“If you ain’t mad, you ain’t pay’in attention” –Terry Anderson
No Guest Worker Plans that only perpetuate illegal immigration;
No Amnesty in any form;
No rewards for those that broke our laws by entering the U.S. illegally;
Secure our borders by whatever means necessary (such as National Guard troops assisting the U.S. Border Patrol and/or a fence across ALL the open border areas); and,
Enforce existing federal laws by imposing fines, even jail terms, on unscrupulous employers that hire illegal aliens instead of Americans or legal residents.
Immigration Policy 101. Lesson 1.
(1) Statement of Problem; People are entering the United States illegally in massive numbers to escape poverty in their home countries.
(A) Why is massive illegal immigration a problem?
1- National Security; massive illegal entry into the U.S. allows terrorists to easily enter the U.S.
2- Crime; poverty breeds crime, importing the worlds poor also imports more crime which results in increased costs to the taxpayer for public safety, courts and incarceration.
3- Jobs and the Economy; illegal immigrants will work for less and displace American workers. A massive surplus of workers drives down wages and purchasing power and will result in massive unemployment during an economic slowdown. In other words, the next recession could easily turn into a depression which would make the Great Depression look like a picnic and will cause great societal convulsions in America.
4- Public Education; Large numbers of foreign speaking students are increasing public education costs and decreasing the quality of public education which in turn causes more Americans to take their children out of the public education system and decreases taxpayer willingness to support public education.
5- Health Care Costs; illegal immigrants have no health insurance and receives free health care, which further increases health care costs in America.
6- Public Health; Illegal immigrants are not screened for disease, such as; AIDS, Cholera, Hepatitis, Measles and Tuberculosis when they enter the United States. Vast numbers of illegal immigrants work in agriculture and food processing and restaurants, this exposes the United States to potentially deadly epidemics.
(B) What is the cause of the illegal immigration problem;
1- Greed; employers are willing to violate immigration laws by hiring undocumented workers to lower their labor costs and increase their profits. Third world peoples are willing to break American law and enter the United States illegally in order to work for those employers.
2- Law Enforcement; the government has not been willing to enforce the law against the hiring undocumented workers which has allowed employers to hire illegal immigrants without sanctions. This has caused more employers to hire undocumented workers to keep their labor costs down which in turn as caused more people to illegally enter the United States thus causing massive illegal immigration.
(B) What is the solution to the illegal immigration problem.
1- Law Enforcement; Enforce the immigration laws that are now on the books. Prosecute employers of undocumented workers, which will cause fewer employers to be willing to hire illegal immigrants, which will cause fewer people to illegally enter the United States in order to find work.
2- Enhance Border Security; Improved border security will not completely stop illegal immigration but it will discourage massive illegal immigration. The United States has left the door open far too long, it’s time for real border security by use of the active duty military if necessary. A nation without borders is not a nation.
3- Throw The Bums Out; Vote out of office all the politicians that are trying sell the American people on some comprehensive solution that includes a guest worker, and /or, an amnesty program. These are just cheap, cowardly, politicians that have no interest in solving the illegal immigration problem, they are just pandering for votes and campaign contributions from the interests that profit from illegal immigration. They don’t deserve to be in public office. They are not the solution to the problem, they are the problem.
WE are a Nation of Laws and The Rule of Law must be upheld. The very survival of this Great Nation Depends on it. Enough is Enough!!!! Enforce the Law, Secure the Border, Sanction law breaking employers, stop insane policies that reward or encourage illegal immigration:
REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, AT THE VERY LEAST, START BY STAYING INFORMED!
IF THE GOVERNMENT WAS SERIOUS ABOUT IMMIGRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT THEY WOULD DO MORE ABOUT IT. We have a massive failure of goverment at all levels, federal, state and local.
We are a Nation of Laws. We �Our� elected officials, and our appointed officials, must have the courage � the fortitude � to enforce, with compassion but without apology, those laws that protect the integrity of our borders and the rights of our lawful citizens.
The Polls Zogby, Roper, Pew, and A recent CNN poll showed 87 percent of Americans want illegal immigration stopped. It is critical to distinguish the reform that the public seeks from the deceptive package of measures that the immigration lobby is peddling.
5,000 to 10,000 �illegal aliens� enter the U.S. successfully every night, 3 to 4 million cross �illegally� into the United States every year.
Twelve to 23 million �illegal aliens� currently in the U.S.
Today, conditions are probably as bad or worse than they ever have been on the border. What we find is a mass invasion of historic proportions: individuals running through backyards, breaking down fences, slaughtering cattle, cutting their dogs� throats if they bark, and terrifying people. Men and women who live on the border walk around armed. Women accompany their children to the bus stop with a gun in their purse in the heaviest cross-corridors.
We find that people are afraid to go out at night. Husbands and wives can�t go out together unless somebody is home because someone may break-in and tear the place up. Water tanks are emptied. Stock gets killed. Fences are destroyed. It�s a very, very bad and our politicians continue to pander.
We must secure our borders and enforce our laws now! Our citizens deserve it, our Constitution demands it, and our Oath of Office requires us. We have the ability, the technology, the resources we just need honest and dedicated servants to honor the will of this great nation.
Violent gang activity is on the rise. The largest and most violent gangs in America are made up of illegal aliens (MS-13 �50,000� strong, one of the most violent every known) For example, several Virginia suburbs have seen an increase in machete crimes, as foreign gangs seem to use this weapon to cut off fingers of rivals.
Most people now understand that illegal immigration affects the entire nation. Illegal immigrants are showing up all over the country.
Local governments are being forced to deal with huge impacts of illegal aliens.
Who suffers? The answer is you and I. We are forced to bear the burden of rising taxes to pay for free services for illegal immigrants!
My intent is not to be harsh, but honest and give you a dose of reality. Many of these people simply want to better their lives. And, yes, I understand that our country is made up of immigrants and their descendents. But so is every nation. WE must distinguish between legal and illegal. People who have enough respect for this great country to abide by its laws and follow the established procedure for so doing are welcome. It is the scofflaws who ignore our laws and essentially break into the country who are the problem.
Every single American, in every corner of the country, is at risk from our unsecured borders!
What part of illegal do they not understand? What part of the law are they having trouble understanding? How much crime are they willing to tolerate before they get serious? How many more billions in services can we afford?
So who�s Job is it?
Article IV Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states that, �The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.� If three to four million �illegal� aliens coming across the border annually is not an invasion, I don�t know what is!
What can be worse than about the fact that they�re being allowed to receive that? How FREE SCHOOLING, FREE HOUSING, FREE MEDICAL COVERAGE, FOOD STAMPS, JOBS THAT AMERICANS USE TO DO, SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS, UNCONSTITUTIONAL CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH TO NON-AMERICANS, SUBSIDIZED HOME MORTGAGES, SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES, DRUG TRAFFICKING, GANGS, DISRESPECT FOR AMERICA, DEMAND YOU SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE, DEMAND YOU TEACH THEM IN THEIR LANGUAGE!
The cost is in BILLIONS of dollars (nationally):
$70 billion in federal public benefits.
$200 billion annually I lost American wages.
1/3 of our federal prisoners are illegals (cost $1.6 billion).
$1.6 billion in displaced American workers.
$80 billion in the war on drugs.
$8500 per student plus 1200 additional for English Learners in K-12 (times 1.5 million), most illegal or children of illegal aliens.
$27 billion to provide forms, ballots, interpreters and brochures for languages other than English.
$350 billion in unpaid taxes due to the underground workforce.
$2 TO 3 billion in �Earned Income Tax Credits�
$40.2 billion in business deductions for wage and benefits for illegals
We as Americans pay billions annually for educating the children of illegal aliens ($7 to $12 billion in California alone). (PEW)
The Center for Immigration Studies in Washington has estimated that illegal aliens have cost U.S. workers $133 billion in job loses. (PEW)
Food stamps and medical benefits for undocumented immigrants cost Americans some $65 billion annually. (PEW)
Illegals have been running up a tab of $2.5 billion annually for Medicaid alone. (PEW)
The American Hospital Association has said the cost of uncompensated care for patients, many of them illegal aliens, amounted to more than $21 billion in a year.
More than 80 percent of the illegal drugs in the U.S. come across our porous borders, according to experts. (as high as 90% of Meth comes across the border)
This is the bottom line and there is no way any politician or activist can defend or excuse the cost to this country daily:
For too long the United States Government and the Government of Mexico have turned a blind eye and now we are faced with a crisis that may be beyond fixing.
The 5 Myths of illegal immigration:
Myth #1: Illegal aliens take jobs Americans won�t do.
This probably never was true, but this clich� has now become a job-destroying and wage-lowering philosophy where employers use both unskilled and (increasingly) skilled immigrants to hold down wages and obtain cheap labor at the expense of American workers. In addition employers who use �illegal� labor compete illegally and unfairly against the honest/law abiding employer.
– You pay an American a decent wage and they will do the job.
– 18 million Americans in unemployment lines.
– Over 60% of adult black males are out of work (between ages of 18 & 24)
– A bloated welfare system.
Myth #2: Illegal aliens contribute more to the economy and tax base than they take.
Barrons report $311-350 in unpaid taxes due to the underground workforce.
A great majority of illegals make $6 to $8 per hour, and qualify for the �earned income tax credit (welfare)�.
Public education cost from $8,000 to $10,000 per child, multiply that times 2 to 4 children.
Add free and reduced breakfast and lunch, free medical, food stamps, housing subsidies.
Harvard Univ. put the cost of public benefits at over $70 billion annually.
Myth #3: Without illegal alien farm labor, a head of lettuce would cost you $3.
It already cost you over $3.00. You make a down payment at the grocery store. Government finances the other $2. Healthcare, education, food stamps, subsidized housing, criminal justice cost, etc. Farmers and Corporate America get cheap labor while the American taxpayer (you and I) pay billions in social and economic cost.
Also a recent study stated that the cost of agriculture products would increase a household cost by $10 per month if we stopped using immigrant labor. (Our health insurance and education cost would go down by hundreds of million of dollars.)
Myth #4: Most illegal aliens come here only to seek work and are law-abiding people.
Los Angeles, as of Jan. 2004:
1/3 of all federal prisoners are �illegal� aliens according to CNN.
95% of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens.
66% of all fugitive felony warrants are for illegal aliens.
Largest and most violent gangs are made up of illegal aliens, the MS-13 gang (30,000 strong, in over 33 major cities) most violent and ruthless gang ever known.
The 18th street gang in L.A. is 20,000 strong made up of illegal aliens.
Some estimates are as high as 80% of violent crime involving illegal aliens.
4000 homicide warrants issued to those that have fled south across the border.
Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security recently revealed that arrests for child sex crimes during the first two years of Operation Predator have exceeded 6,000 and 85 percent of them are criminal immigrants.
Myth #5: Fed�s responsibility to enforce all immigration laws. (Article VI of the U.S. Constitution �The Supremacy Clause� gives the states �INHERENT� authority to enforce immigration law:
And once they cross the border:
It is our taxpayers who pay the price
It is our healthcare system
It is our education system
It is our criminal justice system
It is our neighborhoods
It is our taxpayers and our citizens
1996 Immigration Control Act made it clear local law enforcement could enforce immigration law.
2006 Supreme Court Decison: Muehler v Mena: A 9-0 (April 1st). The Court held that asking questions about immigration status was OK and YES you could actually arrest �illegal� aliens.
Any decision by law enforcement not to enforce immigration laws is a political decision by politicians and local police chiefs, not a lack of authority.
A recent Memo by the U.S. Justice Dept. makes it clear local law enforcement can enforce immigration laws wthout prior permission.
– Russell Pearce, 2006