Unless you've been living in a cardboard box under the Harbor Freeway or have been too consumed with the finals of "Dancing with the Stars" you must have heard about that new "compromise" immigration bill that was hatched by the senate last week. In short, it works like this, the "open-border" lobbyists get what they want and the American people get shafted -that's the "compromise." It's complete amnesty, pure and simple.
The thing was put together by Ted Kennedy with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center, the National Council of La Raza, the Service Employees International Union, the Chamber of Commerce and the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition. The will of the vast majority of American citizens has once again been totally ignored in this process. So what else is new?
Key senators in both parties announced agreement with the White House on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. So the message is, don't obey the laws of the United States - sneak into the country illegally and you will become a citizen. This is the one issue that Bush, many Republican senators and the Democratic Party are in complete agreement on.
But not ALL senators are in lock-step with the plan. U.S. Senator DeMint said the following: "I hope we don't take a thousand page bill written in secret and try to ram it through the Senate in a few days. This is a very important issue for America and we need time to debate it. But the little we do know about the bill is troubling. According to reports, the bill contains a new 'Z Visa' that allows those who entered our country illegally to stay here permanently without ever returning home. This rewards people who broke the law with permanent legal status, and puts them ahead of millions of law-abiding immigrants waiting to come to America. I don't care how you try to spin it, this is amnesty."
You might think you know a lot about the immigration issues facing this country today, but here are some facts compiled by the California Coalition for Immigration Reform that you may not have heard:
Did you know that immigrants from Mexico and other non-European countries
can come to this country and get preferences in jobs, education, and government contracts? It's called affirmative action or racial privilege. The Emperor of Japan or the President of Mexico could migrate here and immediately be eligible for special rights unavailable for Americans of European descent. Recently, a vote was taken in the U.S. Congress to end this practice. It was defeated.
Did you know that 60% of all illegal immigrants in the U.S. are high school dropouts? And that millions of them cannot read or write - even in their native language.
There are tens of thousands of international gang members who are here illegally and continue to sneak in every single day. And not just in California, they have spread out throughout the entire country. We have enough of the home-grown variety; we don't need to import them.
Did you know that Mexico regularly intercedes on the side of the defense in criminal cases involving Mexican nationals? Did you know that Mexico has NEVER extradited a Mexican national accused of murder in the U.S. in spite of agreements to do so?
The borough of Queens, New York is over-run by Asian immigrants who took over, even stretching back as far as to Nassau County. And this is in the last ten years! And in Long Island City it is all Dominicans, Haitians, Salvadorans, all violent drug pushers. When one is killed, they are given heroes funerals back in their home countries.
The common hogwash has been that the vast majority of illegals streaming into America are doing so to realize "the American dream." That all they want is to become productive members of the United States. They just want to be American citizens, we're told. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mexican nationals are not fleeing their native country for some romantic notion of becoming "American." The vast majority come here only because they can get better paying jobs and more lucrative social benefits than they can in Mexico, not for the "American dream." For them America represents not so much an ideal as it does a job placement agency.
They work here for awhile and then return to their REAL country, Mexico, with their money. Some just send the money back, but many come and go across the border on a regular basis. Remember all the Mexican flags that the illegals were waving last year during the first big immigrant protests? You'll notice that they didn't flash their Mexican flags so much THIS year because they know it hurt their cause, so now they've been told to keep the Mexican flags under wraps.
The following are actual quotes from mainstream Hispanic leaders:
Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; "Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth
Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go
on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people.
It is your duty to die. Through love of having children, we are going to
Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. "They're afraid we're going to
take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're
right. We will take them over . . . We are here to stay."
Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, "The American Southwest seems
to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a
Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; "We have an aging
white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The
explosion is in our population . . . I love it. They are sh-ing in
their pants with fear. I love it."
Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, "Remember
187proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizenswas
the last gasp of white America in California."
Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, "We are politicizing every
single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this
country . . . I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, "I'm going
to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back."
Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and
California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor
Jerry Brown, also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President
Bill Clinton, "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who
doesn't like it should leave."
Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General, "We are practicing 'La
Reconquista' in California."
Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; "We need to avoid
a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos . . ."
Ah yes, there's nothing like the real quotes from leaders of the Hispanic community to bring the situation into true focus. And the latest outrageous action yet, is the fact that Antonio R. Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, actually took part in a protest march and rally AGAINST HIS OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT! And get this, L.A.'s highly political Police Chief Bratton even joined in the fun. Mayor AND police chief protesting their own police department. It sounds like a screwball comedy plot worthy of Preston Sturges, but it's all too real and all too scary and definitely not funny at all.
And trust me, this is only the beginning. "The tip of the iceberg" to use an old white European saying. How do you say "You ain't seen nothin' yet" in Spanish?
As happens every time I write on this subject, I will undoubtedly be called "anti-immigrant" or "immigrant-phobic" or some other insulting name, but as I keep saying over and over again, I'm not against immigration. I'm not against honest people immigrating LEGALLY who want to become American citizens and assimilate into our culture. But I am against open borders. I'm against people sneaking in under the radar screen. I'm against non-citizens undercutting the wages of the American worker. I'm against blanket amnesty bills which protect tens of thousands of international gang members, dope dealers, rapists and murderers.
The Kennedy bill is not a done deal quite yet. The senate still has to vote on it. If you want to express your displeasure in this new "compromise" immigration bill, call or fax or e-mail your senators. But do it fast. And remember; when you call be sure to press "2" for English.