Tag: Illegal Immigration

Frau Merkel wants to keep her job

How much longer will Frau Merkel be Chancellor?
How much longer will Frau Merkel be Chancellor?

It seems that Frau Merkel believes her position as Chancellor of Germany may be threatened in the next set of elections; she now wants to “drastically decrease” the number of migrants entering Germany. From the Yahoo News! story:

Merkel has resisted pressure from allies within her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to put a cap on the number of refugees entering Germany, which is expected to top 1 million this year.

Only one million huh?

‘At the same time we took on board the concerns of the people, who are worried about the future, and this means we want to reduce, we want to drastically decrease the number of people coming to us,’ Merkel told broadcaster ARD.

I suppose that Merkel is now worried about the future of her political career. What exactly was she expecting from her people? In Paris and Brussels New Years’ celebrations had to be cancelled and two railway stations were closed in Germany due to threats from suicide bombers.

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Merkel, whose popularity has fallen over her handling of the refugee crisis, said the word ‘limit’ did not feature in the CDU’s main resolution which will be debated at the two-day party congress starting on Monday in the southern city of Karlsruhe.

Perhaps it’s time to add the word “limit” to the CDU’s vocabulary.

The chancellor added there was broad support in the CDU for her strategy to reduce the numbers.

I’ll bet there is; she wouldn’t want what happened to the Socialist Party in France to happen to her party coalition (CSU/CDU).

This included working with Turkey to fight traffickers, improving the situation at Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and strengthening control of the European Union’s outer borders.

How about strengthening the borders of European countries as well? How about E.U. member states regaining control over their countries?

Merkel’s conservative critics want her to get the number of arrivals down before three state elections in March and say her hopes of running for a fourth term in 2017 would be in danger.

I wonder if Merkel would admit to this?

Her critics say her decision in late August to allow Syrian asylum seekers to remain in Germany regardless which EU country they had first entered had accelerated the influx of migrants.

The migrants can’t get enough free stuff in Italy or Greece.

Here’s a video of these poor, oppressed, and peace-loving migrants turning down free food and water:

Germany still has to face up to the problems of a shrinking population and demographic death-spiral though. I suppose that this was Chancellor Merkel’s way of dealing with the problem; can’t expect progressives to have children right? Merkel has claimed that the migrant influx is a “opportunity for tomorrow.” in a New Year’s address to Germany. From another Yahoo! News article:

‘Next year is about one thing in particular: our cohesion,’ she said. It is important we don’t allow ourselves to be divided. It is crucial not to follow those who, with coldness or even hatred in their hearts, lay a sole claim to what it means to be German and seek to exclude others,’ she urged, in a reference to ring-wing populists and xenophobic street rallies.

I see that the Party media apparatus is hard at work. Anyone who disagrees with adding a million “refugees” a year and Sharia must be a xenophobe, right? I think that citizens of European countries are tiring of being called bigots and xenophobic. As I stated earlier the Socialist Party was crushed in recent French elections and the same may happen to the CSU/CDU in Germany soon. The United Kingdom is holding a referendum on European Union membership in 2017 and could easily exit the EU. If your interested you could always donate to the Leave EU campaign. Czech President Milos Zeman called the recent immigration wave “an organized invasion.” The EU is cracking up and I wonder how many years it will last? Bets anyone?

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The People’s Cube always has something good to add!

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Yahoo! News-Merkel wants to ‘drastically reduce’ arrivals in Germany

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Bloomberg Business-Merkel Aims to Boost Immigration in Break With Germany’s past

 

 

 

 

The EU’s policy towards migrants…

The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has recently stated the following about migrants crossing the Mediterranean: “be sent back against their will,”. The EU also claims to be coming up with a plan to destroy the boats that smugglers are using in addition to developing a quota system based upon factors such as a member states’: population, economy, and the number of refugees/migrants previously accepted. Some countries approve the idea of a quota system, while Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban quipped the quota system as: “a crazy idea“.

Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs, speaks to reporters after a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, May 11, 2015. The European Union's top diplomat has assured the U.N. Security Council that under a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling,
Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs, speaks to reporters after a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, May 11, 2015. The European Union’s top diplomat has assured the U.N. Security Council that under a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling, “no refugee or migrant intercepted at sea will be sent back against their will.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Libya has balked at the idea of military action by the EU, and may even oppose any military action taken near its territory. Given that Libya is already embroiled in a civil war, I’m not really certain how far they would be willing to go to stop some smuggler boats from being destroyed. Libya doesn’t really seem like it’s in a position to demand, or stop any action that may be taken by the EU. But then again, European military strength has pretty feeble for decades, so who knows?

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The number of migrants crossing and dying to reach Europe has been steadily rising recently, and the EU’s recent announcement about turning no one back will probably recede the tide. If the nations of the EU aren’t willing to turn anyone back, why not just build a bridge across the Strait of Gibraltar? I thought that a lot of European countries had economic woes (25% unemployment in Greece, 22.5% in Spain, 12.8% in Italy…), but they must have something to spare if no one is being turned back. I wonder how many more will get on the Europe Express?

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Yahoo News!-Migrants will not be turned back against will:EU top diplomat

BBC News-Mediterranean migrant crisis:EU refugee quotas to be proposed

CNN-EU asks U.N. to sanction military action against migrant boats in North Africa

Thoughts on Illegal Immigration and the coming DHS “shutdown”

Some of you have heard of a coming “shutdown” of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If your one of the socialists at say Salon, you’ll claim that Speaker Boehner is ignoring political reality and shutting down the DHS. In reality during the last so-called government shutdown over 200,000 out of 231,000 employees continued to work and non-essential employees were out of luck for a short time. Based upon the most recent oversight report issued by the Senate the DHS could stand to spend money more efficiently anyway. Many leftists will say that a DHS shutdown will be disastrous for Republicans, yet reality may say something different. Everyone’s totally going to remember that time part of the DHS shutdown for a short time in 2016. Why should local governments be so beholden to the Federal Government anyway?

   Do you guys remember just how poorly Republicans did in the last election? How would any of you reading this be affected? Are the borders suddenly going to be secure? Are any illegal immigrants going to be deported? Here are a few comments on the Yahoo! News article linked to in the previous sentence:

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I suppose that myself and anyone else not interested in President Obama’s Amnesty is not patriotic and doesn’t care about border security. People wanted the President’s policies enacted so badly that Democrats lost nine seats in the Senate and thirteen in the House last election. I suppose that time will tell if the Republicans cave on this issue. If we’re lucky, courts will continue to side with the states on Amnesty. President Obama is continuing to enact his Amnesty in spite of the most recent court order though, I wonder how that will turn out? I really do wonder why progressives believe that the Senate minority party should dictate all legislation regarding spending?

One of the videos I’ve watched about immigration recently was put together by progressives and decries those who support any enforcement of border control. You know that the guys at Brave New Films must be worth watching if they’ve succumbed to Koch Derangement Syndrome.  Below is the video and my own critique of it for anyone who’s interested.

   This film ignores many facts. If the Federal Government actually enforced border security perhaps there would be fewer people to detain. A large portion of illegal immigrants never show up to court or ignore court orders. http://cis.org/Immigration-Courts http://www.judicialwatch.org/…/doj-lies-about…/ http://www.prnewswire.com/…/illegal-immigrants-present… http://www.powerlineblog.com/…/mystery-of-the-missing… Most progressives desire amnesty even though it was already tried once in 1987. It was a complete and total failure since border security wasn’t taken seriously. At least when President Reagan signed his Executive Action into law he was enforcing the will of Congress which passed the Immigration and Control Act of 1986. http://thefederalist.com/…/no-reagan-did-not-offer-an…/ The current administration seems to be doing many things to encourage illegal immigration, stopping such activities might lower the number of people that try to get smuggled in the country. President Obama is actively ignoring current Immigration law contrary to his duty to “take Care that the Laws will be faithfully executed,”. http://www.powerlineblog.com/…/the-obama-administration… http://www.powerlineblog.com/…/obama-demonstrates-why…

   It’s funny how the video states that Russell Pearce Pearce has “obscure ties to Neo-Nazi” groups. What does that mean? What source are they citing? Robert Bryd was a U.S. Democratic Senator of West Virginia until 2010. He was among other things, the Senate Majority leader for a time. He was also a KKK member and actively recruited people to join up with him. So much for the Democratic Party and progressives defending minorities. http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/28/sen-robert-byrd-not-only-was-a-kkk-member-but-led-his-local-klan-chapter/ This video points towards how money has been spent on some conservative candidates, yet acts as if progressives have donated no money. Some simple research will show that leftists donate large amounts of money to their own causes. Plenty of rich liberals like George Soros and Tom Steyer donate money to their causes, ignoring this influence while decrying money spent by others is simply disingenuous. https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php http://www.politico.com/…/blue-billionaires-on-top…

   The video cites the story of a man who died in prison, are prison administrators or guards in government-run prisons not ever incompetent? Do people not die in such prisons for preventable reasons?http://www.jailsergeant.com/Prison_Inmate_Deaths.html http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=194 I wonder if these people would protest against Mexican prison conditions or their treatment of illegal immigrants? http://www.washingtontimes.com/…/mexicos-illegals…/… http://www.examiner.com/…/mexican-military-police… Overall, this video is very simplistic and selective with its evidence. Hey, I’m all for border enforcement and sending some people back home so that fewer prisons are necessary for illegal immigrants.

Since progressives are good at pulling heartstrings I suppose that I can too. Do black lives matter to progressives, or is it just the votes? Here’s the case of Jamiel Shaw’s murder by a “dreamer” for you.

Read about the murder of Vanessa Pham by another illegal immigrant dreamer. Nothing bad ever happens when someone overstays their visa right?

Take a look at the death of Drew Rosenberg.

Grant Ronnebeck was murdered by an illegal immigrant, Apolinar Altamirano, after Apolinar was freed on bail.

Of the European Union and “far-right” parties

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The major political parties of Europe have been taking a beating in recent elections from “far-right” parties and leaders.  A lot of leftists/liberals/progressives/etc. just can’t seem to understand why and simply call the opposition racist, virulent, and anti-immigrant with no real economic policies. Considering that the PanHellenic Socialist Party ruled Greece almost continuously from 1982 to 2011, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party ruled Spain from 1982 to 1996 and 2004 to 2011, the Socialist Party ruled Portugal from 1995-2002 and 2005-2011, and that these were some of the hardest hit countries by Europe’s economic failure for the last six years or so perhaps people are just tired of leftist failures? It really would be nice if leftists would stop blaming the “stupidity of voters”, resorting to calls of “racism” or “anti-immigration“, and saying that only the left offers any real economic policies. The left really shouldn’t be surprised that individual citizens want to have a say in how their own country functions without being beholden to a supranational federal state that is trying to bring twenty-eight nations together.

Does it really make sense to have a common currency without a common economic policy? What exactly is the common defense strategy of a united Europe? Even the E.U.’s own audit found that it doesn’t trust how it spends its own money. Why should anyone have to listen to Mr. Junker? Why would any reasonable country want to be burdened with taxes retroactively because they were more successful than anticipated? I find it unreasonable to expect such a matching of nations to be forced into a federal system when the E.U. isn’t a real nation? Why shouldn’t citizens take some pride in their own country as opposed to a monolithic European state?

The “far-right” parties of Europe don’t agree on everything, it’s not as if they’re a single monolithic group of people. The United Kingdom Independence Party refused to align itself with the Front National(FN) while the Freedom Party of Holland (PVV) joined together with the FN. Such a position will probably only work to UKIP’s benefit. The FN believes in some leftist economic policies anyway, along with the PVV also shifting to the left despite both parties being branded “far-right”. The left can cry racism, anti-immigration, and virulent all they want, much of what UKIP stands for seems reasonable to me. Perhaps much of Europe’s ruling elite is just so far removed from individual citizens that they can’t understand why people would want something different. As for the FN and PVV, I’m not so certain. And really, how well has socialism done for other countries like Venezuela or Argentina?

If you’re interested in seeing Nigel Farage debate his opponents about the merits of the E.U., here are a few videos for you:

I mean really, just who the hell does the European Parliament think they are?