This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Finally, Congress has an opportunity to enact legislation that would effect the most comprehensive – and sound – reform of America’s immigration policies in a generation.  

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s bill is called the Securing America’s Future Act.  It would authorize: the funding needed for the “wall” on our southern border; 10,000 more agents enforcing our immigration laws; and ending “chain migration” and the “visa lottery” debacles.  It would also require the E-Verify system be used by all businesses to deter the hiring of illegal aliens. 

As part of such needed reforms, some so-called DACA individuals – but not others, notably criminal gang members – would be given three-year renewable legal status.  Provided the rest of the Goodlatte package is enacted, such an arrangement should not prove to be a magnet for more illegal immigration – something a Senate alternative bill would certainly and unacceptably create.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Here is a reality check on the immigration debate. If we continue taking ever more people from places that don’t share our values, respect our institutions and understand, let alone embrace, our way of life, they will wind up making this country ever more like theirs.

Look at Europe, affected with well over a million refugees, many of them from what can objectively be described as ‘hell-holes,’ rife with jihadist violence, corruption and poverty. Or look here, the Center for Disease Control estimate that half a million girls in America either already have been or likely will be subjected to a barbaric form of sexual abuse known as Female Genital Mutilation. FMG is illegal in the United States but immigrants from Africa and elsewhere do it anyway.

We must stop such people from fundamentally transforming this country now.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Foreign ministers from nations that joined forces to repulse Communist invaders during the Korean War will meet today in Vancouver, Canada to address the growing threat posed to the Free World by North Korea. 

China and Russia will not be present.  That’s appropriate since they are part of the problem as they prop up the regime in Pyongyang, enable its weapons build-up and have shown little interest in really being part of the solution.

Accordingly, expectations for this get-together are low. Yet, it was veto-wielding Moscow’s absence from a key United Nations Security Council vote in July 1950 that allowed the nations gathering in Canada today to come together to defend South Korea under the rubric of a UN peacekeeping operation.

If anything, it is even more imperative that the Free World unites now to deal with North Korea’s present danger.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Cell phones across Hawaii warned this weekend that the islands were under ballistic missile attack.  For roughly forty minutes, no one was told that it was a false alarm.  Now, federal and state authorities are investigating how such a thing could happen.

A far more profitable line of inquiry, however, would be to examine how prepared is that state – and, for that matter, all the others – to deal with the all-too-present danger of such an attack.  What Hawaiians experienced as they scrambled to find ways to protect themselves is surely what the rest of us would discover at present:  America is almost totally unprepared for – and consequently, highly vulnerable to –  ballistic missile threats that are increasing by the day.

That’s unacceptable. The Navy’s AEGIS missile defenses at sea and ashore could help.  Ditto civil defenses.  Doing nothing is not an option.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Yesterday, on one side of the European Parliament building in Brussels, supporters of the revolution now reportedly underway in some fifty Iranian cities urged the Continent to rally to their cause. 

Simultaneously, European foreign ministers met on the other side with their Iranian counterpart, discussing how to prop up the mullahs’ regime by insisting that President Trump continue waiving sanctions on it. 

Meanwhile, in Washington, Senate Democrats and nominal Republican Sen. Bob Corker are working overtime with Iran’s friends in the administration and Europe to preserve the fatally flawed Obamabomb deal. 

Fortunately, Sen. Ted Cruz has warned Mr. Trump correctly: “Waiving the sanctions on the ayatollah while protesters are dying in the streets would be a serious mistake. We should be doing everything humanly possible to support, to encourage those protests, to tell the Iranian people, we stand with you.”

Amen.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

You have to hand it to President Trump’s insubordinate subordinates.  When they are sabotaging his policies, they go all in.

The latest example is the effort National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are making to undercut Mr. Trump’s stance in support of the freedom-seeking people of Iran – and in opposition to their dangerous, repressive government. 

Messrs. McMaster and Tillerson have reportedly joined forces with Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin – the co-authors of 2015 legislation that sabotaged the Senate’s constitutional role in treaty-making and enabled the Obamabomb deal to becoming binding. Now, “Liddle” Bob and his co-conspirators hope to flim-flam the President into believing they’ll “fix” what he has rightly called the worst agreement ever negotiated.

Mr. President, don’t go there.  Help the Iranian opposition “fix” the regime, rather than help the regime finish getting the Bomb.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Trump had a White House party yesterday for the Swamp he promised to drain.  The celebrants included Senate and House leaders determined to extend an amnesty to illegal aliens ostensibly brought here as children – and to their extended family members, including those who broke the law to bring them here.

To be sure, their host opened the event with certain conditions that could make such an amnesty less of a magnet for untold millions of additional aliens prepared to sneak in.  But by the time the cameras recording the proceedings shut off, the President signaled that he’d accept whatever the Swamp agreed to regarding “the wall” and other security-enhancements.

If the pro-amnesty crowd is allowed to dictate such terms, many of his betrayed voters will stay home in November – with devastating consequences for his presidency and agenda, and for our country. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

By January 12th, President Trump will either affirm his support for the people of Iran and his opposition to the regime that represses them and threatens us – the very antithesis of Barack Obama’s policy. Or he will effectively join Obama in propping up the mullahocracy by further waiving sanctions against it.

The choice would seem to be a no-brainer. After all, Donald Trump has already established that the Obamabomb agreement that the previous administration claimed justified a suspension of crippling sanctions is the worst agreement ever negotiated.  It’s also being violated by the Iranians.

Yet, some of Mr. Trump’s subordinates claim the deal can be “fixed” – as long as we keep working with the mullahs. But that means continuing to legitimate and economically aid them.  Which would amount to Obama 2.0, not Trumpian solidarity with our natural allies – the Iranian people.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The reported house arrest this weekend of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is big news.  No one in the Free World will mourn the incarceration of that thug, who did as much as anyone during his tenure to advance the regime’s lethal anti-Western agenda. 

Still, sources familiar with the inner workings of the kleptocracy run by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini, current President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps report that Ahmadinejad has remained untouchable until now for one simple reason: He has detailed information about how massively these Islamic mafiosi have been lining their own pockets at the expense of average Iranians. 

If Ahmadinejad’s arrest triggers the release of such secrets, it will further inflame public revulsion with the regime and its Sharia-supremacism.  And, if it doesn’t, the U.S. government must reveal to that end what it knows.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un recently boasted that he has a nuclear button on his desk capable of unleashing an attack on the entire United States. President Trump rhetorically saw him, and raised him, saying: “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

The trouble is that the credibility of the U.S. nuclear arsenal is not determined by the size of its launch equipment.  Rather, it is a function of the modernity, reliability and usability of our strategic weapons – and the ships, planes and missiles fielded to deliver them.

Regrettably, as the President is about to learn from a study known as the Nuclear Posture Review, our nuclear arsenal is obsolescent. Think about it:  North Korea’s weapons – to say nothing of Russia’s and China’s –  are more modern and more recently tested than ours.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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