Now We Know (Our Tax Dollars At Work), ICE Raid Targets, And A Possibility? *Open Thread*


On Tuesday, I wrote about the attack on, and protest of ICE facilities. over te planned ICE raids of illegal aliens. I wondered just who it was behind the attack on the facility in Aurora, CO. That was the facility where they took down the US Flag, and hung the Mexican flag. They also defaced a Blue Lives Matter flag, putting it back up upside down, with “Abolish ICE” spray painted on it. You know – this:

GRRRRR. It makes me angry as hell every time I see this.

So, who were the culprits? Michelle Malkin has exposed the ringleaders who engaged in this un-American protest. One of them is going to make your blood boil. Why? You’ll see. From Michelle Malkin at Townhall:

One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a designated “host,” LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Donald Trump’s deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings.

Brazen hatred of cops, Border Patrol and ICE agents were on full display at the open borders protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups, including Code Pink, CASA and CAIR. Marchers echoed the “Close the Concentration Camps” rhetoric of Congressional Brat Pack Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). They carried signs declaring “ICE=Gestapo” and “Free the People, Burn the Camps.” It’s not just idle rhetoric. Antifa thug Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, attempted to set a Tacoma ICE facility on fire on Saturday before being shot dead. He has been hailed as a “hero” and a “martyr” by fellow “progressive” travelers, while sympathetic mainstream reporters and activists look the other way.

The president and CEO of LIRS, Krishanti Vignarajah, is a Sri Lankan refugee and former Michelle Obama policy director who led the Lights for Liberty event in Washington, D.C. She argues that Americans are obligated to open the floodgates at the southern border (since she turned out so great) and vehemently opposes what she calls “militant border enforcement.” To these border-sabotaging radicals, of course, any border enforcement is “militant.”

Isn’t that interesting? That the President of LIRS worked for Michelle Obama? A woman who runs an agency that declares our borders should be open? Uh, yeah.

But wait – it gets worse:

LIRS sounds like just the kind of extremist group you’d expect to be kept afloat by billionaire George Soros’ big bucks. But hold on to your wallets and your American flags, folks: In 2016, LIRS relied on $64.7 million in government subsidies from taxpayers — that’s you and me — to fund a whopping 96.2% of its budget.

LIRS is one of nine agencies that receives tens of millions of dollars to resettle refugees from around the world. The organization brags that it is “a vital arm of the United States refugee admissions program” that has worked with the State Department to import “over 500,000 refugees” to our country. One of LIRS’ most famous clients? Somalian-born Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose immigration, marriage and tax fraud problems I reported on in my column last month. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

YOU are paying for this organization. YOU. Your tax dollars make up almost LITS’s ENTIRE BUDGET. This organization that is protesting one of our law enforcement facilities, is a sanctioned refugee organization, and which promotes open borders, is being paid for BY YOU.

Yeah – that’s your tax paying dollars at work. If you are opposed to open borders, and opposed to your tax dollars being used to fund an anti-American organization, I suggest you contact your legislators tout de suite  to rescind this organization’s certification and funding.

This is a HORRIBLE use of our money. They clearly do not deserve it, nor should they be affiliated with the US Government in any way, shape, or form, given their actions at Aurora, as well as their joining arms with the likes of Hamas-affiliated CAIR.


As to those ICE raids, as the following article highlights, this wasn’t ICE officers storming into communities with armored vehicles grabbing anyone they could. Not at all. From The Federalist:

Far from a mass roundup, ICE’s responsibility was to find approximately 2,000 illegal immigrants. Nor were the targets randomly chosen to inspire terror among illegally present foreigners or to display a sign of the administration’s lawless lust for retribution against those who break immigration laws.

With a population of 11 million illegal immigrants and some estimates saying as many as 1 million of them are already under court order to leave after receiving due process, the arrest of every one of those on the current list couldn’t even be counted as a drop in the bucket for dealing with the problem.

Moreover, those chosen had already been through the long, tedious process by which the government is forced to prove its case in immigration courts. All have already been ordered out of the country after they had a chance to make their case to be able to stay or even to claim asylum. All of them had broken federal law, received their day in court, and had received court documents telling them they must leave the country.

Nor, despite the talk of jackbooted tactics by ICE agents that fueled inappropriate Holocaust analogies, with the illegal immigrants being described as latter-day versions of Anne Frank, were the authorities granted carte blanche by the courts to bring in their targets by any means. ICE is flatly prohibited from entering the homes of these illegal immigrants. All they can do is knock and ask them to come out and must impotently wait in frustration if no one complies. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Well, gee – that isn’t exactly the impression given by the Left/media, is it? Yeah, not even close. And no doubt it was intentional to obscure the very limited scope of what ICE was doing so they cold push their far left anti-US, anti-border ranting.

Speaking of the Far-Left rantings and AOC’s insane comparisons of illegal alien holding facilities to concentration camps, I have some interesting news there (h/t friend for this link). That would be the Republican challenger to AOC in her district. From the NY Post:

Scherie Murray and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Scherie Murray, a Jamaican-born woman who grew up in Queens and founded a TV production and advertising company, plans to run for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to a report.

“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray, 38, told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”

The Republican, who moved to the US when she was 9, slams the New York progressive darling in an introductory video. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Oh, this is gonna be good. Yep. I need some more popcorn for this one. Hmm, maybe I’ll go donate to Murray’s campaign!

That’s it for me. What’s on your minds today?

This is an Open Thread.


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34 Responses to “Now We Know (Our Tax Dollars At Work), ICE Raid Targets, And A Possibility? *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Great post Amy. This crap is being lied about or ignored by the media and people just don’t know what is happening.

    One thing that is worrying Dems is the growing unpopularity of the radical, far-left, ignorant, anti-Semitic and dishonest “Squawk Squad.”

    Yesterday another attempt to impeach Trump went wrong, again, and the left is left with egg on their faces. Again.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Marge! It is astonishing to see just how incurious the media is abt things like attacks on federal buildings (as Dana Perino noted yesterday), or with whom the terrorist in Tacoma was affiliated. Nope, on’t care, don’t need to know, move along, nothing to see…

      Finding out that we subsidize almost the entire budget of an agency that is protesting against the very government footing their bill – meaning WE are footing the bill – is beyond offensive. They should lost funding ASAP.

      Yeah, how abt that impeachment thing? Amazing on what the Dems continue to waste OUR TIME. There are REAL ISSUES with which they need to be dealing, yet they can’t be bothered. Absolutely infuriating.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    ‘The President Won This One’: CNN’s Tapper Details How Trump Outflanked Ocasio-Cortez And Her Leninist Girl Scout Troop

    By Matt Vespa

    House Democrats may have appeared united in the resolution condemning President Trump for a series of tweets aimed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), but behind the scenes we have chaos. A few talked to Tapper off the record and noted this whole fiasco has been a massive win for the Trump White House.

    There was infighting between AOC and Speaker Pelosi, which is good, but what’s even better is forcing the Democratic leadership to re-embrace this Leninist Girl Scout Troop from Hell and their extremist agenda and anti-Semitic remarks. Oh, and Omar made sure to make it clear to CBS’s Gayle King that she doesn’t regret her remarks.

    “The president won this one,” said one House Democrat to Tapper, “What the president has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks and the president has now identified the entire party with them.”

  4. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Kurt Schlichter had a GREAT post today in Townhall abt what America would look like if ruled by AOC and her ilk:

    If these freaks ever got power it will be open season on your ability to participate in our society and our government. After all, you’re a racist Jesus-loving/observant Jew NRA monster of greed and privilege and hatred and you deserve no rights. Your (alleged) rights are an obstacle to the fundamental transformation of America into Venezuela that they seek. In other words, your rights are expendable, and once in power the left will get right to expending them.

    What would be the agenda if the Commie Coven took over? Job One would be securing their own power, meaning eliminating yours.

    The first thing they would do is ensure the left never lost another election, and part of that is addressing the troublesome electorate that insists on voting in ways progressives do not approve of. Officially throwing open the borders will help fix that. Are the American people disappointing you? Get a new American people! The pathway to citizenship runs straight north, with a stop along the way at the welfare office to get free stuff like health care and food stamps – all courtesy of you.


    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Schlichter nails the left perfectly. Must be why I like him so much.

    • fyreglass Says:

      You want an example of what this will look like? Look no further than California. The “Jungle Primary” has effectively reduced the chances of all 3rd party candidates to zero, along with severely hampering the chances of any GOP candidates. (In 2018, our choices for both US Senator and Lt. Governor consisted of “Democrat A” and “Democrat B”, with no write-in possible.) And there is a bill on the governor’s desk that will deny ANY state or federal candidate a spot on California’s primary ballot unless they have publicly released their tax returns.

      The votes and voices of California’s non-Democrats have been effectively silenced.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Good grief, fyreglass- that is troubling indeed. I am sure it makes moderates, independents, and conservatives just throw up their hands and ask why bother voting at all. And I am sure that is the point.

        Oh – and how abt the new move to censor language in Berkeley? Yeah – no one can have brothers or sisters any more. It’s all siblings. No manhole covers, no mandates, no manpower, no none of that hateful rhetoric anymore!


  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Forgot to comment about the whole “LIRS ” being funded by tax dollars. My blood pressure was rising as I read that.

    What are those idiots in congress doing funding crap like this? Our tax dollars are used like Monopoly money. They have no respect for the money they spend that is taken, taken not given, by hard-working Americans.

    This is outrageous!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You said it – that is exactly how they treat our money. How in the world this very political organization has been given such preferential treatment is beyond me. It shows the insidious nature of politics and how the Left has infiltrated organizations intended to do good.

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Good Lord – now the NYTimes is essentially championing Communism (USSR) in terms of the Apollo 11 moon landing. And wow, do people ever have a whole lot to say to them:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The NYT seems to be going out of his way to alienate 1/2 the country these days. They were always biased and we always knew they were biased but lately they are just stupid biased and ignorant biased and not even worth putting in the bottom o a bird cage.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        You said it, Marge. This nostalgic fondness for Communist Russia to again denigrate the USA says it all. 

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This abt says it all:

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Honestly, I do not understand why victims (or their families) of crimes committed by illegals who have been released by law enforcement rather than uphold ICE detainers do not sue the absolute CRAP out of those municipalities. They are breaking the law, and citizens are paying the price.

    Glad Trump is getting ICE to detail the results of these idiotic policies:

  9. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Seems Austin wants to replicate Seattle, LA, and SF in terms of homeless camps. Now they are allowing homeless people to camp wherever they want except City Hall (!!!!) and parks.

    And people are already unhappy abt it – it just started on 7/1:

    I just saw Dr. Drew on “The Five” discussing the level of rats in LA thanks to their embracing of homeless camps. That is how you get Bubonic Plague:

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This piece from PJ Media abt Ilhan Omar and how the media has lied (shocking – not) to build her up:

    Similarly, the Washington Examiner — having mostly passed on our Omar story for three years until the Star Tribune deemed it an acceptable topic — flew a reporter to Minneapolis. The reporter published an article on Omar which was a duplicate of virtually all of our work as well. It was touted by the reporter as an “EXCLUSIVE”. The reporter praised herself on social media for flying to Minneapolis and finding so much evidence in just 48 hours.

    I am posting this along with my new evidence on Powerline today in hopes that the Ilhan Omar era will not be chronicled as that of a corrupt and bigoted politician. Those come and go. The historical record, written objectively, should focus on the three years of apparently deliberate unethical choices made by legacy news media.

    Charmed with credentials, political belief, and cultural approval above fact-finding, it seems they chose to fawn over a seemingly corrupt anti-Semite because her identity felt like a heaven-sent club to wield against Donald Trump.

    Fittingly, the media bookended this “see no evil” period of the Ilhan Omar era with more perfectly irrational idiocy: It seems the media chose to whitewash its responsibility and duplicate the work of other reporters … to repair trust with its customers.

    Ilhan Omar, the media’s very own national disgrace, is a fine moment for customers to say “never again” about being misled.


    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Does nothing penetrate the bubble where the media resides? Most people are sick of the anti-Semetic rhetoric of this horrible woman. They are sick of someone who came here for shelter and has complained ever since.

      Only the left – the far leftists like her or think she has something to say worth hearing. She “married” her own brother to fraudulently enter this country and there are a lot of questions about how she handles campaign monies. She’s corrupt, dishonest, abusive, a liar and a fraud.

      Naturally our media loves her and works to build her up. In this case the more they people see the less they like. And that reflects on the media. Not smart.

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  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A friend recommended that I watch Dinesh D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America.” Holy smokes, is it eye opening, from the Democrats and slavery/KKK (the KKK killed 3,000 blacks – and 1,000 white Republicans), to Margaret Sanger, to Saul Alinksy, and more. WOW.

    Oh, and it is free on Amazon Prime.

  13. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Talk about a hero – this NC man died saving his 7 kids from drowning at a beach. They had all been at church that morning:

  14. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Remember when Nadler tried to deport Sebastian Gorka – using our money to do it. Trump never called for deporting ANY US citizen,but the Dems? Yep:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The hypocrisy of the left is simply stunning. If only we had a competent media to report about it, instead of covering it up, so that more citizens knew what was happening.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I know, right? It is truly astonishing. I used to scoff when Reps would claim the media was biased against them. Not anymore…

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

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