As the left continues to evoke the words of Holocaust survivor and author of “Night” Elie Wiesel in stating that “No human being is illegal” in their misguided crusade for open borders, states are beginning to fight back. In the wake of the deaths of Kate Steinle and Mollie Tibbetts at the hands of illegal aliens, it is important to understand just what these people mean with the words they use.
Illegal is defined as “contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.” Alien is defined as belonging to a foreign country or nation. A foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living.” By the very definition of the words, these people who defy immigration laws and cross U.S. borders without invitation and in defiance of the laws, can be nothing else.
They are not legally here, nor are they immigrants by definition as they have not immigrated. They have invaded without invitation.
In 2017, Federation for American Immigration Reform or FAIR’s “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers” report put the total cost of illegal immigration at $135 billion a year, while claiming undocumented immigrants paid only $19 billion a year in taxes. That leaves a net cost to local, state and federal governments of $116 billion a year. FAIR estimates that there are roughly 12.5 million illegal aliens in the country.
That cost often comes at the expense of our own children and their education when much-needed resources are diverted to educate illegal alien children who many times do not speak English, have very little formal education, and are served through free lunch programs and other taxpayer-funded services. Now the state of Texas is fighting back, refusing to allow state funding to educate illegal alien children housed in federal detention centers.
According to the Houston Chronicle –
Texas school districts and charter school groups cannot use state funding to provide teachers and other resources to school-aged children housed in migrant shelters, the Texas Education Agency said, throwing into question whether states have a role in educating minors who cross the border illegally.
Officials with Southwest Key, one of the largest nonprofits operating shelters for migrant children in Texas, said the agency’s stance jeopardizes partnerships the shelters have formed with at least two traditional school districts, one of which began in 2013.
Prior to the TEA letter sent to the Promesa Public Schools on Aug. 21, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District had received about five years of state funding to place one teacher and one paraprofessional in a Southwest Key shelter located within their boundary. This year, the Associated Press reported San Benito CISD sent 18 of its teachers and technological resources to Southwest Key’s Casa Padre shelter, hoping to receive an additional $2.8 million in state funding by including the shelter’s students in its enrollment numbers.
Salvador Cavazos, vice president for education services for Southwest Key, said the shelter group has nixed its agreement with San Benito CISD, meaning all 18 teachers will leave the shelter. Cavazos is working with Harlingen CISD to work out a possible cost-sharing arrangement.
Cavazos said most of the students at his group’s shelters eventually will transfer to traditional or charter schools once they are released to family members and await asylum or immigration hearings. Partnerships with education groups would have helped ease that transition, he said.
“I think the ones that ultimately are affected adversely are the youth that are in the shelters,” Cavazos said. “Because we’re in a partnership, we would have been able to provide additional resources, partner with credit-bearing institutions, provide grades and help them achieve credits go to other public schools.”
The TEA’s decision comes after President Donald Trump’s administration separated families under a “zero tolerance” policy for migrants who cross the border illegally. Parents served brief prison time for the misdemeanor before being transferred to immigration detention and their children were placed in federal shelters for unaccompanied minors.
Facing widespread condemnation, Trump rescinded the policy in June, but reuniting parents with their children has proved difficult and nearly 600 children remain separated from their parents and in federal shelters.
That has added to an already high number of unaccompanied children in shelters, an influx which began in 2013 as many came here escaping violence and poverty in Central America. Between October and July, more than 41,300 children have come here alone, according to federal statistics, and usually stay in government shelters for about a month before many are released to family members here. Some can stay for longer if they do not have relatives here or the government decides it is not in their best interest to release them.
The wave of minors across the southern border has raised questions about what role, if any, states should play in educating those children. In a statement, the TEA said that responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the federal government. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement mandates school-aged children housed in shelters must have their educational needs assessed within three days of arrival, receive six hours of structured instruction on weekdays and receive special education services if they are eligible.
While the TEA said schools still could voluntarily provide help to shelters, school leaders across the state say their schools have been dealing with declining state funding for years, circumstances that make it infeasible to pay to provide services to students who are not technically enrolled in their districts.
Cavazos said Southwest Key and other shelters already provide education services to school-aged children in their care. At the shelters he oversees, students receive six hours of instruction during weekdays. The classes are self-paced, and Cavazos said the teachers who work with migrant students all hold bachelor degrees.
Michael A. Olivas, who teaches immigration and education law at the University of Houston, said the services provided by Southwest Key alone are inadequate to meet students’ needs.
“It is a detestable lie that they’re being educated. They have some books, they have some adults who are not always certified teachers, but they’re not offering real classes,” Olivas said. “Would you put your kid in a class like that, that is self-paced with no certified teachers?”
Cavazos disagreed. He said that as a former teacher, principal and superintendent — including at Goose Creek CISD in greater Houston — he knows what a good education looks like and has seen excellent teaching in Southwest Key’s shelters.
“We have to remember the structure of how these young people enter the country and end up in a shelter. It is the structure that is in place in the U.S. It isn’t an option for them to go to a public school,” Cavazos said. “I’m not sure it’s such a good thing for them to go into regular high school and middle school, with the trauma they’ve experienced by being in country unaccompanied, without wraparound services.”
Nunes Announces New Clinton Evidence, Burns Entire Swamp To The Ground
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has been at the forefront of fighting DC’s swamp-infested deep state since the beginning. He’s one brave guy and he’s still going after Hillary Clinton. Nunes is far from done with Hillary and she still has an awful lot to fear over her past actions.
Nunes has adamantly stated that Hillary Clinton’s campaign “colluded” with nearly every top official in the Justice Department and FBI. That does not surprise me at all. We all know in our gut that charge is true. The fact that someone like Nunes would come out and boldly proclaim it is heartening.
This is all tied in with the Trump dossier since Clinton was allegedly largely behind that smear tactic aimed at President Trump. Nunes went on Fox News in August where the interview focused on the topic of Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and his ties to Bruce Ohr, a high-level DOJ official who fed the FBI information from the ex-British spy even after he was no longer a source for providing confidential information to the media.
The whole dossier nonsense started out when BuzzFeed published it last year. It contains sensationalized falsehoods about President Trump. I guess Hillary Clinton and the Dems thought it could be used as leverage. Instead, it backfired, spectacularly. Now, Republicans think that the FBI deceived a FISA court into getting permission to spy on Carter Page without disclosing who paid for the dossier.
It came out that it was Clinton’s campaign and the DNC who retained Fusion GPS for the anti-Trump research. All roads in this lead back to Hillary Clinton. Nunes is blaming the media for ignoring Clinton’s involvement as well as Bruce Ohr’s in all this and is stating that the American people “need to know it” and called for the declassification of “an unprecedented amount of information.”
President Trump views this as nothing less than a witch hunt and I agree:
“The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC,” he tweeted last week. “Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ‘JUSTICE.’ I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed – not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!”
Trump has also said that he may need to get involved in all this to get to the bottom of it. Especially if the FBI doesn’t provide conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and others with text messages of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whom he has accused of harboring a bias against him.
Hillary Clinton has been held blameless in all this… protected by those who are surrounding her and covering her flank. That includes James Comey and Andrew McCabe, as well as a number of others who are complicit in our intelligence agencies and the media.
Ohr is key in the new Clinton evidence that could burn the entire swamp to the ground:
“Ohr’s wife, Nellie, was employed by Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier in an effort that was funded in part by Democrats, to assist in the cultivation of research on then-candidate Trump. Nunes stressed the need to have her testify too.
“She also was working for Fusion GPS, working for the Clinton campaign,” he said. “So here you have information flowing from the Clinton campaign from the Russians, likely I believe was handed directly from Russian propaganda arms to the Clinton campaign, fed into the top levels of the FBI and Department of Justice to open up a counterintelligence investigation into a political campaign that has now colluded [with] nearly every top official at the DOJ and FBI over the course of the last couple years. Absolutely amazing.”
“Nunes and fellow GOP chairmen Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., have pressed the DOJ for months for documents related to the Russia and Hillary Clinton emails investigations, with some success. However, Nunes complained that the DOJ has been slow to comply.
“He also said there needs to be “an investigation into these top-level people as to how somebody concocted the idea that it’s okay to take information from one political campaign and use it to open up an investigation on the other political — on somebody else’s opposing political party.”
“Nunes and other Trump allies in Congress have said they have seen no evidence that would have justified the Obama administration to open up a collusion investigation into the Trump campaign.
“Asked if there will be accountability in the DOJ and FBI, Nunes declined to say if he expects there to be prosecutions but did emphasize his call to the president to release the unredacted FISA warrant applications to spy on Page.
“The only way there could be accountability is one step at a time and it deals with full and complete transparencies,” Nunes said. Full sunlight on as many of the documents that don’t endanger national security, which from our committee members, we’ve sent a letter to the president, we don’t believe they’re going to jeopardize any sources or methods. And I think people I have said many times are going to be shocked as to what went into a FISA warrant against Carter Page and even more importantly, what did not go into the FISA application, that was not presented to the court involving the information that they had on Carter Page.'”
The obstructionist Democrats are crying foul and saying that this is a GOP effort to discredit the Mueller probe. No, it’s not. It’s an effort to see justice done concerning Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Nunes is determined to hold Clinton accountable. Good.
.@DevinNunes: "Don't forget that Bruce Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr, who also will have to be interviewed soon – she also was working for Fusion GPS, working for the Clinton campaign." #SundayFutures @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/tsJZLRGGk6
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2018
WATCH: The Deplorable Choir Has A New Song Called “Vote Republican” They Will Make Your Day!
Thanks to President Donald Trump Republicans have finally learned to fight fire with fire.
A trio called “THE DEPLORABLE CHOIR” have made the best song and music video to accompany it that you have heard and seen in a while.
This is what the Democrats have been doing to the right for decades without as much as a word of opposition from the right. The left is a master of propaganda and now they are getting a taste of their own medicine in a time when they are so excited because they foolishly believe there will be a so-called “Blue Wave.”
With that being said let’s review a few trends that work against the Democrats via Redstate:
1) The economy is heating up after 8 years of Obama malaise. Today’s reported 3.9% unemployment highlights the strength of the economy and the incompetence of the previous regime. This rising economic tide has lifted a lot of boats, including women, blacks, and Hispanics. Even if that doesn’t convert these groups into Republicans, it might suppress turnout for Democrats. Recent polling suggests Millennials don’t heart the Democrats either, another bad omen for turnout.
2) Tax cuts spread crumbs everywhere. It bears repeating that the Democrat threat to raise taxes is probably one of the most amazing acts of political malpractice in my lifetime. They should have listened to 1992 Bill Clinton. It’s the economy, stupid. Voters care infinitely more about their pocketbook than the Democrat wet dreams of regaining power. Not for nothing, but the RNC has a massive war chest and the DNC is deep in debt. I fail to see how that adds up to a Blue Wave.
3) Kanye West and the black vote. I don’t know if I believe polling this week that shows support among blacks for Trump doubled from 8 to 16 percent. But it’s clear once again the left played their hand badly. When a black celebrity stands up for a little-known conservative black woman, it’s not a good look for the Democrat propaganda machine to smear and condemn him. The reality is, there is no good reason for blacks to be loyal to Democrats based on results. They chose poorly in attacking Kanye and Trump at the same time.
4) Establishment pundits keep getting everything wrong. Trade War? Tax cuts? Russia Collusion? DACA? Whatever the issue, the anti-Trump establishment (on right and left) have so beclowned themselves that one can predict the future with reasonable accuracy simply by expecting the opposite of whatever they pontificate. The fact that they seem addicted to being wrong at all times doesn’t help. They don’t seem to grok populism so they might want to lay low until they get something right a few times.
5) Something rotten happened in the Swamp. I think the biggest X-factor that could spawn a Red Tsunami is the disgusting corruption behind Mueller, Comey, McCabe, and others inside the Obama FBI, DOJ, and State. Forget morale. At this point, to believe Mueller is a good man on a mission to expose collusion with Russia is a full-time denial job. You have to work to avoid the deluge of revelations that point to the opposite conclusion. If the IG report on McCabe is any indication, I think the fallout could make Watergate look like an HR violation. It goes without saying that if Mueller manages to find something impeachment worthy on Trump, all bets are off for the Republicans. Still, we all know Hillary, the Clinton Foundation, the FISA warrants, and the behavior of key officials at these agencies, are all deeply troubling and possibly criminal. Corruption, collusion, obstruction of justice, and worse, are almost certain to be exposed if a proper investigation is conducted. Until now, AG Sessions has appeared to be the Democrats best hope for getting off unscathed. But that may change. And I think it will. IF the truth comes out, that’s going to drone strike the Democrat brand. They marched together in lockstep throughout the Obama years. This mess, therefore, taints them all. With their assault on Trump, they’ve made this a zero-sum game. At least one side loses before this is over.
Do the Democrats really believe in their hearts that the American People want to go back to what was just 2 short years ago? A time we had Barack Hussein Obama as our president and both our economy and our moral as a nation was in the dumps? A time when Isis reigned supreme and North Korea was laughing at us? I don’t know about you, but if this would be true I honestly feel our nation is over.
The most probable outcome of November 2018 is the Republicans hold on to both the House and Senate because sadly Republican voters always tend to have a hard time getting off their collective a**’s and going out to vote. If this wouldn’t be the case, California would be red today.
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