Sep 11

Carlson Questions Diversity

Fox News host Tucker Carlson raised some questions on his show about the often-repeated slogan that “diversity is our strength.” one of them was:

“[H]ow precisely is diversity our strength? Since you have made this our new national motto, please be specific as you explain it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions such as, I don’t know, marriage or military units in which the less people have in common, the more cohesive they are? Do you get along better with your coworkers if you can’t understand each other and share no common values? Please be honest as you answer this question.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Sep 10

New video: The New American Workers

Automation is replacing American workers at a rapid clip. So why do we need to import more foreign workers? View our new ad.

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Sep 07

DHS Proposes New Family Rules

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new rule which would allow children of illegal aliens to be detained with their parents. The proposal would supersede the 2015 court ruling that requires the children be released after 20 days. That ruling encouraged illegal aliens to bring children, sometimes not their own, in hope that they would would be released after 20 days along with the children.

Read more at washingtonpost.com

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Sep 06

We Don’t Need More Workers

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

“Experts say a sustained reduction in immigration could dampen growth over time as more baby boomers retire, leaving huge gaps in the job market. . . . The Business Roundtable, a group of corporate leaders, recently challenged the Trump Administration over changes that it says threaten the livelihoods of thousands of skilled foreign workers, and economic growth and competitiveness. The H-1B program, which was created to bring in foreigners with skills that business leaders argued would strengthen the economy, has long been a target for some politicians. The visa program has been criticized because corporations have exploited it to replace American workers. . . . Still, many economists say H-1B holders are valuable.” – Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration, The New York Times, Nelson Schwartz and Steve Lohr, 9/2/18 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: Once again we hear the tireless refrain from immigration advocates that we’re facing a labor shortage, one that will leave “huge gaps in the job market.” Evidently, the writers don’t know, or don’t care to reveal, that we’re are on the brink of a great shift toward automation in the economy. Within the next 15 years, studies confirm, as almost 40 percent (or more) of American jobs now done by people will be done by robots and computers. With this change looming before us, it is absurd to claim that we’ll be needing mass immigration to meet an alleged shortage of workers.

The article cites “economists” who claim that we currently need lots of temporary foreign workers on H-1B visas to do jobs in tech fields, specifically those involving STEM (science, technology, engineering,  math.) The reason commonly offered is that there are not enough Americans with training in these fields.

This claim isn’t true. For proof, one needs only to notice that most American graduates with STEM degrees are not working in STEM fields. U.S. companies aren’t hiring them because in a great many instances they can hire foreign workers for lower wages than they would pay Americans and also make them put up with working conditions that Americans wouldn’t tolerate.

The H-1B visa program is indeed valuable to the companies that profit from it. That benefit does not extend to working Americans.

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Sep 05

Widespread Identity Theft by Illegal aliens

Dale Wilcox, executive director  of the Immigration Law Institute (IRLI), says that identity theft from American citizens by illegal aliens is widespread. Wilcox noted that “Studies have found that it affects children the most.  .  .  . [I]llegal aliens prefer to use children’s Social Security numbers because [a] child .  .  . won’t apply for a loan for years, so the illegal aliens probably won’t be caught for decades possibly. A lot of Americans are being harmed by this. These poor kids, when they go to get their first school loan, they’ve got criminal histories .  .  . and bad credit. This is not a victimless crime.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Sep 04

Czech PM: Immigration Threatens Europe

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis charged that the mass immigration now pouring into Europe is a “threat to European civilization.” He added that “We do not want to live here in Africa or the Middle East. We have to stop [immigration from those places].” To those European countries that favor an open immigration policy, Babis stated, “If they want to have more Islamic State supporters .  .  . than they have now, that’s up to them.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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Aug 31

Democrat Threatens ICE

Democrat Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ) issued a threat against ICE officers. “If you are a government official and you are deporting Americans be warned. When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders. You do not have to take part in illegal acts ordered by this president’s administration.” The situation he references involve people who claim to be Americans, but are suspected of having false birth certificates. He offered no proof that ICE agents were knowingly breaking the law.

Read more at fox.com

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Aug 30

Laura Ingram Was Right

Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media:

“Laura Ingram’s attack on illegal, and in some cases legal, immigration harks back to a time when my forebearers and hers immigrated to this great country, and were accused of changing it for the worse.  .  .  . When my Jewish-Polish grandparents came to America at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, many white Protestants whose forebears had been here for generation complained that these “different” immigrants were turning America into a country we don’t ‘know and love.’

“Nor would ‘merit’ immigration assure us the kinds of immigrants who would contribute significantly to our country. . . . It is a cliché to say that we are a nation of immigrants, but the cliché is true. Yes, immigration has changed our country, mostly for the better. To be sure, some illegal immigrants, and even some legal immigrants, do not contribute to our country. But that is true of Mayflower descendants (our first immigrants).” – Immigrants Who Change America Are Its Lifeblood, Alan Dershowitz, The Boston Globe, 8/16/18 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: Laura Ingram was correct when she recently stated that mass immigration was changing America beyond recognition. Immigration, at the level where it is now, makes assimilation difficult, lowers wage levels, and places a strain on our infrastructure and environment.

The key issue is numbers. But for many immigration enthusiasts, it seems, no level of immigration can be excessive. Furthermore, they appear to think that anyone who has an immigrant ancestor is morally obligated to support unlimited immigration. This is absurd. It’s like saying that every employee of a company who was once a job applicant must support the company’s employment all future job applicants.

A company doesn’t exist to hire people. It exists to serve its purposes as a company, and it hires only the number people with certain skills it needs for those purposes. The same applies to a country, specifically our country. It exists, as our Constitution states, to provide liberty and domestic tranquility for Americans. U.S. citizens have the right and duty set immigration policy to meet our national interests. This means selecting immigrants of merit who are likely to contribute to our society, rather than take from it.

Dershowitz, as most immigration enthusiasts, talks of how people in the past criticized immigration, but that their criticisms were wrong because everything worked out fine in the end. In truth, however, those concerns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were often quite reasonable. This is why Congress wisely decided in 1924 to cut mass immigration sharply. Ironically, as this restrictionist legislation promoted assimilation, it prevented the worst of the critics’ predictions from happening.

The cliché that “we’re a nation of immigrants” one that really needs to be put to rest. It was once a reasonable expression of America’s heritage of immigration, but now it has become an absurd claim that immigration is the entirety of our country’s heritage. First and foremost we’re a nation of Americans, and immigration must serve that nation’s ends.

 

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Aug 29

Poll: Illegal Immigration Is a Top Issue

A Rasmussen Poll found that 72 percent of likely voters believe that illegal immigration is a “somewhat” or “very important” issue for the midterm congressional elections. Sixty percent of Republicans agreed with this view, 32 percent of Democrats, and 32 percent of non-partisan voters.

Read more at breitbart.com

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Aug 28

Americans Do Most Jobs

A common claim of immigration advocates is that there are many jobs Americans won’t do. A study by the Center for Immigration Studies shows otherwise. The study, based on government statistics, notes that “Of the 474 civilian occupations, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal). These six occupations account for one percent of the total U.S. workforce. Moreover, native-born Americans still compromise 46 percent of workers in these occupations.”

Read more at cis.org

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