On Thursday, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney was appropriately shocked that violent foreign criminals are routinely released into America by the feds. Yes, it is truly appalling that Washington and its liberal cronies at the local level believe importing a future Democrat majority is worth the harm innocent Americans suffer.
VARNEY: Sheriff, have I got this right, that you arrested people for an offense, but you had to release them because they were foreigners — is that accurate?
BABEU: Well not just that. That happens all the time in my county and the state of Arizona and in fact throughout America. When it comes to immigration law, it appears there is no law because there’s no consequences. And what’s happened in the last two years alone, Stuart, that 67,000 of the most violent criminals in the Western Hemisphere, members of the cartels, people who are kidnapping people, raping them, murdering them — hundreds and hundreds of them that are being released into our community. And I pointed out three just this week that were released: one from Sudan, one from Iraq, one from Russia, all tried and convicted of both kidnapping numerous aggravated assaults in numerous states and also two of them were convicted of murder and they were released into my community here in Arizona. Continue reading this article
It looks like Americans have noticed the shocking and preventable crimes committed by undeported illegal alien offenders over the last little while, like the murders of Kate Steinle and Marilyn Pharis, both residents of enforcement-phobic California.
As far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans – Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting illegal immigration.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters agree with the GOP presidential hopeful that the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Seventeen percent (17%) of GOP voters disagree, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Ninety-two percent (92%) of Republicans agree that the United States should deport all illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Only four percent (4%) disagree.
Among all likely voters, 51% favor building a wall on the border; 37% disagree, and 12% are not sure. Eighty percent (80%) support the deportation of all illegal immigrants convicted of a felony; only 11% are opposed.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Failed election consultant Karl Rove is still showing up on Fox News to condemn immigration enforcement. On Wednesday, he was energetic during his Trump bashing, stooping to the la Raza argument that illegal alien valedictorians should not be deported, even though Mexico etc. needs them more than we do.
Below, demanding DREAMer kiddies pretend to be scholarly in graduation outfits, though hispanics are school dropout champs.
So Karl Rove had his little whiteboard, with a poll showing that half of Republicans prefer a system of legalization as long as there are requirements for the illegals. Of course, those prerequisites would never happen; instead, the millions of future Democrats would be rubber-stamped into voter-hood, as has happened previously in Clinton’s Citizenship USA program.
ROVE: Thirty-one percent said deport them all. Now my suspicion is that 31% would be a smaller number if you attach to it what Mr. Trump also says which is that you take children of illegal aliens who were born in the United States and you ship them out of the country as well with their families — you know, they have constitutional right under the Fourteenth Amendment to US citizenship, having been born on US soil, and I think you know we’d have a lot of stories of, you know, you know, here in Texas there was a series of stories about valedictorians of our high schools who would be forced to leave …
On Tuesday, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu held a press event to draw attention to the continuing release of violent illegal aliens onto American streets. He chose three diverse characters as examples to demonstrate how little our government cares about the citizens’ safety.
Below, a Sudanese, a Russian and an Iraqi walk out of a prison — that would be (l-r) Musa Salah Abdelaziz Abdalla, Dennis Valerievitch Tsoukanov and Nasser Hanna Hermez. All have lengthy criminal histories but were released by ICE anyway.
Yesterday I reported on illegal alien Francisco Chavez who beat a two-year-old girl nearly to death, who nevertheless was released by San Luis Obispo authorities on bond and unsurprisingly didn’t show up for his court date.
Americans pay billions of dollars in taxes to support a system of police, border security, courts and prisons. It’s therefore reasonable for us to expect a first-world level of public safety, but we’re not getting it. Why are illegal alien criminals treated with such deference?
An Arizona lawman blasted the federal government Tuesday over an Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy he said sprang criminal immigrants on the law-abiding public.
With the loved ones of crime victims at his side, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu spotlighted three criminals, including a Russian national who set a police informant on fire, an Iraqi who killed his two-year-old daughter and an illegal immigrant from Sudan who has committed multiple assaults in two states. Babeu said ICE set all three and hundreds like them free in communities such as his, and that even its new “Law Enforcement Notification System,” designed to let local authorities know of pending releases, is too little, too late.
“You don’t have to be a sheriff to realize that this is going to end very badly for people,” Babeu said. “You don’t release murderers into the state of Arizona and somehow think that they are just going to go about their business and try to find a job.”
Babeu said immigrant criminals should be deported after completing prison sentences, especially when they have shown a propensity for violence. The three criminals, who Babeu pointedly noted were not from Mexico, were all released in Arizona in the last week. Continue reading this article
A violent illegal alien who was released from jail for a charge of bone-breaking assault did not show up for his court date. Whatever did authorities have in mind when they allowed bail for a man who was definitely a flight risk?
That’s a rhetorical question in California, where the most dangerous foreigners like to reside because no other state is so criminal friendly.
The alien in question is Francisco Chavez (pictured), who was arrested a couple weeks ago for beating a toddler nearly to death, yet he was allowed bail. He has a local record too, so San Luis Obispo authorities cannot claim ignorance about him:
. . . Chavez similarly has a criminal history in San Luis Obispo dating back to 2006, when he was convicted of felony assault and served about 180 days in County Jail. Court records show he had been arrested at least four other times on suspicion of various offenses, including a 2011 felony conviction for possessing a controlled substance for sale.
According to ICE, Chavez was previously deported in February 2014 following a San Luis Obispo County conviction for drunken driving.
Apparently the Mexican could have been kept in jail if he had been charged with a worse crime. Does this screw-up reveal Chicago-level corruption or California stupidity? Chavez is likely back in Mexico now.
It’s not like the citizens have a right to expect some semblance of public safety for all the taxes we pay.
An illegal immigrant whom the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recently let out of jail did not appear Thursday at his first court appearance for the alleged near-fatal beating of a 2-year-old girl.
Francisco Chavez, 27, is accused of nearly beating to death the young daughter of his live-in girlfriend. The two-year-old reportedly suffered a broken leg, two broken arms, a compressed spine, bruises and a urinary tract infection. She was in the hospital with a 107-degree fever days following the beating.
On Thursday, after Chavez failed to appear, Judge Dodie Harman ordered a warrant for his arrest with bail set at $600,000. Continue reading this article
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot: fast-food workers have not been paying attention to what is happening in their industry — that automation is coming on strong — and their ignorance is about to bite them. Business owners have looked at worker demands for $15/hour versus the cost of burger-making robots, and the machines will likely be brought in sooner than they would have otherwise. This development was obvious and predicted earlier.
Tablets or kiosks for ordering are an easy first step in restaurant automation, being relatively inexpensive, and have been introduced in McDonalds, as shown below.
The brief video below quotes Alexandros Vardakostas, the creator of the robot hamburger maker, who remarked, “The device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient, it’s meant to completely remove the need for them altogether.”
It’s criminal that left-wing activists have sold out the workers over unrealistic pay raises. Seattle required local wages be $15 and small businesses have closed as a result. Doubling the minimum wage will do that.
The article below provides a brief history of how fast food became less hands-on over decades, requiring fewer workers. The fast-food industry employs millions now, but is on the verge of downsizing considerably.
And remember, the chainsaw reduction of jobs caused by automation is only beginning. The technology is expanding in ways that are hard to imagine. Oxford University researchers estimate that 47 percent of US jobs are at risk for some form of automation by 2033.
Further immigration is therefore unnecessary and unwise. We will need every single one of those remaining jobs for Americans.
Crowded. That’s how Ed Rensi remembers what life was like working at McDonald’s in 1966. There were about double the number of people working in the store — 70 or 80, as opposed to the 30 or 40 there today — because preparing the food just took a lot more doing.
“When I first started at McDonald’s making 85 cents an hour, everything we made was by hand,” Rensi said — from cutting the shortcakes to stirring syrups into the milk for shakes. Over the years, though, ingredients started to arrive packaged and pre-mixed, ready to be heated up, bagged and handed out the window.
“More and more of the labor was pushed back up the chain,” said Rensi, who went on to become chief executive of the company in the 1990s. The company kept employing more grill cooks and cashiers as it expanded, but each one of them accounted for more of each store’s revenue as more sophisticated cooking techniques allowed each to become more productive.
The industry could be ready for another jolt as a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour nears in the District and as other campaigns to boost wages gain traction around the country. About 30 percent of the restaurant industry’s costs come from salaries, so burger-flipping robots — or at least super-fast ovens that expedite the process — become that much more cost-competitive if the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is doubled.
“The problem with the minimum-wage offensive is that it throws the accounting of the restaurant industry totally upside down,” said Harold Miller, vice president of franchise development for Persona Pizzeria, who also consults for other chains. “My position is: Pay your people properly, keep them longer, treat them right, and robots are going to be helpful in doing that, because it will help the restaurateur survive.”
Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture, threatening workers in an industry that employs 2.4 million wait staffers, nearly 3 million cooks and food preparers and many of the nation’s 3.3 million cashiers. Continue reading this article
Now Bezos is talking up his drone delivery scheme, as he first announced on Sixty Minutes in 2013. In a recent interview with the UK Telegraph, he remarked, “One day Prime Air deliveries will be as common as seeing a mail truck. The technical problems are very straight ahead. The biggest issue, or the biggest thing that needs to be worked on, is the regulatory side.”
Below, the Amazon Prime Air drone may soon be infesting American neighborhoods.
If drones were to take over many of Amazon’s delivery chores, that would be a case of flying robots taking American jobs, as opposed to the largely land-based machines up to this point. In any case, UPS drivers should be concerned.
How disconnected has the West gotten from the basics of survival? Indications are discouraging. One example is the remembrance of the WWII victory this week while at the same time a future conflict is being created by Europe’s stupid opening its borders to many thousands of likely enemies.
Meanwhile, on the other end of Europe, an invasion is occurring because the political leaders of the EU are too politically correct to block the entrance of historic enemies. Impoverished Greece has borne a lot of the brunt this year, focused on its island of Kos located just three miles from Turkey, which is happy to wave through the thousands of illegal aliens to make them Europe’s problem.
Many of the incoming Muslims will find that European streets are not paved in gold, nor are there well paying jobs for them because unemployment is a problem on the continent already. Many will hang out at the local mosque which likely preaches jihad against the hated infidel Europeans. Violent conflict is practically guaranteed because of the idiot policy of opening Europe’s borders to one and all — particularly to Muslims who are enemies of 1400 years standing.
Migrants desperate to get off the Greek island of Kos fought each other on Saturday while nearby a passenger ship chartered to house and process refugees lay empty 24 hours after it had arrived.
Outside the island’s main police station, about 50 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan andIran threw stones and exchanged blows as tempers boiled over in the intense mid-summer heat. Riot police stood by without intervening.
The migrants have little chance of getting aboard the ship, the Eleftherios Venizelos, as priority is being given to Syrians, who are treated as refugees as they are fleeing their country’s civil war and have greater rights under international law than economic migrants.
All have crossed the narrow stretch of water from Turkey in small boats and dinghies as they try to find a better life in Europe and leave behind either conflict or poverty.
A few hundred meters from the Kos police station, the white-painted ANEK Lines vessel remained at a quayside with only its crew aboard a day after it had docked while Greek officials debated among themselves how the Syrians should be let aboard.
Nearly a quarter of a million migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration. Of these, about half have come to the Greek islands, with numbers surging in the summer when calmer weather makes the crossing marginally less risky.
Early on Saturday, about 300 Syrians had gathered on the quayside in the hope of getting aboard the ship – a car ferry belonging to ANEK Lines which operates routes to the Greek islands and across the Adriatic to Italy – where about 2,500 people are due to be housed and processed.
The Greek government chartered the vessel to ease conditions on Kos, where several thousand migrants are staying in hotels if they can afford it, or more often sleeping in tents or the open. Continue reading this article
The article on publishing technology struck home because I worked in the field for some years while it was changing from paper layout to pages produced entirely on machines. What’s eye-catching here is how the newspaper workforce shrunk from 310 workers to 140 over a period of years, like many other businesses where greater efficiency brought by technology has meant that fewer people were needed to do the work.
It’s another reminder that America shouldn’t continue importing low-skilled foreigners via immigration. Oxford researchers have estimated that nearly half of US jobs are susceptible to automation by 2033, and all evidence indicates that smart machines are creating substantial job loss now and the trend is partially responsible for the jobless recovery.
Not so many years ago, before the Internet encroached into the journalism industry, I came to work each day here at the Argus Leader with 310 other people.
People laying out the news pages. People working the phones and trying to sell subscriptions. People editing copy and making sure we wrote and spelled correctly. People who took a newspaper out to your house when the delivery boy or girl failed you.
It just doesn’t seem like it was all that many years ago. Yet here I am still coming to work at the Argus Leader every day, but now there are only 140 walking in the door with me.
Where did all the others go?
The layout people work in a centralized hub in Des Moines, Iowa, now. The copy editors? We edit our own copy (and we can debate how well we do that later). The telemarketers working the phones trying to drum up subscriptions? Put out of a job by the Do Not Call mandate. Continue reading this article
Investors Business Daily has detected a pattern, particularly in the 70 arrests in this country for ISIS-related plots, and concludes we have a Fifth Column among us. Can we talk about ending Muslim immigration now?
Homeland Insecurity: The FBI’s arrest of a group of New Jersey and New York Muslims trying to organize a “small army” for the Islamic State leaves little doubt we are facing a full-blown Islamic insurgency inside our borders.
According to a just-released federal criminal complaint, five young Muslim men tied to IS were busted conspiring to recruit a small army for the terror group in New Jersey and New York.
The busts bring to 70 the number of IS-inspired terrorists arrested in this country in homeland plots.
Meantime, the FBI reports that all 56 of its field offices have active investigations against other IS suspects.
It’s now clear we’re besieged by a Fifth Column. Yet the White House fatuously insists these are unrelated, unconnected, isolated, one-off “lone wolf” incidents. Continue reading this article
It’s disappointing to see a Republican governor who has dealt closely with the nuts and bolts of the economy swoon over lawbreaking foreigners in the country who are stealing American jobs. He appeared on the Laura Ingraham radio show on Thursday and she tried to pin him down on the job thievery.
Kasich’s job as Governor of Ohio is to provide for the safety and welfare of Americans residing in his state, not welcome illegal Mexicans et al to drive down wages to benefit the wealthy. It’s amazing he can talk so callously when a record number of Americans — 93.8 million — are not in the workforce. Governors should be working to get those dropped out citizens working again rather than speaking cheerfully of cheap-working foreigners who are a big part of the problem.
Kasich is adding to the difficulty by piling on the myth that America needs foreign workers, despite decades of open borders allowing millions of aliens and now automation coming on strong to take even more jobs. He is a sappy advertising magnet for millions more illegals from the third world.
Today on The Laura Ingraham Show, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) addressed his controversial views on immigration policy. Yesterday in New Hampshire, Kasich raised addressed the “significant contributions” of illegals to the economy and his support for a pathway to legalization. Today, Kasich emphatically endorsed building a wall to secure the border, but showed little empathy for the American workers displaced by those who are already in the country illegally. Kasich then addressed illegal immigrants as American citizens saying, “we don’t need to be picking one person over the other…let’s not be pitting one American against another,” referencing competition between illegal immigrants and Americans.
Ingraham: Yesterday when you were in New Hampshire you made an appearance in which you said immigrants contribute significantly to the economy and when you spoke about a path to, I guess, legal status for illegal immigrants, it was described in the AP report as you got a “smattering of applause.” Do you think that right now in the country with all these people out of work and 45 million on food stamps that the American Republican voter is really desperate to hear candidates talk about how we need to help all these people who came into the country illegally? [4:30]
Kasich: Well, we’re certainly not going to ship them out of the country. What I’m saying is a lot of these folks who are here, they’re law abiding, they’re God-fearing, they’re family-oriented. And, what do you want to do with them?
The current pope is a serious anti-borders type and recently called the rejection of migrants fleeing violence “an act of war” — which is an upside-down characterization when Europe is being invaded by many thousands who just want free stuff. Many of the illegal aliens flooding through Europe’s open borders pretend to be refugees, but are actually economic opportunists, encouraged by the fecklessness of the Eurocrats who refuse to defend their homeland.
Other important cassocks chimed in behind the pope’s anti-nation-state theme, with Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, denouncing “the indifference shown to the exodus of desperate people forced by poverty, war and persecution to take their chances elsewhere.”
It’s too bad Cardinal Giacomo Biffi is no longer around to speak sanity to power. He died on July 11 but is remembered as warning in a 2000 pastoral letter that the influx of Muslims was a danger to Italy’s Catholic identity and that Christian immigrants should be given preference. He also stated that Islamic notions of family and the status of women were incompatible with Italian culture and that Islamic fundamentalists posed a threat to Christian Europe.
The pope and his cronies are generous with the safety of Europe even though the invasion of historic Muslim enemies presents an existential threat to the continent, now and going forward. Today’s liberal generosity to thousands of moocher migrants will turn out badly as jobs disappear with increasing automation and the young Muslim men become disappointed and angry.
High-ranking members of the Italian Church on Monday slammed politicians who peddle anti-immigrant ideas to win votes – sparking a heated row with Italy’s right wing.
“We here hear talk of the ‘unbearable’ number of asylum seekers, an attitude that is unfortunately fed by these salesmen” who are merely pandering to voters, Nunzio Galantino, secretary general of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), said in an interview on Vatican Radio.
The head of the anti-immigration Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, was quick to lash out at the Roman Catholic Church, saying “those who defend this illegal invasion, which is ruining Italy, either don’t understand or are making money” from the migrant arrivals.
Tempers have been fraying in recent weeks over the reception of migrants and would-be refugees in Italy, with Pope Francis intensifying his pleas for those fleeing war or persecution to be taken in – despite increasing anger over the numbers being rescued. Continue reading this article
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