CNN: Four GOP Senators Negotiate Amnesty With Democrats

by NEIL MUNRO15 Dec 2017

A group of four business-first GOP Senators is meeting with Democrats to negotiate an amnesty for illegals which would trash President Donald Trump’s pro-American immigration principles.

According to CNN:

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, hosted a meeting of the Senate negotiators on Thursday afternoon, including Republicans Lindsey Graham, James Lankford, Cory Gardner, Jeff Flake and staff from Sen. Thom Tillis. But all exiting the meeting said while negotiations progressed, no break-throughs have been reached yet. And while some wouldn’t rule it out as a possibility, none expressed much optimism it could be done by the end of the year.

“It’s starting to take form, but we’re still negotiating,” Durbin said …

“What we’re trying to do is figure out where we have common ground there,” Tillis said. “But we’ll be reaching a point pretty soon to where we have to have a discussion about chain migration, which is very important, the President’s told us, and border security and other things. I would say when we talk about ‘we’re close to an agreement,’ we’re only talking about one half of the broader agreement, so maybe we’re a third of the way there.”

The CNN article also notes that Democratic legislators are admitting that they are not going to get the GOP’s agreement to extended the DACA amnesty for 690,000 illegals, or pass the DREAM Act for 3 million illegals.

Lankford is working with Tillis to promote their SUCCEED Act and has welcomed illegal immigrants as a benefit for companies.

Colorado GOP Sen. Gardner is trying to keep a low profile in the amnesty talks.

Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski is expected to work with Durbin on an amnesty, amid calls from home-state employers for a greater supply of workers.


The rival GOP immigration proposal — dubbed the SECURE Act — is being led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, in cooperation with Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Majority Lader Sen. Mitch McConnell. The GOP proposal includes some of President Trump’s immigration priorities.

An early draft of the SECURE Act would raise Americans’ wages by ending chain-migration and the visa lottery.


However, some of the Senators in Grassley’s group want to change their draft proposal, for example, by delaying the end of chain-migration.

The SECURE Act also does not mandate all companies use the E-Verify system to verify that prospective hires are not illegals. That omission gives tacit approval for many companies to continue hiring wage-lowering illegal immigrants.

Legislators may try to combine the proposals in January or February.

House leaders have given little indication about how they will deal with the immigration issue in January and February.

Many polls show that the Democrats’ calls for amnesty are unpopular because they contradict Americans’ sense of fairness to other Americans.

Business groups and Democrats embrace the misleading, industry-funded “nation of immigrants” polls which pressure Americans to say they welcome migrants. The alternative “fairness” polls show that voters put a much higher priority on helping their families, neighbors, and fellow nationals get decent jobs in a high-tech, high-immigration, low-wage economy.

The political power of the voters’ fairness priorities was made clear during the GOP primaries and again in November 2016. This year, groups such as FAIR and Americans for Legal Immigration PAC have deterred many business-first GOP politicians from openly supporting an amnesty.

Multiple polls show the public is strongly opposed to the Democrats’  threat to shut down the government if they do not get their DREAM Act amnesty by Christmas for 3 million illegals.

Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.

But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.

The Washington-imposed economic policy of mass-immigration floods the market with foreign laborspikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate priceswidens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.

The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.

Because of the successful cheap-labor strategy, wages for men have remained flat since 1973, and a large percentage of the nation’s annual income has shifted to investors and away from employees.


Murder capital of America continues looking to liberal policies to combat violence – DECEMBER 15, 2017

St. Louis’ Democrat Mayor Lyda Krewson is blaming guns for rising crime in the city and has a plan to offer free groceries to citizens who turn in their firearms.

Krewson is running out of solutions when it comes to the city’s homicide problem, admitting, “We can’t incarcerate our way out of this situation,” according to Newsweek.

Democrat State Rep. Bruce Franks of St. Louis criticized the mayor’s plan, saying, “I think she’s trying something she feels is going to be effective, but in reality we just know that [it’s] not.”

He pointed out the fact that most people will simply bring antique firearms or guns that don’t work anymore to trade-in for free groceries paid for by tax dollars while real criminals keep their weapons.

St. Louis will likely remain the murder capital of the country as long as they continue electing liberal politicians who push ridiculous  anti-gun policies such as the program proposed by Mayor Krewson.

(ONLY IN CHICAGO) – Woman pleads guilty to hate crime in beating of disabled teen live on Facebook and ONLY gets probation

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Brittany Covington, 19, who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities in the home above, pleaded guilty Dec. 8, 2017, to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation. (Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune; Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

Do you think is she were white that she would of gotten only PROBATION?

BY Megan Crepeau

A Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities (THE TEEN IS WHITE AND HAS MENTAL DISABILITIES)  pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.

Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service.

Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.”

Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions.

“Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back.

The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping.

The video, which sparked national outrage, focuses often on Covington’s face. She smokes what appears to be a blunt — a cigar stuffed with marijuana — while narrating some of the action.

Three others were charged in the incident: alleged ringleader Jordan Hill, 19, as well as Tesfaye Cooper, 19, and Covington’s sister, Tanishia, 25. Their cases are still pending.

The video, posted in January, shows the four — who are all African-Americancutting the 18-year-old white victim’s scalp with a knife, punching and kicking him and laughing as he was bound and gagged in an apartment on Chicago’s West Side.

The gruesome video drew condemnation from many, including then-President Barack Obama. Right-wing pundits used it as a rallying cry, tying it without evidence to the Black Lives Matter movement and blaming permissive policing.

Among the abuse seen on the Facebook video, prosecutors have said, is one of the women laughing as she punches the teen; a male foot on the victim’s head; the teen groaning in pain as a male pulls a cord around his neck; and the victim screaming in fear when a male approaches with a knife, saying, “Should I shank his a–?”

At one point, prosecutors said, Hill and Cooper ordered the victim into a bathroom and forced him to drink water from the toilet.

The teen was bound and gagged, a sock placed in his mouth and his lips taped shut. With the knife, Hill then cut a chunk of the victim’s hair, cutting his head, and stabbed him in the left forearm, prosecutors have said.

The victim, who prosecutors said has schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was able to flee the building when the four co-defendants left the apartment to confront neighbors who had complained about the noise, prosecutors have said.

He was treated at a hospital for cuts to his head, face and body as well as a stab wound to his left arm, authorities said.





Former president in bizarre rant

 | – DECEMBER 7, 2017

During a Q and A session, Barack Obama went on an unhinged rant during which he compared Donald Trump to Hitler and implied that Americans should vote Democrat or millions of people would be killed.

The bizarre remarks were made during an Economic Club of Chicago event on Tuesday night but have been largely ignored by the mainstream media.

Obama addressed the “nativist mistrust and unease” that has swept the world and brought a populist backlash that helped Trump win the election, before going on to assert that the U.S. has survived tough times in the past and will do so again.

The danger is “grow(ing) complacent,” Obama said. “We have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly.”


It’s unclear whether Obama meant six million people since Adolf Hitler’s death toll reached nowhere near sixty million (although Communism, which Obama appears to not be too bothered by, claimed at least 100 million lives). He was probably referring to the death toll from the Second World War, which estimates put at between 50 to 80 million.

However, Obama’s implication that Trump represents a threat to democracy or even the lives of American citizens and that the situation in the country is akin to 1930s Nazi Germany is clearly demented.

Newsbusters highlights how despite the profoundly deranged nature of Obama’s comments, they received barely any mainstream press attention at all.

“No surprise either that Obama didn’t appear to get pushback for this comment from his personal friend and financial backer, who just happened to be his interviewer, Mellody Hobson,” writes Kristine Marsh. “Hobson is not just a financial contributor for CBS, but is a close friend and high profile donor to Obama’s two presidential campaigns.”


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The case put San Francisco and its ‘sanctuary city’ policy in the spotlight, as Democrats and Republicans lashed out at city officials for refusing to cooperate with federal deportation efforts

A jury on Thursday found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty in the death of Kate Steinle, a case that sparked a nationwide debate on immigration. Garcia Zarate, a Mexican man who was in the United States illegally, shot Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015.

Garcia Zarate was found guilty of illegal firearms possession, which carries a sentence of 16 months to three years.

“I’m relieved,” Public Defender Jeff Adachi said after the verdict reading, adding that evidence in the case played a big role in the not-guilty verdict. “There was a lot of misinformation and bad publicity.”

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Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez added: “The verdict does not diminish in any way the awful tragedy” the Steinle family went through.

Prosecutors said the verdict was not what they had hoped for, but they respect the decision.

“Both sides fought very hard,” prosecutor Alex Bastian said. “This is really about the Steinle family.”

The jury of six men and six women started deliberations last Tuesday and considered dueling arguments that Garcia Zarate was either a hapless, homeless man who killed Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a sick game.

Jurors during deliberations considered first-degree murder, second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend on a sunny day in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father’s arms. Garcia Zarate had been released from the San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation. He had been deported five times before.

The semi-automatic handgun used to kill Steinle was stolen from a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger a week before the shooting.

Steinle’s death put San Francisco and its “sanctuary city” policy in the spotlight, as Democrats and Republicans lashed out at city officials for refusing to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

During the presidential race, then-candidate Donald Trump cited the killing as a reason to toughen U.S. immigration policies.

President Trump later signed an executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, a policy that a federal judge in San Francisco permanently blocked Monday.

But the politics of immigration were not allowed to come up in the monthlong trial.

“Today is vindication for the rights of immigrants,” defense attorney Francisco Ugarte said. “Nothing about (Garcia Zarate’s) ethnicity or immigration status was relevant in this case.”

Gonzalez added: “Many people have criticized this case, including the attorney general of the U.S., the president and the vice president. Let me remind them that they’re themselves under investigation by special prosecution in Washington, D.C.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions released the following statement:

“When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk. San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle.

“While the State of California sought a murder charge for the man who caused Ms. Steinle’s death—a man who would not have been on the streets of San Francisco if the city simply honored an ICE detainer—the people ultimately convicted him of felon in possession of a firearm. The Department of Justice will continue to ensure that all jurisdictions place the safety and security of their communities above the convenience of criminal aliens. I urge the leaders of the nation’s communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers.”

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