Sep 22

Chamber of Commerce Urges Amnesty

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Trump Administration demanding speedy passage of amnesty for the 800,000 illegal aliens in the DACA category. The letter makes no mention of reform to prevent those amnestied aliens from bringing in chains of their relatives. Nor does it endorse measures to prevent illegal immigration in the future. The Chamber commonly lobbies on behalf of businesses seeking cheap labor.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Sep 21

Immigration Won’t Save Rust Belt

More Misinformation from the Media:

The Rust Belt states that tipped the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump could be the biggest losers from the proposed reductions in legal immigration that he has endorsed, according to a new study released Monday. The study, from the nonpartisan Chicago Council on Global Affairs, concludes that immigration has been “a demographic lifeline” that has helped several Midwestern cities partially reverse decades of population loss among native-born residents.

“For the cities of the Midwest, restricting current immigration levels is the last thing they need: an unnecessary tourniquet applied to a precious supply of new regional residents and workers,” reads [the study]” – The Rust Belt Needs Legal Immigration, The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein, 9/17 [Link]

Fact Check: This is one of those innumerable articles that pitches immigration as a marvelous snake oil elixir which can cure all the economic ills of man and beast. No matter what the economic problem, these pitchmen offer immigration as the quick fix panacea. Do you have a rust belt? Don’t worry. Immigration can make it shiny new.

As far as the mentioned study goes, it’s a good idea to consider the source. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs appears to be one of those globalist outfits with a strong disposition toward immigration flowing freely across a world of diminished borders.

A better way to assess the needs and prospect of “Rust Belt” cities is to ask what caused them to lose their industrial might. Often the reason was “free trade” legislation that caused industries to pull out of America in search of cheap labor and lax regulation abroad. With the jobs they provided gone, it is understandable that people left. Also encouraging flight were high taxes and other liberal policies which made life unpleasant for the middle class.

Some of these places have received a large number of immigrants, but they are still pretty rusty. And how could it be otherwise when the industrial jobs are no longer there. Immigration enthusiasts claim that immigrant geniuses will create numerous jobs. But the reality is that legal immigration which primarily selects for family ties rather than skills is not bringing us the cream of the crop.

One researcher notes that our immigration policy is one of “importing poverty.” Immigrant-headed households are much more likely to receive welfare benefits than native-headed households. The enthusiasts never explain how importing poverty and welfare dependency are supposed to revitalize our economy. A definite economic drawback to this policy is that many of these immigrants tend to support the Democratic Party – which leans against business.

A perfect example is California where mass immigration has significantly helped to create a one-party Democratic state. The result is overregulation and a generally bad business climate which has prompted many businesses to flee to other states. Before mass immigration, California was a solid middle-class state with excellent opportunities for upward mobility. Today, it increasingly has a classic Third World economic profile, with a few well-to-do people at the top and lots of poor and relatively poor people at the bottom. California currently has the highest poverty rate in the nation.

Back to the Rust Belt, the best way to deal with its problems is to encourage re-industrialization, with pro-business policies and an end to the unfair competition to U.S. firms imposed by “free trade” policies. In the meantime, there is much that rust areas can do to improve themselves. A good example is the city of Pittsburgh, which after a sharp industrial decline, reinvented itself as a vital center of high tech and health services. Most notably, it did so without much immigration. Today, the foreign-born population of the city is only 3.8 percent.

One can be sure, however, that the immigration lobbies and their media friends will not budge a bit from claiming that immigration cures everything. What they peddle is pure snake oil.

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Sep 20

Sessions Denounces Sanctuaries

Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized Portland, Oregon, and other sanctuary cities for “believing they are above the law.” By their refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities to remove illegal alien criminals, said Sessions, police in these cities “may be forced to release pedophiles, rapists, murderers, drug dealers and arsonists back into communities where they had no right to be in the first place. He added that “They should, according to law and common sense, be processed and deported.” The attorney general also defended the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut selected federal grants to sanctuary cities.

Read more at oregonlive.com.

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Sep 19

California Declares Sanctuary

The California Legislature has proclaimed California a sanctuary state for illegal aliens. With passage of legislation entitled the “California Values Act,” the Legislature declared that state and local law enforcement agencies in the state cannot, in most instances, cooperate with the federal government to enforce immigration laws. California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the measure into law.

A supporter of the legislation, Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, declared that “This bill today helps some of believe that California is a safe place for immigrants, that we are a Golden State.” Arambula is the grandson of illegal aliens who settled in California.

Read more at npr.org.

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Sep 18

Sen. Cotton: Protect U.S. Workers

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says there can be no deal on passing the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens without concessions which protect American workers. Specifically, he said, this means ending chain migration which allows immigrants to bring in family members who in turn bring in their family members–and on and on. This policy fuels mass immigration, which in turn floods U.S. labor markets. Cotton said that President Trump agrees with this view and will not accept a deal unless it protects “the interest of American workers.”

Read more at newsmax.com.

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Sep 16

DACA Amnesty Dream Act Would Create $ll5 Billion Taxpayer Nightmare

Taxpayers will face a huge bill if President Trump signs legislation to extend legal status to so-called “Dreamers,” illegal aliens who arrived as children and are now protected under the Obama-holdover executive order known as DACA.

The cost of pending legislation to legalize childhood arrivals would be astronomical due to Obamacare health insurance subsidies.  The DREAM Act of 2017, sponsored by GOP Senator Lindsay Graham and Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, does not exclude aliens given legal status from receiving health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/15/nightmare-daca-amnesty-dream-act-will-cost-115-billion-thanks-to-obamacare/

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Sep 16

DACA Amnesty Chain Migration Would Boost Immigration By Millions

Should Congress give legal status to 800,000 “Dreamer” illegal aliens, it could create a flood of 4 to 6 million chain migrant relatives coming to the U.S.

According to Princeton University researchers, for every one new Mexican immigrant to the U.S., an additional 6.38 Mexican nationals come to the U.S. through chain migration.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/14/report-daca-amnesty-trigger-flood-4-6-m-foreign-nationals-not-800k/

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Sep 15

Coulter: No Amnesty is a Good Amnesty

Columnist Ann Coulter explains why the “limited”  Dreamer amnesty legislation being hammered out between President Trump and Democrat leaders in Congress will end up being virtually unlimited, leading to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens.

To prove her point, Coulter provides the history of the 1986 “farm worker” amnesty, that was supposed to apply to at most 350,000 illegals.  “This innocent little amnesty for a small, clearly defined group of illegals quickly became amnesty for anyone who applied.”  Massive fraud and liberal judges led to 1.3 million illegals obtaining the agricultural worker amnesty.  The general amnesty also contained in the 1986 law was similarly expanded.

“In 2005 — nearly 20 years after the 1986 amnesty — the Ninth Circuit was still granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claimed they had been unfairly denied because they were not in the country for the first amnesty.  Seriously.”

“No matter how the law is written, as long as anyone is eligible for amnesty, everybody’s getting amnesty.”

“President Trump is the last president who will ever have a chance to make the right decision on immigration.  After this, it’s over.”

“If he succeeds…he will be the president who saved the American nation, its character, its sovereignty, its core identity.  But if he fails, Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed America.”

Read more here:  http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-09-13.html

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Sep 15

Pat Buchanan on Trump’s Embrace of Amnesty

Patrick J. Buchanan’s column today considers the implications of President Trump’s deal with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to give amnesty to 800,000 “Dreamer” illegal aliens.  Like Pres. George H. W. Bush’s breaking his “Read my lips! No new taxes!” campaign promise, many Trump supporters see this deal as breaking a promise to halt the endless Third World invasion transforming America.

“If amnesty is granted for the 800,000, that will be but the first wave.”  Under our chain immigration rules, the amnestied Dreamers will bring in millions of mostly low-skilled relatives.

Read more here:  http://buchanan.org/blog/read-lips-moment-trump-127650

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Sep 14

Paul Ryan Secretly Blocks Border Wall

Pro-alien House Speaker Paul Ryan privately says there is little support among House Republicans for building the border wall sought by President Trump.  Ryan is a long-time supporter of amnesty, mass immigration, and the Chamber of Commerce cheap labor policies.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo explained Ryan’s failure to support border security: “The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want a wall…”

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/12/exclusive-paul-ryan-reportedly-says-no-chance-for-border-wall-at-private-dinner/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_content=links&utm_campaign=20170913

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