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Jorge Ramos Misstates the Facts in Attempt to Counter Trump on Birthright Citizenship

By Ronald W. Mortensen, September 1, 2015

Since being thrown out of Donald Trump's press conference in Iowa last week, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has undertaken a full-blown propaganda campaign designed to portray Trump's stated intention to end birthright citizenship as creating a situation where "terror would necessarily reign" in "Trumpland". According to Ramos, all current and future children born to aliens in the United States will be stateless with no passports and no home countries. However, what Ramos conveniently ignores is that the home countries of illegal alien children born in the United States, commonly referred to as "anchor babies", recognize them as citizens regardless of where the kids are born. Read more...

Could Trump's Immigration Plan Work?

By Ronald W. Mortensen, August 25, 2015

The consensus of establishment Republicans, the media, political pundits, and other elites appears to be that Trump cannot implement his immigration proposals. If anyone other than Trump were proposing it, they would likely be right. However, a closer look at the Trump plan shows that it could work if Trump uses his warrior personality and deal-making ability to push it forward. Read more...

Trumping Trump
According to the ACLU, La Raza, the New York Times, and the SSA, 75% of illegal immigrants commit felonies

By Ronald W. Mortensen, July 7, 2015
According to the ACLU, La Raza, the New York Times, and the SSA, 75% of illegal immigrants commit felonies

Did Donald Trump overstate the level of crime committed by illegal immigrants? Not according to the ACLU, the National Council of La Raza, the New York Times, and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

According to these organizations, as many as 75 percent of illegal immigrants use unlawfully obtained Social Security numbers to pay payroll (Social Security) taxes. That, in turn, means that the vast majority of illegal immigrants are committing multiple federal and state felonies including forgery, Social Security fraud, perjury on I-9 forms, and identity theft. Read more...

Another High-Profile Advocate for Illegal Aliens Bites the Dust in Utah

By Ronald W. Mortensen, June 15, 2015

Illegal aliens in Utah, along with the Obama administration and amnesty advocacy groups, are mourning the forced resignation of Utah's pro-amnesty Salt Lake City police chief, Chris Burbank, who abruptly surrendered his gun and badge following his mishandling of a sexual harassment case.

Burbank's resignation comes after former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, another darling of illegal aliens, pro-amnesty groups, and the Obama administration, was charged with nine felonies, including bribery, illegally accepting gifts, and obstruction of justice. Read more...

IRS Protects and Rewards Illegal Aliens

By Ronald W. Mortensen, June 8, 2015

Whether intentional or otherwise, the Internal Revenue Service all too often sides with illegal aliens who routinely commit multiple employment-related felonies that do terrible harm to American citizens. The favoritism that the IRS extends to illegal aliens includes the following: Read more...

Pandering on Immigration Isn't Going to Win the White House for the GOP

By Ronald W. Mortensen, April 14, 2015

Following Mitt Romney's defeat in 2012, the Republican elites and their overpaid, habitual-loser political consultants blamed the loss on Romney's tough stance on illegal immigration. If only Romney would have been more compassionate and accommodating on the illegal immigration issue, he would now be president, according the Republican loser class. But the facts show just the opposite. Read more...

Rubio Joins Another Gang
Sides with high-tech billionaires in attack on middle-class jobs

By Ronald W. Mortensen, March 23, 2015
Sides with high-tech billionaires in attack on middle-class jobs

Marco Rubio just can't seem to stay away from gangs, or to tell the truth about gang-sponsored legislation. Read more...

Rubio's Gullibility and Misleading Statements Should End His Presidential Hopes

By Ronald W. Mortensen, March 6, 2015

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is either exceptionally gullible or just plain dishonest. In either case, he has repeatedly demonstrated that he is not qualified to be president of the United States. Read more...

Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Raise Surrender Flag on Illegal Immigration

By Ronald W. Mortensen, February 2, 2015

Twenty-seven police chiefs and sheriffs from around the country have raised the surrender flag on illegal immigration and filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting President Obama's executive amnesty for illegal aliens.

Among the most vociferous of these law enforcement officers is Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. Read more...

Employers Need Amnesty Before Helping Illegal Alien Employees Gain Legal Status

By Ronald W. Mortensen, January 21, 2015

President Obama's executive amnesty for illegal aliens has put employers in a bind since, unlike the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, it does not explicitly grant employers of illegal aliens amnesty. Employers are, therefore, being advised to exercise extreme caution in helping their illegal alien employees apply for legal status until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses its guidance and rule-making processes to grant them amnesty from knowingly hiring illegal aliens. Thus, in addition to ongoing legislative and judicial initiatives to stop the executive amnesty, efforts should be made to prevent DHS from extending the amnesty to employers of illegal aliens. Read more...

Agribusiness Lobbyists Have Second Thoughts about Executive Amnesty

By Ronald W. Mortensen, January 13, 2015

The old adage warns "Be careful what you wish for", and a Garth Brooks song thanks God for unanswered prayers. So it is interesting to watch those in the agriculture sector squirm now that their wishes and prayers have been answered.

Flash back to 2005 and the Agricultural Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR) was telling people that amnesty for illegal aliens will allow them to meet the shortage of legal agricultural workers: Read more...

Open Borders: A Threat to Public Health

By Ronald W. Mortensen, October 28, 2014

The Obama administration's unrelenting focus on open borders has exposed Americans to deadly diseases and has politicized the public health agencies that are charged with protecting the health of Americans — the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Rather than putting the health of Americans first, these agencies, which once took their roles to protect the public seriously, now go to great lengths to ensure that foreign nationals from countries with serious diseases are allowed to freely enter the United States. And they only act to protect the public when forced to do so by public pressure and by state officials. Read more...

Could There Finally Be an Alternative to the Pro-Illegal Alien Facebook?

By Ronald W. Mortensen, October 3, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is funding his anti-American escapades in Mexico, his attack on the middle-class through demands for more visas for foreign workers, and his pro-illegal alien and employer amnesty campaign with funds generated by exploiting Facebook users.

According to the manifesto of a new social network, Ello, today's social media magnates are buying and selling people through the data that they collect on users and then sell to advertisers. Ello believes that "collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical" since, under the guise of offering a "free" service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy. Read more...

McCain Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for ISIS on America's Southern Border

By Ronald W. Mortensen, September 2, 2014

Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) dogged support for illegal aliens and open borders has left the United States vulnerable to terrorists. This has not gone unnoticed by ISIS, also known as ISIL and IS, which reportedly is prepared to launch terrorist operations in the United States from across the southern border.

Unlike McCain, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey recognizes our vulnerability: "Because of open borders and immigration issues, it [ISIS] is an immediate threat," Dempsey said at a Department of Defense press conference. In addition, according to Saudi King Abdullah, the threat posed by ISIS to the United States is imminent. Speaking to newly appointed ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, Abdullah warned that if the United States ignores the ISIS threat, it could face terror attacks within two months. Read more...

Questions about the Surge of Unaccompanied Illegal-Alien Minors

By Ronald W. Mortensen, June 24, 2014

Much has been written about the large numbers of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States. However there are a myriad of questions that need to be asked and answered about the effect that this will have on the United States. Here are a couple of dozen:

Who Is Paying?

  1. Are American taxpayers covering the $1.4 billion to $2 billion costs to care for children illegally entering the United States while still continuing to provide hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign assistance to the home countries of these children?

Illegal Aliens Receive Immediate Medical Care; Veterans Left to Die

By Ronald W. Mortensen, June 12, 2014

In response to an influx of young illegal aliens, the Obama administration has moved rapidly to provide them with a full range of medical and other services. In response to the needs of American veterans, the president has failed to keep campaign promises made seven years ago. Read more...

Radio Talkers Giving Illegal Aliens a Pass on Identity Theft

By Ronald W. Mortensen, May 28, 2014

Conservative talk radio hosts frequently talk about the scourge of identity theft as they do paid commercials designed to get their listeners to sign up for identity theft protection. However they don't tell their listeners that illegal immigration and identity theft go hand-in-hand, since illegal aliens routinely use the Social Security numbers of Americans in order to get jobs, credit, etc. Read more...

Illegal Aliens and Child ID Theft: "Acts of Hate"?

By Ronald W. Mortensen, May 5, 2014

Why does Jeb Bush hate American dads and their children? That question flows naturally from the fact that the illegal-alien dads, who Jeb has said sneak into the United States as an "act of love" for their families, immediately turn to what can only be described as "acts of hate" against American families.

One of the very first things that Jeb's illegal-alien dads do is to illegally obtain a Social Security number (a felony) in order to get jobs and other benefits reserved for American citizens and legal immigrants. Read more...

How Many Illegal Aliens Would Jeb Bush Amnesty?

By Ronald W. Mortensen, April 10, 2014

Like Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Chris Christie, Senator Chuck Schumer, and other amnesty advocates, Jeb Bush seems to believe that if you don't acknowledge that the vast majority of illegal aliens commit multiple, job-related felonies then the felonies don't exist.

And like the other amnesty advocates, he appears to believe that if he throws enough gorilla dust in the air that he will be able to put one over on the American people. Read more...

Evangelical Immigration Table — Purveyor of Principles or Ravenous Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

By Ronald W. Mortensen, January 31, 2014

The Evangelical Immigration Table has developed its own principles for immigration reform that attempt to "honor both the rule of law (Romans 13) and the call to welcome the stranger (Matthew 25)".

However, a problem arises when the evangelical principles are applied to the following, real-life equation:

Illegal Aliens = Child Identity Theft

Wells Fargo Official Links Lending to Immigration Reform

By Ronald W. Mortensen, January 21, 2014

According to a Utah Policy report, during a pre-legislative CEO briefing at the Salt Lake Chamber, Dave Golden, the head of Wells Fargo Bank's western commercial lending division and an influential member of the Salt Lake Chamber, said that bankers won't start lending until they see stability and certainty in tax policy, immigration reform, health care, and debt management.

Including immigration reform among the conditions for banks to start lending is consistent with Wells Fargo's long-standing emphasis on gaining the business of individuals who are unlawfully in the United States and who rely on the Mexican "matricula" card for identification to open bank accounts. Read more...

Will Boehner Lose the House by Shifting the Focus from Obamacare to Amnesty for Illegal Aliens?

By Ronald W. Mortensen, January 17, 2014

Many House Republicans put politics ahead of principle when they voted for the budget deal that funds the government through FY2015. They reportedly did this in order to keep the focus on Obamacare, which many Republicans believe is the key to success in the 2014 mid-term elections.

However, Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) and other key members of the House leadership now appear to be getting ready to switch the focus from Obamacare to immigration reform. Read more...

NIF's Shurtleff Caught Up in Criminal Investigation
May involve activities related to immigration enforcement

By Ronald W. Mortensen, January 9, 2014
May involve activities related to immigration enforcement

Two senior Republican Utah state senators, Lyle Hillyard and John Valentine, have raised concerns about the competency, disarray, big losses, and missteps of the Utah Attorney General's Office. However, during the 12 years that Republican Mark Shurtleff served as Attorney General, these same legislators, along with their Republican and Democrat counterparts, said nothing in spite of red flags popping up everywhere.

Interestingly, Utah legislators are not the only ones who were willing to overlook Shurtleff's questionable activities. The National Immigration Forum (NIF) worked closely with Shurtleff to promote amnesty for illegal aliens during the time that he was still serving as Utah's Attorney General. Once Shurtleff left office, the NIF appointed Shurtleff to its board of directors, where he continues to serve as of this writing. And the NIF continues to use Shurtleff as a high-profile "conservative" spokesperson for amnesty. Read more...

Immigration Reform: American Bankers Association Chief Calls for Open Borders and Amnesty

By Ronald W. Mortensen, November 21, 2013

Frank Keating, head of the American Bankers Association, has finally come clean about big business' ultimate immigration reform goal — totally open borders with the unrestricted movement of millions of foreign workers into the United States.

In a remarkably candid Op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, Keating writes:

We cannot support open borders for trade but not for people. ... As Ronald Reagan might have put it, it's time to open the doors.

NIF Needs to Drop Amnesty Push and Stand Up for American Kids
Board Member Reconfirms that Illegal Aliens Commit Child Identity Theft

By Ronald W. Mortensen, November 4, 2013
Board Member Reconfirms that Illegal Aliens Commit Child Identity Theft

National Immigration Forum (NIF) board member and former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has once again acknowledged that illegal aliens commit child identity theft. Read more...

National Immigration Forum Board Member: Prosecute, Deport Illegals Using US Kids' Social Security Numbers

By Ronald W. Mortensen, October 29, 2013

President Obama and the National Immigration Forum (NIF) are ramping up the pressure on Republicans in the House to legalize millions of illegal aliens and to create a pathway to citizenship for them. NIF is flying in pro-amnesty lobbyists today to push House Republicans to back the Schumer-Rubio bill passed by the Senate in June.

However, according to comments made by an NIF Board member, former Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, illegal aliens are involved in serious felonies including rampant child identity theft. While serving as Utah Attorney General in 2005, Shurtleff issued a press release and held a press conference where he said: Read more...

House Conservatives Targeted by Bloomberg-Soros-Zuckerberg Amnesty Snake Oil Peddlers

By Ronald W. Mortensen, October 22, 2013

According to USA Today, around 300 "conservatives" will be flown to Washington D.C. by the same people who brought us the 2008 economic meltdown, record levels of illegal immigration, rampant child identity theft, a declining middle class, and efforts to implement gun control, and who openly consort with self-declared felons. Read more...

Expanding the "Lower Class" Through Immigration Reform

By Ronald W. Mortensen, September 19, 2013

The headline in the Christian Science Monitor reads: "US poverty rate steady at 15 percent, but 'lower class' is booming". According to the Monitor: Read more...

Heal Thyself Archbishop – Moral Obligation Is Not a One-Way Street

By Ronald W. Mortensen, September 12, 2013

The Rev. John C. Nienstedt, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, asserts that "We have a moral obligation to provide those who have come here [illegally] with an opportunity for full citizenship."

The archbishop's effort to impose a moral obligation on all Americans for the benefit of foreign nationals is nothing new and it is done with a high level of confidence that we will accept yet another moral obligation because of the guilt imposed on us by influential religious, political, media, and civic leaders. Read more...

Syria and Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

By Ronald W. Mortensen, September 4, 2013

Could the president's decision to ask Congress for a resolution supporting military action in Syria be a major setback for the proponents of amnesty for illegal aliens?

Before Syria entered the mix, advocates for "comprehensive immigration reform" were already worried that the limited number of legislative days through the end of the calendar year would make it difficult to pass an amnesty bill that covers both illegal aliens and their employers, in addition to substantially increasing legal immigration. Read more...