(Via The Daily Wire)
On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested another Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, this time in Arizona, for attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico.
Agents working in the Yuma Sector came across the footprints of several illegal aliens attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico and communicated the information to Targeted Enforcement Unit agents, who witnessed four subjects entering into a white truck nearby. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports:
Agents from both units intercepted the vehicle and performed a vehicle stop. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old male Mexican national DACA recipient from Salinas, California. The other four occupants were all determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. The driver was arrested for human smuggling charges, and the four passengers were arrested for immigration violations. The vehicle was seized for forfeiture.
The arrest by federal agents marks the third time in less than a week that Border Patrol agents arrested a DACA recipient for suspected human smuggling.
The first incident occurred on January 24, when agents working in San Diego received a tip that suspected human smuggling was occurring near Torrey Pines State Beach. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports:
Agents observed the vehicle stopped on the side of Interstate 5 near Dairy Mart Rd. at around 12:10 p.m., and conducted an immigration check.
Agents found three men inside the vehicle, the driver, a 20-year-old DACA recipient, his 22-year-old cousin who is a Mexican national illegally residing in the United States, and a 21-year-old Mexican national illegally in the country. Both the driver and his cousin admitted their involvement with human smuggling in the area. The driver, a beneficiary of DACA which has since expired, is currently being held in Federal custody.
The second incident happened on January 25 when agents working in east San Diego County arrested a group of illegal aliens and then located suspicious vehicles nearby. CBP reports:
Agents questioned the driver, a 22-year-old male Mexican national, who admitted that he was performing scouting duties for a smuggling crew. He also admitted that he was coordinating with another driver of a vehicle to relay information related to Border Patrol operations in the area and the status of the Border Patrol checkpoint to aid in illegal smuggling.
Border Patrol agents learned that the man resides in Riverside County as a DACA recipient. Agents also discovered that the man had successfully participated in alien smuggling on multiple occasions. The man, in violation of the terms of his DACA status, is currently being held in Department of Homeland Security custody for removal proceedings.
Tea Time: What No One is Saying About The Wall
By Larry Wiwi for the Franklin County Tea Party
I won’t spend time here defending the wall, border security or the need to end illegal immigration as we have covered those topics thoroughly before and frankly the need is obvious to most Americans. Instead it might be insightful to point out what no one is talking about and that is the answer to the question, exactly who’s fault is it that we are having this showdown and related shutdown now?
It is clearly not President Trump’s fault since he is the newcomer here trying to deliver promises he made in the campaign just a couple years ago. Broadly speaking it is the fault of the professional political class of which Pelosi, Schumer, the Bushes, the Clintons, the Obamas and many others are part of and failed to resolve over many decades.
However, the current showdown is clearly the fault of the last Republican controlled congress. It is the fault of former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and other prominent Republicans like the late John McCain and former Senator Flake. The Republicans by and large ran on ending Obama Care and enhanced border security and they delivered on neither, which was a spectacular failure of leadership and incredibly deceitful to the voters who elected them. The Republicans should have had both bills, border wall funding and Obama Care repeal ready for Trump’s signature by February 2017, but instead we have this self-induced political theatre.
Contrary to conventional thinking, the Democrats did not really win the House in the recent mid-terms as much as the Republicans lost it and the proof is pretty simple: Incumbents win re-election about 80% of the time in the House and if 40 Republicans would not have retired, the Republicans would likely have kept 32 seats and control of the House. The Republicans are likely to blame for the current stand-off because they gave up the House.
Finally, after losing the House, the Republicans still had about 6 weeks to jam through the wall funding and Obama Care repeal and for the third time, they delivered failure. None of this suggests that the behavior of Pelosi and Schumer is acceptable – their behavior is despicable but expected and because it was to be expected, the Republicans needed to act and get it done.
Over the next few weeks or months we will likely finally make progress in getting the wall and border security we have needed for decades, and it will be to Trump’s credit, no thanks to either the Republican leadership or the Democrats.
Donald Trump’s White House Address Wasn’t The Hero We Needed
Like many Americans, I eagerly awaited Donald Trump’s speech last night. It was an epic failure.
It wasn’t all bad when Donald Trump addressed the nation yesterday. He gets points for making the compassionate argument for the wall. Chuck & Nancy got trolled into defending killers, sex traffickers and rapists. Also, Democrats looked hysterical “literally shaking” all day about the possibility of a national emergency.
But the government is shutdown with the administration under investigation and his surrogates censored on the web.
How much more fire does he need before he will strike back? Some have openly called for his children to be arrested?!? The media didn’t even want to air his speech last night?!? Unprecedented!!!
The establishment wing of the Republican Party, people like Ben Shapiro, ridicule the idea of using a national emergency or executive order privileges. Their central argument? Doing so gives more power to future Democratic presidents.
This is a lie.
What we needed last night was Batman. In The Dark Knight, Morgan Freeman’s character [Lucius Fox] shows Batman a sonar that can find anyone in Gotham. However, he is concerned about the ethics of this surveillance technology. What does Batman do? He uses it to find the Joker and, to Lucius’s delight, blows it up shortly after.
That was the hero we needed last night. We didn’t get it. Trump had the opportunity to both use and destroy the machine. He didn’t do either.
Life isn’t a movie, but that’s sort of the point: parts of the country are becoming unlivable, people are dying, and it’s time to declare a national emergency. If we can defend Syria, we can defend our borders.
You can tell me his speech was good last night, but you can’t tell me it was at all historic. This could have been his JFK moment. We’ll see what happens, but last night’s speech was more than underwhelming.
“No Wall No Money” Lindsey Graham Says To Nancy Pelosi
The ongoing struggle that US President Donald Trump is spearheading against the Congress to pass a bill securing $5.7 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall led the government into a partial shutdown on 21 December after the Senate failed to approve a budget bill.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has issued an ultimatum to House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats in the lower house stating that the budget deal will not be reached unless it includes funding for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
The tweet comes after Democratic leaders reportedly left the negotiating table on 27 December refusing to discuss ways of restoring government operations. Pelosi told reporters that she would rather leave the government in indefinite shutdown than agrees to fund Trump’s wall.
To Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats:
No Wall Money, No Deal.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 28, 2018