Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” to offer his own proposal for securing America’s Southern border, plugging his organization’s private wall construction solution, according to video of the interview.
Resolving the U.S.-Mexico Southern Border crisis is bigger than just “immigration,” reaching into the dark issue of human trafficking, and drug smuggling. The former Secretary of State for Kansas, Kris W. Kobach, thinks he has the answers, reports Fox Business Network.
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
After the interview, Kobach tweeted out the following:
— Kris W. Kobach (@KrisKobach1787) April 3, 2019
“The solution to this crisis is a fairly easy one, three easy steps,” Kobach remarked. “Number one, publish the Flores Settlement Regulation, and they could’ve done that back in December. Then that will stop the caravans from using children as get-out-of-jail-free cards,” he stated, referring to family separation tragedies that are commonplace since the Obama administration instituted the policy of not testing the DNA of alleged migrant “offspring.”
“A far more powerful bargaining chip is to propose a Treasury regulation that says, ‘You can’t wire money home, in the form of remittances, if you are illegally present in the United States,” Kobach added. “That would hit Mexico in the pocketbook,” he continued.
Immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean are sending record amounts of cash across the U.S.-Mexico border via remittances, and the total amount leaving the U.S. reached $69 billion in 2016, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank.
The anarchy along the U.S. Southern border with Mexico results in a lower standard of living, and higher violent crime in once peaceful towns and neighborhoods. And the flood of people rushing into the United States is only growing, and certainly not slowing down. Caravan-style flooding of the U.S. border is on the rise, regardless (and maybe because of) Pres. Donald Trump’s announcement that he will be expediting construction of the border wall.
“The frustration for so many Americans right now, is that this is a president who promised a wall,” Dobbs said at the conclusion of his program.
“We should have had a plan for where we were going to build it. All of this should’ve been done months ago,” Kobach suggested, but his motivations are unclear, since his organization seeks to raise funds (revenue stream for his nonprofit) and build their own private wall.
Kobach essentially suggests removing the economic magnet. If illegal aliens cannot support themselves, they simply return to their home countries.
Even the left-of-center Atlantic Monthly reported the downward impact of uncontrolled immigration on wages and economic prosperity:
A decade ago, Crider Inc., a chicken processing plant in Georgia, was raided by immigration agents, and 75 percent of its workforce vanished over a single weekend. Shortly after, Crider placed an ad in the local newspaper announcing job openings at higher wages. Similarly, the flood of recent news reports on abuse of the H-1B visa program shows that firms will quickly dismiss their current tech workforce when they find cheaper immigrant workers.
“Create processing towns that are confined; when someone tries to falsely claim asylum, we put them in these processing towns, and then put them on a plane home when their claim is rejected,” Kobach advises, the number two part of his plan. But arguably, processing towns are not needed with a wall in place.
Finally, Kobach wants us to sign an agreement with Mexico extending them Trusted Traveller status for Mexican border-crossings.
Pres. Trump retains as Commander-in-Chief the option to authorize the DOD to release the funds, manpower and materials for border wall construction, something provided for in HB 2810 (which is the 2017 defense appropriations bill that originally laid out the budgetary and oversight parameters for any wall construction.)
Though U.S. News and World Report and reporter Ryan Alexander are left-of-center — the article drips with naked anti-Trump assumptions — the facts force the writer to arrive inexorably, unavoidably at the conclusion that the border wall is fully-funded and under the Dept of Defense’s jurisdiction.
U.S. News’s contributing reporter Alexander provides readers with a blow-by-blow “how to” instructions for those interested in proper use of arcane (and often slippery) House rules.
Ryan details an amendment offered to remove Section 1039 from the Pentagon policy bill, H.R. 2810, that would allow the president to allocate Department of Defense dollars to construct a border wall.
That means Pentagon money could be spent to construct a border wall. In the normal process of things, this amendment would have been accepted by the Rules Committee and then debated and voted on by the full House of Representatives. But nothing about this amendment can be called normal.
Funding for the wall is right there in law, in plain English. The mainstream media has of course continued to avoid all reporting on the clear fact that President Trump possesses the funding and the ability to build the wall
Perhaps it was deemed to be of no importance to public policy, and shelved; the mainstream media was also likely too busy fabricating their own cover-ups, like publishing endless lists of anonymous sources and likely-fabricated stories to support false claims of Russian collusion so they can help mask Hillary Clinton’s and Robert Mueller’s Uranium One deal with Vlad Putin.
While his partisan bias is readily identifiable, the reporter confirms in no uncertain terms that “Pentagon money could be spent to construct a border wall.”
U.S. News Reporter Alexander continues, adding:
The Rules Committee took this one amendment and labeled it, “proposed to be adopted.” In the arcane world of U.S. House rules, this means that voting for the rule governing consideration of the bill was also voting for this amendment. This is known as a “self-executing rule.” The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York, offered an amendment to strike the self-executing portion of the rule and was defeated in committee on a party-line vote of 4-8.
On the House floor, the vote on the full rule passed. [emphasis added]
Far from needing permission from Congress or even “an emergency,” Trump can do it now, and it takes one phone call to the U.S. military.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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