Immigration Headlines

Utah Guest Worker Plan Remains Stalled

“With Congress stuck among the contradictory demands of labor, business and talk-radio restrictionists, neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama has been able to move the needle on immigration reform. Meanwhile, as the economy gathers steam, states face a tight labor market at all skill levels,” says open border supporter Shikha Dalmia in the Wall Street Journal.

“There might be a way forward, if Congress enacts legislation to give states standing waivers or permission to craft their own guest-worker programs. It sounds radical, but several states, red and blue, have already been trying to do this.”

Immigration Policy Should Benefit America

“[O]ur immigration policy is for the benefit of the people who are already here, legally. It’s not for the benefit of the would-be immigrants. Unless applicants bring skills, education or other resources that can contribute to our society, it is self-destructive to allow them in on a permanent basis,” notes a letter to the Post-Gazette.

Cruz, Rubio Continue to Spar on Immigration

“In perhaps his most sustained attack to date against Mr. Rubio, whom he has tried to portray as overly cozy with establishment Republicans, Mr. Cruz spent several minutes assailing the congressional colleague he has called a friend. He pivoted quickly to a criticism of Mr. Rubio’s past work on a bipartisan immigration bill that included a pathway to citizenship, which has become a chief vulnerability for Mr. Rubio among many conservative voters,” the New York Times wrote.

Refusing to Learn Europe’s Lesson

“What happens in France happens in Belgium. It happens in Sweden where much of Malmo, the third largest city, is controlled by Muslim immigrant gangs — emergency medical personnel attacked routinely enough that they will not respond to calls without police protection, and the police in turn unwilling to enter without back-up. Not long ago in Britain, a soldier was killed and nearly beheaded in broad daylight by jihadists known to the intelligence services; dozens of sharia courts now operate throughout the country, even as Muslim activists demand more accommodations,” says Andrew McCarthy in National Review.

Refugee Issue Fuels Anti-Merkel Backlash

“Europe’s refugee crisis has resurrected Germany’s AfD anti-immigrant party, which aims to enter three new state parliaments next year by luring conservative voters angry with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door asylum policy,” Reuters reported.

“The Alternative for Germany party holds its annual congress this weekend in Hanover, where it will outline its plan to bring order to what it calls the ‘asylum chaos.’”

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  1. avatar Leland says:

    More “woe is us” propaganda from the open borders Wall Street Journal. First of all, through thick and thin, recession or not, they have constantly for 30 years been advocating for more foreign workers. It’s always a
    “tight labor market at all skill levels” for them. What that REALLY means is that business can’t get ever enough of the minimum wage no benefits workers they prefer instead of having to pay decent wages to Americans.

    Although the unemployment rate is “officially” down, there is still a very large pool of those called the “partly unemployed” and it is much higher than the numbers before the recession hit in 2008. These are people who want more hours but their employers won’t give those hours because if the companies do that, then the workers become full time and then must be paid more benefits

    Open border advocates are caught between an intellectual rock and a hard place. There is not one who will answer the question about whether there is a limit on the number of people this country can accept. Because if they admit there is a limit then their theories are revealed for the fraud they are. There is no way masses of people paying little or no taxes could begin to pay for the infrastructure needed to provide services for them. LA freeways are at a standstill now all day. And doubling the population of California would make no difference? Explain how that’s possible.

    • avatar Leland says:

      China issued a warning today in Beijing because smog levels were 20 times acceptable levels. If China’s population of 1.4 billion were about a third or less of that, their pollution problems would be much easier to deal with. But according to open border libertarians, the more people the better. It “grows the economy” they claim. At what cost doesn’t seem to matter.

      • avatar No Change says:

        You just said yes and justified 330M in the US…….1.4/.330= NOT EVEN A THIRD a fourth or so and you are crying about it