WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on the American public today to rally Congress against the President’s openly declared threat to implement, by executive order, the amnesty that Congress has rejected:
“How Congress chooses to act in the coming hours and days will determine whether the President succeeds in his plan to nullify the immigration laws of the United States.
Just yesterday, TIME magazine reported that the President is considering a grant of ‘work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants.’ Permitting those illegally present in the U.S. to work and take jobs is contrary to plain law, which the President has no power to change. Yet Democratic members of Congress have openly crowed about these planned executive actions.
It has now been extensively reported that these executive actions will likely expand his Deferred Action program (DACA) to apply to an additional 5–6 million adult illegal immigrants. The existing DACA program has been widely misunderstood. The executive action did not, as The Hill writes today, only result in ‘deferred deportations for young undocumented immigrants.’ Illegal immigrants in the interior of the U.S. have already, as a practical matter, been immune from enforcement under this Administration. DACA applies to individuals up to 30 years of age and provides actual amnesty papers, photo ID, and work permits to illegal immigrants—who can then take any job in America.
The President’s planned executive orders would expand this permitting program to another 5–6 million illegal immigrants. This would effectively end immigration enforcement in America.
No Member—House or Senate, Democrat or Republican—should support any bill with respect to the border crisis that does not include language explicitly prohibiting the Administration from taking such action. Congress must foreclose any possibility of these unlawful executive actions before congressional funding is granted. This is an essential precondition.
The American people have begged and pleaded for years for our laws to be enforced. We have people in our own country living in violence, fear, and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their jobs, wages, and communities first. Every citizen should pick up the phone and ask of their congressional representative: where do you stand?” Continue reading this article
The first day back to school is looking pretty dreadful for many American kids, who will experience more diversity in their classrooms with resources stretched to the limit because of 30,000 young illegal aliens being dumped around the country by the administration.
Border kids costs more to educate, about $1,900 per head. Teachers must be bilingual. The students will need health care and psychological services because many arrive sick and traumatized by things they’ve seen and experienced on their journeys north.
On a Sunday Fox News segment, documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch pointed out the dangers to public health created by Washington’s open borders, noting that 85 percent of the crossers are family units with at least one adult who are simply released into the general public. “With school starting in next month we’ve got ourselves a real problem because these people are carrying those same diseases, yet nobody has checked them for it… Now these children are all starting to go to school in the beginning of September,” Lynch remarked. The illegal alien students will not be required to show they have necessary shots because they will all arrive at once and the normal screening system will collapse.
I would love to see a poll of parents with kids in K-12 public school and how the family feels about their youngsters being both endangered and shortchanged. Another interesting fact will be how many American kids are transferred to private schools this fall.
American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country.
The Central American student “have very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10,” said Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga. “They can’t turn on a computer. They’ve never even seen a computer,” she told the Dalton Daily Citizen.
In Fairfax, Va., “teachers [are] dealing with children not just learning English but years below expected grade/achievement level,” education specialist Robin Hamby, told The Washington Post. In early 2014, her district already had 5,192 Central American students, up 22 percent since 2011.
In Lynn, Mass., the foreign youths “are not literate in any language,” said Catherine Latham, the superintendent of schools. “The school system is overwhelmed, our health department is overwhelmed,” she told Fox News in Boston.
“There’s no way a [foreign] child is going to be able to come to school ready and able to learn if we don’t address some of the other issues they’re facing,” such as an upbringing in a violent culture, Debra Duardo, executive director for human services for the huge Los Angeles Unified School District, told the Chicago Tribune.
On Saturday, quite a few friends of American sovereignty showed up in ultra-blue Boston (!) for a rally to save the country from the alien influx. What a pleasant surprise.
Apparently the protest was organized by Jeff Kuhner, a local radio guy (and legal immigrant from Canada). His page on WRKO-AM radio invited listeners to a “Stop the Invasion Rally.” where participants could “Join Jeff Kuhner for a major rally to protest Governor Deval Patrick’s plan to house illegal aliens from Central America in Massachusetts.”
Here’s a clip of Kuhner:
A local news report thought the participants were angry. Well, good. We are.
An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters.
While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.
People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kuhner told Boston.com that he himself is a legal immigrant.
Kuhner came to the United States in the 1990s on a work visa as he worked towards a Ph. D. Still a Canadian citizen, he was issued a green card in 2006. Kuhner said he is currently in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen.
“I’ve never seen any kind of a backlash like this before on any issue ever. People in this state are livid. They feel betrayed by the political elite,” Kuhner said of Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision for Massachusetts to offer shelter to unaccompanied minors.
This week, a state official said it remained “unclear” how many unaccompanied minors crossing the nation’s southern border illegally would be coming to Massachusetts and how many could stay in the state longer. The state has offered to house up to 1,000 children at one of two secure facilities for up to four months.
Kuhner told Boston.com that he thought Saturday’s rally in Boston may well become a national story. “We made the Drudge Report.”
“These are not children. When you say child, the implication is 4, 5, 6 [years old]. They’re teenagers – many of them are gangbangers … If you’re 15, you’re not a child. A child is 12 and under.”
A week ago, I blogged about the Mayor of Lynn Massachusetts and her struggles to make her city budget work under the strain of hundreds of Central American children (Lynn, Massachusetts, ‘On the Brink’ from Dumped Illegal Alien Kid Costs). She has had to hire new staff to handle foreign kids, many of whom speak neither English nor Spanish, which means fewer resources going to citizen kids.
But no good deed goes unpunished in multicultural society, and Mayor Judith Kennedy was pounced upon by a pro-illegal alien provocateur accusing her of calling the foreigners criminals when in fact the Mayor merely discussed the fiscal problems. (To hear foreign lawbreakers called “criminals” you have to read patriotic blogs.)
The illegal aliens want maximum free stuff, and they want taxpayer-serfs to be submissive when delivering it.
Amazingly, the anti-border boosters whine that the schools insist on keeping out “students” who are actually adults. Certainly local parents don’t want 25-year-old gang-bangers attending school with their teen kids. Safety for all students should be a top priority, but it apparently is not among some.
LYNN, Mass. — The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that’s thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
There, city officials complain newly arriving Guatemalan children are straining classroom resources, and the mayor and school superintendent have faced criticism for suggesting adult immigrants are posing as teens to attend school.
The surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally has breathed new life into what has been a long-simmering controversy in Lynn, and the debate is happening in communities around the country as residents and local officials are faced with providing services for the children.
In Michigan, a social service organization’s plan to house child immigrants from Central America in the town of Vassar has prompted multiple demonstrations, which have extracted a toll on the community of about 2,600 about 70 miles northwest of Detroit, said Vassar City Manager Brad Barrett. For example, police have had to add staff on duty during public meetings.
“Everybody has the right to assemble, but it takes additional time and resources,” he said.
In Massachusetts, Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said the new students have been entering her city’s school system in large numbers for at least two years — 65 from Guatemala in 2012 and another 130 last year — and stretch district resources because they require special attention to address their limited education and English.
“I don’t want to give the impression that we in Lynn are anti-immigrant,” the mayor said in an interview. “This is strictly an issue of economics. … Our budget and our community are going to implode.” Continue reading this article
Mid-summer is good sailing weather in the Mediterranean, so rickety boats are full of Africans trying to reach Europe and its generous welfare offices. Most are young men who could usefully be working to make their home societies better, but prefer the shopping opportunities of the first world.
It’s getting rough out on the sea, given the crowded conditions on the smuggling ships, where murder is breaking out among the stressed-out travelers from violent cultures.
Italian police have arrested five men on suspicion of murdering and throwing overboard more than 100 fellow migrants on a treacherous crossing from Tunisia.
Survivors told police how a life-or-death fight broke out when those who were riding in the hold of the boat, suffocating from heat and lack of oxygen, desperately tried to find room on the packed deck.
To keep the migrants below the deck, the five men indiscriminately stabbed and assaulted the migrants before throwing them overboard, according to police.
Twenty-nine bodies, including a baby, were later recovered from the hold of what had been a badly overcrowded fishing boat.
A further 110 people are believed to have been thrown into the ocean by their fellow passengers on the horror crossing from Tunisia, according to the AFP news agency.
On another boat, one carrying more than 600, 18 died from suffocation near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. The boaters included Eritreans, Somalis, Afghans, Syrians and Moroccans.
When diverse third worlders hear that borders to the first world are open, they rush in by the tens of thousands. It’s happening to Europe as well as to America. In Europe, the “humanitarian” weakness was worsened by shocking photos of hundreds of caskets after a boat capsized last October. Italy held a state funeral. The resulting misplaced kindred has caused chaos on a massive scale.
Of course, the true humanitarian position would be for governments to defend law and borders, so the fleebags stay home. It’s not cruel to prevent foreigners from demographically overwhelming your nation; they are not cosmic waifs, they have a country to which they presumably have deep cultural connections. Europe and America were once rough places where hard-working citizens built the societies and infrastructure we now enjoy.
The LA Times article following estimates 71,000 sailing from Libya, but some travel overland so that number does not describe the true extent of the “biblical exodus.”
Down a dusty back street in this Sicilian port, a crowded former school houses participants in what some are describing as nothing less than a biblical exodus.
Bashar, 17, fled the civil war in Syria and proudly showed off the bullet wound in his arm. Ahmad, a 16-year-old Egyptian, said he was heading for America because everyone says he looks like President Obama.
Yohannes, only 13, had traveled alone all the way from Eritrea in the Horn of Africa. He was reluctant to say much, his haunting eyes belying a ready smile.
The teens are among an estimated 71,000 people who have made the dangerous 350-mile voyage to Italy this year from the Libyan coast. The number already exceeds the total for all of the previous record year, 2011, at the height of the “Arab Spring” uprisings. Chaos in Libya, traditionally a staging point for would-be emigres trying to reach the European Union, has turned the operation into something of a free-for-all.
Italian government officials say as many as 18 vessels a day depart for Italy and that as many as 600,000 more migrants might be waiting in Libya to cross.
The exodus has overwhelmed front-line communities and contributed to a hardening of anti-immigration attitudes across Western Europe. Immigration by land, sea and air helped propel hard-right parties to strong showings in European parliamentary elections in May. Even in Sweden, which long has drawn asylum seekers with its generous social programs, attitudes have gotten tougher. Continue reading this article
Protecting America from foreign enemies (of which the US has many) is arguably the most important job of the President, so this poll would seem particularly devastating in the list comprising the failed Presidency.
Despite the United States’ growing involvement in headline-grabbing areas like Gaza and Ukraine, voters continue to give mediocre reviews to President Obama’s handling of national security issues.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the president is doing a good or excellent job in the area of national security, but slightly more (41%) still rate his performance as poor. That’s generally in line with findings for the past year. A year ago, Obama earned positives of 40% and a negative of 35% for his national security dealings. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fox News provides a brief overview of how other western nations deal with a deluge of illegal aliens. Hint: the United States is the only one to hand out free bus or plane tickets to the destination of the lawbreakers’ choice.
Reporter William La Jeunesse details the procedures elsewhere:
“Italy turns back many boats carrying illegal immigrants including minors from Albania and Africa. Those that make it are taken to camps some are returned home; others live on the street.
In Greece, illegal immigrants are kept in detention camps, children housed alongside adults. In 2012, 8000 Syrians sought asylum in Greece, only two were approved.
The EU installed a 20-mile barb-wire fence on the Turkish border with Bulgaria. It reduced immigration there from 2000 a month to 300.
France denies 90 percent of asylum requests. Unaccompanied children are typically turned back at the airport without so much as an interview. Unlike the US, France does not grant citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants.
About 3000 unaccompanied minors apply for asylum each year in the UK; on average 13 percent are approved.
In Australia, unaccompanied children are held in offshore detention centers for up to nine months.
Censors and infra-red cameras help secure Spanish islands in the Mediterranean. Processing centers there are overcrowded and unsanitary.”
In addition, the Catholic church is doing well by doing good: government contracts have suddenly popped up to service the illegal alien tykes. Apparently there is big money available to hire people to care for the aliens, while America’s veterans are still waiting for the healthcare they were promised.
Breitbart looked into one Texas kids’ home run by Catholic Charities’ and found plenty of hiring additional staff to care for illegal aliens. Presumably such government spending is occurring all over the country.
HOUSTON, Texas–Catholic Charities in Texas is helping fulfill the needs of the thousands of illegal immigrants that continue to flood the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart Texas has learned that Catholic Charities’ St. Jerome’s Home for Children, located in Fort Bend County, is providing many benefits including financial support, English classes, legal assistance, and release services to youths in the U.S. illegally. The charity is looking to hire several staff members to help accommodate the influx of migrants.
St. Jerome’s webpage reads, “While the youth are living in this home, evaluations are provided to assess all their needs (medical, psychiatric/therapeutic, educational, vocational, social, familial, legal) with the development of an initial service plan.”
“After these assessments are completed, a decision about a long-term placement is made in the best interest of the youth,” it continues. “If appropriate, the youth moves to live with an individual foster family. Otherwise, the youth remains in the agency foster home. If a youth is not able to maintain the foster family placement, he or she returns to the agency home to live until discharge.”
The programs administers “financial assistance” for the foreigner’s housing, food, clothing, and other necessities. It additionally provides case management by social workers, vocational training, English lessons, and legal assistance. Continue reading this article
On Monday, the Kazakh pal of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Azamat Tazhayakov went to Tsarnaev’s apartment after the bombing that killed three and maimed dozens to remove incriminating evidence of bomb making.
Tribalist loyalty is strong in the diverse third world, particularly among jihadists.
Below, three wild and crazy Kazakh guys visited New York’s Times Square (a popular target among jihadists), left to right: Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing.
Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend’s plan to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 bombing.
His trial was the first stemming from the bombing, which killed three and injured more than 260 near the marathon’s finish line. Tazhayakov’s mother sobbed loudly and rocked in her seat as the jury announced the guilty verdicts, which it reached on the third day of deliberations.
Tazhayakov’s lawyers argued that it was the other friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, who removed the items from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth dorm room and then threw them away.
Prosecutors told the jury that both men shared in the decision to remove the items and get rid of them to protect Tsarnaev. Kadyrbayev faces a separate trial in September. A third friend, Robel Phillipos, is charged with lying to investigators. Continue reading this article
LONDON – America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom.
Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill’s criticism of Islam.
The calendar might say it’s 2014, but in Britain it’s starting to feel like George Orwell’s “1984″ because “Big Brother” has decided that certain things can no longer be said.
Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston Churchill’s book, The River War, in which he wrote:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia (rabies) in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”
As a young officer, Churchill fought Muslim jihadists in Sudan and believed Islam was a dangerous religion.
Weston chose to publicly quote Churchill because he thought that in today’s politically correct Britain, comparing Islam to rabies–as Churchill did–would likely get him reported to police and arrested.
“I wanted to make the point that, if it’s really become so bad in this country that you can no longer quote the words of the greatest living Englishman, then we really need to look seriously at what we can still say in this country,” Weston said.
“We don’t have (America’s) First Amendment. And speech is rapidly becoming a no-go area if you talk about certain issues. We are living in an absolute madhouse in this country with our free speech laws at the moment,” he said. Continue reading this article
On Tuesday, the President held his sixth White House iftar dinner, in celebration of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast all day and then have a big meal after sundown. (Weight gain, upset stomachs resulting from gluttony and general grumpiness are commonly associated problems with a month of fasting/feasting.)
Obama used the occasion to advance his fable that Islam has been a part of America since the nation’s beginning by displaying Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Koran for guests to ogle.
Below, Jefferson’s Koran was an English translation so it cannot be called a true or “Holy Koran” according to Islamic law.
The President has been spinning this fiction for years, since at least his 2009 Cairo speech, which he envisioned as ending the historic animosity between Muslims and everyone else through his magical persuasive powers. (See my observations from the time, “Obama In Egypt: Multiculturalist Meets Muslims. Muslims Win.”)
I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco. In signing the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796, our second President, John Adams, wrote, “The United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.” And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. They have fought in our wars, they have served in our government, they have stood for civil rights, they have started businesses, they have taught at our universities, they’ve excelled in our sports arenas, they’ve won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic Torch. And when the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same Holy Koran that one of our Founding Fathers — Thomas Jefferson — kept in his personal library. (Applause.)
Is any of that list true? Other than Keith Ellison’s taking the oath on Jefferson’s Koran, the veracity of the flummery is doubtful.
As any good Stalinist knows, rewriting to bring the multicultural future means rewriting the past to include Muslims in America’s history, even though Muslims are a recent addition to the diversity of the nation. So Barack Hussein Obama comes up with the ridiculous statement that “if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” as he did in 2009. In fact, America is a large country that has a small population of Muslims.
The Jefferson Koran is part of the Presidential propaganda effort, but of course Jefferson was not an enthusiast of Islamic ideas. He was a man of far-reaching interests, from the natural history gleaned in his Lewis and Clark expedition to the religious beliefs of America’s enemies useful in pursuing the Barbary War. President Jefferson went to war against the Muslim Barbary States of North Africa because of their piracy against American ships, including the enslavement of crews.
Like other founders, Jefferson had a low regard for Islam, and he most certainly did not host an iftar dinner in the White House, as Obama has repeatedly asserted. A Tunisian temporary envoy (not an ambassador as is often stated) came to a normal dinner at the White House, which had been rescheduled for a later hour for religious reasons at the guest’s request.
Following is the official White House report of the recent iftar event, as if Islam were the most normal thing in the world, while Christians and other religious minorities are being chased out of the Middle East by Muslims according to the directives of the Koran.
Last night, President Obama hosted his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, an annual tradition started by First Lady Hillary Clinton when she hosted a Ramadan Eid celebration dinner in 1996. Many consider President Thomas Jefferson to be the first President to host an Iftar dinner, as he hosted a sunset dinner to accommodate the fasts of an envoy from Tunisia over 200 years ago.
The Iftar is the meal after sunset that concludes the day of fasting during the month of Ramadan, a time to pray and reflect, to be reminded that we are equals in humanity, and to reaffirm commitments to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling from economic hardship and inequality.
Last night, guests were welcomed into the East Wing where a copy of the Quran owned by President Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was on display from the Library of Congress. At sunset, guests gathered in the Grand Foyer to break their fast with a date following the traditional melodic Muslim call to prayer led by a local student from the University of Maryland. Then finally, after a 16-hour day of fasting since sunrise, guests gathered in the State Dining Room for a halal meal with the President. Continue reading this article
On Thursday, America’s Senator Jeff Sessions took the Senate floor for reflect widely on the recent demands from billionaire elites (Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates) for more immigrant workers while this week Microsoft announced its layoff of 18,000 employees over coming months.
The six-minute video posted on the Senator Sessions Youtube channel didn’t include the whole analysis, which can be found on an office press release, posted below, where I’ve added some links. It’s long, but informative and well researched.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor yesterday on the announced Microsoft layoffs and the displacement of American workers by the H-1B guest worker visa. A text of Sessions’ remarks follows:
“Madam President, three of our greatest `masters of the universe’—as I like to refer to them—have joined in an op-ed in the New York Times just last week to share their wisdom from on high and to tell us in Congress how to do our business and to conduct immigration reform they think should be pleasing to them. I am sure other super billionaires would be glad to join with these three super billionaires and could agree on legislation that would be acceptable to them.
Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas casino magnate and Republican supporter; Warren Buffett, the master investor; and Bill Gates, the master founder of Microsoft computer systems, all super billionaires, apparently aren’t happy. They don’t have much respect for Congress and, by indirection, the people who elect people to Congress, it appears from the tone of their article—you know, American people, that great unwashed group; nativists, narrow-minded patriots, possessors of middle-class values. They just don’t understand as we know, we great executives and entrepreneurs.
So they declare we need to import more foreign workers in computer science, technology, and engineering, because the country is ‘badly in need of their services.’ They say we are badly in need of importing large numbers of STEM graduates. That is something we have all heard and many of us have perhaps assumed is an accurate thing.
These three individuals, all generous men, have contributed to a lot of causes, and I am teasing them a little bit. They didn’t mind sticking it to Congress, so I just tease them and push back a little bit.
They particularly praised the Senate for its elimination of any limits on the number of work visas that could be awarded to immigrants who have a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and have a job offer. Continue reading this article
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