This Issue: Wild week ends with WH rejecting bipartisan DACA amnesty bill
Fri, Jan 12th
If there was any question as to whether immigration is the hottest issue in the country right now, the wild events of the past five days silenced the doubters!
The issue dominated the national headlines throughout the week, including yesterday's big news that the White House had rejected a bipartisan deal put together by Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Corey Gardner (R-Colo.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
The "Gang of 6" proposal would:
In other words, their compromise was a bigger amnesty and almost nothing in return.
In a Tweet this morning, Pres. Trump called the proposal a "big step backwards".
The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards. Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and USA would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly.
-- Pres. Trump
House Republican Chairs Introduce Positive Immigration Compromise
Four House Republican leaders introduced legislation this week that mirrors what Pres. Trump has been asking for all along. The Securing America's Future Act (H.R. 4760) would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, require all employers to use E-Verify, strengthen both interior enforcement and border security, and provide a three-year renewable visa with work permits for the 600,000 to 800,000 DACA recipients.
The bill was introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), House Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), and House Border Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally (R-Ariz.).
NumbersUSA has endorsed the Securing America's Future Act because, on balance, the bill would significantly reduce overall legal and illegal immigration, improving the lives of American workers and communities over what will happen if the status quo continues.
Read the lengthy email Roy sent you last night in which he explains our analysis and decisions.
WH meeting over DACA draws the line
Pres. Trump surprised just about everyone when he opened up nearly an hour of a bipartisan meeting of more than 20 Members of Congress to the press. The meeting provided great insight into the negotiating process over immigration policy, but really didn't move lawmakers any closer to a deal on DACA.
What did come from the meeting was a better understanding of what Pres. Trump would sign into law. His rejection of the Flake-Durbin-Graham deal later in the week confirmed that understanding.
The White House wants legislation to include an amnesty for only DACA recipients, an end to Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, and funding for improvements along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Securing America's Future Act does all those things AND mandates E-Verify for all employers to turn off the jobs magnet to future illegal aliens.
DHS Sec. Nielsen ends TPS for El Salvador
What started this incredible week was an announcement from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen that the U.S. would end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador in 18 months. Salvadorans with TPS status account for the largest number of TPS recipients currently living in the United States -- more than 200,000.
Roy's statement praising the decision ran in nearly a thousand publications.
"By ending the Salvadoran TPS, Sec. Nielsen has taken a major step toward saving the TPS program so it can be used for future emergencies. The past practice of allowing foreign nationals to remain in the United States long after an initial emergency in their home countries has ended has undermined the integrity of the program and essentially made the 'temporary' protected status a front operation for backdoor permanent immigration."
-- NumbersUSA President Roy Beck
The Trump Administration has also ended TPS for Nicaragua and the Sudan.
Check your Action Board for new faxes telling your Members of Congress about our new poll on Chain Migration, the Visa Lottery, E-Verify, and overall immigration numbers!
Our poll found that Pres. Trump's calls for ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery appear to be representing the rather stable opinions of a solid majority of likely midterm voters.
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Bipartisan Senate DACA Negotiation Group Full Of Open-Borders Types
Just who were those Senators who supposedly represented the breadth of the Senate as they introduced their bi-partisan immigration plan to the White House this week?
Here are the NumbersUSA Immigration-Reduction Grades each of them earned through their 2017 actions (it probably says a lot that Sen. Flake has the best grade of the bunch):
F: Michael Bennet (D-CO)
F: Dick Durbin (D-IL)
D: Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
F: Cory Gardner (R-CO)
F: Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
F: Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
A+ CHAIN MIGRATION GRADES
At the end of the first half of this Congress, 33 U.S. Representatives and 2 Senators have earned an A+ grade from NumbersUSA for their efforts to end Chain Migration, the most important single action needed to start bringing our immigration system into serving the national interest. To view all grades of all Members of Congress, go to the NumbersUSA Immigration-Reduction Grade Cards here.
Aderholt, Robert (Rep. - 4th) AL
Banks, Jim (Rep. - 3rd) IN
Barletta, Louis (Rep. - 11th) PA
Brat, Dave (Rep. - 7th) VA
Brooks, Susan (Rep. - 5th) IN
Brooks, Morris (Rep. - 5th) AL
Carter, Buddy (Rep. - 1st) GA
Cotton, Tom (Sen.) AR
Davidson, Warren (Rep. - 8th) OH
Duncan, John (Rep. - 2nd) TN
Duncan, Jeff (Rep. - 3rd) SC
Farenthold, Blake (Rep. - 27th) TX
Garrett, Tom (Rep. - 5th) VA
Gosar, Paul (Rep. - 4th) AZ
Graves, Sam (Rep. - 6th) MO
Graves, Tom (Rep. - 14th) GA
Harris, Andrew (Rep. - 1st) MD
Hensarling, Jeb (Rep. - 5th) TX
Hice, Jody (Rep. - 10th) GA
Hudson, Richard (Rep. - 8th) NC
Hunter, Duncan (Rep. - 50th) CA
Jones, Walter (Rep. - 3rd) NC
King, Steve (Rep. - 4th) IA
Marchant, Kenny (Rep. - 24th) TX
McCaul, Michael (Rep. - 10th) TX
Mooney, Alexander (Rep. - 2nd) WV
Norman, Ralph (Rep. - 5th) SC
Olson, Pete (Rep. - 22nd) TX
Perdue, David (Sen.) GA
Perry, Scott (Rep. - 4th) PA
Pittenger, Robert (Rep. - 9th) NC
Roe, Phil (Rep. - 1st) TN
Rooney, Francis (Rep. - 19th) FL
Smith, Lamar (Rep. - 21st) TX
Webster, Daniel (Rep. - 11th) FL
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House Republican Chairs Introduce DACA Bill That Also Ends Chain & Lottery, and Mandates E-Verify
Wed, Jan 10th
Four House Republicans introduced legislation to grant amnesty to DACA recipients while addressing all of Pres. Trump's demands. The Securing America's Future Act would end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, make E-Verify mandatory for all employers, and beef up both interior enforcement and border security.
DHS Office of Inspector General Finds Serious Risks to National Security
Fri, Jan 12th
The DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report this week containing some very troubling findings. The OIG warned that "ICE may have missed opportunities to identify, apprehend, and adjudicate the status of aliens posing the highest risk to public safety and national security." The argument that there is a "rigorous vetting process" to keep terrorists out the Unites States is seriously undermined by by this report.
Trump Admin. Oversees 40 Percent Decrease in Border Apprehensions for 2017
Thu, Jan 11th
The Trump Administration saw the number of attempted illegal border crossings drastically drop by 40 percent in just one year. According to the DHS report released Tuesday on final border apprehension numbers for calendar year 2017, the Obama Administration oversaw 614,739 border arrests in its last year, compared to only 351,084 arrests in Pres. Trump's first year.
DHS to End TPS for El Salvador
Mon, Jan 8th
DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen announced on Monday that the government will not renew the Temporary Protected Status for the country of El Salvador. El Salvador first received the status in 2001 after two earthquakes. TPS status will end on Sept. 9, 2019.
USCIS Drops Proposed Policy Change to End H-1B Extensions
Tue, Jan 9th
USCIS has reportedly reneged on a proposed "Buy American, Hire American" regulation that would have prevented H-1B visa extensions beyond the six-year limit and likely stopped more than 100,000 foreign workers with pending green card applications from keeping their H-1B visas beyond the allowed two three-year terms, creating job opportunities for higher-skilled Americans.
I am sorry to say I was forced to delete a comment due to the fact that it pushed the beyond the limits to the fact that I have no profanity filter on- the comments called Conservatives every and I mean every name in the book... wow! Sorry winedude... it seems you are on the wrong website!
WHY should you be sorry?...we all live and die by our words..... to quote the words of our greatest leader, statesman, diplomat, polyglot, and overall Hawaiian illuminati......"WORDS HAVE CONSEQUENCES"...... by Barack Obama.....
winedude, Not a conservative and I doubt a registered republican. If I recall correctly he has exhibited poor choices in posting in the past.
You need not be sorry Suzie.
I pretty sure that I have come across postings of his where one can comment on an article at republican sources.
I'm tired of hearing about the poor DACA children. One of the latest the lefties are trotting out is demanding his rights since he has been in America for 30years. I wondered at the time of reading his demand, like so many who have pushed themselves into the lime-light before him, what about all those family and friends that you and your family have sneaked into America over those 30 years. Also, of those prior to his 30years who sneaked his parents in to this Country and millions of other illegals over the past century.
How many of his family and friends have sucked our social services systems dry? How many of his family and friends still don't speak English after 10 years? How many of those family and friends have taken a job away from American citizens? How many of those family and friends are being paid under the table? How many of those family and friends feel they are entitled to all that American citizens have worked for all their lives.
No, we are not talking about one illegal, nor two. We are talking about millions upon millions. So when the Lefties trot out one person at a time I only see the 30 to 50 family members and friends hiding in the background. I think of the 30 million anchor babies they have had over the past 100 years. I think of the Trillion dollars we have spent to help raise their families and the industry of interpreters that has sprouted because they don't (or won't) speak English. I think of the million of qualified legal immigrant applicants waiting to come to our shores after 20, 30 years or even longer. I think of those who have died waiting to come here legally.
Too many American citizens gave their lives. Not to give America away for those who wanted to take it, but to save America for those who respect and love what she offers for any and all who want to work for it. Only thieves sneak in the back door so they won't be seen. Liars, cheats and thieves are demanding their rights.
Don't believe anything about the DACA illegals. They could have gone back to their country of origin and, in 2 years, received an exit visa to the USA. after entering legally, it's another 3 to 5 years to get a residence. But, Democrats, liberals use them for their political scamming for more votes. If anyone rejects this, I've helped refugees and immigrants who overstayed their visas to back and do it correctly. They now are LEGAL, PRODUCTIVE, RESIDENTS!
Here's a good read about why Globalists want OPEN BORDERS: "Black Friends Please Wake Up" - https://newswithviews.com/black-friends-please-wake-up/
Lanyon, What you say is true.
I do not think the dems really want to solve the issue anyway for it is an issue valuable to them in the political game playing. If I were a DACA I would be angry as heck with the dems.
If I were a black American I would be over the top with anger towards the dems.
If I were a Jew I would throw the dems to a pack of wolves for encouraging anti-semitism rise in America.
As a woman I am angry with the democrats use of the identity politics, the political rhetoric around such an important topic as sexual assault. What did they the dems solve? Not a hec of a lot. Only real win they had after 8 years was to divide America. Now how has that turned out?
Trump & Pence 2020.