Posted On: Tuesday - February 28th 2017 6:26PM MST
In Topics:   Immigration Stupidity  Trump
It's like nobody goes for sob stories any more. It's not that these stories don't bring tears to our eyes like they used to; we've got tears in our eyes but they're tears of joy. The more the Lyin Press puts these out, the more any Americans who still read their crap, or hear about it like the reader will here, will be encourage to keep this all going - go Trump!
In an article in VDare two days back Allan Wall laughs at the silliness or purported stupidity of the Lying Press. In Memo From Middle America: MSM Complains That Trump Raids Sow Fear Among Immigrants. Yes, So What’s The Problem?, Wall points out some excerpts from what he quaintly calls the Main Stream Media, now known as Gov Media, Fakenews or more eponymously the Lyin Press.
The first part of the title above is the name of Allan Wall's column on VDare. The background is that the column used to be named "Memo From Mexico", as the writer and his family had lived in Mexico for many years. Mr. Wall, as mentioned in our VDare review, is fluent in Spanish so both now and when he lived there, he can give us the Mexican take on our illegal immigration situation (spoiler alert - it's strongly encouraged, and major meddling in the affairs of governments in the US is assumed to be the right of all Mexican people in power). One could learn a lot by going back through Allan Wall's columns here, though I could see it taking a week or so to read them all, as there are right about 1250 columns of his. Mr. Wall's writing is very evenhanded and moderate in tone.
Anyhow, a few excerpts:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is launching raids and detentions of illegal aliens, leading invaders to fear an “enforcement surge” [Reports of raids have immigrants bracing for enforcement surge, by Nicholas Kulish, Caitlin Dickerson and Liz Robbins, New York Times, February 10, 2017]. ICE is downplaying it, calling it “targeted enforcement action,” no different than what was done during the Obama years. But it appears there is a real shift and illegals are right to be concerned.
And as Americans, we want illegal aliens to be concerned.
As CIS’s Mark Krikorian noted in USA Today, all that is happening is a “return to normal enforcement practices” where those who have committed crimes other than illegal immigration are still the priority, but “ordinary lawbreakers are no longer exempt from enforcement”. [Trump immigration raids show greater focus on non-criminals, by Alan Gomez, USA Today, February 16, 2017].
Yet for some reason, the Main Stream Media is running sob stories portraying it as somehow wrong illegal immigrants fear consequences for their crimes [Federal immigration raids net many without criminal records, sowing fear, by Arelis R. Hernandez, Wesley Lowery, and Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, February 16, 2017]. Thus, we get lurid tales of illegals being detained after leaving a church homeless shelter, and locking themselves in their homes or not going to work or school.
One bit of unintentional comedy:
[cited LP article here:]
A government social worker for Durham County, N.C., said that the number of Hispanic residents seeking assistance had dropped off rapidly in recent days amid swirling rumors about an ICE checkpoint at a Durham intersection and ICE agents making arrests in a supermarket parking lot.
“Today, I haven’t gotten one Hispanic client in the entire check-in today,” said the social worker, a longtime government employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
“That never happens … They think that when they come here for assistance, that they’re going to be on some sort of invisible list.”
[Allan Wall again:]
Wow, just wow. “Hispanic residents” so fear-stricken that they won’t even show up to collect welfare benefits! What is this country coming to?
Personally, my response would be: quit worrying about some sort of "invisible list" - we have no such thing. It's quite visible, if you'd bother to look on the web or at the post office!
Great ending here, but as they say all over the internet (people that don't write all their own stuff, that is), READ.THE.WHOLE.THING.
Carlos Garcia de Alba, Mexico’s Consul General in Los Angeles, complains in the Times that people are “really scared” and “fearful.”
As Americans, we shouldn’t fear spreading “fear.” Fear is good. If ICE can keep the heat on and not apologize, many illegals will self-deport.
There are many advantages for them. They’re more likely to save their personal property and vehicles and can leave on their own terms. If they are detained and deported, all bets are off. Ideally, they will leave gradually, allowing Mexico to process returnees.
Carlos Garcia de Alba further whines that Mexicans in the United States “want to know what is going to happen and how to protect themselves.”
I have a suggestion. Why not protect themselves by moving back to Mexico?
Again, this guy writes pretty evenhandedly and really has nothing against regular Mexicans at all; heck, he lived there for many years.