Mar 17

Immigrants Overwhelm U.S. Schools

Nearly one in four students in U.S. public schools in 2015 were from immigrant households, according to government data.  In 1980, that share was one in thirteen.

In a flood without precedent in American history, over 59 million aliens have been allowed to settle in the U.S. in the past five decades.

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Mar 17

Radical Judges Ignore Law

The latest two rulings by radical federal court judges that block President Trump’s executive order imposing a temporary halt to admissions of aliens from six terrorist hotbed nations disregard the law.

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Mar 16

The Long Run Is Pure Speculation

More Misinformation rom the Media:

According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. . . . [It] found that in 2013, the total fiscal shortfall (calculated as the excess of government expenditures over taxes) was $279 billion for first generation immigrants and $109 billion for the second generation. These figures represent deficits to the local, state and federal budgets combined. . . . [But] there’s a lot of other information in the study that gives context to these figures—and shows that immigration has an overall positive impact on the U.S. economy in the long run. The report found that over 75 years, each immigrant represents $259,000 in net present value for federal, state and local governments. – Trump’s Claim that Immigrants cost Taxpayers Many billions of dollars a Year, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post Fact Checker 3/7/17.

Fact Check: It is inaccurate to suggest that the 75 year net fiscal benefit was the definite conclusion of the NAS report. It was only the result of a certain set of assumptions; other assumptions led to the conclusion of a long term fiscal loss. If this sounds like simple guesswork, that’s exactly what it is. And no one makes this point plainer than Harvard economist George Borjas. A recognized authority on the impact of immigration, Borjas was one of the panel members who produced the NAS report.

He stated, “I think there is an elephant in the room that the NAS report alludes to, but cannot bring itself to say out loud. So I will: All estimates of the long-run fiscal impacts are useless.”

He added, “Don’t be fooled by the [Congressional Budget Office] “experts who claim to know how taxes and expenditures will evolve over the next 75 years. Those same experts couldn’t even predict Obamacare enrollment just a few months ago. What do they really know about taxes and expenditures in the year 2075? . . .  Regardless of scenario, it’s obvious that low-skill immigrants impose a fiscal burden in the long run, but that immigrants with at least a college education are financially beneficial.”

Only a small share of immigrants under current policy are selected on the basis of skills and education. To a large extent, as one researcher noted, we have a policy of “importing poverty.” It is a policy certain to cause fiscal strain.

In any case, the fiscal liabilities of immigration recorded in the NAS study comes from a study of what is real and measurable. The fiscal assets cited, to reference Borjas again, are useless and indeed worthless speculation. If the Post writer understands this difference, she must surely hope that readers of the Post will not.

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Mar 15

Sanctuary Jurisdictions Face Huge Cuts

A report by the left-wing Center for American Progress found that 600 sanctuary cities, counties, and states could lose as much as $879 million in federal law enforcement grants if President Trump follows through with his intention to defund them because of their refusal to cooperate with federal efforts to enforce immigration law. The funding involves five major programs.


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Mar 14

Border Apprehensions Decline

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly reported that apprehensions of illegal aliens at the border declined 40 percent from January to February. Usually during that interval apprehensions go up, indicating an increased flow of illegal aliens across the border. Kelly attributed the decline to President Trump’s executive order which repealed the Obama Administration’s policy of releasing illegal aliens who claimed asylum and promised to show for hearings. Most of them didn’t. With that access to the U.S. cut off, crossing the border illegally is less appealing.


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Mar 13

Illegal Immigration Often Begins With Legal Visas

President Donald Trump’s new executive decision to order a 90 day immigration moratorium on persons from six terrorism-linked Mideast countries comes amid reports that America’s illegal immigration problem is caused, in large part, by legal immigration.

Here’s why:  The U.S. is legally admitting large numbers of people who do not go home after their visas expire.

Since 2007, a majority of undocumented immigrants in the United States are the result of visa overstays, not illegal border crossers, according to a report from the Center for Migration Studies in New York.

The report found that an astounding two-thirds of illegals who arrived in 2014 “were admitted (after screening) to the United States on non-immigrant (temporary) visas, and then overstayed their period of admission or otherwise violated the terms of their visas — a trend likely to continue,” according to a CMS statement.

In 2014, about 4.5 million U.S. residents, or 42 percent of the population of roughly 11 million illegal immigrants, were foreign arrivals who had overstayed their visas, the report says.

“What’s happened is that popular conception has made it seem that illegal immigration means people coming from the southern border,” said Robert Warren, a co-author of the report. “One of the reasons we put the report out is that illegal immigration is much more varied and we need to look at different policy options.”

President Trump’s moratorium on admissions applies to people from Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Iran.  Except for Iran, the listed countries have unstable governments and are beset with internal conflict from Islamic terror groups.  Iran, although it has a stable government, is considered by the U.S. to be a terror-exporting country.  The moratorium does not apply, however, to many other countries such as Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Chad that are also engaged in conflicts with Islamic terror groups.  Trump’s order also does not apply to most Muslim countries, contrary to false media reports that describe the order as a ban on Muslim immigration.

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Mar 13

Tennessee Sues Over Refugee Costs

The Thomas More Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the state of Tennessee charging that the operation of the  federal refugee program violates the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. It does so, the suit changes, by forcing the state to support a federal program with state revenues. The Refugee Act of 1980 stated that the federal government would cover the cost of refugee resettlement, but within ten years after passage of the act Washington ceased to reimburse any of the costs to states.


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Mar 12

Media Lies About Illegal Alien Crime

The corporate media went into attack mode when President Trump announced that he was directing the Department of Homeland Security to create the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office (VOICE) to help victims of alien criminals, and also to begin providing the nation with “a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens” on a weekly basis.  The corporate media responded with one voice that “studies show” aliens commit less crime than citizens, and that the sinister real purpose of the president’s actions was to label immigrants as criminals.

In truth, impartial reports on alien crime by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveal disturbing data that the corporate media conceal.  One GAO report looked at the criminal histories of 55,322 aliens that “entered the country illegally and were still illegally in the country at the time of their incarceration.”  Those 55,322 illegal aliens had been arrested 459,614 times, an average of 8.3 arrests per illegal alien, and had committed almost 700,000 criminal offenses, an average of roughly 12.7 offenses per illegal alien.

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Mar 10

SPLC Exposed

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a cultural Marxist organization which regularly smears patriotic Americans who stand for immigration law enforcement. Often the corporate media repeat these changes without revealing the SPLC’s radical left-wing bias. Recently The Weekly Standard did an expose on the SPLC and the media.


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Mar 09

Houston Isn’t the Way to Go

More Misinformation from the Media:

An exhaustive U.S. study by the National Academy of Sciences [NAS] found that immigration didn’t drive down most wages, but it had a “very small” and temporary effect on native-born workers without a high school degree. . . . For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so many Republicans prefer a dying white America to a place like, say, Houston.

Houston has very light zoning regulations, and as a result it has affordable housing and a culture that welcomes immigrants. This has made it incredibly diverse, with 145 languages spoken in the city’s homes, and incredibly dynamic — the fastest-growing big city in America recently. . . .  The large immigrant population has paradoxically given the city a very strong, patriotic and cohesive culture, built around being welcoming to newcomers and embracing the future. — The National Death Wish, David Brooks, The New York Times, 2/24/17

Fact Check: Brooks assures us that immigration doesn’t affect American wages, and most certainly it doesn’t affect the salaries of people in his well-heeled social class and punditry profession. But to claim that it has little effect on the wages of native-born American workers is not at all what the NAS study found. Specifically, it concluded that competition from immigrants reduced the wages of native workers by $493.9 billion a year. At the same time this suppression of wages provides a windfall for better-off members of society who profit from cheap labor.

Brooks’ remark about a “dying white America” is an expression of racial bigotry, one commonly expressed by left-wing elites. Brooks supposedly is a conservative, but like many conservatives today he tries to ingratiate himself with left-wing opinion. In any case, Brooks doesn’t live in Houston. Someone who does is an individual identifying himself as “JC” who recently posed the website He had a very different take on the city. He stated:

“I speak with some authority about the city of Houston. I was born here in 1950 (when it was a gracious southern city) and have lived here all of my life. David Brooks is a typical neocon idiot.

“In the 1960s, and 70s Houston was dynamic and growing, but with a population that celebrated its Texas roots and history. Now it is what Theodore Roosevelt called a “polyglot boarding house” for the world. This city has no spirit and is a multiculti nowhere land. Mr. Brooks’ vibrant immigrants, including hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, have rendered we Americans foreigners in our own land. The Houston school district schools (which I attended) are now dropout factories.

“The Third World school board voted to strip the names of Confederate heroes from schools that had born those names for over 80 years including my own Robert E. Lee High School. Whole neighborhoods now have street signs in Chinese or Vietnamese.

“Politically this demographic transformation has turned Harris County (in which Houston is located) into a liberal Democrat fiefdom. In the last election, while Texas as a whole went Republican, Harris County turned out of office every county wide Republican.

“White Anglos have fled the city and now comprise only 25 percent of the population. . . .  Brooks opinion that these people are “patriotic” is a sick joke. Mr. Brooks, you can keep your vibrant immigrants, and I’ll remember what a great American city my hometown once was before you and people like you ruined it.”

Despite Brooks’ confusion on the matter, many Republicans—watching election results—have no difficulty at all figuring why they don’t want the rest of the country to resemble Houston. Confirming JC’s observations about diversity is the research of Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam. It found that trust and civic ties are weakest in diverse cities like Houston.

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