Citizenship and Immigration

A Nation of Immigrants

Michelle Malkin

Aug 20, 2018

    The common narrative today is that after decades of globalism, hard-hearted Americans now seek to close the nation’s borders to new immigrants. But the truth is that the United States maintains the most generous immigration policies in the world. However, as Michelle Malkin explains, a few ill-conceived immigration policies are threatening to destroy the American Dream for Americans and aspiring Americans alike.

Transcript of “A Nation of Immigrants

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

    These poetic lines, engraved on a bronze plaque beneath the Statue of Liberty, speak to who we are: a nation of immigrants. Until now . . .

    As Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer lamented, “Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty.” We’ve turned our backs on those huddled masses. Closed our borders. Separated families. Hardened our hearts.

    Or so you would think if you only read the headlines or watch TV news. Just one problem: It’s not true.

    The United States still maintains the most generous immigration policies in the world. Generous to a fault…because the overwhelming numbers have stymied our ability to assimilate the huddled masses. 50 million residents of America are foreign-born. In fact, today the United States has more immigrants as a percentage of its total population than at any time since 1890. That’s why, to give one illustration, 176 different languages are spoken among students in the New York City school system.

    How did we get here? For starters, America grants permanent residence to a million people every single year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg because of something you’ve probably heard referred to as “chain migration.” Chain migration allows immigrants to sponsor not only their immediate family—parents, spouses and children under age 21, but much of their extended family once they gain citizenship: unmarried adult children and any children they might have, married adult children and their children, and brothers and sisters and their children. Princeton University researchers, using the most recently available data, found that immigrants sponsored an average of 3.45 additional relatives each.

    So, the one million immigrants granted permanent residence each year potentially adds, over time, another three and a half million.

    In addition, an estimated 100,000 refugees and asylum-seekers — people who claim to be fleeing political or personal strife abroad — enter the country annually. From 2008 to 2017, the U.S. gave green cards to well over a million people for humanitarian reasons, allowing them to live and work here permanently. After five years, they can apply for full citizenship.

    We’re not done yet. In that same time frame, nearly half a million more people came to America through the diversity visa lottery—a program designed to admit more people from “underrepresented” countries into the U.S.

    Diversity visa applicants don’t need a high school education, job skills — or pretty much anything. And, thanks again to chain migration, spouses and unmarried children under 21 of visa lottery winners also get to come to America.

    This non-stop flow of new legal immigrants — based on family ties instead of skills, abilities, and allegiance to American values — has, of course, been supplemented by millions who enter the country illegally and stay illegally.

    Dominant media outlets use the euphemism “undocumented,” but the official U.S. government term used in federal statutes is “illegal alien”: an unlawful entrant who came without permission and stays in open defiance of our laws.  The number of illegal aliens in the country is usually given as 11 million, but have you noticed that number never seems to change? Common sense suggests it’s higher—much higher. And though illegal aliens themselves don’t qualify for welfare, they receive free health care in our clinics and hospitals, and through their American-born children they can expect to receive all manner of benefits—cash aid, food stamps, and housing vouchers. Their children are entitled to a free education in public schools.

    Building a high-tech border barrier would certainly help stem this flow. Ending chain migration is another obvious remedy. E-Verify, the national database that allows employers to check workers’ immigration status, is also essential. So is a fully-functioning entry-exit system to track visa overstayers.

    But all solutions will ultimately fail unless we get control of the numbers and enforce our laws consistently.  It’s Sovereignty 101: This is our home and we have not only the right, but the responsibility, to determine who comes in, how many come in, and what qualities and qualifications they bring.

    The truth is, we let in millions. And, of course, millions more want to come. Who can blame them? But it’s simply not possible or desirable to let in everyone.  And it’s not hateful to say so.

    It’s not hateful to protect our borders. It’s not hateful to protect our citizens. It’s not hateful to protect our values.

    Lady Liberty may be shedding tears—not because we’ve stopped welcoming immigrants, but because our ill-conceived immigration policies are threatening the American Dream. 

    I’m Michelle Malkin, CRTV host and author of Invasion and Sold Out

Political Reality Based On Historical Reality

       The Framers and Founders established America on the rule and order of immutable Law. It was law made aware by the validation of true science and unblemished uncorrupted history. Resulting in what many historians regard as Divinely inspired, the Constitution of the United States of America addresses and acknowledges the repetitive constant failure of humanity to hold to and be guided by Truth.

      In a speech given before the Young America’s Foundation, Dinesh D’Souza ties historical truth to the current political, financial, and moral attack on America. It needs to be heard and disseminated by all loyal to the original intention of the Constitution.

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Liberals still hysterical over Hillary Clinton’s loss get their own ‘disease’ & The Insanity of Socialism

Liberals still hysterical over Hillary Clinton’s loss get their own ‘disease’

President Donald Trump attends a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, FL
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Tammy Bruce
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    A “feeling as though the world is going to end.” That could describe what millions of people could have experienced in the last 100 years. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sept. 11, the ISIS rampage throughout the world, all not only understandably evoked fear of the world ending, but all revolved around madness, war and genocide.

    But today that feeling is brought to liberals simply because their favorite lost an election. And strangely enough, it seems compounded with every good piece of news about the economy and the national security of the United States. Weird, no?

    Today’s “feeling as though the world is going to end” is now a hallmark of those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, a term meant to identify and mock people back from the edge of a mass hysteria assigning everything horrible in the history of humanity to a guy who was simply better and smarter at campaigning, and liked the American people more than his opponent.

    Now the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canada alerts us to psychologists in the United States treating patients with what some in the field are terming “Trump Anxiety Disorder.” Yes, that would be TAD for short.

    Forget about facing Soviet missiles 90 miles off the coast of Florida, or al Qaeda working to get its hands on a nuclear device. No, today’s distraught don’t like the man elected president of the United States and are subjected to various Obama and Clinton henchmen (and women) constantly telling them that there’s treason, racism and Nazis, oh my!

    They have been goaded by a Democratic member of Congress to confront Trump supporters; a former Obama official compared border enforcement to the Holocaust; and we hear that people are going to die because of whatever the day’s Trump Armageddon happens to be.

    “‘Trump Anxiety Disorder’ may not be an official diagnosis, but therapists know the symptoms,” the CBC tells us.

    ” ‘Is he gonna blow us all up?’ So inquired one of [a psychologist’s] patients recently, fretting out loud about the volatility of U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions during a therapy session at her Washington practice …,” continued the CBC report. The psychologist “refers to it as a ‘collective anxiety’ among patients who feel on edge about how potentially dire the president’s decisions could be. ‘There is a fear of the world ending,’ she said. ‘It’s very disorienting and constantly unsettling.’ “

    In all fairness, Mr. Trump has blown up a lot. Like unemployment, which is now at historic lows. He also blew up ISIS. A few are scrambling around, but like the cockroaches they are, we’ll get the stragglers. He’s figuratively blowing up MS-13, the transnational terrorist gang also responsible for a nationwide sex trafficking ring.

    Yet, the CBC reports, “In a 2017 essay for a book co-edited by psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., called the condition ‘Trump Anxiety Disorder,’ distinguishing it from a generalized anxiety disorder because ‘symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate,’ reported the network. “Though not an official diagnosis, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what’s happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media, she said.”

    One clinical psychologist in the report noted it was the consumption of “media coverage” of the president that was making anxiety about the president worse.

    There are so-called journalists and Democratic leadership in the news every day telling people that the sky is falling; that literally Armageddon is upon us; that Mr. Trump and most working with him are committing treason; that a foreign nation is in control of the country; and that ethnic cleansing is unfolding at the border.

    All of these claims are as demonstrably unhinged as the lunatic “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory that insisted Hillary Clinton and John Podesta were running a sex-trafficking pedophile ring from the basement of a pizza shop in Washington, D.C.

    Here are the facts of the matter: Because of Mr. Trump’s policies, liberals like everyone else, have more money in their pocketbooks, are keeping more of the money they earn, are earning higher wages, are safer from domestic and international threats and have reason to be optimistic about the future.

    We had 4.1 GDP growth in the second quarter of this year and the trade deficit dropped by more than $50 billion. This week consumer confidence was near an 18-year high. We have added 3.7 million new jobs since the election. We are in the midst of the longest positive job-growth streak in history. 95 percent of American manufacturers are optimistic about their company’s outlook, the highest level in history. More than 3.5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps.

    But … Armageddon.

    Certain psychologists and academics may want to assign a “disorder” to the those responding to the hysteria coming from Democratic party leadership and media, as though their anxiety-ridden reaction is beyond their control, and perhaps even Mr. Trump’s fault. It’s not. Unsurprisingly, many Democrats are tired of being misled, manipulated and abused by people like Rep. Maxine Waters, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper and even Mrs. Clinton herself, and have decided to walk away from the party.

    Liberal and leftist politicians want their own base to be depressed, afraid and paranoid about Mr. Trump. After all, when you’re consumed with conspiracy theories about Trumphitler, you don’t have any time to ask yourself about the disastrous failures of liberal leadership, and why Mr. Trump is making things exponentially better while Democrats made things worse.

  • Tammy Bruce, president of Independent Women’s Voice, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.

The Insanity of Socialism

Mark Pribonic

1 August, 2018

    The belief in socialism takes a certain degree of insanity as defined by Einstein, who remarked that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In socialist Venezuela, the people can’t even find toilet paper, so what is the solution? Try a rebranded package of socialism.

    Socialism has failed to deliver throughout history. Tens of millions of people have died or starved in its wake, including the Pilgrims. Capitalism, not socialism, is responsible for the great advances in human history that has allowed people to lead more productive and healthier lives. What do you think the healthcare is like in Venezuela?

    Why would anyone think socialism would work any better this time around?

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