Oct 24

More Central American Illegals May Be Coming

A new wave of illegal aliens from Central America may be coming, according to Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. Rodriguez says the federal government is preparing for “another potential surge.”

Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.

 

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Oct 23

USA Today Sugarcoats ‘Diversity’

While this second wave [of immigration] brings tensions and battles over school districts, religion, public spaces, law enforcement and affordable housing, it also brings new energy: The immigrants have higher birth rates, ensuring a steady supply of workers for future generations. They bring new role models, new foods and traditions, new sports, a tremendous entrepreneurial energy and, perhaps most significantly, intact, religiously devout families that place a heavy emphasis on education. – USA Today, “Second Wave of Immigration Lifts Diversity to Record High” by Gregg Topo and Paul Overberg, 10/21/14

Fact Check: The passage above is typical of the corporate media cheerleading for mass immigration. The elites of America want more immigration for profits and power, so their mouthpieces in the media try to sugarcoat the resulting “diversity” to keep the rank and file of Americans from becoming upset about their displacement by “diversity.”

The passage employs a common tactic of this kind of writing. Because the downsides of excessive immigration are impossible to ignore, the writers acknowledge them, but only as a dismissive introduction to the cheerleading and sugarcoating.

Just a little analysis exposes this hype. To begin, we might inquire why high birth rates and more foreign workers are necessarily a good thing. Our rapidly rising population, largely driven by immigration, is on target to reach 401 million in the next 35 years, an increase of almost 25 percent over the current population of 317 million. Could this rise have a negative impact on crowding, resource depletion, and the environment? We can be sure that USA Today isn’t going to ask or answer.

And do we really need so many more foreign workers when immigration is already suppressing the wage levels of American workers, particularly those who are already poor and disadvantaged? Also, many indicators suggest that demand for labor will decline as machines do more of our work. A study done at Oxford University predicts that automation will replace almost half of U.S. jobs during the next twenty years.

Yes, immigrants are bringing new traditions, but are all of those traditions good? To cite an example, should we welcome the habits of immigrants from countries where the rule of law is much less respected than here? As their numbers grow, will we be able to assimilate them to our way of thinking?

Immigrants are not, on average, more entrepreneurial than native-born Americans, contrary to the stereotype suggested by USA Today. About the same percentage of natives and immigrants are self-employed. Immigration also shifts attitudes against free enterprise. Hispanics, almost 60 percent of whom are immigrants or second generation, have a strongly negative view of capitalism.

USA Today’s image of “intact . . . devout families,”—one commonly associated with Hispanics—is flawed, as evidenced by the 53 percent illegitimacy rate among them, compared with the national average of 41 percent. Also, the Hispanic abortion rate slightly exceeds the national average.

The USA Today article provides little analysis and insight because that was not its purpose. Like many “mainstream” articles on immigration these days, the aim was to pitch feel-good fantasy to hide unpleasant reality.

 

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Oct 23

Scott Brown: De-Fund Obama Amnesty Edict

Senate candidate Scott Brown says Congress should cut off funds for any attempt by President Obama to give amnesty to illegal aliens by executive order.

Source:  http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/23/Scott%20Brown-Take-Away-the-Funds-For-Executive-Amnesty

Posted 10/23/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 23

The High-Tech/Government Scheme to Depress Wages and Import Guest Workers

By Jim Gillespie

Word on the (Wall) street is that IBM, after 10 straight quarters of declining revenue, is gearing up for another wholesale “resource action,” where a large percentage of its employees will be “R.A.’ed” out of existence. Curiously, during their most recent layoff binge, earlier this year, the company announced that they had some 3,000 jobs they were trying to fill.

IBM’s partner in crime, Cisco, has just completed its own 6,000-employee cut, hoping to appease the stockholders by offering up human sacrifices to the Almighty (dollar). For its part, that company announced, in the same breath and with no discernible hint of irony, that they were also in the midst of hiring hundreds more new employees to take the place of the dear departed.

In the same open letter to employees back in July when he announced 13,000 layoffs, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella—a native of Hyderabad, India—promised that “new hires will be made.”

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So what gives? Why are high-tech outfits throwing out with one hand and scooping up with the other? Indeed, how can they afford to do it? (IBM expects to shell out $600 million to slough off its unwanted bodies in their upcoming round of layoffs.)

Think H-1B. That’s the magic word in the industry, the earnest prayer offered up by every billionaire CEO from Silicon Valley to RTP. Give us more H-1B visas. Already, guest workers with H-1Bs fill two-thirds of job vacancies in the high-tech industry. Yet CEOs like SAS Institute’s Jim Goodnight continuously beat the drum for more. “We need immigrants,” Goodnight flatly stated at a recent Chamber of Commerce confab. This is spite of the well-documented fact that there is in fact no shortage of native-born candidates for these jobs. By the industry’s own reckoning, their requests for more guest worker visas would exceed all the job openings each year by a full fifty percent. It is not more workers Goodnight and his cronies want. It is cheaper workers.

The average salary of computer professionals in this country has not risen an iota in 15 years, while CEOs’ salaries have risen 876 percent since the late 1970s. The average CEO now makes 273 times what the average employee makes.

And still the richest of the rich scheme to depress workers’ salaries even more. A massive collusion on the part of some of the biggest high-tech companies in Silicon Valley has been uncovered, where executives of Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe have agreed to pay fines of more than $300 million for illegally agreeing not to hire each other’s employees away.  The resulting depression of programmers’ and engineers’ wages has tied in very nicely with the ever-present chorus of demands for more H-1Bs.

The goal of this big business-government combine is all too clear. Keep wages low, freeze out native workers, import foreign workers, fatten the bank books of CEOs, and inch ever closer to the one-world dream of the elites in both political parties.

 

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Oct 22

Obama Has Already Ended Deportations of Most Illegals

Democrat activist and strategist Simon Rosenberg said Tuesday that even before President Obama issues his post-election executive order giving “temporary” legal status (including work permits) to millions of illegal aliens, the threat of deportation already has been removed through the administration’s policy of not enforcing immigration law.

In remarks at an immigration conference at Georgetown University Law Center, Rosenberg said: “…the president has fundamentally altered the system to essentially have removed the threat of deportation over virtually every undocumented immigrant in the country already.” Under Obama’s DHS 2011 “prosecutorial discretion” guidelines, “The government of the United States no longer wants to deport people from the interior without criminal records.”

Source:  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/dem-strategist-admits-obama-already-has-removed-threat-deportation-most

Posted 10/22/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 21

Time to End Birthright Citizenship

Attorney Howard W. Foster, in an article in The National Interest Monday, presents the case for abandoning the strange “birthright citizenship” rule under which the children of illegal aliens born on U.S. soil are held to be U.S. citizens. He notes that birthright citizenship means a lifetime of publicly funded benefits for the children, and at age eighteen, the right to sponsor their parents for lawful permanent residency.

“It is estimated that up to 400,000 babies are born in this country each year to mothers here illegally. In some Texas hospitals, they account for 70 percent of births.”

“The most bizarre aspect of this law is that Congress has never passed it, and the country was never allowed to weigh in on the issue. It has simply evolved from an 1898 Supreme Court decision (U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark) concerning a lawful permanent resident. To this day, there has never been a statute or court decision providing for birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants…”

Source:  http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-gop-must-stop-legal-birthright-11503

Posted 10/21/14 by Margaret Hull

 

 

 

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Oct 20

Boehner Spokesman: Amnesty Edict ‘Unacceptable’

Kevin Smith, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), said that Boehner informed President Obama that the amnesty edict he plans to issue is “unacceptable.” Boehner has supported amnesty in the past, but has insisted that it be passed lawfully by Congress.

Read more at breitbart.com.

 

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Oct 20

Obama Administration Seeks Bids for Millions of Alien IDs

Quietly preparing for Obama’s promised post-election mass amnesty edict, his U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be seeking bids from vendors capable of producing as many as 9 million ID cards for aliens in one year.

Source:  http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/19/Exclusive-Obama-Admin-Quietly-Prepares-Surge-Of-Millions-Of-Immigrant-IDs

Posted 10/20/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 19

Obama Waives Law, Admits one-hundred thousand Haitians

In yet another down payment on his executive immigration “reform” promised once the elections are out of the way, President Obama on Friday announced that around 100,000 Haitians would be allowed to enter the U.S. in a few months, rather than in two years as required by the immigration law.

Source:  http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/10/18/obama-quietly-begins-unilateral-immigration-reform/

Posted 10/18/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Oct 18

95% of Deported Illegals Under Obama Were Criminals

President Obama has kept one promise: his administration only deports illegals if they are convicted criminals or repeat immigration violators, shows a report released Thursday from the pro-alien Migration Policy Institute. The report found that 95% of the illegals deported from 2009 to 2013 met those Obama priorities, meaning that only about 77,000 of the 1.6 million illegal aliens removed by ICE over the last five years were rank-and-file illegals without known prior criminal history.

The MPI researchers noted that the “humane” Obama non-enforcement policy that reduced the “climate of fear and uncertainty” had added to the total illegal immigrant population by nearly eliminating the risk that most illegals will be deported.

Source:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/16/obamas-deportation-policy-leaves-most-illegal-immi/

Posted 10/18/14 by Andrew Lewis

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