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Liz Peek: Democrats’ immigration stance is going to cost them

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Critics are correct: President Trump was wrong when he threatened to release tens of thousands of asylum seekers into sanctuary cities.

He should have just done it.

It is high time that Democrat leaders, secure in their walled estates and derisive of the president’s efforts to restore order along our southern border, share the responsibility of supporting and caring for the crowds of undocumented people overwhelming our facilities in Texas, New Mexico and elsewhere.

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Needless to say, transporting thousands of people to cities like San Francisco and New York is unlikely for all kinds of budget and logistical reasons. Still, it might knock some sense into our liberal legislators who continue to ignore the overwhelming surge of illegal immigrants across our southern border.

For months Democrats have denied the emergency at our border, denounced the president for politicizing a “manufactured crisis” and dismissed border patrol professionals who advocate for barriers that might help control the surge. They have steadfastly refused to pass any measures that might alleviate the problem.

They have denounced the president for attempting to change what is clearly a broken asylum process, all the while attempting to score political points by campaigning to eliminate ICE, an organization that routinely cracks down on sex traffickers and drug dealers.

What is wrong with these people?

Even The New York Times, doubtless convinced by heart-rending photos of thousands of families stuck at the border, has concluded the “U.S. Border Could be at a Breaking Point,” as they recently reported.

Cory Booker recently kicked off his campaign for president at a rally in Newark, where he dramatically accused the administration of “throwing children into cages…”

Earlier this year, Booker bravely joined other Democratic presidential hopefuls in voting against the spending bill that included $1.37 billion to build barriers along the border as well as an additional $500 million for funding ICE, which aimed to ease the terrible crush at our southern border. The bill easily passed, so the “no” vote was simply a political gesture of the sort Booker, aka “Spartacus,” has become known for.

It allowed the New Jersey senator to join the radical leftists in his party who denounce our treatment of people attempting to enter the country illegally, without offering any actual solutions to what is undeniably a serious problem.

According to Border Patrol officials, more than 103,000 migrants crossed the border in March, up from 76,000 in February. The New York Times acknowledged, “More undocumented immigrants were apprehended along the southern border in March than in any month since 2007…”

Of course, any sensible measures to cut down on the relentless flow of undocumented people into our country will be met with horror from the left.

A border patrol official recently testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that individuals from 50 different countries had been apprehended at our border with Mexico.

As reported in the New York Post, people from Bangladesh, Egypt, and Turkey have been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally – all known sources of terrorism. Is Nancy Pelosi OK with that? Is Chuck Schumer? What is their answer?

Democrats think they have the high road in this issue, having denounced the Trump administration’s earlier (abhorrent) policy of separating children from their parents in an effort to discourage the immigration surge. But Americans are not happy to see those organized caravans of thousands overwhelming our border. President Trump is right: it makes the U.S. look stupid.

Polling indicates that even as Democrats try to dismiss the crisis at the border, or even deny it, Americans think it is a serious problem. Asked by Gallup whether they “personally worry” about illegal immigration, 78 percent of respondents say they do; only 21 percent say it does not concern them at all.

As Democrats try to push for increased services and rights for undocumented persons, opposition to their open border stance will increase. Earlier this year when San Francisco began allowing people into the country illegally to vote in school board elections, polling showed 71 percent of Americans opposed the move.

San Francisco is not alone. Other cities have allowed undocumented persons limited voting rights, as well as increased access to benefits such as help with college tuition. Just in the past few days, New York Democrats approved $27 million in tuition aid for Dreamers, while blocking a bill that would have assisted the children of disabled or deceased military veterans. Imagine the outrage.

The caravans of tens of thousands of people traveling to our border are encouraged by our policy of giving asylum preference to families and the knowledge that the process is easily gamed. People entering the country illegally who claim asylum have to plead their case; most have been coached to utter the magic words which allow them to stay.

In the past fiscal year, nearly 98,000 migrants were interviewed as part of the so-called “credible fear” screening process;  almost 75,000 were allowed entry into the country. Once in the U.S., most are given a future court date, often more than two years in the future, when they are supposed to argue their case. Most fail to show up for that hearing.

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The Trump administration wants to change the laws governing our system, to make it harder for asylum seekers to pass that initial screening process. Officials might demand greater proof that the immigrants face actual threats, or the State Department might be required to certify the level of threat in their home countries.

Of course, any sensible measures to cut down on the relentless flow of undocumented people into our country will be met with horror from the left. Democrats in Congress, however, will  have only themselves to blame if the president is forced to act unilaterally. And, if he is re-elected by those incensed at their refusal to deal with this problem.

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Liz Peek: Hypocritical Democrats ignore the biggest threat to black and brown children

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Whatever happened to education reform? A decade ago, liberals and conservatives alike threatened to upend our failing public school system, so clearly a determining factor in the racial and income inequality that alarms today’s progressives. Now, it is a forbidden topic.

Here’s what happened: Democrats, led by President Obama, caved to the teachers unions. In 2010 Obama, who had earlier hired Arne Duncan to shake up our nation’s schools, was told by the powerful teachers unions to scuttle his reform agenda, or lose their support for his reelection.

Obama backed off. Democrats moved on, and our black and brown children continue to be left behind. For shame.

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I was reminded of this apostasy the other night at a debate sponsored by Intelligence Squared. In a Manhattan hall full of anti-Trump liberals, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and I argued that Republicans should re-nominate Donald Trump in 2020 while former senator Jeff Flake and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens took the other side.

We talked policies: lower taxes, de-regulation, support for Israel, rising wages, increased workforce participation and so on. Mostly, we argued that with 92 percent of Trump voters in his corner, the president was the most likely – indeed the only – candidate who could turn out Republican voters and win in 2020.

Flake and Stephens argued personality. In that room of New York elites, distaste for Trump’s coarseness and impulsiveness topped outcomes that have benefitted the country, and the Never-Trumpers won in a landslide.

That was predictable, but one moment surprised me. In my final statement, I said that after the Billy Bush tape emerged, friends asked how I could possibly still support President Trump. I said my answer was simple: he supported school choice and Hillary Clinton did not.

The debate audience erupted in laughter.

Really? People think that school choice is less important than Trump’s locker room boasting about manhandling women? I should have noted that having spent over two decades around trading floors on Wall Street, I did not view Trump’s language, as vulgar as it was, especially ground-breaking. I’ve heard worse.

But, I was startled by the reaction; clearly education reform no longer resonates. The well-heeled elites whose children attend private schools, who decry the higher taxes of New York while voting for the Democrats who bring them in, who despise Trump for trying to stem the flood of people streaming illegally across our borders but pretend to care about low-income Americans whose wages are driven down by that flood – those people used to care that our minority children were not given the education they need to lift themselves up. Apparently, not anymore.

In Baltimore, one survey showed that in 13 mostly black high schools, not one kid was proficient in math. How can the country accept this? How can liberals ignore this obvious source of income inequality? Where is the outrage?

Ray Dalio’s recent piece on the shortcomings of capitalism reinforced how wrong that audience was, and how shocking that such a vital but broken building block of this country is totally ignored today. Dalio, the billionaire founder of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, believes in capitalism and has clearly benefited from it. But, like many others, he laments a decline in social mobility in our country, and the stark gap between rich and poor.

To reform our economic system, Dalio argues, we must start with our children, and especially with education. He writes, “Though there are bright spots in the American education system such as our few great universities, the U.S. population as a whole scores very poorly relative to the rest of the developed world in standardized tests for a given education level.” He notes that standard global PISA assessments put the U.S. in the bottom 15th percentile of the developed world which, as he says, “stands in the way of many people having adequate living standards and of US competitiveness.”

He shows that high-poverty schools have 25 percent worse outcomes than low-poverty schools, and notes: “These poor educational results lead to a high percentage of students being inadequately prepared for work and having emotional problems that become manifest in damaging behaviors.” For instance: Connecticut kids who drop out of high school are five times more likely to end up in jail.

The data is obvious, and parents get it. In New York City, 79,600 families applied for spots in the city’s charter schools. Unhappily, there were only 26,900 available, so tens of thousands were left behind. Half the kids in New York’s charter schools live in Harlem; those mostly black parents know the public schools will not provide the education their kids need to lift themselves up and secure their future.

Liberals pay lip service to making our public schools better. Their solution is more money, which pleases the unions and attracts their millions in donations and formidable on-the-ground campaigning. Kamala Harris, backed by the California teachers unions throughout her career, has proposed $315 million for increased teacher pay. But the U.S. already spends 30 percent more per pupil than the average OECD country; money is not the problem.

The problem is that our teachers unions oppose any and all accountability, such as merit-based performance pay and ending automatic tenure. Instead, they insist the nation dumb down our expectations and standards. Black and Hispanic kids not graduating? Make it easier. Those children not getting into New York’s best schools? Weaken the entrance requirements.

In Baltimore, one survey showed that in 13 mostly black high schools, not one kid was proficient in math.

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How can the country accept this? How can liberals ignore this obvious source of income inequality? Where is the outrage?

Democrat politicians depend on the formidable power and purse of the teachers unions to get them elected. The rest of the country looks the other way.

And, astonishingly, laughs when someone suggests this is a burning issue. Shame on them.

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Liz Peek: Instead of attacking Trump, here’s what Romney should be doing

It was dishonorable for Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah to write an op-ed for The Washington Post attacking President Trump.

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Liz Peek: Dems’ opposition to Trump’s wall exposes hypocrisy on immigration– Here are 5 ways to move forward

With the government partially shut down because Democrats refuse to fund the wall, it is time for an adult conversation about immigration. Not a blame-game, soundbite-ready, phony-baloney conversation; a real one, that acknowledges we have a broken system and that seeks solutions.

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Liz Peek: Let’s look past the liberal media gloom factory and celebrate the good news this Christmas

It is worth reciting the good news that’s out there because the liberal media refuses to do so and instead has done an excellent job of highlighting only negative developments.

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