Today’s Immigration Headlines – Aug 31, 2015

Mass Legal Immigration Will Kill the GOP

“If the federal immigration program continues to operate at its current pace — about 1 million green cards issued per year — it will create nearly 15 million potential new voters over the next two decades, disproportionately liberal, as I will explain below. If Senator Rubio and the rest of the Republican establishment had gotten its way and the House had passed Chuck Schumer’s bill, the number of these potential new voters minted by mass immigration by 2036 would have been more than double that, over 32 million,” says CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian.

Jindal – Immigration Without Assimilation is Invasion

“Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal told John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” that immigrants who “want to come to our country should come legally,” but need to assimilate themselves into American culture,” the Daily Caller reports.

Obama Administration Pays 400,000 to Prosecutor Pressured to Release Illegal Alien Criminals

“Patricia M. Vroom is the top attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Arizona. When the Obama administration initiated its unilateral policy of “prosecutorial discretion”, allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. as long they have not yet been convicted of a serious felony crime, they found attorney Vroom too slow in authorizing the release of illegal aliens who had committed crimes in the U.S. but did not yet meet the administration’s high threshold for seeking deportation of such undocumented aliens,” reports.

Media Horrified by Deportation

“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites, despite their legal right to stay,” the AP writes.

GOP Has No Clue on Trump

“Remember way back to two weeks ago when the Donald Trump candidacy was the best thing to ever happen to Jeb Bush? The billionaire business mogul would distract the other contenders for the nomination, the Bush team assured pundits all over Washington. Trump is “other people’s problem,” declared Mike Murphy, chief strategist of the pro-Bush Super PAC Right to Rise. The Donald would allow Jeb to just keep on chugging along. Bush would become the safe and responsible brand—the Honda Odyssey of 2016—to which panicked Republicans would eventually flock,” Politico writes.

French Minister Says Anyone and Everyone is Welcome

“French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has claimed that all migrants fleeing war or persecution can come to Europe, potentially triggering another huge wave of people attempting to settle across the continent. The claim, which would open Europe up to hundreds of millions, if not billions of people able to claim “legitimate” refugee or asylum status, comes as most European countries struggle to cope with processing the hundreds of thousands already entering Europe,” Breitbart News says.

Profs. Threaten Wash. State U. Students With Failing for Saying “Illegal Alien”

“Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ ‘Women & Popular Culture’ class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers ‘oppressive and hateful language,’” Campus Reform reported.

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    The billionaires who claim they want a smaller government should be putting their money into reducing immigration, because it’s going to be the death of the present Republican party. Scott Walker changed his mind on birthright citizenship within a week, because his billionaire backer said he would withdraw his support. Just like last fall, the Republicans said they would undo the presidential amnesty executive orders if they were given control of Congress and have done nothing.

    You hear claims that Hispanics are “naturally conservative” because of their religious beliefs and “family values”. Among those values is support for massive government programs. The people who claim that immigrants are going to support Republicans in any large percentages, if only the GOP supports amnesty, need to explain where they get that belief from. Because poll after poll shows they want high taxes and big government.

    California at least used to be somewhat in contention in presidential elections. Now it’s not even a contest. And other big states like New York and Illinois are the same with more to come. So those rich conservatives need to explain why they are underwriting the destruction of the GOP with their mass immigration proposals.