MSNBC Panel: Trump Running 'Concentration Camps' For Illegal Immigrant Kids

Far-left taking fake news to another level

Twitchy – JUNE 16, 2018

As we told you earlier, Joe Scarborough doubled down on comparing the Trump administration’s border policies to the Nazis, but Scarborough’s not the only person on MSNBC making that similar allegation:

The two people accusing the Trump administration of running concentration camps for kids at the border were former Obama 2012 campaign staffer Stephanie Cutter and ex-RNC chairman Michael Steele.


And Trump’s first term isn’t even half over. Just imagine where the rhetoric might be headed.



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Debunked: Viral image of crying, caged toddler ‘detained by ICE’ not what it seems

Debunked: Viral image of crying, caged toddler ‘detained by ICE’ not what it seems

A distressing image of a crying toddler locked in a barred cage after purportedly being detained by US immigration officials has gone viral – but despite online claims, it does not actually depict what has been alleged.

The image, which shows a little boy crying in a cage as he looks out between its bars, was shared by activist journalist and undocumented migrant Jose Antonio Vargas as a comment on the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown on families.

In the same thread, Vargas admitted that he came across the photo on a friend’s timeline and was still looking for the original source. Nevertheless, the snap quickly went viral with Vargas’ post garnering more than 23,000 retweets and many others sharing the image across their own social media accounts.

Vargas explained that he shared the photo because when was he detained by ICE in McAllen, Texas in 2014, he encountered children who were locked up there. “It wasn’t okay then; it’s not okay now,” he wrote, adding that he’s been outraged about the incident for years.

It has since emerged that the picture was in fact not from a detention facility at all, and instead was taken at a protest against Trump’s immigration policies held on June 10 outside Dallas City Hall. The demonstration organized by Brown Berets de Cemanahuac was held to call out the policy of family separation and confining undocumented children.


The photo of the child in the cage was taken by Leroy Peña and posted, but apparently since deleted from his Facebook page. Peña confirmed to PolitiFact that he took the original photo, explaining that the boy had followed his brother into the enclosure and then got upset when he saw his mother outside. “He was only in there 30 seconds,” Peña said.

Other photos from the protest show the boy walking around.


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Some activists, however, appear to believe that the origin of the photo is irrelevant, arguing that it documents a real issue even if this particular image is not as it first seems.

Arizona lawmaker Catherine Miranda was among those to defend the staged photo, reported Phoenix New Times. The Democrat senator who is running for US Congress shared the photo alongside the comment, “How does taking a 4-year-old from their parents and jailing them make us safer? The cruelty of Trump’s policies of today are real. Families belong together not torn apart and most definitely should not be caged like an animal.”

Despite several users bringing it to her attention that the circumstances of the photo were not what they were purported to be, she did not remove the post and criticised users for presenting her with the facts.

“You’re part of the problem of division. If I’m letting people know an example of a picture that Trump supports… jump on board with fighting against it. Stop being part of dividing our Latino community,” she responded.

READ MORE: Trump blames Dems’ ‘bad legislation’ for his own child-separation policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” policy that pledged to separate immigrants illegally crossing the border from their children in April. This was put into action by Homeland Security in May as they began referring all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in a six-week period, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by AP.

Some 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31, according to the figures. The separations were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct by the adult.

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Majority Whip Steve Scalise Joins President Trump in Opposition to Paul Ryan’s Amnesty Bill ‘will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes’

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By Matthew Boyle

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise opposes House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan, his office confirmed to Breitbart News on Friday. Scalise joins President Donald Trump in opposing the Ryan amnesty plan, which is scheduled at this time for a vote next Thursday in the House.

“Scalise did not, in fact, whip the compromise legislation today, and he does not intend to whip any immigration bill unless it has the support of President Trump,” Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told Breitbart News. “He will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes.”

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office continues to decline to answer whether he will stand with President Trump or with lame duck Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan. But now, it is clear the House GOP leadership team is divided, as Ryan is the only member of the leadership team on record in favor of this amnesty plan the speaker put forward, all as President Trump came out in strong opposition to it on Friday morning.

Trump, on Fox and Friends, said that he “certainly wouldn’t sign” the lame duck Ryan’s amnesty bill if it ever made it to his desk.

Scalise’s opposition to the Ryan bill, his office confirmed, is predicated on the fact that President Trump opposes it. If that somehow changes, Scalise’s position could change. But, Scalise himself told Breitbart News he stands with the president.

“As we draft legislation to fix our broken immigration system, I’m working with President Trump on a bill that secures the border, fully funds the wall, closes loopholes on enforcement, and solves the DACA problem in a way that restores the rule of law,” Scalise told Breitbart News.

In other words, the Ryan bill does not do those things, President Trump opposes it, and Scalise stands with Trump against Ryan and the speaker’s amnesty plan.

Desperate administration officials who were involved with Ryan in crafting the amnesty plan have since claimed–anonymously–to The Hill newspaper that the president misspoke, but several White House officials in contact with the president on this matter have told Breitbart News that The Hill‘s report using anonymous sources is simply incorrect.


While those anonymous quotes in The Hill newspaper appear to suggest otherwise, at least two senior White House officials have told Breitbart News that whoever leaked that inaccurate information was simply mistaken.

“President Trump does not appreciate leakers, especially ones who push inaccurate information,” one White House official said. “He appreciates people who suggest inaccurately he ‘misspoke’ about or ‘misunderstood’ something even less. Swift justice should be coming their way soon.”


“President Trump made his views on the Ryan amnesty bill very clear today,” another White House official said. “Unless he says something different publicly, it should be presumed that he knows exactly what he was talking about and what he was saying and why.”

Now that Scalise has joined President Trump in opposition to the Ryan amnesty plan, Ryan’s position as speaker is on even shakier ground. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), in an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel this week, has said that Republicans are discussing now forcibly removing Ryan from the Speakership so as the party can move past his failures onto completing the president’s agenda.

Trump Administration Considering Building Tent Cities to Detain Border Crossers

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By John Binder

President Trump’s administration is considering building tent cities to house and detain unaccompanied minor children after they’ve crossed the United States-Mexico border.

According to Health and Human Services (HHS) officials who spoke to McClatchy DC, HHS is reviewing a plan to expand detention space by building temporary tent cities to shelter unaccompanied minors. The federal department is expected to visit the Fort Bliss army base close to El Paso, Texas as an option for where the tent city could be constructed, the report states.

Other regions where the tent city for border crossers could be constructed include Dyess Air Force Base and Goodfellow Airforce Base, HHS officials told McClatchy DC.

For months, Breitbart News and immigration experts have noted that Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could deal with the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the border by having deployed troops build tent cities on the border.


The Trump administration’s policy is to prosecute all border crossers, including illegal alien parents who cross the border with their children or children they are posing as the parents of. This policy results in border-crossing parents having their children taken into federal custody.

As Breitbart News has reported, unaccompanied minors cost American taxpayers $1.4 billion last year and less than four percent have been deported from the U.S. In Fiscal Year 2018, more than 13,000 unaccompanied minors have been resettled across the country, Breitbart News noted.


paul ryan traitor amnesty

By Rick Wells

Paul Ryan almost got away with another betrayal but for now the discharge petition to force a Democrat bill on amnesty has been defeated. Being a known traitor…

The heat on sellouts in the GOP under traitor Paul Ryan may have been too hot, in the end, for them to handle, with the appropriately titled “discharge petition” to finagle amnesty for illegal aliens while ignoring border security and the wall we voted for. Ryan’s supporters, the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, Koch Brothers and others who bribe crooked politicians, came up just short.

Instead of the four deal, discharge petition which essentially surrendered control of the House to the Democrats and with it a sure approval of amnesty legislation, Ryan has now agreed to two bills.

One bill is the Goodlatte Bill that Ryan’s been breaking promises on allowing to come to the floor for a very long time and the other is one that is still being crafted, a last minute forced alternative to the amnesty only bill that blatantly defies the wishes of the people. The details will be debated in a closed-door Wednesday morning meeting.

In attempting to put a good face on the betrayal of Ryan falling short of its full success under the contrived cover of “bipartisanship” and “may the best bill win,” Ryan’s spokeswoman, Ashlee Strong, said, “Members across the Republican Conference have negotiated directly and in good faith with each other for several weeks, and as a result, the House will consider two bills next week that will avert the discharge petition and resolve the border security and immigration issues.”

Had the discharge petition gotten 218 signatures by the end of the day Tuesday, it would have forced the unseemly cave to the Democrats that Ryan was just barely hiding his support of.  It finished with 216 signatures, and those are names that should not be allowed to simply be forgotten. Traitors deserve to lose their seats.

But all of this is likely little more than legislative theater. After all, whatever comes out of the House goes to the Senate, where nothing of any consequence ever happens. And we do have the White House that is generally supportive of border security, though President Trump does have a knack for unsettling rhetoric when it comes to DACA.


Ryan Puts Cheap-Labor Amnesty Bill on Fast Track to Floor Vote

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By Neil Munro

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he hopes to quickly write up an amnesty bill and get it passed through the House.

“The next step is putting pen to paper so we can start getting legislation to the floor,” Ryan told reporters shortly after he held a Thursday-morning meeting with the GOP caucus to push for a wage-cutting amnesty.

Ryan suggested he would try to rush the bill to the floor. “Time is of the essence if we want to have a legislative process that we can control,” he said, referring to the group of 23 GOP legislators who threaten to use the discharge-petition process on June 25 to let Democrats pass their own amnesty.

The bill would reportedly provide an amnesty to at least 1.4 million illegals, and it does not include a cap to prevent fraud or subsequent waves of migrants hoping to join the next amnesty.

CNN reported mid-afternoon that Ryan’s legislation could be drafted “in the next few days.” The claim was made by Florida Rep. Chris Curbelo, a leader in the discharge-petition group whose district is dominated by Democratic-voting immigrant families who were brought into the United States by earlier amnesties.


Ryan has used the threats from Curbelo and his discharge-amnesty group to push mainstream GOP legislators to support a pre-election amnesty vote. Ryan has the political power to shut down the amnesty-petition drive, partly by denying campaign funding to the 23 GOP members who have signed the petition. He also has the legal authority to ensure the House will not be in session during the only two days the amnesty-discharge people can hold their vote.

Ryan is also aided by threats from cheap-labor business groups who stand to lose billions of dollars because of rising wages in Trump’s no-amnesty economy.

These business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are claiming that investors are suffering from a labor shortage. But the 2017 tax cut and record corporate profits do give them the resources to offer higher wages to encourage people to rejoin the workforce or to switch from lower-paying jobs.

Ryan has a history of supporting cheap-labor amnesties and large-scale immigration in California and other states, although this week he praised the recent wage increases. Those rising wages are helping raise Trump’s political ratings and the GOP’s generic-ballot score before the November election. But the wage raises likely will stall before the election if the federal government passes an amnesty that adds at least two million workers to the labor supply.

Amid Ryan’s rush to the floor, populist-minded GOP legislators denied there is amnesty deal.


Throughout the closed meeting and the subsequent press conference, Ryan presented his amnesty as his implementation of President Donald Trump’s four-pillars immigration reform legislation, outlined at the State of the Union speech.

However, Ryan’s still-vague bill would raise the supply of blue-collar and white-collar labor.

That features marks a huge difference from Trump’s plan, which would reduce legal immigration by winding down chain-migration over ten years, and by ending the diversity visa-lottery. In his inauguration speech, Trump also promised a “Hire American” policy, not a Ryan-style hire-an-cheaper-immigrant policy.

Naturally, Trump’s promised reduction in legal immigration is strongly opposed by business groups because it would nudge up white-collar and blue-collar wages.

Ryan’s emerging bill reportedly would not allow any significant reduction to the immigration flow. It would reduce some chain-migration categories and end the visa lottery — but would just shift those visas to the “Employer-Based Green Card” categories.

That shift would greatly raise the inflow of foreign professionals who will compete with American college-graduates for upward white-collar jobs while modestly reducing the inflow of lower-skilled family migrants who compete for blue-collar jobs.

Immigration-boosted competition for jobs cuts Americans’ salaries and wages, so raising profits for CEOs and investors, according to the 2016 report on immigration by the National Academies of Science.

“The House plan is so bad it is not worth supporting,” said Rosemary Jenks, policy director at the influential NumbersUSA advocacy group. “It is not going to reduce immigration – they will just find a way to reallocate the visas, and we are going to oppose it for that reasons alone,” she told Breitbart News.

The plan will also put GOP legislators on the record supporting amnesty before an election, she said, adding:

If [the bill] includes the [reported] $25 bill for the Wall and the UAC, asylum reform, no, I don’t think the Democrats support it. If Trump supports [the bill], the Democrats won’t support it.

Ryan said he is working with the administration to develop the plan, but did not explain how he is changing Trump’s four-pillar plan.

“How we put together the four pillars is what matters here … How we come together to decide what constitutes the four pillars is really what matters here,” he told reporters.

He continued:

We spend a great deal of time speaking with the Administration on this. The President is the one who gave us the four pillars that we talked about, and so it doesn’t work if we don’t have a bill the President would sign. So what we are doing is having these conversations with our members revolving around the four pillars and working in close contact with the administration to make sure that as we evolve legislation, write legislation, it has got the President’s support. There’s no point in it if it won’t make law, and a bill only makes law if the President signs it into law. So that is why we are working hand-in-glove with the Administration to make sure that the solution we come together as a conference on that will become law. That is why we are working closely with the Administration in this.

Marc Short, Trump’s congressional outreach deputy, attended the morning meeting, according to Roll Call magazine.

Ryan presented the four pillars as a starting point and said that if there’s a resolution it might be a week or so before legislative text is ready to be unveiled, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short told reporters after he left the meeting.”

Short is a former top deputy to the pro-amnesty, cheap-labor advocacy group organized by the Koch brothers. In February, Short played a minimal role in push the President’s four-pillar priorities during the Senate’s organized collision that allow Senators to block any reforms, while also voting multiple times to please their donors and their voters.

Ryan offered few details about the amnesty bill during his morning meeting.


Roll Call also said that Homeland Security Chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul, wants to get a bill passed:

Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said he viewed the conversation as “a green light from the conference” to move forward with talks surrounding Trump’s four pillars.

Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market — but the government provides green cards to roughly 1 million legal immigrants and temporary work-permits to roughly 3 million foreign workers.

The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via mass-immigration shifts wealth from young people towards older people by flooding the market with foreign labor. That process spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. The policy 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.


WATCH: Multiple Cartel Gun Battles Break Out At Texas Border

By Ryan Saavedra

Two new videos were released on Monday that showed separate incidents of gun battles taking place just south of the Texas border between rival Mexican drug cartels.

The first video, released by journalists Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby, show part of a gunfight that took place just outside the Reynosa-Pharr International Bridge near Pharr, Texas.

The video shows panicked travelers parking their car in front of the offices of the Reynosa-Pharr International Bridge and running inside for cover.


The second video, released by the Cartel Chronicles project, shows a much more intense gun battle from footage leaked by the cartels.

The gun battle is reported to have taken place last weekend just south of the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in Texas.