News Flash: Trump’s Immigration Policies Look More Like Bush’s than Obama’s

OK, exactly how does this qualify as shocking, they way it is being portrayed in the media? Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigrant advocacy group, said that the wave of detentions harks back to the George W. Bush administration, when workplace raids to sweep up all undocumented workers were common.

So in other words, after the hiatus in law enforcement that was characterized by the Obama administration, it is more-or-less business as usual.

And if you are in this country in violation of immigration laws, you are not “law abiding;” you are breaking at least one law, and probably a slew of immigration laws.

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“Why are we putting up with all these people?”

Germans are starting to ask the questions I thought they should have asked BEFORE Merkel opened the flood gates of immigration. Asylum Law: The Opposite of Gratitude | ZEIT ONLINE

Criminals are misusing the right to asylum. Why are we putting up with these people? The time has come to give thought to a different immigration policy.

Zeit is not a alt-right publication. Like most mainstream German press they are leaning liberal, though they are more in the middle than most European press. When they start asking “Why are we putting up with all these criminals?” you can bet that reflects what a lot of Germans are saying.

So that’s how they’re thanking us, many citizens will have thought when they heard during the Christmas holidays that seven young refugees from Syria and Libya allegedly tried to set fire to a homeless person in a Berlin subway station. If passers-by hadn’t intervened, the victim could have died. Almost all the men were known to the police for acts of criminal assault. If this is in fact what happened, then it is a crime that causes people to be doubly angry, because along with violating the prohibition against murder, it disregards another fundamental expectation: Anyone coming to Germany as a refugee seeking protection should value this security instead of doing the exact opposite and threatening other people.

Europe is in deep yogurt, and it if there is any blame to be had, some of it has to land on Angela Merkel’s desk.