Immigration advocates often claim that the main reason that Central Americans come to the U.S. illegally is that they fear violence in their home countries. A study of El Salvadoran migrants indicates otherwise. Conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), it found that economic considerations were the main reason the Salvadorans left. Specifically, 48.2 percent of survey respondents said they left for better living conditions, and an additional 22.3 percent said they left in order to send remittances back to El Salvador. Only 16.3 cited insecurity as they reason for their departure.
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An Orange Country Superior court Judge ruled against California’s state law which imposes sanctuary policies on charter cities in the state. A charter city is one run by a charter adopted by local voters. Judge James Crandall ruled that the state law overrides the local control provided by the charters. He noted that “The operation of a police department and its jail is a city affair. For the state to say one size fits all for policing isn’t going to fit everyone.” The ruling was specifically for Huntington Beach, it applies to all 121 charter cities in California.
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During his speech at the United Nations President Trump denounced the ideology of globalism which proposes to erase national boundaries and encourage mass migration of peoples. He stated:
“America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism. . . . Each of us here is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on earth. That is why America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination.”
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Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) stated that “We haven’t given up the fight [to build a wall ion the Mexican border]. But if it keeps us from doing other things that are pretty important, like defending the country, then I think it’s a fight not worth having right now.” Cole is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.
Does Rep. Cole believe that securing our border is not national defense, while stationing American forces abroad to protect other countries’ borders is? Those who would like to inquire can call his Washington office at (202) 225-6165.
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Sharyl Attkisson, a writer for The Hill, notes that “criminal aliens” — offenders whose crimes don’t include immigration law violations — “make up a disproportionate number of inmates in our prisons and jails. Seeing the numbers, one might fairly deduce that they commit serious crimes at a significantly higher number than those in the U.S. legally.”
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Breitbart News reports that the U.S. House will vote on a resolution this week to condemn voting by illegal aliens in local elections. The resolution, introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), is in response to actions of several cities, including San Francisco and Boston, to provide this ballot option to illegal aliens. McCarthy observed that “These radical policies weaken the voting power of law-abiding Americans, including naturalized citizens.”
Breitbart notes that “[If] the Democrats oppose this measure en mass, as they are expected to, it will draw a clear contrast with Republicans ahead of the all-important midterm elections.”
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A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), citing U.S. Census Bureau for 2017, found that almost half of residents of the five largest U.S. cities (48.2 percent) speak a language other than English at home. Among other findings of the study:
“In 2017, a record 66.6 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) ages five and older spoke a language other than English at home. The number has more than doubled since 1990, and almost tripled since 1980. As a share of the population, 21.8 percent of U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home — roughly double the 11 percent in 1980.”
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The Trump Administration is planning to allocate $20 million in foreign aid funding to Mexico. The money would help the Mexican government deport Central Americans in Mexico, many of whom are trying to reach the United States. According to The New York Times, “The plan . . . is part of a broader push by the Trump Administration to redirect billions in foreign assistance to other priorities.”
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A class-action lawsuit accuses Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. of bias against American workers. It is one of seven lawsuits alleging that Tata and other IT (information technology) staffing companies are favoring foreign H1-B visa holders over qualified Americans. If these legal actions are successful, they could have a significant impact on IT employment.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. foreign-born population (legal and illegal immigrants) reached 44.5 million in July of 2017. This amounts to 13.7 percent of the population, or nearly one out of every seven U.S. residents. As recently as 1980, the ratio of foreign-born to native-born was just one out of sixteen. In recent years, the primary sources of immigration have been from non-Mexico Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
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