Democrats Try to Beto Smash the Border Wall

By: Gabriel E. Miller

In a recent MSNBC interview with Chris Hayes, Democrat Beto O’Rourke (the former senator candidate for Texas) said that he would take down the southern border wall.

O’Rourke said, “Yes, absolutely. I’d want to take the wall down.”

This may be a strategy that the Democrats try to use as a narrative for the 2020 Presidential Election, or it shows their true colors, that Democrats want open borders.

In January, Texas Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar said in a CNN interview, “We know walls don’t work, that they don’t stop drugs, that they don’t stop immigration.” She also mentioned that she was open to destroying existing parts of the wall.

New York Democratic Senator Kristen Gillibrand told Fox News on Friday, “I could look at it and see which part he means and why if it makes sense I could support it.”

At the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, O’Rourke said,


“We don’t need another wall, we don’t need another fence, because let me tell you this. Walls do not, as the president has claimed, save lives, walls end lives. In the last 10 years… 4,000 of our fellow human beings have lost their lives trying to cross into the United States to work jobs no one born in this country dare work. To be with family which is a human right, that we should honor.”


O’Rourke calls for illegal immigration on the basis that people should be with their families and because people died trying to commit an illegal act.

In Business Insider’s article listing the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2017, Tijuana, Mexico ranked number five. Tijuana is a border city with the United States’ city of San Diego. O’Rourke would compromise the security of the American people by taking down the border wall.

According to the New York Post, after the walls were erected in San Diego, it cut illegal border crossings by 95 percent.

This new attitude to border security is surprising as, in 2006, prominent Democratic leaders such as Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, and then Senator Barrack Obama voted for a border wall.

Now Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi and others call the border wall “immoral”.

France: Wealthy liberals complain about refugees settling next door

By Nikos Tsinakis

The saying goes: You reap what you sow.

Residents of an elite liberal upmarket area in Paris city are complaining about “unwanted neighbors” as the city’s communist councilors seek to turn a public park into a refugee shelter. The new refugee shelter is planned to be built in the outskirts of Bois De Boulogne park, the second largest park in Paris, located next to the city’s elite 16th district, which currently hosts the French Open 2018 tennis tournament.

The idea was presented a few years back by communist party councilors and has previously been rejected on grounds of the planned site would be too far away from any public transportation;  Jean-Noël Aqua, a Communist adviser, said: “It would be nice if the whole territory, including the west of Paris, contributes to the effort of welcoming migrant people.”

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The mayor of Paris- a socialist


Despite this plan has been placed on the drawing board since 2015, it is now finally coming to fruition, it is not a coincidence that the current refugee settlements in the city are expanding rapidly due to the increase in the “migrant” population, with as many as 550 refugees currently arriving in Paris each week. Such a high number of newly arrived Africans and Middle easterners settling in the city have created an interesting sight- refugee tent camps spiraling out of control. Last week, the Grande Paris Run was even canceled due to a major migrant camp had been established on the route the race was supposed to run through. It becomes obvious that the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo herself must take actions towards land acquisition to ‘de-escalate’ the situation.

Looks like the Mayor of Paris and socialist party member Anne Hidalgo is playing catch up with Sadiq Khan in a race to see who can destroy their formerly prosperous city first.

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A vibrant display of diversity- tent city in Paris



The authorities in charge of the luxury district voiced their concerns about these new neighbors moving in, pointing out the possibility of these refugees not adhering to French values which would create conflicts with residents already living in the posh area. Funny enough, these concerns weren’t expressed when “migrants” were settled in other parts of France and Paris, no vocal protest was made until the safety of the elite is in jeopardy.

Several interviews were conducted on the local residents by RT back in 2015, the residents showed mixed opinions as the old ones were concerned about the refugees not being able to integrate while the younger residents demonstrated to be more open and blindly accepting towards the idea. A younger girl said: “We should put ourselves in their perspective and see the challenges they face after escaping their war-torn countries.”

Parisians voted a socialist Mayor in place, now they must face the consequences of frequent terrorist attacks and increase in general violent crimes correlating with the increase in third world migrants.

Illegal Immigrants Aided To Avoid Feds Through New Soros-Funded App

By Stefan M. Kløvning

Washington, Immigration – A new app has recently been released with the intent to undermine law enforcement’s ability to enforce 8 U.S. Code §1325 on illegal immigration. The app is called Notifica, and is specifically designed by the Soros-backed immigrant youth network United We Dream (UWD), ‘precisely to have a plan of action at you’ by making it easier for illegal immigrants to send one-click alerts to family members, friends and lawyers in case law enforcement officers come on the door or they are in risk of being detained.

It is by no measure the first time Soros’ Open Foundations Society has stood on the forefront in defence of immigrants, though many of them may be illegal. Between 2004 and 2014 they donated about $76 million to the cause.

The Open Foundations Society is still not the biggest supporter of the network. They donated $75,000 to them in 2010. The Ford Foundation, for instance, gave them a staggering $2.3 million in 2013. United We Dream was also one of the 31 organizations ‘supporting social justice’ which Colin Keapernick supported last year, providing them a donation of $25,000. Other donors include

  • Anonymous
  • Arcus Foundation
  • Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
  • Four Freedoms Fund
  • Hagedorn Foundation
  • Hill-Snowdon Foundation
  • Houston Endowment
  • J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Latino Giving Houston
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Unbound Philanthropy
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
  • Wild Geese Foundation

In 2013, their income was over $5 million, but in 2014 and 2015 it has been about $3 million.

UWD started as a project of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), which received $206,453 in government grants between 2008 and 2010, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch. NILC has had a central role in Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has shielded hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. In other words, the tax-money of the American people are being used to protect people whom have no legal right to stay in the country.

Former President Obama, is, however, far from the only politician who has aided illegal immigrants in this manner. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, for instance, tipped off immigrants in the city in February, ahead of an ICE operation to look for illegal immigrants, many of whom were suspected of criminal offences beyond just crossing the border illegally. She regret nothing of the decision, though being condemned by ICE, the President, and many others. She’s one of those politicians who seem to care more about the interests of the non-citizens than the citizens.

The app is developed from the demand of simple communications in their networks as an increasing amount of law enforcement officers are guarding the U.S. Southern border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration, especially with consideration to the recent central-American caravan seeking citizenship in the United States. Adrian Reyna, director of Membership of Technology and Strategies for the UWD, reasoned that ‘when something actually happens, most people don’t know what to do at that moment,’ and that they should have a tool – such as this app – to get a plan whenever they may need one. Damaris González, a recipient of the DACA program along with her two sisters, has, along with her sisters, downloaded the app. She was brought into the U.S. in 1985 illegally, and states that Notifica ‘will make it easier for my family to contact me in the case, God forbid, something may happen.’

On the other side of the story, however, the app is being used as a way to evade the law. Co-founder of the Hispanics for Trump group, Marri Velasquez, said she was not surprised by the release of the app, adding ‘It’s like fugitives, always running around trying to find the new thing. … They use Nextdoor.com and other network groups to alert each other.’ She also said that she thought that Notifica wouldn’t make much difference since there are so many other apps they make use of.

Should they have the possibility to evade the law in this manner? There seems to be a degree of entitlement in the illegal immigrant community, in that they believe it’s their ‘right’ to be in the country and to receive citizenship despite their already having broken the law of the land. As they stay in the country, and aid each other in order to prevent being caught by the authorities, it’s almost like they believe they’re above the law, above the law of that nation and all nations, claiming themselves to be ‘citizens of the world.’  And as the drug cartel business is still being a problem in the relation between Mexico and the States, control of who comes in and out of the country is crucial. Business like this among the illegal immigrant community undermines this control.

 

Israel Reached Deal with U.N. to Deport African Migrants to Western Countries

Image: © AP Photo/ Oded Balilty

By Stefan M. Kløvning

Israel, Immigration –  The Israeli government announced on Monday that they had reached a deal with the United Nations High Commissioner to deport around 16,250 migrants to Western countries like Canada, Germany, Italy and Scandinavian countries, most of which are from Eritrea and Sudan, a plan they intend to implement over the next five years. They also promised to keep 18,000 of the migrants themselves, and to offer them temporary status in Israel, which they contend will be reevaluated after the five years have passed.

This deal changes the circumstances dramatically from Israel’s initial decision to start mass deportations of the Africans to countries like Rwanda and Uganda on April 1 along with $3,500 – a highly controversial proposal as many of the immigrants fleeing war and abuse also finds problems in other countries in Africa, and right groups have argued that this would only endanger them further. More specifics about the inadequacies of Israel’s former plan has been provided by U.N.’s refugee agency, who said that the migrants relocated in the other African countries the past few years had been subjected to abuse, torture and even death, and called the Israeli government to reconsider its position – something they have now done. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted this at the press conference of the announcement, where he admitted that ‘legal constraints as well as political difficulties on the part of [Uganda and Rwanda]’ led to the cancellation of the original deportation plans.

It was even worse earlier this year. In January, for instance, the Israeli government warned the Eritrean and Sudanese immigrants that they would have to get out of the countries within 90 days or get imprisoned. The month after, Netanyahu announced that the 40,000 undocumented migrants from Africa would face indefinite detention if they didn’t leave voluntarily – a plan which the High Court (Supreme Court of Israel) temporarily suspended on March 15 until the revision of an anti-deportation petition. The Israeli government claims to have no obligation to keep these migrants, most of whom are job seekers. They have said previously, however, that women, children, families, and those escaping the genocide in Sudan’s western region of Darfur would be exempted from deportation. A 28 year old university student in Jerusalem, Monim Haroon, who escaped from Darfur five years ago, said that ‘as asylum-seekers we don’t care where we are going to be as long as it is a safe place, and these countries are willing to protect us and we can live with human dignity. If we will get status here in Israel there are a lot of things we can learn about how to build our country when we are able to go back. Israel is like a school for us.’

The complications regarding Israel’s immigration policies have arisen following criticism by nationalist Jews, who demands the right-wing government to be skeptical to immigration as they want to keep their ‘promised land’ and national home to themselves. Other Israelis, however, are open to such immigration, creating an ambivalence and moral dilemma for the government to make decisions on the issue. Netanyahu has stressed his position, asserting that too much African migration to the country would ‘endanger [Israel’s] Jewish and democratic nature.’

The significance of African migration to Israel is most commonly observed in southern Tel Aviv, which has come to be called ‘Little Africa’ due to its high concentration of African migrants. Netanyahu vowed that he would prioritize the rehabilitation of the neighbourhoods in this region in the actualization of the deal. His office has already created a special committee, headed by former Kadima MK Avigdor Yitzhaki, which aims to improve the quality of life in this region.

The deal has been widely commended in Israel, by all from members of the opposition Zionist Union to the left wing Meretz party. Shelly Yamchimovich of the former party, for instance, tweeted that the agreement was ‘a great victory of civil struggle and the voice of morality and reason against racism and xenophobia. The roadmap seems to be a moral, international, and worrying face, for the first time, to residents of the southern neighborhoods [of Tel Aviv].’ Tamar Zandberg, the new head of the Meretz party, agrees, calling it ‘simply an amazing and inspiring achievement of a determined and just civil and public campaign.’

Israel has built a fence along its border with Egypt over the past years, but about 64,000 Africans have still managed to get across the border illegally since 2005, though many thousands of them have left since then. This description by NBC News, however, is misleading. As Aron Heller points out in his article for ABC News, the influx of tens of thousands of African immigrants stopped after Israel completed the barrier in 2012, but Israel succeedingly ‘struggled with what to do with those already in the country, alternating between plans to deport them and offering them menial jobs in hotels and local municipalities.’

 

Thousands of Illegal Immigrants to flood US Border from Mexico Within Months

Image: Luc Forsyth

By Stefan M. Kløvning

Over a thousand Central Americans have been marching through Mexico the past week, on the way to crossing the US-Mexico border and seek asylum in the US. They are claiming to flee poverty, political unrest and violence, and come to seek a better life in the US. This has recently been revealed by Buzzfeed reporter Adolfo Flores, who has followed the caravan for the last few days. Flores says that

For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States. Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.

The caravan is organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras (English: People Without Borders), and are seeking to help Central Americans reach the US, bypassing both authorities seeking to deport them and gangs and thugs known to assault vulnerable migrants. Pueblos Sin Fronteras counted around 1200 people participating in the march on the first day, 70% of which are from Honduras.

The immigration wave from Honduras is rooted in Juan Ornando Hernández being elected president there last year, causing political unrest and violence as a ‘highly contested election,’ according to Flores.

The participators of the caravan hopes to be granted asylum when crossing the border to the United States, or that US immigration authorities will completely ignore them crossing the border illegally. This is certainly an ambitious project for the Central Americans, especially considering that the United States now has a president which based much of his Presidential campaign on promising to restrict immigration from Mexico, and seeking to build a wall between the countries. This horde of illegal immigrants will impose a challenge on the Trump administration, however, as immigration authorities will have difficulties regulating about a thousand people flooding the border at once. They hope this to be the case. Rodrigo Abeja, one of the organizers of the caravan, said to the people before entering Mexico from Guatemala: ‘If we all protect each other we’ll get through this together.’

The caravan was organized into groups of 10-15 people before the journey started. Each of these have their own tasks in the caravan, for instance responsibility for food, security or logistics. They’ve also made it so that five groups constitute a sector in the caravan. The organizers say this structure is meant to make the migrants empower themselves.

Flores updated his story on Friday afternoon, announcing the caravan to currently be located in Santiago Niltepec in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. This is still very far from the US-Mexico border, as they’ve only been marching through Mexico the past week, but the organizers estimates that about 2/3 of them seeks to end up in the United States (by asylum or illegally) when they get so far. The participants of the caravan has shown real persistence thus far, so the US government should really start discussing what they should do about this issue before they arrive at the border within the next few months.

Updates on the caravan can be seen regularly on Flores’ Twitter account.

Oakland Mayor Warned Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Ahead of ICE Raids

Photo by: Jane Tyska

By Stefan M. Kløvning

Oakland, National Security – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) has been widely criticized after having sent a notice to the public warning that the Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) would be conducting raids on February 24. Mrs. Schaaf says she does not regret her decision. The day after the operation was conducted, she shared the messaged on Twitter:

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Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan later announced that there were about 800 undocumented immigrants ICE was unable to document due to this move. He also criticized Schaaf for being no better than a ‘gang lookout’ shouting ‘police’ when they come to the neighborhood, but that this was rather shared with a whole community. He further noted that ‘This is a whole new low, to intentionally warn criminals that law enforcement is coming.’ Criminal defense attorney Jonna Spoilbor said on Fox News that this was a ‘text-book definition of obstruction of justice,’ and that Schaaf has risked up to 10 years emprisonment. She added that she couldn’t see how Schaaf could get around being found guilty of obstruction, as it is such a clear case with the warning to a whole community that the law enforcement is coming to investigate.

Criticism isn’t all Schaaf has received following this decision, however. She has for instance been supported by Senator and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamara Harris (D-CA), who’ve asserted that she stands behind Schaaf’s decision ‘100 per cent,’ because she was doing what she thought was in the best interest of her community.  Harris has been critical of the decision of the Justice Department (DoJ) to file a lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws, saying the administration is trying to ‘turn back the clock,’ and that they’re ‘scared of the future.’ She also opined that ‘this administration [Jeff Session’s DoJ] is using our tax dollars to engage in a political game instead of what’s in the best interest of Californians.’

What kind of people were ICE targeting in their raid? A total of 232 illegal immigrants was arrested during the operation, where 180 of them ‘were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States,’ according to ICE. These arrests also include 115 people whom ICE claimed to have ‘had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.’ ICE said that the state’s ‘sanctuary city’ legislation had restricted the agency’s ability to enforce immigration laws.

Even when knowing she is under federal investigation, Schaaf still doesn’t regret her action after all the backlash, saying that ‘I did what I believe was right for my community as well as to protect public safety. People should be able to live without fear or panic and know their rights and responsibilities as well as their recourses.’

A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that ca. 47% of American voters agree with Spoilbor that Schaaf should be prosecuted by the DoJ for obstruction of justice.

ICE spoke of the consequences of her decision in a recent press conference:

Recent legislation has negatively impacted ICE operations in California by nearly eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state by prohibiting local law enforcement from contracting with the federal government to house detainees.

Ultimately, efforts by local politicians have shielded removable criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and created another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect.