State of OUR Union: Illegal Immigration and US Government

  • Required employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status.
  • Made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants.
  • Legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants.
  • Legalized illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1st, 1982 and had resided there continuously, with a fine, back taxes due, and the admission of guilt.

    About three million illegal immigrants were granted legal status. The intent was noble, but results upon the economy and American society was negative in several ways; as well as encouraging more to “jump the border” increasing the issues.

    President BH Obama stated that we need not have amnesia as to how we populated this country, and last year the Dream Act went into effect, despite not passing Congress. It provides an amnesty for illegal immigrant students to stay and complete their education in the United States. It also increases unemployment in an age where college students spend a lot of money for education and find jobs not available for what they studied so hard for. It is also an act NOT PASSED by Congress, but in place by abused executive authority.

    It certainly calls for impeachment hearings to determine if an impeachment trial is in order – the very least, a congressional committee to investigate the possibility of Obama’s impeachable offenses. The Democrats were certainly for that during the GW Bush administration, understandable with him signing the Patriot Act and leaving it up to the Supreme Court to discount it — or parts of it. It opened a can of worms that Obama has used as well.

    The relation between illegal immigrants and unemployment is simple: If the number of jobs available is finite, and illegal immigrants fill them, there are fewer jobs for legal immigrants and American citizens. It also has an effect upon wages, which pro-amnesty people say are jobs that “Americans do not want”. As usual, in their rhetoric, it is partly true. Americans do not want those jobs because they do not pay enough to meet the demands of an ever-rising inflation. The action, or inaction caused by the feds not enforcing their own laws concerning immigration has come full circle and is part of the economic downfall Americans are experiencing today. As far as politicians, both sides of the political fence are to blame – concerned more of increasing their voting base rather than what is best for the nation. The majority of Hispanics are loyal Democrats because of this issue and the fact that within certain states, illegal immigrants are afforded the social benefits that American citizens can collect upon. Those states in the worst economic constraints are states that ignore immigration laws, and even become a harbor for illegal immigrants because they know that they are safer from deportation.

    In studies, (1983) that are questionable, it has been determined that illegal immigrants have little effect upon unemployment – but it defies common sense and logic. If you have “X” number of jobs, and “Y” of people looking for jobs, not including those who have given up looking in long unemployment periods like what we are facing now, the mathematics do not equate to those studies. It holds true for impact studies(1994) upon average wage earnings in skilled and non-skilled jobs. Employers hire illegal immigrants in order to lower their cost of employment. Amid the arguments, immigration does affect the US Labor Markets, and thus the reason for a limit to those offered green cards.

    Fifty-one percent of Americans in a TIPP poll favored Arizona’s immigration law against illegal immigrants.
    Mexican President Felipe Calderonwas in disfavor of the Arizona immigration law, stating:
    the Mexican government condemns the approval of the law and the criminalization of migration.

    Yet, Mexico has stricter laws than the United States. So, one wonders why, the Mexican government is so hypocritical and puts its nose in US business? Follow the money trail … billions of US dollars a year is sent to Mexico each year for families still in Mexico, which aids the Mexican economy. In addition, the Mexican government, in its educational institutions, print in their school textbooks (and certain textbooks in the US) that much of the lower real estate in America was stolen from Mexico. Indeed, the name for this movement is Reconquista, the name given to the reconquest by Christians in Spain and Portugal under Muslim control. Another expense of the illegal immigration movement is that the US government spends millions of taxpayer dollars to fund their bilingual agenda, instead of insisting that immigrants who wish to remain in the United States and become citizens should speak and write English. Personally, I would rather see my tax dollars spent on English teaching programs than textbooks and the like printed in Spanish to accommodate immigrants. The political party that is always pretending their goal is “fairness” should realize that the Spanish language has monopolized into the education system, where other languages are not offered. It was a subtle way of forcing Spanish into the American systems and society without legislating or declaring the United States a bilingual nation.

    Anyone who truly knows history knows this is false. California and Texas were republics before they became part of the United States, and the War with Mexicooccurred when Mexico invaded Texas. In addition, and going further back into history, the Spanish Conquistadors and Jesuit priests and monks established Spanish presence in the Americas. When Spain became too weak to control colonies and settlements established, it was no longer part of Spain. Meanwhile, Spaniards and Native Americans conceived a population that would become native-Spanish descendants.  In particular, the Mexicans, there were Hispanics (Mexican-Americans) who fought against the Mexican army at the Alamo and elsewhere to protect what was their property and rights under the flag of the Texan republic. Indeed, a survivor and eyewitness to the slaughter at the Alamo was a Mexican-Texan-American. An old woman and Negro slave was the only survivors that were inside the Alamo when it was over. It has been estimated that about 70 Mexican-Americans died defending the Alamo.

    So, Hispanics truly are an important part of American history, but it does not defend foreigners who disregard US immigration laws; nor does it require that the United States become a bilingual nation. We can see how well that worked in Canada and the Balkans.

    So, why are such laws in place? When the United States was a young nation, it did not have these problems and immigrants came from everywhere. What constitutes and what is the reason for the established process of today’s immigration laws?
    When a person applies for a green card with intent to live and work and be a citizen of the United States, they must undergo a background check, which ensures that they are not criminals or members of a drug cartel or enemies of the United States (al Qaeda, for example). In addition, an applicant is required to undergo a medical exam to ensure that contagious diseases are not brought into the United States, as well as mentally ill people. Immigration laws were established to limit the number of workers entering the country so there is not a surplus of workers, like in the 19th century when there was a mass of Irish immigrants who added to the unemployment problems as well as social issues that involved increased crime and poverty.
    These are common sense and logical reasons to limit the number of immigration applicants per year, tying in with the current unemployment rate to ensure that legal immigrants do not become wards of the state and end up in the unemployment line as well. When employers provide lower wages for immigrants and visa workers that is countered at the expense of American citizens.
    The federal government is hypocritical and not decisive between political philosophy and operation of our government, especially in the area of immigration and national security – all of which costs money. Because of immigration problems, the Immigration Act of 1924 passed in Congress and signed by President Coolidge went into effect. Limitations were set, with few alterations until the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

    I am aware that the melting pot of the United States through immigration has certainly been beneficial to our country, except in the case of transgressions against the natives who were already here, and their descendants.

    No one wants to hinder sincere people anywhere to improve their lives by taking a chance and working toward betterment of their lives. In the case of Mexicans, it would be best for them to insist upon their government reforming and making it so the Mexican people would not be so eager to put their lives in danger and disobey laws in order to cross the border into the United States. Like government IS the problem here in the United States, so it is with Mexico. It created the problem where economics were so bad that their citizens would risk their lives and pay exorbitant fees to cross into another country illegally. Literally, it has become an invasion – which too many Americans support. Illegal immigrants are trespassing – entering property without permission. Indeed, it is one of the concerns of border state residents who own land there – both in terms of property destruction and safety from drug cartel operatives and other criminal activity. Property rights were one of the major concerns of the Framers of our Constitution, which both the federal government ignores as well as illegal immigrants.

    Having already broken a federal law by crossing the border without proper application and due process, illegal aliens then connect with the fraudulent ID criminal underground who provide them with false identification. This allows them to obtain a drivers’ license and a social security card.

    So, we have in the Obama administration, as well as previous administrations a source of the problem, in which they did not enforce their own immigration laws. Now we have a populace made up of citizens who took advantage of amenities or obtained citizenship through false identification – who are now part of the voting process, and also makes up part of the movement to reform or continue ignoring the common sense and logic of immigration laws in place; all the while worried about national security. Apparently, those people do not care about laws because they broke a federal law when arriving here. Illegal immigrants are most often also used by drug smugglers, which adds to the increased criminal activity. In addition, in the society picture, they become part of the “poor” communities, and tend to live in crime-filled areas, where more often than not they become part of the gangs and criminal elements in the United States. The Mexican drug cartel has worked its way into the US through illegal immigration and the blessing of federal administration like that operated by Obama and company; not that GW Bush or previous presidents are not guilty to a degree as well; ignoring the law is just as criminal as those breaking the law. Supposedly, according to Capitol Hill Blue, GW Bush was overheard referring to the US Constitution:

    It’s just a god-damned piece of paper!

    I guess all laws on the books are nothing but pieces of paper – but Rule of Law counts not Rule of Mob or Rule of Elite.

    The Obama administration finds more ways to circumvent the law than abiding by it or enforcing it, and history will show just how much more this has occurred over any other transgressions of any other executive branch and US Congress, with the Supreme Court complying. At the rate we are going, it probably will not matter because the republic that the framers of the US Constitution and its amendments would be no longer known, thanks to indoctrination within the government-controlled educational system.

    The next issue of Constitution 101 will be discussing early practices of legislating from the bench and using Supreme Court authority (perceived, not constitutional) over state legislatures in certain issues. It is the history of the decline of state rights, among other things.
    What is good for America and its people, who are the key element of any nation, is that which is important over political club loyalties.
    A morally bankrupt nation, not solely in the sense or religious doctrine, and/or a bankrupt economy heralds the downfall of any nation or civilization. History shows this quite clearly. So, why are we not using history as our guideline? Our Framers of the Constitution did – using the mistakes of previous nations and civilizations as their guideline. 

    There is no good government but what is republican. That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; for the true idea of a republic is ‘an empire of laws, and not of men.’ That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangement of the powers of society, or in other words, that form of government, which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law, is the best of republics.
    John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776

    The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families… In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years… The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children. How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the Sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers? 

    John Adams 1778

    Notice the “revolutionaries” that are speaking this hate and racism is speaking Spanish – clearly a European language. If what they say is true, then they should be speaking Mayan or Aztec dialects. This is just a broken plank in their platform of hatred, racism, and subversion.
    What happened to the Obama promise of unified America with less racism?

    We need to Restore America.