illegal immigrants

Anchor Baby Population in U.S. Exceeds One Year of American Births

The number of United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien living in the country now outnumbers one year of all American births. A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report reveals the booming number of U.S.-born children to illegal aliens who are given automatic citizenship, forever anchoring their families in the U.S. These children are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they are able to eventually bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. through the process known as “chain migration.” Every two new immigrants to the U.S. brings an estimated seven foreign relatives with them. In 1993, former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) famously said on the Senate floor that “no sane country” would grand birthright citizenship to anchor babies. There are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under the age of 18-years-old, according to the CBO. This estimate does not include the potentially millions of anchor babies who are older than 18-years-old, nor does it include the anchor babies who are living overseas with their deported foreign parents. The 4.5 million anchor babies estimate exceeds the four million American children born every year. In the next decade, the CBO estimates that there will be at least another 600,000 anchor babies born in the U.S., which would put the anchor baby population on track to exceed annual American births — should the U.S. birth rate not increase — by more than one million anchor babies. Already, the anchor baby population exceeds the entire population of Los Angeles, California and is roughly half of the population of New York City. As Breitbart News reported, a decade of chain migration, allowing newly naturalized immigrants to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives with them, has exceeded two years of all American births. Altogether, chain migration since 2005 has imported roughly 9.3 million foreign nationals to the U.S.

How insane is that?!?  This anchor-baby nonsense is beyond out of control.  And, Congress needs to act to close that loophole in our broken immigration laws/system.  But, in the short term, and as we’ve been saying here at The Daily Buzz from day one…  It is WAY past time that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico.  Then, those troops need to remain ON the border to ensure that would-be crossers are unable to set one foot on U.S. soil, until that wall/fence is finally built above, and below ground (to prevent tunneling)…however long that takes.  Again, it is imperative that the Guard troops be ON the border; not back 40 miles or so as has been the practice in the past.  Once illegals get a foot on U.S. soil, they immediately become entitled to all sorts of monetary and legal protections that we, the actual citizens of America, pay for.  And, until Congress can fix that loophole, and the courts support such legislation, the best thing we can do is enforce existing law already on the books (something Obama wouldn’t even do), and secure our southern border.  With all of the Islamo-fascist nutcases out there trying to get into our country, Homeland Secutrity should make securing our southern border it’s #1 national security priority.  Period!  In addition to getting that wall built, we need to be deporting illegals by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly) paying particular attention to known gang members, convicted criminal aliens (after securing biometric data like finger prints etc. to track them should they return), and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender.  And that’s just for starters folks!  To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security, or economic, interests.  Of course we support legislative initiatives like the so-called “Kate’s Law” and other legislative efforts at the federal and state levels aimed at addressing the illegal immigration crisis in our country, as well as social security fraud and other areas which illegals exploit, and we pay for.

Homeland Security says chain migration let terrorism-related suspects into U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security said chain migration is the common element in two cases allegedly tied to terrorism activities, according to a statement released Saturday. In the statement on Twitter, Acting Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said DHS “can confirm the suspect involved in a terror attack in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and another suspect arrested on terror-related money laundering charges were both beneficiaries of extended family chain migration.” Chain migration is when an immigrant gains legal entry into the U.S. via sponsorship by a family member who’s already a legal resident or citizen. The Trump administration launched a campaign against the immigration system, in favor of a more merit-based structure, favoring education and job potential as factors. The memo referred to Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, who it said was a naturalized U.S. citizen admitted to the U.S. from Egypt on a family-based visa. El-Mofty went on a shooting spree Friday in Harrisburg and was reportedly targeting police officers. The gunman, carrying two rifles and a shotgun, fired at officers in multiple locations. “He fired several shots at a Capitol police officer and at a Pennsylvania state police trooper in marked vehicles,” Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said. The state trooper was injured but is “doing well,” he said. El-Mofty pursued the trooper to a residential neighborhood and encountered law enforcement officers, who ultimately killed him after he fired “many shots” at them. The statement also mentioned Zoobia Shahnaz, who DHS said was a naturalized U.S. citizen who entered from Pakistan, also on a family-based visa. Shahnaz was indicted on Dec. 14 after she allegedly laundered more than $85,000 through Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies overseas to the Islamic State. Acquiring the money through fraudulently obtained credit cards and a bank loan, Shahnaz laundered the funds to people in Pakistan, China and Turkey and “planned to travel to Syria and join ISIS,” federal officials said. Shahnaz was charged in federal court with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In the DHS statement Saturday, Houlton said, “These incidents highlight the Trump administration’s concerns with extended chain migration.” “Both chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program have been exploited by terrorists to attack our country,” Houlton said. “Not only are the programs less effective at driving economic growth than merit-based immigration systems used by nearly all other countries, the programs make it more difficult to keep dangerous people out of the United States and to protect the safety of every American.”

Exactly!!

Illegal immigration on border surges back to Obama levels

Illegal immigration across the Southwest border has surged back to Obama-era levels, according to the latest data released Friday that suggests the gains President Trump made early in his tenure have worn off. Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed attempting to jump the border in November, which was up about 12 percent compared to October, and more than twice the monthly numbers from March and April, when Mr. Trump touted his early accomplishments. Perhaps just as worrisome for officials is the rise in families traveling together, which surged 45 percent last month, and unaccompanied minors traveling without parents, which rose 26 percent in November. Homeland Security said overall things are still an improvement over the worst years of President Obama. “Under President Trump, illegal immigration has declined dramatically over the last year,” said spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton. But he said more needs to be done, and said action needs to come from Capitol Hill. “The administration is working tirelessly to secure the border, enhance interior enforcement and establish a merit-based immigration system. But we need Congress to act immediately to close immigration loopholes, fund the border wall, terminate outdated visa programs and provide the necessary tools for DHS officials to carry out their mission,” Mr. Houlton said. The 39,006 people caught in November included 29,086 caught by the Border Patrol, and 9,920 who tried to come through official ports of entry without permission. The total is still less than 2015 or 2016, but is more than 2012, 2013 or 2014, signaling a return to Obama-era levels of illegal immigration on the border. Just last week the Trump administration crowed over its gains, pointing to a nearly 30 percent decline in people being caught at the border compared to the previous year. But they did say they were “very concerned” by the latest trends, which have been born out in Friday’s numbers. CBP officials said cartels have figured out how to “exploit legal and policy loopholes” in the U.S. to get illegal immigrants into the country and give them a chance to blend into the shadows. In addition to more migrants, border agents and officers are catching more opioids, heroin and cocaine being smuggled from Mexico to the U.S.

Obama blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta’s population

U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges. The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department. This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence, executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding deportation orders. The conversation went this way: Albence: “Ballpark is going to be around 550,000.” Reporter: “Whoa. Why is it so high?” Albence: “Well for a large part of the last four or five years we’ve been unable to take enforcement action against those individuals.” Under Obama, many deportation actions were delayed starting in 2014, he said. Even if ICE officers found one in a jail, Albence said that they were advised against seizing the illegal. “Our officers had to turn their heads and walk the other way. So that’s a large part of that problem, the fact that we couldn’t enforce the law,” he said. And liberal judges also forgave or protected illegals, even illegal populations like several Iraqi’s in the Detroit area, some sought for murder, according to ICE. “We need to hold liberal judges accountable,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan. And, he added, a third factor in the build up of deportation orders is because some 300 sanctuary cities refused to let ICE officers into city jails to seize illegals. Homan said ICE plans to fight those cities and other obstructions to send a message to illegal populations that they are not safe from deportation, even if they have been in the U.S. for 10 years. “There has to be a consequence and a deterrence to illegal activity or the illegal activity won’t stop,” said Homan. “We’ve made a lot of headway this year, more than I’ve seen in a long time, and we’ve got to keep going down this road. We’ve got to keep momentum going,” he added.

Agreed wholeheartedly!!   As many of you know, here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been calling on the last and current administrations to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico.  Those troops should remain there ON the border (to prevent would-be crossers from setting one foot on U.S. soil) until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long it takes.  Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly)….paying particular attention to known gang members, already convicted criminal aliens, as well as those already determined by an immigration to be deported…regardless of age or gender.  This article only reinforces our position on that key component.  And, folks.. That’s just for starters!  To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security, or economic, interests.  Period.  And, it’s clear that Obama didn’t care at all about our economy OR our nation’s security.  Of course, especially given the recent shocking verdict in San Francisco, we are all for the passing of “Kate’s Law” and other similar legislative efforts at the federal and state levels which also focus on the illegal immigration crisis.  But, first and foremost we need to secure our southern border (make that the #1 Homeland Security priority), and start focusing on deporting illegals already here.  We can no longer afford to do otherwise.

ICE Arrests 42 Criminal Aliens Released by Sanctuary New York

Immigration officers based in New York City arrested 42 criminal aliens released by sanctuary jurisdictions. Thirteen other foreign nationals were also arrested as part of a six-day targeted operation carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers began the operation on November 13 and concluded it shortly before Thanksgiving. In total, officers arrested 55 illegal aliens. Forty-two of those arrested had been in New York law enforcement custody and were released despite ICE having placed immigration detainers on the aliens, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials. “Forty-two of the 55 arrested during this operation were released from New York custody with an active detainer, which poses an increased risk to the officers and the community.,” ERO New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker said in a written statement. “It is important for city residents to know that although the City of New York releases inmates with active ICE detainers back into their community, ICE will be diligent in its responsibility to find those who come to the United States to prey upon our communities and ultimately have them removed from the country.” Official said those arrested include nine women and 46 men. They illegal aliens hailed from 22 countries. Those countries include: Mexico (20); Jamaica (5), Ecuador (4), Honduras (3), Colombia (2), Dominican Republic (2), El Salvador (2), Guatemala (2), Yemen (2), Bangladesh (1), France (1), Guyana (1), Jordan (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Trinidad (1), Yemen (1), Serbia (1), Egypt (1).

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Poll: Fewer Than 30 Percent of Americans Want Amnesty for DACA Illegals

Fewer than 30 percent of Americans prioritize the award of permanent amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty. In a new poll by Morning Consult and Politico, just 29 percent of Americans said allowing illegal aliens on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to permanently remain in the United States and receive a pathway to citizenship was a priority. Support for amnesty for DACA illegal aliens has dropped 10 points among Americans since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September on behalf of President Trump’s administration that the Obama-era program would ultimately be ended in March 2018. Even among Americans who are Democrats, support for an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens has fallen to less than 50 percent. Only 44 percent of Democratic voters said giving amnesty to DACAs needed to be a priority for Congress. Months ago, though, 53 percent of Democrats said DACA amnesty was a priority. Among Republican voters, a DACA amnesty has dropped 28 percent in September to a mere 19 percent today. With Independents, the support for prioritizing DACA amnesty for illegal aliens dropped the largest. In September, 35 percent of Independent voters said DACA amnesty should be a priority. Today, only 23 percent of Independents want a prioritized amnesty. Meanwhile, Americans who openly oppose an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens is at 15 percent. Despite little support for amnesty for illegal aliens, Democrats, the Republican establishment, the cheap labor industry, big business and the open borders lobby have teamed up to relentlessly push for legalizing up to 3.3 million illegal aliens who are on the DACA rolls or eligible for DACA.

That’s what we’re up against, folks.  It’s why the Trump candidacy was attacked not just by Democrats and the dominantly liberal mainstream media..  But, also by the entire Republican establishment.  DACA needs to end immediately.  It’s existence is illegal as it never was approved by Congress.  So, Trump needs to end it..    To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.

Top border official says illegal immigration at 45-year low

The acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that illegal immigration across the southwest border will be at a 45-year when final 2017 numbers are fully tallied, and he credited President Trump with the success. Kevin K. McAleenan, who is acting commissioner and has been nominated to take the job permanently, said that while the numbers look good, he still wants to see parts of President Trump’s 70-point immigration enforcement plan go into effect to make still more progress. The border success this year is all the more surprising because fiscal year 2017 started off terribly, with a massive new surge of illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak in during the final months of the Obama administration. But after Mr. Trump took office the numbers dropped dramatically, in what Mr. McAleenan said “was due to very clear messaging” by the new president that immigration laws would be enforced. “We are fully tallying our 2017 results but in all likelihood it’s going to be the lowest level of illegal crossings between ports of entry in over 45 years,” the acting chief told the Senate Finance Committee. The number of people caught at the border is believed to be a yardstick for the overall flow, so fewer people caught means fewer people getting through, border officials say. Those that are still coming, however, are increasingly difficult to dislodge from the U.S., having learned to exploit protections in U.S. law to gain tentative status and work permits allowing them to gain a foothold here. Mr. Trump earlier this month proposed a 70-point plan designed to cut down on those avenues, including reforming the asylum system to make it tougher to lodge a protection claim. Mr. McAleenan said those are the kinds of changes needed to make sure this year’s border gains are lasting. “The clear intent to enforce immigration law has resulted in a significant reduction of crossings, but there are still some fundamental aspects of the system that need to be addressed,” he testified. The acting commissioner also said his agency is making progress on tracking visitors to make sure they leave when they’re supposed to. The government collects information on arrivals, but is more than two decades delinquent in the goal of tracking departures. Pilot programs are being tried at airports, but Mr. McAleenan said they will soon begin testing at land ports of entry, alerting foreigners departing the U.S. that they need to stop and give biometric information before the leave. “We’re not going to forget the land border,” the acting chief said.

Good!  It’s about time!  This is great news!   But, still a LOT of work to do….including, yes, building that wall!