Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin chronicles how the H-1B visa program gives U.S. tech jobs to foreign workers when qualified Americans are available to do the work.
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President Trump has issued a new travel ban from countries with links to terrorism. A federal court blocked his previous ban. The new directive differs from the previous one in the following ways: It removes Iraq from the list of countries and removes the indefinite ban on travel from Syria. It does not affect green card holders, and does not offer preference to persecuted religious minorities such as Christians when the travel ban expires after four months. His directive still retains the 50,000 cap on refugee admissions, as opposed to the 110,000 proposed by the Obama Administration.
Read more at usatoday.com.
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The corporate media have dismissed President Trump’s charge that noncitizens are voting in U.S. elections, but evidence indicates that they are. In Virginia the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILP) states that “based on discoveries to date, thousands of noncitizens remain registered and eligible to vote throughout the Commonwealth.”
The PILP charges that its efforts to expose fraud face opposition from Edgardo Cortes, the top state election official appointed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffle. Before that appointment, Cortes organized voter registration drives for Hispanics. An article in The Washington Times about the PILP’s efforts noted the finding from polls that noncitizens “overwhelmingly for Democrats.”
Read more at washingtontimes.com.
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President Donald Trump called for major changes in American immigration policy, including adoption of a “merit-based” system to reduce admissions of low-skilled immigrant workers, and received the backing of a least one major U.S. labor union.
“It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule,” he said in a speech to a joint session of Congress. “Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits. It will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families –- including immigrant families –- enter the middle class.”
Trump said the current open-door policy “costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year” as a result of increased use of government services by poor immigrants, and harms American workers’ wages.
“The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers” he said.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor union, endorsed Trump’s call for major changes. “This was the first time the president has talked about legal immigration being used to drive down [domestic workers’] wages. We’ve been saying that for a long time,” Trumka said.
He added that Trump’s speech was overall a “mixed bag” but praised the president for using his office to convince companies to stay in the U.S. instead of moving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of cheap labor. The effort was worthwhile even if it only saved one job, he said.
Trump’s plan to reduce importation of millions of low-skilled foreign workers is likely to meet stiff resistance from giant corporations and left-wing Democrats. Wall Street investors and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have long been staunch supporters of open borders that permit a flood of cheap labor into the country. And Democrat Party operatives have been counting on incorporating millions of newly naturalized immigrant voters into their election strategies.
Trump will even run into resistance to immigration policy changes from some Republican politicians, many of whom, with backing from big business, want to legalize millions of illegal aliens already in the country by granting amnesty.
Trump said a new immigration policy that includes enforcement of laws against illegal immigration will benefit all Americans and help raise Americans’ wages. “By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone,” he said, adding “we want all Americans to succeed –- but that can’t happen” when immigration laws are ignored.
So far, Trump has called for building a security barrier along the border with Mexico, cutting off federal grants to cities and counties that give sanctuary to illegal aliens and ordering new controls on admissions from terror-exporting Middle East countries. But it is not yet clear whether a Republican Congress will go along with additional changes in immigration policy.
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka endorsed President Trump’s view, expressed in in speech to Congress, that legal immigration depresses U.S. wage levels. Trumka stated, “This was the first time the president has talked about legal immigration being used to drive down [domestic workers’] wages. We’ve been saying that for a long time.” In 2013 the AFL-CIO endorsed the “Gang of Eight” bill which would have increased legal immigration substantially if it had passed. Perhaps Trumka’s statement reflects a changing viewpoint.
Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.
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Mexican drug cartels overwhelmingly are driving heroin consumption in the U.S., which is now at a record level, the State Department said in a recent report. An estimated 90 to 94 percent of all heroin consumed in the U.S. comes from Mexico.
FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that the Mexican cartels have cut overhead costs by increasing heroin production in Mexico instead of relying on production in South America. The reduction in transportation costs has allowed traffickers to lower the price of heroin in the U.S., a factor in the growing rate of addiction here.
Comment by poster: Despite the common knowledge that drug traffickers and other alien criminals use our porous borders to harm Americans, the open borders corporate media is fighting President Trump’s effort to build a southern border wall and resume enforcement of immigration laws.
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More Misinformation from the Media:
The effect of the new DHS guidelines is to sharply expand the pool of immigrants designated as priorities for deportation. They do so by various means, including widening the targets of deportation proceedings, until now limited to undocumented immigrants in the country for no more than two weeks and living within 100 miles of the border, to people who entered in the past two years and live anywhere in the nation—a cohort estimated at 800,000 to 1.1 million people. They also target not only people convicted of serious crimes but also those convicted of minor infractions, such as using a false Social Security number to get a job.
The guidelines’ subsidiary effects are just as concerning. They compromise law enforcement efforts in countries and cities nationwide by expanding efforts to deputize local police to act as federal deportation agents. That could chill cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and immigrant neighborhoods. The document sends a message of fear through many of America’s immigrant communities—not just the estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants, but also their spouses, children and other relatives living legally in the United States. . . . [A] streak of cruelty runs through the policy.” – The Trump Administration’s Blueprint for Mass Removals, with a Streak of Cruelty, The Washington Post, Editorial Board, 2/21/17
Fact Check: The Post seems to think that any effective enforcement of our immigration laws is cruelty. Under the Obama Administration’s guidelines, as the Post noted, all an illegal alien had to do to escape enforcement was get 100 miles from the border and remain there for two weeks. In effect, enforcement was rendered almost non-existent. Now, the Trump Administration aims to focus on “serious” alien criminals nationwide while arresting other illegal aliens who may come to the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
Just what is cruel about protecting American citizens from “serious” foreign criminals? And what is cruel about enforcing the law against illegal aliens who commit lesser offenses? Those who take jobs with fake IDs (sometimes stolen from Americans) are harming a lot of American workers by taking jobs and lower wage levels.
The idea lurking behind the Post’s protest, it certainly seems, is that there shouldn’t be any laws limiting immigration at all. That in turn implies that the American people have no right to decide what kind of country they want to have, and that we must allow virtually unrestricted foreign arrivals to determine what we will be. That means the end of our country as a sovereign entity.
If that is what the Post’s editors truly believe—and it is hard to figure any other explanation—it would be nice if they could honestly admit it. Of course, they won’t because that would arose intense public opposition. For the time being they are content to imply their treasonous premise, rather than clearly stating it.
The claim that local participation in immigration law enforcement will “chill” cooperation with illegal alien neighborhoods is one often put forward by politicians and officials in sanctuary jurisdictions. It is simply an excuse for their desire not to work with federal immigration law enforcement. Much evidence suggests that the “chill” effect is largely nonexistent.
Public leaders who endorse sanctuary policies are implying exactly what the Post and similarly-inclined media imply, namely that our country has no right to regulate the entry of foreigners into our county. If an indifference to our country’s self-rule and sovereignty is not the reason, then what is? It’s a question citizens need to ask those leaders.
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In his speech to Congress on Tuesday President Trump outlined his vision on immigration reform. With respect to illegal immigration he stated, “By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. We want all Americans to succeed — but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos. We must restore integrity and the rule of law to our borders.” On legal immigration he affirmed, “Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers.”
Read more at cnn.com.
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Jorge Ramos is an anchor for the Spanish-language network Univision. He is also the author of The Latino Wave, a book which outlines a Latino supremacist agenda for the United States. Ramos recently made the following statement in Spanish to his audience: “I am an immigrant, just like many of you. “I am a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. . . . And you know exactly what is going on here in the United States. There are many people who do not want us to be here, and who want to create a wall in order to separate us. But you know what? This is also our country. Let me repeat this: Our country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave.
Read more at breitbart.com.
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Trump to Issue New Executive Order
Contrary to the false assertions of the federal court that blocked President Donald Trump’s recent executive order, at least 72 persons from the seven Middle Eastern countries affected by the temporary ban on admissions have been convicted on terror charges since the horrific 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked President Trump’s order partially on the judges’ claims that there was no evidence of a risk to Americans by visitors or refugees from any of the seven countries which include Libya, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan.
But in June last year, the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest reported that 380 of the 580 persons convicted of plotting or committing terrorists acts in the U.S. since 9/11 were foreign born. Of those 380 alien criminals, 72 were from the seven countries that President Trump named in his executive order. The order was designed to temporarily ban admissions from those countries for only 90 days until more thorough screening procedures could be developed to ensure that persons admitted from those countries in the future had no ill intent.
The temporary travel moratorium was widely and falsely reported by the corporate news media as a ban on Muslim immigration, and denounced falsely as “anti-Muslim” by pro-immigration politicians, even though larger Muslim countries, such as Pakistan, Indonesia and many others were unaffected.
The convicted terrorists who entered the U.S. from the seven countries included 20 from Somalia, 19 from Yemen, 19 from Iraq, 7 from Syria, 4 from Iran, 2 from Libya, and 1 from Sudan. Seventeen of them were admitted as “refugees,” 25 had become “naturalized” citizens, 10 were lawful permanent non-citizen residents, and four were illegal aliens.
President Trump is expected to issue a slightly revised executive order this week, under a provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which grants exclusive authority to the president to suspend the entry of any group of aliens for any reason he finds important to national security. The law was sponsored by Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy, D-MA, passed with votes from a majority of Democrats in both the House and Senate, and was signed into law by Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
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