It’s Not a Philosophy, It’s a Law

By Rick Oltman, May 16, 2018 The rhetoric about immigration and law enforcement continues unabated with the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, responding to a stupid comment by Senator Patty Murray.  Murray had asked Nielsen to come up with alternatives to the current detention policy.  Nielsen described other methods to track…

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Yo No Creo En Fronteras

May 9, 2018 By Rick Oltman As the culture war intensifies, and the losers of various battles in that war get more desperate, many on the front-line become more frantic, and in this election year, it is a good thing to see.  Those of us working for immigration reform and enforcement have known for years…

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Customers, Amnesty and the Chamber of Commerce

By Rick Oltman, May 7, 2018 Breitbart is running a story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce putting big financial resources into a May 8 primary race for an open congressional race in Ohio’s 16th District.  There are three Republicans vying for the nomination, Anthony Gonzalez, Michael Grusenmeyer and Christina Hagan (currently a state representative).…

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Jorge Ramos Issues the Ultimate Deterrent Message

By Rick Oltman, May 1, 2018 Jorge Ramos, the Univision personality known by some as the “Walter Cronkite of Latin America,” has just done a terrific thing.  No he hasn’t left America and returned to Mexico.  After Donald Trump was elected, Ramos said it was the ‘worst time’ of his 35 years in the United…

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Teaching Them How to Cheat in Tijuana

By Rick Oltman, April 30, 2018 About 20 U.S. lawyers gave legal advice to potential asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday.  One can only guess what advice they were giving because reporters were not allowed inside any of the sessions being held for about 300 migrants. The lawyers and open borders advocates met one-on-one…

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DHS Prescribes Deterrence

By Rick Oltman, April 27, 2018 A surprising but correct and long overdue change in the policy dealing with adults bringing children illegally across the border may be about to occur.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kristjen Nielsen is being urged by acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan, Director of…

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California Governor Moonbeam Gets Whiplash

By Rick Oltman, April 26, 2018 On April 11, California Governor Jerry Brown agreed to increase California National Guard operations along the border with Mexico in what was characterized as, “… an apparent de-escalation of the raging conflict between California and President Donald Trump over immigration … .”  But he insisted the National Guard would…

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A Third Federal Court Rules in Favor of DACA

By Rick Oltman, April 25, 2018 A U.S. District Judge (aka the Washington, D.C. Swamp court) ruled on Tuesday that the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was “virtually unexplained” and, therefore, “unlawful.”  He did, however, give Department of Homeland Security (DHS) three months to provide better reasons…

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Immigrant Food Stamp Cost Triples in a Decade

By Rick Oltman, April 24, 2018 Food stamp usage by legal immigrants to the United States over the past 10 years has more than tripled.  Thirteen percent of legal immigrants were on food stamps in 2017 according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Not surprisingly, the number of American’s using food stamps increased during…

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