Dec 16

CBO: DACA Amnesty Would Cost Taxpayers $26 Billion

Giving amnesty to the illegal aliens covered by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would cost American taxpayers $26 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

The additional costs to taxpayers include Medicaid, food stamps, refundable tax credits, federal college benefits and Obamacare subsidy payments.

Source:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/15/cbo-report-daca-amnesty-would-cost-american-taxpayers-26-billion/

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Dec 15

Illegal Immigration Surges Again

Illegal immigration across the Mexican border declined for a number of months after President Trump took office. But recently it has begun to rise again. The Border Patrol apprehended 40,000 illegals along the border in November, a twelve percent increase from October. The recent level is more than twice what it was in March and April.

Many observers contend that the numbers went down because potential border crossers believed that the president’s strong rhetoric against illegal immigration would bring new effective laws to stop it. As that has not happened yet, the watchers south of the border have become emboldened again.

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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Dec 14

The Post Poisons Immigration Debate

More Misinformation from the Media:

The Trump Administration likes to justify its multi-front crusade against immigration and immigrants a revival of the rule of law or . . . to favor disadvantaged American workers. In fact, it is largely a resurrection of xenophobia that coincides with a spike, nearly 50 years in the making, of the number of foreign-born residents living in the United States. . . .

Most Americans opposed open borders; so do we. At a moment when immigrants are at their highest share of the population in a century—they now represent more than 13 percent of residents—it is legitimate to debate the numbers and types of people we should welcome to our shores.

Unfortunately, Mr. Trump has poisoned the debate on immigration so thoroughly that he has twisted the frame through which many Americans see the issue. His slurs – labeling Mexican immigrants as rapists . . . . are affronts to U.S. tradition and values.

In some places, local government budgets have strained to provide services for immigrants, particularly public education, and the economic dislocation felt by many working-class Americans is a fact. But that dislocation is not mostly caused by immigrants. The United States is a more prosperous place today than it was before the surge in immigration, and immigrants have fed that prosperity. – Trump’s Crusade against Immigrants Is an Attack on America, Editorial Board, Washington Post, 12/3/17 [Link]

Fact Check: The president’s proposals are not a “crusade” against immigrants and immigration. He simply proposes to enforce immigration laws and reduce the level of legal immigration, now at the highest sustained level in our history. It’s a move which could help immigrants already here by sparing them competition for jobs and other opportunities. A “resurrection of xenophobia,” to say the least, is rhetorical overkill.

The Post’s claim that it’s against open borders rings somewhat hollow in light of its strident support of mass amnesty for illegal immigration. If you reward illegal immigration, as the past shows, then you will attract more illegal border crossers in hope that they too can be so rewarded.

The claim that President Trump has “poisoned” the debate on immigration with “slurs” is absurd. He did  not say all Mexican immigrants (presumably legal and illegal) were rapists. What he said was that some illegal aliens were dangerous criminals, including rapists. This characterization was a needed correction to balance the common media portrayal of illegal aliens as wonderful, hard-working, good-hearted people. The president’s concerns for the safety of American citizens hardly qualify as “affronts to U.S. traditions and values.”

Unlike most pro-immigration columns and editorials, this one does concede that mass immigration does have some downsides. Perhaps this is to give the appearance of fairness. In any case, the editorialists are quick to add that the benefits of mass immigration far outweigh its liabilities.

If that is the case we might look at the state of California, the trend-setting state of the union. As the state with highest number and percentage of immigrants, it should be a test case of whether mass immigration has “fed” prosperity. Before the current wave of immigration began to surge in the seventies, California was already a prosperous middle-class state, with abundant opportunities for economic advancement. So has it become even more prosperous after decades of large-scale immigration?

In fact the exact opposite has happened. Today California resembles more and more the classic profile of a Third World society, with a relatively few rich people at the top, lots of poor below them—and not many in between. The state has the highest poverty rate in the nation. One reason for the economic decline is that leftist Democrats have an iron grip on politics in California, and they have created a difficult climate for business. As a consequence, many businesses have fled the state. Immigrants are a key Democratic constituency.

The general quality of life in California has declined since the advent of mass immigration. Overcrowding and traffic gridlock have increased, while excessive diversity has made life more stressful for many Californians.

The Post and other media won’t relent from their false narratives about the supposed benefits of mass immigration. It is they who truly poison the immigration debate.

 

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Dec 13

Murkowski Backs Dream Act

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) endorsed the Dream Act amnesty which would provide legal status for three million illegal aliens. Once legalized they could petition to bring in their relatives. Without specifying whether she meant legal or illegal, Murkowski stated, “America is a land of immigrants–it is who we are.”

Mark Kirkorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies replied to her comment: ” ‘America is a land of immigrants — it is who we are.’ This is Obama-lite nonsense–politicians don’t tell us who we are. We just hire [politicians] to look after our interests. If you take Murkowski’ ramblings seriously, she seems to think Americans are pathetic losers who need immigrants to function. This kind of silly blather is so cliched it might have been generated by a computer program.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Dec 12

White House Responds to Terror Attack

The recent terror attack in New York City prompted the White House to issue a statement: “This attack with the president on immigration reforms that enhance our nation security and public safety. We must protect our borders, we must ensure that individuals entering our country are not coming to do harm to our people, and we must move to a merit-based system of immigration.”

Read more at mrctv.org.

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Dec 12

Trump Calls for Immigration Reform in Wake of NYC Terror Attack

President Trump and administration officials called for tighter restrictions on immigration after a Bangladesh Muslim living in Brooklyn attempted to carry out a terrorist attack in New York City.  Only the terrorist’s incompetent bomb-making spared innocent Americans in a crowded commuter tunnel.

“America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country,” the President said in a written statement.

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, “we must protect our borders, we must ensure that individuals entering our country are not coming to do harm to people, and we must move to a merit-based immigration system.”

The terrorist arrested by police, Akayed Ullah, came to the U.S in 2011 on an F-4 visa for aliens with family in the U.S who are citizens.  Calling for an end to “extended-family chain migration,” Trump said, “the terrible harm that this flawed system inflicts on America’s security and economy has long been clear.”

Read more here:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/11/trump-team-immigration-restrictions-needed-after-new-york-city-incident/941692001/

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Dec 11

King: ‘Diversity Is Not Our Strength’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) affirmed that “Diversity is not our strength. Assimilation has become a dirty word to the multiculturalist Left. Assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength.”

Read more at thehill.com.

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Dec 11

Trump: Dems Willing to Shut Down Government to Protect Illegals

President Trump accuses Democrats in Congress of putting the protection of illegal aliens above the protection of Americans. 

During his weekly radio address, the President called for an end to sanctuary cities, noting the tragedy of the killing of Kate Steinle by an illegal released by San Francisco.

The President says the Dems are willing to shut down the government to protect so-called Dreamer illegals.

“Our cities should be sanctuary for Americans, not for criminal aliens.  Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crackdown on sanctuary cities,” said the President. “Now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government, holding troop funding hostage, and putting our national security at risk.”

The President also said he mourns for American families who will have empty seats at Christmas this year, because federal immigration laws were not enforced in various states and cities.

He added that Americans should not be separated [ forever ] from their family and friends because of preventable crime committed by illegals.

Source:  http://www.oann.com/pres-trump-accuses-dems-of-wanting-to-protect-illegals-over-americans/

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Dec 08

GOP Congressmen Endorse DACA

Thirty-four Republican congressmen sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) asking for passage of the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens before the end of the year. They did  not ask for any concessions to pass this amnesty, such as a sharp reduction of chain migration or mandatory use of the E-Verify system by businesses. Critics of these congressmen charge they represent the cheap labor interests of the Republican Party.

Read more at rodneydavis.house.com.

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Dec 08

Chain Migration Nightmare: Every 2 New Immigrants Bring 7 Relatives

Previously unreleased data from DHS show that every two new immigrants to the U.S bring roughly seven foreign relatives with them, creating an enormous, never-ending flood of family-based immigration.  This chain migration is the largest driver of legal immigration.

Currently, only one in 15 foreigners admitted to the U.S. come to our country based on skills and employment.

After President Trump announced the end of the illegal Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, both GOP and Democrat leaders in Congress  have scrambled to try to give amnesty to 800,000 to 3.5 million illegal aliens.  Unless President Trump succeeds in adding limits on future chain immigration to the proposed amnesty, untold millions of relatives (including the illegal alien parents who brought the DACA illegals to the U.S !) will follow.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/05/data-every-2-new-immigrants-to-the-u-s-bring-7-foreign-relatives-with-them/ 

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