May 24

Trump Supports Tax Credit Crackdown

President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget will proposes to crackdown illegal aliens getting money from the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit.  The Trump Administration believes that its proposed measures will save $40 billion over 10 years.

Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.

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May 23

Zuckerberg Group Pitches Amnesty

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the open borders group FWD.us. Its president Todd Schulte recently stated that efforts to stop illegal immigration “hurt public safety.” He also claimed that amnesty for illegal aliens would “make our country safer.” Although the billionaire Zuckerberg is not partial to walls on our border, he has a large wall protecting his own personal property.

Read more at breitbart.com. and newsweek.com.

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May 23

Huge Number of Visa Overstays Now Biggest Source of New Illegal Aliens

The source of illegal immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country’s air and sea ports, where more than 54 million visitors checked in last year — and nearly 630,000 of them didn’t go home, according to new numbers released Monday.  Known as visa overstays, these illegal aliens present a different challenge than the border crossers.

“This report shows that we have a problem with visa overstays in the United States,” a senior administration official said in briefing reporters, vowing to step up enforcement to cut down the violations.

Student visas and exchange visitors are the worst violators, with some countries averaging overstay rates above 20%.  Libya, a hotbed for Muslim terrorists, saw 43% of its “students” refuse to leave on time, while 75% of Eritrean students overstayed, disappearing into our nation.

Homeland Security officials admit that almost none of the visa overstays are investigated.

At least five of the deadly 9-11 terrorists were visa overstays.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/22/visa-overstays-biggest-problem-illegal-immigration/

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May 22

Labor Force Level Declines for Natives without College

The official unemployment rate, 4.9 percent for the first quarter of 2017, is a vast improvement over the high percentages following the recession beginning in 2007. Nevertheless, the official figure minimizes the true picture of unemployment, especially for those of limited education. One way is not counting people of working age who haven’t recently looked for a job. If they are factored in, the labor force participation of all natives of working age without a college degree has declined since the recession began, from 73.8 percent in the first quarter of 2007 to 69.8 percent in the first quarter of this year. In 2000 the total was 76.1 percent. Immigration is one reason for this trend.

Read more at cis.org.

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May 19

Democrats Attack Davis-Oliver Act

House Democrats are expressing strong opposition to the Davis-Oliver Act recently introduced by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) (See previous news item.) The bill would penalize cities that break federal law with their sanctuary policies while enacting other steps to strengthen internal enforcement of immigration law.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA ) stated, “We have to call it Trump’s mass deportation act. It is a hard anti-immigrant enforcement only proposal. It is a welcome mat to racism. . . .  A repudiation of the very values that have defined our great nation since its inception.” Jayapal didn’t explain how enforcing laws against lawbreakers is racist, or why it is contrary to American values to do so.

Read more at washingtonexaminer.com.

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May 18

Does the Chronicle Believe in Immigration Laws?

More Misinformation from the Media:

When it comes to immigration and border security, the Nativist-in-Chief in the White House is committed, it seems, to a strategy that relies on spreading chaos, fear and debilitating apprehension throughout immigrant communities. His immigration and border security agencies feel unleased. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in particular seem to be taking a perverse pride in the fact that the acronym ICE on the back of their navy-blue uniforms has come to symbolize bullying law-enforcement tactics we more commonly associate with authoritarian regimes in other countries. . . .

Here in Houston, the latest outrage involved two doctors from India who were informed by immigration officials last week they had 24 hours to leave the United States. Never mind that both were legally working in Houston. . . . Immigration Reality, Houston Chronicle, 4/6/17. Link: here.

Fact Check:  “Nativist” is a slur word that immigration advocates commonly hurl at anyone who suggests that we should abide by the rule of law and enforce immigration law, or that we might reduce our current level of legal immigration, at the highest sustained level in our history, to a more reasonable level. The implication of the word is that the mere natives of a country, also known as citizens, have no primary right to determine what kind of society they will have.

And if foreigners are residing illegally in our country, then why shouldn’t they fear the force of our law? Basically all Trump has done is step up immigration law enforcement—largely abandoned under the Obama Administration—with a focus on deporting dangerous criminals. The Trump Administration also has proposed to cut federal funds to jurisdictions which violate federal law with sanctuary policies, and it has proposed to delay refugees from terrorist-sponsoring countries so that they can be properly vetted.

If these minimal steps generate such outrage from the Chronicle, one might reasonably ask if the editorialists of that newspaper believe in any kind of immigration law enforcement. Their writing provides clues that they don’t. One example is their reference to “immigrant communities.” The word immigrant generally refers to someone who comes here legally, but the Chronicle’s usage reference clearly includes illegal aliens as well. By conflating the two, the Chronicle implies that the law that distinguishing between the two really doesn’t matter.

Another clue is the harsh and unbalanced condemnation of ICE. As the Chronicle tells it, ICE is not a duly appointed agency enforcing legitimate laws—it’s simply acting as a gang of bullies, scarcely different from storm troopers. Yes, it appears that ICE made a mistake with the two doctors, but one it corrected. To err is human, and a mistake by law enforcement doesn’t invalidate law enforcement—unless you believe that the laws it upholds are invalid.

If the Chronicle, and other mass immigration advocates, truly believe that immigration laws are improper, it would be nice if they would openly say so and remove all doubt. But they won’t because that would be an admission that they don’t believe in America as a sovereign nation where citizens rule. That would be bad for newspaper readership. For journalists with an open-borders globalist perspective, it is far more expedient to imply your agenda rather than state it.

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May 17

Enforcement Measure Introduced in House

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) has introduced legislation to improve immigration law enforcement. It is H.R. 2431, also known as the Davis-Oliver act, in memory of two law enforcement officers who were killed by illegal aliens. Labrador is vice-chairman of the House Judicial Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee.

Among its provisions, H.R. 2431 legally clarifies the right of localities to assist immigration law enforcement, penalizes sanctuary jurisdictions, and authorizes the hiring of 12,500 more ICE officers.

Read more at judiciary.house.gov.

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May 16

Kobach Appointed to Election Commission

The Trump Administration has appointed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The commission will investigate charges of voter fraud, including voting by non-citizen immigrants and illegal aliens. Kobach has long advocated effective enforcement of immigration laws, which has prompted heavy criticism from illegal alien advocates.

In response to these critics, who often resort to name calling, Kobach observed that “When . . . they don’t have any arguments left. . . . They just attack you as a person. They call you a racist; they call you a vote suppressor. They just come up with these stupid names.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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May 15

Trump Backslides on Legal Immigration

President Trump seems to be going back on his campaign promise to consider a reduction of legal immigration. At more than one million a year, it is at the highest sustained level in our country’s history.  An interviewer for the Economist, pro-globalist magazine, asked Trump, “Do you want to curb legal immigration? . . . [are you] not looking to reduce the numbers?” The president replied, “No, no, no, no, we want people coming in legally. No, very strongly.”

Washington observers say Trump is feeling strong pressure from pro-immigration interests, and that pressure from his base of supporters will be necessary to put him back on course.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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May 12

Legal Immigrants Oppose Sanctuary

The New York Times reported on the effort of Democrat politicians in Howard County, Maryland, to make the county a sanctuary jurisdiction to benefit illegal aliens. It noted that the politicians were surprised that a number of legal immigrants in the country testified against the proposal. Apparently they didn’t consider that people who play by the rules resent those who don’t.

Read more at www.nytimes.com.

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