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Immigration Reform - Throwing Open The Immigration Floodgates
« on: August 16, 2012, 02:01:50 PM »
Just in time for the Election....

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/15/us/immigration-deferred-deportation/index.html
Undocumented immigrants line up for relief from deportation
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 7:50 AM EDT, Thu August 16, 2012

(CNN) -- Long lines formed at help centers and lawyers' office across America Wednesday as thousands of young, undocumented immigrants began applying for relief from deportation.
 
They took advantage of one of the biggest immigration policy changes in years. An executive order by President Barack Obama allows those who entered the country illegally as children to remain and work without fear of deportation for at least two years.
 
A crowd formed at Chicago's Navy Pier Wednesday to get help from immigration lawyers and fill out forms.
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"I feel I am a citizen," she said. "The only thing that is stopping me is a little piece of paper."
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The form, titled "Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," was dated August 15, 2012, and bore the expiration date of February 28, 2013.
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Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said applicants who have not committed major crimes can apply without fear of deportation.
 
The forms were made available two months after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that people who arrived in the United States as children may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years subject to renewal, and upon approval would be eligible for work authorization.
 
As many as 1.7 million youths may qualify for the program, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
 
Dubbed Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the deferral program was created in June under an executive order signed by President Barack Obama.
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Obama and Napolitano have called for Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which would put into law similar steps for children of illegal immigrants to continue living and working in the country.
 
Republicans who blocked Democratic efforts to change immigration laws have condemned the move, with some calling it an improper maneuver to skirt congressional opposition.
 
Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a GOP foe of Democratic proposals on immigration, threatened in June to sue to stop Obama "from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
 
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has called the decision "a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership," while House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has called the change a "decision to grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal immigrants."

Others predicted the move will tighten an already poor job market for young Americans.
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Presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in June that the issue needs more substantive action than an executive order, which can be replaced by a subsequent president.
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http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f2ef2f19470f7310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f2ef2f19470f7310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

[ Many of these "youths" are over 18 and are of voting age. .... ]

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/15/us/immigration-change-five-things/index.html
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As many as 1.7 million youths may qualify for the program, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. To be eligible to apply, you must have arrived in America when you were 16 or younger and must be under 30 now. You must also have lived continuously in the United States for five years and must be currently in school or already graduated from high school or have served in the military. You cannot apply if you have been convicted of a felony or major misdemeanor.
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The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 05:04:22 PM »
I just heard this AGAIN today ... "Skills Gap" "Competency gap"  BS!

http://progressive.org/skills-gap-myth
The 'Skills Gap' Myth
By Roger Bybee, March 25, 2013

Corporate America has come up with a clever rationale for the plague of high unemployment. The problem is the “skills gap” between the requirements of modern technology and under-educated workers, they claim.

Our still-deplorable unemployment rate of 7.7% has nothing to do with the defects of the economic system, but on the defects of under-skilled workers, corporate leaders tell us.

This flimsy explanation for persistent unemployment and falling wages is thoroughly dynamited by Prof. Marc Levine’s recent study of the so-called “skills gap.”
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Recently, the “skills gap” has become a favorite theme for executives like Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelmer, politicians such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and establishment-friendly pundits Thomas Friedman of The New York Times and Fareed Zakaria of CNN. They use this “gap” to explain away persistent high unemployment. President Obama, during the fall campaign, also uncritically echoed the complaints of executives about under-skilled workers.
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The blame-the-worker mentality lurking behind the “ skills gap” thesis was more explicitly laid out by PIMCO hedge fund owner Bill Gross, who declared, “Our labor force is too expensive and poorly educated for today’s marketplace.”

When we talk about the “skills gap,” we can forget about inequality between the top 1% and working Americans.
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... the heads of corporations who enjoyed a record $1.876 trillion in profits in 2012. They also managed to accumulate a record $4.75 trillion in savings, up from  $1.2 trillion in 1995. And, recently, the stock market hit an all-time high.
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SUDDEN AMNESIA FOR SKILLED WORKERS?
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JOBS IN SKILLED SECTORS?
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WAGES RISING TO ATTRACT SKILLED WORKERS?
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MORE OVERTIME TO FILL THE GAP?
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UNDER-SKILLED OR OVER-QUALIFIED?: A pervasive skills gap would raise the demand for workers with higher skills, as measured in indicators like college degrees. Instead, the percentage of college-degreed workers working in jobs where they are obviously over-qualified—as bartenders and retail clerks—has climbed notably.
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FUTURE NEEDS: HIGHEST IN LOW-SKILL AREAS: In stunning contrast to the calls of corporate, political and media elites for a better-educated workforce, forecasts of future needs show an increased demand in occupations that require a high school degree or less.
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In this context, the “skills gap” myth plays a vital role in taking the spotlight off corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies, Levine writes: “There’s a strong ideological component behind the skills gap trope: it diverts attention (and policies) from the deep inequalities and market fundamentalism that created the unemployment crisis, and focuses on a fake skills gap that had nothing to do with the surge in unemployment since 2007.

The “skills gap” narrative, says Levine, diverts public discourse away from “such inconvenient questions as
1) why corporate profits are at record levels while unemployment remains high and wages stagnant;
2) Why U.S. manufacturers invested in less domestic capacity than competitors over the last decade, and
3) How offshoring and other management strategies have devastated the employment base of cities like Milwaukee, and how Wisconsin employment is especially at risk from trade with China and Mexico.”

Levine’s report directly states the inescapable truth which the elites’ mythical “skills gap” seeks to obscure:

“The problem isn’t a malfunctioning ‘talent pipeline;’ the problem is a sputtering job-creation machine, in both the quantity and quality of jobs created.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_LeVine

http://www4.uwm.edu/ced/publications/skillsgap_2013-2.pdf
The Skills Gap and Unemployment in Wisconsin
Separating Fact From Fiction


by:
Marc V. Levine
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for Economic Development
Working Paper
February 2013

There is apparent unanimity among Wisconsin business executives and policymakers that the state faces a “skills gap:” thousands of jobs going
unfilled because too few Wisconsin workers possess the skills, education, and training for them
. This skills mismatch, it is argued, is the central reason why unemployment remains high, even as job vacancies remain unfilled.
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Most tellingly, more than three years after the official end of the Great Recession, there remain over three times as many unemployed workers as job openings in the US. Even if every unemployed person were perfectly matched to existing jobs, over 2/3 of all jobless would still be out of work. And this calculation understates the jobs shortage, as it does not include discouraged workers or those involuntarily working part-time.
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In fact, Wisconsin suffers from the opposite of a skills gap. The true challenge here is of an economy that generates too few jobs, and a labor
market that is characterized by the underemployment and over-qualification of skilled and educated workers.

The “jobs gap” has created a skills mismatch, all right, but it’s the inverse of the one commonly put forward: it is a mismatch of too many highly educated workers chasing too few “good jobs” in the Wisconsin and Milwaukee labor markets.
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[ Here is a CNBC "Skills Gap" story: ]

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49478657
There Is a Skills Gap...Just How Big

Monday, 22 Oct 2012
By: Allen Wastler
Managing Editor, CNBC.com



Have you heard about the so-called skills gap?

That's the cute term for the notion that employers have jobs, but just can't find people with the right education or abilities to fill them. (We journalists love cute terms such as "skills gap." Like "fiscal cliff" and "mancession," it's catchy headline shorthand for a pretty serious issue).

Now there's a kind of duel over it. You see, most "skills gap" arguments center on a 2011 survey by the consulting firm Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. That survey of executives found that the skills gap is responsible for about 600,000 jobs going unfilled.

But last week the Boston Consulting Group said the skills gap is not so bad and that only 80,000 to 100,000 jobs are going unfilled because of it. It's analysis is based on wage and inflation rates around the country. Where wages outstripped local inflation, that's where employers were paying more to get talent.
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http://www.cnbc.com/id/100571628
Skills Gap Causing Losses in Productivity and Revenue in Top Ten World Economies, According to CareerBuilder Survey
Published: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013

The growing deficit of skilled labor needed to fill in-demand jobs is causing a drag on employers across the globe.

A significant number of employers in the ten largest world economies said that extended job vacancies have resulted in lower revenue and productivity and the inability to grow their businesses.

Employers in China were the most likely to report having open positions they cannot fill and corresponding negative effects on their company performance.

Russia houses the largest percentage of employers reporting a revenue shortfall tied to extended job vacancies while the U.S. is among those most likely to report a productivity loss. Japan ranked high among those who said the inability to find skilled talent has impeded expansion of their businesses.
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 05:11:30 PM »
When Globalist media talks skills it means neo-feudal jobs skills.

Like mopping a floor or stacking shelves or working other pieces of equpiment and never being aware of the bigger picture.

Basically they want a Spongebob Squarepants economy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxymwN7nYQQ

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Re: The Skills Gap Myth
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 05:19:42 PM »
 Catterpillar, can you say IN CHINA.
  Need a job, hop on a jet..
Corporations don't care, it is evident the target is USA, bringing it down..Gov approval in every move taken by the big dogs.
  Industry has been and allways will be attached politicaly. The one time we took them on, UNIONS, we won, United.
  The mafia smelled big bucks and infiltrated many & unions have for the most part lost their courage and sucked up to the powers. $

  
 

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Re: The Skills Gap Myth
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 05:21:58 PM »
Yep, all of us Americans are just uneducated, unskilled dummies.
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 06:20:38 PM »
 OH! Days gone bye...But now Have Come Back?

"MAKE MORE BRICKS"---saith the Taskmaster in Egypt!
 
are we in Egypt?
 
you think about it!

i allready have my answer... THIS IS THE SKILL! MAKE MORE BRICKS!
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 06:39:05 PM »
Yep, all of us Americans are just uneducated, unskilled dummies.
Monkeypox; and may I add the tin-foil hat wearing, black helicopters, chem-trails, autism, thinking morons have figured out the master plan...and now we have the best move of all on this chess board....WE HAVE CAUGHT THE QUEEN! Thus your King is now in CHECKMATE.....he can not escape as he is surrounded by the Move Of Truth!
 


 
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Immigration Reform 2013-2014 - Mis-Trust Act
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 01:21:28 PM »
http://www.policymic.com/articles/33973/immigration-reform-2013-trust-act-preventing-abusive-deportation-passes-out-of-committee
Immigration Reform 2013: A Critical Pro-Immigrant Bill, the TRUST Act, Gains Traction in California
Johnathen Duran
 2 hours ago

The crowds lined up today, with nearly 100 community members from throughout the state of California, inside the Public Safety committee meeting at the California state capitol. I was in Sacramento today to watch the debate, to hear the pros and cons, and to be astounded at the line of supporters standing up to speak in support of AB4, the Trust Act, as it went through committee review.
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Assembly Bill 4 (AB4), the Trust Act seeks to prohibit "law enforcement officers from detaining an individual on the basis of a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold after that person becomes eligible for release from criminal custody, unless certain conditions are met."

Those conditions merely mean to hold the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE to the standards they set forth when S-Comm was developed. To date, under guise of seeking to detain and deport serious or violent offenders, 72,694 Californians have been deported. 70% of those are "people without criminal records, including victims of domestic violence, or people charged with lesser offenses."
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Governor Brown vetoed similar legislation last year, citing the exclusion of certain serious crimes from the list of deportable crimes. Such concerns have been addressed in the current bill and the author has high hopes of it passing this year.
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Re: Mis- Trust Act- Immigration Reform 2013
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 01:24:00 PM »
http://www.policymic.com/articles/33485/immigration-reform-2013-gang-of-8-close-to-a-finished-bill
Immigration Reform 2013: Gang Of 8 Close to a Finished Bill
William Smith
 2 days ago

Four Democratic and four Republican Senators, including John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — the so-called “Gang of Eight” — have been working tirelessly over the past several months in order to hash out a compromise and create a bill reforming the country’s immigration policy. Of all the major issues facing the country, immigration is a notoriously difficult one, as it involves views on highly emotional concepts such as fairness, opportunity, and concerns about national identity and culture.
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The senators may have reached some agreements, but they readily acknowledge that the road to reform will be fraught with challenge. Both McCain and Schumer spoke to the likelihood that there will be future disagreement and disappointment with the bill, whether it occurs on the Hill or among the citizenry in general. Over the next few months, the bill will continue to be revised and challenged, but hopefully the end result will not sacrifice fairness and opportunity in the name of feasibility.
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Re: Mis- Trust Act- Immigration Reform 2013
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 01:32:38 PM »
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/06/3327499/thousands-march-in-miami-for-immigration.html

Thousands march in Miami for immigration reform

Miami’s mayor and the Catholic archbishop joined more that 2,000 demonstrators who called for immigration reform at a rally and a march through the city’s downtown.

Alfonso Chardy
achardy@ElNuevoHerald.com


More than 2,000 people marched through downtown Miami on Saturday urging Congress and President Barack Obama to speed up enactment of an immigration reform law to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants in the country.

 “We don’t want any more blah-blah-blah, we want immigration reform now,” community organizer Francisco Portillo of Miami-based Francisco Morazán Honduran Organization told a rally before the march set out from Little Havana’s José Martí Park.

 “Residence yes, deportation no!,” added another rally speaker, Marleine Bastien of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami).

The crowd responded with chants of “Stop Deportations!” and “Immigration Reform Now!”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/06/3327499/thousands-march-in-miami-for-immigration.html#storylink=cpy
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Immigration Reform 2013 - March on Washington
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 01:35:43 PM »
http://www.latinospost.com/articles/16216/20130409/immigration-reform-2013-latinos-preparing-march-washington-hopes-pushing-congress.htm

Immigration Reform 2013: Latinos Preparing to March on Washington in Hopes of Pushing Congress to Reform Immigration
By Jean-Paul Salamanca | First Posted: Apr 09, 2013 11:33 AM EDT
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While the bipartisan U.S. Senate panel known as the "Gang of Eight" are working on a comprehensive immigration reform bill--which some members expect to be ready for a public reveal as soon as this week--immigrant rights groups are organizing tens of thousands of people to rally in the nation's capital in order to keep the pressure on Congress to pass a bill.

Kica Matos, director of immigrant rights and racial justice for the Center for Community Change, said Monday that immigration groups were hopeful that the bill would be ready by now, but the panel keeps dragging its feet, and it's April and there's no bill."
 
However, she added, "there's something to be said for the power of having tens of thousands of bodies all coming together for a common interest."
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"I'm not sure we are going to see the numbers we saw in 2006, because it's harder to get people out on the streets in favor of something," said University of California Riverside professor Karthick Ramakrishnan, who studies the politics of immigration.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 02:41:11 PM »
GWB started this show, Oby fuels it. Yes, it's another division.
  If we were in at peace , if our military was strictly defensive our economy would be rocking, the supercorps wouldn't be legally setting up shop on foriegn turf, etc etc, we could deal with all the remaining issues post haste.
 

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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 05:25:00 PM »
So, a bunch of people here ILLEGALLY march, and we're supposed to reward them?

They should be arrested at the marches.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 05:39:51 PM »
http://connect.sierraclub.org/Team/Borderlands_Team/blog/2012/08


Rivers and Walls from the Sonoran Desert to the Rio Grande
Posted by Scott Nicol
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Running walls through rivers is an absurd idea, but Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has built them, again and again, along the U.S. – Mexico border.  The Borderlands Team visited a few, at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, during our 2012 team meeting in southern Arizona.
 
Standing in the Sonoran desert I thought of home, in south Texas, where CBP has been given the green light to build walls in the flood plain of the Rio Grande.
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The team was shown the gates, many of which stood open, and the repaired border wall.  Some of the gates had not been opened, and debris was collecting at their base as tall clouds heralding this year’s storms roiled overhead.
 
After two days of meetings in Tucson the Borderlands Team visited the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.  The San Pedro is the last undammed river in southern Arizona, and was the focus of a court challenge to the border wall in 2007. When a federal judge granted Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club’s request for a temporary restraining order halting construction, the Secretary of Homeland Security used the Real ID Act to waive the laws that the border wall would violate.

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Re: The Skills Gap Myth
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 12:08:12 PM »
Oh now I see why they were bringing this up - This was in prelude to 
The Great IMMIGRATION DELPHI "DEBATE" !!!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/11/mark-zuckerberg-launches-immigration-group
Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley leaders launch immigration reform group
Zuckerberg says America's current system is 'unfit for today's world' and wants FWD.us to push for immigration reform

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This year demand for skilled-worker visas, known as H-1Bs, outstripped the entire year's supply in the first week that companies were allowed to file applications.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that processes applications, said earlier this month that it had already received more than 65,000 H-1B applications, the congressionally mandated limit. Application for the 20,000 visas allocated to foreign nationals with advanced degrees from US universities also exceeded supply in a few days.

Daniel Costa, immigration policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, said reform was needed but granting more H-1B visas as they stand was not the answer. A recent EPI study found all the top 10 firms applying for H-1B visas were outsourcing firms. Costa pointed to a 2011 study by the Government Accountability Office that showed most of the visa go to workers hired for mid-level information technology positions such as systems analysts or programmers who are then paid less than their US counterpartsb].

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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 12:13:23 PM »
http://blogs.providencejournal.com/ri-talks/this-new-england/2013/04/james-t-brett-immigration-bill-must-address-skills-gap.html
James T. Brett: Immigration bill must address skills gap
April 10, 2013 4:58 pm
By JAMES T. BRETT


After years of debate and discussion about the need to update our nation's immigration system, the issue is finally on the front burner on Capitol Hill; comprehensive reform is on the horizon in 2013. From a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens to border security, there are some challenging issues that our leaders in Washington must tackle.

There is, however, an additional issue that any comprehensive immigration reform plan should also address: the shortage of educated, highly skilled workers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that STEM jobs will grow by 17 percent in 2008-2018, compared with just 9.8 percent growth in non-STEM jobs. However, at the current pace, the U.S. simply will not produce enough workers to fill the jobs.

This skills gap threatens not only U.S. economic growth, but also its ability to compete globally. Take engineering: In 2008, a mere 4 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the U.S. were awarded in engineering, compared to 31 percent in China.
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The I-Squared bill also recognizes the need for a longer-term solution to the STEM skills gap and the importance of developing a domestic pipeline of U.S.-born workers with advanced skills and training. To that end, the legislation reallocates the fees collected from H1-B visas and STEM green cards fees to fund a grant program to promote STEM education and worker retraining to be administered by the states.

The I-Squared Bill has won the support of businesses large and small as well as immigration advocates, and its sponsors on both sides of the aisle are working to have its provisions included in any comprehensive immigration reform plan that moves forward.
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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237808/Plan_to_hike_H_1B_cap_to_300_000_seen_dead_130_000_cap_still_possible
Plan to hike H-1B cap to 300,000 seen dead; 130,000 cap still possible

Senate bill could impose large fees for big H-1B visa users, sources say

By Patrick Thibodeau

March 22, 2013 06:04 AM ET

Computerworld - The U.S. Senate's comprehensive immigration bill is expected to include an H-1B cap hike and a higher fee structure aimed at offshore outsourcers.
 
Work on the bill is continuing, and a snapshot of its various components were shared by three independent sources, each familiar with the discussions.
 
The eight senator-team, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), working on the comprehensive bill has rejected the graduated 300,000 cap proposed in the so-called I-Squared Act introduced earlier this year by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.).
 
Instead, the legislation may seek to double the current 65,000 H-1B cap, or to set it in the low 100,000-range.
It's less certain how the Senators will treat a separate cap of 20,000 for advanced degree STEM graduates because of a plan to offer them permanent residency.
 
The bill may call for increasing fees for large H-1B users. The increased fees would be an alternative to today's so-called 50/50 provision, which limits the number of visas available to a company to half of its workforce.

Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill), part of the Senate group developing the comprehensive immigration, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have been the major proponents of thethe 50/50 provision. This new plan includes a graduated fee structure that sets higher H-1B fees once IT services providers hit certain thresholds.
 
For instance, if more than 30% of a firm's U.S. workforce holds a visa, they may pay a higher visa fee than firms with fewer visa holders.
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Offshore outsourcers, mostly located overseas, are the largest users of H-1B visas and may bear the greatest impact, depending on how bill is written.
 
The bill is expected to include unlimited green cards for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advance degree holders. It would likely set restrictions on eligible schools, similar to a House bill that limits eligible green card candidates to advanced degree STEM graduates from research universities.
 
The tech industry has been pushing for the provisions in the I-Squared Act, but there is much hesitancy among lawmakers about H-1B visas, and much more support for a STEM green card.
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 12:26:09 PM »
Now understand don't foster and promote science training and intern jobs for "native" americanS (US indians on the reservation) , NO, import foreigners and give them citizenship and chain immigration,,,

Having laid off thousands of older workers they seek new and inexpensive slaves.


http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/293133-i-squared-is-common-sense-immigration-reform-meets-nations-needs
I-Squared is common sense immigration reform, meets nation's needs
By Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) - 04/11/13 08:00 AM ET

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A recent survey of over 1,100 manufacturing executives by the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that 67 percent of manufacturing companies face a “moderate to severe” shortage of qualified workers. Four major high-tech companies – IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle – say they have a combined 10,000 job openings in the United States alone. In Congressional testimony, Rick Stephens, senior vice president at Boeing, related that fewer than 5 percent of graduates from American colleges and universities attain engineering degrees, compared with about 20 percent in Asia.

This decade, there is a need in the United States to fill 1.2 million jobs in computing professions that require a bachelor’s degree. But at the current pace American colleges will not matriculate even half the number of American graduates needed to fill those positions. Unfortunately, this skills gap is making it hard for American companies to hire the employees they need to keep innovating, creating more jobs, and growing their businesses in the U.S.

Skilled, foreign professionals are net job creators for the United States. Immigrants with employment-based green cards and H-1B visas in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, and applied mathematics disciplines – are not taking jobs from Americans. There are tens of thousands of unfilled jobs in STEM sectors, even while our unemployment numbers are high.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/293133-i-squared-is-common-sense-immigration-reform-meets-nations-needs#ixzz2QGcMhQ25
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 12:48:07 PM »
So they have the jobs that americans WON'T DO and they have the jobs that americans CAN'T DO
SO What's Left ? ? ?


http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130411/METRO/304110380

About 45 people from Good Jobs Now rally Wednesday outside the Homeland Security office in Detroit, urging reform on immigration laws. (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)

Detroit — A few dozen members of a coalition of concerned citizens held a brief rally outside a Homeland Security office Wednesday in support of sweeping immigration reform being considered in Congress.
 
Demonstrators, mostly African-Americans, said lawmakers in Washington have the power to end what some referred to as modern-day slavery if they vote to approve a path to citizenship for immigrants who live in the U.S. illegally.
 
"They are working here on little to nothing; they're being used," activist Terri Jeffery of Detroit said of the 11 million immigrants illegally in the country.
 
Jeffery said once immigrants are more easily allowed to obtain legal residency, wages for all will be more even-keeled.
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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130411/METRO/304110380#ixzz2QGhqhPgS
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2013, 12:55:02 PM »
I'm going to add my two cents to this so-called "skills gap" drivel: back in 2000, I got hired (at $6.54/hr.) as a "paraprofessional" (teacher aide); now, I cannot get hired, even though I possess an Associates Degree-because now, you see, New York State has decided that I now need an associates degree in Child Development-so, now there's younger graduates who possess Bachelor Degrees and certifications in Teaching who are being hired for these low paying jobs at schools (going wage in this area of NYS is $7.54/hr.); the districts make out, because they get a BA degreed employee who could very well substitute as a teacher, or, work as a teacher aide (two-for-one deal) AND, the districts trim the number of hours from the job from a full school day (6 hrs, usually) to 5.75 hrs a day, thus making the job a part-time job that doesn't require the district to provide any kinds of benefits; the people going into debt getting that associates degree in Child Development are aced out. I've read numerous reports about people having degrees (Bachelors & Masters & Doctorates) who are unable to obtain full time employment & some of them are finding out that these jobs are being filled with foreigners who will accept lower salaries.Just another back-door way for the globalists to make our society more divided into the haves & have-nots.
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 12:55:48 PM »
So the plan seems to be to take away our guns and leave us unemployed.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/269289/immigrant-skills-gap-grows-mark-krikorian
Immigrant Skills Gap Grows
By Mark Krikorian
June 10, 2011 9:33 A.M.

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And even at the high end, immigrants serve as cheap labor. Tara Bahrampour, the Post reporter, ended her story with a telling quote:

Some employers may say they prefer immigrants to native-born workers. When Samir Kumar needs to hire employees for his Northern Virginia-based IT business, he often looks overseas. Not only do workers from India and Ukraine have the required training, but their expectations are lower, he said.

“They actually don’t demand a very high amount of salary, and the expectations are kind of grounded and they don’t jump around so much” between companies, said the 39-year-old Ashburn resident, an immigrant from India. U.S.-born technology and business analysts are hard to find and hard to retain, he said, while immigrants with the same skills and education “are much easier to manage.”
 
Hmmm — “don’t demand a very high amount of salary,” “don’t jump around so much,” “much easier to manage”. Employers will always want cheap, docile labor, whatever the industry, and if Americans aren’t cheap enough or obedient enough, then they’ll demand Congress supply them with foreigners who are.

The question is why we would agree to that.
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http://www.cis.org/articles/2001/back401.pdf
The Slowing Progress of Immigrants
An Examination of Income, Home Ownership,
and Citizenship, 1970-2000
By Steven A. Camarota
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 01:03:57 PM »
Well, if you would only take one of those $50 an hour lettuce picking jobs in Yuma...
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Re: The Skills Gap Myth - Immigration Delphi
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 01:10:55 PM »
Well, if you would only take one of those $50 an hour lettuce picking jobs in Yuma...

Understand they have been spiking the news with these stories!!! I just saw a local news story with strawberries rotting on the ground because the "farmer" couldn't find enough "workers" to harvest the crop!!! What BS!

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http://www.cnbc.com/id/48725145
California Farm Labor Shortage 'Worst It's Been, Ever'

There's a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation's largest farm state. It's $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor.

"This year is the worst it's been, ever," said Craig Underwood, who farms everything from strawberries to lemons to peppers, carrots, and turnips in Ventura County.

Some crops aren't get picked this season due to a lack of workers.

"We just left them in the field," he said.

The Western Growers Association told CNBC its members are reporting a 20 percent drop in laborers this year. Stronger border controls are keeping workers from crossing into the U.S. illegally, and the current guest worker program is not providing enough bodies. (Related: Massive US Drought Leads to Worst Fears for Corn Crop.)
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Growers of California's wine grapes are concerned there won't be enough pickers for this fall's harvest. Berry growers — among the highest paying — saw fewer field hands show up in the spring.

"Fruit that you should be picking is not being picked," said grower John Eiskamp.

Most pickers in California are not here legally, a fact of life for decades.
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While standing in a field of peppers, Underwood realizes even if he doesn't have enough labor to pick his crop, Americans will still have food.

"It'll just be grown in Mexico," he said. "Or China."

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_21208306/california-farmers-fear-labor-shortage
California farmers fear labor shortage
08/01/2012 06:06:22 PM PDT
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California farmers warned for years of a future without enough skilled pickers and packers, of fruits and vegetables rotting in place. Critics accused them of crying wolf to win sympathy for relaxing labor and immigration rules.
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http://www.healthycal.org/archives/11465

Labor shortage doesn’t improve pay for many farmworkers
 Published: April 3, 2013

OXNARD— Ana Rosa Perez emigrated from central Mexico to work in Oxnard’s strawberry fields more than 10 years ago. She remembers she was excited about earning a steady income to feed her young son.

Since then, she has endured long hours picking strawberries, often under an extreme California summer heat. On some occasions, she has taken home $30 a day, hardly enough to pay for the bedroom she rents for $500 in a private home.

Now, her son, a high school senior who is fluent in English and Spanish, aspires to secure employment outside agriculture—a trend among a younger generation of immigrants and U.S.-born children who have seen their parents toil in California’s billion-dollar agriculture industry while living in poverty.
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As Congress inches toward reshaping immigration laws, few agree on what measures should be included in an overhaul. Citing a sharp labor shortage, farmers and ranchers in California—one of the largest farm states in the nation—say a short supply of field workers is hurting their businesses. They are aggressively lobbying Congress for agricultural work visas.
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Some immigrant advocates have a message for these employers: raise wages.

“In any other industry, when employers confront labor shortages, they raise their salaries and take pains to make their jobs more attractive to potential and current workers,” Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein wrote in a recent opinion piece. “If they can’t compete on that basis, something is wrong with their business model.”
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Increased mechanization, market downturns, the rise of agro-businesses and trade policies such as the North America Free Trade Agreement have transformed the landscape of agriculture.

To reduce the price of labor, for instance, some producers have moved jobs abroad, making it harder for U.S. farmers to compete when those products are trucked back into the country. American farmers unable to compete with Mexican-grown asparagus, which can sell more cheaply, simply stopped growing it.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 05:24:51 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2013, 05:19:48 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/13/Report-Gang-of-8-to-drop-giant-immigration-bill-1-day-before-only-hearing-on-topic

by Matthew Boyle13 Apr 2013

According to an ABC News report, senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform are expected to drop their bill, estimated at around 1,500 pages, on Tuesday, mere hours before the only scheduled Senate hearing on the topic.
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will put forth a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.”
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If the Senators actually do wait until Tuesday to roll out their lengthy proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, that will give members of the Senate Judiciary Committee less than a full day to read it before the only Senate hearing on the topic. Despite ardent pleas from Senate conservatives, including ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s chairman, Sen. Pat Leahy, has only agreed to one hearing on the legislation
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 there are multiple reports that keep surfacing indicating that the Gang of Eight will band together to block amendments to their bill.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/14/rubio-immigration-plan-not-amnesty-border-security-still-trigger-for/
Rubio says immigration plan not amnesty, amid conservative scrutiny
Published April 14, 2013
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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed arguments Sunday that the Senate immigration bill offers amnesty for illegal immigrants and said border security is not the only key issue -- amid scrutiny from some fellow conservatives and the union that represents immigration enforcement agents.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/14/rubio-immigration-plan-not-amnesty-border-security-still-trigger-for/#ixzz2QTbmoiul
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2013, 12:41:21 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/us/politics/unveiling-immigration-bill-senators-seek-distance-from-guns.html?_r=0

Unveiling Immigration Measure, Senators Seek Distance From Effort on Guns
By ASHLEY PARKER
Published: April 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — It was drafted by a bipartisan Senate coalition, has the strong backing of the White House and activist groups, and draws on deep public support from those who see it as helping to solve one of the nation’s most difficult problems.

But advocates of the Senate’s new immigration proposal say it differs in many respects from the gun control legislation defeated this week, despite surface similarities that illustrate how a measure with substantial advantages and widespread backing can still founder on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, they formally began seeking support for the proposal from the public and Congressional colleagues
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Asked why the group expected it to fare better, one member, Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, turned and pointed to what he called “one compelling reason” — the assembled crowd of nearly two dozen supporters behind him.

“When you look at the representatives of business, labor, the religious community, Hispanic community — across the board — this is a coalition,” he said. “This is why we will succeed, because of this broad-based, dedicated support for this legislation.”

Mr. McCain joked, “I never thought I’d be standing with Richard Trumka,” referring to the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the nation’s largest federation of unions.
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In some ways, the failure of gun legislation could ultimately work in the favor of an immigration overhaul. On Thursday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. told gun control advocates that several senators had told him they could not vote to support both gun control and immigration: they had the political bandwidth for only one tough vote.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/18/immigration-bill-contains-400-waivers-exceptions-and-exemptions/
Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions
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The complexity has already sparked GOP objections from Sen. Jeff Sessions and other Republicans who say they should be given more time to study and then explain the bill’s myriad complexities and loopholes to the public.
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/04/18/177780665/bipartisan-senate-gang-prepares-to-sell-immigration-plan
Gang Of 8 Champion Plan, Declare 'Year Of Immigration Reform'
by Liz Halloran
April 18, 2013 2:47 PM

Bipartisan bonhomie broke out Thursday afternoon when four Democratic and four Republican senators made a case for their comprehensive immigration overhaul proposal.

The scene at the Dirksen Senate Office Building stood in marked contrast to the ugly end Wednesday of a smaller cross-party effort to fashion gun legislation that would have expanded background checks and banned assault-style weapons.

"I think 2013 is the year of immigration reform," said GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who, with the other senators, stood in front of representatives of a diverse coalition — from the AFL-CIO to the Chamber of Commerce — that has gotten behind overhaul efforts.

"America is an idea; nobody owns it," Graham said. "We've got to create order out of chaos."

or is it "We've got to create chaos out of order ."



The "Gang of Eight" senators hold a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss their immigration overhaul bill. The senators, from left, are Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., John McCain, R-Ariz., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_affiliation_in_the_United_States_Senate

Marco Rubio, R-Fla Roman Catholic
Richard Durbin, D-Ill  Roman Catholic
Robert Menendez, D-N.J Roman Catholic
John McCain, R-Ariz Baptist
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C  Baptist
Jeff Flake, R-Ariz Mormon
Charles Schumer, D-N.Y Judaism
Michael Bennet, D-Colo Raised Jewish

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/immigration-bill-opposition_n_3109770.html
Immigration Bill Opposition Building Among Conservatives
Posted: 04/18/2013 12:03 pm EDT  |  Updated: 04/19/2013 11:32 am EDT

Rubio, the Republican Florida senator who is spearheading outreach to the Republican base and to conservative talk radio hosts, was unable to persuade one of the top radio figures on the right to support the Senate's immigration reform effort when he appeared on The Mark Levin Show Wednesday night.

Levin, a former Reagan administration official, was pleasant and polite with Rubio during his 17-minute interview with the senator. But his skepticism was clear, and he referred to undocumented immigrants as "illegal aliens." On Thursday morning, he made his opposition to the Senate effort official. Levin posted a note on his Facebook page that said, "Count me out: the border is NOT secured and Obama cannot be trusted, period."

Levin linked to a site that referred to Rubio as a "slick used car salesman." Levin said later Thursday morning that he wished he had not linked to the site criticizing Rubio.

"While I oppose the immigration bill, given the border-security issue and Obama's record of non-enforcement, among other things, I regret linking to a post that refers to Senator Rubio as a slick used car salesman," Levin wrote. "He is earnest and thoughtful and deserves much better. He loves his country and means well, unlike too many politicians. There are slick used car salesmen on Capitol Hill, many come to mind, but Rubio is certainly not one of them."

But he's not the only one. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former South Carolina senator who is a friend of Rubio's and was instrumental in helping Rubio get elected in 2010, posted an op-ed Thursday explaining why he thinks the Senate bill that Rubio is pushing is "flawed."

DeMint foisted the term "amnesty" -- the one-word wrecking ball that killed the 2007 immigration reform effort -- on the immigration reform legislation introduced by the Senate's "gang of eight" this week.

"After decades of empty promises on immigration enforcement, Congress simply lacks credibility to keep its promises," DeMint said, describing the Senate bill as "immediate amnesty in the form of provisional status within months and lofty promises of 'strategies' and 'plans' for enforcement years later."

DeMint decried the creation of a comprehensive bill, and said Congress should "debate and develop understandable reforms in a transparent step-by-step process that addresses all of the immigration issues." With that language, DeMint appears to have given himself some wiggle room to support a bill in Congress this year, but not a lot.

Many Republicans see passing an immigration reform bill as crucial to the party's electoral future, given the horrid state of their relationship with Latino voters. But conservatives like DeMint and Levin are not persuaded by that argument.
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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2013, 12:31:42 PM »
http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/26/anti-immigration-group-immigration-bill-to-bring-in-at-least-33-million-people/
Immigration bill to bring in at least 33 million people, says group

The pending Senate immigration bill would bring a minimum of 33 million people into the country during its first decade of operation, according to an analysis by NumbersUSA, a group that wants to slow the current immigration rate.
 
By 2024, the inflow would include an estimated 9.2 million illegal immigrants, plus 2.5 million illegals who arrived as children — dubbed ‘Dreamers’ — plus roughly 3.4 million company-sponsored employees with university degrees, said the unreleased analysis.
 
The majority of the inflow, or roughly 17 million people, would consist of family members of illegals, recent immigrants and of company-sponsored workers, according to the NumbersUSA analysis provided to The Daily Caller
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The current population of the United States is 314 million. That estimate includes roughly 40 million immigrants, both legal and illegal.
 
Opponents of the immigration bill are already highlighting the potentially large inflow.
 
I believe the interest that needs to be protected is the national interest of the United States, and that includes existing workers today, workers whose wages have been pulled down, without doubt, by a large flow of… low-wage labor into the country,” Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said during one of three hearings on the pending bill.
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NumbersUSA’ said that its estimates of a 33 million inflow “are conservative … [because they do] not attempt to project increases in these categories that are certain to occur in future years,” once many of the new immigrants seek green cards for their overseas relatives.

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The pending bill allows illegal immigrants to bring their overseas spouses and children into the country, says the NumbersUSA report. If that provision is implemented, “it could more than double the [illegal immigrant inflow] number shown in the chart,” bringing the total inflow to 40 million by 2024, it said.

The analysis shows an inflow of roughly 3.4 million university trained immigrants. That estimate does not include graduates who get green cards under the family unification route, or the uncapped inflow of doctors and PhD-carrying scientists.
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2013, 02:55:32 PM »
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130502/DA610V983.html
Obama to pitch immigration overhaul in Mexico
May 2, 3:03 AM (ET)

By JIM KUHNHENN


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is headed to Mexico with a domestic ambition at the top of his travel agenda. To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border.

Obama was to fly to Mexico City on Thursday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, eager to promote Mexico's economic success and the neighboring country's place as the second largest export market for U.S. goods and services. Mexicans will be hanging on the president's words, but Obama also has in mind an important audience back in the United States.

Though the role played by Latino voters in last year's U.S. presidential election gets much credit for the current momentum for changing immigration laws and providing a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, another reason for the change in attitudes is that stronger border protections and the recession have been disincentives to cross into the U.S. As a result, illegal immigration has declined.

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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2013, 12:08:40 PM »
CBS: Illegals Entering US Triple With Talk of Immigration Reform


Migrants Illegals ride on top of a northern bound train toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico.

Arrests of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States have nearly tripled in recent months in anticipation of Congressional efforts to enact comprehensive immigration legislation, border patrol agents told CBS News Wednesday.

“Once the first group gets across, they call their family, they call their friends and let them know, ‘Hey the time is right, come on over,’” Border Patrol agent and union representative Chris Cabrera told CBS News.

In March, 7,500 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, which includes McAllen, Cabrera told CBS News. That’s up from 2,800 in January.

n February, nearly 4,800 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande, the local news website The Monitor.com reports.

In fact, agents in McAllen used their station’s carport to process nearly 900 illegals caught over three days in March, according to the Monitor.com.

Border Patrol agents have become so concerned about overcrowding and unsanitary conditions that they’ve complained to local and federal officials, the Monitor.com reports.

Many illegals are caught while traveling through the brush between Hidalgo and Sullivan City in Texas, a winding 30-mile stretch of the Rio Grande.

It’s popular with immigrants, who speed across the Rio Grande and assimilate into the small towns along the border, the Monitor.com reports.

Immigration into the United States had been slowing during the recession.

But, CBS says, hopes of gaining citizenship under new legislation and a rebounding U.S. economy are fueling the fresh migration.

The CBS report included surveillance video showing more than 40 men, women and children crossing the border illegally from Mexico during the night.

Some of the illegals come from as far away as Brazil, Cabrera told CBS.

“The people in Washington think they have this idea that the border is safe, the border is secure,” the Border Patrol agent said. “I think they need to come down here and take a look.”

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/illegals-crossing-border-triples/2013/05/01/id/502367#ixzz2SCc6YSP5
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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2013, 12:33:21 PM »
Notice just recently they have been saying how secure the border is... RIGHT!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/05/stats-show-surge-in-illegal-immigrant-border-traffic-despite-napolitano-claims/
Stats show surge in illegal immigrant border traffic despite Napolitano claims
By William La Jeunesse
Published April 05, 2013


Newly released arrest numbers show a significant increase in illegal immigrants crossing along the southwest border, despite claims as recently as Thursday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that the border is more secure.
 
"I can tell you having worked that border for 20 years, it is more secure now than it has ever been. Illegal apprehensions are at 40-year lows," Napolitano told reporters this week in Houston.
 
But figures released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection to Fox News tell a different story.
 
Arrests are actually up 13 percent compared with the same time last year. The number was 170,223 in 2012, and is 192,298 this year.  
 
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, reacting to those numbers, questioned Napolitano's insistence that the border is becoming more secure.
 
"There is no statistic, metric or evidence that the border is more secure than ever. I went out there for a couple days and found multiple spots where you can see trails of people coming in. They were still apprehending massive amounts of drugs out there, this is a very porous border," Chaffetz said.
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/12/illegal-immigrant-apprehended-at-border-obamas-gonna-let-me-go/
Illegal Immigrant Apprehended at Border: ‘Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go’
Apr. 12, 2013 2:01pm

It seems even illegal immigrants seeking to cross over the U.S.-Mexico border are following the current immigration debate. Linda Vickers, who owns a ranch in Brooks County, Texas, told WOAI that she witnessed one man being arrested on her ranch and that he told the border agent Obama would let him go.
 
“The Border Patrol agent was loading one man up, and he told the officer in Spanish, ‘Obama’s gonna let me go’,” Vickers said.
 
Meanwhile, Border Patrol agents report that some immigrants will even ask, “Where do I go for my amnesty?” while they are surrendering.
 
“When you have amnesty waving in the wind, you’re going to get an increase,” Vickers says. “And when you get an increase, especially with this heat, you’re going to get an increase in deaths.”
 
She told WOAI that the current uptick in illegal immigration began last summer, implying that it directly comports with President Obama’s plans to forgo deportation of young people who came to the U.S. as children

http://godfatherpolitics.com/10383/citizen-group-documents-flood-of-illegals-crossing-border-into-us/
Citizen Group Documents Flood of Illegals Crossing Border Into US
 Posted on April 15, 2013 by Dave Jolly

President Barack Obama continues to tell America that our borders are safer now than they have been in years.  The Gang of Eight group of US Senators recently visited one of the most secure sections of the border and then headed back to Washington DC to push their massive immigration reform bill through Congress as fast as possible.
 
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has toured the border and reported seeing drug cartels on the Mexican side of the border just waiting to cross over into the US.  She has repeatedly invited President Obama to come and see for himself how unsecure the border is, but he’s not only been a no show, but he hasn’t even had the courtesy to contact her to say he is unable to accept her offer.
 
Ranchers along the border also have reported the prolific traffic of illegal aliens and drug traffickers, but their reports are being ignored by the Obama administration and Congress.  Now a group of concerned citizens called Secure Border Intelligence have released video and audio documenting the flood of illegal traffic flowing into the state of Arizona.  It seems the promise of amnesty and citizenship is drawing more illegals like bugs to a light bulb at night
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/12/arizona-group-documents-border-battle-with-revealing-audio-images/#ixzz2QJN45ZxW

In order to disseminate the evidence for the flood of illegals pouring into the county, SBI not only posts updates and evidence on their website, but they make the material available to anyone to use and post without any restriction other than giving them credit.  I would recommend that every one of you should copy the link to the SBI website and send it to President Obama along with your Senator and Representative and tell them not to approve the current immigration bill that is being forced down our throats like they did with Obamacare and the Stimulus packages

SBI: http://secureborderintel.org/arizona.html
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2013, 12:38:11 PM »
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/04/dhs-watchdog-indicted-for-covering-up-illegal-alien-drug-smuggling/
DHS Watchdog Indicted for Covering Up Illegal Alien, Drug Smuggling
 April 11, 2013

In a case that’s rocked the beleaguered Department of Homeland Security (DHS), two officials assigned to crackdown on corruption at the agency have been indicted for ordering the falsification of records—including active criminal probes—to obstruct an investigation into crooked federal agents.

The case comes out of Texas and it is quite serious. A special agent in charge of DHS’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), Eugenio Pedraza, directed agents to engage in a scheme to falsify documents in open criminal investigative case files, including numerous probes in which DHS employees were suspected of participating in the illegal smuggling of undocumented aliens and/or narcotics into the United States.
 
The cover up is believed to have affected at least seven investigations into Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents (both are DHS agencies) accused of taking bribes to allow drug shipments and illegal immigrants through ports of entry in the U.S. between 2009 and 2011. Pedraza was trying to conceal severe lapses in the field office, including the deficient investigative standards of the OIG he ran, according to federal authorities.
 
Additionally, authorities say Pedraza was trying to cover up his failure to provide his subordinates with adequate training and supervision and his failure to ensure the FBI was being appropriately notified of inspector general investigations. This is how the plan worked, according to the feds; at Pedraza’s direction, DHS employees created and placed into investigative files backdated memoranda of activity that falsely reflected investigations that never occurred; worksheets that falsely reflected supervisory case reviews by Pedraza with his agents and backdated, unsent letters were signed by Pedraza that purported to inform the FBI of an inspector general probe.

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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2013, 01:00:35 PM »
http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-aliens-bypass-u-s-border-agents-via-indian-reservations-gao

Illegal aliens bypass U.S. border agents via Indian reservations: GAO
immigration enforcement
April 7, 2013
By: Jim Kouri

Foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States illegally have been known to avoid Border Patrol screening procedures by surreptitiously crossing into areas between these ports of entry, including Indian reservations, many of which have been vulnerable to illicit cross-border threat activity, such as drug smuggling, according to the Department of Homeland Security officials in a report released on Friday.
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On April 5, the GAO released a public version of what officials termed "a sensitive report" that GAO issued. Information that DHS, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) deemed sensitive was redacted, according to GAO officials.

According to the redacted report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is coordinating in a variety of ways with Indian tribes, "such as through joint operations and shared facilities and Operation Stonegarden --a DHS grant program intended to enhance coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in securing United States borders

https://nacla.org/blog/2012/11/2/ground-zero-tohono-oodham-nation
Ground Zero: The Tohono O'odham Nation
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The presence of Border Patrol on the Nation is buzzing, entrenched, and now apparently expanding. Now besides the flow of agents from Casa Grande and Tucson stations, the Border Patrol has undertaken a massive expansion of the Ajo station, a 52,900 square-foot state-of-the-art facility. This greatly contrasts with the many aging buildings in the economically-depressed area which previously relied on now barely-functioning mines, another economic model that marginalized and exploited the Tohono O’odham, who were the lowest rung of a racially-segregated wage hierarchy (whites were at the top). You can almost see the tailings of the former copper mine in Ajo (closed in 1985) from the Border Patrol station in Why, an uneasy symbol of one economy replacing another.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2013, 03:55:04 PM »
It's interesting, how they (MSN) keep saying this bill will not pass the house but it keeps rolling on in the Senate... hmmm

from drudge:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/06/study-pegs-cost-immigration-bills-mass-legalization-at-63t/
Study pegs cost of immigration bill’s mass legalization at $6.3 trillion
 Published May 06, 2013

The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.
 
The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government's vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to dozens of welfare programs ranging from housing assistance to food stamps.
 
The report was obtained in advance by Fox News.

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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2013, 01:39:36 PM »
http://www.kidsdata.org/blog/?m=201006
Our Melting Pot: A California Perspective on the Generational Divide Over Immigration


California, it turns out, is diverse even within its diversity, at least judging by newly available immigration data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

In Shasta, Mendocino, Tuolumne, and many other counties, the percent of residents who are foreign born is a tiny fraction of the overall population, adults or kids. But in other counties – Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara –
nearly half (or more) of residents in some age groups are foreign born.

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In 1970, for example, less than 5 percent of the country was foreign born.

http://www.statjump.com/lists/foreign-born-dp2c99ts.html


Pecentage foreign born:

1 California 26.2%
2 New York 20.4%
3 Hawaii  17.5%
4 New Jersey 17.5%
5 Florida 16.7%
6 Nevada  15.8%
7 Texas 13.9%
8 Arizona 12.8%
9 Illinois 12.3%
10 Massachusetts  12.2%


http://www.nccp.org/media/releases/release_1.html

Immigrant Children in the United States Are Growing in Number And Facing Substantial Economic Hardship

New York, N.Y. — The National Center for Children in Poverty reports that the foreign-born population in the United States has increased 57 percent since 1990 to a total of 30 million.

In 2000, one out of every five children under age 18 in the United States was estimated to have at least one foreign-born parent, and one in four children had at least one foreign-born parent.

According to the report, empirical evidence on immigration and inequality suggests that many more recent immigrants will remain economically disadvantaged throughout their working lives, and this disadvantage may be partly transmitted to their children.

Findings from the report include:

Immigrant children are twice as likely to be poor as native-born children.
Among children whose parents work full time, immigrant children are at greater risk of living in poverty than native-born children.
Among children whose parents have more than a high school education, immigrant children are twice as likely to be poor as native-born children.
Among children living in two-parent families, immigrant children are almost four times as likely to be poor as native-born children.

“First-generation immigrant children are more likely to live with full-time working parents and two-parent families than third- or later-generation children,” concludes Hsien-Hen Lu, PhD, one of the lead authors of the study. “Nonetheless, first-generation immigrant children are twice as likely to be poor as third- or later-generation children. For children living with fulltime working parents or in two-parent families, first generation children are four times as likely to be poor as third- or later-generation children.”
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http://www.pewhispanic.org/2010/08/11/unauthorized-immigrants-and-their-us-born-children/


Released: August 11, 2010

Unauthorized Immigrants and Their U.S.-Born Children
by Jeffrey Passel and Paul Taylor

I. Overview
 
An estimated 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in the United States in 2008 were the offspring of unauthorized immigrants, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
 
Unauthorized immigrants comprise slightly more than 4% of the adult population of the U.S., but because they are relatively young and have high birthrates, their children make up a much larger share of both the newborn population (8%) and the child population (7% of those younger than age 18) in this country.




http://www.cis.org/immigrants_profile_2007
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Recent Trends in Immigration
 
Figure 1 reports the number of immigrants living in the United States based on the CPS collected in March of each year from 1995 through 2007. Again, the CPS does not include persons in group quarters. The figure shows that between March 1995 and March 2000, the foreign-born population grew by 5.7 million, or about 1.1 million a year.5 The figure also shows that between 2000 and 2007 the immigrant population grew 7.3 million, or 1.04 million a year. These two numbers are the same statistically
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2013, 03:13:09 PM »
These are people we want as new citizens?

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. The countries listed below meet those criteria.

Colombia    04/11/2013
El Salvador 01/23/2013
Honduras   11/21/2012


Mexico   11/20/2012

Mexico November 20, 2012

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico.  General information on the overall security situation is provided immediately below.  For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Mexico dated February 8, 2012 to consolidate and update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.
 
General Conditions:

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day.  The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality.  Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.

Nevertheless, U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government has been engaged in an extensive effort to counter TCOs which engage in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout Mexico.  The TCOs themselves are engaged in a violent struggle to control drug trafficking routes and other criminal activity.  As a result, crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere.  U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.  

According to the statistics last published by the Mexican government in late 2011, 47,515 people were killed in narcotics-related violence in Mexico between December 1, 2006 and September 30, 2011, with 12,903 narcotics-related homicides in the first nine months of 2011 alone.  While most of those killed in narcotics-related violence have been members of TCOs, innocent persons have also been killed.  

The number of U.S. citizens reported to the Department of State as murdered under all circumstances in Mexico was 113 in 2011 and 32 in the first six months of 2012.

Gun battles between rival TCOs or with Mexican authorities have taken place in towns and cities in many parts of Mexico, especially in the border region.  Gun battles have occurred in broad daylight on streets and in other public venues, such as restaurants and clubs.  During some of these incidents, U.S. citizens have been trapped and temporarily prevented from leaving the area.  TCOs use stolen cars and trucks to create roadblocks on major thoroughfares, preventing the military and police from responding to criminal activity.  The location and timing of future armed engagements is unpredictable.  We recommend that you defer travel to the areas indicated in this Travel Warning and to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the northern border region.  
 
The number of kidnappings and disappearances throughout Mexico is of particular concern. Both local and expatriate communities have been victimized.  In addition, local police have been implicated in some of these incidents.  We strongly advise you to lower your profile and avoid displaying any evidence of wealth that might draw attention.  

Carjacking and highway robbery are serious problems in many parts of the border region and U.S. citizens have been murdered in such incidents.  Most victims who complied with carjackers at these checkpoints have reported that they were not physically harmed.  Carjackers have shot at vehicles that fail to stop at checkpoints.  Incidents have occurred during the day and at night, and carjackers have used a variety of techniques, including bumping/moving vehicles to force them to stop and running vehicles off the road at high speeds.  There are some indications that criminals have particularly targeted newer and larger vehicles, especially dark-colored SUVs.  However, victims driving a variety of vehicles, from late model SUVs to old sedans have also been targeted.  While violent incidents have occurred at all hours of the day and night on both modern toll ("cuotas") highways and on secondary roads, they have occurred most frequently at night and on isolated roads.  To reduce risk, if absolutely necessary to travel by road, we strongly urge you to travel between cities throughout Mexico only during daylight hours, to avoid isolated roads, and to use toll roads whenever possible.  The Mexican government has deployed federal police and military personnel throughout the country as part of its efforts to combat the TCOs.  U.S. citizens traveling on Mexican roads and highways may encounter government checkpoints, which are often staffed by military personnel or law enforcement personnel.  TCOs have erected their own unauthorized checkpoints, and killed or abducted motorists who have failed to stop at them.  You should cooperate at all checkpoints.
 
Effective July 15, 2010, the U.S. Mission in Mexico imposed restrictions on U.S. government employees' travel. U.S. government employees and their families are not permitted to drive for personal reasons from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior of Mexico or Central America.  Personal travel by vehicle is permitted between Hermosillo and Nogales but is restricted to daylight hours and the Highway 15 toll road (cuota). 

U.S. government (USG) personnel (U.S. citizens working at the Embassy and nine consulates) and their families are prohibited from personal travel to all areas described as “defer non-essential travel” and when travel for official purposes is essential it is conducted with extensive security precautions.  USG personnel and their families are allowed to travel for personal reasons to the areas where no advisory is in effect or where the advisory is to exercise caution.  While the general public is not forbidden from visiting places described as “defer non-essential travel,” USG personnel will not be able to respond quickly to an emergency situation in those areas due to security precautions that must be taken to travel to those areas.

For more information on road safety and crime along Mexico's roadways, see the Department of State's Country Specific Information.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Trust Act - March on Washington
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2013, 03:26:25 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8qb2NTWSuM
Braveheart-The Trouble With Scotland

http://www.generationterrorists.com/quotes/bh.html
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Longshanks: The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots. Perhaps the time has come to reinstitute an old custom. Grant them prima noctes. First night, when any common girl inhabiting their lands is married, our nobles shall have sexual rights to her on the night of her wedding.

If we can't get them out, we breed them out.

That should fetch just the kind of lords we want to Scotland, taxes or no taxes.
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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2013, 01:08:04 PM »
From Drudge:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/immigration-reform-dossiers/
Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

By David Kravets
05.10.13

The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/legislation/EAS13500toMDM13313redline.pdf
Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf)   is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.
 
Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Mis-Trust Act
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2013, 12:59:44 AM »
Feinstein says 350 miles of fence complete, 50 miles to go and Drones ARE being used on border with Mexico... Meet the Press.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-press/51858709#51858539
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« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2013, 11:41:45 PM »
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-21-19-56-11
May 21, 11:05 PM EDT
Senate panel approves immigration bill
By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.

The 13-5 vote cleared the way for an epic showdown on the Senate floor on legislation that is one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities - yet also gives the Republican Party a chance to recast itself as more appealing to minorities.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2013 - Mis-Trust Act
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2013, 01:14:00 PM »
Illegal Alien - convicted of DUI three times? Don't worry, the gang of 8 has got you covered.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/54653
Gang of Eight’s Immigration Reform : Gang Members and Drunk Drivers are Welcome if…

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Gang of Eight welcomes gang members and drunk drivers

On page 606 of the Gang of Eight’s 844-page legislation called, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” under “Subtitle G—Interior Enforcement, Sec. 3701: Criminal street gangs,” we learn that gang members (with no prior convictions) can apply for a waiver by simply “renouncing” their associations with street gangs.

“‘(ii) WAIVER.—The Secretary may waive clause (i)(II) if the alien has renounced all association with the criminal street gang, is otherwise admissible, and is not a threat to the security of the United States (bold mine).’‘

On page 608, drunk drivers are welcome too if they have only been busted three times before the Gang of Eight’s bill is enacted.


‘’(J) HABITUAL DRUNK DRIVERS.—An alien convicted of 3 or more offenses on separate dates, at least 1 of which occurred after the date of the enactment of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, related to driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is inadmissible (bold mine).’‘

For illegal aliens who have already been kicked out of America? No problem if they have only been kicked out twice (page 614).


‘’(c) REENTRY AFTER REPEATED REMOVAL.—Any alien who has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed 3 or more times and thereafter enters, attempts to enter, crosses the border to, attempts to cross the border to, or is at any time found in the United States, shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, and imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both (bold mine).

As for Sen. Marco Rubio, the useful idiot, the new kid on the Washington block, he seems to have quickly become a full blown liar like his seasoned colleagues. As I have repeatedly reported, despite what Rubio, and the others, including President Barack Obama, say there are not 11 million illegal aliens in America. There is no place to count them. Even if there were such a place, what illegal alien would go there to be counted? Not many, if any. Therefore whatever the real number of illegal aliens in America really is, that number will explode as the illegal aliens, (drunk drivers, and gang members), are all permitted to bring in family members.

Beginning on p. 59 of the Gang of Eight’s bill under Title II- Immigrant Visas, Subtitle A—Registration and Adjustment of Registered Provisional Immigrants, illegal aliens will now be called “Registered Provisional Immigrant.”

Later on p. 70 we learn:


“(B) FAMILY APPLICATION.—The Secretary shall establish a process through which an alien may submit a single application under this section on behalf of the alien, his or her spouse, and his or her children, who are residing in the United States. ...”

Naturally stepchildren can come too. On page 322, the age for stepchildren has been amended from 18 to 21 years. When did 21-year olds become children? Who cares, it is the more the merrier, according to the Gang of Eight.

“Sec. 2310. Equal Treatment for All Stepchildren. Section 101(b)(1)(B) (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)(B)) is amended by striking ‘‘eighteen years’’ and inserting ‘‘21 years.’’”

Meanwhile, instead of fixing the existing nonsensical, arbitrary bureaucracy that plagues the broken, crime riddled USCIS for legal immigrants, the Gang of Eight has made it worse by creating new categories, bureaucratic nightmares, and quotas out of thin air to add to the USCIS’s tasks of things to do. The bill creates a merit-based system green card (merit-based points track I & 2, page 27 & 256), and the blue card (page 151). The Gang of Eight’s bill is like a bad reality TV show. How many points do you need to win a green card? You get 10 points if you speak English (page 262). If you are “in a zone 4 occupation” the alien shall be “allocated 8 points” (p. 261, line 14, ii) and so forth.

When the Gang of Eight claims that their bill must be passed because “the [immigration] status quo is unsustainable,” one must ask: who is responsible for the status quo? America’s leaders are responsible for the status quo. It’s their fault. It’s the Gang of Eight’s fault.

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