SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE
Donald Trump reportedly will announce today further executive actions on immigration, including at least temporary restrictions on accepting refugees from nations with ties to “radical Islamic terrorism.” Critics claim these new restrictions violate constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion.
In fact, no alien has a right to come to this country, let alone an entitlement to the liberties assured by our Constitution. The President has complete latitude in determining who is admitted into the United States. His bipartisan predecessors exercised this power in recent decades to block immigration by adherents to hostile ideologies like Naziism or communism that require their adherents to seek the destruction of our form of government.
Mr. Trump recognizes that we must not import in our time more immigrants committed to a similar outcome in the name of imposing here another supremacist totalitarian ideology, Islam’s Sharia.
He’s absolutely right.
The Obama administration’s strategy is to count on the fact that the public and the media will not take notice of each individual and incremental step they are taking to undermine immigration enforcement and grant de facto amnesty to as many illegal aliens as possible. This report exposes the strategy and the policy objectives behind it
Unless Congress cuts immigration rates through legislation, Seesions said, the U.S. will “legally add at least 10 million new legal immigrants over the next 10 years– a bloc of new residents larger than the cities of Atlanta (population: 447,000), Los Angeles (3.88 million), Chicago (2.7 million), Boston (645,000), Denver (650,000), St. Louis (318,000), and Dallas (1.25 million) combined.”
This doesn’t include the many illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration has tended to increase in line with the increase in legal immigration. If you want to lose the Republic, this is the way to do it.
You can’t make this stuff up.
The President is continuing to take action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. Today, the Administration announced a final rule that will allow spouses of certain high-skilled workers to contribute to the economy while they wait to obtain lawful permanent residence status (or a “green card”) through their employer. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants—and that grows our economy. This change, as well as the other actions announced by the President this past November, will do just that.
The President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has also released an updated report on the economic impact of the President’s executive actions, which are now estimated to boost the nation’s GDP by as much as $250 billion over ten years, due in part to increases in the size of the American workforce and to increased innovation from high-skill workers. These actions will also increase the productivity and wages of all American workers, not just immigrants, as evidenced by a large body of academic work cited in the CEA report. […]
DHS estimates that in the first year, there may be nearly 180,000 spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule, with as many as 55,000 eligible annually in following years. These women and men are Americans-in-waiting, whose families are often stuck for years in lengthy green card backlogs as a result of our broken immigration system. Allowing them to put their skills to use will reduce the strain on their families during that waiting time, and will yield significant benefits for our economy as well.
Unlocking the talents of more highly-skilled Americans-in-waiting by providing a portable employment authorization for those workers stuck in the green card backlog, allowing them to accept promotions, change positions or employers, or start new companies.
Someone forgot to tell this judge Obama is above the law.
Via CNS News:
A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a “memorandum opinion” on Tuesday stating that President Barack Obama’s unilateral action on immigration–which would allow some illegal aliens to stay in the United States and work–is unconstitutional.
“The November 20, 2014 executive action on immigration is unconstitutional,” says Judge Arthur J. Schwab in one heading of the “memorandum opinion” he issued in the case of United States of America v. Elionardo Juarez-Escobar.
The case involves and illegal alien who had been deported from the United States in 2005, returned, was working in Pennsylvania, and then was pulled over this year for a traffic violation and subsequently charged with driving under the influence.
“In determining whether the Executive Action is applicable to the Defendantt, this Court must first determine whether the Executive Action is constitutional,” said the court. “The Court is bound to ensure that the Constitution’s structural safeguards are preserved.”