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August 6, 2016

Section: Culture – Immigration

Requiring all immigrants to assimilate into American language, culture, and responsibilities is the critical first step to ensure the continuation of the vibrant and unique U.S. culture.”

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.” Jack Paar.

 

Philosophy (Background, Issues, Objectives):

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) owns immigration mission.

Immigration into the U.S. remains at a high level, both legal and illegal.

Four major immigration eligibility criteria:

o   There are 300,000 to 400,000 children born to illegal immigrants in the U.S. each year.

o   There were 2.3 million such children in 2003; there were four million in 2008 – and that number doesn’t include children who are older than 18 or who are married.

o   Texas says that between 60,000 to 65,000 of the children born in Texas every year have parents who are not citizens or 16% of the total births in the state -- 542,152 from 2001 to 2009.

o   According to Pew Hispanic Center, there are four million children of illegal aliens who received citizenship by the sole virtue of being in the Unites States when born.

o   Over one third of these children live at or below the poverty line and are eligible for a host of welfare programs that they would not receive were it not for birthright citizenship.

o   B visa (B1 = business, B2 = tourist, B1/2 = Business and Pleasure).

o   L-1 (H1-B) visas for skilled workers (lowered cap to 65,000 per year in 2003).

o   EB is employment-based green card for permanent residency (annual allotment of 140,000).

o   Limited H-2B visas for unskilled labor (140,000 per year)

"Naturalization" is another word for becoming a citizen and includes a number of citizenship requirements:

o   Most children below the age of 18 who reside in the U.S. with the applicant parent will automatically qualify for citizenship, if the parent's application is approved.

o   In 2011, 23.05% of all citizenship applications were denied on all refusal grounds, from terrorist activity to misrepresentation to criminal activity and the like.

o   In 2011, only .068% were found ineligible on the basis of the applicant becoming a public charge.

The overwhelmingly majority of the world’s countries do not offer automatic citizenship to everyone born within their borders.

·         Only 33 (including U.S., Canada, Pakistan, Mexico, and Brazil) countries offer birthright citizenship; while 122 countries do not.

·         Of the 31 counties listed on the International Monetary Fund’s list of advanced economies, only the United States and Canada grant automatic birthright citizenship.

·         No country in Europe grants automatic citizenship.

·         Since 1981, eight countries have repealed birthright citizenship laws: Portugal (1981), UK (1983), Malta (1989), India (1987), France (1993), Ireland (2005), New Zealand (2005) and Australia (2007).

A 2007 Harvard study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has identified the harm large-scale immigration causes to the nation's social fabric.

Uncontrolled immigration in Europe has also undermined country culture and language.

The United States has the highest legal immigration in the world.

o   13 states (Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) have met the standards of the 2005 law, and a “temporary deferment” has been granted for all other states and territories.

o   Legislatures of two dozen states have voted to reject the Real ID requirements.

o   17 states and the District of Columbia have an E-Verify mandate in place.

o   Unfortunately, states that currently have an E-Verify mandate only apply it in a limited way.

Individual states have enacted their own immigration laws to control illegal immigration.

Illegal immigrants arrive many different ways (estimated over 11 million, growing by 700,000 per year).

Illegal immigrants cost more than just their salaries.

o   Immigrants in past (prior to 1960 Great Society) did not have a welfare state to support them.

o   U.S. taxpayers are giving more than $9,000 a year in cash or benefits to each immigrant.

o   Nearly 30% of immigrant households qualify for Earned Income Tax credit.

o   Share of total enrollment in primary and secondary schools grew from 12.7% in 1993 to 19.2% in 2004.

o   Hispanic high school completion rate declined from 77.1% in 1969 to 69.9% in 2000.

o   From 2006-2016 the portion of Hispanics in the labor force is projected to grow from 13.7% to 16.4%.

o   The increase in low skilled, under educated illegal immigrants will increase unemployment.

§  About 30% of all immigrants in the work force in 2005 lack a high school education.

§  About 62% of Mexicans in 2005 have less than a high school education.

§  About 45% are in or near poverty compared to 29% of native-headed households.

o   Nearly half of immigrant are either uninsured or on Medicaid.

o   24.2% of immigrant households receive Medicaid, 19.25 of total households.

o   The cost of treating illegal immigrants is estimated at $10.7 Billion per year.

o   In Los Angeles 60 hospitals have closed emergency rooms over the past decade.

o   When measured by the number of criminal defendants charged with federal crimes by U.S. attorneys, the top five U.S. judicial districts for fiscal 2009 were all on the U.S.-Mexico border.

o   In Los Angeles, 95% of all outstanding warrants for homicide in the first half of 2004 targeted illegal aliens, and up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants.

o   Some private reports state that 83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix and 86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are for illegal aliens.

o   At any given time, up to 75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.

o   23% of all inmates in LA County detention centers are “deportable.”

o   LA police estimate that violent gangs, such as MS-13 and 18th Street Gang, are “overwhelmingly” composed of illegal aliens.

The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli bill was hailed as the last immigration amnesty bill we would need.

·         The borders were to be protected.

·         Illegal immigrants were to be stopped at the borders.

·         Instead illegal immigration increased and continues to be a problem.

The Secure Communities program, created in 2008, performs three functions:

The “immigrant rights” movement is composed of a number of groups, each with its own agenda:

o   "The Race" supports driver's licenses for illegal aliens.

o   "The Race" demands in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students that are not available to law-abiding U.S. citizens and law-abiding legal immigrants.

o   "The Race" vehemently opposes cooperative immigration enforcement efforts between local, state and federal authorities.

o   "The Race" opposes a secure fence on the southern border.

o   "The Race" joined the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in a failed lawsuit attempt to prevent the feds from entering immigration information into a key national crime database and local police officers from accessing the data.

o   "The Race" opposed the state of Oklahoma's tough immigration-enforcement-first laws, which cut off welfare to illegal aliens, put teeth in employer sanctions and strengthened local-federal cooperation and information sharing.

o   "The Race" joined other open-borders, anti-assimilationists and sued to prevent Proposition 227, California's bilingual education reform ballot initiative, from becoming law.

o   "The Race" bitterly protested common-sense voter ID provisions as an "absolute disgrace."

o   "The Race" has consistently opposed post-9/11 national security measures.

o   Former "Race" president Raul Yzaguirre, Hillary Clinton's Hispanic outreach adviser, said this: "U.S. English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks." He was referring to U.S. English, the nation's oldest, largest citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. "The Race" also pioneered Orwellian open-borders Newspeak and advised the Mexican government on how to lobby for illegal alien amnesty while avoiding the terms "illegal" and "amnesty."

o   "The Race" gives mainstream cover to a poisonous subset of ideological satellites, led by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA).

o   "The Race" is currently leading a smear campaign against staunch immigration enforcement leaders and has called for TV and cable news networks to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves in addition to pushing for Fairness Doctrine policies to shut up their foes. The New York Times reported that current "Race" president Janet Murguia believes "hate speech" should "not be tolerated, even if such censorship were a violation of First Amendment rights."

o   "The Race" sponsors militant ethnic nationalist charter schools subsidized by public tax dollars (at least $8 million in federal education grants). The schools include Aztlan Academy in Tucson, Ariz., the Mexicayotl Academy in Nogales, Ariz., Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School in St. Paul, Minn., and La Academia Semillas del Pueblo in Los Angeles, whose principal inveighed: "We don't want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don't need a White water fountain and ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction."

o   "The Race" has perfected the art of the PC shakedown at taxpayer expense, pushing relentlessly to lower home loan standards for Hispanic borrowers, reaping millions in federal "mortgage counseling" grants, seeking special multimillion-dollar earmarks and partnering with banks that do business with illegal aliens.

o   "The Race" thrives on ethnic supremacy -- and the elite sheeple's unwillingness to call it what it is. As historian Victor Davis Hanson observes: "[The] organization's very nomenclature 'The National Council of La Raza' is hate speech to the core. Despite all the contortions of the group, Raza (as its Latin cognate suggests) reflects the meaning of 'race' in Spanish, not 'the people' -- and that's precisely why we don't hear of something like 'The National Council of the People,' which would not confer the buzz notion of ethnic, racial and tribal chauvinism."

 

Principles:

First, secure our borders and provide additional resources to federal and state authorities to strengthen border patrol efforts.

Second, strengthen enforcement and stiffen penalties on those immigrants who ignore the rule of law of this country.

Third, enforce current laws that prevent employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

Fourth, oppose all efforts to reward illegal immigrants for illegal behavior.

Fifth, keep the door to America open since our continued success depends on legal immigrants

Sixth, assimilate immigrants into our society by learning English and embrace our common identity as Americans.

Citizenship has its obligation:

 

Recommendations:

Short Term, Enforce existing immigration laws.

Issue safe, secure personal identification for every citizen and visitor.

·         Implement REAL ID standards for driver’s licenses and “breeder” documents to obtain state identify cards for visitors and legal immigrants.

·         Require safe, tamper proof identification with biometric identifiers for citizens using our unique Social Security Number.

o   Require unique identification for voting, travel, and financial validation.

Streamline and Increase legal immigration to grow the United States with skilled citizens.

Require all immigrants assimilate into the American culture and responsibilities:

o   Mandate English (national) language (American common knowledge, but not legislated) fluency.

§  Repeal Presidential Executive Order # 13166 to require government services to be delivered in English only.

o   End bilingual education in schools to speed up assimilation.

o   Abide by American morals and laws.

Close borders to stop further illegal immigration.

o   Determine border security alternatives effectiveness before building additional fencing.

o   Continue “virtual fence” tests but delay implementation until effectiveness matches physical fence.

o   Require biometric entry/exit system to track non-immigrant visitors to the U.S.

o   Implement US Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program.

o   Require state and local law enforcement to report affirmatively all non-citizens in custody to ICE, make ICE detainers mandatory, and require ICE to pick up and remove deportable aliens.

o   En catch-and-release of illegal aliens by requiring that they be detained until removal.

o   Deport all criminal aliens back to original country upon completion of their sentences.

o   Bill foreign governments for cost of illegal immigrants (law enforcement, health care, education).

o   Develop guest worker program that matches skills to employer sponsors, and ensures return upon completion.

Require state legislatures to support the overall immigration strategy, as condition of funding.

·         Enact laws prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving any government benefits.

Support future expansion of Secure Communities program.

Once it is determined that a country gives “safe haven” to terrorists or their training camps:

Long Term, Ensure illegal immigration will not re-occur in the future.

 

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Should Judges Make Immigrants Policy?” by Jon Feere dated January 26, 2009 published by Front Page Magazine at http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=61C0B0C9-5BCD-49EB-BA91-4C1900F50DC1 .

Against Mass Deportation” by Richard Nadler dated March 9, 2009 published by National Review Online at http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MWFkMzI2Mzg1MWIwZmRhMjIyZTJjM2FhMmMxMDIzNWM= .

Helping the Economy and Federal Deficit” by Jena Baker McNeill and Diem Nguyen dated April 9, 2009 published by Front Page Magazine at http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=FF317C1C-E784-4897-848F-1B9EAEB4BD21 .

Restricting H-1B Visas Is Bad for Business and the Economy” by James Sherk and Diem Nguyen dated May 13, 2009 published by The Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/wm2440.cfm .

Ag JOBs Amnesty: The Wrong Way to Help American Agriculture” by Jena Baker McNeil dated June 30, 2009 published by The Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm2513.cfm .

Illegal Immigrants Account for $10.7 Billion of Nation’s Health Care Costs, Data Shows” by Matt Cover dated July 30, 2009 published by Cybercast News Service at http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51751 .

E-Verify: Challenges & Opportunities” by Jena Baker McNeill dated August 24, 2009 published by The Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/tst082409a.cfm .

Secure Communities: A Model for Obama's 2010 Immigration Enforcement Strategy” by Jena Baker McNeill dated January 5, 2010 published by The Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm2746.cfm .

Illegals Do Not Deserve a Free Press” by Edward I. Koch dated May 4, 2010 published by News Max at http://newsmax.com/Koch/Koch-immigration-Arizona-illegal/2010/05/04/id/357782 .

The True Agenda of Immigration Protests” by Ross Kaminsky dated May 5, 2010 published by Human Events at http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=36815&keywords=The+True+Agenda+of+Immigration+Protests .

If You Want to Immigrate Here” by Jim Price dated July 3, 2010 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/07/if_you_want_to_immigrate_here.html .

Birthright or Birthwrong?” by Virgil Goode dated July 12, 2010 published by Front Page Magazine at http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/12/birthright-or-birthwrong/ .

DC Declares War on States” by Chuck Baldwin dated July 21, 2010 published by American Daily at http://americandaily.com/index.php/article/4077 .

Top Five Most-Crime-Ridden U.S. Judicial Districts All on Mexican Border” by Terry Jeffrey dated August 4, 2010 published by Town Hall at http://townhall.com/columnists/TerryJeffrey/2010/08/04/top_five_most-crime-ridden_us_judicial_districts_all_on_mexican_border .

Developing a Strong Border and Immigration Policy” dated August 17, 2010 published by The Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/08/Developing-a-Strong-Border-and-Immigration-Policy .

Fourteen Ways to Reduce Government Spending” by Grover Norquist dated August 18, 2010 published by Americans for Tax Reform at http://www.atr.org/files/files/081810pr_14_Specific_Spending_Reduction_Ideas%281%29.pdf .

We All Need to Assimilate” by James Allen dated August 28, 2010 published by Town Hall at http://townhall.com/columnists/JamesAllen/2010/08/28/we_all_need_to_assimilate .

Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment” by J.R. Dunn dated August 30, 2010 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/birthright_citizenship_and_the.html .

The Costs of Birthright Citizenship” by Hans A. von Spakovsky dated September 8, 2010 published by Town Hall at http://townhall.com/columnists/HansAvonSpakovsky/2010/09/08/the_costs_of_birthright_citizenship .

Crippling Terrorism in One Step” by Daniel Retter dated October 12, 2010 published by Front Page Magazine at http://frontpagemag.com/2010/10/12/crippling-terrorism-in-one-step/ .

Obama’s Authoritarian Multiculturalism” by Seth Forman dated December 5, 2010 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/12/obamas_authoritarian_multicult.html .

The Universal Card” by C.W. Getz dated December 26, 2010 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/12/the_universal_card.html .

The Next Immigration Battle: Birthright Citizenship” by Arnold Ahlert dated January 7, 2011 published by Front Page Magazine at http://frontpagemag.com/2011/01/07/the-next-immigration-battle-birthright-citizenship/ .

Immigration Lotto Lottery” by James R. Edwards Jr. dated March 3, 2011 published by Human Events at http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=42094 .

House Republicans attempt to revive Real ID” by Declan McCullagh dated March 3, 2011 published by CNET at http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20038613-281.html?tag=mncol;1n.

Restore Our Border” by Mark Krikorian dated March 28, 2011 published by National Review Online at http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/263179/restore-our-border-mark-krikorian .

Yes, States May Restrict Illegal Aliens” by Quin Hillyer dated June 10, 2011 published by The American Spectator at http://spectator.org/archives/2011/06/10/yes-states-may-restrict-illega .

E-Verify Will Open Up Millions of Jobs” by Lamar Smith dated June 28, 2011 published by Town Hall at http://townhall.com/columnists/lamarsmith/2011/06/28/e-verify_will_open_up_millions_of_jobs .

The Philosophies of Illegal Immigration” by Victor Davis Hanson dated July 1, 2011 published by Pajamas Media at http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/the-philosophies-of-illegal-immigration/ .

Citizen U.S.A. The Reality” by Ileana Johnson Paugh dated July 7, 2011 published by Canada Free Press at http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/38251 .

Finally a Sensible Government Visa Policy” by Gary Shapiro dated August 17, 2011 published by Real Clear Markets at http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011/08/17/finally_a_sensible_government_visa_policy_99197.html .

Defend Western Civilization” by Jim Lacey dated August 17, 2011 published by National Review Online at http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/274800/defend-western-civilization-jim-lacey .

How to Destroy America: A Speech by Governor Lamm” by Frosty Wooldridge dated February 27, 2012 published by Frosty Wooldridge at http://www.frostywooldridge.com/articles/art_how_to_destroy_america_2003.html .

US importing welfare cases? Just .068 percent of visa applications denied due to dependency risk in FY 2011” by Caroline May dated October 2, 2012 published by The Daily Caller at http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/02/us-importing-welfare-cases-just-068-percent-of-visa-applications-denied-due-to-dependency-risk-in-fy-2011/ .

How are We Setting Immigration Policy?” by Jim Yardley dated October 18, 2012 published by Canada Free Press at http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50411 .

The GOP Dream Act is a Nightmare” by Charles Martel dated November 25, 2012 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/the_gop_dream_act_is_a_nightmare.html .

The gulf between Barack Obama’s immigration stance and Barbara Jordan’s” by Jeremy Beck dated November 27, 2012 published by The Daily Caller at http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/27/the-gulf-between-barack-obamas-immigration-stance-and-barbara-jordans/ .

The biometric solution(s)” by Robert A. Pastor dated January 29, 2013 published by LA Times at http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-pastor-immigration-biometric-id-20130129,0,2155557.story .

Building a Wall around the Welfare State, Instead of the Country” by Alex Nowrasteh and Sophia Cole dated July 25, 2013 published by CATO Institute at http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/building-wall-around-welfare-state-instead-country .

Where Libertarians Go Wrong on Immigration” by Nelson Hullberg dated October 29, 2013 published by Canada Free Press at http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58875 .

Immigrants Need Official English” by Noel S. Williams dated September 9, 2014 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/09/immigrants_need_official_english.html .

The Bright Side of Amnesty” by Selwyn Duke dated November 18, 2014 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/the_bright_side_to_amnesty.html .

Proud to be an American” by David Coughlin dated March 23, 2015 published by Canada Free Press at http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/70622   

Immigration Law Enforcement: Why Bother?” by Michael Cutler dated October 20, 2015 published by Front Page Magazine at http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260499/immigration-law-enforcement-why-bother-michael-cutler .

Ending Illegal Immigration” by Michael Thiac dated November 21, 2015 published by American Thinker at http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/ending_illegal_immigration.html .

Patriotic Assimilation Is an Indispensable Condition in a Land of Immigrants” by Mike Gonzalez dated January 8, 2016 published by The Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2016/01/patriotic-assimilation-is-an-indispensable-condition-in-a-land-of-immigrants .

How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps Without Building a Wall” by Kevin D. Williamson dated February 9, 2016 published by National Review Online at http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431012/fixing-illegal-immigration-five-steps .

Why Don’t We Replace Our Paper Visas with Smart Cards?” by Helen Raleigh dated June 11, 2016 published by Town Hall at http://townhall.com/columnists/helenraleigh/2016/06/11/why-dont-we-replace-our-paper-visas-with-smart-cards-n2176681 .

Ten Steps to Fix Our Broken Immigration Enforcement System” by Roy Beck dated August 3, 2016 published by NumbersUSA at https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/10-steps-fix-our-broken-immigration-enforcement-system .

 

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