Daily Archives: April 3, 2019

April 3 At the Foot of the Cross

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 7:8–12

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Paul wanted the best for the people in Corinth. He loved the church and worked for the good of its members. During a trip to Macedonia, Paul realized that the ethical and doctrinal problems in Corinth were so great that, without correction, they would result in the ruination of the church. So Paul wrote a stinging disciplinary letter to the church. Preferring the people of Corinth to be wounded in correction and healed rather than continue on the pathway of sin and death, he rebuked them.

It is the concept that one finds in cancer treatments. The manner by which cancer is treated is by radiation or chemotherapy, which destroys harmful cells. Though the remedy is often harsh and draining, it stops the cancer’s consumption of the body. In 2 Corinthians 7:10, Paul wrote that our sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation.

God does not desire to see you face pain and suffering, but at times there are such destructive things at work in your life that He must root them out. His desire is that you would repent. He kills the cancerous cells of sin so that you might be able to enjoy the abundant life He has for you.

God invites you to come to the foot of the cross and confess your sins to Him. Acknowledge the sins that plague you so He can help you live the full life you were intended to experience.

Lord, the sting of correction is less painful than the cancer of sin. Search my heart and reveal to me the areas where my sin is hidden.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 98). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

April 3 The Cry of the Cross

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2

Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:2

I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

To some, a cross might seem an odd symbol for a religious faith. It does, after all, carry the same meaning as an electric chair or a hangman’s noose—death.

Yet this gruesome form of Roman torture stands at the heart of Christianity. An emblem such as the sign of the fish is a legitimate New Testament expression, but the cross of Jesus Christ is the authentic badge of Christianity.

You see, God so loved you that Christ died for you. There was no way around it. Sin—the state and condition into which all men are born—had carved an abyss between God and man that nothing but the Cross could traverse. The message of the Cross is love, God’s immeasurable, amazing love for man. The holy love of God sent His Son to earth in human form and placed Him on two pieces of timber.

When you think upon the cross and its painful accoutrements—nails, thorns, jeers, whips, and ridicule—think of the overwhelming love of God. God loves you. He died for you. He was raised for you. He saves all who trust Him for forgiveness of sin. He reserves eternity in your name. That is the love of God and the consummate cry of the cross.

Lord, thank You for Your overwhelming love demonstrated at Calvary. You died for me. You were raised for me. You saved me and have reserved eternity in my name. Thank You that I have heard the cry of the cross.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 98). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Ex-Gay Testimony: The Gospel Radically Changed My Heart and Desires — Reformation Charlotte

In an ungodly movement in the Church today, the idea that one can be a Christian while still sexually attracted to people of the same sex is gaining momentum. It teaches that same-sex attraction, in and of itself, is not sinful unless acted upon. This notion is contrary to the teachings of the Scripture, namely that the root of sin is a wicked heart.

The following is a testimony from Josef Löwdin who says he experienced these vile attractions before he was saved, but was radically changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

via Ex-Gay Testimony: The Gospel Radically Changed My Heart and Desires — Reformation Charlotte

April 3 God’s Immeasurable Riches

Scripture reading: Colossians 2:1–10

Key verse: Hebrews 1:2

[God] has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.

The word heir evokes thoughts of money or property handed down from generation to generation, with some special person receiving a legacy from a parent or relative. The heir is granted full benefits and ownership privileges and has the gratifying knowledge that he is unique, blessed, chosen for honor in some way.

Not many of us will inherit a vast estate or get a surprise phone call from a wealthy relation. But with Jesus as your Savior, you are already an heir with Him of all God’s immeasurable riches. God the Father gave everything to Jesus, “whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” (Heb. 1:2). He is your fullness and abundant supply for every part of your being.

Do you need strength? God has all power and gives energy for every task. Do you lack wisdom? He provides discernment and insight that cut through even the densest fog of confusion. Are you searching for contentment? Jesus gives you peace beyond human understanding.

A bank account can be depleted; a fortune can dwindle away; houses and property can be taken. But the inheritance you have in Christ is untouchable, unchanging, and inexhaustible.

Thank You, dear Lord, that my inheritance in You is untouchable, unchanging, and inexhaustible. You are all I need![1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 98). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

TV Star Praises Trump, Slams Obama over Prison Reform Legislation

Actor Isaiah Washington on Monday contrasted President Donald Trump’s successful implementation of prison reforms that have helped black Americans with the lack of effort put forth by former President Barack Obama.

Washington, who starred in ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” was among those invited to the White House on Monday to celebrate the initial success of the First Step Act, a package of criminal justice reform and prisoner rehabilitation legislation that Trump signed late last year, Fox News reported.

During the event, Trump praised the law’s progress and vowed that follow-up legislation he called the Second Step Act would increase supports to help ex-offenders get the training and education they need to find work when they leave prison.

Washington made no secret of his pleasure with Trump’s actions.

“I voted for 44 twice,” he tweeted. “I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct.”

Source: TV Star Praises Trump, Slams Obama over Prison Reform Legislation

Border Rep.: ‘Every Gangster Coming Across Means Somebody’s Going to Be Raped…Going to be Robbed’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (Screenshot)

Every addition illegal alien gangster allowed into the U.S. ensures that more Americans will be raped and robbed, Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert said Wednesday.

By diverting border personnel from border protection to care for illegal alien children and families, the U.S. is allowing dangerous illegal aliens into the country, Rep. Gohmert told Fox & Friends First:

“It is just outrageous. And, every gangster coming across means somebody is going to be raped in this country, somebody is going to be robbed. And, we need those people back on the border. It is just incalculable the damage the Democrats are doing by not helping our president.”

“Every single inch” of the Southwest U.S. border is being controlled by the drug cartels, Gohmert added:

“We know the drug cartels control every single inch of the border, and the president’s doing all he can. And, the threat to close the border should be taken as very real, because we’ve got to do something to stop these folks.”

It is crucial to use “non-lethal” force to keep illegal aliens from setting even one foot in the U.S – because, once they do, they get into the system and claim asylum to prevent deportation, Gohmert said:

“And, I think a very critical thing would be to say: use non-lethal methods to prevent people from setting one foot in our country – because, once they get a foot here, it’s a matter of then processing them. And, I think the president would be well justified to say ‘No more asylum until we get this under control.’”

Source: Border Rep.: ‘Every Gangster Coming Across Means Somebody’s Going to Be Raped…Going to be Robbed’

Man Arrested While Attempting To Smuggle Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Into San Antonio Airport | The Babylon Bee

SAN ANTONIO, TX—A local man was apprehended today while trying to smuggle a delicious Chick-fil-A classic chicken sandwich into San Antonio International Airport.

The man was reportedly acting suspiciously as he approached a TSA checkpoint, looking around nervously and feeling something in his pocket. When he got to the scanners, he was called aside for a check, and sure enough, agents discovered the warm, moist, tender chicken sandwich. He was tackled to the floor and dragged away by force.

Later on, during questioning, the man reportedly claimed he just wanted something to eat on the plane, but investigators weren’t buying it. “It was obvious he wanted to bring hate and discrimination into this place in an act of terror,” said a member of the San Antonio city council. “It’s not ISIS or other extremist groups we need to worry about—it’s Christian sandwiches.”

The TSA was praised for doing its job heroically.

“We’re just doing our jobs,” said a TSA agent at the scene. “We’re not heroes. Any ordinary American would have done the same for us, to ensure the people at this airport are protected from bigoted, hateful, tasty chicken sandwiches.”

At publishing time, sources had confirmed that a TSA agent had confiscated the sandwich and devoured it slowly to ensure there was nothing illicit in the meat.

Source: Man Arrested While Attempting To Smuggle Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Into San Antonio Airport

Facebook Under Fire For Demanding Access To User’s Email Passwords When Signing Up For A New Profile Page — Now The End Begins


Just two weeks after admitting it stored hundreds of millions of its users’ own passwords insecurely, Facebook is demanding some users fork over the password for their outside email account as the price of admission to the social network.

Facebook has become the social media version of the Mark of the Beast, and their latest attempt at invading your privacy will really anger you. Hundreds of thousands of new users, when signing up for a Facebook profile, were greeted with a popup box that asked them to not only confirm their email, but demanded their email password as well. This new ‘feature’ is called ‘password verification‘, and it was met with instant outrage.

For years now, we have be following the end times exploits of Mark Zukerberg and his One World social system called Facebook, and with each passing year things get worse and worse. We have gotten so used to communicating on Facebook that we no longer see it for the prophetical fulfillment it truly is. As of 2018, Facebook had 2,300,000,000 daily users posting and reading content around the globe, and is growing at a rate of 17% each year. Is short, it is the single greatest communication device ever conceived by mankind, second only to the Internet itself.

Remember years ago, when all these things were still yet future, and we were all so sure we would be able to recognize the One World System when it showed up and vowed to never be a part of it? Well…looks like we didn’t do so well with that one. It’s here and we’re in it.

‘Beyond Sketchy’: Facebook Demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

FROM THE DAILY BEAST: Facebook users are being interrupted by an interstitial demanding they provide the password for the email account they gave to Facebook when signing up. “To continue using Facebook, you’ll need to confirm your email,” the message demands. “Since you signed up with [email address], you can do that automatically …”

A form below the message asked for the users’ “email password.”

“That’s beyond sketchy,” security consultant Jake Williams told the Daily Beast. “They should not be taking your password or handling your password in the background. If that’s what’s required to sign up with Facebook, you’re better off not being on Facebook.”

In a statement emailed to The Daily Beast after this story published, Facebook reiterated its claim it doesn’t store the email passwords. But the company also announced it will end the practice altogether.

“We understand the password verification option isn’t the best way to go about this, so we are going to stop offering it,” Facebook wrote.

It’s not clear how widely the new measure was deployed, but in its statement Facebook said users retain the option of bypassing the password demand and activating their account through more conventional means, such as “a code sent to their phone or a link sent to their email.” Those options are presented to users who click on the words “Need help?” in one corner of the page.

The additional login step was noticed over the weekend by a cybersecurity watcher on Twitter called “e-sushi.” The Daily Beast tested the claim by establishing a new Facebook account under circumstances the company’s system might flag as suspicious, using a disposable webmail address and connecting through a VPN in Romania. A reporter was taken to the same screen demanding the email password.

“By going down that road, you’re practically fishing for passwords you are not supposed to know!,” e-sushi wrote in a tweet.

Small print below the password field promises, “Facebook won’t store your password.” But the company has recently been criticized for repurposing information it originally acquired for “security” reasons.

Last year Facebook was caught allowing advertisers to target its users using phone numbers users provided for two-factor authentication; users handed over their numbers so Facebook could send a text message with a secret code when they log in. More recently the company drew the ire of privacy advocates when it began making those phone numbers searchable, so anyone can locate the matching user “in defiance of user expectations and security best practices,” wrote the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group.

Facebook also has a checkered history when it comes to securely handling passwords. Last month the company acknowledged that unencrypted passwords for hundreds of millions of its users had been stored for years in company logs accessible to 2,000 employees. READ MORE

via Facebook Under Fire For Demanding Access To User’s Email Passwords When Signing Up For A New Profile Page — Now The End Begins

Alexander’s Column: On the Border — Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste…

Democrats will hold the line, seeing the crisis on the border as a political opening to loosen immigration policy and grow their voter constituency pipeline.

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” —George Washington

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy on 16 June 2015, he made economic growth, fair trade, and border security/immigration reform the centerpieces of his campaign. In his now-familiar brash New York bravado, he declared, “I will build a great wall ― and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me ― and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.”

After his election in November 2016, he clarified, “For certain areas I would [build a fence], but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate.”

On 25 January 2017, among his earliest initiatives as president, he signed Executive Order 13767, “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” giving direction to the Department of Homeland Security as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection to enhance border barriers and security. He cited the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), the Secure Fence Act of 2006, and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

DHS estimated the cost of secure barriers, walls, and fencing along our southern border to be $21 billion — substantially more than the Trump administration’s estimate. DHS also estimated the project would take three years to complete.

In February, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a state visit to the White House, protesting, “Mexico does not believe in walls. I’ve said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall.” Clearly not. Generations of American politicians have campaigned on curbing illegal immigration, but did little or nothing about it, believing it would be unpopular with Hispanic and Latino constituencies and bad for business. (In December 2018, Trump declared, “Mexico is paying for the wall because the trade deal is billions and billions of dollars better than the old NAFTA trade deal.”)

That was the beginning of the border debacle that now pits Trump against Democrat Party leaders who gave regular lip service to border security — until Trump made it a centerpiece of his presidential platform.

So, how did we arrive at the current deadlock?

Given that Trump cut deeply into blue-collar Democrat territory in 2016, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer adopted a strategy to flip-flop on border security in order to appease their Hispanic and Latino constituents. After years of advocating for border security on behalf of their lower- and middle-income constituents — because we all know that illegal immigration puts downward pressure on American workers’ wages — Democrat leaders have since calculated that the only way to defeat Trump is to redouble their appeal to Hispanics and Latinos. But Democrats don’t care about illegal immigrants and their children — beyond their usefulness as political fodder.

What followed was the rapid growth of so-called sanctuary cities, leftist-controlled enclaves advocating open borders and protection from deportation, which naturally invited illegal immigrants to swarm the border. Just over a year into Trump’s administration, there were more than 500 declared sanctuary zones. At the same time, Democrats encouraged the practice of anchor-baby citizenship to ensure a pipeline of future Hispanic voters.

In his 2018 State of the Union, President Trump clearly articulated his immigration and border-security policy, and he condemned the Left’s flip-flop against American workers.

Fortunately for Democrats, they were able to surf the phony Trump/Russia collusion wave during the 2018 midterm elections and regain control of the House.

I note “fortunately for Democrats” because, as it turns out, the efficacy of their flip-flop on illegal immigration is not as clear as they’d hoped. Many legal and illegal immigrants in the U.S. now know what blue-collar American workers knew in 2016 — that illegal immigration puts downward pressure on their wages.

In January, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that Hispanic and Latino approval of President Trump surged 19 points in just one month to 50%. A McLaughlin & Associates survey in March confirmed the January surge.

Fortunately for the nation, the Demos’ fake collusion narrative, which provided them victory last November, is finally falling apart.

But the Demo House majority has created much greater obstacles for Trump’s border and immigration policy objectives. He responded in late December with a partial government shutdown, a flawed attempt to break the congressional logjam.

Responding to the shutdown, Pelosi declared, “The fact is, we all agree we need to secure our borders. … The fact is, the women and children at the border are not a security threat; they are a humanitarian challenge — a challenge that President Trump’s own cruel and counterproductive policies have only deepened.”

The fact is, Pelosi has that exactly backwards, and she knows it.

The Democrats have advertised to poor people in Central America that we have an open border, and this has cruelly encouraged the caravans flooding north and overwhelmed border-security personnel with immigrants who have been coached to falsely claim asylum. Democrats have thus created the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border.

On February 15, in another tactical move to break the border-policy deadlock, Trump signed an emergency declaration in order to bypass Congress and fund his border-security plan. Emergency declarations have been issued more than 50 times by the last six presidents, and for matters far less urgent than this one.

The declaration calls for $8.1 billion from various sources, including $3.6 billion from DoD construction projects, $2.5 billion from DoD drug-interdiction funds, and $600 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

According to Trump, “The law is 100% on my side.” And Georgetown constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley, a Democrat, affirms that he is correct. According to Turley: “Congress expressly gave presidents the authority to declare such emergencies and act unilaterally. The 1976 National Emergencies Act gives presidents sweeping authority as well as allowance … to declare an ‘immigration emergency’ to deal with an ‘influx of aliens which either is of such magnitude … that effective administration of the immigration laws of the United States is beyond the existing capabilities’ of immigration authorities…. The basis for such an invocation generally includes the ‘likelihood of continued growth in the magnitude of the influx,’ rising criminal activity … and ‘other circumstances.'”

Predictably, Pelosi immediately responded with a legislative proposal to reject the declaration, which the president vetoed, saying, “As President, the protection of the nation is my highest duty. Congress passed a dangerous resolution that, if signed into law, would put countless Americans in danger — very grave danger.”

Pelosi couldn’t muster the votes to override his veto, so the declaration stands. Undeterred, Schumer and Pelosi then issued memos to Demos and their Leftmedia echo chambers to parrot their talking point that Trump’s objective was to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.” And they all dutifully did just that.

On March 15, the president reiterated his defense of the declaration, saying, “The situation at the southern border is rapidly deteriorating.”

And indeed it has continued to do so.

Here, then, is a current assessment of the crisis Pelosi and company manufactured on our southern border — in the name of political expedience.

According to former Obama Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson: “When I was in office, in Kirstjen Nielsen’s job at her desk, I got to work around 6:30 in the morning and there’d be my intelligence book sitting on my desk — the PDP and also the apprehension numbers from the day before — and I would look at them every morning. It would be the first thing I looked at and I probably got too close to the problem. And my staff will tell you if it was under 1,000 apprehensions the day before, that was a relatively good number; and if it was above 1,000, it was a relatively bad number, and I was going to be in a bad mood the whole day. On [March 26] there were 4,000 apprehensions. I know that 1,000 overwhelms the system and I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like. So we are truly in a crisis.”

Johnson thoroughly debunked the Demo chorus that Trump “manufactured the crisis,” adding, “By anyone’s definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border. Four thousand apprehensions on our southern border in one day, 100,000 in a month, is a crisis.”

Nielsen, Trump’s DHS secretary, concluded this week: “The situation at our southern border has gone from a crisis to near system-wide meltdown. As the president has declared — this is a national emergency. … Late last year, we were apprehending 50,000-60,000 migrants a month at the southern border. Last month, we apprehended more than 75,000, the highest in over a decade. And now we are nearing 100,000 migrants per month. … Because of outdated laws, misguided court decisions, and a massive backlog of cases, the majority of those who do not have a legal right to stay in the United States will never be removed. Smugglers and traffickers know these weaknesses, and they are taking advantage of what they see as a ‘free ticket’ into America.”

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol union, said Tuesday, “This is the worst crisis the Border Patrol has ever faced in the history of the Border Patrol and we’re going back to 1924. In my 21-year career as a Border Patrol agent, I’ve never seen it like this, and I’ve worked in the busiest locations. … In the history of the Border Patrol it’s never been like this before. This is the worst it’s ever been and if we don’t do something it’s going to continue to get worse.”

Even the Democrats’ Leftmedia lemmings are acknowledging that the border crisis is not “manufactured,” including both the The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Fact is, by any measure there is also a crisis within our borders.

Illegal immigrants are net consumers of taxpayer services, costing federal, state, and local governments more than $8,000 per person annually. That’s more than $135 billion a year, primarily for “free” education ($46 billion), medical services ($29 billion), law enforcement ($23 billion), and welfare ($9 billion).

Illegal immigrants pay approximately $19 billion in taxes, and the net cost to American taxpayers is about $116 billion. The net taxpayer cost over the lifetime of a single illegal-immigrant laborer is approximately $231,000.

Of course, we really don’t know and won’t know the full extent of the illegal-immigrant cost and crisis within our borders, or where the greatest distribution of federal taxpayer dollars are being allocated to support illegal immigrants, because Democrats are blocking citizenship questions on the next census. If they are successful in the courts, they will succeed at artificially inflating the population demographics of “sanctuary” cities and states to increase their electoral representation.

Regardless, Pelosi and Schumer are standing firm in support of their open-border policies and the humanitarian crisis they’ve created.

Thus, President Trump fired an additional shot over the Democrats’ bow, announcing this week that his next step might be to shut down the border entirely until Democrats come around.

Trump declared, “Security is more important to me than trade. We’re going to have a strong border, or we’re going to have a closed border.”

The president says he wants action by both Mexico and Congress. “If they don’t, or if we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border’s going to be closed, 100%. We’re going to close the border … or we’re going to close large sections of the border. But it’s the only way we’re getting a response, and I’m totally ready to do it.”

Trump is taking considerable heat from both sides of the political aisle because of the projected impact of a total border closure. The administration is considering a modified border-closure strategy, leaving the border open to commercial traffic but shutting down all noncommercial and foot traffic.

Mexico got the message, at least temporarily, and authorities there are apprehending thousands of immigrants on their own southern border. Additionally, the Mexican government has promised to restrict migrants’ transit visas and deport those attempting to get to the United States who don’t have proper documentation.

Trump’s response: “We’ll see.”

But make no mistake, Democrats will hold the line. Adhering to the advice of Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” they see the crisis on the border as a political opening to loosen constraints on immigration and grow their voter constituency pipeline.

To that end, this week Julian Castro became the first Demo 2020 candidate to propose a border-crisis “solution” — claiming he is “putting people first,” but most certainly not the American people. His proposal is basically a Demo-voter open-border pipeline plan promoting unlimited immigration, extending citizenship and voting rights to illegal immigrants, and subverting enforcement of immigration laws.

I would suggest that the Trump administration add an additional tactic: Start every day by highlighting in the White House briefing the violent assaults and murders being committed by illegal immigrants — and hang those tragedies around Democrat necks.

Bottom line: The immigration policy debacle is not about “The Wall.” It’s about the abject disregard of U.S. sovereignty by elected Democrats and their media minions in order to ensure electoral dominance in the future.

Finally, for the record, it’s worth once again reviewing what Democrats said when they were in favor of border security…

Nancy Pelosi: “Do we have a commitment to secure the border? Yes. … While we need to address the issue of immigration and the challenge we have of undocumented people … we certainly don’t want any more coming in.”

Chuck Schumer: “People who enter the U.S. without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the U.S. legally. … When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey to the American people that their government is not serious about combatting illegal immigration. … I think it is illegal and wrong.”

Barack Obama: “We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law, and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law. We simply cannot allow people to poor into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully, to become immigrants.”

Hillary Clinton: “We have to send a clear message — just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean your child gets to stay. We don’t want to send a message that is contrary to our laws.”

Bill Clinton: “All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders. … It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years.”

All consummate hypocrites ignoring the humanitarian crisis they have created at our southern border in the name of political expedience.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776