Interview: Mass Immigration’s Inequitable Impact On The Labor Market

Obama Immigration Policy SC Interview: Mass Immigration’s Inequitable Impact on the Labor Market

WASHINGTON, DC (August 21, 2013) — An internationally recognized authority on immigration policy and a Fellow of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Mr. David North, argues in a new video that the United States immigration policy is “tilted against the people at the bottom of the American labor market.”

The Democrats’ tendency towards “third world identification, ethnic identification, and political gratification” contributes in part to poor immigration policy, leading to inequities in the labor market. “The American dream of doing better than the earlier generation is not happening now because wages have stagnated at a deplorably low rate supported by the continued flow of illegal and legal temporary immigrants,” noted North, who was a political appointee in both the JFK and LBJ Administrations and has been studying labor and migration matters for 50 years.

North suggests more vigorous enforcement of immigration laws in the interior of the United States to decrease the flow of illegal immigrants into the country and to increase the flow out. “Until the illegal population is down to a reasonable number, I do not think 11 million is a  reasonable number…we should not be doing anything else.”

View Mr. North’s interview at: http://cis.org/Videos/ImmigrationPolicyInterviews/David-North
View the CIS interview series at:  http://cis.org/Videos/ImmigrationPolicyInterviews

Among the points made by Mr. North:

1.      High Skilled Immigration’s Effect on Labor Market

Silicon Valley is replicating the agri-business scenario. Employers are bringing in a large number of docile foreign workers to do what employers want done at a depressed wage, distorting the labor market for the worse and discouraging American workers.

2.      The Effects of Continued Mass Immigration
The combination of bringing in a large number of temporary foreign workers and illegal immigrants with little education and not enforcing immigration laws increases the labor force on the bottom end of the scale, causing decreased wages and deteriorating working conditions.

3.      Employers and worksite enforcement
Employers exert political pressure to avoid worksite enforcement and keep immigration policy tilted in favor of employers and against the rest of us. If illegal immigrants are discouraged to work, wages would increase and working conditions might have to be improved.

4.      The 1986 IRCA and Current Reform Efforts
The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act legalized nearly three million illegal immigrants and promised enforcement of laws to prevent the future flow of illegal immigrants. Given the failure of the enforcement component, more vigorous enforcement of our laws in the interior of the United States is needed to encourage people here illegally to leave before any large scale legalization is considered.

5.      The Winners and Losers of Immigration Policy
Our immigration policy is tilted towards the winners in life, the people and the corporations who have assets and power.  Employers have created the idea that there is a labor shortage allowing them to bring inworkers from overseas. In reality, offering better wages or better conditions would allow them to tap into the millions of unemployed.

View a new CIS series analyzing the House of Representatives bill, H.R. 2278, at: http://cis.org/SAFE-Act

View the Senate bill, CIS Senate testimony and commentary at: http://cis.org/Border-Security-Economic-Opportunity-Immigration-Modernization-Act

Contact: Marguerite Telford
202-466-8185mrt@cis.org

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Iowa Church Officials Poised To Defend Small Business Owners’ First Amendment Rights

Church Michigan SC Iowa Church Officials Poised to Defend Small Business Owners’ First Amendment Rights

Cornerstone World Outreach Executive Pastor, Rev. Cary Gordon, announced today that small business owners and church officials across Iowa should contact the offices of Cornerstone Church at 712-274-7572 ext. 0 if at any time they believe they have been targeted by a state sanctioned Human Rights Commission with accusations of discrimination against sexual behaviors which violate their religious freedoms of conscience.

Rev. Gordon expressed concern today stating, “A man who wished death upon my entire family at Christmas was recently appointed as a Human ‘Rights’ Commissioner in Sioux City, Iowa. A city organization with prosecutorial power – an extension of our judicial branch – charged with protecting citizens like me from religious discrimination, has rewarded and empowered someone they are supposed to prosecute.

Pastor Gordon’s call for Commissioner Raasch’s removal stemmed from a December 2010 exchange initiated by Raasch in response to Gordon’s public advocacy of removing three State Supreme Court judges from the bench who foisted gay marriage upon Iowa citizens. Raasch contacted Gordon through Facebook and wrote: You are a joke and your ‘church’ is our version of Westboro Baptist. You are haters and bigots and you will get what’s coming to you sooner or later. I hope you rot in hell.” 

In his blog, Pastor Gordon shared that he responded to him with as much decorum as he could muster, attempting to share the purpose of Jesus’ crucifixion with him and its connection to the Christmas holiday he was desecrating. According to the Sioux City Journal, Gordon responded to Raasch: “I hope you repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. I wouldn’t want you or anyone else to go to hell.”

Gordon expressed frustration with the failure of the Sioux City Council to properly handle the situation. “After I brought the issue of Raasch’s death wishes against my family and the slander against my congregation to the City Council’s attention, and Commissioner Scott Raasch, a Democrat, admitted to the threatening exchange, you would have thought our Mayor would have removed him. However, Mayor Bob Scott, also a registered Democrat, refused his moral obligation to protect Sioux City’s religious community from an outspoken anti-religious bully like Scott Raasch.”

In the light of this tragic error, Cornerstone Church wants all Iowa citizens to know that when any local branch of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission puts citizen religious liberties in their cross-hairs and elected officials refuse their obligations to protect the public from those who wish to violate their first amendment rights, we are one phone call away. We intend to connect them with pro bono legal defense against any form of anti-religious bigotry masquerading as organizations who “defend Human ‘Rights’.”

Pastor Gordon shared that a trend pitting Americans’ first amendment rights against an unconstitutional and aggressive anti-religious crusade crafted by homosexual activists can be easily identified from San Antonio, Texas, to Sioux City, Iowa. Said Gordon, The City Council of San Antonio, led by Councilman Diego Bernal and supported by Mayor Julian Castro, is attempting to codify discriminatory regulations that would lay the foundation for litigation against any person or business with biblical values. The most outrageous part of the proposed ordinance said if you had ever ‘in word or in deed’ discriminated against any of the protected classes, you were rejected from service on a city board and would not be allowed to receive a city contract. This kind of anti-Christian bigotry is unparalleled in American history. What this ordinance is designed to do is punish anyone for verbally objecting to a sexual deviancy that was criminalized in the United States for more than 200 years. The first amendment is being scandalously desecrated.”

Gordon continued, “Bad ordinances aside, in Sioux City, Iowa, we are doing something worse than San Antonio. We are openly promoting persons who have a public and private record of the worst kind of potentially violent hatred for people of faith to positions of prosecutorial authority on our own Human Rights Commission.

Raasch publicly apologized for what he described as “unChristlike” behavior, but he refused to resign his position after his own outrageous remarks against Pastor Gordon’s family and church were uncovered publicly. Gordon accepted Raasch’s apology, saying it was “overdue”, but maintained that a forced apology made three years late had nothing to do with qualifications and credibility. “The fact that he refuses to step down proves he does not have authentic remorse for his actions. For example, just because I forgive an adulterer caught in the act, does not mean I should also promote them as a credible town marriage counselor. How could anyone be expected to believe that Raasch could prosecute any other citizen for behaving as he has and have any credibility during the prosecution?

Pastor Gordon shared his view that the Sioux City Council’s refusal to remove Raasch, despite his admitted disqualifications for the position, is a dangerous abdication of their sworn duty to protect citizens. “The fact that our City Council will not remove him, when it is within their power to do so, makes them complicit with his behavior. People of faith are clearly not safe in Sioux City, Iowa, so we are lawyered-up and ready to defend the freedoms of any citizens that contact us for help.”

Gordon repeatedly explained the problem with catching a guarded organization like a Human Rights Commission in the act of bullying religious people. Since the DesMoines Register revealed 27 HRC sting operations, ex post facto, which entrapped Iowa business owners in alleged infractions against protected classes, and we know that HRC activities remain generally secretive, and outside the scope of public scrutiny, it is very important that citizens know we are willing to help them with pro-bono legal defense in the shameful event that they have been discriminated against on religious grounds.”

Ironically, the Human Rights Commission describes itself as an organization committed to stopping illegal acts of discrimination. The Commission describes itself as, …a neutral fact-finding agency that investigates complaints of discrimination Whereas we investigate cases of discrimination we are also devoted to preventing such incidents.”

Scott Raasch’s threatening remarks made after Gordon publicly participated in a 2010 ouster of three state Supreme Court judges responsible for forcing gay marriage upon Iowans, were not his first remarks against people of Christian orthodoxy who objected to homosexual behavior. Raasch had been an outspoken opponent of religious liberty since first making public remarks on February 10, 2009.

In a publicized response to a successfully passed city resolution recognizing marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, Raasch argued that Christians who opposed gay marriage without also opposing adultery were “…hypocritical bigots that have caused Sioux City to become a joke.”

Raasch’s public activism against people of orthodox Christian faith continued in another published remark on March 6th of 2009, addressed to all people of faith who disagreed with homosexual marriage. In response to news that Christian people who objected to gay marriage had been appointed to various Sioux City boards and commissions, he wrote, We are seeing our city’s boards and commissions being packed with these folks, and I think it’s time to wake up. If people want to spread their non-inclusive opinions and religious beliefs, do it in your homes and places of worship.”

With regard to the value of honorable and trustworthy representative government, Cornerstone Church takes the position of John Dickinson, signer of the Constitution: “[W]hat innumerable acts of injustice may be committed – and how fatally may the principles of liberty be [shattered] – by a succession of [officials] utterly independent of the people?[i] (Emphasis Added)

[i] John Dickinson, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies (New York: The Outlook Company, 1903), p. 92, Letter IX

 

FROM: Cornerstone World Outreach, Sioux City Iowa

CONTACT: 712-253-9249, Rev. Cary K. Gordon, Executive Pastor

Kindergartener Told He Can’t Sing Christian Song At School

Flickr Creative Commons Greendyker No Christianity logo Kindergartener Told He Cant Sing Christian Song At School

Chula Vista, CAA talented Salt Creek Elementary School kindergartener was recently turned down from playing the guitar while singing a song at his school’s upcoming May 23 talent show. The unwarranted—and unconstitutional—rejection didn’t come due to lack of talent but because the song, “Our God Is Mercy,” is a Christian song.

When the young student was told that he wouldn’t be in the show, he was crushed. The student’s mother contacted Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) for assistance, and Senior Counsel Michael Peffer stepped in to help correct the situation.

In a letter to the Principal, citing legal precedents on the issue, Peffer explains, “Because such censorship on the basis of a student’s religious beliefs is a violation of his constitutional rights, we write to request that you immediately allow [the student] to perform his song at the upcoming talent show.”

Brad Dacus, President of PJI, noted, “This issue exemplifies the ongoing fear from school administrators to allow anything even remotely connected to Christianity in the school. In their attempt to avoid the wrath of anti-religionists, misguided school officials end up inadvertently embracing secularism as the school’s official religion.”

In light of the case-law sent to school administrators, PJI is hopeful that they will make the right decision.  The school, however, has not released a final decision on the issue.

Navy Seal Families Stand Up To Obama Administration

US Navy SEALs Navy Seal families Stand Up To Obama Administration
DATE: MAY 9, 2013
PLACE: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (HOLEMAN LOUNGE)
529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20045
TIME: 10 AM – 11 AM
(Washington, D.C.). Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at a press conference on May 9, 2013, to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist’s death.
Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL Team VI special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.
The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:
  1. How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy Seal Team VI carried out the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound resulting in the master terrorist’s death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.
  2. How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL Team VI heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.
  3. How and why middle level military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.
  4. How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemen’s lives.
  5. How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL Team VI helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.
  6. How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.
  7. How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim cleric’s “prayer” will be shown with a certified translation.
“This press conference takes on special significance given that our government has over the last twelve years since September 11 committed brave American servicemen to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which, in large part as a result of politics, were poorly conceived of and implemented, resulting in the deaths of thousands and the maiming of tens of thousands of our brave heroes. To make matters even worse, America has effectively lost these wars,” stated Larry Klayman, legal counsel for the families.
For more information, contact Freedom Watch at daj142182@gmail.com or Tel: 424 274 2579.

California’s Attack On Boy Scouts Continue

Boy Scouts of America SC Californias Attack on Boy Scouts Continue

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 11, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Senate Bill 323 came one step closer to becoming California law as the bill easily passed out of the California Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a party-line vote. Should SB 323 become law, it would break new ground in using the tax system to punish those who are disliked by LGBT activists.

SB 323 would remove certain State tax exemptions for public charity youth organizations that discriminate on the basis of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or religious affiliation.

While the target of this bill is the Boy Scouts (the Committee’s official analysis says “it is clearly aimed at them”), its effects are much wider than that.

According to Karen England, Executive Director of the Capitol Resource Institute, “SB 323 requires that youth sports leagues allow children of any gender to participate on any team. But the State intends to reach beyond the playing field and into locker rooms, showers and bathrooms also. This bill’s prohibition on gender identity discrimination means that a boy claiming gender confusion is permitted to share those facilities with girls. Any attempt at segregation risks a fine in the form of taxes.”

At the Committee hearing, proponents of the new law seemed genuinely angry that California’s various pronouncements about sexuality are not being observed by certain youth organizations. “They seem to believe that the Legislature’s labeling of so many things as discrimination should settle the issue,” said England. “Of course they are wrong on the law and they have misjudged public opinion.”

In the landmark case of Boy Scouts of America, et al. v. Dale, the United States Supreme Court determined that the First Amendment right of “expressive association” trumped the laws of a state dealing with this same type of discrimination. The Boy Scouts were allowed to deny an openly homosexual man a leadership position in a local Scout troop, even though the laws of the State declared such a denial to be impermissible discrimination.

According to England, “The public seems to agree with the Supreme Court. If a mother says she wants to choose the role models for her 12 year-old when sending him to a voluntary club, most of us do not equate her with the racist bent on bringing back segregation. We get it that tolerance is a two way street. And we are a little unnerved by the idea that those who currently hold political power in our State might now use that power to bankrupt any organization that does not agree with them.”

“It is ironic that so many of those who are demanding that individuals be able to marry the one they choose would at the same time deny the right of the individual to simply choose his Scout leader,” said England.

Christian Newswire

 

Contact: Karen England,
Capitol Resource Institute,
916-212-5607,
Kengland@capitolresource.org

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