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Trump To Issue Orders To Stop Phony Asylum Claims

We have word from the White House that, perhaps as early as today, President Trump will take action to ensure asylum is not a free pass to cross our borders illegally. We applaud President Trump’s decision to use the authorities granted to him by the Immigration and Nationality Act to end the gaming of our dysfunctional immigration system.

Donald Trump’s Wise Challenge to Birthright Citizenship

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

To most Americans, the fate and future of the republic is more likely to be determined on the U.S.-Mexican border than on the border between Syria and Iraq. To the frustration of egalitarians, the meritocracy of free and fair competition in this most diverse of great nations is producing an inequality of rewards and a visible hierarchy of achievement. Politically, continued mass migration to the USA by peoples of color, who vote 70 to 90 percent Democrat, is going to change our country another way. Red state America will inevitably turn blue.

When Laws Aren’t Enforced, Anarchy Follows

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment — the shame of arrest, fines, or imprisonment — more often makes us comply with laws. Law enforcement is not just a way to deal with individual violators but also a way to remind society at large that there can be no civilization without legality. Supposedly high-minded ends are seen as justifying unlawful means. Helping undocumented immigrants evade the law, stopping the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, or otherwise thwarting Trump all warrant special immunity. The problem with ignoring laws is that it is contagious — and can boomerang.

Trump: Military Can Use Force At Border

President Donald Trump said yesterday the military will respond with force to anyone in the invading migrant “caravans” who attacks soldiers with rocks or other objects. "They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back," Trump said during a White House press conference about immigration.

Trump Punks the Media Once More

David Catron, The American Spectator

Trump knows they will provide coverage, and show unnerving images of the caravan while they slander him. But, to paraphrase an observation once made by Reagan aide Michael Deaver to Lesley Stahl, “You guys in Televisionland haven’t figured it out.…When the pictures are powerful and emotional, they override if not completely drown out the sound.” In other words, when the voters watch an army of illegals marching toward our border, knocking down fences and policemen alike, they don’t even hear the talking heads. Trump knows this instinctively, and it is why he’s winning.

Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

While immigration looked like a sure loser for the GOP in June, the sheer size of the caravan, and the violence displayed by some marchers in Guatemala and Mexico, is galvanizing Republican and conservative voters and could tip next week’s midterms. If Democrats support the use of the military or any other Trump measure aimed at blocking entry, they risk turning off the party’s leftist base on the eve of Election Day. On the other hand, if they object too loudly and demand sympathy for thousands of unvetted migrants, Trump will have fresh reason to brand them as favoring open borders and illegal immigrants over law-abiding citizens.

Meet Them With Tanks?

For the vast majority of our country’s history the military didn’t do its work overseas – its number one job was to defend the United States and its borders, at the border. It is a fantasy of the Cold War era that all the threats to our national sovereignty can be stopped by strategic bombers and nuclear missiles, as opposed to soldiers on patrol at our borders.

As Caravan Approaches, Quit Lying about Immigration

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

One of the Big Lies about immigration is that Democrats, liberals, progressives... really want secure borders. It's just the wall that bothers them. Maybe, just maybe, if we're extremely lucky, this caravan will backfire sufficiently with the public to be blamed for the Republicans holding the House. In that extraordinarily fortuitous case — it could take divine intervention — Congress should move swiftly on new immigration legislation overdue by decades. Of course, we're a nation of immigrants — legal ones.