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Perez, New DNC Chair

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 1 month ago

David Codrea:

True, both he and Ellison have long histories of oath-breaking and subversion. Both are for cultural terraforming of the Republic through “immigration” and “refugee” actions to bring in and embed or sanction existing unvetted foreign nationals. And both are hostile to the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

But Ellison is more vulnerable to exploitable suspicions over his agenda and motives …

Well, they certainly picked the least vulnerable ass-clown.  But make no mistake about it, this ass-clown will run as fast as he can down the road to cultural chaos and transformation in order to destroy liberty.

As Kurt Schlichter recently observed, “it’s reasonable to wonder how this can end peacefully.”  You haven’t stopped preparing, have you?  You haven’t stopped activism, have you?  We’re just in the skirmishes.  There is much more to come.

Arizona Sheriff Releasing 400 Criminal Illegal Immigrants Every 10 Days

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

Judicial Watch:

An average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizona’s most populous county, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch, many of them violent offenders. It’s part of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy to protect illegal aliens, even those who have committed serious state crimes, from deportation. Under a longtime partnership between the county and the feds, the Phoenix field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was notified when “aliens unlawfully present with additional Arizona charges” were released from the Maricopa County Jail, which is one of the nation’s largest with a population of about 8,000. That ended when Penzone, who refers to illegal immigrants as “guests,” took office this year and, though he formally announced the change last week, it was put into practice much earlier.

During a recent 10-day period, more than 400 criminal illegal immigrants were released from the Maricopa County Jail, according to federal law enforcement officials directly involved in the process in Phoenix. Weekdays are the busiest, with an average of about 40 criminal illegal aliens getting released from Maricopa County Jail facilities, the sources said. On weekends the number drops to about ten each day. The illegal aliens have state criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, driving under the influence and drug offenses. “There’s no telling how many criminals he’s (Sheriff Penzone) putting on the streets,” said a high-ranking federal law enforcement official stationed in Arizona. Judicial Watch’s calls to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office were not returned.

Before the new sheriff changed the system, ICE would send a wagon every 12 hours to pick up criminal illegal aliens scheduled to be released from the main jail in Maricopa County. Under the new policy, Maricopa County officials are not giving ICE “any notification at all of the release of criminal illegals,” according to an agency official in Phoenix who’s not authorized to talk and can’t be identified. Without cooperation from county authorities, federal agents would have to stand at the door to the jail 24 hours a day and guess which prisoner should be deported, sources said. “We can’t stand out there and question everyone that walks out of that jail,” said a federal agent directly involved in the matter. “Even if we did, we would have to make arrests on the street, in the middle of protestors, families and picketers and that will only heighten the danger to agents.”

When Penzone announced the new policy at a press conference last week, ICE issued a statement calling it an “immediate, dangerous change.” The agency’s Phoenix director for enforcement and removal operations, Enrique Lucero, was quoted in local media saying: “Immigration detainers have been a successful enforcement tool to prevent the release of dangerous criminals to our streets and mitigate the possibility of future crimes being committed against the residents of our communities.” Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain specific figures and pertinent information related to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s policies involving criminal illegal aliens. “This is as bad as it gets,” said one federal officer.

Dangerous indeed.  The thought occurs to me to ask how much money will be spent on imprisonment, food, “free” medical care, transport, policing time and effort, education for their children, burial, and all of the other costs associated with having such criminals in our midst.

I hope you’re having fun with all of that down in Maricopa County.  Make sure to lock your doors at night, and in the day time, and don’t ever let your children be alone, and make sure to carry weapons at all times.  In short, watch your six.

Because I’m paying for this carnival-from-hell with my tax money.  As I said, I’m getting damn tired of paying everyone’s bills.  I have my own to pay, and according to God, this is called theft.  My, my, how votes can turn into “legalized” theft.  It’s shameful.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office: No More ‘Courtesy Holds’ For Federal Immigration Agents

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

AZ Central:

Maricopa County jails will no longer detain people flagged by federal authorities as a courtesy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening.

Penzone told reporters that earlier Friday his office had been advised by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office that he faced a “threat of litigation” because of the procedure, which forced the Sheriff’s Office to change its policy.

Individuals no longer will be detained beyond the time that they otherwise should be released for an offense.

“There’s no further authority to detain an individual …” Penzone said. “We are following our legal obligation, to process that individual for release.”

Penzone said he alerted ICE officials to the change Friday, and the new policy would be effective immediately.

So for all you Sheriff Joe haters out there, it looks like you got your way.  Hey, no worries.  I’m sure it won’t affect the wealth you had set aside to buy that next home, or send your children to college.  Or your gun rights.  I’m sure they’ll vote conservative on those issues.

Welcome to immigrant-land.  I hope you like it.  It’s what you voted for if you’re in his county.  Unfortunately, the rest of us may end up paying your bills.  I’m getting damn tired of paying everyone’s bills.

In One Month, 94 Illegals In North Carolina Committed Sexual Assaults On Children Over 500 Times

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago



Remember.  They come because of acts of love.

Mexican Gun Battles

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

Do you think it doesn’t matter that we’re bringing in Mexican cartels and their killers to America?  Do you think law and order America will be able to get these warlords under control?

Breitbart notes one recent gun battle in the streets of Rio Bravo.

Machine gunfire and rolling battles along the main avenues of this city spread terror among townspeople who tried to hide inside homes and businesses. Stray bullets went through the walls of some houses.

The violence took place on Friday morning when Mexican soldiers and cartel gunmen clashed along the streets of this city. Rio Bravo is immediately south of Donna, Texas, and has an international bridge connecting both cities.

Is this something you want to see in your neighborhood?  How about what the Mexican security forces have to do to combat these warlords?  How about the use of helicopters and miniguns against cartel bosses?

Keeping Immigration In Perspective

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

Mona Charen with National Review believes that President Trump is endangering an important relationship.

It’s one thing to stress getting control of our borders. Even those who believe that immigration is a net positive for the nation agree that illegal immigration must be better policed. But cracking down on illegal immigration should mean getting our own house in order. It should mean policing all of our borders, not just the one with Mexico, and it should mean due diligence about visa overstays. Visitors who overstay their visas amount to at least half, and probably closer to 60 percent, of those entering the country illegally now. They arrive at airports, not across the Rio Grande. The great wave of illegal crossings from the south crested in 2007 and has declined steadily since. As immigration hawk Mark Krikorian noted in 2015, “Border crossings really are way down.” Well, some border crossings are way down, others not.

More Mexicans cross the border heading south now than north. In other words, net migration from Mexico is negative. One of the blessings the U.S. has always enjoyed is good neighbors. As Aaron David Miller put it, “The United States is the only great power in the history of the world that has had the luxury of having nonpredatory neighbors to its north and south, and fish to its east and west.”

One reason that fewer Mexicans are attempting to enter the U.S. illegally since 2007 may well be that NAFTA has succeeded in improving the jobs picture there. (Another reason is surely that the birthrate has declined, which always reduces emigration.) Fred Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx, estimates that NAFTA makes the U.S. $127 billion richer every year than it would be without it. So the two areas of maximum importance to stability and prosperity in our hemisphere, trade and mutual respect, are both under assault by our president.

It sounds oh so ominous, yes?  Immigration is a net positive for us, and note the reflexive turning to a corporate head, Fred Smith.  $127 billion per year.  In your pockets.  But not really.

Mona is a product of elitist schools and lives the beltway life where it is doubtful she ever gets out of town to see what the dirt people are really thinking or how they are living.  She has neo-conservative proclivities, and supports a globalist agenda whether she knows it or not.

The perspective among the working class is quite a bit different.  We’re told by the writers at The New York Times to remember the Avacado.

The tax would not end up being 20 percent of a $1 to $1.50 avocado, which would be 20 to 30 cents. That is because the import tax would only be on what is known a the dutiable value — the wholesale price of the avocado assessed when it crosses the border.

That does not include the cost of trucking it from the border to a grocery store in the United States, the store’s rent, the store’s bills for air-conditioning and other utilities, or the wages for the store’s staff. None of these costs would be subject to the tax, but can help determine the retail price of the avocado.

For the first 11 months of last year, the average wholesale price of avocados crossing the border was 50 cents apiece.

So a 20 percent tax on that wholesale price at the border would only add a dime to the cost of each avocado.

It takes four or five years for a newly planted avocado tree to bear fruit. If an import tax were to be imposed on foreign avocados, American farmers could not increase production quickly. That means many Americans might have to pay for taxed avocados imported from Mexico and elsewhere for a few years, or potentially do without.

It’s a sad state of affairs, this notion of doing without Guacamole while watching the super bowl.  But sadder still is what middle America sees on a daily basis.  Roofers, siding installers, brick layers, lawn services, janitorial services and other such services routinely beat out competition from American workers.  Builders have to hire Mexicans or go out of business because the home buyers are only going to pay so much for homes.

So hire they do.  And then these same workers are paid in cash – and only cash – in order to live in a cash-based system of life separate from the tax paying workers in America who foot the bill for everything from national defense to the very SNAP payments, welfare and other services used by Mexicans.  Those people who come across the border for “love” sure do love their families, but not America.

The largest cost by far is health care.  For those who make the unfortunate trip to the hospital, they sit in the ER waiting room with hundreds of Hispanics and Latinos who cannot be refused service, and so the Nurse Practitioners in ERs become their primary care physician. They don’t go without medical services.  We all pay.  Since we all pay, the government passed the so-called affordable health care act, which makes it affordable for just about no one and certainly not people who make a wage just above the poverty line.  So in order to get medical care, Americans sustain thousands of dollars in penalties if they cannot afford insurance, and are thrown into the same pool as those who live in the cash-based society and pay no taxes at all.

Moving up the food chain, upper middle class America cannot compete with products made in Mexico (or China, for that matter), except when QA is important and industry has to buy American because the products made overseas or South of the border simply fail.  America cannot compete because that’s the way the government has designed the economic framework.

Sarbanes-Oxley has ensured that products and services cannot be bought without the rigorous process dictated by the law, usually including the final decision that the low bidder always wins.  The fact that the products fail, or the work has to be re-worked by company employees because vendors never do what they say they will do, means that contracting work out is almost always a losing proposition.  This leads invariably to overworked Americans who redo the work that the corporatists think was done right the first time by a cheaper Mexican, Indian or Chinese.

The laws are made to enrich huge corporations like Monsanto (who have the resources to hire lobbyists and lawyers), and so the family farm is disappearing from the country.  Monsanto and similar companies like Archer-Daniels-Midland hire Mexicans to do labor because they can place the costs of medical care for the workers squarely on the backs of the overworked middle class.

Mona turned to the CEO of FedEx for an assessment of immigration and his version of “free trade.”  It isn’t surprising that the corporatists like it.  But it’s important to remember that free trade, fair trade and the open market isn’t equivalent to corporatism.  It isn’t free and fair when China, Vietnam or Mexico makes products free from the onerous downward pressure on business of the SEC, EPA, OSHA and other alphabet agencies, while the American worker has to waste a day on migratory bird training once per year in order to learn about the more than 800 species of protected birds in America and what procedures their company has in place to deal with that law.  It isn’t free trade or fair competition when American power production must comply with the clean air act, while China can pollute the atmosphere with unmitigated and reckless abandon, that same pollution sent to the atmosphere and brought to American shores via the jet stream to be dumped on the homeland.

The American worker is smart enough to know when he is given the short end of the stick.  It’s one thing to oppose collectivist arrangements like labor unions, which I have before while hailing the wonderful evolution of gun manufacturing to the South out of the Northeast.  It’s another thing entirely to believe that the beach and mountain homes of the corporate executives and boards of directors proves that American is wealthy or prosperous, or benefiting from immigration.

There is also the matter of the difference in world view brought into the country by Hispanics and Latinos.  I’ve dealt with this before.

“For historical reasons to do with the nationalisation of the land under Lázaro Cárdenas and the predominant form of peasant land tenure, which was “village cooperative” rather than based on individual plots, the demand for “land to the tiller” in Mexico does not imply an individual plot for every peasant or rural worker or family. In Mexico, collectivism among the peasantry is a strong tradition … one consequence of these factors is that the radical political forces among the rural population are on the whole explicitly anti-capitalist and socialist in their ideology. Sometimes this outlook is expressed in support for guerilla organisations; but struggle movements of the rural population are widespread, and they spontaneously ally with the most militant city-based leftist organisations.”

One of the reasons for this reflexive alignment with leftism has to do with the the mid-twentieth century and what the Sovient Union and allied ideologies accomplished.  South and Central America was the recipient or receptacle for socialism draped in religious clothing, or in other words, liberation theology.  Its purveyors were Roman Catholic priests who had been trained in Marxism, and they were very successful in giving the leftists a moral platform upon which to build.  This ideology spread North from South and Central America into Mexico, and thus the common folk in Mexico are quite steeped in collectivist ideology from battles that were fought decades ago.

Thus it is no surprise that Hispanics and Latinos favor gun control by a large margin as we’ve shown here, here, here and here.  Even if American really did benefit from open borders, it’s quite another thing to reap the rewards of that benefit while destroying the very cultural and religious fabric of the nation that sustains it liberties.

There are other forms of collectivist death wish, for example, the Starbucks CEO wishes to undermine the fabric of the nation using a different vessel.

I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. Let me begin with the news that is immediately in front of us: we have all been witness to the confusion, surprise and opposition to the Executive Order that President Trump issued on Friday, effectively banning people from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, including refugees fleeing wars. I can assure you that our Partner Resources team has been in direct contact with the partners who are impacted by this immigration ban, and we are doing everything possible to support and help them to navigate through this confusing period.

It may in fact be difficult to maintain that same business model when women are forbidden from going to Starbucks without their husbands, and even then must wear hijabs to go out in public.  Whether Muslim or our neighbors South of the border, the fundamental problem manifests itself, sometimes even accidentally, in the most earnest ways.

On the US side of the border, more Spanish than English can be heard on the streets and in local stores.

Even US border agents speak Spanish as they eat tacos and drink horchata — a milky Mexican drink made from rice or nuts — at a local eatery.

The prospect of Trump’s wall “hurts me because on that side are my people,” said Hector, 52, a carpet cleaner who declined to give his last name. “Those people, like me, come to work out of necessity.”

Now a US citizen, Hector said he entered the United States illegally 12 years ago.

Hector is a U.S. citizen, but his people are South of the border.  Really, not much else needs to be said about that issue.  If you don’t understand the problem, it’s one of perspective and it is irreconcilable.  If Mona Charen is confused, Victor Davis Hansen is a much clearer thinker.

In the eyes of many in the Mexican government mass flight is a safety valve that has alleviated pressures on social services and demands for parity. Illegal immigration into the U.S. has ensured a powerful expatriate community that oddly appreciates Mexico the longer and further it is absent from it. It helps to drive electoral change in the U.S. in ways that Mexico approves. And, most importantly, illegal immigration results in about $25 billion per annum sent to Mexico in remittances (larger than foreign-exchange earnings from its oil revenues) — in many cases from the impoverished whose dependence on U.S. social services subsidizes such cash to be sent home.

The U.S. bears some culpability for open borders. Corporate employers enjoyed cheap labor, predicated on the state’s subsidization of immigrants’ health, legal, and educational needs. The Democratic party believed it could eventually turn the American Southwest blue through illegal immigration and subsequent demographic change. La Raza activists saw advantages in a revolving but permanent numerical pool of disadvantaged Mexican nationals who arrived without legality, English facility, and often a high-school diploma — and thus were in need of collective representation by often self-appointed ethnic leaders. And the American upper-middle classes soon assumed that they, in the previous manner of the aristocracy, could afford “help” and have industrious but otherwise inexpensive laborers tend to their lawns, clean their house, and watch their kids. How we readjust our relationship to resemble something to akin to the northern border where parity between the two countries makes border crossing a mute issue won’t be easy.

No, and it might be very painful and bloody.  Either way, the worst is yet to come.

Denver Sheriff’s Department Fined By Department Of Justice

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 5 months ago

Washington Examiner:

The Denver Sheriff Department will accept a penalty from the Department of Justice after a federal probe found it wrongly made U.S. citizenship a job requirement during a recent hiring spree.

The sheriff’s department — the biggest sheriff’s office in Colorado — will pay a $10,000 fine after it required applications for deputy sheriff jobs to be U.S. citizens when hiring from the beginning of 2015 through March 2016. The department went on a hiring spree of 200 deputies as part of its ongoing reform.

[ … ]

The Justice Department made the announcement on Monday, saying the sheriff’s department violated the Immigration and Nationality Act without having an exemption.

Because Isaiah 5:20.

Well hell.  Why don’t we just hire the North African Muslims terrorizing Europe to be Sheriff’s Deputies?  Oh wait.  I don’t want to give the Obama “justice department” any more ideas.

Terrorism From All Corners

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 6 months ago

Threats of home invasion, right address police raids for an ounce of marijuana, or wrong address police raids, is a form of terrorism on the American population, perpetrated by the police.

There are other forms.  On Long Island, it takes the form of being told to be in fear for your life because of Latino criminals imported from South of the border.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, but police said the case was being investigated as a homicide.

Hernandez, who police say was a known gang member, was reported missing in June. Suffolk County police believe he was beaten to death.

“We didn’t find those remains by accident,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini. “We are putting an enormous amount of pressure on the criminal element in the Brentwood area.”

Four Brentwood High School teens were killed or found dead within the past six weeks, all suspected victims of gang violence.

Investigators began discovering the corpses on Sept. 13, when the badly beaten body of Nisa Mickens was found on a tree-lined street in Brentwood, a day before her 16th birthday. A day later, the beaten body of her lifelong friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, was discovered in the wooded backyard of a nearby home.

In the wake of the deaths, school administrators warned students not to wear clothing that risked offending vicious street gangs.

Make sure not to offend the vicious street gangs.  So mothers, make sure to know the gang colors and throw all of that clothing away.  The cartels, as regular readers know, engage in more than drug trafficking.  They also engage in human trafficking.  The invasion will continue, and make sure not to let your kids out of your sight.  They might be kidnapped and sold into sex slavery.

Oh, and make sure not to offend the Muslims in Idaho either.  Your little girl might get raped and cut.  Folks, you’re under attack from all corners.  Understand it as the war that it is.

On Immigration, Donald Trump Is A Rank Hypocrite

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 1 month ago


Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., describes itself as “one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the world,” and it is not just the very-well-to-do who want to get in.

Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired.

In all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with hundreds of foreign guest workers from Romania and other countries.

In his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr. Trump has stoked his crowds by promising to bring back jobs that have been snatched by illegal immigrants or outsourced by corporations, and voters worried about immigration have been his strongest backers.

But he has also pursued more than 500 visas for foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago since 2010, according to the United States Department of Labor, while hundreds of domestic applicants failed to get the same jobs.

Charles C.W. Cooke comments:

Or, put another way, Trump has deliberately chosen to hire foreign workers to fill those jobs that “Americans just won’t do.” 17 out of 300? That’s 5.6 percent. 17 out of 500? That’s 3.4 percent. Bad! So what’s Trump’s excuse? That’s he’s a businessman and that these are the realities on the ground? That, I’m afraid, won’t wash. When Disney behaved like this, there was a loud and sustained outcry from . . . well, no less than Donald Trump himself. In an interview with Breitbart, Trump argued that Disney should be forced to rehire any Americans it had overlooked or replaced. Trump also said this: If I am President, I will not issue any H-1B visas to companies that replace American workers and my Department of Justice will pursue action against them. And he offered this critique of expanding the “H” program: It would allow any company in America to replace any worker with cheaper foreign labor. It legalizes job theft. It gives companies the legal right to pass over Americans, displace Americans, or directly replace Americans for good-paying middle class jobs.

Oh dear.  You mean to tell me that Donald Trump is a charlatan, hypocrite and liar?  Remember boys and girls.  Noise, light and magic.  Noise, lights and magic.

Turning Away Immigrants Is Neither Unconstitutional Nor Immoral

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 4 months ago

Donald Sensing, via WRSA:

Title 8, Section 1182 of the U.S. Code provides in relevant part:

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Bryan Fischer adds the following very informative analysis.

The Constitution gives Congress unilateral authority over the issue of immigration and citizenship in Article I, Section 8: “The Congress shall have Power … to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” In Article I, Section 9 we find that until 1808 the individual States had authority to decide which persons were “proper to admit.” After 1808, deciding who was eligible for immigration into the United States was the exclusive province of the central government. Congress has unilateral authority to decide who it is “proper to admit” to the United States, and there are no limitations on that authority.

There is no constitutional right, of course, to immigrate to the United States. It is a privilege, not a right. And we the people have given to Congress authority to set parameters for immigration for our protection, our cultural unity, and our national security.

This is all well and good, but Bryan gets to the real meat of the issue when he addresses the Biblical data.

For those of us who are evangelicals, there is a second question, which is of greater importance than the first. We not only want to know if an immigration ban is constitutional, we want to know if it is biblical. Did God himself ever impose such an immigration ban?

The answer is yes.  With the fledgling nation on the edge of the Promised Land, God instituted a permanent ban (“forever”) on immigration into Israel from two nations, Ammon and Moab.

“No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever.” ~ Deut. 23:3 (ESV)

This was not an arbitrary ban. It was not imposed on either the nations of Edom or Egypt, as Deut. 23:7 makes clear. There were good common sense reasons for God’s ban on the Ammonites and Moabites. “They did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt … and they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor … to curse you” (Deut. 23:4).

Ammonites and Moabites were not allowed to immigrate because of their historic animosity toward the people of God and their commitment to weaken them and defeat them. Where such conditions exist today, a similar ban on foreign immigration would have biblical precedent.

Now obviously exceptions could be made and were made on a limited basis. Ruth, for instance, was allowed to immigrate into Israel from Moab. Ruth rejected the ancient hostility of her people toward Israel and embraced its culture and its God. “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God” (Ruth 1:17). In other words, she happily assimilated in every way, included in religious matters, to her newly adopted nation.

She was not only welcomed, but found a place in the line of descent that led to the birth of the Savior of the world.

The bottom line: a ban on immigration from nations which have demonstrated abiding hostility toward the United States is both constitutionally and biblically permissible.

This is effective medicine.  Usually when so-called Christians talk about immigration, they wax emotional on the need for us to care for people.  State policy and security are the last thing on their minds when they say things like that.

I often hear Leviticus 19:34 cited – “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God,” (NASB).  Folks often do this to shame Christians into accepting open borders.

But as the Biblical data above shows, shaming people isn’t on the list of seminary-approved Biblical hermeneutical techniques.  One way to tell that the emotional Christian isn’t thinking through this issue is that she latches onto the problem of the moment, rather than seeing the broader implications of her position.  For example, she may want to take in Syrian immigrants, but she doesn’t give poor Chinese equal numbers, of Kenyans, or Ethiopians (who are more likely to be Christian), or the poor in Bangladesh.

The U.S. can’t take in everyone, and the logical end of the emotional position that wants to take them in is not only the destruction of what wealth remains within family structure in America, it is the destruction of the social, cultural and religious heritage of the country.  There isn’t enough wealth to go around – there isn’t even enough wealth to pay our own bills.  The root problem here is that the Church has no business declaring state policy concerning immigration.  The province of the church is the administration of grace, while the province of the state is the administration of justice.  Confusing the two means the state is involved in redistribution of wealth, and the Church is trying to influence policy concerning national security.

Each of these institutions should mind their own business, and in the case of the state, that means the country’s policy has no business considering graciousness, kindness or love when it comes to immigration.  As Clint Eastwood said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”

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