Today President Trump said he is “seriously” considering issuing an executive order to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants when speaking to reporters outside the White House.
Trump said it is “frankly ridiculous” that the United States affords citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby – congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen” Trump exclaimed.
Last year Trump told Axios “we’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States…with all of those benefits…it’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”
The issue of birthright citizenship has been a controversial issue for decades. Hundreds of thousands of women, particularly from countries in the Middle East and Mexico, take advantage of the birthright citizenship policy. These women come into the United States and obtain the minimal amount of legally required care under United States doctors so their children can be born here and have dual citizenship. In most cases, the families return to their country of origin immediately following birth.
Many investigations have been done showing women living in Mexico are receiving welfare checks from the United States because they had their “anchor babies” across the border and use a fake address in the U.S. to have their checks sent to. Friends or family members then get the money back to the single mothers who have returned to Mexico. Forbes released an article in 2016 citing the horrendous cost the policy has on our citizens.
Texas newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on a terrifying incident of three adults conspiring to smuggle a 9-year-old boy from Mexico to Texas in order to be sold. Officials said Elida Moreno, 26, a U.S. citizen living in Piedras Negras, Mexico was paid $1,700 to use her son’s birth certificate to smuggle in the boy who was believed to have been kidnapped.
Moreno took the boy, under her son’s identity, to enter the U.S. through Eagle Pass, Texas. Once they crossed the border they stayed in a hotel before taking a shuttle to San Antonio the next day. When in San Antonio she was instructed to meet a 26-year-old Mexican citizen, Nery Dominguez and hand over the boy in exchange for $2,500.
According to the Star-Telegram, “at some point, the friend’s neighbor” who originally asked Moreno to smuggle the boy, told her “not to hand over the boy causing ‘a struggle between Moreno and [Dominguez],’ officials say. San Antonio Police Department showed up at the scene and arrested Dominguez.”
Moreno was then instructed to deliver the child to a 65-year-old man, Victor Monsivais at a truck stop. Fortunately, “following a sting orchestrated by Homeland Security Investigations, officials intercepted the boy and Monsivais in a grocery store parking lot in San Antonio Wednesday morning.” Moreno, Dominguez, and Monsivais all face conspiracy charges. Moreno faces an additional charge of “bringing an illegal alien into the U.S. for-profit” and “making a false statement to a federal official upon conviction.”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is asking that any suspicious activity be called into the ICE Tip Line at: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE
East Side Chicago Community Day organizers are facing backlash after including an ICE piñata at their annual event. According to CBS Chicago:
The event was organized by a chamber of commerce comprised of over 25 East Side businesses. A representative said they never would have imaged their event would cause commotion.
But one the people behind the group that brought the piñata said they were banking on making a statement during East Side Community Day in Chicago.
“Some parents were holding their kids to hit the piñata,” said Anthony Martinez of Los Brown Berets.
Pictures posted on social media show several other children in line waiting to take a swing at the political piñata. Many Facebook commenters applauded the idea while others were in disagreement, calling the activity ignorant, disrespectful and teaching the young to hate.
“It was not meant in a negative way at all towards law enforcement,” said Martinez, who leads the Chicago chapter of Los Brown Berets, a nationwide activist group aimed at overcoming inequalities against Chicanos.
Bad parenting is the cause of nearly all the problems we have in this world. Parents encouraging their children to pulverize an object that is meant to represent an agent of law enforcement is a horrible thing and will without a doubt traumatize the children and cause them to lack trust in authorities in the future.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a Twitter video on Sunday explaining that he and the city’s government will not be cooperating with federal ICE agents as they execute their raids throughout the nation. Garcetti, after giving legal advice to the illegals (this legal advice did not include to not illegally enter the country), explained: “Your city is on your side, and rest assured, here in Los Angeles we are not coordinating with ICE.”
According to Cornell Law, in order for someone to be convicted of obstructing justice “that person must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but that person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a connection between the endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the person must have knowledge of this connection.”
Garcetti’s actions CLEARLY fit all of these qualifications. By preventing the police, part of the executive branch, from enforcing the law, in order to disrupt the actions of ICE, he is knowingly and intentionally obstructing the due administration of justice. This was an active action by Garcetti, as in, if he had done nothing then the police would have done their jobs. His actions actively blocked the executive branch from executing.
This is possibly one of the most blatant obstruction of justice examples I’ve ever seen. This mayor and this chief of police for LAPD should be arrested by their own police departments or even ICE.
The troops at the Southern border are not permitted to engage with the cartel and illegal aliens crossing the border, Conservative Review reports. Apparently, their job is to alert the Border Patrol of incursions, not to enforce the border itself. Thus, the cartel is able to pass directly in front of the U.S. military, and they are unable to stop them. This seems very odd since the core purpose of a military seems to usually be enforcing the borders of a country to protect the country from foreign invaders.
A Department of Homeland Security attorney anonymously reported to Conservative Review, “Despite the fact that a more aggressive and armed military posture at the border is purely repelling incursions from the cartels and has nothing to do with Posse Comitatus limitations on enforcing interior domestic law, the administration lawyers refuse to view it that way.”
Another anonymous agent explained, “We are outmanned, outgunned, and outmaneuvered, and the cartels have better technology than we do. The cartels are also much smarter than people give them credit for. They know that the military has been given orders only to alert Border Patrol of incursions rather than deterring and pushing them back across the river. As such, they will literally cross in rafts right in front of the military vehicles, often armed with weapons, knowing they won’t touch them and knowing that our agents are so tied down with their strategic weaponization of family units that it will take too long for us to arrive at the scene.”
This is a perfect example of how far left our military has gone politically. Whoever is advising the president on the legality of using our troops to enforce border control is dead wrong. The very existence of our military is to protect the homeland first and deploy to foreign nations second. It pains me to see such a simple solution negated.
Bottom line, we already have a wall, it’s called the United States Military. Use it!