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Biden administration gets to work on reversing Trump-era immigration policies
"The pandemic is his top priority than immigration appears to be bite. And second, he signed several executive actions on immigration yesterday and assault on President Trump's most controversial policies and by then sent a bill to Congress that offers a pathway to citizenship for more than 10 million immigrants who are in this country illegally. NPR's John Burnett covers immigration and is on the line with us from Austin. Good morning, John. Morning, Noel so many new White House initiatives on immigration in less than 24 hours. Yeah, it's mammoth. It's a complete repudiation of Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration. Biden signed executive actions to throw out the so called Muslim travel ban to Temple to temporarily halt construction of the border wall for the next 100 days to rein in ice agents and stop certain deportations and to strengthen Dhaka. That's the Obama era program that shields the dreamers from deportation. These air immigrants who were brought here illegally as Children, and many have now become essential workers. Trump tried to cancel doctor but the Supreme Court kept the program alive. Okay, So those are the executive actions. And then there's the Biden Bill. How ambitious is it? Uh, well. In the most dramatic step, Biden was to create a roadmap to citizenship for more than 10 million undocumented immigrants. This is the big immigration reform that some people have been clamoring for for decades. Guidance bill says an undocumented immigrant could become an American in eight years if they pass background checks, pay their taxes and complete a citizenship test. Also, Biden wants to allow Maura refugees into the US who are fleeing war and natural disasters. Lawmakers, as you point out, have been fighting over immigration reform for decades. So what kind of chance does this have of passing in Congress? Yeah, it's going to be a tough sell Noel among the immigration hawks in this tightly divided Congress. They're leery that Biden wants to dismantle all those tough border controls that Trump imposed. There's not much in here about border security. Biden wants his Homeland Security Department to expand surveillance technology as an alternative to those steel and concrete barriers. Here's Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies. They favor less immigration to the U. S. It's a radical departure from all previous amnesty plants because it has no enforcement in it, You know, so I actually think realistically. There's no way to send it could ever pass this. Okay? He wants less immigration. How are immigrant rights advocates responding to this? Well, they're downright giddy. I mean, yesterday they came in from the cold for four years. They bemoaned one trump anti immigrant policy after the next There were more than 400 of them and all, but it's a new day. Here's Grayson Martinez process. She's an undocumented dreamer herself and head of the group United We dream. This is the most progressive legalization bill in history. We made it we made this day happen on we are resolute in our commitment to bring peace stability enjoyed to our people as we turn the new chapter in our country.
To Help Farmers, White House Wants To Lower Migrant Wages
"Inskeep the new White House chief of staff is working with the agriculture secretary to reduce the wages of some farm workers if possible farmers already know this the federal government sets wages for guest workers from other countries it's a system meant to hold wages up so that foreign workers are not under paint and do not undercut the wages of U. S. residents but the pandemic has prompted chief of staff mark meadows to see if that same system can bring wages down NPR White House correspondent Frank or don't use broke the story he's on the line Frank good morning good morning Frank a why would this be a good idea to bring wages down now well I mean the idea is to to help the farmers right now the nation's agriculture labours have been officially declared essential workers there's two and a half million of which ten percent are these temporary workers there here on what's called H. two A. visas already know the pandemic has really disrupted supply chains and the trump administration wants to make sure that Americans have food to eat and U. S. grocery stores are stocked Lee wicker someone I spoke to he's of the North Carolina growers association he told me U. S. farmers are really struggling when a farmer goes out of business you know he doesn't come back our food supply is a national security issue and as bad as this code with nineteen crisis it is perhaps they can be a catalyst to start a conversation about our ag policy and he's really thankful that the administration he says understands that paying lower wages will help American farmers survive and compete although the wages have been propped up to protect a lot of vulnerable people both migrants from other countries who you wouldn't want to be taken advantage of and U. S. residents so you wouldn't want to be under cut one of the wider implications of lowering the wages right it's you know it's really interesting that this issue has really drawn some push back from some strange bedfellows including immigrant rights groups and immigration hardliners who are usually aligned with trump they're both critical of the program but for very different reasons Eric Nicholson of the United farm workers for example says the focus should be on protecting these essential in vulnerable workers so in the middle of a pandemic rather than trying to figure out the cheap way to do things we need to make sure we live up to the expectations society has developed as an industry to keep food flowing in groups on the right they argue the administration is bending to the will of the agricultural lobby at a critical time of very record high unemployment so the point here is to cheapen the labor that's the point are your H. two A. program is a cheap labor program anyway this is to make it a cheaper labor program that's mark Krikorian of the center for immigration studies he acknowledges that farmers are in trouble but he says that's even further reason for them to wean themselves off of foreign labor so how would the administration do this given that there is a system to prop up wages well it's a little unclear how this change would happen and whether it go through the regulatory process or some kind of executive action a department of agriculture official told me that secretary Perdue is working with president trump to risk quote resolve longstanding challenges to the industry including reforms to the H. two A. program that have been exacerbated by the crisis and secretary Perdue has also complained that the required wages for these workers creates an almost fifteen dollar minimum wage for agriculture but rates as you pointed out are actually different based on the federal government there change from state to state based on the prevailing wages of the area so while it is almost about fifteen dollars in California it's less and other agricultural states around twelve dollars in Florida in North Carolina original reporting from NPR's Frank ward on yes thanks so much thank
The Dehumanization of Latinx in the U.S.
"This is one of the stories that I wrote about for. Latino rebels was the fact that the new guidelines in English about covert one. Thousand nine hundred. The elderly need to stay at home. We have fifteen days to stop the spread. It came out in English on Monday and it took like three days for the White House to actually make it publicly available in Spanish. I called up the White House on Monday. And they didn't have it mightier. This was not available. So that's a problem. I think this real time information being delayed for two thousand seventeen estimate from pugh. We're talking about thirty seven million emails in the United States who speak Spanish at home. So it's the country's most common non English language. Yeah it's a significant population. So I threw a lot. Actually what are you thinking about that with? All that's going on this week when it comes to immigration or the Spanish language community in this country. I mean I think that what I'm GonNa say is really really radical but then again look what we're living through yeah self-isolation self quarantine closed borders. Which really it's like Mark Krikorian. 's Wet dreams come true. He's the head of CIS Center for Immigration Studies. Basically he's very much a counsel to the entire Rabid Anti immigrant perspective and these are people who have been advocating to close all the borders to not allow not one refugee and not one immigrant in period. And so because of covert nineteen. They're getting their dreams coming true. So my response to that. It's like shouting into this guy. But why not open up all of the detention facilities? Yeah Open them up release. Everyone release everyone to their family members. How do you do this like? How do you start a movie? You know usually the way donald is worth that has top people. It's People Power you use your body. How do you stop a bus from transporting people you know of active protests when we're doing social isolation? Yeah but that's my feeling. Is You know. Release them the problem is. Is that this whole thing that you laid out all of this kind of tick tock of detentions and ice and all of this year. It's part of the immigration detention deportation industrial complex. You cannot stop it. You cannot bring it to a grinding halt the way it should be because of this humanitarian endemic crisis. Because that means that the money will start to dry up right. And you know the funding there right now mandated by Congress to make sure that people are being detained by law right so if you suddenly are not detaining it's like other raison d'etre goes away you know. I want out. There are some stories that are happening that we're not hearing about you. Know the ninth death in ice custody since October first happened this Wednesday a twenty seven year old Honduran man died in Karnes County residential center in Texas. The death appeared to be suicide. I'm thinking about the young man whose story on follow lean who is Honduran and desperate year right now in. Mexico cannot move also on March eleventh. This reported that a nineteen year old a nineteen year old pregnant one. Modern woman named medium is too funny. He'd fell eighteen feet from a border barrier and died. Let's just call it the wall so those are the things that are happening for me. Julio and I agree with you I've thought so much about what you said about Puerto Rico and about how the people all of them American citizens you know put through a humanitarian crisis because of Hurricane Maria and we all were here on the mainland. Like how are they doing this? How are they doing this? And it's like people are looking at is insane. How are they doing it? How are they doing it? And it's like what we learned from. We learned from our brothers and sisters in the south. That's how I learned and I will say this about all that it's like we still have Internet. We still have light like the majority of people have access to Food Not Puerto Rico during the hurricane. And that's why I think about the resiliency of my my peeps but listen. I wanted to just raise one thing. That also is getting missed a little bit during the Senate vote on the House legislation for the covert nineteen relief package which passed by the way ninety two eight in the Senate so that's the first relief package it's going to allow for free testing for the corona virus and up to ten days of paid sick leave for some workers which I'm like. Wow Okay here we go. Let's put our political differences aside. We're actually trying to put the American people out there. People that live in this country. But I'm sorry Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who oppose the legislation in the middle of introducing an amendment to the bill. He said this. My amendment says that if you want to apply for money from the government the Child Tax Credit Program. This is money that the government gives to people. They have to be a legitimate person. You have to have a social security number. We've been talking about this reform for a decade now and we never seem to be able to get it passed. It has nothing to do with not liking immigrants. It has to do saying taxpayer money. Should go to non people. You should have to be a person to get taxpayer money. I'm sorry when you start using media this is what you say all the time. Words like non people and saying well. I'm not racist against immigrants. It's just about not giving services to non people because they don't have social security cards. That is a dangerous dangerous slope. It speaks to the dehumanisation of like you said like you tweeted Matia. Who's doing the work? Now who's most vulnerable right now? You know maids people that clean food delivery people that prepare those workers. Who are they right and to hear? Rand Paul say well. These are non. People is just sickening and immoral that needs to get called
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Things that you are able to tell someone else because I'm here for you I'm here for that right now it's my pleasure to welcome mark Krikorian is the executive director of the center center for immigration studies the center for immigration studies and he's here to talk to us about refugees and local control mark thank you for joining us glad to be here thanks traveling yeah I still talk to me about the refugees I'm not a heartless Meanie I I think that there is space for us to help out individuals who their country's war torn but this has gotten to be a real political hot button issue and a lot of Americans are very upset because they feel disenfranchised by the decisions that are being made by their governors and you know previously it was president Obama but now it's president trump he lowered the caps etcetera etcetera yeah I mean people are upset about the way the refugee program works for good reason in nineteen eighty Congress set up the current system which is basically federal funding federal contractors paid by the taxpayer Catholic charities and lose her never to refugee services etcetera get paid by the head for resettling refugees and that original law now what is this forty years ago said one is that the local communities and the state would be consulted before anybody was sent there and that the feds would reimburse them for all of the extra costs of that refugees impose on the local taxpayers well neither one of those things happened the consultation thing is totally fake they send them whether you want to or not and there's no reimbursement the feds have well just on that deal so what the president did president trump did is he issued an executive order last year saying we're not going to send refugees to any place unless the state and the local governments agree to it which is kind of common sense the there's a couple of these contractors for the federal government are actually suing saying that wash that the federal government is not allow to not send refugees to a place if they don't want it's just the goal is unbelievable and what brings in it for the news is that Friday Texas became the first state to write to the state department and say we're not gonna take any refugees for you know this current fiscal year and there the first state to do that most states have agreed to take them and I think part of the reason even a lot of the Republican governors have agreed is that as you suggested there's now far fewer refugees the we're taking only eighteen thousand in the current fiscal year which is way down from before so I think a lot of these governors figure it's kind of a give me they can feel good about themselves and keep these government contractors lobbyists happy by saying they'll take refugees without that many of them actually being sent there because the president has reduced the number that are going to be brought in this year six well I can tell you mark and I don't think that people are buying that gambit they here five hundred for instance for the state of Missouri or and you know another state taking eight hundred and and what they hear is that's five hundred but what about chain migration and all of their family members that's five hundred this year but what about what the next time a Democrat is an office in a rage raise the refugee cap two hundred and fifty thousand for the year that means if you took five hundred and twenty twenty then you possibly would take you know whatever order of magnitude more in in the future year and people are actually just still very upset about it yeah there's no question that the next time there's a democratic administration whether it's next year five years from now they're going to massively increase the number of refugees I mean hundreds of thousands a year I'm not just a hundred a hundred fifty thousand because I think what they're going to do is basically do the way Tony Blair did in England when he came in they intentionally increased immigration massively as a kind of revenge against their political opponents to change the society and you know I mean that's I can pretty much guarantee you that president Bernie Sanders for president lives before and would do the same thing the question is you know what's happening now I mean nothing none of the changes the president has made as useful as they are are changes to the law they're so far there executive orders or that sort of thing and that can just be wiped away with you know what with a pen when the next president comes in so people are right to be happy about some of the changes the president has made but they're just temporary until and unless Congress actually changes the law until that happens they can be wiped away at any time by future president so let's talk a little bit about that that I want to go to directions with us here in our last few minutes first of all you mentioned you know hundreds of thousands of people being permitted in like basically opening the floodgates of a Democrat is reelected which we can expect that to happen because that is that the way that pulp politics works here in America so what what Americans have as their recourse because so far we've seen they just bring the refugees and they drop them off at the airport they put him on a bus they drop him off in a community they've already gotten them apartments are places to live they drop them off and then they wash their hands on because they've gotten their per had payments and these agencies these NGOs then move on to the next batch and Americans are left to deal with the aftermath of a bunch of people in the country who really don't have they're not used to the kind a society that we have whether it's the treatment of women or indoor plumbing or in all kinds of things that we just take for granted these people are not used to and you know the interesting thing is where are refugees resettled by these contractors because they're the ones that decide along with the state department where to send people they send them to places with low housing costs and because you know for obvious reasons that's why for instance no refugees go to Hawaii ever low housing costs often are places that all have their own problems in other words there places that aren't really all that bustling don't have a lot of jobs they're not sending refugees to be resettled in the places where there's a lot of job creation because usually those are places with higher cost of living the one thing that the refugee contractors have come up with to make sure that people get jobs in places where cost of living is low is they have now joined hands we seize the exploitative meat packing companies to mom in refugees to the meat packing plants I mean it's kind leave really but it is marking that what I what I would love to offer is if you have time you can hold over we have to go to traffic and weather right perfect well at amazing so we'll get back with you and right now we're going to go to a 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"mark krikorian" Discussed on KTRH
"Been charged yet mark Krikorian with the center for immigration studies told he since morning is that will happen soon we're gonna see charges against some of the people the management at these plans at some point but you know it takes time the raids just happened he says prosecutors will use the charges against those who they arrested to get them to flip on their employers the man accused of shooting a precinct seven deputy constable made his first court appearance or mondo Powell was charged with attempted capital murder after authorities said he opened fire on a Harris County deputy counts doubled during a routine traffic stop early yesterday morning house says that he opened fire because the voices in his head told him to shoot that's according to prosecutors he is being held on half a million dollar bond the deputy constable has been released from the hospital a student at the university of Houston downtown is charged with making a terrorist threat against the school because he was upset about a traffic ticket and learning his class was canceled prosecutors say nineteen year old Oscar Rincon admitted he posted the threat on Snapchat here's his defense attorney my client is innocent and we look for starting court at this point we're not going to speculate as to anything that the state may have in this case the teen is being held without bond it's two oh three new research on pet owners dubbed a big win for cat lovers a study proving so called crazy cat ladies are not a thing researchers at the university of California Los Angeles analyzing over five hundred pet owners and how they reacted to distress calls from animals the results showed no evidence supporting the stereo type that owning a lot of felines make someone mad sad or anxious reps explaining the findings did not fit with the notion cat owners are more depressed anxious or a loan adding they did not differ from others on self reported symptoms of depression anxiety or their experiences in close relationships krystin Goodwin fox news a woman in Connecticut is facing five years in prison for arranging twenty eight sham marriages Jordans Stephenson played guilty to getting green cards and immigration benefits for illegal immigrants should coach couples on how to make their marriage look legitimate all right taking a look at the market the Dow is up ninety points S. and P. up again at two points and nasdaq up sixteen points actually nasdaq down sixteen points and oil down twenty eight cents at fifty five forty a barrel now.
Restaurant Owners Grapple With Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds. Even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply the immigration and customs enforcement raids at chicken processing plants last week reignited an old debate who will do these jobs if not undocumented workers in mississippi the workers dismembered poultry for eleven to twelve dollars an hour brutal dangerous work across the country immigrants often do manual will low paying jobs and employers say they have no choice but to rely on them. N._p._r.'s john burnett spent time with one restaurant owner who is wrestling with this very issue. It was mid afternoon afternoon at a small popular restaurant in a city somewhere in missouri. The lunch rush was over and only a few diners remained. The cook was cleaning up in the proprietor win asked that we not use her full name. The restaurants name the kind of cuisine or the city to avoid arousing the attention of federal immigration agents at least four of her six employees and government parlance gained entry to the united states without the requisite inspection inspection. They're undocumented the kitchen manager. Hi mate has been using a fake social security numbers since he came to the u._s. From mexico twenty one years ago he paid an underground underground cellar sixty dollars for it and didn't ask any questions well. We had to pay to get a a social. We know there is illegal. We don't oh how that we'd have jobs. We're not gonna have nothing else so we had to do that. Work lynn and i sat at the serving counter high may he was standing in the kitchen wearing a black chef's uniform and a ball cap high may said every immigrant he knows his constantly fearful of ice and we had our conversation before award the mississippi chicken plant rates which is needed careful about everything if we do something not correctly we're going to have troubles. Lynn said she's he's plugged into the restaurant community her mid western city and she states flatly. All of them hire undocumented workers. You cannot hire an american american here. It will show up to work. They will not be committed to their job. In america restaurant workers not as serious profession. The administration says there deporting according undocumented citizens like high made because he's taking jobs from america's. That is the biggest joke. I know i hear it all the time and i couldn't hire some. We put ads on craigslist facebook in the window in the newspaper that people that come in ply to take our job cbs will show up for one shift. They will not be cleaned. They will probably be sober. They will ask for their money than the shift in the middle not come back for the second shift in contrast. Lynn describes her employees all of whom came from central mexico as loyal dependable incredibly hard working. She says she pays her. Dishwashers washers eleven fifty an hour sixteen dollars for books. That's more than minimum wage but they get no insurance vacations or sick. Pay the pew research center under says there are seven and a half million authorized workers in the united states. They're concentrated in agriculture construction and the hospitality industry but would they choose. It's another line of work if they were here illegally if you had a green card would you still be here working for sixty dollars an hour. Obviously i like. I like to cook and then i like back to work and even of your boss wasn't standing here would you would you work here. If you're a lawful permanent resident <hes> i would like to do something i'm finalist arnaud. Something different high may didn't say what work he might choose if he had papers truth is there's no path to citizenship for for him. I turned back to lynn who was nursing a glass of pinot gratiot after another long day overseeing the restaurant what would happen if ice deported all the undocumented workers in the city tomorrow would close i mean i couldn't i just sell everything for whatever amount of money we could get for it and look close because there's not enough talent at people who really do know how to cook. According to the pew center ten percent of restaurant workers are unauthorized. That's one point one million employees. Lynn and thousands of other restaurant owners across the country say they cannot find enough suitable workers workers and the legal labor pool especially for their kitchens but administration hard liners say the law is the law where you're talking about a chicken plant with two hundred plus plus illegal workers or a little restaurant that has half a dozen illegal workers <hes> the issues the same mark krikorian is executive director of the center center for immigration studies a washington d._c. Think tank that favors lower immigration. He says there are u._s. Citizens who will do these unattractive jobs and he cheers on trump's ice rates and if that means a little restaurant somewhere ends up closing that's unfortunate i wish that on no one but restaurants close every day and if the labor market is tighter what that means is restaurants toronto that do come up with a way of recruiting and retaining legal workers will have a competitive advantage. I called cold lynn back this week and asked for her thoughts about the big ice raids in mississippi. She said her restaurant is too little for ice to target but that doesn't mean she's not affected. She said now she's afraid. The cost of chicken is about to go up. John burnett n._p._r. News.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Mark krikorian. He's an expert on immigration, executive director of the center for immigration studies. Legal immigration, how many legal immigrants do we admit in this country every year each year, we give about one point one million green cards year. Green card means you're permanent resident and after a while jumped who few hoops, you can become a citizen, and that's usually the number that we give for new legal immigration, but the one little bit of a twist is that about sixty percent of those people already live here on some other kind of visa it's not like a hundred years ago. People steamed into New York harbor, and that's what legal immigration was now. We've got such a convoluted system that more than half are here on some kind of work visas student visa, what have you, and then convert it to a regular immigrant visa I heard that about seventy percent of the people now getting these green cards are here because of family reunification, right? It's a little sixty seven sixty eight percent are getting it under the family cat. How is that good for the country? It's not in my. My opinion. It's perfectly plausible. I think it is important that we make sure that American citizens can bring in their spouse or minor children, you adopt a baby you marry somebody abroad as long as it's legitimate. And there's a lot of fraud there. But if it's legit that seems to me in a central part of immigration system. But that's only about half of the total number of family immigrants. We have categories for the adult brothers and sisters adult sons and daughters, the adult parents of adult US citizens, and what that does is create these migration chains chain migration, which was a completely neutral benign description until Trump it came out of his mouth, and now it became a bad thing. But chain migration is a problem because we kind of lose control over who's immigrating to the United States because immigrants drive 'immigration rather than US policy. Driving immigration, the only way that will change. Change if congress changes the law. Absolutely. That's not something that is, you know, can be done administratively or better enforcement or anything that's written into the law. Tom is in New York, New York, Tom you're on with Larry elder, and my guests Mark recording of the center for immigration studies. Good evening, gentlemen, actually is something else. It's written into the law that the liberals to praising to the heavens and the nineteen sixty five Immigration Act, which the American public were live to by the Johnson administration saying that it would not change the demographics of the country. When in fact, that is the one single piece of legislation that is dramatically changed complex in the country from a most European country to what it's on track to be now minority European country by twenty fifty that is the eighty five percent of the under the nineteen fifty five third world and most of them immigration on skilled now, if we had an administration we had a congress that could repeal that act the nineteen sixty five hard seller act and instead putting its place an immigration while the co for eighty five percent of the immigration coming from the developed world with skilled. Immigration. I guarantee you that the complexity of the country would not change radically from being mostly minority. Most of European American population to be a mostly third world population by the mid century. And that's what we really need to do to repeal the Hart celler act or the act of nineteen sixty five Tom, I got one more to respond to that. Yeah. The sixty five acted kick off the immigration wave. We're experiencing now. But I actually I'm against using any kind of national origin, quotas immigration. I just want lower levels. And then you judge people based on who they are not what country what kind of skills. They bring right exact-. That's right. So the president in your opinion is not wrong when he thinks he had to revisit the numbers of legal immigrants that we admit in the country. Absolutely. Although he is said things like he wants to increase immigration. Sometimes mark. Thank you very much taking the time. We really do. Thank you accordion center famous. Studies here is what and said about relief factor. It has changed. My life is the only thing I can say been exercising for years. My shoulder is in bad bad shape. It's swelling. It hurts. It goes numb during the night..
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is the executive director for the center for immigration studies as the partial government shutdown now drags onto what it's thirty first date, theoretically. But as Mark Levin points out a lot of those days are holidays and snow days and weekends and come on. Let's get over it. But the crux of it has to do with border security and the president it seems to me Mark Krikorian put forth, a pretty generous compromise Saturday night that the Democrats rejected out of hand. Yeah. Absolutely. Because they don't seem to have any interest in even talking about a plan and the president's the border security part of his proposal, which isn't just a wall of other things judges, and what have you 'immigration judges is very I won't say modest. But I mean, it's a very conventional mainstream proposal is something you can easily see Clinton or Obama having sent to congress and what he was offering. The Democrats wasn't what a lot of the hawk were screaming about that. This is a new big amnesty? For millions of people. You would apply to a million people? But these are people who've already been amnesty, the DACA people the TPS people they have work permits from earlier administrations, they were already amnesty, but they're temporary. And the president said, look we'll kick the can down the road extend everybody's authority. He'd be here for three more years while we're talking about the other stuff and while we're doing the border security stuff. So it's very frankly, quite a reasonable proposal that shows that he's already given the Democrats a certain amount and moved in their direction. Now, this is I think that's all very important, frankly. And yes, I mean, listen, I I was watching Ann Coulter Twitter feed. She was not thrilled with the president's offer there. But I think it is an important point to make here with regard to specifically the so-called dreamers DACA provisions that they're under that this really is. It's it's nothing new. It's just an extension of the condition that they're working under now. However, if the Democrats are true to their words that they really do care about the temporary status of these these people and the and the the fluence nature of of where they stand buying three more years of stability onto the DACA terms in exchange for some very real protection on our southern border seems to be a completely reasonable take. So I mean is this. They just seem to think that they've got good politics on their side. The Democrats are playing this up because of their base. I think it's I mean, I think it's broader than that. In other words, this isn't about policy like you suggest there's nothing in the president's proposal. All that unusual as a matter of policy. This is all politics in the sense that the Democrats are determined. I would even use the word obsessed with preventing the president from getting something he can described as a win. And so it doesn't matter. What happens at the border? It doesn't matter. If the ports of entry don't have enough technology to check to check trucks driving through with dope in them or there's not enough immigration judges. None of that mattered. The only thing that matters is orange man bad. And therefore he wants it. They to stop it. No matter what it is irresponsible. Are there cracks showing starting to show in the democrat caucus though? Because listen to the only reason they have the majority right now is that a whole lot of congressmen freshman congressman one in districts where there had been a Republican. You gotta think that they recognize that they they've got to look like they're here to get something done. Not just oppose the president. Absolutely. Looks that way. I mean, Kristen cinema. The new Senator from Arizona has said, well, of course, we need some border barriers. I mean, she was a code pink kind of radical war person. And she's, but she's representing a state that has a pretty strong Republican bent to it. And so she has you know, I'm not saying she's endorsed the president's proposal. But she's not like Nancy Pelosi saying, you know, border, walls or immoral likewise. Closer to home. The woman who beat Dave brat in Virginia. Abigail Abigail span burger district Kook that's a Republican district. She's a former CIA officer democrat. But she's you know, she's a responsible person. She said at a caucus meeting democratic caucus meeting that her voters are saying, look, the democrat party looks like it's just not doesn't care about border security, and I gotta say. I think they're right. Yeah. And so. I mean, what what is the timeline in your mind? We're looking at this market Korean in terms of the push comes to shove with the partial government shutdown, and and seeing some sort of movement here because I mean, if the if the Democrats don't accept this offer, I don't see them accepting anything other than complete surrender. I think that's their goal is complete surrender. This is like Michael Corleone and godfather to when he makes the offer to that Senator in Nevada his his responses. Here's my response. Senator nothing. Nancy Pelosi is told basically saying her way or the highway, and if doesn't matter if the borders are unprotected it doesn't matter if people lose their paychecks. All that matters is orange man bad. So given that do you think that the president is on solid ground by claiming claiming an impasse? Obviously. You know, listen, I'd I even gave them DACA for three more years. They don't want it. So we're going to get the government funded, and we're going to bypass the legislative process and just through executive order get this barrier built is he on solid footing. There does that pass the muster with courts. Yeah. I don't know legally. I mean, I assume it would be challenged immediately. This is the declaring an emergency declaration and using funds that has already been appropriated. But for other purposes, my concern about that is the precedent it sets because what happens when president camera Harris, declares a climate emergency, and then seizes and takes over every power plant in the United States. I mean, I'm not making that up that seems like a perfectly foreseeable thing for her to do. Well, if there's precedent for it, it becomes harder to fight. And well, speaking of president Calvin Harris who just you her head on the ring today from California to oppose. As the president. I'm looking forward and then looking through this topic through the lens of twenty twenty presidential politics as the president helped his case for reelection. Given the fact that he is going to the wall if I may use that term four the border security protection, which he promised in his in his two thousand sixteen bid and in a way, he sort of looks like the grownup in the room here by by extending a bit of an olive branch Saturday night. Absolutely is is as hard as it is to believe the president is being is the grownup in the room in this debate. And he had to pick this fight because they surrendered three times before on funding bills and just let the Democrats have their way when it looked like he was going to surrender this time. You know, people were going nuts. I mean, Rush Limbaugh said look, this is the president's read my lips moment. And you know, my joke on Twitter was at least the French fought for six weeks before they surrendered to the Germans look like the White House was going to surrender without even fighting. Well, at least at least be fighting. So in that sense. I think it does help him for twenty twenty. All right. We'll leave it there market Corey and always good to talk to you on this Martin Luther King day and happy Martin Luther King day to.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Trump's call to and birthright citizenship generating a lot of debate. And Mark Krikorian with the center for immigration studies credits, the president for that. Mr. Trump's tried to call attention to what has been a significant policy issue in the US for decades. We do now is that anyone born here, including people just born to tourists. Short term visitors. Anything automatically get citizenship. That's that's some tenable. I mean, that's the more radical position than pretty much any other country notes democrat, Senator Harry Reid raise the issue of ending birthright citizenship back in the early nineties that almost ten years in prison sentence to death for blasphemy. But now Pakistan's highest court has acquitted Osceola ordering the Christian woman to be released from custody as vita for many human rights activists in Pakistan will be welcomed they'll see it as a victory over injustice, but for others, particularly supporters of populist right-wing clerics. It's a matter of outrage, and there are fears that there could be scenes of unrest. BBC's Kirmani in Islamabad. Refugee groups reaching out to Jews after the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, work of Jewish family and children's services of Pittsburgh includes help in refugee resettlement and president Jordan Golan says the agency is keenly aware that that activity factored into the. Accused attacker stated motivation Golan says he has been moved by the response of refugees to Saturday's massacre at the synagogue. They are so grateful to the Jewish community for our support and our devastated by the thought that their arrival may have contributed to our suffering. I'm Warren Levinson six days to election day, President Trump holds and other GOP campaign rally tonight this one in Fort Myers, Florida on Wall Street, Dow futures up one hundred twenty seven points more on these stories at townhall dot com. Pat Boone again, and I've never before endorsed a pain relief product of.
Indicted congressman Duncan Hunter points finger at wife
"Seventy eight four the mountains throughout the weekend Monday Tuesday and Wednesday the seabreeze gets stronger. And we will cool a little bit more, stained with mid seventies along the coast low eighties through l. a. nosy metro areas than for the second. Half of the week will start to warm things back up with southern California's most accurate and dependable forecast I'm CBS to, meteorologist Craig. Herrera Cain extent seventy NewsRadio Chatsworth seventy nine eight hundred seventy two Thousand Oaks and eighty in
"mark krikorian" Discussed on KCBS All News
"San diego border dick helton has the story from our sister station knx in los ange angeles it's part of the justice department zero tolerance immigration policy prosecuting as many as one hundred migrants every day similar to cases being heard in texas and arizona other districts that have these operation streamline practices in place have developed them over years san diego defense attorney jeremy orrin are court is not equipped to how to handle that we don't have the jail stains we don't have enough judges but mark krikorian center for immigration studies which supports stronger control on immigration says people objecting to this don't want the border to be enforced none of these people is being convicted of something they didn't do the trump administration calls the accelerated program operation streamline that is dick helton a new report by the ntsb shows that the man who was killed in a tesla model x crash back in march did not have his hands on the wheel kcbs has megan goals visa the vehicle was in autopilot mode at the time the report shows that thirty eight year old walter wong had been warned by the car several times to put his hands on the wheel and he had but says brian cooley editor at large if cenex roadshow automotive sites so it appears when the crash happened the vehicle veered away into the crash barrier the driver's hands were not on the wheel we don't know what his state of mind was in terms of whether he even was looking up and paying attention to this this report is another black eye for the economist car industry he says this is when you stick your nose out i into a new technology you're gonna get punched a few times on the other hand this may be exposing troubling trend that they're autopilot technology is making more errors than even a new technology should that's.
Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars
"Family services she says she still replays over and over again what happened and what she could have done differently in downtown la margaret cho arrow knx ten seventy newsradio discoveries on mars are furthering the case of possible life on the red planet knx ten seventy s carrot adams joins us live with details we're not talking about finding martians but nasa scientists say their curiosity rover did find more organic molecules and seasonal increases of methane gas on mars organic molecules in rocks from an ancient lake bed those were ganic molecules could have come from life we don't know that there was ever life on mars that's jin ikin broad senior researcher chris webber says what's exciting about the discoveries is that they are potential building blocks of possible life on mars he says because on earth ninety five percent of methane gas comes from living organisms so if we see methane in the martian atmosphere that means it has something is happening today it's being released or it's being created you can learn more about the studies and the journal science brian all right thanks karen twelve thirty three on knx leader of house moderates says his group has tentatively agreed to an offer from conservatives to help young dreamer immigrant's day in the us legally california congressman jeff denham says details remain unclear but the proposal is for young immigrants to stay in the us for eight years under a new trump administration plan the number of deportation cases heard in san diego would increase dramatically right now a handful of cases is hurt each day under operation streamline the number could go to one hundred or more a process that worries immigration attorney jeremy warren we're very concerned that this is going to be kind of calcutta justice and people are expected to be dealt with in half an hour last denying them basic fundamentals of the justice system argues not so says mark krikorian at the center for immigration studies which welcomes the accelerated program sends the message that crossing the border is not some trivial thing it's not a lark you're actually going to be tried for similar programs are already underway along the border in texas and zona to calhoun can extend seventy newsradio and environmental groups has.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"On w m al we're here with mark krikorian from the center for immigration studies he is on the border he's in texas down near the mexican border and and mark you've seen some things we visited with some people who live along the border and some of the things that they have to deal with what are you seeing down there what are the some of the experiences you're hearing one thing was really remarkable yesterday we went and visited some farmers who have farm right the river right on the rio grande they grow grapefruit and other things citrus fruits and then there's some other farms their that growth beets and other things so there's also and this is what really struck me the rio grande sometimes has no water in it and other times if floods so years ago and i'm talking like forty plus years ago they built a levee back from the river basically a wall a real wall but as a flood control measure and on the other side is farmland there's no houses but the point that is to keep the water out away from house so that's great and then when the bush administration took over they said wait look this is now becoming a way of illegal immigrants coming over so we need to put a fence on top of this levee to make sure it's tall enough so they did that there are some places it's basically eighteen feet high everywhere well there are places you can cross over the levee because the farmer has to get down to his land and so they were gonna put a gate their big fence eighteen foot high but with a gate what they said was a farmer told me the bush administration built defense less the opening then they ran out of time to put the gate in because obama took over an abandoned the project so there's a great fence with a forty foot wide opening big beautiful door out there now they're told that you know the trump administration is working on you know getting those gates put in but in the meantime the border patrol has to keep an eye on these you know huge openings in what is pretty good wall fence combination what's amazing stuff so when you talk to these guys they must.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And am six thirty two hillary good morning wednesday morning six oh seven joining us at six thirty five said about half an hour we'll be class' savas that he'll give us his take got all the events so far of the week at 705 it's mark krikorian from the center for immigration studies with the review the president's immigration roundtable which had the president saying things like shut down over at edel five sovereign jedi from the daily caller with us the democrats memo did they set a trap for the president he'll tell us a mary walter and i'm here of vince cardi's or morning adam schiff is the ranking member on the house intelligence committee chief trump critic has been aggressively going after the president of the united states and his associates for what he thinks he's collusion with the russian governor and to undermine our democracy just asking questions is what he says he wants to know what what happened in that trump tower meeting in two thousand sixteen what happened when don jr sat down with vitelio with natalia vessel night sky to have a conversation about information about hillary clinton and all he got was adoption saaf he wants to know more he wants to know more because this sounds like collusion it sounds like there are crimes of foot and these these need to be solved well that's the case then why is it that adam schiff entertained the following phone call from russian pranksters of course he he.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Had we'll pick it up and give you your money back go to helixsleepcom slash talk radio right now and we'll give you fifty dollars towards your custom mattress that's helix sleep dot com slash talk radio clouds will decrease tonight as high pressure starts to move in across the midwest central iowa will be drive with lows in the lower teens a mostly sunny skies expected on monday but with the northwest wind highs will be in the upper 20s a warm front will left over the state on tuesday the majority of the day we'll be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the lower 40s more cloud cover will move in for wednesday as a cold front pushes through the state afternoon highs are still expected to reach the 40s that's latest news radio 1040 who threeday weather forecast i'm channel 13 meteorologist umbrella ggender 1134 and boone it's fourteen here in des moines flurries and north wounded a links are wind chill index seven the bomb van the temperature schill said seventy degrees i believe manila white american and were you days ago the white house came out with its determination as to how to change immigration in this country the center for immigration studies under the general leadership or mark krikorian but also andrew a arthur is concerned about a headline is the white house immigration outline released and it's not good it could change tomorrow but as it stands now this is a preemptive surrender on several issues amanda can break it down forces the honorable andrew arthur who's a resident fellow in law and policy for the center for immigration studies a washingtonbased research institute that examines the impact of immigration on american society and andrew arthur welcome again to the bill cunningham show andrew houria great how're are you doing today a good well good in a sense.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"A little news quiz for you here and we're talking about immigration lives and quotes frenzy if you can guess who who is behind these excellent words of wisdom listen to this there's no denying that many blacks share the same exact ids as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our southern border sense that what's happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before the number of immigrants added to the labor force every years of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century if this huge influx of mostly lowskilled workers provide some benefits to the economy is all it also threatens to depress further the wages of bluecollar americans and put strains on are already overburdened safety net i mean unbelievable conservative stuff here also if i'm being honest with myself i must admit that i'm not entirely immune to nativist sentiments when i see mexican flags waved a pro immigration demonstrations i sometimes feel flush of patriotic resentment when i'm forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car i feel a certain frustration now these the words of of steve king of mark krikorian of donald trump of tom cotton of bob goodlatte could be any of those any of those no those are the words of barack obama and the audacity of hope his biography they don't like him unlike say the mid2000s this is the former president of the united states saying this could you imagine any democrats saying those words today now they sound like this tracking down rounding up and deporting millions of people isn't realistic anyone who suggests otherwise isn't being straight with you it's also not who we are as americans might wanna get a time machine go back and have a debate with yourself by 749 wmal mcneil sedation dentistry started over a decade ago because i wanted to be able to provide dental care to what now turns out to be a significant portion of the population those individuals who had a fear associated with prediced dental experiences its estimated over one in ten adults are.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on The Fifth Column
"Like you know donald trump and mark krikorian and all these people felt there there's a lot of people on a lot of sides and they can all be wrong but there is an argument that it does have a slight downward pressure on wages of put a demonstration where it is but it's it's it's minimal as other people to say hey no this is actually as those are the things that we should be talking about i think that's the real issue and to into a pile to add onto that that literature is is contested it's interesting news either a slight downturn or there's not much on the fact that there's a slight uptick the but for me what becomes persuasive in in all that of the argumentation is that people who are worried about this the ralph nader bernie sanders donald trump marker korean view they all are treating the question of the economy as a pie that has a fixed border is a twelve inch pack by can't be thirteen inches and immigrants of all varieties but low in other low skilled immigrants as much as anyone else if not more they grow the pie they they start their own crap i mean when i was an illegal immigrants in czecholsovakia i started a business and that's what illegal immigrants do your i'm here i don't know what to do i miss brito's this is so many lousy mexican through blazes in in central europe in 1983 were there that postcommunist welfare's leader i think so.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The right way that's what some people have proposed that kind of thing comes up a walk when you're talking about amnesty for illegal immigrants whatever particular group you're talking about i just think it's not sustainable because you can of hundreds of thousands of people who were permanently barred from becoming american citizens for me that you know that the anti republican and small are republican fence and i just don't think it resonates with people as soon as the ink was dry and a deal like that the democrats would start a campaign against jim crow immigration oppression by the evil republicans in congress will just came in a few here's anyone did not barred for becoming citizens there disbarred from getting this shortcut which has come in and live off the largest of the land in the legal uh in an illegal status you want to be a citizen you've got every right to be as the same right as other people go to your home country and go through the right channels yeah i mean but the point is that you know that that opening is relatively narrow we had a relatively poorly educated there's just no you know they wouldn't be able to do that there is no glory for them and that should be well that w if they've been here in america and and and learning from american public schools they probably are rather poorly educated i in fact a very large share of them stone even have a high school diploma even the people with the dream with the daca amnesty which requires a certain part do you have to have signed up for an education program that sorta thing it's kind of a phony educational equipment this should not be the the the dog dhaka recipients you see on tv are not representative of the seven hundred thousand nancy pelosi just treated at about a dhaka dreamer who you know graduated doubles chromosome lauda and and as you know getting their doctorate degree right now by the way how you know but that's a whole nother story other getting that got education you're telling me mark krikorian that that's not your typical dreamer no of course i mean the now i mean i don't doubt that uh i mean i don't think nancy pelosi was making that up on this cracked seven hundred thousand people some of.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"They should have to get in line with everybody else and go through the same process as everyone else that's number two for me i think the republicans ship push hard and get everything on on on uh image gratien that they wants to get everything okay so but without any leverage with democrats in the senate specific leverage can be that yes they can get line to become legal like everyone else okay so there's some some reprieve some amnesty they could get him ride like everybody else sure okay they could they could go through we have a process and they go live on the united states go through the process do whatever they have to do to be to get visas or whatever it i'm with you but there's one did there's an exception here this is they're not going to go home to their home countries what am i can apply while than that's a different thing if what you're suggesting is go back to your home countries where you're suggesting is that they give back into the regular immigration order and that there is no deal whatsoever meaning meaning this leverage not be used in any way so so the the key the trick here is guys like mark krikorian who by the way our immigration hardliners have for many years been very insistent on in direction that you're see this is an opportunity they say look we could trade a couple hundred thousand of these young adults for serious concessions on immigration in order to improve our immigration system won't give a little bit here eight hundred thousand people would give on that nobody thinks citizenship the white house isn't even saying citizenship yet they're saying a legal status or permanent legal status in exchange for if you get the good stuff e verify an industry migration and ended the diversity visa lottery and a border wall and and border and border security funding if you can get all that things have all those things it makes it worth it if you give them legal status but they can never become citizens.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Can language bureau a rocket scientist or something like that or that your you know mary you married an american laws legit i'm all for that but basically thing look we need to get fifty thousand visas at land two people around the world because this is basically the assumption of a system of the program is that every country in the world has the right and entitlement to be able to send people here why don't we have a national referendum on that question mark krikorian view think the average the that every one in the world has a quote unquote right the come to the united states of america yellow they don't want to put that will a vote i mean there's no way to do that obviously but yeah i mean that that essentially the assumption here is that everyone has the right to come here really that the bait beyond behind hillary clinton's immigration plant last year was that anyone who can stepped foot on the united states and not kill people get stay whether they're illegal or not right either lottery one of a security problem security related problems is that it that dick disproportionately a way for people from terror it infested countries to get here in other words only five percent less than five percent of all immigrant last year came through the program but he plus percent of immigrants from algeria and pakistan came here through that programming even like saudi arabia fifty fifteen percent of immigrants from saudi arabia came through this programme which was much smaller for everybody else well are there i mark or their eve work requirements here amid kit a when you get a when you get a diversity a lottery here can you go on welfare uh well you have your under the faint anybody else who the green card you have to work for certain a lotta time and some people you at one kid download ruled golf you get it on their view that he once you get your are the same for any any other immigrant but the question is when you pick the people what are we picking them four and all they have to have is a high school diploma or culinary gaba experience in a job that will require high school diploma but on a.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on 790 KABC
"I mean i this isn't come up in this current interational of the day but you know if he's got a long arm of choice asia's and you're undocumented your i hear your added here to me your god now if you have charges criminal charges you'd be you should be in the pokey any way but in this case if you're undocumented illegal and you're committing crimes you're out of here and the other point mark is i don't know how much of this is still going on but it was a problem in the to thousands you come across the border illegally to me it's deport deport right there i don't nothing deport criminals catch and deport not catch and release catch and deport maher i don't want those things to go by the way sized very important me you're woah i mean as i'm not going to mars sense of this got a minute left comfort bogart the box into the fight the buried with parma i know will win um and what you're saying is true in it even relate to the dreamer debate because all of these dreamer measure whether wherever there introduce by would let people with multiple misdemeanor dry rich and you'll be able to vote you i agree with you by hats are either i agree with that i think should get an home but let's not mistake criminal for workers we need all right now fair enough this is a very nicely done conversation more overlap between you too then i would have thought mark krikorian center for legal and immigration says thank you to march fell b c on president an immigration where it's usa the immigration debate will go on and on folks stay with me i got our aid team on money and politics lots to talk about i'm kudlow please stay.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And a low fifty seven tomorrow mostly sunny skies high around seventy five degrees by now reagan national sixty nine degrees seven seventeen onto we just suck to mark krikorian for the from the center for immigration studies penick talking about like hey president obama unfair to call what president trump did cruel clearly the president of the united states the current one could have decided just to end daca entirely he was facing down these lawsuits from ten states attorneys general and but he didn't decide to do that in fact you decide you know we're going to do six more months of this and in them ever than ever month you can get renewed sir for another full two years of having this daca status a lot of leeway but enough time for congress to begin deciding how they wanna make this into law and taking it out of the hands of the president the united states who can't just arbitrarily makeup law on his own well the the reaction by the press though was such that you would have thought that president trump was a dictator a fascist dictator yesterday based on what he did i mean this you don't have to look too far to find many examples of it let's start with jim a cost of from the book the press briefing room yesterday the president not come out and make this announcement himself lina into his his his his decision on these kids their lives or online because of what he's doing in large part i think part of the legal process this was deemed illegal by i think i just about every legal expert that you can find in the country including many of the llamas to own attorneys said that this was not lawful program and therefore it would be the department of justice ten may a legal recommendation and that's what they dead lives were on the line this jim costuming these kids lives are on the line how can president trump didn't say anything like.
"mark krikorian" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Now's the those who are lowest priorities for forced diligent patriotic young readers who grew up pledging allegiance to overfly should be able to apply toward here and study here and pay their taxes here pay their taxes yeah right diligent patriotic hard working yeah right eight four four five hundred forty two forty two a joining us now here on the fifth anniversary or within a day or so of the fifth anniversary of the dreamers executive order is jessica vaughn from the center for immigration studies a jessica your colleague mark krikorian had a good column in the national national review dot com about s and what what's the story with with donald trump why is it why isn't he ended this program that was one of his campaign promises we keep asking that i'm not getting a very good answer there there are one hundred ninety two people on average today getting back in legal amnesty that we created by president obama and i there's no reason not to end it it one thing if they said okay hey we're going to not give anything about people who already have it but there's no reason to keep it banding the program by issuing new work permits to new dreamers who come in the door demanding data i bet it not provided by the law and it could argue i think pretty convincingly that gig continued a tenth of its rolling amnesty is encouraging more people try to come here illegally and if it was unconstitutional for obama could do it it unconstitutional for president trump to keep and and as with so many other aspects of american immigration post 19th 65 isn't very large element of fraud involved in this with these people claiming that they've been here for all these years how absolutely they didn't know interview for each applicant the ustr yet which it the agency that responsible for reviewing application bear staff we're told could do what they called light end lean background check on them uh we would be another way to describe it arrive right hide knife through butter.