The Most Justified Impeachment in American History

Secretary Mayorkas willfully allowing millions to invade the country is not just a “policy dispute.”


As the House Homeland Security Committee advanced articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over an invasion of the country by millions, Democrats and some Republicans argued that it was a “policy dispute” and not impeachable.

“Political and policy disagreements aren’t impeachable offenses,” former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The Journal‘s own editorial board used that same line in its own subheader opposing impeachment, arguing that, “a policy dispute doesn’t qualify as a high crime and misdemeanor.”

Democrats have been making that argument all along.

The Democrat Committee on Homeland Security put forward a 45-page statement which mentions the word “policy” 45 times, and argues that, “Impeachment is an extraordinary remedy under the United States Constitution. It is not a tool for policy or political differences.”

“This is simply a policy dispute, a disagreement about how a different party is attacking a policy problem. And the Republicans are trying to abuse their power and the Constitution to convert what is simply a disagreement into somehow some way, a high crime and misdemeanor there is no crime, much less a high crime or misdemeanor here,” Rep Dan Goldman contended.

Impeachment is not an “extraordinary remedy”, it’s just the ultimate form of congressional oversight. Presidents are not kings, they do not have unlimited power to do whatever they please, and cabinet members may be appointed by presidents, but they must be approved and serve at the pleasure of two branches of the federal government, and not just of one single man.

The same Democrats protesting that impeaching Mayorkas is an abuse of power were responsible for sending Peter Navarro, a former Trump official, to prison for refusing to testify before their partisan committee. That was and is an extraordinary abuse of power.

Mayorkas, unlike Navarro, is a sitting government official. Impeachment, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers, involves those “offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.

Impeachable offenses “relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself,” he wrote.

It’s hard to think of a better example than allowing millions of illegal aliens to invade the country, and doing everything possible to wilfully impede the efforts of states trying to slow that invasion.

As the internet meme goes, Homeland Security had one job. Is our homeland secure?

Entire cities have been overloaded and are groaning under the weight of an invasion that has no precedent in American history. Major cities are swarmed, police officers are being assaulted in broad daylight and stores are being cleaned out by massive mobs of illegal migrant invaders.

There were 2.5 million encounters at the border in the last fiscal year alone. And that does not count the millions more who were never ‘encountered’. The same House Committee on Homeland Security moving to impeach Secretary Mayorkas had released statistics showing that there were 269,735 encounters in just the last month of the fiscal year.

Nearly 7 million illegal alien invaders have shown up on Mayorkas’ and Biden’s watch. They include tens of thousands of gang members and criminals, hundreds of terrorists and enough fentanyl to kill every American ten times over… and those are just the ones that we caught.

Is 7 million illegal invaders a policy dispute or a war?

Biden, Mayorkas and other officials claim that they’re helpless to act and that they’re doing the best that they can, and that House Republicans can fix the problem with a “border deal.”

All of that is a lie.

The Biden administration calculatedly set out to dismantle every border security policy. It ended construction of the border wall and sued Arizona and Texas for trying to fortify their own borders.  It fought in court to end Title 42 authority by claiming that the pandemic was over even as Biden tried to justify his massive student loan bailout plan because of the pandemic. It went to court to be able to not only release illegal alien invaders into America, but to do so without court dates.

When a court blocked the release of illegal aliens without court dates, Secretary Mayorkas denounced it as a “very harmful ruling.” During the negotiations for a ‘border deal’, the Biden administration insisted that preventing it from releasing illegal aliens into the country was a ‘red line’ that it could not compromise on. That’s because releasing them is the whole point.

You can file this under “treason” or “high crimes and misdemeanors”, but it is at its most elemental, a profound breach of the public trust with massively catastrophic consequences.

It is a “policy dispute” in the same sense that announcing China can freely invade California or that anyone born before 1959 can be freely killed without fear of prosecution is a policy dispute. In theory every policy position, no matter how horrifying, is a policy dispute. Public officials should not be casually impeached over policy disagreements, they should however be impeached when their malicious actions violate their duties and cause tremendous harm.

Of all the impeachments over the years, impeaching Mayorkas may be the most justified.

Past impeachments have often been partisan exercises or like the impeachment of Judge Alcee Hastings for bribery (who then became a long serving Democrat congressman) a matter of personal corruption where the overall public harm was either intangible or negligible.

The impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas is not a matter of personal misconduct. There is no evidence that he is stealing, conducting an affair, taking or soliciting bribes or corrupting the government for his own personal agendas. His only actual crime is following orders.

And that’s the only argument against impeaching Mayorkas. He’s not acting on his own.

Enabling the mass invasion of the United States is not the action of one man, but of an administration, which has used every federal agency at its disposal, including the EPA, to enable that invasion, which has dispensed a fortune to the invaders to encourage them to invade, and another fortune to the refugee resettlers to make sure that they never leave.

And it’s not just the policy of one man or one administration, but of a party that has spent decades conniving, scheming and maneuvering, since the Kennedy administration, to fundamentally transform immigration law in order to shift the national demographics and the political culture through laws, UN treaties, economic incentives and the neglect of existing laws.

Elected officials can advocate for laws, no matter how destructive, and they can even lie about the consequences of those laws, as JFK and Ted Kennedy did about the shift toward third world immigration, as LBJ did about the disastrous UN refugee treaty that is at the heart of our asylum problem today, and as Senate Democrats did about their amnesty in 1986. But that amnesty, part of another in a series of “border deals” became part of the trend of not only advocating, but ignoring and refusing to enforce immigration laws. And then creating anti-immigration laws, such as sanctuary cities and states, and a federal crackdown on state immigration enforcement.

Beyond a refusal to enforce laws, Obama initiated a unilateral amnesty for some illegal aliens as part of what was deemed “selective enforcement” and “discretion”. That already illegal policy evolved under Biden into virtually no enforcement for anyone except the worst of the worst.

Elected officials and appointees have certain responsibilities, regardless of their partisan agendas, and there are consequences for failing to uphold them. As a partisan political appointee, Secretary Mayorkas would inevitably work toward open borders, as has every Democrat before him, but that did not change his responsibility to his official duties.

Overseeing and implementing an invasion is incompatible with those duties.

Elected officials can have policy disputes, but appointed officials are managing the machinery of the state which must continue to run despite their partisan leanings. An anti-war secretary of defense cannot simply drive all the tanks into the ocean and announce that the United States will no longer defend itself against enemy invasions. And, contrariwise, a conservative EPA head cannot reject the concept of pollution and refuse to fulfill the responsibilities of his office.

That is what Secretary Mayorkas has done. He was following orders, but that’s no excuse. Cabinet members may be chosen by presidents, but they answer to two branches of the government. That second branch of the government is preparing to impeach Mayorkas for actions that have wrecked entire cities, trashed much of the country and cost countless lives.

No one died because of anything that Clinton or Trump faced impeachment for, but people have died in sizable numbers because of the action and inaction of Secretary Mayorkas and Biden. The murders, fentanyl overdoses and diseases spreading across the nation are a crime. They are a high crime whose origin lies with the policies of Mayorkas and the Biden administration.

If a political official willfully refusing to do his duty leading to an invasion of millions and the deaths of over a hundred people doesn’t justify impeachment, what possibly does?

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UN’s Annual $8 Billion Budget to Fund and Facilitate Global Migration

End the United Nations. End UNRWA.

If the US, the majority of the UN, pulled its funding, this enemy of freedom loving people would disappear.

The UN’s Annual $8 Billion Budget to Support Global Migration

Another reason to stop funding the United Nations

By: Robert W Malone MD, MS, Jan 31, 2024

The mission creep of the United Nations has gotten way out of control. As just one of many examples, the UN mission to unilaterally encourage global migration has resulted in multiple avoidable political crises. It is past time to de-fund and re-organize the United Nations. In the case of the US Congress under the current executive, in the immediate future this can be accomplished through use of specific restrictions on how appropriations can be used, much as is commonly done with internal budgeting. Looking forward to a new executive administration, this should be coupled with diplomatic efforts to build an international coalition of nations which will support a major defunding and restructuring effort.

The current UN structure and charter has outlived its usefulness, and has been coopted to advance globalist, utilitarian, socialist and malthusian political objectives. This is not what the UN was created for, and efforts to create a globalist, one-world government structure by cooptation of the United Nations to serve this agenda can only be stopped by systemically reorganizing and downsizing the organization.

As just one of many examples of UN mission creep, the United Nations, through its International Organization for Migration (IOM), has launched its Global Annual Appeal for 2024. The UN wants USD 7.9 billion to “support its operations and help create a system that realizes migration’s promise as a force for good throughout the world.   Another case of a carefully crafted mission statement which obfuscates the actual intent and purpose of an initiative by using misleading feel-good wording.

The UN says it will use the money for three purposes: 1) “saving lives and protecting people on the move”, 2) “finding solutions to displacement, including reducing the risks and impacts of climate change” and 3) “facilitating regular pathways for migration.” The UN (IOM) writes that their goals include “proactive work to unlock the huge potential of migration for economic growth and human development.”

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Video Appears To Show Migrants Tucked Away In Hidden Room Under Military Guard At Major U.S. Airport

A video exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation appears to show a U.S. service member guarding a room chock-full of illegal immigrants at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport.

Republican state Sen. Colton Moore, who is the vice chairman of the Georgia Freedom Caucus, took the video Tuesday night and told the DCNF that he learned of the hidden room full of migrants through a “whistleblower” at Atlanta’s airport, who noticed an influx of illegal migrants coming through the facility in recent months. In the video, there appears to be a uniformed soldier guarding a room full of migrants and volunteers with a group called Team Libertad, which boasts of helping migrants travel on its social media accounts.

“We’re all getting them flights to where they need to be,” a man who identified himself as a volunteer from Team Libertad says in the video. “These are just recently documented travelers getting released from ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] getting to where they need to be.”

“There’s people that, they get dropped off here from ICE detention with no help,” the man added.

Team Libertad, which is part of a program run by the nonprofit group Inspiritus, greets migrants at the Atlanta airport and accompanies them to their gates, according to a sign up page the organization uses to recruit volunteers.

“Team Libertad helps travelers find their way through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Information regarding these travelers is protected by HIPAA,” the group told the DCNF in a statement.

Migrants who come to the U.S. illegally can fly commercially, even without IDs, the DCNF reported in January 2022. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accepts a number of alternate forms of identification that include certain arrest warrants and their notices to appear in court.

It is not clear why there appeared to be a military member, whose branch affiliation is unclear, guarding the room. In a statement to the DCNF, a spokesperson for the Georgia National Guard said they’re “not aware of the incident in question or any such activity involving the Georgia National Guard at the airport.” The Pentagon did not respond to the DCNF’s inquiries.

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Moore, whose voice can be heard in the video, said the man who appeared to be a soldier guarding the room eventually took his phone and stopped him from filming. In the video, individuals can be heard shouting “no” multiple times and saying  “you’re done.”

“The room was absolutely packed with people from every continent on this planet,” Moore told the DCNF. “When I took my phone and reached it up above the guy to get a better view of all the illegals in the room, that’s when chaos broke out. That’s when the U.S. Army guy took the phone. It was a scrimmage between he and I in order to get the phone back. And then he proceeded to tell me to get out of there and just made a real big scene out of it.”

The whistleblower said that there’s been an uptick of migrants traveling through the Atlanta airport in recent months, Moore explained.

The Biden administration began flying illegal migrants in secretive overnight trips to New York as early as August 2021, according to The New York Post.

In recent years, federal authorities have recorded a record spike in illegal migrant crossings at the southern border. Border Patrol recorded more than 2.2 million encounters in fiscal year 2022 and more than 2 million in fiscal year 2023 at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data.

Between October and December, Border Patrol recorded an additional roughly 629,000 encounters at the southern border, according to the data.

In a statement to the DCNF, the Atlanta airport said Moore “interrupted” their efforts to assist migrants.

“ATL works with Team Libertad volunteers to provide assistance to immigrants during their travel. Tuesday night, that work was interrupted when Senator Colton Moore and another gentleman attempted to enter and record their volunteers. Consequently, concerned witnesses called 911 and the men were eventually escorted off the floor by witnesses,” the airport said in a statement to the DCNF.

“Team Libertad is a non-profit that has worked at ATL since 2020 and there are no military or other law enforcement agencies involved in this effort. Immigrants are never housed in the airport,” the airport added.

Gabriel Ogunjobi contributed to this report.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include comment from Team Libertad and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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The Razor Thin Margin of Freedom

Almost 250 years ago, 13 separate colonies in North America, founded mostly by the British, made a pact together to form one unit. Instead of being colonies, they became states.

They joined together to form the United States. The federal government did not create the states. It was the reverse–the states united together to form these united states.

But today, we have a scenario where one state, Texas, is trying to protect itself from a type of invasion, while the federal government wants to hamper its efforts.

Ever since Joe Biden was sworn in, our borders have become quite porous. In three years, some eight million illegals have come through the borders.

One measure that Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently took was to install rolls of razor wire at a certain place on the border. But the Biden administration sued to be granted permission to cut that razor. And even the Supreme Court agreed (5-4) with Biden, not Abbott, last week.

In response to that court decision, Cal Thomas opines, “The obvious question, which the court did not address: why is the federal government not enforcing immigration laws which migrants are breaking to enter the country?”

Critics ask: Do the open borders in our nation in any way undermine the Constitution? Here’s how our governing document begins: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States.”

Are some of these lofty goals being hamstrung today as millions of illegal immigrants stream into the country without being processed?

“Well, it’s totally unconstitutional,” says Hon. Allen West, former U.S. Congressman, about this situation on a recent radio segment with me.

He notes, “What you see happening down there is just unconscionable….They’re supposed to protect every state in the Union from an invasion. And that’s exactly what we have happening. You have the willful, the intentional, and the purposeful abdication of the Constitutional duty enumerated in Article IV, Section 4 by the Biden administration.”

For this piece, I asked for comments from a couple of Constitutional scholars, including Dr. Matthew Spalding, Vice President and Dean of the D. C. campus of Hillsdale College. Spalding served as the Executive Editor of the massive 2005 book, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.

Spalding told me, “Under the Constitution, the federal government guarantees ‘to protect each of [the states] from Invasion’ at the same time that it restricts the states from doing things associated with self-defense ‘unless actually invaded.’ At what point does the sheer number of drugs, weapons, and criminals crossing an uncontrolled border—this can no longer be called merely immigration—amount to an invasion? The federal government may have plenary authority over immigration, but individual states have a duty to defend their citizens and property when the federal government abdicates its responsibility to protect those states.”

What does the Constitution say? Article IV, Section 4 declares, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”

I also asked for a comment from constitutional attorney, law professor, and author John Eidsmoe.

He told me that last week’s decision is “only a skirmish in a long court battle”: “The one-paragraph [Supreme Court] order simply said federal authorities could continue to cut wires set in place by Texas officials to prevent illegal immigration, until the case is finally resolved on its merits in the appeal from the District Court to the 5th Circuit, and, ultimately to the Supreme Court. This 5-4 order is far from the final word in the case.”

Think of the cost of the open borders: Human trafficking, including sex trafficking of children, tens of thousands of Americans dying regularly from fentanyl overdoses, cities and towns overrun with more people than they can handle. And on it goes.

It boggles the mind that cities like New York City, Chicago, and Denver claim to be “sanctuary cities,” where they welcome one and all, including illegals. So Gov. Abbott has been busing many illegals, with their permission, to these places. But now the cities are complaining because they’re being overrun. Ironically, so far they’re complaining against Abbott, not Biden.

One man once warned us wisely against open borders: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”

Agreed. That was Barrack Obama in 2005. It’s scary to think that these days our freedom to secure the border is only razor thin.

©2024. Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

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DISSENT Television interview with Special Projects Officer Dr. Robert Katz

Dr. Katz is a Special Projects officer for Defend the Border and The United West.

Dr. Katz was born and grew up in the same neighborhood as Louis Farrakhan and Malcom X, but alas, just wasn’t the right skin color. In this general area, was where the Jewish Defense League first came into prominence.

Dr. Katz graduated from Boston Latin, the oldest high school in the nation, where 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence attended. Contrary to popular belief, he was not in the same graduating class.

In 1970 he immigrated to Israel and spent most of the seventies on a border kibbutz, working in a number of positions, including Intelligence.

After returning to the United States, for treatment after an assassination attempt, he underwent rehabilitation and as a result eventually entered the health care field.

Dr. Katz sold his practice after 9/11 to return to his first love, involvement in Intelligence issues, by becoming Program Director for The National Intelligence Conference (INTELCON), and then Executive Director of The Intelligence Summit, and later, America Resurgent.

In addition, Robert spent 11 years in the U.S. military.

During this compelling interview Dr. Katz covers the war in the Middle East, the overthrow of Europe via the massive Muslim migration and the impacts of the failed policies and politics of the current regime.

At the end of the interview Dr. Katz gives us a ray of hope on how to save our Constitutional Republic.

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Jihad Rep. Ilhan Omar Represents Everything Wrong With America’s Immigration System

Why is she allowed to serve in Congress?

Rep. Ilhan Omar Represents Everything Wrong With America’s Immigration System

By: John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist, January 30, 2024

Immigration and border policy should first serve the interests of Americans, to the exclusion of all other peoples and nations.

There’s a clip going around of Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar talking to a group of Somalians about her allegiances and priorities as a U.S. congresswoman. What Omar says is instructive, not just about her general worldview but mostly (and more importantly) about how backward and destructive our immigration system is.

Omar is a woman of the left, but her speech over the weekend was pure blood-and-soil nationalism — for Somalia, not America.

She tells them she’s a Somalian first and a Muslim second. She doesn’t even mention the United States or her citizenship here. She promises to use her power and influence in Congress to protect her nation’s interests. (Again, that nation being Somalia, not America.)

Speaking in Somali, Omar tells the cheering crowd that her “top priority” is to expand Somalia’s territory. “As Somalis, one day we will go after our missing territories,” she says, referencing disputed regions in Kenya and Ethiopia.

She brags that the U.S. government “will only do what Somalians in the U.S. tell them to do. They will do what we want and nothing else. They must follow our orders, and that is how we will safeguard the interest of Somalia. We Somalians must have the confidence in ourselves that we call the shots in the U.S.”

In light of Omar’s candidness, it’s fair to ask: Why is she allowed to serve in Congress? Why is she even allowed to remain in the United States? Omar is an immigrant and a U.S. citizen, but clearly she is not an American. She appears to have no allegiance to her adopted country — a country that took her in, sheltered and protected her, provided a safe haven from the chaos and violence of her homeland, and elevated her to a position of power and influence.

Omar herself is of course an antisemite and a radical leftist. Her remarks are only important because they illustrate how her presence in the United States is a searing indictment of our entire immigration system and much of our foreign policy over the last 40 years. We should never have allowed people like her into our country, and by “people like her” I don’t have race in mind. I mean people whose national allegiances lie with other lands and other people, and whose priorities and way of life are incompatible with American republicanism and our national character.

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‘Every Tool and Strategy’: GOP Governors, Trump Call for Border Security — with or without Biden

A coalition of Republican governors is backing Texas against the Biden administration as the Lone Star State is securing the southern border. Twenty-five governors signed a joint statement issued late Thursday, supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s (R) declaration of an “invasion” and invocation of constitutional articles to enable Texas’s self-defense at the border.

“President Biden and his Administration have left Americans and our country completely vulnerable to unprecedented illegal immigration pouring across the Southern border,” the governors wrote. “Instead of upholding the rule of law and securing the border, the Biden Administration has attacked and sued Texas for stepping up to protect American citizens from historic levels of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs like fentanyl, and terrorists entering our country.”

“We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” they continued. “We do it in part because the Biden Administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.” The governors concluded, “Because the Biden Administration has abdicated its constitutional compact duties to the states, Texas has every legal justification to protect the sovereignty of our states and our nation.”

The letter was signed by governors Kay Ivey (Ala.), Mike Dunleavy (Alaska), Sarah Sanders (Ark.), Ron DeSantis (Fla.), Brian Kemp (Ga.), Brad Little (Idaho), Eric Holcomb (Ind.), Kim Reynolds (Iowa), Jeff Landry (La.), Tate Reeves (Miss.), Mike Parson (Mo.), Greg Gianforte (Mont.), Jim Pillen (Neb.), Joe Lombardo (Nev.), Chris Sununu (N.H.), Doug Burgum (N.D.), Mike DeWine (Ohio), Kevin Stitt (Okla.), Henry McMaster (S.C.), Kristi Noem (S.D.), Bill Lee (Tenn.), Spencer Cox (Utah), Glenn Youngkin (Va.), Jim Justice (W.Va.), and Mark Gordon (Wyo.). Vermont’s Phil Scott was the only Republican governor in the nation who did not sign the letter.

The letter follows an escalating standoff between Texas and the Biden administration over the nation’s wide-open southern border. After Texas began erecting barriers at the border to deter the increasing influx of illegal immigrants, the Biden Department of Justice sued the Lone Star State, and federal Border Patrol agents began removing the razor wire that Texas had set up. After the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction to bar Border Patrol from removing or dismantling Texas’s razor wire, Biden’s Solicitor General asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. In a 5-4 decision, the Court vacated the injunction. Almost immediately, Abbott declared that the “federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States,” since the Biden administration has not only refused to enforce border security and immigration law but actively undermined and worked against both.

On Wednesday night’s episode of “Washington Watch,” former White House and Justice Department attorney Ken Klukowski explained, “Under our Constitution, we have two separate sovereignties: you have the federal government and state governments; they are co-equal sovereigns; one doesn’t override the other.” He continued, “The Constitution assigns to each one their own specific responsibilities. And in this case, both levels — federal and state — have powers that that level of government can use that has the effect of securing the border and protecting people and property within each state.” He added, “There are those saying, ‘Oh, Texas is defying the Supreme Court.’ No, they’re not. Right now, Border Patrol agents are free to [cut] the fence, and Texas personnel are free to be setting it back up. … They can continue to try and secure the border, ironically, doing the Border Patrol’s job.”

Republican governors aren’t the only ones backing Abbott. Former President Donald Trump is also supporting Texas and calling on other states to send their National Guards to the border to help. “Joe Biden has surrendered our Border, and is aiding and abetting a massive Invasion of millions of Illegal Migrants into the United States,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “Instead of fighting to protect our Country from this onslaught, Biden is, unbelievably, fighting to tie the hands of Governor Abbott and the State of Texas, so that the Invasion continues unchecked.”

He continued to say, “We encourage all willing States to deploy their guards to Texas to prevent the entry of illegals, and to remove them back across the border.” He also pledged, if elected president again, mass deportations of the over six million illegal immigrants Biden has allowed into the country, quipping, “Those Biden has let in should not get comfortable because they will be going home.”

Last year, over 14 governors deployed National Guardsmen and law enforcement personnel to Texas to assist with Operation Lone Star, Abbott’s effort to secure the border in Biden’s absence. Since the Texas governor issued his “invasion” declaration on Tuesday, other states have also mobilized their national guards.

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VIDEO EXPOSÈ: The United Nation’s Weaponized Illegal Migration Agenda

The following documentary is by two brothers who followed the entire invasion of the US route from start to the US. They found UN stations all along the way giving support.

The United Nations is the COMINTERN. Like the Democrat Party at this point.

This documentary is a must watch to understand how Biden along with the COMINTERN are attempting to destroy the nation state altogether, and create a world with no culture and no human rights. Once the U.S. is gone, it is not easy to imagine how any people will manage to escape this fate.

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Suzanne Harp’s Dynamic Campaign Advocating for Texas

Suzanne Harp, a formidable Texas’ 3rd Congressional District candidate, has been making waves with her dynamic and multi-faceted campaign strategy. From community engagement to fundraising events, Harp is leaving no stone unturned in her pursuit to represent the interests of her constituents.

In the face of an increasingly spendthrift Congress and concerns about corrupt leaders, Harp is prepared to use her experience to fight for the country. Her dedication to reclaiming the Republican Party is palpable, promising a fresh voice that blends business acumen with a commitment to constitutional principles.

Suzanne Harp opposes several government mandates, particularly those related to personal freedoms and public education:

Mask and Vaccine Mandates: Harp strongly opposes government mandates regarding using masks or proof of vaccination. She believes the government should refrain from requiring individuals to adhere to these regulations. She also criticizes using private entities to enforce these policies, such as the OSHA regulation proposed by Joe Biden in late 2021.

Parental Choice in Education: Harp supports a policy of “Parental Choice in Education with Funding Following the Student,” allowing parents to choose their child’s educational path, including public, private, or charter schools. This policy would allocate education funding based on the student, allowing parents to direct resources to their chosen educational institution.

Vocational Skills Training: Harp supports expanding vocational skills training in schools to prepare students for the rapidly evolving job market demands. She believes that this initiative not only addresses the skills gap but also enhances workforce readiness.

Woke Indoctrination: Harp supports common sense policies that counteract the influence of the “woke” movement within schools and defunds ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ (DEI) initiatives. She believes that the survival of the democratic republic hinges upon vigilance against the “woke” agenda.

Abortion Laws: Harp supports states having the right to enact laws reflecting the value of life, including laws on late-term abortions. She opposes the House of Representatives passing of H.R. 3755, which abolishes state laws on late-term abortions.

Harp’s candidacy comes at a critical time, addressing several pressing issues. Her constituents appreciate her principled conservatism, recognizing that this very foundation has made the United States a standard-bearer for democracy and freedom.

Suzanne Harp’s involvement in the political landscape of Collin County has been evident in her recent campaign events. One noteworthy event was her attendance at the Collin County GOP Executive Committee Meeting on January 16, 2024. The open session allowed the public to hear brief speeches from elected officials and candidates, providing a platform for Harp to share her vision for the district.

Suzanne Harp recognized that fundraising plays a crucial role in any political campaign. Some events serve as a linchpin for campaign activities, enabling candidates to garner financial support for their initiatives and reach a broader audience. Collin County residents must do their civic duty by helping Suzanne financially to run her campaign.

In addition to the formal gatherings, Harp took a personal approach to connect with her supporters. Organizing a “Meet and Greet” event with her family allowed constituents to interact with her on a personal level, fostering a stronger bond between the candidate and the community.

The initiation of early voting on February 20th marked a pivotal phase in Harp’s campaign. It allowed her to engage with voters directly, discussing the pressing issues that matter to the people of Texas’ 3rd Congressional District.

Suzanne Harp’s campaign message revolves around defending Texas from what she perceives as threats from the Radical Left and RINO Republicans. Her advocacy includes fighting for religious liberties, ensuring election integrity, strengthening border security, combating human trafficking, addressing runaway spending, and opposing unconstitutional mandates.

A significant milestone in Harp’s campaign was the release of a political advertisement funded by the Suzanne Victory Fund. This joint fundraising committee, which includes Suzanne for Congress and Harp PAC, spotlighted her campaign and the key issues she champions.

Harp’s campaign strategy is well-coordinated, incorporating various elements to connect with voters and promote her political agenda.

Suzanne Harp prioritizes personal connections with voters through frequent campaign events and meet-and-greets. This approach allows her to understand constituents’ concerns, building trust and rapport within the community.

Harp uses her platform to articulate her political views and campaign promises. Defending 2nd Amendment rights, protecting American children, securing the border, promoting election integrity, and addressing various issues are integral to her political agenda.

Recognizing the power of social media, Harp actively utilizes these platforms to reach a broader audience. In addition, her encouragement of volunteers to contribute to social media efforts demonstrates a commitment to modern campaign techniques.

A dedicated team of volunteers supports Harp in various campaign activities, from distributing yard signs to door-knocking and making calls. This collaborative effort amplifies her campaign’s reach and impact.

Harp distinguishes herself as a Washington outsider, emphasizing a fresh perspective and a unique approach to addressing the country’s challenges. This positioning aligns with a growing sentiment among voters for change and a break from traditional political norms.

Political advertisements funded by the Suzanne Victory Fund visually represent Harp’s campaign and the issues she stands for. These advertisements play a crucial role in reaching voters across various platforms.

A comprehensive and dynamic strategy characterizes Suzanne Harp’s campaign for Texas’ 3rd Congressional District. Her engagement with the community, emphasis on fundraising, promotion of critical issues, use of social media, reliance on volunteers, and positioning as a Washington outsider collectively contribute to a campaign that resonates with voters.

While specific challenges Harp faced during her campaign are not explicitly outlined, the absence of such information does not diminish the significance of her efforts—the success of any campaign hinges on effective communication, community engagement, and a well-executed strategy. Suzanne Harp appears to be actively pursuing these goals, presenting herself as a formidable candidate in the upcoming elections.

Suzanne Harp stands out as a beacon of moral conservatism. It is time for wise and patriotic voters to rise and stand behind her, for Suzanne Harp is the congresswoman Texas needs—a true embodiment of the principles that have made this nation great.

Voting for Suzanne is voting for America to survive.

To learn more visit: https://suzanneforcongress.com/

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House Committee Releases Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary Mayorkas; Vote Scheduled Tuesday 1/30/24

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This Tuesday, the House Homeland Security Committee is set to vote on articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The impending vote follows a five-phase investigation and two impeachment hearings laying out the Secretary’s blatant disregard for our immigration laws and betrayal of the American people.

Over the weekend, Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) released the text of the two articles of impeachment. Article I, which focuses on the Secretary’s willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law, details seven provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act that Mayorkas has violated. Article I also sets forth the direct consequences of the Secretary’s violations of the law, including skyrocketing illegal border crossings, the creation of mass categorical parole programs, and an immigration case backlog of more than three million. Article II focuses on the Secretary’s breach of the public trust and lays out the numerous times that Mayorkas has knowingly lied to Congress and the American public. It continues to note that Mayorkas has willfully refused to fulfill his statutory duty to control our borders and guard against illegal entries.  These articles of impeachment will be incorporated into H.R. 863 during the committee hearing.

In recent weeks, Committee and House leadership have signaled their support for impeaching Secretary Mayorkas, the first impeachment of a cabinet official since the Civil War era. According to Chairman Green, the Homeland Committee “conducted extensive oversight and passed historic legislation to secure the border. However, the final remedy for dealing directly with Secretary Mayorkas’ willful and systemic disregard for the rule of law is impeachment.” Speaking earlier this month, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) stated: “The Homeland Security Committee has laid out tremendous evidence for impeachment, they’ve been building a strong case for months now. And the case is overwhelming.”

Following the final impeachment hearing on January 18, all 18 Republican committee members released a statement emphasizing their support for Mayorkas’ removal. Members noted that after “having exhausted all other options to hold him accountable, it is unmistakably clear… that Congress must exercise its constitutional duty to impeach Secretary Mayorkas.” With the likelihood that impeachment articles will pass out of committee, many Republican members, as well as leadership, have also come out in support. In advance of the Committee’s vote, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) sent a letter last Friday to House Republicans in favor of the Secretary’s impeachment. In that letter, Speaker Johnson wrote that, “President Biden and his Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas have willfully ignored and actively undermined our nation’s immigration laws…A vote on the floor will be held as soon as possible.”

If the House votes in favor of impeachment, the articles will head to a trial in the Senate, where it takes a two-thirds vote to remove Mayorkas. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the Democratic-controlled Senate will move to convict him. Earlier this month, however, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) spearheaded a call for a vote of no confidence against Mayorkas. He was joined by Sens. Schmitt (R-Mo.), Scott (R-Fla.), Lee (R-Utah), Braun (R-Ind.) and Blackburn (R-Tenn.). In his remarks on the Senate floor, Marshall said, “We are here today because we take our oath seriously, and we will not stand idly by while Secretary Mayorkas threatens our national security and democracy. For the sake of America’s safety and security, we need to impeach Secretary Mayorkas.” While a vote on the resolution was blocked by Senate Democrats, the effort was an important display of support among Senate minority members.

After years of open borders and a complete lack of immigration enforcement, FAIR applauds the House Homeland Committee for taking the next step in impeaching Secretary Mayorkas. Mayorkas has ushered in an unprecedented disaster and refuses to take accountability or implement needed changes to stem the flood of illegal aliens. Instead, he has disregarded the law at every turn, lied to Congress and the American people, and jeopardized the safety of communities all over the country. The Secretary has left the Committee with no choice but to impeach him.

To learn more about the case against Secretary Mayorkas, click here.

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Kari Jacobson

Kari joined FAIR in June 2023 after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. She has spent time working in local, state and federal politics, the most notable being her work on a gubernatorial campaign, and with a U.S. Senator. As FAIR’s Government Relations Associate, Kari uses her prior experience to establish and maintain effective working relationships with congressional offices, federal agency personnel, and coalition members. She also plays a role in complex research and writing assignments on immigration-related topics.

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Terrorist Caught Illegally Crossing The Border Was Allowed To Roam Free For Nearly A Year, Memo Says

Federal authorities caught a terrorist at the U.S. southern border and released him into the country, where he roamed freely for nearly a year before being arrested in Minnesota just days ago, according to an internal federal memo exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The unnamed individual, who the memo only identifies as a member of the Somali terror group al-Shabaab, was released shortly after being caught illegally crossing the southern border near San Ysidro, California on March 13, 2023, according to the memo, which the DCNF is not publishing in order to protect the identity of a confidential source. The Terrorist Screening Center “deemed him a ‘mismatch’” after running his name through the terror watchlist, according to the memo, which was sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

However, on January 18, 2024, the Terrorist Screening Center “made a redetermination” that the individual was “a confirmed member of al-Shabaab” and was involved in the use, manufacture or transport of explosives or firearms, the memo states. Two days later, ICE nabbed the al-Shabaab member in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Border Patrol caught 172 terror watchlist suspects attempting to enter the U.S. illegally during fiscal year 2023. Former homeland security officials say the constant deluge of illegal immigrants hitting the southern border is making it easier for bad actors to slip into the country.

“Many within the Biden administration, including Secretary Mayorkas, have repeatedly assured us that the vetting process at the border is comprehensive and complete,” John Fabbricatore, a retired ICE field director who now sits on the National Immigration Center for Enforcement’s (NICE) board, told the DCNF. “However, we continue to witness alarming instances where terrorists are able to freely roam the United States for months after being released at the border before their criminal and terrorist histories come to light.”

The number of suspected terrorists caught trying to illegally cross the southern border continues to grow. Border Patrol agents apprehended 50 illegal immigrants on the terror watchlist between October and December of last year, according to federal data. For comparison, there were a total of 30 such encounters between fiscal years 2017 and 2020.

“This situation is greatly endangering our nation, and it is clear that our safety is dependent on enforcing our immigration laws and securing the border,” said Fabbricatore, who’s also running for Congress.

Mass releases of illegal migrants under the Biden administration have placed immense pressure on federal authorities to move people through the system quickly.

“People have been released prior to completed records checks being returned on a subject. Which would not allow proper processing and placement of a potential terrorist once those results were known,” an ICE official, who previously served as a Border Patrol agent, told the DCNF on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.

Border Patrol can only hold migrants in custody for up to 72 hours, but it often takes much longer to receive information from background checks, Fabbricatore said.

“The overburdening of the Border Patrol with the excessive amounts of illegal border crossers has forced faster processing times, which doesn’t allow for a more vigorous initial investigation into a migrants background. The background checks currently being run only initially search out criminal history in the United States, not outside its borders. It could take days, weeks, or months to connect derogatory information coming from other databases,” Fabbricatore said.

There were 860,000 individuals who are known to have snuck into the country illegally without apprehension in 2023.

“Many within the Biden administration, including Secretary Mayorkas, have repeatedly assured us that the vetting process at the border is comprehensive and complete,” Fabbricatore, who is also running for Congress, said. “However, we continue to witness alarming instances where terrorists are able to freely roam the United States for months after being released at the border before their criminal and terrorist histories come to light. This situation is greatly endangering our nation, and it is clear that our safety is dependent on enforcing our immigration laws and securing the border,” Fabbricatore said.

The U.S. government has considered Al-Shabaab a foreign terrorist organization since 2008. The terrorist group operates in Somalia and has also committed attacks in Kenya and Uganda, according to the National Counterterrorism Center.

U.S. forces killed three al-Shabaab terrorists in a self defense air strike on Jan. 21 at the request of the Somali government

Al-Shabaab has carried out bombings, including suicide attacks, and the group has assassinated Somali peace activists, international aid workers, journalists and numerous civil society figures, according to the National Counterterrorism Center. The terror group carried out a 2013 attack on Westgate mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people, and in 2017 killed hundreds of civilians in Mogadishu through two suicide attacks.

After Hamas’ attack on Israeli civilians on Oct. 7, federal authorities warned Border Patrol to be on alert for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah terrorists attempting to illegally cross the southern border, according to an internal memo exclusively obtained by the DCNF at the time.

“It is clear that our safety is dependent on enforcing our immigration laws and securing the border,” Fabbricatore said.

ICE didn’t respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

AUTHOR

JENNIE TAER

Investigative reporter.

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House GOP Drafts Articles Of Impeachment Against Mayorkas

The House Homeland Security Committee released draft articles of impeachment Sunday against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The first article of impeachment against Mayorkas is for “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” and the second is for “breach of the public trust,” according to a copy obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The committee held two hearings recently on impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas that centered around his handling of the southern border and heard the testimonies of Republican attorneys general, legal experts and mothers who’ve lost their kids to fentanyl and an MS-13 gang member.

The first article surrounds the record levels of migrants coming illegally and getting released into the country that has happened under Mayorkas’ watch. One of the ways the committee believes Mayorkas played a role in the issue is through a September 2021 memo in which he directed his agency to limit immigration enforcement.

“The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen therefore should not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them,” Mayorkas wrote in the previous memo.

Border Patrol recorded more than 2.2 million encounters of migrants crossing the southern border illegally in fiscal year 2022 and more than 2 million in fiscal year 2023, according to federal data. Between October and December, there have been more than 629,000 illegal encounters at the southern border.

The second article asserts that Mayorkas lied to Congress when he said the southern border is “secure,” “no less secure than it was previously,” that it’s “closed,” and that DHS has “operational control” of the area. One section of the article points to Mayorkas’ previous statements supporting a false narrative accusing Border Patrol agents of “whipping” illegal migrants in September 2021.

A federal investigation later found that the agents didn’t engage in any whipping.

“These articles lay out a clear, compelling, and irrefutable case for Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ impeachment. He has willfully and systemically refused to comply with immigration laws enacted by Congress. He has breached the public trust by knowingly making false statements to Congress and the American people, and obstructing congressional oversight of his department,” the committee’s chairman, Mark Green, said in a statement to the DCNF.

“These facts are beyond dispute, and the results of his lawless behavior have been disastrous for our country. Empowered and enriched cartels, mass fentanyl poisonings, surges of terror watchlist suspects, more criminal illegal aliens causing harm in our communities, and traumatized and exploited migrants will be Secretary Mayorkas’ open-borders legacy,” Green said.

DHS believes the committee’s actions are “unconstitutional and evidence-free,” according to an agency memo obtained by the DCNF.

“This markup is just more of the same political games from House Homeland Security Committee (CHS) Republicans. They don’t want to fix the problem; they want to campaign on it. That’s why they have undermined efforts to achieve bipartisan solutions and ignored the facts, legal scholars and experts, and even the Constitution itself in their quest to baselessly impeach Secretary Mayorkas,” the memo states.

“This farce of an impeachment is a distraction from other vital national security priorities and the work Congress should be doing to actually fix our broken immigration laws,” the memo states.

The committee will hold a markup of the impeachment articles on Tuesday.

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JENNIE TAER

Investigative reporter.

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‘Dead On Arrival’: Mike Johnson Rips Reported Details Of Senate Border Deal

House Speaker Mike Johnson sent a letter to all House Republicans on Friday indicating his opposition to reported details of a border security deal being negotiated in the Senate.

The Senate is currently considering proposals to increase border security and reform the immigrant parole process for asylum seekers, demanded by Republicans, in exchange for authorizing aid to Ukraine to be used in its war against Russia. After alleged details of the plan were reported in the press, Johnson indicated that he would not support the deal should they be included, according to the letter which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“I wanted to provide a brief update regarding the supplemental and the border since the Senate appears unable to reach any agreement,” began Johnson in his letter. “If the rumors about the contents of the draft proposals are true, it would have been dead on arrival in the House anyway.”

Letter from Speaker Mike Johnson of Jan. 26, 2024 by Daily Caller News Foundation on Scribd

The negotiations — currently being led by Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — have not yet been completed and a draft proposal has not been published. However, several media reports have alleged contents of the deal, which have spawned conservative opposition.

One alleged aspect of the deal, reported by The New York Times, concerns reform of “humanitarian parole,” a status granted by the Department of Homeland Security that temporarily permits some foreign nationals fleeing persecution to remain in the United States without obtaining a visa. The Biden administration has issued parole status to millions of foreign nationals from nations such as Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua, Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Republicans seek to significantly curtail parole issuance to foreign nationals seeking asylum, who either present themselves at a port of entry or cross the border illegally. The draft proposal in the Senate would reportedly add detention capacity for U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to preclude the issuance of parole to illegal entrants, which is often done due to a paucity of space, the Times reported.

The deal also reportedly includes a reported threshold of migrant encounters per day that, if reached, would suspend parole and processing of foreign migrants. The threshold is reportedly 5,000 individuals per day, though that number is far below the current number of daily migrant encounters by Border Patrol, the Times reported.

“[T]here needs to be a hard cap on parole,” said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

“[T]hey want this outcome and this outcome is terrible for the American people,” said Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Thursday during a press conference to oppose the deal, which he termed a “stinking pile of crap,” according to The Hill.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell supports the deal, according to a report by Politico. “He’s fully behind the border bill, fully behind the support for Ukraine and is not going to let political considerations of any campaign stand in the way of his support,” said Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, regarding McConnell’s views on the matter.

In 2023, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, known as the “Secure the Border Act,” which has served as the body’s border security proposal in negotiations. The bill would appropriate funds to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, prohibit asylum status for persons who enter the country illegally and expand the authority of law enforcement to remove foreign nationals ordered deported.

Other Republicans, however, have attacked the alleged parole reform for not being strict enough. “What is currently being worked on in the Senate will be meaningless in terms of Border Security and Closure,” wrote former President Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the party’s presidential nomination, in a statement.

Democrats, by contrast, want to preserve parole authority and limit removals of aliens, who have long been settled in the country yet are ordered deported from the United States. “Expanded nationwide expedited removal is an incredibly dangerous tool,” said Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of California to NBC.

“I am emphasizing again today that House Republicans will vigorously oppose any policy proposal from the White House or the Senate that would further incentivize illegal aliens to break our laws,” Johnson wrote.

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“Activate The Church” Program: Prioritizing Child Safety

In today’s world, the safety and protection of children within our faith-based communities are of paramount importance. The “Activate the Church” program aims to empower congregations with essential resources to evaluate and enhance their safety protocols, ensuring a secure environment for our youngest members.

This comprehensive guide offers a checklist for assessing current practices and identifying areas for improvement. The intent is clear: to enable individuals to thoroughly vet their churches, affirming their commitment to child safety and protection.

The goal of the “Activate the Church” program is to foster an environment where child safety is a priority, and every community member is vigilant and proactive in protecting vulnerable children. By following these guidelines, churches can ensure they are sanctuaries of safety and care.

Recommended Protocols to Protect Children

Ensuring the safety of children within religious institutions and faith based communities is paramount. Here are practical vetting methods, recommendations, and ideas that churches and faith based communities can implement:

  1. Comprehensive Background Checks: These should be national, not just limited to contiguous counties or the state.
  2. Personal Reference Checks: At least two that aren’t immediate family members.
  3. Probation Period: A minimum six-week observation period for newcomers.
  4. Leadership Interview: Face-to-face discussion with at least three church leaders.
  5. Vetting Questionnaire: Comprehensive questions about their past, motivations for joining, etc.
  6. Behavioral Training: Equip the congregation with training to detect signs of inappropriate behavior or grooming.
  7. Social Media Evaluation: Examine their online presence, interactions, and posts for any red flags.
  8. Group Affiliations: Research any groups or social circles they’re part of.
  9. No One-on-One Protocol: Always ensure that no adult is left alone with a child. A two-adult rule is a good standard.
  10. Wellness Checks: Regular, unannounced check-ins when children are in church-run programs.
  11. Peer-led Awareness: Work with youth groups to create peer-led awareness and safety programs.
  12. Community Watch: Encourage church members to join or form community watchdog groups.
  13. Safe Environment Training: Mandatory courses for all staff and volunteers.
  14. Regularly Update Policies: Continually review and adapt child safety policies to address new challenges and ensure best practices.
  15. Open-Door Policy: Activities involving children should be in rooms where doors remain open, or have windows for visibility.
  16. Secure Check-In/Out Systems: Parents or guardians sign children in/out of programs, ensuring kids leave with the right person.
  17. Anonymous Reporting System: A method for individuals to report suspicious behavior without fear of backlash.
  18. Monthly Safety Drills: Regular drills to teach children how to respond to emergencies.
  19. Annual Safety Audits: Hire external professionals to assess the effectiveness of child safety protocols.
  20. Collaboration with Experts: Partner with local law enforcement and/or child protection agencies for advice and training sessions.
  21. Limited Access: Restrict areas of the church to authorized personnel only, ensuring children can’t be taken to isolated areas.
  22. Regular Refreshers: Annual (or more frequent) refreshers on all safety protocols for staff and volunteers.

The goal is to create an environment where safety is a top priority and all members are vigilant and proactive in protecting the vulnerable.

Click here to download this checklist


Church Safety: Prioritizing Security, Awareness, and Response

Agenda:

  • Pray In
  • Introduce Safety Topic
  • Icebreaker Activity
  • Introduction of Attendees
  • Course Overview and Objectives
  • Dive into Church Safety Protocols
  • Q&A Session
  • Close and Pray Out

Safety Philosophy and Guiding Principles:

  • Guided by God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost.
  • Ensure safety and security for all.
  • Create a quiet and seamless place of gathering and worship.
  • Act with consideration, humility, and compassion.
  • Be swift and firm when necessary.
  • Aim for no loss of life, limb, or property.

Church Safety Planning:

  • Every mission demands a plan.
  • Detailed and actionable plans yield success.
  • However, be adaptable because as Mike Tyson said, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

Our Plan: Educate, Prepare, Practice, Execute, and Repeat.

Learning Principles:

  1. Instruction
  2. Understanding
  3. Consensus
  4. Agreement
  5. Implementation

Volunteer Selection:

  • Invitation-based.
  • Meet specific requirements.
  • Recommendations from team members.
  • Desire to serve and understand the responsibility.
  • Commit to training and active duty.

Role of Greeters and Other Frontline Team Members:

  • Everyone is a greeter at heart.
  • Greeters aid in initial contact and awareness.
  • Team members should communicate effectively, especially during emergencies.

Inside and Outside Awareness:

  • Inside: Check lighting, identify safe exits, and reduce collateral damage risks.
  • Outside: Monitor unfamiliar visitors, assess risks like domestic disputes, and manage parking issues.

Radio Usage and Communications:

  • Standardize terminology.
  • Prioritize clarity.
  • Test equipment regularly.

Case Studies:

Reflect on tragic events like the Charleston SC Church Shooting and others. Analyze the causes, motives, and outcomes to prevent future incidents.

Key Topics:

  • Manage conflicts peacefully.
  • Foster a culture of awareness.
  • Identify suspicious behaviors.
  • Engage suspicious or armed individuals carefully.
  • Understand when and how to respond to intruders.
  • Coordinate medical responses.
  • Protect community leaders.
  • Implement lockdowns efficiently.

Intruder Response:

  • Assess the situation: Who, What, When, Where, How.
  • Determine the needed response level and resources.

Medical Response:

  • Act quickly: Call 911.
  • Administer first aid if trained.
  • Speed is crucial; every second counts.

Lockdown:

  • Understand what it means and its implications.
  • Identify who has the authority to call a lockdown.
  • Communicate when it’s safe to resume normal activities.

Conclusion:

Prioritizing safety in the church setting isn’t about fostering an environment of fear, but one of preparedness and proactive care. In doing so, we can ensure that our places of worship remain the sanctuaries they’re meant to be.

Thank you for your commitment to safety, and may God bless our efforts to protect His flock. Let’s end with a prayer.


Action Plan Outline for V4CR and Volunteers: Combating Child Trafficking and Exploitation

1. Community Engagement and Mobilization

Activate the Church

  • Organize awareness sermons and sessions during church gatherings.
  • Collaborate with youth groups for peer-led awareness programs.
  • Mobilize church volunteers to participate in community watchdog groups.

School Boards/Meetings

  • Advocate for mandatory child trafficking awareness curriculum.
  • Propose training for school counselors and staff.
  • Engage with Parent-Teacher Associations for joint awareness initiatives.

Petitions

  • Launch petitions for stricter anti-trafficking laws and policy changes.
  • Engage volunteers for digital and physical signature collections.

2. Reducing Predators’ Ability to Operate

  • Conduct background checks for individuals working with children (in schools, community centers, etc.).
  • Collaborate with law enforcement to organize community policing and surveillance.
  • Advocate for stricter online monitoring for potential grooming activities.

3. Wellness Checks on Children

  • Coordinate with community leaders for at-risk children.
  • Launch community-driven initiatives to check on children’s welfare in their neighborhoods.
  • Mobilize and train volunteers on indicators of child trafficking and exploitation.

4. Trainings / Workshops / Events

  • Regularly schedule community workshops on the signs of child trafficking and protective measures.
  • Organize events to spread awareness and raise funds for anti-trafficking measures.
  • Foster an environment of continuous learning through updated workshops and resource distribution.

5. Industry-Specific Training & Awareness Resources

First Responders

  • Offer specialized training on identifying victims and the proper protocols to follow.

Medical Professionals

  • Introduce modules on recognizing signs of abuse and trafficking during medical examinations.
  • Offer guidance on reporting and safeguarding victims.

Teachers

  • Develop resources on monitoring students for signs and on how to address potential trafficking cases.
  • Encourage schools to integrate these learnings into teacher training programs.

Others (Transport, Hospitality, etc.)

  • Work with industries that might unknowingly facilitate trafficking to train staff on identifying and reporting suspicious activities.

6. Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Foster relationships with other anti-trafficking organizations for combined efforts.
  • Engage local businesses for support, be it financial or in-kind.
  • Collaborate with media outlets for coverage and increased visibility on the issue.

7. Feedback and Continuous Improvement

  • Regularly gather feedback from the community on the effectiveness of initiatives.
  • Analyze and assess the impact of strategies, refining them as required.
  • Keep abreast of global best practices in combating child trafficking and adapt them to the local context.

By implementing this action plan, V4CR and its dedicated volunteers can make significant strides in the fight against child trafficking and exploitation in their community.

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Church-Assisted Custodial Exchange Protocol

A custodial exchange is a sensitive and critical process, often leading to heightened emotions and potential risks. Here’s a suggested protocol that churches can implement to ensure the safety of both the child and the guardian during these exchanges:

  1. Neutral Location: Designate a neutral, well-lit, and monitored location within the church premises for exchanges. This might be a common area like a fellowship hall.
  2. Third-Party Presence: Always have a neutral third party present, preferably two – one familiar to each parent if possible. These individuals can be church staff or trained volunteers.
  3. Scheduled Times: Clearly define and adhere to specific exchange times. This minimizes opportunities for disagreements and confrontations.
  4. Separate Entrances/Exits: If possible, have each party use a different entrance/exit to avoid any direct encounters and to keep interactions minimal.
  5. Documentation: Keep a logbook to record the date, time, and any notable incidents or observations during each exchange.
  6. Waiting Area: Set up a waiting area for the non-custodial parent to ensure they don’t arrive early or linger after the exchange. This space should be separate from the exchange location.
  7. Safety Measures: Install security cameras in the exchange area. This not only acts as a deterrent for inappropriate behavior but provides evidence if any dispute arises.
  8. Communication Protocol: Communication should be limited during the exchange. If any changes to the schedule or other important details need to be communicated, it should be done in writing (email, text) and not in person during the exchange.
  9. Emergency Plan: Have a clear plan in place for emergencies. This includes having key contacts (like local law enforcement or legal counsel) and an evacuation procedure if needed.
  10. Training: Regularly train involved staff and volunteers on the protocol, conflict resolution, and how to handle potentially volatile situations.
  11. Stay Neutral: The church’s role is to provide a safe space and not to mediate or intervene in personal disputes unless there’s a risk of immediate harm. However, when children are involved, their safety and wellbeing should always be top priority.
  12. Restraining Orders: Be informed about any existing restraining or protective orders. Ensure they are strictly adhered to.
  13. Feedback System: Allow both guardians to provide feedback on the process, ensuring the system can be continually improved upon.
  14. Review and Update: Periodically review the process with all involved parties and make necessary adjustments to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.
  15. Confidentiality: Ensure that all details regarding the custodial exchange remain confidential. Only the necessary church personnel should be privy to the details.

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By implementing such a protocol, churches can provide a crucial service to families in their congregation, ensuring that children’s well-being and safety are prioritized during these sensitive times.

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The Domestic Terrorists of Tomorrow are Blocking Traffic Today

The “cause” is the process of finding those willing to kill.


After Hamas supporters were caught screaming “shame on you” at children receiving cancer treatment at a Manhattan hospital (“make sure they hear you, they’re in the windows”) some people wondered what they were trying to accomplish.

Questions like that only reveal the vast gap between the pro-Hamas mob and everyone else.

The pro-Hamas protests, allegedly in pursuit of a ceasefire, but in reality celebrating Hamas and now Houthi terrorism, have picked random fights with Starbucks, Christmas Tree lightings and Alec Baldwin to name a few. They are not so much for anything as they are against things.

Reasonable people, usually old school liberals, still don’t understand the Left. And so they also don’t understand what happened to their movement, their party and their country.

Normal people think that protests are about spreading awareness and winning over others, and they don’t grasp why the rioters are spewing hate at them instead of trying to win them over.

The mobs aren’t there to persuade them but to express their hatred for them. The common denominator of all of these riots is a burning desire to destroy everything around them. They’re not shutting down airports or smashing store windows to bring attention to a cause.

Smashing windows and shutting down airports is their cause.

Before Hamas, they were smashing windows for abortion, BLM and Occupy Wall Street, and against the Iraq War and to protest the World Trade Organization. Some of the same men in black who are smashing Starbucks windows now for Gaza were smashing them back in Seattle in the WTO protests of 1999. Before too long they’ll need to retire and collect Social Security.

A quarter century of smashing Starbucks windows clearly has nothing to do with Gaza.

They don’t care about black lives, the lives in Gaza or Iraq, or the lives of the poor: these are just the pretexts that provide them with moral superiority so they feel justified smashing things.

The pro-Hamas riots are a carbon copy of the BLM riots. Like the eco-terrorists, who have taken to vandalizing classical art in museums, their goal isn’t persuasion through awareness, it’s terrorism. They block traffic, airport holiday travel and holiday events for whatever cause happens to be trending at any given time. Few of these leftists have any real sense of what Hamas is, fewer still know who the Houthis are, but they’ll still scream about an ‘Intifada.”

What they actually want has less to do with Gaza than with right here at home.

“When we finally deal that final blow to destroy Israel. When the state of Israel is finally destroyed and erased from history, that will be the single most important blow we can give to destroying capitalism,” Manolo De Los Santos of The People’s Forum, which receives funds out of Communist China and has been linked to many of the pro-Hamas protests, promised.

As David Horowitz frequently reminded us, sixties radicals preached that, “the issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.”

Individual causes, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, Gaza, Iraq, income inequality, unions, Wall Street, abortion or criminals, are just gateway drugs to radicalize a base for the leftist revolution.

Protests aren’t really “protests” in the sense that liberals think of them as being vehicles to rally for change. They’re the equivalent of Al Qaeda terrorist attacks whose goal is to recruit, radicalize and empower the storm troopers who are going to wage war against the world.

Blocking traffic or airports isn’t really about ending Israeli attacks on Hamas, but about inflicting misery on Americans and making the leftist perpetrators feel powerful and self-righteous by expressing their malice. Don’t think of these as protests: think of them as initiation sessions like those of gangs and cults in which new members prove themselves by hurting someone.

Protest theater rewards leftist activists by making them into the focus of attention. Cameras are on them as they berate anyone in sight, from kids with cancer to Alec Baldwin, for their lack of empathy, and then, justified by the conviction that everyone else is bad, they make them suffer.

Blocking school buses, ambulances and people coming home from working, or shouting, “shame on you” at kids with cancer is just part of the radicalization process. Its purpose is to make the activists cause pain while being so emotionally detached from their victims that they not only feel nothing when inflicting pain, but that doing so makes them morally superior.

The process produces people capable of not only blocking traffic, but planting bombs.

That is exactly how this worked in the sixties. Protest rallies were deliberately turned into violent confrontations with police and guardsmen to radicalize a generation of leftist students. Only a small number of those actually formed organizations like the Weathermen, but millions more romanticized them and defended their cause. When the terrorists went into academia, entertainment and politics, those supporters swiftly put them into positions of power.

The same cycle has been repeating itself since the relaunch of the anti-war movement after 9/11. Those protests were followed by wholly manufactured causes like Occupy Wall Street and BLM that existed purely to radicalize and recruit a generation to fight a war against America.

The pro-Hamas protests are the work of most of the same coalition and the same mission.

There are some members of the coalition, especially Islamists, who are deeply invested in the idea of a Hamas victory and the destruction of Israel, but most, like The People’s Forum, see destroying Israel as part of the larger leftist mission of destroying America and the West.

The pretext for the destruction matters much less than the overriding revolutionary goal.

Communist revolutionaries have exploited wars and food shortages to seize power, only to then inflict even worse wars and food shortages. Obama promised peace in the Middle East, an end to income inequality and the salvation of the planet. And all of these things only grew worse.

But following the Cloward-Piven model, leftists only make things worse. The purpose of leftist governments is to destroy countries by exacerbating every social, economic, geopolitical and cultural problem until they have brought societies to their knees and can seize total power.

Leftist protests, like the terrorists they support, are also not about fixing anything, but staging ugly hostile confrontations with police and the public to recruit the malicious and the disaffected (while playing the victim) and then escalating the violence and using it to take over a country.

It works. Consider who was in the White House before the BLM riots and who’s there now.

Revolutions need causes, but the only real cause of a revolution is its own power. Or as George Orwell wrote in 1984, “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.”

A revolution requires people willing to kill. And so they need to be given reasons to kill. The ‘cause’ is the process of finding those willing to kill and giving them the reasons to do it.

The same processes of training and recruitment that climaxed in the Oct 7 attacks in Israel are underway in this country. DEI educational activists may not be as blatant about it as Hamas, but they share a similar goal of radicalizing a base until it is willing to commit any atrocity and still consider itself morally superior. The processes that produced men willing to rape and kill for Islam in Israel are also producing men and women in the West who are willing to cheer that and to wage war against their own societies in order to protect those rapists and killers.

The domestic terrorists of tomorrow are blocking traffic in the streets of our cities today.

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