Skip to comments.A Flood of Mexicans
Posted on 04/17/2006 11:56:08 AM PDT by blueminnesota
Half a million infiltrators a year - this is the prevailing estimate. Half a million make their way almost openly across the porous border between Mexico and the United States and cross the desert to Los Angeles. Twelve million Mexican immigrants are living in America illegally. The irony is that the Promised Land to which they are coming will perhaps no longer be one if they continue to come. Their immigration brings with it an individual promise, but also the seeds of a collective calamity. The absorbing country - the slow, convoluted, bureaucratic giant - is not capable of dealing with the stunning flood.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
"Half a million infiltrators a year.."
Interesting that they use "infiltrators" and our press uses "undocumented workers".
Israel isn't as PC as msm.
With the figures the msm puts out, it's 1 illegal to every 30 Americans (adult and child). You're right, the number could very well be much worse.
It likely is worse. I have seen the invasion of the illegals take over where I live and it is so annoying that our media promotes it along with our government. We want California back for legal Americans. Illegal seems to mean nothing in this instance and it is killing our economy and our freedoms.
Which is why we have immigration laws in the first place.
Perhaps they [Americans] should simply accept the reality: The Mexicans will come, America will change. This is the way of the world.
Thanks, but no thanks.
There is an aspect of this that is horribly underrepoprted. Many of the illegal aliens are dangerous criminals and even leaders of major gangs. Those illegals come to commit crimes that Americans won't commit.
Not just perhaps.
Reading some of their paranoia reminds me of the ramblings of Islamic groups. They have some of the same goals.
95% of the people coming here never heard of MECHA,
and don't have a chip on their shoulders about Aztlan.
All they want is a decent wage and a good life for their families.
The MECHA crowd are trying like crazy to capitalize on this,
but unless we push them into it, the rest of the immigrants (legal or otherwise) aren't going to buy into it.
One problem I see is that the infrastructure of a community cannot take unfettered immigration. we need only to look at Lewiston, Maine as an example.
The Mexicans are unlike previous immigrants. This Huntington article definitely needs to be read by everyone at least once! It should be linked on pertinent immigration threads. Here's an interesting link about Samuel Huntington:
"Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party, and has written foreign policy speeches for Adlai Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey, and Jimmy Carter."
Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, the president's chief Senate supporter in changing the Civil Service protections in the bill, acknowledged that Democrats had written 95 percent of the bill and acknowledged the paradoxical role of small-government Republicans like him in advocating for such a large department.
And which party is now making it useless.
In private as well as public, Reid and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who heads the party's campaign effort, said they did not want to expose rank-and-file Democrats to votes that would force them to choose between border security and immigrant rights, only to wind up with legislation that would be eviscerated in future negotiations with the House, which has passed a bill limited to boosting border security.
More like an invading tsunami............OB1
As this country does change, a forced change the citizens did not want, I hope the "people" who get hit hardest, and I hope it is ruthless and without any mercy, are the businessmen, farmers and managers who were the main force pushing this nonsense. I hope that if Democrats get in charge, that this group of "people" are hit harder than ever before by punitive, painful taxes. It would be justice well served. I am done with the "free" market wing of the GOP, their dominance of the GOP long term cost is far too high.
But most of them vote for liberals anyways. We need to stop this invasion NOW, at all and ANY cost. If they want a better life, then they should stay in Mexico and try to imporve it, rather than break the law and be hired by scum of the earth businessmen.
I know how you feel. It's fodder for pleasant daydreams. (I'm vindictive.)
Not even Adam Smith himself would be an advocate of such insanity. The dirty truth is that most of the open border advocates are in fact, statists, as long as the states policies make them money.
And march in protest that Americans won't do, vote in elections that Americans won't do, ...
They have changed this land already, look at schools and what American children can and can't do because of the illegals and that's just one change that has been brought to our attention, one day and very very soon these horrific changes to our economy, our freedoms will be felt by every single American!!And it won't be pretty.
The more pressure we keep on Mexico, immigration-wise, the more reformers
inside of Mexico can be emboldened and empowered to scale back monopolists'
abuses down there which keep our own country flooded with economic refugees.
Here's an interesting new thread on new legal reform progress that finally
emerged in Mexico I think as a result of immigration reform's failure:
We can make a difference for our sake, and their's as well. Isn't it the
neighborly thing to do?
True, most hispanics here are not the MeCHA types. I was just surprised when browsing the radical hispanic websites that they blame the evil Jooooos.
They are not illegals, they're just "nationally challenged".
I prefer the word: "Invaders"...
However, "infiltrators" does have a certain flair.
ANYTHING is better than "guest workers," isn't it?
Assuming that he is sane, Rosner would not support 10,000 Arabs entering Israel illegally every year. What is extreme about protecting our borders?
One of A. Lincoln's secretaries objected to him using the word "sugar-coat" in describing how some political opponents were `spinning' the facts. He replied that Americans would always know what "sugar-coat" meant and left it in the speech.
guest voters is more like it
A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the
Richter scale has hit Mexico.
Two million Mexicans have died and over a million
The country is totally ruined and the government
doesn't know where to start with providing help to rebuild. The
rest of the world is in shock.
Canada is sending troops to help the Mexican
army. Saudi Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin American
countries are sending supplies. The European community (except France) is
sending food and money.
The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million
God Bless America
I remember the multiple posts on FR at the time. I believe I am right in the actual logistics of how this came about. I stand corrected of course, as it was about 4 years ago.
The Somali people were originally settled in the State of Georgia. The authorities had drastically cut back for all welfare recipients. This was across the board.
Someone did their homework. The State of Maine- not having a massive welfare population, therefore had among the most benefits in the USA.
Oh, so I see... yep, go to a blue state and sucker off them.
From what I have been reading recently, Minneapolis also has an immigration problem with Somalis now as well (and gee, get this, Minnesota is another blue state).
Just goes to show, many immigrants are hard working, yes. Many are not, though.