A Liar and an Unregistered Foreign Agent Demand Control of the Immigration Policy Debate

We live in an age in which our ever-diminishing freedom of speech is increasingly controlled by unaccountable gatekeepers. Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media behemoths now exercise unprecedented control over what people can say on the monopolistic platforms they control.

Now the Fascist Left is mounting a coordinated campaign to exclude any expression of opposition to mass immigration and illegal immigration from the public square. The effort is being led by Jose Antonio Vargas and Hassan Ahmad who have taken to Twitter to demand that media outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post and NPR bar FAIR, the Center for Immigration Studies and other effective policy groups that have frustrated the mass immigration lobby’s agenda.

Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder of a group known as Define American, which arrogantly posits that anyone has a right to show up in the United States and define for the rest of us what the country stands for. As Vargas has been boasting for years, and most recently in a video posted on The Atlantic’s website, “I am an undocumented citizen of this country.” In the video he asserts, “I’m here as an undocumented immigrant with no papers, no green card, no passport, and no legal documents, but I am still a citizen of this country.” Why? Because he says so. That’s why.

Vargas may be an “undocumented immigrant,” but what is documented is that he is a liar and a fraud. For years he lied to his employers (including the Washington Post) about his immigration status and engaged in document fraud to get away with working for the Post and other employers. Why? Because Vargas believes that as he “defines American,” he is endowed with an unalienable right to violate laws that he finds inconvenient.

If there is anyone who should stop being “validated” by news organizations, like the Washington Post, it is a guy who willfully lied to them from the first moment he set foot in their building.

And the other guy, Ahmad? He’s a mouthpiece for a propaganda organ of a foreign government – and not a particularly friendly one, at that. Ahmad, whose day job is being an immigration attorney, moonlights as a commentator on Al Jazeera to spread malicious lies about people and organizations that support immigration enforcement.

Al Jazeera is a television “news” organization run by the government of Qatar – a despotic Arabian Gulf monarchy with a lot of money and an appalling human rights record. The government of Qatar has even been implicated in the horrific terrorist attack on a concert venue in Manchester, England, which left 22 people (mostly children and teenagers) dead and some 500 wounded.

In defense of unfettered illegal immigration, advocacy groups have demanded, among other concessions, that we turn criminal aliens (sorry, Twitter) loose on our streets, that we leave millions of citizens vulnerable to identity theft, and now they are setting their sights on subverting the First Amendment. Thanks, but that’s not how the rest of us “define American.”

About Author


Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Perhaps we SHOULD be like the foreign places that these two advocate for.. and legislate an *********** on all those who are in the country illegally, advocate on behalf of other nations without being a registered lobbyist, or just promote the suborning of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
    Then, at least, they would actually have something to be complaining about. IF they haven’t tucked their tails between their legs and ran like the jackals they are.

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    It is time to place heavy fines on those companies who hire any illegal foreign nationals . You vet them or take the chance of loosing your licence to do business along with the heavy fines. The only language anyone understands is the pocket book That includes our congress

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    Deport these illegal felons to those crying the MOST for them IE those celebs etc alone.
    Bus em there. Then C changes occur.

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    that puke that says he is illegal should deported pretty soon, they already know his name…DEPORT HIM NOW!!!

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    What is there to say about where we are today as a country after today? I feel like pucking in disgust.

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    I would also add that regarding what is happening with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, I find it really scary that we are at the point in this country were so many of the most powerful people in government are so enthusiastic about declaring someone guilty based solely on accusations with no evidence because they oppose their political beliefs.

    As a reminder of what can happen to a society that abandons the presumption of innocence and people are not allowed to have freedom of speech and have different views on politics without being ruthlessly targeted, in Nazi Germany the Gestapo had a phone number that anyone could call and accuse anyone without evidence of saying something negative about the Nazis or Hitler and the Gestapo would come and take them away and they would never be seen again.

    We obviously aren’t Nazi Germany thankfully, but the growing totalitarianism of the Left trying to control what anyone can say or think, etc. must be fought and our Constitution defended. It’s a slippery slope. As is being made increasingly obvious, these are ruthless people we are dealing with. Unfortunately, too many Republican members of Congress are just totally pathetic.

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      We have all these politicians saying “I believe the women”. Really? You believe a woman who says she went to ten parties where women were being drugged and raped by high school boys and she kept going until she herself was raped? Preposterous. All three of the main accusers have big holes in their stories. Ford has named different numbers of people at the party she was at. But one women she named is a life long friend of hers and she says she knows nothing about it. Ford’s lawyers said she didn’t want to fly to Washington, but that’s exactly what she did to take her polygraph last month.

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    Pollard Kincaid on

    “One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport with her, my aunt and a family friend, I was introduced to a man I’d never seen. They told me he was my uncle. He held my hand as I boarded an airplane for the first time. It was 1993, and I was 12.

    After his college graduation with his grandfather, Lolo, who provided most of his resources for his journey My mother wanted to give me a better life, so she sent me thousands of miles away to live with her parents in America — my grandfather (Lolo in Tagalog) and grandmother (Lola). After I arrived in California, I entered sixth grade and quickly grew to love my new home, family and culture. I discovered a passion for language, though it was hard to learn the difference between formal English and American slang. One of my early memories is of a freckled kid in middle school asking me, “What’s up?” I replied, “The sky,” and he and a couple of other kids laughed. I won the eighth-grade spelling bee by memorizing words I couldn’t properly pronounce. (The winning word was “indefatigable.”)

    One day when I was 16, I rode my bike to the nearby D.M.V. office to get my driver’s permit. Some of my friends already had their licenses, so I figured it was time. But when I handed the clerk my green card as proof of U.S. residency, she flipped it around, examining it. “This is fake,” she whispered. “Don’t come back here again.”

    Confused and scared, I pedaled home and confronted Lolo. I remember him sitting in the garage, cutting coupons. I dropped my bike and ran over to him, showing him the green card. “Peke ba ito?” I asked in Tagalog. (“Is this fake?”) My grandparents were naturalized American citizens — he worked as a security guard, she as a food server — and they had begun supporting my mother and me financially when I was 3, after my father’s wandering eye and inability to properly provide for us led to my parents’ separation. Lolo was a proud man, and I saw the shame on his face as he told me he purchased the card, along with other fake documents, for me. “Don’t show it to other people,” he warned.

    I decided then that I could never give anyone reason to doubt I was an American. I convinced myself that if I worked enough, if I achieved enough, I would be rewarded with citizenship. I felt I could earn it.”

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    The situation is bad enough here with the group think espoused by social media, but it’s worse in Europe. Multi-cultural London is in the middle of a huge crime wave, but cops spend a lot of their time “investigating” people who have posted supposedly bigoted or “harmful” comments on line.

    Recently Chuck Todd was saying the media “needs to fight back against Fox”. And just what does Chuckles think should be done? Stop people from pointing out he is married to a Democratic consultant? Or that the mainstream media is overwhelmingly one sided? Look up the tape of all the networks besides Fox on election eve when it became obvious Hillary was toast. They all looked like their dog died. George Stephanopoulos said he would leave the country if Trump won. A couple weeks ago, GOP Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska was on Meet The Press and said some good things about Trump. As always, Chuck could not have that and badgered him to say something bad. Comical.

    Now we have the spectacle of the noxious Michael Avenatti, a creation of the media., who at the last second brings forth his client, who claims that at the age of 20 she repeatedly attended parties where she says high school boys were drugging women and gang raping them. And neither she nor anyone else did a thing about it at the time?