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Did President Trump Cave on DACA or Not? | Jan 10 2018

Trump’s TV-Show Exposes Democrat Weakness, GOP Unity, in Amnesty Fight

|| Breitbart

“President Donald Trump’s riveting spectacle of televised bipartisanship exposed the Democrats’ political weakness in the amnesty debate — and also revealed remarkable GOP unity on the goal of ending the nation’s chain-migration system.

Time after time, Democrats pleaded for a quick passage of unpopular ‘dreamer’ amnesty while also promising a later-meaning-never debate over popular immigration reforms, such as the elimination of the visa-lottery and the chain-migration system, which doubles the annual inflow of legal immigrants.

Time after time, in contrast, GOP leaders wrapped themselves in sympathy for the 670,000 DACA illegals while insisting that Congress must implement Trump’s popular policies by ending the huge visa-lottery and chain-migration programs which are slowly but steadily freezing Americans’ wages while turning Republican states blue.

A key moment came when Trump invited GOP Majority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy to shut down the Democrats’ demand for a quick amnesty by touting the president’s immigration priorities as a must-do item:

[Democrat] SENATOR FEINSTEIN:  … What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure?  Like we did back — oh, I remember when [Sen. Ted] Kennedy was here and it was really a major, major effort, and it was a great disappointment that it went nowhere … Would you be agreeable to that?

THE PRESIDENT:  I think a lot of people would like to see that, but I think we have to do DACA first.

REPRESENTATIVE MCCARTHY:  Mr. President, you need to be clear though.  I think what Senator [Diane] Feinstein is asking here: When we talk about just DACA, we don’t want to be back here two years later.  We have to have security, as the Secretary would tell you … But, let’s be honest.  Security was voted on just a few years ago [in 2013], and, no disrespect, there’s people in the room on the other side of the aisle who voted for it.  If I recall, Senator [Hillary] Clinton voted for it.  So I don’t think that’s comprehensive; I think that’s dealing with DACA at the same time.  I think that’s really what the President is making.

It’s kind of like three pillars: DACA, because we’re all in the room want to do it; border security, so we’re not back out here; and chain migration.  It’s just three items, and then everything else that’s comprehensive is kind of moved to the side…

THE PRESIDENT:  And the lottery.

REPRESENTATIVE MCCARTHY:  And the lottery.

The GOP’s new agreement with Trump’s pro-American goals allows him to ostentatiously delegate the task of negotiating the legislation to a bipartisan group of legislators, knowing that he is only going to get back a bill that he likes. He said:

I will say, when this group comes back — hopefully with an agreement — this group and others from the Senate, from the House, comes back with an agreement, I’m signing it.  I mean, I will be signing it.  I’m not going to say, “Oh, gee, I want this or I want that.”  I’ll be signing it, because I have a lot of confidence in the people in this room that they’re going to come up with something really good.”

Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin quickly argued that Trump’s priorities were too time-consuming to debate, so Congress should just rubber-stamp a quick amnesty — with a few token provisions on the border, chain-migration and the visa lottery. For example, Durbin’s allies have suggested a meaningless tweak of chain-migration laws for green card-holders, and for conversion of the visa-lottery into green-cards for migrants with “Temporary Protected Status.”

But he was contradicted by McCarthy’s ally, GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee, who is expected to unveil a Trump-approved and McCarthy-backed immigration bill on Tuesday.

SENATOR DURBIN:  You said at the outset that we need to phase this … We have a deadline looming and a lot of lives hanging.  We can agree on some very fundamental and important things together on border security, on chain, on the future of diversity visas.  Comprehensive, though, I worked on it for six months  [in 2013]  … and it took us six months to put it together.  We don’t have six months for the DACA bill.

[Goodlatte]:  We’re not talking about comprehensive immigration. Take a look at our bill and let’s talk some …

SENATOR DURBIN:  You’ve mentioned a number of factors that are going to be controversial, as [Democratcic Rep.] Steny [Hoyer] has mentioned.

THE PRESIDENT:  But you’re going to negotiate.  Dick, you’re going to negotiate.  Maybe we will agree and maybe we won’t.  I mean, it’s possible we’re not going to agree with you and it’s possible we will, but there should be no reason for us not to get this done.

Democrats at the event were defensive because many polls show why they cannot defend their cheap-labor goals in public, nor can they make a direct threat to shut down the government if they do not get their amnesty.

Throughout the televised event, Trump played the role of even-handed moderator, even as he repeatedly invited Republicans to show unity behind his popular immigration principles, including the border wall. For example, he declared that Democrats do not disagree with his goal of ending chain-migration — which is actually a foundation of the Democrats’ political strategy because it delivered a huge flow of government-dependent voters to the polling booths.”

…Continue reading more @ Breitbart

NY Gov Cuomo Copies California Gov Moonbeam in Pardoning Illegal Aliens | Dec 28 2017

Cuomo Copies California Sanctuary State Laws, Pardons 18 Illegal Immigrants

|| Daily Caller

“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mimicked California Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach to immigration Thursday, pardoning 18 convicted illegal immigrants who were facing deportation.

Cuomo, a Democrat, praised himself on Twitter for his compassion, before linking to a New York Times article supporting the move. Cuomo claimed the federal government is “tear[ing] families apart” with the current immigration policy and felt he was taking the “critical step” to defend those who were unfairly targeted.

.. ..

Brown faced backlash in the media Wednesday for his sanctuary state policy, from a man whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in 2010. Don Rosenberg lost his son Drew Rosenberg when Roberto Galo from Honduras slammed into him with his car and continously him over in an attempt to escape.

Galo had been stopped by the San Francisco police months earlier for driving in the wrong direction down a one-way street without a license. He was not arrested, and instead police cited and released him.”

….Continue reading more @ Daily Caller

Mexican Drug Cartels Send a Message with Bridge Hangings in Baja Tourist Spot | Dec 23 2017

Six men found hanged from bridges near Mexico tourist spot Los Cabos

|| Guardian UK

“The bodies of six men have been left hanging from three different bridges near the Mexican tourist resort of Los Cabos on the Baja California peninsula on Wednesday, local authorities said.

The authorities did not give details on what happened to the men, but drug gangs often hang the bodies of their murdered victims in public to intimidate rivals. Drug gang violence is set to make 2017 Mexico’s deadliest year in modern history.

Two bodies were found on a bridge in Las Veredas, near Los Cabos international airport, and two on a different bridge on the highway between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, local prosecutors said in a statement.

In a separate statement, the prosecutors said two further bodies were found on a third bridge near the airport.

An official from the prosecutor’s office, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bodies of the men had been hung from the bridges.

Violent crime has spiked in Baja California, particularly around the once peaceful resort of Los Cabos visited by million of foreign tourists every year. Los Cabos’s police chief, Juan Manuel Mayorga, was shot dead last week.

Mexico is on track for its most violent year since records began, with the rise of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, now one of the country’s most powerful, and disputes between other criminal groups fueling murder rates.

On Tuesday, authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua said 12 people were killed in clashes between armed groups.

The governor of the state of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis, said that authorities were investigating the incidents near Los Cabos.

“I condemn these acts and any expression of violence. Today more than ever in #BCS we should be united,” he said via Twitter, using the hashtag for the state’s initials.

Homicides have more than doubled in Baja California Sur this year, with 409 people killed through October, from 192 in all of 2016. In June authorities said they had found a mass grave with the bodies of 11 men and three women near Los Cabos.”

….Continue reading more @ The Guardian UK

 

Mexican Drug Cartels Begin Hangings in Cabo San Lucas | Dec 21 2017

Mexican Cartel Hangs Six Bodies from Overpass in Cabo San Lucas, La Paz

|| Breitbart

“Gunmen hung the bodies of six men from three overpasses and left narco-messages in the tourist hotspots of La Paz and Cabo in Baja California Sur. The gory scenes greeted morning commuters and served as a reminder of the raging violence between rival cartels.

The battered corpses hanging from the overpasses of this popular tourist region highlight the apparent inability of the Mexican government to control cartel violence and provide security for its citizens. The bodies were found in the early morning hours first in La Paz, along the highway that leads to the airport, Mexico’s Revista Proceso reported.

Around the same time, the bodies of two other men were spotted hanging from an overpass along a highway leading to the Los Cabos International Airport. Soon after, authorities responded to another report of two men in the tourist hotspot of Cabos San Lucas.

Responding police units later the discoveries at each location, requiring the investigators from the state attorney general’s office as well as forensic experts to process the crime scenes and collect the bodies. The cartel practice of hanging bodies from bridges appears to not have been previously seen in Baja California Sur.

While rare in the tourist hotspot, the practice is alive and well in other parts of Mexico where cartel violence continues to escalate. Breitbart Texas recently reported on three men who had been left hanging from an overpass in the coastal state of Nayarit.

The banners left behind at the three separate crime scenes appear to have been a message by Los Guzmanes and Los Tegoripeños, threatening their rivals.

In recent months, the once quiet area around Baja California has seen an escalation of cartel violence that led to the deployment of military forces to take control of public security duties, Breitbart Texas reported. The violence is linked to a fight for control by the Sinaloa Cartel and Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).

“Los Guzmanes” relates to a cell working for the Sinaloa Cartel that is controlled by the relatives of jailed leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. “Los Tegoripeños” appears to be an allied regional unit. The Tegoripeños surfaced in early November when narco-messages began to appear in La Paz and Los Cabos, warning the governor and law enforcement agencies to align with them Mexico’s SDP reported.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

 

Dawn La Paz and Los Cabos with 6 bodies hung from Highway overpasses

|| BCS Noticias

“Faced with this situation, the security elements belonging to the Mixed Command, as well as the members of the fire brigade, are already performing maneuvers to lower the bodies.

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS) . During the early morning of this Wednesday, December 20 of the current year, it was learned that 6 bodies had appeared hanging on different bridges in the municipalities of La Paz and Los Cabos; it is known that along with these events, organized crime would have left narcomensajes, although they were withdrawn at the moment and their content is unknown.

In the municipality of La Paz, the events occurred at the stroke of 6:00 am, when the security elements were mobilized after the warning was given that in the Chametla neighborhood, on the bridge that is located in the intersection of the highway to the north, in the direction of the International Airport of La Paz, would be 2 bodies without life, hanging from the middle of the construction. Both bodies are male and remain as strangers.

On the other hand, around 4:45 am in the municipality of Los Cabos, it was reported that in the Las Veredas neighborhood of San José del Cabo , there were 2 male people without life, found on the airport access bridge. .

Minutes after 5:00 in Cabo San Lucas, at kilometer 4.5 of the transpeninsular stretch San Lucas – San José del Cabo , two people found dead hanging from the bridge that is located on the site…”

….Continue reading more @ BCS Noticias

 

 

Judicial Watch Sues State of California over Voter Registration System | Dec 15 2017

They sued for Clinton’s emails. Now they want information on California voters

|| LA Times

“California’s top elections officer and 11 county registrars have been asked to hand over detailed voter registration records or face a federal lawsuit, a request that centers on new accusations that the records are inaccurate.

The effort by the conservative-leaning organization Judicial Watch seeks an explanation for what its attorneys contend are official records that don’t match the group’s estimates of the legally eligible voting population in the counties, including Los Angeles County.”

We want the actual data,” said Robert Popper, an attorney for the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

The effort was sharply criticized Tuesday by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who said he has yet to make a final decision on how to respond.

“It’s bad math and dubious methodology,” Padilla said of the accusations.

Judicial Watch has recently attracted attention for its aggressive effort to gather emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as U.S. secretary of State, as well as documents related to the 2012 attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

The latest effort seeks information about two separate lists of registered voters. Like other states, California elections officials maintain both an “active” and “inactive” list of voters. In a letter sent to Padilla last week, the group charged California officials don’t have “an accurate record of eligible voters.”

The exact size of the alleged errors is unclear. Judicial Watch declined a request from the Los Angeles Times to provide the full details of its voter registration analysis.

“We may be in litigation shortly,” Popper said when asked why the information won’t be shared.

Those details, however, are at the heart of the complaint. Judicial Watch alleges that adding together the active and inactive voter lists in the 11 counties produces a total number of voters significantly larger than the estimate of voting-age citizens calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The organization used the ACS five-year average for its baseline of eligible voters.

The letter to Padilla claims that combined registration in the counties — Imperial, Lassen, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Stanislaus and Yolo — exceeds 100% of the eligible voting population. Popper said his group believes it’s important to include both active and inactive voters in the tally — because inactive voters can show up and cast ballots.

“There are a lot of different ways that a system can be abused,” he said. “When you get a really big inactive list, like they have in California, it’s a sign that things aren’t going well.”

Dean Logan, the registrar of voters for Los Angeles County, countered that the two lists are quite different. He said the inactive voter list is more like “a fail-safe to make sure that people are not administratively disenfranchised.”

Even then, elections officials argue the lists shouldn’t be compared with ACS data, which are compiled with caveats about population accuracy.

“Voter registration is not a survey,” Gail Pellerin, registrar of voters in Santa Cruz County, said in questioning Judicial Watch’s methodology. “We deal in real facts.”

Pellerin said Santa Cruz County has 44,172 names on its inactive list, and only 12 of them came forward to cast ballots last November. A voter on an inactive file who moves to a new residence must cast a provisional ballot — which isn’t counted until elections officials confirm the person’s eligibility. In her county, Pellerin requires voters who are on the inactive list due to not voting to recite their entire address and sign new registration forms under penalty of perjury.

“We want our voter file to be as accurate as possible,” she said.

Rules governing the list of inactive voters in each of California’s 58 counties are dictated by both state and federal election law. Elections officials aren’t easily able to discard the registration of voters who stop casting ballots. Last year, a long-awaited statewide voter registration database went online that allows counties to quickly maintain records that can track the movement or death of voters.

The Judicial Watch allegations come on the heels of intense debate over President Trump’s unproven claims of massive 2016 voter fraud in California and other states. Those comments led to the creation of a presidential commission on voter fraud, whose leaders have asked for similar details — names, addresses and birth dates — regarding California voters as the new legal complaint.

Padilla, who has twice refused to give the information to the presidential panel, said he doesn’t believe the new allegations are a coincidence.

“To me, it’s clearly part of a concerted effort, a continued attack on voting rights and setting the stage for the Trump administration to roll back voting rights,” he said.

Judicial Watch’s letter warned a federal lawsuit is possible if active and inactive voter data aren’t turned over next week. Padilla said he hasn’t yet decided how, or when, to respond to the request.”

…..Continue reading more @ LA Times

 

Mexican Troops Deployed to Los Cabos to Quell Epidemic of Drug Violence | Nov 29 2017

Mexico Deploys Military to Pacific Beach Resort Areas to Quell Cartel Violence

|| Breibart

“In response to the cartel violence that has engulfed the once peaceful tourist beach resort towns of La Paz and Los Cabos in Baja California Sur, the Mexican government announced the deployment 2,000 military and police officers to restore peace.

The Mexican government deployed 1,200 Mexican Navy Infantrymen and 800 federal cops called Gendarmes in an apparent response to the recent murders of the state’s human rights commissioner Silvestre de la Toba Camacho in Los Cabos and a state police commander in charge of the communications system in La Paz. As Breitbart Texas reported, Baja California Sur has gone from 147 murder cases between January and October in 2016 to having 409 during the same time frame in 2017.

Ricardo Barroso Agramont, a senator of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), told local news outlet BCS Noticias that the Mexican Navy would assume command of the state and local police forces in La Paz and Los Cabos.

The Gendarmes or gendarmerie is a federal force created in 2014 for hotspots where the local municipal and state police are unable to control cartel violence. The Gendarmerie officers receive special training in Colombia, Chile, Spain, France, and the United States.

This escalation of violence in Baja California Sur is linked to a split within the Sinaloa cartel and a push by the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) to take control of key beach resort areas.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

Foreign Nationals Now the Majority in Silicon Valley Jobs | Nov 22 2017

Report: Foreign Nationals Outnumber Americans in High-Paying, White-Collar Silicon Valley Jobs

|| Breitbart

“Foreign nationals now outnumber Americans in high-paying, high-skilled, white-collar jobs in Silicon Valley, California – the hub of the United States tech industry.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group President Carl Guardino touted the statistic in a report, revealing that 57 out of every 100 jobs in Silicon Valley that require at least a bachelor’s degree are taken by a foreign-born resident.

The revelation comes as President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has led an initiative to increase educational funding of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields while ignoring the issue of mass immigration and multiple visa programs that have led to Americans being replaced by foreign nationals.

For instance, Ivanka helped secure $200 million of the Department of Education’s grant funds towards STEM fields, Breitbart News reported.

At the same time, Ivanka endorsed a plan to give amnesty to illegal aliens who have been shielded under a President Obama-created temporary amnesty program. Such an amnesty would have the potential to lead to a chain migration whereby between 9.9 million and 19 million foreign nationals enter the U.S. over the next few decades, further crowding out Americans from the workforce.

The growing foreign-born population taking jobs in Silicon Valley comes as nearly 500,000 Americans graduate in the STEM fields every year who are forced to compete with a booming foreign-born population in the U.S. and foreign workers who are imported by outsourcing firms and major tech conglomerates.

For example, the H-1B visa, which brings more than 100,000 foreign workers to the U.S. every year, has been used quietly by tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to import a cheaper, foreign workforce, as Breitbart News reported. The H-1B visa allows for Americans to be displaced from their white-collar jobs, and sometimes they are even forced to train their foreign replacements as a stipulation of their severance.

Every year, more than 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S., with the current foreign-born population booming to an unprecedented high of roughly 44 million individuals. Mass immigration to the U.S. has been at the expense of American workers in the working and middle-class who have been forced to compete with foreign labor while their wages have remained stagnant.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

 

Dem Congressman Who Oversees Sexual Harassment Settlements is Under FBI Investigation

|| theGatewayPundit

“It turns out that the Democrat swamp creature who oversees Congressional sexual harassment settlements is under FBI investigation.

Democrat Congressman Bob Brady of Pennsylvania is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, Newsweek reported.

Brady is apparently Congress’ most trusted man to oversee sexual harassment cases. Amazing.

Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady, who oversees the settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination complaints, is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, documents showed Tuesday.

Brady, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, which gives him power over settlement payments with taxpayer dollars. The office also works to prevent sexual harassment in Congress.

The FBI obtained a search warrant for Brady’s emails.

There is probable cause to believe that Brady and his associates “were involved in the commission of several crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, producing false records, false campaign contribution reports, and violating limits on campaign contributions and expenditures,” the court papers say. “Brady’s email account is likely to contain evidence of these crimes.”

Brady’s campaign associates were also indicted last month.

A man like Bob Brady can easily be bribed or blackmailed since he is compromised. He is not fit to be in a position of power over other men who are desperate to make their sexual harassment cases disappear. This dynamic further stacks up against female victims who are abused and intimidated by powerful men in DC.”

….Continue more @ TGP