Apr 25

GOP Caves On Lynch Nomination, Obama’s Illegal Amnesty

GOP Senators, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, gave Obama’s amnesty edicts a big boost by helping confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, despite her testimony she would enforce Obama’s amnesty policies, not the immigration laws.  McConnell had promised last year, while seeking reelection, that he would oppose any A.G. nominee that supported Obama’s unconstitutional executive lawmaking and refusal to enforce the nation’s immigration laws. Ten Republican senators voted with the Democrats to make the leftist Lynch the new Attorney General; ten additional Republicans voted to end debate on the nomination which allowed McConnell to bring it to a vote.

Read more by legal expert Andrew McCarthy here:  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417467/disgraceful-republican-cave-loretta-lynch-andrew-c-mccarthy

Posted 4/25/15 by Margaret Hull

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Apr 25

New Report: Wages Fell As Immigration Grew

The average U.S. income from the bottom 90% of tax filers dropped as the immigration rate grew over the last 43 years, according to a new congressional report.

In a report to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service found the average reported income from the bottom 90% of tax filers dropped from 1970’s $33,621 down to $30,980 in 2013. The report noted the 43-year period saw a 7.9% decline in average income.  During the same time frame, the estimated immigrant population in the U.S. increased from 9.74 million to approximately 41.3 million, an increase of 324.5%.

Source:  http://www.latinpost.com/articles/49683/20150425/immigration-reform-news-today-wages-declined-population-increased-congressional-report.htm

Posted 4/25/15 by Andrew Lewis

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Apr 24

Census Bureau: Immigration Will Have Massive Impact

The Census Bureau forecasts that if current immigration policies remain in place, immigrants within the next eight years will account for almost 15 percent of the population, a total of 51 million people. This would be the highest percentage and number ever in our history. In 1990, immigrants were just 7.9 percent of the population, totaling 20 million. If current trends continue, our present population of 320 million will grow 417 million by 2060. Immigrants and their descendants will account for 75 percent of that growth.

Read more at cis.org .

 

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Apr 23

Factcheck Needs to Check Itself

A new TV spot claims Americans will be “stuck with the tax bill” for President Obama’s order giving legal status to millions of immigrants. What bill? Those immigrants will produce more in taxes than they will consume, according to the very authority cited by the ad’s sponsor. — Factcheck.org, 4/10/15

Fact Checker: Factcheck is a website that checks the accuracy of statements made by individuals and organizations. Recently an ad sponsored by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) stated that presidential contenders aren’t talking about the “tax implications” of President Obama’s unilateral offer of amnesty to as many as five million illegal aliens. The ad noted that those who get legal status under his edict can collect, over a ten year period, a total of $1.7 billion in tax refunds for work they did prior to the edict if they filed a tax return.

The ad cited projections of the Congressional Budget Office as the source of its statement. And Factcheck agrees that this statement is accurate. Nevertheless, it says that the ad practiced “distortion,” by omitting the projection of the Budget Office that the amnesty, over a ten-year period, would provide a net gain for the Treasury. This criticism fails on two counts.

First, the purpose of the ad is to focus on how outrageous it is to reward illegal aliens retroactively as well as grant them future benefits. This point can stand alone, without reference to the larger fiscal picture. Even if amnesty does yield a net benefit, that does not absolve this particular provision from criticism.

Secondly, Factcheck is practicing distortion when it cites the Budget Office’s time frame of ten years to show a net gain in taxes. If the Obama amnesty is allowed to stand, its beneficiaries almost certainly will become official permanent residents, and thus eligible when they reach the ages of eligibility to receive benefits from Medicare and collect Social Security checks. But given the relatively young age of most potential amnesty recipients today, the great majority will be working and paying taxes a decade after amnesty, rather than drawing from those programs.

The full accounting will not be done until they all reach retirement age. And at that point the amnesty undoubtedly will prove to be a net loss. On average, most illegal aliens hold jobs that pay below average incomes which means they most likely will draw far more from those two entitlement programs than they contributed.

Factcheck needs to check all the facts before accusing others of “distortion.” The CAPS ad rendered a true public service by highlighting the high cost and questionable provisions of Obama’s amnesty edict.

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Apr 22

White House Calls Illegals ‘Americans-in-Waiting’

On its official website, the White House posted the following title in reference to illegal aliens: “Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting.” Cynics suggest that the White House views them first and foremost as Democrats-in-Waiting.

Read more at twitchy.com.

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Apr 21

Scott Walker Takes Strong Position on Immigration

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects of both illegal and legal immigration.  This makes him the first declared or potential candidate to go beyond opposing amnesty and calling for a secure border.  Walker told TV host Glenn Beck that his past support for amnesty changed after he went to the border and discussed the issue in depth with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

On the issue of massive legal immigration levels, he said: “…the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages…”

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/20/scott-walker-lays-out-pro-american-worker-stance-on-immigration/

Posted 4/21/15 by Andrew Lewis

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Apr 19

‘An Undocumented Immigrant Is Not A Criminal’ Says CA Attorney General

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, pandering to the far left and the Hispanic bloc vote, this week declared “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”  While the statement is false, since illegally entering and remaining in the U.S. is a federal crime, as a practical matter it may as well be true with President Obama refusing to enforce the immigration laws and leftist politicians like Kamala Harris in control of government in California.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/04/18/undocumented-immigrant-not-a-criminal-proclaims-ca-chief-law-officer-kamala-harris/

Posted 4/18/15 by Andrew Lewis

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Apr 18

Bad News for Obama Amnesty Edict at Appeals Court?

There were few positive signs for the Obama administration Friday as Obama’s executive actions on immigration were debated at a federal appeals court.  During more than two hours of oral argument before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Obama’s own statements were used by one of the three judges to put a Justice Department lawyer on the defensive.

By the time the court session concluded, it appeared likely that the judges will rule, 2-1, against the Obama administration’s request for a stay of the district court injunction barring Obama from going forward with his amnesty edict.  

Source:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/17/politico-bad-news-for-obamas-executive-amnesty-at-appeals-court/

Posted 4/18/15 by Margaret Hull

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Apr 17

Bush Calls Amnesty ‘Rational [and] Thoughtful’

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush said in New Hampshire that giving illegal aliens “earned legal status” is “rational [and] thoughtful.” Last year he stated that illegal immigration is “an act of love.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Apr 17

Gutierrez Promotes ‘Emergency’ Card for illegals

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is promoting an “emergency card” for illegal aliens which advises them of ways to avoid deportation. He said it will be helpful to them when, he hopes, President Obama’s offer of legal status to five million illegal aliens is allowed to go into effect. Currently a federal court is restraining it. Gutierrez by all appearances is a Latino supremacist. He once stated that his only loyalty was to the “immigrant community.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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