Congress has a clear constitutional policymaking authority to change immigration law in order to develop a permanent solution for those individuals that were [DACA] recipients. If confirmed, I will stand ready to work with Congress to provide any technical assistance needed towards a permanent, legal solution.Donald Trump’s DHS Nominee: Americans ‘Owe’ Amnesty to DACA Illegals, By John Binder, Breitbart.com, November 8, 2017Executive summary: She favors Amnesty.At the hearing itself Ms. Nielsen said, when asked about the DREAMers, "We owe it to them to find a permanent solution.” [Donald Trump’s DHS Nominee Ignores His Immigration Principles, MAGA Agenda, By John Binder, Breitbart.com, November 9, 2017]We owe it to them! It's our fault they're in such a pickle, so we owe it to them to set it right!If indeed we owed the DREAMers anything, surely we've paid off the debt with the untold billions we've spent on them by way of education, health care, law enforcement, welfare, and other public provisions funded by U.S. citizens through taxes. Our own Ed Rubinstein has estimated the tab could rise to 750 billion dollars—three-quarters of a trillion. Why do we still owe them?In fact, we never owed them anything in the first place. They're in a pickle because they broke our laws. Yet President Trump's nominee thinks we owe them.To the contrary: they owe us. They owe us an apology for breaking our laws, and they owe us restitution of the money we've spent on their public provisions while illegally present in our country.I can't improve on Ann Coulter's observation, tweet: "Other than being very pretty, Trump's DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen is Chuck Schumer.
I can't improve on the second part of that, anyway. The first is open to dispute. "Pretty" is not a synonym for "blonde," though a surprising number of people of both sexes seem to think it is.What on earth was the President thinking when he agreed to this nomination? Ms. Nielsen's views are totally contrary to the clear positions on border security and Amnesty that—does he not know? —got him elected.You have to think that the President just doesn't really give a fig about the National Question. If he does give a fig, this nomination is a very peculiar way to show it. Was Janet Napolitano not available?The Senate committee is set to vote on Ms. Nielsen's appointment Tuesday. But some Democrats want more hearings, on the grounds that the “Washington veteran” I mentioned above, Elaine Duke, has apparently leaked to the press her threat to resign if the White House insisted that she treat the expiring “Temporary Protected Status” of Hondurans here since 1998 (!) as, well, temporary—and require them to leave. The Democrats claim this shows the White House is interfering in policy.Wait—what? Interfering in policy? Isn’t that why we have elections?Then the entire Senate gets to vote, reportedly before Thanksgiving.[ Democrats want DHS nominee to return to Senate panel for more questioning, by Nick Miroff, Washington Post, November 10, 2017]Well, I vote NO!!!! on Kirstjen Nielsen.If you care about the National Question, call your Senator and urge him to vote No on Kirstjen Nielsen too.John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com:FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013. For years he’s been podcasting at Radio Derb, now available at VDARE.com for no charge.His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.Readers who wish to donate (tax deductible) funds specifically earmarked for John Derbyshire`s writings at VDARE.com can do so here.
I don't like conspiracy theories on attractive women using sex for promotions, but other than being very pretty, Trump's DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen is Chuck Schumer.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 8, 2017