Dec 08

Seattle Times Manipulates and Misleads

More Misinformation from the Media:

America is a nation of immigrants and a welcoming land of opportunity. This increases the nation’s strength and stature. . . . Trump has said the 14th Amendment’s provision of citizenship to those born in the U.S. should not be denied to children of immigrants without documents. That echoes his selective application of religious freedom. Those who treasure the Constitution should reject a candidate who would pick and choose who receives its protections. – The Times Recommends: Hillary Clinton, the Only Choice for President, The Seattle Times, 10/7/16.

Fact Check: Pro-immigration propaganda almost always uses manipulative clichés and words to short circuit thinking—and this editorial is no exception. “Nation of Immigrants” is a prime example. Its common usage in the media goes far beyond the idea that immigration is one facet–among many others—of our national heritage. Rather, that usage is the brazen suggestion that immigration trumps every other consideration of what we are. And the more of it the better.

Thus, when someone suggests that excessive levels of immigration are endangering our national cohesion, depressing workers’ wages, and overburdening our infrastructure and resources, we’re not supposed to concern ourselves unduly. After all, we’re a nation of immigrants, and woe to anyone who suggests that there might be limits on the numbers we welcome “to our land of opportunity.” We are not supposed to consider—in this feel-good exercise—what impact a limitless flow of immigration might have on opportunities for native-born Americans and immigrants who have already settled here. Ignoring such concerns hardly promotes “the nation’s strength and stature.”

Contrary to the Times’ editorial it is hardly self-evident that the 14th Amendment guarantees birthright citizenship to the children of illegal aliens—the proper term for people who lack legal documents because they are breaking our laws. The amendment states for people born on U.S. soil are citizens, if also they are also under U.S. jurisdiction. This means more than simply being subject to U.S. laws, rather—as the authors of the amendment intended—jurisdiction refers to allegiance to the U.S.

The authors of the amendment specifically excluded members of Indian tribes from the scope of the amendment because at that time those tribes were regarded as nations separate from the U.S. Two Supreme Court rulings upheld this interpretation. A later one, however, found that children of legal immigrants, if born here, were citizens.

That latter finding helped to give rise to birthright citizenship. Even so, it does not imply that illegal immigrants, people who live here in defiance of our laws, are under our jurisdiction by way of allegiance. Accordingly, a number of legal scholars believe that ending birthright citizenship could be done by an act of Congress without violating the Constitution.

The mention of “religious freedom” in the editorial seems to refer to President-elect Trump’s comments about limiting Muslim immigration. It is an article of faith among immigration advocates that the Constitution forbids religious discrimination as to whom we shall admit as immigrants. Such thinking displays a woeful misunderstanding of the Constitution, which primarily concerns itself with the rights of American citizens. It does not grant foreigners equal opportunity to come here. It is a settled principle in U.S. law that the president and Congress can exclude classes of immigrants on grounds they deem fit.

If the editors of the Times really treasure the Constitution, they might take time to read it and find out what it really means.

 

 

 

 

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Dec 07

CA Politicians Vow to Defend Illegals

Pro-alien politicians in California promise that they will try to block all efforts of the in-coming Trump Administration to deport illegal aliens. Leaders of both houses of the state legislature have introduced legislation toward that end. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon stated, “We are telling the next administration and Congress: if you want to get to them, you have to go through us.”

Read more at reuters.com.

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Dec 07

Bill O’Reilly’s Take on Immigration

Fox TV personality Bill O’Reilly recently gave his opinions on immigration and the presidential election, as well as possible solutions.  While Mr. O’Reilly is far from an expert on immigration issues, given his large following, Real Clear Politics published a transcription of his thoughts Tuesday.  Here are some excerpts: 

“Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party had absolutely no interest in being responsible on the issue of people traveling to the USA illegally or even protecting Americans from vicious foreign criminals already here.  In fact, the far-left wing of that party actually wants open borders and blanket amnesty for the undocumented living all across the country..

Liberal zealotry sees America as a nation driven by white privilege and wants to flood the USA with new citizens, the fewer restraints the better.

Thus, Trump’s tough guy approach to enforcing immigration law propelled his campaign…

Read more here:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/12/06/oreilly_trump_won_because_americans_believe_theyre_being_conned_on_immigration.html

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Dec 06

Trump Voter Charges Are Plausible

The corporate media sharply attacked President-elect Trump for stating that significant numbers of illegal aliens voted in the recent presidential election. The New York Times called his statement “baseless and stunning.” Nevertheless, much evidence suggests that voter fraud, including voting by illegal aliens, is a big problem. In a recent article at Daily Caller, John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center summarized some of this evidence.

Read more at dailycaller.com.

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Dec 05

Supremacist Will Shun Inauguration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) says he will not attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration because of what he says is Trump’s “hatred, bigotry, and prejudice.” Gutierrez, one of the leading advocates of amnesty in the House, is a Latino supremacist who once stated that his one and only loyalty was to “the immigrant community.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Dec 05

Phony Asylum Claims Fuel Illegal Surge at Border

Nearly one in ten illegals crossing the southern border now claim asylum, using “magic words” to claim they fear their home country and turning a law meant to be a humanitarian lifeline into another path for illegal economic migrants.

Lax Obama administration policies have caused a major change over just the last five years, enticing ever-more migrants to exploit the loophole.  In 2010, less than 1% of aliens at the border requested asylum, now it’s 9% and growing.  The percentage is far higher for Central Americans, Haitians and virtually all except Mexicans.

Most claims for asylum are eventually rejected, and the alien is then supposed to be deported.  But because of a 2009 Obama administration policy change, the government no longer holds them while their cases are proceeding, allowing the aliens to disappear into the vast alien underworld in the U.S.

The illegals are being coached by friends and family or smugglers, who collect thousands of dollars per person for their efforts, on the “magic words” to put them on the asylum track, border officials say. The Mexican drug cartels control most of the human smuggling and have learned how to game the U.S. system to increase their smuggling success rate and profits.

In 2012, just 8,147 illegals asked for asylum.  That grew to 28,793 in 2014.  Just through the first 10 months of 2016 it has reached a staggering 46,628.

Congressional Republicans say the Obama 2009 policy change freeing asylum claimants is contrary to the intent of the law and could be reversed by the Trump administration.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/4/illegal-immigrants-seek-asylum-claim-fear-of-home-/

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Dec 02

Obama Admits: Most Support Borders

In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama stated, “It’s going to be important for Democrats and immigration-rights activists to recognize that for the majority of the American people, borders mean something.” Obama did not make it plain as to whether he was part of that majority.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Dec 02

Decline of America’s White Population Accelerating, Study Finds

The percentage of the U.S. population that is white has decreased from 79.6% in 1980 to 61.9% in 2014, while the Hispanic percentage has risen from 6.4% to 17.3% over the same time period.  There are growing signs that the rate of change is increasing, according to a new study from the University of New Hampshire.

Read more here:  http://thehill.com/homenews/news/308357-decline-of-americas-white-population-accelerating-study-finds

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Dec 01

Sun Times Twists Words

More Misinformation from the Media:

Maybe Cardinal Blase Cupich, and his compassionate, vocal embrace of immigrants, will rub off on Gov. Bruce Rauner. . . . Back home in Illinois, immigrants of many backgrounds remain anxious and fearful about a Donald Trump presidency. They need to hear from Rauner that he is on their side, ready to appeal for better judgement from his fellow Republican if Trump moves to enact the discriminatory policies he talked up on the campaign trail. . . . Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago aldermen and members of Congress from the Chicago area have vowed to do all they can to keep law-abiding immigrants safe. Rauner would be wise to do the same. It’s what leaders do. – Can Immigrants, Fearful of Trump, Look to Rauner, Chicago Sun Times, Editorial Board, 11/18/16.

Fact Check: This editorial is an excellent example of the verbal sleight-of-hand and word twisting that illegal alien advocates commonly employ. To illustrate, it strongly suggests that advocacy for illegal aliens is the “compassionate” position. But what of compassion for disadvantaged Americans whose jobs they take and whose wages they depress? Do their lives matter?

Other potential recipients of compassion are foreigners who patiently wait in line to come here legally, only to see other foreigners illegally cutting in line in front of them. Or there might be some sympathy for the broad mass of American citizens who value their country’s rule of law.

Most interesting too is how the editorial refers to illegal aliens as “immigrants,” thus ignoring their lawbreaking while suggesting that there is no difference between them and people who come here legally. Then there’s the claim that enforcing laws against illegal immigration is somehow “discriminatory.”

What the Sun Times editors are doing here is a common tactic of illegal alien advocates, namely trying to link the word “discrimination” to immigration law enforcement, and thereby use the association of that word with the laws that once applied against black Americans. This comparison is absurd because it equates citizens and noncitizens. Citizens have rights that noncitizens don’t have. And specifically, noncitizens have no right to live here illegally. If American citizenship has any significance, this is proper discrimination. When illegal alien advocates suggest otherwise, they are suggesting that our citizenship is insignificant—which certainly implies that our country is too.

Further indicative of this mentality is the Sun Times’ reference to illegal aliens as “law-abiding immigrants.” Clearly the implication is that the immigration laws that illegal aliens break aren’t even worthy of acknowledgement. Once again the underlying assumption is that there’s no real distinction between Americans and foreigners. But even if one believes that immigration laws don’t matter, they are not the only statutes that illegal aliens break. To remain in the U.S., they commonly break a number of other laws.

Those with jobs are breaking employment law and they usually do by using false identities—another legal violation. Sometimes those identities are stolen from Americans, which causes distress for those citizens. About half of employed illegal aliens are paid under the table, which means they are practicing tax evasion. And those who do pay, in more than a few instances, claim fraudulent deductions.

It’s is so unfortunate that the Sun Times and other elite media outlets twist words and truth. But that’s what our leading propagandists do.

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Dec 01

Sen. Graham Seeks to Save Obama Amnesty Edict

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Senate’s leading GOP advocate for amnesty and mass immigration, on Wednesday said he will offer legislation to give legal status to the illegal aliens previously given work permits and stays of deportation by Obama executive order: “I’m going to introduce legislation with my Democratic colleagues and my Republican colleagues that would continue the legal status of the DACA kids, he told reporters.

President-elect Trump pledged during the campaign to nix Obama’s executive orders, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

“If he [Trump] repeals it then we ought to immediately pass legislation to extend their legal status,” Sen. “Gramnesty” said.

Read more here:  http://thehill.com/latino/308146-graham-to-roll-out-extension-of-obama-immigration-program

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