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Tear Down the University of Virginia!

August 14, 2017

Mark Alexander

8/14/2017

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When Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, he had left explicit instructions on what was to be engraved on his headstone: “Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.” In his letter of instruction, Jefferson noted that “these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.” (Notably, there is no mention of his two presidential terms.)

Last October, a battle began brewing in Charlottesville — an effort to purge Thomas Jefferson from the University of Virginia he founded, because he had slaves on his Monticello plantation. Jefferson even fathered a child with one of those slaves, the half-sister of his deceased wife, Sally Hemings.

In January, after Hillary Clinton’s demise and Donald Trump’s inauguration, Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer hosted a rally declaring his town a “capital of resistance.” Signer, who was chosen to be mayor by Charlottesville’s leftist city council, a group of Berkeley wannabes, is himself a graduate of UC Berkeley and a rising darling of the Left.

Signer is a political hack for Virginia’s alien governor and noted Clintonista, Terry McAuliffe. He worked with John Podesta to elect Barack Obama in 2008, and the following year joined McAuliffe’s finance team.

As Charlottesville’s mayor, Signer, who ironically teaches an undergraduate UVA seminar titled “Leadership, Statesmanship, and Democracy,” established a “Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials, and Public Spaces” to rally support for dismantling historic statues of Virginia sons, including, most notably, Robert E. Lee. Of course, this was less about rallying support for removal of historic statues and more about rallying support for Signer’s future political aspirations.

In February, our editor Thomas Gallatin wrote about the Charlottesville council’s historical purges, noting, “We betray the historical record if we erase from it the narrative and perspective of those who experienced it. Indeed, it is the fool who rejects the lessons of the past in favor of his own modern prejudices.”

Signer designated $1 million in funding to redesign parks featuring monuments to Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Lee Park has since been renamed “Emancipation Park.”

Over the weekend, fascist and socialist thugs from around the nation descended on that Charlottesville park and, predictably, the opposing protests turned violent, leaving one protester dead and many injured. Notably, two Virginia State Police officers, Lt. Jay Cullen and Trooper-pilot Berke Bates, were killed when the helicopter they were using to observe the protest crashed south of Charlottesville.

According to New York Times reporter Hawes Spencer, it was a mutual hate fest: “The entirety of Downtown Charlottesville looked like a war zone. Protesters maced each other, threw water bottles and urine balloons — some of which hit reporters — and generally beat the crap out of each other with flagpoles.”

Just as predictable was the descent of the Demo/MSM propaganda machine on Charlottesville, and the Leftmedia outlets are having a field day with this disgraceful and tragic clash of competing hate factions. It provides top-of-the-fold fodder to accuse Trump, and anyone else on the conservative side of the political ledger, of benign sympathy with Nazi white supremacists. It also provides the Beltway echo chambers an opportunity to portray such hatred as “mainstream” rather than minuscule fringe elements of our society — because such hyperbolic reporting sells advertising.

For the record, while the white racists were being cast as “right-wing,” both the clashing groups are anarchists — by definition, left-wing. Additionally, there were significant concerns about these hate factions erupting in violence well in advance of last Saturday. The current issue of The Atlantic notes the “Rise of the Violent Left.” But as McAuliffe lamented, “You can’t stop some crazy guy who came here from Ohio and used his car as a weapon.”

Of course, Democrat leaders, ever the consummate race-bait political hustlers, will seize every chance to divert attention from the fact that their Party has been hijacked by neo-socialists — knowing that Democrat Socialism, like Nationalist Socialism, is nothing more than Marxist Socialism repackaged.

Decrying the violence in Charlottesville, Trump said, “We condemn in the strongest most possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides. No matter our color, creed, religion or political party we are all Americans first.”

Naturally, that was not sufficient for the Leftmedia or Republicans who know full well those media outlets will label them as “soft on supremacists.”

Sunday, the White House communications staff followed up with this assertion in response: “The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred and of course that includes white Supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.”

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo noted, “If Donald Trump called out every single white supremacist by name it would not be enough [because] we have had [white supremacy] hanging around our neck for decades.”

Indeed, Democrats, the party of racist segregation, love to label Republicans, the party of emancipation, “racist.”

Returning to the issue that was a catalyst for the clash of thugs in Charlottesville, if the historical erasers are going to tear down statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, then most certainly any monuments to Jefferson and George Washington should be purged, including those on the National Mall. And certainly the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia should be ceremonially burned, and Jefferson’s University of Virginia should be leveled. In fact, Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia — Mayor Mike Signer’s alma mater — should be torn down…

Footnote: At one time, I provided consultation for federal, state and local law enforcement teams investigating hate groups. At that time, the neo-NAZI/KKK and their racist ilk were fringe anarchists, and their numbers are further diminished now. But incidents like Charlottesville are not only fodder for the Demo/MSM machine, but bread-and-butter fundraising opportunities for groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, which depend on rare eruptions of hate groups in order to make budget. You will not find any references on these websites to much more common “black supremacists” groups or “hate” labels for violent socialists. They certainly would not suggest that “all lives matter.”

 

Fusion GPS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress

August 11, 2017

Thomas Gallatin

8/11/2017

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As the Russian election meddling investigation continues to roll on, a central player has begun to emerge that may turn the entire investigation on its head. That player is research firm Fusion GPS, the organization responsible for creating the debunked, fallacious and salacious Trump/Russia dossier that got the whole ball rolling.

In July, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley subpoenaed Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, seeking to glean more information about the infamous dossier and related interactions with the FBI. Initially Simpson refused to testify, pleading the Fifth Amendment, but a deal was later reached in which the subpoena was withdrawn in exchange for Simpson’s agreement to disclose “his involvement in creating the Trump dossier and interactions with the FBI” and “his alleged work with the unregistered foreign agents who met with the Trump family and campaign officials.”

Fast-forward to Thursday, when Fusion GPS turned over documents related to the Trump dossier. What was actually received by Senate Judiciary Committee, however, was described by spokesman George Hartmann as “mostly news clippings,” not a record of Fusion GPS’s substantive communications. In other words, this is what political strategist Dick Morris calls “a brazen disregard for a Congressional inquiry.”

Now the questions are mounting. What are Simpson and Fusion GPS seeking to hide? Who funded their work? After all the smoke being blown around about a supposed Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy, it now looks as if the embers from that fire are resting on the Democrat side of the fence.

 

College student gets 100 days in slammer for registering dead voters for Dems

August 11, 2017

Fox News 

8/10/2017

CAIR Defends H.R. McMaster, Claims ‘Islamophobes, White Supremacists’ Behind Effort to Remove Him

August 11, 2017

Adelle Nazarian

8/10/2017

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The Council on American Islamic Relations is backing President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster, claiming over social media that “Islamophobes” and “white supremacists” were behind attacks to remove him from the White House.

In a tweet sent this week, CAIR wrote, “Islamophobia Watch: Islamophobes, white supremacists launch campaign to oust H.R. McMaster after he fired…” and linked to a Newsweek article titled, “Why Is the Alt-Right Attacking H.R. McMaster?”

CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial and Hamas financing case that resulted in the FBI discontinuing its working relationship with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge concluded that the government had found “ample evidence” to link CAIR with Hamas. Additionally, Breitbart News has previously reported that several of CAIR’s board members, employees, and former employees “have been jailed or repatriated for various financial and terror-related offenses.”

Breitbart has also noted that CAIR presented itself as a “civil rights voice for American Muslims” and “was founded by members of the Palestine Committee (PALCOM), an organization ‘established to support Hamas.’” In addition to that, “Nihad Awad, currently CAIR’s executive director, was previously an official at PALCOM.” Awad has a long history of pro-HAMAS statements, according to critics. CAIR has posted its defense online.

In their article, which was tweeted out by CAIR, Newsweek reported that “The alt-right’s beef with McMaster stems from his firing of Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the NSC’s senior director for intelligence programs; Rich Higgins, the NSC’s director for strategic planning; and Derek Harvey, the NSC’s senior director for the Middle East.”

Higgins was fired on July 21 after he wrote a memo in May complaining that globalists and Islamists were obstructing Trump’s plans. Part of the memo, acquired by the Atlantic, argued that a “Maoist insurgency” had led “Islamists [to] ally with cultural Marxists” in order to undermine America.

The Atlantic noted that Higgins had also “pushed for declassification of documents having to do with radical Islam and Iran.”

Meanwhile, the Conservative Review presented the argument against McMaster, going so far as calling him a “land mine” in what they perceive as President Trump’s “self-immolation” and danger of becoming “a lame-duck president.” It stated:

Trump often complains about all the obstacles inhibiting his success — from the media and Democrats to establishment Republicans and “deep state” administrative officials shooting at him relentlessly.

But that is no excuse to self-immolate and step on a grenade, or worse, bring the shooters into his own home base to mow down the president’s most loyal supporters. McMaster is that land mine. It’s time to get rid of that obstacle or risk becoming a lame-duck president.

On Monday, the Center for Security Policy called for the firing of McMaster for “disloyal and subversive behavior,” and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) announced it was reviewing McMaster’s positions, actions, and statements on Israel.

Last week, Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick expressed concern about McMaster’s approach towards Israel, writing:

According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constantly that a country named Palestine existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews.

Many of you will remember that a few days before Trump’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו and his advisers were blindsided when the Americans suddenly told them that no Israeli official was allowed to accompany Trump to the Western Wall.

What hasn’t been reported is that it was McMaster who pressured Trump to agree not to let Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall. At the time, I and other reporters were led to believe that this was the decision of rogue anti-Israel officers at the US consulate in Jerusalem. But it wasn’t. It was McMaster.

And even that, it works out wasn’t sufficient for McMaster. He pressured Trump to cancel his visit to the Wall and only visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial — ala the Islamists who insist that the only reason Israel exists is European guilt over the Holocaust.

 

Canada Sends Soldiers to Handle Illegals Flooding Her Southern Border

August 10, 2017

Ian Mason

8/9/2017

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The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Canadian government is sending “about 100” soldiers to assist police and border guards at the remote road on the Quebec-New York border that has become the nexus of an outpouring of illegal aliens living in America.

The back road crossing, with no official border post, near Champlain, New York, and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, has seen thousands of people, mostly Haitians residing in the United States, come by taxi and other conveyences to try to illegally enter Canada. Typically, the outflow is reported as resulting from “fear” of the climate created for illegals in the United States.

Haitians in particular may be agitated because the “temporary protective status” (TPS) many of them were granted in the aftermath of that country’s devastating 2011 earthquake may be coming to an end. The status, granted by the Department of Homeland Security to specific groups of people suffering from war or natural disaster, has been extended time and again over the last seven years from its original six-month grant. TPS was never meant to grant the Haitians covered by it permanent residence in the United States, and they were expected to return to Haiti when the disaster had passed.

In May, then-DHS Secretary John Kelly announced TPS for Haitians would be extended one more time, until January 2018, with a strong indication that this will be the final extension. The Haitians now illegally entering Canada hope to avoid going back to their home country after the end of their special protection. Others, including Africans in America on tourist visas, are trying to find permanent homes in Canada under the same asylum seeker system loophole. If they crossed at an official border post, their claim would be adjudicated immediately, but since they cross at this back road, they can stay in Canada while their applications pend.

More than 5,000 people have taken advantage so far. Canadian officials told the AP they estimated 400 illegals crossed the border at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle this Sunday alone. The flood is beginning to overwhelm the resources devoted to the problem so far, with Montreal’s iconic Olympic Stadium already being transformed into a refugee center to handle the influx.

The soldiers from the Canadian Forces have deployed to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency. According to the AP report, the soldiers are there to set up a more permanent border crossing, including a tent camp for up to 500 migrants who are being arrested as soon as they set foot on Canadian soil. The migrants hope is to gain legal status through the relatively forgiving Canadian asylum laws.

Liberal Party Member of Parliment Brenda Shanahan, who represents the district in which the crossing lies, tried to tamp down the migrants’ expectations when she spoke to reporters. “It’s not a free ticket for refugee status” she said. “We would actually like to make that very clear, that regardless of what people are reading on social media and so on, crossing the border here does not guarantee an automatic entry.”

 

Politics Is No Longer Public Service

August 10, 2017

Charlie Daniels

8/7/2017

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Politics is no longer public service. It is a jaded, high stakes game, played by power drunk career politicians who have only two priorities in their lives, and the prosperity and security of the United States is not one of them. Reelection and power have taken the place of patriotism and honor in an atmosphere where betrayal is acceptable and common sense is as scarce as unicorns.

Why did members of Congress try to make their voters believe that they felt the pain caused by Obamacare? Why did they lead us to believe it was “We’re all in this together,” knowing full well that 70 percent of their cost was subsidized, so they could buy the very best coverage with the lowest deductibles at a fraction of the cost that an ordinary citizen would pay for a high deductible, low coverage plan?

Folks, the reason is simple, those folks, with very few exceptions, don’t give a d— about us

or the country. All they care about is winning, and they’d sell your whole generation down the drain if it meant they could keep their ivory towers for another season.

In fact, they’ve already done it.

Who paid for the incompetence of the Wall Street housing bubble debacle?

Whose sons and daughters are in Iraq taking back territory we’ve already captured twice?

Reality and truth are no longer the tenants of operation. It’s perception and what you can get away with, and we are being lied to, mislead and made to think that the unmanageable national debt that hangs over our heads like Poe’s pendulum will not one day destroy our economy, devalue our savings and so weaken our country as to make us vulnerable to the nations who hold the notes on our debt.

Nobody is willing to raise the debt alarm, but everybody is willing to raise the debt ceiling.

I’m not talking Democrat or Republican here; I’m talking both sides of the aisle. Admittedly, Barack Obama created over half of this staggering national debt, but he holds no patent on profligate spending. The R’s and the D’s have both done their share of it, and both stand guilty of the deep hole our nation has dug itself into.

And why is it that there is a protected class in Washington?

Do any of you think for one moment that if the ordinary, unconnected citizens that we are had done what Hillary Clinton did, or what Lois Lerner did, or what Eric Holder did, or what Loretta Lynch did, or looked the American people in the face and lied like Bill Clinton did, or whispered what Obama whispered into the ear of a Russian official or any of the other myriad of things we’ve witnessed our so-called “public servants” do, that you’d still be walking the street or drawing full government retirement?

No, you wouldn’t because you’re not part of the club, and you never will be. You’re just a hard-working American citizen who doesn’t participate in subsidized platinum insurance programs or spend the taxpayer’s money to ensure that you’ll return to your job next year.

You don’t get immunity from crimes and misdemeanors. You’re only a means to an end to these people, a vote and a taxpayer. In other words, all they need from you is to keep them in office and finance their reckless, self-serving spending.

Once in a while, they’ll throw you a bone, hoping that you’ll go back to your corner and lie down like the good little puppy they view you as.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, Donald Trump is not a member of their club either, and while I’m very well aware that his juvenile name-calling and acerbic tweets do not serve him well sometimes, the main problem the establishment has with Donald Trump is not Russia.

Do you think that Chuck Schumer actually thinks that Trump colluded with Russia, had some secret deal that would benefit him to the detriment of America?

I’d be willing to bet my Ram pickup truck against a lug nut that if you hooked Schumer up to a lie detector and asked him that question he’d fail the test.

No, Schumer, the rest of the Democrat attack machine, George Soros, the Barack Obama’s well-financed underground – et al – have known better than to believe that.

(I really can’t say about Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.)

But Russia, just the very word has elicited a distrust and feeling of dread and fear in the hearts of Americans for over 70 years, and what better buzz word to attach to a political opponent.

You see, if what Trump is trying to do is successful, there will be no need, for the Schumers, Pelosi’s and Soroses will spend millions of dollars in vain.

If American industry does come back, if the economy does soar, if the chronic influx of illegal immigrants does ebb, if our streets are ridded of violent street gangs, if the Supreme Court is again weighted toward constitutionality, patriotism and common sense, if our one-sided international trade deals are either fixed or discarded, if our military does regain and retain its rightful place as the best equipped, best manned, most technologically advanced and highly motivated on the planet, if the little Pillsbury Doughboy in North Korea gets his chubby butt handed to him, if Iran’s feet are held to the fire, if American energy sources are tapped and utilized to make us totally energy independent, if these and other goals of the Trump administration are reached, the days of the career politician are over.

As the people of this nation realize that we don’t need the power cliques and shady fraternities that now run Capitol Hill, that we don’t need career politicians at all, that all the old mossbacks – those who have been in office for decades and try to corrupt and co-opt every new member of the House and Senate who comes to the beltway – are unnecessary, and that them and their nests of influence peddling and corruption need to be cut out down to its rotten core, they’ll realize that our founders never meant for legislative politics to be a vocation.

It was only ever meant to be a term of service, then to move over and let somebody fresh off the street, who understands the situation now and not twenty years ago, to take their place, representing the people who sent them there. It’s not about the “R” or the “D” after their names.

If that day ever comes, people will demand term limits, and empires will fall as Senators, Congressmen, lobbyists and bureaucrats find themselves on a level playing field with the people they lied to and took advantage of for so long.

Come on home, y’all. Come on home and work for a living for a change.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

 

Susan Rice Urges Donald Trump to ‘Tolerate Nuclear Weapons in North Korea’

August 10, 2017

Charlie Spiering

8/10/2017

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Former President Barack Obama’s National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

“History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea — the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed, criticizing the president’s “fire and fury” rhetoric in response to the escalating tensions between the two countries.

Rice urged Gen. John Kelly, White House chief of staff, to stop Trump, and she pointedly attacked Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the deputy assistant to the president.

“John Kelly, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, must assert control over the White House, including his boss, and curb the Trump surrogates whipping up Cuban missile crisis fears,” she wrote.

Rice complained that Trump’s rhetoric was “unprecedented and especially dangerous” and that America would have to be cautious about its response to Pyongyang.

She defended Obama’s actions in response to North Korea, insisting that his administration put them “on edge” by conducting joint military exercises with South Korea and introducing more economic sanctions.

She urged Trump to continue the Obama doctrine on North Korea despite growing hostility from the country.

 

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City

August 10, 2017

Bob Price

8/9/2017

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Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Long Island, New York. The arrests came during Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal), a 10-day operation that ended on August 3.

ERO officers rounded up 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes including sexual abuse, sexual assault on young children, rape, child endangerment, and promoting sexual performance of a child. The previously convicted are reported to have illegally entered the U.S. from Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

ICE officials reported a sampling of those arrested including:

  • A 24-year-old Salvadoran national who was arrested and charged criminally with first degree sexual abuse and sexual contact with a victim less than 11 years old. Criminal charges are still pending. The victim in this case is a 4-year-old female. He was arrested in Wyandanch, Aug. 3 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.
  • A 36-year-old national of Guatemala with a prior conviction of second degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. The victim in this case was a 13 year old female. He was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation supervision. The registered
    Level 1 sexual offender was arrested in Brentwood Aug. 2 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
  • A 32-year-old Honduran man with prior convictions of criminal sexual act in the third degree, forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse in the third degree. He was sentenced to 10 years of probation supervision. The victim in this case was a 15 year-old female.  He also has prior convictions of driving while intoxicated. This registered Level 1 sex offender was arrested in Brentwood, Aug. 1 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
  • A 38-year-old citizen and national of Ecuador with a prior conviction of the sexual misconduct with a 15 year-old female victim. He was arrested in Central Islip, Aug. 1 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
  • A 55-year-old Salvadoran man convicted of second degree rape and sentenced to one year in jail. The victim in this case was 12 years old. He was arrested in Copiague, July 27 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.
  • A 21-year-old Haitian man with a prior conviction of two counts of promote a sexual performance by a child less than 17 years of age and sentenced to 10 years of probation supervision. The victims in this case were both 15 years of age. He was arrested in Riverhead, July 27 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
  • A 36-year-old Salvadoran man convicted of third degree rape and sentenced to 10 years of probation supervision. The victim in this case was 15 years old. He was arrested in Glen Cove, July 25 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
  • A 46-year-old Salvadoran national with a prior conviction of endangering the welfare of a child was sentenced to three years’ probation. The original charge was sexual abuse in the first degree: sexual contact with an individual less than 11 years old. The victim in this case was 7 years old. He was arrested in Mineola, July 25, and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
  • A 45-year-old citizen of Trinidad and Tobago convicted of third degree rape of a victim incapable of consent and sentenced to 5 years of probation supervision. This Level 1 sex offender was arrested in East Hampton, July 29 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

The criminal history of the illegal aliens arrested, many of whom received previous deportations, include: acting in a manner to injure a child, assault, third degree attempted rape, burglary, attempted sexual abuse, criminal sex act, endangering the welfare of a child, endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person, forcible touching, promoting a sexual performance by a child, public lewdness, first degree rape, second degree rape, third degree rape, reckless endangerment, first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse, sexual abuse, forcible compulsion, sexual contact with an individual incapable of consent and sexual misconduct.

“ICE’s continuing commitment to making our communities safer is underscored by operations like this one targeting sexual offenders. These actions focus our resources on the most egregious criminals and promote public safety in the communities in which we live and work,” New York Field Office Director Thomas R. Decker said in a written statement. “ERO officers are out there every day enforcing immigration law with targeted enforcement actions. ICE will not waiver in its promise to arrest and remove criminal aliens from our neighborhoods.”

 

Sanctuary City Objects to Arrest of Accused Illegal Alien Child Molester

August 10, 2017

Robert Arce

8/7/2017

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Officials in one California sanctuary city are upset after immigration agents arrested an illegal alien facing child molestation charges and another previously deported three times prior.

The recent arrest took place in Hayward, California, when officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were looking for an illegal immigrant but in the course of their investigation, they found 42-year-old Jose Salgado and 34-year-old Antonio Valenzuela.

The arrest took place during an operation by ICE officers who were carrying out an enforcement operation targeting another individual in an unrelated case, said ICE Spokesman Jason Schwab. They determined that both men were in the country illegally and detained them. Salgado was arrested earlier this year by local authorities on a felony charge involving lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, Schwab said. Prior to his recent arrest by ICE agents, Salgado had not been previously encountered by federal authorities. In the case of Valenzuela, the Mexican national was previously deported three times and had one conviction of driving under the influence. Both men remain in federal custody.

Soon after the arrest, Hayward officials issued a statement expressing their concern over federal immigration arrests in the city. According to their statement, the circumstances leading to the arrest “are concerning because of the potential impact on the trust our officers and local government seek to maintain with all members of our community.”

 According to city officials, local law enforcement personnel are not allowed to cooperate with federal authorities in the enforcement of immigration law:

 As a matter of policy, HPD and the City of Hayward employees do not seek to learn the immigration status of people with whom they come into contact in the course of providing law enforcement and other public services. No HPD officer or Hayward city employee may assist federal officials in the enforcement of U.S immigration laws. We are committed to equal treatment of all of our residents regardless of immigration status.

The City’s refusal to cooperate with federal law enforcement officials in the enforcement of immigration laws follows the June 6 announcement where officials sought the classification of sanctuary status.

“Fostering a relationship of trust, respect and open communication between city officials and residents is essential to the city’s mission,” the city’s statement on the status revealed.

 

Why Are Democrats Intent on Sabotaging the President’s Election Integrity Commission?

August 10, 2017

Tom Tancredo

8/7/2017

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President Trump’s vote fraud commission launched on May 11 by executive order has generated an avalanche of hysterical outrage from the left and lawsuits by the ACLU and several leftist groups seeking to declare its very existence illegitimate. Listening to the allegations hurled against the commission and its vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, you would think it is plotting to repeal the Voting Rights Act or the 15th Amendment.

However, there are plenty of reliable data to justify a closer look at the problem. For instance, Just Facts, using election data and computer modeling, concluded that as many as 5.7 million non-citizens may have voted in 2008.

A 2014 study of non-citizen voting in 2012 by three professors at Old Dominion University in Virginia found lower estimates of non-citizen voters than claimed by President Trump but nonetheless concluded our elections are highly vulnerable to fraud. The summary of the report states:

We find that some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections. Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.

A Pew Center report in 2012 found several million dead people on voter rolls, millions more registered in more than one state, and 24 million voter records with serious deficiencies.

And only this past week, it was revealed that eleven California counties have more voters on their rolls than residents over the age of eighteen. In San Diego, that figure was 138 percent.

I personally recall that a few years ago, Scott Gessler, formerly Colorado’s secretary of state, told me that under current voter registration laws and practices, there is no way anyone can guarantee that non-citizens are not voting in our elections.

Yet, non-citizen voting is only one area of potential vote fraud that needs an independent analysis, and most state election officials are in fact supporting the new commission’s efforts.

Despite misleading early reports of mushrooming state-level resistance, only eleven states, all with Democrat governors or Democrat election officials, have refused all cooperation with the commission.

Minnesota, of course, home of the notorious 2008 election recount that sent Al Franken to the U.S. Senate, is among the states refusing to cooperate. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said in a statement, “I will not hand over Minnesota voters’ sensitive personal information to the commission.” He failed to mention that the commission has requested only information that under state law is already in the public domain.

Predictably, the most extreme criticism and sky-is-falling rhetoric have come from leftist organizations and the ACLU. The ACLU lawsuit even challenges the motives behind the presidents’ executive order, alleging it’s designed to support Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton’s popular vote margin over him is explained entirely by illegal voting by non-citizens. The lawsuit claims some of Trump appointees to the commission “have a record of supporting policies that have unlawfully disenfranchised voters.”

The bottom line is that the extreme misrepresentations and the overheated “voter suppression” scaremongering that characterizes most media coverage of President Trump’s  election integrity commission offers ironic reassurance that the commission is on the right road. The more the established election bureaucracies whine and complain, the more likely it is they have something to hide.

To paraphrase Hamlet, “Methinks the left doth protest too much.”

 

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