One Friday, Senator Sessions issued an unusually brief press release concerning the Democrats’ approach to security at its July national convention: the party is going for walls to shield itself from its own members, while it refuses to similarly protect this nation from ISIS and other enemies on the borders.
Below, a generic security fence with barb wire, of the sort which may suffice to keep Bernie supporters out and prevent them from tearing up the Democrat assembly.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) responded to the decision to build a wall around the Democratic National Convention:
“It’s interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama’s. She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans, close detention centers, issue even more extreme executive orders than Obama, and increase Syrian refugees five-fold. Her proposed policies make no sense, decimate the rule of law, further reduce wages for poor Americans, and increase the risk of terrorism and criminal behavior.
Security is a necessity in this increasingly dangerous world. Clinton and the DNC don’t hesitate to use walls and guns for protecting themselves and their elite friends. I say it’s time to provide such protection to the at-risk people like Kate Steinle, and Clinton not understanding this will lead to her defeat.”
HILLARY CLINTON, DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: “I think the idea of building walls as an answer to issues that confront our country is just not the right approach. We should be building bridges, we should be building understanding.”
For reporting of how the convention preparations look close up, see the local NBC coverage — “no-scale fencing” must mean it’s hard to climb:
Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.
But exact boundaries of the security perimeter around the sports arena, where the convention will take place July 25-28, are not yet finalized, Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com. Continue reading this article
Big changes are planned for the nation’s transportation, although the citizens have not been consulted about whether they want private ownership of cars to be pushed to the side as the government plans for a system of self-driving cars hooked up to enormous computer networks.
Not that long ago, self-driving cars were just a spark in Sergei Brin’s mind, and were thought by many automation experts as something to occur in the distant future, if at all.
Ford: All of this [technology] is subject to a continuing acceleration, and for that reason, it’s going to unfold at a rate that may surprise us. To take the example of driverless cars: It’s just a few years ago — really, back in 2009 — that I wrote my first book on this topic, and I never imagined at that time that driverless cars would be feasible any time soon. It seemed like an almost impossible task, even to me. Yet now, virtually every auto manufacturer, as well as a whole bunch of companies that haven’t traditionally been in the car industry, are working on this, and it’s looking like it’s going to be feasible within 10, 15 years, at least. So it’s pretty amazing how fast things are moving.
At some point, the major car manufacturers figured out that automation technology was going forward and they should get on board in order to shape events to their advantage. That viewpoint was made clear in a Senate hearing where one of the expert panelists was an executive from General Motors (Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars, March 15, 2016).
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ANTHONY FOXX: “We are on the cusp of a new era in automotive technology with enormous potential to save lives, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and transform mobility for the American people. Today’s actions and those we will pursue in the coming months will provide the foundation and the path forward for manufacturers, state officials, and consumers to use new technologies and achieve their full safety potential.” (Gizmodo).
The upshot of the big tech plan is that self-driving cars will be joined together in a government-run network which will make a vehicle appear on demand when an individual calls for one — which sounds like quite a tall order even if the technology can be made to work. Cars are a lot about freedom in American culture, but the government thinks private car ownership needs to be pruned back to reduce roadway crowding, and a networked robot car system is what the big brains cobbled together.
Most citizens have no idea that this monstrous experiment is about to be foisted upon them, yet it is in the pipeline, unless the system fails or the people just reject it. The first step is to try out the technology at the city level, and the Smart City Challenge sponsored by the Department of Transportation is a way to kickstart that process with a pile of money.
One good thing about self-driving cars would be that rude foreign cabbies become obsolete and no more of them would be imported. . . right?
In ten years, will American cities still be crippled by bumper to bumper traffic and inadequate public transportation? Or will our urban centers come up with some ingenious technological solutions — and the funding to make them happen?
The Department of Transportation and major U.S. cities are betting on technology to solve their transit woes. As part of its “Smart Cities Challenge,” the DOT will give a winning city up to $40 million to help it experiment with innovative transit options. It would also be eligible for an additional $10 million from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc.
San Francisco, a finalist, imagines a fanciful city with an elaborate network of city-run self-driving cars and shuttles, where the on-demand businesses it’s still struggling to regulate are a seamless part of life.
The most technologically ambitious part of San Francisco’s big vision, created by the city’s new Office of Innovation, is getting people out of the driver’s seat and into shared, autonomous cars. The idea is to reduce traffic and reclaim parking structures and some roadways for housing and parks.
Existing streets will be outfitted with sensors so they can communicate with cars. Cars will be able to talk to other vehicles, orchestrating a delicate synchronized dance to minimize traffic and injuries.
The catch? The idea hinges on people selling their cars and relying on a city-run transit service. It’s a grand vision, but to convince anyone to give up their cars, the new system would need to be much faster and better executed than San Francisco’s current public transit. Continue reading this article
This week marks the beginning of the long Islamic month of Ramadan where jihad murders apparently count for more in terms of delivering the enthusiast to allah’s heaven (advertised as including 72 virgins). As a result, the month tends to be even more violent than the regular ones.
It has become the custom of TheReligionOfPeace.com website to keep daily track of the body count, giving the following explanation:
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia.” We put that narrative to the test each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks, categorized by motive.
Simple execution does not satisfy the bloodlust of some jihadists. Their murders often express a genuine creativity in horrific violence, such as crucifixions, beheadings and burning people alive.
Islam scholar Robert Spencer of JihadWatch has been putting out a series of brief videos titled The Basics of Islam (viewable on his Youtube channel). A recent one, #8 — The Meaning of the Word “Jihad”, is timely.
ROBERT SPENCER: Jihad is the central duty of every Muslim — it’s Arabic for “struggle.” Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihad— the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting the growth of the faith and its defense financially and even migrating to non-muslim land for the purpose of propagating Islam, But violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history and a central element of Islamic theology. Many passages in the Qur’an and the sayings of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and to gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad which denies unbelievers equality of rights and dignity is available today for anyone with the will and the means to bring it to life. . .
In the article following, Spencer explains the month of mass murder:
As Muslims struggle to increase their devotion to Allah, expect more mass murder.
Another Ramadan is upon us, and no less an authority on Islam than Barack Hussein Obama has assured us that “for many, this month is an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities.” Meanwhile, a Muslim whom Obama would disparage as a “violent extremist” who has hijacked the religion of peace, Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, called on Muslims to use this Ramadan to “get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers…especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America.”
Ramadan 2016 began with the news that a group of Muslims in Jordan were so filled with pious fervor that they murdered five Jordanian intelligence officers in an attack on a security office. The perpetrators may have been acting upon the understanding of Ramadan that a jihad group enunciated back in 2012: “The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators. One of our groups aided by Allah managed to bomb a bus full of Jewish tourists, plunderers of holy lands, after careful tracking. The holy war is not confined to a particular arena and we shall fight the Jews and the Americans until they leave the land of Islam.” Continue reading this article
A few days ago I noted the unwelcome arrival of America’s first Zika Anchor Baby. As a birthright citizen, the deeply damaged Honduran-American will be a drain on US taxpayers for its entire life, and now we have a dollar amount of that cost.
Tom Frieden, M.D.: “Of note is that the Center for Birth Defects at CDC estimates that a child with birth defect can have a lifetime incremental cost of care of between 1 and 10 million dollars.”
The former New York Lt. Governor, Betsy McCaughey, is an expert on ObamaCare and was discussing the “loopholes” in the system that will allow illegal aliens to get taxpayer-subsidized care under the program in California when she brought up the Zika situation:
McCAUGHEY: [starting 1:00] “Let me be clear, despite what you’ve heard, there are many many programs in this health law, Obamacare, that are targeted directly to providing health care for illegal immigrants and the Obama administration already spent billions with a “B” — billions of dollars a year on health care for illegal immigrants: you’ve got the community help centers all across the country, federally funded, catering almost exclusively to illegal immigrants.
You’ve got emergency Medicaid, especially prenatal care, labor care, delivery care, almost exclusively for illegal immigrants. We’ve got prenatal care [crosstalk] and the cost is going to go way up, sadly, tragically, when who knows how many pregnant women from South America who are fearful of carrying the Zika virus arrive in the United States to give birth to a child. Their labor and delivery costs will be covered here, and the lifetime cost of caring for this tragically disabled care will be picked up by taxpayers because these children will be US residents.”
Zika mom’s story is changing: initially she said she was “visiting” her US-residing extended family — when she was eight months pregnant. Now it becomes clear that she came for the free stuff. Like all other illegal aliens, she is a liar and a thief.
The Honduran mother who delivered what is believed to be the first baby to be born with a Zika virus-related condition in the New York tri-state area flew to America to specifically seek treatment.
In an interview with Fox News Latino, the young mother whose name has not been released publicly, explained that her initial symptoms were ‘underestimated’ by medical doctors in her native land.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in February that it will cost at least $1million to treat a baby with Zika throughout their lifetime.
Mail Online contacted the US Customs and Border Patrol Agency who declined to comment about the woman’s immigration status along with the baby in question due to Privacy Act restrictions.
The 31-year-old woman told Fox News Latino that a rash appeared on her in December and that she was also feverish around the same time – both of which are symptoms of Zika.
She decided to see another doctor in the Central American nation, but then decided to seek treatment in the US and possibly entered the country on a tourist visa 33 days ago. Continue reading this article
In the following video, JamIel Shaw is joined by two other parents whose children have been killed by illegal aliens, Mary Ann Mendoza and Sabine Durden:
Job #1 for government is supposed to be public safety. But Washington is willfully failing that task, and Trump’s attention to illegal alien crime reminds the public of how little Obama & co. care about keeping citizens safe from the world’s criminals.
GOP candidate’s effort parallels Hillary Clinton’s outreach to mothers of African-Americans killed in gun violence
Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is giving a national platform to parents of victims of crimes by illegal immigrants, inviting them to rallies and telling their tragic stories to boost support for hard-line immigration policies.
The families help put a sympathetic face on Mr. Trump’s rhetoric branding Mexican immigrants as criminals and his plans to build a wall along the southern border and to deport millions of people who are here illegally. Those parents who are black and Hispanic also offer Mr. Trump political cover from allegations of racial and ethnic prejudice, most recently for accusing a Mexican-American judge of being biased against him.
Mr. Trump also is drawing intense media attention to what they see as public-safety issues caused by illegal immigration.
Sabine Durden told thousands of people at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., two weeks ago about her 30-year-old son, Dominic, a sheriff’s dispatcher who was killed in a 2012 motorcycle accident by an illegal immigrant truck driver convicted twice of driving under the influence.
Choking back tears, she recalled: “I heard Donald Trump on the television as I walked by talking about illegal immigration and about the cost of American lives and I screamed. Donald Trump became my life savior that day, my hero… Wanting to control the border has nothing to do with racism but all to do with law and order.”
Online video of Mr. Trump kissing and signing posters of her son and other crime victims after the rally has been viewed more than 230,000 times.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump said meeting the parents of children killed by illegal immigrants “reinforced even more” his support for stringent immigration laws.
“Even I didn’t realize how bad it was,” he said. “When you see these families that have been destroyed by people who aren’t supposed to be here, who are criminals…The only way people can understand how severe this crisis is to see the families, and then they see the horror of it.” Continue reading this article
A couple decades ago, “Manhattanization” was a dirty word in San Francisco because people didn’t want a forest of huge skyscrapers built downtown or tiny stacked apartments to be the standard housing. But these days it’s different because millennials apparently don’t mind being crammed together in accommodations people wouldn’t accept in earlier times. There is a movement for denser housing in the popular Bay Area so hip young millsters can live in the cool zone.
From a park facing some of San Francisco’s “Painted Ladies” it’s hard to miss the Manhattan-style growth downtown.
The PBS Newshour reported on the campaign for more housing to be built in San Francisco and beyond, including pleasant suburbs across the bay with still-existing open space. The maximum-housing millennials see beautiful unbuilt acreage with the same eye as developers do.
On a larger scale however, San Francisco is feeling the effects of Washington’s policy of rapid population growth stemming from high immigration of varying legalities. The Population Clock over at the Census Bureau shows well over 323.7 million US residents today, with one international migrant (net) every 28 seconds. Those numbers add to the Democrat party, because most immigrant cultures like big government handing out a lot of freebies, and they aren’t bright enough to understand the American opportunities they came for were created by a market economy, not a socialist one.
In addition, it’s just expensive to live in popular big cities all over. Dick Schneider, a Bay Area campaigner for preserving open space, remarked about this report: “You go to any major urban area of the world, and the housing is expensive, because there are so many people there. More population density causes costs to raise per square foot — that’s true in big cities around the planet.”
Job growth in the San Francisco Bay Area has exploded in recent years and many people are being priced out. Blame the NIMBYS, including progressives fighting to protect their quaint neighborhoods by blocking any new construction. Activists battling income equality are fighting to change this with the new Yes-In-My-Back-Yard movement. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.
HARI SREENIVASAN: The fight to build more housing in an area where prices are through the roof.
Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports from the San Francisco Bay Area.
It’s part of our weekly Making Sense series, which airs every Thursday on the “NewsHour.”
MAN: Whose house?
AUDIENCE: Our house!
DUARTE GERALDINO: In the San Francisco Bay Area, it seems any small group of voices can derail a proposed housing development.
PROTESTERS: Ed Lee, can’t you see we don’t need no luxury?
DUARTE GERALDINO: Some urban liberals wage war on so-called luxury housing. Around here, the going price for a two-bedroom is over four grand a month.
PROTESTERS: No one Bay Area.
DUARTE GERALDINO: Meanwhile, some suburban conservatives fight against subsidized housing.
WOMAN: Stand up for your property rights before they get taken away. They want to take away your decision of where you’re going to live and how you’re going to live.
DUARTE GERALDINO: But there is a new and growing group protesting what it sees as the not in my backyard, or NIMBY, attitudes of both the left and the right. This group calls itself YIMBY, Yes In My Backyard.
The unserious border fence near Fort Hancock Texas shows how little the government cares about securing the nation from jihadist mass murderers.
Congressman Duncan Hunter’s district is located near the border and he has worked for years for border security aided by robust fencing. He obtained Homeland Security documents detailing the capture of an Afghan national with jihadist connections on the Mexican border and appeared on Fox News to discuss facts about the case.
CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER: I’m coming to you right now from San Diego. We have known this anecdotally for a long time. Anybody who lives in Arizona, Texas or San Diego California, we know that there’s folks coming over from the Middle East and and Southwest Asia and and they’re using Mexico to get north into the US. So here’s what we just found out: the five Pakistanis and one Afghan were apprehended 15 miles north into Arizona.
They were flown from the Middle East to do Brazil then they went through Peru and then they went all the way up through Panama and into Mexico and now they ended up in the US. The five Pakistanis as far as we know got away. They actually claimed that they were asylum seekers. Their names didn’t register on any on database but the Afghan did. The Afghan was involved with terror plots, planning terror plots within the US and Canada. We know that he’s a a not a good guy in Afghanistan, and here he was in Arizona. So that’s the first problem, that there’s not a secure border, no matter what the administration tries to say. It’s not just people coming over looking for work, it’s people coming over here to harm Americans.
HOST: This was Mexican drug lords that basically help them with this smuggling ring to get these Middle Easterners, including the Afghan that you mentioned who wanted to cause harm here in the United States and in Canada, who wanted to bring them into this country, and they’ll do that for a fee, correct? We need to protect against that. How can we?
HUNTER: You have to secure the border. Here in san diego we have a double border fence. You know, Donald Trump talks about the wall — we have a double border fence here in San Diego where hardly anybody crosses. Literally we have two giant fences with a high-speed road in between that the Border Patrol drives back and forth. That has to go from the the Pacific Ocean to Texas and you can stop people from coming in. Fences make good neighbors.
Here’s the Washington Times article that sparked recent attention to border security as a nation security issue:
A smuggling network has managed to sneak illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern terrorism hotbeds straight to the doorstep of the U.S., including helping one Afghan who authorities say was part of an attack plot in North America.
Immigration officials have identified at least a dozen Middle Eastern men smuggled into the Western Hemisphere by a Brazilian-based network that connected them with Mexicans who guided them to the U.S. border, according to internal government documents reviewed by The Washington Times.
Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban and was “involved in a plot to conduct an attack in the U.S. and/or Canada.” He is in custody, but The Times is withholding his name at the request of law enforcement to protect investigations.
Some of the men handled by the smuggling network were nabbed before they reached the U.S., but others made it into the country. The Afghan man was part of a group of six from “special-interest countries.”
The group, guided by two Mexicans employed by the smuggling network, crawled under the border fence in Arizona late last year and made it about 15 miles north before being detected by border surveillance, according to the documents, which were obtained by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican. Continue reading this article
An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC.
A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia’s brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation’s capital for about 20 years.
He is just one of more than 1,000 accused war criminals living and working in the United States.
Mass graves and haunting stories
In a shallow pit in northern Somalia, forensic anthropologists have been delicately digging around battered bones that were recently found in numerous mass graves. They’re the remains of a clan slaughtered during the war in the 1980s, alleged evidence of the brutality carried out by the government regime in power at the time.
Led by Mohamed Siad Barre, the regime took over Somalia after a coup in 1969 and ruled with an iron fist. In the north, the dominant Isaaq clan was heavily repressed and brutalized by government forces, according to human rights experts.
Yusuf Abdi Ali served as a commander in the Barre regime and is accused of terrorizing the Isaaq people, torturing clan members, burning villages and conducting mass executions. Continue reading this article
Tuesday was a historic occasion: a Zika-infected microcephaly baby was born to a foreign mother who apparently flew to the United States to take advantage of anchor-baby-citizenship (a mis-interpretation of the 14th Amendment in the opinion of many) and an array of free stuff.
The following Fox video report gave some important details. Reporter Reporter David Lee Miller said of the mother, “She was exposed to the zika virus while living in her native Honduras. . . she was in the United States visiting extended family.”
Below, the Honduran Zika mom, whose name has not been revealed, was “visiting relatives” in the U.S.
It could get very expensive if Zika moms-to-be heard that the US is the free clinic to the world for microcephaly babies. Apparently IQs of 60 to 70 are not unusual for those born so afflicted. The babies who survive into adulthood will not be self-supporting but will require a lifetime of government medical care. Baby Zika #1 (an American citizen via birth location) will cost a fortune.
A baby girl delivered Tuesday in New Jersey is the first in the continental U.S. to be born with the Zika virus-related brain condition, giving rise to new fears about the spread of the disease.
Doctors, including Fox News Health Senior Managing Editor Dr. Manny Alvarez, confirmed the birth of a child with Zika virus linked to microcephaly— the first reported case of the birth defect, which is marked by a partially formed brain, in the continental United States.
The 31-year-old mother, whose name was not disclosed, apparently contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency room at Hackensack University Medical Center on Friday while vacationing in the U.S. Doctors at Hackensack performed an emergency caesarean section to deliver the baby girl, who was born also with intestinal and visual issues.
The mother arrived in the U.S. about 30 days ago. It was not clear if she had been diagnosed with Zika in her homeland, but doctors at the New Jersey hospital made the determination Friday. It was not immediately known how much the baby weighed, but babies born with the disease typically suffer from low birth weights. Continue reading this article
Here’s a five-minute video describing how a small, naive country was transformed for the worse from unwise immigration. The Gatestone Institute essayist notes that the government dumped large numbers of unfriendly Muslims on Swedish communities that were overwhelmed and had no idea what they were getting.
Most shocking is the metamorphosis of safe Sweden into the worst rape country on earth as of 2012. Mass immigration of young Muslim men will do that.
Back in 2005, Norwegian blogger Fjordman warned about the worsening violence against women: Muslim Rape Epidemic in Sweden and Norway – Authorities Look the Other Way. But as often happens, diversity-enthralled elites don’t want to hear any discouraging words about their liberal religion, and the Swedish media went along with the censorship of Muslim violence. Women’s safety was sacrificed as a result.
“Hi, I’m Ingrid Carlqvist for the Gatestone Institute. Once upon a time there was a safe welfare state called Sweden. This beautiful part of Sweden that we call Skåne is where my forefathers lived as long back as i have been able to research: the beginning of the 18th century. Now Sweden has turned into Absurdistan — a country that has one of the highest number of reported rapes in the world, hundreds of so-called exclusion areas, more than 55 no-go zones where police and ambulances get stoned, and Sharia law is becoming more important than Swedish law.
Once upon a time people rarely locked their doors in this area; now this country is a night-watchman state. Each man is on his own. Last year 163,000 asylum-seekers came to Sweden and even though we have since then introduced border controls the prognosis is that somewhere between 70,000 and 140,000 will come this year to a country with a total population of 9.5 million.
In November last year I interviewed salesmen from several security companies. They all said that there is a really high demand for alarm systems right now. One of them said it is largely due to the turbulence we are seeing around the country. People have lost confidence in the state. The police will not come anymore.
One of the things that Swedes are most scared of is rape, even though it’s forbidden to keep statistics on the rapists’ ethnic background or religion, we know who is behind the near 1500 percent increase of rapes in Sweden. Almost every day we can read in the so-called alternative media about rapes against Swedish women and girls committed by asylum seekers or other migrants from the third world. Up until a few decades ago, no one had heard about gang rape. Now it happens every week.
This has of course been going on for many years but the Swedes have been so brainwashed by the government and the mainstream media that no one has protested about the rape on Sweden. For that has all changed. These days no one can escape the horrible realities. Continue reading this article
The opinion of Europeans about the tsunami of Middle Eastern “refugees” into their countries has mostly gone south, since the project grew from a supposedly limited do-gooder rescue mission to what’s now being seen as an invasion of an enemy society. For example, a recent German poll found 60 percent of citizens believe Islam is incompatible with the values of their society.
A recent Czech poll shows that Germans and other Europeans are right to be suspicious of long-time Islamic residents as well as the swarming newbies, many of whom behave like invaders, not suffering refugees escaping a war zone.
A new survey conducted by the thinktank European Values found 44 percent of Muslims in Europe have beliefs that correspond to radical Islamic fundamentalism, further shedding doubt on the prospect of migrant integration.
Researchers from European Values, based in the Czech Republic, defined Islamic fundamentalism as a belief in returning to the roots of Islam, coupled with an adherence to a strict interpretation of the Quran. Fundamentalists also believe values espoused in the Quran take precedence over norms and laws of European countries. According to the data, only 4 percent of Christians in Europe are fundamentalist Christians.
The survey discovered 57 percent of Muslims reject homosexuals as friends, 45 percent said they don’t trust the Jews and 54 percent think of the West as an enemy of Islam. Continue reading this article
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo had an interesting discussion with Senator Sessions on her Sunday morning show, where he reminded viewers that immigration should be designed to serve the American people. Interestingly, Bartiromo clearly respected Sessions as an expert on “one of the most fundamental issues for any election, for any country.”
Sessions emphasized Hillary Clinton’s open borders position as “extreme” and “an obvious evisceration of the law.” Donald Trump’s presidency would by contrast rejigger immigration into a “lawful system” that “serves the national interest.”
Senator Sessions also seemed to draw on the spirit of the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan when he said “those who qualify can get in, and those who don’t don’t.” (Rep. Jordan declared in 1995, “Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave.”)
The Alabama Senator lambasted pro-amnesty Paul Ryan, albeit politely, by inferring the Speaker of the House has a great fondness for global trade deals — “any of them,” Sessions observed — to the degree that Ryan doesn’t bother to read them.
Bartiromo has a sense of the threat that automation is a major threat to jobs in America, saying last year, “the manufacturing jobs in particular have been taken out by technology.”
She mentioned automation again on Sunday, that Americans are not only afraid of “foreigners taking their jobs but now technology.”
Jeff Sessions knows about the automation threat to employment: in a Washington Post op-ed a year ago about immigration, he wrote, “. . .robotics and computerization are slashing demand for workers. One Oxford University professor estimates that as many as half of all jobs will be automated in 20 years. We don’t have enough jobs for our lower-skilled workers now. What sense does it make to bring in millions more?”
But I’m still waiting for him to say, “Automation makes immigration obsolete.”
MARIA BARTIROMO: [3:25] She [Clinton] has been talking a lot about what Donald Trump has been saying as it relates to immigration, as relates to trade. I want to talk about that because you’ve done so much work on immigration, and we all know that immigration is probably one of the most fundamental issues for any election, for any country — who gets to live in this country, work in this country and participate in this democracy — is really critical. So tell us, given all of the work you’ve done and the commentary out of Donald Trump, what immigration looks like in America in a Trump presidency.
SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS: Well, right now it is totally lawless. Hillary Clinton said just a few weeks ago that nobody should be deported from America who entered illegally unless they commit a violent crime: that’s to the left of President Obama’s position. She is basically creating a circumstance where nobody would be detained; it’s an obvious evisceration of the law that we have. It’s unbelievable. American people need to know more about her extreme position. Continue reading this article
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