The Greek government has announced one of the terrorist gunmen who had a part in killing over 120 in Paris on Friday evening entered Europe while masquerading as a refugee just six weeks ago.
Reports early on Saturday that one of the gunmen was found to have been carrying a Syrian passport have been followed by an announcement by Greek minister for citizen protection Nikos Tosca that the individual was masquerading as a refugee, reports Greek Antenna news.
The unnamed killer was registered on the Greek island of Leros in the southern Aegean sea on the third of October. The Island is just ten miles from the Turkish coast and has been a major point of ingress for so-called ‘refugees’ into Europe, alongside neighbour island Kos.
Having come ashore in Europe in October, the killer spent just six weeks as a refugee before killing in Paris.
It is possible the man had travelled from Syria with his fellow killers with the express intention of attacking Paris, and taking advantage of the migrant flow to pass into the continent unnoticed. Britain’s BBC reports this afternoon the group may have been a self contained terror ‘cell’ from Syria.
The news will come as a major shock to the European establishment who have mocked and derided those who have warned that the migrant route into Europe would be exploited by those wishing to do harm to Europe. Latest United Nations estimates show over 800,000 migrants have passed through the Mediterranean on their way to Europe this year, with 660,700 landing in Greece and 142,400 in Italy.
Many more travel north through the Balkans, contributing to the minimum 1.5 million migrants expected by just Germany to the end of 2015.
In April of this year, just before the British General Election, UKIP leader Nigel Farage travelled to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to warn that ISIS and its sympathisers would try to find their way to European soil to commit terrorist attacks. He was roundly dismissed by the European Parliament, and Britain’s mainstream media.
Earlier this week Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that he would bolster Greek’s border controls by sending 300 police to help stop migrants. He said in an interview that the Greeks were not doing their job properly in securing Europe’s borders, but simply processing all that come, and sending them on into Europe.
RUSH: Trump is getting it from all sides now as Luis Gutierrez, our old buddy from Illinois, a Democrat member of Congress that was desperately hoping we’d have amnesty by now. He had already set up procedures for it; Obama let him down. But he’s really been paving the way for it, and he’s really, really, really upset that Saturday Night Live is gonna host Trump.
Luis Gutierrez is leading an effort to get Saturday Night Live to rescind their invitation. He went to the floor of the House of Representatives to rail against Trump appearing on Saturday Night Live.
GUTIERREZ: It starts every Q&A at every high school I visit. The questions are about Donald Trump. “Is he gonna be our next president? Is it true that he wants to revoke our citizenship, deport us to the countries our parents came from? Is it true he wants to round us up, Mr. Gutierrez, and deport us all?” When they hear that Trump is hosting Saturday Night Live — not just being a guest, but actually hosting — even after saying Mexicans are mostly rapists, criminals, and drug dealers, they get the impression that calling whole groups of people rapists, criminals, and drug dealers — based on their ethnicity or national origin — is basically okay with us in America.
RUSH: Luis, are you actually trying to tell us that people are running around talking about Trump hosting Saturday Night Live being worried about it, that if he were just guesting it’d be okay, but he’s hosting, and that has ’em really upset? Luis, this is your deal. This is typical of what these people do. (imitating Luis) “Everywhere I go, every high school I go to everybody’s asking me, ‘Luis, why, Luis, why is Trump saying… why?'” Nobody’s asking Luis about it. They have their own opinions already.
Luis is just putting his thoughts in other people’s mouths, minds, and trying to expand the universe of people that supposedly think the way he does. I think, Luis, you gotta be very careful. Your comments here that you just attributed to Trump are what put him at the top of the heap on day one. You’re just reminding people why they supported Trump at the outset, if you keep talking this way. He wasn’t through. We have one more bite, again, this on the floor of the House just this morning.
GUTIERREZ: When I asked these young Americans whether they plan to get registered to vote, every hand goes up in the classroom. Donald Trump is spurring youth voter mobilization like I’ve never seen before. But let’s be honest. Do we really want to motivate civic participation through fear of deportation, racial profiling, and families being broken up?
RUSH: Stop the tape. Hell, yes, you do! That’s exactly what you want. By all rights, Luis, you should be demanding that Trump not be thrown off Saturday Night Live. If all of these benefits are accruing to the Democrat Party, if all these people tell you they can’t wait to register, they can’t wait to vote, Luis, you really care why they want to register? And if they’re registering out of fear of deportation or racial profiling or families being broken up, you worry that they’re — don’t try to sell us this bill of goods, Luis. You’ll take it however you can get it, and you’ll applaud Trump for doing it.
GUTIERREZ: American teenagers growing up to distrust their government. Trump wants to take us back to the good old days of race relations, which apparently means the 1950s, when President Eisenhower evicted millions of immigrants and US citizens from the United States.
RUSH: Okay, Luis. Ladies and gentlemen, I have some shocking immigration news for you here. If you listen to people like Luis Gutierrez, then you would believe that we deport everything, that we want to deport everybody, that we’re going to deport everybody, and that only guardians of these poor immigrants like Luis Gutierrez can save them. The fact of the matter is the country is being overrun as we speak. Breitbart News: “At current immigration levels, the United States will add approximately the population of Los Angeles every three years within the next ten years,” coming decade. “This according to Republican staff on the Senate –” this is Jeff Sessions’ committee.
At current legal immigration levels, the US will add approximately the population of LA every three years. The question, are they assimilating? Or are they Balkanizing? Are they assimilating to the American culture, becoming part of the United States of America, or are they just relocating their lives here? According to the Sessions committee, the Census Bureau projects the annual net immigration, annual, every year, net immigration 1.24 million and rising. Last year the number was 1.75 million legal immigrants. That’s in one year.
Now, bear in mind we’re talking about legal immigration here. Who knows how illegal aliens came last year, how many and how they got here. And good luck trying to find that out from government statistics. Between 2015 and 2017, nearly four million net immigrants will enter the US. Another 3.85 million on net will be added from 2018 to 2020. And from 2021 to 2023 an additional 3.85.
We’re talking 12 million additional immigrants through the year 2023, legal immigration. And Luis Gutierrez is running around the high schools telling them all that they’re gonna be deported and their families are gonna be broken up. It’s just the exact opposite. The total, exact opposite. And then there’s this. The Department of Homeland Security is expanding a program that awards businesses bonuses when they hire alien college graduates over native born graduates.
RUSH: So Luis Gutierrez can go to the floor of the House and lie about what Donald Trump said. Yes, he can. Harry Reid can go to the floor of the Senate and lie about what I said. And these UN climate people can go on the news and issue press releases and lie to people about what causes cancer. They can do great harm to businesses, and there’s nothing anybody can do? It’s just amazing. It’s not amazing. It’s become standard operating procedure. It’s par for the course.
RUSH: Okay, so we are on schedule to import an additional 12 million people legally between now and 2023, and there’s Luis Gutierrez on the floor of the House lying about Donald Trump. Donald Trump has not said he wants to revoke anybody’s citizenship. Donald Trump’s not gone anywhere near there. It’s just like Harry Reid went to the floor of the Senate to lie about me, just like these United Nations people passing themselves off as “nutrition scientists” telling you that bacon and processed meats do, in fact, cause cancer. It’s an out-and-out lie!
It cannot be established, it cannot be proven with anecdotal evidence. I have a friend who’s 84 whose bacon and eggs and steak and potatoes every day of his life. And he’s healthy as he can be, and I’m sure you know people like this, too. This is actionable stuff! This is genuinely… Think of the people in the beef industry. They’re not bad people, but they’re being portrayed as enemies of the planet by these jerks at the United Nations, these left-wing Algore Jrs. that are actually out trying to advance a political agenda has nothing to do with climate science.
Twelve million legal immigrants in this country by 2023 at about three million, what is it every three years. It’s a census number. And then there’s this. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that awards businesses bonuses when they hire alien college graduates over native-born graduates, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. The optional practical training program (OPT) awards alien college graduates a work permit to stay in the United States for 12 months.”
So where did this come from? “The new changes [that the government, the Department of Homeland Security] is proposing as part of President Obama’s executive action on immigration last November extends the program further to allow these students to stay in the United States for an additional 24 months,” up to a total of three years. They normally to get to stay for 17 months. “Because DHS defines a recent college graduate as a student, employees and workers can escape paying payroll taxes.
“This means that businesses can receive a bonus of $12,000 to hire an alien college graduate over a native-born one.” Because they are recent college graduates, and because of the way the Department of Homeland Security defines them, they don’t have to pay payroll taxes. They’re here temporarily. Well, that’s a bonus! When you don’t have to pay $12,000 per employee. We’re not talking a differentiation in salary. When businesses do not have to pay payroll taxes for these alien graduates, that’s the incentive to hire them.
So Luis Gutierrez is just full of it.
If Trump wants to get back on top, if indeed he’s fallen from his perch, stories like this are made to order for him, because immigration is what put him at the top anyway. Immigration, and his unyielding position on it, is what has resonated with a cross section of Americans, not just conservatives and not just Republicans, but Democrats, moderates, liberals, you name it. Trump gets support from the whole gamut. And then you couple this with what we see happening in Europe. Stop and think of this.
I told you the story yesterday of how one little hamlet in Germany with a population of 60,000 that has now been overrun by 1,500 migrant refugees who are being housed in some unused building. I guess it’s rather large building. Therefore, those 1500 outnumber the 60 who live there. Guess who runs that town or who’s going to? But beyond that, you can find stories on the Internet featuring overhead pictures of single-file lines of men — young men, able-bodied men — standing in line as far as the eye can see in wind, in rain, in cold.
These are people from desert climes standing in rain in the fall in places like Germany, standing in line to be allowed in, and when it all started, you know, Angela Merkel was all happy about it because they’ve got a birthrate replacement level problem, which is a labor problem. If they’re not producing enough native Germans to maintain their economy, she needs outside people. She’s welcoming 500,000 to 800,000 a year. Now they’re overrunning Europe, folks. They’re dangerously close to losing Europe.
And now they’re having crisis emergency meetings over what to do about it. But the barn door is open. And this is a purposeful migration. It has a political objective to it. And it is essentially to conquer Europe. And the same objective, I’m sure, exists for this country. It’s a little tougher to walk here unless you’re coming from the Southern or Northern Hemispheres. That’s why the southern border is so vulnerable.
RUSH: Let me put this Department of Homeland Security directive in perspective for you. I want to make sure you understand this. I’ll give you a circumstance. On the one hand an illegal college graduate here on a temporary visa or whatever, not yet a citizen. On the other hand, your recently graduated legal citizen, son, daughter, niece, nephew, what have you, they’re vying for the same job at the same business.
The business owner knows because of the most recent Obama executive order that if he hires the recent graduate illegal, he doesn’t have to pay payroll taxes and a number of other payroll deductions that total $12,000 a year. On the one hand, illegal graduate here temporarily, on the other hand your son or daughter. Same job, same company. To hire the illegal costs him $12,000 less than hire your son or daughter. In some businesses, 12,000 bucks could be significant annual profit, could be big money.
The bottom line’s this. You pay your taxes. You went into debt to pay tuition. You want the best for your son or daughter. You believed a college education opens the doors necessary to your kid to succeed. Your kid could have a much higher GPA. Your kid could interview far superior to the illegal graduate and doesn’t still have a prayer getting the gig because the illegal, the temporary noncitizen graduate costs $12,000 less to hire.
How do you compete with that? You can’t have a resume that’s gonna overcome, that cost $12,000 less. You’re not gonna have a skill set, recent college graduate, that will overcome $12,000 cheaper hire. You can’t blow the doors down in an interview so much that overcome that 12,000 bucks. This is another way that immigration, thanks to policy via executive order from Barack Obama, aids illegal immigrants over natives. And people who oppose this are called nativists and xenophobes. And this is all done under the premise of fairness, by the way, as the left defines it.
RUSH: Remember last week I mentioned that there are six and a half million more students with bachelor’s degrees today than jobs available for them? Now add this DHS preference for illegal alien graduates to the mix and see where we are.
Birthright citizenship has exploded into the national discourse. The issue is generating a lot of heat on the Republican side of the aisle in particular, because it threatens to expose the long-standing rift between the party’s base and its pro-crony-capitalism establishment.
Unfortunately, in arguing that the 14th Amendment requires citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, some of the more prominent interlocutors are promoting an incorrect understanding of history. The Wall Street Journal’s recent editorial on the matter is a case in point, and my good friend John Yoo’s NR essay repeats one of the same basic flaws.
The first clause of the 14th Amendment provides that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” The Journal thinks the meaning is “straightforward”: “Subject to the jurisdiction” covers everyone born on U.S. soil (except the children of diplomats and invading armies), because “‘jurisdiction’ defines the territory where the force of law applies and to whom — and this principle is well settled to include almost everyone within U.S. borders, regardless of their home country or the circumstances of their birth.” It then states: “By the circular restrictionist logic, illegal immigrants could not be prosecuted for committing crimes because they are not U.S. citizens.”