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  • Obama Promises Immigration Alamo

    The New York Times reported August 10th: “President Obama on Monday reiterated his commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform, despite his packed political agenda….” He must be serious; Obama has made that pledge to reporters twice in four days. On both occasions, the President also said he plans to start off where the Bush administration left off and introduce a bill that gives amnesty to the entire unlawful population in the United States (generally estimated at about 11 million). Reports are this bill is being written behind close doors with Congressional leaders and government officials and it is shaping up to be a wish list for activist groups. The plan is to finish drafting the bill this fall and introduce the legislation next year.

    To make matter worse, the President’s rhetoric is already starting to sound like the shrill White House complaints that Americans are not lining up lemming-like to support his Healthcare plan. Speaking on immigration Monday he warned, there are, “demagogues out there who try to suggest that any form or pathway for legalization for those who are already in the United States is unacceptable.” Well, if by demagogues he means the “majority” of Americans he is right. There are lots of them out there. The administration’s efforts to demonize and silence their critics on the healthcare debate was bad enough…now we have the president threatening to take the same tactics into an already polarized debate on immigration reform and border security.

    It is not clear what the White House thinks it is doing. Many first-term Democrats in “moderate districts” and conservative “blue-dog” Democrats already feel like they are being “thrown under the bus,” sacrificed to push through the White House agenda. Many of them oppose amnesty as well. On this issue, the President is likely to be odds with many in his own party.

    Worst of all is that we know amnesty won’t work. Reagan tried it in 1986. After Congress passed the law in a few years the illegal population was even bigger than before…not to mention rampant fraud that occurred during “legalization.”

    A quote attributed to Albert Einstein goes, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We need to stop the insanity. The President’s approach to border security and immigration reform needs to be stopped before it gets started. It will drive the nation apart; harm the economy; and won’t solve the problem. It won’t be fair. It won’t be compassionate. And, it won’t work.

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    30 Responses to Obama Promises Immigration Alamo

    1. Alder, Myrtle Beach, says:

      Here is a suggestion for Obama, Congress, and the Senate:

      HR 1207 – 282 Co-sponsors on the bill – Bring it to the floor for a vote!

      S. 604 – 23 Co-sponsors on the Senate version of the bill – Bring it to the Floor for a vote!

      Audit the Federal Reserve! Then they and all of the united States of America will find out where the $700,000,000 from TARP I went and where the trillions of printed monies have gone in the last year. That should put an end to this socialism movement real quick when they find out we are broke.

      Sincerely,

      Daniel S Cochran

      Conway, South Carolina

    2. Truth says:

      The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released a wide-ranging review of academic and government data that shows what legalizing undocumented immigrants would mean for the U.S. economy today. Legalizing undocumented workers would improve wages and working conditions for all workers, and increase tax revenues for cash-strapped federal, state, and local governments. (April 13, 2009)

      Washington, D.C. – The dollars and cents of immigration reform make a lot of sense for the beleaguered U.S. economy. The net economic gain would be $66 billion in new state and federal revenue, according to a new report.

      The review, from the nonpartisan Immigration Policy Center, notes that Florida is one of the states with the most to gain if undocumented workers were provided a pathway to legal status. About 500,000 immigrant workers would be affected.

      Economist David Kallick with the Fiscal Policy Institute contributed to the study. Right now, he explains, those billions of dollars are lining the pockets of employers – who hire folks in the underground economy and avoid contributing to payroll and other taxes.

      "The cost of the underground economy to taxpayers is pretty substantial. The idea is, bringing undocumented immigrants into the 'above-ground' economy and making sure that they pay taxes just like everyone else."

      Critics of reform accuse undocumented workers of "stealing" American jobs; some want to deport everyone who is in the U.S. illegally. Kallick argues that immigrants do not steal good-paying jobs, and more legal workers in the labor pool will help grow the entire economy.

      That's also the view of Esther Lopez, director of civil rights and community action for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union International. She says labor groups see that legalization is good for all workers, and she considers it an important step in rebuilding the middle class.

      "We need an immigration system that is part of our national economic recovery program. We need immigration reform that punishes employers who 'game' the system to drive down wages and working conditions."

    3. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      If I go into a store and steal $100 worth of food, have I broken the law? Should I be arrested? Should I make restitution?

      If a Mexican illegally enters America and steals public education for his children, health care in an emergency room for his family and welfare for his kids, hasn't he broken the law(s)?

      People, these illegals break law after law from coming into this Country illegally right down to falsifying documents to keep their kids in public schools. Where does it end? How much more are we LAW ABIDING, LEGAL Citizens supposed to "put out" for these law breakers?

      Get rid of President Obama! Get rid of your Representatives!

    4. Wanda Berger says:

      Adding millions of poor immigrants yearly is a recipe for overpopulation, more poverty and a degraded democracy.

      "Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." – Adam Smith, economist and ethicist

      Everything you need to know about immigration and what to do about it humorously told.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBw1nUlf38I

      (Roy Beck and NumbersUSA are the "gumball" heroes)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7WJeqxuOfQ

      —————-

    5. Norski, MN says:

      To Truth:

      The IPC Study is fatally flawed. It assumes that if all Illegal Immigrants left the country the jobs would leave with them. The truth is far different. If all Illegal Immigrants left the USA tomorrow, Citizens and Legal Residents would fill the jobs and would pay taxes and would contribute to Social Security.

      Even after the Bureau of Labor Statistics dropped those who have not searched for a job in the last four weeks, in July they still show 14.5 million unemployed and an additional 6.0 million "Persons not in labor force who currently want a job" for a total of 20.5 million Americans looking for work. This is almost three times as many people wanting work as there are working Illegal Immigrants (7 million) in the USA.

      Unemployment rates in the jobs where Illegal Immigrants compete directly with Americans have reached 13.3% for Production, Transportation, and Material Moving occupations, 14.7% for Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance occupations, and 9.6% for Service occupations. These figures alone represent over 7.5 million unemployed and do not include any of the 6.0 million plus who are not in the labor force but still want a job. And the figures do not include low skilled individuals who have given up on finding a job and dropped out of job searching entirely. The bottom line is that in jobs where Illegal Immigrants compete directly with U.S. Citizens and Legal Residents there are more out of work Americans than there are working Illegal Immigrants. So the departure of Illegal Immigrants would not leave the USA short of workers on the whole.

      A recent study by Jeffery Passel of the Pew Center showed that even in the labor Market most effected by Illegal Immigration – Farm Labor – Illegal Immigrants make up only 25% of the workforce. This establishes the true reason for the tolerance of Illegal Immigration. It is to create a large pool of unemployed workers so that wages can be depressed. One must assume that The United Food and Commercial Workers Union International know all this. Their solution appears to be the support of legalization of Illegal Immigrants on the proviso that they are expected to become Union Members. This returns scarcity to the labor market and is expected to force wages back up in the face of an oversupply of labor. Strip away that provision and Union support evaporates.

      The poor unemployed Citizen is left out in the cold in this gigantic game of economic brinksmanship, stuck on unemployment and welfare and left out of Union protectionism because they are unemployed. This is another big problem with the IPC Study. It ignores the cost of unemployment compensation and welfare engendered on behalf of those who have lost their jobs due to Illegal Immigration. This cost alone is estimated at $100 billion per year in government outlays and far above any expected economic gains due to legalization.

    6. tom says:

      This can go either way.I myself,am not for the instant legalasatin of imigrants.Imigrants used to come into this country the rightway and earn thier status,learn our language.We do speake english!I dont care what the aflcio or what ever anyother bulls—t organization that wants to sue you or put you in jail for ofendind something you never heard of or practised all your life and now all the sudden some idiots decided its against the law.illegal alliens are illegal alliens,duh what does that mean to you.That means they are not suposed to be here!I don't much care what there doing here there not suposed to be here.and if there is some one supporting them being here isn't that like harboring a fugitive?Sorry but thats the way i see it.

    7. tom says:

      As far as OBAMA!Hes nothing but a salesman,he takes out of the side of his mouth.His speaches loop aroun on themselves.If you listen closely he will start on a subject an totaly contrdict himself later on in his speach.Does it rather often.Inotherwors he lies a lot.So what do you believe when he speaks.NOTHING

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    9. Brittancus, Indianap says:

      The American people are at the end of their fuses, because for decades they have been supporting hundreds of thousands of businesses who hire illegal immigrants? Hundreds of billions of dollars are going into the pockets of corporate executives, because they pay–nothing–other than minimum wages to foreign nationals. Businesses are very well aware that taxpayers will keep supporting the 20 million plus already here, because a government mandated laws says its demanded of us? European Industrialized nations are also in the same place, having to deal with a EU parliament who are also forcing the same mandatory laws. In America there is a safety net for people who have lost their jobs and forced into the breadline?

      But illegal alien families who broke our sovereignty laws, have intentionally taken advantage of public welfare and federal legislation that gives them a right to our schools, health care and a whole barrel of benefits instead of US residents. Now President Obama wants to give AMNESTY, rewarding these people for crossing our almost defenseless border. This must not happen to the American workers and the rest of our population, because the Heritage Foundation has stated that just in retirement and pensions it exceeds $2 Trillion dollars. Even legal immigrants numbers have accelerated to 1. 5 million annually. We need no more poor, uneducated to sustain in America. We must cut down quotas to only the skilled contributors, who will not become a public charges. Then does anybody have an answer for those who will come after this AMNESTY? Eventually the millions who will come here, will lead to irreversible OVERPOPULATION.

      WE ALREADY HAVE IMMIGRATION LAWS, BUT HAVE SADLY BEEN UNENFORCED AND ARE NOT BROKEN? THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, WANT ABSOLUTELY–NO RESTRICTIONS– ON HOW MANY FOREIGN CHEAP LABOR CAN BE ALLOWED INTO THE US? OBSERVERS HAVE SEEN THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF MASS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INTO THE SANCTUARY STATE OF CALIFORNIA?

      Get involved with the power of E-Verify, a composite of the SAVE ACT, to remove illegal immigrants from businesses. Promote in addition 287(g) police law to question persons about their immigration status and stop the weakening of ICE raids and NO MATCH LAW. DON'T LET YOUR POLITICIAN GET AWAY WITH THESE IMMIGRATION TRAVESTIES? Like millions of livid Americans call 202-224-3121 GOOGLE NUMBERSUSA for the Facts, not lies.

    10. Bobbie Jay says:

      Mr. president should do himself a favor. Get some counseling from the private sector of someone who is familiar and respecting of America and the strength and dignity of her people.

      You're working way too hard wasting our time and money, Mr. president. Refer to the constitution, laws, honesty, get out of our personal lives and relax.

      NO AMNESTY, MR. PRESIDENT. ENFORCE THE LAW!

    11. mary says:

      i hope he hurry's up and makes up his mind i think he should help illegals but to a certain point cause this is getting on my nerves

    12. Bobbie Jay says:

      Please do us the favor and get yourself some mental help, Mr. President. Get some psychological help from the private sector who holds no bias and leads no indoctrination. You're working way too hard wasting our time and money.

      Refer to the constitution, enforce the laws without "change," and relax. You can do it, Mr. President. Just take a deep breath and focus. Oops, don't forget to exhale! One more thing, watch out for your carbon emissions, you wouldn't want to put more cost on us…psych.

    13. David Wilson, New Yo says:

      Norski writes that "the true reason for the tolerance of Illegal Immigration…is to create a large pool of unemployed workers so that wages can be depressed." Actually, immigrants, documented or otherwise, don't affect the number of jobs available for citizens. Immigrants make purchases the same as anyone else and so create a demand for jobs, the same as other comsumers. The problem with undocumented immigrants is that they accept lower wages, which is what depresses wages for the rest of us. But the main reason that they accept lower wages is the sort of immigration enforcement advocated by people like Norski–which makes the immigrants a vulnerable, easily exploited workforce.

      The mainstream media suppress an interesting fact about the 1986 amnesty: it raised the wages of undocumented workers, creating upward pressure on the wages of other workers. Read about it:
      http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/wilson120809.html

    14. Norski, MN says:

      To David Wilson:

      You are so obviously referring to the deeply flawed Rob Paral & Associates study and it's predecessors when you state "immigrants, documented or otherwise, don’t affect the number of jobs available for citizens." These analyses suffer from the same major flaw. It is clear by reading the reports that these studies hope to hide any real effect on unemployment by Illegal Immigration in the statistics of Legal Immigrants. They then hope that people are ignorant enough to not notice.

      Legal Immigration is controlled so those who enter into the USA are the most law abiding, most occupationally needed people who have the least possible effect on unemployment as they enter the USA and join our workforce. Illegal Immigrants barely make up 22% of the USA Immigrant Population per a recent Pew Center estimate and per USA Census Data. This seems large and yet statically any visible effect this group has is pretty much statistically washed out by the 78% of all Immigrants who came here legally.

      Furthermore, the predominance of data used in the Paral study comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. Both are notorious in claiming that they do not even try to identify or include Illegal Immigrants as part of their numbers. And if Illegal Immigrants really "hide in the shadows” where the Census Bureau and the BLS cannot see them then the percentage of Illegal Immigrants in the study as a whole shrinks even further below the 22% level. This further obscures the true effect of Illegal Immigration by hiding their statistics in those of Legal Immigrants. The claim that these studies show Illegal Immigrants have no effect on jobs available for Citizens is essentially statistical fraud because of this.

      Studies performed on Illegal Immigrants ALONE show a completely different picture. Those studies, which were statistically well supported, show that Illegal Immigration has a devastating effect on the job prospects of the American Poor, Young Workers just starting out, and Minority Workers. Even before the start of the current recession unemployment in these areas topped 20% and wages were depressed an average of 8% thanks to Illegal Immigration.

      So why are such statistically flawed studies as the Paral study pushed as if they were fact? The Rob Paral & Associates Website states “Prior to establishing Rob Paral and Associates in 1998, Rob was Research Director at the Latino Institute in Chicago, and was the Senior Research Associate of the Washington, DC office of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. He has held research fellowships at the American Immigration Law Foundation, the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame University, and Roosevelt University in Chicago.” You will have to judge for yourself what the motivation might be.

      Oh, and by the way, your statement “advocated by people like Norski–which makes the immigrants a vulnerable, easily exploited workforce” is so far off the mark that it is ridiculous. I have been trying to educate people such as you that Illegal Immigration and its tolerance allows the exploitation of the entire western hemisphere by those who profit from Illegal Immigration. The jobs should go where the people live rather than importing people in order to create jobs. Economies do not compete, they cooperate. Companies are the ones who compete. And Companies have you scared to death that if you allow even the tiniest bit of development outside the USA it will be a disaster. Importing millions of people when we are at full employment is ridiculous. It is better to export unneeded jobs to places like Mexico and raise their standard of living. Unless of course you want to claim that having a rich economy in Canada has caused the USA irreparable harm. But then that assumes that we were at full employment at some point over the last decade when in fact, we were not. In fact, even when we were at our highest level of employment back in 2007, there still were 5 million more out of work Americans than there were working Illegal Immigrants. So tolerating Illegal Immigration and a lack of enforcement of our laws IS the exploitation.

    15. Dr. Gene Nelson, Arl says:

      As I noted in my 9 August 2009 Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post, uncontrolled immigration allows the beneficiaries to privatize most of the benefits while socializing the costs. Employers's profit margins are enhanced by labor gluts in almost all fields as a consequence of uncontrolled immigration. Furthermore, the prices of the necessaries of life are bid up by the tidal wave of post-1990 immigration. This makes great news for greedy members of the economic elite while further impoverishing the middle class.

    16. David Wilson, New Yo says:

      Actually, if Norski reads my article, he or she would see that my sources didn't include Rob Paral & Associates; I did use information from the immigration restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies, though, along with other sources.

      As for which studies are "flawed," I'm not sure Norski would be a good judge of that. He or she writes: "Illegal Immigrants barely make up 22% of the USA Immigrant Population per a recent Pew Center estimate and per USA Census Data." Where does the Pew Center say that? The Center's major study of the unauthorized population from 2006 said: "Unauthorized migrants accounted for 30% of the foreign-born population in 2005. Another 28% were legal permanent residents, and 31% were U.S. citizens by naturalization."

      http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/61.pdf

      A 2008 Pew study estimated that the undocumented population still made up about 4% of the US population in 2008, which again means about 30% of the foreign-born population.

      http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportI

      But Norski gives the game away in his or her suggestion that the US needs to export jobs to countries like Mexico. That's what the US has been doing for the past 30 years. Now the US and the Mexican economies are both in shambles; our wages have been stagnant, and Mexican wages have fallen. No one has benefited–except for the employers who have exploited low-wage workers on both sides of the border. Why exactly does Norski advocate that?

    17. June, Texas says:

      Mr. President, if those of us who want to see our immigration laws obeyed and enforced are called "demagogues," what should those who close their eyes to the takeover of our country by illegal aliens be called? Traitors, perhaps?

    18. Jessica , Chicago IL says:

      I am mexican-american so I can see both sides of things in a respectable manner of course. You lose my interest and respect with racist or narrowmindedness. Now in my opinion I feel that the illegal immigrants should at least be given the right to work here. Invent a new program/process and charge let's say $15,000- $20,000. Trust me if they really want to work they will come up with the money and this will also help the economy. I am just so sick and tired of seeing them in better cars than myself and I work hard too and pay taxes…all types… but we all know that a good majority of them get paid under the table. I would be taking home $400.00 extra if not for the taxes specifically taken out of my pay check. Now I know someone is probably going to think and say otherwise but it's truth if you get paid cash then how in the world are you paying taxes PEOPLE? Then on top of it all they cannot get a license so that's there excuse to not get car Insurance OMG get car insurance!! In Illinois it's the law and there's alot of agencies selling it for no license consumers. Yes I am proud of my roots but what's fair is fair and what's right is right. It's my birthright to be born in the USofA and I'm damn proud of it. But how am I lucky? When the next person whom is an immigrant can live more of the American dream that I? Please Government let's correct this matter. Although sensitive in all. I am sure we can manage without ever being inappropriate towards eachother. We are a blessed nation still because of our past fathers decisions and heavenly father up above. But we better address this soon because it's critical to the future of America.

    19. Bobby says:

      My opinion on this illegal immigration issue, as a long time American taxpayer who has gotten little in return from D.C. is simple. Americans are by and large clueless, apathetic, and ignorant people on the issue and how it will affect them, SO, THEY DESERVE EVERYTHING COMING DOWN THE ROAD AT THEM IN THE NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE. How fun it will be, being merged and being forced to interact with a nation like Mexico. All the drug dealers, criminals, and Oh, hardworking "immigrants" as Napolitano, Obama, Bush, and the rest of the "leaders" call them.

    20. David Wilson, New Yo says:

      Actually, if Norski reads my article, he or she will see that my sources didn't include Rob Paral & Associates; I did use information from the immigration restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies, though, along with other sources.

      As for which studies are "flawed," I'm not sure Norski would be a good judge of that. He or she writes: "Illegal Immigrants barely make up 22% of the USA Immigrant Population per a recent Pew Center estimate and per USA Census Data." Where does the Pew Center say that? The Center's major study of the unauthorized population from 2006 said: "Unauthorized migrants accounted for 30% of the foreign-born population in 2005. Another 28% were legal permanent residents, and31% were U.S. citizens by naturalization."

      http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/61.pdf

      A 2008 Pew study estimated that the undocumented population still made up about 4% of the US population in 2008, which again means about 30% of the foreign-born population.

      http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportI

      But Norski gives the game away in his or her suggestion that the US needs to export jobs to countries like Mexico. That's what the US has been doing for the past 30 years. Now the US and the Mexican economies are both in shambles; our wages have been stagnant, and Mexican wages have fallen. No one has benefited–except for the employers who have exploited low-wage workers on both sides of the border. Why exactly does Norski advocate that?

    21. Ali says:

      Truth wrote:"

      The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released a wide-ranging review of academic and government data that shows what legalizing undocumented immigrants would mean for the U.S. economy today. Legalizing undocumented workers would improve wages and working conditions for all workers, and increase tax revenues for cash-strapped federal, state, and local governments. (April 13, 2009)"

      ————

      As long as you're being "truthful", how about mentioning that the Immigration Policy Center is the research arm of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Now, do you really believe that immigration lawyers are going to pay for a report that DOESN'T claim that legalization would benefit the country? You should also note that any of the purported economic benefits the report claims, such as rising wages, depend upon the government being able to totally eliminate additional illegal immigration and to restrict future legal immigration. I have yet to see AILA or any pro-amnesty group supporting enforcement of the immigration laws or limiting future immigration.

      Fact is, illegal aliens have had a de facto amnesty is California. Yet, California's economy has headed down the tubes, in part because of massive expenditures to support low-wage illegal aliens workers who would still be low-wage workers even with amnesty because they lack education and skills.

    22. Sophia says:

      truth, the reason employers hire illegal aliens is because they can pay them cheaper wages and no benefits. It's not because they can't find Americans to fill the jobs. If all illegal aliens were legalized, many employers would simply fire their newly legalized illegal aliens and then hire illegal aliens who arrived here after the new amnesty is passed. Remember, our government has absolutely no plans to tightly secure our southern border. They promised they would do it back in 1986 when the last major amnesty was passed, but our southern border is as porous as ever, and the illegal aliens continue to come in by the thousands every week. American employers will have a welcome mat out for these newly arriving illegal aliens. Amnesties are bad for our country.

    23. Sophia says:

      Ryan wrote:

      "Tom, you need to learn to speak English yourself, you sickening hillbilly. Are you Native American? If not, then you wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for “illegal immigration.” Damn hypocrites…."

      The millions of immigrants who came here legally through Ellis Island were NOT illegal immigrants.

      Most living Americans are descended from those LEGAL immigrants. Also, Europeans who came here before there was a United States weren't illegal immigrants because there were no immigration laws in place at that time in North America. You can't violate a law that doesn't exist. At the worst, they could be classified as "unwelcome visitors".

    24. Albert Campbellsvill says:

      The illegals supporters always say they take jobs we dont want,im sure in some cases thats true.We could have welfare recipients,convicts,deadbeat parents or instead of paying fines pick produce.Alot have higher paying jobs I work 10 feet from some.Remember we are not supposed to accept economic refugees which 99% of them are.Supporters say they are so smart and hard working yet they cant figure out how to have a decent society and economy,most of these countries have been around longer than we have.They take the easy way out,just show up and start collecting.The way things are now all 6 billion people in the world are entitled to get our money,think about it.

    25. Pancho, Maryland. says:

      The author of the article says: "The President’s approach to border security and immigration reform needs to be stopped before it gets started." Perfect, but… how? There must be a plan for the people that agree with that.

      I am a legal immigrant, latino, but I am against illegal immigration. I work in a restaurant where the 80% of the workers are illegals. But are not just employers who hire illegals, there are individual personas that hire illegals as nannys, gardeners, drivers. I can't believe that US citizens do this.

      And when I see, for example, a sport match, lets say, futbol soccer, the US team is like the foreign team. US citizens are going to be strangers in their own country.

      Americans, wake up.

    26. AmericanPatriot, USA says:

      Immigration Reform, we've heard that tired line way too many times. We heard this in 1986 (and several times since then ) we were lied to then and we're being lied to now. Immigration is NOT broken, what we have are elected representatives that haven't developed the courage to defend our border, enforcing existing immigration laws, and actually carry-out the oath they recite before taking office.

      How many times has the U.S. given amnesty to illegal aliens? Seven since 1986. Amnesty-with-promises-of-future-enforcement has been tried and obviously failed! Each time amnesty is given, the flood of illegal aliens rises.The welfare safety net for illegals costs U.S. taxpayers, according to the Edwin Rubenstein Report of 2008, a whopping $346 billion annually.

      While illegal aliens arrive from an endless line, 15 million American citizens cannot find work. As of June 2009, 32.2 million American citizens subsist on food stamps. And over 13 million American children live under the poverty line. While U.S. citizens wobble, stagger and clutch for their fading language, culture and viable society—our government force-feeds 138,000 immigrants into this nation every 30 days. Another 100,000 illegal criminal migrants stampede our borders every month.

      Let’s face it! All forms of immigration, legal & illegal destroy the foundation of the United States of America. Massive immigration overwhelms our environment, infrastructure, culture and language. Those who come here illegally, steal our IDs and ignore our laws have already demonstrated they lack the honesty and decency to ever become American citizens. Immigration cannot and must not continue at its present clip of over 2.4 million annually. We, The American People refuse–absolutely refuse, to be sold on another path to citizenship.

      We are broke. Yet at the worst point in at least 30 years for our economy, Obama and the Democrats wish to pass another amnesty. And to boot, they want a cap-and-trade plan that will cripple business, decimate jobs, and add $1500-$3000 per year in extra energy costs to the average American family. We cannot keep up with it. We cannot afford it. We cannot withstand it. We cannot cope with it. We will not survive it. This is why the American voices calling for a complete change in Congress, from top to bottom, are growing.

      Tell your Reps, NO Amnesty. NO Cap & Trade (cap & tax). NO Govt. run healthcare or it will be their jobs on the line in coming elections!

    27. Norski, MN says:

      To David Wilson

      Obviously you have read the Jeffery Passel Studies put out by the Pew Center. Those studies and their successors are currently the most widely accepted best estimate of the number of Illegal Immigrants in the USA. Where the data you cite falls down is that Mr. Passel assumed that the Census Data on the foreign born includes ALL Illegal Immigrants, when in fact it does not. If you look at the data from the 2000 Census it says that 31.1 million people in America are foreign born. And the Census Bureau Estimate for 2008 is 38.1 million. Mr. Passel, among others estimated that in addition to the 1.0 to 1.5 million Legal Immigrants that came to the USA between 2000 and 2008, there were also another 4.0 million Illegal Immigrants. These figures just do not add up. And if you read the methodology of the Census Bureau they clearly state that what they call “Illegal Aliens” represent a significant portion of what they term the “undercount” of the number of people in the USA. Therefore, if you do the math, Passel assumes that the US Census data counts every last Illegal Immigrant, even though it does not. So if you assume that the census includes no Illegal Immigrants the proportion of our Foreign Born population is 22%. If you assume that they do they count every last Illegal Immigrant the percentage is 30%. But that matters not, as either statistic still relegates the statistics of Illegal Immigrants to being statistically overwhelmed by that of Legal Immigrants.

      As far as your claim to have never seen the Rob Paral Study, you failed to note my statement "Rob Paral & Associates study and it’s predecessors". I have read each of these studies as they come out and they ALL suffer from the same statistical flaw. The authors of these studies seem to think that a falsehood repeated often enough begins to take on the semblance of truth.

      As for job expansion happening overseas being bad for America, history does not support your arguments. In the past, after the institution of immigration control limited the inflow of immigrants, when the USA had more jobs than there were workers, excess jobs were exported to other countries. A few decades ago that resulted in the economic development of Korea, Taiwan, and the other economic powers of the Pacific called the “Four Tigers”. And before that the USA fueled the post World War II economic resurgence of Western Europe and Japan. At no point did this development make the USA economically weak. While USA economic expansion in those countries made those countries and the USA strong. Yes it did hurt people in some industries. The Textile industry is a great example of this. Yet we had the two largest economic expansions in USA history during Clinton and Reagan. Care to explain why this could be possible if foreign economic expansion was so harmful?

      Today we mismanage foreign economic expansion as a sacrifice on the alter of free trade. And it has hurt us. And it has given the greedy folks that want to horde all economic expansion in the USA the opportunity to torpedo foreign economic expansion. But if you truly believe that Illegal Immigration is necessary to fuel a need for workers in the USA, here is as example of how wrong headed this idea is:

      Per the Pew Hispanic Center six million Mexicans have illegally immigrated to the USA, over three million of which are working. Per the CIA World Fact Book the 2006 GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of Mexico was $741.5 billion and the Labor Force numbered 38 million. That means that the average GDP per working person was $19,513. If the USA had exported three million jobs to Mexico and paid the average GDP rate (a mere $9.38/hr.) and the six million illegal immigrants would have stayed home, we would have pumped $59 billion in wages into the Mexican economy. In the USA economy approximately 57% of our GDP is made up of wages. Wages generate business, which in turn generates more wages, which in turn generate more business. Assuming this same job multiplier for Mexico means that an additional $59 billion in wages added to the Mexican economy would increase the GDP of Mexico by more that $103 billion or 14%. And the GDP of the USA would increase by as much a $5 billion with repatriated profits without the need to bring in a single Illegal Immigrant. This five billion in repatriated profits would in turn expand the USA economy by stimulating the need to hire people through demand pull consumer spending and encourage the hiring of management level professionals to manage the foreign business.

      As I said before, economies co-operate. It is businesses that compete. Too many lazy businesses would rather import millions of workers to the USA while letting other countries founder rather than getting off their lazy behinds and attempting foreign expansion when they run out of workers in the USA. And they owe you many thanks for making excuses for them.

    28. Pete says:

      Pass HR 1868 to end the so called Anchor Baby route to citizenship. This will require one parent at the time of birth to be a US citizen. Here is reform we can all get behind.

    29. Kristof, ND says:

      I don't worry about any issues rising from Obama's stance on immigration because it cannot amount to anything, due to the fact that it's strictly rhetoric, with zero action. Case in point, the eb5 investor visa, which Obama swore up and down he would reform, was recently renewed with NO changes. He is talking less and less, and doing absolutely nothing when it comes to this issue!

    30. Henry Thomas says:

      I look forward to the day where Obama's promises turn to actions. He dragged his feet on eb5 investor visa reform, never acted on the Startup Visa, and has made promising to act his only action.

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