Sep 25

Illegal Aliens Commit More Crimes

Sharyl Attkisson, a writer for The Hill, notes that “criminal aliens” — offenders whose crimes don’t include immigration law violations — “make up a disproportionate number of inmates in our prisons and jails. Seeing the numbers, one might fairly deduce that they commit serious crimes at a significantly higher number than those in the U.S. legally.”


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Sep 24

House to Vote on Illegal Alien Voting

Breitbart News reports that  the U.S. House will vote on a resolution this week to condemn voting by illegal aliens in local elections. The resolution, introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), is in response to actions of several cities, including San Francisco and Boston, to provide this ballot option to illegal aliens. McCarthy observed that “These radical policies weaken the voting power of law-abiding Americans, including naturalized citizens.”

Breitbart notes that “[If] the Democrats oppose this measure en mass, as they are expected to, it will draw a clear contrast with Republicans ahead of the all-important midterm elections.”


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Sep 21

Nearly Half Don’t Speak English in Largest U.S. Cities

A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), citing U.S. Census Bureau for 2017, found that almost half of residents of the five largest U.S. cities (48.2 percent) speak a language other than English at home. Among other findings of the study:

“In 2017, a record 66.6 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) ages five and older spoke a language other than English at home. The number has more than doubled since 1990, and almost tripled since 1980. As a share of the population, 21.8 percent of U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home — roughly double the 11 percent in 1980.”


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Sep 20

Refugee Policy Needs Reform

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

“Mr. Trump is considering another extreme cut in the number of refugees legally allowed into the United States. Already, his administration lowered the cap for 2018 by more than half, to 45,000 – the smallest number in the four-decade history of our modern refugee program. . . . Destroying our bipartisan tradition of refugee resettlement goes against the American value of extending a lifeline to the world’s most vulnerable. And it’s economic malpractice: Refugees return more in taxes than they receive in benefits. . . .” – Trump Huge Mistake on Refugees, Arianna Beregaunt and Anthony Blinken, The New York Times, 9/22/18 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: The proposed cutback of the refugee program is a reasonable idea. As it now exists, the program is bringing us people who don’t fit the traditional legal definition of a refugee, i.e., someone with a “well founded” personal fear of persecution based on religion, politics, ethnicity, etc. Often today, people often qualify as refugees who are members of a group which may face a generalized discrimination. Personal persecution need not be proved.

Another issue that needs to be resolved is the belief that the United States and other Western countries should be the first options for refugee resettlement. The problem with this notion is that it is often much more cost effective, per amount of money spent, to resettle refugees in countries neighboring their homelands. They also they can often fit in better culturally, and when conditions in their homelands improve it is easier for them to return.

Something that definitely needs to be examined and corrected is the role U.S. charity agencies play in resettlement. As the situation stands now, these agencies—heavily subsidized by taxpayers—have a powerful monetary incentive to push for resettlement. Often they make money while leaving the tab for refugees’ social services to local communities.

The claim that refugees pay today more in taxes than they receive in benefits is false for a number of reasons. One is that studies making this claim don’t consider the full costs of resettlement. Another is that the studies are based on the flow of refugees who arrived more than 20 years ago in the nineties. They tended to be better educated than recent refugees. To illustrate, in 1995 36 percent of refugees did not have a high school degree (compared with 20 percent of natives. In 2015, 51 percent lack a high school degree (compared with 13 percent of natives).

Education levels are a good indicator of earning ability, and people with low or relatively low education typically don’t contribute more than they take. This is particularly the case with refugees, who receive public assistance at a high rate. Unlike other immigrants, they are allowed full access to welfare benefits as soon as they arrive. In the words of Jason Richwine, an analyst writing for the Center for Immigration Studies: “Given their low education levels and high rates of welfare use, today’s refugees cannot be net fiscal contributors by any plausible analysis.”

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Sep 19

Trump Proposes Payment to Mexico

The Trump Administration is planning to allocate $20 million in foreign aid funding to Mexico. The money would help the Mexican government deport Central Americans in Mexico, many of whom are trying  to reach the United States. According to The New York Times, “The plan .  .  . is part of a broader push by the Trump Administration to redirect billions in foreign assistance to other priorities.”




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Sep 18

IT Staffing Companies Sued

A class-action lawsuit accuses Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. of bias against American workers. It is one of seven lawsuits alleging that Tata and other IT (information technology) staffing companies are favoring foreign H1-B visa holders over qualified Americans. If these legal actions are successful, they could have a significant impact on IT employment.


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Sep 17

Mass Immigration Continues to Surge

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. foreign-born population (legal and illegal immigrants) reached 44.5 million in July of 2017. This amounts to 13.7 percent of the population, or nearly one out of every seven U.S. residents. As recently as 1980, the ratio of foreign-born to native-born was just one out of sixteen.  In recent years, the primary sources of immigration have been from non-Mexico Latin America, Asia, and Africa.



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Sep 14

Dalai Lama: Europe for Europeans

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who won the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, affirmed in Malmo, Sweden, that Europeans have an obligation to help refugees who face “danger against their [lives]” — but with the understanding that “Europe belongs to the Europeans.” He added that those refugees should eventually return home to rebuild their own countries.

The Dali Lama fled Tibet in 1959 following the Chinese takeover of his country. Since that time, the influx of Chinese has threatened to submerge the Tibetan people and their culture.

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Sep 13

Diversity Isn’t Our Strength

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

“A nation—with people who are in some way different from you. And who could have a problem with that in America, a country that holds the melting pot among its foundational myths? . . . On Friday [Tucker Carlson] gave a monologue that traded dog whistle racism for bullhorn racism.

“The end of Carlson’s rant struck at the root of so much racism and bigotry. Carlson assumes that people who speak different languages, come from disparate nations, or have diverging practices ‘share no common values.’ But the immigrants and refugees so hated by the likes of Carlson fight to come to this country because they share our common values.

“Not only was Carlson’s speech bigoted, it was actually inaccurate. As HuffPost points out, research has shown that diverse groups are indeed more accurate than homogenous ones. Carlson follows on the heels of fellow Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who last month complained of ‘massive demographic changes’ destroying America in a segment . . . [that] earned it the praise of Klansman David Duke. . . . [Carlson is popular] among white nationalists.” – Tucker Carlson Attacked the Idea of Diversity in His Latest Hate-Filled Rant, Esquire, Gabrielle Bruney, 9/8/18 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: And just what did Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson say to elicit this torrent of heated abuse and name calling? All he did was ask, in a very calm and pleasant way, a few simple questions about diversity. One was the following:

“[H]ow precisely is diversity our strength? Since you have made this our new national motto, please be specific about it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions such as, I don’t know, marriage or military units in which the less people have in common, the more cohesive they are?”

And this is supposed to be “hate” and “bullhorn racism?” The accusations say more about the author than they do about Carlson. Is she overreacting because she has no effective response to his questions?

She says that we should not have a problem with diversity when the melting pot is one of our foundational myths. In resorting to this appeal to sentiment about national myths, she misses Carlson’s point, namely that with too much diversity we are risking a meltdown of the melting pot. The author’s logic also fails when she defends diversity by claiming that immigrants “share our common values.” If they do, then they are not really so diverse. Is she trying to say that commonality is really our strength?

It may be that ivory tower research, in some cases, has shown that diversity is a strength, but the real  world offers plenty if examples to the contrary. Carlson points to some with questions he raised pertaining to California, the state with highest number and percentage of immigrants.

“First, how has our current immigration system made America more stable and more prosperous? In your answer please explain what happened to the state of California” Used to be called the Golden State. Had a thriving middle class. Had the country’s best schools.

“Now the schools in California are a complete disaster. The Middle class is vanishing, and the nation’s largest mass of impoverished people remains behind to serve a tiny pool of tech oligarchs. How exactly did that happen?”

These are very reasonable questions that deserve reasonable answers. Yelling bigotry and racism at them will not make them go away. Nor will guilt by association with “white nationalists.” If the author thinks that white nationalists endorsing immigration restriction discredits that position, she might reflect that the American Communist Party endorses immigration and diversity. Does that mean that she is a Communist?

Once again, it would be most helpful if this writer and other supporters of mass immigration would lay of the personal attacks and name calling. But that’s not likely to happen, due to their lack of facts and reason to support their position.

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Sep 12

Border Crossings Rise

The number of illegal alien families from Central America arrested on the border sharply increased in August. Illegal alien adults bring children with them because they believe the government may release them if they are apprehended. Children now can only be held for a limited time. Before that time expires the government may feel inclined release the adults with the promise that they will show up their asylum hearing–a promise often not kept.

The Trump Administration is trying to end this incentive for release by keeping the children in detention with their parents until the parents’ claims for asylum are decided.

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