ICE’s Deportations Budget Has Increased, Yet Removals Have Plunged

Last week’s House Oversight Committee hearing shined a light on the refusal of the administration to deport dangerous criminals after their sentences are served. In fact, in 2015 ICE released 19,723 criminal illegal aliens, including 208 convicted of murder.

America’s Senator Jeff Sessions must have thought it was a good time to release more details about how poorly the government is doing its job of protecting the public from illegal alien criminals. The shrinking number of deportations is easy to grasp in the simple chart representing that last four years, plus the details behind the graph are included in an explanatory memo:

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Chart: Deportations Plummet as ICE Receives More Resources, Senator Sessions Office, May 2, 2016

Background from the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest:

According to statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, deportations of aliens from the United States have decreased precipitously under the Obama Administration – particularly of those aliens from the interior of the United States. In FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed 409,849 aliens from the United States, with 180,970 coming from the interior of the United States. In FY 2015, ICE removed 235,413 aliens, with only 69,478 coming from the interior.

Put differently, ICE removed nearly 43 percent fewer total aliens from the United States in FY 2015 than it did in FY 2012 – and nearly 62 percent fewer aliens from the interior of the United States. Continue reading this article

Germany: Hundreds Arrested at Pro-Borders Political Conference

Open borders anarchists seem to be working themselves into a froth all over, from Mexicans bashing Trump in California to Germany where 400 black bloc leftists were arrested on Saturday for violently crashing a conference of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party. The similarity — both events featured themes of national sovereignty and border defense.

In Germany, the AfD has gotten electoral success for opposing Chancellor Merkel’s dangerous welcome of more than a million Middle Eastern Muslims inside the gates.

Below, masked men attempt to shut down a political conference of the AfD in Stuttgart.

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The Russian broadcaster RT explained the arrests with its usual snark about sovereignty defenders.

CBN’s Dale Hurd interviewed Björn Höcke, one of the AfD leaders after his electoral success in the March, and the politican seemed quite thoughtful about how Germany’s current difficulty.

Dale Hurd: I assume that you think a big problem with the migrants coming into Germany is that they are Muslim?

Björn Höcke: Yes it’s a big problem. We are still a nation with a Christian imprint. Even though we have many atheists in Germany and in Europe, our values are from a Christian foundation. Islam is a religion that never reformed. It stayed in the Middle Ages. And I, living in Europe, don’t want to adjust myself to Islamic values from the Middle Ages. I’m of the solid conviction that we can’t take in millions of Muslims and integrate them into Germany and Europe.

The lefties squawk about the conservative AfD being nazi, but it’s the masked left-wingers who use violence to shut down legitimate speech, like restricting immigration.

How do anarchists imagine their idealized borderless world will operate? If sovereign democratic states are beaten down into diminished power, who will run the one-world society? Certainly the transnational business interests would move into the vacuum and become even stronger. Have anarchists thought this through?

400 arrests outside German far-right AfD party congress, The Local (Germany), April 30, 2016

German riot police on Saturday arrested around 400 protesters trying to block access to the congress of the right-wing populist AfD political party, as clashes broke out between party members and left-wing activists.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is meeting in the western city of Stuttgart, where it is expected to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto, emboldened by the rise of European anti-migrant groups like Austria’s Freedom Party.

The AfD congress comes a week after the far-right Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer sent shock waves through Austria’s political establishment by winning the first round of a presidential ballot.

Heavily-armoured riot police used pepper spray to hold off protesters, many dressed in black and masking their faces, as officers escorted AfD members into the congress hall. Continue reading this article

Jamiel Shaw, Father of a Son Murdered by an Illegal Alien Gangster, Speaks at Trump Rally

On Friday, President Obama remarked on his Facebook page that he would happily shred the Second Amendment by requiring all firearms have smart gun technology if it could save just one life:

OBAMA: Today, I want to update you on some important progress we’ve made to protect our communities from gun violence. As I said in January, these commonsense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one? We should be doing everything we can to save lives and spare families the pain and unimaginable loss too many Americans have endured.

If the President really cared about saving an American life or two, he might consider enforcing the border and immigration laws. Doing that would save many lives, not just one. Too many citizen lives have been lost to criminal illegal aliens because the government permits and arguably promotes the influx of dangerous foreigners.

When hundreds of illegal aliens convicted of murder are not deported, but instead are purposefully released into American communities, we have to understand that the government no longer cares about public safety for its citizens.

Candidate Donald Trump has made a point of demonstrating the human cost of open borders by recognizing the crime victims of illegal aliens. For example, Laura Wilkerson was an opening speaker for a Trump rally in Orlando in early March. Wilkerson’s 18-year-old son Joshua had been tortured to death by an illegal alien. Trump also met with crime victim families in July and August during his campaign travels, remarking on the issue to the press.

On Thursday in Costa Mesa, California, Trump invited several victim families on stage with him, including Jamiel Shaw, the father of a son killed by an illegal alien gangster in 2008.

Below, Donald Trump with crime victim families in Costa Mesa.

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Jamiel Shaw mentioned that the illegal alien killer was “on his third gun charge” plus “assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest.”

Seriously, killer Pedro Espinoza was a murder waiting to happen. He was violent while incarcerated so the authorities could see how dangerous he was first hand. He was a particularly violent character in jail where he acted as a gang enforcer. News reports say he was the aggressor in eight incidents while he was incarcerated, including attacks on other inmates. One officer testified at trial that Espinoza tried to fight him in the police interrogation room. Yet the alien was released onto Los Angeles streets where he shot young Jamiel Shaw III to death a day later.

An illegal alien criminal practically gets a license to practice in the US. Donald Trump is apparently the only presidential candidate who really understands the level of lawlessness that has been going on for years.

House Hearing Investigates Administration’s Abandonment of Incarcerating and/or Deporting Illegal Alien Criminals

On Thursday, the House Oversight held a hearing, Criminals Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security. (You can watch the nearly six-hour hearing at the link as well as read the testimonies.) The first panel was a grilling of ICE Director Sarah Saldana, who proved that when the administration wants a dirty job done, it choses an incompetent diverse person. Saldana is a slippery liar, who flailed and changed the subject to deflect responsibility from herself. Interestingly, she supported the freeing of violent illegal alien criminals in a hearing just a year ago: ICE Director Defends Administration’s Mass Release of Criminal Aliens. Clearly, this administration’s opening jail cells for violent illegals is a policy, not a mistake. Apparently the increasing number of dead citizens is not too high a cost for turning America hispanic, or Democrat, or whatever the goal is.

The second panel included two parents of young people killed by illegals who should have been deported, the Santa Maria CA Police Chief Ralph Martin and one open borders enthusiast.

Illegal alien criminals keep coming because even murderers get to stay.

Chairman Jason Chaffetz was still exasperated when he appeared on Fox with Greta van Susteren later in the day:

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: The Obama administration under fire at a House hearing. The Department of Homeland Security has released thousands of illegal immigrants who have committed crimes on US soil, including some behind more than 200 murders.

(Hearing clip)  CHAIRMAN JASON CHAFFETZ: You have somebody who commits homicide? Yes, we want them deported. That’s the law.

ICE DIRECTOR SARAH SALDANA: Then put it in the statute, sir.

CHAFFETZ: There’s a whole list of categories there that are a harm to public safety, including those that commit homicide that you went ahead and released anyway. And so that law is crystal clear. You are making these discretionary choices in releasing these people out in the public and they’re committing more crimes, and I don’t understand why you don’t deport them.

SALDANA: To sit there and say that those proud women and men of law enforcement in ICE are choosing to release criminals is absolutely unforgivable. I am very proud of representing those men and women. Many of them are former police officers, sheriff’s department members, and they do not go around trying to put criminals on the streets. (End hearing clip)

VAN SUSTEREN: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman who led today’s hearing Congressman Jason Chaffetz goes on the record. Very good evening sir. Okay, there are some people who are released who are criminals from prison, right?

CHAFFETZ: Eight-six thousand of them over a three-year period.

VAN SUSTEREN: Okay, who makes the decision to release and how do they pick and choose?

CHAFFETZ: Well it seems to be random, but everything from homicide to DUIs to assault to sexual battery to — I mean you name the violent crime — they have released them back out to the public, rather than either detaining them, or even better yet, deporting them

VAN SUSTEREN: These people have been arrested for these crimes and gotten sentences?

CHAFFETZ: They are here illegally, they committed a crime, they were convicted of that crime, they either served that time or they just released them back out in the public instead of actually saying, now that you’ve served your senior sentence your debt to the United States, we’re gonna send you back to the country from which you came — they don’t do that.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why don’t they do that?

CHAFFETZ: It’s ridiculous; there’s no acceptable answer. They tried to reprogram over $100,000,000 that the congress had, allocated for these deportations they wanted to get that money back rather than do it. There’s a minimum of 34,000 beds for these types of people. Yet the department only wants to house about 30,000, and what they’ve done is they’ve released them out on the streets. And more than 200 of those people that were in our detention, that had committed a crime were released back into the public and committed homicide. Continue reading this article

Immigration Fraud Figures Strongly in San Bernardino Arrests

On Thursday, the feds arrested three family members of the San Bernardino jihadists (the Muslim couple who murdered 14 Americans for Allah last December). None of the charges against the three were terror-related, but instead were an assortment of immigration scams and fraud that allowed a nasty gaggle of foreigners to live here.

Below, mass murderer Syed Rizwan Farook (far left) and family members (from left to right): brother Syed Raheel Farook, brother-in-law Farhan Khan and mother Rafia Farook.

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The case is a reminder of how immigration marriage scams are an easy way for hostile foreigners to enter with little attention from the authorities. Apparently Pakistani Tashfeen Malik was quite the jihad enthusiast and she received no scrutiny on her K-1 fiancee visa before she entered and went on to commit mass murder in California. Retired INS senior specialist Michael Cutler was interviewed following the San Bernardino massacre about marriage fraud as an easy way to be admitted to the US:

TUCKER CARLSON: It turns out we knew very little about this woman before letting her in. Did we try to learn more?

MICHAEL CUTLER: Well, we try but you know we keep hearing about the vetting process for refugees. In most cases, many of our visa programs have no vetting process. If you look at the K-1 program it has the highest approval rate or one of the highest approval rates because how do you screen this? This isn’t like marriage fraud. I did marriage fraud investigations and we’ve seen what terrorists have used marriage fraud and visa fraud — the 9/11 Commission talked about that by the way. But here you are talking about somebody going to immigration saying, I’m about to marry this person, I’ve never met them. Now they’re supposed to have met them within two years but if going to their countries so far away would impose a hardship or if their religious beliefs don’t require a face-to-face meeting you could bring someone in literally sight unseen. How do you make certain that this is legitimate?

The following video report does a decent job of explaining the relationships, starting with the Farook brothers, the deceased shooter being Syed Rizwan and the brother arrested today being Syed Raheel. The non-shooter brother married Tatiana Farook, a Russian woman, for her immigration convenience and her sister Mariya married the doofus neighbor, Enrique Marquez, who supplied the murder weapons and planned another jihad attack with Rizwan that never took place. Marquez has been awaiting trial and could do serious time.

San Bernardino Terrorist’s Brother, 2 Women Arrested In Marriage-Fraud Scheme, CBS Los Angeles, April 28, 2016

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com/AP) — Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded not guilty in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme.

The defendants were arrested Thursday morning during two raids in Corona and Ontario. They are 31-year-old Syed Raheel Farook, his 31-year-old wife, Tatiana, and her 26-year-old sister, Mariya Chernykh.

The trio pleaded not guilty in federal court in Riverside Thursday afternoon. All three were released on bail. Bond was set at $25,000 for Raheel, $35,000 for his wife and $50,000 for Chernykh.

A federal grand jury issued a five-count indictment against the accused Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

According to the indictment, the three defendants carried out a marriage fraud conspiracy to obtain immigration benefits for Chernykh, who allegedly entered into a sham marriage to Enrique Marquez Jr.

Marquez is charged with providing assault rifles to Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Dec. 2. He is also charged with conspiring with Rizwan Farook on two previously planned attacks that were never carried out. Continue reading this article

Self-Driving Trucks Will Automate Millions of Jobs

Self-driving cars and trucks are touted as improving road safety (once all the tech kinks are worked out) and will perform jobs that “people don’t really want to do.” according to the article below. Hmm, where have we heard that phrase before??

Below, the German company Daimler introduced a self-driving big-rig truck at Hoover Dam last May. Nevada allows self-driving vehicles if a driver is present to take charge.

Self-driving trucking is moving ahead briskly. The main article linked below notes that a convoy of self-driving trucks recently crossed Europe, which leaves out important details. The trucks were connected wirelessly, as part of the 2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge. The event was a test of the platooning concept,  meaning the vehicles were following in a close line to save fuel and the lead truck had an active driver:

Convoys of Automated Trucks Set to Point Way to Driverless Cars: Truck “platooning” can help manufacturers hone technology, Bloomberg News, April 21, 2016

Michael Kropp typically spends his days behind the wheel of a big, freight-hauling truck, navigating the high-speed curves, offramps, and stop-and-go traffic typical of European highways. On a recent trip to Rotterdam, he was able to relax and take in the sights. Kropp was one of about 30 drivers participating in a test of a new automated driving technology called platooning, which links trucks via Wi-Fi, GPS, sensors, and cameras so they can travel semiautonomously behind one another. The leading rig dictates speed and direction, while the rest automatically steer, accelerate, and brake in a closely spaced convoy. [. . .]

Although driverless cars grab headlines, it may take decades before truly autonomous vehicles rule the road. In the meantime, semiautomated convoys can help manufacturers hone the technology while cutting emissions and fuel consumption, says Anders Kellström, who managed Volvo’s test run to Rotterdam. “Platooning is one of the first steps toward automated driving,” he says. “The technology is mature.”

Eventually, the passive drivers in the convoy will disappear and the group of trucks will be semi-autonomous with one human driver in charge. That will likely be the next step.

This video shows the platooning concept:

The following article is useful because it names some of the costs and savings in dollar amounts. These are the facts the trucking company owners are considering. Naturally they believe that someone else will provide jobs for Americans so they can purchase goods being transported by truck.

And of course, America won’t need any more immigrant workers in the techno-future, given the shrinking workforce caused partially by automation of jobs that were once done by humans. Oxford University researchers forecast in 2013 that nearly half of American jobs were susceptible to being automated within 20 years.

Remember: Automation makes immigration obsolete.

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs, TechCrunch.com, April 26, 2016

A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more economic efficiency — than the driverless truck.

Shipping a full truckload from L.A. to New York costs around $4,500 today, with labor representing 75 percent of that cost. But those labor savings aren’t the only gains to be had from the adoption of driverless trucks.

Where drivers are restricted by law from driving more than 11 hours per day without taking an 8-hour break, a driverless truck can drive nearly 24 hours per day. That means the technology would effectively double the output of the U.S. transportation network at 25 percent of the cost.

And the savings become even more significant when you account for fuel efficiency gains. The optimal cruising speed from a fuel efficiency standpoint is around 45 miles per hour, whereas truckers who are paid by the mile drive much faster. Further fuel efficiencies will be had as the self-driving fleets adopt platooning technologies, like those from Peloton Technology, allowing trucks to draft behind one another in highway trains. Continue reading this article

Mexico: Cartel Gunfights Mean No More Fun in Acapulco

Mexico’s beautiful west coast city of Acapulco used to be a safe and pleasant place for Americans to vacation. In fact, Hollywood produced a film in 1963 titled “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley that was practically a travel ad.

But in recent years, tourists have been avoiding Acapulco because of worsening cartel violence. On Sunday night, gunmen attacked a police station in the city — is that crime or civil war?

In addition, a local journalist, Francisco Pacheco Beltran, who reported on cartel violence, was murdered a few days ago. According to Reporters without Borders, Mexico is the deadliest country in the Western Hemisphere for journalists.

The map of Mexico’s drug cartels is a patchwork of crime.

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Build that wall, President Trump!

Acapulco paralyzed by fear after gunfights between police and gang members, Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2016

The Pacific city of Acapulco remained gripped by fear Tuesday with thousands of businesses and many schools shuttered following two brazen attacks on federal authorities — the latest round of bloodshed in the city’s long fall from storied vacation paradise to Mexico’s murder capital.

Gov. Hector Astudillo of Guerrero state pleaded for a return to “normalcy” after Sunday night’s attacks by suspected drug gangs on a police station and a hotel that housed federal police.

The attacks were apparently reprisals for the arrest Saturday of Fredy del Valle, alias “El Burro,” head of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco, the governor said.

Though the casualties were limited to one dead attacker and a wounded policeman, prolonged gunfire transformed several blocks into a war zone and left residents in a state of shock. City streets, including the Costera Miguel Aleman beach side road, were largely deserted Tuesday amid fears that violence could erupt again. Continue reading this article

Mexico Is “Driven Up the Wall” by Trump Making Mean (True) Observations; Meanwhile Mass Murder Cover-Up Continues

Our narco-neighbor to the south is in a regular tizzy about Donald Trump for reminding Americans of what a lawless hellhole it is and why keeping them out with a wall is a good idea. Like many a useless government, the first move was to think “image makeover” rather than deal with actual problems.

On Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh noticed the Mexican squirming:

RUSH: Mexico ‘Driven Up The Wall’ By Trump

RUSH: Look at this headline.  I mean, there’s all kinds of little nuggets out there. “Driven Up the Wall by Trump, Mexico Looks to Recast Image in US.”  This is a Reuters story.  Why, some might say whatever Trump is doing is already getting results.  Page two of this story: Mexican officials say that Republicans told them they will take care of Trump.

Let’s see what this story has to say here. “At first, Mexico’s government did its best to ignore Donald Trump. Then it likened him to Adolf Hitler. Now it has appointed a new ambassador to come up with a better plan. Fed up with the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination labeling Mexico as a cradle of drug-runners, job poachers and rapists, the government is sending in respected diplomat Carlos Sada to lead a fightback.

“Mexico’s new ambassador in Washington, Sada acknowledges his country has neglected its image across the border and aims to fix that with PR and media campaigns, and by lobbying prominent US companies, lawmakers and civic leaders.” (continues)

Meanwhile, Meheeco has more serious problems than accurate trashtalk. An international panel just handed in a disturbing report about the 43 missing college students who went missing in 2014 (something I reported at the time: Mexico: 43 Disappeared Students Highlight Deep-Seated Lawlessness). The upshot is that a brutal mass murder happened, but the government blocked the panel’s investigation to determine details.

This video report seems to have pertinent facts — which remain sketchy even after two years of investigations:

Here are a few headlines from the last couple days:

Missing Mexican Students Suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say, New York Times, April 24.

Mexico missing students: Government ‘hampered’ independent inquiry, BBC, April 24.

Report: Mexican police tortured suspects in students’ case, Associated Press, April 24.

Mystery of how 43 Mexican college students disappeared may never be solved, Los Angeles Times, April 25, with front-page headline below:

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Political correctness represses much of the truth about Mexico — that it is a barbaric and violent society where 43 students can be murdered with no government accountability or even explanation. Donald Trump is the least of Mexico’s problems and his mention of Mexican alien crimes only skims the surface of the rot.

Administration Plots Massive Syrian Refugee Drop into America

For ages, the Obama crew has been claiming to screen Muslim refugees super-thoroughly in a process that takes years. Then a few weeks ago, the government announced a “surge” program that would magically reduce the process to a mere three months, and the new quickie rapefugees began to arrive.

Europe and the Middle East has millions of spare Muslims who would love to partake of the American infidels’ helpful welfare offices.

Last winter the administration did announce its intentions to increase the intake of Syrian Muslims by a large degree, so we shouldn’t be surprised. Keep in mind that FBI Director Comey has said that Syrians cannot be adequately screened because the US government does not have access to Syria’s databases of crime and such.

It is totally irresponsible of the administration to bring so many unemployable and uneducated (65 percent illiterate!) Muslims — who are not known for their willingness to assimilate to western values. The best we could hope for would be many thousands of quiet welfare receivers, but it’s likely that some number will become dissatisfied and violent in jihad fashion.

Plus, an appalling 93.5 million Americans were out of the workforce in March — how fair is this dodgy policy to them? Some employers will hire refugees just for extra do-gooder diversity points. There’s nothing good about it.

U.S. eyes ways to expand Syrian refugees from 10,000 to 200,000, Washington Examiner, By Paul Bedard, April 25, 2016

In a move around the standard refugee settlement process in America, the United Nations and the administration are scheming to find other ways to boost the number of Syrians entering the country, from 10,000 this year to possibly 200,000.

U.S. officials, meeting with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, joined in a project that looks to “alternative safe pathways” to setting Syrian refugees in America and Europe that include pushing colleges and universities to offer tuition programs and encouraging Syrians already in the country to open their homes to those who’ve fled the war-torn Middle East nation.

The plan already has one victory. Last week, the University of Southern California revealed that it is offering five free tuition programs for Syrian refugees, including one in the school’s journalism program. Continue reading this article

Even Somalis Know the Mexico Border Is a Sieve

It doesn’t bode well for America’s national security when even a backward Somali can figure out that the southern border is a practically a welcome mat for an ambitious jihad gangster. The was the upshot of a recent story from Minnesota where some of the local Somalis are charged with partnering with ISIS to smuggle jihadists through welcoming Mexico north to attack the hated American infidels.

Below, Minnesota-residing Somalis were arrested a year ago for trying to join ISIS. One of them, Gulec Omar (on the right) also planned to smuggle ISIS fighters across the Mexican border.

Tucker Carlson and Ralph Peters discussed the case a couple days ago:

TUCKER CARLSON: Four Minnesota residents from a local Somalian community outside Minneapolis will be on trial next month for conspiring with ISIS plotting to carry out possible attacks here in the US. According to federal prosecutors, one of those accused terrorists, Gulec Ali Omar, even conceived a plan to route foreign fighters across the US-Mexican border. All this comes as FBI director James Comey warned of a possible Brussels-style attack in America within the next two years. Watch this:

FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: We stare at what happened in Brussels and imagine it is our future that we have to work against; that it could be that the threat they’re facing on the continent, increasingly here in the UK, is the threat that we could face two years from now. And we talk a lot, plan a lot, work a lot against that possibility.

CARLSON: It’s an ominous warning, and joining us now with his reactions, Fox News strategic analyst, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters. Colonel, great to see you tonight. Minneapolis yet again the site of an FBI investigation into terrorism. Something has changed in Minneapolis. Whatever happened to Minneapolis nice or Minnesota nice? It didn’t used to be the locus of terror plots. Why is it now?

RALPH PETERS: Well among other things, our immigration policy is so utterly screwed up. How we not only brought in Somalis in very large numbers, we ghettoized them. We allow them to congregate in one area where they don’t have to learn English, they don’t learn American values, they’re subject to hate preachers, most radical forms of Islam, and it’s a little Somalia within the United States.

CARLSON: But for years we brought Scandinavians into Minneapolis and they congregated together and lived in their own neighborhoods and spoke Swedish and Danish and they didn’t plotting terror attacks. What’s the difference?

PETERS: Well they did clog our arteries with a lot of cheese. But very seriously, it really comes down to culture. Scandinavians came over here from European culture. Traditionally, European culture has been our culture and its American derivative. And to be fair, most Muslims have done a fair job of integrating. Some of the Iranian Americans have done a great job. But the Somalis were undereducated or uneducated, practiced a very primitive form of Islam, and again they didn’t get dispersed, they didn’t have to integrate and that’s a fundamental problem.

But Tucker, back to the basic thrust of this story that terrorists are going to be coming across the Mexican border — they’re certainly going to try and keep trying to come through airports, they’ll keep trying to come across the Canadian border because the terrorists desperately want to hit us. (Continues)

Speaking of Somali immigration — certainly one of the most wrong-headed government policies ever — WND recently published a very informative graph that well shows the extent of the problem that has continued in a substantial fashion through three administrations:

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It’s not exactly new news that our enemies have noticed the laxity of American border enforcement. Last June, the ISIS magazine Dabiq suggested a nuke could be transported into the US through Mexico. In December, a couple of Middle Eastern men were caught crossing the border carrying steel cylinders in their backpacks — parts of a jihad engineering project perhaps? ISIS reportedly operates a camp just a few miles from El Paso in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, so they are ready for whatever they have in mind.

Here’s a text report about the Somali case:

ISIS suspect reveals plans to open up route from Syria to U.S. through Mexico, Fox News, April 22, 2016

One of the American men accused in Minnesota of trying to join the Islamic State group wanted to open up routes from Syria to the U.S. through Mexico, prosecutors said. Continue reading this article

Self-Deporting Mexican Finds Success at Home

We immigration restrictionists love upbeat stories of Mexicans who forsake their theft of American jobs and achieve prosperity upon return to the beloved homeland. Is it not racist to believe that brown people are inherently incapable of creating wealth and must instead be rescued by big white America?

In fact, Mexico is rich, ranking #15 among nations in world GDP. Mexico’s middle class has seen significant growth in the last decade or so, even though there the disparity between rich and poor is still extreme. There are lawless regions near the border where drug gangs rule, but other areas have a level of order where business can operate and thrive.

Despite the difficulties, there is enough potential within the wealthy Mexican economy for an energetic entrepreneur to be successful, as today’s example demonstrates.

Sunday’s Los Angeles Times front page presented the happy self-deport story:

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The downside to this immigration tale is the college education an American did not get because illegal alien Mexican Bernardino Hernandez took that slot at UC Davis.

Raised in the U.S. without legal status, he attains the American dream — in Mexico, Los Angeles Times, April 24 2016

Six years ago Bernardino Hernandez boarded a plane to Mexico City with not much — his high school yearbook, a printer and his college copy of “Thomas More’s Magician,” a novel about creating a utopian community in 16th century Mexico.

He had recently graduated from UC Davis, but he felt limited by his lack of legal status in the United States. Hernandez was 21 years old and unsure whether he’d ever reach his potential in a country that he’d called home since he was a toddler but that now wouldn’t allow him to work legally.

Before he departed, his disapproving father gave him $1,000 in cash but warned him, “I won’t pay for a coyote to bring you back.”

No need.

Though he gave up on his American dream in the U.S., he is now living it in Mexico.

Hernandez, 27, is at the helm of a translation company he launched last fall, leading a team of 15 linguists who offer services in nearly two dozen languages to multiple businesses, including eight transnational companies. Continue reading this article

Red China Aims to Expand into Self-Driving Car Business

The ChiCom business sector intends to be a world leader in the coming self-driving car industry. It has big plans, including a well-developed intelligence network.

In fact, China’s tech giant Baidu has set up a Silicon Valley office in Sunnyvale, California, that employs 160 workers, many of whom are working on the car project.

The ChiComs are quite energetic in stealing American technology from afar via the internets, but a Silicon Valley location will open up more personal spying opportunities — and China is expert at traditional espionage as well.

An NBC report from last July observed extensive cyber-spy activity, with a map showing how Chinese hackers have breached US cyber-security more than 600 times in the past five years to steal secrets:

This National Security Agency map shows a red dot for every successful computer intrusion by China over the past five years — nearly 700 with computer attacks in every state but North Dakota. The northeast corner from Washington to New York is a massive blob red and intrusions are clustered around California’s Silicon Valley, the aerospace regions in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California’s defense industrial base.

Besides the increased Chinese espionage opportunities of its California foothold, the entrance of self-driving cars into the economy generally means a large employment category faces obsolescence from automation: more than three million Americans have jobs as drivers.

Below, the Chinese Baidu company’s self-driving car.

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The recent Reuters report about ChiCom self-driving cars observes that the People’s Republic could be advantaged by its “regulatory structure” — does that mean fewer lawyers and less supervision regarding safety? The PRC certainly benefits by operating more pollution-spewing industries, unencumbered by annoying environmental regulations which enable the Chinese to manufacture more cheaply than America. (Funny how transnational trade deals never include the pollution factor.) Even the upbeat Reuters report noted China’s “choking air pollution.”

Look Mao, no hands! China’s roadmap to self-driving cars, Reuters, April 22, 2016

In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets.

A draft roadmap for having highway-ready, self-driving cars within 3-5 years and autonomous vehicles for urban driving by 2025 could be unveiled as early as this year, said Li Keqiang, an automotive engineering professor at Tsinghua University who chairs the committee drafting the plan. The panel is backed by the powerful Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The draft will set out technical standards, including a common language for cars to communicate with each other and infrastructure, and regulatory guidelines – a unified framework that contrasts with a patchwork of state laws and standards in the United States.

Without coordination, that patchwork could hold back the development of self driving cars in the U.S., David Strickland, a former safety chief for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said at an event in Beijing this month.

China’s top-down approach could see it overtake the U.S. and Europe, where automakers have generally been left to agree among themselves on industry standards. A push for self-driving and electric cars also fits with Beijing’s shift to an economy driven by high-tech and consumer industries rather than heavy industry and low-end manufacturing.

“If we can convince the government that every company, every car on the road must use this (single standard) … then there is a chance China can beat the rest of the world” to the widespread use of self-driving cars, said Li Yusheng, head of Chongqing Changan Automobile’s autonomous drive program.

China is ripe for the advent of self-driving cars. It’s the world’s biggest autos market and is blighted by choking air pollution, traffic congestion and often erratic driving. More than 200,000 people die each year in road accidents, according to World Health Organisation estimates. Continue reading this article

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