It’s good news that the populist principle supporting nation-state government and rejecting globalism is sweeping Europe.
The European Union mega-state has been a dismal failure, particularly its Schengen rule of dissolving borders which allowed illegal aliens from the Middle East to swarm throughout the continent. Smaller, more local government is looking very appealing to voters sick of the distant, bureaucratic EU.
As a result, so-called “far right” candidates who have been dismissed for years by the media as fringe characters — particularly Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen — are now coming on strong in upcoming elections. Even Angela Merkel, facing elections later in the year, has recently sought to mitigate the open borders disaster she created in Europe by promising increased deportations.
The Dutch election takes place in one month, and Geert Wilders is leading. The winds of change truly are blowing.
Campaigning for the Dutch election began on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the U.S. presidency.
Wilders, a eurosceptic, anti-immigration fan of Trump, has dubbed the March 15 parliamentary election the start of a “Patriotic Spring” in Europe, where French and German voters go to the polls in May and September.
Wilders and his Party for Freedom has led in opinion polls for most of the past two years, but the fragmented political landscape means a coalition government of four or more parties is all but inevitable.
Dale Hurd sat down for an interview with the candidate last week. Wilders described the social conditions affecting politics, for example the crazy hate speech conviction foisted upon him (for suggesting fewer Moroccans) from activist judges, sending the message that any speech critical of Islam may be punished. In addition, the Dutch people have suffered under extreme austerity measures, such as pensions and healthcare for elderly being cut, while great sums have been spent on welfare for illegal aliens, aka “refugees.” The oppression of lawless immigration and its cultural consequences are what Geert Wilders plans to change.
AMSTERDAM – Some say he will be the next nail in the European Union’s coffin. Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ anti-EU, anti-immigration Party for Freedom is on track to win national elections in March. But he told us why a victory still might not make him the next prime minister. He also calls his conviction on a hate speech charge, for saying there are too many Moroccans in the Netherlands, “ridiculous.”
He still lives under 24-hour police protection from death threats. And whatever you do, don’t call him the Dutch Donald Trump. Geert Wilders emerged from his trial more defiant and more popular than ever. And he granted this exclusive interview to CBN News.
Dale Hurd: After your recent conviction for hate speech, you didn’t sound very repentant, very sorry.
Wilders: No I’m not, you know, how can I be? I really said nothing wrong and the crazy Dutch jurisprudence – it’s not even our law – I think I’m the first Dutchman who was convicted for something that is not in the law because the judge decided that Moroccans, which as you know is a nationality, has to be seen as a race. Dale, the reason I said it was because 80 percent of the Dutch jihadists who go to fight in Syria are Moroccans. 80 percent. They are 22 times over represented when it comes to street crime, and 60 percent of the Moroccan youth under the age of 23 has been arrested at least once, so in any poll it proved that the majority of the Dutch people agreed with me about the Moroccans, and the judge said because of international jurisprudence, once again not even in the Dutch law, that Moroccans had to be seen as a race. So if you are in Holland, be careful not to say tomorrow that you don’t like French, German or Swedish food or people, you could be called a racist. Of course this is ridiculous. I did nothing wrong and that’s why I will appeal this crazy verdict.
David Kriehn died early Monday morning when a drunk-driving Mexican woman smashed into his car, causing it to flip several times into a ditch. He was on his way home from work after closing up the restaurant which he managed.
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – An Indianapolis woman believed to be in the country illegally is accused of driving drunk this morning and killing a Noblesville man.
The crash occurred on the city’s northwest side on Interstate 465 near Michigan Road.
The victim is a former missionary. The suspect, state police investigators believe, entered the country illegally.
The high-speed collision happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday, sending David Kriehn’s car careening off the interstate and into a ditch. Investigators say it rolled over several times, killing the 66-year-old father and grandfather.
Co-workers were shocked and tearful.
“Dave was a gentle, caring man,” Harry Straut said. “A good person. The guy you liked to hang out with as well as work with.”
As a manager at famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, Kriehn earned a reputation as a leader who put others ahead of himself. According to the company’s operation manager, Kriehn closed the restaurant Sunday night, then worked into the early morning, completing an inventory, before heading to his home in Noblesville.
“Dave was an inspirational leader,” Straut explained. “He spend much of his life before entering the restaurant industry being a missionary.” Continue reading this article
On the contrary, there is a real problem, according to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has investigated the crime locally. He discussed the results of his inquiries into voter fraud in Kansas on Monday with Fox News. The shockeroo headline: 18,000 illegal aliens registered to vote (or attempted to register) in Kansas, population 2.9 million.
Also, President Trump is engaged on this issue and how to fix it.
BRIAN KILMEADE: You got a Mexican citizen living in Texas sent to prison for voting at least five times here in America. So why are so many in the media working to cover up these stores? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach joins us right now live. Kris, you saw a lot of the dust-up over the weekend between the administration and various talk show hosts. They don’t believe there’s anything to it, there’s no proof that this happens.
KRIS KOBACH: There’s tons of proof that it happens. In Kansas we’re fighting the ACLU in a number of lawsuits so we have actually been presenting cases like this to a federal court and you mentioned the one case in Texas — we’ve got 115 cases of known non-citizens who either got on our voter rolls in Kansas or who attempted to get on our voter rolls, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg because you can’t discover most of the cases. We had a statistical analysis done of our entire voter rolls and it looks like we have as many as 18,000 cases of aliens on our voter rolls or people who attempted to get on the voter rolls and are not citizens.
And we’re just a small state. Brian, population-wise so if you take those numbers, you extrapolate to a state like Texas or California, you’re probably talking about hundreds of thousands of non-citizens on the voter rolls, and you’re absolutely right — the media on the left wants to just ignore it and say oh there’s no proof. No, we’re presenting proof in federal court, but they don’t want to put any attention on it. Continue reading this article
In the latest expression of sovereignty, Orban has set up a camp built of shipping containers on the border to hold asylum seekers while their claims are sorted out. The rough housing is apparently part of an ongoing dispute with the European Union over illegal immigration.
Every migrant entering Hungary, as well as those already in existing facilities, will now be housed in shipping containers on the border while their asylum requests are settled.
“People’s freedom of movement will be removed, they will be able to stay only in a place designated for them,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s chief of staff, János Lázár, told AFP.
“This place will be the state border, where containers suitable for accommodating 200-300 people will be erected. Migrants will have to wait there for a legally binding decision on their claims”, he added.
He explained that a total of 586 migrants in open and closed camps elsewhere in the country will gradually be transferred to the new sites, and they will be able to take part in court proceedings via telecommunications equipment that will be provided in the camps.
During the height of the migrant crisis, many passed through numerous safe countries ignoring the Dublin accord and requests to stay put as their cases were assessed as they wished to travel to the wealthy welfare economies of northern Europe. Continue reading this article
Unfriendly Mexico has chosen to fight back. It announced the other day that it would aid its lawbreaking citizens by jamming American courts with illegal immigration cases. The Mexican government has allocated $50 million to help its US-residing illegals fight deportation in court and has instructed its 50 (!) consulates to provide assistance.
Meanwhile, nobody in the media finds it odd that Mexico prefers that its citizens reside outside their own country. Where’s the love, Presidente Peña Nieto?
The Mexican invaders themselves apparently find jail in the US to be preferable to freedom in Mexico, as long as they believe they will prevail eventually. Funny how the illegals regard America as their territory.
Illegal immigrants meet with Mexican officials in Phoenix, discuss options under Trump administration
PHOENIX—All but one of about 50 undocumented Mexican migrants at a meeting Saturday indicated they would rather risk detention and long court battles in the U.S. than return to Mexico voluntarily.
The majority of migrants at the meeting in Phoenix, which included Mexican officials, signaled in a show of hands that they were ready to fight deportation in U.S. courts.
“Even if that means detention for weeks?” asked former foreign minister Jorge Castaneda.
“Even if it takes months,” shouted one woman. “Even if it takes years,” another yelled. “We are here to fight.”
Mr. Castaneda and others want Mexico’s government to endorse a tough and perhaps risky strategy to battle an expected increase in deportations of their undocumented compatriots in the U.S. by underwriting the migrants’ legal struggle in the U.S. court system. By overwhelming already heavily burdened immigration courts, Mr. Castaneda hopes the legal system would break down, bringing deportations to a halt. . .
Rosa Maria Ortega’s mug should be made into a poster warning about voter fraud and plastered near every polling place in America. There’s nothing like hard time in the big house to show a government’s seriousness about a crime — and voter fraud needs to be prioritized, particularly when the perp is a moocher illegal alien. Mexicans do not have America’s best interests at heart.
Ortega’s crime rated a front-page spot on the New York Times’ Saturday edition.
Details about the case show the Mexican has been comfortable as a liar: Ortega checked a box on her driver’s license form showing she was not a US citizen, but she indicated on a voter application that she was an American citizen and eligible to vote.
Sweet that she got a nice long sentence. A few more cases like that and word will get out that there is a new sheriff in Washington DC.
A Mexican citizen living in Texas was sentenced this week to eight years in prison for voting illegally in elections in 2012 and 2014.
Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was found guilty Wednesday on two counts of illegal voting after she falsely claimed to be a United States citizen and voted at least five times between 2012 and 2014.
A jury sentenced her Thursday to eight years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The Dallas News reported Ortega voted in the November 2012 election and May 2014 GOP primary runoff in Dallas County.
According to Fox 4 News, Ortega’s identity came into question after she tried to register to vote twice in Tarrant County. Both applications were denied.
She had voted in five elections in Dallas before her registration was canceled in April 2015.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – for whom Ortega voted in 2014 – assisted in the prosecution.
“This case shows how serious Texas is about keeping its elections secure, and the outcome sends a message that violators of the state’s election law will be prosecuted to the fullest,” he said. Continue reading this article
Rush Limbaugh commented with a riff on Black Robes Matter:
Interestingly, since the court ruling allowing immigration from unfriendly nations to continue, the State Department has more than doubled the number of refugees: in fact, since the Feb. 3 ruling, 1,100 refugees have entered the United States, with 77 percent arriving from the seven terror-prone countries named in Trump’s executive order.
(Another major swamp for President Trump to drain is in Foggy Bottom.)
Back to the court decision, one of the most pointed criticisms comes from law professor John Eastman. He discussed the extreme malfeasance with radio guys John and Ken on Thursday, calling the 9th Circuit action to be the “judiciary refusing to recognize the results of the last election” — LISTEN ONLINE.
Professor Eastman made the same points in a strongly worded opinion piece:
Like it or not, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States on Nov. 8, 2016, and sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. He won the election, in significant part, because he promised to enforce our nation’s immigration laws more vigorously and to enhance significantly the vetting of refugees and other aliens seeking admission to the United States, in order to ensure to the extent possible that terrorists were not coming to our shores.
Nevertheless, there is now a concerted effort by many on the left (and even some on the “Never Trump” right) to block President Trump at every turn in order to prevent him from implementing the agenda on which he was elected.
Regrettably, that effort now seems to include using the courts to achieve political ends that could not be achieved through the electoral process. The 9th Circuit’s order upholding Judge Robart’s nationwide temporary restraining order (TRO) is nearly as bereft of legal analysis as was the original TRO.
For example, in determining whether Trump was likely to succeed on the merits, one might have expected some discussion of the relevant statute that unambiguously gives the president the authority to do what he did here (and what President Carter, in response to the Iranian take-over of our embassy in Tehran, did back in 1979).
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restriction he may deem to be appropriate.”
The chatter of Spanish serves as the backdrop of Pico-Union, where the aroma of pastries from the panaderia merge with the synthetic smells of an auto repair garage. A predominantly Latino neighborhood, it has for decades been a first stop for immigrants — both legal and illegal — coming from various corners of Latin America.
Over the years, this community has faced challenges, including from politicians threatening crackdowns on illegal immigration. But to many in this densely populated area near MacArthur Park, the presidency of Donald Trump poses a threat of an altogether different scale. Trump has vowed mass deportations of those here illegally, which if carried out, could fundamentally alter the rhythms of life in Pico-Union and numerous other immigrant enclaves around Southern California and beyond.
The potential threat of emptied homes and shuttered businesses has residents envisioning the worst.
“Una desolación. Imagínate no más,” worried Graciela Sandoval, 79, who has lived in Pico-Union for five decades. A desolation. Just imagine it.
“It’ll be a ghost town here,” added Manuel Blanco, 42, a lifelong Pico-Union resident who runs an auto repair shop in the area. “It’s not even going to be worth being in business.”
An analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center underscores just how much immigrants here illegally have been embedded into the culture and economy of Los Angeles. Woven, often seamlessly, into dozens of cities’ infrastructures, they have become a workforce and community that makes up much of the fabric of Southern California. Continue reading this article
Surely another nail in the coffin of France is the plan to build a wall — called an “esthetic perimeter” by Paris’ deputy mayor — around the Eiffel Tower to protect it from a jihad attack. The idea of the iconic structure falling to earth like the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 must be a top fantasy for violent Islamists.
Apparently armed soldiers guarding the tower are not thought sufficient to ward off allah’s little helpers.
Wilders’ strong stand against jihadist infiltration has made him a big target for hostile Muslims. In the photo below, he posed with his special security detail for his visit to Garland, Texas, and the Mohammed cartoon contest event in 2015. After Wilders left, a couple Muslims carrying AK-47s with high-capacity drum magazines attacked the venue but were shot dead by Garland police.
Heres’ the video ad. It emphasizes that a nation’s shared culture needs to be protected when under assault from open borders welcoming an unfriendly tribe. Wilders clearly hopes for a new birth of freedom to save the Netherlands and Europe from bad choices made about immigration.
GEERT WILDERS: The Netherlands; A magnificent country! The land of our ancestors. A land that generations have turned from swamps into a miracle. The only country that we have. It is our only homeland The Netherlands. A flag that stands for freedom; it is the symbol of our independence. It’s a flag that says We are the masters of our own future!
The elitists only think of themselves. It is time for a change! The Brits have done it. The Americans have done it. And we, we will do it as well!
Our traditions are precious, they make us unique. They make us into who we are. They are centuries old, and we will not negotiate with anyone about them! Continue reading this article
On Tuesday, Senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue introduced their bill that would end chain migration and the diversity lottery in order to make immigration less harmful to American citizens. As America’s Senator Jeff Sessions has declared, “Immigration should serve the national interest.”
The two senators held a press conference to discuss the legislation. The initial description given by Senator Cotton was direct and well presented:
SENATOR TOM COTTON: Senator Purdue and I are unveiling what we’ve named the RAISE Act which stands for Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment. The title should give you an idea of why we’re offering this bill. Over the last 40 years we’ve seen a huge increase in immigration. As you can see in this first chart, in the past 25 years alone we’re running an average of one million immigrants per year which is far above historical norm. It’s like adding the population of Montana every year or the population of Arkansas every three years.
As the second chart shows, only one out of every 15 immigrants is coming here for employment reasons. If we really needed all of these people because of their skills, because they help the economy grow, they be coming here on say, an EB-1 or an EB-2 visa, but they’re not. Instead we let them in without consideration of our workforce’s needs. Put those two together and what do you get?
A sharp decline in wages for working Americans, as you can see here. Those with college and professional degrees are doing just fine but those with a high school diploma have seen their wages fall by two percent since 1979 and for those without one, it’s 17 percent. Now, is automation a factor? Is globalization? Sure, but there’s no denying this generation-long surge in low-skilled immigration has hurt blue-collar wages. It’s pulling the rug out from underneath them and unless we reverse this trend, we’re going to create a near-permanent underclass for whom the American Dream is always just out of reach.
Senator Purdue and I think it’s time for our immigration system to start working for American workers. The RAISE Act would help increase wages by returning immigration levels to their historical norms and rebalancing the system toward merit-based immigration. There are three main parts of the bill.
First, we reprioritize immediate family members: we keep immigration preferences for spouses and unmarried minor children of citizens and green card holders but eliminate them for extended relatives like parents, adult siblings and adult children. Second, we eliminate the 50,000 visas and the diversity lottery which is rampant with fraud provides no discernible economic for humanitarian benefits and doesn’t even promote diversity. Third, we limit the number of green cards offered to refugees to 50,000 per year which is in line with historical averages under Presidents Bush and Obama and consistent with President Trump’s recent guidance.
The net effect will be the cut annual immigration in half from 1,000,000 to 500,000 green cards per year. This approach is broadly consistent with past reform measures and it would begin to move us towards a more merit-based system like Canada and Australia have. Most important, it would promote higher wages on which working Americans can build a future whether your family came over on the Mayflower or whether you just took the oath of citizenship.
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