Pelosi promised the people of Guatemala economic opportunity and security.
When was the last time Pelosi and her cohorts traveled to West Virginia or Mississippi to promise economic opportunity?
It was a pleasure to meet with Guatemalan humanitarian, civil society and business leaders yesterday to discuss our common desire to create economic opportunity and security for the people of Guatemala. https://t.co/6izDSGcOElpic.twitter.com/b6jAeqzt9V
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 9, 2019
The bipartisan(**) delegation is traveling to the Northern Triangle this week to renew their commitment to helping the people of Central America.
Democrats are actively campaigning in Central America. Wow.
A bipartisan Congressional delegation is traveling to the Northern Triangle Countries in Central America & the U.S. Southwest border to renew our commitment to helping empower the people of the Northern Triangle to build a better future at home. https://t.co/vOWNDx0etw
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 8, 2019
** Pelosi called the delegation “bipartisan” because American Samoa Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, a Republican, tagged along with the other Democrats for the tour of Central America.
Guatemalan Leftists, with Ties to Pelosi and Soros, Fight Trump's Migration Deal
This article was sourced from BreitbartA number of leftist activists in Guatemala are fighting President Trump’s recent Third Safe Country Agreement with the Guatemalan government, many of whom have ties to billionaire George Soros and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Trump and Guatemalan officials signed an agreement late July to allow United States border officials to block requests for asylum by migrants who pass through Guatemala without asking for asylum in the Central American country, as Breitbart News noted.
The deal would dramatically reduce the chance that migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Africa, and Asia would be released into the U.S. pending an asylum hearing. The federal government has a similar agreement with Canada, which is designed to stop migrants from passing through many safe counties to reach the U.S.
The deal, though, has come with significant pushback from institutional leftists in Guatemala, including those who have ties to Pelosi and Soros, as well as international NGOs with connections to the United Nations.
Manfredo Roberto Marroquín — connected to the leftist organizations Acción Ciudadana, Myrna Mack Foundation, and the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM) — has railed against the U.S.-Guatemala agreement with statements and in support of legal action challenging the deal. In one post online, Marroquín called the deal a “shameful agreement.”
The Acción Ciudadana group, which Marroquín is associated with, is partially funded by the U.S. federal government through USAID — which dishes out billions of dollars every decade to NGOs, foreign countries, and aid for foreign nationals.
In the last decade, USAID granted Acción Ciudadana more than $1.5 million in U.S. tax dollars, records obtained by Breitbart News reveal.
Also fighting Trump’s U.S.-Guatemala deal are Andrea Villagrán Antón and Mario Taracena Díaz Sol, both of whom have ties to Pelosi, sources told Breitbart News. Both Antón and Taracena are members of leftist-socialist political parties and have denounced the Third Safe Country Agreement.
Antón has posted to her Instagram account photos with Pelosi:View this post on Instagram
Hoy tuve la oportunidad de conocer a @speakerpelosi , Presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes De EEUU ?? que ha demostrado al mundo la trascendencia de la participación política de las mujeres ???? #congresswomen
A post shared by Andrea Villagrán (@avillagran502) on Jul 16, 2019 at 6:07pm PDTView this post on Instagram
??? ambos países debemos buscar soluciones integrales en el marco internacional de los derechos humanos. La crisis humanitaria debe ser atendida desde sus causas. La presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi (D) @speakerpelosi mención su preocupación al respecto. #hdpleadershipforum #congresswomen #RRII
A post shared by Andrea Villagrán (@avillagran502) on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:03pm PDT
Other opponents of the U.S.-Guatemala migration deal have deep ties to Soros, the left-wing billionaire who funds open borders and mass migration movements across the world.
Activist Helen Mack, with ties to a multitude of leftist NGOs and who runs the Myrna Mack Foundation, partially funded by Soros, has opposed Trump’s migration deal, telling the Los Angeles Times:
“In no way does this benefit Guatemalans,” said Helen Mack, a human rights advocate. “How can Guatemala provide for asylum-seekers from Honduras and El Salvador when it can’t provide for its own people?” she said. [Emphasis added]
Augusto Jordán Rodas Andrade, who is affiliated with various left-wing organizations and the Soros-connected Myrna Mack Foundation, has been involved with legal action against Guatemalan officials for signing the Safe Third Country Agreement with Trump.
Andrade on social media has slammed the deal, calling it “a lose-lose” for Guatemalans:
Estimado @DHSMcAleenan, más allá del acuerdo de Tercer País Seguro, que es un pierde pierde para #Guatemala, indigna el trato que sufren l@s niñ@s migrantes al ser separados de sus padres. No me puedo quedar callado ante las graves violaciones a sus #DDHHhttps://t.co/iBm9EZfRYr
— Jordán Rodas Andrade (@JordanRodas) August 1, 2019
Likewise, Édgar Armando Gutiérrez Girón, who was formerly affiliated with the Soros-connected Myrna Mack Foundation, has been involved with legal action against Trump’s Third Safe Country Agreement.
Elected Democrats oppose the U.S. deal with Guatemala.
Instead, they advocate for an asylum policy that allows foreign nationals from all over the world to remain in the country so long as they claim to be fleeing violence, crime, gangs, and other circumstances that currently are not eligible claims for asylum.
“Our country cannot continue to impose the cost of what’s happening on other countries, mainly Mexico and now apparently, we’re trying to do it to Guatemala,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) toldCBS News.
“Let’s have a legitimate process for resolving asylum claims, not turn everybody down right away, not make them wait for years until they can get a claim, not try to lie and say, ‘well you can go to Guatemala, that’s a safe nation,’ when it’s got one of the highest homicide rates in the world,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said, though the murder rate of American cities like Baltimore, Maryland outpace the murder rate of Guatemala.
Pelosi, along with a delegation of House Democrats, is expected to arrive in Guatemala on August 8, days before the country’s second round of elections.
Guatemalan nationalists and conservatives have protested the Democrats’ visit to Guatemala, demanding they cancel their visit and accusing them of attempting to meddle in their elections.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
Pelosi demands Trump recall Senate to consider reforms aimed at gun violence
This article was sourced from Foxnews
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote directly to President Trump on Thursday to demand that he use a little-invoked constitutional power to recall the Senate from its recess so it can address gun violence.
The move would essentially represent an end run around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom top Democrats have urged to bring Congress back. Congress is not scheduled to return until the second week of September.
"Today, as speaker of the House, I am writing in good faith to request that you call the United States Senate back into session immediately under your powers in Article II Section 3 of the Constitution to consider House-passed bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation," Pelosi wrote.
"This extraordinary moment in our history requires all of us to take extraordinary action to save lives," she added.
Pelosi to Trump by Fox News on Scribd
Pelosi specifically referenced the House-passed Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act.
She also quoted Trump's remarks after the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, when he said: “I think background checks are important. I don't want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable or people with rage or hate, sick people. I'm all in favor of it.”
Several prominent Democrats have urged McConnell to bring back the Senate. In North Las Vegas this weekend, Bernie Sanders became one of multiple 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to do so.
He said the Senate should "have a special session to address gun violence in America and let us finally have the courage to take on the NRA."
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who's also seeking the party's presidential nod, backed up Sanders' call in a tweet: "This is a national crisis. Mitch McConnell needs to bring the Senate back from recess right now and hold votes on legislation to protect Americans from gun violence. Enough. We need to end this carnage now."
Another rival for the nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, R-Mass., said the "public health crisis" of gun violence mandated a special session of Congress.
“We should vote within 48 hours on the two background check bills that have already passed the House,” Warren said. “It’s not everything we need to do on gun safety, but we could take important steps, and we could demonstrate to the American people that the gun manufacturers are not the ones who are calling the shots in Washington.”
McConnell has been resting at his Kentucky home since fracturing his shoulder recently.
Fox News' Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.
This article was sourced from The Gateway Pundit