Category Archives: Immigration

Classic: Gov. Jerry Brown pledges to ‘stick to the law’ in fighting DOJ suit about sanctuary cities

Governor Moonbeam was in another unintentionally funny mood today when reacting to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department against the State of California for its refusal to obey federal immigration law and cooperate with federal officers:

“Like so many in the Trump administration, this attorney general has no regard for the truth. What he said earlier today is not true. It is a lie. What can I say, we’ve seen with the Trump administration with the investigations going on, the pleas of guilty to lying by countless individuals, colleagues, so there it is. We are going to carry on and protect our citizens from criminals and protect people from improper abuse of the law.”

“This attorney general is maybe trying to keep his job because the president isn’t too happy with thim. We here are going to stick to the facts and stick to the law. We will meet this litigation fully.”

“We will stick to the law… well, unless it’s a law we don’t feel like sticking to.”

Brown’s tone will change dramatically the next time he has to call the White House and ask for a few billion in federal aid.

Nancy Pelosi furious after ICE agents ‘terrorize’ 150 ‘law abiding’ and ‘patriotic’ illegal aliens

Immigration & Customs Enforcement continue to do something that gives liberals night sweats, and that’s enforcing immigration & customs laws:

“Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals who are in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC),” ICE said in a statement released Tuesday.

“About half of the individuals arrested also have criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations, including convictions for assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI,” ICE said.

Right on cue, Nancy Pelosi, in vigorous defense of what she views as a future Democrat voting base, called the enforcement of federal law a “cowardly attack” meant to “terrorize” some “law-abiding” illegals (?) who are “patriotic” (??):

“The Trump Administration’s raids were a shocking abuse of law enforcement power. Yet again, the White House has reached into our communities to indiscriminately detain scores of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants.

“Fully half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record. This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities – not to keep Americans safe. Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.

“The Administration continues to brazenly target the cities that refuse to bow to its blatantly bigoted anti-immigrant and mass deportation agenda. The people of the San Francisco Bay Area will continue to oppose these cowardly attacks, and we will remain open to the patriotic immigrants who are the constant reinvigoration of America.”

Tell that to Kate Steinle’s family, Stretch.

And I love it when Dems play this card: “Half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record.” Well, except for being in the country illegally. Meanwhile, Dems like Pelosi are accusing law-abiding gun-owning members of the NRA of being complicit in murder. Good luck with that approach in the elections, libs.

As IF: Rush Limbaugh suggests DREAMer compromise Republicans should REALLY consider proposing

The Republicans should actually consider pushing this proposal, and not just because it would provide me with an endless amount of amusement.

Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh said that he would be in favor of granting amnesty to every illegal immigrant, with a major catch.

“I would be willing right here to support an effort to grant permanent citizenship for whatever number if you make part of the deal they can’t vote for 15-25 years,” Limbaugh said on Fox News Sunday.

There! The “DREAMer” problem would be solved, right, congressional Dems? … Congressional Dems!?

What a great way to call out the libs’ true intentions.

Dems if an offer of immediate citizenship were granted to DREAMers in return for a delay in permission to vote:

Some ‘DREAMers’ issued this threat if gov’t doesn’t reach DACA deal (they’re doing ‘threats’ wrong)

Here are 2018’s early nominees for the “Emptiest Threats of the Year” trophy:

Haha! Good luck with that. Maybe Nancy Pelosi would take them in. In any case, they need to learn how “threats” work.

2009 Chuck Schumer travels through time to beclown 2018 Chuck Schumer on illegal immigration

Well look at this: Chuck Schumer nine years ago thinks Chuck Schumer nine years later is full of shit. I more closely align with Schumer from nine years ago, and so does Schumer from 2018, which is why he knew he didn’t have a PR leg to stand on during the last shutdown stand off — hence the cave-in:

“People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally,” Schumer said.

“Illegal immigration is wrong — plain and simple,” he continued. “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”

Particularly amusing is Schumer’s use of “illegals” which was of course because the DNC branding meeting didn’t come up with the much more focus-grouped “DREAMers” label until much later.

Selective amnesia in action: Hillary laments immigration raids

The wind-up:

And the pitch:

Huma said that Hillary’s “often confused” so the above demonstration of selective amnesia isn’t a surprise, nor will it be the last.

Captain Obvious’ column in the NYT: Increase in illegals crossing into US screwing up Obama’s claims of a secured border

How’s this administration’s border security effort going?

The numbers of migrants crossing the Rio Grande illegally have risen sharply in recent weeks, replaying scenes from the influx of Central American children and families in South Texas last year.

Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across in rafts. In a season when illegal crossings normally go down, “The numbers have started going the other way,” said Raul L. Ortiz, acting chief of the Border Patrol for the Rio Grande Valley. Since Oct. 1, official figures show, Border Patrol apprehensions of migrant families in this region have increased 150 percent over the same period last year, while the number of unaccompanied children caught by agents has more than doubled.

The New York Times puts together the puzzle several years too late, concluding that Obama’s loose border policies might run counter to his other statements:

The increases come as Americans’ concerns about border security are heightened after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris raised fears that terrorists would try to sneak into the United States. And they are complicating the Obama administration’s efforts to reassure the country that the border is under control.

Gee, ya think so!?

(h/t Byron York)

Because Ellis Island is so comparable to the current border situation…

The disingenuousness burns:

The effort to make the existing U.S. system for legal immigration synonymous with doing whatever the hell you want to get into the country continues.

Were six sets of clothes, shoes and socks, “suites” with flat screen TVs, bball courts, food, workout rooms and medical care provided at Ellis Island back in the day?

Update:

Best response to the above tweet:

The entire pro-amnesty argument hinges on making everybody forget that there are in fact existing legal ways to become a U.S. citizen.

HHS idiot: Jesus was a refugee

The rapid progression from “illegal aliens” to “undocumented migrants” to “refugees” to “because Jesus” really is a thing to behold:

The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told attendees at a conference on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.

“Jesus was a refugee, and that’s a very good reminder to all of us,” Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.

It’s beyond comical how some who are constantly calling for “separation of church & state” are the first to invoke Jesus when doing so fits their wants.

Have you noticed that the Left usually presents their strongest (and usually only) defense of their version of “Christian values” when they’re in the midst of helping sell Democrat initiatives to fuck up the country? Otherwise it’s “keep your Jesus to yourself, pal!”

Democrat mission accomplished: Nearly 300,000 illegals now being incorporated into the U.S.

The alternate headline to this might as well be, “welfare, food stamp roles welcome 300,000 additional dependents”:

The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article.

A second New York Times article reports revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to their destinations throughout the United States.

The deluge of 290,000 illegals — so far — are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States.

Experts say that President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to close the loopholes and is unlikely to deport more than a small percentage of the illegals, despite the high unemployment rates among American Latino, African-American and white youths, and the strapped budgets of many cities and towns.

The Dems are probably eagerly printing up their voter ID cards as we speak. And guess who’s paying for it all?