Sunday, September 24, 2017

DACA Recipient Disaster: It's All the Democrats' Fault

The DACA recipients don’t want to be called “Dreamers.” Fair enough. Americans are the only dreamers who matter, and only they deserve that name.

Nancy Pelosi deserved the hell she got from the angry crowd of illegals crashing her press conference. The Democratic Party created this mess. They controlled all levers of power during the first two years of President Obama’s administration—and they did nothing about immigration.

Obama cynically created this unconstitutional Deferred Action programs, first for the illegal minors, (DACA) then for their illegal parents (DAPA) only for his political gain. DAPA was rightly struck down, and President Trump correctly rescinded DACA.

These "dreamers" have turned into the Democratic Party’s nightmare—and Democrats have only themselves to blame.

Media Fail: WV Republican Governor Has Not Rejected GOP Candidates

The Hill is a generally liberal-leaning rag covering all the major business on Capitol Hill (Aptly named) in Washington DC.

Now they are depending on BuzzFeed, the fake news frenzy of the Internet, to cough up stories claiming that the newly registered Republican Governor of West Virginia is leaning toward endorsing incumbent US Senator Joe Manchin for re-election:

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a former Democrat who announced in August that he was switching his party affiliation to Republican, declined this week to pledge his support for his new party's eventual challenger to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).
BuzzFeed News reported that during a GOP gathering in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday, Justice spoke positively about Republicans who were running to unseat Manchin. But he stopped short of making a loyalty pledge when asked to do so.
Instead, BuzzFeed reported, citing two Republicans who were in the room, Justice said that he would look to President Trump regarding the Senate race.

The text could not make it clearer. There is no indication that Justice is running away from his party label. Senator Manchin is already facing a primary challenge from his left. He will not vote in line with the needs of West Virginians, no matter how popular he may make himself out to be. Jim Justice joined with the GOP most likely because he realized the best way to play ball in his own state and with an established GOP trifecta in Washington DC was to go along with the right.
Besides, how can any down-to-earth politico claim any further connection or affiliation with the left-wing antics of the current Democratic Party, which has completely lost touch with working Americans and basic Middle America values.

Sorry, liberal media, but you are not going to create another non-entity wedge in West Virginia, and all the machinations to save Joe Manchin will not pan out!

Representative Ed Royce: Making Connections with Asian-American Communities

Do you want to know what gets me out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that someone, somewhere in Southern California, who desperately needs a job to support their family, just had their prayers answered.
They may not know it yet… but business leaders that I met with recently in South Korea and Taiwan announced thousands of jobs will be coming to Southern California.

Promoting economic prosperity is at the top of my agenda, and I know that the cross-border movement of goods and services is vital to the long-term health of the American economy. 
That’s why I recently led a bipartisan delegation to South Korea and Taiwan to expand U.S. trade opportunities and establish new partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region.
America has a great friend in South Korea and Taiwan, and our continued partnership is vital to the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula. As Kim Jong Un’s threats grow, we must strengthen the bonds between our two countries – including trade that provides good jobs for both Americans and South Koreans.
Keep scrolling below to see pictures from my trip and to read more about the new job opportunities coming our way... 

 Rep. Royce and Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07) meeting with Chairman of CJ Group 
Sohn Kyung-Shik (pictured center) in Seoul, South Korea.
During my visit to Seoul South Korea, I met with leaders from CJ Group and SPC Group. Both companies have announced plans to expand investment in the United States—including right here in the 39th district! The announcement by CJ Group includes:
  • Investment of approximately $5 million in 2018 to expand food manufacturing operations at its facility in Fullerton, California, which will lead to an estimated 30 new jobs.
  • Investment over the next two years of approximately $90 million to construct a ready-meal manufacturing plant in Southern California, which will lead to an estimated 200 new jobs.
SPC Group Chairman Hur Young-in (pictured below) announced that the company is planning to increase the number of Paris Baguette stores in the U.S. to 300 by 2020 creating up to 10,000 new jobs. Click HERE to learn more.
 Rep. Royce meeting with Chairman of SPC Group Hur Young-in (pictured center).

 Rep. Royce and members of the U.S. delegation met with the Mayor of Taoyuan, Cheng Wen-tsan (pictured third from left), and China Airlines Chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan (pictured far right).
During my first day in Taiwan, I met with the Mayor of Taoyuan, Cheng Wen-tsan, to discuss economic opportunities for both Americans and Taiwanese. I am grateful to Mayor Cheng for extending such a warm welcome to the U.S. delegation.
As Taiwan’s gateway to the world, I know that Mayor Cheng understands the importance of the free flow of tourism, goods, and services.  I look forward to growing the U.S.-Taiwan economic partnership -- it is a win-win for both American and Taiwanese businesses. Click HERE to learn more.

 Rep. Royce meeting with Henry Cheng, Acting Chairman and CEO of 85℃USA Division.

Taiwan continues to invest substantially in Southern California. 85C is a thriving business that has, introduced Taiwanese-style bakery products to a mainstream audience. They have created roughly 1,000 jobs throughout the 39th Congressional district.The success of 85C is a phenomenon that has swept the country and I’m thrilled to learn that they plan to continue growing and providing more job opportunities in California.Click HERE to learn more.

 Rep. Royce and Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan seated in a China Airlines simulator.
Since Taiwan was granted visa waiver status--something I championed--travel between our two countries has increased by fifty percent.  The demand for direct flights from Taiwan to Southern California, not only for family and friends to visit one another but also for business opportunities, is high. That is why I have been working to secure direct flights from Taoyuan to Ontario for some time.
There is no question, Taiwanese entrepreneurs are contributing to jobs and economic growth in Southern California. That is why China Airlines’ recent announcement to evaluate the launch of direct flights from Taoyuan, Taiwan to Ontario, California is welcome news.  And I hope it leads to more trade and investment opportunities for both the U.S. and Taiwan. Click HERE to learn more about this exciting announcement. 

As always, you can follow everything I am working on in California and Washington, D.C. through my website ( on Twitter @RepEdRoyce, through Facebook at Rep. Ed Royce, or on Instagram at RepEdRoyce.

Representative Ed Royce

Judge Roy Moore Means Business! Major Fundraising Haul


Tomorrow morning my campaign will determine whether or not I'll be forced to scale back or even cut out critical portions of my 48-Hour GOTV Program.

Arthur, this is the last email I’ll be able to send you before tonight's midnight deadline.

And right now we’re short of having the funds needed to run this critical operation FULL THROTTLE until the polls close on Tuesday.

The strength of our GOTV Program depends on whether or not we reach our fundraising goal before midnight tonight.

Can I count on you to chip in $5 or more IMMEDIATELY to help me reach my fundraising goal and deliver a knock-out blow to McConnell and the GOP elite?

When the bell rings Tuesday
Arthur, I need you in my corner with me.

But time is running out.

So please chip in an emergency donation of $5 or more to help close the gap before midnight.

Thank you in advance for standing with me!

God Bless,
Judge Roy Moore

Boo-Hoo! "DACA Illegals Can't Own A Home Now!" SO WHAT?!

The liberal media don't want to learn their lesson.

They insist on writing stories which push the pro-illegal alien narrative, which impose on readers to feel sorry for the poor "immigrants who are in the country illegally", as though we should somehow feel sorry for them.

That is just plain offensive. Where is the pity or compassion for American citizens pushed out of work? Where is the worth and good will for Americans?

Why do I have to read more sob stories about illegal aliens in the local paper in the first place?

The Southern California News Group is still pushing the pity card:

Home ownership will have to wait for this DACA recipient

Notice how the title won't mention that he is an illegal alien. Not even the standard media line "undocumented immigrant" is mentioned.

This caption appeared beneath a photo of this "poor illegal":

Rodrigo Mendoza, 32, recently found out he was pre-approved for a house loan but his plans to own a home are on hold now that DACA is being repealed in Temecula Wednesday, September 20, 2017. (Frank Bellino, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Rodrigo Mendoza has worked full-time as a pipe layer for four years, enough to build up his credit to buy his first house.

How did this illegal get a full-time job? That's a job that could have gone--which should have gone--to an American.

I refuse to accept the shoddy argument that illegal aliens are working jobs that no one else will work. There are plenty of Americans who want to work in trades like pipe laying. Why does our government tolerate this unjust abuse and disregard for the rule of law?!

But becoming a homeowner will have to wait.

That's a home that could be going to an American.

Mendoza, 32, of Temecula, is a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that has provided two-year renewable work permits and deportation relief to about 800,000 young immigrants nationwide.

So now they media is trying to cover up their immigrant status as well as their lawless status in the country. Unbelievable.

The Obama-era program, as announced Sept. 5, will be phased out in the next six months, disrupting the future plans of Mendoza and other DACA recipients who have made economic strides under this program.

Oh, Boo-Hoo for the poor illegal! His plans are all disrupted. Aww, poor baby!


And what about the 95 million Americans who were forced out of work? What about the Angel Moms and Dads who have lost their children to illegal aliens? What about all the other Americans displaced from public services? What about the tens of millions of taxpayers who are subsidizing the illegal alien invasion in this country?!

Who cares about the plight of these illegal aliens? The local press is not going to inspire any pity for lawbreakers. None.

“That was one of my biggest dreams, to buy my own house,” Mendoza said. “Right now, I don’t want to do it. I’d rather wait to see what’s going to happen.”

Legislators are working to pass DREAM Act legislation that would allow certain undocumented youth a pathway to U.S. citizenship.

Uh ... nope.

The temporary DACA program, which Obama enacted in 2012 as an executive order, allowed people who arrived in the United States before age 16, and who met certain other criteria, to receive Social Security numbers and defer deportation.

WHAT? Social security numbers for illegal aliens, but will there be social security payments for the American citizens who paid into the system? What about their needs? What about their dreams?!

Under DACA, thousands of young immigrants have had the opportunity to go to college, buy homes and pursue promising careers.

Not "immigrants"! They are illegal aliens!

A new report led by UC San Diego professor Tom K. Wong shows that DACA beneficiaries have made significant contributions to the economy by earning higher wages, buying cars and purchasing homes.


The study, which surveyed 3,063 DACA recipients in 46 states, found that 69 percent of respondents reported moving to a job with better pay. The average hourly wage of participants increased by 69 percent since receiving DACA, rising from $10.29 to $17.46.

Well,well, well. They study simply reported what the DACA brats answered to a series of questions. Did anyone fact-check their statements? Did anyone follow up on their activities?

Nope. This "study" is hardly scientific, lacking in clear viability metrics.

And nearly 65 percent reported purchasing their first car, while 23 percent of respondents 25 or older reported buying a home, according to the study released in late August.

They said that they purchased a car. Why are they allowed to have a car in the first place? They shouldn't even be in the country!

Undocumented immigrants, however, don’t need DACA to buy a home. They can access mortgages with their tax identification numbers, said Erick Sosa, a mortgage loan officer in Corona. They just need more money up front, he said.

This is outrageous! It should be a crime! We need E-Verify for home loans as well as for job applications!

Those who enter a loan program using their tax identification numbers typically need a larger down payment, Sosa said.

Then we need to pass a law to ensure that that identification number is no longer a valid form of ID--for anything!

That may be a problem as DACA beneficiaries may be more hesitant to spend money if their job situation is unclear.

How about going back to your home countries?! Then come in legally. What a bunch of garbage. The whole economic argument is flawed since it is fundamentally immoral.

Giovanni Peri, professor of economics at UC Davis, said he expects some DACA beneficiaries will be discouraged from tapping their savings.

Maybe Congress should pass a different set of civil asset forfeiture laws. For all illegal aliens in the United States who have opened up bank accounts, they will watch the feds seize the funding and use the money to help build the wall!

“There will be people who will invest less and buy less,” Peri said.

Some real estate agents, however, believe DACA recipients should invest in a home while the program is still active.

Wow! How greedy and corrupt can one get?!

Agent Jairo Arreola, who manages the “DACA Home Loan” Facebook page, recently initiated a marketing campaign to alert DACA beneficiaries they can still qualify for home loans.

This page should be shut down. This is a corrupt practice at the very outset. Unfathomable that such practices are permitted!

Arreola pre-screens prospective clients, checking credit and employment history, and then forwards them to a financing agency still lending to DACA recipients.

Arreola, who is based in Northern California, said many beneficiaries of the program are wary because they don’t want to be stuck with a mortgage if there is no legislative fix once the program is phased out.

“At least right now, you’re able to get something,” Arreola said. “Worst case scenario, you might have to sell it, but at the same time you might be able to get some equity.”

For Mendoza, though, lack of financial stability is not the issue.

He said he’s not worried about finding jobs once his permit expires next November. In his field of work, not all employers ask for work authorization, he said.

Notice how the report does NOT mention the kind of work that Mendoza does. I think it's time for an illegal alien crackdown! This is a total joke. No illegal aliens in our work force. Everyone who seeks employment in the United States must be a legal residents, whether born or naturalized.

DACA has mostly helped him build his credit. He has the money to pay for a home.

What concerns him is the risk of deportation. The money he puts in as a down payment would go to waste if he is deported, he said.

“Just dropping $15,000 with this situation that’s happening … I don’t feel comfortable,” Mendoza said. “It’s too much money.”

Final Reflection

I am just disgusted with the clear-cut propagandizing of the local press toward illegal aliens.

This is just crazy. Why do I give a damn how the illegal aliens caught up in an unconstitutional program feel about anything? They need to leave this country, return to their own country, and either make their home country a  better place or enter the United States legally.

This is so much hokum. What are these narrow-minded press agents and corporate sponsors thinking? Do they really believe that the hardworking people in the United States, especially in California, are going to fall all over themselves to pity these illegals?

We saw what they did to Nancy Pelosi last week. For all of us pro-American Trump supporters in California, we have lived with their brazen, arrogant lawlessness for decades, and we are ready for our laws to enforced and our national sovereignty respected.

Sorry, liberal media! You lose again!

Professional Sports Take a Knee and Take a Dive

Last week, I was getting my car tuned for a long road trip.

The car shop owner told his buddies how fed up he was with the politicking that has taken over the NFL. "I just want to watch the game. I don't want to hear the politics. I want to see them play."

Exactly, and that's about as political as most Americans want to get.

They would like to see the government machinations and identity politics put out of their faces. They would like to see the state do its basic job: protect our rights and secure our persons.

Yet for the past 8 years under Barack Obama, everything was politicized. Marriage, life, the role of the government, the basic services of the military--Obama forced his perverse, anti-American agenda onto this country.

Thank God for Trump, and thank God for him calling out the hateful rhetoric of the professional sports leagues.

Now that their guy Obama is out of office, and now that they see that the Democratic Party has no real chance of regaining political power in Congress for the foreseeable future, they have resorted to their anti-Trump, anti-American temper tantrums in the public square and in every major facet of American culture.

They are losing. Do they not realize that politics may be a zero-sum game, but in the private sector, including the entertainment industries, we have even more power as individual consumers? We don't have to watch sports programs, LeBron James and Stephen Curry! If you want to dishonor our President, fine, but we do not have to wait for the next election cycle to let you know how we feel. We can just turn the television off and watch your franchise go down the tubes.

The NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell is fighting back against President Trump, claiming that the President has no right to comment on what the players do--or refuse to do--during the national anthem. Actually, the President has every right to signal his displeasure with the disrespectful professional athletes who have overstayed their welcome in the country's national political discourse. Just because they are celebrities does not mean that we need to hear what they think on contentious issues of the day. In many cases, they have too little insight or information to share. They have confused their past honored popularity with cultural authority. They have none. In fact, when President Trump signals that the football players should be fired, he is voicing the frustration that many have toward these professional elitist entertainers. His outrage goes after Hollywood and Academia, too, not just professional sports.

While Colin Kaepernick wants to take a knee because of the supposed injustices of the criminal justice system--as if he would event know--President Trump and the vast majority of Americans, even those men and women in otherwise overwhelmingly Democratic states, are taking a knee to these elitist groups and taking their business elsewhere.

Of course, President Trump's visible opposition to this disrespect has only lead to major sports franchises doubling down on their disrespect to the American flag. The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team has refused to leave the locker room, so that no one stands or kneels during the National Anthem.

Baseball players are now following in the dissimulation.

Keep it up, liberal academics, professional athletes, and celebrities. The more that you rage against the President, dishonor our flag, and disregard this country, the more irrelevant you make yourselves, and the more that we will win the fight to Make America Great Again!

President Trump's Incredible UN Speech

Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the American people to address the people of the world. As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.

Fortunately, the United States has done very well since Election Day last November 8. The stock market is at an all-time high, a record. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of our regulatory and other reforms, we have more people working in the United States today than ever before. Companies are moving back, creating job growth, the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time, and it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense. Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been. For more than 70 years, in times of war and peace, the leaders of nations, movements, and religions have stood before this assembly.

Like them, I intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today, but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed. We live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. Breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve. But each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terror but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.

Authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems, and alliances, that prevented conflict and tilted the word toward freedom since World War II. International criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons, people, force dislocation and mass migration, threaten our borders and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens. To put it simply, we meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.

This institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars, to help shape this better future. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity. It was in the same period exactly 70 years ago that the United States developed the Marshall Plan to help restore Europe. Those these beautiful pillars, they are pillars of peace, sovereignty, security, and prosperity. The Marshall Plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent, and free. As president, Truman said in his message to Congress at that time, our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations.

The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members. To overcome the perils of the present, and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past. Our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty, to promote security, prosperity, and peace, for themselves and for the world. We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government, but we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties, to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.

This is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is the foundation for cooperation and success. Strong sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect. Strong sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny. And strong sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God. In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.

This week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved Constitution, the oldest constitution still in use in the world today. This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity, and the rule of law. The greatest in the United States Constitution is its first three beautiful words. They are "We the people." Generations of Americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words, the promise of our country and of our great history.

In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people where it belongs. In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens, to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. As president of the United States, I will always put America first. Just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first.

All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition. But making a better life for our people also requires us to with work together in close harmony and unity, to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people.

The United States will forever be a great friend to the world and especially to its allies. But we can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America's interests above all else, but in fulfilling our obligations to our nations, we also realize that it's in everyone's interests to seek the future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous, and secure.

America does more than speak for the values expressed in the United Nations charter. Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall. America's devotion is measured on the battlefields where our young men and women have fought and sacrificed alongside of our allies. From the beaches of Europe to the deserts of the Middle East to the jungles of Asia, it is an eternal credit to the American character that even after we and our allies emerge victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. Instead, we helped build institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all. For the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope.

We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife. We are guided by outcomes, not ideologies. We have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goal, interests, and values. That realism forces us to confront the question facing every leader and nation in this room, it is a question we cannot escape or avoid. We will slide down the path of complacency, numb to the challenges, threats, and even wars that we face, or do we have enough strength and pride to confront those dangers today so that our citizens can enjoy peace and prosperity tomorrow.

If we desire to lift up our citizens, if we aspire to the approval of history, then we must fulfill our sovereign duties to the people we faithfully represent. We must protect our nations, their interests and their futures. We must reject threats to sovereignty from the Ukraine to the South China Sea. We must uphold respect for law, respect for borders, and respect for culture, and the peaceful engagement these allow.

And just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threatens us with chaos, turmoil, and terror. The score of our planet today is small regimes that violate every principle that the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries. If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.

No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans. And for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more. We were all witness to the regime's deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America, only to die a few days later.

We saw it in the assassination of the dictator's brother, using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country, to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea's spies. If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict.

No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That's what the United Nations is all about. That's what the United Nations is for. Let's see how they do.

It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all involved. But we must do much more.

It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior. We face this decision not only in North Korea; it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country, with a rich history and culture, into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Iran's leaders are, in fact, its own people. Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian live, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.

This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran's people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad's dictatorship, fuel Yemen's civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East. We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it. Believe me.

It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction. It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. Above all, Iran's government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors. The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most. This is what causes the regime to restrict internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters, and imprison political reformers.

Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the people will face a choice. Will they continue down the path of poverty, bloodshed, and terror, or will the Iranian people return to the nation's proud roots as a center of civilization, culture, and wealth, where their people can be happy and prosperous once again? The Iranian regime's support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its finance, and in Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamic extremism that inspires them.

We will stop radical islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world. We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nation. It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries whose support and fi — who support and finance terror groups like al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban, and others that slaughter innocent people.

The United States and our allies are working together throughout the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the reemergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people. Last month I announced a new strategy for victory in the fight against this evil in Afghanistan. From now on, our security interests will dictate the length and scope of military operation, not arbitrary benchmarks and timetables set up by politicians. I have also totally changed the rules of engagement in our fight against the Taliban and other terrorist groups.

In Syria and Iraq, we have made big gains toward lasting defeat of ISIS. In fact, our country has achieved more against ISIS in the last eight months than it has in many, many years combined. We seek the deescalation of the Syrian conflict, and a political solution that honors the will of the Syrian people. The actions of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad, including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens, even innocent children, shock the conscience of every decent person. No society could be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread. That is why the United States carried out a missile strike on the airbase that launched the attack.

We appreciate the efforts of the United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from ISIS, and we especially thank Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the Syrian conflict. The United States is a compassionate nation and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people and which enables their eventual return to their home countries to be part of the rebuilding process. For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region.

Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible, and humanitarian approach. For decades the United States has dealt with migration challenges here in the Western Hemisphere.

We have learned that over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries. For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms. For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are born overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.

I want to salute the work of the United Nations in seeking to address the problems that cause people to flee from their home. The United Nations and African Union led peacekeeping missions to have invaluable contributions in stabilizing conflict in Africa. The United States continues to lead the world in humanitarian assistance, including famine prevention and relief, in South Sudan, Somalia, and northern Nigeria and Yemen.

We have invested in better health and opportunity all over the world through programs like PEPFAR, which funds AIDS relief, the President’s Malaria Initiative, the Global Health Security Agenda, the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and the Women Entrepreneur's Finance Initiative, part of our commitment to empowering women all across the globe.

We also thank — we also thank the secretary general for recognizing that the United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security, and prosperity. Too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process. In some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution's noble end have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the UN Human Rights Council.

The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it. Major portions of the world are in conflict, and some, in fact, are going to hell, but the powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the United Nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems. The American people hope that one day soon the United Nations can be a much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the world.

In the meantime, we believe that no nation should have to bear a disproportionate share of the burden, militarily or financially. Nations of the world must take a greater role in promoting secure and prosperous societies in their own region. That is why in the Western Hemisphere the United States has stood against the corrupt, destabilizing regime in Cuba and embraced the enduring dream of the Cuban people to live in freedom.

My administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms. We have also imposed tough calibrated sanctions on the socialist Maduro regime in Venezuela, which has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse. The socialist dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country.

This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation — prosperous nation, by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. To make matters worse, Maduro has defied his own people, stealing power from their elected representatives, to preserve his disastrous rule. The Venezuelan people are starving, and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. The situation is completely unacceptable, and we cannot stand by and watch.

As a responsible neighbor and friend, we and all others have a goal — that goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy. I would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the Venezuelan people. The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.

We are fortunate to have incredibly strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the Latin American countries gathered here today. Our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people and all of our neighbors. I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela. The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.

From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their well-being, including their prosperity. In America, we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of goodwill, but this trade must be fair and it must be reciprocal.

For too long the American people were told that mammoth, multinational trade deals, unaccountable international tribunals, and powerful global bureaucracies were the best way to promote their success. But as those promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished and thousands of factories disappeared. Others gamed the system and broke the rules, and our great middle class, once the bedrock of American prosperity, was forgotten and left behind, but they are forgotten no more and they will never be forgotten again.

While America will pursue cooperation and commerce with other nations, we are renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government, the duty of our citizens. This bond is the source of America's strength and that of every responsible nation represented here today. If this organization is to have any hope of successfully confronting the challenges before us, it will depend, as President Truman said some 70 years ago, on the independent strength of its members.

If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, there can be no substantive for strong, sovereign, and independent nations, nations that are rooted in the histories and invested in their destiny, nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer, and most important of all, nations that are home to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.

In remembering the great victory that led to this body's founding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil, also fought for the nations that they love. Patriotism led the Poles to die to save Poland, the French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain. Today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts, our minds, and our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities, and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us.

This is the ancient wish of every people and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul. So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world. We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all. Thank you, God bless you, God bless the nations of the world, and God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dean Heller: A BRIDGE Too Far for Nevadans

I spent a great part of my previous week in Washington DC lobbying US Senators and House Reps to hold the line against amnesty and to stand with the American people to protect Americans and our national interests.

Yet some lawmakers never learn. They really think that they can kick their base in the face (and the teeth), and then they will come back to the general election ballot box and vote for more of the same.

Not going to happen.

A constituent in Nevada received a formal letter outlining US Senator Dean Heller's full stance on immigration issues, particularly the fate of the young Nightmares.

It is demoralizing, to say the least:

The BRIDGE Act would grant leagal status to the 800,000 plus illegal aliens who were brought here as youths.

I spoke to the staffers in his DC office. I could not make it more abundantly clear that these young illegals are not by and large American citizens who simply lack legal status.

In too many cases, they have turned into virulent activists who want everything outlined and flowing their way because they have shouted loud enough and taken up the public square with their demands, and theirs only.

The most fundamental outrage I have about all of this is pretty basic: why are our elected officials getting all up in arms about these illegal aliens? American citizens need to be the first, foremost, and final priority. Whatever responses one outlines for the illegal aliens in this country must work in the best interests of the American citizenry and our country.

What does that mean? Deporting illegal aliens of all ages, regardless of their point or means of entry. This situation is not my problem--nor is it the fault of anyone else besides the selfish parents who bound their children into this terrible plight.

Then add to this mess the Democratic Party's cynical political power-mongering to line up their election chances for a generation. We the People did not create this mess, so why should we have to pay any more?

Heller's selling out didn't stop there with the BRIDGE Act:

Heller plays the "nation of immigrants" card.

WRONG! We are a nation of citizens. We are nation of laws. The rule of law, and the compact of a free citizenry into one political culture belongs to us Americans and to all men and women who enter the United States legally.

Once again, Heller is more interested in the plight of illegal aliens than United States Citizens. If only our lawmakers spent as much time and energy on secure our borders instead of pandering to immigrants, this country would be better for all!

Here are the final comments from the constituent who received this letter:

Receive this today!! Please don't  share with my name. Dean is DONE. 

He sold out to casino owners. 


I have a letter from when I called him out on voting down, months back on Health Care. Heller wrote back and said he supported Obamacare, wanted to make some changes. He was working with Cassidy and Graham however when that was presented this week Heller's name wasn't on that bill. 

He lies, and he will be voted out. I told you few weeks back I am helping Danny T. Republican who supports Our President, We the People. We have our first meet and greet I put together this coming Friday night. You actually helped me to stand up in my community, watching you guys over there gave me courage to stand up here.  If we don't they (the corrupt will take over).