Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Washington Has Sold America's Soul To Its Corrupt NAFTA Trading Partner/ Child Trafficing Organization To The South

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Washington Has Sold America's Soul To Its Corrupt NAFTA Trading Partner/ Child Trafficking Organization To The South       

If this unaccompanied children at the border mess was not so shamefully sad it would be comical.

Let me see if I have this right.  In 2008 Congress passed the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act designed to help undocumented children who are victims of human trafficking (other than from Mexico and Canada - as if children are not trafficked from those two places - especially Mexico?).  Go figure. 

Then 57,000 Central American kids show up at our border and Washington is considering changing the law?  Please tell me how 57,000 kids can be smuggled through Mexico from October 2013 until now and not be considered to be trafficked?

What Washington won't admit is their number two source of oil and number two NAFTA trading partner is hopelessly corrupt and  turns it eyes (and who knows how much profit) as 57,000 Central American kids somehow waltz through Mexico with no one stopping them. 

Yep.  The Washington NAFTA elite who share 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border NAFTA trade with Mexico somehow overlook which cartel run, corrupt country these kids were trafficked through?

Yep.  Washington has sold America's soul to its corrupt NAFTA trading partner to the south.

How Hispanic Rights Organizations Are No Different Than Washington Immigration Hypocrites

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How Hispanic Rights Organizations Are No Different Than Washington Immigration Hypocrites

NCLR or "La Raza" threatens election pay-back if Washington Republicans do not pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Yet where in La Raza's arguments do they stand up for the millions more undocumented who will undoubtedly follow the present 11.2 million US undocumented that La Raza advocates for now?

Where does La Raza stand up for the thousands more undocumented who will undoubtedly die as they cross the border following in the footsteps of the 11.2 million US undocumented present in the US now?

Any and all Hispanic rights groups who want immigration reform that does not address the root causes of illegal immigration are just as hypocritical as the Washington immigration profiteers who said Hispanic groups threaten to kick out of office.

Has anyone from La Raza gone through the fine print of the Senate's already passed S.744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act to see how it sells out not only the undocumented but US taxpayers' too?

Apparently not.  Therefore La Raza will sell out for immigration reform that does not address Washington's NAFTA, CAFTA and ongoing drug wars that are the root causes of illegal immigration today.  They will sell out to immigration reform that doubles the size of the US Border Patrol and increases Arizona's border incarcerations and prosecutions of the undocumented to come.  They will sell out to Washington's bribery of  today's undocumented:  13 years of labor peonage as a sub-class of Registered Provisional Immigrants who have no path to US citizenship.

Worst of all they know that Washington's Comprehensive Immigration Reform as written will draw millions more undocumented to the US and cause thousands more border deaths in the process.

Why doesn't La Raza advocate for those people who now suffer from NAFTA, CAFTA and US drug war violence and poverty in their home-countries?

La Raza is just as hypocritical as Washington immigration politicians are as neither addresses the root causes of illegal immigration. 

At this point I wonder if both groups are dependent upon continuing illegal immigration.              

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Washington Purposely Diverts America's Illegal Immigration Debate To Smoke Screen, Non-Solutions

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Washington Purposely Diverts America's Illegal Immigration Debate To Smoke Screen, Non-Solutions

Read Americans' posts as they respond to immigration articles:   E-Verify, secure the border, jail and deport them all, let them all in, jail employers, fine employers, build more fences, put the military on the border, blame the Republicans, blame Obama and the Democrats, blame Mexico ad infinitum.

I have heard these arguments or similar all during the 26 years that I worked as a US Border Patrol/ICE agent and during the 9 years in retirement that I have continued to study immigration and the 2006 Mexican drug war.

Like rabid dogs chasing their tails, Washington's spoon-feeds this circular, decades' long debate to Americans as illegal immigration drags on and on.  And as long as Americans continue to eat up Washington's force-fed illegal immigration "junk food" they become addicted to not thinking for themselves. 

Stop for one moment!  Think - is there one policy in Washington that ultimately does not revert back to some form of financial greed?  Health care?  Jobs?  War?  The Great Recession of 2008?  Citizens' United?  The price of gas?  Food?  Homes?  College?

Why on earth would illegal immigration be any different? 

Not to say that most folks don't see the political influence that immigration matters carry. 

Yet how many Americans understand Washington's foreign trade policies that produce disparities in wealth and poverty in the undocumenteds' home counties which in turn produce illegal immigration to the US?

Read how our own US Department of State describes the 1.25 billion dollars a day in NAFTA cross border trade with Mexico.

Has that wealth helped stop illegal immigration or one million US jobs being moved out of America?

Anyone who thinks that US corporations do not capitalize upon free trade agreements, illegal immigration and undocumented labor is naïve.   Think of the billions of dollars pumped down Washington's cronies' border security "black hole".  Think of the ongoing US war on drugs that has cost US taxpayers one trillion dollars and jailed over one million people in the last 40 years.

How many DHS, DEA and private contractor jobs are dependent upon illegal immigration and illegal drugs?  How many military and private contractor jobs are dependent upon all facets of wars or the threat of wars?

You got to get this folks.  Washington's insidious system of profit/labor driven illegal immigration producing profit/political driven immigration reform are big money makers for someone in this country. 

Meanwhile - US taxpayers as well as the undocumented continue to suffer the costs and consequences of self-inflicted illegal immigration.



Elizabeth Warren's Limited Understanding Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Cost Her My Vote

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Elizabeth Warren's Limited Understanding Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Cost Her My Vote

“One of the ways we can save Social Security is to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Bring more workers and bring more people out of the shadow economy and into the fully paid economy where everything is above the table.”

Pandering to her Latino audience or simply naïve? 

"Comprehensive" immigration reform that does not address NAFTA and CAFTA related disparities in wealth, poverty and the on going US backed drug wars in the undocumenteds' home countries will cause millions more undocumented to come to America and cause thousands more border deaths. 

Anyone who understands Washington's insidious system of profit/labor -driven illegal immigration resulting in profit-driven immigration reform knows that the millions of undocumented "brought out of the shadows" will be replaced by millions more brought into the shadows.

If Ms. Warren does not express a more comprehensive understanding of illegal immigration she unfortunately has just lost my vote.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Questions For All People Concerned With Illegal Immigration

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Questions For All People Concerned With Illegal Immigration

First of all I didn't just fall off of the turnip tuck concerning illegal immigration.  I worked as a US Border Patrol/ICE agent for 26 years and I have studied this topic and the Mexican drug war for another 9 years in retirement.

I remember a couple of questions I had as young agent:  Why are we chasing people around like animals in the night when at least some of these same people are coming to pick our fruits and vegetables?   The second:  If our government really wants us to stop these people from coming in, why don't they give us the resources to effectively do our job?

Fast-forward to today and this is what I believe.  There are at least seven main reasons that illegal immigration continues to be a problem in the US today.  All have to do with economics and political gain.

Seven Reasons Why Illegal Immigration Continues To Be A Problem In The US Today

One:  Poverty created by the US and undocumenteds' home country elite 
Two:  A continual demand for undocumented labor in the US 
Three:  By-product of  US foreign trade policies (NAFTA/CAFTA) 
Four:  Billions of dollars in remittances sent back to the undocumenteds' home countries' economies  Five:  Ineffective interior and border security requiring billions in profit for US "border security"
Six:  Immigration politics molding an American mindset that does not address the root causes of, or  Washington's actual motivations for, illegal immigration
Seven:  US Foreign political and drug war policies that exacerbate violence and the other 6 reasons

I think we have to educate ourselves and not be willing to readily accept Washington's excuses for failed immigration.  We have to be willing to explore Washington's underlying economic motivations for continuing this decades-long, failed illegal immigration status quo.

The underlying causes of illegal immigration are not unlike Washington's underlying reasons for failed health care, poverty, failed wars, and failing systems of education, job growth, housing, and you know, fill in the blank.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Washington's Spoon-Fed Immigration Arguments Twist America's Understanding of Illegal Immigration

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Washington's Spoon-Fed Immigration Arguments Twist America's Understanding of Illegal Immigration

I speak as someone who worked for 26 years as a US Border Patrol/ICE Agent and studied immigration and drug war issues for 9 years in retirement.

I speak as someone who naïvely believed Washington's illegal immigration rhetoric. I believed it until I personally experienced Washington's immigration policies first-hand and then educated myself to the truth.

The cause of illegal immigration is poverty.  The US and undocumenteds' home-country NAFTA/CAFTA elite have created trade policies that favor the rich and widen disparities in wealth in all countries involved.

Poor Mexican or Central Americans are faced with working at home for US owned factories for maybe 10 bucks a day or working for drug cartels that rule their towns and neighborhoods.  Otherwise, the third option is to flee to America where they can work for 10 bucks an hour and send extra money home to their families as remittances.

If you are not familiar with NAFTA, CAFTA and the reality of remittances you will never understand US illegal immigration.

I say large US corporations running the agriculture, construction, hotel-motel, fast food, and meat processing industries in the US not only depend upon but profit from undocumented laborers.  Below is a link to story about a typical ICE audit of Crunch Pak apple processing plant in the state of Washington.

According to the article, some 90% of 900 workers were undocumented.  ICE agents did the audit and sent the company a list of hundreds of  "discrepancies" (fake social security numbers, stolen social security numbers, fake ID's, etc.).  Did ICE "raid" this company?  On paper only, and the undocumented who were working there disappeared to repeat the same scenario.

I say that this is ICE's typical way of trying to appease all involved.  Does it look like ICE is doing its job?   Yes.  Sort of.  The theory is that the undocumented employees will return to their home countries because their jobs were lost.  The reality?  Some may go home but most will stay in the US.

I say that lobbyists who work for the large corporations who use undocumented laborers will never allow their "bought and paid for" Washington politicians to pass mandatory E-Verify or let ICE or the US Border Patrol effectively enforce illegal immigration.

Washington will not kill the Mexican goose that lays those golden, labor and drug laden eggs. 

Yet what is Washington's rhetoric (and therefore the public's thinking) about illegal immigration?  The parameters they set are "Amnesty" (Immigration Reform) on the left and "Seal The Border" on the right.

As far as the "sealing the border" slogan (reminds me of Washington's War On Drugs) read how "our" Department of State raves about our relations with Mexico.  Read about how we (actually the NAFTA bi-national elite) share 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade with "our" 2nd largest source of oil - Mexico.

Next read VP Biden's illustrious 2013 speech to the Mexican economic elite.  Read about the bright future the two countries have and how the US will bring undocumented people "out of the shadows".

And here are a couple of eye-opening articles that sum of the real reasons for NAFTA and the US backed drug war in Mexico.

Back to Washington's spoon-fed illegal immigration rhetoric:  "Amnesty" on the left, "Seal The Border" on the right. 

I have witnessed Americans argue for decades about both sides and all point between the two, predetermined, purposely defined immigration parameters that Washington sets.  I have come to the conclusion that the two parameters and all points between have nothing to do with the actual cause of illegal immigration (self-inflicted poverty). 

Many Americans vehemently argue Washington's default topics and never realize the actual insidious nature of Washington's systemic illegal immigration scam:  profit-driven illegal immigration for labor requiring millions of undocumented illegally entering the US who eventually require billions more tax payer dollars poured into ineffective border security reform boodle. 

Until Americans wake up to the reality of this mind-boggling rip-off, millions more undocumented will poor into the US and thousands more human beings will die in the process.

Finally, here is an article that will stretch your belief system about immigration reform.  After what I have experience and learned, I trust the ideas that it's author puts forward more than I trust Washington immigration rhetoric.   In fact, it makes Washington's immigration rhetoric and polices finally make sense.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

RI Peaceful Ignorance America

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RI Peaceful Ignorance America

This decades-long immigration mess is about billions in profits from self-inflicted poverty, illegal labor, remittances sent home, political power, feigned drug wars, trade policies that favor the rich and border security boodle.

Have you the courage to even consider Washington corruption as a huge contributing factor to this self-inflicted mess?