US Civil Rights Commissioner: No DACA Until US-Mexico Border Wall Built and Cuts in Immigration  

Peter Kirsanow, an outspoken and seemingly fair voice in his role as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, believes that anything — legislation, executive orders, or arbitrary actions by governors favoring “sanctuary policies — in the way of amnesty for illegal aliens should be shelved until a wall is completely built along the U.S.-Mexico border and and there are major cuts to legal immigration enacted by law.

In his letter to the GOP’s Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the legal scholar warned about the negative impact a far reaching amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would have on working and middle-class Americans, especially black American citizens.

Peter Kirsanow practices and teaches law and is an official of a federal agency. He is a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and has testified before Congress on a variety of matters, including the confirmations of five Supreme Court justices. He contributes regularly to National Review and his op-eds have appeared in newspapers ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Times. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirsanow urged Ryan and the Republican-controlled Congress to hold off on a DACA amnesty bill until President Donald Trump’s promised border wall is finally built along the U.S.-Mexico border, the E-Verify program is mandated nationwide to ban employers from hiring illegal aliens, and legal immigration levels are seriously reduced to boost American working and middle-class wages.

While E-Verify is a sticking point for most Democrats and some Republicans, during the Clinton Administration it was part of the procedures followed by the vast majority of Human Resources Departments in both the public and private sectors.

While he was on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, President Trump repeatedly promised his voters that no consideration of an amnesty would begin without cuts to legal immigration and a border wall built, as even his detractors in the news media have noted. As part of a last-ditch effort to pass amnesty ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the GOP leadership in the Senate and House are sketching out a plan that would allow a vote on a standalone amnesty for DACA illegal aliens that is not contingent on cuts to legal immigration.

“It appears that when the GOP is the minority in either or both houses of congress, they half-heartedly oppose the Democrats who ram their legislation through and get the signature of a Democratic president. And when the GOP is the majority in both houses of congress and control the White House, they actually rollover and ‘play dead’ for the minority Democrats,” said political consultant and former police chief Raymond Roshen.

“Also, I wish the politicians would stop listening to the news media and their phony polls. How much proof do they need to get them to acknowledge most of the polls released by the media are at best flawed, at worst they are a tissue of lies,” added Roshen.

According to the federal government, the United States government allows upwards of a million-and-a-half legal and illegal immigrants annually, with about three-of-four coming into the country through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S.

Kirsanow noted in his letter that within the next two decades, the U.S. legal immigration system will likely import 15 million or more new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.

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Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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