"Let us all set the record straight on what is un-American, illegal is un-American." Scott H.
ARIZONA - Arizona rancher fights San Francisco judge's order to pay $90,000 to illegal aliens stopped on his private property and apprehended by Border Patrol. Click Here
The DOJ lawsuit against Arizona said the country "cannot have a patchwork of immigration laws." However as of June
30, 2008 State Legislators have introduced 2671 pieces of legislation to address immigration related problems
within their states. Click Here
Quotes and comments on the DOJ suit against Arizona.
Pg2/line6 "states may not interfere with the federal immigration scheme." Yet the states are responsible for illegal aliens within their states.
Pg2/line25: Suit claims
SB1070 "ignores the objectives of Congress." The objectives of Congress should be to support law enforcement, local and federal.
Pg3/line22: The suit
says that the federal immigration system is a precise and finely tuned
process and Arizona will "disrupt the balance."Here's a look at the results of their finely tuned balance. DEA's Most Wanted
Birthright Citizenship Exposed - State Legislators from a growing list of 41 states mount an effort to end the misapplication of the 14th Amendment, the antiquated practice of instant citizenships for the children of illegal aliens. Video Here
You're not supposed to see this - Obama's DOJ argued in favor of using race as a relevant factor among others to justify immigration
stops: Click Here
Since 1929 illegal entry into the United States is a federal crime, up to six months in prison for the first offense and 20 years for the second offense. Hiring illegal immigrants carries a maximum penalty under federal statute of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Over Sixty Opinion Polls and Surveys, The Message Is Clear What Americans Want: Click Here
Millions of instant citizenships for the children of illegal parents, is this what the authors of the 14th Amendment intended? $6 Billion Per Year. Click Here
CALIFORNIA CRISIS ON HORIZON - County official warns of "economic catastrophe."Welfare payments to illegal parents of anchor babies in L.A. County increased to $52M per month. Other services attributed to illegals increased to $1.6 billion. Click Here
Remember 9-11, A Tribute Video. Never forget that three of the terrorists could have been stopped by the same police/ICE coordination that Arizona tried to enact Video Here. Nine years later large gaps in
police/ICE coordination still exists due to left-wing legal wrangling and political gaming. 96% of all law enforcement
is local, local and federal law enforcement must work together.
While our own DOJ sues to impede AZ law enforcement dealing with over 430,000 illegal aliens of unknown history and origins (the lawsuit says they have a "careful and considered balance of national law enforcement"), visit the border town of Reynosa Mexico next to McAllen Texas on a recent night.
Wake up America to what's happening!
ARIZONA- Obama Administration files another lawsuit in Arizona to stop making prospective employees of public schools show proof of legal status. Read Here
"ARIZONA - Feds own ICE audit finds more than half of Arizona businesses have illegal alien employees. Click Here
"Carrying your immigrant registration card and a valid ID is a small price to pay to live and work in America." Becky
"President Obama has been critical of the AZ law because of the potential for abuse. Don't all laws have the potential for abuse?" Randy from Iowa.
The Rule of Law is the
principle that no one is above the law. The states need protection from the
arbitrary governance of federal immigration laws.
UNITED STATES - Nearly Half of United States Actively Considering Arizona-Style Illegal Immigration Laws. More effective state and local law enforcement working with ICE is the goal. This is occurring despite the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona. Click Here Your state representatives need to hear that you support this. Contact your Governor and state legislators here.
"When the DOJ sued Arizona they further divided and weakened our country and continued to send conflicting messages to the world about our laws." Robert
WASHINGTON, DC - ICE forced to release embarrassing data showing the number of convicted criminal illegal aliens being released from custody for one Virginia county. Experts estimate the number nationally to be in the millions. This practice contradicts the claims in the DOJ lawsuit against AZ that federal immigration enforcement is a "finely tuned process that only prioritizes
enforcement towards criminal aliens." Yet millions
of convicted criminal aliens are being released. Read Here
"The person of integrity walks securely,
but they who take crooked paths will be found out."
New study shows state costs of illegal immigration: View Map Here
ARIZONA - Saying the cost of illegal immigration has left Arizona broke, state Treasurer Dean Martin sends $1 billion bill to the federal government. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - In a strange twist of contradictions, Secretary Napolitano now says state and local police from non-border states may deploy to the border. Although contradicting previous statements from Washington that only the feds should do the job, we support this realistic concept. Oops! It certainly weakens the White House's opposition to the Arizona law that local
police are not to have anything to do with the federal law.
MEXICO - Mexico Joins Suit Against Arizona's Immi-gration Law, Citing "Grave Concerns." Perhaps Mexico should have grave concerns about its own treatment of illegal aliens. In 2009, 64,061 were officially reported detained. Thousands were subject to discrimination, xenophobia, ill treated, abducted and raped. As many as 9,758 have been kidnapped over a six-month period. Virtually
no one has
been prosecuted while abuses continue
to be a low priority for local, state and federal authorities. Click Here
TEXAS - Two Mexican nationals caught smuggling 147 assault rifles, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and high-capacity magazines sentenced to terms of only 10 days and 45 days. Click Here
CALIFORNIA - California is now the least educated state. Click Here
Amnesty advocates want a path to citizenship for millions of illegals. Just what are the current naturalization requirements and do illegal aliens meet those requirements? Take a look and you decide. Click Here
What if Washington, DC was close to the border?
Rich from California says, "I'm tired of illegal aliens being called
"undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working but are living
on welfare or committing crimes. What's next? Calling drug dealers "Undocumented
Some critics within law enforcement claim that our local police should be hands-off with immigration enforcement. However research shows that 96% of all law enforcement is local, there will never be enough ICE agents to accomplish this mission alone. More than 600,000state and local law enforcement officers come into contact with illegal aliens every day. Furthermore, local law enforcement routinely supports
federal law enforcement. If ICE is successful in their mission, local police will be successful in theirs.
"Local law enforcement plays an undeniable role in helping to combat crime and secure the border. Our ultimate success at the border is going to require close coordination with local authorities and sustained commitments to remedying a security challenge that has
been decades in the making." Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, December 15, 2006.
WASHINGTON, DC - DHS Secretary Napolitano tells committee "I know that border I think as well as anyone." You decide. Using hidden cameras placed miles inland to Arizona, watch thousands of illegal aliens make unchallenged entry into the United States. Share with your elected representatives. View Hidden Video Cameras
MEXICO - Mexican President Calderón, President Obama and DHS Secretary Napolitano scorn Arizona law. But what is Mexico's law? Click Here
MEXICO - Business in Mexico, is it really the poor jobless country that so many want us to believe it is? Think again. Video Here
Business in Brazil and South America booms. Video Here
The CIA reports that the Mexican unemployment rate was recently 4%, lower than 150 other countries and lower than the unemployment rate of the United States. Click Here. Mexico is ranked #13 in GDP, higher than 172 countries.Click Here. More than 18,000
companies with U.S. investment have operations there. It has the greatest concentration of wealth per capita in the world. Mexico is home to the richest man in the world, has nine billionaires and more millionaires than Germany. In spite of these facts, America continues to send financial aid to Mexico and serve as an illegal immigration 'relief valve.' This is the perfect
arrangement for Mexico's elite ruling class by absolving themselves of their responsibilities to their uneducated poor by exporting their angry masses.
ARIZONA - Arizona Senators ask President Obama to send 3000 National Guard troops to the border immediately. Their request was ignored. Click Here
George F. Will on $6B, 400,000 per year birthright citizenships and the willful misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment. Click Here
If one truly loves their home country they will want to protect it from harm and regression. What does that say about those in government, business and anyone who has allowed this problem to grow? Their love for America is in doubt. What does it say about those who abandon their own country and come to America and boldly violate its laws? Is this who should be granted
DHS Secretary Napolitano recently stated that to deport 10.8M (her numbers) illegal aliens “the sheer logistics of doing that are overwhelming.” 22M illegal aliens in the country is already overwhelming?
WeHireAliens.com. All 50 states reporting. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Over 27 stimulus grants for the NCLR. The NCLR is an aggressive advocate of amnesty, opponent of immigration law enforcement at the federal and state levels and advocate of taxpayer funded services to illegal immigrants. The NCLR seeks to blur the lines between legal and illegal immigration. Grant Lists Here The NCLR gave their "Chicano Hero Award" to Jose Angel Gutierrez." Listen to hero
Gutierrez Here. The NCLR top duped donors list and you won't like it. Looking over the list it's obvious what they stand to gain by keeping over 20 million new consumers in America, legal or not. What you are seeing is profit over principle. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - Lawmakers in Congress sponsor bill that seeks to abolish $6B per year birthright
citizenships. Click Here Similar bill introduced in 2005, gridlock and lack of leadership in Washington continues. Click Here
CALIFORNIA - California now spending roughly $1 billion dollars per year to jail criminal illegal aliens says H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the state's finance department. Click Here
Illegal immigration is an opportunity for thousands of immigration lawyers and their PACs. Here's one example of a former INS prosecutor now benefiting from illegal immigration in private practice. Video Here
NEW YORK, NY - CBS Evening News video clip on the estimated 300,000 "anchor babies" born in the U.S. annually. Illegal Immigrant Births - At Your Expense. Click Here
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops begin push for amnesty despite Zogby poll indicating a 64% majority of Catholic respondents oppose amnesty. Click Here
How to become a citizen of Vatican City. We encourage the Catholic Bishops to open their Vatican City to illegal aliens and push for amnesty. Click Here
Anti-enforcement religious leaders who want others to see a parallel between biblical migration and today's illegal immigrants need to read their Bibles. To become a citizen of Rome, how about 25 years in the Roman military. Click
View the DEA's most wanted fugitives for your state. Demographics reveal the significant Latin American criminal networks operating as a result of ineffective border security, visa overstays, weak interior enforcement and sanctuary cities. Click Here
The Federal Government still fails to secure the borders, showing a complete lack of urgency. There is still no reliable system of verifying how many of the 2.8 million
foreign visitors who enter the United States each year have left the country. (View $15B US-VISIT program)
About 40% of the illegal alien population are visa overstays. 80% on deportation orders are still in the country, yet DHS Napolitano says the illegal population is now down to 10.8M. The epic failure of the century
across the nation for all
America does not need immigration reform, it needs leadership reform.
Leadership and enforcement of the existing laws. If our government will not enforce the existing laws (One example is that over 80% on deportation orders are still in the country Read Here), why should anyone expect they will enforce the laws with Immigration Reform? They have not earned America's trust and confidence to grant them program expansion.
Secure the borders. The southern border could be secured within weeks.
Enforce the laws in the interior, not just near the borders where agents can ask anyone to verify their legal status.
Mandate e-Verify legal right to work verification for all employers and prosecute employers who knowingly hire ilegally. Prosecute the fraudulent use of SSNs and all forms of ID fraud. Enforce the IRS laws equally. End the IRS issuances of Taxpayer ID Numbers to known illegal aliens.
End $6B per year birthright citizenships.
End mandatory public education for the children of illegal alien parents. Require public schools to verify legal status during enrollments.
End public housing assistance, WIC, food stamps, non-emergency medical care and other benefits realized through anchor babies status.
96% of law enforcement is local. Increase 287(g) and ICE's
Secure Communities Initiativewith local law agencies across the country. Local law enforcement must work with ICE, there will never be enough ICE
agents to do it alone.
End catch and release courts and remove sanctuary judges. Illegals will not return for their court dates. ICE must deport illegals caught in crimes, this is what they're paid to do.
End sanctuary state and city policies, vote out anti-enforcement representatives. Vote out those at the city, state and federal levels who have ignored the laws and failed to uphold their oath of office.
UNITED STATES - DHS Secretary states that the border is now "basically under control."
WASHINGTON, DC - After 100 years of "birthright citizenships" legislators are questioning its legal standing and costs. Click Here
UNITED STATES - Antiquated program continues to reward illegal immigrant births on US soil. Learn more about the original intent of Birthright Citizenship program. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - In 2009 more than half (92,000) of all federal prosecutions are immigration related. Data contradicts the "doing the jobs American's won't do" position. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - DHS Secretary Napolitano says "we've transformed worksite enforcement." You decide. "Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Bill 81 is being ignored by government employers. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - DHS Secretary Napolitano says "benchmarks met...we have, I think, attained basically control between those ports of entry." Says with the newly transformed Southwest border, immigration reform is now far more attainable. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - Obama administration prepares to ask for amnesty for unknown millions of illegal aliens, states that border fence is near completion. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - USDA WIC program benefits easy to obtain by illegal aliens and welcomed by USDA. Click Here USDA WIC program in Spanish. Click Here
NEW YORK - During a nine month period New York State issues over 3.6 million checks for WIC program, welcomes non-citizens to apply. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - November, 2009. Laws in most states allow illegal aliens to receive workers compensation benefits if injured. Click Here
U.S. SOUTHERN BORDER - In San Diego County, California alone from 1996 to 2007, 6561 fires were caused by illegal alien incursions. In just one year, 2007, the cost of these wildfires was nearly half a billion dollars. The US is now spending millions of dollars in Mexico running ads on the proper way to start and extinguish fires after crossing the border illegally. Click Here
A question: If 3000 unknown persons were found alluding international inbound airport security in one month what do we think the reaction from the DHS, TSA, the media and our elected officials would be? Why then is there no sense of urgency when an estimated 3000 unknown persons a month pass through "security" on our Southwest border?
WASHINGTON, DC - Rev. Miguel Rivera, controversial head of CONLAMIC. Some ask how a Christian group can support illegal immigration. Click Here
NEW YORK - Sen. Charles Schumer, the lead Democrat steering immigration overhaul through the Senate makes controversial statements. Sen. Schumer says "U.S. should find some kind of path for people now here to find a way to legal citizenship." Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood takes controversial Mexican truck proposal to Congress. If passed, Mexican trucks would have full access to American highways. American truckers, consumer groups and insurers warn that Mexican trucks are unsafe, will take jobs and weaken border security. Click Here
U.S SOUTHERN BORDER - Drug cartels control border crossings. Unprotected areas are still passing large amounts of drugs and bulk cash. Click Here
The Mexican American War - The ultimate price 13,271 American patriots paid with their lives must never be forgotten. Video Here
UNITED STATES - An estimated 300,000 "birth citizen babies" are born in the U.S. annually. Their births and long term medical care are provided for free. A recent report from one hospital where over 2400 annual births have been provided. Click Here
UNITED STATES, Illegal entry into the United States estimated at 850,000 per year. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - Panel of experts estimate illegal population between 20 and 38 million. Click Here
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ImmigrationCounters.com provides the key numbers and events related to illegal immigration in the United States. Using the latest government and private sources, research and analysis trending data is factored at their individual rates of increase. For information about the research behind
individual counters clickhere
Data Sources. ImmigrationCounters.com supports legal immigration and respect for all humanity yet highlights the significant impact of illegal immigration in America.
ImmigrationCounters.com informs the public of the realities of illegal immigration while challenging the myths and misinformation surrounding it. After decades of passively watching this problem grow, most Americans are now more aware of the severity of this
issue. Our government has demonstrated a complete lack of urgency to control illegal immigration both on the borders and within the interior. Because of this failure, that which traditionally had been the American way of welcoming immigration is now dividing the country. Opposing illegal immigration and wanting the laws enforced is not un-American.
It's time to set the record straight on what is un-American, illegal is un-American.
The issue of illegal immigration doesn't need more laws, studies or debates, it needs leadership and enforcement. America doesn't need immigration reform, it needs leadership reform. Because our government has failed to enforce the existing immigration laws, why should anyone be confident they'll do so with expanded immigration reform? Because of these failures, legislators
have been addressing
the problems at their local
levels with bills to manage it incrementally, piece-by-piece, rather than trying to fix the national problem at once--an impossible task. What Americans expect is to have our borders secure, enforcement of the existing laws within the interior, meaningful punishment of employers who hire illegally and removal of incentives to be here illegally. We must also address the fact that we're soft on criminals convicted in crimes
aren't deported. No other country would allow this to continue. 40% of them entered the country legally and overstayed their visas. Yet there's still no reliable method to verify if Visa overstays have left the country. Another incentive that must be addressed is birthright citizenship
resulted in millions of children and parents receiving instant rights and benefits. Some have called them 'anchor babies or GPS babies' and this certainly can't be what the authors of the 14th Amendment intended. Public housing and other benefits are provided for the illegal parents through their 'anchor children' while citizens are turned away because of limited resources. This distortion of the 14th Amendment must end. Government agencies and officials at all levels must address the costs associated with this kind of
abuse. Past mistakes have been
made in attempts to fix illegal immigration and our communities can no longer afford these kinds of mistakes.
America must have immigration enforcement that reflects the nation's call to respect our laws in balance with the human side of illegal immigration. This must override the narrow interests of the business lobby, expanding government agencies, government officials who envision their dependent class and those who see them as a source of new voters. Recent language by Senator Reid, Senator Schumer and their peers reveal
out-of-touch they are with the realities
of illegal immigration. For example, there's nothing "draconian" (according to Sen. Reid) about our immigration laws being enforced, laws which are already the most liberal and inviting in the world. According to Sen. Reid our border security fence project is "a symbol of fear and intolerance." Former Representative Pete Stark is on record mocking that if a new border fence is constructed, he will "start a ladder company." Equally disturbing are comments by Representative Pelosi who expressed her outrage
of ICE deporting parents apart from their birthright children, yet she refuses to address the root cause of that
our government allowing millions of birthright babies. If our government would stop the practice of birthright citizenships then the family separation scenario would be greatly reduced. With emotional platitudes she ignores the cause and expresses disdain towards hard working federal agents simply doing their jobs. These same legislators and their peers are opposed to e-Verify for fear of mistakes (it's 99% accurate for legal workers and 54% accurate when fraudulent ID numbers are used) while failing
the fact that
ID fraud is already rampant in the illegal alien communities. On one side of the federal government it doesn't try to require businesses to validate something as important as the legal right to be employed, yet on the other hand it enforces how businesses store paint or provides a certain level of lighting. This is an utter distortion of priorities!
America cannot disregard our forefathers' immigration principles simply to appease the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce and the National Council of La Raza. Respecting our laws and morale principles is precisely what has made our country strong, stable and unique in the world. These concerns don't represent a selfish interest in stopping our nation from the inclusion of healthy and
legal immigration; rather,
they're about being a nation of sound laws.
These laws and responsibilities
apply to everyone without a hint of racism or xenophobia. Our imperfect history cannot be rewound as some activists would like in their "Reconquista," to re-conquer the land (as in the days of the Pueblo People, a land of barrenness before the borders were established). Angry foreigners should direct their energy towards their own governments or towards Spain for the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
and the Spanish colonization of the
Americas. Mexico won its independence from Spain, yet now they're eager to abandon the independence they won and leave their homeland? This is a dangerous attitude that will never be accepted in America because we stay and fight to make our homaland better, we don't flee illegally to other countries and ten damand 'our rights.' Why is there so much anger and attitudes of entitlement towards the United States? This is in large part due to the Latin American leaderships' continuous propaganda of blaming America for their problems, someone else to blame for their failures. It's easy money for their countries, jobs, services and educations they don't have to provide.
The pro-amnesty groups would like to compare today's illegal aliens with the immigrants from the past, such as those that approached Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (some were actually turned away). Today's illegals are an entirely different group that has lied on their visitor visas, overstayed their visas, snuck across the border (while leaving mountains of trash thank you), committed tax fraud, ID fraud, insurance fraud and
Social Security fraud, exploited the system by their birthright babies,
the social services, wired billions out of our country, gained illegal employment and failed to meet naturalization requirements. We have learned that illegal aliens will be as corrupt as our system allows them to be. Compared to the Ellis Island immigrants, today there are hundreds of immigration laws and requirements in place including sofisticated
forms of ID and a complex governmental and employment infrastructure. These importand systems cannot be bypassed. Every developed country has immigration laws. Without them sovereignty and national identity are weakened, security is lost and a perpetual string of problems occur. The United States naturalization laws have been established as far back as
1790. Since 1929, illegal entry into the United States is a federal crime. America is not a place, it is a nation. Its people are not residents, they are citizens!
There are many anti-enforcement religious organizations that try to find a parallel between historical events of migration in the Bible and today's illegal immigration. What they willfully ignore is what the Bible also says about respect for the laws and respect for those in government authority. Those who truly want to obey God will do just that and realize God's provision in their native countries rather
than trying to obtain it illegally through lawlessness means in America, a activity that no Christian should support. These organizations also
fail to acknowledge the fact that even during biblical times becoming a citizen of many countries was actually quite difficult. Becoming a citizen of Rome was difficult is one example. The American Conference of Catholic Bishops (excluded from paying federal income taxes yet they want the taxpayers to import millions more of the poor) have been quite aggressive in their push for amnesty. We would challenge them to open up some amnesty into their pristine Vatican City of Rome, a couple hundren from Mexico with unknown criminal backgrounds,
uneducated and with health issues would be a good start.
Most Americans respect the laws while raising their children to do the same, yet they're reminded daily of the millions in the country who violate not only immigration laws but virtually every law that exists. They notice the unscrupulous businesses that hire them and the government agencies that cater to them at great expense. Our officials are charged with the responsibility of this oversight and have failed to do so on
a scale unimaginable.
It's obvious our officials
have allowed this problem to grow un-checked. For example the Border Patrol will approach suspicious individuals walking or driving within about a 100 mile range inland to verify their legal status. However, once illegals make it into our cities and communities where the impact and risks are even greater, they now become unapproachable and off-limits for fear of 'profiling.' This is an inconsistent and ineffective practice.
Government agencies and lobbyist also have a history of under-estimating
and costs. If a path to citizenship (i.e., Amnesty) is offered, government leaders will quickly realize there are significantly more than just 10-11 million in the country--in fact, the numbers could easily be double their estimates. This would be an offense to the millions of honest immigrants who have become citizens through the legal process. The opportunity to live and work in America must remain an invited and controlled privilege, not to be gained by backdoor tactics or by paying a small fine.
Illegal immigrants are not 'victims' who need us to rescue them. The CIA reports that the Mexican unemployment rate was recently only 4%, lower than 150 other countries and lower than the unemployment rate of the United States. Mexico is ranked #13 in GDP, higher than 172 countries.Mexico is home to the richest man in the world, has nine billionaires and has more millionaires than Germany.
This problem is much broader than what some media images suggest (e.g., the harvesting of crops, immigrants feeding their families, or emotional photos of parents deported from
their anchor child--an extremely rare event). A significant number are single
males with no families to feed. In
fact, illegal immigrants know that having an anchor child greatly reduces their chances of being deported. Yet the same media is not sympathetic to American parents separated from their children when they're caught breaking the law. A significant amount of the money being wired to Mexico and Latin America is not for their families, it is to pay off the human smugglers and drug cartels back home. Otherwise their family members' safety will be jeopardized.
Americans have witnessed millions of illegals openly engage in undesirable activities while enjoying special treatment that our own citizens don't receive. Such activities include catch-and-release (a type of sanctuary status that even foreign diplomats don't get),
failure to appear in court, immigrant gangs, drug and human smuggling, violent crimes, massive identity fraud, illegal voting, driving under the influence, hit-and-run accidents and various other motor vehicle violations, tax free incomes, free social services (including housing and food stamps), free emergency room care, public school enrollments, a full range of medical services for family members due to chain migration--including elderly parents who draw on the healthcare system and maternity care for their
anchor babies. As if this weren't enough, they then wave their foreign flags in the streets of America demanding their rights yet they don't have the courage to demonstrate in their native countries to fix their own countries' problems.
Across the nation, District Attorneys routinely cut plea bargains with illegals caught in crimes who aren't deported or incarcerated, only to repeat their crimes in the future. If they agree to be deported (many times agreeing to self-deportation), they often
return to the U.S. in short order and are more emboldened against our laws and courts. Up to 80% on deportation orders have not been deported. These kinds of activities are hard on the nation and its communities, yet amazingly people are expected to accept the concept that illegal immigration is somehow "good for America." Americans must ask themselves if these are the people they want to reward with citizenship while others have waited in line to be here legally? Americans are now learning that the
14th Amendment was not
intended to give special benefits to
illegal mothers and their birthright babies, this amendment was intended for the children of slaves. Americans
are becoming outraged that their leadership has allowed this amendment to be used as a magnet for illegal immigration, an incentive to break the law.
Are all illegal immigrants bad people? Of course not. Some work hard and try their best to support themselves independently, since when has this become something unique in life? However, all illegal immigrants have in bad faith violated federal immigration laws. This, in turn, leads to a long string of other violations, impacts on society and attitudes that affect our communities. The illegals themselves often pay a high price
for living in the shadows. For example many
crimes against illegal
immigrants go unreported for fear of deportation. As a result some in law enforcement claim that asking for the legal status of persons would hinder their ability to reduce crime, claiming that illegals would be afraid to report crimes for fear of deportation. That position contradicts itself because with effective immigration enforcement those same individuals committing the crimes would not be in the country to begin with. Our government has also confused the illegals by not sending a strong message to the
our laws. Instead the
has been: "If you get across the border, you're 'home free." Now they're stuck in the middle of this problem, trading their problems from their home countries for even bigger problems here.
Most illegals will not assimilate because they never planned to or need to. With so many catering to their wishes and needs there's little incentive to assimilate. Instead of becoming Americans, more than any immigrant group in American history they turn their communities into 'little Mexico.' No other group has tried to force themselves onto America as this one has. Preserving ones culture is certainly worthy, pushing
your culture and language onto others while in their country illegally is offensive! Many live quite
well here, while some with thrifty lifestyles wire billions of dollars back to their native countries for powerful savings accounts. An entire housing
in Latin America to build homes from remittance money, paid for in full by cash. With no mortgages these are nice homes that many law abiding Americans will never realize themselves. In many cases Americans who lose their jobs and homes are as a result of illegal hiring, the undercutting of prevailing wages, jobs lost to NAFTA and offshore business. Rarely are the labor savings passed onto the American consumers. When the business organizations lobby our elected officials (a partial list is provided on this page)
need cheap workers otherwise they can't fill
their jobs, this is a self-serving
myth. Citizens and legal immigrants would proudly fill those jobs, but at prevailing wage. Business organizations are salivating at undercutting the prevailing wages or expanding their consumer markets. This is their shortsighted "rush to the bottom line" at the expense of lost jobs to citizens and eliminating competitive businesses who obey the laws. This is not the American way of healthy competition that encourages progress. Rather, it is the worst form of activity in business.
Business lobbyists also fail to consider how this shifts numerous social costs onto the nation.
Americans know that one phone call from their President could charge the United States full-time or National Guard military to secure (even under strict rules of engagement) the remaining open-border sections known for crossings. But our previous President capitulated with the Mexican President's request to not use the military to secure our borders, knowing how effective this would be. Internally, because of their activities
in the country, more than 600,000
state and local law enforcement officers come into contact with illegal aliens every day. State and local police make up approximately 96 percent of U.S. law enforcement and are an effective force multiplier for federal law enforcement, yet few are using the ICE 287(g) program so that small numbers are being turned over to ICE. This practice must stop. ICE very often claims it doesn't have the resources to pick up even those already detained for them, Americans are tired of the excuses. If even our military
security is largely contracted out, ICE can certainly implement a process for trained contractors in government vehicles to pick up those who simply need to be transported. Because government managers have failed to manage the existing immigration laws, how will they manage a new and greatly expanded immigration program?
Because illegal immigrants have failed to follow the existing laws, why would anyone think they'll suddenly come forward and follow more immigration laws or pay fines? Americans also see the inconsistency between
"talking tough" about border security while at the same time providing billions of dollars in government services for those in the country illegally. Most of the agencies don't even bother to ask for their legal status! By providing free services to illegal immigrants, these agencies use up resources that our citizens need--citizens who deserve to have priority. The costs for providing those 'free' services are being shifted over into higher taxes and insurance costs. As a result, many inner city hospitals
are closing or moving, schools are stretched to the limit, taxes are on the increase. The American people can no longer be forced bear the weight of the failed leadership of its neighboring countries, we cannot continue to "import poverty." Those countries and their people must bear that weight for themselves. Illegal immigrants will not value American life if it's too quickly realized and by entering through a back door. All countries must of their own sweat equity and in the light of day develop better
standards and opportunities
for themselves, only then will it be embraced.
The business lobby for cheap, illegal labor is shortsighted. The undocumented are becoming more selective about the jobs they'll do and how much they're paid. If they're granted legal status they'll soon demand the same prevailing wages and standards that citizens receive, thereby eliminating the attraction of the business lobby. Most illegal workers are not here for farm labor. The shortsighted business community harms their
own long term interests and that of America by lowering the employment standards instead of raising them. We're seeing the results of this. The question is if America is going to remain a nation of laws and principles or will the vanishing dollar overrule all else? Will living in America continue to be embraced or will our country simply become a job site, a place to exploit the system? When our laws and principles
are allowed to be broken on a scale this large we now find ourselves facing the results
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
It's time for ICE to 'come out of the shadows.' Local law enforcement and communities across America report that ICE
interior enforcement has failed. View your ICE employees and contact here.
Nearly every news story reports incorrectly that Mr Obama has deported more than any president. The fact is that this administration has the lowest number of deportations since the Nixon administration. Click Here.
Across America illegal aliens get free cell phones. One of the cell phone companies used is Safelink, owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Sim. Read Here The source of funding is from phone bills, the Universal Service Fund fee. Read Here
WASHINGTON, DC - More than 80 percent of those on deportation orders are still in the country. The Justice Department is transporting over 300 lawyers around the country to win costly deportation cases ($20M per year) in federal appeals courts yet ICE fails to enforce the deportation orders it wins. Read Here
July 12, 2011 - Foreign diplomats finding easy access to birth certificates, social security numbers and birthright citizenships for their children. Video Here
2011 CIS Report - Deception and Disorder in America's Immigration Courts | Built to Fail Read Here
Our immigration courts are a problem.
DNC Chair said Republicans want to make illegal immigration a crime.
June 29, 2011: Sen. Durban honors and welcomes illegal aliens, then calls them courageous.
President Obama jokes about federal immigration laws. Video Here
San Francisco says no to ICE.
SAN FRANCISCO - June 1, 2011. San
Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will begin releasing illegal aliens held for what they're calling "low level" crimes such as shoplifting,
drug possession and public drunkenness. Federal
immigration agents request they be detained for immigration proceedings however Hennessey
says "the change in policy is a way for San Francisco to comply with
the city’s sanctuary ordinance."
WASHINGTON, DC - March 16, 2011. 80% of illegal aliens apprehended are never prosecuted. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - March 3, 2011. Border agent Brian Terry killed by AK-47, was under DHS orders to use bean bags even when invaders were seen carrying firearms. Click Here
MILWAUKEE - January 6, 2011. Status-quo policy of failing to report and deport until after serious crimes are committed continues. Victims are demanding an end. Click Here
DOJ allows 11 foreign countries to sue Arizona.
WASHINGTON DC - 19 Oct 2010. U.S. Government Still Does Not Have
‘Effective Control’ of 1,081 Miles of the U.S.-Mexico Border, DHS Says. (Recall that the DOJ lawsuit against AZ says they have a "careful balance of enforcement.") Click Here
BOSTON - 21 September, 2010. President Obama's illegal alien Aunt who does not work, receives disability payments, food stamps (SNAP) and free public housing says America has "the obligation to make me a citizen." She was recently granted citizenship status.
Only 11% of DHS's estimated 5.5 million visa overstays are investigated and a small percentage deported.
Illegal alien with extensive criminal record files over 500 lawsuits. Where is ICE? The DOJ sues Arizona to stop the "potential for abuse." Yet actual abuse all across America goes largely unchallenged.
WASHINGTON DC - 7 September 2010. DHS estimates over 500,000 illegal alien fugitives. Click Here
Today's DOJ, DHS and ICE Chiefs all say this can't be done (Isn't the word "can't" un-American?) but President Eisenhower did it in 1954. Read Here
WASHINGTON, DC - 11 Aug. 2010. ICE Chief John Morton lies on Fox News. View the Twitter post to learn more.
"America doesn't need immigration reform, it needs leadership reform." Scott
10,000 gang members in Oakland CA. A result of ICE's "careful and considered balance" as quoted in DOJ lawsuit against Arizona.
"The federal lawsuit says it's based on the Supremacy Clause, where's the Common Sense Clause when we need it?" Jack, from New York.
"A path to citizenship already exists for
immigrants." Phil from Arizona
MEDICAL - Physician says illegal immigration bypasses important health tests
and immunizations required by the DHS's Citizenship and
Immigration Services, bypasses international health standards that place Americans at risk. Click Here
CALIFORNIA - 26 June, 2010.Another sanctuary city in trouble. Click Here
Denver sanctuary mayor John Hickenlooper and Governor elect suspected of employing up to 100 of illegal aliens for his restaurant business. After one kills a police officer and injures another he flees to Mexico. Hickenlooper then claimed no knowledge or responsibility. Click Here
NEVADA - 25 October 2010. Sen. Harry Reid's Hispanic Press Secretary and Spokesperson repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents, submitted false documents to the Department of Homeland Security - a Class D felony. Diana Tejada was also a spokeswoman for the National Council of
La Raza and
Press Secretary of Hispanic Media for the Senate Majority Conference Committee. To add to the controversy she has avoided prosecution. Click Here
The Southern Poverty Law Center - Propaganda arm of the National Council of La Raza, amnesty activists, cozy with the left and often quoted by the media. Quick to call opponents of their agenda "hate groups." How they invented a smear, served La Raza, manipulated the press, and duped its donors. Read ReportVideo Intro Here A tax-exempt, charitable organization named 'the wealthiest civil rights group in America' where founder Morris Dees has been known to enjoy his Rolls Royce, five servants and 17 room 200 acre estate.
Read Here During office hours there's the infamous "Poverty Palace," the $29M facility in Montgomery Alabama. Photos Here
SPLC total assets at end of 2009: $221,434,949.00. Morris Dees annual Alabama salary of $303,936.00 w/$44,484.00 in other compensation is only $51,580.00 less than the President of United States $400K salary. Endowment funds balance of $189,667,327.00. View Dees's 200 acre estate.
National Council of La Raza's "Hero Award."Who Is It? Listen to their hero Video Here At the time of this post, not one of the SPLC's top ten, highest paid executives is a minority and certainly not an immigrant. Photos Here
WASHINGTON, DC - 1993 flip-flop: Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada introduced a bill to end birthright citizenships, says "no sane country" would permit it.
WASHINGTON, DC - 2009 flip-flop: Sen. Harry Reid and his immigration bill, Senate Bill 9. Says America should "move beyond detaining and deporting the undocumented...reunite deported families... reconsider the border wall that is a symbol of fear and intolerance...that those hiding in the shadows of our society are provided a path to citizenship." Click Here
Based on Rep. Stark's own statements he would make a border fence ladder for this terrorist operation. Video Here
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. mocks the commoners, concerned Californians. Himself the King, after washing his hands and boarding his Air Force Gulf Stream jet is quickly whisked away from the common people. Living isolated and secure from the risks and third-world
effects of millions of illegal aliens in America's communities, view his exclusive gated Maryland estate. The King lives on the Chesapeake Bayin Maryland but to meet election rules claims a small townhouse in CA that neighbors say have never seen him use. Link to Stark's fenced and secure property.
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. was caught lying on a tax form he submitted to Maryland state, claiming he was registered to vote in Maryland when he in fact votes in California. His goal was apparently to secure a tax credit on his Maryland estate. Click Here
America's BP On The Border. Thousands of illegal aliens pour onto US soil every day. Somehow the best talent and resources from Washington can't seem to stop it. Yet everyone knows they can. View Cameras Here
Lets bring our immigration judges out of the shadows. Immigration judge report cards. Click Here
VIRGINIA - Virginia State Police contacted ICE for nearly 12,000 criminal inmates, but ICE picked up only 690. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - Experts suggest that approximately 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens are committing felony document fraud by using
fraudulent Social Security cards to obtain employment. The Social Security Administration and Internal Revenue Service facilitate
illegal immigrant-driven identity theft. Both turn a blind eye to massive SSN
fraud and take no action to stop it. Many illegal aliens use a combination of Individual Taxpayer Identification
Numbers (ITIN) and fraudulent SSNs to obtain tax refunds that they are not
entitled to. The IRS has issued about 15 million ITINs since 1996, with a large share
believed to be assigned to illegal aliens.Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - The Social Security Administration can no longer 'live in the shadows' from the public eye. The SSA has massively failed to do its job in controlling ID fraud and thus allow millions of illegal aliens to use fraudulent SSNs. View your SSA leadership here where you are encouraged to contact them. Click Here
UTAH and ARIZONA - In Utah, over 50,000 kids social security numbers have been fraudulently used by illegal aliens. In Arizona over one million numbers are being used, causing permanent damage to the childrens' SSNs. Kids stolen SSNs used by illegal aliens across the country is in the millions and the Social Security Administration fails to act. Click Here
U.S. SOUTHERN BORDER - Large sections ineffective with seemingly intentional design flaws that allow easy passage.
IOWA - 1 May, 2010. President Obama condemns Arizona law that requires all migrants to carry documentation, (Note: the federal law already requires this) "Now, suddenly, if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice- cream, you're going to get harassed -- that's something that could potentially happen." Click Here
President Obama should have been advised that an American child out to get ice-cream was killed by an illegal alien from Guatemala, two adults were also killed.Video Here This illegal alien had an extensive criminal
yet ICE failed to deport him. View His Criminal Record Here President Obama what is your priority, migrants getting ice-cream or America's security?
ALIPAC launches Battle of the States 2010. With a win ratio of 95%, see what's happening right now in your state and what YOU can do about it. You can make a difference in your state. Click Here
The public needs to be aware of some of the 'politically correct' terms or code words used by activists, business groups, anti-enforcement groups and policy makers to avoid or soften the term "illegal." As follows;
DALLAS, TX - 11 October, 2009. Despite 1996 Congressional mandates, the United States still has no reliable system of verifying foreign visitors have left the country. In 2008, 2.9 million foreign visitors on temporary visas never officially checked out. About 40% of the illegal alien population are visa overstays. Click Here
U.S. SOUTHERN BORDER - 14 Feburary, 2010. Using one hidden camera placed on one trail four miles north of the U.S. border, over 400 illegal aliens recorded within 35 days. It is estimated that up to 1000 remote trails exist where several thousand illegal entries occur every month. Watch Border Cams
Texas-Mexico Border: Volunteer to view live border cameras and directly monitor suspicious activity. View Cameras Here
A must see video on the "legal" immigration numbers. Illegal numbers not even factored in.
26 year veteran, former INS Special Agent and builder
of INS E-Verification Check System. He reveals the
secrets behind the immigration crisis,
why some in
business and government don't want to fix it.
Alexander Hamilton opposed granting citizenship immediately to new immigrants: "To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens, the moment they foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty." Instead, he recommended that we gradually draw newcomers into American life, "to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of a philosophy, at least, of their feeling a real interest in our affairs."
Theodore Roosevelt wrote: "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birth place, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an
can be no divided allegiance here."
UNITED STATES - 28 October, 2009. Less than one out of 20 illegal aliens currently do farm labor. Click Here
Section 287(g), is the Right Answer for State and Local Immigration Enforcement: Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - 16 July, 2009. The Center For Immigration Studies releases new video from Arizona. "Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border." View Video
TYLER, TX, Monday, June 11, 2007 - 25 years after landmark Supreme Court ruled in his favor (used as a pawn for the cause) for a free education for millions of illegal migrants, "I am illiterate – I am a person that doesn't know anything," Mr. Lopez said in Spanish in an interview this month. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - October, 2009. CIS Panel: Illegal, But Not Undocumented. Social Security Administration estimates that 75% of illegal aliens are using fraudulent social security numbers. Other forms of ID fraud rampant. ID fraud victims being ignored in debate. Click Here
DALLAS, TEXAS - 13 November, 2009. More than 22,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records arrested in Dallas area with 1-year old program. 2,700 charged with "level one" crimes such as murder, rape, kidnapping and narcotics. Click Here
DENVER, CO - December 19, 2007, Sickly Illegal Immigrant wins $1.5M suit due to dirty jail conditions. Click Here
NEELY, TX - October 17, 2007. Armed standoff on border with military drug smugglers, Mexican Army troops with mounted machine guns confronted more than 200 yards inside U.S. border: Click Here
DENVER, CO - October 17, 2007. Criminals flock to sanctuary cities, lengthy records yet not deported. Click Here
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, Monday, June 11, 2007 - Violent drug Cartel's gain control of border drug routes, now expanding into U.S. cities: Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2006 - Since 2003, more than 7500 arrests of alien child sex offenders. Click Here
CALIFORNIA - 18 March, 2009. Congresswoman Pelosi tells group of illegal aliens that enforcement of immigration laws are "un-American." Click Here
HOUSTON, TX - 12 May, 2009. Houston Police overwhelmed with crime, Police Union wants to allow questioning of immigration status. Opposed by Mayor and business owners, 17 year "sanctuary city" policy has resulted in overwhelming population of over 420,000 illegal aliens. Click Here
ATLANTA, GA - 27 April, 2009. UPS makes $750K grant to controversial group National Council of LaRaza. Click Here
New York City, New York - 31 August, 2009. Former NYC Mayor says imprisoned illegal aliens should be deported, not released back into communities. Click Here
NEW YORK CITY, NY - 27 October, 2008. City wants its estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants to fill out Census forms to help net more Federal funds. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - 13 October, 2008. HUD approved millions of risky mortgages to illegal immigrants. Click Here
WASHINGTON, DC - 21 August, 2008. Five city self-deportation program scrapped, only eight of 457,000 ordered to leave volunteered. ICE says..."this proves the only method that works is enforcement." Click Here
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Immigration News and Commentary from the Congress & Illegal Immigration Website: Click Here
Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) efforts across America proving effective as informed citizens take action. Click Here
GAO report on illegal immigrants arrested in the United States;Click Here
Conservative groups in the United Kingdom tackle legal and illegal immigration issues.Click Here
EWIC.org rallies business groups for cheap immigration employees. List of groups exposed here; Click Here
Operation Body Count, alarming crime stats; Click Here
The faces of innocence. Lives lost and the human cost: Click Here
DUI illegals on the increase. Repeat offenders not being deported:Click Here
Steps that anyone can take at their local, state and national level to make a difference: Click Here
In addition to the above steps, ask your reps. at all levels to enforce the existing laws or if needed implement incremental bills and laws, prioritized actions that can be accomplished quickly rather than trying to implement a complete overhaul immigration program at once, an impossible task. And finally, end birthright citizenship abuses.