Official Report: 22% Of US Population Can’t Speak English

22 percent of people in US cannot speak English, report finds reports: The report revealed a new trend in migration to the U.S where immigrants are dispersed throughout the nation instead of clustering in a few states and cities.

 For example, while the number of immigrants in the last eight years increased 9 percent, the foreign born population surged 15 percent or more in 15 states. The report said those states are: North Dakota, West Virginia, South Dakota, Delaware, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Indiana, Florida, Nevada, Washington, Iowa, and Maryland.

“Approximately nine million immigrants, or one in every five, reside in these 15 states.” said the report.

Mexicans and Cubans dominated the influx, followed by those from India and China.

 Legal immigrants with green cards in the top 15 states were slightly outnumbered by illegal alien. From the report:

 More than 1.6 million foreign nationals in the top 15 states obtained lawful permanent residence (LPR status, also known as getting a green card) between fiscal year (FY) 2010 and 2016. They accounted for 22 percent of the 7.4 million immigrants who received green cards during the same period nationwide.

 The 15 states were home to about 1.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the 2010-14 period, or about 15 percent of the 11 million unauthorized population in the United States.

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And many Americans read and comprehend poorly, due to marxist destruction of righteous teaching content and processes.

Open-Borders Agendas and Anti-American Bias, Underwritten by U.S. Taxpayers

By Dan Cadman on July 24, 2018

My colleagues Nayla Rush and Andrew Arthur and I have written more than once on the adverse impact that international organizations, treaties, and compacts can have on U.S. sovereignty when they bind our nation to courses of action that are not in our best interest.

To that end, Rush most recently posted a blog on the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations (UN) agency dedicated "to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society". (Of course, the question of which society actually benefits, and under what conditions, is unanswered in this feel-good postulate.) As Rush notes, although the United States is the biggest contributor to the IOM, the agency's member states recently went out of their way to snub our country in selecting a new director. And there may be repercussions to IOM for the snub when it comes time to ante up for the next round of financial commitments later in the year. Perhaps U.S. generosity will be less forthcoming.

But there is a disturbing interlocked web of anti-American bias, combined with thinly disguised open-borders platforms, that goes beyond the IOM and infects a number of international institutions of which the United States is a prime contributor. Take, for instance, the World Bank, which the United States has underwritten to the tune of between $1.5 and $2.5 billion yearly for a very long time. (See, e.g., here, here, and here.)

The World Bank has been a major sponsor and supporter of the developing UN Global Compact on Refugees and its companion Global Compact on Migration. Were the United States to sign on, each of these compacts would substantially inhibit America's sovereign ability to define its own immigration future. Both Rush and Arthur have written authoritatively about the problems inherent in each of these developing compacts (See here, here, here, and here).

Fortunately, the United States has formally withdrawn from the migration compact, although the work has gone on. Indeed, a "final draft" was developed and published on July 11 of this year. Even the most cursory examination of this final draft reveals some of the reasons our country chose to withdraw. For instance, item 20 of the "Objectives for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" contained in the document posits as a goal:

Promote faster, safer and cheaper transfer of remittances and foster financial inclusion of migrants.

If jobs are a major magnet for illegal immigration to our country — and they are — one of the reasons those jobs are desirable is that aliens working illegally can send remittances back in their home countries. However admirable on a personal level, remittances are a huge economic problem for the United States. The money that flows outward is gone forever, and unavailable to our economy to better the lives of the underprivileged, underemployed citizens, and legal residents living here.

We aren't talking about minor sums. The Pew Research Center has estimated that, in 2016 alone, remittances flowing outward from the United States, never to be seen again, amounted to $138.165 billion. Tally that amount year after year, and you get a sense of what a black hole remittances have become.

It seems counterintuitive to the goals of a compact ostensibly dedicated to orderly, legal migration to encourage a free flow of remittances outward from countries like the United States: countries that are recipients of large inward flows of illegal border-crossers and visa overstayers, who then seek unlawful employment, displacing native workers and in the process sending huge sums abroad, sums lost to our economy.

This isn't the only mismatch between theoretical goals and ground-truth outcomes in regulating immigration in a humane, lawful way. There are so many, in fact, that one has to question the entire document and the intent of its drafters. It would seem that the true goal is not to slow down the pace of mass migrations taking place throughout the world, but rather to find ways to "regularize" them via quasi-legal means so as to deceive the receiving populations into believing that all is well.

Consider, for instance, this language in item 21 under Objective 5 ("Enhance availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration"):

We commit to adapt options and pathways for regular migration in a manner that facilitates labour mobility and decent work reflecting demographic and labour market realities, optimizes education opportunities, upholds the right to family life, and responds to the needs of migrants in a situation of vulnerability, with a view to expanding and diversifying availability of pathways for safe, orderly and regular migration.

Reduced to its essence, this statement says, "We commit to adapt[ing] options and pathways for regular migration ... and respond[ing] to the needs of migrants ... with a view to expanding and diversifying the availability of pathways."

It is a singularly migrant-centric point of view that has nothing to say about native displacements resulting from inflows. It isn't a stretch to conclude that what in fact the authors seek is not to regulate pathways so much as to oblige signatory nations to "flexibly" redefine existing legal and international mechanisms in such a way as to interpret migratory floods as legal and acceptable to the maximum extent possible.

To figure out how this state of affairs came to pass, it's worth examining the organizational infrastructure used to develop this final draft. It reads like a classic shell structure of companies whose sole purpose is to obfuscate ownership of assets, usually for illegal purposes like evasion of taxes.

Although prepared under the auspices of the UN, the actual compact drafting work was farmed out to the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Development Program (UNDP).

Those organizations, in turn, further farmed out the drafting to an organization known as KNOMAD (the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development), which describes itself as "an initiative coordinated by the World Bank that has been established and envisaged as a platform for synthesising and generating knowledge and policy expertise around migration and development issues". Quite a mouthful.

(By the way, what is it with this creepy use of the letter "K" in various acronyms these days? As I noted recently, Amazon has done the same thing with its facial "Rekognition" software.)

The alliance between the World Bank and KNOMAD, which has ostensibly been working under the aegis of the OECD, is confirmed by substantive remarks that can be found in an "Experts Meeting" paper from April 2018 discussing the global migration compact, with an overview presented by Dilip Ratha, who is simultaneously a senior economist at the World Bank and KNOMAD's chief executive officer.

Dilip Ratha is described in an OECD document touching on migration affairs as "Manager, Migration and Remittances Unit and Head, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) in the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank. He is the focal point for the World Bank's Migration Working Group and the Diaspora Bond Task Force, and a co-coordinator of the (G8) Global Remittances Working Group".

Thus you have the UN, the World Bank, the OECD, and KNOMAD all wrapped tightly together, with Ratha being one of the main threads holding this collaborative effort together. Ratha's predisposition toward migrants and in favor of massive use of remittances can be found in some of his work for the World Bank, including a blog he writes for the World Bank called "PEOPLE MOVE: A blog about migration, remittances and development". (See, e.g., this posting, "Record high remittances to low- and middle-income countries in 2017".)

Despite views that tilt so clearly and heavily in favor of migrants, migration, remittances, and the like, if one examines the official website of the U.S. Mission to the OECD, it says this:

The United States is a founding Member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The U.S. Mission to the OECD provides policy analysis and information to the U.S. Government based on the work of the OECD. It also ensures that the decisions taken by the OECD reflect the priorities of the U.S. Government." [Emphasis added.]

And yet, this avowed mission statement of ensuring the alignment of OECD and U.S. priorities is very obviously not true where the Global Compacts on Refugees or Migration are concerned. Our nearly $80 million 2017 contribution to the OECD has been used to advance the migration and refugee proposals contained in the compacts that are decidedly not in the U.S. national interest. And these out-of-balance compacts are not the only areas in which anti-U.S. bias is exhibited in OECD projects and programs.

If you follow the money, it's clear that even though we have declared our national intention not to participate in the global migration compact, we have simultaneously continued to underwrite it through this interlocking directorate of international organizations of the IOM, World Bank, OECD, and KNOMAD.




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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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