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Is amnesty for Dreamers worth it to secure the borders?

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Is amnesty for Dreamers worth it to secure the borders

Conservatives and border security hawks have a huge list of things to like in the White House’s list of “Immigration Principles and Policies” released Sunday night. It proposes taking steps the nation has never taken before to secure our porous borders and make life for illegal immigrants very difficult. Is it enough to change hearts and minds who do not want to give amnesty, a path to citizenship, or any other breaks to beneficiaries of DACA?

This would be a tremendous win for border security, the first of three components of the outline. It includes full funding for the border wall, increases border security, gives border law enforcement agents greater leeway, expedites immigration-related cases by adding 370 judges and 1000 ICE attorneys, and makes it tougher for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) to stay if they make it across. It even addresses the northern border which some experts consider to be more dangerous as a way for terrorists to enter the country undetected.

Internally, there are many benefits such as hamstringing sanctuary cities and making visa overstays a misdemeanor (shocking this isn’t the case already), but the item most heralded by organizations such as NumbersUSA is a requirement for businesses to use E-Verify. This last item would discourage illegal immigrants while protecting American jobs.

They didn’t forget the legal immigration system which is, in many ways, as big of a mess as our illegal immigration problem. The big news there would be replacing the current random green card lottery with a merit-based system.

Before anyone gets too excited, these are recommendations for Congress. The final bill will likely be toned down from this initial run of proposals. As President Trump is wont to do based upon his career in business, he is starting with the stars and try to negotiate down to somewhere between the moon and the mountaintops, but it’s still encouraging to see so many needed actions being proposed at once.

That’s the good news. Here’s the crux of the matter: will the final result be worth giving full protections to 800,000+ Dreamers? Considering that 58% of Americans support allowing Dreamers to stay, the bargaining power for the White House is diminished. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have already indicated their extreme displeasure with the proposal. They claim they won’t even come to the table because they were expecting minor improvements to border security, not the major overhaul the White House has proposed. This could spell doom for a bill in the Senate if the Democrats are unified in opposition.

Whatever maneuvers the President has planned, they’re sure to include dropping or loosening some of the proposed actions as part of negotiations. That means the real question isn’t whether or not those opposed to Dreamer protections would trade them for these security measures. Rather, would they allow Dreamers to stay based upon the actions in the actual legislation?

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Trump links border wall, green-card overhaul to DACA – Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/8/trump-links-border-wall-green-card-overhaul-to-dac/Many were policies Democrats have said explicitly are off the table and threaten to derail ongoing negotiations over legislation protecting young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” They had been given a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which Trump ended last month.

WH Immigration Principles Call for Ending Chain Migration & Mandatory E-Verify | NumbersUSA

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/wh-immigration-principles-call-ending-chain-migration-mandatory-e-verifyBased on our earlier internal surveys, the Trump Administration’s release of immigration policy priorities is certain to reassure and even thrill most of the 8 million members of the NumbersUSA online network who expect that policy to put American workers and communities first. That was the promise that Pres. Trump made in his campaign, and it is exciting to see the promise re-stated in so much detail.

Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi won’t talk immigration with Trump: Proposal ‘goes so far beyond what is reasonable’

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chuck-schumer-nancy-pelosi-wont-talk-immigration-with-trump-proposal-goes-so-far-beyond-what-is-reasonable/article/2636898“We told the president at our meeting that we were open to reasonable border security measures alongside the DREAM Act, but this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable. This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise,” the statement added.

White House Rolls Out Immigration Bill Demands but Top Democrats Object

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/white-house-rolls-out-immigration-bill-demands-top-dems-objectThe proposals are, in large part, based on recommendations from the Justice, Homeland Security, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments, as well as immigration and border security agents who are on the “front lines” every day, officials said.

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The Progressives and the Race Card

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The “race card” has been the left’s longtime weapon against conservatives. It must stop now, or America will be lost forever. Just as with other fallen nations and empires of ancient past.

For many years the left has accused the Republican party, conservatives and moreover, Bible-believing Christians of being racist and wanting to keep America purely Anglo white. Just recently Univision’s equivalent to Walter Cronkite, Jorge Ramos; just made a reviling statement during his appearance on CNN only proving the conservative right about the news media bias in favor of the Democratic Party and their agenda of supporting chain migration.

“They are not proposing immigration reform, they are proposing immigration revenge,” Ramos said. “Because they not only want to help the DACA students but also they want to have a wall, they want more border security, they want to end the so-called chain migration which is family reunification and then the visa lottery.”

However, as the truth gets out about the real history of the American progressives especially those involved in the Democrat party, the true racists proved to be the Democrats themselves. Before Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party which won Dinesh D’Souza four Golden Razzies (which he accepted with honors), the respected Steven Spielberg stayed true to history and showed the open display of racism and the advocacy of slavery that the Democrat party was supporting back in the days of Abraham Lincoln in his namesake 2012 film that Spielberg produced and directed.

In spite of these two films, the race card has been the best weapon that the Democrat progressive leftist to use against people who want to see a cap put on this chain immigration crisis in America. Those who want that cap are so afraid to be seen as bigots and people that hate blacks, Asians, Latinos, etc, etc. If we are going to preserve America and its founding principles we can no longer play defense on this issue. We must play offense, and the above movies I mentioned are a good start to use against the Democrat pravda machine.

I am convinced more than ever that the white progressives are not suffering from “white liberal guilt” nor do they really want to pay penance for own past sins nor the sins of what their movement and political party (the Democrats) has done in the past.

No, they show their true colors when they accuse us of doing what they have done and/or what the Democrats and other progressives of the past have done. History has shown to all of us that they are the racists, xenophobes or what other names they can throw at us hoping that it sticks. The biggest of this bunch at least in the 20th century are Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Wilson abandoned Biblical truth in favor of Darwinism and ushered that into Princeton University when he became president of that respected educational institution. LBJ was always a racist but like smoking the honeybees he knew to give the African-Americans enough money from the taxpayers to keep them quiet and have them vote Democrat for the next 200 years or so when he lost the civil rights fight in the 1960’s. Both were big-time racists and hated the negro citizen with a passion. Lest we forget that Wilson screened the pro-Ku Klux Klan movie “The Birth of a Nation” at the White House when he was POTUS.

As Christians we need to continue to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the one and true single race…that being the “Human Race.”

God wants all humans to be saved by his son Jesus regardless of skin color or heritage (Mark 16:15). Yeshua did not just die for the Jews (his own people) and the white gentiles. He died for the black, the yellow, the red, the brown etc. etc. The Gospel is the one and only true melting pot while America’s version is a secondary one but based on the principles of the first one. The progressive’s gospel of diversity celebration and co-existence only creates a ‘salad bowl’ which only leads to more division among the citizenry and power-hungry tyrants ready to take control. That control is why they are currying favor among the minorities, and that will not end well for them or any of us who is not a politician or bureaucrat.


This piece was originally published in The Christian Post

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Prison Work Camp USA?: Sen. Menendez Now Calls Illegals “Undocumented Americans”

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The latest assault on the concept of American citizenship: calling illegal immigrants “undocumented Americans.”

That’s the fresh term used Wednesday by incumbent Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey on the floor of the United States Senate in a debate about the status of the so-called “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants brought over as minors.

Menendez faces reelection this fall in a strong (Hillary beat Trump by 13 points) Democratic state: New Jersey. But he recently went through criminal trial on federal corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, and the Justice Department recently decided not to retry him.

Takeaway

The emotional plea of the purportedly-victimized Dreamers obscures many highly-alarming truths.

First, as to their claim to be victims: The Dreamers are victims.

They are victims of their own lawbreaking parents.

And when you hear the taunts of “family values” from Democrats-cum-Marxists, ask what type of family values are in evidence from illegals being deported, who would leave their children behind?

Second, calling any illegal an American is to degrade the term, degrade the concept of citizenship and degrade existing Americans. Why stop at the border? Why not argue that everyone on the planet is an American — and by extension, that Americans’ “exceptionalism” compels us to be “our brothers’ keeper” with all seven billion people on the planet?

Who gets to set American immigration policy? Is it Americans? Or the rest of the world?

And let’s ask the common sense but hardly ever articulated questions that need to be asked.

If Americans must admit the entire world, no questions asked, but cannot enjoy the reciprocal “right to flee” to a distant land where individual rights and liberties will still be respected, then hasn’t America become just one large prison camp, existing for Americans to work, increasingly to suffer the burden of supporting the rest of the planet who travel here at their leisure and whim and leave their refuse here when they leave?

At that point, are we really all that different from the notorious prison camps in North Korea?

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Tom Cotton lacks political will to oppose Trump’s amnesty and citizenship for illegals

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Before he was elected US Senator of Arkansas, Tom Cotton served one term (2012-2014) in the US House representing the 4th congressional district of The Natural State. As a rising star in the GOP and a military veteran who served in Afghanistan, Cotton became only the second Republican since Reconstruction to represent the 4th district, thanks to the support of both the TEA Party and the GOP establishment—support that he continued to receive in his 2014 campaign for the US Senate.

One of the reasons Cotton received conservative support—I supported him—was due to his positions on a host of issued important to conservatives. One such issue, which is the topic of the week in Washington, was immigration, specifically, what America should do with illegal aliens already in the country.

“We cannot afford to grant illegal aliens amnesty or a so-called ‘earned pathway to citizenship.’ Amnesty would cost billions of dollars that our government cannot afford.

“Also, amnesty would attract millions of new illegal aliens just as the 1986 amnesty did, by advertising to the world that America lacks the political will to enforce its borders.”

SOURCE: 2012 House campaign website, CottonforCongress. com, “Issues,” November 6, 2012

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, 2012 was an election year and in a non-election year, Cotton’s loyalties are the same as every other Republicrat and Trumplican in Washington to the party establishment.

In an interview yesterday with Trump’s morning intel team—a.k.a. FOX and Friends—Cotton issued a strong endorsement of Trump’s plan to grant amnesty and citizenship to 1.8 illegals. Calling it a “popular proposal” supported by “2/3 of the American people,” Cotton admitted that the plan would cause an increase in illegal immigration, a consequence he once believed was reason enough not to support such a plan.

In what has become an increasingly common theme within the GOP, Tom Cotton is another example of how Republicans make whatever conservative-sounding promise they need to make in election years in the interest of political self-preservation but then toss those promises aside when the party machine comes calling.

Using his own words, Tom Cotton’s support of Trump’s DACA displays a “lack of political will” to do what’s right for America—a disappointing reality coming from a war hero.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is nationally syndicated with Salem Radio Network and can be heard on stations across America.

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