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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Do American Jobs Need Protection From Illegals?

The below article deals with the issue of American citizens being out of work and the fact that illegals were taking the jobs. This same scenario has morphed back into existence today. America in the past two decades was been a magnet for people to enter both legally and illegally. However, today there is price to be paid for lax border security. Now we have 20 million illegal aliens living in our country. If we were to remove them from the U.S., it may require an operations similar to those under the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower. Our growing unemployment will explode even further with the return of our military from the numerous combat operations that the US has been involved with.

A twitter on the topic: @arra POTUSs Hoover & Eisenhower ordered the removal of #illegals from the US to make jobs available to US citizens. Should we do this today?

Historical Image - Deportation
The Federal Observer: Has anyone noticed that Hoover and Ike were both a conservative and a moderate, but both Republican as well?

Back during the early years of the Great Depression, then President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of all illegal aliens in order to make the jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work. Approximately one-million Mexicans were sent home during this endevor

Once again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 1.3 million Mexican nationals (called ‘Operation Wetback’) in order that returning American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs.

If America could deport the illegal invaders back then, they can sure do it today! If you have doubts about the veracity of this information, just type ‘Operation Wetback’ into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.

What follows below, is from just one such entry on the web.
Operation Wetback was a repatriation project of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to remove illegal Mexican immigrants ("wetbacks") from the Southwest. During the first decades of the twentieth century, the majority of migrant workers who crossed the border illegally did not have adequate protection against exploitation by American farmers. As a result of the Good Neighbor Policy, Mexico and the United States began negotiating an accord to protect the rights of Mexican agricultural workers. Continuing discussions and modifications of the agreement were so successful that the Congress chose to formalize the "temporary" program into the Bracero program, authorized by Public Law 78. In the early 1940s, while the program was being viewed as a success in both countries, Mexico excluded Texas from the labor-exchange program on the grounds of widespread violation of contracts, discrimination against migrant workers, and such violations of their civil rights as perfunctory arrests for petty causes. Oblivious to the Mexican charges, some grower organizations in Texas continued to hire illegal Mexican workers and violate such mandates of PL 78 as the requirement to provide workers transportation costs from and to Mexico, fair and lawful wages, housing, and health services. World War II and the postwar period exacerbated the Mexican exodus to the United States, as the demand for cheap agricultural laborers increased. Graft and corruption on both sides of the border enriched many Mexican officials as well as unethical "coyote" freelancers in the United States who promised contracts in Texas for the unsuspecting Bracero. Studies conducted over a period of several years indicate that the Bracero program increased the number of illegal aliens in Texas and the rest of the country. Because of the low wages paid to legal, contracted braceros, many of them skipped out on their contracts either to return home or to work elsewhere for better wages as wetbacks.

Increasing grievances from various Mexican officials in the United States and Mexico prompted the Mexican government to rescind the bracero agreement and cease the export of Mexican workers. The United States Immigration Service, under pressure from various agricultural groups, retaliated against Mexico in 1951 by allowing thousands of illegals to cross the border, arresting them, and turning them over to the Texas Employment Commission, which delivered them to work for various grower groups in Texas and elsewhere. Over the long term, this action by the federal government, in violation of immigration laws and the agreement with Mexico, caused new problems for Texas. Between 1944 and 1954, "the decade of the wetback," the number of illegal aliens coming from Mexico increased by 6,000 percent. It is estimated that in 1954 before Operation Wetback got under way, more than a million workers had crossed the Rio Grande illegally. Cheap labor displaced native agricultural workers, and increased violation of labor laws and discrimination encouraged criminality, disease, and illiteracy. According to a study conducted in 1950 by the President's Commission on Migratory Labor in Texas, the Rio Grande valley cotton growers were paying approximately half of the wages paid elsewhere in Texas. In 1953 a McAllen newspaper clamored for justice in view of continuing criminal activities by wetbacks.

The resulting Operation Wetback, a national reaction against illegal immigration, began in Texas in mid-July 1954. Headed by the commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Service, Gen. Joseph May Swing, the United States Border Patrol aided by municipal, county, state, and federal authorities, as well as the military, began a quasi-military operation of search and seizure of all illegal immigrants. Fanning out from the lower Rio Grande valley, Operation Wetback moved northward. Illegal aliens were repatriated initially through Presidio because the Mexican city across the border, Ojinaga, had rail connections to the interior of Mexico by which workers could be quickly moved on to Durango. A major concern of the operation was to discourage reentry by moving the workers far into the interior. Others were to be sent through El Paso. On July 15, the first day of the operation, 4,800 aliens were apprehended. Thereafter the daily totals dwindled to an average of about 1,100 a day. The forces used by the government were actually relatively small, perhaps no more than 700 men, but were exaggerated by border patrol officials who hoped to scare illegal workers into flight back to Mexico. Valley newspapers also exaggerated the size of the government forces for their own purposes: generally unfavorable editorials attacked the Border Patrol as an invading army seeking to deprive Valley farmers of their inexpensive labor force. While the numbers of deportees remained relatively high, the illegals were transported across the border on trucks and buses. As the pace of the operation slowed, deportation by sea began on the Emancipation , which ferried wetbacks from Port Isabel, Texas, to Veracruz, and on other ships. Ships were a preferred mode of transport because they carried the illegal workers farther away from the border than did buses, trucks, or trains. The boat-lift continued until the drowning of seven deportees who jumped ship from the Mercurio provoked a mutiny and led to a public outcry against the practice in Mexico. Other aliens, particularly those apprehended in the Midwest states, were flown to Brownsville and sent into Mexico from there. The operation trailed off in the fall of 1954 as INS funding began to run out.

It is difficult to estimate the number of illegal aliens forced to leave by the operation. The INS claimed as many as 1,300,000, though the number officially apprehended did not come anywhere near this total. The INS estimate rested on the claim that most aliens, fearing apprehension by the government, had voluntarily repatriated themselves before and during the operation. The San Antonio district, which included all of Texas outside of El Paso and the Trans-Pecos, had officially apprehended slightly more than 80,000 aliens, and local INS officials claimed that an additional 500,000 to 700,000 had fled to Mexico before the campaign began. Many commentators have considered these figure to be exaggerated. Various groups opposed any form of temporary labor in the United States. The American G.I. Forum, for instance, by and large had little or no sympathy for the man who crossed the border illegally. Apparently the Texas State Federation of Labor supported the G.I. Forum's position. Eventually the two organizations coproduced a study entitled What Price Wetbacks?, which concluded that illegal aliens in United States agriculture damaged the health of the American people, that illegals displaced American workers, that they harmed the retailers of McAllen, and that the open-border policy of the American government posed a threat to the security of the United States. Critics of Operation Wetback considered it xenophobic and heartless.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carl Allsup, The American G.I. Forum: Origins and Evolution (University of Texas Center for Mexican American Studies Monograph 6, Austin, 1982). Arnoldo De León, Mexican Americans in Texas: A Brief History (Arlington Heights, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1993). Juan Ramon Garcia, Operation Wetback: The Mass Deportation of Mexican Undocumented Workers in 1954 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1980). Eleanor M. Hadley, A Critical Analysis of the Wetback Problem, Law and Contemporary Problems 21 (Spring 1956). Saturday Evening Post, July 27, 1946. Julian Samora, Los Mojados: The Wetback Story (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1971). [Source]

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Panel Discussion: Crime Challenges from Illegal Immigration

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the House Immigration Reform Caucus held a panel discussion featuring sheriffs from different parts of the country, each of whom is dealing with crime problems that result from our failure to control the border and from lax enforcement of immigration laws. Videos of Panel discussions were provided by CIS.

(Q & A Part I) Panel: Crime Challenges from Illegal Immigration CISORG


(Q & A Part II) Panel: Crime Challenges from Illegal Immigration


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Threat of Illegal Immigrants

From the 2008 Internet archives. Things have not changed! And, the Federal government has not resolved the border crisis.
Angel Maturino Resendiz the Railroad Killer

Angel Maturino Resendiz
By Deeha: Christopher Maier was a 21 year old student at the University of Kentucky. He and his girlfriend, Holly were walking along railroad tracks near the university in Lexington, Kentucky. On that August night in 1997 they became the first victims of the Railroad Killer,. . . Christopher was beaten to death and his girlfriend Holly was raped and beaten, but miraculously survived the tragic event.

Angel Maturino Resendiz or The Railroad Killer wreaked havoc among rural strips of railways, stalking and slaying 15 unsuspecting victims in a two year span. . . . Angel Maturino Resendez, an illegal Mexican immigrant, wandered along railroad tracks, breaking into homes nearby. December 17, 1998 Resendiz stabbed, raped and beat Dr. Claudia Benton repeatedly with a bronze statue after breaking into her home outside of Houston, . . . Resendiz evaded the full scale manhunt with ease, complicating the search with his constant undocumented travels across the border to and from Mexico and even Canada. In May 1999 Resendiz, still on the run, struck again, murdering Norman and Karen Sirnic in the United Church of Christ in Weimar, Texas where Norman Sirnic was a pastor. With fingerprints and DNA found in Benton's Jeep Cherokee, . . . police used the evidence to tie him to the Sirnic's mysterious murder. . . .

Though more than a decade ago, this real life horror story where 15 innocent lives were stolen by one psychotic killer, shows the threat that illegal immigrants have. A large percentage of criminals at large are illegal aliens, evading the authorities much like Angel Maturino Resendiz, using several aliases, and moving in and out of the country without documentation.

Resendiz's killings show how illegal immigrants can evade the police and authorities with ease. The Government Accountability Office reported in 2005 that in studying a population of almost 56,000 illegal aliens they found that among the group there were more than 450,000 arrests, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal immigrant. Of the group 15,000 of them or 26% of the study group had been arrested 10 or more times. Forty-five percent of that group were arrested for drug or immigration violations. Fifteen percent arrested for property-related crimes, such as theft or larceny. Twelve percent of them were arrested for violent crimes, assault, murder, or rape (that's 6720 violent criminals for every 56,000 illegal aliens)

Most illegal aliens convicted of a crime spend a short time in jail and are then deported to their native country. Resendiz had been charged several times for crimes as minor as false identification and as major as burglary and was repeatedly deported as consequence, but continued to sneak back into the U.S. to kill and steal. In the past decade, the illegal alien population in the United States has tripled and the Government Accountability Office reported in 2005 that an estimated 700,000 people illegally enter the country every year. With the millions of immigrants it is obvious that some come with good intention running towards the American dream, but others come with intention to sell drugs, rob hardworking Americans, and in Reseniz's case to kill. Americans have the right to be protected by the government from becoming the victim of foreign criminals, who illegally enter our country. The government should keep the horrendous murders in mind when making laws about illegal immigration and thinking how to protect our international borders. . . . It would be a shame if something as horrible as this would happen today due to inaction by the government to regulate and secure our borders from the threat of illegal immigrants.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

US Court: Alabama can detain illegal immigrants

GOPUSA is reporting:
A federal appeals court has issued a temporary ruling that allows police to detain immigrants that are suspected of being in the country illegally. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its order Friday after the Justice Department challenged what is considered as the toughest immigration law in the nation. . . . A final decision on the law won't be made for months . . . . State officials say the law is needed to protect the jobs of legal residents, but opponents warn it could lead to discrimination. [Full Story]
Question: How does a lawful US. Citizen discriminate against an ILLEGAL non-citizen who is breaking state and Federal laws?

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Armed Mexican Army Operating in America

Elements of the Mexican army have been crossing the border and aiding the drug cartels by shooting border patrol agents and sheriffs.


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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Obama ignores NSC report on weak border security

Cross-posted from Patriot's Corner: - Patriot USA: This should NOT come as a surprise to anyone. As far as Obama, the first Muslim illegal alien POTUS is concerned, our borders should be wide open(they really already are!) with little in the way of inspection stations or actual 'border' crossings. The only thing that this traitor and hater of the United States cares about is allowing the flood of illegal aliens to continue unabated, to increase the numbers of those who will vote for his re-election in 2012. How many states now have failing or failed social services from the weight and burden of so many illegal aliens sucking off the tit of the taxpayer?

Alabama and Arizona should be praised and the solutions put in place by these two states should be the model for every state and the federal government. Theses two states are basically enforcing federal laws that have been on the books since the 1940's to combat illegal immigration. The Feds just choose to ignore the problem and that leaves up to the states to fight illegal immigration on their own.

So what does the Obama/Holder team do instead? They sue these noble states over what the federal government refuses to combat.

It is crystal clear that the first Muslim POTUS plans do nothing about illegal immigration except allow it to continue to help his rapidly failing chance for a second term.

Obama ignores NSC report on weak border security

By Jim Kouri: Last July, President Barack Obama's own National Security Council conducted a study -- and formulated a plan -- regarding drug trafficking and drug trafficking networks. Unfortunately, the NSC report turned out to be nothing more than political window dressing, according to several law enforcement officials.

According to the White House's National Security Council, in recent years, new developments in technology and communications equipment have enabled transnational organized crime networks involved in drug trafficking and other illicit activities to plan, coordinate, and perpetrate their schemes with increased sophistication, mobility and anonymity.

As a result, many drug trafficking organizations -- including the Mexican, Colombian and Southeast Asian drug cartels and gangs -- have developed into versatile, loose networks that cooperate intermittently but maintain their independence. They operate worldwide and employ sophisticated technology and financial savvy.

These criminal networks bribe government officials and take advantage of weak border security and ill-equipped law enforcement to facilitate their operations, according to Obama's NSC staff.

Along emerging trafficking routes, such as the transit route through West Africa to Europe, criminal networks are spreading corruption and undermining fledgling democratic institutions. Due to the enormous profits associated with drug trafficking, the illegal trade is also a way to finance other transnational criminal and terrorist activities.

To diminish these threats, the Obama Administration should increase efforts to identify and disrupt the leadership, production, intelligence gathering, transportation, and financial infrastructure of major TOC networks. By targeting the human, technology, travel, and communications aspects of these networks, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies will be able to monitor and gather intelligence to identify the full scope of the TOC networks, their members, financial assets, and criminal activities.

U.S. government efforts to enhance collaboration among domestic law enforcement agencies and their foreign counterparts in order to strengthen U.S. ability to coordinate investigations and share intelligence to combat drug trafficking and TOC. Continued use of economic sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) to pursue transnational drug organizations will enhance American law enforcement's ability to disrupt and dismantle TOC networks.

The Kingpin Act also may be used to prosecute persons involved in illegal activities linked to drug trafficking, such as weapons trafficking, bulk cash smuggling, or other gang activity. Enhanced intelligence sharing and coordination among law enforcement and intelligence agencies, the military, and the U.S. diplomatic community will enable the interagency community to develop aggressive, multi-jurisdictional approaches to dismantle TOC networks involved in drug trafficking.

The United States must aggressively target the nexus among TOC networks involved in drug trafficking, terrorist groups, piracy on the high seas, and arms traffickers. In FY 2002, the DEA formally established the Counter-Narco-Terrorism Operations Center (CNTOC) within Special Operations Division, which coordinates all DEA investigations and intelligence linked to narco-terrorism and is central to U.S. efforts to disrupt these crime-terror relationships.

The United States must utilize its bilateral maritime counterdrug agreements and operational procedures to increase cooperation in counter-narcotics operations. The U.S. must attack these organizations as close to the source as possible by forward deploying our law enforcement and intelligence assets. All-source intelligence must be used by U.S. Coast Guard assets in the transit zone to extend U.S. borders by interdicting and apprehending traffickers.

In its report, Obama's NSC states that the United States will continue its longstanding cooperation with the international community in joint efforts to disrupt the world drug trade through support for drug crop reduction, promotion of alternative livelihoods, and partner nation capacity building.
U.S. counternarcotics efforts will apply all available tools to ensure that improvements are permanent and sustainable by international allies. These efforts will include complementary and comprehensive assistance programs across the prevention, intervention, and enforcement spectrum.

Obama's NSC staff concludes their report by stating that "disrupting and dismantling the world’s major TOC networks involved in drug trafficking, we will be able to reduce the availability of illicit drugs, inhibit terrorist funding, improve national and international security, and bring TOC networks to justice."

Since law enforcement and intelligence personnel for years have acknowledged that the most prevalent trafficking route is the U.S. southwest border, it's hardly a mystery as to what needs to be done to significantly curtail drugs coming into the U.S. from Mexico.

However, in the name of a politically-correct orthodoxy the border remains porous and the drugs flood U.S. communities

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Jim Kouri, CPP, the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Stupid Is As Stupid Does . . .

Received via Email. Although it has made the rounds, it is still relevant.
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LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS CORRECT?

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.

IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.

IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.

IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU
WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY
YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.


IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET !
A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE,

FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,

FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE, A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE

THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.


DO YOU NOW HAVE A  FIRM GRASP ON THE "SITUATION"!
IT'S WAY PAST TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!

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