As long as the President holds immigrants they receive free (well taxpayer supplied, not free for you and me) housing, food, and necessities indefinitely.

If they were released to find jobs, they would buy food, rent housing, and pay taxes. The President’s plan is welfare for immigrants.

I thought he opposed that. I know I do.

Timothy Wooley,

Lakeside

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Russ_in_WML

Hogwash. Send them back where they came from.


ArizAl

Gee, I guess Russ, the right wing republican extremist, wants to send the President's wife, Melania Trump, an immigrant, back to where she came from...Slovenia. So too, her parents who immigrated to the U.S. via chain migration.


Hairy

They all immigrated legally and have all become US citizens. Not the same as sneaking across the border and getting caught. Trumps wife and her parents can't be deported since they are lawful citizens.


ArizAl

Timothy, didn't you know that there is lots of profits to be made by private corporations who run private prisons and immigration concentration camps? America is now in the business of incarcerating people for following american laws and for minor misdemeanor offenses. Private prisons and immigration concentration camps have to be kept full to realize maximum profits. We the taxpayers are footing the bill so that profits can be made.


ArizAl

Hairy,











Asylum seekers are not breaking the law. They have the Right by International and U.S. federal law to apply for asylum.







When Melania came to the U.S. on a tourist visa and went to work, that is illegal and a violation of immigration law. To cite an article by VOX:







Melania Trump may have worked illegally on a tourist visa



What’s clear is that Melania Knauss (she Germanized her last name when she began working as a European fashion model) originally entered the United States on a B1/B2 tourist visa in August of 1996 — a kind of visa that allows a person to stay in the United States for up to six months, and to engage in a limited number of business activities, but not to actually work in the United States.



On October 18, 1996, she received an H-1B visa for skilled workers that allowed her to work legally in the United States. Five years later, she got a green card.



The question is what exactly happened between August and October of 1996, given evidence obtained by the AP suggesting that she was paid for 10 modeling assignments between September 10 and October 15. As Dara Lind has written for Vox, there are a couple of possible explanations here:



B-visas are often issued to “temporary business visitors” — who are here for “business activities” but not allowed to work. It’s for people who are going to professional conferences, for example, or networking with associates — or even negotiating a contract for future employment. The U S Citizenship and Immigration Services website explains that activities under a business visitor visa “must be directly connected with and part of your work abroad.”



Legally, working for pay for a US company is a clear violation of the terms of that visa, but it’s not exactly intuitive that someone coming on a business visa, especially if she’d been working as a model in Europe, wouldn’t be allowed to work.



This summer, when questions about Melania’s immigration status first came up, a Politico article cited a labor standards advocacy group’s claim that “[i]t was a common practice in the 1990s in New York for less scrupulous agencies to bring in foreign models to work illegally on temporary business and tourist visas.” If Melania Trump was on the same sort of visa as everyone else she worked with, it’s totally possible that she was simply being misled as to its legality.



Then again, it is also entirely possible that Melania knowingly committed visa fraud; that, in fact, she lied to US immigration officials when entering the country in August 1996 about her intentions to work while in the US. That’s not just an immigration violation but an outright federal crime.



Either way, in order for Melania to have gotten a green card and then US citizenship, she would have had to attest that she hadn’t violated immigration law before — something that now appears to be untrue.







Being a hypocrite is one of Donald Trumps trademarks. For example: On the subject of "Chain Migration"







Trump during a campaign rally in Ohio, Aug. 4, 2018



"How about chain migration? How about that? Somebody comes in, he brings his mother, and his father, and his aunt and uncle, 15 times removed. He brings them all," Trump said.







Trump tweet on November 2,2017



"Congress must end chain migration so that we can have a system that is SECURITY BASED! We need to make AMERICA SAFE!"







Trump tweet on Sept. 15,2017



"CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!"







Then...... Donald Trump brought his In Laws to the U.S. via "Chain Migration" even though his father in law was a member of the Communist Party in Slovenia.


JIM FOX

Democrat-Socialist 2020 Platform & Goals:



-End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)



-Voting rights for non citizens.



-Massive tax increases.



-Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit)



-Increase refugee's from the third world.



-Non citizens allowed to hold public office.



-Socialism.



-Open Borders.



-Sanctuary Cities.



-Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.



-De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE.



-Disarming Americans.



-Free abortions for all (Taxpayer funded)



-Green new deal.



-End of Electoral College



-Free medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)



-Raise minimum wage (expect massive reduction in full time jobs & loss of health care benefits)



-!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded)



-Reparations for every rac "harmed" by the white man.



-Convicts, terrorists voting.



-Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.



-Late term abortions up to 9 months.



-Infanticide.



-Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work.







*Sources: Straight from the Democrat's themselves. View their speeches / debates on you tube. Pay particular attention to when the moderator asks the candidates to "raise your hand" if in favor questions. The choice is yours.


johndoe

Jim [thumbup]


johndoe

As usual Al loves to spout out the "catch phrase" of the month from the left and calls them "concentration camps." Funny but last time I checked none of those crossing the border illegally were being forced by gunpoint to do so. The Nazis forced the Jews by gun point into concentration camps against their will. We are detaining people who have broken the law into detention centers. Huge difference. Stop being such a sheep and just repeating what the lame stream media tells you.


ArizAl

Johndoe, why is it you republicans are so ignorant of the law? Under International law of which the United States is signatory to and in United States federal law, refugees and asylum seeking immigrants have a legal right to apply to go through the lawfull process which asylum may or may not be granted. The ones breaking the law is the Trump administration who purposely create a backlog for applicants by imprisoning them indefinitly in concentration camps run by private prison corporations contracted to ICE. Imprisoning men, women,children and babies for profit is the republican Trump agenda and the longer the imprisonment, the more taxpayer money is paid to the Private Prison Corporations. FYI, johndoe, concentration camps in Hitler's Germany were "detention centers" where Jews and other undesirables were held before being sent to the "death camps" to be exterminated. Similarities between Hitler's concentration camps and Trump's immigration concentration camps are: harsh treatment in detention, such as solitary confinement, assault, limited access to medical care, inadequate food, sleeping on concrete floors, lack of bathroom facilities, showers or hygiene supplies. The similiarities between the republican Trump's racist agenda and Adolph Hitler's racist agenda is: both are on record as welcoming immigration from Nordic stock countries and both hate Jews and black and brown skinned people,espicially immigrants who come from "sh*thole countries", as Trump said. It was Donald Trump who said of the racist,bigoted White Nationalists in Charolettesville, "they are fine people," for carrying signs which proclaimed,"Jews will not replace us."







Finally johndoe, you have very well denomstrated to all, that you and the republican party are in lockstep with Trump's mission to do away with the FREE PRESS and with the 1st Amendment solely because the FREE PRESS gets in the way of you replacing our democracy with an authoritarian Fascist regime.


ronzim

Jim theatrically proclaims: "Democrat-Socialist 2020 Platform & Goals:" To begin with, there is no such political party as the "Democrat-Socialist Party". The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is an organization of democratic socialist, social democratic and labor-oriented members in the United States. The DSA has its roots in the Socialist Party of America (SPA), whose most prominent leaders included Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington. They are politically insignificant.







There is a Democratic Party which publishes it platform every four years at the Democratic National Convention. Their platform for 2020 has not yet been published or approved; thus, Jim has no way of knowing what that platform will be. I checked their platform for 2016(the only one currently in existence for a presidential election)which is as follows:







1. Raise Incomes & Restore Economic Security for the Middle Class. 2. Create Good-Paying Jobs. 3. Fight for Economic Fairness & Against Inequality, 4. Bring Americans Together and Remove Barriers to Opportunities. 5. PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS, FIX OUR CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM, AND RESTORE OUR DEMOCRACY. 6. COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, BUILD A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY, AND SECURE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. 7. PROVIDE QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION. 8. ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL AMERICANS. 9. PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP. 10. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND KEEP FAITH WITH OUR VETERANS. 11. CONFRONT GLOBAL THREATS. 12. PROTECT OUR VALUES. 13. A LEADER IN THE WORLD.







None of Jim's overly exuberant claims are contained therein and not likely to be in their actual 2020 party platform. What Jim has done is to collect a set of statements and exhortations from individuals far and wide, and from every part of the political spectrum ever mentioned by any Democrat and dishonestly conflated them into a falsified/fictional general party platform which is best suited to support his political views and somewhat magniloquent imagination. This is not anywhere near reasoned political discourse which I would welcome from any source.


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