As a proud American Citizen, who has honorably and unselfishly served his country as a Marine Mustang Captain, like many before me, I have to admit that in the past three years and a half years I have become extremely concerned about where our country is headed under this administration because of what I see as covert actions that have been taken by this President and his Administration, members of Congress (both Democrat and Republican) and our court system, with the help of the Main Stream Media, that I believe are systematically eroding our Constitutional Rights, which I also believe will forever change the landscape of the USA as we know it and ultimately destroy it.
I also believe that, as an American Citizen, who also happens to be Hispanic, I have a God given right and/or duty to stand up for and defend those rights given me under our Constitution and have chosen to do this under my “Freedom of Speech Rights” by laying out my numerous concerns as professionally as I can on this blog web site, which I will continue to share with you in the hopes of getting the word out on issues that I feel the Main Stream Media, for an unknown reason, continues to deliberately and blatantly keep us in the dark about.
Today I would like to take the liberty of sharing another concern with you that I know is an extremely sensitive one because it deals with and affects human beings that I believe have been forever oppressed by their country. And, although I know in my heart and soul that we must show some compassion for these individuals, and I do, like I do for many others around the world that live in oppressive regimes, I also find myself to be extremely concerned and disgusted with how our government leaders have unjustly and unfairly dealt with the issue of “illegal immigration” in our country because I believe that not every “illegal immigrant,” regardless of what oppressed country they come from, has been treated equally, and, most importantly, their inaction to deal with this sensitive issue has not only hurt human lives in the past and continues to this date, but it has created what I consider to be a grave homeland and national security issue for our country.
My main concern on this issue is one of “homeland and national security,” which has been exacerbated by our country’s 9/11 terrorist attack and truly believe that our government leaders have not done enough to secure our boarders, although our country’s tax payers continue to flip the bill for failed security measures, as evidenced by the recent Christmas day attempted terrorist airplane attack in Detroit.
With that being said, the following articles and/or blog posts support my concerns on this issue-You Decide:
Opinion: Illegal Immigration: It’s Illegal–Posted On The Tech-By Ryan Normandin-On January 13, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:
“Blue hats are blue. Big trees are big. Do you agree with these statements? How about this one: Illegal immigration is illegal. For some reason, this point has been a contentious issue in the United States over the past few years.
Some argue that allowing illegal immigrants into our country helps our economy. Others contend that illegal immigration takes place because legal immigration is simply too inconvenient. Many point out that all people deserve to have a great life in America; everyone should enjoy our liberties and freedoms, especially when illegals often flee to America from oppressive regimes. Illegals are humans, and we need to be compassionate toward their needs. But the fact remains: Illegal immigration is illegal. And by “illegal,” I mean “against the law.”
Of course, all laws are not right or just. If a law is wrong, it should not be followed and people should fight to repeal it. But our immigration laws exist for very good reasons. They prevent criminals, carriers of infectious disease, and other dangerous individuals from crossing our borders.
The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force concedes that “immigration has … played a major role in the rise and proliferation of Hispanic gangs in the region.” Many of their members are likely illegal immigrants, and while I don’t pretend that every one of these individuals would have been rooted out had they gone through the legal immigration processes, there is no denying that many would have been.
Moving beyond the crime statistics, allow me to address those who argue that illegal immigrants help our economy by taking jobs that no other Americans would want. In a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center, there were approximately 8.3 million illegals in the U.S. labor force in 2008. Also in 2008, the number of unemployed Americans jumped past 10 million. There is no doubt that many of those 10 million would be only too willing to take jobs they would have avoided under normal economic circumstances.
Note: The following is the Pew study mentioned above:
A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States–Posted On PewHispanic.Org-By Jeffrey S. Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Hispanic Center, and D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer, Pew Research Center-On April 14, 2009:
Unfortunately, many of those jobs were taken by people who should not even be in the country. In fact, a 1997 study by the American Academy of Sciences found that between 1980 and 1994, the cheap labor of illegal immigrants caused up to a 44 percent decrease in wages among the poorest legal citizens. Since then, the economy has only gotten worse and the unemployment rate has soared. How many of those ten million unemployed would be working if illegal immigrants had not taken the jobs? How many of millions or billions of dollars would American citizens be saved in unemployment benefits?
It makes no sense for taxpayers to pay for unemployment benefits because immigrants who are here illegally are taking jobs, leaving legal citizens unemployed. Not every job filled by an illegal immigrant would be taken if that person was not here, but a very large, very significant portion would be. And if even one more legal citizen is able to provide for his or her family because one less illegal immigrant came here, then it is absolutely worth it.
Some people argue that our immigration system is simply too cumbersome to expect people to follow it. But then murderers, robbers, and other criminals might have a similar attitude towards the law, and that’s no excuse.
The vast majority of Americans came to the country through immigration long ago, and many did so risking their lives traveling across the Atlantic Ocean in boats that were crawling with disease. They did so through the long waits and difficult experience of Ellis Island.
They earned their places in American society. Any illegal immigrant who does otherwise is spitting on the graves of those who came here legally and those who perished in the effort. If people come to America to achieve the “American Dream,” the first step is to obey the law. I apologize if the immigration system is “cumbersome,” but Americans have every right to ensure that anyone entering this country is not a terrorist, criminal, or otherwise a threat to American society.
Many people say that we need to be compassionate towards illegal immigrants. I agree. We should be compassionate in our dealings with all types of criminals, but being compassionate and ignoring the law are two different things. Where is our compassion for all those legal citizens who are out of work because of illegal immigrants?
How about all the families that have been torn apart by a death at the hand of an illegal immigrant? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2004, there were 6,181,000 traffic accidents that killed 42,636 and injured 2,788,000. If illegal immigrants are responsible for only 5 percent (and by some estimates even more), that is 309,050 accidents, 2,132 deaths, and 139,400 injuries.
In addition, illegal immigrants would be responsible for $11.5 billion of taxpayer money in associated costs.Advocates ask for compassion. How about compassion for the thousands that have lost their lives as a result of illegal immigrants? The fact that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to allow illegals to get drivers licenses and attend college at an in-state tuition rate makes me sick. They should be deported, not rewarded, for their criminal acts.
One final argument is that the fee associated with immigration is too high and the test they have to take expects too much. But if coming to America is really worth it, then that money can be saved and the information necessary studied and learned. Therefore, there is no logical basis for arguing that illegal immigrants in this country should be treated as anything other than criminals. They are a risk to our national security, a risk to the welfare of our people, and an expensive cost to the taxpayers. I have a strong admiration for all those immigrants who had the strength of will to come to America seeking greater liberties and prosperity, and who did it legally to allow their new home to remain safe. Those who come to our country but are not willing to follow our laws are not worthy of admiration, only a ticket back to where they came from.”
Napolitano Concedes Airline Security System Failed–Posted On NewsMax.Com-On December 28, 2009:
Note: This is an indisputable example of our government not treating all illegal immigrants equally and/or fairly-You decide:
Obama’s illegal alien uncle demands constitutional rights in DUI case!-Posted on Western Journalism-On November 17, 2011:
‘Uncle Omar’ shows Obama double standard!-Posted on The Hill-By Justin Sink-On September 9, 2011:
‘Uncle Omar’ called the face of Obama’s immigration goal!–Posted on on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On September 5, 2011:
Obama’s Aunt Says US Obligated to Make Her Citizen!–Posted on NewsMax.com-On September 21, 2010:
Video: Obama’s Aunt Whines, on Welfare!-Posted on YouTube.com-By MidNightRiderMMI-On September 21, 2010:
US court grants asylum to Obama’s illegal alien aunt!–Posted on Americans for Legal Immigration-By MEGHAN BARR, The Associated Press-On May 17, 2010:
Question: Could it be true that the Main Stream Media is intentionally blacking out American Border Patrol’s patriotic efforts and, if so, why?
The following article and/or blog post reveals the disgusting answer to this question-You Decide:
The Border Fence and the Mexican Drug War: “Censorship has Consequences”–Posted On The Right Side News-By American Border Patrol-On January 28, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:
“On January 9, 2009, American Border Patrol issued a press release entitled “Does the Border Fence Work?“ In it, ABP announced a press conference to be held at the National Press Club on January 15 to, among other things, “show a strong correlation between the construction of the border fence and drug-related deaths in Mexico between 2005 and 2009.”
At that press conference ABP used data from its aerial surveys of the border demonstrate this correlation.
ABP argued that if a small amount of fencing had such an impact, surely completing the border fence would go a long way toward ending the stranglehold the drug cartels have on Mexico.
We called it – “The light at the end of the tunnel.” Despite the significance of our claim, no one from the media attended the press conference. We began to understand that this was part of an overall blackout of our work.
Now, more than a year later, the Mexican government has confirmed that border enforcement is behind the increase in violence in Mexico, not the so-called crackdown by Mexican President Calderon. (See Mexicans Say U.S. Drug Crackdown Feeds Violence)
It is sad to think that political bias has kept the truth about the fence from the public. It is sad because completing that fence could well have saved thousands of lives because the cartels would have had nothing to fight over. Once again we have learned that censorship has its consequences.”
Note: What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos that relate to and/or support my introduction statement, along with the above articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:
Napolitano Defends Obama’s Immigration Policy!-Posted on Western Journalism-By BREAKING NEWS-On July 19, 2012:
Obama administration to offer Immunity to younger immigrants!–Posted on FoxNews.com-By Associated Press-On June 15, 2012:
Video: Breaking: Obama Just Legalized 800,000 Illegals Today!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On June 15, 2012:
Video: Sheriff Joe: Arrest Obama’s Illegals!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On June 15, 2012:
Obama’s New Illegal Alien Czar!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Frank Crimi-On February 17, 2012:
Video: The Marco Rubio Speech on Immigration That Everyone’s Talking About!-Posted on The Blaze-By Christopher Santarelli-On January 28, 2012:
DREAM Act Implemented Through Executive ICE Memo!–Posted on Human Events-By Katie Pavlich-On June 26, 2011:
The Reckless Folly of the “Undocumented Immigrant”!–Posted on Human Events-By Michelle Malkin-On June 24, 2011:
AG: Court Challenge Possible On Immigration Law!–Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 27, 2010:
McCain: Arizona Had to Crack Down On Immigration–Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 27, 2010:
Congressman: US should fight Ariz. immigrant law!–Posted on Yahoo News-By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writer-On April 26, 2010:
The Starting Point: Illegal immigration, bullfighting & civil unions!-Posted on Yahoo News-On April 26, 2010:
Illegal immigrant law opponents to rally in Ariz.–Posted on Yahoo News-By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writer-On April 25, 2010:
Advocates vow challenges to Ariz. immigration law!-Posted on Yahoo News-By PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writers-On April 24, 2010:
Obama threatens Arizona with Justice Department investigation!–Posted on CanadaFreePress.com-By Jim Kouri-On April 23, 2010:
Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Bill–Posted on FoxNews.com-On April 23, 2010:
Obama Blasts Pending Arizona Immigration Law: “Irresponsibility”–Posted on FoxNews.com-On April 23, 2010:
La Raza President: Immigration Bill ‘Would Make Living in Arizona a Police State’ for Hispanics–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor-On April 23, 2010:
Justice Department Reports 60 Percent Increase in Number of Drug-Smuggling Tunnels at U.S.-Mexican Border–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Edwin Mora-On April 21, 2010:
Arizona Illegal-Immigrant Law Draws Strong Opposition–Posted on Time.com-By KEVIN O’LEARY–On April 16, 2010:
New Bill Would Battle The Lawlessness On Public Lands That Preceded Murder Of Rancher Robert Krentz–Posted on NumbersUSA.com-By Roy Beck-On April 14, 2010:
Lamm: Get tough on immigration: “Wants proof of citizenship to board planes, get job, open bank account”–Posted On Denver Daily News-By Gene Davis, DDN Staff Writer-On January 20, 2010:
Illegal teen’s arrest stirs sanctuary law fight-Posted On The San Francisco Chronicle-By Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross-n January 18, 2010:
Social Security rarely uses E-Verify–Posted On The Washington Times-By Stephen Dinan-On January 18, 2010:
AG Holder Looks to Nail ‘America’s Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio–Posted On The Family Security Matters-By Jim Kouri, CPP-On January 14, 2010:
U.S. businesses profiting from a slave labor force with illegal aliens–Posted On The Examiner.Com-By Dave Gibson, Immigration Reform Examiner-On January 13, 2010:
Note: The above articles and/or blog posts and videos not only support my introduction statement, but relate to and/or support my following blog posts-You Decide:
Backsliding On National Security: The Immigration Connection!
How the “Illegal Immigration” issue affects our everyday lives!
Obama’s Arizona Immigration Law Hypocritical Lie!
Obama is fomenting a race war?
American Flag Clothing Sparks New Protest!
Did ATF provide weapons to Mexican drug cartels that were subsequently used to kill one of our own?
Threat of the Mexican drug cartel, illegal border-crossers and“sanctuary cities”!
ICE Agents Vote ‘No Confidence’ in Leaders!
ICE chief says feds might not ‘process’ illegals arrested in Arizona!
Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico!
The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!
Could Steps That Team Obama Has Taken Be Emboldening Terrorists?
U.S. Southwest Border Smuggling and Violence!
What was the true intent of Operation Closed Campus?
President and DOJ have contributed to the racial mess in our country!
Liberal web site publishing harsh racial rhetoric!
Is President Obama inciting riots across the US?
Obama the Polarizer!
Are we witnessing an absence of inspirational leadership or lack of leadership skills?
The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!
New World Order By Executive Order!
Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?
Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!
Obamanites Get Violent in Support of the Agenda!
Were We Forewarned About What to Expect If President Obama Got Elected?
The Russian View of What Has Been Happening In America!
Where Is America Today?
Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!
Note: These videos are relate to this issue -You Decide:
Ray Stevens’ Music Video Nails the US Illegal Immigration Problem!
A Nation Adrift Theme and Disclaimer:
“Food For Thought”
“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”