Even in normal times, it is insane for a
nation to have unrestricted immigration, and during wars, national pestilences,
or terror, it is doubly insane to have open borders! That's about where the U.S.
is today. With an astronomical increase in crime, with burgeoning welfare roles,
with cities and states whining about being out of money, with hundreds of
thousands of Americans out of work and more to follow, we still have almost open
borders! We might as well put up a huge sign on our southern border: "Terrorists
and other illegals Welcome! Follow the arrows to Tucson!" Maybe an additional
sign promising "free medical care and education"!
Each day about 500,000
illegal aliens cross into the U.S. from Mexico carrying drugs, disease, and
destructive plans to our nation. Most want to pick tomatoes; however if tomato
pickers can slip in, so can terrorists. Yet, we have major politicians,
including President Bush, who are so unconcerned they want to give amnesty to
the illegal gatecrashers already here! The President seems to be unaware that he
is sitting on a seething volcano that is about to explode! Is he totally
uninformed as to what is happening in European nations such as
There are now 78,000 illegal aliens from terror-friendly or
terror-supporting nations hiding in the U.S.! Surely Bush knows that Americans
will hold him and the GOP responsible for terrorism resulting from his inaction,
ineptitude, or incompetence relating to border security. Bush’s volcano is about
Should U.S. taxpayers be expected to finance illegal
immigrants? I can defend the position that we should not finance legal
immigrants? There is even talk of Mexicans getting U.S. Social Security! Have
the loonies taken over the asylum?
Since immigrants from Mexico and
South America have lower skills, they are more likely to request public
assistance, gorge the public school system, overwhelm the health care industry,
and spike the crime reports. Bigotry? Not at all. Just the facts. Did you know
that 15% of California students are illegal aliens and 25% of U.S. Federal
prisoners are illegals? They are not in prison for being gatecrashers but for
committing crimes in the U.S.! You are funding them!
We should be
concerned about illegal and legal immigration. Harvard professor George Borjas,
affirmed that “the United States has been granting entry visas to persons who
have relatives in the United States, with no regard to their skills or economic
potential." He said that, "Immigrants today are less skilled than their
predecessors, more likely to require public assistance, and far more likely to
have children who remain in poor, segregated communities."
immigration is bad news for America's poor. The wages of America's high school
dropouts have fallen 10% since the 1980s relative to the wages of more educated
workers. Borjas declares that about a third of that decline is because of
immigration. Almost 30 percent of the immigrants now living in this country are
of Mexican origin. The empirical evidence suggests that immigration is
exacerbating this problem of poverty according to Professor Borjas.
Straub reports that the town of San Luis, Arizona has about 3,000 residents, but
has 20,000 post office boxes because those living across the border in Mexico
use them as a permanent American address to collect public benefits. Courtesy of
YOU. Don't you feel warm and fuzzy knowing that you go to work each day to
support parasites across the border?
We must admit that if large numbers
of Mexicans, legal or illegal, enter the U.S. it will relieve some of Mexico's
social and economic problems, but what will it do to America’s? By what twisted
logic are U.S. citizens expected to take their hard-earned money to provide for
foreigners, especially foreigners who are criminals? Maybe it can be justified
if you worship at the shrine of global government, but no thinking person does
that, do they?
The pro-immigration people tell us that immigrants don't
take jobs; they make jobs and pay taxes. However, while that is true in
individual cases, it is not true in the aggregate. George Borjas estimates that
the immigrants' cash welfare benefits alone cost about $1 billion more than is
paid by them in taxes each year. A report in August of 2004 revealed that
illegals cost Americans ten billion dollars more than they pay in taxes!
We are told that Mexicans are needed to do work that Americans will not
do, but a more correct statement is that they take jobs that Americans don't
want at the going wage! When times get tough, Americans will work at any job to
put food on the table. Don't you feel good knowing that Mexican immigrants are
working at very low wages to make more profit for the agri-businesses?
is time for the U.S. to take charge of our borders, keep out illegal aliens,
apprehend those now living in the U.S. illegally and demand that our "friends"
south of the border stop playing the hypocrite and close their northern border
as they have their southern border. It's past time to get started. The volcano
is about to explode!
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of
Representatives, author of 13 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk
shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years His book, ISLAM:
America's Trojan Horse! was published last year. His website is
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