IMMIGRATION: Must view [8:16] – Tom Homan sounds off after being attacked by Dems at border hearing. “They didn’t want to hear the truth. This was political theater.”
“What is going on in this country right now, especially on Capitol Hill, is nothing short of deceitful behavior which intentionally distorts the truth in order to win a political battle. I saw it firsthand when I testified on Capitol Hill this past Friday, in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
“Aside from the six minutes I was given to read my opening statement, there was an attempt by most Democrats on that committee to silence me. They didn’t want to hear from me. They didn’t want the truth. They simply wanted to continue to push their false narrative about the Border Patrol and ICE.” – Tom Homan
IMMIGRATION: ICE begins enforcement operations targeting illegal aliens [3:27].
IMMIGRATION: Congress refused to end abuses to our asylum system [5:28] – Trump has instituted a new rule. Asylum seekers who pass through another country before crossing our southern border are ineligible for asylum. This rule applies to unaccompanied minors.
Exceptions: A migrant may apply for U.S. asylum if:
- s/he was trafficked into the country,
- sought protection in the country but was denied, or
- the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them).
NINTH CIRCUIT WIN: The Trump administration’s decision to crack down on sanctuary policies by withholding funding resulted in Los Angeles being denied a $3 million grant, a move that prompted the city to sue the DOJ.
On Friday, the Trump administration scored a huge win when the 9th Circuit overturned a nationwide injunction barring the DOJ from prioritizing taxpayer monies to cities and states that cooperate with federal immigration officials.
The three-judge panel, in a 2-1 vote, found that the Trump administration has the right to deny sanctuary cities and states Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants.
TERM LIMITS: One of the best ways to reduce the power of lobbyists and big money is to enact term limits. Click to watch a former lobbyist explain [1:02].
CLEANING UP VOTER ROLLS: Thanks to Judicial Watch, Kentucky is set to remove 250,000 inactive voters from registration voter rolls.
This is in addition to the 1.6 million inactive voters names that California is supposed to remove as a result of an earlier win by JW.
MIDDLE EAST: “The official story is that northern Iraq is at peace. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has largely been defeated; the Iraqi Army and its allies are in charge,” writes Tim Stanley.
Open Doors corroborates and adds, “This is especially true for Christians from Muslim backgrounds.”
PRO-LIFE WIN: Pro-aborts try to silence us. We need to know our rights. – An Alabama pro-life woman standing outside a Tuscaloosa abortion facility received a $250 ticket for “protesting without a permit.”
Since the city’s permit code expressly says that what she was doing – handing out brochures – does not require a permit, she fought the ticket and won.
ABORTION: Legal does not equal safe – Abortionist Franklyn Seabrooks misdiagnosed an obese patient’s pregnancy as 9-10 weeks, then conducted three unsuccessful suction abortion procedures on her. Six days later, she gave birth to a 35-week, 5# 1oz baby boy. The poor kid was suffering from sepsis, abrasions, and other medical issues due to Seabrooks’ butchery. Thankfully, the baby recovered and his mom kept him. Seabrooks was disciplined, but continues to perform abortions.
According to 911 records, the clinic where he operates – Scotsdale Women’s Center in Detroit, Michigan – rushed two women to Sinai Grace Hospital ER recently. Both were suffering from serious injuries related to botched abortions. Ironically, the ambulances sent to transport the two damaged women were routed to the back alley entrance of the abortion clinic. It isn’t known if Seabrooks damaged these women or if the Scotsdale Women’s Center employs yet another butcher masquerading as a doctor.
CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL: In 1955, Robert H. Schuller and his wife founded The Garden Grove Community Church in space rented from the Orange Drive-In Theatre. In 1961, the congregation moved to a new sanctuary. In 1980, Schuller’s dream church with walls made of glass was completed. When the congregation moved to the new facility, it changed its name to “Crystal Cathedral.”
In 2010, the church’s board filed for bankruptcy and in 2011, a federal judge approved purchase of the property by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. The facility has been renovated to make it appropriate for Catholic worship and the first Mass and dedication of the newly renamed “Christ Cathedral” will take place today.