Jul 06

Chapman’s Column Lacks Evidence

More Misinformation from the Media:

Trump also wants to punish sanctuary cities—where policies bar police from making arrest for immigration violations or asking people about their immigration status. He decries these accommodations as a threat to public safety. In fact, they enhance it—by encouraging the 11 million foreigners living here without permission to cooperate with cops. . . . Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, told USA Today, “If people are afraid to come to the police, that domestic violence incident today will be a homicide tomorrow, and that’s in no one’s interest.” . . .

Most of what Trump says on this topic is lacking evidence. . . . [I]f he expects tougher enforcement to create jobs and raise wages, he’s in for a crushing disappointment. A report last year, commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences . . . found [immigration] has only a minimal impact on wages. – How Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Will Backfire, Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman, 1/27/17. [Link]

Fact Check: Immigration advocates commonly claim that local enforcement of immigration law will cause a “chilling effect” on the reporting of crimes in illegal alien communities. Supposedly, fear of deportation will discourage witnesses to crimes from coming forward.

The problem with this claim is that there is little real evidence to back it up. The most common reasons for noncooperation with police, according to one respected study, were language barriers, cultural differences, and lack of understanding of the U.S. justice system. Significantly, authorities can shield a witness from deportation who wishes to provide testimony.

The most comprehensive study of the “chilling effect” focused on enforcement in Prince William County, Virginia. Conducted in 2009 by the University of Virginia and the Police Executive Research Forum, it found that the country’s enforcement had not damaged police and community relations. Recently, in testimony before the Senate a high-ranking official in the Justice Department maintained that the “chilling effect” is largely a myth. Evidence aside, immigration advocates keep on repeating it.

The National Academy of Sciences report did say that the “overall” impact of immigration on wages was small, but he neglected to note what else the report said. Namely, some groups within the overall society are feeling a significant pinch in wages. Prominent among them are native-born Americans (as well a previous immigrants) without a high school degree. The report further reveals that wage depression among low-income people, brought about by immigration, results in a large transfer of wealth from them to better-off people. The latter commonly profit from cheap labor.

Certainly it is true that immigrants seldom compete with prominent newspaper columnists for jobs. They can promote mass immigration without fear of personal loss.

 

 

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Jul 05

Senator: Redirect Funds for Sanctuaries to Wall

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) has introduced legislation fund President Trump’s border wall by cutting funds to sanctuary jurisdictions. He stated, “My bill has two simple outcomes: Sanctuary jurisdictions can either follow the law or fund the wall. Failure to comply with federal immigration authorities and continued efforts to interfere with the lawful pursuit of border wall contracts by local businesses will be met with the loss of federal transportation and infrastructure grant funding. These funds will go towards the construction of our border wall.”

The senator also posed the following question, “How many criminal aliens have to be released shy of justice being served for the rule of law to be affirmed as the first priority of a functioning society?”

Read more at mrctv.org.

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Jul 05

Trump Gives Voice to Victims of Illegal Alien Criminals

President Trump recently invited to the White House a group of Americans whose loved ones died at the hands of illegal alien criminals.  The president also dedicated his recent radio address to these families.  President Trump urged the Senate to pass two immigration law enforcement bills already passed by the House for him to sign into law.

Read more about these two bills, “Kate’s Law” and “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” and the heartbreaking stories of families whose loved ones were killed by illegals here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/03/victims-of-illegal-alien-crime-given-a-voice-every-one-of-our-childrens-deaths-have-been-preventable/

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Jul 04

On July 4th Pat Buchanan Asks: ‘Is America Still a Nation?’

Pat Buchanan reflects on what makes a nation and whether the diversity cult of the elites imperils the American nation.  Must reading.  A few excerpts:

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.”  And who were these “people”?

In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people … descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs…”

If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and one people?

Federalist No. 2 celebrated our unity.  Today’s elites proclaim that our diversity is our strength.  But is this true or a tenet of trendy ideology?

Read more here:  http://buchanan.org/blog/america-still-nation-127293

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Jul 03

Trump Policies Deter Illegal Migration

In recent years, Central Americans have been a large and growing share of the illegal aliens crossing the Mexican border. An article in The New York Times reports that stricter immigration law enforcement by the Trump Administration is discouraging Central Americans from coming here illegally.

Read more at nytimes.com.

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Jun 30

House Passes Pro-Enforcement Bills

The House of Representatives passed two bills to promote enforcement against illegal immigration. One, named Kate’s Law, would increase penalties against illegal aliens who, after being deported, try to return of the United States. The other would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities, i.e, those which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement.

Read more at foxnews.com.

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Jun 29

NYT Writer Expresses Contempt for Natives

More Misinformation from the Media:

In the matter of immigration. . . . The United States has too many people . . . who need to return whence they came. I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country a few generations. . . . On point after point American nonimmigrants are failing our country. Crime? A study by the CATO Institute note that nonimmigrants are incarcerated at nearly twice the rate of illegal immigrants. . . . Religious piety—especially the Christian variety? More illegal immigrants identify as Christian (83 percent) than do Americans (70.6 percent). . . . Business creation? Nonimmigrants start businesses at half the rate of immigrants, and accounted for fewer than half the companies started in Silicon Valley between 1995 and 2008. . . . Because I’m the child of immigrants and grew up abroad, I have always thought that the United States as a country belongs first to its newcomers. – Only Mass Deportation Can Save America, The New York Times, The Opinion Pages, Bret Stephens, 6/16/17. [Link]

Fact Check: This attempt at humor rehashes the tired old line of immigration advocates that foreign-born folks are a higher order of beings than natives. The writer ludicrously suggests, as these advocates often do, that illegal aliens are somehow more law-abiding than Americans. And just how can they be more law-abiding when by definition they are all law-breakers?

The claim that they are incarcerated less than natives for crimes not related to their immigration status is speculation more than anything else. As one commentator notes, “There are no reliable statistics about the legal status of foreign-born inmates.” In point of fact, it is hard to find any comprehensive data about crime and illegal aliens. Critics charge that authorities don’t want the public to know.

With respect to illegal aliens “identifying” as Christians, one might wonder about the “piety” of people who regularly and wantonly break our laws to remain in our country illegally. Their crimes are not victimless. In the words of Christ, a good tree does not bear evil fruits.

The claim that immigrants are vastly more entrepreneurial than natives simply isn’t true. Studies show [Here] and [Here] that the percentage of business ownership by natives and immigrants is about the same, with immigrants having only a small edge. Offsetting that edge is that native business owners have likely to have more employees than immigrants. Also, immigrant owners tend to hire other immigrants as employees, a practice of limited benefit to the general society.

Stephens doesn’t name his source for his statement about Silicon Valley. Immigration advocates often exaggerate the number of immigrant-created business. They do so by defining them as immigrant founded, even if there is only one immigrant among a number of other co-founders.

The notion that “our country belongs first to its newcomers” is the view of someone who lacks proper respect and gratitude toward generations of Americans who—prior to the arrival of his family—built, maintained, and nurtured this country. It is also an expression of arrogance and contempt—and the writer’s pretense of humor doesn’t hide that one bit.

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Jun 29

Obama’s Judges Stall Trump’s Effort to Enforce Immigration Laws

President Trump won a partial victory at the Supreme Court this week, but liberal lower court judges appointed by President Obama remain an obstacle to a return to enforcing immigration laws.  Liberal Obama judges in California, Michigan, Georgia and elsewhere are stymieing President Trump’s efforts to crackdown on sanctuary cities and deport illegal aliens.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/28/donald-trumps-immigration-plans-rejected-by-obama-/

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Jun 29

Trump’s lst Immigration Report Shows Continuing Flood of Immigrants

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security has revealed important facts about current immigration in its first quarterly report. This information was largely hidden by the Obama administration.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that the report shows a continuing flood of immigrants and temporary foreign workers.

Reporter Neil Munro of Breitbart News posted an excellent summary of the report Wednesday.  Legal immigrants are being admitted at the rate of 1.1 million every year.  Around 800,000 temporary foreign workers are being allowed in every year.  Most of the legal immigrants being admitted have low skills and are allowed in because of family ties.

Munro concluded his report on this massive alien in-flow with comments on its effects:

“This flood of foreign labor spikes profits and stock values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees.  It also drives up real estate prices, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, and sidelines marginalized Americans and their families.”

For important data on the ongoing alien flood, read this important article here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/28/two-four-six-fast-facts-donald-trumps-first-immigration-report/

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Jun 28

Mexico Meddles in U.S. Court

The Mexican government has asked an American court to issue an injunction against the new law in Texas against sanctuary cities. The affidavit from Mexico’s foreign ministry to the court stated, “These types of actions criminalize even more the topic of immigration, foments discriminatory acts and reduces collaboration between the immigrant community and local authorities.” The “mainstream” media now obsess about alleged Russian meddling in U.S. affairs, but they have rarely criticized repeated cases of Mexican meddling, like this one.

Read more at wbap.com.

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