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The “Trafficking” Law At The Border—The Real Loophole Is Obama

Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican It's been reported everywhere—The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News—that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: "Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.")

The problem, we've been told, is that a loophole in the sex trafficking law mandates these hearings—or "removal proceedings."

But there is no such loophole.

The fact that people on both sides of the aisle are telling the same lie about this law is worrisome. Are Republicans being tricked into thinking we need an emergency bill, so that, two weeks later, we'll see them emerging from a conference, saying:

We fixed the loophole! We didn't get everything we wanted, but you can hear about that later.

No, tell me now.

Well, remember amnesty? It's kind of in this bill. But the headline is: We closed the loophole! So no more worries about that loophole. But yeah, amnesty passed.

Why else would everyone be carrying on about a non-existent loophole? I know they're mistaken because I read the law.

The Wilberforce law states, in relevant part:

"Any unaccompanied alien child sought to be removed by the Department of Homeland Security, except for an unaccompanied alien child from a contiguous country (i.e. Mexico—or Canada, so as not to sound discriminatory) ... shall be—placed in removal proceedings ... eligible for relief ... at no cost to the child and provided access to counsel."

Obviously, that's the whole ball of wax. Once a kid is in, given La Raza attorneys and a hearing date, he's never going home. No immigration judge is going to listen to a lawyer-manufactured sob story and say, "No, I'm sorry, that didn't touch my heart. You have to go back to Huehuetenango."

But the law's definition of "unaccompanied alien child" limits the hearings to kids who have no relatives in the United States. If your relatives live here, the law assumes you're not being sex-trafficked—you're trying to join them.

Here's the definition—note subsection (C)...

Refugees Enriching Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County

Foreign influx in Allegheny County at 'tipping point' reads the headline at the Pittsburgh Tribune.

As per the article (by Carl Prine [email him ], July 26, 2014), one in 14 Pittsburgh residents was born in another country. The foreign influx includes

Nearly 50% of the vibrant newcomers arrived since 2000, the Pittsburgh Tribune’s Prine reports, “paced by an influx of 6,059 war refugees and religious dissidents from 27 nations seeking sanctuary.”

Prine refrains from disclosing that such wars and religious dissidence usually involve one set of barbarians pitted against another set of barbarians in Africa or some Asian Muzland. We just have a preference for the victim barbarians: Sunni today...

Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America's working poor in front of the cameras—while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.

Privileged Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and others have taken to Twitter, posting photos of themselves eating tuna sandwiches and buying Ramen noodles to show how much they empathize with minimum-wage workers. On the other side of the aisle, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan has wrapped himself in a cloak of compassion, putting a cheesy Taylor Swift hand heart around conservatism by proposing government "life coaches" for those in poverty.

Message: They care! Reality: They fake. The cognitive dissonance on Capitol Hill is so thick you need a V8-powered chainsaw to slice it.

While cynical politicians prattle on about protecting the American Dream, they're working together to destroy it. If these elected officials care so much about reducing poverty, why are they working so hard to import more of it from around the world? Leaders in both political parties have thrown struggling Americans under the bus to feed the cheap illegal alien labor machine.

The working poor are the biggest losers in D.C.'s amnesty game. U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has been a lonely voice warning about the impact of mass illegal immigration and perpetual amnesty on low-income black Americans. "The country's economic woes have disproportionately harmed African-Americans, especially those with little education," he warned this spring. "The economy has a glut of low-skilled workers, not a shortage," which is driving wages down.

Stagnant wages and depressed economic growth affect working poor Americans of all colors, while illegal alien amnesty beneficiaries cash in. Steve Camarota and Karen Ziegler of the Center for Immigration Studies reported...

Ryan Andrews’ Novel THE BIRTH OF PRUDENCE

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Exactly As Predicted, Establishment GOPer Ed Gillespie Blowing VA Senate Race

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Ed Gillespie / Mark Warner

Virginia GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie claimed he had “not seen” Ted Cruz’s bill to combat Obama’s Administrative Amnesty and declined to endorse it during his debate with Democratic Senator Mark Warner Saturday night. [Mark Warner on offense in Virginia Senate Debate, by James Hohmann, Politico, July 26, 2014] Typical: Ed Gillespie is a caricature of an Establishment Republican—former lobbyist, George W. Bush advisor, Republican National Committee head. Needless to say, offering voters a corporate cartoon at a time of national crisis isn’t working. Because the GOP has allowed the demographic transformation of Virginia, the only way Republicans can now succeed is by winning over working class white voters and increasing white turnout. But Gillespie can’t do it. He’s the latest example of the GOP Establishment’s dirty little secret: it’s terrible at winning elections.

How bad a candidate is Gillespie? Let us count the ways.

  • He’s never actually been elected to anything before – he’s simply a consultant, lobbyist, and political insider. As a result, his name recognition is terrible.
  • He’s being crushed in...

A GOP Ultimatum To Vlad

With the party united, the odds are now at least [...]

GOP Leadership Not Interested In Impeaching Obama (Or Doing Anything Else) But Impeachment Is Interested In Them

The headline was New GOP Leader Won’t Take Impeachment Off The Table (by Zach Carter, Huffingtonpost.com, July 27, 2014) but in fact it’s obvious that incoming GOP House Whip Steve Scalise was just clumsily trying to avoid the subject in his Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, no doubt because substantial majorities of Republicans—57% according to this recent CNN/ORC poll—want Obama impeached. Symptomatic of Scalise’s sell-out: in the same interview, he ruled out a government shut-down, although the power of the purse is about the only other hold legislators have on the Executive Branch.

But it no longer matters what the GOP House Leadership wants. (They seem to want to pass a “small” border crisis bill—to which, of course, Amnesty/ Immigration Surge could then be attached in conference). The White House has signaled it intends to ratchet up its Administrative Amnesty in defiance of law and the GOP, And, as the heroic Rep. Steve King responded, this could well “ ‘cause a thunderclap of eruption in Congress and from the American people’ that Republicans will not be able to ignore” (Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment If Obama Grants Executive Amnesty, by Tony Lee, Breitbart.com, July 26, 2014).

In the words of VDARE.com’s James Kirkpatrick: “Seemingly without warning, the crisis is at hand.”

Impeachment has come a long way since I posted Obama’s Border Dissolution Is Treason. The Answer Is Impeachment. It Would Workon July 6. To summarize my argument:

Needless to say, the big news since I wrote has been Sarah Palin’s endorsement of impeachment and her repeated defense of the tactic in the face of extraordinary (even by her standards) elite hostility.

It’s always been obvious that Palin sends a powerful implicit signal to the historic American nation. She has shown imagination and courage, for example facing down the Ruling Class’s developing witch-hunt of conservatives after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting by describing as a “blood libel” the claim that they were somehow implicated. Now she is showing both superior legal understanding—see also Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama, by Ruth Marcus, Washington Post, July 15 2014—and a grasp of the immigration issue’s political potential.

Thus in her July 27 Facebook post Palin writes:

Let’s go around the media filters and acknowledge this ourselves: many Americans haven’t heard what impeachable offenses really are; but when they do, more citizens will rise up to hold their government accountable…

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The Constitution says “high crimes and misdemeanors” are the basis for this serious remedy. The Framers used that term to mean a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution.

Alexander Hamilton described impeachable offenses as “the abuse or violation of some public trust.” He called them “political” offenses because they “relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.”

No serious person who is paying attention can deny that Obama and his administration have abused and violated the public trust and the Constitution.

The White House is counting on...

Why Does America Tolerate Indian Immigrant Medical Fraud?

Third World levels of corruption in our health care system are an inevitable consequence of welcoming Third World doctors, especially when large amounts of money can so easily be extracted from our loosely monitored Medicare and Medicaid bureaucrats. Hence the latest scandals involving Asian Indians running diagnostic imaging centers and other clinics.

Rehan “Ray” Zuberi, owner of Diagnostic Imaging Affiliates (DIA) of Hackensack, was recently arrested along with twelve others for running 10 imaging centers that defrauded the New Jersey Medicaid program and the Department of Health. Zuberi and his fellow defendants—including Humara Paracha (his wife), Faisal Paracha (brother-in-law), Nawqab Zuberi (father), Babar “Bob” Eskar, Rohit Gupta, and Salman Siddiqui--allegedly gave hundreds of thousands of illegal kickbacks to physicians for referrals.

In addition, they are accused of “submitting fraudulent applications to the New Jersey Medicare Program and the Department of Health, and evading paying income and franchise taxes.” The investigation took up the time of more than 100 investigators from thirteen law enforcement agencies.

Why Does America Tolerate Indian-American Medical Fraud?

Owner of Numerous MRI Centers and Twelve Others Arrested in Scheme That Allegedly Paid Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Illegal Kickbacks to Doctors in Exchange for Patient Referrals State Of New Jersey, Office of The Attorney General, June 19, 2014

VDARE.com readers will not be shocked to see these Asian Subcontinental names attached to medical scams. But this case and others like it have some chilling aspects that go beyond the usual enterprising-immigrants-cheating-the-system story.

  • First, “Ray” Zuberi isn’t new to this game. He was convicted of second and third degree charges of Medicaid fraud back in 1998. He was sentenced to six years and barred from the Medicaid program.

On getting out, he could no longer bill the government himself. So he started DIA’s menagerie of front imaging businesses.

It’s noteworthy that he chose close relatives to man his operation. The authorities make no mention of any cooperation from them.

  • Second, Zuberi, in addition to scamming insurance companies and the government, is charged with bald-face tax evasion. While cheating the system, he just didn’t pay any taxes!

Some nice pics of his mansion and exotic cars can...

John Derbyshire On Science Education And Affirmative Action: The War Against Human Nature Continues

Following on from my last week’s analysis of the International Math Olympiad results (here, with supplementary posts here and here), I have a couple of items on science education and the Left’s continuing war against human nature.

First, an opinion piece for the blog of The Smithsonian magazine. The author is one Shannon Palus, [Email her] described as “a science writer and a researcher for Popular Science.”

Ms. Palus’ blog post laments the under-representation of blacks, Hispanics, and women in American college science faculties.

In the matter of racial under-representation, we get this:

According to the new survey data, just 2.1% of physics faculty in the country are African American and 3.2% Hispanic … The overwhelming majority—79.2%—of physics faculty are white.

[We Know Physics is Largely White and Male, But Exactly How White and Male is Still Striking by Shannon Palus, Smithsonian.com, July 14, 2014]

As one of Ms. Palus’ commenters points out, adding the three numbers there gives a total of 84.5 percent. Who are the missing 15.5 percent? Perhaps they are some analog of the mysterious “dark matter” that physicists tell us lurks in the interstices of spacetime?

Answer, of course: Asians. For some reason, Ms. Paulus isn’t interested in them.

If you factor in sex, which Ms. Palus needless to say calls “gender,” the discrepancies are even greater:

In the entire United States, of the thousands and thousands of college physics and astronomy faculty, only 75 are African American or Hispanic women, says the American Institute of Physics. According to a new survey by the AIP, female racial minorities make up less than 1% of the 9,050 physics faculty members in the country.

Presumably “racial minorities” does not include that 15.5 percent of dark matter.

What accounts for these under-representations, though? You have one guess: Bias!

The roots of bias run deep, and in some part stem from the idea that physics is a select club, the exclusive realm of brilliant, excentric [sic] white men.

Eliminating irrational biases in faculty hiring, supposing such biases exist