In the U.S., we’re all familiar with the phrase, “We are a nation of immigrants.” All nations are nations of immigrants. There is no known case where people grew out of the ground. The difference between the U.S. and other nations is the speed with which it was put together. As an example, the process took a millennium in England, but was achieved in the U.S. in less than a century. And the most significant problem with immigration is that it can be un-put together again very quickly. In the end, what we face as a result particularly of mass non-traditional immigration is that it destroys and dissolves the national community.
Immigration to the United States has traditionally meant that new citizens assimilated our language, customs, and public culture. Now we are experiencing “assimilation in reverse” as the public institutions of the affected communities are required to accommodate large, undigested masses of different ethnic groups. As President Theodore Roosevelt said, “In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.” In some areas of the country where tough anti-illegal alien legislation is being passed, local advocacy groups are vowing to “. . . aculturize. We will learn the language. We will learn the laws. We will follow the laws. But we will never assimilate.” If immigrants from south of the border do not assimilate, they will replicate the Third World societies they fled — societies with a few “haves” on top and many “have nots” on the bottom.
Maintaining control over aliens who wish to enter the United States and over those who already have crossed America’s borders has been a guiding principle of American immigration policy since colonial days. Many of the Founding Fathers, notably many of those who served in the earliest Congresses, sought to ensure that only foreigners who embraced American ideals and republican principles would gain admittance — and it was expected that any who displayed disloyal views after arrival would be deported. One such policy of exclusion based on an alien’s ideological beliefs came to prominence in the Cold War era, and was effectively eradicated in the 1990 Immigration Act. That law eliminated the 1952 McCarran-Walter Act’s iteration of ideological exclusion. Denounced as a Cold War relic, the use of ideology as a grounds for exclusion ceased. However, the advisability of this policy change has been called into question by a new awareness of the wisdom of the Founders and of past congressional immigration controllers in their concern for the beliefs that aliens may harbor. Today, the question has become: Is America left vulnerable because of the virtual elimination of ideological exclusion and the over-expansion of First Amendment protections to non-citizens whose allegiance lies somewhere other than with the United States of America?
Some people say that we need immigration to increase GDP, but that`s virtually all captured by the immigrants themselves in their incomes. Evidence shows there is no benefit to the native-born. What immigration does do is redistribute wealth. In the U.S., approximately 2-3% of the GDP is transferred from labor to capital. That’s why business favors foreign workers; they benefit the upper class and disadvantage the lower class.
Over the years, the U.S. has seen a large influx of immigrants, both legal and illegal, from countries whose values are opposed to the rights guaranteed by the U.S. constitution. Specifically, there are large numbers of immigrants coming from countries that are misogynistic. These societies accord women little to no rights, and the idea of violence committed by men against women and children is not unusual.
We are also seeing a large influx of refugees and some immigrants that practice female genital mutilation. Although various religions observe the brutal practice, it’s mostly performed by Muslims. As the number of immigrants from countries that still engage in this barbaric practice increase, so do the number of victims in the United States. Even though it is a federal crime in the United States, if a girl is born in the United States, that is no guarantee of safety from this torture. Some American immigrant families utilize the “vacation cutting” method of butchering their American-born daughters. At one hospital in Britain over the last five years, they have treated 1,500 cases of genital mutilation. Is it still a good idea to let people that don’t share our ideology into the country?
Some people say that we have always initially had difficulties adjusting to new immigrant ethnic groups in the United States, and over time Hispanics will adjust and assimilate. Yet, we have had Hispanic communities in this country since the 1840s.
How has New Mexico, the state with the largest Hispanic population fared compared to the other states? New Mexico is No. 46 in the category of violent crime rate, and children without health insurance; No. 47 for median family income, and teen high school dropouts; No. 48 for percentage of people living below the poverty line, percentage of children below the poverty line, and death rate due to firearms; No. 49 for people without health insurance.
East Los Angeles, California, contains the largest Hispanic community in the United States. After World War I, East LA also had a Jewish immigrant community. What has happened to these communities since World War I? Descendants of the Jewish immigrants are living in Malibu and Beverly Hills. Descendants of the Mexican immigrants are still living in East LA or Van Nuys.
A recent book, Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race, clearly resolves some long-standing questions regarding Mexican immigrants. According to the authors of the book, “Despite sixty years of political and legal battles to improve the education of Mexican Americans, they continue to have the lowest average education levels and the highest high school dropout rates among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. … However, leading analysts, apparently believing in the universality of assimilation, argue that this is the result of a large first and second generation population still adjusting to American society. … These and other scholars predict that Mexican Americans will have the same levels of education and socioeconomic status as the dominant non-Hispanic white population by the fourth generation.” This, sadly, turns out not to be true. The statistical models used in the book “have shown that the low education levels of Mexican Americans have impeded most other types of assimilation, thus reinforcing a range of ethnic boundaries between them and white Americans.”
The education gap between Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites does not grow smaller in the third and fourth generations of Mexican Americans. As reported in the book, “In education, which best determines life chances in the United States, assimilation is interrupted by the second generation and stagnates thereafter . . . sadly and directly in contradistinction to assimilation theory, the fourth generation differs the most from whites, with a college completion rate of only 6% [compared to 35% for whites of that era].” The study also found that ” . . . the educational progress of Mexican Americans does not improve over the generations. At best . . . our data show no improvement in education over the generations-since-immigration and in some cases even suggest a decline.”
The study also revealed that “. . . rather than improvements in education in subsequent generations-since-immigration, as assimilation theory predicts, we find quite the opposite . . . greater parental education, household income, social and cultural capital, and fewer children all contribute to more schooling. However, when these factors are held constant, the highest levels of schooling are for those who immigrated as children but were educated in the United States and the lowest for the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren of immigrants.” The authors observed that, “unlike European Americans, education gets worse as culture wears off — a potentially explosive combination.”
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan observed that, “The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States.” Just three years later he said, “But the simple truth is that we’ve lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive.” Yet, two years after that he signed amnesty legislation legalizing 2.5 million illegal aliens and dramatically increasing, not decreasing as promised, the illegal alien population in the U.S. to today’s population of 12 – 20 million. Twenty-seven years later we still do not have control of our own borders!
Illegal aliens say they are Americans. How do they show their appreciation for being given free health care, education subsidies, and rights they aren’t entitled to? In 2006, they began organizing rallies to demand rights they are not eligible for. As reported in The American Sentinel newsletter, union-controlled school systems throughout the U.S. released students and gave them credits for attending the rallies. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) also helped to plan, coordinate and oversee the massive turnouts. Even though the organizers encouraged protesters to only carry American flags and leave Mexican flags at home, some chose to carry signs such as the following: “This is our continent, Not Yours,” “We are indigenous, the only owners of this continent,” “If you think I’m illegal because I’m a Mexican, learn the true history because I am in my own homeland,” “This is stolen land.” Some even chose to run a foreign flag up a flagpole with the American flag flying beneath it, upside down, to signal distress! Why didn’t they show this on the TV news? That would interfere with the liberal media’s bias towards the Democratic Party that has existed for at least 40 years. There are some journalists that are interested in reporting the truth to citizens, but unfortunately for us, they are few and far between.
According to Barron’s, illegal aliens are an important part of a $1 trillion underground economy in America.
Professor Barry Chiswick, of the University of Chicago, has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the impact of illegal immigration on this country. He said the most significant impact on the labor market is that it reduces the employment opportunities and earnings of low-skilled workers who are citizens of the United States. The Committee members showed no interest in what the professor, or his colleagues, were saying. We tend to think that any and all immigrants are equally desirable and equally beneficial for the national economy. Substantial research has proven that this is not true. High-skilled immigrants have very different impacts than low-skilled immigrants. There’s also a limited absorptive capacity in terms of immigration. Slower paces of immigration are easier to absorb than large, sudden influxes of immigrants.
Illegal aliens are not citizens, and as such, should have no rights under the Constitution. Then, why are they given rights they don’t have? It’s simple. Politicians are looking for votes.
The fact is that upon being naturalized, our modern-day immigrants generally vote Democrat by wide margins – irrespective of whether upon arrival they were labeled legal or illegal. This isn’t hard to understand. Would you expect a devout Muslim to relinquish his faith upon setting foot on American terra firma? Would you suppose that mere passage across a border could magically transform a committed communist into a fan of free markets? Ideology is much like religion: It is something deep-seated. It becomes part of a person’s self-image and gives his life meaning. And whether or not America is still the land of the free, it’s certainly not the land of the free from harsh realities.
The reality is this: Most of today’s immigrants’ native lands have socialist-type governments because their peoples support socialist politicians. This is why Democrats import them: so these new arrivals can support socialist politicians here. They’re casting the votes Americans won’t cast.
Politicians don’t want people to focus on this issue, however, so immigration is framed as purely an economic issue. Are immigrants supplanting Americans or merely doing jobs natives won’t? Are they contributing more in taxes than they use in services? In a nutshell, we just argue about money.
But what does it profit a nation to absorb the world but to lose its soul? The immigration debate is nothing less than a discussion about what kind of civilization we’re going to be. For the people make the culture – not the other way around – and the culture makes the government. In just the way that the Islamic invasion of Egypt in the seventh century turned it into a Muslim and Arab land when it had been neither, if you replace America’s population with a Mexican or Muslim one, you no longer have a Western civilization. You have Mexico Norte or Iran West.
If you think immigration is just a matter of workers and labor costs, hospitals and services, and dollars and cents, then, hey, pesos and dinars can fill a bank account just as well. But if you’re concerned about the entire country having a Golden State electorate and San Francisco values, you cannot separate legal immigration from illegal migration. It’s all or nothing.
The Census Bureau calculates that one person enters the United States legally, on net, every 40 seconds. The Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock lists “components of population change” on the website: “one birth every 7 seconds;” “one death every 13 seconds;” “one international migrant (net) every 40 seconds;” making for a “net gain of one person every 12 seconds.” The Census provides some background on the immigration debate in the United States on August 3rd, apropos of the 131st anniversary of the law banning people from immigrating to the United States if they were likely to need government assistance. “‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ Poet Emma Lazarus composed those words in 1883 to help raise funds for a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty,” the Bureau recalled. “But on this date just a year earlier, Congress enacted one of the first immigration limitations in our history. The law barred entry to people thought likely to become what is called a ‘public charge,’ or burden on society. Immigration laws have been much revised since 1882 and remain a topic of great political contention to this day. But the U.S. has for some time accepted more immigrants than any other nation. Of the roughly 309 million residents counted in the 2010 Census of Population, nearly 40 million were foreign-born and another 40 million were naturalized citizens or non-citizen immigrants.”
An all-time high of nearly 62 million U.S. residents, about one in five people, now speak a language other than English while at home, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The study, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, found 44 percent of those who don’t speak English primarily at home—a total of about 27.2 million—were born in the United States. CIS’s research director and co-author of the report, said that this means the U.S.’s current immigration system is failing to properly assimilate people from foreign countries, and those assimilation problems are carrying over into future generations. The research director said that can be attributed to all-time high levels of legal immigration with over a million people a year admitted into the U.S. legally, and a new “tolerance” in Washington for the continued surge of illegal immigration.
Westerners have become the ultimate refugees, lost at home, refugees in their own countries, wanderers in their own cities. The same processes that have turned their countries into superpowers are now drowning them in their own effluvia. And the citizen of the first world often finds that he seems to belong less in his own country than the refugees flooding it. He has become a displaced person, a familiar enough feeling to many of his new neighbors who are also victims of ethnic and religious conflicts. But while the conflicts they have fled are official, his conflict is not. He is the victim of a nameless conflict that cannot be named, of a colonization that cannot be described as such and of the ethnic cleansing of his national identity and the theft of his future.
“No Amnesty, No Peace”
A growing sentiment among Latino illegal aliens is to stand their ground. This is being encouraged by recent legal immigrants and immigration lawyers. One recent immigrant from El Salvador is advising her illegal friends and relatives to, “not be afraid and try to live normally, but to be careful and not do things like drive with false licenses. We can’t be defeatist. We have to stay and fight.” How do they plan to fight? Some naturalized citizens want to run for elected office to, “try and change the environment.” A member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors states on his website that he came to this country as a 14-year-old illegal alien (“undocumented immigrant”). He doesn’t mention if he is still an illegal alien, or is now a naturalized citizen.
Some illegal aliens hide in churches in defiance of a deportation order. Elvira Arellano became a national symbol for illegal alien parents by hiding in a church for one year after she was ordered deported. Her eight-year-old son, an anchor-baby U.S. citizen, wanted his mother to be able to stay in the U.S. with him. Was she just trying to stay in the U.S. to raise her son, even though she had illegally entered this country several times, been deported, convicted of using a fake Social Security number and was about to be deported for it? Why didn’t she just take him back to Mexico with her?
Unfortunately for her son, he was apparently just a pawn to further her real goal of Latinizing the United States. She continually demanded immigration raids be stopped. She also co-authored a statement that said, “The popular coalition has made great gains. We have shown that we are not only for protecting the rights of the undocumented but we are struggling for Latinos to become a voice for justice for all of Latin America. We have supported self-determination and opposed assimilation into this nation’s individualistic, imperialistic values. We have taught that our people did not come here because of the American Dream but because of what the American nightmare did to our countries of origin. We have asserted that our demand to be here and to be fully enfranchised here is a right not a privilege [sic] and a destiny of our people to transform this nation.” This is a perfect example of why the U.S. should end birthright citizenship (anchor babies).
Newly arrived in the United States and afraid of getting caught and sent back to your own country? No problem! For $50.00 and up, you can become a citizen of the Kaweah Indian Nation in Kansas. The catch? The Kaweah Indian Nation has not been recognized by the federal government as a real tribe. That means you have no protection “from the consequences of being in a country illegally,” according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Another “sham” tribe that is also selling membership to anyone is the Pembina Nation Little Shell tribe based in North Dakota. This tribe, too, is not recognized by the federal government as a real tribe because it never completed the application process. They even have a website where you can obtain the illegal citizenship. Hundreds of people have recently asked for refunds of their membership cost because of all the publicity.
Thousands of illegal aliens invade our borders every day! The number of non-Latino illegal aliens streaming across our borders has increased four-fold. Anyone, including terrorists, can just walk across the Canadian border undetected. Canada recently arrested a large terrorist cell. Key al Qaeda suspects have been in Canada. Hezbollah terrorists have come into the United States across the Mexican border. We know that because some of them are in federal prison today. It has also been confirmed by Homeland Security. They bought their way in through the Mexican Consulate in Beirut. They were in Detroit, and were sending money back to Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon.
In 2005, 1.2 million illegal aliens were caught by the Border Patrol. Out of the 1.2 million, 165,000 were from countries other than Mexico, and 650 from special interest countries, which means countries that have terrorism links. Unfortunately for us, it is now estimated that only between 10% and 30% of those illegally crossing the border are being caught.
Illegal aliens are responsible for the deaths of 25 Americans each day. Thirteen are killed by illegal alien drunk drivers, and 12 are killed by stabbings or gun fire. That totals 9,125 Americans killed each year in the streets of America. As a comparison, during the 11 year Iraq war (2003-2014), 4,491 American soldiers were killed. Where is our protection?
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are allowed to illegally march in the streets, demanding rights that are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution for citizens, even though this is a violation of the First Amendment! Radical elements have seized control of the movement. Prior to the May 1, 2006 immigrant boycott, Juan Jose Gutierrez, the director of Latino Movement USA and a representative of ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, whose founders include the communist Workers World Party), was quoted as saying, “The time has come . . . where we need to stand up and make a statement. We need to do what the American people did when they pulled away from the British crown . . .” When we ‘pulled away from the British crown,’ we fought a revolutionary war against our own countrymen to establish our independence and create our own country. Illegal aliens have invaded a foreign country (the United States), been given rights and services they are not entitled to, and now feel they need to stand up and make a statement. A statement about what? Some have said, “We’re here; we’re staying; get used to it.” Others have chanted as they marched, “La Raza unida nunca sera vencida.” (The race united will never be conquered.) Some carried placards saying, “No amnesty, no peace.”
When the president is sworn into office, he takes an oath to “. . . preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States . . .” when Congress is sworn into office, they take an oath to “. . . support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic . . .” Article IV, Section 4, of the 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; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” Why don’t they enforce the laws to stop the invasion, instead of passing laws to aid and abet the invasion?
The primary reason immigration is not being controlled is because it would interfere with the creation of the North American Union. The North American Union would unite the United States, Mexico, and Canada into one country. Fortunately they missed their goal of being borderless by 2010, but they continue to work on it. This is why Congress must pass guest worker legislation as soon as possible. The goal of the elites who are constructing the North American Union is “temporary migrant worker programs expanded with full mobility of labor between the three countries in the next five years.”
Yet, we already have eight guest-worker programs. A guest-worker program is a euphemism for amnesty, which means a pardon. President George W. Bush’s initial plan for a guest-worker program was for three years, which could be extended for another three years, for a total of six years, before the guest-worker had to return home. After one year, the six-year process could begin again. A problem this idea creates is how to provide an incentive for guest workers to go back to their country at the end of their authorized stay in the U.S. According to U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, the Bush Administration had discussed an earnings-matching program for guest workers finishing their six-year stint and ready to return to Mexico. She said it was unclear if the matching funds would come from an employer or the government. “We have to think about how to best assist individuals . . . the goal is to better prepare them, not just send them off after six years without a reward.” Reward them for taking jobs from American citizens?
Another reason nothing is ever done to control immigration seems to depend on which “class” you belong to in the United States. The ruling class, which includes Congress, top-level federal government executives, corporate CEOs, college presidents and faculty, don’t regard immigration as a threat. Any why should they? The main mass immigration problems of crime, job loss, educational chaos, cultural erosion and language barriers are problems the working class, or middle class, people face every day, not those of the ruling class. The ruling class, or elites, can afford to isolate themselves from the impact of these threats by moving to high-security, crime-free neighborhoods and educating their children in private schools. The inequality between the two classes is only deepening as a result of the immigration crisis.
The solution to the illegal alien problem cannot be accomplished by just implementing one change. It requires multiple steps to be taken, some of which can be accomplished at the same time. However, none of the previous Senate and House immigration bills contained the steps necessary to secure the borders and stop the illegal alien invasion.
A system is needed that makes it clear when someone is here legally and when someone is here illegally. If someone is here illegally, there needs to be clear and concise procedures for removing that person as soon as possible.
Keeping terrorists out requires ridding the visa system and border regime of loopholes and gray areas, but immigration groups have a vested interest in profitable ambiguities. A system that made it clear when someone was in this country illegally would mean less work for immigration lawyers, and potentially make it more difficult for businesses looking to hire aliens.
Building a fence along the entire length of both the Mexican and Canadian borders, including vehicle barriers, will significantly reduce the number of illegal aliens that can reenter the country after being deported. Currently, deported criminal illegal aliens frequently return and continue committing crimes. According to Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-AL), border areas where barriers already exist have experienced economic improvement and reduced crime. The type of fence to use needs to be carefully thought through. A barbed wire fence can easily be cut. The fence must be made of materials that aren’t easy to cut, otherwise this would not stop the illegal alien invasion. The fence needs to be a physical fence, not just a virtual fence. Technology can do wonderful things when it’s working, but it doesn’t work all of the time. Think about your cell phone; does it work 100% of the time? A physical fence will always work; a virtual fence, if it works at all, will sometimes work.
Former Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has said that putting up a fence on the border near San Diego reduced smuggling of narcotics and people by more than 90%. In fact, the entire crime rate in San Diego county is down 56% since the fence was built more than 10 years ago. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 75 miles of existing fence in California has proven effective. According to Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), a report on illegal immigration by the Law Library of Congress stated that strong enforcement of illegal immigration laws can cut illegal immigration. “This study refutes the canard promoted by the illegal immigrant lobby here that the legislation’s efforts to prevent illegal immigration and control the border cannot work,” he said.
2014- One Illegal Amnesty After Another —
So the administration is just going to waive those rules, ignore that waiting period, and give working visas to tens of thousands of Haitians whose only qualification for being here is, they have a family member here, or can fake having one. The program will be ripe for massive levels of fraud. How do you prove you’re Jean-Baptiste’s brother? You produce a document saying so.
Haiti has 54 percent literacy, placing it number 104 of the 118 nations listed on Wikipedia with a literacy rate, bottom of the second decile in literacy. If you’d like to imagine the opportunities for bribery of public officials, GDP per capita is a rough guide: $1,300 a year. Haiti is ranked 209 out of 228 in the CIA World Factbook. Poverty-wise, that puts them between Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. Holding those facts in your mind, now try to imagine the standard of public record-keeping in Haiti.
You don’t in fact need to imagine. The last family-reunification binge the feds went on was for those unaccompanied minors from Central America—remember them? A July 3rd press release from the House Judiciary Committee found that, quote: “An internal Department of Homeland Security report states there is proven or possible fraud in up to 70 percent of asylum applications.” The Third World laughs at our safeguards and procedures.
Temporary Protected Status is a designation the DHS secretary may declare for certain foreign countries if “conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.”
The status allows the protected nationals — in this case those from Honduras and Nicaragua — to remain and be eligible to work in the United States.
Honduran and Nicaraguan nationals must apply to extend their TPS between Oct. 16, 2014 through Dec. 15, 2014 and the 18 month extension will run from Jan. 6, 2015, through July 5, 2016. They will also need to re-apply for work authorizations.
Additionally, DHS announced a new program to allow thousands of Haitians to legally come to the United States. According to DHS, the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program will expedite the “family reunification” of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have family members in Haiti by allowing such immigrants whose family-based visa petitions have already been approved to come to the U.S. two years early. “Legal authority for the HFRP program is provided under the Immigration and Nationality Act which authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to parole into the United States certain individuals, on a case-by-case basis, for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit,” DHS explained in a release Friday. “This is the same legal authority used to establish the Cuban Family Reunification Parole program in 2007.”
An aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) noted that these re-authorizations and new program are coming at a time when the middle class is struggling, 48 million Americans are in poverty and net unemployment growth in the U.S. has largely gone to immigrants since 2000.
After the Election Amnesty —
Recently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice asking for bids for card stock that will be used to print millions of Permanent Resident Cards (commonly called “green cards”) and Employment Authorization Documentation cards (“work permits”). The USCIS figures indicated that the subdivision of Homeland Security will need 34,000,000 cards over the next five years — 6,800,000 annually — starting with an initial order of 4,000,000, but vendors must have the capacity to produce materials for a “surge” of 9 million IDs in 2016. Since the combined total of work permits and green cards issued in recent years is a little over two million, the tripling of the amount of cards needed indicates to many that the Obama administration is preparing for a “surge” in the number of aliens to be admitted. When asked why they were requesting the cards, the agency said it is so they can be prepared; just in case. The permanent resident card allows undocumented immigrants to live and work in the United States legally. Illegal aliens taking more jobs away from citizens and lowering wages for everyone.
In an ordinary year, about 1 million green cards are issued, and over the life of this contract the company is expected to produce up to 34 million cards, a figure representing an increase of the population of the United States by 10 percent. The cards do not come with automatic voter registration, but that’s obviously what the scheme portends. President Obama’s promised “executive actions” to bring about this enormous wave of amnesty constitute a transparent and cynical ploy to expand the Democratic voter base, creating a permanent majority.
Addressing the National Press Club in October 2014, Thomas Perez, who is reportedly on the short list to be Obama’s next attorney general, said the country needed to “fix our broken immigration system” with comprehensive amnesty legislation that is “big and bold” to ensure that there is “shared prosperity,” which he said is a goal of his Labor Department. Though the Congressional Budget Office determined that comprehensive amnesty legislation would lower the wages of American workers, Labor Secretary Perez championed it. Despite studies from Harvard Professor George Borjas and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that have concluded otherwise, Perez said amnesty legislation would also increase wages for American workers.
Perez, who worked on immigration reform with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), said he has also “spent a lot of time with folks in the Silicon Valley” in response to a question about Silicon Valley business leaders demanding immigration reform “because there is not enough workers to fill the demand for high-tech workers.” Silicon Valley companies like Microsoft are laying off thousands of American workers, even as they clamor for more guest-worker permits for cheaper foreign labor. Though numerous scholars and studies have found that America has a surplus of high-tech workers, Obama suggested in Southern California in October 2014, that he is considering granting more guest-worker visas to high-tech companies via executive action. Perez spoke about the importance of giving more opportunities to enter the middle class, but he did not address Professor Ron Hira’s concerns that massively increasing guest-worker permits for high-tech workers would “cut off” entry into the middle class for people from working-class backgrounds.
The new director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services said that the federal government is already working to “prepare for another potential surge” across the border. Part of that preparation includes a new focus on asylum requests and clearing the backlog of 400,000 claims.
According to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), “A nation owes its first obligation to its own citizens, but our current immigration policy advantages the citizens of other countries over our own. Undeniably, one of the groups most hurt economically by unjust immigration policies are African-American citizens.” A paper co-authored by George Borjas and two other scholars, found that “[a]s immigrants disproportionately increased the supply of workers in a particular skill group, the wage of black workers in that group fell, the employment rate declined, and the incarceration rate rose.” It went on to say that the “analysis suggests that a 10-percent immigrant-induced increase in the supply of a particular skill group reduced the black wage by 4.0 percent, lowered the employment rate of black men by 3.5 percentage points, and increased the incarceration rate of blacks by almost a full percentage point . . .In fact, President Obama has pledged to issue an executive amnesty after the election to give work permits to 5-6 million illegal immigrants—taking jobs directly from struggling American citizens. Senate Democrats not only refused to block this executive amnesty, but are doing everything they can to ensure it happens. But the American people still hold the power is this country. They have the power to stop this executive amnesty and demand representation that puts their interests first. Every citizen must know where their lawmakers stand and hold them accountable.”
“If you take a look at the basis of the civil rights movement, it was to have blacks treated in all respects the same as whites or everybody else,” U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow added in an interview in 2013. He said, “What amnesty is doing is setting aside a special class of individuals who are … treated more favorably than others. In other words, they’ve already broken the law and are being given amnesty. In terms of immigration policy, it would severely affect the rights of blacks generally and all low-income Americans. What it is going to do is displace those individuals from the labor market.”
Dr. Alveda King has said that, “The data is going to indicate black people lost out in every single leading economic category during the Obama years . . . That’s terrible. There’s nothing that’s been done to enhance our lives but there’s all sorts of things that were done to [give us stuff] like free access to abortion, free birth control in a healthcare clinic. But that’s nothing that’s going to help us economically, intellectually, physically health-wise and otherwise—there’s nothing being done for us. Black home ownership is 31 percent less than the rest of the country. Poverty rates have increased from 12 percent to 16.1 percent. Income for blacks is $20,000 less than the national average. Thirty-five percent of young blacks are out of work.”
Mexico is the main culprit, of course, but not the only Latin American country meddling in the amnesty debate. Three Central American countries—Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras—have teamed up to push for amnesty for their illegal aliens on U.S. soil. According to their own governments, there are five million immigrants (legal and illegal) from the three countries in the U.S.: 1.5 million Guatemalans, 2.5 million Salvadorans, a little more than a million Hondurans. As a consequence, there is a lot of interest in these countries about their fellow citizens way up in the United States. For example, in El Salvador there is a page on the website of the La Prensa Grafica newspaper entitled “Departamento 15”. El Salvador is divided into 14 administrative divisions called departamentos. So the Salvadoran diaspora in the United States constitutes Departamento 15! Get it? Recently, the page featured a story about a Salvadoran candidate (Ana Cubas) running for the Los Angeles City Council (District 9) who was endorsed by the LA Spanish language newspaper La Opinion. Through the immigrants, there is a lot of remittance money flowing from the U.S. to these countries—accounting for an even bigger share of their economies than of Mexico’s. For Honduras, remittances constitute a whopping one-quarter of its entire economy. So these three little countries’ governments are motivated to meddle. They want their illegals in our country to be able to stay. They don’t want them coming home. We should not underestimate their motivation. Nor should we underestimate their capabilities. Each of the three countries has an embassy in Washington, D.C. In addition, they have quite a few consulates spread from coast to coast:
- Guatemala has ten consulates, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Providence and San Francisco.
- Honduras has eleven consulates, located in Washington, D.C., Miami, Atlanta, Houston, New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix.
- El Salvador has no less than 16 consulates! They are located in Elizabeth (New Jersey), Long Island, Boston, Chicago, Coral Gables (Florida), Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nogales [on the border with Mexico], New York, San Francisco, Santa Ana (California), Washington (D.C.), Woodbridge (Virginia), Woodstock (Georgia).
The total population of El Salvador is 6,090,646, but there are supposed to be 1,978,000 Salvadoran-Americans. On the other hand, only 19, 000 Americans live in El Salvador—because El Salvador apparently has much better immigration controls than we do. So we can expect some heavy-duty lobbying from these countries and their Fifth Column of expatriates on U.S. soil. Why do we allow this? Why are foreign politicians and diplomats allowed to openly meddle in our immigration policy?
Apparently President Obama has decided that all of his immigration amnesty actions may not be enough to completely destroy America, so he is now planning for the continued destruction of America to accomplish his goal sometime in the future. Obama has now redefined the term “mother” to include women who contract to carry other women’s embryos to birth. This means that he will be selling U.S. citizenship — and access to the U.S. welfare system — to foreign parents who never even set foot in the United States, through the surrogate birth industry.
The change means that a woman who is a U.S. citizen can be hired by a reproductive medical clinic to become pregnant overseas and to give birth in China, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, and then effectively hand a U.S. passport to the baby. That’s a huge benefit to the child, because it makes him or her a U.S citizen, even if he or she never breathes American air, or lives among Americans, knows English or shares any American cultural norms or ideas with their natural-born American citizens. It is also a huge benefit for the parents, because they too can get citizenship once their child becomes an adult. That citizenship allows them — and their other children — to move to the United States in time for them to access Obamacare or Medicare benefits in their retirement.