Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Jessica M. Vaughan was on the Fox News Channel (FNC) yesterday with Heather Childers to discuss updates on the migrant caravans making their way through parts of Central America and Mexico toward the U.S. border, suggesting that “a wall would stop” the caravan crisis from happening and further adding that “we need more barriers.”
“[I]t’s pretty obvious to most people that a wall would stop this kind of thing from happening, or at least people getting through,” stated Jessica Vaughan on Fox News. “That’s what used to be the case in California across the border from San Diego in the nearby places there. People used to gather en masse and just run across when the sun went down, and when they put in the triple fencing, people couldn’t do that anymore.”
Vaughan continued moments later in the interview, “So we need more barriers like that to prevent these kinds of things from happening.”
The immigration expert’s comments came after a reported second migrant caravan began forming in Hoduras “and is expected to follow the larger caravan of more than 7,000 from Central America towards the U.S.-Mexico border, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.”
Below is a transcript of Jessica Vaughan’s remarks from her interview with Fox News on Thursday:
FNC’s Heath Childers: “Because of the large numbers, people actually are even having an issue with the term migrant caravans, saying that it’s much more than that headed towards our border. And does this increase President Trump’s chances of getting funding for the border wall that he has campaigned on since the very beginning, before he became president?”
Director of Policy Studies for CIS Jessica Vaughan: “Well, it should. It definitely should because it’s pretty obvious to most people that a wall would stop this kind of thing from happening, or at least people getting through. That’s what used to be the case in California, across the border from San Diego in the nearby places there. People used to gather en masse and just run across when the sun went down, and when they put in the triple fencing people couldn’t do that anymore. It’s one of the most controlled parts of the border that we have.
“So we need more barriers like that to prevent these kinds of things from happening.
“But this caravan is also headed for the legal port of entry, aiming to take advantage of our laws and policies that have been applied there, and so we do still need changes in the law to give the government more flexibility in dealing with people who are applying for asylum. So, that’s a different problem.”
Childers: “Not only giving, you know, our government more flexibility, also we have to talk about the kind of message that this could send to other countries.”
Vaughan: “That’s exactly right, and the message is already out. We’ve seen lots of other countries, people from places like Bangladesh, increasing the number of apprehensions in other parts along the border, especially Arizona. We’re also hearing reports now from the northern border of people from Romania, for example, hundreds of people arriving at our northern border and asking for asylum and coming in that way.
“So, the message is out to the rest of the world that if you show up at our border, you can get through by asking for asylum, and we cannot continue to send that message.”
Below is a report that proves beyond any shadow of doubt, that the US needs a border wall. Squat and drop citizenship, where illegal aliens come to the USA to give birth as soon as possible when on US soil, making their children US citizens, thanks to a gross misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
The 14th Amendment was written entirely for slaves freed, and their children, making them full citizens of the United States, hence the portion where it states “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof”. Illegal aliens are citizens of a foreign nation, and they are subject to their jurisdiction, not of the United States, as would be their children.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Americans are paying more to cover the costs of illegal aliens having anchor babies in the United States than Congress plans to give President Trump in border wall funding this year, according to an explosive new analysis of Census Bureau data.
The new report reveals that women in the United States illegally had 297,000 children in 2014 at a cost of $2.4 billion.
That is $800 million more than the Senate has approved for Trump’s border wall this year and enough to pay for the wall over 10 years.
The Center for Immigration Studies report also put a price on the likely Medicaid bill for childbirth and early care to illegal and legal immigrants combined, at $5.3 billion. That is one-fifth the total cost of building the border wall.
A national debate over wall funding is set for after the election and could result in a partial government shutdown if Trump doesn’t get more than the Senate’s $1.6 billion.
Technically, illegal aliens are not eligible for welfare services. But the report explained,
“Medicaid will pay for a delivery in almost all cases if the mother is uninsured or has a low income, though some mothers without insurance may not even realize the program has paid health care providers. Illegal aliens and most new legal immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid, but the program will still cover the cost of delivery and post-partum care for these mothers for at least a few months.”
The Center, which conducts regular analysis of Census family data to determine the impact of legal and illegal immigration, said that overall in 2014 one in five births — 791,000 — in the United States was to an immigrant.
“Our best estimate is that legal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent — 494,000 — of all births, and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent, — 297,000,” said the report done by CIS Research Director Steven A. Camarota, Demographer Karen Zeigler and analyst Jason Richwine.
They said that figures for subsequent years show little variation from 2014.
The near 300,000 anchor babies born to illegals is a population the size of Cincinnati.
Camarota told Secrets,
“Paying for so many births to immigrant mothers may make sense, but the large share who can’t provide for themselves without the help of American taxpayers raises the question of whether our current immigration system makes sense.”
He also questioned the ability of the anchor babies, citizens by birthright, to fold into American society.
“The enormous number of births to legal and illegal immigrants in the United States may hinder assimilation as children from immigrant families in many parts of the country will largely interact only with each other,” he added.
The numbers are stunning. Consider:
The estimated 28,000 anchor baby births to illegal aliens in just the Los Angeles metro area is larger than the total number of births in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
The states with the largest numbers of anchor baby births to illegal aliens are California with 65,000, Texas with 51,000, Florida with 16,000, Illinois with 14,000, Georgia with 13,000, New York with 12,000, and New Jersey and North Carolina with 11,000 each.
illegal aliens account for more than one in seven births in the Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Jose, Dallas, and Houston metro areas. Typically between two-thirds and three-fourths of these births are likely paid for by taxpayers.
The state with the highest share of births to illegal immigrants is Nevada, at nearly one in six. Births to illegal aliens account for one in seven births in California and Texas.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 26th, 2018