Immigration, Politics

Majority of Republican Women Want Border Shutdown

A new Fox News poll conducted by Braun Research, Inc., reveals that nearly 4-in-5 Republican women think shutting down the U.S.-Mexico border is a “good idea” to stop the illegal immigration crisis. When all GOP voters are added together, support for shutting the border tallies at 75 percent not including the support of 30 percent of swing voters. Immigration was also revealed to be the biggest issue for 40 percent of Republican voters polled and 20 percent of all voters. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Nearly 4-in-5 Republican women say shutting down the United States-Mexico border is a “good idea” to stop surging illegal immigration, while more than 4-in-9 Republican voters, overall, say President Trump is “not tough enough” on illegal immigration, a new poll finds.

The latest Fox News poll conducted by Braun Research, Inc. finds that about 46 percent, a plurality, of GOP voters want Trump to be tougher on illegal immigration and the United States-Mexico border.

When pollsters asked, “Do you think the Trump administration is too tough in its treatment of illegal immigrants to the U.S., not tough enough, or about right?” only eight percent of Republicans said Trump was “too tough” on the issue, while 46 percent said he was “not tough enough.” Roughly 41 percent of GOP voters said his handling of the issue has been “about right.”

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Immigration, Issues

The Silent Crisis in America

Amid the battles in Washington, DC, around the country and at our borders, one crisis has until recent months flown far under the American radar. The opioid crisis has crashed onto the cultural scene as rampant addictions to fentanyl and other opiates, which have claimed the lives and livelihood of tens of thousands of Americans, have skyrocketed.

Among those ruined lives are stories of innocent victims who have fallen prey to an epidemic of addiction and abuse of prescription drugs resulting from routine pain management prescribed by medical professionals. This epidemic has spawned a new black market of illegal opioids crossing our borders at a rate and in quantities that rival illegal narcotics.

Tyler Borstein was one such victim. Recognized as a gifted athlete from an early age, Tyler excelled at every sport he played. But when an injury forced him to seek medical attention, pain management was naturally a part of the process of recuperation. Tyler was prescribed opiates to mitigate the pain which quickly led to an addiction that outpaced his doctors’ legal limits to prescribe. That addiction led to heroine and ultimately to an overdose which took his took at the age of 23.

Tyler’s story is tragic and one that is all too familiar to families and communities across the country. It is a tragedy that led Tyler’s family to establish Hope United a organization created to raise awareness to students, parents and communities about the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse. Hope has reached thousands of students in the US and continues an aggressive campaign to raise awareness across the country to stop the tragedy of addiction in its tracks.

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Immigration, Issues, Politics

1.7 Million Illegals Pending Deportation Still in the US

Some 1.7 million illegal immigrants from Central America and Mexico are still living the in the U.S. despite active or pending deportation orders. That’s double the population of South Dakota. According to federal documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), more than a half million of them are from Mexico. “The illegal immigration problem in America is bursting at the seams,” IRLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox said in a statement. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

There are more than 1.7 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico who have deportation orders or pending deportation orders that have yet to be deported from the United States.

Documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reveal that there are roughly 1.74 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico that continue living in the U.S. despite orders to be deported.

The federal data found that there are nearly 645,000 illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico who have final orders for deportation and about 1.1 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico with pending deportation orders.

These illegal aliens include:

574,170 from Mexico
446,551 from El Salvador
380,912 from Guatemala
339,443 from Honduras

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Immigration, Issues, Politics

NPR: “Busloads” of Migrants Arrive at U.S.-Mexico Border

Nancy Pelosi and the Left are determined to deny the very real humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border to thwart the border security declaration by President Trump. Now, however, that narrative is starting to slip, as even the NPR says that “busloads” of illegal immigrants/asylum seekers are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. As a result, illegal crossings have reached a 10-year capacity, while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are overwhelmed. According to a Border Patrol report, the number of illegal immigrants who have been snagged by the Border Patrol attempting to cross into the U.S. has surged 90 percent compared with this time last year. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

While Democrats insist that there’s “no crisis at the border,” left-leaning NPR reports that illegal border crossings just hit a 10-year high and migrants are literally arriving by the “busload.”

“Since last year, Border Patrol agents say, they have routinely encountered large groups of a hundred or more migrants at the border, many of them arriving by bus from Guatemala,” NPR reports. “According to immigration authorities, the passengers consist almost entirely of families and children who are looking for Border Patrol agents to turn themselves in to. Agents say they’ve encountered 70 large groups since last year.”

The numbers are staggering: Over the last five months, the number of migrants attempting to cross the border picked up by Border Patrol has increased over 90% over the same period last year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection say they’ve picked up a stunning 260,000 people since October and 66,000 in February alone.

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Immigration, Issues, Politics

100,000 Illegals May Rush the Border This Month

According to a Washington Post report, some 100,000 detentions of illegal immigrants are anticipated this month, a 39 percent increase from this time last year. The Post also claims that the onslaught is causing Border Patrol to default to “catch-and-release.” U.S. court restrictions on the government’s ability to keep children in immigration jails-and the sheer volume of people arriving-have left Homeland Security agencies [on the border] defaulting increasingly to the overflow model Trump deplores as “catch-and-release.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Violent criminal aliens, gang members, and drug smugglers continue to exploit gaps in border barriers in the Rio Grande Valley Sector to move into the U.S. from Mexico.

Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station patrolling near Roma, Texas, came upon a Salvadoran national who had just crossed the border illegally last week. The agents transported the man to the station where they conducted a biometric background investigation on the subject, according to information provided by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials.

The background investigation revealed the man to be a previously deported criminal alien who is a member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). His record includes an extensive history in New York, where police arrested him for criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use and resisting arrest, officials stated.

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Immigration, Media, Politics

NYT: Trump’s Border Security Reforms Working

Apparently, refusing to roll out the red carpet for illegal immigrants is working to deter them. According to a report by the New York Times, one-third of the 6,000 migrants forming the November caravan of “asylum” seekers decided to go back to Central America. “Data from Mexican officials suggested that harsh policies he [Trump] has introduced to crack down on asylum seekers may already be achieving some of its intended effects,” reports the Times. In that same article, the typically anti-Trump paper also admits that aspiring illegal immigrants joining the caravan are not fleeing persecution or gang violence but seeking economic opportunities in the U.S., a distinction that disqualifies them from asylum. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

A New York Times‘ article on the migrant caravans shows President Donald Trump’s border security reforms are successfully curbing the northward flow of migrants.

One-third of the 6,000 migrants who reached the border just in the November caravan have given up their effort to cross the border, the Times says: “Data from Mexican officials suggested that harsh policies he has introduced to crack down on asylum seekers may already be achieving some of its intended effects.”

The article by the establishment outlet is important because it validates Trump’s analysis and proposed fixes for the growing problem of cheap-labor migration. For example, the article shows that Trump’s critics admit his policies are working: “It may look like it’s working in the short term,” Ms. [Michelle] Brané said, “But I don’t think it’s a long-term solution. It’s driving people further into the shadows and that’s exactly the opposite of what we [pro-migation groups] want.”

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Bipartisan Standing Ovation on House Floor for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime

In one of the most optimistic signs for ending the border security stalemate between the White House and the Democrat-led House of Representatives, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were moved to give victims of illegal alien crimes a standing ovation on the chamber floor. The symbolic gesture happened on Wednesday as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy read out 50 names of Americans, many of them policemen, killed by illegal immigrants as evidence of why the “status quo” keeping open borders must end. Quoth McCarthy: There have been 266,000 criminal aliens arrested in the last two years. This includes charges or convictions of 100,000 assaults, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Three hundred Americans die every week from heroin. And more than 90 percent of heroin comes across the Southern border. And roughly 10,000 children are being smuggled into the U.S. every year to be sold for human trafficking. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday gave victims of illegal alien crimes a bipartisan standing ovation on the floor of the chamber as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy read out the names of Americans killed by illegal aliens in a lengthy speech.

McCarthy began his speech bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy on the government funding battle that has protected the “status quo” on immigration, a system that has led to serious consequences for American citizen victims of illegal immigration.

McCarthy said on the House floor:

At a time when the country expects its leaders in Washington to look forward, this House majority is looking backward. When our country expects solutions, they are using this chamber to settle political scores. As hundreds of thousands of Americans painfully experienced, portions of our federal government were shut down for 35 days. A shameful record under this majority’s watch.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Border Patrol Wives Invite Nancy Pelosi to Visit

The wives of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a personal Facebook invitation to visit them in Texas to see firsthand why a border wall is necessary. “[A wall] will allow them to do their job more efficiently and give them more time-if they are by themselves-have another agent meet them. It is definitely needed,” Border Patrol wife Renea Perez argued on “Fox & Friends.” The group also called out Pelosi on her political games with their husbands’ paychecks, blasting: “We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.” Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

A group of women whose husbands patrol America’s southern border along the banks of the Rio Grande are inviting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to come to Texas so she can see first-hand why a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is desperately needed.

“We would like to show you around! You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/boyfriends/fiances/wives/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!” Jill Demanski wrote in the letter posted on Facebook.

Demanski added: “We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.”

 

 

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