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Immigration Reform-Trump’s Approach Is Correct But Global Elites will Kill It!

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Trump has consistently supported changing US immigration policy, one key segment at a time.  Global Elitist support “Comprehensive Immigration”  which means codify globalist goals of open borders and unfettered immigration, legal and illegal.  Comprehensive anything means make a bill so big no one will read it and so convoluted that no one can figure it out until it is too late.   John McCain has now announced that he will oppose President Trump by reintroducing the Global Elitist Gang of 8 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.  Anyone Surprised! 

Trump’s Approach:

  1. Break the Complexity of Immigration into Manageable Pieces:

    1. Secure the Border:  Trump has reduced illegal southern crossings by over 75% since taking office.  He is also building the wall and increasing enforcement through Homeland Security and the Justice Department.  He is also beginning to BUILD THE WALL that will include a physical barrier supported by technology barriers to give border patrol agents a heads up of possible border breaches.   The physical wall will also inhibit the movement of drugs and continued human trafficking by forcing smuggling efforts to only be able to pass through checkpoints.  Trump has consistently stated that he would secure the southern border first and is doing just that.
    2. Green Card Immigration-Make LEGAL Immigration Merit Based:  Yesterday, Trump and Senators Cotton and Purdue unveiled the “RAISE” program to modify the current legal Green Card  criteria to be merit based.  This program seeks to bring in immigrants who are advantageous to the US economy and limit its impact on the US workforce.  It also prioritizes those who will enhance our workforce and not merely flood entry-level jobs.  This program also disallows immigrants from being on social welfare programs and limits chain immigration to close family only.  This will be difficult for Congress to fight but I am sure they will, including RINO McCain.
    3. Improved E-Verify Program:  Just like Trump did in merging the DOD and Veterans Affairs databases to smooth the transition of our military to civilian life, he will strengthen E-Verify to be more accurate and link to other relevant databases.  This will include a Temporary Visa database, social security, IRS and DOJ criminal databases.  This will insure that all types of illegal immigrants, visa recipients, and alien criminals are accurately monitored and violators deported from this country.  Employers must check this database prior to hiring and can actually be made to eliminate the paper based I-9 program that is labor intensive and paper burdensome.  This improvement must be reviewed, analyzed and developed standalone as it is key to the entire immigration enforcement system.
    4. “Temporary” Visa Programs Modifications:  You have all heard about H-1, H-2 visa programs that control the influx of skilled and unskilled workers to work in the US for a period of time.  One of these programs (R1) actually controls the entry of religious persons coming into the US under the Visa umbrella.  So, the visa program itself is a very complex set of laws that should be segregated and dealt with openly and not buried inside of a “comprehensive immigration plan”.  Trump will seek to crack down on blatant misuse of these programs by businesses who repeatedly fire American workers then rehire Visa foreign employees.  This is currently against the law and must be stopped.  Disney was the most prominent example of this violation.  Further, Trump will institute a tracking mechanism for Visa overstays where Visa recipients merely ignore their exit date and remain in the US.  This is not difficult to do as the government can cross reference Visa recipients against the social security/IRS payroll data.  Further, the Visa recipients can be added to an improved E-Verify system so when employers try to hire a overstay the overstay is flagged as unemployable.  
    5. Reinstatement of “Bracero” (Mexican for manual labor) type Seasonal Work Permits:  Prior to the left and their unions killing the 1942 “Mexican Farm Labor Agreement” with Mexico, the US and Mexico benefited from allowing Mexican workers to come into the US and work on a seasonal basis.  It also provided for humane working and living conditions.  Agriculture thrived under this program as they were guaranteed a stable supply of seasonal labor.  Unfortunately it was terminated in 1964 with the burgeoning effort to unionize farm works by the United Farm Works (Caesar Chavez and the National Unions) and was supported by the Catholic Church and the Democrats.  Lawful use of seasonal foreign workers for agriculture was replaced by wholesale illegal immigration and the rest is history.  Trump will include a version of the Bracero program to allow for a controlled supply of seasonal workers for agriculture and other seasonal industries such as hospitality.  The same restrictions for Temporary Visas will apply to verification, monitoring and enforcement.
    6. Refugee immigration Reform:  Trump will also deal with refugee crisis policy for crises that may occur in the future as well as the ongoing Syrian and Cuban crises.  His policy will more than likely place its primary focus on relocation of refugees in their own region where possible, even if temporary facilities have to be constructed.  Secondly, he will create a mechanism to allow for refugees to come to the US under stringent vetting and assessment.  

While there are more pieces to the immigration problems facing the US, these 6 blocks are indicative of the complexities involved and the need to avoid “comprehensive immigration reform” and deal with each of these blocks as individual major pieces of legislation.  This will allow the American People to focus on each block and logically assess the relative benefits and issues with each.  

This said, Congress is in love with “Comprehensive” anything as a mechanism to mask their giveaways to the lobbyists and special interest groups.  Trump will have to continue to go direct to the American People in order to thwart the lobbying by big business, the US Chamber of Commerce and others.  Trump’s focus is on the AMERICAN WORKERS and hopefully this will be continue to be supported by the AMERICAN PEOPLE who can force Congress to go along with Trump!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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Illegal Immigration-Southern Baptist Convention Vs FAIR-Amnesty?

The Question Remains, What do you do with 13,000,000 or So

Illegals in the Country Today?  (note 1)

6/20/2011

by RD Pierini

The Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR) views the recent resolution by the Southern Baptist Conference (SBC) as supporting Immigration Amnesty.  The SBC passed a resolution Wednesday advocating a path to legal status for illegal immigrants but tempered their resolution by adding that the resolution should not be construed as an endorsement of amnesty.  The SBC Resolution Chairman Paul Rameriz also said that the main reason for the resolution was the desire to spread the gospel to immigrants. 

FAIR countered through their media spokesman, Ira Mehlman, when Mehlman stated:  “The bottom line is that we’re talking about taking millions of people who violated our laws, and in the end granting them legal status,” says the FAIR media director. “I think most Americans would consider that to be amnesty. Other people might prefer to use euphemisms, but the American people understand what it is.”

SBC Position:  Assuming that the SBC’s statement can be taken at face value, their position appears to be that the current illegals in the country need to be given some roadmap to becoming legal citizens of the US.  Theoretically ,this position could range from making them go back to Mexico, or wherever, and reapplying for US citizenship to filling at an application here in the US and waiting here in the US for approval. 

FAIR Position:  Assuming that FAIR had a definitive position on what they think should be done with the illegals in the country, I went to their website at http://www.fairus.org/ to see what their position actually was.  I must confess, while their website is well-organized and contains a great deal of very good information and data, I could not find a policy statement or recommendation when it came to what FAIR believed to be a fair treatment for illegals in this country.  As a proponent for tough border security and sound immigration policy, I was disappointed to say the least.  If anyone finds such a position statement, please let me know what it is. 

So, since I have written many articles on illegal immigration with very specific recommendations, I cannot believe that it is all that difficult to develop a policy statement and publish it.  Then, when organizations such as the Southern Baptist, Catholic Church or whoever is trying to deal with this complex issue, they can have something to use a guideline or benchmark.

In the past I have documented some talking points on the various aspects of immigration reform actions that may help to solve the problem.  They included:

  • Secure the Border, period!
  • Modify ICE so the Immigration Control and  Enforcement is a standalone function with technical ties to other agencies to ensure proper communications.  Move Customs over to the IRS where it belongs.
    • Create a governing board for the new agency that is made up of voting delegates from each State, with other agency advisement participation such as the FBI, BLM, IRS, etc..
  • Get rid of Sanctuary Cities and States:  If needed, Congress should pass a law to make it illegal for any Federal, State, or Local entity or there agents to harbor, abet, or fail to detain any illegal immigrant that they come in contact with and require that these individuals contact Immigration Control and  Enforcement and turn these individuals over to that agency.  The Federal Government must pay for all local costs associated with this enforcement.
  • Create a Guest Worker Program similar to the Bracero program that was enacted in 1947 and was abolished in 1964, primarily due to pressure by US labor unions.  Quotas would be set based on our own economic conditions and labor needs.
  • Create an Assimilation Program.  I realize some may say this is amnesty but is has consequences for the illegal aliens.
      • All existing illegal immigrants must register with ICE within 6 months.  Any person in the US illegally who did not register would be deported immediately and they would have to apply through the normal processes from their home country.
      • Each Applicant must document prior earnings and pay all back Federal, State, and Local income, payroll and other taxes that are owed or be subject to deportation.
      • Each Applicant must pay an illegal entry fine of $2,000 per person or be deported.
      • If an applicant or their family is on a public assistance program, these benefits would be immediately terminated or the person(s) could be deported.
      • Each applicant must undergo the same medical, criminal and social screening process as all legal immigrants.  The existing laws should be reviewed to insure that they meet today’s challenges and terrorism dangers.
      • Any applicant and their family found to be in violation of any facet of the screening requirements would be deported immediately.
      • If the applicant does not have sufficient money to pay the fines, back taxes or other associated costs, they must show how they intend to pay off the debt.  The IRS would be notified and appropriate liens would be issued to secure the debt against property or future earnings JUST LIKE THEY DO FOR U.S. TAXPAYERS WHO CAN’T PAY THEIR TAXES ON TIME!
      • All costs to process and deport a person would be kept in a database.  If that person applied for citizenship at a later date from their home country, these costs would have to be repaid prior to granting access to the US.

Some would call my “assimilation program” amnesty I am sure.  But my question is, “How does anyone propose you round-up 13,000,000 or so who will be hiding if you have a strictly forced deportation policy?”  I am curious to hear specific proposals that would elevate these issues to the level of rational debate.  If you can round-up 13,000,000 people somehow, great!  We are spending in somewhere in the ballpark of $100B a year to support illegal immigrants in the US.  Everyday there is a new perk given to the illegal immigrants by politicians with no real solution to the core problem.  Americans are not mean people but they also do not like to be taken advantage of. 

So, Conservatives, let’s start putting together concrete positions that can be debated by the American public.  Forget politics and whether we will get the Hispanic, Chinese, or whatever constituency, to vote for us.  If the policy is sound, we will not lose any votes.  If we keep hiding our positions, then we allow the left to define our positions.  Right now we are somewhere between amnesty and a Gestapo type of group going in and dragging families out of their homes and trucking them in cattle cars across the border…  This is nuts and it is irresponsible.

Quit hiding behind Churches and making them the bad guys.  They are on our side, They just want to know what is behind the curtains in our side!

Congress and many administrations have proven they are incapable to deal with immigration in any meaningful way.  This next election should provide us with a clear-cut immigration policy based on our own national self-interest, like the rest of the world. 

Note (1)  The 13,000,000 illegal immigrant number was taken from FAIR’s website.