On Monday, President Obama met with members of the Technology CEO Council to discuss comprehensive amnesty legislation sought by high-tech executives in order to secure massive increases in guest-worker visas. Obama met with CEOs from companies including Dell, Xerox and IBM who claim there is a shortage of American high-tech workers — even though numerous studies show there is really a surplus.
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Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, nationally syndicated conservative talk show host Mark Levin gave a speech hitting President Obama’s executive amnesty open borders policies.
Said Levin: “Let me say this to you Mr. Obama, you may have a pen and you may have a phone…but we have the Constitution of the United States. And we, not you, we own that constitution, we own this country, and you Mr. Obama do not have any legitimate authority to fundamentally transform what does not belong to you.”
He added: “We are not a nation of immigrants we are a nation of citizens…. I’m sick and tired of the American citizen being demeaned and treated as second class citizens while anyone who crosses the border is treated as the most virtuous human being on the face of the earth.”
Posted 2/28/15 by Andrew Lewis
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On Friday, Donald Trump said that Obama’s executive amnesty would make the illegal immigration problem even worse, and said he would “knock it out and knock it out fast” if he were president.
Posted 2/28/15 by Andrew Lewis
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As Congress prepares to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, including Obama’s amnesty edicts, for at least another three weeks, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) objected strongly to the idea on Thursday:
“Is this to be the new normal? Congress must provide the president with the funds he wants, for any project he dreams up, no matter how illegal and unconstitutional? Is the power of the purse now a historical concept, never to be used again when it is needed most?”
Sessions charged that Obama “…has arrogated for himself the sole and absolute power to decide who comes to the United States, who lives in the United States, and who works in the United States.”
Posted 2/27/15 by Andrew Lewis
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Dan Cadman, a retired INS/ICE officer, describes the growing, dangerous flow of refugees and immigrants from Muslim nations where terror groups thrive in an article posted today at National Review Online entitled “Welcome, Terrorists! The U.S. is admitting too many immigrants from high-risk countries.”
Posted 2/26/15 by Andrew Lewis
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“Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has . . . framed the immigration debate as a struggle between American-born and foreign workers. . . . Sessions railed [that] for American citizens, the [Senate immigration bill] offered nothing except lower wages, higher unemployment, and a heavier tax burden.” – The Huffington Post, Roque Planas 2/17/15.
Fact Check: This article is typical of those seeking to put a positive economic spin on illegal immigration. It claims, for example, that illegal aliens don’t take jobs from Americans or drive down wages, and that they pay more into the system in taxes than they receive in public benefits.
The notion they don’t take Americans’ jobs stems from the mantra that they only take jobs Americans refuse to do. The reality is that with only a few exceptions, such agriculture, native-born Americans are the majority of workers in just about every job category. Thus when illegal foreign workers enter those occupations, they are taking jobs from American workers—usually those who are poor and unskilled—while also suppressing wage levels.
The claim they put more into the system than they take out isn’t factual either. Planas maintains it’s a myth that illegal aliens don’t pay taxes. Actually, no knowledgeable person claims this. They indeed pay sales taxes, property taxes when they rent places to stay, and sometimes federal income taxes. A little less than half of them, however, pay no federal income tax because their employers pay them under the table. And a large number avoid paying the full share of what they owe on their incomes by making false claims about the number of dependents they have.
Illegal aliens are not substantial taxpayers because on average they only have around a tenth-grade education. A study by the Heritage Foundation found that people with this level of education are net consumers of taxes rather contributors.
Planas tries to minimize the fiscal drain caused by illegal aliens by stating that they receive little welfare because they are not legally entitled to most assistance programs. He concedes that children of illegal aliens get welfare, but those born in the U.S. are counted as U.S. citizens, so he maintains that what they get should not be counted as a cost of illegal immigration. But that is a faulty analysis because the illegal parents of the children certainly benefit from payments to their children. And the children would not be here if the parents had not come here in the first place.
Planas also tries to claim an economic benefit from illegal aliens by citing their contributions to Social Security. The idea, he suggests, is that there is a Social Security treasury box that stores taxes paid into the system for future distribution to recipients. Illegal alien advocates maintain that illegal aliens will not receive in retirement what they contribute to this fund, so those contributions are a subsidy to the rest of us.
The flaw in this analysis is that there is no box with accumulated funds. As columnist Charles Krauthammer points out, the box just contains IOUs. The Social Security taxes go to for the current expenses of government, including Social Security. This being the case, illegal aliens are not accumulating funds for our retirement. Once again, what they contribute—specifically at the federal level—is less than what they take out in benefits.
Illegal immigration, however, does provide some economic benefits—most specifically to those already wealthy folks who aim to profit from it. They in turn encourage the media to spin tales about how it supposedly helps the rest of us.
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Senate Republicans have given in to the Democrats’ demand that they pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) without defunding the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional amnesty edicts. The GOP senators say they will offer a separate bill for defunding, but that bill will provide little leverage against the administration. Senate Democrats also demand that House Republicans go along with full funding of DHS, including money to carry out the edicts.
Read more at breitbart.com.
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Retired federal immigration officer Michael Cutler posts a detailed article today at FrontPage Mag entitled “Jeh Johnson’s Amnesty Lies” rebutting the claim that the Obama amnesty would somehow benefit national security. Mr. Cutler shows that, in fact, the amnesty would leave those aliens “in the shadows” who wish to remain “undocumented” while allowing other dangerous aliens to obtain government-issued ID as millions of aliens swamped an overwhelmed DHS.
Posted 2/24/15 by Andrew Lewis
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A federal judge appointed by President Obama has ordered the government to release illegals caught at the border since they “may have legitimate claims to asylum…” Almost the last halfhearted immigration law enforcement effort by the Obama administration — stopping illegals at or near the border — may now be ending.
Posted 2/23/15 by Margaret Hull
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A grieving Texas father told Breitbart Texas about the senseless murder of his son by an illegal alien who had been deported a number of times after convictions for violent crimes. Spencer Golvach was shot in the head on Jan. 31 while sitting in his car waiting for a stoplight to change. The violent illegal, Victor Manuel Reyes, went on a random shooting spree, killing two people and shooting at another couple before a deputy shot him to death.
You can read more of this sad story here: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/02/23/exclusive-my-son-is-dead-because-the-concept-of-borders-is-dead/
Posted 2/23/15 by Andrew Lewis
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