One of the most compelling moments during President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress came when he announced that the Department of Homeland Security would form a new national office to assist the American victims of immigrant crime.
Borders are a nation’s first line of defense and last line of defense against the enemies of that nation. In fact, it could properly be said that the primary role of our military is to keep America’s enemies as far from our shores (and borders) as possible.
However, “up close and in person,” the issue of border security becomes the domain and responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security and its component agencies charged with border security and the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws from within the interior of the United States.
For all the fuss about President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily poses some restrictions on certain refugees’ entry into the United States, one of its key provisions has been overlooked.
Mariya Chernykh, the Russian immigrant whose husband was a co-conspirator in the December 2015 San Bernardino terrorist shooting that killed 14 and seriously injured 22, admitted that her marriage to Enrique Marquez was a sham. Marquez is an Islam convert who purchased two of the guns used in the slaughter.
Watching Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes last weekend made me nostalgic for Marlon Brando’s 1973 rejection of an Academy Award and his representation on stage that night by a very polite and dignified 27-year-old Apache, Sacheen Littlefeather.
Recently, Somali-born terrorist Dahir Adan stabbed and wounded nine in a St. Cloud, Minnesota, mall. At about the same time, Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahami was linked to bombings in New York and New Jersey.
Los Angeles County Supervisors are considering cracking down on unscrupulous immigrants who take advantage of their naïve countrymen. Recently, officials voted 5-0 to establish licensing requirements for so-called immigration consultants.
When tiny Laos can bully the United States on an immigration matter, the nation has hit an enforcement rock bottom.
According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, Laos has a population of 6.9 million, $34.4 billion GDP, and a $5,000 per capita income. Communist Laos, where 75 percent of the workforce is employed in sustenance farming, is, according to the index, systematically corrupt and chronically in debt.