illegal immigration

Democrat Debate: The Largest Gathering Of Liberals Since Woodstock

The pre-debate panderfest has been a doozy with Democratic candidates for President rolling out taxpayer funded giveaway after giveaway, with Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ student loan forgiveness scheme being by far the most expensive, but not the kookiest.

Hot Take: Trump Announces Reelection

President Trump’s conscious or unconscious decision to equate conservative ideas, policies and values with Americanism, in contrast to the Democrats’ radical socialism, may be his most enduring contribution to American political discourse. It is certain that the core ideas that the Democratic Party has now embraced have no precedent in American constitutional liberty and only Donald Trump would be unafraid to call them un-American.

Why the deal with Mexico is a good one

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The Mexican government and the educated class long ago figured out how to manipulate a succession of American governments and presidents, learning which buttons to push and how far to push them. The Mexican government urges the United States to address “the root causes” of the problem. Common sense is difficult to apply to the immigration crisis, because bad news on the border is the ill wind that blows good for some, a steady supply of cheap and easily abused labor and prospective voters for Democrats, who see them as the key to a permanent majority. But the deal with Mexico is good news for the rest of us.

Trump deal with Mexico victory for the rule of law -- and the kids

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

President Trump reached a deal with Mexico to stem the invasion of illegal aliens streaming into the United States. This is a monumental victory for the rule of law. Also, it is a win for bringing sanity to our southern border. And once the issue of record numbers of illegals streaming across the border is resolved, maybe politicians in Washington can finally address all the other immigration disasters of their own making. Perhaps no one, however, will benefit more from this Trump diplomatic victory than the thousands and thousands of children who have been illegally dragged, smuggled and secreted across the lethal border by bloodthirsty coyotes.

Trump’s Risky Mexican Trade Standoff

John Fund, National Review

President Trump’s tough talk and hardball actions on trade are probably overdue. But it’s awkward having too many trade targets at any one time. Every few weeks, it seems, Team Trump bounces from China to the European Union to China as its major trade target. The interdependence of the world economy is fragile, given that more and more products and services have cross-border ownership and ties. A tough negotiating stance on trade is welcome, but it must be accompanied by an understanding of just how much damage could be done if driving a hard bargain were to take a back seat to impulsive behavior.

Our Interview With True Conservative Garland Tucker

As North Carolina’s incumbent Senator – and Mitch McConnell clone – Thom Tillis skipped important votes in the Senate to attend fundraisers, we caught his principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican primary opponent Garland Tucker for a short telephone interview.

Congressman Chip Roy Stands Tall Demands Debate Of $19 Billion Disaster Bill

One principled limited government constitutional conservative – Representative Chip Roy of Texas – was willing to stand tall and say NO to passing, without debate, a disaster aid bill that no one had read, that added $19 billion to the deficit and that did not address some of the real disasters, such as the illegal alien invasion on our southern border.

Personnel Is Policy: Conservative Star Ken Cuccinelli To Join Trump Team

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rumor has it that Ken Cuccinelli will “coordinate the administration’s immigration policies.” Whether that will be from the White House or from the Department of Homeland Security has yet to be revealed. But wherever Ken Cuccinelli’s office is located physically, Ken will be a vital addition to the Trump team.

I’m A Legitimate Asylum-Seeker, And I Support Trump’s Border Wall

Mahir Ahmed, The Federalist

Unfortunately, it took me, a legal alien, being personally affected by illegal immigration to look at the data and realize that there is indeed a crisis at the southern border. The crisis is affecting both the American people and those who take the right, legal steps, and wait their turn to come to the United States. Since I filed my case, about 460,000 illegal crossings took place. A wall can significantly lower, if not eliminate, illegal crossings, especially when coupled with recommended, location-specific operational tactics. Most importantly, a wall would save taxpayers money in the long run.

House Freedom Caucus To Lead Fight For Trump’s Wall Money

House Democrats are moving rapidly to stymie President Trump’s efforts to build a desperately needed wall on our southern border, but the conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus have already pledged to stand in the breach. However, As of press time House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had not issued any statement or made any floor remarks in opposition to the Democrats’ latest efforts to stop construction of the border wall.

Jeb Goes Full Bush On Sanctuary Cities

With the Florida legislature about to pass a bill prohibiting Florida local governments from implementing so-called sanctuary city policies, Jeb! has surfaced to opine that sanctuary cities in Florida were “not a problem.” Update - despite Jeb Bush's opposition the bill passed yesterday and Florida now has a tough anti-sanctuary city law.

New Gallup Poll: Government And Immigration Top Voter Concerns

Immigration is the top concern of Republicans. While this highlights the difficulty of finding a bipartisan solution to the issue, it also suggests immigration will be an important election issue for Republicans, and one the president and GOP should use to drive turnout and support for Trump in 2020.

We Need Supply Side Warrior Steve Moore On The Fed Board

We strongly support Stephen Moore for the Fed Board and urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators today (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to urge them to vote to confirm Steve Moore when his nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors comes before the Senate.

Mexican Military Now Patrolling North Of The Border, US Sovereignty Violated Repeatedly

While two American soldiers were parked south of the border fence, but north of the Rio Grande riverbed, placing them “appropriately in U.S. territory,” five or six Mexican soldiers approached with FX-05 Xiuhcoatl rifles, ordered them out of their vehicle and disarmed one of the Americans. This is just the latest in more than 500 Mexican military border violations in the past decade.

My Simple, Effective Comprehensive Illegal Immigration Reform Plan: Go Home

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Donald Trump is going to be presented with a sucker’s smorgasbord (Which reminds me - deport all illegal Swedes) of proposals to “solve the border crisis,” none of which will actually solve the border crisis and all of which will result in more illegals being here – only legally. It’s all amnesty, and it’s all a scam. Remember how you should never let a good crisis go to waste? Well, they see this as a good crisis, and if a few tens of thousands of Americans have to OD on Fentanyl that’s a price they’re willing to pay to dilute us conservative voters and to enrich the corporate donor class. It’s all lies, and we need to reject it.

Rescue Border Towns and Taxpayers With ‘Remain In Mexico’

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

One Texas resident asked why “non-border states” can’t “help support” the immigrants with free emergency room services, schooling, and other costly benefits. Truth is, towns across the U.S. already doing that are strained by the cost. Trump’s Remain in Mexico program is designed to alleviate that problem. The more asylum-seekers Mexico shelters, the more money stays in American taxpayers’ pockets. Fortunately, the Supreme Court has twice recognized a president’s authority to limit who enters the country, including under the guise of asylum. Trust the high court to uphold the Remain in Mexico program, bringing relief to border towns and U.S. taxpayers everywhere.

My Op-Ed In The Hill: Why Ken Cuccinelli should be Trump's choice for DHS

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already expressed opposition to Cuccinelli, who as president of the Senate Conservatives Fund led primary challenges to K Street-controlled, establishment Republicans. McConnell, therefore, may have a grudge, but one not based in Cuccinelli’s fitness for the job.

Oh, to work in Nancy Pelosi’s vineyard

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The president’s proposal: If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the other open-border, Sanctuary City Democrats love this crisis so much, let them take in all the illegals while the courts catch up with all the cases. The reaction to Mr. Trump’s proposal tells you all you need to know about just how dishonest these people are about the debacle at the border. “The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” said a statement released from Mrs. Pelosi’s office. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”

Shouldn't Nancy Pelosi want detainees released into her sanctuary city?

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would consider it punishment were her city saddled with more undocumented migrants while they await their court hearings. The whole point of sanctuary cities, from the standpoint of their lawmakers, is that illegal immigrants need a safe place to evade deportation. Illegal entrants and asylum seekers, after all, are only here to pursue a better life for themselves and their families (and all the better if Democrats can load them up on welfare). Why, then, would a city like San Francisco, which lies in Pelosi’s district, not leap at the chance to bring in more of their well-meaning friends?

Mitch McConnell Opposes Nominees Who Agree With President Trump

Mitch McConnell opposes Ken Cuccinelli for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security precisely because Cuccinelli agrees with Trump, and the last person an establishment Chamber of Commerce-type Republican like Mitch McConnell wants running DHS is someone who actually believes in and will fight for the Trump border security agenda.