Thursday, February 23, 2017



ROBERT RECTOR: Importing poverty…. WE

THE STAGGERING  COST OF AMNESTY: non-enforcement is another form of AMNESTY!
Legals to pay trillions for open borders and Mexico’s looting
Between one-quarter and one-third of the 1.5 million new arrivals in 2014 were illegal aliens, meaning that a conservative estimate is that 1,000 illegal aliens a day are moving to the United States.

The Mexican government says it will resist efforts by the US government to force better cooperation between the two nations to halt illegal immigrants coming into the US. For far too long. Mexico has facilitated the flow of illegals coming into th...

February 23, 2017
Mexico says it will resist new US immigration policies
The Mexican government says it will resist efforts by the US government to force better cooperation between the two nations to halt illegal immigrants coming into the US.
For far too long. Mexico has facilitated the flow of illegals coming into the US both from Mexico itself and other Central American countries. The Trump administration's new policies, announced by DHS Secretary Kelly on Tuesday, would immediately return illegals caught at the border, making them wait for their hearing in US immigration courts in Mexico rather than being released to melt away into the interior of the United States.
But while complaining about the new policies, Mexico appears to be preparing for the large influx of deportees.
"I want to say clearly and emphatically that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other,” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told reporters in Mexico City, just ahead of meetings with Mr. Kelly and Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.
“We will not accept it, because there’s no reason why we should, and because it is not in the interests of Mexico,” he said, according to the Reuters news agency.
Even as Mexican officials talked tough, they prepared for what could be a massive influx of Mexicans who are either kicked out of the country or flee the U.S.
The Social Development Ministry has for years had a program that organized Mexicans who lived and worked outside their country and helped the communities left behind. Officials said Wednesday that they would work on reforms to “Programa 3 x 1 para Migrantes,” as it’s known, to prepare for the return of many of those migrants.
Mexico used to account for the vast majority of illegal immigrants entering the U.S., but that has tapered off as the Mexican economy has improved and as American officials began to impose stiffer consequences on migrants, raising the risks associated with trying to sneak in.
Now, the bigger problem is a surge of non-Mexicans from the Western Hemisphere who enter Mexico then travel north to reach the U.S.
Mexico’s role in facilitating their journey has long been a source of controversy between the two countries.
Last year, American officials pointed to a surge in Haitians, thousands of whom had been living in Brazil and Chile but started heading north, saying they were enticed by lax Obama administration policies.
Mexico was stopping the migrants at its southern border, then giving them temporary transit visas that lasted just long enough for them to make their way to the U.S. border, where they attempted to enter.
The White House insisted Wednesday that relations with Mexico remain strong.
“We have a very healthy and robust relationship with the Mexican government and Mexican officials. I think they would echo that same sentiment,” press secretary Sean Spicer said. “I think the relationship with Mexico is phenomenal right now, and I think there’s an unbelievable and robust dialogue between the two nations.”
Since the average wait for a hearing before a US immigration judge is close to two years, Mexico will have to care for thousands of stateless people, many of whom will not be Mexican citizens, for a considerable period of time. Many illegals who only recently arrived in the US could return to their families to await the disposition of their case. But some illegals have been in the US for many years, and it's an open question how the Mexican government is going to be able to feed and house the deportees.
It is hoped that many recent arrivals from Central America - especially unaccompanied children and families - will give up and return home. But the governments of El Salvador and Guatemala have suggested they may stop returning immigrants at their border, not allowing them back in. This would present another problem for Mexico along its southern border.
No one can guess how many illegals will stay in Mexico and fight for entry into the US. What seems clear is that the relationship between the two countries is about to change dramatically. The US government is no longer going to tolerate Mexico's blatant attempts to push illegal immigrants across the southern border, making them America's problem.
What Mexico has sown these many years, they are about to reap.


…. which one has it good under the Dems???

“The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually (DATED FIGURES) in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.”   --- Christian Science Monitor
“The lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits of illegal immigrant beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty would be well over a trillion dollars, according to Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector’s prepared testimony for a House panel obtained in advance by Breitbart News.”
The same day that DHS issued its new guidelines regarding Immigration law enforcement, Tom Dart, the Sheriff of Cook County, IL; home of the City of Chicago, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the nation’s first Mayoral Sanctuary Policy, stated ...


In the 1982 gubernatorial election an FBI investigation found that over 80,000 illegal aliens illegally voted.


Herer's a tale of government waste involving all the usual suspects; incompetence, indifference, and laziness. The inspector general for the Social Security Administration discovered that a billion dollars in benefits was paid to people w...

February 23, 2017

Social Security paid a billion dollars to people with no SS numbers
Herer's a tale of government waste involving all the usual suspects; incompetence, indifference, and laziness.
The inspector general for the Social Security Administration discovered that a billion dollars in benefits was paid to people who had no social security numbers. The benefits were paid to "representative payees" - people who were accepting benefit checks on behalf of another because the beneficiary was unable to manage their social security payments by themselves.
Seventeen percent of these representative payees were illegal aliens, according to the audit.
Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed its policy to retain the paper application."
“Furthermore, unless it takes corrective action, we estimate SSA will pay about $182.5 million in benefits, annually, to representative payees who do not have an SSN or paper application supporting their selection,” the inspector general said.
The inspector general also found the agency paid $853.1 million in benefits since 2004 to individuals who had been terminated as representative payees by the agency.
The inspector general said the errors occurred because the agency did not keep paper applications supporting an individual’s case to receive benefits on behalf of another and did not update its system if their status was terminated.
Only six percent of representative payees had SSNs that were properly recorded, based on the audit’s sample of 100 beneficiaries.
Government benefits are also going to illegal aliens through the representative payee system. 17 percent of representative payees in the sample did not have an SSN recorded because they were undocumented noncitizens, the inspector general said.
Illegal aliens without SSNs are allowed to receive benefits from the government when acting as representatives for their minor children.
In response to the audit, the SSA said it switched to a new Electronic Representative Payee System last year, and transferring representative payee information “may have resulted in applications showing as terminated or not selected.”
The government defended the issuance of benefits to noncitizens and persons without an SSN.
“Representative payees play a significant role in many beneficiaries’ lives,” the SSA said. “We have approximately 5.7 million representative payees managing annual benefits for approximately 8 million beneficiaries. When appointing representative payees, we adhere to guidance in the Social Security Act (the Act).”
“Specific to this audit, the Act permits us to appoint, in certain circumstances, an undocumented alien, or applicant who resides outside the United States without a Social Security number (SSN) to serve as payee,” the agency said. “Specifically, the Act states we should verify a person’s SSN (or employer identification number) in our investigation of the payee applicant. However, the Act does not state that the applicant must have an SSN to serve as a payee.”
The “absence of an SSN is not a criterion preventing an individual from serving as payee,” the agency added.
How many of these checks end up in the "representative payee's" bank accounts and not the actual beneficiary's? How many are completely fraudulent, in that the beneficiary only exists on paper? It sounds like a perfect scheme to rip off the Social Security system.
I can see where a husband or a son or daughter could act responsibly as a representative payee, and perhaps another relative or close friend. But the problem is significant enough that verification procedures must be changed to reflect the reality that a hole has developed through which fraudsters can bilk the taxpayer for large amounts of money.
Although the audit doesn't indicate where the fraud is most prevelant, it is logical that the finger of blame is pointing once again at the Social Security disability program - a prime target for fraudsters in the past. Congress should take another look at this program and either eliminate it or fix it.