President Trump Approves of Continuing Big Immigration

It was disappointing, although not entirely surprising to read President Trump’s disinterest in limiting legal immigration, as remarked in a May 11 Economist interview and quoted by Mark Krikorian in National Review:

Do you want to curb legal immigration?
Oh sure, you know, I want to stop illegal immigration.

And what about legal immigration? Do you want to cut the number of immigrants?
Oh legal, no, no, no. I want people to come into the country legally. No, legally? No. I want people to come in legally. But I want people to come in on merit. I want to go to a merit-based system. Actually two countries that have very strong systems are Australia and Canada. And I like those systems very much, they’re very strong, they’re very good, I like them very much. We’re going to a much more merit-based system. But I absolutely want talented people coming in, I want people that are going to love our country coming in, I want people that are going to contribute to our country coming in. We want a provision at the right time, we want people that are coming in and will commit to not getting…not receiving any form of subsidy to live in our country for at least a five-year period.

But the numbers of those people could be as high as the numbers that are coming in legally now? You’re not looking to reduce the numbers?

Oh yeah, no, no, no, no, we want people coming in legally. No, very strongly. Now they’re going to be much more strongly vetted as you see. You know, we’ve broken the all-time record [of detentions at the border] by many times, 73, we’re up to 73, it’s going to go up to almost 80% at the border, we’ve…you know, really stopped it. We also want farm workers to be able to come in. You know, we’re going to have work visas for the farm workers. If you look, you know we have a lot of people coming through the border, they’re great people and they work on the farms and then they go back home. We like those people a lot and we want them to continue to come in.

The comments of President Trump were foreshadowed by his Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s declaration in March that automation’s threat to American jobs was “not even on our radar screen … 50-100 more years.” President Trump has spoken often about globalization as the source of job loss without mention of automation. That ignorance is concerning.

Below, automobile manufacturing once employed millions of Americans, but no longer, since the robots arrived.

Mnuchin’s opinion is not shared by many tech and robot experts, who believe that a substantial portion of US jobs could be automated within a couple decades. The big picture of employment is indeed sobering. Oxford researchers forecast in 2013 that nearly half of American jobs were vulnerable to machine or software replacement within 20 years. Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi believes that in 30 years humans will become largely obsolete, and world joblessness will reach 50 percent. The Gartner tech advising company believes that one-third of jobs will be done by machines by 2025. Forrester Research Inc. has a more optimistic view, that there will be a net job loss of 7 percent by 2025 from automation. The recent PwC forecast was only slightly less severe than the Oxford numbers.

Even the most upbeat forecast reveals the foolishness of continuing to import large numbers of immigrants as workers because they are not needed now and will be even more unemployable in coming years. A growing community of angry, jobless foreigners does not sound like a recipe for domestic peace and tranquility.

In addition, overpopulated California dodged a bullet by having a very rainy winter in 2016-17 that ended a disastrous drought that I suspect was worse than authorities were willing to admit. The state experienced severe mega-droughts from 900-1400 which is quite recent in climate terms, and there is no guarantee that similar droughts won’t recur.

California’s Lake Oroville was almost dry in September 2014.

What happens in a modern society when a region runs out of water and millions need to relocate? Certainly in the west, water supply must be considered before inviting millions more immigrants to come live in America.

The automated, potentially drought-plagued future strongly suggests that immigration is an institution that needs to be retired for the good of all Americans.

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

California Tax Dollars Are Allocated to Defend Illegal Aliens in Court

Fox Radio host Todd Starnes commented on Tuesday that illegal aliens are getting even more freebies than the usual food stamps, subsidized housing, education, etc. in one California city:

“The Sacramento City Council is going to give taxpayer money to illegal aliens with immigration problems. The city agreed to set aside up to $300,000 to help illegals with their legal issues. They also beefed up their status as a sanctuary city, so it’s now illegal for city employees to ask about someone’s immigration status. In other words, one set of rules for law-abiding Americans and another set of rules for the illegals.”

True enough, but it’s worse than just one Mexifornia city ripping off the taxpayers’ dollars to aid job-stealing invaders: quite a number of cities are wasting cash on unlawful foreigners that could be spent on needy citizens.

Talk about paying for your own dispossession — California taxpayers are forced to fund the legalization of illegal foreigners who are here to steal their jobs and incidentally make America just like all the hellholes the aliens escaped.

For illegal aliens, California supplies a very generous welcome. Remember that in 2015 the state allocated $57 million in taxpayer funds so illegal aliens wouldn’t have to pay the full cost of drivers licenses. Plus the budget included free-to-them healthcare — a major mecca for moochers — etc. ad nauseum:

Following, the Sacramento Bee details the other California cities that are organizing free-to-them immigration lawyers — all the better to show their liberal bona fides to screw the citizens. Why would a discriminating illegal alien go anywhere else when California provides the top magnet of foreigner free stuff?

As Trump threatens deportations, Bay Area funding immigrants’ legal defense, Sacramento Bee, May 9, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Immigrants facing deportation have no right to a lawyer if they can’t afford one, but Bay Area governments are leading a movement — which could take hold throughout California — to ensure there’s an attorney by their side anyway.

Facing President Donald Trump’s pledge to crack down on illegal immigration, officials in San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara counties are hiring public defenders and pro bono lawyers for U.S. immigration courts. Critics call the trend a flagrant misuse of local tax dollars, but immigrant advocates say it’s a way to make these courts more just.

“It’s past time that we provide representation for these people,” said Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s public defender. Starting June 1, his office is dedicating three newly hired attorneys to deportation cases, thanks to $200,000 allocated by city supervisors.

“You’re locked up in a prison or jail facility, often far, far away from your family, you don’t speak the language, and you don’t have any resources — you need help,” he said.

A lawyer can mean the difference between getting to stay in the U.S. or taking a seat on the next deportation bus. Just 11 percent of people without legal representation prevailed in deportation cases, compared with 33 percent of those who had a lawyer, a 2014 study by Stanford University researchers found. Nationwide, about 40 percent of immigrants facing deportation had no lawyer in 2016, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data.

California and Bay Area officials are working to change that. Like San Francisco, the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office is hiring three new immigration attorneys with funding from Alameda County, the city of Oakland and The San Francisco Foundation. Their first new attorney started this week.

Santa Clara County and the San Francisco city government have approved grants in recent months for nonprofit groups that provide free legal representation in immigration court, which together total several million dollars. Los Angeles city and county officials are also working on a $10 million legal defense fund. The Sacramento City Council approved $300,000 in legal defense funding last week.

In the state Legislature, a bill that would provide an additional $12 million for immigrant legal defense statewide has passed the Senate and is moving forward in the Assembly, where it could be passed through a stand-alone bill or be incorporated into the state budget before the June 15 budget deadline. California would be the second state, after New York, to fund legal defense for immigrants.

The funding — which activists spent years fighting for — wouldn’t have materialized so quickly without Trump’s victory, advocates say.

“A lot of cities and counties see this as a time when they want to make a pro-immigrant statement,” said Oren Root, a researcher with the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit that advocates criminal justice reform.

Critics, meanwhile, say that providing lawyers in immigration court is a waste of government funds. “I don’t believe there is an appetite among the citizens in California to use their taxpayer dollars to defend undocumented immigrants who may have committed crimes,” said Sue Caro, the Bay Area regional vice president of the California Republican Party. Continue reading this article

Survey: Mexico Is Now the World’s Deadliest Conflict Zone after Syria

Americans don’t generally think of themselves as living next to a war zone, but perhaps we should, in light of some figures released recently: in 2016 Mexico was the second most deadly nation on earth, second only to Syria. In that year, Mexico experienced 23,000 deaths from the criminal cartels’ conflicts, which surpassed the body count in some seriously murderous jihadistans like Iraq and Afghanistan to take the #2 spot.

I reported a few days ago about the lack of safety for the reporting class: Neighboring Mexico Is One of the World’s Deadliest Places for Journalists. Now it’s clear that the cartel gang war intramurals have become more intense, endangering the larger population who may get in the way.

Hey, Washington, can we get that border wall built sometime soon? Our neighborhood is looking a lot less safe.

Mexico Now World’s Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria: Survey, Bloomberg, May 9, 2017

Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria, according to a study of wars around the globe.

The number of fatalities from the expanding war among Mexico’s criminal cartels grew to 23,000 in 2016, compared with 17,000 in Afghanistan and 16,000 in Iraq, according to the annual Armed Conflict Survey by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

That level of bloodshed was all the more surprising, because “Mexico is a conflict marked by the absence of artillery, tanks or combat aviation,” IISS director general John Chipman said in remarks at the survey’s launch in London on Tuesday. Virtually all of those deaths were caused by small arms.

The largest number of fatalities occurred in Mexican states that have become “key battlegrounds for control between competing, increasingly fragmented cartels,” he said, with violence flaring as gangs try to clear areas of rivals so they can monopolize drug trafficking routes.

The Middle East in general and Syria in particular remained the most lethal regions on earth, with the nearly six-year-old-Syrian conflict claiming a further 50,000 lives. That brings the total number of deaths during the civil and proxy war to an estimated 290,000, almost three times the number killed in Bosnia, in the early 1990s.

Sub-Saharan Africa was a relative bright spot, with the number of deaths in war falling by more than a third since last year. Overall, the number of people killed in armed conflicts around the world fell slightly last year to 157,000, from 167,000 in 2015. Yet the figure remains high compared with the previous decade and the number of civilians displaced by war continued to rise, according to the survey.

Chipman and the report’s authors were downbeat about the prospects for reducing these levels of violence on several counts. Continue reading this article

Accused Killer Ingmar Guandique Is Deported to El Salvador

It’s a sad end to a terrible murder: Washington DC intern Chandra Levy was murdered in 2001, and now the case seems finished. An illegal alien, MS-13 gangster Ingmar Guandique was tried and convicted in the death, but later his conviction was overturned, and today it was reported that the Salvadoran felon (who was found guilty of other violent crimes) was deported on Friday.

It was a highly publicized case, largely because 24-year-old Chandra Levy was having an affair with married Congressman Gary Condit when she disappeared, and he was the top suspect for a while. The scandal was catnip for the press since it included sex, murder, a Washington figure and a young woman. The story disappeared from the media only when it was replaced on the front pages by the 9/11 terror attacks. Condit lost his re-election because of the scandal.

Below, murder victim Chandra Levy, with Ingmar Guandique in the inset.

Illegal alien Ingmar Guandique had a previous record of violent crime, including attacking women in the park where Chandra’s body was found. He should have been deported, but wasn’t.

Chandra’s mother Susan can’t be happy with the lack of justice the family has gotten: either the real killer is on the loose somewhere or has been sent back to El Salvador to live free of prison.

Chandra Levy’s mom still seeks justice; man once charged in murder is deported, Fresno Bee, May 8, 2017

Chandra Levy’s mother isn’t rock-solid sure who killed the vivacious intern from Modesto 16 years ago in Washington, D.C. But Susan Levy is satisfied that Salvadoran native Ingmar Guandique, whose murder conviction was overturned a couple of years ago, has been deported.

“Yes, he should go back,” said Susan Levy while preparing for a three-week art show opening next week in Modesto that was inspired by her daughter’s death. “I’m glad he’s not walking the streets of America attempting to hurt other women.”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said that Guandique, 35, was flown Friday to El Salvador and transferred to authorities there. He was already in prison for attacks on other women in Rock Creek Park in the nation’s capital when he was charged in 2009 for the murder of Chandra Levy, whose remains were found in the same park.

Her 2001 disappearance became a national obsession when she was romantically linked to former congressman Gary Condit, whose political career ended soon after. Police in Washington at one point considered Condit a suspect, but later said they had cleared him. He broke 15 years of silence in October with a book that accuses Guandique while blaming Condit’s stunning fall from grace on bumbling investigators and a media frenzy.

A jury convicted Guandique of the slaying in 2010, but his conviction was overturned after a jailhouse informant’s testimony came under scrutiny. Continue reading this article

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Anti-Sanctuary City Bill into Law

Here’s some good news from Texas. After working its way through the legislature, the bill prohibiting sanctuary cities made it to the governor’s desk, and he signed it on Sunday.

Tucker Carlson interviewed the governor last week and asked him about the legislation. Gov. Abbott explained what it would do:

GREG ABBOTT:  This law ensures that we are going to ban sanctuary cities in the state of Texas and imposes civil penalties that can add up to more than $25,000 a day. It can impose jail time on officials who don’t follow the law and can lead to the removal of these public officials from their jobs, such as a sheriff like in Travis County who allowed sanctuary city policies to operate in Travis County.

That law sounds perfect. Every state should have one of those.

Abbott explained further:

What we’re talking about is going after those who have an ICE detainer request on them — someone who has already committed a crime, someone who’s proven themselves to be dangerous and someone who should not be on the streets.

Remember, Tucker there’s a tragedy that led to a lot of this, and that is Kate Steinle. People are forgetting about Kate Steinle and what happened, and the reason why she was killed was because in part of the sanctuary city policies of San Francisco. As governor of Texas, I cannot allow a San Francisco Kate Steinle situation to be repeated here. No governor, no law enforcement official anywhere should allow that type of tragedy to occur.

Certainly Kate Steinle is not the only innocent person killed by an illegal alien — far from it — but she has become the one American who is remembered as such.

Here’s the AP report about the signing:

Texas governor signs anti-‘sanctuary city’ law, Associated Press, May 7, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas  – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a law targeting so-called “sanctuary cities” that allows police to ask about a person’s immigration status and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don’t cooperate with federal authorities. Continue reading this article

Immigrant Pests Demand Endless Amnesty

Parents, teachers and psychologists all understand that when a behavior is rewarded, that activity is incentivized and often repeated. So it’s not surprising that the 1986 illegal alien amnesty opened the floodgates to millions of additional foreign invaders, once they learned that illegal immigration was an action that was rewarded, not punished.

More recently, the Trump administration has showed that even a little negative reinforcement can be quite effective. Just the reports of immigration enforcement have resulted in far fewer attempts at unlawful entrance as of a month ago, when a 60 percent drop along the border was reported (Illegal immigration plummets after Trump inauguration, Washington Times, April 4).

In fact, Central Americans are now turning their sites on Mexico. That’s some sweet karma.

Below, deported Guatemalans likely told their friends that immigration enforcement is happening in America now.

Still, the memory of amnesty is hard to eradicate among descendants of the 1986 fiasco, and some of them are activists to erase America’s borders now. That should be no surprise among Mexicans, since a 2002 Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexico’s citizens believe the Southwest belongs to them. Media skank and Mexican immigrant Jorge Ramos revealed that opinion has legs when he announced in 2016: “America is our country, not theirs — and we’re not going to leave.”

Ramos is not atypical in that he has zero gratitude, only demands.

President Ronald Reagan was a fool to support amnesty for millions of job-stealing criminal foreigners. The 1986 amnesty undermined law and sovereignty in this country: it taught the wrong lesson and established a belief that America can always be rolled for another giveaway. The amnesty’s evil influence continues to this day, as we observe the attitude of arrogant entitlement seen in the beneficiaries with their dissatisfaction. The United States has 40 million immigrants — the most in the world — and all it gets us is a bigger gaggle of complainers.

Rather than rewarding lawbreakers, the government should punish offenders — as it does in every other area of law. Plus, legal immigration should be decreased severely, since the automated workplace of the near future will need Zero low-skilled foreign workers.

Children of Reagan’s amnesty fight for another despite Trump’s resistance, By Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times, May 4, 2017

The children of Ronald Reagan are rising up against President Trump.

More than 30 years after then-President Reagan signed an amnesty for 2.7 million illegal immigrants, some of those who were legalized are leaders in the movement to resist Mr. Trump.

“Why I am now fighting? Because I know the pain,” said Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota, who slipped into the U.S. illegally as a teenager in 1977 and won status under the 1986 amnesty. “We have been fighting for many years to get elected officials to understand the immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed, and now more than ever the fight has become not even about immigration, but fighting what I believe is a racist attack on our community.”

The 1986 amnesty was the key defining moment of immigration policy for the past half-century. The crux of the deal was a promise: Most of those in the country illegally would be put onto a speedy path to citizenship, in exchange for a guarantee that the government would get serious about immigration enforcement, ensuring there would never again be a need for an amnesty.

The immigrants were legalized, but the enforcement lagged. Over the next two decades, the unauthorized population grew to more than 12 million.

Despite the promise of the 1986 deal, Congress has spent the past 15 years contemplating yet another amnesty and insisting they will get it right this time.

The beneficiaries of the amnesty and their children are now on the front lines to push for leniency and to battle Mr. Trump’s crackdown. Continue reading this article

Liberal Judges Releasing Illegal Alien Criminals: A Pattern Is Noted

Liberals say that they are the friends of women’s rights and safety. But when those issues face off against the dubious rights of illegal aliens, women often end up being the losers. In a vexing case from Boston a couple weeks back, a Democrat judge released illegal alien Uber driver Luis Baez who was accused of rape on a very low bond of $2500 so he wouldn’t be deported.

Apparently the likelihood of his escape, not to mention re-offending didn’t count for much in the mind of the judge. Protecting Americans from dangerous people is supposed to be the #1 job of government, but liberal judges have a different idea.

Massachusetts author and radio host Howie Carr discussed this case and others with Tucker Carlson on Thursday. Carr noted the “pattern” of liberal judges not following the law in order to protect illegal aliens, and he had plenty of examples to prove his point.

Do liberal citizens not care about secure streets and public safety?

TUCKER CARLSON: An immigrant accused of rape is on the run after a judge in Boston ignored federal requests to keep him detained. A Fox station in Boston reported on the story, here’s part of it:

BROADCAST: A dangerous drive home for a local woman after investigators say she was assaulted by her Uber driver who used a fake name to register with the rideshare company. Thirty-four-year-old Luis Báez pled not guilty to three counts of rape. Prosecutors say the young woman was picked up using the app in Boston last September and driven to a location she didn’t request. Baez allegedly raped her and then dropped her off at Boston College where she reported the incident to campus police.

CARLSON: But it didn’t end there. Newton district court judge Mary Beth Heffernan refused a request from prosecutors to set high bail for Baez: she released him after acquiring just 2500 bucks. Now ICE agents are hunting for him; they say he disappeared.

Howie Carr writes for the Boston Herald, hosts a daily radio show — one of the most famous men in New England. He’s also the author of the book Kennedy Babylon. He joins us tonight. Howie, thanks a lot for coming on. This story almost sounds like something that you’d make up — it sounds like a parody. How did this happen? is it what it seems?

HOWIE CARR: Yeah, I think this is a pattern that’s repeating itself all over the country, Tucker. In this case, the guy is an illegal alien once deported to Dominica, purportedly a gangbanger in the city of Boston, and he’s operating under an alias, as you just heard. And so they bring him in and the prosecutor, an assistant district attorney from a very liberal county, works for a very liberal Democrat district attorney comes in there and says we want a hundred thousand dollars bail on this guy because he’s a flight risk, and ICE has asked us for a hold and make sure that he’s held because they’re going to put a detainer on him to make sure that he can’t escape. but we want a GPS via the judge — a political appointee of former governor Deval Patrick another very liberal democratic politician — doesn’t even listen to the entire argument by the the employee of a liberal a district attorney and so he just says $2500 bond and then says can he make the bond here at the courthouse so he doesn’t have to go back to jail. She didn’t want to inconvenience him in the least, so he makes the bond and that was nine days ago and nobody has seen him since.

CARLSON: What it really comes down to, when the left is put in this case a liberal judge to balance the rights of women — which they say they stand for — with the so-called rights of illegal aliens, the latter wins: 2500 bucks for bail on a rape charge — have you heard of that before?

CARR: No, it’s happening around the country, Tucker. There was a case in New York City last week, a Dominican woman was charged with, pleaded guilty to stealing $35,000 worth of Victoria’s Secret products, and the judge tried to block photographers from taking her picture out in the hall of the courthouse. He said you’re just going to get her deported; he tried to stop them.

You had a case in Portland, Oregon, in January where a Mexican illegal alien was in court for a hearing for a drunk driving case, the ICE agents were out in the hall waiting for him to come out so they could grab and put a detainer on him and throw him out of the country. Somebody let him out of the back door of the of the courtroom.

We had another case in the Springfield, Western Mass, here last year, a Dominican bodega owner was pleading guilty to stealing $35,000 worth of food stamps — welfare fraud — and he came into the court and the judge said in an open courtroom, you know if you were an American we would be sentencing you to some serious jail time, but we don’t want to get you deported, so we’re not going to give you any jail time, and the guy got probation stealing $35,000.

The woman in Manhattan she didn’t do any jail time, she didn’t do restitution, she didn’t do any community service. I mean it’s like there’s a double standard here. In many cases illegal aliens or non-citizens are treated better than Americans. Continue reading this article

San Francisco Considers Robot Tax to Counter Job Loss

San Francisco County Supervisor Jane Kim is investigating how a tax on robots might help to mitigate the job destruction of the coming automated workplace, perhaps following the suggestion of Microsoft founder Bill Gates who recommended a few months ago that job-killing robots should be taxed.

Is this not an ironic turn of politics? The famously open-borders, criminal-friendly, illegal-alien-welcoming city by the bay is fearful that automation will snatch jobs away from residents. Say! — perhaps San Francisco could enact a special tax on job-stealing illegal aliens for their extra burden on the system. If that’s not too reasonable. . .

Being a tech hub — and now the northerly extension of Silicon Valley — San Francisco has seen the job-crunching machines up close and personal, including delivery robots, an automated security guard and the “LoweBot” hardware store shopper guides that are already in action.

Below, San Francisco latte guzzlers may now have their brew prepared by a robot coffee machine, a device that endangers the livelihoods of barista workers, both college-educated and not.

San Francisco often wrongly fantasizes itself as being ahead of the rest of the country, but in this case it is actually is debating a problem that Washington is ignoring to the peril of all Americans.

San Francisco is considering a once unthinkable measure to offset the threat of job-killing robots, Business Insider, May 2, 2017

The tech industry collectively face-palmed when Trump’s treasury secretary said earlier this year that the threat of robots taking human jobs was “not even on our radar screen.”

There is a growing evidence that robots and artificial intelligence could displace huge swaths of the American workforce in the next couple of decades, much sooner than the “50 to 100 more years away” timeline that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects.

In San Francisco, where robots already run food deliveries for Yelp’s Eat24 and make lattés at a mall coffee kiosk, one politician is working to ensure the city stays ahead of the curve.

Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring a tax on robots as one solution to offset the economic devastation a robot-powered workforce might bring. Companies that use robots to perform tasks previously done by humans would pay the city. Those public funds might be used to help retrain workers who lose their jobs to robots or to finance a basic income initiative.

Kim, one of 11 city supervisors in San Francisco, has been interviewing tech leaders, labor groups, and public policy experts in the hopes of creating a task force that will explore how a “robot tax” might be implemented. San Francisco would become the first city to create such a tax, after European lawmakers rejected a similar proposal in February.

“We think that [automation of work] could be one of the bigger — or biggest — policy issues that will face us in, not the next 50 to 100 years, as Mnuchin said, but in the next five to 10 years. And I think that government needs to get ahead of the curve,” Kim tells Business Insider. Continue reading this article

Neighboring Mexico Is One of the World’s Deadliest Places for Journalists

Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times helpfully spotlighted the terrible threat under which Mexican journalists operate. In fact, reporters who cover the organized crime beat too diligently are in serious danger of being killed by the powerful drug cartels.

America’s southern neighbor is one of the most perilous nations on earth for journalists, ranking in the top five worst, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. The other most dangerous spots named are Turkey, North Korea, Red China and Eritrea — quite a rogue’s gallery of a club that no self-respecting nation would want to join.

Below, a woman lights a candle next to a picture of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea who was fatally shot in her car on March 23.

The free press is under direct attack in Mexico which means any remaining shred of representative government is not exactly safe either. Mexican officials doesn’t seem very concerned about the mayhem — they have been laying low (or colluding with the bad guys) for years.

America is unlucky in geography that our 1900-mile southern border abuts such a corrupt third world hellhole. That location has resulted in Mexicans long being the most numerous of the illegal alien tribes residing in the US, peaking at 6.9 million in 2007 according to Pew.

It’s long past time to get that wall built.

What it’s like to report in one of the world’s deadliest places for journalists, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2017

Since 2000, 124 journalists have been killed in Mexico. Only Syria and Afghanistan surpassed Mexico in the number of journalists killed in 2016.

Isai Lara Bermudez had just started lunch at a Tijuana barbecue joint when a stranger approached his table.

“Watch out,” she warned him. “He’s after you.”

Lara, an investigative reporter, had written a series of stories in February showing evidence that the police chief of a neighboring city had tortured detainees. Now it appeared he was paying the price.

For weeks, Lara didn’t leave the house without a private bodyguard. He worried about his young daughter’s safety, and whether the cars pulling up alongside him in traffic carried gunmen out to kill him.

This is what it’s like practicing journalism in Mexico.

Journalists bold enough to report on the misdeeds of drug cartels or the government often face threats and retaliation — and increasingly pay for their work with their lives. Mexico has become the third-deadliest country in the world for journalists, leading many publications across the nation to avoid controversial topics, or to shut down entirely.

But Lara keeps reporting, along with the rest of the small, tight-knit staff at Zeta, one of Mexico’s most respected newspapers. Zeta is also one of the country’s most frequently targeted publications: Over the last three decades, as the Tijuana weekly documented government corruption and Mexico’s exploding drug war, two of its editors were killed and a third gravely wounded because of the stories they produced. Continue reading this article

May Day: Democrat Hypocrisy Hits Zenith

The Big Lie of the Democrat Party is that it stands for the working American while also supporting open borders and unlimited immigration: both cannot be true because a surplus of labor always results in lowered wages. May Day is supposed to underline solidarity with worker rights and wages, but lately not so much.

It seems clear that to Democrats, the main lesson learned from the 2016 presidential election failure was that traditional Americans cannot be convinced of the virtues of liberalism, so a new people must be imported to gain their big-government votes. (Of course, it might have helped if Hillary had campaigned in the Rust Belt with a message of jobs for Americans rather than skipping Wisconsin altogether.) The D-Party now believes immigration is even more important to electoral success, so the issue has arguably become their #1 topic. It doesn’t seem like a winner of an issue to American voters, but the Dems’ analysis of 2016 has been an exercise in denial of the obvious.

Below, a number of Mexican flags can be seen in the Chicago May Day march. The holiday has largely morphed into a celebration of illegal immigration and open borders.

In one instance of May Day non-solidarity with citizen workers, the Chairman of the Democratic Party Tom Perez used the occasion to proclaim, No human being is illegal during a rally near the White House. With such an ideology, why do any US citizens belong to the D-Party when Democrats are happy to give away American jobs to foreigners??

Tucker Carlson took on the Democrat discrepancy following the May Day marches and rioting when he interviewed Steven Choi, a big immigration advocate. Choi’s pro-immigrant arguments are a little disingenuous: he talks up immigration as good for America but argues for amnesty for all illegals as if rewarding theft would be acceptable in a nation of laws. Of course, too many legal immigrant visas can crush American workers just as efficiently — remember the history of H-1b job destruction which has caused wage suppression of up to 5.1 percent according to a recent study.

Tucker Carlson argued specifically against the Democrats’ Big Lie of claiming to support both citizen workers and excessive immigration:

TUCKER CARLSON: International May Day protests got violent in Paris, but the French weren’t the only ones taking to the streets. Across the United States protesters march in opposition to the enforcement of American immigration laws. In the Bay Area, marchers demanded open borders, shouting “No ban, no raids, no walls, sanctuary for all.” Steve Choi is Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition; he took part in today’s protests and he joins us now. . . Continue reading this article

Oikos University Shooter Faces Life in Prison

In 2012, Korean immigrant One Goh shot and killed seven people at Oikos University located in Oakland California. Most victims were young women, fellow students at what appeared to be a visa mill as well as a Christian vocational school.

Below, shooting victims Grace Eunhae Kim, 23 (left) and Lydia Sim, 21 (right), with killer One Goh (center).

Goh is exactly the sort of person who rightly gives mass immigration a bad name. His difficulty in cultural adjustment added to his financial and personal problems, as I wrote in Korean Mass Murderer (Oakland): Failure to Assimilate. Immigration is a very stressful project even in the best of circumstances, and immigrants with psychological problems who face setbacks may act out violently.

Goh’s extreme anger and hostility made him look like a likely candidate for an insanity plea, and he did disappear for a while into the world of psychiatry. But now he’s back and deemed competent to be punished. Prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty, and so the killer will be housed and fed in state prison by California taxpayers for the rest of his life. One Goh is yet another example of why immigration diversity is not the apex value liberals promote.

One Goh: Man facing 7 life terms for Oikos University shootings, KTVU, May 2 2017

OAKLAND (KTVU) — The man accused of killing seven people and injuring three others at Oikos University in Oakland four years ago was expected to plead no contest Tuesday to the charges.

One Goh, 48, who had indicated that he wanted the death penalty in connection with the April 2, 2012 shootings is expected to receive seven life terms after entering the no contest plea. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner is expected to sentence Goh on July 14, 2017.

During court proceedings Tuesday, Goh’s hands were shackled to his waist. His hair now has gray streaks.

Goh was also expected to plead no contest to two special circumstances: murder in the course of a kidnapping and multiple murder as well as three counts of attempted murder for wounding three victims. Continue reading this article

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