Trumps masterful campaign style: Want to know why Trump is winning the word wars ? Here are a couple of reasons:

What to know why Trump is "kicking it?"  Because he says stuff like this:  
Speaking in Nashville at a National Federation of Republican Assemblies over the weekend, Trump said :
 “Illegal immigrants, in many cases–not in all cases, but in many cases–are treated better than our veterans, who are the greatest people we have.” 
He is right,  of course,  and he is building quite a following with our Vets. I say,  before we do any more for the "poor,"  we get things right for the American Vet  -  and I mean before we spend another nickle on the poor.   
That is one reason why he is winning the word wars.  Here is a second:
in that same speech,  he asked this question:  “What about our children?… Why can’t our children that are in the country… Why can’t they be the dreamers?”

Sarah and Trump - why? A word about Sarah Palin and her support of Donald Trump . . . . . . I think I understand the Queen of our movement. See what you think.

<<< The picture has next to nothing to do with the article.  To be honest,  I just like looking at Palin's beauty and continue to be astonished at her conservative leadership, all at the same time.   No one this good looking should be a leader of one of the most significant political movements in American history  . . .   but she is.  Case closed.  

Editor's notes:  I really do not like Donald Trump.  I see him as a classless political opportunist who cannot manage marriage or business without repeated divorce and well designed bankruptcies.  

But,  I am thinking that I am more disgusted with the GOP,  Karl Rove,  and Establishment Republicans.  Understand that the GOP has given us nothing but lies,  since it was put back into power by the Right Wing of the party.  And,  since its inauguration in January of 2011, following the conservative victories in the 2010 midterms,   GOP Leadership has worked to delete that same conservative influence,  as it yearns for complicity with a Rogue Regime that has no need for, or,  respect of   . . . . . . . . . .   GOP "leadership."  

Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class  —  THE Donald Trump phenomenon is a great gift to pundits because it can be analyzed and criticized in so many different ways.  But two shorthands seem particularly useful.  First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency.

I have the highest respect for Sarah Palin and her insistence that the tea-party remain a "movement."  Understand that when a movement morphs into a stad institution,  devoid of dynamics, willing to rest on its past,  it becomes an enemy of the people who created that movement.  In the parlor of the Movement,  "status quo" is anathema.   Palin knows this and has been consistent in this regard.  The teaparty is a "movement," in the mind of Sarah Palin.  

Perhaps this is why she is so supportive of Trump.  If he is true to his rhetoric,  and faithful to the changes in his political philosophy,  he is what many conservatives have been looking for.   You have to laugh at how he man-handles the media.  You have to admit to his ability to challenge his opposition.  Just understand this,  Trump is running as a third party candidate,  not as a representative of the Establishment GOP and that Establishment has suddenly come alive to that fact.   Too late, folks.  If Trump "takes the pledge,"  and wins the nomination, he will remain "third party" and,  he just might be the door to the changes pioneers like Sarah Palin, Charles Grassley and Jeff Sessions have been looking for.  Certainly,  the GOP is about to get what it deserves.  You cannot keep pissing on people and not expect bad things to [eventually] happen.  

I am telling you this:  Trump may not be what conservative had hoped for,  but he sure is saying the Right things,  and some of us are  so desperate that we just might put him in the White House and hope he remains faithful to his promises.  


We are at war: Some folks in the media are working overtime to make an innocent martyr out of a gun packing, filth rapping thug, shot and killed in Ferguson, last Wednesday.

Editor's notes:  Understand that two things happened this past weekend,  that should have been unrelated,  but are not.  One is the murder of a 9 yr girl by a black gangbanger,  and the second is the apprehension and killing of a black gang member with a gun.  

In an excellent article found at Puma By Design,  Black Lives Matter Hypocrites Oblivious to Epidemic of Black Violence, Genocide ,  the conservative blogger includes the following quote from the St. Louis Dispatch, captured before the Dispatch's redaction of same.  Again,   when you click on that link,  you discover that the Dispatch has redacted the article (why not simply delete it? ).  

St. Louis Dispatch  (as you read,  know that these words have been redacted from the Dispatch because of pressure from Black Lives Matters  --  click on "St Louis Dispatch" and you will see the redaction).  
They also believe the shooter stood close to the front of the house and took aim through the bedroom window. There were five visible bullet holes on the exterior of the house: three in the screens of two windows with shattered glass behind them, and two more in the house’s aluminum siding….
‘When I turned her over I could see the blood coming out of her nose, but I didn’t know where she was shot at. I kept saying ‘I think she’s been shot, call 911,’ Henderson said.
Grieving the loss of a friend, one of Jamyla’s fourth grade classmates asked,“Why did she have to die.”
Where is the outrage?
Where is the Black Lives Matter movement?
Back to Editor's notes:  More than this redaction,  understand that following the death of 9 year old black girl,  as she was doing homework in the confines of her home,  Black Lives Matters went to the streets protest the shooting of one of their own black thugs.  In the demonstrations,  he is depicted as an innocent black youth,  unarmed   . . . . . . .   "another victim" of a repressive white community and its enforcer,  the pooooolice.  
I watched the following video this morning,  at the link given above.  Since that time  . . . . . .  an hour ago   . . . . . . .   the video has been taken down,  the Black Lives Matters cabal finding it and destroying its link.  The copy you see,  here,  actually works.  Hopefully,  I am small enough,  as a blog,  that my link will remain for a time.  Here it is  . . . .   a full version of the dead thug's latest rap.  Note that this innocent,  unarmed thug has a Glock in his hand with a barrel magazine holding 50 or more, 9mm rounds.  So much for "innocent" as he threatens just about anyone who gets in his sights:    
(listen and tell me if you think punk is an "innocent." 
Understand that if you go to the Puma site,  this same video has been canceled by enemies of that site and its righteous message.  At the time of the posting,  No telling how long it will remain on my blog or the Joshua Pundit site from which I captured this video.  
If you don't understand that the "enemy" is often in control of the World Wide Web,  you simply are not paying attention.  

McKinley no more: Obama approves name change to Mt McKinley. The locals have called the mountain, "Denali," for years. Now, it is official. (see our update)

Updated for this thought:  Take several of our past presidents,  and Obama has it in his mind,  to be remembered as the greatest.  Theodore Roosevelt,  the man who gave us our national parks system is remembered in this McKinley posting.  Woodrow Wilson,  our first Progressive (but not Marxist Progressive) president,  gave us the progressive income tax, and, he is remembered everytime we pay one of several taxes on the middle class Obama has created including ObamaCare.  FDR, a Progressive (but not a Marxist Progressive) gave us "presidential rule by fiat" with his 3500 executive orders and memos, and is remembered everytime Obama uses his executive powers to circumvent Congress and make a mockery out of "the will of the people."  Lincoln and Reagan come to mind on those occasions when Obama compares himself to the two greatest Republican icons in American history as he "finishes what Lincoln only began"  and is the demonstrable antithesis to Reagan's smaller "government themes."   Corrupt in his sense of morality,  pathological in his personal defense of just about any program he has created,  and feckless in his administration for the security of this nation,  the man has become a monster to our national interests and a death blow to his own political party, and,  he has a freaking year left to work his evil  (emphasis on "freak . . ").    

From the Alaska Dispatch:  It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley.
With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a“secretarial order” to officially change the name, the White House and Interior Department announced Sunday. The announcement comes roughly 24 hours before Obama touches down in Anchorage for a whirlwind tour of Alaska.

Talk of the name change has swirled in Alaska this year since the National Park Service officially registered no objection in a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C.  
The tallest mountain in North America has long been known to Alaskans as Denali, its Koyukon Athabascan name, but its official name was not changed with the creation of Denali National Park and Preserve in 1980, 6 million acres carved out for federal protection under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The state changed the name of the park’s tallest mountain to Denali at that time, but the federal government did not.

We are losing to ISIS: NBC News discusses the trouble war against ISIS, admitting that Obama's war is not working as well as he cliams.

Facts you should know as you watch/listen to this Meet the Press clip:  First, we fly just under 13 airstikes per day  (4,500 total divided by 365 days  --  compared to 800 sorties per day during the Iraq invasion) and only 25% of these sortie's actually are effective.  Secondly,  the "handful" of trained Syrian forces is 60,  and,  as the video states,  a number of them have been kidnapped.  Third,  we have failed to train Iraqi forces,  and,  have allowed Iran to circumvent our role in that regard.  A final point is this:  that long war the reporter talks about,  need not be the case.  Most generals believe that we could defeat ISIS in a matter of months,  in Iraq,  if we had the will to do so.  

You should also know that the Pentagon is not targeting ISIS training camps  (60 in all) that produce 1000 soldiers a month.  

We are at war: Media is doing what little it can to cover for the emerging black rebellion that some are trying to create.

On the video, the dark-skinned man is shown approaching Goforth from behind and shooting him several times in the back. The shooter continued to fire even after the officer had fallen to the ground. 
Hickman said Goforth was apparently singled out only because he was wearing the uniform of a law enforcement officer. The sheriff made it clear he felt the shooting was tied to a national backlash over several recent killings of unarmed black people by police officers.  (finish the USA Today article,  here).  

Editor's notes:  Don't you love it.  The man is the video is a black man,  but USA Today wants no part of that description,  so they call hims a "dark skinned man."    After reading the full article,  we learn that the police clearly believe this was a black (who they now have in custody,  and guess what,  he is a black man) who hates cops and white people.  

I am not the only who believes that Obama started this war on police. (5 min video)

"The police acted stupidly"  was Obama's conclusion,  back in 2009,  words spoken well before he had been briefed on the facts.  Never apologized for his error and, now,  seven years later,  his words have morphed into a movement that features hating cops,  calling for their deaths and outright executions   . . . . .   with only silence coming from our White House.  

Iowa: Dr.Carson draws even with Trump while Cruz, Walker, and Rubio are a distant 3rd.

Source: Bloomberg

Want to bet this has something to do with "Black Lives Matters?"

Cop killer is caught.  He is a 30 year black man,  who saw the Texas office getting gas,  got out of his truck,  walked up to the backside of the cop  (like cowards often do) and shot the officer several times,  once in the head.  

What is bizarre in all this,  is the nonsense that no one knows the motive for the killing.  

How about Black Lives Matters and its emphasis on hate,  race war and revenge?  And if this was not the motivational cause,  shouldn't we,  at least,  be asking the question?  

Understand,  if the victim was black and the cop did the shooting,  many in the press would already know the motive   . . . . .   "cops are out exterminate black youth."  But when an angry black man kills a cop,  at random,  no understands.  What a load.  

At any rate,  I know part of the motivation.  There may be other factors,  but this is an angry black man, convinced that the white world is structured against him.  Blame the Al Sharpton types for this killing and men like B Obama and Eric "Where the hell did he go" Holder.  Obama has had 7 years to address this problem,  yet,  never once making a concerted effort.  So many opportunities to actually do some good   . . . . .    all for nothing.      

Watch Sarah Palin's interview of Trump (video - 10 min).

Three fundraisers for the Bush campaign have quit as of the past three days of last week.

Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned.

Have you noticed that the Federal Courts are going after Obama? This is third Federal Court demand against Obama since March of 2015.

Editor's notes:  In March,  a federal court shutdown Obama's executive ordered amnesty program;  last week,  the Court the EPA to cease its take-over of the waterways of 13 states;  and, now,  just yesterday,  we have the following.  Keep in mind that Obama "wins" just 47% of all Supreme Court challenges,  the worst record in presidential history.
From the Washington Times:  A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose.
It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code.
“This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information,” the judge wrote in denying the IRS’s request to close out the case.
The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more transparent when responding to open-records records. The State Department is facing a barrage of orders from federal judges demanding more cooperation in releasing former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails.

The Democrat Party is doing to its own members, what it has been doing to the United States of Amerian for decades. Me? I think it's humorous.

(Headlines and their formatting belong to Memeorandum.)  

Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Sanders: DNC using debates to rig primary  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) believes the Democratic Party is using its limited primary debate schedule to rig the nomination process.  —  “I do,” Sanders reportedly responded when asked Friday whether he agrees with former Maryland …
Discussion: Washington Post and Guardian
 Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
O'Malley challenges DNC over ‘rigged’ debate schedule  —  Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley thinks the Democratic Party's decision to limit the number of primary debates is tantamount to rigging the nomination process.  —  “Four debates and only four debates — we are told, not asked …
 Washington Post:
Democratic challengers launch attacks against Clinton, party leadership  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to cement her standing as the rightful leader of the Democratic Party here Friday, but two of her challengers launched a fierce counterattack against her and a party establishment …
Discussion: Power Line and Prairie Weather

Well, he was't honest with the American people, so what does this tweet mean, really?

Keeping the headline question in mind,  a second question is this:  what does this tweet mean when it comes to  Israel?  That is a serious question.  Understanding Obama's obvious angst concerning Israel,  the answer may be found in what Obama's has done to Israel since occupying our White House to the exclusion of what he has said.  We all know that what he says has no necessary relationship with "truth."  In fact,  he has no conscience when it comes to telling a political lie   . . . .    none whatsoever.  

Obama's plan to destroy the several states' sovereignty over their waterways has hit a huge snag:

A federal court  shut down Obama's amnesty order,  last March.  Now,  another court has dealt Obama a second major defeat    ~   editor. 

A federal judge in North Dakota acted late on Thursday to block the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect. . . . . .  The decision is a major roadblock for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, who were planning on Friday to begin enforcing the Waters of the United States rule, expanding federal jurisdiction over small waterways, like streams and wetlands.
Editor's Note: And when they say "small waterways,"  they mean to include private property ponds and mud puddles   . . . . .    serously.  
But the Obama administration says it will largely enforce the regulation as planned, arguing that the Thursday decision only applies to the 13 states that requested the injunction.
Editor's Note:  Obama has decided to thumb his nose at the courts.  His decision to apply his rules to the remaining states,  will only force a second lawsuit,  which he will lose.  The fact of the matter is this:  we do not need the Central Planning's protections of the waterways.  We already have the individual states over-seeing water safety.  
“Once the rule takes effect, the states will lose their sovereignty over intrastate waters that will then be subject to the scope of the Clean Water Act,”  Justice Erickson wrote in his order.
“While the exact amount of land that would be subject to the increase is hotly disputed, the agencies admit to an increase in control over those traditional state-regulated waters of between 2.84 to 4.65 percent. Immediately upon the rule taking effect, the rule will irreparably diminish the states’ power over their waters,” he continued, calling the Obama administration's interpretation of its jurisdiction "exceptionally expansive."
 . . . . .   The judge decided that the regulation is not likely to stand up to full court consideration.
In a statement shortly after the ruling, the EPA was defiant and said that the injunction only applies in the 13 states that filed for it: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Source:  The Hill, here.

Denver Corruptocrats' Chick-fil-A Smokescreen - A Townhall headline

<<<  Understand that the modern day Progressive does not believe in the First Amendment (free speech) and finds Christian expression (Fil-A does not open on Sundays) something that needs to be excluded and/or prosecuted.  

From Townhall:     You should know that while Denver's city council leftists falsely accuse Chick-fil-A of discriminatory practices   --   and are holding up an approval for that company to open a store at the Denver Airport  --  they've been embroiled in litigation over bid-rigging allegations involving a separate $53 million airport concessions contract. Last fall, a retail group filed suit against the city council rubber-stampers and Denver International Airport officials for allegedly conspiring to help the winning bidder snag a seven-year deal to run the airport's duty-free shops.
The plaintiffs in the case, DIA Retail, uncovered what they call "systemic" misconduct and manipulation of the award process, including multiple violations of rules prohibiting contact between the winning bidder, Hudson Group, and government officials after submitting their request for proposal.
Then there's the city's own audit of the airport's "disadvantaged concessionaire program" released in May, which showed that Denver officials are much better at preaching to others about "diversity" than practicing it themselves. 
After finding that half of DIA's food and beverage revenue was concentrated in the hands of three operators, the auditor exposed "questionable" financial wealth claims by some concession owners certified by the city as "economically disadvantaged."
Gaming the airport contract system is as popular a Colorado pastime as skiing and rock-climbing.
In April, a jury indicted city employee Larry Lee Stevenson, a supervisor in Denver's Excise and Licensing Department, for allegedly accepting a cash bribe to help a local business get a deal to run parking operations at the airport. 
DIA's nearly $40 million "minority-owned" mechanical construction contract, which the city awarded to black female businesswoman Denise Burgess, is a massive front for non-minority subcontractors, according to a Denver Post investigation last 

Source:  Townhall, here

Why I dislike Cruz: There simply was no reason for Cruz to stonewall Megyn Kelly's question, but he did. I don't like "plastic bansnas" and slick politicians. They fool very few.

(CNN reports and we confirm the report):   Over the course of about three minutes on-air, Cruz went from avoiding the question to taking on Kelly directly.
"Do American citizen children, of two illegal immigrants, who are born here -- the children -- do they get deported under a President Cruz?" Kelly asked.
Cruz replied: "Megyn, I get that's the question you want to ask, it's also the question every mainstream liberal journalist wants to ask. They focus exclusively on the 12 million people."
Kelly cut in and asked, "Is it an unfair question?" to which Cruz said, "It is a distraction from how we actually solve the problem."
Cruz said Sunday, on CBS' "Face the Nation," that "birthright citizenship as a policy matter doesn't make sense" and, earlier in his exchange with Kelly on Tuesday, said that lawmakers should examine whether the Constitution must be altered. But he would not go as far as Donald Trump, who has flatly said he would end the practice.

Trump a church goer? You have a better chance believing that I am a billionaire reality tycoon.

I like his tough talk but I do not like being scammed.  He was a Democrat until a few months ago and the news gets worse with the passing of time  ~  editor.

Eugene Scott / CNN:
Church says Donald Trump is not an ‘active member’  —  Trump on Charleston forgiveness: ‘an incredible moment’  —  Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he attends a church in Manhattan, but the church released a statement saying the real estate developer is not an “active member.”

Hillary calls Republicans "terrorists." That's called "politics." Here is the bigger problem with Hillary's speech(s):

In this clip of her larger speech,  Hillary gives justification for calling GOP leadership, "terrorists."  She over-generalizes in order to get to your main point  (1:03 into this clip), but that is not my primary critique.  Rather,   my point is this:  the woman cannot deliver a speech.  It is not "in her heart and soul."  These are just words,  and the fact that she cannot move away from her notes,  is my evidence.  

Maybe it is just me,  but her speech,  especially at 1.03 and beyond,  is just as much a pretense as it is preposterous.  Her problem?  More than the idiocy of calling her opponents "terrorists,"  there simply is no passion in her speech,  no passion whatsoever.  She hopes the words will drive the listener,  not her commitment to whatever she is saying.  As it turns out,  the speech,  itself,  is more the problem than the wording.    

Before Trump starts with his insults against Fiorina, you should read this article. Fiorina did a great job at H.P despite her problems with the board.

A former board member of Hewlett-Packard who voted to fire Carly Fiorina as CEO is now endorsing the businesswoman's 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
"Carly did what she was brought in to do: turn the company around and make it successful again. Not only did she save the company from the dire straits it was in, she laid the foundation for HP's future growth," Tom Perkins wrote for a full-page New York Times ad.
"Critics often claim Carly was fired at HP because she was unsuccessful. As a member of the board, I can tell you this is not true. In truth, it was the Board I was a part of that was ineffective and dysfunctional," Perkins wrote. He added that his vote to fire her "was a mistake."
The comments, in an advertisement placed in the newspaper's business section Thursday by a pro-Fiorina super-PAC, were framed as a response to an Aug. 18 Times column criticizing Fiorina's business record as "not so sterling."
That article, by Andrew Ross Sorkin, noted that HP's stock "dropped by half in 2005" and questioned the success of its merger with Compaq. It also suggested Fiorina "presided over such a sharp decline in one of America’s great companies."
"The merger, while controversial, was unanimously approved by every member of the HP Board and won approval from shareholders. Thanks to Carly's leadership there was a path forward for this storied by troubled company," wrote Perkins, a founder of the California venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, in his ad.
Fiorina has repeatedly defended her rocky tenure as CEO of HP during her 2016 campaign.
She is currently tied for seventh in the 17-person GOP field with Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a national Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.  (text from The Hill).

This story tells us that the Dems no longer trust the Clinton's to run their campaign's financing without supervision from the adult community.

From the Hill. com:   Hillary Clinton’s campaign has struck a deal with the Democratic National Committee to jointly raise money that can be used for the general election. 
The agreement sets up the Clinton campaign to coordinate with the national party and solicit checks together. A DNC official told The Hill that the party unveiled the agreement at its Summer Meeting in Minneapolis and invited all 50 state parties to join. 
“In the face of unlimited soft money donations from billionaires funding the Republicans, Democrats will need a strong effort to counter and we are glad for the opportunity to work with the DNC on this,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told The Washington Post in a statement.

How much trouble is Hillary really in? Here is your answer:

If Biden makes the announcement that he is in the race,  it can only mean one thing:  Democrat leadership knows Hillary is done.  Already,  some Dems are suggesting that she cannot win the national election,  what with a "distrust factor of 61%."  

The Intel world knows that "I didn't know" or "it was not received as marked, 'classified' " are not mitigating considerations.  The FBI does not care about her political commentary.  

She knows,  as Secretary of State,  she knows full well the rules for sending and receiving classified information.  Understand that she was told by the FBI what the "classified standards" were.  She knew and, yet,  being proactive in dealing with investigations and FOIA requests more important to her,  than following the rules.  

Soon enough,  we will know if she has run out runway   . . . . .    and Biden's announcement,  should it happen,  will be the stake to the heart of this matter.  

You might read this article, confirming the fact that Hillary is "in trouble" with the FBI  AND her own party.  The Dems thought they had this election in the bag   . . . . . . .    and Hillary has taken that bag out with the trash.  

Dems Furious at Hillary’s Email Handling

Quinnipiac: Hillary trustworthy? 61% "no," 34% "yes." I am starting to believe in those left leaning polls.

Trumps Official Immigration Plan and, surprise, there is precious little about mass deportations. We can argue about "anchor babies" but, the plan may be the best of any I have see.


The three core principles of Donald J. Trump's immigration plan
When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties.
Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform:
1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.
Make Mexico Pay For The Wall
For many years, Mexico’s leaders have been taking advantage of the United States by using illegal immigration to export the crime and poverty in their own country (as well as in other Latin American countries). They have even published pamphletson how to illegally immigrate to the United States. The costs for the United States have been extraordinary: U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in healthcare costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc. Indeed, the annual cost of free tax credits alone paid to illegal immigrants quadrupled to $4.2 billion in 2011. The effects on jobseekers have also been disastrous, and black Americans have been particularly harmed.
The impact in terms of crime has been tragic. In recent weeks, the headlines have been covered with cases of criminals who crossed our border illegally only to go on to commit horrific crimes against Americans. Most recently, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, with a long arrest record, is charged with breaking into a 64 year-old women’s home, crushing her skull and eye sockets with a hammer, raping her, and murdering her. The Police Chief in Santa Maria says the “blood trail” leads straight to Washington.
In 2011, the Government Accountability Office found that there were a shocking 3 million arrests attached to the incarcerated alien population, including tens of thousands of violent beatings, rapes and murders.
Meanwhile, Mexico continues to make billions on not only our bad trade deals but also relies heavily on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from illegal immigrants in the United States back to Mexico ($22 billion in 2013 alone).
In short, the Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners. They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up.
The cost of building a permanent border wall pales mightily in comparison to what American taxpayers spend every single year on dealing with the fallout of illegal immigration on their communities, schools and unemployment offices.
Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options].  We will not be taken advantage of anymore.
Defend The Laws And Constitution Of The United States
America will only be great as long as America remains a nation of laws that lives according to the Constitution. No one is above the law. The following steps will return to the American people the safety of their laws, which politicians have stolen from them:
Triple the number of ICE officers. As the President of the ICE Officers’ Council explained in Congressional testimony: “Only approximately 5,000 officers and agents within ICE perform the lion’s share of ICE’s immigration mission…Compare that to the Los Angeles Police Department at approximately 10,000 officers. Approximately 5,000 officers in ICE cover 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam, and are attempting to enforce immigration law against 11 million illegal aliens already in the interior of the United States. Since 9-11, the U.S. Border Patrol has tripled in size, while ICE’s immigration enforcement arm, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), has remained at relatively the same size.” This will be funded by accepting the recommendation of the Inspector General for Tax Administration and eliminating tax credit payments to illegal immigrants.
Nationwide e-verify. This simple measure will protect jobs for unemployed Americans.
Mandatory return of all criminal aliens. The Obama Administration has released 76,000 aliens from its custody with criminal convictions since 2013 alone. All criminal aliens must be returned to their home countries, a process which can be aided by canceling any visas to foreign countries which will not accept their own criminals, and making it a separate and additional crime to commit an offense while here illegally.
Detention—not catch-and-release. Illegal aliens apprehended crossing the border must be detained until they are sent home, no more catch-and-release.
Defund sanctuary cities. Cut-off federal grants to any city which refuses to cooperate with federal law enforcement.
Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa. Millions of people come to the United States on temporary visas but refuse to leave, without consequence. This is a threat to national security. Individuals who refuse to leave at the time their visa expires should be subject to criminal penalties; this will also help give local jurisdictions the power to hold visa overstays until federal authorities arrive. Completion of a visa tracking system – required by law but blocked by lobbyists – will be necessary as well.
Cooperate with local gang task forces. ICE officers should accompany local police departments conducting raids of violent street gangs like MS-13 and the 18th street gang, which have terrorized the country. All illegal aliens in gangs should be apprehended and deported. Again, quoting Chris Crane: “ICE Officers and Agents are forced to apply the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Directive, not to children in schools, but to adult inmates in jails. If an illegal-alien inmate simply claims eligibility, ICE is forced to release the alien back into the community. This includes serious criminals who have committed felonies, who have assaulted officers, and who prey on children…ICE officers should be required to place detainers on every illegal alien they encounter in jails and prisons, since these aliens not only violated immigration laws, but then went on to engage in activities that led to their arrest by police; ICE officers should be required to issue Notices to Appear to all illegal aliens with criminal convictions, DUI convictions, or a gang affiliation; ICE should be working with any state or local drug or gang task force that asks for such assistance.”
End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said “no sane country” would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.
Put American Workers First
Decades of disastrous trade deals and immigration policies have destroyed our middle class. Today, nearly 40% of black teenagers are unemployed. Nearly 30% of Hispanic teenagers are unemployed. For black Americans without high school diplomas, the bottom has fallen out: more than 70% were employed in 1960, compared to less than 40% in 2000. Across the economy, the percentage of adults in the labor force has collapsed to a level not experienced in generations. As CBS news wrote in a piece entitled “America’s incredible shrinking middle class”: “If the middle-class is the economic backbone of America, then the country is developing osteoporosis.”
The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle class wage. Nearly half of all immigrants and their US-born children currently live in or near poverty, including more than 60 percent of Hispanic immigrants. Every year, we voluntarily admit another 2 million new immigrants, guest workers, refugees, and dependents, growing our existing all-time historic record population of 42 million immigrants. We need to control the admission of new low-earning workers in order to: help wages grow, get teenagers back to work, aid minorities’ rise into the middle class, help schools and communities falling behind, and to ensure our immigrant members of the national family become part of the American dream.
Additionally, we need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm. From the 9/11 hijackers, to the Boston Bombers, and many others, our immigration system is being used to attack us. The President of the immigration caseworkers union declared in a statement on ISIS: “We've become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”
Here are some additional specific policy proposals for long-term reform:
Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.
Requirement to hire American workers first. Too many visas, like the H-1B, have no such requirement. In the year 2015, with 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need to companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not USCIS.
End welfare abuse. Applicants for entry to the United States should be required to certify that they can pay for their own housing, healthcare and other needs before coming to the U.S.
Jobs program for inner city youth. The J-1 visa jobs program for foreign youth will be terminated and replaced with a resume bank for inner city youth provided to all corporate subscribers to the J-1 visa program.
Refugee program for American children. Increase standards for the admission of refugees and asylum-seekers to crack down on abuses. Use the monies saved on expensive refugee programs to help place American children without parents in safer homes and communities, and to improve community safety in high crime neighborhoods in the United States.
Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers. This will help reverse women's plummeting workplace participation rate, grow wages, and allow record immigration levels to subside to more moderate historical averages.