One out of about every twelve newborns in the United States is an anchor baby, or the U.S.-born child of illegal migrants, according to a Pew Research Center study.

This means that one anchor baby is delivered every 93 seconds, based on the 2008 censusdata analyzed by the Pew.

The huge number of foreign children born on U.S. soil– roughly 340,000 per year— is also an economic imposition on Americans, who pay taxes to help raise, feed, and educate those children of illegal migrants.

Eventually, those 340,000 U.S.-born foreign children can join the U.S. workforce and compete for wages against the roughly four million children of U.S. parents that enter the slow-growing U.S. economy each year.

Only 28 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that children born to illegal migrants in this country should automatically be American citizens, according to a 2011 Rasmussen Reports survey. In fact, the proposal is so unpopular that even Jeb Bush, who favors large-scale immigration, has criticized pregnant foreigners who grab citizenship for their kids by flying into the country posing as tourists. Bush described the practice as “fraud,” and asserted that, “Frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country — having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship”

The growing industry of “birth tourism” is so large that even California’s government recently cracked down on the illegal — but rarely suppressed— trade.

The federal government currently grants automatic citizenship to all U.S.-born children of illegal migrants based upon what experts say is a flawed interpretation of the 14th amendment. This interpretation is backed by progressive political advocates and wealthy business interests, and it allows a pregnant foreigner to win citizenship — and myriad financial benefits — even when laws, legislators and voters oppose her entry into the nation.

The rewards to the mother and father are huge. The mother, for example, can collect federal welfare on behalf of the child, and the adult child – as a U.S. citizen – will eventually be able to win a green card for his or her parents, despite their prior illegal entry into the United States.

As National Review writes:

71 percent of illegal-alien headed households with children received some sort of welfare in 2009, compared with 39 percent of native-headed houses with children. Illegal immigrants generally access welfare programs through their U.S.-born children, to whom government assistance is guaranteed. Additionally, U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are entitled to American public schools, health care, and more, even though illegal-alien households rarely pay taxes.

The cost of K-12 public school alone for a U.S.-born child of illegal migrants is, at a minimum, around $160,000 (using the average cost $12,300 per pupil per year). Additionally, under universities’ system of racial preferences, anchor babies will get bonus SAT and GPA points when they apply to college. Many corporations will continue this benefits program when considering their job applications as well.

Both Senator

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 71%

and CongressmanRep. Steve King (R-IA) 77%

have introduced bills that would correct this misapplication of the 14th amendment by ensuring citizenship is only granted to a child that has at least one parent who is either a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident. Presidential candidate Donald Trump has also issued a plan that would restrict this appropriation of U.S. citizenship.But the presidential candidates favored by wealthy donors,

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80%

and Jeb Bush, have both argued that the United States should continue this controversial application of the 14th amendment that allows foreign migrants to appropriate U.S. citizenship for their children.Marco Rubio co-authored the Senate Gang of Eight bill, which won the endorsement of La Raza and would substantially increase family chain migration.

When asked by CNBC why he defends this unpopular application of the 14th amendment, Rubio explained that he supports it because U.S.-born foreign children “are people”:

“Those are human beings and ultimately they are people, we’re not just statistics, they’re humans with stories,” Rubio said.

Birth tourism: 71% of illegals with kids collect welfare…



Peter and Ellie Yang,” the subjects of Benjamin Carlson’s fascinating new Rolling Stone essay, “Welcome to Maternity Hotel California,” paid $35,000 to have their second child in the United States. In 2012 Chinese state media reported 10,000 “tourist births” by Chinese couples in the United States; other estimates skew as high as 60,000. Following Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship, and renewed attention on “anchor babies,” Carlson’s exposé on “birth tourism” seems to confirm that the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment works as a magnet for at least some parents across the globe. But just how big a magnet is it? According to Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) legal policy analyst Jon Feere, who testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security in April, between 350,000 and 400,000 children are born annually to an illegal-alien mother residing in the United States — as many as one in ten births nationwide. As of 2010, four out of five children of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. were born here — some 4 million kids. Reporting that finding, the Pew Research Center noted that, while illegal immigrants make up about 4 percent of the adult population, “because they have high birthrates, their children make up a much larger share of both the newborn population (8 percent) and the child population (7 percent) in this country.” The cost of this is not negligible. Inflation-adjusted figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected that a child born in 2013 would cost his parents $304,480 from birth to his eighteenth birthday. Given that illegal-alien households are normally low-income households (three out of five illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children live at or near the poverty line), one would expect that a significant portion of that cost will fall on the government. And that’s exactly what‘s happening. According to CIS, 71 percent of illegal-alien headed households with children received some sort of welfare in 2009, compared with 39 percent of native-headed houses with children. Illegal immigrants generally access welfare programs through their U.S.-born children, to whom government assistance is guaranteed. Additionally, U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are entitled to American public schools, health care, and more, even though illegal-alien households rarely pay taxes. RELATED: Trump’s Critics Are Wrong about the 14th Amendment and Birthright Citizenship The short-term cost of “anchor babies” was revealed a decade ago in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. “‘Anchor babies’ born to illegal aliens instantly qualify as citizens for welfare benefits and have caused enormous rises in Medicaid costs and stipends under Supplemental Security Income and Disability Income,” wrote medical attorney Madeleine Pelner Cosman. She noted the increasingly costly situation in California: In 2003 in Stockton, California, 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born in San Joaquin General Hospital’s maternity ward were anchor babies, and 45 percent of Stockton children under age six are Latino (up from 30 percent in 1993). In 1994, 74,987 anchor babies in California hospital maternity units cost $215 million and constituted 36 percent of all Medi-Cal [California’s Medicaid program] births. Now [2005] they account for substantially more than half. While perhaps humane, measures such as the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, which requires hospital emergency departments to treat all patients with an “emergency” (an infinitely malleable term), regardless of documentation or ability to pay, have facilitated the abuse of American health care by illegal aliens, according to Cosman. RELATED: What Conservatives Get Wrong about Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution There are long-term costs, too. U.S.-born children of illegal aliens can sponsor the immigration of family members once they come of age. At 18, an “anchor baby” can sponsor an overseas spouse and unmarried children of his own; at 21, he can sponsor parents and siblings. There may be a long waiting period before that legal benefit is of use. But it’s a fact that illegal aliens with American-born children are much less likely to be deported, and that policy has been effectively enshrined in law with President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) policy, which would effectively grant amnesty to some 5 million illegal aliens, on top of the 2 to 3 million granted amnesty under his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. (DAPA is currently under scrutiny in the courts.) GET FREE EXCLUSIVE NR CONTENT It is difficult to contend that the promise of birthright citizenship is not serving as a magnet. Carlson’s Rolling Stone essay is not about “anchor babies,” as the term is commonly applied (to children of illegal aliens), but about “birth tourists” — persons from overseas, typically of some means, who acquire temporary visas in order to give birth in the United States. Yet if middle-class Chinese (and Russian and Turkish and Nigerian) couples are incentivized by the 14th Amendment to travel to the U.S. to give birth, shouldn’t it be an even bigger draw for expecting mothers from Latin America, who typically live in much more difficult circumstances? Note, as an indicator of the power of immigration incentives, the massive influx of unaccompanied minors that converged on the U.S.–Mexico border last summer when news of DACA spread through Central America. Ending birth tourism is difficult. The tools available to Customs and Border Patrol — for example, spotting and enforcing visa fraud — are ineffective, and the penalty for at least some visa-related offenses is a prohibition on visits after the current visit. MORE IMMIGRATION DID FACEBOOK INTENTIONALLY BLOCK POSTS FROM CONSERVATIVE IMMIGRATION THINK TANK? WORK IN BIGTECH FOR HIRE: AMERICANS NEED NOT APPLY ON IMMIGRATION, SANTORUM ADDS SUBSTANCE But “anchor babies” are a largely preventable phenomenon, mainly by simply enforcing current immigration laws. Stopping illegal immigration at the border, and instituting an actually effective visa-tracking system to crack down on overstays, would do much to discourage efforts to take advantage of American largesse. With The Donald’s prompting, birthright citizenship has become the focus of the current news cycle — despite the fact that, given current political realities, the composition of the Supreme Court, and the history of 14th Amendment jurisprudence, ending the practice is a fanciful aim. But that is all right. “Anchor babies” are a small, though not negligible, component of our ongoing illegal-immigration crisis. And prioritizing border and visa enforcement to help end our much larger problems will do much to resolve this one, too.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/422921/birthright-citizenship-economic-costs-incentives

WASH POST: Trump calls for unprecedented crackdown on illegals… ‘Would wreck havoc on society’…

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Donald Trump, who unveiled his immigration platform over the weekend, says America’s illegal immigrants “have to go.” Although the large majority of Americans don’t agree, Mr. Trump is appealing to a more sympathetic audience: the most conservative slice of the Republican primary electorate.

So let’s take Mr. Trump’s plan at face value and examine the impact of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.

A useful case study is California, whose economy accounts for about13 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and whose 2.6 million undocumented workers include almost a tenth of the state’s workforce.

For starters, the state’s farms and orchards, where a third to a half of agricultural workers are undocumented, would be crippled. So would their output, comprising more than half the fruits and vegetables consumed in this country. The labor market in construction, where about 14 percent of workers are undocumented, would be severely disrupted. Ditto for hospitality, child care and landscaping.

Mr. Trump says he would keep families together if they include legal and illegal immigrants, but they’d all “have to go.” Does that include the 13 percent of California’s K-12 students who have at least one undocumented parent? How about the U.S.-born children of nearly 4 million unauthorized immigrants nationwide, most of whom have been in the United States for well over a decade?

As a quick fix for unemployment, Mr. Trump’s plan is also a non-starter. Theshare of the labor force occupied by illegal immigrants in California, Nevada, Texas and New Jersey is much greater than the jobless rate in each of those states. Even if every unemployed American in those states took an undocumented worker’s job — wildly unlikely, given that most Americans are unwilling to do the dirty jobs filled by many immigrants — it would still leave hundreds of thousands jobs unfilled.

Despite his nativist rhetoric, Mr. Trump may grasp the staggering economic and social havoc that mass deportation would wreak. Hence his offhand comment, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that he’d “bring them back rapidly, the good ones.”

According to the Migration Policy Institute, about 87 percent of the United States’ undocumented immigrants — some 10 million people — have no serious criminal record. If those turn out to qualify as Mr. Trump’s “good ones,” what purpose would be served by deporting them only to “bring them back rapidly”?

What Mr. Trump proposes is nothing less than manufacturing a humanitarian upheaval on a scale rivaling the refugee crisis in Syria. Notwithstanding his cavalier rhetoric, there’s no evidence Americans would tolerate such a mass uprooting of people who have planted deep roots in this nation.

The truth is that Mr. Trump is waging oratorical warfare on a problem whose dimensions have been shrinking for years. The undocumented population declined by nearly a million since it peaked at 12.2 million in 2007. Demographic shifts in Mexico, including a falling birth rate and better educational attainment, are dampening the impetus to leave.

By imposing higher tariffs on Mexican goods, impounding remittances sent by undocumented Mexicans to their families and canceling visas for Mexican businessmen — measures he has threatened as retaliation for Mexico’s supposed complicity in “sending” poor immigrants northward — Mr. Trump would set back Mexico’s economy. The ironic result could be to reignite illegal immigration.

QUALCOMM lays off locals after applying for ‘thousands’ of foreign workers…



As Qualcomm readies to cut thousands from its global workforce, what kind of job market will displaced employees find in San Diego if they want to stay here?

The answer is not as clear as you might expect.

Some experts say the job market is healthy. The countywide unemployment rate is just 5 percent. Local employers have added 38,500 jobs so far this year. Qualcomm lures top-tier engineers to San Diego from around the globe. There’s plenty of demand from the region’s defense, medical device and software outfits for technology talent with a Qualcomm pedigree, say experts.

“If you have to lose a job, this is probably one of the best times for it to happen,” said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University. “In technology, engineers are in demand, and they can find jobs in San Diego.”

Other experts. however, say the region’s telecommunications and semiconductor sectors are not what they used to be in terms of employment.

Cricket parent Leap Wireless was sold to AT&T and downsized. Nokia has shrunk its footprint locally after being purchased by Microsoft, shedding 129 workers in July alone. Over in Orange County, Broadcom — where skills of Qualcomm employees might best translate — is in the throes of being purchased by Avago Technologies, a Singapore-based serial acquirer that aims to wring $750 million in annual cost savings out of the deal.

San Diego’s semiconductor/electronic components manufacturing jobs declined from 7,700 workers to 5,200 jobs over the past decade, based on data from the Employment Development Department. Telecommunications employment fell from 15,200 to 8,400 over the same period.

Finding work in technology industries that are hot today in San Diego — predictive analytics, data mining, cyber security, medical devices — may require retraining for workers with expertise in semiconductor design and radio frequency engineering, said experts.

“I think it’s the nature of the modern world that what’s happening at Qualcomm is just going to happen over and over again,” said Mary Walshok, dean of UC San Diego Extension. “So people need to have fundamental skills. But they also need to add to those skills with what we call niche skills. That will allow them to work in a new niche.”


Qualcomm has not released details of its head count reduction. The company employs about 15,000 full time and temporary employees in San Diego County.

Qualcomm Strategic Realignment

Here are some key targets in the plan.

•15 percent reduction in full-time head count in Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, its mobile semiconductor business. A similar 15 percent reduction is slated companywide, including full-time, part-time and temporary workers.

•Streamline engineering organization

•Significantly reduce temporary workforce

•Increase the mix of resources in lower-cost regions and reduce locations

•Invest in most differentiated technology areas

•Reduction in investments outside of core businesses of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and Qualcomm Technology Licensing.

In an interview, Qualcomm President Derek Aberle characterized the cost cuts as a reboot for Qualcomm after five years of rapid growth.

“We’ve essentially almost doubled the size of the company,” he said. “So I think through a combination of looking at how we were structured when we were half the size versus where we are today — and looking at where the industry itself is — we felt that we were in a position to restructure in a way to take out costs without losing our leadership position.”

Qualcomm has been stung by slower growth in the smartphone market, the loss of a key chip in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone and rising competition from MediaTek, Intel and others.

Aberle said the restructuring will put the company on a stronger foundation — not only in the maturing smartphone market but also in new business areas such as connected cars, the data center, the Internet of Things and connected medical devices.

“There are very few companies that are as strongly positioned as Qualcomm in the tech industry generally,” he said. “We’re not sitting over here spooked. We actually are very excited.”

Foreign workers

There is a political undercurrent to Qualcomm’s pending workforce cuts. The company has supported immigration reform for highly skilled workers — saying it can’t find enough qualified Americans to meet its needs. Qualcomm has applied for thousands of H-1B temporary work visas for foreign workers over the years, and has received hundreds of approvals.

The company argues that half of U.S. university bachelor’s degree graduates in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are not U.S. citizens. If tech companies can’t hire these U.S.-educated foreign graduates to work in this country, the firms will be forced to move their research and innovation centers offshore where they can hire the talent they need.

Qualcomm Employment

Total global head count at end of the company’s fiscal year, including full-time, part-time and temporary workers.

Sept. 2014 31,300

Sept. 2013 31,000

Sept. 2012 26,600

Sept. 2011 21,200*

Sept. 2010 17,500

Sept. 2009 16,100

*Acquired Atheros Communications in 2011, adding roughly 2,000 workers.

But during layoffs, these claims of a shortage of American tech workers come under scrutiny.

Southern California Edison and others have taken political heat for laying off American tech workers and replacing them with H-1B workers from outsource information technology providers.

Microsoft was criticized in Congress for calling for more H-1B visas as it was cutting 7,800 jobs.

“Typically, companies hold onto their H-1B workers well after they have let huge numbers of their American workers go,” said Russell Harrison, director of government relations for IEEE USA, a technology industry trade group. “The companies will say, ‘They’re not in the same division. They are not the same type of worker.’ In some cases that is true and in some cases it isn’t.”

Harrison argues H1-B visa rules make it difficult for foreign workers at U.S. companies to change jobs. They tend to be “systemically underpaid” compared with American workers, he said, and if they are laid off, they are supposed to leave the country without recourse.

H-1B Visas

Qualcomm H-1B Visa approvals

2014: 461*

2013: 909

2012: 666

2011: 312

2010: 287

2009: 293

  • 2014 data runs from Oct. 2013 to Dec. 2014

Source: Computerworld and Howard University Professor Ron Hira via data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“There are a lot of financial and business reasons why (companies) would want an H-1B worker over an American,” he said. “The policy question for American society is are workers being treated fairly? What IEEE USA insists is that American workers should not be discriminated against.”

Aberle said Qualcomm and other tech companies are dealing with the pool of workers that’s available. Though the company tries to move existing employees to different jobs within the company when possible, it still needs to hire the best talent for the position, he said.

Companies in need

In San Diego, technology experts say data science, software and networking, biomedical engineering, genomics, wearables and cybersecurity are industries hungry for top talent.

The local chapter of IEEE, local universities, UCSD Extension and other groups have support services or training programs in many of these fields.

“I think a lot of folks at Qualcomm, with a little bit of retraining or retooling, will be able to find their footing quite well in other parts of the innovation economy,” said Mark Cafferty, chief executive of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

San Diego has more than 8,000 companies employing 120,000 workers in fields related to software, engineering, scientific research, electronics manufacturing and other technology occupations where laid-off Qualcomm workers might land, according to data complied by the EDC.

Local technology companies continue to say it’s a struggle to find the right kind of tech talent, said Cafferty. Qualcomm is working with the EDC to assist employees affected by upcoming layoffs. EDC will serve as a conduit to connect technology companies in San Diego with impacted Qualcomm employees, according to the company.

“I think a lot of (tech firms) look at Qualcomm and immediately say, the quality of somebody coming out of there is going to be quite high,” said Cafferty. “So if they can get their hands on some of those people and provide a little bit of training, they are probably a lot better off than bringing somebody in who has no experience.”

Illegal Alien Murders A Man In Maryland. Guess What A Local Reporter Called Him?



Am I surprised that a criminal broke the law again? Nope. Am I surprised at how the media actually reported the story? Oh yeah. Which is what makes this so noteworthy (sad that it’s the case, but that’s the world we live in).

According to this, an illegal immigrant named Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Gaona was arrested in Germantown, Maryland, and charged with the murder of William Palacios. Rodriguez-Gaona was denied bail because –

The judge decided Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Gaona is a flight risk because he is believed to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico.

You mean that illegal immigrants should be under greater scrutiny from the law, rather than coddled by the government and allowed to run wild because of some fluffy liberal crap about DREAMers? OH MY GOSH, someone figured it out finally!

San Francisco could take a cue or ten from Montgomery County, Maryland (dude shoulda gone to California. They’d have made him a city councilman).


Wait, wait, wait – so you’re saying that this guy is an ILLEGAL ALIEN? Dude – I thought we weren’t suppoed to call these people “illegal.” Remember, there was a Twitter-bot chastising people for using the term because white liberals FEEEEEEL bad for being white and we need to make lawbreakers feel welcome to America because America’s such a racist and hatey-hate country full of white people who are so mean that Mexicans are flocking here in droves for all the freedom and welfare we offer (which, those two things together make no sense, but – liberalism).

So, the media actually got one right. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.



Health officials will close a campground at Yosemite National Park and spray for fleas after a park visitor contracted the plague


About a week ago, officials said a child fell ill with the plague at Yosemite National Park. Now a popular campground there will be closed after several squirrels were killed by the disease.

The plague-infected squirrels were found in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, about 40 miles west of Crane Flat Campground, where the child was camping with family.

In an “extremely precautionary public health measure,” park officials will apply flea insecticide to rodent burrows. As a result they are closing the campground from noon Monday to noon Friday, Aug. 21.

The infectious disease is carried by squirrels, chipmunks and other rodents via fleas. When an infected rodent becomes sick and dies, its fleas can carry the disease to other animals and humans.

The child, who lives in Los Angeles County, has recovered.

The child contracted the disease in mid-July during a family trip to Stanislaus National Forest and the campground at Yosemite.

The Crane Flat Campground reopened Friday after it was closed for four nights for flea treatments, according to the California Department of Public Health.

“Although the presence of plague has been confirmed at Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds, the risk to human health remains low,” the health department said.

An environmental evaluation in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and surrounding area prompted the closures, the health department said.

In 2014, evidence of plague was detected in animals in El Dorado, Mariposa, Modoc, Plumas, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Sierra counties. Animal infected with the disease usually are found in the foothills, mountains and sometimes along the coast of California.

In California, there have been 42 human cases of plague since 1970. Nine were fatal.

Symptoms of the plague include high fever, chills, nausea, weakness and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin.