Biden Releases Nearly 42K Border Crossers into U.S. Since Taking Office

President Joe Biden’s administration has released nearly 42,000 border crossers into the United States interior since the former vice president took office on January 20, internal data obtained by Breitbart News reveals.

Almost immediately after taking office, Biden restarted the Catch and Release process whereby border crossers are apprehended and released into the nation’s interior by ending the Remain in Mexico program and canceling U.S. cooperative asylum agreements with Central America.

As of April 10, according to internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data reviewed by Breitbart News, the Biden administration has released more than 31,000 border crossers and nearly 11,000 family units into the U.S. interior since January 23.

These totals only include border crossers released by Border Patrol into the U.S. interior and do not include likely hundreds to potentially thousands more released by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

The overwhelming majority of border crossers are being released into Texas communities near sectors in the Rio Grande Valley, Del Rio, and El Paso, Texas. Near the Rio Grande Valley sector, alone, the data shows that close to 18,000 border crossers have been released since January 23 as well as more than 72,000 family units.

In Yuma, Arizona, with a population of 96,350 residents, more than 2,300 border crossers have been released by the Biden administration and more than 560 family units.

As Breitbart News has reported, border crossers released into the U.S. interior are oftentimes paroled into the nation. The parole process allows border crossers to apply for one-year work permits so they can take American jobs while awaiting court hearings.

The mass release of border crossers has also coincided with Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders that are preventing most interior immigration enforcement by ICE agents. Biden’s Catch and Release pipeline, coupled with his sanctuary country orders, have transformed the southern border such that border crossers are unlikely to be deported once released into the U.S. interior.

New analysis projects that 1.2 million illegal aliens will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the year — an illegal immigration surge not seen since the Great Recession.

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Biden Giving Federal Workers Paid Leave to Help Border Crossers

President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly begging federal employees from various agencies to take paid leave to provide care to thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) arriving at the United States-Mexico border.

A report by the New York Times this weekend alleges the Biden administration is sending emails to federal employees asking them to take paid leave to help care for UACs who are arriving by the thousands every month.

The Times reports:

The desperate plea landed this week in the email inboxes of employees in government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and NASA: Will you consider taking a four-month paid leave from your job to help care for migrant children in government-run shelters packed with new arrivals at the border? [Emphasis added]

A briefing memo sent to administration officials this week directed the health department to “identify and deploy all available federal volunteers to support” the effort to address the increase of minors, a drive reflected by the email seeking government workers to help. As of Friday, 2,722 employees across the government have volunteered, in most cases with their salaries being picked up by the health department. Some are caring for children at shelters. Others are helping with case management, I.T. services, food delivery, transportation and other logistics. [Emphasis added]

The reported redeployment of thousands of federal employees to aid border crossers comes as the Biden administration has seen the U.S.-Mexico border become overwhelmed as a result of the policy changes made by the president in his first few weeks in office.

In March, federal immigration officials apprehended nearly 170,000 border crossers including more than 18,600 UACs, nearly 53,000 family units, and nearly 97,000 single adults. The surge in illegal immigration under Biden marks a 72 percent increase in a single month and 243 percent increased compared to March 2020.

Most concerning is the number of border crossers who are successfully illegally entering the U.S. without being detected by federal immigration officials. Breitbart News exclusively reported that about 155,000 illegal aliens have successfully crossed into the U.S. since October 2020 — roughly 1,500 “got-aways” every day.

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NY’s Homeless Veterans Ineligible for $15.6K Payments to Illegals

Homeless veterans in New York are not eligible for the $15,600 one-time payments that nearly 200,000 illegal aliens will soon receive, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) notes.

As Breitbart News has reported, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and state Democrats have struck a budget deal that includes $2.1 billion in taxpayer funding to provide unemployment benefits and stimulus checks to about 187,000 illegal aliens.

Illegal aliens who will be eligible for the one-time payment could receive up to $15,600, the equivalent of about $300 a week for one year. The aid to illegal aliens is $1.1 billion more in funding than tax credits and grants authorized for New York small businesses in the budget.

Cotton, in a statement posted online, noted the state’s homeless veterans are not eligible for the stimulus benefits:

A June 2020 report conducted by New York state officials revealed in 2019, there were 1,270 homeless veterans in the state with the overwhelming majority living in shelters. More than half of these homeless veterans are in New York City.

The New York payments to illegal aliens is a model for blue states on subsidizing illegal foreign labor that helps businesses widen profit margins by paying off-the-books wages.

The payments are also one of the largest funded programs in the New York budget. For example, the emergency rental assistance program is receiving just $300 million more than the illegal alien fund while homeowner assistance is being funded to the tune of $600 million, about $1.5 billion less than the illegal alien fund.

More than a million jobs have been lost in New York and an estimated 80,000 New York businesses may not make it to the end of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, mostly as a result of Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) rigid economic lockdowns.

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Biden Unlawfully Inflating U.S. Labor Market with Foreign Workers

American professionals who were replaced by H-1B foreign visa workers are asking a federal court to strike down an Obama-era regulation that allows companies to outsource United States jobs to the spouses of H-1B foreign visa workers.

Save Jobs USA, made up of American professionals who were fired and forced to train their H-1B foreign visa replacements in 2015 by Southern California Edison, is asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for summary judgment to prevent an Obama-era regulation governing H-4 visa holders, the spouses of H-1B visa holders, which allows them to take U.S. jobs.

In 2015, the Obama administration implemented a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation that allowed H-4 visa holders to obtain work permits to take U.S. jobs. In 2017, the Trump administration had sought to eliminate the regulation, but it was never finalized.

President Joe Biden, last month, announced that his administration would not seek to eliminate the regulation allowing H-4 visa holders to take U.S. jobs after lobbying from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other corporate interests.

Save Jobs USA’s lawsuit, in which plaintiffs are represented by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), alleges that “the statutory terms of the H-4 visa do not authorize employment” and ultimately that the Biden administration is unlawfully inflating the U.S. labor market.

The lawsuit states:

These American workers bring this action under the Administrative Procedure Act to challenge a DHS regulation designed to increase the amount of foreign labor in the United States and circumvent statutory protections for American workers by allowing — without authorization in the statute that governs the visas for both H-4 dependents and their spouses — certain aliens with H-4 visas to work in this country. The issue in this case is whether, as DHS claims, Congress has validly conferred on DHS a work-authorization power so sweeping and general that it permits DHS to issue the H-4 Rule even without any authorization in this governing statute. [Emphasis added]

Because Congress has not conferred upon DHS general authority to define classes of aliens eligible for employment through regulation, and because any such delegation of power would be unconstitutional, the H-4 Rule is in excess of DHS authority. Therefore, the Court must set it aside. [Emphasis added]

“The media has largely ignored the problem of DHS creating guestworker programs through regulation,” IRLI counsel John Miano said in a statement. “The Constitution gives Congress authority over the immigration system, but more labor now enters the U.S. job market through regulation than under laws passed by Congress.”

Today, there are nearly 100,000 H-4 visa holders who are eligible to obtain work permits to take U.S. jobs.

Meanwhile, the H-1B visa program allows companies to bring 85,000 foreign workers to take U.S. jobs each year and likely thousands more as universities and nonprofits are exempt from this annual cap.

There are about 650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment. Americans are often laid off in the process and forced to train their foreign replacements, as highlighted by Breitbart News.

The case is Save Jobs USA v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 1:15-cv-00615-TSC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Joe Biden’s DHS Considers Resuming Border Wall Construction

President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering resuming construction of the border wall after having halted construction in late January, a report claims.

An exclusive report from Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan suggests that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is considering restarting border wall construction to fill in “gaps” that exist after former President Trump’s administration constructed 450 miles from 2017 to 2020.

Dinan reports:

In a conversation with ICE employees last week Mr. Mayorkas was asked about his plans for the wall and he said that while Mr. Biden has canceled the border emergency and halted Pentagon money flowing to the wall, “that leaves room to make decisions” on finishing some “gaps in the wall.” [Emphasis added]

Mr. Mayorkas, according to notes of the ICE session reviewed by The Washington Times, said Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the wall, has submitted a plan for what it wants to see happen moving forward. [Emphasis added]

“The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended. But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished,” he said. [Emphasis added]

As one of Biden’s first acts as president, he halted construction of the border wall, a move that has prompted an investigation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Biden’s decision to halt construction has cost American taxpayers about $6 million a day, an exclusive Breitbart News report revealed.

Former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director Mark Morgan said Biden’s halt to construction has killed about 5,000 construction jobs as well as other jobs in the steel, concrete, and technology industries.

Illegal immigration has skyrocketed under the Biden administration. Last month, more than 170,000 border crossers were apprehended at the United States-Mexico border — the highest level of illegal immigration in any month in at least 15 years. The total also means illegal immigration has increased 70 percent to February.

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Multinational Corporations Kept Outsourcing U.S. Jobs in Pandemic

A number of multinational corporations and outsourcing firms continued outsourcing American white-collar jobs in Fiscal Year 2020 to H-1B foreign visa workers, data reveals.

Thirty multinational corporations, big banks, and outsourcing firms were awarded approval by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency to outsource more than 33,000 American white-collar jobs to H-1B foreign visa workers, according to data compiled by Economic Policy Institute (EPI) researchers.

“Members of Congress and Presidents from both parties over the past 14 years — who have been well-informed that the H-1B program has morphed into a corporate scam to offshore U.S. tech jobs and underpay migrant workers — have turned a blind eye to fixing it,” the EPI researchers write.

The H-1B visa program allows companies to bring 85,000 foreign workers to take American jobs each year and likely thousands more as universities and nonprofits are exempt from this annual cap.

There are about 650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment. Americans are often laid off in the process and forced to train their foreign replacements, as highlighted by Breitbart News.

The data from October 2019 to September 2020 shows that Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Qualcomm, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Walmart, and McKinsey, as well as big banks such as Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Goldman Sachs, and outsourcing firms like Infosys, Tata Consulting Services, Tech Mahindra Americas, IBM, Deloitte, Cognizant, and Capgemini were among the firms that were approved to outsource more than 33,000 American jobs.

In total, these 30 corporations, banks, and outsourcing firms were approved to import nearly 4-in-10 of all the H-1B foreign visa workers allowed to take American jobs last year.

Of the 30 top outsourcers, more than half are outsourcing firms whose business model relies on widening profit margins by outsourcing and eventually offshoring American jobs.

“Many of the outsourcing firms on this list have been reported to use the H-1B program to replace U.S. workers in cases that garnered national attention,” the researchers noted.

Even as about 17 million Americans remain jobless, all of whom want full-time work, President Joe Biden has ended former President Trump’s executive order that paused visa programs like the H-1B visa to shore up jobs for unemployed Americans.

Biden’s restarting the visa program came after corporate interests had lobbied the administration to let the Trump order expire. Many of those corporations who lobbied Biden will now more easily be able to outsource American jobs.

Despite the decision, the latest survey from Rasmussen Reports finds that 66 percent of likely U.S. voters say it is better for businesses to raise wages and provide better benefits to recruit Americans rather than importing foreign workers — 73 percent of Republicans, 63 percent of Democrats, and 62 percent of swing voters.

Likewise, 65 percent of voters said the nation’s labor market “already has enough talented people to train and recruit for most of those jobs” and does not need more.

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Biden’s ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders Cuts Deportations by 50 Percent

President Joe Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders, implemented at the start of his administration, have helped cut deportations of illegal aliens by 50 percent in March, a report reveals.

According to internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data, reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Biden orders helped cut deportations by 50 percent in March. The month before, Biden had cut deportations by 53 percent compared to January.

Biden also reduced arrests of illegal aliens by two-thirds compared to the rate of arrests in the final months of former President Trump’s administration. For perspective, in December 2020, ICE agents had arrested 4,400 criminal illegal aliens. By February, under Biden, 1,900 criminal illegal aliens were arrested — a decrease of 57 percent.

Likewise, Biden has dramatically cut the number of illegal aliens in ICE detention nationwide. In February, data showed that just a little more than 13,500 illegal aliens were in ICE custody, a record low.

In March, the Journal reports that just about 14,000 illegal aliens were in ICE custody, a steep drop compared to the more than 56,000 illegal aliens in ICE detention in 2019.

The gutting of interior immigration enforcement is a result of Biden’s sanctuary country orders that require ICE agents to effectively not arrest or deport illegal aliens unless they are recently convicted aggravated felons, terrorists, or known gang members.

If ICE agents want to arrest and deport illegal aliens outside of this narrow scope, they must get approval from senior ICE officials in Washington, D.C. Analysis finds that the Biden orders are likely to prevent about 9-in-10 deportations of illegal aliens.

“The guidelines get us to a point where someone needs to be victimized, violently, before our immigration laws are enforced,” former ICE official Jon Feere told the Journal.

In Florida, and other states, ICE agents are being prevented from taking criminal illegal aliens into their custody after their prison sentences are finished. Instead, these criminal illegal aliens are being released into American communities.

Florida, Arizona, and Montana’s Attornies General are currently suing Biden over the orders, accusing the administration of violating federal immigration law by providing sanctuary to most illegal aliens living in the United States.

At the state level, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is overseeing a targeted crackdown on illegal immigration in response to the Biden orders. DeSantis’s directives include requiring state agencies to report to local authorities whenever a criminal illegal alien is released into their community due to the Biden orders.

“These are convicted felons who are here illegally,” DeSantis said. “If you can’t remove them, then what do you have? Just a complete lawless system and a complete open border?”

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Majority of Republican Voters View Foreign Trade as Threat to U.S.

A slim majority of Republican voters now see foreign trade as a threat to the United States economy, a Gallup survey reveals.

A survey from Gallup this week finds that Republican voters’ opinions of foreign trade as a net benefit to the U.S. economy have dropped to the lowest point since the firm began tracking the opinions of voters on the issue in 1991.

Today, 51 percent of Republican voters view foreign trade, specifically imports, as a threat to the U.S. economy while just 44 percent see foreign trade as a benefit for economic growth. By comparison, in the year 2000, 59 percent of Republican voters had a positive view of foreign trade — that’s a 15 percentage point drop over the last two decades.

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The survey found that Republican voters were very favorable to former President Trump’s trade agenda that imposed tariffs on foreign steel, aluminum, and went to war against China’s crushing economic dominance.

In 2020, for example, 79 percent of Republican voters viewed foreign trade as a net benefit for the U.S. because of Trump’s economic nationalist policies that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USCMA) and imposed tariffs on a whole host of foreign imports.

This year, those favorable views have dropped 35 percent among Republican voters.

On the other hand, Democrats have become the party of foreign imports, the survey finds. In 2008, just 36 percent of Democrat voters had a positive opinion of foreign trade. Today, nearly 8-in-10 Democrat voters view foreign trade as a net benefit for the U.S. — a 43 percentage point increase.

Much of that uptick of support for foreign trade with Democrat voters is tied to the party’s changing electoral base which has increasingly encompassed wealthy professionals and the upper-middle-class voters.

The survey shows that voters with a postgraduate education are the most likely, 73 percent, socioeconomic demographic group to view foreign trade positively whereas just 56 percent of voters with a high school diploma or less are the least likely, 56 percent, to view foreign trade positively.

Swing voters are increasingly viewing foreign trade as a net negative. The survey finds that 30 percent of swing voters view foreign trade as a threat to the U.S. In 2020, just 18 percent viewed foreign trade this way.

The survey is the latest to underscore Republican voters’ support for economic nationalist policies that reshores U.S. manufacturing from abroad, cracks down on corporations for offshoring, and protects consumers with nation-of-origin labeling.

Every year, as federal data shows, Americans lose their jobs to offshoring and plant closures as a result of U.S. free trade policies. In 2020, at least 109,000 Americans were certified as having lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade.

Last month, 81 Americans employed at the General Electric Lighting-Savant in Bucyrus, Ohio were told they would be laid off as the company offshores production to China. The plant closure, which has been in the area since 1942, would mean a $100,000 tax revenue loss with a total of 200 Americans laid off in the small town of less than 12,000 residents.

Since 2001, U.S. free trade with China has eliminated at least 3.4 million American jobs. In 1985, before China entered the WTO, the U.S. trade deficit with China totaled $6 billion. In 2019, the U.S. trade deficit with China totaled more than $345 billion.

American manufacturing is vital to the U.S. economy, as every one manufacturing job supports an additional 7.4 American jobs in other industries.

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Trump Surged Hispanic Support Mostly with First-Time Swing Voters

Former President Trump surged support among Hispanic communities in the 2020 presidential election, mostly thanks to first-time voters and those who are increasingly nonpartisan toward Republicans and Democrats.

The Equis Research analysis, published in Axios, looked at how, what, and why Hispanic support swayed in Trump’s favor in the last election. Most vital to Republicans looking to duplicate the trend in future elections, the research reveals that Trump’s support among Hispanics is mostly from first-time voters and those who are swing voters and thus not locked-in Republicans.

“The shifts appear to be among those with the lowest partisan formation. We know enough to say these look like true swing voters,” the research states:

Neither party should assume that a Hispanic voter who cast a ballot for Trump in 2020 is locked in as a Republican going forward. Nor can we assume this shift was exclusive to Trump and will revert back on its own.
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Trump was also able to add new, first-time voters in the Hispanic community to his coalition of about 75 million voters — the most of any Republican candidate in American history. The research states:

Trump appeared to make gains in the last year of his term among voters usually on the sidelines of politics… the Trump coalition of Hispanic voters, still dwarfed in size by the Democratic coalition, grew on the margins thanks to a combination of defections and new voters, with likely a greater number of the latter.

In multiple regions — like Miami, Florida; the Rio Grande Valley in Texas; and Paterson, New Jersey — Trump peeled off significant Hispanic support from Democrats with a populist message that sought to keep American workers in their jobs, protected from economic lockdowns as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

“Biden was acting like he wanted to do a complete shutdown. Trump wanted to reopen the states, return to normal,” one voter told Equis Research analysts in a focus group.

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“[Voting for Trump] suited me because of my job,” a 31-year-old Amazon delivery driver in Wisconsin told analysts, noting he was a first-time Trump voter. “This year things have gone much better for me. The way he communicates made me hesitate. But I voted for him more for economic reasons.”

While Democrats’ messaging in 2018 surrounding Trump’s “Zero Tolerance Policy” proved effective, though court records show the federal government has long separated adult border crossers from the children they arrive with, the level of opposition to immigration restrictionism as a reason to support Democrats has dropped significantly among Hispanic voters since 2016.

“There are many Hispanics who voted for [Trump] because … for example, Obama talked about immigration and didn’t do anything. He says, he promises, and he didn’t act,” a 42-year-old Peruvian-born Hispanic woman told analysts. She was a first-time Trump voter in 2020.

“Meanwhile, Trump didn’t say and he didn’t promise and he didn’t act,” she said. “It’s what many people didn’t like about him, he says things clearly and directly. Unlike other presidents who talked and didn’t act.”

The research once again affirms a nationalist-populist message, with a fierce pro-law enforcement streak, resonating with non-college educated voters – particularly those who identify as conservative.

In Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Florida, Hispanic voters without a college degree shifted six percentage points to approve of Trump while those who call themselves conservative shifted 15 percentage points.

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The data comes as Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), chair of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), is urging top Republican Party officials to embrace pro-working class policies over the interests of big business.

Specifically, a memo by Banks writes that the GOP must tackle issues facing their working class, middle class coalition of constituents — such as crackdowns on immigration, job-outsourcing trade, the powers of Big Tech, woke corporate interests, and “Main Street vs. Wall Street.”

“President Trump gave the Republican Party a political gift: we are now the party supported by most working-class voters,” Banks writes. “The question is whether Republicans reject that gift or unwrap it and permanently become the Party of the Working Class.”

The resonance of a nationalist-populist message for Republicans can most be seen among Trump’s 2020 donors. The former president’s biggest donations came from Americans with the United States Military, the U.S. Marines, the New York Police Department, firefighters, manufacturing employees, construction workers, truckers, homemakers, electricians, farmers, and those on disability.

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End Border Surge with E-Verify

Former United States Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau writes that the current surge of illegal immigration at the southern border can be stemmed through a federal government response effort that punishes employers for hiring illegal aliens.

In an op-ed in the New York Times this week, Landau blasts the Biden administration for gutting interior immigration enforcement through “sanctuary country” orders, halting the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, dropping removals of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) through the Title 42 authority, and ending the Remain in Mexico program that cut asylum fraud.

Landau writes that he is “not at all surprised” by the current surge of illegal immigration and argues the only way to end the crisis is through mandatory E-Verify, a program that requires employers to hire Americans and legal immigrants over illegal aliens.

“No one is holding American employers to account for their willingness to hire millions of unauthorized immigrants,” Landau writes:

The new administration has certainly given [migrants] — and the human smugglers who profit from their journeys — a basis for such hope: The administration declared that it would stop most deportations (a decision since blocked by a Federal District Court), halted construction of the border wall, announced new “priorities” that sharply limit immigration enforcement, stopped expelling unaccompanied minors under health-related authority invoked during the pandemic and began to phase out the Migrant Protection Protocols that helped prevent abuse of our asylum system and end the last surge of family units across the border. [Emphasis added]

But the biggest factor driving such flows has gone largely unaddressed: the willingness and ability of American employers to hire untold millions of unauthorized immigrants. The vast majority of the people are coming here for the same reason people have always come here: to work (or to join their families who are here to work). [Emphasis added]

Unless there is a serious effort, through mandatory E-Verify and other relatively simple means, to ensure that persons hired to work in the United States are eligible to do so, our country will continue to entice unauthorized immigrants and reward unauthorized immigration. [Emphasis added]

This week, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is leading legislation that would mandate E-Verify nationwide to protect the labor market from illegal hiring by businesses.

“The prospect of a job entices illegal aliens to break into America,” Brooks said:

Making E-Verify mandatory for all companies coupled with harsh penalties for violations cuts off illegal aliens from American jobs. The result? Fewer illegal aliens to take jobs from and suppress the wages of American workers. Which equates to higher pay and more jobs for Americans. [Emphasis added]

An added bonus is that illegal aliens who can’t get jobs will self-deport at no cost to taxpayers. That is a great deal for all Americans. This bill is a no-brainer. [Emphasis added]

Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Scott Perry (R-PA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Bill Posey (R-FL), Brian Babin (R-TX), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Jody Hice (R-GA), and Bob Good (R-VA) are co-sponsoring the bill.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who is sponsoring a mandatory E-Verify bill that gradually increases the minimum wage with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), has introduced a plan that would require migrants seeking asylum to apply for protections in their native country rather than applying by showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cotton’s legislation would also require that migrants traveling through safe third countries, like Mexico, which has a robust asylum process, first apply for asylum in those countries before applying in the U.S.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,250 likely U.S. voters found that 7-in-10 Americans support nationwide mandatory E-Verify to protect the labor market from illegal labor. Those who support mandatory E-Verify include 85 percent of Republicans, 57 percent of Democrats, 71 percent of swing voters, 72 percent of Hispanics, and 68 percent of non-college-educated voters.

Today, there are at least eight million illegal aliens holding U.S. jobs. The mass employment of illegal aliens by hundreds of businesses, though, continues to go largely ignored by the law, as only 11 employers and no businesses were federally prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens from 2018 to 2019.

The number of federal prosecutions of employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens rarely exceeds 15 per year. Only during brief periods — from 2004 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2010 — did 15 or more employers each year face prosecution for hiring illegal aliens.

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