THE TRUTH ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
By Lynn Stuter
May 2, 2006
Every day thousands of illegal aliens are crossing the southern border of the United States with Mexico, known as the Mexican border. These people cannot be called immigrants because immigrants enter the United States through ports of entry and obtain permission to live here, work here, and generally make the effort to become United States citizens, complete with speaking the English language. This is not the case with the thousands illegally entering the United States along the Mexican border. These people do not have permission to live here, work here, and generally make no effort to become United States citizens or speak American English.
The hue and cry over illegal aliens residing in the United States has been growing in the past several years. The Minutemen Project was organized to provide observers along the Mexican border in an effort to staunch the flow of illegal aliens entering this country. This movement has survived the malicious maligning of pro-illegal alien groups and the likes of the ACLU who has left no opportunity untaken to paint the Minutemen as gun-toting vigilantes taking the law into their own hands. Not true but the characterization is intended to discourage Americans from lending a helping hand or giving monetary support to these brave souls who are, in too many cases, risking their lives by being observers and extra eyes helping the Border Patrol do its job.
For people living next to or near the Mexican border, living there has become a living nightmare with illegal aliens trashing land, homes, and outbuildings; killing landowners, Border Patrol agents, and tourists unfortunate enough to get in their way; killing or stealing livestock; stealing vehicles, guns, and anything else they can get their hands on. Within the continental United States not a day goes by but what we hear of another instance in which an American is brutally murdered, sodomized, raped or assaulted by a Mexican citizen in the United States illegally.
The violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha 13 (M-13) arrived in the United States from El Salvador by way of Mexico. The gang is nation-wide, is considered extremely dangerous, a currently is believed to control much of the illegal activity along the Mexican border including smuggling drugs, guns and illegal aliens for profit from Mexico to the United States. MS-13 is well-known for targeting and killing law enforcement personnel. In early 2005, there was believed to be 5 to 6,000 MS-13 gang members in Washington, DC and adjoining communities in Virginia and Maryland. That is just one area of the United States.
A recent encounter with a member of this group by an American citizen should give some indication of how dangerous this group is. We shall, for the sake of protecting the American, call him “Bob.” Bob discovered an abandoned trailer on a nearby property and sought out its owner, wanting to legally obtain the trailer if the owner no longer wanted it. A knock at the door was answered to find an individual of Hispanic origin there concerning the trailer. The man made it clear that he was an illegal alien who wanted and intended to take the trailer, irrespective of its rightful owner. An argument ensued in which the illegal alien removed his shirt, displaying his gang symbol tattoo, telling Bob that he “liked to harm white men, would burn down (Bob’s) house then fade back into the barrios of Los Angeles or maybe Raleigh, North Carolina if (he) didn’t get (his) way in obtaining the trailer.” This is an all too-common occurrence in the Southwestern United States and is becoming more of a problem in other parts of the United States as well. While some MS-13 gang threats are pure intimidation, too many are actualized to consider any threat as hot air.
Beyond the criminal conduct threatened, the racial slur is evident. Had this been a white man stating he liked to harm Hispanics or Mexicans, law enforcement, the prosecuting authority, the FBI and the United States Department of Justice would have been johnny-on-the-spot; the media would have showed up en force; and the rhetoric about “hate” would have flowed like wine. Just ask Roy Warden who had the audacity to burn a Mexican flag in Arizona. The rhetoric emanating from the local political machine has been endless. While burning the American flag would have been just okay, Warden now finds himself indicted in a politically motivated move to assuage the local Mexican illegal alien populace. Quite obviously, these illegal aliens have never intended to become Americans but expect to be able to live in America as Mexicans flying their Mexican flag while reaping every benefit possible at the expense of American taxpayers. But it’s okay for Mexican illegals to burn the American flag on American soil, fly the Mexican flag on American soil (which is considered an act of foreign occupation), mouth racial slurs against whites on American soil, and threaten Americans on American soil.
By now most have heard of La Raza, one of the organizations supporting Mexican illegal aliens in America. La Raza in English means “The Race.” Obviously, the intended connotation is that Mexicans are The Race. What could possibly speak more clearly of racial bigotry and hate? What could possibly speak more clearly of the intent of the Mexican illegal alien populace residing in the United States?
The following, written by Bruce Westcott, is not the picture the mainstream media paints of the illegal alien populace in the United States.
“I have stood in grocery store lines watching my earned income distributed to illegals. My family van was demolished by an illegal alien - we have no recourse. My wife and I have been in pediatric clinics being practically the only paying customers. My family has endured emergency room delays caused by non-paying demands from illegal aliens. I have been offered home sales' agreements including mortgage financing guarantees for illegal aliens. My son was forced to relocate his schooling caused by overcrowding of children of illegal aliens.”
Nor is it the picture painted by the myriad of illegal aliens showing up in front of mainstream media cameras for their fifteen minutes of fame, pontificating on how they just want to make a living. If they can’t make a living in Mexico, then they, as Mexicans, have a responsibility to make things different in their own country, not come to America illegally.
We have all heard President Bush’s take on the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country: “They are here to do jobs that American’s won’t do.” Really? A recent Pew Hispanic Center study shows that of the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country, 3% provide stoop farm labor; the other 97% are taking jobs away from Americans in the fields of construction, hospitality, manufacturing, restaurant, administrative and service jobs. In real terms, that equates to 11.64 to 19.4 million jobs that Americans want and need! Granted hiring illegals to do these jobs is less costly to the employer but certainly not less costly to the consumer. The employer pays the illegal aliens lower wages, provides no benefits, but charges the same price as though he were; the profit going into the employer’s pocket. Greed is the name of the game while, American taxpayers foot the bill for medical care, unemployment and welfare for these illegal aliens.
But hiring illegal aliens, just as illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the United States, is against the law. That is the bottom line: it is against the law!!!
Our nation was established on the strength of law irrespective of race, color or creed; equal opportunity, equal access and equal protection under the law. This is the foundation of our constitutional republican form of government. This is also diametrically opposed to democracy — rule by man according to his own passions, opinions and prejudices with the whims of the majority visited upon the minority. As James Madison stated, in Federalist Number 10, such a form of government “is as short in its life as it is violent in its death” for reasons that should be obvious.
Yet here we have President Bush stating over and over that the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country are here to do jobs that Americans won’t. Over and above being the epitome of the axiom that a lie repeated oft enough becomes truth, Bush is totally disregarding the law in pursuit of his personal passions, opinions and prejudices (democracy). President Bush thinks we should have a guest worker program and amnesty for the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens already in the United States. In some form or other Senators Kennedy, McCain, Specter, Brownback, DeWine, Martinez, Hagel and Graham concur with Bush’s total disregard for the law which states illegals shall be deported back to their country of origin.
And what could have possibly been a better place to start doing that then the nation-wide gatherings of illegal aliens to protest immigration reform? Where was the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), charged with deporting illegal aliens, while these illegal aliens were so conveniently gathered at specified places across the United States? Why were these illegal aliens allowed to disrupt the lives of Americans? Why weren’t these illegal aliens rounded up — lock, stock and barrel — and shipped back across the border to Mexico? The cost to do that couldn’t possibly be any greater than what these illegals have cost the American people already, and surely not more than Bush has squandered invading Iraq and pursuing his phony War on Terror.
And speaking of Iraq, if Bush is so adamant about his War on Terror, why hasn’t he secured our borders? How many terrorists have crossed our open borders since September 11, 2001? When we compare Bush’s vociferous pontificating about his War on Terror, then compare the same to his open-borders policy, the two obviously don’t coalesce which then poses the question of “what is really going on here?”
Bush, as his father GHW Bush, is a proponent of the One World Government concept and agenda with, of course, America at the top of the heap, leading the way — the one world government being the result of American imperialist expansion. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq; now Bush is threatening Iran. All of this, of course, must sail under the flag of some ship of reason and that ship is the phony War on Terror emanating from the created “crisis” of September 11, 2001.
And the open-border policy with Mexico also plays right into Bush’s plan for American imperialist expansion — the incorporating of Mexico, the United States and Canada into one. No borders, one government. Why deport 12 to 20 million Mexicans when the plan is to dissolve that border in the near future and become one happy family of Americans — of course?
Don’t believe it? Download and watch the campaign ad recently discovered in which Bush, in 2004, plays to illegal aliens under the guise of courting the vote of people of Hispanic race legally in America; the give-away of who his intended audience is being at the very end of the ad when Bush is clearly visible holding and waving the Mexican flag.
For those who truly believe that Bush is a conservative, a good Christian man; that he is looking out for America’s best interests; that September 11, 2001 was the sole product of foreign terrorists; that the War on Terror is truly about terrorism; that George Walker Bush walks on water; I say, “hogwash!” Bush has no more allegiance to America, the founding principles of America, or the American people than did Benedict Arnold!
© 2006 Lynn M. Stuter - All Rights Reserved
Mother and wife, Stuter has spent the past ten years researching systems theory with a particular emphasis on education. She home schooled two daughters, now grown and on their own. She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance and education reform. She networks nationwide with other researchers and citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation. She has traveled the United States and lived overseas.
Web site: www.learn-usa.com
The hue and cry over illegal aliens residing in the United States has been growing in the past several years. The Minutemen Project was organized to provide observers along the Mexican border in an effort to staunch the flow of illegal aliens entering this country.