Mar 23

Merkel Has No Moral Authority

More Misinformation from the Media:

The German chancellor is the only leader in Europe who even has a plausible claim to moral leadership. As a victim of Soviet communism, Merkel was always going to be listened to carefully on the question of morality. . . . But it was her unexpected decision to accept some one million refugees that established her moral credentials, especially since no other political leader has taken such a political risk. . . . For while this week’s election in the Netherlands may not be a permanent setback for Europe’s neo-nationalists, it should give comfort to those who worried that Trump’s victory in America would be contagious and that continental Europe was sure to catch the disease. – The Leader of the Free World Meets Donald Trump, Angela Merkel . . . the West’s last best hope, James Rubin, Politico 3/16/17.

Fact Check: Rubin is a former assistant secretary of state in the Bill Clinton administration. His praise of German Chancellor Merkel is a total inversion of reality, and it says as much about him—and his fellow American elites—as it does about Merkel.

To begin with, there is little that is moral about Merkel or her leadership. Far from being a victim of Soviet communism, she was one of its active participants. In Soviet-ruled East Germany she was a willing member of that regime’s communist youth organization.

That experience may have inclined Merkel to the totalitarian mindset she now displays with her open-door refugee policy. This irresponsible action, opposed by two-thirds of Germans, has allowed more than one million so-called refugees from the Middle East and North Africa to settle in Germany. This irresponsible action extends an invitation for millions and millions more to come, an outcome that portends the destruction of historic Germany and its replacement with an Islamic culture. Regarding this outcome as “the West’s last best hope” is a flight into lunacy.

In humanitarian terms, Merkel’s open door makes no sense. As even officials of the European Union acknowledge, most of the new arrivals are not genuine refugees, i.e., people fleeing persecution and violence—but economic migrants, people who simply wish to enjoy a better standard of living. If they  swamp Germany and other European countries, the conditions they eventually create there will be no better than the ones they fled.

The best strategy for alleviating world poverty is for wealthier countries to provide economic assistance to poor countries so that people there will be more inclined to remain where they are. With respect to refugees, a good idea to resettle them as close as possibly to their home countries. This would make more effective use of the money available for resettlement than the much more expensive option of admitting them to Western countries. It also makes it easier for those refugees, who so desire, to return home after conditions there have improved.

As for Merkel “leading the free world,” Germany leaves something to be desired with respect to freedom. Specifically, it is a country that restrains free speech, and Merkel has taken steps to silence public outrage against her “refugee” policy. Criticism of migrants can be labeled “hate speech,” and prosecuted. As German law enforcement eyes citizens who express dissent, it often ignores crimes by migrants against German citizens, including sexual assaults.

People are not truly free if they can’t freely express opposition to government policy. Merkel dismisses the concerns of migration opponents by calling them as “haters.” Yet truly it is she who hates her own country. One indicator of her attitude was the distain and contempt she displayed toward the German flag at a public meeting. Speaking bluntly, Merkel is a traitor to the country she leads, and treachery is hardly a qualification for moral leadership.   

So just what is her agenda? On occasions Merkel has attended meetings of the Bilderberger group. At these secretive meetings the political and financial elites of Western countries regularly come together. Many observers believe that they work to undermine national sovereignty and popular rule in pursuit of global governance. If that is the case, it certainly would explain Merkel’s behavior.

To any patriotic person, this sort of globalism is a disease, and the cure for it is a healthy dose of nationalism.                

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Mar 22

Study: U.S. Workers Are Majority

A common argument of mass immigration advocates is that we need immigrants to do jobs that Americans refuse to do. This implies that there are large segments of the U.S. economy where immigrants are the majority of workers. But a recent study by the Pew Research Center found that native-born citizens comprise the majority of workers in all U.S. industries.

Read more at pewresearch.org.

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Mar 21

6O Minutes Exposes H-1B Abuse

The CBS show 60 Minutes did an investigative report on how some U.S. companies are abusing the H-1B visa program by replacing their American workers with foreign workers admitted under the program. The reason is that they can pay the foreigners lower wages. As part of the report, 60 Minutes interviewed former Congressman Bruce Morrison, the author of the H-1B legislation. He stated, “I’m outraged. the H-B program has been hijacked, as the main highway to bring people from abroad and displace Americans.”

Read more at CBSNews.com.

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Mar 20

Sanctuary Cities Grow Despite Public Opposition

 

Even though most Americans strongly oppose the practice, a growing number of cities across the country are being pressured by left-wing groups and politicans to create so-called “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens.

Those jurisdictions provide sanctuary by prohibiting their local police departments from helping federal authorities enforce federal immigration laws.  As a result, many illegal aliens who commit crimes are released into the U.S. population after serving their sentences instead of being deported.

A new report shows sanctuary jurisdictions growing at an alarming rate. The Ohio Jobs and Justice Political Action Committee (OJJ) says there are now nearly 500 sanctuary cities. The group has been tracking sanctuary cities for more than 10 years.

The report said sanctuary cities grew to nearly 500 with the addition of 36 new locales in 2017, The Washington Times reported. Previous reports by other organizations have listed sanctuary jurisdictions at around 300.

“More will be coming,” Steve Salvi, founder of OJJ told the Washington Times. “A lot of communities now, there’s resolutions in the works and citizens groups encouraging city councils to pass them.”

A Harvard-Harris Poll released in February revealed that about 80 percent of American voters disapprove of sanctuary cities.  More than 50 percent support President Donald Trump’s executive order calling for denying federal grants to sanctuary cities.

“The public wants honest immigrants treated fairly and those who commit crimes deported and that’s very clear from the data,” said Harvard-Harris Co-Director Mark Penn.

Asked about the growing list of sanctuaries, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week that President Trump stands by his promise to deny taxpayer money to those cities and counties.

But he said it’s probably going to be up to local voters to force changes on their city and county politicians.

“At the end of the day, this is a question for mayors and council members at the local level who have to answer to the people that elected them with clearly a position that is not in keeping with what most Americans believe,” Mr. Spicer said.

The OJJ list is longer than several others that also track sanctuaries, and a number of counties and cities on the list dispute being included.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles deportations, says 279 municipalities refused to cooperate on at least one immigration case in fiscal year 2016.

Many Americans have been raped, killed, or robbed by illegal aliens who should have been deported but were freed by sanctuary cities.   As a candidate, President Trump showcased the many victims of illegal aliens during his campaign.

 

 

 

 

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Mar 20

Trump and California May Clash

President Trump and the state of California may be on a collision course over the issue of sanctuary policy, i.e., the policy of states and localities to refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to enforce immigration law against illegal aliens. The president has issued an executive order to cut federal funding to those jurisdictions. Meanwhile the California Senate is considering legislation by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-LA) to make California a sanctuary state.

Read more at sbsun.com.

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Mar 17

Mexico Affirms Its Own Sovereignty

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray affirmed the right of his country to control entry across its borders. His statement in Spanish was reported in the Mexican newspaper Excelsior. The following is the English translation:

“It is very clear. The policy of the admission to Mexico of persons of any country—Central Americans or of any other nationality—is defined by Mexico.

“That is the sovereign power of a country, and we are a sovereign country and we exercise our full sovereignty. Who decides who enters Mexico is Mexico and thus we will have to confront the problem.”

Unfortunately, the Mexican government doesn’t seem to think that the United States has the same right as a sovereign self-governing country.

Read more at excelsior.com.

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Mar 17

Immigrants Overwhelm U.S. Schools

Nearly one in four students in U.S. public schools in 2015 were from immigrant households, according to government data.  In 1980, that share was one in thirteen.

In a flood without precedent in American history, over 59 million aliens have been allowed to settle in the U.S. in the past five decades.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/16/report-record-immigration-transforming-americans-school-districts/

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Mar 17

Radical Judges Ignore Law

The latest two rulings by radical federal court judges that block President Trump’s executive order imposing a temporary halt to admissions of aliens from six terrorist hotbed nations disregard the law.

Read more here:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2017/03/16/as-judges-block-trumps-immigration-order-ninth-circuit-dissenters-rebel/#137cb0555074

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Mar 16

The Long Run Is Pure Speculation

More Misinformation rom the Media:

According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. . . . [It] found that in 2013, the total fiscal shortfall (calculated as the excess of government expenditures over taxes) was $279 billion for first generation immigrants and $109 billion for the second generation. These figures represent deficits to the local, state and federal budgets combined. . . . [But] there’s a lot of other information in the study that gives context to these figures—and shows that immigration has an overall positive impact on the U.S. economy in the long run. The report found that over 75 years, each immigrant represents $259,000 in net present value for federal, state and local governments. – Trump’s Claim that Immigrants cost Taxpayers Many billions of dollars a Year, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post Fact Checker 3/7/17.

Fact Check: It is inaccurate to suggest that the 75 year net fiscal benefit was the definite conclusion of the NAS report. It was only the result of a certain set of assumptions; other assumptions led to the conclusion of a long term fiscal loss. If this sounds like simple guesswork, that’s exactly what it is. And no one makes this point plainer than Harvard economist George Borjas. A recognized authority on the impact of immigration, Borjas was one of the panel members who produced the NAS report.

He stated, “I think there is an elephant in the room that the NAS report alludes to, but cannot bring itself to say out loud. So I will: All estimates of the long-run fiscal impacts are useless.”

He added, “Don’t be fooled by the [Congressional Budget Office] “experts who claim to know how taxes and expenditures will evolve over the next 75 years. Those same experts couldn’t even predict Obamacare enrollment just a few months ago. What do they really know about taxes and expenditures in the year 2075? . . .  Regardless of scenario, it’s obvious that low-skill immigrants impose a fiscal burden in the long run, but that immigrants with at least a college education are financially beneficial.”

Only a small share of immigrants under current policy are selected on the basis of skills and education. To a large extent, as one researcher noted, we have a policy of “importing poverty.” It is a policy certain to cause fiscal strain.

In any case, the fiscal liabilities of immigration recorded in the NAS study comes from a study of what is real and measurable. The fiscal assets cited, to reference Borjas again, are useless and indeed worthless speculation. If the Post writer understands this difference, she must surely hope that readers of the Post will not.

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Mar 15

Sanctuary Jurisdictions Face Huge Cuts

A report by the left-wing Center for American Progress found that 600 sanctuary cities, counties, and states could lose as much as $879 million in federal law enforcement grants if President Trump follows through with his intention to defund them because of their refusal to cooperate with federal efforts to enforce immigration law. The funding involves five major programs.

Read more at lifezette.com.

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