Immigration Headlines – Mar 4, 2016

The “Unmentionable” History of Immigration

“In 1907, education reformer Booker T. Washington and NAACP cofounder W.E.B. Du Bois co-authored a book lamenting “the importation of foreign labor.” They said it was relegating blacks to the lowest of the low-level jobs, or shutting them out of the economy altogether. As far back as 1895, Washington had urged America’s budding industrial tycoons to fill their new factories with black, not immigrant laborers. He was a gentleman in the way he made the suggestion. Du Bois was less diplomatic. He said the fat-cat factory owners cared only about cheap labor — cheap and white. And immigration filled the bill,” says an op-ed in the Trentonian.

Immigration Judge Disputes Claim About Minors Facing Deportation

“A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys,” the Washington Post says.

“Weil, in a brief email, said his statements don’t ‘present an accurate assessment of my views on this topic’ and were being ‘taken out of context.’ He said he would need Justice Department permission to speak further and did not respond to subsequent emails.”

Trump Reverses on Debate Remarks on High Skilled Immigration

“Donald Trump promised Thursday night to be flexible on immigration, and as soon as he got off the stage at the debate in Detroit he made use of that flexibility, recanting a new position on guest-workers that he’d staked out just minutes before. In response to Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly, Mr. Trump said he had changed his stance on H-1B visas and would welcome more high-skilled workers into the U.S. workforce — a reversal of a position he listed on his campaign website,” the Washington Times wrote.

Swiss Gov’t Prepares to Cut Immigration

“Switzerland on Friday unveiled tough draft legislation for unilateral curbs on immigration, raising the stakes in talks with Brussels on limiting the influx of foreigners from the European Union. Switzerland is two-thirds of the way through a three-year timetable to enforce a binding 2014 referendum vote in favor of immigration quotas which would violate a bilateral pact guaranteeing freedom of movement for EU workers,” Yahoo News reports.

How Easy is it to Move to Canada As An American

“We talked to lawyer Zool Suleman, a specialist in Canadian immigration, refugee and citizenship law since 1992 and the founder of law firm Suleman & Co. how someone can go about making the move north. If you are looking to immediately leave the U.S., American citizens can always just visit Canada for up to six months without having to renew their visa, but if you are looking to become a permanent, brand new Canadian, here are six ways you can escape a possible Trump dystopia,” Nextshark.com says.

Court Ruling Overturns DHS Rules on Green Cards

“Caribbean immigration advocates have won a major victory after a United States federal judge ruled that part of an immigration regulation has set the bar too high for obtaining lawful permanent residency for spouses of Caribbean and other immigrants taking a second shot at marriage,” Jamaicaobserver.com says.

Santorum Says Conservatives Divided on Immigration

“Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Thursday that the Republican party and conservatives are divided on the issue of immigration, and that every law passed in the country should be done with the best interests of America in mind. Mr. Santorum, a former 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said beyond economic and moral issues, immigration is important as well,” the Washington Times reports.

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  3. avatar Leland says:

    The link to the “Trentonian” in the first post is a must read. The author, Dave Neese, lays out the case of how liberal Democrats at one time were using the exact same language as the so-called “nativists” of today in describing the flood of foreign labor that business wants to lower their labor costs

    “We have a massive poverty population coming into our country virtually every day from Mexico”. Donald Trump? No, that was former vice president and lifelong liberal Walter Mondale in the early 70s. He doesn’t mention it, but Samuel Gompers, the founder of the American Federation of Labor the AFL, wrote a letter to Congress in 1924 urging them to drastically cut immigration. [btw, they did] because big business was using the flood of immigrants to keep wages down. Too bad his successors have sold out.

    As Neese says: “Now, though, these Democratic leaders have joined the Chamber of Commerce/Wall Street Journal editorial page choir. They’re singing from the same pro-immigration hymnal.”

    The article also quotes Barbara Jordan, a black Congresswoman who was appointed by Bill Clinton in the 90s to chair a commission that recommended cutting legal immigration in half.

    Jordan said: “Our patience is growing thin towards those attempting to overwhelm the will of the American people by acts that ignore, marginalize, or circumvent our immigration laws.”

    As Neese comments: “In 2016, 22 years later, there’s suddenly great surprise that growing numbers of people wearing Trump buttons are shouting a loud amen to that statement.” And let’s not forget Hillary, who said in 2003 that she “doesn’t like illegal immigrants”. That was before she thought she could get more votes by pandering.