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Democrats must answer for the ‘marketplace of children’ on the southern border

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Democrats must answer for the marketplace of children on the southern border

They’ve gone from denial to silence. As evidence continues to mount that migrants are buying and selling kids near the southern border in a “marketplace of children,” Democrats have offered no solutions to the loophole in asylum laws used by many illegal immigrants. But they’ve done worse than not offered solutions. They’ve essentially supported the practice by keeping the loophole open even after knowing the practice is rampant.

Even left-leaning media can no longer ignore the issue. According to the Seattle Times:

Migrants in Tijuana shelters said they are alarmed after reports of single mothers being approached by groups of men who have offered to buy children to improve their chances of safely crossing into the United States.

A decades-old legal document, known as the Flores agreement, says migrant children should only be held briefly in U.S. border custody, which often means they are released, along with the parent or guardian with whom they crossed while they wait for their asylum cases to make their way through clogged immigration courts.

As politicians likes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley push for open borders policies by complaining about migrant detention facility conditions yet voting against any funds being used to help the migrants, Republicans and conservative journalists have called them out for their lies. But this isn’t enough. They won’t walk back their lies, so it’s time to demand answers for the obvious problems with asylum laws, namely the Flores agreement.

Birthed with positive intentions but failing to address the humanitarian crisis of today that has arisen as a result, the Flores agreement is the loophole Democrats refuse to address. It gives too much power to illegal immigrants who use children specifically to gain entry and release into the United States. Whether it’s their own children or children they have purchased from other migrants, this practice is about as anti-American as anything allowed today.

Yet, it’s still allowed. Border patrol can only do so much to try to stop this trend from increasing. They’re using DNA testing, questioning children when possible, and trying to locate actual relatives when purchased children are discovered, but they’re overburdened by sheer numbers.

There are two ways to fix this.

Option 1: Replace Flores with migrant children protection centers

The Flores agreement should be immediately suspended and replaced by a humanitarian doctrine of comfortable detention. The idea behind the Flores agreement was to prevent children from having to endure harsh conditions in detention for extended periods of time. But the use of children as an early-release mechanism and the rise of human traffickers using purchased children as a means to bypass U.S. law means the children being “protected” by Flores are actually being harmed by it.

It’s time to pony up the money to fix the problem by creating “migrant children protection centers.” These facilities would be specifically designed for families to live comfortably while they await two things: confirmation of family relations or guardianship and the asylum hearing. Keeping them in these comfortable facilities with housing, schools, and medical facilities is the only way to ensure they’re not being thrown into the wild or reused by other illegal immigrants.

The way the system is set up now, a previously-unknown MS-13 gang member can purchase a child at the border and gain entry to the United States. But with no tracking possible after release to the interior, the children used have a good chance of being discarded somewhere in the United States or recycled back to Mexico where they can help other gang members cross over. That’s not the type of life these children deserve, but it’s the type of life Democrats are defending by keeping their unsafe practices and loopholes in place.

There are those who would balk at such an expense. Housing tens or hundreds of thousands of migrants comfortably would carry a high price-tag. But right now, the cost of trying to track down migrants who do not show up for their asylum hearings is already extremely high. We aren’t able to keep track of them, and with 90% of current asylum seekers never showing up again, the number of removal orders is skyrocketing. We can pay the money upfront and keep tabs on those who are claiming asylum, or we can pretend they’re going to come to their hearing and pay a higher cost to either find them later or cover them with services for years.

Option 2: Send judicial officials to the border to expedite asylum claims for “families”

If we must keep Flores in place, then let’s prioritize asylum claims for those protected by it. They can be held in migrant detention facilities for 20 days. That sets the time limit for their hearings. Send an army of judges to the border where they can hear the claims of migrants traveling with children within the time frame that they’re still in custody.

This, too, is only fair to the children. Otherwise, we’re relegating them to a status of always living “on the run” when their parents do not show up for their asylum hearing. Their claims should be heard quickly so they can either be granted asylum or deported back to their country of origin if they do not qualify.

Why leave the children in limbo?

This, too, would be expensive. But again, the cost is infinitesimal compared to the long-term burden on taxpayers and the cost of locating them after they’ve disappeared into the interior.

Of the two options, this seems like the better.

If we expedite asylum claims for “families,” I guarantee these poor kids will no longer be exploited. Send judges to the border, hear the claims, and grant them asylum or send them home BEFORE they’re released to the interior.

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Gavin Newsom is proof California is completely lost

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Gavin Newsom is proof California is completely lost

California Governor Gavin Newsom has one of the most prolific string of political failures ever seen in the United States. It seems like everything he touches turns to sludge. San Francisco, where he was on the Board of Supervisors or Mayor for 14 straight years, has become literally covered in human feces and is the homelessness capitol of America. As governor, his short tenure has already seen a state whose economy was crumbling fall further faster. But when it comes to getting elected, he’s a champion.

Why? Because California is completely lost. Those of us who live here realize it’s true. Despite unquestionable evidence that the state’s progressive policies are making things steadily worse, from high-and-still-growing taxes to unprecedented crime rates to the homeless problem that is not isolated to San Francisco, we continue to elect Democrats to drive us deeper into the hole. Despite the high taxes, we’re constantly running on budget deficits. How is this possible for a state so rich?

The answer is in the promises the Democrats make. And unfortunately, they keep many of their promises, which yields billions of dollars spent on a high-speed rail that was ill-conceived if it actually happened. But it didn’t. It’s massive amounts of money that accomplished nothing. Even when the programs “work,” they fail. More money has been spent per capita to stave off homelessness in San Francisco than anywhere else, yet it keeps getting worse.

Perhaps the biggest problem California has is believing the politicians. We get fed rhetoric that is so thick, it must be true because nobody would lie so blatantly. Except they really do lie. One of the latest was so big and ridiculous, even left-leaning PolitiFact had to call Newsom out.

Pants On Fire: Not Even Politifact Is Buying What Gavin Newsom Is Selling On San Francisco’s Homeless Problem

Politifact isn’t exactly the type of fact checking organization that rushes to defend Republicans or to take Democrats to task, so that they decided to take Newsom to the woodshed is worth mentioning.

When a lie is so egregious even your cheerleaders have to balk, you know you’ve gone a bit too far. But don’t expect Newsom to repent and come clean any time soon. As is part of the Democratic playbook, particularly in California, the most likely response is that he’s going to double down on his false claims. That’s what Democrats do when they’re caught in a lie.

If you’re curious, here’s Newsom’s most recent huge lie:

Gavin Newsom’s ridiculous claim: ‘Vast majority’ of San Francisco’s homeless people come from Texas

California Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed the “vast majority” of San Francisco’s homeless people come in from Texas.

San Francisco’s own homeless surveys contradict this. They show a large majority reported living in the city before becoming homeless, and just a fraction coming in from out-of-state.

Newsom’s office pointed to data from San Francisco’s bus ticket program for homeless people. But that defense doesn’t hold up. It shows just a small fraction, less than 7 percent, left for Texas, and doesn’t demonstrate that they originally came to San Francisco from that state.

In the end, we found Newsom made a ridiculous claim.

We rated it Pants on Fire.

Don’t blame California lawmakers for the state’s failures. They’re doing exactly what California residents want. People like Gavin Newsom are only fulfilling their promises to spend more, accomplish less, and keep the Democratic monopoly strong.

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Dianne Feinstein’s comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

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Dianne Feinsteins comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

Gun control is the talk of the town as the week comes to a close. Well, that and Greenland. And Jeffrey Epstein. But the mass shootings two weeks ago has DC buzzing, media furiously reporting, and activists on both sides of the debate furiously Tweeting at each other. Senator Dianne Feinstein weighed in on the discussion by pointing out some important facts about the alleged Dayton shooter, Connor Betts.

Her facts are correct. Her analysis is off because it missed one important point. We’ll get to that in a minute, but let’s declare once and for all (though I’m sure I’ll have to repeat myself later) that the 2nd Amendment IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING OR HOME PROTECTION. Our right to keep and bear firearms was put into the Constitution by our founders because they recognized what could happen if the people had no recourse against an oppressive government. Just as Venezuelans didn’t realize they danger they were putting themselves into when they allowed their guns to be taken away, so too do many Americans put way too much trust in government.

The authoritarian left wants guns because they know they’ll never achieve their endgame as long as the people can defend themselves from tyranny.

Feinstein is correct that the Dayton shooter was able to cause an extreme amount of death and injury in a short period of time. Police were quick to respond, otherwise it could have been much worse. But as our EIC pointed out in a Tweet, Feinstein’s narrative is worthless when you look at it from the opposite perspective.

Gun control is not the solution to our mass shooting problem. If anything, gun control has enabled shooters to enact their crimes without fear of many “good guys with a gun” to stop them. We must never give up our 2nd Amendment rights.

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President says AOC ‘fuming’ that Tlaib, Omar are becoming the faces of the party

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President says AOC fuming that Tlaib Omar are becoming the faces of the party

President Trump took to Twitter to make fun of the opposition party as two of its most outspoken members, Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, continue making headlines and stirring up controversy. He even threw in an accusation against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for good measure.

There are no indications that this is accurate, but that’s not the point. This isn’t hard policy or thoughtful analysis. It’s a petty jab, and while many Americans, including some of his fans, are against him taking shots at the opposition in such a manner, this is the society we live in and it includes a President who takes jabs on Twitter. You can stress over it or sit back and enjoy it. I choose the latter.

For AOC’s part, she took the jab with a chuckle.

Beyond the diversion this offers ahead of a weekend, reality is probably more closely reflected by the President’s Tweet than Democrats are comfortable admitting, at least the part about them being the face of the party. “The Squad” makes more headlines among the four of them than the rest of the Democrats combined, and this includes the powerful heads of committees who are actively investigating President Trump ahead of a possible impeachment.

Both Democrats and Republicans have different degrees of infatuation with “The Squad.” Are they a real threat to our republic, as many on both sides claim, or are they merely a diversion from real decisions being made in DC?

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