Tax Reform For Citizens

Despite the rhetoric coming from Congress, the current tax “reform” proposals from the House and Senate are not for the benefit of American citizens.  Click Here for Americans First position on the proposed “reforms”.

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Despite the rhetoric coming from Congress, the current tax “reform” proposals from the House and Senate are not for the benefit of American citizens.  Click Here for Americans First position on the proposed “reforms”.

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Make E-Verify Mandatory

Less than 10 states currently mandate use of E-Verify by both private and public employers. E-Verify is a quick, free, and easy tool for combating illegal immigration and is simply good public policy. Here’s why: It Protects American Workers. E-Verify prevents job-related identity theft because full name, SSN, date of birth, gender and photographic…Read More

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Less than 10 states currently mandate use of E-Verify by both private and public employers. E-Verify is a quick, free, and easy tool for combating illegal immigration and is simply good public policy. Here’s why:

It Protects American Workers. E-Verify prevents job-related identity theft because full name, SSN, date of birth, gender and photographic identification must match.

It Prevents Wage Depression. Employers that hire illegal aliens over American workers drive down fair market wages and avoid obligations they owe their employees under state and federal laws. E-Verify prevents the depression of wages that result from illegal aliens willing to work for substandard pay.

It Turns Off The Magnet.  Mandating use of E-Verify reduces the attraction that causes many illegal immigrants to make an often dangerous journey.  Reducing employment opportunities eliminates that attraction.

 

Send a message to your local state legislator by Clicking Here and tell them to mandate E-Verify

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Tell The Senate To Pass Sanctuary City Bills

Sanctuary cities—state and local jurisdictions with policies that obstruct immigration enforcement—pose a serious danger to our communities. Americans across the country have demanded that Congress act to punish sanctuary cities since Kate Steinle was tragically shot and killed July 2015 in San…Read More

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Sanctuary cities—state and local jurisdictions with policies that obstruct immigration enforcement—pose a serious danger to our communities. Americans across the country have demanded that Congress act to punish sanctuary cities since Kate Steinle was tragically shot and killed July 2015 in San Francisco by an illegal alien with seven convictions and five previous deportations. The House has passed two Sanctuary City bills with bi-partisan support but outrageously, the Senate still has not passed the legislation to punish these jurisdictions that defy federal law and cost innocent American citizens’ their lives. Make your voice heard and demand the Senate act.  The House has passed two Sanctuary City bills with bi-partisan support.  Click Here to send an automated message to your legislator

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Kentucky Tonight

Dan Rose, President of Americans First was a guest panelist discussing immigration policies on Kentucky Tonight, a PBS statewide television program.  You can watch the replay by clicking here

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Dan Rose, President of Americans First was a guest panelist discussing immigration policies on Kentucky Tonight, a PBS statewide television program.  You can watch the replay by clicking here

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The Truth About DACA Amnesty

Much has been  speculated on regarding amnesty for DACA recipients.  The Center For Immigration Studies explains that it isn’t just 1 amnesty, it’s actually 8 amnesties, many that would never be offered to American citizens.  Click Here to read the full article

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Much has been  speculated on regarding amnesty for DACA recipients.  The Center For Immigration Studies explains that it isn’t just 1 amnesty, it’s actually 8 amnesties, many that would never be offered to American citizens.  Click Here to read the full article

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Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crimes

Americans First leadership recently went to Washington D.C. as guest of FAIR and AVIAC (Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime).  Our purpose was to lobby the Senate and specifically Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring several Sanctuary City bills to the floor for vote.  Both HR 3003 and HR…Read More

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Americans First leadership recently went to Washington D.C. as guest of FAIR and AVIAC (Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime).  Our purpose was to lobby the Senate and specifically Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring several Sanctuary City bills to the floor for vote.  Both HR 3003 and HR 3004 (better known as Kate’s Law) have passed in the House with bi-partisan support but are languishing in the Senate.  Many of the family members of the victims outlined in this article (click here)  were in attendance.   It’s time the Senate moved on these bills and expedite them into law before the list of victims grows longer.

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Turn Off The Illegal Immigration Magnet

Our federal government spent hundreds of millions to build the E-Verify system for employers to check the immigration status of applicants. However, there is no mandatory use of a simple system that is free to employers and takes less than 10 minutes to execute. Today, less than 10 States require…Read More

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Our federal government spent hundreds of millions to build the E-Verify system for employers to check the immigration status of applicants. However, there is no mandatory use of a simple system that is free to employers and takes less than 10 minutes to execute. Today, less than 10 States require employers to use E-Verify. In fact, the State of California made it illegal for cities and county governments to create ordinances requiring employers to use E-Verify. America needs to crack down on not only the illegal border crossings, but also the magnet that corporate businesses use to attract illegal immigrants.

Take a moment to watch an excerpt from the documentary Food Inc. that illustrates how corporations flaunt immigration laws and act in concert with authorities to keep the supply of cheap illegal immigrant labor flowing. Take special note of how Smithfield Foods advertises in Mexican newspapers for jobs and provides buses to transport workers. Click Here for a link to the excerpt.

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What is Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes Hiding?

What is Secretary of State Grimes trying to hide by refusing to cooperate with President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity? She insists that Kentucky’s voter rolls are clean, but refuses to provide the Commission with the information it needs to verify if that is true. Her position is…Read More

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What is Secretary of State Grimes trying to hide by refusing to cooperate with President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity? She insists that Kentucky’s voter rolls are clean, but refuses to provide the Commission with the information it needs to verify if that is true. Her position is ridiculous given actual evidence of Kentucky voter registration irregularities. What evidence, you might ask?

Let’s start with the findings by our non-profit citizens advocacy organization, Americans First, Inc., which undertook a limited investigation to find out whether any non-citizens are illegally registered to vote in Kentucky. Using information obtained from the Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles, we compared a list of non-citizens in Fayette and Jefferson counties who obtained driving licenses using Non-US Citizen form TC-94-152 against a list of registered voters on the Secretary of State’s voter registration website. We found 38 people in those two counties alone who applied for a driver’s license using the Non-US Citizen application form who were registered to vote in Kentucky. Could these be non-citizens illegally registered to vote?

We first referred our findings to Secretary of State Grimes’ office which then referred us to the Special Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General’s office.  After further review of our findings, they confirmed that several of those we identified were indeed non-citizens who were illegally registered to vote, but neither the Attorney’s General office nor Secretary Grimes took any action against those persons. Most troubling is that all of them are still registered to vote.

Want more evidence Kentucky’s voter rolls are dirty? This past April, Judicial Watch served Secretary Grimes with notice of potential legal action against her office after their investigation determined there are 30 Kentucky counties with more registered voters than citizens over the age of 18 per 2015 U.S. Census Bureau estimates (Click Here ).  For example, Boone County has a population of approximately 85,000 persons over 18, but over 100,000 registered voters.  This is more evidence that Secretary Grimes is not maintaining clean voter registration records as mandated by the National Voter Registration Act.

There is evidence of voter registration irregularities not just in Kentucky but across the country. For example, The Public Interest Legal Foundation last month released a comprehensive report after its investigation found that Virginia recently removed more than 5,500 non-citizens from voter lists, including 1,852 people who had cast ballots.

And in 2012, a Pew Research study found that approximately 24 million voter registrations – one of every eight registrations in the U.S. – are either no longer valid or significantly inaccurate, that more than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and that approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.

Much of the illegal voter registration stems from the ease with which a person can register with no verification of eligibility. The voter registration form used in Kentucky and other states merely requires a name, address and a social security number. The registrants simply declare on the form that they are a citizen and not otherwise ineligible, but there is no independent verification of citizenship or whether the social security number given is even valid. In Kentucky, if the social security number given by the registrant doesn’t match one of an existing registered Kentucky voter, the registration is automatically accepted. In effect, the system is essentially designed to facilitate fraudulent registration.

Given the evidence of voter registration fraud in Kentucky and across the country, Secretary Grimes’ refusal to cooperate with the Election Integrity Commission’s request is an inexcusable dereliction of her duty to our citizens. Her stated reason for not cooperating is also completely disingenuous. She was recently quoted as saying, “I’m not going to risk sensitive information for 3.2 million Kentuckians getting in the wrong hands, into the public domain and possibly for the wrong reasons, to keep people away from the ballot box”. Her faked concern is laughable since, for the princely sum of $450, her office will gladly sell to political parties and political action committees essentially the same voter information requested by the Commission.

The President’s commission’s effort to address the problem of illegal registration and voting has been equated with voter suppression.  But shouldn’t illegal voting be suppressed? Moreover, none of the efforts to cleanse the voter rolls of illegal registrants will prevent a qualified citizen from voting. Insuring only qualified citizens can vote enhances their electoral power by insuring their votes are not diluted by illegal ones. No American citizen should be opposed to efforts to purge our voter rolls of ineligible registrants to protect the integrity of our electoral process.

So, we again pose the question: with actual evidence of irregularities in Kentucky’s voter registration records, what is Secretary Grimes trying to hide by refusing to cooperate with the President’s Commission?

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Kentucky Voter Registration

Judicial Watch, a non-profit citizens watchdog group, has sent a Letter of Notification to Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes, NVRA-Violation-letter-KY-2017 , regarding her office’s failure to comply with Section 8 of the NVRA (National Voter Rights Act) that requires periodic maintenance of voter registration rolls.…Read More

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Judicial Watch, a non-profit citizens watchdog group, has sent a Letter of Notification to Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes, NVRA-Violation-letter-KY-2017 , regarding her office’s failure to comply with Section 8 of the NVRA (National Voter Rights Act) that requires periodic maintenance of voter registration rolls.  Judicial Watch has found 30 counties in Kentucky where the number of registered voters exceeds the number of residents of voter age (based on most recent Census data). American First has been advocating for this same maintenance of voter registration rolls.

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Refugee Resettlement Program Facts -Updated

The Refugee Resettlement Program is not in the interest of American citizens and should be discontinued.  (Click here to download complete Americans First Fact Sheet) Basically, the entire program involves: • The massive influx…Read More

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The Refugee Resettlement Program is not in the interest of American citizens and should be discontinued.  (Click here to download complete Americans First Fact Sheet)

Basically, the entire program involves:

• The massive influx of people, many from dysfunctional societies, who are chosen by the UN in cooperation with the federal government.

• Claims of refugee status are in many cases completely fraudulent and refugees have included terrorists, such as the Iraqi terrorists in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the Boston Marathon bombers who came as asylees under similar standards.

• Refugees are not assimilating into our society, but instead are living off welfare programs and imposing costs on state and local governments already in financial trouble. Fayette County’s public school system is facing deficits of millions of dollars, in large part because of the costs imposed by refugees and illegal aliens, many of whom don’t speak or write English and have to be provided with translators.

• Our government currently has to borrow money just to keep our own citizens fed and housed. But church affiliated groups are receiving federal government money to pay big salaries to their executives and are bringing more and more refugees here and dumping them into our social safety net that our own citizens need (and helping refugees take jobs from our own citizens). Then the church groups just repeat the process to get even more money.

• Refugees are bringing in communicable diseases, engaging in crime, and many have no conception of religious, political or sexual tolerance.

• Refugees are settled in areas where the people administering the program aren’t affected by the problems they create.

 

WHAT CAN OUR CITIZENS DO TO STOP THIS?

1. Write or call your representatives and senators and tell them to stop this program.

2. Tell your churches to get out of this racket and stop using taxpayer money.

 

Consider the following troubling facts about the federal refugee resettlement program:

 

  1. THE PROGRAM IS BEING EXPLOITED BY CHURCH GROUPS WHO SIPHON FEDERAL MONEY THAT ENRICHES THEIR ADMINISTRATORS AND WHO THEN DUMP THE REFUGEES INTO OUR WELFARE SYSTEM AFTER A FEW MONTHS AND THEN THEY REPEAT AND EVEN EXPAND THE PROCESS.
  2. Catholic Charities of Louisville’s latest IRS Form 990 from 2012 shows they took in $13,493,000 in government grants out of just over $18 million in total funding. This was an increase from 2011 when they had $11,349,920 from GOVERNMENT GRANTS! The vast majority of their funding comes from TAXPAYERS! They paid out approximately $3,700,000 in salaries and benefits in both years.
  3. The United Nations in conjunction with the US State Department determines who qualifies as refugees and where they should be settled in the US without any input from the citizens of the communities in which they are settled. Local communities have no control over who gets settled there.
  4. Refugee resettlement is a self-perpetuating global enterprise. The Refugee resettlement bureaucracy is funded entirely by the federal government and has a direct interest in settling more and more refugees so its budget is constantly increasing.
  5. The program is rife with fraud and corruption at all levels. UN personnel often sell access to the program and once here refugees make false claims of family relationship in order to facilitate wider immigration.
  6. Terrorist organizations are using the program as a means to get their people into the US. Two Iraqis who were settled in Bowling Green were convicted of terrorist activities. The Boston Marathon bombers came here as asylees.
  7. Membership in a U.S.-registered Islamic terrorist group is not a bar to entry under the program as long as the refugee was not a “direct participant” in “terrorist” activity.
  8. Economic distress is not supposed to be a basis for claims of refugee status. But congress and the UN can name whatever group they want to be a refugee or asylum seeker. For instance Congress passed a law declaring China’s one-child policy to be an example of persecution based upon a political view. Not surprisingly the Chinese now head up the list of successful asylum seekers.
  9. Many communicable diseases are being brought here, TB in particular. TB among the foreign-born now accounts for about half of the TB in America.
  10. Refugee access to welfare on the same basis as a S. citizen has made the program a global magnet.
  11. Refugee “self-sufficiency” is supposed to be an important measure of success and a basis for assigning future refugees to agencies. But the definition of “self-sufficiency” has been steadily defined downward and today is virtually meaningless. A refugee can be considered “self-sufficient” while benefitting from a wide array of welfare programs, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Public Housing and Social Security.
  12. Welfare use is staggering among refugees, but welfare usage is never counted by officials as part of the cost of the program. When it is included, the total cost of the refugee program soars to at least $10 billion a year.
  13. At a time when some American citizens are being are pushed off of time-limited welfare programs, many refugees are going on life-time cash assistance programs. For instance, 12.7% of refugees are on SSI – a lifetime entitlement to a monthly check. Of Refugees, 57.7% are on government medical assistance such as Medicaid, about 25% have no health insurance at all, 70.2% are receiving food stamps, and 31.6% are in public housing.
  14. Forty seven percent (47%) of loans made to refugees for transportation to the S. are currently unpaid, leaving an unpaid balance of approximately $450 million.
  15. Refugee resettlement is profitable to the organizations involved in it. They receive money from the federal government for each refugee they bring over. They have almost no real responsibilities for these refugees. After 4 months the “sponsoring” organization is not even required to know where the refugee lives.
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