Elizabeth Warren Tries Once Again to Explain Her Claim to Be Native American — and It’s Hilarious

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who claimed to be Native American when a DNA study showed she has as little as .09% Indian blood, is still trying to explain away her assertion.

Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for re-election who President Trump has dubbed “Pocahontas” for her claim, released the results of the DNA test on Sunday with about three weeks to go before Election Day in an attempt to “begin deflecting the constant taunting from the president and her Senate challengers,” The Boston Globe reported.

“I have an election,” Warren said. “Donald Trump goes in front of crowds multiple times a week to attack me. Both of my opponents have made the same attack. I got this analysis back, and I made it public.”

The move turned out to be a PR disaster. While the mainstream media happily went along with the notion that 1/1,024 heritage actually makes someone Native American, many mocked Warren for the bizarre claim. Trump himself joined in, writing on Twitter: “Now that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public. Harvard called her ‘a person of color’ (amazing con), and would not have taken her otherwise!”

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“There’s a distinction between citizenship and ancestry. I wish I had been more mindful of that distinction,” she told the Globe. “The tribes and only the tribes determine citizenship. It’s their right as a matter of sovereignty, and they exercise that in the ways they choose to exercise it. I respect that distinction.” (Read more from “Elizabeth Warren Tries Once Again to Explain Her Claim to Be Native American — and It’s Hilarious” HERE)

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Decorated Vietnam Vet Sentenced to Prison for Automatic Rifle Purchased in the 1980s

A decorated Vietnam veteran and firearms collector was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Wednesday for a decades-old purchase of a rifle.

Alfred Pick, 70, purchased the M14 — a fully automatic weapon illegal to own — at a Ft. Worth gun show in the early 1980s, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The rifle, which had a scratched-off serial number, was similar to the one Pick used as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam, where he earned a Silver Star after participating in more than 100 combat missions and his brief time as a POW.

“The man is a Silver Star winner, he saved lives, he took care of his wife, he’s been in custody for a year, I would think that when a man turned 70 and is an American hero you don’t destroy the rest of his life for one mistake,” Mark Shackelford, a friend, told KDFW-TV.

Shackelford called the weapon the “piece de resistance” of Pick’s collection, adding that “He had shown it to me. I’ve never seen it taken out of the case. (Read more from “Decorated Vietnam Vet Sentenced to Prison for Automatic Rifle Purchased in the 1980s” HERE)

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4 Critical Unanswered Questions About Jamal Khashoggi

It has been over two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. While a quick search for Jamal Khashoggi will result in thousands of new daily articles on the latest details in his case, we still do not have answers to the most basic questions surrounding his likely death.

How did Khashoggi establish U.S. residency?

We still do not know how Khashoggi managed to immediately establish U.S. residency in June 2017, following his self-exile from Saudi Arabia.

It’s quite shocking that a man with direct connections to the founders of al Qaeda and who openly supported and rooted for the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hamas was able to skip the line and acquire a green card in such a short time.

Perhaps Khashoggi was helped by several influential backers. He had at least one billionaire patron in the controversial Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has several connections to American companies and government figures.

Khashoggi did spend his college years in the United States, graduating from Indiana State University in 1983. It’s unclear whether that helped him establish residency.

How did Khashoggi cut to the front of the line?

How did Jamal Khashoggi lose his life?

Turkish and Qatari media outlets have insisted for weeks, without providing evidence, that Khashoggi was a victim of torture and brutal dismemberment by Saudi officials. The state-sponsored news outlets continue to repeat the claims, citing audio and video footage of Khashoggi’s supposed execution. Yet following his October 2 disappearance, none of that reported evidence has seen the light of day.

It’s safe, at this point, to assume that Khashoggi is no longer with us. However, we still have no idea what exactly happened to him after he entered the consulate in Istanbul. Was Khashoggi the victim of a botched rendition? Was he brutally murdered? That remains entirely unknown.

Why is there a media blackout on Khashoggi’s radicalism?

From his decades-long relationship with Osama bin Laden to his support for terror until his last days, Jamal Khashoggi wished death upon whom he perceived as his enemies and wanted to instigate violent revolutions in the Middle East. These simple facts are readily available in publications such as Conservative Review, The Federalist, Frontpage Mag, and in other new media sites, but are very difficult to find in the pages of legacy media publications.

His Arabic writings and commentary are readily available for all to read. They reveal his clear ideology as a regressive Islamist who followed the Muslim Brotherhood playbook on overthrowing America’s Gulf allies and waging war against Israel.

Khashoggi’s writings have on several occasions expressed support for the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas. He was also staunch defender of al Qaeda co-founder Abdullah Azzam.

Moreover, Khashoggi’s tweets are rife with anti-Semitism. He excused Palestinian terrorism as a reaction to “Jewish usurpers.” He hated Israel in its entirety, hoping that it would one day “die by force.” Khashoggi also mitigated the importance of the Holocaust, comparing it to the Palestinian “Nakba.”

The New York Times, Washington Post, and countless more outlets have published hour-by-hour updates on the Khashoggi situation. Yet hardly any legacy media publications have found the space to recount his well-documented radicalism. Why is that?

Why did the Washington Post hire Khashoggi?

Mr. Khashoggi began writing for the Washington Post in September 2017, only a couple months after he moved to the United States.

We know that he was a virulent critic of President Trump. Khashoggi came on as a “Global Opinions” columnist following his claim that he was banned from Saudi Arabia for criticizing Riyadh’s relationship with the new president. Was Khashoggi hired to provide an international angle to the paper’s anti-Trump resistance?

There’s also the reality that the Left has become very cozy with the Muslim Brotherhood and other regressive Islamist groups. It’s possible that the Khashoggi hiring was simply more evidence of the Left’s sympathy for Islamists. Or did one of his billionaire patrons or U.S.-based contacts use connections to secure the gig for Khashoggi?

With so much at stake, it’s time to get to the bottom of these critical questions surrounding the Khashoggi affair. (For more from the author of “4 Critical Unanswered Questions About Jamal Khashoggi” please click HERE)

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Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions Is Quietly Tackling Hezbollah and Ms-13 in Our Backyard

For far too long, our foreign policy, counterterrorism apparatus, and intelligence assets have been almost exclusively directed at threats in the Middle East. But what about the drug cartels, transnational gangs, and Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere operating in our own backyard and coming over the border? After all, the purpose of foreign policy is our national security.

The Obama administration spent years covering up the threat Hezbollah and the drug cartels pose to our people right here inside our own borders. Now the Justice Department, led by Jeff Sessions, is making transnational gangs and the transnational crime that funds terrorism on our own shores a priority.

While we were refereeing endless Islamic civil wars halfway around the world, the Obama administration turned a blind eye to Hezbollah’s billion-dollar crime industry in our own hemisphere that is funding terror, often from businesses of Shiite immigrants to the U.S. In a major expose in Politico earlier this year, it was revealed that Obama shut down Operation Cassandra, the join counterterror and crime task force designed to disrupt Hezbollah in Latin America – all to appease Iran and pave the road for the nuclear deal.

“In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States,” wrote Josh Meyer in one of Politico’s greatest pieces of journalism ever. Since then, a record number of people have died from cocaine, even as deaths from other drugs have plateaued.

Ironically, it was none other than the infamous Bruce Ohr who was put in charge of the operation that was undermined before it could do any work. That in itself should indicate how important Hezbollah’s Latin America operation is to Iran’s geopolitical goals: much more important to our national security and border security than, say, the Yemeni civil war.

Well, what a difference a new attorney general makes. Earlier this week, Jeff Sessions designated MS-13, Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), Sinaloa Cartel, Clan del Golfo, and Lebanese Hezbollah as transnational crime organizations (TCOs). He organized a Transnational Organized Crime Task Force designed to coordinate activities between drug agents, law enforcement, counterterrorism, and intelligence assets to disrupt the full spectrum of their activities in our hemisphere. Terrorism is increasingly funded through transnational crime, most prominently the drug trade, and all of these organizations pose a threat either on our own soil or to our border through the flow of Middle Eastern and Latin American migrants controlled by gangs and drug cartels – with Hezbollah lurking in the background.

Former DEA Special Operations Division head Derek Maltz told me he is heartened by the move and hopes it will finally rectify the mistakes of the past. The key to not repeating the failures of the past is cross-agency unity and information sharing, according to Maltz. “The Trump administration inherited a dysfunctional mess in regards to the transnational organized crime threats to America. It’s great to see leadership in action with the public announcements yesterday. Now we need focus, interagency cooperation, accountability, and results. The best and brightest in the U.S. have the potential to shut these crime and terror networks down only if they unite.”

Maltz’s division was at the center of the investigation into hundreds of used car lots owned by Shiite extremists on our own soil. These businesses were being funneled extra cash from Hezbollah’s banking empire to purchase extra used cars here in the U.S. In a circuitous laundering operation, those cars were then sent to lawless West African countries and resold, the proceeds used for drug operations both in Europe and in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the funds, of course, were used to purchase weapons for the endless struggles in the Middle East. The second part of the Politico expose provided a useful infographic showing the flow of crime, drugs, and terror. Ayman Joumaa, a Hezbollah operative and a dual Colombian-Lebanese citizen, was at the nexus of this operation and was indicted for laundering drugs and contraband for the brutal Las Zetas cartel. “This is two for the price of one,” says Maltz. “They immigrate to America, use our generosity against us to fund terror, and then make more money off a drug trade that is also killing our youth.”

The Obama administration did nothing to follow up on the work of these agencies, and no other indictments have followed. None of these car lot owners have even been deported.

Given that Hezbollah sits at the nexus of special interest alien smuggling to our border, drugs, gangs, and subversion activities in Latin America, this designation by Sessions will have positive effects on our allies in Latin America. One of the forgotten trends in Latin America is that a number of countries have recently elected pro-Trump governments willing to work with us on combatting Iran’s influence and fighting organized crime and drug trafficking. Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Guatemala are some good examples.

Joseph Humire, executive director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, served as an expert witness in a first-of-its-kind anti-Hezbollah trial in Peru and told me this task force will have a very positive effect on sharing and learning intel from our allies there:

“Designating Hezbollah as a Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) allows our regional partners in Latin America to increase their focus on the crime-terror organization. While most Latin American countries don’t have adequate legal frameworks to deal with foreign terrorist organizations, they have significantly improved their capabilities (legal and operational) to deal with TCOs. This puts us in sync with our southern neighbors to more effectively dismantle Hezbollah’s crime-terror network.”

Many countries in Latin America and in West Africa that are home to Hezbollah’s crime syndicates will be more likely to cooperate with us now that we are going after crime activities that adversely affect them. Moreover, given that organized crime and drug trafficking are now the fuel of terrorism, drying up their networks is the most effective way of combatting terror, much more so than nation-building and refereeing civil wars.

By simply using soft power to clamp down on criminal aliens, terror financing, and drug trafficking, we can stop a huge amount of death and mayhem while also remaking our foreign policy. Clearly, this has been a priority for Sessions. On my podcast several months ago, Sessions said, “We also have people who get in here and make money off the United States and then send money to terrorist groups. … We’ve got a string of cases we are continually prosecuting. … Some of them are recent immigrants. … This is a top, top priority for us.”

The designation of MS-13 and the drug cartels as TCOs is also welcome news. Todd Bensman, a former intelligence analyst for the Texas Department of Public Safety and senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, told me that the designation will net quick results. “Designating them as a TCO is very significant because it will now flag any MS-13 member crossing the border and would trigger a number of security measures that would have otherwise not been triggered,” said Bensman in an interview with CR. “This allows intelligence personnel inside the U.S. to notify cops in their internal systems who come into contact with these individuals, even if they are pulled over for a broken tail light.” While sanctuary cities will ignore a run-of-the-mill drunk driving illegal alien, it’s hard for them to ignore an alert that a person is essentially on a terror list.

The mix of drug cartels, MS-13, and Hezbollah is the ultimate threat to our homeland, much more so than Afghanistan or the civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Just this week, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said that 100 known terrorists were arrested in his country and deported. Remember, Guatemala is the choke point for migration to our border, and there have been hundreds of Middle Easterners caught at Laredo, Texas, this year. Also, according to ICE, 85 percent of the family units coming through the Yuma sector are from Guatemala, and we saw a record number of such incursions in September. To focus on Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia as the terrorist threat and ignore our border is insane, especially when we bring in tens of thousands of immigrants from these countries, among them people who fund these very wars with fraud and organized crime on our own shores.

The broader lesson is that we need not discover the impossible solution to securing the sovereignty of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia to keep us safe from Islamic terrorism. We merely need to assume control of our own sovereignty through our border, immigration policy, and banking system, while working closely with our neighbors. “This is much cheaper, more effective, and doesn’t cost us lives,” said Maltz, who lost a brother in Afghanistan.

Overall, Jeff Sessions has been leading more than most other Cabinet members on discernable policy outcomes. Whether it’s crime, drugs, terrorism, immigration, religious liberty, or affirmative action, Sessions has been changing policies in the most meaningful way. He’s even pushing back against judicial supremacy. For those disappointed in the way he is handling Mueller, just remember that the Mueller probe will be over, and it would be a shame to lose all this progress for a RINO who would likely take his place. National security policy, when done right, should trump everything else. (For more from the author of “Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions Is Quietly Tackling Hezbollah and Ms-13 in Our Backyard” please click HERE)

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Elon Musk Has Reached a Settlement, but Tesla’s Troubles Are Far From Over

A federal judge has approved a settlement between the Securities Exchange Commission and Tesla’s Elon Musk after he tweeted in August that he had secured funding to take the company private at $420 a share — a claim that proved not to be true and has cost the company and investors about $12 billion in valuation, according to MarketWatch.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan signed orders on Tuesday requiring Musk to step down from his role as Tesla chairman and to have a lawyer oversee and approve all tweets about Tesla to ensure he does not tweet misleading information again. The settlement also requires Musk and Telsa to pay $20 million each to investors who lost money because of Musk’s tweets. Musk still gets to retain his position as Tesla’s CEO, but Tesla’s troubles are far from over.

The SEC is reportedly still investigating the car company to determine whether they misled investors about the reason for and extent of their Model 3 production delays. In 2016, Musk predicted that “as many 200,000 Model 3s would be made in the second half of 2017,” but this was scaled back to 20,000 models. The company fell short of the reduced amount, producing a mere 2,700 cars in 2017. . .

In July, Tesla told investors it had met its goal of assembling 5,000 per week, although the company has been plagued with delivery troubles. Customers who purchased a Model 3 months ago are still waiting.

Musk claimed many of these cars have already been built, but the company is having difficulties handling the logistics of delivering them. Last month, Tesla asked volunteers to deliver cars to customers for free and walk them through some of the features, which makes one wonder if the company has the cash to deliver cars customers have already paid for. (Read more from “Elon Musk Has Reached a Settlement, but Tesla’s Troubles Are Far From Over” HERE)

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Clinton’s State Dept. Emails Appeared on Weiner’s Personal Laptop – and the FBI Knew All Along

The Hillary Clinton email scandal came to light in early 2016. We know that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her own personal email server instead of the State Department’s email server when she conducted official government business.

Now, it has come to light that “a significant number” of the 340,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and her staffer, Huma Abedin, were found on former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer. Abedin and Weiner are married.

The discovery was made after Weiner was found having sexually explicit communications with a teenage girl. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) was awarded a search warrant to search Weiner’s computer for child pornography. The person searching the laptop found the communications between Abedin and Clinton.

The following letter was sent to the FBI, letting them know about the emails between Abedin and Clinton showing up on Weiner’s laptop:

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During the course of my review of a computer seized from Anthony Weiner, a seizure and search of which was authorized by an SDNY Search Warrant, I encountered approximately/at least 340,000 emails stored on the computer. The large number of emails appears to be a result of a mail client program installed on that computer (such as Outlook) that pulled emails from servers belonging to both Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.

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Report: Elizabeth Warren’s Ancestors May Have Actually Helped Slaughter Indians

For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. When recently asked to provide evidence of her ancestry, she pointed to an unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee.
After researching her story, it is obvious that her “family lore” is just fiction.

As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as “white” in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)

But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee–the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837.

This new information about Ms. Warren’s true heritage came as a direct result of a lead provided to me by William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, who in turn had received the information from one of his readers. Jacobson, who has questioned Warren’s explanation for her law faculty listing, calls this discovery “the ultimate and cruelest irony” of the Warren Cherokee saga. . .

These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. (Read more from “Report: Elizabeth Warren’s Ancestors May Have Actually Helped Slaughter Indians” HERE)

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Whoa: Jimmy Kimmel Endorses a Longtime Friend Running for Local Office…As a Republican

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is no stranger to politics. He’s often very vocal about his disapproval of the GOP and President Donald Trump. Kimmel, however, changed his tune on Monday when he endorsed a longtime friend who is running as a Republican for Constable of North Las Vegas.

Kimmel appeared in an almost six-minute video with Jimmy Vega, where the two talk about how long they’ve known each other, Vega’s military service and his calling to run for public office.

“Never did I imagine that I would be doing this and that you would potentially be doing this,” Kimmel told Vega. “I did want to say that I’m proud of you for doing this.” . . .

Although Kimmel is an outspoken opponent of President Trump’s Vega believes his position isn’t political in nature.

“It’s not about what party affiliation you’re with … it’s just doing the right thing and helping the people, and that’s what I plan to do,” he explained. “This race shouldn’t be a partisan race anyway. We’re law enforcement, we don’t create law, we just enforce law.” (Read more from “Whoa: Jimmy Kimmel Endorses a Longtime Friend Running for Local Office…As a Republican” HERE)

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LOL: Clinton Preaches About the Constitution and the GOP’s Lack of ‘Ethics’

If there’s one person in progressive politics who loves to preach to the choir, look no further than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton had the audacity to lecture the Republican Party about upholding ethics…and the Constitution. . .

“When the Republican Senate denied the right of President Obama to have his nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, heard –” Hillary said.

“I think you even wrote that they stole a justice from the Democratic Party,” Amanpour interrupted.

“I-I think they did,” Clinton said. “I mean, to keep a Supreme Court seat open for a year, to deny a distinguished jurist – they could have voted him down, they could have said ‘well, for ideological reasons, philosophical reasons, we’re not going to vote for him.’ But, no. They stonewalled. And that was such a breach of Senate ethics and the Constitutional responsibility of the Senate to advise and consent on nominations.” . . .

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe that if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again,” Clinton explained. “Until then, the only thing the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength. (Read more from “LOL: Clinton Preaches About the Constitution and the GOP’s Lack of ‘Ethics'” HERE)

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New Poll Shows That Limiting Immigration Is Extremely Popular With Voters

Do Republicans want to win?

A Harvard-Harris poll from August showed that voters believe immigration is the most important issue of this election. Among Republicans, no other issue even comes close. Now, a new poll commissioned by Numbers USA shows that voters in every state subscribe to the conservative view, which has been adopted by the president, that immigration should be lower across the board and more merit-based. Why is this not a priority among Republicans both in their legislative work and on the campaign trail? Why are they prioritizing weak-on-crime laws, which are also opposed by a majority of voters, before dealing with true immigration reform?

That we have brought in too many immigrants too quickly for too long and that our system is random and oriented more toward chain migration and the third world than those with extraordinary merit is not lost on the public, even as it’s lost on the political elites in both parties. Polls have consistently shown that this is one major issue that has broad bipartisan support among all demographics and ideologies, yet there is no movement in Congress toward true immigration reform. The Americans people want less immigration and a smarter legal immigration policy, while Congress continues to define “immigration reform” as amnesty for illegal immigrants. According to the new poll, the majority of voters in 25 key states for this election cycle chose immigration levels at least 25 percent lower than the current one as their ideal levels. In most states, it was a supermajority.

The favorite choice among all options was a level requiring at least a 75 percent cut in annual numbers, from 1 million annually to 250,000. Our official level of immigration every year is about 1.1 million, but with other de facto permanent programs, as many as 1.8 million immigrants were likely admitted in 2016. The American people clearly reject it and would never support it if the numbers were advertised.

The problem with immigration polling trending the opposite way, disseminated by the media and credulously believed by the GOP, is that it is leading questions built on straw men. For example:

“Are we a nation of immigrants?”

“Do you think immigrants are good?”

“Should we deport those who served in the military?”

These are obviously politically biased and leading questions.

Isolating a largely abstract and mythical population of immigrants and encapsulating it into a poll doesn’t reflect where people’s hearts and priorities are on this issue. But the answers to very straightforward polling questions of whether we have too much or too little immigration, whether immigrants should assimilate, whether immigrants should get welfare, whether immigrants should learn English, and whether immigration should be merit-based as opposed to family-based are indeed very reflective of where the national mood is on immigration. And deep down, Democrats know this.

The question in the new Numbers USA poll was very straightforward with absolutely no bias or pretext. There was no mention of the fact that our system is not merit-based and that the sheer numbers are unprecedented:

Current federal policy adds about one million new immigrants with lifetime work permits each year. Which is closest to the number of new immigrants the government should be adding each year — less than 250,000, 500,000, 750,000, one million, one and a half million, or more than two million?

This is the question none of the policymakers want to grapple with, but the voters are clear. Overall, the combined average for the 25 states polled — a mixture of red, blue, and purple states — was 62 percent in favor of cutting immigration by at least 25 percent. Only 25 percent of respondents were in favor of the same level or more immigration. Some red states like West Virginia (72 percent-16 percent) and Louisiana (70 percent-20 percent) had lopsided margins. But even in blue states with large numbers of immigrants, such as California (56 percent-32 percent, New York (57 percent-33 percent), Illinois (51 percent-36 percent), and Nevada (63 percent-24 percent), a clear majority supported cuts to current levels.

The 25 states were polled over a 15-month period between 2017 and 2018, but the results have been amazingly durable and stable for years.

Tom Cotton’s Raise Act (S.354), which has been endorsed by the president, would reorient our system towards a merit-based points system rather than one built on chain migration and would cut immigration by 30-40 percent. It would also end the diversity visa lottery. It is simply astounding that one year after a Bangladeshi national who came here through the diversity visa lottery attempted to blow up a New York subway, there was not even a committee-level vote on ending this cloddishly random program overwhelmingly opposed by the public.

Polls have consistently shown that when respondents are asked unbiased and intuitive questions about immigration, they overwhelmingly oppose the status quo of the political class. Several months ago, a comprehensive poll from Harvard-Harris showed that voters favored a merit-based immigration system over a family-based one by 79-21 with supermajorities in support among self-described Hispanics, blacks, and liberals.

The GOP is sitting on its best issue and refuse to adopt it and message it hard every day. Imagine what Republicans’ electoral prospects would look like if they’d spend every day militating against our stolen sovereignty at the border and against the backward immigration system?

There’s an important lesson for the silent majority of the country. Aristide Zolberg, one of the leading immigration historians of recent memory, asked the question in his scholarly book, “A Nation by Design,” how it is that during every immigration battle since 1965, the public wanted a cool-off but the legislation wound up “moving in the opposite direction.” Citing other commentators, he noted that “while public support for a reduction in legal immigration was broad, it was not well-organized. … In contrast, a liberal coalition of well-organized organized groups, including ethnic organizations, churches, and employer associations, articulated strong opposition to proposals for restricting legal immigration.”

Conservatives need to get organized every day between every other November to focus on the pending legislative, budget, and primary fights rather than hibernate between every election. We can’t afford to go back to sleep after submitting our ballots. Voting Republican does nothing if the franchise is not followed up with accountability. If Republicans lose the House, rest assured they will issue another “autopsy report” suggesting the need to move further left on immigration. Lindsey Graham, the big “conservative hero,” is already pushing another round of amnesty.

As it says in Proverbs 4:19, “The way of the wicked is like pitch darkness; they do not know on what they stumble.” We must be ready to shine light on the truth of this important issue and finally demand true immigration reform. (For more from the author of “New Poll Shows That Limiting Immigration Is Extremely Popular With Voters” HERE)

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