Monday, April 18, 2005

Harvesting Illegals

By Mark Krikorian

FrontPageMagazine.com
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More than 1,500 of our soldiers in Iraq have given their lives to ensure America’s safety. An emergency military spending bill to keep their comrades supplied with bullets and gasoline passed the House of Representatives last month with the addition of several important domestic security measures, including national standards for state driver’s licenses.

The Senate will debate the bill next week, and is considering an addition of its own: amnesty for illegal aliens.

I am not making this up. For several years now, Sen. Larry Craig has teamed up with Sen. Ted Kennedy to relentlessly push the AgJobs bill (the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act, currently S. 359), which would grant amnesty to most illegal alien farmworkers, and their families (plus admit many, many more through a harmful “temporary” worker program). Estimates are that as many as three million illegals could take advantage of this amnesty.

Sen. Craig has said he intends to offer his amnesty as an amendment when the military spending bill is considered next week on the Senate floor. His hope is that if his amnesty is added to the Senate version of the bill it will be too difficult for pro-borders Republicans in the House to kill it when the two bodies meet to reconcile the different versions of the bill.

There’s so much wrong with this it’s hard to know where to start. Firstly, regardless of the merits of bill, it’s simply irresponsible to hold up an emergency spending measure for an extensive debate on something as momentous as an illegal alien amnesty – and equally irresponsible to pass such an amnesty without extensive debate.

And there’s little merit to the Craig-Kennedy amnesty anyway. Supporters of the bill tell the soothing fairytale that this measure will help solve the illegal immigration problem, but this is a fairy tale we’ve heard before. Congress passed a “one-time-only” amnesty in 1986, and it supercharged illegal immigration, giving us an illegal population that is now twice as large as before the amnesty.

There was a farmworker component of that 1986 amnesty, too, which turned out to be possibly the most fraud-ridden government program in history. The story of that earlier amnesty would make you laugh if you weren’t crying. It became routine to hear applicants claiming to have harvested purple cotton, or dug cherries out of the ground, or picked watermelons from trees. But the political pressure to grant amnesty to as many people as possible was so intense, that only a handful of applications were rejected. In the end, the number of “farmworkers” legalized exceeded the total number of actual farmworkers in the whole country.

We would be guaranteed more of the same this time, because the Craig-Kennedy amnesty has even fewer safeguards than the 1986 amnesty.

And this isn’t just an abstract matter of following the rules. Among the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who were fraudulently legalized was one Mahmoud “The Red” Abouhalima, an Egyptian illegal alien cabbie in New York. It was only after he got his green card in the 1986 amnesty that he had the ability to travel to Afghanistan for terrorist training and then return to help plan the first World Trade Center attack, for which he is serving life in prison. Do we really want to find out what kinds of bad guys the next amnesty will legalize, enabling them to work and travel freely, preying on our society?

And, last but not least, the Craig-Kennedy amnesty would cost the Treasury billions. Illegal aliens get few public benefits on their own, but they do collect them on behalf of their U.S.-born citizen children, for a net cost to the federal government alone of $10 billion per year. When they get amnesty, their incomes (and thus tax payments) go up a little, but their use of government services balloons, because they are now eligible. Our estimate is that amnesty for all illegals would nearly triple the cost to Washington, to $29 billion per year.

The irony is exquisite. The same measure that would enable our soldiers to defend the borders of a newly free Iraq would also undermine our own borders. Mahmoud the Red is laughing from his prison cell.



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Mark Krikorian is Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies.
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Comments:
www.bajalo.com The illegal problem is more of racism than of this poor people braking the law. Most of this people are afraid that one day which will come no matter what they do were Latinos will be the majority of the US population. ( I pray for that DAY ).

Now the focus is on the Mexicans first because they hate them. That is a fact. Also another fact the turkey apple pie will be replaced by tamales and atole this they hate because the consider it . (for those who don't know what atole is find it for yourself.

I wonder what would happened if this people will stop working for one day. We will loose billions more than the aid we would have given them. This notion that Latinos that are illegal just live of welfare is a farce and a fake.

Now the have to put their kids on welfare because of their illegal status they cant get insurance or no employer would give them any to start with. Is any one works are this people so what is wrong on having hard workers.

This racist also bring an interesting subject and that is the kids. I bet they would love to see all this poor Mexicans on the streets and this poor kids on the street as well.

Better yet what would happened if Mexico stops buying American products which by the way buy more than any other country and sell us 1/4 of our oil and always on time. Mexico is the only country that the commerce deficit is on their side. We bank in Mexico unlike Japan, China or any other country.

What I say is bring amnesty so we know who is here and if you have a ding on your record you are out and in 5 years you go back to your country and so on.

Remember Mexicans are Christians they have the same alphabet they love America cars and American goods unlike most immigrants who want to drive import cars and clothes and have religions that only God knows if they are not the devil himself.

Jose Morales

Santa Ana CALI
 
Vigilante assault on Mexican immigrants kills one

A USA masked vigilante with an assault rifle and military fatigues attacked a group of 18 Mexican immigrants on the border near Columbus, New Mexico yesterday. According to a report today by the Attorney General of Chihuahua, Patricia Gonzalez, one or more armed vigilantes, from the US side of the border, stopped a vehicle carrying 18 Mexican immigrants attempting to cross the border near the "Palomas, Chihuahua/Columbus, New Mexico" port of entry. The vigilante in a ski mask forcefully stopped their car and ordered the immigrants out of the vehicle and then proceeded to shoot the driver point blank, killing Apolinar Ortega Sanchez. The murderer who spoke in "broken Spanish" then ran to a vehicle waiting for him and raced to the USA side of the border according to the survivors. Attorney General Patricia Gonzalez is investigating the possibility that the assault was part of the Minutemen operations that took place along the Mexico/Arizona border and that are now moving westward.

The attack by a gringo in military fatigues and with a military assault rifle brings memories of the attack on Mexican women and children by James Oliver Huberty on July 18, 1984 at a McDonald's Restaurant at the SanYsidro/Tijuana border. According to Huberty's wife, the mass anti-Mexican murderer said to her in the morning of the massacre, "Society's had their chance. I'm going hunting. Hunting humans." Huberty open fire on unsuspecting Mexican families killing 22, mostly women and children. The racist Huberty had blamed Mexican immigrants for his inability to get a job. In June, the Minutemen vigilantes are planning to commence anti-Mexican operations in the vicinity of the "McDonald's Massacre".

If the anti-Mexican hate campaign by the English language media continues, we will certainly experienced worse hate crimes against our community. There are many mentally deficient gringos that believe everything they read, view or hear in the printed media, television and hate radio such as Disney owned KABC 790 AM in Los Angeles and they can be easily stirred into a "killing frenzy" by racist propaganda. Presently, Los Angeles commuters are being terrorized by shootings on our freeways and many believe they may be race related. The large percentage of the shootings victims are Latinos, which in LA means most probably Mexicans.

La Voz de Aztlan hopes that the latest vigilante shooting of a Mexican immigrant near Columbus, New Mexico is not an ominous omen. Near by is the Pancho Villa State Park that commemorates General Francisco Villa's military excursion into US territory on March 9, 1916.
 
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