Category Archives: Immigration & Refugee Reform

Justice wants ‘sanctuary cities’ in California and 7 other states to cooperate with immigration enforcement

The Justice Department today fired an opening shot in the Trump administration’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, sending letters to eight jurisdictions asking for proof that they are cooperating with immigration enforcement, and indicating they are at risk of losing federal grants.

The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York.

All have laws or policies that restrict the ability of police and jails to hand over people who are in the country illegally to federal immigration officers.

The “sanctuary cities” were a reaction to Obama-era policies that enlisted local police in immigration enforcement. They have come under heavy attack from President Trump and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions.

The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities

“…According to the FBI, 67,642 murders were committed in the U.S. from 2005 through 2008, and 115,717 from 2003 through 2009. The General Accounting Office documents that criminal immigrants committed 25,064 of these murders.

To extrapolate out these statistics, this means that a population of just over 3.5 percent residing in the U.S. unlawfully committed 22 percent to 37 percent of all murders in the nation.

This is astounding.”

Arresting Illegal Immigrants in Courthouses Violates Their Rights, Say Activists

WASHINGTON – Immigrant-rights advocates are calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to not enter courthouses to arrest individuals living in the country illegally, arguing that such arrests violate their constitutional rights.

In a joint letter to a California judge last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary John Kelly noted that “some jurisdictions, including the State of California and many of its largest counties and cities, have enacted statutes and ordinances designed to specifically prohibit or hinder ICE from enforcing immigration law by prohibiting communication with ICE, and denying requests by ICE officers and agents to enter prisons and jails to make arrests.”

The Civic Cost Of Illegal Immigration

The arguments for ignoring illegal immigration are as well-known as the self-interested motives that drive it.

In the abstract, open-borders advocates argue that in a globalized culture, borders are becoming reactionary and artificial constructs. They should not interrupt more natural ebbs and flows of migrant populations.

More concretely, an array of vested interests sees advantage in dismantling the border: employers in hospitality, construction, food processing, and agriculture prefer hard-working low-wage immigrants, whose social needs are often subsidized by the government and who are reluctant to organize for higher wages.

The Democratic Party welcomes in impoverished immigrants from Latin America and Mexico. It hopes to provide generous social welfare assistance and thereby shepherd new arrivals and their offspring into the salad bowl of victimization and identity politics-and thereby change the electoral map of key states from red to blue.

Every time I hear someone mention multiculturalism and diversity I spit.

The Case Against Legalizing Unknown Millions of Illegal Aliens

At least as far back as the administration of Jimmy Carter, the immigration debate has been waged by globalists who have, over time, succeeded in hijacking the language and terminology applied to immigration.

Consider that Jimmy Carter: Orignator of the Orwellian Term “Undocumented Immigrant,” understood that by removing the term “alien” from discussions about immigration he could, over time, subvert the debate by confounding the public’s understanding about the entire immigration issue.

Carter insisted that INS employees immediately stop using the term “Illegal Alien” to describe aliens who were illegally present in the United States but refer to them as being “undocumented aliens.”

Douglas Todd: The view from the migration sector bubble

“…Each year, Canada spends roughly $1.2 billion on the so-called “settlement sector.” Its mission is to assist more than 300,000 new immigrants and refugees a year while supporting 325,000 foreign students and more than 300,000 temporary foreign workers.

Migration is a mass phenomenon in Canada, unlike in most nations. Many settlement workers live in the cities that draw most migrants: Foreign-born people make up 23 per cent of Montreal’s population, 45 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s and half of Greater Toronto.

Workers in the settlement-sector form an influential Canadian subculture. One person at Metropolis affectionately referred to them as “activists with pensions.” Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen spoke twice and told them they greatly influence public policy.

I began wondering, however, how much these upstanding people represent the Canadian population. Do their values correspond at all to opinion poll results or with the issues Canadians follow through the media?

The vast majority at the taxpayer-funded Metropolis conferences live on government paycheques or grants. They are in the Immigration Department, the Heritage Department, public research universities and taxpayer-financed non-profit organizations.”

Read this for an understanding of how our public sector bureaucrats and their fellow rent-seekers in crime are divorced from both reality and the views of Canadians.

h/t Frau

In Aftermath Of Brutal High School Rape, Parents Speak Out Against Illegal Immigration

Two male high school students who are residing in this country illegally were arrested for brutally raping a 14-year-old classmate in the bathroom last week. In response, Democratic lawmakers are trying to protect illegal immigrants like 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, the rape suspects, from deportation.

Parents of students enrolled at Rockville High School are outraged. They’re speaking out against the school’s policies and lawmakers’ efforts to make their city and the state of Maryland a safe haven for illegal immigrants.

Why pro-illegal politicians should register as foreign agents

Resist the Occupation

Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, is a Guatemalan national who entered the United States illegally but was allowed to remain in the county. Jose O. Montano, 17, is a Salvadoran national who likely entered the United States illegally and was not deported. Both made their way to Montgomery County, Maryland, some 20 miles from the White House, where many members of Congress and federal officials live. There Rockville High School performed no background check, did not ask about immigration status, and enrolled the pair as freshmen in classes with fourteen-year-olds.

Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported – Reuters poll

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

…Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as their American neighbors, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent of Canadians said they supported “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally.” (For graphics on asylum process, immigration poll)

When asked specifically about the recent border crossings from the United States, the same number – 48 percent – said Canada should “send these migrants back to the U.S.” Another 36 percent said Canada should “accept these migrants” and let them seek refugee status.

‘Racial Self-Interest’ is not Racism’ – Ethno-demographic interests and the immigration debate

This report presents new research by Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University, which examines attitudes towards racism amongst British and American voters of different races and political persuasions. The research shows that:

A majority of British and American people of all races believe that white majority desires to reduce immigration can be motivated by racial self interest rather than racism – and that there is a crucial distinction

White liberals are most likely to believe that whites who desire lower immigration to maintain their population share are racist – whilst white conservatives are most likely to believe that minorities who want more of ‘their own’ to immigrate are racist

Political views are more important than race in determining a voter’s perception of group-based immigration preferences – for example, the divide between Remain and Brexit voters, as well as

Trump and Clinton voters, on whether it is racist for whites to want to restrict immigration stretches to 70 points

Comment continued…

Read the full report.

‘Racial Self-Interest’ is not Racism

The persecution of Kellie Leitch

Is it any wonder the Trudeau government isn’t serious about illegal immigration? Minister Freeland’s grand pappy was a Nazi collaborator  who lied to get into Canada.

In George Orwell’s 1984, doublethink was the ability to hold two contradictory views at the same time, which is the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals think about Canada’s immigration and refugee system.

On the one hand, they tell us, the system is working fine and so any attempts to reform it – see Tory leadership contender Kellie Leitch’s call for interviewing would-be immigrants, refugees and visitors to screen them for anti-Canadian values – must be rooted in “Islamophobia” and racism.

And yet, they make this allegation knowing, for example, that among the many gaping holes in our immigration and refugee system, there are an estimated 200,000 to 500,000 undocumented (illegal) foreign workers in Canada, while the Canada Border Services Agency has lost track of 44,000 people, mostly failed refugee claimants, who simply disappeared rather than comply with removal orders from Canada.

It’s PM Useful Idiot’s Wish Dream: A Canada without enforced borders is no Canada at all


The whole reason Canada exists is because John A. Macdonald and his like-minded colleagues wanted to make a clear distinction between our land and America.

As they looked southward with anxiety at the America forming in the aftermath of the Civil War, they knew that without Confederation – and everything it entailed, such as federal borders – there’d be little to keep Great Britain interested in our survival and stop the patchwork lands of Canada from being annexed.

Yet to talk about Canada today as a proud and robust sovereign entity is frowned upon by a sizeable contingent in the establishment. We’re seeing this in a number of issues coming to a head.

Why are we catering to illegal migrants?

Our national debate on immigration policy should not be about any particular race, religion or country of origin.

It should be about whether we are a nation of laws, or of the latest political whim.

Currently, it is about illegal immigrants and illegal refugees, not about legal immigrants and genuine refugees, the latter of whom we continue to welcome.

So, how did we get to the point where the law only matters until politicians decide that some people who are not even legal members of our society don’t have to follow it?