Thank You!

I am touched by the comments and many emails and phone calls I have received following the announcement of my sabbatical from the day to day publishing of OOV. I know many of you were deeply disappointed in my decision and at the same time supportive and understanding of why.

I want to especially thank our friends at VDARE.COM who provided support, both moral and financial when no other national organization like FAIR, Numbers USA, or the Center for Immigration Studies offered us assistance in any way.

Again, thank you all for your kind words, your years of support, and rest assured that I do intend to return to the “fight” some day, God Willing.

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OOV on Sabbatical

Tomorrow, May 5th, 2015 marks the completion of our 10th year producing OOV. It is not coincidental that our 10th anniversary falls on “Cinco de Mayo”. It was on that day that the sight of hundreds of thousands of ILLEGALS marching in the streets of American cities demanding their “rights’ moved me to create this blog.

For 6 to 10 hours, nearly each and every day for the last 10 years I have been posting articles and opinions that I believed American Patriots needed to hear and read. Producing OOV has been a true labor of love.

As many of you know my health has been deteriorating over the last few years. Coupled with diminished energy levels the quality of our efforts has suffered as a result. I don’t think anyone can honestly consider OOV as your one-stop source for immigration related news any longer.

We are currently engaged in a tremendously time & energy consuming effort to completely remodel our home, inside and out along with security and disaster survival & recovery enhancements. I owe it to my family to see that, in the event of my absence, they have the resources to survive what I fear will be the most perilous times facing our beloved Republic yet to come. Our goal is to have the remodeling completed by the end of this year.

My family has been after me for years to write a book about my life story. It would have to be published as fiction because no one would believe a fraction of it. I have been engaged in genealogical research, off and on, for the last 15 years. We have a rich history of bootleggers, horse-thieves and general nere-do-wells sprinkled with Revolutionary War Patriots and Civil War veterans who fought on both sides as well as “salt of the earth” Americans whose blood, sweat and tears made America great. If I write a story it will be that one.

Over the last month (April) we lost 2 close friends and 2 family members. Unexpected passings are always a reminder how tenuous and fleeting our corporeal existence truly is.

So at 68, with failing health, diminishing time and energy, I have decided the time has come for me to take a sabbatical from producing OOV. I don’t know how long it will be; perhaps six months, a year, or longer. I hope this is not the end of OOV. I would like to return to it at some point; God Willing I will some day.

I will leave the site up for at least a few more years even if I don’t return to day to day posting, so please check back occasionally even if only to see if someone posted my obituary.

Thank you for your years of support, your kind and encouraging words.

God Bless & Keep, each and every one of you my friends and loyal readers.

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Today’s Sermon: “Whoever Calls on the Name of the Lord Will Be Saved”

Speaker: Mark Vroegop
Scripture: Romans 9:30-10:13
Series: The Mystery of Righteousness

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30What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 9:30–10:13 (ESV)

What would you say or what verses would you quote if you only had thirty seconds to share the central message of the Bible with someone?  Even if you are not a Christian or do not know the Bible, how would you answer that question?  What is the fundamental message or the invitation that Christianity is all about?

There are a number of really good passages throughout the Bible that you could quote, but there are two verses in our text today that should make the list.  If I’m looking to summarize the message of the Bible and urgently call someone to become a Christian, I’d quote Romans 10:9-10;

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved (Romans 10:9-10)

These verses capture the essence and the beauty of what makes grace amazing.  They identify the central difference between Christianity and all the other religions of the world.  And they lay the foundation for how a person is saved or made righteous.

The Mystery of Righteousness Continued

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House Considers Birthright Citizenship’s Foolishness

CAPS | On April 29, the House Judiciary Committee held an important hearing on birthright citizenship, one of many inducements to illegal immigration and a contributor to explosive population growth, especially in California. Watch the hearing here.

The panel included birthright citizenship opponents Jon Feere, Center for Immigration Studies legal policy analyst, and Dr. John C. Eastman, founder of The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. Also on the panel was Richard Cohen, Southern Poverty Law Center president, who supports jus soli, the concept that birthplace determines citizenship.

The argument, reduced to its core, is whether an illegal immigrant or a tourist’s child delivered in the United States should be granted automatic citizenship and all the rights that accompany that status. In many cases, illegal immigrants cross into the U.S. for the sole purpose of having a citizen child. Others pay thousands of dollars to travel from abroad, mainly China, to enter special facilities that cater to birth tourism, an egregious insult to Americans and immigration law which forbids lying on a visa application. Either way, the newborns receive all the benefits of citizenship: a Social Security number, a U.S. passport and access to a host of social services.

The children are colloquially known as “anchor babies,” meaning they serve as an “anchor” which allows their illegal immigrant parents to remain in the U.S. Federal immigration officials insist that when a parent has a citizen child, the adult’s removal is next to impossible.

In his testimony, Dr. Eastman suggested that the Constitution’s framers had no intention to allow another country to wage demographic warfare on the U.S. Instead, visitors – legal or not – are not under the jurisdiction of the U.S., and therefore their children must not be considered citizens. In fact, Eastman noted that the Supreme Court has never held that anyone who makes it to American soil can bestow benefits to his children. Watch Dr. Eastman in a separate interview here.

Another scholar, Cal State San Bernardino political science professor Dr. Edward J. Erler agrees.

Dr. Erler has said that it’s difficult to fathom how those who defy American law can derive benefits for their children by their defiance or that any sovereign nation would allow it to happen.

In his defense of birthright citizenship, one that ignores loopholes like birth tourism, the SPLC’s Cohen argued weakly that to deny it would create a new underclass in America.

Among the world’s industrialized nations, only Canada and the U.S. continue to grant automatic citizenship at birth. Years ago, European countries recognized the folly of giving away citizenship, and ended the practice.

A congressional hearing is a fact-finding mission, the results of which may or may not be the foundation for future legislation. In February, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced companion bills HR 140 and S 45 that would end automatic citizenship for children with two illegal alien parents. Citizenship would be granted to American-born parents, children with either one citizen or legal permanent resident parent, or an immigrant in active military service.

Please go to the CAPS Action Alert page here to ask your representatives to support HR 140 and S 45.

• Jindal US immigration system ‘backwards’ — THE HILL

• NEW WAVE Border Constable Reports Increase in Illegal Crossers — KRGV

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Rubio Doubles-Down on ‘Gang of Eight’ Amnesty

DAILY CALLER | Given a hypothetical do-over on the Gang of Eight bill, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday he would push the same policies today, changing only the approach to implementing them.

Although he emphasized securing the border in the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill he sponsored, which he is still heavily criticized for, Rubio now says the border must be secured before any push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Asked at the National Review Institute what he would change, Rubio said he was right in predicting that failure to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill would result in executive action from President Barack Obama.

The actions Obama has taken to grant legal status to millions of immigrants, combined with the the influx of Central American children crossing the southern border have made it clear border security must come first, Rubio said.

“Securing the border” first is the stated priority of all the top GOP contenders, and Rubio adopting the language does not mark any substantive change in his position on immigration policy.

Rubio reiterated his position Friday that the system should be reformed, based on economic realities, to prioritize skilled workers over those with family ties, so the top talent in the world is incentivized to come and not only work in the U.S., but also become citizens.

The Gang of Eight bill would have significantly increased the number of immigrants and foreign workers allowed into the country, and given a path to legal status for those already here illegally.

The U.S. currently allows one million immigrants and about 700,000 guest workers into the country annually. The Census Bureau recently projected the foreign born population (legal and illegal immigrants) will hit 51 million by 2023 — the largest share of total population ever recorded in American history.

• Rubio ‘There Is No Right to Illegally Immigrate’ — NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE

• Rubio All Talk on Border Security — DAILY SIGNAL

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With Hillary on the Ropes, What About Joe Biden?

Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to build a despicable dossier, regarded as quite respectable in criminal circles, of deceit, criminality, and truth evasion that would rival the most prolific gangster, in or out of political office throughout America.

She is the newly crowned poster child for the Democrat Party Circle of Corruption; a post recently vacated by Nancy Pelosi, owing to Pelosi’s dementia-ravaged mind and soul, severally aggravated by Botox poisoning

Not only does Hillary face fierce inquiries about the family Ponzie scheme, euphemistically known as the Clinton Foundation, and the unseemly hustling of foreign, anti-female money while serving as Secretary of State, raising the ugly specter of influence peddling and sedition while masquerading as a highly-connected public official, but she also will come face-to-face with a pool of blood-thirsty sharks in Congress who will demand answers regarding the death of four American ambassadors in Benghazi, Libya and details concerning her role in the cover-up of the 9/11/12 terrorist attack, said cover-up executed to shield Barack Obama from truth and consequences just weeks before the 2012 presidential elections.

Ever the party of fresh ideas and faces, Democrats have reacted to the faltering of the “Inevitability Queen” with grace and good humor.

This is so because Democrats can fall back on the accumulated experience and wisdom of Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, two progressive nut balls almost as extreme and unacceptable for the presidency as Hillary!

Should one or both of those sterling characters fail the smell test, the left can always roll out the worn-out carcass of Joe Biden who, when not doing standup impersonations as the Village Idiot at Washington, D.C. comedy clubs, entertains the White House press crew with misquotes, faux pas and surreal inanities, almost too good and plentiful to be true.

Best of all, Joe Biden has mastered the logistics of the White House and is usually able to find his way, without special help, to the Oval Office.

Go Joe Biden!

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Drug Cartels Shoot Down Mexican Army Helicopter

BORDERLAND BEAT | Mexico’s national defense staged an operation to secure Jalisco, called “Operation Jalisco”. This triggered a massive response from organized crime (CJNG) with more than 30 narco blockades throughout the state, and the shooting down of a military helicopter resulting in the death of 3 soldiers, 12 injured including 10 army soldiers and 2 federal police agents. Authorities report 3 soldiers are missing.

The aircraft was carrying 18 elements in total, plus the crew.

The helicopter was a Cougar 1009, which was conducting surveillance in the area.

There are rumors that Mencho has been captured. Emphasis on the word rumor.

Residents of Jalisco were advised to stay indoors.


• Rep. O’Rourke Touts a Safe Juárez, U.S. Warns of Violence, Drug-Related Murders — JUDICIAL WATCH

• 7 reported killed blockades and violence in jalisco amid rumors of possible El Mencho capture — BORDERLAND BEAT

• El Chuyin angel and demon of Villa Ahumada — BORDERLAND BEAT

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3 ‘Stand Your Ground’ Myths

DAILY CALLER | If you ever doubted that the mass media was largely anti-gun, you can find proof of it with a simple Google search of articles, columns and essays written on “Stand Your Ground” laws. Gun prohibitionists and lawyers with agendas have poisoned countless reporters with falsehoods that have been passed on to the American public. Let’s look at some of those misunderstandings, and compare them to reality.

First, we have to understand that the “Stand Your Ground” principle applies only to innocent people attacked outside their homes, in a place where they have a right to be. In some jurisdictions, there is a “retreat requirement”—the innocent victim is expected to retreat until retreat becomes impossible and deadly force is their only recourse. It has been called a “back to the wall” law. Some jurisdictions have never required that. The specific Stand Your Ground laws rescind that retreat requirement and allow the innocent victim to respond immediately with appropriate defensive force. That’s what Stand Your Ground means. No more, no less. Now, we’ll examine why that is.

Myth: Stand Your Ground laws let anyone kill anyone and get away with it by simply claiming “I was in fear for my life. 

The most notorious and most deeply studied of these laws is Florida’s, which explicitly requires that the defendant show to a preponderance of evidence standard (a greater than 50-percent certainty) that said defendant did indeed act with reason and prudence to save his life or that of another innocent person. Florida law expressly prohibits the use of the so-called Stand Your Ground defense if the defendant was committing a crime when the incident occurred, or was even in a place where he did not have a right to be. There is no place in the country where the mere claim “I was in fear for my life” becomes a get-out-of-jail-free card. The second best-known such law is that of Texas, where one man set up a confrontation with a neighbor he hated (videotaping it, no less, and babbling on camera “I am in fear for my life.”) He ended up killing that man and wounding two others in the course of the confrontation he provoked, and he is now rotting in prison for that crime. Do a Google search for Texas v. Raul Rodriguez.

Myth: Stand Your Ground laws mean that you can’t be sued in civil court if you aren’t convicted for the same act in criminal court. 

That misunderstanding came out of the Florida model, where the rescinding of the retreat requirement was part of a legislative package that provided a clarification of existing castle doctrine. This included a provision for a self-defense hearing that could derail an unmeritorious criminal charge and keep it from going to trial, and a tort reform element that provided judges an avenue to throw out lawsuits in cases where a shooting had already been ruled justified by the criminal justice system.

In Florida (the model state for this discussion), the law states that the suit should be dismissed if the criminal justice system has already ruled the use of force in question to have been justifiable. However, the nature of that ruling is still somewhat vague. Absence of indictment or prosecution only shows that the prosecuting authority didn’t think it could get a conviction under the high standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which most law professors describe as a high 90th percentile certainty of guilt. Even a full-blown trial resulting in acquittal only means that the prosecution tried, and failed, to convince the judge or jury that the likelihood of culpability was that high. For a civil court lawsuit, the standard of proof is much lower: preponderance of evidence, which is only slightly greater than a 50 percent certainty of wrongdoing. Thus, not being convicted or even prosecuted is not, in and of itself, necessarily a bar to a lawsuit.

The so-called Stand Your Ground hearing, if it results in a favorable finding of the defendant, means that an experienced judge has heard the evidence and determined that it is more likely than not that the defendant acted in justifiable self-defense. Since this shows that it’s virtually impossible to prove the opposite to a standard beyond a reasonable doubt, it would constitute both injustice and a waste of the taxpayers’ money to put the person who had that ruling through a civil trial. The Florida statute allows the judge to dismiss a lawsuit if this is the case. A memorandum of closure by a prosecutorial entity explicitly stating that the shooting was justifiable should have the same effect. Anything less is no guarantee that the suit will be thrown out, however, and an allegation of negligence on the part of the plaintiff may negate this tort reform protection as well.

Myth: Stand Your Ground is bad because it has led to more justifiable homicides.

First, “more justifiable homicides” is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s only ruled justified if an investigation shows that it was necessary to protect the lives of the innocent. Thus, every justified homicide can be construed as meaning at least one innocent life was saved by that act, an obvious benefit to society.

Also, in jurisdictions where justifiable shootings by law-abiding armed citizens increase, justified line-of-duty shootings by local police often increase, too. This points to an increase in violent attacks by “bad guys against good guys,” and not anything sinister on the part of those good guys who won gunfights initiated by violent criminals.

The Bottom Line

Of the many states with Stand Your Ground provisions, Florida has become the focus of the national media, largely because of the furor that surrounded the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. When there was an outcry for the law to be repealed or modified, Florida Governor Rick Scott empanelled a blue ribbon committee that included anti-gunners, respected chief law enforcement officers and veteran attorneys. The panel’s final recommendation was to leave Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law as is. I hope that this article helped explain why.

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6 Survival & Emergency Preparedness Videos 05.02.15


Personal Survival Kit – Sabra
Top 3 Body Armor Plates
Solar Air Conditioning Part 1
Bushcraft Basics Ep01 – Introduction
DFSBladeWorks Part 4
Schrade SCHA9S Land Shark


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6 Firearm Videos 05.02.15


Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun
Fighting Pistol
Mini-14® in 300 AAC Blackout
Henry 45-70 Government
Sig Scorpion 1911
Big Wins for the 2nd Amendment!


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American Veteran News 05.02.15

• Abe honors Japanese-American World War II veterans

• For paralyzed veterans, Pittsburgh Marathon means a ‘spark of normality’

• Health Care: Making Tricare your secondary insurance

• House panel orders inquiry into Army’s Warrior Transition Units

• House Republicans pass VA funding plan for fiscal 2016

• House Shuts Down Possibility Of Medical Marijuana For Veterans

• Local veterans invited to share war mementos in Memphis

• Memphis WWII veteran celebrates 104th birthday

• Missing in America Project will lay to rest six Montana veterans

• More than 200 attend service for Oklahoma homeless veteran

• Philadelphia VAMC to be renamed in honor of Vietnam War hero Michael Crescenz

• VA’s internal watchdog refused to investigate Aurora project

• Veteran Tells Congress VA Fails at Providing Maternity Care

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Establishment GOP Wants to Provide Illegal Immigrants With Driver’s Licenses

BREITBART | Establishment Republicans are now championing getting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses. At the Eastern Indoor Swapmeet Las Vegas, the LIBRE Initiative, a group funded by the Koch brothers, was attempting to help 250 Latinos, some of whom were illegal immigrants, to pass the Nevada driver’s test.

The LIBRE Initiative now has tentacles in nine states, and in Las Vegas they ran a four-hour test prep session so Latinos could learn the laws for driving in Spanish. What seems counter-intuitive is that the Koch brothers support GOP candidates who oppose citizenship for illegal immigrants.

If illegal immigrants gain driver’s licenses, it could well undermine the nation’s security, as the 9/11 Commission pointed out, asserting, “Secure identification should begin in the United States. The federal government should set standards for the issuance of birth certificates and sources of identification, such as drivers licenses. Fraud in identification documents is no longer just a problem of theft. At many entry points to vulnerable facilities, including gates for boarding aircraft, sources of identification are the last opportunity to ensure that people are who they say they are and to check whether they are terrorists.”

LIBRE also gives Latinos tax preparation help, health checkups, scholarships, and free food, on the one hand, but also runs ads supporting the “free market,” smaller government, and school choice. Some of its representatives appear on Spanish-language news stations to speak of “self-reliance.”

Daniel Garza, executive director of LIBRE, points out that his group tells Latinos that a higher minimum wage might hurt them because it will impinge on businesses.

Some Democrats profess alarm over the inroads LIBRE is making in the Latino community; The Latino Victory Fund, supported by Democratic activists, has scheduled a Washington meeting next week to figure out how to address the supposed inroads LIBRE is making for the GOP. Cristóbal Alex, president of the Victory Fund, said LIBRE “talks about immigration in a positive way” but “is really doing work on behalf of the Koch brothers, who put huge money behind candidates against immigration reform.”

LIBRE has received $10 million in the last four years from Freedom Partners, a nonprofit group funded by the Koch brothers and other conservative donors.

David Damore, from the leftist Brookings Institution, said Libre’s success depends on how the GOP handles immigration, stating, “Very few people listen to you if you say you want to deport you and your family.” He added that LIBRE’s strategy is not to win the Latino vote, “just not losing it 3 to 1,” which the GOP did in 2012.

The most visible establishment GOP presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, consistently reminds audiences that his wife is from Mexico; he has already posted a Spanish translation of his campaign strategy on the website of his super PAC. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
80%
, whose parents came from Cuba, speaks Spanish fluently; he is often featured on Spanish-language newscasts and Sunday-morning public affairs shows.

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Despite Injunction Against Obama Amnesty NYC Mayor DeBlasio Finds Green Card Loophole for 150,000 ILLEGALS

NY DAILY NEWS | Even as President Obama’s latest immigration programs are held up in a court battle, New Yorkers are getting screened to see if they can apply for them — and large numbers are learning they might already qualify for visas and other benefits.

“That by itself is game-changing, regardless of the lawsuit,” city Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal said Thursday, as she visited the 13th annual Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! call-in.

“Despite the injunction, we want to go forward and help families who think they might be eligible,” she said.

About 54% of the nearly 600 people who recently shared their immigration situations at a legal screening hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs event learned they will potentially qualify if a court fight ends in the Obama administration’s favor and benefits go forward for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and a greater number of immigrants who came to this country as children.

Even more striking: 40% of those screened learned they might be eligible for other types of relief, according to city officials.

The screening information is preliminary — but even if half of those identified as likely qualifying for other benefits are able to successfully secure a green card, it signals a huge potential, said Baruch College law Prof. and Daily News columnist Allan Wernick, who runs the Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! call-in each year.

“It’s a very large number if you think of all the undocumented people that are in New York City,” said Wernick, adding that an estimated 750,000 immigrants in New York City are here illegally. “If you say 20% of them qualify for some kind of immigration benefit, if they could get legal status, that’s an astounding number.”

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Obama Blocks Efforts to Stop Non-Citizen Voting

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | Approximately 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in the 2008 presidential election, according to a study released last year by professors at Old Dominion University and George Mason University. The figure for the 2010 midterm elections was 2.2 percent. The Obama administration doesn’t care. In fact, it is trying to stamp out state-led efforts that would help ensure that only American citizens are electing our leaders.

The latest bureaucratic roadblocks have been erected in Arizona and Kansas, which simply want people to verify their citizenship before voting. To implement their commonsense measures, Arizona and Kansas asked the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) — a small federal agency that exists primarily to assist the states in creating the federal form citizens use to register to vote by mail — to add the proof-of-citizenship requirement to the registration instructions specific to Arizona and Kansas.

Their request was denied because of the decision of one federal employee in Washington, D.C.

You might ask, “Where do Arizona and Kansas get the authority to verify citizenship?” The answer is the Constitution, whose Voter-Qualifications Clause grants the states the power to set qualifications for voting. The power of the federal government to act in this area is limited. The Constitution’s Election Clause permits Congress to determine only the times, places, and manner of holding elections.

As succinctly stated by our Supreme Court, “the Elections Clause empowers Congress to regulate how federal elections are held, but not who may vote in them” (emphasis in original). Deciding who may vote is the sole prerogative of the states under the Constitution.

• There Is Growing Evidence Noncitizens Are Voting. Why Isn’t the Government Doing Anything — DAILY SIGNAL

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White House Ignores Congressional Research Service Report Linking High Immigration to Lower American Wages

CAPS | Although Americans are constantly lectured on the supposed fiscal advantages of evermore immigration, an important new Congressional Research Service report exposed the fallacies in that argument.

According to the CRS findings presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee, before the foreign-born population surged in the 1970s and beyond, the median earnings for middle-class Americans rose steadily. After 1970, wages flattened until they plummeted dramatically in 2000.

Specifically, between 1945 and 1970, the total population’s foreign-born percentage dropped from about 7.7 percent to about 4.7 percent, and the median income for the bottom 90 percent of income tax filers increased by 82.5 percent. But then, as the foreign-born percentage of the population rose to about 13 percent in 2013, the median income for the bottom 90 percent of income tax filers dropped by 7.9 percent – a 40-year low point.

The Department of Homeland Security’s annual review of immigration statistics show that the United States granted lawful permanent residence status to an average of 260,000 people annually between the years 1945 and 1970. After the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act passed, family-based immigration soared. From 1971 to 1988, the average number of people given lawful permanent residence was about 502,000, but grew to an average of more than one million a year after 1989 through 2013 as the federal government accepted more and more family petitions for permanent residency.

Since CRS is a nonpartisan, legislative branch agency that works at Congress’ bidding, its research should generate more scrutiny than it does. But when the subject is immigration, facts, especially obvious ones that contradict the White House dialogue, barely get a look-see.

Please go the CAPS Action Alert page here to urge your representatives to pass HR 604, a bill that would end chain migration, and reduce the numbers of legal permanent residents to compete with Americans for increasingly scarce jobs.

• US Immigration Exam Replaces ‘Freedom of Religion’ With ‘Freedom of Worship’ — DAILY SIGNAL

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