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CNN Commentator: Sessions Could “Weaponize” Dreamer Data in “Sinister” Way

CNN Commentator: Sessions Could “Weaponize” Dreamer Data in “Sinister” Way

Avlon: Sessions could “go after these Dreamers in a way that could be incredibly ugly”

On CNN this morning, Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN political analyst John Avlon painted a very dark picture of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his potential use of data provided to the federal government by “Dreamers.” Said Avlon:

“They are facing deportation after they gave their information and their addresses to the federal government. And all of a sudden now, Jeff Sessions . . . is in a position to weaponize that data, and go after these Dreamers, in a way that could be incredibly ugly in six months and is sinister.”

JOHN AVLON: Let’s not forget the people. Because we’re talking about 800,000 Americans [sic] who have never known another country, as you pointed out, and they are facing deportation after they gave their information and their addresses to the federal government. And all of a sudden now, Jeff Sessions, who was trotted out yesterday, who this has been a long-standing hobby horse of his, is in a position to weaponize that data, and go after these Dreamers, in a way that could be incredibly ugly in six months and is sinister.”

Note: If the 800,000 “Dreamers” and millions of other illegal immigrants were likely to vote Republican in overwhelming numbers, would Avlon and the rest of the MSM be condemning as “sinister” efforts to deport them?

Note segundo: Leave it to a CNN analyst like Avlon to employ the trendy term “weaponize” to describe Sessions’ potential use of data. We’d be tempted to say, “weaponize this, Avlon,” but are much too refined to do so. 😉


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How could that be? I remember all the same types of people wagging their fingers and dismissing firearms owners as anti-government loons when they were concerned that EXACTLY the same thing could happen with a National Firearms Registry.

Wasn’t the line then that government would NEVER do that!

Since when is enforcing our laws “sinister”?

Since when is using information regarding people who are here illegally “weaponizing” that information?

The whole screed is irrational. But it is emotional, and that’s what the Collective lives for.

“800,000 Americans”???

we’re talking about 800,000 Americans

No, we’re not. That’s the whole point, isn’t it?

Just think about how much money we could save by using the addresses of these illegals to collect them for deportation.


Get with it Sessions.

Good. I hope he does.
Dreamers were made legal/semillegal by presidential fiat/executive order.
Think next time such an opportunity occurs by “shortcut” that people will take the chance avail themselves if they know it can be taken away and the have exposed themselves?

Oh, FFS. (As usual).

This is another attempt by Democrats to inoculate themselves against an action by trying to “controversialize” it. Don’t fall for it.
Why on earth wouldn’t law enforcement use a list that details all the law-breakers? They’d be fools not to!

    MJN1957 in reply to Matt_SE. | September 6, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Because “They” believe Law Enforcement exists only to enforce their version of Fascist-Progressivism.

    Witness what “Law Enforcement” does in the deep blue enclaves like Berkley.

    They offer ‘protection’ to people they grant permission to speak.

    They then bag-check and make everyone entering the area leave anything that could be used as a defensive tool behind as they enter.

    Then, when the paid thugs with their masks, sticks, urine bottles, pepper spray, etc. show up to “counter demonstrate”, that very same “Law Enforcement” retreats into the shadows, giving the thugs free reign amongst an oh-so-conveniently unprotected group that has been stripped of anything they might could use to defend themselves.

    Edward in reply to Matt_SE. | September 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Because Republican lawmakers/policy makers are too afraid of what the MSM would say about them to ever do something like that. And I’m only including in that group those who don’t toe the national Chamber of Commerce line and want the illegals to stay and receive amnesty (starting the next iteration of illegal immigration hoping for eventual amnesty), that is.

“They are facing deportation after they gave their information and their addresses to the federal government. And all of a sudden now, Jeff Sessions . . . is in a position to weaponize that data, and go after these Dreamers, in a way that could be incredibly ugly in six months and is sinister.”

Change deportation to surrendering their guns and apply this statement to gun owners across America. Somehow, registering your guns is ok but not your info if you are here as an illegal. It is impossible to understand a liberal’s mind.

OleDirtyBarrister | September 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm

When Trump says something about Mexico, Central Americans, or the people thereof, he is a racist, xenophobe, and many other bad things. Leftists tell us they are wonderful places with wonderful people.

But when there is discussion of deporting illegals back to Mexico and Central Americans and forcing the deportees to live amongst them, it is like we are imposing the death penalty for making them return to such bad places and living amongst such bad people.

I say we just make up our own reality and all agree that we are returning the illegals to the Promised Land where they will all drink free bubble love and eat rainbow stew, while riding unicorns alongside leprechauns. Sending them back to such wonderful people and places is an act of love.

    We don’t have to make up that reality. Obama did it for us. He said he doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism and all countries are great. We are no greater than the places they came from….we’re all equal.

    So there is nothing wrong with sending someone to a place that’s equal in opportunity and greatness to where they are now.

buckeyeminuteman | September 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm

You mean like how the IRS was “weaponized” against conservatives? Perhaps how Dinesh D’Souza wound up in prison for something that any ordinary prosecutor wouldn’t bother with?

translation- liberals are very eager to weaponized data to use against Americans.

Trying to trace back the original time at which the media got “weaponized” in their use of information. I’m having a very hard time nailing down the starting point, but I can definitely see an upward trend.

I generally ignore pro-immigrant amnesty people. They never have a good, logical reason for their stance.

Illegal immigrants takes jobs away from US citizens. This myth that Americans will not do certain jobs is ludicrous. What the pro-immigration people are really avoiding saying is that Americans will not do these jobs for subsistence wages.

The dreamers may have been too young to knowingly violate the law when they entered the US with their parents, but as almost all of them are over the age of 18, they certainly know that they are violating the law by remaining in this country. That is why they signed up as Dreamers. So, they are hardly innocent.

Also, many of these Dreamers got the benefit of a free US primary school education and some got in-state college tuition as well. I think that the citizens of the USA have been MORE than generous with regard to educating these people.

And, finally, in several states, the Dreamers qualify for both Medicaid and monetary social welfare benefits. And, some have taken advantage of that.

It is simply time to enforce the immigration laws.

    Andy in reply to Mac45. | September 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    IMO- Reagan poisoned the water for amnesty back in the 1980s. It was a one time thing.

    One time means one time. Not one time until the next time.

    We have close to 40 years of government looking the other way. It sucks for some, but their anger is misdirected at the guy taking a stand to enforce the law. Be angry at everyone prior who chose to not enforce it or obey it.

It would be nice to see a Republican weaponize something other than stupidity.

They keep bragging that these dreamers pay 2 billion a year in taxes … OK lets see what their education cost us … 800,000 X 11,000 ( average yearly cost per pupil ) = 8,800,000,000 … About 105 billion for a K – 12 education for all 800,000 … So at 2 billion a year they will have paid back the cost to American tax payers for their education in about … 52.5 years hmmmm

    Ragspierre in reply to Aggie95. | September 6, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    There may be some states with taxation where that COULD be true.

    Not Texas, or any state like Texas. Illegals pay sales taxes on everything the buy here. They also pay property taxes, either directly as owners of real estate, or indirectly as renters.

    Which is not to excuse being here illegally. It’s just a bit of #realism.

      Why assume “They keep bragging that these dreamers pay 2 billion a year in taxes…” can only mean 2 billion in income taxes? Does the word taxes mean, to you, only income taxes? Do you assume that sales, property and other* taxes are not common to most** states? Residents, legal and illegal, of all the states pay whatever personal and property (owned or rented) taxes are assessed in the state of their residence.

      Thus ends another day’s single reply…

      * Taxes on commodities like cigarettes and alcohol, ad valorum taxes on non-real property, and the myriad of other taxes and fees the politicians have dreamed up.

      ** There are three states which have neither state sales tax, nor local sales tax (DE, NH, MT), no states without property taxes, seven states without personal income taxes and two states which only tax none-wage personal income.

Eastwood Ravine | September 7, 2017 at 12:38 am

Another example of projection. As a comment above attests, if there was a database of firearm owners, or every donation to political candidates/causes was publicly searchable, it’s exactly what the Left would do.


Sessions Could “Weaponize” Dreamer Data in “Sinister” Way….


Discussing dreamers (and most other immigration issues) is just a distraction from the real issue – secure the border. Until that’s done, nothing matters. Kick ’em all out and they will be back if the border is open. I don’t care if it takes a wall, a fence, 100k troops with .50 cal machine guns, or church ladies doing meals on wheels. Whatever it takes to secure the border – do it. The time to figure out what to do with those already here is AFTER we stop the influx.

Why do we let ourselves get distracted from what matters? This seems to be just a meaningless issue designed to run out the clock.

    Ragspierre in reply to VaGentleman. | September 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Oh. O00000000Kay…

    Who brought the whole issue up?

    And what was he “distracting” from?

    Ragspierre in reply to VaGentleman. | September 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Oh, and since you’re here apologizing for Donald Ducks…

    what’s he done in the last week that will move the ball toward border control?

    ‘Cause, see, from here, he’s just given away the farm, and for nothing BUT DREAMERS. That’s the view of LOTS of conservatives, and it seems inescapable.

    VaGentleman in reply to VaGentleman. | September 8, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Who brought it up now? I think it was the 9 state AGs who threatened a lawsuit if the admin didn’t act by Sep 5.

    ( )

    My post was not a defence of Trump. Nowhere in it do I claim he’s right, or wrong. I do question the wisdom of allowing ourselves to get distracted from the real issue – border security. Everything else is meaningless without a secure border. With a secure border, anything is doable. Without a secure border, nothing matters. The time and energy spent debating this side issue would be better spent on the primary issue of border security. The GOPe has been sitting on its hands on this – maybe we need to direct some anger towards them. Get them to act before the clock runs out.