Jun 16

Acosta Promises Crackdown on Visa Fraud

Department of Labor Alexander Acosta has promised a a crackdown on fraud in the H programs for visas. These include H-1B (skilled visas), H-2A (farm workers), and H-2B (non-farm, non-skilled workers). In a press release he stated, “We will enforce vigorously those laws, including heightened use of criminal referrals.”

Read more at cis.org.

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Jun 15

Labor Shortage Claim Ignores Automation

More Misinformation from the Media:

The New American Economy, a coalition of political and business leaders from across the U.S., supports secure borders and a reduction in illegal immigration. . . . It also supports creating a path for undocumented [i.e. illegal], pay taxes, and learn English to achieve legal status. . . . The anti-immigration camp argues that the country has gone through immigration “on” periods followed by long immigration “off” periods, and that the time has come to “turn off” immigration. But what would an immigration off period mean for faster economic growth. . . . Without immigration, the country moves down the path of demographic stagnation that has plagued Japan’s economy. . . .” – How Immigrants Are Vital to the Colorado and U.S. Economy, The Denver Post, Aldo Svaldi, 3/17/17 [Link]

Fact Check:  The Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), to which this article evidently refers, is a propaganda arm for business interests seeking cheap labor. [Links here and here] One of its co-chairmen is Robert Iger CEO of Disney, a company that has become notorious for firing its American workers and replacing them with cheaper foreigners—all the while claiming that we have a shortage of U.S. workers. PNAE was one of the leading proponents of the unsuccessful “gang of eight” immigration legislation of 2013, which would have granted amnesty to most illegal aliens and substantially increased legal immigration.

Svaldi claims that PNAE wants to reduce illegal immigration, yet supports a proposal to reward illegal aliens with legal status and eventual American citizenship. Rewarding a behavior is a strange way of trying to discourage it.

The author further maintains that we should never hit the immigration “off” button, as we have done in the past, and allow mass immigration—now at the highest sustained level in our history—to go on and on, presumably forever. The alternative, he says, is becoming like Japan.

Admittedly Japan has some problems, but it is hardly an economic basket case. By most reckonings it has one of the leading economies in the world—which is a great accomplishment for a relatively small country with few natural resources. Japan is meeting the challenges of a low birth rate with an ongoing effort to employ computers, machines, and robots to perform essential jobs and help sustain the economy.

Living in a very crowded land, the Japanese decided that they wanted a means to maintain prosperity without endless population growth. They also observed the dubious benefits of the diversity that immigration has brought to Europe and the United States and wisely decided that wanted no part of it.

Automation is also coming to America, and in a very big way in the near future. A study at Oxford University published in 2013 concluded that almost half of the jobs now done by humans in the U.S. will be automated within twenty years. With this prospect so near at hand, it is patently absurd to claim that non-stop massive immigration is necessary to provide us needed workers.

 

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Jun 14

ICE Chief Says Illegals SHOULD Live in Fear of Deportation

Thomas D. Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said anyone in the country without authorization can be arrested and those who have been ordered deported by judges must be removed if laws are to have meaning.  Democrats in Congress and alien advocacy groups expressed outrage at Mr. Homan’s statements.

“If you’re in this country illegally and you committed a crime by being in this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should look over your shoulder.  You need to be worried,” said Homan.

Homan’s testimony to the House Appropriations Committee marked a major shift for an agency that President Obama forbade from enforcing the law when it concerned more then 9 million illegals.  The Trump administration is asking for significant boosts in spending for both border and interior enforcement, but is meeting strong resistance from Democrats who oppose enforcing the law.  “Democrats will not accept a penny of funding for a new deportation force or a border wall,” said Rep. Nita M. Lowery of New York, the ranking Democrat on the committee.

He said the number of nations refusing to take back their deportees has been cut in half, while the number of jurisdictions looking to have their police and deputy sheriffs trained to process illegals in their jails has nearly doubled and will likely triple by the end of the year.  In addition, some 400,000 illegals ordered removed by judges but allowed to run free by the Obama administration are now on the list of enforcement priorities.

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland Democrat, told Mr. Homan that illegals convicted of drunk driving should not be deported because they were “not really considered to be the type of people that are hurting our country.”  Mr. Homan replied that drunk driving sounds like a public safety risk.  “They should be removed,” he said.

Frank Sherry, executive director of the pro-alien America’s Voice, called Homan’s testimony “extremist.”

Homan pushed back against the leftist criticism.  He noted that his agents are enforcing the laws as written and that no other branch of law enforcement faces the abusive questions his employees do.

He said the illegals deserve the blame for “separating families.”  When a U.S. citizen commits a crime and goes to jail, he said, the police who catch him are not blamed for keeping him from his family.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/13/thomas-homan-ice-chief-says-illegal-immigrants-sho/

 

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Jun 13

Kelley Proposes Permanent Amnesty

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley called on Congress to grant amnesty as permanent legal status to 780,000 illegal aliens in the so-called Dreamer category. Currently they enjoy an amnesty giving them temporary renewable legal status.

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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Jun 12

DACA Still Takes New Applicants

During the presidential campaign President Trump promised to end the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens who accompanied their parents to the U.S. He rightly pointed out that this measure was unconstitutional as it came about through presidential decree under President Obama rather than the proper channel of congressional legislation. But President Trump as allowed the program to continue–and to keep accepting new applicants.

Read more at dailycaller.com.

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Jun 12

Illegal Immigration Increases in May

Illegal immigration across the southwest border appears to have jumped 27% in May, according to numbers released this week by the Department of Homeland Security, ending a three-month streak of declines under President Trump.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/11/illegal-immigration-across-southwest-border-increa/

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Jun 09

Professor Advocates ‘Hospice’ Death for U.S. Workers

Justin Gest, a professor of Policy and Government at George Mason University, is an advocate of mass immigration. He maintains that our economy needs large numbers of foreign workers.  With respect to the problems facing U.S. workers, Gest recently stated, “The only way of addressing their plight is a form of political hospice care. These are communities that are on the paths to death. And the question is: How can we make that as comfortable as possible?” Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart endorsed Gest’s statement, describing it “as a way forward.” Professors and journalists rarely face job competition from immigrants.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Jun 08

Lawmaker Upholds Lawbreakers

More Misinformation from the Media:

The fact is, study after study has shown undocumented residents commit fewer crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than those born in this country. Yet under the Trump Administration, arrests of undocumented residents have increased nearly 40 percent from the same period in 2016, including 10,800 people with no criminal record—a 150 increase. Trump wants to commandeer local police to help deport the very people who contribute so much to our culture and economy. When local police enforce immigration laws, they rapidly lose the trust of the undocumented community. Crimes go up for fear of arrest and deportation. . . . [We need to fix] our dysfunctional immigration system by creating a path to citizenship. – Why California Must Defy Trump on Immigration, Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), San Francisco Chronicle, 5/20/17. [Link Here]

Fact Check: The claim that “undocumented” [i.e., illegal] residents commit fewer crimes than Americans is one immigration advocates keep repeating no matter how many times that claim is refuted. So we will have to keep on refuting it. Illegal aliens commit more crimes than natives because all of them, by definition, break immigration laws, and commonly they commit other violations to maintain their illegal residence. Examples include document fraud and tax evasion.

So why does Sen. de Leon complain about arrests of illegal aliens “with no criminal record?” Evidently like most illegal alien advocates, he doesn’t seem to think that immigration law violations and related violations are significant enough to be called laws. Thus they use the dishonest euphemism “undocumented” to describe illegal behavior. Despite assertions to the contrary, illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. It harms American workers, drains taxpayers, and fosters a culture of corruption. That’s hardly a contribution to “our culture and our economy.”

But what is the truth about crimes not related to illegal residence, particularly crimes of violence and crimes against property? The reality, contrary to Sen. de Leon’s assertion, is that there are no comprehensive data about these crimes by illegal aliens. All we have are bodies of statistics which at best provide only part of the picture. Some researchers charge that authorities don’t want the full picture known. But what can be pieced together from those statistics suggests a crime rate by illegal aliens higher than that of natives.

The idea that local authorities assisting immigration law enforcement will harm enforcement in general is one commonly expressed by illegal alien advocates. But significant research shows that this so-called “chilling effect” does not happen. If police want an illegal alien to testify about a crime, that person can be protected from deportation in such a case.

It is sad that a lawmaker like Sen. de Leon seems to have such little respect for the law, and even calls for defiance of President Trump’s very reasonable and legal steps against jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. His main interest seems to be a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens. Could one reason be that he views legalized illegal aliens as a voting bloc for his party?

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Jun 08

Ann Coulter: All We Need Is Love … And Deportations

On Wednesday Ann Coulter’s latest column explained why the leaders of the U.K., the USA and other Western nations only talk about defeating Muslim terrorists, but refuse to take the actions required to do so.  Some excerpts:

After the latest terrorist attack in Britain — at least as of this writing — Prime Minister Theresa May bravely announced, “Enough is enough!”

What is the point of these macho proclamations after every terrorist attack?  Nothing will be done to stop the next attack.  Political correctness prohibits us from doing anything that might stop it.

Poland doesn’t admit Muslims: it has no terrorism.  Japan doesn’t admit Muslims: It has no terrorism.  The United Kingdom and the United States used to have very few Muslims: They used to have almost no terrorism.

Notwithstanding the lovely Muslim shopkeeper who wouldn’t hurt a fly, everyone knows that with every tranche of peace-loving Muslims we bring in, we’re also getting some number of stone-cold killers.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair dumped millions of Third World Muslims on Britain to force “multiculturalism” on the country.  Now Britons are living with the result.  Since the 9/11 attack, every U.S. president has done the same.  President Bush admitted Muslim immigrants at a faster pace after 9/11 than we had been doing before 9/11.

Whatever the 9/11 attackers intended to accomplish, I bet they didn’t expect that.

Now we can’t get rid of them.  Under the rules of political correctness, Western countries are prohibited from ever pausing our breakneck importation of Muslims, much less sending the recent arrivals home.

We’re already paying a battery of FBI agents to follow every Muslim refugee around the country.  When they find out that one of them lists his hobby as “jihad,” we need them to stop watching and start deporting.

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, the rest of the useless GOP — and obviously every Democrat — have the blood of the next terrorist attack on their hands if they don’t make crystal clear that admiring remarks about Islamic terrorism is a deportable act.

But they won’t do it.  That’s “not who we are,” as Ryan famously said.

Until any Western leader is willing to reduce the number of Muslims in our midst, could they spare us the big talk?  “We surrender” would at least have the virtue of honesty.

Read more here:  http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-06-07.html

 

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Jun 07

Trump Asks Court for Travel Ban

President Trump has called on the Supreme Court to allow his travel ban on entry of people from terrorist-linked countries to go into effect, pending a ruling by the Court on the full legal merit of his action. Currently, the rulings of lower courts have prevented the ban.

Read more at politico.com.

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