If you’re ready for an extremely enlightening and shocking reason President Trump is absolutely correct to stop sending aid to Guatemala, El Salvadore, and Honduras until they can figure out a way to stop the migrant exodus that’s leaving those countries, cutting through Mexico, and making it across our porous borders, you’re not going to find it here. In fact, you don’t need to find it anywhere. The answer is that obvious.
The aid isn’t working. If it were, there wouldn’t be tens of thousands of people leaving there every month trying to get to the United States.
If it ain’t working, stop doing it.
The whole purpose of the aid is to make these nations prosperous and secure enough to keep people from paying money to walk thousands of miles with women and girls getting sexually assaulted all along the way. It’s to stop the cottage industry of human smuggling from flourishing and empowering the cartels. It’s to help these nations get a handle on crime, poverty, and corruption.
But it’s not working. Not at all. If anything, things are getting worse. Apparently, all we’re doing is empowering these nations to force their people to leave even faster, based on the numbers coming out of CBP. If that’s the case, we’re better off if we stop sending them aid. They’ll be better off too, apparently, since the numbers are only getting worse. It would see that the aid we’re sending is only harming them further. Why would we do something that does more harm than good?
It’s important to understand this because the left is going to call it inhumane or whatever else they can come up with to denounce the President’s intentions to cut off aid. They’re wont to call anything the President does by names that will rally their base because their base is ignorant to the truth and will tune out anything that doesn’t match the narrative they’ve been sold.
So no, I’m not here to shock you with my intellect. I’m just going to call it how it is. The aid isn’t working. The border crisis is getting worse. The left is going to pounce. The week hasn’t even technically started yet.
There’s a major crisis at the border that’s becoming a major crisis in the interior. It’s time to stop doing the things we’ve been doing for years that are clearly not working and start doing what common sense tells us WILL work.
I always though ‘Hispanic’ came from Spain and the ‘Latino’ from the Roman – Latin – that Spanish was derived from.
Surprise, surprise, surprise, I been wrong all along. They must really be the original immigrants; the Clovis and Folsom cultures.
The deal is that everyone’s ancestors here in the whole Americas; North, Central and South, came here from somewhere else. This bunch just doesn’t like what everyone else got before them.
Last week’s most overlooked news was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealing herself as a champion of the “Reconquista” war against Europeans. The Mexican Reconquista movement is an openly admitted effort by Hispanic activists to take “back” California (Southern especially), New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas through immigration and activism. This is one of several driving forces behind allowing illegal immigration.
Ocasio-Cortez (D-Venezuela) dominated news on February 7 appearing at a rally to abolish or defund the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The same day, Ocasio-Cortez joined other liberal Members of Congress in unveiling her “Green New Deal” (green evidently referring to envy, not the environment).
Almost lost amidst this furor were Ocasio-Cortez’s comments that immigration laws should not apply to indigenous people: As reported in the UK’s Daily Mail — with full video shown:
But she vowed Thursday to defund ICE completely and claimed Latinos should be exempt from criminal proceedings and immigration laws because they are descended from Mesoamerican cultures that preceded the United States.
‘We are standing on native land,’ she claimed, speaking just outside the U.S. Capitol. ‘And Latino people are descendants of native people. And we cannot be told, and criminalized, simply because for our identity or our status. Period.” [emphasis added]
Organizers in Central America told participants that according to UN rules, the United States must take them in. Some told Ana Quintana of the Heritage Foundation, who has traveled with the would-be migrants through Mexico, that “the UN will be there, at the border,” to sign them in, she says.
That, of course, didn’t happen. Not one flower-bearing UN official was on hand when the migrants reached America’s doorstep. President Trump, who has made immigration one of his top political issues, ordered the border shut. Thousands of would-be immigrants to the United States remain on the Mexican side of the border.
Meanwhile, Joseph Humire, an independent counterterrorism specialist who embedded himself in the caravans, positively identified a tiny minority of criminals, as well as men from Asia, Africa and the Mideast, who joined in. If these troublemakers feel cornered, he says, they could become much more violent than they’ve been so far. “It’s the wounded-dog syndrome,” he says. “Once injured, he becomes more dangerous.”
But for now, the migration hot potato is in the hands of AMLO, as the new Mexican president is known. That’s probably not what the anti-Yanks wanted or expected.
In one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
The Foreign Ministry said Saturday that the plan includes a fund to generate jobs in the region and aims to attack the structural causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Thousands of migrants, mostly Hondurans, have joined caravans in recent weeks in an effort to speed through Mexico to request refuge at the U.S. border.
Dozens of migrants interviewed by The Associated Press have said they are fleeing poverty and violence in their countries of origin.
“We want the caravan to go; they are invading us,” said Patricia Reyes, a 62-year-old protester, hiding from the sun under an umbrella. “They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.” . . .
While the protesters numbered only a few hundred, in a city of more than 1.6 million, vitriol against the migrants has spread across social media in Tijuana in recent days.
“They should create concentration and deportation camps with federal funds,” wrote one commenter on the Facebook page organizing the march.
“Tijuana is a place that welcomes anyone, but you must have papers, you must identify yourself,” demonstrator Magdalena Baltazar said on Sunday, as she waved a Mexican flag and marched through the city. “We work hard here. We don’t get handouts. The government shouldn’t be giving things to migrants when plenty of Mexicans are in a difficult position.”
Most of the protesters said the migrants should be detained and deported.
Executive reserves information about ISIS captures
100 ISIS moslem terrorists captured in Guatemala. How many slipped through and are in the caravans?
El presidente Jimmy Morales resaltó este jueves que uno de sus logros en seguridad es la captura de casi 100 terroristas de ISIS -Estado Islámico-, información que está protegida según la Secretaría de Inteligencia Estratégica.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales highlighted on Thursday that one of his achievements in security is the capture of almost 100 terrorists of ISIS – Islamic State – information that is protected according to the Secretariat of Strategic Intelligence.
President Trump To Cut Central American Aid As Mexico Loses Control Of Migrant Army
Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018
Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018
Damn these Honduran migrants seem like they really want to come here… pic.twitter.com/oSUaaHoLku
— Vincent James (@RealVinceJames) October 21, 2018
After negotiating throughout the weekend, U.S. and Mexican trade officials say they are on the brink of reaching new terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“I would say that we’re practically in the final hours of this negotiation,” Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters Sunday, shortly before entering into talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The discussions have revolved around new rules for the automotive industry, terms President Donald Trump has long argued are unfair for Americans.
Before there was Chavista Venezuela, there was Sandinista Nicaragua.
We’ve told you a lot in recent months about how bad things have gotten in Venezuela, as socialist thug Nicolas Maduro uses brute force to hang onto power even as the economy completely collapses and the population struggles to lay its hands on basic daily needs. When clueless American socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tout the promise of socialism in America, those of us who know better point to what’s going on in Venezuela.
Maybe that’s why you’re not hearing much about the turmoil in Nicaragua. The media do not want to give conservatives yet one more example to point to, and many of them are probably still invested in the 1980s narrative of Ortega as a heroic man of the people.
But Nicaragua is quickly devolving into as big a dumpster fire as Venezuela, with Ortega increasingly isolated, the public in an uproar and foreigners fearing for their safety. If this all sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the inevitable product of socialism, and no one should be surprised it’s come to this
The Washington Post previously assured everyone that publicly worrying about MS-13 was a racist dog whistle.
The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open.
Out sprang members of the violent street gang MS-13, armed with baseball bats.
They attacked three 16-year-old students they suspected of being rivals before driving off. When police spotted the van in the same neighborhood the following afternoon and surrounded it at gunpoint, the MS-13 members were in the midst of trying to abduct a fourth.
“We were going to take him somewhere private and beat him to death,” said Miguel Rivera, 20, according to a Suffolk County indictment.
The Dec. 6 arrests of Rivera and four others thwarted what police say would have been the sixth murder of a Brentwood High School student by MS-13 in less than two years.
If the polls are right (ed, they were), Mexico will elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador president on Sunday, July 1. He’s the founder of the left-wing Morena Party and a career politician. López Obrador ran for president unsuccessfully twice before, but this time polls show him as the front runner. The 64-year-old was elected mayor of Mexico City in 2000. Should he ascend to the presidency as predicted, his radical ideas will spell trouble for both Mexico and the U.S. for several reasons.
Mexico’s Hugo Chavez
López Obrador’s National Regeneration Movement party (Morena) openly wants to bring Bolivarian revolution in Mexico, despite the ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Key players of the party are enamored with Latin American dictators including Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.
Although López Obrador tries to cast himself as a moderate, many of his critics see similarities between him and Hugo Chavez. Like Chavez, López Obrador is charismatic and promises to bring a “radical revolution” to Mexico. True to his left wing beliefs, his economic plan is all about taxing and spending. He calls for universal access to public colleges, raising the minimum wage and increasing spending for welfare.
Yes, he wants to raise taxes and possibly clamp down on corruption to pay for these government handouts. Rather than encouraging competition, he wants to reverse the energy reforms that ended state owned Pemex’s monopoly in the oil industry. He calls for an end to crude oil exports and instead, he wants to build more oil refineries to help Mexico achieve energy independence while guaranteeing employment of Pemex union workers. Rather than moving Mexico’s economy forward by encouraging free trade, he wants to take Mexico backward by incentivizing agriculture, so Mexico will be self-sufficient in food production. His nationalistic economic policy suggests he’s unwilling to compromise on the NAFTA negotiation with the U.S.
No wonder Mexican business people regard López Obrador as the most dangerous man in Mexico. They are deeply concerned his economic policy will weaken the Peso, reduce foreign investment, crash the middle class, ruin the economy and force many Mexicans into poverty as happened in Venezuela. Investors are already running away from Mexico stocks as he widens his lead in the polls. CNBC reports that Mexico’s benchmark stock index fell close to 8 percent in May, the biggest one-month decline since February 2009.
The 21st century is reminding of us of some uncomfortable truths. Abroad, recent controversies over the rise of Chinese mercantilism, the specter of Iranian and North Korean nuclear weapons, tensions in the European Union, the calcified Palestinian question, mass migrations, and the resurgence of Islamic terrorism all offer a number of lessons. At home, just as instructive is the strange juxtaposition between Obama’s suave progressivism and Trump’s coarse conservatism.
The Western world is in turmoil largely because of the widening gap between what the people see as true and the “truth” that their governing classes impose on them for the purported greater moral good. The result is a schizophrenia like that seen before the collapse of the Soviet Empire, in which no one believed that the reality they lived had anything to do with the reality delivered by the media and the state. Trumpism and popular movements in Europe are simply symptoms of another problem that what the ruling elite said was true was often a lie.
Federal authorities have hit two dozen MS-13 gang members with new racketeering charges in connection with a series of murders and other violent crimes on Long Island.
In a superseding indictment unsealed Thursday in New York federal court, prosecutors added eight defendants and three murders to an ongoing federal investigation of the notorious gang. The fresh charges raise the total number of murder charges in the case to 15.
Nicaragua’s totalitarian-minded leftist government, led by Sandinista Daniel Ortega, has responded to a growing uprising against the regime by murdering journalists, brutalizing and slaughtering protesters, and terrorizing the public. According to news reports and human-rights activists, the “former” Marxist mass-murderer is also unleashing savage gangs to dispense violence on his behalf and crush the opposition. Dozens have died already. And unless Ortega decides to relinquish power peacefully, analysts expect the body count to keep rising. The chaos has regional implications, too.
“The asylum seekers had traveled in school buses under police escort to a beachfront rally in Tijuana, where a steel fence juts out into the Pacific Ocean. They sang the Honduran national anthem, and supporters on the San Diego side of the fence waved a Honduran flag.”
This is what that looks like:
George Ramos of Univision said on Tucker Carlson that America needs to do this because American drug addicts are are responsible for the problems in South and Central America.
That’s crap-for-brains thinking. The history of much of South and Central America is that of juntas and revolutions. The term ‘Banana Republic’ dated back to 1901, long before the drug epidemic. These nations got into drug production as a way for revolutionary forces to generate funding. The factions decided that selling drugs was better and more lucrative than fighting a revolution and a narco state stalemate occurred. MS-13 started as a El Salvadorian revolutionary force that became a drug cartel. But why let history get in your way.
So people on the Left are fighting to welcome in people who hop the fence to waive the flag and sing the anthem of their homeland on US soil. This is a cultural gulf that cannot be bridged.
I’m not sure what is going to break us first. An attempt at gun confiscation or the welcoming in of a wave of “refugees” so large that it collapses the infrastructure of a US state.
From NBC News on Twitter:
If a Russian white woman comes to America to give birth to an anchor baby, NBC says that is terrible and all Trump’s fault.
If a Mexican brown woman comes across the border to give birth to an anchor baby, NBC says you’re a despicable racist for opposing that.
I don’t mind immigrants – legal immigrants – from anywhere. Those who go through the process that anyone else does. I don’t mind ‘guest workers’; those who come in to work harvest season and then go back home. And if they want to stay, go through the same immigration process everyone else does.
I DO mind illegal immigration from any nationality; race, color, creed, or religion making no difference. If you’re here illegally, you’re in for the criminal penalties for that.
But, this little bit of information shows the hypocrisy of the proggies. They will simply dump anything that might be a negative for their politics, the nation be damned.
More than 3,800 suspected gang members were charged in an international operation targeting gangs in the United States and Central America, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office said.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco on Friday shared the results of the six-month operation targeting members of violent street gangs MS-13 and Barrio 18, or 18th Street, initiated in March by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Attorneys General of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that more than 70 individuals were charged in the U.S. in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Virginia.
“Increasingly, transnational organized crime – and its attendant violence – touches U.S. communities, leaving devastation in its wake,” Blanco said on Friday, according to the Miami Herald.
President Donald Trump promised to “destroy” MS-13 and other gangs like it during a speech in front of police officers in Long Island, N.Y. in July.
“Together we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities and we’re going to destroy the vile, criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs,” Trump said.
Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico was becoming a greater tragedy with each passing hour.
Early Wednesday, the death toll stood at 248, the Associated Press reported, as rescue teams continued to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Mexico City and surrounding states.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City.
Reports this morning indicate it’s only a matter of time before President Trump ends DACA, which was the Obama-instituted policy that defers immigration action against undocumented people brought into the country when they were under 16.
It was easy to be sympathetic toward most of these people, since it wasn’t their choice to come here illegally and many of them are creating no problems by being here.
Obama often misappropriated the term “prosecutorial discretion,” but rarely as blatantly as he did here
But DACA represents an abuse of executive power and a complete abdication of the rule of law. National Review’s editors expound nicely on these points:
We understand the hesitation, since many of the beneficiaries of this amnesty have sympathetic stories, but as a matter of fidelity to our constitutional system and his campaign promises, Trump must end DACA. If we are going to amnesty an entire class of people, it should obviously be done through the democratic process and, in our view, happen only in exchange for reforms to the immigration system.
DACA contravenes the elementary principle that the legislative branch ought to pass laws and the executive branch ought to enforce them. In 2012, after Congress rejected the DREAM Act, President Obama issued the policy by unilateral decree. Under DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — illegal immigrants under the age of 37 can apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for deferred status. And while the Obama administration pretended the policy would be implemented via “prosecutorial discretion,” with each case considered individually, in practice, USCIS officials say, any illegal immigrant who appears eligible is granted deferred status — which comes with benefits such as a work permit, a Social Security number, and a driver’s license. More than 750,000 illegal immigrants currently enjoy this functional amnesty.
MS-13 doesn’t fear prison, President Trump or even death. But there is one thing that scares the hell out of tattooed members of the murderous Central American gang: La Sombra Negra.
Spanish for “The Black Shadow,” La Sombra Negra is a mysterious paramilitary organization that is part death squad, part vigilante group, and dedicated to responding in extreme kind to MS-13’s ruthlessness. MS-13 members captured by La Somba Negra purportedly have been sexually tortured and dismembered before being dispatched with a bullet, their bodies left to be discovered by family or fellow gang members.
While La Somba Negra, believed to be made up of police and military members, is not active in the U.S., where President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have declared war on MS-13, they have proven a major deterrent to the gang’s activities in its homeland.
They’re called “Autodefensas”. El Supremo Gobierno De Estados Unidos Mexicanos really doesn’t like having them around and tries to regulate them into the Cuerpo de Defensa Rural (Rurales, or Rural Police). And it ain’t working.
As security conditions in Mexico continue to spiral out of control, the country has seen the rise of average citizens taking arms against the drug cartels that are responsible for most of the violence in the country.
Initially Mexico only had a handful of groups, but since 2013, that figure skyrocketed to more than 183 in 14 states. The main hotspots for self-defense organizations are Guerrero and Michoacan, two states rocked by extreme cartel violence, executions, and kidnappings. However, recent developments indicate self-defense groups are starting to establish themselves in the wealthy State of Mexico.
The idea of self-defense groups continues to spread where links between organized crime and politicians are constantly uncovered. Citizens are beginning to gather in Chihuahua, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, and several other states.
Both are illegal aliens, one who was already deported once.
Texas law enforcement are looking for two MS-13 gang members wanted in connection with three separate slayings in the Houston area.
Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, 20, and Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona, 26, are both affiliated with the gang known as La Mara Salvatrucha, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Gonzalez-Barahona is wanted on a murder charge and aggravated kidnapping charge. He is accused of shooting and killing his estranged girlfriend June 18 at their northwest Houston apartment.
Gonzalez-Barahona is an El Salvadoran national who was convicted in a 2010 burglary incident and deported in 2013
Herrera-Hernandez, an El Salvadoran national living in the U.S. illegally, is wanted on two counts of murder in a July 29, 2016, fatal shooting in Missouri City, near Sugar Land, and a July 9, 2017, slaying in Harris County
Maybe just knowing that the law is actually going to be enforced tends influence people?
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said that agents have seen a “miraculous” drop in the number of migrants seeking to cross the border illegally thanks to President Donald Trump.
The significant reduction of illegal border crossings from Mexico to the United States is unprecedented, Judd told C-SPAN on Monday. Judd is the head of a union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents
“What we’ve seen is nothing short of miraculous,” he said. “If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it’s caused the number of illegal border crossers to go down, something that we’ve never seen in history at the Border Patrol. We’ve never seen such a drop that we currently have.”
In June, the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection reported a 53 percent decrease in the number of apprehensions and inadmissible persons along the Southwest border compared to last year. It says the drop in apprehensions has a correlation with those attempting to cross illegally.
Autodefensas para mi!
A series of raging gunbattles between two drug gangs left at least 14 people dead Wednesday in the mountains of the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua.
Authorities said the number of dead could rise. Initial reports from the relatively isolated region had put the death toll as high as 26 but officials said later that only 14 bodies had been recovered.
Oscar Alberto Aparicio, the Chihuahua state security commissioner, said security forces came under fire when they arrived at the scene of the clash in Las Varas, a town about 185 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of the state capital.
Soldiers and police “were met with gunfire, but they managed to beat back the attack and only one patrol vehicle was hit by gunfire,” Aparicio said.
Aparicio said gunfights were continuing as police and soldiers chased gang members through the mountains.