My in-box is overflowing and my head is spinning with things I should post on immigration. So, instead of trying to post each one, here are some links to news that you should look into (listed in no particular order).
Obama Administration picks an illegal immigrant czar, here.
The illegal alien who killed a nun while drunk driving in Virginia gets 20 years, here.
Salvadoran in Temporary Protected Status found to be lying, may have killed priests in El Salvador, here.
Senator Scott Brown under fire for bill to bring in 10,000 Irish workers because we need more skilled workers (he says), here.
Latino employment on the rise (faster then white or black employment), but Gustavo Torres (CASA de Maryland) is worried they are too disillusioned with Obama to vote. (I worry whether they are legal to vote!), here.
Here is Torres:
“My concern is they are going to stay home” and not vote, said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino and minority advocacy group.
“They’re very disappointed with the president because of jobs and immigration reform,” Torres added, referring to Obama’s unfulfilled pledge to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy. Many Latinos also have sharply criticized the administration’s handling of deportations of undocumented immigrants.
But among registered Latino voters, the top issue is jobs, and the outlook is brightening. Monthly updates from Casa de Maryland’s five field offices, where people get training and help finding jobs, show a 20 percent to 30 percent increase in hiring in the last year.
Although most are temporary jobs, Torres said, “they are feeling things are moving in the right direction.”
O’Malley’s Immigration Commission released its report with the astounding headline—we need common sense on immigration (whatever that means, probably it means bring on the cheap labor). Read about it here. I just skimmed the news but, there is this one interesting little paragraph that jumped out. I think this pretty clearly says if you are already poor, immigrants will keep you poor (but the state will be “dynamic,” “vibrant,” and “prosperous.”)
The report did note that when economic growth is weak, competition from new immigrants may lead to lower wages and contribute to unemployment among lower-skilled workers. “Notably, when it occurs, the negative effects of new immigration are most concentrated on the wage and employment opportunities of previous low-skilled immigrants.”
Remember I told you about the ‘child tax credits’ where illegal aliens could file a tax return even if they didn’t make enough money to pay taxes and then get money back from you, the taxpayer. Seems Congress is finally looking into that matter with discussion of a new law which would say you need to be here legally to get a tax credit, here.
Florida bill board critical of Gov. Scott for “welcoming” illegal aliens, here.
Now, back to my e-mail where there will likely be more immigration stories pouring in today!