Today’s Immigration Headlines – April 23, 2015

Walker Under Fire by Amnesty Supporters

“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is marching forward with his bold new pro-American worker immigration policy. He’s not afraid to push for a legal immigration system that doesn’t box out American workers with a massive influx of inexpensive foreign labor,” Breitbart News reports.

“After first rolling out his new ideas on Glenn Beck’s radio program on Monday, Walker appeared on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s show to further elaborate on how he hopes to protect Americans economically from special interests pushing for a massive influx in cheap foreign labor from around the world.”

Open Border Groups Plan Naturalization Push

“Last week, the White House Task Force on New Americans held a briefing at the Soros-funded, pro-open borders Migration Policy Institute to push its new ‘Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration.’ The Task Force, which seeks to ramp up naturalization rates among non-citizens, grew out of one of the dozen bombshell memos dropped on the American public after the midterms last year. Although barely discussed, it may be the most important memo released that day, even more so than Obama’s twin amnesty programs and the ‘New Priorities on Deportations’ memo which rewrote the Immigration and Nationality Act,” says Ian Smith at the Daily Caller.

DHS Says Single Moms Are Eligible for Asylum

“Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening up new ways for the current surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S.,” the Washington Times reports.

“The guidance, a 27-page training document from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says women who flee Central America because they fear being a single woman at the head of a household can be deemed to be part of a targeted social group, and can make a claim that they have a ‘credible fear’ of being targeted in their home countries.”

Washington Post Blogger Sets Up Many Strawmen on Immigration, Trade

“Unfortunately, too many are playing a cynical game of anti-globalization. Politicians who hearken back to the 1950s — pre-globalization — where unskilled workers earned high wages, Detroit carmakers could charge whatever they liked, most households had only one wage-earner and “Japan” was synonymous with cheap, shoddy goods — are selling nostalgia. They want to recreate a bygone era by artificially restricting the labor pool, keeping trade barriers and subsidies in place and insisting that the American education system (a public monopoly that rewards tenure and hands out pats on the back for merely graduating) is fine,” says Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin.

Bush Says He Would Overturn Obama Amnesty Orders

“Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said that he would overturn President Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration. In an interview Tuesday, he said federal courts might strike down Obama’s actions giving millions of immigrants legal status — but if they did not he said he would act,” The Hill reported.

How Will GOP Candidates Position on Immigration in the Primary Vs. General Election?

“The difference in opinion between Republican elites and the base of their party on the topic of immigration is very real, but that difference is even more politically significant when you compare it to the views of the country at large. You can see it in all sorts of poll data. The Gallup numbers on this point from a few months ago illustrate it clearly,” says Ben Domenech at The Federalist.

“The immigration issue provides an easy opportunity for some early populist chest-beating in the presidential stakes. But when it comes time to win a general election, too much of that talk would prove an anchor for any candidate wanting to reach beyond the typical Republican lines to win Independent and Hispanic voters. That’s why talk of lowering legal immigration levels out of concerns for the American working man are so toxic, and interpreted as code words and dog whistles by Hispanics.”

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  1. 20% Graduation Rate

    At my daughter’s old high school in 2008.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    More garbage from WAPO blogger Jennifer Rubin. She talks about “artificially restricting the labor pool”. Uh no, it’s the corporations who want to ignore American workers and “artificially” EXPAND the labor pool until they drive all wages to minimum levels and no benefits paid.

    And check your calendar, Jennifer. It’s not the fifties. Automation has replaced many of the jobs done by humans back then. She appears to have a problem with dad making enough money and mom staying home to take care of the kids. “Unskilled workers earned high wages”, she says. Oh, the horror. A decent lifestyle is apparently reserved for the wealthy, and their shills like Rubin.

    Then she criticizes the “American education system”. Huh? Would that be the same education system that other countries like India and China send their students here to take advantage of? Of course, American students ARE held back in some schools because students must be taught in two languages. Another open borders idiot.