Tag: Immigration

Ep. 919 The Coup and the Coverup

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In this episode I address the coup attempt against Trump and the McCabe/Rosenstein plot to remove him from office. I also address the media’s complete facepalm on an immigration “fact-check.”

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Poll: Large Majority of Democrats Say U.S. Needs Secure Borders

A new Harvard University poll reveals that a majority of Democrats believe the United States needs strong border security.

The poll reveals that 79 percent of U.S. voters say the U.S. needs strong borders. That includes 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats.

A large majority of voters also believe in merit-based immigration, with 87 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of independents and 72 percent of Democrats agreeing that  immigration priorities should be given to those with the “ability to contribute to America.”

The Washington Times reports:

Meanwhile, 68 percent overall oppose a lottery-based immigration system which is meant to ensure “greater diversity: in the U.S.; 78 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and 62 percent of Democrats agree.

In addition, 61 percent overall say U.S. border security is inadequate; 84 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and 40 percent of Democrats agree.

Polling from Vulnerable Dem Seats Should be a Wakeup Call for Compromise

Democrats who think they’re winning the immigration debate and that their antics in Congress are convincing Americans we don’t need a border wall may be in for a shock.

A new poll focused on the seats of Nancy Pelosi’s most vulnerable allies — ten Democrat representatives of districts won by President Donald Trump in 2016 — paints a very different picture.

Regardless of how these districts voted in the midterm elections this past November, they support the President’s policies on border security, not Speaker Pelosi’s; and not by a slim margin. Sixty-one percent agree with the President, compared to 35 percent who are opposed.

The reasons are clear and closely aligned with those that motivate the President. A majority of these voters — 52 percent — recognize that the situation on the border is a national security threat, so they support building a wall or a barrier by ten points.

The message to Chuck and Nancy here is clear: whatever temporary “victory” Democrats want to claim in President Trump’s agreement to reopen the government for three weeks, they are not out of the woods yet. In these battleground districts, support for the Democrat leadership’s “no wall, no way” strategy is incredibly low.

Only 28 percent of respondents would have their Democratic congressperson stand with Nancy Pelosi to block any wall being built. When informed of additional information — like the fact that the vast majority of U.S. Border Patrol agents believe the wall is necessary to secure the border — support for “no wall, no way” falls to just 24 percent of respondents.

By contrast, not only would more of these respondents like their Democratic representatives to support building the wall rather than oppose it, a huge plurality wants the two sides to compromise.

The news gets even worse for Chuck and Nancy. By seven points, these vulnerable Democrat districts think President Trump is the one in this fight who is open to compromise. In fact, an absolute majority of respondents thought the Democrats should have accepted President Trump’s unilateral offer outright to address our border crisis.

**LISTEN: Dan discusses the major problem Democrats have created for themselves in the shutdown fight**

Nancy Pelosi rejected that offer, which would have reopened the government permanently and given illegal immigrants once covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) a three year reprieve, before she even heard it.

Even securing the pay of 800,000 federal workers and securing a victory that Democrats have been fighting nearly 18 years to get was not enough to bring Pelosi back to the table. The $5.7 billion President Trump sought in return to fund border security including sections of border barriers was simply too much for the Democrat obstructionists to agree to.

Democrats and Republicans alike have three weeks to fix this mess and that kind of reluctance is just not going to cut it. All Members of Congress regardless of party should take their marching orders from their constituents in these districts.

It’s time for a serious compromise that includes the wall our border patrol says we need. These results indicate both parties ignore that at their peril.

Ep. 903 The Democrats Have a Big Problem

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In this episode I address the political problem the Democrats have created for themselves in the shutdown fight. I also address the reason that the Roger Stone indictment is devastating for the collusion narrative. Finally, I address the catastrophe in Venezuela and the liberal effort to cover it up.

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Media Silent on Prominent Latino Pastor’s Support for Trump Border Efforts

Prominent Texas pastor, Ramiro Peña has been a leading latino supporter of President Trump and, according to Newsbusters, the media have all but ignored his existence.

During the President’s recent trip to the southern border in McAllen, Texas, Peña said that Trump had a “heart of compassion” and thanked him for addressing the immigration humanitarian crisis.

Newsbusters writes that “the nation’s top broadcast television networks, in English and Spanish, have consistently ignored Pastor Peña and his significant role advising the President…”

The publication continues, “When you hear what Pastor Peña had to say to the President, including validating his heart of compassion and determination to bring an end to the scourge of human suffering that comes with illegal immigration, it is no wonder that most of the media chose to avoid airing his views, as they just didn’t fit within – and in fact were diametrically opposed to – their preferred narrative and spin on the subject.”

Peña told President Trump:

I especially want to thank you for calling this what it is: a humanitarian crisis. When you use that language it really sets bells to ringing, because that is what it is. People in my profession see the suffering, the human suffering, brought by drugs, by the arms that are brought across making our communities more violent, the trafficking of women and children especially, and boys and young males as well. And the truth that needs to be talked about, that is seldom talked about, is the amount of under-reporting of crime. When these things happen in the shadows people are not always eager to point out the crimes that are taking place, and it goes under-reported. But people in my profession, especially Spanish-speaking pastors, especially Spanish-speaking pastors in this sector, know firsthand the human suffering, the human toll that’s taking place because of the onslaught. The sickness, the disease, the lack of sanitation that’s going on because of the bunch-up at the border, and people trying to come in. So I just want to give a very heartfelt thanks because I have had the privilege of visiting with you before. I know your heart of compassion. Although some don’t want to paint you as having a heart of compassion, I know you as a man that does have this heart of compassion. It’s genuine and authentic, and the fact that you called it what it is: it’s a crisis and a humanitarian crisis, and again the pastors that I’m here representing today salute you and thank you for wanting to bring an end to untold suffering that’s taking place on our southern border. Thank you, Mr. President.

Ep. 894 The Spy Game Explained

In this episode I address the scandalous new revelation about the FBI’s political attack on the President. I also address the cover up operation to hide the spying scandal. I also address the “trap” President Trump is setting in this government shutdown. Finally, I address the real reason the immigration crisis is exploding.

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Ep. 890 The Pressure is on

In this episode I address the media’s false attacks on President Trump after his Oval Office speech. I also address the real story behind the new charges levied against the Russian lawyer at the center of the “collusion” hoax. Finally, I debunk liberal talking points on taxes and I address a growing Democrat scandal involving voter suppression.

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Americans are all-in for the border wall

No matter how desperately the Democrats try to distort the President’s immigration policy, the American people want real border security, including a strong physical barrier to prevent illegal immigrants, drug smugglers, and human traffickers from flooding our communities.

As it stands today, immigration remains one of the top issues for voters, with 49 percent stating that the government should address the matter this year. The ongoing crisis on our southern border is so concerning to the populace, in fact, that more than 325,000 Americans have lost their patience with the obstructionist Democrats in Congress and joined together to raise almost $20 million for President Trump’s border wall.

It’s easy to see why so many Americans are growing tired of Washington’s inaction on immigration.

According to Border Patrol statistics, the Office of Field Operations had seized close to 48,000 pounds of cocaine, 67,000 pounds of methamphetamine, and 5,000 pounds of heroin before the end of fiscal year 2018 alone. During the same period, Border Patrol agents also took a total of 566,281 enforcement actions and arrested 1,547 criminal aliens who were already wanted by law enforcement.

Sadly, our immigration authorities can only do so much to protect the country from drug cartels and other foreign criminals who consistently evade security checkpoints to cross our borders illegally. Every year, thousands of Americans fall victim to the drug trade, and criminal aliens are exacerbating the problem by smuggling heroin, cocaine, and other dangerous substances across the border.

At the same time, illegal immigration is overwhelming our economy, costing taxpayers a whopping $116 billion per year.

The American people aren’t stupid — they know that no country on the planet can afford to bear the burden of unfettered illegal immigration for eternity. That’s precisely why they voted for President Trump, a champion of border security who promised to solve the illegal immigration crisis and fix our broken immigration laws.

Instead of working with the President to address one of the most pressing issues of our time, however, Democrats in Congress are devoting all of their energy to obstructing the President’s agenda and fantasizing about impeachment.

Ignoring their own pledge to embrace bipartisanship after the midterm elections, the Democrats have ramped up their obstructionist campaign, refusing to fund the President’s wall or agree to any other compromise on immigration.

President Trump’s border security solutions, however, aren’t nearly as controversial as the Democrats are trying to make them seem — not too long ago, prominent Democrat leaders openly supported tough immigration enforcement policies similar to those the President is now requesting.

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country,” former President Obama said in 2005.

Similarly, President Trump’s 2016 election opponent, Hillary Clinton, even voted in favor of a physical barrier on the border when she served in the Senate.

“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” she recalled during a 2015 campaign event. “And I do think you have to control your borders.”

Sadly, after years of empty promises from politicians, we still don’t have the border wall that we need. Now, in desperation, hundreds of thousands of Americans are donating their hard-earned money to help President Trump fund the wall that we’ve been promised by politicians in both parties for decades. They shouldn’t have to — their tax dollars should be dedicated to American security first and foremost, but establishment politicians have them failed time and time again.

The American people want border security, not continued obstructionism. If the Democrats truly care about border security, they should immediately fund the border wall, end the government shutdown, and stop playing political games aimed at taking down the President.

It’s time to put national security interests above petty political aspirations. The American people want the games to end and the border secured, and are even willing to use their own money to get the job done that the Democrats refuse to do.