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Announced: More tent cities on the Texas border

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Yesterday I wrote about the mayor of Yuma, Arizona taking the step of declaring a state of emergency over the city’s inability to handle the growing number of migrants. Now the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that two new detention centers — tent cities — will be built along the Texas border in the next two weeks.

Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, went on a listening tour of south Texas Wednesday to hear concerns from border town officials about the ever-increasing flow of migrants into the state. He told reporters that the facilities will be opened in El Paso and Donna in the Rio Grande Valley. Migrants will be both processed and held in the facilities. The Trump administration expects to temporarily detain up to 1,000 migrants, both families and unaccompanied minors, with 500 in each. Laundry facilities, showers, and outdoor recreational space will be available. The plan is to operate the new centers through the end of the year at an estimated cost of $37.2 million.

In order to meet the deadline of April 30, 2019, only one contractor is being used as a vendor for supplies and equipment.

The federal government’s solicitation for vendors names Deployed Resources of Rome, New York, as the company the government is in negotiations with to supply kitchen equipment, showers, laundries, bathrooms and office space. The solicitation says the government only plans to negotiate with one company “because the facilities need to be established by April 30, 2019.” The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the contract.

Last year, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was among the protesters at a detention post in Tornillo that housed unaccompanied minors. That facility began shutting down in January 2019, as I noted at the time, with the last of the minors released to other locations. No alternative solution was offered at the time. It’s no surprise that now another detention center must be opened to process and house migrants. The border cities and towns are overwhelmed and resources have been stretched thin. There is simply no end in sight.

All of this comes in the same week that Attorney General William Barr issued an order to immigration judges to deny migrants the opportunity to post bail when jailed for illegally entering the country. While the measure is meant to discourage the heavy influx of people seeking asylum, it’s expected to add to the overcrowding in detention centers.

For weeks, federal, local and nonprofit officials along the border have been struggling to handle a spike in asylum-seekers from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Mr. McAleenan, on his first trip to the border as acting homeland security secretary, said the numbers have become unmanageable.

In March, officials encountered or apprehended more than 103,000 migrants, the most in any single month in more than a decade, he said. “Yesterday, in one 24-hour period, we had over 4,800 people cross our border, a new record for the modern era,” Mr. McAleenan said. “Almost 1,000 of them crossed in just three large groups, 375 people in the largest of those groups.”

Meanwhile, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is fed up with the problems along the border and in particular sex trafficking. He often calls sex trafficking a form of slavery, as he did Wednesday night during an interview on Fox News Channel. Upping the ante, he invoked the name of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and labeled her as a “slaveholder”. He also said she’s “almost treasonous” because of her positions held about the border. Well, now.

“It’s almost treasonous what she’s doing — selling out this country,” Patrick said of Pelosi Wednesday night on the FOX News Channel. “I view her as nothing more than a slaveholder because she’s in charge of not helping these people, these poor young girls.”

Earlier in the interview, Patrick talked about how gangs and cartels are engaged in sex trafficking along the Mexican border, calling it a form of modern day slavery that forces immigrant women into prostitution.

Patrick was responding to a crack Pelosi made during an interview on CNN chastising President Trump for blaming immigrants for America’s problems. Pelosi is in Europe, by the way, and publicly bashing President Trump, which used to be taboo for elected officials to do. Before Democrats whine about the traditions and protocols that Trump allegedly violates, perhaps they should check themselves.

Pelosi’s spokesman responded to Lt. Gov. Patrick. The hypocrisy from Democrats continues.

“This is an example of absurdity bordering on nonsense,” said Pelosi spokesman Jorge Aguilar. “Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick knows and should act better. His comments, which are beneath the dignity of the office he holds, are just another reason why Texans are fleeing the Republican Party in droves … ”

It sounds like there is room for everyone to “act better.”

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Tlaib at fundraiser dinner: Let’s all stop eating to shut down ICE, or something

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This certainly looks … awkward. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) took a moment between courses at a Detroit fundraiser this past weekend to complain about her party leadership and her treatment in Congress as a Palestinian-American. Her main point, however, was her determination to shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a goal which Tlaib claimed Congress won’t do, but insisted that Americans could shut down ICE by staging hunger strikes.

Note well the tableau of this clarion call. Do I see silverware on the tables?

Tlaib, headlining a Detroit fundraiser this past weekend for the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, complained of colleagues who are constantly “policing” what she says and lack willingness to embrace bold stands such as abolishing ICE. She called on her activist audience to join her in a hunger strike at the border.

“It’s going to take movements outside the halls of Congress,” Tlaib told the crowd, according to video captured by America Rising, a conservative group.

“I want you all to shut them down, we can shut them down,” Tlaib said to applause. “Don’t wait for this Congress to act, shut them down.”

“I know what they’re going to say, they’ll go, ‘What do you mean Rashida?’ Well I’ll tell you. There are some people that are using hunger strike, all these other things, going to the border, and I plan to.”

Does that mean that Tlaib herself will stop eating? The Free Beacon asked Tlaib’s office for clarification, but as yet have received no response. Perhaps everyone should keep planning their meals for a while until after we find out what’s on Tlaib’s plate — in more ways than one.

The dinner-club setting for a hunger-strike call would be hilarious as a satire, but the demand is almost equally ludicrous. The reason why Congress won’t shut down ICE is because ICE enforces existing federal law, and on more than just immigration. Democrats spouted this nonsense in the 2018 cycle until they started getting asked what would replace ICE if they succeeded in disbanding it. We’ve already done this before when we rebranded Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to ICE. The issue isn’t the agency — it’s the laws enforced by it.

If Tlaib wants to work on that, she’s in a perfect position to do so as a Congresswoman. She’s just sore because few in Congress share her radical ideas. Wait until she finds out how few people outside of Congress plan to skip a meal on her behalf.

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Cher: My city and state can’t handle an influx of illegals!

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I don’t want to overstate how much I enjoyed this tweet but I kinda feel like it singlehandedly justifies Trump’s entire presidency.

Eighteen months ago she was willing to take illegals into her own home, notes the Wrap. Wha’ happen’?

Don Jr (and many other righties) duly dunked on her for last night’s change of heart but somehow the man in charge missed it, consumed as he was with the important question of what Boeing might rename the 737 MAX. He needs to correct that oversight today. Seventy years of Baby Boomer history have been building to a moment of peak campiness in which President Donald J. Trump trolls Cher over his immigration policies on the world’s worst social-media platform, the most dystopian thing I can think of not involving nukes, the plague, or zombies. Politics in this era is half reality show and half variety show so naturally Cher must have a cameo eventually. He owes us this. Flame her.

Maybe he and Cher could compromise by agreeing that another blue district, like Seattle, should take the illegals instead. Seattle’s mayor sounds okay with that:

In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith.

Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation.

“Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees,” she sniffs, in which case it seems like we have a solution in search of a problem here. Especially since any illegals who don’t want to stay in Seattle, which presumably is most of them, will just hop a bus and end up in Cher’s backyard within a day or two. As the mayor of one Massachusetts city said about Trump’s proposal of dumping illegals on sanctuary cities, “Fine by me. But does he realize that the moment after people get ‘placed’ they’ll start moving to wherever they want to go? Every city has an open border.”

There’s also the minor problem of there being no money appropriated for DHS to actually do this, even if they could surmount the legal problems and liability fears for ICE involved in transporting immigrants across long distances:

“It makes no sense,” said John Sandweg, an acting ICE director in 2013 and 2014 in the Obama administration, adding that it would violate federal law by diverting money “for political purposes.”

“At a time like this, when ICE is just overwhelmed by the number of Central Americans arriving, having to divert further resources to send a political message is outrageous,” he said.

Sandweg said the government “would pay big money” for the White House’s plan to deliver migrants to sanctuary cities. In addition to transportation costs, officials would have to assign immigration agents to escort them to their destinations. Currently, migrants usually buy their own bus or airline tickets.

Unworkable policy but a great episode of The Show. Here’s Sarah Sanders being grilled about this yesterday on “Fox News Sunday.” Exit quotation: “Let’s put some of those people into their communities and into their towns, and see if they are OK then with that same impact.”

Update: Come on. He can do better than this.

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Trump: Damn right we’re thinking of dumping detained illegals into sanctuary cities

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This is like a Democratic president proposing a new tax on red states only to cover the Pentagon’s budget. “You’re the ones who think a strong military is important, right? Fine, then you pay for it.”

Also, a core criticism of sanctuary cities by border hawks is that they’re magnets for illegal immigration. In that case, we should be able to drop illegals off pretty much wherever and trust that they’ll make their way to big blue safe havens eventually on their own.

The best part of these tweets is the fact that WaPo’s story last night is full of quotes from sources not only warning that this can’t be done legally or logistically but assuring the paper that the idea has already been ruled out. Change of plans from the Oval Office: It hasn’t been ruled out.

The courts are likely to rule it out, though:

More from the WaPo piece:

A formal legal review was never completed, according to two DHS officials familiar with the events, but senior ICE attorneys told [acting deputy director Matthew] Albence and others that the plan was inappropriate and lacked a legal basis.

“If we would have done that, we would have had to expend transportation resources, and make a decision that we’re going to use buses, planes, etc., to send these aliens to a place for whatever reason,” a senior DHS official said. “We had to come up with a reason, and we did not have one.”

The sanctuary city proposal ran contrary to ICE policy guidelines, as well as legal counsel. ICE officials balked at the notion of moving migrants to detention facilities in different areas, insisting that Congress only authorizes the agency to deport immigrants, not relocate them internally, according to DHS officials.

What if there’s an accident in the course of one of these unnecessary and illegal trips aimed at exacting political revenge on open-borders Democrats, Albence allegedly wondered? Remember that federal agents can face personal liability when they act outside their legal authority, as border agents were recently reminded when Trump nudged them to ignore the judges on border policies. Presumably Kirstjen Nielsen warned Trump personally at some point that trying to punish Dems by dumping illegals in their home districts, or in sanctuary cities, would end up in another embarrassing courtroom defeat. Trump ended up firing her because he’s willing to shoot the messenger when the messenger only seems to have bad news.

We’ve reached the point of immigration paralysis, though, where the fact that an action is unlawful might actually be attractive to Trump rhetorically. If he can’t get the wall funding he wants and he can’t do family separation without political blowback and he can’t get ICE’s lawyers to agree that dropping illegals off in blue districts is okay, he can at least make lots of noise about wanting to do those things to reassure righties that he’s doing everything he can on this issue and everything he can to punish Democrats for their garbage open-borders approach in the face of crisis. The worse the crush at the border gets, the more urgently he’ll want to signal that he’s willing to consider any option, including illegal ones, to stem the tide. That’ll help solidify his support in advance of Democrats arguing next year that the border has gotten worse since Trump became president, not better. And it’ll remind populists that “he fights.” Even if he can’t get his way on border security, he can at least bellow that he intends to stick it to Democrats by making their home districts destinations for detained illegals before a judge affirms that he can’t. It’s basically kabuki at this point.

Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, is thinking about potential solutions here, particularly the fact that any legislation to tighten asylum laws and fund more detention centers will require Pelosi’s buy-in. Sounds like he’s thinking … big:

“I think it’s way past time for us to have an adult bipartisan discussion about our immigration laws and see what we can agree to,” he told reporters in an afternoon briefing in his office.

Asked if that means he would entertain the broad “comprehensive immigration reform” approach Democrats say is necessary, Mr. McConnell signaled an openness.

“I’m willing to enter into a negotiation to see what we can do to fix the problems,” he said.

Is amnesty on the table? What sort of amnesty? The DREAM Act wasn’t enough to get Trump wall funding (or at least not after he turned down a deal by insisting on cuts to legal immigration as part of it too) but a mega-amnesty for all illegals in return for asylum reform, wall funding, maybe E-Verify, etc, would be, uh, interesting. Just tell me how Trump ends up being persuaded to sign a bill like that. He was baited into the longest shutdown in American history almost singlehandedly by Ann Coulter. Legalizing millions of illegals, even in return for serious enforcement measures, would be treated by hardcore border hawks as the betrayal to end all betrayals. One or two stern Tucker Carlson monologues and Trump would run screaming from it. I don’t know why McConnell would float the possibility even hypothetically.

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How did Motel 6 wind up owing millions for cooperating with ICE?

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Motel 6 (“We’ll leave the light on for you“) will soon have a bit less money to pay the electric bill for all those lights they’re leaving on. They’ve been forced to settle a lawsuit brought against them for sharing guest list information with ICE. And the bill for that settlement is going to cost them twelve million dollars. But since when is it okay to refuse law enforcement when they request information in the course of investigating a possible crime? Well, this is Washington State we’re talking about, and it’s all sanctuary city rules I suppose. (ABC News)

Motel 6 agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit that accused several Washington state locations of sharing personal guest information with U.S. immigration officials.

The budget motel operator illegally shared the personal information of about 80,000 customers for more than two years, resulting in a “targeted” ICE investigation into guests with Latino-sounding names, the Washington state attorney general’s office announced Thursday.

The office said operators at seven Washington locations had voluntarily shared their guest lists with ICE agents between February 2015 and September 2017, without requiring a warrant.

What’s missing here is an explanation of how the sharing of guest information was arranged. The motel chain has a policy in place not to share guest information in the interest of privacy, but that doesn’t generally extend to law enforcement. And the people who were eventually arrested had little to complain about in terms of privacy anyway.

The ABC News article goes to great lengths to point out the trauma experienced by the people ICE picked up. Some people were “separated from their families.” Another man was, “taken into custody at a Seattle location, where he was staying to wrap Christmas presents for his four children.” Mom wound up having to wrap the presents because dad was then deported.

Let’s just cut to the chase here. If those people were detained and then deported, they were in the country illegally. And they were presumably staying in the hotel with other patrons who were legal residents of the United States. Exactly who are we trying to protect by going after Motel 6 in this scenario?

Strangely, the motel chain reiterated its privacy policy in their statement about the settlement. In it, they include the fact that they don’t share guest information with law enforcement, “except in cases where a judicially enforceable warrant or subpoena is present or local law requires release of the information.” So this is a situational rule? If local rules permit it, the municipal police can just walk up and ask for the guest list. But if ICE shows up they’re supposed to already have a warrant without even knowing who is staying there.

Right. That sounds sensible. (/sarc) We should also keep in mind that Motel 6 has outlets all over the country. If there is a patchwork of laws covering these requests, how are they supposed to put out a consistent set of rules as to how to handle these requests? None of this makes any sense, but it’s just life in the 21st century, I suppose.

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Report: Trump wants to bring back family separations at the border

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Even for Trump, this is pretty Trump. Ben Shapiro’s right:

“Nielsen’s demise is the clearest indication yet of the impossibility of reconciling Trump’s ideological and emotional instincts on immigration — which helped make him President — with legal, humanitarian and international realities,” writes Stephen Collinson at CNN. Family separation is the ultimate example because, assuming Trump really does bring it back, it’ll represent a reversal of a reversal. The policy was briefly implemented last year when he wanted to show how far he was willing to go to deter illegals but it sparked a nasty backlash in polling, made even the First Lady uncomfortable, and ultimately led to him ending his own policy via executive order. Almost a year later, that experiment with family separation is still generating bad headlines for him.

I think he goes through a perpetual cycle of wanting to show strength, wavering when he’s confronted with evidence that his show of strength is unpopular, then resenting his advisors for having talked him out of following his instincts. (We’re all but guaranteed to see another shutdown over wall funding eventually since he ended up capitulating on the last one.) He probably looks at the crush of asylum-seekers at the border over the past six months and tells himself it never would have happened if Nielsen and the other alleged squishes around him hadn’t convinced him not to be so “tough” last year. Go figure that family separation is back on the table the day after Nielsen is finally out:

President Donald Trump has for months urged his administration to reinstate large-scale separation of migrant families crossing the border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of meetings at the White House…

According to two of the sources, Nielsen told Trump that federal court orders prohibited the Department of Homeland Security from reinstating the policy, and that he would be reversing his own executive order from June that ended family separations…

Trump has been pushing this policy since January, the sources said, when the numbers of undocumented immigrants crossing the border began to rise.

That type of exchange seems to have been a core feature of their relationship:

The president called Ms. Nielsen at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, such as blocking all migrants from seeking asylum. She repeatedly noted the limitations imposed on her department by federal laws, court settlements and international obligations.

Those responses only infuriated Mr. Trump further.

Trump getting angry at Nielsen for informing him, accurately, that what he wants to do is against the law is very on-brand, and no doubt an experience other current and former Trump advisors can relate to.

Per NBC, the new family separation policy wouldn’t be identical to the one implemented last year. The old one required minor children to be separated from their parents; the new one, favored by Trump and de facto immigration czar Stephen Miller, would give families a “binary choice” to either stay together in detention indefinitely while they wait for their immigration case to be adjudicated or to separate children from parents while the latter remain in detention. Catch-and-release of the entire family is no longer an option. Whether “binary choice” is legal is an open question, though. Since there’s a court ruling on the books interpreting the Flores settlement as limiting detention of minors to 20 days, could immigrant parents even lawfully choose to keep their kids with them in detention beyond that point? If not, Trump will be forced to either back down again or to reinstate the original version of the policy, with mandatory separation of parents and children.

Why would he do that given how unpopular it was last year? He may figure that the public will cut him more slack as the number of asylum-seekers at the border surges. Since Democrats won’t lift a finger to deter immigration, Trump’s going to go back to the strongest deterrent he has in his executive arsenal. Maybe the polling will be better this time. Even if it isn’t, he’s all but given up on trying to win over swing voters with his policies. The shutdown over the wall proved that he thinks the key to victory is the same as it was in 2016, getting his base fired up to go out and outvote the Democrats in key states. The fact that there’s a crunch at the border is bad optics for him on the right, particularly given his failure to do anything meaningful about the wall in his first two years. There are many problems left unsolved that Trump can campaign on again but immigration is a sticky one: Border-crossings were supposed to go down during a Trump presidency, not up. The wall-funding standoff and now a 2.0 version of family separation is him doing everything he can to show MAGA Nation that he’s being “tough.” If the courts step in to block him, either on the border emergency or on family separation, at least he can say to supporters next fall that he left it all out on the field.

Exit question: Is there, er, going to be anyone still working for the Department of Homeland Security next week?

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Oakland Mayor has “no regrets” over tipping off illegal aliens

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It’s been a while since we checked in on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Her fifteen minutes of fame came last winter, though not for the best of reasons. As part of her responsibilities as the city’s chief executive, Schaaf was given a courtesy call from immigration enforcement, informing her that ICE would be conducting some raids and detaining illegal aliens in her city. Rather than coordinating with other law enforcement agencies, Schaaf decided to instead put out a warning to the illegals in her community, letting them know that a raid was coming so they could get off the grid. The subsequent raid wound up failing to locate dozens of criminal illegal aliens.

Having had the better part of a year to reflect on her actions, does Mayor Schaaf still feel that was the right thing to do? In a recent interview, she expressed no regrets at all and still somehow believes she was simply doing the right thing. (Newsweek)

A mayor who warned Northern California residents about an imminent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid said she did not regret her action…

“I have no regrets, none,” Schaff told BuzzFeed in an interview.

“The more time goes by, the more certain I feel that I did the right thing in standing up for our community and pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws.

“That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.”

Schaaf, a Democrat, also criticized the federal immigration agency, suggesting it should be abolished.

Whatever helps you sleep through the night, I suppose. Also worth noting in this sad little saga is the fact that ICE later reported that some of the illegal aliens who slipped through the net thanks to Schaaf’s gang signaling went on to commit more crimes before they were finally apprehended and deported. (How many of them have slipped back into the country and made their way back to her sanctuary city is unknown.)

At this point, the lines have been fairly well drawn in this battle. It’s not as if northern California doesn’t already have enough problems to deal with, but there seems to be no end to the story of illegal aliens who avoid detection – many because of California’s liberal sanctuary policies – and go on to commit murder, including the killing of police officers, and other violent crimes. Gang violence is still a major problem in the Golden State, and the Border Patrol is still finding MS-13 members sneaking in with the migrant caravans and hoping to find safe havens.

The next time Oakland sees that a body is dropped, a woman is raped or some other form of violent crime is attributed to one of these illegal aliens, the family and friends of the victims should keep something in mind. Don’t attempt to lay the blame on the federal government. Don’t blame our immigration policies. Don’t fault your own police for not keeping you safe. Take it up with your mayor. She’s chosen her side in this dispute and it’s not the side of law and order. And keep this story in mind also.

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