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Thomas Massie points out the ugly truth about the national emergency declaration

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Thomas Massie points out the ugly truth about the national emergency declaration

Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) voted to oppose President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure funding for the border wall. It’s not that he’s against the wall. It’s that he’s against this clear abuse of power, the same type of abuse President Obama used in his handling of the illegal immigration problem.

Consistency is a rare thing in Washington DC. Tribalism has made many politicians and the activists who support them quite hypocritical when it comes to Presidential powers. When “their” guy is in office, parties generally ignore abuse of power. When “the other guy” is in power, the parties suddenly get offended by their actions.

Massie and a handful of other Republicans on Capitol Hill have taken a stand against these abuses even though it puts them at great risk. Anyone Republican who opposes the President is in jeopardy of losing their political careers, as former Senators Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and others have learned all too well. The national emergency is no exception, which is why it takes courage for Massie to Tweet this truth:

Is there an emergency at the border? That all depends on what you consider an emergency. It’s definitely a crisis, which is why Congress should have passed a budget that included money for the wall. However, the way the GOP and the President handled the wall prior to the 2018 midterm elections points to the idea that it wasn’t an emergency until the Democrats took power. Had it been an emergency before (and I believe it was), they would have either funded the wall any of the previous eleven spending bills or the President would have declared a national emergency before.

Nothing has changed at the border. It’s been bad for years and the situation is no worse today than it was this time last year. One might be able to argue the migrant caravans that conveniently popped up before the midterm elections are what prompted the new push for the wall, but here’s the thing. The American people had embraced the idea of a wall back in 2016. That’s why Trump won the election. If they didn’t believe we needed a wall, Republicans wouldn’t have nominated him and voters wouldn’t have elected him.

Why did he wait? Why did he sign spending bill after spending bill with nothing more than rhetoric to indicate he had any interest in actually building the wall that he promised?

Just as politicians like Massey take a risk by opposing the national emergency, conservative news outlets like NOQ Report take a risk by highlighting the opposition. This is why it’s so important those who are willing to see the truth and who hope others will see it as well must help by supporting us. As a news outlet that is crowdfunded, we need every bit of help we can get.

This nation desperately needs a wall. Our sovereignty is at stake. But let’s not skim past the clear evidence that the time to get tough on the wall was in 2017 or, at the very latest, 2018. Politics and politics alone kept the GOP and the President from doing what was necessary in the first two years of his presidency. They could have funded the wall. If they simply couldn’t get the votes, that would have been the time, early in the administration, to declare a national emergency. Waiting two years and passing eleven spending bills before giving the wall serious consideration was a mistake that betrayed the mandate conservative gave the President by voting him into office in the first place.

If the wall was such a low priority when Republicans passed 11 spending bills, how did it escalate to the status of national emergency after Democrats took the House? Thomas Massie is correct in assessing the GOP’s failure to act when they should have.

 


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Cuban illegal immigrant apprehensions increase 1600% in Del Rio Sector alone

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Cuban illegal immigrant apprehensions increase 1600 in Del Rio Sector alone

Central American migrants may get the bulk of the attention from Border Patrol since they account for the largest groups crossing our southern border illegally, but Cubans have been making their way into Mexico and on to the United States at a higher rate than ever, up 1600% in the Del Rio Sector alone.

“This recent trend in the Del Rio Sector area of responsibility of Cuban Nationals crossing the border illegally between the POEs highlights the complexity of the immigration problem and the need for an immediate solution,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Davis.

Del Rio Sector has seen increases in illegal immigrant apprehensions from 30 countries other than Mexico, accounting for 23,000 apprehensions, a 450% increase year-over-year.

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Our sovereignty has become the joke of the world. We are no longer a nation that is willing to defend our own borders or protect our citizens. This was the case in Europe recently and it has harmed many of the nations of the European Union to the point that some of them are finally starting to say “no more.” Are we going to wait until more tragedies strike (there have been more tragedies than we can document here) before we start taking this crisis seriously?

My best friend is a legal Cuban immigrant. She has been a wonderful and loyal friend as well as a patriotic American. She is even more opposed to illegal immigration than I am because she’s seen how it has taken away many of her own opportunities and cast a stigma on her that is not indicative of her own lawful behavior. She, like so many millions of American immigrants, want the illegal aliens to stop breaking the law as their first action in America.

This needs to come to a quick and decisive end. We will no longer be a nation if we continue allowing anyone and everyone to enter the country and roam free.

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“Migrants seeking entry into the United States need to present themselves at a Port of Entry to be lawfully admitted.” – Randy Davis

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The word is out, and not just in Central America. Our southern borders are barely protected and our laws are conducive to illegal immigrants who want to claim asylum. This is becoming an existential threat to American citizens.

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Sanctuary policies fail 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz again as her suspected MS-13 murderers released a second time

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Three juvenile MS-13 gang members charged for brutal murder of 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz

The story of Ariana Funes-Diaz’s death is saddening because it was completely preventable. Our initial report failed to determine her alleged murderers had already been detained and released a year before she was killed.

MS-13 gang members Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce and Joel Ernesto Escobar were in the custody of Prince George County in Maryland with ICE detainer orders on them, but the sanctuary rules in the jurisdiction allowed their release. They allegedly claimed another victim less than a year later, had another detainer put on them following their arrest, and have again been released so they could avoid deportation.

Let that sink in. Murder suspects have been released by law enforcement because of sanctuary rules in place. There is absolutely no way for Democrats to spin this, but in their minds they’re doing the right thing because the rights of gang member illegal immigrants are higher than the rights of American citizens.

ICE has rightly condemned the rules that allowed this and the law enforcement agencies that are failing to protect Americans.

ICE seeks custody of teen murder suspects for a second time

Following the recent arrest of two unlawfully present teens suspected in the violent murder of a young girl in Maryland, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in Baltimore are again seeking to take custody of the illegal aliens through the ICE detainer process following the Prince George’s County Detention Center’s (PGCDC) failure to cooperate.

Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce and Joel Ernesto Escobar, both Salvadoran nationals, were previously arrested on May 11, 2018 when they were arrested by Prince George’s County Police Department (PGCPD) for attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, participation in gang activity, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted robbery, and other related charges. ICE officers lodged a detainer with PGCDC, however both were released on an unknown date and time without notification to ICE.

Sanctuary rules give the freedom of criminal illegal aliens higher priority than the safety of American citizens. Ariana Funes-Diaz would be alive today if her MS-13 gang member murderers weren’t protected by Democrats. It’s infuriating.

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Why Democrats will drag out impeachment for as long as they possibly can

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Why Democrats will drag out impeachment for as long as they possibly can

Democrats have been playing a dangerous game of politicizing their efforts towards and against impeachment ever since they won control of the House of Representatives with the 2018 midterm elections. They have all the information they need in order to make a definitive decision about whether to impeach President Trump, but they continue to delay. Their reason is very plain: They want the news cycle to stay focused on their efforts until something else other than illegal immigration can come along and save them.

We’ve actually talked about this once or twice before, but it bears repeating and reframing as more the process evolves.

The crisis at our southern border has been untenable for several months as reports of increases in migrants and decreases in options make it crystal clear the policies of the Democrats and the failure of the Republicans to change them have encouraged the breach of our borders. The blame may fall on both sides’ failures over time, but the current stance of the GOP and the constant proclamations of the President put the full brunt of the responsibility on the left’s open borders policies.

Whether Americans support impeachment or not is actually irrelevant to the Democrats. They want things to stay in the middle on the issue, ebbing and flowing between support and opposition. The longer they can keep the media focused on their latest set of subpoenas or new voices calling for impeachment, the easier it is for them to ignore the border crisis. It’s their crisis. They own it. But they don’t want to pay politically in either direction for it.

They can’t do anything about it because doing so would be to admit the President was right. They can’t ignore it indefinitely because eventually it will be so big that mainstream media will be forced to move impeachment talks to page two while they focus on the crisis. Between the two options, Democrats are hoping to avoid the second by ignoring the first. They believe if they can keep media looking at the Mueller report and screaming about obstruction, something will eventually happen that’s even bigger than the border crisis. War with Iran? Economic collapse? Big mass shooting? Another abortion bill? Whatever it is, they’re using impeachment talk to fill in the gaps.

Democrats have to keep talking about impeachment and doing impeachment-related activities without actually impeaching. Once they pull the trigger, it’ll be over soon enough and Americans will look at other news like the border crisis.

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