Myth Blaster: Illegal Immigration and NAU

freedom-is-not-free_button Fellow Patriot, Bob McCarty calls it Shamnesty. Appropriate terminology for a government that does not enforce its own laws and an administration who has been shirking its duties because of a misdirected pipe dream called the North American Union that the White House spokesperson has termed as a “myth” – subject material for Myth Blaster.


In a recent article, China Aggression and North American Union – A Conspiracy Myth? – I show how Cliff Kincaid examines the whistleblower, Phyllis Schlafly‘s fight against the Bush administration’s goal of a North American Union. When the stance of the present administration policy on illegal border crossing and seemingly lack of reality when it comes to national security and the rule of law, the concept of a North American Union is the missing piece in the puzzle. So, in reality, that article is about America plainly being sold out not only to China, but Mexico as well. An issue missing from the presidential candidate debates is the secretive push for a coalition of nations in the North America region of the world under the name of SPP, but in fact the North American Union. It is why illegal immigrants have come forward to the liberal media in an effort to shame those of us against immigration law breakers and the dangers of national security and concerns for the welfare of American citizens that makes those that believe in the rule of law look like demons.
As Mr. McCarty clearly reflects in his blog post – the media is manipulating emotion and making those against illegal immigration look like the bad guys instead of the law breakers. The illegal immigrant has caused any suffering of their children in regards to their legal status in this country and that injection of an emotional tool should not deter citizens and those who have legally sought citizenship in America from adhering to the rule of law.

As Human Events points out – “being tough on immigration” hasn’t been the problem here – ignoring the rule of law and seeking the indirect destruction of America’s sovereignty is. The myths are also cannon fodder for those who use the race-card propaganda as a means of passing their amnesty legislation that was proven to not be the answer in 1986.
Myth Blaster Verdict: In regards to the North American Union and the points against the presence of illegal immigrants and their perceived rights – TRUE.
Myth: The United States has room for the 12-20 million illegal immigrants now present in the states of America.
TRUTH: While there are regions in America that makes it appear that there is much room for anyone seeking to immigrate to the United States, immigrants, both legal and illegal, settle in urban areas where the jobs and housing are located. Much of the wilderness one may see constitutes the national parks that preserve the natural heritage of this nation, as well as home to the various Native American tribes that also constitutes the heritage of America’s history.
MYTH: The illegal immigrant fills the “gap” of jobs that Americans do not want to do.
TRUTH: This myth has been dispelled by many with clear presentation of statistical resources. Before 1965, the year when the Immigration Bill was passed, there was a manageable flow of immigration and little illegal immigration. In fact, between the years of 1925 and 1965, there was a period of emigration from the United States to other places. Corporations have demanded and seek cheap labor. They benefit, not the average American citizen and those citizens are paying taxes that finance the benefits the illegal immigrant receives that is supposed to be afforded to American citizens – taxpayers – only. Americans will work the jobs that illegal immigrants perform now – if they were compensated in a fair wage practice. What has happened is that the illegal immigrant worker has taken over jobs that people seeks, but cannot afford to take – and this has been seen more visibly in the construction industry. If the illegal immigrant is being “exploited” – indeed they are by those business entities that hire them and the politicians and government officials who turn their heads instead of arresting, deporting and charging heavy fines on those employers who hired them. The rule of law applies here and it is placed for a reason.
MYTH: Illegals are just people that want a better life and become good citizens.
TRUTH: Many may want to assimilate and truly become a part of the American Dream; however, most are here for economic reasons only and they have not nor will not assimilate in regards to loyalty to the United States. In fact, in the last ten years organizations have arisen and become strong through membership and affiliations with the Mexican government and the counterparts of the drug cartel to promote dissension and the idea that they have the right to cross the border, legal or not, because certain areas of the United States rightfully belongs to Mexico – stolen in the aftermath of the War Against Mexico in the 19th century. In addition, those illegal immigrants who reside in America form pockets of culture with loyalties more to their country of origin than their professed loyalty to the United States. Mexican-American, El Salvadoran-American, Guatemalan-American, et cetera, constitutes the multicultural Balkan State atmosphere rather than true assimilation. Indeed, these people and the politicians for their own selfish reasons seek to create a second national language in the form of English-Spanish, in the name of unity but in fact it is disuniting. Unity is created, as demonstrated in America’s history, from a melting pot of cultures of a people who came here for a better life – but did not wish to force their foreign culture upon the traditions and laws of the United States.
MYTH: Illegal immigrants pay taxes and benefit the economy.
TRUTH: Some do pay taxes via payroll, and those that are illegal immigrants do so because of fraudulent documents and identity, which means they have committed another crime other than crossing the border uninvited. But many are paid in cash as well. However, illegal immigrants are giving birth to children free of charge, or at least free to them because the bill comes out of the taxes paid by legal immigrants and American citizens. Not being able to afford children doesn’t seem to deter the birth rate such as seen in Los Angeles county hospitals – a problem also seen in the state of Florida where hospitals have nearly gone into bankruptcy because of the amount of unpaid hospital bills of illegal immigrants. The basic principles of economics apply here – the more people who assimilate into our system, the larger the tax base. But in California this is not true. The illegal immigrant costs more than what they put in the tax system, and is one of the reasons for the state’s financial problems in recent decades.
MYTH: Illegal immigrants do not affect politics because they cannot vote.
TRUTH: They cannot vote LEGALLY, but if they have false identification, what is to stop them from voting? Political power of illegal immigrants is evident in recent news and editorial investigation. Politicians stand by the illegal immigrant because it is a possible voting base that will be in his/her favor. Therefore, amnesty looks good to them and it makes them look favorable in behalf of the illegal immigrant.
Kathy McKee wrote on January of 2004 in The Sonoran News

…there are an undue number of myths and lies that the public (and many politicians) has bought into. The FACTS are:
1. It is NOT racist to call these people “illegal aliens”. In fact, “illegal aliens” is the only term used in federal laws and regulations to describe criminals (and they ARE criminals) who come into our country illegally. …
Mexico is NOT a poor country. By sending its teeming masses to our country that status keeps on rising. Mexico has more resources per square mile than the U.S.[I] and plenty of money to take care of its own people. Why should the taxpayers of this country subsidize Mexico’s corruption?
3. Illegal aliens are NOT necessarily coming here to work. Lou Dobbs recently reported that 33 percent of our prison population is now comprised of non-citizens. Plus, 36 to 42 percent of illegal aliens are on welfare. …
4. Illegal aliens are NOT doing work Americans won’t do. What jobs won’t Americans do? … There are 18 million Americans who cannot find a job, so illegal aliens who are coming here to work do so at peril to American workers.
5. Illegal aliens absolutely do not contribute more than they cost. … The ones who use fraudulent social security numbers and qualify to pay taxes and social security have so many deductions for dependents that they pay little, if any taxes. We have seen them pay less than $100 in taxes and get back $4,000 refunds (thanks to earned income tax credits and multiple dependents).[II]
6. The economy does NOT depend on illegal aliens. Sure, greedy CEOs … and business owners depend on illegal aliens, but due to #3, #4 and #5 above, the only thing illegal aliens are contributing is to the collapse of our economy …
7. Without illegal aliens, the price of agricultural products and other goods and services will NOT soar.[III]
8. Consumers are NOT benefiting from lower labor costs. Again, it’s CEOs and business owners who benefit from taxpayer subsidies for their illegal alien workers.[IV]

“Controlled” immigration is also a myth. Stephen Moore, director of fiscal policy studies and Stuart Anderson, director of trade and immigration studies at the Cato Institute write [April 1997]:

…the U.S. immigration system is both limited and highly regulated. A U.S. citizen can sponsor a spouse, parent, sibling, or minor or adult child. A lawful permanent resident can sponsor only a spouse or a child. … Immigration actually declined naturally in both 1994 and 1995. …
Immigrants depress the wages and working conditions of American citizens. New widely cited research purportedly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics declares that immigrants are responsible for “about 50 percent of particular welfare programs, such as Supplemental Security Income. But because immigrants tend to come to the United States during the start of their working years – between the ages of 18 and 35 – they make very large net contributions to the two largest income transfer programs: Social Security and Medicare. When the payroll tax contributions of immigrants are taken into account, the Urban Institute found that the foreign born constitute a net fiscal windfall to the public sector of some $20 billion a year. To the extent that welfare use by immigrants is a problem, this can be addressed by restricting the welfare eligibility of immigrants …

When the Statue of Liberty represented the motto of welcoming the masses to the shores of freedom, it didn’t mean unlimited immigration or violation of our immigration laws.
Legal immigrants deserve respect, and indeed should have rights; however, illegal immigrants are law breakers and continue to break laws as they proceed in their efforts to live and work in America illegally. They break immigration laws, then they break laws concerning fraudulent identification and records, and some break other laws, either directly entailed with their initial breaking of the immigration law or concerning something else. After all, it would be human nature if one disregards one law or two and truly believe that they wouldn’t break another to their advantage. Illegal immigrants do not deserve jobs, amnesty (in whatever legislative form it is proposed), educational subsidies, driver’s licenses, or any other benefit afforded to US citizens at taxpayer expense. There are those who complain about expense of our military budget, yet fail to realize that illegal immigration is costing American taxpayers more than the annual cost of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And in order to fix the immigration problem we need to force our national, state and local leadership to reform our educational, political and legal institutions.
Most who disagree to my stance on this issue are ignorant of the facts – yet I try to provide as many links as possible for them to check it out for themselves. The public must recognize that it is the government that has caused this problem through their policy of ignoring their own laws set in place, and the government is made up of people who we elect. Therefore the load must fall onto the shoulders of American voters, who are the initial cause of the problems we are having with elected officials – from both major political parties. Amnesties, as demonstrated in 1986, have clearly shown that this is not the solution. Visit the National Review for an excellent article concerning amnesty.
There are more likely 20 million illegal aliens in the United States today, rather than the figure of 12 million. Immigration, overall, has accounted for over 70% of the US population growth since 1970s. (See chart). Immigration has contributed to school overcrowding, increased traffic accidents and deaths, health care problems, environmental problems, social animosity, and other impacts that is showing the strain upon our economic and national security stature. Yet, too much of the media supports the illegal alien population, along with lawyers whose integrity is questionable, and the US legal system’s ability to protect the rule of law. If you want further proof of the negative impact upon our nation, visit the National Sites for the proof of the media’s failure to present this major domestic problem. Check out the American Immigration Reform (FAIR) report behind school crowding: No Room To Learn: Immigration and School Overcrowding. Consider bringing this up at the next local meeting with your school board. The problem of all this is not necessarily part of the federal government, but it involves politicians within the state governments, as well as local.
The present campaign to win the primary of the Presidential Election 2008 addresses the issue of immigration, because of its importance to the American people – whatever side they choose to take. Yet when they discuss the issue concerning America’s health care problems, I have yet to see them include the illegal alien issue that is part of that problem as well.
Another source for immigration myths is Project USA.
History has clearly shown that illegal immigration is detrimental to the legal immigrants, not just the American citizen. Visit Numbers USA and read some suggestions as to how to achieve winning actions to reduce illegal immigration and make it a minor problem instead of the major one it is today. Also see the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that is backed up by statistics and facts – not hoopla out of the mainstream media.
And another link if you want to become part of the movement to round up and deport illegal aliens, visit the site dedicated to this endeavor – Report Illegals. You can also join ALIPAC, Americans for Legal Immigration. But most of all, write to your members of Congress (and state legislature) and ensure that they are on the right side of this political fence. And if they are not, work to ensure that they are not reelected. We cannot change the situation if the people who are causing or continuing the problem remain in office. Look for their voting record and their stance/ideology upon issues important to America and its citizens – not special interest groups or their political career. Ignore (try to) what party they belong to, it is more important to vote for individuals rather than what political “club” they belong to. If you still wish to remain loyal to a particular party, work at ridding members of that party who are detrimental to the political platform it should be following – ensuring that the political entity regards the protection of liberties and the Constitution more important than their membership to any political entity. Ensure that they are truly in favor of reform, not just blowing smoke or changing their usual political ideology for the upcoming election(s).
American needs reunification. America needs to retain its heritage and its traditions. American needs to protect the Constitution and its laws, as well as the amendments that contain the articles of the Bill of Rights. We need to lessen the intrusion of government upon our personal lives, ensure that our individual rights are protected and disengage from any activity that promotes the collective. We must seek peace, but not at the cost of our sovereignty or our economic and foreign stature. We must return to the days of being a model of a democratic republic, not something designed by those who envision a socialist democratic utopia that does not exist nor will ever except in the minds of those with twisted visions. We must once again become patriots, but not nationalists. We must not be an island onto itself, but we must not allow others to come here and change our traditions, our heritage or our form of government as founded by brave men who once had a dream of a nation that truly stood for freedom and liberty.

Right Wing News
The Great Illegal Immigration Myth of ’06
by John Hawkins, Human Events
Urban Institute
report, dated November 01, 2005.

[I] Not referenced.
[II] No source defined.
[III] Even using illegal immigrants for cheap labor, the price of agricultural products still rises.
[IV] No source referenced.