DHS to Allow Executive Amnesty Beneficiaries to Bring in Relatives from Central America

Last Monday, USCIS announced it would allow beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty to bring relatives into the country from Central America. (USCIS.gov, Feb. 9, 2015) The Administration will do so through a Central American refugee program it originally formulated last July as tens of thousands of illegal alien minors from Central America streamed across the border illegally. (See FAIR Legislative Update, Jul. 29, 2015) The Administration officially announced the program in November and began accepting applicants in December. (See FAIR Legislative Update, Nov. 18, 2014; State.gov, Dec. 3, 2014) However, details released regarding its implementation last Monday reveal the refugee program will be even more sweeping than previously known because it will allow illegal aliens who benefit from the President’s executive amnesty to bring in their relatives from Central America.

Read more about this program in FAIR’s latest legislative update.

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    The Obama administration is determined to overpopulate the country with or without the cooperation of Congress.

    Overpopulation profits mega-corporations because it drives down labor costs and increases total consumption of common commodities, goods and services – land, water, electric utilities, telecom services, and food, just to name a few.



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      Sorry for leaving the figure off of my previous post.

      Please tell all of your friends, family, and neighbors, and encourage them to get involved in this fight by attending Congressional town hall meetings and supporting FAIR, Numbers USA, and other like minded groups.

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      The 60s Generation Gone Bad With the Republicans for Amnesty You Mean?

      Surely not the Earthday Hippies for depopulation in America in 1970. They were innocent to this mess, the Open Border Democrats left them, they didn’t leave the real voter Democrats.

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    An interesting and relevant book is “The Fate of Empires,” written by Sir John Bagot Glubb, decorated British Army Officer, who became the commander of the Arab Legion in 1939. Glubb examined eleven empires over a time span of almost 3,000 years, from Assyria to the British Empire, and found that each followed an astoundingly similar path of growth and decline.

    —“True to the normal course followed by nations in decline, internal differences are not reconciled in an attempt to save the nation. On the contrary, internal rivalries become more acute, as the nation becomes weaker.”

    —“As the nation declines in power and wealth, a universal pessimism gradually pervades the people, and itself hastens the decline … Frivolity is the frequent companion of pessimism … The resemblance between declining nations in this respect is truly surprising … The Roman mob, as we have seen, demanded free meals and public games … Gladiatorial shows, chariot races and athletic events were their passion. In the Byzantine Empire, the rivalries of the Greens and the Blues in the hippodrome attained the importance of a major crisis … The heroes of declining nations are always the same – the athlete, the singer or the actor.”

    —“The works of the contemporary historians of Baghdad in the early tenth century are still available. They deeply deplored the degeneracy of the times in which they lived…. They lamented also the corruption of the officials of the government and the fact that politicians always seemed to amass large fortunes while they were in office.”

    —“The people of the great nations of the past seem normally to have imagined that their pre-eminence would last forever. Rome appeared to its citizens to be destined for all time to be the mistress of the world. The Abbasid Khalifs of Baghdad declared that God had appointed them to rule mankind until the day of judgment. Seventy years ago, many people in Britain believed that the empire would endure for ever … That sentiments like these could be publicly expressed without evoking derision shows that, in all ages, the regular rise and fall of great nations has passed unperceived. The simplest statistics prove the steady rotation of one nation after another at regular intervals.”

    —“When the welfare state was first introduced in Britain, it was hailed as a new high-water mark in the history of human development. History, however, seems to suggest that the age of decline of a great nation is often a period which shows a tendency to philanthropy and to sympathy for other races … The rights of citizenship are generously bestowed on every race, even those formerly subject, and the equality of mankind is proclaimed. The Roman Empire passed through this phase, when equal citizenship was thrown open to all peoples, such provincials even becoming senators and emperors. The Arab Empire of Baghdad was equally, perhaps even more, generous. During the Age of Conquests, pure-bred Arabs had constituted a ruling class, but in the ninth century the empire was completely cosmopolitan. State assistance to the young and the poor was equally generous. University students received government grants to cover their expenses while they were receiving higher education. The State likewise offered free medical treatment to the poor. The first free public hospital was opened in Baghdad in the reign of Harun al-Rashid (786-809), and under his son, Mamun, free public hospitals sprang up all over the Arab world from Spain to what is now Pakistan. The impression that it will always be automatically rich causes the declining empire to spend lavishly on its own benevolence, until such time as the economy collapses, the universities are closed and the hospitals fall into ruin. It may perhaps be incorrect to picture the welfare state as the high-water mark of human attainment. It may prove to be merely one more regular milestone in the life-story of an ageing and decrepit empire.”

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      I guess……you are growing up at this stage of your life and realized things have always been somehow no differently…wait///1 + 1 = 2

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        The point is to look at what mistakes so many past empires made in their hubris and arrogance, and avoid making the mistakes that led to their ruin. Bringing in millions of non-citizens and putting them on welfare and giving them other types of taxpayer funded assistance when our country is going broke is an obvious mistake to avoid.

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    if you study the fall of the roman empire it happened the exact same way. its sad to watch america crumble to greed of large companies that hire them and politicians on the take. so sad . i recall what it was like here before the heavy immigration of illigels. so sad even my child is bullied now for being the only white – the new minority

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      You’re right about the Roman Empire. The Romans allowed the barbarians to cross the Danube and settle into the Empire. Within two generations, they were at the gates of Rome itself and burned it to the ground where it sat desolated for about a thousand years. At that time, wealth was based on land ownership and 1% of the population owned 100% of the land where 99% of the population had no skin in the game. When Rome fell, most of the population didn’t care.

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    Jim in Virginia on

    Congress needs to pass a law now, before the next wave of illegals start storming the border next month, to have each and every one of them held and returned to their country of origin immediately. They can’t wait for the wave to begin and then try to react.

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      And you know that will be the next demand that will be catered to. “Our policies are separating families…blah blah”.

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        I am still not sure that I understand how a non-citizen illegal immigrant can demand any rights in this country. There are basic human rights that cannot be ignored, however, to demand from a country anything that is beyond that should be viewed as usurpation.

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    this is just one more in a long line of Obama ‘s over reaches of executive powers that is ruining or country. ..

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      Yes, and if Congress had a brain they would simply reorganize Homeland security and take USCIS out of it.
      Then they could battle Obama’s veto of it and over rule him. There is no reason to defund all of Homeland Security.
      They could also make Border Patrol an independent agency again and put it under control of state governors, They need to play chess with Obama…you go along with this or we will defund many of your other programs…..like EPA and education. Give those back to states. Most anyone can be better strategists than Congress!