A U.S. Representative from Florida visited the southern border with Mexico where he discussed illegal immigration with those directly affected by it.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) spoke with Steve Ronnebeck, whose son was murdered by an illegal alien in 2015. He said:
“January 22, 2015, my son Grant was working the overnight shift at a QT in Mesa. An illegal alien walked in, wanted to by cigarettes, dropped a jar of change on the counter. Grant would start counting the change, and evidently was not counting the change fast enough. This man said, ‘What, you’re not gonna give me my cigarettes?’ Grant said ‘Hey, you know, I’ve gotta count your change.’ This man pulled a gun, killed my son, and never did a day in prison. Not one day. Because he was able to plead it down, because he was a DREAMer, he had children who were born here, he was able to get a lesser sentence. I want to thank you all for coming down. Because what we’re seeing restores my faith that we’re gonna stop this.”
Wednesday, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban sanctuary cities. It is headed to the Republican-controlled Florida Senate, and if it passes, will likely be signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
This action comes amid gridlock in Washington, D.C.
Big League Politics reported:
President Donald J. Trump has declared a national state of emergency, for which several heavily-blue states immediately sued his administration. Democrats refuse to budge on the issue, unwilling to secure America’s borders. As illegal border crossings surge, they blocked a meaningful amount of wall funding in the 2019 federal budget.
In what many conservatives see as a colossal failure, the Republican Congress, led by former Speaker Paul Ryan, current Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, failed to deliver wall funding to the president’s desk during all of 2017 and 2018, when Republicans held the House, the Senate, and the White House.
"The man who killed my son never did a day in prison. Not one day."
On January 22nd, 2015, Grant Ronnebeck was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant over a pack of cigarettes. Listen to his father's story: pic.twitter.com/j0MrtpQv33
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 24, 2019
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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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