06/20/18

Separation was the law before President Trump

By: Elad Hakim | American Thinker

Rush Limbaugh said it best.  He opined that the reason why Democrats are mad is not that kids are being separated from their parents.  Rather, they are mad because a law (mandating separation) that has existed since Presidents Bush and Obama is now being enforced by President Trump.  Limbaugh also wisely opined that it was not the United Stated that was separating children from their parents.  Rather, it was the parents who illegally sent their kids alone to the United States, or who entered the country illegally, who led to the separation.  In other words, separation was an effect of illegal conduct and not a cause.

Democrats and some Republicans will find it difficult to argue with the fact that the laws of separation existed well before President Trump took office.  Some of the time frames (i.e., for holding children) might have been a little different, but otherwise, the laws were the same.  (See 116 Stat. 2205.)  This “crisis” did not start after President Trump implemented the “zero tolerance” policy.  To the contrary, it started when families and children tried to enter the country illegally and were not stopped from doing so.

While it is troubling seeing children separated from their families, Congress can fix this.  However, any potential “fix” should not alter or negate President Trump’s tough immigration policies.  These policies are necessary for many reasons.  While Democrats will likely criticize President Trump for his tough stance on immigration, this should come as no surprise.

Democrats want open borders.  They want people coming into the country (legally or illegally).  As a matter of fact, in 2015, for example, fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats thought taxpaying illegal aliens should have the right to vote.  Democrats were also upset when President Trump announced that the 2020 U.S. Census would include a question about citizenship status.

Hours after the Trump administration announced that the 2020 U.S. census would include a question about citizenship status, Democrats vowed to fight it in Congress and the courts, saying the query will scare away respondents who fear immigration enforcement and that it will yield more political power to the GOP.

The recent immigration and border crisis is troubling.  Nobody likes to see children separated from their families.

Let’s not deceive ourselves, however.  The separation issue is not new.  It existed before President Trump took office and is the result of porous borders and laws that were not enforced.  Democrats have pounced on this issue and have politicized it by blaming President Trump.  This should come as no surprise and is a common tactic of theirs.  Once this issue is resolved, the Democrats will simply find another issue to attack and politicize with the hope that something sticks.

If it is as politicized as this one, it too, will likely fail!

Mr. Hakim is a writer and a practicing attorney in Florida.  His articles have been published in the Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, Florida Jewish Journal, American Thinker, and other online publications.   

https://thoughtfullyconservative.wordpress.com

https://eladhakim.contently.com/?public_only=true

Twitter: @Elad3599

06/20/18

DSA Thug That Harassed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Works For The Department Of Justice

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Looks like the Department of Justice needs to do some housekeeping… they seem to have an infestation of DSAers. I wrote on DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen earlier today and how Democratic Socialists of America thugs basically chased her out of a Mexican restaurant in D.C., shouting, “Shame!” at her and labeling her a fascist pig over the separation of children from their illegal immigrant parents at the border. But it gets even worse… one of those thugs was Allison Hrabar, who just happens to work for the DOJ.

Joe Simonson at The Daily Caller is reporting on this. Members of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Nielsen’s meal with a demonstration full of chants and other outbursts. Hrabar is a paralegal specialist at the DOJ and was right in the thick of it. The unconventional demonstration inside downtown D.C.’s MXDC Cocina Mexicana featured about 10 minutes of chants that included “Kirstjen Nielsen, you’re a villain, locking up immigrant children,” after a tip from a fellow restaurant diner.

“A member got a text saying ‘Kirstjen Nielsen is eating nachos like ten feet from me,’” Allison Hrabar, a spokesperson for the Metro D.C. DSA told The Daily Beast. In less than 45 minutes, activists from the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America brought together a dozen people to protest Nielsen, blasting out social media invites and emails to DSA and International Workers of the World members. Those are straight up communists.

“How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting and imprisoning tens of thousands of people who come here seeking asylum in the United States?” a DSA member called to Nielsen in a video the group released of the confrontation. “We call on you to end family separation and abolish ICE.”

From The Daily Beast:

Nielsen continued to eat, surrounded by Secret Service. DSA members said she doesn’t deserve a peaceful dinner while presiding over family separations.

“While these children are not free, this administration can’t be allowed to enjoy a nice night out,” said Jesse Rabinowitz, a DSA member who attended the demonstration. “To me, the most powerful part was when we were able to use a speaker to play the audio of children being separated from their parents. What scared me the most was the lack of empathy or feeling that the secretary had. She just seemed cold.”

After video went viral Tuesday night, commenters blasted the demonstrators for disrupting dinner. But unfinished nachos are a small price to pay, DSA members said.

“Oppressed people have never been given their rights by asking politely,” Hrabar said. “Kirstjen Nielsen is not going to be convinced by us politely saying ‘could you maybe not separate children from their families? Could you maybe stop detaining and deporting migrants who have done nothing wrong?’”

“As someone who’s Jewish, I’ve been raised with this notion that this could happen again.” Rabinowitz said. “Never again means never again for anybody.”

He said a few dinner-goers disapproved of the demonstration. But other patrons got in on the chanting.

“If you ever wondered what you’d do in a civil rights movement, you’re doing it right now,” Hrabar said. “A lot of people started engaging. Some people started clapping with our chants. A couple people joined in, left their tables and stood up with us. On the way out, we got a lot of high fives from patrons and restaurant staff. I think the response in the restaurant was actually really heartening.”

Someone who works for the Trump administration tipped The Daily Caller off to Hrabar’s presence there. I’m glad they did. The DOJ is not doing sufficient background checks and vetting their own people. If they did, they would not employ communists like Hrabar.

Hrabar defended her harassment of Nielsen, saying it was done on her own time and that it was her First Amendment right. Yeah, not so much. She signed a bunch of documents when she went to work at the DOJ that said she would not get involved in politics. Perhaps she forgot to read the fine print. That means she’s also a lousy paralegal. “If you see these people in public, you should remind them that they shouldn’t have peace,” she told The Washington Examiner. “We aren’t the only ones who can do this. Anyone who sees Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner, anyone who sees anyone who works at DHS and ICE at dinner can confront them like this, and that’s what we hope this will inspire people to do.”

Not only does she defend what she did, she’s lying. If you look at her Twitter account, @allisongeroi, she’s posting tweets during the workday openly celebrating her behavior Tuesday night. That should get her fired immediately. “Keeping families together in jail is not an acceptable solution,” Hrabar tweeted Wednesday afternoon at 1:56 PM. After the protest Tuesday night, she tweeted, “No one who has ever made their living terrorizing immigrants deserves peace. If you see one in a restaurant, at a movie, or in your neighborhood, remind them of that.” Spoken like a true revolutionary communist.

Hrabar said she would be willing to attend another restaurant protest, but that she hopes DSA’s example will inspire others. She said there are signs that’s happening. “A lot of people have been reaching out, either asking how we recognized her, or sending us places that they heard other people like to go. Downtown D.C. is crawling with bureaucrats,” Hrabar said. “I’m sure this will continue to happen in Metro Center, if I happen to be nearby. But these people don’t just live in D.C. When you confront [people with financial] capital — and a lot of people who live in D.C. work for powerful people — it can be kind of scary, but we think it’s important to put ourselves on the line,” Hrabar said.

This is just the latest incident in a series of anti-ICE demonstrations by leftist organizations in recent weeks. Per The Daily Beast, “Since Sunday, Portland, Oregon activists including members of the Portland DSA, the Direct Action Alliance, and the National Lawyers Guild have been set up camp outside a local ICE prison. The coalition blockaded the roads leading to the facility, preventing anyone from driving in or out. On Tuesday, after a standoff with protesters, every ICE employee except for one security guard left the building, Raw Story reported. The guard, told demonstrators that the facility was closing and that “it’s unknown when it will open.”” Okay, that was very skewed – they are not prisons and I have doubts about that report being legit, but you get the leftist drift here.

Hrabar said the D.C. DSA has been staging demonstrations outside the homes of prominent ICE and Trump administration officials for the past three months. And they are getting ready to step up their harassment regardless of what President Trump does. “Two weeks from now, we’ll be visiting another high-up Trump administration official at his home and telling him we’re not going to stand for this kind of policy or any detention and deportation of immigrants,” she said. It’s the communist way.

Comrade Hrabar has worked at the DOJ since July of 2016. Prior to that, she was a student at the selective Swarthmore College where tuition runs over $50,000 annually. She previously attended a charter school in Arizona. In 2017, the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America Election Working Group finalized a 29 member convention delegate list. The list included Hrabar. Admins of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, public Facebook group, as of March 12, 2017 included Allison Hrabar. So, she’s been with DSA for some time. The DOJ should have known that.

06/20/18

1994: Clinton’s Refugee Crisis, #ConvenientOutrage Today

By: Denise Simon

There was a military junta in Haiti and President Clinton dispatched 2,000 Marines and 4 amphibious groups to the Caribbean island to restore order. Clinton had just announced new rules on asylum seekers where the applications HAD to be made at U.S. consular stations in Haiti. In the two weeks prior to this, the Coast Guard had picked up 13,000 refugees at sea.

At the time, International treaties signed by the United States provided for refugees to make applications with no guarantee of acceptance. The Supreme Court had also ruled that those that did make it to U.S. soil and claimed asylum have no legal claim in the United States until their plea is considered and approved. Those that needed proven protection would be given the opportunity to obtain it in safe-haven camps. Clinton declared this to be not an exclusive U.S. problem, but rather a hemispheric problem.

It is also worth mentioning that at the same time, there were 4,900 refugees camped at Guantanamo and they would later be sent to Panama, Dominica and Antigua. Understand, these refugees were not seeking asylum out of fear, but rather due to economic reasons. Those 3 countries agreed to take the refugees for up to 6 months until there was a regime change due to the overthrow of Jean Bertrand Aristide.

Today, the left is conveniently forgetting these facts. Turns out that in 1994, President Clinton sent 20,000 U.S. soldiers to Haiti to “restore” the democratic government of then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Three years later, U.S. taxpayers were $2.8 billion poorer and Aristide was still  scripting the future of Haiti. Aristide, the likeliest winner of Haiti’s next presidential election in 2000, had created an economic, political and security organization designed to perpetuate his grip on power in Haiti — regardless of whether he actually holds elected office.

Oh, meanwhile there was also a Cuban problem. The LA Times reported at the time:

In an announcement that stunned Cubans and their relatives in this country, President Clinton said Friday that refugees from Fidel Castro’s communist nation will no longer receive preferential treatment from the United States or special help in resettling in this country.

“Today I have ordered that illegal refugees from Cuba will not be allowed to enter the United States,” he declared.

He ordered the Coast Guard–backed by the Navy–to interdict refugees at sea and take them to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Refugees who make it across the Florida Straits will be detained while their cases are reviewed for eligibility to remain in this country.

Clinton made it clear that the plan is a sweeping new policy, rather than a temporary arrangement, that permanently reverses nearly 30 years of precedent.

Determined to avoid a repeat of the 1980 Mariel boat lift, which saw 125,000 Cubans enter the country in a seaborne exodus, Clinton said that Castro is again trying to export his nation’s political and economic crises to the United States.

Add in this fact that was also reported by the LA Times:

The Clinton Administration, trying to stem the flow of Cuban rafters, pressed a dozen Caribbean and Latin American governments Tuesday to provide internment camps that officials hope will prove less attractive to refugees than the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Administration officials said that the Cubans would be transferred from Guantanamo Bay, on Cuba’s southeast coast, to alternate sites just as soon as arrangements can be completed.

Although the refugees at Guantanamo are held behind barbed wire, to many, the base seems less forbidding than a foreign internment camp.

“They believe that Guantanamo is part of the U.S.A.,” said Victor Fraga, 35, a Cuban now living in Miami who reached the United States during the 1980 Mariel boat lift. “When they get to Guantanamo, they are in the U.S. They have food. They have jeans. They have freedom.”

Meanwhile, the United States has passed Germany in becoming the largest recipient of new asylum applications worldwide, according to the United Nations.

The U.N. Refugee Agency released a report on Tuesday showing the number of individual asylum applicants fell by 73 percent in Germany between 2016 and 2017, from 722,400 to 198,300, Politico reported.

Meanwhile, the U.S. saw a nearly 27 percent increase in new applications within a year, reaching 331,700 in 2017. This was the first time since 2012 when the U.S. was the largest recipient of new asylum applications.

Well, perhaps it is a hemispheric issue… question is… what other nations in our hemisphere are part of the solution? Anyone come up with a full and comprehensive cost to the U.S. taxpayer in all this?

06/20/18

Frank Gaffney, Philip Haney, Ex-Muslim Women – Podcasts: “Will We Allow Michigan to Transform America?”


June 20, 2018

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06/20/18

Obama Smells Blood in Trump Reversal on Immigration

By: Cliff Kincaid

In regard to the illegal Invasion by criminal traffickers and child abusers from the narco-state of Mexico, Senator Tom Cotton had noted that the liberals were promoting a “solution” to “family separation” that should be called the Child Trafficking Encouragement Act. He said the liberals want criminals to know that if they show up at the border with a minor and claim to be its parent, they get released into the U.S. He added, “The children will be abducted & sold to drug cartels & slave-traders as a free ticket into U.S.”

Cotton, a supporter of President Trump on immigration, was absolutely right. So why did President Trump change his position about illegal border crossings?

The answer lies in a message sent by top Republican Rep. Steve Scalise to his supporters. It is headlined “Obama’s Third Term” and declares, “Obama is back, and he’s trying to take over. He set up permanent shop in Washington, DC. He’s behind a Congressional redistricting scheme to erase Conservatives from the map. He’s having secret meetings with potential Trump challengers.”

This is called “Permanent Revolution,” and it’s the main title of our forthcoming book about Barack Hussein Obama. Permanent revolution is a Marxist concept and revolutionary strategy that applies to “the modern era.” The only way to bring down a modern capitalist state like America is by orchestrating conflict and the disintegration of society. That’s accomplished through invasion and/or subversion.

Rep. Scalise went on to say, “It’s an American tradition that when a President steps down, he stops clinging to power. But Obama isn’t doing that. His election interference is completely unprecedented – and each new scheme is worse than the last. Obama wants to be the man behind the curtains, hand-selecting the next Liberal President and pulling their strings.”

The latest “scheme” was the well-orchestrated defeat of Trump’s hardline stance on illegal border crossings. Obama smells blood. His forces on the left and in the media are mobilized and ready to take Congress this November. Then impeachment is on the table.

Of course, Obama never had any intention of going away. Scalise made the common conservative mistake of thinking that Obama was just a liberal who respected American institutions. His Marxist “fundamental transformation” of America is not over. That’s why we have already published Comrade Obama Unmasked and Red Star Rising.

Analyst and author Trevor Loudon calls the political nature of these changes the “Rainbow conspiracy” and cites the Brown is the New White book by Obama confidant Steve Phillips. They take the concept of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and create a new American majority fusing communists, progressive whites, gays, transgenders, minorities, Islamists and illegal immigrants. Hence, borders must remain open.

In addition to the various political components of the Rainbow Coalition, there are now literally millions of people who have embraced the New Age ideas of mysticism, atheism, and humanism. They follow Oprah and attend “metaphysical” churches and play with Ouija boards. Many smoke dope and go to “New Age” festivals and join cults.

Clearly, many are products of the Marxist Madrassas, also known as colleges and universities. But many in fact are using mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens. If you doubt any of this, read the left-wing outlet called AlterNet and think about the significance of its constant promotion of drugs such as LSD. So-called “medical marijuana” is old hat to them. These are a few of the actual headlines from articles on the popular left-wing site:

  • Using Psychedelics Shouldn’t Be a Crime
  • Want to Cut Crime? Hand Out Psychedelics
  • Now That Weed Is Legal, California Politicians Have a New Drug in Mind for Decriminalization
  • LSD Has Wondrous Uses We Haven’t Even Begun to Tap
  • Can Microdosing Psychedelic Drugs Help Boost Mood And Creativity?

This isn’t just on the fringe. A recent edition of Oprah’s magazine recommended marijuana as the “new Merlot” and advised mothers as to how they can use and distribute the drug without getting caught. But the high potency marijuana being grown in California and Colorado and shipped across the United States can not only cause mental illness but birth defects, low birth weights for babies, more emergency room visits, violence, and an increasing number of school problems. Cases of “scromiting,” or screaming while vomiting, have been linked to marijuana use.

Conservatives can win if they remain resolute and stand firm. In Colombia, the slogan was, “Vote so that Colombia does not become another Venezuela.” New President Ivan Duque rejects the “peace deal” his predecessor made with the communist narco-traffickers known as the FARC. Brazil is waking up as well after suffering through two Marxist presidents and a mammoth corruption scandal. Meanwhile, conservative political leaders in a dying Europe are trying to save their Christian heritage from radical Islam and George Soros.

In America that means holding the line on illegal immigration and pushing back against the madness of the drug legalization movement that Obama and his billionaire backer George Soros have been promoting. Trump’s flip-flop on illegal border crossings is not a good sign.

If we maintain our will to resist, we might just be able to reverse Obama’s “permanent revolution,” making it not so permanent after all.  But at this point in time, based on President Trump’s flip-flop on illegal border crossings, it looks like Obama’s third term may begin before Trump is finished with his first.  Trump’s political base is shaken to its core and the Obama revolution is back on track. In fact, some fear that Trump may follow Obama friend Justin Trudeau’s lead in Canada and embrace some form of marijuana legalization here in the U.S. That’s reportedly what his son-in-law Jared Kushner is pushing.

Legalization would create even more stoners to vote to carry on the Obama revolution. They would then demand more tax dollars for prevention, treatment and recovery services for those wasted by or addicted to the drug. The liberals would, of course, be more than happy to oblige with another government program.

This is how Obama makes cannon fodder for the revolution, in the form of new “progressive” voters, and expands the power of the state. Heroin injection centers with free needles are the template for Obama’s Brave New World. Many will suffer and die. But the revolution will continue.

06/20/18

Antifa Professor At NYU Is The One Doxxing ICE Employees

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Kyle Perisic over at The Daily Caller is all over this story today. He has the scoop on Antifa, the violent communist group that claims to be anti-fascist while being exactly that, and how they are doxxing ICE employees. They tweeted out a list of over 1,500 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents’ identities to their 3,600 followers on Twitter Tuesday morning. The actual culprit is Sam Lavigne, a far-left artist and game designer, who is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He should be immediately fired and reported to authorities over this.

The Twitter account “nebraska antifa” was the first to broadcast the personal information of ICE officers compiled from information found on LinkedIn. This is very dangerous for ICE agents and their families. Actor Peter Fonda earlier today on Twitter called for their homes to be surrounded by millions of protesters to scare the heck out of them and their families. Now this. “Some enterprising hero archived the ICE employees listed on linkedin,” the tweet reads. Lavigne says he “scraped LinkedIn for people that work for ICE.” That’s just evil.

Evidently the original post of ICE personal information has been deleted, but there is an archived post floating around out there that is accessible. Lavigne says he created the database in response to ICE’s “inhumane” efforts on the border. “I’ve downloaded and made available the profiles of (almost) everyone on LinkedIn who works for ICE, 1,595 people in total. While I don’t have a precise idea of what should be done with this data set, I leave it here with the hope that researchers, journalists, and activists will find it useful,” Lavigne wrote on Medium. Man, I hope the feds pay this guy a very personal visit.

The doxxing post spread from Medium to r/ChapoTrapHouse on Reddit, a subgroup for a podcast made up of far-left activists who encourage doxxing those who they deem Nazis and alt-right. Some of those who frequent that group consider ICE and National Security Agency employees to be fascist Nazis. That’s their justification for all of this. Doxxing is the action of making public a person’s personal information, such as where they live, where they work, their phone numbers and emails, etc. “Doxxing ICE agents is good and moral,” one user wrote on the Reddit post. No, it’s not.

According to The Daily Caller, “Lavigne also tweeted a screenshot of the personal Twitter account of ICE’s chief technology officer the day after Father’s Day, which included a picture of the official with his son.” It is no wonder that DHS and the FBI classify the group as a domestic terrorist organization. You can also find Antifa all across Europe, so they are far more than just a domestic threat. There are entire towns in Germany they totally control just like a gang would and just as violently.

As this whole border hysteria has been whipped up by the left over separating illegal immigrant children from their alleged parents, Antifa has stepped up their threats and hateful rhetoric as well. ICE has received tremendous backlash over this insanity. Now, their lives and the lives of their loved ones are being actively threatened on multiple fronts. It’s disgraceful and barbaric. If something happens to one of those agents or a member of their family, there will be hell to pay and that is what Antifa wants… an all-out war in the streets. That’s Antifa’s favorite playground.

06/20/18

Democratic Socialists of America Chases DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out of a Restaurant Shouting, “Shame!”

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Democratic Socialists of America is getting very bold these days. In Washington, D.C., as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was having dinner at a Mexican restaurant, DSA chased and harassed Nielsen, yelling, “Shame!” They literally chased her from the building.

According to a Facebook Live video posted to DSA’s Facebook page, protesters surrounded Nielsen’s corner table at MXDC Cocina Mexicana, which is located just a few blocks from the White House. The protesting socialists chanted about Nielsen and the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy for illegal immigrants. They called her a “fascist pig” and said they couldn’t believe she had the “f**king gall” to eat at a Mexican restaurant while the administration is separating illegal immigrant families who seek to enter the country outside of certified ports of entry. DSA also demanded the complete abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency at DHS.

“We will not stand by and let Sec. Nielsen dine in peace, while she is directing her employees to tear little girls away from their mothers and crying boys away from their fathers at our border,” a member of the group’s steering committee told CNN.

The D.C. police were called and eventually showed up. This is the caption under the video:

We’re in downtown DC disrupting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at MXDC. The irony isn’t lost on us that this is a Mexican restaurant. Nielsen has led the program to tear apart familes [sic]. We are here to tell her to put an end to separating families, to step down as head of the department, and that ICE and CBP must be abolished #abolishICE #abolishCBP

The New York Post had this to say:

Demonstrators occupied DXDC Cocina Mexicana at around 8 p.m. as Nielsen was attempting to have a meal with an unidentified man, according to a video posted on Facebook.

Staff members try to contain the situation as members of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists flood the restaurant, the video shows.

“In a Mexican restaurant of all places,” one protester yells. “The fu–ing gall.”

At another point, a second member of the group plays recent audio of children crying at a detention center in Texas.

“How does it make you feel?” a protester yells.

In another video taken from outside the restaurant at around 8:20 p.m., Nielsen can be seen leaving the eatery and entering an SUV.

A spokesman for Homeland Security later said that Nielsen met some concerned citizens while having dinner.

“The Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border,” Tyler Q. Houlton tweeted.

Nielsen held a press conference yesterday trying to clarify the situation. A short while ago, I was told that President Trump says he is canceling the congressional picnic scheduled for tomorrow evening because “it just didn’t feel right to me.” Also just breaking, President Trump is signing an Executive Order to stop the separation of families at the border. Kirstjen Neilsen is drafting the EO. I’m not sure I agree with that. It gives special consideration to illegal aliens who are breaking the law.

What’s even worse were those on social media who thought it was funny and started calling for more violence against Nielsen. Actor Peter Fonda tweeted this, “Kristjen Nielsen is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby. The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.” A feminist named Jessica Valenti said on Twitter, “DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted at a DC restaurant by DSA protesters and it’s VERY satisfying to watch. She should never be able to show her face in public again.”

Fonda, who is the younger brother of Jane Fonda, said 12 year-old Barron Trump should be “put in a cage with pedophiles.” He also called White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen “g***es,” which he noted is “much worse than c***.” He said Sanders should have her children ripped from her and given “to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping.” Miller is Jewish, you idiot and he’s not a pedophile. Per the Daily Wire, “He called for the stripping and whipping of Nielsen, too. Additionally, Fonda suggested ICE agents be doxxed and anti-Trumpers find out where their children go to school and harass them.”

“WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT A**HOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. F***,” Fonda wrote. Classy. I understand that Melania Trump has called the Secret Service on Fonda’s threat to Barron. Good for her.

Regardless, DSA and other Marxist groups are getting more and more arrogant and dangerous out there. They are being supported and rallied by Hollywood celebrities, the left and the media. Kirstjen Nielsen just found that out the hard way.

06/20/18

Kamala, Nancy, Chuck Hiding Behind the Flores Dissent Decree?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

(CNSNews.com) – Happy to have found an issue that may hurt President Donald Trump politically, Democrats insist there is no need for legislation to fix the badly broken immigration system that allows tens of thousands of people, adults and children alike, to pour into this country illegally, without vetting.

“There’s no need for legislation, there’s no need for anything else,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday. “You can do it, Mr. President. You started it, you can stop it, plain and simple. So, again, if the president’s ashamed at what’s happening at the border, he can change it.”

Schumer said Trump can “undo this shameful policy immediately…with a flick of the pen.”

“Mr. President, I’ll lend you my pen, any pen,” Schumer said. “You can fix it yourself, so we’re here today to say, Mr. President, you should and you must fix this problem. But if you don’t want to change this cruel policy, at least admit it is your decision.”

A reporter asked Schumer, “Why not just enact a law that stops them from ever from doing this again?”

“Well there are so many obstacles to legislation, and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer said. “(House Speaker Paul) Ryan, the president signing it, attaching it to things that are unacceptable. Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it. It’s an excuse.”

Another reporter asked Schumer if the time might come when “Democrats would be willing to work with the Republicans” on a “narrow” immigration bill:

“Let’s hope we never get to that,” Schumer responded. “Let’s hope the president does the right thing and solves the problem, which he can do. That’s the simple, easiest and most likely way this will happen. How many times has immigration legislation passed in this Congress? How many times? Zero. More here.

*** Now for the Flores Dissent Decree and that pesky 9th Circuit Court.

TWS: During an interview on Friday, Trump stated that a law passed by Democrats was the reason illegal immigrants were being separated from the children they brought across the border.

“The Democrats forced that law upon our nation. I hate it. I hate to see separation of parents and children,” the president told reporters.

This came after Trump told Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in May, “I know what you’re going through right now with families is very tough, but those are the bad laws that the Democrats gave us. We have to break up families.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley also weighed in on the predicament, citing a need to repeal “the Flores 1997 court decision” in order to stop the separation of families at the border.

What’s the truth?

In April, the Trump administration issued a “zero tolerance” policy at the border, a policy responsible for separating some 2,000 children from the adults they crossed over with. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in May that “if you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law.”

But current law does not mandate family separation at the border — there is simply no federal statute that requires such activity, which is made obvious by the lack of enforcement of this policy prior to April. The Trump administration’s policy was not dictated to it by Congress, past or present, by Republicans or by Democrats. However, current law does not prevent these adults from being separated from the children they brought, either.

Much of the argument comes down to the 1997 Flores settlement to a class-action lawsuit from the 1980s surrounding the “detention and release” of minors taken into custody by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The settlement demands the release of children to their parents, relatives, etc. without unnecessary delay. If this placement is unavailable — e.g., if the child’s parent is a threat to them or is placed in criminal proceedings, or the supposed parent is only posing as one — the government must put the child in the “least restrictive” accommodations that are appropriate for their needs.

Before the “zero tolerance” policy, illegal immigrants who had crossed the border with children were not often prosecuted but placed in family detention centers (or released) with the order to attend a future court date or await deportation. Now that the adults are being prosecuted and held for their criminal proceedings, the children are subsequently separated and detained in appropriate accommodations outlined by the Flores settlement.

As noted by a fact-check from the New York Times, the Obama administration, during a sharp increase in family migration from South America, utilized family detention centers, which attracted lawsuits claiming “that doing so had breached the Flores settlement by not releasing children swiftly.”

Rich Lowry argues in National Review that if the Flores settlement were reversed there would be no direct need to separate families. “Congress can change the rules so the Flores consent decree will no longer apply,” he notes, “and it can appropriate more money for family shelters at the border.” Current law does not demand that parents be separated from their children but makes prosecuting these adults nigh impossible without separation.

As long as the “zero tolerance” policy set forth from the Trump administration is in operation under current law, adults will be separated from the children they bring while crossing the border, either illegally or to seek asylum. It is incorrect to place the blame on a law passed by Democrats, as it is the “zero tolerance” policy from the current administration that began, through prosecution, separating children and adults who illegally crossed the border together.