Wednesday, January 15, 2020



Lizbeth Mateo (Facebook)

Deep State Saboteurs In EOIR Immigration “Courts” Can't Even Keep Out Illegal Alien LAWYERS
The Deep State is real, especially with regards to illegal aliens and immigration law enforcement. While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with the investigation and arrest of illegal aliens, other Federal agencies have a role. One of the roles of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is the criminal prosecution of illegal aliens and the defense of actions by DHS in the enforcement of immigration laws.
The other responsibility of the DOJ in immigration enforcement is the administration of the so-called immigration courts, really the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
The EOIR provides administrative hearings for certain classes of aliens in removal proceedings or other administrative action, such as recission of legal permanent residency or fraudulently obtained citizenship documents. DOJ employees, including EOIR employees, take an oath of office to see that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed. Among the responsibilities of a Federal employee, including an employee of the EOIR is to report Federal crimes that come to their attention.
But many in the bureaucracy think themselves above the law, mostly because of Orange Man Bad; they are the Resistance, the Deep State, the saboteurs. And in immigration law administration at the EOIR they think they are real Federal judges, rather than administrative employees like any other Federal employee. And these Deep State saboteurs are quite open for their contempt for President Trump and his immigration enforcement policy, so contemptuous that they are openly working with an illegal alien in their courts.
This is not an illegal alien brought before the court, but an illegal who represents other illegal aliens as an attorney. Now, no one can serve as an attorney or be a member of the State Bar if they are an ongoing crimina (it is an ethical violation) nor are they eligible to represent an alien before the EOIR, as their status is inherently in conflict with the very laws at issue.
But that is all fine with the EOIR office in Los Angeles, they routinely allow an illegal alien into their courts, also a violation of law, as no one may enter Federal property without legal identification, and this illegal alien, Lizbeth Mateo, does not have valid identification under the Real ID Act, which is required to enter a Federal facility.
On Friday morning, attorney Lizbeth Mateo went to immigration court in downtown Los Angeles to represent a client with whom she has something in common.
She’s undocumented, too.
Mateo wore a navy blue suit, carried a binder stuffed with court records and announced herself to the immigration judge conducting a hearing. She has no more protection from arrest and deportation than any of her clients, but that’s not something she thinks about on the job…
Mateo says her own status does not come up in court, and she’s never sure whether judges or other lawyers know that the polished, savvy 34-year-old woman advocating on behalf of her clients does not have legal status herself.
“I’m a walking contradiction,” Mateo had told me a day earlier in her Wilmington law office.
Now, the idea that the court employees do not know about her status is a lie. She would have to reveal that status to represent clients in immigration court as that would be a material fact. And she has long been a public illegal alien, so most likely, everyone knows.
In 2013, Mateo and eight other activists — they were known as the Dream 9 — made headlines by traveling south of the border and then coming back north to protest immigration policy and 9 million deportations during the Obama administration.
Some immigration reform activists cheered, while others feared the tactic could sabotage the chances of reform. Mateo and the others were arrested and Mateo was locked up for two weeks before being released back into the U.S.
Another question is what is up with her status? She has been arrested when she re-entered, is she in removal proceedings? Is she a fugitive from removal? Was she paroled and has the parole lapsed? Is she still in parole status, if so, why? Is ICE SVU just ignoring her? Has she won the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty from ICE SVU?
But more importantly, she physically cannot enter a Federal building or office without identification under the REAL ID Act. At every EOIR office there are guards there, either Federal Protective Service (FPS) Officers or contract guards that are required to check identification. While illegal alien defendants do not need that identification, all others do, including counsel for illegal alien defendants.
Here we have the FPS not doing their job, or, more likely, the Chief Immigration Judge has ordered guards to allow Mateo entry. I think this is most likely.
But in any event, why is Rodin Rooyani, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR, Los Angeles, after this very public and voluntary outing of Mateo as an illegal alien, allowing Mateo to appear in court and not ordered her arrest?
You can reach Rooyani here:
606 S. Olive Street, 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 894-2811
You can also report misconduct by the FPS security staff for allowing an illegal alien without proper REAL ID compliant identification into a Federal facility here:
Regional Director
Pacific Rim Region IX
450 Golden Gate Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94102
You can also report Mateo to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement here:
(866) 347-2423
SAC Los Angeles
300 N. Los Angeles Street, Room 6075
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Phone: (213) 830-5599
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations
Los Angeles Field Office
300 North Los Angeles St. Room 7631
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Phone: (213) 830-7911

You can report Rooyani here to the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) for aiding an illegal alien.
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
Los Angeles Field Office
330 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1000
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: (818) 863-1901
Fax: (818) 863-1919

Let us see what the EOIR, FPS, DOJ OIG, and ICE do about this illegal alien. This is blatant insubordination and typical Deep State defiance of the President. Please, Stephen Miller, do something! Please, Ken The Knife, do something!

Lizbeth Mateo (Facebook)

California Appoints Illegal Alien to State Office

California has its first illegal alien in state office, after Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) appointed Lizbeth Mateo to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee.

Mateo, an attorney, was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. illegally at the age of 14 with her parents, who are also illegal aliens, according to the Sacramento Bee.

In #lawschool I often wondered if I was fit to b in #lawjournal, #mootcourt bc not many ppl w/ my same background did. I always went for it bc even if I felt inadequate I thought I could add something of value. I hope to do the same w/ @StudentAidCommission. #undocumentedunafraid 

Thank you Sen. @kdeleon for appointing me to the CalSOAP Advisory Committee. I look forward to working w/ the rest of the committee & the Student Aid Commission in such important task - increase the accessibility of postsecondary education opportunities for low-income students.
She complained that illegal aliens are not adequately represented in state government, and described her appointment as a step towards correcting that alleged injustice.
“While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made,” Mateo said, as quoted by Fox News.
De León, who is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), described Mateo as: “a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country,” according to Fox News.
Mateo, however, seems somewhat confused about which country she prefers.
In a Facebook post in 2016, apparently celebrating her graduation from Santa Clara University School of Law, Mateo declared, in Spanish: “[E]verything is dedicated to Oaxaca, Mexico!! to that land that I miss so much.”
Lizbeth Mateo FB (Facebook)
Lizbeth Mateo (Facebook)
While she is the first illegal alien to hold a state office, she is not the first elevated to public office in California. In 2015, the city council of Huntington Park, California, appointed two illegal aliens to city commissions, sparking a public backlash.
De León and other state officials are stoking an ongoing confrontation with the federal government over federal immigration laws.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named to Forward’s 50 “most influential” Jews in 2017. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Lizbeth Mateo (Facebook)

New York, California Moving to Permit Illegal Aliens to Practice Law?

Dan Cadman
 By Dan Cadman | July 21, 2017 | 11:52 AM EDT
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., delivers remarks following President Barack Obama's statement announcing Holder's departure, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014. Attorney General Holder will remain at the Department of Justice until his post is filled. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Sapna Rampersaud has written an article for National Review Online's The Corner titled "Illegal Immigrants Can Now Defend the Laws They Break,"detailing how the states of New York and California have moved to permit illegal aliens to practice law. This is the kind of thing one might expect to see as a headline on the satirical website The Onion, but, sadly, it's true.
Actually, they've been headed that way for some time. John Feere, previously a legal policy analyst here at the Center, wrote about California's efforts clear back in January of 2014, and commented on the back flips achieved by the California Supreme Court in deciding that permitting illegal aliens to practice law was copacetic:
“[N]ew lawyers must take an oath to ‘support the Constitution of the United States" and must also pass an ethics exam. The California Supreme Court explained in its holding that it "assumes’ that a licensed illegal alien ‘will make all necessary inquiries and take appropriate steps to comply with applicable legal restrictions.’ The Committee of Bar Examiners explained that ‘there is no reason to believe’ Garcia [the illegal alien applicant seeking approval to practice law] ‘cannot take the oath and faithfully uphold his duties as an attorney.’
“It is unclear why the court and the bar examiners would assume such things. Illegal immigrants regularly fail to comply with a whole host of laws. Within Garcia's own circle of family and friends one can identify a variety of potential legal violations, if media reports are accurate.
“Garcia admits to working a number of jobs prior to law school, and depending on how he obtained the work, he may be liable under False Personation of a U.S. Citizen (18 U.S.C. § 911), Fraud and False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001), and Social Security Fraud (42 U.S.C. § 408), just to name a few examples. We estimate that nearly half of working illegal aliens have filled out I-9 Forms and are likely in violation of these statutes. If the Obama administration decided to enforce federal immigration law, Garcia could potentially face many years in jail and significant fines. It is important to remember that these crimes often create real victims.”
In addition to Feere's very cogent observations, I'm also wondering how, exactly, an attorney who is illegally in the United States can be deemed an "officer of the court." Aren't the two things, when put together, inherently oxymoronic? An alien who has no lawful status must inevitably engage in deception and subterfuge in order to remain in the United States without being apprehended. That doesn't sound like the kind of upright behavior required of officers of the court.
Moving back to the article on The Corner, Rampersaud has her own version of the "Mr. Garcia" described above:
“One such lawyer is Lizbeth Mateo. Born in Mexico, Mateo and her family illegally crossed the border when she was 14 and have been residing in California ever since. In 2013, Mateo returned to Mexico knowing she had no legal visa to come back and, as part of what became known as the Bring Them Home Campaign, returned to the U.S. border with eight other children and demanded unauthorized reentry into the U.S. — which she was granted. Having graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law and working jobs that required the use of a stolen Social Security number, Mateo now spends her time as an immigration lawyer ‘preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country’ — all while flaunting her own undocumented status.”
As Rampersaud goes on to remark:
“This example illustrates the extent to which certain states both accept and encourage illegal immigration. Mateo is praised for being a ‘leader’ and a ‘bold advocate’ but should instead be described as what she is: a lawbreaker. Mateo has taken an oath of office to uphold the Constitution, but breaks federal law every day. Square that circle.”
She's right. You can't square that circle. But one thing I can say for certain is this: It takes more than just a state license to practice immigration law because, of course, immigration laws are federal in nature. Attorneys who wish to represent aliens before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Justice Department division that handles the immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals, must register with and be approved by the EOIR director.
While I don't see any particular prohibition of illegal aliens in the provision of the federal regulations governing such registration, at 8 CFR Section 1292.1, it would defy logic and make a mockery of the immigration courts for the director to approve such an application for registration.
There is also the issue of fairness to the illegal alien being represented by another illegal alien: What happens if his lawyer is arrested before his hearing is completed, thus leaving him high and dry? For EOIR to permit such a situation to occur would be tantamount to malfeasance. On the other hand, it defies logic that certain states have already taken that step-too-far, and that, too, seems to me to smack of malfeasance.
Maybe it's time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions steps in to require his new EOIR director to amend the regulation and make the prohibition against illegal alien lawyers representing other illegal aliens in the immigration courts crystal clear.
Meantime, if an illegal alien attorney shows up in court to represent an alien respondent in removal proceedings, perhaps the presiding immigration judge will have the good sense to summon immigration agents to arrest the attorney and place him or her into proceedings as well. After all, they're fair game. Being a lawyer shouldn't intrinsically place anyone above the law, should it?
Dan Cadman is a retired INS / ICE official with thirty years of government experience. Mr. Cadman served as a senior supervisor and manager at headquarters, as well as at field offices both domestically and abroad.
Editor's Note: This piece was originally published by the Center for Immigration Studies.


And the effects of said demographic headstand have touched every corner of American life:  

  • Color by numbers in her classrooms, where nonwhites now account for the majority of the nation’s K-12 students in public schools
  • 600 million dollars per day spent on illegal immigration
  • America’s shrinking working class, no thanks to legal visa programs
  • Student visa recipients who overstay their welcome and compete with college-educated Americans for work
  • Rape, murder, and robbery at per capita rates double to quadruple that of whites
  • Welfare dependency 
  • Demographically disproportionate love for the Democrats, alone.

Tucker Carlson Criticizes Joe Biden’s Ill-Considered Immigration Generosity

Sometimes it seems extreme to accuse the left of supporting crazy Open Borders. But then some major figure will put his foot right in it, as candidate Joe Biden did recently when he said he would import two million poor foreigners immediately if elected — because America is a sanctuary or something.
Old Joe wants to give something away that doesn’t belong to him — residence in the United States — and the American people’s choice of Donald Trump as president in 2016 shows how many are sick of being the world’s welfare office.
Plus, the world has changed enormously in recent decades. There are billions of poor people in the Third World who would benefit from access to the goodies in America or Europe, but the number of needy people is prohibitive.
What’s also changed is the ease of getting here — from cheapie flights to leftist-organized caravans from Central America to invade this country.
The best thing for all concerned would be to end the immigration rescue mission entirely, because even saving millions as candidate Biden desires would only be a drop in the bucket and would further damage America with still more poor foreigners. It would be better to promote microlending and similar programs that help foreigners stay home and fix their own homelands.
Because they can’t all come here.
Tucker Carlson was unimpressed with Joe Biden’s generosity, as well as the continuing anarchy on the border.
TUCKER CARLSON: Here in Washington our leaders spent the week focused on the Middle East, on Iran, but out there in the rest of the country there are plenty of more pressing tangible concerns. For example, many of our cities are starting to fail. Infrastructure is aging, both crime and the cost of living are surging, and left-wing prosecutors have stopped enforcing the law. We will have more on all of that in Part Four of our America Dystopia series in just a moment.
But for the leading presidential candidate, candidate Joe Biden of Delaware, none of these problems matches what he believes is the greatest crisis at all: America isn’t importing enough desperately poor people. That’s his position.
In a tweet on January 5th, Biden lashed out at the president for immigration policy, quote: “Our Statue of Liberty invites in the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. But Donald Trump has slammed the door in the face of families fleeing persecution and violence.” End quote.
What a moralizer, that Joe Biden. Then just a few months ago, Biden vowed if he becomes president, he will admit two million poor immigrants overnight, and then increase that number from there. Watch.
JOE BIDEN: We can afford to take in a heartbeat another two million people. The idea that a country of 330 million people cannot absorb people who are in desperate need and who are justifiably fleeing oppression is absolutely bizarre. Absolutely bizarre. I would also move to increase the total number of immigrants able to come to the United States.
CARLSON: How many of those immigrants will be staying at Joe Biden’s house, at Joe Biden’s expense? Hmm, zero, of course.
Biden’s view is our chief mission as a nation is to admit as many poor people as we possibly can. The less impressive their country of origin, the less they are able to contribute to this country, the more we want them. You are rich, they are poor, therefore you must give them money, the right to vote, a permanent home. And once have you done that, repeat.
Biden claims that’s our moral duty, that Donald Trump and anyone else who shirks that duty is a racist.
But, is Trump shirking that duty? Is the basic claim even true? It’s worth assessing — there’s so much lying.
So once again we go to the numbers. Here’s what they are. From October 2018 to September of 2019, the Border Patrol apprehended 977,000 people at the US-Mexico border. That’s the highest total in more than a decade and more than the previous two years combined.
Now, keep in mind, that’s just people being caught at the southern border. many more getting through without getting caught of course. And then there are the tens or hundreds of thousands of others who enter legally but then overstay visas.
These illegal immigrants tethering themselves here with millions of anchor babies. That’s not a talking point, that’s a fact.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, for example, 372,000 children of illegal aliens were born in this country just last year. Every one of them is now an American citizen, and their parents are benefiting from a whole suite of benefits — food stamps, medicaid, other programs.
Of course they won’t be deported now. Wonder how we got 22 million illegal immigrants? That’s how.
So, by any actual measure, by the data, illegal immigration is worse than it has been in a long time. But for Joe Biden, it’s still not enough — 22 million illegals? Why not thirty million or fifty million? And every one of them gets free healthcare paid for by you. That’s his promise.
Is your country really so spectacularly rich that we can afford this? And, of course you know the answer. We are not a rich country. We are more than $20 trillion in debt. Our middle class is dying, in part because immigrants willing to work for less have driven down wages.
It doesn’t make the immigrants bad. They are coming from incredibly poor places with totally different standards of living. It’s economic fact when you flood the labor pool with people willing to work for less, wages go down, and that’s been going on for decades.
Not surprisingly, America’s most immigrant-heavy state, California, is also the most impoverished. Many people born in California can’t leave quickly enough — ask Idaho and Texas.
But Joe Biden says we need more. According to Biden, our country is a sanctuary, must be a sanctuary for those fleeing violence. But because Joe Biden knows nothing, he is not aware that some of America’s cities are deadlier than the places those people are fleeing from.
For example, El Salvador. One-third of all living Salvadorans live in this country now. But here are the numbers. Salvador has 50 murders per 100,000 people. Last year Baltimore — not a country, the city in Maryland — Baltimore had 51 per 100,000. In other words, it’s more dangerous than El Salvador.
Baltimore clearly hasn’t benefited at all from America’s policy of unlimited immigration. None of this matters because for people like Joe Biden and the rest of this country’s ruling class, helping American citizens, stopping being the point a long time ago. The point is getting re-elected and feeling virtuous.
MAYOR LIBBY SCHAAF: It is a continued perpetuation of a racist lie that immigrants are not valued members of our society. We in Oakland know better. We in Oakland have a community that welcomes and honors all people, no matter where they came from or how they got here.
CARLSON: Oh, she is an incredibly good person, unlike you, racist. Thanks to Libby Schaaf’s efforts, several wanted criminals eluded ICE’s grasp and Oakland became a top haven for illegal immigrants running from the law.
One of those immigrants has now taken a life. According to police, Madisyn Alandra Suzanne White-Carroll, was murdered by Roberto Martinez in a road rage incident last month. By the time police had identified Martinez as the killer, he had already fled the country.

Faith Goldy Video: Immigration Moratorium Redux!
No sane person is holding their breath for the resurgence of flapper skirts or a Harlem Renaissance redux now that the globe’s hit the Roaring 20s 2.0, but there is one movement from America’s 1920s that her 2020s would do well to imitate: An immigration moratorium. Despite what the ‘diversity is our strength’ Democrats and the ‘send us your cartels’ Statue of Liberty might say, America actually has a long history of restricting immigration—and that history proves moratoriums work! 
Take, for instance, the Immigration Act of 1924: America’s most restrictive immigration policy, which limited America’s overall number of immigrants and established quotas based on nationality.  Among other things, the 1924 Act sharply reduced immigrants from “undesirable” regions like Africa while completely restricting immigrants from Asia, with a few exceptions.
Congressional leaders at the time were concerned about the large influx of workers willing to do jobs on the cheap. However, the Act also made more visas available to people from places like Britain and Western Europe. The perception (and reality) was that the US had been settled primarily by Western European stock. Fast-forward to the 1920’s and nearly one-third of the American population consisted of immigrants. Meantime, the birth rate among immigrants suggested that their proportion of the population would only continue to rise. (Hmm… Undercutting homegrown wages while outbreeding America’s parent culture… Sound familiar?)
The generation that immediately followed the Immigration Act—the 1940s and 50s—were met with only very minor immigration policy changes, and it was during this period that America's Golden Age took place. 
But then, in 1965—without a single ballot being cast on the issue—an utterly transformative policy befell the American people. Under pressure in part from the civil rights movement, Congress passed the Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the Hart-Celler Act. The Act eliminated the quota system based on nationality and instead prioritized immigrants who already had family members in the US, while also offering protection for so-called refugees. Instead of sourcing immigrants from Europe, most immigrants to the US by the end of the 20th century originated from Latin America, Asia, and Africa—and in far greater numbers. 
Despite assurances by Hart-Celler advocates that the bill would add little to the immigrant stream, more than seven million newcomers entered the country legally during the 1980s alone, while that trend has only increased up until today. Meanwhile, illegal immigration began its decades-long surge, as culturally cancerous policies like: DACA, amnesty, dirt-right citizenship, tech overclass visas with pathways to Green Cards, and the diversity lottery, not to mention the lack of a substantial Southern Border Wall have only served to hasten America’s demographic headstand. 
And the effects of said demographic headstand have touched every corner of American life:  
  • Color by numbers in her classrooms, where nonwhites now account for the majority of the nation’s K-12 students in public schools
  • 600 million dollars per day spent on illegal immigration
  • America’s shrinking working class, no thanks to legal visa programs
  • Student visa recipients who overstay their welcome and compete with college-educated Americans for work
  • Rape, murder, and robbery at per capita rates double to quadruple that of whites
  • Welfare dependency 
  • Demographically disproportionate love for the Democrats, alone.
This, as non-Hispanic white Americans are forecasted to become a minority in America come 2050. Thus, should current trends continue, Republicans will never be able to win a presidential election ever again—thanks to legal (not just illegal) immigration! 
Why are Republicans afraid to discuss this? Are they expected to just commit suicide?   
And don’t kid yourself: Trump’s Immigration Plan will only delay America’s demographic tailspin by a maximum of 5 years. Which is precisely why only an immigration moratorium will yield meaningful results in the ongoing rapid reshaping of America’s character and culture. And while Trump has breathed life into the cause of immigration skepticism in Washington, it’s unlikely that he’s going to be the guy to propose and push for a moratorium. 
Luckily, a new generation of insurgent Republican Congressional candidates understand desperate times call for desperate measures. Take Jarome Bell, of Virginia’s second congressional district, who’s calling for a complete moratorium on all immigration—including the legal variety! Or Peter D’Abrosca whose short campaign achieved tremendous success, taking his message of zero net immigration on to Fox News primetime, before North Carolina’s State Board egregiously had his name removed from the ballot.  And then there’s Joshua Foxworth, running in Texas’s 14th Congressional District. Foxworth wants to end Guest Worker visa programs, build the wall, eliminate the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, and told that he, too, backs an immigration moratorium.
These pro-moratorium Congressional candidates aren’t racists or radicals. They’re patriots, taking cues from their ancestors. Americans throughout history have understood demographics is destiny and have taken muscular policy action to secure their future. President Trump didn’t bring immigration skepticism to America, he just reminded folks of a conversation they’d already been having for over a century—before the political class told us it was forbidden. 

Faith Goldy [Email her | Tweet her] is a Christian Canadian Nationalist independent commentator and investigative journalist. Goldy hosts ‘The National Question’ on VDARE TV.   Goldy's media career has included work with: Toronto Sun, Sun News Network, National Post, Rebel News, The Blaze, Laura Ingraham Radio Show, Chorus Radio’s AM 640, Bell Media’s Newstalk 1010, Vision TV, Zoomer Radio, and The Catholic Register. Goldy's videos are featured regularly on her YouTube channel and right here at



Democrat Attorneys General Demand Fast-Track Work Permits for Illegals and Migrants

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses settlements reached with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Bacerra's office urged a state appeals court Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 to refrain from ordering it to …
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Twenty-one top Democrat state officials are trying to block a White House reform that would protect Americans’ jobs and wages from hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants and economic migrants who try to get U.S. jobs.
“That’s bad for immigrants,” said a tweet from New Jersey’s Democrat attorney general, Gurbir Grewal. Agency officials “want to delay & deny work permits for asylum seekers.”
“This proposal is cruel and legally questionable at best,” said California’s Democrat attorney general, Xavier Becerra. Migrants “who do not enter the country through a port of entry or have resided in the United States for more than a year would now be summarily denied access to a work permit,” he said.
The draft proposal would end the long-standing agency practice of quickly giving one-year work permits to migrants who ask for asylum, and also illegal immigrants who ask for green cards. For example, it would withhold work permits from Central American asylum seekers for more than a year after they present themselves at a U.S. border post, and it would end the policy of providing temporary work permits to long-term illegals. The rule would also deny work permits to migrants who apply for asylum after sneaking into the United States.
The lax work permit policies were pushed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The policies have provided millions of work permits to migrants. That huge supply of imported labor boosts investors and companies by undercutting blue-collar and white-collar wages, and it encourages more illegal migration.
The scale of this work permit economy is sketched by the Department of Homeland Security. A January 14 chart shows that at least 1,726,688 got work permits in 2019, alongside the roughly four million Americans who turned 18 during the year.
The federal government “estimates that 305,000 asylum seekers will be affected by the Proposed Rule in the first year alone, with just under 300,000 affected in subsequent years,” according to the complaint by the 21 attorneys general.
“This important new regulatory initiative has had far less media coverage than it merits,” said Dale Wilcox, general counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI).
“The new regulation is complex but cohesive in its three-part strategy to deter aliens from filing fraudulent or otherwise defective asylum claims,” said a January 14 statement from the IRLI:
Aliens who illegally cross the border instead of applying for asylum at a port of entry will be ineligible to work until they are actually granted asylum. All applicants must appear at USCIS offices to provide fingerprints, photos, and other biodata before becoming eligible to apply for work permission. IRLI agrees with the government that this will greatly improve screening for ineligible criminal aliens, a major problem in this area.
Longstanding federal statutes bar asylum applications filed more than a year after arrival, and sanction applications that are “frivolous.” The new reforms restrict or eliminate more than a dozen loopholes in the regulations implementing these statutes. These loopholes have been used by immigration lawyers and anti-borders activists to make incomplete and often dishonest applications, many thousands of which are received eight or even ten years after the aliens first illegally crossed our borders.
“The [courtroom] backlogs in adjudicating all these [asylum] claims result in almost automatic employment authorization, which depresses the wages of American workers and is a magnet for further illegal entry,” said the IRLI statement. “We applaud the administration for taking this important step to protect American workers and gain control of the border.”
A Rasmussen survey shows likely voters by 2:1 want Congress to make companies hire & train US grads & workers instead of importing more foreign workers.
The survey also shows this $/class-based view co-exists w/ much sympathy for illegal migrants. 

The Democrat attorneys general submitted their objections during the comment period on draft regulations.
The regulation contradicts the pro-migration “Nation of Immigrants” narrative, say the Democrats:
We, the undersigned Attorneys General of New Jersey, California, the District of Columbia, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (“The States”), write …
An animating value of the United States is embodied in the now-famous lines inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” The United States has committed itself to providing asylum seekers a haven from persecution, regardless of whether they are rich or poor. Indeed, in establishing the framework for today’s asylum system in the Refugee Act of 1980, Congress made clear it was codifying “one of the oldest themes in America’s history—welcoming homeless refugees to our shores.”
The regulation will deter further migration into U.S. jobs, disadvantaging employers and state governments, the Democrats complain:
By barring many applicants from EADs completely and indefinitely delaying others’ EADs, the Proposed Rule imposes economic hurdles that will harm both asylum seekers and States and serve as a deterrent to seeking asylum in the first instance. Limiting EAD access will push asylum seekers into the underground economy, impede their ability to take care of themselves and their families, and harm their health and wellbeing. The States, too, will feel these consequences. The States, for their part, welcome thousands of asylum seekers each year who contribute greatly to their communities and economies.1 The Proposed Rule will lower tax and spending revenue in the States and harm businesses within the States that will have to find replacements and alternative labor. It will also increase reliance on state-funded programs, and hinder the States’ ability to enforce their own labor and civil rights laws.
The Proposed Rule will make it much more difficult, if not impossible, for many to legally work, costing the States millions of dollars in lost tax revenue and diminished economic growth. Second, the resulting delays and denials of work authorization will lead to increased healthcare costs shouldered by the States. Third, the Proposed Rule will burden the States’ other social service providers, including state funded non-profit service providers. Fourth, and finally, the Proposed Rule will make it more difficult for the States to enforce their own laws, particularly those designed to protect workers from unfair and abusive conditions of employment.
Although unauthorized workers pay taxes, tax revenue increases when immigrants can legally work, and the States could stand to lose substantial revenue if the Proposed Rule is implemented. Currently, undocumented immigrants residing in the States pay approximately $7.4 billion in state and local taxes annually. This would increase by approximately $1.4 billion if undocumented immigrants were given legal status.
The Democrats complain the regulation will make it difficult for migrants to hire the lawyers needed to win asylum:
Under the Department’s restrictive approach to work authorization, fewer asylum seekers will have the resources to hire legal counsel to navigate them through the complex and evolving immigration bureaucracy.4 That matters a great deal. In 2017, 90 percent of those without legal representation were denied asylum in immigration court while only 54 percent of those with legal representation were denied.
The regulation will impact many migrants, the state attorneys general write:
USCIS asylum offices within the States are considering 40 percent of the 327,984 pending affirmative asylum applications. Based on calculations involving the most recent available data, these offices receive an average of approximately 45,615 asylum applications per year. The States also hosted over 10,000 or 80 percent of the 13,248 total immigration court grants of asylum in 2018.
The rule will hurt the businesses that earn revenues from illegal migrants, they say:
The Proposed Rule will also significantly reduce the spending power of asylum seekers, thereby weakening the economies of the States. Curtailing work authorization for asylum seekers or cutting others off from EADs prematurely will result in lost wages and money that does not flow to the States’ businesses and economies. The New American Economy estimates that immigrants exercise billions in spending power each year, totaling over $724.8 billion in the States. Indeed, the Department itself recognizes that up to $4.4 billion could be lost in wages.
Businesses will have to hire Americans instead of migrants and illegals, the attorneys general complain:
By the Department’s own admission, businesses will not only lose potential labor, but also will likely have to find replacement labor because the Proposed Rule cuts short asylum seekers’ ability to continue working, even if their asylum cases are ongoing in federal court. Although the Department asserts that businesses potentially could find other labor to substitute for the jobs that asylum applicants currently hold, its own analysis belies that premise. The Department acknowledges that with the unemployment rate at a “50-year low [. . .] it could be possible that employers may face difficulties finding reasonable labor substitutes.”
Migrants — including illegals — provide a large part of the labor force hired by employers in many states, they say:
While the Department makes no inquiry into the “wages, occupations, industries, or businesses that may employ such workers,” there is substantial data that several sectors of the States’ economies disproportionately employ immigrants and are likely to face costs while trying to find labor substitutes. In New Jersey, for example, service providers report that many asylum seekers are employed as home health aides, engineers, dental assistants, construction workers, and in farming and agriculture. Immigrants fill over two-thirds of the jobs in California’s agricultural and related sectors, almost half of those in manufacturing, 43 percent of construction jobs, and 41 percent of those in computer and sciences. Likewise, approximately 43 percent of employed undocumented workers in Illinois are employed in the food services and manufacturing industries. In New York, immigrants account for 71.4 percent of taxi drivers and chauffeurs; 68.3 percent of workers in private households, including maids, housekeepers, and nannies; 57.9 percent of those working as chefs and head cooks; 57.3 percent of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides; and 44.7 percent of the state’s workers in traveler accommodation.