Tag Archives: immigration

UK, France announce new treaty over migrants, Calais

Source: CNN

“France and Britain signed a new treaty Thursday aimed at speeding up asylum applications for migrants entitled to claim refuge in the UK. The new pact, which French President Emmanuel Macron said was the first border treaty between the two countries in 15 years, will cover unaccompanied children and will reduce the processing times for cases from six months to one month for adults, and from six months to 25 days for minors. Ahead of the meeting, Macron indicated France would not tolerate another camp being built in Calais, saying the port town will not be used as a ‘side door’ for migrants to gain access to the UK.” (01/18/18)


Report: ICE gang plans major mass abduction caper in San Francisco area to strike against federalism

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to [abduct] more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that [unconstitutional federal] immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation. Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday on plans for the operation. … The source who spoke to The Chronicle said the plan calls for [gang members] to be flown in from other parts of the country to help carry out the operation. The sweep could span more than one day and will include [beatdowns, abductions and extortion activities at] work sites suspected of illegally [sic] employing undocumented immigrants, the source said.” [editor’s note: Put a few of the ICE gang-bangers down like rabid dogs and haul the rest off to jail (general population). That would give the survivors and their co-conspirators elsewhere a strong incentive to give up the thug life and get real jobs – TLK] (01/16/18)


Trump regime to appeal court’s DACA ruling

Source: The Hill

“The Department of Justice is appealing a federal district court judge’s decision to block the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The department said it filed a notice of its appeal to the 9th Circuit Court and intends later this week to ask the Supreme Court to rule on the merits of the case so the issue can be ‘resolved quickly and fairly for all the parties involved.’ The Trump administration filed its appeal a week after a federal district court judge in San Francisco said the Obama-era program must remain in place and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must continue to accept renewal applications from immigrants currently in the program.” (01/16/18)


MI: ICE thugs abduct, deport father of two

Source: Allentown Morning Call

“With two immigration agents hovering nearby, Jorge Garcia pulled his family close for one final hug by security gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. His wife and 15-year-old daughter sobbed in his arms. His 12-year-old son stood stoically. Garcia was silent. Soon after, the 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Michigan, boarded a plane bound for Mexico, deported to his home country on Monday after three decades of living, working and raising a family in the United States. Garcia was brought to the country with an undocumented relative when he was 10 years old, according to the Detroit Free Press. He had been facing a removal order from immigration courts since 2009, but his deportation was stayed during the Obama administration as his family looked for ways to get him legal status. Under President Donald Trump, that was no longer an option.” (01/16/18)


Nativists don’t know the future

Source: Indepdendent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“Many anti-immigrationists display a remarkable confidence in their ability to forecast how immigrants will act for many years into the future. So, for example, the nativists often allege that if, say, Mexicans are permitted to enter the USA, they will sooner or later vote for governmental measures to plunder the current residents and redistribute the loot to themselves. What gives the nativists such powers of divining the future, especially when they have no special knowledge of social science or ethnic history to work with? It might be worthwhile for people to consider how the ‘experts’ have fared over the past couple of centuries in making such forecasts. The main conclusion one would be compelled to reach from such a consideration is that the experts have an almost perfect record of poor forecasts, indeed of many forecasts that were the opposite of what actually came about in the fullness of time.” (01/15/18)


No, immigrants aren’t stealing our jobs

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by T Norman Van Cott

“The continuing controversy over immigration, legal and illegal, smothers long-standing flattering descriptions of the United States as a ‘nation of immigrants.’ Ditto for ‘melting pot’ and e pluribus unum (‘out of many, one’). I enjoy asking people opposed to immigration when it was that immigrants began to undermine the US economy. Answers laced with smugness about immigrants ‘stealing our jobs’ and racial or ethnic animus are common. Amusing to me was a relative who said that immigrants ‘went bad after our people arrived.’ … So what is it about immigration? Why the outcry? Why does a nation of immigrants react so vehemently to whoever is the immigrant target group of the day/month/year? Working immigrants, legal or illegal, put into play two opposing forces on living standards of resident Americans.” (01/15/18)


The racism and s***hole circus misses the point

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Amidst all the furor over whether Donald Trump is a racist and whether he did in fact describe Haiti and African countries as ‘s***holes,’ the real point is one that hardly anyone wants to face, including Trump’s critics who continue to support immigration controls on Haiti and Africa to ensure that not too many of their citizens come to the United States. The real point is this: The ongoing, decades-long U.S. immigration crisis, chaos, and controversy are rooted in immigration controls. As long as immigration controls remain in place, so will the crisis, chaos, and controversy.” (01/15/18)


Trump: DACA “probably dead;” team backs “strong stance,” blames Democrats

Source: Fox News

“President Trump on Sunday argued again that Democrats and their demands (not him or fellow Republicans in Congress) have throttled negotiations to provide permanent legal protection for young illegal immigrants and made clear that any such deal also must end the United States’ lottery-immigration program. ‘DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military,’ said Trump, in one of several tweets on the issue of immigration reform and on the related Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The president and Congress are attempting to reach a deal on comprehensive immigration reform as part of a federal spending bill that Congress must pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.” [editor’s note: This nonsense about taking “desperately needed money away from our military” aside, he may have a point; the Dems have shown no more willingness to deal with real “progress” than the GOP has – SAT][additional editor’s note: DACA is an executive order clearly coming under the president’s constitutional power of reprieve; if it’s dead it’s because, and only because, Trump wants it dead – TLK] (01/14/18)


In defense of immigration from “sh*thole countries”

Source: Garrison Center @ Steemit
by Thomas L. Knapp

“‘Why are we having all these people from shi*hole countries come here?’ US president Donald Trump allegedly asked during an Oval Office meeting, further musing that the US should try to strike a new balance with fewer immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean and more from, say, Norway. Well, of course, he shouldn’t have put it THAT way, if he did (he denies it). Between the language and the demographics in his supposed example, he’s handed his opponents the opportunity for a doubly delicious round of public moral preening — look how vulgar, and how racist, Donald Trump is! Maybe they’re right. But they’re missing much bigger points. Whatever his phraseology, and regardless of any racial differences between the populations of the countries he chooses as examples, he got the whole matter backward in two important ways.” (01/13/18)


Squalor and immigration

Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“The President’s recent remarks on immigration were widely characterized as offensive. The problem was not so much how he characterized Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa (although that was hardly diplomatic), but rather the implication that immigrants from those places share the bad qualities of their homeland. So I decided to a take a look at some data on average family income by ethnicity. Haitian Americans average $47,541, which is below the national average, but well above the average for African Americans ($40,931) and Mexican Americans ($38,000). Immigrants from countries such as Somalia tend to be quite poor, reflecting their status as refugees. On the other hand, immigrants from Nigeria and Ghana are near the middle of the pack, as their educational levels are very good …. Immigrants who came from Norway earn $67,403, which is somewhat more than West African immigrants. But keep in mind they’ve been here much longer, on average. Interestingly, Vietnamese immigrants earn slightly more, despite being here a much short time, and coming from a very poor country.” (01/13/18)