Sunday, February 4, 2018



… and in exchange we get 40 million Mexican flag wavers, homelessness, a housing crisis, heroin & opioid crisis and jobs for legals crisis…. ALL THANKS TO THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

“Thirteen years after welfare reform, the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes — not their legal status or an unwillingness to work. The major welfare programs examined in this report include cash assistance, food assistance, Medicaid, and public and subsidized housing.”  Steven A. Camarota


We spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town. Pictured: Albertville “Miss Chick” 1954.

“Open border advocates, such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, claim illegal aliens are a net benefit to California with little evidence to support such an assertion. As the CIS has documented, the vast majority of illegals are poor, uneducated, and with few skills. How does accepting millions of illegal aliens and then granting them access to dozens of welfare programs benefit California’s economy? If illegals were contributing to the economy in any meaningful way, CA, with its 2.6 million illegals, would be booming.” STEVE BALDWIN – AMERICAN SPECTATOR



Not long ago, both Democrats and Republicans advocated safe, secure borders and an immigration policy of admitting immigrants who benefit, not burden, Americans. Que pas贸? LARRY ELDER – FRONT PAGE MAG

Democrats Reject Trump’s Amnesty Framework, Seek Alliance With GOP’s Business Wing

Democratic Senators are rejecting President Donald Trump’s four-part amnesty-and-immigration reform, and are instead working with business-first GOP Senators to pass an amnesty with only token reforms.

“There is not likely to be a DACA deal, though we’re working every single day, on telephone calls and person to person, to try to reach this bipartisan agreement,” Sen. Dick Durbin told Jake Tapper on the February 4 edition of CNN’s State of the Union. Durbin said the Democrats would not stage another shutdown, but declared:
I think we’re making real progress. I want to salute the moderates in both the Republicans and Democratic caucuses in the Senate. They have really been a positive voice, Democrats and Republicans sitting in the same room working to try to solve this problem.
The Democrats’ sharp-elbowed rejection of Trump’s four-part plan — including an amnesty for at least 1.8 million illegals — explains Trump’s Friday complaints that Democrats are not bargaining over his four-part framework offer. The offer trades the amnesty in exchange for a border wall with legal upgrades, plus ending the diversity lottery and winding down the chain migration program over the next 10 years.
On Friday, February 2, Trump told reporters:
I would say we want to make a deal.  I think they want to use it for political purposes, for elections.  I really don’t — I really am not happy with the way it’s going from the standpoint of the Democrats negotiating.
Trump does not seem to be dropping any of his three asks in the closed-door talks. On January 2, for example, Trump attending a public briefing on border security issues, where officials described the legal loopholes used by migrants to get through the border. Trump responded:
These are things you can’t even negotiate.  I mean, you can’t negotiate this with the Democrats, because this is stuff for safety.  And it’s not like, “Oh, gee, let’s, you know, work a halfway deal.”  You have such bad — you have such bad [border] procedures.  You’re forced to do everything that you people were taught not to do, when you think about it.
If Trump wants to keep his proposal on track, he should promise to veto the Democrats’ push to pass an amnesty with token “border security” upgrades, said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations at NumbersUSA.
“President Trump needs to say he will veto [an amensty] deal that is weaker than his framework,” he said. 
Without his veto threat, many GOP Senators will decide that Trump is caving, and then ally with Democrats to vote for a business-backed amnesty bill — which House Speaker Paul Ryan may then shove through the House, she said, adding:
Without the President’s leadership, we’ll get the typical amnesty bill that we always get, and it will be totally unacceptable to Americans, and he is the only person who has the ability to stop that …
If the Republicans screw up immigration, the impact in November will be tremendous. This is the issue that could sink the Republicans’ majorities. I hope they realize how much is riding on it.
The bottom line is President Trump ran and won on this, and who can make sure there is a good deal or if no deal, then the Republicans can say [to voters] very easily at this point: “We offered the most generous plan ever seen and the Democrats refused it … we are willing to give pass an amnesty if we could get an overall immigration policy serves the national interests and the Democrats don’t want that.”
The Democrats’ refusal to deal suggests they hope to split the GOP by pushing business-first Republicans to betray populist voters by backing a pre-election amnesty deal opposed by Trump. That win would provide the Democrats with a big win and morale booster before November while splitting the GOP elite from their voters.
Likely Democratic allies include Sen. Susan Collins whose home-state of Maine has been losing investment and people as legal immigrants spur growth in other states. Other potential allies include retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, liberal Sen. Lindsey Graham as well as business-first GOP members, such as Sens. John Thune and Lisa Murkowski.
Pushing for a bigger win also helps the Democrats avoid paying the painful price of Trump’s offer, which requires them to approve a border wall, legal reforms to block migrants, ending the visa lottery program and agreeing to end the chain migration system in 10 years. All of those Trump demands are viscerally opposed by some or many of the Democrats’ diverse and fractious interest groups.
Also, the Democrats’ maximalist strategy still allows the Democrats to later take Trump’s offer — or else decide to use the amnesty impasse to help goose their turnout in November.
The only risk for Democrats is that Trump may refuse to compromise and then make the November elections all about amnesty, the visa lottery, and chain migration — even while Trump’s low-immigration policies are forcing companies to offer higher wages to Americans.
Trump’s statements have suggested he is willing to focus the 2018 midterm on his pro-American immigration policies and the resulting rise in wages. On February 2, for example, Trump said:
Really, [the November election] is another way of doing it. And based on the [election related] numbers we just saw, we have a real chance of doing that …  [Immigration] is now an election issue that will go to our benefit, not their benefit.
You know ’18 is going to be very interesting. But we’ve got to do one or the other – either they’re going to have to come on board — because they talk a good game with DACA, but they don’t produce — … either they come on board or we’re just going to have to really work and we’re going to have to get more people so we can get the kind of numbers that we need to pass in a much easier fashion legislation [in 2019].
He added:
The Republican position on immigration is the center, mainstream view of the American people, with some extra strength at the border and security at the border added in.  What we’re asking for and what the American people are pleading for is sanity and common sense in our immigration system.  We want immigration rules that protect our communities, defend our security, and admit people who will love our country and contribute to our society.

Great jobs numbers and finally, after many years, rising wages- and nobody even talks about them. Only Russia, Russia, Russia, despite the fact that, after a year of looking, there is No Collusion!

The Democrats’ diverse political coalition may not be capable of accepting Trump’s amnesty offer but would rather pick a fight prior to the November elections. For example, Durbin suggested to Tapper that Trump’s immigration policies are racist, not pro-American.
Understand what they are proposing. They want to cut legal immigration into the United States of family members, some of whom who have waited 20 years or months to join up with their families here.
This is no longer about the security of the United States. It is not about competition for American jobs. It is an effort by them to make a different immigration policy in the future, one that envisions an America that is much different than it is today. This is not an acceptable premise.
Durbin’s statement is the third time that Democrats have personally stiffed Trump in the negotiations.
First, Durbin leaked Trump’s “shithole” comments in a closed-door negotiation to portray him as racist, and then Schumer promised January 18 to fund a wall for $25 billion but quickly told a New York Times interviewer that he did not think the wall would ever get built.
Durbin also touted the Democrats’s take-no-prisoners negotiating tactics by claiming the Democrats’ budget-shutdown prompted House Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to schedule an immigration debate after February 8. Durbin said:
 I don’t see a government shutdown coming, but I do see a promise by Senator McConnell to finally bring this critical issue that affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in America, finally bringing it to a full debate in the Senate.
That’s what we were looking for when there was a shutdown. We have achieved that goal. We’re moving forward.
Donald Trump’s immigration poicies are very popular.
Polls show that President Donald Trump’s American-first immigration policy is very popular. For example, a December poll of likely 2018 voters shows two-to-one voter support for Trump’s pro-American immigration policies, and a lopsided four-to-one opposition against the cheap-labor, mass-immigration, economic policy pushed by bipartisan establishment-backed D.C. interest-groups.
A January poll showed:
more than 80 percent of Americans support curbing legal immigration levels, a plan that Trump has endorsed to raise the wages of working and middle-class Americans and stem the current never-ending flow of cheaper, foreign competition that burdens the country’s blue-collar workers the most.
Business groups and Democrats tout the misleading, industry-funded “Nation of Immigrants” polls which pressure Americans to say they welcome migrants, including the roughly 670,000 ‘DACA’ illegals and the roughly 3.25 million ‘dreamer’ illegals.
The alternative “priority or fairness” polls—plus the 2016 election—show that voters in the polling booth put a much higher priority on helping their families, neighbors, and fellow nationals get decent jobs in a high-tech, high-immigrationlow-wage economy.
Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting roughly 1.1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.
The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via mass-immigration floods the market with foreign laborspikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate priceswidens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.

"The US jobs report for November, released Friday, provides further evidence that the much vaunted economic “recovery” in the United States has overwhelmingly benefited Wall Street, whose stock bonanza is based above all on stagnant wages and the destruction of working-class living standards."


154,430,000: U.S. Hits Record Employment in January; But Record 95,665,000 Not in Labor Force
By Susan Jones | February 2, 2018 | 8:42 AM EST

( - The new year is off to a strong start on the employment front.
The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that a record 154,430,000 people were employed in January, a gain of 309,000 from December.
The number of employed Americans has broken seven records since Donald Trump took office.
The nation’s unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent for a fourth straight month in January, but the number of Americans not in the labor force also set a new record at 95,665,000 – the fourth such record since Trump took office.
In January, the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population, consisting of all people age 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 256,780,000. Of those, 161,115,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.

The 161,115,000 who participated in the labor force equaled 62.7 percent of the 256,780,000 civilian noninstitutionalized population.
The labor force participation rate has been stuck at 62.7 percent for four straight months.
Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall told Congress last week that the nation's labor supply is growing slowly because of the aging population.
In other positive news, wages are rising: In January, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 9 cents to $26.74, following an 11-cent gain in December. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 75 cents, or 2.9 percent.
And the economy added a strong 200,000 jobs last month. After revisions for the December and November jobs-added totals, job gains have averaged 192,000 over the last 3 months.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for Blacks increased to 7.7 percent in January, up from last month's record low of 6.8 percent; and the rate for Whites edged down to 3.5 percent. The jobless rates for adult men (3.9 percent), adult women (3.6 percent), teenagers (13.9 percent), Asians (3.0 percent), and Hispanics (5.0 percent) showed little change.

Trump expects ‘numbers that get even better’
“Already since the election, we've created 2.4 million jobs,” President Trump told Republicans gathered in West Virginia on Thursday.
“That's unthinkable. And that doesn't include all of the things that are happening. You're going to see numbers that get even better.

“The stock market has added more than $8 trillion in new wealth. Unemployment claims are at a 45-year low, which is something. After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.
African-American and Hispanic unemployment have both reached the lowest levels ever recorded. That's something very, very special.”
Trump noted that upon hearing that news at the State of the Union speech, “There was zero movement from the Democrats. They sat there stone cold, no smile, no applause. You would've thought that on that one, they would've sort of at least clapped a little bit.
“Which tells you perhaps they'd rather see us not do well than see our country do great, and that's not good. That's not good.”

ICE Union ‘Unable to Support’ White House Immigration Plan, Citing Lack of Pro-American Reforms

The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council wrote in a letter to President Trump that the union is “unable to support” an immigration plan crafted by at least four White House advisers.

The ICE union’s President, Chris Crane, stated that while the council is supportive of Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda, they are unable to support the White House’s latest immigration plan.
The plan, crafted by officials including former Koch Brothers executive Marc Short, Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen, and senior adviser Stephen Miller, would begin by giving a pathway to U.S. citizenship to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens who are enrolled or eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Additionally, the plan would not immediately end the process of “chain migration,” which allows newly naturalized citizens to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them. Since 2005, chain migration has imported more than nine million foreign nationals to the country.
Under the Short/Kelly/Nielsen/Miller immigration plan, the entire chain migration backlog of about four million foreign nationals would be allowed to still enter the U.S., meaning America’s working and middle class would not be relieved from mass immigration for ten to potentially 20 years.
The ICE union said in their letter that their biggest concerns with the White House’s proposal is the plan’s lack of pro-American reforms dealing with sanctuary cities and child-smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Breitbart News exclusively reported on the Short/Kelly/Nielsen/Miller immigration plan’s exclusion of reforms that would penalize sanctuary cities. In a draft of the plan obtained by Breitbart News, the sanctuary cities provisions are crossed out with red ink.

The White House draft plan includes:
  • A pathway to U.S. citizenship from anywhere between 1.8 million and 4.5 million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

  • A more than 10-year wait before legal immigration levels are reduced to provide much-needed relief and wage increases to America’s working and middle class

  • No immediate end to the wage-crushing importation of blue-collar and white-collar foreign workers

  • A repurposing of the 50,000 visas that currently import foreign nationals through the Visa Lottery

  • $25 billion to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

  • No provisions to enact mandatory E-Verify, which would ban employers from hiring illegal aliens

  • No provisions to deal with the issue of ending birthright citizenship, where at least 4.5 million children have received U.S. citizenship despite their parents being illegal aliens
Every year, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.
Mass immigration has come at the expense of America’s working and middle class, which has suffered from poor job growth, stagnant wages, and increased public costs to offset the importation of millions of low-skilled foreign nationals.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder. 


The draft amnesty will also serve as complete proof in November that Trump’s voters’ wrongly placed their trust in his August 2016 promise to block any amnesty: (SEE LINK).

"But the taxpayers’ costs also act as a $26 billion stimulus for business which will provide the migrants with medical services, apartments, entertainment, food, and transport. The continued inflow of the 4 million chain-migrants, however, is a vastly greater benefit for business and burden for American workers." NEIL MUNRO


But the business community will have little reason to defend Trump, partly because they have gotten their double-shot of tax cuts and cheap labor. In fact, the legislation does not sunset the amnesty, meaning it can be quietly expanded with a few legal tweaks that can be attached to any of the myriad obscure bills annually passed by Congress.


 “According to the Centers for Immigration Studies, April '11, at least 70% of Mexican illegal alien families receive some type of welfare in the US!!!”

 Will Trump Preside Over Largest Amnesty Ever Seen in This Country, The World?MAGA: "My Amnesty Give-Away"

How Did We Get Here?

By Dan Cadman on January 26, 2018
In past weeks, there has been an increasingly strident debate over immigration "reform", particularly in the Senate, which has repeatedly exhibited paralysis (because of self-imposed filibuster and cloture rules requiring 60 votes to get anything done, rather than a simple majority). The impasse has led to inability to pass a budget for the fiscal year that's now half over, and the Democratic minority has used the opportunity to engage in fiscal hostage-taking to demand an amnesty for illegal aliens. A select number of Republicans, whose views on immigration mirror those of the Democrats, have joined in the effort.
The shape and size of the amnesty is amorphous, with the proposals growing ever larger, though the nucleus was supposedly to legalize the 700,000 or so aliens who benefited from the constitutionally questionable Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program instituted by the Obama administration.
Donald Trump on the campaign trail said he would end DACA because it was clearly an example of executive overreach. His position shifted as president: Instead, DACA was to be phased out over a period of many months, with two-year renewals being given in the interim. Trump then opened Pandora's box by inviting Congress to legislate the problem away (they had considered and rejected such legislation in the past, which is one reason Obama took matters into his own hands by implementing the equivalent of an imperial decree).
Trump went so far as to say that he would consider reopening the program if Congress failed to act – a threat he has repeated in recent days, despite earlier acknowledgements that the program was illegal and unconstitutional, and despite the fact that he is undercutting his own Justice Department, which is litigating the DACA shutdown in federal court.
How did we get here? The answer to that lies in the mid-1980s.
It was Republican president Ronald Reagan who firmly stood behind, and ultimately signed into law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, which contained a massive amnesty that forgave and provided lawful status to roughly 2.7 million illegal aliens from nations all over the world.
The legalization provisions were billed as a one-time, never-again amnesty, because IRCA was a "great compromise" that included enforcement measures which would ensure no more massive build-ups of aliens living illegally in the United States.
IRCA was a massive failure. The enforcement provisions were pretty much prospective in nature, providing for a gradual phase-in, and IRCA didn't in fact appropriate funds for resources needed at the border, in the interior, or in the workplace, to make it a success.
In fact, funding never came. Despite promises made to garner amnesty, once it was in place, enforcement suffered absolute neglect. In the out years following IRCA, there was a failure of political will in the legislative and executive branches; the capital and human resources weren't sought and weren't apportioned to interior or worksite enforcement efforts, and those given the border were too little, too late. I recall many years while employed at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) when there were fewer than 1,000 investigators. At the time, there were more Capitol Police officers guarding Congress than there were INS agents charged with conducting all enforcement work in the interior of the entire United States.
Even the amnesty provisions were of questionable value, and became the source of nearly 30 years of litigation by applicants who appealed denials of legalization. What is more, the program was overwhelmed with fraud at giant regional processing centers where examiners labored endlessly without any personal interaction with the applicants, for instance to determine credibility or press questions about documents or affidavits submitted. They became the equivalent of diploma mills, in this case the "diploma" being a green card to the happy recipients.
The result of IRCA's failure, and the unwillingness to fund and support viable immigration enforcement, is in front of our eyes: instead of diminishing through attrition and compliance, the illegal population ballooned after the IRCA amnesty "reset" to its present level of 11 or 12 million. What's more, about half of the illegal-alien population of the U.S. consists of visa overstays, not border jumpers. Yet our visa-issuing policies and port inspection processes remain ossified and ineffectual.
We are beset with intractable issues involving parents who over the years smuggled their children here in the hundreds of thousands, with no effective effort to put a stop to this dangerous, parentally negligent practice; and the border is as wild and unpoliceable as ever. In fact, enforcement statistics from Fiscal Year 2017 show that nearly half of all border apprehensions involved minors and family units. This should be a wake-up call to anyone who thinks that an amnesty today won't be needed again in a few short years. On the contrary, calls for amnesty act as a beacon to others to begin their trek northward in hopes of cashing in, by fair means or foul.
Into this mix strode Donald Trump, riding a wave of populist sentiment to the White House. His rallying cry was Make America Great Again (MAGA), and his popularity was based in large measure on his promise to restore the rule of law to immigration enforcement. Then came his public DACA turnaround, which no doubt came as a great surprise to his supporters and, as surely as night follows day, we are now witnessing the inevitable fallout from that utterance.
It has led to a hue and cry that Congress and the president must again hit the amnesty re-set button, although this time around one doesn't hear the "just this time, then never again" promise made so vociferously in the past. Advocates don't think they need to make it, and politicians who purport to be in favor of amnesty only in return for enforcement trade-offs aren't quite so eager to put their reputations on the line with such assurances, though they plod doggedly forward as if they must pass legislation, however poorly crafted.
In response to a plaintive call from members of Congress (mostly senators), the White House has now issued a set of principles that form its framework for what would be acceptable before the president would be amenable to signing immigration legislation that includes an amnesty. The framework is, in a word, disappointing.
By the White House's own estimates, the amnesty would cover nearly two million aliens. There are substantial reasons to think this is a significant underestimate, based on the nation's experience with IRCA. Fraud alone could increase that estimate by 20 or 30 percent. Then there are the methodologies used to arrive at the figure – like those used by the Congressional Budget Office, there is likely a "fudge factor" based on aliens who will not apply, or will be denied, that in the hard light of day won't hold up, which in turn means that the figure is pretty much an unreliable lowball.
One begins to wonder whether MAGA still stands for Make America Great Again, or has instead morphed into "My Amnesty Give-Away".
It would appear that this president, who campaigned on promises to restore integrity to the immigration system, is quite possibly set to preside over the largest amnesty ever seen in this country, perhaps even the world.

Trump’s Draft Amnesty: Citizenship for Illegal Alien Population Six Times the Size of Obama’s DACA

President Trump’s amnesty plan would potentially give a pathway to U.S. citizenship to an illegal alien population that is roughly six times the number of illegal aliens that were given temporary amnesty under former President Obama.

An almost final draft of the White House’s expansive amnesty plan obtained by Breitbart News reveals that the Trump administration would be expanding Obama’s federal, temporary amnesty—known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—to six times the number of illegal aliens who are enrolled in the DACA.
Former Koch brothers executive Marc Short, who previously led the failed “Never Trump” effort inside the pro-mass immigration billionaires’ network, helped craft the White House amnesty plan, along with Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and senior adviser Stephen Miller.
The White House amnesty plan estimates that about 1.8 million illegal aliens will be eligible for a pathway to U.S. citizenship under their proposal. But, based on estimates from the 1986 amnesty, citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens would only be the starting point of the White House amnesty.
The 1986 amnesty was designed to give 400,000 illegal alien agricultural workers amnesty. After being enacted, though, about 1.1 million illegal aliens ended up getting amnesty, implying that 700,000 illegal aliens fraudulently received amnesty, as noted by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Should this pattern be the same for the White House’s amnesty plan, the low estimate of 1.8 million illegal aliens receiving a pathway to U.S. citizenship will quickly and likely become 4.5 million illegal aliens eventually obtaining citizenship.
Currently, there are nearly 800,000 illegal aliens enrolled in Obama’s DACA program. The White House amnesty plan would potentially sextuple this number of illegal aliens receiving amnesty and a pathway to citizenship.
Likewise, as Breitbart News reported, it is plausible for the White House plan to become entirely open-ended and thus never-ending, much like the 1986 amnesty, critics and experts say.
A copy of the White House amnesty obtained by Breitbart News reveals that the DHS secretary would have nearly all control over the size and implementation of the amnesty with no end date for when illegal aliens can no longer apply for the pathway to citizenship.
The expansive amnesty attempts to contain the amnesty population by requiring education, good moral character, and time period constraints and provisions. But, the expansive amnesty’s requirements are low and not rigorous, leaving the amnesty open to massive amounts of fraud, like the 1986 amnesty.
Also included in the White House amnesty draft:
  • A more than 10-year wait before legal immigration levels are reduced to provide much-needed relief and wage increases to America’s working and middle class
  • No immediate end to the wage-crushing importation of blue-collar and white-collar foreign workers
  • A repurposing of the 50,000 visas that currently import foreign nationals through the Visa Lottery
  • $25 billion to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
  • No provisions to enact mandatory E-Verify, which would ban employers from hiring illegal aliens
  • No provisions to end or punish sanctuary cities, which protect and harbor criminal illegal aliens
  • No provisions to deal with the issue of ending birthright citizenship, where at least 4.5 million children have received U.S. citizenship despite their parents being illegal aliens
The amnestying of 4.5 million illegal aliens under the White House amnesty would mean an instant depression of American workers’ wages and an enormous increase in the number of now-legalized foreign workers that Americans will have to compete for jobs against in the workforce.
Every year, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.
Mass immigration has come at the expense of America’s working and middle class, which has suffered from poor job growth, stagnant wages, and increased public costs to offset the importation of millions of low-skilled foreign nationals.
Four million young Americans enter the workforce every year, but their job opportunities are further diminished as the U.S. imports roughly two new foreign workers for every four American workers who enter the workforce. Even though researchers say 30 percent of the workforce could lose their jobs due to automation by 2030, the U.S. has not stopped importing more than a million foreign nationals every year.
For blue-collar American workers, mass immigration has not only kept wages down but in many cases decreased wages, as Breitbart News reported. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues importing more foreign nationals with whom working-class Americans are forced to compete. In 2016, the U.S. brought in about 1.8 million mostly low-skilled immigrants.
For white-collar American workers, mass immigration has become a tool for the big business lobby, cheap labor industry, and Silicon Valley elites to replace U.S. citizens with cheaper foreign workers. For example, as Breitbart News reported, 71 percent of tech workers in coveted high-paying, white-collar Silicon Valley jobs are foreign-born, while the tech industry in the San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward area is made up of 50 percent foreign-born tech workers.
The White House amnesty plan was crafted despite recent Harvard-Harris polling revealing the massive popularity of Trump’s pro-American immigration agenda, including reducing legal immigration levels, building a border wall, and ending the mass importation of naturalized citizens’ foreign relatives.
For example, 85 percent of black Americans, who have been disproportionately impactedby mass immigration to the U.S., want Trump’s merit-based legal immigration system that would cut current legal immigration levels in half to raise Americans’ wages and bring English-proficient, highly-educated immigrants to the U.S., rather than low-skilled foreign nationals who put downward pressure on black Americans’ wages.
The White House amnesty plan does not immediately reduce mass legal immigration levels, allowing more than 1 million immigrants to continue arriving in the U.S. over the course of potentially two decades. This portion of the amnesty plan is particularly not in-line with what American voters say they want in a legal immigration system.
The Harvard-Harris poll found that more than 80 percent of Americans want legal immigration levels curbed, while previous polling by Pulse Opinion Research found that 60 percent of Americans say they prefer a legal immigration system that admits 500,000 legal immigrants a year or less.
If the U.S. does not reduce current legal immigration levels in the next two decades, between seven and eight million foreign-born voters will be added to the American electorate, as Breitbart News reported, potentially making states like Texas, Florida, and Virginia solid Democrat voting blocs, as immigrants are vastly more likely to vote for Democrats over Republicans.
The Hispanic vote in Texas will continue to increase. By 2024 Democrats can win Texas, Arizona and Florida. A big blue wall of 78 electoral votes. 
Democrats like the former Mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, now openly admit that mass immigration to the U.S. is a Democrat-voter initiative.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

Are We Heading for an Immigration Sellout?
If I’d told you 2 years ago journalists would scramble to “report” on the allegation President Donald Trump wanted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller seven months ago like it A) just happened, and B) actually happened (as in he was fired), you would’ve thought I was lying to you. But it’s all too real, and someone will likely win a journalism award for it.
But in an age of frantic reporting over rumors, lies, and non-stories, the pearl-clutching class chose a faux-scandal over some real news – that the White House is open to selling out on immigration. Oh, they mentioned it, but it wasn’t nearly as important as the alleged prospect of the President wanting to fire someone he has every Constitutional right to fire.
It deserves more than a mention.