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Apparently, Going to Harvard on a Full Ride is another job Americans won’t do

Posted by V the K at 7:14 pm - September 25, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

Harvard … which is financially out of reach to most of the taxpaying American families whose taxes subsidize its existence… gave a full-ride scholarship to an illegal immigrantbecause he is an illegal immigrant.

“They gave me a full ride. This meant I wouldn’t have to worry about student loans or quarterly tuition payments; that I always had a place to stay away from home; that I could travel every semester, on Harvard’s dime, back to California; that my parents would never have to worry whether I’d finish school. Those are luxuries few people, documented or not, ever have.”

I guess there weren’t any worthy American students for that full-ride slot he took.

Speaking of illegal immigrants, over 40,000 llegals released by DHS this summer never showed up for their immigration hearings. Which is exactly what everyone knew was going to happen. They’re now “living in the shadows” taking American jobs, going to American schools, using the American health care system, and collecting American welfare while waiting for Amnesty.

BTW, if Republicans win the Senate, they are planning to give them Amnesty.

Gay Illegals Demand Amnesty

Posted by V the K at 4:49 pm - August 13, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

Will Obama pass up the opportunity to pander to two Democrat constituencies simultaneously? (Would Obama pass up an opportunity to golf on Sunday?)

Gay immigrants are mounting a campaign to demand that they be included in any unilateral moves President Obama makes this year to halt deportations, arguing that they face unusual circumstances that otherwise might leave them on the outside.

Considering that gray-haired, mustachioed illegals with crow’s feet and bursitis are claiming to be schoolkids to get in on Obama’s previous Amnesty, what will illegals do to convince sap leftist judges that they’re entitled to Amnesty because of Teh Ghey? Imagine brigades of left-wing activist lawyers teaching illegals Undocumented Democrats to talk like Paul Lynde.

Illegal Immigrant Math

About 57,000 illegal immigrants have invaded Texas.

Obama wants to spend $3.7 Billion dollars providing them legal aid and welfare (housing, food, transportation). [And a little bit for border security thrown in as window-dressing].

That works out to almost $65,000 per border-jumper.

Wouldn’t it be cheaper just to give them $10,000 in cash and send them home? $10K could get you a pretty good life in Honduras or Guatemala. Just make them offer, “You can take the money and go home, or you can stay here in a detention center until we relocate you to an inner city in a red or purple state.”

Can’t see the politicians going for this plan; it would be hard for them to vote Democrat from Honduras or Guatemala.

California Is the Model for Obama’s “Fundamental Transformation” of the USA

Posted by V the K at 12:05 pm - July 8, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

The Democrats’ plan worked perfectly.

Forty years ago, Mexico was a one-party dictatorship under the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, hobbled by slow growth, soaring inequality, endemic corruption and dead politics.

California is now a one-party state, with increased corruption and little to no willingness to reform its creaky, scarily unbalanced economy.

So, what has happened over the last forty years? Simple. California has been overrun with illegal immigrants who brought the corrupt, one-party culture of their former homeland with them, aided and abetted by hippy-dippy multi-cultralist liberals who urged them to retain that culture rather than assimilate. As a result, California became a one-party, quasi-socialist state.

This was not an accident, it was a test-run. Obama is now seeking to overrun the rest of the country with uneducated, third-world illegal immigrants who will inevitably become dependent on the welfare state. Inquisitive minds note a pattern here.

While Professor Kotkin’s diagnosis is correct, his solution — for the Republicans to become Tweedle Dum to the Democrats Tweedle Dee in order to be “competitive” … is no solution at all.

Until the Republicans develop some basic sense and offer a compelling social and economic message for an increasingly diverse state, they will remain bit players.

When Republicans “offer a compelling social and economic message” to reach out to diversity voters, what you get is Thad Cochran telling minorities to vote for him because he’ll keep the welfare gravy train coming.

The Government Is Not Serious About Border Security

Posted by V the K at 8:19 am - June 9, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

The Border Patrol has had a “temporary” checkpoint on the main road out of a small Arizona town for seven years. Locals are harassed by the Feds every time they drive out of town. Because complaints to the Federal Government were — naturally — ignored, a local citizens group decided to monitor the checkpoint. Since February, they have been observing the Border Patrol’s behavior at the checkpoint. How many illegal aliens do you think the Feds have caught in that time?

Here’s a hint, it’s exactly the same as the number of terrorists caught by the TSA: 0

“Every time we pass through, we have to be scrutinized and asked questions that don’t relate to citizenship,” Peter Ragan said one recent sunny morning.

Ragan, wearing a bright yellow safety vest, watched from the gravel shoulder as an agent questioned a man driving a white Ford pickup. “The justification is supposed to be immigration, but really, it’s focused on general law enforcement: ‘Where are you going? What are you doing? Is this your vehicle?’”

But the Feds would have us believe “If you pass Amnesty, Then, we promise we’ll start securing the border. Pinky swear.”

If you trust them to do that, you’re an idiot.

Oh, BTW, the Obama Regime’s “No deportations, plenty of welfare and in-state tuition” policies have led to a flood of underage illegal immigrants, that they are encouraging with promises of more welfare and free legal assistance.

The Myth of a High Tech Worker Shortage

Posted by V the K at 8:25 pm - June 5, 2014.
Filed under: Economy,Illegal Immigration

The US Chamber of Commerce and a bunch of big business want to import millions of cheap foreign workers (a.k.a. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”) to replace American workers. One of their claims is that there aren’t enough American high-tech workers to meet demand. This false premise can be destroyed by asking one simple Economics 101 Question.

Rutgers University public policy professor Hal Salzman said that current wages in the high-tech and information technology industries do not indicate that there is any shortage because wages are not going up. In fact, wages are the same as they were when Bill Clinton was president, so Salzman asked, “If there is in fact a shortage, why don’t wages go up?

Democrat Congressman Encourages Lawlessness

Posted by V the K at 8:18 pm - May 19, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration,Rule of Law

A Democrat Congressman says “every institution in America” should find ways to ignore or work around federal immigration laws.

Let’s see… Big Business, the Roman Catholic Church, the mainline protestant churches, most public universities, municipals governments, state governments, the Federal Government, the welfare bureaucracies, the public schools, law enforcement, banks, insurance companies.

I think every major institution in the country is already ignoring immigration laws.

Maybe conservatives should just ignore tax laws the ways liberals ignore immigration laws.

Democrat Mayor to Unemployed Blacks: Sucks to be you.

Black teen unemployment rate in Chicago: 92% (Not an exaggeration)

Democrat Mayor of Chicago: “Let’s give city jobs to illegal immigrants.”

Sorry Blacks. Illegals are hot, and you are not.

Importing the FSA

A study recently found that the reason immigrants favor Democrats 2 to 1 over Republicans is because immigrants want what the Democrats promise: Free [Stuff] from the Government. The more immigrants that get imported, the larger the Free [Stuff] Army (FSA) grows, even in Texas.

So, the Republican Party is doomed… and pro-Amnesty, pro-Mass Immigration types like Jeb Bush, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and John McCain… are eager to facilitate the demographic Kervorkianing of the GOP.

One problem though; the economy is way, way past its freeloader carrying capacity. Our actual private economy is in decline; a decline hidden only by massive borrowing and spending by Government at all levels. (Government spending is actually a component of the Gross Domestic Product; which is kind of like if I counted the money I spent every year as part of my annual income). A declining economy and an expanding Government are mutually unsustainable. The USA today is in very much the position of the USSR in the 1980s; except instead of a bloated military complex, we have a bloated entitlement complex.

The appetite for Free [Stuff] from the Government is infinite; but economic resources are limited. The new Democrat majority can vote for everything their greedy little hearts desire; but at some point, there’s no money to pay for it. We are already beyond that point.

Why Can’t Pro-Amnesty Republicans Make Their Case Without Insulting American Workers?

Posted by V the K at 11:43 am - April 11, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

1. An aide to Senator Marco Rubio says the reason the USA needs to import millions and millions of cheap foreign laborers (under the Gang of 8 Bill) is because American Workers “just can’t cut it.”

2. Pro-Amnesty Congresswoman Renee Ellmers hosts a forum at which Big Business execs complain that American workers are no good, and so they have to hire illegal immigrants.

3. Jeb Bush, the Republican Establishment’s best hope for repeating their successes of 2008 and 2012 says to a meeting of wealthy Republicans, defends his support for Amnesty by saying, “to be young and dynamic again we have to be young and dynamic again.” (Which is another way of saying American workers are old and lazy).

Mr Bush, Ms Ellmers, Mr Rubio… I know plenty of young, dynamic Americans who would love to earn a living, raise a family, and participate in the American Dream. But they are held back by the ruinously high unemployment rate, and by the preference of the big business entities supporting Amnesty to pay foreign workers borderline slave-wages.

The Republican Establishment should explain to American workers why, in a time of massive unemployment, they are so eager to replace them with low-paid foreign laborers.

And Some People Say Obama Can’t Be Trusted with Border Enforcement

Posted by V the K at 6:25 am - March 10, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

Under new rules developed in cooperation with radical Reconquista groups, the U.S. Border Patrol is under orders to run away when illegal immigrants and drug smugglers throw rocks at them, and are not allowed to impede illegal immigrants and drug runners from fleeing arrest in vehicles.

“Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,” said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.

Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by.

So, this Administration’s policy is apparently to arm Mexican Drug Gangs with weapons that they want to make illegal for law-abiding Americans to own, and let all the illegal immigrants, coyotes, and drug smugglers know the Border Patrol is not allowed to shoot back when they are assaulted.

And yet, John Boehner still has a Raging Amnesty Boner and wants to give the Obama Administration a blank check to import more undocumented Democrat voters; just like he wrote Obama a blank check on the debt ceiling.

OTOH, it is not as though George W. Bush was any better.

Saturday Morning Content Dump

Mainly because I couldn’t bear the thought of Chris Hayes talking about teh buttsecks being the top item on the blog all weekend, here’s a few news stories to discuss.

Oh, BTW, have you heard the hypocrites at A&E are running Duck Dynasty marathons all Christmas week? You know, Phil Robertson gave the interview two months ago, and there was an A&E “minder” present during the interview. So, now this all comes out? Lends credence to the theory that the suits at A&E hated Duck Dynasty and were looking for a way to kill the franchise.

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Stupid Party is Stupid

The Republican Party was actually having a pretty good couple of weeks. Obamacare was imploding. The generic ballot flopped in favor of Republicans. 2014 was beginning to look like 2010, and maybe… just maybe… control of the senate was tantatlizingly within their grasp.

And then it’s like the Party Leadership got together and said, “O.K., How can we screw this up?”

The next day, John Boehner hired John “Landslide” McCain’s chief advisor on (illegal) immigration to help him push Amnesty through the House.

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Is there anyone left who doesn’t hate the Republican Party? Is the Leadership of the GOP really stupid enough to believe that Amnesty will help them win elections? Do they really think Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin are pushing Amnesty because they think it will help make Republicans more competitive.

If Mitt Romney had gotten 60% of the Hispanic vote in 2012, he’d still be known as the out-of-touch rich guy who lost to Barack Obama because idiot voters thought he wanted to outlaw tampons. (Also because Obama and the Democrats were promising more free stuff from the Government, which is sugar to Hispanic voters.)

But four more percentage points among white voters … especially, the working class “Reagan Democrats” whose wages have been devastated by the influx of cheap illegal labor …. and he would be known as “President Romney.”

And he probably would be pushing for some kind of Amnesty right now.

Le sigh.

Update: Harry Harry Reid says Boehner will cave on Amnesty. He is probably correct. (Also, the Hill seems to have found a reporter even less butch than Chris Hayes.)

Obama’s Constant Strawman Shell Game

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:08 am - June 24, 2013.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration,Immigration Reform

Quick guess!  Did Barack Obama make the following remarks about  (A) his beloved Obamacare legislation, or (B) the Gang of Eight immigration legislation?

“[It] would reduce our deficits by almost a trillion dollars over the next two decades. And it will boost our economy by more than 5 percent. . . .”

If you said (B) — you win!

But if you said (A), you’d be right too.  You see,  Barack Obama has consistently governed by OVER-promising and UNDER-delivering in magnitudes of distances that the solar system would be proud of.

And now the Illegal Immigrants Get A Pass Bill of 2013 has become the new panacea for all of America’s economic woes.

I call bullshit.

RELATED QUESTION WHICH I WOULD LIKE ANSWERED: “Why Are Illegal Immigrants More Important Than American Citizens?

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

My Simple Immigration Plan

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 5:48 pm - April 22, 2013.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration,Immigration Reform

I tweeted a shorter version of this a few minutes ago.  But here is the longer version.

My plan: Any reform of United States immigration laws should be NO WEAKER than the weakest immigration laws of our two NAFTA partners – Canada & Mexico. 

My understanding is that Mexican immigration law is one of the toughest in the Western Hemisphere (irony alert).  And Canada has a very impressive guest worker/visa program that prevents the ridiculous influx of illegals like we see in the USA.

That’s it.

Discuss.

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

Immigration Reform & NC Medicaid Proposal

Two lip-smackingly fun issues that I have posted on today at my other locales.

  1. How About Immigration Reform That Makes America Smarter? – Ricochet
  2. NC Gov. McCrory Unveils Sweeping Medicaid Reform – WatchdogWire, NC

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

Betting on Illegal Immigration

President Obama was in Las Vegas yesterday, pitching his plan for “comprehensive immigration reform” and claiming credit for Monday’s “bipartisan” proposals on that matter.  Although it cost a fortune for him to make what is essentially a campaign stop in Nevada just to make a speech that he could have made in Washington, the implications of the speech having been given in Las Vegas, a city best known for gambling, were not lost on me.

The more I think about it, the whole idea of “comprehensive immigration reform” as a way of addressing the problem of illegal immigration is really the consequence of a number of bets made by members of both political parties and by the illegal immigrants themselves.

Here’s a summary of a few of them, along with a quick assessment of some of the odds involved in each.

Obama is betting that he can snooker enough Republicans into going along with what is essentially a ploy to secure a large voting bloc for the Democrats, a bloc that will partake of many government services and will continue to vote for the expansion of government power.  He is betting that with enough illegal immigrants rewarded with legal status and placed on a path to citizenship, he will be able to turn “swing states” such as Nevada and Florida into reliable states for Democrats and that he may even be able to chip away at Republican margins in strongholds such as Arizona and Texas.   And if he gets everything he’s asking for (and the way the current reports sound, he just might), his odds of achieving all of those things seem pretty good, indeed.

He is also betting, though, that if he doesn’t get everything he wants, or even if he gets some of it, he and the Democrats will have another issue with which to bludgeon the Republicans.  The odds of this happening are excellent.  Any Republican attempts to oppose his proposals will be branded as racist and xenophobic, and Democrats and their allies in the media will be able to attack Republicans over this issue for years and years to come.  In fact, I’d say that the president has already won this side of the issue, just by getting a few Republican lawmakers to come to any sort of “bi-partisan” agreement concerning immigration reform.

Then there are those Republican lawmakers who were part of this agreement.  Their motives are mixed, but at least a few of them are betting that if the “bi-partisan” proposal passes both houses of Congress and illegal immigrants are granted some form of amnesty and some are put on a path to citizenship, then suddenly, out of the blue, a large block of these new voters will start voting Republican for reasons that no logical or well-informed person could rationally believe.  Furthermore, some of them appear to believe that if Republicans compromise with Obama and enact “bi-partisan immigration reform,” then suddenly the Democrats and the media will stop saying so many bad things about Republicans.

Do I even need to explain why both of these are bad bets and why any Republican who goes along with any “bi-partisan” “comprehensive immigration” proposal endorsed by Obama is going to regret it down the line?

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Finally, there are the illegal immigrants themselves.

A few years back, I rented a film called The Visitor on DVD. The film is intended to be a parable about illegal immigration. A college professor from Connecticut goes to his apartment in New York to find an illegal immigrant couple squatting there without his knowledge. At first he asks them to leave, but then when he realizes they have nowhere to go, he invites them to stay.

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SCOTUS Split Decision on Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 12:24 pm - June 25, 2012.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration,Supreme Court

Here’s the definitive summary of the ruling from SCOTUS Blog.  (If you don’t follow the SCOTUS Blog, you should be… shame on you!)

Here is a rundown on the Court’s ruling with respect to each relevant challenge:

1. Police Checks. Section 2(B) of the law requires the police to check the immigration status of persons whom they detain before releasing them. The Court held that the lower courts were wrong to prevent this provision from going into effect while its lawfulness is being litigated. It was not sufficiently clear that the provision would be held preempted, the Court held. The Court took pains to point out that the law, on its face, prohibits stops based on race or national origin and provides that the stops must be conducted consistent with federal immigration and civil rights laws. However, it held open that the provision could eventually be invalidated after trial.

2. State Law Crime of Being In The Country Illegally. Although federal law already makes it illegal for someone to be in the country without proper authorization, Section 3 of the Arizona statute also makes it a state crime, subject to additional fines and possible imprisonment. The Court held that this provision was preempted and cannot be enforced. The Court held that Congress has left no room for states to regulate in this field, even to implement the federal prohibition.

3. Ban on Working In The State. Section 5(C) of the statute also makes it a state crime for undocumented immigrants from applying for a job or working in the state. It is also held preempted as imposing an obstacle to the federal regulatory system. Because Congress obviously chose not make working in the country without proper authorization a federal crime, states cannot enact additional criminal penalties Congress decided not to impose.

4. Warrantless Arrest Of Individuals Believed To Have Committed A Deportable Crime. Section 6 of the statute authorizes state law enforcement officials to arrest without a warrant any individual otherwise lawfully in the country, if law enforcement officials have probable cause to believe the individual has committed a deportable offense. The Court held that this provision is preempted. Whether and when to arrest someone for being unlawfully in the country is a question solely for the federal government.

Very interesting…. SCOTUS has left no doubt that immigration laws should be the realm of the Federal Government. 

One major ruling left for this year… the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.  That will come Thursday.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

A Nightmare Over

Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 1:58 pm - December 18, 2010.
Filed under: 111th Congress,Illegal Immigration

Before we all get jubilent over the impending repeal of DADT (oh, and we will), let’s also take a moment to celebrate this morning’s defeat of the preposterous DREAM Act.

With our Nation’s borders breached so frequently these days by criminals entering our Country illegally and the current Administration having the cajones to actually sue a border state for doing its job, can we pause and agree that rewarding criminals by guaranteeing their progeny legal citizenship status is a bad idea?

Just a thought before we throw our caps in the air over DADT’s repeal later this afternoon, that there are other reasons to celebrate today also.

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)

Susan R. Bolton Hands GOP A(nother) Campaign Issue

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:06 pm - July 28, 2010.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration,Legal Issues

While at the gym earlier today doing cardio, I watched to see the various CNN anchors and reporter jubilant that Clinton appointee Judge Susan R. Bolton striking down the most “controversial” provisions in Arizona’s immigration law.

Given that poll after poll after poll has shown that a sizable majority of Americans support this law, this can only strengthen the hand of Republicans going into the fall elections, particularly given the Democratic Administration’s grandstanding opposition and successful suit.

Here, you have two issues, immigration and judicial overreach redounding to Republicans’ benefit.