Friday, January 6, 2012


Why has there Been a Heightened Focus in the South on Legislation to Combat Illegal Immigration?


Mexifornia: SHATTERING OF AN AMERICAN DREAM (illegals call it their DREAM ACT)




One tragic thing about this book is that it was written in 2003. Since then the
Mexican occupation has doubled. Welfare to illegals is up to $20 BILLION in
California. Welfare to illegals in sanctuary city Los Angeles is past $600
million per year, while Mexican gangs murder all over the state. Yet the
lifer-politicians continue to fight for open borders, more perks for illegals,
and their illegal votes!


"Victor Davis Hanson brings a lifetime of experience in California's
Central Valley to this indictment of multiculturalism and mass
immigration." -- Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies


If you don't understand something or disagree with a concept then the best way
to conceal your ignorance or discredit the idea is to call it
"racist". Dr. Hanson did not have to go very far out on a limb to
make the point that non assimilation of Chicanos to American culture is
divisive and destructive - and that it is the new immigrant that is failing to
adapt. Great book, on point and very timely.
*Starred Review*

Classics professor Hanson is also, like generations of his family before him, a
fruit farmer in California's central valley. He has employed immigrants, seen
them flood his community during the last 30 years of mass flight from Mexico,
and endured the crime associated with illegal immigrants. Hanson is immensely
sympathetic to poor Mexicans, however, and the most powerful chapter here
outlines the harried life of the illegal alien. But he hates to see the ordered
culture in which he grew up drowned by an alien inundation whose undeserving
beneficiaries are Mexico's kleptocratic rulers, for whom an open border is a
safety valve expelling the potential for democratic change. The four solutions
to the mess that Hanson enumerates include continuing de facto open borders but
insisting on rapid acculturation; patrolling the border effectively and
reducing legal immigration; imposing "sweeping restrictions on
immigration" and ending Mexican chauvinism in the U.S.; and allowing
present policies to make California increasingly mirror an unreformed Mexico.
Hanson thinks that the U.S. "still need not do everything right" to
prevent social collapse in the Southwest and that the totalitarian uniformity
of valueless mass culture may soften that collapse. He also sees very clearly
what has brought this crisis on: the American globalist ideology's lust for
cheap labor and emphasis on "raw inclusiveness" instead of "standards and taste."

"Hanson's 'Mexifornia' is that rare book that combines scholarship with
personal experience to provide genuine insight into a complex issue." --
Linda Chavez, author of An Unlikely Conservative

"Victor Davis Hanson brings a lifetime of experience in California's
Central Valley to this indictment of multiculturalism and mass
immigration." -- Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies

• Hardcover: 150 pages
• Publisher: Encounter Books; 1 edition (July 25, 2003)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1893554732
• ISBN-13: 978-1893554733


This review is from: Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Hardcover)
This book shows how Mexico sends their poor to America to work, so they don't
have to improve their own country, and how we use these people for cheap labor
so that we can sell things for less. It's a deal made between the two
countries. The trouble is, it's not what American citizens want. The
"servants of the people", the representatives, are not listening to
us, so it's always exciting to read something that really tells it like it is.
This book is written from the viewpoint of someone who actually lives with these
Mexican immigrants. The rich people who want to use them in their businesses
for cheap labor don't live with them; the liberal elites who push for them to
get amnesty don't live with them. This guy lives among them, and knows the
problems first hand, and as I suspected, there are many, and they're not
He writes very bluntly about the problems, but not without sympathy for the
Mexican immigrants whose own country won't take care of them. With all the new
books out and the discussions going on about legal and illegal immigration, and
what the American people want, I'm hoping that these problems will be solved.
This book is one of the best on the subject, because it is written from a
viewpoint of personal experience.

Victor Hanson combines scholarship (Professor at Cal State) with personal
experience (life long resident and farmer in central CA. who has
Mexican-American family and friends) to present a thoughtful look at the
illegal Mexican immigration crisis. Hanson argues that the reason for this
crisis is that both ends of the political spectrum have vested interests in
continuing the unabated entry of illegal Mexicans. Republicans wish to placate
business interests with cheap labor and Democrats hope for a future electoral
base. Hanson further explains that this wave is not like the earlier waves of
Polish, Jewish, or Italian immigration which was of a fixed duration and where
the connection of the new immigrant to the Homeland was more thoroughly
This book is well written and to the point (approx. 140 pages). I have also
seen Victor Hanson on several political talk shows. He is well spoken and mild
mannered which is a welcome relief from the cacophonous diatribe we too often
get on cable news channels.
As one who shares the author's ethnic,cultural and geographical heritage, I
thought Hanson did a marvelous job of assessing California's major social
issue, and one of America's primary problems. Like Hanson, I was born and
reared in Fresno County, albeit some 25 miles from his native Selma. I can
attest to the accuracy of his description of Selma and the Central Valley in
the 1950's.
As a child, my associates included Hispanics; as a teenager working in the fig
and peach orchards, my fellow workers were Hispanic. During my professional
career, I have hired and promoted many Hispanics.
Hanson's Scandinavian ancestors (from Sweden) and mine (from Denmark) came to
America legally and without speaking English, but they succeeded--without
bilingual classes, welfare, government subsidies, or that phenomenon known as
"affirmative action", which is being rapidly unmasked as nothing,
more or less, than "reverse discrimination". Hanson deftly exposes
the race industry as an amalgam of organizations and individuals who are quick
to attack the Anglo for any slight, either real or imagined, but who, in the
long run, seem not to do much for those whom they purport to serve.
As a criminologist, I am well aware of the violence committed by Hispanic
Gangs, and the fact that those gangsters who do not wind up in the morgue soon
become expensive inmates in our overcrowded prison system, costing taxpayers
some $25k per year each. I am equally aware of the many outstanding Hispanic
officers, prosecutors, and judges with whom I've worked.
Hanson has eloquently described the failure of our educational programs to work
toward an assimilated America, as well as the failure of the
"separatists" in the race industry.
The one failure which, to my surprise, he did not identify is that of our elected
officials who establish public policy. When Hanson and I were youngsters/young
men in the Central Valley, the politicians seemed to act in the best interests
of their constituencies. Today,by and large, our politicians have little
integrity, but rather pander incessantly to special interests which, in turn,
provide them with campaign funds, endorsements,and precinct workers.It is
common knowledge that, in Sacramento, legislative votes are "for
sale" almost daily. Until we can restore some integrity among our public
officials, we will not move toward a better California--better for Hispanics,
Anglos, African Americans, Asians, and all others!
Except for his failure to discuss the lack of integrity among many of our
elected officials, Hanson has done an admirable job. Mexifornia should be on
the "must read" list of all who are concerned about the future of
Californians, nothwithstanding the color of their skins!


We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his
thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration
overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of
America's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of
Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, "Mexifornia,"
explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal was destroying the entire
state of California. He said it would march across the country until it
destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a
stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he
described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said,
"If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich,
then let's destroy! America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history
has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great
civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all
great nations commit suicide.'"

"Here is how they do it," Lamm said: "First, to destroy America,
turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country."
History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism
of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an
individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be
bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: "The
histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are
histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy." Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence.
Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion.
France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans."

Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, "Invent 'multiculturalism' and
encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. I would make it an article of
belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I
would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are
due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

Third, "We could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much
effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin
Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: "The apparent success of
our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not
by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated
ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we! are left with only
tolerance and pluralism to hold us together." Lamm said, "I would
encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would
replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important
to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather
than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities."

"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least
educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and
antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50%
dropout rate from high school."

"My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and
business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic
identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology.' I would get all
minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I
would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population."

"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and
promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would
stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are
mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each
other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical
precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look
at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race;
they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same
gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia,
threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to
overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that
nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. "E. Pluribus Unum" -- From
many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus'
instead of the 'Unum,' we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo."

"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to
talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word
similar to 'heretic' in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and
paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and
debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established
multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the! doctrine of
'Victimology,' I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws.
I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America,
it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and
ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound
silence followed. Finally he said,. "Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson
Davis's book "Mexifornia." His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan
to destroy America. If you feel America. deserves to be destroyed, don't read
that book."

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above
every attendee at the conference Every American in that room knew that
everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet
pervasively across the United States today.

Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation
of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures
that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate 'diversity.'
American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third
World in America - take note of California and other states - to date, ten
million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's
book "1984." In that story, three slogans are engraved in the
Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery," and "Ignorance is strength."

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference
that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and
worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three
years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its
path, especially The American Dream.


by Michelle Malkin

Only in America could critics of a group called "The Race" be labeled
racists. Such is the triumph of left-wing identity chauvinists, whose
aggressive activists and supine abettors have succeeded in redefining all
opposition as "hate."
Both Barack Obama and John McCain will speak this week in San Diego at the
annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, the Latino organization
whose name is Spanish for, yes, "The Race." Can you imagine Obama and
McCain paying homage to a group of white people who called themselves that? No
matter. The presidential candidates and the media have legitimized "The
Race" as a mainstream ethnic lobbying group and marginalized its critics
as intolerant bigots. The unvarnished truth is that the group is a radical
ethnic nationalist outfit that abuses your tax dollars and milks PC politics to
undermine our sovereignty.
Here are 15 things you should know about "The Race":
15. "The Race" supports driver's licenses for illegal aliens.
14."The Race" demands in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien
students that are not available to law-abiding U.S. citizens and law-abiding
legal immigrants.
13. "The Race" vehemently opposes cooperative immigration enforcement
efforts between local, state and federal authorities.
12. "The Race" opposes a secure fence on the southern border.
11. "The Race" joined the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
in a failed lawsuit attempt to prevent the feds from entering immigration
information into a key national crime database -- and to prevent local police
officers from accessing the data.
10. "The Race" opposed the state of Oklahoma's tough
immigration-enforcement-first laws, which cut off welfare to illegal aliens,
put teeth in employer sanctions and strengthened local-federal cooperation and
information sharing.
9. "The Race" joined other open-borders, anti-assimilationists and
sued to prevent Proposition 227, California's bilingual education reform ballot
initiative, from becoming law.
8. "The Race" bitterly protested common-sense voter ID provisions as
an "absolute disgrace."
7. "The Race" has consistently opposed post-9/11 national security
measures at every turn.
6. Former "Race" president Raul Yzaguirre, Hillary Clinton's Hispanic
outreach adviser, said this: "U.S. English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux
Klan is to blacks." He was referring to U.S. English, the nation's oldest,
largest citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the
English language in the United States. "The Race" also pioneered
Orwellian open-borders Newspeak and advised the Mexican government on how to
lobby for illegal alien amnesty while avoiding the terms "illegal"
and "amnesty."
5. "The Race" gives mainstream cover to a poisonous subset of
ideological satellites, led by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or
Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA). The late GOP Rep. Charlie Norwood
rightly characterized the organization as "a radical racist group … one of
the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses
since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the
American West."
4. "The Race" is currently leading a smear campaign against staunch
immigration enforcement leaders and has called for TV and cable news networks
to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves -- in addition to
pushing for Fairness Doctrine policies to shut up their foes. The New York
Times reported that current "Race" president Janet Murguia believes
"hate speech" should "not be tolerated, even if such censorship
were a violation of First Amendment rights."
3. "The Race" sponsors militant ethnic nationalist charter schools
subsidized by your public tax dollars (at least $8 million in federal education
grants). The schools include Aztlan Academy in Tucson, Ariz., the Mexicayotl
Academy in Nogales, Ariz., Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School in St. Paul,
Minn., and La Academia Semillas del Pueblo in Los Angeles, whose principal
inveighed: "We don't want to drink from a White water fountain, we have
our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our
aqueducts. We don't need a White water fountain … ultimately the White way, the
American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to
our own destruction."
2. "The Race" has perfected the art of the PC shakedown at taxpayer
expense, pushing relentlessly to lower home loan standards for Hispanic
borrowers, reaping millions in federal "mortgage counseling" grants,
seeking special multimillion-dollar earmarks and partnering with banks that do
business with illegal aliens.
1. "The Race" thrives on ethnic supremacy -- and the elite sheeple's
unwillingness to call it what it is. As historian Victor Davis Hanson observes:
"[The] organization's very nomenclature 'The National Council of La Raza'
is hate speech to the core. Despite all the contortions of the group, Raza (as
its Latin cognate suggests) reflects the meaning of 'race' in Spanish, not 'the
people' -- and that's precisely why we don't hear of something like 'The National
Council of the People,' which would not confer the buzz notion of ethnic,
racial and tribal chauvinism."
The fringe is the center. The center is the fringe. Viva La Raza.

Should the United States taxpayer be funding the National Council of La Raza?


By Dave Gibson (09/17/2006)

of American tax money handed over to advance Mexico’s occupation!

In 2005, the Latino group known as La Raza (The Race) was given $15.2 million
in U.S. federal grants.


8 Out of 10 Illegals Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted



From the Los Angeles Times

Illegal immigration slowdown in California

After years of rapid growth, the state's illegal immigrant population is increasing more gradually, a study finds. Many migrants are bypassing California for other states.

By Teresa Watanabe

April 15, 2009

In five years of social outreach at Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Los Angeles, Guillermo Armenta has always seen more parishioners stream into this historic haven for illegal immigrants than leave. Until now.

In the last few months, he said, nearly a dozen parishioners have told them they plan to return to their homelands because jobs in construction, restaurants and the janitorial trade have dried up here. Others say they are discouraging their relatives from coming here because of the economic slowdown and workplace immigration raids that have snared scores of unauthorized workers.

"This is the first time I've seen people returning instead of coming," Armenta said.

study released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center has documented a change in trend: After years of rapid growth, illegal immigration is slowing down in California, with the state's share of the nation's estimated 11.9 million undocumented migrants dropping to 22% from 42% in 1990, the study showed.

The state still has the largest concentration of illegal immigrants in the nation, with 2.7 million -- a figure that has nearly doubled since 1990.

But, in a trend that began with California's recession in the 1990s, more migrants are bypassing the state for other areas of the country. The number of illegal immigrants outside the nation's six traditional "first stop" states of California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York has increased sevenfold, to nearly 5 million in 2008 from 700,000 in 1990, according to Jeffrey S. Passel, the study's coauthor and a Pew Center senior demographer.

The study, based on March 2008 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, comes amid renewed momentum for a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include a legalization program for undocumented migrants. President Obama is expected to make a speech on immigration reform next month and launch public forums about the issue during the summer. Meanwhile, the nation's leading labor groups have reached a compromise about a guest worker program.

Passel said one of the study's most striking findings was the number of young families among the illegal immigrant population. Nearly half of the households headed by undocumented immigrants have young children, twice the rate of native-born households. And nearly three-fourths of their children were U.S.-born citizens.

The children of undocumented immigrants make up about 10% of California students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

"This is a different picture than we usually see of undocumented immigrants," Passel said in a teleconference. "We usually see the young men, day laborers on the corners."

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said the slowdown in illegal immigration was welcome news -- but not for the right reasons.

"It's slowing down because the economy has tanked, not because the state is doing much to stop it," he said. "What you'd like to see is illegal immigration decline because we have rational policies in place that make it clear to people that you're not going to benefit by coming to the U.S. or California illegally."

But people such as Jorge-Mario Cabrera, an El Salvador native and immigration activist, said he was sending both messages to relatives to dissuade them from coming here.

"The message to family members is think twice before coming here," said Cabrera, a spokesman for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "Not only will you find a dearth of job opportunities, you will also find an environment that is very anti-immigrant, with raids and deportations."

The study, co-written by D'Vera Cohn, a Pew Research Center senior writer, found that three-quarters of illegal immigrants are Latino, mostly from Mexico. On average, they tend to work in low-skilled jobs such as farming and construction, earn markedly less than the median national income and have lower educational levels than U.S.-born residents.

For instance, 47% of illegal immigrant adults ages 25-64 have less than a high school education compared with 8% for U.S.-born residents. The immigrants' 2007 median household income was $36,000, compared with $50,000 for the U.S.-born, and they did not attain markedly higher incomes the longer they lived in the United States, unlike legal immigrants, the study found.

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