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Congress shouldn’t enact immigration legislation rewarding law breaking or provides benefits and preferential treatment to illegal aliens ahead of legal immigrants.

Immigration Legislation Should Stress Border
Security and Enforcement, Not
Incentivize Bad Behavior

an 30th, 2018
COMMENTARY BY
Hans A. von Spakovsky

Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow  Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues – including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration.
President Donald Trump’s immigration framework includes some key conservative reforms, as well as legalization and a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.stellalevi/Getty Image

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Trump is the first president in decades with the political courage to take a needed stand on our illegal immigration problem.  Currently, almost a million unenforced deportation orders have piled up at the Department of Homeland Security. Congress shouldn’t enact immigration legislation rewarding law breaking or provides benefits and preferential treatment to illegal aliens ahead of legal immigrants.

At his direction, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security have resumed enforcement of our immigration laws. They are going after sanctuary cities that harbor criminal aliens; stepping up removals of illegal aliens; hiring more border agents and immigration judges; intensifying security efforts along the border; ending the unconstitutional DACA program; and restricting the entry of aliens from terrorist safe havens who pose a danger to our national security.

In other words, Trump is faithfully executing the law as written. He is the first president in decades with the political courage to take a needed stand on our illegal immigration problem.  That said, the immigration framework released by the White House last week raises a number of serious questions. For example, the proposed deal would provide amnesty and citizenship to nearly 2 million illegal aliens (and probably more), as well as citizenship to another 4 million aliens who aren’t even in the country yet.

Much to Like in Immigration Framework

Yet there is much good in the framework, too. The president wants a $25 billion “trust fund” for “the border wall system, ports of entry/exit, and northern border improvements and enhancements.”

Although the idea of a “trust fund” sounds good, there really isn’t such a thing under federal law. The only acceptable way of ensuring the funding for enhanced border security that Trump wants (and the country needs) is if Congress provides an immediate appropriation—not just an authorization for future funds—of $25 billion.  If funding is what the White House wants, then that is what it should demand from Congress: an appropriation. And that appropriation needs to also include funds for interior enforcement, not just border security.

The president also wants “hiring and pay reforms to ensure the recruitment and retention of critically-needed personnel,” as well as changes in immigration courts “to improve efficiency and prevent fraud and abuse.” This, too, has policy merit.  He wants to “ensure the prompt removal of illegal border-crossers” and “criminal aliens, gang members, violent offenders, and aggravated felons.” That makes sense.

But to add teeth to that, the White House should insist on legislation that empowers immigration judges to enforce their own removal orders, with the assistance of U.S. marshals. Currently, almost a million unenforced deportation orders have piled up at the Department of Homeland Security.

Lacking in Some Key Areas

One crucial element missing from this framework is something the president himself has talked about: making E-Verify mandatory for employers.  E-Verify is the secure, online federal system employers can use to make sure the workers they hire are citizens or at least legally entitled to work in the U.S. That, along with increased prosecutions of employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, is required to decrease the employment prospects that attract so many illegals and keep them here.  If the ability to work illegally in the United States dries up, thus depriving illegal aliens from sending money back to their relatives in another country, we will see large numbers of illegal aliens self-deporting.   Mandatory E-Verify and employer prosecutions is an essential element of a successful immigration enforcement system.

Even more problematic is the framework’s deal for the so-called “Dreamers.”

Until now, the discussion has centered on what to do about the 690,000 beneficiaries under President Barack Obama’s unilateral Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump quite properly announced that he was ending this unconstitutional executive action.  DACA covers those who supposedly entered the United States illegally before their 16th birthday in 2012. Many of them lack basic English language skills and educational requirements to be successful members of society. Yet those fundamental requirements were routinely waived by the Obama administration.

More Generous Than DACA

But the proposed framework goes further than dealing with DACA. It offers amnesty and a 10 to 12-year path to citizenship to over a million more illegal aliens.  The framework would expand eligibility from DACA to “a total population of approximately 1.8 million” aliens. That means that Homeland Security resources dedicated to trying to process the applications of legal immigrants—those who have followed our rules and not come here illegally—would be stretched even further to process a million illegal aliens.

Keep in mind that the background and criminal histories of the vast majority of current DACA beneficiaries were never vetted by the Obama administration. Just as with the 1986 amnesty deal in the Reagan era, this amnesty deal would act as a magnet to attract even more illegal aliens into the country.  The framework wants to put an end to extended chain migration (which the left now calls “family migration”), so only spouses and minor children can be sponsored by citizens.

That’s something that must be done, but this new rule will be applied only prospectively, not retroactively. It means that, while aliens who become citizens after the new rule becomes effective would not be able to sponsor citizenship for members of their extended families, chain migration would not actually end for at least a decade, since at least 4 million aliens are already on the sponsorship waiting list.  Additionally, the diversity visa lottery program—which disregards the education or skills of immigrants or whether they have any family or economic ties to the country—would be eliminated. Those visas would be reallocated “to reduce the family-based ‘backlog’ and high-skilled employment ‘backlog.’”

No Deal Is Forever

Keep in mind this most important fact: Even if the president gets everything he wants in this framework, it may not last. As soon as control of Congress changes, lawmakers can revive the diversity visa lottery program, reinstate extended chain migration, and impose new rules on Homeland Security that restrict its ability to detain and remove illegal aliens.  In other words, Congress could reverse almost everything it has supposedly agreed to do with one exception. Amnesty and citizenship, once given, are virtually impossible to revoke.

Congress should not enact immigration legislation that rewards law breaking, incentivizes illegal behavior, or provides benefits and preferential treatment to illegal aliens ahead of legal immigrants.  A good deal would feature a sustained period of increased border security and interior enforcement, which in turn would result in a significant decrease in the flow of illegal aliens into the county and substantial reductions in the number of illegal aliens inside the country.

Once that is accomplished—and only then—should we even consider what to do about those illegals who remain in the country.

This piece originally appeared in the Daily Signal

Report: Booming Foreign-Born Population Handing Over Electoral Dominance to Democrats

Foreign-born populations

House Democrats are dominating in districts across the United States that are heavily populated with foreign-born residents, a new report reveals.

An analysis by Axios’s Chris Canipe and Andrew Witherspoon shows the overwhelming trend of foreign-born populations voting Democrats into office over Republicans.
For example, in New York’s 15th District, the region goes strongly to Democrats, with a foreign-born population that is near almost 40 percent. Likewise, California’s 34th District, which has a foreign-born population of 46.5 percent, is a Democrat stronghold.

The chart’s most revealing aspect is how congressional districts with a foreign-born population larger than 20 percent swing enormously for Democrats over Republicans. The research, though, does not explain why House Districts with small foreign-born populations continue to be Democratic strongholds.
Due to the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them, more than nine million foreign nationals have been imported to the country since 2005.
As Breitbart News reported, if chain migration is not ended — as President Trump has demanded — the U.S. electorate will forever be changed, with between seven to eight million new foreign-born individuals being eligible to vote because of chain migration, and overall an additional 15 million new foreign-born voters.
The chain migration importation of eight million new foreign-born voters in the next two decades would be double the size of the annual number of U.S. births; about four million American babies are born every year.http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/29/chain-migration-to-add-foreign-born-voting-population-double-the-size-of-annual-american-births-by-2038/ 
Chain Migration to Add Foreign-Born Voting Population Double the Size of Annual American Births by…A foreign-born voting population from chain migration will double the size of the number of annual American births.  breitbart.co
Democrats are expected to make enormous gains, politically, as University of Maryland, College Park researcher James Gimpel has found in recent years that more immigrants to the U.S. inevitably means more Democrat voters and thus, increasing electoral victories for the Democratic Party.
In 2014, Gimpel’s research concluded with three major findings:

Immigrants, particularly Hispanics and Asians, have policy preferences when it comes to the size and scope of government that are more closely aligned with progressives than with conservatives. As a result, survey data show a two-to-one party identification with Democrats over Republicans.  By increasing income inequality and adding to the low-income population (e.g. immigrants and their minor children account for one-fourth of those in poverty and one-third of the uninsured) immigration likely makes all voters more supportive of redistributive policies championed by Democrats to support disadvantaged populations.

There is evidence that immigration may cause more Republican-oriented voters to move away from areas of high immigrant settlement leaving behind a more lopsided Democrat majority.  Democrats like former San Antonio, Texas mayor Julian Castro admit that mass immigration to the U.S. will result in Democrat dominance for generations in swing states.

 The Hispanic vote in Texas will continue to increase. By 2024 Democrats can win Texas, Arizona and Florida. A big blue wall of 78 electoral votes. h
 Every year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.
Mass legal immigration to the U.S., like Koch brothers-supported free trade agreements, has come at the expense of America’s working and middle class, which has suffered from poor job growth, stagnant wages, and increased public costs to offset the importation of millions of low-skilled foreign nationals.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder. 

SHUT DOWN GOOD THING SENDS “NON-ESSENTIAL WORKERS” HOME QUESTION IF NON-ESSENTIAL WHY HAVE THEM?

Trump: Dems don’t
like my border
security plans?
Fine. ‘We’ll go with
another shutdown’

By  —— Bio and ArchivesFebruary 7, 2018

Trump: Dems don't like my border security plans? Fine. 'We'll go with another shutdown'

Saying that last month’s government shutdown was a loss for Democrats is a massive understatement.  Their decision to place the wants of illegal immigrants above the needs of the American people landed like a piano falling from a skyscraper.  Schumer and Pelosi failed to successfully blame Republicans, public opinion turned against them, they got really scared, and then they folded like cheap gas station roadmap.
Since then, their position hasn’t improved.
 Their amnesty plans still aren’t popular, they’re still viewed as a political force that cares more about illegals than citizens, and they still haven’t figured out a way to sell their vision for the border. Despite that, they’re currently careening toward a replay of the spending bill shutdown, for pretty much the exact same immigration-based reasons. Will there be a last-minute deal this time? Who knows.
It appears that Republicans (or at least President Trump) are aware that Dems are on the losing side of this issue.  That’s probably why Trump is calling the left’s bluff. He’s indicated he’s more than willing to let them shut down the government – again – if they don’t start taking the matter seriously.
During a roundtable discussion of the notorious MS-13 gang, Trump said:
“We have to strengthen our borders, not by a little bit, but by a lot. We asre so far behind the times.  By the way, the world is laughing at us because they can’t believe these policies. They don’t have it – I can name 15 of ‘em right now. No other country in the world has what we have and we’re going to get it stopped.  And if we have to shut it down because the Democrats don’t want safety – and unrelated but still related, they don’t want to take care of our military – then shut it down. We’ll go with another shutdown.”
My suspicion is that, if the Dems go for another shutdown, things will end pretty much the same way they ended last time. So, you can bet they’re anxious to avoid a repeat of Schumer’s folly.  The question is “how anxious?”  Do they understand that, while many Americans are amenable to a generous DACA solution, their position isn’t viewed as anything close to a national priority?
We’ll find out later this week.

Philandering FBI Agents Blow Obama’s Cover on ObamaGate

While Page was worried that she and Lover Boy Strzok and their thousands of texts would be discovered, they had outed Obama in a saga that went all the way from “Potus (sic) wants to know” to “Inquiring Minds DEMAND to know!”

 

By  —— Bio and ArchivesFebruary 7, 2018

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Philandering FBI Agents Blow Obama’s Cover on ObamaGate
It’s got to be the most convincing case for Poetic Justice evah that former President Barack Obama has had his ObamaGate cover blown by two fornicating FBI agents among all the cutthroats still dog-paddling in The Swamp:
The tell-tale text proving that Obama was up to his eyebrows in the Hillary Clinton email scandal cover up comes from Lisa Page, who texted her paramour Peter Strzok about preparing talking points for then FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”

Sabotaging their nation while on the FBI pay roll,  spying on behalf of an outgoing president and betraying their own spouses while they were at it is “everything” Page and Strzok “were doing”.   That senate investigators unearthed some 50,000 text messages between the two philandering agents proves that highly-paid FBI operatives have way too much time on their hands.   Strzok and Page were never just your average, run-of-the-mill, back bench FBI types, both were handpicked by Robert Mueller to assist in his nothing-there Russia-Trump investigation along with a team of other Clinton and Obama cronies.

“Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey’s earlier draft language describing Clinton’s actions as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” the sources said.(CNN)

How many FBI directors follow to the letter the talking points of underling agents on national security?

It wasn’t just Trump that ‘rent-a-room!”  ‘Peter Sweetums’ and ‘Lisa Babycakes’ were out to get.

“In texts previously revealed, Strzok and Page have shown their disdain for Republicans in general, as well as Trump, calling him a “f—-ing idiot,” among other insults. (Fox News)

 In their spittle-flecked name-calling, Strzok and Page were about as creative as the protesters who call Trump and Republicans the same thing when they’re screeching out on the streets.   In his passion against Virginians who voted against then FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe for a state Senate seat, Strzok couldn’t even get the plural of hillybilly right, calling them “ignorant hillbillys” (sic).

“On Election Day 2016, Page wrote, “OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING.” Strzok replied, “Omg, I am so depressed.” Later that month, on Nov. 13, 2016 Page wrote, “I bought all the president’s men. Figure I need to brush up on watergate.”   (Fox News)

“The next day, Nov. 14, 2016, Page wrote, “God, being here makes me angry. Lots of high fallutin’ national security talk. Meanwhile we have OUR task ahead of us.”  “Page’s meaning here is unclear, but Senate investigators say, coupled with Strzok’s Aug. 15 text about an “insurance policy,” further investigation is warranted to find out.

“The last text is from Page to Strzok, comes on June 23, 2017 when she wrote, “Please don’t ever text me again.”

It’s unclear whether she was mad at her friend, or if she suddenly became aware that they, and their thousands of texts, had been discovered.  Millions will go for the latter because while Page was worried that she and Lover Boy Strzok and their thousands of texts would be discovered, they had outed Obama in a saga that went all the way from “Potus wants to know” to “Inquiring Minds DEMAND to know.”
Blowhards who get to sport FBI badges that they are,  50,000 LOLs will follow agents Page and Strzok the rest of their days!

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