11 Reasons to Build the Border Wall

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  1. Human Smugglers Made Up To $2.3 Billion In Year From Smuggling Illegals Into US, Study Finds

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In a 23 April 2019 Daily Caller article, the scope of human smuggling across the Mexican-US border comes into focus.

Illegally smuggling Central American migrants into the United States is an industry that may be worth billions of dollars, according to a study released Monday.

Human smugglers transporting migrants into the U.S. from Central America’s Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — brought in an estimated $200 million to $2.3 billion in revenue in 2017, according to the study.

The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), also found that criminal cartels don’t directly oversee much of the smuggling, though they do profit by charging smugglers a tax for traveling through areas under their control.

“We learned that human smuggling involves many different types of actors and that we could not credibly distinguish most criminal organizations’ activities and revenues from those of other actors, including ad hoc groups and independent operators, that engage in human smuggling,” RAND economist Victoria Greenfield, the study’s lead author, said in a release.

“Actors that engage in human smuggling range from independent operators, to ad hoc groups, to loose networks, to more-formally structured networks, such as [transnational criminal organizations],” Greenfield added.

The study’s authors found that the lack of formal structure in human smuggling networks may make it harder to thwart them.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Surely people will have compassion for the women, girls, and boys caught up in sexual trafficking. If for no other reason, the border should be shut down to save these people from the tortuous world of sex trafficking.

   

  1. LA Is Lavishing Benefits On Illegal Immigrants, While Its Homeless Die In Record Numbers

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The Daily Caller shows in a 24 April 2019 article how illegals get benefits, but the homeless (including veterans) die in record numbers.

Cher caused a bit of a stir with a recent tweet, but a study out of Kaiser Health shows she may be on to something.

While the illegal immigrant population of Los Angeles is poised to scoop up $260 million a year from the government in health benefits, members of the city’s homeless population are dying in record numbers.

Deaths in the homeless population jumped 76 percent in the past five years, according to a new analysis of coroner’s data by Kaiser Health News. The surge in deaths is outpacing the growth of the homeless population — more than 900 died last year.

The data backs up Cher’s recent tweet (which she got considerable flak for) contrasting the plight of LA’s homeless population with the position of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants living in the city who enjoy legal sanctuary, benefits such as in-state tuition and access to driver’s licenses, and state-funded healthcare for their children.

Los Angeles is home to 925,000 illegal immigrants, close to half of the illegal population in California and nearly a tenth of the total illegal population of the U.S., according to the latest estimates from the Pew Research Center. In addition to already generous benefits, they stand to benefit from Democratic efforts to give all illegal immigrants living in the state access to government-funded healthcare, a plan that is expected to cost California at least $260 million a year.

The struggling homeless population, by contrast, is just more than 50,000. Most of their deaths are attributed to accidents often linked to the perils of living on the streets, including drug overdoses and traffic collisions. About a third who died in the past four years died in the hospital, but the rest died outside on the streets.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

It is almost comical to see this conversation see-saw between compassion for the poor and being repulsed by conservatives that congratulate the liberals.

   

  1. Cartel Blockades Bring Mexican Border City near Texas to Standstill

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With a Mexican city blockaded by a drug cartel, Breitbart tells us in a 19 April 2019 article how Mexican journalists risk their lives to expose the work of this Mexican cartel.

A series of blockades in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo brought traffic to a complete halt. Mexican authorities deployed a large number of police and military forces in case gun battles erupted while they confronted the causes of congestion.

The blockades took place on Wednesday afternoon shortly after 5 p.m. when members of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas began hijacking trucks and buses to park them sideways across busy avenues. The cartel gunmen also deployed hundreds of makeshift road spikes.

Nuevo Laredo is one of the busiest commercial land ports of entry between Mexico and Texas and is also one of the main corridors used by the CDN to move drugs and migrants.

Tamaulipas officials confirmed the existence of several blockades throughout the city but added there were no clashes between law enforcement and suspects. Various social media accounts and some news outlets reported the blockades were tied to the capture of a leading CDN figure, however, Mexican authorities have announced any arrests.

Breitbart News traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If you want hijackings and street blockades to be a normal part of life on the North side of the border, just keep with Nancy Pelosi’s border protection plan.

Considering that Pelosi would not meet with parents of people murdered by illegal aliens, maybe this is what she wants.

   

  1. 300 asylum seekers surrender to armed militia of New Mexico citizens

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The Daily Mail tells us in a 17 April 2019 article how 300 illegal aliens turned themselves in to an armed militia in New Mexico.

The emergence of the vigilante group comes amid a boom in asylum seekers aiming to make their way into the U.S. through New Mexico, and the El Paso sector.

In 2018, Border Patrol stopped 162,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley.

None of the eight other Border Patrol sectors on the Southern border have experienced anywhere near those figures, as the graphic above indicates.

However, El Paso, where the 300 asylum seekers were filmed, has seen a significant spike in the past year, as other corridors in the U.S. are explored.

In October and November of 2018,as the average number of apprehensions grew, El Paso’s share doubled.

The video, which was streamed live on Facebook, shows the asylum seekers giving themselves up to the militia, intending to turn themselves over to Border Patrol.

‘I literally walked out and I looked, and all I saw was hundreds of people coming at us,’ said Benvie.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

In Democrat New Mexico, it would not surprise many to find an active resistance to Trump in the state government. Therefore, for a vigilante group to spring up in the power void left by the exiting Democrat law enforcers, there is additionally no surprise.

Additionally, the fact that illegal aliens would assume that anyone with a gun would be the police (who they have been told to surrender to and claim asylum) does not seem to be surprising, considering the places they come from.

   

  1. Armed Mexican Soldiers Disarm, Question U.S. Soldiers on Texas Side of Border

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In a 20 April 2019 Breitbart article, we find that Mexican soldiers in Texas (where you have to pass a river to enter) disarmed and questioned US soldiers who encountered illegal aliens that the Mexican soldiers were escorting.

A group of five to six Mexican soldiers approached two U.S. soldiers along the border near Clint, Texas, on April 13. “The U.S. soldiers were appropriately in U.S. territory,” officials with U.S. Northern Command told CNN. The U.S. soldiers were reportedly carrying out border support operations “in an unmarked (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) vehicle,” the news outlet reported.

Officials said the Mexican soldiers pointed their weapons at the U.S. troops and removed a sidearm from one of the soldier’s belt. The Mexican soldier reportedly placed the handgun in the CBP vehicle.

An official from Northern Command stated the Mexican soldiers were armed with “what appeared to be assault rifles,” CNN reported. They said the U.S. soldiers allowed the weapon to be taken in an “attempt to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation.”

CNN reported that one of the U.S. soldiers explained, in Spanish, to the Mexican soldiers that while they were south of the border fence, they were still on U.S. soil. The Mexican soldiers eventually released the U.S. soldiers and both sides promised to de-conflict in the future, officials stated.

(Read more at Breitbart)

I just thank God that the US soldiers did not get the treatment that many Mexican officials have received at the hands of the Mexican cartels.

Of course, our liberal friends will be quick to point out that these were just “Mexican soldiers.” However, why would just Mexican soldiers be accompanying illegal aliens as they broke into the US unless those soldiers were being paid by the cartels to protect their product (human, drug, or both)?

Building a wall and controlling the entry into the US will minimize these armed incursions (or — with proper surveillance equipment — at least give us a heads-up on taking care of the situation).

   

  1. Mexican Migrants Arrested near Texas Border After Vehicle Pursuit

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Breitbart informs us in a 23 April 2019 article of how illegal aliens were arrested after a persuit.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of Mexican migrants after their smuggler led a short vehicle pursuit.

Agents in South Texas encountered a suspicious vehicle in an area well-known for human smuggling. As the agents attempted to follow, the lead driver accelerated and sped away, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.

The agents followed the vehicle, which eventually stopped. When the driver stopped, six people jumped out and fled on foot, officials stated.

A search of the area began and agents called for support from a CPB Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew. The search led to the apprehension of three subjects. The agents transported the three migrants to the station for processing and a biometric background investigation. All migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents undergo this type of background check where the agents attempt to identify the migrants and determine if they have a previous criminal or immigration record or are members of a gang.

One of the migrants required medical attention. An agent trained as an emergency medical technician treated the migrant and transported him to a local hospital for evaluation.

The records check on the migrants determined that all three came to the U.S. from Mexico. The Mexican nationals will be processed for removal under Laredo Sector guidelines.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If anyone has travelled in a pickup during the summer in West Texas, you will know that it can be a hot and uncomfortable situation even when going at normal speeds on those country roads. Think of having 19 other riders packed in with you. This is an absurd situation that was just asking to turn into an accident.

We need to build a wall and have a controlled entry into the nation so that idiocy like this is not attempted.

   

  1. Congolese Migrants Monitored for Ebola Along Texas Border, Says Official

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For those thinking that it is just Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans who are invading from the south, please consider a 15 April 2019 Breitbart article that points out how Congolese invaders are being watched for the possibilty of bringing the ebola virus into the US.

A public health official in Laredo, Texas, said 20 Congolese migrants were monitored for Ebola and other diseases in shelters in his city and across the Mexican border in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Shortly after his announcement during a Laredo City Council meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered declaring a “global emergency” in response to a massive outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“We have 8 Congolese right now in one of our shelters and a dozen in Nuevo Laredo,” Laredo Health Director Dr. Hector Gonzalez told the Laredo City Councilman George Altget during a council meeting on April 4. “For them, my concern was Ebola.” He said that due to the time element, the Congolese migrants were not developing symptoms of Ebola. “But, we’re on alert to check that,” he said.

A report from the WHO states that, as of April 10, there have been more than 1,200 reported cases of Ebola in the Congo (1,140 confirmed, 66 probable). Those cases resulted in the deaths of 764 patients (698 confirmed, 66 probable). On Friday, The WHO decided the outbreak does not yet constitute a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).”

A top Red Cross official told NBC News on Friday that he is “more concerned than I have ever been” about the current outbreak of Ebola spreading regionally. Emanuele Capobianco cited statistics from the Congolese health ministry confirming 40 new cases over a two-day period last week. NBC reported that the official called the rate unprecedented in this particular outbreak.

(Read more at Breitbart)

It is not just Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans coming across our border. During the first quarter of 2019, the US Border Patrol has apprehended illegal aliens originating from 41 different countries, including Pakistan, Romania, India, and some Middle Eastern nations.

   

  1. Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs 8 Pounds of Cocaine in Car Battery

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Breitbart tells us in a 23 April 2019 article how drugs have been discovered at the US border.

A Border Patrol K-9 in the San Diego Sector alerted to the presence of nearly eight pounds of cocaine hidden by an alleged Mexican drug smugger inside his car battery.

Agents assigned to an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 in southern California observed a red 2006 Ford Mustang approaching for inspection. During the initial inspection, agents learned the driver was a Mexican national traveling legally in the U.S. with a tourist visa, according to information obtained from San Diego Sector Border Patrol officials. The stop took place on Sunday afternoon, officials stated in a press release.

The agents referred the driver to a secondary inspection station where a K-9 “performed a sniff of the vehicle.” The K-9 alerted to the presence of an odor it is trained to detect near the front of the vehicle. Agents conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered three packages hidden inside the car’s battery.

Officials stated that the packages contained 7.85 pounds of cocaine — estimated to be worth $102,050.

(Read more at >Breitbart)

If you would like to put a dent in the “war on drugs,” then stop a few more of them at the border by building a wall. At lease the current methods of putting the drugs in packs and having illegals carry them, putting them in cars and having the drugs snuck in, and similar ploys would stop or be significantly slowed.

   

  1. Drowned Migrant’s Body Recovered from Texas Border River

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Breitbart informs us in a 22 April 2019 article of the drowning death of of four people attempting to cross the Rio Grande. Additionally, it reports on the multiple times people have been saved from the waters as they were floundering.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents recovered a drowned migrant from the Rio Grande River. This marks the fourth drowning incident in the sector’s patrol area in Fiscal Year 2019.

Marine agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station came upon the body of a migrant on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande on April 11, Del Rio Sector officials reported Monday. The agents found the body near a local water treatment facility.

“The recovery of a deceased person is one of the grimmest tasks our agents carry out,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said in a written statement. “This tragic and most recent death highlights the danger and unpredictability of the Rio Grande River.”

The Eagle Pass Fire Department assisted the Border Patrol marine agents in recovering the body. A justice of the peace made the statutory declaration of death. The body will be transported to a medical examiner’s office where an attempt will be made to identify the migrant.

Del Rio Sector officials reported four migrant drowning deaths in the Rio Grande so far this fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2019 began on October 1, 2018.

Agents recovered the first migrant’s body just five days before Christmas, Breitbart News reported. The migrant appeared to have drowned while illegally crossing the border in an area where no physical barrier exists.

On Valentine’s Day, agents recovered a second who died while crossing from Piedras Negras, Coahuila. This was about the time a group of caravan migrants arrived on the Mexican side of the border.

About a week later, the Eagle Pass marine agents recovered yet another body. Agents were not able to identify any of the deceased migrants at the time of their respective recoveries.

In addition to the four drowning deaths, at least two others died after illegally crossing the border.

Del Rio Sector agents also conducted marine rescue operations that saved the lives of dozens in distress while attempting to cross from Mexico. Many of those rescues included young children.

(Read more at Breitbart)

For all of the bleeding-heart liberals, here is your reason to build the wall. If you build it, people will stop risking their lives (and their children’s’ lives) by swimming the Rio Grande to break into the US.

   

  1. Texas Police Form Wall of Vehicles to Help Border Patrol Stop Caravan Migrants

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A 10 February 2019 Breitbart article points out how police formed a wall of vehicles to help the Border Patrol.

Police are lining up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help Border Patrol agents stop the illegal crossing of caravan migrants who arrived in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras last week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed an additional Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to the region to assist in securing the border section that has no physical barriers to prevent illegal crossings.

“Texans ask: what’s going on at Eagle Pass?” Governor Abbott tweeted. The governor’s tweet includes a photo showing a large number of DPS vehicles lined up with Border Patrol vehicles along the Rio Grande River near the border community.

DC Examiner reporter Anna Giaritelli tweeted a video showing a long line of police vehicles providing a “show of force” to warn caravan migrants from crossing illegally.


Prior to the arrival of the nearly 2,000 Central American caravan migrants last week, the Del Rio Sector already witnessed a 364 percent increase in the number of migrant families apprehended in the sector. Eagle Pass falls under the jurisdiction of the Del Rio Sector.

(Read more at Breitbart)

These law enforcers did essentially (and on a temporary basis) what the border wall will do. They created a disincentive to crossing the Rio Grande and breaking into the US (at least where they showed up).

   

  1. FLASHBACK: 7 Democrats Who Once Endorsed Border Fence, Tougher Border Security

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A 8 January 2019 Breitbart article points out the hypocrisy of the current opposition by these Democrats to the border wall. What a better reason than to help these guys and gals stop being hypocrites.

Prominent leaders of the Democratic Party once fiercely endorsed border security, and had even voted to secure a border fence along the nation’s southern border.

These stringent calls for tougher border policy appear to have ceased since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States.

In 2006, Senate Democrats — including then-senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Joe Biden — voted to secure a fence along the United States southern border. Check out the instances in which prominent leaders of the Democratic Party championed the border fence and stronger border security overall.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Let’s make certain that these Democrats are not hypocrites. Let’s build the wall that they called for and voted for.

Border news that works against Nancy Pelosi


How a enforced border keeps us healthy

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The Washington Examiner reports in a 27 January 2019 article how the Border Patrol has started to feel overwhelmed by sick illegal aliens.

Border Patrol agents have spent nearly 20,000 hours since October driving asylum seekers to and from hospitals for medical evaluations, according to newly released Department of Homeland Security data.

Since Oct. 1, 2018, the Border Patrol, which works in rural areas between border crossings, has “seen an increase in the numbers of apprehended individuals requiring medical assistance.”

A total of 2,224 migrants, primarily from Guatemala and Honduras, have been hospitalized due to health issues that could not be treated on site in the last month alone, according to a CBP statement.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

With a small (but significant) minority of our population not trusting vaccinations, we don’t need the added burden of a sick population coming into the nation. In the past, America quarantined sick immigrants.

With flesh-eating bacteria and Ebola causing problems in certain sectors of the globe, is there a reason to open up a portion of our border by not having a barrier?

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Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles

According to a 31 January 2019 article from the local affiliate of NBC, a typhus epidemic has worsened.

A veteran Los Angeles City Hall official is one of the latest victims of an epidemic of the infectious disease typhus that continues to worsen across LA County.

For months, LA County public health officials have said typhus is mainly hitting the homeless population.

But Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood, a veteran prosecutor, tells NBC4 she was diagnosed with typhus in November, after experiencing high fevers and excruciating headaches.

“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told the I-Team. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

(Read more at NBC)

Admittedly, the typhus epidemic in LA likely stems from the weather, drug use, and cleanliness issues of the homeless community.

Still, do we need to make this worse by keeping our Southern border open?

Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at US border

Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at US border

We read in a 25 January 2019 Associated Press article that an illegal alien with flesh-eating bacteria has been turned over by Border Patrol to a US hospital.

A man among a group of migrants detained in a desolate part of New Mexico near the border with Mexico has been diagnosed as infected with flesh-eating bacteria, the U.S. Border Patrol said Friday.

The man was taken to a hospital in recent days after telling a federal agent that he had a growing rash on his leg, U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Antunez said.

Flesh-eating bacteria are a rare condition called necrotizing fasciitis that spreads quickly and can be fatal. The bacteria usually gets into the body through a minor cut or scrape and can cause a serious infection that can destroy muscle, skin and other tissue.

Another 300 migrants, mostly Central Americans, were detained Thursday south of Lordsburg near an official U.S.-Mexico border crossing, Antunez said. Some had illnesses and injuries and were taken to hospitals for treatment.

The sparsely populated, desert area has experienced a significant influx of large migrant groups recently.

Nearly 10,000 migrants have been detained at New Mexico’s three Border Patrol stations since Oct. 1, officials said.
There were 12,800 detentions at the three stations from October 2017 through September 2018.

(Read more at the Associated Press)

Since this bacteria generally comes from open wounds contacting sewage in warm water, this might underscore the magnitude of the numbers coming to the US. Shouldn’t we be securing our Southern border?

Texas says it found 95,000 non-citizens on voter rolls

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Texas says it found 95,000 non-citizens on voter rolls; 58,000 have voted

According to a 26 January 2019 Fox News article, over 58,000 fraudulent voters have been identified in Texas.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Friday that the state has discovered 95,000 non-citizens on the voter rolls going back to 1996, 58,000 of whom have voted in at least one Texas election — an announcement likely to raise fresh concerns about the prospect of voter fraud.

Texas has some of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation and has been one of the main battlegrounds in the Republican-led fight against alleged voter fraud. The office, in a statement, said that 33 people were prosecuted for voter fraud last year, and 97 were prosecuted between 2005-17. There are 16 million people in Texas registered to vote.

“Every single instance of illegal voting threatens democracy in our state and deprives individual Texans of their voice,” Paxton said in a statement.

The New York Times reported that the findings were a result of of an 11-month investigation into records at the Texas Department of Public Safety. Gov. Greg Abbott praised the findings and hinted at future legislation to crack down on voter fraud.

(Read more at Fox News)

If we do not secure our voting, then we do not have verifiable elections. This needs to be fixed.

We need to prosecute those who voted illegally. Additionally, we need to take steps to ensure this does not happen again. That includes building a wall.

Migrant Caravan Swells to 12,000

Migrant Caravan Swells to 12,000 at Mexico’s Southern Border

Breitbart tells us in a 26 January 2019 article how another 12,000 potential illegal aliens have aimed at the the US Southern border.

The ranks of a new Central American migrant caravan reportedly grew in size to more than 12,000 as of Friday. The caravan is now heading to Mexico’s southern border.

Mexican immigration officials in the city of Ciudad Hidalgo, which borders Guatemala, are establishing procedures to expedite the process in which to approve one-year humanitarian visas for members of the Central American migrant caravan who are arriving daily. The one-year humanitarian visas, promised by Mexico’s new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is a newly adopted policy which allows migrants to legally travel and work during their stay in Mexico.

The new policy of handing out humanitarian visas began on January 17 in response to the new caravan of primarily Honduran migrants who left their home country and headed towards the Mexican border on January 15. Officials originally estimated the caravan’s size at about 2,000. Mexico now claims the caravan’s population swelled to over 12,000 migrants, according to local media and Breitbart Texas sources.

Officials put the new visa policy from President López Obrador in place to deal with caravan migrants as an attempt to prevent them from traveling unaccounted for throughout Mexico. Officials say it will also prevent the caravan members from having to illegally enter Mexico from Guatemala by crossing the Suchiate river.

(Read more at Breitbart)

As long as there is a better economy in the US than in Central America, it looks like this will keep up. One news source even said that one country was paying caravan members to come to the US. For this reason alone, we need a wall.

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Mortality on the border: it’s a dangerous trek

Nearly 400 Migrants Died Crossing Unsecured U.S. Border in 2018

In a 1 January 2019 Breitbart article, the deadliness of the trek to America comes into focus.

Nearly 400 migrants lost their lives while or shortly after crossing the U.S. border with Mexico. More than half died in Texas.

In 2018, at least 376 died while crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. or shortly thereafter, according to the International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrant Project. Due to the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the organization has not updated the numbers since December 21.

The organization reported the deaths of 214 men, 20 women, and four children. In addition, 138 sets of remains could not be identified by age or sex.

Of the reported 376 migrant deaths, more than 230 occurred in Texas, Breitbart News reported. Forty-eight of those occurred in Brooks County alone, which is located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.

An exact number of migrant deaths is not known because many deceased migrants are never found.

With the exception of the two Guatemalan children who died recently after crossing the border into New Mexico, the deaths of the other 374 migrants drew little attention from U.S. media.

(Read more at Breitbart)

In order to prevent people from attempting this deadly trek, we need a wall.

Democrats provide ammunition against themselves

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Democrats Offer Plan to Release All Child Traffickers at Border into U.S.

Brietbart reports in a 3 February 2019 article how Democrats have plans to release child traffickers at the US border.

The House Democrats’ first offer to President Trump in negotiations to fund his proposed United States-Mexico border wall includes a provision that would end all immigration enforcement for migrants trafficking children across the southern border.

The draft budget provides the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with $7.4 billion, nearly $850 million less than requested by the Trump administration, and funds only 1,250 beds for adults and migrant children coming across the border this year, a decrease in detention space.

Attached to that funding, though, is an immigration enforcement ban first introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and supported by every Senate Democrat. The Democrats’ offer demands that all immigration enforcement end for any adult crossing the border with a child by the end of Fiscal Year 2019.

Rather than being held in detention for a period of time, those adults and the migrant children they trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border would be released immediately into the interior of the country.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) previously called the plan the “Child Trafficking Encouragement Act” as it ensures that adults bringing children to the southern border would gain immediate access into the U.S. without fear of being deported or turned away.

(Read more at Brietbart)

Add this to the abortion-up-to-birth in New York and Virginia and tell me that Democrats care for children.

Welfare for illegal aliens


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Study: More than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

According to a 4 December 2018 Breitbart article, a vast majority of the illegal aliens in California receive welfare.

The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S.

Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of households headed by native-born Americans use welfare in California.

(Read more at Breitbart)

When the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy saying “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:8 NASB), he was pointing out the importance of work. Working to support a family establishes the leader of the family. Sacrificing for a family shows the love in one’s heart.

Therefore, when a third party (the US welfare state) steps into the family dynamic, something will give. Someone from the Black Christian community should tell these “immigrants” about the problems the US welfare state has brought by providing only a hand out with no hand up.

The Left, with its short memory, might ask “what hand up?” It seems that they forget that, from the Red Cross to many local hospitals, Christians established a charitable organizations that give to the poor. Additionally, we are the most likely to continue giving. The only thing many on the right ask of these illegals is that they turn and do it the legal way.

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63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program

A 2 December 2018 Neil Munro article on Breitbart digs through a study by the Center for Immigration Studies. In that study, almost 2/3 of all households headed by an illegal alien have been found to be using the American welfare system (as opposed to about half of that for native-born Americans).

“In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households,” says the group’s December 3 report, which relies on federal data to track migrant use of welfare.

“A very large share of immigrants are unable to support their own children and turn to taxpayer-funded means-tested programs,” the report says. “In terms of the policy debate over immigration and the implications for public coffers, this is the central concern.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

When someone else pays for a service that another person consumes, two things happen:

  1. The resources of the payer become ever more scarce.
  2. The consumer tends to over-consume.

Whether the health care system or the welfare system is the point of contention, there will come a time when there are too many nickel-and-dime charges to the system. Likewise, there will come a time when the bill will come due for welfare. I don’t know if that bill will manifest by raising limits on who gets the allotments or if they will just close the office, but the bill will come.

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Not a new problem: 2011 study shows 70% of illegal aliens in Texas received welfare

During the Obama administration, a 6 April 2011 Houston Chronicle article found that over 70% of illegal aliens in Texas received welfare.

Thirteen years after Congress overhauled the American welfare system, 57 percent of immigrants with children — those in the country legally or not — use at least one government, welfare program according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies.

In comparison, 39 percent of native-born Americans with children are signed up for welfare, the report found.

In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance, with illegal immigrants generally receiving benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children, according to the study, written by a think tank that favors reducing immigration into the U.S.

Overall, Texas tied with California and New York for the second highest immigrant welfare rates behind Arizona.

We should note that the study takes an expansive view of what constitutes a government welfare program, so programs such as reduced-price school lunches for low-income students are classified as welfare, according to CIS’ methodology.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

What can I say? We have known about this for years, but have done little to change the issue.

Border-related media hyperventilation (or not)


First, the events the media is hyperventilating over

U.S. closes Mexican border crossing, repels some migrants with tear gas

Reuters slanted the reporting of an illegal alien attack on Border agents so that the aggressors seemed to become the victims.

U.S. authorities shut the country’s busiest border crossing and fired tear gas into Mexico on Sunday to repel Central American migrants approaching the border after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed the asylum-seekers would not easily enter the country.

The Mexican government said it had retaken control of the border crossing after nearly 500 migrants tried to cross the U.S. border “in a violent manner,” and vowed to immediately deport Central Americans who attempt to enter the United States illegally.

(Read more at Reuters)

As someone who has seen the commerce that crosses the border both ways continuously, I don’t welcome the shutdown of the border. However, in a nation of laws (that is, in a nation that doesn’t let one class break the law while holding other classes accountable) we need to stick to the law.

The problem is that, from Johnson to George W. Bush, the topic of illegal immigration took a back seat in most political action. Obama (rather than keeping with the law he claimed 22 times not to be able to change), he used memos to establish his DAPA and DACA programs. Now that a Texas lawsuit has paved the way to the end of DAPA, hopefully, a similar fate will meet the other example of presidential fiat. Still, when the dust (or tear gas) settles, will Congress do something? Will they build a wall (other than the walls that surround their gated communities)?

 

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The border rushing and tear gas happened in the Obama administration — just not the media hype

Tear gas used once a month at border under Obama

The Washington Times explores in a 26 November 2018 article how the border patrol regularly used tear gas.

The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Homeland Security data.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.

Use of CS rose again in fiscal 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.

Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.

The data poses a challenge to the current anger over the Border Patrol’s use of tear gas Sunday to prevent a mob from busting through sections of old border fence in California.

(Read more at The Washington Times)

In addition to the fact that the Obama administration either directed or allowed its border agents to use tear gas as a means of crowd control, there are certain alternative media outlets that have suggested that the tear gas scenes have been staged (refer to the video in the tweet below).

 

If these “tear gas” scenes are nothing but the fabrications of liberal activists, I hope that the alternative media has strong connections with the people.

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2013: Border Patrol: crowd confronts agents

A 25 November 2013 San Diego Union Tribune article describes a confrontation between border agents and illegal aliens during the Obama administration.

A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said.

The incident has raised concerns among advocates on both sides of the immigration debate, as well as Border Patrol representatives.

Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego said they didn’t know beforehand about the plan to rush the border, and they worry that desperation is driving homeless deportees to make a bold bid to rejoin their families in the United States.

Border-security groups see this situation as evidence that the border remains unsecured, something they said should be fixed before Congress considers proposals to grant legal status to unauthorized immigrants.

And Border Patrol representatives worry that Sunday’s confrontation could be a political protest, which they said agents want to avoid — especially when it involves the potential for loss of life.

The incident occurred about a quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro border crossing in the Tijuana River channel. No one was seriously injured, no shots were fired and no arrests were made, said Mary Beth Caston, a Border Patrol spokeswoman.
The group first approached a lone agent stationed about 1/8 of a mile north of the border. They ignored his commands to stop, so he fired pepper balls to try to stop them and protect himself, Caston said.

As the crowd kept advancing and throwing rocks and bottles, she said, more agents came to the scene and used other “intermediate use-of-force devices” to push back the group. The agents also contacted Mexican law enforcement.

(Read more at The Washington Times)

 

For the liberals who won’t believe the totals by the Washington Times, please refer to your own San Diego Union Tribune and the PBS in San Diego.

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Obama used tear gas at the border, too

A 27 November 2018 National Review article brings up some good points regarding crowd control over the last decade or so.

Making the click-through worthwhile: the Obama administration’s history of using tear gas on the border; the ugly decade for General Motors takes another unexpected turn; the question of whether American voters punish politicians who solve problems instead of rewarding them; and another case of progressive activists focusing on the convenient targets instead of the responsible ones.

From the coverage of the Customs and Border Patrol using tear gas, one could easily be led to believe that this was an unprecedented escalation in tactics from the Trump administration.

Nope

The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Homeland Security data.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.

Use of CS rose again in fiscal 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.

Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.

A recent Washington Post article about the use of tear gas by the Border Patrol talks a lot about the Chemical Weapons Convention, the use of poison gas in World War I, and Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons — as if any of that is comparable to the use of tear gas. The Chemical Weapons Convention explicitly says, “Riot control agents may not be used as a method of warfare but may be used for certain law enforcement purposes including riot control.”

As Mr. Geraghty points out in this National Review piece, this is all about seeing that the crowds of “migrants” do not get stopped by anything as inconsequential as a border.

For information on the group supporting the invasion, I suggest reading The people behind the Mexican “caravan” by Bunkerville.

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Things the media should just discuss – violence South of the border

2018: Mexican cartels viscously attack the weak

Audio: Mexican Cartel Gunmen Execute Passengers After Car Chase

When Nancy Pelosi asks what we could fear about illegal immigrants, we might want to refer her to a 21 November 2018 Breitbart article covering the cartel’s murder of the passengers of a truck they had chased. Except for the fact that the cartels play a large part in bringing illegals to America — something that won’t change no matter how lax the Democrats make our laws — this shouldn’t matter to Americans. However, since not enforcing our border (the way the Democrats want) invites them in, they and the following story should be on our minds.

Therefore, consider this story as it was related by Breitbart

A group of cartel gunmen in the Mexican border state of Sonora opened fire on a truck they were pursuing, causing a crash. The attackers rushed to the scene to finish off the passengers on Sunday.

A group of gunmen opened fire during a high-speed chase of another vehicle in Cajeme, causing the truck to lose control and flip over, according to local reports. The gunmen then approached the vehicle and opened fire on the defenseless occupants–killing two and wounding two others, according to eyewitnesses. An audio recording of a call to authorities was on Facebook.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Most would think that the media would inform us of an impending danger on our Southern border. However, it does not fit their narrative of compassion for certain poorly-defined groups (which I could fall into due to my olive-colored skin).

Still, since we live in a world where the media sacrifices safety to their god of social justice and political correctness, we can only take note and hope for an eventual reaction in the populace.

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Things the media should just discuss – imported murderers

Illegal immigrant killed 3 after ‘sactuary’ release from custody

A 11 November 2018 Fox News article details a murder of three that did not have to happen except for the Democrat concept of “sanctuary” cities.

An illegal immigrant accused of a triple murder in Missouri was previously jailed and released in New Jersey on domestic violence charges, authorities said, putting the spotlight on the conflict between local and immigration authorities nationwide.

Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, a native of Mexico, is charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding two others on Nov. 1 and fatally shooting a woman the next day.

He was being held on domestic violence charges at the Middlesex County Jail in New Jersey in December 2017 and was released in February, NJ.com reported.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they placed a detainer on Perez while he was in custody, but the request was not honored nor was the agency notified when he was let go, said Corey Price, acting executive director of ICE.

(Read more at Fox News)

Although most of us would like to pretend that this happens rarely, truth tells us that MS 13 has been among us from Houston to Boston for years — while more try to stream in among the invaders of the “caravan”.

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Illegal kills man in ‘horrific’ hit and run

As recorded by a 2 September 2018 Breitbart article, one illegal alien killed a North Carolina man in a hit-and-run accident.

Neri Damian Cruz-Carmona, a 26-year-old illegal alien, allegedly left Jamar Rashaun Beach dead on a Raleigh, North Carolina street after he hit the man and fled the scene of the accident, according to police.

Cruz-Carmona turned left in his Honda car and failed to yield the right of way, hitting Beach on his motorcycle and killing him, police say. Following the crash, the illegal alien fled the scene, according to police, leaving Beach dead.

(Read more at Breitbart)

As mentioned in previous posts, I have noted that Christians have a duty to protect the weak (Psalm 82:3; Proverbs 31:8-9; Isaiah 1:17; and other verses — such as those listed at this post’s end) and encourage people to obey the law (Romans 13:1-5; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17; and many other verses).

To further these goals, we must support lawmakers (and laws) that first protect our poor and secondly reward the helping of the poor (wherever they find themselves). Finally, as a nation of laws, we must encourage obedience to the law (until that law can be fully demonstrated to contradict God’s law).

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Illegal immigrant kills teen bicyclist in hit-and-run

An 18 June 2018 Daily Caller article reported on the senseless loss of a high school student at the hands of a drunk illegal.

An illegal immigrant was charged on Thursday after killing a high school teen in a hit-and-run in Michigan.

Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda, a 21-year-old Mexican national who was working at a Burrito King in the area, pleaded not guilty to reckless driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Cerda, driving a Honda Odyssey minivan, struck 14-year-old Justin Lee as the teen was riding his bicycle. Credo was reportedly driving in excess of speed limits and was on the wrong side of the road when he hit Lee. Witnesses say he sped off immediately after the accident.

Police tracked down and arrested Cerda in Lansing, Michigan, and they believe he was trying to get back to Mexico.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Was this illegal alien only committing the crimes that Americans were unwilling to commit?

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Illegal immigrant kills FBI agent and fire marshall, gets only $280 fine, not required to show up in court

According to an 8 July 2018 BizPackReview article, an illegal killed an FBI agent and fire marshall and got away with a slap on the wrist.

An illegal immigrant from Guatemala avoided jail after being convicted of negligent driving for driving for hitting and killing an FBI agent and a fire marshal standing on the side of a highway.

Roberto Garza Palacios, 28, who overstayed his visa, was instead ordered to pay a $280 fine for killing Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Special Agent Carlos Wolff in December, the Washington Post reported.

(Read more at BizPackReview)

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Bible verses mentioned

On protecting the weak

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
(Psalm 82:3 NASB)

Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
(Proverbs 31:8-9 NASB)

Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.
(Isaiah 1:17 NASB)

Honor widows who are widows indeed; (1 Timothy 5:3 NASB)

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.(James 1:27 NASB)


On obeying the governing authorities

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.  Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.
(Romans 13:1-5 NASB)

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, (Titus 3:1 NASB)

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. (1 Peter 2:13-17 NASB)

Updated 3 stories on why protecting our borders remains important


100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

In a 18 October 2018 Canada Free Press article, the CFP shows how we cannot trust our security to the nations to our South.

In a startling revelation, Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this?

A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education

Guatemala has long been known as a major smuggling corridor

A terrorist could have easily slipped in considering the minors, coined Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), were not properly vetted and some turned out to be violent gangbangers who went on to commit heinous crimes in their adopted land of opportunity. In fact, the nation’s most violent street gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), was energized by the barrage of UACs.

The Texas Department of Public Safety even issued a report documenting how the MS-13 emerged as a top tier gang in the state thanks to the influx of illegal alien gang members that came with the UACs. At the time more than 60,000 UACs—many with criminal histories—had stormed into the U.S. in a matter of months. Tens of thousands more eventually made it north.

(Read more at the Canada Free Press)

As we know from years of experience, Muslim organizations (especially ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the like) would like to attack America. This Democrat-staged invasion seems like a big opportunity for an attack to occur. While many of the main stream media will claim that there is no Democrat support for the migrant march, many of us have a hard time believing that because we remember the People Without Borders that pushed migrants toward our borders in April 2018, September 2016, and other dates.

Guatamalans en route into Mexico

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Caravan of 3,000 Central American migrants crosses into Mexico

The Guardian reports in a 19 October 2018 article that the numbers of potential invaders has swollen to 3,000.

Thousands of Central American migrants have defied Donald Trump and streamed over the international bridge from Guatemala into Mexico, where some clashed with riot police in an attempt to continue their journey north.

Singing the Honduran national anthem and chanting “Yes we could!”, the crowd of about 3,000 people – including entire families pushing wheelchairs and strollers – walked across the bridge over the muddy Suchiate river on Friday afternoon.

Locals cheered and handed out bottles of water, while Guatemalan police officers stood to the side of the road and watched the migrants pass.

Ivys Osorio, 31, said he was trying to return to Houston, where he lived for 16 years before he was deported in 2016 – and where his wife still lives. “I thought they weren’t going to let us cross – but now I feel getting closer to her,” he said.

(Read more at The Guardian)

Considering that these people have marched singing the national anthem of their homeland, obviously they have no interest in becoming Americans. By the fact that they have presented demands on several occasions, they don’t seem to have an attitude of working with Americans.

According to some reports, many of these have joined this trek to escape violence. However, the problem with breaking the law to escape lawlessness is that the lawless escape brings its own lawlessness. So, as many across America have seen, with the escaping maid, there is MS-13.

The Secret Service stops an ISIS attack on Trump

How the Secret Service foiled an assassination plot against Trump by ISIS

The Daily Beast revealed the foiling of an ISIS plot against Trump in a 12 October 2018 article.

(T)here was a plot against President Trump’s life in Manila—a shocking fact revealed in United States Secret Service: On the Front Line, a two-hour special airing on the National Geographic Channel Sunday night that—for the first time—provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the workings of the Secret Service, and the complex measures they take to protect the president of the United States.

President Trump (codename: “Mogul”) was due to arrive in the bustling city to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and other South Asian leaders at the ASEAN 50 summit in November 2017. Chad Ragan, a special agent in the Presidential Protective Division, was the Secret Service agent in charge for the trip; Audrey Gibson, a special agent in the Protective Intelligence & Assessment Division (aka “The Bubble”), served as his eyes and ears.

The Secret Service comprises four main teams: Protective Intelligence; Uniformed Division; Protective Operations; and Investigations. The Protective Operations team includes those in the “inner circle,” standing steps from POTUS, and special ops, such as countersnipers and the K-9 explosive detection unit. Protective Intelligence analyzes threats against the president, both on and offline. The Uniformed Division guards the White House or anywhere POTUS goes. And Investigations monitors the motives of people who make threats against the president.

(Read more at the Daily Beast)

If ISIS made an attempt on President Trump’s life in 2017 and if the New Mexico Islamists plotted to use children to kill more American children (not to mention all of the Islamist attacks during the Obama years), what can we lose by protecting our borders?

Immigration issues


Fair Points: Illegal immigration hurts the environment and impinges our safety

In the following video, a former border patrol agent illustrates and describes the environmental issues and safety issues driving a need for a border fence.

It runs over 1900 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, but only about a third of it is actually fenced off. We’re talking about the US-Mexico border and it’s dividing America in half.

There’s the Open Border lobby which opposes common-sense immigration reform like added border security and building a wall — then there’s the rest of America that wants national security first.

The state of California has become a battleground for the immigration debate because of its sanctuary laws. So we travelled to San Diego, a neighboring city to Tiajuana, Mexico. There we met Chris Harris who served as a Border Patrol agent for 20 years.

A Trump supporter faces deportation

A San Diego Union Tribune article documents the plight of a minister who supports President Trump, but finds himself awaiting deportation proceedings.

Jorge Ramirez, an Oceanside minister and unauthorized immigrant, didn’t think he would end up in line for deportation when he encouraged his U.S. citizen daughter to vote for now-President Donald Trump.

In line with his conservative religious beliefs, Ramirez considers himself a Republican, he said in an interview at Otay Mesa Detention Center, where he is awaiting deportation proceedings. Border Patrol picked him up after staking out his house early one May morning, and he’s been in the detention facility since.

Ramirez said he does not know why he is being targeted for removal from the U.S. The Trump administration has said that it is targeting criminals and those who have already been ordered deported. Ramirez said he falls into neither category.

“Trump said, ‘Let’s keep all the good people here and all the bad people out,’” Ramirez said.

“That’s great, but I’m here,” Ramirez said of his detention situation. “If I’m here, anybody can be here. I’m not saying I’m the best person in the world, but I’ve tried to live a good life.”

Ramirez worked as a satellite television technician, and frequently went to Camp Pendleton. Issues with his security clearance brought him to the attention of authorities in December.

He said he supports the Republican agenda on both fiscal and social issues and that he still supports Trump.

(Read more at the San Diego Union Tribune)

Vice President Pence calls ICE agents heroes

A 6 July 2018 USA Today article discusses how Vice President Pence characterized ICE agents as “heroes.”

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday offered unqualified support for the government’s front line officers in the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement efforts in the face of calls for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“We are with you 100 percent,” Pence said during a visit to ICE headquarters. “We will always stand proudly with our brave heroes of Ice and the Border Patrol.

“Under President Trump, we will never abolish ICE.”

Pence’s appearance along with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen comes as the Trump administration has been engulfed in controversy for separating young children from their undocumented parents as part of a “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy.

President Donald Trump abruptly halted the policy last month under mounting political pressure. The government now faces court-ordered deadlines to reunite nearly 3,000 children with their parents.

“The calls for abolishing ICE are not only outrageous, they are irresponsible,” the vice president said.

Pence said increasing public criticism against the agency was even putting officers and their families at risk, asserting that the agency was being “attacked and demeaned… at an unprecedented rate.”

“These attacks against ICE officers and their families must stop and must stop now,” he said.

He specifically cited Democratic lawmakers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, saying their calls for shuttering the agency were “spurious” and “must stop.” He said the calls to abolish the 20,000-person agency responsible for apprehending undocumented immigrants in the interior of the U.S. have spread far beyond the “radical left.”

“The truth is that opposition of ICE has moved to the center of the Democratic Party itself, just when you thought the Democrats couldn’t move farther to the left,” he said.

Pence’s remarks drew applause from agency staffers gathered in an office studio.

(Read more at USA Today)

Tweets illustrating the need for border control

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Harvard Harris Poll finds 81% of Americans want to cut legal immigration

According to the 7 May 2018 Voice of America article quoting a Harvard Harris poll, 81% of Americans want an end to legal immigration (possibly in order to allow our economy to take care of our own needy).

Immigration remains a hot button issue in American politics as the November midterm elections approach, and surveys of likely midterm voters suggests a large majority of Americans support limits on legal immigration.

According to an April survey (PDF) from the Polling Company, a conservative research firm, nearly two-thirds of Americans support reducing legal immigration.

The Washington-based company asked likely voters, “Current federal policy adds about one million new immigrants with lifetime work permits into the U.S. each year. Knowing this, which is closest to the number of new immigrants the government should be adding each year?”

Sixty-four percent said “the federal government should be adding less immigrants with lifetime work permits.” This sentiment was shared among men, women, Republicans, Independents, Democrats and Hispanic/Latino voters.

Those surveyed were asked to choose between six levels of immigration, more than two million, 1.5 million, one million (the current level), 750,000, 500,000 or 250,000 or fewer. Almost half (49 percent) the respondents chose 250,000 or less, 11 percent chose 500,000 and four percent said 750,000. Seventeen percent agree with the current level of one million per year.

The Polling Company findings are similar to a January Harvard/Harris poll(PPT) on Americans’ attitudes toward immigration.

Harvard/Harris found 81 percent of those surveyed favored less immigration than the current rate. It found nine percent want no immigration, 35 percent want less than 250,000 immigrants, 19 percent wanted between 250,000 and 499,999 and 18 percent wanted 500,000 to 999,999.

The Polling Company found about 60 percent support a path to citizenship for so-called Dreamers if their relatives are not given priority to enter the country.

Harvard/Harris found 77 percent of Americans said Dreamers should be given a path to citizenship, but 60 percent also do not want their family members to be given immigration priority.

Dreamers, who were brought to the United States illegally as children, have been allowed to remain, but have not been given legal residence. Under U.S. law a citizen or legal permanent resident can sponsor relatives from their home country to move to the United States.

The ability to bring one’s family is called “chain migration” by opponents and “family-based immigration” by proponents.

Almost 60 percent (59 percent) of both poll’s respondents said immigrants should only be able to bring in their spouse and minor children. Currently, parents, siblings and some non-nuclear family members can immigrate.

(Read more at the Voice of America)

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Once we required immigrants to contribute to the social fabric. Now, 51% of immigrants in US on welfare

OneNewsNow reports in a 12 August 2018 article that the Center for Immigration Studies has found 51% of immigrants (both legal and illegal) are on welfare.

A research report revealed that more than half of legal and illegal immigrants living in the United States are receiving some sort of welfare benefits from the government.

The study also divulged that immigrants residing in the U.S. use 57 percent more taxpayer-funded food stamps than Americans who were native-born.

“In September 2015, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a landmark study of immigration and welfare use, showing that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one federal welfare program – cash, food, housing or medical care – compared to 30 percent of native households,” CIS reported.

Drain on the economy?

This interprets to nearly $2,000 more in federal money received by immigrant households than native-born families nationwide.

“The average household headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) costs taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare benefits, which is 41 percent higher than the $4,431 received by the average native household,” CIS’s Jason Richwine divulged.

In several categories, immigrants are more costly to the American taxpayer than the native-born residents receiving federal aid.

“The average immigrant household consumes 33 percent more cash welfare, 57 percent more food assistance, and 44 percent more Medicaid dollars than the average native household,” Richwine added. “Housing costs are about the same for both groups.”

It was shown that immigrants from Panama all the way up to the southern border of the U.S. cost American taxpayers more than migrants from any other part of the world.

“At $8,251, households headed by immigrants from Central America and Mexico have the highest welfare costs of any sending region – 86 percent higher than the costs of native households,” CIS’s Richwine revealed.

A comparison between illegal aliens and legal immigrants was also made.

“Illegal immigrant households cost an average of $5,692 – driven largely by the presence of U.S.-born children – while legal immigrant households cost $6,378,” CIS’s report stated.

Low levels of education and poor performance at school are to blame for immigrants eating up such a large proportion of America’s welfare dollars.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

The Compassionate Choices Showcased by Bob Price


Often, liberal groups claim the high ground in the immigration debate by asserting that their side holds a monopoly on compassion. However, a number of sources have shown the hollowness of their claims.

To illustrate that point very well, on 12 July 2017, the Lance Roberts show hosted Bob Price of Brietbart Texas who went far to show another side of the argument. During that radio interview, a number of Mr. Price’s articles were mentioned that pointed out the compassion that closing the border would present for various of those involved in illegal immigration.

Compassion for Woman Left Hanging on the Arizona Border by Human Smugglers

A 11 July 2017 by Mr. Price details how human traffickers left a woman hanging while they made their getaway.

“Agents assigned to the Tucson Sector observed the woman’s plight as they patrolled the International Border Fence east of Nogales, Arizona. Human smugglers, likely connected to Mexican drug cartels, attempted to put the woman over the fence by lowering her from the top with a harness and hoist rope, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.

While lowering the woman, the smugglers saw the approach of the agents and abandoned her. The woman attempted to climb back up, but could not reach the top. Agents found her hanging approximately 15 feet in the air.

Border Patrol agents notified the Nogales Fire Department and requested assistance in safely recovering the woman from the border fence. Rescue technicians from the fire department arrived and safely recovered the woman.

Agents arrested the woman and determined she received no injuries during the human smuggling attempt. Officials did not disclose her age or nationality.

(Read more at Breitbart Texas)

Compassion would create a barrier that would discourage people from attempting this idiocy. Additionally, compassion would create real jobs in Mexico that do not just funnel money to the existing power brokers.

Compassion for Illegal Aliens Abandoned in a Locked Cargo Truck in Houston

While many Houstonians complained about the 90+ degrees and humidity, Houston police rescued a dozen illegal aliens left to die according to an 11 July 2017 Breitbart Texas article.

“Houston police officers rescued a dozen illegal aliens, including an underage girl, from what was nearly a certain death situation. The smugglers locked the 12 individuals in the cargo area of a truck in the afternoon Texas heat.

Police officers arrived on the scene to find that human smugglers had locked 12 illegal immigrants in the cargo area of a Penske rental box truck on Houston’s southwest side. The temperature inside the cargo bay was in excess of 100 degrees, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

Rescuers arrived just in time to prevent their deaths, Texas prosecutors stated. ‘Thirty more minutes and this could have been a dozen homicide cases,’ Berg stated. ‘The quick action of the Houston Police is commendable.’ “

(Read more at Breitbart Texas )

Until liberals can prevent human traffickers from abandoning people in deadly situations (as not only with the cargo truck mentioned above, but also on the back roads mentioned below), the liberals cannot truthfully claim a high ground.

Compassion Comes Too Late for Illegals Collapsing on the Road in 2017

According to a 22 June 2017 Breitbart Texas article, more illegal aliens have died in Brooks county in 2017 than have died in previous years.

“Illegal immigrants attempting to circumvent the Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, are dying in higher numbers due to the recent heat wave. Brooks County officials report the number of dead bodies recovered this year is up over last year. This week, three bodies were found in a single day.

Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas he is very concerned about the death toll potential as they move into the hottest months of the year. ‘We are at 24 (bodies recovered) so far this year,’ Sheriff Martinez said. ‘This is well ahead of where we were this time last year and we ended last year with 61.’

Martinez said the numbers of people migrating through the county’s rural area is down because border crossings are dramatically down. ‘However, because the cartel-connected human smugglers are move vigilant about our patrols and that of Border Patrol agents, they are dropping their people off further south and west.’

‘That means they have further to walk, more days in the fields,’ the sheriff explained. ‘The longer they are out there, the more at risk they are. These coyotes don’t care about the people they smuggle. If they fall behind or become injured, they are just left behind to die.’

Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Marlene Castro reported that they also rescued several migrants in the brush this week. Kingsville and Falfurrias agents rescued four subject who had been left behind by human smugglers. Three of them were found after they called 911 for assistance. One of those, an Ecuadorian national, had to be transported to a hospital for immediate medical attention.

Castro described the scene where three deceased aliens were found at various locations in the Rio Grande Valley Sector on Tuesday. In the first, agents in Brooks County arrested one migrant who had been abandoned by the smugglers and left to die. That migrant reported that his traveling companion had died from the heat. He led the agents back to his fallen comrade.”

(Read more at Breitbart Texas)

Compassion May Have Helped the 61 Illegals Who Died in 2016 in Rural Brooks County

In a 1 January 2017 Breitbart Texas article, Bob Price explains how bad it was during 2016.

“As the year end closed out in one Texas county, the remains of sixty-one human smuggling victims had been recovered in what has become known as the Brooks County killing fields.

Brooks County is not a border county. In fact, it is located about 80 miles north of the border. Yet it is the focus of human smuggling activity in South Texas that often leads to death for many of those who have paid for illegal transportation around a Border Patrol checkpoint.

‘The Border Patrol checkpoint is located right in the middle of our county,’ newly sworn-in Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas Sunday morning. ‘There is no way to move through the county for these human smugglers other than to attempt to sneak their human cargo through the checkpoint, or march them around the checkpoint and through the dangerous ranch lands in the county. This is where the deaths occur.’

Martinez told Breitbart Texas his county has recovered the bodies or remains of 61 people in 2016. ‘This happens because the human smugglers have no regard for human life,’ Martinez said. ‘They will simply abandon anyone who cannot keep up with the group – leaving them to die from heat exhaustion, dehydration, or exposure to the elements.’

Breitbart Texas has accompanied Sheriff Martinez and other Brooks County deputies to the scene of body recoveries in the past. The rotting bodies and picked apart bones tell a tragic story of what must have been a horrifying and excruciating death for these people who paid as much as $6,000 to cartel-connected human smugglers to get them safely to their destination.”

(Read more at Breitbart Texas)

Compassion Provided 10 Years Ago Might Still Be Too Late for 552

Through a 11 November 2016 Breitbart Texas article, Bob Price relates the following tale.

“The sheriff-elect in one of Texas’ poorest counties reports that over 550 illegal immigrants have been found dead over the past 10 years.

The sheriff must now determine how to deal with the resulting humanitarian crisis caused by open border policies.

Brooks County Sheriff-Elect Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas his county has been overwhelmed by the numbers of illegal immigrants flooding in from the Rio Grande Valley.

‘The coyotes who attempt to smuggle these people around the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint are ruthless,’ Martinez said. ‘If anyone becomes injured, dehydrated, or exhausted, and can’t keep up, they simply abandon them and leave them to die.’

The result of these forced-march migrations through the dangerous ranch fields in Brooks County has led to the deaths of hundreds.

‘We have recovered the bodies or skeletal remains of 552 people over the past ten years,’ Martinez reported. ‘This is a very dangerous trek these immigrants take as they attempt to circumvent the Border Patrol’s inland checkpoint.’

The Falfurrias Checkpoint is located on Highway 281, the main north-south corridor from the Rio Grande Valley to Texas’ major human smuggling hubs of Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.

‘The only way to get their human cargo through is to attempt to pack them in the trunks of cars or in the back of trailers going through the checkpoint, or march them through the fields of the ranches in the county.’ “

(Read more at Breitbart Texas)

A Collection of Articles Written by Sources South of the Border
Show a Need for Compassion There

A article posted on 11 July 2017 under the heading of Cartel Chronicles details an army-like cache of weapons found in Mexico.

“NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — The criminal organization known as Los Zetas managed to amass a military arsenal in this border city that included Russian-made RPGs, .50 caliber rifles, grenade launchers, machine guns, and thousands of ammunition rounds.

The arsenal was seized by members of the Mexican Army 8th military region during a surveillance operation. Information released by the military revealed that the weapons cache was hidden inside a house controlled by the cartel.

The soldiers were patrolling the streets of the Toboganes neighborhood when they spotted a group of gunmen. As the soldiers approached the gunmen, the group fled setting off a short chase. The gunmen went inside a home and managed to escape through the back entrance.

When the soldiers went into the house, they spotted a large weapons cache and began seizing the arsenal. According to the Mexican army, they seized a Russian-made RPG, five grenade launchers, three .50 caliber Barrett rifles, two G3 H&K rifles, 91 other rifles including AR-15s and AK-47s, and 13 .40mm grenades.

Authorities also seized 30,000 ammunition rounds, close to 1,500 magazines, and 20 military-type uniforms and other tactical gear. “

(Read more at Breitbart Texas and the Cartel Chronicles)

Relevant Bible Verses

To Those Who Would Break The Law

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. (Romans 13: 1-7 NASB)

Although many Christians living between AD 37-41 would rather ignore these verses establishing the authority of human government (including that of Caligula). Nonetheless, all of us are called to submit to the established government.

For Those Who Might Take Advantage of the Alien

You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow’s garment in pledge. But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and that the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I am commanding you to do this thing. (Deuteronomy 24:17‭-‬18 NASB)

Although this verse cannot be used to justify breaking the law, it does point to those who might take advantage of the powerless.

So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:19 NASB)

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