Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Sessions Changes Requirements for Asylum
By Heather Ham-Warren | June 15, 2018
Undoubtedly, the years of failure to enforce federal immigration laws has led to an illegal immigration crisis in the United States. This crisis has only been further exacerbated by abuse of legal immigration loopholes, such as the rampant fraud in asylum claims. Earlier this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department's decision to implement a zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal border crossings; and finally, this week, Sessions announced his decision to crack down on asylum fraud.
Asylum fraud received national attention in April of this year when a caravan of predominantly Central American migrants made their way to the southern border proudly flaunting their plans to claim asylum upon arrival. The group leading the caravan, known as Pueblo Sin Fronteras, boasted of their entitlement to American asylum benefits before they even arrived. Over time, economic migrants have learned magic words that trigger a series of actions meant to protect the most vulnerable of our neighbors. By claiming asylum, they are entitled to a credible fear hearing to determine if the alien has a credible fear or persecution in his/her home country on the basis of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
Since 2014, "membership in a particular social group" has expanded to include victims of domestic or gang violence as members of the protected class. In announcing his decision to restrict asylum categories— returning them to the original intent— Sessions said that going forward, crimes such as domestic violence and gang-related attacks will not automatically entitle immigrants to asylum.
Statistics show that in 2009, DHS conducted 5,000 credible fear reviews. By 2016, that number had increased to 94,000. "The vast majority of the current asylum claims are not valid," Sessions said in remarks Monday. "For the last five years, only 20 percent of claims have been found to be meritorious after a hearing before an immigration judge."
"The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim," Sessions wrote.
"In reaching these conclusions, I do not minimize the vile abuse that the respondent reported she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband or the harrowing experiences of many other victims of domestic violence around the world," Sessions added.
At a time when resources are already scarce, it is crucial for asylum resources to be awarded to individuals most in need.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
California was the Big Kahuna of June 5 primary states. And New Jersey has four competitive House races going on this year.
But it’s another June 5 primary state, Iowa, that may wind up being the more important bellwether heading into autumn.
The new policy was welcomed by some who see it as an important check on smugglers posing as helpers, but immigration advocates accuse the administration of using the detained children as “bait” for attracting, investigating and deporting immigrants living in the United States without authorization. Either way, it is certain to make it even harder to recruit families, usually relatives, to care for children who cross the border alone or who are separated from their parents. Authorities are preparing more shelters to house them.
Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm – and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops – including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London – by the beginning of 2019. The closures come as part of a company voluntary arrangement, which is an insolvency deal designed to keep the chain running while it renegotiates terms with landlords. The deal will be voted on by creditors within the month.
Is this necessary and possible threat!!Scott Rasmussen
June 8, 2018: The current value of former military equipment now held by local law enforcement agencies is $1,888,559,339. Over half that total comprises 849 mine-resistant vehicles and 458 aircraft.
Since 1990, a total of $6 billion worth of former military equipment has been transferred to local police. The ongoing program continually gives surplus military equipment to local police departments.
The militarization of police has been controversial especially since the response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, during 2014. President Obama issued an executive order limiting the sale of some equipment to local departments. The Trump administration has rolled back the Obama order.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Was going to vote for Boulton for governor but because of an allegation he's out of the race. Is politics, I see no difference than the rest of the candidates but he a young guy and I think it's time for the thirty Generation to step into the breach.
Indications are to me that there is a major effort underway to not just turn the party left but to have it taken over by the radical left agenda that even goes past with Bernie Sanders represents. Which part of the swamp he's no radical but this other bunch that are riding his coattails and using him in my opinion they are radical and they're out to destroy this country. Not for themselves but for the rest of us to pay for what they want to do and deliver. It seems likely that s
Glasson is there candidate.
Quite interesting that if Hubble would become governor of Iowa, there is Pete Rickett's in Nebraska, Rainer in Illinois nd his Democratic opponent is another 1%.
That the alternative to the one percenters in 2018 it seems are women and especially those that have served.
I will probably write in somebody's name.
It's no fun to vote when you have no interest in any of the candidates and they really stand for things that you oppose and are basically in 2018 following the Mob of the left.
Final thought is the Democratic party in Iowa could be taken over by this element of the left just like the tea party took over the Republican Party in the past years but then they regained control of it and that'll happen with the Democratic party as well. There is an outside chance that we will never see the Democratic party that people like me has been class decades in it just might be gone.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Conrad Black
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Saudi Arabia, run by Sunni muslims, is currently fighting a Shiite muslim group called the Houthis, who seized the capital of Yemen in 2014. The Houthis are backed by Iran. Under the Obama and Trump administrations, the United States has been providing aid to the Saudi coalition without authorization from Congress.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
By using the justice system as a political weapon,
Mueller and his supporters in both parties are confirming what many
Americans already believe: We are not all equal under one law.
After all, Mueller took his job not at the behest of the man who by all accounts he is likely to professionally and personally disdain, Donald Trump, but of the blue-chip Beltway elite of which he is a charter member. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed him nearly a year ago to lead an investigation without parameters. That’s because Mueller’s job is to obscure the abuses of the US surveillance apparatus that occurred under the Obama administration.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tyranny of Shaming
American Race Wars as Seen by an Immigrant
- The bias of many Americans against American values has blinded them from seeing the reasons we immigrants went through hell to come to this country. Many Americans believe that those who criticize the culture from which we escaped must be "Islamophobic." They seem not to understand why we never again want to see what we have gone through so much to escape from.
- Such attacks on the white majority in Americans are, bluntly, racist. It is a shame that so many Americans are unable or refuse to see what many immigrants see: that it was under this white majority that millions of oppressed people -- of all colors and creeds -- from around the world were rescued from tyranny, Sharia law, slavery, discrimination, Islamism and a miserable existence under corrupt, war-torn and famine-stricken nations. Instead, many seem to want to bring all that here.
- We watched American freedoms as a dream: to be able to smile back at a man who opened the door for you without accusations of being a loose woman for smiling. To be able to wear what you want, go out when you want, work or get an education or not, and venture to hope one day to live under a system that respects monogamy and equal rights for women and minorities. Yes, it is the American culture where whites are the majority, no problem with that, that made our dreams come true. Despite its shortcomings no other country in the world offers its citizens the chance to be whatever they would like. We might never get back what we already have.
Many well-meaning Americans, however, may have had enough of this endless, empty and dysfunctional discussion of race. To an outsider, Americans seem obsessed with race; and the discussion always deteriorates to shouting, insulting, blaming, finger-pointing, distorting reality and removing any hope of taking responsibility for oneself. The goal of the discussion always seems to be to try to claim that "I am holier than thou."
Asking the Customer on Health Policy
Robert Bartley, the late editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, was a free trade zealot who for decades championed a five-word amendment to the Constitution: "There shall be open borders."
Bartley accepted what the erasure of America's borders and an endless influx or foreign peoples and goods would mean for his country.
Said Bartley, "I think the nation-state is finished."
His vision and ideology had a long pedigree.
This free trade, open borders cult first flowered in 18th-century Britain...cont'd at Buchanan.Org...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Fortunately, this did not occur in actual combat, but was simulated as part of a war game pitting a carrier task force including numerous antisubmarine escorts against HSMS Gotland, a small Swedish diesel-powered submarine displacing 1,600 tons. Yet despite making multiple attacks runs on the Reagan, the Gotland was never detected.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Note - there are three Democratic candidates and one Socialist candidate for president in 2020 in this picture.
Our response must be total repeal of Mandate and get these people out of making our medical decisions for us.
Second, complete repeal of Obamacare and get the government out of health care. We but in private market with doctors determining care and what prescriptions not insurance personnel. They just receive the bills for services rendered under policy and pay the provider. No veto and asking for justification.
Third, then place these building on the private market..
Why are citizen who register as Democrats having to pay for and have a non-Democrat as a candidate? And to be associated with his views and policies.
I know one state democratic party by-laws require a vote of state central committee and its bi-annual state convention to support a non-Democrat. Also, to send their State Chair to DC meetings of the DNC and then as board members of Our Revolution attend to business while being paid for by state democratic voters. Yes, that's Nebraska Democratic Chair
Democratic Party doesn't exist in 2018 - it let the radical left and Sen Sanders just walk in and take it.
Why can they kill a child before birth without the fathers' knowledge or input and that's protected.
How about making both parents responsible.
Do we know the statistics of how many wife falsely accuse their ex's of abuse? Why not? I'm one and she had no consequences but it changed by life.
This is why we should make very clear our immigration policies of who we want and why. Not those coming in here now, legally or illegally.
Just look at the history of the Balkans. Its about ethnic groups and not assimilated Americans.
Then the Mike Flynn plea deal has been turned over to Judge Emmet Sullivan who replace the Judge who heard accepted the plea, then three days later left the case. Judge Sullivan past is one who digs for the truth. See if this is true in this case. Flynn's deal will likely be vacated cause him and his attorney were not informed that FBI said he did not lie.
The big difference was Watergate was pursued by just one entity this is all over the board. The only option seems to me a Congressional Hearing as was Watergate.
As they say these days, this is a teachable moment.
Thank you Chancellor - a good day for freedom and liberty.
The quiet encroachment of the judicial over our elected bodies is disturbing.
While the left says it wants the influence of money out of politics look at the politics of the major donors who is funding their newspapers, blogs, institution, etc... the Republicans are in line for any taxpayer credit, subsidy, exemptions and protection...and Democrats have vanished from the public arena...
Believe we can elect citizens without a $B - disturbing how voters are turning to very rich people.