Category Archives: Immigration

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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Belgian Senator: Multiculturalist Elites Manipulated Stats to Transform Society with Mass Immigration

Elites brought about a “profound transformation” of Belgian society without any public debate by manipulating immigration figures as more than one million migrants poured in, a liberal senator has alleged.

Writing in Le Figaro, Alain Destexhe said the realities of demographic change are being concealed across Europe by “the multiculturalist lobby which dominates universities, NGOs, public institutions and the media”.

The same fraud is being perpetrated in Canada. Our country is being stolen from us.  Only a populist uprising can mitigate the damage done. All of our mainstream parties and politicians are complicit.

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How to Manipulate Migration Data? Take Belgium…

Molenbeek Brussels

It should probably not come as a shock that statistics can be, and often are, presented and manipulated by elites. In Belgium — and in all of Western Europe except Austria — they form an informal multiculturalist lobby, which dominates universities, NGOs, public institutions and the media, in order to promote a pro-migration agenda.

In a relatively short time, Belgium has changed dramatically. Without any public debate, it has become a massive migration state. In just 15 years, Belgium has seen an increase of one million in its population — from 10.2 million in 2000 to 11.3 million in 2015. These numbers represent a 10% rise over a very short period.

From 2000 to 2010, net immigration was nine times greater than in the Netherlands; four times greater than in France or Germany and even greater than in the United States, a country historically open to immigration.

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Disability rights advocates fight ‘demeaning’ immigration criteria

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities is calling for the repeal of a provision that bars immigrants with disabilities from settling in Canada on grounds that they could place too much demand on the country’s medical system. The group contends the practice is discriminatory and based on outdated, stereotypical ideas around disability.

Why should disabled persons get special treatment for immigration? Are they being persecuted because of their disabilities?

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50 New Immigration Judges on Duty, and 370 More Coming

The United States is on the verge of reversing an immigration court backlog that has been building for years, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday.

Immigration hawks long have pointed to the backlog, now about 600,000 cases, as a factor in undermining enforcement. Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee that the backlog has barely grown during the past two to three months as a result of 50 additional immigration judges who have started working since President Donald Trump took office.

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