Mexican Deportees Join Together to Survive in Homeland

The Los Angeles Times maintains its cred as a top illegal alien champion with its Monday front-page story about Mexico. It turns out that under the Trump Administration, some of the Mexicans residing unlawfully in the US are being deported to Mexico, if you can imagine.

La Times reports that 50,000 Mexicans have been given free-to-them rides home in the first four months of 2017, similar to the Obama rate interestingly. But because President Trump is in charge, the reaction south of the border has been shock and squawk. The Mexican government has responded to the US enforcing its own laws with a barrage of trash talk and objections.

In February, Mexico’s foreign minister Luis Videgaray rejected Trump’s deportation plans by saying, “We are not going to accept it because we don’t have to accept it.” He further asserted that Mexico would get the United Nations to stop the meanie US from deporting Mexicans.

A few months ago, Pew Research reported that illegal Mexicans residing in the US numbered 5.6 million, so 50,000 deported in four months is not that many. At that rate, it would take 37 years to deport all the current Mexicans living here unlawfully.

And Mexico likes having several million of its citizens in the US, where they take American jobs and send back mucho remittances to the dear homeland. In fact, remittances remain a vital source of cash for the moocher nation: in 2016 the total hit $26.9 billion, an increase of 8.8 percent over the previous year. Remittances exceeded the $15.6 billion Mexico earns from oil exports and the $17.5 billion in tourism income Mexico received in 2015.

So Mexico is not happy to have its citizens returning, even in relatively small numbers, considering the millions in America. And since Mexico is complaining anyway, it’s too bad the deportables aren’t being shipped back more rapidly.

They were deported to Mexico. Now they’re helping others, Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2017

The sliding doors opened, and suddenly Roger Perez was back in Mexico.

Spanish boomed over the airport loudspeaker, and men swaggered past in dusty boots and cowboy hats.

Thanks to U.S. immigration authorities, Perez, 21, had been trapped on a plane for hours with his wrists and ankles shackled. Now, he was a free man. But as a deportee to a country he hadn’t seen since he left as a young child, the freedom felt scary, not sweet.

Trembling, Perez shook the hand of a Mexican government official, who explained how he could apply for unemployment benefits. Then he took a business card offered by Diego Maria. “We’re here to help you,” it read. “Together we’re stronger.”

“Hey, man,” Maria told him in English. “I was deported too.”

Every week, Maria, 36, and other migrants deported from the United States in recent months greet planeloads of people sent back to Mexico City. They call themselves Deportees United in the Fight. Continue reading this article

France: Before and after Islam in Two Minutes

Versions of the video below have been showing up on Twitter, and the comparisons of French society before and after Islam are quite affecting. From a peaceful, civilized life to civil war, all because of unwise immigration.

I tried to create a similar effect with still photos in a blog, Muslim Immigration Has Turned Paris into a Violent Dystopian Hellhole, but the video is much better.

Commission Investigates How Many Illegal Aliens Are Voting in America

Verifying voter rolls to keep out the Democrat base of illegal aliens and dead people should be a top priority for the Trump Administration, because the 2016 election results has surely convinced the left that they can only win by vastly increasing the numbers of fake and foreigner voters.

Therefore the Voter Integrity Commission created by President Trump is the first step to determining how bad the problem is. But some of the usual Democrats have resisted handing over public voter rolls to the commission:

Dem state officials refusing to cooperate with Trump voter fraud probe, Fox News, June 30, 2017

Democratic state officials already are refusing to cooperate with the voter fraud investigation ordered by President Trump, saying they will not hand over the extensive “voter roll data” the commission is seeking.

The response comes after Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state serving as vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, wrote to all 50 states this week asking for their input as well as voter registration data.

“I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections, and there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in Virginia,” Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe countered in a statement Thursday, claiming the commission is based on the “specious and false notion that there was widespread voter fraud last November.” . . .

Interestingly, thousands of fraudulent voters were found a couple months ago in Virginia, so Gov. McAuliffe’s squawks of probity are suspect.

Polls have shown for years that an overwhelming majority of Americans across racial and party lines support voter IDs.

Kris Kobach, the vice-chair of the commission, appeared with Tucker Carlson on Friday to discuss the resistance he is experiencing for trying to analyze public information about who is voting in America.

Here’s a spare audio file of the video in case it disappears:

Kobach thinks the Democrat states may fear the public learning how many illegal aliens are voting in states like California that lets anyone vote:

”For example one thing that’s never been done that’s very important is the federal government knows the names of more than 15 million aliens who are living in the United States, in fact it’s closer to more than 20 million. The individuals are here on green cards, they’re on temporary visas. But the states have never been permitted to see how many of those aliens have registered to vote in my state.

The number is likely to be very high, but let’s find out what the number is and that’s one of the reasons I think California is afraid of what they might find out; they don’t have any sort of precautions that effectively ensure that non-citizens aren’t voting.”

Fifteen to 20 million imported alien Democrats is a lot, and they must be made to stay away from American polling places on future election days.

Automation: Basic Income Is Discussed as a Possible Solution to Jobless Future

It’s a rare thing for the automation threat to employment come up on TV, so any discussion has to be scored as a plus. In addition, the video segment was shown on the evening Fox News show Special Report a few days ago.

But universal income is a hard sell, with so many ways it could go wrong — like seven billion potential moochers worldwide. The social effect is likely to be huge because many people won’t easily adjust to having nothing but free time and no job to define their identity.

Also, it’s difficult to be convincing about the need for a fix when the threat is not laid out clearly, even when the existing expert warnings are substantial. Oxford researchers forecast in 2013 that nearly half of American jobs were vulnerable to machine or software replacement within 20 years. Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi believes that in 30 years humans will become largely obsolete, and world joblessness will reach 50 percent. The Gartner tech advising company believes that one-third of jobs will be done by machines by 2025. Forrester Research Inc. has a more optimistic view, that there will be a net job loss of 7 percent by 2025 from automation.

Below, human workers can be hard to find in automotive factories, which are now largely automated.

I understand that less than three minutes is not a lot of time to discuss the complete erasure of the market system of pay for labor, but explaining the extent of the problem here takes up only a few seconds. And of course there is no mention that the automated future will need Zero immigrant workers.

The following article is a knock-off of the video report:

Universal Basic Income: A concept that would mean a paycheck, even if you don’t have a job, Fox 6, June 29, 2017

MILWAUKEE — How does this sound? You get a paycheck each month, even if you don’t have a job! It’s called Universal Basic Income, and it’s growing in popularity as a concept for the not-too-distance future.

The Senate rejected the idea way back in 1970, but the ravages of the digital age are causing many to revisit the concept of a Universal Basic Income.

“We need new jobs, good jobs, with rising incomes,” Hillary Clinton said during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“We have to do a much better job at keeping our jobs,” then-candidate Donald Trump said during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Yet during the three presidential debates, the word “automation” never came up. With credible projections now forecasting that our growing use of robots, self-driving vehicles and other automated machinery will eliminate 40 percent of all jobs in the United States by 2030, futurists, labor market analysts and leading CEOs have begun asking “what will become of all those workers displaced by technology?”

“Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder said.

At Harvard in May, Zuckerberg endorsed the concept of a Universal Basic Income — a guaranteed wage for some or all Americans, to be means-tested or limited to the losers in the emerging new economy of the digital age. Continue reading this article

Trump Travel Ban Is Reported to Cause Anxiety among Foreigners

The Trump Administration allows big opportunities for Sob Story peddlers, those media creatures that believe exorbitant rights and freebies for foreigners are more important examples of liberal values than providing attention to American citizens needing assistance.

Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle front page featured a snap of lefty legal help for foreigners unhappy with restrictions on jihadist travel to the United States, complete with PC hijab. No more Obama-style open borders — oh, the horror!

It will take some time for foreigners to get over the idea that the United States is their all-purpose flophouse to visit, illegally immigrate to, mooch from, steal medical care from, etc. ad nauseam.

Anyway, why is it odd for President Trump to keep out muslims, who are historic enemies of 1400 years standing? They have vowed eternal war against infidels like us until the whole world is ruled by totalitarian Islam. Job #1 for the president is to protect the American people from enemies, and preventing the entrance of an unfriendly tribe is a good place to start.

Travel ban, with qualification, is underway again after Supreme Court ruling, San Francisco Chronicle, June 29, 2017

Visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world lost their ability to gain permission to enter the United States starting Thursday evening unless they could prove a “bona fide relationship” to the country, the latest step in a historic fight over the Trump administration’s travel ban that is playing out in the courts.

Administration officials said those with visas as of 5 p.m. Thursday would be permitted, and they expected “business as usual” at airports across the country.

Still, civil rights attorneys who see the travel ban as a broad act of discrimination against Muslims returned in droves to San Francisco International Airport to ensure that immigrants would not be wrongfully barred entry, as they had been in January when the travel ban was first implemented before being halted.

Meanwhile, the administration — which called the ban vital to national security — clarified details of the order in an effort to comply with this week’s Supreme Court decision. The high court allowed the action to proceed in part but carved out the exception for people with “bona fide” relationships to people or entities in the United States.

Officials said applicants for future visas who are from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia must prove they are the parents, spouses, children, children-in-law, siblings, fiances or fiancees of a U.S. individual or have a formal tie with an entity, like a university, in the country. Continue reading this article

House Immigration Enforcement Bills Shine an Overdue Light on Illegal Alien Criminals

It was good to see crime victims of illegal aliens get a kind of validation on Thursday when the House of Representatives debated and passed Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.

A number of the crime victim families were in Washington for the occasion of the vote, as well as meeting with President Trump. On Tuesday, several inaugurated a new activist group, the Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC)

One of those present was Mary Ann Mendoza, who lost her son, Mesa Arizona Police Sergeant Brandon Mendoza (pictured below) when he was killed in a head-on collision by an illegal alien driving the wrong way on a freeway. The killer, Raul Silva-Corona, had a blood-alcohol level of .24 percent and had not been deported after earlier crimes of burglary and assault. Mary Ann Mendoza’s anger at the preventable death prompted her to write a letter to President Obama in 2014.

Tucker Carlson, a long-time friend of immigration enforcement particularly against violent criminals, invited Mendoza for a discussion on Thursday about the government’s history of passivity toward illegal alien criminals who have been killing and otherwise harming American citizens for years.

TUCKER CARLSON: The House of Representatives today voted to pass Kate’s Law, a bill that if enacted would stiffen penalties for deported illegal aliens who reenter the United States as so many do. The house also passed a bill that would cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities. Mary Ann Mendoza is the mother of Sergeant Brandon Mendoza who was a police officer killed by a previously deported illegal alien: she joins us tonight. Mary Ann, thanks for coming on. Does this bill do what you want it to do?

MARY ANN MENDOZA: It’s a beginning, and absolutely more more light needs to be shed on this problem in our country, and I think more Americans need to be educated of what’s really happening behind the scenes: politicians lie, mainstream media does not give the correct statistics of what’s happening to American citizens in our country. Continue reading this article

Europe Invasion Update: Ships, Trips and Welfare

It’s summer now, and that means primo sailing season on the Mediterranean for Africans invading Europe to obtain a first-world lifestyle with lots of free stuff.

On its Wednesday front page, the Washington Post published a photo of a rescue ship near the Libyan coast.

The fleebags are getting thick around Italy, according to recent reports:

State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days,, June 27, 2017

Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.

On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.

Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.

The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it. . . .

Say, don’t the Italians have a Navy that could defend their country? Italy is perfectly shaped for naval protection from sea-borne invasions, but it seems to have pre-surrendered.

Meanwhile the employment prospects for the illegal aliens in Europe look poor generally. Perhaps Chancellor Angela Merkel thought she could bolster Germany’s sagging population growth and worker supply by inviting the muslim world. Did she think the Middle East was a hotbed of education and skills? If so, reality must be dawning by now about the new residents — perhaps.

The Express article below focuses on Syrians in Germany, but one estimate puts the Syrian percentage of migrants at less than 40 percent. And these days, the crowd of Africans headed to Europe is ticking upward — numbers are up 40 percent from 2016. We can assume that the Africans are less educated and skilled than Syrians, and most of them will be welfare cases far into the future.

Refugee reality: Germany admits 75% face long-term unemployment and life on benefits, Express (UK), June 23, 2017

THREE quarters of Germany’s refugees will be long-term unemployed and claiming benefits for years, it was admitted today.

Aydan Özoğuz, commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration, told the Financial Times that only a quarter to a third of the newcomers would enter the labour market over the next five years, and “for many others we will need up to 10”.

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree.

Statistics from the Federal Labour Agency show the employment rate among refugees stands at just 17 per cent.

It said 484,000 of the refugees are looking for work, up from 322,000 last July — an increase of 50 per cent.

Of those, 178,500 are officially unemployed, meaning they not only have no work but are not enrolled in any training programmes or language courses — up 27 per cent on last July. Continue reading this article

Video: How Many Jobs Will Robots Actually Take?

After a wacky sped-up history of artificial intelligence to the present time, the Axios report gets to the question many people are asking — will robots wipe out human employment, and if so, how soon?

This two-and-a-half minute video packs in a lot — importantly how large-scale automation affects people’s live and society as a whole. Larry Summers inquires, “People ask why there is a sense of estrangement, disillusionment, anger. Why is there an opioid epidemic? That is not unrelated to the absence of work.”

Chris Arnade (@Chris_arnade) is a traveling photographer who has been chronicling the American working class and the suffering from widespread job loss. The narrator says, “He asks everyone he meets — ‘What happened to your job?’ They all say automation. Not outsourcing, not the death of industry. Automation. The automation revolution has already begun. Real Americans are already losing jobs.”

The piece cites the PWC study about automation: “It said that 38 percent of U.S. jobs are at high risk by 2030. Yeah, 38 percent of jobs, 15 years, that’s crazy.”

Crazy is right. The only thing crazier is that nobody in Washington is talking about the automation future or that immigration continues on auto-pilot when the need for imported workers will be Zero very soon, like yesterday. Remember:

Automation Make Immigration Obsolete

Crime Victims of Illegal Aliens Are Noted by New York Times

It’s a pleasant surprise to see the New York Times publish a decent story about the crime victims of illegal aliens on Monday’s front page. True, there’s no photo of a murdered American or the bereaved family on page 1, but it does include a fine quote from Jamiel Shaw whose son was killed by an undeported illegal alien gangster. In response to candidate Trump’s characterizing Mexicans immigrants as rapists and criminals, Shaw wanted the media to know, “I would have said they were murderers.”

During Trump’s Republican Convention, several crime victim parents spoke about their loss. Sabine Durden is pictured speaking below.

In his convention acceptance speech, candidate Trump stated his concern for the victims of illegal immigration:

On Monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and Jamiel Shaw. They are just three brave representatives of many thousands. Of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more deeply than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our border.

These families have no special interests to represent them. There are no demonstrators to protest on their behalf. My opponent will never meet with them, or share in their pain. Instead, my opponent wants Sanctuary Cities. But where was sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was Sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel? Where was sanctuary for all the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered, and who have suffered so horribly?

Below, Jamiel Shaw, Mary Ann Mendoza and Sabine Durden are shown with their deceased children.

The whole point of having legal immigration is the screening to weed out criminals, psychokillers and enemies of America. Open borders crazies prefer to ignore the deadly blowback of their obsession.

Here’s the front-page snip of the Times article:

From Deep Grief, a Solid Bond With Trump on Border Policy, by Vivian Lee, New York Times, June 26, 2017

The families could reel off all the times they had called the media and written to Washington, but after all that trying, they had never heard anyone who mattered say anything like it: Most Mexican immigrants, Donald J. Trump declared in his first campaign speech, were “rapists” who were “bringing drugs, bringing crime” across the border.

Now he had come to meet them, the families of people killed by undocumented immigrants, and they wanted to tell him he was right.

One son had been struck by a truck, another shot just around the corner from home. Different causes of death, but the driver, the gunman, all the perpetrators were the same, the parents said: people who never should have been in the country in the first place.

Sitting alone with them at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in July 2015, the candidate distributed hugs as the families wept. When the campaign had called, most of them had been told only that they were going to meet with Mr. Trump. But then the group was ushered into the next room, where the campaign had invited reporters to a news conference.

It was a surprise, but no one seemed to mind. Several stepped up to endorse Mr. Trump. “He’s speaking for the dead,” said Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose teenage son was shot to death by a gang member in Los Angeles in 2008. “He’s speaking for my son.”

Mr. Shaw wanted the news media to know that Mr. Trump could have gone further when he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.

“I would have said they were murderers,” he said.

The full online article is here: For Grieving Parents, Trump Is ‘Speaking for the Dead’ on Immigration

Senate Hearing Examines Scourge of MS-13 Gang

News reports have been stacking up about big MS-13 arrests since America’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared the gang to be a top focus for the administration’s law enforcement. In mid-May, it was reported that a nationwide six-week sweep enabled ICE to round up 1378 gangsters, of whom 104 were MS-13 affiliated.

The bad news is that increased enforcement has not eliminated returnees. Breitbart noted (6/22), Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border. Apparently we need to build jails that are less comfy than the accommodations back in their El Salvador homeland.

MS-13 gangsters love the crime opportunities that America affords. like terrorizing communities on Long Island with murders of young people.

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 21 to explore the issue: “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat”. The entire hearing may be watched on C-SPAN.

Chairman Charles Grassley gave a tough opening statement, including a mention that President Obama knowingly admitted MS-13 gangsters into the country.

Grassley Statement on the MS-13 Gang Problem, Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration and Federal Efforts to End the Threat, June 21, 2017

The topic of today’s hearing involves the MS-13 crisis that’s growing and spreading in communities across our nation.

The atrocities of these criminals are not new. This group has existed since the 1980s, and has made a reputation for itself as a perpetrator of extreme—and often gruesome—violence. This organization has been dubbed the world’s “most dangerous gang,” and some say it could be a terrorist organization. But, you wouldn’t expect anything less from a group whose motto is “kill, rape, and control.”

Unfortunately, over the past two years, this terrifying motto has become a vicious reality for many communities across our nation. So far this year, the gang has been publicly linked to dozens of high-profile killings, rapes, and assaults across the country, from the Washington D.C. metro area to Houston, Texas. Undoubtedly, there are many more that simply haven’t been reported.

Let me give the Committee just a few examples of this group’s absolute brutality and inhumanity.

• MS-13 has been responsible for nearly 20 murders on Long Island since 2010, with victims including high-school age children as young as 16. The group is also considered responsible for an additional 32 violent acts, including 8 attempted murders.

• In January, two gang members, both of whom are unauthorized immigrants, lured a 22 year old man from New Jersey to Maryland with the promise of sex, where they butchered him and left him in the woods near Gaithersburg, MD to rot.

• In March, two MS-13 members were charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting three teenage girls for several weeks, and eventually murdering one of them in what has been described as a “satanic ritual.”

• In March and April, a string of MS-13 murders occurred across southern Virginia, with perhaps the most graphic being the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Wood. According to reports. Wood’s body was found face down in the road, and the MS-13 suspects had cut his hands and throat before stabbing him over 16 times.

While these examples are horrifying, they are far from isolated. According to the Department of Justice, MS-13 regularly conducts gang activity in at least forty states and the District of Columbia, and their violence touches nearly every major community in America. Continue reading this article

Europe’s History of Islamic Jihad Should Be a Warning to America

Dale Hurd has been cautioning Americans about Islam for years from his travels in Europe, but his latest is more pointed and urgent than before. Perhaps he is disappointed by liberal judges blocking President Trump’s temporary time-out from Muslim immigration from several countries with low or non-existent levels of government supervision.

When the Brussels Airport was bombed in March 2016 by jihadists, 32 were killed there and at two other bombing sites in the area.

Liberals will do anything to seize power, including the destruction of its treasured narrative of being the protectors of women and gays. Even moderate Muslim immigration endangers both those groups substantially. Streets are no longer safe for women in many European countries, but you see no protests from left activists on the subject — no, there are too busy demanding more Muslims to sharia-ize the continent.

Hurd points out the joining of the left antifa thugs with Islam. Apparently the hoody boyz think the Muslim monsters will be fine partners in taking over society. But antifas shouldn’t count on it because Muslims don’t treat those outside the tribe as equals.

Is it too obvious to say America should end immigration entirely?

Muslims are suspect as the historic enemies of the west, and the automated future means imported workers are entirely unnecessary.

European Terror: A Preview of America’s Future?, By Dale Hurd, CBN News, June 23, 2017

PARIS and BERLIN — Muslim terror attacks across Europe have turned a once peaceful continent into a battleground. Could this be a preview of what’s ahead for America?

Former New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says European-style terror attacks are coming to the U.S.

Terror: It’s in the Quran. 

“There’s no doubt about that whatsoever. The fact is that everywhere that large numbers of Muslims settle, there is conflict,” Islam expert Robert Spencer told CBN News. 
Because, Spencer says, the violence flows from the Quran.

“The Quran says ‘when you meet the unbeliever strike the neck.’ So, the Islamic state does these beheading videos and the world was horrified, but its right in the Quran,” he said.

“The fact that something is in the Quran does not mean all Muslims are going to do it, but it does mean that some are. There’s no doubt this will happen in the United States, once Muslims are here in sufficient numbers,” Spencer adds.

And with it comes political enforcement by the Left, targeting those who oppose uncontrolled Muslim immigration, either with a racist label, protests, or even violence.

Americans are used to other nations following them, but when it comes to Muslim immigration as well as the attendant political correctness and speech oppression, Europe’s reality could be America’s future. Continue reading this article

Robot-Run Factory Specializes in 3-D Custom Printing

Behold: the future of manufacturing is within view! The good news is that it will occur mostly in the United States (and other areas of tech expertise); the bad news is very few human workers will be needed.

Below, a robotic arm tends a cluster of nine 3-D printers in the automated factory.

Yoo hoo, government and captains of industry! No workers means no paychecks and no shoppers. The economy doesn’t work without human people purchasing goods and services. Hasn’t anyone thought about this outcome fail?

And experts prognosticate that the job loss has only begun. Oxford researchers forecast in 2013 that nearly half of American jobs were vulnerable to machine or software replacement within 20 years. Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi believes that in 30 years humans will become largely obsolete, and world joblessness will reach 50 percent. The Gartner tech advising company believes that one-third of jobs will be done by machines by 2025. Forrester Research Inc. has a more optimistic view, that there will be a net job loss of 7 percent by 2025 from automation.

And with jobs disappearing ever more rapidly as they fall to robot replacements, it makes no sense to continue immigration as if nothing in the workplace has changed. Not that America needs the current gaggle of 1.5 million low-skilled and unfriendly foreigners in any case. The correct number of immigrant workers in the automated future is Zero.

Today’s example of the brave new jobless world is a nearly worker-free factory. As noted, such places will require some humans, but only those with certain tech skills. Average workers will be out of luck.

This start-up is using robots and 3-D printers to staff a factory with almost no humans, CNBC, June 22, 2017

• Voodoo Manufacturing has a factory in Brooklyn consisting of 160 3-D printers.

• It raised $5 million from General Catalyst to add robots to the factory, and hopes to eliminate most human laborers.

• Clients include Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Mattel, Lowe’s and Yoplait.

Self-driving cars have captivated the world. Now, a Brooklyn-based start-up called Voodoo Manufacturing wants to bring the same autonomy and safety to manufacturing, with a factory that makes 3-D prints of any imaginable design, staffed almost entirely by robots.

Customers upload a design file to Voodoo’s site. The start-up then manufactures their desired items in batches from one to 10,000 units per order. Voodoo’s factory runs 160 different 3-D printers today, rather than using injection molding machines you’d find in a conventional factory.

Most recently, Voodoo began developing robots to run the 3-D printers with little to no human oversight, said CEO and co-founder Max Friefeld.

The robots, which Voodoo assembles from available sensors, arms, grippers and other components, can take a plate out of a printer, put a new one in, then restart it to begin the next job.

These tasks used to be done by people.

The company’s proprietary software controls the way the robots work in conjunction with the printers, and keeps orders running on time.

“At a high level, our goal is to automate the machine-tending portion of our factory, and get to 80 percent utilization of all the hardware here,” Friefeld said. “With a really lean team, we could operate around the clock, with maybe one person working the night shift.” Continue reading this article

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