It’s time to cut foreign aid to countries that won’t stop their citizens from entering the U.S. illegally, says … John McCain?

posted at 4:41 pm on July 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Free Beacon, either this is smoking-gun proof that he’s running again for Senate in 2016 and worried about a primary (he said this to a news outlet in Phoenix, do note) or…

I can’t think of another possibility. McCain 2016!

“We should tell these countries in Central America that no more aid, no more assistance, no nothing until they stop this from happening,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told KFYI radio in Phoenix…

“And tell our friends in Mexico to secure their border, their Southern border as well as their Northern border, and no comprehensive immigration reform until we get our border secured. It’s unacceptable,” McCain continued. “It’s a human tragedy, and when they encourage people to come up through Mexico … they are subjecting these young people, and primarily young women to the worst kinds of abuse.”

McCain said he had heard from Customs and Border Protection that there were signs in recent months that the unaccompanied migrant crisis was approaching, but he did not know whether President Barack Obama had been briefed.

“He sure as heck should have, should have been informed and he should have known that this is coming,” McCain said. “It is one of the most, frankly, disappointing things for me personally because as you know, I’ve been for comprehensive immigration reform. You can’t do that unless you have secure borders.”

Why is he floating this idea only now, 11 million illegals later? If I were a cynic, I’d think that he wasn’t concerned about the flow of illegal immigration so much as he’s concerned about the politics of trying to do comprehensive reform when the papers are full of stories about kids from Central America being bused around the country because the BP can’t handle the crush. I’ve been waiting for signs of that from Republicans, just as a gauge of how far this recent surge at the border has penetrated public awareness. If Maverick’s talking about cutting aid to Mexico and Central American nations, he must have seen some data somewhere that suggests backing the Gang of Eight bill is even more poisonous on the right than it used to be. I’d love to know what that data is. Gotta be more than just Dave Brat upsetting Cantor, no?

Here’s a radical idea: If McCain’s worried about border security to the point where he’s all but accusing Obama of knowingly allowing the recent influx of young illegals to happen, why not drop comprehensive reform and shift to a “security first” approach? I know that would pain a true blue amnesty fan like him but it’d be a nice pander to conservatives ahead of his next Senate run. He could do a big speech in Washington — “I no longer have confidence in the commander-in-chief to enforce our borders” — and formally pull his support from the Gang of Eight bill. Then, if/when the flow at the border slows down, he can declare victory, proclaim comprehensive reform back on track, and re-join the Gang. The White House might even play ball with him on that, since they want to spotlight Obama being “tough” on recent illegals. Just today, Josh Earnest told the media that most of the illegal minors who came here this year will be deported, which is an egregious lie but a useful one in reassuring voters who aren’t following this issue closely that the White House is super cereal about removing illegals. It may be true that most young illegals will have deportation orders entered against them by immigration judges, but they’re not going to show up for their hearings now that they’ve been released to an adult’s custody in the U.S. You can deport them if you can find them, and you won’t find them. And then, eventually, either Obama or Hillary or even some Republican president will be looking for a way to pander to Latino voters and so he/she will issue a new executive order effectively granting amnesty to all the kids subject to deportations, and that’ll be that.

Here’s a little stroll down memory lane to 2010, the last time McCain was a hard-ass on immigration. And, coincidentally, the last time he was up for reelection. Any other Republican “border hawks” willing to join him in this call to cut aid to nations responsible for the big illegal surge? If ever there was an issue where he and Rand Paul could work together, this is it.


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…oh please…commit the senile old shit already!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 7, 2014 at 5:53 PM

To John McCain, you are decades late you RHINO.

mixplix on July 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Fear of scabies, Juan?

Fallon on July 7, 2014 at 5:57 PM

he has no chance in 2016…there are TOO many folks here in AZ pi$$ed off at him….

hopefully, shadegg or someone like him will challenge him…

cmsinaz on July 7, 2014 at 5:58 PM

If Maverick’s talking about cutting aid to Mexico and Central American nations, he must have seen some data somewhere

It’s not “data” that’s getting to McCain, it’s the calls and e-mails flooding his office from lots of furious Arizona voters (including this one).

AZCoyote on July 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/07/u-s-sues-american-co-requiring-workers-speak-english/

Linked topic. This administration is trying to get impeached. How the he’ll can this administration sue a private corporation for speaking English?

njrob on July 7, 2014 at 6:09 PM

If Maverick’s talking about cutting aid to Mexico and Central American nations, he must have seen some data somewhere that suggests backing the Gang of Eight bill is even more poisonous on the right than it used to be. I’d love to know what that data is. Gotta be more than just Dave Brat upsetting Cantor, no?

I’d love to see that data, too. I’m thinking it’s private, independent polling, bought and paid for by either McCain himself or the RNC.

I think the Obama administration and the open borders/pro amnesty crowd has jumped the shark at last.

The fact that unaccompanied children could walk across our border by the thousands and simply demand to be taken into custody makes it painfully obvious, even to the most casual and sympathetic observer, that our border security has collapsed completely, that interior enforcement has been effectively nullified, and that illegal aliens from anywhere in the world are free to enter this nation and remain here, at will, in any numbers, and for any reason they see fit.

The systematic destruction of enforcement of federal immigration law has led to a complete collapse of the system.

We never had a problem with legal immigration and the legitimate legal immigration system worked adequately.

We’ve had a persistent problem with illegal immigration, and this problem has reached critical mass simply because the enforcement system and border security have been consistently undermined by the Obama administration to the point they’ve now collapsed, and because illegal immigrants have been tolerated by the executive and legislative branches in response to donor demand for over thirty years.

If we want the problem of illegal immigration to end we must enforce federal immigration law consistently and vigorously and secure the borders by any means necessary.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

AZ will fall for this act just like SC did for Graham’s border hawk campaign ads. There are just too many low info primary voters.

Wigglesworth on July 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM

This should scare the leftist thugs witless.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM

If we had leaders in the House, we could get this done.

faraway on July 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

This should scare the leftist thugs witless.

Or something that rhymes with witless.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Hi J.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM

As much as I like seeing that from the NYTimes bureau chief, I think it’s more of question of intent.

The collapse of enforcement and border security was Obama’s intent. It had to be. He has systematically installed incompetents to head the agencies tasked with enforcement and security, and he’s written EO after EO effectively negating immigration law while simultaneously extending an invitation for more illegal immigration, like DACA.

Obama should be charged and tried.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Two cases of swine flu confirmed .
Rancher on Ingraham’s show said ……
worried about hoof and mouth carried on clothing
and shoes could do great damage to whole
cattle industry .

Lucano on July 7, 2014 at 5:24 PM

And? America’s beef, pork, and poultry herds are wiped out, we all become vegetarians, then Utopia.

Why do you hate Utopia? Bigot.

Bishop on July 7, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Ribs on the grill and plenty of meaty stuff available .
You come on down here and we’ll treat you to the
the best including refreshments and the best guest
room ever ! ; )

Lucano on July 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

No quibble on all of this, whatsoever

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Leather faced parasites come from AZ.

Mr. Arrogant on July 7, 2014 at 6:27 PM

I will never EVER EVER vote for another GOPe squish, “because electable”.

Already done it far too many times. Dole… Bush (twice), McCain, Romney. Give me a conservative or I vote 3rd party from now on.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Agree. Thankfully, I wasn’t old enough to vote in ’08, but I would have voted for Palin if I had voted at all.

Yep. Jeb is a wrong-headed RINO idiot, but McCain is a mean, petty, vindictive, unbalanced/unhinged/unstable RINO.

And I won’t vote for either of them.

Midas on July 7, 2014 at 4:56 PM

True, but for the sake of “lesser evils,” at least McCain is a war hero.

Aizen on July 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Viva McCain! Viva el McCain!!!
/s

bofh on July 7, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Good afternoon, Paladin. :) Wonderful to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Sally Kohn’s CNN Op-Ed Declares Calling Illegal Immigrants “Illegal” Is The New “N-Word”…

No, Sally, what’s offencive is pretending that breaking the law, bringing in diseases, and placing an enormous burden on already massively indebted governments – from the Federal level down to the smallest village – while ennobling the ‘poor, oppressed’ person, who enters the country illegally, and attempting to shame and smear all of those concerned about a really serious issue. Further, I, personally, and many people just like me, who came to these shores legally, played by the rules, and spent lots of money, time, and effort to become citizens, are appalled. You and your fellow ‘Open Borders, Open Arms’ champions are, basically, calling us ‘suckers.’

Ms Kohn, back in the 1990s and through Gordon Brown’s disastrous run-in with Gillian Duffy, a life-long Labour voter and pensioner, the Left – and, in fairness, many of the Tory muffins – called anyone, who raised any sort of objection, concern, or question about the enormous influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, ‘bigots’, ‘racists’ (Who knew that Bulgarian and Romanian were races?). Nowadays, with the absolutely staggering burden on public services (You know that so-called ‘free’ healthcare provided by the NHS? Well, its probably going to start charging some patients in addition to expanding its already long list of treatments and drugs that are simply unavailable – and, quite often, are labelled ‘elective’ even though they are routine in the US) and the fraying of the cultural fabric that holds society together, even the staunchest, most radical Labourites no longer deny that there isn’t a serious problem and people are quite right to be concerned.

The population of the UK is around 61 million, but because of the EU, it is going to beginning opening the doors (even wider) next year to the poor Bulgarians and Romanians (**does anyone have a hankie that I can borrow?**). Forget about the cost and cultural issues for Britain. Think about what that means to their own countries. What kind of future will they have if 21 million (projected) of their ‘best and brightest’ depart for other shores???

I understand that you live in Brooklyn. When you and your family retire for the night, do lock your door or leave it unlocked and wide open? Don’t you, wisely and appropriately, have a right to decide who is permitted into your home? Don’t you take appropriate steps to protect your child from possible dangers? Why is it perfectly acceptable for you to be secure in your home, but unacceptable for us to demand that the nation’s security and sovereignty be protected and respected?

Further, I completely understand what your heart is saying, but your head needs to do some math and comprehend the reality of the situation. Yes, we’d all love to have every man, woman, and child on the planet happy, healthy, wealthy, and wise, but only Utopians believe that is remotely possible. Encouraging unaccompanied children to make the arduous trek to America under the ‘supervision’ of coyotes and drug dealers is not only irresponsible, but is also incredibly inhumane. According to several sources, around one-third of the females (and, I am a sure a number of the males) are RAPED on the way.

Obama has said that these kids are the ‘best and the brightest’ and ‘America’s future.’ If so, why does he hate the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador sooooo much? Is he a mean-mean-meanie Colonialist and imperialist or something? I mean, if these kids are going to change the world, why would you want to deprive their home countries cesspools of their brilliance?

In the past, I have heard you, as well as many others on the Left, basically, tell pro-lifers that, if they aren’t going to adopt unwanted children, then they should ‘Just STFU, already!’

Fine. Reciprocity is fair play.

How about you and your friends, starting with Nancy Pelosi, who is worth around $26 million and said that she ‘wish[ed] that she could take these children home with her’ after visiting an UAC shelter in Texas, start adopting and footing the entire bill for these kids, who, I am constantly being told, are ‘American’s future’? Instead of Sheila Jackson-Lee handing out lollipops, how about she takes several kids into her home? C’mon, Sally, you and your partner can set the example for everyone by, graciously and personally, taking complete responsibility for a few of these children.

Otherwise, ‘JUST STFU, ALREADY!’ and send them home…to their parents.

Resist We Much on July 7, 2014 at 6:43 PM

“No borders, no nations” is what the pro-illegals are shouting/carrying.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Resist We Much on July 7, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Kohn, the laugh of the land.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:47 PM

This is one Arizona voter who won’t be buying his brand of BS anymore. Time to retire, buddy – your schtick is getting old and predictable.

Hill60 on July 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Isn’t providing propaganda photoshoots with terrorists a form of aid?

US Constitution, Article III Section 3: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid…”

traitor…

dominigan on July 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Apologies in advance if I offend anyone, but I have only one thing to say: F*&k John McCain.

xblade on July 7, 2014 at 6:51 PM

And…the swine changed his mind from Friday.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Why should those countries stop the migration, the new guest workers will be sending money back to the old folks at home and the leaders will reap nothing but benefits from this. This is exactly what Mexico has been doing for decades, that and reaping money and power from the cartels. Always follow the money, people.

Kissmygrits on July 7, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Would have been more effective for McCain to make this argument a couple of decades ago, which is about how long I have been preaching it.
For every country whose citizens come here illegally, we deduct a certain amount from the foreign aid allocated to that country. For the ones who come legally and end up on welfare, same thing.
We shouldn’t have to support their nationals both here and at home.

You can bet the politicians in SA and elsewhere would at least quit abetting the problem, if the case came out of their wallets.

However, McCain is a day late and a dollar short, since his waffling on the issue (when he wasn’t supporting amnesty outright), contributed to the mess. He talked a lot to get elected, but never followed up on his promises to secure the border.

AesopFan on July 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

case = cash

AesopFan on July 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Our Constitution wisely assigns both joint and separate roles to each branch of the government; and a President and a Congress who hold each other in mutual respect will neither permit nor attempt any trespass. ~JFK Jan.30, 1961 State of the Union Adress

How many times has Obama bragged that he has and will continue to ‘bypass congress’ because they haven’t acted to enforce his will?

How many times has Obama signed an Executive Order, attempting to legislate from his desk, and rule by his will alone through that fiat?

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” is how Obama responded referring to his desire to act without so much as consulting congress, the legislative branch which is the only branch of the government of the United States of America with the power to make or change the law.

Barrack Obama broke the law when he decided to incrementally undermine the rule of law though use of Executive Order in connection with nullifying interior enforcement of federal immigration law and effectively collapsing border security without benefit of congressional action or even consulting congress. He left the American citizens unprotected from predation from foreign nationals, whom federal immigration law was drafted and designed and passed into law specifically to protect from that predation, and he has ignored national security interests in the process by encouraging foreign nationals to enter and remain in this nation illegally through the issuance of Executive Orders which have consistently undermined enforcement and border security.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 7:03 PM

“We should tell these countries in Central America that no more aid, no more assistance, no nothing until they stop this from happening,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told KFYI radio in Phoenix…

OK, that’s a decent start.

In addition, the governments & people of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras should be notified that:

1) All legal immigration from these countries will be stopped until the ILLEGALs from these countries are sent home.

2) A tax high enough to cover the cost of feeding, housing, and providing medical care for the ILLEGALs from these countries will be added to the remittances that people send from the U.S. to these countries. If the tax equals the total amount of the remittances, so be it. Feeding, housing, and providing medical care to ILLEGALS is expensive and U.S. taxpayers should not have to cover these costs.

3) There will be a special effort to find and deport ILLEGAL aliens from these countries who have already settled in the U.S. If these unaccompanied children who are invading our southern border can help us find some of these ILLEGAL aliens by identifying the family members they are planning to live with, then that is a bonus. Check the immigration status of anybody these kids identify as family members and then ship anybody in our country ILLEGALLY back to their home country where the whole family can be reunited.

4) Benefits such as “in-state tuition” will be ended for all ILLEGAL aliens.

In the meantime, American citizens should boycott anything associated with countries that are participating in this invasion.

This will give the following people an incentive to pressure people in their countries to stop the invasion:

- Recipients of U.S. Federal aid.

- People in these countries who are going through the process of immigrating to the U.S. LEGALLY.

- People who send and receive remittances from the U.S.

- ILLEGALs from these countries who are currently living in the U.S.

- Businesses owned by people from these countries

- Student “Dreamers”

Turn up the heat on these countries wherever possible.

wren on July 7, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Greta just interviewed a guy from CA who called Obama the Coyote in Chief. He also said that Boehner’s suit is a waste of time and that in the end all Boehner will do is cry.

BuckeyeSam on July 7, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Two cases of swine flu confirmed .
Rancher on Ingraham’s show said ……
worried about hoof and mouth carried on clothing
and shoes could do great damage to whole
cattle industry .

Lucano on July 7, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I believe they found hand foot and mouth disease among some illegal children.

This is a HUMAN disease, and distinct from bovine hoof and mouth disease.

Children with hand foot and mouth disease are MISERABLE and it is highly contagious!!

We now have dozens of buses and planes all infected with this disease, scabies, lice, MDR TB, etc., etc.

Watch our health care system get overloaded ASAP.

Cloward – Piven at work, baby!!

fred5678 on July 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Just so we don’t forget… these issues are still out there, too, and veterans are still suffering because of this administration.

I have spent my life in service to my country. I love America. The principles upon which our nation was founded have served to make us, down through the years, the envy of the world.

But now I am grieved to see what is happening in Washington. As I write these words, we, as Americans, are confronting four key issues and your immediate response is needed.

1. The utter disregard for the rule of law on the part of the Obama administration is shocking. The notorious prisoner swap is only the latest example:

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have been a deserter, based on claims by the men in his platoon — yet the White House negotiated for his release in exchange for five dangerous terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay.

On top of the bad ethics of the decision, this prisoner exchange took place in complete contradiction to the law: the President is required to give Congress 30 days’ notice prior to the release of any prisoners from Guantanamo. He gave them none at all.

2. The Obama administration has demonstrated contempt for our military across the board. To free five high-ranking enemy military leaders who are committed to undermining American interests — known as the “Taliban dream team” — terrorists captured at a terrible cost by our men and women in uniform — demonstrates complete disrespect for the U.S. military. (One of the five was the equivalent of the Secretary of Defense.)

But here again, this is only the latest example of a long-established pattern. The President has an obvious disrespect for our traditions, for the religious heritage of our country, for the freedoms we hold dear — especially the freedom to live out one’s own personal religious values. Christians in the military are under tremendous pressure to keep their faith to themselves. Religious freedom in the military is becoming a thing of the past.

3. A complete transformation of America, a remaking of our country based on a government-centric socialist model, is the evident goal of this administration. The President and his radical-liberal friends will let nothing stand in the way of their achieving this goal — unless we, the American people, rise up and say, “No more.”

4. The scandal of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is even worse than most people realize.

This is one of the most extensive governmental scandals in U.S. history, with veterans dying for lack of access to VA hospital services, falsified wait-time records, bureaucrats paid bonuses for denying desperately needed care to the sick and injured, horrible conditions, bad doctors — and the VA Secretary resigning in shame.

If you want to see what kind of treatment you can expect under ObamaCare, simply take a look at the government-managed health care afforded to our veterans: This is the direction we’re headed in!

In a tragically ironic twist, the Obama administration has now lifted a longtime ban on funding for senior citizens to get sex-change surgery at taxpayer expense — while completely neglecting the care of wounded veterans who lay dying for lack of medical care.

In fact, you get better health care in this country if you are an illegal immigrant or in prison — if you’re incarcerated for treason, for selling out your country — than if you’re a veteran.

It’s an outrage.

John Kennedy said, “you will know the character of a nation by the way it treats its veterans.” This is about the character of America.

Shortly after I retired after 36 years in the military, I joined the FRC Action team, and I am happy to report that we are working closely with leaders on Capitol Hill, not only to rectify the horrible situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but also to hold accountable those who should have been overseeing medical care for our veterans.

We’re also helping to work out legislation that might establish a kind of voucher system that would enable veterans to visit the doctor of their choice. And we’ve been working with our religious liberties coalition — since even before the VA scandal — to put an end to the assaults on the religious freedom of men and women in uniform, as well as veterans who are hospitalized in VA facilities where even Christmas carols are prohibited.

There is much more to be done, however. The VA has 700 lawyers; they need to fire 650 of them and hire 650 doctors — to dramatically increase the availability of medical care for our veterans. Beyond this, the VA needs to “clean house” — get rid of any employees with questionable records.

I am writing you today to ask for your help. Please give a generous contribution of support to FRC Action today.

FRC Action is working long hours on Capitol Hill fighting the lawlessness of this administration and working to make things right for our veterans. Our team is working with leaders in the House of Representatives and ranking Republicans in the Senate, urging them to order a full-scale criminal investigation into VA operations as well as the illegal Bergdahl prisoner swap. FRC Action is also working to get rock-solid candidates elected to office — true-blue candidates who will live out their values and boldly stand for what is right.

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Yours for America,

Lt. Gen. (US Army-Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin
Executive Vice President

P.S. We must not simply shrug our shoulders and tell ourselves the President only has two more years and then he’s gone. The amount of additional damage that can be done by a lawless President who has “nothing to lose” will be monumental if we don’t stand in his way.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Ranchers being threatened not to make trouble by the smugglers has to be a tipping point. It’s high time every rancher has a couple hundred National Guard on their lands, with typical ROE’s replaced with the Keyser Size ROE.

Take no prisoners.

can_con on July 7, 2014 at 7:19 PM

So we pay the Latin American oligarchs, and they in turn send us their poor.

Something is wrong with this picture.

And Honduras is where Obama supported the leftist coup, right, that resulted in death squads?

PattyJ on July 7, 2014 at 7:20 PM

“It is one of the most, frankly, disappointing things for me personally because as you know, I’ve been for comprehensive immigration reform. You can’t do that unless you have secure borders.”

I’m not sure which one is a bigger liar, Juan McLame or O’Bozo the Clown President.

Jaibones on July 7, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

What the NYT and the rest of Obama’s toilet seat lickers in the media want is for his staffers to do a “casting call” at these detention centers to pick out the cutest and most pathetic-looking of these illegal invaders, scrub them up a little, give them little American flags to wave, and then place them in the background for the Messiah to hold a photo-op at the border, where he’ll wag his finger and rail against the old white racists at the border holding up their processing and thunder, “How can the Republicans find it in what passes for their hearts to turn these poor children away!”.

They think that a little bit of patented Obama political theater will turn the entire tide of public opinion around and get the amnesty push right back on track. The only reason they’re speaking out against The Won on this is they think he’s letting an opportunity pass.

Gator Country on July 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Just do it! Stop talking and having hearings and just cut the freaking aid!

JellyToast on July 7, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Gator Country on July 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

You got it. I heard a bit of Donny Douchebag on Morning Joe on Sirius radio this morning, suggesting the White house needs to run some campaign type ads highlighting individual stories of these invaders. Like that will change public opinion and make it all ok.

This little bit of wisdom was followed by some guy hawking a book that taught Obama, saying he was brilliant but his weakness is he spends too much time examining every possible “side” of an issue. 3d chess and all that.

Alternate reality daily.

can_con on July 7, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Fast way to stop the invasion is to ban private money transfers to the south-of-the-border countries. The thousands of dollars needed to pay the cayottes came from somewhere and my bet is that it came from money transfers from illegals currently in the U.S. That money feeds the economies of those countries and is earned by illegals here who are paid “under the table” and who don’t pay our taxes. Therefore, ban the transfers and see how fast the invasion comes to a halt.

polarglen on July 7, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Good. Glad to see you want to stop tourism, petroleum transactions and capitalism generally in Central America. You understand that there are plenty of legitimate transactions with Central America entities, don’t you?

jim56 on July 7, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Believe it when you see it.

formwiz on July 7, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I’m not sure which one is a bigger liar, Juan McLame or O’Bozo the Clown President.

Jaibones on July 7, 2014 at 7:28 PM

McShame. Bozo the Clown lies to your face to scr3w you while looking you straight in the eye. McShame waits for you to turn around, sticks the serrated in deep, and then tells you that pain your feeling is just a little gas and it will pass in a few as you bleed out

Franklin100 on July 7, 2014 at 8:07 PM

So McCain says he wants South American countries to act like East Germany. No US aid unless you prevent your citizens from leaving the country. He should have East Germany and Russia send their blueprints for the Berlin Wall

DougInVA on July 7, 2014 at 8:15 PM

What the NYT and the rest of Obama’s toilet seat lickers in the media want is for his staffers to do a “casting call” at these detention centers to pick out the cutest and most pathetic-looking of these illegal invaders, scrub them up a little, give them little American flags to wave, and then place them in the background for the Messiah to hold a photo-op at the border, where he’ll wag his finger and rail against the old white racists at the border holding up their processing and thunder, “How can the Republicans find it in what passes for their hearts to turn these poor children away!”.

Gator Country on July 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Spot on. He already has saps like Kirsten Powers doing mental gymnastics to fantasize that this is a couple thousand poor little Honduran urchins that she and her friends will adopt. So credulous is the liberal mind that even a bright, responsible girl like KP cannot begin to grasp the scumminess (two Ms or one?) at play here.

Jaibones on July 7, 2014 at 8:18 PM

He’s from a border state and obviously feeling the heat from his constituents about this unprecedented refugee wave. I’ve often thought we need to deport and deduct the cost of the deportation from the aid we give to the illegal’s country of origin. That will stem the tide real quick.

Lamont Cranston on July 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Fast way to stop the invasion is to ban private money transfers to the south-of-the-border countries. The thousands of dollars needed to pay the cayottes came from somewhere and my bet is that it came from money transfers from illegals currently in the U.S. That money feeds the economies of those countries and is earned by illegals here who are paid “under the table” and who don’t pay our taxes. Therefore, ban the transfers and see how fast the invasion comes to a halt.

polarglen on July 7, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Good. Glad to see you want to stop tourism, petroleum transactions and capitalism generally in Central America. You understand that there are plenty of legitimate transactions with Central America entities, don’t you?

jim56 on July 7, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I want to ban the money transfers that are typical of say, oh, Western Union, were Jose Gonzales sends money to his family in wherever, not the bank transfers or the company money transfes, but the private citizen transfers handled through non-bank entities.

polarglen on July 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Good. Glad to see you want to stop tourism, petroleum transactions and capitalism generally in Central America. You understand that there are plenty of legitimate transactions with Central America entities, don’t you?

jim56 on July 7, 2014 at 7:39 PM

You don’t need to stop all transfers, just giros postales from Western Union/Walmart/Xoom, et al .

Illegals don’t do bank wire transfers, in case you didn’t know

Of course, Western Union has virtually no business model other than sending American dollars south of the border, so I imagine they’d object, but hey, so would Mexico.

Bear in mind that dollars sent home by Mexican nationals is the biggest contributor to Mexico’s GDP. Never seen numbers for other Latin American countries, but I bet they’d like in on the money faucet too.

Dolce Far Niente on July 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

You don’t need to stop all transfers, just giros postales from Western Union/Walmart/Xoom, et al .

Illegals don’t do bank wire transfers, in case you didn’t know

Of course, Western Union has virtually no business model other than sending American dollars south of the border, so I imagine they’d object, but hey, so would Mexico.

Bear in mind that dollars sent home by Mexican nationals is the biggest contributor to Mexico’s GDP. Never seen numbers for other Latin American countries, but I bet they’d like in on the money faucet too.

Dolce Far Niente on July 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

In this case, the illegals aren’t from Mexico. They are from Honduras, Nicaragua, and elsewhere in Central America.

jim56 on July 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Hey .. we came across your order therefore you owe us!

JellyToast on July 7, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Of course, Western Union has virtually no business model other than sending American dollars south of the border, so I imagine they’d object, but hey, so would Mexico.

Dolce Far Niente on July 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

We need to start a list of the companies/organizations who benefit financially from ILLEGAL Invaders so we can begin connecting dots.

So far my list includes:

Western Union – Gets a cut on $ sent out of U.S.A.

Southwest Key – provides shelter for ILLEGAL minors at 17+ locations in U.S.

Greyhound Bus – Transports ILLEGALS to towns near you

Catholic Church – More members and gov’t money to provide services to ILLEGALS

Unions – ILLEGALS pay Union dues too

Coyotes – Revenue from smuggling of ILLEGALS

Drug Cartels – Expand distribution network

Politicians – Political contributions from groups who benefit from ILLEGAL invasions

Chamber of Commerce – Looking for low wage workers

Anybody who hires an ILLEGAL as a Nanny, Maid, Gardener, or any other service provider

I’m sure I’ve missed some who deserve to be included.


Who else needs to be added to this list?

wren on July 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

McCain must be up for re-election. He’ll be Reach-Across-the-Aisle-McPain come January 2015 if re-elected…..

glcinpdx on July 7, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Who else needs to be added to this list?

Democrats….new LoFo feedstock to feed their dependency constituent voter fraud machine…

glcinpdx on July 7, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Words are words, Mr. Senator. Make it law (that’s your job). Then have the political will to ENFORCE IT!

Netclimber on July 7, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I thought McCain was at the border handing out “Welcome to America packets” filled with ObamaCare free health care coupons, an ObamaPhone, drivers license, free education, a years worth of Food Stamps and automatic registration as a Democratic party voter.

albill on July 7, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Heh. I do believe he was, in spirit. His body was on cable. Why? To keep anyone else from getting face time. Who lets him on? The MSM because he is one with them, and GOP leadership, because they are one with him. And the billionaires, who count on him to make sure no one hears the truth. The public understands he is a babbling fool, so if he is all that shows up for the party, the casual news viewer knows there is no emergency.

If you polled Congress, you would get the idea there is an IRS emergency going on. Oh, and some kind of war in central america is causing helpless refugees to disappear into the bowels of America. But meanwhile, there is an IRS crisis which must be resolved. The refugees can sort themselves out when they get their voter registrations

Boehner et al are holding their breaths and hoping the refugees flood in faster to dilute the tea party voter base. The only war they care about is the future war with the Gadsden flag wavers, who are trying to destabilize the system by demanding America remain a sovereign nation

The White House might even play ball with him on that, since they want to spotlight Obama being “tough” on recent illegals. – ap

Bingo. WH IS playing ball with Dumbo, working the sucker base.

You wont hear Boehner talking about suing Obie on immigration.

If they get lucky, the Minutemen show up again, and this time, they use the NSA search engine to take them down one by one. They (includes the vindictive McCain) want confrontation. They do not understand this is a tactical error in the long run

Do not assume this is only Obama’s war. More than Obama pulled strings to create the illegal flood. Vindictive McCain of course is dying for revenge over his last amnesty failure. If his BFF Hil won because of this, he could die happy, and at that point, they wont need him anyway

entagor on July 7, 2014 at 10:04 PM

McCain is a lying POS liberal Obama waterboy.

McCain supports full amnesty and explicitly told donors that his amnesty bill had no real enforcement provisions (waivers exist for every single one) and that the “militarized border” talk was just to get the base of sheep behind it, after which it would be stripped out, ignored or defunded.

http://www.firemccain.com

azpatriotsdotcom on July 7, 2014 at 10:10 PM

So far my list includes:

Western Union – Gets a cut on $ sent out of U.S.A.

Southwest Key – provides shelter for ILLEGAL minors at 17+ locations in U.S.

Greyhound Bus – Transports ILLEGALS to towns near you

Catholic Church – More members and gov’t money to provide services to ILLEGALS

Unions – ILLEGALS pay Union dues too

Coyotes – Revenue from smuggling of ILLEGALS

Drug Cartels – Expand distribution network

Politicians – Political contributions from groups who benefit from ILLEGAL invasions

Chamber of Commerce – Looking for low wage workers

Anybody who hires an ILLEGAL as a Nanny, Maid, Gardener, or any other service provider

I’m sure I’ve missed some who deserve to be included.

Who else needs to be added to this list?

wren on July 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

That one point alone probably disqualifies most of the citizens in Texas and Southern California.

jim56 on July 7, 2014 at 10:11 PM

once you finally get under McCain’s skin, he becomes a conservative again. As I knew he would eventually. The reason I “held my nose” and voted for him in ’08. It would be a different and better world had he been elected. No doubt.

Darvin Dowdy on July 7, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I can’t think of another possibility. McCain 2016!

And that’s what “phoning it in” looks like.

V7_Sport on July 7, 2014 at 10:17 PM

He’s taking flak and trying to gain some altitude.

claudius on July 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Worse than Obama.

Obama said he was going to bring a gun to the fight and did.

McCain says he is on our side but is the supply operation for Obama’s ammo.

Fool me with lies once, shame on him, try to fool me the second time with the same (Rick Perry type re-elect me lies),

pardon the French but “&” you” old paid off fool.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Add the U.S. Dist. courts who ruled aginst all the States and Cities who tried to protect their citizens from this illegal invasion such as Farmers Branch Texas and Az..

Both tried to do the right thing but no these Black Robe thugs who do the bidding of the crime operation in Washington D.C. ,,, ruled no to U.S. Citizens attempting to re-establish the rule of law.

Judges acting out side the law should be inpeached also.

It is fight or die time, and we all know it.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Obama’s legacy:smuggling slave labor into the US.

Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Abe Lincoln and MLK would be so proud of him.

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I guess you can call me a cynic then. I don’t believe a word this old, traitorous creep says.

Diluculo on July 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

OK , this Constitution.

Where are the words on “immigrant rights”,, just can not find them.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

How about covering REAL immigration news?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/07/Protestors-Keep-Third-Round-of-Illegal-Alien-Buses-from-Murrieta-Border-Patrol-Station

Seriously, HA is going ever deeper down the “moderate Republican” rabbit hole.

AJsDaddie on July 7, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Foreign aid? We’re being invaded, Johnny, you addled bag of gas.

catsmeow on July 7, 2014 at 11:44 PM

It’s time to cut foreign aid to countries that won’t stop their citizens from entering the U.S. illegally, says … John McCain?

Millions of Americans have figured out that they can stay at home all the time and watch cable TV. Why wouldn’t some of these foreigners want a piece of that action? They may be poor, but they aren’t stupid.

As for foreign “aid” that should end for everyone-forever. We…don’t…have…the…money. And even if we did, it’s still obviously a corrupt system-probably involves money laundering for all I know.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Both Republicans and Democrats have gamed the immigration system for decades, each to their own purposes.
Federal law says that an employer must verify the citizenship and IDs of the persons they wish to hire. But if the employer looks too closely at fake documents, Illegals, Democrats, and the ACLU scream “Discrimination.’
Employers also game the system by claiming that they are “not qualified” to discern if the fake documents printed on cheap printers in Mexico are actually fake.
We ALL know that the entire system is a corrupt-scam.
I have no faith that any of the ruling class will do the right thing.
I do get some small pleasure, at least, watching them run around with their hair on fire for a little while…

shorebird on July 8, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Link to the Chinese invaders

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Since they’re using the Traditional Chinese rather than Simplified Chinese script on the signs the problem is obviously illegals from Taiwan and Hong Kong rather than the mainland…

DarkCurrent on July 8, 2014 at 1:42 AM

…of course, it’s untoward to harbor a deep, deep desire for a horrible misfortune to befall someone…

…..but – it’s just soooooo untoward to harbor such things….

williamg on July 8, 2014 at 2:14 AM

Link to the Chinese invaders

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM

According to the article

“Since 1960, the number of Chinese immigrants arriving in America has increased each decade, according to a Migration Policy Institute report. “The Chinese born represent the second-largest immigrant group in the country (after the foreign born from Mexico) in 2010,” the report says.”

What it fails to mention is that Chinese immigrants have been the most numerous legal immigrants in recent years.

And of course the reason that the number began to rise in the 1960s is that from the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 to the Magnuson Act in 1943 Chinese immigration to the US was almost completely prohibited. From 1943 until the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Chinese immigration was limited to a maximum of 105 per year.

DarkCurrent on July 8, 2014 at 2:14 AM

DarkCurrent on July 8, 2014 at 2:14 AM

Noticed the greater presence of Asians in TV ads over the last few years?

With this in mind, and with the recognition that the Asian American population has an estimated $452 billion in purchasing power, advertisers and their corporate clients are increasingly including Asian American actors in their ads and commercials. As summarized on Asian American-focused sites like 8Asians.*om, recent examples of television commercials that feature Asian Americans include eSurance, Target, Verizon, Staples, Hewlett Packard, Subaru, and McDonalds, to name just a few.

Curiously, I haven’t notice Hispanics on TV ads very much, except on the Spanish channels? One might say that it’s more productive to target them in their own language, but why not the Asians as well? Guess they would have too many languages to cover and there aren’t any big Asian channels like Telemundo. But I’m pretty sure that most Hispanics here do speak English anyway.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Noticed the greater presence of Asians in TV ads over the last few years?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Well, I live in China. Most people in TV ads are Asians ;)

Today I arrived in the US for my first visit in a few years. I see if I notice.

DarkCurrent on July 8, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I see if I notice.

-> “I’ll see if I notice.”

Like I said, it’s been a few years ;)

DarkCurrent on July 8, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Build the dang fence, Part 2

Brock Robamney on July 8, 2014 at 5:06 AM

In this case, the illegals aren’t from Mexico. They are from Honduras, Nicaragua, and elsewhere in Central America.

jim56 on July 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Yes, but to get here they are going across Mexico. The Mexican government could stop this, if they chose to do so. But they’re not stopping it, because the end game here for them and LaRaza and the Obama administration is a giant new amnesty, which would benefit Mexico.

AZCoyote on July 8, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Why should we expect other governments to crack down on our illegal immigration problem when our own President won’t and so many state and local governments are actively sabotaging enforcement with sanctuary laws, state DREAM Acts, etc?

kd6rxl on July 8, 2014 at 7:37 AM

John who???….

archer52 on July 8, 2014 at 8:29 AM

I agree absolutely with him on the foreign aid. Of course, I’m not a fan of foreign aid, anyway. So, this would be a good place to start to cut it off.

GWB on July 8, 2014 at 9:37 AM

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