Thursday, April 03, 2008

Gazette: Open Forum: Where’s the balance in story on illegal immigration?

Thursday, April 3, 2008
Open Forum: Where’s the balance in story on illegal immigration?

The Gazette gave voice to law-breaking, pro-illegal alien advocates like Maryland House (Casa de Maryland) and the NAACP, but did not balance the story with representatives from Numbers USA or the Center for Immigration Studies (‘‘Hispanics feel threat of immigration checks,” March 27).

I would like to thank Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins for myself, my family, my neighbors, my country and all law-abiding Americans, including legal immigrants, for using a common-sense and fair approach to the problem of illegal immigration.

It’s a shame that Maryland House (Casa de Maryland), the same people who live off my tax dollars and publish comic books that encourage illegal aliens to not respond to officers of the law when they ask questions, is also encouraging criminal activity, lying and cheating, and will stop at nothing until the country is overrun with illegal aliens.

When Sheriff Jenkins clearly states that he will return illegal aliens to their country of origin when they commit crimes in our country, Maryland House (Casa de Maryland) engages in fear mongering saying that illegal aliens are afraid to leave their homes.

Please. That kind of nonsense no longer works. Look at how Americans rose up and defeated the amnesty bill that Bush, Kennedy, McCain and many wealthy and powerful Democrats and Republicans tried to ram through the Congress in the middle of the night. Americans are no longer going to fall for this kind of nonsense.

We see the rampant illegal alien crime, the anchor babies, the drug dealing, the murders, the rapes, and we ask, what is going on? Why are my tax dollars supporting these people? Why is my government giving them a driver’s license when they are here illegally? Why should I pay to educate, house, provide health care for, and jobs for these illegal aliens?

Illegal aliens create significant costs for taxpayers mainly because they are unskilled, not because they are illegal. Most lack a high school diploma. Such people pay relatively little in taxes regardless of legal status because they earn so little in the modern American economy.

Research indicates that the net fiscal drain (taxes minus costs) would triple if we legalized illegal aliens. Unskilled illegal aliens are costly, but unskilled legal immigrants cost even more because they can more easily access social programs.

A strategy of attrition through enforcement, on the other hand, is both realistic and avoids the problems of illegal immigration by making illegal aliens go home or self-deport.

A March 2005 Immigration and Naturalization Service report estimates that 165,000 illegal aliens go home each year, 50,000 are deported, and 25,000 die. But many more than that come in.

If America becomes less hospitable to illegal aliens, many more will simply decide to go home. To do this, we should enforce the law that bars illegal aliens from holding jobs by using the national databases that already exist to ensure that each new hire is legally entitled to work here.

In 2004, only three employers were fined for hiring illegal aliens. The Internal Revenue Service must also stop accepting Social Security numbers that it knows are bogus. We also need to make a much greater effort to deny illegal aliens things like driver's licenses, bank accounts, loans, in-state college tuition, and other supports, like Maryland House, that make it easy to rip off Americans.

Local law enforcement can play a vital role, and Sheriff Jenkins is to be honored, not vilified, for understanding this fact. When an illegal alien is encountered in the normal course of police work, the immigration service should pick that person up and deport him or her.

Attrition through enforcement is really the only option if we want to solve our illegal immigration problem. Implementing such a policy will save taxpayers money, help American workers at the bottom of the labor markets, and restore the rule of law.

God bless you and thank you, Sheriff Jenkins, for enforcing the will of the American public. Most support your efforts. I’m sorry the loudmouths get the media attention, but please keep enforcing the rule of law.

Bruce Curley, Mount Airy

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ON MAY 1, 2008 THERE IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER WELL ORGANIZED AND FUNDED, MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS. ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS IS JUAN ANGEL GUTIERREZ. THE ARTICLE BELOW WAS TAKEN FROM A MEXICAN NEWSPAPER. GUTIERREZ IS CALLING FOR MEX PREZ CALDERON TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PUSH FOR AMNESTY. BEFORE THE ARTICLE, I WANTED TO SHOW YOU WHAT GUTIERREZ HAS ALSO SAID.

" The border remains a military zone. We remain a hunted people. Now you think you have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historicallyas been ours for forty thousand years. And we are a Mestizo Nation. This is our homeland. We cannot-we will not- and we must not be made illegal in our own homeland. We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are millions. We have an aging white America. THEY ARE NOT MAKING BABIES. They are dying. It's a matter of time. The explosion is in our population. THEY ARE s**tTING IN THEIR PANTS WITH FEAR. I LOVE IT! WE'VE GOT TO ELIMINATE THE GRINGO, AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS, IF THE WORST COMES TO THE WORST, WE HAVE GOT TO KILL HIM!"-- Jose Angel GutierrezProfessor, Univeresity of Texas at Arlington,Founder of "La Raza Unida Party"

PARTIAL TRANSLATION FROM:

http://www.laopinion.com/latinoamerica/?rkey=00000000000003631910

MEXICO, D.F.— "It is time for president Felipe Caldron to stop with the hollow speeches and truly support an migratory reform for the Mexicans in the United States", said Juan José Gutiérrez, of the Latin-American Movement USA.

Yesterday, migrant leaders requested the Mexican Executive to call and to support the marches in Mexico parallel to the ones that will be carried out on May 1st in the United States, where they anticipate mobilizations in 200 cities with the participation of around a million workers.

Street marches, boycott the consumption of American products, border blockades in the northern border, pronouncements, prison sentences… any action that arises in this country would be like a cane of support in the long road for legalization plagued with violations to their rights, they say.

"We want to feel that support from over there because we are all Mexicans and for growth we depend on each other", stood out María Jiménez, activist in Houston through a teleconference organized in the Mexican Chamber of Representatives.

Last year, the remittances added the figure record of 23.979 billion dollars, 1% more than in 2006, according to the Bank of Mexico, although it also expects a fall in the shipments due to the anti-immigrant raids.

"It isn't possible that even when it is known that we have so many problems there, here in our country of origin the issue is half-forgotten and completely out of the national agenda", emphasized Gutiérrez.

Rosendo Delgado, of the latin American organization Latinos United in Detroit, explained by telephone, the importance of having the boycotts on the consumption of U.S. businesses in Mexico to declare the nonconformity that generates the abuse of our contrymen in that country.

"It is only for a day and we will be able to give a sample of what we can do", he emphasized.

Francisco Chavira, president of the Front Mexico USA, in Laredo, Texas, pronounced that it be the border cities the ones that set the example to the rest of the country organizing the main mobilizations against the criminalization of the immigrants.

"In the two previous years they have been organized in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, with the participation of migrant organizations in Texas", he comments. "That zone is more sensitized to the issue because we see the families separated by the raids and the persecution of the undocumented."

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10:42 AM, April 16, 2008  
Blogger S said...

Hi,

I wonder if your readers might have an interest in our article,
"Hiring Illegal Aliens" at
http://www.WebSearchGuides.com/illegal_aliens.htm

Please feel free to link or excerpt article. Thanks.

Steve Miller
Washington Research Associates Inc

4:14 PM, April 21, 2008  

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