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Rep. Crenshaw Unfamiliar With 1965 Immigration Act, Says English-Speaking Workers Won’t Do Construction

“For some reason, people who speak English just won’t go work there,” Crenshaw said.



Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw admitted that he is unfamiliar with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, and asserted that Americans lack the work ethic to do construction or agricultural jobs.

The Texas representative made the remarks during a Leadership Institute Digital Town Hall on Wednesday evening.

During the online event, Crenshaw was asked questions from viewers that were submitted to a moderator. One of the participants asked how he would reform the Hart-Celler Act and if he would end birthright citizenship.


“I mean, it’s an interesting question, it’s a detailed question. I didn’t even get a chance to look into the act that you’re talking about, but I understand the concept,” Crenshaw replied.

The act, of course, established the current structure of the US immigration policy. It abolished the quota system that had been based on national origin, created chain migration, and encouraged the importation of foreign workers from Latin America. Naturally, this also caused a massive shift in the demographics of immigrants.

Crenshaw said that it is possible that we are “reading too much into the Fourteenth Amendment,” which granted citizenship to all persons born in the United States. He added that if “we were to do it all over again we wouldn’t have that rule,” but that “reversing that rule is politically very difficult.”

The former Navy SEAL officer explained that if he was “king for a day” he would end birthright citizenship, but will not try to do it in his role as a politician.

“In reality, we have many many other priorities before we get to the birthright citizenship issue. When it comes to immigration it’s the least — it’s not the least our problem — it’s close,” Crenshaw said.

Crenshaw explained that he believes securing the border is the main issue people should be focusing on, but acknowledged that birthright citizenship incentivizes people to illegally enter the US to have babies. He said that the numbers of people being released into the US are very low compared to how they used to be, citing the Remain in Mexico policy.

At this point, Crenshaw noted that the nation needs to consider the “needs” of business owners who rely on immigrant work forces (instead of paying fair wages to Americans).

“They can’t hire Americans. They just can’t. These construction companies, farmers, they have tried,” Crenshaw said.

The representative claimed that places that had fewer immigrants, citing Alabama, couldn’t find workers to do those jobs. This, Crenshaw asserted, is a problem with the work ethic of Americans, not with business owners who prefer to pay ultra low-wages to foreign nationals.

“That’s an American cultural problem that I wish we could fix,” Crenshaw said. “I wish our teenagers would actually go to work. They don’t.”

Crenshaw added that he has to be “sympathetic” to “some of these business owners who are creating jobs and creating wealth in America, creating growth, building things — they can’t do it without anybody working there.”

“For some reason, people who speak English just won’t go work there,” Crenshaw said.

During the Q&A, Crenshaw also asserted that President Barack Obama was “pretty good on the border.”

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High School Football Players Suspended for Carrying Thin Blue, Thin Red Line Flags Before 9/11 Game



High School football players in Florida have been suspended from their team for carrying Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags during their football game on 9/11 to honor the first responders who died during the attack on the World Trade Center.

One of the young men on the Little Miami High School football team is the son of a police officer, another, the son of a firefighter.

“Were you trying to make some kind of a political statement here?” a Local 12 reporter asked Brady Williams, a senior cornerback, who carried the Thin Blue Line flag.

“No,” he answered quickly. “Not at all. I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago.”

Jarad Bentley, whose father is a firefighter, carried the Thin Red Line flag.

“I was all for it,” he said. “Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”

The young men had asked the school for permission to carry the flags on to the field before the game, and the school refused. They were told that if they did, there would be consequences.

Still, the boys did it anyways.

“Listen,” Williams said. “I don’t care what my consequences are. So long as my message gets across, I’ll be happy.”

Local 12 reports that “Williams and Bentley heard from the athletic director Monday afternoon and received an indefinite suspension.” The station said that they had called the superintendent about the boys a few hours prior.

Superintendent Gregory Power claimed that they denied the boys’ request because they don’t want to “set a precedent” for “political” flags being carried out on the field.

“We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a different flag to come out of the tunnel, one that may be [one that] many other families may not agree with from a political perspective,” Power claimed.

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DC Police Helicopter Hit With Lasers By Rioters Forced to Make Emergency Landing — Crew Member Hospitalized

One of the crew members had to be hospitalized due to vision loss in one eye.



A DC Metropolitan Police helicopter had to make an emergency landing on Saturday night as it was hit by laser pointers shined at it by rioters.

A law enforcement source tells the District Herald that one of the crew members had to be hospitalized due to vision loss in one eye.

Rioters were also shining the blinding lasers in the eyes of officers on the ground.

In July, it was revealed that federal officers in Portland may have been permanently blinded by the lasers, that are becoming increasingly common at the riots.

“When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers – which can cause permanent blindness – were shined in their eyes,” Federal Protective Service (FPS) Deputy Director of Operations Richard Cline said at a press conference at the time. “We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks.”

There were multiple helicopters circling throughout the area all evening to keep track of the rioters.

Rioters from all over the nation, including many familiar faces from the Portland riots, have been causing chaos throughout the city for several days.

The riot escalated when the militants began to throw bricks at police officers.

Earlier in the evening, a speaker in the newly named “Black Lives Matter Plaza” asserted that “I’m at the point where I’m going to put the police in a f*cking grave. I’m at the point where I want to burn the f*cking White House down!”

There were multiple arrests for assaulting police officers, but it seems as though rioters are being quickly caught and released the next day by the US Attorney’s Office.

The riot in DC is currently ongoing and the District Herald will be continuing to provide updates as the situation progresses.

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BREAKING: Member of Patriot Prayer Fatally Shot in Portland

The rioters also attacked the founder of Patriot Prayer, Joey Gibson.



A member of the Pro-Trump organization Patriot Prayer has been shot and killed in Portland amidst the riots.

Early reports on social media had claimed that a black male was shot by a “Trump supporter,” but that was not the case.

The victim was a white male who was reportedly wearing a hat with the Patriot Prayer insignia on it.

“A Patriot with camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, was shot and killed during pro-Trump car caravan through downtown Portland at around 8:45pm,” independent reporter Andrew Duncomb tweeted.

“Just heard that the man killed is affiliated with my group. Just had drinks with him last Saturday,” Duncomb added.

Speaking to the District Herald, Duncomb said that “all I got to say right now is he was a good Patriot and this news has hit my group of friends pretty hard. It’s time for Trump to hear our cries and clean up Portland. We will not let them kill us anymore.”

Duncomb added, “shame on Ted Wheeler and Kate Brown. His blood is on their hands. They allowed this violence to happen for over three months. How many people need to die before the elected officials will do their job to protect its citizens?”

Following the fatal shooting, rioters also surrounded and assaulted Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson. When Gibson retreated into a gas station, rioters broke the windows and threatened the owner.

The shooting victim’s name has not yet been released, though it is known, to allow time for the family to be notified.

Duncomb, clearly outraged, tweeted a call for patriotic Americans to come to Portland on September 19 to stand against the rioters.

The situation in Portland is ongoing. The District Herald will be providing updates as they become available.

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