Sep 30

LA Attorney General Attacks Sanctuary Cities

In testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sharply criticized sanctuary cities. These are cities which violate federal law by refusing to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. In his testimony Landry stated that sanctuary policies “allow [illegal aliens] to commit crimes, then roam free in our communities.

Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.

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Sep 29

Journal Headline Distorts Study

More Misinformation from the Media:

Waves of immigrants coming into the U.S. in recent years have helped the economy over the long haul and had little lasting impact on the wages or employment levels of native-born Americans, according to one of the most comprehensive studies yet on the topic. . . . The study found that “over a long time horizon (75 years in our estimates),” the fiscal impacts of immigrants “are generally positive at the federal level and negative at the state and local levels.” – Immigration Does More Good than Harm to the Economy, Study Finds, The Wall Street Journal, Jeffery Sparshott, 9/22/16

Fact Check:  This article carries a false title because it notes the “good” immigration while largely ignoring the harm. The study, by the National Academy of Sciences, estimated that immigration increases the income of native-born Americans, primarily in business, by a total of $548.1 billion a year. But that gain comes largely at the expense of reduced wages for American workers. Contrary to Sparshott’s claim, the study found that competition from immigrants lowered their wages by an annual total of $493.9 billion.

This leaves a net gain of $54.2 billion a year, which still sounds impressive until one calculates that it amounts to only 0.31 percent of the annual increase in income for natives. This situation is morally reprehensible, because it amounts to what might be termed Robin Hood-in-reverse. It takes from the poor and gives to the rich.

But the costs don’t stop there. Immigrants on average use more in tax-paid services then they pay in taxes. The study estimates that this deficit is as high as $299 billion a year. Sparshott maintains, however, that within 75 years—according to projections of the report—the fiscal impact of today’s immigrants and their descendants are “generally positive.”

Actually, a fiscally positive outcome only occurs in four of eight scenarios that the study projects. The other four foresee deficits at the end of seventy-five years. In both cases, the projections derive from guesswork about future conditions. The positive outcome assumes that federal spending will be brought under control and that we will have an immigration policy which selects much more for skills than our current policy.

Will that happen? No one really knows. But in the meantime, in terms of what we can definitely measure, immigration is costing most Americans considerably. Those who benefit from it primarily are the profiteers of cheap labor—which explains why they and their friends in the media support mass immigration so fervently.

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Sep 29

WA Mall Shooter an Alien, But Voted in USA

Arcan Cetin, the immigrant who shot five people to death recently in Washington state, is not a U.S. citizen, but that did not stop him from voting illegally in three elections.  Cetin announced on Facebook his support for Hillary Clinton, so the MSM is not likely to report this story.

Read more here:  http://www.larslarson.com/burlington-wa-mall-shooter-not-citizen-voted-three-times/

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Sep 28

DHS: Refugee Fraud ‘Easy to Commit’

Refugee fraud is “easy to commit,” according to an internal memo of the Department of Homeland Security obtained by the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. The reason is that the Obama Administration has relaxed standards of screening in order to increase the number of refugees the U.S. accepts.

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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Sep 27

ICE Union Endorses Trump

The National ICE Council, the union that represents agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has endorsed Donald Trump for president. ICE Council President Chris Crane said that Trump supports enhanced interior enforcement and border control. He further stated that Hillary Clinton’s “radical plan” [of] “total amnesty plus open borders” . . . “would result in . . . the total gutting of interior enforcement, the handcuffing of ICE officers, and uncontrollable flood of illegal immigrants across U.S. borders.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Sep 23

German Patriot Flees Germany

Lutz Bachmann played a leading role in the PEGIDA movement in Germany. PEDGIDA staged peaceful mass rallies protesting the Islamization of Germany by mass immigration. Bachmann, however, now resides in the Canary Islands where he settled after fleeing persecution by the German government for his activities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has affirmed that she will impose mass immigration on Germany whether most Germans like it or not. Germany claims to be a democratic country which upholds the right of its citizens to govern themselves.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Sep 22

Jacoby Promotes Radicalism

More Misinformation in the Media:

The bombshell comes near the bottom of [Donald Trump’s] immigration paper entitled “immigration moderation.” The words he uses sound benign: “Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed and native workers.” What could be wrong with “moderation,” or even a “pause?” Lots. This is a radical position that would profoundly change America.

And according to a recent Gallup Poll, the public divides three to one – 74 percent in favor of increasing legal immigration or maintaining current levels, and just 25 percent for decreasing it. After all, most of us buy into the old ideal – we’re a nation of immigrants. . . . On the contrary, immigrants boost the U.S. economy. They’re twice as likely as native-born Americans to start businesses. – Donald Trump’s Single Worst Idea, New York Daily News, Tamar Jacoby, 8/19/15

Fact Check: For decades, the U.S. has had the highest sustained level of legal immigration in our history, averaging around a million immigrants a year. A high level of immigration may have made sense when we had an empty continent to populate, but not so now. What we have today is truly a radical policy, and moderation and a pause are long overdue.

Like many immigration enthusiasts, Jacoby would have us believe that our economic health somehow depends on a massive and unending flood of immigration. As one example, she repeats the tirelessly repeated claim of enthusiasts that immigrants are vastly more likely to start and run businesses than native-born Americans. It is a claim not supported by the Census Bureau which finds that immigrants and natives are self-employed at almost exactly the same rate. The truth of the matter is that immigrants are far more likely to receive welfare than start businesses, and are far more likely to receive welfare than natives.

If immigration is so enriching, then why has the U.S. middle class significantly declined since the current cycle of mass immigration took off in 1970? And why have our wage levels stagnated since then? Also, we might look at what has happened to California during that same interval. As the state with the highest number and percentage of immigrants, surely it would be an exemplar of prosperity today, In fact the opposite has happened. California has gone from being a solidly middle-class state to one with a classic Third World economic profile, relatively few wealthy people at the top and a great many poor at the bottom.

According to Gallup, a majority of Americans support the current level of immigration and even more. One reason is that many people surveyed probably don’t know how high that level is, and also they hear the media proclaim constantly that immigration is wonderful no matter what the numbers. Jacoby is wrong, however, when she claimed last year that 74 percent of Americans favored the status quo or wanted more immigration. The actual figure was 65 percent.

Since then the percentage wanting less immigration has gone up, while percentages wanting the current level or more have gone down. The latter two now are 59 percent. One reason is that the public is now starting to hear some critical analysis of legal immigration thanks to the Trump campaign. For too long, the slogan “nation of immigrants” has short circuited reasonable discussion of immigration policy. What we desperately need is immigration moderation for a nation of Americans.

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Sep 21

Texas Threatens to Leave Refugee Program

Texas has threatened to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program if the Obama administration does not address security concerns about screening for terrorism. Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, said that if the federal government does not address those concerns, Texas will “exit” the program. His statement came after the administration announced its plan to raise refugee admissions to 110,000 a year.

Read more at chron.com.

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Sep 20

DHS Allows Citizenship for Deportable Aliens

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allowed more than 800 illegal aliens to gain citizenship who should have been deported. DHS failed to check their fingerprints to determine their true identities. At least two of them have links to terrorism.

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

 

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Sep 19

McDonald’s Fires Americans and Hires H-lBs

McDonald’s, the fast food chain, has laid off 70 of its white-collar workers and replaced them with foreign workers with H-1B visas. Supporters of H-1B visas claim that they are necessary because U.S. companies can’t find enough qualified Americans to fill job openings.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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