Hillary Attacked From The Left, Branded A Flip-Flopper

While some pundits continue to treat Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination as a foregone conclusion, at least a few Democrats are poised to put up a primary fight. One of the names bandied about as a potential Hillary crusher is Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a politician who seemed up for the task in a recent conversation with reporters.

He criticized the former secretary of state for her previous views on a number of issues, primarily because he felt she was too far to the right. The fact that she has since revised her positions to align themselves with the leftist Democrat platform, O’Malley contended, was simply evidence of her willingness to vacillate.

“I’m glad Secretary Clinton’s come around to the right positions on these issues,” he said, referring specifically to immigration and marriage reform.

O’Malley posited that it took her so long to change her position because she was more interested in pleasing potential voters than expressing an unpopular opinion.

“I believe that we are best as a party when we lead with our principles and not according to the polls,” he said. “And every election is about the future. And leadership is about making the right decision — and the best decision — before sometimes it becomes entirely popular.”

For good measure, O’Malley clarified his own views regarding the two issues.

“I believe marriage is a human right,” he said in support of gay marriage, “not a state right. I’m glad she’s come around to that position as well.”

As for providing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, O’Malley asserted that he thinks “we do our country a disservice when we make it harder for new American immigrants to abide by the rules of the road and obtain driver’s licenses.”

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Hillary Clinton Supports Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants… Again

2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supports driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. A lack of consistency on the issue contributed to her campaign’s downfall in 2008.

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“Hillary supports state policies to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants,” a Clinton spokesperson told The Huffington Post. During her last presidential campaign, the former senator from New York was not so clear.

In a 2007 Democratic presidential primary debate, the late Tim Russert asked Clinton if she supported then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s (D) proposal to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants in the Empire State.This was her ultimate response:

You know, Tim, this is where everybody plays ‘gotcha.’ It makes a lot of sense. What is the governor supposed to do? He is dealing with a serious problems. We have failed. And George Bush has failed.

Do I think this is the best thing for any governor to do? No. But do I understand the sense of real desperation, trying to get a handle on this?

Remember, in New York, we want to know who’s in New York. We want people to come out of the shadows. He’s making an honest effort to do it. We should have passed immigration reform.

Clinton later supported Spitzer’s decision to withdraw the proposal and said she would not support such a measure as president, The New York Times reported at the time.

“As president, I will not support driver’s licenses for undocumented people and will press for comprehensive immigration reform that deals with all of the issues around illegal immigration, including border security and fixing our broken system,” Clinton said in a statement.

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who could be one of the biggest hurdles Clinton may have to overcome in this election cycle during the Democratic primary, has long been a proponent of issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. As reporter Daniel Halper noted, “It would appear the front-running Democratic candidate is doing her best to adopt the positions of her chief rival.”

h/t: The Weekly Standard

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Must See: Huckabee Releases Devastating Anti-Amnesty Video

The latest in a series of web videos produced by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and his nonprofit organization, America Takes Action, focuses on the issue of illegal immigration and its effect on the earning power of American citizens.

As Western Journalism previously reported, the videos are designed to shift the national discussion on income inequality from raising the minimum wage to ensuring all American workers are able to achieve their “maximum wage.”

The first video in the series shared the story of an unemployed Texas woman, while the latest takes on the issue of Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Texas rancher Lloyd Huggins appeared in the clip, offering his opinion on self-reliance – both on an individual level and as a nation.

“We’re forgetting what it takes to produce what we need to survive,” he said. “We’re forgetting what it takes to make a living. We’re forgetting what our country was founded on and what makes us so unique in the world.”

Huckabee chimed in, noting that a prosperous America must be able to “feed, fuel, and fight for itself.”

America’s best interest, he asserted, must be the first priority of the nation’s leaders.

“Some people are globalists,” he said. “Some people are corporatists. I’d like to think of myself as a nationalist. Our first responsibility is to build this nation, not every other nation on the earth but this one.”

Huggins introduced the topic of immigration, insisting that while America depends on legal, skilled immigrants, the current administration’s policy is detrimental to the nation’s future.

“We need a certain level of legal immigration in this country,” he said. “Our problem is illegal immigration. You don’t just open the borders and let anybody in that wants in, because you get a bad element coming in with it.”

Many of those who enter the U.S. illegally, he pointed out, are unskilled and unable to make a living, meaning they “fall into that trap of depending on government support.”

Huckabee concluded by laying out a basic plan for dealing with the immigration crisis.

“We’ve got to repeal Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, oppose amnesty, and secure the border,” he said. “You don’t punish people for living by the rules; and if you reward people who play outside of the rules and punish people who live within the rules, pretty soon nobody is going to play by the rules.”

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Former Officer Arrested For Smuggling Illegal Aliens Across Border

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A former reserve deputy constable who served for a Texas border county is in custody for transporting three illegal aliens across the border last week in his personal vehicle.

Luis Enrique Guevara, a former deputy with the Cameron County Constable’s Office Precinct 1, was arrested by agents with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Thursday after he was pulled over in his black Nissan Pathfinder by officers with the Robstown Police Department, according to Breitbart Texas.

KGBT pointed out there were three male passengers in the vehicle at the time of Guevara’s arrest claiming to be from Mexico. Upon further investigation, however, it was discovered they were from Guatemala and entered the United States illegally.

Guevara told the officers he was formerly a narcotics investigator in Los Fresnos, but had not worked for that department since 1999. KRGV details what led to Guevara’s downfall:

During his arrest Thursday, Guevara eventually admitted he was knowingly smuggling illegal immigrants. He said he had picked them up at a Wal-Mart in Harlingen and that he had smuggled illegal immigrants several times before, he said he got paid $2,500 a head. He said both he and his brother smuggled illegal immigrants and that his brother was a peace officer as well.

“He’s a well-known person here in this area, in Port Isabel. I was in shock and disappointed about it, and we just don’t tolerate that. We’re here to serve the community, and when you wear that uniform, we want our officers to respect the people and the people to respect us,” said Cameron County Constable Pedro Delgadillo, the officer who fired Guevara shortly after the arrest.

Guevara reportedly smuggled the latest three passengers through a security checkpoint after having them hide between the seats of his Nissan Pathfinder. He also worked for three months in the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office until 2001, according to KGBT.

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Same Immigration Problem, Two Very Different Solutions

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The illegal immigration problem in the United States is rampant, aided and abetted by our criminal administration attempting to radically alter the demographics of the United States and turn the country into a pool of illegal voters to maintain power. We all know the agenda of our Dear Leader.

However, what does it look like when the leader of a country actually cares about upholding the law and protecting the population? We have no further to look than Israel in this case.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has aggressively focused on border security and making it very uncomfortable for illegals to stay in the country. In other words, the Israeli government tries its best to keep out those who don’t belong; and if they do make it in, the government tries to get them to leave on their own volition.

The Jerusalem Post outlines the striking differences in two approaches to combating illegal immigration:

There are numerous commonalities between the illegal migrants crises that the US and Israel are experiencing.

In terms of the relative volume of illegal migrants, both crises are unprecedented in the countries’ history and have grabbed massive national attention.

That is where the similarities stop, and the vast differences begin.

Netanyahu’s policy of detention and aggressive encouragement for voluntary deportation is a get-migrants-to-leave policy.

Obama’s executive order legalizing or granting a legal path to around five million migrants fitting certain parameters is helpmigrants- stay policy.

Liberals frequently use the following straw man argument: “What are you going to do? Deport 12 million immigrants?”

My answer to that is no, we will deport many; however, we should make it very difficult for them to stay and make them leave on their own accord. All we need is a new leader to make this happen. As we begin to filter through all of the conservative candidates for president who are making their cases to the American people, this issue will be one that I will be watching closely.

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