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The Open Borders Conspiracy
frontpage ^ | July 15, 2002 | Robert Locke

Posted on 02/24/2003 5:49:15 PM PST by dennisw

The Open-Borders Conspiracy
By Robert Locke
FrontPageMagazine.com | July 15, 2002


If I could choose to have my readers learn one and only one thing from what I write, it would be that America's problems are not the result of blind, much less inevitable, forces, but are the consequences of deliberate political action by motivated individuals and groups. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of our ongoing immigration crisis. Let's trace the lines of influence in the open-borders conspiracy, a word I use despite its connotations of grassy knollology because in this case it is factually appropriate. Given who has been pushing mass immigration in America and how open they have been about why they are doing it, it boggles my mind that anyone who considers himself conservative can still support this policy.

Starting with the hardest Left, there is the radically pro-immigration position of the Communist Party of the United States. Don't discount their significance because of their tiny membership and marginalized position in mainstream political discourse; their positions are indicative of the consensus of the most radical and determined core of the Left. This is true because much of the Left's fundamental thinking is done by avowed communists and their splinter groups, and because these groups have all sorts of ties through shared personnel with mainstream organizations. This radical core authenticates its positions as the extreme leftist view, at which point it is picked up on by more moderate leftists and endorsed in kind but with a difference of degree. The CPUSA supports immigration because it believes that this will enable it to solve the fundamental problem it faces in America: a materially contented working class. As put in William Hawkins's excellent 1994 book on the open-borders conspiracy, Importing Revolution,

The solution? Increase immigration, especially that of undocumented, illegal workers. The Communist Party, USA, in its publication, Political Affairs: Theoretical Journal of the Communist Party USA, understands well the cause-effect relationship of this: "undocumented workers in any work... have the effect of depressing wages and lowering the quality of working conditions." In other words, CPUSA and its fellow travelers suggest that, in order to "save" workers, the working class must first be destroyed through declining wages and living standards!"

This is the first prong of the Communist assault: worsen conditions for American workers.

 

The second Communist prong is to use immigration to increase the numbers of racial minorities, whom they believe can be relied upon to be disloyal to the existing regime. As the Marxist theoretician Mike Davis puts it in his book Prisoners of the American Dream,

The real weak link in American imperialism is a black and Hispanic working class, fifty million strong. This is a nation within a nation, a society within a society, that alone possesses the numerical and positional strength to undermine the American empire from within."

One of the ironies of the significance of communists in the immigration debate is that the origin of American communism itself lies in immigration. As Nathan Glazer reports in his study of the movement's formative years, "the most striking characteristic of Communist Party membership throughout the 1920's was that it was overwhelmingly composed of recent immigrants. Probably only one in ten of the members was a native American." (The Social Basis of American Communism) These immigrants came to this country in the great wave from 1890 to WWI, and therefore the New Left, which two generations later grew out of the intellectual and social milieu these communists created, is yet another baleful indirect consequence of immigration. Now let's move (a little) towards the center and look at the ideas of the National Lawyers Guild, which is not openly communist but is a front organization for communists. One of their leaders once said, speaking of immigration, that, "[T]o adopt a liberal policy would provide the basis for thousands of non-white, often left-leaning and politically conscious individuals to remain lawfully in the United States." He was speaking specifically about one provision of law, so his numbers were a bit off; we are currently taking in nearly a million a year. Notice the way that left-wing politics is linked to race: there is a pervasive anti-white bias running through all these people. The NLG worked on a number of individual and collective legal cases for immigrants, but its most pervasive influence has been in its ability to insinuate its staff into other organizations. For example, one Amy Novick, a member of its National Immigration Project, its principal tool for promoting open borders, became the assistant director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. (Its extremism has been so offensive that even liberals like Robert F. Kennedy and Americans for Democratic Action have denounced it). It helped found the National Immigration Forum in 1981.

 

Again moving a little to the center, next comes the Ford Foundation, an organization that has contributed to the problem of immigration in a number of ways. Following is an incomplete list of organizations the Ford Foundation has funded that promote immigration. My point in subjecting the reader to this mind-numbing list is to make the point of just how busy Ford has been in pushing this agenda, and how innocuous-sounding are so many of the organizations they use to do it. Ford often uses organizations that have some legitimate aspects to them to provide cover, giving funds to finance a specific pro-immigration program within the organization. To wit:

Arizona Farmworkers Union, African-American Institute, American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education, American Civil Liberties Foundation, American Council for Nationalities Service, American Friends Service Committee, American Immigration Law Foundation, American Public Welfare Association, Asian-Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, Bilateral Commission on U.S.-Mexican Relations, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Casa de Proyecto Libertad, Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Economic and Social Studies of the Third World, Center for Migration Studies of New York, Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement, Center for Teaching and Research in Economics, Central America Resource Center, Centro Presente, Chinatown Resources Development Center, Christian Community Service Agency, Clinica Monsignor Oscar A. Romero, Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Services, Farmworker Justice Fund, Haitian Centers Council, Haitian Refugee Center, Haitian Task Force, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Indochina Resource Action Center, Institute for Regional Education, International Refugee Center of Oregon, Inter-University Program on Latino Research, Intertect Institute, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Lutheran Council in the USA, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Migrant Legal Action Program, Multicultural Education Training and Advocacy Center, National Association for the Southern Poor, National Bureau of Economic Research, National Chicano Council on Higher Education, National Coalition of Advocates for Students, National Coalition of Haitian Refugees, National Council of La Raza, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Forum, New York Association on New Americans, Policy Sciences Center, Population Council, Population Reference Center, Potomac Institute, Refugee Policy Group, Salvadoran Humanitarian Aid, Research and Education Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Texas Legal Services, Travelers and Immigrants Aid Society of Metropolitan Chicago.

The point is that all these organizations are not just pro-mass immigration by nature; they are specifically paid - bribed - to be so by massive handouts of Ford Foundation money. Other left-wing foundations - and most foundations are left-wing - have behaved similarly.

When bribing existing organizations hasn't been enough, the baleful Ford Foundation has established entire groups from scratch to promote its mass immigration agenda. Case in point is the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which is almost an entirely artificial creation. Only 2% of its budget comes from grass-roots donations. MALDEF has lobbied for:

  1. Higher quotas of legal immigration to the US.

  2. Non-prosecution or deportment of illegal aliens.

  3. Non-guarding of our border with Mexico.

  4. Amnesty for illegal aliens.

  5. The right of illegal aliens to welfare and other public services in America.

  6. Bilingual education (which is known to fail).

  7. The right of illegal aliens to vote in American elections.

  8. Hate crimes laws against free speech.

 

Continuing with the Mexican theme, another major player in the open-borders movement has been the government of Mexico, which openly proclaims (only to its own people, of course) its intention of reconquering the parts of the Southwestern United States that were conquered from them in 1845. It has done a number of things:

  1. It financed the notorious Supreme Court case Plyler vs. Doe, which established a "right" for the children of illegal immigrants to attend school.

  2. It has a deliberate policy, called acercamiento, (reconciliation or bonding) of attempting to use Mexican-Americans as a voting bloc to advance its political interests, principally in increasing immigration, opening America to Mexican trade, and dealing with Mexico's foreign debt.

 

Basically, the Mexican government adopts one, very smooth, tone when speaking to its patsies in America, and another, very militant, tone when speaking to its own people about its ruthlessness in pursuing its own national interest at the expense of ours. As long as political correctness makes people cowards about blowing the whistle on this scam, and as long as the Mexican government continues to bribe the American corporate elite with a supply of docile cheap labor, we may expect this to continue. The other problem with the immigration debate in this country is that nominally moderate groups have been perverted by the influence of highly-motivated extremists. For example, the Marxist National Lawyers Guild has been able to infiltrate its people into the American Immigration Lawyers Association. AILG has about 2,000 members, but is dominated by the 100 or so members who are also members of NLG.

There have been other communist front organizations active on the immigration issue, like the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born. Then come the Marxist-influenced organizations like the Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights. There is also the Center for Constitutional Rights is a group organized by William Kunstler and Arthur Kinoy. Kunstler (recently deceased) was a well-known extremist lawyer; Kinoy was a Trotskyite attorney who was twice president of the National Lawyers Guild and worked with the American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born. All these groups, which have appeared, split, and mutated over the years, have worked to undermine the immigration-control laws and increase the number of immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union, as one might have known, has been busy over the years working mischief on the immigration issue. Its basic strategy has been to use extreme "civil liberties" claims to hamstring enforcement of the immigration control laws. In addition, it has an Immigration Task Force with a list of 40 issues to litigate, including:

  1. Weakening employer sanctions for employing illegal aliens.

  2. Making it impossible for the Immigration and Naturalization Service to conduct inspections without a search warrant.

  3. Allowing "political" and "religious" refusals to present proof of citizenship.

  4. Requiring the INS to provide free legal counsel to illegal aliens.

  5. Requiring the INS to release illegal aliens who contest their deportation.

  6. Preventing the denial of welfare to illegal aliens.

  7. Expanding anti-discrimination law to require employers to hire illegal aliens.

 

The ACLU also actively works with MALDEF to encourage immigrants to file allegations of discrimination. Mexican ethnic organizations are not the only ones behind the push for more immigration. Surprisingly, given that substantial Jewish immigration to this country ended two generations ago, so are Jews. One major force behind the disastrous 1965 Immigration "Reform" Act that caused the current crisis was organized Jewry. According to J.J. Goldberg's approving book Jewish Power,

Everyone agreed that the Jewish community must undertake a massive effort to repeal the quota system, but the ADL and the American Jewish Committee refused to join an operation under NCRAC auspices. Instead, Minkoff put NCRAC immigration specialist Jules Cohen in charge of a "non-auspices committee," operated by NCRAC under its "non-auspices." In 1955, this committee spearheaded the formation of a broad coalition for immigration reform, made up of civic associations, labor groups, and Protestant and Catholic groups. For a decade the coalition lobbied, leafleted, planted articles in magazines, and held public meetings on the racist nature of the immigration quota system. The entire operation was run by a steering committee of the "non-auspices committee," made up of four staffers from the three defense agencies and NCRAC. The quotas were finally repealed by the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, passed by Congress during the civil rights surge of President Lyndon Johnson's early years. (p.127)

 

Thus the gates were opened to the Moslem immigrants who today chant "Death to Israel" on the streets of Brooklyn, New York and Dearborn, Michigan. It is only fair to remark that some of the most courageous opponents of mass immigration, like Dan Stein, head of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the major group working on the issue, are Jewish.

Now we come to the saddest dupes of the immigration debate: what Lenin called the "useful idiots" of the Right. These are basically a combination of extreme libertarians (like the Cato Institute) who support immigration on ideological grounds and hired guns who promote it on behalf of interested economic constituencies like the cheap-labor lobby, which is composed of agribusiness and other employers of immigrant labor. (Naturally, there exist some genuinely intelligent libertarians like Nobel laureate and former Chicago economics professor Milton Friedman, who has said, "it is obvious you can't have open immigration and a welfare state." Of course it is.) It is time for these people to wise up and realize that they are pawns of a far-left agenda. Immigrants who come to this country only fatten the voting blocs of the Left which oppose the economic agenda of libertarians, anyway, so these people are just shooting themselves in the foot.

Note: I have started writing a blog every business day at http://www.robertlocke.com.

 



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Front Page News; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aclu; aliens; fordfoundation; immigration; maldef
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1 posted on 02/24/2003 5:49:15 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw
bttt
2 posted on 02/24/2003 6:06:05 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe (God Armeth The Patriot)
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To: Tancredo Fan; Aliska; Drill Alaska; Black Agnes; Joe Hadenuf; gubamyster; F16Fighter; dennisw; ...
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3 posted on 02/24/2003 6:06:27 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe (God Armeth The Patriot)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
bttt, still reading........
4 posted on 02/24/2003 6:16:21 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: dennisw
Did you catch the O'Reilly segment tonight on the Ford Foundation?

Singlehandedly, O'Reilly is leading the charge against the establishment. O'Reilly is doing more to secure our borders than President Bush.

Yet, whiny, overly feminine sensitive types continue to cry at the mention of O'Reilly's name because he's loud, obnoxious and egotistical; while Bush begs the UN for permission.

5 posted on 02/24/2003 6:16:36 PM PST by Nephi (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: dennisw
Ford often uses organizations that have some legitimate aspects to them to provide cover, giving funds to finance a specific pro-immigration program within the organization. To wit:

Arizona Farmworkers Union,
African-American Institute,
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education,
American Civil Liberties Foundation,
American Council for Nationalities Service,
American Friends Service Committee,
American Immigration Law Foundation,
American Public Welfare Association,
Asian-Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California,
Bilateral Commission on U.S.-Mexican Relations,
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation,
Casa de Proyecto Libertad, Center for Constitutional Rights,
Center for Economic and Social Studies of the Third World,
Center for Migration Studies of New York,
Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement,
Center for Teaching and Research in Economics,
Central America Resource Center, Centro Presente,
Chinatown Resources Development Center,
Christian Community Service Agency,
Clinica Monsignor Oscar A. Romero,
Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Services,
Farmworker Justice Fund, Haitian Centers Council,
Haitian Refugee Center, Haitian Task Force,
Immigrant Legal Resource Center,
Indochina Resource Action Center,
Institute for Regional Education,
International Refugee Center of Oregon,
Inter-University Program on Latino Research,
Intertect Institute,
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,
Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights,
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles,
Lutheran Council in the USA,
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service,
Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund,
Migrant Legal Action Program,
Multicultural Education Training and Advocacy Center,
National Association for the Southern Poor,
National Bureau of Economic Research,
National Chicano Council on Higher Education,
National Coalition of Advocates for Students,
National Coalition of Haitian Refugees,
National Council of La Raza,
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild,
National Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Forum,
New York Association on New Americans,
Policy Sciences Center,
Population Council,
Population Reference Center,
Potomac Institute,
Refugee Policy Group,
Salvadoran Humanitarian Aid,
Research and Education Foundation,
Social Science Research Council,
Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition,
Texas Legal Services,
Travelers and Immigrants Aid Society of Metropolitan Chicago.

6 posted on 02/24/2003 6:18:01 PM PST by B4Ranch ( Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.)
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To: madfly
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7 posted on 02/24/2003 6:18:55 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: Nephi
Did you catch the O'Reilly segment tonight on the Ford Foundation?

Yes. William Hawkins was on the show and came I up with this.

8 posted on 02/24/2003 6:19:41 PM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: dennisw
>>It is only fair to remark that some of the most courageous opponents of mass immigration, like Dan Stein, head of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the major group working on the issue<<



Dan Stein was just on O'Reilly along with another guy who wrote a book about the Ford Foundation.
Basically the Ford Foundation wants to replace the middle and working classes of this country with people who they can control. "They" being the socialist elites. I guess their goal is to get rid of the Constitutional Republic we now have.
9 posted on 02/24/2003 6:24:37 PM PST by Missouri
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To: dennisw; All
Thanks for the post.

"..the consequences of deliberate political action by motivated individuals and groups. Nowhere is this clearer than in the case of our ongoing immigration crisis."

An open society can not survive if it allows those who would destroy it to be allowed to work from within with impunity.

Call the DSA.org anything that you want but don't call them loyal to the Constitution. They are followers and members of Big Red.

The sooner we as a people realize that many among us are not American in spirit, only in name and in their calculated utterances.

Does the "media" care or get it? Will they ever care.. or "get it"?

We are in a fight for our survival as a FRee people. And the Enemies Within are not afraid of us. They operate openly in our streets and in our legislative bodies and on the airwaves.

How long will it be before the knock at your door comes?

And what will you do?

10 posted on 02/24/2003 6:28:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: Tailgunner Joe
bttt.

Good reading, thanks.
11 posted on 02/24/2003 6:48:42 PM PST by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: dennisw
The Ford Foundation, established in 1936, is a private, nonprofit institution that serves as a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Its goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. A national and international philanthropy, the foundation has provided more than $12 billion in grants and loans worldwide. The Foundation gets its funds from an endowment valued at $9.3 billion as of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002.
12 posted on 02/24/2003 7:11:01 PM PST by jc_vet
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To: dennisw
So is the President part of this conspiracy?
13 posted on 02/24/2003 7:15:12 PM PST by inquest
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To: dennisw
every single word is truth.
14 posted on 02/24/2003 7:18:28 PM PST by uncitizen
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To: Marine Inspector
Time to get to work on your politicians people. Outside of Tancredo, I can't think of anybody who even mentions this (unmonitored, uncontrolled borders) as a problem. O'Reilly doesn't make law. And there isn't any evidence he has any sway with the Bush White House. Hannity & Colmes were talking about Vincente Fox stabbing us in the back regarding Iraq while the Bushies keep blowing kisses his way. Explain,
15 posted on 02/24/2003 7:25:59 PM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Now we come to the saddest dupes of the immigration debate: what Lenin called the "useful idiots" of the Right."

We elected one of these.

16 posted on 02/24/2003 7:28:54 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: inquest
So is the President part of this conspiracy?

There really is no difference between the Republicans and Democrats when it comes to open borders. They both want and have established an open border. It is quite comical when we have federally deputized security folks at the airports groping and searching grandmas and medal of honor recipients while the southern border remains a sieve. Reagan gave us our last amnesty for illegals (excuse me, "undocumented folks") in 1986. Bush wants another amnesty, just as soon as all the furor over 9/11 simmers down. Pat Buchannan was the only serious presidential candidate who attempted to take on the immigration and "cultural war" issue. For that he was scoffed at by the media and many here on FR. Carl Rove thinks he can get the "hispanic" vote by pandering to them with an amnesty. I won't work, but that's what we will get.

17 posted on 02/24/2003 7:40:24 PM PST by clockwork
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To: dennisw
It's working very well, isn't it? Half of working class America now pays into the lowest tax bracket. Thanks to NAFTA, GATT and legal and illegal immigration, Americans no longer enjoy a decent living. They struggle for every cent they earn and barely pay their bills. I long for the America I grew up in when my father's 40 hour salary paid for our home, car and vacation. Those were the days.
18 posted on 02/24/2003 8:13:16 PM PST by ETERNAL WARMING
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To: B4Ranch
"Travelers and Immigrants Aid Society of Metropolitan Chicago"
As in Fellow Travelers. The Communists are literally coming out of the closet and trying to make themselves mainstream. What? When? I didn't get the memo. Never mind.
19 posted on 02/24/2003 8:41:14 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus (How many clues does it take for a person to see Red is dead?)
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To: Missouri
They have accomplished about 75% of their task. Not too bad for one group of communists, I'd say.
20 posted on 02/24/2003 9:04:42 PM PST by B4Ranch ( Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Good questions but I don't think the "How long will it be before the knock at your door comes?" is what we need to worry about. If we don't start looking out for the neighbor whose door they are banging on now, we won't have a voice when they get to our door.
21 posted on 02/24/2003 9:07:38 PM PST by B4Ranch ( Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.)
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To: inquest
Myself I would say the President, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is involved. Neither one of them are trying to keep America a soverign country nor are they trying to keep our population safe. The illegal aliens are entering America quicker than we can assimilate them into our communities. Diversity is working to defeat America.
22 posted on 02/24/2003 9:11:03 PM PST by B4Ranch ( Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.)
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To: dennisw
[T]he most striking characteristic of Communist Party membership throughout the 1920's was that it was overwhelmingly composed of recent immigrants. Probably only one in ten of the members was a native American.
Ayep. The immigration policies of that period directly led to the 1960's, and the immigration policies of today will directly lead to the destruction of the U.S., as we have known it, sometime in this century. The radical left understands this, they don't support massive third-world immigration because they believe it will improve America (Diversity Is Our Strength!), they support it because they know it will destroy historical America, as some of the quotes in this article point out. The only people who pretend not to understand this are conservatives, who are completely dominated by, and afraid of, the liberal establishment. Thus GWB isn't so much a member of this "conspiracy" as a product of it.

As I have said before in this forum, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ASSIMILATION, THERE IS ONLY AMALGAMATION. Significant immigration changes a country significantly, massive immigration usually will destroy it. Ask the Iroquois.

23 posted on 02/24/2003 10:03:28 PM PST by jordan8
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To: firebrand; rmlew; Cacique; nutmeg; Dutchy; StarFan; Coleus; RaceBannon; Doctor Raoul
Tri-state freep ping. Good article. This was on O'Reilly tonight.
24 posted on 02/24/2003 10:16:35 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: dennisw
Great article. Thanks for posting it. Good background to put the O'Reilly interview in perspective tonight.

With the maquiladoras moving to China from Mexico, I expect an increase in border-crossings. The goal seems to be the equalization of economies of the U.S. and Mexico, the resources of which will be controlled by the world-class socialists promoting global governance. The Ford Foundation, of course, is a UN NGO and is hell-bent on destroying borders and national sovereignty.

25 posted on 02/24/2003 10:36:48 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: dennisw
Good post.
26 posted on 02/25/2003 2:42:24 AM PST by happygrl
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To: inquest
So is the President part of this conspiracy?

What is he doing about it? Is he encouraging people to obey the law or is he encouraging illegal immigration by promising amnesty to those who don't follow laws? Is he encouraging the use of a common language or does he promote two languages ---which only divides people?

29 posted on 02/25/2003 5:43:22 AM PST by FITZ
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I didn't watch either ---but what didn't make sense about the Spanish commercial was that on Sunday there was a Mexican grammy show on another channel, it's not likely many were watching the American grammys anyhow.
30 posted on 02/25/2003 5:45:01 AM PST by FITZ
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To: dennisw
Background info ping
32 posted on 02/25/2003 6:25:49 AM PST by madfly
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To: dennisw
bump for later reading (yes, did see O'Reilly last night)
33 posted on 02/25/2003 6:30:19 AM PST by aeronca
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To: inquest
So is the President part of this conspiracy?

I've seen no indication whatsoever that he's part of the solution, and that's more important.

While as a Libertarian I believe in open borders, those open borders would be feasible only in the context of a libertarian society.

In the PC welfare state we live in today, open borders are a prescription for suicide. Hordes of welfare parasites scamming on to every possible goobermint benny, uninterested in becoming Americans, learning English, or bettering themselves, and fostering millions of un-cared for, undisciplined, criminal children who turn schools and neighborhoods into war zones, do not benefit America in any way.

The Democrats largely openly embrace it, and the Republicans largely wink and nod, and do nothing.

Their behavior is treasonous.

34 posted on 02/25/2003 6:35:54 AM PST by jimt
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To: aeronca

bump for later reading (yes, did see O'Reilly last night)

Same here. I found the article while searching for "William Hawkins", one of O'Reilly's guests. The other guest was Dan Stein (FAIR) who is better known.

 

 


From the FAIR website. Federation for immigration reform

http://www.fairus.org/html/07282303.htm


Ford Foundation:
Friend of Illegal Immigration?

Since the 1960s, the Ford Foundation has been the principal backer of organizations that promote mass immigration and fight efforts to enforce America’s immigration laws.

The Ford Foundation, rather than grassroots support, has been the financial backbone for organizations that work to intimidate the federal government and state governments into abandoning enforcement of immigration laws in the United States.   These groups work to weaken the government's ability to enforce immigration law, making it impossible for the U.S. to effectively control immigration.

Groups funded by the Ford Foundation include the Who’s Who of the movement for mass legal immigration and uncontrolled illegal immigration, such as the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and the National Immigration Forum (NIF).   Although their names imply these are grassroots organizations reflecting the will of American Hispanics, these groups do not represent mainstream American Hispanic opinion.   Rather, they speak only in their own best interests, favoring the mass immigration that gives them more constituents they can then profess to represent.   (Polls show that Hispanic Americans, like all Americans, support stronger enforcement of our immigration laws.)

The links below explore this relationship between these Ford-funded organizations, their sometimes radical agendas, and the foundation that makes them possible.

 

Buying Open Borders –Ford Foundation Grants Listed (2000)
from The Social Contract (Summer 2000)

Buying Open Borders—Ford Foundation Reports (1994)
from The Social Contract (Spring 1994)

Funding Hate—Foundations and the Radical Hispanic Lobby- Part III
from The Social Contract (Fall 2000)

Importing Revolution
A revealing exposé on a major network of pro-immigration groups, their motives, and their leading sources of funds.

Read an op-ed written by four Hispanic Americans refuting the political canard that Hispanics support mass immigration.

 

 


35 posted on 02/25/2003 6:36:26 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: dennisw
Thanks.

It looks like Amazon does not have the book.

Perhaps its better to try here: Importing Revolution: Open Borders and the Radical Agenda, William R. Hawkins

36 posted on 02/25/2003 6:38:16 AM PST by flamefront
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To: jimt
In the PC welfare state we live in today, open borders are a prescription for suicide. Hordes of welfare parasites scamming on to every possible goobermint benny, uninterested in becoming Americans, learning English, or bettering themselves, and fostering millions of un-cared for, undisciplined, criminal children who turn schools and neighborhoods into war zones, do not benefit America in any way.

All true but I assure you there are so many desperately impoverished people who would scam their way into America even if there was zero welfare. But I applaud your common sense libertarianism.

37 posted on 02/25/2003 6:39:38 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: TonyRo76
Yes on one of the Mexican channels, they had their own grammy show on Sunday so I doubt many Spanish speakers were even watching the American grammy to hear the ads.
38 posted on 02/25/2003 7:19:51 AM PST by FITZ
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To: jc_vet
A good example of the left using our own institutions to promote our downfall. Ford never planned on a leftist take over of the board, but it happened and now they can spend and spend to promote a socialist-communist agenda.

One thing about the left elite intelligencia, they do plan and execute these types of takeovers well. Look also the the American Psycological Association, once they had three homosexuals on the board, suiddenly homosexuallity became mainstream.
39 posted on 02/25/2003 7:29:42 AM PST by KC_for_Freedom
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To: inquest
So is the President part of this conspiracy?

Maybe not part of the conspiracy but definitely part of the problem.


40 posted on 02/25/2003 7:36:56 AM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problem solved !)
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To: dennisw
This article is a description of how the left intends to defeat America, and Free People. Two kinds of people support this plan. Those that are ignorant and/or naive, i.e. GWB, and the second group, those that litrally hate this country and the freedom it stands for. To win, we have to change the thinking of the first group, and defeat, unconditionally, the second. God help us all.
41 posted on 02/25/2003 7:44:14 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Did you see O'Reilly last night? He had two men on that were discussing the Ford Foundation and the connection to the open border problem. It was a good show. O'Reilly was dumbfounded, he acted as though he had never heard of the Democrats using immigrants as a fifth column.

My guess on Bush's handling of the border situation is that he trying to turn the Hispainic voters into reliable, self sufficient Republican citizens so that the left will give up trying to bring them in.
42 posted on 02/25/2003 8:06:50 AM PST by Eva
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To: B4Ranch
bttt
43 posted on 02/25/2003 8:30:22 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: dennisw
All true but I assure you there are so many desperately impoverished people who would scam their way into America even if there was zero welfare.

Can I be truthful here?

If this were the case, how could they afford to have 7 and 8 kids or more, as many do? I could not even afford to have this many kids delivered or even feed them? How would this be possible?

44 posted on 02/25/2003 8:34:26 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Joe Hadenuf
All true but I assure you there are so many desperately impoverished people who would scam their way into America even if there was zero welfare.

Can I be truthful here?

If this were the case, how could they afford to have 7 and 8 kids or more, as many do? I could not even afford to have this many kids delivered or even feed them? How would this be possible?

They same way they have 7 and 8 kids in Mexico. There's no welfare in Mexico. Realistically, the Mexican family that wants to come here is more like 4-5 children. It's a lot better to live wretched in the USA than in Mexico or any other 3rd world nation. Take a look at the colonias in Texas, our very own 3rd world shanty towns. The colonia residents would be here if there was zero welfare. If we had no welfare and open borders I promise you 500 million 3rd worlders would be clamoring to come here. Probably even more.

In the big city I used to see Chinese grandmas picking up cans for the 5 cent deposit. One of them was an aggressive beggar and was amusing to see yuppies and others give her money. She surely got welfare and cheap housing too. But I promise you she would rather be here than China even if there were no welfare. Millions of 3rd worlders would love to come here to beg and pick up soda cans.



45 posted on 02/25/2003 8:52:59 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: dennisw
They same way they have 7 and 8 kids in Mexico. There's no welfare in Mexico.

Maybe your right, but the big difference is, is the cost of living. California for example, is probably a thousand times more expensive to live than Mexico. How do these people do it with 5, 6, 7 kids etc, without tax paid handouts? I mean, just the medical alone would be mind boggling......

46 posted on 02/25/2003 9:10:28 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Joe Hadenuf

MALDEF Campaign touts law on immigrant tuition cut

A statewide public service campaign to promote a law that allows undocumented immigrant college students to pay lower in-state tuition, was launched Monday.

The radio and television campaign by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is hoping to reach between 10,000 and 12,000 college students who qualify statewide, said Maria Lucero Ortiz, director of MALDEF's program that does outreach to immigrants on higher education issues.

``We're making sure that no one is left behind getting educational opportunities they're legally entitled to,'' Ortiz said, referring to Assembly Bill 540, which took effect last year. ``We know people know about the law but we want to iron out confusion about the exact requirements.''

The commercials will air for three months, primarily in 10 California counties with large immigrant communities, including Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties in the Bay Area.

Many non-profit immigrant advocacy groups have been promoting the new law, but there has not been a statewide campaign. No one is sure how many students have taken advantage of the law, which is designed for undocumented children who attended and graduated from high schools in California.

``We're talking about children who were not involved in the decision-making of their parents to immigrate to the United States,'' said Richard Hobbs, Santa Clara County's citizenship director.

The law allows the students to pay the lower, resident tuition rates at community colleges and schools in the California State University and the University of California systems. Non-resident community college students, for example, pay an average of $141 per unit each semester; a resident pays $11 per unit.

``A statewide campaign is definitely needed, and it's great that MALDEF is taking the lead,'' said Lisa Castellanos, community education program director for Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), a San Jose-based immigrant advocacy group.

``If the main obstacle for some students is how to afford college,'' Castellanos said, ``this kind of campaign is needed to help those students know that they can go to school.''

California was one of the first states in the United States to adopt such a law, along with Utah and New York. Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin are considering similar proposals. Texas has a more generous law: It allows undocumented students to also apply for state financial aid.

Despite growing national support for laws like AB 540, a debate rages on. Groups that support strict immigration controls are raising new objections.

``The irony is the state of California is $35 billion in the hole and is looking to extend costly benefits to people who are breaking the law,'' said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a national group that opposed AB 540.

For additional information on AB 540, visit the Web site of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund at www.maldef.org and click on the link for AB 540.

47 posted on 02/25/2003 9:54:15 AM PST by jc_vet
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To: dennisw
The colonia residents would be here if there was zero welfare.

Something's still missing from the equation. Back in the '50's we had virtually no problem with illegal immigration from Mexico, or at least much less of a problem than we do now. Yet at the same time, workers from Mexico routinely came over the border as migrants for a certain period of the year, and then went home, and it seemed to work reasonably well. Does anyone know what's caused things to so drastically change for the worse?

48 posted on 02/25/2003 11:38:13 AM PST by inquest
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To: inquest
There is no such thing as permanent as a temporary worker. Once they got used to the United States more and more decided to come here unlawfully and to stay here unlawfully. Ronald Reagan's 1986 amnesty gave illegal immigration a huge boost.
49 posted on 02/25/2003 11:48:41 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: thegreatbeast
I can't think of anybody who even mentions this (unmonitored, uncontrolled borders) as a problem.

Looking at the list of organizations they are funding and the amount of resources the foundation can apply to enemies partially explains why. The foundation seems quite capable of stomping any politician who would dare to take them on. Any politician taking on this issue risks making active enemies of all these organizations and the foundation its self.

Link that with corporate America's requirement to keep wages depressed in order to stay competitive in world markets makes this issue a real looser for most politicians.

There is an unholy alliance at work here and I don't see any way around it. In the darkest of times I always try to look at the bright side at least we don't share a border with Islam.

50 posted on 02/25/2003 12:29:28 PM PST by usurper
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