#Today : MON 13 APR 2015
#Today : MON 13 APR 2015 : Immigration Reform is not amnesty – it is updating an inhumane – outdated immigration policy : #Today: 20 JAN 2015 – 13 APR 2015 #OurUSA #StateoftheUnion : USA President has given his State of the Union to Congress TUE 20 JAN 2015 : GOP has control of Congress: Do we have meaningful Comprehensive 21st Century Immigration Reform???? Consider that Immigration Reform will make all people in USA legal and will help our USA economy and make USA safer DO WE HAVE Immigration Reform TODAY? It is time to do the right thing and pass humane 21st Century Immigration Law!!! Are YOU going to VOTE in the 2016 Presidential election?????
In 2013, the Senate passed a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that would have strengthened our communities, our economy, and our country’s future. Representatives from both sides of the aisle have voiced their support for comprehensive immigration reform, and Americans across the country haven’t wavered. And yet, House Speaker John Boehner and House leadership refused to even bring the bill up for a vote.
That’s why President Obama is taking action where he can to help fix our broken immigration system, strengthen our economy, and protect our communities and families.
EFFECTS OF THE PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION ACTION
The President’s executive actions will give parents of American citizens or legal resident children who have lived in the U.S. for more than five years relief from deportation if they register with the government, undergo background checks, and pay taxes. It will also allow immigration enforcement officials to focus resources on deporting felons, not families.
These actions to help reform our immigration system will strengthen our country, grow our economy by up to $210 billion in ten years, and could shrink the federal deficit by up to $25 billion over the next decade.
But the President can only do so much on his own. Only Congress can finish the job and fix our broken immigration system in a permanent, meaningful way.
HOW WE KEEP FIGHTING FOR PROGRESS
OFA refuses to sit back and let comprehensive immigration reform be kept on Congress’s back burner. That’s why volunteers are turning up the heat—they’re calling on key members of Congress to pass a comprehensive solution.
Stephen Moore, a long-time libertarian crusader for mass immigration, accurately notes in a Washington Times op-ed that those who still can are getting out of high-tax redistributionist states. “Residents of high-tax states are voting with their feet,” he notes. What he fails to mention, however, is the reason for that phenomenon is that the growing number of people in those states who rely heavily on state redistributionist policies are voting…with their votes.
Moore and other libertarians, who detest nothing more than government wealth redistribution schemes, fail to grasp the fact that their open borders ideology is a mortal threat to their dream of smaller, less confiscatory government. In a democracy, people generally vote their economic interests and, as the number of people who depend on government services increases, they tend to elect people who tax those who have to provide for those who have not.
Immigration is a key factor, though certainly not the only factor, driving the growth of those who depend on government services and benefits for their survival. With the exception of Michigan, the states Moore highlights as having the highest levels of domestic out-migration – New York, California, Illinois and New Jersey – all have at least one thing in common: high concentrations of recent immigrants.
The three states receiving the greatest numbers of domestic migrants – Texas, Florida and North Carolina – are also experiencing large influxes of foreign migrants, but have yet to reach the political tipping point where the government- dependent have the voting clout to redistribute wealth through taxation. But it’s coming. Florida and North Carolina have turned purple in national elections and the wealth-redistributing, open borders folks on the left gleefully predict that it is only a matter of time until mass immigration changes the political landscape of Texas.
The taxpaying middle class is indeed voting with their feet. But Moore, and the libertarians at places like the Cato Institute, need to come to grips with the reality that if they get their way on immigration the middle class tax base will continue to shrink and there will be fewer and fewer places left for those who still earn enough to pay taxes to seek refuge.