A few days ago I noted the unwelcome arrival of America’s first Zika Anchor Baby. As a birthright citizen, the deeply damaged Honduran-American will be a drain on US taxpayers for its entire life, and now we have a dollar amount of that cost.
Tom Frieden, M.D.: “Of note is that the Center for Birth Defects at CDC estimates that a child with birth defect can have a lifetime incremental cost of care of between 1 and 10 million dollars.”
The former New York Lt. Governor, Betsy McCaughey, is an expert on ObamaCare and was discussing the “loopholes” in the system that will allow illegal aliens to get taxpayer-subsidized care under the program in California when she brought up the Zika situation:
McCAUGHEY: [starting 1:00] “Let me be clear, despite what you’ve heard, there are many many programs in this health law, Obamacare, that are targeted directly to providing health care for illegal immigrants and the Obama administration already spent billions with a “B” — billions of dollars a year on health care for illegal immigrants: you’ve got the community help centers all across the country, federally funded, catering almost exclusively to illegal immigrants.
You’ve got emergency Medicaid, especially prenatal care, labor care, delivery care, almost exclusively for illegal immigrants. We’ve got prenatal care [crosstalk] and the cost is going to go way up, sadly, tragically, when who knows how many pregnant women from South America who are fearful of carrying the Zika virus arrive in the United States to give birth to a child. Their labor and delivery costs will be covered here, and the lifetime cost of caring for this tragically disabled care will be picked up by taxpayers because these children will be US residents.”
Zika mom’s story is changing: initially she said she was “visiting” her US-residing extended family — when she was eight months pregnant. Now it becomes clear that she came for the free stuff. Like all other illegal aliens, she is a liar and a thief.
The Honduran mother who delivered what is believed to be the first baby to be born with a Zika virus-related condition in the New York tri-state area flew to America to specifically seek treatment.
In an interview with Fox News Latino, the young mother whose name has not been released publicly, explained that her initial symptoms were ‘underestimated’ by medical doctors in her native land.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in February that it will cost at least $1million to treat a baby with Zika throughout their lifetime.
Mail Online contacted the US Customs and Border Patrol Agency who declined to comment about the woman’s immigration status along with the baby in question due to Privacy Act restrictions.
The 31-year-old woman told Fox News Latino that a rash appeared on her in December and that she was also feverish around the same time – both of which are symptoms of Zika.
She decided to see another doctor in the Central American nation, but then decided to seek treatment in the US and possibly entered the country on a tourist visa 33 days ago. Continue reading this article
In the following video, JamIel Shaw is joined by two other parents whose children have been killed by illegal aliens, Mary Ann Mendoza and Sabine Durden:
Job #1 for government is supposed to be public safety. But Washington is willfully failing that task, and Trump’s attention to illegal alien crime reminds the public of how little Obama & co. care about keeping citizens safe from the world’s criminals.
GOP candidate’s effort parallels Hillary Clinton’s outreach to mothers of African-Americans killed in gun violence
Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is giving a national platform to parents of victims of crimes by illegal immigrants, inviting them to rallies and telling their tragic stories to boost support for hard-line immigration policies.
The families help put a sympathetic face on Mr. Trump’s rhetoric branding Mexican immigrants as criminals and his plans to build a wall along the southern border and to deport millions of people who are here illegally. Those parents who are black and Hispanic also offer Mr. Trump political cover from allegations of racial and ethnic prejudice, most recently for accusing a Mexican-American judge of being biased against him.
Mr. Trump also is drawing intense media attention to what they see as public-safety issues caused by illegal immigration.
Sabine Durden told thousands of people at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., two weeks ago about her 30-year-old son, Dominic, a sheriff’s dispatcher who was killed in a 2012 motorcycle accident by an illegal immigrant truck driver convicted twice of driving under the influence.
Choking back tears, she recalled: “I heard Donald Trump on the television as I walked by talking about illegal immigration and about the cost of American lives and I screamed. Donald Trump became my life savior that day, my hero… Wanting to control the border has nothing to do with racism but all to do with law and order.”
Online video of Mr. Trump kissing and signing posters of her son and other crime victims after the rally has been viewed more than 230,000 times.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump said meeting the parents of children killed by illegal immigrants “reinforced even more” his support for stringent immigration laws.
“Even I didn’t realize how bad it was,” he said. “When you see these families that have been destroyed by people who aren’t supposed to be here, who are criminals…The only way people can understand how severe this crisis is to see the families, and then they see the horror of it.” Continue reading this article
A couple decades ago, “Manhattanization” was a dirty word in San Francisco because people didn’t want a forest of huge skyscrapers built downtown or tiny stacked apartments to be the standard housing. But these days it’s different because millennials apparently don’t mind being crammed together in accommodations people wouldn’t accept in earlier times. There is a movement for denser housing in the popular Bay Area so hip young millsters can live in the cool zone.
From a park facing some of San Francisco’s “Painted Ladies” it’s hard to miss the Manhattan-style growth downtown.
The PBS Newshour reported on the campaign for more housing to be built in San Francisco and beyond, including pleasant suburbs across the bay with still-existing open space. The maximum-housing millennials see beautiful unbuilt acreage with the same eye as developers do.
On a larger scale however, San Francisco is feeling the effects of Washington’s policy of rapid population growth stemming from high immigration of varying legalities. The Population Clock over at the Census Bureau shows well over 323.7 million US residents today, with one international migrant (net) every 28 seconds. Those numbers add to the Democrat party, because most immigrant cultures like big government handing out a lot of freebies, and they aren’t bright enough to understand the American opportunities they came for were created by a market economy, not a socialist one.
In addition, it’s just expensive to live in popular big cities all over. Dick Schneider, a Bay Area campaigner for preserving open space, remarked about this report: “You go to any major urban area of the world, and the housing is expensive, because there are so many people there. More population density causes costs to raise per square foot — that’s true in big cities around the planet.”
Job growth in the San Francisco Bay Area has exploded in recent years and many people are being priced out. Blame the NIMBYS, including progressives fighting to protect their quaint neighborhoods by blocking any new construction. Activists battling income equality are fighting to change this with the new Yes-In-My-Back-Yard movement. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.
HARI SREENIVASAN: The fight to build more housing in an area where prices are through the roof.
Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports from the San Francisco Bay Area.
It’s part of our weekly Making Sense series, which airs every Thursday on the “NewsHour.”
MAN: Whose house?
AUDIENCE: Our house!
DUARTE GERALDINO: In the San Francisco Bay Area, it seems any small group of voices can derail a proposed housing development.
PROTESTERS: Ed Lee, can’t you see we don’t need no luxury?
DUARTE GERALDINO: Some urban liberals wage war on so-called luxury housing. Around here, the going price for a two-bedroom is over four grand a month.
PROTESTERS: No one Bay Area.
DUARTE GERALDINO: Meanwhile, some suburban conservatives fight against subsidized housing.
WOMAN: Stand up for your property rights before they get taken away. They want to take away your decision of where you’re going to live and how you’re going to live.
DUARTE GERALDINO: But there is a new and growing group protesting what it sees as the not in my backyard, or NIMBY, attitudes of both the left and the right. This group calls itself YIMBY, Yes In My Backyard.
The unserious border fence near Fort Hancock Texas shows how little the government cares about securing the nation from jihadist mass murderers.
Congressman Duncan Hunter’s district is located near the border and he has worked for years for border security aided by robust fencing. He obtained Homeland Security documents detailing the capture of an Afghan national with jihadist connections on the Mexican border and appeared on Fox News to discuss facts about the case.
CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER: I’m coming to you right now from San Diego. We have known this anecdotally for a long time. Anybody who lives in Arizona, Texas or San Diego California, we know that there’s folks coming over from the Middle East and and Southwest Asia and and they’re using Mexico to get north into the US. So here’s what we just found out: the five Pakistanis and one Afghan were apprehended 15 miles north into Arizona.
They were flown from the Middle East to do Brazil then they went through Peru and then they went all the way up through Panama and into Mexico and now they ended up in the US. The five Pakistanis as far as we know got away. They actually claimed that they were asylum seekers. Their names didn’t register on any on database but the Afghan did. The Afghan was involved with terror plots, planning terror plots within the US and Canada. We know that he’s a a not a good guy in Afghanistan, and here he was in Arizona. So that’s the first problem, that there’s not a secure border, no matter what the administration tries to say. It’s not just people coming over looking for work, it’s people coming over here to harm Americans.
HOST: This was Mexican drug lords that basically help them with this smuggling ring to get these Middle Easterners, including the Afghan that you mentioned who wanted to cause harm here in the United States and in Canada, who wanted to bring them into this country, and they’ll do that for a fee, correct? We need to protect against that. How can we?
HUNTER: You have to secure the border. Here in san diego we have a double border fence. You know, Donald Trump talks about the wall — we have a double border fence here in San Diego where hardly anybody crosses. Literally we have two giant fences with a high-speed road in between that the Border Patrol drives back and forth. That has to go from the the Pacific Ocean to Texas and you can stop people from coming in. Fences make good neighbors.
Here’s the Washington Times article that sparked recent attention to border security as a nation security issue:
A smuggling network has managed to sneak illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern terrorism hotbeds straight to the doorstep of the U.S., including helping one Afghan who authorities say was part of an attack plot in North America.
Immigration officials have identified at least a dozen Middle Eastern men smuggled into the Western Hemisphere by a Brazilian-based network that connected them with Mexicans who guided them to the U.S. border, according to internal government documents reviewed by The Washington Times.
Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban and was “involved in a plot to conduct an attack in the U.S. and/or Canada.” He is in custody, but The Times is withholding his name at the request of law enforcement to protect investigations.
Some of the men handled by the smuggling network were nabbed before they reached the U.S., but others made it into the country. The Afghan man was part of a group of six from “special-interest countries.”
The group, guided by two Mexicans employed by the smuggling network, crawled under the border fence in Arizona late last year and made it about 15 miles north before being detected by border surveillance, according to the documents, which were obtained by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican. Continue reading this article
An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC.
A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia’s brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation’s capital for about 20 years.
He is just one of more than 1,000 accused war criminals living and working in the United States.
Mass graves and haunting stories
In a shallow pit in northern Somalia, forensic anthropologists have been delicately digging around battered bones that were recently found in numerous mass graves. They’re the remains of a clan slaughtered during the war in the 1980s, alleged evidence of the brutality carried out by the government regime in power at the time.
Led by Mohamed Siad Barre, the regime took over Somalia after a coup in 1969 and ruled with an iron fist. In the north, the dominant Isaaq clan was heavily repressed and brutalized by government forces, according to human rights experts.
Yusuf Abdi Ali served as a commander in the Barre regime and is accused of terrorizing the Isaaq people, torturing clan members, burning villages and conducting mass executions. Continue reading this article
Tuesday was a historic occasion: a Zika-infected microcephaly baby was born to a foreign mother who apparently flew to the United States to take advantage of anchor-baby-citizenship (a mis-interpretation of the 14th Amendment in the opinion of many) and an array of free stuff.
The following Fox video report gave some important details. Reporter Reporter David Lee Miller said of the mother, “She was exposed to the zika virus while living in her native Honduras. . . she was in the United States visiting extended family.”
Below, the Honduran Zika mom, whose name has not been revealed, was “visiting relatives” in the U.S.
It could get very expensive if Zika moms-to-be heard that the US is the free clinic to the world for microcephaly babies. Apparently IQs of 60 to 70 are not unusual for those born so afflicted. The babies who survive into adulthood will not be self-supporting but will require a lifetime of government medical care. Baby Zika #1 (an American citizen via birth location) will cost a fortune.
A baby girl delivered Tuesday in New Jersey is the first in the continental U.S. to be born with the Zika virus-related brain condition, giving rise to new fears about the spread of the disease.
Doctors, including Fox News Health Senior Managing Editor Dr. Manny Alvarez, confirmed the birth of a child with Zika virus linked to microcephaly— the first reported case of the birth defect, which is marked by a partially formed brain, in the continental United States.
The 31-year-old mother, whose name was not disclosed, apparently contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency room at Hackensack University Medical Center on Friday while vacationing in the U.S. Doctors at Hackensack performed an emergency caesarean section to deliver the baby girl, who was born also with intestinal and visual issues.
The mother arrived in the U.S. about 30 days ago. It was not clear if she had been diagnosed with Zika in her homeland, but doctors at the New Jersey hospital made the determination Friday. It was not immediately known how much the baby weighed, but babies born with the disease typically suffer from low birth weights. Continue reading this article
Here’s a five-minute video describing how a small, naive country was transformed for the worse from unwise immigration. The Gatestone Institute essayist notes that the government dumped large numbers of unfriendly Muslims on Swedish communities that were overwhelmed and had no idea what they were getting.
Most shocking is the metamorphosis of safe Sweden into the worst rape country on earth as of 2012. Mass immigration of young Muslim men will do that.
Back in 2005, Norwegian blogger Fjordman warned about the worsening violence against women: Muslim Rape Epidemic in Sweden and Norway – Authorities Look the Other Way. But as often happens, diversity-enthralled elites don’t want to hear any discouraging words about their liberal religion, and the Swedish media went along with the censorship of Muslim violence. Women’s safety was sacrificed as a result.
“Hi, I’m Ingrid Carlqvist for the Gatestone Institute. Once upon a time there was a safe welfare state called Sweden. This beautiful part of Sweden that we call Skåne is where my forefathers lived as long back as i have been able to research: the beginning of the 18th century. Now Sweden has turned into Absurdistan — a country that has one of the highest number of reported rapes in the world, hundreds of so-called exclusion areas, more than 55 no-go zones where police and ambulances get stoned, and Sharia law is becoming more important than Swedish law.
Once upon a time people rarely locked their doors in this area; now this country is a night-watchman state. Each man is on his own. Last year 163,000 asylum-seekers came to Sweden and even though we have since then introduced border controls the prognosis is that somewhere between 70,000 and 140,000 will come this year to a country with a total population of 9.5 million.
In November last year I interviewed salesmen from several security companies. They all said that there is a really high demand for alarm systems right now. One of them said it is largely due to the turbulence we are seeing around the country. People have lost confidence in the state. The police will not come anymore.
One of the things that Swedes are most scared of is rape, even though it’s forbidden to keep statistics on the rapists’ ethnic background or religion, we know who is behind the near 1500 percent increase of rapes in Sweden. Almost every day we can read in the so-called alternative media about rapes against Swedish women and girls committed by asylum seekers or other migrants from the third world. Up until a few decades ago, no one had heard about gang rape. Now it happens every week.
This has of course been going on for many years but the Swedes have been so brainwashed by the government and the mainstream media that no one has protested about the rape on Sweden. For that has all changed. These days no one can escape the horrible realities. Continue reading this article
The opinion of Europeans about the tsunami of Middle Eastern “refugees” into their countries has mostly gone south, since the project grew from a supposedly limited do-gooder rescue mission to what’s now being seen as an invasion of an enemy society. For example, a recent German poll found 60 percent of citizens believe Islam is incompatible with the values of their society.
A recent Czech poll shows that Germans and other Europeans are right to be suspicious of long-time Islamic residents as well as the swarming newbies, many of whom behave like invaders, not suffering refugees escaping a war zone.
A new survey conducted by the thinktank European Values found 44 percent of Muslims in Europe have beliefs that correspond to radical Islamic fundamentalism, further shedding doubt on the prospect of migrant integration.
Researchers from European Values, based in the Czech Republic, defined Islamic fundamentalism as a belief in returning to the roots of Islam, coupled with an adherence to a strict interpretation of the Quran. Fundamentalists also believe values espoused in the Quran take precedence over norms and laws of European countries. According to the data, only 4 percent of Christians in Europe are fundamentalist Christians.
The survey discovered 57 percent of Muslims reject homosexuals as friends, 45 percent said they don’t trust the Jews and 54 percent think of the West as an enemy of Islam. Continue reading this article
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo had an interesting discussion with Senator Sessions on her Sunday morning show, where he reminded viewers that immigration should be designed to serve the American people. Interestingly, Bartiromo clearly respected Sessions as an expert on “one of the most fundamental issues for any election, for any country.”
Sessions emphasized Hillary Clinton’s open borders position as “extreme” and “an obvious evisceration of the law.” Donald Trump’s presidency would by contrast rejigger immigration into a “lawful system” that “serves the national interest.”
Senator Sessions also seemed to draw on the spirit of the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan when he said “those who qualify can get in, and those who don’t don’t.” (Rep. Jordan declared in 1995, “Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave.”)
The Alabama Senator lambasted pro-amnesty Paul Ryan, albeit politely, by inferring the Speaker of the House has a great fondness for global trade deals — “any of them,” Sessions observed — to the degree that Ryan doesn’t bother to read them.
Bartiromo has a sense of the threat that automation is a major threat to jobs in America, saying last year, “the manufacturing jobs in particular have been taken out by technology.”
She mentioned automation again on Sunday, that Americans are not only afraid of “foreigners taking their jobs but now technology.”
Jeff Sessions knows about the automation threat to employment: in a Washington Post op-ed a year ago about immigration, he wrote, “. . .robotics and computerization are slashing demand for workers. One Oxford University professor estimates that as many as half of all jobs will be automated in 20 years. We don’t have enough jobs for our lower-skilled workers now. What sense does it make to bring in millions more?”
But I’m still waiting for him to say, “Automation makes immigration obsolete.”
MARIA BARTIROMO: [3:25] She [Clinton] has been talking a lot about what Donald Trump has been saying as it relates to immigration, as relates to trade. I want to talk about that because you’ve done so much work on immigration, and we all know that immigration is probably one of the most fundamental issues for any election, for any country — who gets to live in this country, work in this country and participate in this democracy — is really critical. So tell us, given all of the work you’ve done and the commentary out of Donald Trump, what immigration looks like in America in a Trump presidency.
SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS: Well, right now it is totally lawless. Hillary Clinton said just a few weeks ago that nobody should be deported from America who entered illegally unless they commit a violent crime: that’s to the left of President Obama’s position. She is basically creating a circumstance where nobody would be detained; it’s an obvious evisceration of the law that we have. It’s unbelievable. American people need to know more about her extreme position. Continue reading this article
A one-time CEO of McDonald’s, Ed Rensi, recently appeared on a Fox Business show and explained the financial facts about automation in the fast-food industry: “If the $15 minimum wage goes across the country, you’re going to see job loss like you can’t believe. I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries — it’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe.”
The union bosses who are pushing the worker demonstrations surely know about the automation juggernaut, but must think that the publicity provides some relevance for the fading union movement. To them, the inevitable job loss for thousands of poor people apparently counts for little. The transition to automation was coming anyway in the fast-food business where labor costs are a big part of expenses, but the Fight for $15 movement is accelerating layoffs.
“I don’t see it being a risk to job elimination,” Easterbrook said when asked about the wage/robot theory. “Ultimately we’re in the service business. We will always have an important human element.”
McD’s customer base is pretty similar to its workforce, so Easterbrook probably didn’t want to look unfriendly to the general community, hence the illogical blather. In the real world, if robots replace workers, then there will be fewer job slots available for humans.
All in all, automation is shrinking job opportunities across the working spectrum, from highly skilled legal research to lower-skilled factory and food service jobs. Therefore, America doesn’t need to import immigrant workers to do jobs that will no longer exist for humans.
Automation makes immigration obsolete.
Here’s the aforementioned Ed Rensi, discussing the automation revolution happening in the fast-food business:
Clearly this mass movement is an invasion and threatens the existence of Europe, but its leaders are too stuck in liberal do-gooder ideology to stop the suicide. Europe is mostly surrounded by water, and several of its nations have navies, but they are being used to rescue invaders rather than keep them out.
Poet Robert Frost defined a liberal as a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel, and Europe has the problem writ large.
BLITZER: There are ominous new developments in the migrant crisis unfolding in Europe. We’re now learning that ISIS fighters are hiding among the migrants masses, many of them being smuggled through Libya. Senior correspondent Nick Paton Walsh has this exclusive report.
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the moment when desperate dreams come to an end. We’re with the Libyan immigration police inside a warehouse of migrant hopefuls they just raided on the Tripoli beachfront. As Turkey and Greece close their shores, the Libyan route to Europe has exploded again. Here, among the squalor that a lifetime savings buys, is where fantasies of a future in Europe fall apart.
(on camera): Where are you from?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nigeria.
WALSH (voice-over): This man fled ISIS-loyal Boko Haram, whose bombs killed his father and brother. And he survived the desert trek until here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: After today, bomb blast, tomorrow bomb blast. We’re not safe. After the death of my father and my brother, I said let me go. And let me travel out. And every time I talk about them, I feel sad. I feel sad.
WALSH: We leave quickly, as this is a smugglers’ neighborhood. But there’s a new threat. Smugglers and police telling us that ISIS have hidden fighters among other groups of migrants bound for Europe.
(on camera): This trade in human souls is awful enough until you think that perhaps ISIS are using this passage of human life into Europe, trying to infiltrate the continent with sleeper cells.
(voice-over): Police tell us off camera they have caught different other migrants with ISIS links. And a top Libyan official warns us the threat is real.
UNIDENTIFIED TOP LIBYAN OFFICIAL (through translation): ISIS can be among illegal immigrants on the boats. They travel with their families, without weapons, as normal illegal immigrants. They will wear American dress and have English-language papers so they cause no suspicion. Continue reading this article
On Thursday, the office of America’s Senator Jeff Sessions published a new chart showing a huge increase of nearly a third in the number of green cards for Middle Easterners over the fiscal year 2013 to 2014, shown in the chart below:
Green card receivers include persons who entered as refugees.
Background From The Subcommittee On Immigration And The National Interest:
According to data published last week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted Lawful Permanent Resident (green card) status to 103,901 migrants from countries in the Middle East in Fiscal Year 2014 – 32 percent more than the 78,917 it issued in Fiscal Year 2013, and over 56 percent more than the 66,415 that it issued in Fiscal Year 2001. Although DHS has not yet published statistics for Fiscal Year 2015, the 103,901 new green cards issued in Fiscal Year 2014 brings the total number of green cards issued to migrants from the Middle East from Fiscal Year 2001 through Fiscal Year 2014 to 1,114,453.
The greatest increases were seen in green cards issued to migrants from Afghanistan (2,196 in FY 2013 to 10,527 in FY 2014), Iraq (9,552 in FY 2013 to 19,153 in FY 2014), and Pakistan (13,251 in FY 2013 to 18,612 in FY 2014). Continue reading this article
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