Whenever and however the brutal war ends, millions of Ukrainians will be displaced, as well as Russians vocally opposed to the war who fear President Vladimir Putin’s retaliation. Between the invasion’s beginning and March 6, more than 13,000 anti-war protesters were arrested. Russia’s crackdown on dissenters includes blocking access to Facebook and Twitter which could disseminate anti-war news that Putin wants hushed up. In early March, Putin signed legislation under which people suspected of spreading “fake news” about Russian forces could face up to 15 years in prison.
The UN Refugee agency reported that 2 million Ukrainians have fled their country, mostly to Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. But the news agency Reuters found that, at the U.S.-Mexico border, a growing number of Russian and Ukrainian nationals have been encountered. In Mexico, the migrants buy “throwaway” vehicles and then drive across the border into the United States to seek asylum. Assuming the Russian invasion continues, tens of thousands more displaced Eastern Europeans could eventually reach the U.S. to make their asylum claims.
Illegal entry attempts could increase as visas become increasingly difficult to obtain. A Miami immigration lawyer fluent in Russian, Andrey Plaksin said he is overwhelmed with calls and emails inquiring about the visa process and their availability. One option that might help Eastern Europeans get to the U.S. would be if they applied for a nonimmigrant tourist or work visa, assuming they could find a U.S. consular post open and accepting appointments.
Once inside the U.S., they would face minimal chance of deportation. Almost immediately after the invasion began, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas granted Ukrainians living in the U.S. before March 1 temporary protected status for 18 months, protecting them from deportation for that period. Historically, TPS is quasi-automatically rolled over in 18-month increments for periods as long as two decades.
By an overwhelming margin, Americans and Congress wants to help Ukrainian citizens and other countries that Putin may be determined to destroy. Eight in tenvoters are following the Ukraine crisis closely, and 70 percent favor strong sanctions against Russia.
But with the Russia-Ukraine war coming just weeks after the U.S. airlift that took Afghan nationals to overseas U.S. military bases, then to the American homeland, and with the illegal immigration invasion ongoing, with no end in sight, many question how the country can environmentally sustain itself. Projecting Biden’s first year immigration totals over his four-year term – about 2 million illegal immigrants, 650,000 “got aways,” 1 million-plus lawful permanent residents and tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees – and the U.S. will have about 8 million illegal immigrants that Customs and Border Protection processed, and roughly 2.5 million “got aways” now in the interior, safe from deportation. The Afghan resettlement is over, but a Ukrainian surge could surpass those numbers.
To the existing totals, remember that demographers must include the roughly 3.1 family members that lawfully present immigrants, including refugees/asylees, will petition to be admitted to the country, as well as the families that they’ll start or add to once in the U.S.
Despite the Biden administration’s ballyhoo about a future green America, he’s ignored the huge carbon footprint that thousands of new immigrants will make as housing, roads, schools and hospitals are built to accommodate the needs of them and their offspring.
Fifty years ago, the Rockefeller Commission Report, “Population and the American Future,” was submitted to Congress. The report urged population stabilization at the 1972 level, 211 million. Instead, population has soared to the current 334 million, and is projected to reach about 400 million by mid-century. Be mindful that these totals are pre-Biden’s expansive open borders and resettlement policies.
Fewer people would relieve, at least in part, many of America’s social ailments, including most obviously sprawl and overcrowding. Yet stable population’s obvious benefits have escaped every presidential administration, Republican and Democrat, since Richard Nixon. A half-century of disregard for population growth has had no noticeable benefits for most Americans. For the donor class elite, however, growth is good – for them.
Joe Guzzardi is a PFIR analyst who has written about immigration and its consequences for 35 years. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Giuliani Letter To Graham — Rudy Giuliani, Nov. 22, sent a letter — which we have included as four jpeg files — to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) describing how U.S. chargé d’affaires to Ukraine, Bill Taylor has prevented at least three people from obtaining visas because they planned to provide direct testimony that high ranking Democrats affiliated with the Obama Administration used Ukraine as a base in which to attempt the rig the 2016 election, and, of course, a personal piggy bank.
Mayor Giuliani said that these people even hired a lawyer to try to resolve the matter and that the lawyer is willing to provide the Senate with his memoranda and emails.
Rudy is asking for Graham’s help in getting these people visas. It should be a no-brainer. Why not hear what they have to say?
Red Pilling Impeachment Scam — Those of us who are “red pilled” are laughing at the establishmentarian impeachment scam against President Trump. You want to impeach President Trump because he made a phone call to a foreign leader? Seriously? To “dig up dirt” about a political opponent? Seriously?
You want to red pill yourself ask why then Vice President Joe Biden’s son was sitting on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. Ask why Joe Biden forced Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire his Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in March 2016. Did you know that Poroshenko and Shokin were investigating Burisma and the Biden connection?
Regarding Trump, ask why Biden shouldn’t come up in a conversation with Ukraine. It would be a mere matter of diplomatic protocol considering Biden (and Obama) intervened in their judicial system.
Regarding digging up dirt ask why the mouthpieces are upset about it. Aren’t journalists supposed to want dirt dug up and truth revealed? Remember the problem isn’t digging up dirt it is making the dirt up.
Ask why the mouthpieces are more upset about Trump’s rather conventional phone call than the leaking of it which obviously and significantly hampers all our diplomatic outreaches. Ask why the mouthpieces are more upset about the phone call than the FBI falsifying affidavits presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court that allowed spying on an actual major party presidential nominee.
How come the mouthpieces aren’t outraged that the FBI (and CIA) interfered in the 2016 elections?
Tkach Documentary Premiers At Manor College — Manor College will host the Philadelphia premiere of the movie “Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story” 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. The film, by Emmy-award winning director Andrew Tkach, will be screened in the Basileiad Manor Library and is presented by the College’s Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center. At the conclusion of the viewing, Mr. Tkach will offer some remarks on his journey in making this work as well as conduct an open Q&A session with the audience.
The documentary interweaves journalist Rhea Clyman’s reporting on the Stalin imposed famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33, and today’s conflict in the eastern Ukraine told through the eyes of family of soldier Serhiy Hlondar. Hlondar hwas been held as a POW by pro-Russian forces for more than 1,200 days.
Holdomor Remembered At Manor College — Manor College is holding, Oct. 4, a commemoration for the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 -1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The college is at 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, Pa., 19046. The remembrance will be held in the school’s Ukrainian Heritage Museum at Manor College at 1 p.m. This event is open to the community.
“On the 85 days leading up to International Holodomor Memorial Day on November 24 2018, a candle will be lit daily in a different part of the world uniting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine in remembrance of the innocent victims of the genocidal policy of the Stalin regime, while raising awareness of the issues of human rights, respect and tolerance,” said Chrystyna Prokopovych, who is curator of the museum.
Manor College strives to foster appreciation for its Ukrainian heritage and culture; The College was established in 1947 by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, Jesus Lover of Humanity Province, a Byzantine Ukrainian order of the Eastern rite.
Manor College offers more than 50 Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Certificate programs in Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, and Education and Professional Studies to traditional age and adult students. It is America’s only accredited institution of higher education founded by Ukrainian Sisters, the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great. For information visit www.manor.edu
Ukraine War Subject Of Manor College Talk — Curt Weldon has let us know that ending Russia’s war in the Ukraine will be the subject of a talk, 3:30 p.m., May 24 at Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Speaker will be Kyle Parker, who is chief of staff of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, also known as the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Parker’s work on the Magnitsky Act, a landmark law redefining human rights advocacy around the world, is featured in a New York Times bestseller, and his expertise on Russia has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post CNN, Fox News and foreign media outlets.
The talk is free, the public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Topics are foreign policy and humanitarian efforts. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle, Dr. Larissa Kyj, former ambassador Roman Popadiuk, former Ukraine ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, and Walter Zaryckyj, who is executive director of U.S./Ukraine relations.
Ukrainian Catholic Priest Father Ighor Fedoryshyn, who is pictured at a camp near the front lines in his embattled homeland, has sent the following message (translated using Google) via John Jushchyshyn of Upper Darby, Pa.
Glory to Jesus Christ.
SirIvan,Iwas againin Kiev,prayingin the street ofthe deadheroesposvyachuvavhundredself-defense.UkraineandUkrainiancontinue theirstruggle for theindependenceof our country.
I amchaplain“right market”thatthe most activein thisfightis noteasy. SixweeksbackI want togoto the square,we can notstandasidewhile. whenpeoplefightand diefor their rights.Wifequarrelswith me, tolet go, worried aboutme, but my civic dutyto be wheremy people,where are myheroes.We willcontinueourrepairan oldhutinthis timeof perilis difficult toallocatefundsfor the repair andthe street, but when the win, everything will fall into place. The main thing isnotto losefight to the end. Transfergreetingto his wife, children and all thoseUkrainianAmericathat . . .care about the futureof our country,our country.