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Walls, maintenance, cost offsets and investment

Reuters estimates that The Wall for which Trump voters voted may cost as much as $21.6B, and take 3.5 years to build. The Federalist estimates that illegal immigration costs the nation $135B per year. (It’s probably safe to assume the publications have offsetting bias, so we’ll just go with their numbers.)

Using these figures, the wall costs 15% one year’s cost of illegal immigration, and has a payback period of 57 days following completion, with the assumption that an in-progress wall does not drive down illegal immigration, probably a false assumption. This also assumes, probably also incorrectly, that The Wall […]

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Why Dems Need Illegal Immigration & Sanctuary Cities – and How to Change That

Why do Dem mayors & governors demand sanctuary cities & illegal immigrants?

Political power. Nothing more or less. They are capitalizing on voter ignorance of how House representation & Electoral College votes are apportioned.

Fixing this, which is completely within our power now, can overturn some of the most significant damage done by the 17th Amendment, among the worst excesses of the Progressuve amendments.

Look at the electoral map. House Seats & Electoral College votes are zero-sum, based on TOTAL population – NOT on voting population.

Immigrants move to cities. The more immigrants, the more House seats/EC votes Dems get […]

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Just a Minute on Immigration

Speaker Ryan.

53% of the American public – more than voted for the president in 2012 –  and 30 state governors of both parties are rejecting Syrian immigration of military age men. There are no “widows and orphans” in this cohort, and you – and we – know it.

The power over immigration is a federal power.

But immigration is a power granted to the Legislative Branch – Congress, as an enumerated power under Article One, Section 8, and not to the Executive Branch – the president.

In the following list are the powers granted the president under Article 2 […]

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Does a solution to illegal immigration even exist?

Can the West protect its future from the non-Western past? Will it choose to do so?

With the Information Age in full-swing in the Developed World (the West), and the devices and communications we have invented broadcasting our culture and capabilities globally, it is sheer folly to think that people from the Developing World (the Rest) will not come here in search of a better life.

With America and the West existing as Rule of Law nations, and illegal immigration being, well, illegal, it is absurd to think that we will accept these tens of millions of illegal, predominantly uneducated […]

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Maybe Trump Understands What He’s Doing re: Immigration

… and maybe it’s different than you think.

I’d like to suggest that people look at Trump’s immigration ideas a bit differently. Trump says, essentially – build a wall then deport everyone. Two parts.

While many disagree on the latter – do we deport everyone? Only violent felons? Every felon? Everyone ever convicted of a misdemeanor? Everyone over/under some random age? – most agree that any nation has the right to control its borders.

Rather than focusing on the whom-do-we-deport part, maybe we should be focusing on the order of the two parts.

When illegals last bubbled to the top […]

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