Jan 17

New video: How many?

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  wants to abolish immigration and customs enforcement at a time when 150 million people want to immigrate to America.  Does Ms. Cortez think we should admit 150 million people?  And if not, how many should we admit?  Click on the image below to view our new video ad.

 

 

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Jan 17

Ramos Has Supremacist Agenda

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

The wall has become a metaphor to Mr. Trump and his millions of supporters. It represents a divide between “us” and “them,” a physical demarcation for those who refuse to accept that in just a few decades, a majority of the country will be people of color.

This is about more than just a wall. Mr. Trump promised it in 2015, in the same speech in which he announced his candidacy, the same speech in which he called Mexican immigrants rapists, criminals and drug traffickers. His goal was to exploit the anxiety and resentment of voters in an increasingly multicultural, multiethnic society. Mr. Trump’s wall is a symbol for those who want to make America white again.

The chant “Build that wall, build that wall” became his hymn — and an insult not just to Latinos but also to all people who do not share his xenophobic ideals. The wall went from a campaign promise to a monument built on bigoted ideas. That is why most Americans cannot say yes to it. Every country has a right to protect its borders. But not to a wall that represents hate, discrimination and fear. – Jorge Ramos: Trump Is the Wall, The New York Times, Jorge Ramos, 1/9/19 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: Ramos engages in race baiting, no doubt to cover his own racial/ethnic agenda. His book The Latino Wave, reveals a Latino supremacist agenda. As a reviewer on Amazon rightly notes, “In this work, millionaire Jorge Ramos essentially advocates for a Hispanic conquest of the United States. He urges Hispanics in the U.S. to reject cultural assimilation in the U.S. and, at the same time, to drop their national identities in order to form a united front to make the U.S. a Hispanic nation. He labels anyone who disagrees with this conquest of the U.S. a racist.”

Thus Ramos criticizes those who question massive demographic transformation of the U.S., even as he pushes to makeover this country in the image of Latin America. Two things he says in this quote are completely false. President Trump did not call all Mexican immigrants “rapists, criminals and drug traffickers.” He said that some Mexican illegal aliens fit those descriptions—a true statement. Next, neither Trump nor anyone else is proposing an immigration policy to “make America white again.” No change of immigration could do that in a country with tens of millions of non-white native-born citizens.

And why should loyal citizens of Latino background be offended by a wall to protect a country that is just as much theirs as any other citizens. When Ramos speaks of Latinos being insulted, he must be referring to supremacist Latinos such as himself.

Ramos claims that our country has the right to protect its border, but his statement is highly disingenuous. What he really seems to mean is that we can take steps to secure the border only so long as those steps are ineffective to stop illegal immigration. To suggest a wall or anything else effective is to risk a shower of politically-correct bully words from Ramos: bigot, hater, racist, xenophobe, etc.

This trash talk merits no respect. Contrary to Ramos’s assertion, there should be a distinction between us (citizens) and (them) non-citizens. If we don’t make that distinction, we cease to have a country.

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Jan 16

New Caravan Crosses into Guatemala

The new Honduran caravan has left Honduras and crossed into Guatemala, en route to the United States. President Trump has responded, via Twitter: “A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. . . . Tell Nancy [Pelosi] and Chuck [Schumer] that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!”

For more, see the NPR website.

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Jan 16

Brooks: Dems Promote Immigration for Power

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) charged that the “Democrat strategy” is to import an underclass of foreign-born voters in order to enhance Democratic political power. He stated, “The Democrats have seen how [mass immigration] affects political power, regardless of [immigrants’] ability to support themselves in our country. Hopefully from [their] vantage point, [immigrants] will be dependent on welfare . . . as soon as they can be registered to vote, [which will turn them] into a dependable Democrat voter. And they hope to do the same thing they’ve done in California to the rest of the country.
Read more at breitbart.com

 

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Jan 15

Poll: Most See Crisis on Border

A  Quinnipiac University Poll found that 54 percent of Americans believe that illegal immigration and drug trafficking have created a “security crisis” on our southern border.

Read more at breitbart.com

 

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Jan 15

New Central American Caravan Sets Out for the U.S.

On Monday, January 14, between 600 and 800 Hondurans began yet another trek toward the United States. Expressing their hope that President Trump “won’t be so hard and will let us enter,” they set off on buses, leaving  what Reuters calls the “entrenched poverty and gangland violence” of their homeland. The news account notes, however, that their unhappiness with home did not prevent them from waving Honduran flags.  More migrants are expected to join them in coming days.

Read more at Reuters.

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Jan 14

Brewer Calls for Wall

Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer endorsed President Trump’s proposal for a border wall. She stated, “I often used to say, a country with a border secured is like a house without walls, it collapses. You have to have your houses protected or it will collapse. And if you don’t have a wall on the border, our country is going to collapse. It’s as simple as that. And it doesn’t seem to be something that’s very hard to understand. . . . The Democrats, the left-leaning liberal Democrats just want open borders. I think that’s very plain. ”

Rad more at breitbart.com

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Jan 11

Trump: Citizenship for H-1Bs

President Trump tweeted that changes to the H-1B program are coming “soon.” One is granting foreign workers holding H-1B visas a potential pathway to citizenship. Many Americans have complained that companies’ use of H-1B visas prevents qualified Americans from getting jobs, particularly in high tech fields.

Read more at dailymail.co.uk

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Jan 10

That’s Not a Good Deal

The Quote Below—More Misinformation from the Media

President Donald Trump sees tactical advantage in extending his dispute with Congress over funding his “wall.” Most of the country would be grateful if he and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives came to terms and let the government get back to doing its job.

A deal of the kind recently floated by Sen. Lindsey Graham ought to be possible: Allow the administration additional funding for border security while extending protections for so-called Dreamers (young people brought illegally to the U.S. as children) as well as for several hundred thousand holders of temporary protected status. This would afford both sides a partial win. . . .

Washington should strike a deal on Dreamers and border security. If Trump calls it a win, fine. Voters won’t be fooled, and $5 billion or so for a wall that doesn’t work and isn’t even a wall would be a price worth paying for securing the Dreamers’ future and letting the government at least turn up for work. – Editorial: Strike a Deal on Trump’s Wall, The Columbus Dispatch, 1/6/19 [Link]

Fact Check of Quote: This proposed deal is truly a bad deal for anyone wanting genuine immigration reform. A wall, at least in some strategic areas, can be a useful tool against illegal immigration. But President Trump is mistaken if he believes that is the most important step necessary to curtail illegal immigration. One reason is that as many as half of illegal aliens did not illegally cross the border to get here. They come on legal temporary visas and then overstay those visas. Just as important or more important than walls is a tracking system to make sure that temporary visitors go home.

Also crucial are steps to prevent illegal aliens from taking jobs once they are here. Lacking chances for employment, Illegal aliens are less likely to come, or remain if they are already here. A key to this objective is mandatory use of the E-Verify system, which enables employers to do a quick check on the legal status of the people they hire. Curbing illegal immigration, furthermore, will require increased cooperation between ICE and non-federal law enforcement agencies.

Wall building is not a big enough concession to justify amnesty for as many as 1.8 million illegal aliens in the Dreamer category. And adding on hundreds of thousands of temporary protected status (TPS) people is an even worse deal.

Some kind of agreement might be possible which grants amnesty to the 800,000 Dreamers who have actually applied for legal residence. Not willingly breaking our laws mitigates their offence. But all TPS people whose justification for residence has expired should go home.

For a limited DACA amnesty, it would be reasonable for immigration advocates to concede a wall, an effective entry/exit tracking system  and mandatory E-Verify. Another proper concession would be a reduction of legal immigration categories, such as the provision allowing immigrants to petition for their parents to have permanent residence. With this provision in place DACA recipients of amnesty could petition for their parents—the people who did choose to beak our immigration laws.

These steps would do much to stop illegal immigration. Would immigration advocates be willing to accept it? It depends on whether they really want to stop it.

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Jan 09

Trump Addresses Nation

President Trump addressed the nation last night to defend his proposal to build walls along the Mexican border. “Some,” he stated in his speech, “have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians do nothing and continue to allow more innocent [American] people to be so horribly victimized.”

Read more at breitbart.com

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