Apr 05

Senate Amnesty Plan to Import 1 Million New Alien Workers Annually

The Senate’s draft immigration bill will increase the inflow of foreign  workers to 1 million people per year, according to government data and news  reports.

The 1 million inflow would provide almost one foreign worker for every four  Americans who turn 18.

The rate would be high enough to fill up all the extra jobs created during  the last five months.

The 1 million inflow would include at least 350,000 people capable of  competing for middle-class skilled jobs sought by the 1.8 million Americans who  graduate from university each year.

“I believe in a free-market, but this [inflow] will aggravate the problems  for [American] graduates,” Richard Vedder, director of the libertarian Center  for College Affordability and Productivity, told The Daily Caller.

Read more at the Daily Caller

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Apr 05

Senate Amnesty Deal to Cost Taxpayers Trillions in Welfare

Senate Budget Committee Republican staff on Thursday released a description of what they claim is a “major flaw” in the immigration reform plan being pushed by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight”–a loophole that will end up being a multi-trillion dollar entitlement spending increase, with the burden falling on American taxpayers.

“According to what has been publicly reported about the Gang of Eight’s forthcoming immigration bill, there appears to be a major flaw that could allow millions of illegal immigrants to access federal welfare benefits and poverty programs,” the GOP Budget Committee staff wrote in a statement to media.

Read more at Breitbart

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Apr 04

Illegal Border Crossings Increase As Amnesty Is Discussed

Since the discussion of granting amnesty began in Congress, illegal border crossings have substantially increased, according to data cited by Townhall. A Border Patrol agent quoted by Townhall stated, “We’ve seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talks started happening. A lot of these people, although not the majority, are criminals or aggravated felons. This is a direct danger to our communities.”

Read more at Townhall.

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Apr 04

Obama Wants Amnesty Passed as Quickly as Possible

A spokesman for President Obama said that Obama wants amnesty legislation to move quickly through Congress without significant scrutiny by congressional committees. Many Washington observers agree that the more amnesty is examined, the less likely that it will pass.

Read more at The Examiner.   



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Apr 03

31,000 Lobbyists Working on Immigration Legislation

The Sunlight Foundation says that over the last five years more  than 3,100 lobbyists registered to work members of Congress on immigration — a  figure that underscores the big stakes involved both ideologically and  economically.

“The companies they represent range from firms seeking high-tech workers to  agribusinesses in search of farm workers. And even though there has been no  serious effort to enact a major immigration reform bill since 2010, the  lobbyists have been working the hallways of Congress out of the national  spotlight to push for their clients’ interests,” wrote Sunlight reporter Anupama  Narayanswamy.

Read more at The Washington Times

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Apr 03

House Members Ready Own Version of Immigration Reform

In the shadow of a bipartisan Senate group preparing to roll out broad immigration legislation next week, shortly after Congress returns from its holiday break, a bipartisan group of eight House members is readying its own bill.

In contrast to the Senate plan — which would provide one clear, if difficult, path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country — the House legislation will most likely offer three distinct paths to legal status.

Young immigrants in the country without legal papers, who often call themselves “Dreamers,” and low-skilled agricultural workers would qualify for an expedited road to legal status, people familiar with the negotiations said. The Dreamers should not be punished for being brought illegally to the country by their parents, House aides said, and the members agreed that the agricultural workers perform crucial work for the economy.

In an opinion article in The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Representative Raúl R. Labrador, a Republican member of the group from Idaho, more explicitly laid out the path for Dreamers: “Those who entered the U.S. as children, through no fault of their own, will be allowed to have a pathway to citizenship.”

Read more at The New York Times

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Apr 03

AP Won’t Call Illegal Immigrants ‘Illegal’

The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.”

The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company’s on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels.

“The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally,” Carroll wrote.

Read more at ABC.

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Apr 02

Sessions: Amnesty Bill Needs Careful Consideration

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) repeated his concern that some senators want to move too quickly on amnesty legislation. With reference to the failed 1986 amnesty, Sessions stated, “Never again can Congress pass a far-reaching proposal only for the American people to find out what’s in it later. What we need, and must have, is a full and thorough national discussion over every component of this bill.” He added that it would “take months–not weeks” for such legislation to receive adequate attention. 

Read more at The Washington Examiner.


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Apr 02

Graham Helps Import Low-Wage Workers for Elite Club

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a leading advocate of amnesty, helped the Kiawah country club import low-wage workers from Jamaica. Graham said that virtually no unemployed South Carolinians weren’t willing to do the work. Perhaps the response would have been better if higher pay had been offered. The senator has received political donations from Kiawah’s owner and manager.  

Read more at The Daily Caller.


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Apr 01

ICE Didn’t Tell Truth about Deportees

Recently, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) released illegal aliens held in detention because, it claimed, there were not enough funds left to hold them due to federal budget cuts. When it first made the announcement, ICE said that several hundred were being let go. Supposedly the agency will keep tabs on them while their court cases proceed. ICE also maintained that they were “non-criminals and other low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal histories.”

Fact Check: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was highly skeptical of these claims, and called on ICE director John Morton to testify about the release. Goodlatte, in a letter to constituents, noted it was odd that the release of many of these aliens took place before the funding reductions. During the testimony, Morton admitted that his agency could have made an additional funding request to Congress or used other funds at its disposal to continue the detentions.

Many of the released detainees were hardly “low-risk.” Citing information obtained by his committee, Goodlatte stated that “Those released include[d] aliens convicted of or charged with fraud, theft, or drunk driving offenses; documented gang members; those . . .  arrested for but not convicted of a serious crime; fugitives; and illegal immigrants with final removal orders. The congressman said that the released detainees “unnecessarily put the public at risk.” And the total released was not hundreds, but 2,200 in all.

According to an article in The New York Times (2/26/13), the release of so many illegal aliens in so short a period of time was “extraordinary.” Truly this is just another example of indifference to immigration law enforcement under the Obama Administration. In 2010 the union representing ICE agents voted a motion of “no confidence” in Morton and other leaders of the agency. The motion stated that “[the leadership has] abandoned the agency’s core mission of enforcing United States immigration laws and providing for public safety, and have instead directed their attention to campaigning for programs related to amnesty. . . .”

The union further stated that ICE leadership tries to “portray ICE detainees as non-criminal in order to support the administration’s position on amnesty and relaxed security at ICE facilities.”

 The Obama Administration continues to show how well it merits “no confidence” for whatever it says or does about immigration law enforcement.   


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