Americans’ money, health, and lives are on the line in border fight
| Breitbart – President Donald J. Trump called on Congress Tuesday to stop the shedding of American blood.
He pointed out the numerous wealthy politicians who build walls around their own residences to protect the people inside:
“The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.”
President Trump said “America’s heart broke” upon the news a young California police officer was “savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien” the day after Christmas:
“The life of an American hero stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.”
He recalled a U.S. Air Force veteran “raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history.”
“In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl,” said the president.
“How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?” the president asked.
“Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife, whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?” Read more.
Over $100 million PER YEAR to provide healthcare to undocumented, low-wage workers in one city alone
| Washington Examiner – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new healthcare plan for “all New Yorkers” to include illegal immigrants and low-wage workers that would cost the city $100 million a year.
De Blasio made his announcement hours before President Trump’s national address.
It was not immediately clear how and where the funds for the healthcare initiative, called NYC Care, would come from, although de Blasio said that they would not have to raise taxes.
The goal, according to the Democratic mayor, is to “ensure the first stop for people isn’t the emergency room.”
NYC Care would allow individuals to seek treatment and even preventive care to help avoid costly trips to the ER.
[Since the aim of this program is ostensibly to save taxpayers money, the mayor is conceding that illegal immigrant healthcare already costs the city in excess of $100 million. – Ed.]
The plan could face opposition from Republicans, including Nicole Malliotakis, who is in the New York State Assembly and lost to de Blasio in the 2017 mayoral election.
“Our citizens have hard enough time covering their own healthcare costs. Now, [De Blasio] also wants them to pay for healthcare of 300,000 citizens of other countries,” wrote Malliotakis. “He must stop abusing the middle class and treating us like his personal ATM.” Read more.
California’s sanctuary laws harbor murderous migrants
Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines – Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown insisted that the murder of police officer Ronil Singh by an illegal immigrant has nothing to do with the fact that California is a “sanctuary” state.
Singh, a 33-year-old Newman police corporal—and himself a legal immigrant—was allegedly killed by illegal Mexican national Gustavo Perez Arriaga after Singh stopped him for drunken driving.
When asked whether California’s sanctuary laws, which allow the state to harbor illegals by preventing federal authorities from arresting and detaining them, were at fault, Brown responded: “I think people now are looking to blame somebody because of the terrible things that happened,” he told local ABC-affiliate KXTV. “But it had nothing to do with the law of California.”
Brown signed a sanctuary state bill in 2017 to limit the state’s law enforcement’s cooperation with immigration authorities—in particular, the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, who county included Singh, has blamed the bill for the corporal’s death.
Brown called Christianson a “very good man” but said police should have done more to prevent Singh’s death, given Arriaga’s past criminal record.
“In this case, the individual had been arrested and actually convicted twice of driving under the influence and there was as warrant out for his arrest and no one picked him up, and he was arrested and brought in to jail before the sanctuary law was even enacted,” Brown said.
“ICE, the immigration people, could have gone out and gotten him. The police or the sheriff could have told the immigration service.”
Brown claimed that even with the state’s sanctuary laws, arrests and deportations are possible.
“In our prison system, there is complete cooperation with immigration,” he continued. “And besides that, the records of when a person is in jail and when they’re going to be released—that’s all public records, so if they put that on the web page, that can easily be available to immigration service.”