Immigration is a major issue again in the 2020 elections and there are many different concerns Americans including illegal immigration, border security, refugee resettlements, employer based H1B Visas that replace or outsource American jobs, and the massive hidden costs of illegal immigration.
President Trump has had many successes without any cooperation from Democrats including $5 Billion to fund building the southern border wall and negotiated a deal with Mexico for border enforcement.
Recently the Supreme Court ruled on a rule change to prove an immigrant will not be a public burden. This article is a good primer on illegal immigration costs:
Your taxpayer dollars are footing the spiraling costs of illegal immigration !
Refugee resettlement costs?
The following site provides the US Government overview of how the process works. Unfortunately, the “Voluntary Agencies” are paid extremely well for each refugee but local communities are NOT reimbursed for the increased burden on schools, welfare, healthcare, law enforcement, etc.
President Trump issued an Executive Order in 2019 that state and local communities must be consulted for resettlement but many governors have not embraced local communities having a voice. An Obama judicial appointee issued a stay on that order in January of 2020.
Sometimes legal immigration has loop holes, abuses, and lack of government oversight.
For instance, a F1 or OPT VISA enabled foreign student comes to the US and never return home or companies outsource their US Citizen jobs to foreign nationals via the H1B Visa, etc.
Extract from a NY Times article:
“Congress and multiple Administrations have inadvertently created a highly lucrative business model of bringing in cheaper H-1B workers to substitute for Americans. There are mainframe-sized loopholes built into the H-1B program’s design – the statutory law, regulations, administrative law, and policy guidance – and a complete disinterest on the part of multiple Administrations in enforcing the current rules, however weak they may be. Some of these loopholes are intentional, some are not, but they all add up to a system that encourages employers to exploit the H-1B program for cheap labor. Given the extraordinarily high profits involved in using guest workers instead of Americans, it should surprise no one that many employers are taking advantage of this business model and lobbying to expand it.”
Think it will never happen to YOUR job after you investing many years in school and doing a great job?
Walmart outsourced almost 600 accounting jobs in Charlotte in 2019 !
The latest issue is Senate Bill S386 which effectively increases the Green Cards for India being pushed for passage without a public record vote! This bill does NOT support President’s Trumps America First Agenda. Call or write our Senators and the WhiteHouse.
All of the above abuses and loopholes create a situation where a single non-citizen can ultimately bring extended families of siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. This is referred to “chain migration”.
Anchor Baby situation – Per WikiPedia:
“There has been a growing trend, especially amongst Asian and African visitors from Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Nigeria to the United States, to make use of “Birth Hotels” to secure US citizenship for their child and leave open the possibility of future immigration by the parents to the United State.”.
Handcuff ICE and DHS also known as
“The New Way Forward Act”
The absolute worst imigration reform has been proposed by Democrats in the form of House Bill 5383 >>> https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5383/text
This bill basically makes it ILLEGAL for DHS and ICE to deport any Illegal Imigrant convicted of a Felony!
Tucker Carlson his Feb 7 Fox sCarlson reviewed this legislation on his Feb 7 show: >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wMntDFfAhQ
Per Tucker “Don’t let the name fool you – their way “forward” for America completely blurs the distinction between a citizen and a noncitizen, making U.S. citizenship meaningless, turning illegal immigrants into a victim class.”
“The legislation is sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. At roughly 4,400 words, it’s almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution,” Carlson said.
“A paper in California agrees:
“Under this legislation, the criminals are the victims, law enforcement is illegitimate, and the only solution is to get rid of both”
Think it could never happen? If the Democrats win in 2020 it absolutely could pass ! Just look and the crazy legislation proposed or passed by the Virginia Democrats after taking control in 2018.