HIDALGO — With a border fence symbolically at their backs, more than 20 members of the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network on Friday held a news conference here just hours before Vice President Mike Pence landed in McAllen.
MISSION — The Texas Civil Rights Project, a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy work, held their annual reception Thursday night where they presented a report dubbed “Land of The Free, No Home to the Brave: A Report on the…
WASHINGTON — Legal experts dispute a claim from some senior Trump administration officials that President Donald Trump lacks the legal authority to extend his own deadline for ending an immigration program that protects nearly 700,000 people from deportation.
This is the interview I did with National Public Radio regarding illegal alien criminals last week. Notice how the opening statement is written, "As Donald Trump regularly spotlights violent crimes committed by immigrants who are in the country illegally, outrage is increasingly bubbling up in communities across the country." It is interesting how they do NOT refer to Trump as "President".
Jorge Ramos continues to sound anti-America when repeated some provocative comments on Tucker Carlson’s show on March 8 that he had made in late February. He again stated “This is not a white country, this is not their country, it is ours”. Does he mean to divide and undermine American society using his Spanish language media platform?
Ramos’ comments should wake up all red-blooded American citizens because his comment was racist and anti-American. It is the very same message that Univision, Telemundo and other Spanish language media outlets promote directly and indirectly, actively and passively.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, President Trump announced his first steps to address the illegal immigration problems in the U.S. The plan calls for the Department of Homeland Security to hire thousands of new officers and for fast-tracking deportations. It would also give federal authorities more power to aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the country and along U.S. borders.
Specifically, the plan calls for 10,000 additional ICE officers and agents and 5,000 new hires at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. This is to help federal agencies that have been overwhelmed by the tsunami of illegal and legal immigration over the past few years. The surge has created delays in processing legal and illegal immigrants, as well as creating a significant national security for the United States.
Leftists and the liberal media, especially the Spanish language media, have used emotional arguments to support sanctuary cities and to “protect innocent illegal aliens”. However, reason, logic and the law provide the reasons why sanctuary cities are illegal and should be opposed.
First, illegal immigration is not race or ethnic issue. It is a national security issues. Anyone who cries “racism” is doing so out of desperation and a lack of facts. It is emotional argument, not logical defense, because a sovereign nation has the right the determine who enters its borders.
Next, sanctuary cities facilitate and encourage illegal immigration. They are magnets that encourages and justifies illegal behavior, and they are unfair to legal immigrants who followed the rules and showed respect for the law.
I recently had a conversation with a friend in Charleston, WV about the Immigration Reform debate. As we parted, he mentioned to me that while it was very interesting, he felt “he (West Virginia residents) didn’t have dog in that fight”. Unfortunately, there are many in West Virginia, and many other non-border states, that hold this same view. They feel illegal immigration and the Immigration Reform debate has little to do with their state.
However, the fact is that illegal immigration, immigration reform, and particularly Amnesty, will have a big impact on West Virginia and other states.
There is a hot debate in Congress between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, about what to do with 11 million (or more) illegal aliens that already reside in the US. The popular sentiment is that some type of gradual citizenship should be granted to these persons because deportation would be impossible. While some in the elected officials don’t call it “amnesty”, any type of deferred deportation is a form amnesty.