Score: Pres. Trump: 72 — 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: 0

February 12, 2017

President’s moratorium on non-vetted “refugees” places national security above political naïveté

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has just released a compelling, fact-filled  report that places President Donald Trump squarely on the right side of this crucial national security issue.

A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks. These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to enter the United States.

In June 2016 the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, then chaired by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, released a report on individuals convicted in terrorist cases. Using open sources (because the Obama administration refused to provide government records), the report found that 380 out of 580 people convicted in these cases since 9/11 were foreign-born. The report is no longer available on the Senate website, but a summary published by Fox News is available here.

Read the complete CIS report here.

SRAZ includes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denial issued Feb. 9, 2017 by a three-judge panel. The left-leaning court is the most overturned in the nation.


AZ legislators’ bill suspends refugee resettlement program

February 3, 2017

Refugee resettlement has been in the forefront of national news since Pres. Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the program for 120 days until adequate vetting of those from terror sponsoring nations is in place. The president is of the opinion that American security is more important than political correctness.  After the Boston marathon carnage, San Bernardino, Orlando and a host of other bloody attacks by resettled but unwilling to assimilate refugees who bear allegiance to ISIS, few disagree with that premise as evidenced by recent polls.

Rasmussen Reports indicates most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from seven Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.  The recent survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.

The Arizona legislature is also responding to the issue with SB 1468(click link to read) which amends Title 1, Chapter 2, Article 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes with the addition of Section 1-272, relating to refugee resettlement. It was introduced by Sens. Judy Burges and Sonny Borrelli and Reps. Mark Finchem, Anthony Kern, Vince Leach and  Don Shooter. The bill indefinitely suspends Arizona’s participation in the resettlement program and imposes a fine of $1,000 a day per refugee on any charity or group providing services to refugees.

Pew Research Center notes that with 4,110 resettled in Arizona in 2016, our state is number six among the top ten states to receive the largest number of refugees.

Before leaving office Barack Obama announced that 10,000 Syrians would be allowed entry the following year. As of Nov. 19, 2016, 31 Governors across the country were concerned enough by the potential for terror that they opposed the entry of new Syrian refugees according to this CNN map. (scroll down.)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued this press release stating his immediate plan to halt the placement of any new refugees in Arizona a year ago.

The ‘flash mobs’ protesting these reasonable restrictions have been mobilized at airports around the nation by the same activist groups that protest a security wall along our southern border or other efforts to protect our nation and citizens from harm. John McCain’s longtime financier, Socialist billionaire George Soros, a leftist, open borders proponent, has funded numerous such anarchist organizations to create havoc. We saw them burn down Ferguson, Missouri, terrorize and ultimately shut down those who dare to engage in free speech on university campuses, and screech vulgarities on the mall in Washington, D.C. on the day of President Trump’s inaugural.

Today Paris is once again under attack. This time by a machete wielding man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked French soldiers at the Louvre Museum.

It’s past time to wise up. Arizona’s legislators are on the right track.

 


Pres. Trump’s travel ban protects Americans

January 31, 2017

America hating George Soros revs up mobs

President Donald Trump is not letting any grass grow under his feet as he takes his job seriously and fulfills promises he made as the Republican nominee.  After eight years of an Obama administration, American leftists can’t deal with a leader with integrity, who means what he says and  gets down to the business of protecting the country he loves.

Late Monday Pres. Trump announced the firing of acting attorney general Sally Yates, an Obama holdover, who had defied him on his travel ban, saying she “has betrayed the Department of Justice.” It will be a different story when Sen. Jeff Sessions is confirmed as U.S. Attorney General.

Trump issued an executive order imposing a 90-day restriction on entry to the U.S. by citizens of seven countries where vetting of “refugees“ is impossible. The countries are Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Yemen.  The MSM refers to them as immigrants. They are not.  The moratorium is referred to as a Muslim ban.  It is not. From the liberal perspective, it would appear that anyone who desires to enter the United States has a right to do so, and we have an obligation to allow them unfettered access to our land, despite being unable to gauge the risk of terrorism they could present.

Barack Obama  who spent most of his presidency golfing, traveling or vacationing,  has now become an activist, saying he “fundamentally disagrees” with  Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” and is “heartened” by the protests.

 Obama must be suffering from amnesia, since he instituted  similar restrictions himself, in 2016.  As a former ACORN community organizer, the protesters clogging airports and streets would appeal to him.  The fact that large numbers of otherwise non-working people can be mobilized  within short order is thanks to multi-billionaire Socialist George Soros, who advocates for borderless nations — which are not nations at all. 

This no doubt accounts for Soros’ close friendship with the unprincipled John McCain, who has promoted amnesty for illegal aliens since his days of partnering with liberal icon Ted Kennedy. Now he has other cronies, but the issue of throwing open our doors and funding benefits for those who enter the U.S. by stealth has always appealed to him. His latest amnesty cohort, Jeff Flake, refused to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump, and like McCain, made it clear he would not vote for him.  

Mull that over. Arizona’s two U.S. Senators, who run as Republicans, both voted for Hillary Clinton. 


Pres. Trump intends to build a wall

January 27, 2017

Financing? That’s the easy part

Amid much fanfare, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled his trip to Washington on Thursday. He’s miffed that President Donald Trump has neither backed off his call for the construction of a wall along our southern border or suggesting that it could possibly be funded by an import tax on goods from Mexico.

There are myriad ways of financing a security wall to keep illegal drugs, gangs and illegal invaders from Mexico, South and Central America as well as global terror sponsoring nations from flooding the U.S.

What is beyond comprehension is that Mexico would condone losing its young, vigorous men, leaving the country to be inhabited by women, children and the elderly. And why?  The answer is remittances, those funds sent back to Mexico from their nationals living and working here, bolstering the Mexican economy by more than $25 billion in 2014.

Several years ago, Mexico even produced a comic book to aid its own less than literate citizens in navigating the desert to leave their homeland. They were instructed what to wear and bring with them. It outlined their “legal rights” telling them what do and say if they are detained. Once they reach the US, they are instructed to keep a low profile. WND’s post is titled,  “How to be an Illegal.”

Remittances, a massive, tax-free transfer of wealth out of the United States, now exceed Mexico’s oil exports as the nation’s greatest source of income, according to this February 2016 in-depth report by the Government Accountability Office. The study was commissioned by Sen. David Vitter (ret.) and U.S. Rep. Tom Price. All told, it reveals that foreign-born workers, both legal and illegal,  in the U.S. sent $54.2 billion in remittances abroad to Mexico, China, India, and the Philippines which collectively received the most money, according to GAO’s analysis of the World Bank’s Bilateral Remittance Matrix, in 2014.

Billions are also sent yearly to China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Korea. So paying these foreign nationals’ salaries does not result in strengthening our own economy, since much of their earnings detour back to their homelands.

Banks, credit unions and even convenience markets are among various entities facilitating remittances.  The time has come for these money transfers to be taxed.  Then there is the issue of the $millions in foreign aid American taxpayers are funding and the benefits they underwrite once the illegals get settled. The U.K.’s Daily Mail tells the shocking story.  Do you recall reading about this in the local news? Didn’t think so.


No news about arrested local Jihadist in AZ Republic

December 24, 2016

Lack of information exposes the falsehood of adage “No news is good news”

The local newspaper isn’t giving this any ink, but Pamela Geller reports ISIS is in Phoenix and plotting to attack a midnight mass and Tucson Jewish community center. Also on Derrick Thompson’s attack list found by officers during a search of the apartment he shared with his wife and young child, were a military recruiting center and fitness location. Thompson, who also goes by the name Abu Talib Al-Amriki, is a home-grown, Phoenix raised jihadist. He’s a convicted felon, prohibited from purchasing firearms, which he has repeatedly attempted to do online. He was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Geller links to an ABC 15 Arizona report.

Thompson’s arrest comes a month after Mahin Khan, an 18-year-old Arizona man, was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism convictions stemming from a plot to attack a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix.

While the Arizona Republic busies itself denouncing President-elect Donald Trump and irrationally comparing him to German mass murderer Adolf Hitler weeks before his inauguration, fundamental Islamic terrorists are working to decimate us. The newspaper — which often reprints the identical story in another section of the same edition — can’t claim it has no additional space to inform Arizonans of the terrorists in our midst. It might just be it has no will to do so.

This nearly six-year old SRAZ post, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, includes this ABC 10 San Diego news report detailing the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah has a long established foothold in Tijuana and other border towns.

Read the shocking results of this Center for Security Policy poll conducted among U.S. Muslims who say they would trade the U.S. Constitution for Shariah law and specify that the Quran should be highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion.

After famed neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson responded to a question by saying that he would not support an obedient Muslim for president because Islamic law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, the former brain surgeon’s roasting among media talkers and politicians of all stripes took on a life of its own.

There’s no doubt that Dr. Carson was correct. But among dedicated liberals these days political correctness trumps being correct — even if we are ensuring our own demise and burqas for our granddaughters.


Ongoing terrorism, refugee crisis propel change

December 21, 2016

Tuesday’s Drudge Report was topped by a provocative photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel holding up her hands, palms facing out, dripping blood.  It was a fitting portrayal of a foolish woman who thinks compassion for those in war-torn lands is shown by destroying your own country, demoralizing you own citizens and importing those who despise everything the German, French, English, Belgium and other European cultures stand for. That includes the binding language, mores, faith, legal system…you name it. 

Nothing in Western society is compatible with fundamentalist Islam. This unbelievable atrocity describes the commitment of Jihadists to their goal of destroying us all, even using their own young children as suicide bombers.

The United States has been on the receiving end of this lunacy countless times, although Barack Obama remains defiant when it comes to identifying the perpetrators of such carnage as “radical Islamic terrorists.”

In Berlin a Christmas marketplace filled with shoppers, mothers and children, became a horror scene as another bloody massacre took place. Yet despite the ongoing “migrant” crisis facilitated by the incompetent Merkel, as she runs for reelection for a fourth term her opponents are characterized as right-wing populists.

Doesn’t that have a familiar ring? The American left still can’t come to terms with Donald Trump’s victory. The most effective way of marginalizing a leader is to call them right-wing extremists or compare them to mass murderer Hitler, when it’s obvious the current system isn’t working and citizens want change.

The Gatestone Institute recently posted Islamism in Europe, which we recommend.


Obama’s 2016 final presser so filled with BS, reporter faints

December 17, 2016

In the self aggrandizing style Americans have come to know so well, Barack Obama tried to sell us the falsehood that he is leaving behind a more prosperous and safer country than the one he inherited. Apparently the almost out-the-door president forgot about San Bernardino, Orlando, the Boston Marathon, Fort Hood and other radical Islamic inspired carnage. He’s a busy man after all.  So many golf courses, so little time. Still blaming George W. Bush after eight long years in the White House, he claimed, “Almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than it was eight years ago.” His bowing to foreign heads of state, despots and tyrants must have worked.

Counting as positives, issues most Americans view as costly blunders or outright failures, Obama touted lower unemployment numbers, reflecting Labor Secretary Tom Perez’ new smoke and mirrors calculating practices, which no longer count those who want to work but are unable to find employment. They are now booted off the list after four weeks.

In citing a tripling of the stock market, Obama neglected to attribute the rise corresponding to the election of Donald Trump, whose message of bringing jobs back to the U.S., resonates with the American people, giving them renewed hope. Obama claimed 20 million more Americans are now covered since he force fed them ObamaCare “affordable health care” coverage — based on continually repeated lies and with unaffordable premiums. Here in Arizona the costs are set to escalate 116%.

On the issue of foreign policy, Obama actually said he “de-escalated” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan” and has forged new relationships with Iran and Cuba. Forging relationships with brutal dictators committed to terrorism and the annihilation of Israel is his curious description of paying the brutal Iranian regime off with $150 billion, allowing them nuclear capabilities and lying about doing so.  To this day, Obama refuses to utter the words “Islamic terrorism.” Cuba? Ninety miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba is still under the oppressive thumb of Communism, but Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Castrophile,  was all too happy to accompany Obama to the island nation and plant a big wet smooch on Raul Castro‘s red derrière.

Of course, Obama mentioned his climate deal to combat what he calls “man-made climate change,” and numerous scientists discount as a cyclical phenomena, primarily caused by natural process. America would have to make major and costly concessions while countries such as China and India, called “emerging nations,” have no stringent markers to meet.

Obama restated his belief that the Russians were responsible for the hacks into Democrat Party emails but said they did not affect voting machines or the election outcome. “This was not some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme,” he said, though he berated the media for its thorough coverage of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s embarrassing emails.

He called the unexpected Trump victory and Hillary’s crushing defeat, “a fascinating election.”

Obama praised Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is running for chairman of the Democrat National Committee. “He is tireless; he is wicked smart,” Obama said. “Wicked” is not normally regarded as a compliment, but Democrats view their world through a unique prism.  Arizonans remember Perez as the wicked one who targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio for enforcing the law.

During Obama’s comments, a female reporter collapsed in a faint and his personal physician — just down the hall —- was called in to assist her. She regained consciousness as she was taken out of the room and able to breathe fresh air.

The news conference was the last one before the Obama family and entourage depart for its annual Hawaiian vacation. Unable to wish the American people a Merry Christmas, Barack Obama reverted to Hawaiian, bidding all a “Mele Kalikimaka.”

H/T Politico: The full transcript can be read here