Sunday, February 25, 2007
Of 9/11, Illegal Aliens, and a Muddled President
John W. Lillpop
As America's war on terror president, George W. Bush is perfectly right to be obsessed with homeland security as a means for combating terrorism.
Unfortunately, the president's concern applies only to borders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and not here at home.
Although President Bush has ordered more than one hundred fifty thousand (and counting) American men and women to serve in harm's way 8,000 miles from home, and has spent nearly one half trillion dollars of taxpayer money on the war, he refuses to secure America's borders and to enforce U.S. immigration laws.
The Bush position on illegal aliens seems to be based on the following nonsensical assumptions:
* Only "good hearted, hard working" people cross U.S. borders illegally, and they come only to do work that Americans will not do;
* Illegal aliens share values observed by most Americans: Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande; and
* U.S. borders cannot be secured until a guest-worker program is adopted to relieve "pressure" at the border.
But how can the president advocate on behalf of millions of unknown illegal aliens without the requisite health, background, credit, and criminal checks that must be confronted by legal applicants? Somehow, the president believes that he is able to determine, without specific research, that non-American Latinos wishing to enter the U.S. should be allowed to do so, at will.
Has there ever been a more blatant example of racial profiling?
It is almost as though this president has forgotten that 9/11 even happened.
It is as though he believes that not a single terrorist or potential terrorist has entered America via our unprotected southern border.
Because President Bush refuses to live up to his constitutional responsibility to protect and defend America, even during a time of war, our nation has been invaded by 30 million uneducated, third world, non-English speaking criminals.
Our naive president blithely refers to illegal aliens as "good hearted, hard working" folks who come to America only in search of a better life, but the facts do not support those cliches.
As documented in a report by Joseph Farah dated November 28, 2006 and titled "Illegal Aliens Murder 12 Americans Daily," illegal aliens murder an average of 4,380 Americans each year.
In other words, illegal aliens have murdered approximately 21,900 Americans since 9/11. More than seven times the number of Americans who died on that fateful day.
And that does not include the 4,750 Americans killed by drunken illegal aliens every year! That adds up to another 23,725 "wasted lives," since 9/11.
Clearly, politicians genuinely concerned about "wasted lives" should work to secure our borders, enforce existing laws, and deport all criminal illegal aliens.
Los Angles: Illegal Alien and Crime Capitol of America
Some startling facts and figures from the Los Angeles Times and other news outlets should cause any sane person to question the president’s judgment when it comes to criminals from Mexico.
* 40% of workers in Los Angeles County work for cash and pay no taxes, because they are predominantly illegal aliens without green cards.
* 95% of murder warrants issued in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
* 75% of those on the “most wanted” list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
* Over 67% of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal aliens.
(Mexican births paid for by U.S. taxpayers.)
* Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are here illegally.
* Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
* 50% of gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border, according to FBI reports.
* 60% of all occupants in HUD properties are illegal aliens.
* 21 radio stations in Los Angeles are Spanish-language.
* In Los Angeles County, 5.1 million people speak English, while
3.9 million speak Spanish.
* Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
* In 1997, the net cost of immigration to American taxpayers was $70 billion. The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services received) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a negative number.
* 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
It is well past time for America's elected officials to forsake their illogical concern for illegal aliens, and to focus instead on protecting the interests of the American people as required by the U.S. Constitution.
Illegal Aliens Share American Values?
Although the president is fond of saying that illegal aliens share American values, the exact opposite is true.
Most Americans are not criminals who cross borders illegally and steal public services to which they are not entitled. ALL illegal aliens are!
Americans value the great English language--illegal aliens generally refuse to learn English.
As to the president's mindless prattle about "Family Values," two recent stories contradict that foolishness rather emphatically.
Take the case of Albert Vidal Torres, of Ontario, California. This shining example of "Family Values" has been charged with sprinkling glass and other debris into Chinese vegetable dumplings that were shipped to markets throughout California.
Prosecutors also believe that Torres contaminated the dumplings with seeds, pebbles, and spit. Torres must have left his "Family Values," if he ever had any, at the Rio Grande.
And, yes, Albert Vidal Torres, is an illegal alien. This Third World monster should not have even been in the United States to begin with.
Then we have the story of Jason Okon, a three-year Army veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star for valor in Iraq. This genuine American hero recently returned from Iraq and was in the process of making a new life for himself.
Okon's plans for pursuing the American Dream were abruptly halted by
Armando Martinez-Lozano. According to Okon's wife, Jason was doing some yard work when Martinez-Lozano approached Jason with a knife and said something to him in Spanish.
When Okon told Martinez-Lozano to leave, the other man allegedly stabbed Okon in the stomach and ran away. Okon was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he remains in the intensive care unit. He is comatose and on a ventilator.
Martinez-Lozano was arrested by police and jailed on charges of aggravated assault against Okon and the three officers who arrested him.
As with Torres, Armando Martinez-Lozano is an illegal alien.
Yet another third world thug who was able to assault an American hero because George W. Bush does not want to apply too much "pressure" on our borders.
Albert Vidal Torres and Armando Martinez-Lozano are not statistical aberrations. In fact, as noted earlier illegal aliens kill 25 Americans a day through murders, drunken driving, and other violent crimes.
Illegal aliens are "good hearted, hard working" folks whose "Family Values" are as American as baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. Right?
Perhaps our president needs to educate himself as to the likes of Albert Vidal Torres and Armando Martinez-Lozano.
Or does George W. Bush just not care?
From Baghdad to Arizona: Borders DO Matter!
Iraqi officials have apparently learned something that seems beyond the grasp of President Bush.
Specifically, Lt. Gen. Abboud Gambar, Iraqi commander of Baghdad security, has announced that Iraq would close its borders with Syria and Iran.
What a concept!
Imagine that, actually taking action to keep enemies out during time of war. This could actually mean that Iraq is finally getting serious about defeating the insurgents, thereby bringing some civility to this hellhole.
But what about a guest worker program, Lt. Gen.? Don't you know that by putting too much "pressure " on the border, you will only exacerbate the inflow of enemies into your nation?
At least that is the theory of America's great intellect and war strategerist, George W. Bush.
Of course, the "Bush Doctrine" has lead to America being inundated with 30 million peasants from the third world, but remember, "Family Values do not stop at the border."
And like the third world criminals who have invaded America, the Syrian and Iranian thugs headed to Iraq are probably "good hearted, hard working" insurgents--once you get to know them.
Here is more free, but invaluable, advise from the bully pulpit of George W. Bush:
Rather than securing your borders, why not create a guest worker program for all insurgents now in Iraq, and establish a program that allows insurgents in-waiting from Syria and Iran to come as guest workers?
Mind you, this is NOT amnesty! Never, ever, use the word amnesty when Bush double-talk will do.
Complete the Bushwacking of Iraq by giving all insurgents free education, health care, housing, food, and a path to immediate citizenship.
In short order, there will be more insurgents than Iraqi citizens in Iraq, but at least they will all be fed, educated, and healthy!
Illegal Aliens Are NOT Immigrants!
Those arguing on behalf of illegal aliens and their “rights”
often play word games in appealing to the pride of real Americans.
“Immigrants Built America” and “We are all Immigrants” are popular slogans at pro-illegal alien protests and in jargon used by those who favor open borders, regardless of the impact on America’s homeland security, economy, or culture.
What the anti rule-of-law crowd omits is the crucial word "legal," as in "legal immigrants." While it’s true that we are all descendants of immigrants, it is not true that our forefathers came to America illegally.
America was not built by illegal aliens!
Migrating to America legally is, and should be, a long, drawn-out procedure meant to protect the interests of American citizens. It involves more than simply jumping a fence and heading north in pursuit of free health care, education, food stamps, and other handouts paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
Legal immigration means enduring rigorous hurdles like background checks to detect a criminal background or possible ties to terrorists.
It means medical examinations to detect diseases still prevalent in third-world nations, but long since eradicated here.
It means proof of financial solvency so as to prevent newcomers from becoming a burden on U.S. taxpayers, and
It means passing tests for knowledge of American history and English skills.
Those who have jumped the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration checks are not immigrants.
Rather, they are illegal aliens, with no claim whatsoever to the welcome mat extended to legal immigrants.
Such people do not deserve recognition or sanction by the United States, and should be rounded up and deported as soon as possible, without exception.
Another word game played by pro-illegal aliens is to call these miscreants “undocumented." The implication of this term is that the invaders are simply missing a piece of paper or two, probably some unnecessary bureaucratic red tape designed to keep brown people out.
In truth, illegal aliens have invaded our nation, leaving America vulnerable to undetected crime, terrorism, disease, and financial devastation at the hands of people with no legal or moral justification for being here.
Do not be fooled by word games and euphemistic cover-ups.
People here illegally are illegal aliens. Period!
America Don't Need No Stinkin' Reform!
With all due respect to President Bush and his Mexican handlers and underwriters, America does NOT need immigration reform, comprehensive or otherwise.
What this nation desperately needs is a President and Congress that will apply due diligence on behalf of America, rather than working solely for huge U.S. corporations, illegal aliens, and the Mexican government.
In other words, Mr. Bush, you can solve the immigration nightmare overnight by simply living up to your constitutional responsibility to defend America “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Or to put it more succinctly, Mr. President, secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws. Period!
Forget about “comprehensive” reform, which is nothing more than code-speak for amnesty.
The president is reportedly a student of history. Perhaps he would benefit by boning up on recent immigration history.
In 1986, the United States adopted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) (Simpson-Mazzoli Act, IRCA, and Pub. L. 99-603, Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3359).
IRCA was enacted to reduce illegal immigration, which was a problem for the American economy. Three million illegal aliens were granted amnesty as a result of IRCA.
The new law would have worked--if it had been enforced. Unfortunately, both Democrat and Republican administrations have failed (refused?) to enforce the IRCA.
As a result, twenty years later America is saddled with upwards of an additional 30 million illegal aliens.
Most distressing is the fact that the “surge” from south of the border continues unabated, in spite of 9/11 and the threat posed by terrorists.
Apparently the president would have the American people believe that securing the borders 8,000 miles from home is vital to U.S. homeland security, but that securing our own borders is not vital.
And how can that be, Mr. President?
Is it because, in your mind, illegal aliens are “good hearted, hard working folks” simply looking for a better life?
And does that description also apply to the scores of millions of third-world peasants still in Mexico and other Latin nations, thinking of heading north to America?
All are good hearted and hard working? Without a single Jihadist, or potential terrorist, in their midst?
The 1986-amnesty disaster proves that America needs secured borders and rigid enforcement of our laws.
Or, to put the issue in terms even most illegal aliens could understand:
America don't need no stinkin' reform!
Why is it Impossible to Deport Illegal Aliens, Mr. Bush?
President Bush has undertaken the onerous task of converting Muslim dictatorships and theocracies in the Middle East into enlightened democracies.
The president apparently believes that America can, and should, determine the form of government that billions of Muslims live under.
But while our commander-in-chief is downright eager to impose American ideology on billions of Muslims in nations thousands of miles removed from our shores, he is downright squeamish when it comes to defending America's own borders and enforcing our immigration laws.
Most distressing is Bush's assertion that deportation of millions of illegal aliens is “impossible.”
How in the world can it be “impossible” for the most powerful and technologically advanced nation in the world to remove criminals who have invaded our nation at time of war?
Surely the greatest hope for the civilized world in the global “war on terror” is not helpless when it comes to criminals inside its own borders? Some of who are most likely terrorists?
If America is really that impotent, Osama bin Laden and other Islamofascists will see that as great news, and a source of inspiration for continuing their Jihad on the civilized world.
Moreover, if America is unable, or unwilling, to control who enters and who stays here, victory for terrorism and world domination by Islamic extremists are all but assured.
Is that really the message you wish to convey to the world, Mr. President?
The great-unanswered question in all of this is:
Why does President Bush always act on behalf of illegal aliens, rather than America?
Why does he arrogantly and foolishly deny the truth?
Namely, illegal aliens:
* Feed at the public trough for health care, education, food, housing and other vital services to which they were not entitled.
* Overwhelm American hospitals, medical clinics, and emergency rooms and refuse to pay for medical services received.
* Force medical facilities into bankruptcy, resulting in the loss of vital medical services for American citizens.
* Manage to send $30-40 billion a year back to Mexico while dumping their medical bills on the backs on U.S. taxpayers.
* Refuse to learn English, and demand that America provide services in Spanish at considerable cost to American citizens.
* Impede the education of American children because of language and cultural issues.
* Demand driver’s licenses despite being in America illegally, and demand that driver instruction and testing materials be in Spanish.
* Demand reduced tuition rates offered to American students here legally.
* Vote in U.S. elections and alter election results.
* Overwhelm America's penal system, making it impossible to deal effectively with the citizen inmate population.
* Engage in wholesale forgery of vital public documents and commit identity theft in order to secure employment, education, credit, and access to public services.
* Take to the streets to protest pending legislation that would tighten border security and enforce the nation’s immigration laws
* Wave the Mexican flag and scream “Yes, we can!” and “We are America" in Spanish as they march to protest the rule of law in America
* Cry “racism” every time they are criticized for being in America illegally or challenged to learn English and assimilate into American society.
In other words, this corrupt bunch of third-world banditos is under the misguided notion that America has no sovereign rights or borders, and that our great nation should be open to every Mexican peasant that decides unilaterally to squat in America.
And the government of Mexico has violated the sovereignty and borders of America by encouraging millions of illiterate peasants to invade America.
Again, the unanswered question: Why does U.S. President George W. Bush consistently side with Mexico and illegal aliens, instead of fighting on behalf of Americans?
Deport Them All--Including Anchor babies!
Illegal aliens who scheme to have anchor babies born in America just to avoid justice (through deportation) are among the most despicable criminals in our midst.
Only Democrat and RINO politicians are less honorable.
By callously manipulating infants for personal gain, illegal aliens clearly lack the moral values and judgment essential to being good Americans. Unless one is planning on becoming a Democrat politician.
Moreover, the presence of anchor babies gives weak-minded knot heads who favor open borders and non-enforcement of immigration laws a lame excuse for doing nothing.
Again, infants are manipulated for political purposes by those who scream "We cannot split families," when arguing against deportation.
However, that argument is embarrassingly specious.
To begin with, illegal aliens willfully abandon family when they leave their nation of origin, usually Mexico, in order to invade America!
Apparently, "Family" is trumped by dinero when deciding whether or not to jump a fence to pursue the mother lode, AKA free public services, in America!
Secondly, deportation decisions cannot be based on whether or not the offending criminal has a family.
Consider a parallel: Illegal aliens are like bank robbers--they steal property belonging to others. However, when an American citizen is found guilty of robbing a bank, does the presiding judge decide against prison because of concern about separating the criminal from family?
Of course not!
Criminals are criminals, and should be dealt with according to the law, especially when it comes to illegal aliens.
Third: Who says that the illegal alien family has to be split? For illegal aliens with children under 18, it should be mandatory that the entire family be deported!
In fact, because they are the most burdensome to American taxpayers, deporting such families should be the greatest priority of our federal government.
In other words, Pancho, get the hell out and take your moochachoo brats with you!
Finally, instead of trying to rip-off the government with demands for lavish air travel, Speaker Pelosi should work with other Twinkies like Senator Harry Reid to close the anchor baby loophole with respect to children of illegal aliens.
America Needs Redux of "Operation Wetback"
America has not always been governed by a pro-illegal alien president who works on behalf of big business and the Mexican government.
Our CEO has not always been willing to sacrifice homeland security for cheap fruit. We have not always been cursed with a sell out who bases all of his immigration policy on a philosophy of "No Wetback Left Behind."
There was a time when our president really cared about American sovereignty, borders, culture, and language.
The last best example of this was during the administration of Republican Dwight Eisenhower, under whom which "Operation Wetback" was launched.
The following description of "Operation Wetback" is from The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII).
Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.
President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents--less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.
Although there is little to no record of this operation in Ike's official papers, one piece of historic evidence indicates how he felt. In 1951, Ike wrote a letter to Sen. William Fulbright (D) of Arkansas. The senator had just proposed that a special commission be created by Congress to examine unethical conduct by government officials who accepted gifts and favors in exchange for special treatment of private individuals.
General Eisenhower, who was gearing up for his run for the presidency, said "Amen" to Senator Fulbright's proposal. He then quoted a report in The New York Times, highlighting one paragraph 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."
Years later, the late Herbert Brownell, Jr., Eisenhower's first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had a sense of urgency about illegal immigration when he took office.
America "was faced with a breakdown in law enforcement on a very large scale," Mr. Brownell said. "When I say large scale, I mean hundreds of thousands were coming in from Mexico [every year] without restraint."
Although an on-and-off guest-worker program for Mexicans was operating at the time, farmers and ranchers in the Southwest had become dependent on an additional low-cost, docile, illegal labor force of up to three million, mostly Mexican, laborers.
According to the ''Handbook of Texas Online,'' published by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association, this illegal workforce had a severe impact on the wages of ordinary working Americans. The ''Handbook Online'' reports that a study by the President's Commission on Migratory Labor in Texas in 1950 found that cotton growers in the Rio Grande Valley, where most illegal aliens in Texas worked, paid wages that were "approximately half" the farm wages paid elsewhere in the state.
Profits from illegal labor led to the kind of corruption that apparently worried Eisenhower. Joseph White, a retired 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol, says that in the early 1950s, some senior U.S. officials overseeing immigration enforcement "had friends among the ranchers," and agents "did not dare" arrest their illegal workers.
In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner.
Then on June 17, 1954, what was called "Operation Wetback" began. Because political resistance was lower in California and Arizona, the roundup of aliens began there. Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country.
By mid-July, the crackdown extended northward into Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and eastward to Texas.
By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.
Unlike today, Mexicans caught in the roundup were not simply released at the border, where they could easily reenter the United States. To discourage their return, Swing arranged for buses and trains to take many aliens deep within Mexico before being set free.
Tens of thousands more were put aboard two hired ships, the Emancipation and the Mercurio. The ships ferried the aliens from Port Isabel, Texas, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, more than 500 miles south.
The sea voyage was "a rough trip, and they did not like it," says Don Coppock, who worked his way up from Border Patrolman in 1941 to eventually head the Border Patrol from 1960 to 1973.
By contrast, in 2007 we are stuck with a president who refuses to enforce our borders and deport the illegal aliens who are destroying America. During a time of war no less!
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!