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Friday, June 22, 2018

Fake News works, crying Honduras girl on Time Mag cover was never separated from her mother and both are fine. But fake photo got Trump to "back down." Father has a good job in Honduras. Mother abandoned her 3 other young children and gave herself and her baby to smugglers-Daily Mail...(Because of fake photo, Trump "had no choice" so "backed down")

The “American dream” is now defined as abandoning your husband (who has a good job) and 3 of your 4 children without notice, putting your child in grave danger and emerging weeks later in the US as a single mother knowing that the "caring" US political class loves handing out billions in free cash off the backs of US taxpayers:

6/21/18, EXCLUSIVE: ‘They’re together and they’re safe.’ Father of Honduran two-year-old who became the face of the family separation crisis when she was photographed in tears as her mother was searched by U.S. border control speaks out,” Daily Mail, Daniel Bates, Karen Ruiz

“The father of the Honduran girl who became the face of the [alleged] family separation crisis has revealed that he still has not been in touch with his wife or daughter but was happy to learn they are safe.

Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that he had not heard from his wife Sandra, 32, who was with his two-year-old daughter Yanela Denise, for nearly three weeks until he saw the image of them being apprehended in Texas. 

In an exclusive interview with, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and child are being detained at a family residential center in Texas but are together and are doing ‘fine.’ 

‘You can imagine how I felt when I saw that photo of my daughter. It broke my heart. It’s difficult as a father to see that, but I know now that they are not in danger. They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border,’ he said. 

Denis said his wife and daughter were never separated by border control agents and remain together. 

Two-year-old Yanela, a Honduran asylum seeker, has become the face of the child separation crisis after she was photographed crying in McAllen, Texas, as Border Control agents searched her mother. 

He revealed that his wife had previously mentioned her wish to go to the United States for a ‘better future but did not tell him nor any of their family members that she was planning to make the trek. 

‘I didn’t support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that? But it was her decision at the end of the day.’ 

He said that Sandra had always wanted to experience ‘the American dream’ and hoped to find a good job in the States. 

Denis, who works as a captain at a port on the coast of Puerto Cortes, explained that things back home were fine but not great, and that his wife was seeking political asylum.

He said that Sandra set out on the 1,800-mile journey with the baby girl on June 3, at 6am, and he has not heard from her since. 

‘I never got the chance to say goodbye to my daughter and now all I can do is wait’, he said, adding that he hopes they are either granted political asylum or are sent back home. 

‘I don’t have any resentment for my wife, but I do think it was irresponsible of her to take the baby with her in her arms because we don’t know what could happen.’ 

The couple has three other children, son Wesly, 14, and daughters Cindy, 11, and Brianna, six.

‘The kids see what’s happening. They’re a little worried but I don’t try to bring it up that much. They know their mother and sister are safe now.’

Denis said that he believes the journey across the border is only worth it to some degree, and admits that it’s not something he would ever consider.

He said he heard from friends that his wife paid $6,000 for a coyote – a term for someone who smuggles people across the border.
‘I wouldn’t risk my life for it. It’s hard to find a good job here and that’s why many people choose to leave. But I thank God that I have a good job here. And I would never risk my life making that journey.’

The [fake] heart-breaking photo [used falsely to demonize innocent Americans] was taken by Getty photographer John Moore close to midnight on the night of June 12 near McAllen, Texas, as the row over Donald Trump’s separation of migrant parents and children escalated.

Denis said that he hopes to use the photo and his family’s situation to help him reunite with his daughter. 

‘I don’t want money, what I want is someone to tell me that my daughter is going to be OK.’

When asked about his views on Trump’s border policy, Denis said: ‘I’ve never seen it in a positive light the way others do. It violates human rights and children’s rights. Separating children from their parents is just wrong. They are suffering and are traumatized.

‘The laws need to be modified and we need to have a conversation. It’s just not right.”…

[Ed. note: “We” need to have a conversation? US “laws need to be modified?” Pal, look at yourself. Your wife leaves home with one of your children without telling you or her 3 other young children, takes your baby on a life threatening trip with rapists to a distant country, and you think the United States has to have a conversation with you about anything and change its laws? Your attitude exemplifies the accepted notion that US taxpayers are global slaves, that the US no longer exists except as a slave barracks for US taxpayers.]

(continuing): ‘[Illegal] Immigration and drug smuggling across the United States border is never gonna stop. They can build a wall and it’s never going to stop,’ he said.”…

[Ed. note: So, no debate, it's inevitable, Americans should just accept that we're global slaves.]

(continuing): “Hernandez’s wife was part of a group that were caught by Border Patrol agents after making their way across the Rio Grande river on a raft. Hernandez said that he had heard through family members that his wife and daughter had not actually been separated. 

[Photographer] Moore’s photo showed Yanela crying on a dirt track as her mother [standing nearby] is patted down by a Border Patrol agent. 

For many the [intentionally falsely portrayed] photo summed up the cruelty of Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards migrants which has [allegedly] caused 2,300 children to be separated from their mothers and fathers. 

He [Moore] said that Yanela is the youngest of four children and she was the only one that traveled with her mother, a decision that surprised him.

‘As a father [Moore said], it was very emotional for me just to hear those cries. When I saw this little girl break down in tears I wanted to comfort this child."...

[Ed. note: As an American, it's "very emotional" for me to be intentionally defamed and libeled for the purpose of advancing the multi-trillion dollar open borders industry, ie including the elimination of US borders, meaning genocide. This Getty "photojournalist" was at the border for the purpose of getting publicity for his employer. His burst of "emotion" wanting "to comfort this child" is irrelevant. The fact is that the photo was intentionally misrepresented to increase the likelihood that more American children will go hungry and lose other basics their parents thought they worked to give them. This photo will increase the likelihood that billions more taxpayer dollars will be funneled to the criminal refugee racket. Never once is the comfort of American children taken into account. Never once does anyone suggest having a "heart" for Americans. Never once does anyone suggest the president of Honduras should have a "heart" and treat his citizens better.]

(continuing): "‘But as a photojournalist we sometimes have to keep photographing when things are hard. And tell a story that people would never see.'”…

[Ed. Note: “Tell a story?” So now telling a lie is the same as "telling a story"?  If a photo is used to harm a single individual it's actionable.]

(continuing): “Moore crouched 6ft from the girl as she looked up at her mother and took seven shots, Yanela’s mother’s hands spread out on the Border Patrol truck. 

The image was a major factor in pressuring President Donald Trump to do a U-turn on his immigration policy and sign an executive order allowing families to stay together.

The President said that he wanted to look strong but admitted that the ‘zero tolerance’ policy made him look like he had 'no heart.'

Trump’s climb down came after worldwide outrage including British Prime Minister Theresa May who called his policy ‘deeply disturbing’ while Pope Francis said it was ‘immoral’. 

The climb down was a rare one from Trump, who almost never apologizes and rarely backs down. 

But he had no choice when his policy created a wall of opposition between him and others, including his own wife Melania, Democrats, Republicans, every living former First Lady, Amnesty International and the United Nations.”


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Treasonous US political class reassures corrupt tyrants by preventing normal consequence of bad government. Decade after decade, US political class forces global slaves, US taxpayers, to care for children other than their own--"Vicente Fox, Labor Pimp," Johnson, Human Events, Feb. 2005

"Mexico would have died...without the option to send its rural poor--fully one-fifth of its population--to the United States."... 6/17/2013, "Syria and Egypt can't be fixed," by Spengler, Asia Times  

Vicente Fox
"Normally, bad government is unstable government. When a government makes a substantial part of its population destitute or unhappy, it can expect them to work against that government, first as individuals and over time as political parties, gangs--or even armies. But with America close-by to absorb the most unhappy, bad governments have found a release for those segments of their populations they most fear: the poor, the ambitious, the disgruntled."

Feb. 2005 article (Vicente Fox was in office 2000-2006):

Feb. 8, 2005, "Vicente Fox, Labor Pimp," Human Events, Mac Johnson

"Mexico’s president, Vicente Fox, has made increasing the flow of his people out of Mexico and into America his highest priority in his relationship with the US. His expressed desire is that the border should pretty much cease to exist--at least for Northbound traffic. He would prefer that America voluntarily acquiesce to his desire to depopulate his nation’s poorest neighborhoods, but he is also prepared to achieve this depopulation unilaterally. Mexican consulates brazenly issue official-looking ID cards to illegal aliens in the U.S. to help them appear legitimate to employers and banks.

And, infamously, the Mexican government recently published a "how-to-guide" for those wishing to illegally smuggle themselves into the United States. In poignant testament to the extent to which Mexico’s government has utterly failed its people, the guide was issued in comic book form, to facilitate its use by the illiterate.... 

The attitude of Mexico’s rulers to this chronic exodus now appears to have changed to something more like “Good riddance”. Apparently, they believe every Mexican that leaves Mexico is a Mexican they don’t have to solve any problems for.... 

The merits of mass immigration, both legal and illegal, from Mexico into the US are a source of constant discussion in America.But consider, for just a moment, what the situation must look like from the other side of the broken border. With his enthusiastic support for emigration by the tens of millions, Vicente Fox has essentially said to his people, “My best idea for Mexico is to send Mexicans someplace where people have better ideas.” Apparently, Mr. Fox lacks the “vision thing”. Imagine if President Bush’s plan for economic recovery in the last recession had been exporting the unemployed. (But the situation in Mexico is worse than that, because not only do Fox’s policies inspire no outrage, they are popular. When told by their government that perhaps they should just give up and leave, the response of many Mexicans is simply to agree--a sad state of affairs.)
The motivation of Mexico’s leader in becoming an active accessory to the transnational smuggling of his country’s labor force is not just that Mexico is economically dependent upon the dollars that expatriate Mexicans wire home each month (although that motivation should not be discounted).

Also at play is his desire to take advantage of a little commented-upon effect that America has had on the world for decades. America's acceptance of refugees by the millions has made it, effectively, the safety valve for tyrannical and incompetent governments the world over. 
Normally, bad government is unstable government. When a government makes a substantial part of its population destitute or unhappy, it can expect them to work against that government, first as individuals and over time as political parties, gangs — or even armies. But with America close-by to absorb the most unhappy, bad governments have found a release for those segments of their populations they most fear: the poor, the ambitious, the disgruntled.
America, of course, does not see itself this way. Our motives for accepting the huddled masses may not be entirely pure, but among these is not the desire to stabilize failure abroad.

However, the rulers of other countries recognize the service America unwittingly provides. The most flagrant proof of this was the Mariel boatlift in 1980, in which Fidel Castro organized a mass exodus of 125,000 Cubans from the port of Mariel, Cuba, to Florida. These refugees included common criminals and the mentally ill released from Cuban jails and asylums (Cuba’s “universal healthcare” apparently has it limits), but the overwhelming majority of the migrants were simply the proverbial poor yearning to be free –exactly the sort of people Castro could not depend upon to help maintain his oppressive rule. Castro may claim to detest the fact that Florida is just 90 miles away from the shores of his communist paradise, but if it weren’t, his regime might have ended long ago. Florida is full of the Cubans who would most like to change Cuba. They do Castro little harm in Miami. 
Most nations are not so obvious in their use of the safety valve, but America is filled with diverse immigrants who do little to agitate the status quo in their homelands, and the ruling classes in these lands were not sad to see them go.
Mexico is a far cry from Cuba and Vicente Fox is certainly no Castro. But he understands the many ways in which shunting his discontented poor out of the country benefit him and his political allies. 
There is no shame in poverty and no sin in seeking work, but there is something unseemly in a leader who sees people as a product for export. In all the discussion of the immigration issue, the one aspect I have not seen bluntly assessed is what a failed and myopic leader Vicente Fox is. In America, men are made rich and families are well fed by the energetic labor of Mexicans. An admirable Mexican government would set about reforming the country so that that same energetic Mexican labor could create riches and feed families inside Mexico. Fox’s government simply wants to avoid the issue, preserve the established power structure, and make sure it gets a cut when Mexico’s workforce auctions itself off to more efficient economies. Seeing his people forced to sell their labors abroad, Fox simply wants to act as pimp on the sale....
The current (2005) administration of Mexico has apparently decided to support the wholesale export of its people to America as a desirable economic policy.

The stream of economic refugees that has flowed northward from Mexico for sixty years was once a source of embarrassment for the ruling elite of Mexico –obvious evidence that Mexico was so poorly-governed and corrupt that its people’s best hope for a better life lay in escape to America."...

Honduras pres.
Guatemala pres.

El Salvador pres.
Images, Honduras Pres. Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemala Pres. Jimmy Morales, El Salvador Pres. Salvador Sanchez Ceren


Added:  In Jan. 2008: Officials from Mexican state of Sonora complained to US state of Arizona that they can't afford to take back Mexican illegal aliens working in Arizona, can't handle demands for housing and schools they'd create

1/16/2008, "Sonoran officials slam sanctions law in Tucson visit," Tucson Citizen, by Sheryl Kornman

"A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to say Arizona’s new employer sanctions law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.

At a news conference, the legislators said Sonora – Arizona’s southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns – cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers here return to their hometowns without jobs or money.

The law, which took effect Jan.1, punishes employers who knowingly hire individuals who don’t have valid legal documents to work in the United States. Penalties include suspension or loss of a business license. 

Its intent is to eliminate or curtail the top draw for immigrants to this country – jobs. 

The Mexican delegation, members of Sonora’s 58th Legislature, belong to the National Action Party (PAN), the party of Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderón. 

They spoke at the offices of Project PPEP, a nonprofit that provides job retraining for farmworkers and other programs. 

The lawmakers were to travel to Phoenix for a Wednesday breakfast meeting with Hispanic legislators. 

They want to tell them how the law will affect Mexican families on both sides of the border.

“How can they pass a law like this?” asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano Gamez, who represents Nogales. 

“There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,” she said in Spanish. 

“Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems” it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and sending money to their families return to hometowns in Sonora without jobs, she said.

“We are one family, socially and economically,” she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona. 

Amparano said the Mexican legislators are already asking the federal government of Mexico for help for Sonora.

Rep. Florencio Diaz Armenta, coordinator of the delegation, represents San Luis, south of Yuma, one of Arizona’s agricultural hubs, which employs some 28,000 legal Mexican workers. 

What do we do with the repatriated?” he asked. “As Mexicans, we are worried. They are Mexicans but they are also people – fathers and mothers and young people with jobs” who won’t have work in Sonora.” 

He said the Arizona law will lead to “disintegration of the family,” as one “legal” Mexican parent remains in Arizona and the other returns to Mexico. 

Rep. Francisco Garcia Gámez, a legislator from Cananea and that city’s former mayor, said the lack of mining jobs there has driven many Mexicans to Arizona to find work. He said they depend on jobs in Arizona to feed their families on both sides of the border.

Gov. Janet Napolitano, in her State of the State speech Monday, said the new law needs some modifications, including a better definition of what constitutes a complaint.

Barrett Marson, director of communications for the Arizona House of Representatives, said Speaker Jim Weiers, R-Phoenix, “has some concerns about how the law will be administered and applied.” 

He said the speaker sought testimony from the business community last fall “to get ideas about how to make following the law easier. In the end, that’s what he wants – compliance, but make it as easy as possible to do.”

Marson said Weiers iswaiting for the governor to come out with her idea of what she wants to dobefore he makes his own recommendations."


Calderon, 2010

In 2010 Mexico Pres. Calderon was cheered by treasonous US Congress for criticizing US immigration law, then termed "Arizona law."   


By 4pm the waiting line at the Duluth Trump rally was at least a half mile long. This crowd was vastly different from the Minnesota Republican Convention 3 weeks ago-Powerline, Howard Root

6/21/18, "Howard Root: Live from Duluth," Powerline, Scott Johnson
"Our friend Howard Root attended the Trump rally in Duluth last night. This is his (fantastic) report along with photos he took at the event."...

"When I arrived at 4:00 p.m., the line for admission was at least a half mile long. People had been lining up since before 10:00 a.m., with the line snaking through a glass skyway where the afternoon sun had raised the temperature to over 100. I’ve seen shorter lines for Springsteen tickets, yet everyone was exceptionally polite.

I only saw one protester on the walk over. He was standing on the street corner with his two small children and yelling “F*** Trumpas everyone walked past. On the way back to the car after the event I only saw three scraggly protesters trying to incite the crowd, to no avail other than getting detained by the police officers. I never saw the protest march or talk with anyone who saw it.

At least 25 percent of the audience was under the age of 30, and around 40 percent were women. The senior citizen percentage was less than 10 percent — the lowest I’ve ever seen at a Republican event. Other than the hundred or so party leaders, this was a vastly different crowd from the Minnesota Republican Convention that I attended in Duluth three weeks ago. None of the attendees I spoke with in the concession line at the rally were politically active (other than voting) and none were born-and-bred Republicans. 

My big takeaway is that the atmosphere made Trump’s words almost irrelevant — and I mean that as a compliment. Trump understands emotion unlike any other politician I’ve followed. He stages his delivery with plenty of smiles, frequent claps (to the audience) and the longest walk to and from the podium I’ve ever seen. The two big differences between Trump and the usual politician are that (1) Trump never asks the audience for anything other than to be happy, and (2) Trump’s shtick is received as 100 percent authentic. Until I saw it last night, I never would have believed that a one-hour political speech could capture a 10,000-strong crowd from start to finish. A Trump rally is the one political event where you have to be in the room where it happens to understand how it works.

This rally was in support of Pete Stauber, who’s running for Congress in Minnesota’s Eighth District, and who delivered his best (and shortest) stump speech ever. Karin Housley, who’s running for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the disgraced Al Franken, also hit the mark in her short warm-up act and demonstrated why she’s a legitimate contender in November." images by Howard Root


8000+ rally for Trump in Duluth, Minnesota, June 20, 2018-Star Tribune

Top image, 6/20/18, Image of Duluth, Minnesota Trump rally from The Trump Train twitter


Above, 6/20/18, Screen shot of Duluth, Minn. Trump rally on Fox Business News via Crusader twitter

Above, 6/20/18, Duluth, Minn. Trump rally, screen shot

Above, 6/20/18, Duluth, Minn. Trump rally, screen shot from, attendee with evil "Buy American, Hire American sign"

Images below, 6/20/18 Trump rally in Duluth, Minnesota from



Star Tribune article about Duluth, Minnesota Trump rally:

6/20/18, "In Duluth, Trump predicts Minnesota win in 2020, talks up mining economy," Star Tribune, Jessie Van Berkel and Kelly Smith, Duluth 

"President Donald Trump hailed the impact of his deregulatory policies and steel tariffs Wednesday, and predicted he would win Minnesota when he runs for re-election in two years. 

"I hate to bring this up, but we came this close to winning the state of Minnesota," Trump said to a crowd of thousands of cheering supporters at an evening rally in Duluth's Amsoil Arena. "And in two and a half years, it's going to be really, really easy, I think." 

In the hourlong, campaign-style rally and at an earlier roundtable discussion with elected officials and union workers at the Port of Duluth-Superior, Trump said Minnesota's mining industry has benefited from his regulatory cuts. 

"It was crazy what was happening, you couldn't do anything," Trump said at the roundtable, of the previous regulatory environment. "You know about it from the mining industries, and all of the different work you've had stopped, and it now is going forward. So much work is going forward in Minnesota and in so many other states." 

At the rally, Trump threw his support behind copper-nickel mining in Superior National Forest, to huge cheers from the audience. He frequently returned to the political stakes for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, in which the party will try to hold its congressional majorities. He repeatedly plugged the congressional campaign of Republican Pete Stauber, who is trying to wrest northeastern Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District from Democrats. 

"He is a great guy, he loves you and he loves this country, and he's doing fantastically. We're going to win so much," Trump said of Stauber. 

The sprawling Eighth District stretches from Duluth to the Arrowhead, across the Iron Range and south to the Brainerd Lakes area and exurban areas north of the Twin Cities. It is widely viewed as one of the key battlegrounds in the national fight for control of the U.S. House. 

Trump won the Eighth District by nearly 16 percentage points in 2016, though he narrowly lost the state to Hillary Clinton.

While Trump occasionally returned to issues pertinent to Minnesota, he also ranged widely across numerous topics. He spent a few minutes talking about immigration, just hours after he signed an executive order that his administration said would halt the harshly criticized practice of separating children from their immigrant parents as they cross the U.S. southern border.

"We're going to keep families together, but the border is going to be just as tough as it's been," Trump said. 

Trump touched on other favorite topics. He called the news media dishonest several times, talked up the nation's low unemployment numbers and rising wages, praised Congress for increasing military spending in the recently passed federal budget and touted his recent moves to increase tariffs on goods from China. He spent a few minutes on his recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, characterizing it as an unqualified success.

"Chairman Kim will turn that country into a great, successful country," Trump said. 

Some Trump supporters lined up for hours in advance of the rally.

The arena reached a capacity crowd in excess of 8,000 people, according to authorities, with many hundreds more turned away. Inside the arena, the crowd was dotted with hundreds of red "Make America Great Again" caps. 

"I'm very excited to see him in person. It shows he represents us," said Gary Nystrom, 54, of Staples. Nystrom said he had never voted in his life until he turned out for Trump in 2016. 

Barbara Greenland, a Trump supporter from Perham, said the president has faced unfair criticism for the border policy. "He needs to stand his ground," said Greenland, 69. "We have to take care of our own kids." 

Some of Trump's supporters, such as Dan and Helen Carter of Brainerd, said they believed Trump's hands were tied on separating children from their families. They said they believe the stories, images and recordings of the detention centers have been slanted by the media, and that the children in the centers are treated better by the government than many of America's foster children.... 

At the Port of Duluth-Superior roundtable, the discussion centered on the economy. It was the latest in a series of similar roundtable events he has held across the country in recent months. 

In March, Trump announced a plan to impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum. On the Iron Range, where much of the economy has been built on mining iron — which is used to produce steel — many workers welcomed the tariffs. The Range has seen mining jobs decline in recent years as U.S. manufacturers struggled to compete with cheap steel imports. 

"We have definitely seen an increase in our overall productivity," Kelsey Johnson, president of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota, told Trump. She thanked the president and said the state has seen a lot of people called back to work as a result of his policies.... 

The roundtable and rally mark the first time a sitting president has stopped in Duluth since President George W. Bush visited in 2004, and it was Trump's first rally as president in a state he did not win in 2016. 

U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer and Jason Lewis, who are running for re-election this year, were at the roundtable and rally; they were joined at the latter by state Sen. Karin Housley, who is running for U.S. Senate. U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen did not attend.

Gubernatorial hopeful and [pathetically weak Establishment embarrassment to humanity] former Gov. Tim Pawlenty also did not attend, but his running mate, Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, was there. Jeff Johnson, who got the Republican Party's endorsement and will face Pawlenty in the August primary, was on hand. Trump did not publicly express a preference between Pawlenty and Johnson.

Partway through his speech, Trump offered a tribute to Minnesota and the Midwest — another signal that the region is in his sights politically. 

"Your great state was pioneered by men and women who braved winters to make better lives for their families," Trump said. "They all had one thing in common: They loved their families and their country and they loved their God. Together we're renewing the miracle of the great American Midwest.""


Added: Comments from two who attended Duluth, Minn. Trump rally via tcth:

"Julia Adams says:
I was there tonight in Duluth, MN at the Trump rally. I drove 2 hours to get there, stood in long lines for three and a half hours and by the grace of God and good luck, I was part of the last group who were granted entrance into Amsoil Arena. The turnout for Trump was massive, at least 20,000 people in total and standing outside. Trump supporters were everywhere hoping to get in and see the President of the United States: in the parking lots, in all levels of the adjacent parking garages, on the sidewalks and overhead skyways, waiting in the old DECC buildings, a turnout so huge, yet so peaceful, so we’ll behaved even though many knew the arena couldn’t hold everyone.

The evening started about fifteen minutes late. The place was actually quiet and filled with very nice people. People in wheelchairs, people with severe disabilities, African Americans, Native Americans, people from neighboring Wisconsin, people from the Iron Range communities, young people who are very, very pro-Trump. Believe me the scene was amazing and electric.
When Trump was finally announced, the crowd went nuts! Tonight was my first Trump rally. The experience was truly fantastic and foretelling. Republicans will be coming out to vote in big numbers in November because they want to help Trump! The people who drove for hours and stood in line for hours on end love Donald Trump.

The media cannot separate Trump from his base. I felt like I was a part of history in the making tonight in Duluth."

"Robin Ruprecht says:
I was there also...It was a three hour drive and a four hour wait in line in a crowded skywalk. There was an electric outage in the area (coincident – or something else?) and the skywalk was extremely hot. Yet everyone waited it out, sweat pouring from head to toe and I didn’t hear anyone complain. I think Minnesota turned red hot today. what an experience!!!"
Comments above from this post:

6/20/18, "President Trump Massive MAGA Rally – Duluth Minnesota 7:00pm EDT Livestream," tcth, sundance


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Compassionate US officials 'reunited' El Salvador girl with her mother even though mother had put her daughter in hands of human trafficker-AP, 6/9/2014...(Thus ensuring the girl a lifetime of abuse)

June 9, 2014, "Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Minors Sleeping On Plastic Boards, Rotating Through 4 Showers At Shelter," AP, San Diego, via

"Some...say lax enforcement practices encourage children to make the perilous journey. They cite an opinion by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, in December that blasted [US] authorities for releasing a Salvadoran girl to her mother, who hired a smuggler to transport her daughter and was in the country illegally.
“(The government) has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws,” the judge wrote."...


Americans experience permanent family separation when a family member is killed at the hands of an illegal alien. Media member wonders where Pulitzer chasers were in 2014 when the same border procedures were going on-John Nolte

6/19/18, "13 Facts the Media ‘Pros’ Don’t Want You to Know About ‘Family Border Separation," John Nolte, Breitbart

"The fire hose of fake news from the establishment media this week on the issue of illegal immigrant families separated at the border is designed to mislead the American people — and to distract from Trump’s recent successes.

Here are the facts — 13 truths the media do not want you to know about President Trump’s legal, humane, and moral handling of adults and children who enter our country illegally.

1. Trump Is Only Enforcing the Law 

The establishment media's manufactured narrative about the necessary and moral separation of illegal alien parents from their children is designed with the specific purpose of spreading the fake news that, only as a means to be cruel, President Trump is somehow making all of this up as he goes along.

In truth, Trump is only complying with and enforcing the law, which is his constitutional duty and responsibility.

When the media claim Trump has a “choice,” what they mean is he has a choice to ignore the law as Obama did when he illegally released untold numbers of illegals into America.
Trump’s “zero tolerance policy” is merely his administration treating all lawbreakers as lawbreakers, because the only other option is to let them loose into America with nothing but a court summons.
  1. Trump’s Only Choice Is to Separate Illegal Alien Families
When an illegal alien crosses the border into the U.S., he is a lawbreaker, and, like any lawbreaker (including American citizens), he is put into the criminal justice system.

This is the law.

Obviously, when an illegal alien is in custody, he is housed in an adult detention center. For obvious reasons, it would be illegal for Trump to “reunite” this family by allowing children to live in adult detention centers.

Keep in mind that when we are this early in the process, we do not even know if this is a real family unit. It is not uncommon for illegal aliens (including criminals) to pretend the children they are traveling with are their own. They do so in the hope this special family status will result in them being released (this madness is known as “catch and release”) into America with nothing more than a court date — a date many never show for, most especially those with criminal intent.

And so, while the illegal adult is held in an adult detention center, the migrant child is cared for in shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Generally, the adult illegal is processed quickly, sentenced to time served, and the family is quickly reunited during the deportation process.

In other words, in order to keep the family unit together, we can either put children in adult detention centers (unthinkable), put adults in child detention centers (unthinkable), or hold no one, which means “catch and release,” which means letting even more illegal immigrants loose to live in our country illegally.
The only moral and legal option here is to temporarily separate families while the criminal justice system runs its course.
  1. The Left Wants Illegal Aliens to Enjoy Privileges Denied to American Citizens
If an American citizen breaks the law and is funneled into the justice system, he is separated from his family and children. This American citizen is not allowed to keep his family with him in a detention center.

Once again, our media want illegal aliens to enjoy special rights and privileges American citizens do not enjoy.

One more point…These migrants are guilty of walking minor children through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime (crossing a border illegally).

If you or I walked a child through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime, child protective services would take our children away (and should).

  1. Asylum Seekers Not Breaking the Law are Not Being Separated
If you cross the border illegally and claim asylum, you are still a lawbreaker. Regardless of your intent, crossing the border illegally automatically puts you in the criminal justice system, where you will obviously be separated from family.

These asylum seekers are choosing to break the law, are choosing to be separated from family.

Asylum seekers who respect our laws, by turning themselves in at legal points of entry, are not being separated. Over-crowding due to the abuse of this policy might eventually make this impossible, but it is up to Congress to allocate more funds.
  1. Trump Is Correct About the Loophole
In 1997, a consent decree called the Flores Settlement made it illegal for America to hold migrant children for longer than 20 days. Meaning, in order to keep the family together after 20 days of detention, we can either reunite the family by letting them loose to live illegally in America, or we can keep the parent in detention and place the child in a foster home or with a relative who lives in America.

Trump is wisely choosing to do the latter (for a number of moral reasons I will explain later).

A case involving an illegal border crosser not seeking asylum is usually adjudicated before the 20 days are up, which means the family unit is reunited during deportation and no foster care is needed. This, obviously, is the best case scenario.

Those who cross the border illegally and then claim asylum status (an important distinction from asylum seekers who obey the law) are another story, because the asylum process almost always exceeds the 20 days, and this is the law the Trump administration wants changed.

By speeding up the asylum process, the family unit can be reunited faster, either in the deportation process (if asylum is not granted — and this process is frequently abused) or in the resettlement process (if asylum is granted).

Another option is to end the 20-day limit so foster care does not become necessary. Parent and child can remain in the detention centers until the asylum process is settled.
  1. “Reuniting” Families Would Be a Disaster for Countless Children
Again, the only way to “keep a family together” is to allow illegals to pour into our country.

This policy would be a total disaster, especially for the children.
If word gets out that America automatically allows illegal border crossers with small children loose into America just because they have minor children, this would only further incentivize those who engage in the child abuse of dragging children along on the unbelievably dangerous trek across the border — or, even worse, both exploiting them for catch-and-release and then trafficking them after making it into the country.

No one who truly cares about these children wants to further incentivize that kind of abuse.
  1. Obama and Democrats Incentivized This ‘Family Separation’
Until Obama came along, illegal border crossings primarily involved young, single men. Obama [and George W. Bush via Dec. 2008 William Wilberforce Act] incentivized the idea of dragging minor children along on this dangerous journey (where many children are sexually assaulted) through his policy of  “catch and release.”

Once word got out that illegals with small children would be let loose into America, the number of children crossing the border exploded.

Again, the last thing decent people want is for the American government to further incentivize the cruel act of bringing small children along on this brutal trip across the border, which is exactly what Trump is hoping to stop with his zero tolerance policy.
  1. Barack Obama Separated Illegal Alien Families, Media Said Nothing
Under Obama, when illegal border crossers were put into the criminal justice system, families were indeed separated. Obama, of course, rarely prosecuted, even though the law calls for it.

Neither Democrats nor the media cared about family separation then, which proves this manufactured and coordinated uproar is only about politics. 

"Political journalism needs a bit of housecleaning on this child border crisis. I'll start. It was going on during the Obama years in large numbers. I never wrote about it. Was completely unaware, in large part because few reporters were interested enough to create critical mass. David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 18, 2018" 

"To my colleagues out there chasing Pulitzers over this: Why didn't today's critical mass form when we were looking at unaccompanied minors by the tens of thousands in 2014. Why didn't those kids matter as much as these? Few of us chased those stories down with any vigor.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 18, 2018"

The only reason the media suddenly came to care about family separation is as a means to fabricate a controversy, as a tactic to distract voters from three legitimate news stories from last week that benefit Trump: 1) our economy is booming,  2) Trump had a successful summit with North Korea, and 3) the Inspector General report exposed James Comey’s FBI as a swamp of corruption out to exonerate Hillary Clinton and frame Trump.
  1. IMPORTANT: The ONLY Way to Unite Families Is to Release Them into America
Obviously, we cannot have children living in adult detention centers. Obviously, we cannot have adults living in child detention centers. Therefore, the only way to “reunite” these families is to release these illegals into our country.

The media will not tell you this because the media do not want you to know that flooding America with non-citizens is their true agenda. The rich and powerful love to exploit and abuse these individuals, as they can leverage their immigration status for illegally low wages, and politicians are salivating at the chance to bestow voting rights on them — and thus entrench their power.

But when you hear the media call for these families to be reunited, remember that is coded language that means only one thing: releasing illegal aliens into our country with nothing more than a court summons.
  1. Incentivizing the Act of Bringing Minor Children Across the Border Is Evil
The media do not want to inform Americans of one crucial fact: the dangers inherent in crossing the border from Mexico into America, most especially the dangers faced by minor children. Sadly, these dangers too often involve sexual abuse.

Decent people who truly care about these children, like President Trump, want to do everything in their power to end this abuse — either by building a wall, or through this zero tolerance policy that will hopefully curb this abusive practice.

Evil people want these children dragged across the border, want this abuse incentivized by “keeping the family unit together,” because  flooding the country with future indebted voters is more important to them than the safety and well-being of small children.
  1. Those Who Come to America Legally Face ‘Family Separation’
Many people who come to America legally from other countries are separated from family. A big part of America’s LEGAL immigration policy involves family separation when one or two family members come over before the rest are legally or financially able.

And so, once again, we have the media and Democrats demanding special treatment for illegal immigrants that legal immigrants do not enjoy. Once again we are incentivizing lawbreaking and treating the line-jumpers better than those who follow the rules.
  1. Family Reunification” Is an Invitation to Human Traffickers
Because of “catch and release,” because of this dumb and destructive loophole carved out for families, the number of illegal aliens using children to enter the U.S. increased by 315 percent between October 2017 and February 2018.

Trump understands what is happening and this is why he has moved to a zero tolerance policy.

Anything other than zero tolerance only serves as an incentive for human traffickers and other criminals to use these children as their free pass into America.

Incentivizing such a thing is monstrous: 

"If there's any suspicion that they're not really truly related to those people, then they will be separated for their own safety," a chief border agent said of kids who are often recycled by smugglers to get adults into the United States.— POLITICO (@politico) June 18, 2018"
  1. Media Do Not Give a Shit About American Families Separated by Criminal Illegal Aliens
Illegal alien families are choosing to be separated by voluntarily engaging in lawbreaking. These illegal alien families, if they so choose, can stay together, simply by obeying the law. This is not hard.

Those who do not have a choice in family separation are the legions of American families permanently separated from family members when that family member is killed at the hands of an illegal alien.

As Steve Bannon accurately pointed out over the weekend, “I don’t see the mainstream media and the liberal left embracing the Angel Moms, those people who were permanently separated from their children because of illegal aliens who came over here and committed crimes and killed people. You’re being very selective.”"


Added: There are billions at stake:

6/20/18, "Illegal Immigration and Lax Border Controls are The Epicenter of The UniParty," tcth, sundance

"CTH has tracked this issue so closely through the years it often feels futile for another reminder. However, with the insufferable political games surfacing, yet again, over the issue of illegal immigrants and children – perhaps it is worth another visit.
  •  Understanding The Big Racket.
Massive illegal immigration is supported by both sides of the professional political machine. There are few issues more unifying for the K-Street purchased voices of DC politicians than keeping the borders open and the influx of illegal aliens as high as possible. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce pays politicians to keep this system in place.

All Democrats and most Republicans support mass immigration. Almost no DC politicians want to take action on any policy or legislation that stops the influx. There are billions at stake. None of the GOP leadership want to actually stop illegal immigration; it’s a lucrative business. Almost all of the CONservative groups and politicians lie about it.

The religious right is also part of the problem. In the past 15 years illegal immigration and refugee settlement has been financially beneficial for them. The prior actions of Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck et al show they are as committed to facilitating illegal immigration as Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Kevin McCarthy, Lisa Murkowski and the rest of the Decepticons.

Washington DC and the activist media, are infested with illegal immigration supporters; the issue is at the heart of the UniParty. Follow the money. It’s the Acorn model: 

"Separating children from families must end now— U.S. Chamber (@USChamber) June 19, 2018" 

There is no greater disconnect from ordinary Americans on any singular issue than the policy positions of Democrats and Republicans in Washington DC surrounding immigration. President Donald Trump is confronting their unified interests.

All political opposition to the Trump administration on this issue is structured, planned and coordinated.  The issue is a valuable tool for the professional political class to sow chaos amid politicians.

The resulting crisis is useful for them; therefore they fuel the crisis.

Southwest Key has been given $310,000,000, in taxpayer funds so far in 2018. And that’s just one company, in one part of a year. Prior CTH research showed this specific “Private Company” nets 98.76% of earnings from government grants (link).

Today[Houston Mayor Sylvester] Turner said he met with officials from Austin-based Southwest Key Programs, the contractor that operates some of the child shelters, to ask them to reconsider their plans. A spokeswoman for Southwest Key didn’t immediately reply to an email seeking comment. 

“And so there comes a point in time we draw a line and for me, the line is with these children,” said Turner during a news conference Tuesday. (link)

“The thought that they are going to be putting such little kids in an institutional setting? I mean it is hard for me to even wrap my mind around it,” said Kay Bellor, vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which provides foster care and other child welfare services to migrant children. “Toddlers are being detained.”" (link) 

Do you know why kids are targeted for smuggling?

They are worth more money; that’s why.

(Lutheran Immigration – Grant Link)
“Faith Based Immigration Services” is a code-speak for legalized human smuggling.

Human smuggling is big business. If you dig in to the IRS 990 forms you’ll see a lot of, well, “generous” wage/benefit perks. Golf, florists, cafe’s, mysterious leases, land purchases, third party mortgages, $$$ Spouses on the payroll, etc.

So when you’ve got each individual immigration business making multi-hundreds of millions; and politicians getting kick-backs (lobbyists); and bribes to Mexican government officials; and payments to smugglers; who do you think actually wants the business to stop?

(Data For Catholic Bishops – FY 2018)

The “faith-based” crew (Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, etc.) don’t want it to stop, because facilitating illegal alien import is now the financial bread and butter amid groups in their base of support.  The man/woman in the pew might not know; but the corporation minister, preacher or priest (inside the process) surely does.

The Wall Street, big GOPe, U.S. Chamber of Commerce crew doesn’t want it to stop because they benefit from it (cheap labor), and the taxpayers -not them- are the ones funding it.

(Baptist Child and Family Services – BCFS – FY 2018

Sad thing is, it’s you and me that are paying the South American human smugglers through U.S. taxpayer funds. Laundered through the immigration business bagmen at U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities, or Southwest Key Programs Inc; or Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD), just to name a few.

These immigration groups, get *MASSIVE* HHS grants and then pay-off the DC politicians and human smugglers, including MS13.  Billions of dollars are spent, and the business has exploded in the past six years.

It’s a vicious cycle. Trafficked children are more valuable than adults because the organizations involved get more funding for a child than an adult. Each illegal alien child is worth about $56,000 in grant money. The system is full of fraud.

From our prior research approximately 65% of the money they get is spent on executive pay and benefits, opaque administrative payrolls, bribes, kick-backs to DC politicians and payoffs to the South American smugglers who bring them more immigrants.

As best it can be determined, approximately 35% ($19,000) is spent on the alien/immigrant child; maybe.  It gets sketchy deep in their accounting.

All of those advocates gnashing their teeth and crying on television have no idea just who is controlling this process; and immigration idiots like Ted Cruz are only adding more fuel, more money, to the bottom line: 

"This has to stop," Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said when asked about the separation of migrant families at the border in his state. He'll also be introducing legislation "that will mandate that kids must stay with their parents."— POLITICO (@politico) June 19, 2018"
President Trump is not only threatening to secure the border, he’s threatening a Washington DC-based business model that makes money for a lot of interests. The operation also has side benefits for the participants; child sexploitation, child labor, and yes, much worse (you can imagine)."


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