OPEN BORDERS... IT'S ALL ABOUT KEEPING WAGES DEPRESSED....“Extensive research by economists like George Borjas and analyst Steven Camarota reveals that the country’s current mass legal immigration system burdens U.S. taxpayers and America’s working and middle class while redistributing about $500 billion in wealth every year to major employers and newly arrived immigrants. Similarly, research has revealed how Americans’ wages are crushed by the country’s high immigration levels.” JOHN BINDER
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
BILLIONAIRES FOR WIDER OPEN BORDERS PARTNER WITH DONALD TRUMP TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED
The History of Temporary Protected Status for Liberia By Matt Sussis
The program has been kept alive for nearly three decades due to increasingly unpersuasive reasons. The civil war is over, the Ebola crisis is over, and it has been years since most refugees returned from neighboring countries. Yet activists want another extension.
Will the Last Person in Central America Please Turn Out the Lights? By Andrew Arthur
In just the last five months, 0.47% of the population of Guatemala and 0.645% of the population of Honduras has been arrested along the Southwest border, stretching CBP resources to the point that Border Patrol highway checkpoints are being shuttered
President Trump must hold strong to his “Buy American, Hire American” economic nationalist agenda on immigration to drive up wages and job prospects for U.S. workers, shunning the Wall Street-preferred expansionist policy of mass illegal and legal immigration, a new ad says.
The latest ad from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) asks Trump to reject the mass illegal and legal immigration policies supported by Wall Street, corporate executives, and most specifically, the GOP mega-donor Koch brothers.
The Koch brothers oppose all reductions to current legal immigration levels, where the U.S. admits more than 1.2 million legal immigrants every year, forcing America’s working and middle class to compete for jobs among mostly low-wage, low-skilled foreign workers.
“President Trump promised to protect the American worker,” the ad begins.
“But the corporate fat cats and Wall Street snakes don’t want him to deliver on that promise,” the ad continues. “Tell President Trump to keep the Koch brothers cheap labor agenda out of the White House.”
Efforts by the big business lobby, Chamber of Commerce, Koch brothers, and George W. Bush Center include increasing employment-based legal immigration that would likely crush the historic wage gains that Trump has delivered for America’s blue collar and working class citizens.
In terms of wage stagnation, research by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has discovered that the country’s mass illegal and legal immigration policy — where more than 1.5 million foreign nationals are admitted every year — shifts about $500 billion in wages away from working and middle class Americans toward new arrivals and economic elites. The study’s results dictate that mass immigration is a wealth redistribution program that benefits corporate executives, big business, and employers, while crippling the wages and job prospects of American workers.
Trump’s “Hire American” economy, though, has sought to turn the tide of wage stagnation by increasing interior immigration enforcement that has increased blue collar and middle class wages by four percent in the last 12 months, a Goldman Sachs analysis finds.
At this rate — unless halted by corporate interests — Trump could deliver a historic 14 percent wage hike for more than 100 million blue collar and middle class Americans before the 2020 presidential election.
Plutocrats like IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have most recently lobbied the Democrat-Republican Congress to pass an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens that would drive future chain migration — where newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country — to the U.S. The plan would almost certainly deplete the wage gains that Trump has delivered.
In 2017, foreign-born residents made up more than 17 percent of the total U.S. workforce, comprising about 27.4 million foreign workers who compete against American workers for jobs. In occupations that have been relieved by stricter immigration enforcement, like dairy farming, U.S. wages have risen and so have working conditions as employers seek to attract talent in a tight labor market.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
Bloomberg Op-Ed: Immigrant Soldiers, Workers Needed for
U.S. geopolitical power needs a steady supply of fresh immigrants to
serve as soldiers and workers, according to a pro-migration op-ed in Bloomberg
“A large working-age population serves as a source of military
manpower,” says the op-edby Hal
Brands, the Henry Kissinger Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins
University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He continues:
relatively young, growing and well-educated population is a wellspring of the
economic productivity that underlies other forms of international influence … countries
with healthy demographic profiles can create wealth more easily than their
competitors [and] can also can direct a larger share of that wealth to
geopolitical projects as opposed to pensions and health care.
acknowledges — but denounces — the reality that immigration is largely
unpopular among the voters who suffer from the resulting diversity, elite
disengagement, job theft, and wage loss. That turmoil helped outsider
Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Brands dismisses the public’s
measured response as “draconian … xenophobia … race-based politics,” and
… if current
trends are any indication, the U.S. could easily squander its demographic
advantages [over China and Russia] by enacting draconian immigration
restrictions or simply destroying its image as a country that welcomes
ambitious newcomers. Conversely, if the proportion of immigrants continues to
rise while the white population shrinks, xenophobia and race-based politics
could become more common and more toxic.
these dire predictions, Brands declines to offer the public anything in
exchange for the diversity, political divisions, taxpayer costs, and wage
losses caused by the government policy of “refreshing the population”:
If the U.S.
is to keep its demographic edge, it will have to find ways of reconciling two
competing imperatives: refreshing the population through immigration while
preserving social and political stability.
dismisses the public’s expectation that their government serves citizens and
their children, and he instead echoes the 1960s demand that Americans must give
up their homeland to become a “nation of immigrants” to help beat Russian
In an October 2018 article for Time magazine, Democratic Rep. Joe
Kennedy explained the
government-boosting origin of the “Nation of Immigrants” claim:
Few felt it as deeply as President John F. Kennedy. In his 1964 book A Nation of
Immigrants, recently re-released, my great-uncle outlines the compelling
case for immigration, in economic, moral, and global terms. “The abundant
resources of this land provided the foundation for a great nation,” he writes.
“But only people could make the opportunity a reality. Immigration
provided the human resources.”
Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush strongly favored this cheap
labor, high growth policy. In 1990, the first President Bush signed a bill
doubling legal immigration, and in 2006 and 2007, George W. Bush pushed for a
bill that would have further increased immigration.
In March 2019, the George W. Bush center released a
video which effectively wrote Americans out of their own nation, while urging
more immigration to spur national economic growth by reducing wages. “America’s
story is an immigrant story,” says the video. “Now as before, American is
a nation of immigrants,” says the video which refers to 280 million
Americans as the “population,” “labor force,” “workers,” and even “natives.”
George W. Bush's
Bush Center posts pro-migration, pro-business video which writes Americans out
of American history: 'America’s story is an immigrant story,' says the video,
which even describes some Americans as immigrants. http://bit.ly/2TTxfsF
pitch, however, ignores the recent report by President Donald Trump’s economic
advisors which said the nation can continue to grow without an extra supply of
There are “plenty of [American] workers on the sidelines
able to come off” and fill jobs in the growing economy, said Rich
Burkhauser, a member of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors. Americans’
productivity is rising and more sidelined Americans are returning to the
workforce as wages rise, said the report, titled,
“Economic Report of the President.”
and CEOs are increasingly desperate for an infusion of more foreign workers to
lower the marketplace pressure for wage increases during 2019.
Goldman Sachs says
Trump's tight labor-market policy (AKA 'Hire American') gave 4% raise to
blue-collar/middle-class in 2018. But upper-income graduate salaries lagged -
maybe b/c of 1.5 million visa-worker graduates who work for spaghettiOs &
green cards http://bit.ly/2Fan4b0
roughly four million young Americans join the workforce after high
school or university. The federal government then imports roughly 1.1
million legal immigrants, refreshes a resident population of roughly 1.5
million white-collar guest workers and roughly 500,000 blue-collar visa
workers, and it also tolerates about eight million illegal workers.
because of catch-and-release rules mandated by Congress and the courts,
the federal government also will likely release at least 350,000 Central
American laborers into the U.S. job market, even as at least 500,000 more
migrants sneak past U.S. border defenses or overstay their visas.
2019, the U.S. government will allow at least two million new foreign workers
into the United States to compete for the starter jobs sought by the latest
wave of four million U.S. graduates. The new migrants also undermine the 24
million other Americans and the roughly three million legal immigrants who have
joined the workforce since 2014.
This federal policy of using legal and illegal migration
to boost economic
growth for investors shifts enormous
wealth from young employees towards older investors
by flooding the
market with cheap white-collar graduates and
blue-collar foreign labor.
This cheap labor economic policy forces Americans to
compete even for low wage jobs, it widens 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 millions of marginalized Americans,
including many who are now struggling with
Read the op-ed here.
The comments are sharply critical.
Chinese hackers? Why bother? -- Congress allows Chinese gov't officials to get
jobs in US companies & R&D centers by enrolling in the OPT visa worker
program. They'll also get fast-track citizenship if Congress OKs H.R.1044 &
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the “Masters of the Universe” want more
legal immigration to the United States to further diminish the incomes of
American working and middle-class families.
an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Brooks said recent demands to
increase the number of foreign workers coming to the U.S. to compete against
American citizens for jobs is merely an effort by corporations to deplete the
earnings of Americans.
I’m not a part of the Masters of the Universe crowd who thinks we
ought to be bringing in all this foreign labor and
the reason for it is pure economics. This is the chance for Americans and lawful
immigrants who are already here who are working in the blue-collar trades, who
are working in the places where
wages are not as high they ought to be, this is their chance to prosper.
And to the extent you import a lot of foreign labor, then you are
artificially increasing the labor supply which in turn means that you’re
artificially suppressing the wages of American families who
are often hard-pressed to make ends meet So I respectfully disagree that we
need more foreign labor, to the contrary, I would like to see us reduce the foreign labor that comes into
America so that American families who are struggling to make ends meet,
particularly those of us who are earning the least amounts, would be better to take care of their own
families and less likely to be dependent on the welfare.
said Democrats support for mass legal immigration is centered on the
premise that increasing the number of foreign workers in the U.S. will decrease
Americans’ wages, thus forcing many into poverty and becoming welfare
recipients. This, Brooks said, is how Democrats create a permanent dependent
class of Democrat voters.
get me wrong, [Democrats] want to decrease the incomes of Americans so that
they’re dependent on welfare,” Brooks said.
That makes them in turn likely Democrat voters and the best way to
do that is to have a huge surge in the labor supply, particularly illegal
aliens, that will depress their wages therefore creating more Democrats who
are dependent on welfare at the same time as they bring in illegal aliens who
also under Democrat doctrine will be allowed to vote and those types of voters,
they’re also dependent on welfare. [Emphasis added]
70 percent of illegal alien households are on welfare … plus this is a bloc of
voters that seems unusually susceptible to the racial divisions that the
Democrats advance,” Brooks said. “You have to look at the big picture in all of
this, and to me, we should not be importing as much foreign labor as we are. We
should be helping the least among us earn more and importing foreign labor that
suppresses wages is not the way to do that.”
the U.S. admits more than 1.2 legal immigrants annually, with the vast majority
deriving from chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an
unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country. In 2017, the foreign-born
population reached a
record high of 44.5 million.
U.S. is on track to import about
15 million new foreign-born voters in the next two decades should current
legal immigration levels continue. Those 15 million new foreign-born
voters include about eight million who will arrive in the country through chain
migration, where newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of
foreign relatives to the country.
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Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
Zuckerberg’s Team, Koch Allies, Unite to Lobby for DACA Amnesty
Mark Zuckerberg’s Silicon Valley investors are uniting with the Koch
network’s consumer and industrial investors to demand a huge DACA amnesty
by February 15.
In a letter
to the joint House and Senate committee, which is drafting a 2019 budget
for the Department of Homeland Security, the Democrat-aligned Internet
investors and the GOP-aligned retail, real estate, and industrial investors
joining together now to endorse this approach. The time is right to act.
We urge lawmakers and the president to set aside partisan concerns and
lead on this important goal immediately.
unified blocs of investors and lobbyists, however, face a huge political hurdle
— politicians learned from the 2013 “Gang of Eight” amnesty that the vast
majority of Americans want to welcome some inflow of legal immigrants, but
really do not want to be crowded out of their careers and communities by
a flood of cheap workers and welfare-funded consumers.
amnesty is sought by the investors because it would provide them with firm
legal access to roughly three million DACA-eligible domestic consumers and
workers. Also, the amnesty would sharply reduce the president’s bargaining
power as he tries to get Democrats to reform the nation’s border laws and
to reduce the annual inflow of legal immigrants. Also, by pushing for the
amnesty, the business groups are distracting media outlets from the economic
impact of their economic policies.
Billionaire Kochs Unite Plutocrats for Amnesty, Vow Not to Back
Trump in 2020
The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ network of billionaire, donor
class organizations is uniting plutocrats, corporations, and the open borders
lobby to push an amnesty this year, all while vowing not to back President
Trump in his 2020 re-election bid.
week, the Koch network — which includes Americans for Prosperity, the
Libre Initiative, and Freedom Partners — hosted more than 630 millionaire and
billionaire donors who give hundreds of thousands to the network of
organizations every year.
Koch network at the elite winter gathering in California reiterated that they
would provide no financial backing for Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Kochs and their libertarian donors have launched campaigns over the last two yearsopposing the
president’s pro-American immigration reform agenda that seeks to reduce all
immigration to the U.S. as well as his economic nationalist platform that
includes using tariffs to protect American jobs and U.S. industry.
Additionally, Koch spokespeople at the donors’ conference
said the network has its sights set on pushing amnesty for millions of illegal
aliens this year.
effort will be a unity pact between Silicon Valley tech executives — who profit
from a never-ending flow of cheaper, foreign labor and more consumers to buy
products — as well as the open borders, billionaire George Soros-funded ACLU
and multinational corporations, according toNational Review:
Brian Hooks, chairman of the Koch Seminar Network, told
assembled attendees of the Koch network’s winter meeting on Monday that the network’s effort to unite a broad coalition to push Congress
and the White House had already begun. [Emphasis added]
just got the longest government shutdown in the history of our country, and
this issue was at the core,” Hooks said. “When you read the headlines saying
this is impossible, it’s understandable. But we see an opportunity to
bring the same approach that this network brought to criminal-justice reform,
to unite a broad-based policy coalition with groups from the ACLU to people in
Silicon Valley, to Fortune 500 companies, to members of the
religious community, and a whole lot of people in between. This isn’t wishful thinking; this is already underway.”
Koch network’s economic libertarian, anti-populist agenda of free trade, mass
legal immigration, and entitlement reform has little-to-no support among
the American electorate. The economic libertarian agenda, once fronted by former
House Speaker Paul Ryan, failed to sway voters in the
2018 midterm elections.
donor Art Pope, who heads Variety Wholesalers, said that while he
wants merit-based legal immigration, he supports expanding legal immigration
levels beyond the more than 1.5 million that are admitted to the U.S. every
year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million immigrants, 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 44.5 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.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on
Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
Immigration Group: Amnesty Is Worse than No Wall
President Donald Trump should not offer a combined “DACA-Dreamer”
amnesty to win “one-tenth of a border fence,” says William Gheen, founder of
the grassroots Americans for Legal Immigration PAC group.
“Every single amnesty bill we’ve seen for 15 years has been
filled with all sorts of restrictions and enforcement promises designed to
garner votes in Congress and give lawmakers things to cover their asses with
angry constituents,” Gheen told Breitbart News. He continued:
Each time we have found language in the bill that allows all
enforcement to be skipped or ignored or they will just pass it and ignore the
enforcement restrictions like the ’86 Amnesty. It is completely offensive and
wrong that the U.S. Senate is even considering anything like Dreamer or DACA
Amnesty considering the way the nation voted in 2016 to try to go in a
The statement was made after Trump announced his support for a
deal in which he would get $5.7 billion for border wall funding in exchange for
endorsing three-year work permit amnesties for one million people in the
DACA and Temporary Protected Status programs. The exchange is supported by
business groups who are clamoring for more imported workers to help suppress
wage raises before the 2020 election.
Trump’s deputies are planning to offer more
Democrats and business-first Republicans in exchange for a “DACA-Dreamer
“is only hearing from CEOs,” said Rosemary Jenks, policy director at
the Numbers USA group, which favors reduced migration. Trump should not give up
on his wage-raising “Hire American” policy, especially for white-collar professionals
threated by the H-1B program, she said, adding:
The people he campaigned with,
the [H-1B-] displaced workers, are just distraught. If he helps wages and
job opportunities grow for Americans, he will turn out voters in 2020. If he
helps put in place more policies that harm American workers and wages, he will
not turn out voters.
In a press statement, ALIPAC said:
ALIPAC calls on Amnesty Trump to end his “Trump Wall Pretense”
now that it is clear he’s using the issue to promote border destroying Amnesty
for illegal immigrants.
While originally supportive of a massive new wall on the
southern border, ALIPAC is dropping support for Trump’s wall efforts because he
is only building fencing and he is only seeking a small fraction of funding
needed for border structures in exchange for Amnesty for illegal immigrants
which will render any borders and defenses moot.
point forward, ALIPAC will refer to the President as Amnesty
his deceptive bait and switch promises of a border wall as “Trump’s Wall
Pretense” now that President Trump is using the wall issue to advance DACA
and Immigration Reform Amnesty for illegals.
ALIPAC also feels that Trump’s chances of reelection in 2020 are
now very low because Trump will never be able to rally and mobilize millions of
American voters, like those at ALIPAC, who responded to his campaign promises
about border security and illegal immigration.
Gheen’s ALIPAC does not have an office in Washington D.C., but
it played major roles in defeating the 2006 and 2007 would-be amnesties, and
the 2010 push to amnesty the large population of “Dreamer” young illegals. In
2014, the group also helped to kill off the 2013 “Gang of Eight” cheap
labor amnesty by helping ensure the primary defeat of GOP Majority Leader Eric
pro-American advocates are growing concerned about the pro-amnesty push among
officials in Trump’s White House. Breitbart News reported:
Co-host of the “Red Pilled America” podcast Patrick Courrielche told Breitbart News that while
amnesty would be a boon to DACA illegal aliens, it would hurt the very
Americans who supported Trump.
“Trump promised us no
amnesty,” Courrielche said. “Passing DACA amnesty knowing the devastating results
of Reagan’s amnesty on American workers and families would be an unforgivable
betrayal. I’d prefer no wall deal if it includes legalizing DACA.”
amnesty would put more U.S.-born children of illegal aliens — commonly known as
“anchor babies” — on federal welfare, as Breitbart News reported,
while American taxpayers would be left with a $26 billion bill.
Mickey Kaus is also urging Trump to preserve his
wage-raising “Hire American” policy by trading non-immigration policies to win
Another potential avenue for
shutdown-ending compromise: How about 'We stop screwing around with Obamacare'
for Wall (instead of trading the wall for an amnesty that will encourage a
surge across the border before the wall is built)?
Ann Coulter is the strongest advocate for a wall, and she argues
that Trump should anti – offer to swap support some Democratic priorities, such
as “a higher federal minimum wage, an infrastructure bill, a solar panel bill.”
Schulte’s investors want more H-1B visa workers to cut their
payroll costs, and they want more immigrant customers for their new
companies. The group’s investors include Mark Zuckerberg, the multi-billionaire
founder of Facebook.
establishment’s economic policy of using legal and illegal migration to boost
economic growth shifts enormous wealth from young people towards older people
by flooding the market
with cheap white-collar and blue-collar foreign labor.
flood of roughly one million legal immigrants — as well as visa workers and
illegal immigrants — spikes profits and Wall Street
values by shrinking salaries for 150
million blue-collar and white-collar employees and especially wages
for the four million young Americans who join the labor force each year.
labor policy widens 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 millions of marginalized Americans, including
many who are now struggling with fentanyl
also steers investment and wealth away from towns in Heartland states because coastal
investors can more easily hire and supervise the large immigrant populations who prefer to live in coastal
cities. In turn, that coastal investment flow drives up coastal real estate
prices and pushes poor U.S. Americans, including Latinos and blacks, out of prosperous cities
such as Berkeley and Oakland.
Tech Billionaires urge fast-track green
cards for 400,000 contract visa-workers - and many more later. Just guessing
here, but maybe most Americans prefer fewer visa workers for biz & higher
salaries for their families? http://bit.ly/2UpS5NT
A handful of Republican and Democrat lawmakers are continuing to tout a
plan that gives amnesty to nearly a million illegal aliens in exchange for some
amount of funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall along the
Rep. Mark Meadows
(R-NC), as well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Democrats such as Rep.
Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have signaled that they are at
least open to granting amnesty to at least 800,000 illegal aliens who are
enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if it
meant receiving a fifth of wall funding.
interview with Yahoo News, Meadows said he has had multiple
conversations with Graham about a DACA amnesty-for-wall funding deal:
“Compromise and finding common ground are not void from the
conversations that he and I have had, as well as some of the
conversations I’ve had with some of my Democratic colleagues,” Meadows said.
Freedom Caucus has previously opposed extending protections from deportation
for the children of undocumented immigrants, Meadows suggested he would be
open to a deal to preserve such concessions in exchange for wall funding.
touted an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens for months as part of a deal on
funding at least a portion of Trump’s proposed wall.
the DACA amnesty deal is supported by the billionaire donor class that delivers
campaign funds every election cycle to Republicans and Democrats who support
the country’s mass illegal and legal immigration policy of importing about 1.5
million mostly low-skilled foreign workers every year to compete against
America’s working and middle class.
News most recently reported, the billionaire Koch
brothers and their network of organizations have made passing an amnesty for
DACA illegal aliens their goal for the new year.
billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s cheap labor lobbying group FWD.us is
asking Republicans, Democrats, and the Trump administration to reach a deal
whereby DACA illegal aliens are allowed to permanently remain in the U.S.
organization, founded and funded by Silicon Valley’s tech plutocrats, has
been demanding an amnesty for DACA
illegal aliens since at least 2017.
billionaire Marc Benioff is urging the GOP Congress and President Donald
Trump to fast-track 400,000 foreign visa-workers — plus 400,000 family
members — to green cards, the U.S. job market, and the
is good for our economy,” Benioff said in a Tuesday tweet that was
applauded by Silicon Valley lobbyists. “We need to grow our workers to grow our
comment is a tautology: Expanding the population by importing more than 800,000
people would obviously grow the nation’s economy, retail sales, government
taxes, company profits, and Wall Street stock options.
Benioff’s cheap-labor importation plan would also shrink the income and careers
sought by millions of American college graduates, many of whom will vote in
2020 for or against Trump.