FIVE MYTHS ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION FROM US GOVERNMENT
By Frosty Wooldridge
May 10, 2010
In a whopping “Pinocchio’s nose grows longer than a football field” essay, the Washington Post published a piece by former INS commissioner Doris Meissner, currently a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. She wrote: “5 myths about immigration” 5/9/2010. Also published by the Denver Post.
Once again, ‘experts’ of the U.S. Government fail, and fail miserably, to engage the American public with integrity, honesty and service to American citizens.
“Despite the fact that we are a nation of immigrants,” said Meissner, “immigration continues to be one of America’s most contentious topics. The new law in Arizona authorizing police to arrest individuals who cannot show documents proving that they are in the country legally has set off a fresh bout of acrimony. But as in the past, much of the debate is founded on mythology.”
Reality check: Americans do not question LEGAL immigration although it proves more methodical at 1.5 million annually and more disastrous as it drives this nation toward adding 100 million people within 25 years. Americans resent ILLEGAL immigration. Meissner stands “up and away” from reality by making such an egregious statement.
THE FIVE MYTHS BY MEISSNER THAT AVOID REALITY
1. “Immigrants take jobs away from Americans”—“Although legal immigrants account for 12.5 percent of the U.S. Population, they make up 15 percent of the work-force,” said Meissner. “As a result of this growth, economists estimate that wages for the vast majority of American workers are slightly higher than they would be without immigration.”
Reality check: Over 20 million Americans suffer unemployment with 35 million Americans subsisting on food stamps. Millions of Americans suffer home foreclosures because they cannot secure jobs. That means those Americans must be supported by working Americans through taxes.
The fact remains: immigrants DO take jobs from Americans. Ten to twelve million fully employed illegal alien migrants displace Americans from jobs and they undercut wages as they work off the books. Over 20 million Americans remain unemployed. But, as Katie Couric announced, the U.S. adds only 95,000 jobs monthly. However, the U.S. Congress adds 150,000 to 180,000 legal immigrants every 30 days. Therefore, those immigrants take jobs away from Americans and we cannot possibly catch up to hire Americans to create full employment. Ms. Meissner needs to go back to sixth grade math to understand the numbers.
2. “Immigration is at an all time high, and most new immigrants came illegally”—“Today, two-thirds of immigrants are here legally,” said Meissner.
Reality check: In 2004, Time Magazine’s Pulitzer Prize winning writers Donald Barlett and Jim Steele, wrote, “What happened?” September 20, 2004. They investigated illegal immigration in that year to equal a whopping: “Three million illegal migrants crossed U.S. borders. It’s fair to estimate, based on a Time investigation, that the number of illegal aliens flooding into the U.S. this year will total 3 million—enough to fill 22,000 Boeing 737-700 airliners, or 60 flights every day for a year.”
Those numbers, because of the economic downturn, dropped to 1.0 million in 2009. An enormous 40 percent of illegal aliens arrive with legal green cards and visas, but overstay and melt into their racial enclaves to remain illegal for as long as they like. In order to remain, the women birth ‘anchor babies’ at a cost along with other services of $346 billion annually to U.S. taxpayers. (Source: Edwin Rubenstein Report, www.thesocialcontract.com)
3. “Today’s immigrants are not integrating into American life like past waves did”—“Today, as before, immigrant integration takes a generation or two,” said Meissner.
Reality check: Most Americans must press ‘1’ for Spanish and ‘2’ for English across the country, which shows that not only are immigrants not assimilating, their numbers accelerate so fast, they refuse to speak English and work within our society as integral aspects. They remain outside of American life by their linguistic recalcitrant choices.
4. “Cracking down on illegal border crossings will make us safer”—“Since 9/11, we have dramatically strengthened our borders,” said Meissner.
Reality check: In four of the past five years, I personally inspected the borders from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California. We have done NOTHING of any significance to secure the borders. Let me repeat that: NOTHING! Over $75 to $100 billion in drugs crosses the southern border annually and 700,000 plus illegal aliens continue to cross our border from Mexico annually. It’s astounding this lady enjoyed publication in major newspapers of her ‘myths’ by perpetrating outright lies about those myths.
5. “Immigration reform cannot happen in an election year”—“Ruling out immigration reform, whether because Congress has other priorities or because it’s an election year would be a mistake,” said Meissner.
Reality check: To give her the benefit of the doubt, she may be correct. However, the anger and acrimony in Washington, DC today over the health care bill being passed—certainly provides an excoriating environment for immigration reform.
First of all, the past four presidents and Congresses failed to enforce the 1986 immigration amnesty. We do not entertain any chance that this current president or Congress would enforce our borders after yet another amnesty. For anyone that might appreciate HOW deep our predicament, please join Roy Beck at www.numbersusa.com for a look at what we face by downloading “Immigration by the Numbers”. His 14 minute video will show you the futility and insanity of continued mass immigration whether legal or illegal from a line that grows by 77 million annually of poverty stricken people searching for a ‘better life’ in America. You won’t find any media talking about it or addressing it. They run from, avoid, evade and ignore it at all costs.
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But if we ignore it as a civilization, immigration will inject 70 million third world people and their cultures of poverty into this country by 2035—a scant 25 years from now. We cannot sustain that number and we most certainly will not survive it with any hope for the continuation of the American Dream for our children.
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