Monday, November 18, 2013
These are the three Republicans who announced support for the House version of the Senate Immigration bill (H.R. 15). They claim there are more who will join them. Jeff Denham.........(CA)..(202) 225-4540....@RepJeffDenham David Valadao.......(CA)..(202) 225-4540....@RepDavidValadao Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.(FL)..(202) 225-3931....@RosLehtinen Call them and tell them: "I cannot believe you are supporting the House immigration amnesty bill, H.R. 15. Please recant your support today. The only bipartisan bill I want to see considered in the House is Democrat John Barrow's H.R. 2124, the 'Keeping the promise of IRCA Act.' If you continue to support bills that provide legalization for illegal aliens, I will be encouraging people to primary you." We need to nip this in the bud. You can also call the other House members on this list and say: "I hope you will not support the House immigration amnesty bill, H.R. 15. Please announce your opposition to this supposed 'immigration reform' bill today. The only bipartisan bill I want to see considered in the House is Democrat John Barrow's H.R. 2124, the 'Keeping the promise of IRCA Act.' People who support legalization bills like H.R. 15 will be primaried." That is all.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
To people who ask about penalizing children for things they have no responsibility for, point out that current immigration law would allow people given citizenship under this act to sponsor their parents, who were responsible, and immigration advocates insist that this part of current law be maintained. Point out that DREAM Act would take college educations and financial aid away from America citizens. Article from the New York Times(!) admitting that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is slowing down processing of visa applications from legitimate foreign spouses, helping people who are here illegally at the expense of legal immigrants. UPDATE: Crossing the border illegally is dangerous. Legalization of children who are here illegally is likely to encourage more crossings in the future. Without proper border security measures, will creating incentives for illegal border crossers to bring their children (or for people to smuggle their children here) simply encourage more people to take a dangerous risk? More on this. Poll shows Americans overwhelmingly want any DACA deal to have an end to chain migration, an end to the visa lottery, and mandatory E-Verify. CBO estimates that DREAM Act would cost $25.9 billion over ten years. Some analysis from FAIR here, and a suggestion that this is an underestimate here. The public image of who "DREAMers" are is wrong. Massive fraud likely in DACA program, little to no verification of age or school attendance. Claims of devastation to economy if DACA ends ignores low workforce participation rate of millennials, relatively low output of DREAMers Despite the attempts to imply that DACA recipients are mainly college or graduate students, An ESL program could qualify you for DACA DACA polling promoted by the media is skewed. DACA recipients can be people who come here as older teenagers (up to 17), make trips to their home countries, not speak or write English well, and still qualify. When people talk about how DACA recipients serve the country in the military, point out that Fewer than 900 DACA recipients are in the military (~0.1%) . 73% of DACA-ites live in low-income households. That is all.
Anthony Vidak, celebrated for winning in a majority Hispanic District, estimates he got only 25% of the Hispanic vote. Low Hispanic turnout was the major factor in his victory. Low Hispanic turnout was the major factor in his victory. Little to no evidence that immigration played a big role in Christie's performance with Hispanics. (Another point to consider - if the Democrats had actually mounted a campaign against Christie, would he have done so well with Hispamnics? Geroge W. Bush did well with blacks in Texas as governor, but did much worse with blacks nationally running for President, partly because of all the attacks against the GOP as racist. wouldn't Christie's Hispanic support go much lower if he were actively attacked by Democrats, regardless of his positions? That is all.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Answers to People who Claim Senate Amnesty Bill S. 744 is Pro-Enforcement or that Enforcement-Only Has Been Tried and Failed:
Huffington Post(!) article pointing out how none of the "tough enforcement provisions" of the Senate bill are really tough. CBO says enforcement of S.744 would only decrease illegal immigration about 25% (assuming the enforcement provisions are honored). Amnesty supporters telegraphing intention to stop future enforcement of immigration laws, making enforcement promises of S.744 empty. Immigrations and Customs officials are being punished if they enforce the law. Why would anyone think that would that change under S744? On claims that Obama is Super-Enforcer: In 2011 U.S. Deported lowest number of illegal aliens since 1973. Deportations numbers decline in 2013. Claims of Obama high-enforcement numbers result from doctoring the numbers. Criminal alien arrests down 11 percent (so much for claim that Obama is concentrating on "dangerous" illegal aliens. This link also contains lots of other information, including "The number of deportations resulting from interior enforcement by ICE declined by 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, and is on track to decline another 22 percent in 2013," and that half of new removals in 2012 come from changing accounting methods. An overview of how Obama misleads on deportations. Border Patrol agents being told to flee when attacked; not to defend themselves. Obama tells Border Patrol Agents to release illegal aliens and not tell them to appear at deportation hearings. Detailed analysis of what's wrong with Gang of Eight. That is all.