Immigration — the Battle Is Over

Big Red Car here on a Monday in the ATX. On Earth as it is in Texas, y’all.

So, the illegal immigration battle is heating up in the US due to President Donald J Trump actually keeping some of his campaign promises.

What’s up with that? A part time politician who actually intends to keep some of his campaign promises?

In the dictionary next to the word “lies” is the phrase — Campaign Promises. Doesn’t President Trump read the dictionary?

So, the battle is heating up, right?

No, dear readers, the battle is almost over. Indeed, it is over except for the crying and bayoneting the wounded. [Vicious little metaphor for so early on a Monday, Big Red Car? We may have to sic the whiny, liberal metaphor police on you, rust bucket.]

Attitude, it starts with attitude

Candidate Trump promised a myriad of actions to get immigration, both legal and illegal, under control. The biggest of which was a change in attitude.

The change in attitude has already happened with the new President, the new Attorney General, the new Director of Homeland Security, and the additional Border Patrol forces (oh, snowflake, did you miss THAT Executive Order?). Those are specific people who will control the attitude and attitude is everything.

With that change in attitude, the government has begun to raid cities which harbor large numbers of illegal immigrants. These ICE raids were part of an existing Obama administration program, but they are being pursued with renewed vigor and forces.

Illegal immigrants twenty cities

These twenty cities harbor 70-80% of all the illegal immigrants in the United States. Look where they are.

Contrary to the media, it will not be that hard to round up and deport the CRIMINAL element. Not all the illegals, just the CRIMINALS in the first phase. Can we just get rid of the felons and the violent bad actors? Surely, Chuck Schumer and Nasty Pelosi will be OK with that? Just for a start, y’all.

[Bit of closet outing — the Big Red Car would actually be in support of a blanket amnesty AFTER the border is secure, the criminals are all deported, and legal immigrants are sorted out. I don’t like the idea of letting illegal immigrants push to the front of the line. I would also require that immigrants learn to speak English and pass a basic civics course with knowledge to be tested and they have to be able to sing the National Anthem. If they commit even a misdemeanor — deport them. But, still, the BRC would be talked into an amnesty with conditions, y’all. Do not tell ANYONE what the BRC just said.]

Sanctuary cities

Simultaneously with the new attitude, the Feds and certain states (Texas, as an example) have begun to pass laws to punish Sanctuary Cities who will not cooperate with ICE in the identification and detention of illegal aliens who have committed crimes in the United States. This is happening right now.

Let’s be clear, we are asking folks who swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the US and to enforce the law, to, well ………………………………. enforce the law. Not the high hurdles.

In Texas, the Governor, Greg Abbott, has already de-funded a huge amount of money to Travis County (where the Big Red Car lives) because the Travis Country Sheriff decided she didn’t want to cooperate with the identification, detention, and deportation of criminals in her jail. Said it was a voluntary thing and that she didn’t think it would work for her. It cost the county about two million dollars. You should listen to the liberals squealing.  They thought it was a head fake.

The Texas legislature, meets every two years for 90 days, has passed a law through the Senate and now being debated in the House to be able to remove the officials in jurisdictions who put the label “sanctuary” on themselves. Tough love. Texas love.

I could go on and on. But, I won’t.

A couple of last nuggets on immigration

The administration, the Trump administration, controls who gets visas to enter our country including non-immigrant (tourist visas, student visas) and immigrant visas (work related like H1-B visas). This is typically done through the local Embassy or consulate or the State Department in Foggy Bottom. It is done by employees of the State Department, the same State Department now being run by Secretary Rex Tillerson, no longer Secretary John Kerry. New Sheriff in town, y’all.

The tempestuous Executive Order — creating a temporary, 90-day timeout on granting visas from seven Middle East countries whose government has either evaporated or is at war or is the greatest exporter of terrorism in the world — is held hostage by legal proceedings. Folks need to recognize they are wrestling about a TRO (temporary restraining order), not the order itself.

The administration can contest it, revise it, withdraw it and issue a more tightly worded Executive Order. Here’s the BIG NEWS — it is not really the decisive fight. It has already become a side show.

What everyone misses is that the same administration has its finger on the Go-No Go button on all future visas. The denial rate on applications coming from the Middle East (under the Obama administration) was already about 60%. Again, these are decisions made at the Embassy, consulate, or Foggy Bottom level.

What happens from here on out? I predict the Trump administration drives the denial rate to 98.873%. Just a guess. There will be no need to temporarily halt immigration from the Middle East, there will be NO VISAS.

The border is already working its way toward enhanced security as the Border Patrol is being beefed up, but, more importantly, they have been told to enforce the law. Change in attitude, y’all.

The wall will get built.

The country will get a modern, digital method of tracking people in the US who have overstayed their visas. I say, “Stick a chip in them.” But, that, of course, is silly. Is it?

The immigration battle is almost over from a strategic perspective. Lots of folks to be rounded up and deported, more than a bit of self-deportation, wall to be built, sanctuary cities to be spanked, but the battle has been won. President Trump won it when he won the election and it turned out he intended to follow through on his campaign promises.

Who knew?

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a 51-year old Big Red Car. Be good to my favorite person, that would be you, champ.cropped-LTFD-illust_300.png

 

 

  • LE

    The country will get a modern, digital method of tracking people in the
    US who have overstayed their visas. I say, “Stick a chip in them.” But,
    that, of course, is silly. Is it?

    That was my idea as well. Or wrap it around their foot. Seems to be an obvious solution to the problem.

    As far as Seattle, aren’t those Canadians? Are ‘they’ really schlepping all the way up to Seattle and Boston?

    I am not in favor of anything close to blanket amnesty. There are several billion people in the world and probably half of them would love to live here. The ones who got in shouldn’t be rewarded. Take the 10 million slots (or whatever there is) and open it up to others more deserving.

    I love the nightly news seeing some person being deported whining about how things are shit in their country (which I do believe). While that is unfortunate things are shit probably where 1 billion people live not sure why the people who sneaked in rank the highest.

    • JLM

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      The numbers on deportations get big fast and there will be a lot of self-deportations with folks thinking they should leave and come back when the coast is clear.

      We shall see.

      The nerve of Pres Trump in enforcing existing law. The nerve of that man!

      The rule of law is a thing, again. Bravo!

      BRC
      http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

      • Andrew Cashion

        It is interesting all of this going on in reality. One my friends from college already moved to Mexico that just recently graduated. I thought this was sad because I thought he gave up at first, but maybe it was his family’s plan to become an engineer and then leave? Hard to know that. I will ask him. The thought for me that is most interesting, at least one that I have observed directly with my friends. That some immigrants whether illegal or not are taking what is American, and they are possibly taking it home because the reality of questioning ones true values and where allegiance lies is now coming to the surface in hearts minds of the nation and other nations at the same time.

        Don’t worry I didn’t cry about it… per your thoughts on criers made me laugh though.

  • Andrew Cashion

    How do the raids work? They have information on large amounts of people living in specific buildings? I wonder how long it will take them to get back without a fence up? And for the dumbest question of them all, once the fence is up, will it have sensors to detect tunnel digging? One more dumb question…. What about sailboats, is it that hard to sail right in here, even with a load of drugs in it as well?

    If none of these matter, then what? Taxes on legal immigrants?

    • JLM

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      A guy I went to school with at VMI is a retired USMC Colonel and the head of DHS from El Paso to Brownsville, Texas. I have no first hand info on any of the questions you raise but I am led to believe that ICE, Border Patrol has enough work with identifiable targets to keep them busy for years.

      Remember the last administration was turning a blind eye to ALL of this.

      One has to believe that DHS, DEA, ICE, and a myriad of other alphabet soup gov’t agencies have been developing CIs (confidential informants) for decades and know where many of he illegals are located. Also, there is a huge body of data in the driver’s license databases.

      Much of the border of Texas is so remote that even if you got across, it is a long, long way to civilization into which an illegal alien would be able to disappear and with infrared sensors, it would be easy to identify a moving person.

      In Texas, coming out of the Rio Grande Valley there are checkpoints fifty miles from the border at which the road network creates a natural choke point and Border Patrol works them hard. When I used to go back and forth to the RGV I went through them regularly. They have dogs.

      As to sea passage, you are dealing with the Coast Guard and every harbor close to the border has to have a port of entry.

      I suspect the biggest issue is really the normal day crossing of the border at the international bridges (like McAllen) where people cross on day passes and keep going.

      It is pretty clear there are at least 1-1.5MM known criminals who can be deported pretty quickly. There are 20 cities in the US which have almost all the criminals and 70-80% of all illegals.

      I do think there are going to be big taxes imposed on anybody coming into the US.

      BRC
      http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

  • sigmaalgebra

    Naaaaaaaaaaasty Nancy, The San Francisco Treat!

  • SFG

    I was at the little dive bar around the corner last night talking with a few of my illegal buddies. Really smart, hard working, and generous men. And they are glad to see Trump kicking out the bad guys. They don’t want their reputations grouped together with the felons who need a bus ride back to Mexico. They would like to see immigration become easier to come in to WORK. Employers post job openings, they sign up, get screened (finger printed, chipped, whatever) they are issued a visa, and all is well and good. If the job goes away, they are fired, or get it trouble, back to Mexico they go. Makes some sense, no? Mexican labor is so vital to the entirety of CA. Everyone knows that. But everyone also knows (except for the thin skinned liberals in their cry rooms) that the system is busted and some checks and balances need to be enforced. Not sure what the hell exactly happened under Obama!

    I like your point about how the 9th circuit overthrow of the temp ban will not really change much in the long run as the administration will control who gets visas. No doubt the shrikes will escalate, but nobody is really listening anymore. Next…

    • JLM

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      Once we get things sorted out, the ability to access labor — particularly for the border states — will be very easy to figure out. First, we have to get the scumbags out.

      Both legal and illegal immigration are broken.

      Let’s be honest here — the Dems have always seen the illegals as future Dem voters. That’s what Obama was up to all the time.

      BRC
      http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

  • JLM

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    What to me is amazing is the huge percentage of illegals who are convicted felons. More than 75% of those apprehended in the ATX were known felons.

    Our local Travis County Sheriff does not want to cooperate with ICE and yet she runs a jail wherein criminals reside. Our local County Attorney is an active sympathizer.

    I don’t know how any member of law enforcement can be comfortable releasing criminals onto our streets.

    The covers are being pulled back and the picture is not good. There are millions of illegal immigrant criminals loose in Texas. If Trump has them all rounded up, it has to be a net benefit to society.

    What’s wrong with that?

    BRC
    http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

  • JungWhipperSnapper

    ICE got to work this weekend around Austin. It was good to see Trump keep his word – criminals must go.

    • JLM

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      What to me is amazing is the huge percentage of illegals who are convicted felons. More than 75% of those apprehended in the ATX were known felons.

      Our local Travis County Sheriff does not want to cooperate with ICE and yet she runs a jail wherein criminals reside. Our local County Attorney is an active sympathizer.

      I don’t know how any member of law enforcement can be comfortable releasing criminals onto our streets.

      The covers are being pulled back and the picture is not good. There are millions of illegal immigrant criminals loose in Texas. If Trump has them all rounded up, it has to be a net benefit to society.

      What’s wrong with that?

      BRC
      http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

      • sigmaalgebra

        “what’s wrong”?

        A lot of US, anxiety-ridden, sophomore snowflakes want to feel secure and believe that the only feasible approach is to have everyone in the world feel secure so that they can feel secure as a special case.

        A big idea about security totally escapes them? One of the main pillars of security in the US is the US Constitution. Well, that doesn’t apply to aliens outside the US. But, of course, as part of making the world safe for everyone, the snowflakes want the US Constitution to apply to everyone in the world, e.g., maybe be adopted by the UN and the UN to become world government with everyone secure.

        Getting the promises of the US Constitution to hold in the US has been difficult enough, and the snowflakes need to appreciate that fact.

        • JLM

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          The absurdity of the Constitutional applications to persons who are neither US citizens nor in the country is a complete mystery.

          BRC
          http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

          • LE

            Agree. Can’t imagine how our constitution or any of our protections apply to people who aren’t US citizens for that matter.

            And you know in the end ‘THEY’ end every argument that they can’t win on facts (or close to facts) with ‘and that’s not what we are all about as a country or as a people’. As if somehow our brand will be tarnished and the best, brightest and most hard working people in the world will go to Canada instead. As likely as people going to Philly instead of NYC.

            Likewise can’t understand how the spoiled kids at Yale got their way with the college school name. Give it a rest already.

          • JLM

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            There is no other country in the world in which people are risking life and limb to break into.

            The US market is the biggest and best and we need to start charging admission to everyone.

            BRC
            http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

  • JLM

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    The battle over illegal immigration is actually over. Bit of tidying up the battlefield and all, but the bit strokes have been struck and the war is winding down.

    Agree?

    Read why that is true — here.

    http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/immigration-the-battle-is-over/

    BRC
    http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com

    #immigration #trump