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  • United States Immigration History

    08/15/2017 7:21:30 AM PDT · by all the best · 17 replies
    lewrockwell.com ^ | August 15, 2017 | Bionic Mosquito
    We are told… Except for Native Americans, we are all immigrants or children of immigrants. True enough – true as well for the “Native Americans.” By the way, open borders didn’t work out so well for this group. The entire history of the United States, until recently, is one of open borders and open immigration. We are also told. I would like to examine the validity of this statement. Before beginning, I offer a very interesting time-lapse map, depicting immigration into the United States; each dot represents 10,000 people. Visualizing this history will tell you much about what it meant...
  • Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland

    08/14/2017 2:56:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 58 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12 Aug 17 | JACK HEALY
    Edith Rivera loved her life in Hampton, Iowa, but for many undocumented immigrants like her, this summer has been a season of fear or flight. It was quitting time. Edith Rivera took one last lunch order, dropped off a basket of tortilla chips and set off from work, heading out to the farm roads where other immigrants feared to drive. Like them, Ms. Rivera, 33, had no legal status in the country where she had lived for 18 years. She had no driver’s license, apart from the long-expired North Carolina identification she held safe, like a talisman, in her wallet....
  • L.A. County hands $1.3 billion — billion! — to illegals for welfare

    08/07/2017 2:34:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/07/2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Illegals living in Los Angeles County were handed almost $1.3 billion in welfare payouts between the months of 2015 and 2016, Fox News reported, citing data. That’s billion with a capital “B.” That’s a quarter of what the county distributed to its entire needy population in those same months. Liberals and government elitists always like to make the case that citizens ought to support some cheap-sounding fee- or tax-paying cause by grandly pronouncing, “It’s just the cost of a cup of coffee,” or “If everyone just gave up their Starbucks lattes, it’d pay for itself.” Well, guess what $1.3 billion...
  • Julia Ioffe: Melania Trump is the 'right kind of immigrant' (barf alert)

    08/07/2017 11:45:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/6/2017 | Melissa Mahtani
    (CNN) — American journalist Julia Ioffe slammed the Trump administration's plan to curb legal immigration calling it "very restrictive" and part of a formula that would "provide the right kind of demographic engineering," for his base. Ioffe said first lady Melania Trump initially came to America on an H-1B visa, one of the visas the government is now working to restrict. "When you ask Trump supporters, they don't care because she's a different -- she's the right kind of immigrant." "She is a beautiful white woman from Europe, and we like those. Even though she doesn't have a college degree....
  • Trump's RAISE Act is Almost the Same as Dems' 1995 Recommendations

    08/04/2017 10:34:44 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 18 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/4/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Democrats and their media are making the RAISE Act all about racism and xenophobia against immigrants while conveniently ignoring the fact that immigrating to the United States is a privilege, not a right. But what's even more amazing is that what's in the RAISE Act is not a Trump concoction created out of nowhere with provisions foreign to who we are as a nation that welcomes immigrants. It turns out some of very bullet points in the RAISE Act today were proposed before... by Democrats who led a commission to correct the very issues that unskilled, non-English speaking, welfare-dependent immigrants...
  • Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers nearly $750 billion over lifetime: Report

    08/03/2017 9:18:29 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/03/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Deporting the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would cost nearly $125 billion, but allowing them to remain in the U.S. could cost taxpayers far more, according to a new report being released Thursday by a think tank that wants to see stricter immigration limits. Steven A. Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies, crunched the numbers and found that the current population of illegal immigrants will drain nearly $750 billion from taxpayers over their lifetimes — amounting to six times the deportation costs. “Sometimes people say look, we couldn’t deport everybody because it’s prohibitively expensive,” Mr. Camarota...
  • Portuguese migration continues to Angola

    08/02/2017 10:51:29 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Nordiska Afrikainstituut ^ | 11 Apr 2017 | Lisa Akesson
    It is not very common for Europeans to move to African countries. However, in the wake of the economic crisis of 2008 many Portuguese have sought a better future in former Portuguese colony Angola. Previously, many Angolans went to Portugal, but now labour migration is going in the opposite direction. Figures from 2014 show that between 100,000 and 150,000 Portuguese live in Angola and the migration does not seem to be subsiding. NAI researcher Lisa Åkesson is writing a book about this reverse migration. “The book has attracted a lot of attention, because it is a new form of migration...
  • Meet The Immigrant Who's Creating A Venture Capital Fund For Fellow Immigrants

    07/24/2017 5:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | July 24, 2017 | Gabrielle Healy
    Semyon Dukach is a serial entrepreneur. In 1997, he started Fast Engines, a company that produced performance enhancing software for online apps. He sold it for $35 million in 2000 — when he owned a nearly 50 percent stake in the company, according to Forbes. Then, he became a prominent angel investor and went on to lead TechStars Boston, the most prestigious startup accelerator in town. Now, he’s working on a new project, One Way Ventures — a venture capital fund specifically for immigrant founders. BostonomiX caught up with Dukach to talk about One Way, the challenges facing immigrant entrepreneurs...
  • German Court System On The Verge Of ‘Collapse’ Due To Mass Immigration

    07/21/2017 9:47:34 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    The German court system has been brought “to the limits” due to the massive number of asylum cases waiting to be challenged, the Association of German Administrative Law Judges warned Thursday. Robert Seegmüller, the organization’s chair, said the courts have piled up a huge backlog, with 250,000 asylum decisions waiting to be challenged in court. “The situation is dramatic for administrative courts,” Seegmüller told German news outlet Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND), according to The Local. “We are now completely stretched to our limits.” Seegmüller warned that a collapse of the court system is inevitable unless authorities invest more resources and hire...
  • Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

    07/21/2017 5:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 258 replies
    NPR ^ | July 19, 2017 | Kayla Lattimore and Julie Depenbrock
    Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads. It is also the single most failed course in community colleges across the country. So if you're not a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math), why even study algebra?
  • Police 'shocked' by violence as youth riot at small town fair

    07/18/2017 3:57:05 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 July 2017
    Authorities in the town of Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg have expressed shock after police and bystanders were attacked by members of a group of around 1,000 youths. Police report that a group of around 1,000 teenagers and young men gathered on Saturday evening in the grounds of Schorndorf Castle, as the small town celebrated the second day of its week-long town fair. According to police, a large portion of the group had immigrant backgrounds. From within the group, beer bottles were thrown at the walls of the castle, at other festival-goers, and eventually at police officers. “The violence faced by police...
  • Saratoga Springs mayor: City police won't help with federal deportation efforts

    07/18/2017 7:35:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    NYup.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | By Ben Axelson,
    Since May, dozens of illegal immigrants have been arrested and deported from Saratoga Springs, raising concerns about how increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement action could impact the busy horse racing season. At a town hall meeting on Monday, Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen made it clear that the city's police force would not be initiating or participating in ICE deportation efforts. The declaration was met with applause, WTEN-TV reported.
  • DOJ ask Supreme Court for 'immediate intervention' on immigration ban, documents show

    07/15/2017 11:41:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/15/17 | fox/ap
    The Trump administration has told the Supreme Court that a lower court ruling earlier this week altering an executive order on immigration would bring thousands more refugees into the county and requires the justices’ “immediate intervention,” according to filing documents obtained early Saturday by Fox News. In a victory for the administration, the Supreme Court late last month lifted key components of an injunction against President Trump's temporary travel ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly-Muslim countries.
  • California Borough (PA) residents upset over Romanian immigrants

    07/14/2017 4:09:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    WTAE ^ | July 13, 2017
    CALIFORNIA, Pa — Residents in California Borough will pack a council meeting Thursday evening, protesting what they call repulsive behavior by Romanian immigrants who moved into town during the last two months. They describe acts of littering, defecating in public, speeding and beheading chickens. There's even a petition protesting the lifestyle of the immigrants, and it has been signed by more than 600 residents. "What I've seen is men and children -- never usually the women -- the men and the children dropping their pants in the middle of the street, defecating, pulling their pants up and going on their...
  • Trump’s ICE Director Helped Author Obama’s Immigration Priorities and Executive Orders, Praised Them

    07/10/2017 8:40:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2017 | BRANDON DARBY
    The Obama-holdover chosen by DHS Secretary John Kelly to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Trump Administration helped author Obama’s controversial immigration priorities and executive orders, and he also publicly praised them. ... Trump’s campaign largely centered around opposing former resident Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration and the release of criminal illegal aliens into U.S. communities. Acting ICE Director Homan was the Enforcement and Removal Director (ERO) for resident Obama and even received an elite award from the former resident for his efforts on immigration. Homan has come under fire from the ICE Council for being Obama’s...
  • IRS shuts down mom and pop dressmaker, sells dresses within hours

    07/09/2017 8:22:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    <p>The unmarked vehicles arrived in the morning. More than 20 armed agents poured out.</p> <p>Hours later, Mii’s Bridal & Tuxedo was out of business after serving customers for decades. Its entire inventory of wedding gowns and dresses as well as sewing machines and other equipment were sold at auction.</p>
  • Ann Coulter: Immigrant of the Week: Henry Bello (Obotetukudo)

    07/06/2017 8:56:03 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Last Friday, Nigerian immigrant Henry Williams Obotetukudo, aka Henry Bello, opened fire with an AM-15 rifle at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, killing one doctor and injuring a half-dozen others. I would prefer to leap right in and offer my ideas for stopping these immigrant shooting rampages, but first I’ll have to tell you the facts the media won’t. The New York Times, still unaware there’s an internet, is trying to pass off the Nigerian as a Californian, the non-doctor as a doctor, and Mr. Obotetukudo as “Dr. Bello.” In the Times’ major biographical profile of Bello the next day, he was...
  • 60 Percent of Americans Support Trump’s Immigrant Welfare Ban

    06/28/2017 10:37:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    A plan by President Donald Trump to ban immigrants who have only been living in the U.S. for less than five years from receiving welfare services has widespread support. In a new Rasmussen poll, 62 percent of likely voters said they support barring new immigrants to the U.S. from receiving welfare benefits for at least five years, as Trump recently proposed during a speech to supporters. Middle-class Americans making $30,000 to $50,000 a year are the most likely to support the ban on welfare for immigrants, with 72 percent in favor. Those who describe themselves as “moderates” are also on-board...
  • The Surprising Factor for Immigrant Success

    06/27/2017 8:43:27 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | June 26, 2017 6:58 p.m. ET | By Edward P. Lazear
    Try a thought experiment: Consider immigrants in the U.S. from Algeria, Israel and Japan and rank them, from highest to lowest, by educational attainment. Here’s the correct order, according to data from the Census Bureau: Algerians have average schooling of 14.7 years, followed by Israelis with 14.5 years, and Japanese with 14.3. Surprised? Consider an additional fact: Algerians represent about 1 in 2,500 immigrants in the U.S., whereas Israelis are 1 in 350 and Japanese 1 in 100. Here’s another counterintuitive result: The average educational level in Mexico, 8.5 years, is almost twice that of India, 4.4 years. Yet Indian...
  • Thousands of illegal immigrants who fled to Canada in fear of Trump are trapped in legal limbo...

    06/26/2017 6:28:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 26, 2017 | Reuters
    FULL TITLE: Thousands of illegal immigrants who fled to Canada in fear of Trump are trapped in legal limbo without jobs, permanent homes or schools for their kids Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enrol their children in schools. Refugee claims are taking longer to be completed than at any time in the past five years, according to previously unpublished Immigration and Refugee Board data provided to Reuters. Those wait times...