Jun 22

Reform Bill Defeated in House

The House defeated a bill sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to place significant limits on chain migration. The vote was 193 to 231, with all Democrats and forty-one Republicans voting against it. One reason for its defeat was that the House Republican leadership, under Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), did little lobbying to promote it. Ryan is promoting another bill, one more congenial to the cheap labor interests of the Republican Party, which would leave chain migration much more intact.

Read more at breitbart.com 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/reform-bill-defeated-in-house/

Jun 21

Their Cause Isn’t Children

More Misinformation from the Media:

A 2014 court hearing in San Francisco on unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. from Central America. From separating children from their parents at the border . . . the Trump administration is under fire for its inhumane immigration practices. There’s been a deluge of terrifying headlines about the Trump administration’s immigration practices over the past few weeks. Many of the stories focus on harrowing stories about immigrant children separated from their parents or guardians—either at the U.S. border, or because the administration “forgot” to keep track of them. – How Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Harming Children, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/29/18 [link]

Fact Check: Until just a few years ago the overwhelming majority of illegal aliens crossing the border were adults. Subsequently, many began bringing children with them, often showing little regard for their safety and wellbeing. Under President Obama’s “catch and release” policy, the word got out that adults with children would be released from custody if apprehended—provided they promised to show for an amnesty hearing. This was a promise most often not kept.

President Trump has set a different course, that of actually trying to enforce our immigration laws. This requires keeping illegal aliens in custody until their asylum claims can be judged. In the meantime, the children accompanying them are held in separate detention centers for no longer than 20 days. The reason for the separation is that mixing adults and juveniles in the same facility could pose problems for the young people. In many instances the adults accompanying the juveniles are not their parents or other relatives.

After the 20 days in detention, the young people are put in foster care, often with illegal alien relatives in the U.S. Those who arrive unaccompanied by adults also go to foster care. The government does its best to check on their wellbeing, but the illegal resident guardians don’t want any contact with the government for fear they might be deported. Illegal aliens advocates have spun on this lack of contact to claim that it’s the consequence of the Trump Administration’s callous indifference—rather than place the responsibility were it really belongs—on the guardians.

The blame for whatever “harrowing” experiences the migrant children face does not rest on the Trump Administration. The true culprits are the illegal alien advocates who encourage foreign adults to bring children with “catch and release.” Another of their inducements is trying to water down the requirements for asylum so that virtually anyone can qualify. With this prospect held before them, potential migrants are encouraged to come and try their luck with the asylum lottery.

Illegal alien advocates are using children to manipulate outrage against the Trump Administration. By doing so, they reveal their real game: Use the kids as pawns as they play to checkmate our country’s rule of law.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/their-cause-isnt-children/

Jun 20

SPLC May Face More Lawsuits

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a radical left-wing group that regularly smears and maligns people who dissent from its Cultural Marxist dogmas. It stridently attacks immigration control organizations because mass immigration serves the Cultural Marxist agenda of destabilizing American society.

One of the SPLC’s targets was Maajid Nawaz. The SPLC called him an anti-Muslim extremist and put his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, on its “hate” list. Nawaz responded by threatening a lawsuit. The SPLC backed down, apologized, and agreed to pay Nawaz more than $3 million in compensation.

As a consequence of this outcome, other organizations targeted by the SPLC are considering legal action against it .

Read more at wnd.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/splc-may-face-more-lawsuits/

Jun 19

Nielsen Corrects Fake News

A common media narrative is that President Trump initiated the policy of separating adult illegal aliens from the children they bring across the border. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen corrected this narrative at a press conference by noting that the current policy is based on a long-standing law, one followed by both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

Read more at breitbart.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/nielsen-corrects-fake-news/

Jun 18

Some DACA Recipients Have Arrest Records

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that almost 60,000 recipients of the DACA program (eight percent) have arrest records. This program allows illegal aliens in the DACA category to stay in the U.S. and work. Legislation now before Congress would grant them a permanent amnesty and a pathway to citizenship.

The director of U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that “You could be arrested a whole lot of times and still get DACA.” While not all of those arrested were convicted, Cissna noted, “I would like people to keep in mind .  .  . whatever they do , I would hope that we, at USCIS, would be able to turn down these people .  .  . if we think they’re a safety threat .  .  . if someone is a gang member .  .  . even if they don’t have a conviction.”

Read more at foxnews.com

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/some-daca-recipients-have-arrest-records/

Jun 15

More Non-Citizen Immigrants Are on Welfare

A study by the Migration Policy Institute found significantly higher welfare use among non-citizen legal immigrants than native-born citizens. Of 22 million legal non-citizens, 10.3 million (47 percent) use at least one welfare program. Of 270 million natives, 32 percent draw from at least one program of public assistance.

Read more at washingtonexaminer.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/more-non-citizen-immigrants-are-on-welfare/

Jun 14

Asylum Sanity Isn’t ‘Fascism’

More Misinformation from the Media:

We still talk about American fascism as a looming threat, something that could happen if we’re not vigilant. But for undocumented immigrants, it’s already here. . . . On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions decreed that most people fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence would no longer be eligible for asylum. . . .– First They Came for the Migrants, Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times, 6/11/18 [Link]

Fact Check: This writer seems to think it is “fascism” when our immigration laws are enforced. But when one considers how often illegal aliens successfully skirt those laws, one must conclude that this “fascism” is pretty mild. One example in recent years is the amnesty scam. With the advice and encouragement of their American enablers, they have increasingly managed get into the United States with bogus asylum claims.

The purpose of asylum and the related category of refugee status—long understood in international law—is to allow admission of individuals who face persecution in their home countries on such grounds as political beliefs, ethnicity, and religion. Illegal aliens game the system by petitioning for asylum when they cross our border, even though they don’t qualify for it by any of the aforementioned standards. After being released with the promise to show up for an asylum hearing, they vanish—never to be seen again—into the American population.

Under the traditional understanding of asylum the person fleeing persecution would apply for that status in the first safe country he enters after leaving his homeland. Many of the applicants at our border are non-Mexicans who have traveled through Mexico to reach our border. If what they really want is a haven from persecution, the obvious question is why don’t they apply for asylum in Mexico? The pretty obvious answer is that they are seeking, first and foremost, the economic benefits of living in the United States.

Lacking a desired income is not a legitimate reason for seeking asylum, but many migration advocates seem to think that it should be. In the meantime, they have tried to expand the qualifications as much as possible. Examples are domestic abuse and gang violence. Was the decision of Attorney General Sessions to terminate these categories really an act of “fascism.”

The attorney general argues quite well to the contrary. He affirmed that “the mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes—such as domestic violence or gang violence—or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim. . . . [A]sylum was never intended to alleviate all problems—even all serious problems—that people face every day all over the world.”

It is simply insane to believe that our country can offer the haven of asylum to every dissatisfied person in the world. Almost as crazy is the hysteria of so-called mainstream media who depict reasonable steps to control immigration in the most hysterical terms. Controlling our border and imposing reasonable limits on immigration does not make us a second edition of the Third Reich.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/asylum-sanity-isnt-fascism/

Jun 13

Amnesty Votes Scheduled

The House has scheduled two votes on amnesty bills. One is styled a “compromise” measure which may have some provisions for immigration control to offset the legalization of illegal aliens in the DACA category. The other bill being crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). It is expected to conform to the goals of Republican cheap labor interests with few concessions to immigration control. Ryan once stated that he favored an “open door” immigration policy.

Read more at breitbart.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/amnesty-votes-scheduled/

Jun 12

Sessions Defines Asylum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration judges to grant asylum only when claims for it accord with “long-standing principles of immigration law.” Specifically this means that asylum is granted when people face “a reasonable fear of persecution” because of their race, religion, nationality, political views or membership in a particular social group.

In recent years, the definition has expanded to include such threats as domestic abuse and gang violence. The attorney general observed that “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim. . . . [A]sylum was never meant to alleviate all problems–even serious problems–that people face everyday all over the world.”

Read more at latimes.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/sessions-defines-amnesty/

Jun 11

Poll: Immigration Makes Things Worse

A CBS News YouGov Poll asked Americans if immigration had changed the community where they lived. Of those who said yes, the majority said it was for the worse. Fifty-seven percent made that assessment, while 17 percent said better, and 27 percent said neither.

Read more at drive.google.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/poll-immigration-makes-things-worse/