Oct 20

Obama Administration Seeks Bids for Millions of Alien IDs

Quietly preparing for Obama’s promised post-election mass amnesty edict, his U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be seeking bids from vendors capable of producing as many as 9 million ID cards for aliens in one year.

Source:  http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/19/Exclusive-Obama-Admin-Quietly-Prepares-Surge-Of-Millions-Of-Immigrant-IDs

Posted 10/20/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 19

Obama Waives Law, Admits one-hundred thousand Haitians

In yet another down payment on his executive immigration “reform” promised once the elections are out of the way, President Obama on Friday announced that around 100,000 Haitians would be allowed to enter the U.S. in a few months, rather than in two years as required by the immigration law.

Source:  http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/10/18/obama-quietly-begins-unilateral-immigration-reform/

Posted 10/18/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 18

95% of Deported Illegals Under Obama Were Criminals

President Obama has kept one promise: his administration only deports illegals if they are convicted criminals or repeat immigration violators, shows a report released Thursday from the pro-alien Migration Policy Institute. The report found that 95% of the illegals deported from 2009 to 2013 met those Obama priorities, meaning that only about 77,000 of the 1.6 million illegal aliens removed by ICE over the last five years were rank-and-file illegals without known prior criminal history.

The MPI researchers noted that the “humane” Obama non-enforcement policy that reduced the “climate of fear and uncertainty” had added to the total illegal immigrant population by nearly eliminating the risk that most illegals will be deported.

Source:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/16/obamas-deportation-policy-leaves-most-illegal-immi/

Posted 10/18/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 18

California Has Highest U.S. Poverty Rate

The Census Bureau reports that California has by far the nation’s highest level of poverty, with nearly a quarter (23.4%) of the state’s 38 million residents (8.9 million) in poverty. The new report uses the Bureau’s “alternative supplemental poverty measure” that takes into account both broader measures of income and the cost of living. Washington, D.C. (22.4%) and Nevada (20%) follow the formerly “Golden State.”

Source: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article2916749.html

Posted 10/18/14 by Andrew Lewis, who wonders how the the state with the highest percentage of immigrants can go from rich to poor so quickly when the MSM and our “leaders” tell us that immigrants create jobs, grow the economy, etc…..

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Oct 18

New California Law Frees More Alien Criminals

California law enforcement officials have granted far fewer requests to hold detained alien criminals for federal immigration authorities since the state’s “Trust Act” went into effect this year. The Trust Act, one of several illegal alien-friendly laws recently enacted in the state, limits the ability of local law enforcement to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to hold aliens longer than their scheduled release date to give the understaffed ICE time to take them into custody.

ICE detainer requests only ask for 48 hours to give the federal agents time to pick up the alien criminals and start deportation proceedings, but due to the Trust Act and federal district court rulings, more local agencies are ignoring the ICE requests. Predictably, new crimes by the released aliens are already being reported.

Source: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/oct/17/immigration-holds-plummet-first-year-californias-t/

Posted 10/18/14 by Margaret Hull

 

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Oct 16

Stossel Misleads on Immigration

America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley’s start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans. – John Stossel, Townhall, 10/6/14.

Fact Check: John Stossel is a libertarian columnist who, like most libertarians, believes that individual self-interest trumps all or most other goods in society. So, specifically, if businessmen want an unrestricted flow of immigrants to obtain the cheapest labor possible, they should have that right. And it doesn’t matter what happens to American workers, or the unity and cohesion of our country. To many or most libertarians, country is pretty much a meaningless concept. Again, self and self-interest are the primary considerations.

Fortunately, most Americans don’t think that way, so libertarians like Stossel have to come up with creative (and misleading) arguments to justify mass immigration. One of them is suggesting that we must admit the highest sustained level of immigration in our history (nearly one million a year) to get geniuses for Silicon Valley. Actually, most immigrants aren’t exceptional. On average, they are less skilled and educated than native-born Americans. They are more likely to be poor and receive public assistance.

Even the achievements of immigrants Silicon Valley aren’t nearly so impressive as Stossel would have us believe. Most of the start-ups had several co-founders. The percentage of immigrants among all the co-founders is only 13 percent, the same percentage of immigrants in the general population. Nothing exceptional here.

As for patents, only a small number of them are of great scientific and economic significance. In the key area of high tech, data show that immigrants are less likely than Americans to obtain patents that result in commercial use.

Stossel goes on to say that, “[W]ell, maybe immigrants in the past were a boon to America, but now there are just too many. They make up 12 percent of the population. But in 1915 it was 15 percent.”

Actually the foreign-born population today is 13 percent, and in 1915 it was 14 percent. By 1920 it had gone down to 13 percent. Even so, at that point that Americans decided that immigration was excessive, a sentiment which culminated in the immigration restriction act of 1924. That legislation was highly successful in promoting assimilation of immigrants and raising wages for both native-born and foreign born.

Today the need for immigration restriction is much greater than at that time. Although the percentage of immigrants is the same as that of 1920, there is a vast numerical difference. In 1920, immigrants numbered 13.9 million. Today the total is 41 million. As numbers increase, so do their consequences beyond their percentage of the population. Specifically, larger numbers have greater social cohesion and are harder to assimilate. Further complicating assimilation is the much greater diversity of immigrants than in 1920.

It is indeed ironic that so many libertarians like Stossel, who advocate limited government, support current immigration policy. The majority of immigrants are of Hispanic background, and more so than native-born Americans they endorse more government as the solution for social and economic problems. Perhaps these libertarians are so caught up in their world of self-interest that they haven’t bothered to notice.

 

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Oct 16

167,000 Convicted Alien Criminals At Large In U.S.

While the Obama administration reduced deportations 34% this year from last, the number of convicted criminal aliens with final orders of removal and “currently at large” grew to 167,000, according to an internal DHS document.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/15/Report-Interior-Deportations-Down-34-Percent-Nearly-167-000-Criminal-Immigrants-At-Large

Posted 10/16/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 16

More Immigrant Families Freed Than Deported

One of three centers used for detaining Central American families who have entered the U.S. illegally this year has started releasing many more detainees than it deports, a New Mexico mayor reports.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mayor-immigrant-families-freed-deported-26221822

Posted 10/16/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 14

Illegal Immigration Keeps Increasing

Illegal immigration across the Mexican border has been increasing for the past three years. Last year it rose by 14 percent. During the past three years the Obama Administration has systematically undermined immigration law enforcement while promoting amnesty for illegal aliens.

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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Oct 14

Schlafly: Obama Fails to Protect Americans from Ebola

Phyllis Schlafly points out that Obama’s open border One World policies not only threaten the jobs of Americans — they put lives at risk with the entry of Ebola and other deadly Third World diseases, as well as ISIS terrorists. Read her article that appeared Monday in Investors Business Daily.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-viewpoint/101314-721499-federal-officials-blame-hospital-not-themselve-for-failing-to-stop-ebola.htm?p=full

Posted 10/14/14 by Andrew Lewis

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