Republicrats align with Dems on amnesty bills

May 16, 2018

Invaders have unlikely friends in high places

While they think that Americans aren’t paying attention, eighteen Republican members of congress have signed a “discharge petition” in an effort to bring numerous liberal immigration bills to the floor for a vote. In doing so, they are intentionally defying President Trump and House leadership, while weakening GOP unity and demoralizing the base of GOP voters prior to the upcoming midterm elections.

Their motivation remains murky.

One of the bills in the package will grant full amnesty to those given DACA status by Barack Obama, even as he repeatedly stated he was legally unable to force such actions. 

The outrageous effort is being shepherded by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL) and Jeff Denham (CA). Charlie Dent (PA), will have his signature count despite the fact he resigned from Congress this month. View the complete list of signers of H.Res. 774 – “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4760) to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes,” Yes. That’s the brassy and vague title. Good luck trying to find the actual text.

The discharge petition process is normally used by the minority party to force votes the majority won’t allow, making it all the more bizarre that Republicans who still hold the majority are pushing this legislation in tandem with the most liberal Democrats.

Donald Trump won the GOP nomination over 16 other Republican primary challengers — based in large measure on his commitment to securing our border and building a wall. This is clearly what the majority of American citizens want.

The 7th District Dent represented is currently a top Democrat target, especially after it became more competitive under the new congressional map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The court threw out the old map in January, ruling it was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. This is their 138-page opinion. The justices are elected on partisan ballots and serve ten-year terms. Only two of the seven justices — Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor and Associate Justice Sallie Updyke Munday — are Republicans.

The Sanctuary State of California has become Ground Zero for illegal aliens. They are welcomed  by Gov. Jerry Brown, though the citizens have had their fill.  A recent poll shows a majority of Californians want more deportations as their state devolves into what author Victor Davis Hanson so aptly named “Mexifornia,” in his visionary 2003 book,

In 2007 writing for City Journal, Hanson wrote this bleak assessment, “Mexifornia, Five Years Later.” Do yourself a favor and read it.  We have just been warned by the organizers of the last “caravan” of illiterate and unskilled Central Americans, who blatantly disrespect the United States, that they are replicating their last invasion effort, aided and abetted by Mexico, which allowed them safe passage on their way to the United States.

The leftwing local newspaper softly refers to the invaders asmigrants” and “asylum-seekers.

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AG Jeff Sessions: “People are not going to stampede our border”

May 3, 2018

Trump administration “sending a message worldwide”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday the Justice Department will send 35 prosecutors and 18 judges to the southern U.S. border to bolster efforts to prosecute foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally. Some of these illegals have previously been deported and are reentering the U.S.

Among the assistant attorneys dispatched to the border, 15 will be allocated to Texas, eight to California, six to Arizona and six to New Mexico. Immigration judges will be deployed to adjudicate cases in courts along the U.S-Mexico border in parts of the same states.

Eloy and Florence Arizona will each have immigration courts.

“The American people made very clear their desire to secure our borders and prioritize the public safety and national security of our homeland,” Sessions said in this statement. “Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is essential to our republic. By deploying these additional resources to the Southwest border, the Justice Department and the Trump Administration take yet another step in protecting our nation, its borders, and its citizens. It must be clear that there is no right to demand entry without justification.”

Unveiling the measure at the DOJ, Sessions specifically pointed to a caravan of illegals from Central America — notably Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — claiming to seek asylum. The caravan, which made its way through Mexico in recent months, was part of the impetus behind the decision to prosecute violators. They made no effort to stay in Mexico, where they speak the same language and have similar customs.

“We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed,” Sessions said. “People are not going caravan or otherwise stampede our border. We need legality and integrity in the system. People should wait their turn, ask to apply lawfully before they enter our country. So we’re sending a message worldwide.”

 In a welcome move, the Trump administration has cracked down on illegal border crossings, with Sessions unveiling charges against 11 caravan members on Monday as they arrived at the Tijuana/San Diego border. Exhibiting their desire to be good citizens, illegals were openly rebelling against the laws of the country they hoped to enter by defiantly scaling the border wall.


Central American illegals engage in border stunts

April 30, 2018

Coached, aided and abetted by open border legal activists

San Diego NBC 7 reports on the Central American “asylum seekers” who caravanned through Mexico in an attempt to breach our sovereign U.S. border. They are being coached on proper responses to give to Border Patrol agents by lawyer activists who regard the laws they are sworn to uphold as mere contrivances to circumvent.

Mexico, which has strict border enforcement along its own border with Central America, has taken on the role of facilitating co-conspirator, allowing the illegal entrants to pass peaceably through its borders. If these people claiming to seek asylum from horrific conditions in their own homelands actually need immediate help, why wouldn’t they have sought  asylum in Mexico where they speak the same language and share many customs? Instead, they cheer, “Gracias, Mexico!”

Don’t waste your sympathies on these natives of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flooding through Tijuana into San Diego. There is a game plan at work here and Mexico is a key player.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail covers Mexico’s double standard when it comes to a wall to protect it’s own border.

Secretary of Homeland Security and attorney Kirstjen M. Nielsen warned in this recent statement on the Arrival of the Central American ‘Caravan’ at the U.S.-Mexico border that anyone — including people advising the illegals — caught breaking U.S. immigration laws would be prosecuted:

“Let me be clear: we will enforce the immigration laws as set forth by Congress. If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.

DHS, in partnership with DOJ, has taken a number of steps to ensure the necessary resources are in place to promptly adjudicate all cases and claims, through either our civil immigration system or through criminal prosecution, consistent with our laws.

 Individuals of the ‘caravan’ seeking asylum or other similar claims should seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.

The smugglers, traffickers, and criminals understand our legal loopholes better than Congress and are effectively exploiting them to their advantage. This President fully understands the threat this poses to Americans and has been crystal clear since the beginning of his Administration that we will protect our borders and our sovereignty.

I, again, ask Congress to work with me to quickly pass legislation to close the legal loopholes that prevent us from securing our borders and protecting Americans. I stand ready to work with any member who in good faith seeks to support DHS’s mission and secure our country.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. Secretary Nielsen is a world apart from Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Insecurity. Laissez-faire leftist Napolitano, a former Arizona Governor was noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

We also direct you toCaravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries,a topical column by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.


3 sentences describe major reason Pres. Trump won

April 8, 2018

Take a moment to read this cogent White House press statement.

This is SRAZ’s shortest post ever in our nearly 11 years of bringing our readers information from a conservative perspective.  When the job is getting done as promised, there’s no need to gild the lily.  The facts eloquently speak for themselves.

 


McCain’s staff protest Trump’s pick for CIA director

March 14, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase. John McCain was diagnosed in July 2017 with what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive, highly malignant form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

According to the American Brain Cancer Association, among the symptoms that can develop as a result of increased pressure on the brain are drowsiness, headaches, weakness, visual changes and memory and speech difficulties. 

McCain’s family would like us to believe that the seriously ill 81-year-old is sitting at home tweeting at breakneck speed and staying out of D.C. only due to concerns of catching the virulent flu that peaked in January. Daughter Meghan claims he might return to work “by summer.” McCain’s senate events” page goes back to 2013 and ends July 2016.

His staff, worried about their own professional futures are obviously working overtime attempting to keep him relevant, since retirement is outside of his realm of rationality.

So when we read that ‘Never Trumper’ John McCain is vehemently opposed to Gina Haspel, President Trump’s choice as C.I.A. director, it naturally raises questions about who is actually pulling the opposition strings. 

In the statement, McCain supposedly demanded Gina Haspel, currently the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, must pledge “without reservation” to oppose the use of torture if she is to be approved as director.

“The torture of detainees in US custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history,” according to the left-leaning operatives running his office. “We are still dealing with the consequences of that desperately misguided decision.”

“Ms. Haspel,” they opine, “needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process.”

Enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, were successfully used on two high profile al-Qaeda detainees in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 to retrieve information regarding the mass murder of nearly 3,000 people in New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, by Islamic extremists who commandeered commercial airliners to perpetrate unprecedented carnage on American soil.

America survived the grotesque nightmare they perpetrated, Terrorists and those aligned with them survived being dunked. No one died from waterboarding. Apologizing for using such interrogation techniques is absurd.


A necessary shakeup at the White House

March 13, 2018

In an abrupt ouster Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired Tuesday via a presidential tweet. The firing should come as no surprise, since reports of their disagreement on the 2015 disastrous Iran nuclear deal entered into by Barack Obama, have been an obstacle in their relationship.

Globalist Obama submitted the deal — which included more than $100 billion, including $1.8  billion in cash — to the United Nations prior to sending it to congress.

President Trump issued this unequivocal statement early this year.

Coupled with the firing of Tillerson, President Trump announced his intention to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas Congressman, to replace the former Exxon CEO.

Pompeo has called the Iran deal “disastrous.” Tillerson had pushed Trump to remain in the agreement.

CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, has been named to take over for Pompeo at the intelligence agency. If confirmed, Haspel would be the CIA’s first female director.

The Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank where Thomas Sowell was a senior fellow until his retirement, ran this illuminating column by Richard Epstein, exposing the risky Iran deal.


USAG Sessions takes illegal alien fight to Calif.

March 8, 2018

Liberals controlling the state, give additional protections to illegals

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session has taken on elected officials in California for  pushing a “radical open borders agenda.” Speaking to the California Peace Officers’ Association in San Diego Wednesday, Sessions accused Democrat Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf of “actively seeking to help illegal aliens avoid apprehension” by warning them of impending San Francisco Bay Area sweeps by  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. SRAZ recently covered Schaaf’s indefensible actions.

“Her actions support those who flout our laws and boldly validate the illegality,” Sessions said, adding, “How dare you? How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda.”

Sessions also criticized California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom — the darling of the left, now running for governor —  for praising Schaaf’s warning. Watch this video of open border proponent Gov. Jerry Brown welcoming illegals into California. Brown called Sessions speech, “pure red meat for the base,” preposterously declaring the administration was “going to war with the state.”

“Bragging about and encouraging the obstruction of our law enforcement and the law is an embarrassment to this proud and important state,” Sessions said.

“Contrary to what you might hear from the lawless open borders radicals, we are not asking California, Oakland, or anyone else to enforce immigration laws,” he stated, adding, “California is treating immigration officers differently for the purpose of eviscerating border controls and advancing an open borders philosophy shared by only the most radical extremists.”

 Stating his case clearly, Sessions added, “Stop protecting lawbreakers and giving all officers more dangerous work to do so that a few politicians can score political points on the backs of officer safety,”

“It cannot be that someone who illegally crosses the border and two days later arrives in Sacramento, Dubuque, Louisville, and Central Islip is home free — never to be removed. It cannot be the policy of a great nation to up and reward those who unlawfully enter its country with legal status, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and work permits. Meanwhile those who engage in this process lawfully and patiently and wait their turn are discriminated against at every turn.”

Attorney General Sessions’ complete speech can be read here.

Tuesday’s lawsuit — filed in Sacramento — represents the escalation of the Trump administration’s push to crack down on illegal immigration.

Sessions was in San Diego to announce the Justice Department’s lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, which seeks to nullify three laws passed by the legislature that constrain federal immigration officers from performing their duties. The laws, granting numerous protections to illegals, were passed and signed by Gov. “Moonbeam” Brown in 2017 as Assembly Bill 450, Senate Bill 54, and Assembly Bill 103.