Category Archives: Immigration

They’ve Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing, by Ann Coulter

A lot of voters still care deeply about illegal immigration. Maybe one day Trump and the rest of the Republicans will figure it out . . . but don’t hold your breath. From Ann Coulter at townhall.com (I don’t share her opinion of Bill Barr):

They've Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing

Source: Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP

Bill Barr, two-time attorney general and one of approximately 2.5 members of the Trump administration to leave with his reputation intact, has also written one of only two books about that administration worth reading, “One Damn Thing After Another.” I’ve read ’em all. At least partially. Most did not merit more than a quick skim.

[For those interested, the other book about the Trump administration worth reading is Michael Wolfe’s “Fire and Fury,” but judging by its sales, you probably already have this book.]

I’ve been a fan of Barr’s since long before he worked for Trump, and was thrilled when he became Trump’s A.G. But when I got to Barr’s description of Trump’s appeal — which went on for pages and pages! — I wanted to throw the book out the window. You can probably guess where I’m headed.

By Barr’s lights, none of Trump’s positives involved … immigration.

They will not learn. No matter what we do, no matter how many times Americans tell pollsters they want less immigration, no matter how loudly we beg Washington to halt the endless flow of the third world into our country, the ruling class refuses to listen.

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Choosing Your Immigrants, by Jeff Thomas

The immigrants who built America in the 1800s were much better people than the people crossing our borders and slurping up our benefits today. From Jeff Thomas at internationalman.com:

In the 18th century, America was made up primarily of people who, of necessity, had had to work hard. Had they not taken full responsibility for their own welfare, there was no one else to do it for them and they would have starved. As this was the case, anyone who did arrive on American shores who was unwilling to work and wanted others to provide for him, could expect to find no sympathy and might well starve.

In the 19th century, the former colonies had become the United States. Expansion was underway and the young people of the 18th century became the entrepreneurs of the 19th century. In order to continue to get the menial tasks accomplished, millions of immigrants were needed. Those who were welcomed were those who were prepared to start at the bottom, often live in poor conditions, receive no entitlements and compete for even menial jobs. If they accepted these terms, they received the opportunity to immigrate and work.

Also, in the 19th century, the US expanded to the West coast, covered the nation with railroads and created the industrial revolution – the greatest period of expansion in US history.

In the 20th century, income tax was implemented, the Federal Reserve took over the dollar and the “New Deal” Introduced the concept of entitlement. It was a mixed century of wealth generated by the industrial revolution, fighting against the new concept of entitlement.

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The Mexican Border, by William Gudal

An article from SLL reader William Gudal.

I have a solution for the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Before I reveal the solution, there needs to be some base lining between us so that we can move forward in a common discussion. First, do you agree that the complete open border is a greater threat to the people of the United States than the Russian military action in Ukraine and Crimea? Do you agree that the $40 billion being spent on another U.S. military fiasco, this time in Ukraine, could be better spent on the Southern border? Do you agree that virtually nothing good comes from south of the border, from a “country” that is a failed state with no functioning federal or state governments? Do you agree that at present the international border between Mexico and the United States has evaporated into thin air and that the border no longer exists? Do you agree the unprecedented, unchecked numbers of people flooding across the Mexican border from all over the world are incubating nothing but trouble?

If we’re in agreement on all that, then there is a solution. One hundred miles into Mexico the United States will build a reception depot on Mexican soil. All persons crossing the border, except at authorized controlled entry ports, will be taken into custody and within 24 hours transported to the reception depot, given a week’s food and water, and released. The concept of asylum applies to less than 0.1% of those transported and arrangements will be made at the reception depot to deal with the tiny few who fall into a possible asylum category. This a humane way to reassert the right of the United States to maintain itself as a sovereign nation and to reject the assault from the one-world-government terrorists.

The Criminal Order Beneath the ‘Chaos’ of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, by Leighton Woodhouse

There is an order to the carnage of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, but nobody seems interested in disrupting that order. From Leighton Woodhouse at realclearinvestigations:

The epicenter of the political earthquakes rattling San Francisco’s progressive establishment is a 30-square-block neighborhood in the center of downtown known as the Tenderloin. Adjacent to some of the city’s most famous attractions, including the high-end shopping district Union Square, the old money redoubt of Nob Hill, historic Chinatown, and the city’s gold-capped City Hall, it is home to a giant, open-air drug bazaar. Tents fill the sidewalks. Addicts sit on curbs and lean against walls, nodding off to their fentanyl and heroin fixes, or wander around in meth-induced psychotic states. Drug dealers stake out their turf and sell in broad daylight, while the immigrant families in the five-story, pre-war apartment buildings shepherd their kids to school, trying to maintain as normal an existence as they can.

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Ousted: San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

“If you happen to be walking through the Tenderloin and you feel unsafe, imagine what it feels like to live there,” said Joel Engardio, head of Stop Crime SF, a civilian public safety group. “The Tenderloin has one of the largest percentages of children in the city. It’s untenable, inexcusable to ask them to confront this hellscape.”

“The Tenderloin is out of control,” said Tom Ostly, a former San Francisco prosecutor who used to work there and lives nearby. “It has never been worse than it is now.”

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France: Dangerous for Jews, by Guy Millière

In a few decades France will be more Islamic than anything else. From Guy Millière at gatestoneinstitutue.org:

  • [T]he attitude of the French judiciary to [Hadjadj’s] murder is similar to how it has regarded all murders of Jews in France, for decades.
  • First, the authorities always say, as quickly as possible, that the murder of the Jew was not at all motivated by antisemitism. When evidence to the contrary accumulates and becomes impossible to deny, the antisemitic motive may reluctantly be recognized — as with the abduction, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi in 2006; the murder of Sarah Halimi in 2017; and the murder of Mireille Knoll in 2018.
  • That the murderers are generally Muslim further encourages the French judiciary not to speak of antisemitism. In fact, it is almost taboo to speak of any Muslim antisemitism in France: Muslim antisemitism is supposed not to exist. All organizations dedicated to fighting antisemitism target only the “far-right.”
  • The French authorities and mainstream media describe crime, but do not explain it — meaning that crime is rising but not being fought.
  • The French government has declined to document the religion or race of people charged with crimes. Although the refusal may be well-intentioned, it prevents any understanding of what is taking place and consequently any the means of addressing or preventing it.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Subordinate Citizen

Most American citizens know that the laws that are applied them are not applied to certain favored classes, like illegal immigrants and Democrat politicians. From Victor Davis Hanson at zerohedge.com:

I recently led a group of about 100 citizens on a tour of Israel for nearly two weeks. Before returning to the United States, all participants had to indicate their vaccination status and take a COVID-19 test for reentry.

Anxieties swept the group as Israeli testers swabbed them.

Anyone testing positive would have to delay his or her return.

That quarantine would entail spending thousands of dollars in finding scarce hotel accommodations, additional living expenses, and rebooked airline tickets—depending upon the length of the mandatory sequestration.

Contrast this to the tens of thousands of foreign nationals now mustering to cross illegally into the United States this summer.

They follow the already 2 million who’ve entered the country unlawfully since Joe Biden became president.

Does any foreign national worry about being tested for COVID-19, much less fear being turned away if he tests positive or lacks proof of vaccination?

Or do we scrutinize far more carefully U.S. citizens entering their own country legally than we do noncitizens crossing our borders unlawfully?

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DeSantis Torches Administration And Dems, Suggests Biden Has Violated Oath Of Office [Video], by Jordan Case

It may not be in 2024, but one of these days Ron DeSantis is going to run for president. From Jordan case at thebluestateconservative.com:

The more we listen to and watch Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speak, the more impressive he is. His skill set, which was partially developed at both Harvard and Yale, is beyond anything we’ve seen from a Democrat in years.

DeSantis’ manner of speaking is commanding but calm. He’s assertive without being overly abrasive. He almost always cites facts and data when making his points, something Democrats almost never do, and as a result, he’s persuasive. DeSantis has a gift. But one of the most impressive aspects of DeSantis’ public speaking skills is his ability to move to and from various topics without coming across as scatterbrained.

Listening to Governor DeSantis speak is like having a fluid conversation with a close friend. One minute you’re talking about home projects that you’re both working on, moments later you’re discussing the previous day’s ballgame, and then suddenly the topic has shifted to which restaurant has the best linguine. Even though the exchange switches directions quickly, it is enjoyable and easy to follow.

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Europe: Demography Governs Democracy, by Guilio Meotti

If you want to see a place where replacement theory is playing out in real time, check out Europe. From Guilio Meotti at gatestoneinstitute.org:

  • There is a replacement of civilization and the media is not even covering it.
  • “By 2050, 50 percent of the French population will be mixed.” — Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Radio Classique, May 17, 2021.
  • “The mayor of Grenoble adopts the arguments and rhetorical formulas of the Muslim Brotherhood: talking about freedom to impose sexism”. — Céline Pina, Le Figaro, May 4, 2022.
  • This wokeism talk pretends to be “inclusive” but carefully excludes entire groups on the clearly racist basis of skin color (whites) or ethnicity (Jews). Wokeism, filled with progressive, racist talk, pretends not to be racist but meanwhile is imbued with the syrupy racist ideology of “diversity” — which advocates replacing a society by immigration. It also promotes political correctness, a deadly virus that paralyzes the vital reflexes of the West. Wokeism is the ideal ground for the debut of political Islam in Europe.

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What Great Replacement? Oh, That One! By Paul Gottfried

You can look at the flood of immigration at the U.S.’s southern border, rightly conclude that the biggest beneficiary will be the Democrats, and not be a racist. From Paul Gottfried at amgreatness.com:

Americans have every right to be steamed over the cynical use of de facto open borders to establish a permanent Democratic Party majority.

In an exercise in guilt by nonassociation, Associated Press reporter David Bauder explains in what pretends to be a balanced news story that there is widespread, “right-wing” hate behind the Buffalo shooting. This misfortune, he says, is related to Joe Biden’s decision to open the southern U.S. border to those who may wish to join us in this country. Lots of unkind Americans have questioned allowing millions of illegal aliens to enter the United States and providing them with de facto amnesty, together with government-financed transportation to the interior of the country. Tens of millions of Americans, apparently quite irrationally, view these steps as an attempt to create a permanent Democratic electoral majority.

For Bauder, such speculation is evidence of widespread bigotry, and he cites Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism about a “mainstream view,” which “baselessly suggests that Democrats are encouraging immigration from Latin America so that like-minded potential voters replace ‘traditional’ Americans.”

Many of those who hold such apparently baseless suspicions also adhere to a “great replacement conspiracy theory,” which argues a concerted effort is underway by American elites to use immigration to replace a predominantly white population with a nonwhite one. The chant by Charlottesville demonstrators in 2017 that white Americans would not be replaced was only the tip of a racist iceberg; and Bauder and Pitcavage link this war against being “replaced” to among others Fox News host Tucker Carlson and U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Both have accused Biden and the Democrats of using illegal immigration to establish a permanent Democratic majority. Stefanik, although depicted as a very centrist Republican, delivered a supposedly frightening tirade last year about how “radical Democrats” were engaged in a “permanent election insurrection” by granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants. Bauder and Pitcavage associate such rhetoric not only with the Buffalo shooting but also with white racist violence in Norway, New Zealand, and the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in 2018.

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All the President’s Border Policies That Have Illegals Heading North, by James Varney

It’s an understatement to say that the Biden administration has put out the welcome mat for illegal immigrants. It’s offering all sorts of goodies that go beyond mere hospitality. From James Varney at realclearinvestigations.com:

While a federal court has stayed the Biden administration’s attempt to lift pandemic-prompted restrictions on immigrants pouring across the southern border, that is just one setback in a largely successful push by the president to make it easier for migrants to enter, live, and work in the U.S.

Since Joe Biden’s first day in office, when he signed seven executive orders on immigration that, among other things, suspended deportations and ended the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program that had eased the crush of those awaiting asylum hearings, the president has in word and deed sent signals that migrants have interpreted as welcoming. The initiatives include reviving the Obama-era policy known as “catch and release,” “paroling” illegal border crossers so they can enter the country, resettling migrants through secret flights around the country, and ending the “no match” policy that had helped the government identify people who were using fraudulent credentials to find work.

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