September 21, 2018 Newsweek published a disturbing
article that contained infuriating
revelations titled Google
Brainstormed Ways To Combat Trump's Travel Ban By Leveraging
Search Results For Pro-Immigration Causes.
Newsweek report stated that Google and their hi-tech colluders
took legal action to block the Trump administration from enforcing
standing immigration law.
along with Apple, Facebook and other technology companies,
filed a joint amicus brief challenging the travel ban, stating
that it "inflicts significant harm on American business,
innovation and growth."
clear that to the employees and the executives of Google (and
other hi-tech companies), America’s borders and immigration laws
are impediments to their wealth and to the goals of their
companies, rather than what they truly are, our first and last
line of defense.
the stage for Google’s efforts days after the Trump administration
first issued an executive order on immigration in January 2017,
which would temporarily prevent the entry of citizens of seven
countries from entering the United States, not because of their
religion but because they could not be effectively vetted.
has repeatedly noted that the countries on the list were “Muslim
Majority” countries yet many other “Muslim Majority” countries
were not on that list including Indonesia, the most populist
‘Muslim Majority” country on the planet.
determined to obstruct the Trump administration from enforcing
long-standing immigration laws to protect America from
how this Newsweek report began:
employees brainstormed ways to mitigate the effects of Donald
Trump's travel ban in 2017 by altering search functions to show
pro-immigration organizations, new emails showed.
company's internal email chain, obtained and reported on
by The Wall Street
Journal, shows employees at the multibillion-dollar
technology company discussing how to combat Trump's travel ban
against seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq,
Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
workers talked about how they could alter their search
functions to show their users how to contribute to
pro-immigration causes. They also discussed how to alter the
search engine so that people could easily contact their
lawmakers and government agencies to ask questions about the
ban, the emails showed.
also suggested ways to "leverage" Google searches so that they
could counter "islamophobic" search results from people looking
up terms like "Islam," "Muslim" and "Iran."
article subsequently claimed that the e-mails sent around by
Google employees were merely a part of a “brainstorm of
no comfort to be taken Google’s statement that “[o]ur processes
and policies would not have allowed for any manipulation of search
results to promote political ideologies,” or
supposed assurances that Google had never manipulated or modified
its search results to promote a particular political ideology or
that no such manipulations or modifications were ever employed
during the last presidential campaign or after the election when
President Trump issued executive orders on immigration.
of Google’s management were not in agreement with their
subordinates attempts to manipulate or modify search results, why
didn’t they stop them?
Newsweek article noted that a Google employee opined how difficult
it would be to implement such changes in the search results, but
was quoted as saying, "But I think this is the sort of super
timely and imperative information that we need, as we know that
this country and Google would not exist without immigration.”
No one in
the Trump administration has suggested stopping immigration, yet
the quoted Google employee implies as much.
Trump was only attempting to make certain that our screening
process is equal to the task of preventing the entry of
international terrorists. Hardly a radical or unreasonable
certain that Google maintains strict control over the people who
enter their campuses and other facilities, yet Google management
and their employees oppose efforts by the Trump administration to
similarly control the entry of aliens into the United States.
not lose sight of the fact that, no matter how the media and the
immigration anarchists may attempt to spin the purpose to the
Trump administration’s executive orders, in reality they were
issued to protect national security and public safety by enforcing
a long-standing provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
administration’s actions were, in fact, consistent with the
findings, recommendations and warnings of the 9/11 Commission.
paragraph of the preface of the official report, 9/11
and Terrorist Travel stated:
perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry
out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the
country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to
enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government
thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism
arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the
relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission
into the United States, border security still is not considered
a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for
reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made
start by unraveling the lies and falsehoods about the supposed
“Travel Ban” which was never a travel ban at all, but actually an entry restriction that
was intended to protect the United States from the entry of aliens
who could not be screened, thereby preventing our CBP (Customs and
Border Protection) inspectors from halting entry of terrorists
into the United States.
almost never noted in the media was that the official title of
those executive orders was, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign
Terrorist Entry Into The United States.”
unambiguously established the purpose of the supposedly
“controversial” executive order.
23, 2017 article, Courting
Disaster: Supreme Court Decides Against Homeland Security included
two versions of the executive order that the Trump administration
issued to act as the proclamation required in the section of law,
provided below. The administration made it abundantly clear
that the actions were being taken to protect America and to
prevent the entry of aliens who may have connections with
Trump’s blocking the entry of aliens from countries associated
with terrorism (and where vetting was problematic) did not emerge
by executive fiat the way that Mr. Obama created DACA out of thin
of irrefutable fact, the authority for the President of the United
States to block the entry of aliens is a part of the Immigration
and Nationality Act (INA), specifically 8
U.S. Code § 1182(f) which states:
the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class
of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the
interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for
such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all
aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or
impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be
of the INA is provided on the official
USCIS website, making clear that the current immigration laws have
their foundation in the The McCarran-Walter bill of 1952.
section of law gives the President of the United States sole
authority with wide-ranging discretion to exclude any and
all aliens whose presence “…would be detrimental to the interests
of the United States.” That standard sets as low a bar as
could be imagined.
certainly not a “Travel Ban” but was a form of entry
restriction that was solidly grounded in
law. Incidentally, prior administrations, such as the
administration of Jimmy Carter, invoked that very same section of
law when the U.S. Embassy at Tehran was seized by Iranian radicals
and American officials were taken hostage. In that instance,
the aliens were citizens of Iran.
other hand, Google, as was reported
by CNN on August 2, 2018, has no problem
helping China maintain a strangle-hold on it citizens:
Intercept reported Wednesday that Google
plans to launch a search app in China that would block sensitive
websites and search terms to comply with Chinese government
Google’s management was planning to employ censorship strategies
in the United States that are not unlike strategies Google is
willing to employ to censor the internet in China.
event, the “Tech Giants” have found in the radical leftists of the
United States kindred spirits who are determined to undermine
national security and to extinguish freedom of speech, and with
it, all other freedoms we cherish so dearly.