Mar 01

Leftwinger Says Border Doesn’t Need More Protection

Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke told The Daily Caller that “no additional  enforcement” is needed on the Southwest border, despite the U.S.-Mexico border  remaining the “primary gateway” for moving illegal drugs into the U.S.

“Because we no longer have an active metric from DHS and border security can  mean different things to different people, I just want to point to the facts.  The safest cities in America are along the border. The border is safer than the  rest of the country,” O’Rourke told TheDC Wednesday after a Border Advocacy Day  event where participants argued that no more border enforcement is  necessary.

Read more at The Daily Caller

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Mar 01

House Judiciary Chairman Vows Hearings on Immigration Legislation

The chairman of the House Judiciary  Committee laid out a go-slow approach on immigration Wednesday, saying he  doesn’t think having President Obama write a bill and demand that Congress  vote on it would be successful.

Senators are racing against a White  House-imposed deadline to write legislation before Mr. Obama sends his own  version.

But Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia  Republican, said his panel will take time to hold hearings on each part of  immigration reform and that he hasn’t decided whether to write a single broad  bill, as Mr. Obama has requested, or to take it up piece by piece.

Read more at The Washington Times

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Mar 01

Incompetence? Napolitano Says Release of Illegals Not Her Fault

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had no part in a decision by underlings to  release low-risk illegal immigrant detainees as a way to save money before the sequestration and was surprised to learn about it, Napolitano told ABC News in an exclusive interview.

“Detainee populations and how that is managed back and forth is really handled by career officials in the field,” Napolitano said.

Napolitano added that the release, which has been criticized by congressional Republicans, was poorly timed.

“Do I wish that this all hadn’t been done all of a sudden and so that people weren’t surprised by it?  Of course,” she said.

When asked why the detainees were in jail in the first place, Napolitano replied, “That’s a good question.  I’ve asked the same question myself … so we’re looking into it.”

Read more at ABC News

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Feb 28

Committe Chairman Demands Answers About Alien Release

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) wants more information as to why Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is releasing illegal aliens being held in detention. ICE leaders have cited possible budget cuts as the reason. McCaul expressed concern that ICE did not provide proper notiication to congressional oversite committees before taking this action. He also said he wanted information on the individuals released.   

Read more at The Daily Caller.  

 

 

 

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Feb 28

Cheap Labor Front To Air Amnesty Propaganda

The American Action Network, a front for Republican cheap labor interests, will launch a propaganda blitz on TV this weekend to promote passage of amnesty. The blitz will cost “in the six figures” and will run in English and Spanish. The sponsors hope that their campaign will help sway Republican lawmakers to reward lawbreakers with amnesty.

Read more at Politico.

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Feb 27

Arizona Officials Outraged By Obama Regime Release of Illegal Aliens

Arizona officials — from the statehouse to Capitol Hill — were outraged on
Tuesday at the Obama administration’s release of hundreds of illegal immigrants
held in local jails to save money as huge budget cuts loom.

“I’m appalled
to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds
of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be
freed under the guise of federal budget cuts,” said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who
has long battled the White House on immigration matters. “This is pure political
posturing and the height of absurdity, given that the releases are being granted
before the federal sequestration cuts have even gone into
effect.”

Read more at NewsMax.com

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Feb 27

Study: Amnesty Unlikely to Help GOP With Hispanic Voters

Immigrant rights groups and some top Hispanic Republicans argue that the GOP’s only hope of winning over Hispanic  voters is to legalize illegal immigrants — but an academic report being released  Wednesday that studied the 2006 election suggests that Hispanics don’t reward  pro-immigration Republicans.

George Hawley, who teaches political  science at the University of Houston, crunched the numbers and found that  Republicans who backed immigration reform in that election didn’t fare better  with Hispanic voters, and in fact probably suffered overall thanks to a drop in  support from white voters.

Read more at the Washington Times

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Feb 26

Amnesty Faces Strong Opposition

Amnesty legislation faces many obstacles, despite the concerted efforts of supporters to push it forward. Public opposition is growing, as evidenced by the town hall meetings in Arizona where angry citizens criticized Sen. John  McCain (R-AZ) for his backing of amnesty. A former Bush Administration official said that the key to passing amnesty is to pass it quickly before lawmakers have much time to hear from their consituents.

Read more at Politico.

 

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Feb 26

McCain Will Meet with Obama to Plot Amnesty

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other lawmakers will meet with President Obama on Friday to plot amnesty legislation. McCain recently met with Mexican Enrique Pena Nieto.

Read more at The Associated Press.

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Feb 26

The U.S. STEM Worker ‘Shortage’ Is Not Real

Throughout the nation and in a wide range of industries, there is an urgent demand for workers trained in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—yet there are not enough people with the necessary skills to meet that demand. – Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft 9/27/12

Fact Check: The media, politicians and corporations constantly proclaim that the U.S. has a terrible shortage of STEM workers, and that the only solution is import more foreigners to do this work through the H-1B visa program. Otherwise, they claim, our economy will languish and decline for lack of these skilled workers.

One leader of this chorus is the Microsoft corporation. It maintains that the numbers of U.S graduates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science are far less than the job openings in computing occupations. But one thing they neglect to mention, notes Edwin S. Rubenstein of ESR Research Consultants, is that a degree in computer science, more often than not, is unnecessary to do computer industry jobs. He cites Professor Norman Matloff (UC) Davis who found that “only 40.2 percent of those with software engineer, programmer or computer scientist titles came to the profession with a [computer science] degree.”

It is true that U.S. graduates in computer science have declined in recent years. But that is understandable given the relatively high rate of unemployment and stagnant wages in the field. Both of these conditions are a direct consequence of Microsoft and other companies importing foreign workers.

If indeed there were truly a shortage of STEM workers, wages in those fields, in general, would be rising. But they’re not. Rubenstein observes that, “From 2000 to 2011, according to the Economic Policy Institute, the average real hourly wage for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree in computer and math occupations rose less than 0.5 percent per year. . . . This is nowhere near the gains you would see if a real shortage existed.”

There are exceptions to the general trend, however, exceptions that show the falsity to the shortage claim. One example is petroleum engineering. In 1997 the average starting salary for a petroleum engineer with a bachelor’s degree was $43,674. In 2010, as domestic oil exploration increased, the total rose to $86,220. With wages going up in such fashion, there has been no shortage of U.S. petroleum engineers.

When companies say they face a shortage of STEM workers what they mean is that there is a shortage of Americans who are willing to accept the lower pay and the lack of rights that foreign workers will endure to gain a foothold in the U.S. The companies are practicing blatant discrimination against their fellow citizens for the sake of greed.       

 

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