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7/4/2019

Cory Booker goes to Juarez

Filed under: Immigration,International — DRJ @ 6:54 am



[Headlines from DRJ]

El Paso Times — Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Juárez to help escort migrants seeking asylum:

JUÁREZ, Mexico — Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker walked five Cuban and Honduran asylum seekers over an international bridge Wednesday.

The New Jersey senator was joined by attorneys from Las Americas and organizers with the group Families Belong Together, in escorting the five women over the bridge, their faces obscured by manila folders.

Las Americas attorney Linda Rivas said the women were victims of sexual assault and labor trafficking in Juárez and intended to claim fear of returning to the border city. Rivas said Booker “is supporting our clients in his role as a senator, which is a pretty powerful support.”

Indeed.

Undermining a Republican President’s foreign policies is what some Democratic Senators do.

— DRJ

18 Responses to “Cory Booker goes to Juarez”

  1. Cory did a great job fixing Newark so I’m sure he will be a great el presidente! With El Tibonio as his VP

    Patricia (3363ec)

  2. These migrant women should not be trafficked and they may be eligible for asylum, but some human trafficking occurs when migrants hire Mexican cartels to help them get to the US or as a diversion for drug trafficking. The answer to that is to enhance control of our border, not selectively undermine it.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. What policies are being undermined exactly? I thought it was legal for people to come here and apply for asylum.

    TR (2c5752)

  4. The current policy is for asylum seekers to put their names on lists maintained by Mexico, and cross into the US to claim asylum when their names come up. I suspect Booker helped these come in ahead of other migrants who were following the current rules.

    Others have tried to swim and some of them have died, like the man and his daughter last week. They are desperate, I know, but some are trying to follow the new rules. I want the ones who try to follow rules.

    DRJ (15874d)

  5. Processing migrants in an orderly fashion helps us screen them for diseases, ties to terrorism, criminal backgrounds, etc. I doubt that happens when they are brought in or cross on their own. There aren’t enough people to handle them.

    DRJ (15874d)

  6. Don’t let the silly bastard back in.

    C. S. P. Schofield (f7316d)

  7. Insignificant political posturing. And so is his trip to Juarez.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. Booker may have broken the law by helping them cross. TITLE 8, U.S.C. 1324(A)

    DRJ (15874d)

  9. Unfortunately we live in a effd up country. And it will be worse in 3-2-1.

    mg (8cbc69)

  10. I agree that Democrats routinely under the foreign policies of GOP presidents, but Booker wasn’t doing that. Immigration and citizenship are domestic policies, primarily under the province of Congress.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  11. Was he handing them voter registration forms as well?

    Munroe (b8268c)

  12. There are certainly domestic policy aspects of immigration but ultimately immigration is a national security issue, and IMO that involves both foreign and domestic policies.

    DRJ (15874d)

  13. Our National Security is deliberately flawed. It would take men like those who wrote the Declaration of Independence to fight this cabal.

    mg (8cbc69)

  14. There are certainly domestic policy aspects of immigration but ultimately immigration is a national security issue, and IMO that involves both foreign and domestic policies.

    Unless an asylum seeker poses some sort of national security threat, his/her status is administered under federal law, passed by Congress. Trump’s job is to administer said law, which is why I said primarily domestic.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  15. “Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker returned a donation from an executive at a pharmaceutical company after ABC News reported on it, according to a campaign aide.

    During last week’s presidential debate, the former Newark mayor took a strong stance against the pharmaceutical industry, saying that pharmaceutical companies should be “held criminally liable” for the health and opioid crisis across the country and further stated that his campaign doesn’t take contributions from the industry’s corporate PACs and executives.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/booker-returns-pharma-executives-money-claimed-accepted/story?id=64087776
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    I’m going to need a scorecard for these Clown Car debates to see who’s on the side of Good vs who’s playing for Evil.

    Criminal trespassers = Good

    Pharma Execs = Evil.

    Any person who insists their gender is to be determined by their feelings = Good

    Any person who says wtf? = Evil

    _

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    harkin (58d012)

  16. re # 7. Political posturing.

    Here’s more.

    Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson Wants People Prosecuted for Mocking Members of Congress Online https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/frederica-wilson-wants-people-prosecuted-for-mocking-members-of-congress-online/

    As the above column states: Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), is a perfect example of how out of touch our political class has become. Despite taking an oath to defend the Constitution, Wilson would like to override the First Amendment to protect members of Congress from mockery.

    And here was Wilson in re the Trayvon Martin event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmg1aY6_AJI

    The posturing from these politcos has become clown shows. GLZ.

    Gary L. Zerman (ab669e)

  17. Gary L. Zerman (ab669e) — 7/5/2019 @ 8:14 am

    You’d never vote for someone who said this, then, would you?

    “One of the things I’m going to do if I win, and I hope we do and we’re certainly leading. I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re going to open up those libel laws. So when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace or when The Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected.”
    – Donald Trump – February 26, 2016

    Dave (1bb933)

  18. #17 – Dave (1bb933) — 7/5/2019 @ 8:32 am.

    Dave, YES – I voted for Donald J. Trump. And most assuredly will do so again when I look at the Far Left and Farther Left Dem candidates being ponied up and the RINO candidate William Weld by the Repubs.

    You though – your post – stated nothing, added nothing – re the initial post on Cory Booker and his visit to Juarez to help escort migrants seeking asylum. Nor did you say anything re the post Frederica Wilson Wants People Prosecuted for Mocking Members of Congress Online. Guess you’re on board with them?

    Re your quote attributed to then candidate Donald Trump – he was correct on at least three (3)
    points there. First, ““One of the things I’m going to do if I win, and I hope we do and we’re
    certainly leading. …” – HE DID WIN! Can we assume you voted for Hillary Clinton? (Who –
    among her many, many, faults [crimes?] – against common sense, written State Dept policy
    and the law, blatantly installed an unsecure private server in her home and sent out
    numerous unprotected classified and secret emails jeopardizing national security, and then
    when she finally came under scrutiny for that – chose to destroy over 33,000 emails which
    were under subpoena. Can you say Obstruction of Justice?) Clearly, Donald Trump is not perfect
    (and has his faults), but between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – for president – voting
    for Trump was a no brainer.

    Second, “… I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and
    Horrible and false articles we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re going to open up
    those libel laws. so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re going to open up those libel laws. So when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace …” Open up – I believe he actually meant narrow, restrict – the libel laws; if so, I agree with that and Donald Trump that our law(s) on defamation need some recalibration.
    What correct thinking person would not agree with that? New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) was wrong, woefully overboard, denuded the law of defamation and developed into a national
    food fight that coarsened our society and caused a lot of damage. Third, there are a plethora of disgraceful hit pieces from the Far Left so called journos – the NY Times, WaPo, Huffpo, CNN, MSNBC, etc. Recall Harry Reid cowardly falsely accusing (on the floor of the Senate – so his comments were privileged) 2012 Repub presidential nominee Mitt Romney of not paying taxes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPYdNxYgxEA

    See also: law review article Was New York Times v. Sullivan Wrong? (1986) by Richard A Esptein – https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2295&context=journal_articles ;

    the movie ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081974/ ;

    and books:
    JOURNALISTIC FRAUD: How The New York Times Distorts the News and Why it Can No Longer Be Trusted (2003) by Bob Kohn – https://www.amazon.com/Journalistic-Fraud-Distorts-Longer-Trusted/dp/B000685KVK ;
    COLORING THE NEWS: How Political Correctness Has Corrupted the News (2002) by William McGowan https://www.amazon.com/Coloring-News-Political-Correctness-Journalism/dp/1893554600 ;
    LIFE: THE MOVE – How Entertainment Conquered Reality (1998) by Neal Gabler
    https://www.amazon.com/Life-Movie-Entertainment-Conquered-Reality/dp/0375706534 ; and, AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985) by Neal Postman https://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Business/dp/014303653X .

    Finally, your comparison was off base. Frederica Wilson wants to criminally prosecute people who criticize politicians; she is an affront to the 1st Amendment, free speech, Fisk University and Miami University where she obtained degrees and to education – as she was once an elementary school
    principal. Whereas, Donald Trump simply showed concern for honesty and truth and advocated attempting to protect reputations, by improving/restoring the law of defamation by perfecting a
    private right. GLZ.

    Gary L. Zerman (ab669e)


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