“OPEN BORDERS ARE DANGEROUS TO OUR (PUBLIC) HEALTH: Ellis Island was a quarantine station.”

Hi Gang: On March 13, 2019 FrontPage published my latest article: OPEN BORDERS ARE DANGEROUS TO OUR (PUBLIC) HEALTH: Ellis Island was a quarantine station. Kindly forward this e-mail to your senators and congressional representatives and to as many folks as you can and then ask that those to whom you send this forward it … Read more“OPEN BORDERS ARE DANGEROUS TO OUR (PUBLIC) HEALTH: Ellis Island was a quarantine station.”

Patel Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

Indian national Bhavin Patel (38) pleaded guilty today in Newark for his role in smuggling six Indian nationals into United States via Newark Liberty International Airport. Bhavin Patel was previously charged with one count of conspiracy to smuggle foreign nationals into the United States for private financial gain. According to court documents and statements: Agents … Read morePatel Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals into United States

OPT: Gateway to Cheap Labor Dependence

Americans need to know about a couple of little-known programs that allow foreign students on F-1 visas to get tax-free jobs. They’re “little known” to Americans being injured by the programs, but not to the businesses and F-1s exploiting the windfall. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website boasts: “The United States allows eligible … Read moreOPT: Gateway to Cheap Labor Dependence

Donald Trump’s Achievement on Immigration Issues: ZERO

It is now clear that Trump isn’t waiting for a better moment. This was not an anomaly. It’s not an accident. After he signed his third spending bill with no wall funding, which he claims to need, all sentient beings were forced to conclude that the president has no intention of ever doing anything we wanted on … Read moreDonald Trump’s Achievement on Immigration Issues: ZERO

Rep. Axne Calls on Wells Fargo to Notify Iowa Workers Displaced by Overseas Jobs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, called on Wells Fargo to notify Iowa workers whose jobs were shipped overseas, specifically to India and the Philippines. In November 2018, Wells Fargo announced more than 400 layoffs in Des Moines. At a Financial Services Committee hearing … Read moreRep. Axne Calls on Wells Fargo to Notify Iowa Workers Displaced by Overseas Jobs

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Deep Dive Doesn’t Find Any Tariff-Led Consumer Inflation, Either

I decided to do something special for my regular analysis of the new U.S. consumer inflation figures (for February) and what they say about President Trump’s tariff-centric trade policies. Mainly because we now have four months worth of data on the prices of goods sectors where imports from China are common, it’s become possible to … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: A Deep Dive Doesn’t Find Any Tariff-Led Consumer Inflation, Either

Financial Misadventures of Three Marginal Universities for Foreign Students

The Commonwealth of Virginia seems to be moving toward revoking the operating license of Virginia International University (VIU) in Fairfax, Va. VIU, which offers both undergraduate and graduate courses, is known to be associated with the conservative Muslim cult run by Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, now living in self-exile in rural Pennsylvania Patrick McHugh March … Read moreFinancial Misadventures of Three Marginal Universities for Foreign Students

Trump Raises Voters’ Wages with Tight Labor Market

Goldman Sachs says blue-collar and middle-class wages jumped by four percent in the last 12 months — after discounting inflation — and are likely to keep growing in President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economy. Trump’s low immigration “tight labor market” policy played a key role, the report acknowledged: “Even if job growth slows as the … Read moreTrump Raises Voters’ Wages with Tight Labor Market

Making News: Podcast On-Line of Last Night’s National Radio Trade War Interview

I’m pleased to announce that the podcast is now on-line of my interview last night on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show on the U.S.-China trade conflict.  Click here for a great 5-way discussion (!) involving John, co-host Gordon G. Chang, me, plus some surprise participants! And keep checking in with RealityChek for news of … Read moreMaking News: Podcast On-Line of Last Night’s National Radio Trade War Interview

Oral Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on the 2020 Census at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Oral Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on the 2020 Census at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform kcpullen@doc.gov Thu, 03/14/2019 – 10:13 2020 Census AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Thursday, March 14, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Good morning Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and members of … Read moreOral Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on the 2020 Census at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Homeless in Their Homeland, a Modern Native American Struggle

Tens of thousands of years ago, North America was a plentiful territory with resources abound at every turn. Hundreds of Native American tribes resided over the nation, keeping the lush wilderness protected at all costs. While each tribe was unique … Continue reading → The post Homeless in Their Homeland, a Modern Native American Struggle … Read moreHomeless in Their Homeland, a Modern Native American Struggle

U.S. Resettled More Refugees than Any Other Nation in 2017 and 2018

New data released by the UN refugee agency on its 2018 resettlement activities shows that the United States remained the top country for refugee resettlement. What’s more, the vast majority of refugees whom the UN referred to third countries for resettlement are neither the most vulnerable nor in urgent need of relocation. Patrick McHugh March … Read moreU.S. Resettled More Refugees than Any Other Nation in 2017 and 2018

Citing New Evidence Chairman Takano Broadens Mar-a-Lago Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) sent the following letter notifying the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs that the Committee is expanding the scope of its investigation into potential undue influence on VA beyond the Mar-a-Lago “three”: Citing a recent Pro Publica report Chairman Takano stated, … Read moreCiting New Evidence Chairman Takano Broadens Mar-a-Lago Investigation

Two Former Arkansas Juvenile Detention Officers Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Juvenile Detainees

Two former White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center officers, including a former supervisor, Lieutenant Dennis Fuller, 41, and Officer Jason Benton, 44, were sentenced to prison for their roles in conspiring to assault juvenile inmates, assaulting juveniles, and obstructing justice by falsifying incident reports about the assaults. Fuller was sentenced to 36 months in prison … Read moreTwo Former Arkansas Juvenile Detention Officers Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Juvenile Detainees

Federal Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment against Five Amalia, New Mexico Compound Defendants

A federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, New Mexico returned a superseding indictment on March 13 charging Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41, with federal offenses related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers … Read moreFederal Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment against Five Amalia, New Mexico Compound Defendants

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Keynote Address at the National Diversity Coalition Town Hall Meeting

I hope you can see the benefits that free-market competition provides for equal economic opportunity.  I also hope you will think of the Justice Department and the Antitrust Division as a partner in your quest for economic development.  And if you see companies getting together and agreeing not to compete or working to block disruptive … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Keynote Address at the National Diversity Coalition Town Hall Meeting

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Following Up: Back Indeed on National Radio Tonight Talking China!

I just got the word that I will indeed be appearing tonight on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show to update the U.S.-China trade war story with John and co-host Gordon G. Chang.  And the segment will focus in particular on my new piece for The National Interest on President Trump’s unmistakable but ragged progress … Read moreFollowing Up: Back Indeed on National Radio Tonight Talking China!

Making News: A New Op-Ed on Trump China Policy…& Back on National Radio Tonight?

I haven’t been posting as much lately as usual, in part because I’ve had to fulfill some outside writing commitments.  So I’m especially pleased to report that one of these assignments was just posted by The National Interest.  The article explains why, despite his chaotic approach, President Trump remains likely to win the trade conflict … Read moreMaking News: A New Op-Ed on Trump China Policy…& Back on National Radio Tonight?

Wells Fargo CEO Grilled for Outsourcing American Jobs to India

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan was grilled during a congressional hearing this week for the multinational corporation’s outsourcing scheme that has left thousands of Americans out of work. Last year, Wells Fargo executives announced that about 26,500 employees at the company would be laid off after years of the corporation’s outsourcing and offshoring of American … Read moreWells Fargo CEO Grilled for Outsourcing American Jobs to India

Howard Schultz Is Waging War on Getting Anything Done

The so-called centrist presidential candidate announced today that as president he wouldn’t do anything without bipartisan support. Uh, okay? Schultz’s speech today was watched live on Facebook by literally dozens of viewers. “Nothing is free,” Howard Schultz announced early in his speech at Miami Dade College today. To emphasize his point, Schultz repeated, angrily, “nothing.” That could … Read moreHoward Schultz Is Waging War on Getting Anything Done

Why This Counts: What Do We Know about Strikes and Lockouts?

Strikes and lockouts? Aren’t those 1940s-50s-60s economic activities? Sounds like we are taking a trip to the distant past with Sherman and Mr. Peabody in the WABAC machine. (For you younger readers, these characters can be found in the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, a TV show from the early 1960s.) BLS first … Read moreWhy This Counts: What Do We Know about Strikes and Lockouts?

USCIS Closing International Offices

USCIS, which is responsible for adjudicating immigration benefits, has announced that it intends to wind down its overseas presence in various American embassies and consulates abroad. This would result in a significant cost savings for the agency; stationing personnel abroad is a pricey affair. Patrick McHugh March 13, 2019 – 2:07pm Will it inconvenience expats … Read moreUSCIS Closing International Offices

Immigration Control Is Highlighted in the President’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget

This budget is remarkable, and quite possibly unprecedented, not simply because of the dollar figures or funding proposals, but because of the prominence border security and immigration issues generally play in the verbiage and justifications that accompany the raw figures. Patrick McHugh March 13, 2019 – 12:22pm Dan Cadman Please follow and like us:

Des Moines Register: Axne questions whether Wells Fargo outsourced local jobs

Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register March 13, 2019 While Wells Fargo blamed declining workload when it announced hundreds of local layoffs late last year, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said the company appeared to be shipping American jobs overseas. Axne, D-Iowa, questioned Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan during his testimony Tuesday in front of the U.S. … Read moreDes Moines Register: Axne questions whether Wells Fargo outsourced local jobs

Who Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless?

Rough sleeping has increased by 169% since 2010, igniting public criticism of the Government’s approach to homelessness and social welfare. However, despite being the most visible and brutal form of homelessness, rough sleeping only accounts for a tiny percentage of … Continue reading → The post Who Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless? appeared … Read moreWho Are the UK’s Thousands of Hidden Homeless?