Napolitano Says Border Secure, Amnesty Needed on Newshour
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says that with the border more secure, it’s time to pass a mass amnesty. “[Y]ou know, you’re never going to seal that border. That’s not a possibility. But you can discuss border security and immigration reform simultaneously now. We don’t have to this kind of first this, then that. At this point, they actually go together,” Napolitano said.
Less Immigration Makes Housing More Affordable, Wages Higher Says UK Home Secretary
“House prices could be 10% lower over 20 years if the Government cut net migration to zero, Mrs May, the home secretary, said.
She added: ‘Uncontrolled, mass immigration displaces British workers, forces people onto benefits, and suppresses wages for the low-paid.’ Mrs May also announced more than 100,000 foreign students would be interviewed before being allowed into the UK to root out abuse from April,'” the Telegraph reports.
“Mrs May said the Government was on course to meet its pledge to cut net migration, the number of people who come to live in the UK for more than a year less the number leaving, to the tens of thousands by 2015.”
Hold Lifted on Georgia ID Checks
“A federal judge in Atlanta has cleared the way for a section of Georgia’s tough law targeting illegal immigration that had been blocked to enter into effect,” the AP reports. “A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit in August ruled that a part of the law that authorizes law enforcement to verify the immigration status of criminal suspects who fail to produce proper identification should be allowed to go into effect.”
Joseph H. Nye – Bigger is Better
“During the twentieth century, the US recorded its highest percentage of foreign-born residents, 14.7%, in 1910. A century later, according to the 2010 census, 13% of the American population is foreign born. But, despite being a nation of immigrants, more Americans are skeptical about immigration than are sympathetic to it. Various opinion polls show either a plurality or a majority favoring less immigration. The recession exacerbated such views: in 2009, one-half of the US public favored allowing fewer immigrants, up from 39% in 2008,” says Joseph H. Nye.
“While too rapid a rate of immigration can cause social problems, over the long term, immigration strengthens US power. It is estimated that at least 83 countries and territories currently have fertility rates that are below the level needed to keep their population constant. Whereas most developed countries will experience a shortage of people as the century progresses, America is one of the few that may avoid demographic decline and maintain its share of world population.”
LaMountain – Illegal-Alien Amnesty Is GOP’s Poisoned Chalice
“Since the election, some Republican-leaning pundits have maintained that Mitt Romney lost more than 70% of Hispanics, and thereby the presidency, because of his reputedly tough stance on illegal immigration. Their ‘solution’ is for Republicans to get behind ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ — amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. If they don’t, the pundits insist, they will render themselves a permanent political minority at the national level,” Richard LaMountain says in an Investors Business Daily op-ed.
“The problem with this analysis: It’s wrong. The election didn’t prove that Hispanic voters opposed Romney because of his positions on immigration. And Republicans shouldn’t sell the farm on the assumption that they did.”