July 24, 2014

D.A. King on Ted cruz, victims of borders and enforcement in Fox News Latino

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“What the now panicked Democrats are calling Cruz’s ‘hardline stance’ on immigration is what conservatives simply call ‘enforcement,’” King said. “It looks like Cruz is holding fast on giving Obama more money to enforce immigration law only if he stops refusing to enforce the immigration law… Cruz simply wants the promise of not extending the DACA trick to more ‘victims of borders.’”

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July 21, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz Moves Front And Center In GOP Response To Border Crisis

The driver’s seat in the GOP’s push for a tough response to the soaring border crisis is occupied by a familiar face – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Cruz, the Texas lawmaker who led GOP opposition to President Obama’s health care policy and was a major player in the party’s stance on the government shutdown, is now a driving force in the heated fight in Washington, D.C., over how to address the tens of thousands of Central Americans who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year alone.

On Saturday, Cruz toured a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facility in McAllen, Texas, that is housing unaccompanied minors.

Last Thursday, Cruz took direct aim at Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a 2012 initiative that suspends deportation for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. Cruz, and many of his fellow Republicans in Congress, never supported DACA, seeing it as a reward to lawbreakers.

Now he and many Republicans say DACA and other such initiatives by the Obama administration have created an incentive for Central American parents to send their children on the dangerous trip to the border.

Cruz filed a measure that, among other things, bars the administration from using tax money to expand DACA – something many supporters of it are seeking – and to provide work permits to people who do not have a lawful immigration status. He also plans to outline recommendations for reforming immigration policy.

“We all recognize the terrible humanitarian crisis that is occurring at the border, and all of us should come together to end the policies that have caused it,” said Cruz in a statement about his bill. “Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled into the United States by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs; it is heartless to allow that to continue.”

“The staggering conditions that children are being subjected to are a direct result of the amnesty that President Obama illegally and unilaterally enacted in 2012,” the statement continued, “which caused the number of unaccompanied minors to skyrocket. The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop President Obama’s amnesty.”

Cruz also has worked on legislation to make it easier to send these minors back home and to authorize the use of the National Guard when there is a crisis at the border.

Those who want more lenient treatment of the minors, including a greater focus by the administration on trying to help them stay here, criticized Cruz’s moves.

They say that raging poverty and violence are looming factors in the reasons people flee Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to come to the United States. Taking aim at DACA, they say, which the recent waves of minors from Central American do not qualify for, is misguided.

“To deal with Central American children at the border, he wants to revoke DACA,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, which advocates for immigrants, “which would leave Dreamers vulnerable to deportation two years after President Obama gave these talented and long-established individuals work permits and protection against deportation.”

Sharry told Fox News Latino, “Cruz will get what he wants, which is lots of media attention and lots of love from the extreme right, but it won’t help his party.” He added, “In fact, it will help harden the feeling among Latinos and immigrants that the GOP is an anti-immigrant party, and make it harder for the Republicans to take back the White House in 2016 and beyond.”

Conservatives, in contrast, again see Cruz as a hero for challenging D.C. politics and for taking a tough approach on the border crisis.

“Hooray for Ted Cruz!” said D.A. King, president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, which favors strict immigration enforcement, to FNL. “Pro-enforcement Americans should send him a fruit basket for his courage and common sense.”

King, a nationally known activist, said that the Obama administration could stop the border crisis by enforcing the existing laws. King says that the administration must focus efforts on tightening the border and not on relaxing immigration laws.

He argues that the push by conservatives to beef up border security dramatically is bolstered by the misperception many of the Central Americans are reported to have, that if they reach the U.S. they can eventually gain legal status. King said any break for any undocumented immigrants amounts to rewarding law-breakers and invites more illegal immigration.

“What the now panicked Democrats are calling Cruz’s ‘hardline stance’ on immigration is what conservatives simply call ‘enforcement,’” King said. “It looks like Cruz is holding fast on giving Obama more money to enforce immigration law only if he stops refusing to enforce the immigration law… Cruz simply wants the promise of not extending the DACA trick to more ‘victims of borders.’”

Elizabeth Llorente can be reached at elizabeth.llorente@foxnewslatino.com

July 23, 2014

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This is the clearest explanation I’ve seen of why the Wilberforce Act DOES NOT require unaccompanied minor children to be admitted at the border. It’s being circulated by NumbersUSA, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s a must watch.

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July 22, 2014

Illegal aliens fly in USA with NO ID…

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July 20, 2014

Wall St. Journal still at it: OPEN BORDERS -In Praise of Huddled Masses (Cont’d) The increasingly free movement of ideas and capital needs to be matched by the free movement of people.

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In Praise of Huddled Masses (Cont’d)

The increasingly free movement of ideas and capital needs to be matched by the free movement of people.


July 6, 2014

The U.S. is at a low point in a long history of failed immigration policy: President Obama announced last week there will be no reform bill and asked Congress for $2 billion to clear the border, where tens of thousands of Latin American children are languishing in camps, lured by false rumors they could stay.
This means the estimated 11 million people who have been living in the country illegally will remain, with de facto amnesty but no path to citizenship. It means tens of thousands of foreign-born technologists trained in the U.S., and untold numbers of entrepreneurs, will go home to China and India or become Canadians or Australians.

How did the U.S. lose touch with its immigrant roots? Beyond today’s partisan bickering, the larger problem is that politicians make the mistake of treating people seeking to build an American life as burdens instead of as benefits. This is not the first time.
Thirty years ago, on July 3, 1984, The Wall Street Journal published an editorial titled “In Praise of Huddled Masses.” It said: “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.”

That was an ideal rather than an immediate prescription. “Perhaps this policy is overly ambitious in today’s world, but the U.S. became the world’s envy by trumpeting precisely this kind of heresy,” the editorial said. “Our greatest heresy is that we believe in people as the greatest resource of our land.”

The editorial was provocative, including to nativist conservatives; a writer for National Review called it the “high-water mark of loony libertarianism.” There is a tradition of anonymity among editorial writers, but let’s just say I had something to do with that editorial, which was approved by the late Robert Bartley, the Journal’s longtime editor.

The editorial appeared during the debate about the Simpson-Mazzoli bill, which passed in 1986 and remains the last broad reform of immigration. That law gave asylum to three million people living here illegally. But it criminalized the hiring of undocumented aliens and did little to manage the borders. It failed to establish clear paths to citizenship or establish any measure for how large the population should become.

Still, Simpson-Mazzoli welcomed more people as citizens during a time of divided government. The president, Ronald Reagan, and the Senate were Republican, the House Democratic—the inverse of today’s Washington. But this was “Morning in America,” and Reagan’s favorite words were “growth” and “opportunity.” Mr. Obama is presiding over a fifth year of 2% growth, with his favorite words being “inequality,” “us” and “them.”

During its first hundred years, the U.S. had open borders. The Declaration of Independence had charged King George with “Obstructing the Laws for the Naturalization of Foreigners” and “Refusing to encourage their Migration hither.” Waves of 19th-century immigrants arrived from Ireland, Italy, Eastern Europe and elsewhere, each group quickly contributing and ultimately assimilating. Racist laws limiting Asian immigration and establishing ethnic quotas were eventually abolished.

Economics strongly favors more immigration. The Congressional Budget Office last year estimated that legalizing the 11 million undocumented immigrants would boost federal revenues by $48 billion over 10 years while costing $23 billion in public services. Adding more skilled workers would bring in $100 billion over a decade, mostly from increased income taxes.

There is consensus for more work visas for farm and construction workers. There is broad agreement on the Dream Act, giving residents who arrived as children a fast track to citizenship. Silicon Valley is beyond frustrated. Steve Jobs fell out with Mr. Obama in 2011 when the president, insisting that only comprehensive reform would do, rejected a proposal to give visas to every foreign student earning a college degree in science, technology, engineering and math. “It infuriates me,” Jobs said.

We should be having a debate about immigration that acknowledges that the increasingly free movement of ideas and capital needs to be matched by the free movement of people. We should also ask whether there’s any reason the U.S. should only have one-third the population of India and one-quarter the population of China.

That 1984 editorial included a qualification: “So long as we keep our economy free, more people means more growth, the more the merrier.” Government policy has made the economy less free and encouraged a crabbed, protectionist attitude toward immigration.

The editorial concluded: “America, above all, is a nation founded upon optimism. . . . The issue is not what we offer the teeming masses, but what they offer us: their hands, their minds, their spirit, and above all the chance to be true to our own past and our own future.” Let’s hope that observation proves to be as timely today.


July 18, 2014

Mexico y Guatemala: Let’s partner-up to flood USA with illegal aliens!

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“Earlier this week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference to formally announce a new program that will allow Guatemalan citizens to legally travel through Mexico in their effort to enter the United States illegally. Guatemala is one of three sending countries accounting for most of the illegal aliens coming across the U.S.-Mexico border during the ongoing surge. The agreement grants Guatemalans 72 hours of legal status while they make their journey to the U.S.

The “Southern Border Program to Improve Passage” will increase the number of border checkpoints along the Mexico-Guatemala border, provide medical care, and offer Guatemalans a Regional Visitor’s Card. The card grants Guatemalans enough time to make the trek to Mexico’s northern border.

The program will also offer protection and financial assistance for unaccompanied minors who attempt to make the journey.” HERE

Who said that? The United States cannot be expected to give sanctuary to every single child in the world…”

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“We cannot give these children sanctuary except in extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective status for people, but the whole sale coming over the border of teens to less is not sustainable in the United States. …

“Look, you’ve got to make sure these children are safe in your country. The United States cannot be expected to give sanctuary to every single child in the world that is exposed to danger in their country because of the failure of the country’s government or local municipality’s government to assist in keeping their own children safe.”


Once upon a time: Chamber of Commerce says they never supported amnesty

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Once upon a time:Chamber of Commerce: We never supported amnesty…

NO! to the “Humane Act!”

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Administration officials have also suggested to Congress that they need new, additional statutory authority to exercise discretion. This is a curious assertion from a White House that in the past has not felt in the least fettered by immigration laws when wanting to exercise unbridled discretion. HERE


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Breibart TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas—A coalition of conservative, tea party, and grassroots activists–along with other Texans concerned about the situation at the border–gathered at the Capitol for a press conference this week. Despite the conservative leanings of the speakers, some of the harshest criticism was directed at two Republicans: Texas Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott…


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