Now making its way through the UK parliament is a bill that would, among other restrictions, penalize working illegal immigrants and require landlords to do background checks on prospective tenants. Called the Immigration Bill, the U.S. Congress should pay attention.
I have been asked by CAPS to write a series of blog posts. I feel uniquely qualified to write about population growth caused by legal and illegal immigration as I've forgotten more about these subjects than most people will ever know. It’s not a blessing, but a curse. I feel like Renfield in “Dracula,” as it is my personal burden, maybe yours also, to see what is happening to our country and wonder why few others do.
America's immigration laws were originally enacted to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers by preventing the entry and continued presence of aliens engaged in crime, espionage and terrorism and aliens who would provide unfair competition for American workers.
Today the administration seems focused on how to enable immigration policies to provide for the needs of aliens, not on the well-being and concerns of American citizens.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) has introduced new legislation to end what’s known as chain migration, one of the biggest contributors to mass immigration. A similar bill proposed last year by another Georgia Republican, Phil Gingrey, did not advance.
The Pew Research Center released a poll that, according to its results, found that 50 years after the 1965 Immigration Act, Americans are “decidedly more positive” about legal immigration levels and give the law “a thumbs up.” More from the poll: “Most say either keep immigration at present levels (31 percent) or increase it (25 percent), while a minority (36 percent) says the level of legal immigration should be decreased.”
Today, the House of Representatives took a major step forward to block President Obama’s executive action that will grant up to 5 million illegal immigrants temporary legal status, work permits and Social Security numbers.
Last night, the GOP scored greater than anticipated gains, won Senate control 52-45 and has a more powerful grasp on the House with at least 242 seats, a historic majority. At this writing some results are still pending.
Since comprehensive immigration reform is likely dead in 2014, desperate-for-copy pro-amnesty journalists have turned their attention to 2015 when, they report, the chances for success might increase even if the GOP controls the Senate.