Today’s Immigration Headlines – June 1, 2015

Does Immigration Suppress Wages?

“Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, is now running for president on an overtly populist platform. Middle-class America, he said in his announcement speech last week, is being hollowed out by ‘big government and big business,’” says the Wall Street Journal.

“Mr. Santorum blamed the country’s stagnant wages on a different force: immigrants to the U.S. ‘Over the last 20 years, we’ve brought into this country, legally and illegally, 35 million mostly unskilled workers,’ Mr. Santorum said in announcing his candidacy. ‘And the result over that same period of time? Workers’ wages and family incomes have flatlined.’”

Attorney Says Obama Plan Halted, Not Defeated

“Although the legal maneuvering surrounding Obama’s executive action is convoluted, this game is far from over. The President still has a strong case for his executive action. His proposed immigration policies remain the right thing to do for the country,” says Raul Reyes at CNN.

Enforcement Does Work

“Thursday’s Washington Post front page featured a story on the decline in illegal immigration. The story itself isn’t news (my colleagues did their first report on this phenomenon seven years ago) but the story’s dead-tree subhead explains the timing: ‘Trend alters dynamics of immigration reform, a likely topic for 2016.’ A spokesman for the Maryland-based anti-borders group CASA was quoted as saying, ‘These trends have reshaped the immigration debate right before our eyes,’” says CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian.

Coulter Challenges Andressen to Debate

“After her showdown with Jorge Ramos on his home turf, Ann Coulter is now challenging Facebook board member Marc Andreessen to an immigration debate. Coulter, the author of Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, has consistently been unafraid to bring up inconvenient truths about illegal immigration that the politically-correct media willfully ignore or hide,” Breitbart reports.

O’Malley Candidacy Expected to Raise Profile of Immigration

“The heat that immigration has brought to the 2016 presidential campaigns could intensify Saturday with the addition of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Democratic field. All expectations are that on Saturday in Baltimore, O’Malley will announce his bid to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential nominee,” NBC News says.

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  1. Its as Clear as the Nose on Your Face

    The general legal population had a recent birth rate of 1.7, depopulating. Then we add in the recent immigrants and the numbers are 2.2+, overpopulation added. I heard Latina women coming to America average 5 kids per person.

  2. avatar SecBorders says:

    Ann Coulter’s latest column about her new book “Adios America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole” can be read at .

    Some excerpts:

    – Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed to change the demographics of our country to be poorer and more inclined to vote Democratic.

    – It worked! Post-1970 immigrants vote 8-2 for the Democrats.

    – Citing this dramatic shift in the Democratic Party’s fortunes, Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy called the 1965 Immigration Act “the Kennedy family’s greatest gift to the Democratic Party.”

    – Immigrants admitted before 1970 made more money, bought more houses and were more educated than Americans. The post-Kennedy immigrants are astronomically less-educated, poorer and more likely to be on welfare than the native population.

    – With no welfare state to support them, about a third of pre-1965 Act immigrants returned to the places they came from. British and Jewish immigrants were the least likely to go home — less than 10 percent did.

    – Although America is admitting more immigrants, they are coming from fewer countries than they did before 1970. On liberals’ own terms, the country is becoming less “diverse,” but a lot poorer and a lot more Latin.

    – America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico’s entire population.

    – In 1970, there were almost no Nigerian immigrants in the United States. Our country is now home to more Nigerians than any country in the world except Nigeria.

    – America takes more immigrants from Nigeria than from England.

    – The government refuses to tell us how many prisoners in the United States are immigrants. That information is not available anywhere. But the ancillary facts suggest that the number is astronomical.

    – There are more foreign inmates in New York state prisons from Mexico than from the entire continent of Europe.

    – Sex with girls as young as 12 years old is legal in 31 of the 32 states of Mexico.

    – In some areas of America, law enforcement authorities have given up on prosecuting statutory rape cases against Mexican men in their 30s who impregnate 12- and 13-year-old girls, after repeatedly encountering parents who view their little girls’ pregnancies as a “blessing.”

    – The same North Carolina newspapers that gave flood-the-zone coverage to a rape that never happened at a Duke lacrosse party completely ignore real rapes happening right under their noses, being committed against children by immigrants providing cheap labor to the state’s farming and meat-packing industries.

    – Since 2004, Mexicans have beheaded at least a half-dozen people in the United States.

    – Mexican drug cartels — not ISIS — pioneered the practice of posting videotaped beheadings online.

    – In 1980, Reagan won the biggest electoral landslide in history against an incumbent president, Jimmy Carter. Without the last 40 years of immigration, in 2012, Mitt Romney would have won a bigger landslide than Reagan did. He got more of the “Reagan coalition” than Reagan did.

    – If Romney had won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still would have lost. If he’d gotten just 4 percent more of the white vote, he would have won.

    • avatar Leland says:

      Kennedy said that critics who said that the 1965 immigration act would “flood our cities with a million immigrants annually” were wrong. Of course, that “flood” is exactly what happened. He also said about the 1986 amnesty that he would never support another one being brought before Congess. Of course, that is exactly what happened in subsequent years and he supported it every time. Just another chronic liar and double dealer.

      A hypocrite also. When there were proposals to put wind turbines off the coast of Massachusetts he was against it because it would be unattractive visually. Ok, but part of the reason we need more electricity from things like turbines is a growing population, mainly because of immigration. The Kennedys are essentially phony environmentalists because they support the mass immigration that only exacerbates our environmental problems.

  3. avatar JB says:

    O’Malley, I meant OWE Malley as he is called here in Maryland calls the illegals New Americans. As the new governor said in his campaign ads (Owemalley’s Lt Gov was running for governor), OweMalley never met a tax hike he did not like. He is bad news.

  4. avatar Kyle says:

    O’ Malley has been an enabler of these illegal alien parasites since his days as mayor of crime city, like BO, we really can not afford another utter incompetent in the Peoples House!

  5. avatar Leland says:

    We’re losing tremendous contributions to tax revenue and GDP…” claims Paul Reyes of USA Today. The typical tactic of telling half the story. He doesn’t bother to acknowledge that most of the people who will be legalized will be low income and that will eventually make them eligible for government benefits that will cost far more than their “tremendous contributions”.

    As for the GDP nonsense, more people raise GDP but it does not guarantee a better life for any one. India’s GDP is constantly growing and it’s based on population growth. But who would want to be overcrowded, polluted India? Maybe Mr. Reyes does but I don’t think a whole lot of other people do.

  6. avatar Kyle says:

    Yet another demented FH and cancer in our nations media, Raul Reyes!