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Let's Find a Balanced Solution 
to Immigration and Stop the Preening 
by David Limbaugh
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Rep. Jim Jordan: We Have Caught the FBI Hiding Information
{ judicialwatch.org } ~ In this episode of "JW Inside Report," host Jerry Dunleavy joins Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to discuss the Inspector General's report on the handling of the liar-Clinton email investigation.   https://www.judicialwatch.org/video-update/jw-inside-report-reviewi...
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Israeli Security Services Turn to Data Mining 
to Anticipate "Unorganized Threats"

by Yaakov Lappin
{ investigativeproject.org } ~ Israel's domestic intelligence agency chief Nadav Argaman last week released sobering figures on the scope of the ongoing terrorist threat facing Israelis... The figures that make it clear that the relative quiet routine in Israeli cities is deceptive, and that this quiet rests completely on counter-terrorist efforts, which almost defy the imagination in their scope. Communities located on Israel's border region with Gaza have been experiencing frequent Hamas assaults in recent months, from rockets, mortars, and now explosive devices and Molotov cocktails attached to kites and balloons, which are sent over the border into Israel to burn down farmland and forests. The rest of Israel, however has been mostly free of attacks for some time – though this is not because the terrorists have stopped trying...
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Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: 
Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert

by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, we now find a name at the very heart of some of the most controversial investigative collapses in modern political history... The same rino-John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and now -under the Trump administration- “Spygate”. If you wanted to control or cover-up a DC scandal where would you need to be? What positions would you need to control? A) the witnesses, and the investigators. In essence, deep inside the agencies or committees doing the investigation. That’s exactly the functionality where Henry John Kerner comes in. Yesterday it was revealed that Henry J Kerner (Henry Kerner), as a former rino-McCain senior staff official, was part of a bipartisan DC team who c onstructed the IRS weaponization program to target the Tea Party.  That’s bad enough. However, a little more digging, you’re not going to believe this: the same guy who was attached to the prior investigations, is now in charge of all DC “corruption” and “whistle-blowing” cases, including the current FBI and DOJ corruption...
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screwball-Swalwell Defends Hecklers: 
‘The President Has to Be Confronted’ 
by Paul Crookston 
{ freebeacon.com } ~ Rep. screwball-Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) on Thursday defended recent protests and downplayed crass behavior by those on the left... blaming President Donald Trump for their behavior. CNN host Erin Burnett brought up a slew of "vile" acts, including hecklers forcing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a restaurant, House members screaming at Trump, and actor Peter Fonda’s offensive tweet. Fonda wrote, "we should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles," and later apologized, but screwball-Swalwell blamed Trump for creating this much "emotion in the country." "When you separate a baby from its breastfeeding mother and put that child in a cage, you're going to see emotion in this country," screwball-Swalwell said. He added that he has received messages asking him to do something, and he expressed dissatisfaction that the House Judiciary Committee was instead looking at liar-Hillary Clinton’s email scandal in light of the inspector general’s recent report. That report found bias at the FBI during the investigation of liar-Clinton during her time as secretary of state... screwball is spreading the fake news about the baby. 
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The End of the EU 'Open Door' Policy for Refugees 
by Rick Moran
{ pjmedia.com } ~ The European Union will take steps to stem the flow of African and Middle East refugees who have poured into Europe by the millions in the last four years... The EU will make a much bigger effort to keep refugees from even getting on the water by vetting them before they leave Libya and other embarkation points, winnowing out economic refugees, and more quickly processing migrants who manage to make the crossing to severely slow the flow of illegals into Europe. Gone are the heady days when, if you could make it to Europe from Africa, you were welcomed with open arms. Now, EU countries are realizing that many if not most of the refugees aren't fleeing war or violence, but are flooding into Europe for better employment opportunities or more generous welfare benefits...
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Let's Find a Balanced Solution 
to Immigration and Stop the Preening 
by David Limbaugh
{ townhall.com } ~ Virtue signaling soared to new heights with the family separation issue on the southern border. Too many people, including many well-meaning ones, are leaving their minds at the door with knee-jerk responses to media hype.

No, I'm not saying there wasn't a real problem with separating children from their parents on the border, and I'm not saying I was indifferent to this matter. Quite the opposite.

But I am surprised that people can get worked up to a mob-like frenzy if the media and certain politicians stoke things enough and if they are feeling strong peer pressure to oversimplify issues and join stern moral rebukes of anyone who even raises questions.

One reason the Framers incorporated checks and balances into our Constitution is to prevent government from being overly reactive and moving too quickly -- not that there aren't warranted exceptions to that rule. It's striking that people can become hysterical over a gradually developing problem.

Donald Trump ran and was elected on an immigration enforcement platform. He promised stringent border enforcement, centered on the building of a wall. If he has a mandate on anything, it is this issue.

At the core of Trump's immigration position is his strong commitment to America's national sovereignty. An essential component of that is a vigorous adherence to the rule of law.

Thus, it should have been no surprise when Trump's attorney general issued his zero-tolerance policy concerning border enforcement. As chief executive officer of the United States, why wouldn't this border hawk formally reverse a reckless policy that pulverizes the rule of law? That he even needed Jeff Sessions to issue such an order is a testament to the degree to which we have abandoned the rule of law, from laxity on the border to sanctuary cities.

One problem with being a policy slave to one's emotions is that it clouds one's judgment to the ramifications of precipitous government action. Did those clamoring for Trump's immediate reversal of Sessions' order to enforce the law consider or care that our cynical nonenforcement is what largely led to the "crisis" we have been witnessing on the border? Isn't it obvious that the government's known ambivalence to border enforcement has incentivized migration to the United States, which inarguably includes terrorists, gang members and other criminals who have no interest in assimilating? In all their moral preening, do they really believe America can or should absorb unlimited numbers with no restrictions at all?

We used to have a national consensus that immigration should be an orderly process, closely regulated to ensure that applicants demonstrate their genuine desire to become a part of America, embracing its ideals and pledging their commitment to the Constitution.

That consensus is gone. The Democratic Party and too many Republicans are open-borders advocates believing, as a logical extension of the policies they support, albeit not outright, that this nation has no moral or sovereign right to control its borders. That is astounding. If you love this nation and its founding ideals, how could you possibly endorse open borders, which would eventually destroy the nation, if for no other reason than uncontrolled immigration guarantees a disintegration of the American compact?

But when advocates of border enforcement make these arguments, they are met immediately with catcalls of nativism and racism or some perverse brand of nationalism. Open-borders zealots have even turned the idea of patriotism into a dirty word -- as a code for racism. The glaring irony is that our unique constitutional system and the values undergirding it produced the very freedom and prosperity that have always drawn immigrants to this nation.

Don't even get me started on the Democratic Party's cynical attempt to fast-track amnesty to add a new class of people to its voting rolls. As with African-Americans, it has convinced many Hispanic immigrants that Republicans hate them, as opposed to revering our national sovereignty and the rule of law.

It's undeniable that Democratic leaders exploited this issue for political gain. If the children were their primary concern, they would join with Republicans in enforcing the border and thereby disincentivize caravans of people migrating toward our border. Moreover, instead of blaming President Trump, they would acknowledge that it is the parents and fake parents who are the principal culprits, for if they had complied with the law and the proper immigration process, their children would not have been separated from them, except in justifiable cases.

Most significantly, they would have applauded President Trump for finally yielding to their demands and issuing an executive order saying that children will not be separated from their parents, pending review of the parents' cases. But as soon as Trump signed the order, his critics moved to the next demagogic Trump-bashing phase, excoriating him for keeping both the parents and the children in detention.

In other words, Trump has flushed them out. It wasn't about the children. Their purpose in browbeating Trump -- beyond the obvious one, politically damaging him -- is to push back to "catch and release," which rewards those who jump the line and illegally enter our country with practical immunity.

This should be a lesson to Republicans snowed by Democrats and the media into becoming part of the mob. Democrats have had endless chances to show their good faith but would prefer, until they can secure blanket amnesty for up to 20 million new Democratic voters, to reserve this issue for maximum political gain.

I dare say that the lax enforcement policies that Democrats want to restore would be more destructive to children in the long run -- both immigrant children and American children, the latter of whom would eventually be disinherited from the blessings we've enjoyed as citizens of the greatest nation ever conceived.

I pray that we approach the entire immigration issue with sobriety, prudence and compassion -- weighing all factors and producing a solution that honors the Constitution and rule of law and minimizes harm to children domestic and foreign, both in the present and in the future.

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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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