January 17, 2018

Hanson: What the ‘Dreamer’ fight is really about

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L.A. Times
January 14, 2018

OP-ED

What the ‘Dreamer’ fight is really about

The loud fight over what will happen to America’s “Dreamers” isn’t what it seems. For both sides, it’s a fig leaf used to mask their true intentions.

In his first term, Barack Obama admitted that he had no constitutional authority (“I’m president, I’m not king”) to grant amnesties. Yet during his campaign for reelection in 2012 he created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which conferred a temporary reprieve from deportation to young people brought to this country as minors.

Now Democrats are demanding the preservation and institutionalization of the DACA program. One day soon, they will likely demand its expansion. They do not control either house of Congress or the presidency. They do not enjoy a majority of state legislatures and governorships. To get their way, they are counting on either favorable public opinion or threats to shut down the government.

Democrats are so focused on the 800,000 Dreamers — less than 10% of the undocumented population — because they’re politically photogenic and for now seen as the easiest group to exempt from efforts to control illegal immigration. In blanket fashion, the media consistently report that they are model youth, fulfilling their proverbial “dreams” of finishing college and achieving upward mobility.

An irate public has had it with open borders.

That narrative lacks subtlety, if it’s not outright deceptive. The average age of DACA participants is now 24. Few after entering adulthood sought to address their known illegal status. Surveys suggest that most are not in school; fewer than 5% have graduated from college. Those employed earn a median hourly wage of $15.34, which means they are forced to compete on the lower end of the wage ladder. Only about a tenth of 1% of DACA youth serve in the U.S. military — fewer than 900 total.

Setting aside the reality of the Dreamer pool, the Democrats’ method of fighting for DACA suggests that they are broadly in favor of letting immigration dysfunction continue apace. Why else would they refuse to give President Trump any significant concessions in the DACA negotiations — no wall, no end to chain migration, no cessation of visa lotteries?

They know that if this generation of Dreamers gets a pass without broader reform, it will be followed by another and another, all expecting the same eventual exemptions.

Democrats once used to talk about ending outright illegal immigration. They worried that it put downward pressure on wages. They thought it eroded union efforts and sapped political support among Democrats’ blue-collar base, while overtaxing finite social services to the detriment of the American underclass… read the rest here.

D.A. King in the Macon Telegraph: By not demanding accountability, some Georgians getting the government they deserve

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Georgia Republicans in no hurry to end immigration stand-off

As an independent, conservative voter and a longtime pro-enforcement immigration researcher, it is stunning to watch the Republican faithful in Georgia remain silent on the lack of action and outright contempt shown them by many of the people they sent to Washington.

As just one example is the fact that no Georgia Republican has co-sponsored federal legislation aimed at real change in the American immigration system and settling the bizarre Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty for illegal aliens affair.

Authored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, H.R. 4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, is complete and comprehensive. The bill in an outline would:

▪ Eliminate the Visa Lottery green card program.

▪ Eliminate chain migration and create a renewable temporary visa for parents of citizens to unite families at no cost to taxpayers.

▪ Reduce legal immigration levels by about 260,000 a year – a decrease of about 25 percent.

▪ Reforms the agricultural guest worker program.

▪ Sends additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to more high-risk embassies overseas to vet visitors and immigrants.

▪ Provide additional technology, roads and other tactical infrastructure to secure the border.

▪ Add 5,000 Border Patrol Agents and 5,000 Customs and Border Protection Officers.

▪ Require full implementation of the biometric entry/exit system at all air, land and sea ports of entry.

▪ Makes E-Verify mandatory for all employers.

▪ Authorizes the Department of Justice to withhold law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities.

▪ Allows Department of Homeland Security to detain dangerous illegal immigrants who cannot be removed.

▪ Reduces asylum fraud by tightening the “credible fear” standard to root out frivolous claims and increases penalties for fraud and terminates asylum for individuals who voluntarily return home.

▪ Grants legalization to DACA recipients by issuing a 3-year renewable visa with work permit.

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It is amazing that conservative Republicans are not burning up the U.S. Capitol phone lines on this common sense protection of American workers and solution to the lack of sanity in our immigration system.

Another example? The United States has no official language.

Introduced in March 2017, the English Unity Act (H.R. 997) will make English our official national language. The bill has no Democratic sponsors from Georgia and as of January 16, according to Congress.Gov, Republican members of the House, Tom Graves, Karen Handel, Austin Scott and Rob Woodall, have joined the Dems in not supporting the official English bill.

Voters who are too timid to demand accountability from the people they hire to represent them surely have to accept that they have the government they deserve.

D.A. King is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society.

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January 16, 2018

Gainesville, Georgia: Elections Board scraps plans to provide ballots in Spanish

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Gainesville Times

 Elections Board scraps plans to provide ballots in Spanish
Board rescinds April 2017 vote, which chairman called an ‘error’ and ‘negligent

January 16, 2018

Hall County reversed course Tuesday when the Hall County Elections Board voted to scrap plans to provide ballots in Spanish.

Board members voted Tuesday to rescind an April vote to adopt the new ballots for county and state elections amid heavy opposition from the public.

At the same meeting, the board voted to establish a committee to study the costs, but that committee wouldn’t report its findings until January 2019.

The vote to rescind the ballots was 3-2, with the board’s two Democrats against rescinding, its Republicans in favor and nonpartisan Chairman Tom Smiley also voting in favor of rescinding the 2017 vote… More here.

AJC incomplete on facts in weeper on the end of TPS for El Salvador

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Bert Roughton, Senior Managing Editor, and senior editorial director of the liberal Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper. Photo: MyAJC.com

 

AJC leaves off compelling facts in weeper on the end of TPS for El Salvador

Senior Managing Editor, Bert Roughton, calls it “newspapering”

The AJC gave us another grab-the-tissue story on President Trump’s recent announcement of the end of TPS for citizens of El Salvador the other day.

“José Fermán sat in the Atlanta offices of the El Salvadoran consulate, overwhelmed with a sense of pressure, sadness and fear. All playing out on his tear-stained face.”

That Ernie Suggs weeper again failed to match the AJC slogan of “Credible. Compelling. Complete.”

Because it wasn’t complete. The acronym TPS stands for “Temporary Protective Status.” The editors apparently didn’t think the headline over the yarn about a Salvadoran who has been in the United States since 2009 and who had obtained TPS status after the 2001 earthquake in his homeland should give away too much. They titled it “We’ve helped the country, says Salvadoran of losing protective status.”

Note they left off the “temporary” part of TPS. Too much information can ruin a perfectly good ‘Agenda R Us’ piece.

TPS was granted to Salvadorans – here legally or not – because it was deemed too dangerous to return there after the afore mentioned earthquake. The AJC editors forgot to tell readers that many if not most of the Salvadorans here when the earthquake hit there were illegal aliens.

Let’s let the New York Times (!) explain part of that fact in their own report:

“Salvadorans were by far the largest group of foreigners benefiting from temporary protected status, which shielded them from deportation if they had arrived in the United States illegally.”

The victim of borders and TPS termination, José Fermán, featured in the AJC story has apparently been here since 2009. Suggs didn’t delve into his immigration status before TPS. We think we know why.

He also didn’t mention the Migration Policy Institute estimates: in the 2010-14 period, approximately 1.7 million Central American unauthorized immigrants resided in the United States, with El Salvador sending us 465,000 of them.

Even CNN let that cat out.

Just trying to help with that “complete” part of the AJC slogan.

January 15, 2018

(Another) Civil Rights leader stands against illegal immigration

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Which Georgia Republican House members in Washington have not yet co-signed official English legislation? The English Unity Act of 2017, HR997 was introduced last March

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Are these GOP members of congress from Georgia anti-English? Maybe ask them?   –> HR997 here.

And a thought: Would you vote for a candidate that boasts of not supporting English as the official language of these United States as a campaign promise?

Contact info for the Republicans:

Rep Tom Graves

Rep Karen Handel

Rep Austin Scott

Rep. Rob Woodall

 

 

 

January 14, 2018

Another grab-the-tissue weeper from the liberal AJC re-hashing the talking points from the anti-borders lobby, but great quote from Mike Hethmon

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Trump says no to proposed D.C. immigration deal

DACA recipients still waiting

By Marlon A. Walker – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 12, 2018

“Effective immigration enforcement is an imperative to keep the country out of disarray, said Mike Hethmon, senior counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, which advocates for the legal interests of citizens and civic associations concerned with the impacts of immigration.

“The low range of the number of people that would drop everything overseas and come to the United States is 200 million,” he said. “The upper end, over half a billion people. The point being whether you have a very generous immigration system for entrance into the U.S., you have to have an effective enforcement regime. Other than that, the United States would cease to exist as we know it. The demand can never be met completely.

“Like a hospital after a hurricane, it’s triage.”

Hethmon said, “It’s just the height of hubris arrogance, it seems to me, for these people to have some legitimate claim to be part of the community of the United States. They’ve received extraordinary generous benefits from the public and the public taxpayers — education, health care, other strands in the bundle of benefits that make up lawful residency and citizenship. They’re received all of those simply by the fact their parents broke the law.

“I don’t see how that creates a standard in the United States that is acceptable.” Here.

FAST FACT: Mark Krikorian: Total cost of each illegal alien to taxpayers: $75,000

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January 13, 2018

“Some people in Roswell, Georgia feel that President Trump’s (reported) sentiment disrespected their heritage” – El Salvador according to woman living in USA from WSBTV News

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January 12, 2018

Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon has introduced his official English legislation – Senate Resolution 587

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Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon, author and sponsor of SR587  photo: Georgia senate

 

Thank you, to state Senator Josh McKoon and his 30-ish co-signers!

The politicians under the Gold Dome can vote to allow us to answer the below question on the ballot when we vote in November. It must pass the state senate and the state house with a 2/3rds majority. If you want the ability to vote on it, you need to tell your state legislators every week from now until March. Senate contact info here. House contact info here.

You will know when you run up on a dishonest, anti-English opponent when they describe this as “English only.” It isn’t English only, it is English as official. Comprende? 

Proposed ballot question:

“Shall the constitution of Georgia be amended to provide that English is the official language of the State of Georgia?”

YES or NO.

 

 

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