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Biden Administration Expands the Grounds for TPS

The Homeland Security Department (DHS) announced another gift to illegal aliens and the network of open borders activists they represent on May 22, i.e. 18 months of temporary protected status (TPS) for deportable Haitians. Experience with past decrees of TPS indicates that the 18-month protection will be extended unendingly by the Biden administration. . . .

Republican Unveils Bill to HALT Funding For Harris Travel Costs Until She Visits Border

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “The incident is one of at least four at-sea human smuggling attempts in San Diego in just the past week, and comes nearly three weeks after three undocumented immigrants drowned when their boat crashed near Cabrillo National Monument.”. .

Congressional Democrats Move To Cripple ICE

Anti-borders advocates and those who don’t want our immigration laws enforced have been pressuring sheriffs across the country to end their cooperative agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and they have been successful the past couple of years. . .

COMMENTARY Trump Admin Lawyer: Biden ‘100 Percent’ Broke Federal Law by Withholding Funds for Border Wall

Mark Paoletta, who served as general counsel to the Office of Management and Budget during the Trump administration, said Thursday he’s certain President Joe Biden broke a federal law by stopping funds from being used for border wall construction.

During a hearing of the House Budget Committee, Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri asked Paoletta whether the president’s controversial decision violated a 1974 law that limits a president’s power to withhold funds. . .

Democrats Ram through Immigration Bills as Border Crisis Worsens

On April 21, House Democrats passed two immigration bills that do nothing to address the out-of-control situation at our southwest border. Even worse, these two bills may actually lead to a worsening of the crisis by burdening U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), exacerbating already significant threats to national security, and overwhelming our immigration courts. . .

Traitorous Senate Republicans (Including John Cornyn!) Entertain Amnesty Talks

At least five Republican senators are open to a modified version of Joe Biden’s Amnesty. Axios reported Wednesday that a “bipartisan” group met to discuss “comprehensive immigration reform.” The four Republicans who attended the meeting were: John Cornyn of Texas, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Mike Rounds of South Dakota called in [Bipartisan Senate group seeks immigration deals, by Alayna Treene, Axios, April 21, 2021].

Murkowski, Collins, and Graham are no surprise; they all voted for Amnesty in 2013. What is notable is Cornyn’s attendance. He is one of the most powerful Republicans in the Senate and he previously opposed Amnesty. But, as VDARE.com has previously reported, he has recently flipped and now wants to work with the Democrats to reward illegal aliens. . .

Biden Admin Awards $86.9 Million Contract to House Migrant Family Units at

 
 

Biden Admin Awards $86.9 Million Contract to House Migrant Family Units at Border

BY GQ PAN

 

March 22, 2021 Updated: March 22, 2021

The Biden administration is set to spend $86.9 million to house family units unlawfully crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed to The Epoch Times.

In a statement to The Epoch Times, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae D. Johnson said a short-term contract was awarded to Endeavors, a San Antonio, Texas-based non-profit organization, to provide “temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled and are therefore placed in immigration proceedings for their removal from the United States.”

“The $86.9 million contract provides 1,239 beds and other necessary services. . .

 

Biden’s DHS Secretary Lashes Out At ‘Disrespectful’ Rep. After She Describes Classmate Kidnapped By Illegal Immigrant

 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas lashed out at GOP Rep. Kat Cammack after she told a story involving a classmate who had been kidnapped by an illegal immigrant.

The rather tense exchange began when Cammack posed a question centering on the story of a high school student from her class having been kidnapped by an illegal alien.

The abductor, according to the Rep.’s story, had been deported several times. . .

 
 

 

Who's Who Among the OregonCandidates

Oregonians frustrated with what’s happening in the Oregon now and in the State Legislature and Congress can learn more about candidates in the November election, and get involved with a campaign.

Oregon’s Congressional delegation has a dismal record on protecting the interests of U.S. citizens in immigration policy.  Most of the delegation has been in office for many years, and have consistently voted for lax to no controls on immigration.  We see the results in unsustainable population growth, overcrowding, degradation of the environment and multiple other ill effects.  Oregon’s State Legislature, Governor, and Attorney General have also opposed reasonable controls over immigration.

Here’s how to find Oregon candidates who do support the best interests of citizens in immigration policy: 

 

The Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project has already begun posting information on candidates in the 2020 election, with links to their websites.  You can check there to see what’s available now for your districts.  If you don’t know which your districts are, you can enter your address on the form here and find out.

As of mid-August, it’s still fairly early in this year’s election calendar, and the OAAVEP is continuously adding more data to its site.  In the past they have posted very useful comparison charts on some issues, including immigration.  See their postings thus far for the 2020 election at https://oregonabigailadams.wordpress.com/2020-general-election , and for the 2018 election here.

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The national immigration reform organization, NumbersUSA, is posting and constantly updating facts about candidates’ views.  NumbersUSA is particularly helpful about the positions of candidates for Congress, while they also cover state campaigns.  NumbersUSA has been in existence for many years and has an invaluable record of votes by Congresspersons on immigration bills, scoring the records of each member with a letter grade, A-plus to F-minus.  They offer a questionnaire to candidates, and Alex Skarlatos, running for CD 4 against long-time incumbent Peter DeFazio, is the only Oregon candidate for Congress who has made any replies so far.  

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In earlier years, OFIR’s website included key facts about candidates in state and federal elections.  See https://www.oregonir.org/immigration-topics/elections.  This information is still useful because many candidates have been in office for years.

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The questions asked in the OAAVEP’s questionnaire vary slightly according to the office sought.  Here are the questions for U.S. House of Representatives candidates:

24         Do you support requiring all employers to use the Federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status to work in the United States?

25        Do you support requiring proof that immigration laws are being enforced before laws granting amnesty are considered?

26         Do you support withholding federal funds to sanctuary cities that do not cooperate in federal immigration law enforcement?                                      

27         Do you support blocking ICE from state records when investigating criminal immigrants?       

28         Do you support stronger border security to prevent illegal aliens and illegal drugs from entering the U.S.?   

29         Do you support requiring aliens counted in the census to not be used for purposes of redistricting?

30         Do you support ending DACA?                                        

31         Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents?

The Impact of Legal and Illegal Immigration on the Apportionment of Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020

Under current policy all persons — not just citizens — are included in the population count when apportioning seats to states in the U.S. House of Representatives and for votes in the Electoral College, which is based on House seats. Although we focus on the next census in 2020, the impact of immigration has been building for decades as the number of people settling in the country has increased dramatically. This report examines the cumulative impact of immigration, both legal and illegal, on the apportionment of House seats; this is not an analysis of the impact of immigration only since the previous census. Apportionment is a zero-sum system; by adding more population to some states rather than others, immigration will continue to significantly redistribute political power in Washington.. .

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