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When the Huffington Post is right

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According to this Huffington Post op-ed, the federal government is preventing pregnant refugees in custody from getting abortions.

The last thing we want is baby refugees, who automatically get U.S. citizenship! Really dumb federal policy. The Huffington Post is right!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 10, 2018 at EDT am

Calais, not what it once was

Calais was a place in France that I remember from watching Darkest Hour, where a small force of British soldiers bravely held out against superior Nazi forces.

But today, it’s overrun by “migrant gangs.” What was the point of retaking France from the Nazis only to let it fall to “migrant gangs”?

Trump had better build that wall to prevent (more) cities in the United States from turning into Calais.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 2, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration

What does merit-based immigration look like?

It looks like the IT department of the company where I work, except that employers won’t even have to demonstrate that the position can’t be filled by an American (even though that requirement is barely enforced if at all). The mere fact that they can do some IT job for less money than Americans will demonstrate they have “merit” to immigrate here.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 26, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Immigration

Amnesty for 1.8 million illegal aliens?

Trump’s amnesty plus citizenship plan is not why so many voters boarded the Trump train.

Reagan granted amnesty to 2.9 million illegals in exchange for laws that would supposedly prevent illegal aliens from working in this country.

The laws that were supposed to prevent illegal aliens from working were violated by everyone and barely enforced. The message to the third world was come here and maybe you too will get amnesty and until then you can work and make money. The result was a massive increase in illegal immigration.

It feels like we are making the same mistake again. And the proposed Trump plan doesn’t even contain mandatory E-Verify or any other laws that would put a stop to illegal aliens working here illegally and stealing jobs from American citizens.

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I am not totally against the possibility of amnesty, but first there needs to be PROOF. PROOF that this time we will crack down on illegal immigration. Amnesty should only be granted AFTER we have implemented tough immigration enforcement and PROVEN that we can prevent people from coming here and working here illegally.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 26, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Immigration, Politics

The Polish doctor

This appears to be a public relations mistake, unless there are unknown facts not being reported by the media.

“He was also charged with domestic violence in 2013 and a jury found him not guilty after a trial, MLive reported.”

Based on my experience in the Phoenix courts, this means that the woman he committed violence against never showed up to testify, but prosecutors considered his behavior egregious enough that they attempted a trial anyway. Without a victim testifying, the defense attorney was able to convince the jury that there was “reasonable doubt.”

It’s pretty weird for a medical doctor to be charged with this, this is normally the kind of trouble that proles get into.

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A commenter pointed out that as an EU country, a citizen of Poland can go live in any other EU country, which includes Ireland where people speak English (but with a funny accent).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 23, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration, News

Jeff Sessions op-ed in the Washington Times

The reading experience will be better if you have a good ad blocker.

So a more mainstream newspaper like the New York Times wouldn’t print an op-ed from the Attorney General?

President Trump ran for office arguing for a merit-based system that lets in the best and the brightest but turns away criminals — even if they do have a relative here.

It’s a commonsense idea. After all, employers don’t roll dice when deciding who they want to hire. Our incredible military doesn’t draw straws when deciding whom to accept. But for some reason, when we’re picking new Americans — the future of this country — our government uses a randomized lottery system and chain migration.

I’m not sure I remember Trump saying that, but it sounds like a much better idea than the current immigration system.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 22, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration

Stephen Miller in the Washington Post

Read the article. But don’t read the commenters, they are full of hatred, and I would even consider many of them to be anti-Semitic.

This bit is interesting:

When Trump solicited Miller’s opinion on Bannon, Miller told the president that he believed Bannon was leaking to the media and that he would be doing much better without him, said two White House officials with knowledge of the incident.

We now know that Bannon was doing a lot of leaking, Miller was right. Apparently, Bannon and Miller didn’t get along very well even though they were both ideologically on the same team.

The good news here, and it’s really good news, is that Miller has the ear of Trump and he’s also tight with General Kelly because they both agree on immigration policy.

Also, if the shutdown continues for another six days, then Trump will be reading a State of the Union Address probably written by Miller.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 22, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration, Politics

How long will the shutdown go on

I think a long time.

The Democrats HATE Trump too much to give in.

And Republicans have experience with government shutdowns and won’t cave in so readily.

There won’t be a resolution until it becomes apparent which side the public is blaming for the shutdown. This is why it’s very important for Republicans to spread the message that “the Democrats are shutting down the government in order to give amnesty to illegal aliens, but even so the President and Republican were will to make a deal in return for programs that would guarantee that our immigration laws would be enforced in the future and that AMERICAN WORKERS are protected from competition from immigrants. The Wall, E-Verify, ending chain migration, and ending the visa lottery, all programs that would benefit workers, keep out criminal gang members, and save us money in the long run.”

Trump’s tweet this morning is OK, but Trump never mentions jobs when he talks about immigration, for him it has always been about law and order. Remember my analysis of this Republican debate.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 21, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration

Kelly saved us from last-minute amnesty deal?

NY Times:

As the evening wore on, Mr. Schumer got a call from Mr. Kelly that dashed all hopes for a Trump-Schumer deal before the shutdown deadline of midnight. Mr. Kelly, a hard-liner on immigration, the person familiar with the call said, outlined a long list of White House objections to the deal.

I don’t have faith that Trump can be trusted, but luckily General Kelly is on the side of American citizens.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 20, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration, Politics

Good news: John Kelly is anti-immigration

Trump-hating NY Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow explains why he HATES Chief of Staff John Kelly, and the reason he hates him is why we should like him.

It looks like, despite Trump’s recent tweets, Kelly has been the guy who prevented the Trump administration from going soft on immigration after Bannon left, not Stephen Miller (at least not by himself). And Kelly prevented Trump from making a horrible deal with Democrats.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 18, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration, Politics

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