National Border Patrol Council Endorses Elise Stefanik – She Voted Against Wall Funding

Only problem with the National Border Patrol Council endorsing Stefanik replacing Liz Cheney is that she has voted against building the wall. She co-sponsored an amnesty bill. One would think that a quick look at her voting record would make that clear.  She’s not America First, just so we’re clear.  Last week I posted Stefanik as the Trojan Horse including her less than stellar background. A Paul Ryan protege. I stand by the post below:

From her own website: Stefanik.House.Gov

ICYMI: PUTTING THE NATION FIRST: STEFANIK VOTES TO BLOCK TRUMP’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION

March 4, 2019 
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, the Watertown Daily Times’ Sunday editorial focused on Congresswoman Stefanik’s disapproval vote of the President’s national emergency declaration and her independent judgement, regardless of which party occupies the White House.

Putting the nation first: Stefanik votes to block Trump’s national emergency declaration
Watertown Daily Times
March 3, 2019

“Being a loyal member of the GOP on Capitol Hill doesn’t mean you always have to agree with the president.

“U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, demonstrated that Tuesday by officially disapproving of a recently enacted national emergency. She joined 244 of her colleagues in voting for a resolution to block President Donald Trump’s decision to bypass Congress in constructing a wall on our border with Mexico.

Ms. Stefanik distinguished herself by being the only Republican from New York to support Tuesday’s resolution. This shows her independent judgment and consistency in upholding the principle of limited government.

“There are better ways to secure our border, and Ms. Stefanik has discussed these options. She has shown the value of her leadership in Congress by acting in the nation’s best interest rather than merely toeing a party line.”

STEFANIK SIGNS DACA DISCHARGE PETITION

May 9, 2018 
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) crossed party lines to sign a discharge petition to force a series of floor votes on four DACA, immigration and border security bills. If the petition, led by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), receives 218 signatures, it will force a vote on H. Res. 774 that Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA-10) introduced in March, to allow Members to debate the issue on the House floor under the “queen of the hill” rule. According to the rule, whichever proposal receives the most votes and meets the mandatory majority-vote threshold would be adopted.

She co-sponsored the Big Tech green card giveaway known as the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” Signed a letter asking Trump to continue importing foreign workers when tens of millions of Americans were unemployed during the pandemic stefanik.house.gov/media-center/p

She also supported the Paris Climate Accords stefanik.house.gov/media-center/p

Border patrol now hiring!“Border patrol now hiring!” by quinn.anya is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0.

Here tis believe it or not:

Breitbart:

The National Border Patrol Council is endorsing Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the new House GOP conference chair, assuming Cheney goes down next week.“

“As President Biden’s policies continue to create the worst surge in illegal immigration in our history, it is more important than ever for our leaders to share a unified message in Congress on the importance of border security,” Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, said in a statement obtained exclusively by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.

Judd adds Stefanik’s “efforts both legislatively and behind the scenes” have helped keep “illegal drugs and dangerous criminals from flooding our communities.” He continues:

Representative Stefanik supports funds to build the wall, technology to augment the Border Patrol’s capabilities, and more resources for the men and women on the front lines. I am truly grateful to say in the strongest possible terms that Elise opposes policies that have been so dangerous for our communities such as sanctuary cities, licenses for illegal immigrants, and public assistance for those who chose to violate our immigration laws (the magnets that draw people and encourage them to cross our borders illegally).

She also opposes amnesty for those whose very first act in coming to the U.S. was to knowingly and willingly cross our borders illegally. Representative Stefanik has been a true border security champion.

Red State does a great round up as well of her anti-Trump platform votes.

Red State:

For instance, she voted against President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. I suspect the reason was the limiting of the State and Local Tax deduction that places like New York had used to build a massive public workforce while making the rest of us pay for it, but still it was a vote against President Trump on his signature legislation and a vote for the Blue State plutocracy.

While voting to keep the progeny of New York politicians fully employed, she co-sponsored the amnesty-lite USA Act (this was one of those “let’s pass an amnesty bill today in return for really, really tough border security in the future” bills). Lest you think this was some humanitarian act and not acting like a Chamber of Commerce open-borders sock puppet, look at the rest of her record. She voted against funding the border wall; she voted to end Trump’s emergency declaration that served as a justification to divert federal funds to the construction of the border wall. She also voted to override President Trump’s funding of the wall.

While voting against tax cuts and weakening immigration controls, she also opposed the Trump administration’s fight against Obamacare. She voted to continue to permit the military to accept transsexual recruits in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act…a bill that also embedded Critical Race Theory into the military via the creation of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity offices in the Pentagon and subordinate headquarters. When President Trump vetoed the bill, she voted with the Democrats to override the veto.

She voted for the so-called Equality Act that strips churches and religious groups of the ability to refuse to hire people living a lifestyle that conflicts with their beliefs. She voted against her own caucus to support a DC abortion law that, in the words of Heritage’s Ryan Anderson:

“could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective, surgical abortions in their health plans and require pro-life organizations to hire individuals who advocate for abortion.”

Lest you think this is an anomaly, it isn’t. In 2015, she cast the same vote on the same issue.

I think it is safe to say that Stefanik’s popularity and profile are due solely to her high profile fights with fat George Conway, formerly one of the main grifters with the North American Man-Boy Lincoln Association, and Adam “Pencil Neck” Schiff, and her defense of President Trump during the bizarre January “impeachment” debacle.

Can’t we do better? Insist on it.  One of her responsibilities is that she will be recruiting women to run for congress. Just what we need. More Rinos.

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The Great Wall of Chi … er, America

 

The Great Wall of Chi … er, America

by Mustang

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector.

All we hear in the press these days is the twaddle that surrounds the so-called Trump Wall.  One would think that this whole thing began about the time Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States.  Actually, the discussion has been ongoing for quite some time.

Congress mandated construction of a border all along 670 miles of the US-Mexico border as part of the Secure Fence Act of 2006; the Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY-2008 extended the mandate to an additional 370 miles.  The actual distance between Brownsville, Texas and San Diego, California is 1,553 miles.

 

According to some, the US plan for a southern wall has generated “significant” opposition and demands for further consultation and deliberation, most of this from among those who fervently believe that open borders best suit the national interests, and from among international sources who should benefit most from open borders.  This is no doubt partially true.  There are also demands for the construction of a barrier to illegal trespass across the US southern border with Mexico.

Constructing a wall along the southern border is not an easy task.  Congress, in favor of a wall in 2006 now appears opposed to it … or at least, its cost.  Forgotten in this discussion is the cost of not having a hardened border with Mexico.  Given our entire history with Mexico, it imprudent not to have a barrier that channels people to certain entry points to the United States.  That issue aside, the wall will also require consideration of private property rights, environmental concerns, and the question of Indian lands (formerly called reservations); a wall might actually divide these properties between two countries.

The wall, if it is ever constructed, will not be a solid barrier along the entire border region, Texas to California.  Nor has this ever been proposed.  The wall will be segmented, and there will be significant gaps between these segments.  For example, the wall will extend from the Pacific Ocean south of San Diego, to El Centro, California.

The wall begins again south of Yuma, Arizona.  The distance between these two cities is over 60 miles.  If a single border patrolman could effectively monitor a single linear mile, it would take more than 180 patrolmen to secure this open segment over a 24-hour period, although even more patrol officers might be required during hours of darkness without additional technological monitoring devices.

After Trump’s speech on immigration, the totally subjective National Public Radio did an analysis and “fact check” of the points Mr. Trump made.  One of these analyses concluded, “Trump has made crime committed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally a major theme of his campaign. While he has spotlighted several real cases of murders committed by people in the country illegally, the context here is important.  Multiple analyses have found that immigrants commit violent crime at a lower rate than those born in the United States.” — Source: Sarah McCammon, NPR.

Of course, NPR analyst McCammon only cited one source (not multiple), which happened to be conclusions fielded by the American Immigration Council, a liberal advocacy group for unrestricted immigration.

Well, of course crimes committed by illegal immigrants would be at a lower rate given the fact that the US population is around 330 million, and the illegal alien population around five percent of that.  These criticisms of Trump are not very helpful, particularly since it wasn’t Trump that came up with the idea to begin with.

The Democratically controlled Congress led by Nancy Pelosi did that.  Moreover, NPR is promulgating dishonest, completely subjective information for public consumption.  Ignoring that, what does it matter?  If illegal aliens committing crimes were not in the US to begin with, victim’s lives (however many were lost) would have been saved.

 

 

In any case, this NPR report is precisely why the American people give little credibility to the American press.  I do wonder if members of the press realize how irrelevant they’ve become.

The Border Wall Debate – As in Alice in Wonderland

 

 

The Mad Hatter

 

 

“I don’t care if you’re tired of it,” – Ana Navarro files nails during border wall debate’

 

Response:   “I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A dream is not reality, but who’s to say which is which?” 
― Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

 

Jim Acosta proves again that intelligence is hard to come by sometimes. He actually makes the point that walls work.

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Alice and The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

 

After being exposed for airing a doctored video of President Donald Trump – made to look as if he was sticking his tongue out at the American people in an address to the nation – a local Seattle, Washington television station has fired the editor it says is responsible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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