(12/16/2006): ICE agents culminated a felony identity theft
conspiracy investigation earlier this week, descending upon
Swift meat packing plants in an effort to catch workers
using stolen social security numbers. The raid was justified in part, because identify
theft is considered to be a tool in the terrorist toolbox. Indeed,
Michael Chertoff, Director of Homeland Security,
had promised us that his department would investigate cases of
corporate use of illegal aliens when the violation of our law
involved more than just a few workers.
Reports had ICE targeting some 120 felony cases
and executing arrests of some 1200 illegal aliens.
Response from the open borders crowd was
just as swift. Many of our good undocumented friends justify
their identify theft, it is their path toward employment.
Sympathy aside, corporations like Swift, with their cost cutting
business models, should know better. All too eager to pursue
employment policies, as if someone left them the combination to
the vault in the bank. None
of them quite comprehend, or care, that the lives of the owners
of those social security numbers can become extremely disruptive
and expensive as a direct result of the theft.
Of course, expectations were far higher. Open
border advocates would prefer that we prohibit arresting
illegal aliens on all Mexican holidays like Dํa de Nuestra
Se๑ora de Guadalupe, or if the alien has a
child. And of course, illegal aliens have constitutional rights,
just like in Mexico!
That these laws do authorize our government to round up anyone
anywhere in the name of the war on terror, the 1000 year war
between Muslims, and the timeless war between good and evil.
If illegal immigrants want constitutional rights, they are going
to have to fight for them, just like the rest of us.
Illegal Immigrants Object to "Illegal"
(10/26/2006): Last night during Lou Dobbs' town hall meeting in
San Antonio, proponents of illegal immigration were quick to
point out their objections to being called "illegal". After
listening to the funny lady in a funny looking red hat deliver
her propaganda (none of her claims supported by facts), I have
come to the conclusion that the term "illegal immigration" is
The phrase should be "criminal immigration".
The term "illegal" stems from the fact, that criminal immigrants
have no legal right to be here, and they know it, why else do
they sneak across our borders? Semantically, the difference
between the phrase "illegal immigrant" and "undocumented
immigrant" is simply, an "undocumented immigrant" has yet to be
It is the actions of these so called "undocumented immigrants",
that deserves more scrutiny.
Millions of dollars of
environmental damage caused to our Federal lands that is a
direct result of "criminal immigrants" illegally crossing our
borders, dropping their trash, abandoning vehicles, eroding
trails and stream banks, causing fires; all in the name of
their so called right to emigrate.
hospitals have been forced to close in California, over 80
nationwide, all because criminal immigrants believe our
emergency rooms are their primary health care facilities.
These closures have eliminated heath care services to hundreds
of thousands of legal citizens.
Degradation of California's education system, once ranked
in the top half in the nation, now ranks near the bottom, all due to
criminal immigration. Thus hundreds of thousands of children
in California are denied a good education.
Wide spread identify theft via forged Social Security
numbers and other documents, defined as a felony, and widely
practiced by criminal immigrants.
If you or I or any other U.S. citizen committed these
atrocities, we would be charged, prosecuted and thrown in jail
and deservingly branded a criminal. Yet there are those that
resort to claims of racism, object to being called "illegal",
claim our land was stolen from them, and totally cling to obvious and willful
disregard for our rules of law.
Mexican legislature members aligned with the Democratic
Revolutionary Party, or PRD seized control of the Mexican
congressional chamber yesterday. The spectacle was broadcast
live on Mexican TV channels and was available today, in the U.S. on C-SPAN.
The action was a protest against the recent narrow loss the PRD
suffered in Mexico's Presidential election. There was no word
whether some of the controversial
Diebold voting machines were deployed, perhaps as a gift
from the Bush administration. In any event, President Fox
was forced to give his last State of the Union address from the
confines of his Presidential office. In the address, also on
C-span, Fox declared that a democratic republic had been
successfully formed in Mexico and went on to enumerate the many
advantages of democracy to Mexico.
While Fox may have left Mexico a republic, a large segment of
the population has failed to grasp the meaning or simply,
completely disagrees. The event does provide useful insight to
Americans as we prepare to once again have one of our
traditional holidays punctuated by demonstrations for illegal
immigrants from Mexico.
Will the REAL Racists Please Stand Up!
(08/29/2006): Since the failure of Congress to come to terms
with the illegal immigration problem,
many cities and towns have proposed new legislation to help ease
the burden that millions of illegal aliens have imposed on them.
Hazelton is experiencing shocks to their quiet peaceful
existence; murder, drugs, and fear - brought to their town, by
Hazelton, PA has enacted it's version of the
Illegal Immigration Relief Act, which will require all
business and contractors to prove that all under their employ
are legal to work in the USA. In addition, any landlord who
knowingly rents to any illegal alien will be fined $1000 per
incident. (09/15/2006): The legislation has been amended and
passed into law.
Frustration continues to build in thousands of towns and
communities throughout the country. Many were disappointed when
it was discovered, that the Senate failed to forward it's bill
to the House. Seems the Senate forgot that they do not have the
Constitutional authority to initiate a revenue generating bill.
The Honorable Senator Spector, the Chairman of the Judiciary
Committee, would have been pleased, that the House would have
effectively vetoed the bill, something Senator Spector has asked
of the White House with respect to constitutional issues, rather
signing statements issued by the executive branch.
Not a surprise, the news from Hazelton sparked a lot of interest
and many have similar legislation modeling Hazelton's in the
works. Perhaps you have seen news video of the demonstrations
around several of these town halls. Once again, the opposition
has focused on their perceived ill of racism and their support
It would seem that the act of actually submitting a valid
S.S. card to obtain a job or housing, is a racist act! And, does
a neglected federal power, e.g. immigration, remain federal, or
fall to the confederacy?
The "Who's the racist?" question became more revealing when CNN
cameras caught the taunts of the supporters of the illegal
aliens, both in the act of crying "racist" and in the act of
shouting a Mexican racist phrase, that describes "white boys",
at the opposition! (Lou Dobbs, CNN, 08/28/2006).
For those who have spent some time in self-reflection, I am sure
some of us have been hard on others whom exhibit traits we have
struggled with throughout life. Racism is one such commonality
we all share. I now smile whenever someone believes 'Joel' is
pronounced 'hole' and acts offended when I state the true
Proponents of granting 'amnesty' to 20 to 30 million illegal
immigrants in this country would do well to note that rallying
behind cries of racism are not acceptable methods for
civil disobedience in American history. Also fundamental to
civil disobedience, is the willingness to be arrested for your
protests, something illegal immigration supporters are
unwilling to do as they hide behind the church (Chicago) and
otherwise try to evade the rule of law.
We have long known
that those whom cry 'racist' the loudest, are themselves, the
The Great American Insult
(05/26/2006): So when is amnesty not amnesty? Of course,
whenever Senator McCain or Senator Kennedy tells us so. And they
told us time and time again. What were the reasons? Illegals
would pay a fine, illegals would pay back taxes, illegals would
have to learn English, illegals would go to the back of the line
and on and on and on.
Turns out none of the claims are true. That $2000 fine? Well
maybe, if an illegal immigrant wants to convert their green card
into citizenship some 5-10 years hence. Pay back taxes? No, not
really. Illegal immigrants can choose which 3 of 5 years to pay,
or rather choose which 3 of 5 years they wish to
refund checks of up to $4,400 per year. Learn English? No, not
really. Illegal immigrants would have the right to choose which
language our Government would be required to use. Back of the
line? No, not really. There is no line, they are already here.
62 Senators stood in front of the American public and voted for
the largest entitlement program in 35 years, with straight
faces, confident that the American public was too stupid to
62 Senators stood in front of the American public and voted to
turn all illegal immigrants into super privileged individuals,
free from the rule of law.
62 Senators stood in front of the American public and voted to
grant all temporary workers green cards guaranteeing permanent
And as a final insult, Senator Spector added an amendment during
the last hour, that would require that we consult with Mexico
before building any of the proposed fences contained within the
If I hear one more person claim that the bill is not amnesty,
I'm going to hurl. Middle America is outraged and we have every
right to be. For us, November's elections can not come soon
(05/22/2006): We should all be thankful that our elected
Senators are taking on the 'emotional' issue of illegal
immigration. As more than one Senator has proclaimed, "This is
very complicated". I wish to congratulate the Senate for a very
I am especially thankful for those few Senators that have worked
very hard to dig into the proposed bill, to see what makes it
tick. It is very unlikely that many of our Senators have had a
chance during their busy schedules, to begin to understand a
bill so large, that a team of lawyers would need a year or more
to fully comprehend it.
I am disappointed with those Senators that refuse to discuss the
details, in the form of amendments, with disgust, waiving off
debate as critical of their many, many long hours. One would
assume, that with those long hours under their belts, they would
have little trouble defending their recommendations. Instead,
the American public is treated to arrogant diatribe, devoid of
While the Senate debate has shaped my perception of the various
types and sizes of the trees in the forest, the debate has also
revealed, there is little precious debate about the forest. I
find some of the Senate debate offensive. More offensive than
millions of illegal immigrants demonstrating in our streets,
waiving foreign flags, and chanting and singing in languages
other than English. The focus on providing illegal immigrants
with the many privileges afforded by the bill, to 'bring them
out of the shadows", reduces the
privilege rank of the average American citizen, by more than a notch or two.
The goal of proposing 'comprehensive legislation' for illegal
immigrants has focused
heavily on what is best for the illegal immigrants. The bar for
becoming an American citizen has been so demeaned (come pick
fruits and vegetables for 150 hours, pay 3 of 5 years of back
taxes, etc.), that the plan appears more
like an attempt to annex the whole of South America. The
Senate's version of 'comprehensive reform', at it's heart,
states to the rest of the world, "Come one, come all. Everyone
is an American citizen!"
The Senate bill is not historic, except in numbers, and is
fashioned in the same manner as the 1986 legislation. The
apparent goal of 'comprehensive reform' is to create a program
so large, that it cannot be enforced, thereby continuing the
policy of open borders that has characterized the last 20 years
of our history. This is unacceptable based on the sheer numbers
of people who would emigrate to the United States.
The Senate may need to step back and review how other
disciplines handle extremely large problems. The Senate has
identified everyone's vision. It is time to carve out a small
meaningful piece of the pie, a small piece that can be enforced,
a small sign that the American people can actually expect our
leaders to lead in meaningful policy decisions.
Keep It Simple Senate. The small
piece everyone agrees on is workplace enforcement and border
security. We can save
much Senate time by enforcing (funding) the laws we already have on the
books coupled with increased funding for border security. Few voters, come this fall, will vote for Congressional
members whom answer the lack of enforcement, with more
Give 'em Enough Rope
(05/17/2006): While I am surprised that Senator Kennedy has yet
to work himself into a stroke on the Senate floor, I am pleased
to find him hard at work ensuring that illegal immigrants are
not exploited. I am sure, when he is finished, that all illegal
immigrants will be guaranteed the same wages and benefits as all
When this time comes, American business will no
longer have an incentive to employ illegal immigrants, for there
will be no more cheap labor! There will be no more jobs for
illegal immigrants and at long last, we may see an end to waves
of humanity illegally crossing our borders.