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The United States of Amalek: And open borders for all

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The United States of Amalek And open borders for all

There were boos in the chamber during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, when President Trump announced his intent to target the practice of “chain migration.”

The same speech to which members of Congress, elected (presumably) by citizens, brought as invited guests, illegal immigrants.

Members of Congress, elected by Americans, but now pushing policies to help foreigners take away jobs from Americans, collect benefits paid for by Americans, and in short, to impoverish Americans.

This intellectual treason reflects the dominant view in elite opinion circles in the international institutions which dominate American academia, the news media AND Big Business, that illegal immigrants are a preferred class within this country, one enjoying a moral superiority, while American citizens (and skilled immigrants sponsored for visas, whose entry depends on merit) are treated as second-class. And since they are not accorded the same moral superiority, or even a moral equivalency, Americans and legal visa holders must accept the only remaining possible answer: that they are morally inferior!

The feeling that “Americans feel like foreigners in their own country” should not be dismissed as the quasi-racist discomfort at being around people “who don’t look like us” or speak a second language. It is the result of actual, tangible government action. Note that residents of many states may be required to show their passports to board domestic flights as soon as later in 2018, if their states do not make federally-mandated improvements (under the ostensibly anti-terrorism REAL ID Act) to their driver’s license and other official identification cards.

Now compare that to the strategies employed by many illegals for decades, who have boarded international flights to the United States with valid passports, which they then shred and discard while in the air. That way, they can arrive on American soil “without papers for inspection,” avoid being placed immediately on the return trip to the airport of origin because — you guessed it — they don’t have papers, and then avail themselves of our airport border patrol’s policy of “catch and release” into the general population.

Just ask yourself when you, an American citizen, ever got any attention from your elected representatives.

The idea that America must prove its greatness by unconditionally accepting unrestricted, no-questions-asked immigration, with soft bigotry (read: discrimination) towards arrivals from countries with cultures more similar to ours, and towards anyone with tangible skills, is an idea borne either of extreme naivete (in which case the moral argument must be made that resistance is required as our duty as citizens) or treasonous sentiments akin to seeking to overthrow the nation’s government.

The emotional arguments in favor of America Without Borders (and soon, Without Standards) boil down to one basic tenet: That America is inherently, morally inferior to the point of being irredeemable, a state from which one may never fully recover. Judaism has a word for this concept: Amalek.
This consignment is appalling and should be infuriating. It should be rejected without hesitation or apology, and banished to the fringes of political and intellectual discussion. Instead, America and the West have greeted it with weakness and a cowardice in allowing a self-described elite to fund and extend ill-gotten and entirely undeserved privileges to a few, for which the consequences are to be borne by the many.

In so doing, the West has shown its collective, cultural insecurity, its lack of confidence in its own righteousness. Those emotions have become ripe for exploitation.

The necessary response is resistance. The necessary imperative is the negative imperative: No!

The necessary argument is simple. Our country. Our culture. Our borders. Our rules. (The corollary is, if you don’t like it, then outvote us — but then you have to win those pesky things called free elections.)

Outside of the European Union and North America, this is how the rest of the world operates. There are countries where overstaying a five-day tourist visa risks prison, and we’re talking foreign prison. That isn’t any Club Fed.

If Americans aren’t strong enough to defend yourself and argue, this is ours, we’ve earned it, we’re not giving it up, then we are going to lose our country, our way of life and our liberty.

Conservative corporate lawyer, commentator, blockchain technology patent holder and entrepreneur. Headquartered in a red light district in the middle of a deep blue People's Republic.

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Family separation is necessary when navigating a broken system

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There is no understating that the immigration crisis is truly a crisis. There is an overload of illegal immigrants in the system and the relevant agencies aren’t able to expedite the deportation process. The media has resurrected the issues of family separation in an effort to maintain their propaganda onslaught. The Trump administration responded tactfully with an executive order undermining their efforts to oppose him. Since then a quieter policy has emerged. Illegals are given the option to withdraw their asylum claim and agree to self deportation. In return, they would be united with their children. It’s a hardball policy.

Playing Hardball

However, playing hardball is the most cost effective and speediest way to alleviate America’s migrant crisis. In the criminal justice system, all sorts of agreements are made to alleviate the overload the courts often face. There are plea bargains, PBJs, and stet dockets. Immigration needs to apply similar measures to take control of the migrant crisis or else let the crisis control us. The “zero tolerance” policy provided a leverage for the US Government. After all, one would assume that parents would be as enthusiastic as the media in ending family separation.

Evidently not. The Department of Homeland Security noted that parents have elected to be deported without their children. Abandoning children in a foreign land is a pseudo-sacrificial way for a parent to care about their child. Sure being an orphaned illegal immigrant carries the chance of a better life, but in actuality it is the abdication of parental responsibilities to the state, a foreign state at that. What caring parent would do such a thing? Time found itself printing fake news over its cover featuring Trump and an illegal immigrant child. Turns out, the mother had a track record of not being a good mother. I raise the claim that parents bringing their children, or worse, shipping their children, across the border are not good parents.

This reveals a few flaws in the voluntary deportation for unification strategy. The first flaw being the logistical impracticality. Business Insider tells the story in which an illegal is trying to rescind his agreement. He and his daughter were/are detained at separate locations in separate states. It’s not the easiest plan to ship children to their parents prior to deporting them both. As it would seem, America doesn’t have a hub-and-spoke method for deporting illegal immigrants.

The second flawed outcome is the orphaned children, as noted by the DHS. This creates a whole new issue. The US government would be in custody of another country’s children. This is not ideal, inexpensive, or easy to resolve.

Real Solutions

The Trump administration is doing the best it can do under current immigration law. Family separation remains the best way for the US Government to navigate a deeply flawed system. While people protest under the emotional premises established by the media, they offer no real solutions aside from granting asylum seekers amnesty. Rewarding them for lying and illegally crossing into our land will only exacerbate the migrant crisis. Real solutions must be offered. Currently Ted Cruz is leading the pack on real solutions.

Key points of the Protect Kids and Parents Act:
  • Double the number of federal immigration judges, from roughly 375 to 750.
  • Authorize new temporary shelters, with accommodations to keep families together.
  • Mandate that illegal immigrant families must be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children.
  • Provide for expedited processing and review of asylum cases, so that—within 14 days—those who meet the legal standards will be granted asylum, and those who do not will be immediately returned to their home countries.

Ted Cruz’s bill would equip the government to better handle the crisis, but it will by no means put an end to it. But it is a moderate first step.

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Trump’s family separation EO makes GOP immigration betrayal probable

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Obviously, the most adamant voices of those who disagreed with me came from the Always Trump camp. “Look!” they said, “Trump’s only enforcing the law. He has no choice”—a claim Trump himself made early during the so-called crisis. Yet, after his wife and a host of Republicans worried about their re-elections came out against his “zero tolerance” policy, Trump reversed his policy, played the Obama card, and issued a questionably legal executive order ending family separations.

Surprisingly Unsurprisingly, so-called Trump conservatives defended the zero-tolerance policy, blaming Congress for inaction with this issue while giving Trump a pass, despite Republicans having complete control in Washington for the past year and a half.

In a display of political irony, defenders of Trump and the GOP prove my point. Since the GOP has had the opportunity to fix this and haven’t, they are either inept or they don’t want it fixed—probably both.

Trump’s immigration executive order was Obama-esque for another reason. It restored Obama’s “catch-and-release” approach to immigration where illegals with children aren’t prosecuted and under the law are released after twenty days.

How does this lead to saving DACA and creating a pathway to citizenship? Well, using the Rahm Emmanuel playbook, where you never let a crisis go to waste, House Republicans are using the current border crisis as evidence that DACA and other immigration issues must be fixed.

In a classic election-season show vote yesterday, the House voted against a “conservative” immigration measure commonly known as the Goodlatte bill. While woefully inadequate, the Goodlatte measure carried a conservative label, so House GOP leaders made little effort to pass it.

With Goodlatte out of the way, the bill Trump and the GOP really want passed is on the clock. Scheduled to take place sometime next week, a compromise bill supported by moderates that addresses family separations, “fixes” DACA, and—despite GOP claims to the contrary—creates a pathway to citizenship will be voted on. While its chance of passing is unknown, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers—who faces the threat of losing her re-election—thinks this Trump-supported measure is the one most likely to become law.

Trump and the GOP want everything the Democrats want when it comes to illegal immigration. They just have to tell more lies to get it.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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Family separation battle will save DACA and lead to citizenship for illegals

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The latest outrage du jour by the Washington Establishment comes from the news that children are being temporarily separated from their parents as they try to enter the country illegally.

In her latest presentation of the gospel according to Nancy Pelosi, the part-time Catholic and full-time idiot, blasted “all people of faith in our country” for depriving DREAMers of the “respect they deserve” and for “taking babies away from mothers and fathers.” Meanwhile, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers (R-OH) issued his call for an end to family separations at the border.

In the Senate, GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) called for an end to the “zero tolerance” immigration policies. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats rushed to the border to grab a handful of election-year photo ops to document what former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro called “state-sponsored child abuse.”

Melania Trump, in addition to four former first ladies, shared how they “hated” to see families separated and called on America to “govern with heart.”

The outrage over family separation is coming from both sides, but it’s fake. These reactions are nothing more than election-year grandstanding by politicians in both parties who have no interest at all at fixing the immigration problem.

As I wrote last week, the GOP-controlled House is already working on an immigration bill that makes DACA permanent and provides a pathway to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million DREAMers. House Speaker Paul Ryan made sure to point out that this legislation also includes a provision ending family separation.

Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he will introduce a bill that ends family separations at the border, which in an amazing bit of coincidence comes at a time when his Democrat opponent for the US Senate, Beto O’Rourke, also called for the separation policy to end. Cruz’s proposal enjoys the unanimous support of Senate Democrats.

For the record, this “for the children” approach to illegal immigration is how we ended up with DACA in the first place. Also note, as this article shows, that Trump is lying when he blames Democrats for the family separation fiasco.

The family separation issue is being used as a primer for the eventual surrender on immigration. And for those who believe that Trump won’t support this surrender, consider this: he allowed Melania to openly oppose his immigration policy, and he recently announced that he’s open to anything that Congress puts on his desk, even if it means doing the opposite of what he promised to get elected.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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