First, congratulations to conservative Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election… to a fifth term! Netanyahu is ‘the Donald Trump of Israel’ and the world’s longest-serving and staunchest defender of Western civilization against the multicultural onslaught. Great.
Now here is today’s main commentary:
The two most important issues for American voters – immigration and the economy – will re-elect president Trump in 2020.
The president already “owns” the economy which is doing great thanks to his policies. It will be impossible for Democrats to claim otherwise. This issue alone would probably re-elect Trump.
But the recent surge in illegal immigrants over the Mexican border is serving to focus voters on the crisis there. In many polls this issue was #1 even before the surge.
President Trump is seizing on the issue as he did in 2016, correctly blaming Democrats and weak Republicans for the border crisis. Fox News recently reported about the deteriorating situation:
A caravan-size influx of migrants flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers Tuesday — the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border.
“Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. “But the fact is that (the Rio Grande Valley) is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.”
Karisch said his sector has apprehended people from 50 different countries, including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania.
“People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” he said.
Karisch noted that Border Patrol has apprehended more families illegally crossing the border in the first five months of fiscal 2019 than during all of fiscal 2018. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 76,000 migrants across the border in February and said it was on track to apprehend more than 100,000 in March.
In the Rio Grande Valley alone, Karisch said that at current pace, they would have more than 260,000 apprehensions in his sector by the end of fiscal 2019. There were 162,000 in RGV last year. He also said that his agents apprehend, on average, 1,000 people a day.
Karisch’s testimony is the latest warning from officials that there is an escalating crisis at the border. President Trump, who declared a national emergency at the border in February, traveled to the border on Friday and repeated his warnings that he is prepared to close the border if Congress and Mexico do not act to close loopholes and stop migrant flows — though he has indicated such an action is not imminent.
Last week, Obama-era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan told senators on Thursday that the U.S. is “experiencing a crisis at the southern border at a magnitude never seen in modern times.”
Nikitas3.com offers this cheap and effective solution until The Wall is built: The border patrol should lay out hundreds of miles of razor wire along the border where the crossings are happening. Razor wire is cheap and easy to install and is very sharp, like a razor, so it cannot be tampered with or sneaked through. And if migrants get near the razor wire we could hit them with tear gas to drive them back.
Awareness of the border crisis is growing. Fox News reported:
Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said … that money is not enough to fix the situation on the U.S.- Mexico border and that the United States’ asylum laws need to be fixed in order solve the humanitarian crisis.
“Money is not enough because until you change the laws you’ll continue to have this magnet, people come into United States,” Portman told guest host Sandra Smith.
Portman laid out the asylum situation and how he said it is adding to the problems with illegal immigration.
“Here’s the problem, Sandra. When someone comes (to the) United States and they’re a family from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, they’re being told by the traffickers, and it’s true, you ask for asylum and then during the time at which you have to wait for your asylum hearing you’re allowed to go into the United States into the community,” Portman said.
The senator added that around “85 percent” of those applying for asylum are turned down but that the process takes so long many disappear into the United States while the process is taking place.
This is correct. Meanwhile Trump is surging in the polls, certainly due to the good economy and certainly boosted by his exoneration in the Mueller investigation. But immigration is surely causing his numbers to rise too since he is the only person in America who is doing anything about it.
Many more Americans want border security than the Fake News media will let on. The Daily Caller reported back in January, even before the recent crisis:
An Economist/YouGov poll shows that a whopping 62 percent of Americans view illegal immigration as either a “very serious problem” or a “somewhat serious problem” — with only seven percent of Americans believing that illegal immigration is “not” a problem.
Wow. Breitbart News reported on April 9 about the Rasmussen poll, which is known for accuracy:
President Trump’s job approval ratings currently sits at a robust 53 percent, a full seven points higher than Barack Obama at this same point his presidency.
On April 9, 2011, a little over two years into his first term, 46 percent of those polled by Rasmussen approved of the job Obama was doing, compared to 53 percent who disapproved. That put (Obama) upside down by seven points.
On the issue of strongly approve and strongly disapprove, Obama was upside down by a whopping 17 points, with only 21 percent strongly approving of the job he’s doing while 38 percent strongly disapproved.
53% is a great number for any president, never mind one who has been attacked in the media every single day like no other president in history. And Nikitas3.com predicts that Trump’s approval will steadily rise between now and election day 2020.
On the other hand many in the Democrat party are brazenly supporting open borders. Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke has even called for tearing down existing border barriers(!), which will sink his presidential candidacy as the border situation gets worse.
The very liberal Democrat governor of New York state Andrew Cuomo has put a new twist on immigration. He recently referred to illegal aliens as “new Americans”.
But two top Democrats are suddenly shying away from the open-borders label because they understand that it is becoming a radioactive issue for Democrats. Breitbart News reported:
Presidential hopeful … Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said at a town hall in Oskaloosa, Iowa, over the weekend that the United States cannot have open borders.
Sanders made the remarks after someone attending the town hall described him as an “open borders advocate.”
“I’m afraid you may be getting your information wrong,” Sanders said. “That’s not my view,”
“What we need is comprehensive immigration reform,” Sanders said. “If you open the borders, my God, there’s a lot of poverty in this world, and you’re going to have people from all over the world.”
“And I don’t think that’s something that we can do at this point,” said Sanders, who does support free college tuition and universal health care.
“Can’t do it,” Sanders said. “So that is not my position.”
This is very telling. Sanders can see what is happening. That is why he is suddenly running in the other direction.
But don’t let Sanders fool you. His opposition to open borders is just a campaign position to soften his radicalism. His call for “comprehensive immigration reform” really means that we give amnesty to illegals and make it easy for millions more to come.
If Sanders were to become president – and he never will, Nikitas3.com believes – he would immediately open the border by telling the border patrol to stand down, as Obama did.
Here is Obama suddenly jumping on the conservative bandwagon:
“I worry sometimes when, as we think about how to deal with the immigration issue, we think that any moves towards assimilation of the existing newcomers to the existing culture is somehow a betrayal or a denial of people’s heritage or what have you… if you’re going to have a coherent, cohesive society then everybody has to have some agreed upon rules, and there’s gonna have to be some accommodations that everybody makes, and that includes the people who are newcomers.”
“Should we want to encourage newcomers to learn the language of the country they are moving to? Of course. Does that mean they can never use their own language? No. Of course, it doesn’t mean that. But it’s not racist to say, ‘Ah, if you’re going to be here, then you should learn the language of the country you just arrived at.’”
The only reason that Obama is saying this is that he saw president Trump elected largely on the issue of immigration in 2016 and he sees conservative secure-borders parties and politicians winning office all over Europe.
Interestingly the only places in the world that are supposed to have open borders are the white, Western capitalist nations that were founded on Christian principles – the United States, Europe, Canada, and outlying nations like Australia and New Zealand. These nations were built on the hard work of intelligent white people who now are supposed to share their wealth with the rest of the world.
The open-borders movement wants to undermine white cultures and turn them into “nations of color”. That way socialists can take control.
Illegal immigrants are not only walking across the Mexican border either. One recent report said that 45% of illegals entering the US come from all over the world and have flown in on legal visitor visas. They buy a round-trip airline ticket and never go back. It is very easy to do and they know that their chances of being caught are about zero.
The Daily Caller reports about another of Trump’s plans to eliminate ‘remittance’ money sent back to families abroad from immigrants in the US:
The White House is planning on targeting remittance payments made by illegal immigrants in the wake of an ongoing migrant flood at the U.S. southern border, a senior administration official told reporters Tuesday.
The plans to target remittance payments come amid a broader shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and future executive actions designed to curb illegal immigration. The situation at the southern border has escalated in recent weeks, with thousands of migrants arriving daily to claim asylum.
Officials say the illegal arrivals are spurred by loopholes in U.S. immigration law that allow family units claiming asylum to arrive illegally and still be released into the interior of the country with a work permit.
The migrants are then given a court date at some point in the future to adjudicate the asylum claim, with the vast majority failing to get ultimately get a favorable asylum ruling. These migrants rarely show up for deportation, with the senior administration official calling the practice “backdoor illegal immigration.”
The White House plan to go after remittance payments falls in line with a proposal from former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is being considered to replace outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Kobach told Breitbart News on Tuesday that this will be an effective way for President Donald Trump to compel the Mexican government to take more enforcement action against Central Americans trafficking through their country.
Kobach told Breitbart, “The threat I propose is one that actually helps us if we follow through on it. That is the threat of ending remittances from the majority of people in the United States from Mexico who are here illegally,” adding “they don’t want to risk losing that massive flow of foreign capital. In most years, it’s their second biggest source of foreign capital.”
Good. Hit ‘em hard. Meanwhile here is a report that may not appear connected to immigration but very likely is. CBS reported:
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday and has ordered mandatory vaccinations for people who may have been exposed to the virus in parts of Williamsburg amid a growing measles outbreak.
Since September, the city said more than 250 measles cases have been confirmed in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
“We have a situation now where children are in danger. We have to take this seriously. Every one of us has to feel responsibility for the situation because measles is so contagious, can spread so quickly,” de Blasio said at news conference at a Williamsburg library on Tuesday morning.
Mandatory vaccinations? How about keeping illegal immigrants out of the United States. They are bringing in many diseases including measles. The Fake News media just will not report on it.