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Facts, Figures And Statistics On Illegal Immigration
Welcome To The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration
http://www.usillegalaliens.com/ The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration is a report put together by P.F. Wagner with editing and additions by Dan Amato of the immigration website Diggers Realm Within this report you will find statistics, facts and the issues the United States is facing regarding illegal immigration.
All of the information is presented in a well sourced and documented manner. You can navigate through the different sections on the navigation bar to your left. Most Americans are against illegal immigration, but I feel that the majority just don't know the dire situation that our country is in and the damage that illegal aliens are doing to the United States. From the costs of education to traffic congestion to the impact of having a bilingual society, you'll find all of the facts here. So get yourself a cup of coffee (or as some have suggested, a whole pot), sit back and have yourself a read of a very comprehensive report on the state of our nation. - Dan Amato Begin with A Foreward From P.F. Wagner
1. Introduction 2. Forward 3. The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration 4. Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Terrorism 5. Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Crime 6. Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Sex Crimes 7. Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Property Crimes And Operation Predator 8. Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Gangs 9. Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Crime Summary 10.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Traffic Accidents 11.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Cultural Difference 12.The Balkanization Of America 13.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Education 14.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases 15.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Jobs 16.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Abuse Of The Guest Worker Program 17.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: American Infrastructure 18.Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Economic Costs 19.The Costs of Illegal Immigration 20.Should We Grant An Amnesty? 21.The North American Union And The Security And Prosperity Partnership 22.Recipe For Disaster: How To Destroy America 23.Border Security And The Border Fence 24.Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem 25.More Realistic Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem 26.How You Can Take Action 27.More Information 28.Immigration Facts, Figures And Addendum
About The Author
Forward America is unique from most other countries in that she was founded by immigrants from numerous other countries. These immigrants had a vision, work ethic, values, fortitude, imagination, and pioneering spirit which enabled her to become the greatest nation on earth. Most of the immigrants came here by choice and all eventually integrated into AMERICAN society to become a homogenous people. While it took longer for some than others, they and their descendents ultimately became "One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all." Many, but not all, modern immigrants to the United States are not much different. However, unlike the distant past, immigration now consists of two components: legal and illegal. This report will not even attempt to cover the many contributions that legal immigrants are currently making to this country. This paper will, however, explore various aspects and direct consequences of illegal immigration that many people are
unaware of and most people do not know the full extent of. This is The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration. In this paper, I will explore some of the collateral damage of the dark side and attempt to frame the issues in ways of direct applicability to the average American. Throughout the paper I will ask whether the collateral damage of illegal immigration is worth it. Assuming that most Americans will say "no," I will then provide specific solutions on what to do about it. It is an undisputable fact that the vast majority of illegal aliens, the proper term, are Hispanic/Latino. However, this is more a result of geographic factors and poor economic conditions in the countries to our south than anything else. If the socio-economic conditions of Canada and Mexico were reversed, the illegal immigration issue would center on our northern border rather than our southern border. All ethnic groups and nations have certain common characteristics and tendencies. For example, Americans in general have a nationalistic "we're #1" attitude. This is often construed as an "ugly American" perception by people in many parts of the world. However, we are also one of the most benevolent and forgiving nations as well as one of the most giving people, on a personal basis. In discussing the issue of illegal aliens, some of the social and cultural characteristics of the ethnicity or nationality of the aliens need to be highlighted, if they are a contributing factor and it is relevant to the discussion. Acknowledging such characteristics is not prejudiced, racist, or xenophobic and it does not make the discussion bigoted. In fact, ignoring such relevancy simply because of ethnicity could be construed as racist. In any case, the author of this report wants to make it perfectly clear: very few Americans are against a reasonable amount of legal immigration, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity, but most Americans are against any amount of illegal immigration, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity. It is further to be noted that the illegal aliens are not just a "Mexican" or "Hispanic" problem. It is only that most illegal aliens are currently from Mexico and the vast majority of illegal aliens are Hispanic. Maybe with the exception of the Swedish Bikini Team, the majority of Americans would be against any people, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity, being illegal aliens in the USA. That said, we all know that all illegal aliens are simply hard working contributors to American society and are only doing the jobs Americans won't do. Or do we? Let us now look at The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration and its collateral damage. - P.F. Wagner
The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration In Biting the Hand That Feeds You, Congressman Steve King of Iowa noted: What would the May 1, 2006, illegal immigration boycott look like without illegal immigration?
The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise would die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day. Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals. There would be no one to smuggle across our southern border the heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines, which plague the United States, reducing the U.S. supply of methamphetamines that day, by 80%. Our hospital emergency rooms would not be flooded with everything from gunshot wounds, to anchor babies, to imported diseases, to hangnails, giving American citizens the day off from standing in line behind illegals. Eight American children would not suffer the horror as victims of sex crimes.
I'll bet you did not see Congressman King's comments on the evening news. (Note: see Day Without Illegal Immigration for even more information on the illegal alien boycott.) Are Congressman King's comments baseless rhetoric, hateful speech, or actual facts? The MSM (mainstream media) and proponents of illegal aliens consistently bombard us with reports of an individual illegal alien that has done what most legal immigrants do: work hard and succeed. However, what they rarely tell us about are any of the negative aspects of illegal immigration. This report will detail some of the dark, negative aspects of the impact of illegal aliens that you might not be aware of. Let's start with a broad summary on how illegal immigration is or can affect you personally. Here are just some of the negative side affects of illegal immigration:
easy conduit for terrorists entering the USA massive escalation in crime surge in foreign national prisoners to support for years increases Balkanization of US increases multiculturalism/segregation/divisiveness instead of the American melting pot increases desire for Aztlan (reclaiming SW states for Mexico) increasing number of traffic accidents main contributor to surging US population dramatic impact on society and infrastructure, including education destruction of fragile ecosystems in American SW main cause of emergency rooms and hospitals closing as well as service cut backs
introduction of third world diseases increased welfare costs massive costs to society – over and above contributions
Let's now examine The Darker Side of Illegal Immigration in greater detail.
Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Terrorism When it comes to the impact of illegal immigration, terrorism must be at the top of the list due to its potential to directly harm the greatest number of Americans. It is worth noting that three of the four terrorist pilots in the 9/11 attack were in the country illegally. 9/11 was a precursor. The next big incident could be far greater and kill many more Americans. A recent Homeland Security report, A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border (a MUST READ!), reports that in 2005 at least 850 people from countries of "special interest" were apprehended crossing the southern border. How many more successfully crossed is unknown. How many actual terrorists have crossed is unknown. We do know, however, that they are there - see Al-Qaida Operative Nabbed Near Mexican Border. By the way, "countries of special interest" is government-speak for terrorism conducting and sponsoring countries. As noted in a June 2006 article, Broken, by Kenneth R. Timmerman, on a Homeland Security publication, "The report reveals that 45,008 aliens from countries on the U.S. list of state-sponsors of terror or from countries that protected terrorist organizations and their members, were released into the general public between 2001 and 2005, even though immigration officers couldn't confirm their identity." (emphasis added) Maybe Bin Laden is not in Pakistan ... As reported in a February 2005 USA Today article by Mimi Hall, Despite new technology, Border Patrol overwhelmed, the numbers are going up and DHS is concerned as they admit they only catch an estimated 1/3 of the border crossers. The article goes on: "... the Border Patrol arrested 39,215 so-called "OTMs," other-than-Mexicans, along the Southwest border. In 2004, the number jumped to 65,814. Those figures worry intelligence and Homeland Security officials, who say al-Qaeda leaders want to smuggle operatives and weapons of mass destruction across the nation's porous land borders. James Loy, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress last week, "Several al-Qaeda leaders believe operatives can pay their way into the country through Mexico and also believe illegal entry is more advantageous than legal entry for operational security reasons."
T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, says the Border Patrol has "reliable intelligence that there are terrorists living in South America, assimilating the culture and learning the language" in order to blend in with Mexicans crossing the border. "We really don't know who comes into this country illegally over the Southwest border," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says. "This is a big problem." The independent 9/11 Commission's report warned in August that "the challenge for national security in an age of terrorism is to prevent the very few people who may pose overwhelming risks from entering or remaining in the United States undetected." And that's a daunting task along these stretches of border in the Southwest." and concludes with: "The holes that remain in our border security systems are not small," House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, says. "They are gaping, and they are glaring to our terrorist enemies. They are coming for us." A March 2005 Christian Science Monitor report, US-Mexican border as a terror risk, notes: "It's not clear how many terrorists or people having connections to terror groups, may have entered the US as OTMs. But FBI Director Robert Mueller, in a House Appropriations Committee hearing March 9, 2006, said he was aware that individuals from countries with known Al Qaeda ties had entered the US under false identities." As noted in an October 6, 2006 article in the UK Times On-Line, Seizures of radioactive materials fuel 'dirty bomb' fears, by Lewis Smith: "Smugglers have been caught trying to traffic dangerous radioactive material more than 300 times since 2002, statistics from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show. Most of the incidents are understood to have occurred in Europe. The disclosures come as Al-Qaeda is known to be intensifying its efforts to obtain a radioactive device. Last year, Western security services, including MI5 and MI6, thwarted 16 attempts to smuggle plutonium or uranium. On two occasions small quantities of highly enriched uranium were reported missing. All were feared to have been destined for terror groups."
For a possibly related incident recently in the US see Airport Arrest Turns Up Nuclear Info. Even more recently there is a December 2006 article in the Canada Free Press, Spy Death by Nuclear Poisoning Tied to American Hiroshima, where it was reported: "The death of Alexander Litvinenko by radiological poisoning points to the possibility that the former Soviet spy may have been involved with Islamic terrorists in the preparation of tactical nuclear weapons for use in the jihad against the United States and its NATO allies." and, "In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to suitcase nukes that were developed by U.S. and Soviet forces during the Cold War. Reliable sources, including Hans Blix of the United Nation, have confirmed that bin Laden purchased several of these devices from the Chechen rebels in 1996. According to Sharif al-Masri and other al Qaeda operatives who have been taken into custody, several of these weapons have been forward deployed to the United States in preparation for al Qaeda's next attack on American soil." In any case, it is only a matter of time, unless we acquire the national will to absolutely crush the terrorists first. Did you happen to see that report or the November 2006 reports Al-Qaeda planning for nuclear attack and Al-Qaeda Chief Vows to Blow Up White House on your local news channel? How about Al Qaeda Claims to Have 12,000 Fighters in Iraq or Al-Qaeda gloats over demise of Rumsfeld? When the MSM starts parroting the far left's policy of appeasement with Iran, you might want to note Iran's Call for the Destruction of Israel, where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." Iran is where Al Qaeda gets a lot of its funding and many of the "freedom fighters" willing to kill themselves fighting the "great and small Satan" – the US and Israel. Their goal is the elimination of Israel first, then the elimination of the USA. This is not idle speculation but documented fact – see the links at the end of this section.
In a speech by Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Michael Chertoff on September 11, 2006, Five Years Later, he stated "Our number one defense against terror involves the perimeter, keeping dangerous enemies from entering the United States of America." While DHS and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) are doing a little better job, by that admission we are in big trouble, given the current porosity of the borders. How bad are we actually doing and what is the current risk? See The Five Years War: Public Safety versus Special Interest for some rather discouraging insight. As noted in a report by The Center for Strategic and International Studies, Strategic Study on Bioterrorism, some analysts consider bioterrorism to be a greater or more viable threat than nuclear terrorism. Couple that with the recent report, World's most deadly bugs ... in the hands of terrorists, which notes: "New technology that would give terrorists the power to create deadly bacteria and viruses from scratch is only years away from completion and threatens to make existing controls on biological weapons obsolete, experts warned yesterday ... Al-Qaeda is determined to acquire the technology to carry out a nuclear attack ... The official warned that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was trawling the world for the materials and know-how to mount an attack using nuclear, chemical or biological weapons." Also take note of North Korea trying to weaponize bird flu which notes: "The pariah state of North Korea is trying to weaponize the bird flu virus, making it the ideal threat for al-Qaida, the British intelligence agency MI6 has learned. The Bush administration has given briefings classified "Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information" to members of Congress and the Senate on the threat. In aerosol form it would be undetectable at all border crossings and virologists at Porton Down – Britain's research center responsible for developing antidotes against biological attacks – fear that a genetically engineered version of the virus would be far more lethal than any current threat from the virus. World ranking experts have said that it would be "the greatest threat al-Qaida could unleash." It is worth noting that the Bird Flu is not yet person to person contagious but is currently killing about 60% of those that catch it – a fatality rate that far surpasses any plague in history. Some scientists say it is only a few mutations away from becoming pandemic. Mutations that could be engineered. If the very real potential of illegal alien terrorists attacking again is not important to you then I would suggest you see the movies United 93, True Lies, and The Peacemaker, and then read Osama's exploits south of border -AlQaida in league with Mexican radicals in plot to penetrate U.S., says MI6 report and No place to run. Then
consider some of the more serious alternatives of open borders in a post 9/11 world. As Congressman Lamar Smith noted, Border Security Is National Security. The illegal alien terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 killed 2,752 Americans.
Have we forgotten the zeal for those who not only want to kill Americans but will actually try to kill as many Americans as they can?
Should illegal alien terrorists target a major shopping mall or subway system in the US and contaminate it with a nuclear agent such as polonium-210 or a biological agent such as Anthrax, the death toll could easily be in the tens of thousands. Should the illegal alien terrorists set of a small suitcase nuke in a major city the death toll will be in the hundreds of thousands. Should the illegal alien terrorists release a genetically engineered version of the Bird Flu that is person-person contagious across the USA the death toll could easily be in the tens of millions. For all you parents and grandparents who still don't think controlling our borders and knowing who is in the country is important, you might want to check out Mass Slaughter in Our Public Schools: - The Terrorists' Chilling Plan where it is reported: "... according to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference on the East Coast, preparations for attacks on American schools that will bring rivers of blood and staggering body counts are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps.
The intended attackers have bluntly warned us they're going to do it. They're already begun testing school-related targets here.
They've given us a catastrophic model to train against, which we've largely ignored and they've learned more deadly tactics from.
...Al-Qaeda has publicly asserted the "right" to kill 2,000,000 American children, Rassa explained, and has warned that "operations are in stages of preparation" now. He played vivid videotapes confiscated in Afghanistan, showing al-Qaeda terrorists practicing the takeover of a school. The trainees issue commands in English, rehearse separating youngsters into manageable groups and meeting any resistance with violence. Some "hostages" are taken to the rooftop, dangled over the edge, then "shot." "Any place that has given [Islamic terrorists] trouble, they've come after the kids," Grossman said. Muslim religious literature, according to Rassa, states clearly that the killing of children not only is "permitted" in Islam but is "approved" by Mohammed, so long as the perpetrators "are striving for the general good" as interpreted by that religion. He cited instances in Indonesia where girls on their way to school have been beheaded and in other countries where children have been shot, mutilated, raped or burned alive. In this country this year ['06], Rassa said, there have been several school bus-related incidents involving Middle Eastern males that raise suspicion of terrorist activity. These include the surprise boarding of a school bus in Florida by two men in trench coats, who may have been on a canvassing mission, and the attempt in New York State by an Arab male to obtain a job as a school bus driver using fraudulent Social Security documents. The latter gave an address in Detroit, home to a large colony of fundamentalist Muslims. Rassa claimed that floor plans for half a dozen schools in Virginia, Texas and New Jersey have been recovered from terrorist hands in Iraq." The nation was griped by the "massacre" at Columbine High School a few years ago. As tragic as that was, imagine what a few committed illegal alien terrorists could do in one of our schools. It has already happened in other schools to other people's children. The article goes on regarding: "... the brutal takedown in 2004 of a school that served children from 6 to 17 years old in Beslan, Russia. Some 100 terrorists were involved, nearly half of whom were discreetly embedded in the large crowd of parents, staff and kids who showed up for the first day of school; the rest arrived for the surprise attack in SUVs, troop carriers and big sedans. Across a three-day siege, 700 people were wounded and 338 killed, including 172 youngsters. More than 1,000 men, women and children, including babies, were penned in an unventilated gym and a cafeteria. As the days passed without food or water and inside temperatures rose to 115 degrees, survivors were eating flowers they'd brought for
teachers and fighting for urine to drink out of their shoes in desperation. Women and some children were repeatedly and continuously raped. Adult males and larger male students were used as "forced labor" to help fortify the building, then shot to death. Bodies were thrown out of an upper-story window, down onto a courtyard. Attempts at negotiation by responders were used by the terrorists strictly as an opportunity to buy time to solidify their fortifications. Surviving hostages were surrounded by armed guards standing on deadman switches, wired to explosives. All entrances to the building as well as stairwells and some interior doorways were booby-trapped. Youngsters were forced to sit on window sills to serve as shields for snipers. "Black widows" (potential suicide bombers) were rigged so their bomb belts could be detonated by remote control when leaders considered the timing was right. The terrorists stayed cranked up on some type of amphetamine to keep awake. ... When troops finally stormed the school in a counter-assault on the third day, "pure pandemonium" reigned. Soldiers and the kids they were trying to rescue were gunned down mercilessly. Explosions touched off inside started multiple fires. Responders who made it inside had to jump over trip wires as they "ran" up stairs under fire from above. By then terrorists were holding hostages in virtually every room. Rescue teams were subjected to continual ambushes. Gunfights occurred predominately within a 6-ft. range, with some responders having to fight for their lives in places so cramped they couldn't get off their hands and knees. Some children successfully rescued from the building were so crazed by thirst that they ran to an outdoor spigot and were killed by a grenade as they filled their hands with water." The police and swat team could not save the students and teachers at Columbine from two moderately armed but amateur killers. Illegal alien terrorists targeting schools will be heavily armed and thoroughly trained to kill and will not be holding captured kids for ransom. Nor will they persuaded to "can't we all just get along?" by some touchy-feely psychologist hostage negotiator and they will not be influenced by "peace-now" demonstrators singing Kumbaya. They want to die serving their cause and will try to kill as many American children as they can before they themselves are finally killed. If you do not think this is possible, check the response time of heavy police reinforcements and the swat team to your children's school and then estimate how many children could be killed in that time by just a few terrorists with automatic weapons and grenades. In just five minutes, most of everybody in the school would be dead, especially with the "lockdown" procedures adopted by most schools. Do not make the mistake of assuming that illegal alien terrorists are stupid. They are diabolical, cunning, determined, willing to die for their god fighting the "infidels," and want to kill as many Americans as they can. That includes your children in one of their most vulnerable locations – your local school. According to many experts (see the links at end of this section) the terrorist sleeper cells are already in the US waiting word to
launch their attacks. It would not surprise me if the attacks started right before the 2008 elections in an attempt to push the nation further left like they did in Spain. Proper border security and identification are key elements to keep them out and arresting them when here so what happened in Belsan does not happen in a school in your town with your children being killed this time. To see how easy it would be for a few illegal alien terrorists to kill a few tens of thousand to hundreds of thousands of Americans using "stuff" that is already here and, unfortunately, too easily accessible, see Carl Prine's 1/14/07 investigative article in the Pittsburg Tribune Review: Terror on the Tracks. Is there a railroad line anywhere near your children's school? When you see the MSM media and ACLU railing against some part of the Patriot Act or other government program designed to catch domestic and infiltrated terrorists in the USA, consider the words of terrorism expert Dave Gaubatz in a February 2007 article, Sleeper Cells in the United States and Canada: "There is every reason to suspect that we will endure suicide missions by Islamist sleeper cells. They are already in place. They are waiting for the right time. I know this from experience. ... Children are the ones who suffer in wartime and I want to prevent any child from ever having to experience a terrorist attack." According to Global Security.org in their report on sleeper cells: "As late as February 2004, one report claimed that Al Qaeda sleeper cells were believed to be operating in 40 states, according to the FBI and other federal authorities, awaiting orders and funding for new attacks in the United States. On July 8, 2004 a Senior Intelligence Official stated: "There is intelligence that al-Qaeda has individuals dispersed worldwide, and worldwide would include the United States, that are -- they are using in order to facilitate the operational planning necessary to carry out attacks successfully." ... In March 2005 a leaked FBI report concluded that "US Government efforts to date also have not revealed evidence of concealed cells or networks acting in the homeland as sleepers." One book published in late 2005 repeated the claim of 5,000 Al Qaeda sleeper cell agents in the United States. This claim is made in the context of Osama's "patient" long term plan to execute an "American Hiroshima" in a simultaneous nuclear attack on seven major US cities. This is beyond even Hollywood's wildest imagination. The terrorists will not go after hard targets. They will attack soft targets that provide a high degree of success, the most casualties, and the greatest impact on the American psyche in an attempt to weaken our national will on the fight against terrorism.
Are they waiting to attack your children's school? It is only a matter of time before the USA is hit again. All these catastrophes would be a direct result of poor border security, lack of real identification, substandard immigration enforcement, the MSM hand-wringing over spying on domestic terrorists, and would all be part of the collateral damage of tolerating illegal immigration to save ten cents on a head of lettuce. Next Section: Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Crime Previous Section: The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration
Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Crime Except for when an illegal alien does something really horrific, such as when illegal aliens killed Denver Police Officer Don Young and Los Angeles County Deputy David March, or when one dragged his girlfriend to death behind his car, we rarely hear about the crime being committed specifically by illegal aliens. There are a number of reasons why. A large part of the reason is that the overwhelming majority of the MSM generally believe that illegal immigration is a "victimless crime" and, as such, it is not worthy to do any real reporting on. Some more is due to the fact that illegal aliens are often silent on family violence and afraid to report crime within their communities leaving much of the crime totally unreported. It is also due to the fact that the MSM rarely make any distinction between crimes committed by US citizen perpetrators and illegal alien perpetrators. In fact, they seem to go out of their way to not let us know. Then too, the FBI and Justice Dept. just don't track it. As much as I do not like siding with the MSM, in their defense, establishing the residency of a perpetrator often takes much longer and with the ever decreasing news cycles there is just no time to check and get it confirmed. The end result is that most crimes being committed by illegal aliens are simply not reported as being committed by an illegal alien because by the time the perpetrator's residency is actually identified it is usually "old news." However, that does not excuse the MSM from reporting the facts in high profile cases where there are numerous follow-on stories. Nor does it excuse them from doing investigative reporting on the collective number of crimes being committed. While the murders of Officer Young and Deputy March and the recent horrific dragging death were national news, few know about illegal alien Cornelio Rivera Zamites molesting and then strangling to death four year old Esmerelda Nava. Yet such horrible things are fairly common and are happening more and more frequently.
Putting things in their proper perspective, most crime is actually down and since 1993 violent crime has been sharply trending down, except for the last few years as well as an up-tick in 2006 which may or may not be attributable to illegal aliens. As we'll see latter, NOBODY really knows – or at least they aren't saying. In any case, the overall favorable results are mostly due to a corresponding "get tough" policy with its increased expenditures. This has resulted in a large increase in the adult correctional population, over the same time period, especially for violent crimes, and also includes a dramatic surge in the number of illegal aliens incarcerated. As we continue to look at the violent crime being committed by illegal aliens, keep the steep rise of incarcerated violent prisoners in mind and note that the slope of the curve increases after 1989. As noted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, State prison population by offense type, "Over half of the increase in State prison population since 1995 is due to an increase in the prisoners convicted of violent offenses."
In any case, despite what the MSM reports, or doesn't report as the case may be, a correlation between illegal aliens and crime can be gleaned from comparing a National Index Crime Rate map with a map of the percentage of the unauthorized population as a the total foreign-born population in the state.
Note that if California was split in two, southern California would probably be in the top category as well.
Chart of the estimated unauthorized population as a % of the total foreign-born population, from the Hew Hispanic Center - Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics Regarding the increased crime fighting expenses referenced a few paragraphs earlier, since the early 1980s there have been massive increases in expenditures as reported by the Justice Department as detailed in the following charts:
Charts from US Dept of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics How much of that is consequence of illegal alien crimes is largely unknown because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. However, we do know that a large portion of the surging prison population is due to illegal alien criminals – a subject addressed later in this
section. Also note the correlation with the increase in the illegal alien population since 1989.
Chart from Hew Hispanic Center Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics At this point it is worth noting that the Hew Hispanic Center uses rather conservative numbers, as does the Census Bureau. There are strong indications that the numbers are actually far higher. The Wall Street investment firm Bear Stearns published a report, The Underground Labor Force is Rising to the Surface, in January 2005 which claims that the illegal alien population is double the official government estimates and was closer to 20 million, at that time. In October, 2006, Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D. and Chairman of the PopulationEnvironment Balance of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine published a report, Census Bureau Distortions Hide Immigration Crisis - Real Numbers Much Higher where she claims that "7.2 million aliens enter illegally each year" and notes that the "Census Bureau is a willing participant to misinforming the public on the state of the nation." Information from US Border Report – Migration Across the Mexican Border also supports much higher numbers. Regardless, if either alternative estimate is correct, even partially, the correlation would be even stronger. In any case, while a notable percentage of illegal aliens are committing a lot of crime, as we shall soon see, it must be stressed that the vast majority of illegal aliens are decent people who work hard and are only trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, something you or I would probably do if we were in their place. With the exception of ID theft, for most illegal aliens their only crime is breaking the immigration laws of the United States and being in the country illegally. Nevertheless, it is also fact that a disproportionately high percentage of illegal aliens are criminals and sexual predators. That is part of the dark side of illegal immigration and
when we simply allow the "good' in we get the "bad" along with them. Ignoring the fact that just being an illegal alien already makes one a criminal, the question is, how much really "bad" is acceptable and what price are we willing to pay in terms of the collateral damage being inflicted by simply allowing all of them in? This section will concentrate on violent crimes committed by illegal aliens against people. The following section will detail the SEXUAL CRIME being committed by illegal aliens. While most sexual crime is violent as well, there is just too much horrific crime being committed by illegal aliens to cover it all in one section. In any case, I do not mean to minimize the tremendous devastation upon Americans and society in general from a significant number of additional property and other crimes being committed by illegal aliens. As an example of a rapidly growing crime that has a high illegal alien participation, causing many months if not years of misery for the victim, see the GAO's report IDENTITY FRAUD – Prevalence and Links to Illegal Alien Activity, as well as Identity Theft is a Serious Immigration Issue and Illegal Aliens Steal Identities To Get American Jobs. If you happened to be the victim of identity theft by an illegal alien you probably don't think it was a "victimless" crime. If you haven't been the victim of ID theft but would like to know what the fuss is all about, see: 10-year-old girl victim of ID theft, Two women, one ID and plenty of problems, As victim of identity theft, I wish several things would happen, and Illicit Use of Social Security Information Rises. Also note Faye Bowers' article in the Christian Science Monitor, An Illegal Immigration Link to Identity Theft, to see how easy and cheap it is to get the documents stealing YOUR identification. Additionally, there is a plethora of other criminal activities with a high illegal alien participation, including such crimes involving cocaine, methamphetamine, home invasion, auto insurance fraud, life insurance fraud, food stamp fraud, mortgage fraud, auto theft, drug trafficking, prostitution, more prostitution, and, of course, counterfeiting documents. As we will see, many illegal aliens are not just your casual immigration violating, ID theft and fraud committing, law breaker. Many are recidivists – a.k.a. career criminals, like Juan Leonardo Quintero, who was previously deported after being convicted of indecency with a child, but who later came back and then just recently killed a Houston cop in cold blood, leaving a widow and five now fatherless children. Keep "previously deported" in mind as you will be seeing that reference a lot in this paper. Also, many crimes are gang related with the growing Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang being notoriously brutal in carrying out its criminal activities – a topic independently covered in the GANG CRIMES section. As detailed by Edwin Rubenstein in Criminal Alien Nation, criminal illegal aliens are a growing threat. In summary, he reports:
In 1980, our Federal and state facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens but at the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities, as follows
46,000 in Federal prisons 74,000 in state prisons 147,000 in local jails
The article also notes that approximately 27% of all prisoners in Federal custody are criminal illegal aliens and the majority (63%) of those are Mexican citizens. However, the large Mexican component is mostly due to the fact that the majority of illegal aliens are from Mexico and the incarceration rate is only slightly above the Mexican representation (~57%) of the illegal aliens in the overall illegal alien population, although a more recent crossing analysis indicates a much higher Mexican content. The article goes on to state that in fiscal 2004, the Federal govt. spent $1.4 billion to incarcerate criminal aliens. This total included $280 million of reimbursements made to state and local governments under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program [SCAAP] - a Department of Justice program managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) but SCAAP funds cover less than 25% of the full cost of incarcerating criminal aliens, leaving the balance of 75% to be picked up by the local jurisdiction. It is worth noting that all the incarceration costs, some $5.6 billion in 2004, are ultimately paid for by the taxpayers. Throughout this paper, it is worth noting the costs being imposed on society for illegal aliens as you will see that the costs will continue to accumulate, often dramatically so. It is also worth noting that with proper border security and immigration enforcement there would be few illegal aliens and little of those costs would be incurred thus allowing a cost-benefit analysis. The GAO issued a report, number GAO-05-337R, entitled Information on Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Federal and State Prisons and Local Jails on May 9, 2005, prepared for the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims. It noted: "At the federal level, the number of criminal aliens incarcerated increased from about 42,000 at the end of calendar year 2001 to about 49,000 at the end of calendar year 2004--a 15 percent increase. The percentage of all federal prisoners who are criminal aliens has remained the same over the last 3 years--about 27 percent. The majority of criminal aliens incarcerated at the end of calendar year 2004 were identified as citizens of Mexico. We estimate the federal cost of incarcerating criminal aliens--BOP's cost to incarcerate criminals and reimbursements to state and local governments under SCAAP-totaled approximately $5.8 billion for calendar years 2001 through 2004. BOP's cost to incarcerate criminal aliens rose from about $950 million in 2001 to about $1.2 billion in 2004--a 14 percent increase." And interestingly notes: "Federal reimbursements for incarcerating criminal aliens in state prisons and local jails declined from $550 million in 2001 to $280 million in 2004, in a large part due to a reduction in congressional appropriations."
This illustrates the failings of your government as the Federal Government is responsible for securing the borders but allows more and more illegal aliens to violate the sovereignty of the United States. However, when the illegal aliens commit crimes and are arrested, they are paying less and less of the state and local costs of incarcerating them. That's something you might want to ask your state's congressional members about. Although notable, the public cost of incarcerating illegal aliens is trivial alongside the carnage they imposed on their victims. Remember, incarcerated illegal alien perpetrators committed crime before being incarcerated. So the question is "How much crime?" To give you an idea of "how much crime," as noted in Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Full Swing, in April 2005, the GAO released a report on a study of 55,322 illegal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities during 2003. It found the following: Of the 55,322 illegal aliens studied, researchers found that they were arrested a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien.
They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien. 49% had previously been convicted of a felony, 20% of a drug offense; 18% a violent offense, and 11%, other felony offenses. 81% of the arrests occurred after 1990 56% of those charged with a reentry offense had previously been convicted on at least 5 prior occasions. Defendants charged with unlawful reentry had the most extensive criminal histories. 90% had been previously arrested. Of those with a prior arrest, 50% had been arrested for violent or drug-related felonies.
Note the last two points – they mean the perpetrators were "previously deported." Regardless, ALL those crimes would have never happened, i.e. were preventable, with serious deportation of the illegal aliens already here and proper border security to prevent both entry and re-entry. In reviewing those numbers, note that the study only sampled about 21% of the incarcerated illegal aliens. To get the full extent of the collateral damage, we need to extrapolate the average number of offenses out across all 267,000 incarcerated illegal alien criminals. Doing so results in some 1,288,619 crimes! Don't the MSM and illegal alien supporters continually tell us that illegal immigration is a "victimless crime" and that they are only here to do the work Americans don't want to do? Since each crime has a victim, 1,288,619 sounds like a lot of victimization to me. Maybe they are also referring to doing the "work" that American criminals don't want to do. Also keep in mind that the 1,288,619 crimes are only the ones committed by the hard core illegal alien criminals that were finally caught and incarcerated. The ones not caught and the new criminals crossing daily are committing more crime each and every day. One of the problems in identifying the involvement of illegal aliens in crime, is that NOBODY TRACKS IT as a particular demographic statistic. While the INS keeps track of
all sorts of demographic data for the illegal aliens that were actually arrested and deported and puts it in the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the judicial system does not track it. As noted in Cop murder spotlights crisis of killer aliens - No government agency tracks crimes by illegals, not even attacks on police so nobody really knows how many illegal alien criminals there are or how many crimes they are actually committing. Many simply fall through the cracks. If we assume illegal aliens commit crime at the same rate as citizens in the general population, an assumption that may grossly underestimate their involvement as we will see later, we can estimate the number of crimes being committed by illegal aliens. To do this, we note the number of illegal aliens in the population and apply the percentage representation in the population to the total number of crimes committed. The current population of illegal aliens ranges from a generally accepted low of 12 million to a few estimates in the 25-30 million range. For the purposes of this discussion, I will use a relatively lower estimate of 15 million in a population of 300 million which is a 5% representation. It is worth noting that many official government figures use a bit lower number. If in fact accurate, a lower number of illegal aliens in the general population would actually increase their disproportionate involvement, something that is probably occurring anyway as we shall see latter. According to FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Crime in the United States (CIUS) 2005, for the Estimated Number of Arrests and applying a straight 5% illegal alien participation component we now get: CRIMES (actual arrests) Number In USA by illegal aliens Total 14,094,186 704,709 Murder & non-negligent manslaughter 14,062 703 Forcible rape 25,528 1,276 Offenses against family & children 129,128 6,456 The last column is the estimated criminal collateral damage being inflicted by illegal aliens for 2005 as a straight proportional percentage basis of the population. Similar collateral damage would have been inflicted in 2006 and you can expect about as much in 2007. Using a simple cost-benefit analysis, is this much crime acceptable to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? You probably wouldn't think so if you were one of the 704,709 victims. Again, keep in mind, this is the collateral damage being inflicted PER YEAR with a 5% participation rate. If the number of illegal aliens is greater than 15 million the number of crimes goes up. If the participation rate is greater, the number of crimes goes up. In trying to figure out who is actually committing the crimes and whether the 5% straight participation is valid, interestingly, as noted in The Tarpit blog, Hispanics/Latinos, by far the largest component of illegal aliens, become "White, Caucasian, or Other" perpetrators in Arizona. The same thing in Colorado, Florida, New
Jersey, New Mexico, and probably other states as well. Even the FBI doesn't seem to want to know as neither the nationality of the perpetrator nor a Hispanic/Latino category is even present in either their Uniform Crime Reports or Victims and Offenders Supplement. When I inquired of Justice Department as to why they didn't want to know if Hispanics or foreign nationals were committing any crime, their response was: "The Uniform Crime Reporting Program was mandated by Congress to collect and publish the crimes that are reported to police agencies for statistical purposes, not investigative purposes. The elements of race and ethnicity built into the UCR Program adhere to the guidelines established by DIRECTIVE NO 15, RACE AND ETHNIC STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL STATISTICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING. Those guidelines are set by the Office of Management and Budget, and as federal agency in the capacity of overseer of the UCR Program, the FBI is required to abide by those guidelines. For UCR purposes there are four racial categories: White; Black; American Indian or Alaskan Native; and Asian or Pacific Islander. The term Hispanic is an indicator of ethnicity, and the UCR Program does not currently collect information on ethnicity." I also asked the Justice Department what categories the foreign national terrorists and the 2,752 Americans killed by foreign nationals on 9-11-2001 fell into but did not get a response. While the Justice Department tracks nearly every conceivable aspect of crime, evidently, Congress only wants to know what crimes "White, Black, American Indian, and Asian" Americans are committing Interestingly, however, ethnicity is very important for establishing minority status and preferences but totally unimportant for determining who is committing crimes. Crimes being committed by illegal aliens, aka foreign nationals, are not tracked. While we are on the subject of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Jim Kouri notes in Crime Statistics and the Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: "Yet the public is generally unaware that the UCR system is essentially a voluntary system; there is no federal legislation that requires States or local jurisdictions to report their crime data to the FBI. The voluntary nature of the UCR, of course, affects the accuracy and completeness of the data. Although the FBI devotes a great deal of attention to the quality of the data it publishes in CIUS, it cannot mandate agencies to provide data on time (or at all)." Thus, if anything, the FBI underreports crime. In any case, it would appear that other than what the INS reports when foreign nationals are deported, NOBODY IS TRACKING CRIMES COMMITTED ON US SOIL BY FOREIGN NATIONALS. Given the serious of the crimes and large participation by mostly Hispanic, illegal alien, a.k.a. foreign national, criminals it almost seems as if the various
government agencies don't want you to know. Also, I could not find any investigative reporting by the MSM on the issue. If even a small number of those 704,709 crimes were committed against members of the media or politicians maybe we would have heard something but the silence is deafening. As noted in a September 2006 article, Cop murder spotlights crisis of killer aliens, in WND "While no government agencies specifically track crimes by illegal aliens, there have been some efforts to quantify the loss. Last December, Mac Johnson set out to investigate the number of homicides perpetrated by illegal aliens. Since the federal government would not provide any useful information, he contacted all 50 statehouses. Three months later, he had fewer than a dozen responses. Only one state, Vermont, provided any useful information. He then set out to statistically estimate the number of murders by illegal aliens based on available crime data and conservative estimates of the actual number of illegal aliens in the country – which, of course, nobody really knows. He found that between 1,806 and 2,510 people in the U.S. are murdered annually by illegal aliens. If he's right, that would represent between 11 percent and 15 percent of all murders in the U.S.": Using the mean of Mr. Johnson's range, that means there are 2,158 murders committed annually by illegal aliens – crimes that never would have happened if they weren't here. This is part of the collateral damage of tolerating illegal immigration. Note that at 2,158 murders that would be 15.3% of all the murders reported by the FBI, which would be about three times the representation of illegal aliens in the general population. Whether illegal aliens are committing three times as many of the other crimes as well is unknown because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. Regardless, keep that "three times" in mind because it will come up again. At this point it is worth noting that Representative King states in Biting the Hand That Feeds You , referenced in the INTRODUCTION and often quoted all over the internet, that illegal aliens are responsible for 4,380 murders. I believe Congressman King based his numbers on two GAO reports (d05337r and d05646r) on the number of incarcerated illegal aliens and the total number of incarcerated prisoners and applying the resulting percentage to the FBI's reported number of crimes. Based on this estimate, illegal aliens would be responsible for about 31% of the murders, a rate that is about 6.2 times their representation in the population. While there are indications that this number may be more accurate, nobody really knows because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. Returning to the FBI's crime list and a straight 5% prorated share committed by illegal aliens, some 704,709 yearly crimes, each of these crimes has both a personal and economic impact. You can easily imagine the personal devastation on the individual and families as they ask "why me?" Since all these crimes would not have happened if there were no illegal aliens in the country, the unfortunate answer is that "because we as a
nation and people have tolerated, and in many cases aided and abetted, illegal immigration." The economic burden which these crimes impose on their victims and society have costs. As noted earlier there has been a tremendous increase in the law enforcement budgets and each caught criminal needs to be incarcerated at about $25,000 per year. How much more law enforcement is spending as a direct consequence of illegal aliens is unknown but reviewing the expenditure graphs, note that the rate of the expenditures increases after around 1989 which correspond with the large increase in the illegal alien population. In any case, with 267,000 illegal aliens incarcerated, as of 2003, just the incarceration costs at $25,000 per inmate per year is $6.7 BILLION per year. I'll take a wild guess that you didn't realize we were spending that much. Do you have any better ideas on what we could be spending $6.7 billion a year on rather than providing three meals a day and color TV to a bunch of illegal alien prisoners? While you think about that, here is anther one to ponder: how much money would we have saved since 1980 if there were still only 9,000 incarcerated illegal aliens rather than 267,000? As extensive as these direct costs are, there are also indirect costs imposed on the victims, including loss of income and property, uncompensated hospital bills, and treatment for resulting emotional and psychological trauma. As noted in the abstract of the report Victim costs of violent crime and resulting injuries, by Miller, Cohen, and Rossman: "This DataWatch estimates the costs and monetary value of lost quality of life due to death and nonfatal physical and psychological injury resulting from violent crime. In 1987 physical injury to people age twelve and older resulting from rape, robbery, assault, murder, and arson caused about $10 billion in potential health-related costs, including some unmet mental health care needs. It led to $23 billion in lost productivity and almost $145 billion in reduced quality of life (in 1989 dollars). If associated deaths and cases resulting in psychological injury only are included, costs average $47,000 for rape, $19,000 for robbery, $15,000 for assault, and $25,000 for arson. Considering only survivors with physical injury, rape cost $60,000, robberies $25,000, assaults $22,000, and arson $50,000. Costs are almost $2.4 million per murder. Lifetime costs for all intentional injuries totaled $178 billion during 1987-1990." Note that those costs are in 1989 dollars. Using the CPI index to adjust for 2006 dollars, multiply those numbers by 1.62 which means each rape costs society an average of $76,140 and each murder costs some $3.9 million. Thus just the 2,158 murders committed by illegal aliens burdened our society with $8.4 BILLION in costs. The report tabulates the various costs for each crime as follows:
You may find similar summarized totals from the Justice Dept. in a summary Cost of Crime. Again, applying the CPI increase, the total costs in 2006 dollars would be $289 BILLION. If illegal aliens were responsible for just 5% of it then that would be $14.4 BILLION. For a comprehensive look at the cost of crime, see a report by Professor David Anderson, The Aggregate Burden of Crime, which reports that the net annual burdened costs of crime is actually far higher. The report notes that in 1999 the costs exceeded $1 trillion. In 2006 dollars that would be $1.62 TRILLION. 5% of that would be in excess of $81 BILLION. Thus if illegal aliens are responsible for 5% of the crime, the costs are somewhere between $14.4 and a minimum of $81 billion, per year. A higher representation yields proportionally higher costs. Also, any overrepresentation of involvement means that both numbers go up proportionately. As an example, we have seen that illegal aliens are involved in murders at a rate that is three times representation. Regardless of the actual number, keep in mind that these are YEARLY costs. Other studies note that career criminals cost society $1.6 million each, over and above the costs of incarcerating them. Given that there are about 270,000 career illegal alien criminals currently incarcerated in federal, state, and local jails that results in a cost of $432 BILLION. If so, that is $1,440 for every man, woman, and child in the United States. How much lettuce would that buy? While there are already some 270,000 incarcerated illegal aliens, there are estimates that another 80,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes still walk the streets. As previously noted, based on studies, those illegal alien criminal will commit 13 offenses per illegal alien. For this group, crime pays.
A January 2004 article in the Washington Times, Illegal Criminal Aliens Abound in U.S., by Jerry Seper notes: "About 80,000 illegal criminal aliens, including convicted murderers, rapists, drug dealers and child molesters who served prison time and were released, are loose on the streets of America, hiding from federal immigration authorities. "Keeping our law-enforcement officers in the dark doesn't make America's streets safer for anyone," said Rep. Charlie Norwood, Georgia Republican. "At a time when our officers are faced with arresting and re-arresting the same 80,000 criminal aliens over and over again, we should be giving them greater access to data and more resources." Making matters more difficult for federal authorities are several municipalities that have passed ordinances prohibiting their employees, including police officers, from enforcing federal immigration laws. Known as "sanctuary laws," the ordinances are in place in varying degree in major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. Immigration opponents argue that the laws encourage illegal immigration. Some, including the District-based Federation of American Immigration Reform, have charged that sanctuary laws offer shelter for would-be terrorists by allowing illegal immigrants to establish themselves as residents." A January 2007 article, Illegals Become Repeat Criminals, also by Jerry Seper in The Washington Times reports: "Criminal aliens set free on the streets of America -- instead of being deported after serving their time - are being rearrested as many as six more times by U.S. authorities, according to a government audit released yesterday. But the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General said it did not know how many of 262,105 illegals in the audit, who had been charged with a crime and then released, had been rearrested. ... During fiscal 2005, Justice distributed $287.1 million in SCAAP payments to 752 state, county and local jurisdictions -- nearly 70 percent of which went to 10 jurisdictions: the states of California, New York, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Illinois and Massachusetts; New York City; and two California counties, Los Angeles and Orange. The report also said investigators identified an official "sanctuary" policy for two jurisdictions that received at least $1 million in SCAAP funding: Oregon, which received $3.4 million, and the city and county of San Francisco, which received $1.1 million and has designated itself a "city and county of refuge." In addition, an executive order issued in New York City limits the enforcement of immigration law by local authorities, the report said.
The audit defined "sanctuary" as a jurisdiction that may have state laws, local ordinances or departmental policies limiting the role of local authorities in the enforcement of immigration laws. The audit also examined the level of cooperation among federal, state and local authorities, but found "conflicting views between ICE and local jurisdictions as to what actions constitute full cooperation." Congress did not define 'fully cooperate,' nor did our review of immigration legislation disclose any specific steps that localities are required to take to help effect the removal of criminal aliens from the United States," the audit said. The report also found that among 164 state and local agencies surveyed:
30 jurisdictions do not generally ask those arrested about their immigration status. 17 said they do not inform ICE when they have someone they suspect may be an illegal alien in custody. Some agencies said they do not inform ICE about possible illegals in custody because they don't think ICE will respond.
18 jurisdictions do not alert ICE before releasing undocumented criminal aliens. Without a doubt, illegal aliens who are deported return, and those that are caught and incarcerated commit more crime when released. And the sanctuary policies of many cities and municipalities facilitate both. How frustrating this must be for DHS, ICE, and various law enforcement agencies who are trying to protect Americans from being molested, raped, killed, and murdered. Making matters worse, if that is possible, most of the numbers for criminal illegal aliens actually underestimate the impact or involvement of criminal illegal aliens as the FBI is probably underreporting the crime and the data does not include:
The cost of criminal aliens for whom states and localities are not reimbursed under the SCAAP program. Criminal aliens who have become citizens are not included. U.S. born criminal children of illegal immigrants are not included
As noted by Heather MacDonald in a must read 2004 article, The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave:
In Los Angeles, 95% of some 1,500 outstanding warrants for homicides are for illegal aliens. About 67% of the 17,000 outstanding fugitive felony warrants are for illegal aliens. A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60% of the bloody 18th Street Gang, with an estimated membership at 20,000 in California, are illegal aliens. Police officers say the proportion is probably much greater. The gang collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons, on complicated drug distribution schemes, extortion, and
drive-by assassinations, and is responsible for a number of murders, assaults, or robberies every day in LA County. The Columbia Li'l Cycos gang, which uses murder and racketeering to control the drug market around L.A.'s MacArthur Park, was about 60% illegal in 2002, says former Assistant U.S. Attorney Luis Li. Frank "Pancho Villa" Martinez, a Mexican Mafia member and illegal alien, controls the gang from prison, while serving time for felonious reentry following deportation.
However, as this section has noted and as Ms MacDonald so poignantly notes "Good luck finding any reference to such facts in official crime analysis." This is the stuff that NOBODY in the government or MSM is tracking and reporting on. That must read, interim report from the House Committee on Homeland Security, A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border details the criminal activity and violence taking place along the Southwest border and notes that the region has been experiencing "an alarming rise in the level of criminal cartel activity, including drugs and human smuggling ... " and continues "The border also is the site of violent criminal enterprises. These enterprises are carried out by organized crime syndicates and include the smuggling of drugs, humans, weapons, and cash across the US-Mexico border." The report notes that in 2005, Federal drug seizures were a total of 1,129,275 pounds of cocaine and 6,866,465 pounds of marijuana. Most of that was along the southern border. Additionally, the report further states that Federal law enforcement estimates that only 10-30% of illegal aliens are actually apprehended and only 10-20% of the drugs are seized. A particularly troublesome observation of the report is: "While many illegal aliens cross the border searching for employment, not all illegal aliens are crossing into the United States to find work. Law enforcement has stated that some individuals come across the border because they have been forced to leave their home countries due to their criminal activity. These dangerous criminals are fleeing the law in other countries and seeking refuge in the United States."
Still think we don't need to control our borders? As noted by Mike Cutler in A Very Bad Sign for America, things are really getting out of hand. Need more proof? How about a January 2007 report, Guardsmen overrun at the Border, where it was noted: "A U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico. According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of gunmen attacked the site in the state's West Desert Region around 11 p.m. The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were forced to retreat. The Border Patrol will not say whether shots were fired. However, no Guardsmen were injured in the incident. The Border Patrol says the incident occurred somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville. The area is known as a drug corridor. Last year, 124-thousand pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated in this area." The Border patrol says the attackers quickly retreated back into Mexico. Rather than engage the drug-running illegal aliens who wantonly and with force are violating our borders to smuggle their addicting drugs in, we retreat. In their defense, however, most likely the National Guard retreated because that was their orders regarding their "rules of engagement." For more information on this "incident," go to Mexican Gunmen Involved in Arizona Border Incident Actually A Uniformed Mexican Force where it is reported that they were probing the border. Why is there so much action on the border? As previously noted, Federal law enforcement estimates that only 10-20% of the drugs are seized and that they seized 1,129,275 pounds of cocaine. Giving them the benefit of doubt, if 20% of the drugs are seized that means 4,517,100 pounds made it through. While some experts say 80-90% of the cocaine comes across the US-Mexico border, if just 50% came across the southern border that would be 2,258,550 pounds. With a street value conservatively estimated at $2,000 per uncut ounce, that is $72.2 BILLION in cocaine. That cocaine is heading into your state, city, neighborhood and schools and is probably enough to get most of the teenagers in the United States hooked. For those of you in illegal alien sanctuaries across the USA, your elected officials are aiding the illegal aliens criminals to spread the poison. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop at just cocaine. There is the big buck business of methamphetamines. For more horror stories, see the comprehensive special report METH AND THE DRUG LORDS - BIG-TIME OPERATIONS from The McClatchy Company's California newspapers. One interesting difference, however, is that the Mexican drug cartels are making much of that poison it in the good ole USA. Compared to cocaine and methamphetamine, marijuana is a much less lucrative "business" but nevertheless many, many tons of it are being smuggled in. As an example, a recent article, Border Patrol Agents Intercept Drug Smugglers on Horseback, notes that ICE agents in the Tuscon area seized "529 pounds of marijuana -- which has
an estimated value of $529,000, according to figures from the National Drug Intelligence Center, that is a fairly average seizure in the Tucson Sector, the busiest along the southern border for drug seizures. The article notes that "From Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, agents have seized 299,154 pounds of marijuana, more than 2,400 pounds a day. The totals represent a 31 percent increase from the same time period in fiscal year 2006, when the pounds of marijuana seized shattered previous records." At the current rate, and using the a generous 20% drug seizure rate, that means that the Border Patrol will seize 897,462 pounds but allow 3,589,848 pounds through. The street value of that marijuana is $3.6 billion. And that is just in the Tuscon area of the border. Still think we don't need to secure the border? Home much crime in the US do you think is a direct result of all those drugs? To see what all that drug money is funding and what is coming our way see Drug Trade Fuels Violence on Nuevo Laredo's Streets where it was noted "In Laredo, life is different ... Here we are prisoners. In our city, we learn to live with the devil." In fact it is getting so bad along the southern border that KVIA news reported: Threat to US citizens forces Mx officials to lock down town, TX Sheriff boosts security. For more information on what is going on at the southern border, see the AP report Assaults on border agents in southwestern Arizona increasing and Ranch Rescue USA for numerous references on the escalating violence and serious incidents that are routinely occurring on the southern border because there is no physical security. Many of the cops in the southwest are getting very frustrated over the situation. As noted in a March 2005 article by William La Jeunesse of Fox News, Border States Grapple With Alien Criminals: "Many police officials in states along the U.S.-Mexican border say they are fed up with the number of illegal aliens populating American prisons, many of them incarcerated for violent crimes such as murder, rape and robbery. Almost one in six inmates in Arizona, for example, is a Mexican citizen. "It is a phenomenon that law enforcement recognizes as a major problem," said one undercover detective, who specializes in street gangs and goes by the name "Paco." "We have to put drug users and violators in there, babysit them, and now we have to babysit illegal aliens," said Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio whose jails are 4,500 inmates over capacity. Most Mexicans cross the border looking for work, but competition is fierce for jobs requiring uneducated, unskilled labor. Many illegal immigrants find themselves far from realizing their dreams.
"We come over here to find a better life," said inmate Tony Perez, a convicted drug dealer. "Not all of us are here to sell drugs or to do bad things, despite a few that do. But then again, doesn't everybody else from every other country?" Arpaio's Phoenix jails house 1,200 criminal aliens, including Perez, who by law should have been deported. But because of federal bureaucracy and an overburdened system, only the most dangerous felons are actually sent home. Even when deportation is ordered, about 60 percent of orders are ignored. Christian Higuera, who is serving time for assault, has fathered an illegitimate child, born in Arizona. He said he hopes he will be allowed to stay with his child, an American citizen, once he gets out of jail." I would imagine that criminals with such attitudes make the job even more frustrating than the "previously deported" and "repeat offender" aspect of illegal alien criminals. We often hear from the MSM, illegal immigration supporters, and liberals in general, that illegal immigration is a victimless crime. Tell that to the relatives of the following victims: Mary Nagle, a wife and mother of two, who was raped and murdered by an illegal alien who came to her home to power wash her porch. If that wasn't bad enough, the perpetrator used Mary Nagle's own cell phone to call her sisters and friends describing how he sexually abused her. Read about the tragic story here and here. The two Catholic nuns who were on a walk saying their rosary when they were attacked by illegal alien Maximilano Esparza who raped both and killed one by strangling her with her rosary beads. Terry and Lisa Dilks of Urbandale, Iowa, who were murdered by two illegal aliens. Both perpetrators had previously been arrested on drug charges and turned over and subsequently released by federal immigration agents. The 10 killed and 4 wounded victims of illegal alien Muslim fanatic and sniper John Lee Malvo. Kimberley Hope who was killed while feeding her neighbor's dogs by illegal alien Daniel Gonzalez Berumen who simply wanted her car. Vinessa Hoera was a young single mom, only 23, when she was kidnapped, raped and brutally murdered by an illegal alien from Guatemala. Tracy Owen, a 23 year old, very pregnant woman of Nashville, who was murdered because a couple of drunk, illegal aliens thought they had struck her in a car-pedestrian traffic accident. In fact, they had not but shot her five times believing they had.
Norfolk Police Officer Sheila Herring who was shot by illegal alien Mario Roberto Keen as she responded to a disturbance at a sports bar. Keen had previously been sentenced to five years in prison in 1990 for selling cocaine and had been previously deported. Keen attempted to re-enter the United States in New York in 1997, but was reportedly barred from entering. Obviously, he found another way.
Officer Tony Zeppetella, 27, of the Oceanside, CA, police department, was murdered by illegal alien gang member Adrien George Camacho when he stopped him for a traffic violation. Camacho pulled out a gun and shot the officer. Camacho then pistol-whipped the injured officer before shooting him again, killing him with the officer's own gun. At the time, Camacho had a criminal history that includes five previous felony convictions had been previously deported several times. Fort Worth Officer Dwayne Freeto was killed by drunken driver while helping a stranded motorist. The speeding car struck Freeto's parked cruiser, causing it to burst into flames burning Officer Freeto to death.
Police Officer Brandon Winfield, a 12-year veteran on the Houston police force with five children who was killed by illegal alien Juan Leonardo Qunitero who had been previously deported for molesting a 12-year-old girl. Officer Winfield thought he was assisting a disabled motorist when he was murdered in cold blood. For more cops killed by illegal aliens go to Officer Down News – although you will have to do some digging to establish the residency of the perpetrator. And those are just a few of the Americans who recently died at the hands of illegal aliens.
There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. Those are just the ones apprehended. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals. NOBODY knows how many more there are, however, they are numerous and roaming your neighborhood, wanting to prey on you and your family. Read more about it here. In fact, the criminal activity in the illegal alien community is now so bad that illegal aliens are being held for ransom and as slaves by other illegal aliens and smugglers are kidnapping illegal aliens from other smugglers! While it is a fact that most illegal aliens are generally law abiding, it is also a fact that a significant percentage of illegal aliens have no respect for the rule of law and our legal customs. Many come with anti-American attitudes and philosophies that are totally "alien" to our culture, a subject addressed later in this paper in the CULTURAL DIFFERENCES section. The end result is an ever-growing lawlessness among large portions of the illegal alien communities. As previously noted, this report does not go into the property crimes being committed by illegal aliens. While violent crimes against one's person are the most serious, if your identity or car is stolen by an illegal alien you won't be too happy about it. As a small example of property crimes, in 2003, according to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, some 57,600 cars were stolen in just Phoenix alone. The owner losses are estimated to exceed $864 million. Most of the stolen cars ended up in Mexico and were never recovered. How many of those cars were stolen by illegal alien car thieves versus resident car thieves is unknown but you can be confident that illegal aliens had a disproportionately large part of it. Although somewhat dated, The Center for Immigration Studies' report Federal Immigration Law Enforcement: Procedures and Complaints documents the growing criminal element in the growing tide of illegal immigration, as well as the deportation obstacles in our broken immigration policies. To have an appreciation of how hard it is to keep out some of these violent illegal alien criminals with our current porous borders, read the Dept. of Justice's special report on the story of Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, who on December 16, 1998, entered the home of Dr. Claudia Benton in West University Place, Texas, sexually assaulted her, and then beat her to death in her bedroom. Ramirez had a long history of entering the United States illegally, committing crimes here, and being voluntarily returned or involuntarily deported to Mexico. See the report at: Part1 and Part 2. For more information on crimes committed by illegal aliens and the personal impact it has had on individual citizens see:
Immigrations Human Cost Victims of Illegal Aliens Crime Victims of Illegal Aliens Escaping Justice Predatory Aliens
Victims of Illegal Aliens Memorial Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC – Victims of Illegal Aliens Crimes involving immigrants from around the world, both legal and otherwise
Go to Fallen Heroes for information on a few more cops killed by illegal aliens. Are you now getting an idea that illegal aliens are committing a lot of crime and it is costing a lot of money? Unfortunately, it gets even worse. As noted in some of the personal references in this section, as well as some of the links at the end of this section, a particularly horrendous aspect of the collateral damage of tolerating illegal aliens are the sexual crimes being committed against American women and children, a subject which is independently covered in the following section, SEXUAL CRIMES. When visiting any of the links and sites listed in this report, keep in mind that NOBODY is tracking and reporting the crimes on a national basis and these are just the tip of the iceberg. For additional information on the criminal side of illegal aliens see the links listed immediately below. However, first start with the MUST READ A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border As you peruse the following links, the question we need to be asking ourselves and all our government officials is: How many violent crimes being committed by illegal aliens is acceptable collateral damage to save ten cents on a head of lettuce?
Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Sex Crimes Previous Section: Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Terrorism
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Sex Crimes As noted in the previous section, many of the violent crimes being committed by illegal aliens are sexual crimes. This section will deal with that aspect of the crimes. Researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute, reports on the analysis of 1,500 violent crimes from January 1999 through April 2006 that included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal aliens. The data is found in her report, The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States, which notes
that, based on a figure of 12 million illegal immigrants and the fact that more of this population is male than average, sex offenders among illegal aliens are a higher percentage than sex offenders in the general population. The study breaks down the 1,500 cases reviewed this way:
525, or 35 %, were child molestations 358, or 24 %, were rapes 617, or 41 %, were sexual homicides and serial murders
Of the child molestations, 47% of the victims were Hispanic, 36% Caucasian, 8% Asian, 6% African American and 3% other nationalities. In 82% of the cases the victims were known to their attackers. "In those instances, the illegal immigrants typically gained access to the victims after having worked as a day laborer at or near the victims' homes," she says. "Victims ranged in age from 1 year old to 13 years old, with the average age being 6." In her examination of the sex-related homicides, Schurman-Kauflin noted: "The murders were the worst of the sex crimes and were especially vicious. The most common method was for an offender to break into a residence and ambush his victims. Not only were victims raped, but some (6%) were mutilated. The crime scenes were very bloody, expressing intense, angry perpetrator personalities. Specifically, most victims were blitzed, rendered incapable of fighting back, and then raped and murdered. The most common method of killing was bludgeoning, followed by stabbing. Caucasians were more likely to become victims of sexual homicide committed by illegal immigrants. Hispanics were second, and African Americans were third." Schurman-Kauflin states that the illegal alien population includes 240,000 sex offenders – a "conservative estimate," she says. She goes on to say, "This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day." She points out the 1,500 offenders in her study had a total of 5,999 victims, an average of four victims for each sex offender and says, "This places the estimate for victimization numbers around 960,000 for the 88 months examined in this study." Annualizing the results, that is 130,909 sex crimes committed annually by illegal aliens – crimes that never would have happened if they weren't here. This is part of the collateral damage of tolerating illegal immigration. The affects of sexual crimes are far greater than just the crime itself. As noted in Victim costs of violent crime and resulting injuries: "For example, an estimated 10 percent of rape victims suffer from severely disabling psychological injury, and 40 percent suffer from emotional distress severe enough to require mental health treatment beyond initial counseling." Schurman-Kauflin concludes that illegal alien criminals "gradually commit worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported. Those who were deported simply returned illegally again," she says.
For another glimpse into the soul of these perverts see the report Homicidal Sex Offenders: Psychological, Phallometric and Diagnostic Features published in the Journal of American Academy Psychiatry and Law. Also see the report from New Zealand, Storm Warning – Statistical Models for Predicting Violence, for more information on the type of people we are simply allowing to stroll into our country to prey on American women and children. The Schurman-Kauflin study noted that "Nearly 63% of the offenders had been deported on another offense prior to the sex crime." Note the word "deported," something that often comes up when we are talking about the crimes committed by illegal aliens. That means they were once removed from the country but came back in again to commit the crime! In this case, lack of any serious border security allowed the additional crime to happen – an additional 82,473 sex crimes – per year! Is having 130,909 sex crimes committed against women and children per year acceptable collateral damage to tolerate illegal immigration and save ten cents on a head of lettuce? When 63% sexual crimes are a result of basically having little to no border security, are 82,473 victims per year acceptable collateral damage for the savings of not having proper border security? If so, can you tell that to the victims and their families? That means not spending a few billion on proper border security allowed all those crimes to happen. As we saw in the previous section, each crime has economic consequences. Rape plus other injury crime costs society $97,205 in 2006 dollars. A sexual molestation was not listed but murders had an even far greater cost. Using $50,000 as the average total economic impact, that means that just the 82,473 sexual crimes that were committed by previously deported illegal alien sex perverts who simply strolled back in to commit more crime cost us $4.1 BILLION. In any case, does this sound like a victimless crime? Even if Schurman-Kauflin is off by a factor of two, that is still 65,455 victims. Per year. And remember, 63% of those crimes would have been prevented if we simply controlled who was coming across our borders and all of them would have never happened if there were no illegal aliens in the USA. Returning to the FBI's statistics in the CRIME section and combining the Forcible rapes and Offenses against family & children there are 154,656 crimes. If even half of Schurman-Kauflin's estimate, 65,455 sexual crimes, was committed by illegal aliens that would be a 42% participation. This is obviously way over a straight 5% representation, and much higher than the 15.3% estimate for involvement in murders. As we will see later, the involvement in some traffic accidents is even higher than that for murders and in some cases is comparable to the 42%. While the involvement is probably a few times higher than representation, some of the large disparity, can be explained by noting that many (47%) of the sexual related crimes are committed against other Hispanics, as Schurman-Kauflin pointed out. While Schurman-Kauflin's report doesn't differentiate it, most likely the vast majority of the crimes being committed against Hispanics were committed against Hispanic illegal
aliens where the perpetrator was victimizing people in his own illegal alien community. Again, nobody knows because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. As noted earlier in this section, and as we shall also see in the CULTURAL DIFFERENCES section, while many domestic violence crimes in the illegal alien community are not reported, the tendency to commit sexual crimes is also embedded in the culture. Regardless, the numbers indicate a serious problem that needs further investigation because, while as bad as a 5% participation is, if the participation is actually just three times as much it indicates a very serious and growing risk for American women and children. In any case, what if Schurman-Kauflin is correct and there are actually 130,909 sexual crimes being committed annually by illegal aliens? If so, how much do you think we should be spending on proper border security to prevent it? Many Americans will pay a bit for non-polluting "green power" from their local energy provider. How much more should we pay for lettuce if it saved a quarter of the children from being molested or raped? What would YOU pay for lettuce to save 50% of the children? How much more would YOU pay for lettuce to keep a thousand women from being raped? What would YOU pay to save ten thousand women from being raped? In terms of sexual crimes being committed by illegal aliens, exactly how much collateral damage is acceptable to you to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? The Schurman-Kauflin report, The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States, concludes: "Illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes first cross the U.S. border illegally. Then they gradually commit worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported. Those who were deported simply returned illegally again. Only 2% of the offenders in this study has no history of criminal behavior, beyond crossing the border illegally. There is a clear pattern of criminal escalation. From misdemeanors such as assault or DUI, to drug offenses, illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes break U.S. laws repeatedly. They are highly mobile, work in low skilled jobs with their hands, use drugs and alcohol, are generally promiscuous, have little family stability, and choose victims who are easy to attack. Their attacks are particularly brutal, and they use a hands-on method of controlling and/or killing their victims." For an example of why is often so hard to catch arrest, and jail or deport these criminal illegal alien deviants, and for some insight on what happens in many cities and communities around the US, see Peggy O'Hare's March 2003 article, Accused killer helped by 'hands-off' proviso, in the Houston Chronicle where she reports: "In the months before three East End women were abducted, raped and slain last year, one of the accused killers, Walter Alexander Sorto, 25, was ticketed by Houston police several times for traffic violations. Sorto was an illegal immigrant, having somehow managed to circumvent the usual ports of entry into this country, just like his accused companion in crime, Edgardo
Rafael Cubas, 24. They remained below radar, undetected by immigration authorities until they were arrested for capital murder. But had they crossed paths with Houston police before the violence -- as Sorto apparently did -- officers here might have been hamstrung anyway, barred by city rules from asking about their immigration status or reporting them to federal authorities. Critics refer to this rule as a "sanctuary" policy. And Sorto is a pointed example of what frustrates some Houston police officers about the "hands-off" provision toward illegal immigrants. ... Though many major cities across the country have similar policies -- including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego -- some rank-and-file officers have a problem with such restrictions. ... Houston police officer John Nickell is one of them. He complained about Houston's policy when he testified last week before a House Judiciary subcommittee during a hearing spurred by the rape of a New York woman in a Queens park last December. Four of five men charged in that attack were in the country illegally. Three of them had been arrested by the New York Police Department before, but were later released instead of being turned over to federal authorities. The woman who was raped has now filed a lawsuit." See the January 2007 article, Illegals Become Repeat Criminals, by Jerry Seper in The Washington Times for more information on sanctuary cities and policies. Go to the February 2007, New American article, Illegal Immigrants in a State of Disarray, by Kurt Williamsen to see how sanctuary policies are working in Wisconsin's Department of Motor Vehicles. Subsequently, Sorto is the prime suspect in the abduction of 13-year-old Laura Ayala from outside her southeast Houston apartment. Blood evidence recently linked Ayala's disappearance to Sorto and his two companions that were accused in the East End slayings, though none of them have been charged. Laura Ayala has not been seen since and her body has not been recovered. When the MSM was in a dither over the sexual crimes committed by Marc Foley against consenting and almost of age pages, who shed a tear for Laura Ayala who most likely died a long and excruciating death at the hands of multiple illegal alien sexual perverts? I'll bet you did not have any idea the illegal aliens who are only coming here to "do the jobs Americans won't" were also coming here to prey on American woman and children. How many illegal alien rapist and child molestors are there? While some like Dr. Schurman-Kauflin have made estimates, in fact nobody actually knows but as the information and examples in this report have detailed the number is considerable. Another facet of sexual crimes is the fast growing "sex slave" crimes where illegal aliens kidnap, enslave, and sell the sexual services of young illegal alien women to other sexual deviants and perverts, foreign and domestic. This is a topic that is generally
ignored when the MSM only report on illegal aliens doing the jobs that Americans don't want to do. As reported by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute in Profiling Sex Trafficking: Illegal Immigrants At Risk: "Women and girls are trafficked from many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Mexico is the number one source for young female sex slaves in North America. Tlaxcala, in Central Mexico serves as a hotbed for slave traders. Young women and girls are abducted, tricked, and sometimes sold by poor families into a caged life. Highly prized are 12 year old girls sneaking across the border into the United States. The girls are grabbed by Los Lenones, aka pimps, and dragged to unfamiliar areas where they are ‘broken in.' It is well known that this often occurs in Mexico. The initiation process entails 20-30 men per day having brutal sex with the girls and women. Victims are beaten, drugged, and repeatedly raped until their wills are broken. It is then that the sale is possible. ... Entry into the U.S. is perceived to be relatively easy at the U.S./Mexico border. Thus, this is a main artery for this activity. Puerto Rico is another point of entry as there are only 23 U.S. border patrol for the entire island. Once individuals enter Puerto Rico, with fake paperwork, coming to the mainland is simple. This is a dangerous open back door to the U.S., and traffickers are taking notice." For more information on this growing problem see:
The Girls Next Door SEX TRAFFICKING - San Francisco Is A Major Center For International Crime Networks That Smuggle And Enslave Raid in Tennessee ends girl's captivity as a sex slave Latina Sex Slavery Police sting in Colorado shuts down Pacifica brothel.
And then there are such things as: ICE DEPORTS LAST FOUR ILLEGAL ALIENS CONVICTED FOR SEX WITH 14-YEAR OLD MENTALLY DISABLED GIRL - Victim was prostituted by a relative; six other criminal aliens involved were previously deported This is going on all around you and the politicians and MSM are ... quiet. To see how extensive the problem is, visit the links in this section and peruse the ICE Public Information News Releases on the illegal alien sexual predators that are actually being caught and deported. Remember, until caught, they were roaming around in your city and neighborhood, preying on women and children, and that the ones actually caught are only a fraction of the ones still out there. While blindly tolerating massive illegal immigration, horrific and numerous sexual crimes are part of the collateral damage being inflicted on Americans.
Exactly how many Americans are YOU willing to allow to be molested, raped, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? Interestingly, few of even the most horrific sexual crimes are widely reported by the MSM and the fact that the perpetrators were illegal aliens was often ignored or downplayed when the incidents were actually reported. Some of the sex crimes committed by illegal aliens in the last few years are noted below. There are many, MANY more. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Property Crimes And Operation Predator Previous Section: Impacts Of Illegal Immigration: Crime
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Property Crimes And Operation Predator There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. Those are just the ones apprehended. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals. Nobody knows how many more there are, but they are numerous and roaming your neighborhoods, preying on you and your family. Read more about it here. Many of these heinous crimes are against children. How many children are being molested, raped, and murdered by illegal aliens? Nobody knows for sure but the numbers are staggering. To give you some idea of the prevalence of the crime, peruse the ICE Public Information News Releases. While there are numerous reports of individual sexual predators such as Mexican Sex Offender and Six-Time Deportee in ICE Custody or Man Deported Following Conviction For Molesting 6-year-old, you will see many reports of multiple child predators being caught and deported. Some of them over the last two years are as follows:
45 child predators arrested in New York City,, 36 convicted Orange County child sex offenders face deportation ICE arrests 52 child predators in NYC operation Four Child Predators Arrested In Rhode Island ICE Arrests 16 predators in Westchester County Operation ICE Agents Arrest 8 Child Sex Predators In Washington, DC And Virginia 18 Predators Nabbed By ICE In Nassau County ICE Arrests 25 Child Sex Offenders in Chicago Area ICE Arrests 7 in Rockland County, NY 12 Child Sex Predators Arrested in Santa Clara County ICE Arrests 27 Sexual Predators in Suffolk County
In case you are interested, that is 250 illegal alien child molesters. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
When we talk about the costs to secure our borders, we need to ask "How many crimes against children is acceptable collateral damage?" Isn't that what it is all about? Cheap lettuce versus molested, raped and murdered children - a cost/benefit tradeoff. Occasionally, the Federal Government decides to actually do something about some of the more violent illegal alien criminals - after they are already here and have committed mayhem! Operation Predator evolved out of ICE's mission to find and deport illegal aliens with the more heinous criminal records. The majority of the arrests under Operation Predator - roughly 85% - involved foreign nationals in this country whose child sex crimes made them removable from the United States. By matching immigration databases with state Megan's law directories, ICE agents have arrested more than 1,800 registered sex offenders. Digressing for a moment, what the hell was a convicted, illegal alien sex offender even doing out of jail or not immediately deported – even if 63% do come right back - let alone roaming around the neighborhoods while on a registry! Has the judicial system in this country gone insane? In any case, Operation Predator began on July 9, 2003, and resulted in 6,085 child predator arrests throughout the country - an average of roughly 250 arrests per month and eight arrests per day. While arrests have been made in every state, the most have occurred in these states: Arizona (207), California (1,578), Florida (255), Illinois (282), Michigan (153), Minnesota (190), New Jersey (423), New York (367), Oregon (148) and Texas (545). While Operation Predator was a noble effort and ICE is to be commended, it only made a small dent in the criminal activity and number of horrific crimes being committed by illegal alien child sexual predators. It is worth noting that some pedophile statistics report that each pedophile molests average of 148 children. If so, that could be as many as 900,580 victims from just the 6,085 illegal alien predators that were caught. Regardless, how many children being molested is acceptable collateral damage? In fact, the criminal activity in the illegal alien community is now so bad that illegal aliens are being held for ransom and as slaves by other illegal aliens and smugglers are kidnapping illegal aliens from other smugglers! Then there is the fast growing "sex slave" problem as reported in The Girls Next Door, SEX TRAFFICKING - San Francisco Is A Major Center For International Crime Networks That Smuggle And Enslave, Raid in Tennessee ends girl's captivity as a sex slave Profiling Sex Trafficking: Illegal Immigrants At Risk, Latina Sex Slavery, and Police sting in Colorado shuts down Pacifica brothel For more crimes committed by illegal aliens and the personal impact it has had on individual citizens see Immigrations Human Cost, Victims of Illegal Aliens, Crime Victims of Illegal Aliens, Escaping Justice, Predatory Aliens, Crimes involving immigrants from around the world, both legal and otherwise, and Victims of Illegal Aliens Memorial. Go to Fallen Heroes for information on a few more cops killed by illegal aliens.
When visiting any of the links and sites, keep in mind that nobody is tracking and reporting the crimes on a national basis and these are just the tip of the iceberg. While it is a fact that most illegal aliens are law abiding, except for breaking immigration laws, it is also a fact that a significant percentage of illegal aliens have no respect for the rule of law and our legal customs. Many come with anti-American attitudes and philosophies that are totally alien to our culture, a subject addressed later in this paper. The end result is an ever-growing lawlessness among large portions of the illegal alien communities. It only makes sense that illegal alien criminals come to the United States - this is where the money is and our jails are a whole lot nicer than what they have in their home countries. As previously noted, this report does not go into the property crimes being committed by illegal aliens. However, like the activities of other equal opportunity criminals, many property crimes are drug related, an activity that many illegal aliens, especially illegal alien gangs, are involved in. While violent crimes against one's person are the most serious, if your identity or car is stolen by an illegal alien you won't be too happy about it. As a small example of property crimes, in 2003, according to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, 57,600 cars were stolen in Phoenix alone. The owner losses are estimated to exceed $864 million. Most of the stolen cars ended up in Mexico and were never recovered. How many of those cars were stolen by illegal alien criminals versus resident criminals is unknown but you can rest assured that illegal aliens had a large part of it.. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Gangs Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Sex Crimes
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Gangs As can be seen from the aforementioned studies and references, many illegal aliens are not your casual immigration violating, ID theft committing, law breaker. Many are recidivists – a.k.a. career criminals, like Juan Leonardo Quintero, who was deported after being convicted of indecency with a child, but who later came back and then just recently killed a Houston cop in cold blood, leaving a widow and five now fatherless children. Many of the brutal crimes referenced in the two previous sections are gang related with the growing Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang being notoriously brutal in carrying out its criminal activities. How much is unknown because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. If you do not yet have any of the violent illegal alien gangs in your area, you might want to take note of US Undocumented Settling in New Areas where it noted that illegal aliens are moving away from traditional illegal immigrant enclaves and settling in mass
in newer areas and a fairly recent Washington Times article, Gang follows illegal aliens, that noted: "The violent MS-13 - or Mara Salvatrucha - street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia. MS-13, has a significant presence in the Washington area, and other gangs are spreading into small towns and suburbs by following illegal aliens seeking work in places such as Providence, R.I., and the Carolinas, FBI task force director Robert Clifford said. "The migrant moves and the gang follows," said Mr. Clifford, director of the agency's MS-13 National Gang Task Force."
As reported by Known Gangs, one of the nation's leading private organizations specializing in gangs training and information, here is some information on one of the most violent gangs that has a very high illegal alien involvement, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13): In the 1980s, "A group of Salvadorian immigrants created a new gang calling themselves Mara Salvatrucha also known as MS-13. It is believed they got their name from combining the name of "La Mara," a violent street gang in El Salvador with Salvatruchas, a term used to denote members of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front. This was a group of Salvadorian peasants trained as guerilla fighters. The "13" was added to pay homage to the California prison gang, the Mexican Mafia. Members of this newly formed gang soon engaged in violent criminal acts. They quickly became known as one of the most violent gangs in the area because many of their founding members had experience or training in guerilla warfare, thus gaining a level of sophistication that superseded their rivals. Mara Salvatrucha has become Central America's greatest problem. In addition to violent acts committed by the gang against citizens and gang rivalries, the gang has even engaged in organized violent acts against the government. In 1997 the son of Honduras
President Ricardo Maduro was kidnapped and murdered by MS-13 members. MS-13 members have continued to taunt Central American government officials. Members also left a dismembered corpse with a note for the Honduras president that "more people will die ... the next victims will be police and journalists." In 2004, Guatemalan President Oscar Berger received a similar messages attached to the body of a dismembered man from MS-13 members. In 2002 in the city of Tegucigalpa in the Honduras, MS-13 members boarded a public bus and immediately executed 28 people including 7 small children. Again, they left a message written on the front of the bus taunting government officials. ... Currently El Salvador has a murder rate of approximately 54 per every 100,000 people, while the United States murder rate is approximately 6 per every 100,000. ... MS-13 members in our country are known to be involved in all aspects of criminal activity. Some law enforcement sources have reported that because of their ties to their former homeland, MS-13 members have access to sophisticated weapons thus making firearms trafficking one of their many criminal enterprises. Despite their access to weaponry, there have been many high-profile murders and assaults in which MS-13 have used machetes to attack their victims. The federal government has increased efforts to locate and deport illegal MS-13 members living in our nation but with the lack of cooperation from many cities whom support sanctuaries policies, has made the government's job an uphill battle."
As noted in Gangs Or Us, "Since there are no "precise" statistics, it is difficult to estimate the number of cliques or the number of members. It has been estimated that MS-13 has over 15,000 members and associates in at least 115 different cliques in 33 states, and these numbers are continually increasing." These gangs are not your Mafia of the past that had a "criminal code of conduct" that was enforced by the Godfather. As noted in ICE Deports Teenage Hondruran Gang Member - Gang sexually assaulted 2 girls in suspected initiation rite at vacant Maryland apartment:
"A 17-year-old Honduran citizen and MS-13 gang member convicted as an adult for participating in the sexual assault of two teenage girls in Maryland was deported today by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Reinaldo Ramos-Ramos, an illegal alien who entered the United States in June 2002 by crossing the Southwestern border, was one of 10 gang members who sexually assaulted the minor girls, ages 16 and 17, inside a vacant Adelphi, Md. apartment March 14, 2003. The assaults might have been a savage gang initiation rite that calls for female gang prospects to either endure being "jumped in" through a beating by gang members, or be "sexed in" by multiple male gang members." Although notable, don't think that the illegal alien crime wave is just a Mexican or Salvadorian problem. Also see:
Chinese Organized Crime and Illegal Alien Trafficking: Humans as a Commodity The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave The violence of Hmong gangs and the crime of rape Beyond Willie Sutton: Crime And Lack Of Punishment
for information on equal opportunity illegal alien gangsters. What is on the horizon if we don't get serious? A November 29, 2006 article in the Washington Post Foreign Service, Surge in Violence Shocks Even Weary Mexico - Drug Killings Nearly Doubled In Past Year, reports: "... A hit man had decapitated Sauzo's son, then chopped off his arms and legs. The killer was so unconcerned about being brought to justice that he scrawled his own name and nickname -- "El Barby" -- on a note left with the mutilated corpse. Still, Sauzo's mother, Cristina Gomez, didn't bother to go to the police. "Why waste my time?" she said in an interview. "This is the way it is in a town without laws." Gomez's reaction and the audacity of Sauzo's murder - one of 11 decapitations in the state of Guerrero this year and one of 2,000 killings in a nationwide war between rival drug cartels - are symptomatic of the unraveling of the rule of law that has plagued Mexico for years. But in the past year, the number of spectacularly gruesome killings and the intensity of civil unrest have spiked to such alarming levels that even Mexicans who were once hardened by years of violence are shocked. ... The bulk of the violence is the result of a barbaric, five-year war between Mexican drug cartels which are now approaching the strength and size of the notorious Colombian cartels of the 1980s. Drug killings have nearly doubled in the past year; in a single incident this month, six police officers were fatally shot in the troubled state of Michoacan.
... "We have a huge problem, a problem that exists throughout the country; it's difficult, complicated, dynamic," said Juan Heriberto Salinas Alt', a retired army general who serves as Guerrero state's public security director. "It's something we've never seen before." ... In Guerrero, a southern Mexican state best known for its Acapulco resorts, drug killings have ballooned from 32 at this point last year to 281, according to Salinas Alt's, the public security director. Only a handful of those murders have been solved because of "a high level of police corruption," he said. ... Tamayo Hernendez, known as workaholic family man, was found Nov. 10 naked and dead in a cheap roadside motel room. That day, a Tijuana police chief was shot to death. A headline in the Mexico City newspaper El Universal called it "A Normal Day in the Country," and in an editorial, the paper lamented that "bit by bit, murder by murder, the country is winning an international reputation for danger." As noted in Mexico's Drug Wars Heat Up "In the once-chic beach resort of Acapulco, the severed heads of two police officers who had been clamping down on drug traffickers were found a few months ago with a note attached: "So that you learn to respect." The grisly method soon caught on. In August alone, four more heads accompanied by threatening notes appeared in the central Mexican state of Michoacán." Something to think about the next time you are vacationing in Mexico. In any case, these are some of the criminal illegal aliens that are freely coming across the southern border to set up shop and operation in America. How serious is the problem? In answer to that question, you might want to check out what Congressman Tom Tancredo says about the problem as noted in a World Net Dailey report, Mexican drug cartels take over U.S. cities. For further information, see: Gang expert backs Tancredo charges - Retired cop says Mexican drug cartels rig elections to take over U.S. cities, as well as the videos:
The Threat Next Door (MS13) Los Angeles Gangs Latino Gangs on the Rise (in Memphis) Gangs Recruiting Younger Kids
To see which gangs may be operating in your state go to Gangs Or Us. For more information on California and LA gangs see Street Gangs. Finally, don't think the gang problem is just a male illegal alien problem. For some insights into female gang members, see The changing face of gangs - Dramatic increases in gang activity nationwide include a strong, rising female presence. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Crime Summary Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Property Crimes And Operation Predator
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Crime Summary While this report has attempted to put a personal face on the collateral damage of illegal alien crime, note that many of the links in this report detailing some of the crime are dependent on the archiving time of some of the various sources making their articles available. Once taken down, many of the crimes simply "disappear" from American consciousness. As an example, I'm willing to bet that most people living outside of the Denver metro are not aware that in the fall of 1999 five Asian gang members, illegal aliens as it was reported many years latter, kidnapped and gang raped a University of Colorado coed. Initiation rites were involved and they specifically targeted a "white woman." If it wasn't for the archiving efforts of some groups fighting illegal immigration general knowledge of such incidents would be lost to all but the most serious researcher. Even with the internet it is very difficult to track down and report the participation level of illegal aliens in crime because NOBODY IS KEEPING TRACK! However, as this report has detailed and documented, it is quite considerable and is the direct consequence of our unfettered immigration policy, porous borders, sanctuary cities, and lack of enforcement. In recent Testimony of District Attorney John M. Morganelli before the House Subcommittee on immigration, Border, Security and Claims he stated: "Unfortunately, the majority of illegal aliens who are here are engaged in criminal activity. Identity theft, use of fraudulent social security numbers and green cards, tax evasion, driving without licenses represent some of the crimes that are engaged in by the majority of illegal aliens on a daily basis merely to maintain and hide their illegal status. In addition, violent crime and drug distribution and possession is also prevalent among illegal aliens. Over 25% of today's federal prison population are illegal aliens. In some areas of the country, 12% of felonies, 25% of burglaries and 34% of thefts are committed by illegal aliens." Ignoring the "minor crime" such as ID theft and property crimes being committed by illegal aliens, here is a summary on some of the collateral damage reaped in crimes as a result of tolerating illegal aliens in the USA:
In Los Angeles, 95% of some 1,500 outstanding warrants for homicides are for illegal aliens. About 67% of the 17,000 outstanding fugitive felony warrants are for illegal aliens. There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals. 80,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes are walking the streets. Based on studies they will commit an average of 13 serious crimes per perpetrator.
Illegal aliens are involved in criminal activities at a rate that is 2-5 times their representative proportion of the population. In 1980, our Federal and state facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens but at the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities at a cost of about $6.8 billion per year. At least 4.5 million pounds of cocaine with a street value of at least $72 billion is smuggled across the southern border every year. .. 56% of illegal aliens charged with a reentry offense had previously been convicted on at least 5 prior occasions. Illegal aliens charged with unlawful reentry had the most extensive criminal histories. 90% had been previously arrested. Of those with a prior arrest, 50% had been arrested for violent or drug-related felonies. Illegal aliens commit between 700,000 to 1,289,000 or more crimes per year. Illegal aliens commit at least 2,158 murders each year – a number that represents three times greater participation than their proportion of the population. Illegal alien sexual predators commit an estimated 130,909 sexual crimes each year. There may be as many as 240,000 illegal alien sex offenders circulating throughout America. Based on studies, they will commit an average of 8 sex crimes per perpetrator before being caught. Nearly 63% of illegal alien sex offenders had been deported on another offense prior to committing the sex crime. Only 2% of the illegal alien sex offenders in one study had no history of criminal behavior, beyond crossing the border illegally. In Operation Predator, ICE arrested and deported 6,085 illegal alien pedophiles. Some studies suggest each pedophile molests average of 148 children. If so, that could be as many as 900,580 victims. Nobody knows how big the Sex Slave problem is but it is enormous. The very brutal MS-13 gang has over 15,000 members and associates in at least 115 different cliques in 33 states. The overall financial impact of illegal alien crimes is estimated at between $14.4 and $81 billion or more per year. Factor in the crime as a result of the cocaine and other drugs being smuggled in and the number may reach $150 billion per year.
Still think illegal immigration is a "victimless crime" and we don't need to control our borders? Remember, about 60% of the crimes being committed are by illegal aliens who were previously deported. Allowing our borders to be disregarded coupled with little national commitment about doing anything about it has resulted in growing mayhem by illegal alien criminals, not a "victimless crime." As the previous sections have detailed, the dark side of illegal immigration includes a lot of horrific crime being perpetrated by the hard core criminal element of the illegal alien population. In the cost-benefit tradeoff of tolerating illegal immigration, how much collateral damage are we willing to accept?
In tolerating illegal immigration, how many Americans do YOU accept being molested, raped and murdered each year to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Traffic Accidents Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Gangs
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Traffic Accidents On October 19, 2003, the 29 year old, ex-quarterback for the University of Colorado football team, John Hesler, was driving his Honda Accord on Interstate 76 in Colorado when it was clipped by an SUV sending it across a median and into the path of a pickup truck, causing a horrific accident. The driver and passenger of the SUV that caused the accident fled the scene and haven't been found. The Colorado State Patrol told Hesler's family that they most likely are in Mexico. As of January 2007, John Hesler was still living in a rehabilitation center going through extensive mental and physical therapy. The car that caused the accident did not have insurance. Since the driver was not apprehended or ticketed nobody knows whether the driver causing the accident had a license or not. Most likely he did not, but even if so, false documentation is a major problem in Colorado, as well as across the USA. John Hesler was "lucky." He survived his traffic encounter with an illegal alien but not without terrible costs to himself and family. Go to the John Hesler website to see the journey from being on the top of the world with a full life and promise before him to: "John's thought process improves daily which is great, but there for awhile the realization of everything he has endured hit him like a ton of bricks. Negative thoughts and remarks became a frequent visitor in John's everyday life. A change was needed and we pray and ask each of you to continue to pray that this will bring John back to a lasting optimistic state of mind." For a detailed report on what is happening on the roads and highways of the East Coast see the article Harvest of death on the Eastern Shore where it is reported that while 5% of the population in the area is Hispanic they are involved in 25% of the fatal traffic accidents, an astounding 5 times as much participation as representation. Given the fact that most members of the Hispanic community are law abiding and responsible citizens, that means that a large percentage of the illegal alien portion of the Hispanic community is even worse. How much worse nobody knows because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. A review of State Police auto accident reports for 2002 through 2004 for that area of the Eastern Shore also revealed that of the 179 accidents involving Hispanic laborers:
75% of the drivers had no auto insurance. Nearly all of the vehicles driven by migrants were registered to other drivers. 93% of the vehicles had false out-of-state tags.
In 2003 and 2004, 128 of the 395 people, 32.4%, arrested on DUI charges were Hispanic, a rate six times greater than the Hispanic portion of the population.
The article goes on, "When crashes occur, it is not uncommon for Hispanic drivers – often intoxicated and unlicensed – to flee before troopers arrive. According to State Police records, about a third of accidents involving migrant workers are hit-and-run. State Trooper Koushel said migrants often cannot be conclusively identified when they're stopped for a violation or involved in an accident." "Many", he said, "are illegal aliens who carry fake or invalid driver's licenses". "Because of that", he said, "many fail to show up in court. It's almost like writing a ticket to a ghost." For more information on the DUI problem, see Hispanics in crashes lead DWI stats. Illegal aliens that drive without licenses often can not read English. As a result, they don't know the rules of the road and can't read highway signs. As noted in Where Illegals Go for Driver's Licenses, North Carolina allows illegal aliens who can't speak English to bring in their own interpreter so the English speaking examiners don't have a clue what the applicant knows or doesn't know. Couple that with the higher tendency for DUI driving and many illegal aliens are the worst drivers on the road, as noted by some of the various traffic accident statistics cited in this paper. Add in the fact that they generally have no insurance and that makes them, as a group, the most irresponsible drivers on the road, as well. As noted in No license to drive: Illegal immigrant drivers creating problem in De Queen, Arkansas, population 5,765: "Hispanic drivers in De Queen without driver's licenses have become an accident waiting to happen, an official said. "The majority of Hispanics have no driver's license and they're part of the illegal immigration problem. If they're here illegally, they can't get into the system to get driver's license. In most cases they don't have car insurance either," said Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy. ... The drivers also have no vehicle insurance and no liability insurance, says McKelvy. ... In the last two months, De Queen has been averaging about an accident per week involving Hispanic drivers with no driver's licenses. Ten vehicles have been involved and the average amount of damage per vehicle was estimated to be $3,000. So far, none of the crashes in De Queen have been fatal."
However the consequences of illegal aliens driving have not just been a few cars damaged as in DeQueen. Putting some of the personal consequences of the "victimless crime" into perspective:
Police chief of the Needville Independent School District, Chief Ernest V. Mendoza lost his life when he was hit head on by drunken illegal alien Guillermo Paniagua Paniagua who veered into his lane. Paniagua had four previous drunken driving convictions. Paniagua fled the scene on foot but was captured latter. Mendoza, a 25-year-veteran of law enforcement, leaves behind a wife and four children. Min Soon Chang, a freshman from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was killed by drunk driving illegal alien Jorge Humberto Hernandez-Soto, who hit him while going 100 MPH the wrong way on the highway. Hernadez-Sot had been previously deported to his native Mexico 17 times. That is not a typo. Cheryl Ceran, 47, and two of her children, 15-year-old Ian and 7-year-old Julianna were killed on Christmas Eve by drunk driving illegal alien Carlos Rodolfo Prieto, 24, who ran a red light and slammed into their car. Also injured in the crash were Cheryl Ceran's husband, Gary Ceran, 45, their daughter, Clarissa, 19, and a son, Caleb, 12. Prieto had at least two other drunken driving arrests and did not have a license. Kelly Bergen, 25, a teacher, was crushed between two potato trucks, an accident caused by an illegal alien driving without a license or insurance. Deputy Loren Lilly, an 18 year veteran of the Cobb County, GA, police department was killed Christmas Eve morning on his way to work when an illegal alien swerved into his lane. The driver, Joel Camacho Perea, faces charges of hit and run, failure to maintain lane and driving without a license. Marine Corporal Brian Mathews, 21, and his girlfriend Jennifer Bower, 24, were killed by a drunk illegal alien Eduardo Raul Morales-Soriano who slammed into their car when it was stopped at a traffic light. Corporal Mathews was on leave, after just returning from duty in Iraq. Morales-Soriano had a blood-alcohol level that was four times the legal limit. 20 year old Natalie Housand was killed when illegal alien Jesus Garcia Lopez hit her car while going 100 MPH, driving drunk. Amazingly, after the head-on collision, Lopez fled the scene.
Donna and Sean Wilson of Juliet Tennessee, were killed by illegal alien Gustavo Reyes Garcia who had been, arrested 14 times in the previous five years prior to when he ran into and killed them, again driving while intoxicated. Garcia had previously been arrested 5 times on DUIs.
Tricia Ann Taylor, 17, lost both her legs above the knees when she was pinned against a wall by a drunken illegal alien with seventeen prior violations who hit her while drag racing. Ryan Ostendorf, a 28 year old paramedic, who was also a Kansas University student and who dreamed of becoming a doctor, was killed by illegal alien Victor Anzua-Torresa who had ignored an order to receive treatment after his previous drunken-driving conviction. Anzua-Torresa had also been previously deported in 2000 and been arrested for several other offenses, including possession of drug paraphernalia.
5-year-old Felix Leon was killed in a hit and run accident by illegal alien Carlos Jaramillo. James F. Rogers Jr., 18, of North Jackson, TN was killed by Luis Oscar Garcia, a Mexican who had been living in the U.S. without a green card for three years. Garcia ran a red light. In addition to the vehicular homicide and DUI charges, Garcia faces counts of driving without a license, registration or proof of insurance. When police did a check on his license plate, it did not come back under his name. Joshua Morrow, 4, and his uncle, Ronald Bishop were killed by an illegal alien who left the scene of the accident. Christopher Shackleford, 19, Julieanne Pascoe, 18, and Kelli Bourgeois, 18, were all killed in Marietta, Georgia, by an illegal alien drunk driver. He did not have a valid driver's license or insurance but did have a blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit. Brandon Haley, 31, was killed while riding his bicycle in a hit and run by illegal alien Lazardo Lobaton.
The Marti family, pictured here during a happy moment that no longer exists. Sean, just 24 years old, and his daughter Sage, 5 months old, were killed by a drunk illegal alien who was driving the wrong way on Highway 84 in Idaho. Natalie Marti was in a coma for two weeks after the head-on crash, spent two months in the hospital, and has suffered brain damage from a traumatic head wound. Chicago Police Officer Michael Gordon lost his life to a drunken illegal alien driver. Officer Gordon was in the driver's seat of his squad car when it was struck by Luis Calle, a Guatemalan, whose blood alcohol level was 0.177, twice the legal limit. Helen Hughes, 22, Jennifer Carter, 18, and Hughes' stepbrother, 16-year-old Ben Leonard were all killed by an illegal alien, who allegedly was driving drunk, and already had a long record of crime in the United States.
22-year-old Amy Kortlang was killed by an illegal alien driving without a license and while drunk. The illegal alien driver had been previously deported, barely six months prior to causing the accident. Oakland Police Officer Will Seuis was killed on his ride home by an illegal alien. A sixteen-year veteran of the Police Department, Officer Seuis was remembered at his funeral as a hard-working cop who had received 33 letters of appreciation from citizens, including one from a motorist he had ticketed. The illegal alien had a long history of traffic convictions. Peggy Keller, dean of distance education at Yakima Valley Community College, was killed by a twice deported illegal alien who was driving under the influence of methamphetamines. 19 year old Travis Smith was killed when he was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by an illegal alien who was transporting four other illegal aliens to Pennsylvania. Six year old Annie Cumpston was killed in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Baltimore by a truck driven by illegal alien Guillermo Diaz when it veered into the crosswalk as she and her family were leaving the circus. When Diaz was arrested, he did not have a driver's license, the tags on the truck were expired and his blood-alcohol level was 0.07 percent. Diaz had been in the United States illegally for four years doing construction work. He received 10 years in prison but is eligible for parole in just two years. This is an example of a horrific crime where all the easy to find references are gone but you can find the story at archived at CRIME VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS.
The above are only a small sampling. Be sure to see the links at the end of this section. How bad is the problem getting? See: The Carnage of Unisured Motorists for a detailed report on the havoc caused by illegal alien drivers in an East Coast community and Numbers flabbergast legislators - Crashes, arrests highlight illegal immigration problem, lawmakers say where over a few days of bad weather in Colorado over 100 illegal aliens were in auto accidents or given traffic tickets. For a growing twist on the problem, see: Illegals without driver's licenses register cars and Dangerous Loophole Allows Illegal Drivers On Road.
Finally, it is worth noting that illegal alien drivers are not only killing Americans and themselves. Some of the most horrific accidents are as a result of an illegal alien transporting other illegal aliens. For a few examples, see: Van stuffed full of immigrants takes deadly roll or 9 suspected illegal immigrants killed in Yuma crash or Driver in Crash Held on Smuggling Counts. In the first two incidents there were 21 illegal aliens in the vehicles that got into the accident. In the third there were "only" 11 in the van with four dying. The emergency services and medical costs on the local community for such accidents are enormous and especially burdensome on the smaller rural communities. Who pays for the carnage? American citizens, of course. As noted in When illegal immigrants crash, taxpayers usually foot the bill, "the only trauma center in Southern Arizona, Tucson's University Medical Center ... At the current run rate we'll incur 5 - 6 million dollars in un-reimbursed costs for taking care of foreign nationals." That is just the unpaid emergency medical costs for one hospital in one city. Since there is no such thing as a free lunch, the insured pay for treating the uninsured through higher medical costs and insurance premiums. How many Americans are being killed in traffic accidents by illegal aliens? As noted by a Media Matters article interview, Boyles guest acknowledges "no one really knows how many Americans per day are being killed by illegal aliens" as it is all a guess based on bits and pieces starting with the fact that nobody really knows how many illegal aliens are actually in the USA. Again, it comes back to nobody knows because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. Looking at one particularly egregious component of traffic accidents, hit and runs, nationally 11 of every 100 traffic accidents are a hit and run. After a hit and run driver flees the accident scene, something very common when the driver is an illegal alien, the unfortunate victim is responsible for all the expenses, as well as suffering the inconvenience of being without a car while it's being repaired.
Fortunately, the vast majority of hit and run accidents only cause vehicle damage but many drivers, including, most notably, illegal aliens, do not have insurance, let alone adequate insurance, to handle any expenses, even if only to repair the unfortunate victim's car. Thus, if you do not carry comprehensive insurance on an older car and are hit by an illegal alien that destroys your car, you are left without a car. As bad as that can be, unfortunately, there are also many deaths and serious injuries as well, for which the victim's insurance must also pay. Although they may be hidden in some states, these costs are represented in the "uninsured drivers" portion of your auto insurance premium. As noted in Not all Hit and Run Accident Victims Die, often the injuries are often crippling, life long, and require many years of treatments and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in medical costs.
How many hit and run accidents are there and what is the participation of illegal aliens? As reported by Deadly Roads, as of December 29, there were 1,544 killed and 105,078 injured in hit and run accidents in 2006. Extrapolating for the year, 2006 will end up with about 1,560 killed and 105,948 injured by hit and run drivers. If the illegal alien population was responsible for just 5% of the carnage, that would result in 78 killed and 5,297 injured. However, as previously noted, the data suggests that the proportional involvement of illegal aliens in traffic accidents is actually far higher and there is no reason to believe it would be any different for hit and run accidents. In fact, if anything, the participation of illegal aliens is probably even higher but, again, NOBODY IS TRACKING IT so nobody really knows.
For what is happening in California see California's hit-and-run crisis - More flee fatal accidents here than any other state where it is reported: " "The number of fatal hit-and- run traffic deaths statewide jumped by 19 percent from 1999 to 2001, federal statistics show. Nearly 300 people are killed annually in hit-andrun accidents in the state. Hit-and-runs accounted for 7.8 percent of the state's fatal crashes in 2001, the latest year for which figures are available from the U.S. Transportation Department. The figure is more than twice the national average of 3.8 percent - and a full percentage point higher than the next-highest state, Arizona." In Spiral Of Immigrant Corruption In America, Frosty Wooldridge says, "To give you an idea of how fast the United States careens into Third World standard operating procedure, in Greeley, Colorado last year, police recorded 270 hit and run accidents for that year. Greeley, with less than 70,000 residents, houses the largest contingent of (illegal alien) Mexicans in Colorado." While anecdotal, it fits the pattern as California has the highest illegal alien population of all states, Arizona has the second highest, and Greeley is reported to have one of the highest percentage concentration of illegal aliens in Colorado. In any case, nobody that I am aware of is correlating the incidence of hit-and-run accidents with the illegal alien population. As noted in a 2003 article in the Austin American Statesmen, A troubling trend: Hispanics and DWI - Latinos account for nearly half of 2002 Austin arrests: "Of 3,007 drunken driving arrests in 2002, 43 percent involved Hispanic men, even though they make up only about 11 percent of Austin's driving population. Including women, Hispanics made up 47 percent of the DWI arrests but only 21 percent of Austin drivers. ... Statewide, 42 percent of the people arrested in 2002 for driving while intoxicated were Latino, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. In Austin, 46 percent of the people arrested for drunk driving from 1999 to 2002 were Latino, according to the Austin Police Department." As noted in a December 2005 article, Durham court outreaches to Latinos to prevent DWI, by Paul Savery in the Carolina NewsWire: "46% OF INDIVIDUALS CHARGED WITH DWI ARE LATINO ACCORDING TO STUDY OF TRAFFIC CHARGES IN DURHAM COURT ... Latinos are over represented among individuals charged with DWI in Durham. Latinos account for 7.6% of Durham's population, but account for a much greater percentage of those individuals charged with DWIs and other traffic offenses.
In Durham 44% (589) of individuals charged with a traffic offense are Latino and 40% (74) of all individuals charged with a DWI were Latino. (Based on the Coalition's sampling of data from the Durham Traffic Court dockets. A one week period (5 days) of Durham Traffic Court was selected at random from each of the last 3 months of 2004 and yielded a total sample of 1338 of individuals charged with traffic offences.) In Durham 46% (253) of individuals charged with DWI are Latino. 99% (251) of Latinos charged with DWI were male, with an average age of 27 years old. (Based on the Coalition's examination of the Durham City Police Department's 2004 DWI Arrest Record which accounts for all the DWI arrests (801) from 1-1-04 to 12-31-04.) The Latino community in Durham is paying a terrible cost for the high rate of drinking and driving. Apart from the cost of legal fees, fines, lost wages from DWI convictions, the cost of drinking and driving in terms of death and injury is also high. Recent data for 2002-2003 from a local trauma center shows that 43% of Latino admissions are due to motor vehicle collisions and a significant number involved alcohol use." As noted in a July 2006 article Illegal Immigrants Filling Jails - Sheriff's department officials around state predict thing will worsen in the Carolina Journal Print by Karen Welsh: "RALEIGH - County jails throughout North Carolina are stressed to the limit with illegal immigrants, law-enforcement officials say. ... Kevin Jastzabski, prison captain for the Lee County Sheriff's Department, said the number of Hispanics clogging the county's system is getting larger everyday. "We do have a problem, and it is going to keep on growing," he said "It doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon." ... It's not racial discrimination, as some have feared, but cultural differences that are putting most of the illegal immigrants behind bars. The arrests are legitimate, Jones said, and arise mostly from drug trafficking or driving under the influence of alcohol in Alamance County. DUI is the number one killer of Hispanic males in the state, he said. "There are cultural differences," he said. "They drink and drive. It's culturally acceptable for them to do that. When we bring them in, they are usually double the legal limit. But law-enforcement officers have been called racist and have been accused of singling out Hispanics. Now the statistics are showing we were probably right from the onset - lawenforcement-wise." As noted in a December 2006 article by Jared Allen in the Nashville City Paper, Male Hispanics responsible for disproportionate number of fatal car crashes: "As a percentage of Nashville's population, male Hispanics have been responsible for a greater percentage of fatal traffic accidents this year than any other demographic, police data show.
... While the U.S. Census bureau estimates that Hispanics made up approximately 6.3 percent of Nashville's population in 2004, police say they were responsible for 17 percent of the fatal car wrecks that have occurred so far in 2006. ... Since the summer, Nashville's Hispanic leaders have weathered a tempest caused by a number of deadly, high- profile accidents police say came at the hands of Latinos, three quarters of whom were allegedly drunk, and some who have been identified as illegal immigrants. "As a cultural group, Hispanics are responsible for more fatal accidents then they are entitled to ... based on their percentage of the population," said Metro Police Sgt. William Keeter, supervisor of traffic analysis, hit and runs and fatal crash investigations. ... At the same time, though, alcohol was a contributing factor in 75 percent of the fatal car crashes caused this year by Hispanics, a far higher percentage than with other groups, police said. Keeter said the rate of alcohol-caused crashes among whites, Blacks, Asians and others is usually about 40 percent." Over on the West Coast the problem persists but, interestingly, not at the same rate in one report. As noted in DUI's culture gap -Latinos in S.J. account for disproportionate amount of arrests: "Approximately 2,000 Latino men like Mercado were arrested in Stockton between 2000 and 2004 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. They accounted for at least 54 percent of all DUI arrests in Stockton, according to the Police Department, although Latinos make up just 35.3 percent of the city's population, based on the latest estimates from the California Department of Finance. In 2004 alone, police arrested 4,242 people on DUI charges in San Joaquin County, according to the California Department of Justice. Latinos accounted for 46.8 percent of the arrests but only 33.1 percent of the county's population. In Stockton, 59 percent of the 883 DUI arrestees that year were Latino men, the highest percentage of any city in San Joaquin County." Maybe the Hispanics in California are drinking more wine. Regardless, the article goes on to note: "The Latino community creates its own problems," said Joe Ynostroza, technical assistance director for the California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Sacramento, a nonprofit educational organization. The problem is especially acute in Mexico. "Most of this is first- or second-generation Mexican males," he said. "Alcoholism runs rampant in the Mexican Latino community." No other ethnic or racial group has such a high level of DUI arrests statewide, according to the California Department of Justice"
How much of this is attributable to Hispanic illegal aliens nobody knows because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. The lower number may actually be a result of the larger Hispanic community where the vast majority of Hispanics are law abiding and are not committing DUI/DWIs. In any case, note the references to "cultural differences," an issue discussed in the following section. While fairly small samples, the reports indicate that Hispanics are involved in DWIs at a rate that is often three to five times than their representation in the population. That is an amazing statistic. The impact of Hispanic illegal alien DWIs on the resident Hispanic portion of the overall DWI statistics is unknown but is undoubtedly very large and giving the Hispanic community a very bad reputation and reinforcing old stereotypes. In any case, nobody tracks DUIs/DWIs OR accidents by resident status. As previously noted, coming up with a more accurate number is complicated by the fact that the MSM seem to go out of their way to not report residential status of the person involved in the crime or accident. Even in some of the references used in this report you will have to dig deep to find the resident status of the perpetrator. Regardless, the number is considerable and we need to ask ourselves if having 5% collateral damage for a "victimless crime" is acceptable. If 5% is acceptable, then how about 25%? In 2000, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a comprehensive report Unlicensed to Kill detailing the carnage being caused by unlicensed drivers. While the report did not identify if the unlicensed drivers were illegal aliens or not, it did note that of the 278,078 drivers involved in fatal crashes in the US between 1993 and 1997 some 3.7% were unlicensed, 2.7% were of unknown licensed status, and another 7.4% were driving on invalid licenses. The end result is that during the period 42,049 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver who was unlicensed, driving on an invalid license, or with a license of unknown status. The report also notes that DUI drivers also played a significant part in the highway carnage. As previously noted, a high percentage of illegal aliens tend to drive without licenses and fake licenses. While the number of illegal aliens involved in the 278,078 fatal crashes caused by drivers with no or improper licenses during the examined period is unknown, if just 5% of the 42,049 deaths were caused by illegal aliens that is over 2,000 American citizens killed during the five year period which is an average of 400 citizens per year. The absolute number of traffic deaths caused by illegal aliens driving without licenses is unknown, but most likely much higher than just a 5% participation rate. In 2003, the AAA Foundation released Unlicensed to Kill – the Sequel, which goes into more detail regarding state practices. The report noted that the data showed a wide variation across states in the proportions of drivers involved in fatal crashes who lacked a valid license – from a low of 6.1% in Maine to a high of 23.1% in New Mexico. Arizona and California closely followed New Mexico. Reviewing the involvement, there is a strong correlation between the percentages and the states with higher proportions of
illegal aliens, although the report does not make that link. By-the-way, regardless of residency status, both reports basically say that vehicle impoundment is the best method to prevent unlicensed drivers from killing people, as most offenders are usually arrested on prior DUIs. California also uses it to get older, more polluting vehicles off the roadway and their laws have resulted in forfeiture in approximately half the cases. Evidently in California it is OK to kill people while driving without a license but not OK to gas them with a little more pollution. The report also noted that in the vast majority of cases, an unlicensed driver with a DUI was not the owner of the vehicle. In any case, compare the AAA's data with the information from the East Coast in the article Harvest of death on the Eastern Shore where the participation of illegal aliens is actually noted. As reported in a 2001 article, Cultural Impact, from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): "... when you combine the Hispanic drinking culture with the lack of education on drunk driving prevention, you end up with tragic consequences." The article goes on, "According to research compiled by Dr. Catherine Clark of the Alcohol Policy Group in Berkeley, Calif., Hispanic drivers are more likely than Anglo drivers to consume more alcohol more frequently and have been shown to be more likely than Anglos to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level over .05 percent." MADD's data indicate that 42% of all traffic fatalities involved alcohol, the percentage is increasing, and Hispanics as a group are involved at a much higher rate than their portion of the population. Is the percentage of fatalities involving alcohol increasing because of the increasing component of Hispanic illegal alien drivers? Again, nobody knows but the data would suggest it. As noted in a Pan American Health Organization World Health Day 2004: Road Safety report: "In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Hispanics between the ages of 1 and 34, and the third leading cause of death for all ages surpassed only by heart disease and cancer, according to the U.S. Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA also found that Hispanics are less likely to wear a seat belt. In addition, a NHTSA study said, "although Hispanic male teenagers travel fewer miles than their white counterparts, they are nearly twice as likely to die in a motor vehicle crash." Do you suppose the tendency of Hispanics to be involved in DUI/DWIs at far greater rates might have something to do with that? According to a NHSTA press release, there were 16,885 alcohol-related fatalities in 2005. The press release notes "According to the data released today, the highest percentage of drivers in alcohol-related fatal crashes was for male drivers ages 21 to 34 (33 percent), followed by males age 35 to 44 (25 percent).
As to be expected, the NHSTA does not track fatalities by ethnicity or citizenship. Interestingly, even the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control will not even identify "Hispanics" or "illegal aliens" as part of their Impaired Driving Groups at Risk, despite overwhelming evidence of the alarmingly high risks for these two groups. They will, however, provide the fact sheet page in Spanish. The estimates on the number of illegal aliens in the USA range from a generally accepted low of 12 million to a few estimates of 20-25 or more million. One report, Census Bureau Distortions Hide Immigration Crisis- Real Numbers Much Higher, says that the numbers may actually be far higher. For the sake of argument I'll use 15 million. Assuming equal automobile ownership, a straight proportional representation of illegal aliens in traffic accidents can now be estimated. Thus 15 million illegal aliens in a population of 300 million is a 5% representation level. However, as some data has suggested the actual participation may be much greater than the representation and lower automobile ownership would also increase the participation rate. If we were to apply the 5% illegal alien representation in the population to the 16,885 alcohol related fatalities it results in 844 deaths. However, it is worth noting that Representative King states in Biting the Hand That Feeds You that illegal aliens are responsible for 4,745 deaths. I believe Congressman King based his numbers on two GAO reports (d05337r and d05646r) on the number of incarcerated illegal aliens and the total number of incarcerated prisoners and applying the resulting percentage to the NHSTA's numbers. Based on this estimate, illegal aliens would be responsible for about 28.1% of the total alcohol related deaths which means that illegal aliens are responsible for 5.6 times as many deaths as representation. While on the high side, note how close that is to the participation in the limited DWI studies referenced earlier. Whether or not illegal aliens are involved in all traffic accidents at the same rate as DWIs is unknown because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. In any case, the NHTSA reported that in 2004 there were 6,181,000 traffic accidents that killed 42,636 and injured 2,788,000. They also reported that the economic costs for traffic accidents in 2000 was $230.6 Billion. If illegal aliens are responsible for just 5% of it, that is 309,050 accidents, 2,132 deaths, 139,400 injuries, and a cost of $11.5 billion. If Congressman King is correct and if illegal aliens are involved in all traffic accidents at the higher participation rate, multiply those figures by 5.6. Regardless of the actual amount, unquestionably illegal aliens are involved in traffic accidents, hit and runs, DWIs, and drunk driving deaths at rates that are far higher than their representation in the population - as much as five times greater. Even if only twice as much, I'll let you do the math on the collateral damage and carnage being inflicted by illegal aliens. It is worth repeating that NOBODY IS TRACKING the illegal alien component of the traffic accident carnage. This makes it impossible to do an accurate cost/benefit
analysis to see if the collateral damage is worth having them here. However, there are strong indications that we are paying a horrendous cost with scores of Americans, and illegal aliens, being injured and killed on America's highways and byways as a direct result of illegal alien drivers. So much for a "victimless crime." As detailed in this section, illegal alien drivers, as a group, are probably the absolute worst drivers on the road. They are, without question, the most irresponsible. Illegal alien drivers kill and injure far more children than alar, second hand smoke, and Mark Foley. Combined. Which got all the press? In tolerating illegal immigration, exactly how many Americans do YOU accept being injured and killed by illegal aliens in traffic accidents? In accepting the collateral damage of illegal immigration, how many people can be killed by drunk-driving illegal aliens? How many American children is it acceptable to have seriously injured, permanently maimed, and killed by grossly irresponsible illegal alien drivers to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Cultural Difference Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Crime Summary
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Cultural Difference In addition to the more permissive and irresponsible attitudes on drinking and driving held by many Hispanic illegal aliens, as detailed in the previous section, the Washington Post reported in a June 2002 article, In Mexico, an Unpunished Crime, there is a "machismo culture," instilled through what is learned in the home, school and church, which has allowed many men to "believe they are superior and dominant, and that women are an object." The article goes on, "when it comes to punishing sexual violence against women, surprisingly little has changed in a century. In many parts of Mexico, the penalty for stealing a cow is harsher than the punishment for rape." As reported in a VDARE article, Mexican Sexual Diversity: "... the social status of women in some rural areas is not much better than the Taliban level, where females have no civil rights and are essentially slaves for men. As an example, a kind of kidnap-for-sex custom remains legal in Oaxaca, a southern state of
Mexico. In "Oaxaca last summer, the one-year-old, government-funded Oaxacan Women's Institute persuaded the legislature to pass heavy criminal penalties against a practice known as ‘rapto.' Laws in most Mexican states define rapto as a case where a man kidnaps a woman not for ransom, but with the intent of marrying her or to satisfy his "erotic sexual desire." The new law championed by the women's group established penalties of at least 10 years in prison. But in March, the state legislature reversed itself and again made the practice a minor infraction. A key legislator - a man - argued for the reduction, calling the practice harmless and ‘romantic." As noted by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute in Importing Violence: The Danger of Immigration from Violent Cultures: "Over the past several 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. ... The fact is that South American male attitudes toward females are often archaic and misogynistic. Thus it is not surprising that the U.S. is seeing more attacks against women and little girls committed by these immigrants. In August 2005, illegal immigrant Jose Ramirez from El Salvador was charged with the violent attack of a 15 year old girl who refused to respond when he whistled at her (Roh, 2005).Perhaps such primitive behavior stems from the homeland culture. El Salvador and Guatemala have had a string of unsolved brutal murders where young females have been abducted and cut apart. Authorities have found body parts, including heads scattered around. In one instance, two female heads were deposited right in front of a local police station, blood still oozing from the severed heads (Miles, 2003). Gangs are suspected in these crimes as it is often part of their initiation to kill. If you are not yet disgusted, you will be. Not only are criminal immigrants coming from cultures that are misogynistic, but they are changing U.S. culture in response to their sickness. Many illegal aliens join violent gangs which take over neighborhoods and terrorize innocent citizens. These gangs are highly organized with tentacles spread through several countries. The mantra of the deadly MS13 gang is: blood in, blood out. And the chilling effects of the illegal aliens participation in these gangs are very far reaching. For example, on December 19, 2002, Victor Cruz, Jose Hernandez, Armando Juvenal, and Carlos Rodriguez were involved with the drawn out gang rape of an unsuspecting 42 year old New York woman." The "machismo culture" is not just a Mexican attribute. As noted in Violence against women in South Asian countries: "Rigid cultures and patriarchal attitudes which devalue the role of women, result in the wide spread occurrence of violence against women. The family structure, in which the man is the undisputed ruler of the household, and activities within the family are seen as private, allows violence to occur at home. As well as traditional forms of violence such as wife-battering and sexual assault, women in these countries are also exposed to dowry crimes such as bride burning, kidnapping for the purposes of prostitution, and
"honor killings." Laws permit discrimination against women and discourage reporting of violent acts." Is this the attitude we want to be importing into the USA to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? For detailed descriptions of just some of the crimes committed by illegal aliens, often due to the machismo culture, go back up to the SEXUAL CRIMES section and start clicking on the links or see Immigrations Human Cost, Victims of Illegal Aliens and Read This. Connect the dots. As previously noted in The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States, by researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, the illegal alien population contains a higher percentage of sex offenders. Allowing illegal aliens to wantonly violate our sovereignty resulted in an estimated 960,000 victims of sex crimes in the 88 months examined in the study. That is 10,909 per month or about 364 per day. Does that sound like a victimless crime? How many more children must be abused or women raped before we say enough is enough? We have enough home grown degenerates and perverts in the US without allowing illegal aliens to simply walk in with their machismo attitudes and prey on American women and children. For an interesting insight into the sexism embedded in the Mexican culture, see "Violated Twice:" Mexican Rape Victims are Regularly Denied Abortions which notes: "The group (Las Libres, a Guanajato women's rights group), also works to combat the overall sexism and impunity that usually allows rapists to escape unpunished and puts women through a "second rape" if they try to report the crime and receive medical treatment or an abortion. "They say women are liars and are inventing the rape to get an abortion," said Cruz. "Or they say they invited the rape, that they're easy. They say how were you dressed, did you like him or not. In Mexico women are treated as sexual objects, not people. If a woman is walking alone in the street, anyone can insult her or touch her body. Even in her own house, she can be raped and abused." ... Though there are no reliable statistics, rape is thought to be exceedingly common in Mexico. It is estimated that at most, one in 10 victims report the crime. Government officials have reported an estimated incidence of about 120,000 to 130,000 rapes per year; but Marianne Mollmann, the women's rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, said the real number is probably closer to one million. In many states sex with a minor is only a crime if the child is "honest" and "chaste," and in many states the age of consent is 12, 13, 14 or "at puberty" regardless of age. And the criminalizing of incest victims means that incest cases are rarely prosecuted. In 2005, for example, the state of Guanajato investigated a woman for incest after her father, who had been molesting her since age six, reported her to authorities. The
woman's husband told Human Rights Watch that the local public prosecutor threatened to arrest his wife on incest charges. Women generally have little control of their bodies and sexuality; they are expected to submit unquestioningly to their husbands' sexual demands. In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled that men could force their wives to have sex for the purpose of procreation. This ruling wasn't overturned until 2005." Anybody see anything from NOW on this aspect of illegal immigration? Unfortunately, the machismo attitudes and being in the country illegally breeds even more crime within the illegal alien community. As noted in a September 2005 AP story by Amanda Keim, Abused immigrants don't know about legal remedies: "Maria never saw her husband explode until their wedding night, when he got angry at a guest and kicked a door. Five years later, he was pointing a gun at her head, threatening to shoot their two young children and saying he would harm Maria's family if she reported him. Then the rapes began. Maria was too afraid to report the abuse to the police. As an undocumented immigrant living in southern Arizona, she lived in fear that she would be deported if she made any contact with authorities. Maria isn't alone. Untold numbers of immigrant women across the country suffer at the hands of husbands who know their immigrant spouses are terrified of being forced to leave the country and exploit that fear to continue the abuse. ... Spouses who are in the United States legally often use immigration status as a control tactic to keep victims from reporting abuse, said Montserrat Caballero, program director for Su Voz Vale, Spanish for Your Voice Counts, a bilingual and bicultural program in the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. The program offers therapy, crisis intervention and referral services primarily to Latina assault victims. ... in abusive situations, the spouse will often threaten to cancel immigration papers and report the immigrant or her family to authorities, said Seattle attorney Ann Benson, director of the Washington Defender Association's Immigration Project, a program to advance immigrants' rights. "They're essentially held hostage in this marriage because of their immigration status," Benson said. "Their abusive spouses kept green cards from them to wield control." ... "What is a woman going to do if she reports an abusive partner and has nowhere to go? She's not going to report it," she said." Is this the attitude we want in immigrants coming to America? Or are we going to wait until it gets as bad as In Juarez murders, progress but few answers where over 400 Mexican women have been abducted, raped and murdered? The article points out:
"The only thing certain in the case seems to be the victim profile. The majority of the victims are under 18, a handful between the ages of one and four. Two-thirds are students, domestic or factory workers from poor backgrounds. ... Another common factor is that many of the young women were kidnapped and subjected to brutal sexual violence before being killed. Amnesty International estimates that at least 139 of the more than 400 of the victims were sexually assaulted, often "beyond the act of rape." The injuries include bite-marks, stab wounds, and other types of mutilation and beatings. The cause of death in more than 70 percent was either asphyxia resulting from strangulation or injuries caused by blows. ... the situation in Ciudad Juarez, which has also spread to neighboring Chihuahua, is emblematic of the general violence against women that undermines human rights protection throughout Mexico. ... There has been a tendency since early in the investigation to blame the victims, says Carmona, referring to public comments made by several members of the Chihuahua state police and to the general lack of protection for women who are victims of violence. It was only in 1997 that the Mexican government updated the civil and criminal code to bring penalties for crimes related to family violence and rape in line with international standards. Laws against domestic violence exist in only eight of the country's 31 states, among which there is no uniformity." As noted in a News 14 Carolina report, Culture might be factor in sexual abuse: "A recently released report compiled by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department showed there has been a 50 percent increase in sexual assault among the local Hispanic population. But experts say part of that might be attributed to cultural differences. In many Hispanic cultures, it is acceptable for men to engage in sexual activity with younger women, says Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita, who is speaking this week at a mental health conference in Charlotte. She is focusing on cultural differences concerning North Carolina's growing Hispanic community. "We always have to look at cultural norms, and if people are coming from other areas and different cultures, we have to understand the culture that they've come from and the ideas they have, which may not be synonymous with American culture and law," she said. Such culture clashes are to be expected when there is such a large influx of immigrants, social workers say. "As the Latino population in Charlotte and North Carolina continues to burgeon, there's going to be all sorts of things that come along with that," said Lynn Bradley Hiltz of Hope Haven. Those things will require education on what is culturally acceptable and what is illegal, experts say."
Notice the dismissal of the crimes by the social workers? Evidently we need to understand and accept their cultural differences and then educate Hispanic illegal aliens that molestation, rape, and murder is a "no-no." What happened to all the good Hispanic and Catholic values? Heather MacDonald further notes in Hispanic Family Values? that runaway illegitimacy is creating a new U.S. underclass and that: "Conservatives who support open borders are fond of invoking "Hispanic family values" as a benefit of unlimited Hispanic immigration. Marriage is clearly no longer one of those family values. But other kinds of traditional Hispanic values have survived - not all of them necessarily ideal in a modern economy, however. One of them is the importance of having children early and often. "It's considered almost a badge of honor for a young girl to have a baby," says Peggy Schulze of Chrysalis House, an adoption agency in Fresno. (Fresno has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in California, typical of the state's heavily Hispanic farm districts.)."Unfortunately, another troubling aspect of Hispanic culture that has terrible and long lasting consequences is illegitimacy.
Chart from:Importing Poverty: Immigration and Poverty in the United States: A Book of Charts As noted in an article by Heather MacDonald, Seeing Today's Immigrants Straight, "Half of all children born to Hispanic Americans in 2002 were illegitimate, twice the rate for American whites and 42 percent higher than the overall American rate. The (illegitimate) birthrate for Hispanic teens is higher than that for Black teens. In Santa Ana, California, which has the highest proportion of people who speak Spanish at home of any large U.S. city - 74 percent - the teen birthrate was twice the national teen average in 2000. This predilection for out-of-wedlock childbearing among Hispanics cannot be blamed solely on corrosive American culture, since the illegitimacy rate for foreign-born Hispanics is 40 percent. The illegitimacy rate in Mexico is 38 percent; in El Salvador, it is 72 percent."
This trend is also noted in New Study Says Unwed Latina Moms Less Likely to Marry where it is reported: "In a newly released study by a Cornell University researcher, unwed mothers were found to be less likely than other women to improve their lives financially through marriage. In fact, while white and Black unwed mothers were 30 percent less likely to marry than other women, unwed Latina mothers were 56 percent less likely to marry than single childless women. We can probably attribute that huge discrepancy to cultural shame where no macho man would marry a woman who had children by another hombre, but that same macho man has no problem living with the woman and being "daddy" to her children, at least in name." How much of the illegitimacy is a result of rapes and the "machisimo attitude" is unknown but the permissive cultural attitudes greatly contribute to the problem. The US is a nation of laws and most Americans respect the rule of law. However, this is in direct contrast to Mexico and most third world countries where endemic corruption permeates the society, bribery is a way of life, drug cartels control and run things, illegitimacy is an accepted norm, women are but sexual objects, and individuals operate in a "survivor" and "machismo" mentality. The perpetrators with these attitudes are the ones coming into the United States and committing so many of the sexual crimes detailed in a previous section. As noted in an article by Frosty Wooldridge, Spiral of Immigrant Corruption in America: "Corruption becomes a mechanism by which Third World societies operate," Heath Boatwright said. "When you immigrate millions of them illegally into the United States, you create exactly the same lawlessness in our country. They feel at home because so many of their countrymen break the law with fellow illegal aliens that it is a normal, continuance of their behavior in our civilization." Such attitudes only bred more "victimless" crime and are more collateral damage to save ten cents on a head of lettuce. Next Section: The Balkanization Of America Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Traffic Accidents The Balkanization Of America Since the "discovery" of America, the United States has always been a nation of immigrants and continues to be so. Compared to all other nations, the USA has a very liberal immigration policy. In 2005 we allowed an astounding 1,122,373 legal
immigrants permanent resident status. There are about 3.5 million on the waiting list to enter legally. The US probably accepts more legal immigrants than all the other industrial nations combined. For the most part, legal immigrants come to the United States because they want to become Americans. Historically, immigrants integrated fairly quickly into American society, adopting our language and culture. However, this is not what is happening now. As noted by ex-Colorado Governor Dick Lamn in an August 8, 2002 article, One Nation, One Tongue, published in the Rocky Mountain News (link gone but a version is archived here): "The Southwest, and to a lesser extent, the whole nation, is in danger of backing into becoming a bilingual nation without debate or forethought. This seems to me to be a grave mistake. I look around the world in vain for an example of where bilingual nations live in peace with themselves. One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon-all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans. A nation is much more than a place on a map. It is a state of mind, a shared vision, and a recognition that we are all in this together. A nation needs a common language as it needs a common currency. You have to share something with your neighbors beside a zip code. We need many things to tie us together, but one indispensable element must be that we all speak one common language. ... America has been successful because we have become one people. There is a "social glue" of a common language, a shared history, uniting symbols that tie us together. We live under a common flag, which we honor, and salute. Nations need cultural ties that bind also. That culture was not fixed in cement with the arrival of the Pilgrims, but is always changing and evolving. We can remember Cinco de Mayo as we do Saint Patrick's Day and Octoberfest and we can buy more salsa than catsup without endangering our national soul. But we must avoid becoming a Hispanic Quebec; we must stay one people and one nation."
As seen by the May 1, 2006, demonstrations by people supporting illegal immigration, a notable portion of the Mexican illegal alien population and their supporters believe the American Southwest belongs to Mexico. They hold an allegiance to Mexico above USA, and believe they are "owed" the same rights as citizens. For an interesting take on the demonstrations, see Illegal Alien Anarchy - Connecting the Dots! As noted in a Judicial Watch Special Report: NEW FRONTS IN THE IMMIGRATION BATTLE:
A National Review Online article, American Dhimmitude The road from amnesty states: "This isn't really about immigration, though - it's about power.
What we're seeing in the streets is a naked assertion of power by outsiders against the American nation. They demand that we comply with their wishes and submit our immigration policies for their approval, and implicitly threaten violence if their demands are not met. Far from being a discussion among Americans about the best way to regulate immigration, the illegal-alien marches have been marked by the will to power: ubiquitous Mexican flags, burning and other forms of contempt for the American flag, and widespread displays of blatant racial chauvinism and irredentism."
Taking it further, there are a number of Mexican and Hispanic advocacy groups, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the National Council of La Raza (La Raza), which more or less support, advocate, or have a revolutionary agenda of conquering America's southwest, retaking northern "Aztlan" from the gringo invaders. It is worth noting that the Aztlan believers conveniently ignore the fact that the US won the 1846 Mexican War but still paid Mexico $18.3 million dollars for the mostly unoccupied, arid and/or mountainous lands in the southwest. The sum was more than the $15 million paid in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase for about the same amount of land, although, on balance, the lands of the Louisiana Purchase were much more hospitable and conducive for agriculture use. They also ignore the fact that at the time there were as many gringos in the area as Mexicans and both were far outnumbered by Native Americans, from whom most of the land was actually taken from. If they want to be mad at somebody they should really be mad at Spain who originally took all the land, resulting in most of the people in what is now Mexico eventually becoming Hispanic. To find out more about the issue, read about the Mexican War as well as a 1911 text, American History, by David Saville Muzzey, Ph.D., along with the text of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In any case, the "reconquista" philosophy is detailed in El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan. Their ideas of culture, society, education, and community are devoted to the concept: "For the very young there will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but revolutionary acts." and "El Plan de Aztlan is the plan of liberation!" It is worth noting that these groups are active in the nation's colleges, universities and even high schools. How radical are these groups? Spend some time on La Voz de Aztlan, Action LA, Mexica Movement, and We Hate Gringos and see for yourself.
What are the results of such attitudes? As noted in Mexican youth protest possible deportation of criminal parents: "As the U.S. Senate deliberates this week on sweeping legislation to curb illegal immigration, protests were orchestrated around the country. In
Concord, California, youthful Mexican protestors paraded down Willow Pass Road around noon then moved over to Monument Boulevard, later returning to Willow Pass Road about 1:40 P.M. on their way downtown. As seen in photo above youthful demonstrators riding on cars flaunted the Mexican flag while others threw gang signs. Concord police made no move to arrest or ticket protestors that violated motor vehicle safety codes, apparently fearing reprisals from Mexicans." An article in the San Bernadino Sun on the massive riot at Fontana High School contains telling quotes from school officials totally ignoring the balkanization problem. Unfortunately, the article is no longer available but was captured and posted on Americans for Legal Immigration along with some rather interesting pictures.
Another advocacy group, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), says it's racist to make English the country's official national language and inhumane to build a border fence. MALDEF also promotes free college tuition for illegal immigrants and lowering educational standards to accommodate new Latino migrants. As reported in a Front Page article, Mexican Anti-Americanism in America, MALDEF "is one of the leaders in this anti-American movement. MALDEF is a supposed grass-roots organization that receives almost none of its money from the people it claims to support. In reality, they are funded by the Ford Foundation and take their ideological guidance from the anti-American leftists of the National Lawyers Guild." Did your local news miss this picture when they showed all the American flag waving illegal immigrants and their supporters demanding their rights? As noted in Men with Two Countries: "In early 2002 the Mexican counsel general in San Jose, California, Marco Antonio Alcazar, visited a group of largely Hispanic ten and eleven-year olds at a Salinas, California elementary school. There he extolled the virtues of Americans claiming Mexican citizenship and gave the school a collection of books from the Mexican
government, designed "to help students understand Mexican history and culture." In these books, the failure of Mexico – a nation secretly tormented by the fact that its northern neighbor has become the world's leading society while it has remained a banana republic – is blamed on "American imperialism." What are the expected results of these growing anti-American attitudes? How about: Mexican Separatist School Pushes Marxism, Anti-Americanism where it was reported: "A school in Los Angeles, California, is using taxpayer money to push a radical separatist agenda to its students, according to evidence obtained by Judicial Watch through the California Public Records Act. Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Seeds of the People Academy) was ostensibly established to provide an alternative to traditional schools and better education options for Latinos. Behind the façade, statements by the school's president, Mexican radical Marcos Aguilar, prove that the school's purpose is far more threatening. Aguilar was a student radical at UCLA in the early 1990s, when he joined the reconquista-focused student group M.E.Ch.A, which features the slogan "Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada," or, "For the Race, everything, for those outside the Race, nothing." He was involved in destroying a teacher's lounge at UCLA in 1993 as part of a protest to force the University to create a Chicano Studies department."
Why does this section mostly focus on the attitudes of Mexican illegal immigrants? Because most illegal aliens currently being apprehended crossing the southern border are Mexican, as noted by the government's own data as reported in a Judicial Watch report, U.S. Border Patrol Survey Analysis as detailed in the pie chart to the right. While English is not the official language of the United States, it is the unofficial, official language and English fluency is a requirement for anybody to be successful in the USA. Many illegal aliens have lived in the USA for years, even decades, and can not speak English. They are able to live comfortably in their "little Mexico" or "little China town" communities and never integrate into American society. Results? The balkanization is becoming so great that English is becoming a minority language in some rather large enclaves.
Did you know that English proficiency is one of the main requirements to become a citizen and that one must be a citizen to vote? So then, why are ballots printed in foreign languages? In Los Angeles County, ballots are translated into Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese. Due to the recent influx of Spanishspeaking immigrants, many other counties around the US routinely have ballots printed in Spanish. If foreign language ballots are required, how did these people ever become citizens? Or are we just simply allowing non-citizens to vote? The answer to that question is federal law – the 1965 Voting Rights Act was amended to mandate bilingual ballots in counties where there are 10,000 voting-age citizens in one ethnic group or where 5% of voting-age citizens belong to any single non-Englishspeaking group. So much for the "English language proficiency" requirements of becoming a citizen. In an interesting aside, the Associated Press reported that 50% of Hispanics backed English measure, Proposition 103, on the 2006 Arizona ballot. In fact, as reported in Hispanics help pass laws against illegals: "All four of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration propositions passed by wide margins - and, perhaps surprisingly, several surveys showed that between 40 percent and 50 percent of Hispanics voted for them." Evidently, like immigrants of the past, there are many Hispanics who want to integrate into American society and believe English is mandatory.
Most public schools are now teaching Spanish almost to the exclusion of all other foreign languages. How much longer before we start printing road signs with Spanish subtitles like WalMart and some other stores are currently doing on their isle signs in some of their stores? As demonstrated throughout history, and more recently by Quebec and the Balkans, a nation needs a common language, culture, and heritage which is summed up in the motto of the United States: E Pluribus Unum ("Out Of Many, One"). Or as Michael Savage puts it, "Borders, Language, and Culture" are what make a nation. Contrary to the common refrain that immigration, legal and illegal, contributes to "diversity" an October 8, 2006 article in the Financial Times, Study paints bleak picture of ethnic diversity, reports: "A bleak picture of the corrosive effects of ethnic diversity has been revealed in research by Harvard University's Robert Putnam, one of the world's most influential political scientists.
His research shows that the more diverse a community is, the less likely its inhabitants are to trust anyone – from their next-door neighbor to the mayor. ... When the data were adjusted for class, income and other factors, they showed that the more people of different races lived in the same community, the greater the loss of trust. "They don't trust the local mayor, they don't trust the local paper, they don't trust other people and they don't trust institutions," said Prof Putnam. "The only thing there's more of is protest marches and TV watching." How can the Balkanization be avoided? Not by Professor Putnam's ideas of changing society but by President Theodore Roosevelt's 1907 ideas on who the immigrant should be and what the responsibilities of the immigrant are:
"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 person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." Then there are Thomas Jefferson's 1787 thoughts on immigration, from Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 8, The number of its inhabitants?: "... But are there no inconveniences to be thrown into the scale against the advantage expected from a multiplication of numbers by the importation of foreigners? It is for the happiness of those united in society to harmonize as much as possible in matters which they must of necessity transact together. Civil government being the sole object of forming societies, its administration must be conducted by common consent. Every species of government has its specific principles. Ours perhaps are more peculiar than those of any other in the universe. It is a composition of the freest principles of the English constitution, with others derived from natural right and natural reason. To these nothing can be more opposed than the maxims of absolute monarchies. Yet, from such, we are to expect the greatest number of emigrants. They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop
precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their numbers, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass. I may appeal to experience, during the present contest, for a verification of these conjectures. But, if they be not certain in event, are they not possible, are they not probable? Is it not safer to wait with patience 27 years and three months longer, for the attainment of any degree of population desired, or expected? May not our government be more homogeneous, more peaceable, more durable? Suppose 20 millions of republican Americans thrown all of a sudden into France, what would be the condition of that kingdom? If it would be more turbulent, less happy, less strong, we may believe that the addition of half a million of foreigners to our present numbers would produce a similar effect here. If they come of themselves, they are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements ... " A recent opinion piece in the Dallas News, Can We Bridge the Black-Latino Divide, echoes the growing problem: "As the debate over illegal immigration has intensified, so, it seems, have the tensions between Latinos and Blacks. Dallas school board meetings are a microcosm of what many urban communities, especially those with large influxes of Latino immigrants, are experiencing." While the author uses the political correct "Latino immigrants" the problem is actually with the Latino illegal aliens, especially those displacing poor Blacks on the economic ladder of success. Note that the tension is increasing the division between Blacks and all Latinos and damaging the relations between Blacks and Latinos – another unintended consequence of allowing illegal immigration. As reported in Examine Mexico's Real Intent Before Reforming Immigration: "In May, 2005, the BBC reported: "The Latinization of California is nothing short of a revolution. California will become a predominantly Spanish-speaking state within the next few years. And, as the majority population, there is really no need, or incentive, for them to assimilate into mainstream American society as their predecessors have always done. Whether Latinos then decide to push for greater autonomy or to seek a political agenda of their own with closer ties to Mexico and Central America is very much up for grabs." In 2001, the pro-immigration New California Media reported that Mexico "continues to mourn the loss of half of its territory to the U.S. in the 19th Century." Mexico is pushing hard for amnesty and various benefits for millions of illegal Mexican migrants. Once naturalized, amnestied migrants could add tens of millions of people and future voters to the U.S. through births here and through immigration of extended families. U.S.-born children, even of illegal immigrants and guest workers, are American citizens and could vote at 18. Furthermore, in 2001 Ernesto Ruffo Appel, then-border czar of Mexico, reportedly advised Mexican migrants: "If the border patrol agent finds you, try again."
How come the BBC gets it and our MSM, President and Congress don't? As noted in an Investor Business Daily article, Los Angeles, Mexico (archived here): "Few caught the significance of the words of then-Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo before the National Council of La Raza in Chicago on July 27, 1997: "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders." ... President Vicente Fox repeated this line during a 2001 visit to the U.S., when he called for open borders and endorsed Mexico's new dual citizenship law. A June 2002 Zogby poll found that the majority of Mexican citizens agree with him and hold the view that, since the Southwest U.S. really belongs to Mexico, they do not need permission to enter. The poll found that 58% of Mexicans agreed with the statement, "The territory of the United States' Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico."" An interesting aspect of the balkanization of America is the often playing of the "race card" whenever the discussion of illegal immigration comes up. According to most Latino advocacy groups, just being against illegal immigration is racist. This attitude is best expressed by Alfredo Gutierrez, political consultant, "We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works." Quoted in The ProEnglish Advocate, 1st quarter, 2002 as reported by Richard de Uriarte, in The Phoenix Gazette, March 14, 1992. This attitude is carried out in the Latino "rights" groups mentioned earlier and by other such groups such as the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund where every perceived injustice is because of "racism." In actual fact it is these very groups that are often acting in a racist manner. "Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada!" which means "For the Race, everything, for those outside the Race, nothing!" Such attitudes do not contribute to an indivisible country and homogenous society and are not in keeping with the official motto of the United States: E Pluribus Unum ("Out Of Many, One"). While the motto was originally intended to reflect the unity of the various states, over the years, as the nation grew, it also came to reflect the unity of all the various peoples that make up the country. Such attitudes do, however, greatly contribute to the Balkanization of the USA and are part of the collateral damage of illegal immigration. The canary in the mine is found in our inner cities and prisons as noted in Illegal immigration sparks 'race war' in cities, prisons. In addition to the gang problems and the racist attitudes held by many illegal aliens, the language barrier creates greater balkanization and the job displacement is fueling resentment, especially between Blacks and Hispanics. This has been building for some
time but is now reaching a boiling point. As noted in a 1999 article, Hispanics, Blacks find futures entangled Immigration, by Martin Kasindorf and Maria Puente, USA TODAY: "With Latinos due to surpass Blacks as the nation's largest minority group by 2005, the two groups could be in for an uncomfortable period of jostling over primacy, particularly in California, Texas and New York, where large numbers of Latinos and Blacks live side by side. "As the Hispanic population grows, as it remembers the predominant place in the racial dialogue Blacks traditionally held and remembers its feelings of exclusion, it's going to be hard for them to modulate their feelings of potency from numbers," veteran Black civil rights leader Roger Wilkins says. "That's going to cause real stress with Blacks." Already, frictions sporadically flame into turf wars over jobs, schools, housing and other issues. ... Dallas School Board meetings during the 1997-98 school year degenerated into nearbrawls between Hispanics and Blacks over filling the post of school superintendent. The warring factions recently settled on Bill Rojas, a Black man of Puerto Rican descent. People on both sides say tension over controlling the schools is still just below the surface. Blacks hold more teaching and administrative jobs than Hispanics, though the student count is 50.3% Latino, 39% Black." For some insight on where this is heading, note the 1/1/07 commentary "Believe it or Not in America in 2007 There's A Forbidden Zone Where Blacks Risk Death If They Enter In" by Earl Hutchinson, a Black American (his race is only pertinent to put the commentary into proper perspective) political analyst and social issues commentator, in the The Hutchinson Political Report where he comments: "There's no physical sign, barrier, or even a chalk line that marks the zone where a Black can't enter at the risk of grave harm. But the zone is there, and Blacks know that if they enter it they can be beat, shot at, or killed. The twist is that the forbidden line is not in a redneck, backwoods, and Deep South town during the rigid and violent Jim Crow segregation era. The bigger twist is that the Klan, Neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, and bikers didn't establish the racially restrictive zone. Purported Latino gang members established it. The forbidden zone is in a small, mixed ethnic bedroom community in Los Angeles. The year is 2007, not 1947. A Black family that recently fled the community in fear for their lives bluntly told a reporter that they left because Blacks there are scared to death. In the past year, the hate terror escalated to the point where Blacks tell tormenting tales of being harried when they leave their homes, or their children walk to school. They say that they are forbidden to go into a park, and a convenience store. ... The easy explanation for the hate terror is that the perpetrators are bored, restless, disaffected, jobless, untutored, violence prone gang members, and the violence is a twisted response to racism and deprivation. The attacks no doubt are deliberately
designed by the gang hate purveyors to send the message to Blacks that this is our turf, and you're an interloper. But despite arrests, police crackdowns, gang injunctions, assorted anti-violence marches and rallies, and community peace efforts, the Black and Latino low intensity battle has shown no sign of abating. Then there's the vehemence of the racial hate. The dirty, and painful secret is that Blacks and Latinos can be racist, maybe even more racist than whites, toward each other. It's easy to see why. Many Latinos fail to understand the complexity and severity of the Black experience. They frequently bash Blacks for their poverty or type them as clowns, buffoons and crooks. Some routinely repeat the same vicious anti-Black epithets as racist whites. The color complex reinforces the notion that Blacks are a racial and competitive threat, and any distancing, ostracism, avoidance, and even violence is a rational response to keep Blacks at arms length. On the other side, some Blacks feed the same myths and racial stereotypes, and bash Latinos as anti-Black, and violence prone, gangsters that are a menace, as well as ethnic and economic competitors. The warped misconceptions and fears have so far trumped the loud calls and efforts by Black and Latino activists and many residents for unity and peace. For some additional insights on the growing problem, see the report The Rift Evidence of a divide between Blacks and Hispanics mounting from the "illegal alien friendly" Southern Poverty Law Center as well as the following articles:
Los Angeles School Brawls Expose Black-Latino Tension, Black, Hispanic Activists Strive for Unity in Los Angeles, Ethnic Media Try to Defuse Ethnic Tensions in L.A, Rising Black-Latino clash on jobs.
For additional information on the balkanization problem see the Full Disclosure Network video Hispanic Minuteman-cop Fights Corruption and Illegal Immigration. Balkanization – more collateral damage to save ten cents on a head of lettuce. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Education Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Cultural Difference
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Education Many legal immigrants to the US are highly educated – something that is highly desired in an immigrant. In contrast, most illegal aliens are very poorly educated. The average education levels for Mexican fathers, a large component of the illegal alien population, and their U.S.-born children are at the bottom of the educational spectrum.
Uneducated immigrants, regardless of heritage or ethnicity, who have little interest in education, generally end up with poorly educated children. While the averages are already bad, the education gap between Mexican and non-Mexican natives is far larger than the simple averages would indicate.
Importing Poverty: Immigration and Poverty in the United States: A Book of Charts As noted in Children, Grandchildren Of Mexican Immigrants Fail To Close The Education Gap:
45% of all non-Mexicans have a post HS degree 5.4% of first generation Mexicans have a post HS degree 9.3% of second generation Mexicans have such degrees 8.5% of third generation Mexicans have such degrees 9.6% of fourth generation Mexicans have such degrees
"So even in the fourth generation - after at least fifty to sixty years of "assimilation," it appears that the descendents of Mexican immigrants display scant interest in higher education. This is a stunning finding. It belies the expectation that college-based affirmative action programs would eventually level the education playing field."
The long lasting refusal of Hispanic immigrants to embrace education is also evident at the bottom end of the educational spectrum:
14.6% of first-generation Hispanics are High School dropouts – versus 4.6% of first generation non-Hispanics 15.9% of second-generation Hispanics are High School dropouts – versus 8.2% of second generation non-Hispanics
Excluding the additional costs for subsidized school feeding programs, the average cost of educating children, including the children of illegal aliens, in the nation's public schools is about $7,524 per child per year. For a K-12 education, that is almost $100,000 per child. A very high percentage of illegal aliens' children do not speak English. In the 2004/5 school year in Colorado, 114,857 students, almost 15% of the state's K-12 public school student population, were English language learners. The state does not ask about citizenship, so the cost of educating children of illegal aliens in Colorado public schools is unknown but somewhere between $500 million and $1.2 billion per year, depending on whose numbers you want to use for the number of children of illegal aliens that are in school. Thus, in Colorado, just the education costs for the children of illegal aliens is somewhere between $270 and $650 per household, an amount that would buy a lot of lettuce, even at twice the cost per head. In the 2004/5 school year, Texas had about 690,000 ESL students. Nationally, there are an estimated 5.1 million ESL students speaking 145 languages. 80% of ESL students speak Spanish. If 90% of the ESL students are children of illegal aliens then the education costs for children of illegal aliens is about $34.5 billion per year. Breaking the Piggy Bank: How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools Into the Red notes that "The estimated costs of educating illegal aliens and their children exceed 28.6 billion dollars in 2004 alone." The report further notes: A look at the top ten highest state expenditures provides a stark illustration of the trade-offs for accommodating large-scale illegal immigration:
In California, the $7.7 billion spent annually educating the children of illegal immigrants - nearly 13% of the overall 2004/5 education budget could:
cover the education budget shortfall for the 2004-05 school year, estimated by the Legislative Analyst Office at $6 billion and nearly cover the $2 billion reduction this year from the Proposition 98 formula. or the remaining $1.7 billion could pay the salaries of about 31,000 teachers and reduce per student ratios, or furnish 2.8 million new computers - enough computers for about half of the state's students. prevent educational shortfalls estimated at $9.8 billion over the past four years that have impacted on "... class size, teacher layoffs, shorter library hours and fewer counselors, nurses, custodians and groundskeepers." (Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2005)
In Texas, the $3.9 billion spent annually educating the children of illegal immigrants could:
cover more than the $2.3 billion shortfall identified by the Texas Federation for Teachers for such things as textbooks and pension contributions. make Texas' salaries for teachers more competitive by national standards, thereby reducing costly attrition, and recruit the 5,000 new teachers needed each year.
See the report for the other eight. Almost all communities have schools that are being greatly affected by illegal aliens. While the majority of illegal aliens congregate in the bigger cities, rural and even highend enclaves are also being affected. As an example, in Summit County, Colorado, home to 4 major ski areas and the high-end vacation towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne, the ESL student population increased from 20 students in 1994 to 525 in 2003 – an increase of 2,625% in just ten years. Summit County may be able to increase taxes to come with the extra $3.8 million to pay for educating all the new ESL students but many poorer counties can't. While the costs of educating children of illegal immigrants are crushing the primary and secondary school budgets, many institutions of higher education are competing to get illegal immigrants. As noted in a recruiting seminar, Helping Undocumented Students Navigate the College Pipeline: "Based on three years of research, this webinar will offer up-to-date information about policies and practices to provide undocumented immigrant students with greater access to higher education. The session will include information about state and federal policies that shape college access for undocumented students and offer best practices for helping undocumented students persist through the college admissions, college attendance, and financial aid acquisition processes."
The poor education level of illegal aliens dooms most to poverty level jobs in the USA and prevents them from climbing the economic ladder of success. This factor has related social costs that are enormous – a subject covered in following sections. However, the direct cost of educating the children of illegal aliens is somewhere between $29 and $35 BILLION dollars a year. You can add in another billion or two for the costs of supplemental feeding programs and other welfare benefits administered through the schools but which are off the "education costs" in the school budgets. Most illegal aliens are working in lower paying jobs are often sharing houses and apartments with other families. Most pay little or no state or federal income taxes and, because they have low incomes and frugal lifestyles, they pay little sales taxes as well. The local and state taxes illegal aliens pay, comes no where near paying for the education costs of their children. The difference is picked up by the tax paying public. Since many localities fund public schools through real estate taxes, this often means escalating taxes which put an enormous burden on elderly home owners living on fixed incomes. This has added more collateral damage costs to the "victimless crime" that taxpaying Americans must shoulder in order to save ten cents on a head of lettuce. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases Previous Section: The Balkanization Of America
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases Legal immigrants are required to have medical screening to ensure that they do not bring any contagious diseases into the United States. Illegal aliens are not screened and many are carrying horrific third world diseases that do not belong in the USA. Many of these diseases are highly contagious and will infect citizens that come in contact with an infected illegal alien. This has already happened in restaurants, schools, and police forces. Malaria was eradicated from the USA in the 1940s but recently there were outbreaks in southern California, New Jersey, New York City, and Houston. Additionally, Malaria tainted blood has been discovered in the blood supply. Dengue was first recognized in the 1950s, affects most Asian countries and has become a leading cause of death among children in the infected areas. Heretofore unknown in the US, Dengue outbreaks have now occurred in the United States. Leprosy, a scourge of Biblical days, is caused by a bacillus agent and is now know as Hansen's Disease. In the 40 years prior to 2002, there were only 900 total cases of leprosy in the US. In the following three years there have been 9,000 cases and most were illegal aliens.
As noted in the article Leprosy in America: new cause for concern by Dr. William Levis, head of the New York Hansen's Disease Clinic. "It's creeping into the U.S. ... This is a real phenomenon. It's a public health threat. New York is endemic now, and nobody's noticed." In the same article, Dr. Terry Williams, who runs a Houston-based clinic serving leprosy patients across southern Texas, said that the bulk of the cases treated by his clinic were immigrants. "A lot of our cases are imported," he said. "We see patients from everywhere--Africa, the Philippines, China, South America." (emphasis added) Hepatitis A-E is a viral infection that primarily attacks the liver. In 2004, more than 650 people contacted Hepatitis A at a single Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant in Pennsylvania. Four latter died. Hepatitis B is one of the major diseases of mankind and is a serious global public health problem. It is estimated that 2 BILLION people are infected and about one million persons die each year. The new vaccine is only 95% effective in preventing an infection and will not cure a person who already has Hepatitis B, which results in a lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and early death. An estimated 1.3 million people in the US are currently infected. No vaccine is currently available to prevent Hepatitis C-E and treatment for chronic Hepatitis C costs about $1,500 per person.
Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately 2 million people each year. It is estimated that between 2002 and 2020, approximately 1,000,000,000 people will be newly infected, over 150 million people will get sick, and 36 million will die. TB is a highly contagious disease. Like the common cold, it spreads through the air. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they propel TB germs, known as bacilli, into the air. Each person with active TB will infect on average between 10 and 15 people every year. The United States currently has one of the lowest rates of TB in the world. Mexico has 10 times the rate of prevalence and many African countries along with Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Indonesia have rates that are 100 – 150 times higher. Making matters worse, a few years ago a Multi-Drug-Resistant (MDR) strain of TB has emerged that is resistant to all standard anti-TB drugs. Treating a single case of MDR TB costs over $250,000 and as much as $1,200,000 per person, and even with treatment about half of the patients with MDR-TB prematurely die. In an article in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., Dr. Reuben Granich, a lead investigator for the CDC commented on MDR-TB:
"Evidence of it has surfaced in 38 of 61 California health jurisdictions, and it could ‘threaten the efficacy of TB control efforts,' Granich said. The infected were said to be four times as likely to die from the disease and twice as likely to transmit the disease to others ... Reluctant to label the infected as ‘illegal' or even ‘undocumented' aliens, the report notes that of the 407 known cases of MDR-TB, 84% were ‘foreign-born' patients, mainly from Mexico and the Philippines who'd been in the U.S. less than five years. The percentage of TB cases among the ‘foreign-born' jumped from 29% in 1993 to 53% as of last year." Recently, there was a TB Outbreak In Oklahoma City in a hospital affecting thousands. Hopefully, this will not be the new extensively drug-resistant XDR strain just being brought in by illegal aliens (now 4% of US cases) and which is currently impossible to cure at any cost. In any case, it would not be surprising to find that the source of the outbreak is an illegal alien working in the hospital or an infected resident worker who became infected through contact with an infected illegal alien since the TB rate for residents in the USA is very low. For more information on TB and the link to illegal aliens, see:
Is CDC covering up skyrocketing TB rate? Immigration helps diseases spread in Valley Mayor favors tougher stance against illegals.
Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis), endemic to South and Central America, is spread by infected triatomine bugs, known as the "kissing bugs," that bite people. It was unknown in the United States until fairly recently. It is now estimated that between 100,000 and 500,000 people in the US have Chagas Disease. Who is infected? Mostly illegal aliens. Since Chagas Disease is basically unknown outside of the illegal alien community most doctors won't recognize it and the blood supply just started being screened for it. Most cases of Chagas Disease that occur in patients other than illegal aliens are thought to be contracted from tainted blood – blood sold by illegal aliens with Chagas Disease before the blood supply started being tested for it as of August of 2006. HIV The number of illegal Mexican and Central American immigrants with HIV or AIDS is unknown, mostly because researchers rarely ask about immigration status. However, it is known that the rate of HIV infection among Latino women in California is about twice the rate of white women. At one free California health clinic, all of the women have HIV or AIDS. Most are Mexican or Central American "immigrants." Then there is Schistosomiasis, Guinea Worm Infection, Whooping cough, Cysticercosis, Morgellon's, and a host of others. All these diseases and pathogens, and a plethora of others that are not endemic to the US, are being brought in by unscreened illegal aliens who then spread them to an unsuspecting population. These diseases will give you something to think about the
next time you are eating at a restaurant with the grunt work being done by illegal aliens who didn't have medical screening before preparing and handling your food. As recently reported in Hepatitis Risk for East Asians in New York, among east Asian immigrants in New York City, one person in seven carries the Hepatitis B virus and that researchers at New York Univ. School of Medicine, found that 15% of east Asians in New York - as many as 100,000 people - are chronic hepatitis carriers, with the rate highest among immigrants from China. That infection rate is 35 times the rate found in the general population. The article did not mention how many of the infected people were illegal aliens but odds are the vast majority were. Health reporter Bill Sardi noted: "Recently an outbreak of hepatitis traced to Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant, in Pennsylvania was inexplicably traced to contaminated green onions, not the most obvious cause, undocumented food workers who harbored Hepatitis. For the most part, Hepatitis is a blood-borne, not a food-borne disease. The Hepatitis outbreak infected over 650 individuals, caused 9,000 Americans to undergo immune globulin shots, and killed 4 people. If Americans found out restaurants can commonly infect their customers from food workers, it would be a serious blow to the restaurant industry. Better blame the green onions. Let's concede the onions, grown in Mexico, were contaminated from fecal material containing Hepatitis. Did all the green onions imported from Mexico end up in one single restaurant? There were no other outbreaks of Hepatitis anywhere elsewhere from green onions. There were 13 restaurant workers who had Hepatitis. They were the likely source of the transmitted infection. While the unions resist mandatory Hepatitis screening and vaccination for food workers, the government mandates that newborn babies be jabbed with Hepatitis vaccines before they can leave the hospital. The logic in this defies understanding until one realizes that newborn babies of immigrant families can more easily acquire Hepatitis so all babies are given the vaccines." As noted in a May 2006 article, Milford taking harsher stance against illegals than Framingham, increased levels of TB are being noted and some municipalities are finally starting to take action to protect their citizens. As unfortunate as it may be, the US can not bear the financial burden for treating the world's sick, ill, and infected populace, but the Govt. should be protecting American citizens from the diseases being brought in by illegal aliens. How many more citizens will come down with Hepatitis, Leprosy, E-coli, or Chagas Disease from contact with an infected illegal alien before something is done? How many school children must get TB before our government takes action to protect them? Remember the movie Alien and how the creature popped out of infected bodies? The Guinea Worm is a mini-version. Maybe your kids can take advantage of the experience on show & tell day.
If we screen legal aliens for contagious diseases, why are we allowing unscreened and contagious illegal aliens to roam the country infecting the citizenry? Diseases - collateral damage from a "victimless crime" to save ten cents on a head of lettuce. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Jobs Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Education
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Jobs The MSM report ad nauseam that illegal aliens are only "doing work that Americans won't." This mantra is mercilessly bandied about by illegal immigration supporters and echoes throughout the halls of Congress and the White House whenever the topic comes up. What is never mentioned, however, is that the illegal aliens are artificially depressing compensation and that illegal aliens are the only ones who will do the work at such low wages. In actual fact, illegal immigration distorts the law of supply and demand in a capitalistic society. Additionally it is grossly hypocritical to want to raise the minimum wage on one hand while the other hand winks at illegal aliens working at far below prevailing wages. In any case, illegal aliens are not just picking lettuce and digging ditches any more. It wasn't that long ago that being a dry-waller, brick-layer, house framer, painter, roofer, carpet layer, plumber, or electrician was a decently compensated, middle class trade. Now it is increasingly becoming the work for illegal aliens at far less than the free market rate. While illegal alien workers are only a small portion of many of those job categories their willingness to work at dramatically lower rates artificially drags down the compensation for all workers. When the resident poor and uneducated Americans can subsist on welfare they are not going to pick lettuce, dig ditches, clean toilets or wash dishes at minimum wage. However, if there are massive shortages of workers for such jobs, the forces of supply and demand will come in to play and the compensation for those jobs will rise to attract more workers. At some point, it will pay more than being on welfare and be attractive enough to turn off Oprah and the labor shortage will be alleviated. There are also side affects of "only doing the jobs that Americans won't do," at artificially depressed wages anyway. One is that it increases the load on the welfare systems as there are fewer working poor and more welfare recipients. Another is that many unscrupulous employers pay illegal aliens in cash, off-the-books, avoiding all taxes which also makes the illegal alien worker have little or no income "qualifying" them for welfare benefits as well. One of the problems with the MSM, the President, and Congress believing that only illegal aliens will do the work that Americans won't is that they must have never done
any of that kind of work. It must be so beneath them that they just can't believe "Americans" will actually do it. When I was seventeen I was 6'2"and weighed 155 pounds. That summer I took a job in a Dole Pineapple plant where for 12 hours a day, six days a week for three months I had to lift, carry, throw, and stack 100 pound sacks of cattle feed. Working on the loading dock one day where the sacks were filled, it was my job to pick up a bag from two automatic filling machines and carry them eight feet or so to the edge of the dock and throw them into a truck. The two filling machines produced four bags a minute. That is 240 an hour and 2,880 a shift. At 100 pounds each that was 144 tons. It was hot, humid, dusty, stunk and I was paid minimum wage – with an agricultural exemption from any overtime. While Tennessee Ernie Ford wrote a song entitled "Sixteen Tons" about mining coal, we didn't get any songs written about us doing 144 tons – you just did the job. When I started that job I could barely pick up a 100 pound bag with two hands. At the end of the summer I still weighed 155 pounds but could pick up a bag with each hand and fling it ten feet. I also learned that it wasn't the kind of work I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life. Many of the people reading this report have similar stories and work experiences. These are the jobs that legal immigrants, students, and the working poor have been doing for the last 100 years. The jobs were not done by illegal aliens. Do we need a bona fide guest worker program to allow seasonal migrant workers from Mexico to come in and earn money picking lettuce? Probably, but I am tired of hearing that illegal aliens are only doing the work that Americans won't do because that is BS – I've done that work. I even did it in December 2006 when I spent five and a half hours snow shoveling 36 inches of snow from my around my and one of my neighbor's Colorado homes. I didn't want to do that work either but I did it because it had to be done. Where were all the illegal aliens when you really needed them? A March 2006 article in The Christian Science Monitor by Ron Scherer, Immigration debate crux: jobs impact - Experts weigh how illegal workers affect US employment, reports: "Do undocumented workers take away jobs from Americans?" asks Anthony Chan, chief economist at JP Morgan Private Client Services in Columbus, Ohio. "My best guess is that they take some jobs away. Some Americans are willing to work at those jobs at low salaries, but not all [Americans are]." Analysts are quick to point out that the economics of undocumented immigration are complex. Few models have been crafted that try to look at how the US economy would perform without tapping into inexpensive labor for some jobs.
"We can't run econometric models. The numbers aren't good enough," says David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor's in New York. One challenge in performing any calculations is agreeing on the number of undocumented workers. Only estimates exist, and they range from 9 million to 20 million. The conventional estimate is 11 million. But no one really knows for sure. By way of contrast, the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates how many people out of a workforce of 143 million are unemployed. Last month, 7,193,000, or 4.8 percent, were out pounding the pavement. The Center for Immigration Studies, which is in favor of some restrictions on immigration, recently issued a report looking at jobs and undocumented workers. One of its conclusions was that between March 2000 and March 2005, only 9 percent of the net increase in jobs for adults went to people born in the US. "This is striking because natives accounted for 61 percent of the net increase in the overall size of the 18- to 64-year-old population," writes Steve Camarota, director of research. Howard Hayghe, an economist at the Department of Labor, confirms that this number is correct. But he also points out that by 2005, the economy was doing a better job of producing jobs - and the percentage of native-born residents finding jobs rose to 41 percent. In other words, the stronger economy absorbed more workers of all educational levels. "The more office buildings you build, the more people you need to clean them. The more roads you build, the more workers you need," says Mr. Hayghe. In addition to the 7 million Americans looking for jobs, another 1.5 million are considered to be "marginally attached" - that is, not actively looking for work.
Moreover, some 386,000 are counted as "discouraged" workers. And there are about 19 million, including students and senior citizens, who are not in the workforce. "If we close the borders and have less undocumented workers, it would put some upward pressure on overall wages," says Mr. Chan. "It's no secret business will have to pay workers more money." The National Academy of Science reported in Dropping Out - Immigrant Entry and Native Exit from the Labor Market, 2000-2005 that from 1980 to 1995 there was a 44% of the decline in the real wages of high school dropouts as a result of immigration. Since Black and Hispanics Americans lead the statistics in dropping out of high school this means that illegal aliens affect these two groups the greatest and is a great contributor to the high unemployment rate in this segment of the population. A commentary by Dan Stein, Executive Director, Federation for American Immigration Reform in Mass Immigration Takes Greatest Toll on African-Americans notes that: "In some cases the influx of immigrants has allowed native-born workers to move up the ladder. But in all too many other instances, mass immigration has moved American workers off the ladder entirely, particularly Black Americans. According to a report by the National Academy of Sciences done during the economic boom of the late-1990s, the dramatic rise in immigration was a direct cause of dramatic declines in jobs and income for Americans with a high school education or less. If one tracks the economic progress of African-Americans, or the lack of it, over the past century there is an unmistakable correlation with patterns of immigration. Blacks have made the greatest economic advances during periods of low immigration, while economic conditions have stagnated or regressed during period of high immigration." The prestigious Wall Street investment firm Bear Stearns recently published a report, The Underground Labor Force is Rising to the Surface, which claims that the illegal alien population is double the official government estimates and that the Government vastly underestimates the cost of illegal immigration. According to Bear Stearns:
The illegal alien population of the U.S. is about 20 million - roughly the population of New York State. Between 4 and 6 million jobs have shifted to the underground economy since 1990. These are not "jobs Americans won't do, but rather jobs Americans used to do. On the revenue side, the United States may be foregoing $35 billion a year in income tax collections because of the number of jobs that are now off the books. There are approximately 5 million illegal workers who are collecting wages on a cash basis and are avoiding both income and FICA taxes. The United States is hooked on cheap, illegal workers and is deferring the costs of providing public services to these quasi-Americans.
Long before the nation was flooded with illegal aliens somebody picked the lettuce, mowed the grass, flipped burgers, dug the ditches, and cleaned hotel rooms. These entry level jobs were done by guest agricultural workers, the working poor, legal
immigrants and, in the summer, by students. Given supply and demand in a capitalistic society and there still are plenty of legal immigrants and resident Americans who would do these jobs at a fair and free market wage. As Victor Davis Hanson recently noted in Rethinking illegal immigration: "Areas in the United States that have experienced far less illegal immigration seem to have no insurmountable problems manning restaurants, cutting lawns or serving the needs of hotel guests. Travel to the Midwest, for example, and you'll see students are employed as cooks and maids. Construction relies on legal laborers. The evidence suggests massive illegal immigration causes as much upheaval inside Mexico as it supposedly prevents - while aggravating, not solving, problems in the United States." When illegal aliens take these jobs they not only take jobs from American teens and drive the wages down but also deny entry level work and the ladder of opportunity from the working poor and legal immigrants thus making the American Dream harder to obtain. Additionally, even Wal-Mart can't hire all the retirees who want to work part time. Have you ever gone to Las Vegas? Next time note all the retirees working in the restaurants. As noted by Frosty Wooldridge in Our Country Coming Undone: "Illegal immigration hurts America's poor. In a recent account in the New York Times, Black children suffered 50% greater poverty in the past 10 years due to immigration. Illegal immigrants compete for jobs normally done by America's poor. A study by the Center For Immigration Studies wrote that "Mexican immigration is overwhelmingly unskilled and it's hard to find an economic argument for unskilled immigration because it tends to reduce wages for U.S. workers. ... Cheap labor from illegal immigration is not "cheap." It's subsidized by all of us in the form of our tax dollars paying for their services. It makes a few employers wealthy at the expense of all of us." Steven Malanga notes in How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy, "A handful of industries get low-cost labor, and the taxpayers foot the bill." Sounds like a great deal for some employers but, as usual, the taxpayers are the ones getting ripped off. An October 16, 2006 article in the Boston Globe, by Andrew M. Sum and Paul E. Harrington, Two kinds of immigration, notes: "The overall effects of new immigrant inflows from 2000 to 2005 on American labor markets are unprecedented ... new immigrants accounted for 86 percent of the total gain in employment that the nation experienced over the past five years. Our analysis suggests that close to two-thirds of these new immigrant arrivals were unauthorized. Among males, all of the net growth in employment between 2000 and 2005 was attributable to new immigrants. This extraordinary finding casts serious doubt on the common contention that new immigrants simply take jobs that Americans do not want.
Worse still, the impact of this displacement of native-born workers and established immigrants was concentrated among young people ... Available evidence shows that there has been a high rate of displacement of younger, native-born male workers and younger women without four-year college degrees by newer immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. Our own statistical analysis of native-born adults under 25 revealed that higher inflows of new immigrant workers in their state of residence hurt their ability to find jobs. The negative effects were larger for young men than for women, for young adults with no postsecondary schooling, and for native-born Black and Hispanic males. The notion that there is a shortage of unskilled, low-educated workers in the United States and in Massachusetts is a canard. The evidence - ranging from employment rates to measures of changes in annual earnings, weekly wages, and employee benefits - reveals a surplus of less- educated workers in both national and state labor markets. The lifetime earnings of adults without high school diplomas over the past 25 years have declined catastrophically, and these declines have imposed increasing fiscal burdens on the rest of the taxpaying public." A May 8, 2006 article in the Washington Times, Immigrants and wages, reports: "Examining more closely the pattern within the 2000-2005 period provides compelling evidence illegal immigrants have been used deliberately to force down wages. In most industries that use illegal immigrants heavily, inflation-adjusted wages rose modestly during the first years of the current decade. Yet soon after, they dropped significantly. Obviously, the nation's restaurateurs, hoteliers, contractors and cleaners decided paying workers $12 per hour and often less, with few or no benefits, was outrageous. In response, they stepped up efforts to bring Mexican and Central American labor markets and standards into the United States. The wage trends in illegal immigrant-heavy industries make it clear these sectors are not facing shortages of native-born workers. They're facing shortages of native-born workers who will accept poverty-level pay. If the president and Congress have any interest in ensuring American immigration policy helps raise and not depress living standards, they'll tell these employers to stop the special-interest pleading and do what their predecessors throughout U.S. history have done: Raise pay high enough to attract the U.S. workers you need, and if your business models aren't good enough to accommodate living wages, invest in developing new labor-saving technologies. Denying pauper-wage industries the crutch of a wage-depressing flood of illegal immigrants is essential for keeping the United States a high-wage, First World economy. It is also essential for offering real economic opportunity to legal immigrants and native-born low-income Americans. The wage trends in illegal immigrant-heavy industries make it clear these sectors are not facing shortages of native-born workers. They're facing shortages of native-born workers who will accept poverty-level pay." Steven Malanga also stated in How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy: "Consequently, as the waves of immigration continue, the sheer number of those competing for low-skilled service jobs makes economic progress difficult. A study of the
impact of immigration on New York City's restaurant business, for instance, found that 60 percent of immigrant workers do not receive regular raises, while 70 percent had never been promoted. One Mexican dishwasher aptly captured the downward pressure that all these arriving workers put on wages by telling the study's authors about his frustrating search for a 50-cent raise after working for $6.50 an hour: "I visited a few restaurants asking for $7 an hour, but they only offered me $5.50 or $6," he said. "I had to beg [for a job]." Similarly, immigration is also pushing some native-born workers out of jobs, as Kenyon College economists showed in the California nail-salon workforce. Over a 16-year period starting in the late 1980s, some 35,600 mostly Vietnamese immigrant women flooded into the industry, a mass migration that equaled the total number of jobs in the industry before the immigrants arrived. Though the new workers created a labor surplus that led to lower prices, new services, and somewhat more demand, the economists estimate that as a result, 10,000 native-born workers either left the industry or never bothered entering it. With all the MSM hand wringing over the plight of the illegal alien workers recently rounded up at the Swift meat processing plants across the US in December of 2006, few reported that it was knowingly going on for years, as noted by Joel Dyer in an article in the Greeley Tribune, Meatpacking industry has a long history of reliance on immigrant laborer, and that management used illegal labor and the high turn over to artificially keep wages down. You probably also missed the AP article in the Greeley Tribune, Former Dallas employees sue Swift alleging wage manipulation, where some former employees aren't too happy about the way Swift kept the wages down. As for doing the dirty work that Americans just won't do, even at those artificially depressed wages, did you happen to see another report in the Greeley Tribune by Bill Jackson, More applicants applying for Swift & Co., on your local news where it was reported that 800 citizens and legal immigrants applied for the few dozen vacant positions in the Greeley meat packing plant? That little fact, which goes counter the MSM's constant blather, was also reported by Fernando Quintero in the Rocky Mountain News in Loss for one is another's gain Applicants line up to fill jobs left empty by Swift plant raid but it didn't make the national news cycle either. So even with the depressed wages, caused by illegal aliens, it would appear that there are still a lot of legal immigrants and Americans willing to do the jobs the MSM say only illegal immigrants will do. All of these dynamics were actually illustrated in another raid as noted in a January 17, 2007 article in the Wall Street Journal, An immigration raid aids Blacks for a time, where it was reported: "STILLMORE, Ga. -- After a wave of raids by federal immigration agents on Labor Day weekend, a local chicken-processing company called Crider Inc. lost 75 percent of its
mostly Hispanic 900-member work force. The crackdown threatened to cripple the economic anchor of this fading rural town. But for local African-Americans, the dramatic appearance of federal agents presented an unexpected opportunity. Crider suddenly raised pay at the plant. An advertisement in the weekly Forest-Blade newspaper blared "Increased Wages" at Crider, starting at $7 to $9 an hour -- more than a dollar above what the company had paid many immigrant workers. The company began offering free transportation from nearby towns and free rooms in a company-owned dormitory near to the plant. For the first time in years, local officials say, Crider aggressively sought workers from the area's statefunded employment office -- a key avenue for low-skilled workers to find jobs. Of 400 candidates sent to Crider -- most of them Black -- the plant hired about 200. ... For the first time since significant numbers of Latinos began arriving in Stillmore in the late 1990s, the plant's processing lines were made up predominantly of AfricanAmericans. The sudden reversal of economic fortunes in Stillmore underscores some of the most complex aspects of the pitched debate over immigration: Do illegal immigrants take jobs from low-skilled American workers? The answer in Stillmore initially appeared to be yes." Note that the plant once had predominantly Black workers but then replaced most of them with illegal alien Hispanic workers at lower wages. When the illegal aliens were removed, the Black workers got their jobs back and the wages went up. The article continues to go on talking about the problems of the plant keeping its new workers at such low wages. However, this is not an argument for needing workers that will "do the work Americans won't do" but illustrates that the free market equilibrium of supply and demand is still not functioning in the plant. Rather than pay a decent age to get good workers, the mindset is still to pay the lowest wage possible for a dirty job so consumers can pay ten cents less for a pound for chicken. The use of cheap labor also inhibits modernization, automation, and mechanization where productivity would go up resulting in even more skilled and higher priced employees producing more packaged chicken than lower priced employees for the same total labor costs. Unfortunately, until all the illegal aliens working in all the other chicken processing plants have been removed the free market will still be distorted. Given the current excitement amongst the Democrats by the potential Presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, it is worth remembering an article by Robert Engler from 2004, A goblin is haunting Barack Obamas election campaign to become the Democratic senator from Illinois. That goblin is in the shape ... where it was noted: "The fact of the matter is, illegal immigration, especially illegal immigration from Mexico, is hurting Black Americans. If Democratic candidates ever getting around to speaking the truth, they will have to tell Black voters that illegal immigration is taking jobs away from Black Americans, cutting into resources available for welfare, and restructuring public schools and many urban areas. In short, the votes of Latinos are brought by the Democrats at the expense of Black America.
Tony Brown, author of What Mama Taught Me, knows all too well how Black Americans are injured by illegal immigration. He writes, '''The U. S. Census Bureau reported in the New York Times... the poor Black and Latino communities lose the most income of any group of Americans, including all Americans who did not finish high school and all Americans who are paying higher taxes to subsidize welfare benefits for illegal immigrants and businesses that hire them. Illegal immigrants overuse welfare benefits and services and underpay income taxes for a net loss to local, state and federal taxpayers. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) http://www.fairus.org, has also documented the detrimental impact of illegal immigration on Black Americans. In California, Blacks are being forced out from communities like South Central, Los Angeles, where they have long lived. ''This once predominantly Black neighborhood is becoming largely Hispanic. South Central is being transformed. Here we talk about 'Black flight.' People are leaving neighborhoods where they have lived for years because they don't feel like they belong any more reports Terry Anderson in the San Francisco Examiner, (Feb. 3, 1999.)" The Federation for American Immigration Reform continues in its report that, ''Other statistics are also sobering: a GAO study found that a decade of heavy immigration to Los Angeles had changed the janitorial industry from a mostly native Black, unionized workforce to one of non-unionized Latinos, many of whom were illegal aliens. According to the Census, the employment of Black Americans as hotel workers in California dropped 30 percent in the 1980s, while the number of immigrants with such jobs rose 166 percent. A similar story can be told of the garment industry, the restaurant business, hospital work, and public service jobs.'' One can expect Blacks in Illinois to suffer the same declines as illegal immigration from Mexico continues. Immigration researcher and commentator Roy Beck noted in his 1996 book, The Case Against Immigration that: ''To review the Black side of our nation's immigration tradition is to observe African Americans periodically trying to climb the mainstream economic ladder, only to be shoved aside each time. It is to see one immigrant wave after another climb onto and up that ladder while planting their feet on the backs of Black Americans ... The most racist policy in this country for the past 25 years has been our immigration policy, because it has been the worst thing that has happened to Blacks from the federal government since slavery.'' The Harvest Institute also documents the impact of illegal immigration on Black Americans. ''Dr. Claud Anderson, president of The Harvest Institute, a Black research and education organization, announced that The Harvest Institute does not support President Bush's recently proposed amnesty for illegal immigrant aliens and has released an Information Alert (available at www.harvestinstitute.org). Dr. Anderson said, ''Despite the stance of many civil rights groups, immigration's impact on native Blacks and their communities is disproportionate, direct and devastating. Blacks are losing faith because the government continues a pattern of bestowing the rights that should first go to native Blacks to immigrants from foreign countries. Native Blacks are ignored and patronized with symbolic and ceremonial actions by both political parties. The issue of immigration is roiling within Black communities and has become ... divisive.''
As the Democrat's ''multicultural'' candidate, Barack Obama has little to say about this multicultural issue. You can read his position papers and look at his website and find no recognition that illegal immigration from Mexico is hurting Black Americans. One has to wonder what kind of immigration policy Obama will vote for if he ever becomes a U. S. Senator. One has to wonder even more why Black Americans continue to vote Democratic, when the Democrats are not looking out for their interests.'' This article is referenced not to slam Obama or the Democrats, because the collateral damage from illegal aliens is affecting all Americans of all political parties, but to illustrate that the Democrats know it disproportionately impacts their primary voting block the greatest but still are doing nothing about it illustrating it doesn't make any difference what political party the inept politicians belong to. As noted in Debating the effect of undocumented workers: "Workers who have been most affected by the massive influx of illegal immigrants into the United States over the past five years are low-skilled, young native-born workers, according to a recent study by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. "It appears that employers are substituting new immigrant workers for young nativeborn workers," economists Andrew Sum, Paul Harrington and Ishwar Khatiwada wrote. "The negative impacts tended to be larger for in-school youth compared to out-ofschool youth, and for native-born Black and Hispanic males compared to their white counterparts." The study concluded that the rise in immigrant employment, especially among illegal workers over the past decade, has contributed to a breakdown in the nation's labor laws and labor standards, undermining the unemployment insurance and Social Security systems and basic worker protections that have evolved over the last century." It is not just a Black or Hispanic thing. Illegal immigration hurts all Americans. As noted by T.J. Bonner in Judicial Watch's Special Report, New Fronts In The Immigration Battle: "You cannot convince me that if you paid a decent wage to American workers, that they would not take many of these jobs. Drywall hangers, for example, used to make $18, $20 an hour; now the going rate [is] $8 to $10 an hour. These are jobs that Americans cannot afford to work in because they cannot afford to live in sub-standard living conditions. On the other hand, people who have no interest in this country, [who] live [with] 15 adult males, unrelated, in a one-bedroom apartment ...[and] send most of their money back home – They are more than willing to take those jobs." Harvard Professor George Borjas has reported that illegal aliens displaced American workers at a cost in excess of $133 billion dollars in 2005. Does that sound like a "victimless crime?" By any conceivable measure the answer has to be "NO!" especially if you are one of the displaced workers.
Review the links at the end of this section for more detailed information on the impacts of illegal immigration on jobs. So we now conclusively know that illegal aliens are taking jobs that Americans used to do and still would do if greedy businessmen and big business weren't trying to take advantage of illegal aliens and hire the cheapest labor so that they could put the illgotten savings to the bottom line. What are some of the results? In a recent Associated Press report, Hispanics' immigration to South raises tensions with Blacks - Groups have same goals, could be allies, some say, it was noted: "We've just never been friends and buddies, ‘said Isabella Brooks, the president of the NAACP in Colquitt County, near Tifton. She said she has no white neighbors and doesn't socialize with the Hispanics up the street because of the language barrier." and "In places such as Houston and Los Angeles, where Blacks and Hispanics have long lived side by side, the two groups most often fight for jobs, notably low-income jobs that were often held by unskilled Black workers." Note that the language barrier creates greater balkanization and the job displacement fuels resentment. More collateral damage. Another issue related to the impact of illegal aliens on jobs is covered in the section on the abuse of the guest worker program. Additionally it is worth noting that all those higher priced H1B workers do not contribute to the Social Security System, as noted by Edwin Rubenstein in Can Immigrants Save Social Security? who noted: "An estimated 500,000 foreigners are in the U.S. on temporary H-1B visas under the 50-year-old program designed to fill employer needs unmet by U.S. residents for professionals and specialists with a bachelor's or higher degree, including architects, engineers, accountants, doctors, college professors and even fashion models. Nearly 54% are involved in computer-related fields, according to a recent federal study. Their median income is about $50,000, and half are expected to earn between $40,000 and $60,000. Admittedly, H-1B's represent a narrow slice of the immigrant workforce. (Technically they are "guest workers" rather than immigrants.) But their high earnings makes them valuable potential contributors to Social Security. With median income of $50,000, the half million H-1Bs could potentially contribute $1.9 billion to the pension system, or enough to fund benefits for more than 95,000 retirees. Foregone payroll taxes are just the tip of the iceberg. H-1b's are entitled to every social service funded by U.S. taxpayers. They use our city parks, roads, and other infrastructure. And after working six years without paying Social Security taxes many H1bs get Green Cards, qualifying them for Social Security benefits when they retire. No effort is made to collect back payroll taxes. And what about those American workers
who lose their jobs, their health insurance, and Social Security points because companies prefer the cheaper H-1bs? Recent immigration laws have raised the H-1B quota and made it easier for displaced H-1Bs to stay in the country. That's good for companies that employ guest workers, but ordinary Americans and their Social Security System are worse off because of it." Come to think of it, aren't these the kind of legal immigrants we want rather than unskilled and uneducated immigrants who are a drain on society? In any case, when you hear the Government wanting to increase the amount of "guest workers" in the country to solve the illegal immigration problem, remember that what they are not saying is that they are also allowing YOUR company to bring in guest workers for YOUR job, whatever it may be. The devil is in the details. Only when H1-Bs are given to foreign correspondents and media people will the MSM start reporting on this disgraceful program. Finally, while counter intuitive, it is worth noting that increased immigration is actually bad for union participation as illustrated by
Go to Numbers USA – Unions for more information on the relationship between immigration and unions. Given the difference in wages between union workers and illegal alien workers, I suspect that illegal immigration is even worse for unions. Reduction in wages, job displacement, and billions of dollars out of the pockets of American workers from a "victimless crime" to save ten cents on a head of lettuce.
Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Abuse Of The Guest Worker Program Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Abuse Of The Guest Worker Program A related immigration issue that has a negative impact on jobs and wages is the abuse of the guest worker program. In case you think a guest worker program is just for allowing temporary, seasonal guest workers in to pick lettuce, think again. Listed below are some of the jobs that H-1B visas are being issued for
Accountants and Administrators Executives, Managers, Administrators Programmers and computer scientists Various engineers and Technicians Research Associates and Scientists
Lawyers and Tax Analysts Teachers and college professors Postdocs and Fellows Sports Instructors and Physiologists Doctors, Nurses, Med-Techs, Therapists Pharmacists Surgical and Dental Assistants Fashion models, Secretaries, Clerks Architects, Musicians, and Artists Youth Counselors, Day Care, and Cashiers
Do those look like jobs that "Americans won't do?"
Besides a legitimate guest worker program for the seasonal agriculture industry, American companies and universities are allowed to import "temporary" workers for all sorts of jobs that they need workers for. The main reason given is that there are no workers available but usually it is that there are no workers available at the lower wage rates desired by the employer. Does that sound familiar? In any case, the program has no serious safeguards to protect American workers from being replaced and is often abused to simply provide cheap foreign labor to increase bottom line profits. The Immigration act of 1990 established an annual quota of H1B visas to allow the best and brightest workers in where there are legitimate shortages in the US workforce. In a capitalistic society, supply and demand takes care of shortages and surplus – in a much more efficient way than government programs could ever do. In March 2003, the American Engineering Association reported that the US high tech sector lost 560,000 jobs between January 2001 and December 2002. While this corresponded with the dot-com bust, it is worthwhile to note that during the same period companies sponsored more H1B and other "temporary" visas than the numbers of jobs lost. Obviously, there could not have been a shortage but employers simply wanted cheaper labor. In 2001 it was reported that 9 out of every 10 new job openings for computer/IT were taken by temporary workers on H-1Bs. In 2002 the INS issued 312,000 visas. More and more frequently, companies are using the program as part of their job outsourcing plans where the foreign worker is brought in and trained by the American worker. Only when the foreign worker goes home the job goes with him and the American worker is then laid off. For information on how extensive and growing the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign workers is becoming, see a Counter Punch special report by Craig Roberts, The New Face of Class War, where it is reported that even the upward mobility of middle class jobs is being dismantled. For more information on the abuse of the guest worker program, see: H1B and Who is America For? This is something to keep in mind when the politicians talk about expanding the "guest worker program." What they may actually have in mind is allowing your employer to replace YOU with a cheaper foreign worker. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: American Infrastructure Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Jobs
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: American Infrastructure Take you pick: schools, hospitals, parks, roads, urban sprawl, police force, judicial system, water and sanitation systems, among others. Anything that more people impact, illegal aliens impact and often to a far greater degree, since they generally aren't paying for any of it. Also, many spend as little as possible and send all their money home, as noted in a December 2006 article by Daniel González in The Arizona Republic, Poor workers scrimp, send money home. Regardless, one of the most common comments from Americans regarding the May 1, 2006 boycott was how much less traffic was on the highways in cities where the largest boycotts occurred. Before discussing the specific impacts of illegal aliens in detail, we will take a look at some information on immigration in general so we can put illegal immigration in its proper perspective. We often hear that immigration is lower now than it was in the past. Well, that depends on the definitions of "lower" and "past" and what the speaker includes in the term "immigration." As the below chart illustrates, legal immigration is close to the high peaks of one hundred years ago and is far greater than the levels of 1886 when the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Liberty Island.
Of course we all know that the Statue of Liberty welcomes immigrants to the USA with Emma Lazarus' famous poem, The New Colossus, which contains the words: Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! However, what you may not know is that the words were not affixed to the Statue of Liberty until 1906 and author John T. Cunningham noted that "the Statue of Liberty was not conceived and sculpted as a symbol of immigration, but it quickly became so as immigrant ships passed under [the statue]. However, it was [Lazarus' poem] that permanently stamped on Miss Liberty the role of unofficial greeter of incoming immigrants." As noted by John Cunningham, Emma Lazarus actually had other ideas.
In 2005 we allowed 1,122,373 legal immigrants permanent resident status. As the above chart illustrates the current legal immigration into the USA with a current population of 300 million is similar to the great waves of legal immigration around 1900 when the population was much lower. In fact, in 1900 the population was a rather sparse 63 million – about what the combined population of just what California and Texas is today. That chart, however, does not display the illegal immigration component as the following chart does:
Note that we now see that the numbers of immigrants are higher than they have ever been and the numbers of illegal immigrants is approaching the number of legal immigrants. Some of the newer data actually indicates that annual number of illegal aliens entering now exceeds legal immigrants. The net result is that the overall immigrant population in the United States is now the highest it has ever been as noted in the following chart:
Go to the Dept. of Homeland Security's Yearbook of Immigration Statistics for detailed information on both legal and illegal immigration. However, since we are now talking absolute numbers, it is worth noting that the Wall Street investment firm Bear Stearns published a report, The Underground Labor Force is Rising to the Surface, in January 2005 which claims that the illegal alien population was double the official government estimate of 9 million and was closer to 20 million. Also, in October, 2006, Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D. and Chairman of the Population-Environment Balance of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine published a report, Census Bureau Distortions Hide Immigration Crisis - Real Numbers Much Higher where she claims that "7.2 million aliens enter illegally each year" and notes that the "Census Bureau is a willing participant to misinforming the public on the state of the nation." Illegal immigration information from US Border Report – Migration Across the Mexican Border also supports much higher numbers. If Bear Stearns is correct, the immigration numbers would double. If Dr. Abernethy is correct, the numbers skyrocket. In any case, and using "official" numbers, when the immigration percentage rate was higher 100 years ago it was when the population was about one fifth of what it is today. Immigration numbers are now far greater than ever experienced in US history. With an already crowded nation, the additional illegal immigrants are negatively impacting American society. Part of the reason for this is the difference in times between the two great waves of immigration. The basic problem with immigration of today is that it is not your grandparents' immigration. The situation is different, society is different, the country is not under-
populated, and the illegal immigrants have different skills and motivations. And your grandparents didn't receive welfare payments. As reported in the June 13, 2006 issue of Newsweek in an article, The Hard Truth of Immigration, by Robert J. Samuelson: "... Being brutally candid means recognizing that the huge and largely uncontrolled inflow of unskilled Latino workers into the United States is increasingly sabotaging the assimilation process. and "... no society has a boundless capacity to accept newcomers, especially when many are poor and unskilled." As noted by Steven Malanga in How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy: "... Since the mid-1960s, America has welcomed nearly 30 million legal immigrants and received perhaps another 15 million illegals, numbers unprecedented in our history. These immigrants have picked our fruit, cleaned our homes, cut our grass, worked in our factories, and washed our cars. But they have also crowded into our hospital emergency rooms, schools, and government-subsidized aid programs, sparking a fierce debate about their contributions to our society and the costs they impose on it. ... these workers add little to our economy, they come at great cost, because they are not economic abstractions but human beings, with their own culture and ideas—often at odds with our own. Increasing numbers of them arrive with little education and none of the skills necessary to succeed in a modern economy. Many may wind up stuck on our lowest economic rungs, where they will rely on something that immigrants of other generations didn't have: a vast U.S. welfare and social-services apparatus that has enormously amplified the cost of immigration. Just as welfare reform and other policies are helping to shrink America's underclass by weaning people off such social programs, we are importing a new, foreign-born underclass. As famed free-market economist Milton Friedman puts it: "It's just obvious that you can't have free immigration and a welfare state." ... Hampering today's immigration debate are our misconceptions about the so-called first great migration some 100 years ago, with which today's immigration is often compared. We envision that first great migration as a time when multitudes of Emma Lazarus's "tired," "poor," and "wretched refuse" of Europe's shores made their way from destitution to American opportunity. ... But that argument distorts the realities of the first great migration. Though fleeing persecution or economic stagnation in their homelands, that era's immigrants - Jewish tailors and seamstresses who helped create New York's garment industry, Italian stonemasons and bricklayers who helped build some of our greatest buildings, German merchants, shopkeepers, and artisans - all brought important skills with them that fit easily into the American economy. Those waves of immigrants - many of them urban dwellers who crossed a continent and an ocean to get here - helped supercharge the
workforce at a time when the country was going through a transformative economic expansion that craved new workers, especially in its cities ... Many of these immigrants quickly found a place in our economy, participating in the workforce at a higher rate even than the native population. Their success at finding work sent many of them quickly up the economic ladder: those who stayed in America for at least 15 years, for instance, were just as likely to own their own business as native-born workers of the same age, one study found. Another study found that their American-born children were just as likely to be accountants, engineers, or lawyers as Americans whose families had been here for generations." What the newcomers of the great migration did not find here was a vast social-services and welfare state. They had to rely on their own resources or those of friends, relatives, or private, often ethnic, charities if things did not go well. ... The flood of immigrants, both legal and illegal, from countries with poor, ill-educated populations, has yielded a mismatch between today's immigrants and the American economy and has left many workers poorly positioned to succeed for the long term. Unlike the immigrants of 100 years ago, whose skills reflected or surpassed those of the native workforce at the time, many of today's arrivals, particularly the more than half who now come from Central and South America, are farm workers in their home countries who come here with little education or even basic training in blue-collar occupations like carpentry or machinery The article goes on to note: ... "Because so much of our legal and illegal immigrant labor is concentrated in such fringe, low-wage employment, its overall impact on our economy is extremely small. A 1997 National Academy of Sciences study estimated that immigration's net benefit to the American economy raises the average income of the native-born by only some $10 billion a year - about $120 per household. And that meager contribution is not the result of immigrants helping to build our essential industries or making us more competitive globally but instead merely delivering our pizzas and cutting our grass. Estimates by pro-immigration forces that foreign workers contribute much more to the economy, boosting annual gross domestic product by hundreds of billions of dollars, generally just tally what immigrants earn here, while ignoring the offsetting effect they have on the wages of native-born workers. If the benefits of the current generation of migrants are small, the costs are large and growing because of America's vast range of social programs and the wide advocacy network that strives to hook low-earning legal and illegal immigrants into these programs. A 1998 National Academy of Sciences study found that more than 30 percent of California's foreign-born were on Medicaid—including 37 percent of all Hispanic households - compared with 14 percent of native-born households. The foreign-born were more than twice as likely as the native-born to be on welfare, and their children were nearly five times as likely to be in means-tested government lunch programs. Native-born households pay for much of this, the study found, because they earn more and pay higher taxes - and are more likely to comply with tax laws. Recent immigrants, by contrast, have much lower levels of income and tax compliance (another study
estimated that only 56 percent of illegals in California have taxes deducted from their earnings, for instance). The study's conclusion: immigrant families cost each nativeborn household in California an additional $1,200 a year in taxes. Immigration's bottom line has shifted so sharply that in a high-immigration state like California, native-born residents are paying up to ten times more in state and local taxes than immigrants generate in economic benefits. Moreover, the cost is only likely to grow as the foreign-born population - which has already mushroomed from about 9 percent of the U.S. population when the NAS studies were done in the late 1990s to about 12 percent today – keeps growing. And citizens in more and more places will feel the bite, as immigrants move beyond their traditional settling places. From 1990 to 2005, the number of states in which immigrants make up at least 5 percent of the population nearly doubled from 17 to 29, with states like Arkansas, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Georgia seeing the most growth. This sharp turnaround since the 1970s, when immigrants were less likely to be using the social programs of the Great Society than the native-born population, says Harvard economist Borjas, suggests that welfare and other social programs are a magnet drawing certain types of immigrants nonworking women, children, and the elderly - and keeping them here when they run into difficulty. Almost certainly, immigrants' participation in our social welfare programs will increase over time, because so many are destined to struggle in our workforce. Despite our cherished view of immigrants as rapidly climbing the economic ladder, more and more of the new arrivals and their children face a lifetime of economic disadvantage, because they arrive here with low levels of education and with few work skills—shortcomings not easily overcome." I would strongly suggest you read the entire article as this is a MUST READ! Putting all this in perspective, read the March 2003 report from the Center for Immigration Studies, Back Where We Started - An Examination of Trends in Immigrant Welfare Use Since Welfare Reform, by Steven A. Camarota where he notes: "The primary finding of this report is that welfare use by immigrant households remains much higher than that of natives. However, the mix of programs used by immigrants, and natives for that matter, has changed significantly since 1996. Use of TANF and food stamps has declined significantly among the foreign-born since 1996, while Medicaid use has risen somewhat. The enormous and growing cost of Medicaid means that there has likely been little or no savings for taxpayers. This is especially true when one considers the increase of 750,000 additional immigrant households using welfare programs. Immigrant households account for 18 percent of all households using the welfare system, up from just 14 percent in 1996. Thus in the most important sense, welfare reform with regard to immigrants seems to have failed. Or at the least, it has not generated the kind of savings for taxpayers that its proponents hoped it would. Immigrant welfare use remains high and they comprise a growing share of the welfare case load, mainly because a very large share have little education and the American economy offers very limited opportunities to such workers." The report includes the following chart:
The bottom line is that all immigrants, legal and illegal, use welfare more than natives, uneducated immigrants use welfare even more, and if illegal immigrants are legalized through amnesty they will use twice as much welfare as they are currently using. The report also notes that immigrants from different countries or regions use more or less welfare than others, although, this probably has to do more with the average education levels of the immigrants from those countries or regions.
Given the large numbers of immigrants currently in the USA, one of the more discouraging aspects of the study was: Welfare Use Over Time. Figure 5 shows the percentage of immigrant households using at least one major welfare program, based on how long the household head has lived here. Consistent with previous research, welfare use actually increases significantly with duration of stay in the United States for at least 20 years after arrival. Even immigrant households headed by someone who came to the country more than 20 years ago use welfare programs at a significantly higher rate than natives. In 2001, almost 21 percent of these long-time residents used welfare, compared to less than 15 percent of natives. This is true even though immigrants who arrived more than 20 years ago are on average much older than the average native. To some extent, assimilation for many immigrants means assimilation into the welfare system. This is the case both for immigrants in general and for legal immigrants. Bob Brown notes in a guest opinion article in The Billings Gazette, Montana can plan ahead for Hispanic population wave: "As New York Times columnist Paul Krugman noted, "poorly educated Mexican immigrants increase the supply of less-skilled labor, driving down the wages of lessskilled Americans." Ranking 45th among the states in per-capita income, Montanans need to realize that they could soon be competing for their jobs with undocumented immigrants. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, undocumented immigrants currently make up 27 percent of the national workforce of drywall and ceiling tile installers, 21 percent of roofers, 17 percent of cleaning and maintenance workers, and 11 percent of food preparation and service workers The costs to our country of coping with this great escape are overwhelming. A minimum of 12 million, and perhaps as many as 20 million, Hispanics are in our country illegally. Court decisions and the selective enforcement of our laws have allowed many to remain here and receive the benefits of U.S. citizens. These include cash payments, food stamps, free medical care and all other tax-supported public services. The crime rate among undocumented Mexican immigrants is three to four times the national average. The cost of schooling, health care, welfare, Social Security and prisons - plus the additional pressure on land, water, and power resources - greatly exceeds the taxes undocumented immigrants pay. A Rice University study recently calculated that in 2006 the net annual cost of legal and illegal immigration will add up to $108 billion. The late Nobel Economist Milton Friedman observed, "It's just obvious that you can't have free immigration and the welfare state." But as our national debt mounts, and future Americans face a crushing burden, we continue to try to defy the obvious." Or can you? As recently reported in the LA Times by in an article by Jordan Rau, Gov. to seek insurance for all children: "SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will propose that all Californian children, including those in the state illegally, be guaranteed medical insurance as part of the
health-care overhaul he intends to unveil next week, according to officials familiar with the plan. If enacted by the Legislature, his proposal would affect about 763,000 children who now lack insurance. Although the administration has not revealed details of how it would pay for such a program, officials estimate that extending insurance to all children could cost the state as much as $400 million a year. That would be a small piece of Schwarzenegger's stated goal: to ensure medical coverage for all of the 6.5 million Californians who now have none. Experts say that could cost upward of $10 billion a year." However, as noted in an article by Edward Sifuentes in the North County Times, California's Illegal Aliens Cost Taxpayers Nearly $9 Billion A Year, "a bottom of the range number," Californians are already paying a hefty price for all their illegal alien guests. Add in another $10 billion more and that is now $19 billion. If one third of Californian's pay taxes that is about $2,000 per taxpayer. In The Hard Truth of Immigration, Samuelson goes on to note: "Consider a new study of Mexican immigrants by Harvard economists George Borjas and Lawrence Katz. Mexicans are now the single largest group of U.S. immigrants, 30 percent of the total in 2000. Indeed, the present Mexican immigration "is historically unprecedented, being both numerically and proportionately larger than any other immigrant influx in the past century," note Borjas and Katz. In 1920, for example, the two largest immigrant groups - Germans and Italians - totaled only 24 percent of the immigrant population. Some Mexican-Americans have made spectacular gains, but the overall picture is dispiriting. Among men, about one in 20 U.S. workers is now a Mexican immigrant; in 1970, that was less than one in 100. The vast majority of Mexican workers lacked a high-school diploma in 2000 (63 percent for men, 57 percent for women). Only a tiny share had college degrees (3 percent for men, 5 percent for women). By contrast, only 7 percent of native-born U.S. workers were high-school dropouts and 28 percent were college graduates in 2000. Mexican workers are inevitably crammed into low-wage jobs: food workers, janitors, gardeners, laborers, farm workers. In 2000, their average wages were 41 percent lower than average U.S. wages for men and 33 percent lower for women. But some things we do know - or can infer. For today's Mexican immigrants (legal or illegal), the closest competitors are tomorrow's Mexican immigrants (legal or illegal). The more who arrive, the harder it will be for existing low-skilled workers to advance. Despite the recession, immigration did not much slow after 2000, says Camarota. Not surprisingly, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that inflation-adjusted weekly earnings for all Hispanics (foreign and American-born) dropped by 2.2 percent in 2003 and 2.6 percent in 2004. "Latinos are the only major group of workers whose wages have fallen for two consecutive years," said the study. Similarly, the more poor immigrants, the harder it will be for schools to improve the skills of their children. The schools will be overwhelmed; the same goes for social services."
A notable portion of rising health costs and insurance premiums is due to subsidizing the medical costs of uninsured illegal aliens. Somebody has to pay for it.
As detailed in Illegal aliens threaten U.S. medical system between 1993 and 2003, 60 California hospitals closed because half their services were unpaid. Another 24 California hospitals are on the verge of closure. Both PA and NJ hospitals recently reported that they provided almost $2 billion in free emergency and short term care services, in large part to illegal aliens. Minnesota county commissioners say that the cost of medical care for uninsured immigrants is too high for local governments to bear and they expect a $4.2 billion budget shortfall over the next two years. NC has about $1.4 billion in un-reimbursed hospital expenses annually. The Texas Hospital Association directly spent $393 million treating illegal aliens in 2002. One third of the patients treated by the LA County Health System are illegal aliens and the system is facing a $300 million deficient. In AZ, the Southeast Arizona Medical Center had a $1 billion shortfall and recently filled for bankruptcy. As reported in the Montery Harold in December 2006 in Medi-Cal pays for 100,000 births yearly to undocumented immigrants: "More than 100,000 undocumented women each year bear children in California with expenses paid by Medi-Cal, according to state reports. Such births and related expenses account for more than $400 million of the nearly $1 billion that the program spends annually on health care for illegal immigrants in California, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing state reports. California long has been one of the more generous states in offering such benefits to illegal immigrants, covering everything from pregnancy tests to postpartum checkups. Many illegal immigrants who might otherwise shy away from government services view care associated with childbirth as safe to seek.
''I wasn't afraid at all,'' said Sandra Andrade, an illegal immigrant from Colombia who recently gave birth at a Los Angeles hospital. ''I'd always heard that pregnant women are treated well here.'' That is the impact in a large city. Unfortunately smaller communities are also being impacted, often disproportionately so as the costs need to be spread over a smaller base. As noted in Latino births on rise at hospital: "JACKSON -- A growing number of Latino births has boosted the number of births at St. John's Medical Center, which broke its record with 415 babies born last year. While the number of Caucasian births has held steady at around 277 to 300 per year, the number of Latino births has increased from none in 1990 to more than 100 last year. ... There is not really an increasing birth rate among the Caucasian population," she said. "The primary population increase is due to the birth rate among the immigrant population." The hospital has averaged 277 births per year, with spikes of 327 in fiscal year 199900, 340 in 2002-03, and 366 in 2003-04. "The demographics are changing," Day said. "There are more Latinas here of childbearing age." She said Jackson Hole's first Latino immigrants were men who would leave their families behind in Mexico. She said their wives have begun moving to the area as well." Note the trend? Maybe Jackson Hole, an exclusive vacation area for the wealthy, can afford to pay for the medical expenses of all the illegal aliens but many less affluent communities can not. As noted in a March 2005 article by William LaJeunese, L.A. Emergency Rooms Full of Illegal Immigrants, on Fox News: "Sixty percent of the county's uninsured patients are not U.S. citizens. More than half are here illegally. About 2 million undocumented aliens in Los Angeles County alone are crowding emergency rooms because they can't afford to see a doctor. According to the State Association of Hospitals, California's public health system is "on the brink of collapse." In Los Angeles County, patients can wait four days for a hospital bed and up to two years for gallbladder surgery. "The hospitals are closing because of the totality of the uninsured," said Dr. Thomas Garthwaite, director of the Los Angeles County Health Department. "If you're legally a resident in California and you're poor, you have a right to basic services."
But some critics say the taxpayers can't be the HMO to the world. Last year, Los Angeles County spent $340 million to treat the uninsured; that's roughly $1,000 for every taxpayer." A recent report out of New Jersey, Illegal immigrants straining health care - New figures hint at cost of treating the state's migrant population, notes: "The New Jersey Hospital Association now estimates the state's 81 hospitals will spend between $275 million and $300 million treating uninsured illegal immigrants this year. That's less than 2 percent of the $14 billion hospitals spend to treat patients. But for many hospitals already struggling financially, officials say it's another factor pushing them deeper into the red. And it hits some facilities harder than others -- particularly those in urban areas. "We've been watching this issue for four or five years now and it's a sleeping giant," said hospital association spokesman Ron Czajkowski. "It is really starting to have a big impact now." For more information on the impact of illegal aliens on the nation's medical system, see the links at the end of this section: As noted by Mary Engel in a recent LA Times article, Immigrants' health assessed in Rand study: "Research on successive generations shows adolescents in Asian families surpass Latinos in adopting healthful lifestyles. With each generation in the United States, adolescents from Asian immigrant families improved their health habits, while their Latino counterparts either showed no improvement or developed worse habits, according to a Rand Corp. study released Tuesday. The study, which looked at diet, exercise, television viewing and other practices among at least three generations of youths aged 12 to 17, could help explain rising rates of obesity and diabetes among Latinos. Upon arrival in the United States, Asian and Latino immigrants started out drinking fewer sodas and eating more fruits and vegetables than whites, according to the study, which was based on a survey of nearly 6,000 adolescents in 2001. After two generations, Asian youths caught up with or surpassed whites in other measures, including more hours exercising and fewer watching television. Meanwhile, similar Latino adolescents had poorer diets than their Asian and white peers and were less likely to use seat belts, bicycle helmets or sunscreen, according to the study, published on the online edition of the American Journal of Public Health.
Previous research has suggested that Latino immigrants overall tend to enjoy relatively good health despite low incomes, a phenomenon known as the "Latino paradox." But these findings suggest that the effect could diminish with each generation. "If the trend we're seeing here, at least for Latino teens, is true," the case that Latinos are doing better than expected "is probably not going to hold out over generations," said Dr. Michele L. Allen, the study's lead author. The shear numbers of illegal aliens are overwhelming various public services. As noted in Arizona has tough fight ahead against illegal immigration: "Prosecutors are overwhelmed by immigration court cases. There were nearly 580,000 arrests of illegal immigrants in Arizona last year, and less than 170,000 spaces available to hold detainees at any given time. Even officials charged with reducing illegal immigration and border crimes have increasingly turned against efforts to secure the border, according to speakers at the Border Management Summit, organized by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement. "We are now doing more public corruption cases than ever before," said Paul Charlton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. More bribes are being accepted, or at least more people are getting caught taking them, he said. Hundreds of assaults on Border Patrol agents also have been reported, Charlton said." As noted in a March 2005 article by William La Jeunesse of Fox News, Border States Grapple With Alien Criminals: "Many police officials in states along the U.S.-Mexican border say they are fed up with the number of illegal aliens populating American prisons, many of them incarcerated for violent crimes such as murder, rape and robbery. Almost one in six inmates in Arizona, for example, is a Mexican citizen. "It is a phenomenon that law enforcement recognizes as a major problem," said one undercover detective, who specializes in street gangs and goes by the name "Paco." "We have to put drug users and violators in there, babysit them, and now we have to babysit illegal aliens," said Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio whose jails are 4,500 inmates over capacity. Most Mexicans cross the border looking for work, but competition is fierce for jobs requiring uneducated, unskilled labor. Many illegal immigrants find themselves far from realizing their dreams. "We come over here to find a better life," said inmate Tony Perez, a convicted drug dealer. "Not all of us are here to sell drugs or to do bad things, despite a few that do. But then again, doesn't everybody else from every other country?"
Arpaio's Phoenix jails house 1,200 criminal aliens, including Perez, who by law should have been deported. But because of federal bureaucracy and an overburdened system, only the most dangerous felons are actually sent home. Even when deportation is ordered, about 60 percent of orders are ignored. Christian Higuera, who is serving time for assault, has fathered an illegitimate child, born in Arizona. He said he hopes he will be allowed to stay with his child, an American citizen, once he gets out of jail." Did you note the attitudes expressed by the illegal alien criminals? As reported in the Patriot News, Hazleton, PA, Mayor Louis J. Barletta recently said: "... illegal immigrants have brought gangs, drugs, graffiti and murders to his city, draining police and fire resources and taking services away from legal residents. People used to love the quiet, safe life in Hazleton, which averaged one murder every seven years, Barletta said. But suddenly the population swelled from 23,000 to 31,000 people and residents were shocked by blighted homes, overcrowded apartments, gang life, drug use and violence, he said. He attributed these to "illegal aliens." All were Latino, he said. The playground where Barletta played as a kid became home to graffiti, he said. A 14year-old undocumented Latino boy was arrested for shooting a gun there while children played. Another illegal immigrant shot a resident on a crowded sidewalk near a pizzeria on a Friday night. A 16-year-old was beaten nearly to death by people with baseball bats. "I was losing my city," he said. "It was happening before my eyes." Police and fire personnel, hospitals and schools were having to devote much of their time and energy to help illegal immigrants, Barletta said. He repeatedly referred to Hazleton's residents as "terrified." Rates of HIV and tuberculosis rose. He said he decided to change that instead of waiting for the federal government to fix the illegal immigration problem. "Enough is enough," he said." To see the results, go to City's crackdown on illegals already being felt. Sheriff DeMarco of Suffolk County, Long Island, NY noted in the article Criminal Alien Program Launched: "Two hundred dollars a day. That is the estimated daily cost to house one criminal in the county jail, according to Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco. Noting that approximately 10% of the current jail population consists of illegal immigrants, DeMarco is looking at new ways to ease the financial burden that is hitting Suffolk taxpayers, who have been footing the bill for county prisoners who are here illegally. "We're overcrowded, and we have to build a new jail, but part of the problem is that we have so many illegal immigrants here," DeMarco said last week. "They're taking up jail space, and it's crushing us."
A July 2006 article, Illegal Immigrants Filling Jails - Sheriff's department officials around state predict thing will worsen in the Carolina Journal Print by Karen Welsh, identifies as a reality a number of the collateral damages that this report has highlighted due to the massive influx of illegal aliens: "RALEIGH - County jails throughout North Carolina are stressed to the limit with illegal immigrants, law-enforcement officials say. With the lack of immigration control to deal with the estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants residing in the state, it probably won't be getting better anytime soon. Kevin Jastzabski, prison captain for the Lee County Sheriff's Department, said the number of Hispanics clogging the county's system is getting larger everyday. "We do have a problem, and it is going to keep on growing," he said "It doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon." Randy Jones, director of public information for the Alamance County Sheriff's Department, said about 40 percent of the inmates in the county's jail are Hispanics and most of those have illegally entered the country. "It's draining the system, and you're looking at disaster," he said. "Some of the public is just coming to grips with (illegal immigrants). Right now, there's not a way to solve the problem until the government solves the problem. The issue needs to be addressed on both the federal and state level." It's not racial discrimination, as some have feared, but cultural differences that are putting most of the illegal immigrants behind bars. The arrests are legitimate, Jones said, and arise mostly from drug trafficking or driving under the influence of alcohol in Alamance County. DUI is the number one killer of Hispanic males in the state, he said. "There are cultural differences," he said. "They drink and drive. It's culturally acceptable for them to do that. When we bring them in, they are usually double the legal limit. But law-enforcement officers have been called racist and have been accused of singling out Hispanics. Now the statistics are showing we were probably right from the onset - lawenforcement-wise." Illegal drug use and smuggling is also a problem among those illegally living in North Carolina. Sheriff Steve Bizzell of Johnson County addressed this topic during an Issues Forum on Illegal Immigration at the North Carolina Leadership Conference 2006. Eighty percent to 85 percent of drug trafficking in his jurisdiction is committed by Hispanics, he said. A growing wave of gang-related violence, including murders and armed robberies, is also cropping up in rural counties. In an ABC News report, Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said Sampson County is trying to deal with a surge of Hispanic gangs.
"They think they can set up their gangs in these rural areas and really get by with more," he said. "They don't think that the small-town departments have the sophistication and the ability or the personnel to handle what they're coming in here with." Alamance County needs to implement a Gang Intervention Unit because of the growth of Hispanic gangs, Jones said. Another problem plaguing jails throughout the state are repeat offenders, who are virtually given a "get out of jail free" card when they are deported. It doesn't matter whether they were apprehended for serious or violent crimes, U.S. officials drop the charges and send them back to their own country. It's usually only a matter of days before they cross the border back into the United States again under a different name, officials said." What is now happening in Hazleton and Suffok Counties as well as smaller cities like Raleigh, is routine in big cities. One example, as noted in Study: Illegal aliens drain county funds and as reported by Troy Anderson in the Whittier Daily News, April 14, 2003: "County calls for layoffs, deep cut - Supervisors try to fill $804 million shortfall" (link gone) where it was reported "Los Angeles County officials released a $16.5 billion budget plan Monday calling for $467.2 million in cuts in spending and 2,158 fewer employees and warned that far more drastic actions might become necessary ... Antonovich said the cost of illegal immigration is catching up with government ... Medical and mental- health services provided to illegal immigrants total more than $360 million,' Antonovich said. 'Criminal aliens cost Los Angeles County taxpayers more than $150 million.'" The "problem" is now becoming more common across the USA as illegal aliens move away from traditional illegal immigrant enclaves and settle in mass newer areas. In addition to the costs for "regular traffic accidents" as detailed in the TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS section, a notable amount of medical and emergency services costs are incurred from the horrific accidents that occur in the transporting of illegal aliens. As an example, see Van stuffed full of immigrants takes deadly roll, where 1 was killed and 20 were injured and 9 suspected illegal immigrants killed in Yuma crash, where out of another 21 passengers stuffed into a suburban, nine were killed. Many of the injured go to local hospitals, sometimes for extended periods of time, where the costs are also picked up by American taxpayers and those paying for medical insurance. Such accidents with no medical insurance coverage are disastrous for small communities that have to absorb the cost of the highway carnage. Don't think these are just SW border area incidents. Here's one in the Chicago area: One person dead in pickup crash carrying 14 undocumented immigrants and another in the Denver area: Driver in Crash Held on Smuggling Counts where in this one there were "only" 11 in the van with 4 dying. By the way, in the Denver accident the illegal alien driver had been previously deported. Twice.
The emergency responder and medical costs on the local community for such accidents are enormous. How many events like these are happening nationally? Nobody knows because NOBODY TRACKS IT but it is growing with the illegal alien population. As noted earlier in this section, immigrants, legal and illegal are coming to this company in record numbers. Obviously they impact the population. How much? Dr. Steven Camarota, Director of Research for the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in a January 2001 paper: "Immigration has become the determinate factor in population growth. The 11.2 million immigrants who indicated they arrived between 1990 and 2000 plus the 6.4 million children born to immigrants in the United States during the 1990s are equal to almost 70% of U.S. population growth over the last 10 years."
According to Census Bureau figures, more than two-thirds of current and future population growth is the result of immigration and illegal immigration is, by far, the biggest component of immigration with the trend accelerating in the last few decades. Remember that as the population of the United States just crossed the 300,000,000 mark on October 17, 2006 quickly heading for 400 million, projected for as early as 2029. In considering the US population growth, it is worth noting that the growth is
currently exceeding the "high" growth rates of most projections. At the present rate, the US population will end up at about 500 million in 2050 and a BILLION by 2100 and maybe even a Billion by 2075 if things don't change real fast. Maybe Dr. Abernathy is correct after all and the numbers of illegal aliens flowing across the border are far higher that the government is telling us. Regardless, the population of the USA is increasing at an alarming rate.
According to the U.S. immigration and population growth report from SUSPS (Support US Population Stabilization - an anti-immigration splinter group of the SIERRA Club that believes uncontrolled immigration is the biggest impact on the environment), unless the country's immigration policies change and change soon, the U.S. population will double this century. If SUSPS is right and the current population trends continue, by the year 2020, the U.S. will add enough additional population to create another NYC, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, SF, Dallas, and Denver, plus many more. Illegal immigration is the biggest component of the population explosion.
And you think the freeways are crowded now? Go here for the earth's population counter. With all the press given to the population crossing the 300th million mark, did you see this: Latino Baby is 300 Millionth American where it was reported: "U.S. population only reached 100 million in 1915, when Woodrow Wilson was president and the cost of a new home was $3,200 - $64,158 in 2006 dollars, according to the Census." Forget the part about the race/ethnicity of the 300 millionth American. Not surprising, but who cares. The important point is: got any houses in your city going for $64,158?
Imagine what the current price will be with a few hundred million more people competing for land and houses. Regardless, what are some of the resulting consequences of population growth? How about:
One acre of farmland or wild land lost for every person added. 25.6 barrels of oil consumed annually for every person added. 12,331 kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed annually for every person added. 1,932 cubic meters of water withdrawn annually from aquifers for every person added.
While future alternate energy sources should reduce the oil consumption on a per person basis and increased efficiencies should reduce the electricity, most likely it won't be anywhere near enough to offset a doubling or tripling of the population in such a short time. Additionally, other than in Hawaii, there is no more land being made. In fact, if the Global Warming folks are right then over the same time period much of the US' current line, and coastal cities, will end up under water.
Regardless of the final number, all these additional people will require more water. In the arid and semi-arid states of New Mexico, Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, where much of the high growth is taking place, water supplies are already at the critical stage. Aquifers are rapidly falling and there is only so much water in the meager rivers. As noted in by some climatologists in such reports as Climate change means hunger and thirst for billions: report, many believe that global warming will only make conditions worse. For a very sobering revelation on the impact of illegal immigration on the US' soaring population, read The Effect of Mass Immigration on population Change – Increased Impact on Large Metropolitan Areas. For details on immigration to the United States, see: Immigration Facts, which reports that "Approximately 58 percent of the 1.1 million immigrants who obtained lawful permanent residence in FY 2005 were relatives of US citizens or permanent residents." The large families and high birth rate of the Latino component of immigration, legal and illegal, is what is driving the exponential growth. As noted in Why we should address U.S. population growth: "If the U.S population continues to grow like the last decade (13 percent every 10 years), mathematically the U.S. will have half of China's current population within the lifetimes of today's children."
In the meantime, fragile border desert areas are being trampled and trashed by all the illegal immigrants coming across the southern border. For more information on the environmental damage, see Border-crossings impact fragile desert environments. In 1996, the U.S. Dept. of Education estimated that 2.6 million new K-12 students will be added to America's public schools in the coming decade and many are children of illegal aliens. A study by the California Dept. of Education of the state's public schools revealed that one student in four could not speak English well enough to understand what was going on in the classroom. The school districts of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville and North Carolina have student bodies in which 80, 85 and 150 languages are spoken respectively. FAIR's report, Breaking the Piggy Bank: How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools Into the Red, estimates that educating the children of illegal aliens currently costs $28.6 billion per year, excluding the cost of the supplemental feeding programs. As noted in the EDUCATION section, the actual costs may be closer to $34.5 billion. If so, then just the education costs for the children of illegal aliens costs almost $121 for each and every citizen of the United States. Deduct the bottom 40% who pay no taxes and the per person amount doubles for the taxpaying Americans. Another FAIR report, No Room To Learn – Immigration and School Overcrowding, notes The overcrowding crisis in American schools is directly attributable to high immigration.
Without school-age immigrants and the children of immigrants, school enrollment would not have risen at all during the past decade. One in every five students has an immigrant parent. One-quarter of these children were foreign-born themselves. Immigration will account for 96 percent of the future increase in the school-age population over the next 50 years.
If immigration continues at current rates, classrooms will be overcrowded well into the future, and efforts to reduce school and class size will be doomed to failure. For more information on the impact on schools, see the 2004 report from the GAO, Illegal Alien Schoolchildren. In a Current Population Survey done by the Bureau of Labor and Census Bureau, the poverty rate for immigrants was noted to be 50% higher than that for the native-born. In 1996, welfare and Medicaid provided to elderly non-citizen legal immigrants alone cost American taxpayers more than $10 billion dollars, although the actual number is suspected of being much higher. The high poverty rate of illegal aliens will increase the number of people without health care and needing welfare, making health care and welfare reform much more difficult and expensive to address. It is also worth noting that when illegal aliens take jobs from the working poor Americans it also causes more of them to go on welfare. Although a bit dated, for collective impact of illegal immigration on the quality of life in ten selected cities see A Tale of Ten Cities': A Fair Analysis? Given the increase in
immigration since the report was published the impacts are even greater now. For the real-life impact of mass immigration policies in each of the 50 states, examining factors such as poverty, housing, smog, water, schools, land density, labor, traffic, farmland, and health care and other services, see Immigration in Your Backyard To see the consequences of unchecked and out of control immigration policies see The Case Against Immigration, which details the moral, economic social, and environmental reasons for reducing US immigration back to traditional levels. 362 pages. This free book from Numbers USA details how the 500% increase in immigration numbers has played an integral part in destroying middle-class occupations and turning them into minimum-wage jobs. The book describes many occupations where this has happened. It gives special attention to the way the immigration policy of Congress has reduced economic opportunity for Black Americans, deepened the poverty of farm workers, destroyed the health of poultry plant employees and turned many construction, manufacturing and other jobs into low paying "work that Americans won't do." For interesting take on the impact of immigration, both legal and illegal, that ties a lot of these issues together, see the 1995 Testimony to House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration by Dr. Norman Matloff, The Adverse Impacts of Immigration on Minorities, where he notes: "We are indeed a nation of immigrants, with diverse ancestries. In fact, though a stereotypical American would have British ancestors who came to this continent during the 1700s if not earlier, the fact is that rather few of us fit that description. The adventurous spirits of those who came to this country in earlier times contributed greatly to America's success. Immigration continues to add vitality to our society today. Yet conditions have changed significantly from those earlier times, and the current high rate of immigration does have its downsides, one very important class of which is the adverse impact immigration has on minorities. In particular:
Immigration adversely impacts native-born African-Americans. Immigration adversely impacts both native-born and earlier-arriving immigrant Asian-Americans and Latino-Americans. The sharp distinction made by many politicians and political activists between legal and illegal immigration are artificial and unwarranted. The adverse impacts on minorities are due to both legal and illegal immigration. (Except when otherwise qualified, the use of the term immigration in this report will mean both legal and illegal immigration.) The adverse impacts are both economic and noneconomic in nature: increased job competition; lowered wages; reduced opportunities for entrepreneurs; reductions in quality of education and housing; increased exposure to disease. Immigration is resulting in diminished attention being paid to the problems of African-Americans and other native-born minorities. As Model Minority Asian immigrants pour into the country, African-Americans are becoming the Forgotten Minority.
Much worse than U.S. natives, immigrants tend to have racist attitudes toward African-Americans. The U.S., by accepting large numbers of immigrants, is in effect importing racism. Even activists in immigrant communities have publicly conceded that the current influx of immigrants is much higher than their communities can absorb. Poll after poll in recent years has shown that minorities recognize these adverse impacts, and wish for relief, in the form of reduced levels of both legal and illegal immigration. "
The testimony goes on to make a few more points: "Here are some examples of adverse economic impacts on minorities:
Immigrants are entering the U.S. faster than minority communities can absorb them. When asked why most Latino Americans wish to see reduced immigration, Antonia Hernandez, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), explained that "Migration, legal and undocumented, does have an impact on our economy ...[particularly in] competition within the Latino community ... There is an issue of wage depression, as in the garment industry, which is predominantly immigrant, of keeping wages down because of the flow of traffic of people.'' (Ms. Hernandez made these remarks at the Forum on Immigration, UC Davis, March 11, 1994. After the author included this quotation in his oped piece in the Los Angeles Times on September 30, 1994, Ms. Hernandez responded with a letter to the editor in that newspaper on October 12, 1994. There she added, in a remark relevant to the discussion on impacts on African-Americans later in this report, "[MALDEF and other civil rights groups] recognize the truism that immigrants tend to compete economically with the most disadvantaged sectors of the population.'') Numerous case studies in New York's Chinese-American community by sociologist Hsiang-Shui Chen show how the influx of Chinese newcomers-both legal and illegal--reduces employment opportunity for native and earlier-immigrant Chinese, as well as resulting in reduced market shares for established Chinese entrepreneurs
Presumably motivated by similar concerns of job competition, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta testified to a California Assembly committee that "With 1.5 million legalized immigrants living in California, and only approximately 250,000 agricultural jobs in the state, there is no need for additional farm workers.'' ... Studies by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others show clearly that immigration has eroded wages of farm workers.
A 1988 study of the Los Angeles hotel industry by the General Accounting Office found that jobs formerly held by African-Americans were now performed mainly by immigrants. Again, this study was not based on some econometric model. On the contrary, it was a direct report of the hotel owners' actions to break up the largely-Black unions, and replacement by immigrant workers. Studies have shown a similar displacement of Blacks in the restaurant industry, at airports, and so on.
Jack Miles of the Los Angeles Times has found that even Black social workers are being displaced by Latinos. The Blacks hope to keep their jobs by learning Spanish, but this may or may not succeed (Atlantic Monthly, October 1992). Ezola Foster, a Black Los Angeles school teacher, describes a similar situation for teachers (ABC Nightline, March 24, 1995).
The competition for jobs was illustrated in a rather dramatic manner in an article, "Immigrants Split Over Job Scarcity: Legal Residents in Marin Tell INS [Immigration and Naturalization Service] About Illegals,'' in the May 17, 1994 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The lead sentence in the article reports, "A shortage of jobs is provoking cutthroat rivalry among immigrant day laborers in San Rafael's Canal Area, where some [legal immigrants] are getting ahead by turning in their undocumented peers to the INS, authorities say.''
Unfortunately it doesn't end there. As noted in the start of this section, immigration is at an all time high. For other negative impacts on Black-Americans note the following article by Nathan Burchfiel of CNS News: Affirmative Action Helps Immigrants Above Slave Descendants, Study Finds A new study suggests that black immigrants benefit from affirmative action policies in the U.S. more than descendents of slaves or African-Americans who suffered under Jim Crow laws. The findings, published in the American Journal of Education, suggest that the original goal of affirmative action policies - to right past wrongs and provide opportunities to disadvantaged groups - is not being met because the policies focus on race instead of heritage. Written by researchers from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, the study found that while first- or second-generation immigrants make up only 13 percent of the 18- to 19-year-old black population, they comprise 27 percent of black freshmen entering 28 top colleges and universities.
The difference was most startling at the Ivy League level, where immigrant blacks comprise more than 40 percent of the incoming black population. As this section has detailed, the massive immigration, legal and illegal, that has been going on for the last 20 or so years has not, on balance, been good for America. While some businesses have enjoyed better bottom line profits it has been subsidized by the taxpayers and has occurred at the expense of American workers and has especially hit the working poor and uneducated workers. The out of control population growth in the USA, fueled by out of control legal and illegal immigration, will cause the population to double in about 50 years. There are very few things that this will not dramatically impact. Your city will need twice as many freeways or expensive and greatly subsidized mass transportation projects. More people means more infrastructure. We will need twice as many coal and nuclear power electrical utility plants. The water and sanitation systems, as well as waste disposal facilities, will have to double. And on and on it goes. Who is going to pay for all this? Not the immigrants as they are mostly uneducated, will stay that way, and are net receivers of tax money. That means the costs will be borne by the under attack middle class. There is no way around it – tax rates will have to be significantly increased to pay for it. For some new video on the subject from the author of The Case Against Immigration, see: Illegal Immigration and the Numbers Pure & Simple PART ONE and PART TWO For more information on the impacts of illegal immigration on American society see: The Hidden Cost Of Illegal Immigration and California is the Dim Picture of America's Future. For a personal perspective on the dramatic change that is taking place, see Victor Davis Hanson's recent article, Mexifornia, Five Years Later, where he notes: "... During the heyday of multiculturalism and political correctness in the 1980s, the response of us, the hosts, to this novel challenge was not to insist upon the traditional assimilation of the newcomer but rather to accommodate the illegal alien with official Spanish-language documents, bilingual education, and ethnic boosterism in our media, politics, and education. These responses only encouraged more illegals to come, on the guarantee that their material life could be better and yet their culture unchanged in the United States. We now see the results. Los Angeles is today the second-largest Mexican city in the world; one out of every ten Mexican nationals resides in the United States, the vast majority illegally. ... The problem with all this is that our now-spurned laws were originally intended to ensure an (admittedly thin) veneer of civilization over innate chaos—roads full of drivers who have passed a minimum test to ensure that they are not a threat to others; singlefamily residence zoning to ensure that there are adequate sewer, garbage, and water services for all; periodic county inspections to ensure that untethered dogs are licensed
and free of disease and that housing is wired and plumbed properly to prevent mayhem; and a consensus on school taxes to ensure that there are enough teachers and classrooms for such sudden spikes in student populations. ... At the same time, focus has turned more to the U.S.-born children of Mexican illegal immigrants, in whom illegitimacy, school dropout rates, and criminal activity have risen to such levels that no longer can we simply dismiss Mexican immigration as resembling the more problematic but eventually successful Italian model of a century ago. Then, large numbers of southern European Catholics, most without capital and education, arrived en masse from Italy and Sicily, lived in ethnic enclaves, and for decades lagged behind the majority population in educational achievement, income, and avoidance of crime—before achieving financial parity as well as full assimilation and intermarriage. Since 1990, the number of poor Mexican-Americans has climbed 52 percent, a figure that skewed U.S. poverty rates. Billions of dollars spent on our own poor will not improve our poverty statistics when 1 million of the world's poorest cross our border each year. The number of impoverished black children has dropped 17 percent in the last 16 years, but the number of Hispanic poor has gone up 43 percent. We don't like to talk of illegitimacy, but here again the ripples of illegal immigration reach the U.S.-born generation. Half of births to Hispanic-Americans were illegitimate, 42 percent higher than the general rate of the American population. Illegitimacy is higher in general in Mexico than in the United States, but the force multiplier of illegal status, lack of English, and an absence of higher education means that the children of Mexican immigrants have illegitimacy rates even higher than those found in either Mexico or the United States."
Finally, another negative aspect of illegal immigration, that few realize, is the impact it is having on Congressional reapportionment. Remember, the Census Bureau counts all people for determining representative apportionment, not just citizens. As a result, there is a shift of political power going on from the states with lower illegal alien populations to states with higher illegal alien populations as noted in a Center for Immigration Studies article, Remaking the Political Landscape - The Impact of Illegal
and Legal Immigration on Congressional Apportionment, as detailed in the chart to the right. Note the 18 seat swing from mostly rust belt to sun belt? You can expect more of this after the 2010 census, if we continue counting foreign nationals for congressional representation - something I'm sure the founders did not intend when they put the enumeration requirement in the Constitution. All this is massive collateral damage from a "victimless crime" so we can save ten cents on a head of lettuce. Next Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Economic Costs Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Abuse Of The Guest Worker Program
Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Economic Costs As noted in previous sections, the economic impact of illegal immigration covers a wide stratum, including the costs for the collateral impact of crime, traffic accidents, education, health care, and the infrastructure. The ADDENDUM of this report contains even more. As detailed in Importing Poverty: Immigration and Poverty in the United States: A Book of Charts the bottom line is that illegal immigration brings in a tremendous number of poor, unskilled, and uneducated people along with all their inherent problems. As noted in a KGTV report, Illegal Immigration Could Cost Taxpayers Trillions, "The influx of illegal immigrants has effectively "imported about 10 million high school dropouts into the United States," said Robert Rector, a senior research fellow in welfare and family issues for the Washington, D.C.-based think tank." While a smaller percentage than most countries, the US has our own resident poor and uneducated to take care of and, as rich as the country is, we simply can not support all the poor and uneducated who want to come here. One can understand why Mexicans, the largest component of illegal aliens, come to the U.S. In Mexico, they are typically paid only $5.00 per day for their labor. When wages for Mexican workers rise, the peso is conveniently devalued to keep Mexico competitive with foreign countries like China and India. The owners of Mexican businesses often keep their money in dollars in American banks and escape the devaluation of their currency. Between that and the thoroughly incompetent government, the common people are forever doomed to poverty. Without a revolution in Mexico, America is their only hope. Unfortunately, the results of revolutions in countries to our south generally are not good.
At this point it is worth noting that Mexico is not a resource-poor country. Mile for mile, it has natural resources that are among the richest in the world and it is a net exporter of oil. It is, however, a corrupt country which is one of the main reasons why there are so many poor people wanting to flee to the USA for economic opportunities. However, just being poor or wanting to come here is not a valid reason to violate the national sovereignty of the United States. If so, most of the world would be here. While we already devote considerable resources to our resident poor, the USA does not have the resources for all the world's poor. An article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated that Mexicans living in the U.S. send between $6 and $8 billion back to their families every year, making them the thirdbiggest legitimate force in the Mexican economy, after oil and tourism. Additionally, US taxpayers pay for all the direct and indirect costs of "housing" the Mexican illegal aliens. In essence, it's an unofficial form of foreign aide. Mexico isn't about to control its borders, since Mexicans fleeing their country for work in the U.S. send plenty of money back to their own country. While the $6-8 billion number is often quoted, a fairly recent story in The Brownsville Herald, Banks seek stake in billions sent home, notes that some estimates place the amount of dollars going south in 2006 will be $45 Billion, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004. Regardless of the amount, all that money is leaving the US economy and not creating additional job opportunities here. Additionally, all that money represents jobs Americans used to have. Have you heard about the Social Security Proposed Totalization agreement with Mexico? Me neither, before starting the investigation for this report. Somehow it neglected to get reported in our local paper and TV news. As reported by Bruce Barton in Totalization Sell-Out: What You Don't Know will Cost You: "... the Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration (Jo Anne Barnhart) and her Mexican counterpart concluded the U.S.-Mexican Totalization Agreement. This agreement had to be in place prior to the administration's second term and its all-out offensive for Social Security reform. This agreement would allow illegal aliens working in the U.S. to qualify for Social Security benefits with as few as six coverage credits, as opposed to the 40 now required of American workers.
Additionally, illegal workers could qualify for partial benefits after only 18 months (working illegally and with a false identity), while the American worker would still have to work 10 years in order to vest in the program. Lastly, families and dependents of illegal workers would be entitled to benefits as dependents and survivors, even if not residing in the U.S. ... The Social Security Administration's estimate is that only about 50,000 Mexican workers (both legal and illegal) will enter the program in its first year at a cost of $78 million. This ignores the fact that presently there are an estimated 5 to 6 million undocumented Mexicans now in the American workforce. In 2004, the SSA did a study and determined that there were up to 800,000 mis-matched social security accounts, many of which were workers using non-work social security cards, or worse, using stolen social security numbers. Meanwhile, estimates of the SSA are that by 2050 only 300,000 Mexican workers in the U.S. would be in the system at a cost projection of $650 million annually. Among its negative findings, the GAO summarized its report this way: "Under the Social Security Act, all earnings from employment in the United States count towards earning social security benefits, regardless of the lawful presence of the worker, his or her citizenship status, or country of residence. Immigrants [both legal and otherwise] become entitled to benefits from unauthorized work if they can prove that the earnings and related contributions belong to them. However, they cannot collect such benefits unless [or until] they are either legally present in the United States [hence the Administration's Guest Worker Program], or living in a country where SSA is authorized to pay them their benefits. [Hence an SSA office in Mexico City] Mexico is such a country." This is so outrageous one would think it was an urban legend being spread over the internet. Unfortunately, this one is true. Also see Critics say Social Security deal would give billions to Mexicans by Michelle Mittelstadt of the Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau where she reports "Federal officials insist it would cost only $105 million for the first 5 years." Right. Only if the cost overruns were deducted from their pay and Social Security. Oops, Congress and dimwitted bureaucrats are never held accountable and Congress exempted themselves and all Federal employees from the Social Security System. They both have a MUCH BETTER retirement plan – funded by taxpayers of course. To see what the The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) says about it see the WND article, Social Security billions could go to Mexicans, where the League notes: "It represents a sell-out of American workers and their families," the group's analysis said. "Such a one-sided pact with its enormous financial risks should never have been negotiated in the first place." Also see Totalization is a Bad Idea, by Representative Ron Paul of Texas.
If you want to see an actual copy of the Totalization Agreement, forced out of the Government bureaucracy by the TSCL by-the-way, go here. In the opinion of this writer, such a scheme almost dwarfs the irresponsibility of allowing unfettered illegal immigration. In any case, a 2004 study from the Center for Immigration Studies, The High Cost of Cheap Labor - Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget, was one of the first to estimate the impact of illegal immigration on the federal budget. Based on Census Bureau data, the study estimates that households headed by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they paid in taxes in 2002. These figures are only for the federal government; costs at the state and local level are also significant. The study also notes that if illegal aliens were given amnesty, the fiscal deficit at the federal level would grow by nearly $29 billion. Note that number is only for the direct costs and does not count all the indirect costs of the collateral damage being inflicted. If the Government says the deficit will grow by $29 billion, you can be confident that the actual amount will end up much greater. In any case, just the education costs are greater than that much of a deficit however the politicians conveniently ignore that most of those costs are borne by the states. At this point it is worth noting that Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post reported in Cost of Senate Immigration Bill Put at $126 Billion: "The Senate's embattled immigration bill would raise government spending by as much as $126 billion over the next decade, as the government begins paying out federal benefits to millions of new legal workers and cracks down on the border, a new Congressional Budget Office analysis concludes. Law enforcement measures alone would necessitate the hiring of nearly 31,000 federal workers in the next five years, while the building and maintenance of 870 miles of fencing and vehicle barriers would cost $3.3 billion. Newly legalized immigrants would claim nearly $50 billion in federal benefits such as the earned income and child tax credits, Medicaid, and Social Security." Amazingly, it seems that few people want to ask WHY we should be paying for illegal aliens to stay in the US. Steven Camarota notes in a Judicial Watch Special Report, New Fronts in the Immigration Battle: "All the research suggests that the reason illegal aliens create large fiscal [deficits] for the country is not their legal status, but rather their educational attainment. Sixty percent of illegals are thought not to have even a high school education, another twenty percent, a high school education only. All the research suggests that people with relatively little education make relatively little money in the modern American economy ...[As] a consequence, they tend to pay relatively little in taxes, even if they are legal and on the books.
At the same time, [these individuals] tend to use a fair amount in public services, reflecting their lower incomes. I estimate illegals pay about $16 billion a year to the Federal Government in taxes ... the difference between what they pay in taxes and use in services is about $10 billion. So right now the net drain on the Federal Government alone from illegal families is about $10 billion. If we began to legalize [these individuals] and they began to pay taxes and use services like legal immigrants with the same level of education, the net fiscal drain would roughly triple to nearly $30 billion." The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has a fairly recent article, The Estimated Cost of Illegal Immigration, where the net number is put at $24.4 Billion. However, as noted, some experts say almost twice that much is being sent out of the country and just the education and traffic accident costs are more than that. As this paper has detailed, just the education costs could be as high as $34.5 billion. That and just $10 billion in services minus the $16 billion in taxes is a net drain is $28.5 billion, not $10 billion. Add in the collateral damage from crime and traffic accidents, as well as lost wages and the number really soars. The aforementioned KGTV report, Illegal Immigration Could Cost Taxpayers Trillions, notes: "The National Academy of Sciences estimated that each immigrant will result in a $100,000 net annual cost to taxpayers." If that is the case then illegal immigrants are costing the country TRILLIONS of dollars, which is, of course, the point of the KGTV report. As far as the author of this report has determined after many hours of searching, there is no official calculation of all the direct and indirect costs of illegal aliens. As referenced in this report, there is a piece here and a piece there but NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. In any case, when you add up all the direct and indirect costs it would not surprise me if the amount exceeded $100 billion, per year. If the data for the costs of crime is correct, and the traffic accidents participation turns out to be as great as some indicators point to, then the number could easily exceed $200 billion. Using the $200 billion figure and 300,000,000 million people in the US, that would be $667 for every person in the United States. However only 136,000,000 file taxes, and of those about 44,000,000 pay no taxes leaving about 92,000,000 actual taxpayers. For them, illegal immigration could be costing each taxpayer about $2,174 each. In states with high percentages or concentrations of illegal aliens the amount is even higher. At $2,174, that amount would buy a head of $5.96 per head of lettuce every day of the year. What could you do with an extra $2,174? So much for a "victimless crime." However, regardless of the economic costs, how can you put a cost on the Americans being molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens? Next Section: The Costs Of Illegal Immigration Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: American Infrastructure
The Costs Of Illegal Immigration This report has attempted to highlight The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration that the MSM is not reporting on and bring to light the massive amount of collateral damage in terms of Americans that are being ripped off, infected, molested, killed, and murdered as a result of our out of control immigration policies. This section contains a summary of the collateral damage highlighted in this report along with the annual costs when known. Before we do that, however, let us digress for a moment in the way of remembrance. On September 11, 2001, a handful of illegal alien terrorists with a plan and the will to carry out that plan, killed 2,752 Americans. The Center for Contemporary Conflict notes in Economic Costs to the United States Stemming From the 9/11 Attacks: "The September 11 attacks inflicted casualties and material damages on a far greater scale than any other terrorist aggression in recent history. Lower Manhattan lost approximately 30 percent of its office space and a number of businesses ceased to exist. Close to 200,000 jobs were destroyed or relocated out of New York City, at least temporarily. The destruction of physical assets was estimated in the national accounts to amount to $14 billion for private businesses, $1.5 billion for state and local government enterprises and $0.7 billion for federal enterprises. Rescue, cleanup and related costs have been estimated to amount to at least $11 billion for a total direct cost of $27.2 billion." The report goes on:
Insurance. The losses from the terrorist attacks for the insurance industry (including reinsurance) are estimated at between $30 and $58 billion with the main uncertainty concerning liability insurance. ... Following the attacks, most primary insurers have increased their premiums and curtailed or dropped altogether coverage for terrorism-related risk. ... Overall it is estimated that commercial property and liability insurance rates have been raised by 30 percent on average. Airlines. The United States' airline industry was already in a weak financial position before the attacks with rising debt ratios and falling returns on investment. Even with cutbacks in service of the order of 20 percent and significant government support, airline passenger traffic has apparently remained below normal, 100,000 layoffs have been announced and employment in October and November fell by 81,000 (almost 8 percent). Equity valuations compared to the overall market illustrate these difficulties. The U.S. airline sector has lost around 20 percent of its relative value since September 10. Tourism and Other Service Industries. Other industries have also been badly affected, such as hotels, tourism, automobile rentals, travel agents, and civilian aircraft manufactures. For example, hotels have reported higher vacancy rates and employment in the sector as a whole fell by 58,000 (about 3 percent) in October and November. Relative equity values for hotels and leisure facilities are off by around 15 percent.
Increases in security and military spending. ... Additional spending of $48 billion was proposed for national defense (an increase of 14 percent from the previous year). In addition the President asked Congress for an appropriation of $38 billion for homeland security, compared to $20 billion spent in 2001.
Note that the numbers do not count the cost of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Regardless, considering the number of people carrying out the attack, the number of people killed, and the economic damage inflicted, it was probably the most successful attack in the history of the world. The first section of this report, TERRORISM, details that fact our open borders and lack of a REAL ID will facilitate the next attack by illegal alien terrorists. Next time the costs, human and economic, could be far greater. Rather than using planes, imagine a nuke being set of in NYC. The collateral damage from illegal alien terrorists is just one aspect of The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration. As this report has detailed, there are many other aspects which are occurring right now, today, in your communities and which could affect you and your family. All of this collateral damage has personal and economic costs. This report has not even attempted to cover all the damage but has focused on the damage with tragic personal consequences. A summary of the dark side of illegal immigration and the resulting costs, when known, is as follows. Note the many of the costs are unknown because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT and some may be future costs that will be imposed on America due to our lax enforcement and security of today. DARK SIDE of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION 45,008 illegal aliens from countries on the U.S. list of state-sponsors of terror or from countries that protected terrorist organizations and their members were released into the general public between 2001 and 2005 despite the fact that DHS couldn't confirm their identity. Ultimate costs are unknown. Remember 9/11? The Border Patrol arrested 39,215 "other-than-Mexicans," along the Southwest border. In 2004, the number jumped to 65,814. DHS admits they only catch an estimated 1/3 of the border crossers. Ultimate collateral damage costs of the ones not caught are unknown. Some sources say that bin Laden purchased several suitcase nukes from the Chechen rebels in 1996. Allegedly several of these weapons have been forward deployed to the US in preparation for al Qaeda's next attack on American soil. Ultimate costs are unknown. According to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference, preparations are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps for attacks on American schools that will bring "rivers of blood and staggering body counts." Ultimate costs are unknown. Illegal aliens are enormously involved identity fraud. Costs are unknown. Illegal aliens are involved in a plethora of other criminal activities including such crimes involving methamphetamine, cocaine, home invasion, auto YEARLY COSTS
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insurance fraud, life insurance fraud, food stamp fraud, mortgage fraud, auto theft, drug trafficking, prostitution, and counterfeiting documents. Costs are unknown. At the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities. Mac Johnson estimates that illegal aliens murder between 1,806 and 2,510 people in the U.S. annually, an average of 2,158 murders. (Representative King states illegal aliens are responsible for 4,380 murders) According to FBI Estimates on Number of Arrests in 2005 in the United States and applying a straight 5% of population representation, illegal aliens would have committed 704,709 crimes in 2005. Based on an average of $25,000 per crime, the costs would be $17.6 billion. Some estimates have their involvement much higher. Based on a GAO report of 55,322 illegal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities during 2003 and extrapolating the average number of offenses out across all 267,000 incarcerated illegal alien criminals results in some 1,288,619 crimes! Based on an average of $25,000 per crime, the costs would be $32.2 billion. Another estimated 240,000 criminal illegal aliens are not incarcerated. Professor David Anderson reports that the net annual burdened costs of crime, in 2006 dollars that would be $1.62 TRILLION. A 5% illegal alien participation would be $81 BILLION. Some studies indicate the participation of illegal aliens is much higher than representation. 80,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes still walk the streets. As previously noted, based on studies, those illegal alien criminal will commit 13 offenses each. Total costs are unknown. An estimated 2,258,550 pounds of cocaine made it through the southern border with an estimated street value conservatively estimated $72.2 BILLION. Resulting costs of the associated crime is unknown. Assume 50% is paid for through crime. There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. Those are just the ones apprehended. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals. Resulting costs are unknown. Researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute, reports that the illegal alien population includes 240,000 sex offenders – a "conservative estimate." Based on studies, they will commit 130,909 sex crimes annually. Using $50,000 as the average total economic impact, resulting costs are: 63% of the sexual crimes, 82,473 victims, were committed by previously deported perverts who returned to commit the crime. Using $50,000 as the average total economic impact, this would be $4.1 BILLION - more than the cost of a proper border fence along the southern border. . Operation Predator resulted in 6,085 child predator arrests. Some pedophile statistics report that each pedophile molests average of 148 children. If so, that could be as many as 900,580 victims. Resulting costs are unknown.
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Gangs Or Us estimates that MS-13 has over 15,000 members and associates in at least 115 different cliques in 33 states, and these numbers are ? continually increasing. .Resulting costs are unknown. In one report, mostly illegal alien Hispanics were involved in 25% of the fatal traffic accidents, an astounding 5 times as much participation as representation. In those accidents, 75% of the drivers had no auto ? insurance, nearly all of the vehicles driven by migrants were registered to other drivers, and 93% of the vehicles had false out-of-state tags. Resulting costs are unknown. Illegal aliens are often involved in DWIs at a rate that is 3-6 times greater ? than their representation in the population. Resulting costs are unknown. At a 5% representation, illegal aliens are responsible for 844 alcohol related fatalities. Data suggests their participation is actually far higher. (Rep.King states that illegal aliens were responsible for 4,745 alcohol related fatalities. ? If so, that would 5.6 times as many deaths as representation.) Resulting costs are unknown. Based on NHTSA data and a 5% participation rate, illegal are responsible for 309,050 accidents, 2,132 deaths, 139,400 injuries, and a cost of $11.5 $11.5B billion. Data suggest their involvement is much higher, maybe 3-5 times higher. Half of all children born to Hispanic Americans in 2002 were illegitimate, twice the rate for American whites and 42 percent higher than the overall ? American rate. Rates are suspected of being even higher for Hispanic illegal aliens. Resulting costs are unknown. There are an estimated 5.1 million ESL students in the USA. If 90% of the ESL students are children of illegal aliens then the education costs for $34.5B children of illegal aliens is about $34.5 billion per year. Many illegal aliens are carrying horrific third world diseases. In the 40 years prior to 2002, there were only 900 total cases of leprosy in the US. In the following three years there have been 9,000 cases. TB is epidemic in many illegal alien communities and a new Multiple-Drug-Resistant (MDR) TB is ? spreading. Each person infected with TB will infect 10 others. Treating a single case of MDR TB costs between $250,000 and $1,200,000 per person. Resulting costs are unknown. Between March 2000 and March 2005, only 9 percent of the net increase in jobs for adults went to people born in the US but natives accounted for 61 percent of the net increase in the overall size of the 18- to 64-year-old ? population. The jobs were taken mostly by illegal aliens, displacing native born Americans. Resulting costs are unknown. The National Academy of Science reported that from 1980 to 1995 there was a 44% of the decline in the real wages of high school dropouts as a result of immigration. This affects Black and Hispanics Americans the greatest and is ? a great contributor to the high unemployment rate in this segment of the population. Resulting costs are unknown. Harvard Professor George Borjas has reported that illegal aliens displaced $133B American workers at a cost in excess of $133 billion dollars in 2005.
The Wall Street investment firm Bear Stearns states we are losing $35 billion $35B a year in income tax collections from jobs that are now off the books. National Academy of Sciences study estimated that immigration's net benefit to the American economy is only $10 billion. This item is included to illustrate one of the very few real economic benefits of tolerating illegal -$10B aliens. Most of the other benefits of illegal aliens "doing the work that Americans won't" at lower wages goes into the pockets of their employers. A Rice University study calculated that in 2006 the net annual cost of legal and illegal immigration will add up to $108 billion. Illegal immigration is $54B about half the total. The population of the USA recently crossed the 300,000,000. At the present growth rate, it will hit 400 million as early as 2029 and about 500 million in ? 2050. And if things don't change real fast, maybe even a Billion by 2075. Additional infrastructure costs will be in the TRILLIONS. Immigration will account for 96 percent of the future increase in the schoolage population over the next 50 years. Cost to the infrastructure is ? unknown. A recent report notes that illegals sent and estimated $45 Billion south in 2006, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004. That money $90B leaving the economy does not produce secondary jobs here. Using a 2:1 money multiplier, that is $90 billion removed from the American economy. A Census Bureau study estimates that households headed by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they paid in taxes in 2002. These figures are only for the federal government; costs at the state $10-29B and local level are also significant. The study also finds that if illegal aliens were given amnesty, the fiscal deficit at the federal level would grow by nearly $29 billion. Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post states "The Senates embattled immigration bill would raise government spending by as much as $126 billion $12.6B over the next decade, For much more information on the costs of the collateral damage of illegal immigration see the ADDENDUM. While some of the costs summarized above are subsets, e.g. cost of the murders as part of the cost of crime, as you can see the economic costs of tolerating illegal immigration is quite considerable. You are paying for it in terms of higher taxes, insurance premiums, et cetera. Some estimates place the net costs of each illegal alien in the country at $50,000 – $100,000. (FYI: 12,000,000 X $50,000 = $600,000,000,000) When the all the indirect costs are factored in, it is probably even higher. In any case, it is a cost that YOU are paying for. Even saving ten cents on a head of lettuce, how much lettuce would that buy? Regardless, What price do you put on each American who has been molested, raped, killed, or murdered by an illegal alien?
Next Section: Should We Grant An Amnesty? Previous Section: Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Economic Costs
Should We Grant An Amnesty? "Amnesty" and its related "Guest Worker Program" are the Government and MSM solutions for what to do with the illegal aliens that are in this country. It is worth noting that usually a "Guest Worker Program" is often nothing more than "amnesty" by another name. Besides the fact that neither an "Amnesty" nor a "Guest Worker" program would correct any of the collateral damage from the dark aspects of illegal immigration that are detailed in this report, we all know that rewarding bad behavior only encourages more of it. This is just more common sense that the President and Congress seem to lack. Unfortunately the problem of even recognizing there is a problem starts at the top as noted in White House compares illegal immigration to speeding. Is it any wonder that amnesty is proposed? In any case, we specifically found that out after our first amnesty program, as all it did was spur more illegal immigration. In case you are not aware of it, Congress has passed 7 amnesties for illegal aliens starting with Reagan's "one time" amnesty bill in 1986. By any measure, it can be concluded that all were The amnesty program that tried and failed with the end results being that we have a far greater illegal alien problem than before the amnesty programs! As reported by Heather MacDonald in a recent article, Amnesty Lessons, Europe has found it out too. In any case, amnesty is very unfair to the hopeful millions who are on the waiting list, following the rules, and the many more millions who would like to come to the USA but who don't happen to live near or have access to the porous southern border. In fact it could be argued that allowing amnesty for the illegal Hispanic aliens is discrimination against non-Hispanics who want to come too. In discussing amnesty it is worth noting that when President Bush and most members of Congress, talk about "guest worker programs" they are basically talking about a "blanket amnesty" program – the same thing that was been done in the past, proven to be unworkable, and a great contributor to the existing problem. Nothing changes when they throw a piddling penalty payment into the mix. How many government programs have you known of where the name is not actually representative of and often opposite to the real intent of the program?
In any case, why do the Government's programs fail? Probably because they don't believe the problem is serious which results in not making the tough and politically incorrect decisions that would involve securing the border and denying sanctuary to illegal aliens. If not that then we start getting into more serious motivations such as they are all nothing more than career politicians pandering to whatever crowd that will get them re-elected and the good of the country be damned. That would actually be an improvement on the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) motivations, a topic discussed a bit further down in this report, where they are basically selling out this country. Regardless, as detailed in this report, the collateral damage being inflicted by our toleration of illegal immigration is very serious and is growing. More and more Americans are being ripped off, infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered every day and basically little is being done about it. As noted multiple times in this report, NOBODY is keeping track of the collateral damage inflicted on America by illegal aliens. Unfortunately, you can not rely on the MSM to report the facts and the government is basically lying about and/or concealing the problem. When the government does look into the illegal immigration problem and doesn't like what they find they ignore their own findings and keep the results from the American people. As an example, a Judicial Watch Special Report, U.S. Border Patrol Survey Analysis - Detailing the U.S. Government's Polling of Apprehended Illegal Immigrants, on the Southern Border in January 2004, reports: Executive Summary President Bush's "temporary guest worker" proposal of January 7, 2004 was broadly interpreted as an illegal immigration amnesty program around the country and abroad. The Bush administration ordered the U.S. Border Patrol to survey apprehended illegal immigrants concerning President Bush's proposal. The results indicated that President Bush's proposal had actually lured greater numbers of illegal immigrants to violate the law. Politically inconvenient and/or potentially embarrassing data from the Border Patrol survey resulted in the Bush administration calling off the survey on January 27, 2004. The U.S. government never released a report based on the survey. The White House directed Homeland Security Public Affairs Officers to deliberately withhold information from the public and the media about the Border Patrol survey and a related spike in illegal immigration. The Bush administration mislead Americans for political purposes. The White House approved talking points included:
Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals. Do not provide statistics on apprehension spikes or past amnesty data.
While the Border Patrol's unscientific survey and its aborted execution may not provide a comprehensive picture of the relationship between President Bush's immigration
proposal and illegal immigration, the initial data is deeply disturbing. Analysis of the raw data from the survey forms indicates:
45% crossed illegally based on rumors of a Bush administration amnesty. 63% received Mexican government or media information supporting the notion of a Bush administration amnesty. 64% previously entered the United States illegally. 80% desired to apply for amnesty. 66% desired to petition for family members to join them in the U.S.
Conclusions "President Bush's proposed "temporary worker program" was broadly interpreted as an amnesty offer to illegal immigrants. A spike in illegal immigration following President Bush's speech was surveyed as a priority intelligence requirement for a three-week period by the Border Patrol. Survey results were politically unfavorable to the Bush administration, who ordered the survey stopped. The White House directed public affairs officers to withhold information in order to mislead the public and stave off potential political embarrassment. The government only produced records material to the survey once Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit in federal court. The government continues to withhold additional records concerning this matter. Judicial Watch will continue to pursue this case and other illegal immigration matters, and report facts to the American people, as part of its mission as a public interest education foundation." While this paper will not attempt to analyze any proposed government "amnesty" or "guest worker" programs, keep in mind that the devil is in the details, and while Congress and the President talk, or don't talk as the case may be, the illegal flow keeps gushing in. The faucet is broken and water is squirting up like Old Faithful and our elected officials just look at each other and want to talk about how good the water running out the door is for the grass. It is time for the nation to rise up and say "Turn the water off and clean up the mess!" When you hear Congress talking about solving the "problem" with the President's "guest worker" program, ask yourself how that will stop illegal alien criminals from coming across the border? How will a guest worker program stop terrorist who want to murder as many American school children as they can? How will a guest worker program prevent terrorist from smuggling a nuke across the porous southern border? Remember, as it is now, the government does not even track crimes by foreign nationals, i.e. illegal aliens, or guest workers. More illegal alien criminals becoming "guest workers" will only result in more unintended consequences of more collateral damage – something we already have too much of.
If you want to find out the real scoop about the government's "amnesty" and "guest worker" programs contact the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus. Regardless, it is time for the voters to ask the politicians proposing amnesty and expanded guest worker programs: Exactly how many Americans are YOU are willing to allow to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? Next Section: The North American Union And The Security And Prosperity Partnership Previous Section: The Costs Of Illegal Immigration
The North American Union And The Security And Prosperity Partnership In doing this report, I came across and learned about all sorts of things that I was never aware of. Two are the North American Union (NAU) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). Never heard of them? Neither had I until I started this paper. After doing some research on it, I believe they are important enough to mention. I didn't really have a place to put it but since they very well could be the darkest aspect of illegal immigration and are basically the mother of all amnesty programs I put this section here. Note that most in the Govt, and MSM, and even many in the alternative media, dismiss the existence of both or, when they do acknowledge them, they refer to them as "study groups" for one thing or another. While it sounds like "Black helicopter" and "conspiracy theory" stuff, the axiom of "Where there is smoke there is fire" usually has an element of truth. Having spent a number of hours following various facets and seemingly unrelated and benign aspects and then connecting the dots, I fear that the NAU and SPP are a gathering storm and could ultimately end up causing far more damage than illegal immigration. In fact the NAU and SPP, or the spirit behind them, may be the reason behind why so little is being done about illegal immigration. The following are a few salient comments about the NAU and SPP. If you are a worker for a US manufacturer, a longshoreman or a truck driver you might want to pay real close attention. As often the case, the devil is in the details: The first thing to establish is that the movements are real. For that see Judicial Watch Releases Pentagon Records from "North American Forum" Meetings - Defense
Secretary, Senior Military and Staff Met with Mexican & Canadian Officials over "Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment" which notes: (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released documents obtained November 2006 under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). The documents concern the participation of NORTHCOM Commander, Admiral Timothy Keating, NORTHCOM Political Advisor Deborah Bolton, and Plans, Policy & Strategy Director Major General Mark Volcheff in a meeting of the "North American Forum" at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada on September 1214, 2006. A similar request for records concerning forum participation by then-Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and his entourage is still pending with the Pentagon. The records include: 1) Proposed comments for Admiral Keating's speech to the North American Forum; 2) Presentation outlines with handwritten marginal notes and comments from Ms. Bolton; 3) Policy papers; 4) Biographic sketches of participants; and, 5) Notes from Major General Volcheff. The North American Forum presentations discussed immigration and border enforcement; full economic and energy integration including infrastructure and transportation; a North American investment fund; and common customs and duties. The idea of a carbon tax was raised as a means to combat so-called global warming. References to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) occur throughout the documents. The notes for the presentations document the need to overcome popular opposition to North American integration: "To what degree does a concept of North America help/hinder solving problems between the three countries?... While a vision is appealing working on the infrastructure might yield more benefit and bring more people on board (‘evolution by stealth')." For some additional information, see: A North American United Nations? by Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas on 8-30-06: "According to the U.S. government website dedicated to the project, the SPP is neither a treaty nor a formal agreement. Rather , it is a 'dialogue' launched by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco, Texas in March, 2005. What is a 'dialogue'? We don't know. What we do know, however, is that Congressional oversight of what might be one of the most significant developments in recent history is non-existent. Congress has had no role at all in a 'dialogue' that many see as a plan for a North American union. According to the SPP website, this 'dialogue' will create new supra-national organizations to 'coordinate' border security, health policy, economic and trade policy, and energy policy between the governments of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. As such, it is but an extension of NAFTA- and CAFTA-like agreements that have far less to do with the free movement of goods and services than they do with government coordination and management of international trade. . . ."
Bush Administration Erases U.S. Borders With Mexico and Canada, by Jerome Corsi, Human Events, 6-28-06 where it was reported: "The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), signed by President Bush with Mexico and Canada in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005, was fundamentally an agreement to erase our borders with Mexico and Canada. As I have documented below, the SPP "working groups" organized within the U.S. Department of Transportation are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada designed to accomplish the open borders goal incrementally, below the radar of mainstream media attention, thereby avoiding public scrutiny. Congress is largely unaware that SPP exists, let alone knowledgeable about the extensive work being done behind the scenes by the executive branch to advance the agenda articulated by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to establish a North American Union as a new regional super-government by 2010. ... The SPP working groups' organized within the U.S. Department of Transportation are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada designed to accomplish the open borders goal incrementally, below the radar of mainstream media attention, thereby avoiding public scrutiny. Congress is largely unaware that SPP exists. ... Also found in the June 2005 "Report to Leaders" is that the SPP working groups organized in DOC are reporting to three U.S. cabinet secretaries: Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Comparable cabinet-level working groups are referenced to government websites in Canada and in Mexico. More than 20 working groups are identified in the June 2005 "Report to Leaders" and decisions have been made to open U.S. borders and skies to virtually unlimited "migration" and trade from Canada and Mexico." WorldNetDaily, 9-26-06. Government documents released by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the Bush administration is running a 'shadow government' with Mexico and Canada in which the U.S. is crafting a broad range of policy in conjunction with its neighbors to the north and south ... The documents clearly reveal the SPP, working within the U.S. Department of Commerce, is far advanced in putting together a new regional infrastructure, creating a 'shadow' trilateral bureaucracy with Mexico and Canada that is aggressively rewriting a wide range of U.S. administrative law, all without congressional oversight or public disclosure." North American Union Escapes Scrutiny, by Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch: "Judicial Watch uncovered documents that shed new light on the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,' announced by President Bush, former Mexico President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin on March 23, 2005. The expressed goal of the partnership is to create 'a safer, more prosperous North America'
through enhanced cooperation ... Critics, however, charge that it is a veiled attempt to erase the borders between the countries, creating a 'North American Union' much like the European Union, with a common currency ... " The NAFTA Superhighway, by Representative Ron Paul of Texas: "... The proposed highway is part of a broader plan advanced by a quasi-government organization called the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America," or SPP. The SPP was first launched in 2005 by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco. The SPP was not created by a treaty between the nations involved, nor was Congress involved in any way. Instead, the SPP is an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments. One principal player is a Spanish construction company, which plans to build the highway and operate it as a toll road. But don't be fooled: the superhighway proposal is not the result of free market demand, but rather an extension of government-managed trade schemes like NAFTA that benefit politicallyconnected interests. The real issue is national sovereignty. Once again, decisions that affect millions of Americans are not being made by those Americans themselves, or even by their elected representatives in Congress. Instead, a handful of elites use their government connections to bypass national legislatures and ignore our Constitution-- which expressly grants Congress the sole authority to regulate international trade. The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union--complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether. North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA, by Jerome Corsi: "In every area of activity, the SPP agenda stresses free and open movement of people, trade, and capital within the North American Union. Once the SPP agenda is implemented with appropriate departmental regulations, there will be no area of immigration policy, trade rules, environmental regulations, capital flows, public health, plus dozens of other key policy areas that the U.S. government will be able to decide alone, or without first consulting with some appropriate North American Union regulatory body. At best, our border with Mexico will become a speed bump, largely erased, with little remaining to restrict the essentially free movement of people, trade, and capital." "From an industry perspective, NASCO is one of the organizations supporting various north-south corridors identified to facilitate NAFTA trade. NASCO has absorbed the former North American International Trade Corridor Partnership, a non-profit group organized in Mexico with similar goals of internationalizing U.S. highways into a NAFTA structure to facilitate trade with Mexico and Canada. The North American Inland Port Network (NAIPN) is also listed as a NASCO partner. NAIPN functions as a NASCO sub-
committee to develop "inland ports" along the highway corridors "to specifically alleviate congestion at maritime ports and our nation's borders." ... According to the 4,000-page draft environmental impact statement, the plan is to build a 4,000-mile network of new super-highways that will be "up to 1,200 feet wide (at full build-out) with separate lanes for passenger vehicles (three in each direction) and trucks (two in each direction), six rail lines (separate lines in each direction for high-speed rail, commuter rail, and freight rail), and a 200-foot wide utility corridor." Controversy Erupts Over NASCO and the NAFTA Super-Highway, by Jerome Corsi:
"On March 11, 2005, TxDOT signed a definitive agreement with Cintra Zachry, a limited partnership formed by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructures de Transport in Spain and the San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Co. "to develop the Oklahoma to Mexico/Gulf Coast element of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-35). This agreement calls for the Cintra-Zachry limited partnership to pay Texas $1.2 billion "for the long-term right to build and operate the initial segment as a toll facility." The initial TTC-35 segment is scheduled to be built roughly parallel to I-35 between Dallas and San Antonio. The final public hearings are scheduled in Texas for July and August. While construction contracts have yet to be finalized, Cintra-Zachry presumably holds those rights as a result of the $1.2 billion payment to Texas, as described in the March 11, 2005, contract. The timeline published on the Trans-Texas Corridor website envisions final federal approval by the summer of 2007, with the construction of the first TTC-35 segment to follow immediately afterward. The plan to create a North American Union as a regional government in 2010 is directly stated only in the May 2005 task force report, "Building a North American Community." Still, we must examine how the Security and Prosperity Partnership signed by President Bush with Mexico and Canada in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005, is being implemented. We find that government offices such as the Security and Prosperity Partnership working groups being organized within the U.S. Department of Commerce are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada consistent with the goal of fulfilling the CFR's dream to bring about a North American Union by 2010."
Point of View, Commentary by Kerby Anderson, 10-20-06: The Texas segment (known as the Trans-Texas Corridor) will begin construction next year ... In April 2006, TxDOT released a 4000-page Environmental Impact Statement that describes a corridor that will be 1200 feet wide (the size of four football fields). It will parallel Interstate 35, and be five lanes north and five lanes south (3 cars, 2 trucks). In the middle will be pipelines and rail lines. It will also have a 200-foot wide utility corridor. The corridor will start in Laredo, Texas, run past Austin to the TexasOklahoma border. However, the plans ultimately call for building some 4,000 miles of highway-railway-utility super-corridors throughout Texas over the next 50 years, using some 584,000 acres of what is now Texas farm and ranchland, at an estimated cost of $184 billion ... This NAFTA superhighway will connect with ports in Mexico (specifically Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas) for NAFTA trade. The plan is to ship containers of cheap goods produced by under-market labor in China and the Far East into North America via Mexican ports. From the Mexican ports, Mexican truck drivers and railroad workers will transport the goods across the Mexican border with Texas. Once in the U.S., the routes will proceed north to Kansas City along the NAFTA Super-Highway, ready to be expanded by the Trans-Texas Corridor and NAFTA railroad routes being put in place by Kansas City Southern." Jerome Corsi, Human Events, 6-26-06: "What is NASCO? It is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that functions as a trade association and sometimes lobbying group for the public and private entities that are members. NASCO is an acronym for North America's SuperCorridor Coalition ... According to the groups' website, NASCO is 'dedicated to developing the world's first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor.'... The city of Kansas City, Mo, and the Kansas City SmartPort are both listed on the NASCO website as NASCO members. The Kansas City Area Development Council has directly confirmed that the Kansas City SmartPort intends to build a Mexican customs facility to facilitate out-going traffic headed to Mexico ... The Kansas City SmartPort brochure could not be more explicit: 'Kansas City offers the opportunity for sealed cargo containers to travel to Mexican port cities with virtually no border delays. It will streamline shipments from Asia.'" Kansas City Star, 7-18-06: "This spring, city officials signed off on a 50-year lease for the Mexican facility, with an option for 50 more years. . . . The council earlier this year earmarked $2.5 million in loans and $600,000 in direct aid to SmartPort, which would build and own the inland customs facility and sublet it to the Mexican government through agreements with U.S. Customs and Border Protection ... The Mexican government would have no significant investment and would occupy the customs facility operation rent-free ... SmartPort set up the deal to avoid imposing any expenses on Mexico above its ordinary border costs ... SmartPort meanwhile is seeking a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to purchase high-tech gamma-ray screening devices for drive-through inspections of truck cargo ... Confusion and secrecy have been hallmarks of the ambitious project. At the outset, Gutierrez and others have said the customs
facility would be sovereign Mexican soil similar to a foreign embassy. This has changed." Here is report from Accuracy in Media worth reading: U.S. Borders: Going-Going-Gone! Also see House Resolution 487. The NAU and SPP are scary stuff – even if only partly true. Did the proposed new North American currency, the "Amero" make your paper? No? Read about it here: London stock trader urges move to 'amero' - Says many unaware of plan to replace dollar with N. American currency. With the continuing devaluation and looming collapse of the dollar it might be a done deal. For more information on the NAU and SPP, Borderless Continent and Stop SPP are good places to start. Go to Stop the North American Union and Treason Abounds to really get into it. Regardless of the NAU and SPP, illegal immigration is a big problem now. Next Section: Recipe For Disaster: How To Destroy America Previous Section: Should We Grant An Amnesty?
Recipe For Disaster: How To Destroy America When contemplating the previous thoughts on illegal immigration, here is the transcript of a speech given by ex-Colorado Governor Dick Lamm at a population conference in Washington DC in 2004 to consider: I Have a Plan to Destroy America I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, lets destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and they all fall, and that "an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide." here is my plan: 1. We must first make America a bilingual-bicultural country. History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon ---- all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.
2. I would then invent "multiculturalism" and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal: that there are no cultural differences that are important. I would declare it an article of faith that the black and hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds. 3. We can make the United States a "hispanic Quebec" without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: ... the apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically, and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together. I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with a salad bowl metaphor. It is important to insure that we have various cultural sub-groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than Americans, emphasizing their similarities. 4. Having done all this, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated - I would add a second underclass, un-assimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% drop out rate from school.
5. I would then get the big foundations and big business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of Victimology. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was all the fault of the majority - I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.
6. I would establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would "Celebrate diversity." "Diversity" is a wonderfully seductive word. It stresses differences rather than commonalities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other-that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse," peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together, and we can take advantage of this myopia. Look at the ancient Greeks. Dorf 's world history tells us: The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic Games in honor of Zeus and all Greeks venerated the shrine of Apollo at Delphi. A common enemy Persia threatened their liberty. Yet,
all of these bonds together were not strong enough to overcome two factors . . . (local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions . . .) If we can put the emphasis on the "pluribus," instead of the "unum," we can balkanize America as surely as Kosovo. 7. Then I would place all these subjects off limits - make it taboo to talk about. I would find a word similar to "heretic" in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like "racist", "xenophobe" that halts argument and conversation. Having made America a bilingual-bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of "Victimology", I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra - "that because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good." I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact.
8. Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson's book "Mexifornia." This book is dangerous - it exposes my plan to destroy America. So please, please - if you feel that America deserves to be destroyed - please, please - don't buy this book! This guy is on to my plan. "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the Spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that Spectrum." - Noam Chomsky, American linguist and US Media and Foreign Policy critic. It sounds like Dick Lamn hit the nail on the head. However, the question we need to be asking ourselves and members of Congress is: Why is the plan to destroy America being implemented? Next Section: Border Security And The Border Fence Previous Section: The North American Union And The Security And Prosperity Partnership
Border Security And The Border Fence As detailed throughout the previous sections of this report, much of the problem of illegal aliens is a direct consequence of little to no border security. If nothing else, proper border security would prevent all the "previously deported" illegal aliens from simply returning and committing more of the collateral damage. Remember, some estimates put previously deported illegal aliens as being responsible for 60-65% of many of the crimes. Just eliminating that would be worth the expense.
If closing the borders and enforcing immigration laws are not important to you then I would suggest you go get the movies United 93, True Lies, and The Peacemaker from Blockbuster or NetFlix. In these movies Hollywood actually got it right, and is almost prophetic in True Lies. Then read Osama's exploits south of border -AlQaida in league with Mexican radicals in plot to penetrate U.S., says MI6 report and No place to run and consider some of the more serious consequences of open borders in a post 9/11 world. If you still need some convincing, go back up to the TERRORISM, VIOLENT CRIMES, SEXUAL CRIMES, GANG CRIMES, and DISEASES sections and start clicking on the references and links. If you are a "bottom line" person go to the SUMMARY of COSTS of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION section and start figuring out how much of the costs are being paid by you and your family. As this paper has documented, the borders are very porous and any meaningful border security is basically non-existent across much of our borders making it a fairly simple process to break into the United States. Millions of peasants are doing it now. How tough do you think it would be for trained terrorists?
In a speech by Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Michael Chertoff on September 11, 2006, Five Years Later, he stated "Our number one defense against terror involves the perimeter, keeping dangerous enemies from entering the United States of America."
While DHS and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) are doing a better job, by that admission we are in big trouble.
How bad are we actually doing and what is the current risk? See The Five Years War: Public Safety versus Special Interest for some rather discouraging insight. Currently, millions of illegal immigrants are simply strolling across the borders and into the United States. This paper has documented the massive collateral damage being inflicted on the American people and society by our "open border" policies and tolerance of this illegal activity. The President and Congress take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Allowing illegal aliens to wantonly defy our borders and laws is an abrogation of responsibility.
Hopefully, it won't take the NY or Washington DC subway system being contaminated with a nuclear or biological agent or Dallas, Phoenix, LA, NYC, or Washington DC going up in a mushroom cloud before our Government starts taking their responsibilities seriously and secures the border. Maybe if the politicians who are responsible for securing the border and ensuring domestic tranquility thought Bin Laden planned on nuking Washington DC while Congress was in session, they might just start taking their responsibilities seriously. If not and if it actually happens, we can re-elect politicians who finally will. Regardless, border security starts with having secure borders where we can know and control who is coming into the United States. As illustrated by the pictures above, there is little to no physical border security along much of the United States' international borders. This has allowed illegal immigrants, including terrorists, to simply stroll across the border to gain access to the United States. A significant improvement in the situation in San Diego was made with the construction of the 14 mile San Diego dual fence, as shown below.
Contrast this border fence with the pictures of actual parts of the border in the paragraphs above. What were the results of installing some serious physical border security in San Diego? Upon completion of the "San Diego Primary Fence," it quickly reduced apprehensions at the Imperial Beach Station by about 80% with similar reductions noted at the Chula Vista station. However, apprehensions at other nearby stations doubled as much of the illegal immigration simply went around the fence. It was only when additional enforcement measures, manly manpower and detection support equipment, was added did traffic at those stations decline, although not as significantly as that achieved with better fences.
However, just like when you squeeze a water balloon in one place it bulges out in another, so the illegal alien traffic simply went other places, as noted in the following chart:
Pictures & graphs from CRS Report Border Security: Barriers Along the US International Border As proposed by We Need a Fence, and similar to the "three fence barrier" recommendations made by Sandia Laboratories in the CRS Report, maybe this is the kind of border security we need, although without the barbed wire roll on the southern side to be "politically correct":
In any case, acoustic listening devices would need to be embedded in the road in all areas with infrastructure on the Mexican side of the fence to detect for tunneling under the fence. Similar border security fences in Israel have reduced terrorist attacks by up to 95%. Applied uniformly on the southern border, they would reduce the border transgressions of the common illegal alien even more and catch a similarly high percentage of "the really bad" border crossers. For details on the proper way to have border security, see Israel's Security Fence. Why do we need such a formidable border fence? Because illegal alien criminals, gang members and potential terrorists are simply waltzing across the unmanned and/or lightly patrolled portions of the border. Furthermore, as this paper has detailed, and again as recently noted in Mecklenburg jailers find over 900 illegal immigrants since April, a high percentage of the ones that are deported simply come back in. 68 of 128 (53%) in this case, prompting Sgt. Daniel Stitt to comment, "We didn't realize it would be to this magnitude." Although NOBODY that I am aware of is studying it, but as some of the studies referenced in this report would seem to indicate, I would bet that the deported recidivist illegal alien criminals have a higher rate of returning than the average "only doing the work Americans won't do" deported illegal alien. While I do not know what the record is, as referenced earlier in this report, one illegal alien criminal had been previously deported SEVENTEEN times. How much manpower and enforcement costs were expended on just that one illegal alien? Part of the reason that deported illegal aliens return is because many that are deported are hard core criminals and, as the notorious bank robber Willy Sutton is reported to have once said, "That is where the money is." Like a bad penny, many keep showing up again and again. As noted in the previous paragraphs, while the two fence, Sandia/SanDiego border fence dramatically reduced overall illegal crossings of the border where the fence was installed, it did not completely eliminate it. A notable portion of the more dedicated illegal aliens still made it across. What category do you suppose career criminals, gang members, and terrorists would be in? Remember, when terrorists smuggle a nuke across the border and vaporize your city it will be too late to start FINALLY building proper border security. If we started today, a proper physical border security along the 1,951 mile long USMexico border will take a few years to build, even if we only built the 850 or so currently identified "critical miles." In the meantime, the illegal flow keeps gushing in. Once the decision to build the fence is made and publicized, a "last chance" stampede will start. To stop the existing flow and mitigate the surge before the fence is finished we must immediately and dramatically increase the physical presence of the INS on the border. Since the vastly increased manpower requirement will only be temporary until the fence is built, this should be accomplished through the use of National Guard and/or military
units. The latter might take changes in existing law but may need to be done to combat the foreign invasion. This action must be taken now. Each day we delay results in another few thousand illegal aliens entering the country, including gang members, hard core criminals, sexual predators, and terrorists. But you say, "I thought we started building a border fence!" Not so. Passing the Secure Fence Act to build much more fencing and funding the actual building of the complete fence are two different things. For more information on that, see Vincent Gioia's October 2006 commentary, The Mexican Border Fence Hoax. As this paper has detailed, there are currently hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal aliens roaming the streets committing mayhem on US citizens. Many were previously deported, often multiple times, and they simply walked back in. Without such a formidable barrier the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is woefully undermanned to enforce border security. As noted in the aforementioned CRS report, a fence is a "force multiplier." If you are still not convinced that we need some serious physical border security, go back up to the CRIMINAL sections and start clicking on the links or go to the ICE Public Information News Releases and start perusing the press releases. Remember, until finally caught, the illegal alien criminals were in your city and neighborhood and the ones caught are only a small portion of the criminal illegal aliens still out there, with more pouring across each day. When you or your family are victims it will be too late. In 2005 illegal alien criminals committed at least 704,709 crimes. The actual number may be three times as high. You can expect as many crimes in 2007. While some of the perpetrators were in the USA as a result of VISA violations, at least 60% of those crimes are a direct result of no border security. When you or your family are victims it will be too late. It is also worth noting that a humane side affect of having robust border security barrier is that it will eliminate all the deaths from illegal aliens dying in the desert as they try to sneak across some rather inhospitable areas of the SW border. See: 460 border crossers died in past year. Posters on fence tell of 3,600 found dead in 11 years. The December 2006 report from the Congressional Research Service, Border Security: Barriers Along the US International Border, provides some costing for the fencing. The report notes that, excluding the costs of land acquisition, the Army Corp of Engineers estimates that the double layer Sandia type fence like what was installed in San Diego would cost about $1.3 million per mile. The CBO estimates the construction costs to be $3 million per mile. The DHS constructed the 14 mile San Diego fence at a cost of $127 million but some serious mitigating circumstances (environmental assessments, legal appeals, lengthy delays, a big canyon, etc) over the last 4.5 miles heading to the Pacific soaked up $96 million of that meaning that the first 9.5 miles cost $3.3 million a mile. Averaging out the four estimates of 1.3, 2.8, 3.0 and 3.3 million per mile we get $2.7 million per mile. Thus 850 critical miles would cost $2.3 billion and all 1,951 miles would
cost $5.3 billion, although one should expect a much longer fence to cost less on a per mile basis thus lowering the total costs some. If one assumes an average of two border patrol agents per mile, three shifts per day, with a 50% overhead for weekends, vacations, supervision, et cetera, to patrol all 1951 miles you would need a staff of 17,559. At an average burdened cost of $75,000 each that would be $1.3 billion per year. Maintenance and up-keep at $500,000 per mile would cost $976 million per year for a total operating cost of $2.3 billion per year. Even doubling that is only $4.6 billion per year. Since all 1,951 miles do not need such serious fencing and patrolling, a lower number of miles would be proportionally less. 850 miles, as an example, would only cost about $1 billion a year to man and maintain. However, as the information from the San Diego fence detailed, the illegal aliens will only go around any serious fencing meaning that all or most of the 1,951 miles will eventually need to be secured. As detailed earlier in this report, in 1980 there were only 9,000 incarcerated illegal alien criminals in federal, state, and local facilities. In 2003 there were 267,000. For the sake of argument, let us assume that there were no increases of illegal alien prisoners from 1980 through 1986, when Reagan's "one time" amnesty bill was enacted, since it was supposed to stop the flow of illegal aliens into the US. Let us also assume that since 2003 there have been no more additional illegal alien prisoners and that there was a linear growth of the number of illegal aliens incarcerated from 1986 to through 2006. . With all these "low ball" assumptions, that means we still have had 2,709,000 more man years of illegal alien incarceration, over and above the assumed 9,000 in 1986 when we weren't supposed to have any more. At $25,000 per year incarceration costs that means we have already spent $67.7 BILLION more on incarceration than we otherwise would have had, if we had simply kept all the additional illegal alien criminals out - something Reagan's amnesty deal , with border security and enforcement provisions, was supposed to have done. Unfortunately, our Government neglected the "security and enforcement" part of the "deal." Again, assuming no additional illegal alien prisoners, something that is highly unlikely, the total incarceration costs are going up by about $6.7 billion per year. That number is greater than the cost of building, operating and maintaining a fence today. So, as it turns out, not enforcing border security and building the fence in the first place was penny wise and pound foolish. As this report has detailed, however, the yearly collateral costs of illegal immigration do not stop at the incarceration costs and in fact FAR EXCEEDS the cost of FINALLY building the fence and incorporating proper border security. As a reminder, besides the $6.7B yearly incarceration costs the total yearly economic impact of illegal alien crime costs somewhere between $14.4 and $50 billion or more and may be as high as $150 billion; accidents caused by illegal aliens cost at least $11.5
billion and maybe 2-3 times as much; and the education costs for illegal alien children is about $34.5 billion. Per year. Add in the costs for, welfare, social programs, medical costs, et cetera and you have another $100 billion or so. PER YEAR. Still think the fence "costs too much?" While a fence would not do anything for the 267,000 or so incarcerated illegal aliens that we currently have due to Presidential and Congressional malfeasance, it would allow that number to decline as they complete their sentences and are deported. It would also dramatically reduce the number of crimes being committed by illegal criminals as about 60% of the crimes committed by illegal aliens are committed by illegal aliens that were previously deported. It would also dramatically stop the illegal alien invasion. The President and Congress are spending enormous amounts on the collateral damage of tolerating illegal aliens but they won't spend the money to protect you from it happening in the first place. We have spent hundreds of billions fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq, with a loss of about 3,000 American soldiers with many more being injured. Part of the reason for this is that we would rather be fighting terrorist THERE than HERE. Yet, at the same time, we are tolerating the invasion on the southern border which has resulted in far more Americans being injured and killed by illegal aliens than the TOTAL casualties and injuries fighting the war on terror since 9/11, including the 2,752 Americans killed on 9/11. Every year. Which gets the most press? We send a carrier task force to the Persian Gulf in a futile attempt to persuade potential terrorist states to behave. Yet for the cost of one carrier we could build a fence along the entire southern border. For the yearly costs of just operating that carrier and its air wing, let alone the accompanying task force, we could man and maintain that fence. How many Americans has Iran molested, raped, killed, and murdered versus how many Americans have illegal aliens molested, raped, killed, and murdered? What are our priorities? So rather than demand Congress spend a paltry few billion dollars out of a three trillion dollar budget: Exactly how many Americans are YOU willing to allow to be molested, raped, killed, and murdered to tolerate illegal immigration? Since the fence is nothing more than a cost-benefit tradeoff:
What price do YOU put on each child molested? What price do YOU put on each woman who is raped? What price do YOU put on each American that is killed? What price do YOU put on each American that is murdered? What price do YOU put on a US city being vaporized?
Next Section: Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem Previous Section: Recipe For Disaster: How To Destroy America
Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem WHAT TO DO? The very first thing you need to understand is that if you support reducing immigration and stopping illegal immigration you are not in the minority. In fact, according to a 2006 Zogby poll, archived here, you are in the vast majority as noted in the following table.
See the article for the rest of the poll results. The MSM haven't been telling you this stuff. While Americans overwhelming believe something should be done about out of control immigration, legal and illegal, the MSM, our President and elected officials almost all take an opposing view. Why? In this section I will propose specific solutions for what needs to do to solve the problem. Actual things you can do to facilitate the solution are addressed in the ACTION section.
While there are many ideas and strongly differing views on "what to do," we must recognize that any program that rewards illegal aliens who have broken the laws of the United States with citizenship is undeserved and unwarranted amnesty, regardless of "what" it is called. That said, what are we to do with the 12+ million illegal aliens currently in the country? If 12 million is a problem, then 25 million is a much bigger problem. When a water pipe breaks in your house, the very first thing you do is to shut off the water and then the mess is cleaned up. This is common sense that most in the Government seem to be missing. Illegal immigration must be treated in the same way. This requires two different set of actions: first slowing down and ultimately preventing entry and then making it harder for existing illegal aliens to live and stay in the US while simultaneously "encouraging" many to go home as well as deporting others. Before that can happen, it first means recognizing that there is a problem. Unfortunately, many people, including those in the MSM, business, and Government, regardless of party affiliation, don't seem to think there is a problem. As this paper as detailed, there is a dark side of illegal immigration that is inflicting massive human and economic costs on America. If you don't think the collateral damage being inflicted is worth saving ten cents on a head of lettuce it is now your responsibility to convince others because doing something about it will require significant changes in attitudes amongst the powers that can actually do something about it. Basically, it comes down to having the will to enforce the law and solving the problem. Political correct measures, such as a "guest worker program," will not solve the problem nor will they do much to reduce the collateral damage. As Heather MacDonald noted in Illegal Immigration Myths "the threat of enforcement must be credible." Former US Congresswoman Barbara Jordan from Texas (1973-1979) and Chair, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform gave testimony on February 24, 1995, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. She stated: " To make sense about the national interest in immigration, it is necessary to make distinctions between those who obey the law, and those who violate it. Therefore, we disagree, also, with those who label our efforts to control illegal immigration as somehow inherently anti-immigrant. Unlawful immigration is unacceptable. We believe that employer sanctions can work, but only with a reliable system for verifying authorization to work. Employers want to obey the law, but they are caught now between a rock and a hard place. The current system is based on documents. An employer must either accept those documents, knowing that they might be forged, and thus live with the vulnerability to employer sanctions for hiring someone presenting false identification.
We on the Commission believe strongly that it is in the national interest for immigrants to become citizens for the right reasons, not the wrong ones. We want immigrants to be motivated to naturalize in order to vote, to be fully participating members of our polity-to become Americans. We don't want to motivate law-abiding aliens to naturalize just so that they can get food stamps, health care, job training, or their homes tested for lead. ...deportation is crucial. Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave. The top priorities for detention and removal, of course, are criminal aliens. But for the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process. ... Finally, the Commission recommends better border management. Far more can and should be done to meet the twin goals of border management: deterring illegal crossings while facilitating legal ones. But we have to recognize both goals." How far have we come from that attitude? And would you believe that Congresswoman Jordan was a Democrat? Maybe Congresswoman Jordan, herself an African-American, understood that illegal immigration hurts poor Americans and the Black minority the most. As noted in a Heritage Foundation report, Alternatives to Amnesty: Proposals for Fair and Effective Immigration Reform: "Immigration reform should be a matter of national priority. To be successful, reforms must include a comprehensive package of measures to reduce illegal entry into the United States as well as to reduce the current population of unlawfully present persons. The cornerstone of any such initiative must be a fair and practical program for repatriating foreign persons who are illegally present in the United States." Interestingly, the US once got very "tough" on illegal immigration. As noted in Wikipedia, in 1954: "... the burgeoning numbers of illegal immigrants prompted President Dwight D. Eisenhower to appoint his longtime friend, General Joseph Swing, as INS Commissioner. According to Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower had a sense of urgency about illegal immigration immediately when he took office. In a letter to Sen. William Fulbright, Eisenhower quoted a report in The New York Times that said: "The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government." Thus Operation Wetback began in California and Arizona and coordinated 1,075 Border Patrol agents along with state and local police agencies to mount an aggressive crackdown, going as far as police sweeps of Mexican-American neighborhoods and
random stops and ID checks of "Mexican-looking" people. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. 488,000 people fled the country for fear of being apprehended. By September 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas and, all told, the INS estimated that 500,000 to 700,000 illegal aliens had left Texas voluntarily. If Ike was concerned then, I wonder what he would think now? While new millennium sensibilities and enlightenment probably excludes such actions today, preventing entry requires more border security, including a physical barrier to keep out non-citizens who do not respect the rule of law and sovereignty of the United States and who are wantonly ignoring our borders. This is not much different from locking the front door on your house to keep criminals from simply strolling in and helping themselves to whatever they want. However, in this case many of those criminals also want to molest and rape the women and children. Border security must be the highest priority because if a few million illegal aliens who simply want to work in the USA can gain access then so can many hundreds of thousand illegal alien criminals who want to prey on US citizens, as well as a few hundred thousands of illegal alien sexual predators, and, of course, a few thousand illegal alien terrorists whose motive is to kill as many Americans as they can. As it is now, all three are happening. Regardless, border security is mandatory to keep the previously deported illegal aliens, often the hard core criminals and sexual perverts, from simply returning after they actually are deported. As referenced earlier in this report in the various examples of horrific crime and traffic accidents, a large percentage were caused by an illegal alien who had been previously deported. Routinely the perpetrator had been deported multiple times and often many, many times. As noted in 2,179 Illegal Immigrants Arrested Half Have Criminal Records; About 800 Have Been Previously Deported the current situation is more like a merry-go-round than any viable national border security. Even illegal aliens who are caught selling false documents and who are deported, turn back up in the same place a few months later. While border security and enforcement has had some improvement, as noted in Fact Sheet: ICE Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2006, there is still a long, long way to go. We need a proper Border Fence. NOW! Without proper border security most of whatever else we do will be either futile or very inefficient. As noted in a Judicial Watch article, Criminal Illegals Live Freely in U.S. when the Government finally gets around to actually doing something to enforce immigration laws it can be quite successful. The article notes: "It took six years after the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history for the government to finally complete the crucial database that has so far only been used in three states and is vehemently opposed by immigrant rights groups that claim it will lead to racial profiling. But statistics, anecdotes of success and local police tell a much different story.
In only a few months the database has helped capture 130 illegal immigrants in Southern California who would have otherwise been released on bond for their repeat offense as well as 6,700 jail inmates. A recent example is the case of a previously deported Mexican man with a violent record who lived freely in Southern California. He was arrested for trying to rob a car and when his fingerprints were scanned into the federal database, police instantly determined his criminal past, which includes convictions for child molestation and grand theft auto. The Los Angeles County Sheriff said that without the new federal database, a criminal such as this would have been freed on bail as deputies waited for hours for federal and state officials to do a background check. The same would happen in thousands of other cases, according to an official who said "these people would be undetected and released if we didn't have this capability." As this paper has detailed, when we catch these people and finally get around to deporting them, even after they have been incarcerated for a time, most simply return. We need the fence! In the meantime, we need to recognize that illegal aliens do not have the rights and privileges of American citizens. With the current exception of illegal aliens' children born in the United States, they are all lawbreakers and many are taking advantage of services provided to citizens, making them not much different than common thieves. They are owed nothing and should not be treated differently than any other criminal that is taking things that do not belong to them. The fact that most come to the US illegally for economic reasons does not change the fact that they violated the sovereignty of the United States and jumped ahead of all the millions who are following our immigration laws. Americans play by the rules. Few of us would tolerate a line jumper if we are waiting in a queue to buy concert tickets so why should we allow it for illegal aliens? In researching and writing this report, I have read or reviewed a few thousand websites, articles, columns, and position papers. Over 1,000 are referenced in this report. As one individual, I have put together some thoughts on solving the problem. While only a few are original, as most were taken from or influenced by those sources, they are all part of an integrated, cohesive, realistic and comprehensive offering that addresses all aspects of illegal immigration. Some, like serious border security will take a bit of money and time to implement. However, even then, the costs are well worth it, given the damage that is being inflicted. It is actually the delay in getting serious and started that is even more costly as every day more Americans are being molested, raped, killed and murdered. However, some of my proposed solutions are fairly simple and low cost to implement and will have an immediate affect on reducing the massive collateral damage that is only growing larger with each passing day.
In any case, to discourage illegal aliens from being in the United States we must adopt policies and procedures that hinder violation of our borders laws while simultaneously making it more difficult for illegal aliens to stay. If we limit the job opportunities we dramatically reduce the incentives to violate our sovereignty for all the illegal aliens that are coming to "only doing the work that Americans won't do." If many of the existing illegal aliens go home on their own accord we solve the problem of needing to round them up and deport them. As noted earlier, a "get tough" attitude and approach will encourage many of the "non-criminal" illegal aliens to leave of their own accord. These two axioms will greatly reduce the collateral damage that is being inflicted on American citizens and free up law enforcement resources to track down the illegal alien criminals, gangsters, and perverts who won't leave without the heavy hand of the law coming down on them, catching and deporting them. In any case, we must be fed up with the current situation enough to do something about it. Accordingly: 1. We need to recognize that the battle against potential domestic terrorism and the illegal alien invasion can not be won without having immediate and trusted verification of whether or not somebody is in the US legally. Trusted identification is also required by employers. The most common method of identification, the driver's license, is too unreliable to be used nationally as many states do not require proof of citizenship. To see how secure your state's license is see Coalition for a Secure Driver's License. As previously noted in the Traffic Accidents section, illegal aliens flock to states such as North Carolina with minimal documentation requirements to get driver's licenses. It is also worth noting that most of the 9/11 terrorists had driver's licenses, in fact many had multiple driver's licensees from different states. In fact, altogether the 19 terrorists of 9/11 were holding 63 state driver's licenses. As Lars Larson and others have proved, anybody can get a Maticular Consular ID Card.
The US Border Patrol says that the Matricula Consular Card is Worthless as an ID.
The FBI says that the Matricula Consular Card is Worthless as an ID. See the Testimony of Steve McCraw, Assistant Director of The Office of Intelligence, FBI Before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims on Consular ID Cards. Some states, notably the ones providing "sanctuary," and the Mexican Government want to make these Matricula Consular cards, which are nonverifiable as to the identity of the individual, legal ID. However, they are so lax that Bin Laden could get one and then use it to get a U.S. drivers license and drive the streets of America casing the next big hit.
To see if your bank accepts this bogus identification, as well as ones that don't, go to US Banks that accept Illegal Alien IDs. If your financial institution is not on the list ask. Change your bank if they accept this Mickey Mouse ID. To correct this problem now, Congress has the power to disallow use of any foreign ID, except a passport, to be used for any interstate activities, including banking. If you don't think they are controlling banking now, try taking more than $10,000 in cash through customs. Since the Interstate Highways are also under the dominion of the Federal Govt. that could also include State Driver's Licenses if the driver wants to drive on the Interstates. In affect, this is a national ID card but, like it or not, times have changed and 9/11 changed everything. Having the current and mostly worthless ID cards we use now won't do you a whole lot of good if you are killed by illegal aliens terrorists when they nuke New York City or when you lose your job because you are making too much money. In any case, currently our Social Security number is already a de-facto national ID card but the card is too easy to counterfeit and the number is too hard to verify. Thus, we need an easily verifiable, non-counterfeitable SSN card,
including picture and biometric data, and legislation that makes it mandatory for doing work and receiving benefits in the USA. These provisions need to be incorporated into the REAL ID provisions of Public Law P.L. 109-13 which prohibits Federal agencies from accepting State-issued driver's licenses or identification cards unless such documents are determined to meet minimum security requirements. We also need to be able to provide employers with a quick means for verifying the validity of a SSN card. States that reject the REAL ID should lose all Federal Highway funds. If they don't give a damn who is driving on their roads, let them pay all the costs for building those roads. At this point it is worth noting that the Use of fake documents by illegal workers on the rise so "the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office has started a program to help identify illegal workers. Under the Pilot Employment Verification Program, participating employers put a worker's reported name and Social Security number onto an Internet site to make sure the data matches and the number is legitimate. It's free and voluntary and has been available to employers in all 50 states since December 2004. Still, only 12,000 of the United States' 12 million employers take part, according to industry officials, and the program has its weaknesses." If MasterCard can provide immediate and trusted verification, what is the problem? We also need to immediately shut down the counterfeit document rings in the US such as the one operated by the Castorena-Leija Sanchez Organization which has revenue estimated to be in the $300 million range, annually, which is a LOT of false ID papers. Not being able to get jobs, drivers' licenses and bank accounts will cause many illegal aliens to go home. 2. Any state, city, or municipality that receives federal funding of any sort shall be required to cooperate with DHS and ICE and enforce the immigration laws under Sec. 133 of the 1996 immigration reform act. Not cooperating, ignoring enforcement, or providing "sanctuary" is aiding and abetting criminals and should result in the cessation of all federal funds targeted for law enforcement activities and a proportional reduction of all other social welfare funds based on the percentage of illegal aliens reported on the previous US Census. If a. state, city, or municipality wants to be a "sanctuary" let them pay for it. However, it is unjust to pass the subsidized costs to the other taxpayers who are being molested, raped, killed, and murdered as a result of such sanctuary policies. This means that we need to get really serious about enforcing immigration violations. As reported by Heather MacDonald in The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave: "Some of the most violent criminals at large today are illegal aliens. Yet in cities where the crime these aliens commit is highest, the police cannot
use the most obvious tool to apprehend them: their immigration status. In Los Angeles, for example, dozens of members of a ruthless Salvadoran prison gang have sneaked back into town after having been deported for such crimes as murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and drug trafficking. Police officers know who they are and know that their mere presence in the country is a felony. Yet should a cop arrest an illegal gang-banger for felonious reentry, it is he who will be treated as a criminal, for violating the LAPD's rule against enforcing immigration law. The LAPD's ban on immigration enforcement mirrors bans in immigrantsaturated cities around the country, from New York and Chicago to San Diego, Austin, and Houston. These "sanctuary policies" generally prohibit city employees, including the cops, from reporting immigration violations to federal authorities. Such laws testify to the sheer political power of immigrant lobbies, a power so irresistible that police officials shrink from even mentioning the illegal-alien crime wave. "We can't even talk about it," says a frustrated LAPD captain. "People are afraid of a backlash from Hispanics." Another LAPD commander in a predominantly Hispanic, gang-infested district sighs: "I would get a firestorm of criticism if I talked about [enforcing the immigration law against illegals]." Neither captain would speak for attribution. ... Meanwhile, millions of illegal aliens work, shop, travel, and commit crimes in plain view, utterly secure in their de facto immunity from the immigration law." No more sanctuary will cause many illegal aliens to go home. 3. We need to increase the penalties for hiring illegal aliens and direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to vigorously enforce the existing laws, including taking action against employers. While everybody knows that certain industries routinely hire illegal aliens, remarkably few employers are ever prosecuted. As noted by CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, since 2001, out of five and a half million employers in the U.S., only 318 have been fined for hiring illegal aliens. In 2004, only three employers were fined. While the problem has already been bad over the last decade, and growing worse, the Government has done little about it as noted in the following chart from a Bear Stearns report, The Underground Labor Force is Rising to the Surface:
A simple step in the right direction that could be done NOW is to change the rules at the SSA regarding duplicate SSNs. Right now, incredibly, fifty people could be using the same SSN and hardly anything is done. Much of the ID fraud and illegal employment could be dramatically reduced if Congress required the SSA to immediately notify both employers and individuals when a duplicate SSN is being used. If American Express can provide immediate and trusted verification, what is the problem? As noted in Illegal immigrants steal identities to get jobs: "Of 231 million Wage and Tax Statements (W2s) filed by employers during tax year 2004, 8 million did not match. (This figure is not exclusive to identity fraud. It also includes numbers that did not match for different reasons, such as name changes). Californians owned 29 percent of those mismatches, the greatest number of any state. "It is identity fraud," said Beth Givens, director of Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that helps consumers with privacy rights issues." Again, much of the ID fraud and illegal employment could be dramatically reduced if Congress required the IRS to immediately notify both employers and individuals when a duplicate SSN on a W2 is being used. Right now, today, neither the IRS nor the SSA are very cooperative in preventing the fraud as noted in a April 2006 report, Agencies won't share immigration evidence, where it was noted:.
"Two federal agencies are refusing to turn over a mountain of evidence that investigators could use to indict the nation's burgeoning workforce of illegal immigrants and the firms that employ them. Last week, immigration cops trumpeted the arrests of nearly 1,200 illegal workers in a massive sting on a single company, but they admit that they relied on old-fashioned confidential informants and an unsolicited tip to get their investigation going. It didn't have to be that hard. The IRS and the Social Security Administration routinely collect strong evidence of potential workplace crimes, including names and addresses of millions of people who are using bogus Social Security numbers, their wage records and the identities of the bosses who knowingly hire them. But they keep those facts secret. "If the government bothered to look, it could find abundant evidence of illegal aliens gaming our system and the unscrupulous employers who are aiding and abetting them," said Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz." How prevalent is the false documentation and how easy should it be to catch? See the ICE new release where it was reported: "ICE agents arrest seven managers of nationwide pallet company and 1,187 of the firm's illegal alien employees in 26 states. Roughly 53 percent of the firm's employees during 2005 had invalid / mismatched Social Security numbers. ... The affidavit further alleges that approximately 53.4 percent of the Social Security numbers contained on the IFCO Systems North America Inc. payroll of roughly 5,800 workers during 2005 were either invalid, did not match the true name registered with the Social Security Administration for that number, or belonged to children or deceased persons. The Social Security Administration sent at least 13 written notifications to IFCO headquarters about such discrepancies on its payroll records in 2004 and 2005, the affidavit alleges." But it was too hard for the SSA to pick up the phone and call DHS with "we have identified a problem." How much do the two Government agencies know? As reported in The Secret List of ID Theft Victims, in 2002 the SSA knew about 9 million mismatched SSNs. While some are from valid mistakes, name changes, marriages, et cetera the vast majority are as a result of illegal aliens. As an interesting aside, this number would also indicate that the illegal alien population is far higher than most government agencies and immigration friendly sources admit.
As it is now, the IRS comes after YOU for back taxes owed on the seven jobs you were simultaneously working at in different cities and not paying any taxes on because you were also declaring twelve dependents. Employers also need to be held more accountable for verifying Social Security numbers and immigration status before hiring and be put on notice that hiring illegal aliens is simply not acceptable. If stiff fines won't work then some jail time will. We did it with Martha Stewart and Enron executives who violated the law and ripped off shareholders, why not employers who are violating the law, taking advantage of illegal aliens, denying employment at a fair market wage to citizens, and passing the bill for subsidized illegal workers to taxpayers? A rip-off is a rip-off. Even when one of the largest companies in the United States, Wal-Mart, was found to be knowingly hiring illegal alien cleaning crews, and paying them a lower wage, they did not get fined. If DHS would arrest a few senior Wal-Mart executives rather than some IFCO Systems North America Inc supervisors maybe something would actually get done. Thus employers who are egregiously violating the law need to be vigorously prosecuted and fined to put the "fear of God" into other employers who are violating existing laws. This will also level the playing field for those companies in industries with a high percentage of illegal alien workers who are trying to play by the rules. Most people who can not speak English and who are applying for a job are most likely illegal aliens. Legal immigrants in the same situation will have proper documentation. There is nothing in the Constitution that defines "not speaking English" as a protected status. This is not rocket science. No jobs will cause many illegal aliens to go home. 4. Welfare programs are for citizens and certain designated legal immigrants. If one can not prove that you are legally entitled to welfare it should not be given. While seemingly harsh, it is also unjust to put the burden on the taxpayers. Let the many illegal immigrant supporters pick up the tab through private and charitable giving until the illegal aliens return home. There is nothing stopping them from sharing their home with illegal aliens. The social programs designed to help American citizens are now being abused to provide services to illegal aliens. This is both drawing them here and enabling them to stay here. No more welfare will cause many illegal aliens to go home. 5. To keep the US from being balkanized by different languages, English should be declared the official language of the United States and all government communications should be exclusively in English.
It is a requirement for citizenship to be able to read, speak and understand English. The only non-English speaking people in the country should be either tourists or legal immigrants. Both of those groups will have proper documentation and when a legal immigrant doesn't have their papers they are the only "undocumented immigrants" in the US. Everybody else is a tourist, citizen or an illegal alien. As noted by a Pro-English article, Since when is speaking English "discrimination?": "Executive Order 13166 says that any entity which receives federal funds must provide whatever services it offers in any foreign language spoken by anyone likely to receive those services. It says failure to do so is likely to constitute "discrimination on the basis of national origin" as prohibited by Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights law. Signed by President Clinton on August 11, 2000, the order directs all federal agencies to draft plans to "improve access to federally conducted or federally assisted programs for persons who, as a result of national origin, are limited in their English proficiency. This executive order gives the United States hundreds of all-but-official languages." It uses power that was never delegated by Congress and has been repeatedly denied to the Executive Branch by the courts. When Congress wrote the 1964 Civil Rights Law, language was never considered a basis for determining discrimination. It is self-evident that a person's national origin, which cannot be changed, is not the same as the language someone speaks. President Bush could easily and immediately rescind this outrageous Executive Order. If he wanted to. It is especially egregious to be printing voting instructions and ballots in anything but English as only citizens are allowed to vote and reading and understanding English is a requirement for citizenship and thus voting. The 1965 Voting Act should be immediately amended, deleting the foreign language provisions. Making English the official language is mandatory because illegal alien friendly bureaucrats and activists are now defining requiring the speaking of English as discrimination as noted in City Commision: Geno's "speak English" sign discriminatory. 6. For all Federal Elections, it needs to be made mandatory that a trusted photo ID is required at the time of voting or registration. The latter would also eliminate most fraudulent voter registration by mail.
7. Since the airwaves are owned by the people and licensed and regulated by the federal government, all broadcasts requiring a FCC license should have a mandate that a minimum of 50% of all programming and broadcasting during the hours of 7AM to 7PM must be in English. The penalties for violation should be proportional to the non-compliance and serious and/or repeated violations would result in loss of license. When the ACLU complains and files suit, the Justice Dept. should litigate them out of business. 8. Schools should be mandated to teach all classes in English. Non-English speakers would have 1 year of comprehensive English immersion classes before being mainstreamed and summer school for ESL students would be mandatory. It is far better to set kids back a year than to simply pass them through not being able to properly speak and read English and ultimately end up being many years behind, or dropping out altogether. In place of the grossly ineffective ESL bureaucracies and special interest groups in the education system, modern language teaching methods such as those offered by the Rosetta Stone should be employed. The Rosetta Stone ESL Education program is remarkably effective, efficient and fast in teaching English to non-English speaking people. It is also very cost effective. Additionally, the Rosetta Stone program provides native English speaking students the opportunity to quickly learn one or more of 28 foreign languages. Somebody needs the will to stand up to the NEA and tell them to concentrate on Reading, Writing and Arithmetic so Johnny can read and Suzy can add instead of wasting more human and financial resources on their mostly ineffective ESL programs. 9. For any college or university that receives federal funding, directly or indirectly, it should be made illegal for that institution to grant in-state tuition rates to anybody who is not a legal resident of the state as doing so is discrimination against all other Americans who are also not residents of that state. 10.State laws should be changed where any traffic stop that has a driver that can not speak English, who is not a documented tourist or legal immigrant, results in the driver being arrested and the car being impounded. This can be immediately implemented on Federal Highways. A driver that can not speak English can not read and understand the rules of the road and is a potential and very serious and deadly menace to other citizens, as documented earlier in this report. On arrest and impounding, the driver's license and the car's registration and insurance are to be thoroughly investigated. If the license is counterfeit the driver will be charged with a felony and jailed. If the car's papers are fraudulent, the car is to be seized. If the car has a free and clear title it is to be sold at auction. If the title is held by a loan company, a fine equivalent to 25% collateral, based on blue book fair market value, is levied, and, when paid, the car is returned to the lien holder. If the fine is not paid the car is sold at auction.
Similar penalties could also be implemented for DWIs committed on Federal highways, regardless of citizenship. When illegal aliens start getting their uninsured and improperly registered cars confiscated, many will go home. 11.There is an epidemic of terrorist, illegal aliens, and resident law breakers driving without valid licenses, registration, and insurance. As noted in Identity and Immigration Status of 9/11 Terrorists: "According to the March 28, 2002 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Robert Thibadeau, director of Carnegie Mellon's Internet Security labratory, says that "the 19 terrorists on Sept. 11 were holding 63 state driver's licenses for identification." Go to the February 2007, New American article, Illegal Immigrants in a State of Disarray, by Kurt Williamsen to see how sanctuary policies in working Wisconsin's Department of Motor Vehicles facilitates this practice. While the REAL ID provisions of Public Law 109-13 corrects the security disparities in state issued driver's licenses, it does not address the lack of registration and insurance issue. Since fraudulent out-of-state documentation is often used, a national database should be established to provide law enforcement with immediate verification of all three. Any driver convicted of driving without insurance will be required to prepay a years worth of insurance and any subsequent cancellation or nonpayment of insurance while the car is still owned by the driver or anybody else at the same registering address will result in the car being impounded. Driving a car on public roads is a privilege that comes with responsibilities and it is grossly unjust to put the burden of irresponsible behavior on the law abiding public. When illegal aliens start getting their uninsured and improperly registered cars confiscated, many will go home. 12.The penalty for breaking immigration laws, Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, and being in the US illegally should be made a felony. While it is highly unlikely the US will actually deport hardly any of the existing 12+ million illegal aliens, making being in the country illegally a felony makes it a whole lot easier to deport certain undesirable illegal aliens as well as newer illegal aliens. It also denies citizenship and all its inherent privileges to lawbreakers who entered the country illegally. The only thing worse than accommodating illegal aliens is giving illegal aliens voting rights which is the main privilege of citizenship. 13.Federal Tax Law needs to change where it is a made a felony to file a tax return if you are not a legal resident of the United States.
As it is now, filing a federal tax return is a gateway to abusing the system. See: Top 10 Reasons to File Individual U.S. Tax Returns if you are an Undocumented Immigrant. 14.We need to change the 14th Amendment or at least officially define the current interpretation so that children of illegal aliens who are born in the United States are not US citizens and not anchor babies. The economic and social costs of allowing this practice is an enormous burden on taxpayers. In any case, the Federalist Blog notes: Alien Birthright Citizenship: A Fable That Lives Through Ignorance. Also see Our Constitution and Our Borders, by Neal Ross in News With Views for some historical and legal perspectives. The US Visa Policy should also be changed to prohibit the entry of obviously pregnant women until the nationality birth provisions of the 14th Amendment are clarified and enforced. When illegal aliens can't get anchor babies, many will go home. 15.Congress needs to immediately repeal the asinine Kennedy amendment to the 1996 immigration reforms which allows "mere membership" in terrorist organizations and makes it insufficient grounds for barring aliens from entering the US. If Kennedy wants to fraternize with and pander to terrorists let him go to their country. Is Boston on the short list of the first cities the illegal alien terrorists would want to nuke? Moving towards "sanctuary status would facilitate it. Maybe Mr. Kennedy has the answer. 16.The number of legal immigrants to the USA should be curtailed for a few years to allow things to settle and to provide time for the large numbers of recent immigrants to assimilate. 250,000 a year for ten years is much more realistic than the current 1+ million. To do this, the family-preference provisions of the US visa program must be immediately amended to delete most family preferences. We must also get back to limiting refugees to those in danger of persecution or death for religious or political beliefs. A potential civil war in Iraq is not a valid reason. We lost over 185,000 Americans in our Civil War and another 430,000 fighting for freedom for other people's countries. 17.As previously noted, the population explosion in the US is a result of both legal and illegal immigrants and a significant portion of the sharply rising legal immigration is a direct result of family preferences. The current visa allowances should be changed to allow only spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and should exclude any adult siblings and parents. Family unification is always an option in the immigrant's original country.
Immigration is the driving factory behind the explosive growth of the population in the United States. Exactly how many people do we want in the USA at the end of this century: 400 million, 500 million or a BILLION? At the present growth rate, there will be a billion people in the United States within the lifetime of a child born today. Is that what we want? Since the population affects so many aspects of American society from the environment to needing more HOV lanes on the already crowded freeways, we need to have a national consensus on what the population and population growth of the United States should be. While we are at it, we need to reduce the personal exemptions for children for taxes. The US is now a populated country and heading into some serious overpopulation. If a couple wants to have ten children that is their business but it is unjust for the rest of the taxpayers to be paying for them. Starting now and over the next fifteen years, one child exemption should be removed each year until the maximum number of personal exemptions for children is three. An exception would be made for all adopted children and "Brady Bunch" families would get double the number. The deductions for the first two should also be increased to help ensure a stabile population. 18.Visa issuing authority should be transferred from the Department of State to DHS. Congress can set the goals but it will be up to the DHS to see that they are enforced. Additionally, who is getting visas must be greatly tightened. As noted by MR. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies, in a May 2006 testimony VISA OVERSTAYS: CAN WE BAR THE TERRORIST DOOR? before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: "But as important as border security is, it is not sufficient. It has to be supplemented by a tightly run immigration system inside the country, and there are a lot of different aspects to that. But this issue of visa overstays is one of the most important ones. I don't mean to be pedantic about it, but, strictly speaking, it is not the visa that is being overstayed, because the State Department issues the visas. It is the length of stay that the immigration inspector gives the person that is overstayed. Estimates are that something like as much as 40 percent—maybe 30 to 40 percent—of the illegal alien population is made up of overstays. So we are talking about maybe 4 million or more people among the illegal aliens are visa overstays. So this really is an extraordinarily large part of the general illegal immigration problem." 19.Immigration goals and levels must be set to bring in immigrants who want to be Americans and who will bring real and tangible benefits to our nation and economy. As noted by Steven Malanga in How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy:
"If America is ever to make immigration work for our economy again, it must reject policies shaped by advocacy groups trying to turn immigration into the next civil rights cause or by a tiny minority of businesses seeking cheap labor subsidized by the taxpayers. Instead, we must look to other developed nations that have focused on luring workers who have skills that are in demand and who have the best chance of assimilating. Australia, for instance, gives preferences to workers grouped into four skilled categories: managers, professionals, associates of professionals, and skilled laborers. Using a straightforward "points calculator" to determine who gets in, Australia favors immigrants between the ages of 18 and 45 who speak English, have a post–high school degree or training in a trade, and have at least six months' work experience as everything from laboratory technicians to architects and surveyors to information-technology workers. Such an immigration policy goes far beyond America's employment-based immigration categories, like the H1-B visas, which account for about 10 percent of our legal immigration and essentially serve the needs of a few Silicon Valley industries." 20.The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985 (EMTALA) needs to be fixed so that it is not bankrupting local hospitals and medical centers. At minimum, since it is a Federal mandate, the Federal Government should be responsible for 100% of the mandated costs. Keep in mind, however, that the Federal Govt. only gets its money from taxing the citizens so unless some dramatic changes to the EMTALA are made, the costs will continue to climb with taxpayers still footing the bill. But, until then, at least your local hospital or emergency room won't be closing because of uncompensated federal mandates. When illegal aliens can not get free medical care, many will go home. 21.Laws need to be changed to prohibit foreign nationals from giving political contributions, directly or indirectly, to US political parties and all candidates for elected offices. This would include people holding dual citizenship as you are either an American or you aren't. Additionally, the misguided Federal Campaign Finance Law should be immediately amended to dramatically raise the individual contributions, require public notification reporting within 3 business days, and delete or dramatically lower all soft money to PACs that finance all the misleading and obnoxious slime ads otherwise known as "issue advocacy advertisements." Who is kidding who? 22.We need to prohibit all federal government employees from accepting any employment, contracts, gifts, speaking fees, or any other thing of value,
including back door book buying deals, from a foreign government or its agents, or citizens, for 25 years after leaving government service. 23.The various groups and individuals that are assisting and helping illegal aliens violate the laws of the United States need to be charged aiding and abetting criminals and racketeering. They illegal alien supporters don't seem to mind that Americans are being molested, raped, killed, and murdered as a result of their actions and that the economic burden and consequences are being passed to the taxpayers, so it is time to hold them accountable for their decisions. 24.We need to return to a strict interpretation of the Constitution and what the Federal Governments responsibilities are. As noted by Neal Ross in a News With Views commentary, Our Constitution and Our Borders: "James Madison, our 4th President, mindful that there would be those who would tinker with the Constitution admonished these meddlers thusly, "Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government." The separation of text from historical background is a common occurrence in our nation today. Advocates of one cause or another routinely alter and misrepresent the meaning of various portions of the Constitution to justify divers, and often conflicting, agendas. These campaigns and causes seem to be endless in number. We know that many provisions of the Constitution have been subverted, and we know also that the false extrapolations of the meaning of these provisions, as intended by the authors, has bastardized our government. These crusades for social change seem to be rampant and endless and the peddlers of the same look to the Constitution to justify and stimulate the social changes, which they desire, but which are totally unsupported by the provisions of the Constitution. The changes in Immigration sought by the president and the congress clearly point up this conflict between the intent of the Constitution and the wants of these politicos." 25.Our nation is a Constitutional Republic. Only citizens are allowed to vote and determine the national policies of the United States. Besides making a valid photo ID a requirement for both registering and voting, any program that is based on population for assigning benefits or making policy determinations must only count citizens. This also includes the numbers used for Congressional reapportionment. 26.Somebody needs to get the gonads to tell former Mexican President Fox and the new President Felipe Calderon to mind their own business, take care of their own poor, criminals, and gangs and quite assisting them to come here. To see how outrageous the situation currently is see Guide for the Mexican Migrant.
If Mexico doesn't want all their residents back we should demand two barrels of oil a week as compensation for the collateral damage and for taking care of them. Even then that would only be about $78 billion a year at $50/barrel. We would, however, hire the Mexican illegal aliens to build the pipeline. It is worthwhile to note that most legal immigrants have restrictions placed on them so that they are not a burden on society and have responsibilities placed on them before they can become citizens. It is worse than asinine to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens just because they happen to be here, and then pay them to stay here, when there are millions of potential aspirants to citizenship who are following the law on the waiting list. If we require legal immigrants to jump through all the hoops, should anything less be required of illegal aliens that we "allow" to remain here to "earn" citizenship? The question Americans need to be asking themselves and our politicians is exactly what kind of immigrants do we want in the United States? Do we want educated, hard working, law-abiding, aspirants of becoming Americans or uneducated illegal aliens who, for the most part, are a major economic burden on society, with many having strong anti-American attitudes? Do we want decent people with good values or criminals who are ripping off, molesting, raping, killing, and murdering the citizens of this country? With all the talk over the lives of American service personnel lost in fighting the war on terror, illegal aliens kill far more Americans every year than the total lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. Probably as many as all the Iraqies being blown to bits too. And we don't have any children fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. What to do? When you can answer this question, you will know what to do: Exactly how many Americans are YOU willing to allow to be ripped off, infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? Next Section: More Realistic Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem Previous Section: Border Security And The Border Fence
More Realistic Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem While many anti-illegal alien groups and supporters would like to, we simply can not round up and ship some 12+ million illegal aliens back to their home countries. Even if we could, children of illegal aliens who are born in the United States are, by commonly held interpretation of current law, American citizens. Even if the 14th Amendment was changed or reinterpreted it would not be applied retroactively.
Additionally, it would not be just to punish the children for the sins of the parents so even children who were not born in the United States but have lived in the US most of their lives are, by default, Americans, at least in name. It is uncompassionate to deport otherwise law abiding illegal aliens who have been working in the United States for many years. It is also un-American to break up families that have been living in the USA for years. Thus whatever we do we should make a compassionate allowance for otherwise law abiding illegal aliens who have lived in the United States for many years and for the parents of children born in the United States. That is the American way. However, it is also the American way to play by the rules. To become a naturalized citizen of the United States, there are quite a number of requirements that must be met. To see how difficult and stringent the process is refer to A Guide to Naturalization. Becoming an American citizen is one of the most coveted opportunities available on planet earth. For those who have not done it or are not aware, it is not an easy or timely process. In summary, the main requirements to become a naturalized citizen of the United States are as follows: 1. Lawful entry as permanent resident. 2. Continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years prior to filing a petition for naturalization and three years for spouse of citizens. 3. Physical Presence in the U.S. for at least half of the period of continuous residence 4. Read, write, and speak good English. People who are over fifty-five years of age and have lived in the U.S. for at least a total of 15 years are not required to fulfill this requirement. 5. Knowledge of U.S. History & Understanding of Fundamentals of U.S. Govt. 6. Good Moral Character and Attachment to the Principles of U.S. Constitution. NOTE: All naturalization applicants must comply with this requirement. There is no exception to this requirement. One of the requirements to become a naturalized citizen is an Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution and the United States. In that oath, the citizen want-to-be swears: "That I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; That I will support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; That I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law ... " Should anything less be expected of an illegal alien before we even think of granting them citizenship? How is granting de facto citizenship to illegal aliens, especially through a guest worker program with its Mickey Mouse "path to citizenship" being fair to the millions who are waiting in line to become legal immigrants? The price for an illegal alien to receive one of the most coveted rewards on planet earth should not be simply that they picked lettuce for a few years or faithfully flipped burgers, cleaned
toilets or dug ditches. There are millions of potential legal immigrants who would gladly do those jobs. Nor should we allow an illegal alien to simply pay some miserly fine to receive amnesty - becoming an American is not for sale at any price! Given that there is a legal way to become an American and millions have eschewed that way and are in the United States illegally and it is not plausible to round the law breakers up and send them back, what are we to do? First and foremost, no purchased amnesty! America is not for sale! Becoming an American is a privilege, not a right of "being here." Too many Americans have died preserving freedom to allow citizenship akin to paying a ticket for parking fines. The violation of our sovereignty and the law breaking must be punished and citizenship must be earned. It is because of the failure of our elected politicians that we have the problem and it is only through the magnanimity and generosity of America that we would even consider granting citizenship to lawbreakers. So what do we do? Well, we could simply adopt Mexico's immigration policies but that would be too cruel and very un-American. While I may agree with former US Congresswoman Barbara Jordan from Texas in "those who should not be here will be required to leave" and may be personally inclined to round up all illegal aliens and their families and return them to their home countries, making them get in line for becoming legal immigrants, I recognize that that is an unworkable and unrealistic solution for a variety of reasons. The biggest obstacle to such a draconian solution is political, as most of our politicians do not have the fortitude or integrity to enforce the laws of the land. For this reason alone it is unrealistic, unless we vote them all out. But that would take time and in the meantime the tsunami keeps pouring in and the collateral damage keeps mounting. If you don't think that aspect is important, go back up to the CRIME and TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS sections and start clicking on the links of Americans who were molested, raped, killed, and murdered by an illegal alien. Especially take note of the crimes that were committed by an illegal alien who was previously deported or who should have been previously deported. Every day that nothing is done the damage mounts. We can't wait to replace the SOBs in Congress who don't seem to give a damn but hopefully we can force them to uphold the laws of the land under the threat of replacement. Thus, I have taken a different approach in a comprehensive solution which will solve most of the problems, including getting many illegal aliens out of the country and preventing new ones from entering, which should be the two primary goals in any real immigration reform. Since it does not involve rounding up and deporting 12+ million illegal aliens, it should be able to get enough support from both parties, with enough pressure on individual members.
Remember, the number one goal for most elected politicians is re-election. Pressure from fed-up constituents will cause them to protect their sorry asses from potential replacement as they finally carry out their Constitutional responsibilities and protect the sovereignty of the United States and enforce the laws of the land. To accomplish the primary goals, which rectifies much of the collateral damage, the following are ten specific suggestions to solve the problem. However, the most important thing is that we as a nation and people must get serious to fix the problem. That starts with recognizing the problem and understanding the cost-benefit tradeoffs which results in an acceptable level of collateral damage. To do that, you must first ask yourself: Exactly how many Americans are YOU willing to allow to be ripped off, infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered in toleration of illegal immigration? Only when you have an answer to that question can any solution begin. My ten suggestions are as follows: 1. Build the border fence! All of it. Proper border security is absolutely necessary to keep people out who do not belong here. However bad the problem is now, it is only worse with more illegal aliens. As this paper has detailed, we are being overrun by foreign nationals and when we catch and actually deport the really bad ones about 60% of them simply come right back in. Additionally, the fence is mandatory to significantly decrease the amount of drugs that are pouring across the southern border. 2. Implement the REAL ID act now. If anything, the time table needs to be accelerated. We need to know who is in the country illegally and what their intentions are. As much as I do not like having a national ID card, even a de facto one like a counterfeit proof Social Security Card, we are no longer living in an era where vast oceans protect us from the bad guys that mean to do us harm. As it is now, States are backing out because of the implementation costs and a September 2006 NewsMax article, Congress Delays Border ID Program, notes: "A plan to tighten U.S. borders by requiring passports or tamper-resistant identification cards from everyone entering the country by land from Mexico and Canada has been delayed. House and Senate lawmakers agreed to push back the program by 17 months, saying they want to make sure new ID cards being developed by the Bush administration will better secure borders against terrorists
without slowing legitimate travelers from Canada and Mexico. The new ID's will be required for Americans and all others entering the U.S." 9/11 happened over five years ago. Have we forgotten the horrors of of that day?
The MSM still won't show the pictures of the Americans jumping to their deaths from those burning buildings. They do not want to "offend" us. As noted in Identity and Immigration Status of 9/11 Terrorists "the 19 terrorists on Sept. 11 were holding 63 state driver's licenses for identification." See Illegal Immigrants in a State of Disarray on how sanctuary policies in Wisconsin's Department of Motor Vehicles facilitates this practice. How many more terrorist will gain access during those 17 months? How many more Americans will be molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens? Will anybody be held accountable for those allowing those crimes to happen? As it is now, when, not if, the next big incident happens, Congress will still be pointing fingers, holding hearings, and asking "How did this happen?' Of course, it will not be their fault ... it never is. 3. Dramatically increase the fines, penalties, enforcement, and prosecution for hiring illegal aliens. If there are no jobs available it will seriously reduce the incentive to come here, make staying here less desirable, and provide a strong incentive for many illegal aliens to return to their own country own by their own accord. Having a REAL ID will actually take much of the burden off employers because they will know that they are hiring a legal worker. If the INS isn't having to spend so much time having to track down illegal alien criminals that are "only" molesting, raping, killing, and murdering Americans, they will have more resources to go after the "really bad" illegal aliens that would like to nuke a city or two. 4. Dramatically increase the fines and penalties for making and having forged documents. Making, selling, providing, or possession of forged documents is grounds for immediate deportation. 5. Enforce existing law.
In case you don't know what the laws regarding illegal aliens are, see US Code, TITLE 8 (ALIENS AND NATIONALITY), CHAPTER 12 (IMMIGRATION and NATIONALITY), SUBCHAPTER II (IMMIGRATION), Part VIII (GENERAL PENALTY PROVISIONS) which contains the following provisions: § 1321 Prevention of unauthorized landing of aliens § 1322 Bringing in aliens subject to denial of admission on a healthrelated ground; persons liable; clearance papers; exceptions; "person" defined § 1323 Unlawful bringing of aliens into United States § 1324 Bringing in and harboring certain aliens § 1324a Unlawful employment of aliens § 1324b Unfair immigration-related employment practices § 1324c Penalties for document fraud § 1324d. Civil penalties for failure to depart § 1325 Improper entry by alien § 1326 Reentry of removed aliens § 1327 Aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter § 1328 Importation of alien for immoral purpose § 1329 Jurisdiction of district courts § 1330 Collection of penalties and expenses 6. Make violation of our immigration laws a conditional felony. If nothing else, this shows we are serious and we are a sovereign nation. 7. Adopt and enforce English only provisions of being part of the United States. This includes the current naturalization process where there would be no language waivers, regardless of age. If you really wanted to be part of another country, wouldn't you learn the native language of that country? 8. Immediately reduce the number of legal immigrants to 250,000 per year for the next ten years.
If the INS has a whole lot less people to process, maybe they can start finding and deporting the many hundreds of thousand of criminals with existing deportation orders against them. 9. Create a Conditional Citizenship Program (CCP) in the Immigration and Naturalization Service to provide a way for existing and otherwise law abiding, illegal aliens to stay and work in the United States and earn citizenship. The CCP would be designed to specifically address and solve the problem of existing illegal aliens. It would not be a guest worker program. That is a whole separate and independent issue. The CCP would have an electronic registry allowing employers to have immediate verification of the working eligibility of illegal aliens. The CCP would have its own judiciary to swiftly handle any disputes, appeals, and deportations, not the cumbersome and illegal alien friendly bureaucracy of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR). NOTE: see Deport Aliens for information on the failure of the EOIR to enforce immigration policies 10.Implement the other suggestions in the Solutions to the Illegal Immigration Problem section of this report. While the ACLU and various other unlimited and illegal immigration individuals and support groups will have a fit and squeal like a stuck pig, the collateral costs are simply too high to allow things to stay the way they are. The conditions of the Conditional Citizenship Program would be as follows. Violation of any of the conditions means denial of CCP participation and immediate deportation. 1. Applicants to become a naturalized citizen must register with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and comply with specific rules and regulations to become a citizen. Nothing less should be expected of illegal aliens. Therefore, all illegal aliens and their children must register with the Conditional Citizenship Program (CCP) within 3 months of activation of the CCP. Initial registration will be nothing more than a serialized, simple, post card application. The applicant keeps the other half with the serial number. Failure to register means automatic deportation. It is imperative we find out how many illegal aliens are in the country. At 3 months plus 1 day the program is closed. If an illegal alien misses it, too bad. They can always apply to become a naturalized citizen like everybody else who wants to come to the USA. Similar to and part of the US Immigration Services' Naturalization Program, complete registration will require a photograph, fingerprints and issuance of a Social Security Number. Any illegal alien that is not registered with the CCP is in the country illegally and is subject to immediate deportation. Registration with CCP binds the registrant to the terms and conditions of the program.
2. To remain in the program, the illegal alien must prove residency in the United States before some date which is at least three months prior to the passage of the CCP to prevent a tsunami of illegal aliens trying to get in before the CCP deadline becomes effective. Children under 18 on that date are covered by their parent(s). Illegal aliens that are 18 or over on that date must independently prove residency and register with the CCP. The CCP will define what constitutes proof of residency but the burden of proof is on the illegal alien. 3. Similar to the requirements of Section 212(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, all illegal aliens and their children must have a health screening as part of the citizenship process. The alien's CCP work status is defined as "ineligible" until the health screening is complete. A first time exemption is granted for an employer to hire an alien with an ineligible status as long as the screening is done within 30 days of hire at the employer's expense. Should the alien not get or fail a screening, the work status remains ineligible and work is not allowed until a successful health screening is completed. Any employer hiring or retaining a CCP registered worker with an ineligible work status will be subject to a fine of $1000 per month, or fraction thereof, of ineligible employment. Should the alien have a communicable disease that is being treated, the work status is changed to "provisional" until the alien receives a clean bill of health. Some industries, such as food service, are not allowed to hire or have workers with provisional work limitations. All school age children are required to have a successful health screening before being allowed to attend any public school. 4. The illegal alien must meet the "good moral character" requirements for becoming naturalized citizens. See A Guide to Naturalization. Any felony conviction or three or more misdemeanors is grounds for denial. 5. The illegal alien must not be on public welfare when applying with the CCP with the exception of treatments for any contagious disease, child preventative medical treatments, and school feeding programs. 6. The illegal immigrant must not be convicted of driving a car without a license or insurance or have illegally voted anytime after the day the CCP is activated. Violation of these provisions will result in immediate deportation. 7. An illegal alien is only eligible for citizenship after 10 years of law abiding residency in the United States. This is twice as long as required for a legal immigrant and the additional 5 years is the penalty for entering the United States illegally. Yes it is a form of amnesty but it is part of a realistic solution. For illegal aliens that have been residing in the United States for 10 or more years and comply with conditions A-F they are eligible for naturalized citizenship after an additional 5 years – the same as a legal immigrant. Illegal aliens who take an Oath of Allegiance and honorably serve in the military for two or three years are eligible for citizenship 5 years after joining the service, if they were are honorably discharged. For a 4 year commitment, eligibility is granted on the day of honorable discharge. For a longer commitment, the alien is eligible for citizenship on their 4 year anniversary of joining. If an illegal alien
in the service is discharged with less than an honorable discharge, they go back to square one but the time in service counts towards the 10 year residency requirement. Should the illegal alien die while serving in the military of the United States the alien is made a citizen on the day of death. The "law abiding" provision is to be similar to what is currently required for legal immigrants. As noted in Military Shortcut to U.S. Citizenship: "Mexican-born Gabriela Begaye, 30, who joined the Army at the age of 25 and became a citizen last week in Fort Bliss, Texas, says she feels proud to wear a military uniform. I would die for this country. I would do it," she said." This attitude was once expressed by President John F. Kennedy, who said to the nation: "In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man." These are still the kind of people, immigrants and citizens, we need and which made this country great. 8. All illegal alien children under age 12 on the date the CCP is activated must graduate from 12th grade or complete a high school equivalency by age 21 to become a citizen. Those that otherwise meet all the other conditions but do not comply with the education requirement will be granted permanent visas and green cards but not citizenship. Children of such people can become citizens as noted above but all non-citizens are not allowed to bring in relatives. 9. All illegal aliens must complete and pass the INS naturalization citizenship test and take the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens. This includes all children who were not born in the United States. US citizenship is a prized privilege that must be earned. The test may be taken at any time prior to the residency requirement being fulfilled but must be completed within 1 year of eligibility. The only exemptions from this condition are those granted by the US Immigration and Naturalization Services to other legal immigrant applicants.
It is worth noting that the test is not actually that difficult. Like many things in modern education, you can't have anybody flunking so the INS gives out the questions and answer, and has a low passing grade. To see how "hard" it is go to Questions and Answers for New Pilot Naturalization Exam. When these conditions are met, the illegal alien receives a full pardon from the conditional felony and becomes a naturalized citizen, entitled to all the benefits and privileges of being an American. The CCP does not provide blanket amnesty for illegal aliens, but provides compassion and opportunity for law abiding, illegal aliens, as well as for their children, who have been working in the country to earn citizenship. It punishes lawbreakers, does not move illegal aliens to the front of the line and, most importantly, puts similar requirements on illegal aliens as we have for legal immigrants. While acknowledging that any program that allows illegal aliens to remain in the US is a form of amnesty, the CCP is a common sense compromise and realistic solution to an existing problem that does not include unwarranted blanket amnesty or "buying citizenship." However, it also includes compassion for otherwise law abiding time spent in the United States and recognizes the commitment of illegal aliens in the armed forces. The CCP stems the flow of illegal aliens, encourages many to go home, penalizes the remaining illegal immigrants for breaking the law, and denies citizenship to illegal aliens who really do not want to be Americans and play by our rules. In the American way, it provides justice, forgiveness, earned opportunity, rewards, and punishment. The CCP also spreads out the burden of naturalization of a few million illegal aliens on the INS over 10 years which will mitigate the number of additional INS agents required to process the applicants in the CCP. This is the cost of fixing the "victimless" crime. While unpalatable to some, and not as effective as rounding up and deporting 12+ million illegal aliens, it is a realistic compromise and is a whole lot better than allowing the horrendous collateral damage to continue year after year while the problem keeps growing bigger as the number of illegal aliens continues to climb. The alternative is to allow things to continue the way they currently are with the collateral damage mounting every day. Exactly how many Americans are YOU willing to allow to be ripped off, infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered to tolerate illegal immigration? Next Section: How You Can Take Action Previous Section: Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem
How You Can Take Action On being elected and sworn in, the President took an oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the members of congress took an oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. The immigrants who founded this country did so on a principal that: We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Declaration of Independence Note the declaration that all people have the right to "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" and that it is the Government's responsibility to organize in such a way to "most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness" but not to actually provide it. This principal was further established in the U.S. Constitution of the United States which begins: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution then states: 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.
Unfortunately in our politically correct era, "invasion" and "domestic violence" are now parsed with the word "is." Regardless, our republican principals are being ignored, our borders are being trampled, our laws broken, our sovereignty violated, and our nation is under attack from outside peoples, foreign nationals, who are committing more and more domestic violence, denying citizens Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, as well as both Safety and Happiness. The Government's US Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement currently allow far more illegal aliens to sneak in and remain than are apprehended and sent back. The enforcement is so spotty and the borders are so porous that more than 60% of the ones deported return. While there are a lot of good people in DHS and ICE trying to do their job, they are grossly undermanned and ill-equipped for the task and the Justice Department often sides with the illegal alien criminals against Americans trying to enforce the law. For one of the more abominable stories on a gross miscarriage of justice along the southern borders see, the WND article, 2 Border Patrol agents face 20 years in prison, where the illegal alien drug runner wins a lawsuit lottery and Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean get sent to prison for simply trying to do their job. President Bush will pardon convicted drug dealers but, as of the writing of this report, not two law enforcement officers whose only mistake, other than trusting that DHS and the Justice Dept. to put more credence on their testimony rather than that of an illegal alien drug smuggler, appears to be procedural. Unfortunately as Ballistics data don't support charge against border agents notes, the DHS may be far more negligent than one would believe. In fact, it often seems that the only people doing anything constructive are various antiimmigration citizen's groups, such as the Minutemen, and our immigration and enforcement policies are so broken that U.S. Border Patrol sometimes appears to be on the side of Mexico and "migrant's rights" rather than enforcing the sanctity of our borders and protecting the safety of the American people. How outrageous does the situation need to be before real action is taken? How many more Americans must be ripped off, infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens before something is done about it? In considering the solutions to the problem as detailed in this paper, what is the proper attitude to have towards illegal aliens? How about:
"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 person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." President Teddy Roosevelt – 1907 Or as former US Congresswoman Barbara Jordan from Texas (1973-1979) put it: "... those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave." This is what the attitude and responsibility of the Government should be. However, the Government is "we the people" so we have a responsibility to insist that the Government fulfill their mandated responsibilities and protect the people. Therefore, what action should YOU take? One of the very first things to do is reread this report again and know what the collateral damage of illegal immigration is and the terrible costs we as a people and nation are paying. In this process, you might have to follow many of the links and do your own research before it really sinks in. While you are rereading, memorize this line: Exactly how many Americans are YOU are willing to allow to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce?
This puts the cost-benefit argument into a simple equation. What is the life of an American worth? A serious border fence that will prevent new illegal aliens from coming in, as well as the 60% or so of deported criminals from returning, will cost about $4 billion to build and around $850 million a year to patrol and maintain. How many American lives is that worth? This paper gives you indications of the numbers of Americans that are being sacrificed on the altar of illegal immigration. In discussions with others who don't believe illegal immigration is a problem, remember how the angel talked with Abraham in discussing whether Sodom and Gomorrah could be prevented from being destroyed. (Genesis 18:23-33) What person or politician in their right mind is going to say that it is okay for 100 kids to be molested? Are they going to admit that it is acceptable that 250 women be raped or 1,000 Americans killed? Exactly how much collateral damage will they accept? You now know that the collateral damage is FAR HIGHER than anything any reasonable person would say is acceptable so you can easily nail their sorry "victimless crime" and "only doing the work Americans won't do" arguments to the wall. You can personally discourage more illegal immigration by boycotting companies that are actively supporting illegal immigration. Miller Brewing, Home Depot, Ford, and Wells Fargo Bank are four that come to mind. You might check with We Hire Aliens and the Funding Hate list on We Hate Gringos for more. These companies are pandering to illegal aliens simply to increase their bottom line profit and they don't give a damn about the consequences. A wise man once said "The love of money is the root of all evil." How true that is in the case of illegal immigration. Companies are selling out the United States and taking advantage of desperate people all for the sake of more profit. You don't have to be complicit so find other companies to do business with that put America over profit. Loosing customers because of their poor decision may force them to rethink their decision. In any case, be sure to contact the companies you are boycotting and let them know of your decision. You also don't want to be banking at institutions that accept the Marticular ID cards and other bogus identification. To see if your bank does, as well as ones that don't, go to US Banks that accept Illegal Alien IDs. If your bank is not on the list –ask. When you change your financial institution, be sure to let them know why. Learn what the pro-illegal immigration crowd is saying. As a start, What the Pro "Illegal Immigrant Groups" DON'T want you to know has some commentary on many of their arguments with some rebuttals. You might also note the National Council of LaRaza's Talking Points for Members of Congress and compare that with what your state's members are saying. In fact spend some time on the National Council of La Raza site and peruse some of the articles on their Immigration Debate.
When you do so, you will note that in the more recent pictures of the "rallies" that all the Mexican flags and anti-American signs have "disappeared" and now only American flag-waving illegal aliens are represented. This is high power public relations at work. Keep in mind that La Raza means "the race" and their motto is "Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada!" Which means "For the Race, everything, for those outside the Race, nothing!" Try doing that with a minority Irish-American group in LA! When talking to various pro-illegal immigration supporters, as well as you congressional members, always keep in mind: Exactly how many Americans are YOU are willing to allow to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? as this will destroy anything they have to say other than sputtering rhetoric. As this report documents, the collateral damage is extensive and rising. Therefore, tell all your friends and family about the hidden costs of illegal immigration which is impacting them as well as the personal collateral damage that is affecting multitudes of Americans and which can potentially affect them. Also send or summarize this report so they can investigate the facts and data themselves. The SUMMARY OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE section of this report has a lot of the carnage and costs in bullet-like form. Contact your local media and ask that they investigate the various issues and report on the collateral damage that is occurring and being inflicted in your area. An old adage of the MSM is "if it bleeds, it leads" so you need to frame the issue in a way that gets their attention. Unfortunately there is a lot of bleeding and dying occurring on the altar of illegal immigration but it is not being reported. You may have to help them connect the dots. Most newspapers will still print letters to the editor on the subject. Try to include data on the collateral damage from your local area. This will require research. In any case, remember, we are not against a reasonable amount of legal immigration from people of any race, ethnic group or nationality but we are against illegal immigration of people from any race, ethnic group or nationality. Contact you city, county, and state law enforcement agencies and the powers that control them. Ask them if they are participating in the ICE 287(g) Immigration Enforcement program. If not, why not? See the report by Peter Onge in the The Charlotte Observer, An Eye On Illegal Immigrants - Mecklenburg Sheriff Signs on to Federal Program to Find, Deport Violators, as to WHY your local law enforcement agencies should be participating. Be sure to ask them:
Exactly how many Americans are YOU are willing to allow to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? If there is any hope to control the unfettered illegal immigration tsunami, the Department of Homeland Security has to get tough. Very tough. Unfortunately with the changing of the guard in the 2006 elections, the DHS may become more illegal alien friendly unless you act and act fast. As noted in a November 28, 2006 article in The Washington Times by Jerry Seper, Cintas warned against firing immigrant force: "A Mississippi Democrat in line to become chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has warned the nation's largest uniform supplier it faces criminal charges if it follows a White House proposal to recheck workers with mismatched Social Security numbers and fire those who cannot resolve the discrepancy in 60 days. Rep. Bennie Thompson said in a letter to Cintas Corp. it could be charged with "illegal activities in violation of state and federal law" if any of its 32,000 employees are terminated because they gave incorrect Social Security numbers to be hired." However, there may be some hope for Rep. Thompson properly discharging his constitutionally directed duties as he recently released a press release "applauding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in executing civil search warrants at six facilities owned by Swift & Company as part of a worksite enforcement investigation." In any case, contact Representative Thompson and encourage him to do even more. To e-mail his staff, go here. Go to here for the majority members of the House Homeland Security Committee. It also wouldn't hurt to contact all the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, of which Rep Thompson is a member, and point out to them that illegal immigration hurts Black Americans the most. Ditto with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – illegal immigration hurts their constituents! Finally, contact your members of Congress and state government and ask them: Exactly how many Americans are YOU are willing to allow to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? If you don't know how your state's members of Congress stand on immigration, you can get an idea at Americans for Better Immigration's Report Card, United States Immigration Reform PAC, and the Politicians tab on Secured Borders USA. Go here to see if your city is a "sanctuary city." You can identify and get contact information for your state's Congressional Representative here.
You can identify and get contact information for your state's Congressional Senators here. You can identify and e-mail all congressional staff members here. You can also identify your congressional officials and find all local media here. You can ID Local, State, Congressional and Federal Agency officials here. While some of these sites will let you send an automated message via fax or e-mail, it is more effective if you look up the name and e-mail of the person you want to voice your opinion to and call or send them a personal e-mail. If you are new to all this, you might first want t read How To Communicate With Public Officials for some ideas and suggestions on how to be more effective in making your voice and opinion heard. You will especially want to contact all members of both the US House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims and the Senate Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship. As detailed in a 2006 Zogby poll, previously noted in the WHAT TO DO section of this report, the vast majority of Americans want something done about out of control immigration and overwhelmingly prefer the House's approach. You would not know this listening to the MSM. As noted in Toughness on immigration did NOT cost candidates their election, "11.5% of all Republican seats in Congress were lost as Democrats took back control of Congress but only 6.7% of the Members of Tancredo's Immigration Reform Caucus lost their seats." Also in the politically correct climate of the day with all the pandering to potential Hispanic voters from both political parties, even if for different reasons - the NAU & SPP not withstanding - it is worth remembering that in the November 2006 election in Arizona, as reported in Hispanics help pass laws against illegals, "All four of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration propositions passed by wide margins - and, perhaps surprisingly, several surveys showed that between 40 percent and 50 percent of Hispanics voted for them." Arizona's English only language proposition 103 passed with 74% of the vote. It wouldn't hurt to mention all three facts because the MSM has been portraying it the other way. How many Americans is it tolerable to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce? Sign up on Grassfire's STOP the INVASION petition. Then go to Secured Borders USA and download the individual petition that must be notarized and mailed. As of the writing of this report Secured Borders currently has over 12,000,000 individually notarized petitions. Their goal is to collect 50,000,000 notarized petitions and deliver them in mass to Congress. The petition states:
Then get all your family, neighbors and co-workers, who are feed up with what is going on and shocked by the collateral damage, to sign the petitions. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! It is time to stop the collateral damage being inflicted on American citizens as a result of The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration.. The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not" Thomas Jefferson I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. General Douglas MacArthur The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men Plato All evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke Next Section: More Information Previous Section: More Realistic Solutions To The Illegal Immigration Problem
More Information For more information on the immigration issue, including the terrorism aspect, see the following links. They are arranged by
NATIONAL GROUPS & LINKS OF INTEREST STATE GROUPS BLOGS FORUMS I have included additional comments as applicable. While I believe this is the most comprehensive list of immigration related groups and links available, I'm sure I left somebody off. If you know of a group or link that should be included in the next update of this report, contact me To be included, all anti-immigration links and groups must abide by the overriding philosophy: Very few Americans are against a reasonable amount of legal immigration, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity, but most Americans are against any amount of illegal immigration, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity. While some of the references listed below are pro-illegal immigration, most of the references take a rational position against out of control immigration and illegal aliens. In providing this listing, I have tried to eliminate any racist, prejudiced, or bigoted links or groups, however I have not thoroughly checked the veracity and sanity of all the links listed below and thus do not endorse any of them, even if previously referenced in this paper. They are listed solely as a comprehensive resource for the reader to do their own research on the issue. Should you believe that any of the anti-immigration groups or links are inherently "racist" or "bigoted" please send me an e-mail. After investigation, should I support your rationale, the link will be removed. However, simply being against illegal immigration or supporting stricter limits on legal immigration does not make a group racist or bigoted, if the reason for position has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. Also, "English only" will not be a reason for exclusion. Amongst some of the "pro-illegal immigration" and "pro-open borders" groups and links, you will find some blatantly racist and prejudiced groups and positions, especially among the reconquistador groups. However, these will not removed as they are listed to specifically illustrate that hate and bigotry is an equal opportunity characteristic. Regarding the terrorist listings, you will note that they all have something to do with Islam. I would be happy to list any other terrorist groups that are targeting the USA but I do not know of any significant ones that are not Islamic. While I acknowledge that most Muslims are not terrorists, unfortunately most terrorists are Muslim. For anybody that wants to tell me Islam is a "religion of peace" you must first also denounce and repudiate all of the deceitful, hateful, bigoted, and "kill the infidel" proclamations and directives by Allah and Mohammed in the Quran and Hadith. If you are not willing to do that, I am not interested in hearing your comments about the
"Religion of Peace." Should you not be aware of Islamic teachings on the subject, contact me and I will provide you the chapter and verse for you to repudiate. Of course, as a Muslim, you can not do so and remain a Muslim, under penalty of death – a fact which renders any "religion of peace" argument meaningless. NATIONAL GROUPS & LINKS OF INTEREST 21st Century Paul Revere Ride 9/11 Families Secure America A Dummies Guide to Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment Abolish the H-1B Program Alamo Alliance Allan Wall's Website (interesting articles from an American living in Mexico) Alliance for Stabilizing America's Population (ASAP) Alternatives to Amnesty: Proposals for Fair and Effective Immigration Reform American Border Security American Patriots for Border Security & Internal Enforcement America In Danger American Border Patrol American Engineering Association American Freedom Riders American Immigration Control Foundation American Jobs Coalition American Labor First American Patriots for True Equality American Patrol Americans for Better Immigration (Links to Numbers USA report card and has FAX contact) Americans for Immigration Control
Americans Want Immigration Control and Prefer House Approach (results of a Zogby poll) American Resistance (lots of very interesting pictures) Anderson Report (Great information by categories – even more than in this report) Anti-Illegal Immigration Events Anti-Jihad (page of sites and news) Azteca Web Page Black Anthem (Military news on the war on terrorism) Border Counties (on US - Mexico border; includes cost studies) Border Fence Project Border Guardians Boycott Miller Bumper Stickers & T-shirts Bureau of Justice Statistics - Data for analysis - Crime & Justice Electronic Data Abstracts Byte Show Canada First Immigration Reform Committee Carrying Capacity Network Center for American Unity Center for Immigration Studies Center for Security Policy Choose Black America Citizen Caucus Citizens for a Secure Border (have comprehensive set of charts and graphs) Citizens for Immigration Reform Coalition Against Illegal Immigration
Coalition for a Secure Driver's License Coalition for the Future American Worker Common Sense on Mass Immigration (A collection of essays on aspects of the problem) Congress.Org (Identifies Local, State, Congressional and Federal Agency officials) Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus (The few in Govt. trying to solve the problem) Congressman Tom Tancredo's Web Site (Tancredo is leading the fight in the House.) Congress and Illegal Immigration (is posting this report that you can link to) Conservative Voice Corruption on the Border Crispus Attucks Brigade Dailybulletin.com –Beyond Borders (Great news site for info not reported elsewhere) Dan Stien Report Daniel Pipes (info on the threat from radical Islam) Dave Gaubatz (info on terrorist sleeper cells in USA) Day Laborers Deport Aliens Deputy David March (memorial site to slain officer) Desert Invasion - U.S. Dhimmi watch (the "freedoms" under Sharia Law) Dhimmitude Organization (details the status of non-Muslims under Muslim rule) Diggers Realm (lots of immigration & security news) Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America Dustin Inman Society Eagle Forum East Bay Security Coalition
Eco Future – Population and Sustainability Escaping Justice Fallen Heroes (a site devoted to cops killed in the line of duty) Family Security Matters Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) FIRE Coalition For the Cause (Good sorted info and archives of Lou Dobbs' videos) Freedom Center (David Horowitz's site) Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement Friends of the Border Patrol Frosty Wooldridge (one of the earlier Paul Revere's on the issue) Full Disclosure Network Get My Country Back Gilchrist's Angels Grassfire's STOP the INVASION (petition) Grass Tops USA HavenWorks-US Immigration News Heather MacDonald (one of the premier columnists writing about the "dark side") Help Save Virginia (good list of national and local news as well as Opinion and Editorials) High Desert Minutemen Hispanic Tips (see News and Immigration section) Illegal Aliens.US Illegal Employers Illegal Immigration
Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition Illegal Immigration Bumper Stickers Illegal Immigration Facts Illegal Immigrant Protest Immigration Counters (Have a number of counters based on very conservative estimates) Immigration Daily News Immigration in a Changing Economy - California's Experience (a RAND report) Immigration Insanity Immigration Online Immigration Stance (Find Out Where Your Congressional Representative Stands) Immigration Watch Canada Immigration Watchdog Immigration's Human Cost Immvasion (politically incorrect cartoons) Independent Conservative In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security (Tom Tancredo's book) Invading America Jihad Watch (Robert Spencer's site regarding the threat of radical Islam) Judicial Watch Kris Eggle (memorial to slain park ranger) La Port County Task Force Landmark Legal Foundation La Voz de Aztlan Latino Americans for Immigration Reform (LAIR) (Organization of Hispanic patriots) League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Liberty Post (News source – good info on Immigration/Borders with discussion) Limits To Growth Known Gangs - Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Lou Dobbs - CNN Michelle Malkin Midwest Minutemen Migration Dialogue Miller Boycott Minuteman Border Fence Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Minuteman HQ Minuteman Party Minuteman Project Mothers Against Illegal Aliens National Border Patrol Council (hosts numerous videos on the subject) National Center for Public Policy Research Negative Population Growth New Frontier Coalition No Amnesty No Invaders No More Amnesty Norm Matloff's Immigration Forum (good collection of articles and information) Numbers USA (Has a congressional report card and & FAX contact) Officer Down News Old Yeller
Ohio Jobs & Justice (has a big listing of recent crimes committed by illegal aliens) One Old Vet One Simple Idea – Illegal Immigration (Good collection of statistics and links) Organization for the Rights of American Workers Outsource Congress Outsource Outrage (Info and videos on jobs that were outsourced) Over Population Organization Patriot Watchdog Paul Revere Society (Michael Savage's site) Pew Hispanic Center Population-Environment Balance Population Research Institute Predatory Aliens Pro English (Official English language advocates) Project USA Protect America Now Protect Our Border Ranch Rescue Renew America (Alan Keyes' site) Report and Deport Report Illegals Rescue American Jobs Right March Right Source Say NO to Mexico
Save Our State Secured Borders USA (Get, sign, and notarize the petition!) Send a Brick (Exactly what the name says – build the fence!) Senseless Planet (Illegal immigration is just one of the problems) Social Contract Press (see booklet: Common Sense on Mass Immigration) Sprawl City ("A website about Consumption & Population growth") Stand Up for America Stein Report ("The Best Darned Immigration News" Amen.) Stop Amnesty (Inactive site but has some good archival info) Stop Illegals Info (Good source of facts in summary Stop SPP & NAU Stop the North American Union Stop the Security and Prosperity Partnership Summary of Important Facts about Immigration Support Border Controls Take Back Georgia Team America Tell the Children the Truth (about radical Islam) Top Ten Reasons Why the US Should Not Marry Mexico (too good not to reference!) Terrorism Research Center Terry Anderson Show The American Cause (Pat Buchanan's site) The American Conservative The American Resistance (Good summaries on the issues and lots of pictures) The Case Against Immigration (The moral, economic, social, and environmental reasons for reducing US immigration back to traditional levels. 362 pages. Free.)
The Conservative Voice The Garrett Hardin Society ("A finite world can support only a finite population") The Immigration Portal (check the discussion board) The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center The Manhattan Institute (home of Heather MacDonald and others) The Officer Down Memorial Page The Religion of Peace (all about Islam – believe it or else) The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the US (A Pew Hispanic Center report. Note that they consider all illegal aliens to be "migrant workers.") The Truth About Islam (by a former Muslim) The United American Committee (primarily focus is on confronting Islamic extremism) TORAW (The Organization for the Rights of American Workers) TownHall.com (Conservative news and commentaries) Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics (a Pew Hispanic Center Report) United Citizens of America United for a Sovereign America United Patriots of America United States Citizens for Immigration Enforcement United States FM United States Immigration Reform PAC US Border Alert US Border Control (great legislative and media contact info and news summary) US Border Report – Migration Across the Mexican Border (good collection of statistics) US Border Security U.S. Border Watch
U.S. Citizens for Immigration Enforcement U.S. Department of Justice -Bureau of Justice Statistics U.S. English US Illegal Aliens (a posting of this report by Digger's Realm) U.S. Immigration Reform PAC USA Border Alert USA Wake Up Veterans for Secure Borders Vietnamese for Fair Immigration VDARE Victims of Illegal Aliens Vietnamese for Fair Immigration Violent Crimes Institute Wake Up America! Wake up America Foundation Washingtonians for Immigration Reform Watchdog America We Hate Gringos (details some of the darker side of illegal immigration) We HireAliens.com We need a fence We the People Boycott What's Your Allegiance Workplace Watchdog Worlds Reality You Don't Speak for Me! (Hispanic Americans against illegal immigration)
ZaZona.com (comprehensive information on work visas) STATE GROUPS ARIZONA Arizona Border Watch Citizens Against Illegal Immigration (Arizona) Concerned Citizens Network of Arizona Protect Arizona Now The Anderson Report - Southeast Arizona Regional Update Yes On Prop 200 (Arizona 2004 initiative) ARKANSAS Americans for an Immigration Moratorium (Arkansas) CALIFORNIA California Coalition for Immigration Reform Defend California Golden Gate Minutemen San Diego Border Alert Mohave Minutemen California Coalition for Immigration Reform Californians for Population Stabilization Sierrans for US Population Stabilization COLORADO Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform (CAIR) Colorado Minutemen Project Ranch Rescue - Colorado Save Colorado Now (ballot initiative to deny services to illegals)
Sovereignty Colorado Colorado Watch, Evergreen, email: coloradowatch at aol.com CONNECTICUT CT Citizens for Immigration Control Tri-state Immigration Moratorium FLORIDA Floridians for Immigration Enforcement Southwest Florida Minutemen Floridians for a Sustainable Population Silent Majority of Florida GEORGIA Georgians for Immigration Reduction Georgia Crime Watch INDIANA Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (I.F.I.R.E.) ILLINOIS Chicago Minuteman Project KANSAS Kansas Alliance for Immigration Reform OKLAHOMA Immigration Reform for Oklahomans Now (IRON) MINNESOTA Minnesotans For Sustainability Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform MARYLAND
Maryland Minuteman MASSACHUSETTES Massachusettes Immigration Reform MINNESOTA Minnesotan Minutemen Minnesotans For Sustainability Minnesotans Immigration Reform Minnestotans Seeking Immigration Reform MISSISSIPPI Mississippi F.I.R.E. NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire Citizens for Sustainable Population NEW JERSEY United Patriots of America Tri-state Immigration Moratorium NEW MEXICO Northern New Mexico Minuteman NEW YORK Tri-state Immigration Moratorium Sachem Quality of Life NEVADA Emigration Party of Nevada Las Vegas Minutemen NORTH CAROLINA Carolinians for Immigration Reform
N.C. Action Club NC Listen OHIO Ohio Jobs & Justice OREGON Alternatives to Growth Oregon Oregon Conservative Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvanians Against Illegal Immigration (PAII) SOUTH CAROLINA Carolinians for Immigration Reform TENNESSE Tennesseans for Immigration Reform Tennesseans for Responsible Immigration Politics TEXAS Texans for Fair Immigration, Inc. (TFFI) Texans for Immigration Reform Texas Border Watch Immigration Reform - Dallas UTAH Utah League of Citizens for Immigration Reform Utahns for Immigration Reform and Enforcement Utahns for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (UFIRE)
VIRGINIA Virginia Coalition for Immigration Reform Help Save Virginia Help Save Herndon WASHINGTON Citizens for Washington Alternatives to Growth Washington WISCONSIN Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration
BLOGS (there are many more. Check the links sections in these) American Job Blog Beyond Borders Blog Counterrorism Blog Freedom Folks Lone Wacko Blog Michelle Malkin's Immigration Blog Operation Great Wall Reconquista Uncooperative Blogger Watch Blog (news and forums across the ideological spectrum) Where' Your Brain? FORUMS Liberty Post (news with discussion)
Close Borders (Yahoo Group) Anti-Immigration Debate (Yahoo Group) Free Republic2 (Yahoo Group) H1B Fraud (Yahoo Group) Immigration Revolt (Yahoo Group) Protect America Now (Yahoo Group) Protect Our Border Now (Yahoo Group) USA for Americans 101(Yahoo Group) USA Border Alert (AOL Group) Save Our State (AOL Group) Next Section: Immigration Facts, Figures And Addendum Previous Section: How You Can Take Action
Immigration Facts, Figures And Addendum ADDENDUM (Presented verbatim but I do not have the source for this so I can not vouch for the veracity of the statements and I have not checked the accuracy and/or credibility of the references) Some other things you probably didn't know:
Cities that receive the largest numbers of immigrants also have twice the unemployment rate, 40% more people living in poverty, and 40% more serious crime per capita than cities with few or no immigrant arrivals. (1) Some 11.2 million immigrants arrived in the USA between 1990 and 2000. This, added to the 6.4 million children born to immigrants living in the USA, accounts for almost 70% of the US population growth in the past decade. (3) Immigrants now represent more than one in every tenUS residents, the highest percentage in 70 years. (4) Over the next 50 years, the US Census Bureau projects that immigration will cause the population of the United States to increase from its present 270 million to more than 400 million. (9) Nationwide, 33% of Third World immigrants who settled in the USA since 1990, live in poverty, nearly three times the rate for US-born natives. Some 36% of
immigrants failed to finish high school, more than double the percentage for USborn nationals. (12) About 15% of US citizens fall below the poverty line, compared to 29% of noncitizens. About 11% of non-citizens have incomes less than 50% of the poverty line, compared to 6% of citizens. (13) The number of impoverished people in the USA's immigrant-headed households nearly tripled from 2.7 million in 1979 to 7.7 million in 1997. (14) During that same period, the number of poor households headed by immigrants increased by 123% while the number of immigrant households increased by 68%. (15) According to Forbes Magazine, a greater proportion of the US population is currently living in poverty than what was the case three decades ago. (16) According to Forbes Magazine, Significantly, Hispanics accounted for a statistical 0% of the nation's poor in 1959. (17) Hispanics first entered the tables in 1972, making up 1.1% of the USA's poor in that year. By 1996, Hispanics made up 2.7% of the nation's poor - almost equivalent to the Black figure. (18) Forbes Magazine identified the leap in Hispanic poverty rates as being due to their numbers being "fed by immigration." (19) According to the US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2001, some 22.1% of Blacks were below the official poverty line. This compares with 21.2% of Hispanics; 10.8% of Asians and Pacific Islanders; and 7.5% of White non-Hispanics. (20) According to the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Institute for the Elderly in New York, about 23.8% of elderly Hispanics in the United States live in poverty, with no prospects of improvement in their situation. (21) In 1997, 25% of all children in California were living below the poverty line. (24) The number of children living in poverty in California had increased by more than 3% from 1990 to 1997. (25) In the Appalachia, Mississippi Delta, Black Hills, and Los Angeles areas, more than 30% of Hispanics are below the poverty line. (28) According to a survey by the University of California at San Francisco and the Field Institute, Latinos are 13 times more likely to be part of the working poor -defined in the survey as a family off our earning less than $20,000. (29) Denver's five poorest neighborhoods are populated mostly by Hispanics that only speak Spanish, particularly in the northern part of the city. (31) In these neighborhoods, 80% of the children receive food coupons, and are responsible for 37% of the city's crime rate. (32) The number of people in poverty living in immigrant households in Arizona has nearly tripled to 330,000 from 113,000 during the 1990s. During that same time, immigrant households rose to 41%, from 20% of the total of poverty-level households. (35) In 1996, according to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1.2 million newcomers joined the US population - yet fewer than 5% were admitted because of their job skills. (36) Most of the rest were allowed in because they were relatives of US citizens or other immigrants or were refugees, and a quarter of the total were illegal immigrants. (37) During the 1990s, more than 1.3 million people with less than a high school education entered the USA. (38) Of those who arrived in this decade, 34.4% were school dropouts. (39)
In 1998, nearly 40% of immigrants had less than a high school education double the share for natives, according to the 1990 census figures. The gap widens when grade school education is considered. Some 23% of immigrants have less than nine years of education, compared with just 4% of Americans.
Only 8% of California Latinos have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 43% of Asians, 33% of whites and 24% of African Americans, according to the California Research Bureau. (42) Latinos in California have the highest high school dropout rate (45%), lowest college graduation rate (8%) and, not surprisingly, the lowest median income ($14,560). (45) The Latino education gap in California is not new. Previous studies show the same was true as far back as the 1940s. (46) The high school dropout rate in most Latin American countries exceeds 50%. (48) Mexico, for example, has an illiteracy rate in excess of 10%, and Guatemala has an illiteracy rate of over 40%. (49) Median household income in the New York areas of Queens, Brooklyn, Suffolk, Fairfield, favored by immigrants, dropped between 1989 and 1998. This was also the case in many other counties across the nation that experienced a large influx of immigrants, according to census data. (50) The data show that in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx - counties with a major increase of immigrants - median income fell sharply. (51) In Queens, according to the data, the median household income fell from $44,938 in 1989, to $36,480 in 1998, a drop of nearly 19%, while in Brooklyn it fell by 18%, from $33,762 to $27,556. (52) Median income also fell in many counties in other states attractive to immigrants, including Los Angeles County and Miami-Dade County. (53) In Los Angeles County, where there has been a surge of immigrants from Mexico, median income fell in constant dollars from $45,962 in 1989 to $37,655 in 1998, a decline of 18%. (54)
EVERY 100 MANUAL LABOR IMMIGRANT JOBS CREATE 139 EXTRA POVERTY CASES
A study of 65 rural communities in California's San Joaquin Valley between 1980 and 1990, found that the addition of 100 farm jobs resulted in an additional 139 people - including immigrants, their families and area residents - living in poverty. (59) This statistic is driven by the low wages paid to the farm worker, who in turn is then unable to support dependents, creating the social welfare problem. A Rand study looked at the nine million net new jobs created in California from 1960 to 1990. It found that three-fourths of the new jobs were filled by workers with at least some college education, and almost all of the rest were filled by high school graduates. (62) Furthermore, the share filled by workers with some college education has risen over the years, the Rand study found. By the 1980s, some 96% of net new jobs were filled by such workers. (63) According to a survey by the University of California at San Francisco and the Field Institute, Latinos are much less likely to benefit from the state's explosion
in job growth because they are less likely to finish high school or attend college.
According to the survey, 56% of the state's Latinos had an education level of high school or lower, compared to 28% of blacks, 14% of whites, and 11% of Asians. (65)
THIRD WORLD IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS FILL UP 25% OF FEDERAL PRISONS
Criminal immigrants account for more than 25% of all inmates in federal prisons and is the fastest growing segment of the prison population. (66) The federal prison population of non-citizens has increased by about 15% per year from the mid-1980s to the present. Upkeep for each prisoner costs the taxpayers $21,300 per year. (67) Some 80% of cocaine and 50% of heroin in the US is smuggled across the border by Mexican nationals. (68) Taxpayers pay half-a-billion dollars per year incarcerating illegal alien criminals. (69) In 1994, the state of Florida sued the federal government, seeking reimbursement for the $884 million a year the state spends on services to illegal aliens. Florida spent $27.6 million in 1993 to arrest, try and jail illegal immigrants charged with crimes in that state alone. (70) In addition, state and local authorities were spending more than $500 million a year to arrest and imprison illegal immigrants who committed serious crimes. (71) New York State estimated these added costs at $270 million, while Illinois estimated that it spends $40 million per year for incarceration alone. (72) The demand for falsified documents in southern and coastal states has created a thriving underworld industry in counterfeiting, thievery, and forgery. For as little as $40 per person, illegal aliens can purchase documents that provide them with entitlement to health care, welfare, and work privileges. (73) According to an April 1997 report from the Associated Press, more than 180,000 aliens were granted US citizenship in 1996 without the mandatory criminal background checks. (74) An Associated Press report in February 1997, said the Citizenship USA project, pushed by the White House in 1996 to expedite admission of 1.3 million aliens, allowed as many as 130,000 criminals into the USA from Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. (75)
THIRD WORLD IMMIGRANT UNEMPLOYMENT
According to the Urban Institute, the highest rates of welfare dependency are in the agricultural counties of California, where unemployment rates are also high. In the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, for example, 29% of the residents of Fresno (761,000 population), 30% of Merced (199,000) and 25% of Tulare (362,000) county residents were on public assistance in 1996. At the same time, unemployment rates were in double digits, even in the peak spring and summer months. (77) If it were a state -- and with 3 million residents, its population rivals Oregon's -the Valley would have the nation's worst economy. Unemployment averages out at 12.4% for the entire region, nearly twice as high as West Virginia's. (78)
In South Central Los Angeles - another high-density immigrant center - the unemployment rate hovers around 20% (four times the state average) and the poverty rate is 40%. This figure has risen consistently over the last ten years. (82)
THIRD WORLD IMMIGRATION'S EFFECT ON THE USA LABOR MARKET
An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced from their jobs every year by immigration; the cost for providing welfare and assistance to these Americans is over $15 billion a year. (83) It is estimated that between 40 and 50% of wage-loss among low-skilled Americans is due to the immigration of low-skilled workers. (84)
THIRD WORLD IMMIGRANT WELFARE USAGE
The proportion of immigrant households using welfare programs is estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies to be between 30% to 50% higher than that of US-born citizens. (85) According to the ‘Immigrants and Welfare, Research Perspectives on Migration' report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -International Migration Policy Project, immigrant use of welfare has been rising, regardless of how "immigrant" and "welfare" are defined. (86) Immigrants in California are three times more likely to receive welfare than native-born residents, a dramatic difference that is not seen in other states with burgeoning immigrant populations, according to a report by the US General Accounting Office. (87) Forty-six% of California's children live in families with incomes low enough to qualify for subsidized school meals ($29,000 or less annually for a family of four). Child-care costs, averaging $407 monthly for a preschooler, amount to one-half the earnings of a full-time, minimum-wage worker. (88) Over 60% of Hispanic households in the Alexandria, Virginia area, receive assistance from federal or state programs for low-income residents. Forty-four% of Hispanic families get subsidized school lunches for their children. (89) Bearing in mind that about 37% of immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona, and 36% statewide fall below the poverty level, (90) the news that the number of people living below the federal poverty level in that state, soared nearly 90% since 1989, should come as no surprise. The state population grew about 30% in that time. (91)
Immigrants who arrived in the US after 1989 and their US-born children account for 60% or 5.5 million of the increase in the size of the uninsured medical health population. (92) The low health insurance rate means that these Third World immigrants show up at the emergency rooms of America's hospitals because they cannot afford medical care. Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of federally-mandated programs requiring free emergency room services to illegal aliens. (93)
In a recent year in Colorado, the state's emergency Medicaid program paid an estimated $30 million in hospital and physician delivery costs for about 6,000 illegal immigrant mothers - an average of $5,000 per baby. Those 6,000 births to illegal aliens represent 40% of the births paid for by Medicaid in Colorado. Those 6,000 babies immediately became US citizens and qualified for full Medicaid services, with a cost yet to be tabulated. (94) In addition to general welfare, the GAO -- the investigative arm of Congress -has documented similar differences in the use of Medicaid, the nation's health insurance program for the needy. In California, for instance, the number of citizens naturalized in fiscal years 1996 and 1997 receiving Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program) was 23.7%, compared with 8.2% for native-born citizens. (95)
THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF THIRD WORLD IMMIGRATION
The net annual cost of immigration has been estimated at between $67 and $87 billion a year. The National Academy of Sciences found that the net fiscal drain on American taxpayers is between $166 and $226 a year per native household. Even studies claiming some modest overall gain for the economy from immigration ($1 to $10 billion a year) have found that it is outweighed by the fiscal cost ($15 to $20 billion a year) to native taxpayers. (96) The net deficit is caused by a low level of tax payments by immigrants, because they are disproportionately low-skilled and thus earn low wages, and a higher rate of consumption of government services, both because of their relative poverty and their higher fertility. (97) The federal government currently provides targeted services to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents that cost about $600 million per year, equivalent to ten% of these workers annual earnings. (98) According to the ‘Immigrants and Welfare, Research Perspectives on Migration' report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -International Migration Policy Project, approximately 1.4 million immigrants receive AFDC or SSI payments totaling $4.5 billion annually. (99) Their average monthly AFDC payment is $133; their average SSI payment is $407. Estimates using a more broadly defined package of benefits and counting benefits from state and local as well as federal sources indicate that immigrants receive approximately $25 billion annually in assistance benefits. (100)
IMMIGRATION'S IMPACT AND COST ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The USA's public schools are already overcrowded with six million more children in schools today than in the late 1980s. (101) In 2002, school attendance rose from the 1997 level of 50 million students in primary and secondary education to more than 55 million - directly as a result of immigration. (102) The Urban Institute estimates that the cost of educating illegal alien children in the nation's seven states with the highest concentration of illegal aliens was $3.1 billion in 1993 (which, with the growth of their population to 1.3 million, was more than $5 billion in 2000). This estimate does not take into account the additional costs of bilingual education or other special educational needs. (104)
The Carrying Capacity Network, a non-profit group that studies growth and environmental issues, estimated in 1994 that legal and illegal immigrants have cost Florida $3.3 billion since 1970. (105) In California, the already mentioned cause and effect of a one-person increase in farm employment creating a 0.67-person increase in welfare use, means an additional annual welfare cost of $954 per farm job. (106) Since farm workers in California in 1990 earned an average $7,320, each farm job was associated with a welfare payment equivalent to approximately 13% of average farm earnings. (107) The costs of illegal immigration in terms of government expenditures for education, criminal justice, and emergency medical care are significant. California has estimated that the net cost to the state of providing government services to illegal immigrants approached $3 billion during a single fiscal year. (108) Stretched to the limit by these burdensome costs, the state of California sued the federal government in 1993 for $10.5 billion to recover the costs of education, health care, policing, and other administrative services for legal and illegal immigration. (109)
ASIAN IMMIGRATION MYTHS It is often thought that Asian immigration to the USA does not fall into these damning statistical breakdowns. While it is true that Asian immigrants to the USA fare on average better than immigrants from other parts of the Third World, it is a myth that all is well with the Asian immigrant community.
According to the March 2001 US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, some 10.8% of Asians and Pacific Islanders were below the official poverty line.
In 1993, a study that showed that despite a ‘model minority' stereotypical image of being self-sufficient, 55% of elderly Chinese immigrants in California received public assistance, mostly Supplemental Security Income. (111) Among elderly Vietnamese immigrants, the figure was 74%, compared with 21% of Mexican immigrants and nine% of the native-born elderly. (112) Arrest rates for American Asians are higher than Whites for gambling, gangsterism and youth homicide. Asians make up half of all gang arrests in Seattle, and their gang rate relative to population increased to nearly even with Blacks in the city by 1994. A 1992 Los Angeles study showed that Asians are 13 times more likely than Whites to be members of gangs. (113) Nationally, Asian poverty is slightly worse than the White average. Asian poverty rates in some urban areas are equal to, or worse, than blacks. Asian poverty in many census tracts ranges in the ghetto definition range, from 40% up to 70%. Asian per capita income is often comparable or worse than Blacks in urban areas. In San Francisco, Asian poverty rates are equal to those of Blacks for the equivalent family structure. (114)
CONCLUSION - A THREAT TO THE FABRIC OF AMERICAN SOCIETY
It is thus clear that Third World immigration to the USA brings none of the supposed benefits that the pro-immigration lobby suggests. The truth is that Third World immigrants do not bring skills, prosperity, stability, or economic growth.
On the contrary: they bring with them serious social problems that are then borne by native-born Americans, both financially and socially. Third World immigration threatens the very fabric of society, and unless halted, will see the final dissolution of the American Republic.
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