Video: Michelle talks expired visas on “Weekend Live”

posted at 2:51 pm on January 27, 2007 by Allahpundit

Visa policy sounds like a dry subject. It isn’t.

Note the intro here. No “syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin”? No “best-selling author Michelle Malkin”? No “Fox News analyst Michelle Malkin”?

Has the boss re-branded?



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“the boss” is hot.

jp on January 27, 2007 at 2:58 PM

It is important to keep attention firmly placed on the legal/illegal immigration issue. Thank you Michelle and Hot Air for keeping this issue firmly in the public eye.

The Democrats desire political power, the Republicans pander to the corporte and wealthy individual, both do so to the deliberate detriment of the United States and it’s citizens, and we seem almost powerless to stop them.

Partisan interests are actively trying to gain advantage at the expense of the law abiding American citizen, and I applaud Michelle for keeping attention focused on this issue.

This issue is important but I am a loss to know what anyone can do about it. Special interests are being pandered to by “leadership” that puts the welfare of our nation in second place to partisan advantage. Even Border Patrol Agents doing their job are caught up in this “policially correct” atmosphere of catering to the interests of foreign powers, particualary Mexico, and the illiegal alien.

Bravo Michelle for being one of the few who seems to be able to at least keep the issue in the public eye.

omegaram on January 27, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Bravo is right! Very well spoken and right to the point.

When you look up the word “articulate” in the dictionary you’ll find Michelle’s photograph right next to it (passport photograph in this case)…

Zorro on January 27, 2007 at 3:16 PM

Michelle is an oasis in a desert of absurdity.

Buck Turgidson on January 27, 2007 at 3:30 PM

I recieved an e-mail from my brother-in-law today. It was a list of thoughts to ponder. You may have seen it, but I would like to reproduce some of it here:

AND THE NUMBER 1 THOUGHT FOR 2006:
We know exactly where one cow with mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America but we haven’t got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

Interesting idea, no?

Troy Rasmussen on January 27, 2007 at 3:40 PM

Thanks to Fox for the promo. I hope continued coverage will garner Michelle a bigger following , that could possibly turn into a large constituency. I think all citizens born in the US of legal parents should have a data chip implanted at birth. This Personal Identification Chip (PIC) should contain DNA-Retinal scan-Finger print-Foot print-Mothers maiden name-Fathers name-Place of birth and Date of birth. Of Course as a person matures and physical characteristics change due to growth, it could be updated. If a person gets convicted of a serious felony a gps code could be added.

sonnyspats1 on January 27, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Yikes, sonnyspats! Your suggestion raises black helicopters in my mind …

laelaps on January 27, 2007 at 4:13 PM

A rose is still a rose.

infidel on January 27, 2007 at 4:17 PM

That’s pretty Orwellian sonnyspats1. And The Goddess was introduced as being of Hot Air and a Fox News contributor.

Scot on January 27, 2007 at 4:22 PM

Wow! Just looked at the site meter, a few months ago Hot Air was averaging 50,000 hits a day and now they’re up to 98,000! Pretty cool!

Scot on January 27, 2007 at 4:25 PM

Yikes, sonnyspats! Your suggestion raises black helicopters in my mind …

laelaps on January 27, 2007 at 4:13 PM

So,just paint the ones we already have . Watched any nightly news lately? Hey we’re already there with cameras at intersections, and survalence everywhere, convience stores,ATM’s,ect. Man its crunch time. Wait till the Gov. starts using the NSA provisions against us. What defines an enemy? They will be rail roading citizens in kangaroo court the first chance they get,mabey next generation. They already have precedence for eminent domain. In Russia they call it communism. They need to finish their re-education in the school systems first. Or we could just unite against them and get our act together. We are in deep doo doo.

sonnyspats1 on January 27, 2007 at 4:37 PM

Thanks to Fox for the promo. I hope continued coverage will garner Michelle a bigger following , that could possibly turn into a large constituency. I think all citizens born in the US of legal parents should have a data chip implanted at birth. This Personal Identification Chip (PIC) should contain DNA-Retinal scan-Finger print-Foot print-Mothers maiden name-Fathers name-Place of birth and Date of birth. Of Course as a person matures and physical characteristics change due to growth, it could be updated. If a person gets convicted of a serious felony a gps code could be added.

sonnyspats1 on January 27, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Sounds like you watched “Gattaca” one too many times on the chip thing.

Nice thought, but no system is foolproof except to enforce what is already on the books, not add new ones.

Our government has so far succeeded in ensuring that our own citizens are the ones who must have their papers in order while the illegals are free to roam about.

Again, talk about your basic Nietscheian transvaluation of values.

Welcome to where we are.

Emmett J. on January 27, 2007 at 4:45 PM

So,just paint the ones we already have . Watched any nightly news lately? Hey we’re already there with cameras at intersections, and survalence everywhere, convience stores,ATM’s,ect. Man its crunch time. Wait till the Gov. starts using the NSA provisions against us. What defines an enemy? They will be rail roading citizens in kangaroo court the first chance they get,mabey next generation. They already have precedence for eminent domain. In Russia they call it communism. They need to finish their re-education in the school systems first. Or we could just unite against them and get our act together. We are in deep doo doo.

sonnyspats1 on January 27, 2007 at 4:37 PM

You’re right – we are in deep doo doo!

Emmett J. on January 27, 2007 at 4:46 PM

Americans wont have the implant, but all immigrant visitors will. Also all hispanic immigrants into the US should be forced to wear a picture of a taco on their lapel. All persians, a flying carpet, etc. Does any of this sound familiar?

Hanoi Jane and her traitorous ilk (penn, saranden, and robbins) are trashing the troops again. The woman is “dispicable”! So says Mike Gallagher. I don’t see our illegals doing this stuff. Maybe we can make a deal with Mexico and we will take the immigrants and they can have hanoi jane and the rest?

csdeven on January 27, 2007 at 5:22 PM

Kudos. One of your most articulate and professional on-air performances.

Anil Petra on January 27, 2007 at 5:35 PM

Is it even true that the visas are “diligently checked” upon arrival? It’s certainly not true that the visa applications are carefully checked, the most basic part of the process. This is yet another reason why “open borders” is a fair description of the governing class’s immigration policy.

It’s not a freaking “loophole,” it’s just yet another case of immigration controls not being applied because our rulers think they’re wrong.

Alex K on January 27, 2007 at 5:44 PM

Of course she has rebranded. Hotair TV is coming, I can feel it. An internet based politcal news program featuring in depth reporting from the front lines, etc, etc…

Theworldisnotenough on January 27, 2007 at 5:59 PM

Of course she has rebranded. Hotair TV is coming, I can feel it. An internet based politcal news program featuring in depth reporting from the front lines, etc, etc…

Theworldisnotenough on January 27, 2007 at 5:59 PM

I like the sound of that.

Today, ‘Weekend Live’. Tomorrow, the world.

Readymade on January 27, 2007 at 6:13 PM

I don’t disagree with what the boss pointed out here in this segment, but there was just one thing that was “glossed over” in the whole thing. Congress can pass all the laws that it wants. The Supreme Court can make all the rulings that it wants. But it takes an Executive branch of government and its bloated bureaucracy to carry-out the whims of the legislature and the courts. I am reminded of the old football cliche that “What we have here is a failure to execute.” Execution requires 1) an infrastructure that includes physical resources like agencies and their employees to carryout the “will of the people,” and 2) money appropriated by Congress to pay for all of these great things, and 3) an executive branch that has “the will” to carry these things out. So we have the laws. It is not clear to me that we have the other things required.

BTW, the executive branch has known about this problem for a very long time. I am reminded of the incident in which the Supreme Court ruled that Andrew Jackson could not lawfully move the Cherokee Indians from the Carolinas to Oklahoma. Jackson went ahead and did it anyhow. At the time, he made the remark (paraphrasing, because I don’t have his exact words in front of me) “The Supreme Court justices have made their ruling, now let’s see them carry it out.” And, of course, the Presidents elected from the Democratic party continue in that tradition to this very day. (Sorry. Just HAD to get that little jab in there.)

CyberCipher on January 27, 2007 at 7:17 PM

What CyberCipher said.

I think this is why Davy Crockett went from being a Democrat to a Whig (pre-republican or he may have joined that). Of course not long after that he gave up completely and voted for Poirot, I mean moved to Texas, which at the time was America 2.0

- The Cat

MirCat on January 27, 2007 at 8:06 PM

“the boss” is hot.

jp on January 27, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Yup.

That deep red lipstick she uses when on TV is killer.

Lawrence on January 27, 2007 at 9:53 PM

Well said, Michelle.

georgej on January 28, 2007 at 6:48 AM

As she gets more and more media exposure, I am sure the issue will settle down, but so far I simply cannot get past Michelle’s striking beauty.

I’m sure that bugs her, but whatever. Bright, insightful commentary is great, but it takes a back seat to drop-dead good looks…every time.

Jaibones on January 28, 2007 at 11:58 AM

As always, Michelle, a great, articulate interview.

For those who have not yet done so, get a copy and read Michelle’s book INVASION. In that great book, Michelle wrote about the dangers of illegal alienism, and about those officials and policies which do not help the situation.

It is not so much that we are in deep doo-doo. I believe that we are now in…DEEP DIARREAH!

The False Dervish on January 28, 2007 at 2:15 PM

How come VISA (the credit card) and Mastercard know EVERYTHING about me and you but the government can’t even tell who’s coming and going at our borders.

Stupid.
Stupid.
Stupid.

Mojave Mark on January 28, 2007 at 5:56 PM

old football cliche that “What we have here is a failure to execute.”

I’m thinking it was Cool Hand Luke and a failure to communicate.

Anyway, laws and actually enforcing them seems to be the crux of all our problems (at least the vast majority).
Illegals can just ignore a couple of laws.
Building a border fence IS LAW, but nothing is done.
Illegals file suit every other day while breaking our laws, thats a bothched joke for ya.
Visa ‘extendees’ just ignore laws.
Our very own law enforcement officers are RESTRICTED from upholding the laws? (illegal immigrant alien undocumented mexicans and other hispanics)

DO I, & ALL LEGAL AMERICANS GET TO CHOOSE 2 or 3 LAWS THAT I/WE CAN IGNORE???

shooter on January 28, 2007 at 6:26 PM

Michelle is tirelessly keeping this issue front-burner…to those who will listen, anyway.

Great segment…and stunning as usual.

Malpaso on January 28, 2007 at 9:31 PM