Published on Nov 14, 2018
History is full of examples of what happens when illegal migration patterns are halted. We only need to look toward Tunisia, Libya and Morocco for recent examples. As the Central American migration horde begins to bottleneck within northern Mexico, it is likely President-elect Lopez-Obrador is beginning to evaluate those prior consequences.
President Trump took pro-active steps to harden the U.S. border through the deployment of U.S. military, and specifically through Corps of Engineers working in concert with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to make illegal entry into the U.S. far more difficult.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum
As an outcome, the mass influx of Central American travelers is backing-up in Tijuana Mexico; and this mass collection of people -mostly military aged males- will almost certainly continue for the next six months. It did not take long for Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum to see the impact to his town. Local protests began within days of the first several thousand arriving. Things will likely not end well unless active steps are taken soon to turn around the migrants.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of Tijuana residents, opposed to what they described as the “chaos” of the Central American migrant caravan, gathered at a prominent roundabout in Tijuana Sunday morning, before marching to a large, temporary shelter, which now holds about 2,400 migrants.
They chanted “Mexico! Mexico!” and “yes to migrants, no to invaders!” They sang the national anthem and waved Mexican flags and banners and signs, with messages urging the migrants to go home and urging the government to take action.
Early this morning U.S. officials temporarily shut down the San Ysidro port of entry as they put hardened elements in place to block any attempts to rush the border entry point.
The government of Mexico must be evaluating the possibilities of severe civil unrest unless they do something different; it is obvious the position of President Trump will remain unchanged. Additionally, and importantly, Democrats realize they are on the wrong side of this issue as the majority of Americans -including their own constituents- do not want to see a mass influx of economic migrants. The shift toward silence from the media narrative engineers is transparent.
President Trump has a quiver full of consequential economic arrows that can be used to leverage Mexico into action. There is a decent possibility President Trump can utilize the growing crisis at the border to change the perspectives within Washington DC. The next few months should be very interesting in this regard…
Via NBC – […] Some protesters said the Mexican government should follow President Donald Trump’s lead and adopt tougher border policies.
“He’s defending his border, unlike our president,” said protester Elvia Vijeras. “Now there will be more violence in Tijuana.”
On Friday, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum called the influx of migrants an “avalanche” that could wind up staying in the city for at least six months.
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted about Gastelum saying the city was “ill-prepared” for the migrants.
“Likewise, the U.S. is ill-prepared for this invasion, and will not stand for it,” Trump tweeted. “They are causing crime and big problems in Mexico. Go home!” (read more)
The White House sent a letter to CNN narrative engineer Jim Acosta notifying him his pass granting him temporary access to the White House grounds could be suspended after a temporary restraining order runs its course:
As noted the letter outlines the White House is establishing formal rules for conduct as an outcome of CNN filing a lawsuit to support the behavior of the “journalist”. Following the process for appeal, and denial therein, the White House intends permanent revocation.
Thus the baseline for unacceptable conduct, and the decision for press-pass revocation, will now apply toward all journalists covering the White House; and the White House Correspondents Association will no longer be the decision-maker.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump received the official White House Christmas tree today. The 19½-foot Fraser fir was grown on a farm owned by Larry Smith of Newland, NC. The traditional reception included the sounds of “O Christmas Tree” playing as horses pulled a wagon carrying the tree up the White House driveway to the North Portico.
Interesting interview covering multiple aspects to the change in House power. Soon to be in the minority, HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes discusses the likely diminished investigation into DOJ/FBI corruption as a result of Rod Rosenstein and “Dirty Cops” running out the clock.
One of the interesting points noted by Nunes is how Speaker Paul Ryan requested the DOJ and FBI declassify internal emails for House committee use. However, DAG Rod Rosenstein refused to provide the emails which highlighted how officials within the institution abused their authority.
It will be interesting to watch how the “trust the plan” group, those proclaiming Rod Rosenstein is the harbinger of DOJ virtue, reconcile today’s interview with Devin Nunes.
Outgoing and retiring Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, appears on Fox and Friends weekend to discuss the status of investigations into the DOJ and FBI corruption.
Goodlatte notes the reason for former FBI Director James Comey to refuse to testify to a closed session, and also outlines how the joint House Oversight and Judicary committee will turn over their investigative material to the Senate Oversight (Ron Johnson) and Senate Judiciary (likely Lindsey Graham) committees.
Famous for his GOPe role within the “shameful seven” Senator Roy Blunt (U-DC) appears on Fox News to discuss the action priorities of a new senate. Blunt has been rewarded and advanced by the Decepticon leadership to new power within the chamber.
Similar to the conversation with Liz Cheney, Roy Blunt speaks to the importance of military spending. [*Important National Security notation*: To the Decepticons, the use of military deployed leverage is viewed as a better option than using U.S. economic leverage (Trump approach); because when President Trump deploys U.S. economic leverage it can impact the Decepticon’s Wall Street donors and K-Street lobbyists.]
Newly installed Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (U-DC) appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss how the GOPe can best infiltrate the MAGA agenda.
Ms. Cheney outlines how the ‘Prescott-Bush-Stapleton’ Wall Street coalition will openly embrace all of the Trump agenda initiatives because the GOPe are able to hide behind the minority shield once again. [Thus, the dance of the decepticons]
The professionally republican no longer have the power to promote the MAGA agenda, thus the GOPe evolve back into fully embracing border security etc. It is predictable, albeit eye-opening for some, to watch them morph in real time.