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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject: Immigration Reply with quote

As a way to attack California, and again rant about “illegal immigration”, Techno has posted a link to a study by Spenser P. Morrison, claiming [Illegal immigrants and their children cost the State of California a net $30.29 billion per year. This equates to $7,352 per illegal alien, or roughly 17.7 percent of California’s state budget.[/quote]

Morrison is a lawyer and historian of ancient history, and the editor of a far right web site that reinforces the biases of folks like Techno. His credibility and journalistic credentials are more than a bit suspect. Various right wing “scare tanks” have published whacky claims about the costs of immigration. They have been debunked just as regularly.

I’ll give you just two. https://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/cost-of-illegal-immigrants/

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/fact-check/2018/06/26/paul-gosar-how-much-do-undocumented-immigrants-cost-economy/691997002/

Pants on fire.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nick Miroff and
Matt Zapotosky
Jan. 14, 2021 at 1:05 p.m. PST
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The Trump administration and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions barreled forward with their “zero tolerance” border crackdown in 2018 knowing that the policy would separate migrant children from their parents and despite warnings that the government was ill-prepared to deal with the consequences, according to a long-awaited report issued Thursday by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General.

The report called the Justice Department and the attorney general’s office a “driving force” in making sure the Department of Homeland Security aggressively prosecuted adults arriving with children, findings that cast doubt on statements made by Sessions that the government “never really intended” to separate families.

The bureaucratic chaos and trauma for families that resulted from the policy were not unanticipated consequences, the inspector general found. “DOJ officials were aware of many of these challenges prior to issuing the zero tolerance policy, but they did not attempt to address them until after the policy was issued,” the report states.

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While DHS, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal entities have issued autopsy reports assessing the failings of the zero-tolerance policy, the internal Justice Department findings provide new details about Sessions’s lead role in pushing for the crackdown, despite numerous red flags.

Once the policy was underway, Sessions at one point told U.S. attorneys along the border that “we need to take children away,” according to the report, even as the Trump administration publicly claimed that it did not have a policy that called for separating families.

Sessions declined to be interviewed for the report by the inspector general’s office. A representative for Sessions had no immediate comment.

Former deputy attorney general Rod J. Rosenstein, who also pushed for the prosecutions, expressed contrition in a statement issued through a spokesman after the publication of the report.


The Trump administration has always had contempt for the rule of law. And cruelty has been there ongoing signature.
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