Archive for the 'Immigration' Category

Infosys Fine Highlights Needed Immigration Reforms

Monday, November 4th, 2013

By John Miano, CIS.org

Infosys has agreed to pay a record $34 million dollar fine for visa abuse. Infosys was circumventing the H-1B quota by bringing foreign workers in under B visitor visas instead. Such foreign workers have to return home every few months to renew their visas.

This is a very common practice throughout the industry — and it is not just the Indian companies that are doing it. When I worked for the now-defunct American company Digital Equipment, they were doing the exact same thing.

Here are some points that this raises:

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SEND FREE FAX TO YOUR HOUSE REP URGING HIM/HER TO COSPONSOR ‘NO AMNESTY’ RESOLUTION

Friday, November 1st, 2013

We can do it. We can stop giving a free ride (immigration amnesty) to the 11 – 20 million illegals in this country. It’s up to the House and the House is controlled by Republicans — and there’s only 16 more days left in this year’s session. Thanks to NumbersUSA, you can immediately send a free fax to your House rep by filling in a few text boxes and pressing a button. The form will automatically find and route your fax to your House rep based on your zip code. Please use and distribute this link:

https://www.numbersusa.com/sendfax?id=15504

The default fax is shown below, but you can choose from a bunch of different letter templates:

… Please cosponsor H. Res. 326, a resolution calling on Congress to reject any immigration reform that provides legal status or amnesty to illegal aliens.

With 20 million Americans unable to find a full-time job, it’s important that illegal aliens not be given work permits, legal status, or amnesty as part of any immigration reform legislation. I hope you will cosponsor H.Res. 326 and make it clear that amnesty is not the sort of immigration reform America needs. …

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Immigration Policy Decision-Making by Insulated Decision-Makers

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

By David North, CIS.org

The elite establishmentarians who make immigration policy — senators, foundation heads, ranking federal officials, corporate CEOs, and their ilk — are totally out of touch with the mass of Americans who are impacted by those policy decisions. And the former’s mas-migration decisions reflect this.

The policymakers’ kids and grandkids, of course, do not compete with international migrants for jobs at the bottom of the labor market. Likewise, the policymakers typically do not experience first-hand the impacts of over-population by, say, riding the New York subways.

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Dial Three for Arabic for Public Assistance in Michigan, USA

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

by Phyllis Chesler

“Give me your tired and your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

These immortal words were written by a Jewish-American woman, Emma Lazarus, whose roots are Sephardic; her words are inscribed on the American Statue of Liberty and have welcomed countless immigrants as they arrived at these shores in flight from persecution and in search of a better life. Most were poor, illiterate, traumatized, and could speak no English. The impoverished needed to pass a medical exam and were sent back if they failed it. They also needed someone to vouch for them in terms of housing or employment. Thereafter, if they worked hard (six or even seven days a week for subsistence wages), they could and did become American citizens. Their children would receive an American education—more priceless than the gold that were said to pave the streets.

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Challenge your House rep to honestly answer “5 Immigration Questions”

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The mere thought of granting amnesty to 11 – 20 million illegal immigrants should frighten any common sense American citizen. Amnesty means that wannabe tyrants like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Michael Bloomberg, and Barack Obama will achieve their “dream of a permanent Democratic majority” in the U.S. The entire political, cultural, social, and economic landscape created by our Founding Fathers will be destroyed by amnesty. Concerned citizens must engage in the democratic process to stop the current immigration “reform” madness. Since the Senate has passed a massive, contorted amnesty bill, it’s up to the House to stop this crazy train. Shown below are five questions you must challenge your House rep to answer honestly. Please read these questions and answers provided by the The Heritage Foundation, and then CONTACT YOUR HOUSE MEMBER NOW (everything you need for contacting your House member and getting involved in fighting amnesty is included in this link):

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Four Levels of Immorality Within the Illegal Immigration Business

Monday, August 12th, 2013

By David North, CIS.org

The grim story of some illegal aliens being forced out of a ship onto a booby-trapped desert island reminded me that there are different levels of immoral conduct in the illegal alien business — I will get back to the island later.

Everyone involved in illegal immigration is, of course, playing a harmful role to the host society, but some of the players are even more unattractive than others. And some classes of players are much more numerous than others.

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Tell your senators to vote NO on immigration amnesty bill S.744!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

PLEASE ACT NOW! using the links below as the Senate is voting on the immigration amnesty bill, possibly the most wide-ranging piece of nonsensical legislation proposed in decades. The bill puts amnesty first and border security last (if ever). Tell your senators to vote NO on S.744! It will just take you a couple of minutes. (For information to present to your senators, see below.)

Senate Bill S. 744 is a piece of legislation that will destroy the American dream. Among its many heinous provisions are that it will grant amnesty to 11 – 20 million illegal immigrants, grant amnesty to “employers found to have employed illegal aliens or who are currently employing illegal aliens,” cost American taxpayers $6.3 trillion when our country is already drowning in debt and unemployment is high, take away jobs from Americans already struggling to find work or who are under-employed… This piece of legislation has been cobbled together using the old smoky backroom deal-making tactic. The devastating impact of S. 744 is summarized here, here, here, and here. You can use these links to learn about the immigration amnesty bill, find out why you must oppose it, and arm yourself with facts to present to your elected representatives when contacting them. PLEASE ACT NOW!


OPPOSE IMMIGRATION AMNESTY IN 3 EASY WAYS

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The Senate is voting on an immigration amnesty bill that may destroy America. Urge your senators to vote AGAINST the amnesty bill, S. 744. ASK THEM TO PUT BORDER SECURITY FIRST. You can save this great nation with just a little time and effort:

All the information you need about S. 744 is summarized here (opens in a new tab/window), but here are some bullet points, too:

S. 744 would, according to NumbersUSA:

  • give work permits and legalization to 11+ million illegal aliens in the first year, and entice millions more foreign workers to come illegally in the future;
  • double authorized immigration to 22 million over the next decade, swamping the 20 million Americans who want a full-time job and can’t find one;
  • add millions of less-educated, low-wage immigrants to all the country’s welfare and entitlement programs; and,
  • do all of the above without even guaranteeing improved enforcement at the border and workplace in the future.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, Amnesty is not just for illegals under SB 744, but will apply to the employers of illegal aliens:

… Amnesty for employers found to have employed illegal aliens or who are currently employing illegal aliens. …

Amnesty for employers who did not withhold and/or submit payroll taxes for individuals illegally in the United States. …

Amnesty for employers who violated labor laws by paying unfair wages, who failed to pay wages, etc. …

Amnesty for employers who violated labor laws by paying unfair wages, who failed to pay wages, etc. …

Amnesty for employers who facilitated Social Security fraud and identity theft by providing or accepting false Social Security numbers. …

According to Senators Cruz, Grassley, Lee and Sessions, S. 744:

  1. Provides immediate legalization without securing the border;
  2. Rewards criminal aliens, absconders and deportees and undermines law enforcement;
  3. Contains extremely dangerous national security loopholes;
  4. Facilitates fraud in our immigration system;
  5. Creates no real penalties for illegal immigrants and rewards them with entitlements;
  6. Delays for years the implementation of E-Verify;
  7. Does not fix our legal immigration system;
  8. Advanced through a process predicated on a deal struck before mark-up; and,
  9. Rewards those who have broken our laws by offering a special path to citizenship.

Please act now!


Portman Takes on Gang of Eight’s Flawed Version of E-Verify

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

By Jerry Kammer, CIS.org

[3 EASY WAYS TO OPPOSE IMMIGRATION AMNESTY]

Press attention on yesterday’s Senate debate has focused on the battle over the amendment proposed by John Cornyn to tighten border security metrics. It is an important discussion that will continue for some time. But I was more impressed with the strong performance of Ohio Republican Rob Portman in exposing the problems with the Gang of Eight’s proposal for a new E-Verify system.

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Power and Rice: A recipe for more global leftism and jihad, more state control and fewer freedoms

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

This past week U.S. President Obama made Susan Rice his new National Security Adviser and Samantha Power his ambassador to the UN. Both women have the kind of credentials, loyalty and temperament that Obama needs to go full steam ahead on his second term agenda which includes the Obamification of the world, further apologizing for America, weakening the U.S. at every opportunity and saying “sorry” by supporting the most dangerous players on the world stage. The President is effectively giving up America’s position as defender of freedom and promoter of democracy and Judeo-Christian values. The Pax Americana era has long since disappeared. The safety derived from strength has disappeared. A state of vulnerability has resulted from political correctness and contrived shame that Obama conveys as a mea culpa for the U.S. having once been a dominant nation.

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“Dog Logic” and the Senate’s Immigration Bill

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

By W.D. Reasoner, CIS.org

[Oppose immigration amnesty in 4 easy steps]

Two dogs share my home; they’re wonderful companions for empty-nesters such as my wife and me. They have worked their way into our hearts in ways we didn’t expect. Our grown children get a big charge out of that. They accuse use of having let the dogs become surrogate kids and suggest half-seriously that they won’t be surprised when we begin calling the dogs by their names.

To inoculate myself in advance against that charge, I have reminded them that my mother, in an astounding display of free-association, frequently commingled the names of children and dogs in her own household, both before and after my siblings and I serially grew up and left home — a hilarious fact my kids know well, having observed it for themselves over the years in their interactions with grandma. I have suggested therefore, that if this happens with me, it’s genetic and I can’t be held accountable.

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Naiveté and disunity is a green light for those who want to exploit us

Monday, May 27th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

Disunity is making it difficult to impossible to deal with the terrorism we see happening all around us. My late father used to caution us that everything should be done in moderation. We were told to approach important decisions with care by weighing every action, looking at all the evidence, and considering all the options. He could not countenance reckless abandon. The fight against terrorism is being hampered severely by a reckless disregard for the truth, an inability to face the facts, a naiveté about the source of terrorism and a lot of propaganda that has politicized terrorism in ways inimical to finding viable solutions. The situation is being made worse by those whose inability to comprehend the dangers have them splitting hairs with their own and thus preventing any joint decisions that need to be reached. During past threats to our way of life in previous generations individuals, leaders and countries came together to confront the enemy but now we come together to comfort the enemy.

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Oppose immigration amnesty in 4 easy steps

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

If you want instructions on how to use this tool or background info, click here. If you want sample letter text to copy and paste, click here. Otherwise, send your emails to your senators:

There are many reasons to oppose Senate Bill 744 — a proposal for giving amnesty to 11 to 20 million illegal aliens first, then securing our borders later — all with a price-tag of $6.3 trillion. The last sentence should be enough to convince you to oppose S. 774. Some more reasons are shown below in the bullet list. I’ve created a subject line and stock letter you can use to send emails to your senators urging them to oppose S. 744. 1) Just copy the letter text, or better yet, compose your own; 2) go to the oval marked “1 START” and fill in your email, name, and zip; 3) fill in your full address; 4) paste your letter text and send it to your senators. Your senators names and addresses will be found for you, and your message will be delivered to them automatically. (Follow the flow and instructions in the contact tool provided by PopVox.)

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A Mix of Conspiracy and Democracy: The S. 744 Process to Date

Friday, May 24th, 2013

By David North, CIS.org

[ACT NOW to stop immigration amnesty from destroying the American dream]

The manner in which the Gang of Eight’s S.744 reached the floor of the Senate included a mix of both open democracy and behind-the-doors secrecy.

Regardless of the merits of the omnibus immigration bill (which many find wanting) the procedures used to get the bill to, and through, the Senate Judiciary Committee were both interesting and uneven. I have been following the bill for weeks and watched many hours of the Committee’s mark-up, during which it considered, at least nominally, hundreds of amendments.

You might say that there were three phases of the bill’s history so far.

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Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West

Friday, May 24th, 2013

by Daniel Pipes*

The gruesome murder yesterday of a soldier outside London by a Muslim convert, Michael Adebolajo, brings to mind that throat slitting and beheading are Islamically sanctioned forms of execution. Although these occur particularly often in the course of family-related crimes — think, for example, of the case of Aasiya Hassan in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., killed by her husband in 2009, stabbed with two hunting knives more than forty times in the face, back and chest, then beheaded — this monstrous form of violence is also used in non-family instances. Some of those that took place over the past decade in the West in chronological order include:

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