Tulsa, OK Media Suckered by Incomplete Data Peddled by ‘New American Economy’ Propagandists

Ha! What do you know!

I just mentioned the New American Economy shysters (Michael Bloomberg and his globalist gang!) the other day and how they promote the phony-baloney idea that a growing immigrant population brings economic boom times to struggling (are they really struggling?) American cities.

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Does no one in the media ever question these slick propaganda reports?  https://www.cityoftulsa.org/media/6141/newamericaneconomytulsareport11-29-17.pdf

And, along comes this news: Tulsa’s NBC 2 News falls for the supposed “study” that says immigrants add billions annually to the Tulsa economy.

But, oopsy, apparently no one ever asks about what the COSTS are to the local economy.

This study is a joke.

Where are the costs to the local school system, the criminal justice system, the local health system, the welfare costs?

Are the “new Americans” putting pressure on the supply of housing needed for ‘old Americans?’

And, where are the figures for the remittance dollars being sent out to the third world and forever gone from the Oklahoma economy?

 

Here is 2 News:

Immigrants are 7 percent of Tulsa population, contribute nearly $4 billion

 

TULSA, Okla. — If it weren’t for immigrants, Tulsa’s population would be about 1/4 fewer than 10 years ago.

According to Christina Da Silva, Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Tulsa, immigrants accounted for about 24 percent of the city’s growth.

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Yippee! We are celebrating diversity too says Christina Da Silva.  https://www.publicradiotulsa.org/post/da-silva-named-deputy-chief-staff

It’s a group that continues to grow both in population and in diversity.

“The majority of them are coming from South and Central America, but we also have a fast growing Asian population. Many of them are coming from Bhurma (sic) as refugees,” Da Silva said.

About 6.7 percent of the population in the Tulsa metro area are immigrants, according to the “New Americans in Tulsa” report . In 2015, they contributed $3.8 billion to the Tulsa metro area’s gross domestic product.

Da Silva says immigrants are crucial to the local economy, as many take on jobs that are in high demand like construction. [Really, there are no Americans wanting construction jobs in Tulsa?—ed]

[….]

“As the city grows and becomes a more world-class city, what’s exciting is being able to celebrate the diversity,” Da Silva said.

More here.

question markWhere are you Oklahomans?  Best thing you could do is to push back against your local media when they publish stories like this one. 
Did you know this? Tulsa’s crime rate is through the roof!

Remittances: The “R” Word No One Talks About

The next time you see a gushing news story where you live about how “new Americans” are causing your city’s economy to blossom, check the study and see if the “Welcoming” gang has factored in the amount of money LEAVING your community!

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A small fee on Remittances will do it Donald! 

Remittances are the dollars, US dollars, leaving the US economy and are the primary reason countries like Mexico, El Salvador, India, countries in Africa (e.g. Somalia!) and so forth want their migrants to get to the US where they can find employment and welfare (and fraud/crime) in order to send money back ‘home.’

I’ll bet you will never find any figure in any glowing economic study written by the likes of  Welcoming America and the New American Economy globalists that shows how much money is leaving your city or state for a foreign country.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform and other immigration restriction groups see those huge outflows as a source of funding for border security and the wall.

From FAIR’s Bob Dane,

Legal and illegal migrants sent $53.4 billion in remittances back to Mexico and Central America in 2018. That’s $53.4 billion – with a “B” – and more than double the projected cost of building a border barrier.

Remittances to Mexico alone reached $33.7 billion in 2018, up 21 percent from roughly $27.8 billion in 2016, the World Bank reported.

Remittances to Central America are spiking with a growing inflow of asylum seekers benefiting from U.S. catch-and-release laws. Wire transfers to Central America hit $19.7 billion last year, up from $15.8 billion in 2016. The southbound windfall includes payments to human-trafficking cartels.

With an estimated 83 percent of Mexicans who enter the U.S. illegally sending money home, a surcharge on remittances is one sure way for President Trump to make good on his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall.

For a few cents on the dollar it wouldn’t take long for Mexico to pay for the wall! Dane continues,

At the current (and rising) rate of remittances, a nominal 2 percent surcharge on Mexico-bound funds would raise $674 million for a border wall in the first year. Slap a fee on all foreign remittances — $150 billion last year — and the 2,000-mile barrier is fully paid off within eight years.

See the World Bank study. There is big money for global banks in this migration business, while those billions leaving the US are no longer available for circulation in your local economy!

Looking for something to do?

question markThe next time you see any mention in local news about how your city is booming because of “new Americans,” call the reporter, ask him/her for the study the news is based upon and look to see if any mention is made of money leaving your city or state for a third world country.  If it’s not there, write a letter to the editor to tell the public that the study is bogus.
And, hey, I will bet there is no mention of costs for the criminal justice system in the glowing economic report either.  There might not even be the costs for your local school system!

 

Is Obama’s Task Force on New Americans still a working plan?

A reader just reminded me of Obama’s propaganda initiative to plant the idea that refugees and immigrants bring the joys of diversity and economic good times to cities welcoming migrants of all stripes.

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Download before it disappears!  https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/final_tf_newamericans_report_4-14-15_clean.pdf

You might want to dismiss this as old news and not worth remembering, but if you recall at the time, Obama’s Task Force on New Americans was a government-wide plan that they wanted to place into the DNA of federal, state, and local governments presumably by setting policies, electing officials and planting employees who would carry out the agenda long after Obama was gone from the White House.

Here they are bragging about their successes in 2015:

On November 21, 2014, the President established the White House Task Force on New Americans—a government-wide effort tasked with better integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities. Want to get more details about the Task Force’s recommendations? Read the strategic action plan here.

 
In 2015, the Task Force has been busy implementing recommended actions and highlighting local models of success.

(Don’t miss the action plan! You might want to download it before it disappears!)

Continue here and you will see that they had (have!) some key initiatives. One was to tell the stories (via their media friends) of successful refugees and immigrants—they love stories—to bring the general public to their point of view that all immigration is a net positive for America.

Another was (is!) to spearhead a citizenship drive to get as many immigrants voting as they possibly could (can!). All, of course, under the rubric that this was all about “integration.”

As was intended, these initiatives continue to be promoted and it is much of the reason I wanted to write this blog as my small attempt to balance the news you read—-heck we can tell stories too!

Problem is that we don’t do it often enough—tell the not-so-sweet stories about what diversity often brings to America!

I’m posting this information from the ‘Welcoming Communities’ plan below for your future reference (and in case it is scrubbed!).

 

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Don’t ask me why this second list leaves out a few locations?  Maybe they quit after the map was produced!
Let me be clear! These initiatives did not go away when Obama did!

 

If you live in any of those “welcoming” locations, are you keeping an eye on your elected officials and speaking up?question mark

 

Is Your Community One of 13 Recognized for its Welcome to New Americans?

When I wrote my post welcoming readers to my new blog, I told you I was writing to attempt to balance the news because you will be bombarded by stories over the next two years about how immigrants (New Americans is the preferred word) financially and culturally benefit your community.

Sure they may bring some benefits but also some problems and it is the problems that Open Borders pushers like the New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America NEVER mention.

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The chief propagandists behind the New American Economy.  Does anyone think they have the best interests of average Americans at heart? Or is it all about cheap labor?

Someone has to do it—tell the rest of the story—and I’m hoping Frauds and Crooks will be a one-stop shop for cataloging stories about frauds and crimes that cost you and me both financially and from a security standpoint so that you can best decide where you stand on the issue of our time—migration.

We are in a tough battle because the Open Borders Left has joined with global giants to push more and more immigration down our throats.

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Welcoming America Founder Lubell has a new position. He is working in Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the UK to help make them be more welcoming.  https://www.welcomingamerica.org/content/david-lubell

I saw a story this morning from Bowling Green, KY, a huge refugee resettlement site that I wrote about often at Refugee Resettlement Watch.

It’s about how the Chamber of Commerce and local government are working with NAE and their Gateways for Growth initiative to improve employment prospects for the “New Americans” living there.

You can read the story yourself, here.

Bowling Green is one of thirteen localities which have been awarded grants for 2019 to boost the immigrant population—to get them working and voting.

From NAE’s website:

Thirteen Communities Across the United States Make a Commitment to Welcome New Americans

Launched in December 2015, the Gateways for Growth Challenge is a competitive opportunity for local communities to receive direct technical assistance from New American Economy and Welcoming America to develop multi-sector plans for welcoming and integrating immigrants.

 

Here are the locations awarded grants for 2019:

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Charlotte, North Carolina
Flint, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lexington, Kentucky
Lowell, Massachusetts
Memphis, Tennessee
Northern Kentucky
Roanoke, Virginia
San Antonio, Texas
Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio
Wayne County, Michigan

Learn more here.

You know the grants themselves are really not that great, but they buy media because every location on this list will likely generate warm and fuzzy local media coverage just like the story at the Bowling Green Daily News.

Has Bowling Green already forgotten that it is the location where two Iraqi refugee terrorists were arrested only a few years ago?  Has that news been swept under the rug? Sure looks like it.

question markAre you seeing news in a local paper or on local TV about one of the other twelve locations, if so, send me a link!

Update:  Thanks to Robin here is the puff-piece from Lexington, KY local news.