Leftists mistakenly believe they have game-changing incident involving Border Patrol and illegal immigrant

Newsbusters – MARCH 11, 2018

Leftists finally think (erroneously) they have a game-changing incident involving a Border Patrol apprehension of an illegal immigrant.

A week ago, Perla Morales-Luna was arrested in front of her crying daughters in National City, California. Someone videotaped the incident. The video has gone viral. What most early press reports failed to note, or buried deep in their stories, is that the woman refused to be taken peacefully and in private. One unusual exception was a Friday evening Associated Press story.

Here is a sample of related headlines seen at other outlets found in a Google News search at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday:

Many people who only see these headlines will believe that this was an abusive incident.

The AP story began with the Border Patrol’s reaction. With the exception noted below, it was relatively objective:

[…]”The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that agents acted appropriately during the videotaped arrest of a woman who was pulled away from her anguished daughters on a street in Southern California.”

[…]“The agency said 36-year-old Perla Morales Luna recruited drivers to take people who crossed the border illegally to a house in National City, near San Diego.”

The agency put her in deportation proceedings and is not pursuing smuggling charges.

Video of the woman being pulled from her daughters on March 3 in the San Diego suburb had drawn nearly 10 million views on Facebook by Friday afternoon. At least one person can be heard crying uncontrollably as agents forced Morales-Luna into a vehicle and drove away.

The woman’s attorney, Andres Moreno II, said agents left the daughters — 17, 15 and 12 — alone on the street. The children, all U.S. citizens, are now living with family in the San Diego area.

AP reporter Elliot Spagat clearly decided not to describe Morales-Luna’s alleged involvement in human smuggling as, well, human smuggling.

The Border Patrol didn’t hesitate to do so, and also addressed why the daughters’ situation was handled as it was:

The AP’s Spagat adequately disclosed the CBP’s position, and noted it was potential disruptors who placed the daughters in jeopardy (though “whisked her away” in the excerpt below betrays bias):

Morales-Luna arranged for her sister to take custody of her children but not until after agents whisked her away, according to the Border Patrol.

The agency said officers faced “a barrage of insults and confrontational agitators” during the arrest.

Michael Scappechio, a spokesman, said safety concerns prompted agents to leave before letting Morales-Luna call her sister.

Especially given the alleged crime, as Jazz Shaw at Hot Air wrote Saturday, it’s hard to imagine that this story will change many minds:

… this entire premise of “families being separated by the cruel ICE agents” isn’t going to resonate very well in the heartlands. … do you hear liberals crying that … (citizens convicted of crimes) shouldn’t go to jail because the cops are “breaking up their family?”

No, we don’t.


Now enough Mexican illegals living in California that Mexican candidates treat state as “swing province” of Mexico itself

By Adam Shaw

A presidential candidate was barnstorming across Los Angeles over the weekend, reaching out to Mexican migrants, blasting President Trump and calling for protection for illegal immigrants.

The twist: he is running for president of Mexico.

According to Mexican newspaper Excelsior, Ricardo Anaya Cortes met with businessmen and activists in Los Angeles — which has a large Hispanic population.

Among those he met with was Obama-era Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, now the president of the University of California.

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In a tweet accompanied by a picture with Napolitano, Anaya said they “talked about the importance of supporting the Dreamers and agreed that Mexican migrants deserve respect.”

By “Dreamers,” he was referring to illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Trump repealed the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) in September, which gave protection to some of those arrivals, and gave Congress a deadline of March 5 to pass a fix. Court orders have since extended that deadline.

According to Excelsior, Anaya said that “we are one,” and reiterated that the Mexican migrant community in the U.S. is not alone. While on American soil, he also took a swipe at President Trump by saying he would not be on the side of “an American president who has dedicated himself to insulting our community.”

Relations between Trump and Mexico have been strained since the very beginning of Trump’s campaign when he described the immigrants coming from Mexico in harsh terms.

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said in June 2015. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems… They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump has also clashed with Mexican leaders over his campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for the wall on the southern border.

For Anaya, though, even the cool actions from President Peña Nieto were too positive, with Anaya blasting Nieto for allowing Trump to visit the country in 2016.

“After Donald Trump had been insulting, and revolting at the best that Mexico has in the United States, they dared to roll out a red carpet to receive him in Los Pinos, as if he were a head of state,” he said, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

Appealing to the Mexican community, he said that those who have entered the U.S. are “the heroes of the country.”

“I want to ask you, with my heart in my hand, that every time you hear an aggressive or denigrating expression, remember that there, in Mexico, you are the heroes of the country, the brave, the enterprising, the generous, those who dared to cross the border to give their family a better future,” he said, according to CIS.

A candidate from the conservative National Action Party, Anaya has promised respectful relations with the United States but said his government would not let Washington take advantage.

“At the right time I will say personally to the president of the United States, and I will say it in his language so there will be absolutely no confusion … Mexico will not pay a single cent for that wall,” Anaya said.

The election is July 1. Reuters reported in January that since the last election, seven times as many Mexicans in the U.S. have received voting credentials under new rules that let Mexican citizens sign up at local consulates rather than in Mexico.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Austria’s capital “is dirtier, poorer and increasingly crime-ridden since migrants began living there”

Voice Of Europe – MARCH 8, 2018

Janos Lazar, Chief of Staff of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, posted a controversial video about Austria’s capital on his Facebook. He states that “immigrant communities have completely changed the cityscape” and “Vienna has become a worse place because of refugees”.

In the video, Lazar says that Austria’s capital “is dirtier, poorer and increasingly crime-ridden since migrants began living there”. When he tried to ask citizens of Vienna how they experience this “nobody spoke German [Austria’s main language]”, he says.

Lazar concludes “a city within a city” is created and if Hungary’s not careful its capital could look Vienna within 20 years. “There are a great number of schools in Vienna where there are no white Viennese children left, only the children of Muslim immigrants and immigrants from the Middle East,” Lazar says.

With his eye on Hungary’s next elections in April and his party’s anti-migration stance Lazar says: “We are working to prevent this phenomenon”.

Earlier, Hungary’s government spokesman, Zoltan Kovacs, already said that “Migration is very expensive and integration or assimilation — as it is referred to in Western Europe — is not possible”

DHS Asks That ‘the Public Understand’ DACA Removals Will be ‘Rare Instances’

A U.S. Capitol Police Officer gives a warning as supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program chain themselves together to block an intersection March 5, 2018, on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that, with Monday’s deadline passing for Congress to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the public needs to understand the “rare instances” under which a beneficiary might be deported.

DHS acting press secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services would continue to accept renewals from illegal immigrants brought to the country illegally as children who have already been registered under the program, per court injunctions.

Houlton said that “absent additional negative factors, DACA recipients are not a priority or target group for arrest or removal.”

“With the general exception of certain classes of aliens – including those who otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety – an individual who is a current DACA recipient, or who was a previous DACA recipient but has filed for renewal, will not be targeted for arrest nor will be removed from the United States while the individual has DACA protections or while the DACA renewal request is pending,” he explained, noting the importance of filing renewals at least 120 days in advance as employment authorization isn’t retroactive if a permit is allowed to lapse.

“We encourage qualifying persons to file a request, and ask that the public understand that there will be cases of DACA recipients who lose their deferred action due to violations of the terms of DACA – including criminal conduct,” Houlton added. “This is not unusual and under the prior administration more than a thousand recipients were removed from DACA. These rare instances do not indicate a change in the Department’s current position and should be viewed in that light.”

At a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) urged DACA beneficiaries to renew their status and for Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act without elements sought by the White House including limits on family reunification and an end to the diversity visa lottery.

“The courts have given DREAMers a little more time to renew their status and I hope that everyone who is eligible will seize the opportunity to do so,” she said. “But it is not a permanent solution. Only legislation can provide that.”

Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.), who was born in Guatemala and came to the country at age 5, said DACA “isn’t just some abstract policy idea” to her as “I know what it’s like to come to this country by no choice of my own.”

“The last thing that DREAMers want is the uncertainty and fear that has come to fill their lives every single day that Congress fails to act,” Torres said. “The 800,000 young people who qualified for DACA grew up here in our communities. They play Little League with our kids, they go to school with our kids, and now many of them are going to college with our kids.”

At the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit, President Trump said he’s “trying to have a DACA victory for everybody.”

“And the Democrats are nowhere to be found. They’re nowhere to be found. It’s really terrible. We’re ready. You know the expression, ‘Ready, willing, and able.’ We’re ready, willing, and able. They are nowhere to be found,” he said.

“This is our time. This is our moment. Go get DACA. Go push those Democrats. I’m telling you,” Trump said later in his address. “So this is a moment for DACA, for all of us. But this is a very special moment. A lot of tremendous things can happen here. Right now, so many tremendous things can happen if people want them to happen. This is how we are taking care of our people, taking care of our country.”