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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.

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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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MUST WATCH: California Restaurant Owner Blocks Health Inspector’s Car, ‘If We Can’t Work, You Can’t Work’

A GoFundMe campaign to support the restaurant has raised over $20,000.

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A heroic California restaurant owner blocked in a Los Angeles County health inspector’s car after he attempted to shut his business down for allowing outdoor dining, asserting that “if we can’t work, you can’t work.”

Carlos Roman, the owner of Bread & Barley in Covina, did not back down even after police arrived.

“He wants to come in here and say that no one can work, so he can’t work either,” Roman told the officer. “He decided to come today and take photos of the people outside and say that he was going to fine us,” he explained.

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Roman refused to move his truck, telling the officer to go ahead and get her supervisor.

“This is what happens when people get desperate. I’m desperate. Who is going to pay her car payment? Who is going to pay my cook’s rent?” Roman asked the officer. “I want it to be hard on everyone. I want everyone to see how hard this sh-t is.”

The outraged owner demanded to know if the inspector and the officer got paychecks last week, asserting that his employees haven’t.

“You’re just doing your job right, we’re all in this together?” Roman asked the inspector. “When I go to the bank, can I tell the bank the health department said it’s ok and that I don’t have to pay you?”

“What do I tell my employees?” Roman shouted.

Roman is now facing two $500 fines for failure to comply and interfering with the health officer.

A GoFundMe campaign to support the restaurant has raised over $20,000.

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Hunter Biden’s Ex-Wife, Kathleen, Tells Him He is a Better Father Than Joe Biden Was

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In an email to her ex-husband Hunter Biden, Kathleen Biden told her troubled former spouse that he is a better father than Joe Biden was.

The cryptic email was found in a trove of documents currently being reviewed in a joint effort by District Herald and the Nationalist Review, provided to us on Friday by a source who obtained them from former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

 

“I want you to know that you are a great father – a better father than your dad. Your girls love you because you love them for who they are. You haven’t judged them, you have loved them for who they are. You listen and you make them and their problems important to you. You make them great because you allow them to be who they are without unfair expectations. You are patient, caring, and loving,” Kathleen Biden wrote. “I know you and I have struggled but your love for the girls hasn’t waivered. Remember how we use to joke that the girls didn’t have anything to survive to make them strong and interesting? Well, we gave it to them! They did survive it and they are stronger. Through it all they never questioned your love or commitment.”

Kathleen Biden asserted that the former Vice President “wasn’t perfect” as a father.

“I know you love your dad and I do too but he wasn’t perfect,” the mother of Hunter’s children continued. “No one is perfect. At your core, you taught our girls what was important. They are kind, thoughtful, open, curious, funny, compassionate and hard working. You were as much a part of that as I was in helping them grow. Don’t ever question whether you were as good a father as your dad. You were better, in every way.”

In response, Hunter wrote that he worries he has failed them. “Thank you for this it means everything to me. I worry so much that I have failed you all in so many ways,” he said.

Hunter also acknowledged that he will need to earn his children’s trust and respect back, though the reason is unclear.

“I know the girls love me- but I often wonder if they trust and respect me. I know it’s something I have to earn back. And I know that you are the best mother I have ever known. You have raised three incredible young women. We are so lucky to have them, and I am so lucky to have met you 23 years ago. Thank you,” he wrote.

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

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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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