Apr 21

Trump Disappoints on DACA

President Trump has disappointed many of his supporters by failing to end the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens who are designated “Dreamers.” In addition to that, the administration is still allowing new applicants to sign up for the amnesty which allows them to remain in the U.S. and receive work permits. As Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, observed, “During the campaign, now-President Trump had said he was going to end [DACA] on day one because [it was] an unconstitutional action by [President Obama]. And of course he’s right, it’s illegal. And they’ve done nothing to it. They’ve done absolutely nothing.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Apr 20

Race Card Sharks Play Their Hand

More Misinformation from the Media:

The connection between the Trump Administration and white nationalist language and rhetoric has become stunningly clear in the first 100 days of his term in office. This makes this administration the greatest threat to Latinos in generations. . . . Attorney General Jeff Beauregard Sessions delivered a speech on the border. . . .  He decried “criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poisons and other human beings across our borders. . . . “

Curiously, the prepared speech hosted on the Department of Justice website included a sentence that he left out of his remarks. The sentence reads, “It is here, on this sliver of land, where we take our stand against this filth. . . . Sure, you could say he was technically referring to drugs and criminal gangs. But this is the same border thousands try to cross. . . . Why should a statement conflate the border with ‘filth.’ . . . The groups that propelled Trump to the presidency are no less aware of the significance of this language and the cues it relays in communicating their values. — Opinion: The Border, ‘Filth’ and White Nationalism, Stephen A. Nuno, NBC News, 4/12/07

Fact Check: The hysteria of this article is truly astounding. Is President Trump really “the greatest threat to Latinos in generations?” Certainly this doesn’t apply to the great majority of Latinos who are citizens and legal residents. The president has made it clear on a number of occasions that he considers Latino citizens to be as American as anyone else. And he has never said anything to disparage legal Latino immigrants.

Trump’s problem is with illegal aliens, many of whom are Latino, but certainly not all. The president has a particular disregard for those among them who greatly harm innocent Americans, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, feels the same way. The word “filth” in its context refers to such criminals as rapists, murders, and drug smugglers. Nuno concedes this is “technically” correct, and offers no reasons—other than his unfounded suspicions—as to why it isn’t correct period. Admittedly, it sounds harsh to call them filth, but many would say that an expression of official outrage against these crimes by uninvited foreigners is long overdue.

The real false conflating here is what Nuno tries to do when he conflates concern about lawlessness with racial and ethnic hostility. Typically, as many people on his side do, he plays the “race card” to divert attention from the wholesale violation of our immigration laws.

And do some of these card players have a racial agenda of their own? Quite often it seems so. Genuine white nationalists are pretty scarce in modern America, and they have little clout or influence. That is not the case, however, with what one might legitimately describe as “Latino supremacists,” i.e., Latinos who view unchecked illegal immigration as a means to build up the political clout of their group at the expense of other Americans. This lawless quest for power is the essence of supremacism and the antithesis of respect for civil rights.

Latino supremacists have a number of powerful advocacy groups to promote their interests. These organizations receive large sums of money from corporations and foundations. One example is the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). La Raza in Spanish means “the Race.” It usually receives favorable coverage in the media. Often the media refer to the spokesmen of such outfits as “civil rights advocates.” The absurdity is overwhelming. What they really are is race card sharks who deal from a stacked deck.

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Apr 19

Trump Calls for H-1B Reform

President Trump has issued an executive order calling for reform of the H-1B visa program. This program now enables U.S. companies to avoid hiring qualified American workers by letting them hire for foreign workers to whom they often pay lower wages than U.S. workers would receive. The president affirmed that this practice is “wrong.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Apr 18

Removal Ruling Stands

The Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving expedited removal of illegal aliens. The case involved the ruling of the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals which held that non-citizens denied asylum do not have a Constitutional right through due process to appeal that denial. By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court allowed the lower court ruling to stand. Immigration control activists praised the ruling, saying that it would help to prevent illegal aliens from using false asylum claims to avoid removal.

Read more at reuters.com.

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Apr 17

Hungarian PM Sounds Easter Warning

In his Easter address Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban affirmed that mass immigration threatens Europe’s identity, particularly its Christian heritage. He stated, “Today we live in a time when international politics is a battlefield. The independence and freedom of European nations are at stake. And at the center of the battlefield is migration. . . .  [W]e want to preserve the foundations. We do not want parallel societies , we do not want population exchanges, and we do not want to replace Christian Civilization with a different kind.”

Orban also expressed strong criticism for billionaire currency speculator George Soros for supporting mass immigration. Said the prime minister, “George Soros must not be underestimated: he is a powerful billionaire of enormous determination who, when it comes to his interests, respects neither God not man. . . . [He] is spending endless amounts of money to support illegal immigration. He wants to keep the pressure on Hungary: the county which expects even the likes of George Soros to obey its laws.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Apr 16

Millions of Aliens Illegally Registered to Vote in U.S.

As many as 2.2 million non-citizen immigrants in the U.S. are likely illegally registered to vote, according to a report by a non-profit research organization.

James Agresti of the non-profit research group Just Facts said that of the estimated 12 million illegal aliens living in the U.S., as many as  800,000 to 2.2 million are likely registered to vote.

His findings were  bolstered by The National Hispanic Survey survey conducted by McLaughlin and Associates to gauge the opinions of Hispanics living in the U.S. on a wide range of issues.  A shocking 13 percent of admitted non-citizen Hispanic respondents in the survey said they were registered to vote.

“Contrary to the claims of many media outlets and so-called fact-checkers, this nationally representative scientific poll confirms that a sizable number of non-citizens in the U.S. are registered to vote,” Agresti said.

Agresti said applying the 13 percent figure from the survey to 2013 U.S. Census numbers for non-citizen Hispanic adults would amount to 1.5 million illegally registered Latinos.

In 2013, the Census reported that 11.8 million non-citizen Hispanic adults lived here.

As the nation’s immigrant population grows, both legal and illegal, the issue of non-citizens voting illegally has caught the attention of political party organizations. Aliens tend to vote Democratic rather than Republican.

In 2014 two professors at Old Dominion University and one at George Mason University collaborated to produce the first data-driven analysis of non-citizen voting, relying on the biennial Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), headquartered at Harvard University, with polling by YouGov.

Relying on the CCES responses to citizenship questions, the ODU team estimated that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in the 2008 election. They estimated a range as low as 38,000 and as high at 2.8 million.

The 2013 Hispanic Survey by McLaughlin and Associates confirms the ODU study. The Hispanic Survey’s 13 percent registration rate is right in line with what the CCES data indicates in multiple elections.

Agresti said the ODU study found that in 2008, 2010 and 2012, anywhere between 14.5 percent and 15.6 percent of self-declared non-citizen adults were registered to vote.

In other words, the CCES and National Hispanic Survey came to similar conclusions even though they are based on different sample sizes and methodologies.

 

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Apr 14

Maryland Rejects Sanctuary Status

A bill to make Maryland a sanctuary state failed to pass the State House. Sanctuary advocates in Maryland had hoped that the legislation would be a challenge to the Trump Administration’s anti-sanctuary policy. The case in the state of an illegal alien charged with raping a 14-year-old school girl helped to sway sentiment against the legislation.

Read more at www.washingtontimes.com.

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Apr 13

NYT Pushes Mexican Propaganda

More Misinformation from the Media:

The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the past 170 years, turned into a scar. . . [There is] the need to nourish a debate on the true history of a war the United States has conveniently forgotten or camouflaged and which now, more than ever, should be honestly remembered as it was. It’s a matter of an enormous crime, which leads to a question: how much prosperity of the United States stems from the development of territories originally inhabited by Mexicans and ripped away from Mexico through an invasion and a war of territorial conquest. – Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?, The Opinion Pages, The New York Times, Enrique Kruse.

But the best and most just reparation would be American immigration reform that could open the road to citizenship for the descendants of those Mexicans who suffered the unjust loss of half their territory.

Fact Check: This article by Mexican Enrique Krauze basically maintains that the United States owes Mexico a tremendous debt for the alleged injustice of the Mexican War. And to help pay off that debt, Kruse recommends that the United States grant amnesty to illegal aliens from Mexico.

Krause relies on the false historical narrative that the Big Bully, the United States, picked a war with poor defenseless Mexico in order to seal her territory. A good corrective to this narrative is Blood Over Texas by Stanford H. Montalgne.

After Mexico won her war of independence from Spain in 1821, the Mexicans laid claim to the territories north of the Rio Grande formerly claimed by Spain. This was sparsely-inhabited land where more Indians lived than Hispanic people, and many of the latter had little sense of identity with the new country of Mexico.

The Mexican government want to populate the territory of what became Texas, but few of their people wanted to go there for fear of Indians. As a solution the Mexican government invited Americans to come in and settle. To entice them it offered them various freedoms and rights. Many Americans took them up on the offer.

Things went well until the Mexican dictator Santa Anna came to power. He revoked the rights previously granted the Texans, both Anglo and Hispanic, which caused them to revolt. Acting as a bully, Santa Anna led an army north to crush them. But the Texans managed to defeat his forces and gain their independence. That was in 1836, and nine years later Texas opted to join the United States.

These events set the stage for the Mexican-American War. Still smarting from their defeat in Texas, the Mexicans looked for revenge. They wanted war, and they believed they could win it. One reason was that their regular army was significantly larger than the American regular army and more combat experienced. Also they believed that impending conflict between the U.S. and Great Britain would divide American forces.

There was a clash on the border. War followed, and it did not go well for Mexico. At the end of the conflict, the Mexicans ceded their claim to territories west of Texas to the coast of California. Many of the inhabitants, particularly California were happy to be rid of Mexican misrule. As part of the treaty ending the war Mexico accepted $15 million from the U.S. With that payment—which the Mexicans could have refused on principle—Mexico relinquished any claim to the northern territories.

The claim that Mexico would be better off economically today if it had those territories is belied by the fact that much land in Mexico is just as rich in resources as those northern lands. The poverty of  Mexico stems from authoritarian rule and a culture of corruption, rather than a lack of resources.

Mexican elites prefer this status quo, and to prevent revolutionary pressures from changing it, they promote the movement of their poor people to the United States in defiance of our immigration laws. One those elites is multi-billionaire Carlos Slim. By interesting coincidence, Slim is the top shareholder of The New York Times. Could this be one reason why the Times runs blatant Mexican propaganda like the article by Mr. Kruse?

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Apr 12

Sessions: ‘Catch and Release’ Over in Trump Era

Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared “a new era” in immigration law enforcement on Tuesday, saying his Justice Department will take an active role in stemming illegal immigration by bringing stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers.  

“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” Mr. Sessions said during a visit to the border at Nogales, Arizona.  “The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our laws, and the catch and release policies of the past are over.”

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/11/justice-dept-end-catch-and-release-immigration-pol/

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Apr 11

Higher Crime in Sanctuary Cities

Advocates of sanctuary cities often cite a study by university researchers in California and Iowa which claims that crime rates are not higher in in those cities. That was the official conclusion of the study. But WorldNetDaily found that the data gathered for the study actually indicate that crime rates are higher in sanctuary cities, where authorities shield illegal aliens from immigration law enforcement.

Read more at wnd.com.

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