By Adan Salazar
Caravan sympathizers aren’t going to like this one.
The DOJ and DHS announced new policies Thursday restricting illegal aliens from asylum eligibility.
In an Interim Final Rule announced by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the Trump administration was granted broad authority to block asylum claims for people who violate US immigration laws.
“Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so,” Whitaker and Nielsen said in a joint statement.
“Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it. Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”
A Justice Department press release cites a section from the Immigration and Nationality Act which state the attorney general “may provide by regulation for any other conditions or limitations on the consideration of an application for asylum.”
The administration is hoping the new rules will encourage people planning on entering the US illegally to instead use ports of entry where can be formally processed.
“The interim rule, if applied to a proclamation suspending the entry of aliens who cross the southern border unlawfully, would bar such aliens from eligibility for asylum and thereby channel inadmissible aliens to ports of entry, where they would be processed in a controlled, orderly, and lawful manner,” the interim rule change states.
The ball’s in George Soros’ court now. How will he respond?
Read the entire press release below, via Justice.gov:
Historically, Democrats supported strong borders because they knew American workers could never compete with illegal immigrants. Now, they regularly support “open borders.” So why the drastic change? Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, explains.
Andrew C. McCarthy
Shortly after the Constitution went into effect, the first Congress enacted a naturalization law. Lawmakers superseded this statute just five years later. Both provisions derived from the Constitution’s grant to the legislature (in Article I, Section 8) of the power “to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” That grant, along with these naturalization statutes of 1790 and 1795, edifies us about the Framers’ conception of citizenship, and of the status of aliens and their children.
Status questions about the children of aliens have moved to the fore in recent months. Central Americans, enticed by laws that perversely incentivize illegal immigration, have sought entry en masse at our southern border. This week, with an oncoming “caravan” of migrants galvanizing President Trump’s base on the eve of the midterm elections, these questions have stoked a heated debate — with all the shopworn smears of racism and bad faith that are now staples of American public discourse.
In campaign mode, the president floated the idea of issuing an executive order that would purport to deny “birthright citizenship,” i.e., to end the policy of granting American citizenship to children born in the United States to alien parents who are not legally present here. I highlight “purport” and “policy” because the president’s opponents counter that these newborn children of illegal aliens are granted citizenship by the Constitution, specifically, by the 14th Amendment. Therefore, the argument goes, this grant of citizenship is not a mere policy but a command of the highest law of the land; it may not be reversed by an executive order, or even by a law of Congress, the branch empowered to set the terms of citizenship.
That is a lot of weight to put on an amendment that had nothing to do with regulating aliens — an amendment ratified in 1868, a time when there was no federal-law concept of illegal aliens.
Rarely noticed in our era of the Beltway Behemoth is how sparse the Constitution is on the matter of central-government power over aliens. The naturalization clause is the beginning and the end of it. Congress was given the power to prescribe what aliens needed to do to become Americans. But there is not a word in the Constitution about law enforcement, nothing about which aliens would be allowed into the country, or on what conditions they would be permitted to stay.
By Craig Bannister
Iconic Democrat Harry Reid, a Nevada senator in 1993, declared that “no sane country” would grant citizenship to illegal aliens and their children born in the U.S.
In a speech on the Senate floor on September 20, 1993, Sen. Reid said America can neither reward illegal entry into the U.S., nor afford to pay for the services taxpayers would have to fund if it did:
"If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?
“No sane country would do that, right? Guess again.
“If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides. And that’s a lot of services.”
The incentive for illegal aliens to have babies in the U.S. is both obvious and costly to taxpayers, Sen. Reid said:
“Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born - at taxpayer expense - in county-run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mother?”
Bowing to union pressure, Sen. Reid recanted his remarks in 1999, Fox News reports:
"Reid reversed his position in 1999 and apologized for his stance, shortly after the union group AFL-CIO, which holds significant political sway nationally and in Nevada, changed its position to support birthright citizenship. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Reid has since called his speech "way up high" on his "list of mistakes," and in 2006 he referred to it as a "low point" of his legislative career."
By Frosty Wooldridge
“Diversity within a nation destroys unity and leads to civil wars,” said social scientist Garret Hardin. “Immigration, a benefit during the youth of a nation, can act as a disease in its mature state. Too much internal diversity in large nations has led to violence and disintegration. We are now in the process of destabilizing America. The magic words of destabilizers are ‘diversity’ and ‘multiculturalism’.”
Since the egregiously senseless 1965 Immigration Reform Act that opened our floodgates to enormous immigration numbers, our U.S. Congress flooded America with an added 140 million people within 40 years. If left to continue, another 140 million people expect to make America home within 30 years. When Congress passed the Act in 1965, only 3.5 billion people inhabited the planet. Unfortunately, third world countries did not understand Earth Day and birth control, thus, they added 4.1 billion to reach 7.6 billion people globally. And because of their wretched lives in their own countries, they all want to immigrate to America. Your children face this demographic future:
Ten minute “Immigration off the Charts”:
By Newt Gingrich
The caravan from Central America that has grown from 3,000 to 4,000 people in the last few days is an attempted invasion and an attack on the United States.
This assertion will almost certainly be denounced by the usual sources as being hateful or offensive, but it is long past time we stop letting the Left prevent us from using words which clearly communicate reality.
The media narrative today is that America has become “xenophobic” and is turning its back on new immigrants. But that narrative is sharply contradicted by the fact that the United States maintains the most generous immigration policies in the world. In this week’s new video, CRTV host and best-selling author Michelle Malkin explains how ill-conceived immigration policies threaten to destroy the American Dream for everyone.
President Donald Trump beautifully trolled Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday when he tweeted out a video of the New York Senator using tough language to describe illegal immigration nearly a decade ago.
Trump tweeted out a quote from Schumer in 2009, where he said anyone who enters the U.S. is an “illegal alien” and that “illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the U.S. legally.”
Trump fired off a follow-up tweet of the actual video clip, where Schumer sounds a lot like the president on immigration.
“Illegal immigration is wrong. Plain and simple. Until the American people are convinced that we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress on dealing with the millions of illegal who are here now and on rationalizing our system of legal immigration. That’s plain and simple and unavoidable.”
“When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combatting illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelming oppose. If you don’t think it’s illegal, you’re not going to say it. I think it is illegal and wrong. We have to change it.”
“Above all else, the American people want their government to be serious about protecting the public, enforcing the rule of law, and creating a rational system of legal immigration that will proactively fit our needs rather than reactively responding to future waves of illegal immigration. People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people as people who entered the U.S. legally.”
The president wrote in the caption, “Chuck Schumer, I agree!”
By James Walsh
According to Politico, dated September 28, 2013, an Obama White House immigration adviser opined that October would see a day of "dignity and respect.” This move was meant to establish that illegal aliens have all the rights of American citizens.
American citizens who oppose open borders legislation and citizenship rights for illegal aliens are shamed as racists.
Five years later, illegal aliens are seriously demanding all the rights of citizenship.
The day-to-day events encouraging illegal aliens are meant to change the country. Whether it is tiny Takoma Park, Maryland, or San Francisco, California, Leftist politicians are permitting foreign nationals, including Russians, to vote in elections and obtain entitlements at the taxpayers’ expense.
Russians and other foreign nationals need not bother with “hacking” elections. They can just vote in Leftist-controlled American jurisdictions. No outrage from Progressive Democrats about illegal alien Russians voting.
Today, local elections, tomorrow, federal elections.
The problem is not legal immigration. Support for illegal immigration, open borders, “no person is illegal,” and “non-citizen voting rights” dominates the national news media and Leftist cable networks.
Meanwhile, a storm surge of foreign nationals is crossing U.S. borders illegally or overstaying their visas to disappear into the population.
Thousands of illegal border-crossers are speciously claiming asylum or refugee status aided and abetted by Leftist advocates.
Illegal alien children are the cause celebre of the radical Left and Democrats. A very small number of the illegal alien children are under 5 years of age. An estimated 85 percent are over 13 years of age. A Border Patrol estimate in 2017 is that 25-30 percent of the older children are criminal gang members.
The news media has repeated ad nauseum that “infants” are being ripped from the arms of their mothers. Not true!
Progressive/liberal hysteria about abuses by ICE agents (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is not true. Evidence demonstrates that the detained children are living better than ever before in their lives.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) background checks are sketchy at best, due to a purposeful effort by foreign countries to confuse DHS personnel. Both “parent(s)” and child(ren) give partial or misspelled names, incorrect or misspelled town names and addresses, and “parents” and child have no valid forms of identification.
Many of the “parents” of the illegal alien children: 1) are not the real parents, 2) have criminal records, 3) are seeking immediate deportation to their homelands, and 4) are sexual facilitators.
Those who are not real parents use the child as a ploy for easy entry into the United States. The “parents” know Democrats will support them. If the child has real parents, the faux “parents” pay the real parents to use the child.
An estimated 20 percent of “parents” have criminal records or other disqualifying histories.
Several hundred “parents” opted for immediate voluntary deportation. The children will be settled in the United States. In the near future, the children will move to have the "parents" come legally into the United States.
Border Patrol agents say not only sexual predators, but terrorists use the children to facilitate their entry into the United States. The real parents sell their children to these criminals.
The news media, whether American or foreign, make vague and unverified statements of the plight supposedly suffered by the incoming illegal aliens and especially the innocent children. Even when the members of the press see a “child” with a gang tattoo it is ignored. The illegal alien advocates also ignore this fact.
On May 17, 2018, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took exception to President Trump calling the sadistic criminal gang MS-13 “animals.” Pelosi said MS-13 are immigrants.
Reported on July 29, 2018, "22 Illegal Aliens Arrested in Identity Fraud Scheme, Stealing Thousands in Taxpayer Money," in Townhall online, people used stolen or bought Puerto Rican identities to obtained government entitlement and welfare benefits.
Today, local elections, tomorrow federal elections.
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.