Illegal Immigration

California pols and the media won’t admit it but the Hep A didn’t spring up like Venus on the half shell. Nor didn’t is come about just in the homeless shelters and on the streets.
Unfettered immigration with no health checks will allow all sorts of communicable diseases to enter the Country; given the penchant of the Gen-X and Y not to immunize their kids, that has the potential for a disease holocaust rivaling the Spanish Flu of 1918.

California Hepatitis A Outbreak on Verge of Statewide Epidemic

The California hepatitis A outbreak is on the verge of reaching statewide epidemic status, as cases have spread through homeless tent cities from San Diego north to Sacramento.

California health officials have reported that at least 569 people have been infected with the hepatitis A liver disease and 17 have died since a San Diego County outbreak was first identified in November. Cases have migrated north to homeless populations in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Sacramento over the last 11 months.

Although local and state authorities have tried to underplay the risks and severity of the outbreak, the most recent annual totals for cases of hepatitis A in the United States was 1,390 in 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). California only reported 179 cases during the same year.

Another explanation may be the city’s decision to ban plastic bags, which deprived homeless people of an alternative means of disposing of human waste when bathrooms were not available.

The last major hepatitis A outbreak was 900 cases and 8 deaths in Pennsylvania in 2003. The infected suffer flulike symptoms and jaundice, but the disease can progress to death. Since 1998, national hepatitis A incidence rates had been “progressively lower each year” due to the development of a “safe and effective hepatitis A vaccines in 1995–1996.” [snip]

The City of San Diego was forced to sign the Spencer Settlement in 2006, which forbids its Police Department from enforcing the city’s “Illegal Lodging Enforcement Guidelines” between the hours of 9 pm to 5:30 am.

California, with 115,738 homeless, now accounts for about 21 percent of America’s total homeless population. Due to legal settlements against vagrancy laws, about 72.3 percent of California’s homeless are unsheltered, usually living in tent cities.

California public health officials are desperately scrambling to offer vaccine injections to the homeless, but many in the population are under legal warrants and do everything possible to avoid being identified. [snip]

In the entire piece published never was there a mention of an illegal immigrant anywhere in the text. Are the powers that be telling us that all illegals are immune to these diseases? Must be!

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Big Spenders

Is it time to sell your house and move before the city in which you live has a big yard sale and is foreclosed. Or they raise your taxes so high to pay off the unfunded pensions that you will never find a buyer dumb enough to even look at your mansion. Check this map for places to move and to avoid.

Which American Cities Will File Bankruptcy Next?

We harp on the massive, unsustainable, yet largely unnoticed, debt burdens of American cities, counties and states fairly regularly because, well, it’s a frightening issue if you spend just a little time to understand the math and ultimate consequences.  Here is some of our recent posts on the topic:

Luckily, for those looking to escape the trauma of being taxed into oblivion by their failing cities/counties/states, JP Morgan has provided a comprehensive guide on which municipalities haven’t the slightest hope of surviving their multi-decade debt binge and lavish public pension awards.

Illegal Immigration

“A billion here and a billion there and pretty son you are talking about real money.”
~ Sen. Everett Dirksen

Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.

And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.

State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion. The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals. [snip]

The report, titled “The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers,” is the most comprehensive cost tally from FAIR. It said that the costs have jumped about $3 billion in four years and will continue to surge unless illegal immigration is stopped. It was provided in advance exclusively to Secrets. [snip]

The report, titled “The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers,” is the most comprehensive cost tally from FAIR. It said that the costs have jumped about $3 billion in four years and will continue to surge unless illegal immigration is stopped. It was provided in advance exclusively to Secrets. [snip]

Over 68 often shocking pages, FAIR documents the average $8,075 in state, local and federal spending for each of the of 12.5 million illegal immigrants and their 4.2 million citizen children.

Broadly, the costs include $29 billion in medical care, $23 billion for law enforcement, $9 billion in welfare, $46 billion for education.

Just consider the cost of teaching an illegal alien child who doesn’t speak English. FAIR estimates an average cost of over $12,000 a year, and that can reach $25,000 in New York. Add to that welfare, health care, school lunches, and the per student price soars.

In state costs alone, California leads the list at $23 billion per year, followed by Texas at $11 billion, and New York at $7.4 billion.

And it also documents the taxes paid and how they don’t come close to offsetting the costs. What’s more, FAIR noted that 35 percent of the illegal population operate in an underground economy hidden from tax collectors. And worse, employers hire illegals and either pay them cheaply or under the table. [snip]

Obama quickly realized he couldn’t get the votes to change the Constitution, nor get enough support to completely get past the Supreme Court. He elected to go another route: Financial. He and Soros set out to bankrupt America by providing a multitude of so called ‘Entitlement’ programs and his Open Borders. By forbidding the Border Patrol and ICE from doing their sworn duty and by issuing Executive Orders in contravention of the Constitution he ran the deficit up double from what it was in 2007 to 2016. Now he’s smirking and still looking to cause more mayhem.

What cannot continue, Won’t. The OPM will run out. Most of you are familiar with the tantrums of a five year old when they’re told there’s ho more ice cream and they are going to bed. The smart parent ends that quickly and firmly.

When the “entitled” mobs find out there isn’t any more OPM, they aren’t going to bed and unlike a five year old, they are going to pick up rocks, knives, guns, Molotov cocktails, and any other handy weapon to get the OPM. (which no longer exists) What powers that are left (no money, no police, firemen, nurses, hospitals…) are not going to arrest the looters and shooters.

And you are not going to spank them.

Some of you might think this is impossible. For the ‘Doubting Thomas” may I suggest a look at recent history of the Sudan, Somalia, Liberia, Greece, Italy, Venezuela, Nigeria, Zaire and now Brazil. And for giggles watch Western Europe, the EU, for that is going to die. Start with Spain and the Catalan vote for secession; Spain will use armed force to prevent it. So will we if California tries the same nonsense although pushing those that voted for it into the ocean isn’t a bad idea.

The cost of stupidity

The Poobahs in CA are once again blaming the homeless and the State Owned Media is complicit by carrying their water. Nowhere is a single reference to a single illegal mentioned. No one entering the Country legally who came through Ellis Island could get past Immigration if they had a contagion. With the open borders of Obama, who knows what is entering: Typhoid, Typhus, TB, Hep A or C, Dengue or more.

Hepatitis Emergency: San Diego turns to Homeland Security for help

A clinic providing shots to in a bid to contain a deadly hepatitis A outbreak continued Friday inside the community concourse outside San Diego City Hall.

About 880 people received shots Thursday at the clinic, part of an extensive effort to curb the spread of the epidemic that has killed 16 people and sickened more than 400.

The clinic ran through 4 p.m., and was hosted by the city of San Diego, Downtown San Diego Partnership and American Medical Response, which provides the city with ambulance services.

Beyond the local Homeland Security office, Mayor Faulconer said he has no plans right now to ask for federal assistance. He does however, intend to continue working alongside city and county officials – an undertaking that will continue for quite some time.

The outbreak — which started in November — has primarily hit the homeless and drug users.

However, health officials encourage other groups of people to get vaccinated, including first responders, food handlers, health care professionals, service workers who interact with the homeless, workers in substance abuse programs and public transit employees.

More than 22,000 San Diegans have been vaccinated so far.

The city also is offering hepatitis A shots at public libraries.

Information can be obtained by calling 211 or going to 211sandiego.org.

Observations

Seems that it wasn’t long ago that we were here, in this same position at the end of Dubya’s final term with the prospect of the worst President in this Country’s history coming into office. At that time we got Dodd-Frank, Freddie Mac and Illegals getting loans to flip houses: A mess of Democrat proportions.
If one had money to make a down, it was the time to buy a home. Low rates and depressed prices. I did and did.

Now the market has changed, rates are rising and housing is in short supply in the lower end in some markets. The Millennials, who bought every toy that came on the market and saved nothing. They are paying high rents; now the market has changed.

The incredible, disappearing home down payment

Many real estate markets across the U.S. are in the midst of an affordability crisis because of rising home prices, tight access to credit, and a homebuilding industry that has been slow to build new homes. That’s made it hard for renting millennials — the oldest of whom are well into the prime homebuyers years of their mid-thirties – to afford down payments. 70% of them in a recent survey by real estate data company Zillow say that saving a down payment is the single biggest factor preventing them from buying,

Why this matters: Entrepreneurs across the country are recognizing the opportunity to profit from a broken real-estate finance industry that is failing to serve many prospective homebuyers. startups like Unison and Loftium are looking to profit by investing money upfront with real-estate shoppers.

Homeownership has been becoming more expensive for decadesthe median price of a new home in 1974 cost 1.7 times the median income, today that figure is at 2.6. This trend, however, was papered over by the explosion of easy mortgage lending that began nearly twenty years ago and culminated in the bursting of the real estate bubble in 2006.

Since that time, homeownership rates have been depressed, and those who do buy homes are increasingly relying on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which allow homebuyers to put as little as 3.5% down. This arrangement can be more costly for homeowners, however, because it requires them to pay monthly mortgage insurance fees, and potentially puts the taxpayer at risk if the FHA miscalculates its risks — the agency required a $1.3 billion bailout in 2013 for this reason. [snip]

The bottom line: There is no replacement for good public policy, like expanding the affordable housing tax credit, or rationalizing zoning restrictions in a way that allows homebuilding to meet rising demand. But these business innovations are an important step too, as both startups will enable homeowners to take on less debt, all else equal.

  • Less debt makes government regulators happy, who are keen to expand homeownership without also encouraging reckless lending standards and ballooning debt that led to the last crisis.
  • In both cases, however, a prospective homeowner is selling some upside of home appreciation (or potential revenue from airbnb) in exchange for this reduced risk.

If he lending practices go back to small down payments with purchasers buying more house than they can afford, we shall shortly find ourselves back in the same foreclosure roulette of the Obama years. And that still isn’t cleaned up as of now.

To get faster change will require the bunghole GOP to get off their trunks and actually WORK. Pass the tax bills that Trump wants. Repeal the ObamaCare mess, THEN work on a small health care law basically keeping the Government OUT of the business. Until then the Country will just muddle along.

Illegal Immigration

They’re making it sound as if a crime was committed. There was, by the individuals entering the U.S. unlawfully.

Report Accuses Motel 6 Of Turning Illegal Alien Guests Over To ICE

On Wednesday, a report surfaced alleging that two Motel 6 locations were tipping off immigration officials about suspected illegals staying at their hotels, resulting in at least 20 arrests. Motel 6 has since issued a statement the practice has been “discontinued.”

According to a review of court documents by the Phoenix New Times, between the months of February and August, ICE made arrests at two Phoenix Motel 6s approximately every two weeks.

One front-desk worker told the Phoenix New Times that the motels did an “audit” of its customers daily and sent the results to ICE.

“We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in,” the unnamed employee claimed. “Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.”

Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, a spokesperson for ICE’s division in Phoenix, told the Phoenix New Times that she could not discuss how ICE is getting their information, but that ICE “conduct[s] targeted enforcement operations every day.”

“I wouldn’t be able to confirm how we are getting our information,” she said. “Those are investigative techniques that we wouldn’t be able to talk about.”

“If hypothetically we were somewhere — if we did administratively arrest some folks — that happens all the time. We conduct targeted enforcement operations every day,” she explained.

However, immigrant attorney Denise Aguilar claimed that one of her clients said ICE has been paying people $200 for information, though she admitted that might have been a lie.

“They have heard (no telling how valid the info is) that ICE is paying $200 per person for the front-desk clerk to report,” Aguilar said.

Despite the possibility that both of the claims asserted in the article are not true, the ACLU issued a campaign against Motel 6 on social media: [snip]

In a follow-up piece, the Phoenix New Times wrote, “Couple of quick points: One, Motel 6 is not denying that it had been sharing guest information with ICE, which is interesting.”

They also asked a few questions about Motel 6, including the question, “Why exactly was Motel 6 collaborating with ICE in the first place?”

Perhaps because immigration is a federal matter, and not up to Motel 6.

Perhaps, since Motel 6 is a private entity, they are free to do what ever the hell they want to do. The ACLU may not like it but that is just too effing bad.

Au Canada, it’s your turn

Our frosty, open armed neighbor claimed to care about the unhomed peoples of the world; here’s their chance to put words into action. They are being inundated with fencehoppers.

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.

The administration’s deliberations on the issue have been fluid and fast moving, and the president has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program. [snip]

There are quite a number of illegal immigrants crossing the unmanned border points into Canada; there they are arrested and placed in camps. Canada is now rethinking it’s open arms program. They’re finding out there are limits to being nice.

Trump Reportedly Ends DACA, Liberal Outrage Ensues

News broke Sunday night that President Trump will reportedly end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with a six-month enforcement delay. As you can guess, it didn’t take long for outrage among liberals to ensue.

It’s not just Democrats that opposed Trump ending DACA, however. Plenty of Republicans have urged the president to keep the program.

“I don’t think he should do that,” Ryan said Friday in an interview with WCLO in Wisconsin. “These are kids who know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and who know no other home.”

He argued a solution must come from Congress.

But in 2014, Ryan slammed former President Obama for establishing DACA, calling it “blatantly unconstitutional.” (emphasis added)

The president’s official announcement will come Tuesday.