Poll: Half of Hispanic Americans Approve of Trump Following ICE Raids

After the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency raided multiple Mississippi food processing plants for hiring illegal alien workers, President Trump’s support among Hispanic voters has remained solid and a record total of black Americans now support him.

Last week, ICE agents conducted the largest workplace raid in more than a decade across seven food processing plants in Mississippi, netting the arrests of 680 illegal aliens. That same day, though, ICE officials said they released about 300 of the illegal workers back into the U.S. on “humanitarian grounds.” More than 200 of the illegal workers had prior criminal records.

The latest Zogby Analytics poll, conducted days after the highly-publicized ICE raids, finds that about 49 percent of Hispanic Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Another 51 percent said they disapprove.

Meanwhile, Trump’s support among black Americans has surged. Nearly three-in-ten black Americans now say they support the job Trump is doing as president — the second consecutive poll showing over a quarter of black Americans support Trump. About seven-in-ten black Americans said they disapprove of Trump.

Since the raids, the food processing plants have been forced to hold job fairs in the area, potentially increasing wages and bettering working conditions to attract and compete for American workers rather than relying on an underclass of exploited illegal workers. One potential worker said the processing plant was offering $12 an hour, but he would like to negotiate a salary of $15 an hour. (Read more from “Poll: Half of Hispanic Americans Approve of Trump Following ICE Raids” HERE)

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Medical Examiner Reveals Ruling on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein, Lawyers Vow to Conduct Own Investigation

By The Blaze. The New York City chief medical examiner said on Friday that they had concluded Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his jail cell, in support of the official account of his death. . .

The ruling comes six days after Epstein was found unresponsive in his Manhattan jail cell.

He reportedly tied the bedsheet around his neck with the other end tied to the top bunk of the bed in the cell. He got on his knees and leaned down with enough force to break several bones in his neck.

Epstein was charged with several counts of underage sex trafficking, and the case was widely believed to involve powerful and wealthy people. (Read more from “Medical Examiner Reveals Ruling on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein” HERE)

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Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results ‘Show’ He Hanged Himself in Suicide

By The New York Times. The New York City medical examiner said on Friday that Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a federal jail cell was a suicide, confirming he had hanged himself. . .

But the chief medical examiner in New York City, Dr. Barbara Sampson, ruled out foul play. She released a terse statement saying that, after an autopsy and a “careful review of all investigative information,” she had determined the cause of Mr. Epstein’s death was “hanging” and the manner was “suicide.”

Three of Mr. Epstein’s lawyers, Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller, challenged the findings and vowed to conduct their own investigation. (Read more from “Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide” HERE)

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This Encrypted Email Address Was Created in Order to Transfer All of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Remember Hillary Clinton’s emails, the 30,000 or so that went missing that were subpoenaed? Well, we might be able to find them. We just need to ask Google. At The Daily Caller, investigative reporter Luke Rosiak said that the former first lady’s IT guy, who ignored a congressional subpoena, might have created an encrypted Gmail account and forwarded all those communications to that address. So, it looks like the Russians don’t need to look for them after all, a joke that Trump said at a press conference during the 2016 election that sent the liberal media into a tailspin. No, he wasn’t asking the Russians to spy it was in jest. It was sarcastic—and if you think otherwise, pat yourself on the back. You’re one of the reasons why Trump won because he, along with his team, knows the liberal media is corrupt, stupid, or both. And when you know that—you can make these clowns do anything. And he’s done that repeatedly since he won the election.

Anyway, back to Clinton’s IT guy, Rosiak notes the timeline and details, including the discovery that this transfer, which did not seem to spark much interest with now-fired and disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok who was a key person in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary’s server (via Daily Caller):

Virtually every single one of Hillary Clinton’s emails were sent, potentially secretly, to a cryptically named Gmail address, according to a new Senate report.

The finding, which has not been previously reported, means that Clinton’s emails, including classified ones and ones which were later deleted, likely existed on Google’s U.S.-based servers. The FBI said in the report that it knew this — and of the suspicious explanation for it — but did not alert other intelligence agencies or the public, according to the report.

The FBI says that the suspicious Gmail address was set up by an IT aide, Paul Combetta, who worked for a company that managed Clinton’s server. Combetta is the same IT aide who used BleachBit to permanently erase copies of Clinton’s emails after they were subpoenaed by the House, misled the FBI about it, and was given immunity from prosecution, all while asking for basic computing advice on Reddit.

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Hilarious: Here’s Who Trump Says Is the ‘Only Real Winner’ in Rashida Tlaib’s Israel Setup

Katie covered early Friday the fact that anti-semitic Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s dishonest PR stunt regarding her Israel trip, or as Rep. Tlaib would say ‘Palestine,’ was a complete set up from the beginning designed to make Israel look bad. “Yesterday after the Israeli government denied Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Tlaib from entering the country due to their advocacy for the BDS movement, Tlaib was offered a humanitarian exception to visit her grandmother,” Katie wrote. It was revealed that Rep. Tlaib actually asked permission from the Israel government to visit her relatives and promised she would not speak about the BDS issues. But, after being granted permission, she refused to go because she claimed Israel was still somehow oppressing her with their restrictions. . .

“Omar and Tlaib weren’t denied entry to Israel because they are Muslim, they were denied entry because they are tied to terrorism, actively support the BDS movement and do not believe the country has the right to exist. It’s not complicated. It is simple. They won’t be visiting Israel for these reasons, but, they already knew that.”

Friday evening, it seems President Donald J. Trump would agree with Katie’s analysis.

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‘Free’ College? Green New Deal? Socialist Health Care? Study Finds It’s Impossible to Pay for Them by Only Squeezing the Rich

Progressives have recently put forward a lot of high-priced policy proposals, but a new study released Wednesday finds that it’s “arithmetically impossible” to pay for the “progressive agenda” by only raising taxes on the wealthy.

The report, authored by David Burton, Heritage Foundation senior fellow in economic policy, ran the numbers on long list of popular progressive policy promises and found that it’s impossible to cover their total costs by taxing only people who make over $200,000 per year.

Burton took estimated costs from a list of proposals, including the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y, government-backed health insurance supported by 2020 Democrats like Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vt., and taxpayer-funded college tuition proposed by Sanders, and came up with a total aggregate price tag of $48 to $92 trillion over 10 years.

Burton then added the lower cost estimate to the current projected baseline spending level for the next 10 years and found that implementing those four agenda items would put the U.S. somewhere between 3rd place to Finland and France in government spending (on the low end) and spending that would “dwarf” the levels of “any other developed country.”

Burton then looked to tax numbers and concluded that even if the government were to confiscate 100 percent of the incomes of everyone making over $200,000 annually while also confiscating all the income of all corporations, it would raise “at most” $34.6 trillion. That amount is “between only 37 percent and 72 percent of the cost of the progressive agenda,” depending on the cost estimate.

“Even using lower cost estimates, confiscating every dollar earned by every taxpayer with incomes of $200,000 or more would only pay for about half of the progressive agenda,” the report’s summary says.

“And that figure is based on the false assumption that people would continue to work, save, and invest when subject to a 100 percent flat tax,” Burton continues. “The reality is that progressive promises can only be funded by increasing taxes on the middle class from three to 10 times their current level or, for a limited time, by dramatic and unsustainable increases in federal borrowing.”

That all translates to astronomically higher taxes for hardworking families and/or astronomically higher debt for their children to deal with.

The Heritage findings run contrary to the widespread assumption that America’s fiscal woes could be addressed if we just put the screws to the wealthy for more revenue. That’s far from the case. In fact, if the government were to tax every American billionaire for everything they were worth, we’d have enough revenue to make about a 14 percent dent in the national debt or fully fund a 4.75 trillion federal budget for just under eight months. (For more from the author of “‘Free’ College? Green New Deal? Socialist Health Care? Study Finds It’s Impossible to Pay for Them by Only Squeezing the Rich” please click HERE)

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ICE Arrests Convicted Illegal Alien Sex Offender Released by Sanctuary Boulder County

It’s not just low-level criminal aliens who are released by sanctuary jurisdictions like Boulder County, Colorado, in defiance of federal law. Sanctuaries apparently will not honor ICE detainer requests even for those convicted of child sex charges.

“On Aug. 7, 2019, in Longmont, Colorado, deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Roberto Gutierrez-Hernandez, 59, a citizen of Mexico, who was convicted July 15, 2019, in the 20th Judicial District Court Boulder County of sex assault on a child,” said an ICE spokeswoman in a statement issued last week to local media.

How was someone convicted of sex assault on a child released after conviction?

In July, Gutierrez-Hernandez was sentenced to 10 years of “sex offender intensive supervised probation,” but no jail time. I confirmed this with the Boulder County district attorney’s office. This explains why he wasn’t locked up even after the conviction. The fact that someone convicted of child sex offenses doesn’t serve a day of prison is also peculiar, but has become very common in blue states like Colorado.

But the story is worse than that. There is a history behind the Gutierrez-Hernandez story that has not been released to the public nor reported on by local media. According to ICE spokeswoman Alethea Smock, Gutierrez-Hernandez was arrested twice in 2017. Before being arrested for the child sex offense in November of that year, he was arrested in March. ICE placed detainers both times. Both detainers were ignored and he was set free, which makes the sex offense 100 percent avoidable. He should have been detained and deported after the March arrest. Moreover, this means an illegal alien sex offender was able to remain in the community for nearly two years through the disposition of this case without being removed.

“ICE lodged a detainer on Roberto Gutierrez-Hernandez, 59, a citizen of Mexico, with the Boulder County (Colorado) Jail after Gutierrez-Hernandez was arrested on local charges in March 2017,” said Smock Thursday to a CR inquiry. “The jail refused to honor the detainer and released him back to the community to reoffend. Gutierrez was later arrested for sexual assault on a child in November 2017, and ICE lodged another detainer with the Boulder County Jail. However, the jail refused to honor the agency’s detainer a second time.”

Court records show he was arrested for aggravated assault in March 2017, but charges were later dismissed. However, that should still have led to his removal. Only legal immigrants with green cards require a conviction to warrant removal.

It wasn’t until last month that Gutierrez-Hernandez was finally sentenced. Even then, he was let out on probation, and had ICE not caught up with him, he would have remained undetected. Colorado, in violation of 8 U.S. Code §1324 and §1373, passed a law earlier this year barring local law enforcement from sharing probation records with ICE. §1324 prohibits states from shielding aliens from detection, while §1373 prohibits them from “prohibit[ing], or in any way restrict[ing], any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.”

The purpose of those federal laws is quite simple. With the recidivism problem among criminals on probation, there is no reason why American communities should be on the hook for future crimes committed by illegal aliens. The entire premise of a criminal alien remaining in this country on probation is a laughable paradox. He should complete his “probation” outside the country, where, according to immigration law, he belongs, even without the criminal record.

Shockingly, even in the case of a convicted child sex offender, Colorado and Boulder County in particular will do everything they can to harbor the ultimate public safety concern.

This is a growing problem. As I reported earlier this month, Oregon has also let out criminal aliens charged with child sex offenses, against ICE detainers. Yet because of the DHS’ strict privacy policies, ICE officials are prohibited from proactively publicizing the egregious records of the criminal aliens shielded by sanctuaries or being heralded as “victims” by many in the local and national media.

In this case, for example, the local media is publishing puff pieces sympathetic to this convicted child sex offender and insinuating that ICE is denying this individual health care in the detention facility, but fails to mention the fact that he was a child sex offender who should long ago have been removed from the country if not for the sanctuary policies. Local media has been posting Facebook videos taken by this individual’s son and treating the convicted sex offender as a victim.

“I don’t feel he’s getting adequate care, no,” Robert Gutierrez said about his father, according to the local NBC affiliate. “From the calls that we’ve received from him, he complains a lot from the way the psychologist and doctors treat him. Yesterday we got reports of the psychologist laughing at whatever he was saying.” A group of activists are protesting treatment at the facility.

This is a case of inmates running the asylum. Illegal aliens can break into the country, be ordered deported, commit the most heinous crimes, and then when ICE does the community a favor and enforces the law, ICE agents get treated like the criminals while the child molesters are treated as victims.

It was only by chance that I came across this story and asked the right questions, which allowed ICE to release the truth about this individual. There are endless cases like these on a daily basis, but the information never gets out to the public. There is therefore no robust debate about how to close the criminal alien loopholes and enforce federal law against sanctuary cities. . .

Obviously, we are a very divided country on many issues, including some of the fundamentals of immigration policy. But by definition, if someone has to be placed on a sex offender registry and is therefore a public safety threat, how could we have illegal aliens knowingly listed by local government and not turned over to ICE? The entire purpose of the registry that we don’t lock up sex offenders forever and are forced to take precautions when they are let out. But illegal aliens can and should be removed from the country. How many other illegal aliens remain in this country in plain sight, listed on sex offender registries?

Why is it too much to ask that we don’t harbor other countries’ child sex offenders? (For more from the author of “ICE Arrests Convicted Illegal Alien Sex Offender Released by Sanctuary Boulder County” please click HERE)

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If You Want a Reason Why Israel Barred Anti-Israel Democrats From Entering, Just Look What They Wrote on Their Itinerary

Well, this was predictable. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to the defense of her terrorist-sympathizing colleagues known for peddling anti-Semitic tropes today. The call was made and the anti-Semitism defense league was assembled. Why? Well, as Katie noted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred Reps. Rashida Talib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country and rightfully so. Both women support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which is viciously anti-Israel. And by vicious, I mean, these clowns are pushing for the destruction of the Jewish state[.] . .

AOC then accused Netanyahu of supporting a message that only some Americans are welcome (via The Hill):

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he announced he would not permit Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry for an upcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

“[Members of Congress] are frequently asked to visit Israel to ‘see things for ourselves,’” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “But Netanyahu choosing to ban the only 2 Muslim women in Congress from entering tells the US that only *some* Americans are welcome to Israel, not all.”

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D.C. Archbishop Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Homosexual Predator at National Shrine

Washington, DC, Archbishop Wilton Gregory said Tuesday he hopes to see a full “forensic investigation” into the case of Monsignor Walter Rossi, rector of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, who has been accused of serial homosexual predation.

Meanwhile, Msgr. Rossi’s home diocese of Scranton, PA, has opened a formal inquiry into allegations against the priest that date back to at least 2013, Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported Wednesday.

“Bishop Joseph Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, has commenced the process of launching a full forensic investigation into the concerns that have been raised,” regarding Msgr. Walter Rossi, the diocese said in a statement. The Scranton diocese will work “jointly and cooperatively” with the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, in its “comprehensive investigation.”

“Approximately one year ago, concerns were raised in the public sector regarding Monsignor Walter Rossi, a priest who was incardinated in the Diocese of Scranton but who has served more than 20 years at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,” the diocese said.

“The Diocese of Scranton referred those initial concerns to the Archdiocese of Washington, which investigated certain specific allegations and determined them to be unfounded,” the statement said. “Additional concerns have now surfaced, however, requiring a broadened investigation.” (Read more from “D.C. Archbishop Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Homosexual Predator at National Shrine” HERE)

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Trump Considering Buying World’s Biggest Island

President Trump made his name as a real-estate man, and now he is reportedly contemplating the biggest purchase of his life: buying Greenland.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance, and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.”

Denmark owns Greenland, although Greenland is self-ruled, At over 836,000 square miles, Greenland is the world’s largest island (Australia and Antarctica are considered landmasses.) Despite its enormous size, only 56,000 people live in Greenland; that’s because three-quarters of Greenland is covered by a permanent ice sheet.

Greenland came under the Norwegian crown in 1262; the Portuguese briefly claimed it at the start of the 16th century. In the early 1700’s, Denmark and Norway, which were joined under one crown, owned the island, but in 1814 when the union was dissolved, Denmark took control. In 1979, Denmark granted Greenland home rule. Denmark now handles Greenland’s foreign and security policy.

Trump is due to visit Copenhagen in September. The Wall Street Journal notes, “A decades-old defense treaty between Denmark and the U.S. gives the U.S. military virtually unlimited rights in Greenland at America’s northernmost base, Thule Air Base. Located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle, it includes a radar station that is part of a U.S. ballistic missile early warning system. The base is also used by the U.S. Air Force Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.” (Read more from “Trump Considering Buying World’s Biggest Island” HERE)

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Epstein’s Bodyguard Gives ‘Nervous’ Interview, ‘Backs Away’ From Previous Statements

In an interview with M.L. Nestel published by New York Magazine Wednesday, the former bodyguard of Jeffrey Epstein — the wealthy financier who was found dead in his cell from suspected self-strangulation on Saturday amid a series of unusual circumstances — contradicted statements Nestel said he made to him in a previous, unpublished interview conducted four years ago.

“To be honest, I didn’t expect that he’d try to back away from the assertions he made in our original interview — but he did,” writes Nestel in the lead-in to the interview. “He also seemed, it is safe to say, quite nervous about saying anything at all.”

The disgraced financier’s former bodyguard, former Russian UFC fighter Igor Zinoviev, told Nestel in the follow-up interview that he “never” talked with Epstein about the first case against him, which resulted in the billionaire pleading guilty to underage prostitution charges.

Nestel, who appeared genuinely surprised by the assertion, followed up by reading what he said was a direct quote from Zinoviev in their 2015 interview about Epstein’s relationships with teenage girlfriends: “So many time I tried to stop him. I try to tell tell him my opinion about that. He don’t listen to me. That’s the reason why I’m not working for him no more. I make him do that — to let me go.” . . .

When Nestel stressed that he “definitely” told him previously there were teenage girls involved, Zinoviev said, “No, no. It’s not that. He working like work-release on other stuff. And I just tell him, you know, he would order his girlfriends around, and I told him, ‘Calm down.’ It’s not just teenage girls,” Zinoviev replied. “I never see teenage girls in my life at his house. That’s what it is. That’s a misunderstanding. Completely.” (Read more from “Epstein’s Bodyguard Gives ‘Nervous’ Interview, ‘Backs Away’ From Previous Statements” HERE)

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