Immigration lawlessness and the destruction of the American dream.
My article addresses the way that the administration’s lawless and immoral immigration policies coupled with the way that the “ egal” immigration system has been twisted that have resulted in the importation of huge numbers of foreign workers as well. These workers work across a broad spectrum of wages and skill levels. Certainly there are many minimum wage jobs now being occupied by foreign workers- however, this is not the only segment of the labor pool that is being flooded with cheap foreign labor. High-tech solid middle class jobs are now being taken by foreign workers who earn far more than minimum wages but far less than their jobs should command.
Not surprisingly, these foreign workers seek to send as much of their money back to their home countries- greatly increasing America’s national debt.
Wages are being suppressed and the the economy is, as a result faltering. Yet the “talking heads” on all of the mainstream “news” programs engage in conversations about how it is hard to fathom why the economic recovery is failing. I am in amazement that these supposed economists and economic advisors (whatever that means) appear perplexed by what should be obvious. Yet these so-called “authorities” never talk about those remittances which amount to well over $125 billion annually. They never talk about the displacement of American workers or how wages are declining. They lie about the lack of Americans who have the skills and education to do the many jobs that are just waiting for the qualified workers that are supposedly in short supply.
These “talking heads” never talk about how many tens of thousands of high-tech Americans have been fired from their jobs that they did extremely well for decades- and incredibly, are often required to train their foreign replacement- making it clear that their job was not eliminated- but that their job was.
Poverty rates in America are increasing and middle class families are finding themselves- more often than not, through no fault of their own, falling below the poverty line as more “American jobs” are being given to foreign workers in the United States.
The riots in Baltimore certainly caught the attention of the politicians and the journalists. Just about everyone who offered opinions included poverty in their analysis of what had happened in a city I have great affection for. My mom came to the United States as a 14 year old girl ahead of the Holocaust that claimed the lives of many of her family members including her mother (my grandmother) for whom I was named. She moved to Baltimore and lived their, on her own in a rooming house for a number of years before returning to New York City. Some of my mother’s family members who managed to come to the United States settled down in Baltimore and I accompanied my mom and dad to Baltimore. It was my favorite “road trip” and created memories I cherish to this very day.
It was heart-breaking to see the impact of abject poverty- but that level of poverty did not happen overnight. It happened over decades for many reasons. The point to consider is that the cycle of hopelessness and despair will not be solved by politicians making speeches and posing for a quick “photo-op” in the midst of urban squalor. It will only happen if they have the morality to put Americans first!
When politicians justify their duplicitous conduct by talking about the aliens who do the work “Americans won’t do” they should be reminded about the work they won’t do- fund effective immigration law enforcement to make certain that one of the primary underlying principles of our immigration laws is adhered to- prevent American workers from having to compete with desperate foreign workers who will willingly undercut American workers at all levels of our economy.
It is beyond outrageous that politicians have the chutzpah to speak out against lawlessness even as they conduct themselves as scoundrels and are openly contemptuous of laws that get in the way of their larcenous goals.
Their is a yiddish expression that “When a fish goes bad, it smells from the head!” There are far too many political leaders in this country who have succeeded in setting the lawless tone for our country and then have the unmitigated gaul to talk about the United States being a “nation of laws!”
When “Conservative” politicians speak about “American exceptionalism” and the need to import the “world’s best and brightest” workers- they need to be reminded that there is a term for the “World’s best and brightest”- AMERICANS!
The only thing “exceptional” about most foreign workers is that they will willingly work for exceptionally low wages under substandard conditions!
When the Democrats talk about “compassion” they need to be confronted and ask them where is their compassion for tens of millions struggling American families- especially in America’s Black and Latino communities.
When they talk about crime- they need to be confronted with the fact that heroin and cocaine are not produced inside the United States but are smuggled across our borders- and not just the U.S./Mexican border but across the northern and southern borders. Drugs are smuggled into the United States through every international airport and every seaport. Those drugs are involved in the great majority of crimes in the United States, especially violent crimes and supply transnational gangs and international terrorist organizations with their operating funds.
When I was assigned to the Unified Intelligence Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration in NYC (I was the first INS agent to draw that assignment) I decided to conduct a study about the defendants arrested by the DEA to determine who they were. I was amazed to find out that back in the late 1980s and during the 1990s the involvement by those arrested and identified as “foreign born” showed a clear nexus between immigration and narcotics trafficking. This should be no surprise- smugglers will smuggle any contraband- human or cargo, for the “right price.” My analysis of arrest statistics found that in NYC some 60% of those arrested for drug-related crimes by the DEA and the DEA Task Force were “foreign born” while nationally roughly 30% were identified as “foreign born.” There is absolutely no reason to believe that this has not changed- and indeed the involvement of foreign drug dealers operating in the United States has likely increased as the administration has scaled back immigration enforcement efforts.
Ms Clinton and others have talked about the need to stop putting law violators in prison- I have a better idea- create an environment that is far less conducive to crime and get the drugs off the street by making certain that they are not smuggled into the United States. America is currently in the midst of a terrible heroin epidemic of historic proportions and its impact is being felt in towns and cities in every state of our nation!
When kids become addicted to narcotics, almost invariably their dreams are dashed and their ability to succeed is all but taken from them.
When those political analysts pontificate about the way that politicians need to appeal to the “Latino voters” they need to be reminded that are bigots and racists! They are engaging in an insidious form of profiling and spouting the libelous claim that American Latinos favor lawlessness. In fact, anyone who talks about “Black voters,” “Jewish voters” or “Latino voters” is guilty of profiling and need to be called out.
The talk about Latino voters wanting a massive amnesty program also creates the illusion that only Latinos are illegal aliens. In point of fact, there are millions of illegal aliens living in the United States who are anything but Latino and come from countries across our vast planet!
Additionally, legalizing huge numbers of illegal aliens will undermine national security and public safety. What intelligent American of any race, religion or ethnicity would want that to happen? Why would lawful immigrants want aliens who evaded the inspections process intended to keep criminals and terrorists out of the United States to move into their communities?
Politicians who pander to deep-pocketed contributors and/or to special interest groups that promise to deliver blocks of votes need to come to the stark realization that they are undermining national security and the wellbeing of the very constituents and indeed, all American citizens. The political calculus that they are doing to appease those to whom they have come to depend must take much more into account- the future of our nation and our citizens.