Here is my most recent commentary for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) website.
As you likely know, I have been intimately involved in the immigration issue for more than four decades. I entered on duty with the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) in October 1971 as an Immigration Inspector. Four years later I made a career change and although I continued with the INS, I became a Criminal Investigator/Special Agent where I served out the balance of my 30 year career. I rotated through every squad within the investigations branch and spent nearly half of my career working in close cooperation with local and state police as well as with nearly every federal law enforcement agency and even with the governments of Israel, Canada, Great Britain and Japan.
I truly had a front row seat to the burgeoning immigration crisis that now profoundly impacts just about every challenge and threat our nation faces.
You can imagine my consternation and frustration when those who are adamantly oppose the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws are referred to as being “Pro-Immigrant” while those of us who understand the importance of enforcing these laws are referred to as “Anti-Immigrant” or worse!
The immigration laws are not about bigotry or racism but about preventing the entry of aliens into our country whose presence is harmful or dangerous to the wellbeing of our citizens and our nation.
There is nothing charitable or “Pro-Immigrant” about encouraging desperate foreign nationals (aliens) to risk their lives so that, if they are successful in evading the inspections process and don’t die in the process, they will be “rewarded” by being put to work on jobs where working conditions are so substandard as to often be patently illegal and for wages that are no less substandard!
The only reason that an employer would routinely knowingly hire illegal aliens is to be able to exploit them. These greedy employers fire their United States citizen and lawful immigrant employees and replace them with illegal aliens. Yet anyone who would dare call for an end to these unlawful and illegal employment practices will likely be branded “Anti-Immigrant,” “Bigot” or “Racist!”
While there is much written about the plight of the illegal alien, reports about the plight of Americans who are losing their jobs, their homes and their share of the “American Dream” are few and far between!
There are few articles written about how foreign countries such as Mexico not only see in their citizens a valuable commodity to be exported so that they can send back tens of billions of dollars in remittances- money they are paid for toiling away in horrific work environments, but also that when these workers leave their families behind to run our borders, the Mexican oligarchy gains something even more important- the greatly reduced likelihood of insurrection! Most of these illegal who come to the United States are young, able-bodied men who, if they could not make their way across the border might well rise up and demand opportunities in their own country! Simply stated, the United States serves as and economic and a societal “safety valve” for a country that has all of the ingredients for a much higher standard of living for most of its citizens, except that most of the wealth is owned and controlled by a tiny percent of the Mexican population and the wealthy are not about to allow this to change!
Today, in fact, rather than having the United States serve as the role model for Mexico, as impossible as this might have been a couple of decades ago, Mexico is now the role model for the United States!
This evening, Sunday, December 18th, the CBS News program, “60 Minutes” ran an extremely disturbing report that was entitled:
“There Goes the Neighborhood”
Here is a link to this report that I urge you to watch:
The news report will explain the reason that the houses in the photo were bulldozed- you have to see this to believe it!
More and more American families are losing their share of the “American Dream” and all too often, the culprit, or at least a major contributing factor is greed- the sort of greed that would cause employers to fire American workers and the sort of greed that caused bankers to make the sort of decisions that exacerbated the situation.
As I have noted on many previous occasions, you would be hard pressed to find a candidate for a political position who would not promise to help create jobs, but when politicians on all levels of our government refuse to enforce the immigration laws, ever more foreign workers replace American workers at all levels of the economic scale.
Poverty begets poverty and it is time that this madness be brought to a screeching half!
Let’s start out by getting a couple of terms straight- anyone who opposes the effective enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws and the securing of our borders, especially in this particularly perilous era is not “Pro-Immigrant” but “Pro-Exploitation!”
They are also richly deserving of the title, “Anti-American Worker!”