Thousands of aspiring illegal aliens have marched their way up through Central America and Mexico and are closing in on the U.S./Mexican border. Some of these individuals have reportedly split off from the caravan and have managed to enter the United States without inspection.
They have been encouraged to participate in this massive caravan by our own political “leaders” from both parties. Think about how frequently politicians from both particles have stated that since we cannot deport the millions of illegal aliens who are present in the United States, all we can do is to find a way to “get them out of the shadows” and provide them with lawful status. The Democrats insist on providing millions of illegal aliens with U.S. citizenship while the supposedly “tough” Republicans state that they will “only” provide them with lawful status and permission to work.
So now the debate is over whether or not to provide illegal aliens with citizenship! That is one hell of an example of “bait and switch” foisted on America by the Democrats and the Republicans who are colluding with each other.
Meanwhile a growing list of “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” promise to harbor and shield them from detection by ICE and even permit them to get driver’s licenses while illegal alien students are being offered incentives such as in-state tuition.
Furthermore, as President Trump has stated, not all of them are citizens of Central American countries.
Caravans of trucks and other vehicles have been brought in to facilitate the movement of thousands of people heading towards the United States, yet precious little information appears available to determine who is actually behind any of this. But clearly this is a carefully organized and orchestrated effort and the list of potential co-conspirators has to include the drug cartels and, as I have noted in recent articles, Iran and its client terrorist organization, Hezbollah that now works hand-in-glove with those cartels.
That worrying possibility was my focus in my articles, “The Threats Posed By The Impending Invasion” and “Trump Connects The Dots On Dangers Of Illegal Immigration.” The Iranian-sponsored terrorist organization Hezbollah is operating throughout Latin America in close cooperation with drug cartels to smuggle huge quantities of narcotics and aliens into the United States, both as a means of generating funds and as a means of enabling their “sleeper agents” to gain access to the United States.
As I wrote in a recent article, the President of Guatemala has stated that his government has recently arrested and deported members of ISIS back to their home countries in the Middle East. He has also stated that he has information that cash-strapped Venezuela has helped to bankroll this invasion-in-the-making. My concern is that Iran and other adversaries of the United States may have a hand in all of this, and that the caravan may actually be a Trojan Horse, a possibility that has been all but ignored by the mainstream media.
What has also been ignored is that if this caravan of “migrants,” actually aspiring illegal aliens, succeeds in entering the United States by the ploy of filing spurious claims for asylum, this will come to be looked upon as the day that such caravans become the “new normal” and the day America forfeited its sovereignty and its security.
Most of the aliens who make applications for asylum disappear after they are paroled into the United States, ostensibly to pursue their asylum applications.
Advocates for a borderless United States and immigration anarchy have come to describe the tactic of massive numbers of aliens showing up at ports of entry along the U.S./Mexican border and claiming “credible fear” to seek asylum as abiding by our immigration laws.
Let’s be crystal clear. Immigration fraud is not only illegal, but it is the proven tactic of choice of international terrorists, criminals and fugitives who seek to enter the United States for nefarious purposes. That was the predication for my article, “Immigration Fraud- Lies That Kill.”
Aliens who seek to enter the United States are required to apply for and receive visas prior to applying for admission as a U.S. port of entry. The only exception to this rule are aliens who are citizens of countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. That program incidentally should have been terminated the morning after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Back then 26 countries participated in that wrong-headed program; today 38 countries are participants. I addressed this issue in my article, “It’s Time To End The Visa Waiver Program.” The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is one of many examples of corruption of our government that has yielded its authority and responsibilities, even where national security is concerned, to those who bribe our politicians through “campaign contributions.”
Neither political party has “clean hands.”
Today even as the “lame duck” session of Congress begins, efforts by the outgoing Republicans to supposedly “fix” our immigration system are not willing to hire additional ICE agents. Laws and regulations mean nothing unless an adequate number of law enforcement agents can conduct investigation and enforce the laws.
As I wrote in my article, “Sanctuary Country – Immigration failures by design,” while the Democrats have been transparent in their ultimate goals of eradicating America’s borders and terminating the enforcement of our immigration laws that even include the deportation of murderers and drug traffickers, the Republicans have done precious little to support meaningful immigration law enforcement.
This is how my article began:
The idea of writing about how America has become a “Sanctuary Country” came to me less than two months before demonstrators and, incredibly, leaders of the Democratic Party began demanding that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be completely disbanded and terminate the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.
My consternation led me to think back to a Congressional hearing at which I participated in 2005 and at which Rep. John Hostettler, then Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, expressed frustration over how the very structure of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the inclusion of a divided immigration law enforcement program had come to be created, hobbling border security and immigration law enforcement. Rep. Hostettler warned that immigration enforcement must not take a “back seat to customs or agriculture” and that it should be shielded from political pressures. He observed that the structure of DHS itself violated the Homeland Security Act which was enacted in 2002 roughly one year after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. This was the enabling legislation that created the DHS, which was supposed to address the myriad of vulnerabilities that the 9/11 terrorists had exploited, enabling them to enter the United States and carry out their deadly attacks.
Let’s not forget that the “C” in ICE stands for “Customs,” an area of law that has nothing to do with immigration. In fact, before the creation of the DHS the U.S. Customs Service operated under the auspices of the Treasury Department while the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) was an element of the Justice Department.
As we consider the extreme politicization of immigration law enforcement, consider these opening remarks by Chairman Hostettler from that hearing well over a decade ago:
“The 9/11 terrorists all came to the U.S. with-out weapons or contraband—Added customs enforcement would not have stopped 9/11 from happening. What might have foiled al Qaeda’s plan was additional immigration focus, vetting, and enforcement. And so what is needed is recognition that, one, immigration is a very important national security issue that cannot take a back seat to customs or agriculture. Two, immigration is a very complex issue, and immigration enforcement agencies need experts in immigration enforcement. And three, the leadership of our immigration agencies should be shielded from political pressures to act in a way which could compromise the Nation’s security.”
Even in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11 the administration of George W. Bush made certain to stymie immigration law enforcement and border security. This was incomprehensible, especially considering that it had became immediately apparent that multiple failures of the immigration system enabled the terrorists to enter the United States, embed themselves and then carry out the most horrific terror attack, actually a mass murder where the death count continues to climb as more people, primarily first responders, succumb to illness directly attributable to the toxins they ingested when the World Trade Center Complex collapsed into a tangled mess of rubble containing the pulverized remains of innocent victims. Some of those first responders who, even with their bare hands, searched frantically for survivors and human remains, continued to sift through the “pile” as the towering wreckage at “Ground Zero” came to be known.
Today there are approximately six thousand ICE agents to enforce not only the immigration laws but a laundry list of other laws throughout the United States. By being given the responsibility to enforce those other laws, ICE agents are kept from enforcing the immigration laws.
Even beyond the issues of national security and public safety, flooding the United States with huge numbers of foreign workers provides unfair competition for American and lawful immigrant workers, stretches our limited resources and infrastructure to the breaking point and overwhelms our schools and hospitals.
For unscrupulous politicians, however, the immigration system has become a “delivery system” which meets the demands of the campaign contributors that delivers an unlimited supply of cheap exploitable labor, foreign tourists, foreign students and, for the immigration lawyers, an unlimited supply of clients.
Finally, let’s remember that many politicians are lawyers and they are eager to see ever more “clients” entering the United States.
The US Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s security agencies.
It was the first time the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control had designated a member of Lebanon’s Parliament under a sanctions list that targets those accused by Washington of providing support to terrorist organizations. Washington has designated Hezbollah as a terrorist group.
South African fans in Cairo celebrating their team’s win over Egypt at the African Cup of Nations. Photo: Reuters / Sumaya Hisham.
Three days after South Africa stunned the world of international soccer by knocking hosts Egypt out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the sound of elation remains clearly detectable in the voice of the team’s Jewish midfielder, Dean Furman.
“It was a fantastic victory, just fantastic,” Furman told The Algemeiner during a break in training on Tuesday, as South Africa prepared for its crucial quarterfinal game against Nigeria, another of the continent’s toughest sides, tomorrow.
Pieter van Oordt, left, with his brother, Roger, at the Israel
For the second time in recent history, a Dutch Christian organization dedicated to supporting Israel has gone head-to-head with the government. With their family tradition of belief in Israel that preceded the state of Israel by almost one hundred years, it seems unlikely that the van Oordts are about to back down, no matter what the odds.
Last month, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy made a request from the management of the Israel Products Center (IPC) to ensure they were in compliance with regulations adopted in 2015 by the European Commission requiring products made by Jewish owned companies in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, and sections of Jerusalem to be labeled in a manner indicating their origins.
Studies have shown that dairy cows contribute large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, caused by the organisms living in their microbiomes.
Genetically modifying cows may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and feed world populations, a new study led by Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev suggests.
“Our findings are both a major breakthrough for basic science and will have a positive impact on two major challenges facing the international community for the foreseeable future: climate change and food security,” Mizrahi said.
The decision by IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi to promote Brig. Gen. Ofer Winter reflects his future political aspirations.
Incoming Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi walks out at the end of a handover ceremony where he replaces Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 15, 2019.
Israel has its own version of Napoleon’s famous saying, “Every soldier carries a marshal’s baton in his pack.” In these parts, every general carries a prime minister’s baton — or at least that of a defense minister — in his pack
As Islamist Watch has pointed out many times before, Islam is enormously diverse – containing many competing schools of theology, schools of jurisprudence, sects, ethnicities, cultures and mysticisms. Islamism is also not a single force; it comprises dozens of (both) competing and collaborating radical ideologies.
One of the most intriguing divisions, then, within both American Islam and Islamism of late has been growing dissent over the question of liberalism.
Right after Trump’s inauguration, I ran an article about how incredibly fake the news coverage was about his inauguration. (Those reading my site know I’m not a big Trump fan, but credit where credit is due and calling fake where calling fake is due.) The media was nothing short of spectacularly fake in the news it contrived that week on CNN, the New York Times and the other major fake media, and they mostly got away with it.
It wasn’t condescension or contempt. Recent remarks by former Mossad head Shabtai Shavit reek of racism. That is the proper way to frame them, calling them anything else is letting him off easy. In its classic, formal sense, racism is when a certain social sector perceives itself as superior because of clear racial criteria. Shavit represents an updated version of racism that doesn’t require ethnicity or religion as proof of a defect – you can call it “essential racism.”
Little Napoleon Barak is going to save Israeli Democracy? What a bunch of claptrap Orwellian doublespeak.
Well let’s check out history. How well did the original Napoleon save France’s democratic revolution against the monarchy?
Hmm, if I recall he crowned himself emperor!
For years, the pundits have been telling us that Israeli democracy is in danger because of the Arab birthrate, or because of the Jewish nation-state law, or because of the debates over the powers of Israel’s High Court.
I wonder if they will recognize the danger posed by the 10 left-wing American Jewish organizations that have formed a new umbrella organization, the essential purpose of which is to undermine Israeli democracy.