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Mass legal and illegal immigration threaten our homeland security

Our homeland security is and has been at risk due to our porous borders, with Mexican drug cartels willing and able for a price to help terrorists illegally cross our southern border. Mexican cartels are already the largest traffickers of unlawful drugs into the USA to poison and cause addiction among America’s children. Our ports are also porous. We have not implemented the OBIM system to track short term visa holders and tourists to make sure they leave on time. Over one third of illegals are those who have overstayed their visas.

Currently we allow more than a million legal immigrants to the USA each year, a quantity which drives up our unemployment rate, social services and education costs, and does not serve our national interests nor our national security. We do insufficient background and security checks on legal immigrants. We know little to nothing about the real identity and true motives of illegal immigrants.

For a high percentage of refugees we cannot properly conduct background and security checks due to confusion within their native country. If refugees cannot be thoroughly vetted, they should not be allowed to enter the USA. First of all, as a CIS study has shown, it is twelve times more expensive to care for refugees moved to the USA than to care for refugees in safe areas within or near their native country. We cannot risk the safety of citizens if refugees cannot be thoroughly vetted, whether the politically correct or “drama” progressives like it or not.

Thanks to Governor Pat McCrory for asking the federal government to halt the flow of Syrian refugees into North Carolina. He is one of more than a majority of Governors across our nation to press this matter for our safety and protection.

Our prayers go to the families and relatives and friends of those murdered in France by radical Islamic terrorists. Hopefully citizens of the USA will wake up and realize that mass legal immigration and illegal immigration do not serve our national interests and threaten our homeland security.

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NC General Assembly should continue to be AGAINST HB 328 – do not give driving permits to illegals

NC House members should continue to NOT support and vote AGAINST House Bill 328 as written.

Why reward illegal immigrants in our State with a legal driving permit, and why help them legally drive to a job that belongs to a citizen?

The legal driving permit part of this bill AND language to prevent our State from giving ID info on illegals to federal enforcement officials obstructs federal law and is like giving an amnesty to illegal immigrants in North Carolina.

The last time our State gave legal driving privileges to illegal immigrants, illegal immigration increased by more than tenfold. It will be a disaster again. Most illegals are not hardened criminals, so they will move to North Carolina in large numbers for a driver’s permit, and the negative consequences to our citizens, state budget, and social services will be severe.

Section 8 of the Immigration and Nationality Act says aiding illegal aliens to remain in the USA is a criminal offense. Isn’t giving legal driving privileges to illegal aliens aiding them to remain in the USA and circumventing federal laws?

To fix the problem of people driving without a valid driver’s license, AAA said “we believe we would see a big difference if the penalties were more severe. North Carolina is one of the most lenient states……”

Giving driver’s permits to illegal aliens will NOT make our roads any safer. If illegals pay car insurance but don’t keep it long term, who is actually going to find them and take away their permit? I hope that program will have better enforcement than our current state program for catching unscrupulous businesses that cancel Worker’s Comp insurance.

Does anyone believe that voters in North Carolina want more illegal immigrants in our State and the North Carolina General Assembly to help illegal aliens legally drive to jobs that belong to unemployed citizens?

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Thanks to Gov Pat McCrory for signing HB 318 to stop sanctuary cities and tighten E-Verify.

Thanks to Governor Pat McCrory for signing HB 318 and a special thanks again goes to Rep Cleveland and Rep Millis in particular for their sponsorship and considerable effort. HB 318 will stop sanctuary cities in North Carolina, tighten somewhat our State E-Verify law, and deny official use of foreign consular documents. Sadly our State still has high real unemployment. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics U-6 measure of unemployment for North Carolina is 10%. The labor participation rate of people working between the ages of 16 and 65 in our State is at one of the lowest levels since the federal government began tracking the rate in 1976. Illegal immigration is hurting our unemployment rate.

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President Obama’s unlawful amnesty for illegal immigrants

Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,

It is hard to remember in American history when a sitting U.S. president has had such disdain for his own citizens, and such disregard for our Constitution.

President Obama is apparently in his mind entering the Imperial Presidency phase of his second term. It is shameful the President’s national priority is helping illegal immigrants remain in the USA in violation of our immigration laws and provide them work permits and Social Security numbers, while over 16 million citizens are either unemployed or are working part-time and want a full-time job but cannot find one. Unfortunately the American people are paying the price for Obama’s lack of real experience and poor judgment.

Contact your U.S. House member and let him or her know what you think of President Obama’s priorities and unconstitutional actions.

Regards,

Ron Woodard
Director
NC LISTEN
(919) 460-8156

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Illegal border surge – why it is happening and solutions

Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,

Immigration is not complicated in general but it can become complicated, confusing, and at times emotional. Our opponents to real immigration enforcement and reform play the emotional card on a routine basis because facts are not on their side. I have compiled more data and facts about the surge of illegal alien minors to our southern border. President Obama plans more end-runs around enforcing our immigration laws and may send illegal aliens and minors from the recent border surge to North Carolina…….

The problem began not because of political strife and fear in the primary sending countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala as promoted by the Obama Administration, but instead because of weak enforcement of our immigration laws, a loosening of asylum procedures pushed by the Obama administration within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and actual amnesties (i.e. DACA, etc) implemented unconstitutionally by President Obama and his ink pen. Honduran President Juan Hernandez recently said, “border crossers believe they can get amnesty……..and Obama administration rhetoric provides this belief”.

Below is testimony from the U.S. House Judiciary committee on this matter:

A May 28, 2014, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Intelligence Report tells a story that is strikingly different than the claimed humanitarian crisis the Administration paints as responsible for the surge. The report summarized interviews conducted with hundreds of apprehended Central Americans minors and quite frankly paints a very different picture of the situation.

According to the report, when these individuals were asked why they made the journey to the United States, approximately 95% indicated that the main reason was to take advantage of the “new” U.S. “law” that grants a “free pass” or permit (referred to as “permisos”) being issued by the U.S. government to women traveling with minors and unaccompanied alien minors. While no new law has been enacted, the truth is that the Administration has dramatically altered immigration enforcement policies. The timing of the change in policies correlates closely with the steep uptick of individuals showing up at the border. Apparently, word has gotten out that once encountered by Border Patrol agents and processed, thanks to this Administration’s lax enforcement policies, one will likely never be removed.

Word has spread to the Americas and beyond that the Obama Administration has taken unprecedented, and likely unconstitutional, steps in order to shut down the enforcement of our immigration laws for millions of unlawful and criminal aliens not considered high “priorities,” especially minors and adults with minors. The world seems to know that DHS refuses to enforce the law under the guise of “prosecutorial discretion.” The beneficiaries of these policies even include many thousands of aliens who have been arrested by state and local law enforcement or convicted criminals who have been put in removal proceedings and who DHS has simply let back onto our streets.

And now those beneficiaries include those minors and families who continue to arrive at our border and the Administration ushers in via “100% reverse escorts” into the interior of the United States. Most are ultimately released, often into the hands of those who paid smugglers to bring them here in the first place.

In addition to simply not pursuing removable aliens, DHS has been granting hundreds of thousands of administrative legalization and work authorizations. DHS does this under many guises, invoking doctrines with esoteric names such as “deferred action” and “parole-in-place”. The net effect of these policies has been described by former ICE Acting Director John Sandweg — “If you are a run-of-the mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero . . . .” Apparently, those arriving at our borders now know this…..(end of testimony)

It would also appear that illegal immigrant advocacy groups in the USA are providing information in the form of sentences to repeat at the border which would trigger an asylum claim and access to an attorney at additional US taxpayer expense. Mexico of course is participating in the ruse by not controlling either their southern or northern borders……surprise. U.S. DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, when asked in a U.S. House committee hearing about how many aliens (adults and minors) had been released due to the recent border surge but ordered to appear later in court on their own recognizance, said he does not know. These persons will NOT appear in court, as the Border Patrol does not have an address in the USA for them.

One of many sad facts is that a number of alien women and minors are being abused, raped, or sold to near slavery by “coyotes” who promise to take then to our southern border, encouraged by a lack of enforcement of our immigration laws and the expectation of an amnesty. Be aware the TV media in their attempt to yet again distort the situation and create sympathy are usually showing very young alien children on our TV screens, when in fact the Center for Immigration Studies has documentation that 83% of the “minors” are over 14 years of age. What is NOT reported by the TV media as it relates to the border surge is as follows: the illegal alien adults and minors are being provided for and treated better than most of the homeless women and children in the USA and treated better than our veterans in the Veteran’s Administration hospitals, and every dollar being provided to support the illegal aliens is one less dollar ultimately going to our own poor, and because of the amnesties such as DACA already allowed by the Obama administration there are a couple of hundred thousand legal immigrant green card holders ready for citizenship but waiting another year for their paperwork to be completed, and the immigration courts in the USA had 30,000 court cases backlogged that we know of before the recent border surge crisis.

SOLUTIONS to this mess involve numerous actions because we have to take a stand for once: start deportations now, as the Wilberforce Act passed during the George Bush administration and being used as an excuse to do nothing actually allows a waiver for emergency situations. Use the National Guard immediately at our southern border, order U.S. financial institutions to stop remittances that illegal immigrants send back to their home countries (to especially include Mexico), and cutoff aid to countries who are allowing their citizens in large numbers to leave without permission to enter the USA. Cutoff aid and deny travel and other visas to countries who may attempt to refuse to take back their citizens who are deported from the USA, and start a serious effort to inform immediately the citizenry (with the help of the host country) of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras that deportation will be swift and sure if they arrive illegally in the USA. And let’s try a novel idea for sure and start enforcing our existing immigration laws in the USA, especially interior enforcement to include work site enforcement. Another action would be for States such as North Carolina to start doing their part, in ways States can take action, to discourage illegal aliens from coming here by having a serious E-Verify state law…….illegal aliens know the states weak on any enforcement and ultimately the word gets back and a State becomes part of the problem instead of part of the solution.

Call your members of Congress and demand enforcement action on the southern border surge and mention how a lack of real enforcement is the root cause of the border surge. Call your members of the NC House and NC Senate and let them know our state E-Verify law on illegal immigration (North Carolina has a weak state E-Verify law filled with loopholes) is not helping the situation.

Send this information to your friends and associates.

Regards,

Ron Woodard
Director
NC LISTEN
(919) 460-8156
www.nclisten.com

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