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DACA Isn’t the Real Issue-LEGAL Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery Is

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“Legal Immigration”, meaning the granting of permanent residency, adds about 1.2 Million immigrants per year.  But, when you add the immigrants that will be granted residency via chain immigration, this number swells to 5.5 Million new immigrants per year!  (This does not include those granted “temporary” VISAS that allow them to work or attend school in the US.)  In short, through legal immigration, we are adding 15,000 future citizens every day!

Conversation Today:

Are you confused about all of the non-stop rhetoric coming from the Main Stream Media, pundits and your elected officials?  Do you know what a Green Card is?  Do you know what DACA, Chain Migration, the Visa Lottery, Catch and Release and other such immigration terms actually mean?

Today’s rhetoric is focused on the debate surrounding how to deal with the DACA people who were brought into the US as minors by their parents and others.  It is estimated that 1.8 Million people in the US may qualify as DACA applicants if they meet certain conditions.  Of these 1.8 million, only 690,000 have actually signed up as a DACA applicant/candidate.  There is a myriad of reasons why the other 1.1 million potentially eligible DACA people have not signed up.  It is said that DACA eligible people were brought to the US by their parents or others and have not known any other country as home.  This is probably true in some cases while others have actually applied for and traveled back and forth to their parent’s home country which is by definition their home country.  In addition to the 1.8 million DACA eligible applicants, if the current chain migration law is not changed, this could swell immigration by 6.21 million rather than 1.8 million.  This is using a chain migration factor of 3.45 which is the recent trend. (3.45 x 1.8M = 6.21M)  DACA is not the real issue, DACA plus the Current Chain Migration policy is!

If we do not deal with DACA and their related Chain Migration, we will be adding thousands of new potential DACA candidates every year.  Doing nothing leaves the DACA candidates here while their ranks continue to grow!

President Trump and DACA

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President Trump recently unveiled his 4 point criteria for allowing DACA applicant to eventually gain citizenship.  The President actually put forth all 1.8 million potential DACA eligible people on the table to be eligible for citizenship after 10-12 years.  But, they have to apply; have to qualify for the program; cannot be on government assistance during their probationary period; and cannot commit crimes as specified.  The DACA recipients would only be able to “chain migrate” their spouse and their children.

Again, if we do not deal with DACA and their related Chain Migration, we will be adding thousands of new potential DACA candidates every year.  Doing nothing leaves the DACA candidates here while their ranks continue to grow!

The other three legs of Trump’s DACA plan include modifications to Chain Migration; the elimination of the Visa Lottery; and a $25 Billion dollar funding of the wall, additional ICE agents, and major modifications to the current immigration law including the end to the “catch and release” law.  Why did the President add these three components to his DACA proposal?  Let’s look at Chain Migration, the Visa Lottery and the need to tighten border security via legislation.

Catch and Release and Other Policies:

Catch and Release is an idiotic law that allows any illegal alien who crosses our border to stay in the country until he or she has a hearing to determine if they can be deported.  Sounds great but it really means that if you made it across the border you are home free. The overwhelming majority of these illegal aliens never show up to their court hearing and disperse throughout the US.  Minors who cross and are detained at the border receive even more concessions and benefits.  Plus, if illegal alien parents bring their minor children across the border illegally, those children are now potentially DACA eligible kids.  So, without killing catch and release, you are just encouraging illegal immigration and perpetuating DACA.

The law needs to allow immediate deportation when illegals are detained at the border.  The President is asking for additional judges and court to be set up on the border to quickly adjudicate any detainee issues and expedite deportation.  If not, the border becomes a game of “tag” where an illegal alien wins when they illegally cross the border before an agent can stop them!

The use of E-Verify must be mandated for employers prior to hiring and for governmental agencies before social benefits are approved.  This database has to be updated and all VISA recipients must be added as a tracking mechanism.  VISA overstays is a major contributor to our current illegal alien population! 

Chain Migration:

Above is an example of a “Green Card” that is used today.  Please note, this is a card to identify a PERMANENT RESIDENT.

Today, immigrants who receive “green cards”, were allowed to bring in spouses, children, parents and other relatives who qualify for their “chain”.   Following a cursory vetting, those related to the initiating immigrant are granted a “green card” and were eligible to become citizens!  Today, the ratio between new “green card” holders and those they “chain migrate” is 3.45:1.  For each legal immigrant, they are sponsoring an average of 3.45 people.  Those 3.45, can eventually sponsor other immigrants.  Today, Chain Immigrants comprise over 60% of all immigration!  Between 1981 and 2016, out of 33 million immigrants, 20 million were chain immigrants!

Chain immigration of older parents can dramatically impact social security funds and add a burden to our healthcare system.  The average age of “parental” chain immigrants is 50 years of age.  This is only 12 years prior to attaining the age where they would be eligible for social security.  

Chain migration should be eliminated altogether; or, made a criteria within a merit based system; or at the very least restricted to a spouse and minor children.  Without controls on chain migration, no real migration policy reform is possible.  Chain rolls will continue to swell the immigration numbers.  

Visa-Lottery

Ending the Visa-Lottery is an absolute need.  It is an idiotic practice that has no benefit to the US as a nation.  It is a crap shoot as to who will get in and if they will be a net benefit or cost to the taxpayers.  Plus, beneficiaries of the lottery also have the right to chain migrate their families!  The US must take control of its immigration policy and ensure that new immigrants have the immediate potential to benefit this nation, its economy and culture.

Doing Nothing is Not An Option

Immigration is not one of those issues that do not have an impact if you do nothing to correct its issues.  If immigration is not addressed, each year we will add hundreds of thousand more illegal immigrants; allow more illegal aliens into this country; and continue to spend a net $115,000,000,000 (billion) each year to support the illegal alien population.  Plus, the DACA problem will continue to grow as more minor children are dropped at our borders.  Without ending Catch and Release, the problem is impossible to mitigate.  Granting DACA recipients a path to citizenship without fixing our immigration system and border security, is a fool’s errand.  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Federal Definition of a Green Card recipient:

“A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. . .You can become a permanent resident several different ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States. Other individuals may become permanent residents through refugee or asylee status or other humanitarian programs. In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself…Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing the in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant. Also known as “Permanent Resident Alien,” “Resident Alien Permit Holder,” and “Green Card Holder.”

 

Hat Tips:

https://cis.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/vaughan-chain-migration_1.pdf

https://cis.org/Legal-Immigration

https://cis.org/Report/18-Million-Immigrants-Likely-Arrived-2016-Matching-Highest-Level-US-History

 

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Trump’s Immigration Proposal-Chill Out! Understand the Plan First!

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Trump struck a nerve on the Right and the Left when he had Steven Miller announce his Border Wall/DACA/Immigration Plan yesterday.  Given both wings have slammed this proposal, actually gives this plan more, not less, merit!  Pelosi/Schumer and Ted Cruz all hit the mics to thump their chests and condemn the President’s plan!

But, What are the Facts?

Amnesty Vs Path to Citizenship:

The right is clamoring that this plan is Amnesty for 1.8 million DACA candidates.  Any plan to them is equal to amnesty.  When you press them, they say that rather than amnesty, the DACA candidates should get in line like every other immigration applicant.  OK, I agree, but so does Trump!  An immigration applicant files for immigration then undergoes a medical, criminal, and other forms of background checking.  This takes anywhere from 6 months, if you are married to an American citizen, to 3 years plus. 

TRUMP IS PROPOSING THAT THE DACA CANDIDATES WAIT 10-12 YEARS TO BECOME A CITIZEN DURING WHICH TIME THEY UNDERGO THE SAME BACKGROUND CHECKS AND PROVE THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED AS A DACA CANDIDATE.  Further, during this period, the candidates can be rejected if they enroll to receive any type of government subsistence; or, if they commit a crime; or if they return to their “home” country without permission.

The right is apoplectic about the 1.8M DACA candidates that were included in the President’s plan.  CHILL!  The 690,000 DACA candidates are those who enrolled in the DACA program.  No one really knows but it is estimated that there are another 1.2M potential DACA enrollees who have not signed up yet.  Before you start screaming, “They had their chance”, there is a small roadblock called the US Constitution and its Equal Protection clause.  If a person otherwise qualifies as a DACA Candidate but did not sign up, the likelihood is extremely high that the Supreme Court would allow those people to enroll in DACA.  You may say that they are not citizens and have no rights.  Sorry but since they are in the US and have been residing here they to inherit constitutional protections.  It may be that rather than there being an additional 1.2M potential DACA enrollees, it may be less, it may be more.  But, the President realistically included actual and potential candidates.  Would you rather have this or have him lie to you and in the end you find out there were really 1.8 applicants!  

Since the President is putting a 10-12 year period restriction on the DACA candidates, I would think they would return to their parent’s home country and apply for citizenship!  It may be faster if this plan is adopted!  Since the President put in a 10-12 year implementation plan, this satisfies the BORDER SECURITY FIRST crowd!

$25 Billion for the Wall and Border Security

President Trump’s plan calls for $25Billion to be set aside, and not subject to future Congressional rescission, to build the wall, add more border agents, provide for additional security enhancements to the Southern and CANADIAN borders, and build border courts.  The President knows that he may or may not continue to have Republican majorities in the House and Senate and wants the funding to be set in stone.  Plus, he knows that he cannot implement all of the needed Wall and security changes in one or two budget years.  He does not want to take a chance on having Congress playing games with this funding.  Republicans or Democrats!

Chain Migration

President Trump included an end to chain migration and will ask that it be replaced with merit based migration requirements.  The only vestige to chain migration will be that an approved immigrant can bring his or her spouse and their children.  This also applies to the DACA candidates.

Visa Lottery Program:

The President is proposed that this program be eliminated totally.  As stated above, visa applicants will be subjected to merit based scrutiny and be required to meet specific criteria that documents that they will be contributory to the US economy.  More later.

Port and Northern Border Security

The President is also proposing measures to beef up port security to eliminate incoming illicit drugs and human trafficking.  These same measures will be put in place along our Canadian borders that span approximately 5,500 miles!  Just think how easy it is to cross the great lakes from Canada and enter the US!  Not hard!

Other Provisions:

Before we finish up with the other provisions, what Trump is actually doing is comprehensive immigration!  If he gets most of what he will finishing outlining next week, there were be few if any real major issues remaining regarding our immigration policy.  But, don’t tell the Left or the Media!

Legal Immigration:

The President will cut back on the numbers eligible to be approved to come into this country.  The President is slowing legal immigration to allow time to assimilate all of the chain, lottery, and refugee immigrants that have come into this country in the past 15 years.  He want to make sure we can ensure that hot pockets of unassimilated immigrants are successfully melded into our society and our economy.  He also wants to make sure that during the growth of our economy, that AMERICANS, not immigrants have priority to receive the newly created jobs!

The President is also proposing to crack down on legal Visa overstays that are the largest contributor to our illegal immigration.  As part of his border security provisions, he will be implementing tacking and apprehension policies to eliminate Visa overstays.

The President will also be proposing to beef up and require the use of E-Verify.  I am not sure if he will not only require private sector employees to use E-Verify, but he should force government welfare agencies, State Food Stamp agencies, and other governmental agencies who approve subsistence or healthcare assistance to use E-Verify.  Once the wall and other security policies are put in place, this will ensure that anyone who sneaks through will be caught by E-Verify and asked to leave or be prosecuted.

There will be other details that will be released next week and as they are I will update this post.  But, take a deep breath and take conservative and liberal media with a grain of salt when they rail against the President’s proposal.  Also, remember, final legislation is up to Congress.  So, when I hear Ted Cruz and other condemn this proposal, I would remind them that the President is trying to get YOU TO DO YOUR JOB AND COME UP WITH A BILL YOURSELVES!  It is easy to run up to a mic and complain. 

Actual work is hard, that is why it called work!

If the President can get his proposal through Congress, he will once again accomplish something no one has been able to do since before 1966, solve many immigration issues and secure this great nation.

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/25/trump-immigration-proposal-could-provide-path-to-citizenship-for-1-8-million-in-us-illegally.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/370811-heritage-calls-trump-immigration-proposal-a-non-starter

 

 

 

Dems Killing Support for Illegal Aliens and DACA

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Democrats and Left-Wing activists are killing support for illegal aliens and for programs such as DACA.  Amnesty is becoming a four letter word and more and more Americans are becoming fed-up with the left and the media trying to shame us into supporting illegal alien causes! 

To be frank, to see illegal aliens DEMAND citizenship or even work permits is becoming repulsive.  America-First is not only a Trump slogan, it is at the core of the majority of US Citizens.

Chain Migration is now a non-starter for US Citizens and the sentiment to repeal this idiotic procedure is high.  The emotional left-wing plea to keep families together is no longer a winner.  If they want to keep their families together, either stay where you are or have the family all apply for citizenship!  This is insane and Trump has the wind at his back on this one as well.

The Visa-Lottery program has no support among thinking American Citizens and whoever thought up this beauty should be deported!  Why on earth should the most prized status in the world, US Citizenship, be handed out in a lottery!  This is insane and Trump has the wind at his back on this one as well.

DACA is another guilt trip by the left that is rapidly losing support especially with the current government shutdown.  Why should illegal aliens be prioritized by Democrats over our military and other government workers and contractors?  Especially given the threat by North Korea, Iran, Russia and China!  This is suicidal but the gun is at the head of US Citizen taxpayers and not the Schumer-Pelosi coalition!  If there is a legislative change to DACA enrollees, it better not include chain migration nor an immediate path to citizenship.  How about a work permit for 5 years during which time the DACA enrollees must seek citizenship through normal channels and cannot receive welfare, food stamps or any form of government subsistence in the interim.  If they do not apply for citizenship or wait for 4 years to start the process, they can finish the process in the country of origin.  And don’t try to guilt-trip us into an extension!

The left and the media have totally overplayed their illegal immigration card and US Citizens are sick and tired of Sanctuary jurisdictions.  They have no more chips on the table nor can they bluff us into submission.  Illegal is illegal no matter what the adjective describes.  Sanctuary State and City chief executives and law enforcement heads who refuse to obey federal immigration laws, must be held accountable as any other criminal.  If someone is killed or injured by an illegal alien in their jurisdiction, they and their State, County or City should be held civilly responsible for paying damages to the victim and/or their surviving families.  Enough is Enough.  

The 2018 mid-term elections may pit US citizens against the left’s support for illegal aliens.  The US is not a nation of Illegal Immigration, it is a nation of LEGAL immigration.  

  • Build the Wall and install electronic surveillance and monitoring.
  • Remove all criminal illegal aliens immediately. If they come back, it is an automatic 10 year sentence in a Joe Arpaio detention facility with pink underwear!
  • Allow for immediate deportation upon border apprehension, including unaccompanied minors.
  • Give current illegal immigrants 5 years to apply for and receive a green card or citizenship.  After that, they are subject to deportation.
  • Stop Chain Migration.
  • Stop the Visa Lottery Program.
  • Hire more border agents
  • Hold the nation of origin responsible for any cost incurred by the US in the apprehension and deportation of their citizens!
  • Create a FEDERAL park in San Francisco and name it the Kate Steinle Memorial Park

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Brian Kilmeade’s Bizarre Anti-Trump Positions & Ill Humor Hurt Fox and Friends

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Kilmeade is a co-host of the highly acclaimed and most watched Fox and Friends with Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy.  The format for the show allows the hosts to state their opinion on the current topic and ad lib commentary when they feel appropriate.  It is a combination of hard news, commentary, with real human interest.

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Doocy and Earhardt tend to use this freedom sparingly and keep to reporting news rather than trying to crack jokes about the current topics or interjecting their opinions over and over again on the same topic.  On the other hand, Kilmeade often tries to turn the news into his personal comedic shtick and mostly falls short of being funny!  If the topic has anything to do with President Trump, Brian oftentimes takes the side of his progressive friends like Senator Jeff Flake or Senator Lindsay Graham!  He also name drops that he spoke to them on such and such a date.  Today provided a good example.

Topic:  Claims of President Trump being a Racist; Trump calling specific countries “shit holes”; and the DACA debate

  • Kilmeade apparently gave little or no credibility to Senators Cotton and Purdue (and the President himself), when they stated publicly that they did not hear Trump use the term “shit hole” nor disparage Haiti or other nations.  Kilmeade said over an over that he thought the President HAD TO explain himself to the American public about his “shit hole” comments, that the President himself denies saying.  Obviously Kilmeade believes that he actually knows what was said because he had talked to Lindsay Graham over the weekend!  Really, Kilmeade believes the Trump-hater Graham over the President of the United States?  
  • Kilmeade has been an unending critic of President Trump’s use of Twitter ever since Trump announced his candidacy!  This is especially true if the Trump Tweets are aimed at Kilmeade’s RINO confidants Senator Graham, Flake, and Bob Corker.  Kilmeade constantly rails against Trump “stepping on his own message” and being non-productive in his use of Twitter.  Earth to Kilmeade, “TRUMP RAN FOR PRESIDENT AGAINST 16 REPUBLICANS AND CROOKED HILLARY AND IS NOW THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES”, YOU DIDN’T!  Further, Trump can’t step on his own message that he wants to get out.  By definition, it is HIS message!  Maybe Trump is at least as smart as you are and knows that no matter what he does or says, or doesn’t do or say, the Left, RINOs and Never-Trumpers will never accept the Trump Presidency nor Donald J. Trump policies!  He has proven that he can set the message and or stop the current narrative pretty much at will.
  • Kilmeade also counsels the President to COMPROMISE on DACA in order to not shut down the government and to get a fix to DACA.  We realize that either the vote on DACA or on the CR to keep the government running will require 60 votes in the goofy Senate since McConnell will not undue this undemocratic Senate rule and allow majority rule.  But, your assumption that no compromise on DACA means that the government will be shut down is erroneous.  First of all, the two bills are separate.  if the Democrats and your RINO friends shut down the government, it is on the Democrats and RINOs.  If DACA, coupled with the border wall, border security, end to chain immigration and the visa lottery system as defined by the President is not passed, that is on the Democrats and the RINOs.  Trump has already compromised on the DACA program by even considering permanent status for the DACA enrollees by using the legislative process.  Obama, the Democrats and RINOs loved the unconstitutional move by Obama to create “DACA” in the first place as it got Congress off of the hook!  Maybe you want to try backing the President so we can ensure that the government is not shut down and DACA is once and for all fixed.  RINOs idea of compromise is giving in against principle and the Democrats believe compromise is either getting everything they want or walking away and blame the Republicans.  The Democrats only want to keep DACA alive and unresolved so they have a 2018 issue!  I have no doubt that if the government is shut down and/or DACA is not fixed you will blame the President.

Kilmeade, Insecure or Just Insensitive?

Then there is the issue of Brian’s comments regarding women.  It is hard to discern whether Brian is insecure when it comes to dealing with women as equals or is just plain insensitive.  Brian’s attempt at humor falls way short on this topic and is oftentimes disgusting and demeaning. 

In late 2012, Brian once quipped when asked by a caller on his radio show when he was interviewing Alisyn Camerota,I don’t know who was the scout that got you guys, but they rock.”   Brian responded;  “It was actually – we go to the Victoria’s Secret catalog and we said, “Can any of these people talk?” And they all could and they all went to college.”  Seriously?  Then how does Fox scout men?  Look for men with calluses on their knuckles from dragging them on the ground!

Again in 2012, Brian ticked off his co-host Gretchen Carlson with another “unfunny” quip following a segment that included Steve Doocy interviewing members of the U.S. Navy Band about the band’s recent inclusion of women.  Following the interview, Brian shoved his shoe in his own mouth by saying, “Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.”  Carlson obviously did not see the humor (neither do I) in Brian’s remarks and told Brian, “You read the headlines. Since men are so great. Take them [women] away,”.  Brian, always having to have the last laugh when he steps in it replied, “All right. Finally.   Leaving an all male crew, she needed a shower.”  Watch the encounter here:    https://youtu.be/vGrgVC7u7DU.

Brian also has a habit of interrupting Ainsley when she is making a point counter to his.  Steve will sometimes intervene but Ainsley now apparently feels comfortable and openly confronts him when he steps on her line, or toes.  

Brian vs Dr. Alveda King Today:

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Today Brian was on his high horse demanding that Trump come out and “Explain” his shit hole comments to the American People.  He kept making this point throughout the show.  Towards the end of the show, they had Dr. Alveda King on to discuss MLK Day, John Lewis’s anti-Trump comments, and the current controversy surrounding the alleged shit hole comments.  Brian tried to solicit Dr. King’s support on his call to have Trump come out and “explain” himself for his mistake.  Dr. King shuts him down at 3:24 on the following video:  http://video.foxnews.com/v/5711712584001 .

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I am sure if Ainsley ever reads this she will defend Brian to the max.  That is just who she is and we love her for it.  But, Brian and Fox News should know that many Fox and Friends viewers oftentimes fast forward through Brian’s comments and his poor attempt at humor.  His bully tactics are not appreciated and detract from the wonderful show.  I can honestly say that we love it when Brian writes a new book as we know there will be substitute guest hosts to take his place.  When Pete Hegseth fills in, we know we are in for a treat along with Ainsley and Steve.  

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Hat Tip:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235456/Brian-Kilmeade-jokes-Fox-News-hires-women-flipping-pages-Victorias-Secret-catalog.html#ixzz54IH5aPrT

https://thinkprogress.org/female-fox-anchor-walks-off-set-after-co-hosts-sexist-joke-6b63805a6d3c/

 

Why Democrats Do Not Want a DACA Solution

Democrats care about the political issue of 
DACA, but not a solution for DACA.

What?  If DACA enrollee issues are solved legislatively, then the Democrats have nothing to “RESIST” and lose one of the few leftist illegal immigration issues the American Public support, to a large degree.  Democrats and the left and MSM need to have issues to use to bash the Republicans and President Trump.  When an issue is solved, then it is off the table to rile up identity politics bigots!

On Thursday, leftists, including Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Lindsay Graham, met with President Trump to discuss their “bi-partisan compromise” for a DACA solution.  In fact, this compromise funded only 10% of the wall, increased chain immigration and did not weaken Visa Lottery program.  Further, it eliminated all of the border security recommendations by DHS!  Finally, it granted amnesty to all of the DACA enrollees and basically regurgitated the “Dreamer Act”.

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When Trump questioned the sanity of the proposal and turned it down, Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham went to Plan B and “leaked” out false Trump comments regarding “Shit hole Countries” (not Shit Hole People!) and framed the President as a Racists.  For the past 72 hours, this racial branding of the President has been parroted continuously by Left Wing Media, RINOs and leftist.  The goal of Durbin and Graham was to push Trump into a corner so he would have had to soften on the wall, amnesty etc, OR have President Trump walk away from a DACA solution altogether so they could slam him with its defeat in the 2018 mid-terms!  OBVIOUSLY THIS GROUP OF KNUCKLE DRAGGERS STILL DO NOT GET TRUMP!

Since the release of the DACA SHIT HOLE LIE, Senators Cotton and Purdue, who were also at the meeting, denied hearing the Trump shit hole comments.  Same for other attendees include Trump staffers and THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF!  Who had the most to gain by spreading this false narrative?  Durbin and Graham!  Durbin by protecting the Democrats by setting up Trump as the fall guy for no DACA solution.  Graham, for making himself somewhat relevant and promoting his pro amnesty bias.

If the DACA enrollees have a brain between them, they will push to support President Trump.  If the President’s solutions are not supported in Congress and the nation, then there will be NO DACA SOLUTION!  The Democrats will go into the 2018 Mid-terms blaming the Republicans and “racist” President Trump for a failure to protect the DACA enrollees and the Republicans will lose the house and possibly the Senate over an issue that should be in their wheelhouse, and deservedly so! 

Even during this latest barrage of racist claims against Trump, Paul Ryan FAILED to back Trump or even give him the benefit of the doubt.  You would think that after Trump handed Ryan a huge win on Taxes, Ryan would have some respect for Trump.  Then again, skunks never change their stripes!

PS:  Just a friendly message to DACA enrollees.  Protesting and blaming American Citizens for your issue is not a winning ploy.  Maybe thank the generosity of Americans for trying to come to a solution on YOUR behalf!  In the final analysis, you are merely a pawn for Leftist Democrats who will play you like a cheap fiddle!  If the Democrats cared about you, they could have solved this issue in 2009 and 2010 when they had majorities in both houses plus a Democrat President!  Get It?

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.businessinsider.com/tom-cotton-and-david-purdue-didnt-hear-trumps-shithole-remark-2018-1

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/01/12/senators-cotton-purdue-dont-recall-vulgar-comments-in-immigration-meeting-n2433788

https://www.capsweb.org/blog/new-bill-sens-cotton-and-purdue-would-end-chain-migration-diversity-visa-lottery

 

 

Trump’s DACA Meeting Trumped Conservatives and Liberals! Killed “Fire and Fury” Narrative

The Art of the Deal Lives On!

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Yesterday you witnessed a brilliant political move by President Trump when he sequestered Democrats and Republicans in his cabinet room and spent 55 minutes in front of national press cameras allowing both sides to state their positions on DACA, the wall, border security, chain migration and the lottery visa program.  After 10 minutes, it seemed that the participants forgot the cameras were rolling and they started sparing over immigration issues ranging from border security to comprehensive immigration reform that would include amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens.  It was pure mastery of the media and a showcase of how to completely change the narrative from the anti-Trump “Fire and Fury” book to how presidential Trump looked in bringing all sides together to discuss a contentious issue.  

Trump used this forum to drive home the following issues:

  1. That Trump will consider a DACA solution ONLY if it INCLUDES the wall, border security changes outlined by Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Nielsen, end to chain migration, and an end to the visa lottery program.
  2. Any DACA deal will be a separate vote from the budget vote.  
  3. Trump allowed the Democrats to drive home their requirement that DACA NOT include the wall, border security changes outlined by Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Nielsen, end to chain migration, and an end to the visa lottery program.
  4. Trump put the onus of dealing with DACA squarely on the House and Senate and that he would support whatever legislation that is passed.

For those who think that Trump’s statement to sign whatever legislation comes out of the Congressional deliberations was a sell out, remember:

  1. The President spent last weekend with Republican Congressional leadership and hammered out the 2018 legislative agenda. 
  2. This agenda included separating DACA from the upcoming government budget vote;
  3. This agenda included a DACA agreement that would include the wall, border security changes outlined by Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Nielsen, end to chain migration, and an end to the visa lottery program.

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So, when the President convened the bi-partisan bicameral meeting yesterday, he already knew that the Republican leadership had committed to the President’s agenda!  Even if the Democrats try to severe the DACA legislation components and exclude the wall, border security, chain migration, and the visa lottery program, the Republican majorities could vote them down.  

Also, remember, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate WILL NOT change the voting rules and allow either of these bills to pass the Senate with a simple majority.  This means that the budget and DACA bills will both require 60 votes to pass. 

It is difficult to imagine that DACA, with the wall, border security changes outlined by Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Nielsen, end to chain migration, and an end to the visa lottery program, will pass anyway! 

  • This will put the onus of not dealing with the DACA enrollees square on the back of the Democrats. 
  • Also, if the Democrats do not step up and fund the government, the government shut down will be square on the back of the Democrats!

Still think Donald J. Trump does not understand the art of the deal and is not committed to his hard-line on border security!  Think again!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

See also our article published this week regarding DACA and its fiscal and political impacts on America:  “DACA is CACA-690 Thousand vs 325 Million” (link:  https://wp.me/pY51c-18E)

 

 

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DACA is CACA-690 Thousand vs 325 Million

Fact:  As of September of 2017, only 690,000 have actually enrolled in the DACA program and potentially eligible to participate in any future DACA legislation including Amnesty and chain migration for at least their parents!  That represents .2% (2 people out of every 1,000) of the total population of the US.  Yet, to hear the media and the Democrat Progressive Left the DACA issue is the most important issue facing this nation and that our very soul is dependent on granting amnesty and family chain migration to this group!  Really?

DACA and Chain Migration-NEVER!

Even mushy conservatives our spewing rhetoric trying to justify allowing DACA recipients to use chain migration to legalize their parents and extended family.  BS!  It was their parents who broke our laws in the first place and brought or caused the DACA “kids” to be here in the first place This is nuts.  Get in line and apply!  It is estimated that if DACA enrollees utilize chain migration, the total number of people granted “amnesty” via a DACA “FIX” would be 10,350,000!  Further, the total NET cost of this program would be $28 Billion in 10 years!  Illegal immigration last year cost Americans a NET $115,000,000,000 ($115 Billion).  Had enough yet!

DACA VS America

HomelessWe have 550,000 homeless men and women in the US today.  OF those, 40,000 are veterans, 54% disabled and  40% are Black.  Over 21% of the homeless reside in the Sanctuary State of California and another 15.7% in Sanctuary State of New York for a combined total of 37.2%.  The two richest States in the Union have the most homeless and no plan to improve the overall economy in order to move the homeless into a sound financial existence.  How about passing laws to treat the homeless who are mentally ill, drug addicted, or otherwise disabled?  Do you know why this is not a priority?  THE ONLY LOBBY GROUPS INVOLVING THE HOMELESS ARE THOSE THAT ARE MAKING MONEY OFF OF THE HOMELESS POPULATION!!!  (Excluding the Veterans groups who are actually working with the VA to solve this problem for vets.)  How about we take care of the thousands of addicted Americans before worrying about 690,000 DACA enrollees?

Drug Addiction:  We are losing 65,000 Americans per year to opioid overdoses every year.  This is the same number of soldiers we lost OVER A PERIOD OF 20 YEARS!  How about we take care of the thousands of addicted Americans before worrying about 690,000 DACA enrollees?

Black On Black Homicide In Our Inner Cities:  We have all read or heard about the daily carnage in our Inner Cities that are run by Liberal Politicians.  A lot of the poverty in these inner cities is due to the influx of illegal immigrants who will work for less money than our own citizens.  Allowing illegals to compete against our own citizens is helping to memorialize welfare and poverty in our inner cities that drives our youth into drug gangs and perpetuates the high Black on Black homicide rates.

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 I could go on for days pointing out areas of our nation that need to be addressed that compete with the $28 Billion that would be spent supporting DACA enrollees if they are granted amnesty.  Why bother!  This is a mid-term election year and the limp-wristed RINOs in Congress would never stand up to the Liberal Left’s assault if the Republicans deferred DACA amnesty past this March. 

President Trump is trying to thread in between the RINOs and the Liberals to get the wall built, end chain migration, and end the idiotic immigration lottery system.  He really wants to include the creation of a merit based immigration system but it is doubtful he could get anywhere near 50, let along 60 votes to get the whole enchilada! 

So, we are probably looking at granting amnesty to 690,000 DACA enrollees and at least their parents who have either committed a felony or aided and abetted in the commission of a felony!  Meanwhile, many American priorities will go unfunded and unresolved.  Until RINOs can stand up to the immigration activists, including those who want cheap labor for businesses, we will repeat this DACA fiasco, or another flavor of DACA, in the near future. 

If the wall is not built and security beefed up ala Trump priorities, we will be staring at even more illegal immigrant challenges.

What if we do Nothing to “Fix” DACA?

Not much!  As long as the DACA enrollees do not commit a felony or leave America to go back “home”, they are not targets for deportation.  The left tries to portray Trump as having a list of names and addresses for DACA enrollees and has ICE on the line ready to deport the DACA enrollees on March 15th if Congress does not act!  BS! 

How about Congress pass a bill that allows the DACA enrollees to stay with a work permit for 10 years.  After 5 of the 10 years they can apply for citizenship and undergo the same process all other immigrants have to go through.  If they do not go through the process, they will be expelled after 10 years to a country of their choice!  In the interim, they are ineligible to receive any benefits from the Federal or State government programs!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/25/key-facts-about-unauthorized-immigrants-enrolled-in-daca/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/07/how-many-people-will-trumps-daca-rollback-affect-about-100000-fewer-than-initially-reported/?utm_term=.686f72816212

https://www.brookings.edu/research/immigration-facts-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-daca/

https://endhomelessness.org/resource/veteran-homelessness/

 

Kate Steinle Verdict-Armageddon for Progressive Immigration Policies

The Face Of Progressive-Left Illegal Immigration Policies

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Jose Ines Garcia Zarate

Zarete, an illegal immigrant who had been deported 5 times with 7 prior felonies, was found not guilty of being culpable in the death of Kate Steinle.  The verdict was handed down in the sanctuary city and county of San Francisco, in the sanctuary state of California.  Zarete was only convicted on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

The Progressive-Left framed this case as a do-or-die case to defend the rights of illegal immigrants living illegally in the US AND, to showcase the Federal Government’s inability to stand against Sanctuary Cities and States!

What the Progressive-Left Open Borders crowd did not count on was the level of backlash among the American People when the Not Guilty verdict came down on the murder and manslaughter charges for Zarete. 

Kate represents the innocents of this country and Zarete represents the decay and corruption of the Progressive-Left Anti-America immigration agenda and its devastating impact on the families of the lives that have been lost, the billions that have been spent to support illegals in this country, and the killing of higher wages for our working class. 

This case will have a devastating impact on the DACA resolution, The Wall, the Federal punitive measures against Sanctuary Cities and States, and Immigration Reform.  Those who oppose taking a hard-line on these issues will face serious voter backlash in 2018 and 2020.

Focus On the Squishy Senate

Most of the RINOs in Congress reside in the US Senate and voters will be watching and demanding true conservative, law and order solutions to border security including the wall, DACA, immigration reform and an absolute end to Sanctuary Cities and States.  The Senate better pass the House approved “Steinle Law” before Christmas or the voters will set aside a lump of coal for them to use later!  McConnell will have to corral McCain, Graham, Flake, and Corker and get them in-line with a conservative approach to immigration and an elimination of illegal immigration.

Comment on California

It is frustrating to try to describe the depth of Progressive-Left maggot infested rot that is pervasive in California.  The frustration is that California was once a leader of this nation in terms of innovation, opportunity, equality, and law and order, and a source of pride for its residents.  Today, following 42 years of Progressive-Left slime crawling over every institution in this once great State, California is a State with total disregard for morality, lawfulness, and respect for the foundations of the State and this great country.  Jerry Brown is the face of this slime and his policies have created a fiscally and morally bankrupt State with little or no prospects for its redemption.  The fact that the Steinle case acquittal took place in California is not in the least bit surprising.  California has become the laughing stock of this nation and deservedly so. 

Kate’s Legacy

Kate Steinle put a real face on the true peril of Sanctuary Cities and States, illegal immigration, and a lack of border enforcement. 

Kate’s fate and her image are hard to dismiss as well as her final words to her father as he held her in her final moments;

“Help Me Dad”

The Face of Innocence and Death at the Hands of Sanctuary Cities

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/30/kate-steinle-s-accused-killer-found-not-guilty-murder.html

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/30/jose-garcia-zarate-not-guilty-homicide-charges-kat/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/07/14/parents-of-kate-steinle-n2025110

GOP Elites & Progressives Join Forces to Drive a Wedge Between Trump and Trump Supporters!

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You would think that media supporters of President Trump, the likes of Hannity, Ingraham, Dobbs, Bannon, and others, would know by now not to be played like a bunch of rookies by the Anti-Trump crowd when it comes to Trump’s core values and campaign pledges. 

Gee, have they ever heard of FAKE NEWS!  They should also know that Trump, unlike Obama, has a deep-seated reverence for the US Constitution and knows that he needs Congress to get his core values enacted!  But no, one false narrative following a dinner meeting with Tweedle Dee (Schumer) and Tweedle Dumb (Pelosi) and the rats abandon the Trump Ship!

Get a clue guys.  Anti-Trump forces joined up to drive a wedge between the President and his supporters.  The so-called conservative pundits stabbed Trump in the back and believed Pelosi, Schumer, the MSM, and leftist pundits rather than POTUS.  Good grief, haven’t we learned anything over the past 50 years?  Apparently not.

Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs (for one night), Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon and other less Trump supporting conservative pundits piled on Trump following his dinner meeting with Schumer and Pelosi.  First, they bought into the AP story (hook, line and STINKER) that quoted Schumer and Pelosi stating that, “We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,”  Obviously this statement was intentionally misleading about the meeting and intended to state that Trump abandoned his core value commitments to build the wall and not to back amnesty for illegal immigrants in addition to his commitment to end chain immigration and fixing the Visa programs.  Sean, Laura, Ann and Lou took the bait rather than giving the President the benefit of the doubt and actually believe that he is committed to principles that he has espoused for the past 30 years.

The old saying, “with friends like these, who needs enemies” apply to these fair weather “friends” of the President.  They may as well have gone on the air with “Joe and Mika” and help to bash the President.  Now, the MSM and anti-Trump news outlets and blogs are doubling down on their condemnation of the President’s so-called back-stabbing of his MAGA supporters.  They are convincing some of his mushy supporters that Trump reneged on his campaign promises on immigration issues such as the wall, amnesty, chain immigration and DACA.  

In spite of the fact that Trump has stated and/or Tweeted emphatically that:

  • On the dinner meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, “No deal was made last night on DACA,”
  • On Chain Migration, “CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!”
  • On DACA legislation, “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty.”  “We’re looking at allowing people to stay here,”
  • On building the Wall, “We have to have the wall. if we don’t have the wall we’re doing nothing,”  Read, I will veto immigration reform that does not include the wall even if there are multiple pieces of legislation.

There are more along the same lines but in the last two days Trump has reiterated his core values when it comes to protecting the border and immigration reform.  Our post on August 4th, titled, “Immigration Reform-Trump’s Approach Is Correct But Global Elites will Kill It!”, lays out Trump’s core immigration policy goals.  (Link http://wp.me/pY51c-15r). 

Everyone has to remember that a REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED Congress has to pass the Trump immigration values into law, Trump cannot merely wave a magic wand.   The Trump critics should be blasting Ryan and McConnell AND THE REST OF THE GOP IN CONGRESS, for not passing the Trump immigration agenda.  Trump is trying to peel off enough Dems to overcome the GOP Trump-haters like McCain, On-again off-again Graham, flaky Flake from Arizona, and many others in the house and senate.  If he can’t, he will have to compromise to some degree, like St. Ronald Reagan did in 1986. 

How far will he compromise?  Read his statements.  He says what he means.  Trump is not a nuanced communicator.  He is a Queens-New Yorker!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/national/trump-denies-deal-with-democrats-on-young-immigrants/article_a0ae80f2-996f-11e7-be7a-e33b5a0bcb9f.html

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-immigration-daca-dreamers/2017/09/15/id/813795/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/14/trump-voters-throw-maga-hats-twitter-bonfire/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/14/9-family-members-of-americans-killed-by-illegal-aliens-respond-to-possible-daca-deal-with-democrats/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/14/9-lies-about-daca-trump-is-buying-into/

 

Trump to GOP, Get in Line or Get Out of the Way! Populism V Swamp

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Everyone is trying to understand why Trump jumped into the debt ceiling/government funding negotiation and cut the deal with Schumer and Pelosi over McConnell and Ryan.  It is simple.  On Tuesday, The House GOP leader, Kevin McCarthy stated that the RINOs would NOT push to fund Trump’s Border Wall until December.  This is after delay after delay by the RINO Leadership, Ryan and McConnell, to keep pushing off approval of Trump’s border security bill.  Trump viewed this additional snub as a personal attack, again.

So yesterday, after Ryan and McConnell publicly stated that they would not agree to a debt ceiling hike unless it was for 18 months, use a continuing resolution to fund the government, and not tie anything to the bill, like Harvey Relief, Trump stopped the back and forth bickering between Pelosi-Schumer and McConnell-Ryan by saying that the debt ceiling and government funding would go through December 15th and fully fund his request for Hurricane Harvey relief!  Period!  His priority was Harvey Funding and the other issues were mere political noise to him! 

He later added an additional insult to the GOP leadership by complimenting Schumer and Pelosi by name and merely mentioning that GOP leadership was also at the meeting and agreed to the deal. On Air Force One in route to North Dakota to give his Tax Plan a plug, Trump Said:

“We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, we agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred – very important – always we’ll agree on debt ceiling automatically because of the importance of it.”  He followed up by saying the GOP Congressional Leadership were also in the meeting!  

Step in Trump’s shoes for a moment; he has a major cleanup in Houston to deal with; A new hurricane about to hit Florida; A nut job in North Korea threatening nuclear war; a sabre rattling whack job in Iran threatening retaliation if Trump kills the US-Iran sell-out; A tenuous negotiation with China over trade and NOKO policy; He is still managing the annihilation of ISIS around the world; deploying his new Afghanistan policy; a media who hates him; and the sun is going down on his Tax Plan, Obamacare, and his appointees for 2017.  So, to sit there for an hour listening to Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi and Schumer quibble like a bunch of spoiled brats over how and when and how much to increase the debt ceiling, (which is truly non-existent), and arguing for political advantages in terms of timing for how long the debt limit covers, and ignoring the real issue, Harvey Relief, Trump merely had enough.  

The Border Wall snub by Ryan and McConnell was just another log on the fire from Trump’s point of view.  Every time the media attacks something Trump says, even if the media is dead wrong as they usually are, Ryan and McConnell cannot get to a camera fast enough, usually having to wait for McCain’s bashing of Trump, to distance themselves from the President!  Trump is deeply frustrated with the lack of GOP support for his agenda and for him personally after he basically got all of those limp-wrist RINOs elected on his coattails.  The chickens are about to come home to roost.

Make no mistake, Trump knows that he will not get support from either the Democrats nor the media.  Many of the latter used to be personal friends of Donald and Melania Trump but since the election cycle, they have mercilessly attacked both of them and their family.  They oppose him and his agenda.  “Resist” is alive and well and the Democrats are too stupid to see the handwriting on the wall. 

But, Trump also knows that both Ryan and McConnell’s leadership is shaky at best.  He has tried to everything he can to support them and let them carry the ball for his agenda.  The problem is that they hate his agenda as his agenda offends their donor class!  These two have run away from Trump’s agenda and have at the same time alienated their conservative caucuses.  Mark Meadows could challenge Ryan’s leadership in the house but it is unclear who would challenge McConnell in the Senate.  There are a lot of “professed” conservatives in the Senate but not too many like Mark Meadows in the House who walk like a duck and quack like a duck.

Trump the Populist-First!

BUT, Trump is not a hard-core conservative nor a hard-core liberal.  Trump is a Populist!  He will back measures that are in the NATIONAL INTEREST of the nation and its citizens and not merely to adhere to someone’s view of conservatism or liberalism.  His America First Trade position is a good example as is immigration.  So the conservative caucus in the House and Senate need to understand he will not bend to mere ideology.  There has to be a pragmatic benefit to America if he is to embrace it.  He sees ideology as a possible barrier to “Make America Great Again”!  (Trump’s Trade Doctrine is an example)  He definitely sees ideology as a barrier to getting things done in the name of some lofty doctrine.  Case in point, the 60 vote filibuster rule in the Senate that is used by Senators to avoid making hard votes and being held accountable.

Trump has some real mine fields to navigate going forward. 

  • DACA will test his base as he viewed killing DACA and making Congress deal with this to be a Constitutional issue, more than an immigration issue.  (Separate Article to Follow)  the GOP and the Dems are sure to try to force Trump to sign amnesty for DACA beneficiaries before March 15th.  They may even try to tie it to a RINO/McCain/Rubio Gang of Eight amnesty bill.
  • Passing Tax Relief and Tax Reform will be a bigger battle within the GOP than Obamacare R&R.  Simply, corporate interests (Ryan and McConnell’s constituency) want lower rates but they want to keep all of the carve outs and tax breaks.  Dems will not support breaks for evil corporations and the “rich” and will push for more “tax rebates” for those who don’t pay taxes.  In the end, the middle-class could end up with the shaft rather than a tax break.
  • Obamacare Repeal & Replace will probably not happen before the 2018 Mid-Terms.  Congress will try to force Trump to subsidize the big insurance companies to keep Obamacare afloat longer.  The bottom line is that the RINO and DEM donor class wants to have national healthcare.  If a corporation is no longer responsible for providing healthcare for its employees and their families, just think how much the corporation  can add to their bottom line without doing absolutely anything!

Final Thought!

One other unmentioned comment Trump made yesterday following the meeting was that he expects Congress to take up and pass a real budget.  This is probably the most important statement he made yesterday and no one is talking about it!  Trump hates the now normal use of Continuing Resolutions to fund the government rather than formerly adopting a real budget.  As a business man, this is totally unacceptable.  How can you run a $4 trillion economy without a budget?  How can you expect to balance a budget without a budget.  The conservative caucus in the House and Senate need to wake up and insist on Congress passing Trump’s budget!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/white-house-and-congress-agree-to-raise-debt-ceiling/

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/trump-sides-with-democrats-on-debt-ceiling-throwing-gop-plans-into-chaos-20170906.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/06/trump-mnuchin-debt-ceiling-239208

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/06/trump-agrees-to-fund-the-govt-raise-the-debt-ceiling/

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/05/kevin-mccarthy-well-fight-funding-border-wall-december-not-now/