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Mexican Ambassador: Let’s Restart Mass Migration into U.S.


Reported by NEIL MUNRO | 

Read more at https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/11/19/mexican-ambassador-lets-restart-mass-migration-into-u-s/

TOPSHOT – US Customs and Border Protection agents check documents of a small group of migrants, who crossed the Rio Grande from Juarez, Mexico, on May 16, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. – About 1,100 migrants from Central America and other countries are crossing into the El Paso border sector … PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. immigration system “has to be based on facts and realities,” Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui told a forum arranged by the National Immigration Forum (NIF). She continued: ‘The facts and realities is the need to protect the most vulnerable, the need to keep open the generosity towards refugees, the need to recognize the complementarity of labor markets and demographic profiles, the need for temporary workers in the United States.”

The United States should not view migration as a security threat, she said, adding, “If you conceptualize migration as a national security issue, if you [push for] securitization of migration, and what is even worse, if you criminalize migration, then your approach always be policing, contentious [and] reduction of migration. So what we need is really to conceptualize migration …  as an economic and social and political phenomena.”

“With all due respect to Madam Ambassador, she should mind her own country’s business, not ours,” responded Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

“The Mexican ambassador is going to tell us what is in the best interest of Mexico,” responded Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA. “But that doesn’t mean we have to do it — we have to do what’s in the best interest of the United States. of American, of Americans and legal immigrants,” she told Breitbart News, adding:

You know we have the pandemic still raging, we have economic lockdowns still going on, we have unemployment way too high. We have underemployment way too high. We have American citizens hurting. We absolutely do not need to reopen mass immigration — and certainly don’t need to give amnesty and taxpayer benefits to people who came here illegally. If Mexico thinks its plan is to just open up its own southern borders in the hopes that America will open our southern borders, that’s just going to reignite the caravans. I hope that the Biden administration is planning for that because that’s not going to go well, and 2022 is not going to go well for Democrats.

More migrants are coming, the ambassador said, even though the coronavirus crash has blocked the northward flow for the moment:

The root causes of these migrations have [not] disappeared. On the contrary, we are seeing pent up, building pressure. People cannot move now because of the restrictions on movement because of the pandemic. But the root causes are still there, [for example], the drought in Central America  … a hurricane in Nicaragua and Honduras that have totally flooded Honduras.

The United States should amnesty many illegal migrants from all over the world, she said, and also import more migrants by accepting asylum applications at U.S. embassies, so the world’s migrants will not have to travel through Mexico. “What we would like to see, of course, is that the U.S. embassies in Central America could process even more of these requests for asylum, instead of having people crossing through Mexico and asking for asylum at the border.”

The ambassador was invited to speak by the NIF, which is a business-funded activist group that promotes cheap labor migration into jobs needed by lower-skilled Americans and by legal immigrants, and also into jobs that can be automated.

Roughly three million migrants have flooded over the southern border since the rules were loosened by Congress in 2008 and by President Barack Obama’s deputies in 2011. Trump stopped the flow in 2020, but few of the migrants — or of roughly 300,000 younger “Unaccompanied Alien Children” — have been sent home because they are being protected by pro-migrant immigration lawyers, by pro-diversity progressives, and cheap labor employers in sanctuary cities.

 

The large U.S. population of illegal immigrants helps to push down wages for Americans, push disadvantaged workers out of the labor force, reduce corporate investment in technology and training, and spike corporate sales and profits. The large population also shifts the U.S. politics from a focus on Americans’ jobs and wages, and then towards a politics focused on business demands and the 1950’s claim by elites that the United States is a diverse “nation of immigrants,” not a cooperative nation for all Americans.

The flood of cheap labor that is being promoted by the ambassador would be a disaster for Americans, Jenks said. “They would absolutely destroy the employment opportunities for lower-skilled Americans, particularly for minorities and legal immigrants. It would reduce wages among the people who can least afford reduced wages and put downward pressure on everyone else’s wages. The people who would benefit from it, of course, would be the elites who can hire nannies, maids, and housekeepers, and who go stay at resorts and so on, while the rest of us suffer.”

The ambassador’s statement, Krikorian told Breitbart News, “suggests that the [President Donald] Trump really was getting Mexico to change its behavior [after 2018] and that once Trump is gone, the Mexican approach these issues will revert to form, and they will again usher large numbers of third-country illegal aliens into our country.”

But if Mexico is concerned about the migrants coming up from the South, it can take its own defense measures, said Krikorian.

“As far as refugees and asylees go, Mexico is a signatory to the U.N. Convention on these issues. Mexico is about half the population, maybe a little less, of the United States. It doesn’t take a nearly proportionate number of asylum seekers or refugees [as the United States. So, “Physician, heal thyself,” would be my first response.”

Also, Krikorian added, the ambassador may be overstating the view of the Mexican government. “Whatever the ambassador said, it is an open question whether Mexico will truly open the floodgates again. The country has its own interest in limiting this transit migration because Mexican citizens are getting sick of the migrations. And many of these people end up staying anyway, applying for asylum in Mexico, or just hanging around illegally, and that undermines the job prospects of Mexicans in the same way that it can undermine Americans’ job prospects.”

“The United States is a sovereign nation that should and can have complete control over its borders,” said Jenks. “Regardless of what our neighbors may think, our government owes it to the American people to have an immigration system that benefits America. Period. Full stop.”

 

Overall, open-ended migration is praised by business and progressives partly because migrants help transfer massive wealth from American wage-earners to stockholders.

Migration moves money from employees to employers, from families to investors, from young to old, from children to their parents, from homebuyers to real estate investors, and from the central states to the coastal states.

Migration also allows investors and CEOs to skimp on labor-saving technology, sideline U.S. minorities, ignore disabled peopleexploit stoop labor in the fields, shortchange labor in the cities, impose tight control and pay cuts on American professionals, corral technological innovation by minimizing the employment of American graduates, undermine labor rights, and redirect progressive journalists to cheerlead for Wall Street’s priorities and claims.

 

Hey CNN: A Guatemalan Official Just Said Trump Is Right About Foreign Aid… Is That News?


Written by Wes Walker on August 2, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/08/hey-cnn-a-guatemalan-official-just-said-trump-is-right-about-foreign-aid-is-that-news/

While CNN spin merchants keep their narratives going, actual journalists are digging up real news… like this story about what REALLY happens to foreign aid. Maybe shoveling money at Guatemala (and their neighbors) to ‘solve’ all their problems with the poor wasn’t such a great plan after all.

Gee, wasn’t someone ELSE telling us the same thing? Someone in an Oval Office?

A senior Guatemalan official said his nation was aware President Donald Trump was going to cut funding to his nation, saying he understands the decision as the majority of funds designated to aid his nation’s poorest through development projects and other charities rarely reaches those who need it most.
It is a stunning admission by Guatemala’s Secretary of Strategic Intelligence Mario Duarte, who says the funding needs to be thoroughly accounted for by both the United States and Guatemala. He spoke to me on my latest podcast at the Sara Carter Show.
…“To be honest with you, I don’t think most of that money is actually being properly used in our country, mainly in Guatemala,” Duarte told me. “A lot of that money goes to NGOs who spend it on mostly doing analysis and white papers sent studies. The money’s not really going towards the people. There’s no significant projects that really help us along those lines.”
…“So, basically all the systems that it’s given currently to, our security forces, our armed forces, as long as its used to curve down all these different threats towards the United States they’re still going to remain in place, were still going to be receiving that assistance from the United States,” he said. “And obviously, we are a partner of the United States and we’ve been a partner for a long time. Now, the funding that’s going to be cut, as we understand, its all other funds that go, as you said, to NGOs, or any other projects not related to security.”

Source: SaraACarter

Sara A Carter is busy doing the work that the ‘respectable’ American Media, like CNN, won’t. If boatloads of cash aren’t REALLY making a difference in foreign countries because they’re getting diverted into bloated bureaucratic programs and padding the wallets of supposedly ‘compassionate’ NGOs. Leaving the people in actual need high and dry.

If ONLY there were some sort of lesson that could be learned here for any American cities that have serious problems with poverty… say Baltimore. Didn’t we throw Billion$ at Baltimore, to solve the problems there? How big a difference has that made so far? Is It ‘RACIST’ To Ask Elijah Cummings To Account For The $16B Trump Gave Baltimore?

We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.

Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane Katrina


http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/06/11/border-sheriff-likens-influx-of-illegal-immigrants-to-hurricane-katrina/

U.S. Border Patrol agents (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. Border Patrol agents (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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 Joe Gomez started his radio career at one of the oldest News/Talk…

SOUTH TEXAS (KRLD) – Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.

“How do you prepare for that?” says Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition. “You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact; I think we saw that after Katrina. It’s relocation services that are really taking place. In the case of Katrina, most of them were United States citizens or people that were here lawfully, and now you have people that aren’t here lawfully.”

Ray says that with that sort of influx of people crossing illegally into Texas from various parts of Mexico and Central America, there are public health concerns. “You have that many people in one place — you have the potential for illnesses that could spread that could have an impact on the local community.”

More: Flood Of Immigrants At US Border Causing Issues

It’s a concern that’s shared in Nogales, Arizona, where most of the illegal immigrants captured in Texas are being shipped to temporary housing and processing facilities.

“When you put 1,000 or 1,500 people in just some little facility and they just came from another country, youReally 01 never know what they’re bringing into the country,” says Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Recently the consul of Honduras to Arizona said that illegal immigrants have been complaining about getting sick from the food they’ve been receiving in detention at the facilities in Nogales.

Complaining???????????? They are hear illegally. How about our complaint? Do the American people get a say?” JB

“They’re complaining yeah, but why don’t they compare what’s going on here to the country they came from,” says Sheriff Arpaio. “That’s why they’re coming here because of the bad conditions in other countries like Honduras and Guatemala.”Really 01

Officials with the National Border Patrol Union say conditions at the detention facilities are improving.

“I talked to the local union president there yesterday… and he told me that the conditions are getting better now that there are coast guard and FEMA doctors in place and they are monitoring everyone’s health,” says Shawn Moran, the Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council. “To be honest, he said the biggest complaint the detainees have is that they don’t like their flour tortillas — they prefer corn tortillas with their food.” Really 01 

“Here’s an idea. GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND HAVE ALL THE CORN TORTILLAS YOU WANT.” JB

Cloward PivenThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security started flying illegal immigrants to Arizona from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month after the number of immigrants (which include more than 48,000 children) overwhelmed the Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies.

“Flying????? Who is paying for all this? Once again we have this mess of a Socialist government shoving more of their agenda down our throats and expects us to take it. I’m tired of “taking it”. I want this mess to stop now. We cannot take the worlds poor into our homes because their country is all messed up.’

“Where are the patriots in these countries? True patriots lay down their lives for freedom. The “OBAMA-BOTS” wants to create a financial crisis so they can finish the work of converting our freedom into Socialism. They do not care about these children. All they want is the votes of the other illegals, voting illegally, to keep their sorry buts in power. Where the hell are all the other patriots wanting to restore our nation to what God designed us to be?” JB

After being released in Arizona, immigrant families were told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office near where they were traveling within 15 days. But Sheriff Arpaio doesn’t think that’s happening.

“In our jails, we found that about 2,000 inmates in the past several months are in jail for several state crimes, but they’re here illegally and we found out that over and over again they’re being released to ICE and they keep coming back,” says Arpaio. “So that tells you either they’re being led out the back door or they’re being deported and they’re still coming across the border. So that’s sad when you have so many illegal aliens that committed crimes, that you have turned over and yet what happens to them, they just commit other crimes and come back to jail.”

The facilities in Nogales are being used by Federal authorities as a sort of gateway station, where young children can be checked out medically and get vaccinations. Afterwards, they will be sent to facilities setup throughout the country, including in San Antonio, Texas.

You can follow Joe Gomez on Twitter at @JoeGomezKRLD.

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