Tucker Carlson Notes the Demanding Mob of Illegal Aliens in Senate Office Building

A gaggle of illegals and their pals swarmed Capitol Hill on Thursday where they insisted on a big amnesty for DACAs and Dreamers and all their cousins ad infinitum.

The scene looked pretty rowdy, verging on unsafe, as a large crowd of angry illegal aliens loudly demanded citizenship privileges to which they have no right.

Who’s in charge of public safety in the Senate office building? After the attempted mass murder where Rep. Steve Scalise was nearly killed last summer after being shot during a baseball practice with several other Republicans and Senator Rand Paul had six ribs cracked by a neighbor a few days back, it seems like the safety of elected officials should get more consideration.

Tucker Carlson found the lack of law enforcement to be disappointing:

“A literal horde of illegal immigrants stormed Capitol Hill today — hundreds of illegal immigrants and their supporters assembled in the Hart Senate Office Building very close to right here, chanting slogans in an effort to pressure Congress to disallow the deportation of people here illegally.

Now protesting inside the Hart Building is against the law; many protestors were students cutting school, and of course an illegal immigrant participating in an illegal protest inside the US is illegal on about eight different levels. Nevertheless only 15 arrests were made, and seems unlikely anybody will be deported over this or ever for any reason because we don’t deport people in America.

Howie Carr is a Boston area radio show host, and he joins us tonight. Howie, I mean not to put too fine a point on it, but for people here illegally to show up and scream at elected American representatives about how they demand this, that or the other thing, and then no one does anything about it kind of tells you that the law is toothless now.”

Howie Carr said he didn’t get it either, and went on to cite cases of violent crime in the Boston area committed by illegal aliens, like the Cambodian who beat and robbed an elderly woman in a wheelchair.

Here’s a spare video in case of disappearance and an audio version:

Interestingly, a recent poll found support for DACA forgiveness to be dropping: less than 30 percent of Americans want to see those illegals get an amnesty.

Immigrant Kids Struggle in School and Face Poverty

The immigration narrative is supposed to run something like this: the initial immigrant may struggle to get settled, but the kids will be valedictorians and successful in adult life. Even some illegal alien kiddies show up in caps and gowns to show their future potential as the immigration myth dictates.

Below, amnesty-seeking Dreamers paraded around Hollywood in 2010 in scholarly attire to give the impression of future success.

But the narrative turns out to be false, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The second generation experiences more poverty and school failure — so much for the idea of immigrant progress!

If immigrant kids are not able to succeed in American schools, perhaps the reason is that there are too many of them. School stress caused by immigrant overcrowding has been reported in many areas, resulting in deficient education for all.

Children of immigrants experience more poverty, academic failure, report finds, Washington Post, October 24, 2017

Children of immigrants, who make up 28 percent of all children in Maryland and nearly a quarter of those in Virginia and the District, are more likely to live in chronic poverty and less likely to perform at grade level in school, according to a report being released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The report highlights disparities in opportunities for children of immigrants. It also highlights the harder-to-measure impacts of persistent stress on children affected by government policies that result in the profiling, deportation and detention of immigrants.

“When you hear conversations about immigration and immigration policies, it’s rare that you hear about the impacts on kids being discussed,” said Laura Speer, associate director for policy reform and advocacy for the Casey Foundation. “These kids are going to be our future leaders, our future workforce. We need them to be successful if we are going to be successful as a country.”

Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with parents who emigrated from another country. Of those, 88 percent are U.S. citizens. About 5 million children have a parent who is undocumented.

While children of immigrants make up less than a quarter of the nation’s population of children, they account for 30 percent of those from low-income families, the report says.

They are also more likely to struggle in school. Only 8 percent of fourth-graders in immigrant families scored at or above proficient in reading in 2015 compared to 38 percent of children from non-immigrant families. And just 5 percent of eighth-grade children from immigrant families scored at or above proficient in math in 2015 compared to 34 percent of children from nonimmigrant families. The report used English-language learner status as a proxy for determining which students have immigrant parents.

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You Say Dreamers, I Say DACA — Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

It was good to see Mark Krikorian note the difference between DACA recipients and Dreamers when he appeared Sunday on Fox News. Importantly, he reminded the audience that the Dreamers are a much larger group, perhaps three or four times that of DACA illegals, depending on how they are being counted — opening “a whole new can of worms” if Dreamers become the amnesty recipients.

Below, Dreamers paraded around Hollywood a few years back, wearing caps and gowns as they pretended to be scholars.

As I’ve pointed out before, the press conveniently prefers to confuse DACA and Dreamer, and anyway Dreamer sounds nicer than DACA to media scribblers.

The important point is that DACA comprises a specific list of around 780,000 known persons who signed up for the unlawful Obama program; Dreamers, on the other hand, can be any number the Democrats want. The D-Party hopes to inflate the numbers of illegal aliens receiving amnesty into the millions using confusion as a weapon.

Breitbart explored the Democrats’ devious discussions of DACA/Dreamers:

EXCLUSIVE– Sen. Durbin Spills the Beans on Amnesty: Admits ‘DREAM Act’ a Ploy for Open-Ended Amnesty, Breitbart News, October 7, 2017

Democratic leader Sen. Richard Durbin confirmed to Breitbart News that the Dream Act amnesty is open-ended and larger than his advertised number of the 780,000 people who have signed up for the DACA amnesty.

Breitbart News asked Durbin on Wednesday how many people would be included in the amnesty, which is co-sponsored by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Durbin answered by saying:

We’re aiming at the DACA population, which is 780,000, but the Dream Act leaves that open.

Durbin spoke at a press conference arranged by Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us advocacy group. The event featured roughly 100 illegal aliens. Breitbart News asked the Illinois Senator when he would have a public estimate for the number of people who would gain from open-ended Dream Act, and he replied:

I don’t know that we have numbers. We can tell you 780,000 DACA. You have got ask how many are eligible for DACA today that didn’t apply, and I dont know what that number is. I really don’t. It is going to be more than 780,000, but I don’t know what it is.

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DACA Amnesty Process Begins to Take Shape

On Tuesday, the Senate held a hearing about what’s to be done with the youngish illegal aliens allowed to remain and mooch off America because of Obama’s unlawful DACA program. The president says he wants an amnesty limited to actual DACA recipients.

But how likely is a limited amnesty when the bi-partisan open-borders caucus gets revved up with the idea of cheap labor and grateful voters?

Not very likely at all. Senator Lindsey Graham piped up right on cue, “What will happen next is I think we’ll set down and deal with the rest of the 11 million” (Lindsey Graham: After DACA, Bigger Amnesty, More Immigration, Breitbart.com, Oct. 5).

Republicans should know better than to trade amnesty now for enforcement later. That deal didn’t work out so well in the 1986 scam and shouldn’t be repeated. In fact, the American people are still owed enforcement from the promises made then, in particular a secure border and invader-free workplaces.

Forgiving the DACA bunch is moving in the wrong direction. The sketchy principle of birth citizenship stemming from a misreading of the 14th Amendment that allows pregnant foreigners to give birth to anchor baby US citizens is bad enough. Worse is the proposed amnesty for DACAs who entered at up to age sixteen. The DACA amnesty makes America look weak, stupid and unserious about defending law and sovereignty, and it reinforces the image of America as flophouse to the world.

A big step toward a DACA-plus amnesty occurred with the Senate Judiciary hearing on Tuesday: Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

It was disappointing to hear Senator Grassley talk about making a “deal” to protect the DACA illegals, even after listing the many failures of the program in terms of fraud and crime.

Several years ago, he observed an important point about illegal alien amnesty: “You know what I found out? If you reward illegality, you get more of it.”

That psychological fact has not changed since them. Rewarding DACA illegals will tell the world that another amnesty will come eventually as long as the foreigners have a good story that sounds appealing in the media. Now is the time to be tough toward lawbreaking foreigners, not generous. The government’s kindness should be focused on citizens, not invaders whose aim is to steal jobs from Americans.

Grassley Statement at Hearing on Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End DACA, October 03, 2017

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Hearing on Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End DACA, October 3, 2017

Good morning. We’re here to consider how to address the problem created by President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action known “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”  In September, President Trump gave Congress six months to act in accordance with the Constitution on an issue that impacts millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants.

We have been debating this issue for 16 years – what type of legal status, if any, that unauthorized immigrants who were brought here as children should have.

Since 2001, successive Congresses have considered this question and always refused to address it. In both 2007 and 2013, Congress considered what we called “comprehensive” immigration reform that would’ve legalized millions of unauthorized individuals. However, these misguided efforts at mass amnesty failed.

The reason is simple. Remembering what happened in 1986, the American people recognized that legalization without enforcement and a way to address increasing demand for cheap foreign labor would only continue a cycle of illegal immigration.

That’s why for years, Congress, in a bi-partisan fashion, worked together to strengthen our nation’s border security and interior enforcement, but has struggled to address some of the thorniest elements of immigration.

Nothing better highlights Congress’s bipartisan commitment to preventing illegal immigration than the Secure Fence Act. That bill authorized the Government to construct almost 700 miles of fencing on the U.S-Mexican border. It passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, including from then Senators Obama, Biden and Clinton, and from our current Ranking Member, Ms. Feinstein. As President George W. Bush said, that bill was an “important step towards immigration reform.”

Why? Because the Secure Fence Act was an effort to restore the American people’s trust in the integrity of our lawful immigration system by taking a real step in protecting our borders.

As recently as 2010 both Democrats and Republicans agreed that the only lawful action that could be taken was by Congress. President Obama himself summed it up best when he said he “wasn’t a King” and was “obliged to execute the law . . .[and] can’t just make the laws [himself].”

To paraphrase novelist T.H. White, a King President Obama was not, but a King he decided to be. On June 15, 2012, President Obama decided to bypass the Constitution and use his “pen and phone” to create DACA: a large-scale executive action for hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants.

Not only did President Obama abuse prosecutorial discretion by staying deportation for these cases, he also allowed recipients to apply for work permits.

And they did, in the hundreds of thousands.  Since 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued more than 1.7 million work permits to DACA recipients. Granting these permits was a clear violation of the law and of the constitution.

From the beginning, President Obama’s executive action was riddled with numerous loopholes that allowed for fraud and abuse. Since 2012, victims and whistleblowers have contacted me to explain how criminals benefitted from this program. Continue reading this article

Los Angeles Times Reports Trump Supporters Love Dreamer Amnesty!

In case citizens have any question about what the proper attitude about a DACA/Dreamer amnesty should be, the liberal press is Johnny-on-the-spot to tell them. Candidate Trump promised to end the program that was begun by President Obama with an unconstitutional decree in 2012, but President Trump has recently backslid to a more Democrat position.

Not to worry — Trump voter are “flexible” according to a front-page headline on Saturday’s Los Angeles Times. Even previously pro-enforcement Arizonans now apparently think that “Dreamers” should be allowed to stay because they arrived through “no fault of their own.”

Interestingly, a 2010 Rasmussen poll showed that 64 percent of Arizona voters rejected citizenship for anchor babies, but the current Times item was less clear about public opinion, noting “Dreamers, who, polls show, are viewed with sympathy by a majority of Americans.”

The liberal press has been running at full speed to push public opinion about “Dreamers” into accepting an amnesty that will surely grow into the millions, thereby creating a new batch of Democrat voters.

The media have purposely expanded the amnesty language by using the more appealing term “Dreamer” which refers to any young illegal alien, while DACA refers to a numerically limited group of around 800K. When amnesty is on the table, Democrats want maximum numbers, because importing big-government foreigners is the only way they can win elections.

As Mark Twain observed, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session” — and double that when the subject is amnesty for future Democrats.

Friday’s newspaper headlines showed the media preference for the word “Dreamer”:

Trump Backs Plan to Stop Deportation of Dreamers — New York Times

‘Dreamer’ deal gains cautious support on Hill — Washington Post

‘Dreamer’ deal roils status quo — San Francisco Chronicle

Hope for resolution to ‘Dreamers’ dispute — Los Angeles Times

Trump confirms support for legislation against deporting of ‘Dreamers’ — Sacramento Bee

A Dreamer amnesty will send the message that American jobs and benefits are available to anyone on earth as long as they bring some kids. Basic psychology informs us that rewarding a behavior encourages more of it.

Here’s the Times article that encourages Americans to be nice to illegal alien job thieves, because deporting people is mean!

Dealing with Democrats? Protecting ‘Dreamers’? Here in Arizona that’s just fine with these Trump supporters, Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2017

Mesa, Arizona — Donald Trump’s tough talk on illegal immigration was a big part of the reason Dave Hagstrom and many others in this booming Phoenix suburb supported him for president. “Walls make good neighbors,” Hagstrom said.

So when the president moved this week to cut a deal — with Democrats no less — to block the expulsion of 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, was Hagstrom disappointed?

Not at all.

“If you were to deport them, where would they go?” Hagstrom, 60, a car-warranty manager, asked on his way to a Bible-study dinner at an upscale shopping mall. “To send them across the border would be inhumane almost. There’s no life for them there.”

Trump’s fiery rhetoric and promise to seal the U.S. border with Mexico attracted millions of supporters in last year’s election, many of them older white conservatives like the ones who repeatedly elected immigration hard-liner Joe Arpaio as sheriff here in Maricopa County.

But as Trump shifted this week to a softer approach on the young immigrants in legal limbo through no fault of their own, many of his most die-hard supporters moved right along with him — among them Arpaio, who was ousted in November by voters tired of his inflammatory approach.

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Facts Undermine Media’s DACA Sob Story of Suffering Children

While the worthless liberal press falsely portrays DACA recipients as being innocent children, nearly all of them are young adults. Some DACAs are parents themselves, a situation that the San Francisco Chronicle ran as a front page story on Sunday, though without a tear-jerk photo.

As sob stories go, this one endangers the major premise — that of the “cruel” Trump threatening to deport little kiddies to homelands they never knew.

Strangely enough, the media never mention that their beloved President Obama created the temporary amnesty program (“Deferred” Action on Childhood Arrivals) that now has so many on the left shrieking up a storm. Obama probably figured a future president would be forced into engineering a big amnesty by the demanding Dreamers unwilling to forego the American goodies. The situation may indeed work out that way, judging from Trump’s weakness on the issue.

Up to a quarter of DACAs are parents themselves (!) according to the following news article. Wait — a sizeable number of Dreamers are dads and moms rather than little tykes? So confusing for the accepted liberal narrative.

Thousands of ‘Dreamers’ face agonizing choices about their children, San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 2017

Erika Almanza picked up her 11-year-old son from school in San Jose one afternoon shortly after President Trump was elected and began to ask him about his day, but first the boy needed his own questions answered.

“Mommy, are you illegal?” he said. “Are you going to get deported?”

She assured him she would not, because she is a “Dreamer” — one of the more than 200,000 people in California protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

Now Almanza doesn’t know what to tell her son and his 7-year-old sister after the Trump administration announced Tuesday it is phasing out DACA. She is facing not only the prospect of being deported to Mexico in a couple of years, but the realization that she would probably choose to leave behind her children, who are U.S. citizens by birth.

“Their life is here. They only know here. The same way my life is here,” said Almanza, a 27-year-old small-business owner, who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico at age 4. Her partner, the children’s father, is undocumented.

While attention on the DACA program has long focused on college students, surveys suggest that up to a quarter of the nearly 700,000 recipients are believed to be parents of citizens. These relationships add a powerful dimension to the debate as Trump, who professed “love” for “Dreamers” even as he rescinded DACA, asks Congress to come up with a solution.

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Tucker Carlson Debates Globalist Libertarian

If there’s a worse advertisement for the libertarian cause than the anti-sovereignty declarations of the unpatriotic editor of Reason magazine, I have never seen it. Katherine Mangu-Ward was recently quizzed by Tucker Carlson about the sketchy “rights” of illegal aliens, like DACA moochers for example. Also joining in the conversation was Mike Donavan, CEO of Nexus Services which provides services for illegal aliens like bail, so he is likewise an enthusiastic globalist. It was an open-borders firefight, with Tucker standing up for American citizens and the nation state.

TUCKER CARLSON: So Katherine, as a sincere libertarian, let me ask you a philosophical question: do we have an obligation to put the interests of American citizens ahead of the interests of immigrants?

KATHERINE MANGU-WARD: No I don’t think so and in particular I think in this case we don’t get priority in this case I just don’t buy it. All that those things are in conflict.

CARLSON: In general. you don’t think that American citizens ought to get meaningful priority over aliens.

MANGU-WARD: I don’t know what this means to say — meaningful priority over aliens. American citizens benefit when people come here work here, raise families here, and it is absolutely the case that these dreamers in particular are going to add to our economy add to our culture make America a better place

CARLSON: Those are massive assumptions that in some cases are true, in some cases are false, but if you could determine in a specific case if there’s one job and if you know you got a choice between someone who came here illegally and someone who’s an American citizen, you wouldn’t automatically go for the American citizen?

MANGU-WARD: Well I mean I think you could ask similarly, do I favor protectionist policies, do I think if a job could be here or a job could be in China is it morally better for the job to be here? I think the answer is no in that case too.

CARLSON: I vehemently disagree with you but I want our viewers to know what your position is on that. So this is not an abstract question because there are a ton of unemployed Americans, almost 100 million actually — not all of them want to go to work, but I think we could all agree a lot more of them ought to be working than are. Why would we be issuing any work permits to anybody from outside the country until those people have jobs?

And so it went with more of the same. These globalists believe it is totally fine for illegal aliens to take jobs in the US that by law are supposed to go to citizens and legal immigrants only. The citizens pay the taxes and fight the wars to keep the country going, while invasive foreigners come only to loot the wealth.

Below, citizens participated in a Washington DC No Amnesty rally in July 2015

The ongoing liberal freak-out about DACA aliens overlooks the fact that many of those foreigners are occupying jobs that by law should go to citizens. For example, Apple CEO Tim Cook has bragged that his company employs 250 DACAs — does he think working for Apple is a job that real Americans just don’t want to do? Radio show host Laura Ingraham has also spoken out about the forgotten citizens, remarking recently, “Americans are dreamers too. . . I think there are a lot of folks who listen to my show who turned out at these rallies for Donald Trump who really loved his America-first message and I think there are ways to be compassionate to people short of giving them work permits and federal benefits.”

Candidate Trump ran on an Americans-first platform, but his support for a DACA amnesty leaves citizens high and dry at the feet of open-borders globalists once again. We voted for national sovereignty, law and borders, but we are getting an amnesty process started less than one year into the new administration.

Is ICE Honcho Homan a Swamp Creature?

On Wednesday, the Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan appeared on Fox News and sounded like a tough enforcer as he discussed his agency’s duties, but his history is a little more complicated.

He railed against MS-13 and sanctuary cities in the interview. When Fox host Neil Cavuto observed how widespread the violent gang has become, Homan responded, “Our intelligence shows they’re in over 40 states across the country” and “we’re coming after them very hard.” He further expounded:

When [President Trump] signed executive orders, he basically told the Border Patrol agents and the 20,000 American patriots that work for ICE: you can now do your job, you will enforce the laws on the books. There’s no population of aliens that’s off the table any more, and we’ve been waiting on that almost a decade now. So you know I’ve made it clear when you enter this country illegally, you have committed a crime, and you can’t want to be a part of this country and not respect its laws, so those who enter the country illegally, you may get past the Border Patrol and in the past you had this feeling that, ‘Okay I’m home free, I got by the Border Patrol and no one’s looking for me’ — well, those days are over. We’re looking for you, we’re gonna prioritize what we do, but we’re going to enforce the law without apology.

Regarding those special safe spaces for illegal aliens, Homan said, “Sanctuary cities in my opinion, they’re unAmerican: that’s not an America I grew up in.”

He certainly has the enforcement song-and-dance patter down, just the sort of thing his new boss likes to hear.

Director Homan sounds like a tough immigration law enforcer, right? Deportation is happening, is it not?

In May, ICE gang arrests netted more than 1300 illegal alien criminals in largest sweep to date.

Interestingly, Breitbart News paints quite a different picture of the ICE leader, that he was Obama’s willing and enthusiastic henchman who released criminal aliens into America like the MS-13 monsters Homan now condemns:

Trump’s ICE Director Helped Author Obama’s Immigration Priorities and Executive Orders, Praised Them, Breitbart.com, by Brandon Darby, July 10, 2017

The Obama-holdover chosen by DHS Secretary John Kelly to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Trump Administration helped author Obama’s controversial immigration priorities and executive orders, and he also publicly praised them. Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan made the comments on video shortly before the 2016 presidential election at a time when most thought Hillary Clinton would win, but Donald Trump won and now Homan claims to be an immigration hawk. Continue reading this article

Hearing: DHS Secretary Kelly Suggests Congress Legalize Illegal Alien Kiddies

It was very disappointing to see Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly say he wants Congress to legalize Obama’s unlawful action of 2012 when he delivered an amnesty to hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens, in a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Obama had stated for several years that he couldn’t unilaterally create a mass amnesty, until he decided that he could.

In the hearing video below from June 7, Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ, immigration grade this Congress F-) recites the tiresome cliché, “These kids who were brought here into the country through no fault of their own as children, as you know; in Arizona there’s 57,000 of them.”

Secretary Kelly responded, “As I said many many many times on this topic, we are not targeting DACA recipients. But that said — and I’m not gonna let you off the hook — you’ve got to solve this problem. A different man or woman in this job might have a different view of it. I’m not gonna let the Congress off the hook. You’ve got to solve it.”

Of course, Kelly is simply following the guidance of his boss, President Trump, who has been continuing Obama’s DACA program with remarkable enthusiasm, despite having promised during his campaign to end it. In fact, in April the president said “This is a matter of heart” — meaning it would be mean to send them home. What?!

Whose heart? Certainly not the hearts of patriotic Americans, who thought they had elected a tough immigration enforcer. Trump’s reversal has put him in the anti-borders camp of Obama globalists, at least for kids’ category.

DACA kids have gotten free educations and other social services on the backs of taxpayers, not to mention the all-important jobs obtained via their government-supplied work permits. Illegal immigration is theft, and youth is not an excuse for receiving ill-gotten gains. If your father was an excellent safe-cracker, I don’t think you get to keep the loot.

And the numbers of DACA recipients are not insignificant. Mark Krikorian found them the other day and reported in his article Amnesty Donald:

Assuming a constant rate of processing, that would mean Donald Trump has given access to work permits, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, EITC, and more to 13,436 illegal aliens who had not already been amnestied by Obama. That’s an average of 192 new illegals a day granted amnesty by Donald Trump.

The Washington Times observed the disapproval of Trump voters:

Trump’s reversal allowing amnesty for Dreamers enrages conservative base, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, June 8, 2017

The Trump administration has approved tens of thousands of temporary amnesties for illegal immigrant Dreamers, according to numbers released Thursday that underscore a major reversal for President Trump.

The decision has enraged the president’s conservative base, which hoped he would make good on his promise to revoke the policy, known in governmentspeak as DACA. Continue reading this article

Young Non-DREAMer Illegal Can’t Get a Job in the United States

The advent of the Trump administration has been a fine opportunity for the art of illegal immigration sob stories, and they can’t be hard for lib scribblers to dig up. Today’s sniffler episode concerns Mexican David Cruz Hernandez who just missed being a DACA moocher by being a few months too old. He nevertheless managed to cadge two degrees from the California university system, where he ripped off the state and took a slot that should have gone to a deserving, qualified American.

But now as a highly educated illegal alien, Hernandez is unable to steal an American job. Boo hoo.

Speaking of Obama’s DACA scam, President Trump has let the evil thing continue, even though he promised during his campaign to end it. Disappointing.

Below, illegal alien David Cruz Hernandez complains that he must travel abroad to use the skills he gleaned from the education subsidized by California taxpayers.

Uncertainty for undocumented graduates who aren’t ‘Dreamers’, San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 2017

David Cruz Hernandez felt euphoric as he cleared tables at a restaurant in June 2012. News was breaking of President Barack Obama’s effort to shield from deportation hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the country as children, while giving them access to work permits.

For Cruz Hernandez, then a 23-year-old UC Santa Cruz student, the program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, seemed a solution to his life of uncertainty. He raced home that night and pulled up the eligibility rules on his iPad in bed.

Applicants must have arrived in the U.S. before June 2007. Check. They must be in school. Check. They must have entered the country before their 16th birthday.

“Oh,” he said to himself. He had crossed the border when he was 16 years and 9 months old.

Five years later, Cruz Hernandez remains anguished by his narrow miss. And he is part of a large group of people who have graduated from a California university or are on the path toward graduating, despite having no legal status, no pathway to a work permit and no protection from deportation.

These students are similar in profile to the “Dreamers” who qualified for DACA — who number more than 200,000 in California — but face dwindling options on graduation day, even though they arrived as juveniles and were provided strong educations, often with taxpayer-funded aid. Continue reading this article

ICE Gang Sweep Nets over 1300 in Arrests

“Gang sweep” is a phrase Americans haven’t heard in a while, and it sounds good.

In contrast, Obama preferred to release illegal alien criminals from jail, including violent ones. CIS reported that under the Obama administration, immigration agencies were rather permissive: ICE Released 19,723 Criminal Aliens in 2015. Perhaps the previous president saw diverse criminals as future Democrat voters.

Below, some tatted-up MS-13 members. Of the 1378 recent gang arrests, 104 were MS-13, who have been causing a lot of mayhem lately on Long Island.

Interestingly, CNN was reassuring to diversity enthusiasts in its report, headlining: ICE announces major anti-gang operation, mostly US citizens arrested. CNN detailed that out of more than 1300 arrests nationwide, “445 were foreign nationals, with 384 in the country illegally.”

Presumably we citizens are supposed to be relieved at that number.

Were any re-arrests of illegals released by Obama? Inquiring minds want to know.

ICE arrests 1,378 suspected gang members in largest sweep to date, Fox News, May 11, 2017

The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

The operation, which ran from March 26 through May 6, targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.

“Gangs threaten the safety of our communities, not just in major metropolitan areas, but in our suburbs and rural areas, too,” ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said Thursday. “Gang-related violence and criminal activity present an ongoing challenge for law enforcement everywhere.”

According to ICE, of the 1,378 total arrested, 933 were U.S. citizens, and 1,095 were confirmed as gang members or affiliates. Also, 104 of those arrested were affiliated with the dreaded MS-13 gang, eight of whom illegally crossed the border as unaccompanied minors. Continue reading this article

Los Angeles Times Swoons over Houston, America’s Most Diverse City

The LA Times is notable for its passionate trust in liberalism’s true faith of diversity. American culture, it assumes, exists only to provide a comfy habitat for immigrants and illegal aliens to enjoy. Preserving the traditional society for the benefit of citizens does not seem to be considered.

Tuesday’s front page served up a prime example of diverso-think, with undisguised delight about the change of Houston from an American city to the nation’s most diverse one, declaring that “Houston’s new boom is diversity.”

Doesn’t the Times seem a little too happy at the disappearance of white people? Its demographic chart shows only 25.6 percent white people in 2010. Would Zero white people be preferable according to the Times‘ values?

Perhaps the LAT has forgotten that pale persons were the founding fathers of America. In addition, they were almost entirely Protestants who were English-speaking British-descended persons.

So according to current liberal beliefs, the American founding was a complete disaster because no diversity. True, women and blacks were initially left out of the club, but that was fixed eventually. How curious then that the diverse peoples of the world flock here by the millions to live in a nation designed by white Protestant men.

Still, some might suspect that the left’s immigration diversity fixation today is a strategy to import millions of big-government voters, based on the culture of their homelands.

The Times gets carried away in its multi-culti enthusiasm, such as when it gushed over a diverse couple who don’t speak any language in common — the male Afghani and the female Spanish speaker — and need a translator. Just how enriching is diversity when one cannot even understand the values and culture of the Other? Perhaps the Times does not recall the Biblical lesson of the Tower of Babel, where God punished prideful humans by creating numerous languages and consequent lack of understanding.

Destroy the traditional nation, up with diverse anarchy! It’s the liberal dream, despite the bad fit with the normal tribalism that’s hard-wired in human nature.

How Houston has become the most diverse place in America, Los Angeles Times, May 8, 2017

The boys sprint in white and yellow uniforms down the green turf, grunting and sweating as the coach shouts from the sidelines. “Búscalo, búscalo,” he yells in Spanish, urging the players to sprint for the ball.

“Umusitari!” comes a voice on the sidelines — run down the line — from Biganiro Espoir, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Margaret Long Wisdom High School soccer team hails from Central America, Mexico, Africa and points between. Its bench hums with Spanish, Kinyarwanda, Swahili and often English. But its real unifying language — soccer, played hard — is universal.

The high school is in southwest Houston, a city whose stunning growth and high-volume immigration have turned it into the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the country, surpassing New York in 2010.

“It’s really surprising to see a place like this in the South, where you consider it to be racist and xenophobic,” said Michael Negussie, a Wisdom High School senior from Ethiopia. “Stereotypes of Texas don’t apply here.”

Of course in some ways they still do. Houston — with a black, Democratic mayor and a powerfully pro-immigrant population — has potentially become one of the battlefronts in Texas over the city’s “don’t ask” ‘sanctuary policy,’ which prohibits police from inquiring about the immigration status of a person who hasn’t been arrested.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has led an aggressive charge to end such policies, and on Sunday signed a bill to punish so-called sanctuary cities.

Under the new law, set to take effect Sept. 1, local law enforcement officers are allowed to ask people about their immigration status during a lawful detention, such as a routine traffic stop. Local entities that prohibit enforcement of immigration laws could be fined up to $25,500 a day.

The sanctuary issue has roiled Texas, which has the country’s longest border with Mexico and an estimated 1.5 million immigrants who are in the country illegally. Much of the debate has focused on liberal islands such as Austin, where the governor has blocked $1.5 million in funding over sanctuary policies. In Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has balked at ordering his police officers to take on the role of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in carrying out immigration laws.

“What I’ve consistently said is that we will obey federal and state laws as long as those federal and state laws are consistent with the United States Supreme Court,” Turner said in a March interview, “and consistent with the United States Constitution.”

The story of how his city turned from a town of oil industry roughnecks and white blue-collar workers into a major political centrifuge for immigration reform, demographic analysts say, is nothing less than the story of the American city of the future.

Houston boomed through the mid-20th century, thanks to the oil bonanza, and most of those who came to get rich were white. Large numbers of Vietnamese refugees began arriving in the 1970s, and after an oil collapse in 1982, they were followed by an influx of Latinos driven by cheap housing and employment opportunities. Whites, meanwhile, started drifting out.

The multi-ethnic boom has occurred deep in the heart of a state that has often seemed to regard conservatism, and Texas identity, as an element of religion.

The state’s Republican leadership has helped lead the fight this year not only on sanctuary cities, but to defend President Trump’s order on border security and immigration enforcement. Texas went to court in 2015 to successfully block expanded deportation protections for young “Dreamers” and their parents who brought them here illegally.

Yet demographic experts say the Houston metro area, home to the third-largest population of undocumented immigrants in the country — behind New York and Los Angeles — is a roadmap to what U.S. cities will look like in the coming decades as whites learn to live as minorities in the American heartland. Continue reading this article

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