WASHINGTON D.C.- While President Trump will be remembered for many things, one of the main things his supporters will remember, and even some of his opponents, is that he truly tried to put America and Americans first.
Some may not agree with that, as they believe America is supposed to be a melting pot for anyone with a dream, to give them an opportunity for a better life. I too believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better life, however, I do not believe that Americans should be treated as second class citizens, and be looked at second for things, such as employment positions.
During his term, President Trump made critical changes to the DACA program, mainly shortening the length of work permits that were given to many of the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens enrolled.
Now, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the United States District Court in Brooklyn, New York, has blocked Trump’s reforms to the DACA program.
— Diane Hendricks (@Hendricks_D) December 7, 2020
Breitbart reported that Garaufis’s decision mandates that the Trump administration resume giving two-year work permits to DACA illegal aliens at a time when 24.5 million Americans are jobless or underemployed.
The global empire, Amazon, has praised Judge Garaufis’s decision, as many Americans are currently out of work and struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table due to the pandemic.
A statement from Amazon’s policy office was posted on Twitter, and reads:
“We applaud today’s DACA ruling,”
It goes on to say:
“DREAMers are critical to America’s family and economy. We are grateful for those who’ve helped us innovate and we are glad they are here to stay.”
We applaud today’s #DACA ruling. DREAMers are critical to America’s family and economy. We are grateful for those who've helped us innovate and we are glad they are here to stay. https://t.co/QzfU9wmFp5
— Amazon Policy (@amazon_policy) December 5, 2020
It is reported that Amazon remains one of the largest beneficiaries of the nation’s annual mass importation of more than 1.2 million green card holders, 1.4 million foreign visa workers, and hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.
There are programs out there, that give corporations a discount to hire illegal immigrants. Optional Practical Training (OPT) for an example, provides a tax incentive for any corporation who hires foreign workers rather than Americans.
Amazon is one of those corporations that takes advantage of this, reaping a 15 percent discount from hiring foreign OPT workers over Americans because it allows them to evade billions in FICA taxes year-t0-year.
As if the DACA reversal and the OPT incentives are not bad enough, there is legislation on the table that is essentially designed to cut jobs for Americans, and increase them for immigrants in the U.S.
The green card giveaway, also known as HR. 1044 or S. 386, which was proposed by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), was approved by the Senate this week without any objections from Senate Republican’s, and is now set to go before the House.
Amazon Cheers Court Ruling That Gives American Jobs to DACA Illegal Aliens | Dan Bongino
— Chad ✲ (@chadabizeid) December 8, 2020
Breitbart reported that the giveaway will allow Indian nationals to effectively monopolize the U.S. green card system for at least ten years and give tech corporations like Amazon the ability to effectively privatize the allotment of employment-based green cards.
If the green card giveaway passes, it will ensure that employment-based green cards only go to temporary foreign visa workers, most of whom have been brought to the U.S. by corporations like Amazon to take the jobs of many hard working Americans.
Essentially this is a reward for taking American jobs away from Americans, and giving them to immigrants.
It is reported that there are approximately 400,000 Indian nationals in the U.S. on temporary visas who are waiting to get green cards to permanently remain in the country. The giveaway will expedite this process for them.
Under current regulations, companies can only give out 70,000 green cards to foreign workers every year, with a maximum 11,000 of those green cards going to Indian nationals. If the green card giveaway goes into effect, it will increase that annual allotment up to 140,000 a year with perhaps 100,000 going to Indian nationals annually.
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Report: Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for DACA have arrest records
November 18, 2019
One of the “highlights” of the Obama presidency was his executive order referred to as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which acted as an amnesty program for minors who entered the country illegally, ostensibly with their parents.
According to data released Saturday by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services shows that nearly 80,000 of those approved for the program have arrest records, including some for serious offenses such as violent or sexual offenses.
The report only reports arrests or apprehensions, not the results of interaction with the criminal justice system.
In total, 889,000 illegal minors applied for the program, with 110,000 having arrest records.
Out of the 765,000 that were approved, nearly 80,000 had arrest records; 67,861 before their approval and nearly 16,000 after their approval.
Of those approved who offended after approval, these weren’t two bit crimes for petty shoplifting.
Offenses charged include battery (3,421), assault (3,308), rape (62) and murder (15). An overwhelming majority were suspected of driving related offenses including DWI (23,305) and immigration offenses (12,698).
This report was released as the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments this week over the constitutionality of the program. Overturning the program has been a priority of the Trump administration, which planned to start phasing out the program in 2017.
However federal courts ruled that the program could not be implemented retroactively and that DACA had to be continued unabated.
The White House and President Trump criticized this decision, stating that the president has authority over immigration enforcement policy. With that said, the president has offered an olive branch to DACA supporters, in other words Democrats, in order to let some of the recipients of the program remain in the United States.
In criticizing the program, Trump said in a Twitter post:
“Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”
Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2019
For his part, the president has made offers to work on a bipartisan agreement with Democrats to let current DACA participants remain in the country, in exchange for funding his promised border wall.
However, Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) do not appear interested. In response to Trump’s tweet, Schumer stated, in part:
“We don’t build walls. We don’t shut our gates. Immigrants have made America what it is today.”
We don’t build walls.
We don’t shut our gates.
Immigrants have made America what it is today.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 12, 2019
According the a story in The Boston Globe, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court appears ready to give the president his way. During oral arguments, the five conservative justices appeared to take the administration’s side that DACA is unlawful.
They also questioned DACA supporters’ argument that officials in the administration had not explained their legal rationale for ending the program.
A decision is not expected in this case until next June, right smack in the middle of the presidential campaign. Trump has made immigration and border security a large part of his administration and will likely maintain that in his presidential campaign.
The Supreme Court case is just the latest in a series of immigration related issues that have become prevalent in the country.
Earlier this year, Democrats insinuated that ICE and DHS had been keeping illegal aliens who entered the United States in “cages.” That assertion was widely disputed by both the Trump administration, as well as by former ICE Director Thomas Homan.
Homan stated that the facility being referenced by Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Ortez (D-NY) as “concentration camps) was factually incorrect.
Ocasio-Cortez also laid the blame for these facilities on President Trump, however these facilities, according to Homan, were constructed under the Obama administration. Homan also said that rather than cages there was chain link fencing which was used to separate children from unrelated adults. This was done as a safety measure.
For his part, Homan also disputed Congressional Democrats’ concern about conditions at the detention facilities.
“The people in Congress complaining about the conditions of people in custody are the very same people who are not giving the funding to make those facilities better. What have they done to address the crisis at all? What has Congress done?”
Certainly, out of spite for President Trump the Democrats refuse to give him any kind of a victory in Congress while complaining about the results of their contempt of Trump.
For President Trump, his willingness to work with Congressional Democrats on maintaining the DACA program for current participants may come at political risk. Several high profile incidents over the past couple of years involving illegal aliens have caused anti-immigration to dig in their heels.
In 2015, Kate Steinle was walking on a pier in San Francisco with her father and a friend when she was shot in the back, piercing her abdominal aorta. She never had a chance.
Surveillance video showed Garcia Zarate running away from the scene. After the shooting, police investigators found gunshot residue on his right hand. Amazingly, despite overwhelming evidence, a jury found Zarate not guilty. Adding insult to injury, Zarate had been deported five times.
However, San Francisco, as a sanctuary city, released him from custody.
In 2018, 20 year old Mollie Tibbets went missing in rural Iowa. Police searched for her for 34 days. During the investigation, surveillance video identified a possible suspect, Christian Bahena Rivera. A
fter questioning Rivera, he led them to Tibbets’ body. Rivera was an illegal alien. This fact angered Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, a Republican.
“We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can to bring justice to Mollie’s killer,” she stated.
While Rivera was not a participant in the DACA program, as an illegal alien this is proving to be a lightning rod for those who support the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
UPDATE: Attorneys for Rivera filed a motion last week to suppress both his confession, as well as the discovery of Tibbets’ body, from being used as evidence in his trial.
They are claiming that his Miranda rights were violated, therefore any evidence gained from his confession would be inadmissible. As of press time the judge has not ruled on this motion. If these charges are somehow dismissed, this will only serve to further enrage the anti-DACA forces.
It’s not the only immigration program putting America at risk.
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