Soccer Moms Take On Islamic [Sharia] Law In New Book

Valerie L.  Greenfeld

“The best defense is grassroots education,” concludes Valerie L.  Greenfeld concerning domestic jihadist dangers in her new book Backyard Jihad: How Parents Can Detect the Invisible Threat of Radicalization. Her primer for Main Street communities contending with Muslims dreaming dangerous dreams of establishing Islamic states in the West raises important issues for the citizens of the free world in America and beyond who are seeking a first line of civil defense against sharia supremacism.

Greenfield’s book dismisses myths about jihadist terrorism involving disadvantaged individuals turning to violence out of despair. “Contrary to some media reports, those joining terrorist organizations in the U. S. rarely do so as a result of poverty or lack of education, dignity, or occupation,” she writes. “Why leave the U.S. after being fortunate enough to enter the freedom of America?” she perceptively notes of individuals in Islamic immigrant communities who leave America’s Promised Land for jihad in foreign hellholes.

Greenfeld draws upon a 2007 New York City Police Department (NYPD) study to show that recruits to jihad seek to fulfill various longings of the heart. “The prospective recruits are struggling with frustration, anger, loneliness, or disagreement,” she notes. “Finding a new identity or ideology fulfills the need to feel important and included.”

Jihadist recruiters’ techniques are “not unlike telemarketers,” notes Greenfeld. Her telephone interview with German Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies Director Daniel Koehler is particularly telling. The “enemy is a sophisticated, psychologically trained jihadi recruiter with huge networks and large coffers of money,” he has explained.

Greenfeld cites the book Son of Hamas by former Hamas terrorist Mosab Hassan Yousef to emphasize the particular Islamic doctrines that can lead to jihadist violence. “Most suicide bombers began as moderates,” Yousef has written, because “Islamic life is like a ladder, with prayer and praising Allah as the bottom rung,” while the “highest rung is jihad.” Accordingly, “American Muslims are more susceptible to radical messaging than non-Muslims,” Greenfield concludes from the NYPD study.

Greenfeld examines how jihadists translate theology into violent action on the basis of a 2009 recruitment manual. “Create vulnerability and isolate them. Talk about heaven and hell,” she explains is the manual’s recommended strategy for recruiters seeking to enlist prospective martyrs. Radicalization “normally happens to those who fear the torment of the afterlife and who come to know that jihad is the salvation from eternal damnation. The result is that jihad is desired and craved,” the manual argues.

Greenfeld analyzes the jihad doctrine’s potential for creating theological ticking time bombs that are often impervious to subsequent defusing through ideological reeducation. “It is uncertain if or when a non-jihadist Muslim will suddenly decide to act on their jihadi fantasies,” she writes. Meanwhile, as numerous de-radicalization failures indicate, Representative Peter King in a conversation with her “didn’t confirm that a feasible, effective program exists that can de-radicalize or rehabilitate terrorists.”

Along with individual acts of jihadist terrorism, Greenfeld warns of a “stealth jihad, an invisible threat of radicalization” presented by those Muslims who have little desire to assimilate into Western societies. “Immigration and procreation are the two most potent waves of invisible recruiting and cultural jihad,” given that orthodox “Islam is not only a religion, it is a way of life, social, political, intellectual, physical.” Therefore, often Islamic proselytization or “da’wa is an invitation to deceive,” such as with claims that Islam in Arabic means peace, when actually the “word Islam means submission.”

Greenfeld examines issues presented by various American Muslim communities, such as the Detroit suburb of “Hamtramck, Michigan, America’s first and only majority Muslim city.” “Five times each day the minaret sounds beginning at 6:00 a.m.” from a local mosque, one fact among others that means that “[s]ome residents are not sure if they are living in Michigan or somewhere in the Arabian desert.” “There is a certain resentment by the original residents, as their lifestyle is pushed aside for the import of a large number of immigrants who don’t intend to blend into the culture that was there before,” she writes.

A Greenfeld reunion in her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, prompts interesting immigration policy observations about the influx of Somalis that has formed North America’s largest Somali community. “From the desert heat of Somalia to the cold tundra of 10,000 lakes, why would Somalis choose to live in Minnesota?” she wonders about this Muslim community that has become a source of jihadists in the land of Lake Wobegon. That “Minnesota spends more money per low-income individual on public welfare than any other state” is one significant factor.

Greenfeld notes that “media reporting is not always accurate and usually has a political goal,” something that only abets subversive jihadist influences such as the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque in northern Virginia’s “Wahhabi Corridor.” This mosque has numerous terrorism ties, “yet the evidence is not enough to convince politicians representing Virginia’s citizens to close the place down,” she states. In fairness to these lawmakers, it is precisely America’s freedoms that limit the legal possibilities to “close down” groups no matter how extreme, whether promoting jihad or white supremacy. By contrast, she reviews the record of former University of South Florida Professor Sami Al-Arian, ultimately convicted of material support for terrorism. “How do you feel about paying tuition for this guy to teach?” she asks.

Facing such enemies among us, Greenfeld’s homeland security strategy rightly prioritizes civil society taking on the challenge of jihadist ideology. “The extreme ideology must be addressed. While after-school teen programs are nice — they will not solve the problem,” she writes. This includes ever-elusive Islamic reform; thus “tolerance and respect for non-sharia Muslims is imperative — they lead the way to reformation” that “must come from the inside the moderate Muslim community.”

Greenfeld’s book provides a salutary reminder that, as with past totalitarian challenges, victory begins with a battle of ideas that instructs Americans why we fight. This ideological struggle requires a grassroots, Tea Party-like movement that understands lessons such as the fact that “[m]orals and values are best taught with family at the dinner table.” The “power in the United States is not in Washington, D.C., but in homes and neighborhoods around the country. We must return to American values, history and heritage and empower our children to protect our nation.”

VIDEO: Hannity Interviews Clueless Anti-American Protesters in Londonstan

Sean Hannity decided to go undercover to interview some of the protesters in London. These protesters were asked some simple questions and their answers are revealing.

Here’s Hannity in Londonstan:

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VIDEO: Pinning The Tail on the Democrat Donkey and Their Push to Disband ICE

On July 12, 2018, I was interviewed by former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Joe Walsh on his program on Newsmax-TV.  I have provided a link to the video of my interview below.

A primary focus of our conversation was the proposed legislation by members of the Democratic Party that would disband ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  The Republicans, sensing political “blood in the water” are proposing that this bill be brought up for a vote.  As I said on the show, perhaps the Republicans are looking to “Pin the tail on the Democratic Donkey!”

Our discussion ended with another proposed bill, this one by a Republican member of Congress, that would make illegal entry into the United States a felony.  I provided a unique perspective on this proposal that I think will, perhaps, raise some eyebrows.

Survey Shows Ron DeSantis winning the Republican Primary for Governor of Florida

A statewide survey conducted by Remington Research Group shows Congressman Ron DeSantis winning the Republican primary for governor of Florida.

Following are the key questions/answers from the statewide survey:

Q1: Do you think the United States is heading in the right direction, or is it going off on the wrong track?

Right direction: 82%
Wrong track: 12%
Not sure: 6%

Q2: What is your opinion of Donald Trump?

Favorable: 88%
Unfavorable: 8%
No opinion: 3%

Q3: What is your opinion of Ron DeSantis?

Favorable: 49%
Unfavorable: 14%
No opinion: 36%

Q4: What is your opinion of Adam Putnam?

Favorable: 38%
Unfavorable: 23%
No opinion: 39%

Q5: Candidates in the August 28th Republican Primary Election for Governor are Don Baldauf, Ron DeSantis, Timothy Devine, Bob Langford, John Joseph Mercadante, Bruce Nathan, Adam Putnam, and Bob White. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Don Baldauf: 2%
Ron DeSantis: 43%
Timothy Devine: 2%
Bob Langford: 1%
John Joseph Mercadante: 0%
Bruce Nathan: 1%
Adam Putnam: 26%
Bob White: 1%
Undecided: 25%

Q6: If the candidates in the August 28th Republican Primary Election for Governor were just Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam, for whom would you vote?

Ron DeSantis: 45%
Adam Putnam: 30%
Undecided: 25%

Q9: Thinking about the various types of voters in the Republican Party, which type of Republican do you consider yourself to be? Traditional/Establishment, Christian Conservative, Libertarian, a Trump
Republican or Tea Party?

Traditional/Establishment: 13%
Christian Conservative: 37%
Libertarian: 8%
Trump Republican: 32%
Tea Party: 5%
Other: 4%

Read the full results of the Remington Research Group survey.

EDITORS NOTE: The Remington Research Group survey was conducted July 2 and July 5, 2018. 2,826 likely 2018 Republican Primary Election voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2018 Republican Primary Election. The survey over sampled the Tampa media market with 1,462 interviews. Effective post weighted sample size is 1,470 with a margin of error of +/-1.84% and a 95% level of confidence.

VIDEO: President Trump’s Full Press Conference at the NATO Summit

President Donald J. Trump,  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton held a press conference in Brussels following the NATO summit.

The President delivered remarks as he and Secretary Pompeo took questions. Watch the full press conference:

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of President Donald Trump making his latest remarks in a Brussels news conference on July 12. Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters.

Illegal Alien Pelts Border Patrol Agents With Rocks As They Gave Medical Aid To Pregnant Woman

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported Wednesday that an illegal immigrant pelted rocks at agents as they provided aid to a pregnant woman.

Weslaco, Texas, agents observed a group of illegal aliens attempting to cross the Progreso Port of Entry by climbing a tree on July 7. While two illegal immigrants were at the top of the bridge, a 25-year old pregnant Mexican nationalist was at the base of the tree in distress.

Border Patrol attempted to provide medical assistance to the woman, but were met with rocks hurled at them by one of the illegal aliens.

Both people at the top of the bridge escaped back to Mexico while the woman was taken to a local Emergency Medical Services center. She will be processed once out of the hospital, according to a CBP press release.

Assaults, whether or not they caused injury, toward CBP law enforcement officials have increased under President Donald Trump’s presidency. CBP faced 584 assaults i n fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 saw a total of 847 assaults. The total count of attempted assaults between Oct. 1, 2017 and May 31 is at 540.

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The Left’s Immigration Con Game: Breaking through the lies about Ellis Island and more.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

With that famous quote George Orwell warned decades ago against history revisionists and that which has come to be referred to as “fake news.”

On July 4, 2018, the New York Post headline read, “Statue of Liberty Climber Identified as Immigrant Activist.”

The Post and other news outlets have identified this ”immigrant activist” as Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

How better to celebrate the birth of our nation than stage a dangerous illegal protest against the enforcement of America’s immigration laws at the Statue of Liberty?  Okoumou’s actions threatened to severely damage a precious national landmark and endangered the lives of hundreds of tourists — who had patiently waited in line, then paid a steep admission fee to ferry to Liberty Island — only to be evacuated because of her illegal hijinks.

Officers of the NYPD were also endangered by Okoumou’s stupid trick when they had to neutralize her threat to the public and to the Statue of Liberty when they took her into custody.

According to various reports about Okoumou, she is quite comfortable with both law-breaking and initiating lawsuits against businesses for alleged “racism.”

Ludicrously, it appears she was admitted into the United States lawfully by the very same immigration authorities she is now fighting against.

While she was not alone at the protest demanding an end to ICE, of all the members of the group she reportedly belongs to, “Rise and Resist,” she was the only one to climb the iconic “Lady in the Harbor.”

There is an irresistible irony here.  Last year I wrote an article, “Aliens Trespassing,” in which I discussed the proposed legislation by —  none other than — New York’s Senior Senator Chuck Schumer, who sought to make trespassing on national landmarks a federal crime with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for a conviction.

Schumer’s own press release included a reference to “trespassers from overseas” — in other words, “aliens.”

Yet Schumer, eager to see the demise of ICE along with his fellow travelers of the Democratic Party, apparently could not care less about aliens who trespass on America.

For decades, immigration anarchists have exploited Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus’ poem, The New Colossus, falsely portraying the history of immigration and romanticizing the way that America supposedly embraced all new-comers a century ago and lamenting the demise of Ellis Island.

In so doing they have rewritten history, turning the immigration debate into a war of words where slogans based on lies are repeated as frequently as possible.  This is an example of the principle of “The Big Lie” used with great effectiveness by the Third Reich.

An extraordinary film, Forgotten Ellis Island, is a must-see documentary that tells the true story about Ellis Island, and the story is not particularly pretty or romantic.

To begin with, Ellis Island was not a natural island but was constructed on rocks and debris removed during the construction of the massive New York City subway system.  By situating this federal facility on this artificial island, no aliens could come ashore and abscond the way that today aliens exploit the lunacy known as “catch & release” — a policy that incidentally does not only occur along the borders of the United States but,  similarly plagues the integrity of the immigration system from within the interior of the United States.

The only way for aliens to get from Ellis Island to New York City, and hence the U.S. mainland, was by a government-operated ferry.

According to the documentary, Ellis Island included a massive hospital complex that consisted of 22 buildings.

One hundred years ago, Public Health officials worked with immigration inspectors to process the arriving immigrants.  Back then, the most significant concerns with admission decisions centered on health-related issues.

There were two reasons for this: genuine concerns about illnesses being transported into the U.S. and that antibiotics were, then, non-existent.  Epidemics could be devastating.

Aside from public health, the second issue of great concern about immigration then — but one that is never discussed today by immigration anarchists — is whether the arriving immigrants were too weak, mentally ill or otherwise unable to work and support themselves.

Aliens who were ill or deemed too weak or mentally incapable of working were deported, even if it meant that they would be permanently separated from their families.  Families that were determined to remain together had but one alternative: return to their native countries.

Back then, Eastern Europeans, Italians, Jews and others were openly discriminated against and frequently barred from entering the United States.

Today, under the guise of being politically correct, globalists beginning with Jimmy Carter, started modifying the language of the immigration debate to alter the public’s understanding of the issues.

The term “alien” was expunged from the vernacular of INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) employees by Carter when describing foreign nationals present in the United States who demanded that henceforth illegal aliens be referred to as “undocumented immigrants,”  or simply immigrants.

This was not done to be polite or politically correct, but to remove the distinction between lawful immigrants and illegal aliens.

We must stop referring to propaganda as examples of “political correctness” and call it what it indeed is: Orwellian Newspeak.

Incredibly, the dreaded term “alien” was incorporated in the acronym DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act).

Today, the media rarely reports that the DREAM Act was an acronym; instead, they link it to the “American Dream,” where illegal aliens are “DREAMERs.”  That “dream,” however, has become increasingly elusive for Americans and lawful immigrants.

As for the DREAMers, the media incessantly describes them as young “immigrants” brought to the United States illegally as children when they had no control over their circumstances.  Thus, they claim, it would be unfair to punish children for the crimes of their parents and, accordingly, it is only reasonable and compassionate to provide them with permanent lawful status and, perhaps, pathways to U.S.citizenship.

Today these “young” aliens could conceivably be in their mid-thirties to qualify as DREAMERs, provided they claim to have been brought to the U.S. before their 16th birthday.

However, no record of entry is created when aliens first enter the United States without inspection.  Routine interviews are impossible, as are field investigations needed to determine the legitimacy of claims because of the significant number of aliens who could jam the existing system to participate in this massive amnesty program.   This boondoggle will serve as an open invitation for epic levels of immigration fraud wherein potentially millions of illegal aliens, some of whom are middle-aged, could successfully game and overwhelm our system, making a further mockery of the U.S. immigration system.

Now immigration anarchists demand the destruction of ICE.

Foreign criminals, drug cartels, and terrorists would love free access to America. Human traffickers would go un-investigated and unpunished.

Greedy employers who fire Americans and hire illegal aliens would have nothing to fear.

Illegal alien parents who endanger their children by smuggling them into the United States would face no consequences for their crimes.

Famed playwright George Bernard Shaw lamented that “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.” Learning from history requires access to unbiased and factual accounts of the news and of history. Liars and their lies must be exposed and rejected.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine. The featured image is by Jonathan McIntosh.

NYU Professor Sam LaVigne publishes personal information on over 1,500 ICE employees — Take Action

The Independent Sentinel reported:

A Communist New York University professor Sam LaVigne created a database of over 1,500 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees’ personal information and spread it to Antifa.

The intent was to intimidate, threaten, and harm ICE agents and their families.

He needs to be fired but NYU is very hard-left these days.

Sam LaVigne, a far-left artist and game designer, is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Fox News reports.

After creating the database, he shared it to his 3,600 followers on Twitter Tuesday morning. The Communist-Anarchist Antifa picked it up and spread it around to their violent allies. It also spread to a Reddit subgroup.

“Doxxing [exposing personal information on] ICE agents is good and moral,” one Reddit user posted on a thread that shared the database.

“Dox more Nazis,” another read.

Read more.

The Florida Family Association (FFA) sent out an email asking members to contact NYU about LaVigne stating:

NYU Professor Sam Lavigne created a data base on 1,595 ICE employees using personal information posted at LinkedIn.  Lavigne shared the information with his 3,600 Twitter followers in an effort to doxx the ICE employees.  Doxxing is defined as searching for and publishing private personal data with the intent of provoking malice toward the subjects of the doxxing.

GitHub, Medium, and Twitter all pulled Lavigne’s data on the ICE employees.  The Daily Caller reports in part:  Github, where Lavigne published the database, removed the page, saying it violated its terms of service. “We removed the project because it violates our community guidelines,” a GitHub spokesperson said. “In general, we have policies against use of GitHub for doxxing and harassment, and violating a third party’s privacy.”

Unfortunately, the leftist terrorist group Antifa copied Lavigne’s data base before it was removed by GitHub, Medium, and Twitter.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email urging the NYU Board of Trustees to consider the seriousness of Professor Sam LaVigne’s doxxing and take appropriate disciplinary action.  To send an email, please click the below link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. Readers may also edit the subject or message text if they wish.

Click here to send an email to the NYU Board of Trustees.

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Mexican parents teach their 3-year old daughter that its okay to kill Donald Trump

There has been growing concern that the media, Hollywood, social media, Democrats and anarchists groups are becoming more and more violent.

It has been going on since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

Mark Dice’s video channel and Breitbart’s “Rap Sheet” have been documenting the number of times violence has been threatened or used against Trump supporters, candidate Trump, the President and his family.

This is not new. Mark Dice posted on May 20th, 2016 a YouTube video of Mexican parents teaching their 3-year old daughter that Donald Trump must die “cuz he wants to take away our family.”

Mark Dice has a video channel dedicated to documenting the dozens and dozens of assaults against Trump supporters.

Breitbart is keeping a running total of documented attacks on Trump supporters in an article titled “Rap Sheet: ***190*** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harrassment against Trump supporters.” Last week the number of documented attacks was 133. The documented attacks are increasing and at some point law enforcement must step in and take action.

The Democratic Party has morphed into the Democratic Socialist Party. The rhetoric has become more graphic and more hateful. It is on the talk shows, late night comedy shows, in newspapers, in the news and now in films. The film “The First Purge” according to its official release is described as follows:

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Here’s the official trailer:

It appears the New Democratic Socialist party is legalizing crimes against any and all of its political opponents. The film “The Purge” furthers this narrative on the big screen. The film pits whites against blacks. It sanctifies murder and mayhem in the name of big government social engineering.

The purge is happening. Lawlessness is rampant and promoted by all those listed above. Time to stop this madness now, or else.

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

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Appellate Brief Filed on Behalf of Tennessee Challenging The Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Monday, July 2, 2018, filed its opening appellate brief in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Tennessee challenging the constitutionality of the federal refugee resettlement program.


The Thomas More Law Center represents all the plaintiffs in the appeal: The State of Tennessee, the Tennessee General Assembly, and two individual legislators, Senator John Stevens and Representative Terri Lynn Weaver. TMLC originally filed its lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiffs in a Tennessee federal district court against various federal departments and federal officials on the grounds that implementation of the federal refugee resettlement program violated the Tenth Amendment’s state sovereignty principles and the Spending Clause of the United States Constitution.

The lawsuit sought to permanently ban the federal government from forcing Tennessee to fund the federal refugee resettlement program out of its own treasury. However, a federal district court judge dismissed the case on March 19, 2018. TMLC’s appeal seeks to reverse the court’s ruling.

Kate Oliveri, a TMLC attorney who co-authored the appellate brief, commented, “The federal government is forcing the tax-paying citizens of Tennessee to fund the federal refugee resettlement program despite their elected state officials withdrawing from the program. The federal district court erred, not only in allowing this usurpation of state funds, but also by holding that the General Assembly cannot bring a lawsuit to defend against any usurpation of its power.”

When Congress enacted the Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980, the explicit intent was to assure full federal reimbursement of the costs for each refugee resettled and participating in benefit programs provided by the states. Eventually, federal reimbursements to the states for these benefit programs were reduced and, by 1991, entirely eliminated. As a result, the states became responsible for the immense costs of the programs originally covered by the federal government.

Tennessee officially withdrew from participation in the refugee resettlement program in 2007. However, instead of honoring Tennessee’s decision to withdraw from the program, the federal government merely bypassed the State and appointed Catholic Charities of Tennessee, a private, non-governmental organization to administer the program. Catholic Charities receives revenue based upon the number of refugees it brings into the State.

In their brief, the Tennessee-plaintiffs made clear they are not claiming any authority to regulate immigration or to discriminate against refugees or any other category of immigrants. They do contend, however, that the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from commandeering state funds to support the federal government in its implementation of federal immigration and naturalization law.

The fact that the U.S. Constitution grants the federal government authority over immigration and naturalization, does not give it the right to violate the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment state sovereignty principles or the Spending Clause.

Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, stated,

“This case involves critical constitutional issues regarding the appropriate balance between the powers of the federal government and the states. Our lawsuit and appeal focuses solely on the unconstitutional manner in which the federal program is currently operating in the State of Tennessee. The district court decision dismissing this case conflicts with several U.S. Supreme Court opinions upholding state sovereignty against overreach by the federal government.  The purpose of this lawsuit is to preserve the balanced constitutional relationship between the Federal government and the States as intended by our Founding Fathers, and which is so crucial to our individual liberties.”

Click here to read TMLC’s brief.

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Polish lawmaker: ‘We will not receive even one Muslim…this is why Poland is so safe’

“There are a billion people in Africa. In the European Union, we have what, 500 million? How many Africans can we take? Don’t misunderstand me, we want to help the people who are suffering, but we need to help them where they are, at home. It’s not about being racist, nationalist — it’s about adopting a logical, rational system.”

Indeed. But he will be excoriated as a racist nationalist anyway. It’s what the Left does.

“EXCLUSIVE: Polish Lawmaker Speaks Out After Cathy Newman’s Latest Car Crash Interview on Illegal Migration,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, July 3, 2018 (thanks to David):

Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczyński has stuck to his guns following a frank interviewon the migrant crisis with Cathy Newman, insisting his government will not take a single illegal migrant because that is what his party promised before the elections.

The Channel 4 presenter, who became infamous online following her viral interviewwith Canadian scholar Jordan Peterson, had demanded to know how many “refugees” Poland had taken, to which the Law and Justice Party (PiS) politician replied: “Zero.”

“And you’re proud of that?” Newman demanded.

“If you are asking me about Muslim illegal immigrants, none, not even one, will come to Poland,” Tarczyński repeated.

“We took over two million Ukrainians — who are working, who are peaceful — in Poland. We will not receive even one Muslim, because this is what we promised… this is why our government was elected; this is why Poland is so safe, this is why we have not had even one terror attack,” he said.

“We can be called ‘populists’, ‘nationalists’, ‘racists’, I don’t care — I care about my family, and about my country.”

Breitbart London contacted the Polish lawmaker for his thoughts on the explosive interview, asking if he still felt confident that it was Poland’s strategy on the migrant crisis which had spared his country from the radical Islamic terror attacks which have plagued countries such as GermanySweden, and Spain.

Mr Tarczyński insisted that “strategy” did not come into it and that the Law and Justice government’s decision to refuse migrants from the Middle East and North Africa came down to something much more simple.

“It hasn’t been about strategy for us, but simply keeping our promises to the Polish people,” he explained.

“We promised to say no to illegal immigrants in Poland before the elections in 2015, and we have kept our promises to the voters who elected us because that’s what they expected,” he said.

“It’s incredible that these people in the European media and the European Commission — who are unelected, by the way — can’t understand this. We made a promise to the people, and we have a democratic responsibility to keep it.”

Mr Tarczyński described how he had visited genuine refugees in the Lebanese camps neighbouring Syria several times — “unlike many of Poland’s critics” — and that they made it clear to them that genuinely needy refugees simply could not afford to pay people-smugglers to make the long journey through the Near East and South-Eastern Europe to the welfare states of North-West Europe.

He added that, as the migrant crisis expanded to take in sub-Saharan Africans as well as the Middle-Easterners, open borders were simply not a viable solution to the problem.

“There are a billion people in Africa,” he said matter of factly. “In the European Union, we have what, 500 million? How many Africans can we take?” he asked.

“Don’t misunderstand me, we want to help the people who are suffering, but we need to help them where they are, at home. It’s not about being racist, nationalist — it’s about adopting a logical, rational system….

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Immigration Anarchists vs. National Security: Dismantling ICE would lower America’s shields in a dangerous era.

Just when you thought you’d heard and seen it all, members of the Looney Left have shown that there is no end to the insanity and depravity that they would foist upon America and Americans.

Their creation of “Sanctuary Cities” has done incredible damage to national security and public safety by harboring and shielding illegal aliens, including those who have serious criminal convictions from detection by ICE.  These bastions of anarchy should be referred to as “Magnet Cities” because they attract international terrorists and fugitives and transnational gang members.  In point of fact, Sanctuary Cities Endanger – National Security and Public Safety.

Not content with this insanity, some politicians are now demanding that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be dismantled altogether, creating a de facto “Sanctuary Country.”

They attempt to justify this lunatic proposal by decrying the separation of illegal alien children from their parents when they are arrested for entering the United States without inspection.

In this Orwellian era, smugglers who assist aliens in entering the United States without inspection are referred to as “Human Traffickers.”  Years ago these criminals were referred to as “Alien Smugglers.”  In point of fact, I was assigned to the Anti-Smuggling Unit of the New York District Office in the late 1970’s.

There is a major difference in the perceptions created by this deceptive word-smithing, creating the false illusion that somehow these illegal aliens are “victims of human trafficking.”

To be clear, aliens who are brought to the United States through coercion or deception, are truly the victims of human trafficking.  However, aliens who pay smugglers to enter the United States illegally are not victims but co-conspirators!

Currently hundreds of thousands of American children are in foster care for a number of reasons that include the fact that their parents have been arrested for committing various crimes and there are no family members who can care for them.

This is the unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of prosecuting any law violators who have children.

The media also ignores that many of the illegal alien children were separated from their families before they came to the U.S. / Mexico border when their parents gave their children over to criminal human traffickers / alien smugglers who then attempted to smuggle these unaccompanied children into the United States.  The potential, in fact, exists that even when very young children are found in the care of their “parents” that these adults really are not the parents of the children but are posing as the parents of these alien children in the hopes of not being taken into custody.

Consequently it would be reckless for the Border Patrol to release these very young children along with the adults who brought them here, without first being certain that the adults are truly the parents of these young children.

We cannot rule out the possibility that infants and extremely young children may have been kidnapped by criminals and smugglers to be used as a “get out of jail card” if caught by the Border Patrol.

Therefore I would strongly recommend that DNA testing be conducted before any of these young children are reunited with those claiming to be their parents.

Immigration law enforcement is central and critical to national security, consequently terminating the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States would do irreparable harm to national security and public safety and would violate the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

The 9/11 Commission staff comprised of attorneys and agents of various federal agencies noted this about the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior: abuse of the immigration system and a lack of interior immigration enforcement were unwittingly working together to support terrorist activity.”

Termination of immigration law enforcement from the interior would also flood America with a virtually limitless supply of foreign workers, thus displacing huge numbers of American and lawful immigrant workers, driving down wages, and resulting in huge increases in remittances wired home by foreign workers, greatly increasing the U.S. national debt and stifling the U.S. economy.

The stampede would overwhelm America’s infrastructure including mass transit, education, healthcare and other such systems and services.

The common mission for all five branches of the U.S. military is to keep America’s enemies as far from our shores as possible.  However, today not all enemy combatants are members of the military of foreign nations.

International terrorists must also be considered enemy combatants who engage in asymmetrical warfare.  Some of these terrorists are supported by foreign governments such as Iran as I noted in my recent article, Congressional Hearing:  Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S.

Unlike enemy saboteurs during World War II, who sought to enter the United States surreptitiously on U-Boats, today’s terrorists and enemy combatants seek to infiltrate the United States by entering without inspection by running our borders or stowing away on ships or by subverting the lawful entry process conducted at ports of entry by committing visa fraud as nonimmigrant (temporary) visitors, as refugees or as lawful admitted permanent resident immigrants.

Border security and the interior enforcement of our immigration laws are, in a very real sense, extensions of the primary mission of the U..S. military, to protect the United States and its citizens from the Damoclean threats posed by terrorists and other enemy combatants.

The official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel focused specifically on the ability of the terrorists to travel around the world, enter the United States and ultimately embed themselves in the United States going about their deadly preparations.and carry out an attack.

Here are some key excerpts:

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.

If the United States stopped deporting aliens who entered the United States without inspection, there would be no reason to continue to spend nearly 14 billion dollars per year on CBP (Customs and Border Protection) to conduct inspections at ports of entry and to operate the Border Patrol to interdict those who attempt to evade that important inspections process.

Furthermore, the interior enforcement mission involves much more than simply arresting and deporting aliens who enter the U.S. illegally or subsequent to lawfully entering the U.S. commit crimes and/or violations of their immigration status.

Immigration fraud investigations are critical to the integrity of the immigration system and to national security.

The report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel  addressed immigration fraud this way:

Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.”

Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.

ICE agents are also conduct investigations into crooked employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens- not out of compassion but greed, paying these employees substandard wages under often illegally hazardous conditions.

ICE agents also play a major role in various task forces.

In fact, ICE contributes the second largest contingent of law enforcement personnel to the JTTF (Joint Terrorism Task Force) because virtually all international terrorists violate immigration laws to enter the United States and embed themselves in our country.

Another critical task force, and one I am intimately familiar with, is the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) where I was assigned for the final ten years of my INS career.

There is a clear nexus between alien smuggling and drug smuggling and, indeed, today much of the alien smuggling crimes are committed by members of major drug trafficking organizations.

Furthermore, since heroin and cocaine are not produced in the U.S. and much of the meth and marijuana sold by drug trafficking organizations are smuggled into the United States, aliens tend to head up most of these operations in the U.S.

Calls for terminating ICE are tantamount to calling for “shields down” in a particularly dangerous era.

Politician who seeks the termination of ICE should hear from the voters in the voting booth.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine.

Hey Protesters: Ever Thought About What Abolishing ICE Might Really Look Like?

Thousands of Americans took to the streets on Saturday to protest the immigration policies of the Trump administration. The event was called “Families Belong Together,” and the participants, such a compassionate and welcoming group, proudly marched in over 600 cities demanding the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Organizers even placed several children before the podium to condemn President Trump’s “misguided” zero tolerance immigration policy. Too bad they don’t really understand what they are asking for.

Last week, Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned on the need to abolish ICE, came out of nowhere to defeat ten-term Congressman Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary. Since then, many on the left have joined this fight, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio, and over 20 House Democrats.

One protestor interviewed by Fox News said that because their prior efforts had already led to President Trump’s executive order to keep families together, they plan to maintain pressure through the midterm elections. Sounds like this is about far more than their concern for children becoming separated from their parents.

“We’re here because there are parents out there who can’t sing lullabies to their kids, so we’re going to sing on their behalf until they can sing together,” Tony-winning actor Lin-Manuel Miranda told a crowd in Washington.

Activists carried signs saying, “No one chooses to be a refuge, but you can choose not to be a d**k” (okay) and “Keep the kids, deport the racists” (us). Another said, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” (an AA slogan). And, of course, there were signs referring to Melania Trump’s green jacket, “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?”

What are the protestors really asking for? And why didn’t they protest during the Clinton administration, which enacted the parent/child separation laws or during the Obama administration, which enforced the laws?

It’s likely that none of the bleeding heart liberals participating in the protests to abolish ICE are offering any solutions because most have no clue about what really happens at the border or what the consequences of the agency’s abolition would be for America.

Tucker Carlson said that neither Ocasio-Cortez, nor Gillibrand, nor fellow ICE abolition supporters Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), are thinking about what the effect of that move might be.

Carlson said “the left knows if we abolish ICE borders become irrelevant” and that dozens of American cities could begin resembling cities like Tijuana, Mexico, and that “our border will become irrelevant.”

He said that abolishing ICE is a “radical position” and that it is becoming the “new normal on the left.”

Border patrol agent Hector Garza spoke to Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto and said, “some of the separations are likely to continue, despite the executive order, because some of the children aren’t related to the adults purporting to be their parents.”

Some cartels, he said, will sneak across the border by pretending to be families.

“Many times they don’t have any kind of identification,” he said. “They have their names confused. The kid won’t even recognize who the adult is.”

Each day, agents confiscate mass amounts of drugs along the border — drugs that could kill people in the U.S., he said. “They’re focusing on this issue with families, but they’re not focusing on the fentanyl, the cocaine and all these dangerous drugs that are killing our kids in this country,” he said. “Those are the drugs we need to stop.”

Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway spoke to Laura Ingraham. “Last year, 33,000 criminal aliens were arrested, who committed all kinds of crimes, it would be mind numbing to your audience.”

“They also seized over 2400 pounds of fentanyl. That’s enough fentanyl to kill every American…Do they really understand what they are asking for? It spans the spectrum from the ignorant to the irrational…some of them are really calling for anarchy over authority. They can’t have it both ways.”

When a parent gets arrested in the US, they are separated from their children. Why has no one ever protested that? None of the immigration laws have changed since Obama left office. So what is the reason for the sudden backlash?

Desperate to win back control of the House in November, Democrats are politicizing anything and everything they can.

On Friday, a group of House Democrats wrote a letter to the Inspector Generals of the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services requesting an investigation into

the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy – as well as its policy of separating children from their parents at the border­ and the partial reversal of these policies through President Trump’s Executive Order on June 20, 2018.

RedState’s Alex Parker wrote an interesting post about this latest attempt by Democrats to blame President Trump for laws that were enacted by prior administrations.

Trump hopes Democrats continue campaigning on this issue, because they will be “beaten so badly.”

This is not a winning issue for Democrats.

Readers, I’m interested in hearing your opinions.

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ICE + Local Police Cooperation — A winning formula.

On June 21, 2018 ICE posted a news release, Honduran man pleads guilty to transporting illegal aliens.  This successful prosecution was only possible because of the able assistance provided to ICE by a Fairfax County police officer.

Here is an excerpt from this news release:

According to court documents, Danny Josue Zelaya-Ortiz, aka “Jose Castro”, 29, was part of a conspiracy to charge illegal aliens in the United States a fee for transporting them from Texas to other states across the country. In April 2018, Zelaya-Ortiz picked up at least six alien passengers, all of whom had been smuggled into the United States from the Mexico border. Zelaya was driving the passengers towards Maryland and the New York area when his vehicle was stopped in Virginia by Fairfax County Police on April 25, 2018. He was cited for an improper vehicle tag display and driving without an operator’s license. Homeland Security Investigations special agents responded to the scene after it was determined Zelaya-Ortiz and the passengers had no lawful status in the United States. Zelaya-Ortiz admitted he knew the passengers were illegal aliens and that he received payments for his role in the scheme. At the time of the crime, Zelaya-Ortiz had been in the country illegally after having been twice removed by immigration officials.

Before criminals can be successfully prosecuted for their crimes, these law violators obviously must first be identified and evidence of their crimes must be accumulated.

The above-noted case illustrates the importance of routine and effective cooperation between local police and ICE to facilitating federal investigations into immigration law violations.  In this instant case Danny Josue Zelaya-Ortiz, aka “Jose Castro,” an illegal alien from Honduras who had been arrested and deported on at least three previous occasions was taken into custody by ICE, along with several illegal aliens he was caught transporting. from the U.S./Mexican border to Maryland and ultimately to New York City.

This illustrates that illegal immigration impacts every state of the United States, from border to border and coast to coast.

Zelaya-Ortiz is also an apparent co-conspirator in an alien smuggling criminal organization.  He is subject to prosecution for multiple federal immigration-related crimes including illegal re-entry, which, depending on his possible criminal history, may expose him to a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years in prison under the provisions of 8 U.S.C. § 1326.

Smuggling, transporting, harboring and shielding illegal aliens are felonies under the provisions of 8 U.S.C. § 1324.

The illegal aliens who were also taken into custody in this case, may also have committed various felonies but identifying those possible crimes will fall to the ICE agents who are pursuing this investigation.

Those illegal aliens, for reasons known only to them, had entered the United States surreptitiously without inspection.  This in and of itself poses and obvious potential threat to national security and public safety.

The only reason that Zelaya-Ortiz was prosecuted is that a sharp-eyed police officer in Virginia took the initiative to contact ICE.

It is entirely possible that an ensuing investigation may also help ICE to identify the alien smuggling/human trafficking organization with which Zelay-Ortiz conspired.

It has been said that the longest voyage begins with the first step.  Often the arrest of a member of a criminal conspiracy may well represent that first step along the path to the ultimate investigation into a massive criminal conspiracy.

To understand just how important this is, consider the following quote from the 9/11 Commission Staff Report 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel found on page 61:

Exploring the Link between Human Smugglers and Terrorists 

In July 2001, the CIA warned of a possible link between human smugglers and terrorist groups, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Egyptian Islamic Jihad.149   Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that since 1999 human smugglers have facilitated the travel of terrorists associated with more than a dozen extremist groups.150  With their global reach and connections to fraudulent document vendors and corrupt government officials, human smugglers clearly have the “credentials” necessary to aid terrorist travel.

In this dangerous post-9/11 era we are frequently implored by our political leaders, “If you see something, say something.”

The idea is that because of a shortage of law enforcement officers, civilians must act as the “eyes and ears” of the police to augment the often sparse numbers of law enforcement officers.

This is an effective and obviously commonsense approach to law enforcement and public safety. However mayors of Sanctuary Cities prohibit law enforcement officers under their jurisdiction from applying that approach when they encounter those who violate our nation’s immigration laws, despite the fact that both the 9/11 Commission Reportand the official report prepared by the 9/11 Commission staff, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel repeatedly noted that multiple failures of the immigration system not only enabled the 9/11 hijacker-terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves, but was a major fact in other international terrorists found in the United States that the 9/11 Commission studied.

Additionally, in the years since the attacks of 9/11 a list of other foreign terrorists operating in the United States also exploited multiple failures of the immigration system.

Although mayors of Sanctuary Cities claim to be acting “compassionately” to protect “immigrants” from immigration law enforcement, in reality, lawful immigrants and nonimmigrant aliens such as tourists and foreign students need no “protection” from ICE as long as they abide by the terms of their respective admissions into the United States.

The only aliens who should be concerned about immigration law enforcement are those who violate those laws.

By prohibiting their police officers from cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement authorities mayors of Sanctuary Cities undermine the Constitution, the rule of law, public safety and national security.  They place the law enforcement officers who operate under their command in the untenable position of having to violate their oaths of office.

By falsely, recklessly and maliciously portraying ICE agents and other law enforcement personnel who are engaged in the enforcement of our immigration laws, as “terrorists,” endangers the safety of those agents and their families as we have seen in recent news reports, and may compromise and obstruct their efforts to enforce our immigration laws- fundamental to national security and public safety.

The open hostility shown towards ICE agents by a laundry list of anarchist politicians on all levels of government, is also likely to have a chilling effect, inhibiting citizens and aliens alike from cooperating with ICE agents and reporting immigration crimes that result in the exploitation of aliens as well as the presence of foreign terrorists and transnational criminals.

This is certainly contrary to commonsense, morality and the well being of America and Americans.

One of my previous articles, Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers focused on the irreparable damage created when police officers are prevented from working with ICE personnel, ostensibly creating a “sanctuary.”

In reality, the only individuals who are being protected by these insane and illegal policies are transnational criminals, international terrorists and international fugitives from justice.  However, this creates a virtual “free fire zone” for innocent people, often the ethnic immigrants, who live in the various ethnic immigrant communities around the United States all too often fall victim to the predatory crimes of these pernicious aliens who infest those beleaguered communities because they were shielded from discovery by ICE although they should have been removed from the United States.

Where criminal aliens are concerned, the surest way of effectively dealing with recidivism is deportation!

As I noted in yet another previous article, Sanctuary cities Betray America, Americans and Immigrants.

Conversely, synergistic cooperation between local police with ICE agents and other immigration law enforcement personnel can be a highly effective force-multiplier to combat dangerous crimes that may well have far-reaching consequences.

This coming election the question that must be asked by the electorate is simple and straight-forward, “Does the candidate stand with Americans or with transnational gangs and international terrorists?”

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine.

IMMIGRATION FRAUD: ICE investigation uncovers company that defrauded Americans out of jobs.

Immigration fraud has been identified as a key method of entry and embedding for international terrorists, and fugitives from justice and for transnational gang members.  This was the underlying premise for my booklet, Immigration Fraud:  Lies That Kill.

However immigration fraud may also be committed by companies who seek to create the illusion of complying with our nation’s immigration laws while, in reality, discriminating against American workers by hiring foreign workers for whom they apply for temporary work visas such as the H-2B visa.

It is important to remember that prior to World War II the primary authority for the enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws was primarily vested in the Labor Department to protect American workers from unfair competition from foreign workers.  This was of particular importance back then as America was attempting to dig out of the Great Depression.

Our immigration laws were enacted to protect national security, American lives and the livelihoods of Americans.

Nevertheless, wacky candidates for political office such as television actress Cynthia Nixon, who is seeking to unseat New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo, has called for dismantling ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as reported in the June 22, 2018 New York Post article, Cynthia Nixon labels ICE a ‘terrorist organization’

On June 26, 2018 the Department of Justice issued a press releaseJustice Department Settles Claims Against Landscaping Company for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers.

Here is how the DOJ press release begins:

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with Triple H Services LLC, (Triple H), a landscaping company based in Newland, North Carolina, that conducts business in Virginia and four other states. The agreement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether Triple H discriminated against qualified and available U.S. workers based on their citizenship status by preferring to hire temporary workers with H-2B visas, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

The Department’s investigation found that although Triple H went through the motions of advertising over 450 landscape laborer vacancies in five states, it did so in a manner that misled U.S. workers about the available positions and prevented or deterred some from applying. The Department found that Triple H did not consider several qualified U.S. workers who applied for positions in Virginia during the recruitment period, and instead hired H-2B visa workers. In several states where jobs were available, the Department found that Triple H prematurely closed the online job application process for U.S. worker applicants, filled positions with H-2B visa workers without first advertising the jobs to U.S. workers in the relevant locations, or advertised vacancies in a manner that did not make the postings visible to job seekers using state workforce agency online services.

The Department concluded that in taking these actions, Triple H effectively denied U.S. workers access to jobs based on its preference for hiring temporary H-2B visa workers to fill the positions. Refusing to consider or hire qualified and available U.S. workers based on their citizenship status violates the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, regardless of whether an employer has complied with other rules governing the use of temporary employment-based visa programs.

A common claim made by anti-American globalists is that the “immigrants do the work Americans won’t do” while blithely ignoring that Americans will do any job, for a reasonable wage under lawful conditions.

On a personal note, my dad was a tradesman/construction worker, a plumber who worked with his buddies in the construction trades on all sorts of job sites building houses and office buildings.  He worked on the 1964 New York World’s Fair and on John F. Kennedy International Airport.

For my dad and his co-workers, the word “impossible” did not exist.  For them that word simply represented a challenge because they did not believe that any job was too filthy, dangerous or back-breaking to do.

Today millions of hard-working Americans of every race, religion and ethnicity continue to trudge off to their jobs the are fundamental to our nation, happy to earn that all-important paycheck.

Unscrupulous employers, however, seek to slash their costs by hiring and exploiting foreign workers who are often less qualified than their American counterparts but are willing to work for substandard wages under substandard conditions.

While globalists frequently attempt to play the “compassion card” there is nothing compassionate about exploiting foreign workers or screwing American workers out of their jobs.

The Democratic Party that used to represent American blue collar workers have sold them out by advocating for the flooding of America with huge numbers of foreign workers.  Often American and lawful immigrants pay for this betrayal with their jobs and their ability to support themselves and their families.  All too often this results in these American and lawful immigrants becoming homeless.

Homelessness has soared to record levels, often engendering the separation of children from their parents.  Ironically while the Democrats vociferously wailed about the administration prosecuting illegal aliens who are caught entering the United States covertly, without inspection and hence separating the children from their parents, these same politicians completely ignore the way that American kids have been taken from their homeless parents.

The investigation into the discriminatory hiring practices of Triple H Services addressed in the DOJ press release uncovered apparent fraud.

Undoubtedly there are many, many other companies operating throughout the United States who defraud various elements of the immigration system to displace American workers to drive down wages and, perhaps, force their workers to work under illegally dangerous conditions.

All that continues to protect them from discovery is the abject lack of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents.

As I noted in my previous article, neither of the bills proposed by House Speaker Ryan or House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte include the funds to hire a single additional ICE agent, although the Goodlatte Bill would increase staffing at CBP (Customs and Border Protection) by 10,000 employees, with half going for the hiring of additional Border Patrol agents.

However, help is on the way.

On June 26, 2018 ICE posted a press release that simply reads, ICE is Hiring.

As we have seen with ramping up enforcement along the U.S./Mexican border, by the stated policy of “Zero Tolerance” for illegal entry of aliens, focusing all efforts on that dangerous and problematic border will not, ultimately succeed.

In November 2001, just weeks after the attacks of September 11 I testified at a hearing before the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus chaired by Congressman Tom Tancredo to explore how the immigration system had failed to abysmally as to permit our nation to suffer the worst terror attack in the history of our nation.

In my prepared testimony I raised the issue of the need to think of the immigration enforcement program as resting on the three legs of what I described as the “Immigration Enforcement Tripod.”  In my concept the Border Patrol enforces our immigration laws from between ports of entry, the Inspectors enforce the immigration laws at ports of entry and the special agents of the INS (today ICE) enforce our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States.

Traditionally, that third leg representing the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States has always been much shorter than the other legs.  Consequently aliens came to expect that if they can, by whatever means possible, enter the United States, they will have little to fear if they violate our immigration laws, commit crimes or attempt to defraud the immigration system to acquire lawful status by committing immigration fraud.

Similarly, employers who hire illegal aliens or engage in fraud to discriminate against American workers also have virtually nothing to fear.

Of course, the abomination of Sanctuary Cities exacerbate this problem in apparent violation of Title 8 U.S. Code § 1324 which deems the aiding, abetting, inducing, harboring and shielding illegal aliens from detention to be felonies when done by individuals or organizations.

While a border wall would help to secure that dangerous U.S./Mexican border, without meaningful interior enforcement of our immigration laws, aliens will continue to find ways of entering the United States, spurred on by Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States and a lack of assets for the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States.

Once again the Trump administration is acting to close the loopholes and thus protect national security, public safety and the livelihoods of American and lawful immigrant workers.

Only fools could argue with those vital goals.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine.