Placating Americans with Fake Immigration Law Enforcement
How our leaders create fantasy 'solutions' for our immigration-related vulnerabilities.
By Michael Cutler
FrontPageMag.com, December 4, 2015
Therefore the Visa Waiver Program should have been terminated after the terror attacks of 9/11 yet it has continually been expanded.
It is clear that the overarching goal of a succession of administrations and many members of Congress, irrespective of political party affiliation, is to keep our borders open and take no meaningful action to stop that flow of aliens into the United States.
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The obvious question is why the Visa Waiver Program is considered so sacrosanct that even though it defies the advice and findings of the 9/11 Commission no one has the moral fortitude to call for simply terminating this dangerous program.
The answer can be found in the incestuous relationship between the Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiary, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, now doing business as Brand USA.
The Chamber of Commerce has arguably been the strongest supporter of the Visa Waiver Program, which currently enables aliens from 38 countries to enter the United States without first obtaining a visa.
The U.S. State Department provides a thorough explanation of the Visa Waiver Program on its website.
Incredibly, the official State Department website also provides a link, “Discover America,” on that website which relates to the website of The Corporation for Travel Promotion, which is affiliated with the travel industries that are a part of the “Discover America Partnership.
Immigration Opinions, 1/17/16
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1. "Bartiromo: ‘Why Increase Immigration?’ Rubio: ‘Look, Snowden! Crop Insurance!’," Mark Krikorian
2. "Obama's Goal: Shape Immigration System for Years to Come," Dan Cadman
3. "One-Sided Marriage Fraud Redux," Dan Cadman
4. "Medicare Scam Exposes Naturalization Fraud," Dan Cadman
5. "Enforcing Final Orders of Removal in the Face of Civil Disobedience," Dan Cadman
6. "El Salvador: True Friend or Frenemy?," Dan Cadman
7. "Islam as Ideology – and Its Exclusion," James R. Edwards Jr.
8. "The Humane Approach to Europe's Refugee Crisis Is to Get Tough," David Seminara
9. "Amnesty Program for 'Juvenile Court Dependents' May Elbow Out Religious Workers, Iraqi Translators," David North
10. "Below-Average Applicant Tells How He Got an F-1 Visa to Attend a Below-Average U.S. University", David North
11. "More on NPR in Charlotte, and a Reminder of Barbara Jordan," Jerry Kammer
12. "NPR's Rachel Martin Begins to Look at the Connection Between Immigration and Income Inequality," Jerry Kammer
13. "First Group of Stranded U.S.-bound Cubans Reaches Mexico,", Kausha Luna
14. "For Refugees, 18-24 Months of Waiting, Not Vetting," Nayla Rush
15. "Educating 'Engineers Of Jihad' At US Universities," Michael Cutler
16. "Cruz is Far Tougher on Illegal Aliens Than Trump, Who Supports 'Touchback' Amnesty," Southern Constitutionalist
17. "Will the Supreme Court Refuse to Hear Immigration Executive Orders Case?," Rick Moran
18. "Another 41 Foreign-Born Individuals Snagged on Terror Charges," Adam Kredo
19. "Should The UN Be Picking The Next Americans?," Investor's Business Daily
20. "Marco Rubio’s Record of Bad Judgment," George Will
21. "Nikki Haley Channels Ted Kennedy on Illegal Aliens," Howie Carr
22. "Nikki Haley Uses State of Union Response to Bash Trump and Praise Illegals," Ed Straker
23. "Conservatives' Creed Now Requires Hard Line on Immigration," Ramesh Ponnuru
24. "House of Cards: Paul Ryan’s Campaign to Mislead Voters on His Immigration Stance," Julia Hahn
25. "The Coyote," Ken Bensinger, Jessica Garrison, and Jeremy Singer-Vine
26. "Immigration “Death-Ground” Question Finally Asked: Rubio Tries To Run, But He Can’t," Peter Brimelow
27. "U.S. Considers Six Military Bases to House Illegal Immigrants," Judicial Watch Corruption Chronicles
28. "Confessions of a Retired Customs and Border Protection Officer," John Dietrich
29. "Democrat Glad To See WaPo Comment Thread Shows Americans Get it on Deportation," Donald A. Collins
30. "Wage Stagnation to Continue Without Immigration Cut-Off," Edwin S. Rubenstein
31. "Genocide of America: A Refugee Immigrant Invasion," Frosty Wooldridge
32. "On Immigration, I've Become a Dissident on the Right", Jeff Jacoby
33. "Ten Theses on Immigration," Ross Douthat
34. "Is It Time to Change our Cuban Immigration Policy?," Joshua Breisblatt
35. Europe: "The Sexual Savaging of Europe," Edward Cline
36. Europe: "Europe is Enabling a Rape Culture," Ashe Schow
37. Europe: "Europe’s Closing Borders," The Wall Street Journal
38. Europe: "Europe’s Man Problem," Valerie Hudson
39. Germany: "Germany on the Brink," Ross Douthat
40. Vatican City: "On Migrants, Has a Lightbulb Gone Off in the Vatican?," Investor's Business Daily
41. Germany: "Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women from Rape," Dennis Prager
42. Germany: "Will Germany's Refugee Crisis Take Down Merkel's Government?," Investor's Business Daily
43. Germany: "Suicide by Immigration: Two More Iraqi Refugees Bite the Hand That Feeds Them," Daniel Horowitz
44. Germany: "Cologne Police Chief Forced Into Early Retirement Over Sex Assaults on New Year's Eve," Michael Van Der Galien
Bartiromo: ‘Why Increase Immigration?’ Rubio: ‘Look, Snowden! Crop Insurance!’
By Mark Krikorian
The Corner at National Review Online, January 15, 2016
Finally, someone asked about the central question of immigration policy: How many? Here’s what Maria Bartiromo asked of Rubio in Thursday night’s debate:
Under current law, the U.S. is on track to issue more new permanent immigrants on green cards over the next five years than the entire population of South Carolina. The CBO says your 2013 immigration bill would have increased green cardholders by another 10 million over 10 years.
Why are you so interested in opening up borders to foreigners when American workers have a hard enough time finding work?
Unfortunately, Rubio dodged and weaved and brought up every other issue he could think of rather than answer. And he got away with it.
First, he suggested terrorist penetration of our immigration system wasn’t a problem in 2013, when he served as the public face of Chuck Schumer’s amnesty/immigration-surge bill:
The issue is a dramatically different issue than it was 24 months ago. Twenty-four months ago, 36 months ago, you did not have a group of radical crazies named ISIS who were burning people in cages and recruiting people to enter our country legally. They have a sophisticated understanding of our legal immigration system and we now have an obligation to ensure that they are not able to use that system against us.Okay, but 24 months ago we had a group of radical crazies named al Qaeda who had a sophisticated understanding of our legal immigration system. My colleague Steve Camarota published a report 164 months ago detailing “How Militant Islamic Terrorists Entered and Remained in the United States, 1993-2001?. Spoiler alert: Most of them used our legal immigration system.
And freelance immigrant terrorists existed way back in 2013 too. In fact, Rubio and Schumer introduced their bill just two days after the Boston Marathon bombing; regarding immigration and terrorism, Rubio said at the time “We should really be very cautious about using language that links these two things in any way.” He also tweeted:
#BostonBombing not excuse 4 inaction on #immigrationreform.But disagree with Sen.Leahy,if it exposed flaws in system we need to know & fix.
In the debate, Rubio followed this bogus diversion by making the legitimate point that Cruz had also backed increases in immigration (a position Cruz has renounced more recently). That should have led to a discussion of numbers but instead, Rubio proceeded to, as Cruz put it, dump his opposition research folder on the debate stage, talking about Cruz’s views on crop insurance and Edward Snowden. There’s a reason launched this attack then, and not during their earlier discussions over, say, tax policy – Rubio knows he’s extraordinarily vulnerable on the immigration issue, especially on his continuing desire to double legal immigration (and triple H-1B visas), and he’ll do or say anything to avoid discussing it.
If this question hadn’t been buried til almost the end of the debate, and if the moderators (who did a good job overall) had pursued the issue and sought an actual answer to their question and gotten Trump and Jeb and the others to weigh in, voters might have had a better idea of the candidates’ immigration views.
And here is Numbers USA’s ad on this exact question, that ran during the debate:
Who has more rights than Americans (Legals).... According to the Democrat Party, it is the occupying Mexicans. They also get the jobs suck up billions in welfare and commit most of the crimes.
Update on Sanctuary Jurisdictions
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U.S Gives Immigrants “Severe Weather” Amnesty for Recent Floods: Always on the prowl for opportunities to grant illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration is capitalizing on the recent floods to reward undocumented aliens in the affected regions with a special “severe weather immigration relief.” The measure was recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—that oversees lawfulRead the full post
The measure was recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. It appears that in the last few years USCIS has been preoccupied with shielding illegal aliens who may not be candidates for the president’s broader executive amnesty initiatives from deportation. Judicial Watch has reported on this extensively over the years, publishing articles on the administration’s special hurricane, earthquake and Ebola amnesty programs.
Now we have “severe weather” amnesty for those who live in the Southern and Midwestern United States. Massive flooding has battered the region and rivers from Texas to Illinois have surged out of control. At least 31 flood-related deaths have been reported, mostly in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Missouri and thousands have been evacuated. Undoubtedly it’s a dire situation that clearly deserves emergency help from the federal government. But extending special immigration rights seems like a bit much, though. The administration appears to be getting incredibly creative as it finds new reasons to shield immigrants from deportation.
Here’s how it works; the U.S. government offers immigration relief measures that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as the recent severe weather and flooding in areas of the southern and Midwestern United States, according to the USCIS. At the request of immigrants living in the region, the agency will “re-parole” individuals, expedite employment authorization and change the nonimmigrant status of individuals “even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired.” That essentially means illegal immigrants will get reprieve. A special note directs immigrants to mention that “severe weather created a need for the requested relief.”
This emergency amnesty will be granted under a program reserved for “special situations,” USCIS explains in a separate document. “Sometimes natural catastrophes and other extreme situations can occur that are beyond your control,” the agency states. “These events can affect your USCIS application, petition or immigration status. We cannot anticipate these events, but will do our best to help you get the benefits for which you qualify.” The agency offers similar benefits for immigrants who claim they can’t return to their home country due to “civil unrest” or “severe environmental disasters.” Under those provisions, large chunks of the world would qualify including the entire Middle East, practically all of Mexico and most of Central America.
Indeed, in the last few years we’ve seen droves of illegal immigrants benefit from these special initiatives, which are sometimes classified as Temporary Protective Status (TPS) though they end up becoming permanent. In 2014 the Obama administration extended TPS for tens of thousands of Hondurans and Nicaraguans because a hurricane (Mitch) hit the Central American countries nearly two decades ago. Tens of thousands of Haitians continue to benefit from protected status in the U.S. as well, thanks to a 2010 earthquake.