Category Archives: Immigration

Melania Trump’s parents officially become U.S. citizens, and all hell breaks loose

Thursday morning in New York City, first lady Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, took their citizenship oath and were subsequently sworn in as American citizens. Shortly thereafter, all hell broke loose on social media. Why? Because of liberals.

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New York Times: Nearly all-white states pose ‘an array of problems’ for immigrants

In a piece titled “New Hampshire, 94 Percent White, Asks: How Do You Diversify a Whole State?” the New York Times chronicles the supposed hardships of immigrants who allegedly do not have the “comfort and support of a built-in community” in states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine because their populations are too white.

The New York Times interviewed immigrant Catalina Celentano who complained that when she moved to New Hampshire, she could not speak Spanish often because the state was 94 percent white.

“I went from being able to speak Spanish every day to not speaking Spanish at all because there wasn’t anybody to speak Spanish to,” said Mrs. Celentano, who was born in Colombia to a Colombian mother and Hungarian father. “The only person I spoke Spanish with was a cleaning lady and she moved back to Colombia.” [Emphasis added]

New Hampshire, like its neighbors Vermont and Maine, is nearly all white. This has posed an array of problems for new arrivals, who often find themselves isolated and alone, without the comfort and support of a built-in community. [Emphasis added]

It has also posed problems for employers in these states, who find that their homogeneity can be a barrier to recruiting and retaining workers of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. [Emphasis added]

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Abolishing ICE becomes Dem litmus test

Abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is fast becoming a litmus test for Democrats after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shock victory in a Democratic primary.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Thursday became the first senator to call for the scrapping of ICE, arguing that it has become “a deportation force.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) followed suit on Friday, saying, “We should abolish ICE.”

And on Saturday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for “replacing ICE” while tearing into the administration’s “ugly” immigration practices.

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Tucker Carlson: America’s Elites Want ‘Immigration Without Limit’

“Without much real public debate or even discussion, the elite left has reached a conclusion on the question [of immigration],” The Daily Caller founder said on his Friday night show. “It is that America needs more immigration. Much more. Immigration without limit. We shouldn’t worry about whether the people coming here have skills that we need. Whether they are educated. Whether they can speak English even or even whether they are violent criminals. In fact we shouldn’t even try to accurately count how many are coming here or how many live within our borders. Do you disagree with that? Well, then in the words of an MSNBC commentator, you’re pure evil.”

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U.S. Catholic bishops are considering punishing Catholics who enforce Trump’s ‘immoral’ border policies

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops started their biannual meeting Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, and the dominant topic was immigration policy. The current USCCB president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, began by condemning “two very troubling recent developments”: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to severely restrict asylum claims for victims of domestic and gang violence, and splitting apart families. “At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life,” DiNardo said. Pulling young children from their parents can cause “irreparable harm and trauma,” he added, and “separating babies from there mothers … is immoral.”

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Immigrant arrested in bludgeoning death of NYU professor claims self-defense

A Brooklyn man accused of murdering a 66-year-old professor after a war of words over immigration is claiming self-defense, his attorney said Friday.

Through attorney Jay Schwitzman, Mirzo Atadzhanov, 28, of Brooklyn, entered a plea of not guilty for murder and burglary charges in the May 7 death of Jeremy Safran, a professor of psychology at The New School for Social Research as well as New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis.

According to court papers, Safran hired Atadzhanov to “work on his lights” in his home, even though Atadzhanov said he wasn’t an electrician.

The New York Daily News reported that Safran, a Canadian, wasn’t satisfied with Atadzhanov’s work, complaining: “This country cannot benefit from immigrants.”

Atadzhanov, who claimed to be from Tajikistan, said he was offended, and their fight escalated.

Atadzhanov said Safran tried to stab him with a combat knife, and he “followed his instincts,” according to court documents.

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Canada Without Immigration?

If Canadians cannot and will not produce and educate its own work-force, why should the country be kept alive? :

A new study has predicted what Canada’s economy would look like without immigration, and it’s not pretty.

Although unlikely to happen, the Conference Board of Canada imagined what would happen by 2040 if the country’s borders were completely shut.

“If it stopped immigration, Canada would experience a shrinking labour force, weak economic growth, and greater challenges funding social services such as health care,” senior research associate Kareem El-Assal said in a release.

(Sidebar: this Conference Board of Canada.)

 

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The Definitive Report on What Immigrants Add to Australia’s Economy

Some members of Australia’s governing Liberal Party want voters to believe immigrants are bad for the economy, draining resources and causing wages to stagnate.

But a newly published report, written by the same conservative government, reveals the opposite — immigration is a critical engine of the country’s growth.

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