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45-Year Low in Illegal Immigration Under Trump (general)

by AC @, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 21:19
edited by AC, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 21:45

ICE Director Touts 45-Year Low in Illegal Immigration Under Trump

This means an awful lot less people burdening the tax payers by paying illegals free housing, free education, free food, free medical, free disability - and thus NOT allowing for better educated & selected/approved legally - and better funded immigrants. Illegal immigrants also send an awful lot of the 'under the table money' they earn illegally working here home! Ever wonder why your very hard to find apartment for rent costs so so much per month? Question all the free government subsidies ILLEGAL immigrants are getting when renting apartments. Some pay 10% only. OBAMA's illegal Aunt paid nothing to live in public housing.

DEMOCRATS hate this because illegal immigrants find a way to always vote DEMOCRAT. /s/ Steve

Acting ICE director Thomas Homan on Thursday touted a 45-year low in illegal immigration under President Donald Trump, but urged a fix to the underlying problem or else DACA will happen again in 10 years.

"Under this president, we had a 45-year low in illegal immigration on the border this year," Homan said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

"That's not a coincidence. [Trump] is successful. He has allowed us to do our job," said Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Trump's inauguration.

"Let us continue down this path and once and for all, let's fix this problem on the border. We made a lot of good progress this year. We got a lot more to do."

“45 year low in illegal immigration this year.” @foxandfriends

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018
With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018
The work left to do: Fix the underlying causes of illegal immigration, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation.

"I hear a lot of talk about a clean DACA bill. Let's just pass DACA and not worry about all this other stuff like the wall and border security," Homan said on Fox. "We need to fix the underlying causes of illegal immigration."

Homan cited the family units entering the country illegally now and the lax criminal system that allows them to skip court or disobey orders to leave if they do show up in court.

"If we don't address the causes of illegal immigration, if we don't give the men and women on the ground the tools to close these loopholes . . . to enforce immigration law in the interior of the United States, you're going to have DACA again in 10 years," Homan warned. "The families coming across now, that's your next DACA.


45-Year Low in Illegal Immigration Under Trump

illegal immigrants, illegal aliens


Carr: Not giving us their tired, their poor

by AC @, Sunday, January 14, 2018, 13:48 @ AC

Carr: Not giving us their tired, their poor
These countries export criminals
Howie Carr Sunday, January 14, 2018

Instead of railing against “s---hole countries,” President Trump probably should have stuck with the approach he took last year while discussing the Muslim countries that are flooding the U.S. with terrorists.

“We have to stop this until we can figure out what the hell is going on.”

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

Let’s talk about their crime first, then welfare.

Just before Christmas, the Justice Department released statistics on the population in federal prisons — 31 percent of the nation’s 185,507 inmates in custody of the Bureau of Prison are “known or suspected illegals.”

Can you imagine the numbers in state prisons like, say, California or New York, where the Democrat governors refuse to release the damning statistics on illegal-immigrant crime — for obvious reasons. And 90 percent of the U.S. prison population is locked up in state or local pens.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission releases statistics on federal crimes committed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. In all, immigrants represent 8.4 percent of the adult population residing in the U.S. Yet, between 2011 and 2016, immigrants accounted for 42.4 percent of kidnapping convictions, 31.5 percent of drug convictions and 23 percent of money-laundering convictions.

To paraphrase George W. Bush, they’re only committing the crimes Americans can’t be bothered to commit anymore.

One of the countries Trump referred to was El Salvador. Ever since he decided to end their “Temporary Protected Status,” these foreign mendicants have been complaining that they can’t go back to El Salvador because it is, basically, a s---hole country.

The day Trump made his allegedly shocking remarks, the feds rounded up 17 more MS-13 illegal-immigrant Salvadorans who “report to MS-13 in El Salvador,” according to the DEA press release.

On Friday, in federal district court here in Boston, another illegal-immigrant MS-13 gangbanger from El Salvador pleaded guilty to unlawful reentry. His name is Elenilson Gonzalez-Gonzalez (you can call him “Gonzalez” for short.)

Remember, in dealing with these criminals, the feds often allow them to plead down to simple “unlawful entry” or some such felony. Which means those stats from the Sentencing Commission aren’t really an accurate picture of the horror they’re committing against Americans.

Here’s another headline on a Friday press release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston: “Dominican National Sentenced for Heroin and Fentanyl Conspiracy.” How about this DOJ press release, from Connecticut: “Uzbek National Living in New Britain Charged with Immigration Offenses.”

More celebrations of diversity from the you-know-what nations, as reported by the DOJ in Connecticut: “Nigerian National Admits Role in Business E-Mail Compromise Scheme.”

This latest controversy erupted during negotiations over the Democrats’ insane scheme to protect 800,000 illegal-immigrant criminals they call “Dreamers.” Their dream, our nightmare. A Harvard researcher set up a website and surveyed 2000 of them — 73 percent live in welfare-eligible households.

Now do you understand these illegal-immigrant dreamers’ dreams? To remain on welfare, forever.

Last month the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that allowing these freeloaders to remain in the U.S. living on the arm would cost taxpayers $25.9 billion in welfare over the next decade. And they would only generate $900 million in taxes. In other words, most Dreamers will never get off the dole.

If we don’t do something about this insanity, America is gone. It’s going to turn into a, well, do I have to spell out what kind of country we will all very shortly be living in?

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Trump Protects Conscience Rights of Doctors

by AC @, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 19:50 @ AC

Trump Protects Conscience Rights of Doctors

New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors
Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 04:14 PM

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.

Leading Democrats and LGBT groups immediately denounced the move, saying "conscience protections" could become a license to discriminate, particularly against gay and transgender people.

The announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services came a day ahead of the annual march on Washington by abortion opponents, who will be addressed via video link by President Donald Trump. HHS put on a formal event in the department's Great Hall, with Republican lawmakers and activists for conscience protections as invited speakers.

The religious and conscience division will be part of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces federal anti-discrimination and privacy laws. Officials said it will focus on upholding protections already part of federal law. Violations can result in a service provider losing government funding. No new efforts to expand such protections were announced.

Although the HHS civil rights office has traditionally received few complaints alleging conscience violations, HHS Acting Secretary Eric Hargan, painted a picture of clinicians under government coercion to violate the dictates of conscience.

"For too long, too many health care practitioners have been bullied and discriminated against because of their religious beliefs and moral convictions, leading many of them to wonder what future they have in our medical system," Hargan told the audience.

"The federal government and state governments have hounded religious hospitals and the men and women who staff them, forcing them to provide or refer for services that violate their consciences, when they only wish to serve according to their religious beliefs," Hargan added.

After Hargan spoke, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House, provided an example of the kind of case the new office should tackle. McCarthy told the audience he has "high hopes" that the "arrogance" of a California law known as AB 775 "will be investigated and resolved quickly."

That law, which requires anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to post information about abortion and other services, is the subject of a free-speech challenge brought by the pregnancy centers that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Although the HHS civil rights office traditionally has gotten a small number of complaints involving religious and conscience rights, the number has grown since Trump was elected.

Office director Roger Severino said that from 2008 to Nov. 2016, HHS received 10 such complaints. Since Trump won, the office has received 34 new complaints. Before his appointment to government service under Trump, Severino was an expert on religious freedom, marriage, and life issues at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The new HHS office joins the list of administration actions seen as pleasing to social conservatives, including expanded exemptions for employers who object to providing contraceptive coverage, and the White House move to bar military service by transgender people. Those initiatives have run into legal challenges.

Democrats, LGBT organizations and some civil liberties groups were quick to condemn the administration's latest action.


Conscience Rights of Doctors


500 Criminal Ex-Dreamers Still at Large in US

by AC @, Monday, January 22, 2018, 20:37 @ AC

500 Criminal Ex-Dreamers Still at Large in US

More than 500 Dreamers who lost their benefits due to criminal activity are still at large in the United State despite deportation orders, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) report.

USCIS sent its report to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley.

According to USCIS, 2,127 had their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status revoked since 2013 for criminal convictions or gang activity.

The breakdown of action taken following the DACA terminations:

Persons removed from the U.S.: 562
In ICE custody: 90
Released from ICE custody: 535

No record of removal, detention or release by ICE: 940

"While it is reassuring that USCIS is revoking DACA benefits for criminal gang members it identifies, it is concerning that almost as many criminal alien DACA beneficiaries have been released as have been removed to their home country," Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Policy Studies Director Jessica Vaughan wrote.

"I assume that at least some of the 940 criminals who had DACA but who have not been removed are still in state or local custody serving time, but it is possible, even likely, that some were released by sanctuary jurisdictions, and ICE has not re-apprehended them," Vaughan wrote.


500 Criminal Ex-Dreamers Still at Large in US


Trump Tax Cut Is Already Working

by AC @, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 09:39 @ AC

Trump Tax Cut Is Already Working

By Stephen Moore
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 08:37 AMCurrent | Bio | Archive
With the recent announcement of Walmart's increasing starting wages and Fiat Chrysler's opening a new plant (with 2,500 jobs) in Michigan, there are now more than a hundred companies that have offered bonuses and benefit hikes to their workers due to the tax cut. An estimated 1 million workers have benefited. This after less than one month.

Liberals disparage all of this as a "publicity stunt." To hundreds of thousands of families, this is a wonderful stunt, and let's hope to see a lot more examples of it in the weeks and months ahead.

The stock market has reached multiple new highs since the tax bill took effect on Jan. 1. Workers are more optimistic about the job market than any time in at least a decade.

I helped work with candidate Donald Trump to refine this tax reform plan, and I was ridiculed as too optimistic on how it might help the economy. But already Trump's economic accomplishments have managed to exceed my lofty expectations. The tax cut isn't the only factor here, but you'd have to be wearing ideological blinders to not see a link.

We are also learning that taxes influence how politicians behave. Blue state governors have argued for many years that their high tax rates don't cause people to move — even though two of the highest income tax states, California and New York, have each lost about 1 million residents to other states over the past decade.

But now that their high tax rates are no longer tax deductible, the incentive to leave is magnified and these governors, such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, are leaping into action. Some are examining whether they can convert their income taxes into payroll taxes (which could be deductible off federal taxes as a business expense for employers) as a way to preserve federal deductibility. Some are even threatening to sue the federal government, as if this tax deduction were a constitutional right.

California and New York officials are investigating whether their states can convert income tax payments into tax-deductible charitable contributions to the state government. Good luck with that.

Why would they go to all this trouble if taxes didn't matter to constituents?

Then there are the charitable organizations — including the Catholic Bishops — that are complaining that the doubling of the standard deduction will lower donations to charitable causes, because far fewer people will deduct gifts from their taxes. Steve Taylor, vice president of the United Way, argues that charities are subject to the old adage: If you tax something, you will get less of it.

Well, yes, every politician in America should hold that thought — especially when they contemplate higher taxes on work, profits, savings and so on. But in this case, higher growth from lower tax rates is likely to lead to more income, and thus more, not less, charitable giving — just as we saw in the 1980s when tax rates fell from 70 percent to 28 percent.

The timeless economic lesson here is that taxes profoundly influence how and where we live our lives. We tax cigarettes and booze because we want people to consume less of them. There are proposals all over the country to tax soda pop, sugar and carbon emissions so we consume or produce less of them.

So why is it so hard to accept the reality that if we lower taxes on virtuous activities — work, investment, starting a business or saving for retirement — we will get more of these? And why is anyone surprised that this is already starting to happen?

By the way, government officials in China, Mexico, India and much of Europe are angry about America slashing its corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent: That giant sucking sound is capital and jobs from all over the world coming to low-tax America.

Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress — every one of whom voted against the tax bill — keep running around the country saying that their top agenda item, if they win the midterm elections, is to repeal this policy that is already creating jobs. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they started rooting for America rather than against it?

Stephen Moore is a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, economics contributor to FreedomWorks and author of "Who's the Fairest of Them All?" To find out more about Stephen Moore and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at


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NFL Blows Whistle on 'Please Stand' Super Bowl Ad

by AC @, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 22:23 @ AC

NFL Blows Whistle on 'Please Stand' Super Bowl Ad

NFL Blows Whistle on 'Please Stand' Super Bowl Program Ad

The NFL has rejected an ad for its Super Bowl program from a veterans' group that urged fans to "Please Stand" during the National Anthem at the Feb. 4 championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports.

The league rejected the one-page ad from AMVETS because it was a "political statement," USA Today reported.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the paper in an email: "The Super Bowl game program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams, and the Super Bowl. It's never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement."

But in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk wrote freedom of speech "works both ways," ABC News reported. "We respect the rights of those who choose to protest, (but) imposing corporate censorship to deny those same rights to those veterans who have secured it for all is reprehensible."

The ad flap is the latest chapter in a battle that began during the 2016 season, when then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner to protest racism in America.

President Donald Trump dove headlong into the issue this fall, when he said team owners should fire players who kneel during the Anthem.

McCarthy told USA Today the league tried to work out a compromise with AMVETS, but could not reach an agreement before the magazine went to press.

"The NFL has long supported the military and veterans and will again salute our service members in the Super Bowl with memorable on-field moments that will be televised as part of the game," McCarthy said.


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CIS: Raise $300B by Ending Tax Subsidies for Illegals

by AC @, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 22:42 @ AC

CIS: Raise $300B by Ending Tax Subsidies for Illegals, Employers

The United States could raise nearly $300 billion over 10 years by eliminating tax subsidies to illegal immigrants and the companies that employ them, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

With tax reform moving to the front-burner for lawmakers next week when they return to Capitol Hill from summer recess, eliminating two tax breaks for illegal aliens and their employers would help pay for tax cuts to the tune of $296 million.

"The largest challenge facing tax reformers is finding sufficient additional revenue to pay for the tax cuts and tax incentives they promised to the people who elected them," CIS says in its report. "In fairness to the American families and businesses to whom these tax cuts have been promised . . . Congress should consider eliminating unwarranted tax breaks to unauthorized alien workers and their employers."

The two tax breaks to eliminate, according to CIS — the subsidies for employers of illegals, and the other for unauthorized workers themselves.

The first step is to amend the IRS code. Though it's illegal to employ illegal aliens, "the IRS has ruled that section 162(e) does not apply to the wages paid to those aliens, even if the employer knowingly broke the law," CIS writes.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, sponsored and introduced a bill in January to do just that, but it stalled in the sub-committee on Immigration and Border Security.

The second step is to firm up and shut down the "questionable interpretation of the law" the IRS is using that has allowed illegal immigrants to claim Child Tax Credits by using a tax identification number vs. a social security number.

CIS estimates limiting the child tax credits would increase federal tax revenues by $42 billion over 10 years.


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