Thursday, November 24, 2011



Gingrich's Leadership in 1996 Helped Ensure that Illegal Aliens Could Sink Deeper Roots in the U.S.

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The mainstream news media is filled with awe that Newt Gingrich showed some "compassion" for illegal aliens in last night's GOP presidential debate. A look at his record while in Congress shows this is nothing new.

In fact, Gingrich's leadership in Congress is one of the reasons we have so many illegal aliens today who have been able to stay in this country for 25 years.

That's the supreme irony of Gingrich's pro-amnesty remarks in last night's debate. The man who helped ensure that illegal aliens from the 1980s and 1990s are still here in 2011 asked voters last night to consider the inhumanity of making illegal aliens leave this country after they have sunk such long roots here.

If, while Speaker of the House in the 1990s, Gingrich had shown any leadership in stopping illegal immigration, there would be very few illegal aliens still here from the 1980s and 1990s because they wouldn't have been able to hold payroll jobs.

Nobody pushed him last night to take a pro-amnesty stand. He volunteered it! By focusing on long-term illegal aliens, he took a big risk that the media spotlight (or at least the internet and talk radio spotlight) would shine on his long-term record with those illegal aliens.

What the spotlight will find is that Gingrich worked with Big Business lobbyists to make sure that employers could continue to hire illegal workers, and thus sink roots that would be used by pro-amnesty politicians to justify legalizing them today.

We hear the same arguments from the National Council of La Raza, from the ACLU, from the National Immigration Forum -- all of them cite the lack of past enforcement (which they impeded at every turn) as having allowed illegal aliens to sink such long roots that it would be unjust to make them go home now.

Gingrich reaffirmed his support for some legalizations several times last night. Here is his first comment:

"If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out."
-- Newt Gingrich

He went on to indicate that he would give them permanent legal residency and permanent work permits, but not U.S. citizenship. He and his supporters in the media say it isn't amnesty if the illegal aliens don't get citizenship. I suppose that is supposed to make the unemployed American who is left without a job feel better.


The political stars were in alignment in 1995-96 when the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (appointed by the Senate and the House, and chaired by Barbara Jordan) issued its recommendations to protect vulnerable American workers. The immigration subcommittees of both House and Senate quickly presented legislation to carry out the recommendations to cut legal immigration in half and to stop illegal immigration, primarily by removing the jobs magnet.

As Speaker of the House, Gingrich was in the pivotal position to help Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Lamar Smith push through the 1996 comprehensive bill that set up the verification program that eventually was named "E-Verify."

The Commission had found that illegal immigration was booming in the 10 years since the 1986 blanket amnesty because illegal aliens had found it was still easy to obtain and keep U.S. jobs.

What did Speaker Gingrich do?

Those of us involved in that fight know that we were constantly and desperately seeking support from Gingrich which didn't come.

Instead, Gingrich tried to kill the new job verification system entirely. Fortunately, the killer amendment he supported failed. No thanks to Gingrich, we have an E-Verify system today.

But the E-Verify system is entirely VOLUNTARY today because of another House vote which Gingrich won. That vote was to make sure that the verification system would NOT be MANDATORY for employers.

The nation's Big Business lobbies deemed it essential that employers maintain the ability to cheat the paper verification system and hire illegal workers. Speaker Gingrich saw to it that the ability continued.

I am heartsick every time I think of that lost opportunity in 1996. If Speaker Gingrich had thrown his considerable talents and power behind the bi-partisan recommendations and supported Lamar Smith, most of the illegal aliens who arrived since then would not have bothered. And most of the illegal aliens who arrived before 1996 -- with less than 10 years of roots in this country -- would have gone back home.

Illegal immigration would not be topic of the 2012 Presidential debates.

And we would not be in a nationwide fight right now to support Rep. Lamar Smith once again (this time as chair of the Judiciary Committee) in yet another attempt to pass a mandatory verification bill (H.R. 2885). Nor would we see states across the country passing their own immigration enforcement laws -- because the number of illegal aliens would be so small.


NumbersUSA is the nation's top source on records of Members of Congress on immigration since 1989.

Here's the link to our report card on Gingrich's activities on 10 areas of immigration issues:

You will see that he got excellent grades on Border issues and on denying taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens.

But he was terrible on everything else.

On the issue of amnesty, Gingrich acknowledged last night that he voted for the 1986 blanket amnesty which he says was a failure.

But during the 1990s, he showed no signs of learning from the 1986 amnesty failure. Congress passed several more smaller amnesties during the 1990s, primarily hiding them in other bills. Although we find only one instance of Gingrich casting a vote on those amnesties (in favor), we find no sign of Gingrich ever working against them or using his Speakership to stop them.

Despite that record, NumbersUSA earlier upgraded Gingrich's Presidential Grade Card rating on amnesty from "Bad" to "Unhelpful" based on public statements this year. We have been prepared to improve his ratings further if he makes more specific promises.

Our Presidential ratings are not tied totally to past records. What we are most interested in are public promises made during the campaign. Hardly any candidates have totally clean hands on the immigration issue in the past. Nearly all of them have favored corporate lobbyists and foreign workers over American workers and taxpayers at some time. But some have made dramatic improvements in their stances.


Gingrich appeared to taunt Primary voters with the idea that they would lack compassion if they didn't agree with giving some kind of legalization to long-term illegal aliens. It was a bold move on his part, given than he is well aware that Texas Gov. Rick Perry plummeted in the polls after a debate comment that people have no compassion if they don't agree with in-state tuition for young illegal aliens.

Perhaps Gingrich will retreat under attack and note that he was talking about a tiny sliver of the population. After all, how many illegal aliens with families have been here 25 years or more? Not many. Does this mean he wouldn't give his legalization to illegal aliens who have been here 15 years? Or 24 years? Where's the cut-off?

I hope Gingrich does retreat. But his reference to a Krieble Foundation proposal suggests that he is thinking about far more than just 25-year illegal aliens.

"The Krieble Foundation has a very good red card program that says you get to be legal, but you don't get a pass to citizenship. And so there's a way to ultimately end up with a country where there's no more illegality, but you haven't automatically given amnesty to anyone."
-- Newt Gingrich

Krieble has been peddling this idea for years. You may remember conservative darling Rep. Mike Pence from Indiana who a few years ago proposed a type of amnesty that knocked him off his pedestal. That proposal came from Krieble.

Basically, Krieble believes the country has huge labor shortage issues and that the reason we have so many illegal aliens is that we don't provide enough legal ways for foreign workers to get here.

Krieble would allow most illegal aliens to get work visas with various rules, but not citizenship that would allow them to vote for Democrats.

Here's the promotional page for the red cards:

Michelle Bachmann in the debate kept calling Gingrich's proposal an amnesty for most of the 11 million illegal aliens. Gingrich kept protesting that he wasn't talking about everybody. But his reference to Krieble raises big doubts.

The CNN moderator pressed Mitt Romney more than once to acknowledge that Gingrich was right to show compassion to his narrowly defined group of church-going illegal aliens.

Romney maintained a consistency he has shown through all the debates of rejecting any talk of amnesty now.

"Look, amnesty is a magnet. What when we have had in the past, programs that have said that if people who come here illegally are going to get to stay illegally for the rest of their life, that's going to only encourage more people to come here illegally."
-- Mitt Romney

Pressed further if he was saying that Gingrich's compassion is really about amnesty, Romney responded:

"There's no question. But to say that we're going to say to the people who have come here illegally that now you're all going to get to stay or some large number are going to get to stay and become permanent residents of the United States, that will only encourage more people to do the same thing. People respond to incentives. And if you can become a permanent resident of the United States by coming here illegally, you'll do so."
-- Romney

But wouldn't you let the family-loving, church-going illegal aliens who have been here 25 years stay, Romney was asked again.

"I'm not going to start drawing lines here about who gets to stay and who gets to go. The principle is that we are not going to have an amnesty system that says that people who come here illegally get to stay for the rest of their life in this country legally."
-- Romney

Romney went on to say that it was inappropriate in a debate to be sending signals to illegal aliens that certain of them should be rewarded for breaking the law.

Nonetheless, Romney and all the rest of the candidates failed to make the point that the reason illegal immigration must be reversed is to protect American workers and taxpayers.

That void led to a bunch of careless comments by Romney, Santorum and Gingrich about the country's need for highly-skilled immigrants -- indicating that they haven't looked at the unemployment rates for under-30 college grads, or that they don't care.

And that leads to the worst part of Gingrich's attempt to distinguish himself from the other candidates last night. He has rarely acknowledged that immigration policy has any effect on American workers.

To be fair, Gingrich has a mixed record on illegal immigration (despite the terrible blot on his E-Verify record described above). Dr. James Edwards, who wrote a book on the 1996 legislative battle, agrees with my assessment of Gingrich on matters of workplace verification. However, Edwards says that in the Conference Committee where Gingrich was wrestling with the White House, he stood his ground and kept the Clinton Administration from stripping out a number of non-workplace-related enforcement measures against illegal immigration.

In fact, Gingrich earlier this year came out in support of mandatory E-Verify. We have changed his Presidential E-Verify rating from "Abysmal" to "Excellent."

But if Gingrich is going to use some Krieble-type legalization to give most current illegal aliens work permits -- and if he is going to greatly expand guestworker programs for even more foreign workers -- mandatory E-Verify would not end up protecting many jobs for Americans.

During the 1990s on immigration issues, Gingrich represented the interests of the national Republican Establishment. That Establishment was fully behind the Bush amnesty attempts in 2006 and 2007. And that Republican Establishment is advising Republican congressional leaders and candidates today to stay away from anything that would like the bi-partisan immigration legislation of 1996 that would make immigration policy serve the needs and interests of Americans -- especially the most vulnerable of Americans.

Gingrich's salvo last night looks like an appeal for the Republican Establishment's support with hopes that the grassroots won't punish him.


ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA, a non-partisan, non-ideological, immigration-reduction organization

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Posted: 24 Nov 2011 08:59 AM PST
On many levels, the discovery of 23 bodies in three vehicles in central Guadalajara a few hours ago is noteworthy. Guadalajara, Mexico’s No. 2 city, has been largely on the margins of the narco-violence roiling the country. But no longer.
Several specialized web sites focusing on drug violence, most notably Southern Pulse, have been saying that Guadalajara is a new battleground in the drug war. They were right.
At the moment of writing this, the placard left in one of the vehicles with the bodies has not been made public. The vehicles were found near the iconic Millennium Arches that are to Guadalajara what the Gateway Arch is to St. Louis.
A consensus is that Los Zetas have allied with remnants of the Milenio crime group (with deep roots in the area) to make a move into Jalisco state that surrounds Guadalajara. This is a move into territory hither-to controlled by what is generally considered Mexico’s most powerful crime group, the Sinaloa Cartel, also known as the Cartel of the Pacific.
Southern Pulse noted that alliance in late September and concluded: “A major criminal offensive for the city could surface in early November, developing into a protracted battled for the city that will last though the end of the year, and possibly well into 2012.”
Some 10,000 police were deployed around Guadalajara for the Panamerican Games that brought athletes from around the hemisphere. And that delayed open warfare. The police are gone – and now body dumps are here.
Sadly, the mass killing occurred just two days before the inauguration of the 25th Guadalajara International Book Fair, the largest Spanish-language literary event in the hemisphere. The book fair will take place in Expo Guadalajara, the exhibition center on the same Avenida Mariano Otero where the Millennium Arches are. 
Posted: 24 Nov 2011 08:59 AM PST
On many levels, the discovery of 23 bodies in three vehicles in central Guadalajara a few hours ago is noteworthy. Guadalajara, Mexico’s No. 2 city, has been largely on the margins of the narco-violence roiling the country. But no longer.
Several specialized web sites focusing on drug violence, most notably Southern Pulse, have been saying that Guadalajara is a new battleground in the drug war. They were right.
At the moment of writing this, the placard left in one of the vehicles with the bodies has not been made public. The vehicles were found near the iconic Millennium Arches that are to Guadalajara what the Gateway Arch is to St. Louis.
A consensus is that Los Zetas have allied with remnants of the Milenio crime group (with deep roots in the area) to make a move into Jalisco state that surrounds Guadalajara. This is a move into territory hither-to controlled by what is generally considered Mexico’s most powerful crime group, the Sinaloa Cartel, also known as the Cartel of the Pacific.
Southern Pulse noted that alliance in late September and concluded: “A major criminal offensive for the city could surface in early November, developing into a protracted battled for the city that will last though the end of the year, and possibly well into 2012.”
Some 10,000 police were deployed around Guadalajara for the Panamerican Games that brought athletes from around the hemisphere. And that delayed open warfare. The police are gone – and now body dumps are here.
Sadly, the mass killing occurred just two days before the inauguration of the 25th Guadalajara International Book Fair, the largest Spanish-language literary event in the hemisphere. The book fair will take place in Expo Guadalajara, the exhibition center on the same Avenida Mariano Otero where the Millennium Arches are. 
On many levels, the discovery of 23 bodies in three vehicles in central Guadalajara a few hours ago is noteworthy. Guadalajara, Mexico’s No. 2 city, has been largely on the margins of the narco-violence roiling the country. But no longer.
Several specialized web sites focusing on drug violence, most notably Southern Pulse, have been saying that Guadalajara is a new battleground in the drug war. They were right.
At the moment of writing this, the placard left in one of the vehicles with the bodies has not been made public. The vehicles were found near the iconic Millennium Arches that are to Guadalajara what the Gateway Arch is to St. Louis.
A consensus is the exhibition center on the same Avenida Mariano Otero where the Millennium Arches are.


More Than 20 Bodies Found in Guadalajara, Mexico, Official Says
24 Nov 2011 08:59 AM PST
Published November 24, 2011 |
The bound and gagged bodies of 23 men were found before dawn Thursday in the heart of Guadalajara, a sign that full-scale war between drug cartels may have come to the picturesque western city that hosted last month's Pan American Games.
The state prosecutor's office said the men were found in two vans and a pickup truck abandoned near the Milennium Arches, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico's second-largest city.
Best known as the home of mariachi music and tequila, Guadalajara also sits on the main highway running from the methamphetamine-producing state of Michoacan north toward the Pacific Coast state of Sinaloa. In recent months, security officials and analysts have worried that the city could become a target for the Zetas drug cartel, which has been using paramilitary-style tactics and headline-grabbing atrocities in a national push to grab territory from older organized crime groups.
"These acts of barbarism show how the war between cartels, and crime, is getting more brutal," Guadalajara's mayor, Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, told reporters.
A message was found with the bodies in one of the vehicles, said Luis Carlos Najera, public security secretary for the state of Jalisco. He provided no details, but Mexican cartels frequently leave threatening messages with the bodies of their victims as a way of sowing fear and taking credit for their actions.
The 23 bodies were found about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the Expo Guadalajara events center, the site of both Pan Am Games events and the Guadalajara International Book Fair, which opens Saturday and describes itself as the world's most important Spanish-language book fair. The fair's website said it was expecting more than 600,000 visitors from around the world.
Crime in this colonial city of some 1.5 million people was historically dominated by the powerful Sinaloa cartel, but the group's tight grip was shattered by the death of its regional commander, Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, in a shootout with federal police in July 2010.
Guadalajara's murder rate then soared as factions of the cartel known as the New Generation and the Resistance battled to control Coronel's territory and assets. Street battles have left hundreds dead in the city and surrounding areas.
Killing slowed to a trickle during the Oct. 15-30 Pan American Games, which brought a massive influx of police and soldiers. Law-enforcement officials and analysts said they were nonetheless concerned that a Zetas onslaught could be imminent.
Thursday's slaying bears the hallmarks of the Zetas, perhaps working in concert with the Resistance, said Samuel Logan, director of Southern Pulse, a risk-analysis firm specializing in Latin American organized crime.
If the Zetas turn out to be responsible, the Guadalajara attack may be part of a sustained offensive against Sinaloa, he said.
On Wednesday, 17 bodies were found burned in two pickup trucks in a strikingly similar attack in Sinaloa, the home state of the eponymous cartel. Twelve of the bodies were in the back of one truck, some of them handcuffed and wearing bulletproof vests.
"I think the location is significant, that points in the direction of the Zetas," Logan said, although he cautioned that another cartel may well turn out to be have been responsible. "Maybe the Zetas pushing into Guadalajara creates the next major battlefront ... If it was the Zetas, they're going to continue pushing."
Responding to a reporter's question, Najera told the Televisa television network that he believed the recent calm in Guadalajara was the result of an increase in security and not because drug cartels had struck a truce with each other during the games.
He declined to comment on the possible motives for the slayings, saying only that investigators had "various hypotheses."

Opinion | Dirty jobs don't have to be lousy jobs | Seattle Times Newspaper

Opinion Dirty jobs don't have to be lousy jobs Seattle Times Newspaper


Troops reach out for help feeding their families

By , Published: November 23

Hundreds of financially strained military families in the Washington area are lining up for turkeys and free groceries this holiday season, depending on the USO to help put food on the table.
The USO of Metropolitan Washington, the organization’s largest national chapter, has launched food pantries at Fort Meade and Fort Belvoir this year and is planning mobile pantries at other installations. This Thanksgiving, the USO had to cap its annual “turkeys for troops” giveaway at 1,400 families, up from 150 before the economic downturn, a USO spokesman said.
Although military pay is at an all-time high, the stress of the recession and high unemployment among troops’ spouses have sparked a need among active-duty and reservist families, say the USO and other nonprofit groups that help the military. Bread lines have become an unlikely sight on and around military bases.
“It’s like a hidden world,” said Army wife Amy King, 36, who lives at Fort Belvoir. “People automatically assume because we are in the military we have it good, with everything given to us. They don’t understand we have to struggle just like everybody else does.”
Lynn Brantley, president and chief executive of the Capital Area Food Bank, said that her organization decided to reach out to local military families last year after getting desperate calls from soldiers on its emergency hunger hotline. Overall, calls for help to the hotline are up 27 percent this year from last year, Brantley said.
In teaming with the USO, the food bank, the Washington region’s central resource for food for 700 agencies, distributes 6,000 to 8,000 pounds of fresh produce and other items to about 300 families at Fort Belvoir once a month. Some people stand in line for hours beforehand, camping out on lawn chairs and blankets.
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, military pay has risen faster than pay in the private sector — by 42 percent, compared with 32 percent, according to the Defense Department. In some ways, soldiers, who get good medical benefits and housing allowances, have been more insulated from the poor economy than the general public.
But spouses of relocating troops have had trouble finding jobs; the 26 percent unemployment rate for military spouses is more than twice the national average. Others have quit jobs to stay at home with children when their spouses are deployed. Some National Guard members and reservists have returned to find their positions eliminated, or they lost chances at promotions after multiple deployments.
The strain is beginning to show. Service members and their families, including veterans, retirees and reservists, have used $88 million in food stamps at U.S. commissaries this year, according to the Defense Commissary Agency. That is triple the amount used before the recession.
“We’ve been at war for 10 years, and our families have felt the pressure of having a loved one overseas,” said Barbara Thompson, director of the Defense Department’s Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth. “I think we are a reflection of the American society at large. Just as people in American society have issues with credit and debt, our families have that, too.”
In 2007, King’s husband, decorated Army medic Jermaine King, 37, patrolled the streets of southern Baghdad at the height of that country’s sectarian violence, risking his life to treat fellow soldiers injured by sniper fire and roadside bombs. But on a recent balmy afternoon at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, King waited in line with 240 active-duty families for free Thanksgiving groceries.
Amy King is disabled and unable to work, and supporting the family of five on her husband’s base salary of $29,000 can be tough, despite living on the base in subsidized housing. The Kings said they were grateful for the bag packed with canned vegetables, boxed stuffing, mashed potatoes and a gift card for a turkey.
“It’s difficult for everybody these days,” said Jermaine King, a sergeant. “It’s tough.”
Other nonprofit groups that work with military families are also seeing rising need. Requests for food assistance have doubled in the past two years at Operation Homefront, a national group based in San Antonio.
Jennifer Cernoch, executive director of the group’s Texas chapter, said that military wives at Fort Hood stayed up past midnight one day this month to try to be the first to register online for the operation’s holiday turkey giveaway. The list for 450 was filled in about an hour. The group also installed a food pantry two years ago, something officials never thought they’d have to do.
“I had a couple of weeks ago a wounded warrior, who was a single father applying for assistance,” Cernoch said. “I asked him if he needed food, and he said, ‘I think we can make it.’ Then his son came in, and I asked, ‘Are you guys okay?’ and he said, ‘It’s okay, ma’am, we can eat ramen again tonight.”
Many soldiers are too ashamed to ask for help, Brantley said. “They don’t want to be a burden to society, and that’s especially true of the military,” she said. “They feel they should be able to take care of themselves . . . the ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality.”
This summer, the Defense Department took steps to help some of the families with an effort to link spouses with private sector employment, Thompson said. It has resulted in 8,000 hires.
The high cost of living in the Washington area adds to the burden for local military families, experts say. The region has the eighth-highest cost of living in the United States, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research, which tracks the index quarterly.
Mary Ann Jones, 22, the pregnant wife of a Marine lance corporal, said that the high cost of food makes her dread going to the grocery store. She and her husband, Matthew Jones, have been losing sleep, wondering how they are going to make it on his $22,000-a-year salary when the baby arrives in March, she said.
Mary Ann had to quit her job as a clerk because of pregnancy complications and said she is pessimistic about her chances of finding other work. The couple make do with a monthly free box of groceries for military families from an aid organization in Stafford County and picked up a holiday bag at the USO giveaway.
“We’re taking it as it goes. At least I am,” said Matthew Jones, 24, a military police officer. “If it comes down to it, and they have to eat first, I’m happy.”

Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty - ANOTHER CORRUPT POL SELLS OUT FOR ILLEGALS' VOTES!

Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty







 “When these guys come out of Compton — when they do their rape, rob, and pillage in the rest of the county because they’ve maximized what they can get in Compton — they’re going to come to other cities.”

“I know that many aliens who come here to work want to remain here, yet all too many come to the United States with a "looter" philosophy, giving the lawful immigrants who want to share in the “American Dream” a bad reputation.”




“I know that many aliens who come here to work want to remain here, yet all too many come to the United States with a "looter" philosophy, giving the lawful immigrants who want to share in the “American Dream” a bad reputation.” Recently I wrote a commentary about the movement of cash out of the United States through remittances and other methods by illegal aliens who came here with the single-minded focus of securing illegal employment to send money home to assist their family members. The amounts of money that are consequently drained from our economy are huge and do not include the other costs our nation incurs because of the 40 million illegal aliens who are estimated to be residing and working in our country illegally. This article, originally published in the Christian Science Monitor, focuses on the impact of the reduction in the value of the dollar on the illegal aliens who are draining billions of dollars out of our nation's economy – but nothing is said about the impact of this loss of money on the economy of the United States and on the ability of the average American to meet his expenses. So-called "man in the street" interviews of lottery ticket purchasers (that broadcast journalists frequently conduct when lottery jackpots soar into the stratosphere) often include a person with a distinctive foreign accent (not necessary Spanish) and the question is asked, "If you win the $120 million prize what will you do?" In so many of those cases, the answer is quick and to the point, "I am going home to my country!" In my former INS experience, it was not uncommon for the illegal aliens I arrested to make it clear that they were here for one purpose: to make as much money as possible as quickly as possible and send it all home. I know that many aliens who come here to work want to remain here, yet all too many come to the United States with a "looter" philosophy, giving the lawful immigrants who want to share in the “American Dream” a bad reputation. Part of the problem is that the relationship that businesses have with the United States is one of greed. These companies couldn't care less about the damage that they do to this country or the average working American. They are happy to exploit the illegal aliens and in so doing, get a lucrative piece of the action. And the bankers and money wire services like Western Union have become the silent partners of the illegal aliens. Of course, if the American dollar plummets far enough many illegal aliens will probably just head home, leaving this country in financial disarray. But when you read about the amounts of money being sent out of the United States that is lost to our economy, you must realize that the money you are reading about is not being earned by Americans or by lawful immigrants, because they have been displaced by illegal aliens who are willing to work for substandard wages. Unfortunately, Congress has just passed what has been billed as an "Economic Stimulus Package." This bill will undoubtedly be signed into law by the President and will call for taxpayers to be mailed one-time rebate checks that (it is hoped) will be used to spend on consumer goods that – get this – for the most part are not even produced in the United States. A large part of the problem we are having right now is that Americans are not saving enough money. Our citizens have been cashing in the value of their homes with second mortgages and huge credit card debts and now, the value of most of those houses has fallen into the basement! There is an utter lack of fiscal responsibility in abundant evidence in Washington and around kitchen tables across the United States and meanwhile, the front runners in the Presidential elections are eager to provide amnesty and thus more incentives for still more illegal aliens to drain still more money out of our economy. They will do this through remittances and other means of sending money back home. They will do this when they show up in the emergency rooms of hospitals across our nation demanding medical treatment without medical insurance. The criminal element of this massive influx of illegal aliens will injure and kill more victims in our country, destroying lives and the lives of family members of the victims of those crimes. Some of the crimes will also result in property losses and in fraud. Identity theft is the fastest growing white collar crime in America today and is often motivated by organized rings that sell these stolen identities to illegal aliens seeking illegal employment. The Congressional Budget Office has recently done a study that concludes that contrary to the assertions of the open borders / pro-amnesty crowd, illegal aliens represent a net drain on the economy. Finally, the attacks of September 11, 2001, in addition to the death and destruction they wrought, hammered our economy and the economies of other countries. Trade suffered, travel and tourism suffered – yet the travel and hospitality industries are pushing a program known as "Discover America" wherein they are attempting to have the United States government expand the Visa Waiver Program beyond the current 27 participating countries to as many as 39 countries.


In the end, the United States and its working poor and middle class that is shouldering the greatest burden of the open borders and cash movement mess. Interestingly, with all of the interviews that were conducted in the article linked above, not a single interview was conducted to find out what the impact of the decline of the dollar has had on the average American family. ................


By Megan Garvey Times Staff Writer

December 12, 2005

It’s now happening all over the country! Gang-related homicides are up more than 30% this year in areas under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, but the department's countywide gang enforcement team is substantially smaller than it was three years ago and remains chronically understaffed.For many years the department dealt with significantly less gang crime than police in the city of Los Angeles. No more. At least half of the homicides in sheriff's territories are now gang killings, about the same level as in the city. Statewide, gang violence accounts for about 16% of all homicides.This year, while gang homicides rose sharply in a few small areas patrolled by the sheriff — Compton, East Los Angeles and unincorporated neighborhoods bordering Watts — Operation Safe Streets, the department's anti-gang unit, lacked flexibility to move specially trained personnel out of lower-crime areas and into communities with soaring gang killings, according to its head of operations.In an interview Friday, Baca seemed surprised that gang homicides were up substantially — 210 as of late last week, compared with 164 for the same period last year — but said he needs more personnel to deal with gang crime."We are doing our best with what we have and we don't have enough," he said. "If you doubled what we have, we don't have enough."Baca is promoting a quarter-cent sales tax earmarked for gang intervention and enforcement, which he hopes to get on the ballot next year. Such a tax would generate about $280 million annually for law enforcement agencies in L.A. County, he said. For the time being, Baca said, shifting resources is not the answer because it might suppress crime in one area at the cost of allowing it to increase elsewhere."What one has to understand is the nature of policing gangs," Baca said. "There are over 100-plus active violent gangs in Los Angeles County, and you have 100 holes in the dike and the problem is you only have so many plugs. If you pull one plug in an area where you've plugged up the violence, will it pour out there again?"The department's difficulties responding to the increased rate of killing underscore two of the biggest problems the Sheriff's Department faces: It is seriously understaffed, with nearly 1,000 fewer deputies overall than the 9,500 authorized, and its political structure works against assigning available deputies based on the worst crime problems.The Sheriff's Department patrols unincorporated areas of the county and 41 cities that contract with the department for policing. Cities pay for a specific number of deputies each year and, if they can afford it, may add personnel and specialized teams as needed. Baca said about 55% of his deputies work under city contracts.The gang unit is one of several specialized teams that work countywide for all residents, allowing the sheriff discretion — in theory, at least — in their deployment. But because the department serves an area with 2.6 million residents over 4,000 square miles, distribution of limited resources is challenging. Capt. Mike Ford, who runs Operation Safe Streets and is Rifkin's boss, noted that although other areas have fewer homicides than Compton, gang crime is quite real to people who live in those areas."The reality is we work for the people who live there, and no one likes to deal with graffiti or drug dealing," he said, adding that he would be reluctant to withdraw officers from other areas, even if that were politically possible.But some gang crime experts warn that the department's approach to distributing its deputies could allow crime to spread."If 50% or more of your murders are gang-related, it looks to me like you ought to have a lot of resources doing that," said Wes McBride, president of the Assn. of California Gang Investigators


"When these guys come out of Compton — when they do their rape, rob and pillage in the rest of the county because they've maximized what they can get in Compton — they're going to come to other cities," said McBride, who headed Operation Safe Streets before retiring in 2002.Sheriff's officials count a crime as gang-related only if it is directly tied to gang activity. If the wife of a gang member is killed by her husband in a domestic dispute, for example, it is not counted as a gang crime. If she is killed to stop her from telling authorities about the gang, it is.The rise in gang violence in Compton, as well as in East Los Angeles and areas bordering southeast Los Angeles, has pushed up overall homicides for the Sheriff's Department. With three weeks remaining in 2005, homicides of all types in county areas and in cities that contract with the Sheriff's Department total 395, passing last year's 392.By contrast, although the city of Los Angeles continues to record more homicides than the county, its total has fallen and is on track to be at its lowest in half a dozen years. As of the end of October, the LAPD reported a 15% decline in gang homicides over the same period last year, 216 compared with 255.Ford said gang suppression and investigation remain top priorities for the department. "The question," he said, "is how many resources do you have?"Through late last week, Compton had 68 gang-related homicides, up from 42 for all of last year. The nearby territory bordering southeast Los Angeles, patrolled by the Century sheriff's station, had 57 gang-related homicides, up from 37 in 2004.Together, the two areas account for nearly 60% of the county's gang-related homicides, Sheriff's Department statistics show. Yet about a quarter of available gang investigators are assigned to those areas. In addition, each shares a gang suppression team with a neighboring station, a move made last year by Ford when, he said, insufficient staff made regional teams necessary. Ten gang suppression deputies and a sergeant are assigned to the Compton-Carson area, where there have been 72 gang homicides this year. Another team of 11 serves Century and Lennox stations, which account for 70 gang killings.In comparison, the Palmdale and Lancaster area also has a team of 11 gang suppression officers, two paid under Lancaster's contract. That area has had 13 gang-related homicides this year.The sheriff made no move to shift gang officers to Compton when violence shot upward there early this year. At Century station, where a specific gang war was identified, a task force was formed, but the gang unit was not expanded.Another problem area has been East Los Angeles, which has had 20 gang-related homicides this year, up from 11 for each of the previous two years. In that area, too, the number of gang enforcement personnel has not been increased.The need for a larger gang enforcement team is widely acknowledged. McBride, who spent nearly three decades as a gang specialist in the Sheriff's Department, estimated that Compton's gang problem alone would justify 50 gang suppression officers and a team of 10 to 15 investigators.Ford and other gang experts caution that simply moving deputies to a hot spot might not have much impact. Effective gang officers, they note, develop sources on the street over time.Compton's level of gang activity, for instance, complicates law enforcement efforts to get intelligence and also makes it harder to target any one area to significantly reduce criminal activity, sheriff's officials said.The city, which covers 10 square miles and has about 96,000 residents, has at least 10 active and violent street gangs, as well as numerous other crews, said Percy Perrodin, the city's former deputy police chief and brother of Mayor Eric Perrodin."You're talking about a very complex gang situation," said Cheryl Maxson, a UC Irvine professor who studies street gangs.By mid-2005, Compton had as many homicides as all of 2004, but city officials said there were no additional funds to add to the 72 deputies who patrol the city."People need to realize that Compton's problems won't stay in Compton. Absolutely, they ought to be concerned about what's happening, and they ought to help," he said. "We give foreign aid to other countries so they won't fall apart. How about some domestic aid?"COMPTON’S PROBLEMS WON’T STAY IN COMPTON.... NO, THEY’RE ALL OVER THE 50 STATES NOW


U.S. efforts to find and deport illegal immigrants are overwhelmed by sheer numbers and hampered by public agencies working at cross-purposes. The $2 billion spent each year has little measurable effect on either crime or immigration. Most people deported say they intend to return to the U.S. – and many do. Criminals have less trouble returning than most.”
“83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens. 86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens. 75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens. 24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally 40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.”

Four in 10 homicides in California are gang-related, Harris said. Those cases also account for 80% of the state's effort to relocate witnesses whose lives are in danger because of their cooperation with law enforcement, she said.
Dozens of Central Valley gang leaders arrested in one-day sweep
By Maura Dolan
2:52 PM PDT, June 8, 2011
Police arrested 75 alleged gang leaders Tuesday in a one-day sweep in the Central Valley for offenses including attempted murder and drug trafficking, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday.

The raids, which involved helicopters and canine units, occurred at 50 locations in the cities of Madera, Los Banos, Livingston, Merced, Atwater and Dos Palos as part of the Operation Red Zone crackdown, Harris said.

It was aimed at "ruthless" and "lethal" gang leaders associated with Nuestra Familia, which was started at Folsom State Prison in 1968 and continues to be run out of the state prison system, Harris said. Nuestra Familia controls most of the Nortenos street gangs in Central California and has ties to Mexican drug cartels, according to law enforcement officials.

Growing gang violence in the Central Valley has threatened small farm communities and spawned efforts to keep young people from being recruited.

"Their conduct was terrorizing this community," Harris said at a news conference with other law enforcement officials in Los Banos, "and by extension, their conduct was bleeding through the whole state of California."

Agents from 16 local, state and federal agencies seized more than a dozen firearms, including five assault rifles; methamphetamine; marijuana plants; crack cocaine; and more than $64,000 in cash in the sweeps, authorities said.

Law enforcement officials conceded that the arrests may provoke rival gangs to expand and noted that such sweeps in the past have driven the violence from one community to another.

The operation began in August 2010 when state law enforcement officials discovered that members of Nuestra Familia, largely driven out of Salinas in earlier sweeps, had set up shop in Madera, Merced and other Central Valley cities.

Four in 10 homicides in California are gang-related, Harris said. Those cases also account for 80% of the state's effort to relocate witnesses whose lives are in danger because of their cooperation with law enforcement, she said.

The sweeps this week brought the total number of arrests in the operation to 101 and stemmed from surveillance by the attorney general's Fresno Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, which tracked the daily movements of suspected gang leaders, Harris said. Among those arrested were two senior Nuestra Familia regiment commanders, she said.

Lou Dobbs Tonight    
And there are some 800,000 gang members in this country: That’s more than the combined number of troops in our Army and Marine Corps. These gangs have become one of the principle ways to import and distribute drugs in the United States. Congressman David Reichert joins Lou to tell us why those gangs are growing larger and stronger, and why he’s introduced legislation to eliminate the top three international drug gangs.
“What we're seeing is our Congress and national leadership dismantling our laws by not enforcing them. Lawlessness becomes the norm, just like Third World corruption. Illegal aliens now have more rights and privileges than Americans. If you are an illegal alien, you can drive a car without a driver's license or insurance. You may obtain medical care without paying. You may work without paying taxes. Your children enjoy free education at the expense of taxpaying Americans.”

206 Most wanted criminals in Los Angeles. Out of 206 criminals--183 are hispanic---171 of those are wanted for Murder.

Why do Americans still protect the illegals??


8 Alleged Gang Members Arrested For Kidnap And Rape For 2 Teen Girls Did you know illegals kill 12 Americans a day? FBI Crime Statistics - Crimes committed by illegals.

Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who authorities said was born in San Diego, was wanted on suspicion of killing rivals — allegedly beheading some — as part of his work for a violent drug-trafficking cartel.

The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave

Heather Mac Donald

Some of the most violent criminals at large today are illegal aliens. Yet in cities where the crime these aliens commit is highest, the police cannot use the most obvious tool to apprehend them: their immigration status. In Los Angeles, for example, dozens of members of a ruthless Salvadoran prison gang have sneaked back into town after having been deported for such crimes as murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and drug trafficking. Police officers know who they are and know that their mere presence in the country is a felony. Yet should a cop arrest an illegal gangbanger for felonious reentry, it is he who will be treated as a criminal, for violating the LAPD’s rule against enforcing immigration law.

The LAPD’s ban on immigration enforcement mirrors bans in immigrant-saturated cities around the country, from New York and Chicago to San Diego, Austin, and Houston. These “sanctuary
policies” generally prohibit city employees, including the cops, from reporting immigration violations to federal authorities.

8 Alleged Gang Members Arrested For Kidnap And Rape For 2 Teen Girls
June 7, 2011 5:49 AM

SANTA PAULA (CBS) — Eight alleged gang members will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon for several sex crimes after police say they used social media websites to kidnap and rape young girls.
Seven adults and one juvenile will be arraigned at 1:30p.m. in Ventura County court on charges ranging from rape, conspiracy, child abuse, sexual battery by restraint and parole violations. The suspects, arrested Friday, were identified as Carlos Ek, 22; Esteban Oseguera, 18; Isaac Ek, 19; Joseph Sandoval, 18; Jonathan Gaona, 19; Dion Mendoza, 19; Adrian Garcia, 19, and a juvenile, all of Santa Paula.



Four in 10 homicides in California are gang-related, Harris said. Those cases also account for 80% of the state's effort to relocate witnesses whose lives are in danger because of their cooperation with law enforcement, she said.

CALIFORNIA - How One State Surrendered to LA RAZA SUPREMACY



SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
California's Accelerating Demise

The end is nearing, and it's not that far away anymore. Oh, make no mistake, California will still be here, but very shortly, it won't be much like anything that people who have lived here for awhile have known.

The culture, the quality of life, pristine environment, and enviable public school systems are rapidly being segregated into ever-shrinking areas of affluence.

Anyone who has read this blog knows that the focus here is on illegal immigration.  Is the presence of people who are unlawfully in the country the only thing that has led to the Golden State's desperate financial and demographic situation, however? Clearly, no. There's been plenty of irresponsible spending by California politicians that is, at most, only marginally related to the millions of the undocumented who have set up house here.

Still, you can't escape the facts; facts that are so plain and obvious that one doesn't need to hold an MBA degree to see that much of California's economic ruin has resulted from nearly unfettered unlawful immigration from Latin America. We're rapidly absorbing the poorest and least educated that countries in that area of the world gladly send north, and the bills for having done this are coming due. California's illegal alien and anchor baby population is well over twice the size of any other state's, and not surprisingly, our state's budget deficit is also over twice the size of any other state's.

When you lack money, you borrow. California certainly has, out the yin yang. In fact, California is so far in debt that its credit rating is the lowest of all 50 states.  And when you can't borrow anymore, you do without.  California is ...

Because we have been so busy building public schools (among other things) to keep up with an exploding Hispanic population, and repeatedly raising public school teachers' compensation to convince educators to work in dreary academic conditions surrounded by limited-English learners and street criminals, we essentially stopped constructing prisons. Well the illegal alien children, and the offspring of current and former illegal aliens, who now make up the bulk of public school students here, have been graduating at rates below 50%.

Where does a person with little education, who has been raised in a family where skirting laws is everyday conduct, commonly wind up?  You guessed it.  Over half of the people in California jails and prisons are current and former illegal aliens, and their children.  In fact, we have so many illegals and anchor babies that our "gray bar hotels" are stuffed.  Jam-packed to the degree that the Supreme Court recently ruled they violate 8th Amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment
OK, so just build more prisons, right?  Sure ... with what money?  We already spent it on teachers, free public school breakfasts and lunches, new grade school campuses, discounted college tuition for illegal aliens, and prison guards who watch over our growing population of people who didn't seem to benefit from the money we've been laying out to educate/babysit them.

The bottom line: California will be releasing tens of thousands of convicts because government officials don't have any other choice.

Therefore, when we say the Golden State "won't be much like anything that people who have lived here for awhile have known," that isn't hyperbole or agenda motivated exaggeration. It's simply reality. The most basic function of government is to protect people and property. California's government increasingly can't because the money is all gone, and so are many of the citizen taxpayers who never wanted any part of this grand liberal immigration experiment and politically correct nonsense, to begin with.

A video concerning the exodus of middle class taxpayers from California:

* They claim all of North America for Mexico!

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, February 11, 2008
In California, League of United Latin American Citizens has adopted a resolution to declare "California Del Norte" a sanctuary zone for immigrants. The declaration urges the Mexican government to invoke its rights under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo "to seek third‑nation neutral arbitration of disputes concerning immigration laws and their enforcement." We’ll have the story.


“So what about California? The economic well-being of many metropolitan areas in the Golden State has been sinking precipitously since 2006. This year, three California regions--Oakland, Sacramento and San Bernardino-Riverside--have sunk down into the bottom 10 on the large cities list. That's a phenomenon we've never seen before--and never expected to see.” FORBES
California Broke, Thanks Mexico
Author: Dennis Wagner

Published: October 7, 2009

In hosting America’s largest population of illegal immigrants, California bears a huge cost to provide basic human services for this fast growing, low-income segment of its population. A new study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) examines the costs of education, health care and incarceration of illegal aliens, and concludes that the costs to Californians is $10.5 billion per year.

Among the key finding of the report are that the state’s already struggling K-12 education system spends approximately $7.7 billion a year to school
the children of illegal aliens who now constitute 15 percent of the student body. Another $1.4 billion of the taxpayers’ money goes toward providing
health care to illegal aliens and their families, the same amount that is spent incarcerating illegal aliens criminals.

“California’s addiction to ‘cheap’ illegal alien labor is bankrupting the state and posing enormous burdens on the state’s shrinking middle class tax base,”
stated Dan Stein, President of FAIR. “Most Californians, who have seen their taxes increase while public services deteriorate, already know the impact that
mass illegal immigration is having on their communities, but even they may be shocked when they learn just how much of a drain illegal immigration has become.”
The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Californians focuses on three specific program areas because those were the costs examined by researchers from the Urban Institute in 1994.
Looking at the costs of education, health care and incarceration for illegal aliens in 1994, the Urban Institute estimated that California was subsidizing illegal immigrants to the
tune of about $1.1 billion. The enormous rise in the costs of illegal immigrants over the intervening ten years is due to the rapid growth in illegal residents. It is reasonable to
expect those costs to continue to soar if action is not taken to turn the tide.

“Nineteen ninety-four was the same year that California voters rebelled and overwhelmingly passed Proposition 187, which sought to limit liability for mass illegal immigration.
Since then, state and local governments have blatantly ignored the wishes of the voters and continued to shell out publicly financed benefits on illegal aliens,” said Stein.
“Predictably, the costs of illegal immigration have grown geometrically, while the state has spiraled into a fiscal crisis that has brought it near bankruptcy.
“Nothing could more starkly illustrate the very high costs of ‘cheap labor’ than California’s current situation,” continued Stein. “A small number of
powerful interests in the state reap the benefits, while the average native-born family in California gets handed a nearly $1,200 a year bill.”
1. It is ILLEGAL to be here without proper papers ( citzenship or work permits )....if they are here breaking the law to get do we expect them to obey the law when they are here?

2. 68% of all housed inmates in California prison's are illegal latinos costing the state approximately 14 billion per year to keep locked up.

3 47 % of all child molestation cases last year were from illegal aliens. "In those instances, the illegal immigrants typically gained access to the victims after having worked as a day laborer at or near the victims' homes," she says. "Victims ranged in age from 1 year old to 13 years old, with the average age being 6."

4. 617, or 41 %, were sexual homicides and serial murders by illegal aliens. "The murders were the worst of the sex crimes and were especially vicious. The most common method was for an offender to break into a residence and ambush his victims. Not only were victims raped, but some (6%) were mutilated. The crime scenes were very bloody, expressing intense, angry perpetrator personalities. Specifically, most victims were blitzed, rendered incapable of fighting back, and then raped and murdered. The most common method of killing was bludgeoning, followed by stabbing. Caucasians were more likely to become victims of sexual homicide committed by illegal immigrants. Hispanics were second, and African Americans were third."

5. Schurman-Kauflin states that the illegal alien population includes 240,000 sex offenders – a "conservative estimate," she says. She goes on to say, "This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day." She points out the 1,500 offenders in her study had a total of 5,999 victims, an average of four victims for each sex offender and says, "This places the estimate for victimization numbers around 960,000 for the 88 months examined in this study."

6. The Schurman-Kauflin study noted that "Nearly 63% of the offenders had been deported on another offense prior to the sex crime." Note the word "deported," something that often comes up when we are talking about the crimes committed by illegal aliens. That means they were once removed from the country but came back in again to commit the crime! In this case, lack of any serious border security allowed the additional crime to happen – an additional 82,473 sex crimes – per year!

7. "Illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes first cross the U.S. border illegally. Then they gradually commit worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported. Those who were deported simply returned illegally again. Only 2% of the offenders in this study has no history of criminal behavior, beyond crossing the border illegally. There is a clear pattern of criminal escalation. From misdemeanors such as assault or DUI, to drug offenses, illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes break U.S. laws repeatedly. They are highly mobile, work in low skilled jobs with their hands, use drugs and alcohol, are generally promiscuous, have little family stability, and choose victims who are easy to attack. Their attacks are particularly brutal, and they use a hands-on method of controlling and/or killing their victims."

8, "Women and girls are trafficked from many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Mexico is the number one source for young female sex slaves in North America. Tlaxcala, in Central Mexico serves as a hotbed for slave traders. Young women and girls are abducted, tricked, and sometimes sold by poor families into a caged life. Highly prized are 12 year old girls sneaking across the border into the United States. The girls are grabbed by Los Lenones, aka pimps, and dragged to unfamiliar areas where they are ‘broken in.' It is well known that this often occurs in Mexico. The initiation process entails 20-30 men per day having brutal sex with the girls and women. Victims are beaten, drugged, and repeatedly raped until their wills are broken. It is then that the sale is possible.

9, "Recently an outbreak of hepatitis traced to Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant, in Pennsylvania was inexplicably traced to contaminated green onions, not the most obvious cause, undocumented food workers who harbored Hepatitis. For the most part, Hepatitis is a blood-borne, not a food-borne disease. The Hepatitis outbreak infected over 650 individuals, caused 9,000 Americans to undergo immune globulin shots, and killed 4 people.
If Americans found out restaurants can commonly infect their customers from food workers, it would be a serious blow to the restaurant industry. Better blame the green onions. Let's concede the onions, grown in Mexico, were contaminated from fecal material containing Hepatitis. Did all the green onions imported from Mexico end up in one single restaurant? There were no other outbreaks of Hepatitis anywhere elsewhere from green onions. There were 13 mexican restaurant workers who had Hepatitis. They were the likely source of the transmitted infection.

All these diseases and pathogens, and a plethora of others that are not endemic to the US, are being brought in by unscreened illegal aliens who then spread them to an unsuspecting population. These diseases will give you something to think about the next time you are eating at a restaurant with the grunt work being done by illegal aliens who didn't have medical screening before preparing and handling your food.

10. However, the direct cost of educating the children of illegal aliens is somewhere between $29 and $35 BILLION dollars a year. You can add in another billion or two for the costs of supplemental feeding programs and other welfare benefits administered through the schools but which are off the "education costs" in the school budgets.

Most illegal aliens are working in lower paying jobs are often sharing houses and apartments with other families. Most pay little or no state or federal income taxes and, because they have low incomes and frugal lifestyles, they pay little sales taxes as well. The local and state taxes illegal aliens pay, comes no where near paying for the education costs of their children. The difference is picked up by the tax paying public. Since many localities fund public schools through real estate taxes, this often means escalating taxes which put an enormous burden on elderly home owners living on fixed incomes.

11. Digressing for a moment, what the hell was a convicted, illegal alien sex offender even doing out of jail or not immediately deported – even if 63% do come right back - let alone roaming around the neighborhoods while on a registry! Has the judicial system in this country gone insane?

In any case, Operation Predator began on July 9, 2003, and resulted in 6,085 child predator arrests throughout the country - an average of roughly 250 arrests per month and eight arrests per day. While arrests have been made in every state, the most have occurred in these states: Arizona (207), California (1,578), Florida (255), Illinois (282), Michigan (153), Minnesota (190), New Jersey (423), New York (367), Oregon (148) and Texas (545).

While Operation Predator was a noble effort and ICE is to be commended, it only made a small dent in the criminal activity and number of horrific crimes being committed by illegal alien child sexual predators.

12. An article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated that Mexicans living in the U.S. send between $6 and $8 billion back to their families every year, making them the third-biggest legitimate force in the Mexican economy, after oil and tourism. Additionally, US taxpayers pay for all the direct and indirect costs of "housing" the Mexican illegal aliens. In essence, it's an unofficial form of foreign aide. Mexico isn't about to control its borders, since Mexicans fleeing their country for work in the U.S. send plenty of money back to their own country.

While the $6-8 billion number is often quoted, a fairly recent story in The Brownsville Herald, Banks seek stake in billions sent home, notes that some estimates place the amount of dollars going south in 2006 will be $45 Billion, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004.

Regardless of the amount, all that money is leaving the US economy and not creating additional job opportunities here. Additionally, all that money represents jobs Americans used to have.

13. "All the research suggests that the reason illegal aliens create large fiscal [deficits] for the country is not their legal status, but rather their educational attainment. Sixty percent of illegals are thought not to have even a high school education, another twenty percent, a high school education only. All the research suggests that people with relatively little education make relatively little money in the modern American economy ...[As] a consequence, they tend to pay relatively little in taxes, even if they are legal and on the books.
At the same time, [these individuals] tend to use a fair amount in public services, reflecting their lower incomes. I estimate illegals pay about $16 billion a year to the Federal Government in taxes ... the difference between what they pay in taxes and use in services is about $10 billion. So right now the net drain on the Federal Government alone from illegal families is about $10 billion. If we began to legalize [these individuals] and they began to pay taxes and use services like legal immigrants with the same level of education, the net fiscal drain would roughly triple to nearly $30 billion."

14. The United States currently has one of the lowest rates of TB in the world. Mexico has 10 times the rate and killing over 400,000 in mexico each year.

15. Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis), endemic to South and Central America, is spread by infected triatomine bugs, known as the "kissing bugs," that bite people. It was unknown in the United States until fairly recently. It is now estimated that between 100,000 and 500,000 people in the US have Chagas Disease. Who is infected? Mostly illegal aliens.

Since Chagas Disease is basically unknown outside of the illegal alien community most doctors won't recognize it and the blood supply just started being screened for it. Most cases of Chagas Disease that occur in patients other than illegal aliens are thought to be contracted from tainted blood – blood sold by illegal aliens with Chagas Disease before the blood supply started being tested for it as of August of 2006.

16. HIV The number of illegal Mexican and Central American immigrants with HIV or AIDS is unknown, mostly because researchers rarely ask about immigration status. However, it is known that the rate of HIV infection among Latino women in California is about twice the rate of white women. At one free California health clinic, all of the women that had HIV or AIDS were Mexican or Central American "immigrants."

17. To make matters worse, in excess of 7,000 new cases of leprosy have been diagnosed in the U.S. in the past three years. As the “Silent Invasion” report concludes, “illegal alien immigrants from Brazil and up through Mexico have fueled the resurgence into the United States.”

18. Malaria was eradicated from the USA in the 1940s but recently there were outbreaks in southern California, New Jersey, New York City, and Houston. Additionally, Malaria tainted blood has been discovered in the blood supply donated by latinos.

19. In 2006 , 21,807 of the 39,537 people, 54.3%, arrested on DUI charges in california. were Hispanic.
The article goes on, "When crashes occur, it is not uncommon for Hispanic drivers – often intoxicated and unlicensed – to flee before troopers arrive. According to State Police records, about a third of accidents involving migrant workers are hit-and-run. State Trooper Koushel said migrants often cannot be conclusively identified when they're stopped for a violation or involved in an accident." "Many", he said, "are illegal aliens who carry fake or invalid driver's licenses". "Because of that", he said, "many fail to show up in court. It's almost like writing a ticket to a ghost."

20. How many hit and run accidents are there and what is the participation of illegal aliens? As reported by Deadly Roads, as of December 29, there were 1,544 killed and 105,078 injured in hit and run accidents in 2006 in the state of california.