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ILLEGALS IN #CALIFORNIA BEING MOVED TO A NEW SHELTER GIVEN TO THEM BY GOV GAVIN NEWSOME......

While homeless & Vets sleep out on streets, illegal invaders enjoy regular meals, nice warm showers & cozy beds inside at taxpayer expense! Video @OportoMelinda 🙏
Part 2. Melinda is angry, but I completely understand. It must be difficult to see this everyday and feel helpless to stop it. God Bless her for being out there alone reporting! #BuildTheWall #ImmigrationReform
Look at the resources and expenses used...police...fbi...multiple employees...public transit buses...absolutely crazy. Even crazier.. note what the marquee says on the front of the public transit bus... “Thank a Veteran!”
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Fact: Immigrants commit LESS crime than native-born Americans.

Other than Native Americans, we are ALL immigrants. Immigrants help make America great!🇺🇸💙

#SOTU #ImmigrationReform
From this CATO Institute report (not a liberal group): “As a % of their respective populations, there were 56% fewer criminal convictions of illegal immigrants than of native-born Americans...The criminal conviction rate for legal immigrants was ~85% below the native-born rate."
Link to more details debunking the right-wing smear of immigrants: washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…
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~ 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄, 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱. ~

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. (full text below) Enjoy this? RT it!
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'The Great Debate between President Donald J. Trump and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives came to a rather shabby end just before the book-reviewing sections of our great newspapers reviewed an anthropological marvel, The Goodness Paradox.'
'In this lively book, and in an earlier book, Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence, Richard Wrangham, an anthropologist at Harvard University, examines the extraordinary violence of chimpanzees.'
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'The construction of barriers dramatically reduces illegal border crossing attempts.'

#SmartWallNow #BorderSecurity #ImmigrationReform

@ByronYork
washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/column…
'Looking at the Yuma Sector along the border in western Arizona, in 2005, before the construction of barriers, the Border Patrol caught 138,438 illegal crossers, according to figures compiled by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors greater restrictions on immigration.
Last year, with barriers, there were 26,244 such apprehensions in the Yuma Sector.'
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1) A U.S. #Immigration thread.

Feb. 2018 @POTUS writes "Democrats Have Lost Their Way on Immigration" whitehouse.gov/articles/democ…

Jan. 2019 @POTUS writes Letter on #BorderSecurity to Congress, includes obstructed @SecNielsen crisis Presentation.

#BuildTheWall #WWG1WGA #MAGA
2) @SecNielsen attempted to deliver her humanitarian crisis Presentation during a meeting with Congressional leadership in the @WhiteHouse Situation Room. @TheDemocrats' leadership refused to let Sec. Nielsen present vetted #BorderSecurity information:

whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
3) In this meeting obstructionist @SpeakerPelosi forced a tense confrontation, interrupting Nielsen’s presentation on #BorderSecurity and Illegal #Immigration, telling her “I reject your facts!” @DickDurbin and other obstructionists followed in protest.

foxnews.com/politics/pelos…
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#HonorYourOath 🇺🇸#FundTheWallNow~ I first tweeted this out during #Omnibus2018 and guess what? Here we are again! Meet @MickMulvaneyOMB
#HonorYourOath 🇺🇸Trump had the departments, including the generals there. He was...pissed. You could tell. The @WhiteHouse press release went out late.
#HonorYourOath 🇺🇸 What Executive Order was being discussed that night? This one..
whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…
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1) POTUS has been on fire today with the tweets: 🔥🔥🔥 @POTUS

#QAnon #QArmy #WWG1WGA #DECLAS
2) Q drop from September 4th appearing to reference DECLAS

[C-3] [A-5] [S-6] [D-1] [E-2] [L-4]

#QAnon #QArmy #WWG1WGA #GodBlessPOTUS
3) [S-6] would be the last bracket in the sequence, as would “S” in DECLAS.

Both include references to Senate >>> “tomorrow”

Where once there was [DARK]
There is now LIGHT.

A WEEK TO REMEMBER
#QAnon #QArmy #WWG1WGA
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Chuckles & Nancy didn't want the cameras in, they want another CR so they can pack it with 🐷 AGAIN.
The troops are funded. Shut it down Mr President.
Nancy has lied since 1987. Someone with some mad editing skills should do a loop of all of them saying they'd secure the border
#NationalSecurity is defending our borders. #FundTheWall 🇺🇸
Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat… via @whitehouse
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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame—
#TheNewColossus
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
#Refugees #AsylumSeekers
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips.
#AmericasPromise
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Many people think that “illegal immigrants” are the scourge of this country, and are a very hot topic in the political world. Let’s dispel any myths and misunderstandings on this subject once and for all.
#Immigration #ImmigrationReform
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The first item I’d like to point out, is that a better term we should use would be undocumented immigrant. “Illegal alien” creates and perpetuates the stigma that these people are inherently bad, or criminal. The reality is that they are just seeking a better life.
Probably the biggest misunderstanding is that everyone should simply just immigrate legally, when in reality there’s nothing simple about it. There are very specific and restrictive criteria one must meet in order to immigrate to the U.S. legally.
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Why do I have locks on my doors?

Because I don’t want people I don’t know to enter my house uninvited, invade my personal space, and threaten my family.

Damn.

I guess you got me, xenophobes. Build the wall, or whatever.

But first, a thread...
I live in a small house.

A stranger attempting to enter my house is, geospatially speaking, a bit more jarring than a stranger trying to enter my country.

So, let’s make this argument a bit more analogous.
Suppose I live in an enormous house, say for example one that’s 3.797 million square miles.

And let’s supppse that I share this house with 300 million or so other people. And, collectively, we are trying to determine whether or not we should lock our door.
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#SCOTUS delivered a monumentally intelligent and juridically logical decision but that would’ve been completely different had the wrong justices been appointed. There is no such thing as absolute truth. Our brave republic could go topsy-turvy in the flash of an instance.
What used to be mainstream media is now dead. What
were conventional political parties are on life-support. Everything is changing and the #DS and #ShadowGovernment are panicking. Behold the power of civilian and citizen journalism and enjoy your front row seat to #revolution.
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The GOP ties #FamilySeparation to #ImmigrationReform b/c the families they're terrorizing are immigrants. But those are TWO SEPARATE ISSUES. That's like tying #UnlawfulPoliceShootingsofBlackPeople to the #OpioidEpidemic because you know people feel icky about addicts. 1/
The GOP is using public distaste and bias against immigrants to force our acceptance of state violence. What if your postal carrier pepper sprayed you if you parked more than 18" from the curb? I hate bad parkers. We all do. The campaign could catch on. #ParkingSpaceFaceMace 2/
They say, "We can either keep families together at the border or fix immigration." By marrying these two DIFFERENT issues under single category of "Immigrant problems," the GOP forces a conversation in which cruel family separation is treated as a reasonable option. IT'S NOT. 3/
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Our foreign affairs must be strategic.

#CentralAmerica is a priority because of immigration. Illegal migrants cost us billions.

Meanwhile, all focus must be on containing the Communist #China threat. Where that involves alliances w/ poor nations, aid must be rendered.
The plan for #CentralAmerica is being retooled by WH’s John Kelly & DHS. (reut.rs/2JVEIzy)

I believe a further step is needed w/ a stabilization force, built with a coalition of Latin American nations.

Meanwhile, let’s beef up our border (fence/wall/tech solutions).
But the #CentralAmerica plan is medium to long term. What about right now?

First, let’s stop with the Nazi talk. It’s factually wrong, morally repugnant & does nothing to solve the problem.

Next, Congress needs to get off their butts & send Trump an #ImmigrationReform bill.
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Friends, the law is a teacher and so is the way we enforce our laws. So what lessons are we teaching at our nation’s southern border? The pictures are dramatic and they fill you with sadness and anger. #ImmigrationCrisis #ZeroTolerance
Immigrant children — some barely old enough to walk, some infants still in their mothers’ arms — being torn away from their undocumented parents as they try to cross the border. More than 2,000 children have been seized by border authorities in the last six weeks alone.
Adding to the cruelty, in the large warehouses being used as child internment camps, strange rules have been imposed that prevent shelter workers from touching or holding the little children to comfort them. #ImmigrationCrisis #ZeroTolerance
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The horrific #Goodlatte #immigration bill soon up for debate isn't something to be "compromised" with. It's a harsh, intentional, irrevocable shift Trumpward.

Shred it.

Burn the ashes.

Scatter them upon the Antarctic plains.

Here are just a few of many reasons.
(1) CRIMINALIZATION of unlawful presence in the United States: White supremacy writ into law. For past 228 years, simply *being in U.S.* w/o permission was a civil offense w/no consequence other than deportation.
(NB: This was quickly rejected in 2005, but much more likely now)
(2) ONE HUNDRED THIRTY BILLION UNITED STATES TAXPAYER DOLLARS to fully militarize the Mexican border.

Even @Heritage, which otherwise mostly likes the bill, balked at this as "hard to justify." You don't say.
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Pay attention to this. This is not just a UK problem, this is something that is going to affect the entire world. And the next time I hear someone extol the virtues of multicultural whatever in my country, I will commend to them this passage.
This isn’t assimilation or heterogeneity or a celebration of diversity. Those terms refer to something that is not the case before us now. Do not insult my intelligence or our friendship by suggesting that I don’t understand the difference between invasion and legal assimilation.
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This is Trump's Amerikkka. This is a perfect example of why Trump's outrageous #racist statements are NOT DISTRACTIONS.

This is how the @CPB agents treat KIDS they think of as #animals. 1/3 #FridayFeeling #Immigrants #abused #dehumanization
Wednesday the @ACLU published a report of instances of abuse against UNACCOMPANIED MINORS from 5 yrs of DHS security documents.

@DHSgov didn't report #childabuse allegations to the @FBI.

📔Full ACLU report: goo.gl/kJRzja
📰 Source article: goo.gl/WG2hny
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The Trump admin announced recently that they plan to separate ALL minors from their parents to discourage families from attempting to enter the US w/out documentation, even those who want to request #Amnesty. #immigrationreform #CBP #ICENazis
📰goo.gl/U3vaiU
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I've talked before about Russian #disinformation, and how the goal is to exploit existing divisive issues to weaken the enemy. 1 #InformationWarfare #WednesdayWisdom #CambridgeAnalytica #Russie #Putin #deza
Bernie v. Hillary, Benghazi & the "email scandal" were perfect targets. There was already tension & division on those topics, so they were easy to exploit. 2
Russia also targeted #peopleofcolor (specifically black voters) to sow distrust of Hillary & the political process, which helped Trump's campaign. 3
vox.com/2018/2/16/1702…
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First, what about Mexico? Holding you to it, #DonTheCon.

Second, @wwwCISorg was forged in a white nationalist lab. I know they're your base, but they've got you eating out of their hand. I thought you didn't answer to anybody.

Third, for anyone interested in real data:
The border is 1954 miles long. 630 miles already have a wall. There are also natural barriers such as rivers and inhospitable desert. There are also virtual walls with sensors and active patrol.

No border agency has asked for a wall. It's expensive. It won't work.
Environmental, structural, and eminent domain concerns mean the cost estimates of such a wall are likely to spiral out of control.

Those who think illegal immigration costs money should be the first to speak out against the cost of the wall. It's the most expensive option.
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“We saw strangers shielding strangers from a hail of gunfire on the Las Vegas strip.”
“To everyone still recovering in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, California, everywhere -- we are with you, we love you, and we will always pull through together.”
“With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House -- a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work 3 & a half months later: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise.”
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1/21 Follow this thread for a glimpse, in 21 tweets, of what it’s like to pay bond for someone in ICE detention. #iceout #immigrationdetention #ImmigrationReform
2/21 Arrive at Federal Bldg at 7:30am. Short line w/ terrified looking family in front. Kid has Spider-Man doll with him. Security officer makes ‘joke’ that toys not allowed. ‘Didn’t you hear about bomb that was hidden in a doll?’ #iceout #immigrationdetention #ImmigrationReform
3/21 Got thru 'airport security' to the 9th floor - where there’s a sign that ICE offices moved to floor 5. While in temp office, can't accept phone inquiries about ICE bonds or reporting. People have to come in person to ask ?s. #iceout #immigrationdetention #ImmigrationReform
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While Democrats continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform/1 #DemPartyPlatform #ImmigrationReform
..we will defend and implement President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and/2 #DemsWork4USA
Deferred Action for Parents of Americans executive actions to help DREAMers, parents of citizens/3 #DemFuture
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