Conservative commentator and early Trump supporter Ann Coulter called for the United States to implement an immigration moratorium in a tweet on Tuesday.
Coulter is one of the most well-known conservatives to endorse the policy, which recently has floated into the conversation in American nationalist and conservative circles. An immigration moratorium would place a pause on all migration to the United States, thus allowing policy makers to focus on improving the lives of people already living in their communities.
Coulter mentioned the Immigration Act of 1924, a historical immigration reform signed into law by conservative President Calvin Coolidge. The 1924 Act placed strict limits on immigration levels, which had been historically high at the time in a manner not unlike the modern-day United States.
Too often conservatives have allowed themselves to be caught in a rhetorical trap set by the left in which legal immigration is inherently good, while only illegal immigration is worth objecting to. This zero-sum distinction is increasingly obsolete in a legal paradigm where progressives have fundamentally blurred the distinction between what is and isn’t lawful immigration.
The massive ‘caravan’ formations of economic migrants marching to the southern border from Central America demanding residence in America? That’s all nominally ‘legal’ immigration. Most caravan migrants request asylum protection at ports of entry, oftentimes making dubious claims of persecution. Once they’ve logged a claim in the immigration court system, they’re set up for a lengthy and byzantine legal battle in which they stand a good chance of receiving an amnesty with the help of high-powered immigration lawyers and activist judges.
Not to mention, that the United States has allowed record-setting and truly massive levels of legal immigration into its borders in recent decades, demonstrating a level of generosity and hospitality unmatched by any other country in the world. If we were to decide to use our resources to elevate the lives of our own people instead of bringing in millions of new immigrants, no honest observer could claim such a decision is rooted towards antipathy towards others. There are hundreds of millions of Americans of all kinds that would benefit from the immigration moratorium Coulter has proposed.
Victim of Denver Shooting Identified as Veteran, Hatmaker Lee Keltner
A great American by all accounts.
The victim of a heinous shooting in downtown Denver on Saturday has been identified as a small businessman and hatmaker named Lee Keltner. Keltner was shot at point blank in the head by a leftist ideologue who was supposedly acting as a “private security” guard for a NBC affiliate reporter, without being properly licensed to do so or to carry a weapon in Colorado.
Keltner speaks of his craft in a video that emerged on Sunday after his death, briefly describing his service in the US military in one point. He considered his business a means to keep the heritage of the American west alive.
This man was the victim of the Denver shooting. His name is Lee Keltner and he ran a business that made cowboy hats. A great American by all accounts. pic.twitter.com/so1OxvjIAP
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) October 12, 2020
Keltner had been present at Denver’s Civic Center for a Patriot Prayer event that was picketed by a contingent of leftists who identified themselves as Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA.
This is how the Antifa rally in Denver's Civic Center against Patriot Prayer was billed. Notice "Denver Communists." pic.twitter.com/2sMWHL79wN
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) October 10, 2020
Keltner was involved in a verbal altercation with a Black Lives Matter protestor when Dolloff approached him from his side and shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Antifa supporters have claimed that Keltner utilized pepper spray on the “private security” guard first, but photo imagery reveals that Keltner only deployed pepper spray after Dolloff pointed a gun at him.
The slide of Dolloff’s pistol is already seen cycling as Keltner uses pepper spray- a non-lethal weapon- in self defense. The confrontation between Keltner and a man wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt hadn’t even been violent, and it’s extremely hard to imagine why Dolloff would’ve assumed he had to shoot Keltner.
Denver police initially identified Dolloff- who wasn’t named to the public until late Saturday night as a “private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa.” In actuality, he is not registered or licensed to act as a private security guard in Colorado, and it’s unclear if he’s even eligible to carry a weapon. A query of Dolloff’s social media accounts reveals he has extreme far leftist views. He’s been booked into the Denver jail system on suspicion of first degree murder.
The life of a great American has been taken by a leftist ideologue who callously opened fire at a peaceful protest.
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