Big Business and Big Labor Push Illegal-Alien Drivers’ Licenses in New York

By David Jaroslav

Powerful special interests are joining forces with like-minded politicians to push drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens in the Empire State, even though polls consistently show most New Yorkers are opposed.

On May 29, the Business Council of New York State, which represents many of the state’s biggest businesses, publicly endorsed Senate Bill (SB) 1747, nicknamed the “Green Light Bill.”  The bill would require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens.  More specifically, it would:

  • Create a category of drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens marked as “Not For Federal Purposes,” comparable to the other states that issue licenses to them, like California and Illinois;
  • Forbid DMV from asking about citizenship or immigration status for the new category of licenses;
  • List the identity documents illegal aliens could use to apply for licenses, including foreign passports and foreign drivers’ licenses that can be expired by up to two years;
  • Make essentially all identifying information in a driving record, and any documents used to apply for a license, no longer public, requiring even law enforcement to get a court order, search warrant or subpoena to access them from DMV; and
  • Require DMV to disclose to the license-holder if any of their records or information is sought by federal immigration authorities.

The open-borders groups the Center for Popular Democracy and the National Immigration Law Center estimate that the bill would make 752,000 illegal aliens in New York eligible for licenses, of which 265,000 could be expected to actually receive one within three years.  Multiple recent polls indicate that between 57 and 61 percent of New York voters oppose the idea, while as few as 34 percent may actually support it.

State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo), who as a former Erie County Clerk worked closely with DMV in issuing drivers’ licenses, quickly blasted both the bill and the Business Council for endorsing it, saying in a press release that the bill subverts state law, destroys DMV’s ability to work with law enforcement to keep New York’s roads safe, and “open[s] up a ‘Pandora’s box’ of voter fraud[.]”  The New York State Association of Police Chiefs, the Association of County Clerks as well as many other local elected officials outside New York City have lined up against it as well.

But not to be sidelined by big business, now big labor, too, has come out in support of the Green Light Bill.  On June 3 it received the blessing of Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union (1199SEIU).  Also known as United Healthcare Workers East, 1199SEIU is the largest healthcare workers’ union in the country, with nearly 450,000 members by its own estimate.  With a budget of over $185 million and through a combination of lobbying and campaign donations, it’s become so influential and powerful in state politics over the past decade or so that it’s been called “The Union That Rules New York.”

After the Business Council endorsement, one observer noted that “the Senate appears to lack the votes to pass the license bill at this time, with some suburban and upstate lawmakers fearing a political backlash if they vote for it.”  It’s even been rumored that Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), while publicly supporting the bill, had privately been telling those undecided lawmakers to kill it.  But while it’s unclear so far if the union endorsement has changed any of that, it’s certainly possible.

Sen. Rob Ortt (R-Lockport) described the whole situation as “nothing more than the Albany establishment at its finest.”

New York’s legislature is scheduled to adjourn its regular session on June 19.  Although the Green Light bill could be “carried over” to a future session, this latest push indicates that legislators intend to ram it through before they leave Albany.


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VIDEO: Islamization is not taking place in Germany?

An abridged version of an article from PI News, and written by MICHAEL STÜRZENBERGER

Translated by MissPiggy and much thanks for that!

Why aren’t there any Merkel bollard/Lego blocks? Muslims live safer here than the “Taxed to Max” begrudgingly tolerated old burdens without a “migration background” who before 2015, called themselves German.

Last Saturday, about three thousand Muslims carried out a “breaking of the fast” in Munich’s Luitpoldpark. With demonstrative public “praying”, flooded with light at night, with microphone sound and the praising of Allah as the greatest god. The video of the uncanny scenery was shot by a shocked Munich citizen and reminds us of the nightly marches of the National Socialists. After all, in both cases it’s all about public demonstrations of power. Among the participating Muslim organizations were the Turkish nationalist associations “DITIB” and “Islamic Community Millî Görüs” as well as the “Islamic Relief” interwoven with Muslim Brotherhoods.

The Islamic land seizure was organized by the Muslim Council of Munich, flanked by the Migration Advisory Board and supported by the Intercultural Office of the Social Department of the City of Munich. In the best of company, since Milli Görüs was banned in the modern Atatürk-Turkey because of extremist tendencies, but Erdogan abolished this after his assumption of power. In Germany, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution sees this organization as an anti-democratic understanding of the state and a rejection of Western democracies.

The Turkish leader has been talking for years about “leading Islam victoriously to the West”, sees Turkey as a “world power” that should “vaccinate Europe with Turkish culture”, so that the continent will soon be “Turkish”. Stocked in this manner, it will lead to enthusiastic visions like “My Führer, give us the order and we will smash Germany”. Erdogan as a little Hitler, whose Nazi Germany he himself has already named as a role model.

Officials of the Turkish colonization authority “DITIB” therefore see Erdogan as their “Supreme Army Commander”, to whom the DITIB junior staff here in Germany organizes pilgrimages. In the “Neue Züricher Zeitung”, this organization is ascribed the apt term “parallel partner”.

In the illustrious round of fundamentalist associations during this public breaking of the fast, “Islamic Relief” is also represented, which is regarded by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution as an institution in the action network of the Muslim Brotherhood. Right in the middle of it instead of just being there: Imam Bajrambejamin Idriz with his “Munich Forum for Islam”, one of the biggest spiders in the German Islamization Network:

?The tolerance drunk editor Pia Ratzesberger of the Süddeutsche Zeitung is pleased about the, in her eyes, “open” celebration and quotes from the political speech of the head-clothed Seyma Yüksel, member of the board of the Muslim Council, who complains about alleged “racism” and warns against “populist” parties which strengthened in the EU election:

She says into the microphone, “We have a problem and it’s called racism.” She talks about the European elections, about the populists and nationalists who have rejoined parliament. She talks about discrimination when looking for a job or an apartment. The Muslim Council in Munich is now offering a form with which any discrimination can be reported: “Because every incident that is not reported is a loss”. And there are many of them. The form is only available online now, but she has already collected more than a hundred cases in recent weeks, Yüksel says after her speech on the edge of the stage. Above all women with headscarves are attacked, insulted and pushed at bus stops, insulted on the street. Those who wear headscarves are abused every day, sometimes several times, says Seyma Yüksel. This is another reason why breaking the fast in Luitpoldpark is so important.

Totalitarian political Islam uses the terms “tolerance”, “welcome culture”, “diversity”, “participation” and “freedom of religion” propagated by the left mainstream of Western free societies in order to spread and creep into majority positions. Until Muslims can then finally step to the sole seizure of power that their “religion” compellingly prescribes to them.

As in 1933, Germany falls into the stranglehold of a fascist ideology and once again only a minority notices what is going on. When the catastrophe comes, many will again say that they “knew nothing” about it. History can repeat itself in a similar form, but does not have to. If all the people who know the facts now uncompromisingly and intensively strive to enlighten the still largely unsuspecting majority society, the apocalypse can still be stopped this time.

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VIDEO: You’ve Already Lost the Immigration Battle if You Say This. . .

Conditioned responses are funny things. One of them, the statement that they’re “probably all nice people” — oft used when discussing illegal migrants — is also a dangerous thing.

That very line was uttered, reflexively, by Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson Monday night while discussing how one percent of Guatemalans have left for our country in just the last year. It’s a qualifier reflecting that one has been put on the defensive — in a losing position.

No, this isn’t an attack on Carlson, who’s the best mainstream cable news and commentary host in the business. Rather, it’s a cautionary tale: That an intrepid culture warrior such as Carlson can be conditioned to behave defensively — when he should be unabashedly taking the offense (the best defense) — speaks volumes about the effectiveness of leftist conditioning.

Of course, the quoted statement is illogical. No large group contains members who are “all” nice people. Moreover, as Carlson himself pointed out last year, citing data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission (video below), illegals do, unsurprisingly, commit an inordinate amount of crime. Nice people?

Of course, it follows that those migrating illegally — making a conscious decision to violate another nation’s sovereignty and laws — would include an inordinate number of not-so-nice people.

That said, let me be clear: I couldn’t care less, and it’s wholly irrelevant, whether those invading our country are or aren’t Nice People™. I’m not God; my job isn’t to judge their souls. (Interestingly, many who’ll scold “Do not judge lest you be judged” when hearing others judge people as bad will themselves judge the same people as good. But if one can’t judge hearts, that would include positive judgments.)

I simply want them to stay the heck out of my country — and be expelled if they’ve already invaded.

If you can’t say this, unabashedly, you’ve already lost the migration debate. Realize that the Left, some in whose vanguard are master manipulators, has conned us into apologizing for doing what’s right, for enforcing just laws. But what other crime do we address so sheepishly, qualifying our opposition to it with notions that the perps are “just seeking a better life” and may be “nice people”? Why, I met counterfeiters who were nice people. What’s niceness got to do with it?

This is no small point. It’s safe to say that most of the German soldiers — being average young men conscripted into service — invading Poland in 1939 and the U.S.S.R. in ‘41 were “nice people.” Should they have been given blankets; lawyers; court dates; handouts; and, ultimately, invitations to stay?

Then, a family hosting me in France years ago one day brought me to the home of a friend who was a communist — but a nice person. (He really was. He had an easy smile and said he realized the ideology didn’t work, so perhaps he was a sort of theoretical communist.) I liked him, and do to this day, but I still wouldn’t want a few million like him in my country.

This is the point, too. “Nice” is irrelevant. Nice doesn’t save civilization. Nice never won a war, hot or cold, actual or cultural. Theological correctness informs that man is good by nature — though that nature is fallen — because he was made by God and for God. Reflecting this, most people want to do good, though often don’t know what good is. “Nice” is not unique.

And it’s neither good nor nice to invite into our midst people who, well intentioned or not, will irrevocably alter our culture for the worse, transforming our land into something more closely resembling what they left. Relevant here is that 70 to 90-plus percent of these illegals, not to mention the same percentage of (legal) immigrants, vote for leftists upon being naturalized (and sometimes before). Why do you think the Democrats want them here? Because they’re “nice”?

So let’s stop with the nice-illegals qualifier. It doesn’t matter if they’re nice, only that they’re here and not where they’re supposed to be: at home building up their own darn countries.

After all, if they can’t make their own lands better, why should we think they wouldn’t make ours worse?

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Here Are The Republicans In Congress Standing With Trump Over Mexico Tariff Threat

A number of Republicans in the Senate are standing with President Donald Trump over his threat to apply tariffs to Mexico on Tuesday after several party members spoke out against it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that “there is not much support in my conference for tariffs” and he is hoping that the tariffs are not implemented. Other Senators also decided to speak out against Trump’s threat.

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he will not support applying a tariff to Mexico, saying he “would not be inclined to vote [for] a tariff against a friend,” Politico reported Tuesday.

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford reportedly also criticized Trump’s threat, saying the White House “is trying to use tariffs to solve every problem but HIV and climate change.”

However, a number of Republicans are in favor of applying tariffs to Mexico, such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who said in a tweet Wednesday:

I don’t generally like tariffs either. But what alternative do my GOP colleagues have to get #Mexico to secure its southern border, use the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to screen northbound rail cars & vehicles & act on intel we proved on human traffickers?

Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis also defended Trump’s move, saying “I think it’s more likely the tariffs go on,” and that it would be “foolish” for Republicans to try to block the presidents move, in an appearance Tuesday on Fox News.

“I don’t think they’ll do that. If they do, it’s foolish. There is nothing more important than borders,” he continued.

Another senator who has supported Trump’s proposal to apply tariffs to Mexico, is Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby. He told reporters on Capitol Hill Monday he is “not a tariff man,” but that he thinks “if it leads to a better trade agreement, I can understand his strategy.” Shelby also said, “well, if it doesn’t work you are right where you are. Probably have nothing to lose.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defended Trump, according to the president, who tweeted a quote attributed to McCarthy.


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Mexican Cartels Among Greatest Criminal, National Security, Public Health Threat to U.S.

Mexican drug cartels have headquarters throughout the United States and are one of the country’s greatest criminal, national security and public health threats, according to a veteran Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) senior agent pushing the federal government to designate them as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).

“The Mexican cartels have left a trail of blood using intimidation and terrorist acts of ruthless violence,” said Derek S. Maltz, a narco-terror expert who helped establish the Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations Center (CNTOC) before retiring from the DEA. The CNTOC has busted many bigtime narco-terrorism operations, including a money laundering scheme that supported the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

“The cartels engage in beheadings, car bombings, dissolving humans in acid, mass murders, torture, bombings and political assassinations,” Maltz said. “Their actions are consistent with the behaviors of traditional terrorists and they have infiltrated the highest levels of the Mexican government with bribes and corruption.” The former DEA agent added that “Mexican drug cartels have utilized techniques which focus on mind manipulation and behavioral modification commonly utilized by organizations such as Al-Qaeda.”

The troubling details were delivered during recent testimony before the Ohio legislature, where Maltz made a powerful case for designating Mexican drug cartels as FTOs. Following a massive bust of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel in the Buckeye State, a resolution was introduced to get the federal government to make the change so that it may use “appropriate means to mitigate and eventually eliminate the operations of the cartels.”

Last week a criminal justice committee heard testimony as the resolution  advances in the Ohio legislature. Maltz was a key expert witness, telling the panel that cartels “have major hubs in Southern California, Arizona, Chicago, Texas, New York and Atlanta” and have “expanded into South Florida.”

The resolution states that Transitional Criminal Organizations (TCO) based in Mexico (drug cartels) are responsible for the flow of opioids across the border into the United States and Ohio and that they are also responsible for the proliferation of human trafficking in the United States, particularly Ohio, as part and parcel of their drug trafficking operations.

The measure points out that drug cartels conduct operations on U.S. soil in furtherance of drug and human trafficking and that abuse of opioids and human trafficking are direct threats to the economy, well-being and overall vitality of the state of Ohio and its citizens. “The acting administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Uttam Dhillon, recently declared Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the biggest criminal threat the United States faces today,” the Ohio resolution states.

The measure further points out that the Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the U.S. Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, to designate an organization as an FTO when certain criteria are met. Drug cartels meet the criteria, Ohio lawmakers assert, because they are foreign in nature, engage in or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorism and threaten the security of American citizens and the national defense, foreign relations and economic interests of the United States.

Judicial Watch made parallel arguments in a White Paper published earlier this year. In it, Judicial Watch’s investigative team provides comprehensive documentation that Mexican drug cartels, notoriously sophisticated criminal operations, undoubtedly meet the U.S. government’s requirements to be designated FTOs.

The criteria for FTO designation require that organizations be foreign, engage in terrorism or terrorist activity or possess the capability and intent to do so and pose a threat to U.S. nationals or U.S. national security. Mexican drug cartels are inherently foreign, routinely commit criminal acts within the statutory definition of terrorism and arguably represent a more immediate and ongoing threat to U.S. national security than any of the currently-designated FTOs on the State Department list.

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Trump’s Mexico Tariffs: Result of Congressional Obstruction

Congress and courts have undermined border security – tariffs are a last resort.

On May 30, 2019 President Trump announced that he was contemplating imposing tariffs against Mexican imports to the United States to force Mexico to assist in securing the U.S./Mexican border. The very next day, CNN reported, “Trump threatens tariffs on Mexico over immigration” while USA Today reported, “US Chamber weighing lawsuit against White House over Trump tariffs.”

Trump is now seeking to impose tariffs on the goods from Mexico to gain control over the highly porous southern border of the United States, through which tonnage of deadly drugs and other contraband freely flow into the country and unknown hundreds of thousand of illegal aliens enter without inspection. Trump’s action is the direct result of the unwillingness of the “leaders” of both the Democratic and Republican parties to have provided the administration with the tools it clearly needs to end the crisis.

While a wall on the border would not, by itself, end the immigration crisis, it would represent an important element of what should be a secure immigration system that honors America’s tradition of welcoming more lawful immigrants than the rest of the world combined by making clear distinctions between lawful immigrants and illegal aliens.

More than a decade ago Congress voted to fund a fence on the southern border. However, that fence was never built. Other measures were never implemented either, but continual promises of the creation of massive amnesty programs have served to encourage millions of aspiring illegal aliens from around the world to head for our borders.

For decades politicians made statements about how our immigration laws must be enforced and our borders secured against the illegal and uninspected entry of aliens, while making certain never to implement the measures to actually achieve those commonsense and achievable goals.

Unfathomably, now members of the Democratic Party claim that the situation along that border does not constitute an emergency or a crisis.

The first step to solving a problem is to acknowledge that there is one.

Anyone who could take all of the facts surrounding the border situation and declare that there is no emergency has to be either a fool or insane, or for ulterior motives, is happy, indeed ecstatic with the current state of affairs. These are the Democrat politicians who call for the end of immigration law enforcement altogether and castigate ICE agents as thugs to justify promulgating “Sanctuary” policies that shield illegal aliens, including those who pose a clear and immediate threat to public safety, from ICE.

This has cost thousands of innocent victims their lives.

For these immoral politicians, victims of these criminal aliens are simply “speed bumps” on the road to immigration anarchy and the end of U.S. sovereignty.

Some members of both political parties have weighed in about their concerns that imposing tariffs on Mexican goods would hurt American consumers and hurt corporate profits as a justification for their strong opposition to the imposition of tariffs.

The threat of a lawsuit by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce should not come as a surprise. After all, the Chamber of Commerce has been a strident opponent of border security. In fact, I would suggest that the real reason for the chamber’s adamant opposition to the threat of the impassion of tariffs is not so much about the economic fallout from such a tariff, but the possibility that Mexico might finally act to help the United States secure its border against the massive onslaught of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens that undermines national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of American workers.

The greatest concern that the anti-American Chamber of Commerce has, and one I believe that is shared with the members of Congress who oppose the imposition of tariffs, is that Mexico might actually accede to President Trump’s demands that Mexico end the massive caravans of illegal aliens heading with sickening regularity to the U.S./Mexican border. One of the easiest ways for Mexico to do this would be to simply secure its southern border with Guatemala. It is a far smaller border than its northern border with the U.S. and would be highly effective.

I have testified at Congressional and state legislative hearings on immigration where the chamber of Commerce or other special interest groups with strong ties to the Chamber of Commerce also testified.

At those hearings I noted that the 9/11 Commission had made it clear that border security is national security and that the 9/11 terror attacks and other such attacks, both thwarted and those that were actually carried out, were only possible because of multiple failures of the immigration system, including failures to secure our borders.

In fact, the preface of the official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel – begins with the following paragraph:

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.

Incredibly some of those witnesses not only scoffed at my concerns and the concerns and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, but confronted me after the hearings and told me that my calls for enhanced border security must stop. They complained that while I saw our borders as America’s first and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals, to them secure borders were a serious impediment to theirwealth!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is far more fixated on head-counts on international airliners, ball parks and theaters than they are on body counts at the morgue! It also has friends in both political parties, particularly the Republican Party.

For all of these open-border advocates and immigration anarchists, our immigration system has morphed from being a system that protects national security, public safety, public health and the well-being of Americans into a delivery system of unparalleled efficiency that delivers an unlimited supply of exploitable foreign workers who can be coerced into working for substandard wages under illegally dangerous conditions.

Our immigration system also delivers an unlimited supply of foreign students and foreign tourists and, for the immigration lawyers in both political parties, of greatest concern, an unlimited supply of clients for immigration law firms.

This has not happened overnight, although any shred of integrity to the immigration system has been stripped away by politicians who lack integrity.

Indeed, I wrote about this in a recent article, “Caravan Of ‘Migrants’ – A Crisis Decades In The Making.”

Securing the U.S./Mexican border would interfere with a delivery system that is far more efficient than Fed-Ex and UPS combined.

For those who oppose the imposition of tariffs, put the blame where it belongs: on the U.S. Congress that has impeded, obstructed and hobbled any and all efforts at border security while Sanctuary Cities beckon illegal aliens.

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Cooperation Between ICE and Police Essential to Combat MS-13

Immigration law enforcement provides heavy artillery to fight transnational crime.

On May 26, 2019 the local radio station in New York, 1010 WINS reported, Nassau police union: Dozens more detectives needed to combat MS-13.

That report began with this excerpt:

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Two days after the body of a suspected MS-13 victim was discovered at Massapequa Preserve, Nassau PBA president James McDermott says gang units in the county are understaffed and ill-equipped to deal with the violent gang.

“Our gang unit is undermanned and not provided with the necessary resources to deal with this threat,” he said Sunday, speaking near the location where the body was discovered Friday.

The remains are believed to be from one of a number of people murdered by MS-13 several years ago.

In any battle, more “boots on the ground” can help to insure victory.  Where the battle is against transnational criminals, it would be most helpful if those “boots” were worn by ICE agents.

What was not discussed in this article is how ICE agents can be of a huge assistance in effectively combatting MS-13 and other transnational gangs and how sanctuary policies have the exact opposite impact.

Indeed, effective immigration law enforcement can support law and assist enforcement efforts to combat gangs, human trafficking, prostitution drug trafficking and other serious crimes.

Years ago INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) agents worked in close cooperation with the NYPD.  Back then I frequently participated in joint operations with the NYPD to shut down houses of prostitution.  Many of the clients and prostitutes of these brothels were illegal aliens.

The police would arrest the prostitutes and their clients and we would lodge detainers or simply take them into custody.  The word on the street was that illegal aliens might find themselves being deported by the INS agents.  Business dropped and many of these locations were permanently shuttered.

Additionally, many times the prostitutes would cooperate with our efforts to identify human traffickers so that we could target the pernicious traffickers and ultimately dismantle their operations and bring them to justice.

It is obvious that ICE agents are empowered to arrest illegal aliens on administrative charges that result in the deportation of illegal aliens from the United States.

To this point, immigration anarchists frequently refer to immigration laws as “civil laws” minimizing the true importance of our nation’s immigration laws and the actual authority that ICE agents have.

What is seldom, if ever discussed, is that there are also criminal laws that are a part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and violations of these laws carry serious prison sentences.

In fact, on May 13, 2019 The Washington Examiner published an opinion piece, Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third of all sentencings that was based on the official report of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics that reported that immigration law violations accounted for 34.4% of all federal prosecutions and that 94.7% of immigration prosecutions resulted in prison sentences.

The 9/11 Commission determined that visa fraud and immigration fraud figured prominently in the ability of international terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves as they went about their deadly preparation, and not only with the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were concerned.

Visa fraud 18 U.S. Code § 1546 is an extremely serious crime and when it is committed in conjunction with terrorism exposes the alien who perpetrates that crime to a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

Visa fraud committed in conjunction with drug trafficking carries a maximum of 20 years in  prison.

Human Trafficking/Alien Smuggling 8 U.S. Code § 1324 addresses crimes that relate to illegally bringing aliens into the and/or harboring, concealing, aiding, abetting, inducing and encouraging aliens to enter the United States illegally or to remain in the United States illegally and these crimes carry hefty jail sentences.  In fact, if such activities lead to the death of any individual, the punishment, upon conviction, can be life in prison.

Re-entry After Deportation, 8 U.S. Code § 1326 carries a maximum of 20 years in prison if the alien in question meets the definition of an “aggravated felon.”  (On a personal note, I worked with then-New York Senator Al D’Amato to first convince him of the need to change the law that had previously made no distinction about the criminal history of deported aliens who reentered the United States after being deported.  Previously the maximum penalty was two years in prison.  The twenty year maximum is intended to deter aliens from returning illegally to the United States.)  Given the nature of this particular crime, it is all but impossible for an alien who has been deported and subsequently reentered illegally to deny that the charges are true.

While it may take years to put many criminal cases together and involve many agents and resources, the crime of unlawful reentry can be investigated and completed in just a few days.  It is cost-effective and provides a huge hammer to combat criminal aliens who make a mockery of our borders and immigration laws.

Illegal aliens who are found in possession of ammunition or a firearm in interstate or foreign commerce, 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(5) face up to ten years in prison.  Again, this is a simple case to investigate and the jail sentence is significant.

Where all of these federal criminal charges are concerned, they will all ultimately also result in the deportation of the criminal aliens after they complete their prisons sentences.

The goal of law enforcement is to protect the property and lives of those who would fall prey to criminals.  Prison sentences are established to accomplish a few commonsense objectives.  First, to punish those who violate our laws, second to deter those who might contemplate violating our laws and finally to get dangerous criminals off of the streets of our towns and cities to separate them from those who would otherwise fall victim to their criminal behavior.

One of the challenges for law enforcement is the challenge presented by recidivists, that is, criminals who repeatedly commit crimes, get arrested and convicted, serve prison sentences only to return to the street to commit more crimes and hurt/kill more victims.

Prisons are often optimistically referred to as “Correctional Institutions” where the inmates are hopefully rehabilitated by addressing their sociopathic conduct through training, counseling and other such measures.  Unfortunately, all too frequently these efforts fail.

Where criminal aliens are concerned, deporting such criminals provides a means of removing them permanently from the streets of American towns and cities.  The severe penalty for unlawful reentry of such criminal aliens was intended to deter such aliens from returning to the United States.  This deterrent factor would be far more effective if there were more ICE agents who could arrest such aliens so that more would be prosecuted.

Sanctuary cities have the precise opposite affect, encouraging aliens to run our borders and thus endanger the lives of innocent victims.  It most be noted the most frequently those at greatest risk are the members of the immigrant communities where these criminal aliens live and ply their sociopathic “trades.”

Sanctuary policies shield and embolden the gangs and imperil innocent victims, often teenage immigrant children.

With “friends” like the politicians who create “Sanctuary” policies, or want to end ICE altogether, immigrants don’t need enemies!


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EDITORS NOTE: This FrontPage Magazine column is republished with permission.

Little Laconia, NH has a Murder and the Man Arrested is an Iraqi Refugee

To be more precise, Hassan Ali Sapry is the son of a Special Immigrant Visa holder from Iraq.  The family arrived in New Hampshire in 2008 according to local media reports on the case.

Of course they are all local reports because murders by refugees (or most illegal aliens for that matter) go unreported in the national print or cable news media.

This story is a month old (thanks to Julia for sending it), but it is new to me and likely new to everyone of you (unless you live in NH!).

The news reminds me that I have been planning to tell you where our Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program is under the Trump Administration.  The last time I looked at the numbers being admitted they were huge—largely from Afghanistan at the moment.  Ten years ago they were growing exponentially from Iraq after Ted Kennedy got the SIV program quietly off the ground.

SIVs are treated just like regular refugees and receive all of the usual welfare goodies refugees receive. Paid refugee contractors are responsible for placing them and someone knowledgeable about the program once reported to me that it is the SIV arrivals that are keeping the contractors afloat.

But I digress….

I’ll post the latest numbers soon.

For more on the Laconia, NH murder, there are lots of local stories about the murder and the manhunt that followed. Here are just a couple of those.

From the Union Leader on April 27th.  LOL! Laconia “man.”  Not a refugee, not a new American, not an Iraqi, just a Laconia man.

Laconia man charged with second-degree murder of local man

LACONIA — Hassan Sapry, 21, was arrested and charged Friday with the second-degree murder of local resident Wilfred Guzman Sr., 57, state and local law enforcement officials announced.

Sapry will be arraigned Monday in Belknap County Superior Court, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald said in a statement he issued with Laconia Police Chief Matthew Canfield and State Police Col. Christopher J. Wagner.

The arrest ended a three-day search of the city for someone authorities said they wanted to question about Guzman, who was found dead in his apartment at 57 Blueberry Lane on April 19.

State and local police had warned that Sapry should be considered dangerous.

Officials confirmed Sapry was taken into custody in Laconia, but did not offer any further details on precisely when or how that occurred.

Jordan Stacey of Laconia told reporters Sapry was taken into custody from his parents’ house on Pleasant Street.

“He’s off the street. We feel safer tonight,” Stacey said.

More here.

And here from the day before, this time from the Laconia Daily Sun where we learn how this ‘new American’ family came to be living in New Hampshire.

Suspect arrested after manhunt in Guzman homicide

Homicides are rare in Laconia and many people commented on social media that they were nervous after hearing about the killing, a suspect at large, helicopters circlings overhead, and police searching the water in boats.

Canfield said he didn’t know a motive for the killing of Guzman, who worked at a Staples store in Tilton.

Guzman’s body was found Friday, April 19, in his apartment at 57 Blueberry Lane.

An autopsy showed Guzman died from blunt and sharp force trauma to the head.

Sapry, his older brother, and their parents, Ali Hassan and his wife Ferdos Ajeel, arrived in Laconia in 2008. The family is originally from Iraq, where Hassan was a driver and bodyguard for Western and U.N. diplomats.

The Hassan family lived for a time at the complex where Guzman lived and at a nearby complex before buying the home on Pleasant Street.

Neighbors, classmates and refugee volunteers said Sapry was respectful, enjoyed track and soccer and didn’t get into trouble.

Continue reading here.

I would like to get back to my Medicaid/Medicare/Food Stamp fraud stories, but all of these murders and rapes by immigrants are keeping me busy these days!

See my ‘Violent crimes’ category by clicking here.

EDITORS NOTE: This Frauds, Crooks and Criminals column is republished with permission.

SANCTUARY POLICIES KILL: The road to hell — paved by malevolent politicians.

Our nation’s immigration laws were enacted to protect national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans.  Those laws are utterly and completely blind about race, religion and/or ethnicity.

The 9/11 Commission was crystal clear in its findings that first and foremost, the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and other attacks perpetrated by foreign nationals were only possible because of multiple failures of the immigration system.

Failures of border security and a lack of interior enforcement have enabled criminal aliens, members of transnational gangs and terrorists to flow easily into the United States and, once in the United States, into towns and cities across America.

Failures of border security have also enabled aliens with dangerous communicable diseases to enter the United States and have permitted foreign workers to enter the U.S. to displace American workers.

Because of the extreme politicization of immigration, the United States intentionally lacks an adequate number of ICE agents and other resources to enforce the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States. There are roughly 7,000 ICE agents and they are not only responsible for enforcing immigration laws but other laws that have nothing to do with immigration.  To put this in perspective, TSA has more than 45,000 employees and the NYPD has more than 38,000 police officers.  The entire United States of America functionally has about 3,000 agents dedicated to enforcing our immigration laws.

I addressed this unconscionable betrayal of America and Americans in my extensive article, Sanctuary Country – Immigration failures by design that I hope you will take the time to read.

But today we will zoom in on one particularly egregious case that illustrates just how depraved and delusional some political leaders and their subordinate employees have become in undermining the already hobbled efforts by ICE through the creation of “Sanctuary Cities.”

These jurisdictions shield illegal aliens from immigration law enforcement and often ignore detainers lodged by ICE agents.  This frequently results in criminal aliens being released from custody and onto the streets where they are free to ply their criminal trades, killing, raping and robbing.

The May 22, 2019 Washington Times report, PG County admits sanctuary policy freed illegal immigrant before murder, began with this infuriating excerpt:

Prince George’s County has admitted it did defy an ICE detainer and released an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally who had been accused of attempted murder, only to see the teen implicated in a horrific gang-related killing last month.

A spokesman for the county corrections department said Wednesday it released the alleged MS-13 gang member onto the streets. Andrew Cephas retracted his statement on Tuesday that the department transferred custody of the teen to the state.

Stop and let the enormity of this one sink in.  An illegal alien who had been arrested for attempted murder was intentionally shielded from ICE by supposed law enforcement officers who took an oath to enforce the law and defend the Constitution.

On May 21, 2019 ICE issued a press release about this sordid case that provides even more damning facts, ICE seeks custody of teen murder suspects for a second time– Local jurisdiction failed to honor previous detainers.

This is how this press release began:

BALTIMORE – Following the recent arrest of two unlawfully present teens suspected in the violent murder of a young girl in Maryland, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in Baltimore are again seeking to take custody of the illegal aliens through the ICE detainer process following the Prince George’s County Detention Center’s (PGCDC) failure to cooperate.

Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce and Joel Ernesto Escobar, both Salvadoran nationals, were previously arrested on May 11, 2018 when they were arrested by Prince George’s County Police Department (PGCPD) for attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, participation in gang activity, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted robbery, and other related charges. ICE officers lodged a detainer with PGCDC, however both were released on an unknown date and time without notification to ICE.

On May 16, 2019, PGCPD arrested the same individuals and charged them with first-degree murder.

The alleged victim of these thugs was a fourteen year old girl whose life would have been spared if only the law enforcement officers had not obstructed ICE from carrying out its duties.

Time and again violent sociopathic aliens have been released by local law enforcement agencies around the United States to ostensibly protect “immigrants” from ICE agents.

Lawful immigrants and nonimmigrant aliens who abide by their terms of temporary admission into the United States need no protection from ICE agents just as motorists who operate their vehicles in accordance with motor vehicle laws need no protection from police officers.

Illegal aliens, on the other hand, violate our laws and should not be shielded from ICE.

The bogus argument that local authorities will only cooperate with ICE when aliens engage in “serious criminal” activities must be seen for what it is, a lie to justify obstructing immigration law enforcement.

As an INS agent I arrested numerous fugitive aliens during supposedly “routine” field investigations.

In fact, I will never forget the illegal alien I arrested at a glass factory in Brooklyn.  He had claimed to be a naturalized citizen who had been born in Belize.  We could find no record for him and so I took him into custody to initiate an investigation.

The owner of the factory was adamant that his employee was a “good guy” who was honest and trust worthy.  Indeed, he told me that this employee had the keys to the factory and frequently opened the business and locked up at night.

It turned out that this “trustworthy and honest” employee was using an assumed identity.  He had done time for manslaughter and after serving his sentence was deported.  He returned illegally to the United States was arrested and  prosecuted for unlawful reentry after deportation, a felony, and escaped from a federal penitentiary where he was serving his prison sentence.

Our immigration laws do not allow for local authorities to take it upon themselves to decide whether or not to turn illegal aliens over to ICE.

In the case that serves as the predication for my commentary today, these two alleged members of MS-13 posed a serious threat to community safety, a threat that is well known throughout Maryland where that gang has established a large and notorious reputation for extreme violence.

On June 21, 2017 the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat.

Here is an excerpt from Chairman Grassley’s statement:

This organization has been dubbed the world’s “most dangerous gang,” and some say it could be a terrorist organization. But, you wouldn’t expect anything less from a group whose motto is “kill, rape, and control.”

Unfortunately, over the past two years, this terrifying motto has become a vicious reality for many communities across our nation. So far this year, the gang has been publicly linked to dozens of high-profile killings, rapes, and assaults across the country, from the Washington D.C. metro area to Houston, Texas.

Undoubtedly, there are many more that simply haven’t been reported.

Once again the architects and perpetrators of “Sanctuary” policies have blood on their hands.

EDITORS NOTE: This FrontPage Magazine column is republished with permission.

Revoke Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card

If you are not a member of the Democrats’ protected class of bitter loudmouths who hate America, you can be investigated and prosecuted for marriage fraud. The headlines have been filled with recent crackdowns.

In Texas last week, 96 people were indicted on federal charges of conspiring to defraud our immigration system by arranging phony unions between American citizens and sham spouses in Vietnam.

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, three men pleaded guilty to participating in fraudulent marriages with noncitizens and sponsoring them for green cards under false pretenses.

At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, two soldiers and two African immigrants were indicted by a grand jury related to a scheme involving an entire ring of service members who attempted to match female soldiers with foreigners from Ghana and Nigeria. They each face between 15-35 years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines each.

In Alabama, an Indian national pleaded guilty to arranging 80 fake marriages using U.S. citizen recruits to bail out Indian foreign nationals who had overstayed their visas or Student Exchange Visitor Program requirements.

You wouldn’t know it from the radio silence of Democratic leaders regarding radioactive Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s long-festering and bizarre bigamy scheme (which she still refuses to address), but marriage fraud is a federal felony. As the Department of Homeland Security makes clear, it is a serious crime—not a victimless, harmless infraction—that “weakens our nation’s security and makes us less safe.”

No kidding. I have long documented the national security consequences of marriage fraud by deadly jihadists:

Eight Mideastern men who plotted to bomb New York landmarks in 1993 all obtained green cards and permanent legal residence by marrying U.S. citizens.

El Sayyid A. Nosair put a ring on American Karen Ann Mills Sweeney’s finger to avoid deportation for overstaying his visa. He acquired U.S. citizenship, allowing him to remain in the country, and was later convicted for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that claimed six lives.

Top Osama bin Laden aide Ali Mohamed became a U.S. citizen after marrying a woman he met on a plane trip from Egypt to New York. He was convicted for his role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa that killed 12 Americans and more than 200 others.

A year after 9/11, Homeland Security officials cracked a vast Middle Eastern marriage fraud ring for illegal immigrants in “Operation Broken Vows” that stretched from Boston to South Carolina to California.

Faisal Shahzad, the 2010 Times Square bomb plotter, married an American woman, Huma Mian, in 2008 after spending a decade in the country on foreign student and employment visas.

Anyone capable of and willing to lie to federal officials in face-to-face interviews, falsify government forms under penalty of perjury, and conspire to undermine the integrity of our immigration system is a threat to our country.

Terrorism is not the only concern. Other complex criminal organizations are often involved. Even nations governed by open borders loons like Canada’s Justin Trudeau take marriage fraud seriously. Last week, the government moved to strip a Chinese national of his fraudulently acquired Canadian citizenship after paying a woman $5,000 to enter a sham marriage.

We have enough native-born scam artists and fraudsters without having to import more from around the world. But you know what’s even more of an insult than an ordinary foreign marriage faker? An entitled, arrogant, and unrepentant marriage faker hiding behind the “Islamophobia” and “sexism” cards. Yes, I’m looking at you, Omar.

Investigations dating back to 2016 by blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line (which recently celebrated 15 years in the blogosphere), David North of the Center for Immigration Studies, Alpha News reporter Preya Samsundar, and reporter David Steinberg have determined that the outspoken Somalian Muslim refugee likely married her own brother named Ahmed Elmi in 2009 for some unknown ill-gotten gain while still informally married to the man she calls her husband and father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi.

After a Somalian website floated questions about the marriage arrangement with Elmi and Johnson’s initial reporting broke into the local news, Omar sought to divorce Elmi. Her use of $6,000 in state campaign funds, some of which went to pay a personal divorce lawyer, is currently under state investigation.

Social media posts, photographic evidence, and publicly available biographical data strongly suggest that Elmi (now living in London) and Omar are siblings with the same father.

Many of the pair’s Instagram and Facebook comments to each other have been deleted.

Omar’s staff and lawyer have rebuked questions about the arrangement as “categorically ridiculous and false” and suggested that truth-seekers in the matter are “people who do not want an East African, Muslim woman elected to office.”

For good measure, Omar has decried “Trump-style misogyny, racism, anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobic division.”

Hey, I’m not the one who bragged last week that Omar, a naturalized American citizen, brought “the perspective of a foreigner” to her role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. That was Omar.

Perhaps she’ll share her “foreign perspective” on how any other sane nation would handle an elected official who won’t answer questions about possible felony immigration fraud while sitting on a sensitive legislative panel. I’m all ears.



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San Francisco: New American [Manuel Amador] Arrested for Kidnapping and Rape of Senior Citizen

Here we go again, another vulnerable elderly American woman suffers violent attack.

This time in Nancy Pelosi’s back yard.

Manuel Jesus Amador was arraigned on May 23rd. He required an interpreter even as his attorney said he had been in the US for 20 years!

Only a few years ago Nancy Pelosi and her other Democrat fellow members of the House were promoting an ad that depicts a mean Paul Ryan pushing granny off a cliff by taking away her healthcare.

Well, where the hell are they now as immigrants (legal/illegal!) are literally raping and killing grannies?  (See my ‘Violent Crime’ category.)

Thanks again to Cristina for bringing another horrible crime to my attention.

From Fox affiliate KTVU,

(At the time of this news account the woman had already been in the hospital for nearly two weeks!)

San Francisco police arrest man who allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted 74-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – A 74-year-old woman remains hospitalized nearly two weeks after authorities said she was kidnapped and raped inside of a home in San Francisco.

According to court documents, the 74-year-old a woman was walking to a friend’s house on May 10 when she was kidnapped off the sidewalk around 8:00 a.m. on Prague and Curtis Streets near McLaren Park. Police said the victim reported that she was forced into a house and sexually assaulted over a period of four to five hours.

Police have arrested 47-year-old Manuel Amador of San Francisco after serving a search warrant at his home on May 17. Court documents said Amador is accused of dragging the elderly woman down his driveway to a side door near the garage. A pit bull belonging to Amador’s roommate reportedly bit the woman multiple times on her feet, her ankle, and her left hip before she was forced into a room and pushed on the bed.

The woman tried to fight off her attacker, but was unable to get away, according to the court documents. They also state the woman recalls being strangled, raped, and sexually assaulted multiple times. Amador reportedly admitted to the rape and told investigators the woman lost consciousness for about 30 minutes. Amador is also accused of dressing the woman and dragging her back outside where he reportedly left her on the sidewalk without a cell phone, keys, or shoes.

Continue reading here.

The photo is from a subsequent San Francisco Chronicle story, see here.  It is that article that says he has been here for two decades.

You can bet there is more to this story—Amador supposedly here for 20 years, speaks no English and has no criminal record.  I don’t believe it.

Where is Nancy? 

Why doesn’t she care about seniors now—elderly women like herself viciously attacked by men who shouldn’t be in America in the first place—not fictitious grandmothers suffering at the hands of fictitious mean Republicans.


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EDITORS NOTE: This Frauds, Crooks and Criminals column is republished with permission.

EU elections: Significant populist gains show will of the people to stand against Islamization

The most “controversial” so-called ‘populist’ leaders experienced notable wins in EU elections, giving renewed hope that the EU has a sizable force of “Eurosceptic” populists to contend with–those who will continue to stymie globalist ambitions of open-door immigration which will weaken the sovereignty of Judeo-Christian democracies, and re-shape the EU through Islamization.

In France, in a fairly close vote, Marine Le Pen declared victory over globalist Emmanuel Macron. “Previously, Le Pen had called the European elections a referendum on the presidency of Macron and called on him to resign from office if his party were not able to win.”  The voice of the people in France has spoken, despite being condemned as “far right”….

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reacted to the exit poll predictions saying, “The far right is consolidating its positions, this message is strong and we have received it.”

Another notable and expected win: Hungary’s Viktor Orban who long vowed to “shake up the EU” in the face of EU demands and bullying on migrant quotas. As promised, Orban is delivering. After declaring a big victory, he reaffirmed his goals…..

“Prime Minister Viktor Orban told supporters of his Fidesz party that he would cooperate with everyone in Europe who wanted to halt immigration. ‘The election victory means that … Hungarians gave us the task of … stopping immigration all across Europe,’ Orban told cheering fans in Budapest. Hungarians wanted Fidesz to ‘protect Christian culture in Europe‘ he said.

Italy’s Matteo Salvini won a majority and declares “a new Europe is born“.

In the UK, the Brexit party humiliated the Conservative and Labour Parties in a sweeping victory.

In Germany: Angela Merkel’s Union “suffered heavy losses” but not enough unfortunately. “Technically”, the  Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union  received the largest share of votes “but the environmental party experienced the biggest surge.” Merkel’s Union dropped by about seven percent compared to the last election in 2014 when they took a 35.3 percent share of the vote.” Given results, there is still hope that the public will wake up to Merkel’s disastrous leadership and their country’s islamization advancement in 2021 general elections.

“Le Pen Triumphs Over Macron in EU Election Exit Poll, Calls for Fresh National Elections”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, May 26, 2019:

Populist leader Marine Le Pen and her Rassemblement National (National Rally, or RN) have triumphed over sitting French president Emmanuel Macron in the European Parliament elections, according to exit polls.

Ms Le Pen declared victory following exit polls showing the RN winning around 24 per cent of the vote, compared to Macron’s La Republique En Marche! (LREM) who, according to projections, has come in second with 22.5 percent of the vote, French newspaper Le Figaro reports.

Declaring victory, the RN leader said, “The trust we have been given by the French in designating us as the first party in France but especially as that of the future alternation is an immense honour.”

She went on to call for Macron to dissolve the French parliament, saying “it is up to the President of the Republic to draw the consequences” and calling for fresh elections, stating that Macron put his own presidency on the line in the vote.

“The winners and losers: Six things to know about the EU elections in Germany”, by Rachel Loxton, The Local, May 27, 2019:

The results of the European Parliamentary elections are in and Germany has spoken. Here’s what it all means.
Who won in Germany?

The Greens. Okay, that’s not true. Technically, the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) received the largest share of votes (28.7 percent) but the environmental party experienced the biggest surge.

The Union suffered heavy losses – their support dropped by about seven percent compared to the last election in 2014 when they took a 35.3 percent share of the vote. It was even worse for the centre-left SPD, who took 15.6 percent of the vote on Sunday, a drop of 12 percent compared to five years ago.

Crucially, the Green party, which won more than 20 percent of the vote in Germany, increasing by about 10 percent from 2014, took more than a million votes both from the SPD, led by Andrea Nahles, as well as from the CDU, which is led by Angela Merkel’s successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer….

“Big win for Orban’s party in Hungary EU vote”, France 24, May 27, 2019:

The Fidesz party of Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban scored a big win in European parliament elections, according to results published by Hungarian media on Sunday.

With 98 percent of the vote counted, Fidesz has won 52 percent according to the Magyar Nemzet newspaper, up from the 51 percent it won in 2014.

The left-wing Democratic Coalition (DK) is far behind in second place with 16.3 percent and the small liberal Momentum party is set to break into the European parliament for the first time with 9.7 percent.

The Socialists (MSZP) are on 6.6 percent, just ahead of the far-right Jobbik party which has suffered a dramatic drop from 15 percent in 2014 to just 6.5 percent.

The environmentalist LMP party is expected to lose its single MEP seat, out of 21 allocated to Hungary.

This election has also seen record turnout for a European election in Hungary, standing at 41.7 percent half an hour before polls closed….


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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission.

In Fact, Neither France Nor The U.S. Belong To Illegal Aliens

It appears that illegal aliens in France (known as “les sans-papiers,” which translates to “the ones without papers”) have begun imitating the tactics used by illegal aliens in the United States.

A few days ago, roughly 500 sans-papiers invaded Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to protest France’s immigration policies. According to the New York Post, “The migrants reportedly refused to let passengers board [outgoing flights]until their demands were met….” They also insisted that Air France immediately cease, “any financial, material, logistical or political participation in deportations.”

That’s become pretty standard stuff in immigration protests. However, it was the demonstrators’ slogans that should give pause to the citizens of the developed West, whose countries are being overrun. As they were surrounded by riot police, the sans-papierschanted, “France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!”

That’s a shocking claim. At present, the world is organized around a system of independent nations described as “sovereign.” Sovereignty, is the notion that people may form political bonds and govern themselves any way they choose. It acknowledges that there is a philosophical wall around nations. Within that border, the nation-state is the highest political and legal authority. And no single nation has the authority to dictate how another conducts its internal affairs.  As such, France does, in fact, belong to the French, just as the United States belongs to Americans.

As an element of sovereignty, nations have the unfettered right to determine who may enter their territory. The Supreme Court of the United States summarized this very neatly in Ekiu v. United States saying, “It is an accepted maxim of international law that every sovereign nation has the power, as inherent in sovereignty, and essential to self-preservation, to forbid the entrance of foreigners within its dominions, or to admit them only in such cases and upon such conditions as it may see fit to prescribe.”

In plain English, that means any time outside forces are permitted to dictate who a particular nation must allow within its borders, that nation is no longer in control of its own political destiny. And it must always be wary of its sovereignty being slowly eroded by uncontrolled mass migration – and the political shifts that inevitably accompany rapid demographic change.

Europe’s “Syrian Refugee” crisis and America’s southern border crisis continue to drag on. Therefore both France and the U.S. should be asking themselves just how long they are willing to tolerate foreign trespassers who feel entitled to make unreasonable demands and dictate how immigration laws should be enforced. A failure to answer that question may very well lead to a loss of meaningful sovereignty and the dissolution of both France and the United States as we currently know them.


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EDITORS NOTE: This FAIR column is republished with permission.

Texas again: Illegal Alien Admits to Brutal Murder as Grandmother Begged for her Life

When I launched this blog—Frauds and Crooks—I expected to be primarily writing about the vast amounts of fraud being perpetrated (mostly by new Americans) in our various welfare programs along with some odds and ends of other crime stories.

How many times in recent days have we heard about a handful of vulnerable children dying after being brought across our southern border illegally by parents or human traffickers over the last year or so?  I think the number is six, but reports are non-stop on CNN.However, I was not prepared for the number of stories I’m seeing involving violent crimes against vulnerable women.

Yet, I have still seen not one mention on CNN of the Kenyan Killer—Billy Chemirmir—an illegal alien who allegedly murdered 12 (more?) elderly Texas women for their jewelry.

Here is another dreadful story from, yes, Texas, about an illegal alien killing a 75-year-old woman in her home by stabbing her with several kitchen knives over a 40 minute period. Etta Nugent spent 40 minutes pleading for her life.

Do not open your doors to strangers!

From the Houston Chronicle (hat tip: Julia),

The man accused of stabbing an elderly woman to death in her Sharpstown home detailed the gruesome killing to police investigators, saying that he spent at least 40 minutes with her as she begged for her life, according to prosecutors.

Marco Cobos, 19, allegedly used multiple knives to stab Etta Nugent to death for about 40 minutes to an hour, according to the charging documents which prosecutors read aloud during his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

The medical examiner reported finding more than 13 stab wounds on the 75-year-old woman’s body.

He has been charged with capital murder in Nugent’s death.

The Mexican national is being held at the Harris County Jail without bond and federal authorities have placed an immigration detainer on him.

Cobos, who also is homeless, had sought help from Nugent to fix his broken down Ford F-150, but she was unable to “because of her age,” police said.

The truck Cobos had been sleeping in had been reported stolen in Phoenix, Arizona, authorities said. Before the attack, neighbors said they saw Cobos and his vehicle parked outside Nugent’s home in the 8100 block of Neff Street.

Prosecutors said Cobos confessed to stabbing the woman around 10 p.m. Sunday.

“The family of Etta Nugent is heartbroken and in absolute shock at the senseless tragedy that unfolded before them this week,” relatives to the slain woman said in a statement. “Etta was a kind, gentle and generous woman who lived her life with unwavering dedication to her faith, family and friends.”

“To see her life end in such a tragic, evil matter is simply unexplainable,” the statement continued.

Nugent, a mother of three and grandmother to six, was a retired parish secretary at Holy Ghost Catholic Church and attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

A son’s worst nightmare….

Nugent’s son found her dead in the living room after she failed to answer her phone or visit her husband Monday morning at a convalescent care facility.


During an interview, police said he confessed to forcing his way into the home. He forced his way into the home as Nugent spoke to him through a crack in the door. He stabbed her in the chest and went to the kitchen to find more knives, according to prosecutors.

He heard the doorbell ring and saw Nugent on the front porch trying to escape. Cobos said he went outside and grabbed her in a “bear hug.” He got more knives from the kitchen and continued stabbing her until she died.

More details here.

This story is from Wednesday, I’ll be watching to see how long it takes to make national news!  CNNMSNBCWashington PostNew York Times?

But I won’t hold my breath! The mainstream media is too busy reporting on the vulnerable ‘children’ coming across our southern border (‘children’ like Cobos himself!).

EDITORS NOTE: This Frauds, Crooks and Criminals column is republished with permission.