Why Push an Immigration Reform Bill That Won’t Pass?

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

Politico has a good story this morning breaking down criticism over Sen. Robert Menendez’s comprehensive immigration bill, which could be unveiled as early as tonight. Republicans have shown little appetite for immigration reform, panning even smaller measures such as the DREAM Act and AgJOBS to help undocumented students and farm workers. The main question, then, is why push a bill that isn’t expected to pass?

Menendez claims its a matter of good policy, and will demonstrate the differences between the two parties’ stances on immigration before the election:

“If you look at all of the polls, overwhelmingly, people want to see a resolution of the problem. They want to see our system reformed,” Menendez told POLITICO Tuesday. “So clearly, you see the difference between those who are willing to move forward and get a reform and [those who are] not, and for the Hispanic community, clearly they understand who stands on their side and [who does] not.”

It’s a message immigrants rights groups have pushed, too, in hopes that Democrats will win enough seats to pass comprehensive immigration reform down the line.

But even if it energizes the base for the future, many don’t expect it to go anywhere now. “Given the timing, given the lack of bipartisan support, I think it’s hard to get excited about it,” Marie Gonzalez, a DREAM Act supporter, told Politico.

Republicans, for their part, said they would not support a bill that included what they dismiss as “amnesty”: paths to citizenship for any of the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. “That’s a nonstarter,” Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), chairman of the conservative House Immigration Reform Caucus, told Politico.

Menendez’s bill will likely be similar to a bill Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) offered this spring. Schumer’s bill included paths to citizenship and temporary worker program as well as an enforcement measures such as border security and employee verification.

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Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

Ignorance is Bliss: Those who have NO CLUE or QUALIFICATIONS about Immigration are those who show their IGNORANCE :)

There is NO SUCH WORD AS 'ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT” in Blacks Law Dictionary, or In Merriam Websters Dictionary. Get Educated .

“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday that the claim by some conservative activists that illegal immigration is to blame for all of the state's fiscal problems is ignorant and bigoted.”

Arturo E. Ocampo of Tracy has been a practicing attorney since 1985, In the 20-plus years I have spent studying, lecturing and litigating immigration issues, two things have always amazed me. The first is the amount and intensity of hate spewed against undocumented workers. The second is the amount of misinformation that is published about them.

On this second point, the quote from Mark Twain is illustrative. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” I suppose this may be true in part because misinformation, like a lie, requires no accuracy, validation or research; all of which are time-consuming practices.

The recent letters alleging that all undocumented workers are “criminals,” and specifically Veronica Suarez, whose plight was written about in the Tracy Press recently, is a criminal are factually incorrect.

According to the facts (as stated in Sharon Franceschi’s Sept. 7 commentary) Saurez entered the U.S. on a valid visa, overstayed her visa when it expired, resulting in her unlawful immigration status. None of these acts, as stated by Franceschi, constitute a crime under federal or state law. Overstaying a valid visa under the Immigration and Naturalization Act is a civil violation of the law, not a criminal violation. Being in the U.S. in under undocumented status is not a criminal violation, but a civil violation of the INA.

The facts, as stated by Franceschi, do not indicate that Suarez has committed any crime. To call her a criminal is erroneous at best, and libelous at worst.

Furthermore, it is an Americanism that a person is innocent until proven guilty. So until Suarez (or any other undocumented person) is charged and found guilty of a crime, it would be inappropriate to call them “criminals.”

It is important to note that there is a very large difference between civil and criminal violations of law. The distinction is so important that the law makes the erroneous allegation that one has committed a crime of slander or libel, (which means liability is automatic even without proof of damages). One who violates the civil law is no more a criminal than someone who has breached a contract or accidentally damaged another’s property.

It is true that entering the United States without inspection is a misdemeanor under the INA. The misdemeanor is completed once an individual’s entry is complete. Suarez, according to Franceschi, did not enter without inspection; she entered with a valid visa. According to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services statistics, about 40 percent of undocumented persons enter legally and overstay their visas (which, as stated above, is not a crime). Consequently, at least 40 percent of the undocumented population has committed no crime in regards to their immigration status.

Therefore, one cannot assume that a person has committed a crime simply because they are undocumented.

Franceschi is also in error in her allegation that getting married and having children while being undocumented in the U.S. is a violation of the law. It is not. Franceschi goes on to say that Suarez “apparently bought a house illegally.” It is unlikely that Franceschi knows exactly how Suarez purchased her home. Consequently, any allegation of illegality is, at a minimum, irresponsible.

It is also important to note that the Immigration and Citizenship Services doesn’t consider all undocumented persons criminals. When the Immigration and Citizenship Services publishes information about its enforcement activities involving undocumented workers, it are always sure to make a distinction between “criminal” and noncriminal aliens.

Another myth is that the term “illegal aliens” is a term of art or is legal jargon. This term is not found anywhere in the INA or in Blacks Law Dictionary. The INA refers to undocumented persons as either an EWI (entered without inspection) or as someone who has overstayed their visa. “Illegal aliens” is a term invented by anti-immigrant groups designed to put undocumented persons in the worst possible light and to instill fear in Americans. It is intentionally designed to associate undocumented persons with criminality.

This xenophobic view that undocumented persons are “simply criminals” comes from the historical stereotype that the foreign-born, especially undocumented immigrants, are responsible for higher crime rates. This misconception has deep roots in American public opinion and popular myth. This myth, however, is not supported empirically and has repeatedly been refuted by scientific studies. Both contemporary and historical data, (including U.S. governmental studies) have shown that immigration is associated with lower crime rates.

The studies have uniformly shown that recent immigrants (including the undocumented) are less likely to be involved in violent crime, and that when there is an increase in immigration patterns, violent crime decreases. This has been shown to be true in large cities with heavy immigrant populations.

In the most recent of these studies, The Myth of Immigrant Criminality and the Paradox of Assimilation (2007), from the Immigrant Policy Institute, it was found that among men age 18 to 39 (who are the vast majority of inmates in federal and state prisons and local jails), immigrants were five times less likely to be incarcerated than the native-born in 2000.

During the Proposition 187 debate, then-Gov. Pete Wilson published statistics that stated that
12 percent to 15 percent of the state prison population had Immigration and Citizenship Services holds or potential holds. The Department of Corrections analyst who compiled these numbers said Immigration and Citizenship Services holds are placed on inmates who were born outside of the U.S. (therefore 12 percent to 15 percent of the prison population was immigrants). The immigrant population at the time in California hovered at about 25 percent, showing immigrants were much less likely to be incarcerated than the native born in California.

In short, the data shows you are much safer if your neighbor is an immigrant.

Franceschi owes Suarez an apology. I am also surprised that the Tracy Press allowed a commentary to run without checking the facts. Although commentaries are designed to allow for the expression of differing opinions, the First Amendment is not as generous with misstatements of facts — especially when the facts can be libelous.

For the immigration debate to be a healthy one, we should strive for a debate based on facts, not myth or tired stereotypes. We should also not let our position on this topic strip us of one of the great qualities we possess as people — the ability to be compassionate.

Arturo E. Ocampo of Tracy has been a practicing attorney since 1985, with an expertise in immigration rights and class action lawsuits on behalf of immigrants, including the way the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was implemented, Border Patrol’s raids and Proposition 187. He is director of diversity and equal employment opportunity for the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District.


Facts
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

Ignorance is Bliss: Those who have NO CLUE or QUALIFICATIONS about Immigration are those who show their IGNORANCE :)

There is NO SUCH WORD AS 'ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT” in Blacks Law Dictionary, or In Merriam Websters Dictionary. Get Educated .

“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday that the claim by some conservative activists that illegal immigration is to blame for all of the state's fiscal problems is ignorant and bigoted.”

Arturo E. Ocampo of Tracy has been a practicing attorney since 1985, In the 20-plus years I have spent studying, lecturing and litigating immigration issues, two things have always amazed me. The first is the amount and intensity of hate spewed against undocumented workers. The second is the amount of misinformation that is published about them.

On this second point, the quote from Mark Twain is illustrative. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” I suppose this may be true in part because misinformation, like a lie, requires no accuracy, validation or research; all of which are time-consuming practices.

The recent letters alleging that all undocumented workers are “criminals,” and specifically Veronica Suarez, whose plight was written about in the Tracy Press recently, is a criminal are factually incorrect.

According to the facts (as stated in Sharon Franceschi’s Sept. 7 commentary) Saurez entered the U.S. on a valid visa, overstayed her visa when it expired, resulting in her unlawful immigration status. None of these acts, as stated by Franceschi, constitute a crime under federal or state law. Overstaying a valid visa under the Immigration and Naturalization Act is a civil violation of the law, not a criminal violation. Being in the U.S. in under undocumented status is not a criminal violation, but a civil violation of the INA.

The facts, as stated by Franceschi, do not indicate that Suarez has committed any crime. To call her a criminal is erroneous at best, and libelous at worst.

Furthermore, it is an Americanism that a person is innocent until proven guilty. So until Suarez (or any other undocumented person) is charged and found guilty of a crime, it would be inappropriate to call them “criminals.”

It is important to note that there is a very large difference between civil and criminal violations of law. The distinction is so important that the law makes the erroneous allegation that one has committed a crime of slander or libel, (which means liability is automatic even without proof of damages). One who violates the civil law is no more a criminal than someone who has breached a contract or accidentally damaged another’s property.

It is true that entering the United States without inspection is a misdemeanor under the INA. The misdemeanor is completed once an individual’s entry is complete. Suarez, according to Franceschi, did not enter without inspection; she entered with a valid visa. According to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services statistics, about 40 percent of undocumented persons enter legally and overstay their visas (which, as stated above, is not a crime). Consequently, at least 40 percent of the undocumented population has committed no crime in regards to their immigration status.

Therefore, one cannot assume that a person has committed a crime simply because they are undocumented.

Franceschi is also in error in her allegation that getting married and having children while being undocumented in the U.S. is a violation of the law. It is not. Franceschi goes on to say that Suarez “apparently bought a house illegally.” It is unlikely that Franceschi knows exactly how Suarez purchased her home. Consequently, any allegation of illegality is, at a minimum, irresponsible.

It is also important to note that the Immigration and Citizenship Services doesn’t consider all undocumented persons criminals. When the Immigration and Citizenship Services publishes information about its enforcement activities involving undocumented workers, it are always sure to make a distinction between “criminal” and noncriminal aliens.

Another myth is that the term “illegal aliens” is a term of art or is legal jargon. This term is not found anywhere in the INA or in Blacks Law Dictionary. The INA refers to undocumented persons as either an EWI (entered without inspection) or as someone who has overstayed their visa. “Illegal aliens” is a term invented by anti-immigrant groups designed to put undocumented persons in the worst possible light and to instill fear in Americans. It is intentionally designed to associate undocumented persons with criminality.

This xenophobic view that undocumented persons are “simply criminals” comes from the historical stereotype that the foreign-born, especially undocumented immigrants, are responsible for higher crime rates. This misconception has deep roots in American public opinion and popular myth. This myth, however, is not supported empirically and has repeatedly been refuted by scientific studies. Both contemporary and historical data, (including U.S. governmental studies) have shown that immigration is associated with lower crime rates.

The studies have uniformly shown that recent immigrants (including the undocumented) are less likely to be involved in violent crime, and that when there is an increase in immigration patterns, violent crime decreases. This has been shown to be true in large cities with heavy immigrant populations.

In the most recent of these studies, The Myth of Immigrant Criminality and the Paradox of Assimilation (2007), from the Immigrant Policy Institute, it was found that among men age 18 to 39 (who are the vast majority of inmates in federal and state prisons and local jails), immigrants were five times less likely to be incarcerated than the native-born in 2000.

During the Proposition 187 debate, then-Gov. Pete Wilson published statistics that stated that
12 percent to 15 percent of the state prison population had Immigration and Citizenship Services holds or potential holds. The Department of Corrections analyst who compiled these numbers said Immigration and Citizenship Services holds are placed on inmates who were born outside of the U.S. (therefore 12 percent to 15 percent of the prison population was immigrants). The immigrant population at the time in California hovered at about 25 percent, showing immigrants were much less likely to be incarcerated than the native born in California.

In short, the data shows you are much safer if your neighbor is an immigrant.

Franceschi owes Suarez an apology. I am also surprised that the Tracy Press allowed a commentary to run without checking the facts. Although commentaries are designed to allow for the expression of differing opinions, the First Amendment is not as generous with misstatements of facts — especially when the facts can be libelous.

For the immigration debate to be a healthy one, we should strive for a debate based on facts, not myth or tired stereotypes. We should also not let our position on this topic strip us of one of the great qualities we possess as people — the ability to be compassionate.

Arturo E. Ocampo of Tracy has been a practicing attorney since 1985, with an expertise in immigration rights and class action lawsuits on behalf of immigrants, including the way the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was implemented, Border Patrol’s raids and Proposition 187. He is director of diversity and equal employment opportunity for the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District.


Facts
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/reagan-insider-gop-destroyed-us-economy-2010-08-10

This week, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) came out with a report entitled, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, which discusses the costs of unauthorized immigration to the United States. As usual, FAIR has put out a highly misleading fiscal snapshot of the costs allegedly imposed on U.S. taxpayers by unauthorized immigrants and completely discounts the economic contributions of unauthorized workers and consumers. Moreover, FAIR inflates their costs in a variety of ways and conveniently ignores any contributions that would offset these costs.

While the publication is long and deals with a wide range of issues that warrant more dissection by credible economic experts, the trade publication Education Week has already begun the deconstruction with an item that sheds light on their misleading claims about providing English language services in schools.

Another argument FAIR makes, which makes it hard to glean what their solution would be is the high cost of deporting undocumented workers which FAIR blames on the immigrants themselves. It's a somewhat circular argument to say that the cost of undocumented immigrants includes the cost of failing law enforcement efforts. So, in essence, FAIR is saying that the deport-them-all approach costs too much money and doesn't work. Yet their “solution” is to spend even more money on enforcement.

FAIR's data is meant only to reinforce their vision of “attrition through enforcement.” It is not rooted in an effort to move the immigration debate forward. Therefore, passing comprehensive immigration reform – which would yield a cumulative $1.5 trillion in added U.S. gross domestic product over 10 years – is the only sound economic decision the United States can make.

SOURCE Immigration Policy Center

Who’s behind these laws?

The Immigration Reform Law Institute, or IRLI, the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, drafted the Arizona law and most of the copycat bills. The Southern Poverty Law Center designated FAIR a hate group because of its founder’s writings, its repeated participation with white nationalist groups, and its receipt of major funding from a racist organization.

Copycat laws frequently rely on the work of attorney Kris Kobach, who works for IRLI. Kobach’s lawyering has cost localities who have hired him millions of dollars while the laws have been found unconstitutional. The Arizona law was brought forth by State Senator Russell Pearce, who the Arizona press has described as having a history of associating with neo-Nazis and sending anti-Semitic emails.


Facts
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

Prison Industry Ties to Anti-Immigration Bills
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The private detention industry stands to gain substantially from a growing immigrant detention system, so it’s no accident that a lobbying group partially funded by Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, which operates some of the country’s largest private detention facilities, has had a hand in crafting both Arizona’s harsh SB 1070 immigration law and, now, the copycat bills springing up across the country.

Ties between Arizona lawmakers and CCA are not news, but Think Progress has a good run down of the key points: SB 1070 was drafted with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council, which helps the private sector write legislation for states. CCA, which is slated to receive $74 million for immigration detention centers in the 2010 fiscal year, helps fund the group.

CCA also has close, direct ties with Arizona lawmakers. Gov. Jan Brewer’s deputy chief of staff formerly worked as a lobbyist for CCA — his wife still works as a lobbyist there — and Brewer’s campaign chairman runs a lobbying firm that represents the prison corporation.

Similar ties can be found between CCA and lawmakers in other states who have pushed for anti-immigration laws, such as Tennessee and Colorado. (Read the full rundown for the states here.) And CCA routinely gives money to state lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans, that have direct connections to the detention business, as The Texas Independent reported last month.

Why is it important? Think Progress explains how anti-immigration bills could help the prison industry make a profit:

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/perspectives/anti-immigration-hysteria-tied-to-the-private-prison-industry-1.1572422
Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed S.B. 1070 into law, and the legislation’s principal architect, Russell Pearce, both have extensive financial ties to the private prison industry powerhouse Corrections Corporation of America, a company which stands to profit in the sum of millions if Arizona’s “papers please” legislation is enacted.

CCA, one of the leading providers of detention and correction services in the country, holds the contract to imprison all federal detainees in the state of Arizona. S.B. 1070 would lead to more arrests on federal immigration charges, causing money to pour into the gargantuan coffers of the private prison industry and directly into the bank accounts of those who are financially tied to it.

Republican state senator Pearce submitted a draft version of S.B. 1070 to the American Legislative Exchange Council for revision months before the bill was introduced to the floor of the Arizona Senate. Pearce is one of 35 Arizona legislators who belong to this organization.

Two years prior, ALEC was the recipient of millions of dollars in contributions from CCA and Geo Group, two of the largest private prison companies in the state.

Pearce’s financial records also indicate that the political action committees funded by both CCA and Geo Group have donated the maximum amount allowable to his campaign.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s deputy chief of staff, Paul Senseman, is a former CCA lobbyist. His wife Kathryn Senseman currently lobbies the state legislature on behalf of the company.

Still more damning is the fact that the governor’s leading policy advisor, J. Charles “Chuck” Coughlin, is the president of Highground Consulting, the lobbying firm which represents CCA’s interests in Arizona.

CCA also contributed a total of $10,000 dollars to the Prop 100 campaign earlier this year, an initiative, along with S.B. 1070, which set the stage for Brewer’s reelection bid.

Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO was among the first to report on this glaring conflict of interest. In retaliation, the Brewer campaign pulled ll advertisements from the network.

The economics of immigration, Stephen C. Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration and someone who enjoys bipartisan support for his straightforwardness, said that by 2007, the Social Security trust fund had received a net benefit of somewhere between $120 billion and $240 billion from unauthorized immigrants.

That represented an astounding 5.4 percent to 10.7 percent of the trust fund's total assets of $2.24 trillion that year. The cumulative contribution is surely higher now. Unauthorized immigrants paid a net contribution of $12 billion in 2007 alone, Goss said.

Previous estimates circulating publicly and in Congress had placed the annual contributions at roughly half of Goss's 2007 figure and listed the cumulative benefit on the order of $50 billion.

The Social Security trust fund faces a solvency crisis that would be even more pressing were it not for these payments.

Adding to the Social Security irony is that the restrictionists are mostly OLDER AND RETIRED WHITES from longtime American families. The very people, in other words, who benefit most from the Social Security payments by unauthorized immigrants.

THE FACTS ARE THAT JAN BREWER AND THE REPUBLICANS ARE DOING THIS TO GET REELECTED, HERE ARE FACTS.

1, HOW MUCH MONEY $$$$$$$ IS ALLOCATED TO ENFORCE THIS LAW?? NONE.

2, HOW MANY NEW POLICEMEN / WOMEN SHES HIRED TO HOLD AND PROCESS THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS? NONE.

3, HOW MANY NEW IMMIGRATION JUDGES SHES HIRED TO PROCESS THE THOUSANDS OF DEPORTATION CASES?? NONE.

4, HOW MANY NEW JAILS SHES BUILT TO HOLD THE THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS? NONE.

5, HOW MANY BUSES / PLANES SHES BROUGHT TO DEPORT THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THOSE WHO ARE ORDERED BY THE IMMIGRATION JUDGES TO BE DEPORTED?? NONE.

CAN ANYONE ANSWER THESE FACTS? THE REPUBLICAN STATES ARE TRYING TO MAKE THIS THEIR PLATFORM, THEY WILL LOSE BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG TIME.
ALL ARE GODS CHILDREN. NO HUMAN IS ABOVE ANOTHER. ALL ARE CREATED BY ONE ALMIGHTY GOD WHO LOVES ALL HIS CHILDREN.
I AM NOT SAYING DON'T CLOSE THE BORDERS I AM SAYING STOP THE FOOLISH HATE AND IGNORANCE.

Moments after signing Arizona's tough new immigration law in April, Gov. Jan Brewer was asked WHAT A ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LOOKS LIKE????

The question, posed during a news conference that was broadcast live on TV, seemed to catch Brewer off guard. After a long pause, she said, “I DON'T KNOW WHAT A ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LOOKS LIKE. I can tell you that there are people in Arizona that ASS-U-ME they know what an illegal immigrant looks like. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY KNOW THAT FOR A FACT OR NOT.”

Her answer cut to the very heart of the controversy surrounding the law, which takes effect July 29. Although there are many people who assume they know what an illegal immigrant looks like, the fact is, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to tell a person's immigration status by appearance, experts say.

So despite assurances to the contrary, some civil-rights groups and others fear that enforcement of the law will lead to racial profiling. Several lawsuits already raise worries of civil-rights violations, and a group of Arizona law professors concluded the law authorizes enforcement based on ethnicity. That, they allege, would mean officers would end up harassing and possibly detaining people who aren't illegal immigrants.

The vast majority of illegal immigrants are Hispanic. But most Hispanics in Arizona are not illegal immigrants – they are legal residents or U.S. citizens, many with roots dating back generations.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/07/18/20100718illegal-immigration-profiling.html#ixzz0u2wY1a1d

What both these Republicans FORGOT to Mention in their SPIN POLITICS is that

It’s all about economics! Removing undocumented workers from the U.S. would total a loss of $1.8 trillion in annual spending and $651.5 billion in annual economic output, according to a study by the economic analysis firm The Perryman Group. It would cost about $28 billion per year to apprehend illegal immigrants, $6 billion a year to detain them, $500 million for extra beds, $2 million to judicially process them and $1.6 billion to transport them home. $230 Billion is the estimated amount it would cost over the next five years to enact the scenario of the mass-deportation caucus and deport the undocumented population, according to a report by the Center for American Progress. Legalization of undocumented immigrants would significantly expand the economy—by a cumulative $1.5 trillion in gross domestic product over 10 years. A deportation approach, by contrast, would have the cumulative effect of draining $2.5 trillion over 10 years from the U.S. economy. Illegal immigrants are paying their share of taxes, they pay the same taxes as you and me when they purchase anything, They don't carry a card that says Undocumented Immigrant, DON'T CHARGE TAXES
Start looking at FACTS & NUMBERS.

Who’s behind these laws?

FOLLOW THE MONEY$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Many may want them gone, but illegal immigrants in Oklahoma can be good business.

So say county officials who handle the purse strings of some sheriff's departments in the state. Millions in revenue for transporting and detaining immigrants for the federal government have financed jobs, departments and, in some cases, entire jails.

“It's a good business plan,” said Tim Albin, chief of the services division that oversees the budget for the Tulsa County Sheriffs Department. “It allows us to bank and put money back and carry over for other things.”

Read more: http://newsok.com/jailing-immigrants-adds-funds-for-some-counties/article/3489827#ixzz0yC9uF24O

The Immigration Reform Law Institute, or IRLI, the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, drafted the Arizona law and most of the copycat bills. The Southern Poverty Law Center designated FAIR a hate group because of its founder’s writings, its repeated participation with white nationalist groups, and its receipt of major funding from a racist organization.

Copycat laws frequently rely on the work of attorney Kris Kobach, who works for IRLI. Kobach’s lawyering has cost localities who have hired him millions of dollars while the laws have been found unconstitutional. The Arizona law was brought forth by State Senator Russell Pearce, who the Arizona press has described as having a history of associating with neo-Nazis and sending anti-Semitic emails.


Facts
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

Daniel Griswold: Immigration law should reflect our dynamic labor market

Daniel Griswold is director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington. His writings on immigration can be found at http://www.freetrade.org; e-mail him at dgriswold@cato.org.

Daniel Griswold, Director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies, says he believes that the key to immigration reform is a guest worker policy. He also explains that the competition between U.S. citizens and immigrants over low skilled, low paying jobs will not escalate since the number of U.S. citizens with a high school diplomas is rising. This means that the pool of native citizens who work as low skill laborers will become smaller

Before balming the Undocumented Immigrants consider two thoughts:

One, if low-skilled, illegal immigration is the single greatest cause of California’s woes, how does the author explain the relative success of Texas? As a survey in the July 11 issue of The Economist magazine explained, smaller-government Texas has avoided many of the problems of California while outperforming most of the rest of the country in job creation and economic growth. And Texas has managed to do this with an illegal immigrant population that rivals California’s as a share of its population.

Two, low-skilled immigrants actually enhance the human capital of native-born Americans by allowing us to move up the occupational ladder to jobs that are more productive and better paying. In a new study from the Cato Institute, titled “Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform,” this phenomenon is called the “occupational mix effect” and it translates into tens of billions of dollars of benefits to U.S. households.

Our new study, authored by economists Peter Dixon and Maureen Rimmer, found that legalization of low-skilled immigration would boost the incomes of American households by $180 billion, while further restricting such immigration would reduce the incomes of U.S. families by $80 billion.

That is a quarter of a trillion dollar difference between following the policy advice of National Review and that of the Cato Institute. Last time I checked, that is still real money, even in Washington.

Among its many virtues, America is a nation where laws are generally reasonable, respected and impartially enforced. A glaring exception is immigration.

Today an estimated 12 million people live in the U.S. without authorization, 1.6 million in Texas alone, and that number grows every year. Many Americans understandably want the rule of law restored to a system where law-breaking has become the norm.

The fundamental choice before us is whether we redouble our efforts to enforce existing immigration law, whatever the cost, or whether we change the law to match the reality of a dynamic society and labor market.

Low-skilled immigrants cross the Mexican border illegally or overstay their visas for a simple reason: There are jobs waiting here for them to fill, especially in Texas and other, faster growing states. Each year our economy creates hundreds of thousands of net new jobs – in such sectors as retail, cleaning, food preparation, construction and tourism – that require only short-term, on-the-job training.

At the same time, the supply of Americans who have traditionally filled many of those jobs – those without a high school diploma – continues to shrink. Their numbers have declined by 4.6 million in the past decade, as the typical American worker becomes older and better educated.

Yet our system offers no legal channel for anywhere near a sufficient number of peaceful, hardworking immigrants to legally enter the United States even temporarily to fill this growing gap. The predictable result is illegal immigration

In response, we can spend billions more to beef up border patrols. We can erect hundreds of miles of ugly fence slicing through private property along the Rio Grande. We can raid more discount stores and chicken-processing plants from coast to coast. We can require all Americans to carry a national ID card and seek approval from a government computer before starting a new job.

Or we can change our immigration law to more closely conform to how millions of normal people actually live.

Crossing an international border to support your family and pursue dreams of a better life is not an inherently criminal act like rape or robbery. If it were, then most of us descend from criminals. As the people of Texas know well, the large majority of illegal immigrants are not bad people. They are people who value family, faith and hard work trying to live within a bad system.

When large numbers of otherwise decent people routinely violate a law, the law itself is probably the problem. To argue that illegal immigration is bad merely because it is illegal avoids the threshold question of whether we should prohibit this kind of immigration in the first place.

We've faced this choice on immigration before. In the early 1950s, federal agents were making a million arrests a year along the Mexican border. In response, Congress ramped up enforcement, but it also dramatically increased the number of visas available through the Bracero guest worker program. As a result, apprehensions at the border dropped 95 percent. By changing the law, we transformed an illegal inflow of workers into a legal flow.

For those workers already in the United States illegally, we can avoid “amnesty” and still offer a pathway out of the underground economy. Newly legalized workers can be assessed fines and back taxes and serve probation befitting the misdemeanor they've committed. They can be required to take their place at the back of the line should they eventually apply for permanent residency.

The fatal flaw of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act was not that it offered legal status to workers already here but that it made no provision for future workers to enter legally.

Immigration is not the only area of American life where a misguided law has collided with reality. In the 1920s and '30s, Prohibition turned millions of otherwise law-abiding Americans into lawbreakers and spawned an underworld of moon-shining, boot-legging and related criminal activity. (Sound familiar?) We eventually made the right choice to tax and regulate alcohol rather than prohibit it.

In the 19th century, America's frontier was settled largely by illegal squatters. In his influential book on property rights, The Mystery of Capital, economist Hernando de Soto describes how these so-called extralegals began to farm, mine and otherwise improve land to which they did not have strict legal title. After failed attempts by the authorities to destroy their cabins and evict them, federal and state officials finally recognized reality, changed the laws, declared amnesty and issued legal documents conferring title to the land the settlers had improved.

As Mr. de Soto wisely concluded: “The law must be compatible with how people actually arrange their lives.” That must be a guiding principle when Congress returns to the important task of fixing our immigration laws.

Daniel Griswold is director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington. His writings on immigration can be found at http://www.freetrade.org; e-mail him at dgriswold@cato.org.


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The Undocumented Immigrants pay the exact same amount of taxes like you and me when they buy Things, rent a house, fill up gas, drink a beer or wine, buy appliances, play the states lottery and mega millions . Below are the links to just a few sites that will show you exactly how much tax you or the Undocumented Immigrant pays , so you see they are NOT FREELOADERS, THEY PAY TAXES AND TOLLS Exactly the same as you, Now if you take out 10% from your states /city Budget what will your city/state look like financially ?

Stop your folly thinking , you are wise USE YOUR WISDOM to see the reality. They pay more taxes than you think, Including FEDERAL INCOME TAX using a ITN Number that is given to them by the IRS, Social Security Taxes and State taxes that are withheld form their paychecks automatically.

Taxes, paid by You & the Undocumented are the same in each state check your state : http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sales.html

GAS Taxes paid by you & the Undocumented are the same. Go to and check out your states tax; http://www.gaspricewatch.com/usgastaxes.asp

Cigarette Taxes paid by you & the Undocumented are the same, check this out in : http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/cigarett.html

Clothing Sales Taxes, are the same paid by you & the Undocumented Immigrant; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States

City Taxes, are the same paid by you or the Undocumented, since he pays rent and the LANDLORD pays the city : http://www.town-usa.com/statetax/statetaxlist.html

Beer Taxes, are the same paid by you or the Undocumented: http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/beer.html

TAX DATA : http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/245.html


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Seems that no matter how much irrefutable evidence is offered in direct opposition to the pro-illegal alien crowd, they choose to ignore it and continue with their corrupted interpretations of the known facts.

1.) it's OK to be here illegally because, illegals pay taxes on the money they earned…illegally?! …what?

In California alone, the $10.7 Billion dollars illegal aliens are stealing from legal California citizens accounts half of the annual deficit! For every $3 and illegal alien makes, it costs legal California citizens $5 in welfare, and social services alone!

There is NO legal, or moral argument that defends this abhorrent behavior! If your here illegally it's the same as entering someone's house un-invited, and unwelcome. Simply put, IT'S ILLEGAL!! And all means available should be used to remove your illegal butt's as soon as possible!!


SteveT
Comment posted September 30, 2010 @ 2:15 am

The only “resolution” Americans want and will accept is the enforcement of our current immigration laws — which has been promised (but never delivered) for decades.

Quinnipiac University released a poll recently that showed that about 70% of Americans want stricter enforcement of laws against illegal aliens, while only a small % want amnesty.

So despite the lies from Menendez and other open border anarchists, We the People reject any form of amnesty for illegals.


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Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 8:44 am

Here's a fact for you: More than 40 percent of all workers in this country have no federal tax liability, and some even receive Earned Income Tax Credits, a.k.a as form of welfare. Give amnesty to these people and you'll make them permanent non-payers. Those of us who do pay taxes, the 50% or so citizens, object to this new burden. You won't hear this argument addressed by the main stream media, or advocates fo these people. Even if what the commenter said is true, they're still burdens on our society. The low wage earner has less disposable income, travels less, so buys less gas than the rest of us, pays less taxes on clothing and other consumer goods due to his impoverished condition. Lastly, given amnesty, he will not doubt become eligible for welfare and social programs. Giving amnesty to these people makes them a greater burden than they already are, but you won't hear that addressed by the reader above. Such studies only address the before, not the after.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 9:09 am

Oh, and let's not forget about the $23 billion that they extract from our economy and send to Mexico and the other countries in Central America. I suggest that that dwarfs their tax contributions by quite a large margin. The people who do these studies are the products of left-wing educational systems which have well know transnational biases. They're taught to feel guilty that our nation is successful and that somehow we owe the world a living.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 9:20 am

“Daniel Griswold: Immigration law should reflect our dynamic labor market.”

How about this, immigration should reflect its impact on the taxpayers of this country. Personally, I don't care to subsidize private enterprise's need for labor, but that's what your asking when we import poverty and illiteracy. Name a country that's taken the stategy that you've mentioned. There are none. We're told by Barack Obama that a literate nation is essential, but we hear from the other side of his mout that we must import poverty and illiteracy via immigrants, whose value added is dependent upon manual labor, which we've been on a path to eliminating since McCormick and his reaper and Eli Whitney and his cotton gin. I have no doubt that our progress in agricultural technology has suffered greatly from the availability of cheap labor, and that many jobs now done by illegal aliens could be done by machines that do not rest, go on sick leave or need a vactation. The argument of the commenter is the same one made by the sweat shop owners who exploit these illegal aliens. It's been discredited time and again.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 10:59 am

“The fatal flaw of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act was not that it offered legal status to workers already here but that it made no provision for future workers to enter legally.”

Would it have mattered? Polls of Mexicans show that far more of them would leave their country for ours if they were able to, and far more than our labor market can support. There's no credible evidence that illegal immigration would stop just because we permit more workers in. People would do as they do today, be hired by unscrupulous employers who would seek to profit from undercutting legal workers.

Why should Mexicans be given this privilege over everyone else? Hispanic hegemony seems to be the rational. I've been all over the world, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and many other places. There are people from third world countries such as Pakistan and African countries that travel thousands of miles from their homeland to work in the wealthier Asian countries. Why shouldn't they be given an equal opportunity to compete for the same jobs that Latinos are stealing?

Another amnesty would just provide seeds for another, and another, as more people who do not believe in a nation of laws, but one of political might, where law means less than your ability to wield the knife that cuts the welfare pie and gain advantage. Every amnesty undercuts the will of the people to enforce the law, as the lawless become politically stronger. Lest we forget amnesties beget amnesties, as the amnesty constituency grows in proportion.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 11:21 am

“Among its many virtues, America is a nation where laws are generally reasonable, respected and impartially enforced. A glaring exception is immigration.”

Who made the laws unworkable in the first place? The premise of our legal and enforcement system is that it is controllable, that the majority of our neighbors would respect our sovereign rights. Wholesale disrepct of law under any circumstances overwhelms the sytem and makes it unworkable. Mexicans and other Latin Americans by there very extensive actions have shown their contempt for our right to control immigration policies, to the extent that drastic action has become necessary. Our immgration problem has become uncontrollable not because it is unreasonable, but because foreigners from south of our border have overwhelmed us, and because our politicians have betrayed our ability to enforce the law by underfunding law enforcement authorities. The writer apparently believes that our laws our unreasonable because they exist, not because they are irrational. Unfortunately for him, he would be unable to cite any other nation on earth which is acting unreasonably even though their laws are exactly as ours, even those of Latin America. If everyone else laws are consonant with ours, how can he argue that we are being unreasonable.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 11:34 am

“The Social Security trust fund faces a solvency crisis that would be even more pressing were it not for these payments.”

This is a false argument, as it just kicks the solvency problem down the road. The fact is that the working poor historically get more out of Social Security than they put in. Adding more victims to this Ponzi scheme doesn't make it more financially sound, but like the Ponzi's strategy, it just pushes ultimate into the future for the sake of political convenience, the illegal argument being only one. This is just one of many discredited rotten eggs that the advocates serve up as ambrosia.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 11:43 am

“Another argument FAIR makes, which makes it hard to glean what their solution would be is the high cost of deporting undocumented workers which FAIR blames on the immigrants themselves. It's a somewhat circular argument to say that the cost of undocumented immigrants includes the cost of failing law enforcement efforts.”

Really, we shouldn't blame the cost of enforcing our immigration laws on the widespread disrespect that illegal aliens have for our immigration policies? We're paying billions in borrowed taxpayer dollars to expand our ICE and Border Patrol and the culprits themselves bear no responsibility for causing this? We fine criminals for violating our laws in order to defray the cost of enforcement, so I hardly see this as circular. Korea has a solution for this. They impose huge fines on those who overstay their visits. We ought to impose a $10,000 fine on any illegal alien. Perhaps relieving him of his prize will make him give second thoughts as to whether he should respect our immigration laws.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 11:50 am

“In short, the data shows you are much safer if your neighbor is an immigrant.”

The data does not distinguish between those that arrived legally and those who do not. Of course legal immigrants may be of higher character than the average citizen. We were able to weed out the criminal element during the vetting process for granting the visa. However, it is obfuscating to claim that this carries over to the illegal alien, as we were never given the opportunity to do so. This is the same tired old pea under a walnut shell that the advocates of illegal aliens pedal. They take legal immigrants and group them together with illegal and, make an average that is favorable to their cause. What advocates can't do with the truth, they do with deceit.


George
Comment posted October 1, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

Whether its criminal or civil, the violator showed contempt for the soverign right of the people to set immigration policy and make law. The comentator's argument over the term “illegal immigrant or illegal alien” shows that he doesn't have a clue as to the feelings of the citizen's who object to the illegitimate presence of the illegl alien/immigrant. We've had enough of the insults from foreigners who spit in our faces. Illegal alien/immigrant is in now in the American lexico, regardless of the fact that illegal aliens/immigrants and their advocates object to it, and it's not going away anytime soon. I suggest that the writer and his friends get over it.


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Comment posted October 9, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

If it's so easy to EXTRACT this money, and send it to another country why don't you EXTRACTt it? These people work their a$ses off for the money they get. Would you want the government telling YOU what to do with your hard earned money. Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites who push small government but want big government when the economy goes bad and they cant get a job. They want deregulation but don't want the big banks to foreclose on their homes. Don't give your conservative talk points, when you are a bunch of hypocrites!


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Comment posted October 11, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

These 2 recent articles in the Boston Globe demonstrate the long term effects on the health and safety of the United States against the invasion of infections borne by either legal or illegal immigrants from just one country – India. One bacterium from New Delhi is now believed to be responsible for the drastic reduction in the number of bee hive colonies within the United States, threatening a large reduction in farm production in the current decade due to reduced farm crop pollenization capacity across the country.
The other story highlights what happens when legal and illegal immigrants bring in rare strains of bacteria or specialized viruses for which there is no known cure. Several deaths in Boston area hospitals have recently been attributed to this rare bacterial strain called NDM-1 which has been attributed to H-1B VISA immigrants from India and Pakistan brought in to work on computer programming contracts at companies like Investors Bank and Trust in Boston, TJMaxx and Marshall’s in Framingham, Massachusetts and across the country, Skillsoft in New Hampshire and Books24x7 in Massachusetts and EMC Corp. in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Bringing pressure on these companies to greatly reduce or eliminate the number of non-immunized and otherwise infected or diseased immigrants from third-world countries is drastically needed in order to protect our farms, our food supply, our families and newborn infants and even our jobs.
Darwinian Selection processes like bacterial infections, floods, wars, starvation, pestilences and viruses were meant to cull the populations of third-world over-populated countries, not the citizens of The United States of America.
Please do not use my name or email address, since I once lost a job due to my reporting of the influx of infectious diseases, fungi and bacteria from India specifically. A few years ago at Investors Bank and Trust in Boston an unvaccinated alien from India with tuberculosis infected a pregnant American woman and she lost her baby due to the presence of this disease in her body and she lost 6 months of work time.

Search http://www.google.com/news for the key words in these headlines to find these references.
Deadly bacteria’s foothold spurs study
Massachusetts specialists try to halt spread
By Stephen Smith
Boston Globe Staff / October 7, 2010

News that a hard-to-treat, potentially lethal germ had landed on US shores from India spawned sensational headlines last month about the emergence of a “superbug’’ capable of outwitting the best antibiotics available. So far, just three cases of this NDM-1 bacterium have been identified in the United States — including one in Boston.
But its genetic cousin has been spreading for several years in US hospitals, stoking sufficient concern that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health intends in coming weeks to survey hospitals to gauge the incidence of the bacteria.
Interviews with specialists at Boston teaching hospitals suggest that the germ has established a foothold in New England and even led to some deaths, but that cases tend to be sporadic and share no obvious common source.
Known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, the drug-resistant bacterium has been detected in 35 states. Like the superbug identified in New Delhi, it can devour a class of antibiotics that infectious disease specialists keep in reserve for the toughest cases, leaving physicians with few options when patients develop urinary tract, bloodstream, or respiratory infections.
“They’re both really bad, and you don’t want to get [them],’’ said Dr. Helen Boucher, an infectious disease specialist at Tufts Medical Center.
So why has the more recent vintage bug garnered such attention? “Maybe it’s the international flavor that’s kind of more sexy: ‘Oh, it came on an airplane.’ That gets people’s attention,’’ she said.
The presence of the home-grown germ, first found in the United States a decade ago and confined thus far to hospital patients left vulnerable by other illnesses or surgeries, underscores worries about the rapid appearance of drug-resistant bacteria, the slow pace of antibiotic development, and the potential for the bacteria to escape hospital walls. It has also intensified surveillance efforts on hospital wards and redoubled campaigns to prevent the germ’s spread.
“Yes, it’s true we don’t have enough antibiotics anymore,’’ said Dr. Alfred DeMaria, epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. “But the real problem is we have too many infections. We need to slow down these organisms.’’
It was in North Carolina that scientists first identified Klebsiella bacteria that harbored the ability to evade antibiotics called carbapenems, a category of drugs summoned when everything else fails. Back then, fewer than 1 percent of all Klebsiella infections in the United States carried the trait.
Today, 8 percent have the escape mechanism, an enzyme that goes by the acronym KPC.
“This is important because the carbapenem antibiotics have for many years been a very reliable go-to agent when we were worried about highly drug-resistant infections,’’ said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, who specializes in infection prevention at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Infectious disease specialists believe overuse of these drugs is to blame.
Even when medicines are prescribed correctly against bacterial infections, an inevitable Darwinian tug-of-war plays out: The drugs are most successful at vanquishing the tamest bugs, allowing hardier ones such as the KPC strains to proliferate.
One study found that having received a carbapenem drug increased the risk of acquiring a drug-resistant Klebsiella strain by 15 times compared with patients not exposed to the medication.
But unlike another drugresistant germ that has gained widespread prominence and goes by the acronym MRSA, Klebsiella doesn’t typically sit on the skin or inside the nose. It generally remains in the intestinal tract, causing no problems — unless it finds a way to escape. That can happen when a patient has undergone surgery or some other medical treatment that causes incisions or requires invasive medical equipment to provide or remove fluids, or sustain breathing.
“It’s true that most of these patients have seen a lot of antibiotics, including carbapenems, and have had their primary defenses against infection violated, either through catheters or procedures or medical devices and are at high risk of getting infections,’’ said Dr. Deborah Yokoe, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The Brigham, like several other Boston teaching hospitals, has treated episodic cases of drug-resistant Klebsiella in the past year. Last October and November, specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital detected a cluster of about 10 patients infected with the bacteria.
The Mass. General doctors went into full medical detective mode to determine whether the patients, some referred from other hospitals not equipped to handle such complex cases, shared a common source, either outside Mass. General or inside. Although the germs are not highly transmissible — they are not, for example, spread through a cough or a sneeze — they can travel if a health care worker does not follow good hand-washing and other hygiene practices.
“We looked for common features,’’ said Dr. David Hooper, chief of Mass. General’s infection control unit. “We didn’t find any.’’
Three of the patients died; all of them had significant underlying health problems.
Doctors who encounter patients with a drug-resistant Klebsiella infection confront a nearly barren medicine cabinet. One of the two drugs they use, colistin, had largely been abandoned years ago because it is so toxic to the kidneys.
“Often, if the person is really sick and they’re not doing well, we end up having to do the colistin routine,’’ Boucher said, “and we hold our breath.’’
Stephen Smith can be reached at stsmith@globe.com.
© Copyright 2010 Globe Newspaper Company.

Fungus, virus suspected in collapse of bee colonies
By Randolph E. Schmid
Associated Press / October 7, 2010
WASHINGTON — Researchers have a pair of new suspects in the mysterious collapse of honey bee colonies across the country.
The widespread damage to the bees has caused concern because the insects are needed to pollinate scores of crops.
Researchers say samples collected from hives affected by the syndrome indicated the presence of a virus as well as a fungus. The two pathogens were not found in bee colonies not affected by the syndrome, called colony collapse disorder, the researchers reported in yesterday’s edition of the journal PLoS ONE.
“We truly don’t know if these two pathogens cause CCD or whether the colonies with CCD are more likely to succumb to these two pathogens,’’ Jerry J. Bromenshenk of the University of Montana said in a statement.
Previous studies looked at the possibility of multiple viruses found in the colonies as well as potential harm from pesticides.
The new study said the suspect virus is insect iridescent virus, similar to a virus first reported in India 20 years ago, as well as a virus found in moths.
They said it affects the abdomens of bees, and the tissues may take on a bluish-green or purplish hue. The fungus is called Nosema ceranae, and this can sicken bees if they ingest the spores.
Robert Cramer, a pathologist at Montana State University in Bozeman said, “We envision the bee gets an infection from one or the other [pathogen], and this causes the bees to become stressed, which then allows the second infection to come in and more effectively cause disease.’’
© Copyright 2010 Boston Globe Newspaper Company.


Snaider
Comment posted October 11, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

some of these illegal immigrants mostly come here to america to support their families in those native countries they came lacking jobs and other types of economic resources, i think there shall be a more strict focus in those immigrants who come to cause trouble based on their criminal record and those who are beneficial to the the country should have an opportunity to become legal as the rest of the native americans.


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