Shameful Manipulation of a Painful Issue

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Leftists have outrageously compared the separation of children at the border to Nazi policies. But the Nazis separated children to murder them while Americans separate them to protect them while their parents are detained and their cases processed.

It’s also deeply misleading when some conservatives cite a “crisis” at the Southern border: illegal entries have dropped more than 80% since 2000, from 1.6 million to 300,000. There’s also NO connection between illegal immigration and rising crime—crime’s gone down almost everywhere and statistics show the undocumented less likely to commit violence, not more so.

Big cities with the highest murder rates—St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit—have few illegals while those with the lowest murder rates—El Paso, San Diego, San Jose—have huge populations of the undocumented. We can’t make progress on immigration policy when both sides promote distortions.


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  1. Rizzo  •  Jun 25, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Oh poor Ty baby…. you've avoided answering very important questions.
    Do you think the Insulin guy was hurt or helped by illegally importing millions of low-skilled, uneducated, third-world aliens?

    You leftists NEVER acknowledge the FACT that your open-borders policies, free-for-all, have serious, far-reaching NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES.
    Hardest hit…. Poor, minority citizens!

    So PLEASE, black people, open your eyes! The Democrat party doesn't help you.
    You are OLD NEWS! They have a NEW and IMPROVED voter base. They have imported a new constituency. They care more about the "rights" of illegal aliens, than YOU, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    Your schools will suffer. Your healthcare will suffer. Your lives will suffer.
    The Democrat party is now actively trying to destroy America.

  2. Armand  •  Jun 26, 2018 at 10:15 am

    The Democratic Party wants to eliminate bourgeois America, not the American state. The democrats love the state apparatus, they want to control it, without facing any opposition. The problem come from the republicans who do nothing. We’ve seen no republican pushback against the horrific democratic policies; the reason is that both parties are owned by the same master. The democrats advance the agenda, republicans pretend to oppose(but don’t roll back and replace disasters such as Obamacare) they’re tentacles of the same QE octopus.

  3. Jim Bird  •  Jun 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    I knew Michael would blame Republicans. Since 2004 (and starting with the 11 million illegals figure which supposedly hasn’t changed since Reagan—right!) when you add the yearly numbers of illegals coming in and subtracting those leaving for Mexico and beyond, you get a net total of 24 million through 2017. But the needless to say it will always be 11 million. The 11million illegals who live in LA/Orange County and San Francisco vote 3 and 4 times every Election Day in various precincts which is why we have a 70% Marxist Democrat govt. The middle class is basically gone—so like Europe you have the very wealthy and the poor and of course over 800 Sanctuary Terrorist Cities run by Sharia law—Jews killed on site in Muslim neighborhoods, 90% on welfare and birth rates over 9 to 1. Iran Deal Obama dollars finance several terrorist groups like Hezbola, Hamas, Boca Herumpti Dumpty, Yabba dabba dew, et al. Tens of millions (soon to be billions) of tax payer dollars are kick-backed to O’s foundation. The loot will really roll in when Iran goes on line with it’s nuclear arsenal. Billionaire Barry loves this country and will explain the nuclear 2-year winter as an Earth cleansing than cured global warming/changing/gender neutering and his life’s goal achieved (as Biden so eloquently explained to the Chinese Parliament) Born-again Barack “has a plan to reduce the Earth’s population by 93%. Whispering, “He is sooo smart.”
    Soooo another amnesty lie from GOP, open borders, terrorist sanctuaries and open season on killing more Republicans as perfectly articulated by Mad MAXine’s call to arms for all terrorists, such as
    Antifuc# far and wide from sea to shining sea. I’m sure your opening monologue Michael was why Ms Waters should not be taken seriously, it was just a joke, she knows better, she actually wouldn’t be that bad of a President, ha ha hah, hee hee. Do worry Michael, Steve Schlise and Rand Paul and few hundred others are all anomalies and besides, I will spill my blood in the streets to defend my kids, grandkids, friends and family while you talk with the likes of Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Van Jones, et al, as they call their forces to the streets as Obama did to kill cops and other innocents around the globe. What say you? Never mind, there’s nothing left to say.

    • John D. Fiat  •  Jul 14, 2018 at 3:43 am

      Well, that's what Zionists do! They love open borders everywhere, except for their precious Israel, where they do what we should do. The only difference being that we should only shoot invaders whom cross our borders (after being warned) whereas they shoot the native born for merely protesting their land being stolen without being warned.

  4. Rizzo  •  Jun 27, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    White Woman Calls Police on 8-Year-Old Black Girl For Selling Bottled Water Without Permit

    – You have GOT TO LOVE when these stupid-ass, leftist-REGULATIONS, backfire on the LEFTISTS.
    – So, here's how it goes…. Leftists want to REGULATE EVEYTHING, because as you know, FREE-PEOPLE can NOT be allowed to do anything without proper government oversight.
    Then, a leftist pot-dealer expects the police to uphold this stupid regulation.
    Finally, it's learned that the woman, calling the police, is WHITE, and the little girl is BLACK. The left turn on each other…. it's now a racial issue.
    Because, as we all know, EVERYTHING IS RACIAL.


    A seller’s permit is required in San Francisco if someone plans to sell something for a temporary period or something that would be subject to sales tax at a store, according to the city’s business portal.

    • Ty  •  Jun 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      Question. Do you think there is a higher than near ZERO % chance that same lady would not have called the cops on that little girl if she was white?

      • Rizzo  •  Jun 27, 2018 at 5:47 pm

        No idea? She’s a leftist liberal, living in a leftists liberal land. Do your leftist regulations ONLY apply to white people?
        You leftists made that policy…. was it intended to be racist?

        I think ALL your leftists over-regulation is punitive and pathetic!

        But, to answer your question another way…. I can find, literally 100’s of stories where little white-girls have gotten their lemonade stands shut down.

        Would they do that to little black girls?

  5. Ty  •  Jun 27, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    The general regulation is fine, this is where people need to exercise discretion on how regulations are enforced.

    We have speed limits for safety. It would be annoying of police actively pulled over anyone they could get that went over 1mph over the speed limit. Discretion is required with many laws, not having the laws is not a solution to all of these problems.

    Unless you are part of the non thinking wing of conservatism.

  6. Rizzo  •  Jun 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    So WHY THE F have this ludicrous regulation at all?
    When should you EVER enforce it?
    Only white people should have to follow the stupid ass regulation?

    You are a typical leftist. Discretion means, follow the law when it suits your ends, if not, ignore it.
    You advocate for anarchy.


  7. Rizzo  •  Jun 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    A seller’s permit is required in San Francisco if a WHITE PERSON plans to sell something for a temporary period or something that would be subject to sales tax at a store, according to the city’s business portal.
    UNLESS, under Ty’s discretion, he decides not to enforce it.

    Besides, NOBODY, in this case, ENFORCED ANYTHING. This liberal-ass WHITE WOMAN was race-shamed outta business, just because she thought that’s why her liberal-ass comrades passed the dumb-ass regulation.
    How was she supposed to know that her leftist’s friends would turn on her?!?!?
    Oh yeah, she should’ve known, their policies ONLY APPLY to people of “ WHITE-PRIVILEGE”.

    I knew the left would eventually eat their own.
    Race tops ALL in the leftist’s world.

  8. Ty  •  Jun 28, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Yes, she was, the reaction was overboard, but not out of the blue. There was a case recently where that student at Yale had the police called on her.

    for sleeping in the common area. In this case, the officers were not really at fault, and technically sleeping was not allowed, but it's still incredibly petty to call the police on that student like that. And there is a reasonable chance the extra offence was because of race.

    This is a difficult concept for republicans to accept, they like to pretend they are color blind, when they are often the people most sensitive to race. That's why you get results like that study that showed a differential level of support for housing assistance when the person shown was black vs white.

    Black perpetrators, once you control for committing the same crimes, tend to get longer prison sentences. It's also true that blacks tend to commit certain crimes at a higher rate, this increased frequency relative to their population almost certainly forms stereotypes based on actual empirical observation, and that observation infects the perceptions of the group and perhaps how much a particular individual needs to be punished. So many links on a potential chain. I'm sure you were lost at the first sentence with that gnat like attention span, but these are real phenomenon.

    • Rizzo  •  Jun 28, 2018 at 7:59 am

      Typical leftist, oversimplification, and mere surface-level explanation of the world.
      Just like global warming. You people observe something, then assign causality.
      Leftists look at a thermometer and think it actually causes the temperature to change…. You are like children.

      Here is a little white girl, selling lemonade, who had the cops called on her.
      Was it because she is white? Was the caller black? Why wasn't this person race-shamed out of society?

  9. Nani Tavares  •  Jun 30, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    It's been a long time since I've been this passionate about an issue, but this separation of children has me seeing red. It is an emotional con that shouldn't have worked.

    We separate American children all the time from parents who break the law. Entering the USA without permission IS breaking the law. If we are going to ignore the crime because we don't want to separate the parent from the child, then we'd better be prepared to open our jails or not prosecute anyone who has children.

    If a parent brings a child and breaks into a house, should we not call the cops because the parent will be arrested and the child separated? America IS our home and this idiotic, senseless demand is insisting that we let anyone into our house and STAY because they have a child.

    Many times there is NO proof that the adult IS the parent and yet, we are supposed to allow them to take the child and what? Where do they go?

    My main anger, and I am not alone, is that the parents take their kids on this dangerous journey and/or give them to strangers to allow them easier entry. There is something REALLY wrong in using kids this way.

    No, Michael, the separation of children and adult is SOLELY on the parents shoulder. I don't care why; there is no excuse for putting your kids thru this. NONE. I have about as much compassion for the adult as I do an American who breaks the law and is separated from their kids. That is the choice they made. Yes, it is heartbreaking when kids are taken away and put into foster care; some are screaming while their parents are swearing, but again, the choice to break the law was the parent. Don't you dare try to pull heartstrings you broke.

    Don't want to be separated from your kids? DON'T BREAK THE LAW. What part of that don't you get?

  10. Rey Blanco  •  Jul 2, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Bibles, translated into English don't seem to be in accord with right wing.

    These are some 4 dozen passages (more or less the same in all English versions) about "aliens," "foreigners," "immigration," or by whatever term. It can be argued that the Bible has nothing to do with modern political ideologies or typologies acting out the themes, as if a Holy cosmic play.

    Genesis 12:1 – The call of Abram: “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”
    Genesis 12:10 – “Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to reside there as an “Foreigners”, for the famine was severe in the land.”
    Genesis 19 – Lot takes his family and flees Sodom.
    Genesis 23 – Abraham is a stranger and an “Foreigners” in the land of Canaan.
    Genesis 46:1-7 – Jacob moves his family to Egypt to escape the famine and reunite with Joseph.
    Genesis 47: 1-6 – Joseph brings his brothers to Pharaoh and they are welcomed and given jobs.
    Exodus 1:8-14 – Joseph’s generation is gone, and the Egyptians oppress the Israelites. “Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor.”
    Exodus 12:37-39 – The Israelites were driven out of Egypt so fast they had no time to make provisions and had to bake unleavened cakes of bread.
    Exodus 12:49 and Leviticus 24:22 – “There shall be one law for the native and for the “Foreigners” who resides among you.”
    Exodus 22:21 – Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not wrong or oppress a resident “Foreigners”; for you were “Foreigners”s in the land of Egypt.”
    Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22 – Moses gives God’s law: “You shall not strip your vineyards bare…leave them for the poor and the “Foreigners”.”
    Leviticus 19:33-34 and 24:22 – When the “Foreigners” resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the “Foreigners”. The ”Foreigners” who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the “Foreigners” as yourself, for you were “Foreigners”s in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
    Leviticus 24:23 – Moses receives God’s law: “With me you are but ”Foreigners”s and tenants.”
    Numbers 9:14 and 15:15-16 – “…you shall have one statute for both the resident “Foreigners” and the native.”
    Numbers 35 and Joshua 20 – The Lord instructs Moses to give cities of refuge to the Levites so that when the Israelites must flee into Canaan they may have cities of refuge given to them.
    Deuteronomy 1:16 – “Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident “Foreigners”.”
    Deuteronomy 6:10-13 – The people of Israel are made aware that the land had come to them as a gift from God and they were to remember that they were once “Foreigners”s.
    Deuteronomy 10:18-19 – “For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
    Deuteronomy 14:28-29 and 26:12-13 – Tithing was begun, in part, for resident “Foreigners”s.
    Deuteronomy 24:14 – “You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or “Foreigners”s who reside in your land…”
    Deuteronomy 24:17-18 – “You shall not deprive a resident “Foreigners”…of justice.”
    Deuteronomy 24:19-22 – Leave sheaf, olives, grapes for the “Foreigners”.
    Deuteronomy 26:5 – A wandering Aramean was my ancestor…
    Deuteronomy 27:19 – “Cursed be anyone who deprives the “Foreigners”…of justice.”
    I Chronicles 22:1-2 – ”Foreigners”s were important in building the temple.
    I Chronicles 29:14-15 – David praises God: “We are “Foreigners”s and transients before you…”
    II Chronicles 2:17-18 – Solomon took a census of all the “Foreigners”s and assigned them work.
    Psalm 105 – Remembering their sojourn: “When they were few in number, of little account, and strangers in it, wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people,…”
    Psalm 137:1-6 – “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept…
    >How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?”
    Psalm 146:9 – “The Lord watches over the strangers…”
    Ecclesiastes 4:1 – “Look, the tears of the oppressed—with no one to comfort them.”
    Isaiah 16:4 – Be a refuge to the outcasts of Moab.
    Jeremiah 7:5-7 – “If you do not oppress the “Foreigners”…then I will dwell with you in this place…”
    Jeremiah 22:3-5 – Do no wrong or violence to the “Foreigners”.
    Ezekiel 47:21-22 – The “Foreigners”s shall be to you as citizens, and shall also be allotted an inheritance.
    Zechariah 7:8-10 – Do no oppress the “Foreigners”.
    Malachi 3:5 – The messenger will bear witness against those who thrust aside the “Foreigners”.
    Matthew 2:13-15 – Jesus and parents flee Herod’s search for the child.
    Matthew 5:10-11 –“Blessed are those who are persecuted.”
    Matthew 25:31-46 – “…I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
    Luke 3:11 – “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none…”
    Luke 4:16-21 – “…Bring good news to the poor…release to the captives…sight to the blind…let the oppressed go free.”
    Romans 12:13 – “Mark of the true Christian: “…Extend hospitality to strangers…”
    II Corinthians 8:13-15 – “It is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need…”
    Ephesians 2:11-22 – “So then you are no longer strangers and “Foreigners”s, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.”
    Hebrews 11 – “By faith Abraham…set out for a place…not knowing where he was going.”
    Hebrews 13:1-2 – “…show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels…”
    James 2:5 – “Has not God chosen the poor in the world…”
    James 2:14-17 – “What good is it…if you say you have faith but do not have works?”
    I John 3:18 – “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”
    I John 4:7-21 – “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God…” We love because God first loved us.”

  11. Rey Blanco  •  Jul 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    In some mentalities, the end justifies the means. For example, adultery is acceptable as long as a political will is accomplished.

    Matt 19:9, and other references that report the words of Jesus, regarding adultery is dismissed, in favor of a new version of Christianity. In Matt 19:9 the pharisees tried to trick and trump Jesus to gain the favor of the crowd. They attempted to have Him contradict the Old Testament (Exodus 20:14). But Jesus went hard line with (English translation), "“And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”

    We find that repulsive sexual behavior no longer includes adultery with the new definition of Christianity, but does point at same sex as being against the Biblical spirit. To test this in the modern day, we find justification, to dismiss Jesus words, as if contradicting them with other Scriptures, or "same sex is not natural because mariageige is intended to create offspring."
    This is rational, yet by excluding the commandment regarding adultery, you have political hypocrisy.

    For example, one can refuse repulsive sexual behaviour cakes or marraige licenses on the reasoning that the Bible is the foundation of their beliefs. Yet, if it came down to say, President Trump's marriage, we would have to wonder if Jesus words or Trump's gets the nod of approval for the definition of living as a Christian.

    • Nani Tavares  •  Jul 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Rey: ?

  12. John D. Fiat  •  Jul 14, 2018 at 3:31 am

    What a bunch of BS! Illegal aliens commit far more crime than do native born Americans. (especially white and Asian Americans) What these kooky writers always do is conflate "legal" with "illegal" immigrants to come up with the numbers they like. But as it turns out, even those are a gigantic lie! Tucker Carlson recently proved this in spades on his show. Finally somebody did some real research on the matter! Furthermore, even if it were true that so called "undocumented" immigrants commit less crime (particularly violent crime) than do native born American citizens, who cares? They shouldn't be here! And nobody is crying when American families are permanently separated from their families after being killed by those illegal parasites!

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