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Monday, June 18, 2018

Fake photo of child in cage crying blamed on Trump was actually staged by a protest group on June 10. Child staged in the photo "got confused on how to get out (of the cage) and cried when he saw his mother....He was only in there about 30 seconds”-CNN, WGN

"It is not the first time that alarming photos of caged children have been wrongly attributed to Trump administration policies. A photograph showing two immigrant children sleeping in a fenced enclosure, which sparked outrage when it surfaced last month, turned out to have been taken in an Arizona detention facility in 2014."

6/18/18, "The truth behind this photo of an ‘immigrant child’ crying inside a cage," by , via WGN 9 Chicago,

"However, the picture was actually taken during a June 10 protest against White House immigration policies at Dallas City Hall, as first reported by fact-checking site Snopes.

Other Facebook photos from the protest, organized by the Texas chapter of the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac, a Latino advocacy group, show the same boy outside the cage as activists hold signs urging the White House to “stop separating families.”

Leroy Pena, the head of the Brown Berets’  Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, took two pictures of the caged crying boy and posted them on Facebook with the caption: “This was part of our protest yesterday, but this is actually going on right now, at this very moment, in child detention centers throughout the country.”

The post was later deleted, but a version is still on the Wayback Machine.

Pena told CNN the toddler was following his older sibling, who took part in the Dallas cage protest along with other teens. 

He got confused on how to get out (of the cage) and cried when he saw his mother,” Pena said. “He was only in there about 30 seconds.

Pena expressed frustration at how the photo was taken out of context.

“I posted this on my personal profile and it was not set to public, but only friends. They shared it. Some of them shared it without my comment,” he said. But the image “did help bring attention to the plight of undocumented children,” he added....

Vargas later said he realized the photo of the boy in the cage was misleading but defended his right to share it to make a point....

It is not the first time that alarming photos of caged children have been wrongly attributed to Trump administration policies. 

A photograph showing two immigrant children sleeping in a fenced enclosure, which sparked outrage when it surfaced last month, turned out to have been taken in an Arizona detention facility in 2014."


Only two options exist: Either rule of law wins or we win. There's no option that includes our surrender to self-appointed monarchs-Kurt Schlichter, "The IG Report Was a Whitewash and Devastating All at Once"

6/18/18, "The IG Report Was a Whitewash and Devastating All At Once," Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

"[FBI Director] Wray's ruined  agency's best and brightest conspired to undo an election to ensure that the liberal politician who wouldn't derail their gravy train would take office, but hey, a couple hours of diversity classes will fix that right up. I know I feel much better knowing that these bureaucratic superstars are finally going to get some training to inform them that trying to use their power as federal law enforcement agents to swing an election to their preferred political party is wrong. Apparently, that was previously unclear.

The IG report bait n’ switch was just another example of our elite shrugging in the face of indisputable evidence of its own wrongdoing....

Yeah, the report demonstrated intense and pervasive political bias. Yeah, at every turn the FBI/DOJ hacks gave unprecedented deference and breaks to Hillary. Yeah, from the get-go they talked about how no one was ever going to be prosecuted. Nah, nothing to see.

It’s like a prosecutor laying out a crushing case to a jury, then saying, “And in conclusion, I’d like you to find the defendant not guilty.”

“No evidence,” concludes the IG report. It’s 500+ pages of evidence.... 

Our country cannot go on like this. The rule of law matters, and the rule of law does not have exceptions that exempt preferred people and groups. We have tolerated this abomination long enough – it has to stop. Either the elite rediscovers its sense of duty and service and stops it, or we will stop it. Donald Trump is our latest attempt to do that. If he is unable to do so, the elite is really going to hate what we try next.

See, they don’t get to win.

Some have taken to calling our political/cultural response to this abandonment of the rule of law “tribalism.” And it is, because tribalism is the only alternative to the rule of law. Some like Jonah Goldberg rightly warn against the tribalist trend, and it is bad, but it sure beats the hell out of being the liberals’ serfs. Others are fussily upset that we choose uniting to protect ourselves over surrender – to them I say, if you Fredocons don’t like tribalism, then help us fix the freakin’ problem instead of trying to shut us up and pretending everything is groovy.

Once again, here are the two, and only two, options:
  1. Rule of law
  2. My tribe – the Normals – wins
Notice how there is no option for “The elite tribe exercises unchallenged dominion over us.”... 

The IG report, simultaneously a devastating indictment of elite misconduct and a total whitewash, is a symptom of the moral leprosy infecting our elite. It is rotting away our institutions, and the foundations of the United States as we knew it. But the elite can’t, or won’t, even admit to itself what we all see."...  


Smuggling human beings into the US is big business, over $300 million in free taxpayer cash already paid out to "Southwest Key" in 2018 thanks to US government created business model rewarding traffickers with US taxpayer funds-tcth, sundance

$300 million+ US taxpayer dollars have already been given to just one of many human being movers in 2018, Southwest Key Programs.

6/18/18, "White House Press Briefing With DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Sarah Sanders," tcth, sundance 

"DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to discuss the ongoing issues with border security and specifically the more recent increase in arriving alien minors, most unaccompanied by parents, and the subsequent problems. 

Excellent briefing by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.[at link]...

As many long time CTH readers will note, the current crisis is an outcome of prior administration policy and the HHS decision to throw massive amounts of money at immigration and creating a business model for human trafficking using taxpayer funds.
Bottom line, as long as U.S. Taxpayer funds can be sent to private corporations; and those corporations can then fund the human traffickers; and those human traffickers can then provide the aliens that generate the taxpayer funds; none of this will change. It is a business model.

"Who's caring for kids separated from parents at border? @jaketapper reports @TheLeadCNN--Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 18, 2018"

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That’s just one organization, for part of one year.

For a historic review on the “Big Three” immigration business owners – SEE HERE –"


Wall St. has long sought to erase US southern border. In 1984 Wall St. Journal proposed five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders-Wall St. Journal Editorial Board, July 3, 1984

Wall St. Journal Editorial Board has called for open borders since at least 1984:

7/3/1984, "In Praise of Huddled Masses," Wall St. Journal Editorial

"If Washington still wants to "do something" about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders."...


Comment: This would formalize the status of US taxpayers as global slaves.



Feeding, clothing and housing illegal aliens is a long way from "BUILD A WALL"-Ann Coulter, 6/18/18

Above, 6/18/18, "Feeding, clothing and housing illegal aliens is a long way from "BUILD A WALL." Ann Coulter twitter


Canadian official travels to US to warn illegal immigrants: Best way to take care of your family is to enter Canada legally, if you enter illegally you’ll be detained and deported-USA Today

6/8/18, “Canada warns immigrants in U.S. about heading north of the border,” USA Today, Alan Gomez, Miami

“Canadian officials have been heading south to try to stem a wave of undocumented immigrants headed their way. 

In what has become an increasingly regular mission, Canadian representatives visited the U.S this week to warn immigrants...that they can’t simply rush north of the border to find safe haven.

Randy Boissonnault, a liberal member of Parliament and a special advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, visited South Florida this week to try to educate would-be immigrants about the limitations of the Canadian immigration system.

In the past year, Canada has seen bursts of…[illegal] immigrants crossing illegally into Canada, mostly into the Quebec province that borders New York and other northeastern U.S. states. 

In August [2017], Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught more than 5,500 people trying to illegally cross from the U.S. Those were mostly Haitian immigrants who will soon lose Temporary Protected Status as part of the Trump administration’s phase-out of the TPS program…. 

Only about 8% of their asylum application have been approved, however, meaning the vast majority have been turned down and are being deported straight back to their home countries. 

“People seem to think that if they cross the border there’s this land of milk and honey on the other side,” Boissonnault said from the Canadian consulate in Miami on Thursday. “What we want is for people to have the right information. We want them to do the right thing for their families.”

The Canadians started conducting their visits to the U.S. last summer, when they first saw their illegal immigration numbers going up. They’ve visited Los Angeles, where many Mexican and Central American immigrants live. And they’ve made several trips to the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami.

This week, Boissonnault met with groups that work with a variety of immigrants in South Florida. He even went on a Radio Caracol, a Spanish-language station, to explain the realities of immigration using his best Spanish. 

Olga Radchenko, director of parliamentary affairs for Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said officials in their 12 consulates around the U.S. have been trying to deliver the same message. And by this summer, the Miami consulate will have a new full-time officer whose responsibilities will include outreach to communities most likely to try to illegally enter Canada. 

“Canadians are broadly supportive of immigration,” Radchenko said. “But Canadians truly believe in order and well-managed immigration.” 

Part of the reason many immigrants try their luck in Canada is the way the country has responded to the global refugee crisis.

The country has been increasing the total number of immigrants it admits each year. It’s on pace to accept 310,000 permanent residents this year, with a goal of increasing the annual total to 340,000 by 2020…. 

Boissonnault told the story of his forefathers, who first landed in Canada in 1642. He said it makes no difference, however, whether someone’s family has lived in Canada for “four centuries, four decades, four months or four minutes: A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.”

“Other than indigenous peoples…our country has been built on, and will continue to be built on, immigration,” he said. “But if you cross the border illegally, you will be breaking the law. You will be apprehended. And after that, you will be in detention.””



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