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Monday, December 5, 2016
The Factor Rundown
Talking Points Memo
Top Story
Impact Segment
Personal Story
Unresolved Problems
Watters' World
Factor Mail
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Coming to America
"One of the reasons Donald Trump won the presidency is that millions of Americans believe they are being conned on immigration. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party had absolutely no interest in being responsible on the issue of people traveling to the USA illegally or even protecting Americans from vicious foreign criminals already here. The far-left wing of that party actually wants open borders and blanket amnesty. Hillary Clinton put forth no vision on immigration other than the status quo, which has been a colossal failure. So now the question becomes, what is a fair policy? For that we turn to Australia, a nation of about 24-million people but with a land mass almost exactly the same as America's. Australia has a stone-cold policy on illegal entry. If you are caught, you are forcibly taken by the Aussie military to remote locations in the South Pacific, where you can either sit for years or be deported home. Australia accepts fewer than 15,000 migrants a year on a humanitarian basis. Australians generally believe that undocumented migrants destabilize the country and put themselves at grave physical risk by crossing oceans to get Down Under. Also, Aussie politics have created a generous welfare state that works for a small population. That entitlement culture would be overwhelmed and go broke if mass illegal immigration was accepted. Simply put, Australians do not want the enormous disruption that immigration chaos causes. President Trump will have his hands full trying to figure out how to get things under control on the immigration front. Here is what Talking Points recommends: A moratorium on refugees for one year until Trump's new Homeland Security Department can set up intense vetting procedures. All undocumented people already here must register with the feds at their local post offices within six months. Once the government knows how many undocumented people are here and their circumstances, a fair system of evaluating migrants can take place. On the borders, all of those caught trying to enter illegally will be bused back into Mexico or Canada after being fingerprinted. Second offense - six months in jail and another bus ride. A congressional mandate on how many foreign nationals should be allowed into America each year should be agreed upon. That number should be generous, but actual citizenship will have to be earned over a substantial period of time. There should be a law that suspends all federal transportation money to states that tolerate sanctuary cities. If California says no, finance your own infrastructure. Finally, build effective barriers along the southern border using the Army Corps of Engineers. Enough is enough. If I could, I'd help every poor and abused person in the world. But I can't. So I do what I can without making things worse by supporting policies that hurt the country at large. Australia has figured this out. We can, too."
Krauthammer Reacts to Talking Points
The Factor invited Charles Krauthammer to evaluate the Memo's recommendations for immigration reform. "You have to divide the problem in two," he began. "First, you have to secure the border and prevent illegal immigrants from coming in with a serious barrier. Second, what would you do with illegal immigrants who are already here? I would postpone that because if you could secure the border there would be a national consensus to be humane and generous and legalize the overwhelming majority who are already here. You have to show the American people that this is the last time it will happen!" Krauthammer added that his staunch opposition to Donald Trump's candidacy may be softening. "I have a completely open mind, I will judge him by what he does. He's done things since winning that I have actually encouraged."
Trump Takes on American Business
Donald Trump had success in convincing Carrier to keep many of its jobs in Indiana, and now he is criticizing another Indiana firm that plans to move its ball bearing business to Mexico. Mary Anne Marsh and Katie Pavlich opined on Trump's arm-twisting. "There is a serious conservative economic principle here," Pavlich said. "It's great that Donald Trump is able to keep some of these companies here, but that is not sustainable. He has to be able to level the playing field for all companies so they can make their decisions based on economics, he has to foster a business-friendly environment." Marsh contended that Trump has incentivized U.S. companies to extract concessions from the government. "I'm for anyone trying to save blue collar jobs, but what will Trump do now that he has set a precedent? Every time a company threatens to leave the country they will come to him with a ransom note saying what it will take to keep them here."
What You Should Know About Gen. Mattis
General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, nominated to head the Pentagon, retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 after some serious disagreements with President Obama. The Factor spoke about that friction with Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL. "They disagreed about the Iranian treaty," Zinke said, "a deal that in my mind is nearly treasonous. General Mattis has identified Iran as the principal threat to the U.S. and President Obama lied about this deal. Secondly, the military asked for more troops in Afghanistan and Mattis didn't get them. I don't think President Obama wanted General Mattis around to dispute the policies."
Bo Derek in the Zone
The Factor spoke with actress Bo Derek about her commitment to saving endangered wild animals from poachers and hunters. "Wildlife trafficking is a $10- to $20-billion black market," Derek explained, "and with that comes all the crimes and death and destruction. I work with a group that uses the influence of famous people to produce slick ad campaigns in Asia, and after ten years there has already been progress. It's more influential than laws or enforcement. I don't blame the poachers, I blame the people who buy the ivory or order shark fin soup." The Factor lauded Derek and added, "I blame the poachers as well, these are brutal guys who will kill you if you are between them and the ivory."
Watters: What Do You Want for Christmas?
Jesse Watters asked some shoppers what they hope to find in their stocking this year. Some of their requests to Santa: "I want jewelry" ... "I want my husband to watch the baby for a couple of days" ... "Shoes for my mom and my sister" ... "I want a Lexus SUV for my sister." Back in the studio, Watters joyfully reported that Hampshire College will resume flying the American flag. Humble as ever, he refused to take credit, even though the flag went back up just days after Watters tracked down and hectored Hampshire College president Jonathan Lash.
Viewers Sound Off
Factor Words of the Day
Ben Rustin, Laurel, MS: "Hey, Bill, while I'm glad Trump saved jobs in Indiana, I don't like the strong-arm technique."

Myles Schulberg, Bluffton, SC: "That Carrier extracted tax breaks not to move abroad may start a costly trend."

Kelly Smith, Euless, TX: "Bravo to Watters for calling out the president of Hampshire College for not flying the flag. This kind of stuff is frightening."

Detective Tom Whatley, Lake Worth, FL: "Stalking the man at his home was classless journalism."
Getting Personal on Christmas
Don't send a Christmas card without adding at least a few handwritten words of good wishes. To do otherwise is just too impersonal.
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