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How the Statue of Liberty is wrongly used to push unlimited immigration

For many years, a poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty has been cited as a reason why the U.S. should welcome unlimited numbers of people.  The true history of the Statue of Liberty is lost in the immigration myth attached to it.  The myth is false and certainly does not represent a reasonable immigration policy.

Various historians have written good histories of the monument.  An especially detailed, documented account was written by Elizabeth Koed and published in The Social Contract, Spring 1992 issue, as “A Symbol Transformed – the Statue of Liberty.”   
 
Again today the Statue of Liberty is being used to advocate open-ended immigration and as a club to silence those who don’t agree.  However, this nation and its citizens have the moral right to set strict controls over immigration and require that the immigration laws be enforced.  Here are excerpts from Frosty Wooldridge’s blog about the famous poem that’s been a propaganda bonanza for open-borders lobbyists for too long.  He proposes removing the poem from the Statue.
 
Let’s Rescind Poem at Base of Statue Of Liberty: Too Deadly Today
By Frosty Wooldridge, December 1, 2015
 
EXCERPTS:
 
In 1886, France gifted the United States with “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” as a token of friendship.  It represented a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
 
France did not conceive of the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of immigration, but it became an icon as immigrant ships passed under the torch heading for Ellis Island.
 
In 1903, officials placed Emma Lazarus’ poem at the base of the statue.  “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.  Your wretched refuse of your teeming shore. I lift the lamp beside the golden door.”
 
In 2015, we citizens of America must shut the door to endless immigration.  We must close the “lamp beside the golden door” because we cannot sustain or survive the projected 100,000,000 (million) added immigrants by 2050—a scant 35 years from now.  We cannot endure the sociological changes already erupting and exploding across our civilization today:  Boston Marathon bombers, Fort Hood killings, FGM, honor killings and Sharia Law being practiced in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Detroit, Michigan and into Garland, Texas. 
 
We cannot maintain our own citizens with 48 million subsisting on food stamps.  We cannot care for our own veterans.  We cannot feed our own people with 1 in 7 children going hungry daily. We cannot continue endless “free” breakfasts and lunches for endless millions of refugees in our schools.  (Source: www.FeedingAmerica.org
 
We cannot continue to fool ourselves that we possess the ability to solve our $19 trillion national debt—yet absorb 1.2 million legal immigrants annually.  We cannot employ millions of immigrants that lack a basic education or skills to live in a first world country—when 10 million of our own citizens cannot secure jobs.  We cannot survive the ethnic tensions created by incompatible religions and ethnic groups undermining the “American Dream”.  …
  
Who stands at the gates of reason as to a human armada that grows beyond the gates of hell while it floods into every first world country in the world?  Why should we become the next Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy, France, Spain and Austria?  Why hasn’t Saudi Arabia, much richer and closer than our country, absorbed millions of Syrian refugees in that part of the Muslim world?  …
 
If you look at all the discussions on energy, water, resources, catastrophic climate destabilization, social unrest, ethnic tension, religious anger----our civilization, in order to save ourselves, must demand a total shutdown of all immigration, NOW!  We must rescind the 1965 Immigration Reform Act. We must take Lazarus’ poem off the Statue of Liberty just as we outlaw Model T Fords off our expressways.  …
 
Definition of slogan:  “Immigration Shutdown Now means the American people want a total shutdown on all legal and illegal immigration. That means we want all illegal immigration stopped by arresting, prosecuting and jailing employers of illegal aliens. We deport all illegal aliens by taking their jobs away and as we catch them.  We want English mandated as our national language. We demand a cessation of Muslim immigration in order to protect our culture, language and way of life. We can’t save the world but we can save or destroy our civilization.  We demand a stable population that allows everyone to live, work and thrive into the 21st century. Especially our children.”    FHW
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Beneath an insert of a NumbersUSA graph of population projections, Wooldridge adds:
“… Our way of life remains completely out of bounds to Islam. This 4-minute video explains our plight:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/6PzT8vEvYPg.”  The video shows Ann Corcoran, of Refugee Resettlement Watch, explaining why the increased immigration of Muslims is a danger to the U.S.
 
Wooldridge also cites two very good videos produced by NumbersUSA on how excessive immigration has caused huge population growth in the U.S. and many associated problems, problems that will grow steadily as population levels create increasingly unsustainable conditions.  
 
1.  Immigration, world poverty and gumballs – updated 2010.  6.07 minutes.
Also on YouTube: 
 
2.  Immigration by the numbers – off the chart.  9.31 minutes.
 

Citizen's Group Announces Disney Boycott and Demonstrations to Protest Policy of Replacing Americans with Foreign Workers

North Palm Beach, Florida-Jack Oliver, president of Floridians for a Sustainable Population (www.flsuspop.org), today announced his organization is leading a coalition of grassroots groups and activists who are calling for a nationwide boycott (www.boycottdisneynow.com) and demonstrations to protest the Disney Corporation's decision to fire hundreds of its long-time employees last January, and replace them with newly hired foreign workers.

"American Workers Matter," said Oliver, "and the only way to send that message to Disney's management is for American consumers to boycott its amusement parks, movies, and entertainment products across the board." In addition to the boycott, the coalition announced plans to hold protest demonstrations October 17th at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

"Not only has Disney demonstrated its callous indifference to the wellbeing of hundreds of long-serving, loyal employees, but by forcing its employees to train their foreign replacements before handing them their pink slips, the company shows that beneath its family friendly disguise, it is as heartless and cruel in real life as the big bad wolf in its classic Little Red Riding Hood cartoon," said Oliver.

"Disney is hardly the only corporation eager to save a few bucks by throwing American working families under the bus, while at the same time reporting billions of dollars in corporate profits," continued Oliver. "But we are targeting Disney because it is an iconic American corporation, and because we believe its corporate bosses are betraying the legacy and tarnishing the name of Walt Disney, a great American patriot, who would never stand for this outrageous action if he were still alive," he added.

"We urge people to go to our website: www.boycottdisneynow.com and join the boycott, and also sign up to join one of our Disney protest demonstrations in Anaheim, or Orlando on Oct. 17," said Oliver.

Jack Oliver can be reached at (561) 225-1152; or by email at: jack@flsuspop.org

USA to Issue More Green Cards Than Populations of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Combined

The overwhelming majority of immigration to the United States is the result of our visa policies. Each year, millions of visas are issued...

The lion’s share of these visas are for lesser-skilled and lower-paid workers and their dependents... added directly to the same labor pool occupied by current unemployed jobseekers.

...most will be able to draw a wide range of taxpayer-funded benefits, and corporations will be allowed to directly substitute these workers for Americans. Improved border security would have no effect on the continued arrival of these foreign workers, refugees, and permanent immigrants—because they are all invited here by the federal government.

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The most significant of all immigration documents issued by the U.S. is, by far, the “green card.”...

Under current federal policy, the U.S. issues green cards to approximately 1 million new Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) every single year....

These ongoing visa issuances are the result of federal law, and their number can be adjusted at any time.

...there is virtually no national discussion or media coverage over how many visas we issue, to whom we issue them and on what basis, or how the issuance of these visas to individuals living in foreign countries impacts the interests of people already living in this country.

If Congress does not pass legislation to reduce the number of green cards issued each year, the U.S. will legally add 10 million or more new permanent immigrants over the next 10 years—a bloc of new permanent residents larger than populations of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina combined.

This has substantial economic implications.

The post-World War II boom decades of the 1950s and 1960s averaged together less than 3 million green cards per decade—or about 285,000 annually. Due to lower immigration rates, the total foreign-born population in the United States dropped from about 10.8 million in 1945 to 9.7 million in 1960 and 9.6 million in 1970.  

These lower mid-century immigration levels were the product of a federal policy change: after the last period of large-scale immigration that had begun in roughly 1880, immigration rates were lowered to reduce admissions. The foreign-born share of the U.S. population fell for six consecutive decades, from 1910 through 1960.

Legislation enacted in 1965, among other factors, substantially increased low-skilled immigration. Since 1970, the foreign-born population in the United States has increased more than four-fold—to a record 42.1 million today...

Georgetown and Hebrew University economics professor Eric Gould has observed that “the last four decades have witnessed a dramatic change in the wage and employment structure in the United States… The overall evidence suggests that the manufacturing and immigration trends have hollowed-out the overall demand for middle-skilled workers in all sectors, while increasing the supply of workers in lower skilled jobs. Both phenomena are producing downward pressure on the relative wages of workers at the low end of the income distribution.”

During the low-immigration period from 1948-1973, real median compensation for U.S. workers increased more than 90 percent. By contrast, real average hourly wages were lower in 2014 than they were in 1973...

President Coolidge articulated how a slowing of immigration would benefit both U.S.-born and immigrant-workers: “We want to keep wages and living conditions good for everyone who is now here or who may come here. As a nation, our first duty must be to those who are already our inhabitants, whether native or immigrants. To them we owe an especial and a weighty obligation.”

It is worth observing that the 10 million grants of new permanent residency under current law is not an estimate of total immigration. In fact, the increased distribution of legal immigrant visas tend to correlate with increased flows of immigration illegally: the former helps provide networks and pull factors for the latter...

Yet the immigration “reform” considered by Congress most recently—the 2013 Senate “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration bill—would have tripled the number of green cards issued over the next 10 years...

Polling from Gallup and Fox shows that Americans want lawmakers to reduce, not increase, immigration rates...

Please take the time to read the FULL article - it's worth the time!
 

Rally Around the Flag Event this Saturday, June 14

Alert date: 
June 12, 2014
Alert body: 
Join patriotic folks from all over the state at the Rally Around the Flag event this Saturday.  Protect Oregon Driver Licenses will be hosting a booth at the event.  Drop by and say hello!
 
Rally Around The Flag - June 14th - 10am to 4:00pm
 
Western Oregon Exposition Fairgrounds in Cottage Grove
For more information, click on the link.
 
Booths, Speakers and Networking!

Protecting Our Rights – Defending Our Liberty

"Property must be secured or Liberty cannot exist" – John Adams

Free Admission - Indoors

Rep. Bonamici to hold Town Halls, June 3-14

Alert date: 
June 1, 2014
Alert body: 

Rep. Bonamici will be holding several Town Halls in June, from June 3-14.

The news release announcing the town halls quotes her: “These town halls are an excellent opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about the issues that they value most. I encourage all my constituents to attend and participate.”

So let’s ask her why she supports “comprehensive immigration reform,” meaning amnesty for illegal aliens. She recently voted for H.R. 15, a House version of the notorious Senate-passed S.744, granting sweeping amnesties to illegal aliens and greatly increasing levels of legal immigration.

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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s Town Hall schedule

 

Date & time

Location

June 3, 2014

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium

1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR

June 4, 2014

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Main Library

2850 Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR

June 5, 2014

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Beaverton City Library

12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR

June 7, 2014

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Gearhart Elementary School

1002 Pacific Way Gearhart, OR

June 7, 2014

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Vernonia High School

1000 Missouri Ave., Vernonia, OR

June 8, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Chemeketa Community College

288 NE Norton Lane, McMinnville, OR

June 8, 2014

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

PCC Newberg Center

135 Werth Blvd., Newberg, OR

June 14, 2014

10:00 – 11:00 am.

Scappoose City Hall

33568 E Columbia Ave., Scappoose, OR

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Tell Rep. Bonamici NO AMNESTY, no increases in immigration. Too many citizens are already out of work or underemployed because of competition from illegal aliens and irresponsibly-issued visas for legal foreign workers.

Rep. Bonamici is graded D by NumbersUSA based on her voting record on immigration issues. See the record at http://www.numbersusa.com. Click Congress – Immigration Grade Cards.

If you need more ideas for questions to ask the Representative, you can find very good ones at http://cis.org/questions-for-lawmakers-on-immigration

The most effective action is to speak to Rep. Bonamici personally. If you cannot attend a Town Hall, you can contact Congresswoman Bonamici online. Please visit the Contact Me page (https://bonamici.house.gov/contact-me) to contact her electronically or click on the office location nearest you for details. There is a webform available for writing a message to her.

Washington, D.C. Office (http://bonamici.house.gov/office/washington-dc)

439 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0855
Fax: (202) 225-9497
Hours: M-F 9AM-5PM EST

Oregon Office (http://bonamici.house.gov/office/oregon-office)

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 469-6010
Fax: (503) 469-6018
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM Toll Free: (800) 422-4003

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The Mother of All Legislative Train Wrecks:

(Washington, D.C. May 29, 2013) The Gang of Eight immigration bill, S.744, is on its way to the Senate floor for a vote, possibly as early as the week of June 10.

The bill was drafted in secret by eight senators and a group of Washington lobbyists. After its introduction on April 17, it received minimal scrutiny at a handful of hearings stacked with supporters of amnesty for illegal aliens and cheap labor for business interests, followed by a hasty Judiciary Committee mark-up in which virtually no substantive amendments were adopted.

“The product of this rigged and secretive effort to hijack American immigration policy under the guise of reform is a bill that can best be described as the mother of all legislative train wrecks,” declared Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). “S.744 includes a massive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, a massive infusion of foreign labor to compete with skilled and low-skilled American workers, trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, and unprecedented discretionary authority for the Obama administration to ignore immigration laws. What the Gang of Eight bill does not include are mandates for border enforcement, or meaningful protections for American workers.”

In anticipation of the bill heading to the Senate floor for debate, FAIR has compiled a list of the Top 40 Reasons to Oppose the Senate Amnesty Bill, including:

The bill would not secure our borders or improve immigration enforcement:

  • No border security requirements. The bill merely requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a plan to secure the border.
  • A rollback of existing border fencing requirements.
  • No biometric exit system at all land, air and sea ports of entry to track aliens who enter and leave the U.S., which is already required under current law.

The bill would not enhance homeland security, or prevent legalization of criminals and terrorists:

  • Illegal aliens would be protected from detention or removal merely by filing an application for Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status.
  • Would allow illegal aliens with multiple misdemeanor convictions to gain RPI status.
  • Allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to waive a broad array of unlawful behavior for the purpose of determining whether illegal aliens are admissible, including gang membership, drunken driving offenses, domestic violence and others.

The bill would not protect U.S. workers or taxpayers:

  • E-Verify won’t go into effect for all employers until four years after DHS issues regulations implementing the mandatory program, meaning these protections would not be in place for a decade or more after enactment.
  • Doubles the admission of new permanent immigrants to compete with U.S. workers.
  • Increases the number of guest workers by 50 percent during the first decade of enactment, including as many as 200,000 new low-skilled guest workers.
  • Reduces protections for skilled U.S. workers against losing jobs and opportunities to H-1B guest workers.
  • Does not require legalized aliens to pay back taxes.

The bill poses an enormous unfunded liability for U.S. taxpayers:

  • Future costs of government services and benefits to amnesty recipients could run as high as $6.3 trillion.
  • Requires that DHS waive the public charge law when determining which aliens are eligible for amnesty.
  • Would allow people with as little as 125 percent of poverty level income to qualify for green cards after ten years AND sponsor relatives to immigrate legally.
  • Creates a slush fund for advocacy groups to recruit and assist amnesty applicants.
  • Allows illegal aliens, and even broad classes of illegal aliens, to litigate unfavorable amnesty decisions, with taxpayers picking up the legal costs.

The full list of the Top 40 Reasons to Oppose the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill can be found on FAIR’s website, www.fairus.org.
 

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