7/8/15, "Donald Trump's Blinding Achievement," Rush Limbaugh transcript
"We have got to acknowledge the overwhelming accomplishment, the blinding achievement of Donald Trump....
Look at what Donald Trump has done. Donald Trump has single-handedly changed the debate in terms of electoral politics now. There is a bunch of us who have been saying similar things, doing similar things. But none of us is running for president and none of us has been covered by the media day in/day out with every syllable that we utter. Donald Trump has changed the entire debate on immigration, and he is not the story today. The story today is sanctuary cities.
Have you seen how many Democrats are now standing up and raising their hands and speaking out against them? Including the senior senator from California Dianne Feinstein, who just moments ago issued a statement she opposes sanctuary cities. But that's just one aspect of it. People are demanding answers about all these criminal aliens. I have a story....Something like 41%...Here it is. "Illegal Immigrants Account For Nearly 37% of Federal Sentences in Fiscal Year 2014."
Forty-one percent of all prosecuted federal crimes occur in five districts near the Mexican border. So the attention is now focused on criminal acts committed by illegal immigrants. People are now demanding action on that. They are demanding something be done about sanctuary cities. All of the open borders people...I don't care where you find them. You find them in the Wall Street Journal editorial page. You can find some at Fox News. A lot in the Republican Party.
They are on defense today....
Everybody is now focused on--when I say everybody, I mean the Drive-By Media, Democrat senators, everybody -- is now focused on the exact complaints Donald Trump has raised about our immigration system. But I want to point something else out. Look at what it has cost Donald Trump. You know, I've been asking in the past couple of days, "Is there a silent majority out there? Why don't they stand up? Where is the outrage?
"Where is the uprising when little bakeries are shut down, when photography shops are shut down? When massive state governments put gag orders on average ordinary citizens, where is the opposition?"...I know it's there. It's afraid to show up....You know it and I know it. People see what's happening to their neighbors. They don't want to have it happen to them; they shut up. Donald Trump didn't shut up. Look at what this has cost him in just one issue, in just changing the focus.
I don't know how long it's going to last, but on just one issue look at what it has cost Donald Trump. Look at the abuse that he has taken and had to take. Look at how much business he has had to lose. Although Trump, in classic Trump fashion, has issued a press release today saying all of this is actually increasing his business. He genuinely is one of a kind. But three of the largest companies that have abandoned Trump and have attempted to impugn and damage his reputation are media companies.
You have NBC, you have Univision, and then the gutless wonders at ESPN. And then you have Macy's. And then you have the PGA of America and the USGA of America. You have all of these companies that are telling Trump, "Sorry, pal, we can't do business with you." I don't know of a single other person in the Republican field who would not have caved already after the first of these!
Donald Trump was on Greta last night and said, "I don't care how much this costs my companies. I want to save my country." Now, I don't know how long his campaign is going to last, and I don't pretend to know that he's in this for the long haul. All I'm telling you is that yesterday and every day prior, whenever there was news about Trump it was, "What a creep. What an egotist. What an extremist! How politically incorrect. How mean."...
Today, finally (and even beginning last night), the news is about the issue he has been calling attention to. It's amazing, I think. You don't see this, a single human being change the entire debate on a single subject? It shouldn't take this. It shouldn't require somebody to have to lose and lose and lose money in their businesses. It shouldn't require somebody losing their reputation.
It shouldn't require somebody to volunteer to take this kind of abuse (and their families as well) just to have a discussion about an issue, especially when it comes to immigration.
There's no defense for what's been happening! There's no defense for open borders. There's no defense for criminal activity. There's no common sense way under the sun that anybody should be able to defend anything happening regarding illegal immigration.
RUSH: Now, back to immigration and Donald Trump. You know as well as I do that for the last, what, 10 years, illegal immigration, whenever it's polled, has always had a majority of people opposed to illegal immigration. To amnesty of any kind, but particularly executive amnesty, such as that proposed by Obama. What have the Republicans been doing? What policies guide the Republican establishment? Very simple.
The establishment of the Republican Party thinks in order to be elected to the White House, they have to somehow go out and get 25 or 30 percent of the Latino vote. How do they think they should do that? By not opposing amnesty. By appearing to support immigration -- endless, even illegal immigration. By being pro-Latino. Hasn't helped them. Hasn't done diddly-squat for them. As long as that remains the policy of the Republican Party, they are never ever going to link and connect to the majority of the American people on this issue.
Here comes one man, Donald Trump.
And again I want to stress: Look at how much he has lost. I think it's temporary. I think he's going to get it back and then some....Nobody wants to get the abuse Trump has gotten....The abuse that Trump has received has been a warning to every other Republican, "Don't you even think about joining Trump. Don't you even think about trying something like this."
But Trump was undeterred, and he has changed the focus on this entire issue.
To the issue, and not him.
RUSH: I'll tell you something else that Trump has introduced now. He's going after Common Core
because he's going after Jeb Bush. So he's moving beyond illegal immigration and sanctuary cities and illegal immigrant crime. But I can't emphasize this enough. The way is being shown here. Now, predictably all of the mouthpieces of the Republican establishment are still out denigrating Donald Trump. They are criticizing him and saying, 'This is not the way you get things done in politics in America today....
Fine and dandy. They can think that all they want. The bottom line is, I can't think of any other Republican who has put any Democrat on defense about anything having to do with illegal immigration.
But now you've got Democrats standing up, wanting to be counted amongst those who oppose this whole sanctuary city business when it comes to providing sanctuary for known criminals, rapists, muggers, purse snatchers, whatever. Dianne Feinstein, a number of them are popping up....I don't know of any other Republican who has been able to change the debate on this issue to what the majority of the American people want.
For the last six years we have been governed by a regime governing against the will of the American people on the big things, including the little things. Like Obamacare. Never had majority support. Amnesty, illegal immigration? Never had majority support. Economic policies? To the extent people have any idea what's going on, this would never be voted for either. And yet it's been happening. Anybody out there want Iran to have nuclear weapons? Didn't think so.
All of these things are happening. They were never voted for because the people sitting in power today never told us this is what they were going to do. They can't say that this is what they were elected to do, unless they lie about what it is they're doing, which they do....
We have some audio sound bites...coming up here in a second, but first, Cybercast News Service: "According to data released by the US Justice Department...41.7% of the federal criminal cases that US attorneys filed in US district courts in fiscal 2014 were in the five US attorneys' districts that sit along the US-Mexico border.
"In fact, the five districts that sit along the border -- those for Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas and Southern Texas -- were the top five in the country for criminal cases filed in US district courts." Well, that's not a coincidence, and that's not just happenstance or accidental. Nearly half of all federal prosecutions have to do with illegal immigration and crimes committed in association with it."...
Well, finally. I can't tell you the number of years, sitting here behind the Golden EIB Microphone, reporting this particular crime committed by an illegal immigrant or that one. It's all over the country. Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arizona, you name it. The stories were frequent, but the debate on the subject never changed. Prevailing opinion always remained, "We need to grant them amnesty. We need to have them come out of the shadows." But then this murder took place in San Francisco, and around the same time two or three other outrageous crimes were committed by illegal immigrants, combined with Trump refusing to be intimidated and being talked out of the issue; instead staying focused on it.
He has changed the entire debate on immigration....
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot emphasize enough...The amount of abuse that Donald Trump has taken, the efforts that have been made to destroy him, the ongoing efforts to harm, damage and, from their perspective, destroy Trump's businesses, it has been serious. It has been an onslaught and he has not buckled. And I'm telling you, whatever you think of Trump and all of this, try to keep that in perspective.
Most people would have buckled long ago. Most people would have cried uncle and begged forgiveness of the new totalitarians long ago. I have an incredible amount of admiration and respect for just this aspect of what Trump has done....
You wait until it happens to you....I know some of you have. Be it the IRS, somebody, your employer, somebody has tried to do real damage....In this case, try to imagine the entire country coming after you as represented by the media, and all these giant corporations and their sanctimonious CEOs trying to gain favor with the left and the Democrat Party by joining the hit parade against you, and still hanging in there and not buckling.
Here is Chester in San Diego. Chester, hi, great to have you on the program and the EIB Network. Greetings, sir.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I've been listening to you since you came on the air and I wanted to say I couldn't stand Donald Trump. I'd see him on his show, hair everywhere. I'd shut him off and never listened to him. But I heard his speech in which he talked about the illegals and there being criminals and murderers and I told my wife right then, "What he's saying is what everybody I work with believes. I'd vote for him right now."
RUSH: What is it about Trump you didn't like, let me guess, by the way, I can be wrong. There's no wrong answer here. You didn't like the fact that he was a braggart, that he was --
CALLER: Yeah, I guess. I never listened to him long enough to really know. I couldn't stand what he looked like. I couldn't stand his attitude.
RUSH: That's a lot of people.
CALLER: But what he said on TV is what I agree with. I live in San Diego, 40 percent of the kids in San Diego schools don't speak English. I go down to south Texas, 75 percent of the population of south Texas is non-English speaking.
RUSH: Right, and then somebody makes the suggestion we should teach them English and they call you a bigot for suggesting such a thing.
CALLER: They don't want to. They have their own culture and they don't want our culture.
RUSH: Exactly. That leads me to another point. Dr. Krauthammer, we had a sound bite of Dr. Charles Krauthammer in which he criticized Donald Trump for -- I can't remember his exact words -- but basically he was criticizing him for tarring and feathering an entire ethnicity. And what he meant by that is during Trump's original speech when he said that Mexico is not sending us their best, they're sending rapists and murderers and so forth. I don't know about you, but I never once assumed that Trump was talking about all of them. I mean, I have a little common sense here.
I mean, there is this thing called understanding and the benefit of a doubt, and it was just unreasonable to think Trump's talking about all of them. He's talking about way too many of them. I mean, if there's a wave of illegal immigrants pouring in and a bunch of them are committing crimes and you point it out, you're not tarring an entire ethnicity. But the opponents of Trump and the opponents of doing something about this took it that way, and I never did. It's beyond my ability to understand why somebody would think, anybody would think that Trump was talking about every single immigrant. That just defies common sense.
And people say, "Well, go back and look at what he said. He didn't say some." Yeah, but he didn't say all either. He said they're not sending their best. They're sending rapists and murderers. What he said is undeniably true, as is evidenced just in the past three days, the crimes committed by illegals in a sanctuary city in San Francisco, and the one in Laredo, Texas, and there was a third prominent one, hit-and-run and the ball-peen hammer attack.
And don't forget, the murder in San Francisco, in that particular case, when the media first had their chance to interview the perp, the interpreter and the journalist at ABC 7 Eyeball News tried to coach the guy into admitting he felt remorse, into admitting he felt sorry. But they knew how bad this was. Anyway, Chester, I appreciate the call....Still lots to do here folks on the new totalitarians....
RUSH: LA Times has a story today, Census Bureau data, as of July 1st last year, 14.99 million Latinos live in California, 14.92 million whites. So the number of Latinos now outnumbers whites in California, but like Chester said, they're not all coming here to join our culture."
GAO report, March 2011:
............... p. 9, 68% of criminal aliens incarcerated in Federal prisons as of Dec. 2010 were citizens of Mexico.
p. 1, State and local jails house 5+ times more criminal aliens than federal jails do----------------------------
March 2011, "Criminal Alien Statistics, Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs," GAO, US Government Accountability Office
(Page preceding Contents) "What GAO found"
"The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons in fiscal year 2010 was about 55,000, and the number of SCAAP criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails was about 296,000 in fiscal year 2009 (the most recent data available), and the majority were from Mexico.
The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons increased about 7 percent from about 51,000 in fiscal year 2005 while the number of SCAAP criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails increased about 35 percent from about 220,000 in fiscal year 2003. The time period covered by these data vary because they reflect updates since GAO last reported on these issues in 2005. Specifically, in 2005, GAO reported that the percentage of criminal aliens in federal prisons was about 27 percent of the total inmate population from 2001 through 2004....
GAO estimates that costs to incarcerate criminal aliens in federal prisons and SCAAP reimbursements to states and localities ranged from about $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion annually from fiscal years 2005 through 2009; DOJ plans to update its SCAAP methodology for reimbursing states and localities in 2011 to help ensure that it is current and relevant."...
page 3: "Five states account for about 70 percent of the SCAAP criminal alien population" as of 2008 (eligible for some fed. reimbursement): Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas.
p. 22, 75% of criminal aliens in GAO study were arrested in only 3 states, California, Arizona, and New York.
p. 9, 68% are Mexican:
68% of criminal aliens incarcerated in Federal prisons as of Dec. 2010 were citizens of Mexico.
Terrorism related citizenship status:
page 25, Table 3, Immigration or citizenship status at time of charging of individuals convicted as a result of terrorism-related charges:
77% were aliens, legal or illegal, those brought to the US for prosecution, or naturalized US citizens:
Aliens with legal immigration status-26%
Naturalized US citizens-21%
Aliens without legal immigration status-17%
Aliens brought to the US for prosecution-13
An additional 9% were "unknown"
page 37: Housing criminal aliens costs states a total of $1 billion+ yearly. Total from 2003 through 2009 cost was $7 billion. Some costs are eligible for federal government reimbursement:
"We estimated that selected operating costs (i.e., correctional officer salaries, medical care, food service, and utilities) associated with incarcerating criminal aliens in our nation’s state prison systems totaled $7 billion from fiscal year 2003 through fiscal year 2009. States were eligible for reimbursement of about $4.5 billion in correctional officer salary costs of the estimated $7 billion, as illustrated by the light blue bars in figure 19. 36 Based on available appropriations, states were reimbursed for about $1.6 billion of the $7 billion, about 23 percent, as illustrated by the dark blue bars in figure 19. 3"
Footnote: "36. SCAAP is intended to provide reimbursement to states and localities for a portion of the correctional officer salary costs associated with incarcerating criminal aliens who met the following criteria: (1) had at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law; and (2) were incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period. 37 These selected operating costs include correctional officer salaries, medical care, food service, and utilities."
page 43, California and New York spend the most on housing criminal aliens.
pgs. 45 and 46, Costs to 5 selected localities to house criminal aliens, including Los Angeles County, NY City, Orange County, Calif., Maricopa County, Arizona, Harris County, Texas.
p. 62, State by state approximate number of criminal aliens incarcerated in state jails, 2003-2009
GAO estimate of non-citizen US population as of 2009:
p. 1: "As of fiscal year 2009 the total alien—non-U.S.-citizen—population in the United States was about 25.3 million, including about 14.5 million aliens with lawful immigration status and about 10.8 million aliens without lawful immigration status.1"
May 1, 2013, "Every day hundreds of migrants, mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras or Nicaragua, sit on top of the notorious train, often for days at a time," seeking US taxpayer provided food, shelter, transporation, and medical care for life for themselves and relatives. ap via UK Daily Mail.
|Next stop, US taxpayer|
5/1/13, “All aboard for the American Dream: Desperate migrants ride the ‘Train of Death’ through Mexico to reach the U.S risking violent attack, rape and kidnap,” UK Daily Mail, ap photo
June 2014, "Unaccompanied minor" with scabies or chicken pox
"The office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) who represents the district including the southern border town of Laredo, provided Business Insider with photos showing just how bad the conditions are at one federal facility where some of these immigrants are being held. Cuellar's office said the photos were taken recently in a Customs and Border Protection facility in south Texas. The congressman's office declined to identify the exact source or location of the photos to protect the source's identity."....6/6/2014, "Sickening Photos Of The Humanitarian Crisis At US Border Detention Centers," Business Insider, Brett LoGiurato
7/3/13. "The rule of law is what sets the U.S. apart from many of the societies whence immigrants come."
Aug. 29, 2013, El Salvador jail, getty via UK Daily Mail
Vast US border with Mexico includes 4 states, Calif., Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Continuing health problem that many illegal aliens are unfamiliar with flush toilets:
"Investigators found “unfamiliarity” with bathrooms resulted in unsanitary conditions, including “exposure to human waste.” Volunteers who have been at some of the facilities have reported that the children and families would often try to throw used toilet paper away, rather than flush it down the toilet."
10/6/14, "Disease plagues illegal immigrants; lack of medications, basic hygiene blamed," Washington Times, Stephen Dinan
"Communicable diseases continue to be a problem at the New Mexico facility built to house illegal immigrant families surging across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigrants themselves aren’t taking their own health care very seriously, according to an (DHS IG) audit released Monday.
While the Border Patrol is doing a good job of handling the surge of illegal immigrant children traveling alone without their parents, the families who are being housed at a special facility continue to have health problems and trouble using the bathroom, the Homeland Security inspector general said.
“Family unit illnesses and unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities continued to result in unsanitary conditions,” Inspector General John Roth wrote in a memo to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Mr. Roth said the illnesses — which put the facility in Artesia, New Mexico, on lockdown earlier this year, preventing any immigrants from being transferred in or out — have proved to be a continuing problem.
Part of the issue is the immigrants themselves, some of whom have never seen a doctor before, don’t follow up afterward, either for themselves or their children.
“If detainees do not attend sick call or stand in line to receive daily medications, they remain sick and their illnesses tend to get worse,” the inspector general said.
The inspector general has been reviewing how U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a part of the Homeland Security Department, has handled the surge of children that began to spike earlier this year.
Immigrant-rights groups had filed dozens of complaints arguing children had been physically or verbally abused by agents and officers, but the inspector general has not yet been able to substantiate any of those complaints and said in its own random interviews it hasn’t uncovered any new complaints about wrongdoing.
The surge of children has dropped dramatically, from about 10,000 a month in May and June down to a little more than 3,100 in August — and the numbers appear to have remained low in September, the inspector general said.
The Department of Homeland Security didn’t provide a comment on the latest report, which is the third one the IG has issued since the surge of children.
Investigators said with the drop in the number of children, the Border Patrol is processing those that are arriving much faster. Most are turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services within 6 hours, or well ahead of the 72-hour deadline set by federal law.
Conditions have improved so much that the IG said it was scaling back its investigations, though it could ramp up again if apprehensions go up or if new, credible allegations of abuse come to light.
The one hiccup the investigators did find is that some CBP officers at one facility weren’t trained in how to segregate immigrant children with communicable diseases. CBP officials said they would make sure to assign trained officers whenever there were unaccompanied children at that facility.
Previous reports had detailed some of the difficulties of handling the surge, including the communicable diseases some brought, such as scabies, lice or chickenpox.
And investigators found “unfamiliarity” with bathrooms resulted in unsanitary conditions, including “exposure to human waste.”
Volunteers who have been at some of the facilities have reported that the children and families would often try to throw used toilet paper away,
rather than flush it down the toilet."
6/17/2013, “Mexico would have died...without the option to send its rural poor-fully one-fifth of its population-to the United States.”..."Syria and Egypt can't be fixed," Asia Times, by Spengler
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