Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

Put Immigrants in Democratic Districts

October 28, 2018

If President Donald Trump can’t keep the caravan from entering the country, he should try to transport the participants to congressional districts whose voters elected a Democrat to Congress. Many Democrats want to encourage immigration so we should expect voters in those districts to welcome immigrants and be willing to share local resources including jobs with immigrants.

Voters who don’t want more immigrants in their districts shouldn’t elect politicians who want to increase immigration.. Voters in higher income districts shouldn’t vote to encourage immigration unless they are willing to have new immigrants for neighbors

Mass Deporting of Dreamers and Other “Illegals” Would Help No One and Hurt Everybody

March 20, 2018

Mass deportations of Dreamers and other illegal immigrants would be irrational because it would involve substantial economic cost without providing any  economic benefit.   The closest thing to a benefit the action would provide is that it would provide some happiness to those psychological misfits who are  obsessed with obeying laws regardless of the consequences.

“Illegal” immigrants are fully integrated in the economy,    The economy is partly dependent on their spending.   If an epidemic or a military attack were to kill 10, million Americans the economic impact could be devastating.  The deportation  of a similar number of people would have the same effect.  The money they spend in retail businesses affects the number of employees those businesses can employ.    A reduction in consumer spending would force retailers to lay off people.  Manufacturers of consumer goods,  clothing and  highly processed foods would  have to cut production because of reduced demand.    Layoffs at these firms and by retailers would further reduce demand.  Local governments often depend on sales tax revenue that would fall if too many consumers were removed from the city.

Stock traders often over react to events that hurt businesses.  They often  act like a herd of nervous cattle and stampede if any thing threatens stock prices. When stock prices are high, traders begin to worry that prices are too high and they will jump at the first sign  of a price drop.  Obviously, traders would sell retail stocks if they knew retail sales would drop even if the anticipated drop would only be a few per cent.   Sellers would try to get the best price  possible, but if many wanted to sell,  there could be a shortage of buyers which would mean a major drop in price.

Government could set up a procedure to determine whether individual immigrants are worthy of  being allowed to stay.  As with any group of people, some illegal immigrants are having a positive impact  on our society and some are having a negative impact.  The federal government should encourage those who are having a positive impact to stay to help replace the 10,000 baby boomers who retire every day.

Congress should discourage those who have a negative impact by imposing a mandatory ten year jail sentence on those who come here illegally and engage in violence, theft or sale of drugs before deporting them.  Deporting them without a jail sentence would accomplish nothing because they would likely find a way to come back.

Congress could set up a point system for evaluation of immigrants.  Those immigrants who are already here can be evaluated more easily than those who are still living in other countries  Emphasis should be on families because those adults with families are inclined to want a good place for their families to live  A family could earn points by being employed,  learning English and participating in religious or civic organizations. Public safety jobs such as military or fire fighting would provide extra points.   Children could earn points for the family by doing well in school including participating in  extracurricular activities such as sports or music.

Many Americans have long believed that God helps the United States  Those  politicians who share this view should consider the possibility that God has helped the Dreamers and their families to avoid being caught and deported.  Perhaps God has placed the Dreamers here to replace the babies who have been aborted.

Taxpayers have been investing $10,600 per student per year to educate the dreamers so they can eventually replace retiring  workers.  Deporting Dreamers would throw away that investment.

There is a popular myth that those who don’t pay an income tax don’t pay taxes. Income tax is only one of the taxes Americans pay.  Those who are living in or visiting America pay visible taxes such as sales taxes along with hidden taxes   Business owners sometimes point out that businesses don’t  pay taxes  Their customers do  The money a business pays in taxes ultimately comes from customers. The money employees  pay in taxes also comes from customers   Many of the customers who  provide the money to cover business and employee taxes are here illegally.

Wrong Groups Protest Illegal Immigration

February 13, 2016

Protests of illegal immigration into the United States are peculiar because the wrong groups are protesting.

Most of those protesting immigration are white folks who don’t want the entry level jobs the illegal immigrants usually take, particularly those involving manual labor or domestic service.   These jobs are the type of jobs young blacks need to enter the labor force.  Members of ethnic groups trying to enter the American labor force often begin with the least desirable jobs so that their children can have an opportunity for better jobs later.    The loss of entry level  jobs to illegal immigrants is keeping black unemployment higher than it should be.   Hispanic ancestry citizens and those who are in the country legally also can lose jobs to those who are in the country illegally.

President Barack Obama is undoubtedly encouraging illegal immigration because the corporate interests that bought the White House for him want a labor surplus so they can keep wages down and find people who are willing to work for less than the minimum wage.

The immigrants that take jobs from whites  often are legal immigrants.   Some tech companies use the H1B immigration program to replace American employees with immigrants who will work for less.

Many of those who complain about “illegals” have the misconception that they are all from Mexico and come into the country by illegally crossing the border from Mexico.   Many of those who enter the country by illegally crossing the border are from Central America rather of Mexico.   Some of those who enter the country illegally arrive by sea from Asia, the Middle East or Africa.    Many of those who are in the country illegally entered the country legally on student or tourist visas and simply “forgot” to leave.

Democrats Exploiting Latina Housekeeper

October 12, 2010

Democrats have been making a big issue of the fact that Meg Whitman’s former Latina housekeeper is in the country illegally. Democrats are apparently hoping Hispanics will ignore the fact that they have had a chance to change immigration law, but have refused to do so.

It must be great to live in a state that doesn’t have any significant problems. Or, did former governor (1975-1983) Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown bring up Republican opponent Meg Whitman’s hiring of an illegal immigrant because he has no idea how to deal with California’s current problems.

Whitman hired Nicandra “Nicky” Diaz Santillan as a housekeeper at a generous wage of $23 an hour after being shown documents indicating Diaz Santillan was in the country legally. Whitman fired Diaz Santillan after being told she was in the country illegally, but told Diaz Santillan she wouldn’t be reported to authorities. Whitman had come to think of Diaz Santiallan as a member of the family and thus wasn’t willing to report her to authorities..

Whitman did Diaz Santillan a favor by firing her before Whitman entered the public arena as a candidate for governor. People in the country illegally need to avoid public attention to avoid discovery. Employees of politicians are automatically in the spotlight.

Diaz Santillan wanted Whitman to help her stay in the country legally, but that would probably have been impossible for a Republican politician during a Democratic administration In fact attempting to do so might have caused the government to deport Diaz Santillan.

If you watch cop or lawyer shows you will notice that competent attorneys advise clients who have been arrested to not tell the police anything.

Gloria Allred apparently doesn’t care about protecting the rights of her client Nicandra “Nicky” Diaz Santillan. Allred told everyone, including law enforcement officers, that Diaz Santillan was guilty of violating immigration law even though Santillan wasn’t in custody and law enforcement officers may not have even suspected she was illegally in the country. Diaz Santillan could be in trouble unless Allred has worked out a secret deal with President Barack Obama to allow Diaz Santillan to avoid prosecution if she helps the Democrats win California.

If immigration authorities want people to take the law seriously they have no choice but to arrest Santillan for being in the country illegally, identity theft and lying on income withholding forms. Failure to take action would imply that those who help Democratic politicians are above the law. I wonder if immigration authorities are prepared to explain their actions to a Republican congressional committee.

If I were more ambitious I would try to find out if Allred has made any comments about Arizona’s immigration law. She seems to share the opinion of Arizona authorities that Hispanics should automatically be suspected of being in the country illegally. Allred claims that Meg Whitman should have known Diaz Santiallan was in the country illegally when she received a letter from the Social Security Administration referring to a discrepancy in Diaz Santillan’s name and social security number.

Allred hopes we won’t read the letter which explicitly states “this letter makes no statement about your employee’s immigration status.” The letter warns that it “is not a basis, in and of itself, for you to take any adverse action against the employee such as laying off, suspending, firing or discriminating against the employee. Any employer who uses the information in this letter to justify taking adverse action against the employee may violate state or federal law or be subject to legal consequences.”

The normal assumption for a letter about a female employee indicating her name and Social Security number didn’t match would be that she changed her name without notifying the Social Security Administration.

The fact that Whitman paid Diaz Santillan $23 an hour indicates Whitman didn’t know Diaz Santillan was in the country illegally. In 2007, most non-Boeing aircraft workers in Washington made less than $23 an hour. Those who knowingly employ people who are in the country illegally typically pay them very low wages.

Diaz Santiallan’s claim that she wasn’t paid for some hours worked sounds like the type of disagreement that can normally occur between employer and employee. The complaint about not being paid for running errands might make sense if Diaz Santillan hadn’t being paid $23 an hour.

Diaz Santialln wouldn’t have much chance in a civil suit against Whitman because Diaz Santillan has admitted lying about her immigration status and her identity.

Democrats are clearly using Diaz Santillan for political purposes and its unlikely they care as much about her as Meg Whitman does. Whitman tried to help Diaz Santillan stay in the country the only way Whitman could by severing ties with Diaz Santillan so that the publicity surrounding Whitman wouldn’t expose her status.

The exposure Diaz Santillan has received may make it impossible for her to find another job because she has told everyone she is here illegally.

The incident demonstrates what is wrong with immigration law. Potential terrorists like the Times Square bomber and the 9/11 hijackers can enter the country legally, but a hard working mother like Diaz Santuillan has to sneak in.

Democrats have had two years to change immigration law since Barack Obama became President. The fact they haven’t done so indicates they like the law just the way it is. Democrats want foreign manual labor in the country, but they want the workers to have to enter the country illegally so their friends can hire the illegal immigrants at substandard wages.

Democrats have changed health care and bank regulations. Why haven’t they changed immigration?