Immigration, Politics

Macron? Le Pen? Peas In A Pod. Mostly.

It should be noted that their only difference was on the EU, what they “accepted” as far as the risk of terrorism, and how they wanted to deal with mass immigration and refugees.  It’s not like those aren’t important, but yes, on major policies, they were nearly identical.

The French were really in a “no win” situation when it came to deciding between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

It’s honestly pretty amusing to see how some friends of mine are going ape over Le Pen’s loss, wailing that France is lost because a so-called “centrist” was elected president. Those freaking out need to have a reality check. National Front has only two members in the Parliament, so it’s not like Le Pen could have rammed her policies through Parliament (specifically the leaving NATO and EU, or the immigration policies). She would have also been hamstrung in picking a Prime Minister because Parliament can dismiss the PM if they don’t like them. Le Pen would have the power to dismiss the National Assembly, but that probably would have completely backfired (Jacques Chirac tried this in 1997 and failed horribly).

But Le Pen and Macron’s policies are not necessarily that different from an economic standpoint

Source: The French were in a “no win” situation – Hot Air Hot Air

Big Government, Immigration, Legal

Private Company Writes Immigrant Detention Law; Built Prisons They’d Be Detained In

Republican State Rep. John Raney admitted to the Associated Press that Geo Group officials wrote the legislation. “I’ve known the lady who’s their lobbyist for a long time. … That’s where the legislation came from,” said Raney. “We don’t make things up. People bring things to us and ask us to help.” There’s companion legislation in the state House and Senate.

Imagine having a job that’s so unimportant to you that you don’t even do it?

Stories like this happen all the time, but the particularly galling part of this one is that the bill was even written by the company that would benefit from it and the State Representative who it was handed off to didn’t deny it or didn’t find it something worthy of concealing.

Private prisons must be stopped.  Imprisoning for profit must be stopped.  Period.

Source: Private Prison Corporation Wrote Texas Bill Extending How Long Immigrant Children Can Be Detained

Immigration

Baltimore Prosecutors Told To Lay Off Illegal Immigrants

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office has instructed prosecutors to think twice before charging illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes in response to stepped up immigration enforcement by the Trump administration.

Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow, in a memo sent to all staff Thursday and obtained by The Baltimore Sun, wrote that the Justice Department’s deportation efforts “have increased the potential collateral consequences to certain immigrants of minor, non-violent criminal conduct.”

“In considering the appropriate disposition of a minor, non-violent criminal case, please be certain to consider those potential consequences to the victim, witnesses, and the defendant,” Schatzow wrote.

Prosecutors declined to discuss the memo.

Immigration

Rape Culture: Swedish Rapists Not Being Deported

Shocking official statistics from Sweden have revealed only 13 percent of foreigners found guilty of raping children are being deported to their home countries.

The foreign nationals tried and convicted of some of the most horrific crimes imaginable are being allowed to stay in the country.

Government figures from 2010 to 2014 reveal even rapists who aren’t registered as Swedish residents are not being kicked out of the country.

Source: Foreigners not being deported from Sweden after rapes | Daily Mail Online

Immigration

No Call, No Show? No Job. Day Without Immigrants Protestors Fired.

Your mission was to bring businesses and your cities to a halt by taking a day off.  Well, you did that.  But you could’ve called your job to say you weren’t coming in.  Instead, you just no-showed.  Oh well.

“You and your family are fired. I hope you enjoyed your day off, and you can enjoy many more. Love you.”

Source: “It’s Unfair” – Hispanic Workers Upset After Being Fired For Absence On “Day Without Immigrants” | Zero Hedge

Immigration

The Thing That Doesn’t Happen: Non-Citizen Voted In Five Elections

But you guys, this totally doesn’t happen. At all.  Ever.  And now that there’s a case, the folks who say it doesn’t happen.  At all.  Ever.  Will now argue scale.  Because sometimes when the field goal is obvious, the only way to keep the narrative going is to move the goalposts.

A Texas woman was sentenced to eight years in prison, after it was discovered that she voted in U.S. elections despite not being an American citizen.

Source: Non-Citizen Sentenced to Eight Years for Illegal Voting in 5 Elections | Law News