Radio Derb: From The Immigration Archives—Can't Deport? Border HUMCRI, Obama's Refugee Scam, GOP Opens Border, Etc.
09/24/2021
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Another dive into the Radio Derb archives.

02m55s  Can't deport 11,000,000? How about just 1? (February 2013.)

11m40s  HUMCRI on the border.  (July 2014.)

19m33s  Immigration comes out of the shadows.  (August 2015.)

25m59s  Obama's refugee scam.  (September 2016.)

34m19s  Jeff to the border.  (April 2017.)

42m44s  House Republicans throw borders open.  (July 2018.)

51m21s  Trump shafts American workers.  (March 2019.)

[Music clip: Haydn's Derbyshire March No. 2, organ version]

01 — Intro.     And Radio Derb is on the air! Greetings, listeners, from your continuously genial host John Derbyshire with the first podcast of fall 2021, September 22nd having marked the equinox.

This week's Radio Derb is defrosted, I'm afraid, not fresh. As happened once before, in September 2019, I am off the grid for a few days, away from my recording equipment. I have therefore pre-recorded this podcast and stored it in the vaults at VDARE.com world headquarters, to be taken out and posted late Friday night as usual.

There is of course a loss of topicality. Still, it is instructive sometimes to pause from wrestling with current affairs to cast our eyes back over the past. That's what I shall be doing.

In my September 2019 venture into this format I limited myself to reposting Radio Derb segments from the years 2004 to 2012. Today I shall pick up where I left off, reposting seven segments from the years 2013 to 2019, one segment from each year. As before, I'll be cutting'n'pasting the sound clips right out of the original audio files, so sound quality might be somewhat variable — I'll do my best to even it out.

Also as before, I shall bracket each segment with a couple of quick pips [pips] fore and aft so you know when it's today's Derb talking and when it's Derb from the past.

All these segments have a common theme, the theme that defines VDARE.com: immigration.

Here we go.

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02 — Whatever happened to Jose Antonio Vargas?     February 2013, a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration. My title for this segment in the transcript was: "Can't deport 11,000,000? How about just 1?"

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Can't deport 11,000,000? How about just 1?

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Jose Antonio Vargas has subsequently had a lucrative career, with lots of prizes and awards. There are a couple of honorary doctorates in there; he's had an elementary school named after him; and he's BFFs with Mark Zuckerberg. His current net worth is $6 million. So far as I can determine, he is still an illegal alien.

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03 — A community with a border going through it.     The year 2014, first week of July. Nancy Pelosi visited the southern border and delivered some classic Pelosibabble.

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HUMCRI on the border

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04 — Ann Coulter breaks the ice.     August 2015. Honest, factual good sense on immigration isn't hard to come by. There have been well-researched, well-written books aplenty since the boss here, Peter Brimelow, published Alien Nation back in 1995.

Two decades on from that, in mid-2015, Ann Coulter joined the lists with a brilliant book titled ¡Adiós, America! I enthused about that book in my August 21st podcast, right after a segment praising Donald Trump's excellent position paper on immigration. Remember that position paper? Eh …

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Immigration comes out of the shadows

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05 — The refugee rackets.     By September 2016 the sands were running out on Barack Obama's presidency, but he still found time to throw some money — your money and my money, of course — at the refugeee racketeers.

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Obama's refugee scam

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06 — U.S. Attorney General goes to the border!     April 2017, three months into the Trump administration. Jeff Sessions is Attorney General.

One of the biggest black marks against Donald Trump as president was his low, spiteful, vindictive treatment of Jeff Sessions. Jeff took it all like the true American gentleman he is; but the contrast between his demeanor and Trump's only makes Trump look worse.

As a reminder of what the nation lost, here was Jeff before Trump turned on him.

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Jeff to the border

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07 — The Donorist Party in action.     July 2018. One reliable constant in immigration policy this past twenty years has been the spinelessness and duplicity of the Republican Party congressional establishment.

In this clip we were in the last few months of Republican control of Congress under a Republican president.

Was there still time to get done things that needed doing on immigration? A border wall? Universal compulsory E-verify? Tax remittances? Challenge birthright citizenship? Cut chain migration? Possibly. Did the congressional GOP intend to do any of it? Of course not.

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House Republicans throw borders open

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Did Paul Ryan prove me wrong? Check his Wikipedia entry.

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08 — Trump's reverse on legal immigration.     It's March 2019. In the presidential campaign three years earlier Donald Trump had spoken out strongly against the "guest worker" scam: companies like Disney replacing middle-class Americans with cheaper foreign hires, the Americans sometimes, under threat of losing their severance packages, being forced to train their replacements.

Now here he was in March 2019, just over two years into his administration, totally reversing his position.

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Trump shafts American workers

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09 — Signoff.     That is it for this defrosted Radio Derb. I hope those few short blasts from the past stirred you to reflection.

Thank you for listening. There will be opinionating on current news as usual from a farm-fresh Radio Derb next week.

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[Music clip: More from Haydn's Derbyshire Marches.]

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09 — Signoff.     That is it for this defrosted Radio Derb. I hope those few short blasts from the past stirred you to reflection.

Thank you for listening. There will be opinionating on current news as usual from a farm-fresh Radio Derb next week.

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[Music clip: More from Haydn's Derbyshire Marches.]

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