Saturday, June 16, 2018


Pelosi on Illegals Suppressing U.S. Wages: ‘That’s Not the Point’

By Emilie Cochran | June 14, 2018 | 1:55 PM EDT

House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
( -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that whether illegal aliens suppress the wages of U.S. workers is “not the point” and that using language like “illegal aliens” was not constructive.
At a press conference on Thursday, asked Pelosi, “Yesterday you outlined your plan to get a better deal for American workers. Does permitting illegal aliens to enter the United States and work here suppress the wages of American workers?”
Pelosi said, “That’s not the point. Using terminology like ‘illegal aliens’ and ‘illegally entering the country’ is just not viewed as constructive. The fact is that we have, we must protect our borders, that is our responsibility.”
“We also must protect our values, that’s our responsibility as well,” she said.  “And we do believe that there can be a bipartisan way for us to come together to honor the values of our country and recognize that newcomers to our country are frequently the constant reinvigoration of America.”
She continued, “Bringing their hopes, their dreams, their aspirations, their optimism, their courage, their determination, to make the future better for their families are American traits, and in doing so these newcomers make America more American.”
“Should we, we must protect our borders, yes,” said Pelosi, “but what we’re talking about here, though, are asylum seekers and that has nothing to do with legal entry into the country.”
Pelosi and House Democrats released a plan yesterday to provide a better deal for American workers. Their plan aims to address inequality by giving “workers freedom to join unions and negotiate collectively.”
In addition, the plan hopes to pave the way for Americans to “higher wages, better health care, safer working conditions and stronger retirement security.”

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Trump Administration Rapidly Expanding Seasonal Guest Worker Visas

Florentino Reyes
The Associated Press
 Newport Beach, CA240

The Trump administration’s record of enforcing immigration laws and delivering the lowest unemployment rate since 2000 is creating big demand for H-2 visas for seasonal guest workers.
Illegal immigration tends to increase in the spring, as demand for farm workers and unskilled workers accelerates. With enhanced enforcement from the deployment of National Guard units this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that 40,344 individuals had been apprehended for illegal entry along America’s southwestern border in May, compared with 38,278 in April and 37,385 in March.
DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said in a statement: “These numbers show that while the Trump administration is restoring the rule of law, it will take a sustained effort and continuous commitment of resources over many months to disrupt cartels, smugglers, and nefarious actors.”
Trump’s focus on immigration enforcement and job growth has forced employers to raise wages and look for more U.S. workers. Some are also hoping to use the H-2 visa program, which provides temporary workers with six-month visas.
Since March 30, the administration has certified another 32,084 guest-worker positions, expanding the number of six-month H-2A farm worker visas to 113,432. That is up 40 percent from the 80,348 in March and 65 percent from the 68,683 when President Trump took office in January 2017.
The top states thus far this year for H-2A labor certification positions were Florida, with 17,493; Georgia, with 16,004; and Washington, with 10,751. Crops that traditionally require the most H-2A labor are berries and lettuce.
According to the “Packer” blog, which reports on all aspects of fruit and produce harvesting, transportation, and marketing, growers are complaining complain that the wage for legal H-2A seasonal farmworkers is in the “mid-$20s per hour.” But demand for seasonal farm workers is so strong that the U.S. Department of Labor may certify up to 240,000 H-2A visas by the end of the year.
The Trump administration’s interest in seasonal guest workers is not limited to agriculture. But the six-month H-2B visa program for non-farm guest workers has been limited by Congress to a maximum of 66,000 guest workers per year, since the 1990s,  divided evenly between the summer and winter seasons.
However, the Gartner Group reported that the Congressional spending bill passed in March granted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen the discretionary right to double the number of H-2B visas, depending on labor market need.


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


Mecha's  (M.E.Ch.A.) own slogan reads, "For the race everything. For those outside the race, nothing."

LA RAZA: The Mexican Fascist Party of LA RAZA “THE RACE” and the Reconquista and surrender of America to NARCOMEX.

The comparison to the Nazi Party is well deserved. La Raza openly supports pushing all but Latino Americans out of a portion of the United States (ethnic cleansing), they call for 'Reconquista' or the re-conquest of the American Southwest by Mexico (the re-occupation of the Sudetanland), and the establishment of 'Atzlan' which is the utopian all-Latino version of the American Southwestern states (Adolf Hitler planned to called his utopia Germania).
Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General We are practicing "La Reconquista" in California."
"Remember 187 -- the Proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens --- was the last gasp of white America in California." --- Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party

"The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot."  --- Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico

Trump rejects, then supports House immigration bill

That there is confusion and chaos surrounding Donald Trump's position on the House immigration bills that could be voted on next week is not surprising. But even for the Trump White House, the head-snapping, 180 degree switch in the president's stance on the immigration bills that will probably come to a vote next week is unusual.
On Friday, it appeared immigration reform in the House was dead when Trump categorically rejected the most popular proposal.

President Donald Trump on Friday morning delivered a potentially fatal blow to a compromise immigration bill under development in the House.
Trump said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" that he is not planning to sign the negotiated measure.
"I'm looking at both of them. I certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate one," Trump said when asked about the two bills teed up for votes next week -- the compromise and a conservative-preferred bill. "I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security. I have to have that. We have to get rid of catch-and-release."
That was Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, aides were walking back thepresident's rejection:
President Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn't sign a "moderate" package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been confused.
The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings, with White House input. Only the compromise bill would open a door to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and reduce the separation of children from their parents when families are detained crossing the border — a practice that has drawn bipartisan condemnation in recent days.
Trump has always said he wanted to do something about the DREAMers. As for separating kids from their parents at the border, his attorney general has been going around the country defending it. Perhaps Jeff Sessions didn't get the memo.
But a senior White House official later said Trump had misspoken and believed his Fox interviewer was asking about an effort by GOP moderates — abandoned for now — that would have forced votes on a handful of bills and likely led to House passage of liberal-leaning versions party leaders oppose. The official, who was not authorized to discuss internal conversations by name, spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The interviewer had specifically asked whether Trump supported a conservative bill penned by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., o or "something more moderate," and asked whether he'd sign "either one."
The White House later put out a statement formally endorsing the measure.
"The President fully supports both the Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill," said White House spokesman Raj Shah, adding that Trump would sign "either the Goodlatte or the leadership bills."
Trump also weighed in by tweet, writing that any bill "MUST HAVE" provisions financing his proposed wall with Mexico and curbing the existing legal immigration system. Those items are included in the middle-ground package.
Speaker Ryan has promised to bring both bills to the floor for a vote, though it's unclear whether there will be enough Democrats to help pass the "moderate" alternative. There are many House Democrats who have sworn never to vote to fund Trump's border wall. But with long-sought protection of DREAMers and reform of the child separation policy, Democrats may take the bait and vote for it.
That Trump was "confused" about which proposal he was talking about may have been the product of misunderstanding an interviewer's question. Or it may have been a careless, off the cuff remark. Whatever the reason, it raises the question: What will Trump's position on the immigration bills be tomorrow?

Monica Showalter adds:
That's exactly the point, President Trump keeps his opponents on their backfoot.This essay, by FrontPage's Daniel Greenfield pretty well explains the Trumpian tactic. The only people who don't like it are those who are already in opposition to Trump, because what he's doing is making them uncomfortable with the uncertainty he churns for them. The rest of us can reasonably infer, based on Trump's past decisions, that he is unlikely to turn on us to please Democrats and achieve cocktail party status invitations. Trump is the cocktail party.

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