Skip to comments.Commentary: Illegal immigration is a self-inflicted wound (Major Barf Alert)
Posted on 07/31/2007 8:30:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle
Fresno, CALIFORNIA (CNN) -- We already knew we had broken borders. And when Congress chickened out on immigration reform and showed that it's not equipped to tackle anything more challenging than pork or pay raises, we knew we had a broken branch. Now it's clear that we have a broken dialogue.
We like to think of ourselves, and our communities, as innocent victims of sinister forces that are beyond our control. Concerned that there are too many illegal immigrants in the United States, that our culture is getting too spicy, and that the country is becoming too Hispanic, we blame Mexico or mega-corporations or what one commentator ominously labeled "socio-ethnic centric groups" such as the National Council of La Raza.
You see, illegal immigration is always someone else's fault. At least that's what we tell ourselves. It's easier that way.
And, when we do engage the topic, we get distracted by arguments over whether, for instance, a town such as Hazleton, Pennsylvania, has the right to dabble in do-it-yourself immigration enforcement or whether the Founding Fathers were on the right track in prohibiting that sort of thing by conceiving of the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which says that a state or locality cannot pass laws that interfere with federal law.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Pepto-Bismol might help ... The Houston Chron has been using more propaganda the past few days too.
Soon, all the drug dealers hopping the borders will be the fault of law-abiding American citizens, too.
“Marxist rule #1: When trying to justify criminal behavior, play the ethnic card”
Yep. The tell-tale sign of a lost debate. Run out of ideas? Just call your opponent racist.
The mindset we are facing.
Of course there’s no way to comment on the article.
One wonders if he’s a huge supporter of Aztlan as well.
Exactly. Deport and fine / prosecute criminal employers in the U.S. Those two will go a long ways to solving a major piece of this problem. Once they start doing it regularly, it will have a chilling effect and part of the problem, not all of course, will begin to solve itself.
Oppose the colonizers and the conquistadors! Long live the resistance!
This sucker is a prime example of illegals dual loyalty-------their contempt and disdain for the US and US laws----and their obeisance to their corrupt homelands.
The founding fathers were very, very clear. The federal government should be the weakest part of our government. The local government should be the strongest because the closer you get to the people, the more it is in connection with the people and its will .........That's why you're seeing communities like Hazelton stepping in........
The US rule of law is central to our survival as a democracy........what distingushes the US from the hellholes of the world.
Illegals are underming our democracy.
Their contempt for our laws is a danger to our Nation. Illegals obviously feel comfortable in the US only by degrading the US into a Third World banana republicinto one of those South and Central American hellholes from which they emanate
CNN can give this loon some cyberspace on it website, but CNN gives Lou Dobbs five nights a week. If this guy ever appeared on Dobbs show, he would chew him up and spit him out in no time.
Yep. It is too spicy here in LA. The school system has indigestion, the healthcare system has cramps, TB rages on in LA and the POTUS wants us to take 12 to 20 million illegals and call him in the morning.
>> the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which says that a state or locality cannot pass laws that interfere with federal law.
The Hazelton law AUGMENTED federal immigration law, it didn’t interfere with it. Unless there’s some immigration law that permits illegals to live and work in this country without penalty that I don’t know about...
Navarrette the “educated” racist. He fancys himself as above it all but he’s pro illegal immigrant for no other reason then race.
This is from and email I recently recieved, I don’t know how accurate this is. Here it is....
Hope these 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read by the majority of Americans. Then they will have something to yell at their U.S. Congressmembers.
14 Reasons to Deport Illegal Aliens...
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http://tinyurl.com/zob77
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexechtml
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for
Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American
wages are caused by the illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the United States . http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into
the U. S. from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
12. The National Policy Institute, “estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.” http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
14. “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States “. http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml
So using the LOWEST estimates, the annual cost OF ILLEGAL ALIENS is $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! So if deporting them costs between $206 and $230 BILLION DOLLARS, Hell get rid of em’, We’ll be ahead after the 1st year!!!
Please pass this on. Americans need to wake up!
Dipshits like Navarette are why I cancelled my subscriptions to the UT.
Check his wallet and I garantee you’ll find his La Raza membership card that he recieved as a journalism student at San Diego State.
I’d wager you are correct. This is a mouthpiece put in place and he has but one agenda which he harps on. As barfy as it was, I thought it needed posting to continue to raise awareness of the tactics being used to subvert the Constitution by this illegal invasion and their enablers.
Yes it does seem to seep through all that he writes. He’s been playing the victim card for quite a few “essays”.
Aaaaah, I see Ruben is once again flying the freak flag of love for his compatriots and trying to pass it off as journalism.
I’d bet money this guy has illegal family memmbers here in the states.
The face of a bigoted hypocrite.
No kidding. Dobbs is one of the few voices we have fighting this criminal illegal invasion. Even Pat Buchanan gets it right and I’m hardly a Buchananite.
That would be an interesting revelation, wouldn’t it? He certainly writes as if he’s protecting somebody.
If he were to write “viva reconquista!” it wouldn’t surprise me at this point.
Ruben is a `one-note Juannie’
Wonder if the Trib would hire me to write just about cat-fishing.
That's the only part I can (more or less) agree with. We have caused the problem by failing to secure the borders, by not building the WALL, by not militarizing the border, by not mining the access points, or by not forcing the elites out of power and establishing a true democratic republic in Mexico (choose your preferred degree of action, from least to most).
One of the rules of commentary must be that Hispanic columnists must support all hispanics, black commentaters must support all blacks, all non-whites must be liberal to get published and all whites must be tolerant.
I’d like to see a similar column if 20 million Hondurans illegally invaded Mexico and started displacing the current population of one of their fancy resorts.
Bet he’d sing a different tune ...
I’d crack up if he was married to an illegal and she got deported.
This blame the victim mentality has got to be stopped...
Yes Hazelton does need to fight back or go under...
“And when Congress chickened out on immigration reform and showed that it’s not equipped to tackle anything more challenging than pork or pay raises, we knew we had a broken branch.”
He’s half right there.
Navaerretes ilk are all over San Diego county, one of the last bastions of conservatism left in California. Rick Roberts, a local radio host on KFMB who sometimes fills in for Michael Savage, is a mjor thorn in the side of illegals here.
When Navarrete was talking about “Hate” on the radio, he was talking primarily about Rick. If you haven’t heard him, check out the streaming audio.
He’s on in the morning.
I wonder what Navarrette would think if lots and lots of “Anglos” crossed the border with Mexico illegally, then started acting out and demanding all the rights, perks and privileges of Mexican citizens, overloading Mexican hospital emergency rooms and schools, refusing to even attempt to learn Spanish, etc., etc., etc.
I’m sure if the shoe was on the other foot, he wouldbe sympathetic to us and would take up our cause against the “mean”, “nasty”, “oppressive” and “racist” Mexicans......NOT!
If a flood of “Anglos” did indeed to to Mexico what they are doing to us, not only would there have been bloodshed long ago, but you can bet your bottom dollar every “Anglo” would be in a Mexican prison for a very long time.
What’s good for the goose ain’t good for the gander, apparently.
Ruben Nav. has been writing this from the San Diego Union on a daily level. He calls Lou Dobbs , Freepers, Rush, Bill O and Sean racists. We need to , according to Ruben, welcome all these people in as we did the Irish and Germans because they will make real Americans. Illegals! Criminals, drug runners, mules, coyotes, gun runners, one wonders just how these types could make good Americans.There are many immigrants from Latin America et al who make good Americans but they come in legally. Sorry but I am in Lou’s and Rush’s corner on this one.
it’s always something “other” than *legal immigration*, which has its flaws but we’re not railing against that. At least it’s an attempt to do it right for most.
Unbelievable we have to fight traitors within our borders and gov’t trying to destroy the country. But we have no choice.
Hope you don’t mind me adding “RubenNavarrette” to the Keywords. He landed between “puke” and “traitor”.
Good idea; track his stuff. And yes, right between puke and traitor is perfect for him. Let’s deport him somewhere else since he’s so unhappy here.
Aren’t we sick and tired of talking to these people (the Leftists)? I am. And I am really sick of letting them make stupid laws that do nothing but harm. It’s time for civil and uncivil disobedience.
It’s insane but we follow the rules all along the way and we inform folks so they can start removing the traitor politicians. And if you someone’s legitimate business is going down because of unfair competition, we’ll have to find ways to report that.
A couple months ago they put away a guy for 5 years for bringing in illegals to undercut other roofing companies. He was backdooring the money to Mexico.
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