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    President Joe Biden’s lax border policies will deliver “an unending flood of foreign nationals into the United States,” says a new report by two senior GOP representatives that ignores the economic damage of labor migration. “The Trump Administration made the U.S. safer,” says the February 8 report by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the top Republican on the judiciary committee, and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the top Republican on the committee’ s immigration and citizenship panel. The report cites “security” roughly 40 times, it mentions “safe” or “safety” 40 times, and gives 37 mentions of  “criminal,” including this sentence: “President Biden will reinstitute ‘catch and release’ policies that will allow dangerous criminal aliens to roam free in American neighborhoods.” The report also highlights the economic costs of supporting poor migrants with a section on Biden’s plan to cut President Donald Trump’s “public charge” regulation. But the GOP report is just the first in...
    All Democrat Senators voted against an amendment to preserve the Remain in Mexico barrier to migrants — including five Democrat Senators who face tough races in 2022. The five Senators cast their unpopular votes in a February 4, multi-amendment “vote-a-rama” debate. The rare debate was required by the multi-stage process to create a far-reaching “reconciliation” bill that can be voted through the Senate with a bare majority. President Joe Biden and his progressive deputies are canceling the Remain in Mexico Program, which is also titled the Migrant Protection Protocols. The program was created by President Trump to exclude economic migrants from the U.S. labor market while they wait for asylum judges to hear their claims. The program was a complete success, and it slashed migrant arrivals from roughly 144,000 in May 2019 to 45,000 in October 2020. The program works because it breaks the coyotes’ conveyer belt by preventing migrants...
    President Joe Biden’s deputies have demolished the diplomatic border wall that allowed U.S. border agencies to swiftly reject economic migrants arriving from South America, Africa, India, and many other countries. “This is just excellent news,” tweeted Clara Long, an associate director at HRW.org, a pro-migration group. The wall was the U.S.-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA), which allowed U.S. agents to fly almost any migrant to Guatemala if they traveled through Guatemala on their way toward the U.S. border.  That legal capability was extensive because Guatemala covers the full width of Central America. To avoid entering Guatemala, migrants from South America would have had to travel by sea around the country. The Guatemalan government just announced that the US has formally transmitted notice that it is withdrawing from the Asylum Cooperative Agreement (Safe Third Country agreement). The US-Guatemala ACA was the only one that ever went into actual effect. H/t @GreciaOrtzJR https://t.co/EmwICSq6ZX —...
    Foreign migrants take American jobs illegally because the federal government will not let them take the jobs legally, according to a new article in the New York Times. “The Reagan-era amnesty in 1986 caused only a temporary drop in the number of undocumented immigrants because it was not accompanied by a robust system for legally bringing in low-skilled workers,” said the January 27 news article by reporter Miriam Jordan. The editor-approved headline was “The Reality Behind Biden’s Plan to Legalize 11 Million Immigrants,” referring to illegal migrants. The New York Times‘ perspective on illegal migration matches George W. Bush’s “Any Willing Worker” strategy, said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies: It is the business perspective that the level of immigration should be set by market conditions, that there are no limits. The desires of business and of the immigrants are the two things that determine how many...
    Many migrants are quietly traveling north to the U.S. border to accept President Joe Biden’s apparent offer of asylum and jobs, according to the New York Times.  “He’s our only hope,” Gabriela, a Bolivian mother with a three-year-old son, told the newspaper, which reported January 28: With [disease] lockdowns easing in recent months, northbound migration from Central America and elsewhere has been accelerating, with many trying to make it to the United States border and some hoping that with Mr. Biden in office, they stand a better chance of getting in. An enormous caravan of migrants, numbering as many as 7,000, that set off from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, earlier this month before being broken up by Guatemalan security forces was the most obvious expression of this need and hope. But the uptick is also being felt in smaller ways, including growing numbers of migrants filling shelters along the traditional migratory routes....
    The media-magnified goal of “immigration reform” is the seventh-ranked priority among Democratic voters and among all voters, says a January 27 poll by Morning Consult for the pro-migration news site, Politico. The January 22-25 poll of 1,990 registered voters showed that 72 percent of Democrats favor the notion of a “path to citizenship” — or amnesty — for illegals. But just 38 percent of Democrats declared “immigration reform” as a top priority, far below the 79 percent who put economic recovery as a top priority. The poll showcases the public’s conflicting views toward migrants and migration, said Jessica Vaughan, the policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies: For many voters, they’re well disposed toward immigrants, so when they’re asked [an amnesty] question by a pollster, they’re going to say, “Sure that sounds great.” But when it comes to making priorities for policymakers, that’s a different story. They don’t want their...
    Business groups are trying to reassure politicians it is safe to go back into amnesty waters — even though many politicians remember their peers who did not long survive the summer of 2013. The New York Times‘ chief White House reporter, Michael Shear, echoed the corporate reassurances in a January 19 report on President Joe Biden’s amnesty plan: Todd Schulte, the president of FWD.us, an immigrant rights group created by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and others with ties to Silicon Valley, said he too was “deeply encouraged” to see Mr. Biden make a pathway to citizenship a “clear priority on Day 1.” Polls, he said, show that 75 percent of Americans support that goal. “Polling consistently shows broad, bipartisan support for immigrants and immigration reform,” a pro-amnesty statement posted January 19 by a huge coalition of business, political, and investor groups said. The group includes Schulte’s FWD.us group, the George W. Bush Institute, the...
    Two of every three Americans want the federal government to block the caravans of migrant workers from Central America, says a Rasmussen Reports poll. The opposition among likely voters is deep and broad — except among liberals and people who earn above $200,000 per year. The poll asked: “Should the U.S. government stop all of the migrants in the Honduras caravan from entering, or should it allow them to enter this country temporarily until each of their cases can be individually reviewed?” The sample of 880 likely voters opposed the entry of the migrants by 60 percent to 30 percent. Conservatives oppose the entry by 82 percent to 13 percent, while “moderate” respondents oppose it by 55 percent to 34 percent. But liberals overwhelmingly favored entry for the migrants, with 63 percent saying the government “should allow them to enter this country temporarily until each of their cases can be...
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says its corporate members can create jobs for Americans if President Joe Biden’s amnesty and migration bill provides them with “the world’s most talented and industrious people.” The chamber made the January 20 press statement as it applauded Biden’s draft “U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021” that would dramatically accelerate the inflow of foreign workers into Americans’ blue-collar and white-collar jobs. The statement said: The changes proposed in President Biden’s legislative plan would help many businesses meet their critical workforce needs. Having the world’s most talented and industrious people contribute to our economy drives growth, and in turn, creates jobs for hardworking Americans. “Nobody believes that,” responded Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. The chamber’s companies have shown they want to bring in lower-skilled compliant migrants to take the support jobs created by higher-skilled migrants, even though millions of creative, hard-working, and...
    America is a “Nation of Immigrants,” and Americans should welcome waves of migrants regardless of the impact on their wages and jobs, according to Joe Biden’s nominee for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas is scheduled for a Senate confirmation hearing on January 19, where GOP senators are expected to spotlight Mayorkas’s multiple ethical scandals. Those scandals include the sale of citizenship via the EB-5 “Golden Visa” program, his suppression of DHS anti-fraud rules, his push to win a pardon for a California drug dealer, and his role in the importation of child labor via the 2008 “Unaccompanied Alien Child” rules. Mayorkas is also compromised by a recent history of working for companies — such as Uber — that stand to benefit from his control of the DHS-managed and very lucrative visa worker programs. “Mayorkas has a history of corruption that is deeply concerning,” said a Hill source. “Given that...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s draft immigration plan does not include any protections for Americans, while it offers the huge prize of American citizenship to at least 11 million migrants from around the world, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The January 15 report says: The proposed legislation would not contain any provisions directly linking an expansion of immigration with stepped-up enforcement and security measures, said Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center Immigrant Justice Fund, who has been consulted on the proposal by Biden staffers. “This notion concerning immigration enforcement and giving Republicans everything they kept asking for … was flawed from the beginning,” Hincapié told the newspaper. The measure “will not seek to trade immigration relief for enforcement, and that’s huge,” Lorella Praeli, who was brought to the United States as an illegal immigrant by her Peruvian parents. Praeli is a pro-migration advocate and...
    Nearly all Republicans and almost two-out-of-three swing voters prefer companies hire Americans before hiring immigrants, an Ipsos poll revealed. Republicans agreed by 87 percent to 11 percent, independents agreed by 63 percent to 34 percent, and Democrats opposed a pro-American preference, splitting 45 percent to 54 percent, according to the poll of 1,019 Americans, taken January 11-13. The Axios-funded poll matches prior survey showing overwhelming public demand that companies hire Americans before they import more foreign workers — and it shows the political risk facing Democrats and President-elect Joe Biden as they promise to welcome job-seeking migrants. The poll is also relevant for GOP legislators as they consider voting for Biden’s pro-migration nominee for the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. But the question in the new Ipsos poll of 1,019 people likely understated opposition to migration during a recession. The pollster asked: “When jobs are scarce, employers should prioritize...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-migration allies are pressuring him to maximize migration into the United States, despite the public’s deep opposition to cheap-labor migration. The federal government should stop detaining migrants as they move into the U.S. workforce, says a spokesman for the American Immigration Council, which is a spinoff of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “End detention now,” spokesman Andrew Reichlin-Melnick declared December 23. “We need to create … [migration] avenues for [Latin American] people who want a job” in the United States, says Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute. Biden’s deputies should make it easier for companies to hire foreign graduates for white-collar jobs, says the investor-backed Cato Institute. The Biden administration should sneak foreign workers into U.S. jobs by relabeling them as students, says Refugees International, a boutique pro-migration group in Washington, DC. The Center for American Progress (CAP) is urging Biden to provide work permits and residency to...
    A Rasmussen poll shows that Democrats are moving towards pro-American migration policies as Joe Biden prepares to implement pro-migrant, pro-business labor policies. A May 2020 question asked respondents if they favored admitting more foreign workers for blue collar jobs, just 54 percent of Democrats agreed that it is “better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise.” But that score jumped 10 points, to 64 percent, in the post-election November 15-19 poll of 1,250 likely voters. Similarly, in the May poll, 33 percent of Democrats said they preferred government to “bring in new foreign workers to help keep business costs and prices down.” In November, the response dropped 1o points to 23 percent, and the share of Democrats favoring cheap labor migration dropped from one-third to one-quarter. A smaller shift was seen among self-described liberals. Their preference for...
    The United States should reopen itself to migration, amnesties, refugee inflows, asylum seekers, and more temporary contract workers, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States said Tuesday. The U.S. immigration system “has to be based on facts and realities,” Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui told a forum arranged by the National Immigration Forum (NIF). She continued: ‘The facts and realities is the need to protect the most vulnerable, the need to keep open the generosity towards refugees, the need to recognize the complementarity of labor markets and demographic profiles, the need for temporary workers in the United States.” The United States should not view migration as a security threat, she said, adding, “If you conceptualize migration as a national security issue, if you [push for] securitization of migration, and what is even worse, if you criminalize migration, then your approach always be policing, contentious [and] reduction of migration. So what we need is...
    President Donald Trump has “shattered” Washington D.C.’s bipartisan consensus on immigration, says Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post newspaper. “Trump’s first term has shattered the decades-long bipartisan view of immigrants as a pillar of the nation’s identity,” the paper reported October 31: During the past four years, his administration has issued scores of proclamations, regulatory changes, legal decisions and executive orders seeking to reshape immigration policy. A July report from the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, put the number at more than 400.” … Trump’s approach also has transformed the immigration issue in the GOP. In the past, figures like the late senator John McCain, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney were openly supportive of legal immigration, reflecting the views of the corporate and business wing of the party. Trump defied that consensus. The article is closed for comments, perhaps because the article ignored the core issue of migration’s economic impact on Americans...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed and transmitted his decision to trim the 2021 inflow of refugees to under 15,000. The move continues Trump’s pressure on U.S. companies to hire Americans at higher wages and invest in labor-saving machines, such as high-tech slaughterhouses. But the labor supply decision was greeted with outrage by the elite left groups, which are paid to distribute refugees to low wage employers round the country. “In just four years, this Administration has cut annual refugee admissions from 110,000 to a historic low of 15,000. At a time of unprecedented global need, today’s decision is a complete abdication of our humanitarian duty and does a great disservice to our national interests,” said a statement from Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, the chief of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. President Trump is considering whether to continue halting refugee resettlement into the next fiscal year or further reducing the annual inflow, a new...
    Joe Biden’s open-borders migration policy ignores the obvious way for the government to help Americans get wage raises, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “The simple way to help workers to get pay raises is to mandate the use of the E-Verify system,” Cotton said in the October 23 interview, adding: You’re not going to impose a wage mandate on anyone. You just have to tell every company in this nation that they will use the E-Verify system to verify the legal eligibility for applicant employees to work. That will automatically help raise wages for American workers, not for illegal aliens. The E-Verify system allows hiring companies to quickly and easily verify job applicants’ legality, at no cost to the employer. But instead of raising wages by the use of E-verify, Biden is promising to flood Americans’ labor market by legalizing the nation’s...
    President Donald Trump and his deputies have grown the economy and wages while also reducing immigration, contradicting loud warnings from the political and business establishment, according to an October 22 report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The report’s data about arrivals and departures shows that “the economy continued to expand and the situation for the working class improved at a time of reduced immigration,” said Steve Camarota, research director at CIS. “The argument that lots of immigration is necessary to raise prosperity — [as measured by] wages and labor force participation — is wrong,” Camerota told Breitbart News. In the first two years of the Trump administration (2017-19), growth in the immigrant population (legal & illegal) averaged only about 200,000 a year, in contrast to 650,000 a year from 2010 to 2017. https://t.co/M00eZZy0us — Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) October 22, 2020 The October 22 CIS study reported: In the first...
    The Supreme Court said it would settle immigration-related disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which replaced the catch-and-release policies that allowed hundreds of thousands of economic migrants into blue-collar jobs. The decision was announced Monday, October 19. The announcement follows the court’s October 16 announcement that it will quickly rule on the legality of Trump’s plan to exclude illegal migrants from the once-a-decade, census-based process of allocating seats in the House of Representatives to the various large and small states. The court will hear the census dispute on November 20, perhaps allowing Trump to transfer a few seats from states that use large numbers of low-wage migrants to boost their local businesses. Amy Coney Barrett is on track to join the court before the cases are heard. The border-wall case is about the legality of Trump’s claim that his emergency powers allow him...
    One-in-four Democrats and liberals say it is “better for the government to bring in new foreign workers to help keep business costs and prices down,” an October poll by Rasmussen Reports reveals. In contrast, half as many Republicans — 14 percent vs. the Democrats’ 27 percent — prefer the government to deliver foreign workers to employers, says the October 4-8 poll of 1,250 likely voters. Rasmussen’s results suggest that Democrats and liberals are two times more likely than conservatives to favor an inflow of cheap and compliant foreign labor to U.S. companies, despite evidence of much economic damage to other Americans. On the flip side, almost 74 percent of Republicans and conservatives said it would be “better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise.” That view was held by just 56 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of liberals....
    President Donald Trump dodged a town hall question about the roughly 700,000 young illegal migrants protected by the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty, saying, “We’re going to take care of Dreamers.” “We’re going to take care of Dreamers. It’s working right now. We’re negotiating different aspects of immigration and immigration law,” he said at the October 15 NBC town hall meeting. The “Dreamers” comment refers to President Barack Obama’s 2020 decision to give work permits to hundreds of thousands of younger illegal aliens amid mass unemployment of Americans during the slow recovery from the great recession. Trump couched his answer in the context of political negotiations over blue-collar migration from Mexico and other nations: We’ve built now over 400 miles of border wall on the southern border. Mexico is working very closely with us. We have the strongest border we’ve ever had. We want people to come...
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