No distinction between native-born Americans and future migrants
White House Correspondent
The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society.
“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland.
Americans should not favor other Americans over foreigners, Obama demanded. “Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently… that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration,” he said in the face of many polls showing rising opposition to his immigration agenda.
Obama denied any moral or practical distinction between native-born Americans and future migrants. “Whether we cross the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we all shared one thing, and that’s the hope that America would be the place where we could believe as we choose… and that the law would be enforced equally for everybody, regardless of what you look like or what your last name was,” said the president.
“That’s the ideal that binds us all together. That’s what’s at stake when we have conversations about immigration,” he declared.
Obama did indicate his approval for some measures to exclude illegal immigrants, even as he works to amnesty 12 million illegals stage-by-stage. His current amnesty “doesn’t apply to anyone who has come to this country recently, or might come illegally in the future, because borders do mean something,” he said.
In Japan, however, where the government allows little immigration, “they don’t have problems with certain folks being discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese,” Obama admitted.
Currently, one million immigrants are accepted each year. That inflow brings in roughly one immigrant for every four Americans who turn 18 each year, even though wages and the number of native-born Americans with jobs have both flatlined since 2000 amid increasing competition from migrants, stalled productivity, accelerating technology and changing trade patterns.
Obama’s speech was a defense of his Nov. 21 unilateral effort to roll back enforcement of immigration law.
That action freezes the enforcement of immigration law against 12 million illegals now in the country and also against every new migrant who makes it over the border. The edict also awards work-permits to roughly four million illegal immigrants, and puts them on a fast-track to citizenship. It also sharply increases the annual inflow of 650,000 guest workers for blue-collar and white-collar jobs sought by Americans. Obama’s speech did not mention the unpopular work permits or the fast-track to citizenship.
Numerous polls show Americans want to reduce or stabilize immigration, and also oppose Obama’s immigration policies by a factor of two-to-one, three-to-one or even four-to-one. On Nov. 4, 66 percent of Oregon’s voters —- including many Democratic voters — struck down a law granting drivers’ license to illegals.
In his Nov. 25 speech, Obama downplayed the existence and interests of native-born Americans as he championed the arrival of many non-English speaking students in Chicago schools. “Chicago has always been a city of immigrants, and that’s still true,” he declared, while adding that “you go to the public schools around here and you got 50, 60, 70 different languages being spoken.”
In fact, Chicago and the United States is overwhelmingly populated by native-born Americans who work, live and learn best in stable neighborhoods and classrooms. Nationwide, five out of six people in the U.S are are native-born.
More immigration “means more jobs, more growth for everybody,” Obama claimed.
But more jobs doesn’t mean more wages for Americans. Since 2000, median wages have stalled and the number of native-born Americans with jobs has remained flat amid the annual arrival of roughly one million legal immigrants, 650,000 guest workers and millions of illegals.
The award of work permits to four million illegals will provide more revenues for government, Obama said. But he ignored the likely $2 trillion cost of providing U.S. welfare and social services to the migrants, who average a 10th grade education.
The migrants “will boost wages for American-born workers,” he said, without mentioning that his aides estimated the increase to be worth only $170 per year for each working American, 10 years after his planned amnesty. That estimate is based on many assumptions, including claims that migrant workers will not usually compete against Americans for better jobs, and that the migrants will earn more money because of government intervention.
His forecast of a $170 per year gain claim also ignores evidence that more immigrant workers can swamp the labor market and drive down wages for Americans. That labor-supply reality is accepted by his top economic adviser.
But Obama was far more passionate when making his ideological argument for mass immigration.
Deportations of illegals who have children in the United States “breaks up families… it is heartbreaking, it is not right,” he said. “We’re not a nation that kicks out strivers… we find ways to welcome people, fellow human beings, children of God, into he fold, and harness their talents.”
The Statue of Liberty doesn’t have its back to the world, he said, trying to portray the monument as a colossal invitation to migrants. In fact, the statue was designed as a “Light to the World” that would show foreigners how Americans use their constitution and liberty to govern themselves without kings or emperors.
The many immigrants who arrive have to be treated equally under the law, Obama said, segueing into his progressive agenda.
“Sometimes that’s hard to do, and it is worthwhile, it is worth doing,” he said.
Obama’s praise for mass immigration reflects his long-standing belief that migrants can join with Africans-Americans, under the guidance of the progressives who run the Democratic Party, to win political power and wealth from Americans.
“In my mind, at least, the fates of black and brown were to be perpetually intertwined, the cornerstone of a coalition that could help America live up to its promise,” he wrote in his 2006 book, “The Audacity of Hope.”
That hope, however, was frustrated by economic competition between Americans and migrants, he wrote.
“The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole…. [but] it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
The truth about Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson & Ferguson
by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Both the facts in the Michael Brown shooting and the reality of black on black violence have been covered-up by the media & the political establishment in an attempt to contrive race riots, stoke division and discredit genuine opposition to police brutality.
A taxpayer-funded university in New Jersey has spent $219,000 on a custom conference table that was built in China. Now, state lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation of Kean University and the no-bid contract that allowed administrators to pay so much for a table. This ‘amazing table’ could cost upwards of $270,000…and the college president is incredulously defending this exorbitant spending:
The president of Kean, which charges more than $44,000 for a four-year degree, has incredibly hit back at critics.’It is small-minded to focus on the university buying a $200,000 table,’ Dawood Farahi told the Bergen County Record. Why not? Why not?’
Farahi earns nearly $300,00 a year as the head of Kean and took home a $200,000 bonus last year.The university has already spent $219,000 and has earmarked up to $51,000 more by the time of the 22-foot circular table is finished. The Record points out that $270,000 – the amount budgeted for the table – could buy a small house in working-class Union township, where Kean is located.
‘Whether or not this is legal, it’s certainly not ethical and it’s a waste of taxpayer money,’ New Jersey State Assemblyman Joe Cryan said in a statement.
‘The time to reform higher education in New Jersey is long past. I don’t need a study to know a university shouldn’t be spending up to $219,000 for a conference table. I already know it’s wrong. So do the students and families struggling to afford a higher education.’
Cryan called on the state attorney general to review the waivers that Kean used to buy the table without putting out a bid. Kean told The Record that the table falls under the professional creative services category that doesn’t require bids.
The 22-foot circular table seats 23 people and is made of oak with cherry veneer. It features data ports, gooseneck microphones, an illuminated world map and a motorized, two-tiered glass turntable. There also is a power manager unit with an 8-channel power output independent socket to reduce and restrain surge impact, and a separate equipment cabinet to house the electronic equipment.
Farahi said the table would have cost $500,000 if made in the United States.
The university has just opened a satellite campus in China and was hoping to foster a better relationship by ordering the custom table, administrators say. There are 880 Chinese students at Kean’s campus in Wenzhou, which is being financed by the Chinese government. Farahi said it will operate an exchange program allowing New Jersey students to travel to China at little cost. Should taxpayer monies be used to fund this purchase? Should lawmakers be seeking criminal action on this no-bid purchase?
by Dean Garrison
It has been reported that cops kill about 500 innocent Americans per year. Yet most of those stories stay buried or, at best, see limited life in local media or the blogosphere. Only the select, as in selected by the media, stories become as big as the Michael Brown story. Certain stories simply transcend the perceived boredom of news headlines and become a part of pop culture.
Does the media intentionally stir up racial hatred? Is it part of their agenda?
Is it because blacks in Ferguson rioted and looted while whites in Salt Lake City have remained calm?
America needs to find answers because this racial divide is moronic. We are all “Americans” and not “African-Americans” or “Asian-Americans” or “Redneck-Americans” or anything else. We are Americans first and we need to remember that. It is OK to love and celebrate your heritage. It is not OK to let it consume who you are and carry hatred that will explode at a moment’s notice.
Ever heard of a kid named Dillon Taylor?
He was a white kid, 20 years old, who was killed by a black cop on August 11. This happened two days after Michael Brown was killed.
Dillon Taylor seems to be a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was leaving a 7-11 convenience store. Officers were in the area because there was a report of a man with a gun.
Taylor had headphones in and did not hear police when they asked him to lay down on the ground.
Taylor unfortunately reached into his pocket, for a cell phone, and that was the last thing he ever did. He had no gun. He did not rob any stores. He did not assault a police officer.
His “crime” was that he did not think and that non-crime cost him his life.
Officers were obviously in a heightened state of alert and a white kid with headphones happened to be killed by a black cop.
Do you think that was because of his race?
I don’t think it was and that’s my personal opinion, but…
Where are the riots in Salt Lake City?
Surely a lot of whites have to think that this was racially motivated. Right?
Wrong. I think most people (black and white) understand that it was probably not racially motivated. The frustration that falls over much of “white America” is that we are all thrown into one big pile of racists and if a white on black crime happens, the worst always gets assumed by a minority of people and is then pushed by the media, continually growing exponentially until out of control. That is when the real problems begin to happen.
That is also exactly where we are with the situation in Ferguson.
I live in a country where I am labeled a racist for not liking Obama’s policies. If I don’t like Obamacare I am a racist and even a white man will call me that, so long as he is a democrat.
When are people going to wake up and see that “the powers that be,” which include both media and government, want us to stay divided? They really don’t want me and a black man in Murrieta, California to agree on anything. That would eat away at the power that they only keep when we remain divided. We give them that power by our senseless bickering.
I think most of us could understand how the police might have felt that Dillon Taylor was reaching for a gun. I, for one, don’t think this had anything to do with race. I think it was about a cop who felt his life was in danger. So why is it so hard to believe that Darren Wilson could have thought the same thing?
Why is it that often times, when a white man, or any man who is not black in the case of George Zimmerman, kills a black man, it becomes a media circus?
We will get nowhere by avoiding the tough questions in the name of “political correctness.”
People need to stop thinking that the black man or the white man is their enemy and look at the real enemy that resides throughout the halls of capitol buildings all over this nation and in newsrooms in virtually every city.
America needs to do some soul searching and come together in spite of those who want us divided. A lot of us are waking up and that is what “the powers that be” fear. So what happens when they fear that we will come together?
They stir up more chaos just as they are doing in Ferguson and just as they did with Trayvon Martin.
Until Americans open their eyes and start to see the real enemy then this will continue.