Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive

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This is from PJ Media.

Yet Eric The Lawless Holder said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

As a prerequisite to lawsuits, a legal foundation has put all 141 counties on notice that their voter rolls are in violation of federal law, not to mention a national embarrassment.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country. We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental right.

This morning, they circulated the following release:
Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls

(Alexandria, VA) – August 27 The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than people alive. PILF has sent 141 statutory notice letters to county election officials in 21 states. The letters are a prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit against those counties under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The letters inform the target counties that it appears they are violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls. The NVRA (also known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote. Having more registrants than eligible citizens alive indicates that election officials have failed to properly maintain voter rolls.

States with counties which received a notice letter are (# of counties): Michigan (24), Kentucky (18), Illinois (17), Indiana (11), Alabama (10), Colorado (10), Texas (9), Nebraska (7), New Mexico (5), South Dakota (5), Kansas (4), Mississippi (4), Louisiana (3), West Virginia (3), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Arizona, Missouri, New York (1 each). Federally produced data show the letter recipients have more registrants than living eligible citizens alive. (A sample letter is can be found here.)

Lawyers for PILF have previously brought lawsuits against other counties that failed to clean up voter rolls after receiving a notice letter. The notice letters also seek access to public information about voter roll maintenance efforts. The United States Justice Department also can bring lawsuits to fix corrupted voter rolls but has failed to do so during the Obama administration.

“Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of PILF. “Close elections tainted by voter fraud turned control of the United States Senate in 2009. Too much is at stake in 2016 to allow that to happen again.”

The Public Interest Legal Foundation will monitor responses by the 141 counties and remedial clean-up efforts. Federal law requires that a party sending a notice letter wait 90 days before filing a lawsuit. The entire list of counties who received the notice letter can be found here.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), (formerly Act Right Legal Foundation), is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. PILF exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. Media inquiries: Click here for a copy of this release.


Supreme Court allows Wisconsin Voter I.D. law to stand

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This is from Legal Insurrection.

This will help the state of Wisconsin prevent voter fraud.

Not having an I. D. .



The Supreme Court today refused to accept for review a case challenging the Wisconsin Voter I.D. law.

The case, Frank v. Walker, was on a long list of cases as to which petitions for certiorari were denied without explanation.

Supreme Court Wisconsin Voter ID Cert Denied

In early October, 2014, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Voter I.D. law, as we reported at the time:

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Wisconsin’s new voter ID laws are constitutional, meaning that those heading to the polls in November will need to show ID before casting a vote….

Last month, the same panel of the 7th Circuit issued a short Order vacating the district court injunction staying enforcement of the law, and instead held that the voter ID laws would indeed be in effect for this November’s election. The court indicated that a full decision on the merits would be forthcoming.

Progressive activists in Wisconsin and across the country had a meltdown following the ruling

And they are not taking it well this time, either, via HuffPo:

“The Supreme Court’s decision is a huge step backward for our democracy,” Advancement Project Co-Director Penda D. Hair said in a statement Monday. “The 300,000 registered Wisconsin voters who lack the limited forms of photo ID needed to vote in Wisconsin — disproportionately African Americans and Latinos — deserve to have their voices heard in our political process. The values enshrined in our Constitution, and protected in the Voting Rights Act, are undermined when burdensome laws like photo ID requirements make the ballot box inaccessible to any eligible voters. Our elections should always be free, fair and accessible to all citizens. Under Wisconsin’s restrictive photo ID law, they simply are not.”

Who wins here?

In addition to voters who now can have more trust in the integrity of the system, the winner is Scott Walker, who once again has defeated the opposition against all odds.

Voter Fraud & The Second Amendment Remedy

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This is from Bearing Arms.

We are using the ballot box on November 4th  we are currently using the soap box and the jury box.

I hope the cartridge box will go unused but if need be it will be used.



When I instruct at Project Appleseed events—something I don’t get to do as often as I would like—the shoot boss typically gives a benediction, reminding us of the bloody sacrifices that that first generation of Americans made in order to win a liberty we all too often take for granted.

One of my favorite shoot bosses typically wraps up his benediction by noting through a voice strained with emotion that, “the Founders were forced to use the cartridge box, and  risked their lives and sacred honor, to win us the liberty to use the soap box, the ballot box, and the jury box.”

The jury box ensures a fair trial by our peers. the soapbox is, of course, the freedom of speech. the ballot box is our right to vote and elect our leaders in fair and free elections.

Unfortunately, all four of those boxes seem to be under attack.

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have unveiled irrefutable evidence today that Democrats across my native state of North Carolina are rabidly in favor of supporting voter fraud in order to win elections, including the North Carolina senate race between incumbent Kay Hagan and challenger Thom Tillis.


It is stunningly obvious that North Carolina Democrats today are eager to facilitate felonies in order to size power, and they think nothing of invalidating the votes of lawful American citizens.

Sadly, this isn’t remotely unusual.

Voter fraud in neighboring Tennessee just a half century ago resulted in fed-up voters returning to the cartridge box to restore order from attempted tyranny in what became known as the Battle of Athens.

American citizens—many of whom had just returned form fighting the Germans and Japanese—had to take up arms against an attempt by McMinn County Democrats wholiterally attempted to steal an election by taking ballot boxes at gunpoint.

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, herself a Democrat, wrote of the conflict.

We in the U.S.A., who have long boasted that, in our political life, freedom in the use of the secret ballot made it possible for us to register the will of the people without the use of force, have had a rude awakening as we read of conditions in McMinn County, Tennessee, which brought about the use of force in the recent primary. If a political machine does not allow the people free expression, then freedom-loving people lose their faith in the machinery under which their government functions.

In this particular case, a group of young veterans organized to oust the local machine and elect their own slate in the primary. We may deplore the use of force but we must also recognize the lesson which this incident points for us all. When the majority of the people know what they want, they will obtain it.

Any local, state or national government, or any political machine, in order to live, must give the people assurance that they can express their will freely and that their votes will be counted. The most powerful machine cannot exist without the support of the people. Political bosses and political machinery can be good, but the minute they cease to express the will of the people, their days are numbered.

This is a lesson which wise political leaders learn young, and you can be pretty sure that, when a boss stays in power, he gives the majority of the people what they think they want. If he is bad and indulges in practices which are dishonest, or if he acts for his own interests alone, the people are unwilling to condone these practices.

When the people decide that conditions in their town, county, state or country must change, they will change them. If the leadership has been wise, they will be able to do it peacefully through a secret ballot which is honestly counted, but if the leader has become inflated and too sure of his own importance, he may bring about the kind of action which was taken in Tennessee.

If we want to continue to be a mature people who, at home and abroad, settle our difficulties peacefully and not through the use of force, then we will take to heart this lesson and we will jealously guard our rights. What goes on before an election, the threats or persuasion by political leaders, may be bad but it cannot prevent the people from really registering their will if they wish to.

The decisive action which has just occurred in our midst is a warning, and one which we cannot afford to overlook.

It seems that Mrs. Roosevelt’s warning is going unheeded in the Tarheel State, and elsewhere.

Corrupt political machines blinded by an all-consuming thirst for power, are subverting the very Constitution they are sworn to protect.

Curiously, politicians, pundits and members of the media loyal to this sort of “progressive” corruption and tyranny are up in arms over a comment made by Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who merely recognized Mrs. Roosevelt’s beliefs generations later.

In a recently unearthed video from a 2012 National Rifle Association meeting in Iowa, Ernst explained her devotion to her Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter in particular, and to her gun rights in general. “I believe,” she said, “in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

The Left reacted to her statement a little like the squealing hogs Ernst talked of castrating in her famous ad, and with about as much care and rationality.

Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg said that Ernst declared “she would shoot first and ask questions later if the government violated her rights.”

“In the American system,” Paul Waldman of The Washington Post scolded, “we don’t say that if the government enacts policies we don’t like, we’ll start killing people.”

Ed Kilgore of the Washington Monthly alleged that the point of these kind of statements is “to intimidate liberals, and ‘looters’ and secular socialists, andthose people.” (Yes, Bill Maher must be terrified.)

And Paul Begala accused her of toying with treason.

I have a word of warning for you, Ms. Carlson, Mr. Waldman, Mr. Kilgore, and Mr. Begala.

Joni Ernst, a military veteran, swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, a vow that she still honors today.

She understands that to respect that oath one day, she, other military veterans, and cognizant citizens might been required to return to the cartridge box once more if the soap box is shattered by corruption, the jury box is rendered worthless, and the ballot box is terminally compromised by those who seek to rule our citizens, instead of represent them.

As Mrs. Roosevelt so astutely noted after the gunfire subsided in Tennessee, the American people will be heard, and their will shall be done, one way or another.

Whether that can be accomplished peacefully, or must regretfully be accomplished through the use of arms, is entirely dependent upon the conduct of the government itself


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Eric’s failure to pass draconian gun control is to the benefit of every freedom loving gun owner.

Eric your stance on not stopping voter fraud and pushing rights for homosexuals is a disgrace to America.


Attorney General Eric Holder said that his biggest failure during his time as head of the Justice Department was failing to pass expanded gun control laws and criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his negative characterizations of the president during an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN.

“I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is, for me, something that I take personally as a failure, and something that I think we as a society should take as a failure” he stated when asked what he considered his greatest failure.

Holder added that he considered “where we are with regard to our criminal justice reform issues, the stands that we’ve taken against voter suppression efforts, the attempts to include the LGBT community in ways that it has not been before, and to knock down those final vestiges of discrimination” as his biggest successes.

When asked about former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s criticism of President Obama, Holder argued that “the president is a deliberate person in an appropriate way, but he’s also resolute once he makes up his mind. So, I think that what Leon said in the book is unfortunate.”

He further declared, “Frankly, I don’t think it’s something that a former cabinet member should do while the president you served is still in office. That’s not something that I would even consider doing.”

Desperate Dems Turn to Fraud, Race-Baiting

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This is from Rush


RUSH: Voter fraud.  This is happening in North Carolina right now with early voting.  Listen to this. It’s from Judicial Watch.  “According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of [Liberal] Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina –” now, wait for this “– a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place.”

Let me read this to you again.  A speaker at a recent NAALCP conference in North Carolina urged people in the audience to go out and mislead African-Americans. The Republicans are always accused of this stuff.  The NAACP urged its members to go tell African-Americans they don’t have to register to vote in advance, and they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place.

Now, why are they doing this?  Well, the letter from a lawyer for the state of North Carolina, the NAALCP, alleges they’re doing this “to create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory.”

Here’s the upshot.  NAALCP members are being told to go all over North Carolina and tell black people, “Hey, you don’t need to register in advance.  You can register when you show up.  And go anywhere.  You don’t have to go to an assigned place.” So that when they get there and are refused the right to vote, they are then to raise hell, call the news media, which will be on call waiting for the call, and raise holy hell about how North Carolina is discriminating against black voters by not letting them vote, and not letting them register.

Nobody is ever supposed to know that this is a strategy.  Nobody is ever supposed to know that this is being done on purpose.  The desired result is a bunch of God-fearing American citizens, African-Americans show up to vote and are denied the right to vote because they haven’t registered, and they may be showing up at the wrong place.  They raise holy hell, they start shouting “discrimination.”  This will fit in with an ongoing lawsuit that Eric Holder has against North Carolina for this kind of thing, discrimination. Create mass chaos and confusion and use blunt-force intimidation to relent and let these people vote.

But more than that, it is to impugn the result, it is to call into question the result of the elections in North Carolina.  By saying, “Well, look at all these God-fearing black citizens who showed up and then were denied the right to vote.  This racist state would not even let them vote.”  And that’s supposed to call into question the entire outcome throughout the state.  This is a strategy.  It has been discovered again by a lawyer for the state of North Carolina.  He somehow found out about this and he’s written a letter to the NAALCP demanding answers.  “Hey, what is it you guys are doing here?”

This is all part of the early voting opportunity for confusion, disarray, and chaos.  NAACP leader calls for creating confusion during midterm election by deliberately misleading voters. And, by the way, the other aspect of this is when it comes out these people were misled, guess who’s gonna get blamed for doing it?  The Republicans.  This is a great example of where voter ID would not permit this to happen.  And voter ID is not yet the law in North Carolina.  They’ve been fighting it tooth and nail just so they can continue this kind of thing.

Speaking of threats and intimidation, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This is a story by Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy in the Atlanta newspaper.  “A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: ‘If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.’

“We caught up with Democratic Party Chairman DuBose Porter at an event in Milledgeville this evening. He said the situation in Ferguson easily applies to Georgia: ‘Again, it’s about opportunity. Are you going to be in situations more like that? I mean, that’s when you don’t have people having the opportunity for jobs or to participate in their community and the opportunity to grow. … That’s what we need to change in Georgia because that’s what you have. You have situations, you have communities that can explode like that because you’ve taken the opportunity away from them.”

Why, this almost sounds like a threat.  “DuBose Porter said the missive is in line with what Democrats are saying up and down the ticket.”

From North Carolina’s Fayetteville Observer: “Churchgoer Taken Aback by Political Flier’s Lynching Imagery — Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote.

The front of the flier blares: ‘Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014.'”  That’s the flier that’s being sent out to African-Americans.

“The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. … ‘My daughter said, “Mom, look in the background. They’re lynching somebody.” It’s the lynching of an African-American man,’ McNair said.”  So African-American voters are getting a flier that shows a black man being lynched and the headline on the flier: “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin!”  It’s supposed to create the impression that Obama’s gonna get lynched if Kay Hagan doesn’t win.  Her daughter pointed it out, a political flier going around.

Now, do you remember we talked about the New York Times story on Monday about that internal Democrat memo warning about a Republican landslide in the midterms unless there’s a huge black turnout.  Let me remind you, from the article, “African-Americans could help swing elections in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and possibly Arkansas, a New York Times analyst of voter data shows, but only if they turn out at higher-than-forecast rates.”

Well, so let it be written, so let it be done.  Below, here are the examples I just gave you of ginning up the turnout in Georgia using Ferguson, Missouri, and North Carolina using a lynching photograph from long ago.  I’m sure it’s happening in other states as well.  And it doesn’t matter how incendiary or racist the Democrats have to get.  Their jobs are on the line.  And the media is going to be supportive and understanding of whatever they have to do.  This is just gonna be called really smart politics.

This takes us back to Ferguson, Missouri, on CNN’s Newsroom today.  The anchorette infobabe, Carol Costello, was interviewing St. Louis, Missouri, City Alderman Antonio French.  During a discussion about the shooting of the gentle giant, Michael Brown, the infobabe, Carol Costello, said, “What do you make of the county’s autopsy report?”  Now, we’ve reported to you on this already.  The autopsy, which has been known since August but only today was revealed, blood was found on the officer’s uniform, the gentle giant’s. Blood was found inside the police vehicle. The gentle giant actually entered the police car and attempted to get the weapon of the police officer.  This is now known.

The gentle giant was also using marijuana.  The gentle giant did not have his hands up and he was not surrendering. He did run away but then charged back to the police officer.  This is all known from the autopsy.  It’s been known since August.  And because that’s what it showed, they had to do two other autopsies try to cover this up or try to find some other conflicting evidence.  So now we’ve got CNN with this alderman from St. Louis, Antonio French, and they’re asking him what he thinks of this autopsy.

FRENCH:  I think it describes an awful way to die, and I think it also describes a situation, you know, where a young man who was unarmed was shot nine times.  What I’m alarmed by is that the way this is being tried in the public and that information is being leaked out and we’re not getting a clear picture of everything.  I think one of the things that we asked for at the beginning is that the only way this thing could happen in a way that actually gives the community what they’re asking for, is a public trial.

RUSH:  Yeah, there you have it. They want a trial, they want an indictment, or they’re promising a situation you don’t want to live in. And the only way to fairness is to have a public trial.  “We’re not getting a clear picture.”  Oh, yes, we are, finally we are getting a clear picture.  It’s just not the picture that the activists apparently want.  And then the infobabe, Carol Costello, says, “Well, based on what you just said to me, you have to wonder, what if the grand jury does not indict?  What happens then, Mr. Alderman?”

FRENCH:  Well, worry about our community.  We have to worry about the hours and days following an announcement that the grand jury would not indict.  But in the long term, you know, our community has been really ripped apart, and we’ve got a lot of healing to do.

RUSH:  Hmm.  Hmm.  Hmm.  See.  Public official here.  “Well, I worry about our community.”  Why?  What’s gonna happen if there’s no indictment?  What’s gonna happen in the community? So they want a public trial.  It’s the only way for fairness, get a public trial.  “If we don’t get a public trial, if we don’t get an indictment, well, I worry about our community.”  What does that mean?

Fairfax: 17 voted twice in same election

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This is from Kansas

Here is the voter fraud Eric Holder says does not exist.

Holder: Voter fraud ‘does not really exist’ photo photo TRACKING VOTES ACROSS STATE LINES: Fairfax Election Board Secretary Brian Schoeneman has sent evidence of dual voting in Virginia and Maryland to state and federal prosecutors.

By Kenric Ward | Virginia Bureau

FAIRFAX, Va. — Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.

The 17 voters reportedly cast ballots in both Fairfax County, Va., and the state of Maryland during the 2012 presidential election.

Officials from Fairfax and Montgomery County, Md., identified dual voters by matching first and last names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

Brian Schoeneman, secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board, said he sent letters and evidence to county Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh, state Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Attorney Dana Boente and the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice requesting further investigation.

Names of the voters were not disclosed. But learned that one of the multiple voters had been casting double ballots for the past decade.

The Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland instigated the two-state investigation.

Reagan George, president of the nonpartisan VVA, said his group has been asked by residents in several more counties to assist in urging local election boards to investigate duplicate registrations.

George said the presence of dual voters demolishes the argument by political “progressives” that voter fraud doesn’t exist.

“Their next point will be that voter fraud is such a small percentage that such voter fraud should be ignored. What percentage of the overall vote is tolerable for progressives?” George asked.

“VVA believes we should have zero tolerance for voter fraud in our elections,” he said in a statement.

VVA has also been asked by several states on the eastern seaboard to conduct additional private crosscheck investigations, since their states do not participate in the free Interstate Crosscheck capability offered by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

When asked if her group had been requested to assist in ferreting out additional dual voters in Maryland, Cathy Kelleher, president of the nonpartisan Election Integrity Maryland, responded, “Are you kidding?”

“We’re a blue state. No one except for a few political candidates is interested in doing that,” she told Watchdog.

Kelleher said EIM sent names of 164 alleged duplicate Virginia-Maryland statewide voters to Mary Wagner at the State Board of Elections.

“She passed them on to the State Prosecutor Emmett Davitt. We have not received any response to the inquiry,” Kelleher said.

In all, Watchdog has reported that as many as 43,896 people hold active voter registrations in both Virginia and Maryland.

Of that total, 50.9 percent were registered Democrats and 20.4 percent were Republicans in Maryland. The remainder belong to other parties or were independents.

Virginia doesn’t register voters by party, and Kelleher didn’t provide a breakdown of the 17 dual voters.

Schoeneman said the Fairfax board “takes its responsibility to ensure election integrity seriously. After our initial review of county voting records and a comparison to Maryland voting records, we determined that it was in the public interest to refer these individuals to law enforcement for investigation.”

He added, “It is important to note that the individuals named have not been accused of a crime and are of diverse ages, genders and political affiliations.”

Herring spokesman Michael Kelly told Watchdog late Monday: “This office takes all allegations seriously, even though incidents of voter fraud are statistically rare.”

“We will review any evidence and, if further investigation is warranted, will work within our statutory authority with local or federal partners,” he said.



This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

The lack of a spine is why the DemocRats or the Establishment Republicans will never secure the border.


With thousands of illegal immigrant minors continuing to pour over America’s southern border, the same politicians are singing the same songs: we can’t close the border, we must pursue comprehensiveimmigration reform, we can only reach political consensus if we compromise on border enforcement. It’s all nonsense. As I’ve explained in this space, we could easily close the border if we had the political will to do so.

The lack of political will springs from a fundamental misunderstanding of the risks of mass illegal immigration – to immigrants, both legal and illegal, and to American citizens. Here, then, are the top reasons to close the border, and to close it forthwith:

Disease. America is now coping with diseases it believed it had eradicated, at least in part thanks to unrestricted immigration. In early June, ABC 15 in Arizona reported, “US Border Patrol agents are worried that what’s coming over into the US could harm everyone… Agents are worried about a viral outbreak.” According to Border Patrol Agent and Rio Grande Valley Union representative Chris Cabrera, agents are experiencing contagious outbreaks – and so-called quarantine areas are nothing of the sort, often separated from the general population by mere caution tape. “There’s been an outbreak of scabies that’s been going on for the past month,” Cabrera said. And it’s not just scabies, it’s chicken pox, MRSA, staph infections. The Department of Homeland Security will not allow media to speak with doctors and medical staff treating illegal immigrants. A health official told The Blaze, “There is really no hard stop at the border, and we have no idea health-wise what diseases are coming across.”

The Safety of US Citizens. Crafting a system in which American authorities have no idea who is in the country is a recipe for public safety disaster. Immigration and Customs Enforcement admits that in 2013, it released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens awaiting deportation outcomes, including immigrants responsible for homicides, sexual assaults, kidnapping, and other serious crimes. The CIS breaks it down: “193 homicide convictions (including one willful killing of a public official with gun); 426 sexual assault convictions; 303 kidnapping convictions; 1,075 aggravated assault convictions; 1,160 stolen vehicle convictions; 9,187 dangerous drug convictions; 16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions; 303 flight escape convictions.” Meanwhile, ranchers along the southern border are victimized with impunity by drug cartels exploiting the open border.

The Safety of Illegal Immigrant Children. This new influx of illegal immigrant minors is unprecedented. Thousands of children, some as young as four years old, have been found crossing the border. Some have been found dead. Children are sometimes used by Mexican drug cartels, as well. While the Obama administration loudly proclaims that it doesn’t want children being sent through Mexico to the United States, they refuse to state that illegal immigrant minors will be deported. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused no less than six times on Sunday to say as much. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has already stated that it will not deport so-called DREAMers, illegal immigrants without felony records between the ages of 16 and 30.

The Threat of Terrorism. Both of our borders, northern and southern, are a source of anxiety with regard to terror. In 2011, a report from the Senate Homeland Security Committee found that the Canadian border gives “easy passage into America by extremists, terrorists and criminals whose purpose clearly is to harm the American people.” This month, Marine Corps General John Kelly, commander of US Southern Command, said that the southern border had become a “crime-terror convergence.” He explained, “All this corruption and violence is directly or indirectly due to the insatiable U.S. demand for drugs, particularly cocaine, heroin and now methamphetamines, all of which are produced in Latin America and smuggled into the U.S. along an incredibly efficient network along which anything — hundreds of tons of drugs, people, terrorists, potentially weapons of mass destruction or children — can travel, so long as they can pay the fare.”

Low-Wage US Workers Will Pay. Unions largely support illegal immigration, for three reasons: (1) they hope that illegal immigrants will one day vote, and vote for their political allies; (2) they understand that more illegal immigration means broader government, and government workers are more heavily unionized than private sector workers; and (3) they hope to legalize those illegal immigrants to force them into unions. Nonetheless, it is low-wage workers in the United States who pay the price for illegal immigration. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, virtually all of the net gain in jobs between 2000 and 2013 went to immigrants, either legal or illegal. Immigrants particularly made major strides in “building cleaning and maintenance and construction and extraction.”

The Taxpayers Will Pay. The illegal immigrants crossing America’s southern border are not villains. Most of them are likely looking for a place to work. But that doesn’t mean they’re not draws on public resources. Illegal immigrants have a poverty rate of 26 percent, twice that of the native-born. In Texas, CIS says that 58 percent of illegal households are on some form of welfare; that’s 55 percent in California. Taxpayers spend approximately $40 billion per year on education for illegal immigrants or their children. A huge majority of illegal immigrants don’t have health insurance, which means they take advantage of public services in some form or fashion. This isn’t about the intent of illegal immigrants, which may be great – they may be here to work, to contribute, to build a better life. But adding a huge pool of unskilled immigrants without legal working papers sets up a drain on the public dime.

Voter Fraud. The left dismisses the possibility of voter fraud while simultaneously declaring that voter ID is racist. But today’s decision from an Arizona court mandating that drivers’ licenses be distributed to illegal immigrants who will not be deported by the Obama administration puts us firmly on the road toward serious voter fraud.

American Culture Is Under Attack. This is not the fault of immigrants to America, who, like all previous generations of immigrants from a myriad of other countries (including my great-grandparents from Eastern Europe), would be willing to acculturate to the United States. This is the fault of the left, which has suggested that the melting pot ideal with unique American values is culturally imperialistic and patriarchal. The result is an increasingly fragmented nation.

Despite these grave threats to America, members of both parties continue to pretend that leaving the border open is a viable option – Republicans, because they are beholden to big businesses seeking cheap labor, and Democrats, because they wish to confiscate the wealth of citizens. But at this point, there is simply no excuse for not closing the border.

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