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Some migrant caravan members going back to their home countries

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Reported in the Washington Post

If they were truly “refugees,” they wouldn’t have any place to return to. Proving that their asylum claims are bogus.

8 USC § 1101(42)(A) says:

The term “refugee” means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion

These people are not “refugees” and are not entitled to asylum. They’re not being persecuted in their home countries for any of the reasons stated in the statutes. (The reason generally given is that crime is out of control in their home countries, but that also applies to some places in the United States like Detroit. Yeah, a lot of countries suck compared to the United States, but the entire population of the world aren’t “refugees” because their countries are sh**holes. However, maybe the U.S. should be a lot more proactive in de-sh**ifying the world, which probably requires tough love.)

Our legal system is f**ed up that we allow anyone and everyone to stay here for years just because they enter the country illegally and then make an asylum claim.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 29, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Immigration

Thoughts about the migrant caravan

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It’s pretty obvious that if the caravan gets into the United States, then that will only encourage more and bigger caravans, because it will be seen as a proven way to evade U.S. immigration laws.

Will Trump be able to keep it out? I’m not optimistic. Trump always loses to liberal judges on these issues. Some Ninth Circuit judge will say that they have a Constitutional right to cross the border so they can apply for asylum. Because it says so in the Constitution right next to where it says that gays have a right to marry.

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November 26, 2018 at EST pm

Robots can replace immigrant farmworkers!

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Advantages of Robots:

  • Don’t commit crime
  • Don’t vote for Democrats
  • Don’t cause traffic jams commuting to work
  • Don’t litter
  • Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their healthcare
  • Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their kids’ education
  • Taxpayers don’t have to pay for their social security benefits
  • Create jobs for non-immigrant robot mechanics and robot programmers.
  • Early adoption of robots lead to more R&D eventually leading to a household robot that will clean my bathroom and cook for me.

Advantages of Immigrants:

  • I can’t think of any

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 20, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Immigration, Robots

The asylum statute

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8 USC § 1158(1) reads:

Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum in accordance with this section or, where applicable, section 1225(b) of this title.

I don’t know what Trump’s legal team’s counterargument is, but this statute seems pretty clear to me.

There are many things that Trump could do by executive order to hasten the processing and denial of these people so they can be quickly deported, but I have to agree with the judge that he can’t stop them from applying in the first place.

And that’s why we need a Wall, to prevent them from becoming physically present in the first place. (Or we could just get Congress to change this statute, which would be less expensive than building a Wall, but it’s politically more feasible to just build the Wall.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 20, 2018 at EST pm

Yale study says there are 22 million illegal aliens in the U.S.

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“Our original idea was just to do a sanity check on the existing number,” says Edward Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research at the Yale School of Management. “Instead of a number which was smaller, we got a number that was 50% higher. That caused us to scratch our heads.”

Jonathan Feinstein, the John G. Searle Professor of Economics and Management at Yale SOM, adds, “There’s a number that everybody quotes, but when you actually dig down and say, ‘What is it based on?’ You find it’s based on one very specific survey and possibly an approach that has some difficulties. So we went in and just took a very different approach.”

The 11.3 million number is extrapolated from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey. “It’s been the only method used for the last three decades,” says Mohammad Fazel‐Zarandi, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and formerly a postdoctoral associate and lecturer in operations at the Yale School of Management. That made the researchers curious—could they reproduce the number using a different methodology?

The approach in the new research was based on operational data, such as deportations and visa overstays, and demographic data, including death rates and immigration rates. “We combined these data using a demographic model that follows a very simple logic,” Kaplan says. “The population today is equal to the initial population plus everyone who came in minus everyone who went out. It’s that simple.”

While the logic is simple—tally the inflows and outflows over time—actually gathering, assessing, and inserting the data appropriately into a mathematical model isn’t at all simple. Because there is significant uncertainty, the results are presented as a range. After running 1,000,000 simulations of the model, the researchers’ 95% probability range is 16 million to 29 million, with 22.1 million as the mean.

This news is more than a month old. Sorry I missed it in September.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 15, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Immigration

Washington Post reports that Trump and Republicans are being smart!

As reported by the Washington Post, Donald Trump and the Republicans are using a campaign tactic that has proven to be very effective in past elections! Finally Republicans are turning into the smart party instead of the stupid party!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 1, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Immigration, Politics

Wong Kim Ark and illegal aliens

The lying fakestream media says that U.S. v Wong Kim Ark (1898) says that Trump’s executive order is unconstitutional.

They have not bothered to understand the law.

Wong Kim Ark’s parents were permanently domiciled in California at the time of his birth.

Illegal immigrants are not permanently domiciled in the United States, because they are here illegally. Also, they are not living in “obedience” to the United States because if they had been obeying U.S. law they wouldn’t have been here in the first place.

The Court specifically said that children born of foreign occupiers are not entitled to citizenship.

The concept of illegal aliens didn’t exist at the common law of England so was never discussed in old cases. But today’s illegal aliens are like foreign occupiers who are not entitled to citizenship.

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Hans A. von Spakovsky, a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, agrees with me. Maybe he has been reading my blog?

He writes for Fox News:

Most legal arguments for universal birthright citizenship point to the Supreme Court’s 1898 decision in U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark. But that decision only stands for the very narrow proposition that children born of lawful, permanent residents are U.S. citizens.

The high court decision says nothing about the children of illegal immigrants or the children of tourists, students, and other foreigners only temporarily present in this country being automatically considered U.S. citizens.

By the way, just kidding about him reading my blog. It’s just the plain common sense understanding of the Constitution and the Supreme Court decisions. Anyone with half a brain would conclude the same thing as me or Mr. von Spakovsky.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 31, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Immigration, Law

Fake news in the NY Times (immigration and crime)

In this article the NY Times says

Though statistics show that native-born Americans commit crimes at higher rates than immigrants, Mr. Trump has long pushed a narrative that suggests otherwise.

As pointed out by NumbersUSA:

(1) This statistics starts out with an irrelevant comparison by lumping legal immigrants together with illegal immigrants. The criminality of ILLEGAL immigrants is the only thing that matters here. Trump is against ILLEGAL immigration. The Wall will only stop ILLEGAL immigration. Mollie Tibbetts was murdered by an ILLEGAL immigrant.

(2) No one knows if illegal immigrants actually commit crimes at lower rates, the basis for this comparison was only incarceration rates. Because illegal immigrants are usually deported after they finish serving time, while native-born criminals are released, and then they often commit more crime and go back to prison receiving a longer sentence the second time for being a repeat offender, just looking at incarceration rates is going to underestimate illegal alien crime rates. Within three years of release, two thirds of those released have been arrested again for another crime.

I call this FAKE NEWS.

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Furthermore, this country is stuck with a black population that’s much more criminal than the rest of the population. We really ought to look at the crime rate of well-behaved middle-class non-black people when deciding if there’s a benefit to letting more people into this country.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 23, 2018 at EST am

What’s going on that’s not Star Trek

I can’t think of anything else worth blogging about.

An article in The Atlantic says that it’s racist to be against immigration and therefore Fox News is racist. You will just get aggravated if you read the article. On the other hand, the article admits that Trump and the anti-immigration movement has been winning. This makes me more happy than ever that I voted for Trump.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 10, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Immigration

Ricardo Montalbán

Was he a minority, or a white European?

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July 31, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Immigration

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