Mexican Cartels Are Terrorist Organizations

By Rick Oltman, February 21, 2019 Congressmen Mark Green, M.D. (R-TN) and Chip Roy (R-TX) have written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations.  Breitbart links to the draft.  Congressman Green’s office confirmed to me it will be sent shortly. This…

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Lawsuits, Driver’s Licenses and Electoral Votes

By Rick Oltman, February 20, 2019 On Friday, February 15, President Trump declared a national emergency to obtain the money for completing the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. On Monday, Presidents’ Day, 16 states filed a lawsuit in, where else, the Northern District of California in an attempt to block the President from using funds…

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Worst Immigration Legislation Ever

By Rick Oltman, February 15 2019 President Trump will sign the budget legislation sent to him from Congress, which keeps government departments running through the current fiscal year that will end September 30.  But it lacks the $5.7 billion he wanted to build more wall on the southern border. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, President…

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Voter I.D. is NOT Voter Suppression

By Rick Oltman, February 14, 2019 A just-released study has found that voter I.D. laws do not suppress voter turnout. Enricko Cantoni and Vincent Pons published their research for The National Bureau of Economic Research, “Strict ID Laws Don’t Stop Voters:  Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008-2016.” “… we find the laws have no…

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Tax Remittances to Pay for the Wall

By Rick Oltman, February 11, 2019 Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and acting White House Chief of Staff, said Sunday morning that President Trump will get the border wall with or without Congress, which probably means that he will take however much money the Democrats will offer in the budget talks,…

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New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By George Rodriguez, El Conservador (210-473-6775), February 11, 2019 The ridiculous comments by New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) can be amusing, but they should be challenged and her stupidity should be exposed. On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, Ocasio-Cortez vowed to defund U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and said all Latino people must be…

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State of the Immigration Debate

By Rick Oltman, February 7, 2019 President Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) to Congress and the country on Tuesday night left no question about his position on border security and illegal aliens.  In a speech that sought unity, the President made his point clear: I want people to come into our country, but…

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No DACA Amnesty for the Wall

By Rick Oltman, January 31, 2019 President Trump signed the Continuing Resolution (CR) to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday January 25.  And a poll conducted from January 25 to the 27 has reported that 89% of those responding do not feel that funding for the border wall and a DACA amnesty…

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