Walsh got it right!
In recent news, I found a note on Liberty News that a Texas State Judge recently faced a lawsuit that baffles me and humors me at the same time. A group of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS banded together to sue the State of Texas because they felt they were not getting all of the rights due to them.
Go back and re-read that last sentence again.
This one is going to go to the Supreme Court, if the “offended parties” are represented by a legal team with deep enough pockets to take it there. Now, go ahead and click on the link to find out what the judge’s ruling was . . .
For the 3rd month in a row, the participation of US citizens in the job force has been stuck at a 38-year low. There are, according to OFFICIAL US NUMBERS, over 94 MILLION US workers not working at all. Which seriously begs the question – what are we going to do with all those Syrian immigrants we’re importing under current refugee laws?
Or, to look at it another way – I’m (almost) 53 years old, and started my first job at 16. This is the worst the US job market has been IN MY ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL LIFE.
Oh, and I’d like to take this moment to wish my father a happy 73rd birthday!
The following is a short excerpt from the full article, which can be found here:
Microsoft’s argument that the U.S. faces a shortage of people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills isn’t helped by the 7,800 layoffs it announced last week.
In fact, said Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate’s Immigration Subcommittee, Microsoft’s latest cuts show “there is a surplus — not a shortage of skilled, talented and qualified Americans seeking STEM employment.”
Sessions’ criticism of Microsoft — the company declined to comment on his remarks — was aimed at Senate supporters of the I-Squared H-1B bill as much as the company itself. I-Squared would increase the H-1B visa cap considerably.
Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), now seeking the Republican nomination for president, is a primary sponsor of I-Squared. He is also from a state that includes Disney Parks and Resorts IT operations. Disney recently replaced IT workers by using IT services firms that are large users of the H-1B visa.
Please read and share “Chinese Maternity Tourists and the Business of Being Born American” by Susan Berfield, who takes readers “Inside the Homeland Security crackdown on deluxe services helping Chinese women have American babies.”
- “He and her husband paid USA Happy Baby $50,000 to have an American son. If they had to, she says, they’d have paid more.”
- “When the kids turn 21 they can petition for green cards for their parents, too.”
- “Although it’s legal to travel to the U.S. to give birth, it’s illegal to lie about the purpose of a visit — or coach someone to do so.”
- “Homeland Security and the IRS have been investigating the growing business of ‘birth tourism,’ which operates in a legal gray area, since last June. The industry is totally unregulated and mostly hidden.”
- “The Center for Immigration Studies, an American organization that advocates limiting the scope of the 14th Amendment, estimates there could have been as many as 36,000 birth tourists from around the world in 2012.”
- “In China, there’s nothing secret about birth tourism. It’s just another way to help a child get ahead. A hit 2013 movie, Finding Mr. Right, told the story of a woman who goes to America to give birth. That same year, 68 percent of people surveyed by Internet provider Tencent said they would want their child to be born in the States ‘if opportunity allows.’ The maternity services maintain blogs and a steady patter of self-promotion. USA Happy Baby featured an ad with a baby lying on an American flag; Dong, the owner, regularly posted pictures of smiling customers, their newborns, and their U.S. passports. ‘The moms must be missing the time at our maternity center. It was real fun. Everything was taken care of. You lived like a “queen,”‘ read a post on social media by another service, called Enchong.”
- “There’s already a new phrase in use among potential birth tourists: cheng shi qian, or ‘honest visa application.’ Zhai encourages this. She also recommends entering the U.S. through a city other than Los Angeles. ‘Las Vegas is really easy because everyone goes there to gamble, no matter if you’re a senior or pregnant,’ she says. ‘If you cannot cross the border, we cannot make money.'”
- “All the maternity centers boast of their success helping customers get visas and pass through customs. Zhai says that of Enchong’s 600 clients in 2014, no more than four were turned away at U.S. airports. The centers promise that in California there is no pollution, noise, or crowd — something that can’t be bought in China. They offer trips to Disneyland and SeaWorld; You Win, one of the services under scrutiny, took a group of husbands to a shooting range.
- “According to an affidavit filed by HSI, the agent in China was told by a You Win ‘trainer’ to apply for a U.S. visa with someone who travels regularly and wouldn’t raise suspicions about the purpose of the visit. If she didn’t know anybody, the trainer would supply someone for $9,600. ‘If the story is convincing and she is good-looking, then the success rate will be pretty high when she goes for the visa interview,’ the trainer said. Concocting the story was included in the price. The undercover HSI agent got her visa and made plans to fly to the U.S. Sometime after that, Chen told his client that he might make as much as $2 million in 2014.”
It is May 5th everywhere in the world – but ONLY in Mexico is it a legal national holiday. In the USA – today is May 5th, not “Cinco-de-Mayo”. Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican holiday of their national Independence – our national holiday of independence is July 4th.
Anyone in the USA who would choose to celebrate today, but if given the chance would spit or walk on the US flag (or it’s military or the veterans who have served it) should not consider themselves welcome within the US. If you want to celebrate “Cinco-de-Mayo” – go to Mexico.
Shortly after we bought our house, we noticed that we had unwelcome residents in our front yard. They were moles, and they were tearing up the yard. Still, I didn’t want to kill the moles, I just didn’t want them in our yard. So, after doing some research on various traps and other methods of removal, I reached a decision. I bought some solar-powered sonic repellants, and strategically deployed them at the south corners of the house. That was a little over 2 years ago. Our entire yard is now mole-free.
How did that happen? The sonic deterrents made the environment unfriendly to the moles, and they left.
IMHO this is also a working example of how to deal with illegal immigration. As long as the illegal immigrants can find what they need to survive, more will continue to come. But, if we make the area unfriendly to them, they will leave of their own accord. There are ways to do that which will not only not cost us more money, but will save us money. I’ve written extensively about those options in earlier posts, so I will not go over it here.
Just keep in mind that one thing every parent learns early in their parenting career – if you reward bad behavior, you will get more bad behavior. That is exactly what any form of amnesty (under any name) is – rewarding bad behavior.