Immigration strategy proposed at CPAC: ‘Let’s put a wall around the welfare state’
Alex Nowrasteh of the Competitive Enterprise Institute said conservatives and libertarians are unified like at no other time, while Obama and Congress are tearing at “the fabric of economic liberty.” Competitive Enterprise Institute funders include the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.
Nowrasteh said he opposes illegal immigration, but “the enemy is the welfare state.”
“Let’s put a wall around the welfare stare, not around our country,” he said.
He also spoke about the problems with different visas for foreign workers who want to come to the U.S. and exalted Reagan’s views on immigration as the best views for conservatives.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the co-author of Arizona and Alabama immigration enforcement laws and a supporter of Mitt Romney, said the government should enforce programs like E-Verify, a federal workforce authorization program.
Kobach said that he never imagined the Department of Justice would sue states for their immigration laws. He argued that Congress has passed law after law to call on states to help the federal government with immigration policy, saying it is the Obama administration that does not want to allow states to have laws like the ones that exist in Arizona and Alabama, which implement “attrition through enforcement” or what Romney recently called “self-deportation.”
Kobach said attrition is a rational enforcement of the law, that is neither mass deportation nor amnesty. He said Arizona was the first state that required E-Verify, and that the move has led tens of thousands of undocumented workers to self-deport. He added that in Alabama “in the first month after the [immigration] law was enforced, unemployment dropped 0.5 percent in one month.”
According to Kobach, the U.S. could be headed toward a national attrition through enforcement policy, because two GOP presidential candidates have said they support the strategy.
“If you want to create a job for an American citizen tomorrow, deport an illegal alien today,” Kobach concluded.
Robert Vandervoort — the executive director of Pro English, which seeks to make English the official language for government — said America is rooted in assimilation and multiculturalism, adding that America has always been a Judeo-Christian society, “a melting pot, but now we are Balkanizing.”
The Institution on Research and Education on Human Rights points out that Vandervoort “left out of his bio … that he was also the organizer of the white nationalist group, Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance, while he lived in Illinois.” The Kanas City Star reported that “in a statement released Sunday to The Star, Vandervoort called the accusations ‘smears’ and ‘exaggerations,’ saying, ‘I have never been a member of any group that has advocated hate or violence.’”
Vandervoort said at the immigration panel that English is already the official language in 31 states, and argued that bilingual ballots are hurting the electoral process. He pointed out that all four GOP candidate support making English the official language of the United States.
U.S. Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, said that during his time in the state Legislature there were many efforts to stop illegal immigration but many busines organizations in construction, tourism and agriculture “would cry bloody murder when this legislation came because a lot of the labor these organizations use is not legal.”
Rivera said that in the Florida citrus fields, he does not see American-born citizens, only people born in other countries — mostly in Latin America. Rivera said he found many of these workers did not want to become U.S. citizens, which highlights the importance of a guest worker program as an important part of immigration reform.
“E-Verify is not a panacea,” Rivera said, explaining that a bill filed by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, to mandate the federal workforce authorization program is having a hard time because it does not resolve labor issues for business organizations that currently employ undocumented immigrants.
Niger Innis of the Congress of Racial Equality blamed academic elites in Harvard University and Columbia University and the media for the lack of assimilation and Balkanization, but in the defense of conservative values “we must not alienate natural conservatives,” he said.
Photo: U.S. Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla. (source: davidrivera.org)
Re assimilation: Here’s my top-ten list of what we should expect from those who want to become Americans (and those who are already Americans, for that matter). The list was first published in a National Review Online column a decade ago [link: http://old.nationalreview.com/comment/comment091200d.shtml ], and it is fleshed out in Congressional testimony [link: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/May2007/Clegg070523.pdf ]:
1. Don’t disparage anyone else’s race or ethnicity.
2. Respect women.
3. Learn to speak English.
4. Be polite.
5. Don’t break the law.
6. Don’t have children out of wedlock.
7. Don’t demand anything because of your race or ethnicity.
8. Don’t view working and studying hard as “acting white.”
9. Don’t hold historical grudges.
10. Be proud of being an American.
Well I’m white and live in an area primarily csstioning of recent Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans that are first, second or third generation. They were here first and the actual history was nothing more than a greedy land grab by the U.S. government. I am not anti-American at all but history is history. The Texas Rangers went all the way down to Mexico City raping, killing and desecrating Catholic churches along the way. People in America aren’t taught the full history of how it all went down. Most people from Mexico are not criminals and they certainly aren’t lazy trying to live off of the system. They are willing to do jobs that most Americans would refuse to do and this is for the sake of their families having a better life.All the anti-Mexican propaganda is part of a big conspiracy to create a new scapegoat and rekindle old prejudices. It is all bullsh*t. Most people never get to actually know the Mexican population because of their own fears and prejudices.
leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #h tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and 5000 dollars to a person name sandman at the US embassy in manila. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. Her husband carlos b. morales also submitted fake documents (land titles and bank statements) to obtain a tourist visa. Her son carlo iii also used such and helped 2 other people to obtain a US tourist visa.
Barack Obama has done relatively nniothg for the White Nationalist cause.You mean he has done nniothg for the cause of explicit White Nationalism. He has done a whole hell of a lot for implicit white nationalism and that is the name of the game. Explicit white nationalism is a political dead end and will always be irrelevent in American politics. (3) The GOP establishment wanted all sorts of things last year. They didn’t get their way because the power relationship within the Republican Party between the establishment and the base has shifted.As true as that is, Washington remains a political bubble. In Washington there is currently a wall to wall concensus that the Hispanic invasion must continue. You can’t even begin to imagine the pressure the 4 Republican justices and Kennedy are going to be under. I do not expect them to withstand the pressure and do the right thing.(5) Regardless of what the SCOTUS decides, the only way you can change the composition of the federal judiciary is through electing a president and controlling the Senate.We may not have that kind of time. When/If the SC rules against AZ, the door will have essentially shut the door on traditional democratic change. A revolution of some sorts will become necessary. The thing is, a revolution is impossible under the present conditions because things aren’t yet bad enough. If the SC rules that enforcing immigration law is unconsitutional, then the system is irrevocably broken and we are left with no option besides accelerating the inevitable collapse.