By Ian M. Smith
This weekend, foreign dairy farm workers ( illegals ) marched on Ben & Jerry’s Vermont factory demanding better pay and living conditions. “We can’t wait anymore. We are going to pressure them and see what happens,” says Victor Diaz, one of the farm workers. The June 17th March for Milk with Dignity marks two years since Ben & Jerry’s first committed to join the program that was started by activist group “Migrant Justice” three years ago.
Ben & Jerry hired illegal immigrants who work harder and joined Milk with Dignity program in 2015, developed in 2014 by farm workers and the Vermont group Migrant Justice to ensure that farms provide them fair wages and working conditions and decent housing. Two years later, Ben & Jerry still not meeting their needs as the company is busy trashing President Trump for his immigration stance.
About 85 percent of the milk Ben & Jerry’s uses comes from Vermont dairy farms. Vermont’s Caring Dairy program promotes sustainable farming by offering farmers cash incentives for keeping up with best management practices.
- Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected
- April, according to numbers released Tuesday, marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades.
Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down a stunning 76 percent since President Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families dropping even faster as analysts say the administration’s commitment to enforcing the law has changed the reality along the border.
Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday, marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades.
The number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children nabbed at the border dropped below 1,000 — a level not seen since before the surge that bedeviled President Obama during most of his second term.
Even before a foot of Mr. Trump’s planned border wall is built or any more agents are hired, the threat of being sent home has forced would-be migrants to rethink making the journey, officials said.
“A lot of the discussion about changes in our enforcement policy and the way we are going about doing business, we believe that has deterred people,” said Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan. “When you get here, it is likely you are going to get caught. You are going to be returned to your country.”
That approach marks a major change from the Obama administration, which struggled to handle the flow of illegal immigrants from Central America.
Under Obama-era policies, hundreds of thousands of children and families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were caught and then released into the interior of the U.S., where they often failed to show up for their deportations and instead disappeared into the shadows.
Mr. Trump has vowed quick deportations and has called for expanding detention facilities to hold illegal immigrants in the meantime, preventing them from slipping away.
“This is messaging, backed up by actual enforcement and policy changes that people are responding to,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “The continued drop suggests this is more than just a fluke.”
At its peak early in the last decade, the Tucson sector, which is just one of nine regions along the border, regularly recorded more than 70,000 apprehensions in a single month. Last month, Tucson reported fewer than 1,500 arrests.
Activity has shifted to the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas, with nearly 4,000 apprehensions in April. Still, that’s a fraction of the 22,000 apprehensions recorded in October and fewer still than the nearly 40,000 arrests at the peak of the Central American surge in 2014.
Authorities expect a seasonal uptick in border apprehensions this month and next but are waiting to see the degree of any seasonal surge.
One indication that the change is a result of immigration enforcement rather than better border security is the flow of drugs, which remains high.
Mr. Lapan said that while seizures of marijuana are down, hard drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are up. Like migration, a rise in seizures is believed to signal an increase in the overall flow.
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( Milo ) Illegal immigrants are reportedly canceling their food stamps en masse over fears of being deported, reports the Washington Post.
In an article titled “Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them,” WaPo writer Caitlin Dewey cites New York-based SNAP Outreach Coordinator Luisa Fortin whose clients are “spooked by the political climate.”
The article reads:
Since mid-January, five of Fortin’s families have withdrawn from the SNAP program. Based on calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent.
WaPo goes on to point out that Luisa’s food bank in Chattanooga is not the only one in the country experiencing a downturn in SNAP users.
In the two months since President Trump’s inauguration, food banks and hunger advocates around the country have noticed a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for SNAP – and an uptick in immigrants seeking to withdraw from the program.
Many apparently fear that participation in SNAP will catch Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s attention.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1.5 million illegal immigrants used food stamps in 2015.
FOR TRUMP: COMMON SENSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SOLUTION- BUILD THE WALL, NO CITIZENSHIP FOR 25-40 YEARS ( MEANS NO VOTING FOR THEM ), AND DEPORT ONLY CRIMINALS
Illegal immigration is a problem. But it’s a problem because of open border policy and missing walls where desperate and destitute people from down south would see as an opportunity to take advantage because in their eyes America is still the land of opportunity and they would starve, face death and brave all kinds of consequences just to get here and get a taste of the American Dream.
You can’t stop a leak by whining about the water gushing and not calling the plumber to fix it. The lack of walls is the leak that’s why we have to build the wall as top priority. Reagan gave amnesty to illegals but did not fix the leak that’s why the flood continues. Let’s fix the leak and solve our illegal immigration problem.
Three common sense solutions to illegal immigration problem:
1. BUILD THE WALL
- The estimated cost is $8 – $10 billion to build a wall along roughly 2,000 miles of U.S.-Mexico border. Rich people live in gated communities because they want to secure themselves from intruders. America is a rich country with poor neighboring countries down south and only a physical barrier can stop the flood of intruders in the country.
2. GREEN CARD FOR 25 YEARS, NO TO CITIZENSHIP TIL THEN
- Illegals know they broke the law and I believe they will take ANY punishment but deportation.
- If you tell them they have to pay a price for their crime and that price is to become Permanent Resident ( a.k.a. Green Card ) for 25-40 years, I bet they will gladly take it.
- NOTE: PERMANENT RESIDENTS ( Green Card ) CANNOT VOTE. This 25-40 year Green Card status will make illegals USELESS to Democrat Party who are fawning and feigning concerns for them when in fact they only want one thing – the Hispanic vote. If you neuter the Democrats in this area they will drop the illegals like a hot enchilada.
3. TO THOSE WHO WANT CITIZENSHIP, SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY AND LET THEM WAIT JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.
- If they want to become citizen, send them back to their country and let them wait for two years before they can come back. And when they get here, instead of normal two-year green card visa before citizenship, let them wait 10 years before they can apply for citizenship.
4. DEPORT ILLEGALS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS
- Even Hispanics agree with this. It embarrass them to hear news about crimes committed by illegals and being associated with them. It doesn’t boost their self-esteem at all.
The problem is here. The leak caused the flood but even after we fix the leak, we still have to mop up the water, clean up the floor and get the room back in order.
“Donald Trump is not a racist.”
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SHAMELESS CALL FOR VOTE FRAUD BY BILL CLINTON, TOLD ILLEGALS TO VOTE THIS NOVEMBER…DEMOCRAT PARTY WHERE LYIN’ AND CHEATING AND VOTE FRAUD JUST THE NORM!
August 02, 2016, 03:34 pm
Bill Clinton’s call for mass voter fraud should be condemned
Illegal aliens have never had more incentives and ability to vote in our elections as they do this cycle. After being told by the globalist elite they’re illegal entry into the country is without consequence, helps rather than hinders American workers, and unites the national culture, any existing moral qualms of further violating the law, such as by voting, have been thoroughly scrubbed away. Former president Bill Clinton all but ensured this in his speech at the DNC Convention last week.
Speaking directly to illegal aliens, Clinton stated to an applauding audience of delegates that “if you love this country, you’re working hard, you’re paying taxes and you’re obeying the law and you’d like to become a citizen, you should choose immigration reform over somebody that wants to send you back.” Unfortunately for Bill, illegal aliens (and non-citizens in general) aren’t supposed to be ‘choosing’ anyone. Like in every other country in the world, here in America only citizens are supposed to vote.