Illegal Immigration II
More Lies, Delusions and Demonstrations
(03/26/2006) Ever noticed how phrases in the Mexican language
are grammatically constructed exactly opposite to the same
phrases in English? For example, in English we would say that's
a big river, in Spanish it would be 'river big' as in Rio
So it is with the chants of the thousands of illegal immigrants
that are flooding some of our cities to demonstrate. Illegal
immigrants would have you believe that they are here to help
America. In point of fact, they are here to help themselves. Why
else would these self-proclaimed saviors of our county waive
Mexican flags while demonstrating in our cities?
Of course, it is perfectly understandable that illegal
immigrants want to continue their free ride. The
Immigration Studies estimates that an illegal immigrant
lacking a high school education will consume $80,000 more in our
country's social services during their lifetime than they would
pay into our system in the form of taxes. That number drops to
approximately $35,000 for an illegal immigrant with a high
Illegal immigration proponents would also have you believe that
America has a severe shortage of unskilled labor, that there are
no Americans to fill low-wage jobs that require relatively
little education. The recently published study by the
Immigration Studies clearly disputes this claim using data
from the Census Bureau which shows that in March 2005, the
unemployed unskilled labor pool was 23 million strong.
The notion that this country is brimming with jobs that
Americans won't do is delusional and contrary to the fundamental
economic notion that nations barter and trade based on their
comparative advantages. Many nations utilize their huge
pools of low cost labor to gain comparative advantage, in the
U.S. our comparative advantage is capital.
Recall the so called plight of the tomato and sugar farmers in
the 1960's after the U.S. closed it's borders to Mexican
emigrants. Then, as now, cries went out that these farmers could
not survive. History proves that this was a false claim.
Farmers, forced to make due without slave labor, were forced to
deploy their capital to mechanize their farms. This had the
benefit of turning what were clearly undesirable jobs into
desirable jobs. While it is true that there are not as many
tomato and sugar farmers today, it is also true that these
farmers earn 40% more today after deploying our comparative
The notion of slave labor has a long history. Note that the
Roman Empire was built with slave labor, and out of these
atrocities humanity gained religion. Stalin's Russia was built
with slave labor. Prior to our civil war, plantation owners in
the south argued that they could not survive without slave
labor. History is replete with otherwise intelligent people
eager to take advantage of the less fortunate of the world,
solely to elevate their own economic well being.
It is clear that America has no need for countless millions of
unskilled illegal immigrants. What America needs is American
business willing to compete on our comparative advantage, and to
realize and nurture these advantages. American business cannot
compete successfully over the long term if we try to emulate the
conditions found in most of the rest of the world. If your
business has trouble finding workers, then the answer is to make
the work more desirable. If you believe that the answer is to
import and deploy illegal immigrants to fill the positions, then
it is clear, that your business does not deserve to survive.
There will be a price to pay for illegal immigration. Illegal
immigrants are destroying our social fabric. Proponents of illegal immigration are finding that their spin is
taking root, but not with Americans. Illegal immigrants are
starting to realize that their place in American society is not
much different than slavery.
"We construct your schools. We cook your food,'' rapper Jorge
Ruiz said after performing at a Dallas rally that drew 1,500.
``We are the motor of this nation, but people don't see us.
Blacks and whites, they had their revolution. They had their
Martin Luther King. Now it is time for us.''
'When did you ever see a Mexican blow up the World Trade
Center? Who do you think built the World Trade Center?'' said
David Gonzalez, 22, who marched in Los Angeles with a sign that
read, ``I'm in my homeland.'''
'Enough is enough of the xenophobic movement,'' said Norman
Martinez, 63, who immigrated from Honduras as a child and
marched in Los Angeles. ``They are picking on the weakest link
in society, which has built this country.''
Really? Our country was built and made great by
Mexicans? If this is true, then I am sure the illegal alien
smuggling based in Lake Tahoe's Kings Beach is somehow required
for the Mexican rebuilding plan on Lake Tahoe's north shore.
Joe Guzzardi reported on
vdare.com, that the Kings Beach population mix was 50%
Hispanic. Several safe houses have been operating in the area,
widely believed to be located on Rainbow and/or Salmon.
Current residents are moving out. Lack of adequate police
protection, late night gang style yard parties and an
over-abundance of litter have been cited by those whom have
relocated, some with a long struggle to sell their property.
Why are Mexicans turning Lake Tahoe's Kings Beach into a slum?
Illegal immigrants and their proponents would be well advised
not to mistake American generosity for foolishness. Many legal
immigrants take great offense to having illegal immigrants take
credit for what this country has accomplished. Proponents of
illegal immigration have mislead their constituents into
believing that the contributions of legal immigrants are those
of illegal immigrants. This is an unacceptable rewrite of American history
and demonstrates a clear fundamental
misunderstanding of what it means to be an American.
Lies, delusions and demonstrations cannot and will not change
the fact, that illegal immigration present clear and significant
costs to America. It is irresponsible to promote the unchecked
movement of emigrants into our country, countless millions of
illegal immigrants within our borders is not a reasonable path
toward the future growth and vitality of our Country. Rather, it
is a sure path to the collapse of our society.
Illegal Immigration Misconceptions
(01/18/2006) While many spoke up at their outrage over
Smith, one rebuttal caught my eye. In an effort to defend the
entire Tahoe population, one person commended the local Hispanic
population for their hard work, stating than many Hispanics held
down 3 jobs. 3 JOBS?
This comment obviously begs the question as to why anyone would
need to work three jobs. Could it be true that the wages paid
for the hard work rendered, is insufficient to support even an
illegal immigrant? And is it fair to those employers to have
employees so exhausted that they are unable to perform at their
best? Is it fair to the customer?
Some Tahoe business owners claim they could not survive without
our pool of unskilled illegal immigrants. This practice implies
that these business owners believe that their business is more
important than our local school systems, our local medical
facilities and our local law enforcement agencies. While paying
Mexican wages for American jobs appears to be a winning
combination for some, these businesses are actually hurting our
economy by imposing addition costs born by other law abiding tax
paying citizens and businesses, a degradation of our social
It is also clear, that many illegal immigrants work that 2nd or
3rd job, just so they can send that extra money back to Mexico,
to the tune of $20 Billion per year. This is an obvious
deterrent to our growth, as money is siphoned out of our economy
rather than re-circulated from within. Yet, some still cling to
the idea that our illegal immigrant population is here to help
Finally, someone in the Bush Administration has had the guts to speak
the truth on this topic. Last Friday Tony Garza, our Ambassador
to Mexico, issued a 5 page letter on Mexican-American
cooperation and clearly stated that the Mexican Nation has no
human right to migrate across our bounders in violation of our
In a five-page New Year's statement summarizing U.S.-Mexican
cooperation, Garza (U.S. ambassador to Mexico) rejected
critics' comparisons of a proposed border fence extension to the
Berlin Wall and dismissed the idea that illegal immigrants have
a right to seek employment in other countries.
"There is no human right to enter another country in violation
of its laws," Garza wrote. "Illegal immigration is a threat to
our system of laws and an affront to the millions around the
world, including in Mexico, who play by the rules in seeking to
come to the United States." - Chicago Tribune 01-16-2006
(12/13/2005) - While I have debated
in my head on this issue for years, I have finally reached an
outrage on this topic. Never has this country been subjected to
the derogatory accusations such as have aired over the news
channels during the last several days. Let's be clear. The best
micro analogy to the situation is simple.
If my next door neighbor leaves his backdoor unlocked and I
take the liberty of entering with the intent of personal gain,
then get caught, would my neighbor then be a racist for claiming
a law has been broken?
Yet this is exactly what the very vocal "open borders" advocates
claim. Have you had a chance to see the news clips of illegal
immigrants crossing the border as caught on surveillance cams?
Why is it, that not a single illegal immigrant proudly crosses
the border, waiving the stars and stripes, proclaiming that they
are here to help?
Can we really be expected to believe the claim, that we could
not survive, without this exploitable cheap mass labor? Make no
mistake, that is exactly what this wave of humanity is. Less
than half of all illegal immigrants finished high school, the
numbers are smaller for advanced training in ANY marketable
"el burro con carga"
And why is it, as a third generation legal immigrant, I feel
demeaned when I see others fighting for rights here-to-fore
reserved for the Citizens of the United States, claiming that
newly arrived illegal immigrants deserve those rights that have
been bought and paid for in blood by those who built this
country? Is this not one of the few macro ideas that
differentiates a Citizen of the United States from almost every
other country of the world?
The "open borders" advocates would do well to incorporate in
their spin, the fact that illegal immigrants are here for the
money, period. Temporary workers do not leave. I would love to
see a poll published that asked illegal immigrants, "Why are you
here?". It is unlikely you will find strong inclinations toward
even a recognition of patriotic acts or responsibilities.
And while I am on a roll, lets see a balanced report on the
benefits. I love the way Lou Dobbs challenges any claim that the
act of paying taxes on illegal wages provides a positive
contribution to our economy when compared to the increased costs
accrued from education, health care, wage depression, and crime.
And let's not forget, many illegal immigrants work on a "cash"
basis and do not pay into any social system.
Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't add a few personal
antidotes:) California is one of the top four states impacted by
illegal immigration, e.g. undocumented workers. I have witnessed
the morning gatherings of workers around street corners, waiting
to be hired for the day. I have witnessed crews of these workers
in construction projects, side by side professional crews. I
have worked with some of these illegal immigrants in a local
business. I have witnessed the work provided by these crews in
my own homeowner's association. I have been victimized by crime
by a previously deported "illegal immigrant".
My assessment is harsh. The work was substandard, and no cost
saving were passed down to the end user. Is this the slavery the
"open border" advocates speak?
During an interview with Lou Dobbs,
Warren Buffet stated that the "Rich are winning". Illegal
Immigration is one of the reasons why. For most corporations,
labor is a significant expense, not often is it recognized that
labor plays a dual role, contrary to the musings of some failed
corporate leaders that claim human labor a commodity.
Fortunately this leaves most macro
thinkers vulnerable to micro tactics.
Witness that over two thirds of Americans disagree with the
"open border" policies that have been political favorites. We
now have bills in Congress and a President who no longer uses
the bully pulpit to tell us stories of those that have endured
unimaginable hardships to enter our country.
What should you do? That's up to you,
a good start is to
get the facts. Much of the political spin on this topic is
myth. If you believe standing up
for American Rights is racist, we will see you on the other
side. Meanwhile I continue to urge vendors to remain ahead of
the curve and be ready to prove that all your employees are in
the United States legally. I might even go as far to recommend
that you boycott any business employing illegal immigrants.
Then ponder whether the "American Dream" is the "New World
More again when I get the itch. Thanks for reading.