According to Breitbart, officials in Greece are looking to slow down the flood of would-be asylum seekers and illegal immigrants within the country.

One of these proposed methods is a sea-based barrier to hinder the arrival of migrant boats hitting the country’s shoreline.

Notis Mitarachi, the country’s migration minister, is dealing with a swelling population of arrivals seeking asylum within Greece.

With Greece being one of the closest countries to the Middle East, circumstances like the Syrian civil war has fueled numerous asylum applicants and arrivals.

The country has been struggling to accommodate placement for the number of arrivals hitting the shores.

The drastic influx in all forms of migration has created severe overcrowding within the camps on the Aegean Greek islands near the Turkish coast. The series of islands were designed to accommodate roughly 6,200 people.  To date there are in excess of 36,000 asylum-seekers overcrowded into camps on five islands.

This has prompted Mitarachi to create an asylum status that isn’t a permanent designation for arrivals.


When speaking to Vima Weekly, Mitarachi stated:

“The asylum we grant has a duration of three years, it is not indefinite. If conditions change in a country [of origin], asylum may not be renewed.”

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The immigration minister noted that discussions are to be had in the coming months regarding the process of deporting rejected applicants looking to renew their asylum status within the country:

“Joint return operations will figure prominently in the new European Commission proposals expected in March and April.”


Greece has been dealing with this over-migration debacle since 2015, where they’ve already granted asylum to 40,000 people since then. Currently, there’s an additional 87,000 pending applications for asylum, according to Mitarachi.

While trying to determine what to do with the overabundance of migrants already within Greece, the government intends to beta test a floating barrier in the Aegean to stop migrant boats.

The notion has caused some backlash and surfaced critics as a result. Still, the idea would entail having either barriers or nets that stretch roughly 1.7 miles wide and would be utilized by the Greek armed forces.

According to Mitarachi, if the tests prove the methods effective, then a fuller implementation would be in the works.

One of the biggest critics that the sea barrier is facing comes from Massimo Moratti, deputy director for research at Amnesty International. Moratti feels as though the planned border would pose dangers to those seeking asylum:

“The plan raises serious issues about rescuers’ ability to continue providing life-saving assistance to people attempting the dangerous sea crossing to Lesvos.”

Mitarachi responded to the criticism while appearing on a radio show on Thema 104.6:

“It will send the message that we are not a free-for-all place where anything goes, that we’re taking every measure to protect our borders.”

The harsher stances regarding immigration and asylum comes on the heels of a newly established conservative outfit within the government.

During 2019, there was a sweeping movement within the country to elect more conservative figures, due issues like the economy and immigration. The citizens of Greece were feeling weary after years of high unemployment and one financial crisis after another.

After securing the position of Prime Minister in June of 2019, Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated the following:

“I am committed to fewer taxes, many investments, for good and new jobs, and growth which will bring better salaries and higher pensions in an efficient state.”

With under a year of conservative leadership within the country trying to rebound from financial dilemmas, it will be interesting to see whether the elected leadership can deliver on its promises.  

In the meantime, back here at home, Attorney General Bill Barr announced sweeping new sanctions and ‘significant escalation’ against sanctuary cities. The AG claims that these cities, most of them under far-left control, are endangering national security. 

Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.

“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. 

“When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape.

These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. 

Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes.  This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

Fox News reported that the DOJ has now filed a federal complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.

That was a reference to New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2018-6, which the DOJ says illegally bars officials from sharing the immigration status and release dates of individuals in custody.

It also requires New Jersey law enforcement to “promptly notify a detained individual, in writing and in a language the individual can understand” if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) files an immigration detainer request for the individual.

“We are filing a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against King County, Washington, for the policy … that forbids DHS from deporting aliens from the United States using King County International Airport,” Barr said.

“Further, we are reviewing the practices, policies, and laws of other jurisdictions across the country.  This includes assessing whether jurisdictions are complying with our criminal laws, in particular the criminal statute that prohibits the harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States,” Barr continued. 

There are certain governors that have deemed the entirety of their state as a sanctuary against federal immigration efforts. New York and California among the leaders. 

“The department sued the State of California to enjoin numerous state laws that attempted to frustrate federal immigration enforcement,” Barr said.

“We prevailed on several of our claims in the lower courts, and we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant our request to review the remaining issues and side with us against California’s obstructionist policies.”

He continued:

“Today is a significant escalation in the federal government’s efforts to confront the resistance of ‘sanctuary cities.’ 

But by no means do the efforts outlined above signify the culmination of our fight to ensure the rule of law, to defend the Constitution, and to keep Americans safe. 

We will consider taking action against any jurisdiction that, or any politician who, unlawfully obstructs the federal enforcement of immigration law.”

So, what exactly is it that Barr finds so repugnant about sanctuary cities? 

In October 2017, DHS “identified a convicted criminal alien with four prior removals at a city jail in Washington State,” Barr continued.

“DHS filed a detainer.  Subsequently, the alien fought with jail staff and was taken to a local medical center for treatment. 

But after receiving treatment, local officials released the alien in violation of the detainer.  In January 2018, the alien was arrested and booked for murdering and dismembering his cousin.”

“In November, ICE filed a detainer for an alien who was arrested for assaulting his own father,” Barr said. 

“The local police in New York City that had the alien in custody ignored the detainer.  So the alien was released onto the streets, and last month, he allegedly raped and killed 92-year-old Maria Fuertes, affectionately known as ‘abuelita,’ a fixture of her Queens neighborhood.”

It seems that we share stories, almost daily, of the illegal immigrants that commit crimes here in the US, get released into the public, only to commit more crimes.

How many more stories do we have to hear about another innocent American citizen lost their life to an illegal immigrant, all because certain politicians care more about getting elected than they do about securing the future for their fellow countrymen and women?

Fortunately, President Trump, the AG and many in the law enforcement community are doing something about it. Barr’s announcement is in stark contrast to the bill that was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“The New Way Forward act is the most radical single piece of legislation we’ve seen proposed in this country. It makes the Green New Deal look like the status quo.”

On his show Thursday night, Tucker Carlson of Fox News shared with us an alarming new bill that is under consideration in the US House of Representatives.

Instead of trying to explain the bill, and because Tucker does it so well, we will let him tell it. But we warn you ahead of time, buckle up…this is going to be a bumpy ride.

Adapted from his opening monologue on Thursday night:

At this moment there is a bill pending in Congress called the New Way Forward Act. It’s received almost no publicity, which is unfortunate as well as revealing.

The legislation is sponsored by [44] House Democrats, including Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York (the other members of “The Squad” are also co-sponsors). At roughly 4,400 words, it’s almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution.

Like the Constitution, this legislation is designed to create a whole new country. The bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move here, and settle here permanently, with impunity.

You may think we’re exaggerating for effect. We’re not – not even a little.

The New Way Forward act is the most radical single piece of legislation we’ve seen proposed in this country. It makes the Green New Deal look like the status quo.

A document produced by Democrats to promote the bill says: “Convictions … should not lead to deportation.”

Keep in mind, we’re not talking about convictions for double parking. The bill targets felony convictions – serious crimes that send you to prison for years. A press release from Rep., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., is explicit about this.

Garcia brags that the bill will break the “prison to deportation pipeline.”

How does the bill do that? Under current U.S. law, legal U.S. immigrants can be deported if they commit an “aggravated felony” or a “crime of moral turpitude” – that is, a vile, depraved act, like molesting a child. 

Under the New Way Forward Act, “crimes of moral turpitude” are eliminated entirely as a justification for deportation. And the category of “aggravated felony” gets circumscribed too.

What does that mean?

Consider this: Under current law, immigrants who commit serious crimes – such as robbery, fraud, or child sexual abuse – must be deported, regardless of the sentence they receive. Other crimes – less severe ones like racketeering – require deportation as long as the perpetrator receives at least a one-year sentence.

But if this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation. None.

And one crime – falsifying a passport – will be made immune from deportation, no matter what. Because apparently 9/11 never happened, and we no longer care about fake government documents.

If you just renewed your driver’s license to comply with the Real ID Act, you must feel like an idiot.

Under the proposed legislation, the minimum prison sentence for crimes that still require deportation would rise from one year to five.

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We checked the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

According to federal data, crimes like car theft, fraud, and weapons offenses all carry average prison sentences of fewer than five years. And that’s just looking at averages. There are people who commit rape, child abuse and even manslaughter and receive sentences of fewer than five years. Lots of them.

If the New Way Forward Act becomes law, immigrants who commit those crimes and receive those sentences would remain in the country. They’ll all be eligible for citizenship one day, too.

But even that is understating the law’s effect. Even a five-year prison sentence won’t necessarily be enough to secure deportation. The bill would grant sweeping new powers to immigration judges, allowing them to nullify a deportation order.

The only requirement is that “the immigration judge finds such an exercise of discretion appropriate in pursuit of humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or when it is otherwise in the public interest.”

In other words, anti-American immigration judges – and many of them are exactly that – would have a blank check to open the borders. No vote required.       

One thing that Tucker doesn’t mention in his monologue, but we feel is worth mentioning is that the bill prohibits local and state law enforcement from carrying out any immigration functions, including “investigation, apprehension, transport or detention of aliens in the United States or otherwise assist in the performance of such functions.”

I know what you are thinking.

“No way this is real.”

I thought so too. And then I read the bill. You can read it here for yourself.

Is this surprising to you? We’re just getting started.

Current U.S. law makes drug addiction grounds for deportation, because why wouldn’t it? This bill would eliminate that statute.

Current law also states that those who have committed drug crimes abroad, or any “crimes involving moral turpitude,” are ineligible to immigrate here. The New Way Forward Act abolishes that statute.

A Mexican drug cartel leader could be released from prison, then freely come to America immediately. And if he wants, he could come here illegally, and it wouldn’t be a crime – because, and you were waiting for this, the bill also decriminalizes illegal entry into America, even by those previously deported.

According to a document promoting the bill, criminalizing illegal entry into America is “white supremacist.”

By this point, you’re beginning to wonder if we’re making this up. We’re not. In fact, we’re barely halfway through the bill.

The legislation doesn’t just make it harder to deport legal immigrants who commit crimes. It doesn’t just make it easier for criminals to legally move here. The bill would also effectively abolish all existing enforcement against illegal immigration.

To detain illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would have to prove in court that the illegal immigrants are dangerous or a flight risk. But of course, ICE wouldn’t be allowed to use a detainee’s prior criminal behavior as proof he or she is dangerous. That’s banned.

ICE would have to overcome even more hurdles if the detainee claims to be gay or transgender, under 21, or can’t speak English and an interpreter isn’t immediately available.

In other words, it would be much harder to arrest an illegal alien than it is to arrest you. They’re the protected class here. You’re just some loser who’s paying for it all.

But believe it or not, we saved the nuttiest part for last.

What could be more destructive than changing U.S. law, specifically to allow rapists, child molesters, and drug dealers to stay in America? How about this: Using taxpayer money to bring deported criminals back into America.

That’s right. This bill would not only abolish your right to control who lives in your own country, but it invents a new right in return: the “right to come home.”

The bill orders the government to create a “pathway for those previously deported to apply to return to their homes and families in the United States,” as long as they would have been eligible to stay under the new law.

The Department of Homeland Security must spend taxpayer dollars transporting convicted criminal illegal aliens into the United States.

Who will be eligible for these free flights? Tens of thousands of people kicked out of this country for all kinds of crimes. Sexual abuse. Robbery. Assault. Drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, human trafficking.

From 2002 to 2018, 480,000 people were deported for illegal entry or reentry into America. And under this bill, you’d have to buy them all a plane ticket to come back. The tickets alone would cost about a billion dollars, and that’s before Democrats make you start paying for these criminals’ free health care, too. Which they plan to.

The New Way Forward Act fundamentally inverts every assumption you have about America. Under this legislation, the criminals are the victims.

Law enforcement is illegitimate. It’s racist, just like the country you live in, and the only solution is to get rid of both. America would be better off as a borderless rest area for the world’s worst predators and parasites.

This is a big deal. It’s hard to believe any American would put these ideas on paper, much less pass them into law. Yet, remarkably, the press has ignored it. Scores of Democrats have backed it, but the bill hasn’t been mentioned in The New York Times, or on CNN, or even in self-described conservative outlets like National Review.

If a lone Republican state legislator from Minot, N.D., had proposed a bill this extreme, that would remake America this completely, the president himself would be expected to answer for it.

CNN would demand the president “disavow,” even if he knew nothing about it. But when one-fifth of the Democratic caucus backs a bill demanding that you pay to import illegal alien felons, it’s a non-event in American media. They don’t think you should know about it. That’s dangerous.

Whether the press cares or not, these are the stakes of the 2020 election. A growing wing of the Democratic Party views America as essentially illegitimate – a rogue state, in which everything must be destroyed and remade: our laws, our institutions, our freedoms, our history and our values.

That’s the point of all this, of course. An entirely new country, in which resistance is crushed, and they’re in charge forever.

By the way, here is a list of 35 members of the House that are sponsoring this bill.

Mr. Garcia of Illinois (Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Bass, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Omar, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Rush, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Takano, Ms. Barragán, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Meng, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Norton, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Correa, and Mr. Meeks) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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