Earlier this week, President Donald Trump met with Congressional lawmakers to discuss immigration, DACA and the Wall. During this meeting, the President made some comments that have conservatives worried he might surrender DACA and perhaps the biggest item that got him elected: the Wall at the southern border.
The President said that he’d be willing to sign anything that comes from Congress about immigration, and you can clearly see why that has conservatives and Trump supporters worried.
Conservatives like Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and James Woods have voiced their opinions after the televised meeting.
Mark Levin played a clip of what the President said: “And, Chuck, I will say, when this group comes back – hopefully with an agreement – this group and others from the Senate, from the House, comes back with an agreement, I’m signing it. I mean, I will be signing it. I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, gee, I want this or I want that.’ I’ll be signing it, because I have a lot of confidence in the people in this room that they’re going to come up with something really good.”
Then, Levin voiced his concern: “That’s no Art of the Deal, that’s complete surrender. Now I suspect the President will realize that and try to talk some of that back, but that is very bad.”
Ann Coulter went on a twitter rant about how this will hurt the President, saying: “Trump, flanked by Dems & open-borders GOPS, announces plan for 100% open-ended amnesty (per courts).” “But don’t worry! There will be ‘border security’! (Political euphemism for: You’re not getting a wall.)” “This DACA lovefest confirms a main thesis of Michael Wolff’s book: When Bannon left, liberal Dems Jared, Ivanka, Cohn & Goldman Sachs took over.” “After agreeing with DiFi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment) that stand-alone DACA will come FIRST, Trump’s muscle memory kicks in & he cites Israel saying NOTHING BUT A WALL WILL WORK.” Finally ending with: “Nothing Michael Wolff could say about Donald Trump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now.”
And conservative actor James Woods also went on a bit of a rant, saying: “If you fold on immigration, you are a one term president.” “That’s it. If Trump rolls over on DACA, he loses my vote. That is a promise.” “End DACA completely, build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, end chain migration, enforce voter ID, and deport all lawbreakers. Democrats never listened to us when they were in control. Wake up, Republicans. You have the power. Use it, for God’s sake!”
That’s a lot of things to say. Because of that, I won’t break down and analyze every single thing they said, as that would make this article far too long.
Let’s just take the most significant comments from each.
Levin said that this is surrendering to the Democrats on DACA and immigration reform. That may be so on the outset, but I have a little more faith in the President than that. He’s not the idiot the Left and MSM make him out to be. He’s a thinker. A strategist. And most importantly in this case, a negotiator.
Levin mentioned the Art of the Deal, the book Trump wrote. It’s precisely BECAUSE he wrote the Art of the Deal that I trust him to make the best deal he can make on this. He knows a bad deal when he sees it. He’s not going to fold on this issue just so the Democrats and the media will like him. He knows who got him elected. He knows what his supporters want.
None of us want DACA. None of us want chain migration. None of us want open borders. We want an end to DACA, an end to chain migration, to that stupid lottery system and most of all, WE WANT A WALL!
But you have to remember, Trump himself is the very person who brought up the Wall. That’s been his biggest promise that Congress hasn’t allowed him to fulfill. While many of the other promises he’s fulfilled or is in the process of fulfilling (stronger economy, bringing back jobs, defeating ISIS), promises like the Wall are beyond the executive branch and for good reason.
While I believe many of the things he says on many issues, I don’t believe that he will simply sign anything that’s brought to his desk. That would guarantee that he becomes a one-term president, as Woods said. Again, he’s not dumb.
Next, we have Ann Coulter. She has had a history of making very explosive tweets in the past. Back in September of 2017, we were in a similar position. Trump had seemingly softened on DACA and conservatives, particularly Ann, exploded over his comments. If you remember, she had tweeted: “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” Remember what happened afterwards? Nothing.
No change was made on the DACA decision, which is why Democrats and some RINOs are still fighting for it today.
Now, she does make one good point. Nothing Michel Wolff could say could hurt Trump more than what Trump could say or do. I believe there are only two beings in existence that can destroy Trump: God and Trump himself.
Again I find myself making this point: he’s not an idiot. He’s not going to self-destruct.
One of the reasons he tweets so much is so that he can maintain contact with regular Americans as much as he can. The media is full of lies. He knows he can’t trust them, so he chooses to use a direct network with his millions of followers. He has paid attention. He knows what his supporters want. We want to Make America Great Again and building the Wall will be a major step towards doing so. He knows this very well.
Now, you may be asking: “Why would he essentially promise to sign anything that comes to his desk?”
I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know for sure, mostly because I’m not Trump and don’t know what he thinks all the time. But there’re some possibilities.
Possibility #1: To ditch the “divisive” association made to him in a show of solidarity with members of Congress. Even Senator Jeff Flake said that the meeting was far more constructive than he expected it to be and he was “impressed” by the President’s flexibility. For the first time in a long time, the media reports positively about him.
Possibility #2: To get members of Congress to attend his State of the Union address later this month so that they may directly listen to what he has to say, to the accomplishments he’s made in the last year and perhaps to further drive his desire to build the Wall. Trump is a showman. He enjoys an audience. He might want these people to pay close attention to what he wants and what he looks to do this calendar year 2018.
Possibility #3: To show that it’s possible for Congress to work together and get something done. During the campaign trail, there were times when Trump bashed Congress for not being able to get anything done, a point which was made obvious throughout 2017. He might want to make an example out of them by showing the American people and members of Congress that when united, Congress can achieve plenty of things. Perhaps this is merely to put pressure on Congress to pass more MAGA legislation in the future. Personally, I don’t think that would work, but Trump may be looking to see what he can get Congress to do.
I’ll grant you, those are not the only possibilities. It’s entirely possible that none of these are right or only a bit of all of them is right, but we won’t know until the President does or doesn’t do something on this issue.
Now, notice how I don’t mention him folding on immigration as a possibility. That’s because of the very point I’ve been making throughout this article: he’s not dumb. He’s not dumb enough to abandon his base. He knows Democrats will still try to impeach him and when that fails, to defeat him in 2020. I seriously doubt he’s simply looking to be well-liked by the enemy. And I seriously doubt he’d be looking to do that through surrendering everything he stands for.
I think he’s done enough great things to Make America Great Again throughout his tenure as President to warrant a little faith in the guy. He’s often shown to be witty and, to use his own words, a “very stable genius”. And while the Left mocks him for that, it’s a very truthful statement.
I have faith that Trump will not concede to the Democrats and accept whatever deal they want. He’s not going to let them scam him.
“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
Before any liberal readers flip out, no, this is not about race.
Last week, the trial to determine the fate of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the Illegal Immigrant who shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle at a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015, concluded. The Juror acquitted Garcia Zarate of all charges except for felony possession of a firearm.
According to CBS News: “San Francisco Deputy District Attorney Diana Garcia said she didn’t know why Garcia Zarate fired the weapon, but he created a risk of death by bringing the firearm to the pier that day and twirling around on a chair for at least 20 minutes before he fired. She said he then ran away while other people tried to figure out what had happened. The bullet ricocheted on the pier’s concrete walkway before it struck Steinle.”
So the Jurors decided that it was “an accident” because he didn’t intend to hit Kate? WHAT A LOAD OF B.S. THAT IS!
You’re telling me that this guy gets to walk from murder charges because he didn’t directly hit Kate? Ever heard of Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter? (The latter being one of the charges this criminal was acquitted of).
Voluntary Manslaughter happens when “the offender had no prior intent to kill and acted during ‘the heat of passion’…” and Involuntary Manslaughter happens when “the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, either expressed or implied. It is distinguished from voluntary manslaughter by the absence of intention…”
Here’s why I mention both: if you’re in a public space, twirling around a firearm for 20 minutes and eventually fire it, you had intent to either cause harm or kill someone. No sane person would ever do that. What kind of psychopath do you have to be to twirl around a gun for 20 minutes in a public space and fire it at random?
And even if you argue that he didn’t intend to kill Kate, that’s where we get to Involuntary Manslaughter. BUT STILL, HE GETS TO WALK FROM THOSE CHARGES!
An Illegal Immigrant who’s been deported 5 times prior, was wanted for deportation for a sixth time, was in possession of an illegal firearm that he stole from a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger the week prior managed to get away scot-free from any sort of homicide charges. And so far, I don’t see any outrage coming from the people of San Francisco or the American Left.
Remember when George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder (self-defense) of Trayvon Martin? Remember how outraged the Left was? How Obama said that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon”, in a sort of honor to the delinquent?
Where’s the outrage from the Left now? If Garcia Zarate had been white and Kate had been a minority, would THAT have drawn the outrage from the Left? Or if Kate had been the one to kill Garcia Zarate in that same way and had been acquitted, would that have Democrats saying their son would look like the deranged Illegal Immigrant?
Justice was not served last week. Thanks to San Francisco’s absent-minded “sanctuary city” policies, a deranged Illegal Immigrant criminal is able to stay in the country and kill people without consequence.
San Francisco disgusts me. I had my issues with them before, but now I am blatantly sick to my stomach with the Sodomic city.
And to enrage us further, Garcia Zarate’s Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez chose to bash the President and Vice President for criticism that had yet to even come to the verdict, saying: “For those who might criticize the verdict – there are a number of people who have commented on this case in the last couple of years; the Attorney General of the United States and the President and Vice President of the United States. Let me just remind them: they are themselves under investigation by a special prosecutor in Washington D.C. and they may soon avail themselves of the presumption of innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, so I ask that they reflect on that before they comment or disparage the results of this case.”
Typical Leftist. He simply couldn’t resist to bring something up that has nothing to do with the present case and will lead to nothing the Left wants.
Mr. Gonzalez, let me make something perfectly clear: Donald Trump was VOTED into office by We the People of the United States of America. There’s not going to be a “presumption of innocence beyond a reasonable doubt” because there’s no substantial evidence of GUILT! Otherwise, believe me, we would know about it by this point given how the Special Counsel leaks info like an ice cream cone under the hot sun.
But your client is, beyond a reasonable doubt, GUILTY OF HOMICIDE! He may not have struck Kate directly, but you can’t possibly tell me there was no intent behind the murder just because the bullet ricocheted and hit her. He FIRED a weapon at a concrete walkway. In case your brain is too small to figure this out: PEOPLE WALK ON WALKWAYS!
I don’t know if Garcia Zarate is the biggest imbecile in the world and didn’t know that bullets can ricochet off of solid structures if hit at a certain angle or if he was just deranged enough to think nothing would happen by FIRING A WEAPON LOW ENOUGH TO HIT SOMEONE, but that doesn’t matter.
The fact is that this deranged Illegal Immigrant SHOULDN’T HAVE EVEN BEEN IN THE COUNTRY AND SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ON THE STREETS. But thanks to the Left’s insistence on protecting Illegal Immigrants, an American woman lost her life and received no justice for it.
And they dare continue to oppose the building of a wall? Kate isn’t the only person to have been killed by an Illegal Immigrant. I’ve seen stories about Illegals raping and killing children. Stories of them killing other people. They are CRIMINALS WHO SHOULDN’T BE PROTECTED BY ANYONE - THEY CLEARLY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR PEOPLE'S LIVES!
And yet, the Left favors them over the American people.
The Left hates America so much that they’d rather see it turn into Mexico, a country without rule of law, than see it succeed.
This is why we need to build the Wall. To keep criminals and deranged immigrants from coming here whenever and however they please. If we had had a wall at the Southern border, at least starting before 2015, Kate would be alive today. As would many other victims of Illegal Immigrant criminals.
I hope we will get to build the Wall sooner rather than later. Maybe we can call it Kate’s Wall.
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
An article on TheHill.com caught my interest recently. You can see why with the title alone: “Liberal unrest threatens Dem immigration strategy.”
You don’t typically see Democrats opposing Democrats, or at least being divided on an issue. Even when they run for their Party’s nomination, they tend to agree on nearly everything, with the only disagreement being on how intensely they should pursue something. So to see an article that says there are people on the Left that don’t agree with Democrats is quite strange and interesting.
You might remember that, recently, Nancy Pelosi was heckled by “immigrants’ rights activists” who want Democrats to pass a “clean” Dream Act while also protecting the other 10 million illegals living in the country.
They heckled her and called her a liar when she said she was on their side (which she is) and believed she was betraying them by cutting a deal with Trump, chanting “all of us or none of us!” Gee, you’re really making this a tough decision, huh?
Those hecklers truly didn’t know that Nancy Pelosi is on their side and wants what they want. Trust me, she wishes Democrats didn’t have to try to negotiate with Trump. But here's the interesting part...
According to The Hill: “Some activists have been brought into the Democratic Party umbrella and agree with the need for negotiation… Others fear a deal between Trump and top Democrats would spare Dreamers while ‘kicking ICE into overdrive’ in persecution of other undocumented immigrants. Among that second group are activists who would rather accept new border-wall construction – a non-starter for the Democrats – than funding that could be used to hire more (ICE) agents.”
So it’s clear that there are two groups of immigrant activists: those who want Democrats to make a deal with Trump that would protect Dreamers and those who would rather ACCEPT BUILDING THE WALL than risk ICE hunting them down and deporting them.
“’A wall isn’t ICE, a wall doesn’t walk into your home and drag you out by your *expletive* hair’”, according the The Hill.
Man, I never thought I’d see immigrants be willing to give Trump the wall if it means that THEY get to stay here and not worry much about ICE. But here’s the strange part: while a Wall definitely takes a lot of money to fund, it likely won’t take away funding for ICE. Yes, ICE wouldn’t be heavily funded if a Wall is built, but it’s still a threat to illegals.
But I guess they have to deal with the cards they’ve been dealt. It’s either allow Trump to build a Wall and not have ICE super funded and super powerful to deport a whole lot of them or make a deal that just protects DACA recipients, doesn’t protect the rest and ICE gets funding that otherwise would’ve gone to the Wall.
I would feel sorry for them if they weren’t criminals. I would feel sorry for them if they weren’t looking to pay for their crimes one way or another.
But these kinds of things typically go ignored or unnoticed by the MSM. As did the overwhelming majority of support for Trump over Hillary, the media chooses to ignore the fact that there’s internal struggles within their own party and even their BASE!
However, that really shouldn’t come as such a big surprise. We all saw just how truly divided the Democrat base was in the primaries. Bernie Sanders was clearly better liked than Clinton, but the DNC never gave him or anyone else the chance to be the Democrat candidate for the 2016 election. And it’s clear that there were plenty of (registered) Democrats who wound up not voting at all because Hillary was so unlikable or simply because they were pissed that the DNC screwed Bernie over.
So there has been evidence of Democrats being divided, but they are not typically divided on ISSUES. While you see every single day that Republicans are worthless and are heavily divided on issues such as Obamacare and tax reform, Democrats tend to stick together. But, then again, all Democrats are Establishment (and the Establishment is communist), so they all know what way to vote.
But it’s entirely different to see people outside the Establishment divided on an issue, as opposed to a candidate. Sure, they will prefer one candidate over another, but they typically all agree on issues. They are typically either communists or dangerously misinformed. But here, you can see at least two sides within Democrats.
One side would rather try to strong-arm Trump (a tactic that simply won’t work) into protecting Dreamers and giving up on the Wall, and the other side would rather allow Trump to build the Wall, knowing that ICE won’t then be heavily funded to “mass deport” millions of illegals.
And it’s truly interesting to see this. Mostly because we’ve mostly been talking about Trump and HIS base and supporters and how THEY feel about a deal with the Democrats. But we have not payed attention to the Democrat base, largely because we thought they were all on the same page. I certainly didn’t expect Pelosi to get heckled by people that she agrees with and is on the same side with.
Heck, I even remember the time when Bernie Sanders was heckled at a campaign stop by Black Lives Matter people, even though he is on their side as well. So it’s clear that there is at least SOME division within the Democrat base.
And do you want to know what else is interesting? We (conservatives and Trump supporters) aren’t divided. The media will tell you that Trump’s base is leaving him and that we are divided amongst ourselves, but none of that is true. What they think is Trump’s base is the REPUBLICAN base. And, to an extent, they are right! Trump’s base is, largely, the Republican base… it’s just that Republicans no longer HAVE a base.
I wouldn’t call myself a Republican any more. I would call myself a Trumper. I don’t support the Republican Party, because they don’t support me. Trump, on the other hand, does support me and other Americans, and so, I support him. The Republicans no longer have a base. That base is now Trump’s base. But why do I say “to an extent”? Because I know and have seen plenty of former Democrats be in support of Trump.
Democrats who have formerly voted for Obama at least once and have decided to instead support Trump. Trump’s base is the Republican base + disillusioned Obama voters. Trump’s base is an AMERICAN base. Pro-America. While the Democrat base is largely anti-America and the Republican base is virtually non-existent.
And to see the Democrat base be divided at least to this current level is great. That’s merely one of the many reasons Trump won the election. And thankfully, we continue to see at least SOME level of division within the Democrat base.
We don’t tend to see evil and ignorance be divided, but when it happens, it’s great to see.
“But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
As you know, last week President Trump rolled back Obama's 2012 Executive Order that granted special treatment to illegal immigrants who came to America as children. Those 'children' are now in their 20s and 30s, therefore old enough to know right from wrong.
I myself am an immigrant. I too had dreams - dreams of my home country, Argentina, to one day do something different, better and highly unusual for any country in Latin America: RESPECT THE LAW. Argentina has had all sorts of issues - political and economic - for the simple fact that they refuse to respect the law they themselves enact. In some ways they operate like the Deep State in the US - there's a set of rules for the common people, and then there's another set of rules for people like Hillary Clinton.
But when I was young, I didn't see America's Deep State. Argentina has a deep state of its own, and it's what's ruined the country. When I was young, I dreamed about coming to America, because of its RULE OF LAW. I was tired of the special privileges that the ruling class had in Argentina and I wanted a fair shot at life and prosperity. You can't have that when taxation eats up most of your income and rules change overnight, putting you always at risk of being out-of-compliance in some aspect of what you do. It's by design, in case you're wondering. The deep state everywhere in the world wants to keep you on your toes and have the ability to arrest you or fine you as they wish.
Now, since my desire was to take a break from the disaster that is Latin America, I wanted to come to a place where rules didn't change overnight, and I could have some certainty that any legal action I would take or could be taken against me would be dealt with by the magistrates according to the law.
Sure, this was all long before that baker in Colorado was condemned for denying a wedding cake to a gay couple...
But in any case, at the time in the early 2000s, long before you could be condemned for not wanting to violate your faith, America was a decent country. America was a country where you could do whatever you wanted, as long as it was legal. In Argentina you could also do whatever you wanted, as long as you didn't get caught.
Never in a million years did I consider coming to America ILLEGALLY. NEVER!
And I had a child when I came here, who was 13 at the time. We waited, we planned and we did everything in a legal manner, because what I wanted more than anything was RULE OF LAW. And I wasn't going to expose my OWN CHILD to breaking the law. No way!
These 'dreamers' are not kids. And I would like to ask them what their dreams are, because clearly the rule of law isn't one of them.
There are many reasons why people come to America - GREED is one of them. When you're willing to break the law - or keep breaking it if your parents were the ones putting you in this position - then, where does it end? Where do you draw the line? Are you willing to STEAL? To KILL? You're already breaking the law, so what truly brings you here? The answer is...money, of course.
Prosperity is a top priority in these "dreamers'" minds. Not that there's anything wrong with prosperity. But when you're willing to break the law for money, then you're greedy. And there's no telling how far you're willing to go for money.
Dreamers have a CHOICE. They could continue breaking the law or they could just do the right thing: go back home and start a new, legal, process to come to America.
Dreamers remind me of Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather'. Michael (played by Al Pacino) was a member of a family of mobsters, with the Godfather, Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) at the helm. With no fault of his own Michael was BORN into a family of criminals. And he kept telling his girlfriend Kay (Diane Keaton) that he wanted nothing to do with the family business. This went on until Vito was the target of a murder attempt.
What happened next?
Michael had a CHOICE.
What did he choose?
To finally join the family and continue ... breaking the law.
Obviously the movie, which was produced in leftist Hollywood, tries to justify Michael's decision as the 'natural thing to do' when your father's life is at stake. It tries to tell you that you would do the same thing as Michael did - assassinate the Chief of Police who had attempted to kill his father. The movie really doesn't leave the viewer an option - but the truth is we ALL have options. If you want to learn right from wrong, you don't watch The Godfather - you read the Bible.
The Godfather is an interesting movie that not only shows the choices human beings face - it also shows the DEEP STATE at work. After all, the Godfather owned Senators, Chiefs of Police, journalists, etc. etc. The godfathers of the world used to be called mobsters. We now call them LOBBYISTS. But this is a topic for another article.
Dreamers face the same types of decisions. They have a CHOICE. Either they join their families in continuing breaking the law, or they do the right thing.
They've CHOSEN to break the law.
As an immigrant myself, now a proud US Citizen, I find it disgusting that the Left would play down the importance of respecting the law.
But then again, the Left hardly ever respects the law. Look at ANTIFA, or Hillary, or Bill Clinton. The Left and the Constitution can never be reconciled.
Dreamers should do the right thing. Like Jim Carrey's character, lawyer Fletcher Reed, yells at one of his clients over the phone in the movie 'Liar Liar', after his client got arrested again: STOP BREAKING THE LAW!
'You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you'
Author: Danielle Cross
You may have heard that border crossings have dropped by 40% since Trump took office. You may also know that Univision’s Jorge Ramos said the ‘Trump effect’ is causing ‘fear stronger than any wall’. For someone like me, who came into this country legally and have never broken the law (anywhere in the world, I must add) this is good news.
Not long ago I met with a Venezuelan CEO of a weight management company which fundamentally serves the Hispanic community in the US. He told me that the community is vastly scared of Trump. I didn’t say anything, but I thought ‘I’m Hispanic and I’m not afraid of Trump. Why would they be?’ Then, of course, the obvious response: I’m a US Citizen now and I have never been in this country illegally.
Who is this CEO doing business with?
Possibly the same people that Jorge Ramos serves: illegal immigrants.
I have to admit that what brought me to this country initially was better opportunities. But never in a million years would I have entered this country illegally just to earn more money than in Latin America.
The one point my fellow Hispanics need to understand is that money cannot be the driver of our decisions. There’s still right and wrong in this world and breaking the law just to make a little bit more money makes you no better than a CEO who breaks the law to make a lot more money. Think of Enron or Bernie Madoff. The only difference between Madoff and the illegal Hispanic community is the AMOUNT of money they’re after – but the motivation to break the law is the same.
What is the first commandment in the Bible?
Exodus 20:3 reads ‘you shall have no other gods before me’
That means we cannot worship anybody or anything above God. When you worship something, like money, or someone above God, that’s when you get into trouble.
Think about it this way: when you prioritize smoking, or drugs, or money or sex in your life, you’re more likely to get hurt. God’s commandments are not meant to hold us back, but rather to protect us from harm. Like when parents teach their children not to run around a swimming-pool. It’s the same principle – God is protecting us.
One of the most attractive qualities of America is its rule of law. There’s no other country in the world like America in this respect. If your intentions are to break the law in any way, you have to expect some level of punishment.
My fellow Hispanics: what you’re teaching your children is that anything goes. You’re teaching them that the end justifies the means. Don’t be surprised if your children take breaking the law up a notch and begin stealing or… worse. You’re a role model to them. The end never justifies the means.
I lived in different countries before coming to the US. In all of them I always tried to assimilate. I bought a Brazilian flag when I lived in Brazil, and the Mexican flag when I lived in Mexico. I tried to learn and communicate in Portuguese, I tried to learn Mexican words and use some of their mannerisms.
The problem with the Hispanic community is that most of them don’t care to assimilate – they don’t learn English and naturally they themselves put limits to their potential by virtue of refusing to learn the language.
Since their priority is money, they don’t really care to learn the language, or to learn US history or even politics to at least try to understand who really is undermining their future – it’s the left, of course. Here in America as well as in their home countries, the left is on a mission to keep people poor.
Hispanics, for the most part, would call themselves Christians. They should follow what Scriptures say about their obligations when they’re immigrants: they should respect the law.
You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you
It looks like the Mexican President may feel offended by Trump’s executive order to build the southern wall. President Pena Nieto decided to cancel his meeting with US President Donald Trump and suggested Mexico is facing the ‘biggest threat from its Northern neighbor since WWI’.
I lived in Mexico for 5 years – I love its people, its beaches and its history. But let me tell you what I learnt in those 5 years – the Mexican government thinks Mexicans have a RIGHT to come to America, documented or not.
You see, they do have a wall in their southern border with Guatemala. The Trump wall in an of itself isn't the issue. The key issue here is they’re still mad about losing California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado – they feel these territories were unfairly taken from them and therefore they’re claiming them back by virtue of invasion. The Mexican government actually PROMOTES the invasion. Mexican politicians are unable or unwilling to build a country that enables its own people to prosper and live freely, so their only solution is to get their people to cross the border and look for better opportunities here. Combine the lack of opportunity at home and the feeling of loss of Mexican territory to the US and you get a perfect recipe for mass invasion.
When Mexicans come in, their mindset is not that of most of us, immigrants – they don’t come in to assimilate.
Since their goal is to correct a historic mistake and retake lost territory, they have no interest in learning English, following the law, singing The Star-Spangled Banner or waving our flag. Since this migration is in fact an invasion, sooner or later, they hope, Spanish will be widely spoken and the Mexican flag will fly again…in essence, they’re trying to bring Mexico back into these lost territories.
I’m an immigrant myself – from Argentina. Never in a million years did I consider NOT assimilating to the US. I’ve learnt the language, I’ve become a US citizen and I was incredibly emotional during the naturalization ceremony - something that was surprising to me because I thought I was so cool about it.
Assimilation is key to prosperity and THE WAY to pay RESPECTS to the country that’s taking us in. I’m GRATEFUL to this country and to GOD for placing me here - and I’m PROUD to be an American. Unfortunately, that’s not the way most Mexicans feel when they cross the border illegally.
As most of my readers know, I’m a Christian and I try to find Biblical solutions to our problems. The Bible does actually speak about immigration. It says that, while it’s true that we need to love and receive foreigners, there’s an obligation on the part of the immigrant: to follow the law.
Leviticus 18:26 says: ‘You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you’.
The Mexican government bakes into its budget the fact that millions of their own people migrate to the US. They have no intention to build an inclusive economy where they themselves solve Mexico’s problems. The expectation is, given the US snatched the northern part of what used to be Mexico from their hands, that Mexico’s old enemy will take care of their 'unwanted Mexicans'. They don’t want these people in Mexico. They want us to take them in. That, my friend, is the sad truth.
The challenge for Mexico at this point is to come to the realization that the US will no longer be taking illegal Mexicans. And they need to understand that it’s time to grow up and start creating an economy that’s inclusive of ALL Mexicans. This has never been a priority to the Mexican government. They must accept the fact that these Mexicans are not our problem – they're theirs. We have problems of our own.
Now, having said that, whether the Mexican government accepts this fact or not should be completely irrelevant to us. Hopefully, they’ll get it and will course correct – and, who knows? Maybe they’ll be able to actually prosper – all by themselves. That’d be wonderful. But to OUR government the priority is the safety of our own people.
The wall is not meant to keep Mexicans out – it’s meant to keep TERRORISTS and CRIMINALS out. And to make it more difficult for anyone crossing the border illegally. It’s a common sense approach to a complicated problem. We all lock the doors of our homes to keep the bad guys out. This is no different.
The person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach to the LORD and he shall be cut off from among his people
Author: Daniela R.
America is a nation of immigrants. Historically, we have received people from all corners of the world – some fleeing war, some fleeing oppression, some fleeing extreme poverty – all of them seeking freedom and opportunity.
With the Trump Administration soon to be sworn in, immigration has become a hot button issue. People are reacting emotionally about Trump’s policies and are not really thinking what we really ought to do as a nation. Focusing on what might or might not happen, having a ‘the sky is falling’ attitude doesn’t help anyone, particularly those who claim to be concerned.
So let’s start tackling the issue.
People don’t know what to think about immigration – should we be compassionate towards immigrants? Should we help them out? Legal and illegal? Should we receive them? Should we restrict immigration?
With terrorism surging all these questions are valid questions...
...we want to be compassionate, but we want to be safe as well.
So what’s the right thing to do?
Before I give you an answer, let me tell you my friend, that the issue of immigration is not a partisan issue. Politicians who don’t understand right from wrong will not solve the problem and they won’t give you an answer.
The answer to the immigration issue is really in the most important book you will ever read. You know this book – it’s existed for thousands and thousands of years. Right now you can’t find it in our public schools, but you can download it online. Chances are, however, you have a copy at home already.
Personally I have many copies – one in each of my smart phones, in my eBook reader and three printed versions.
The book I’m talking about is The Bible. Yes, the Bible talks about immigration.
What does the Bible say about immigration? Like I said earlier, we want to help but we want to be safe. Can we do both?
Yes, we can. So let's see what we're supposed to do.
According to the Bible, God’s people are to:
But there's a catch, so keep reading.
Let’s discuss in more detail how the Bible says we should do these three things.
God commands acceptance of foreigners – but not any foreigners. He commands us to accept only those foreigners who are willing to accept His laws. In Leviticus God gives Israelites a number of rules they must follow.
Leviticus 18:26 says: ‘You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you’.
The Bible has many examples of foreign-born men and women who were accepted as productive citizens of Israel. Accepting immigrants who are willing to accept God’s laws is a mandate in the Bible.
In the New Testament, there's another example of acceptance of foreigners. Jesus defied the long-standing custom of not speaking to Samaritans when in the Gospel according to John He engaged in conversation with a Samaritan woman. This conversation ultimately led to many of her Samaritan friends to come to Jesus Christ (John 4:1-26).
As you can see, the key is to only accept immigrants who are subject to the same laws as natives. Anyone coming to our country with the purpose of breaking the law should not be allowed in.
Hospitality to immigrants was crucial in ancient times, because travel was extremely treacherous.
Exodus 23:9 says: ‘You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt’.
Helping immigrants is another mandate in the Bible.
This is the key one. We can accept immigrants who are willing to follow our laws. We can even help them out, but without the third one, immigration is never going to work.
This third mandate is CRITICAL to a prosperous, functioning society. It’s CRITICAL to the survival of such society. In the Bible, immigrants didn’t have carte blanche to do as they pleased. God gave us explicit limits to our acceptance of strangers.
Foreigners in Israel were expected to contribute to the success of the nation. There are many examples in the Bible of many immigrants contributing to their adopted land.
The message coming from the Bible is crystal clear: yes, we must accept and help immigrants, but only to the extent that they assimilate to the national culture and contribute to society.
Try explaining any of this to Democrats in power…Since they’re leftists, the idea of a prosperous America or even the survival of a Christian America is repelling to them – they want immigrants who are going to destroy our culture. Leftists care very little about our individual well-being. They have one purpose (which they share with Islamic Terrorists, by the way): the destruction of America as we know it, like they've destroyed other cultures such as in Cuba, in China, in North Korea, in Latin America (where I'm originally from) and now, in Europe. Illegal immigrants, and Islamic refugees are part of the plan. Thank God the electorate rejected it in the last election.
As you can see, my friend, as the Christian nation that we are, we’re expected to follow these Biblical rules above. Let’s bring in the people who truly love this country – and are willing to sacrifice for it. Those who are coming to break the law, or to kill us in the name of some fictitious god, shouldn’t be given the opportunity to do so on our own soil.
Let’s be compassionate and stay safe at the same time. It CAN be done!
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