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Dan Proft: The High Cost of Our Broken Immigration System

“Suddenly a shot rang out, Kate fell, and looked at me and said, ‘Help me, dad.’ Those are the last words I’ll ever hear from my daughter.”

Jim Steinle offered those words on behalf of his daughter Kate before the Senate Judiciary Committee four years ago as he urged Beltway politicians to permanently remove violent criminals who are in America illegally.

That hasn’t happened because D.C. Democrats are less interested in protecting American families from illegal immigrant criminals than are the presidents of Mexico and El Salvador.

What ensued for Steinle was what amounted to a four-year persecution of their family at the hands of the justice system, culminating now with an appellate court overturning the wholly unsatisfactory conviction of Kate’s murderer for illegal possession of a firearm.

Stopping domestic gun crime and identifying those bent on acts of terrorism are vexing legal and cultural questions.

Removing a convicted felon seven times over who had been deported five times is not.

It’s a simple matter of political will.

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Michael Medved: Glib, Simplistic and False Explanations for Murderous Violence

The horrific shooting in El Paso shows the folly behind glib, simplistic explanations for deadly violence. Twenty-two deaths in this single incident nearly equals the 23 victims in all El Paso murders last year. For more than a decade, this border metropolis of 680,000 has been one of America’s safest cities—despite widespread fire-arm ownership in Texas and limited gun regulation, exposing the illogic behind leftist attempts to blame deadly incidents on law-abiding gun owners.

Meanwhile, El Paso’s population is 82 percent Latino, with its low crime history undermining demagogues who connect Hispanic immigration with high levels of violence. In fact, three of the safest big cities anywhere—El Paso, San Jose and San Diego—each have disproportionately huge Latino populations, while cities with the highest murder rates—St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit and Cleveland—have at most 7 percent Latino population, less than half the national average.

We must reject simplistic and false explanations in order to responsibly address murderous gun violence.

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Murder at the Border

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Townhall Review – November 25, 2017

Violence strikes again on the U.S southern border, this time it is the murder of a Border Patrol Officer. U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the issue with Sam Malone, sitting in for Mike Gallagher. Fred Flietz, former CIA Analyst, now with the Center for Security Policy gives Rose Tennent, in for Dennis Prager, an update on the Mueller investigation. Robert Costa of the Washington Post shares the latest with the tax bill. Selena Zito of the Washington Examiner speaks with Hugh Hewitt about the harassment accusations against U.S Senator Al Franken. Michael Medved speaks with Arthur Brooks, President and CEO of the American Enterprise Institute on how to make the current tax system better. Hugh Hewitt invites writer-director Stephen Chbosky to share about his latest movie, “Wonder,” which has seen a roar of approval at the theaters. Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MNSBC’s The Last Word shares about his fascinating book: Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and Transformation of American Politics. Wrapping up the show, Michael Medved sarcastically reveals who his prestigious Golden Turkey Award goes to. Tune in to find out who it is!

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