Monday, January 6, 2014

Why Americans Are Effectively Not Included In Immigration Reform

In response:

Why Americans Are Effectively Not Included In Immigration Reform

I understand why Washington's conversation about immigration reform as it applies to illegal immigration does not include American citizens who are, as the undocumented are, adversely effected by it too.  *Do you?

As a retired US Border Patrol/INS/ICE agent I am very well aware of how poverty affects hungry people.  I know what it is like to chase people around at night like animals.  It is dehumanizing not only the undocumented, but to agents as well.  It is disgraceful to both the undocumenteds' nations and America.  I know from my personal experience that the vast majority of undocumented simply want to work and are desperate because they are not provided any chance of prosperity in their own home countries.

I also know that Clinton's NAFTA exacerbated the problem and caused the largest influx of undocumented people into the US on record.  This  impacted everyday US citizens' lives. Those citizens endured and continued to endure over-crowded hospital emergency rooms. school rooms,   losses of jobs to the undocumented and unfair, rapid demographic changes to many of their home towns.

The message in my mind is clear:  the undocumented as well as US taxpayers are pawns in a continuous game of poverty, illegal immigration, remittances and reform. 

I think that this point needs to be brought to light by immigration activists.  The undocumented are being used by their home country governments and the US government.  In turn the undocumented are used to effectuate immigration "reform" that rapes US taxpayers out of billions of dollars.  

As difficult as this subject is to address - it needs to be brought out in the open too.  Americans are victims of illegal immigration too.  They suffer the costs and consequences too.  This whole insidious system of profitized illegal immigration is unfair to them too.  On top of that the Senate's S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (see Section 6) will cost US taxpayers $46,300,000,000 dollars.

Yet with all this talk of immigration reform - why are Americans discounted or considered irrelevant?  Do you have any idea of how angry and unfair that is to Americans?  It is like we are not part of the illegal immigration equation that expresses itself in every city in the US. 

Immigration activists ignore us and our own government won't listen to us.  How can those truths possibly help solve this problem?   

Just to set the record straight - I am not talking about American bigots, racists or nativists who simply hate immigrants or think that all undocumented "invaders" should be deported.  Those folks are a minority and they do not speak for the majority.

I am talking about the vast majority of Americans who are kind-hearted, generous and are simply tired of Washington's lies about effective control of the border.  They are tired of Washington's  insidious NAFTA/CAFTA/TPP corporatized economic policies.  The are tired of being used by Washington's deceitful system of profitized illegal immigration.   

We have the right to be considered, heard and respected in immigration reform discussions.

I must say that immigration activists and supporters of the undocumented would have much better  support for immigration reform if Americans were acknowledged, included, respected and held in regard concerning shared immigration problems. 

We are mutual victims and in order to avoid further alienation we should be acknowledged as such. 

*Washington and home country immigration profiteers win as long as the victims of their illegal immigration scam remain ignorant. 

In fact they depend upon not only the undocumented and their supporters' ignorance, but they depend upon US taxpayers' ignorance too.  Immigration activists are deluded into blaming one political party or another or bigoted Americans.  American voters are deluded into blaming one political party or another or the undocumented and their supporters. 

Meanwhile years roll by - an amnesty here, Dream Act or reform there.  Do you know that since Clinton's 1994 NAFTA 8,000 undocumented people have died trying to cross our border?  Do you know that NAFTA caused the largest influx of undocumented into the US on record?  Do you know that Clinton started border militarization (Operation Gatekeeper) the same time NAFTA was started?

Do I have draw you a picture as to who is actually to blame for illegal immigration?  Do I have to  explain why Washington's current immigration reform is not intended to (and will not effectively) solve illegal immigration?   If this does not ring any bells, you are part of the problem, not a solution.       



  1. I believe you have hit the nail on the head as far as the reason for anger Americans are feeling related to being left out of the immigration debate, kudos. Now how can this be communicated to our elected representatives so participation is possible? I have a question for you also, what about immigrants that come here and refuse to assimilate into an existing community creating virtual " no go" zones, setting up their own legal system, trampling on existing law abiding citizens rights and refusing to follow US laws like what has happened all across Europe? Our governor is wanting to get 50,000 visas approved to bring in immigrants using all kinds of taxpayer incentives to an area that already has a large area with the problems I described. Shouldn't we as citizens be concerned about this and be able to voice this concern and have something written into law to avoid these problems?

  2. Now how can this be communicated to our elected representatives so participation is possible? Difficult. Their agendas are dangling carrots to the Latino vote and dangling carrots to the "border security" crowd both of which Americans will pay for price for. I say keep an eye open for the House's response - especially for McCain's Arizona boodle, and be very vocal about that.

    The Detroit scam is another instance of the corporate rich trying to use foreign or undocumented laborers for said rich's greed.

    We need to be very vocal about that too. I don't know what to say about immigrants excluding US citizens. It is human nature run by fear. My home town of San Jacinto CA is like a border town. We have to expose the NAFTA exacerbated poverty and ensuing illegal immigration/reform because border walls and drones will never effectively stop the problem.