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  • Immigration Will Go Bust Without $1.2B Bailout

    07/08/2020 4:27:55 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 31 replies
    safehaven ^ | Jul 02, 2020 | Charles Benavidez
    Immigration Will Go Bust Without $1.2B Bailout By Charles Benavidez - Jul 02, 2020, 6:00 PM CDT United States With the Trump administration on a continued anti-immigration tear as a campaign-hedge for November 2020 elections, and as the COVID-19 pandemic rampages on, the American immigration system—largely funded by visa and green card applications—is basically running out of money. Now, it may have to temporarily lay off thousands of workers, and thus potentially bring immigration to a near halt from its already painfully slow crawl.
  • A German Immigrant Woman’s Gettysburg Address

    07/04/2020 11:27:27 AM PDT · by euram · 6 replies
    Long Island Wins ^ | Nov 13 2013 | Patrick Young, Esq.
    On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln headed on horseback through the streets of Gettysburg to deliver his most famous speech. He rode past the impressive gatehouse at the Evergreen Cemetery to the newly dug graves of Union soldiers that lay beyond it. The gatehouse was the home of a German immigrant family that had endured the battle and spearheaded the first burials after it ended.
  • Poll: Most Liberals Say Americans Are Too Lazy to Work

    07/03/2020 5:46:29 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2020 | Neil Munro
    Fifty-one percent of liberals and 45 percent of Democrats told a pollster that too few of their fellow Americans are willing to fill construction, technology, hospitality, and other service jobs, regardless of pay. From June 23 to June 28, Rasmussen asked its panel of 1,500 likely voters: People say immigrants fill construction, technology, hospitality and other service jobs that Americans don’t want. Are there Americans who would take those jobs if pay and working conditions were improved or are there just not enough Americans willing to do that kind of work? Most Americans recognized that their fellow citizens would work...
  • SpaceX’s Historic Launch Should Inspire More Of Us To Take Risks

    05/27/2020 7:25:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Amid the pandemic, the SpaceX launch should inspire us to be risk-takers, trying new things and starting new ventures. We can only achieve great things if we don't let fear dictate how we live our lives. Two American astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, will strap themselves in the Dragon capsule, which sits on top of the Falcon 9 rocket — both built by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX — and depart for the International Space Station on May 27.This extraordinary event embodies much historic significance. The Falcon 9 rocket will be launched from the same launch pad at the Kennedy...
  • Democrats' $3T coronavirus relief bill extends stimulus checks to certain undocumented immigrants

    05/12/2020 5:39:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 5/12/20 | Marisa Schultz
    The Democrats' new $3 trillion coronavirus relief legislation expands direct payment eligibility to many more people than last time, including undocumented immigrants who pay taxes. Each eligible person would receive $1,200 stimulus checks, up to $6,000 per household, according to the newly released legislation. For example, a married couple filing taxes jointly would receive $2,400. They would get an additional $1,200 for each of their dependents, up to three, for a maximum benefit of $6,000. Under the first round of checks, eligible individuals got a one-time payment of up to $1,200, or $2,400 per couple, plus $500 for each child...
  • Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden’s immigrant community: Somali and Iraqi immigrants hit hardest

    05/09/2020 10:29:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 05/09/2020 | David Keyton
    The flight from Italy was one of the last arrivals that day at the Stockholm airport. A Swedish couple in their 50s walked up and loaded their skis into Razzak Khalaf's taxi. It was early March and concerns over the coronavirus were already present, but the couple, both coughing for the entire 45-minute journey, assured Khalaf they were healthy and just suffering from a change in the weather. Four days later, the Iraqi immigrant got seriously ill with COVID-19. Still not able to return to work, Khalaf is part of the growing evidence that those in immigrant communities in the...
  • Immigrants, hard hit by economic fallout, adapt to new jobs

    04/24/2020 5:31:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2020 | By CLAUDIA TORRENS and GISELA SALOMON
    NEW YORK - Ulises García went from being a waiter to working at a laundromat. Yelitza Esteva used to do manicures and now delivers groceries. Maribel Torres swapped cleaning homes for sewing masks. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated sectors of the economy dominated by immigrant labor: Restaurants, hotels, office cleaning services, in-home childcare and hair and nail salons, among others, have seen businesses shuttered as nonessential. The Migration Policy Institute found that 20% of the U.S. workers in vulnerable industries facing layoffs are immigrants, even though they only make up 17% of the civilian workforce. And some of those immigrants,...
  • Supreme Court sides with government in immigration case

    04/23/2020 4:26:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 4/23/2020 | ap
    The Supreme Court is making it harder for noncitizens who are authorized to live permanently in the United States to argue they should be allowed to stay in the country if they've committed crimes. The decision Thursday split the court 5-4 along ideological lines. The decision came in the case of Andre Barton, a Jamaican national and green card holder. In 1996, when he was a teenager, he was present when a friend fired a gun at the home of Barton's ex-girlfriend in Georgia. And in 2007 and 2008, he was convicted of drug possession in the state. His crimes...
  • Divided Supreme Court rules for Trump administration in requiring immigrant's removal

    04/23/2020 12:13:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision that an immigrant with lawful permanent resident status cannot fight deportation due to a previous offense, even though that crime was not grounds for his removal. In a 5-4 ruling with conservative justices on one side and liberals on the other, the court ruled for the Trump administration in holding that the statute in question, as drafted by Congress, requires deportation in the case of Andre Barton, even though the assault offenses that prevent him from appealing were not enough to deport him in the first place. "Removal of...
  • Millions of U.S. citizens won’t get help from stimulus checks-spouses/parents unauthorized immigrants

    04/16/2020 7:24:32 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 16 April 2020 | Dianne Solis and María Méndez
    Christina Segundo is angry. She’s a U.S. citizen, raising four children in Fort Worth with her husband. Friends around her are receiving $1,200 or more under the government’s colossal stimulus effort. But Segundo gets nothing. She and her immigrant husband file taxes jointly and he uses a federal ITIN, an individual taxpayer identification number. Such couples have been surgically excluded from help. Potentially millions of U.S.citizens will get no federal stimulus assistance under the $2 trillion pandemic aid package because there are also unauthorized immigrants in their families: The CARES Act excludes unauthorized immigrants and most U.S. citizens or legal...
  • Top sheriff: Illegal immigrants released over COVID-19 will disappear (Massachusetts)

    04/14/2020 2:08:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/20 | Paul Bedard
    One of the nation’s most influential sheriffs on illegal immigration warned Monday that immigrants freed by judges concerned about the coronavirus spreading in jails will disappear after the crisis is over. “The question many people ask is, ‘Are they going to turn themselves in after the COVID-19 incident is over?'” said Bristol County, Massachusetts, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. “And the answer is, no, of course not,” he said. A local judge has ordered Hodgson to release dozens of illegal immigrant inmates he had been holding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He told a Center for Immigration Studies Zoom panel that most...
  • Poorer NYC neighborhoods hit hardest by virus

    04/02/2020 9:43:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2020
    NEW YORK - The coronavirus pandemic has touched every part of New York City, but new data shows it is hitting especially hard in neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to have many people living under one roof. Here are the latest coronavirus developments in New York: Data released late Wednesday by city health officials shows that residents in the immigrant-rich Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona sections of Queens have tested positive for the virus in far greater numbers and at higher rates per capita than in wealthy, mostly white parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn....
  • These taxpayers won't get stimulus checks. That's unjust

    03/27/2020 3:35:14 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:24 PM ET, Thu March 26, 2020 | Tim Breene
    In the midst of this economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, there is broad bipartisan support in Congress to provide payments to American taxpayers to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus. Among other components of the nearly-$2 trillion relief package negotiated in the US Senate, the agreement announced Wednesday morning reportedly will include checks of $1,200 to most American adults. These funds are supposed to help those who are out of work to pay for food and lodging and to stimulate the contracting US economy, encouraging people to spend even while they are stuck at home. Unfortunately, the Senate...
  • Illegal Border Crossings Drop by Half as New Coronavirus U.S.-Mexico Border Policies Go Into Effect: DHS

    03/23/2020 2:45:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | Mar 22, 2020
    A Trump administration official said Sunday that illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, but there was confusion about how it was all working. Anyone caught crossing the border illegally is to be immediately returned back to Mexico or Canada, according to the new restrictions based on an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Friday. According to Mark Morgan, the acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the decision applies to all migrants. “We’re not going to take you into our...
  • Trump admin to begin turning back all undocumented immigrants, asylum seekers at borders

    03/17/2020 9:58:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 18 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The Trump administration is reportedly planning to turn back all asylum seekers at both the northern and southern borders over concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Four administration officials told The New York Times on Tuesday that the policy would apply to asylum seekers and any other migrant seeking to cross the border illegally. Ports of entry would remain open to American citizens, green card holders and some foreigners with proper documentation as well as commercial traffic, according to the report. Under the new policy, which the officials said would be announced within 48 hours, migrants crossing the border between the...
  • Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    03/12/2020 8:22:25 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | March 11, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk).  I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” and causes the disease COVID-19) (“SARS-CoV-2” or “the virus”) by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security.  Because the outbreak of the virus was at the time centered in the People’s Republic of China, I suspended and...
  • AG Racine Leads 19-State Coalition Opposing Trump Effort To Limit Asylum For Immigrants Of Color

    03/10/2020 12:49:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    oag.dc.gov ^ | oag.dc.gov
      March 6, 2020 DHS and DOJ Rule Forces Asylum-Seekers to Seek Refuge in Countries with High Levels of Violence and Ill-Equipped to Protect Them from Persecution WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a 19-state coalition challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine asylum protections. Under an interim final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) are requiring asylum-seekers to undergo a “threshold screening” before determining if they can seek asylum in the United States. In a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the plaintiffs in U.T. v. Barr, the State Attorneys General argue that this...
  • Massive crime wave victimizes Sweden's kids!

    03/03/2020 7:27:06 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    conservativeangle.com ^ | 3/1/2020 | unknown
    There’s a new crime wave developing in Sweden among children. “In 2016, there were 1,178 robberies against children under 18 years of age. In 2019, the number had increased to 2,484. The number of violent crimes where the suspect is a child under 15 years of age has also gone up dramatically: In 2015, there were 6,359 reported violent crimes where the suspect was a child under 15. In 2019, that number had increased to 8,719 reported violent crimes.” Police spokesman Carin Gotblad said it’s “ordinary children who are robbed on their way to and from school, they are called...
  • The Greeks tow a boat of migrants out of the territorial waters of Greece and leave them for dead.

    03/02/2020 3:50:07 PM PST · by NorseViking · 95 replies
    TRT (Turkey) | March 3, 2020
    Videocamera captured the moment of atrocity commuted by the Greek Couast Guard. Video cameras captured the moment, as the forces of the Hellenic coast guard in the Aegean sea dragged back the rubber boat with a group of migrants on B board. In recent days, thousands of migrants wishing to reach Europe, headed overland to the border crossing in Edirne and across the sea to the Greek coast. On the of the coast guard Forces of Greece withdraw a rubber boat with a group of illegal migrants from the territorial waters of Greece. Migrants on boat were rescued by the...
  • Islamic State media operative advises Muslims in the West to be “patient” and “strike the enemy with a deadly blow”

    03/01/2020 4:58:11 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1 Mar, 2010 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    In a Muslim Brotherhood-style message, “a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media operative” is advising “ISIS supporters in the West who are not able to join jihad frontlines to wait patiently for the right time to carry out deadly attacks.” The woman — who goes by the name Greenlantern — delivered a theological message and call to jihad that resembled the message given by 9/11’s mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), who once advised…. “We will win because Americans don’t realize . . . we do not need to defeat you militarily; we only need to fight long enough for you to defeat yourself by...