Aug 26

EU Chief Attacks Borders

Jean-Claude Juncker, a president of the European Union, stated that “We have to fight nationalism; we have the duty not to follow populists, but to block the avenue of populists. . . . Borders were the worst invention ever made by politicians.” He wants all European countries open to floods of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.

Read more foxnews.com.

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Aug 25

Mass Immigration Isn’t Great

More Misinformation from the Media:

Clearly, lots of Americans are mad about immigration. But we libertarians believe that people trapped in horrible countries deserve a chance at a better life. . . . Why would I think that when my Facebook “fans” tell me things like: “Most immigrants legal and illegal, get food stamps and welfare?” Because that’s not true. Almost all welfare programs in the U.S. are limited to legal immigrants living here at least five years. . . . On average, the lifetime fiscal impact of the average is negative $3,000, says the National Research Council. But the NRC goes on to say that descendants of the immigrant make a positive fiscal contribution of $83,000. That’s a big win for America. – Immigration Is Great, Reason, John Stossel, 8/12/15

Fact Check: Libertarians quite often are reality-challenged individuals, particularly those who propose “open borders”—which is just another word for no borders and no countries. Currently there are billions of people in “horrible countries” and if they moved in mass to other countries, they would make them horrible too. When some countries are better off, they are in a position to help others. When all are equally horrible, no one can help anyone.

Borders and nationhood allow different peoples to experiment with different social and political systems. This allows successful arrangements to thrive and prosper, while setting examples for the less successful to follow. Without this diversity of achievement, everyone sinks to the lowest common level. No borders mean no freedom for the peoples of countries to set their own standards and seek their own destinies. Ironically, libertarians proclaim their love of freedom, but the multicultural societies that result from mass immigration are inherently unstable, and instability invites takeover by authoritarians who promise to provide order.        

The claim that immigrants have to wait five years to get welfare is not entirely true. Refugees, a growing share of immigration, can get welfare as soon as they arrive. And illegal aliens who have a child in the U.S. will benefit from the welfare that this citizen child may receive. In any case, mass immigration has gone on for so long that the great bulk of immigrants are past the five-year restriction. Fifty-one percent of immigrant-headed households use at least one welfare program, compared with households headed by native-born Americans.

Stossel correctly states the finding of the National Research Council (NRC) that the fiscal impact of the average immigrant is a negative $3,000. In other word, an average immigrants consumes $3,000 more public services than he contributes in taxes. This is a reliable figure because it reflects figures we can currently measure. The NRC’s claim that descendants will contribute $83,000 is mostly based on pure speculation as to what the future will bring.   

Mass immigration is a loss for America, not a win. But libertarians—with their minds intoxicated with visions of open borders—won’t notice.           

  

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Aug 25

Clinton’s Amnesty Plan Spurs New Flood of Illegals

Brandon Judd, a veteran border patrol officer and president of the National Border Patrol Council, representing more than 17,000 border patrol agents, warned in a column Wednesday that Hillary Clinton’s amnesty plan is encouraging even more illegal immigration. “The Clinton immigration plan would offer not only amnesty for illegal immigrants already here, but seemingly for any who might want to come in the future.”

Judd describes Clinton’s promise to allow illegals to enroll in Obamacare as another incentive to illegal immigration. He notes that the border must first be secured before any decisions are made about how to handle the millions of illegals already here.

Read more here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/24/immigration-reform-must-start-with-border-enforcem/

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Aug 24

Gallup: Most Oppose Immigration Increase

A recent Gallup poll found that only 21 percent of Americans support more immigration. Thirty-eight percent say they want less, and thirty eight say they support the current level. Many of the latter may not realize that for the past twenty years the U.S. has taken in approximately one-million legal immigrants per year, the highest sustained level in our history.

Read more at gallup.com.

 

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Aug 23

Colleges Offer Benefits to Illegal Alien Students

Colleges and Universities across the country are offering benefits to illegal alien students. These include scholarships, student loans, textbooks, and counseling.

Read more at foxnews.com.

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Aug 22

DOJ Ignores Asylum Fraud

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), strongly rebuked the Department of Justice for not investigating more than 3,700 cases of possible asylum fraud. Goodlatte, who heads the House Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch stating that “Immigration fraud is not a trivial matter that can be given lip service by this administration. Neither can it turn a blind eye to fraud and call it a ‘low priority.’ ”

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Aug 19

Soros Influenced U.S. Refugee Policy

Hacked documents from George Soros’ Open Society Institute reveal that Soros successfully influenced President Obama to increase the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. Soros is a multi-billionaire currency speculator who uses his fortune to promote mass immigration. He opposes the sovereignty of nations.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Aug 18

Immigrants Cost More Than They Pay

More Misinformation from the Media:

According to new research released by the Partnership for a new American Economy, immigrant-led households here in Mississippi earned $1.3 billion in income and paid more than $357 million into our tax system in 2014. Those tax contributions support local schools and government programs important to Mississippians. . . .  Further, there’s a growing supply of lucrative science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs in the United States. . . . Yet our universities are not graduating the number of students needed to fill these positions. We need foreign-born candidates to help plug the shortfall. — US, Mississippi Need Immigration Reform, John N. Palmer, Clarion Ledger, 8/2/16

Fact Check: Immigration advocates like to cite figures showing that immigrants pay large sums in taxes. But that really isn’t significant unless we also know how much they consume in tax-paid benefits. If contributions exceed consumption, they are providing a net fiscal benefit. If consumption exceeds, contributions, they are a net liability.

Three years ago the Heritage Foundation did a study to measure nationwide what immigrants, on average, are paying in taxes, and the average total of what they’re taking in benefits. It found that the average household of legal immigrants imposes a net liability of $4,344 on society, and that for illegal immigrants the liability tab comes to $14,387 per household.

One reason is high welfare usage among immigrants. A study by the Center for Immigration Studies found that in 2012, 51 percent of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) used at least one welfare program, compared with 30 percent of native-headed households. Robert Rector one of the authors of the Heritage study once observed that U.S. immigration policy is significantly one of “importing poverty.”

The claim that we aren’t graduating enough students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ignores the fact that the majority of American graduates in these fields work in other occupations. American companies avoid hiring them because they prefer foreigners on temporary visas. They can pay them less than Americans and make them put up with working conditions that American employees would not tolerate. The companies propagate the shortage myth to conceal their preference. The media, most commonly, are more than happy to help them.

 

 

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Aug 17

Almost Half of Refugees Are Muslim

A total of 63,000 refugees have entered the U.S. during the current fiscal year. Of that total, almost 29,000 (46 percent) are Muslims. This is the highest number of Muslim refugees admitted since 2002.

Read more at pewresearch.org.

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Aug 16

Immigration Moves Virginia to the Left

The Washington Post reports that the state of Virginia, in a little more than a decade, has moved from being a conservative Republican “red” state to becoming a liberal Democratic “blue” state. Mass immigration was the major reason for the shift. Immigrants significantly tend to vote for left-wing policies.

Read more at washingtonpost.com.

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