Rand Paul Misstates Obama’s Record On Immigration in his recently released press release. Barack Obama currently favors building a combination of electronic and actual fence at the border to control illegal immigration. This is the exact policy that Barack Obama follows in regard to immigration. Rand Paul at the very least is distorting Obama’s record to make himself feel tougher on immigration.
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Ending the limits on high tech workers, by removing the quota on the number of H-1 B visas, would be an added benefit to the American economy and add needed high skilled workers to the American labor force. This is a good policy recommendation by Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies.
From George Phillies press release:
“In a high-tech world, America needs the best talent that money can buy,” said Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies. “A half century ago, during what was called the ‘brain drain,’ Europe’s best and brightest moved to America. This meant that our industries and universities benefited enormously from foreign excellence. Now more than ever, America should be open to highly skilled foreign visitors. The H1-B program brings people with extraordinary skills to America. They share those skills with Americans. Quotas barring potential H1-B entrants instead keep those skills abroad, putting American companies at a disadvantage compared with our foreign competitors. Some American companies are forced to open foreign branches, in order to employ the foreigners they cannot bring to America. We should end the H1-B quota system.”
“The H1-B program requires visa holders to return to their native lands within six years,” Phillies noted. “Every one of those people will have lived in America. They will have seen how our way of life brings us unparalleled levels of prosperity and freedom. When they return home, these people become overt agents for the most important Libertarian message: Freedom is the answer. Government of and by the people is the solution.”
“The H1-B program protects foreign workers. The sponsoring company is required to pay the cost of returning each worker to his or her home country, so American taxpayers are not handed a welfare bill for people stranded in America. The H1-B program is an enormous winner for the American people. Our largest industrial competitor already graduates ten times as many engineers as we do. By bringing the best of the best to America, we ensure that their talents benefit us.”
Social Security payments to illegal aliens is not even a real issue. If illegal aliens have worked to pay Social Security taxes, they deserve the benefits. In most cases illegal immigrants use fake identification, which leads to the federal government collecting surplus Social Security benefits.
One of the most despicable things the Republican party has done on the immigration issue is to try and succeed politically by relying on fear of Hispanics and it is a shame to see Ron Paul take this path.
Update February 27, 2008: Here is a video of former Republican Texas Congressman Dick Armey speaking on the overinflated fear of illegal immigration.
Julie Meyers, the head of the ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told a Senate committee recently , that the cost of deporting all 12 million illegal aliens would be at leats $94 billion Americans.
The expected cost of deporting illegal aliens of $94 billion did not include related court costs and the expensive cost of illegal aliens
Republican politicians have talked about securing the border but they may not be ready to make the financial equipment that is actually needed to secure the border. $94 billion is a lot of money. $94 billion is more than twice the cost of the Department of Homeland Security’s annual budget.
Federal prosecutors have been cracking down on illegal immigrant children entering the United States. The initial concern by the government is fear that the children will be either be drugged or could possibly be hurt when taken across the border. This has resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for the practice.
The actual result of this policy shift is that now a higher penalty for crossing through the main ports of entry with a child than taking the child across the border through the desert. A policy has been created that may result in the increased deaths of illegal alien children crossing the border, due to the dangerous conditions of the desert border crossing, in an effort to protect the lives of those very same children. I guess the U.S. government is serious about giving Mexican children the option of Liberty of Death but only with a partial liberty once they have entered into the United States considering that there parents could be deported for simply working at the wrong place at the wrong time.
When I was at CPAC on March 2nd I heard the voice of a crazy man coming speaking on the monitor droning on about immigration, somebody invading and “loss of sovereignty”. It was possible presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo. A point that Tancredo, and other immigration restrictionists like to make is that illegal immigrants are responsible for the increasing health costs in America. This is simply not true.
Illegal immigrants can not be blamed for creating an excessive burden on American health care. According to this month’s issue of Foreign Policy, “The FP notes that U.S.-born residents make up 86.9 percent of the population; legal immigrants 9.9 percent and illegals 3.2 percent. Their respective shares of healthcare spending are 91.5 percent, 7 percent and 1.5 percent.” This information comes from a RAND Institute study who are pretty non-partisan