Monday, July 22, 2013

Immigration Reform: Conflicting Promises to the Undocumented and US Taxpayers

Washington's role in the profitization of illegal immigration.

In response:

Illegal immigration into the US is big business:  remittances pumped back home in exchange for a never ending supply of cheap, expendable, corporate laborers. 

One could say that the undocumented are also keeping America's border security industries employed - even during our "sequestration". 

Those of us who have been around for a while know that all the costs and consequences of illegal immigration go to the American taxpayers;  the costs to the undocumented most of us do not understand:  discarded by their own government and held in labor peonage by another. 

Note for a future writing:  is there really any difference between the discarded undocumented and the discarded US taxpayers?       

Conflicting promises - those dangled in front of the undocumented and those dangled in front of US taxpayers.  Washington promises to legalize some 11.2 million people.  Washington promises that another 38 billion dollars in taxpayer's monies and the doubling in size of the border patrol will effectively bring this nightmare to an end.

Simply put as a retired US Border Patrol/INS/ICE agent - I don't believe them.  I never for once believed as a working border patrol agent that Washington was serious about stopping illegal immigration.  Do you know that on Sundays around  5:00 PM they used to (and maybe still do) regularly shut down the US Border Patrol Checkpoint on I-5 at San Clemente, CA because of public complaints about the northbound weekend traffic build up?  Guess when all the "loads" of people and drugs would jump on the I-5 freeway going north? 

Fraud was rampant during Reagan's 1986 Amnesty.  Washington and its US Immigration and Naturalization Service knew this, yet it was more politically important to them for Amnesty to appear successful than to tell the truth of the fraud, so they rubber stamped them through.

No wonder the Gang of 8 steers clear of the "A" word.  
Why were we being paid to chase like animals many of the same people who were coming to work for US agriculture corporations in order to harvest  crops to put on  American tables?

I could go on and on.  Let me leave you with just two examples of how Washington creates and profits from  the problems that "We the People" suffer the costs and consequences of:   

1.  Clinton's NAFTA pushed more undocumented into the US than ever before.

2.  America's  one trillion dollar, 40 year long "War on Drugs" has become institutionalized.  The US has supported Mexican President Felipe Calderon's 2006 War on Drugs in Mexico which has left some 100,000 people killed, 250,000 displaced, and 25,000 missing. 

How has Harvard University rewarded ex-Mexican (NAFTA/Drug War ) President Calderon for his "economic achievements"?  How about the Bill Clinton supported "First Angelopoulos Global Leader Award and Harvard Fellowship?

If you have the stomach for it - connect the Washington - Mexico dots concerning illegal immigration an illegal drugs.   Then act.  We need to educate ourselves as to what "immigration reform" is really about.   Washington's attempts at immigration reform need to be shut down until they start telling us the truth.

Finally, here is a link to my petition to Harvard to end Calderon's fellowship.





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