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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Media in fact-free fall over immigration

Reminder: How the Clinton administration handled refugees:



On Saturday, every weekend part-timer and stringer in every news agency in America became an expert on America's immigration laws because they are journalists and they know everything.

This came after President Trump put a 90-day hold on immigrants and visitors from six war-torn nations and Iran until Homeland Security -- under new management -- can figure out how to screen visitors and immigrants from these lands.

Green card holders are not affected, although airport officials were confused at JFK on Saturday.

This is legal and with precedent.

From the New York Times editorial board:
Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Cowardly and Dangerous
First, reflect on the cruelty of President Trump’s decision on Friday to indefinitely suspend the resettlement of Syrian refugees and temporarily ban people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. It took just hours to begin witnessing the injury and suffering this ban inflicts on families that had every reason to believe they had outrun carnage and despotism in their homelands to arrive in a singularly hopeful nation.
The editorial said "Muslim Ban" in the headline. They know better. They deliberately misled the public to discredit the man the public elected president.

The editorial said: "The order’s language makes clear that the xenophobia and Islamophobia that permeated Mr. Trump’s campaign are to stain his presidency as well. Un-American as they are, they are now American policy."

Was President Obama un-American. xenophobic and Islamophobic when he issued the same order on Iraq only in 2011?

Did the media even notice that Obama ended a 50-plus year policy of accepting Cuban refugees?

Where are the editorials in the New York Times decrying Obama's xenophobia?

USA Today did the usual journalist-as-social-justice-warrior schtick of elevating liberal advocates as experts:
Experts question legality of Trump's immigration ban on Muslim countries
This is a legal and unfortunately necessary action. These are not experts. They are liars with law degrees.

We know this is legal because President Trump is doing what his predecessor did.

Years ago, Congress gave the president the power to do this.

On November 8, voters elected the candidate who saw the threat to our security as coming from Iran -- not Cuba.

The media thinks it can now fool the public into believing this action is unAmerican.

Reince Priebus pushed back on "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd:
"The fact of the matter is that 325,000 people from foreign countries came into the United States yesterday, and 109 people were detained for further questioning. Most of those people were moved out. We’ve got a couple dozen more that remain. I would suspect that as long as they are not awful people, they will be moved through today. If they’re folks that shouldn’t be in this country, they’re going to be detained. So we apologize for nothing here."
Trump ain't backing down.

From the Associated Press:
To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.
The program received scant attention as Trump announced on the same day his plans to build a border wall and hire thousands more federal agents as he looks to fulfill promises from his campaign.
The program has fallen out of the favor in recent years amid complaints from critics that it promotes racial profiling.
"Racial profiling"? The 1990s called. It wants its fake issue back.

Meanwhile, as flash crowd protesters take over airport terminals, the Muslim world responds.

From Reuters:
Emirates airline has changed pilot and flight attendant rosters on flights to the United States following the sudden U.S. travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, but it said U.S. flights continue to operate to schedule.
The world's largest long-haul carrier, who flies daily to 11 U.S. cities, has made "the necessary adjustments to our crewing, to comply with the latest requirements," an Emirates spokeswoman told Reuters by email on Sunday.
President Donald Trump on Friday temporarily suspended the entry of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The decision caught airlines off guard, according to the International Air Transport Association.
The ban applies to pilots and flight attendants from the seven countries, even though all flight crew who are not U.S. citizens already need a special visa to enter the country.
Another Emirates spokeswoman said the impact of the ban on operations would be minimal. The airline employs over 23,000 flight attendants and about four thousand pilots from around the world, including the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
This is a temporary moratorium that inconveniences a few people.

Sort of like TSA inconveniences Americans who want to fly. The aim is the same: to thwart terrorism.

The difference is the TSA inconveniences won't end in 90 days.

Meanwhile, remember how Fake News Media covered Katrina?

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16 comments:

  1. Muslim ban, huh? Pakistan? Nope. Bangladesh? Uh uh. Indonesia? Not likely. Malaysia? Not quite.
    There are 50+ member states of the Organization of Islamic Countries.
    Last time I checked seven was fewer than 50-something.

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    1. Dr. Michael Youssef (escaped Islam) stated 1 billion on this morning's sermon. That's a lot of nation states folks. If you can find that for viewing it was an eye opening keeper.

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    2. Don't forget India, which has a yuuuuge Muslim population.

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  2. Don, Has the green card mess been straightened out yet? You know more about this than just about anyone.

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    1. Yes. Either overzealous agents or an error in the EO

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    2. Beurocrats who hate Trump deliberately misapplied the executive order to make Trump look bad. Likely alinged with the DNC and the foreign interloper, George Soros.
      libby
      Imo

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  3. I hate to tell the media, actually I enjoy it, that foreigners do NOT have constitutional rights until they are landed in the US; then they have constitutional rights. The SCOTUS has ruled that even those entering the US as illegals have due process rights. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/255281-yes-illegal-aliens-have-constitutional-rights The 7 billion people in the world have no right to enter the US, period. And I am tired of the Left's morality play on the Statue of Liberty; they have no morality and government's first duty is to protect America and its citizens.
    Present law:Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:
    Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or

    Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or

    Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact;has committed a federal crime.

    Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.
    The People are Sovereign, not Government.

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    1. It may be time to give the Statue of Liberty back to France and tell them thanks, but given the current immigration crisis in Europe, the Statue better belongs there than here, so we've decided to give it back. In terms of symbolism, think of Obama's removal of the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office.

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  4. (Good photo edit)
    Good 'ol Janet Reno and Waco et al.

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  5. I hate to tell the media, actually I enjoy it, that foreigners do NOT have constitutional rights until they are landed in the US; then they have constitutional rights. The SCOTUS has ruled that even those entering the US as illegals have due process rights. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/255281-yes-illegal-aliens-have-constitutional-rights The 7 billion people in the world have no right to enter the US, period. And I am tired of the Left's morality play on the Statue of Liberty; they have no morality and government's first duty is to protect America and its citizens.
    Present law:Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:
    Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or

    Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or

    Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact;has committed a federal crime.

    Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.
    The People are Sovereign, not Government.

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  6. I have no problem with Muslim pilots for Emirates flying planes on flights into the US as long as the crew is certified as having learned how to LAND the planes as well as fly them, unlike the 9/11 terrorists. Then again, the crew of Malaysia MH370 was fully trained....

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    1. Remember the Egypt air flight that had a group of Egyptian Military on it- Co-Pilot locked himself in -last words were-'Allah Akhbar'?

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  7. The bigger the sh*tstorm from the leftist media, the more the folks who voted for Trump figure he's doing what he promised them he'd do.

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    1. And the more (More, MORE) we like it.

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  8. "Where are the editorials in the New York Times decrying Obama's xenophobia?"

    Same place as their integrity.

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    1. The NYTimes has a double secret ban on the truth

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