Friday, June 6, 2008

Immigration - A Powerful Statement

This letter makes as cogent a presentation about illegal immigration as can be. You certainly won't see the media point out such facts.

Confirmed by Snopes.com ( http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/borderpatrol.asp )
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Dear Senator Frist:

There
is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal
aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and
Honduran aliens.


1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want U.S. citizenship. Americans
are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a U.S.
citizen. Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of
their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United
States such as employment, medical care, in-state tuition, government
subsidized housing and free education for their offspring. Their main
attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home.
They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans.
What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without
paying the price.


2. There are no jobs that Americans won't do. Illegal aliens are
doing jobs that Americans can't take and still support their families.
Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence
home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no
jobs that Americans won't do for a decent wage.


3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They
are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their
home countries. They come to send money to their real home as evidenced
by the more than 20 billion dollars sent out of the country each year
by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered
this nation in violation of the law and therefore assumed the risk of
detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children
assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.


4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens
constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages
and benefits for lawful U.S. residents.

5. This is NOT an
immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it
is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal
immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet
that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.


6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal
aliens are not immigrants by definition. The U.S. accepts more lawful
immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

7.
There is no such thing as the "Hispanic vote". Hispanics are white,
brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Repu blicans,
Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The
so-called "Hispanic vote" is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get
the Hispanic vote is a dead end.


8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans
have resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed
German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the U.S. During
World War II Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the U.S. from
Mexico. During the Cold War Mexico allowed spies hostile to the U.S. to
operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and
applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican school children are taught
that the U.S. stole California, Arizona, new Mexico and Texas. If you
don't believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written for their
schoolchildren.


9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better
life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of
those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a
valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let's allow
those one billion to come to America and we'll turn the USA into a
Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native
born Americans who want a better life. I'll bet Bill Gates and Donald
Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since
when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash another nation?


10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There
are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives,
senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would
gladly take jobs at a decent wage.


11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about
wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not
wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set
aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal
residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our
laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the
price?


For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure
our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These
politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society
has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be
high. There has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and
their supporters. There will be more. You, as a politician, have a
choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country
and demanded the rights afforded to U.S. citizens or to offend those of
us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep
either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do
you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow
to the wants and needs of those who don't even have the right to remain
here?


There will be a reckoning. It will come in November of this year, again in 2008 and yet again in 2010.

We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves.

David J. Stoddard
U.S. Border Patrol (RET)

Hereford, Arizona
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