2020 Dems Plan Deportation Freeze

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

This is why we need to reelect President Trump in 2020.

We need President Trump tp keep our border closed and make the border safe.

‘The result would basically be open borders,’ expert says.

Multiple 2020 Democrats have voiced interest in or support for a freeze on deportation of illegal immigrants, a move that immigration expert Jessica Vaughn said would effectively put an end to border enforcement.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and former Obama administration official Julián Castro have all backed either suspending deportations or dismantling detention facilities for those caught crossing the border. In fiscal year 2019, a wave of unauthorized immigrants at the southwestern border led to what U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has called a “humanitarian crisis.” Loosened enforcement would likely exacerbate this situation, according to Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies.

“A moratorium on deportations would cause chaos in the immigration system and prevent ICE from removing even the worst of the worst criminal aliens that are the bulk of its case load,” Vaughn told the Washington Free Beacon. “The result is basically open borders.”

Speaking Friday at a forum hosted by the Latino activist group Mijente, Warren said that she is “open to suspending deportations, particularly as a way to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.” She added that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is “focusing on people who do not pose a threat” and does not “make this country safer.”

Other 2020 Democrats have made similar proposals. In his immigration plan, Sanders promises to, on his first day in office, “put a moratorium on deportations until a thorough audit of current and past practices and policies is complete.” Castro’s plan did not call for a moratorium, but did propose to dismantle immigration detention and restructure ICE.

If implemented, such policies would allow tens of thousands of individuals with standing deportation orders to remain in the country. In fiscal year 2019 alone, immigration judges granted more than 186,000 deportation orders, nearly six times the number of orders they rejected. In fact, in 2019 ICE asked for the deportation of even more people—more than 440,000—contributing to the immigration court system’s million-person backlog.

The result of halting deportations would be an immigration system asked to care for many more people than current detention centers can contain. A moratorium would force the administration to consider the release of even violent criminal offenders slated for deportation, according to Vaughn.

“The detention centers would quickly fill up, and ICE would have to start releasing some of these people, or Congress would have to provide additional funding for detention space,” she said. “ICE would basically become a detention agency instead of a deportation agency, and that strikes me as something that Elizabeth Warren would not be in favor of, except these cases are so egregious because she couldn’t really order them to be released either.”

The “egregious” cases might include unauthorized criminal offenders apprehended by ICE. Such apprehensions usually follow an individual’s arrest by local law enforcement and referral to federal officials. In fiscal year 2018, of the 256,000 illegal immigrants deported from the United States, 145,000—roughly 57 percent—were “convicted criminal illegal immigrants.” Among the tens of thousands still awaiting deportation are criminals charged with drug trafficking, sex offenses, and weapons charges.

A deportation moratorium would also likely lead to an increase in illegal immigration, as would-be border crossers discover they could expect to be apprehended and then released into the United States, rather than being detained in already overflowing detention facilities. The resulting wave, Vaughn said, would likely dwarf the nearly one million people who attempted to cross the border illegally in the last fiscal year.

“It would set off levels of illegal immigration that would make the current border crisis look like a picnic,” she said. “Word would get around so fast that there are no deportations that obviously everyone would take advantage of that.”

Three Cheers for Refugee Reduction

H/T Town Hall.

President Trump promised to reduce immigration and promise kept.

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump approved a new annual refugee cap of 18,000, the lowest since the U.S. program began in 1980. The reduction follows news that America took a pause last month and refused to admit any new refugees. On economic, public safety and national security grounds, this is a very good thing for the 325 million people already in our country. But you wouldn’t know it from the grim headlines and hysterical condemnations by globalist zealots and media sympathizers.

CNN International led the open borders funeral procession last week, with a report decrying, “No refugees will be resettled in the US in October, leaving hundreds in limbo around the world.” U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., hyperventilated that “Donald Trump is trying to destroy the very heart of this nation. I won’t let him.” Social justice group CARE bemoaned this “dark moment in our nation’s history.” Human Rights First complained that Trump’s proposal is “crippling the United States’ status as a global leader in refugee resettlement.”

Heaven forbid citizens in a sovereign nation have an effective say in who comes here, from where and how many. Is one refugee-less month in America such a catastrophe? Calm down, Chicken Littles. Get some perspective.

It is most certainly true that America has a legacy of embracing people from around the world fleeing persecution and war. After World War II, the U.S. helped lead efforts to assist 650,000 displaced Europeans who had fled in fear, were expelled and were victims of Nazi crimes and terror. Congress passed the 1948 Displaced Persons Act to accommodate them. Five years later, the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 aided refugees from Italy and East Germany escaping Communist regimes, adding another 250,000 refugees over four years. In the 1950s and 1960s, we welcomed Hungarians, Cubans and Czechoslovakians also escaping Communist oppression. In the 1970s, we opened our doors to an estimated 300,000 political refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The Refugee Act of 1980 created the Office of Refugee Resettlement and office of U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and raised the annual ceiling of admissions to 50,000.

Under Obama, that number soared to nearly 100,000 annually. The idea that we’ve abandoned our humanitarian leadership role because of this refugee resettlement reduction is ludicrous. Overall, since 1975, the U.S. has resettled more than 3 million refugees. Under Trump, the U.S. still accepted more refugees than any other country in both 2017 and 2018. On top of that, America forked over nearly $1.6 billion to support the U.N.’s refugee resettlement campaign. Moreover, America remains the largest single country provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance was more than $8 billion in fiscal year 2017, covering food, shelter, health care and access to clean water for millions.

That’s enough.

Past refugee admissions don’t lock America into those same levels now or in the future. America’s constitutional duty is to Americans first (“ourselves and our posterity”). The truth is that we’ve been generous to a ruinous, open borders fault. Last year, the Federation for American Immigration Reform tallied refugee resettlement costs to taxpayers at nearly $9 billion over five years.

In my adopted home state of Colorado, a new University of Colorado Boulder study acknowledged that refugees are often “trapped in chronic poverty” after resettlement subsidies dry up and are unable to lift themselves out of dependency on government aid such as public housing, Medicaid and food stamps. Federal statistics show that nearly half of all refugee households receive cash welfare. Chain migration perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

A tiny cabal of government contractors, mostly religious groups cloaking their profit-seeking in compassion and Scripture, perpetuates the refugee resettlement racket. Openly hostile to American sovereignty, these people spread their tax-subsidized syndicate’s wealth to a vast network of subcontractors, often tied to billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, which promote global governance and unfettered migration espoused by the United Nations, European Union and Vatican. These special interests have systematically blurred the lines between legitimate refugees seeking asylum from oppression and economic migrants from Central America clamoring for higher wages or better welfare benefits. They’re indifferent to the national security risks of absorbing large numbers of Muslims whose adherence to repressive sharia and religious jihad is utterly incompatible with our constitutional principles.

Mass migration champions have stretched the definition of refugee so thin that “climate change refugees” seeking relief from uninhabitable environments are now a phenomenon. Nuts. Doesn’t America have enough residents in need of shelter and support? If we let in millions of “climate change refugees,” where do Americans seek refuge when they render our climate uninhabitable?

Only a complete moratorium on immigration would give America the break it needs to regain control of our system. Trump’s refugee reduction is not an apocalypse. It’s a long overdue respite from the world’s wretched refuse that deserves cheers, not jeers.

 

California Governor Pardons Three Immigrant Criminals, To Help Them Avoid Deportation

H/T Western Journal.

It is time to build a wall around Commifornia to keep the nuts in there.

Even when he’s following the law, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing the limits of lawlessness.

The chief executive of the “sanctuary state” that already makes no secret of its disdain for immigration laws took things a step further last week by issuing pardons to three immigrants with criminal convictions, with the express purpose of shielding them from deportation.

Apparently, it’s not enough for an American state to pretend illegal immigrants aren’t in the United States illegally — it’s also willing to pardon even legal immigrants who commit crimes if they are in danger of being deported because of their criminal record.

According to The Associated Press, the three immigrants Newsom pardoned Friday are an Iranian, a Cambodian and a Salvadoran — all convicted of violent crimes and all facing the possibility of being returned to their native lands.

Two of the men had entered the country as refugees, the AP reported. The third was brought in — legally — at age 2.

To most sane Americans, deportation for a criminal conviction might seem like a natural, if unfortunate, consequence of someone breaking the law of a country where he’s not a citizen in the first place.

But in the words of the California governor, deportation is an unjust “collateral consequence” of the men’s actions. (The phrase is used in all three pardon declarations.)

So it’s in the interest of justice to issue pardons for the crimes they committed?

The Iranian, identified as Arnou Aghamalian, now 42, came to the United States as a refugee when he was 15, according to the AP.

He was convicted in 1999 of setting fire to an unoccupied car owned by a nightclub owner who was in a dispute with Aghamalian’s cousin, the AP reported.

He was sentenced to just three years’ probation, according to the governor’s pardon order.

The Cambodian, identified as Thear Sam, now 41, came into the country as a refugee at the age of 4. When he was 18, he was convicted of robbing a man of his wallet and backpack, according to the AP.

Two years later, he was convicted again in a stolen car case, the AP reported.

He served two years and 10 months, according to the governor’s office.

The Salvadoran was identified as Victor Ayala, now 38. He was convicted in March 2002 of felony robbery stemming from a 2001 incident when he shoved a security guard while shoplifting, the AP report. That arrest followed a series of misdemeanor theft convictions.

He was sentenced to only three years’ probation.

Now, according to the AP, all three men have lived respectable lives since their crimes, and two even run their own businesses. So there might be a good reason to cut them a break on deportation.

The report said a governor’s pardon doesn’t “automatically protect someone from deportation because they don’t erase the criminal convictions on which deportation orders often are based. But they do emphasize the person’s rehabilitation.”

However, liberals have so poisoned the conversation about immigration that they’ve proven they have no interest in working toward a good-faith agreement on the problem.

Constant talk of amnesty for illegals in the country now — and open borders so even more can arrive without consequences — has made the saner parts of America distrust progressives, particularly those of the California variety.

That’s why moves like Newsom’s decisions announced Friday come across as a deliberate slap in the face to American law.

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That last post nails it.

In only 10 months in office, Newsom has taken California even further to the left than his predecessor, the leftist Jerry Brown.

With an open contempt for the nation’s laws and an even greater contempt for its duly elected president, Newsom and his California cronies have made it clear how unimportant they think of the rest of the country is.

Newsom couches his pardons in the language of law, but he’s really just pushing the limits of lawlessness.

Illegal Immigrant Busted on over 100 Child Pornography Charges

H/T Western Journal.

We need to make this animal’s story go viral as the drive-by media will never let it been presented.

An illegal immigrant was arrested on over 100 gut-wrenching child pornography charges, including sickening allegations that he manufactured some of the heinous material himself.

Guillermo Antonio Bethancourth was booked Friday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a mountain of charges, according to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office.

The accused was living illegally in Baton Rouge before his arrest.

Bethancourth is charged with 117 counts of possession of child pornography, 50 counts of production of child pornography, as well as 50 counts of video voyeurism.

This means that Bethancourth wasn’t just allegedly viewing the sick material, but is accused of actively producing it.

The illegal alien’s arrest was the result of a coordinated law enforcement effort, the Louisiana attorney general’s office reported.

The Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Louisiana State Police all worked together to bring this alleged monster down.

With this many charges stemming from the massive and coordinated law enforcement effort, things don’t look good for Bethancourth.

Although leftist politicians would likely flock to defend this man over his illegal status in our country, he’s likely going to find that the state of Louisiana isn’t exactly full of bleeding heart liberals.

“My office and I are committed to doing all we legally can to protect Louisiana’s children,” Attorney General Landry said.

“This includes arresting a number of illegal immigrants who have inflicted damage on our state’s citizens.”

Landry says this is proof that illegal immigration isn’t just about the impact on border states, but that the pain and heartbreak it brings can reach into America’s heartland.

“Too many Louisiana families have been victimized by criminals who should never have been in our country,” he said. “Congress must join the President and secure our Southern border in name only.”

Homeland Security Investigations has placed a retainer on Bethancourth, and it doesn’t look like Landry or anyone else in the Louisiana criminal justice system is about to sneak him out of the back entrance of the courthouse.

If more officials were willing to draw a hard line on illegal immigration and the very real impact it has on Americans, our country would be a lot safer today.

Thankfully in Louisiana, justice lives to see another day.

Facebook Removes Angel Mom’s Posts on Illegals, Permanently Bans Donations to Angel Families Group

H/T Western Journal.

Facebook is a liberal sewer and nothing they do surprises me.

I got told I violated community standard by saying I could not believe Micheal Jackson would have been 61 years old. 

Mary Ann Mendoza is not a popular woman among tech companies, it seems.

Mendoza, an “angel mom” whose son was killed by a drunk driver that was illegally in this country, was suspended from Twitter in July for doing what she’s done for years: Posting about illegal immigration.

Now, according to Breitbart, Facebook has done something similar. Not only has it taken down two of her posts for violating “Community Standards on hate speech,” she says the donation button on her organization’s page has been permanently removed, according to Breitbart.

The button allows individuals to donate to Mendoza’s group, Angel Families, through the social media platform.

A screenshot provided to Breitbart of the two posts shows controversial, if rather unremarkable, sentiments coming from Mendoza on illegal immigration.

In one, she links to a Reuters article about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Guatemala in which the House speaker “could cope with a migration deal agreed on with the Trump administration.”

“She WILL NEVER mention the thousands of innocent Americans KILLED every year by ILLEGAL ALIENS in AMERICA!!” Mendoza wrote.

The concern and compassion she has for every country but her own speaks volumes.”

Another links to an article regarding an appearance by Mendoza on Breitbart’s radio program. The post includes a quote from Mendoza: “Illegal aliens affect American citizens every hour. … Americans are torn apart by illegal alien criminals every hour. They are. Either they’re killed, they’re raped, they’re assaulted, it’s a hit-and-run, or their identity is stolen. Every hour, an American is affected by illegal alien crime, and it’s growing every day as more of them come over our borders.”

These posts — the latter from July, the former from August — led to Facebook removing the donation button on the Angel Families page, as she “violated their community guidelines more than once.”

“Mendoza noted that open borders advocacy organizations like United We Dream, funded by billionaire George Soros, are able to obtain donations through Facebook despite routinely attacking the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for enforcing national immigration law,” Breitbart’s John Binder wrote.

This double standard is less worrisome to me, however, than the shifting standards that social media seem to have applied to Mendoza and other conservative figures of note.

Neither of these posts were sudden one-offs for the angel mom — whose son, Mesa, Arizona, police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed in 2014 by an undocumented drunk driver who was on methamphetamines and registered a blood alcohol content three times over the legal limit for alcohol, according to American Military News.

In fact, for those of us who have been covering illegal immigration for years, both Mendoza and her son’s story are pretty well known. Assumedly, they’ve been known to Facebook and Twitter as well, as I’m sure she’s generated complaints before.

So why, in the last several months, has Mendoza been censored on both platforms?

In July, according to American Military News, Mendoza said she “just got a notification that I had to remove six tweets, that they found them – in their words – ‘hateful, harmful or threatening.’

Those are three of the criteria laid out in Twitter’s Rules and Policies as constituting hateful conduct.

One of the tweets was directed at Kamala Harris: “What law can I break and have you defend me so staunchly,” she wrote, according to American Military News. “Provide me sanctuary from our laws? Political cleanup from YOUR INACTION FOR DECADES is what it’s called. You have #bloodonyourhands for every death of an American killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL you are protected[six].”

Is this politically incorrect? Sure. Is this fiery? Absolutely.

Is this hateful? I think you’d have to stretch. Threatening? No.

Harmful? It depends how expansive your definition of “harm” happens to be, but I assure you I can find far more harmful stuff on there with just the click of a mouse, plenty of it of the liberal variety.

Here is Mendoza discussing her experiences with Twitter on “Fox & Friends” in July.

“I’m disgusted and disappointed that Twitter is trying to silence me,” Mendoza told Breitbart at the time.

“I had my world ripped out from under me the day my son was killed by a repeat illegal alien criminal. I am the ‘other’ side of this crisis and the end result of open borders and the careless release of illegal aliens at our borders because of time restraints.

“I will not be silenced in my warning calls of what could happen to any American citizen in the blink of an eye as it did to me,” she added.

“As an American citizen whose beautiful son was collateral damage to the ineptness if our elected officials, I will continue to bring my words to them in whatever platform I can. They owe it to me and every other Angel Family to have a hearing for our voices. Their fellow American citizens and our loved ones killed by their inactions. My voice is my son’s voice, never to be silenced by anyone.”

The problem is that social media is ubiquitous and the giants who control it would clearly prefer Mendoza to be silenced.

Facebook didn’t respond to Breitbart’s request for a comment. The company should.

A lot of people might be offended by what Mendoza has to say — and if they are, they can close the browser tab.

Something isn’t hateful just because it’s un-PC. That’s a distinction conservatives urgently need to stress to social media companies — before every politically incorrect voice gets 86-ed.

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In one, she links to a Reuters article about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Guatemala in which the House speaker “could cope with a migration deal agreed on with the Trump administration.”

“She WILL NEVER mention the thousands of innocent Americans KILLED every year by ILLEGAL ALIENS in AMERICA!!” Mendoza wrote.

“The concern and compassion she has for every country but her own speaks volumes.”

Another links to an article regarding an appearance by Mendoza on Breitbart’s radio program. The post includes a quote from Mendoza: “Illegal aliens affect American citizens every hour. … Americans are torn apart by illegal alien criminals every hour. They are. Either they’re killed, they’re raped, they’re assaulted, it’s a hit-and-run, or their identity is stolen. Every hour, an American is affected by illegal alien crime, and it’s growing every day as more of them come over our borders.”

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These posts — the latter from July, the former from August — led to Facebook removing the donation button on the Angel Families page, as she “violated their community guidelines more than once.”

“Mendoza noted that open borders advocacy organizations like United We Dream, funded by billionaire George Soros, are able to obtain donations through Facebook despite routinely attacking the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for enforcing national immigration law,” Breitbart’s John Binder wrote.

This double standard is less worrisome to me, however, than the shifting standards that social media seem to have applied to Mendoza and other conservative figures of note.

Neither of these posts were sudden one-offs for the angel mom — whose son, Mesa, Arizona, police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed in 2014 by an undocumented drunk driver who was on methamphetamines and registered a blood alcohol content three times over the legal limit for alcohol, according to American Military News.

In fact, for those of us who have been covering illegal immigration for years, both Mendoza and her son’s story are pretty well known. Assumedly, they’ve been known to Facebook and Twitter as well, as I’m sure she’s generated complaints before.

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So why, in the last several months, has Mendoza been censored on both platforms?

In July, according to American Military News, Mendoza said she “just got a notification that I had to remove six tweets, that they found them – in their words – ‘hateful, harmful or threatening.’”

Those are three of the criteria laid out in Twitter’s Rules and Policies as constituting hateful conduct.

One of the tweets was directed at Kamala Harris: “What law can I break and have you defend me so staunchly,” she wrote, according to American Military News. “Provide me sanctuary from our laws? Political cleanup from YOUR INACTION FOR DECADES is what it’s called. You have #bloodonyourhands for every death of an American killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL you are protected[six].”

Is this politically incorrect? Sure. Is this fiery? Absolutely.

Is this hateful? I think you’d have to stretch. Threatening? No.

Harmful? It depends how expansive your definition of “harm” happens to be, but I assure you I can find far more harmful stuff on there with just the click of a mouse, plenty of it of the liberal variety.

Here is Mendoza discussing her experiences with Twitter on “Fox & Friends” in July.

Six Illegal Immigrants Charged In MS-13 Related Maryland Murder

H/T Town Hall.

Six more reasons we need to build the wall along our southern border.

Six Illegal Immigrants Charged In MS-13 Related Maryland Murder

Source: Baltimore County Police Department

Baltimore County police announced last week that six out of seven suspects arrested in a gruesome gang related murder of a 21-year-old Maryland man were illegal immigrants.

Fox News reports that Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuella was stabbed to death in July by members of the Mara-Salvatrucha gang, aka MS-13. Cuella’s body was found in a Towson apartment with multiple wounds on July 31.

“We know this group of individuals was conducting surveillance on him, they were watching him, following him. We know they watched as he left the laundromat and went back across the street to the apartment complex and that is where some of those individuals accosted him,” Baltimore County Police Officer Jennifer Peach told local media. “We know they used knives and multiple people stabbed him multiple times.”

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that the federal agency has issued six immigration detainers in this case, but did not divulge the suspects’ names related to their requests.

According to Fox, all suspects currently reside in Maryland:

They have been identified as Jonathan Escobar-Hernandez, 20, of Towson, Md.; Marlon Leonardo Fabian-Flores, 20, of Manchester, Md.; Edwin Edgardo Garcia-Martir, 18, of Middle River, Md.; Hugo Portillo-Chavez, 31, of Cockeysville, Md.; Jose Fausto Rivera-Coreas, 19, of Cockeysville, Md.; Odaliz Rosas-Yanez, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.; and Leonel Alexander Velasquez-Hernadez, 16, of Cockeysville, Md.

The Baltimore Sun reports that police believe the victim was killed due to rival gang violence between the 18th Street and MS-13 gangs. Police are investigating whether or not Cuella was a member of the 18th Street gang. Accordingly, all suspects in this case are being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center.

President Donald J. Trump has long called attention to the problem posed by MS-13. In 2017, he promised to deport every MS-13 gang member from the country:

“To any member of MS-13 listening, I have a message for you,” the President said at the time. “We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country.”

Dems Furious as Trump Admin Finds Billions for Wall, Sets Early Construction Date

H/T Western Journal.

I hope construction on the wall gets going real soon.

It’s no secret that one of President Donald Trump’s primary campaign promises was to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In fact, he stuck to the promise from the very beginning of his campaign. Since then, the debate over building the wall has taken on a life of its own, becoming a cultural phenomenon in the process.

Yet three years after Trump’s election, there has been very little progress on the wall. But that’s about to change as early as January, according to CNN.

After repeated failed attempts to convince a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives to allocate funds for construction, Trump has apparently found a way to piece together a wall, much to the chagrin of his liberal counterparts.

That route is through the military. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has authorized the diversion of $3.6 billion in construction funds for 11 different wall projects on the border.

The proposed projects will result in approximately 175 miles of new border barriers.

Predictably, Democrats are not pleased

“This decision will harm already planned, important projects intended to support our service members at military installations in New York, across the United States, and around the world,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

“It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces who serve our country that President Trump is willing to cannibalize already allocated military funding to boost his own ego and for a wall he promised Mexico would pay to build.”

What Schumer doesn’t seem to understand is that fulfilling campaign promises hardly constitutes “ego,” nor does authorizing the military to secure our border constitute “a slap in the face.”

On the contrary, the military’s purpose is to secure our homeland from foreign threats.

Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, also jumped on the hate train.

“This isn’t just an attempt to shift funding, it’s a bid to shift power away from Congress to the president. Clearly, this administration is trying to circumvent Congressional authority and this ill-advised attempt should be legally challenged and struck down by the courts,” he said.

No, Sen. Reed, it is just an attempt to shift funding. The Pentagon has the authority to fund military projects, and I’m sure securing our leaky border is more urgent than constructing a new building at West Point.

Nevertheless, the American Civil Liberties Union is intent on following through with Reed’s challenge to sue, as it announced Tuesday that “it would seek a court order blocking use of the funds as part of its lawsuit challenging the president’s abuse of emergency powers to secure funds for a wall Congress denied.”

In the meantime, the construction, in conjunction with its start date of January 2020, will no doubt provide a rallying cry for Trump and his supporters heading into the election in November.

The project looks to be a massive disappointment for the left and a massive win for America.

But I repeat myself.