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  • Immigration: Visa quagmire forces San Jose cafe owner to ‘self-deport’

    02/27/2018 7:41:42 AM PST · by ssaftler · 29 replies
    Khaled Altarkeet is so frustrated, he is “self-deporting.” After an immigration quagmire left his business visa in limbo, the owner of a popular cafe across from San Jose State University has closed his business, let go his half dozen employees, donated the leftover food to Catholic Charities and, on Wednesday, will board a plane with his wife and four children to fly back to his home country of Kuwait. “I’m shutting the business and forgetting the United States,” said Altarkeet, sitting for the last time in the empty cafe with the chairs stacked on the tables last week. “I will...
  • Why Republicans Need To Self-Deport From Washington DC (Good Idea, Bad Idea...)

    12/28/2017 4:56:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 28, 2017 | Brad Todd
    There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically. The Republican Party is sick, so sick it can’t breathe, and its lack of oxygen has given it severe muscle fatigue. There’s a chance that what ails the GOP is terminal, but to give ourselves a chance at recovery, we’ve got to move—physically.The party’s national committees, think-tank brains, campaign strategists, and government functionaries all live in the fever swamps of Washington that firmly anchor the snotty southern end of the Acela Corridor. The GOP’s elected and unelected leaders...
  • Executive Order that Could Cause Millions to Self-Deport

    09/19/2017 7:27:45 AM PDT · by genghis · 110 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/14/2017 | David Barulich
    This idea to use the tax code as a method for getting businesses to replace illegals with legal workers is amazing! Trump could do an executive order and put this in place immediately. It's even better than building a wall because a border wall doesn't do anything about the illegals who are already here. This article describes something that would cause millions of illegals thrown out of work to deport themselves. No ICE round-ups necessary. No need to wait for Congress!!!!
  • The families desperate to flee from Donald Trump's America

    04/04/2017 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 4, 2017 | By Hannah Thomas-Peter
    At the end of a lonely country road in upstate New York, a taxi pulls up. Five people get out and stand uncertainly in the freezing rain - two men from Yemen, a woman from Eritrea and her two small boys. They've come to flee America through its northern border, in to Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police waiting on the other side of the snowy ditch tell them they will be arrested if they cross at this unofficial border point. The two men, the woman and her sons take just a few steps over the invisible border and in...
  • [Vanity] 30 million plus illegals would leave the United States were a war to start here

    06/10/2016 5:51:38 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 74 replies
    One-on-one interviews | 10 June 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Illegal aliens here in the United States would leave in huge numbers were the United States attacked by a foreign force. From personal conversations, it is evident that the Mexican, Central American, Caribbean and South American contingent would look for the first plane, train or bus out of town were such to happen. Moms have clearly stated they would take their children and leave. More than likely, Indians, Pakistanis, Middle Easterners, etc. would also flee. Those who have been living here off of the goodwill of the American people would turn and run in the event of armed conflict. This...
  • Cruz won't create special deportation force

    01/10/2016 7:08:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/10/16 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he'll deport 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. if elected president, but won't create a special force to do it. Cruz's opponent Donald Trump has said he would create a deportation force that will go from "door-to-door" and remove all of the illegal immigrants from the country. Pressed by CNN's Jake Tapper over whether he would do the same, Cruz said there are already agencies to do that. "We have a door-to-door force, it's called ICE and border patrol," the Texas Republican said. -snip- Pressed by Tapper to explain how he would remove an estimated...
  • Romney and Self-Deportation

    08/22/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by BobL · 37 replies
    (self) | Aug 22, 2015 | (self)
    I have a question for you FReepers. In a Primary debate in late January, 2012, Romney tried to get to the right on illegal immigration by proposing that we make conditions so difficult for the illegals that they pack it up and go home on their own (i.e., self-deportation), rather than rounding them up and deporting them. A Google search finds many columns on this topic, but only immediately after that debate. Then Obama brought it up in an October debate, just before the election and blasted Romney on it. After the election, the Republican 'advisers' (most of them...
  • Five Serious Truths About Illegal Immigration That GOP Candidates Have To Accept

    08/20/2015 1:24:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Journal by IJReview ^ | August 19, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    <p>Hey, GOP primary losers, you better get out there fast with a real immigration plan, because right now you are losing to Donald Trump and that makes you the epitome of loserdom. But unlike Trump, you should be serious about ending the illegal immigration nightmare. His supporters are. Hell, his opponents are, too. Yet some of you haven’t just flirted with amnesty – Rubio tried yet couldn’t score, but donor class puffball Jeb Bush has gotten to third base with amnesty and is trying to round home.</p>
  • 'Go home' immigration posters are already working, Downing Street claims

    07/29/2013 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    'Go home' immigration posters are already working, Downing Street claims Downing Street has claimed that the Home Office’s controversial “go home” immigration campaign is “already working” and suggested the scheme could be rolled out across the country. By Peter Dominiczak, Political Correspondent 1:10PM BST 29 Jul 2013 According to David Cameron’s spokesman there has been a “great deal of interest” from illegal immigrants voluntarily calling a Government helpline and asking how to leave the country. However, Downing Street later indicated that the Home Office has not actually provided any statistics that prove the scheme is working and that officials have...
  • On ‘Self-Deportation’ — The Wall Street Journal vs. Romney

    11/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    IÂ’ve elsewhere addressed other shortcomings in this morningÂ’s Wall Street Journal editorial urging Republicans to reassess what is portrayed, in the wake of strong Hispanic electoral support for President Obama, as their hostility to immigration. Here, IÂ’d like to focus on the editorsÂ’ swipe at Mitt Romney's endorsement of "self-deportation": " Mr. Romney ... often pandered to his party's nativist wing (especially after Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the primaries), even endorsing what he called 'self-deportation.' That may have endeared him to one or two radio talk show hosts, but it proved a disaster on Tuesday. This is an...
  • State's immigration tide shifts back to Mexico

    04/29/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | April 29, 2012 | by: ALLIE SHAH and PAM LOUWAGIE
    Sales of suitcases and duffel bags are brisk at Las Petacas Luggage on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. Owner Santos Jimenez Hernandes says he sells lots of luggage to people on their way back to Mexico. "The majority of the people are telling me that they've had problems with immigration," he said. Signs of the change are evident in Minnesota, where the number of Mexican-born immigrants has "leveled off some" over the past five years and is now around 60,000, according to estimates from State Demographer Susan Brower. Brower said her sense is that the number of jobs has declined....
  • Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

    04/24/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jeffrey Passel, D’Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
    The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries. The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border...
  • Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.

    04/24/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, showing a dramatic shift as many illegal workers are moving back to Mexico from the U.S. because there are so few job opportunities. The new analysis comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law. Mexican immigrants make account for nearly 60 per cent of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. and last year there were 6.1million in America. That number was down from its peak in 2007...
  • Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker?

    01/27/2012 12:51:27 PM PST · by Biblebelter · 8 replies
    1/27/2012 | Biblebelter
    Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker? Massachusetts politicians are such hypocrites that they just can't help themselves when it comes to having it both ways. Contrary to Democrat Party elite mythology John Kerry's most serious political wound did not come about by Swiftboating, but was self-inflicted. The poster boy for political hypocrisy will be forever remembered for saying," I voted for it before I voted against it." Mitt Romney is as slick as they come and he is well programmed by his handlers. He did not directly say that his father was an immigrant in...
  • Memo to Gingrich: 'Red card' is path to amnesty

    11/25/2011 10:04:03 PM PST · by Fred · 76 replies
    WND ^ | 11/25/11 | Tom Tancredo
    f Newt Gingrich is a "policy wonk" as his friends proclaim, he is a very lazy one. He should have read the Kriebel Foundation's "Red Card Solution" before endorsing it as a non-amnesty solution to our immigration conundrum. The so-called Red Card Solution purports to create a new guest-worker program that solves all of our immigration problems. It strengthens border security, helps employers fill low-skilled jobs, bars criminals from participation and does all of this by "empowering the private sector" without use of taxpayer dollars. Maybe in the fine print it also wipes out the national debt. The problem is,...
  • Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law Can Withstand Legal Challenges, Experts Say

    06/11/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2011
    Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants will likely survive legal challenges from advocacy groups that say it is unconstitutional and racist, analysts told Fox News. The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, empowers police to arrest people suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they are stopped for another reason and requires businesses and schools to verify whether workers and students are in the country lawfully. It also makes it a crime to knowingly transport or shelter illegal immigrants. As soon as Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill into law Thursday, the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law...
  • Fleeing Phoenix for fear of immigration law

    07/22/2010 3:44:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 75 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2010 | Nicholas Riccardi
    As families leave the city, and state, some neighborhoods — already suffering from the weak economy — are left with fewer customers to sustain business. Reporting from Phoenix — Every time a customer buys some of the large fabric tote bags from the Dollar Store at 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road, Najmuddin Katchi sees another piece of his business vanish. The purchase of the briefcase-sized shoulder bags means that another one of Katchi's customers, mostly Latino immigrants, is packing to leave the state before what is touted as the nation's toughest law against illegal immigrants takes effect July 29. Katchi's...
  • Illegal Aliens Fleeing Arizona; Media Laments

    06/09/2010 10:41:18 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 103 replies · 473+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | 6/9/2010 | Shannon Bell
    Ever since Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a tough new immigration bill, illegal aliens fleeing Arizona are a common sight. The undocumented, as the media likes to call them, are trying to get ahead of the tough new law before its implemented. The media is lamenting the fact that so many families who were having such a wonderful life are now being forced to move. One such media report can be seen in the video below. CBS, one of the usual suspects in journalistic ineptitude, reports that illegal aliens fleeing Arizona in droves simply because of the misguided bill...
  • Mexican illegal immigrants leaving U.S. in self-deportation

    04/28/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies · 847+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 28, 2010 | Martha
    With the passage of the tough new anti-illegal immigration act in Arizona, some illegal Mexican immigrants have begun to return to Mexico without waiting for it to go into effect.
  • Feds Scrap Self-Deportation Program for Illegals ( "only method that works is enforcement" )

    08/23/2008 6:52:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 180+ views ^ | August 22, 2008
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A pilot program allowing illegal immigrants to surrender to authorities to avoid jail and have more control over their deportation has been dubbed a failure. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it is ending its "Scheduled Departure" program when the three-week trial concludes Friday. Only eight people participated in the program, officials said. "Quite frankly, I think this proves the only method that works is enforcement," Jim Hayes, acting director of ICE's detention and removal operations, told The Associated Press on Thursday.