My cousin sent me a copy of a newspaper clipping having to do with a boycott that a town in Texas went through in 2009, concerning their own immigration law reform. It seems people all over this country, including our president, whom I normally admire, want to make funny comments about our plight as if they understand. I heard a commercial that is part of John McCain's reelection campaign today about bringing national guard troops and several other measures that are being appropriated by congress, finally. I hope it has more validity than his presidential campaign commercials.
Some people think this is a joke. If you read this ad that came from a similar situation, then you will realize this is pretty much a common theme here on the border. Several of us in Arizona have talked about leasing a fleet of tour busses and paying them to ship these people to the neighborhoods of the people in other states that think this is a nonsense situation. I know enough people who do speak Spanish to get them to make up a flier that says there is lots of work available for them in your neighborhoods. Let them live next door to you for a while, and you will see these are NOT just people who want to work here. After you wake up in little Mexico and realize they didn't come here to become Americans, they are here to turn your country into a Mexican sovereign, ala George Bush and Vincente Fox, then you might change your mind. You see, George Bush moved to Crawford, Texas as a ploy to "seem" like a good ole boy. You might have noticed he lost the fake Texas accent since he moved away. He made statements that they were here to stay since they had "always" been here, a part of Texas like he was. No they hadn't and he was from Conneticut.
After they run into your car with no insurance, take a dump right outside your house, drink beer and play Mariachi music all night and day for 72 hours at full volume while you are trying to have your own life, let their kids fall into your pool and drown (then sue you for not having a proper childproof lock), molest the women in your family, shoot your local policemen, sell drugs to your children, and basically turn your neighborhood into the corrupt rat hole in the dessert that they came from, I am sure you will rethink your ideology about how these "poor people" are being mistreated.
"...Victoria, Texas is a town about 80 miles West of Houston. Local Hispanic leaders that, in opposition to pending Immigration Legislation, boycotted all Caucasian owned businesses last month as a demonstration of their economic impact on the community. The boycott was declared a success by the Hispanic community, noting revenue in Caucasian owned businesses was down by 19 percent. Business owners declared the boycott a success as well, pointing out that shoplifting was reduced by 77 percent, money orders sent out of the country was down by 97 percent, and the cost of daily clean-up and trash was down by 84 percent. Shoppers reported that they could actually hear English being spoken throughout the community for the first time in recent memory, and customers paid for purchases with real money, not government debit cards or food stamps!"I hope you all read this and realize what it is like for us who have to deal with this daily. The first thing we have to do is make tougher laws and crack down on those who supply these people with counterfeit identification. One of the guys I worked with went down to the place the illegals get them, and bought an Identification package for 31 dollars. It contained a driver's license with someone else's numbers, name, and birth date. The driver's license, birth certificate, and social security card were in the name of someone whose identification they stole to use for work purposes. That means any of us could be victims of this. A friend of mine was applying for disability once and they told her that she couldn't apply since she was registered as working for three different locations. We went to those locations and let the business owners know that whoever was using her social security number was lying. They all were Mexican Americans and each of them said, "It must have been a mistake, I will get her to change it with the real number tomorrow. None of them fired the employee or did anything to ever question their using someone else's I.D. You tell me, did they already know these people were illegal? I believe so.
That rationale for cheap labor is threatening the security of our lives in Arizona, the gateway for the illegals. They cause most of our traffic accidents, including the one's concerning D.W.I.'s, and instead of going to court and facing responsibility for their actions, they just go get another set of fake identification and become someone else. How do their employers not notice this? We need to arrest a few of the business owners for running illegal businesses for a while, then maybe they will take this serious. The people who are complaining about the new Arizona Law SB-1070 don't know what they are talking about. The law is the same as the federal law already stands, but is not enforced for lack of man power. The only thing the law does is allow local law enforcement the same ability to enforce the laws.
As per the * Federation For American Immigration Reform, FAIR :
"...Some people mistakenly think that immigrants are not eligible for welfare. Several years ago, Congress did attempt to render immigrants ineligible for most forms of welfare. However, subsequent backpedaling by Congress and the executive branch has undone most of those reforms. Furthermore, many immigrant families get welfare through the eligibility of their U.S. citizen children. (It is also important to realize that even when immigrants are ineligible for federal welfare programs, the burden of their support is simply shifted over to the state and local welfare agencies.)
U.S. immigration law says that persons likely to become a "public charge," i.e., depend on public assistance, are ineligible for an immigrant visa.4 Nevertheless, refugees, asylees, and amnestied illegal aliens are exempt from the public charge requirement.5 Congress has decided that the American people will serve as the sponsors for these immigrants and pick up the tab for their support.
All other immigrants must pass a public charge test and have a U.S. sponsor or sponsors willing to pledge their income to support them. Before a potential immigrant receives an immigration visa, American consular officers are supposed to evaluate whether he or she is likely to become a public charge, and, if so, to deny the visa. The consular officer is supposed to take into account a variety of factors: the amount of support the sponsor can give, the resources and skills of the applicant, and any special conditions (such as age or infirmity) that might affect the applicant’s need for support. The Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 set the new legal standard for the evaluation: the sponsor of the applicant must have an annual income of at least 125 percent of the federally designated poverty level. There are several problems with this standard:
Please also see the article by Sam Weaver about the Myths concerning illegal aliens at http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/weaver/100519