Illegal Alien Criminality Update

How many illegal aliens like this have to be arrested for dealing heroin and committing welfare fraud by illegally receiving food stamps before we realize they are a threat to our citizens’ safety and our country’s fiscal solvency. Schumer, Boehner, Ryan and the other amnesty pimps tell us…Read More

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How many illegal aliens like this have to be arrested for dealing heroin and committing welfare fraud by illegally receiving food stamps before we realize they are a threat to our citizens’ safety and our country’s fiscal solvency. Schumer, Boehner, Ryan and the other amnesty pimps tell us the illegal aliens want to be upstanding citizens contributing to our country. In reality, a large portion of them are a threat. Because our government has failed to prevent these people from coming into our country and threatening us, we now have to expend criminal justice resources and house and feed them in prisons. Our government is essentially making war against our own people.

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The Immigration Debate: Does Anybody Care About American Citizens?

The treasonous efforts of Republican and Democratic elites and big business to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, thus depriving our fellow Americans of jobs and lowering their wages continues apace. Not just the political parties, but the establishment media from the New York Times to the Wall Street…Read More

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The treasonous efforts of Republican and Democratic elites and big business to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, thus depriving our fellow Americans of jobs and lowering their wages continues apace. Not just the political parties, but the establishment media from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to Fox News support amnesty.

What is not heard in this government/media echo chamber of pro-amnesty opinion is any concern about what is best for American citizens. After all, our government’s first obligation is to our nation’s citizens, not people from other countries. Do American politicians or media organs feel any patriotic duty and loyalty to their fellow citizens?

Any objective analysis of the damage caused by illegal immigration leads inexorably to the conclusion that amnesty would be catastrophic for American citizens, especially of lower and middle incomes.

Start with the job market. Americans are unemployed in record numbers. The percentage of adults in the work force is at an all-time low. Real wages for lower and middle class Americans, particularly minorities, have been declining for 30 years.

Into this bleak job market, amnesty proponents want to add 11 million more potential workers. This is economic insanity. Economics 101 teaches that an increase in the supply of labor depresses wages. Instead of amnesty that will flood the labor market and further depress workers’ pay, what our citizens need is an immigration moratorium and strict enforcement of the E-verify system until all Americans have jobs and wages are rising for working people.

Amnesty supporters also falsely claim that illegal aliens will contribute more in taxes than they consume in government benefits. This claim is both ridiculous on its face and demonstrably false. The cost of legalizing current illegals would be approximately $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years (Heritage Foundation, 2013). Fifty seven percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) are in at least one welfare program. (Center for Immigration Studies, 2009).

You get the picture. It is patently absurd to assert that 11 million illegal aliens – predominantly less educated Mexicans with higher birthrates than current citizens – would not be net consumers of government benefits for many generations to come.

Not only will amnesty cost Americans jobs, lower wages for those lucky enough to still have a job, and accelerate the bankruptcy of benefit programs sustaining our neediest citizens, more violent crime is also guaranteed.

Consider these facts: Illegal aliens comprise approximately 30% of the US federal, state and local prison and jail population (Federation for American Immigration Reform, “Criminal Aliens” 2012); the FBI reports that 1.4 million gang members are in our cities, and that gangs, primarily of Mexican origin, are a growing threat throughout the US; 83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegals; and 75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

And of course, the September 11 terrorist attack would likely have never happened had our government enforced our immigration laws. Several of the hijackers had been admitted to the country without proper screening and had overstayed their visas.

Closer to home is the case of Angel Resendiz. This illegal alien serial killer bludgeoned to death a UK student and raped and beat his girlfriend near the Waller Avenue train tracks in 1997. Resendiz, dubbed the “Railroad Killer”, murdered at least 15 people before being executed in 2006.

How many more American citizens would be alive today if our government had been aggressively enforcing the immigration laws we have on the books over the last few decades? How many more Americans will die at the hands of illegal aliens if the amnesty cabal prevails?

America needs an immigration policy focused on what is best for Americans, not what is best for illegal aliens or multinational corporations who just want cheap labor and who have no allegiance to America or our nation. Amnesty represents a betrayal of American citizens.

American citizens need aggressive enforcement of our existing immigration laws, deportation of illegal alien criminals, punitive sanctions for companies hiring illegals, and full implementation of the E-Verify system. These policies will promote the well-being of our fellow American citizens to whom we owe our loyalty.

Where are the politicians of either party who will defend our fellow citizens and promote their interests?

Dan M. Rose, President, Americans First, Inc.

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A case for term limits

It is hard to imagine that our Founding Fathers, many of whom were private businessmen that put their own business on hold while forming our government,  envisioned career politicians holding office for 20, 30, and 40 years.  Perhaps that is why when writing our Constitution, numerous restriction were put in…Read More

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It is hard to imagine that our Founding Fathers, many of whom were private businessmen that put their own business on hold while forming our government,  envisioned career politicians holding office for 20, 30, and 40 years.  Perhaps that is why when writing our Constitution, numerous restriction were put in place on eligibility to serve in Congress, but none related to length of service.  In the 19th Century, the turnover rate of Congress was consistently 45-50% as members served their duty and returned to the private sector. Since 1990 the turnover rate has averaged less than 7% every two years in Congressional elections despite record low approval ratings.  Why?

 

Finances:  According to the FEC 2012 reports, the House incumbents raised $237 million to the challengers $19 million.  House members receive on average $1 million per year (including franking privilege) for staff and office expense.  Staff is often used in an election cycle for campaign purposes under the guise of “constituent outreach”. Challengers are at a distinct disadvantage from Day 1.

Lobbyist: With the advent of PAC’s and Super PAC’s, much of the campaign finance imbalance can be attributed to the influx of outside influence monies.  It’s no secret that on the first day in office, members of Congress are already beginning their solicitations for contributions to the next election.

What would term limits accomplish?

 Restoration of a Congress where votes are cast based on what is best for our country rather than what is best for reelection chances.  Look no further than our last gov’t shutdown crisis where many members voted out of fear of being “primaried” rather then what they truly felt was in our country’s best interest.

Reduction in pork barrel spending.  Candidates who are facing term expiration will no longer feel the pressure to “bring home the bacon” and curry favor with their constituents.

Reduction of lobbyist and crony capitalism.  The need to continually feed a candidate monies to keep them in office is reduced if there is an expiration date.

 

Arguments against term limits.

 

Elections are a form of term limits;  As outlined above, the incumbents have a significant advantage over challengers. Much of that advantage is derived from tax payer monies.

It reduces Congressional experience;  Congress is no place for on the job training.  If a member of the House or Senate needs 6-10 years to gain experience, they are truly in the wrong position.

 

Summary:

The GOP’s 1994 Contract With America contained an item called Citizens Legislature Act that called for a maximum (12) years service yet was never enacted.  Today, 19 years later, many of those same legislators are still in office

In 2012, the Senate brought to the floor a bill to adopt an Amendment to the Constitution limiting the number of terms a Senator could serve.  It was defeated 75-24.

Many groups, both left and right are once again advocating for Congressional term limits.  We need to offer support to each of these groups regardless of ideology.

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Economics of the Insane: Borrowing from Foreigners to Give to Illegal Aliens

In a sane world where US federal, state and local governments cared even slightly about their own citizens and the solvency of our governments, we wouldn’t have cities and counties such as in southern California giving nearly a billion dollars in welfare benefits to illegal aliens disrespecting our…Read More

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In a sane world where US federal, state and local governments cared even slightly about their own citizens and the solvency of our governments, we wouldn’t have cities and counties such as in southern California giving nearly a billion dollars in welfare benefits to illegal aliens disrespecting our laws.

The economics of the insane could not more clearly be illustrated. Our governments are literally trillions in debt for unfunded pension benefit promises to our citizens, and yet they borrow even more from one group of foreigners to give away to illegal aliens, with US citizens and governments on the hook for the bill.

A more insane or sinister method of impoverishing American citizens while at the time replacing them could not have been devised.

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Poll: Hispanic Citizens Put Border Security, Law Enforcement First

Matthew Boyle at Breitbart and Andrew Stiles at National Review Online each offer a good summary of a recent McLaughlin poll showing that a majority of registered Hispanic voters believe any immigration law should deal with border security and law enforcement before legalization of America’s 11 million or more…Read More

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Matthew Boyle at Breitbart and Andrew Stiles at National Review Online each offer a good summary of a recent McLaughlin poll showing that a majority of registered Hispanic voters believe any immigration law should deal with border security and law enforcement before legalization of America’s 11 million or more illegal aliens begins.

The poll’s bottom line:  “Hispanic adults and registered voters give majority support to positions on border security, employment, legal status, enforcement and public assistance that would be supported by a majority of House Republicans.”

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Nebraska Town Can Bar Housing To Illegal Immigrants, Court Rules

The ACLU is involved, so this story from June 28, 2013, might not be over.  Here it is in a nutshell so far: A Nebraska town can prohibit landlords and employers from hiring or renting to illegal immigrants, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The [Fremont] ordinance requires potential…Read More

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The ACLU is involved, so this story from June 28, 2013, might not be over.  Here it is in a nutshell so far:

A Nebraska town can prohibit landlords and employers from hiring or renting to illegal immigrants, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

The [Fremont] ordinance requires potential renters to apply for a license, and through the application process Fremont officials can check to see if the prospective renters have legal status.

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Supreme Court Overturns Arizona Voter Registration Law

On June 17, 2013 the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona voter approved law (Proposition 200) which required applicants to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote (see complete ruling here).  The ruling cited the 1993 National Voter Registration Act that “forbids states to demand an applicant…Read More

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On June 17, 2013 the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona voter approved law (Proposition 200) which required applicants to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote (see complete ruling here).  The ruling cited the 1993 National Voter Registration Act that “forbids states to demand an applicant submit additional information beyond that required by the federal form.”   The current Federal Registration Form, available in 7 different languages, ( view here) is a mail-in post card with a check box affirming that you are a U.S. citizen.   Countless registrations have been approved only to later be determined as fraudulent well after the applicant cast votes.  Most recently, an elephant at the San Diego Zoo had its registration approved via U.S. mail  (presumably it would have voted straight GOP).

Arizona and Kansas along with several other States are attempting to restore integrity to the electoral process by confirming independently the information provided on the Federal Registration Form.   The Supreme Court ruling sets that effort back however.  Until we allow that process to occur, our electoral system will be filled with fraudulent votes that cancel out the votes of American citizens.

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