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The Trump Administration Goes Dr. Evil: Illegals Will Be Charged Up to Half a Million Dollars for Staying in the Country

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President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

 

There’s a new move on the part of the Trump administration where it concerns those in the country illegally: They’re going to be subjected to fines up to $500,000 for not leaving after being told to.

Something tells me they may not be able to pay that. So does it matter?

Regardless, here’s NPR:

The Department of Homeland Security sent out a batch of notices across the country to targeted individuals ordering them to pay fines of up to nearly $500,000 for “failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed,” among other factors. The letters come as the Trump administration prepares to carry out delayed immigration sweeps of migrant families who have received deportation orders. President Trump said Monday, while signing legislation providing $4.6 billion in funding to address the influx of migrants from Central America, that the immigration raids will begin after the July 4 holiday if Congress can’t pass new restrictions on asylum laws.

As for ponying up a cool half mil, NPR acquired a particular notice sent to an illegal immigrant stating the following:

“It is the intention of ICE to order you pay a fine in the amount of $497,777.”

ICE official Matthew Bourke explained that it’s part of a comprehensive approach:

“ICE is committed to using various enforcement methods — including arrest, detention, technological monitoring and financial penalties — to enforce U.S. immigration law and maintain the integrity of legal orders issued by judges.”

Are the fines legal? They are, ICE claims, as per the Immigration and Nationality Act.

This week, Trump also talked of a citizenship question being added to the 2020 census:

He also offered a very simple and direct solution to illegal immigration:

And then there was this from the President on detention center conditions, which I covered previously:

“I think they do a great job with those facilities, but you know how it can be taken care of? Number one: Tell them not to come because it’s illegal.”

See more here.

Back to the notion of an astronomical bill:

[Illegal immigrant Edith Espinal], 42, said she could not believe the U.S. government thought she would have almost half a million dollars. She has been living in sanctuary at an Ohio church since an immigration judge ordered her removed two years ago. The church, its congregation and the community have largely supported her and her family.

“They want to scare me,” Espinal said, adding, “because they know I am in sanctuary. And they know I don’t have this amount of money.”

I’d think such a high cost would be less potent than something somewhere near the realm of the possible. We seem to have gone full Austin Powers:



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Video: Marine Veteran Launches Into a Group of Leftist Protesters In Order to Rescue a Burning Flag

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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that leftists decided to show up at the Independence Day parade in order to vocally denounce the greatness of the greatest nation in the world. It also shouldn’t surprise anyone that they were vastly outnumbered by the people there to celebrate the fact that they live in a nation where you can have stupid ideas like that without being put in jail.

Regardless, a few of the protesters decided to get together and chant about how America was never great, and do a little flag burning while they were at it. They were riding high on the smell of their own gas until a veteran showed up and rescued the flag.

According to the Washington Examiner’s Steven Nelson, who captured the event on video, a man wearing a red “MAGA” shirt plowed into the midst of some of the protesters and proceeded to make off with it. He quickly put the flag out and made his way back to the protesters and physically pushed them. The protesters quickly closed ranks with their backs to one another and began chanting.

“My flag mother f**kers!” said the man.

Nelson asked if the man was a veteran, and got an answer in the affirmative.

Some of the protesters were arrested shortly after the flag burning.

While it is legal to burn the flag, Nelson reported that a Secret Service statement said the protesters were arrested on different charges:

In a statement, the Secret Service said two officers “received minor injuries while attempting to make arrests” and were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Supreme Court has found flag-burning protected by the First Amendment, but the Secret Service said Johnson and the other man were arrested on different charges. One faces a charge for “felony assault on a police officer and malicious burning” and the other “for obstructing a police investigation and resisting arrest.” The agency did not identify either man by name.

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Ted Cruz Drops a Truth Bomb on NYT Editorial Writer Who Insulted Him for Quoting Douglass to Kaepernick

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds up a copy of the Mueller report as he questions Attorney General William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, on the Mueller Report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

As I wrote this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took time out of holiday festivities on Thursday to provide some additional context for a provocative tweet sent out out by former NFL QB-turned-social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick.

To recap, Kaepernick quoted a portion of abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass’s July 5, 1852 speech about Independence Day. Just reading the singular quote alone, someone who hadn’t read the full speech or who otherwise didn’t understand Douglass’s legacy would get the impression that he didn’t like his country very much:

Sen. Cruz saw the Douglass quote and who posted it, and decided to add some much-needed context:

After noting the quote Kaepernick used was taken out of context, Cruz spent one tweet providing some background on the speech and when it was given, and then sent several tweets quoting directly from the speech. He concluded by encouraging everyone to read the full speech in context.

Cruz providing additional information and direct quotes for Twitter users to digest when considering Douglass’s words did not sit well at all with New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, who wrote a sneering note to the Senator in response:

Cruz fired back not long after, and I could swear I heard a “boom!” somewhere off in the distance:

Why specifically did Gay take off after Cruz over his series of tweets? Not just because she’s a fan of Douglass’s, but also because she digs Kaepernick – which she made clear in this photo she tweeted out July 4th, about 25 minutes after Kaepernick’s post:

That explains quite a bit.

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Ivana Trump’s Ex: ‘The Trump Kids Are Garbage’

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Normally reporting on the rants and raves from the ex of the ex would be poor form, but since these days Trump Derangement Syndrome is all the rage why not add one more nut to the party mix?

President Trump’s first wife Ivana has been in and out of a relationship with Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi for almost a decade. The two were married in 2008, divorced in 2009 but continued to date off and on. After getting recently dumped by Trump, Rubicondi went on a tirade against the Trump kids.

Rubicodi told Page Six that the Trump children were ‘disgusting’ and ‘stupid’, saying they constantly treated him with disrespect. In what perhaps is an explanation for his rage against his former lover’s children, the Italian ‘toyboy’ launched into an unprompted rant about Ivana’s money and the accusations that he may have taken advantage of her fortune.

It sounds as if there was some quibbling with the kids over cash because — without elaborating on any specific incident involving money — he defensively told us: “No one touched a dollar or dime from their family . . . I don’t know [if that’s why they didn’t like me], but these people are all about money. They don’t have a heart. They are garbage.”

He added, “Don Jr. is an idiot. He’s a jerk,” and instructed us, “Put it down: ‘You are a jerk.’ Put it in capital letters!”

He added: “They are nobody . . . They are disgusting. We are talking about kids who are so stupid, except Ivanka.”

Rubicondi raged on, “They are a piece of scum. Before they say anything about me, I will wash their mouth out with soap! They are disgrace for human being.”

Rubicondi might have a great future at CNN.

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June Jobs Report Smashes Expectations As “Experts” Swing and Miss Again

This is certainly good news for the country. It’s also good news politically for President Trump, who’s re-election is going to heavily depend on a booming economy.

The June jobs report has been released and it has blown past expectations, with 224,000 jobs added and a large increase in the labor participation rate.

Wage growth of 3.1% is also really big news because that’s been one area Democrats have tried to make headway on. As recently as their debate last week, you heard candidates in their 2020 primary talking about how the economy is only working for the rick. The truth is that this is a broad, vibrant economy that is lifting all boats. It’s going to be increasingly difficult to make the case that we are in the midst of a bad economy when we continue to get numbers like this.

Of course, those racing to face off against Trump in 2020 will certainly still try. I suspect it’ll continue to fall on deaf ears though. Even a majority of Democrats currently believe the economy is good. The facts simply do not back up any of the doomsday scenarios we’ve heard. Even in the midst of the current boom, we’ve had others predicting a recession. That hasn’t materialized either and we are getting to the point where one clearly won’t happen before the 2020 election.

That leaves Democrats making nonsensical cases for utopias that can’t actually be achieved. Telling people who are enjoying growing wages and steady work that they need the government to step in and essentially start running the economy, from healthcare to loans, is a hard sell. Running on raising taxes, as Biden and Harris (among others) are doing is likely political suicide.

For Trump’s part, all he needs to do is stay focused. Avoid slap fights with irrelevant people and do what he did yesterday on the Fourth of July. Present a unifying message of American exceptionalism backed up by an economy that is crushing it by every tangible measure. If he does that, he makes his re-election much more likely.

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When Will CNN Begin to Disclose its Financial Support of Kamala Harris?

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You might think such a lecturing news outlet would adhere to strict ethical standards.

If Kamala Harris were president of the United States I would sleep like a baby. She is not to be messed with.” These were the words of CNN analyst Van Jones, following the second DNC debate held on June 27. This past Monday pundit Ana Navaro gleefully posted a tweet announcing a Harris jump in the polls. Following that, reporter April Ryan declared, “This president has a problem with strong black women,” in trying to create a third party smear involving Kamala Harris.

To say that CNN has taken a favorable view of Harris is being charitable. What needs to be pointed out is that the network has literally been charitable to the Senator from California. Considering the level of support and defense offered for the politician running for the highest office would it not seem needed that it is announced on air the corporate donations Harris has been receiving from the owners of CNN?

The Ryan charge comes as a result of reports which I recently covered regarding CNN’s attempt to describe questions about the ethnic background of Kamala Harris as originating from those on the right. In the loosest way possible the woman who invoked her race at the debate was said to have been smeared by Donald Trump Jr. for raising the question about her race. (He actually had not.) This exaggerated claim was then forwarded over the President himself by Ryan, and suddenly Donald Trump is believed to have said something racist in regards to a potential challenger for the White House.

Lost amid all of this finger-pointing was that CNN anchor Don Lemon had in fact been one source who brought the Kamala Harris ethnicity into question. And not quietly. He gave voice to doubting her true blackness, on his primetime program — in a discussion with April Ryan herself!

But amid this wholesale support seemingly taking place on air with CNN personalities would it not be reasonable to ask why the network has not disclosed the financial support of Harris, matching its verbal support? At Open Secrets, they show the listings of those who have given to the Harris campaign in what it declares “The 2020 Cycle”. The second largest contributor to the Senator is AT&T Inc., the parent company of CNN. To date, she has received over $53,000 from this source.

As described by Open Secrets, these donations are described thusly: “The money came from the organizations’ PACs; their individual members, employees or owners; and those individuals’ immediate families.” This is what gives some cover. It can be said these are not formal donations from the company itself, but individual employees acting of their own motivation. This does little to dispel the image of bias towards the candidate.

By the same template, the next highest total for a Democrat running is Cory Booker, and he has received from AT&T far less than one half of the Kamala Harris figure — around $21,000.

Further, there appears to be a dose of entrenched support for the Senator from the prior years, involving the last owner of the network, Time-Warner Media. In the time of her Senate campaign, and intervening years, Time-Warner was among her top donors, again using the same measurements. So in describing the donations as coming from individual employees, it appears the staff at CNN has been favoring the candidate for some time, and is continuing to do so in the coming Presidential race.

It should be time for CNN to come forward with this donor detail. Otherwise, all of the on-air support she has been receiving from the network could be regarded as an in-kind donation that should be recorded with the Federal Election Commission.

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Say What? Biden Tells CNN Election Interference “Wouldn’t, Didn’t” Happen Under His Watch

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden did a wide-ranging interview this week with CNN’s Chris Cuomo which aired earlier this morning. Among the topics discussed were the war of words between his campaign and the Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) campaign which have escalated since last week’s debate, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and – of course – President Trump.

During the interview, Biden veered off on a rant about NATO and how in his view if Trump is reelected, NATO will cease to exist. Towards the end of the segment, he talked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s election interference in other countries and how it “wouldn’t, didn’t” happen on his [Biden’s and Obama’s] watch here:

“Why did we set up NATO, Chris? So no one nation could abuse the power in the region, in Europe, that would suck us in in the way that they did in World War One and World War Two. It’s being crushed,” he said.

Foreign policy has long been viewed as one of Biden’s strengths. He has extensive experience in the area from working in the Obama administration, as well as serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Biden pointed to Russia’s growing influence in the west through election meddling and called out the country’s President Vladimir Putin.

“While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe,” he said. “Look what’s happened in Hungary. Look what’s happened in Poland. Look what’s happened in Moldova. Look what’s happening. Do you think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? [You can’t answer that but I promise you it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.]

Watch Biden’s remarks below:

Fox News provided a handy fact check for the former veep:

Biden’s remarks were swiftly rejected on social media — given that the intelligence community determined Russia did try to interfere in the 2016 election, during the Obama administration when he was vice president. Then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe was launched the following year with the mission of determining whether Trump associates colluded with Russia as part of that effort, though the investigation did not turn up evidence of a criminal conspiracy.

Also, though there have been a lot of tweets contradicting Biden on his claim, this one is short, sweet, to the point and sums it up best:

Someone might wanna clue Biden in on this before the next series of debates, because people are gonna have questions…

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Marianne Williamson Hilariously Photoshops Herself Into Vogue’s Picture of Democrat Female 2020 Candidates

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People who saw photographer Annie Leibovitz’s photo of the Democratic women running for president in 2020 noticed that someone was missing.

Marianne Williamson noticed her absence as well.

Williamson told CNN that she was never asked to join the picture as it was only supposed to be about the women who were currently in office. Williamson took this as a snub regardless, saying it’s not up to Vogue to be the gatekeepers of who does and doesn’t qualify to run.

“The Framers of the Constitution were very clear about who’s qualified to run for president. They did not make any media, certainly not Vogue magazine, the gatekeeper here,” Williamson told CNN. “The Framers of the Constitution said in order to run for president, in order to be qualified to be president, you have to have been born here, you have to have lived here 14 years, and you have to be 35 years or older.”

“If they wanted to say you had to be an elected official, they would have. And they didn’t for a reason,” she added.

Williamson didn’t stop at explaining why Vogue was wrong to CNN. She decided to insert herself into Leibovitz’s photo with her picture hanging above the women in the frame.

Superb.

In truth, Williamson should consider herself lucky that she wasn’t included. The photo shoot doesn’t exactly ring empowerment or accomplishment. In fact, it looks like a photo of forced comradery that ends up giving one an awkward feeling. The controversy might even bump her in the polls just off the fact that it makes her seem like an outsider, and people are all about outsiders right now.

 

 

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Vox Ludicrously Proves That the Leftist Media Has a Soft Spot for Antifa

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Earlier this morning I was responding to a writer at The Atlantic who had mentioned myself and a number of other writers at various right-leaning websites who were condemning the mainstream media’s skewed approach of the coverage of Antifa’s attack on reporter Andy Ngo. According to The Atlantic, conservatives were conjuring up this sympathy from the left toward Antifa. The point of my response was to point out that the media was responding completely differently to the attack on Ngo than it would have any kind of violent occurrence where its narrative could have thrived.

Read: “The Atlantic Doesn’t Understand The Media’s Hypocrisy Over Coverage Of Antifa’s Attack On Andy Ngo.

As if on cue, an article was floated to me at Vox essentially proving my point.

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Up to this point, Beauchamp is neutral, but he then quickly dives into throwing Ngo into a bad light by essentially listing why the second narrative is true. He then goes into the attack, saying that he doesn’t know if Ngo started the attack or not, but the 30-second video of Ngo being assaulted by Antifa makes Ngo “clearly comes across as the victim of an attack.”

He writes this despite acknowledging Antifa had mentioned Ngo by name in such a way that would give Antifa members justification for physically attacking him, and its reasons they aren’t shy about using.

To be fair, Beauchamp does condemn the violence done upon Ngo, and good on him for that. The problem is that it rings hollow as Beauchamp proceeds to caution everyone not to paint Antifa with a broad brush of violence despite Antifa making it clear that violence is acceptable in the face of its enemies. In fact, he goes so far as to note that Antifa hasn’t murdered anyone while alt-right extremists have:

CNN’s Jake Tapper, for example, argued that this was part of a broader pattern of antifa violence — retweeting an interview with Ngo in which he compares antifa to the neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in 2017.

But antifa has not committed a single murder, at least that we’re aware of. We don’t yet have proof that the people who assaulted Ngo were antifa members (though it seems likely given their history). And the attack on Ngo seems less like a part of a broader pattern of attacks on journalists than it does part of a specific feud between Portland antifa and Ngo; they didn’t appear to target other journalists at the rally in the same fashion (which doesn’t excuse the attack on Ngo).

The problem with this narrative is not that antifa is blameless. Some of its members clearly have crossed the line. It’s that hyping the threat they pose paints a decentralized group with a broad and simple brush, and contributes to a disproportionate right-wing panic in the process.

I need to make two very important points about this part of Beauchamp’s piece. For one, I want to say Antifa hasn’t committed a murder…yet. They certainly do things that could result in someone dying. They have repeatedly demonstrated that they’re willing to club people over the head with heavy objects, and have sent people to the hospital with head injuries, and I’m not just talking about Ngo.

I’d also like to mention that Steven Crowder went undercover with Antifa at one point, and they were planning on using deadly weapons during their “protests.”

No, they haven’t killed anyone, but they are perfectly positioning themselves to do so, and I’m not entirely sure they’re looking to avoid it either.

The other point is that while Antifa is a decentralized group, I’ve yet to see one Antifa group promote non-violence. They relish the idea of the exact opposite. If you do see one, please let me know, but until I see the majority of Antifa groups speak out against violence, I’d consider them an exception to the rule.

In fact, as New York City Antifa tweeted — and was subsequently retweeted by Rose City Antifa, who carried out the attack on Ngo — “there is no debate with people who want to kill you.”

Who wants to kill them is left nice and nebulous.

Meanwhile, other decentralized movements, such as GamerGate, made it very clear that violence was not an option in its culture war against its opposition. Those who did promote the idea of violence, or putting people in danger, were quickly shunned and not considered a part of the movement. Antifa doesn’t do this. Violence is a standard rule.

Beauchamp continues by saying that focusing on Antifa’s transgressions is actually distracting us from the real threat, right-wing violence:

As bad as antifa’s transgressions have been, the far right has been worse. There is no antifa equivalent to Heyer’s murder, or the Charleston church shooting, or the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue. Antifa has no relationship with the Democratic Party nor do its members really support the party; alt-right activists are Trump fans, and at times seem to get tacit support from the White House (again, see Charlottesville). A national focus on antifa can distract from the much greater problem of far-right extremism — as watchdog groups have argued.

Perhaps Beauchamp forgot about Jared Loughner, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, Micah Johnson, James Hodgkinson, Charles Landeros, etc., though I want to be clear that I’m not necessarily whole-hog blaming anyone for a shooting based solely on their political ideology. In order to carry out horrid murders, there has to be something wrong with you upstairs. It’d be more accurate to call these people mentally disturbed than ideological radicals.

Interestingly enough, the right doesn’t get this understanding from its opponents very often. Regardless, Beauchamp wants us to stop talking about left-wing violence because it distracts from right-wing violence.

Beauchamp goes into briefly discussing that the left’s take on the Ngo attack is also problematic, but then asks the reader to question the footage we saw with our own eyes and asserts that the meaning of what we saw is “open to contestation”:

But we know, as filmmakers long have, that footage doesn’t convey the objective reality of a situation; it reveals certain things and obscures others. Moreover, the meaning of filmed events is entirely open to contestation. The mere fact that Ngo was assaulted doesn’t say what the meaning of that assault is, or what the broader context is that’s necessary to understand it.

…how?

We saw the attack happen, and it looked like many of the attacks we’ve seen Antifa carry out on various other individuals. Why do we need to question its meaning? The meaning is very clear and was set up beforehand as was previously discussed. Antifa makes it a habit to practice violence on people it deems to be its enemy, and they can label anyone as an enemy at the drop of a hat.

Beauchamp’s attempt to appear as a commenter on the situation falls entirely flat and proves my point in the previous article. The leftist media is handling this Antifa situation with kid gloves and even setting up its targets to be people you’d have trouble sympathizing with.

It’s also rich, coming from a publication whose most famous face is known for promoting assault as well.

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AOC Stops Lying About the Border Patrol for One Day and Indulges in Fourth of July Crowd Birtherism

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

 

By most accounts, President Trump’s involvement in the Fourth of July celebration on the National Mall not only didn’t result in M1 tanks crushing #Resistance, Antifa, and Bulwarker protesters, the celebration might even have been made more meaningful by having the participation of the US military. By most accounts. But Resisters gonna resist even when doing so makes them look stupid.

Case in point. The woman who is rapidly replacing Joe Biden as the Rain Man of American politics, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Because people turning out to honor the nation and the military in the presence of the hated Donald Trump would be a repudiation on the order of her hand-picked candidate for Queens County District Attorney losing her election, the celebration, itself, must be denigrated.

This appears to be bullsh**

 

A couple of days ago, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy drew some fire for a comment he made about AOC’s description of detention camps for people apprehended entering the US illegally, “Let me be frank, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez … someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.” That advice was just as true yesterday as it was when Senator Kennedy offered it.

 

 

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