Jiverly Wong, who murdered 13 people in Binghamton on Friday, reportedly was an ethnic Chinese immigrant from Vietnam who seethed from his difficulty in assimilating to America. Does this provide evidence of something about Chinese immigrants, or Vietnamese immigrants or immigration policies? No, not any more than if Wong had been one of the immigrant valedictorians or Silicon Valley inventors that we see noted constantly in the media and on the floor of Congress.
The March unemployment news is shocking -- just like it has been every month for the last year. The official unemployment rate jumped from 8.1% to 8.5%! There are now 13.2 million Americans looking for a job who can't find even a part-time job. Yet, many of the nation's richest foundations, most prestigious newspapers and top elected officials continue to call for an increase in foreign workers.
Born in 1930 and 1934 (in Hungary and Iran) and moving to the United States in 1956 and 1958, two immigrants are at the heart of a massive flow of money into groups intent on forcing a vote this autumn to grant amnesty to 12 million or more illegal aliens. Is there something just a little unseemly about immigrants using their good fortune to try to radically change the country that adopted them?
Open-borders groups say their top priority this spring is to pass the DREAM Act Amnesty for illegal-alien teenagers. I have some ways you can test a politician to see if he/she is really concerned about those teens, or if the real goal is just to flood as many foreign workers into occupations and neighborhoods as possible. Here's the test . . . .
Pres. Obama supposedly got into hot water with disabled Americans last week when he made a joke about his bowling skills and Special Olympics to Jay Leno. But his true insult to the handicapped was his insistence last week on keeping 7 million jobs (currently held by illegal aliens) out of reach. The first-ever official unemployment rate report on the disabled tells the story (and my handicapped wife has a story, too) . . .
I'm quoted in Sunday's New York Times as the sourpuss amidst what the headline says are "Liberians in New York ‘Jubilant’ at Expulsion Reprieve." Why would I say that Pres. Obama made a mistake in halting an order for the Liberians to go back home to a country of poverty and high unemployment?
Today's news reports on Pres. Obama's visit to California include a touching interaction with an ex-convict who has lost his job. But his comments about making sure that illegal aliens keep THEIR jobs illustrates the common occurrence of really smart people at the top of our government who just don't get it. They don't understand that there are a limited number of U.S. jobs and that when you fill those jobs with foreign workers (including illegal ones) American workers lose out. Look at what happened . . .
The White House switchboard is barely holding on. Fax machines there and in congressional offices are churning out Americans' protest in peak mode. Pres. Obama and House Speaker Pelosi have started a grassroots rebellion with their new statements of prioritizing illegal foreign workers over unemployed Americans. How angry are you? Let me count the ways . . .
Paul of Montana asks: "Is there any difference between the procedural vote on Leahy's tabling motion on Sessions' E-Verify amendment and a straight vote on the amendment (for a long-term re-authorization)? Would a straight vote have won for E-Verify?" My answer is . . .
Senate Republicans tonight stood unanimously with unemployed American workers in voting for a long-term extension of E-Verify to keep illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs. However, all but 7 Democratic votes were for continuing a series of months-long extensions to keep the future of E-Verify in doubt. And that was enough for a 50-47 majority to table Sen. Sessions' latest attempt to assure states and businesses that the federal government will continue to provide this essential program for opening American jobs for American workers.