Paging Jim Acosta
Politico poll: Strong voter support for Trump immigration overhaul
Aug 10, 2017 By Robert Laurie
Well, well, well. The Politico is just chock full of interesting tidbits this week. Not only have they acknowledged that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is toxic, they’ve also been forced to admit that President Trump’s immigration overhaul – which the left pilloried last week – is not.
According to their new Morning Consult/Politico Poll, much of what Trump proposed enjoys strong public support. This will not come as a surprise to conservatives, but may shock people like CNN’s Jim Acosta, who think ‘statue poetry’ and ‘legally binding public policy’ are synonyms.
Oof. That’s gotta sting, right liberals? I suppose we should expect a barrage of “just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean it’s right” defenses. That’s generally true, but they’re going to have a tough time making the case on this one.
First, even if we enacted all of Trump’s proposals, we’d still have the most open and welcoming immigration system on Earth.
Second, the numbers are overwhelming in terms of support, as the Politico reports:
Majorities back limiting the number of refugees offered permanent residency (58 percent) and establishing a “points system” that would award points based on criteria such as education, English proficiency and prospective salary in the U.S. (60 percent).
Support for some of the other provisions in the bill isn’t as strong but still exceeds opposition. Forty-eight percent of voters support reducing the number of legal immigrants by half over the next decade, compared to 39 percent who oppose that. On what Miller called “unlimited family chain migration,” 45 percent support ending the ability of U.S. citizens and permanent residents to petition to get extended family members green cards, while 39 percent oppose ending that.
As for English-language proficiency, 62 percent say it should be a factor in determining who should be allowed to immigrate legally.
“Even the more controversial provisions in this legislation receive support from a plurality of voters,” said Morning Consult co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “The reason for this is ostensibly that Republican support is more consolidated than Democratic opposition. For example, 73 percent of Republican voters support reducing the number of legal immigrants, compared to 57 percent of Democrats who oppose that idea.”
So, the numbers are there. The only question now is: do Republicans in Congress have the cojones to do it? Given their recent handling of ObamaCare, and the eerie silence about tax reform, I have to wonder…
Regardless, I hope Politico HQ has installed that “FoxConn suicide-netting” around the building. We imagine reporting this kind of news can’t be good for the mental state of the average lefty “journalist.”
Jim Acosta vs Stephen Miller – Immigration
STUNNED TOURISTS WATCH MIGRANTS INVADE BEACH IN SPAIN
Aug 10, 2017 by Paul Joseph Watson
A shocking video shows stunned tourists looking on in fear as a boat load of migrants invade a beach before running away to evade police in Cadiz, Spain.
The clip shows a large group of migrants approaching the beach on a black inflatable dinghy before they make a dash across the sand in a bid to escape authorities.
“Run! Run!” one woman exclaims in Spanish before asking, “What is it? Men?”
She instructs her partner to make sure their son is close before the men sprint past.
The group of migrants managed to avoid police, who only arrived after the men were long gone.
“In recent days, migrants have repeatedly stormed the border with Ceuta by either attempting to cut through the wire fencing or running through the border post,” reports the Daily Mail.
This is the third video in recent days to show migrants, almost all of whom are young men, rushing past border controls in Spain on their way to Europe’s welfare havens.
Hundreds of African migrants surged past the Spanish-Moroccan border in Ceuta, in one case horrifically breaking the leg of a guard who tried in vain to stop the intruders.
Another clip from the same incursion shows hundreds of African men, with virtually zero women or children in sight, shouting and screaming as they surge past the Tarajal border.
Spain appears to becoming a more popular route for migrants and may be deluged with more after Italy finally began intercepting NGO boats after evidence emerged they were working directly with criminal people smugglers to act as a taxi service for asylum seekers.
As we previously reported, just 1.4% of migrants who arrived in Italy in the first five months of this year were Syrian refugees and a mere 0.36% were Libyan.
Over 20% of the asylum claims are from Nigerians. Bangladeshis also accounted for over 9% of asylum claims, while Pakistanis accounted for 7.5% and migrants from the Gambia accounting for 7.9% of asylum requests. None of these countries are at war.
According to the Institute for the Analysis of Multiethnicity (Ismu), 85% of asylum requests in Italy are from men, with only 4% from minors.