DHS Only Acted Against ONE Public Charge Last Year

Tech Lobby Endorses Amnesty

“Silicon Valley executives, who have long pressed the government to provide more visas for foreign-born math and science brains, are joining forces with an array of immigration groups seeking comprehensive changes in the law. And as momentum builds in Washington for a broad revamping, the tech industry has more hope than ever that it will finally achieve its goal: the expanded access to visas that it says is critical to its own continued growth and that of the economy as a whole,” the New York Times says.

Obama’s Zero Sum Approach to Amnesty

“Anyone hoping to hear a more conciliatory speech than the inaugural address must have been disappointed to hear an equally argumentative President deliver this year’s State of the Union Address. Oblivious to a Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the president ticked off a laundry list of lofty progressive goals that are sure to placate his liberal base, but have little chance of being signed into law,” says Israel Ortega in Human Events.

“Add immigration reform to the list unless the president drops his insistence on dealing with immigration policy in one gargantuan comprehensive bill.”

DHS Only Acted Against ONE Public Charge Last Year

“In a response letter to four top Republican lawmakers, the Department of Homeland Security revealed it only initiated one case against an immigrant for becoming a ‘public charge,’ or being primarily dependent upon the government, in fiscal year 2012. The case was later withdrawn,” the Daily Caller says.

“While the department’s response to Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch and Pat Roberts’ August oversight request offered an overview of the centuries-old federal public-charge restrictions, it noticeably avoided several of the senators’ direct questions and demonstrated potentially significant inadequacies in record-keeping by immigration officials, who legally should be enforcing public-charge rules for immigrants both inside and outside of the country.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. avatar

    The Tech Lobby for More Overpopulation Is a Joke

    Not only are their recent products, like Operating System (O/S) software that won’t operate right, due to too many inadequate foreign “green card” (or H-1B) tech workers added to their ranks this last decade proof this lobby is shooting itself in the foot. They are “passing by” the legal citizen Millenial Generation, leaving them unemployed or severely underemployed. A couple years in an American Community College and hiring our legal youth as tech industry Mentees [like the foreigners] makes wonderful sense…..the product quality should drastically improve getting our Yankee Ingenuity back into our tech industries again….then we could hope for breakthroughs like Windows 98 and XP again, products that worked. The fair/higher salaries paid to legal citizen American youth for product quality again is money in the bank!

    The Root Cause of America’s Current Economic Problems Can be directly linked to globalism stealing our product development engineering and manufacturing; then the subsequent overpopulation debt to add “temporary phony jobs” bulding masses of glue board shacks on credit for all the new foreign arrivals….with no jobs for them anyway. If we stay on this overpopulation debt course of “no need for engineering product development” service economy; the canary in our “Titanic sinking economy” mine is the engineer. When the engineer is a dead canary, all the rest of our American jobs and professions are about dead too. Its the first domino.

    The tech jobs [video games, computer S/W and cell phones] are a COMPLETE joke compared to making all our stuff and cars again with American techs and engineers….the tech lobbyists are just a bunch of organised crime…..Apple hides its money overseas for tax evasion….


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    They only came up with ONE immigrant who became a “public charge”? Geez, go stand on any street corner in Los Angeles. They’re paying billions in California. This is why the GOP has to stop the pandering to illegals and point these things out to the public. The average taxpaying American is tired of this.