Saturday, May 05, 2007

Teddy Kennedy shot down in flames

Senator Kennedy,

I would like to thank your office for responding to my letter concerning illegal immigration. I honestly didn't expect a reply, considering I am not a constituent of yours. However, with that being said I would like to comment on some of the things you said in your reply.

You stated that illegal immigration is a complex issue that needs comprehensive reform. Sir, it is not complex and, although it might need reforming, it does not need the kind of reform you, Congressmen Flake and Gutierrez, or even President Bush have in mind.

You state that there are approximately12 million illegal aliens in this country, but I have read estimates that place it between 20-50 million. Who honestly knows how many illegal aliens there actually are in this country?

On that note I would like to remind you of something you, yourself, once said.
"Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on...what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same..."

Do you remember saying that? It was after a previous amnesty bill that was supposed to put an end to our problems with illegal immigration. Yet here we are, 21 years later with another batch of illegal aliens we don't know what to do with. I wonder sir, why do they keep coming if the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was supposed to fix all our problems?

You have again become a cheerleader for more 'comprehensive immigration reform' legislation. You are a co-sponsor of S.B. 2611 which would grant amnesty if certain conditions, such as back payment of taxes, were met. Whatever you choose to call it, it is still an amnesty, a forgiveness for crimes committed against the laws and the people of the United States of America.

Could it be sir that our elected officials in Washington are oblivious to what is going on outside the Beltway? Could it be sir that the people who are elected to represent the American people are in actuality representing the people of Mexico? Could it be sir that the people who take an oath to uphold the Constitution have never read Article 4, Section 4, which reads,
"The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion..."

The only way to describe the number of illegal aliens who have been allowed to enter this country, is an invasion. Whatever the excuse of our elected officials, it is clearly a dereliction of their duty to protect the people of this country and therefore we should not be required to suck it up and stomach another amnesty to cover for your incompetence. We should be outraged and calling for the resignation of every single elected official who has not upheld their oath of office.

I have heard all the reasons for granting these aliens the right to stay here. They do the jobs Americans won't, it is time to bring them out of the shadows, they only want a better life.

I take great offense that I am expected to accept law breakers as people who should be considered eligible for any of the benefits this country has to offer. I take even greater offense at those who are elected to represent me, expect me and the other taxpayers of this country to subsidize these law breakers with tax funded services that were meant to be a safety net for American workers who come upon hard times. I take offense at being expected to learn another language because these people are unwilling to learn English. I take great offense when these criminals commit crimes in our cities and on our highways, then flee to Mexico to avoid prosecution, leaving American families to suffer the damages caused by these immigrants.

I know farmers who own fruit orchards, and they have in fact told me that they cannot get Americans to do the labor to operate their farms. So I can understand the need for immigrant laborers. However, using your estimate of 12 million illegal aliens, there should be no farm in this country that is in need of workers to pick their crops. Why then the need for any further Agricultural visas?

Could it be that the truth is that out of 12 million illegal aliens, only 4% are actually doing farm labor? Could it be sir, the other 96% are either taking jobs away from Americans, at much lower salaries, undercutting the wages for companies that do obey the law and hire American workers? I have almost 25 years experience working with electrical systems, but I cannot get a job as an electrician because I am not licensed. Yet there are Mexican workers pulling wires in new home construction in my area who have no experience whatsoever. Do not tell me they are doing the jobs Americans will not! I would, but am not allowed to because I will not work for minimum wage like these immigrants. Could it also be sir that they are working under the table but since they have a child in this country who, by the misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, are automatic citizens, authorized to collect welfare, food stamps and a whole host of tax payer funded subsidies?

You see sir, I am not completely satisfied with your answer to my letter. You have tried to placate and pacify me, but it hasn't worked. I am still outraged at my governments lack of enforcement of existing laws and its attempt to force feed the American people another amnesty. I am sickened by its loyalty to the criminals who violate our sovereignty and its lack of loyalty to the people whom you represent.

Therefore this is the only immigration reform I will accept. Since our farmers do need workers to work the farms I propose the following. A guest worker program where citizens from Mexico can apply to work the fields in America. Notice I said citizens from Mexico, all illegal aliens living within our borders will be ineligible unless they reture to Mexico and apply through proper channels for a visa. However I must demand that these workers be paid at a decent wage of around $10 per hour. It can be done, the fruit farmers I spoke to all told me that they pay between $10-$11 an hour for their workers.

This is how the program would work. Any Mexican who wishes to work the fields in America would file an application, along with the filing fees. A background investigation would be performed, and if the applicant passed they would then wait, in Mexico, for an opening. Then when a farmer is in need of workers he could then contact the proper agency and inform them of how many workers were required. They would in turn select the required number of workers and issue them temporary visas. The workers would be fitted with a GPS tracking device upon their admittance to the United States. The employer would also pay a bond to ensure that they were returned to Mexico once their visa expired. The visas would be for the workers only. No family members, including wives. We do not want any more anchor babies born in this country which would allow these laborers to stay and collect benefits they are not entitled to.
At the end of the visa, the workers would return to Mexico. If they failed to return they could be located by their GPS tracking device and then located and deported, which would make them ineligible for further participation in the guest worker program.

If, during their stay in the United States, they are arrested for violating any of our laws, they would immediately be deported and, again be ineligible for future participation in the guest worker program.

These guest workers would not be eligible for any government subsidies while they are here. No food stamps, no welfare, no low income housing, no Medicaid. They would have to make do on the wages earned, just like we Americans are expected to.

If you think that is unfair, let me tell you a story. My wife is Filipina and her family has been unable to obtain visas to enter this country, although we have applied and followed all the proper requirements. Since we couldn't get them here, and since they are poor, we have spent a great deal of our own money to find them work abroad in places like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Dubai. They are now working abroad, away from their families for one year periods. They work seven days a week and bring home a paltry $260 a month. They have to abide by Islamic Law, which means they cannot drink alcohol or participate in any Catholic religious services. However they do it because for them that is good money compared to what they would make in the Philippines. They do it to support their families.

So, if we want guest workers they can come here under the same conditions. These workers are here to make a living and support their families, not partake of the American dream at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers.

The abovementioned guest worker program would be conditional of course upon full enforcement of all current existing immigration law. There is no need to reform our laws, just enforce them! U.S. Code, Title 8, Section 1324a states, "Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years jail + $2000 fine per illegal alien + forfeiture of the vehicle or property used to commit the crime".

If we enforced that, no one, and I mean no one would hire an illegal alien. However you, our elected officials have allowed that law to go un-enforced to increase the profits of big business, at the cost of the destruction of our culture and our country by the massive influx of illegal alien invaders.

Next, finish the fence along the U.S./Mexico border. I could care less if President Calderon or the Catholic Church cry like babies about human rights violations or any other lame excuse they might offer up to oppose such a fence. Unless Mexico takes steps on their own to stop the tide of humanity washing across our border every minute of every day, I don't care what they think. Our nations future is at stake and that is what should be on the forefront of your mind with every piece of immigration legislation you consider.

Finally, cut off all tax funded subsidies for illegal aliens. They do not have the right to collect anything from this country. Their children may very well be citizens according to the misrepresentation of the 14th Amendment but the parents are not. If the child is deserving, take it away from the parents and put it up for adoption to an American family and deport the parents. Either that, or allow the parents to take their children and return to Mexico on their own. However they are not entitled to any government funded services!

Thomas Jefferson once said, "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." With upwards of 80% of the American people against illegal aliens receiving taxpayer funded subsidies, I would say our government is bordering on tyranny and violating their oath of office to uphold Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution.

Once again sir, I thank your office for responding to my letter. You did not have to do so, as I am not a constituent of yours. However, you may want to rethink your position on any comprehensive immigration reform. You may want to begin talking to average American citizens to see how they feel on this issue. If you grant amnesty, however you wish to disguise it, to 12 million illegal aliens, you will only be opening Pandora's Box. You will create a future tidal wave of illegal aliens that is unlike anything we have yet to see. You will have once again shown your disdain for the people you are elected to represent, and finally you will have signed the papers that allows for the destruction of the United States of America as created by our founding fathers.


The Zombieslayer said...

Wow. There's so much I agree with here Neal.

I take great offense when these criminals commit crimes in our cities and on our highways, then flee to Mexico to avoid prosecution, leaving American families to suffer the damages caused by these immigrants.

This is one of the biggest problems. Rape, murder, and even "smaller" things like hit and run vehicle accidents. They do this all and flee the country, then come back with a different identity. It's really disgusting.

A good letter.

On the old blog, I did a lot of writing about illegal aliens and the damage they do. One of these days, I'll resume that.

Princess Banter said...

Ditto!!!! That was excellent... I left the US a few years ago mainly because of the crappy immigration laws that are so unfair to many other people. I opted to go to another country that are friendlier to foreigners and actually appreciate them...

The Zombieslayer said...

Yo Neal. Finally getting around to doing some political rants. I'd like to get more recognition to Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul, two candidates who will take illegal immigration seriously.