America longer has a mostly agricultural, low skilled economy as it did in the 19th or early 20th century. Today, we need skilled and educate immigrants that can enhance the economy and assimilate into society.
President Trump has proposed a plan for what America needs: a "merit-based" immigration system compliments the "rule of law" and gets rid of the loopholes and outdated laws currently on the books.
America needs educated and skilled workers, and less emphasis on family ties. Currently, approximately 12 percent of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family connections.
Under the new plan, skilled workers admitted would shift to 57 %, and immigrants admitted based on family connections would drop to 33 %.
CBS’ “60 Minutes” show did a report on the border on Sunday, April 27, and the New York Times did a piece about the “border crisis”, so it appears some liberals made be waking up to the problems on the border. However, conservatives need to have a reality check on illegal immigration and border security, because even if the border is secured today and all illegal immigration ended, what about the rest of the problem? Or have we lost America already?
- What about the Illegal aliens already here? Will they be rounded up and deported?
- What about the illegal alien children with “families”? Will DACA apply to them and their families? Will they receive a new special amnesty?
The Democrat governor of New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, demanded on Friday, April 19, that members of the United Constitutional Patriots, a “militia group” as described by the liberal Mainstream Media, stop detaining or arresting illegal aliens at the border. Gov. Grisham said the group members are "regular citizens who have no authority to arrest or detain anyone."
On the other hand, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico wants Gov. Grisham and the New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to investigate the group because they say some of the group's members are armed. It appears the NM ACLU is familiar with the Second Amendment.
Gov. Grisham reaction is not surprising. She has been a critic of Pres. Trump’s immigration and border security policies and refused to support the Border Patrol in her state.
While the ACLU is demanding an investigation of the United Constitutional Patriots, the ACLU itself should be investigated for defending illegal aliens, for un-American activities, and for undermining the Constitution of the United States.
We must stop illegal immigration by not excusing illegal aliens and rewarding them with legal aid.
This week, April 22-26, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to count self-identified illegal aliens in the 2020 census. Democrats and liberals are worried that adding the “citizenship question” could result in an undercount and the loss of political power and billions of dollars in federal funds. However, American taxpayers deserve to know how many illegal aliens reside in their communities because of the public costs.
Many Americans have complained for years about the growing cost to taxpayers, especially regarding the impact of the current surge of Central American families and unaccompanied minors. In 2017, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the pro-legal immigration think tank, found illegal aliens are a net consumer of taxpayer benefits worth more than $100 billion a year, not including the cost of enforcing the border.
Dan Stein, director of FAIR, said, "We're talking about billions of dollars in taxpayer benefits over the next few years. The payout for the taxpayer is enormous, and income to the Treasury is minuscule."
In a clear example of inference in free markets, as well as another example of facilitating illegal immigration, the City of San Antonio has asked Aguila Express, a bus company based in Eagle Pass, to stop overcharging migrants for their tickets from the border town to San Antonio. This action by the City could also be interpreted as a violation of the state’s Anti-Sanctuary Cities law.
San Antonio City Attorney Andrew Segovia wrote a letter to the bus company saying, “The vulnerable nature of this population is no secret. They are already overwhelmed without having to deal with predatory or illegal business practices. The mistreatment of these individuals must cease immediately.”
How can, and why should San Antonio’s government tell a private business what to charge for a service? What’s next, Demanding that the price of hamburgers de reduced for specific groups and populations?