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Aftermath of 2020 Election When Trump Is Reelected

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Message to the Democrat Party and their lackeys in the Main Stream Media;

“Be Careful What You Ask For, You Might Just Get It”!

Since citizen Trump came down the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy in June of 2015, The Democrats and their co-conspirators in the left-wing media have created a campaign to demonize President Trump in order to “expunge” him from the Presidency.  This is not a direct political attack on Trump’s policies, it has been an all out character assassination of his character, his wife, and his family, along with anyone who dared to vote for him or don a “MAGA” hat! 

Their goal is to create an image of the President as morally unfit for office, incompetent to lead, a deep-seated racists, hater of women and women’s causes, a homophobe, a financial predator who “stole” millions from everyone he did business with, and any image that is considered vile in the eyes of most people.   The bad news is that these conspirators have convinced about 25% on the hard progressive-left that all of these images are true and have confused another 10-15% that some of these allegations may be true.  The 92+% negative coverage by the left-wing news has hammered these images home!  These are age old tactics by the left and they have worked before, that is before Trump!

But, with the lackluster field of 2020 Democrat candidates for president; and the overreach of Pelosi and Schumer to push for impeachment and constant investigations into everything Trump; their is a high chance that in 2020 Trump will keep the Presidency; win back the House, and pick up seats in the Senate.  

THE LEFT WILL OPENLY REVOLT!

You can see evidence of this already.  Reasonable friends you have had for years suddenly dispute hard economic facts that are positive; they believe that whatever CNN, MSNBC or the nightly news or their late night comedy parrots spew is factual; and they have no interest in seeking alternative sources of knowledge.  These friends see the efforts to use foreign surveillance tools and overreaching congressional investigations as reasonable to rid this nation of the reprobate who occupies the White House!  So what is left is Trump remains in the White House and takes back the House?  Open Revolt!  

It will start with protests then be taken over by left-wing activists such as Antifa.  Radical US socialist and communist groups will be paid to fuel the fire until someone gets killed!  We saw this in the 60’s and we are in for an even more violent insurrection.  Unfortunately, the 25+% of Americans who have been duped and riled up by the radical left democrats and their media will mass to support the insurrection.  

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The difference is that this insurrection has at its core the survival of Progressive-Left dominance in the US that has been reduced dramatically by President Trump.  This is not only a US phenomena but a Western Civilization coup against Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law.  The hard progressive-left has fought for over a century to replace democratic institutions with leftist socialist governments.  They left knows that if Trump gets back into the White House with majorities in the Senate and House, he may just drive the final nail in the coffin known as the progressive-left movement!  

They know that Trump has:

  • Revamped the US economy based on capitalism using lower taxation and massively reduced regulation.
  • Strengthened our military and is standing down our left supported enemies who used them to weaken the US internationally.
  • Done everything legally possible to enforce border security and stop the flow of illegal immigration into the US. 
  • Revamped our trade policies to stand-up the US as an economic leader with “Buy American and Hire American” policies.
  • Weakened international institutions such as the UN and the WTO that were created and propped up to counter-balance the US superpower status.
  • Made the US the largest producer of energy in the world, eliminating threats of an energy crisis by oil producing nations and organizations bent on controlling the West by controlling energy.
  • Forced key allies, and mutual treaty organizations such as NATO, to stand strong and contribute to their mutual defense.  

The Left’s Biggest Fear:

With the White House and Congress behind him, he will take on public education and kill the indoctrination arm of the progressive-left by institutionalizing “SCHOOL CHOICE”.  He will also take on colleges and universities who worked with the progressive-left to financially enslave all who attend these institutions and to instill radical left ideology in their minds!  This is the most feared policy by the left that Trump will pursue and one that will have the most lasting impact on the politics of this nation.

Only an educated electorate can sustain a free nation founded on  a Constitutional Republic form of government!  

Economically depressed minorities can only be lifted up through equal educational opportunities provided through School Choice.

Returning America to a Melting Pot can only be accomplished by promoting educational opportunities that reinforce our history, civics, culture and moral foundations.

Ignorance breeds economic, cultural, political and moral slavery.

Trump’s threat to the progressive-left, their complicit media, and other international forces aligned against the US, is real.  The left has created a base of mindless, hate filled zealots who will not stop in seeking the utter destruction of President Trump and his policies, AND HIS SUPPORTERS.  Their battle against Trump and his supporters are akin to a “religious” holy war and it will get physical.  Be aware, and be careful following Trump’s reelection and the violence that insures. 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Illegal Immigration & National Debt Killing the American Dream

 

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Why discuss Illegal Immigration and the National Debt together?  The two topics are an excellent juxtaposition of emotion driven bad policies that lead to a lowering of overall freedom, the lowering of the standard of living for those the government is supposed to serve, and the eventual takeover of government by the government and its elites.  Make no mistake, illegal immigration and the national debt are both primary tools in the socialist toolbox. 

You can’t “Fundamentally Transform” this Nation without Destroying its Social and Economic Foundations First!

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Costs of Illegal Immigration

Trying to determine the actual costs of illegal immigration is as difficult as trying to determine how many illegal aliens (IA) are in the United States at any one time. The  conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform pegs the IA population at 12.5 million while other alternative sources put the number much higher, 20-30 million.  Wikipedia estimates that the IA population could be as high as 20 Million.  12.5M seems to be conservative and is quoted by the left and right.  But, if the population is 20 million, then the overall net costs could be higher.

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But, in the past two years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the make-up of illegal immigration at our Southern border and this shift is adding even higher costs to the processing and care of the new illegal immigration population.  Historically, most of the illegal immigrants came from Mexico into the US.  Some sought to stay here permanently while others came on a seasonal basis for seasonal work.  Today, the majority of illegal immigrants are seeking asylum and are coming out of Central America and consist of family units or unaccompanied minors.  

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This shift puts a tremendous new burden on our Customs and Border Patrol, Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies.  Care of minors and family units requires extensive healthcare services as well as investigative services to ensure that the adults with the children are actually the parents or guardians of the children.  Today, there are over 2,000 IA who have been detained at the border are now quarantined as they have infectious diseases such as mumps, chicken pox, and other diseases that have been pretty much eradicated in the US.  IA net costs estimates do not include any costs for treating US citizens who have been infected due to contacts with IA and their children.

Net Immigration Costs-12.5M IA

That said, lets assume that the 2018 costs of illegal immigrants entering and living in the US is still indicative of today’s 2019 costs.  At a high level, there are a number of cost components that are provided by the Federal Government then by State and Local Governments.  (The percentage shown next to the cost is the % of the Federal Government Spending ($4.1TT) less Social Security and Medicare ($1.63T) or $2.47T total spending)

  • Federal Costs of Illegal Aliens: $45.8B (1.85%)
    • Federal Education-$1.6B
    • Federal Medical Costs-$17.1B
    • Federal Justice Expenditures-$13.1B
    • Federal Welfare Programs-$5.8B
      • Meals in Schools-$1.003B
      • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance-$1.96B
      • Women, Infants and Children Care-$1.098B
      • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-$1.785B
    • Federal Tax Receipts (all taxes) From Illegal Aliens-$22.1B
    • Net Federal Costs from Illegal Aliens: $30.4B (1.23%)
  • State and Local Costs of Illegal Immigrants:  $88B
    • State Educational Expenditures;  $44.4B
    • State Medical Expenditures:  $12.1B
    • State Justice Expenditures: $10.8B
    • State Welfare Expenditures: $2.9B
    • State Taxes Collected (All taxes) from Illegal Aliens: $3.5B
    • Net State and Local Costs from Illegal Aliens:  $85B
  • Net Federal, State and Local Impact of Illegal Aliens:  $115.4B (4.7%) (Note 1)

Hidden Costs of Illegal Immigration

There are many other costs that are not quantified such as those associated with having to provide an extensive Multi-Lingual components to our overall education system due to IA children.  Increased medical costs to citizens as a result of formerly eradicated diseases being reintroduced into our general population.  With over 12M IAs willing to work for low wages, what is the cost to our economy and to our workers for IAs artificially depressing our wages?    Well, assuming IA keeps lower incomes depressed by $3.00/hour, and there are 12M illegal aliens in the workplace, this would decrease overall wages and our GDP by $74,880,000,000.  Yes, that is BILLIONS.  Adding this to the net cost of supporting IA you are almost to $200B Per Year! No wonder the left want to artificially set the minimum wage to $15.00/hr!

The other cost is that of law enforcement.  Open border supporters state falsely that ‘immigrants” commit less crime that do US Citizens.  This is false narrative as they add legal immigrants with the illegal immigrant numbers; do not include crimes such as document fraud, fraudulently applying for government benefits, drug offenses and offenses committed in sanctuary cities that are ignored altogether.  

The bottom line is that illegal immigrants are 3 times more likely to commit a crime than a US Citizens and lawfully present aliens.  

Negative Impact of Illegal Immigration

One key takeaway is that IAs do NOT contribute to the US economy and are actually a negative in terms of cash flow in the amount of $115,400,000,000 per year!  That is equal to about $375 per year for every citizen, men, women and children in the US! 

President Trump submitted a Budget for the Veterans Affairs Department for 2019 in the amount of $198,000,000,000.  The IA net costs if eliminated would pay for over half of the VA costs! 

In spite of what you hear to the contrary, IAs receive the following services from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT today.  This does NOT include the services that they receive from State and Local governments that are over and above these Federal services:

  • They receive $943,200,000 for Primary and Secondary Education Support;
  • They receive $541,694,040 for LEP-Limited English Proficiency Title III support;
  • They receive $206,140,000 for Migrant Schooling Title IC support.
  • They receive $$8,200,000,000 in Uncompensated Hospital Expenditure costs;
  • They receive $1,242,990,372 for Medicaid Births (children are automatically US citizens)
  • Their healthcare contributes $3,458,475,000 to Medicaid Fraud.
  •  They receive $4,234,129,200 in Medicaid for US Born Kids of Illegal aliens. (children are automatically US citizens)
  • They add $1,240,000,000 to our Federal Incarceration costs.
  • They add $3,218,000,000 to our Enforcement and Removal Costs.
  • They add $5,968,729,360 to our Customs and Border Protection costs (much could be eliminated with a wall.)
  • They add $1,126,840,000 to Other ICE operations.
  • They add $210,000,000 to our State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
  • They add $168,120,000 to our Executive Office for Immigration Review.
  • They add $1,200,000,000 to our Alien Minor program.
  • They add $16,920,000 to our Byrne Grant Program (note 1)
  • They add $1,003,000,000 to our Meals in Schools.
  • They add $1,963,416,000 to our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (SNAP)
  • They add $1,097,829,360 to the Women Infants and Children program.
  • They add $1,785,000,000 to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Illegal immigration is expensive and a drag on our economy in terms of costs and just as important, it is a drag on the wages of our low-end wage earners who struggle to make ends meet ($75B/yr).  Illegal immigrants do not pay their way and are a drag on our economy in terms of depressing wages, lowering our GDP, adding to our national debt, and endangering our citizens with higher per capital violent crime rates than that of US citizens.

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Our National Debt Crisis

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Most American taxpayers complain about taxes in all forms while glossing over the US National Debt and its potential impact on their lives.  Today, we, you and me, are on the hook for over $22 Trillion in debt and each man, woman and child in the US owes over $67,000 of this debt!  The annual interest for 2019 on the debt is $363 Billion which is almost 8% of the total Federal Budget for 2019!  With $363 Billion, you could fund about 50% of the military; or, you could fund 62% of Medicare; or, you could fund 39% of Social Security; or, you could fund the Entire Discretionary Spending for the 2020 Presidential budget for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, and Labor!  So, interest expense isn’t cheap!  

Separate Out Social Security and Medicare From the US Government Budget!

The Federal Budget is so convoluted that it is incomprehensible to the average person, even those with an accounting degree.  In order to “simplify” the Federal Budget, we should separate those programs that are supported by taxpayer contributions into their own “accounts” as you would in business.  The two largest, Social Security and Medicare should be separated and any program, such as Social Security Disability, should be moved out of Social Security and into a safety net group of benefits that would include Medicaid, SS Disability, CHIP, ACA and other marketplace subsidies, and all forms of welfare including SNAP (food stamps).  SOCIAL SECURITY, BY LAW CANNOT EVER ADD TO THE NATIONAL DEBT, PERIOD!  MEDICARE CAN.

By separating these two programs out of the Central Federal Budget citizens will be able to see and monitor of these two large programs, including any shortfall in funding they may experience.  IF YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE A PROBLEM, YOU CAN FIX IT! 

Another benefit would be to see and understand that the Social Security Fund holds 50% of the US Intergovernmental debt totaling over $3 Trillion dollarsThe Medicare Fund holds over 3% or $184,800,000,000 of US Intergovernmental securities.  In other words, your funds are LOANING money, at a ridiculously low rate to the Federal Government in order for it to operate!  The reader should understand that by law the Social Security and Medicare trustees can only invest in low yielding US treasury securities.  They are not allowed to invest in the US economy in lets say the S&P 500 that yields orders of magnitude times that of the US securities.   For example.  In 1928 you invested $100 each in the S&P 500, 3 Month T-Bills, and 10 Year Treasury Bonds.  In 2018, They would be worth:  (Note 3)

      • S&P 500:  $382,850 (minus my $100 investment)
      • 3 Month T-Bill:  $2,063 (minus my $100 investment)
      • 10 Year Treasury Bond: $7,308 (minus my $100 investment)

It is easy to see that by restricting the Social Security and Medicare trust funds to the 10 Year Treasury Bonds we are getting screwed big time in terms of return on investments.  I was born in 1945 and if we look at these same funds today, they would have a present value of:

  • S&P 500:  $382,624 (minus my $100 investment)
  • 3 Month T-Bill:  $1,944 (minus my $100 investment)
  • 10 Year Treasury Bond: $7,129 (minus my $100 investment)

Politicians are Lying to You!

Your politicians, especially on the Progressive-Left but also many conservatives, tell you that it is too risky to invest in our economy!  The amounts shown above include the past 90 years and also include the Great Depression, many recessions including the 2008 Great Recession!  Even including those catastrophic financial meltdowns, the S&P 500 went from our $100 investment to $382,850!  Rather than projecting that Social Security and Medicare funds would be depleted by 2030, those funds would be secure into the next century if even 50% of the money had been invested in the S&P 500!  Heaven forbid if we actually saw an increase in the Social Security benefits! 

The other benefit would be that the Social Security and Medicare funds could FUND OR RETIRE THE ENTIRE US DEBT! 

Back to the Budget and the National Debt

OK, let’s remove Social Security and Medicare out of the President’s FY 2020 Budget and see where we are.  (We are using the President’s budget as it is the latest indicator we have for revenue and spending.  BUT, with a Democrat House, the spending numbers for social programs are going to be lobbied for increases.)

      • 2020 Expenditures-$4.746T
        • 2020 Social Security ($1.102T)
        • 2020 Medicare ($.679T)
      • Net 2020 Budget Expenditures ($2.965T)
      • 2020 Revenue-$3.645T
        • 2020 Social Security Revenue: ($.949T)
        • 2020 Medicare Revenue:  ($.289T)
      • Net 2020 Budget Revenue: ($2.407T)
      • 2020 Deficit Less SS and Medicare ($.558T)
      • 2020 Deficit With SS and Medicare ($1.101T) Note 4

Remember, both Social Security and Medicare are still projected to be solvent per current funding through 2030.  Social Security by law CANNOT add to the National Debt.

So, what is left in the budget?

  • Discretionary Spending
    • Defense Spending:  $726B
    • Non-Defense Spending:  $700B
  • Total Discretionary Spending:  $1.426T
  • Mandatory Programs (Less SS & Medicare)
    • Medicaid, ACA & other Subsidies:  $418B
    • Basic Health Exch. Subsidies:  $50B
    • Other Mandatory Programs:  $587B
    • Infrastructure Allowance:  $5B
    • Interest:  $479B
  • Total Mandatory (Less SS & Medicare): $1.539T
  • Total Spending:  $2.965T
  • Total Receipts (Less SS & Medicare):  ($2.407T)
  • Total Deficit:  ($558T)

Discretionary Spending:

It is easy to understand that the first bucket is Defense Spending.  President Trump’s budget calls for $726 Billion to be spent on the military FY 2020.  But what is the Non-Defense spending that is $700 Billion?   Well, this is the cost to run the government and includes treasury, education, VA, etc..  It is basically the entire non-military executive branch operating costs. 

The President’s budget includes cuts to every executive department while taking money out of the Corps of Engineers and the DHS for additional wall funding.  Congress fought President Trump in the last two fiscal years against his CUTTING the cost of government via cutting non-defense discretionary spending.  There are tons of fat in the executive bureaucracy, and even whole departments that could be eliminated, but until we get a fiscally conservative Congress the President will have to do the best he can.

Mandatory Spending Programs (Not Including Social Security & Medicare):

This grouping adds $1.539 Trillion in spending to the budget.  The description, “Mandatory” is a bit misleading as the definition is spending that Congress legislates outside of the annual appropriations process, usually less than once a year In short, these programs are mainly on auto-pilot with automatic increase triggers of 6-8% Per year!  So when you hear that the President is “cutting” some of this spending, he is actually asking for a REDUCTION IN THE PERCENT INCREASE IN SPENDING.  THE ACTUAL DOLLARS ARE INCREASED! 

Below is a chart of all Mandatory Spending including Social Security and Medicare to help you visualize what is included from 2015.  Most of the non revenue generating healthcare amount shown, $985.7 billion, is for Medicaid.  Food and agriculture is included in this protected group as this department administers Food Stamps (SNAP).  Also included is the cost for the VA, Federal Unemployment, transportation and federal employee benefits.

Deficit Reduction:

2% Plan:  So, how can we eliminate the $558 Billion dollar Discretionary & Mandatory Spending Deficits Spending and start paying down the deficit?  President has included in the 2020 budget is “two-penny” plan where all spending would be cut by 2% except for the military, Social Security and Medicare.  The goal is to eliminate deficit spending within 5-7 years through budget cuts and economic growth.  Once deficit spending turns positive, then the deficit will start to shrink.  

Welfare Reform:  All Welfare programs, Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP etc.,  need to be streamlined and simplified under a single agency to eliminate duplication and abuse.  Many estimates point to $200B in waste and fraud alone in these programs.

Stop Illegal Immigration:  Build the wall, eliminate chain immigration, Visa Lotteries, open amnesty laws, make E-Verify mandatory and with stiff penalties, deport Visa overstays, and make it illegal for illegal aliens to receive any welfare assistance.  By eliminating the costs of illegal immigration discussed at the top of this article, we can save an additional $200B and provide decent wage increases for entry-level positions and add to our GDP.

Eliminate Department Overlap:  Eliminate Wasteful or Duplicate Federal Department Functions:  The department of Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Interior, Agriculture and others can be streamlined and in some cases folded into another agency.  Most function as grant administrators rather than perform an actual function or add to the overall output of our economy.  Energy, Agriculture and Interior have a lot of synergy and could be combined;  Labor and Education are synergistic by their very nature.  

There are many more cost saving measures that can be undertaken but it will take a fiscally conservative Congress to work with the President to accomplish them.  The current crop of socialist that are overtaking the Democrat Party are not going to sit by and watch this happen quietly!

Add US Economy Investments to Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds:  

Open both funds so the administrators can start investing some of the revenue and surplus into market securities such as the S&P 500.  Gradually allow a percentage of market securities to be included to perhaps a cap of 50%.  This would allow for the 10 year treasury bonds to provide somewhat a buffer in the event of a prolonged market downturn.  But, even during the Depression, the 10 year bonds did not do any better than market securities.  

This move would allow Social Security and Medicare to become self-funding in perpetuity.  Medicare does need some streamlining and cost cutting but the current administration is already addressing much of this and their moves will lower healthcare costs overall to the US consumer.  Just think, instead of your “$100 investment” in 10 Year Treasuries being worth $7,308 over the past 90 years, you could have added $191,275 to your $100 investment! (50% investments in the S&P 500).  Politicians will screw this one up big time!

Conclusions:

The crisis at the border is not only a current immigration, asylum, humanitarian, health and crime issue, it is a long-term economic and social crisis.  The costs and the wage depression impacts are unsustainable to say the least.  The very core social fabric is at risk as well as our historical norms and mores.  Eventually the costs and wage depression associated with illegal immigration will swell to $500,000,000,000 if current levels of illegal entry are not checked substantially.

The national debt is real and it is important.  It is also too much for the current Congress to deal with.  Without a fiscally conservative, gutsy group of men and women in Congress they will keep kicking the ball down the field and ignoring the debt.  You should know that without doing much of anything, the annual federal spending will rise at 6-8% per year as the Congress has basically put the budget process on auto-pilot!  The President’s “2-Cent” plan does not have a chance in this 116th Congress as the House Democrats will block it and the Mitch McConnell wimpy RINOs don’t have the stomach for a fight that is truly for the soul of this country.

2020 is right around the corner.  All this can be solved by your vote for fiscally conservative politicians…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Note 1:  Federal Spending used much of the State and local spending for these programs originate with the Federal Government.

Note 2: The Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program or the Byrne Formula Grant Program is a federal grant provided to states from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) division. This grant aims to help law enforcement agencies enforce and strengthen local and state laws designed for serious offenders or violent criminals. 

Note 3: Link to Investment Table Comparisons:  http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/datafile/histretSP.html

Note 4:  Some SS and Medicare revenue and expenditures include non core outlays for disability and other welfare expenditures.

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https://cis.org/

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-outbreaks/more-than-2000-migrants-quarantined-in-u-s-detention-centers-due-to-disease-outbreaks-idUSKBN1QR0EW

http://fairus.org/issue/illegal-immigration/scaap-data-suggest-illegal-aliens-commit-crime-much-higher-rate-citizens

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Trump’s Border Wall Plan-How Vulnerable Is Our Southern Border Today? The Facts

See the source imageThere is so much Fake News today regarding the need for and the building of a wall along our Southern Border that it is difficult to know what is real and what is not.  Below I will summarize as much of the information I was able to confirm regarding Trump’s plan and the real status of our current Southern Border. 

The reader should understand that once an illegal alien sets one foot inside of the US, the Customs and Border Patrol officers have to take them into custody then release them into the US until the illegal alien’s court date.  Same for those seeking asylum.  This is the “catch and release” law which makes a wall the only method of stopping an illegal alien from being apprehended and released into the US.  Over 95% of those so processed never appear for their court date and remain in the US.  IF Congress does not like walls, then allow agents to immediately deport illegal aliens as soon as they are apprehended!

The Border Wall Plan

Current Wall Status 

I will be using data from 2017 to the present to illustrate the current condition and extent of the Southern Border Wall.  You will be shocked to read just how LITTLE has been done in spite of the supposed priority the wall has been to the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.  Same goes for the Congress who appropriated wall funding in 2006 and again in 2013.  This includes both Democrats and Republicans!

For purposes of this discussion, lets assume that the Southern Border with Mexico is 2,000 miles long, stretching from California to South Eastern Texas.  Of the 2,000 miles, approximately 350 miles are “protected” with natural barriers consisting of mountainous terrain or impassable waterways.  It is important to note that the more wall barriers that are put up, drug cartels and others will attempt to convert and use even those naturally impassable barriers in order to maintain their flow of illegal human trafficking and drug trafficking.  Currently:

  • Trump’s plan for new wall barriers will require approximately 325 miles of current “vehicle barriers” to be upgraded to “pedestrian barriers’; 1,325 miles of new “pedestrian barriers” will have to be built to completely seal off the border.  This factors in the areas where natural barriers will suffice.
  • Only 650 miles or 33% of the 2,000 miles is “fenced”.  If you factor in the impassable barriers, then 39% of the border is “fenced”. 
  • Only 325 or so miles or 16% of the “fence” is designed to stop vehicles, NOT PEOPLE!   If you factor in the impassable barriers, then 20% of the “fence” is designed to stop vehicle.
  • There are 1325 miles of the border than can be crossed by people today without much difficulty.
  • There are 1,000 miles of the border than can be crossed by vehicles today.

Trump is Not Trying to Build a Wall From Sea to Sea But Rather Secure the 1,325 Miles or so of Border That Are Currently Unprotected.

Below is a map of the current border barrier that have been constructed.  Much of the older barrier had to be upgraded by the Trump Administration as it had fallen into disrepair or converted to prevent vehicles and people from crossing.

The yellow line represents barriers to stop vehicle traffic and the red to stop people from crossing.  The green is “other” fence that you can interpret as not stopping much of anything!  In fact, much of the “other” fencing is owned by ranchers and others along the border.  (if you click on this link, you will be able to view this map in your web browser which is more readable  https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/us-mexico-interactive-border-map/)  You will note that the current barriers start in California at the edge of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego and then stops just past El Paso, Texas.  From El Paso, Texas, to the South Eastern border of Texas at the Gulf of Mexico, there are virtually no barriers!  

One of the early areas to be protected will be the McAllen, Texas, area.  Below is a map showing the current and proposed phases and barriers:

Much of the “vehicle” barriers are made up of Normandy Fencing or merely barbed wire.  Below is an example of the Normandy Fencing that has to impact on pedestrian crossings.

Normandy fence

Where there are “people” barriers, the point at which these barriers stop is oftentimes wide open for people to cross illegally into the US, including in vehicles!  Where they intersect with vehicle barriers as shown below, the vehicle barriers are week or easily destroyed.

In some areas where the barrier has been built in Texas by the Rio Grande river, the barrier is a mile or so North of the border on the US side.  This mandates that landowners must have access to both sides of the wall thus providing an entry point for illegal aliens, drug traffickers, and human traffickers. 

Some of these areas along the River are in flood plains and have been left open due to this status.  (There are international treaties with Mexico that mandate specific actions that can be taken along these areas)  Newer designs on the Wall incorporate a flood barrier levee with an integrated fence but these are yet to be built.

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So, the bottom line is that President Trump inherited a border barrier that was either:

  • Non-existent
  • Incapable of stopping foot traffic
  • Incapable of stopping vehicle traffic
  • in disrepair needing rebuilding

The President has spent 2017 and 2018 “mending fences” where possible and in 2019 is starting to actually build new wall in Texas along its South Eastern border with Mexico.   The current status of our Southern Border can only be described as OPEN to people and vehicular traffic.  

Trump’s Reliance on a Border Wall Plan

The recommendations by Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Patrol staff rely on the existence of a border barrier to supplement  agents patrolling the border and various forms of technology including cameras, sensors, drones etc. to assist those human assets.  If you placed one CBP agent every 100 years (length of a football field) you would need some 33,000 agents per shift to stand guard over the border!  The physical barrier and the integrated technology allow agents to respond to “hot spots” detected by technology and detained by the wall until agents can respond to the impacted area.  

Do Walls Work?

Yep.  In two sector of California, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, walls were constructed with an immediate decrease in illegal crossings.  I am using these two examples due to the lack of high-tech in the early 1990’s so the presence of a wall is solely responsible for the drop in illegal apprehensions.  There was little or no technical support for the wall other than lighting and some low-res cameras and unreliable ground sensors.   In the case of Imperial Beach, prior to the wall being built, there were over 200,000 border apprehensions that were reduced to an average of 14,000 after the barrier was built which represents a 93% reduction.  Remember, this is back in the early 1990’s when technology was unsophisticated.

The Chula Vista experience was similar to that of Imperial Beach.  Apprehensions went down from 160,000 to about 6,000 which is a 96.5% decline in apprehensions.  

Is There an Invasion at the Border?

Unfortunately, the CBP has to rely on the number of “apprehensions” versus the total number of illegal entries as a benchmark for determining and quantify the extent of the invasion.  There is no way to know how many illegal aliens actually get in without being apprehended. 

Also, due to idiotic laws passed by Congress, CBP is especially burdened with the rapid rise in illegal crossings by unaccompanied minors and families with children.  So, to quantify the resource and manpower drain associated with the increased apprehensions is difficult.  All we can use is raw apprehension numbers to quantify the extent of the invasion.

Using Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019, and data as of January-to-date (4 months) of each of those years:

  • Unaccompanied Minors Apprehensions: 
    • 2018=14,390; 2019=20,133; Increase 40%
    • Annualized 2019 Projected = 60,400
  • Family Unit Apprehensions:  
    • 2018=25,625; 2019=99,901; Increase 290%
    • Annualized 2019 Projected  = 299,700
  • Total Apprehensions:
    • 2019 Annualized:  732,000, 41% Increase/2018
    • 2018:  521,000, 21% Increase/2017
    • 2017:  415,500

If the CBP apprehends 732,000 illegal aliens in 2019, how many illegal aliens did they MISS!  I think 1,000,000 people entering a country illegally qualifies as an INVASION!  Let alone the massive amounts of drugs that follow along with the invasion!  Let alone the toll in human suffering caused by HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

If you think Trump is “Manufacturing” this Invasion Crisis, then you probably believe the new infanticide abortion bill in New York is a good idea!  The death from the illegal drugs and the epidemic of once cured diseases in the US being inflicted on US men, women and children goes hand in hand with the progressive-left death culture.  God Help us!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/usa-today-network-border-project-about-vr-podcasts-map/map

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a6028/us-southern-border-fence-tech-map/

https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/usa-today-network-border-project-about-vr-podcasts-map/map

https://theweek.com/articles/666089/truth-about-americas-border-mexico

http://www.usborderpatrol.com/borderissues_crs_092106.pdf

http://www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol1301.htm

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration/usbp-sw-border-apprehensions

file:///C:/Users/Richard/Documents/RDP%20Data/Blog/FY19-Budget-Fact-Sheet_Border-Security.pdf

Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate Shot and Killed Police Officer Corporal Singh!

Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman, California police force was shot and killed by all of the members of the 115th Congress from both sides of the aisle.  This Congress may have well tied him to a tree and shot him dead themselves!  Why?  They are gutless to protect the citizens of this country and build a damn wall to keep out illegal aliens.  Last year, over 7 million illegal aliens were denied gun ownership by the FBI via their background check process.  How many were able to illegally obtain firearms is unknown!  

The picture above was taken showing Officer Singh with his wife Anamika and 5 month old baby just hours prior to his shooting by an illegal alien following a traffic stop.  

The Newman police force is typical of a small San Joaquin Valley force and consisted only of 12 officers.  I grew up about 30 miles from Newman and was a Mayor overseeing a similarly sized force.  I know that this killing is personal to the community, the department, and will be seared into the hearts and minds of everyone in the surrounding area.

The Newman Police Chief, Randy Richardson’s emotional depiction of Officer Singh brings home the impact of this tragedy when he shared:

“This is not a big department. This is a department of 12. This is a man who I saw every day he worked.  This is a man who I relieved on Christmas day so he could go home and spend time with his family and his newborn child.  I think what’s being lost here is yes, he was a police officer, and that’s why all of you are packed in this room because he was tragically taken from us.  But what really needs to be known is that he was truly just a human being and an American patriot.  He came to this country (Legally from Fiji) with one purpose and that was to serve this country.  When I sat with him in the chief’s interview, he told me he came to America to become a police officer. That’s all he wanted to do. He truly loved what he did. You’ve never seen a man smile more than him.”

We all choked up as Chief Richardson continued:

“He was proud to wear the uniform, and he does want to be remembered as a police officer, but don’t forget the other things, the little things that are often times forgotten in these stories.  That his five-month-old, he will never hear talk. He will never see his son walk. He doesn’t get to hold that little boy, hug his wife, say goodnight, anymore. Because a coward took his life.”

I am not as gracious as Chief Richardson as I would add that his life was taken by a coward, but that coward was aided and abetted by the 115th US Congress as they failed to protect our borders and our citizens by allowing illegal aliens into this country and to cower in a Sanctuary State, California, who is equally as responsible for Office Singh’s untimely demise.  I’ll add the Left-Wing media to this indictment in their support for open borders in aiding and abetting the maintenance of lax immigration laws and practices. This Congress spends trillions of dollars each year to support the sovereignty of foreign nations while failing to:

  • Build a border wall on our southern border to prevent 99.999% of illegal aliens from crossing illegally into this country.  (2 Years after Israel built its southern wall, the illegal immigration went from 55,000 to 0 in two years!  Walls do work)
  • Stop “Catch and Release” which is de facto amnesty for illegal aliens living in sanctuary jurisdictions.
  • Stop illegal aliens from claiming amnesty and entering our country fraudulently and permanently and be supported by our tax paying citizens.
  • Stop chain migration which allows for exponentially increasing the number of migrants entering this country above and beyond our stated immigration goals.
  • Hold Sanctuary States and Cities responsible for any act of violence perpetrated by illegal aliens hiding in their jurisdiction and to withhold all federal funding from those entities until they comply with Federal DOJ, ICE and CBP detainer requirements.

Every Congress man and women should have to meet Officer Singh’s wife Anamika, and her son before voting to stop the building of a southern border wall and enacting common sense laws governing immigration, legal and illegal, into this country,  They should all look in the eyes of this young women and her son and explain to them why they failed to protect their husband and father and continue to pursue political self-interests over protecting our borders and its citizens.

Congress, you are pathetically worthless!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

FAKE NEWS-Family Separation Political Fallacy

Obama Policies Now Condemned by the Left as a Trump Failure!

24,000 Detained by Obama, 12,000 by Trump

Today, 85% of Separated Children are UNACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS!

Dention of immigrant children - 2014 and 2018

“Stupid is as Stupid Does”!

The Left creates a problem, then blames the Republicans, especially President Trump, for not fixing the problem!  Then, the Left’s media covers “Trump’s failures” wall-to-wall, and many Sheeples believe the rotten media without even educating themselves with the truth!  If you don’t like Fake News, stop watching the mainstream media, MSNBC and CNN, then do your own research! 

Ignorance is NOT BLISS, it is a road to the Death of Liberty!

The current child separation statutory and Flores ruling of the 9th Circuit court has its roots back to the Clinton administration.  The purpose by the left was to create a false emotional issue and visual of children being “ripped” from the arms of their parents.  Yes, the Left purposely created the child separation policy so they could whip up outrage against the policy and then allow families to come in to the country illegally without detention.  Feel smart now?  Open Borders is the Goal, the Children are merely pawns of the Left!

Why Now?

  • One, the mid-term elections are a mere 4 months away and the Left has no winning policies.
  • Two, the Justice Department IG report is damning to the Left, its hold over the DOJ and the FBI, and especially to HRC’s “exoneration” by Comey and his biased cronies.
  • The Trump economy is going gang busters and no matter how loony Nancy Pelosi gets with her “crumbs” and other insane rants the Left has no answer to the lowest unemployment for Blacks and Hispanics in history.  

The Left is looking down the barrel of another embarrassing election loss and this one during a mid-term election that should be easy for them!  The Left and its media lapdogs cannot win without a straw issue.  IF the American people educate themselves, the Left will lose this separation issue and the Left will be blamed as they should be!  Especially since the Left leader in the Senate said he will NOT support legislation to solve the child separation, or any other immigration legislation! 

This should be enough for any thinking person to see that the Left needs issues, not solutions!

Think about your own children.  Illegals entering this country by definition are not screened for communicable diseases.  Illegal children have not received the same vaccines that your children have but are in the same classrooms with your children!  Communicable diseases that were “conquered” by this country are now on the rise, including tuberculosis!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tip
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/06/20/trump-vs-obama-two-approaches-to-migrant-families-and-minors/

 

 

 

Democrats-A Party Without A Cause In 2018

Illegal Immigration Is the “Salvation” for Democrats in 2018/2020, Really!

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There is no doubt that the Democrat Party has locked itself in as an “Identity Party” by polarizing various target groups such as women, LGBT, Blacks, non-Christians, and Hispanics, and anyone else they can turn into victims.  In doing so, the only way to herd their flock into lockstep is to make sure that the economy is mediocre or bad so many of their flock are seemingly disenfranchised, that their flock groups feel threatened by the evil conservatives who are trying to return them to slavery, economic or social bondage.  The toughest task the Democrat herders face is to insure that one or more of their groups are not at odds with other group(s).  

During the Obama years of economic stagnation and the demise of opportunity and economic and social advancement, the Democrat groups pretty much towed the Democrat progressive line and kept their hands out for government subsidies to seemingly make up for their lack of opportunity caused by anyone else but themselves and their wonderful Democrat/Progressive masters. 

But!  Donald Trump stormed onto the scene with a message of economic hope, true socio-economic opportunity, and a clear emphasis on the middle class regardless of sex, sexual orientation, religion, or race.  He even challenged Black voters, “What the Hell do you have to lose?”  Trump cracked the once solid Democrat identity politics herd by introducing the chance for a better life regardless of which herd group you had been corralled into by the Democrats.  Further, Trump’s message of safety, strength, and pride lifted many out of despair that had heretofore not participated in the political process of voting.  Even the once solid Democrat stronghold of Union membership shifted from the Democrat herd to Trump with Trump garnering 42% of the union vote!

But, where does illegal immigration fit into this discussion and specifically to the 2018 mid-terms and the 2020 Presidential race?

The Coastal Democrat/Progressives have tripled down on illegal immigration and illegal immigrants living in the US in the past 18 months.  Sanctuary States and Cities have become the norm for the left and right coasts to the exclusion and detriment of the legal residents of those states.  Those same states have tripled down on socialist, high taxation, and welfare state, policies that have created a degree of homelessness never seen before and the death of their middle class that cannot survive the high taxation, low employment opportunity, and unrealistic housing costs.  They are substituting their once strong citizen middle class with illegal aliens.

California is leading the legal battles against the Trump Administration and are outright defying Federal Laws on immigration and immigration enforcement.  The California Governor and his administration have passed laws in direct conflict with US Immigration law and the US Constitution.  Recently, the Mayor of Oakland, a prior member of the Governor’s staff, warned illegal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be arresting illegal immigrants who had committed crimes and were subject to deportation.  This warning allowed over 800 ICE targeted illegal criminal aliens to avoid capture and deportation and to remain in the Bay Area to prey on local, legal and illegal members of the community.

So, by promoting Sanctuary States, Cities, and Counties, the Democrat Party has decided to place the fate of illegal aliens, including criminal illegal aliens, at the forefront of their party to the exclusion of their prior target groups such as women, LGBT, Blacks, non-Christians, legal Hispanics and victims in general.  47% of likely voters in these states oppose their State’s sanctuary designation!  The safety of all women, LGBT, Blacks, non-Christians, and legal Hispanics are put at risk by these policies.  The coastal State’s spending on supporting illegals is robbing their citizens of funds, while being the highest taxes States in the US, to improve their communities while creating a homelessness problem in once beautiful cities is a blight unlike the ghettos in third world countries.

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Impact On Other Democrat Party Identity Groups

Prioritizing and promoting an influx of illegal immigration into a job market drives down wages for legal residents, especially for Blacks and Hispanics.  This policy also increases the burden on local schools and drives down the quality of education and the safety for legal students.  Welfare services are likewise stretched and draw down on the State and local governments resources.  Coddling illegal criminal aliens and preventing them from being deported puts all of the State’s residents at risk and the Democrat target identity groups are not immune from these risks, in fact, the poorer Black and Hispanic families are often the target of these criminals.

Just to be clear on how great a risk criminal illegal aliens are, consider the following.  Illegal aliens, criminal and non-criminal, make up only 3.7% of the total US population But, they have been charged with and/or convicted of 13.6% of the total crimes committed in the entire US;  responsible for 12% of the murders, 20% of kidnappings, 16% of all drug dealing, and thousands who have been convicted of sex crimes and not yet deported.  

So, how are the Democrats going to use Illegal immigration as their flagship issue in 2018/2020 when this element of our population:

  • Drives down wages for Democrat leaning Blacks.
  • Drives down wages for Democrat leaning legal Hispanics.
  • Robs this nation and their constituents of a net $115 Billion dollars per year in government services provided to support the illegal alien community.
  • Detracts from equality issues for women,  Blacks, Hispanics, the LGBT community, Muslims and other Democrat victims.
  • Robs inner cities of valuable funding that is siphoned off to support illegal aliens rather than being allocated to community development and safety.
  •  Diverts law enforcement resources an decreases the safety of its female,  Blacks, Hispanics, the LGBT community, and Muslims. 

I posit that the Democrat strategy to promote the causes for illegal aliens is a big loser for the Democrat/Progressive chances in 2018/2020!

Republicans in 2018 can only defeat themselves which is not out of the realm of possibility.  If they would adhere to Trump and his agenda, they could pick up 8 more Senate seats and hold the House.  The Republican majority in the Senate needs to start acting like a party in power by confirming all of Trump’s appointees and paring down to a 51 vote majority rule to pass the House bills that are stuck in the do-nothing Senate!  They have Trump’s regulation and tax reform economy to fill their sails into a victorious Mid-Term!  By November, Trump’s tariff/renegotiated trade agreements will add even more jobs to the economy and entice even more investment in the US.  

If the House and the Senate Republicans do stick by Trump’s guns, they will benefit from a higher percentage of the Black, legal Hispanic, and women’s vote.  Why do I say this?  In 2016, Trump already had chipped away at these normally strong Democrat strongholds.  The following voting blocks are where Trump can help the Republicans who are up for re-election.

  • LGBTTrump took 14% of their vote in 2016.  Since then, with the mass shootings, many in the LGBT community have become gun owners and many have joined the NRA.  Safety is a key issue for this group along with jobs and equal opportunity protections.  Trump is proving to more of this community that he does not represent a threat to their way of life but has proven that he can be good for them by providing economic, political and personal security.
  • Blacks: Trump took 8% of the Black vote in 2016.  Since then, his economic policies have driven Black unemployment down to historic lows.  His outreach through HUD and HHS are improving inner city and rural Black community’s quality of life.  He is restoring life to failed cities like Detroit by bringing back entire industries.  Once he gets Congress to act on a comprehensive Education program via Betsy DeVos, Blacks will finally realize their dream for their children through school choice.  Republicans can campaign on these Black community achievements and garner more of this demographics vote than they could imagine.  In 2020. Trump could get close to 20% of the Black vote for his 2nd term re-election!
  • Legal Hispanics:   Trump took almost 30% of the Hispanic vote in 2016.  Trump’s 4 pillar immigration/DACA proposal and his pushing for a DACA solution has won over many of the legal Hispanic voters.   Trump’s economic message and actions have soared employment levels for Hispanics and his SBA programs have swelled the ranks of new Hispanic small businesses.  Trump’s Christian message also resonates with many in the Hispanic community. Republicans need to campaign on Trump’s successes for the Hispanic community and stay behind Trump until the mid-term elections.  If the Republicans in Congress appear to be fighting Trump on immigration reform and border security or his economic programs, they could risk not getting a high percentage of the Hispanic vote.  I predict that in 2020 Trump will 40-45% of the Hispanic vote.
  • Women:   Trump took 41% of the total female vote, 47% of the married women, and 33% of the non-married women in 2016.  Democrats bet their 2018 chances on the #MeToo movement that is turning out to be a nightmare for themselves and their Hollywood and main stream media lackeys!  They will keep dredging up stories about Trump but the economy will trump #MeToo as it applies to Trump in 2020.  Economic and physical security mean a great deal to women voters.  If Trump can fend off North Korea, Iran, Syria and Russia and stalemate any threat from them, this will add to his side of the ledger.  The Democrats have no real economic, physical security or foreign policy message at all.  Obama/Clinton foreign policy is proving to be even more feckless every day.  Republican campaigners need to stay on the Trump message of strength, economic security, physical safety, and foreign policy security and they will garner a majority of the female vote.  Wouldn’t wait for Jennifer Lawrence nor Ashley Judd but I would question myself if they voted for me!

The Democrats have not learned that you cannot create pockets of identity voters and expect them to vote against their own interests, economic, safety, and quality of life.  You can’t prop non-citizens against citizens and expect your pockets of identity voters to stick with you!  Carvell reminded us that it is the Economy Stupid.  He could have said It Is My Self Interest Stupid!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/09/democrats-abolish-ice/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/16/crime-wave-elusive-data-shows-frightening-toll-illegal-immigrant-criminals.html

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/behind-trumps-victory-divisions-by-race-gender-education/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016

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

 

 

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