Big League Politics contributor Tom Pappert caught up with former Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach – one of the few pro-border wall personalities allowed into the event – at CPAC on Thursday night.
“I’m actually here representing We Build the Wall right now,” Kobach said. “I just recently finished my term as Secretary of State of Kansas, and right now I’m serving as General Counsel for We Build the Wall.”
We Build the Wall is a private organization that Kobach says is using private funds in an attempt to build a wall along the southern border, as demanded by the American people when they elected President Donald J. Trump in 2016.
Trump has hit roadblocks in his efforts to secure the southern border, with a non-complying Congress who refused to appropriate funds for the project. He has declared a National Emergency in an attempt to use Department of Defense funds for the wall, which will be fought tooth-and-nail by open borders Democrats in blue states, likely leading to a lengthy legal battle.
“We need to do it,” Kobach said, “because there are hundreds and hundreds of miles of border that are wide open and even if President Trump gets every mile that he’s asking for built, there will still be over a thousand miles of border wide open.”
Kobach described the negative ramifications of illegal immigration and poorly designed legal immigration laws in his interview with Pappert, as well as his future plans, which may include working for the Trump administration, or a potential 2020 U.S. Senate run.
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Coronavirus Stimulus Contains Whopping $350 Million Refugee Resettlement Boondoggle
This has nothing to do with the virus, or the economy.
It appears that a $350 million dollar appropriation for purposes of “Migration and Refugee Assistance” managed to slip inside the coronavirus stimulus package.
Populist commentator Ryan Girdusky first reported on the hidden boondoggle as the legislation was being prepared for a Senate vote Wednesday night. It’s one of several unrelated pork planks in the massive $2 trillion stimulus that was able to slip in without the scrutiny of Republican senators.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) March 26, 2020
The proposal to enrich refugee resettlement contractors appears to have migrated into the legislation originally introduced by Mitch McConnell from Nancy Pelosi’s rivaling proposal. The Speaker of the House had temporarily derailed the stimulus package by introducing a plan of her own, but from the looks of it, she’s getting a crucial element of the left-wing social agenda Democrats have tried to tie to the stimulus with the refugee resettlement package.
Florida’s Matt Gaetz appears to be one of the few members of Congress to question the totally unrelated refugee giveaway in the moment of legislative urgency.
Gaetz: Why Would We Have $350 Million for Migrants and Refugees Before We Restore the Economic Condition of Every American? https://t.co/kMISTkUDWZ
— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) March 26, 2020
Nominal charitable and non-profit entities have gamed and rigged the American refugee resettlement process for years, enriching themselves to the tunes of tens of millions of dollars if not more on the taxpayer dime. Migration skeptics have long questioned the utility of such an arrangement, pointing out that spending hundreds millions of dollars to resettle people in the United States could be used to far greater effect in providing relief for displaced peoples closer to their homes countries.
Existing refugee resettlement programs have continued in spite of the raging coronavirus pandemic. More than 3,000 people have been resettled in the United States since January, when the disease began surfacing on the radar of the federal government.
The Washington D.C. Swamp appears to have succeeded in utilizing one of its oldest cards in this instance, attaching a totally unrelated refugee proposal to a sorely needed economic relief package. It’s likely the proposal would have shot down on other circumstances, but congressional Democrats ultimately proved tactful enough to advance their preferred and entirely unrelated special interest in a moment of great legislative urgency.
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