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NPR ignores downsides of international migration and remittances (Ashley Westerman, International Center for Journalists, U.N.) - 10/02/13

... what NPR won't tell you, see remittances. Imagine if millions of Americans had to leave the U.S. to work in Dubai and imagine that the U.S. economy was to some degree dependent on Dubai. Wouldn't that indicate a very serious problem? What would the U.S. do if the money being sent back from Dubai slowed down? Isn't living on remittances like living on candy or energy drinks? In fact, a clue to...

George W. Bush Institute on "Growth and Immigration" (Matthew Denhart) - 12/05/12

... dollars abroad in the form of remittances. In 2009, American residents sent $48.3 billion in remittances to people in other countries, the most of any other country in the world. Remittances are often sent to family members back in an immigrant’s home country, and they are a crucial source of income for many people around the world. In fact, total worldwide remittances to developing countries...

Obama at NCLR: "yes, but..." on immigration enforcement; promotes jobs for possible illegal alien construction workers; DREAM Act; comprehensive reform... - 07/25/11

... especially to the Americas. And, remittances (see that page, especially the Federal Reserve post): ...We won credit card reform and financial reform, and protections for consumers and folks who use payday lenders or send remittances home from being exploited and being ripped off. (Applause.) And: ...We worked to secure health care for 4 million children, including the children of legal...

World Bank: immigration would increase global income $356 billion by 2025; see what they won't highlight - 07/18/11

... and facilitate the transfer of remittances are pursued, says the World Bank's annual Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report for 2006. "With the number of migrants worldwide now reaching almost 200 million, their productivity and earnings are a powerful force for poverty reduction,” said François Bourguignon, World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics. "...

Charles Kenny: worst, most anti-American immigration editorial ever? (development economist, Businessweek, World Bank, apartheid) - 07/13/11

... other. 9. Kenny also promotes remittances (see the link) and increased immigration as the cure for global poverty, pointing to Haiti as an example: Michael Clemens at the Center for Global Development has calculated that four out of five Haitians worldwide who are living on more than $10 a day are living in the U.S., not Haiti. The most plausible way to get to a decent income if you are Haitian...

U.S. Post Office helping illegal aliens send money home (government corruption) - 06/11/10

From this: Looking to capitalize on the growing remittance industry, largely fueled by illegal aliens sending money earned through illegal employment in this country, back home, the U.S. Post Office now offers a wire transfer service, but only to countries in Latin America. The service, called Dinero Seguro (Sure Money) is being advertised in local post offices with posters showing a Latino...

Why Andrea Quarantillo of USCIS should be fired (misleads about TPS, remittances; Haiti; 100,000 expected to apply) - 03/12/10

... legally here and perhaps send remittances back home which helps the economy and helps the recovery," she adds. First, does anyone in their right mind think Haitians living illegally in the U.S. were going to rush to return home after the earthquake? Does anyone in their right mind think that the Department of Homeland Security was going to deport people there right after the earthquake? Does...

Washington Post editorial promotes policies that would hurt U.S. and Haiti - 01/30/10

... domestic product by sending cash remittances to their families. 1. They're falsely assuming that we have to allow people to emigrate from Haiti; we have no such responsibility. 2. Their idea of a long-term solution to Haiti's problems is to basically allow as many people as possible to move to the U.S. That's an unworkable, childlike policy. 3. Those who aren't as incredibly corrupt as the...

WSJ wants "amnesty" for Haitian illegal aliens; misleads; shows how can't be trusted (TPS) - 01/19/10

... any flaw in its people. Their remittances to Haiti also help to sustain the impoverished population. Haitians received some $1.65 billion from overseas in 2006, according to the Inter-American Development Bank. 1. The WSJ is basically admitting that the "temporary" part of TPS is just a trick. 2. Either the WSJ can't figure things out or they think their readers can't figure things out. Those...

Clarence Page misleads, promotes bad policy (Haiti, TPS, immigration, remittances) - 01/16/10

... not working. Then, he promotes remittances: Like other large immigrant groups here, Haitians send millions of dollars back to family and friends in their homeland every month. For Haiti, whose $7 billion economy equals about $2 per person per day, that cash goes a long way. According to the World Bank, remittances provide almost a fourth of the island nation's gross domestic product. Remittances...

The Economist in 2004: "More Mexicans, please" (promoted home loans to illegal aliens) - 12/14/09

... Mexicans sent $13.3 billion in remittances home from America last year (providing the second-largest source of income after oil), and three-quarters of those who remit funds have no bank accounts. A growing number of banks (118 nationwide, including 86 in the mid-west) now accept alternative forms of identification—generally the matricula card along with a taxpayer identification number—to open...

NYT: illegal immigration is "New York's special gift to America" (unhinged anti-Gillibrand editorial) - 01/31/09

... government through advocating for remittances; they support allowing that government to send us those people who might otherwise remain in Mexico to push for reforms; they support allowing illegal aliens to take college educations away from U.S. citizens; and, what they support will encourage more people to cross the desert with some dying along the way.

Western Union/Radio Shack discover new way to profit from illegal immigration: cell phone remittances (Cecilia Kang) - 04/01/08

... "Three Firms Combine on Cellphone Remittances", a barely-rewritten press release about a new scheme from Western Union. Immigrants/illegal aliens will be able to buy a phone from Trumpet Mobile at Radio Shack. The phone acts as a bit of a debit card (a "mobile wallet"), in that money can be added to it in the U.S.

NYT almost follows the money on Western Union (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ken Salazar) - 11/24/07

... immigrants sending money home ("remittances"): link. While it's a much better job than, for instance, Jill Capuzzo of that paper would have done, he doesn't go as far as he could. However, he does uncover some interesting contributions they've made: The company sponsored public forums to promote ["comprehensive immigration reform"] and donated $100,000 to a group unsuccessfully fighting...

Felipe Calderon's "League Against Discrimination of Mexicans in the United States" - 11/16/07

Here's the next grand plan of the Mexican government that will a) backfire, and b) reveal some in the U.S. to be little more than de facto agents of that government (link): Mexican President Felipe Calderon has forcefully inserted himself into the U.S.

NY Sun: illegal alien day laborers leaving due to economic downturn - 11/08/07

... countries - transfers known as remittances. Now, many say they can no longer afford the transfers and some are reporting hunger and bouts of homelessness...

Diane Sawyer/Good Morning America in Mexico on Columbus Day - 10/05/07

On Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day), Diane Sawyer from Good Morning America (newsbusters.org/node/14050) will be "reporting" from Mexico on immigration. Why, the segment practically writes itself. While I don't watch the show and won't be tuning in, I expect it will basically be a "nation of immigrants" propaganda piece and she won't be featuring anything remotely approaching real reporting, such...

Help Gregory Clark (UC Davis) reduce illegal immigration - 07/31/07

Gregory Clark - professor of economics at UC Davis - offers "Illegal immigration: our best foreign aid": About 160 million people with incomes a fifth or less than the average U.S. income now reside less than 1,500 miles from our southern border. Given this huge income gap, more border agents and more miles of fence cannot prevent substantial illegal migration.

Rev. John Fife is dangerously wrong (sanctuary movement) - 04/23/07

... and a privilege" and promoting remittances. We're also informed that two volunteers with his organization (Daniel Strauss and Shanti Sellz) received the "Archbishop Romero Human Rights Prize" at the Rothko Chapel in Houston on Sunday.

Remittance shops used to launder drug money - 02/07/07

Who knew? Two hundred federal agents and police raided 25 money remitter stores yesterday in the metropolitan area, seeking more than two dozen people charged with turning the businesses into money-laundering operations for the leaders of drug cartels... The remitter stores, sometimes called "people's banks" and usually located in poorer or minority neighborhoods, are legal businesses that...

Remittances to Mexico: $23 billion in 2006 - 02/01/07

Remittances to Mexico - money sent from legal and illegal immigrants in the U.S. to friends and relatives in Mexico - rose to $23 billion last year. That figure is from Mexico's Central Bank; the Inter-American Development Bank's estimate is $2 billion higher. This is up from $10 billion five years ago, so obviously some of the increase is due to better accounting.

Tom Brokaw, pro-illegal immigration hack - 12/26/06

Tonight, Tom Brokaw is hosting "In the Shadow of the American Dream" on NBC. As a preview, he offers "Indisputable points in the immigration debate" (also here).

Federal Reserve is completely corrupt (Directo a Mexico) - 12/06/06

... immigration by tapping into the remittances market (money sent from workers in the U.S. back to their home countries). A significant portion of the money sent to Mexico was earned by illegal aliens who were involved with the illegal activity associated with illegal immigration: illegally entering the U.S., document fraud, ID theft, hiring an illegal alien, etc. Now, Judicial Watch has obtained...

U.S. Federal Reserve to enable illegal immigration - 10/11/06

There's a lot of money to be made off illegal activity, and the U.S. Federal Reserve (FAQ) is trying to get a piece of the pie. The subscriber-only WSJ article "U.S. Banks Woo Migrants, Legal Or Otherwise" has this preview: As U.S. leaders craft policies to curb illegal immigration from Mexico, the U.S.

Chris Taylor pimps illegal immigration at Business 2.0 - 09/14/06

Chris Taylor is a senior editor at Business 2.0 Magazine, and he offers a paean to corruption and transnational greed in "Cashing in on immigration".

A liberal immigration policy - 06/20/06

... cash. [...the negative effects of remittances...] ...Can you imagine the uproar in the U.S. if our national social policy for poor people was to encourage them to leave the country and go to Canada? The Mexican government denies it is encouraging people to leave. But Mexico has still not made human trafficking illegal. They distributed 1.5 million comic books with instructions on how to...

"What Would Mexico Do with Protesting Illegals?" - 04/17/06

Obviously, no other country (that wants to remain a country and not just a territory) would allow millions of foreign citizens to enter their country illegally and then march through their streets demanding rights to which they aren't entitled. Unfortunately, because of corrupt "liberals" and "conservatives", we are perhaps the only country in the history of the world that has allowed...

Knight Ridder gets serious about effects of illegal immigration - 03/24/06

This is a bit of a shocker. From "Migration of working-age people has devastated many Mexican villages" by Jay Root: Decades ago, before massive waves of young men fled north, Pedro Avila Salamanca helped his father harvest corn and fatten pigs. He learned to write his name in a one-room schoolhouse. Sometimes he rode to town on a donkey. It's all a distant memory now. Everywhere abandoned...

Illegal aliens, supporters to march on Washington - 02/20/06

Yet another march for and by illegal aliens is planned for March: [Armando Navarro of the National Alliance for Human Rights] told The Washington Times that 2006 will be a year of "massive mobilizations, activism and political participation to countervail the heinous, racist and nativist crusade" of those who support the bill and the construction of "an Iron Curtain" along the U.S.-Mexico border...

"Banks aim to help immigrants send money home" - 01/27/06

... since 2002, have made sending remittances easier and more affordable for immigrants. Bank executives now hope that Latino immigrants will take advantage not only of their remittance services but also other financial offerings as well... The Bush administration is deeply involved in supporting the moves outlined above. Whether they're leading the banks or the banks are leading them isn't known....

"Mexico uses U.S. to avoid change" - 11/14/05

From the editorial by Patrick Osio, editor of HispanicVista.com: ...And, while supposedly guarding the border, it was miraculous how, after the cancellation of the Bracero program, during agricultural high seasons border guards seemed to evaporate, allowing a steady flow of workers in the country. And this, too, spoiled Mexico because that flow of workers acted as the steam-valve on a pressure-...

Dick Morris offers thoughts on Bush and immigration - 11/11/05

... countries of Central America is the remittances sent each week by illegal immigrants to their families back home. The "foreign aid" line is straight out of the Cato Institute playbook. When even the Bush administration says they're bad, you know they must be really, really bad: U.S. Amb. Tony Garza: "Reliance on remittances from the U.S. is not a viable economic policy." It's not "foreign aid",...

Jupiter Florida's seamy, corrupt, "liberal" underbelly - 08/23/05

FAIR is considering suing the city of Jupiter, FL over their plans to build an illegal alien hiring hall. In "Jupiter ready to fight FAIR lawsuit over labor center", their Town Manager Andy Lukasik says to bring it: "If they want to test it at the court level, so be it... It will set the stage of how a municipality will respond to this dynamic.

Is the Ventura County Star a Mexican newspaper? - 07/07/05

... amount of Mexico's income from remittances. And, it includes this: Other than households, the money sent from the United States to Mexico could be money used to pay for guides who bring Mexicans across the border, which costs about $2,000 dollars per person, or money transferred for business through personal accounts. "Guides"? You mean, like for people who climb mountains or something? No,...

A massive tax break for remittance companies? - 05/03/05

... look at this post. It says that remittances companies, like First Data / Western Union and others, are getting massive tax breaks for helping "immigrants" (mostly illegal aliens) send money back home. If that's true, I can see this story going MSM.

Their money or your safety - 09/19/04

[cross-posted at the-lonewacko-blog.redstate.org/story/2004/9/19/225351/640 and the Command Post] From August 28's edition of the CPUSA's house organ People's Weekly World (cache used because site down): U.S. Rep.

"Mexican remittances head for new record" - 08/28/04

From the AP: Remittances sent home to Mexico by workers abroad reached $7.87 billion in the first half of 2004, 25.9 percent higher than the same period of 2003, the country's central bank reported Wednesday. Experts say remittances are rising, but that some of the increase is due to increasing use of more easily monitored electronic or bank transfers; in the past, many workers sent their money...

"The Fastest Way To [profit from illegal immigration]" - 07/24/04

... maize, chilies and fruit, but remittances--mostly from agricultural or construction workers in Georgia and the Carolinas--account for a staggering 90% of the villagers' incomes. Patricio, 49, who stopped working in the U.S. three years ago, says sending money to Coatetelco has become more convenient and less expensive since his return. At the end of each month, he gets a call from his two sons,...