Oct 19

Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S.

A caravan of four thousand migrants is moving though Central America with the aim of crossing into the United States without authorization. The caravan is organized by group calling itself Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders). President Trump has urged the Mexican government to halt the caravan at Mexico’s southern border. If that fails, he warned that he would deploy U.S. troops at the U.S.-Mexican border to stop the caravan.

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Oct 18

Refugee Cut Is Reasonable

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

Last week, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. would cap the number of refugees resettled over the next fiscal year at 30,000. . . . The policy reflects a stark retreat from America’s historic role as the world’s leading beacon for refuge, freedom, and safety inscribed by Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus” on the base of the Statue of Liberty. . . . [R]esearch by the New American Economy. . . suggests that refugees are nearly 50 percent more likely to be entrepreneurs than the general population. . . . While refugee policies and politics necessarily extend beyond U.S. refugee policies, the continued economic development and community revitalization progress being made in Southeast Michigan by resettling refugees will be greatly stymied by the Trump policy to reduce the U.S. refugee resettlement program. – Don’t Close the Door on Refugees, The Detroit News, Steve Tobocman, 9/27/18 [Link]

Fact Check on this Quote: Having 30,000 refugees next year is not “closing the door” on the program. It is simply a reasonable reduction from much higher levels of admissions. Immigration enthusiasts seem to think that any curb on immigration is an end to all immigration. To reinforce this notion they commonly manipulate sentiment about “Emma Lazarus’ poem.” No concern or sympathy do they offer to Americans who see the loss of their “freedom and safety” as mass immigration changes their country beyond recognition.

There are indeed good reasons to cut refugee resettlement. One is that many so-called refugees don’t fit the traditional definition of a refugee, i.e., one with a “well-founded” fear of personal persecution for his beliefs or ethnicity. Today a person may often obtain refugee status by simply being a member of a group which may face varying degrees of discrimination. Another reason is that it is much more cost effective to resettle refugees in countries close to their homelands instead of bringing them to the U.S.

The writer cites the “research” of the New American Economy (NAE) to give the idea that refugees, like all immigrants, are economic supermen who supercharge any economy they enter. The New American Economy is a propaganda outlet of immigration enthusiast billionaires Michael Blumethal and Rupert Murdoch, along with other economic elites, including Robert Iger, CEO of Disney. It has worked in tandem with an organization partially globalist billionaire George Soros.

A leading talking point of the New American economy is that we need foreigners to do jobs that Americans can’t or won’t do. It is ironic that Robert Iger would back such a claim when he gained notoriety for firing his American workers in order to replace them with foreigners.

Contrary to the NAE propaganda, refugees are not an economic asset. They use more in services, typically, than they pay in taxes. Refugees provide yet another source for foreign-born cheap labor. This is the bottom line for the oligarchs of New American Economy.

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Oct 17

Pelosi: No Wall

House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked, if her party regains the House, would she be willing to accept a border wall in exchange for some legislative concessions from the Republicans. She replied that she would trade “nothing” for a wall. She explained that securing our Mexican border in this fashion would be “immoral .  .  . not something people do between countries.” Pelosi added that a border wall is a “manhood issue for [President Trump].”

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Oct 16

Poll: Immigration Cuts Supported

A Pulse Opinion Research poll of voters in 25 states found that the majority of voters in 25 states supported reductions of legal immigration, ranging in cuts between 25 to 75 percent of the current level.

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Oct 15

Billionaires Support Welfare Immigration

Organisations funded by the billionaire Koch brothers have denounced President Trump’s proposal to prevent immigrants from settling in the U.S. who are likely to go on welfare. A spokesman for one of these groups, Freedom Partners, said that allowing likely welfare recipients to settle was “morally right.”

The Koch brothers support mass immigration to provide cheap labor for business interests. Immigrants getting welfare allows employers to pay them lower wages. Welfare for immigrants is a tax-paid subsidy for business.

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Oct 12

Carlson: Dems Once Cared About U.S. Workers

Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson notes that it wasn’t so long ago when Democrats often opposed illegal immigration and sometimes high levels of legal immigration because the influx of of foreign workers was harmful to the wages and working conditions of American workers.

He observes that “As late as 2006, there were still liberals who cared about the economic effects of immigration. “Immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants,” explained economist Paul Krugman in The New York Times. “We’ll need to reduce the inflow of low-skill immigrants.” That same year, Hillary Clinton voted for a fence on the Mexican border. So did Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, and 23 other Senate Democrats.”

Today, Carlson maintains, Democrats support mass immigration, legal and illegal, as a means to build the electoral clout of their party.

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Oct 11

We Don’t Need Mass Immigration

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

America would not be what and where it is today without immigration and multiculturalism. Donald Trump has enacted stricter policies and rules regarding certain minority groups coming into the United States, and this way of thinking is against much of the early foundation of this country. In fact, American identity is defined by a slew of different groups and ideals. This country would not be here today without cultural exchange. . . .

There have been quite a few moments where this country has limited immigration rates. Many scholars, historians and politicians today are active in stating how this has prevented progress and prosperity, stagnating the country’s growth. When we have encouraged more immigration, the country experienced tremendous growth as a country economically and socially. . . .

American identity has been inherited around a realization that we made our way in this country, and all people deserve that opportunity. Multiculturalism is extremely important and a vital component in our identity. Americans need to be extremely careful in their mindset of limitation.– America’s Foundations Rooted in Immigration, Cultural Exchange, Daniel Stoll, easttennessean.com, 10/8/18 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: To say that America would not be what it is today without immigration and multiculturalism is not to say that what we are today is completely desirable. Immigration can provide some beneficial diversity, but immigration advocates refuse ever to concede that we might have too much diversity brought about by the highest sustained level of immigration in our history. In point of fact, we do, with research showing that cities with the most diversity have the weakest civic and social ties.

The idea that limiting immigration has always harmed our progress and prosperity is simply false. A perfect example to the contrary was the ending of mass immigration in 1924. The consequence was greater opportunity for immigrants and their children to assimilate as a tighter labor market made it easier for them to rise into the middle class.

The period between 1924 and 1965, which preceded the present cycle of mass immigration, was one of the most creative and innovative periods of American history, with a surge of industrial might that made America the envy of the world. Our creativity and innovation were manifest in our space program which put a man on the moon.

Since the end of the sixties our sense of national purpose has declined, and our economy has lost much of its vibrancy. Our wage levels have stagnated, and our middle class has shrunk. If mass immigration is the unsurpassed social and economic elixir that its proponents claim, surely we would be in better circumstances.

An excellent illustration is California, the state with the highest number and percentage of immigrants. In the sixties it was the epitome of the American Dream with abundant opportunities and a thriving middle class. Now it increasingly resembles the Third World homelands of many of its immigrants, with a relatively small number of wealthy people at the top and lots of poor people at the bottom.

The notion that “all people” should have the opportunity to come to America is a flight into pure insanity. Each year, world population grows by about 80 million, mostly in poor countries. Does anyone really think that we could accept just this increase of humanity for even a few years without being totally swamped?

Immigration enthusiasts don’t seem to care about the practical consequences of their position. Much more important to them, it seems, are the warm fuzzy feelings and sense of moral superiority they derive from tossing a welcome mat to the world. Such gross irresponsibility and narcissism are anything but moral.

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Oct 11

McCarthy Supports Border Wall

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will introduce legislation to provide full funding to build President Trump proposed border wall. He stated, “President Trump’s election was a wakeup call to Washington. The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law. Maintaining strong borders is one of the basic responsibilities of any nation. For too long, America has failed in this responsibility.

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Oct 10

Trump Warns of ‘Tidal Wave’

President Trump said that America will face a “tidal wave” of illegal immigration if the Democrats take control of Congress after the midterm elections. Trump made his statement at a speech in Topeka, Kansas, where he was supporting the gubernatorial campaign of Kris Koback, a strong advocate of measures to stop illegal immigration.

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Oct 09

One in Five U.S. Births to Immigrant Mothers

The Center for Immigration Studies recently did a report on the birth rates of legal and illegal immigrants. Below are some of the findings of the report.

  • In 2014, one in five births (791,000) in the United States was to an immigrant mother (legal or illegal). Our best estimate is that legal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent (494,000) of all births, and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent (297,000).
  • The 297,000 births per year to illegal immigrants is larger than the total number of births in any state other than California and Texas. It is also larger than the total number of births in 16 states plus the District of Columbia, combined.
  • The estimated 28,000 births to illegal immigrants in just the Los Angeles metro area is larger than the total number of births in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Among the native-born, a large share of new mothers (42 percent) are either uninsured or on Medicaid. The rate is even higher among new mothers who are legal immigrants (47 percent) and higher still for new mothers who are in the United States illegally (67 percent). Almost all of these births are likely paid for by taxpayers.

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