Delightful sarcasm from Sargon.
Quite entertaining to see someone from across the pond objectively fisk some Al Jazeera leftist propaganda about deportation.
Delightful sarcasm from Sargon.
Quite entertaining to see someone from across the pond objectively fisk some Al Jazeera leftist propaganda about deportation.
First off, via Breitbart:
Immigration activists are pushing for illegal immigrants to be granted the right to vote in New York City and say legislation to that effect could be introduced later this year.
The New York Postreports that a proposal to extend voting rights to illegal immigrants, allowing them to vote in elections for city-wide offices, was highlighted at a Black and Latino Legislative Caucus event.
“We want to expand the right to vote for everybody, not suppress the vote. What a radical idea,” Bertha Lewis, head of the Black Institute, said according to the Post. The Post notes she said they expect such legislation to be introduced in the spring.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made extensive efforts on behalf of illegal immigrants, including offering a city identification card. According to the Post, Lewis said she sees the extension of voting rights as part of that effort.
It is a pretty radical idea to be expanding the right of sovereign franchise to determine one’s representatives and government to people who are not citizens of the country and not even in the country legally.
Of course it’s part of the plan. Disenfranchise American citizens who’d vote against people who’d take their rights away and bring in more people who will vote how the leftist collectivists desire so they can finally get rid of the real problems in America – because the root cause of all those problems are Americans.
And from National Review:
I attended a hearing on Monday afternoon before District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard J. Leon that was one of the most “extraordinary” federal court hearings I have ever attended, to use Judge Leon’s description of the case. The hearing was over the temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction (PI) being sought by the League of Women Voters and a host of other leftist groups to stop the recent decision of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to allow Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, and Arizona to enforce their proof-of-citizenship voter-registration requirement.
This morning, as I predicted would happen in an article on Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department took a dive and filed a pleading in which it not only failed to defend the actions of the EAC, but agreed with the plaintiffs and consented to both a TRO and a PI. Judge Leon called the pleading “unprecedented” and “extraordinary.” He said he had never seen such a document in his entire experience as a lawyer or a judge. He was obviously astonished that the Justice Department was not defending the agency, and it was soon clear he was not going to allow DOJ to just roll over.
The League of Women Voters, which has a wonderfully innocuous name, is pushing to oppose proof-of-citizenship as a voter registration requirement. There’s no conceivable reason why they’d want to do this unless they want noncitizens to illegally vote.
The judge issued orders just before the hearing started granting the motions of both the State of Kansas and the Public Interest Legal Foundation to intervene in the case in order to defend the EAC’s position. So Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State of Kansas, was given time to argue against the TRO motion, as was Christian Adams of PILF. The judge opened the hearing by reading into the record an astonishing letter he had just received from the chair of the EAC, Christie McCormick. It informed the court that DOJ had told the EAC that it would not defend the agency, and that it would not allow the EAC to hire its own counsel. McCormick informed the judge that she believed DOJ was not fulfilling its duty and obligation to defend the EAC and had a potential conflict of interest.
It was clear that Judge Leon was shocked at what DOJ had done. While he gave the plaintiffs 20 minutes to argue their case, he gave the lawyer from the Federal Programs Branch of DOJ only five minutes because he said that DOJ was obviously on the same side as the plaintiffs. He also said almost immediately that he would not grant a PI without a complete briefing and arguments on the case — despite DOJ wanting to consent to the PI. Judge Leon made clear that there was “no chance at all — zero” that he would do what the plaintiffs and the Justice Department wanted him to do on that issue.
Let that sink in. The DOJ, which is charged with enforcing the law, is on the same side of this as people actively trying to circumvent the law.
We’ve known the Obama DOJ has been a political organ dedicated to the ends of the hard left since they covered up Fast & Furious, but this is the DOJ outright defending voter fraud – the same voter fraud the left will try to tell you doesn’t really exist.
Judge Leon talked about all of the cases in which the Federal Programs Branch has been involved in his courtroom, and said he had never seen the type of incomplete brief that DOJ had filed in this case. He said that those briefs “usually cover the waterfront” in terms of raising every legal argument to defend an agency. Leon was very dismissive of the DOJ’s position, its behavior, and its failure to mount a defense consistent with its usual practice. Secretary of State Kobach did a much better job than the plaintiffs in explaining why the plaintiffs had not met the standards for the issuance of a TRO. Kobach pointed out the many errors and mistakes made by the plaintiffs’ lawyer. And he laid out the evidence of noncitizens registering and voting in Kansas — which is why this proof-of-citizenship law is needed.
There is a crystal clear example of why proof of citizenship laws are needed, because noncitizens are illegally voting in elections. And to this, the DOJ responded:
It was clear that this hearing did not go the way the plaintiffs’ lawyers and DOJ had tried to arrange it to go. They thought the fix was in. In fact, it went so badly, particularly with DOJ being called on the carpet by Judge Leon, that at the end when the plaintiffs’ lawyer got up to try to repair all the holes that Kobach had knocked in their case, the lawyer tried to compare the EAC action to Nazi Germany. He waved the EAC opinion at issue in the air and said “this is what Nazis do behind closed doors!” You know a lawyer is desperate when he tries to equate a dispute over an election administration issue to Nazi Germany.
How bad is it exactly when asking that people who are eligible to vote be asked to prove they are eligible to vote since there are people illegally voting?
And how far have we fallen as a country when the Department of Justice is out saying that any state that wants to abide by elections law, when it has evidence of ongoing illegal voting and states demanding justice, will instead call them Nazis?
Ezra Levant points out the problems Sweden has acquired as they’ve welcomed a swarm of immigrants who do not share their values at all.
“They are so liberal that they’ve welcomed in a half million illiberal people.”
There are still brain-dead liberals, possibly infected with white/western guilt to the degree that they really feel justified in inflicting suffering on their own communities. They see the world as either oppressors or victims, and with their modern leftist guilt over being successful, they feel they that their nation must’ve been the oppressor and so they must kowtow to immigrants who don’t share the values of their nations.
The really disturbing thing is that somewhat like the Rotherham rape case that Ezra Levant’s video mentions – it’s painfully politically incorrect to discuss rejecting unwanted refugees, and so goes without being discussed by most people.
In the US, we have the advantage of being a nation that in ideal is united by creed and dedication to founding documents. We’re a nation of ideas, not a nation of an ethnicity. If you’re from the US, you can be any color and have any history – and as the ideal you’re an American citizen due to virtues.
If you’re an Irish citizen, in all probability you’re Irish by race, ethnicity, and blood. If you’re a Spanish citizen, you’re probably Spanish by race, ethnicity, and blood. Same for most nations. Wars in Europe, and in fact most of the world, are often fought over one nation-state’s ethnic group having ethnic group members in a neighboring nation-state they feel the need to intervene with; or nation-ethnicities within a nation-state angered about their treatment.
In the US, there’s been such intermixing that it’s not much of an issue. Those are old world problems we left behind.
That said, the reason so much of the current immigration/illegal immigration issue in Europe is difficult to discuss is that for a nation to reject people coming into their country, it has the optics of an ethnicity-nation rejecting another ethnicity. It smacks of racism to the European. If France rejects refugees, it’s very, very easy to say “the French are racist” – just as easy as it is to say the white British Rotherham police are racist when they target non-ethnically-British criminals (regardless of the merits of the case). Taking in terrorists as refugees is wrong for the French, and allowing men to rape little girls is wrong for the British. They know it’s wrong – they’re just afraid to say so.
It leads to a consequence where the people who’d like to bring up the issue – that it’s not about race, it’s about the culture and values that those unwanted invaders bring with and how it will change a nation – have a lot of difficulty broaching the subject.
Then of course, there are also some who really are racist ethnic-nationalists. With the problems that unwanted immigrants bring in – some fall into that camp slowly because they have an actual bone to pick – but they’ve retracted from rational thought and don’t allow themselves to see that the issue isn’t a color or an ethnicity, it’s a behavior and value set that’s incompatible with western values. Others are eager racists who readily jump on the issue. And having the racists stacked up in one camp, with brain-dead liberals ideologically blinded to the problems the immigrants they embrace bring in – it’s a narrow path to walk trying to talk sense to both sides.
To the stupid racists – the problem isn’t that those immigrants look different than you – the problem is they hold values different than the rest of your society and they’ll bring their Third World problems to you. Stop being racist dumbasses. You’ll alienate actual refugees who would like to hold your nation’s values.
To the actual racists – you’re not superior.
To the leftist idiots – the problem is that those immigrants hold illiberal values antithetical to the freedoms you espouse – they’re not weak children in need of protecting, they’re individuals with agency of their own and they’re using you for the stupid handouts you’ve guilted your people into taxing themselves for. Every time you tell off the regular right in your nation* you end up reinforcing the idea that you want to bring in people to harm your nation – and you drive more people to become stupid racists. The racists say you’re committing (insertcolorhere) genocide, when you’re really killing off all the positives of your society – they equate ethnicity/race with good values because you leftists keep bringing in shitbags from the Third World with tyrannical ideologies who hate your nation and that’s their stupid simple answer. When you invite people in who want to murder gays and treat women as property, you are not helping anyone be more free. When you say that’s their culture and let them beat their wives, have forced marriages between little girls and old men, and bash your gays, you’re not worldly and sophisticated, you’re enabling monsters to terrorize your nation. You’ve become so open minded your brains have fallen out.
To the ideological true believer leftists – you’re going to implode your own society and no matter how much you think that’s a “good thing” because you’re so self-loathing, anything you actually do like about your nation will also go with it. You probably won’t understand how destructive you really are, and you won’t get it until you find out that all your machinations have led to the new powers you helped install deciding that you’re a problem that needs to be dealt with. After the revolution, there’s no more need for revolutionaries.
And yes, I’m calling out you on the left a lot more, because you leftists have to be retaught lessons that even the asshole racists still understand. You don’t starve your own kid to feed someone else if you want to continue living – even if it’s somehow noble, that noble act dies with you and your kid, because that person you saved who survives doesn’t have the same worldview as you at all – they’re using you. Their ideology views you as someone to be conquered and destroyed, and you’re helping them do it while patting yourself on the back for embracing diversity.
You can discriminate between values that people hold and whether those values are good or bad. Start learning to judge things that need to be judged, because taking paths with your eyes intentionally closed and intentionally rejecting concerned directions from people with their eyes open trying to help means you’re liable to walk off a cliff.
*Noting that the right in Europe are traditionalists usually believing in ethnicity=nation to some degree; and the right in Europe being so far ideologically left that it’s worlds apart from the US’s concepts.
This is a truck driver’s dashcam as he drives through a mob – a mob that it should be noted is trying to pull his truck open and climb in so they can get to England.
A news report from the same place in Calais:
You won’t see any of those “widows and orphans” that Obama’s always crying about. This is a swarm of fighting-age males.
At around the 3:30 mark in the Channel 4 video, the reporter notes that the mob is also bringing with scabies infections. Wonderful.
Another truck attack, with some interesting commentary… and again, virtually no women or children to be seen:
The commenter there points out that the welfare system of Britain is attracting them.
Can the states reject them? Judge says legally “no”, and says if you offer any services or welfare to anyone, you have to offer it to everyone – including aliens and refugees.
The Judge also points out that last time Obama tried to dump “refugees” on states, he’s been held up in courts. Problem with that is that the illegal aliens from those groups – the imported teenager “children” swarms from Central America – are still here, and the longer they stay, the harder it is to remove them. Since the 1960s or so when Ted Kennedy was part of a movement to create chain migration – the idea of working with “families” in a touchy-feely way that was intended to garner sympathy and import Democrat voters – the immigration system hasn’t been about what’s good for the country, it’s been about what’s good for Democrats who have been able to manipulate the laws over and over.
The 50,000 interpreters from Iraq and Afghanistan that actively helped US forces there aren’t being helped along, in part because Democrats know they’re not going to vote for Democrats (either legally after they get citizenship or illegally when given bus rides from polling place to polling place by ACORN).
The answer to this whole mess from governors is to do exactly what the left has been doing in illegal alien sanctuary cities. Illegal alien sanctuary cities, like San Francisco, have ignored federal immigration law and have left their citizens at the mercy of illegal aliens who’ve killed American citizens. Most recently in San Fran was the case of Kathryn Steinle, murdered by an illegal alien criminal who’d been deported multiple times and the city wouldn’t turn in for deportation. In 2008, again in San Fran, an illegal alien criminal was released by the city and allowed to murder a father and his two sons.
All of those actions by cities are violations of immigration law. If cities ignore and violate federal law in order to allow citizens to be murdered, it stands to reason that states could just as easily ignore the same federal laws in order to protect citizens from murder.
Here’s a piece of cheerful news to brighten your day. We’re going to be needing a new boss at the Border Patrol shortly and while there is nothing written in stone yet, word on the street is that one of the names near the top of the list is that of Heather Fong. While unfamiliar to most of you I’m sure, Heather may ring a bell when you’re reminded that she’s a San Francisco law enforcement figure who was very big on the whole sanctuary city thing. Feel better yet? (Fox News)
A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources.
As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation. In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.
“If they bring (a police chief) in for political purposes based on the sanctuary cities model, that politicizes the job and I think it completely undermines credibility and morale in the organization,” House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, told Fox News.
HotAir adds some more info and backstory, but there’s a simple takeaway from this – 8 USC 1324(a):
(a) Criminal penalties
(A) Any person who—
(i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;
(ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
(I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
(II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).
And 8 USC 1327:
Any person who knowingly aids or assists any alien inadmissible under section 1182(a)(2) (insofar as an alien inadmissible under such section has been convicted of an aggravated felony) or 1182(a)(3) (other than subparagraph (E) thereof) of this title to enter the United States, or who connives or conspires with any person or persons to allow, procure, or permit any such alien to enter the United States, shall be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
Pretty cut and dried.
People who run sanctuary cities are in violation of federal laws. Their leaders and their henchmen should be prosecuted.
The Obama administration won’t enforce federal law in this case because of its identity politics and hard leftist ideology, and the Bush Administration didn’t enforce it because of their lazy economic interest, and so on and so forth pretty much back to the Eisenhower administration when law was actually enforced.
Via Gateway Pundit:
A high profile open borders activist was nearly killed in Dresden. He was attack by six or more Arabs and stabbed in the back outside a Pizzeria. (Stop Hate Crimes)
**Julius has protested the PEGIDA anti-immigrant invasion movement, and campaigned for illegal alien rights.
No doubt, Julius still supports the migrant invasion of Germany.
A pro-migrant, open borders activist is reported to be “very sad” after being stabbed twice in the back by a gang of “Arabs” as he stood outside a pizzeria in Dresden, east Germany.
Twenty-nine year old ‘Julius G.’ involved himself in political activism while reading his degree in industrial engineering Technical University of Dresden. Now he may have fallen victim to his own politics, as the refugee advocate was attacked while waiting for friends in Dresden’s Neustadt, known as the city’s ‘left wing’, or ‘alternative’ quarter. …
The student didn’t think the motivation was robbery, as nothing was taken after the stabbing.
The Democrat Moran didn’t get a brain after getting hit at 60mph by an illegal, and neither will this German clown.
There’s something intrinsic about the open-borders self-hating burn-the-west redistributor leftists on both sides of the pond that make them really feel they deserve crimes inflicted on them by illegals and “migrants”.
Julius G. was “sad”, just like Democrat Moran. Democrat Moran, despite being hit by an illegal alien wearing a mariachi outfit, no less, said this afterwards:
I know this is a tough issue that we’re dealing with and as you probably know I have been and will continue to be pro immigrant and some cases even pro illegal immigrant. And it would be politically expedient for me at this point in time to change that. That should give you some indication of my commitment to immigration and immigrants to tell you that even after being hit by one I will continue to advocate for immigrants and their rights as citizens of this country.
He’s advocating for illegal aliens having “rights as citizens”, which they don’t, because they aren’t.
Julius G. was “sad” because his ideology won’t let him see that the people trying to stop the surge of immigration into Germany would’ve kept him from getting stabbed and left to die, and his ideology is to inflict those same wounds on his countrymen, regardless of what they want… same as Moran.
And just to further illustrate this, there are activists who’ve been raped by the “migrants” they’re trying to support, only to be silenced so as “not to damage the cause”:
A young, female ‘No Borders’ activist working in a migrant camp on the France-Italy border remained silent about her gang rape by Sudanese migrants for over a month because “the others asked me to keep quiet.”
Colleagues are alleged to have said that reporting the crime would set back their struggle for a borderless world.
The ‘No Borders’ activist had dedicated a month of her life to helping migrants. Her group was stationed between Italy and France in Ponte San Ludovico in Ventimiglia when the atrocity occurred, according to reports from local papers La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX, and now reported in the major Italian national Corriere Della Serra.
One Saturday night, as loud music played at a nearby party, the woman was reportedly trapped in a shower block set up near the camp in a pine forest know as Red Leap.
A gang of African migrants allegedly raped her there, and her cries for help are said to have gone unheard because of the music.
La Stampa reports that the woman, around 30 years of age, would have reported the horrific crime were if not for her fellow left-wing activists, who convinced her that if the truth got out it could damage their utopian dream of a world without borders.
But Corriere Della Serra also reports that some of her fellow activists are now accusing the woman of reporting the rape out of “spite,” because her group was withdrawn from the camp following a separate controversy.
Maybe she should’ve said they were a lacrosse team, or that they were gamers. Then she might have been listened to.
European woman against third world illegal migrants? Looks like her fellow left-wing activists consulted the progressive stack and told her to “check her privilege”.