Dec 20

Wall Should Not Be First Priority

Donald Trump should make mandatory E-Verify his first priority instead of building a border wall, says Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He says E-Verify, the system allowing employers to check the legal status of new hires against federal data bases, is crucial to discouraging residency by illegal aliens.

Read more at nationalreview.com.

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Dec 20

Los Angeles Plans $lO Million Legal Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens

Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday unveiled a $10-million fund to give legal assistance to illegal aliens facing deportation, the region’s boldest move yet as it prepares for an expected crackdown on illegal immigration by President-Elect Trump.

Even though illegal immigrants have no legal right to taxpayer-funded legal assistance, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said the fund will ensure that there is “more fairness and more effectiveness in the immigration system.”  He cited statistics showing that immigrants who have representation have a better chance at succeeding in court.

Read more here:  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lafund-20161219-story.html

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Dec 19

Illegal Border Crossings Rise

The number of illegal aliens apprehended at the Mexican border has risen for the past five months. The apprehensions of both the first two months of FY 2017 exceed all the months of FY 2016. Some say these numbers are beginning to rival the surge during the summer of 2014. One likely reason for these rising numbers is that foreigners are hoping to sneak across the border before the anticipated crackdown of the in-coming Trump Administration.

Read more at mrctv.org.

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Dec 19

Corrupt, Dishonest NYT ‘Proud to Be a Sanctuary City’

Monday’s New York Times continued the paper’s campaign against enforcing America’s immigration laws with an histrionic editorial, “Proud to Be a Sanctuary City.”  Some excerpts from the Editorial Board’s preening:

“If the next president’s immigration agenda includes a pitched battle over ‘sanctuary’ cities… the proper response from places like New York will be: bring it on.  

The word ‘sanctuary’ as Mr. Trump deploys it — a place where immigrant criminals run amok, shielded from the long arm of federal law — is grossly misleading, because cities with ‘sanctuary’ policies cannot obstruct federal enforcement and do not try to.  Instead, they do what they can to welcome and support immigrants, including the unauthorized, and choose not to participate in deportation crackdowns they see as unjust, self-defeating and harmful to public safety.

New York City wears that kind of ‘sanctuary’ label proudly. As California considers bold steps to shield its residents from a possible Trump immigration assault…

Whatever form the purge takes, the sanctuary forces will have to be resolute in opposition.”

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is getting a good return on his investment in the financially troubled Times. Slim, the owner of Mexico’s telephone monopoly, continues to receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the sale of phone cards and remittances by illegals [“unauthorized immigrants” in Times-speak] as long as his hirelings at the Times can help keep the borders open.

The Times writers try to deceive their readers with warm and fuzzy words suggesting that “sanctuary” policies are nothing more than welcoming and supporting immigrants.  Sanctuary policies are, in fact, specific legal directives to local law enforcement to withhold information and cooperation from federal immigration agents.  These policies only involve aliens who have been arrested by local police.  Sanctuary policies direct local authorities to release criminal aliens despite requests by federal immigration agents to hold the criminal alien until they can be picked up and deported. Sanctuary rules violate federal law (8 USC Section 1373) which prohibits any agency from restraining the exchange of information among federal, state and local agencies regarding the immigration status of an individual.

In many cases, criminal aliens released by sanctuary cities go on to commit crimes against innocent Americans.  Over 800,000 criminal aliens run free in the U.S. today, but that fact does make it into the Times editorial.

The concluding paragraph of the editorial illustrates the clever dishonesty of the Times.  “One good thing: New York and its allies…will have the public on their side.” The writers then cite a poll showing public opposition to ending Obama’s DACA program which shields illegal aliens brought here as children from deportation.  So after writing an editorial about sanctuary policies that only protect criminal aliens without ever revealing that fact, they cite an opinion survey having nothing to do with sanctuary cities to prove the public agrees with them.

If you care to read the entire editorial:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/opinion/proud-to-be-a-sanctuary-city.html?_r=0

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Dec 17

Hispanic Surnames on the Rise in U.S. as Immigration Surges

The New York Times reported Thursday: “Taylor and Thomas are out.  Lopez and Gonzalez are in.  Six of the 15 most common surnames in the United States were of Hispanic origin in 2010, compared with four of 15 in 2000 and none as recently as 1990.”

Since 1990, in addition to Taylor and Thomas, Moore, Jackson, White and Harris were bumped from the top 15, to be replaced by Garcia, Rodriguez, Martinez and Hernandez.

Read more here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/us/census-data-hispanic-surnames.html?_r=0

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Dec 17

California Crazy: Politicians Make State Sanctuary for Illegals

Michael Reagan, son of the late president, in a column posted Friday describes the sad condition of the once-Golden State:

“Why does California even bother to have a border?

Why does the United States of America?

In 2013 the governor of our one-party state, Jerry Brown, and the Democrats in Sacramento effectively turned California into a sanctuary state.

They told Washington that if any of the illegal immigrants arrested here had not committed a serious crime they would not be turned over to federal immigration officials for deportation.

Now the council of Santa Ana has voted to join more than 30 other California towns that have declared themselves sanctuary cities.

Illegal immigrants in California already get free health services and schools for their kids.  They already can get a driver’s license.  Now they’re talking about letting them vote.

Immigrants from around the planet used to come to America to work hard, get rich and become Americans.  Now they come here – often illegally – and want Americans to assimilate to their cultures and give them free stuff.

It’s getting so crazy in California, legal immigrants from Mexico are thinking of moving back.”

Read more here:  http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/12/borders_immigration_laws_are_meaningless_in_califo.html

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Dec 16

Carnival Dumps Americans for Foreigners

Breitbart News reports that Carnival Corporation is replacing hundreds of its American employees with foreign workers. Before the Americans leave they will have to train their foreign replacements to do their jobs.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Dec 15

The Lie That Won’t Die Revisited

More Misinformation from the Media:

President Obama has deported over 2.5 million people through 2014, the last year that government data is available. . . . In immigration circles, [President] Obama has deservedly earned the nickname “Deporter in Chief”. . . . While Donald Trump has only talked about wanting to deport millions of undocumented people, the Obama Administration has actually carried out [that objective]. . . . The President-elect started his campaign with blatant lies calling immigrants from Mexico rapists and criminals, even though data shows that immigrants are less likely to commit crime than native-born Americans. . . . [T]he immigrant community has felt like it has been under siege for over a decade. – Paste Quarterly, Adriana Maestas, 11/14/16

Fact Check: “Deporter in Chief” is the lie that never seems to die. No matter how many times it’s refuted, it still keeps rearing its fraudulent head. So, once more, let’s lay out the facts. Far from enforcing immigration laws Obama has consistently undermined and sabotaged immigration law enforcement as well documented by the “timeline” prepared by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

Basically, the administration achieved its “record” level of deportations by—among other means—padding genuine deportation figures from the interior with illegal aliens caught at the border and sent home. Obama cultivated the false image of “deporter in chief” to make his advocacy of amnesty more palatable to the general electorate. But he reassured amnesty supporters by admitting to them that his alleged record was “a little deceptive.”

President-elect Trump did not call all immigrants from Mexico rapists and criminals. He referred only to illegal immigrants, and did not claim they were all rapists. As for being criminals, they are all violators of our immigration laws, and commonly break a number of other laws in order to live in the United States. Certainly they are less law-abiding that native-born Americans. This editorial improperly conflates illegal immigrants with legal immigrants—who do have a relatively lower crime rate.

As for illegal aliens feeling that they have “been under siege” for the past decade, it’s hard to understand why. The Obama Administration has tried to safeguard them as much as possible.           

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Dec 14

More Illegal Aliens Use ‘Magic Words’

In 2010 only one in 100 illegal aliens apprehended at the border claimed asylum. Now the word is out that making this claim fraudulently is a way to gain a foothold in the U.S. Currently, almost one in ten apprehended illegals are claiming asylum. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan observed that “We know that [friends, family, and smugglers] are coaching individuals on specifically on what to say when they come here . . . the magic words they need to say to claim [asylum].”

Read more at washingtontimes.com.

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Dec 13

Trump: Knife Attacks a Reminder

President-elect Donald Trump said that the stabbing attacks by a Somali refugee at Ohio State University are a “tragic reminder” of the need for stricter immigration control. He observed that “immigration security is now national security.”

Read more at nytimes.com.

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