legal immigration

Ariz. GOP Senate Candidate Blake Masters Appears To Be Running As An Immigration Patriot

Blake Masters, chief operating officer at Thiel Capital and newest GOP Senate candidate in Arizona, offers a fresh agenda that sets him apart from the national party: He wants to slashlegal immigration. . . .

Wow! GOP Actually Plans To Make Immigration THE Issue In 2022—But Still Afraid To Oppose LEGAL Immigration

Republicans are confident that immigration is a winning issue in 2022’s midterms for one simple reason: Joe Biden’s policies are a national disaster. . . .

Biden Administration Expands Central American Minors Program To Bring More Alien Children Across The Border

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced it is expanding eligibility to a recently restarted program that seeks to legally bring children from some South American Nations into the United States. . . .

More Cheap Foreign Labor is the Focus of the U.S. Chamber’s New Advocacy Campaign

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s largest and oldest business lobbying groups – has begun an all-out push to increase legal immigration and amnesty illegal aliens. . . .

Illegal Border Crossings in May Reach Highest Single-Month Total in Two Decades

How’s addressing those root causes going, Mr. President?

Apparently not well. For the third month in a row, Customs and Border Protection announced it had apprehended more illegal immigrants than at any time in the last 20 years. In May, it was 180,034. . . .

House Republicans Demand Answers on Border Crisis

Congressional Republicans are pushing the Biden administration for answers on the border crisis as illegal crossings surge under President Joe Biden's leadership. . .

Biden Tells Engineer That Indian-Americans 'Are Taking Over the Country'

President Joe Biden said Thursday that immigrants of Indian descent are “taking over the country.”

The comment came as Biden was on a call with NASA officials who were being congratulated by Biden for landing the rover Perseverance on Mars.

The Mars mission, which was launched in July during the Trump administration, has resulted in captivating images of the planet and is expected to yield a greater understanding of its history.On Thursday, Biden praised NASA officials for their work and had a special comment for Swati Mohan, NASA’s guidance and controls operations lead for the project. . .

Biden to reverse Trump Travel Ban, Halt Wall, Strengthen DACA in Slew of Immigration Orders

President Biden on Wednesday will issue a slew of executive orders related to immigration, reversing some of the most controversial of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies -- a sign of Biden’s early focus on immigration in his first days in office.

Biden will sign an order putting an end to what he describes as "the Muslim ban" -- which refers to the travel bans placed on predominantly Muslim and African countries due to national security concerns. . .

Immigration Pause Executive Order

On April 22, President Trump signed an Executive Order temporarily suspending some forms of immigration into the United States as part of the administration’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

“In order to protect our great American workers, I’ve just signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States,” the president said during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. “This will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens.". .

 

A better way to help refugees

Governor Brown recently signed a letter to President Trump’s administration saying in effect that Oregon will welcome refugees assigned here in any numbers.

It’s apparent that the issue of refugee resettlement needs to be more fully discussed.

What is true compassion for the millions of citizens of other countries who risk their lives to get into the U.S. and Europe claiming to be refugees?

There are millions of refugees around the world today.  We cannot take them all, and we are not really helping when we bring certain ones to admit into the U.S. or into Oregon.  This only makes it possible for some in the U.S. to feel virtuous, and for the agencies here that process the refugees to enrich themselves.

These nonprofit agencies are overwhelmingly financed by the federal government, making tax-paying citizens bear the ultimate, huge cost.  The agencies have become self-perpetuating bureaucracies with a vested interest in serving large numbers of clients.

Furthermore, it has been documented that a high percentage of applications by persons seeking refugee status are fraudulent.

We should not encourage refugees and faux-refugees to come here by issuing blanket welcome statements.  For the same amount spent on assistance to refugees in the U.S., we could be helping millions of others who’ve been left behind. The U.S. already works with other countries and the United Nations to maintain safe centers for refugees in places near their home countries, with the aim of making it possible for most of them to return to their home countries eventually. 

In a BBC Radio 4 documentary series, A New Life in Europe, a Syrian man, head of a family attempting to enter Europe, speaks bitterly of Germany’s accepting some refugee claimants while he and his family were back in the Middle East after failing twice to reach their European destination and be accepted:  "If they would close the door, people would try to help themselves here. ... We would change our plan, we wouldn't have to keep trying and waiting for another boat. We would look for a better life somewhere else. They are throwing a piece of bread tied to a string and they just keep pulling it away from you."

In other words, don’t tempt us unless you intend to let all come in who wish to.

Help for true refugees is needed worldwide. Rather than extending help piecemeal, to random fractions of the total, let’s help all of them in the most effective way possible.   That means cooperation with other countries and the United Nations.

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