Posted by: Ann Corcoran | February 14, 2013

Maryland Delegate: “…money is a principal driver of the foreign governments’ interest in immigration reform.”

Editors note:  See Senator Rand Paul cave yesterday, here.  Money talks!

That quote would be from Del. Ana Sol GUTIERREZ  of  Montgomery County, Maryland when she was being interviewed by The Hill a week ago on why she wants her El Salvadoran countrymen, who are now here on Temporary Protected Status, included in “comprehensive immigration reform.”  In fact, she wants them first in line.

She is referring to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came here illegally decades ago, but were given “temporary” refugee status (because back home there was a long-ago civil war or more likely a big storm or earthquake) and can do everything any American can do except vote.  However, they do get drivers licenses and I’ll bet you a buck they vote!

So what’s this about money to foreign governments?  And, beyond humanitarian concern?

Gutierrez in front of Salvadoran Money transfer business. Photo credit: Greg Dohler/The Gazette

The Hill tells us it is all about “remittances” here (emphasis mine):

Foreign governments are working hard to shape the debate on immigration reform as momentum for a comprehensive bill builds in Congress.


A number of countries with significant immigration ties to the United States — notably Mexico, Ireland and several Central American nations — have been making their concerns known while doing their best to avoid meddling in domestic affairs.

For many countries, the issue goes beyond humanitarian concern: Remittances from foreign nationals living in the U.S. provide a significant boost to the economies of their home countries.

Mexicans are here illegally but many Central Americans have TPS:

An estimated 7 million Mexicans in the country illegally stand to benefit from reform.

While Mexico has adopted a wait-and-see attitude, other countries have specific changes they hope to see in the law. However, they’re happy to do so discreetly — letting American groups take the lead.

That’s the case with El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, three countries whose citizens have long been eligible for a temporary immigration status first offered in the wake of the civil wars of the 1980s.

The countries hope that immigration reform will include a path to permanent legal status, and eventually citizenship, for the estimated 300,000 or so Central Americans who are in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, which is up for renewal periodically. [LOL! for Salvadorans it was renewed just in time for the November 2012 election!—ed]

Gutierrez:  We want the Salvadorans first in line

The Salvadoran embassy has requested updated data from U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, said Maryland state Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D), a Salvadoran-American immigration activist.

The embassy reached out to other embassies to do the same in order to get a better sense of how many Central Americans currently benefit from the program. El Salvador is believed to have about 210,000 of its citizens currently in the U.S. under the program.

“We just need to be able to say, ‘These are the people we want to be first in line because they’ve already been here,’ ” Gutierrez said. “First of all, they have to pass background checks every 18 months, they have to pay taxes, they’ve been here with a legal status.

So far! (So far!) “Temporary” refugees are not included in Obama’s amnesty plan.  Let the squabbling begin!

TPS reform is not included in the principles of the White House immigration reform proposal, Gutierrez said.

So readers, the next time someone puts you on an emotional guilt-trip about the poor and downtrodden seeking a “better future,” remember! as I said yesterday, this is all being driven by money for big businesses in need of cheap labor and by foreign governments  propping up their economies as Gutierrez makes clear!

The Hill story continues:

Gutierrez said money is a principal driver of the foreign governments’ interest in immigration reform.


Total remittances to El Salvador in 2010 were $3.6 billion in 2010.

For Mexico, the figure was $22.7 billion, or 2.1 percent of GDP.

That says it all, fewer jobs for Americans because we need to prop-up the third world.

Read the entire Hill story, there is much more.

For more on the TPS racket, see all of our previous posts on the topic.


  1. […] to see Maryland Delegate admits foreign governments are driving “immigration reform,” here.  Money, money […]

    • its not money.

      their goal is colonization and conquest over white america and europe. here is a very important article on what third world invasion means:

      • Kumar, I just read the article you linked and generally agree with the premise. However, I HATE it when someone writes a lengthy dissertation on why we are doing it (any topic!) wrong and then doesn’t give a prescription in a few short sentences on how to do it ‘right’ from his point of view. Give me in three sentences an example of what we should do to win. And, btw, I am very sympathetic to the notion that just using logic and commonsense doesn’t cut if for conservatives. We often think our ideas are so sensible that any thinking person would agree the minute they hear them, but that is not usually the case, so I am looking for the precise strategy and not the intellectual underpinning.

        Will we have to go to our own version of Alinsky?

        I laugh now every time I hear a Republican pol say something like: ‘we just need to figure out how to convince people, how to better articulate our case, that lower taxes and less government services are really good for them!’

  2. Right ON! I have been railing about these foreign remittances for years. When I ask the politicians why we can’t at least tax those remittance I get “Oh NO, it would violate the interstate commerce clause”. Since when does anything in our constitution matter to these crooks? The companies that send the money get a cut, the establishments (liquor stores mostly) who provide this service get a cut. Why not the state and federal government? Of course they would just redistribute it but another chunk out of their ill gotten gains might help deter some of these illegal “victims”. I do deplore the exploitation of my fellow human beings for cheap labor and votes and the perpetuation of corruption and misery in third world countries as a result.

  3. Immigration reform is not about a better future for immigrants. It is all about cheap labor for business – which translates into fewer jobs for Americans – and Democratic votes. The backs of taxpayers are breaking under the load!

  4. Dear Ann

    Thanks for your reply. Here is a brief plan.

    perhaps you can sum it up in 3 sentences.

    my suggestion is to

    1) forcefully oppose all 3rd world immigration, legal and illegal. its ethnic warfare, not economics. even wealthy Asians vote 75/25 for democrats.

    your blogroll contains trojan horse “americans for legal immigration”, Amnesty monger Sean Hannity, establishment sites like redstate, libertarian sites like “Atlas Shrugged”. libertarians are the most vicious open border supporters.

    2) white people should organize to advance their interests, their families, just as Blacks, Jews, Browns and East Asians advance their families aggressively, unabashedly.

    3) Attack liberal controlled federal reserve and fractional reserve banking. remember, whoever controls the banks, controls the wealth, and whoever controls the media, controls the minds.

    4) end the empire. right now we are distracted. korea, afghanistan, pakistan, iraq, iran, israel, libya, syria, mali. thats where conservatives foolishly spend 90% of their energy. we need to focus on America. On Mexican border. whats the point if we win Syria but lose America?

    80% of casualties in these useless wars were whites 18-25y old. these wars bled and bankrupted us, yet your blogroll contains sites which are liberal wolves in conservative clothing.

  5. […] note:  I posted this yesterday at Potomac Tea Party Report but since we frequently write about “Temporary” Refugees here, I thought this might be […]

  6. […] Besides, why should we be allowing immigrants of all sorts to be sending the US treasury to prop-up third world—that is exactly what we are doing even if there aren’t potential terrorists at the receiving end.  See El Salvador, here. […]

  7. […] as we knew, but was brought home recently with comments from Maryland Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez here at my other blog.   American money sent abroad props up […]

  8. […] told you about the role of remittances here at Potomac Tea Party Report.  The most recent group to receive TPS status are the […]

  9. […] country could stay “temporarily,” but there is nothing temporary about this program.  The Salvadorans will tell you about […]

  10. […] We’ve written about El Salvador previously in relation to remittances because the Salvadorans’ legal right to be in the US and work is continually renewed in the Temporary Protected Status program.  Even George Bush renewed their status here (again and again) and said we needed to continue to prop up the economy back home through remittances. […]

  11. […] MD Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez in front of Salvadoran Money transfer business. Photo credit: Greg Dohler/The Gazette… […]

  12. […] see this post I wrote at PTPR in 2013—Money the principle driver of foreign governments’ interest in […]

  13. […] see this post I wrote at PTPR in 2013—Money the principle driver of foreign governments’ interest in […]

  14. […] are the reason the ‘temporary protective status’ never goes away for certain categories of immigrant in the […]

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