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Martha McSally’s GOP primary challenger: What if we let parts of Mexico become U.S. states?

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Via RCP, let me stress up front that this guy, Daniel McCarthy, isn’t some sort of Bill-Weld-style centrist running to the incumbent’s left in the primary. He’s full MAGA. He and the host, Garret Lewis, sneer at Paul Ryan and “Martha” for their repugnant RINO-ism. I’ll support Trump on the border in whatever he wants to do, McCarthy stresses, even standing for days on end on the Senate floor in a filibuster if it’ll help somehow. He’s all for the border wall too. America First.

…but once we get done with the wall, he adds at 41:00 or so of the clip below, maybe we should think about inviting Mexicans to seek annexation by the United States.

Yeah.

“There is a process to become states for the United States,” McCarthy said Tuesday morning on an Arizona radio station. “Clearly 30 million Mexican illegal immigrants want to be United States citizens, probably half the country wants to be United States citizens.”

And so, the aspiring lawmaker from a border state would like the citizens of Mexico to turn their attention to Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution. It stipulates that “new states may be admitted by the Congress into this union.”

“I want to speak above the Mexican government. Okay? When you’re talking to the Mexican citizens, ‘Rise up in your communities and petition to become states for the United States.’ That’s how that process works,” he said, before adding that “by the way, it’s not that challenging.”…

“Listen, you think anybody wants to live like that?” the wannabe senator told the show’s host.

“He’s obviously joking,” you’re thinking. “He’s mocking the left’s attitude on immigration that we can and should absorb entire national populations with no unwelcome economic or cultural consequences.”

My dude, he is not joking.

The idea, I guess, is that annexation is a constitutional process and therefore allowing Mexicans to petition Congress for annexation would be a way to steer them towards *legal* immigration — of a sort. We dislike illegal immigration from Mexico, don’t we? We’re forever telling them to get in line, right?

Well, what if 10 million or so got in line all at once, all on the same immigration “application”?

Maybe the idea is that if we convert parts of Mexico into U.S. states then the locals won’t want to travel north anymore. They’ll already be Americans! They can stay put. But of course, that’s not why Mexicans cross the border. They do it chiefly for economic opportunity; so long as most of that opportunity continues to reside north of the Rio Grande, they’ll want to reside north of the Rio Grande too.

So … what is he thinking? Ask the average MAGA fan why he opposes amnesty for illegals and he’ll tell you that handing citizenship to millions of Mexicans would end up as a massive net electoral benefit to Democrats. Now here comes McCarthy with a bold new twist on that claim: Let’s just hand electoral votes to entire Mexican provinces by converting them into U.S. states. No need to worry about Texas gradually turning blue anymore. We can simply gift-wrap a few dozen EVs for the Dems via annexation and let newly-minted Americans from former Mexico offset Texas’s electoral power that way.

Oh, and as a cherry on top, McCarthy stresses that the border wall should be built before any discussions about “Mexit” take place.

Why the hell would you want to spend money walling off a border that won’t be a border anymore if annexation happens?

I need a drink. I’ll say this for the guy, though: There are all sorts of ideas that were anathema to the right just a few years ago that are now perfectly orthodox, mainly because Trump happens to back them. Look no further than the conundrum facing the country on how to handle Iran and its attack on Saudi Arabia. Five years ago, having the White House hold itself open to Tehran for talks after the regime bombed Saudi oil facilities would be seen by Republicans as one of the cuckiest displays of weakness in American history. Today, under the MAGA-in-chief, it’s seen as cool-headed diplomatic prudence at a dangerous moment. There’s probably some convoluted populist argument for why annexing Mexico is perfectly sensible too. And if there isn’t yet, there will be.

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Either Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother In 2009 Or This Is A MAJOR Coincidence

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There has been much speculation over the identity of Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the second husband of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Media outlets including the Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune have tried to find evidence that Elmi is actually Omar’s brother which would indicate she had married him so he could remain in the US.

In the video below, Glenn Beck takes us through the timeline of Omar’s marital history. In 2002, she entered into a “faith” marriage to Ahmed Hirsi, which ended in a “faith” divorce in 2008. The couple had two children.

In 2009, Omar she entered into both a “faith” marriage and a legal marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. In 2011, they had a “faith” divorce, but remained legally married.

In 2012, Omar and Hirsi reconciled and welcomed their third child. In 2017, Omar legally divorced Elmi, and the following year, she legally married Hirsi.

According to Glenn Beck, Omar, Hirsi, their three children and Elmi all used the same address for much of this period.

Far more significant than the fact that Omar filed joint tax returns with Hirsi during the years she was legally married to Elmi, is the question of Elmi’s identity.

An investigation into Omar’s alleged misuse of campaign funds first drew attention to this issue. She refused to address it and her office issued a statement which said the media was “fanning the flames of hate.”

The political editor of the Star-Tribune, Kevin Diaz, assigned several reporters to look into the situation. Diaz spoke to PolitiFact about their findings:

It turned out that most of the evidence behind (the notion that she had married her brother) was in social media. So we looked at the social media trail. It had been wiped clean, and that piqued our interest even more. But because the posts had been wiped, we had to rely on screen grabs that had been posted by people who we know have an ax to grind. So it was tricky.

To make a long story short, the reporters made no progress. They were blocked at every turn. They did find one item from 2016, when Omar was running for a state House seat. Diaz said:

The conservative website AlphaNewsMN posted a screenshot of an Instagram post — since deleted — that was allegedly uploaded by Elmi on June 12, 2012, shortly after Omar gave birth to her third child. The caption of the photograph identified Elmi as holding the baby girl, calling her “nieces.” To some, this suggested a sibling relationship.

On Monday, The Daily Caller discovered and published an Omar tweet from 2013. They observed the tweet and took a screenshot of it before Team Omar was able to delete it. The screenshot appears below.

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Please look at the tweet below from the “Imam of Peace,” the Twitter name of Shaikh Tawhidi.

Recall that Omar was legally married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi from 2009 until 2017. So this is either a major coincidence or the Congresswoman from Minnesota married her brother.

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Amid Absolute Absurdity, Thursday’s Debate Spotlighted America as a Shining City Upon a Hill

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During Thursday night’s Democratic debate — due to which Dave Rubin lamented he picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue — there was, as expected, mucho goofiness.

Our rich Uncle Bernie called Trump the most dangerous president in history:

And Beto O’Rourke — who seems absolutely hellbent on losing as steeply as is mathematically possible — taped what BlazeTV called a campaign ad for Donald Trump. The anti-privileged millionaire privileged millionaire vowed to take away your hunting rifles because, prior to now, “they’ve” been allowing you to shoot each other:

But there was at least one great thing offered during Thursday night’s showout blowout: Andrew Yang’s truly American story, about an actual immigrant participating in actual immigration — that would be, rather than what many Democrats and media figures have been inaccurately calling “immigration,” which is in fact its opposite.

In a bizarre move, the term has of late been employed to mean “choosing to not take part in our immigration system.”

But Andrew conjured it correctly. His origins are inspiring:

“My father grew up on a peanut farm in Asia with no floor. And now, his son is running for president. That is the immigration story that we have to be able to share with the American people.”

Andrew truly is proof that the American dream is alive and well for those who believe in a better life — in this greatest country on earth, what Ronald Reagan called “a shining city upon a hill”:

Being that — were he to receive the nomination — he would ultimately face the GOP incumbent, Andrew understandably tried to contrast himself with Trump. Unfortunately, he did so in a way that made absolutely no sense, given that the purpose of a border barrier is to prevent people from sneaking into the country, not keep people from actually immigrating:

“[I] am the opposite of Donald Trump in many ways. He says, ‘Build a wall;’ I’m going to say to immigrants, ‘Come to America, because if you come here, your son or daughter can run for president. The water’s great.’”

A wall doesn’t keep out immigrants; immigrants come in through immigration. Oh well, it was a Democratic debate; rightfulness could only last so long.

Nonetheless, his story is inspiring. And here’s a bonus: While some on the far Left — including the mayor of New York — have claimed America “was never great”…

…Andrew praised the U.S. and spoke of its “continued” success:

“This country has been a magnet for human capital for generations. If we lose that, we lose something integral to our continued success.”

America is indeed a nation of immigrants, and Andrew Yang is a reminder of that.

It’d be great to see more similar moments during the debates; lamentably, we’re more likely to hear Julián Castro champion taxpayer-funded abortions for men who would otherwise eject infants from their peeholes(?):

Goobers gonna goob.

-ALEX

 

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Again: Biden lies, claims Obama administration didn’t lock immigrants in “cages”

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Via the Free Beacon, foolishly I thought he wouldn’t dare make this claim again after he made it last week on Stephen Colbert’s show. It’s transparently, even famously, false. Either the media was going to make him pay by calling him on it or a Democratic rival would.

But no, apart from a few righties like me crying foul, he got away with it scot-free. How? Right, I know, normally you’d expect the press to let him slide, but don’t forget that many journalists are pulling for a more progressive candidate in the primaries. They have an ideological incentive at the moment to fact-check Biden rigorously. As do his opponents, of course.

He got so little flak for what he said on Colbert, though, that he repeated the claim last night before a national audience. In an exchange with open-borders shill Jorge Ramos, no less.

This time the press wouldn’t let him slide. Vox immigration reporter Dara Lind was so disgusted by his lie that she tuned out:

You want fact-checks? You got fact-checks. The AP dinged Biden this morning, as did PolitiFact, as did the Times and Vox. Fox News had commentators on as well to call Biden out. Grandpa Joe is right that the Obama administration didn’t separate families like Trump has but he’s simply incorrect that Trump brought “cages” to immigration policy. Team O introduced those for unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border five years ago.

I mean, really:

All of that being so, I continue not to understand how the rest of the field didn’t pounce on Biden for this. If ever Julian Castro was going to accuse Joe of having a brain turned to oatmeal by age, you would think it would have been here: “Have you really forgotten your own administration’s habit of caging migrant children, Mr. Vice President? Or has that memory been lost too, like the memory of your early support for the Iraq war?” That would have been a twofer, introducing concerns about Biden’s age into the mix while highlighting his terrible ideological sin of supporting basic enforcement.

Speaking of which, go watch the clip above again and drink in the spectacle of a Democratic VP being put on the spot by an immigration radical masquerading as a journalist for having done nothing more than enforce the immigration laws of the United States. Biden had an easy comeback to Ramos if he wanted it: “It’s the president’s job to faithfully execute federal statutes. We lobbied Congress for comprehensive immigration reform; we did what we could to spare the most sympathetic cases, like DREAMers, from removal. But at the end of the day we had a job to do and we did it.” But he was afraid to give that answer, preferring to let himself be shamed instead for not being willfully derelict in his duty. Open-borders trash, all of them.

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Watch: Former ICE Director Clowns Debbie Wasserman Schultz About Her Ignorance On the Border Crisis

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Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan wasn’t taking any lip from Democrats during a House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Wednesday, specifically from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

According to Fox News, Homan was pushing back against a Democrat party established narrative that said President Donald Trump’s administration was ending deferred action, which gives certain illegal immigrants with medical issues a reprieve from deportation.

Wasserman Schultz didn’t like the fact that Homan was correcting the lie and attacked him personally with accusations of bigotry and essentially calling him a liar.

“I think it’s important to really make sure that the jingoistic, bigoted testimony of Mr. Homan is called out as nearly completely untrue, as being an outrage, and as a former official directing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, he should know better,” she said.

“What did I say was inaccurate?” Homan asked her.

“I just think it’s important that it’s not accepted as accurate testimony,” said Wasserman, ignoring the question and moving on to another witness.

Homan waited until it was Republican Rep. Jim Jordan’s turn to ask the question, and used the time to fire back at Wasserman Schultz. The former ICE director made sure Wasserman Schultz’s ignorance about the border crisis was on full display, and made her look like a coward to boot.

“If I can respond to the earlier remark from Wasserman Schultz, I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know,” he said. “So if you say my testimony is inaccurate, it’s wrong. Everything I said here is accurate. Bottom line. If you want to go toe to toe, I’m here. I’m here on my own time to speak to the American people about what’s false and what’s fact.”

“I’m happy to go toe to toe with you Mr. Homan,” Wasserman Schultz responded. “I’m happy to do that any day.”

“Then you gotta let me respond to your question rather than dropping a bomb and running away,” Homan fired back.

Wasserman Schultz attempted to make an excuse about her fleeing Homan’s question with “it was my time,” but the damage was done.

Homan continued by stating that the border crisis won’t be solved by generating false narratives and promising things to illegal immigrants like leniency and free healthcare.

Homan has been fighting the narrative created by Democrats that ICE are heartless people who mistreat immigrants at the border.

“It doesn’t help to have a mixed message that all of a sudden deferred action is going away,” he said during his remarks to congress. “ICE doesn’t put their heart on a shelf when they wear the badge and gun and all of a sudden don’t care about humanity. It’s ridiculous. It’s a ridiculous false narrative, and I’m going to be here ’till the day I die defending the men and women of the Border Patrol and ICE who put it on the line defending this country.”

(h/t: Daily Caller)

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Philip Salter: Reviving the Post-Study Work visa is wise, and opens up new opportunities for our economy

Philip Salter is founder of The Entrepreneurs Network.

As Home Secretary and Prime Minister, Theresa May made immigration a big deal. Some of that was driven by public opinion, but paradoxically it felt like the tougher the government claimed to be getting, the more people felt it wasn’t being tackled. Talking heads kept claiming that the problem was that nobody was talking about immigration, but talked of little else.

The referendum result and Windrush scandal changed this. Even before the end of free movement, the claim to ‘take back control’ seems to have eased concerns. Meanwhile, the Windrush scandal stirred in the British public a patriotic and empathetic defence of British subjects. We’ve seen a sea change: in 2011, 64 per cent of Britons told Ipsos-Mori immigration had been bad for the UK, in 2019 this has dropped to 26 per cent. Britain is now one of the most positive countries about immigration – alongside the likes of Australia, the US and Sweden.

May scrapped the Post-Study Work visa as an overreaction to bogus colleges. It’s a shame that her victory in shutting them down morphed into a campaign against international students.

Yesterday’s decision by Boris Johnson to bring back the Post-Study Work visa is not just driven by concerns about popularity. Unlike Cameron and May, Boris has refused to get into the numbers game. And when Mayor of London, he called for the introduction of a ‘London visa’ in a bid to attract talent from around the world.

May’s experience of the Home Office was a deviation from the trend towards growing openness and a global battle for talent. As Stian Westlake argues, it went on to dominate her premiership and her economic thinking: ‘I’d argue that the main reason for the demise of Tory economic thinking is cultural and institutional. To be precise, it comes from the culture of one institution, the Home Office. The PM and many of her closest advisers spent many years working for the Home Office and are steeped in its particular culture and world-view.’

The Prime Minister’s brother deserves credit for this policy. Jo Johnson pushed hard for the return of the Post-Study Work visa for a while, working with Labour’s Paul Blomfield and others across the aisle. This will be a huge relief for our universities. Post-Brexit we will need to play to our exporting strengths, and the university sector will be critical in supporting the ambitions of of a global Britain.

The option to stay on to gain work experience is a significant pull factor for the best and brightest. It also gives those who want to stay after the two years the time to make the connections to meet the criteria to stay.

This is also good for entrepreneurship. When we surveyed international students in 2015, we found that 42 per cent intended to start up their own business following graduation. Immigrants are more entrepreneurial than the native population, but they need time to build networks before making the leap.

In the US, more than half of all foreign-born founders of high-growth technology and engineering companies moved to the US initially to study. In many cases, they needed time to settle down, build contacts, and identify an opportunity for disruption. We recently revealed that 49 per cent of the UK’s fastest-growing startups have at least one foreign-born founder, despite 14 per cent of UK residents being foreign-born. As in the US, many of the entrepreneurs came to the UK to study, stayed to work, and serendipitously ended up starting a business.

Boris has shown leadership in reinstating the Post-Study Work visa. The British public is unperturbed. In fact, they weren’t ever really concerned about students. As Bright Blue showed: “The most popular type of immigrant for Conservatives is an international student: 87 per cent of Conservatives would admit a Chinese student who wants to pay to come and study for three years at a UK university.”

Now he just needs to get a good deal on Brexit.

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Supreme Court hands Trump another win on immigration

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This is another win for the Trump administration at the Supreme Court which will now be able to enforce a tough new rule limiting who can apply for asylum in the United States. From NBC News:

The government can now refuse to consider a request for asylum from anyone who failed to apply for it in another country after leaving home but before coming here. The order means, for instance, that migrants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador cannot seek asylum in the U.S. if they didn’t first ask for it in Mexico.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, saying the court acted too quickly and should allow the case to work its way through the normal judicial process.

The administration said the new restriction is needed to respond to “an unprecedented surge” of people who enter the country illegally and seek asylum if they’re caught. But officials said only a small fraction of them are eventually found to be qualified. “The rule thus screens out asylum seekers who declined to request protection at their first opportunity,” said Solicitor General Noel Francisco. He said it allows immigration officials to concentrate on the asylum seekers who most need protection.

Immigration courts now face a backlog of 436,000 asylum requests. But given how few are actually granted, it’s reasonable to ask whether those applicants “genuinely fear persecution or torture, or are simply economic migrants,” Francisco said.

This is essentially a safe-third-country agreement just like the one America has with Canada. Under that agreement, anyone seeking asylum from Mexico or Central America must first apply for it in the first country they set foot in, i.e. the United States. The difference here is that the US does not currently have such an agreement with Mexico. In fact, Mexico just politely declined to consider such an agreement yesterday:

[Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo] Ebrard said both McAleenan and President Trump, whom he spoke to briefly after the meeting, asked him about his government agreeing to a “safe third country” accord, which would require most migrants traveling through Mexico to seek asylum or some form of protection there, instead of in the U.S. Under economic pressure from the Trump administration, the Guatemalan government has already consented to a similar controversial agreement that has yet to be ratified by the legislature there.

But Ebrard said he told U.S. officials that neither his government or the Mexican Senate would agree to such a deal, stressing that he believes the two sides have accomplished “90%” of the goals they outlined in June, when Mr. Trump was threatening to impose tariffs on Mexican goods unless Mexico did more to stem the flow of migrants.

Despite that, the Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to proceed as if such an agreement existed. The administration announced this new rule back in mid-July, but a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction against its implementation about 10 days later. Now this Supreme Court ruling has removed that injunction. President Trump celebrated the decision on Twitter:

Acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli called it “YUGE”:

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Supreme Court Slaps Down Rogue Ninth Circuit Judge and Gives President Trump a Huge Win On Amnesty

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We’ve chronicled the campaign of lawfare that the left has conducted against this administration for over two and one half years now. Whenever they’ve lost actual power, via changes in laws or changes in policy, they’ve toddled off to some nice tame and stump-broke progressive judge who will take control of the entire United States government by issuing a nationwide injunction. The White House and Attorney General have let it be known that they are well aware of the abuse of authority by federal judges who illegally make decisions for the entire nation based on the one case before them. The Supreme Court has let it be known that it’s majority, too, is becoming annoyed at federal judges acting as a combined legislative/executive branch and imposing their policy preferences on the country rather than ruling on matters of law.

The matter be close to coming to a head on the issue of the new amnesty rules promulgated by the Department of Justice. Basically, they say that if you come to the US seeking amnesty and you have transited any other nation or nations en route that you must have applied for amnesty in at least one of them and been turned down.

This should have been a fairly uncontroversial rule but because OrangeManBad groups with no apparent standing went to a federal judge, Jon Tigar, who is naturally situated in San Francisco. Tigar his so hostile to the administration that he gained the distinction of having President Trump label him an Obama judge. This caused the Lido deck cruise bunch to have a cow and provoked Chief Justice John Roberts to nonsensically proclaim that there were no Obama judges or Trump judges. Anyway Tigar ordered a nationwide injunction. The decision was appealed to the Ninth Circuit. Surprisingly, in a fit of sanity, the Ninth Circuit lifted the nationwide injunction, left it in place for the Ninth Circuit, and remanded the case for further fact finding. But, the Justice Department also took the nearly unprecedented step of asking the Supreme Court to take up the case immediately. Finding facts happened and in short order, two days ago, Tigar issued yet another nationwide injunction. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit again limited the effect to that circuit. But today the Supreme Court had had enough Resistance bullsh**.

In what appears to be a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court removed the injunction and let the regulation go into effect nationwide. The order removes the injunction through trial and appeal to the Ninth Circuit. If the Ninth Circuit rules against the administration, the stay of any injunction remains in place until the Supreme Court either declines to hear the government’s appeal or when the Supreme Court makes a decision.

There is more than a little butt-hurt from the self-styled “wise Latina” but who really cares?

This is probably as much a shot across the bows of Resistance judges as anything else. It seems that the Supreme Court, for the most part, has heard Barr’s complaint and decided to do something about single federal judges setting national policy. If that is the case, then this has gone a long way towards establishing a bit of humility among our black-robed masters and restoring the rule of law.

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Today We Say Never Forget But Let’s Be Brutally Honest, We Are Forgetting.

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Today the United States of America once again pauses to take a moment to remember the events that reshaped the world on September-11-2001. Hard to believe that it has been 18 years since the purely evil events of that day unfolded. Yet here we are at another anniversary as time marches on.

Most of us will take to facebook and recount “where we were” when the planes struck and what an awful, tragic day that was. We will accompany those posts with memes that say “Never Forget” and then move on to September 12th and live our lives until next year. Which is of course what those who sacrificed their lives and those who were murdered would have wanted for us.

Let me very blunt here though.

We are forgetting and it is showing.

Here are some examples why…

On June 11th 2019 Luis Alvarez went before Congress to talk about the 9-11 victim compensation fund. Alvarez, a retired New York City Police Detective, and 9/11 first responder was there to plead for reauthorization of funds before a House committee.

Here is part of what he said according to Time

A little more than two weeks before his death, Alvarez – who was visibly very ill and thin – traveled to Congress and testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee, urging legislators to extend the fund.

“You made me come down here the day before my 69th round of chemo and I’m going to make sure that you never forget to take care of the 9/11 first responders,” he said. Comedian Jon Stewart testified shortly afterward, chastising Congress for taking years to make the program permanent and condemning the legislators who failed to show up to watch the first responders’ testimony.

At Alvarez’s chemotherapy appointment the following day, medical providers determined that his liver was failing and causing disorientation. Alvarez decided to enter hospice care shortly afterwards.

This hero died 18 days later.

You might have heard about this man and his colleagues going to Congress to ask for this without assistance from someone famous.

You DID hear about it because Jon Stewart had a meltdown, verbally undressing those elected officials for once again dropping the ball of simply keeping a promise. I know some reading this might have thought that Stewart did a bit of an acting job that day, well good for him if he was. He was at least ACTING as he cared on a day that was not Sept-11.

How does a nation that is saying “Never Forget” once a year allow our elected officials to forget those that responded first to these tragedies? They literally saved hundreds if not thousands of lives while giving up their own either on that day or a little bit each moment since, like Detective Alvarez.

“Never Forget” I guess does not apply to the still broken immigration system that this country has 18 years later. This has nothing to do with a wall but how we make sure that those that come here legally, stay here legally.  Five of the 19 hijackers were here illegally when the planes flew into World Trade Center One and Two, The Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

According to National Review

Did you remember that five of the 9/11 hijackers — Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Hani Hanjour, Nawaf al-Hazmi, and Satam al-Suqami — carried out their killer plot after overstaying their visas, evading detection, and avoiding deportation?

Did you remember the other radical Muslim members of the Terrorist Visa Overstayers Club? They include 1997 New York subway bomber Lafi Khalil; 1993 World Trade Center bombers Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammed Salameh, and Eyad Ismoil; 1993 New York landmark bombing plot conspirator Fadil Abdelgani; convicted Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad; and U.S. Capitol bomb plotter Amine El Khalifi, whose visa expired in 1999 and who escaped Homeland Security’s notice for 12 years before he was arrested in 2012 — just blocks from the Capitol building donning what he thought was a suicide-bomb vest.

Maybe we forgot.

How about the war in Afghanistan?

The reasons for going into that war were justified. The Taliban were harboring those that trained and plotted the attacks on America that fateful day. President Bush 43 was able to explain that clearly when the United States military invaded in early October 2001.

Now, 18 years later can anyone explain what the mission is and how we “win” this longest battle America has ever been in?

We have paid a heavy price according to Washington Post

The conflict had left 2,400 U.S. service members dead and more than 20,000 wounded; more than 145,000 people in all, including Afghan military, police and civilians, have died, according to a 2018 report from Brown University’s Costs of War Project; America has spent $737 billion on the war.

This doesn’t include the calculation of dealing with the long term effects of those who served in this conflict and the one in Iraq. They need our support just as much as those who stormed the towers on that clear Sept morning almost two decades ago.

Next year we will have High School seniors graduating in the United States of America that were born AFTER the attacks of 9-11. What that means is that the horrible events of that day will only be a recorded event for them much like Pearl Harbor or the Kennedy assassination was for us. Simply saying “Never Forget” will simply be an empty slogan for them unless those of us who watched those terrible events unfold that day make it mean something to them.

We need to be honest with them about what happened on that day and what has happened since.

We need to teach them that anyone with a badge or uniform is not automatically the enemy but people that deserve our respect.

We need to reinforce that there is evil in the world and ignoring it and hoping it goes away will only encourage it to thrive.

We need to teach them that “Never Forget” is not something we should not only do once a year but consistently throughout the year.  We should teach them this by doing it ourselves and showing by example not just by a Facebook post stating where you were for the 1000th time.

We need to ensure that those who rushed into the buildings and the regular folks who were thrust into horrifying circumstances and sacrificed themselves to save others are never forgotten.

Truly, Never Forgotten!!!!

Todd Beamer who was a passenger on United Flight 93 that crashed into Pennsylvania on this day along with some of the other passengers on his flight decided to storm the cockpit and stop their plane from being used as a weapon. Beamers last words as he was talking to a sky phone operator was “Let’s Roll” and he and others saved many lives while giving up their own.

If we do not fight the apathy that is creeping into the remembrances of what this day means during the other 364 days of the year, this country will turn Beamers last words into “Let’s Not” or “Who Cares” and that means, we will ultimately have forgotten.

So let us ban together to “Never Forget” so that “Never Happens”.

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Ninth Circuit Judge Hands Trump A Significant Win; Reverses Previous Day’s Overreach By Activist Judge

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Members of a US-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco has 29 seats. Seven of those are filled by Trump appointees bringing the total of GOP appointed judges to thirteen. It appears that the Trump administration’s efforts to appoint conservative judges is starting to have some effect.

On Monday, District Court Judge Jon Tigar (Northern District of California), an Obama appointee, reinstated a nationwide ban on Trump’s Third Country Asylum rule. This policy prevents migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S. border unless they have already done so in Mexico or another third country. Prior to this, the Ninth Circuit had ruled that the preliminary injunction against this policy was only enforceable within the Ninth Circuit. My colleague Bonchie posted about this on Tuesday here.

On Tuesday, however, the Ninth Circuit issued an administrative order reversing Tigar’s nationwide ban. Yesterday’s order limits the ban to states over which the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction. This includes California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, Guam, Oregon, and Washington.

Fox News reports:

Tigar first blocked the asylum policy in July after a lawsuit by groups that help asylum seekers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals then partially limited the impact of Tigar’s injunction.

That meant the policy was blocked in the border states of California and Arizona but not in New Mexico and Texas.

In his ruling Monday, Tigar circled back, and stressed a “need to maintain uniform immigration policy” and found that nonprofit organizations such as Al Otro Lado don’t know where asylum seekers who enter the U.S. will end up living and making their case to remain in the country.

Tiger, citing new evidence, on Monday issued a second nationwide injunction.

“The court recognized there is grave danger facing asylum-seekers along the entire stretch of the southern border,” Lee Gelernt, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.

Tiger’s activism begs the question, should a highly partisan district court judge, an unelected federal official, have the power to set national immigration policy? Throughout Trump’s presidency, liberal judges have repeatedly acted to reverse his administration’s policies. These judges have more power than most elected officials do. This situation interferes with the President’s ability to govern and must be addressed by the Supreme Court.

Much to the left’s dismay, Trump’s policies are making a measurable difference. Despite the best efforts of the bleeding hearts, border apprehensions in August were down 56% to 64,000 from their peak in May when they reached 144,000.

Are you listening Justice Roberts?

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