Illegal Immigration and U.S. Crime – Commentary

12 03 2007

Cross posted from   Liberally Conservative

This will be the year of immigration reform and political bloviating on the campaign trail for presidential aspirants. Weak-kneed politicians on the national and political level have failed the American people and it’s sovereignty for decades by not properly defending our borders to the traffic of illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and other assorted crimes.

The immense population of illegal immigrants, with no exact figure available, is staggering and removing them will be similar to the task of herding cats. Government has caused the problem, while businesses and private individuals have capitalized on a source of low-income workers and nanny’s.

Consumers have turned a blind eye or are completely ignorant of the fact that goods are cheaper because of low wages but the economic costs are enormous because of all the other factors caused by having non-citizens tax our system.

People who violate immigrations laws are more likely to violate other civil laws according to a recent study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Adult illegal aliens represented 2.94 percent of the total adult population of the country in 2003. By comparison, the illegal alien prison population represented a bit more than 4.54 percent of the overall prison population. Therefore, deportable criminal aliens were more than half again as likely to be incarcerated as their share of the population.

Hazelton, Pennsylvania Hazleton began a high-profile campaign to rid itself of illegal immigrants and is now at trial. Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, says illegal immigrants are destroying the quality of life in his small northeastern Pennsylvania city, and is now fighting the ACLU and Hispanic groups who contend that the new rules are unconstitutional.

Fighting crime in our streets has now become “unconstitutional” but being in the United States illegally allows individuals their day in court, supported by left-wing socialist groups who would rather defend against citizens than have the rule of law enforced.

Local law enforcement officials have woken up to the fact that the growing populations of illegal residents are more likely to commit crimes, but we are told they do the jobs Americans don’t want. A nice excuse but it doesn’t fly in Peoria, nor does it explain why prison populations have an abundance of illegal aliens in residence.

Hazleton’s Illegal Immigration Relief Act would impose fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and deny business permits to companies that employ them. A companion measure requires tenants to register with City Hall.

Hazelton made changes to its laws in response to a number of high-profile crimes involving illegal immigrants. Two illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic were charged in May 2006 with shooting and killing a 29-year-old man, and a 14-year-old boy was arrested for firing a gun at a playground.

In court papers, Hazleton said illegal immigrants have committed at least 47 crimes since last spring, consuming much of the city’s police overtime budget. Illegal immigrants were the subject of one-third of all drug arrests in 2005, and they have driven up the costs of health care and education, the city said.

Immigration reform should not have become a political issue for politicians to use for votes, it should have been an enforcement issue that got results with a border control priority to close off the United States to illegal aliens, terrorists, human and drug smugglers.

Immigration reform should not be easy street for anyone in America illegally. Recently the justice department has concluded some sting operations that have resulted in exposing large and small businesses that are using illegal citizens for labor without ensuring they had the proper paperwork to be in this country. This is only the tip of an enormous ice berg of illegal immigrants working and living in the United States. It’s too little much too late.

At the same time, Bank of America is passing credit cards to illegal immigrants, further exasperating an already dire situation and encouraging more people to cross the borders illegally. There is no justification for not following the rule of law and any reform that provides a continued free pass to citizenship is hypocritical at best and only a political method of securing votes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV.) and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA.) pledged on Wednesday to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the chamber’s August recess. The Democrats’ legislation claims to provide illegal immigrants residing in the United States with a path to “earned citizenship” while ramping up enforcement of U.S. borders — but it would not amount to amnesty for lawbreakers, they said.

If lawbreakers aren’t provided amnesty then are Reid and Kennedy proposing jail terms for these people? Doubtful, as this would cost them and their liberal and other political friends votes. Unfortunately, President Bush supports Reid and Kennedy while ignoring the Conservative base and the rule of law.

If you’re against “amnesty” for illegal aliens than join MyFAIR PLAN (Personal Legislative Action Network)! Register today and send free faxes and emails to your members of Congress on immigration-reform topics and legislation and let your feelings be known.

In addition to writing and protesting everyone needs to let themselves be heard in Congress within the Coalition Against Illegal Immigration and by joining like minded groups to advance the anti-amnesty and law enforcement position.

You reap what you sow, get involved!

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein@gmail.com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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21 06 2010
Illegal Immigration and U.S. Crime – Commentary (via Coalition Against Illegal Immigration) « Uncle Sam's Boot Blog

[…] Cross posted from   Liberally Conservative This will be the year of immigration reform and political bloviating on the campaign trail for presidential aspirants. Weak-kneed politicians on the national and political level have failed the American people and it’s sovereignty for decades by not properly defending our borders to the traffic of illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and other assorted crimes. The immense population of illegal immigrants, … Read More […]

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