Sunday, April 29, 2007

Immigrations Double Standards

If there is one thing that really got me upset, I think it would have to be double standards, rules that apply to some and not to others. Rules should to everyone equally, and that is why the whole issue of immigration and multiculturalism has got me so upset. People are dead wrong when they say that I am racist or xenophobic. I am about following rules, rules that should be applied equally to all.

America has been called the melting pot. People from all nations came to this country and became Americans. These people did not give up their cultural heritage, but they did assimilate into society in a way that produced citizens that were able to work and communicate together. That meant that they would all have to speak a common language and follow common laws.

People came to this country to partake of the opportunities that abounded within our borders. However, they did assimilate, they became Americans in every sense of the word. Their loyalty was to this country, not their native land. That is what made the concept of the melting pot so great, we took members from all races and nationalities and combined them all into a diverse, yet unified citizenry.

In 1782, Hector St. Jean Crevecoeur wrote a book entitled, Letters From An American Farmer. In it he states,

"…whence came all these people? They are a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes... What, then, is the American, this new man? He is neither an European nor the descendant of an European; hence that strange mixture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. . . . The Americans were once scattered all over Europe; here they are incorporated into one of the finest systems of populations which has ever appeared."

That is the melting pot which made America so great. All that has changed with the politically correct concept of multiculturalism. While multiculturalism may sound good, the application of its principles in America has done nothing but fragment society, dividing it along ethnic and racial lines. So instead of being a united people, we are a people divided by race. Again, I do not wish to imply that we are to forsake our cultural heritage, but for this country to survive, those who wish to reside here in America must, above all, agree to abide by the cultural and social rules and laws that made this country what it is.

Think about it for a moment. American cultural and social rules were followed by the people who made America such a great place to begin with. If those common cultural and social rules had not been followed America would not have become the great country it is, and no one would want to come here. So why the desire to do away with the very principles that made this country what is so appealing to people all over the world?

Getting back to my point, multiculturalism may sound great since it says that all races and cultures have something good to offer. Then, without being labeled racist, may I ask the following? Why is it that every race has some group or organization that promotes their culture, the advancement of their people, except for the white Anglo-Saxon Americans?

There is the National Council of La Raza for the Hispanics, the NAACP for the African Americans, the National Association of Arab Americans, the Hmong American Partnership, the Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans, and the India American Cultural Association, just to name a few.

Yet I dare you to deny that if I were to start a national organization called the Society for the Preservation of White American Values I would be attacked and labeled a racist and my organization would be picketed and protested until I was forced to close it down.

Is that equal treatment for all? It is clearly a case of double standards, and remember, I don’t like double standards under any circumstances.

Now this is where the subject of illegal aliens comes into play. These folks from Mexico that violate our immigration laws, then demand citizenship and all the rights that being an American citizen entails really get my blood boiling. It is not because I don’t think people should not be allowed to migrate to America, if they assimilate and become 100% American. No, I get mad because of the double standards. These people break our laws by entering this country illegally. They do not even have the decency to respect our law and yet they want to be treated as equals and given the same rights that people born here or naturalized receive? Why don’t we take a look at how we would be treated if we wanted to migrate to Mexico.

The following are all actual law in regards to immigration and naturalization in Mexico.
-Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets "the equilibrium of the national demographics," when foreigners are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when "they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy." (Article 37)

-Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)

-Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
-Foreigners who sign government documents "with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses" are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
-Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
-Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
-Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
-Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121).

-Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on population says,
"A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally." (Article 123)

Those are the laws regarding illegal immigration to Mexico. What is their law regarding becoming a citizen of their country?

Immigrant Permits are for people who wish to live in Mexico, short or long term.
You do not have to surrender your natural Citizenship to be granted full resident status in Mexico. Full resident status entitles you to all rights and benefits of a Mexican National (live, work, claim state benefits and to pay taxes) but you cannot vote in Mexican elections.

The following describes the different types of Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Permits.


If you want to study in Mexico, a non-immigrant permit which enables you to live and study in Mexico can be granted by the Consulate. You must be able to prove your ability to be self-sufficient by showing a certain amount of funds in a bank account.

Listed below are the kinds of people who can apply for Immigrant Permits, with a view to taking up permanent residency in Mexico:

If you are over 50 years of age, and want to engage in "non remunerative activities" and you are receiving funds from abroad (from a pension or other investments or fixed income) at least to the value of 400 times the daily minimum wage per month* and a further 200 times daily minimum wage per month for each dependent (e.g. spouse, children) then you can apply for a Retiree Immigration Permit.

You can receive an immigration permit if you are willing to invest your capital in Mexico. You investment can be directed at industry or services, and must equal a minimum of 26,000 times the minimum daily wage in Mexico City

If you are a qualified professional, you can have your certificates validated by the Mexican Consulate and apply for an immigration permit to live in Mexico. You must be sponsored by a company who must satisfy the authorities that you are essential to their operative requirements.

Immigrant, Economically Active
(When you want to acquire permanent residency AND you want to work there)
You will need to satisfy the requirements for entry (e.g. professional, sponsored by a company, etc), or be able and prepared to invest at least 40,000 times the minimum daily wage in Mexico City (see above).

Immigrant, Not Economically Active
(When you want to acquire permanent residency but DO NOT want to work there)
If you are of retirement age (50+), and have at least US$1,500 or equivalent income per month, then a Retiree permit will be your easiest route.

So, you see that Mexico applies much more stringent immigration laws upon people wishing to reside in their country, then the illegal aliens, and even Presidents Fox and Calderon are demanding of the United States government. DOUBLE STANDARDS AGAIN!

I hope I have been able to explain that I am not against legalized immigration if those who come here truly wish to become Americans. I am against anyone who comes here and does not want to become American, anyone who comes here illegally and then demands all the rights and privileges of citizenship when all they deserve is to be sent home.

Illegal immigration is about the law, and double standards. If you cut through the emotional nonsense and examine the facts you will see that the citizens of this country who want our immigration laws enforced and no benefits for illegal aliens are only asking our government to apply the same rules the government of Mexico applies to people who violate their laws. This issue is not about race, although those who favor amnesty and open borders would tell you otherwise. If any charge of racism is to be leveled against anyone, it would be to all the groups and organizations which cry racism when Anglo Saxons stand up for their rights and privileges while these same groups are free to promote the benefit of their race and their culture.

Acceptable Immigration reform

I would like to comment on the continued push by President Bush and some members of Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. It has repeatedly been said that our immigration system is broken and needs to be reformed. I have a question regarding that statement. How can you tell if a system is broken if no one has every tried to enforce it to begin with?

In 1986, then President Reagan signed into law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act. That was supposed to fix all our problems with illegal immigration, a one time only amnesty. Here we are, 21 years later with another 20 million illegal aliens in our country, facing another amnesty.

Why should the American people shoulder the burden for our government's inept handling of the issue of immigration? Why should we accept 20 million citizens from Mexico, South America, and wherever else it is they come from because of our governments unwillingness to enforce the law?

President Bush should have sent the military to guard our border the day after 911. Instead, he chose to send our troops off to die in some far off land in a chase after phantom terrorists in Iraq. With an estimated million illegal aliens crossing the U.S./Mexico border annually, that is roughly 5 million illegal aliens the president has allowed to enter since he started this war on terror.

And now you are pushing for amnesty to cover for your mistakes, your ineptitude, your lack of action, even though an overwhelming 80% of the legal residents of this country oppose it.

Senator John McCain, a leading proponent of immigration reform and supporter of S. 2611, the Senates Immigration legislation, repeatedly stated that if anyone has a better idea he would listen and take it before the Senate for consideration. When attending a town hall meeting in Tempe Arizona, Senator McCain was asked about ‘attrition through enforcement’, a plan documented by Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies. Senator McCain refused to consider it or even listen. It is attitudes like that that show the American people, that you, our elected officials have no regard, nor desire to enforce existing law. Your goal is to continue bringing in as many immigrants, legal and illegal into this country, to provide a continuous supply of cheap labor for the corporations of this country who fund your political campaigns. The wishes and desires of the American people are of little or no concern to you whatsoever.

This country was built by Americans. We did not put forth our sweat and blood so that elected officials could chose to ignore our wishes and give our country away to foreigners who have never contributed to our society or our culture.

So here is what I am going to do. I work with some Americans, some born and raised here, some naturalized, that also own farms and fruit orchards. They have told me that they have tried to hire Americans to work their fields and pick their fruit. In talking to them I have learned that there just are some jobs that Americans won’t do. So I can see the need for a guest worker program. However, for me to accept one it will have to be on terms that would guarantee me, and the rest of the American people, that it is going to work and not flood our nation with even more illegal aliens.

So here is what I propose. First off the Senate and the House must pass, and the President must sign into law H.R. 698 which would deny citizenship to children born to illegal aliens. That would stop the nonsense of these illegal aliens being eligible for food stamps, welfare, Medicare and a host of other free benefits paid for by the tax payers of this country. Next, every illegal alien currently in this country would not be eligible to participate in this guest worker program. If they wish to participate they must return to Mexico, along with their families and apply through proper channels. Finally, all employers who hire the remaining illegal aliens will be punished as per law, to include fines and prison time. Once these steps have been taken the following guest worker program could be initiated.

-All applicants for guest worker status must fill out the proper forms at a immigration center on Mexican soil. These forms, along with all required fees will be processed and a thorough background check and physical exam performed. Once the applicant is approved they will be added to a waiting list for an opening in the U.S.

-When an employer needs workers for his farm he will submit a request to the overseeing agency, stating how many workers he will need, how long he will need them and the wages he will pay them. The wages must be above the minimum wage, and their wages will be taxed just like any other worker in the U.S.

-When the overseeing agency approves the application, they will select the desired number of workers and the farmer will be required to pick them up at a designated border station. Upon entering the United States they will be equipped with a tamper proof Global Positioning Device which will allow us to locate them should they try and disappear into society or overstay their visa. Failure to follow the terms of their visa will deny them further participation in the guest worker program.

-The visa will be issued for the workers only. We are not issuing vacation passes for the entire family. If these people want to work then they can come here and do so, but their family will remain on the other side of the border.

-While employed in the U.S. these guest workers must abide by U.S. law. If they wish to drive they must apply for a valid drivers license, provide proof of insurance and have their vehicle smog checked like any other American citizen is required to do. If, during the course of their employment they violate our laws and are apprehended by law enforcement, they will be deported and lose the opportunity to participate in the guest worker program in the future.

-If, after numerous times working in the United States as guest workers, these people wish to become citizens of this country they may apply and wait in line like anyone else. They must have learned sufficient English to get by and be able to pass the citizenship test.

That is my guest worker program. It fits the needs of the agricultural industry and it also ensures the American people that we are not bringing criminals, or carriers of disease into our country. It also provides a way to track these workers in case they decide to overstay their visa, so that they can be located and deported.

I am just an average citizen, yet I was able to come up with a workable plan for guest workers. Why has it been so difficult for those elected to represent me, and millions like me to come up with something similar? I can tell you why, although you already know, you have no desire for the immigration system to work. Otherwise you would have been enforcing our current laws for the last 21 years, since IRCA.

You keep pushing for immigration reform and the American people have had enough of it. Your total disregard for our wishes is going to push us too far one day. The King of England once learned what happens when you disregard the people for too long. For your sake, I hope it doesn’t come to that once again.

Regarding sancutary cities

I would like to take some time to talk about the numerous 'sanctuary cities' that have recently made the news. Recently Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, and Mayor Ron Dellums of Oakland California publicly stated that their cities are sanctuary cites for illegal aliens. Special Order 40 in Los Angeles made it a sanctuary city. Executive Order 124 in New York City made it a sanctuary city. Houston, and even our nations capital, Washington D.C. are sanctuary cities. These cities all prohibit their law enforcement agencies from communicating with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement regarding suspected illegal aliens. These policies also prevent officers from questioning a suspect in regards to their immigration status.

The mayors of all these cities are in violation of numerous federal laws. The U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 8 states, "The Congress shall have power to...establish a uniform rule of naturalization" . Since the U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and it supersedes all other laws, it is the responsibility of Congress to create laws regarding immigration and naturalization.

The U.S. Constitution also says in Article 4, Section 4 that, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion...”

Therefore, according to the Constitution, it is the responsibility of the federal government to pass and enforce immigration law. Our immigration law can be found in Title 8 of the United States Code.

Section 1644 of that code clearly states, "Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no State or local government entity may be prohibited, or in any way restricted, from sending to or receiving from the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of an alien in the United States."

Also, the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A) states,
A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

-assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or

-encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or

- knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Penalties for violation of INA 274A(a)(1)(A) include, criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.
Also, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 75, Section 1546 of the U.S. Code clearly states,

Whoever knowingly forges, counterfeits, alters, or falsely makes any immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, permit, border crossing card, alien registration receipt card, or other document prescribed by statute or regulation for entry into or as evidence of authorized stay or employment in the United States, or utters, uses, attempts to use, possesses, obtains, accepts, or receives any such visa, permit, border crossing card, alien registration receipt card, or other document prescribed by statute or regulation for entry into or as evidence of authorized stay or employment in the United States, knowing it to be forged, counterfeited, altered, or falsely made, or to have been procured by means of any false claim or statement, or to have been otherwise procured by fraud or unlawfully obtained; (emphasis added)

The penalty for violating this section of the U.S. Code is a fine or imprisonment of up to 15 years, or both.

Finally, Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Section 1324 of the U.S. Code states that harboring illegal aliens is a crime.

Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law;

The penalties for violation of this are as follows,

(B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—

(i) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I) or in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), or (iv) in which the offense was done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both;

(ii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;

(iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and

(iv) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting in the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined under title 18, or both.

In 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed U.S. immigration laws and denied sanctuary as a defense, (USA v. Francine La May). Also in 1989 the Supreme Court upheld criminal convictions of sanctuary workers for violating immigration laws (USA v. Aquilar).

So, with all the evidence you can see that the mayor of any city that declares his city to be a sanctuary for illegal aliens is in violation of numerous federal laws and statutes.

My question then is this, where is our justice department in regards to this issue. These mayors are clearly in violation of numerous offenses, why have they not been taken into custody and charged for their crimes? By their inaction they themselves are complicit in the crime and should be charged as accomplices and imprisoned as well.

If the state legislators of these sanctuary cities had any respect for our laws, they would do as the state legislature in Colorado did. Written by Senator Tom Wiens, and signed by Governor Bill Owens, Colorado put into law Senate Bill 90. This measure prevents cities and local governments from implementing sanctuary policies by prohibiting grants to cities that declare themselves sanctuary for illegal aliens.

Our federal government could do the same. They could cut off all federal funds to the states that have sanctuary cities. That in turn would force the governors of those states to take action to repeal those policies, or imprison the mayors for their violation of our immigration law.

Nothing has changed, sanctuary cities still exist and flaunt their disregard for our laws and our national security by harboring these illegal aliens. All the way from the local level to the federal government the laws are disregarded, the will of the people ignored. For that I blame the American people for voting into office the same scoundrels who disregard their Constitutional obligations and cater to the special interests who demand a continuous flow of illegal aliens into this country. Unless the people of this country stop voting for these traitors nothing will change, American will be overrun by illegal aliens and we will no longer be able to call this country our own. I don’t intend to go down without a fight, do you?