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Wanting stronger border security does not make us ‘white supremacists’

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Wanting stronger border security does not make us white supremacists

When the left can get people thinking border security and white supremacy go hand-in-hand, they win and America loses. That’s the narrative being pushed right now following the mass shooting allegedly committed by Patrick Crusius, a man who espoused white supremacist rhetoric.

Let’s be clear about one thing right up front: Border security and white supremacy do not go hand-in-hand. To say that would be like saying gun control advocates and Nazis were aligned because they both believed in confiscating firearms from the people. Are there white supremacists who want to secure the borders? Yes. Are there other Americans who are not white supremacists who want to secure the borders? Absolutely. In fact, the vast majority of people who recognize the need to defend our sovereignty and stop illegal immigration are not white supremacists.

Nevertheless, the narrative is being built right before our eyes that since Patrick Crusius is a white supremacist who believed in border security, anyone who believes in border security must be a white supremacist. This is a bald-faced lie. I am not a white supremacist. In fact, I’m not white. I am a legal immigrant who recognizes the people who are most hurt by illegal immigration are legal immigrants.

But the Democrats don’t like that narrative, so they ignore it. They want everyone who comes into the country regardless of what laws they broke to get here to be on equal footing with people like me who was born outside of the country and who came to this country through proper legal channels. To say we’re the same is an insult to those who chose not to break America’s laws in order to enjoy the benefits of being an American.

I am all in favor of robust legal immigration. I believe we should allow more immigrants to come to our country, but this is impossible as long as illegal immigration is so rampant. Should migrants be given an opportunity to claim asylum and build better lives here? Absolutely. But they must do so through the proper channels. They must go to a port of entry, claim asylum, and follow the process laid out to them by the United States government. To do otherwise is an instant offense against our sovereignty.

There is no excuse for Crusius’ actions, his alleged manifesto, or anyone who espouses white supremacy rhetoric. White supremacy as an ideology is an unAmerican as it gets. But close to white supremacy in the unAmerican category is belief in open borders. Both are blights on our nation and must be fought with everything we have.

The left wants border security and white supremacy to be seen as the same thing. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Who gets hurt the most by illegal immigrants? Americans who are legal immigrants. Border security is not white supremacy.

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Kevin McAleenan out as acting Homeland Security Secretary

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Kevin McAleenan out as acting Homeland Security Secretary

When Kevin McAleenan took over the role of acting Homeland Security Secretary in April of this year following the firing of Kirstjen Nielsen, the United States was at the height of its border crisis. Border apprehensions were skyrocketing. Criminal illegal immigrants were flooding across the border undetected. ICE apprehensions were stalled. McAleenan helped make strides in all of these areas, but he is now departing from the Trump administration to spend time with family.

The news comes at a relatively quiet time for Homeland Security as border apprehensions have dipped considerably thanks to a combination of hot summer weather, policy changes, and an agreement President Trump made with Mexico to have them stop migrants before they make it across the U.S. southern border. But it’s also a time when migrants are expected to start making the trek from Central America through Mexico into the U.S. interior.

The President expects to announce a new acting Secretary in the coming weeks.

McAleenan had been accused of leaking information about ICE raids to the press in an effort to stop them in June, prompting an investigation the following month. He denied the accusations and nothing public was disclosed regarding the investigation. But this sudden departure brings into question whether he was involved in leaking or if his disagreements with the President over raids and deportations prompted his departure.

We almost certainly won’t find out.

McAleenan’s efforts were superior to his predecessor’s, but some say it still wasn’t enough. I tend to agree. Hopefully the next DHS Secretary will take all of the tasks of securing our nation, including ICE raids, more seriously.

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Citizens made safer by border wall speak out for We Build the Wall

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Citizens made safer by border wall speak out for We Build the Wall

When news broke last year that U.S. Air Force Veteran Brian Kolfage started a GoFundMe page to build a citizen-funded border wall, reactions were mixed. Some thought it would never work. Other’s didn’t think they’d have the technical expertise to build a proper wall even if they had enough money to do so. There were even critics who thought any attempts by private citizens to get the necessary permissions, materials, and contractors would turn into a debacle that would cost too much and take forever.

But this is America, and as American citizens have been proving for over two centuries, private enterprise and determination to succeed drives us to accomplish more than expected. We Build the Wall Inc found an ideal location to build their first stretch of wall, a piece of land popular among human traffickers and drug smugglers. It wasn’t a good choice in the government’s eyes as the Army Corps of Engineers declared the terrain too difficult to build a wall.

Undeterred, We Build the Wall secured permissions. The found high-quality contractors and American materials. They built an incredible stretch of wall well under what the government would have paid to have it done. And they did it all in a matter of days.

But this isn’t about private versus public projects. This is about protecting Americans by securing the border in spots that are most heavily trafficked by illegal immigrants and drug cartels, and with that goal in mind, We Build the Wall had an immediate impact.

Four and a half months later, we’re getting to hear stories from Americans who were impacted by the project. This video released by Kolfage isn’t just heartwarming. It delivers hope to those who may also believe the government’s tendency towards politics over solutions has left them stuck in a bad situation.

“This is what border security is all about, protecting the American people,” Kolfage said. “It’s rewarding to see the project come full circle, however, this is just one project, one small section, but as you can see the impact is very large.”

As the Trump administration fights Democrats who are obstructing border security efforts, victories are slowly coming through. Some walls are being built. But it’s not enough. This is why We Build the Wall is such an important charity to support. They’re taking a strategic approach to locating the stretches of unprotected border that need their efforts the most.

It isn’t right that so many American citizens must worry about their property and their safety as thousands of illegal immigrants pour across the border every day. The last fiscal year ended with nearly a million border crossing apprehensions. This doesn’t take into account those who were not asylum-seeking migrants and evaded capture. There’s no telling how many made it into the United States undetected.

Enough is enough.

“We cannot neglect our fellow citizens any longer who are in need of basic security, and We Build The Wall will continue to fight for these people,” Kolfage continued.

As We Build the Wall ramps up its efforts, it’s imperative that Americans support each other in the fight against the crime and drugs flowing across the border. We cannot wait for DC to get its act together. We need the wall now.

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Nation’s top court to decide whether law that bans encouraging illegal immigration unconstitutional

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Nations top court to decide whether law that bans encouraging illegal immigration unconstitutional

Is it okay for speech to be used to show others how to break the law? Is the 1st Amendment applicable when telling someone how to circumvent federal immigration law? That’s what the Supreme Court will decide after the 9th Circuit struck down a law that would prevent Americans from helping illegal immigrants in this way.

As the Supreme Court picks up a slew of extremely important cases today, this one won’t get as much attention as it deserves. It’s not a particularly hot button for those who support illegal immigrants, nor is it a huge problem to those who support border security. But it does change the calculus as leftists often take their understanding of the loopholes in our porous immigration system and show potential illegal immigrants how to take advantage of it all.

Shocking commentary

Those who follow my writing know I am adamantly opposed to illegal immigration. It’s something near and dear to my heart as a new resident to Southern California, so I read and post stories every day about how we’re playing the fools by keeping it so easy to invade our nation from the south. That’s why my opinion on this law may shock some of you.

It’s unconstitutional, as the 9th Circuit says. Illegal immigration is a huge problem, but attacks on our Constitutional rights are even bigger threats. It’s not that I support those who help others circumvent our laws. It’s that I fear what laws like this could lead to in the future, particularly seeing how far the left is willing to go to strip us of our liberties.

If we say it’s illegal to tell someone how to circumvent immigration laws, then it will eventually become illegal to talk to others about our laws, period. Criticism of laws must remain protected speech, and that means openly discussing how to get around the most oppressive ones. Let’s say “assault weapons” were suddenly made illegal, but there’s a way to keep our firearms off the radar and protected from confiscation. Should alerting others of this information be illegal? Again, we’re not talking about the action of breaking the law. We’re talking about discussion of the law itself, whether showing someone how to break it or not.

We have many avenues through which we must fight illegal immigration. Instead of keeping people from talking about loopholes, we should just eliminate those loopholes. Restricting the 1st Amendment is not the answer.

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