U.S. Gov Tossing Immigrants From The U.S. Military? Get The Facts

Immigrants and the Military

We also know that just because you sign up to the military doesn’t mean you get in. So what appears to be happening here is that some people who signed up aren’t being taken because the DoD hasn’t finished their background checks or has spotted red flags.

The media have botched a series of important immigration stories. First, it was the separation of children from their parents at the border, a policy that began under the Obama administration and was mandated by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; now, it’s booting unvetted immigrants from the military.

On Thursday, the Associated Press ran with this stunning headline: “US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits.” Now, you might think from that headline that the U.S. Army was quietly discharging immigrant recruits . . . for the sin of being immigrants.

But that’s not true. In paragraph 4 of the article, we learn that some of those discharged were told “they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.” Both of which seem like pretty good reasons to discharge potential members of the military.

So, is the Trump administration seriously cracking down on good, solid immigrants wanting to join the military? Thus far, no evidence has been presented that suggests the story is true.

By BEN SHAPIRO

Where is Margaret Corbin? Hunt for Molly Pitcher Revolutionary War hero

Molly Pitcher

From atop a makeshift fort high above the Hudson River, a young woman aimed a cannon at a mass of Hessian soldiers swarming up the steep, rocky slopes and fired. Her husband, a Patriot soldier, was just killed in battle and she stepped in to take his place.

Her name was Margaret Corbin.

At 24 years old, “Captain Molly” became one of the first women to fight in the American Revolution — and later the first woman to receive a life-long pension from Congress, making her the first female veteran of the United States. For decades, Corbin’s grave site at West Point — a granite monument within a sacred space of green — was honored by all who passed through the storied cemetery.

“She deserves to have the burial that she earned with her military service at the Battle of Fort Washington.”

– Jennifer Minus, Daughters of the American Revolution

Then, a shocking discovery.

An archeological exam of the bones buried beneath showed they were not Corbin’s but instead those of an unidentified man. Now, the Daughters of the American Revolution is on a mission to find Corbin’s remains and bring the American heroine to her rightful resting place.

“She was a wounded warrior, a prisoner of war and a disabled veteran,” said Jennifer Minus, a DAR official who first learned about Corbin when she was a West Point cadet in the early ‘90s.

“She deserves to have the burial that she earned with her military service at the Battle of Fort Washington,” Minus said. “We are determined to find her.”

Corbin’s heroic story began on Nov. 16, 1776, when she accompanied her husband’s military unit at the Battle of Fort Washington in northern Manhattan, cooking, washing and attending to the injured soldiers.

John Corbin, a cannoneer, was among 2,900 American soldiers defending the fort from some 9,000 British and Hession troops as General George Washington watched from across the Hudson River.

When Corbin’s husband was killed by enemy fire, the young woman sprang into action. Well-versed in how to operate a cannon, she assumed an artilleryman’s position until she was hit by three grapeshot in the jaw, left shoulder and breast, leaving her disabled for the rest of her life.

Greatly outnumbered, Colonel Robert Magaw, who was commanding the fort, surrendered to the British. Corbin and some 2,800 other Patriot soldiers then became prisoners of war, according to historical accounts. Corbin was paroled a few days later and then eventually enrolled in the “corps of invalids” at West Point.

On July 6, 1779, Corbin was granted a life-long Army pension from the Continental Congress for her military service, though pension records show she was given half a soldier’s pay. She was also given a suit of clothes annually and often dressed in old uniforms, which earned her the nickname “Captain Molly.”

After her death in 1800 at age 48, Corbin faded into oblivion and was nearly forgotten.

In 1926, the DAR pinpointed what the group believed was Corbin’s grave site a few miles south of West Point near a cedar stump on the old estate of banker J.P. Morgan. The disinterred remains were taken to West Point and buried underneath a monument depicting Corbin.

But in late 2016, cemetery excavators accidentally struck the grave, prompting officials to order high-tech tests on the disturbed remains. A forensic exam concluded the remains belonged to an unidentified man from the nineteenth century.

“There’s really no question that the bones are from a man,” said Dr. Elizabeth DiGangi, who conducted the examination.

DiGangi, an assistant professor of anthropology at Binghampton University, also noted that the remains in question did not show injuries consistent with those sustained by Corbin during battle.

“I did not find any of the injuries I would expect to see, especially in the shoulder,” said DiGangi. “There was nothing there to indicate any kind of healing.”

On May 1, the DAR held a rededication ceremony for Corbin at West Point, where Ann Turner Dillon, DAR president, vowed to find her remains.

“I’ve been asked why we are continuing to search for Margaret Corbin,” Dillon told other DAR members who had gathered on a spring morning to pay tribute to the war heroine inside the West Point Cadet chapel.

“Our motivation lies at the very core of our organization,” Dillon said. “The Margaret Corbin story is important to the DAR because it epitomizes the very reason our organization was founded … to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence.”

Corbin’s influence spreads well beyond members of the DAR. Her monument was erected at West Point some 50 years before the first female cadets, and her story has served as a model of unflinching bravery and sacrifice for women in the U.S. military.

“When I think of Margaret Corbin, I think of hero, trail blazer, the first, and bravery,” said Leslie Frankland, a 23-year-old West Point cadet.

“I am hopeful that one day we will find her,” said Frankland. “But I think this monument represents her well regardless of whether she is found.”

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PETA Defends Extremist Group’s Illegal Activity

PETA Terrorism

If you thought PETA had moderated itself since PETA provided money to an Animal Liberation Front member who burned down a university lab—think again. PETA seems to be heading into a full-fledged romance with Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), a zealous group of young activists with the urge to yell and scream at people enjoying meat in restaurants.

DxE, with the goal of “total animal liberation,” was founded by Wayne Hsiung, who is now facing felony charges after allegedly trespassing on a farm and stealing a baby goat. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk swiftly jumped to Hsiung’s defense saying he shouldn’t have to go to jail and saying that actions like his are “necessary” for a successful movement.

And that’s not the only time PETA has defended members of DxE. In May, six DxE operatives (including Hsiung) were charged with felonies for burglary and theft after reportedly breaking into a farm in Utah. Following this incident, the official PETA Twitter account posted a message saying the activists “shouldn’t be punished.”

PETA’s connections to DxE don’t end there. Last October, Newkirk spoke at a DxE event where Hsiung also spoke, showing that PETA is willing to share the stage with someone willing to break the law. And in San Francisco, DxE hosted a rally with city supervisor Katy Tang, who later received an award from PETA.

We’ve known that PETA is a radical organization for some time, and its links to DxE only offer additional proof, especially when considering that other animal rights activists have taken steps to distance themselves from DxE.

Consider noted feminist and animal rights advocate Carol J. Adams, who has called DxE a “counterproductive organization” and a “cult.” Adams writes that DxE’s practices have “led to secret keeping, sexual abuse, and enable[d] an undemocratic decision making process.”

Sensible people wouldn’t touch DxE with a ten-foot pole, so why does PETA cozy up to these extremists? It might be because sensible people don’t kidnap and kill pets like PETA does. PETA’s support of and association with DxE shows what PETA really is—a radical organization willing to support criminals and dangerous groups.

from HumaneWatch

Mexico’s new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: An Economic and Social Disaster

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Castro

The Cuban Roots of Mexican Presidential Candidate Lopez Obrador

It is impossible to separate Cuba from the political essence of Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, often referred to as AMLO. In his 50s, he has only left Mexico twice: both times he went to Cuba

“López Obrador will be the person with the most moral and political authority in Mexico when the system collapses and, with him, the mafia of power,” Fidel Castro wrote before dying. “Commander Fidel is a social and political fighter of great dimensions,” said AMLO after the death of the Cuban dictator.

And the populist roots of AMLO come from Cuba, from Fidel’s political preceptor: Eduardo Chibás.

So just 130 miles from Cancun there have been no elections since 1947, thanks, precisely, to Chibas, one of the first populists of the continent and from whom AMLO takes his slogan of “Valiant Honesty.”

In 1945, with the motto “Shame versus money,” Chibás burst into Cuba’s democracy, the first in the continent to achieve the vote for women, eliminate racial segregation by law and establish the eight-hour workday, as well as benefits for the workers.

Populist and demagogue, Chibas fought against corruption and verbally assaulted his adversaries, riling up the crowds against institutions that had held seven free elections when, for example, in Mexico, there had been none.

The same institutions that had turned Cuba into one of the most prosperous countries in the world, and legalized the Communist Party, while 90 miles away in the United States, the party was persecuted and some of its members were fried in the electric chair by McCarthyism.

But the populist Chibas insisted on the need for a “fourth transformation” in Cuba, leading the crowds as a great sower of distrust and suspicion in the already thriving Cuban democracy of the 1940s.

The flamboyant discourse of Chibás destroyed the political class and Cuban democratic institutions forever. As a systematic sniper at the system, he psychologically prepared the Cuban people for the acceptance of the end of the democratic life that had been built since 1902.

Chibás committed suicide on August 5, 1951, shooting himself in the stomach on a live a radio program, because he could not present evidence of corruption against a minister. With the end of his life the political party he had created with friends and family to win the presidency also ended.

And Cuba fell into chaos: Batista’s coup on March 10, 1952, Fidel Castro’s dictatorship in 1959, political persecutions, purges, exiles…

Today, AMLO revives that Cuban movie from Chibás, with his idea of the “fourth transformation of Mexico.” And those “transformations” (let’s not forget) are always demagogic ways of naming different types of dictatorships.

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Thugs And Oppressors Hiding In The U.S. Why Are They Not Being Arrested?

Criminal In Plain Sight

For years, we have known more than just a few Castro regime State Security thugs have left Cuba and are now living in the U.S. In Cuba, these thugs harassed and violently assaulted dissidents and regular Cubans in the service of the apartheid Castro regime. But upon their arrival here in the U.S., they leave out any mention of their past activities as agents of the regime in their asylum applications and hope no one here recognizes them.

Occasionally, one or two are found out and they scurry into hiding like a cockroaches do when you turn on the lights. However, many of them have been living in the U.S. and even in Miami for years in complete anonymity with no one knowing about their sordid past and crimes against humanity.

Their days of hiding among their victims may be numbered, though. The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba is working to expose these criminals hiding among us.

Nora Gamez Torres reports in The Miami Herald:

Exile group targets alleged human-rights abusers in Cuba living in South Florida

A Cuban exile group is forwarding complaints to federal authorities about alleged human-rights violators in Cuba who now live in the United States, with the goal of deporting people who participated in acts of violence and harassment on the island.

The idea behind the project is not to launch “a witch hunt” but “to change the focus of the victims” to those who are guilty of repression, and to give a response to those who have said they have seen people in South Florida who harassed or mistreated them in Cuba, Juan Antonio Blanco, director of the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba, told el Nuevo Herald.

Blanco said he had given information about several cases to an investigations unit in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Since it was created in 2004, ICE has deported more than 590 people who committed human-rights violations in other countries or who are suspected of having done so.

According to Blanco, members of the ICE unit “are willing to expand the range and take a look at these cases. It is not that they are going to investigate crimes committed in other countries, but they can review the immigration files of these people, who would not have been accepted into the country if they had told the truth.”

“People who have lied to the authorities have committed a federal crime,” which could end in jail sentences, fines or deportation, Blanco said.

During a press conference on Thursday, the group released the names of two alleged human-rights violators who now live in Tampa and Gainesville and who were identified by several people in affidavits in Mexico, Chile and the United States.

According to a copy of the affidavits obtained by el Nuevo Herald, one of the accused men was a police officer in Cárdenas, in the province of Matanzas, and allegedly sexually harassed one of the complainants and fabricated charges to imprison her.

Two other people accuse the same man of being “one of the most repressive officers of the mid-80s to the ’90s” and of carrying out “hundreds of arbitrary detentions, [and] beatings.”

by Alberto de la Cruz

America Is In A New Civil War. Are You To Blame?

The 2nd U.S. Civil War

America is in a new Civil War.

Many Americans have become emotional, illogical and violent. Who is to blame?

The nation as I see it is divided into four groups:

  1. The Left – Pseudo and full blown socialist and neo Marxist who despise Western civilization and liberal democracy.
  2. The Right – Hardline to moderates with a distinct hatred for big government and its supporters.
  3. Moderates ‘The Logical’ – This group sees balance between the two extremes but has a its voice drowned out by the NGOs and manufactured media blitz of the others.
  4. The people who don’t care, don’t vote and don’t give a damn about politics until it affects them of their children.

But the Left in my opinion bears most of blame.

  • Through its organized protests which have condoned violence.
  • The cabal of psychology which has promoted ideas contrary to science. What you feel is who you are.
  • The use of NGOs and government insiders to manipulate media and legislators.

All civility has been lost!

A recent piece in the New York Post give the backstory.

Some pundits have been asking if America is on the brink of another civil war, but Glenn Harlan Reynolds at USA Today argues that it “seems to be well under way.”

Hollywood, after all, “has basically turned its products, and its award shows, into showcases for ‘the resistance.’ ” Meanwhile, Americans increasingly are “sorting themselves into communities that are predominantly red or blue.”

Consider last week’s restaurant incidents involving White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Such incidents “would have been largely unthinkable a generation ago.”

Says Reynolds: “For many people, politics seems to have become a substitute for religion or fraternal organizations. If you find your identity in your politics, you’re not going to identify with people who don’t share them.”

Army Hero Fought Off 600 Nazis Now Getting The Medal Of Honor

Garlin Murl ConnerStanding 5 feet, six inches tall and weighing maybe 120 pounds soaking wet, 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner may not have been the most physically imposing GI during World War II, but on Jan. 24, 1945 he was an unmovable rock against which a wave of German troops crashed and ultimately rolled back.

Now Conner, who died in 1998, is posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor for his bravery in that battle, during which he called for artillery to shell his own position. President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to Conner’s widow on Tuesday at the White House.

With the U.S. military’s highest award for gallantry, Conner will become the second-most decorated service member of World War II, according to the Army. He is surpassed only by legendary 1st Lt. Audie Murphy.

Conner took part in 10 campaigns with the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during World War II, Army officials said, and he was wounded seven times during 28 months of combat. His awards include three Purple Hearts, four Silver Stars and the Distinguished Service Cross, which is being upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

His injuries couldn’t keep him from service. In January 1945, he was recovering from a wound when he “slipped away from the hospital” to rejoin his unit and volunteered to be an artillery spotter, said Luther Conner, a cousin and attorney who was part of the 22-year effort to have his relative’s heroism recognized with the Medal of Honor. That meant he would be positioned between the U.S. and German lines.

“He interpreted the intelligence role very liberally and thought, ‘Well, no better intelligence than having eyes on the target,’ so that’s when he ran forward,” said Erik Villard, of the U.S. Army’s Center for Military History. “This was not his job, but this is something he felt he had to do.”

With just a field telephone and a Thompson submachine gun, Conner ran from a forest where the rest of his unit was dug in to face about 600 German troops – including a small contingent from the SS – and several German tanks, including the feared Tigers, Villard said.

Connor spent three hours in an irrigation ditch directing artillery fire, Villard said. At one point, German troops came within 10 meters of his position. Rather than pulling back, Conner called the artillery to hit his own position, “and said just keep firing for effect,” Villard said.
With 105mm howitzers and 81mm mortars raining fire on his position and the Germans within spitting distance, Conner likely knew his chances of survival were slim.

“At that point, he’s like: ‘OK, I am not long for this world but I am going to keep that artillery coming down because folks in my battalion who are in the woods behind me – 30 meters – have got to continue the fight,’” Villard said. “I’m sure at a certain point he’s just like: ‘Just keep firing because I don’t think I’m probably going to make it.’”

When his commanding officer asked if the shells were landing close to his position, Conner replied, “It’s already been over my position; it’s behind me now,” Luther Conner said.

Conner’s ability to shoot, move, and communicate during the battle show exactly how the Army is preparing soldiers for future wars, said Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division.

“That telephone with the wire connected was the most deadly instrument on the battlefield and he could communicate,” Quintas said. “He could call for fire. The other element, I think, that is so important is the element of leadership. He was a phenomenal leader and he was a leader of character.”

Conner never talked about what happened that day, but his wife Pauline Conner said he was obviously traumatized by is wartime experience.

“In World War II and Korea, they didn’t recognize PTSD like they did in Vietnam, but I’ve always said if anybody ever had PTSD he did because many times he’d wake up in the night with nightmares,” she told reporters on Monday. “After I would wake him up, he would go outside and sit on the porch and smoke cigarettes for hours at a time. But he still wouldn’t talk about what was happening.”

Pauline was just 15 years old when she first saw Conner at a parade for his homecoming, she said. She had read about his bravery in the local newspapers, but when she finally saw how slim he was, she told her mother, “My God, that little wharf rat, he couldn’t have done all they said he done,” she recalled.

She described her husband as a humble man who would say “Well, children” in lieu of “dang” or “darn.” She looks forward to meeting Trump on Tuesday to receive the nation’s highest award for valor on her husband’s behalf.

“It’s something he should have done in his lifetime,” Pauline Conner said as she fought back the tears, “but I’m going to be proud to accept it.”

Initially, when Pauline heard that the White House would call her to say her husband would receive the Medal of Honor, she thought it was a scam: “I’m 89 years old and people like to prey on old people like me,” she said.

Luther Conner and his wife were with her when she received the call from the White House. The woman on the other end of the line connected her to the president.

“He told me that he had read Murl’s record and he had done a magnificent job and more than that,” Pauline Conner recalled. “He said, ‘I’m awarding him the Medal of Honor.’

“I told him: You just got to be kidding. ‘No,’ he said, ‘it’s true.’ He said, ‘He deserves it.’ And I said: Well, thank goodness and tell that beautiful wife of yours to give you a big hug and a kiss for me. That was our conversation and I was really thrilled.”

By JEFF SCHOGOL