Cooking the Immigration Books
• Government accused of hiding real number of illegal aliens in U.S.
By Victor Thorn
Over the past two years, federal agencies and think tanks have provided what would sound like good news to most Americans, reporting that there has been a dramatic decline in the number of illegal aliens crossing into the United States from Mexico. Three primary reasons are cited for this supposed reduction: a stagnant economy that has never rebounded out of recession, tougher border enforcement and a higher cost of living in regard to food and housing.
According to a study in 2010 conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, the flow of illegals into the U.S. has slowed by a half-million per year compared with the previous decade. The Obama administration has also boasted about what officials call a considerable increase in the number of illegals sent back to Mexico.
But many border agents in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California remain skeptical that the influx is actually waning. In a May 14 article for The Washington Examiner, Sara Carter quoted an unnamed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official who said: “The guys in my office were laughing when we heard the Pew Report and when we see DHS [Homeland Security] flat-out lie.”
T.J. Bonner, former president of the National Border Patrol Council, agrees that certain reports of decreasing numbers are not substantiated by what he sees.
The most vocal critic is undoubtedly Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who blasted the funny numbers on Oct. 18, 2011.
“The Obama administration is cooking the books to make it look like they are enforcing immigration laws when in reality they are enacting amnesty through inaction,” he said.
Smith added on Feb. 6, “The Government Accountability Office recently found that less than half of the southwest border is under operational control.”
With the actual unemployment rate in the United States hovering above 15%, it is estimated that 7M illegals currently work in America.
The negative impact of illegal aliens on American workers, who are still suffering through a non-existent recovery, is glaringly apparent. Most illegals arrive in America without even a high school diploma. They accept low wages and often work under the table. And even though they do not pay taxes at the local, state and federal level, they still receive benefits such as healthcare and free education.
Believe it or not, some illegals even receive tax credits and get money back from the Internal Revenue Service. Although exact figures vary, illegals generally cost American taxpayers more than $100B per year.
In a June 22 article for Law Enforcement Today, Juli Adcock uncovered another scheme where refugees are brought into this country, then placed on welfare. In return, their handlers receive kickbacks from these foreigners. Since very little is done in terms of verifying their status, the corruption continues unabated.
A study by the Center for Immigration Studies confirms these findings.
Some 51% of Mexican immigrant households used at least one major welfare program, while 28% used more than one.
Also, 62% of all “undocumented immigrants” in the United States work for cash and don’t pay taxes, leaving American taxpayers to pay out $52B each year to educate the children of illegal aliens.
Obama Executive Order Means Open Door Amnesty
By Victor Thorn
When Barack Obama delivered his June 15 speech in the White House Rose Garden where he provided amnesty to more than 800K illegal aliens through an executive order (EO), he failed to mention one crucial point: The parents of these future citizens would also not be deported.
The announcement was part of a shrewd political move on the part of Obama to bypass Congress and enact the DREAM Act, a major piece of legislation that legalizes the children of illegal aliens, known as “DREAMers,” who came to the United States as minors.
During a June 15 interview, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, “Should the parents [of amnestied DREAMers] be concerned that they could be deported?”
Napolitano replied: “No. We are not going to do that. We have internally set it up that parents are not referred for immigration enforcement if the young person comes in for deferred action.”
On July 5, this writer spoke with illegal immigration activist Glenn Spencer, who founded American Border Patrol over a decade ago.
When asked what impact Obama’s EO will have on America, Spencer explained, “We’re importing poverty into this nation, and it’s bankrupting states like California. Demographics are destiny, and it won’t get any better in the future. We’re erasing our tax base and facing huge pension problems. At some point the feds will have to bail out California.”
Spencer continued to use California as a microcosm of a much larger problem.
“California is a basket case because of illegal immigration,” he said. “Some 60% of all the uninsured are Hispanics, and they’re in California because the feds won’t enforce our laws. In fact, these uninsured were one of the reasons given as to why we needed Obamacare. Where did these uninsured people come from? Mexico.”
In terms of estimates given as to how many DREAMers will receive amnesty, Spencer commented, “I spoke with a chief border patrol agent, and he said there’s so much fraud in the system that they have no ability to check everyone’s status. So they’ll pretty much have to accept their word for it, especially when this administration is so biased in favor of illegals. What we’re going to see is a spike in the number of illegals that will be much larger than anyone imagined. It’s a slap in the face to all of us who are here legally.”
When AMERICAN FREE PRESS inquired as to Obama’s ultimate goal, Spencer didn’t hesitate: “It’s the same agenda as the European Union—globalism. Very powerful people decided after WWII that there would be no borders. They’d put the whole globe under one rule. Mexico will retake the Southwest and put it under its flag.”
To convince doubters, Spencer referenced a quote by Mario Obledo of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. “California will be a Hispanic state,” said Obledo, “and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave.”
As further evidence, Spencer spoke of another nefarious individual. “Do you know who’s the chairman of this year’s Democratic National Convention?” asked Spencer. “It’s Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. This guy joined with the president of Mexico and engineered the killing of California’s anti-illegal immigration bill. He subverted our laws in favor of Mexico, yet this traitor to the U.S. is coordinating the Democratic National Convention.”
Moving from the concept of Mexican allegiance, Spencer illustrated why Hispanics favor Obama’s EO, even if it costs them jobs.
“Ethnicity trumps the dollar,” he said. “As they say, once a Mexican, always a Mexican. The nationalistic glue of these people is very strong. They’re unified and tribalistic. Their culture trumps everything.”
Sadly, by selling out our country via his DREAM Act EO, Obama vividly showed that he doesn’t possess this same sense of nationalistic pride in America.
If Obama’s decision isn’t reversed, Spencer envisions a horror story in the future.
“With the system now in place, it’s illogical to think that Obama’s people want anything other than open door amnesty,” he said. “They’ll rubber stamp everyone claiming to be a DREAMer, keep this information secret, and then in four or five years we’ll have given amnesty to 5M illegal aliens.”
Obama’s Illegal Immigration Policy Pits Border Agents and Sheriffs Against the Feds
By Victor Thorn
As Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s Department of Justice continue its vendetta against states that want to enforce their borders, a dangerous situation is being created where, due to the federal government’s treasonous agenda, sheriffs and local police officers are unable to serve and protect their communities.
During a July 5 interview, small business owner, political consultant and former congressional candidate Steve Beren told this writer: “The instinct of policemen and Border Patrol agents is to stop crime and enforce laws. It’s their entire livelihood and career. It contradicts the purpose of law enforcement if you allow serious crimes to exist as Barack Obama is doing with illegal immigration. These crimes then lead to other crimes.”
Beren expanded on these thoughts.
“If the feds won’t intervene on the side of American lawmen and instead support foreign criminals, it’s an encouragement to other illegals,” he said. “Over time, this deteriorates the spirit of our law enforcement personnel. Many in this profession feel disgust and anger toward the president beyond what average citizens believe.”
With this subject in mind, Beren provided another insight: “If Obama thinks there should be a change to the law, he should propose it to Congress. There already is a path to legal citizenship. But the DREAM Act is poor legislation, which is why Congress never passed it. Rather than persuading the people first and convincing them of the law’s merits, Obama crammed it down our throats via executive order and threats made toward the courts.”
An example of how Obama’s policies are heightening conflicts occurred last year when a Washington State Forest Service agent detained a man and woman who were illegal aliens. Since they couldn’t adequately speak English, the agent requested a translator. As he did so, the man fled, leaped into a stream and drowned. However, one of Obama’s cronies— Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Joe Leonard—decided that the forest agent violated the woman’s civil rights because calling a translator was “humiliating to Hispanics.”
The question remains: Why is Obama punishing states by rewarding criminals? Or, as Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, “The administration should be working with states, not against them, to enforce our immigration laws.”
Globalist and cultural Marxist George Soros has funneled millions into ads that denigrate men like Maricopa Counyt, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In an April 22 article, actor Chuck Norris wrote, “…the mainstream media, or MSM, are working double time with the federal government to make sure when you think of sheriffs, the picture painted in your mind is one of runaway renegades – badged outlaws on the loose.”
Norris didn’t hide his anger.
“It is pathetic that President Barack Obama, as well as the entire left-wing progressive establishment, is in a multi-million dollar smear campaign to discredit and take down Sheriff Joe . . . because he won’t turn a blind eye to tens of thousands of illegal aliens flooding into America,” wrote Norris.
As it stands, Obama displays an undeniable antagonism toward U.S. lawmen while maintaining strange allies such as Soros, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Mexican nationals.
On the bright side, some still believe the citizens of this country will refuse to roll over and play dead. “The American people haven’t reached the point yet where we’re willing to give up the republic,” said Beren. “There is a revolt going on.”
Victor Thorn is a hard-hitting researcher, journalist and the author of over 30 books.