Americans First Uncovers Illegal Non-Citizen Voters

Americans First recently undertook an extensive investigation and uncovered non-citizens who are registered to vote.  Our inquiry sampled only 2 of 120 counties in Kentucky.  After reviewing our findings, the Kentucky Attorney General office confirmed that several of those identified in our investigation were indeed non-citizens.  Despite this confirmation, the…Read More

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Americans First recently undertook an extensive investigation and uncovered non-citizens who are registered to vote.  Our inquiry sampled only 2 of 120 counties in Kentucky.  After reviewing our findings, the Kentucky Attorney General office confirmed that several of those identified in our investigation were indeed non-citizens.  Despite this confirmation, the AG office refused to take any action or investigate further. Disturbingly, those individuals confirmed as non-citizens are still on the voter registration rolls.  Our current Attorney General is also a candidate for the upcoming Governors race and it is incumbent upon him to make sure that the integrity of that election is ensured. Click here for more info Americans First Press Release re Illegally Registered Non-Citizen Voters

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Export-Import Bank Update

As Americans First pointed out last September, Congress had kicked the can down the road on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which sole purpose is to provide taxpayer backed government loans to foreign companies.  The issue is now before Congress again (click here) and…Read More

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As Americans First pointed out last September, Congress had kicked the can down the road on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which sole purpose is to provide taxpayer backed government loans to foreign companies.  The issue is now before Congress again (click here) and has support across party lines. Americans First is strongly opposed to this re-authorization that puts U.S taxpayer money at risk only to benefit large corporations such as Boeing and Caterpillar who receive the lions share of the benefits.  Congress should learn from the lessons of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac that using taxpayer money as loan guarantees is an unwise process.

This program is rife with fraud. Only days after passing the extension last September, a Memphis, Tn. based firm admitted to fraudulently obtaining a loan and paid a $3.5 million dollar fine.  Tell Congress NO to re-authorizing the Export-Import Bank.

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Trans Pacific Partnership

Our friends at the Public Citizen have written extensively about the current TPP trade agreement that Americans First opposes (click here) and have provided great details about the harm to American citizens this deal poses.

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Our friends at the Public Citizen have written extensively about the current TPP trade agreement that Americans First opposes (click here) and have provided great details about the harm to American citizens this deal poses.

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Impact of EPA CO2 Reduction Mandate

According to the Congressional Budget Office, policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will also reduce employment. CLICK HERE to read the report. In particular, job losses in the industries that shrink would lower employment more than job gains in other…Read More

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will also reduce employment. CLICK HERE to read the report. In particular, job losses in the industries that shrink would lower employment more than job gains in other industries would increase employment, thereby raising the overall unemployment rate. And if that isn’t harmful enough, according to the U.S. Labor Dept, the lowest 20% income earners will suffer the most. This segment spends over 23% of household income on energy. This nonsensical attempt to reduce CO2 emissions in the U.S. which accounts for less than 17% of worldwide emissions, will have little to no affect on global emissions all the while devastating American jobs and households.

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The Best Way To Protect American Lives

The Paris attack is merely the latest evidence of the insatiable thirst of Islamic radicals for Western blood. It is self-evident that keeping foreign radicals out of America is the most effective way to safeguard the lives of our citizens. And the surest way to keep them out is a…Read More

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The Paris attack is merely the latest evidence of the insatiable thirst of Islamic radicals for Western blood.

It is self-evident that keeping foreign radicals out of America is the most effective way to safeguard the lives of our citizens. And the surest way to keep them out is a moratorium on all immigration.

To critics who argue this would keep out harmless immigrants as well as terrorists, the alternatives pose too great a risk.

Proponents of admitting refugees claim that proper screening can identify potential terrorists. But there is no evidence screening will be effective, as FBI Director Comey recently admitted to Congress. Moreover, history proves “effective screening” is nothing more than an illusion. The 911 hijackers and Boston Marathon “bomb brothers” were all screened, yet still murdered our citizens. At least one of the Paris attackers was a Syrian admitted to Europe as a “refugee”.

Here in Kentucky, two Iraqi “refugees” were screened yet later convicted of a terrorist conspiracy. A moratorium would render moot flaws inherent in the screening process. An immigration moratorium would avoid the expense of weeding through the criminal history of foreigners, many of whom can present no reliable evidence of their background or even from where they come. It would also avoid discriminating among people from different countries and of different religions.

Reducing the terrorist threat may also involve military action. But foreign radicals are widely dispersed throughout Muslim countries, and have now penetrated Western Europe. No doubt many are already living among us. The FBI has confirmed it is currently investigating more than 1,000 ISIS operatives or sympathizers in the US, including active investigations in Kentucky. Keeping any more of them out of America with an immigration moratorium is more directly effective to protect us.

An immigration moratorium will also save taxpayer dollars since our government will no longer have to provide social services to the newly arrived. In 2012, 51% percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) self-reported use of at least one welfare program. Resources that are currently spent screening and supporting immigrants can be redirected to help our own citizens and fight illegal immigration. Our federal government currently has to borrow billions just to feed and house our own people.

Then there is the financial scam of “church” affiliated refugee assistance groups who receive hundreds of millions of tax dollars to bring in refugees, siphon off money to pay exorbitant salaries to their executives, and then dump the refugees into our social safety net. These groups then repeat the process to get even more federal money. An immigration moratorium would put a stop to this fiasco.

An immigration moratorium will also have tangential benefits. Stopping immigration will reduce the oversupply of labor and thus naturally raise wages for working class Americans, particularly for workers at the lower end of the wage scale who compete against immigrants for jobs.

An immigration moratorium is not without precedent. One effectively existed from 1924 to 1965 during which our country had some of the largest gains in working class incomes and standards of living in its history.

As proponents of an immigration moratorium, we wish foreigners well and want them to thrive in their own countries. Private charities can assist the truly needy in their own countries. But America does not have the resources to support more immigrants.

To those who argue we have a moral obligation to take in refugees and immigrants– our government has a greater moral and legal obligation to protect our citizens. Our country has no obligation to endanger the lives of our people by admitting foreigners by the tens of thousands.

Refugee sympathizers and open-borders advocates have no right to salve their consciences by endangering Americans.

The primary responsibility of our government is to protect Americans from preventable harm.

There is little to no upside to American citizens from more immigration. And an immigration moratorium is the most effective step our government can immediately take to safeguard the lives of American citizens.

 

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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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Let’s Create Sanctuary Cities for Citizens, Not illegal Aliens

The recent murder of San Franciscan, Kate Steinle, by a seven-time documented felon and fivetime deported illegal alien has finally focused long overdue attention on the “sanctuary” policies of over 300 American cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. But the murder of Ms. Steinle is hardly an…Read More

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The recent murder of San Franciscan, Kate Steinle, by a seven-time documented felon and fivetime deported illegal alien has finally focused long overdue attention on the “sanctuary” policies of over 300 American cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. But the murder of Ms. Steinle is hardly an isolated event. These insidious sanctuary policies are directly responsible for criminal victimization of thousands of our fellow citizens at the hands of illegal aliens.

And, of course, the Obama administration has adopted what is essentially a nationwide sanctuary policy by refusing to enforce many aspects of existing immigration law. In fact, in 2010 it proudly announced it would forego legal action against sanctuary jurisdictions.

It’s absurd for a city or state to adopt a policy of refusing to obey federal law. Wasn’t ignoring federal law the policy of southern segregationists trying to thwart federal civil rights laws and against whom the National Guard was called out? And isn’t this what some Kentucky county clerks and officials in other states are doing in refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses and against whom the ACLU is taking legal action?

These sanctuary policies also contribute to a loss of respect for the law generally. Our citizens have to obey the law. Why should our state and local governments ignore the law, especially for the benefit of illegal aliens? Government at all levels has a duty to enforce the law, especially where non-enforcement is literally killing our fellow citizens. In fact, Ms. Steinle’s killer admitted that he was in San Francisco because of its sanctuary policies.

And it’s not just in sanctuary cities where our citizens have fallen prey to illegal alien criminals. The total collapse of federal immigration enforcement has led to the deaths of many of our fellow Kentuckians at the hands of illegal aliens, such as:

• Local attorney Mark Hinkle, five-year old Blake Cohorn, of Lexington, and Wanda Beach, of Pulaski County, all killed in just the last 3 years by illegal aliens driving drunk;
• Douglas Saylor, of Lexington, murdered in June 2012 by an illegal alien ; and
• For those with a longer memory, UK student Chris Maier, killed in Lexington in 1997 by the infamous illegal alien, Angel Resendiz, aka the “Railroad Killer”.

And these aren’t isolated cases of illegal alien criminality in Kentucky. Records of the Fayette County Detention Center obtained by Americans First disclose that since 2010 over 1,200 illegal aliens have been booked into that facility for murder, kidnapping, rape and felonious assault, among other crimes.

Despite the efforts of illegal alien apologists and open borders advocates to conceal it, an illegal alien crime wave is sweeping America. Consider these staggering facts:

• According to a 2011 study by the GAO based on FBI statistics, illegal aliens commit murder at nearly 10 times the rate of all U.S. inhabitants.
• Illegals account for only 3.5% of U.S population, but represented 36.7% of federal sentences in 2014 according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission;
• DHS reported in 2014 that legal and illegal immigrants comprise some 20% of prisoners in America;
•According to the March 2015 “ICE Weekly Departures and Detention Report”, 168,680 convicted criminal immigrants subject to removal orders and another 179,018 convicted immigrants with deportation cases pending were at large.
• In 2013 and 2014 the Obama administration released 66,565 criminal illegal immigrants who had 167,059 convictions, including 279 homicide, 799 sexual assault and 489 kidnapping convictions.

And of course, illegally entering our country is itself a crime against which federal authorities take virtually no enforcement action. Government’s first priority is to protect our citizens’ safety.

Instead of creating sanctuaries for illegal aliens, the federal government should end all federal aid to cities with “sanctuary” policies. And American cities and states should turn this diabolical idea on its head and create “citizen sanctuaries” by adopting policies such as:

• Strictly cooperating with federal authorities in enforcing existing immigration law;
• Mandating employer use of the E-Verify system to deny employment to illegal aliens and imposing severe penalties on employers who fail to comply or hire illegal aliens. Cities such as Lexington can legally enact such laws; they are not pre-empted by federal law.
• Adopting a law like that in Fremont, Nebraska requiring landlords to verify legal status of all tenants or be fined;
• Denying driver’s licenses to illegal aliens and increasing criminal penalties for driving without a license or insurance, or under the influence; and
• Cutting off all welfare benefits and other financial assistance to illegal aliens. Our nation exists for the benefit of our citizens, not illegal aliens.

It’s time our governments enacted policies to protect our citizens from illegal alien criminals who have no right to even be in our country.

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Illegal Voter Registration- UPDATE

Americans First conducted an investigation into the voter registration process in Kentucky and uncovered a frightening amount of holes in the process that are open to fraudulent registrations. The full analysis can be read by CLICKING HERE. Americans First has also taken initial…Read More

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Americans First conducted an investigation into the voter registration process in Kentucky and uncovered a frightening amount of holes in the process that are open to fraudulent registrations. The full analysis can be read by CLICKING HERE. Americans First has also taken initial legal steps towards demanding that the Ky Board of Elections examine its voter rolls and purge all unqualified voters. Until then, Kentucky residents can have little faith in the integrity of our electoral process.

UPDATE:  Americans First was contacted by the Ky Attorney General office and they requested the findings of our recent investigation into potential illegally registered voters that we identified.   We will post updates as they become available.

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Americans First Update

2015 will be an exciting year for Americans First. With our website and social media efforts on Facebook we are continually bringing our supporters and the public news and opinions on issues affecting our fellow citizens. We hope to enhance those platforms during the year. If you would be interested…Read More

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2015 will be an exciting year for Americans First. With our website and social media efforts on Facebook we are continually bringing our supporters and the public news and opinions on issues affecting our fellow citizens. We hope to enhance those platforms during the year. If you would be interested in contributing to those efforts please contact us at info@AmericansFirst.org

Americans First also intends to support and sponsor public events and activism when the need arises. We welcome your input on that as well.

Americans First is also focused on in-depth investigation and exposure of problems in our government and society harming our citizens. One of our many issues is voter fraud and election integrity.

On that front Americans First undertook an investigation similar to what other states have done to check the integrity of the voter registration rolls in Kentucky.  The results to date are alarming and we feel they warrant further review.  We have shared our findings with the office of Secretary of State Allison Grimes and asked that her office investigate. We are awaiting her response before proceeding further or sharing the details of our findings publicly.

We will keep you advised of developments regarding our investigation and Secretary Grimes’ response.

Again, if you would like to get more involved with Americans First or have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact us.

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