In a stunning turn of events, President Obama and Ted Kennedy’s point man on immigration is currently in charge of illegal immigrant data for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The man who controls statistics for ICE, the enforcement subdivision of DHS, has argued in favor of Obama’s amnesty policies and testified that deportations cause psychological damage to immigrant communities and perpetuate racial profiling.
Marc Rosenblum is deputy assistant secretary of the office of immigration statistics at the Department of Homeland Security. He has served in this role since January 2016. Insiders in Washington believe that Trump is being undermined from within DHS by Rosenblum as he battles Congress and the rogue state of California on immigration enforcement.
Rosenblum has advised President Obama on immigration and has argued in favor of Obama’s amnesty, calling the United States a “nation of nations” on one panel.
“Dr. Rosenblum was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow detailed to the office of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy during the 2006 Senate immigration debate and was involved in crafting the Senate’s immigration legislation in 2006 and 2007. He also served as a member of President-elect Obama’s Immigration Policy Transition Team in 2009. From 2011-13, he served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Estimating Costs to the Department of Justice of Increased Border Security Enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security.”
The Senate’s 2006 immigration legislation included a bill that pushed for amnesty for illegal immigrants and a new “blue card” program to bring in more guest workers to the United States, but it failed to pass. The 2007 immigration legislation pushed for by Ted Kennedy and McCain also tried to install amnesties.
Senator Ted Kennedy, of course, was largely credited with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which largely kicked off the mass immigration the United States has seen in intervening decades.
Insiders believe that Rosenblum could have “burrowed in” from a political to a career post at ICE in 2016.
Rosenblum testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in December 2015 on the need for the government to make “trade-offs” when determining how to deport illegal immigrants and “relief” for some illegals, citing psychological damage to immigrant communities and racial profiling:
“Even with clearly articulated enforcement priorities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confronts a number of tradeoffs in designing an overall interior enforcement strategy. Most importantly, there is a fundamental tradeoff between the quality and quantity of deportations. Policymakers must choose between maximizing the volume of deportations and ensuring that deportations focus on the highest-priority cases. Additional tradeoffs involve balancing additional deportations through aggressive interior enforcement against the potential harm to community trust and public safety, the well-being of immigrant communities, and the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants and citizens.”
“Given these challenges and finite resources available for immigration enforcement, both Congress and the president have always set enforcement priorities, even though they have not always been public or specific. And because of the unauthorized population’s integration within U.S. communities, Congress and the president also have long identified certain otherwise-deportable immigrants who may be eligible for relief from removal or similar immigration benefits.”
Interior enforcement can have far-reaching and long-term effects on deportees’ families, employers, and the broader communities in which immigrants live. An estimated 20 to 25 percent of deportees are parents of U.S.-citizen children; children and U.S. spouses and partners who are left behind following a parent’s deportation suffer a wide range of negative behavioral and emotional outcomes, financial hardship, and housing instability, as well as declines in school performance, among other adverse effects.51 On one level, these adverse impacts are an inevitable byproduct of interior enforcement (as well as border enforcement targeting returning immigrants) given the deeply integrated U.S. unauthorized population. As Doris Meissner and I have argued elsewhere, “The deportation dilemma is that more humane enforcement is fundamentally in tension with
stricter immigration control. A robust enforcement system inevitably inflicts damage on established families and communities.”
The social and psychological costs of enforcement also depend on where and how enforcement occurs. Numerous studies have found that large-scale raids at worksites and other public locations push whole immigrant communities underground. Raids at immigrants’ houses (for instance by NFOP teams) can have a particularly damaging impact on spouses and children, particularly when the children witness the arrest of a parent. And cooperation between ICE and local LEAs through traffic stops has been widely found to discourage immigrants from driving, threatening livelihoods. Significant enforcement efforts can spread fear throughout immigrant communities, even among families and children that are not directly affected by detention or deportation. In
addition, two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants are employed. Deportations disrupt U.S. labor markets and reduce job creation by U.S. firms. By one estimate, deporting all 11 million unauthorized immigrants would cut the U.S. workforce by 6.4 percent and reduce U.S. real GDP by $1.6 trillion (5.7 percent).”
“Interior immigration enforcement raises special civil liberties concerns because immigration violations are generally civil (i.e., non-criminal) offenses, but immigration enforcement relies on extensive police-like powers. Noncitizens may be forcibly detained in jail-like settings, cut off from their livelihoods, and permanently separated from their homes and families—all without the benefit of legal representation. Guarding against civil-rights violations also merits special attention because 96 percent of people removed from the United States between 2004 and 2013 were Latin American or Caribbean—a number that far exceeds these regions’ share of the unauthorized population (79 percent), and which is consistent with a broader history of racial profiling and law
enforcement discrimination against Americans of Hispanic or Black descent.”
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Pro-Trump Republican Who Defeated Sanford Hit By Oncoming Car On Highway 17
A lawmaker who recently defeated incumbent South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford in a Republican congressional primary earlier this month is recovering from serious injuries after a head-on collision with a vehicle operating in the wrong direction on U.S. Highway 17.
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office reported that Katie Arrington, newly elected South Carolina lawmaker, and a friend identified as Jacqueline Goff of Mandeville, Louisiana, were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday night a vehicle headed in the wrong direction struck Arrington’s vehicle head-on. According to Sheriff’s Captain Roger Antonio, the driver of the other vehicle died on the scene.
Katie Arrington, Summerville Republican underwent surgery to remove portions of her colon and her small intestines as well as having sustained a back fracture, and broken ribs. She is recovering in a local Charleston-area hospital said spokesperson for Arrington, Michael Mule. Her friend, Jacqueline Goff was also seriously injured and is recovering today.
Mule said Arrington would need several more surgeries, as well as a stent to repair the partial collapse of the primary artery in her legs which will require her to remain in the hospital for at least two weeks. Mule reported to news outlets that Arrington was alert and talking on Saturday morning.
In a statement released to the press, Mule said “Katie asks for your continued prayers for the deceased and the deceased’s family, as well as prayers for a quick recovery for Katie and her friend.”
A statement was also released on the official Katie Arrington Facebook page asking for prayers and support:
Arrington’s recent win over “Never-Trumper” Sanford made national headlines as well as Arrington securing Trump’s support hours before the primary ballot. Arrington was vocal of her support of Trump throughout her campaign and used Sanford’s criticism as a cornerstone of her campaign.
“I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love,” tweeted Trump ahead of the primary. “She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”
Trump later reportedly mocked Mark Sanford at a meeting with House Republicans: “ I want to congratulate Mark on a great race.”
This morning, the president tweeted sending his thoughts and prayers to the lawmaker as well as her friend and their families.
Clinton Donor Clare Bronfman ‘Expects To Be Indicted’ In Sex Cult Child-Trafficking Case
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign donor Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagrams fortune, “expects to be indicted by late July” in the NXIVM sex cult case.
NXIVM leaders Keith Raniere and “Smallville” actress Allison Mack were arrested in Mexico and stand trial for human trafficking, child sex trafficking, and other crimes. Raniere is being held without bail while Mack is in the custody of her parents with an ankle bracelet. Bronfman, who oversaw the group’s experiments on women and children at their secretive “Rainbow Cultural Center,” is expected to be charged.
Charles Hurt reported that in the spring of 2007, “executives and top associates…along with their family members” of NXIVM donated $29,900 to the Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign.
Kirsten Gillibrand has also taken money from the group’s high-profile socialite member Bronfman, and her father actually worked for the cult.
The group’s former publicist and foremost whistleblower Frank Parlato tells Big League Politics that Bronfman is preparing herself for prosecution.
“I worked as the publicist,” Frank Parlato told Big League Politics. “We ran into a major disagreement and we split. At the time I worked for them I thought they were a little peculiar but it wasn’t until the end that I realized they were a downright evil group.”
“There are women on the record who are now adults who have accused Raniere of statutory rape and there are some very suspicious incidents where Mexican girls came under the perimeters of Raniere’s control and left under suspicious circumstances. They came from Chihuahua Mexico. I reported this to the authorities,” Parlato said.
Human Experiments (READ MORE ABOUT THIS HERE)
Parlato described the bizarre human experiments that Raniere and his benefactors the Bronfman sisters oversaw at the Rainbow Cultural Garden, where they separated children from their parents. Dr. Porter is identified as Raniere’s human experiments chief.
“They do the human fright experiments where they subject women to surprise graphic viewings” similar to A Clockwork Orange, Parlato said.
“The most diabolical experiments that he conducts are experiments where babies are subjected to a constant succession of strangers who take care of them instead of their parents, and the strangers teach them foreign languages,” Parlato said.
“The cult members’ children, they are pressured to give up their children to Raniere. They pay $10,000 to Raniere for the privilege of having Raniere teach them how to speak.”
Seven different nannies would spend time with the children each day and speak seven different languages, rendering the children illiterate, confused, and permanently intellectually damaged.
“Adults are shellshocked now having been through this,” Parlato said.
“The children are housed with their parents and then the children either go to a school, Rainbow School, or the nannies who were sex slaves come to the house,” he said. “The courses run for 6 months to 7 years or so, at which point Raniere alleges the young child’s brain is most susceptible to these different languages and cultures. They get them right at 6 months and the program has only been around for (a few years) so there’s only a limited number of parents.”
“Her father Doug Rutnik came to work as a consultant for NXIVM…he was fired, they sued him, and they had to pay him $100,000,” Parlato said, referring Gillibrand’s father.
“Her father’s wife, her stepmother, was also a member of NXIVM…Doug got her into the cult, Gillibrand’s father got Gillibrand’s future stepmother into the cult. Doug left the cult because he was sued. Clare Bronfman after her father was sued donated money to Gillibrand. Gillibrand accepted it.”
“One is inclined to call her a liar,” Parlato says of Gillibrand.
“The Clintons got a lot of money from NXIVM, NXIVM members, one of their main NXIVM members was a guy named Richard Mays, he encouraged Clinton to indict their enemies, to use their political influence in Arkansas to indict enemies of Raniere,” Parlato said….
RIP PEPE: EU Votes ‘Yes’ on Meme Ban
In a devastating blow to those who enjoy internet freedom, a group of leftist government bureaucrats have effectively banned memes from Europe.
“Article 13 (a.k.a. censorship machines) will make platforms responsible for monitoring user behavior to stop copyright infringements, but basically means only huge platforms will have the resources to let users comment or share content,” according to The Next Web. “People opposed to the proposal worry that this could lead to broader censorship, threatening free speech via parody, satire, and even protest videos.”
Since memes are usually made from copyrighted images, the European Union has essentially outlawed them.
The meme magicians responded exactly the way one would expect.
“EU voted to pass [Article 13] and ban memes…it is time – Meme War 3 has begun,” said an anonymous Twitter user.
— greekmythguy (@greekmythguy) June 20, 2018
“EU is voting to ban Memes through censorship machines. #LOL,” said Narek Panossian, attaching two memes to his tweet.
— Narek Panossian (@PanossianNarek) June 22, 2018
Even Yahoo UK savored some of the absurd, using a caption photo with a popular meme:
EU approves copyright law which could ban memes and ‘destroy the internet’ https://t.co/MWUVXHDP8o
— Laith Doory (@DooryLaith) June 22, 2018
Not all European lawmakers are on board, though.
“[The Copyright Directive is] on the verge of causing irreparable damage to our fundamental rights and freedoms, our economy and competitiveness, our education and research, our innovation and competition, our creativity and our culture,” wrote Julia Reda, a German politician and Member of the European Parliament on her website. According to Reda’s site, “over 80 signatories representing human and digital rights organisations, media freedom organisations, publishers, journalists, libraries, scientific and research institutions, educational institutions including universities, creator representatives, consumers, software developers, start-ups, technology businesses and Internet service providers.”
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