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More than 6 of 10 non-U.S. citizen households get welfare

A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that, in spite of “barriers designed to prevent welfare use” by non-citizens, as many as 63% of non-U.S. citizen households in America have received some form of government welfare “often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children.”

In contrast, only 35% of U.S. citizen households accessed welfare.

Non-citizens include:

  • Illegal aliens, who make up about half of America’s non-citizen population.
  • Permanent residents (green card holders) who have not naturalized.
  • Long-term temporary visitors, e.g. guestworkers and foreign students.

Methodology: For the study, CIS employed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 (and newest-available) Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) — a longitudinal (i.e., followed over several years) dataset of nationally representative samples of U.S. households. Welfare use is based on self-reporting, which means there is some misreporting. Given the human propensity to lie in one’s self-interest, that suggests the actual percentage of non-citizen households on welfare is likely higher than 63%.

Here are the findings:

  1. In 2014, 63% of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35% of native-headed households.
  2. The percentages of non-citizen vs. citizen households on welfare for the top four states are:
    • California: 72% vs. 35%.
    • Texas: 69% vs. 35%.
    • New York: 53% vs. 38%.
    • Florida: 56% vs. 35%.
  3. No single program explains non-citizens’ higher overall welfare use:
    • Food programs: 45% of non-citizen households vs. 21% of citizen households.
    • Medicard: 50% of non-citizen households vs. 23% of citizen households.
    • Cash welfare, including Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): 31% of non-citizen households vs. 19% of citizen households. EITC is a means-tested welfare program, but unlike other programs one has to work to receive it. EITC recipients pay no federal income tax.
  4. Welfare-use is higher for every type of non-citizen households (illegals, permanent residents, long-term visitors), except in the case of housing programs.
  5. The longer the non-citizens are in the U.S., the more they are on welfare: Whereas 50% of non-citizen households in the United States for fewer than 10 years use one or more welfare programs, 70% of those who have been in the U.S. for more than 10 years on are welfare.
  6. Low education is the reason for non-citizens being on welfare:
    • Although 93% of non-citizen households receiving welfare have at least one worker, they often earn low wages (because of their low education) and, therefore, qualify for welfare at higher rates than citizens.
    • 58% of all non-citizen households are headed by individuals with no more than a high school education, compared to 36% of citizen households.

Why non-citizens get welfare:

  1. Most legal immigrants have been in the country long enough to qualify.
  2. The barrier preventing non-citizens from receiving welfare does not apply to all programs, nor does it always apply to non-citizen children.
  3. Some states provide welfare to new immigrants on their own.
  4. Most importantly, non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) can receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children who are awarded U.S. citizenship and full welfare eligibility at birth.

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Immigrant values: California demorat legislature sisters claim, “We are President Trump’s worst nightmare”

Blanca (l) and Susan (r) Rubio

Typical TDS-infected California politicians…

From Sacramento Bee: When one went into teaching, the other followed suit. When one went to East Los Angeles College, the other did as well. They’ve been practically inseparable for much of their lives.

Now, the Rubio sisters will only be separated by a hallway at the Capitol.

The Baldwin Park Democrats, Sen. Susan Rubio and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, made history Monday by becoming the first sisters in state history to serve in the Legislature.

“She is my senator and I am her assemblymember,” Blanca said.

“So we’ll hold each other accountable,” Susan added. (Don’t make me laugh!)

The sisters noted their mother was having a difficult time deciding which swearing-in ceremony to attend at noon, before ultimately agreeing to see Susan — the political newcomer. The sisters separated by 14 months also reflected on their challenging upbringing.

They entered the country illegally when they were young children, got deported to Mexico and were left to learn English all on their own. They were also the first in their family to go to college.

“This, to me, is very meaningful because, growing up, we didn’t have Latina women like us as role models,” Susan said. “For me, I hope that this is something that young ladies look up to. A lot of the times, we’re told, ‘You can’t.’ We are here to be an example that anything’s possible and there are no limitations.”

As a returning lawmaker, Blanca had some tips for her younger sister: Rely on the scheduler, refer requests to staff members and be a good listener. Blanca hopes she and Susan will demonstrate the value immigrants bring to the United States.

We’re essentially Trump’s worst nightmare. We are those bad Mexicans that he talks about. We were undocumented illegal, and then we fought hard, we got an education and now we’re sitting here.”


I wonder if the sisters were at any time part of the 63% of non-citizens living off the back of US taxpayers? Such “value” those immigrants bring to the United States.

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Seattle is a “fair” and “just” city for all, quashing outstanding warrants for low-level, non-violent offenders

Mayor Durkan: Making Seattle “fair” and “just” and safe…

On Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city would be purging warrants for over 200 low-level, non violent offenders. From her tweet: “I am joined by @carmenbest @CityAttyPeteH and @CMLGonzalez as we take another step to make Seattle a more fair and just place for all.”

More details from the city’s press release:

“Today Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City Attorney Pete Holmes, Councilmember M. Lorena González, and Chief Carmen Best filed a motion at Seattle Municipal Court asking the Court to consider quashing over 200 outstanding warrants for people charged or convicted of low-level non-violent misdemeanor offenses that occurred 5 to 22 years ago.  The City is taking these steps to help address inequities in Seattle’s criminal justice system and to protect public safety (not according to this report) by ensuring that law enforcement can focus on more serious, violent offenses.

The vast majority of the 208 pre-dispositional and post-conviction warrants are for people charged or convicted of Prostitution (107 people) and for Driving with a Suspended License in the 3rd Degree (73 people), which is commonly known as “driving while poor.” The Seattle City Attorney’s Office filed charges on these misdemeanor cases between February 1996 and July 2013. The motion also asks that the pre-dispositional cases be dismissed.

“If you haven’t re-offended after 5-plus years of a warrant being issued, I’m comfortable asking the Court to dismiss your warrant,” said Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes. “Public safety is well-served in this action, as this clears the field to allow officers to focus on finding those people who’ve committed more serious offenses. Further, people with a cleared warrant will be much more likely to engage with police, report crimes they may witness, and get on with their lives.”

“We’re acting to make Seattle a more just city, to recognize that our criminal justice system disproportionately impacts people of color, and to ensure that our officers can focus on the most violent offenders and protecting public safety,” said Mayor Durkan.

Other warrants that the motion requests be quashed includes Graffiti (10 people); Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance (5 people); Prostitution Loitering (5 people); Minor in Possession of Alcohol (3 people); Use of Drug Paraphernalia (3 people), and Park Code Violation (2 people). No felony offenses are included in the motion.

The warrants addressed in the motion are primarily for post-conviction warrants, which are issued after a defendant was found guilty at Seattle Municipal Court but failed to appear for a subsequent hearing. Pre-dispositional warrants are issued after a person doesn’t show for a court-ordered appearance prior to the Court’s or jury’s finding on the defendant’s alleged offense.

“Outdated, low level warrants do not make our communities safer, but instead can cause harm, particularly in communities of color,” said Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.

The 208 defendants included in today’s motion are not required to appear or take any action as the Court considers their outstanding warrants. 111 of the warrant holders are male, 96 are female, and one is unknown. 101 of the warrant holders are White, 73 are Black, 9 are Asian, 5 are Native American, and 20 were not identified.”

Don’t kid yourself that this will have any real impact on public safety and the ability of law enforcement to focus on more serious, violent offenders. They can’t even keep up with the crimes committed by the homeless. See the following:

This is a “feel good” PR stunt by the major touted as “social justice” with progressive, flowery terms such as “justice” and “equality.”

In reality the city just – once again – selectively excuses illegal behavior while punishing law-abiding citizens.

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Woman impaled by rebar while trying to enter US illegally

US Customs and Border Patrol photo

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

From NY Post: A mother attempting to climb over a fence on the US-Mexico border fell and was impaled on a steel bar in front of her children, officials said.

The 26-year-old woman from Guatemala pierced her side and buttocks when she landed on pieces of rebar Friday night near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, a border crossing between San Diego, Ca., and Tijuana, Mexico, US Customs and Border Patrol officials said in a statement.

Border Patrol agents in San Diego rescued the woman and she was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the statement said.

Her two children, ages 3 and 5, were also taken to the hospital and later released into Border Patrol custody, officials said.

San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott blasted the woman’s actions as “not only dangerous, but also very foolish.”

“This woman placed her own life and her children’s lives in peril,” Scott said in the statement.

The woman told agents she wasn’t part of the migrant caravan that’s made its way from Central America to the Mexican border town of Tijuana. Some migrants traveling with the caravan tried to breach a border fence on Sunday and were fired at with tear gas by US agents.

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ACLU sues Montana sheriff for denying illegal alien bond and honoring ICE detainer

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe

From KPAX.com: The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is currently facing a lawsuit from the ACLU and the ACLU of Montana regarding a current inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Agustin Ramon, a dual citizen of France and Mexico, was arrested on Aug. 3 for a criminal burglary charge and his bond was posted at $25,000.

The ACLU lawsuit says that when Ramon tried to pay his bond he was told that because of an ICE detainer Lincoln County could not release him. Once an immigrant posts bond the ACLU of Montana argues that the immigrant must be released according to state law.

They argue that Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe must act within state law and the ACLU of Montana hopes that the class-action lawsuit will end the use of ICE detainers in Lincoln County and around the state.

The ACLU also hopes that the lawsuit bring compensation for Ramon’s false imprisonment.

The Lincoln County Detention Center confirmed that they do have Ramon in their custody and that he is being held on a $25,000 bail for a criminal burglary charge and a border patrol hold.

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe could not be reached for comment.

According to the Missoulian, the ACLU believes that Sheriff Bowe is overstepping his boundaries by holding the illegal alien on suspected immigration violations, which would be a civil matter. The bond for burglary is a criminal matter.

The illegal alien moved to Montana in April and married his wife in May. An immigration rights attorney is assisting the suspected burglar and his wife with their immigration options.

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Just one little fact missing from this headline: Mexican dad detained after leaving sanctuary church to meet with immigration officials

Illegal alien Oliver-Bruno (r): Previously convicted of committing fraud/AP photo

What the NY Post article below fails to mention is that the “generous” and “kind” illegal alien was a convicted illegal caught trying to enter US with forged documents. From CBS News (their headline was just as misleading, at least they provided facts in the article):

“ICE said Oliver-Bruno, who has lived in North Carolina for two decades, had no legal basis to be in the U.S. and had exhausted his “extensive” appeals. Oliver-Bruno pleaded guilty in 2014 to using false documents to try to re-enter the U.S. in Texas after a trip outside the country, according to court documents.”

But run with the sympathetic undocumented immigrant narrative. It still won’t change the fact that this illegal alien committed fraud and church members were harboring a fugitive.

From NY Post: A Mexican father who hid out in a North Carolina church for close to a year to avoid deportation was detained when he attended an appointment with immigration officials.

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, had a scheduled meeting Friday at a Raleigh-area immigration office to provide fingerprints and discuss a petition to delay his deportation, so that he could stay in the country with his wife and son, who is a US citizen, local outlets reported.

About 20 minutes after he walked into the office, plainclothes US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested him.

The CityWell United Methodist Church’s pastor, Cleve May, and more than two dozen other people who’d accompanied Oliver-Bruno to the appointment surrounded the car taking Oliver-Bruno away and were also arrested, CNN and the Effingham Daily News newspaper reported.

The pastor said church member feared the immigration appointment had been a trap set up by ICE to nab Oliver-Bruno — who came to Greenville NC., from Veracruz, Mexico more than 20 years ago.

Congressmen David Price and G.K. Butterfield, both North Carolina Democrats, said they were “extremely alarmed” by the detention.

“It appears ICE has acted in concert with officials at USCIS, who instructed Mr. Oliver-Bruno to appear at local USCIS offices to discuss his deferred deportation,” the lawmakers said in a statement.

During his 11 months hiding out in living quarters built for him inside the church, Oliver-Bruno attended English classes, played guitar and read during services. “He helped construct his living quarters. He’s remarkable. He’s very generous and kind,” May told CNN.

Oliver-Bruno will remain in US detention for the duration of his case.

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Night video of illegals climbing over US-Mexico border wall, kicking aside concertina wire

Rodney S. Scott is Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol – San Diego Sector.

On November 15, 2018, Scott posted to Istagram a video taken the night before, of an illegal kicking aside the coils of concertina wire that our military had placed along the border to discourage and prevent the “caravan” invaders from crossing into the United States.

See “Operation Faithful Patriot: more than 5,200 U.S. troops deployed to secure US-Mexico border will be armed

Scott wrote:

Footage from our thermal cameras last night of the two individuals who climbed the border wall and destroyed concertina wire installed earlier in the day. You can see them kick the spool of wire as they attempt to break it off the wall.

Here’s the video:

So much for concertina wire as a deterrent.

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Crocodile tears: Hillary Clinton & John Kerry bemoan Europe is crushed by migrants

The Left really are a breed apart in their hypocricy and malevolence.

First, they promote mass “immigration” of Muslims and other Third Worlders into Europe and America.

Then, when the predictable social problems ensue, they wring their hands in distraught and cry crocodile tears.

Recall that George Soros, whose foundations actively facilitate migrants and “refugees”, wept crocodile tears over Europe being on the verge of collapse. Then we have European Jewish intellectuals, who had pushed for Muslim immigration into Europe, now urging Jews to leave Europe.

Now, two of the biggest promoters of mass immigration are making tsk-tsk noises about Europe being “crushed” and “roiling” from “migration”.

 Hillary Clinton

In an interview with The Guardian, Hillary lectured to European leaders that they must “get a handle on migration” that is “roiling the body politics” because migration “is what lit the flame” of “the bread and circuses” of rightwing populism that poses “a serious threat to our freedom and our democratic institutions.”

She said back-handedly that although “I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message – ‘we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support’ – because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.”

John Kerry

John Kerry, who took over from Hillary as Obama’s secretary of state, also lamented to The Guardian: “Look at Europe! Europe’s already crushed under this transformation that’s taken place because of immigration.”

Kerry also wrung his hands about Donald Trump dismantling the Paris climate agreement and about the gross inequality in America where “Fifty-one per cent of the income of America going to 1% of Americans.”

But, as The Guardian points out, Kerry and his second wife, Teresa Heinz, themselves are exalted members of the top 1%:

According to a 2015 New Yorker profile, between them they own at least six properties, including a 23-room mansion in Georgetown, Washington DC, and a 90-acre farm outside Pittburgh in Pennsylvania, as well as a 23-metre (76ft), $7m (£5.4m) sailboat called Isabel. “We’ve got to make America fair again. You gotta make things work for working folks so they can pay their bills and send their kids to school, reach the brass ring, retire in dignity, have healthcare – the priorities are pretty clear, in my judgment. We need infrastructure. Desperately. We need to start rebuilding America,” he says.

H/t Daily Wire

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Murphy Brown to ICE agents: “I will spatchcock you”

How original: A re-booted TV show bashing President Trump. Yawn…

This show has seen a consistent drop in ratings each week. Too bad, so sad.

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Trump: Close southern border; troops to use lethal force

Here’s the latest “migrant caravan” invasion news:

(1) The first wave of thousands of “caravan migrants” has arrived at America’s southern border. Among them were some 350 people who arrived in nine buses in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. As you can see in the pic below, some of them were carrying the Guatemalan and Mexican flags. (USA Today)

(2) Wonder of wonders, LGBT freaks are the first to reach the Tijuana border! (Washington Post)

(3) The Trump administration is hardening the Tijuana border in preparation for the invasion. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at the busy San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego, California so as “to install and pre-position port hardening infrastructure equipment in preparation for the migrant caravan and the potential safety and security risk that it could cause.” However, 23 lanes remain open at San Ysidro and 12 at Otay Mesa. San Ysidro is the border’s busiest crossing, with about 110,000 people entering the U.S. every day. (AP)

(4) Tijuana mayor and residents reject the “caravan migrants”:

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum correctly calls the invaders — whom the U.S. Hate America Media (HAM) call “migrants” and “caravans” — a “horde,” an “avalanche” and a “tsunami.”

On Sunday, Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags, sang the Mexican national anthem and chanted “Out! Out!” in front of a statue of the Aztec ruler Cuauhtemoc, 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. border. They called the migrants messy, ungrateful, “a danger” to their city, and an “invasion”, and voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the invaders.

There were public clashes between Tijuana residents and the Central American “migrants”. At least three people were injured, all of whom were journalists. (New York Post)

In the past week, Tijuana officials have arrested three dozen “caravan” members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and said they would be deported to their home countries.

(5) On November 8, 2018, invoking the President’s national security powers to protect the United States against threats from abroad, the Trump administration announced new immigration rules giving President Trump new authority to deny asylum to “migrants” who illegally cross the border. No one could apply for asylum except at an official border entry point.

On November 19, however, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco, an Obama appointee, put the administration’s asylum policy on hold. Tigar ruled that President Trump “may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.” Tigar’s order will remain in effect until Dec. 19, when the court will consider arguments for a permanent ban. (Politico)

In 2015, in a first-of-its-kind ruling for the state of California, Tigar ruled that the state must pay for an inmate’s gender realignment surgery because denying “her” that surgery violates “her” constitutional rights.

So President Trump threatened to close America’s entire southern border for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that Mexico has lost “control” on its side. He said that if U.S. officials “find that it’s uncontrollable, if we find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control. The whole border. We’re either going to have a border or we’re not.” (Foxnews)

(6) President Trump also said he has given the thousands of active-duty troops sent to the border the “OK” to use lethal force against illegal border-crossers “if they have to.”

Citing DHS Secretary Nielsen who had said there are as many as 500 criminals and gang members in the “caravan” heading northward, Trump said there are “fistfights all over the streets” in Tijuana, Mexico, and that “these are not like normal, innocent people. These are people you talk to them and they start a fistfight. I don’t want that in this country.”

Indeed, the Military Times reports that on Tuesday, November 20, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed a “Cabinet order” expanding the authority of troops at the border to include “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention, and cursory search” in order to protect border agents.

Before this, the Pentagon had rejected requests for troops to provide crowd and traffic control and protection for agents. Troop activities at the border have been largely restrained due to the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prohibits the military from acting as law enforcement on U.S. soil, except in cases and under circumstances authorized explicitly by the Constitution or Congress. But defense officials told the Military Times that the language in Kelly’s order “was carefully crafted to avoid running up against the bedrock legal limitations set in Posse Comitatus.”

On Wednesday, November 21, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the White House had given him explicit authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border, with lethal force if necessary. But he was adamant the military would remain within its legal limits.  Generally, U.S. troops are authorized to use force in self-defense.

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