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Another business is laying off American tech workers and forcing them to train their foreign replacements, joining the ranks of Southern California Edison, Disney, Fossil Group and Catalina Marketing.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/10/scores-of-it-workers-laid-off-forced-to-train-foreign-replacements/

The student body at Boston Public Schools is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation — 87 percent are students of color. Meanwhile, only 38 percent of teachers are minorities, and for the last decade that number has been steadily declining.

Today, Boston is a more complicated place than in the black and white world of Judge Garrity’s time. Back then, only about 20 percent of residents were people of color, whereas now, Boston is a minority-majority city. The schools are even more so, as 35 percent of Boston students are black and 40 percent Latino…Boston schools have to address the needs of all their students. They come from 142 countries and speak 84 languages.


www.wbur.org/2015/09/14/boston-teachers-diversity

HOUSE GOP SEEKS FLOOD OF FOREIGN ‘GUEST WORKERS’
Offers ‘seasonal’ help to tourism, hospitality, trucking, forestry, seafood industries

In 1970, fewer than 1 in 21 U.S. residents were foreign-born. Today is it nearing 1 in 7, and will soon eclipse every historical watermark and keep rising. Meanwhile, the wage compression enabled by long-term low-skilled migration has helped employers keep wages down beneath 1973 levels.

One of the fastest-growing categories of immigration is from the Middle East, driven in part by refugee resettlement and worker-based visa programs.


www.wnd.com/2015/11/house-gop-seeks-flood-of-foreign-guest-workers/

dona.h
9/10/2015 7:29 PM EST

The San Joaquin Valley — from Bakersfield to Redding — is chock full of illegal immigrants and their American-born children, most all of them Latinos. I have Latino friends who live in the Valley in Lodi, Manteca, Stockton, Porterville, Turlock and Tracy, and they all tell me where they live in those towns it is not safe chiefly because of Latino gangs, burglars and thieves.
Before the massive illegal immigration of the last three decades, those Valley towns used to be quiet farming communities with little or no major crime. Because of the Democrats’ open-border immigration policies (Sanctuary Cities and The TRUST Act), crime and violence are rampant in the Valley. Also because of the massive illegal immigration into California, Democrats hold every major political office in the state; California is thus ruled by one party – the Democrats.

DavidGonzales
9/10/2015 9:28 PM EST [Edited]

You’re right about the influx of illegals into this area, but Republicans have been governors for 24 of the past 33 years in California: George Deukmejian 1983 – 1991; Pete Wilson 1991 – 1999; and Arnold Schwarzenegger 2003 – 2011. Illegal immigration has been a problem for everyone, Republican and Democrat.


www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/09/10/friends-filmed-cold-and-callous-killing-of-roommate-on-a-cellphone-police-say/

frannie em Los Angeles 5 hours ago

Mr. Fishman your enthusiasm about CA is wonderful. Finally an article with just a little more of the truth and a lot of hype from the Gov’s office. You ask any of the hundreds of businesses that have left CA over the last decade what regulation has done for the state. 900,000 acres have been put fallow.
I can’t believe how confused you are. It’s like you want so much the gov/public union/regulation complex to be good that you grasp and print anything that agrees with it. Is it that you are afraid of repubs and the next election so you have to make CA the great experiment that has “succeeded”? That’s non-productive. We have almost 14% of the population and 33% of the welfare recipients of the nation. It is not sustainable. I have become an Independent because of the way the dems have ruined this state. There is still a $750 Billion unpaid pension deficit. The numbers you quote exclude that. The state has been caught fudging numbers for a long time. We are a boom to bust economy dependent on the rich doing well in the stock market. We went from 5th largest economy in the world to 10th and there are more families on food stamps now than ever before. You have very strange standards. As long as people get more govt support, businesses don’t have to pay better wages. P.S. The farmers started using that type of drip system with moisture regulators years ago, this is nothing new.


www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/how-california-is-winning-the-drought.html

free_speech
1:18 AM EDT

Lets talk about reality. I live in So. California and my house is worth around $500,000. The vast majority of people in my neighborhood speak Spanish at home. Many can’t speak English at all.
There are loud parties with Mexican language music every weekend, Graffiti is constantly being sprayed everywhere ( Thank goodness my city cleans it up fast), crime is much higher now with gangs everywhere (Helicopters flying over at night at least a couple times a week looking for criminals), many houses are not being taken care of and falling apart, all the hospital trauma rooms have shut down and if you get into a serious accident you have to be air lifted by helicopter to the county hospital, 50%….YES 50% of car accidents are hit and run in Los Angeles because of illegals (Google it), etc. I could on and on what decades of illegal immigration has done but this is what the real world is like. This is no exaggeration and is caused by the lack assimilation FROM TOO MUCH IMMIGRATION!

TedMendez
1:33 AM EDT

I too live in Southern California. Not sure where you live, friend, but it hardly bears any resemblance to just about anywhere in the state. So I think it’s quite likely you’re a liar. And completely full of it. You either don’t live here or you’re a paid poster or some other nonsense. California has problems just like any other state but it’s also wonderful, vibrant, and an economic powerhouse. The state government is balancing the budget and our great state is generating thousands and thousands of jobs. Plus we’re responding to the drought by rationing water and being conscientious, like the good citizens we are. You, sir or madam, are an idiot.

boondog
1:38 AM EDT

The trolls are paid, the others probably work for other campaigns and some are just flat stupid but the majority of Americans know what the illegals are doing to this country. We live it everyday. We see our schools going to pieces because they are overrun with illegals. We see American children catch diseases that were eradicated decades ago because of disease being brought across the border, we see our middle schools over run with violent gangs, we read of children who have been molested by illegals, we read of hit and run accidents or drunk driving by illegals. Yes, the public knows what is going on,it is those who don’t care or live in gated communities that can encourage this invasion. Three things need to be done before any person is allowed into this country. First, they must be able to support themselves without going on any kind of government assistance, second they must be free of disease and lastly they must not have any criminal record. Those things used to be required of all illegals, no matter what country they came from. When did our government change those laws?

free_speech
1:17 AM EDT

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses”.
That quote on the Statue of Liberty was never there when the French gave it to us. It was added well into the 20th Century. Added not by a vote of the people but by a pro-immgration poet who somehow successfully lobbied to get it snuck in.
Besides, there is quite a difference between immigration over 100 years ago and now. 100 years ago there was still vast unsettled territory and absolutely no welfare state. People came here to work. Even then we kept a close eye on immigration and even passed the fair and level-headed national origins immigration act in 1925. We need that act re-instated.
The inscription on the Statue of Liberty is—poetry on a work of art—not a law or government policy of the USA.
She was never about the huddled masses.

boondog
1:56 AM EDT

My grandmother and grandfather were immigrants. They spoke French, and English and opened a grocery store, working ten hours a day. All of their children were sent to private school paid for by them. Four of their sons fought in World War II and one died. Not once did they go on public assistance and things were not always easy. Not one of their children ever got in trouble with the law, one graduated valedictorian the other became a successful attorney, another a business owner the others daughter married a West Point graduate who became a very well respected politican. Immigrants are what this country is made of but it must be through the right channels and it should be done the way it was originally meant for this country to ever become great again.

cft1974
1:25 AM EDT

We have a process for bringing in roughly a million people a year. The is no reason for people to come here illegally. They choose that option. We need these people to submit to a background check, a medical exam, and prove they will not be a financial burden. This is in the best interest of our society. You can’t let in criminals, people with diseases, or people that can no support themselves. This is a rich country but money is not finite.


www.nationalreview.com/article/422921/birthright-citizenship-economic-costs-incentives

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

Steve Perry

Many CEOs and Business Owners across the country need low wage workers to compete and to bring in higher profits due to Globalism. Illegal immigrants fill that space very conveniently…especially, since they’re basically being subsidized by the government. Fortune 500 companies (including many Republican owned businesses like Marriott, Tyson, Home Depot, Exxon Mobil, Dominos, Big Chain Restaurants, Papa Johns, tons of Agricultural companies, etc) prosper from hiring illegal immigrants. This is why their lobbyists ensure that amnesty isn’t passed but at the same time ensure the border isn’t completely secured. They want the Illegal immigrants for work but they don’t want them to be legalized because then they would have to pay them higher wages…which would defeat the purpose of hiring them in the first place. Here in Texas, they’ve been hiring Illegals for decades now just like California and now many other states…bigger profits for their own pockets.

Imagine if all the illegal immigrants are suddenly legal, it would destroy us. They would be eligible for food stamps, subsidized housing, medical care, financial aid for college etc. We just can’t afford it!

Carol A Hetrick
Shasta High School

Illegals are destroying us now.Its time to get rid of them any way we can.

Teresa Smith
Mansfield High School

This story is full of holes. I see the children of illegals that were born here having baby after baby and using every kind of social help available. They must give classes to these people to teach them how to take advantage of the system. On top of that they work at jobs that pay them cash and the income is never reported. They drive better cars, dress better and eat better than I do, but then of course my husband and I do not receive aid of any kind. They have no pride when it comes having the taxpayer support them, instead they consider themselves as deserving everything they can get their hands on.

Veronica Macias

Finally the damn “Truth’ And they refuse to speak English, they said we should learn spanish…They live in huge house’s that are nicer then mine and pay only $100.00 for rent because their on Housing Authority..Shame on them!

Steinar Andersen
Huntley, Illinois

I cannot even begin to tell you how many Iphones / Samsungs I see at the Illinois DHS office (with spanish being the main language used while they are on the phones). They are dressed in newer clothes than me (I haven’t bought new clothes in years, I go to Goodwill to get clothes). A Generalization some would ask? One day, I will make a video while standing in line and post it afterwards (and let the evidence play out for all to see).

Susan Bailey

Glendon Kushner You can’t stand it that real Americans have finally found a champion. Trump is the ONLY candidate that is looking out for middle class Americans – the people whose hard work makes all the welfare to illegal aliens and their anchor babies possible. Regardless if he wins or not, people like YOU will KNOW that there are plenty of REAL Americans who are still alive and kicking in this country. America is NOT a Hispanic country. And REAL Americans are going to fight to KEEP AMERICA AMERICAN. Trump 2016

Robert Rodriguez ·
Manhattan, New York

Sure, you brainwashed gullible conservatives can never get the Hispanic vote because you’re too damn biased and racist! You can eat this bogus report for breakfast, lunch and dinner but at the end it’ll leave a rotten taste in your mouth from all the lies they put in it!


www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/01/immigrant-welfare-use-report/71517072/

Immigration Crisis Shifts From Border to Courts


www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/nyregion/border-crisis-shifts-as-undocumented-childrens-cases-overwhelm-courts.html

SLAIN CHRISTIAN’S HEAD ALLEGEDLY BASHED BY MUSLIM ‘REFUGEES


Osman Sheikh Said, 31, a Somali refugee who was resettled in Maine, is one of three suspects charged with the murder of 49-year-old Freddy Akoa.

www.wnd.com/2015/08/slain-christians-head-allegedly-bashed-by-muslim-refugees/

MINNESOTA STATE AND CITY TAXPAYERS LOSE BIG ON SOMALI-RUN DAYCARE FRAUD

http://alphanewsmn.com/2015/08/minnesota-state-and-city-taxpayers-lose-big-on-somali-run-daycare-fraud/


Authorities say Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis, 64, in Santa Maria on July 24, attacked her with a hammer and sexually assaulted her. (Daniel Dreifuss / Santa Maria Times)

Santa Maria is also changing demographically: 70% of the population is Latino — a big leap from 1990, when it was 45%.

…Ramirez is in the country illegally and had been arrested several times in recent years for a variety of offenses. He was released from jail days before Pharis was attacked.

In the Ramirez case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had asked Santa Barbara County last year to put a detention hold on the Mexican immigrant after he was charged with felony assault with intent to commit sexual assault. The action was meant to ensure that Ramirez would be transferred into federal custody before his release.

Prosecutors, however, decided to charge him with a misdemeanor. Santa Barbara County custody officials concluded that keeping Ramirez would violate the state’s Trust Act, which allows local law enforcement to hold inmates for immigration authorities only if they have been charged with a serious crime.

On July 17, just days before Pharis was attacked, Ramirez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on drug and weapons charges, according to the sheriff’s office. He was ordered released July 20 after pleading no contest to the weapons charge.

www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-santa-maria-immigrant-20150821-story.html

As long ago as 1881, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass complained that immigrants from Ireland, the Latinos of the day, were stealing jobs from African Americans. “Every hour sees us elbowed out of some employment to make room for some newly-arrived emigrant from the Emerald Isle, whose hunger and color entitle him to special favor,” Douglass wrote in his autobiography. A few years later, in his famous Atlanta Exposition address, Booker T. Washington begged white employers to reject “those of foreign birth and strange tongue and habits” in favor of native-born blacks, who had toiled “without strikes and labor wars.” By 1916, mass immigration had made black workers “superfluous,” the New Republic charged. The immigrant “is the Negro’s most dangerous competitor,” it said.

…There is little doubt that immigration depresses the employment and wages of black men. A 2010 study by the economists George Borjas, Jeffrey Grogger and Gordon Hanson found that a 10 percent immigration-induced increase in the labor supply reduced African Americans’ wages by 2.5 percent and the employment rate among blacks by 5.9 percentage points.

Since the 1990s, academics have been studying the political and economic cleavage between blacks and Latinos. A study by sociologist Roger Waldinger found that employers in Los Angeles favored Latino over black workers, a situation reinforced by tense relations when the two groups worked side by side. A 2006 study by political scientists David O. Sears and Victoria Savalei found that even newly-arrived Latinos were better able to assimilate politically into the broader society than blacks who were still subject to a strict color line.


www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trump-doesnt-need-latino-voters-to-win-the-nomination/2015/09/04/9fd2e40c-524f-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html

MUST-SEE: BLACK WOMAN RIPS COUNCIL OVER ILLEGAL ALIENS


LOS ANGELES — Chanell Temple, a black woman originally from Huntington Park, delivered a strident, politically incorrect speech against illegal immigration on Monday evening at the local city council meeting.

Temple, who now lives in the Hawthorne area of Los Angeles, was protesting the council’s recent decision to appoint two illegal aliens to city commissions. She told Breitbart News she had not intended to speak at the meeting, but was offended when someone compared illegal aliens to slaves. She added that she supports Donald Trump “a hundred percent.”

…undocumented illegal immigrants who have been assigned to the position of commissioner.

The Huntington Park City Council is being paid with taxpayers’ money to do a job within rules and regulations. According to your board behind you, it says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” I want to paraphrase that and say: Where there is no law, the people perish.

In the U.S. we have one rule of law. I also want to talk about the Fourteenth Amendment, which was added to the Constitution in regards to blacks being given birthright citizenship because blacks helped build this country, including the White House—twice.

(Interjection: Right on!)

Please do not tarnish the name of black slaves by comparing them to your plight. There’s no comparison. None.

Black slaves did not break into this country, okay. They were brought here against their will. Also, black slaves are not immigrants. Immigrants are people with a choice, they come here by choice. Black slaves didn’t have choice.

That’s offensive to me because I’m a descendant of a black slave. And trust me, Ancestry.com works and I can trace my people back from when they landed here on the boat. I know the village where my people came from in Africa, OK? So please, do not try to get away with using that. That’s very offensive.

This country has been good to illegal immigrants. You have been given jobs, houses, tax money, free tax money, welfare, Social Security, they open up business for you guys, et cetera.

None—I don’t know of any illegal aliens who have been hung from a tree. I don’t know of any of them illegal aliens who have dogs been sicced on. So that’s very offensive for you to sit up here and allow these people to say that and get away with it. Things that people are going to feel sorry for. That’s very offensive, OK? Do the right thing.

My people get three strikes. I have a nephew in jail now–22 years!–for something he didn’t do.

My people commit a crime, they go to jail. You people commit a crime, they get amnesty. It is wrong…

(Cheers, applause)

And we’re not going to have it. We’re not going to have a set of laws for you people and a set of laws for us.

And if you can’t follow the law, talking about “perish,” your job needs to perish.

You get paid with taxpayers’ money and you are misappropriating taxpayers’ money when you pick up your check.

(Cheers, applause)

In an interview Tuesday morning, Temple explained further:

I grew up in the Huntington Park area. I was raised in that area. I live in Hawthorne now. That area over there has been a Latino area for decades, for a long time. They witnessed racial tension in that area. My mother was a property owner over in that area.

What I said last night was not my intention. What kind of disturbed me is when someone got up and talked about slavery. There is no comparison. They need to stop pretending like they are being mistreated. They have pushed and disturbed the community. They have 95% of the jobs and they still act like they are mistreated.

Yes I am black, but I’m an American. They are getting away with murder. I was in Sacramento recently, and I protested about Kate Steinle. Then they get a get-out-of-jail-free card, and my nephew is in jail. They release them–30,000, if not more–every year. They put them right back on the street and it’s not right.

The black community–we’re tired of them citing civil rights because of people like Al Sharpton. They are being treated better than American citizens with our tax money.

I’m just tired. I lost my job. I was told I did not speak Spanish and I was terminated from my job. Even now it’s difficult to get a job. They told me I was fired for not being able to speak Spanish. I applied to McDonald’s and they told me that they don’t hire blacks–and it was a black owner. I filed with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). I have my documentation. I was denied a job….But they didn’t do anything. They are putting illegal immigrants before blacks. I applied for three jobs with the County of L.A. and they didn’t give me a job, and when I filed a complaint they called me a racist. I ended up homeless.

We have a rule of law. Why can’t they obey the law? Little do they know they are making us [Americans] closer. We are standing as Americans, as all races and colors. They want to throw out the race card. We are tired of being abused, and it’s got to stop.

Our politicians are giving them the power in the fight against us–the people using our tax money, writing these laws and using them against us….

Yes, black lives matter, but if we had jobs we wouldn’t be put in these situations to be attacked. A lot of parental rights have been restricted and are being taken away. There’s a lot in the black neighborhood that needs to be worked on. We need to get our house in order first and we need to get jobs back to get back on track.

We have no recourse. We are not being represented. Now we’re in the shadows, we are being buried in the shadows.

Libsareclowns meangirl •
15 hours ago

Libs…the Party of discrimination against Blacks and other citizens. Throw your Lib chains off and Vote Trump

guest dj
3 hours ago

If you talk to black residents that live or lived in So Central LA, and have them comment upon their neighborhood or comment why they left.
They will point out that So Central is now an Hispanic community. They will complain about the increase in trash, complain about neighboring houses that are illegal rentals crammed with too many people and garages subdivided into 5 or 6 small rooms with
dangerous wiring and not to code alterations. Streets clogged with parking for the 10 or more cars for the residents of the illegal rentals. Roads clogged with unlicensed uninsured drivers. etc.
They will give you an earful if you ask.

So Cal Guest babumjane
6 hours ago

This nation is behind you. This is past the wedge issue voting at this point. America is uniting to keep Americans employed and politicians in check. The movement begins now!

Snake Plissken Punditator
11 hours ago

Trump has no constituents, owes no lobbyist or special interest group. He is free to be ‘his own man’. We just need to decide whether we like and trust that man enough to vote for him. Ms. Temple seems to, and I do too. He is exactly what this country needs to get itself sorted back out.


www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/18/must-see-black-woman-rips-council-over-illegal-aliens/

Donald Trump does not understand the economics of immigration

…It’s also, if I may close the spreadsheet for a moment, a source of spiritual growth. Many of us want to live in a country that welcomes those seeking new opportunities, a place that gives them a fair shot at success. The ramped up vitriol we’re hearing from immigration opponents, besides being factually incorrect, has no place in that more enlightened country.

Waldstein
8/19/2015 10:12 PM EDT

What a load of liberal crap! There are considerable health care and education costs for these illegals that must be considered as well.

jxrodri
8/19/2015 11:45 PM EDT

They pay taxes, don’t they? Also, if they work for cheap, it enhances capital accumulation, which provides more jobs, more production, more wealth, and ultimately, more money for the government.
There is no economic issue. It’s all about tribalism.

free_speech
8/19/2015 8:46 PM EDT

County Supervisor Antonovich: L.A. COUNTY COST FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS IS 1.6 BILLION PER YEAR!

THIS IS JUST ONE COUNTY!

““With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”

WELFARE COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS EXCEEDS $646 MILLION

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Year-end closing 2011 figures from the Department of Public Social Services reported that over $646 million in welfare and food stamp benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.”

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http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/16/undocumented-la-county-parents-projected-to-receive-650m-in-welfare-benefits/

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www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/08/19/donald-trump-does-not-understand-the-economics-of-immigration/

Sorry, Republicans: I’m an anchor baby, and I’m not going anywhere

Gustavo Arellano

Bob Banana 53m ago

The only pendejo is this joke of a writer who needs to go back home. You illegal criminals are costing us a massive debt and take too much from our social programs so there is nothing left for real citizens in need.

Vilos_Cohaagen 1h ago

I think the author’s position is that the US is a horrible racist place, and you can’t kick me out. I’m not much of a fan of the Republican party, either, but I have no doubt that Hispanics vote will vote go en bloc for the Democrats. It’s a little disingenuous to say that it’s because the Republicans are against them given they’d be doing that anyway. And eventually they’ll duplicate the economic and political conditions into that what they just fled.

hdc77494 Vilos_Cohaagen 7m ago

I think the majority of Americans really don’t care what color immigrants are, but as the writer makes clear, whether what the world defines as American culture will be recognizable still exists in fifty or a hundred years is a legitimate question. Demographers say France will be a majority Muslim country in a few decades. Are those Frenchmen who worry that their liberal inclusive culture will cease to exist all reactionary racists to fear a future of Sharia law?

Tad Early 2h ago

I’m guessing (and hoping) that poorly reasoned articles such as this do the author’s cause more harm than good. However incorrectly The Guardian may have been convinced that this was worthy of publication, it’s littered with straw men–the hallmark of a weak argument. The distinction between babies born to those in the U.S. legally and those born to persons in the U.S illegally is completely fudged, since to make that distinction would raise questions that the author is not equipped to answer. And, needless to say, opposition has to be all about electoral politics, since the author can’t possibly acknowledge the significant abuses of birthright citizenship that actually are driving the current opposition. Oh, and very few, if anyone, wants to make any changes retroactive. If this piece is the best that those endorsing citizenship for the children of illegals can do, I’m not optimistic for their “side.”

Queenkiwinc 2h ago

The “Anchor Baby” law needs to change. Just popping out a kid should not be enough reason to keep anyone.

FOHR 4h ago

Dear mr. Arellano,
Why should we not strive to protect our culture? Wouldn’t you if foreigners were swamping your country of origin. Illegal aliens bring their politics with them as you so arrogantly announced. We see the dysfunctional governments illegals leave behind and want no part of the “Venezuelan” way or the Communist China way or the Honduras way of governing. Yet, you come here illegally, utilize our scarce safety net funds intended for our own citizens, depress wages, take our jobs and then threaten to vote sensible people out of office? It’s NOT about skin color you arrogant fool. It’ s about American’s way of life. I hope you are happy with the worker’s paradise you have created in California. That cesspool of poverty, tax happy political tools, climate crazies and the WORST public schools in the nation are what you have wrought. It will never be an acceptable template for the rest of this country. Also, please note, those “racist” republicans have captured 33 state legislatures out of 50 and are sitting governors in 32 states.

satx78247 Nat George 2h ago

Nat George,
Check out the latest polling of National Public Radio about this issue. – Almost 2/3 of random voters surveyed by NPR want ALL of the illegal immigrants removed from the USA, until/unless they go home and come back lawfully.
(It’s past time for everybody to stop lying about this issue. = More than 60% of American voters value adhering to our immigration laws.)
That said, we need foreign laborers (in some occupations) but those workers need to be employed under a Guest Worker’s Program, so that American citizen’s jobs are protected from cheap foreign labor/competition AND the guest workers are protected from being victimized by crooked employers.
yours, satx


www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/24/sorry-republicans-anchor-baby-citizen

There should not be a Latino/Hispanic/Mexican voting bloc or media…

As Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos Clash, Latino News Media Airs Its Offense

By ASHLEY PARKERAUG. 26, 2015

Ricardo Sánchez, known as “El Mandril” on his Spanish-language, drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump “ El hombre del peluquín” — the man of the toupee.
Some of Mr. Sánchez’s listeners are less kind, referring to Mr. Trump, who has dismissed some Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and criminals, simply as “Hitler.”

Mr. Sánchez says that he tries to focus on the positive in presidential politics, but he, too, at times has used harsh language to describe Mr. Trump, a real estate mogul, according to translations of his show provided by his executive producer.

“A president like Trump would be like giving a loaded gun to a monkey,” Mr. Sanchez said in one broadcast. “But a gun that fires atomic bullets.”

The adversarial relationship between Mr. Trump and the Spanish-language news media, which has simmered publicly since he announced his candidacy in June, boiled over on Tuesday at a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, when the candidate erupted at Jorge Ramos, the main news anchor at Univision and Fusion, when he tried to ask a question without being called on. Mr. Trump signaled to one of his security guards, who physically removed Mr. Ramos from the event.

“Don’t touch me, sir. Don’t touch me,” Mr. Ramos said, as he was marched out of the room. “I have the right to ask a question.”

Mr. Ramos was eventually allowed to return. But for the Spanish-language press, which has grown in size and influence in politics, the tense exchange was a highly public flexing of muscle against a candidate who many outlets no longer pretend to cover objectively: They are offended by Mr. Trump’s words and tactics — and they are showing it.

Some, including Mr. Ramos, said that their networks have covered Mr. Trump more aggressively than their mainstream counterparts, which until recently, at least, largely dismissed Mr. Trump as a summer amusement — less a serious candidate than a ratings bonanza in the form of a bombastic reality television star. (After the dust-up with Mr. Ramos on Tuesday night, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists issued a statement condemning Mr. Trump.)

Mr. Ramos, who earlier this month delivered a searing indictment of Mr. Trump, calling him, “the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and division in the United States,” attributed the difference in approach to how directly the issue of immigration affects Latino Americans.

“This is personal, and that’s the big difference between Spanish-language and mainstream media, because he’s talking about our parents, our friends, our kids and our babies,” Mr. Ramos said in a telephone interview.

Mr. Ramos, who has been called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America forthe tremendous influence he holds with Hispanic viewers, said that he could not recall Spanish-language news media covering a story as aggressively as it has Mr. Trump’s candidacy.

And though cable news and the Sunday morning news shows have blanketed their political coverage with stories about Mr. Trump’s improbable campaign, the focus of Spanish-language news programs has been almost exclusively on Mr. Trump’s controversial stance on immigration.

About 58 percent of all mentions of Mr. Trump in mainstream news media — broadcast, cable, radio and online outlets — in the past month have focused on immigration, while on Spanish-language news programs, the proportion is almost 80 percent, according to an analysis by Two.42.Solutions, a nonpartisan media analytics company. The Spanish-language news media has also been more critical in its coverage of Mr. Trump’s positions on the issue, with nearly all of it negative in tone.

José Díaz-Balart, the main anchor for Telemundo and MSNBC who takes a straight-news approach to his coverage and does not consider himself an advocate, nonetheless said that because of its viewership, Telemundo has delved deeper into the specifics of Mr. Trump’s immigration plan than many English-language outlets and has covered his candidacy with a sense of “urgency.”

“Our audience is very well versed, very knowledgeable, very well educated on the issue of immigration,” Mr. Díaz-Balart said, adding that his viewers are eager to hear “what are you realistically proposing and planning to do on the issues that are so important to the community.”

When Mr. Trump visited the United States-Mexico border last month, the Spanish-language networks devoted more time to Mr. Trump in their evening broadcasts than their English-language counterparts; Univision gave Mr. Trump six minutes, while Telemundo — which had Mr. Díaz-Balart anchor his nightly newscast live from the border — spent nine minutes on Mr. Trump.

In addition to his comments calling Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists, Mr. Trump’s immigration plan — which includes erecting a wall along the southern border and ending birthright citizenship — has also earned the ire of many Hispanics, who are expected to be a critical voting bloc in 2016.

Univision severed ties with the Miss Universe Organization, of which Mr. Trump is a part owner, because of his offensive comments about Mexican immigrants. Mr. Trump is now suing the network for $500 million.

Ken Oliver-Méndez, the director of the Hispanic media arm of the conservative Media Research Center, said that in the Spanish-language news media, “There’s just very opinionated, very sweeping condemnations of Donald Trump taking place.”

An analysis of news, blogs and forums by Crimson Hexagon, a nonpartisan social media analytics software company, also found that overall mentions of Mr. Trump in the Spanish-language news media since he announced his candidacy were 69 percent negative, but were less negative — 58 percent — in the English-language news media.

Critics of the Spanish-language news coverage, including Mr. Oliver-Méndez, say that the Hispanic press is engaging in advocacy and not journalism.

“The Spanish-language media is basically taking Trump through the prism of what’s best for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, so to the extent that Trump is coming out with statements that are threatening the existence of that community, he’s been covered like an enemy,” he said.

He pointed to several moments last week on the national United States evening news broadcasts of Azteca America, a Spanish-language television network. In one, an anchor said that Mr. Trump had nothing in his head but air, and in another, Armando Guzmán, a Washington correspondent, accused Mr. Trump of lying: “As in everything else, Trump is not telling the truth,” Mr. Guzmán said.

The last one-on-one interview Mr. Trump gave to a Spanish-language network was with Mr. Díaz-Balart on Telemundo, shortly after Mr. Trump announced his candidacy. The Trump campaign said it continues to give credentials to Spanish-language organizations for its events and treats them like all other news media.

Alex Nogales, the president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a civil rights organization focused on American Latinos, said that the Spanish-language news media’s coverage of Mr. Trump has broad implications for the presidential election, whether or not he becomes the Republican nominee.

He said that for Latino voters, there will be a “reinforcement in terms of what they’re hearing, what they’re seeing, what they’re listening to” from the Republican candidates.

Lawrence Glick, an executive vice president at the Trump Organization who oversees golf, called Mr. Nogales this month, saying “he wanted to make peace” and set up a meeting with Mr. Trump, Mr. Nogales said. (The coalition has been calling for the suspension of all professional golf tournaments from Trump courses). But the two men seem to have reached an impasse, with no meeting imminent.

Mr. Ramos, for his part, sees a possible bright spot in Mr. Trump’s 2016 role.

“The only positive thing I might think of for Mr. Trump is that he brought immigration to the forefront of the 2016 campaign,” he said.


www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/us/politics/latino-news-media-offended-by-donald-trump-shows-it-in-broadcasts.html


www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2015/07/carr_dependence_day_celebration_for_afghan_deserter



About Jerry Frey

Born 1953. Vietnam Veteran. Graduated Ohio State 1980. Have 5 published books. In the Woods Before Dawn; Grandpa's Gone; Longstreet's Assault; Pioneer of Salvation; Three Quarter Cadillac
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