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Terrorist is a Syrian refugee?

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We need Trump’s Muslim ban now!!!

Liberals hated on Trump for tweeting that, but it looks like Trump was right!

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September 17, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Posted in Immigration

Can’t figure out what Trump is going to do

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I’ve given up trying to figure out Trump’s position on DACA, we will find out what it is soon enough. However, if Trump gives in on DACA without getting any significant anti-immigration legislation in return (E-Verify, visa tracking, more funding for immigration courts and immigration enforcement, funding for the Wall, etc.), that’s going to be end of any future hope for legislative victories on immigration.

Meanwhile, a lot of new stories about Trump’s relation with Jeff Sessions. Jeff Sessions is sticking it out because his mission to control illegal immigration is more important to him than his bitterness towards Trump, even though Trump was a total asshole to him. Without Sessions, Trump’s anti-immigration platform would probably fall apart, so we should all be thankful to Sessions for sticking it out.

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September 15, 2017 at 7:56 am

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Why do we need tax reform?

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Commenter ughface writes:

Honestly: why does everything hinge on tax reform? In fact, why is tax reform even marginally important? If taxes stayed exactly the same as they are this year, and were last year, I think most people would be happy with it. But if its ‘reformed’ (whatever that means), and the average Trump voter saves a few hundred dollars a year, they won’t even notice.

If the wall gets built, 50 million Trump voters will be extremely happy, and the country would be fundamentally transformed.

Tax reform is almost irrelevant. I don’t know why it’s even an issue to be discussed at all, much less labelled that upon which everything hinges.

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September 14, 2017 at 11:09 am

Posted in Immigration

The 1986 immigration “reform”

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Amnesty was granted to 3 million illegal aliens. At the same time, laws were passed to make it illegal to knowingly hire illegal aliens.

The reform was sold as having compassion for the illegals who were here, but now we would really crack down on the problem and put an end to it, and there would no longer be incentives for illegal aliens to come here because, with the new laws, they wouldn’t be able to find work.

We now know how wrong that was. The laws against hiring illegal aliens have barely been enforced. The population of illegal aliens exploded by millions upon millions. Amnesty usually sends the message that bad behavior is rewarded, and encourages more bad behavior. That’s why I am opposed to a tax amnesty for corporate money allegedly kept overseas. The lesson would be that the strategy works, and corporations will do more of it while they wait for the next tax amnesty. (I say “allegedly kept overseas” because in many cases it’s not real money but just accounting tricks.)

What we need in exchange for any kind of amnesty, such as amnesty for so-called “dreamers,” are laws with tooth that can’t be undone by future presidents who don’t want to enforce the laws. That’s why I like the Wall, that’s something that can’t be torn down on the sneak. But we also need visa tracking, E-Verify, and much stronger penalties for hiring illegals such that companies are too afraid of getting caught to do it. And we need strict reduction in legal immigration.

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September 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

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“Dreamers” deal?

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This op-ed in the Hill repeats exactly what I wrote yesterday. That Trump should offer amnesty to the so-called “dreamers” in exchange for E-Verify, funding for the wall, funding for more immigration enforcement and deportations, penalties for repeat immigration violations, and reduced legal immigration. Except the editorial is aimed at Democrats, not at Trump.

If a deal like this becomes part of the national conversation, it’s a win for Trumpism, even if Democrats reject it.

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September 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Posted in Immigration


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Ideally, Trump would use DACA as leverage to get other anti-immigration laws passed. Amnesty for the DACA people in exchange for E-Verify, immigration reduction, Kate’s Law (imprisonment for repeat offenders), funding the wall, funding for more immigration courts so we can get illegals deported out of the country, etc.

But I have no idea what Trump is going to do.

Also, I think Democrats hate Trump so much, that not a single Democrat will vote for anything that restricts immigration, even if it includes amnesty for so-called “Dreamers” (a name that I absolutely hate). And Republicans are not united enough to pass anything themselves.

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September 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

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Immigration, not tax reform

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I am not happy about Trump pushing tax reform. We know this is going to turn into big tax cuts for the top 1% and for international corporations. And I don’t expect that Republicans in Congress are going to have any greater agreement on this than they had on repealing Obamacare.

And I am very worried about immigration. Trump has done some great stuff on immigration through his appointments and use of executive orders, but all that will be undone if a Democrat takes over in 2020 (which we have to admit is a pretty strong possibility).

I want to see statutes that permanently prevent future presidents from not enforcing the immigration laws the way Obama did. I want E-Verify to be mandatory for all employers whenever they hire someone. I want reductions in legal immigration. I want reductions in H-1 and H-2 visas. I want the wall funded. I want more immigration personnel hired so that we can deport illegal aliens faster. I want the government to stop giving benefits to illegal aliens. This is what Trump should be doing and not wasting whatever political capital he has left on tax reform.

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August 30, 2017 at 11:24 am

Posted in Immigration, Taxes

And a possible terrorist attack in Finland

Two dead, six wounded in knife attack. Suspect is “foreign-looking.” Police imply that the suspect is an immigrant.

I think that Finland needs a Finnish Donald Trump to ban immigration from Muslim countries.

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August 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Asian fraternities

First, a pledge is blindfolded and separated from his assigned ‘‘Big,’’ an older fraternity brother, by a line of brothers whose arms are linked together. For the most part, this line signifies the barrier between glumly accepting America’s vision of emasculated, toadying Asian men and the great promise of success and masculine fulfillment.

Interesting NY Times Magazine article about Asian fraternities, the Chinese-American immigrant experience, and a specific murder prosecution for a death at an Asian fraternity hazing ritual.

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It’s a real shame about the closing of Mount Airy Lodge in 2001, which provided a Catskills-like experience for gentiles. I guess it didn’t survive for the same reason that the Catskills resorts didn’t survive.

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August 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Finally, an immigration bill

This is huge. Before Trump, Obama was pushing an open borders policy by ignoring ILLEGAL immigration.

Now, in addition to the Trump administration enforcing the immigration laws again, we have a bill to reduce LEGAL immigration. This is what Trump should have been doing instead of pushing for Obamacare repeal.

But does Trump have enough political capital to get this through Congress? A hands-off approach will surely result in defeat, with 100% opposition from Democrats, plus a large number of globalist Republicans also voting against it.

Trump needs to bring this to the people, and talk “jobs jobs jobs.” Immigrants are taking your jobs.

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I agree that there are deeper reasons to oppose immigration than “jobs jobs jobs,” but it’s uncontroversial to support jobs for Americans, or at least less controversial than any of the other anti-immigration arguments. And the proles like the “jobs jobs jobs” message.

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August 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

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