America as a Target….Not a Home

3 05 2007

Cross posted from StikNstein has no mercy

Well…..no matter how you spin it, the “Pro Amnesty immigration Rallies” on May Day were pretty weak. A bit more about weeping children than any attempt to address substantive issues.
Stik noticed a common thread running throughout all the interviews and sound bite quotes from illegal aliens this year……….

It’s subtle, but see if you can figure it out…………….

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“I came here like everyone else to make sure we get a just immigration reform law passed,” said Abel Corona, 34, who described himself as an illegal immigrant from Mexico, as he marched downtown here. “We are not going anywhere. We are not criminals. We came here to work and even to help this country economically.”source\

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“It’s not right to separate families, but that’s what has happened,” Ms. Martinez said, as her 6-year-old son held a sign reading, “I refuse to live in fear.”source

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“We want to work here legal,” said Santos Abraham, 40, a Guatemalan immigrant who took part in a march in Oakland, California. ‘We like to do the work for the American people.’ source

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“Most of the undocumented people come here as a necessity of survival,’’ said Rosendo Delgado, of Latinos United, one of the groups organizing the march. “For them, it’s the only choice.’’ source

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Roberto Organo, an illegal immigrant who said he crossed the border from Mexico 15 years ago, carried a sign that read, “I have a dream. Peace for all my people.”
We are not criminals,” said Roberto Organo, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who said he has lived in the U.S. for 15 years. “We are looking for work to support our families. It’s OK for government to enforce the law but they have to give us a chance.” source

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“We came from another country because there was not work, no money and a lot of poverty,” said William Izquierdo, 27, a New Jersey electrician who arrived from Ecuador seven years ago.
source

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“We want to do things legally. There has to be a plan, there has to be a way, that we can come over here and work and we can come and go,” he said. source

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Delarmeno Martha, a 23-year-old restaurant dishwasher, earns just $1,000 a month and sends a fifth of that home to his family in Mexico. But Martha, who illegally immigrated three years ago, said he’s planning to take the day off to march, as he did last year to press for legalization and more rights for low-wage workers.
“I’m a total optimist and think if people get to know us, they wouldn’t fear us wanting to be in their country,” Martha said. source

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Pablo Cruz, a 31-year-old construction worker who has lived in Santa Ana for nearly two decades, said he took the day off to attend the afternoon’s march in Santa Ana.
“I am not asking for anything from the government. All I want is for them to let me work with pleasure,” said Cruz, a Mexican citizen and father of three. source

NOTICE ANYTHING MISSING?

NOT ONE………NOT ONE……….mentioned anything close to:

I love this country and want to be a part of her….

America is a great country and I would defend and support her….

Becoming an American has been a lifelong dream for me…..

We do not have freedom and opportunity in our country…I love America….

Becoming an American would give me the chance to pay this great country back….

>BR>
These folks are not “HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BREATH FREE”…..
They are not “HOMELESS NOR TEMPEST TOSSED”
They are not interested in becoming Americans………
They are looking for a paycheck……(and benefits)
Nothing more……
LET’S REVIEW:
We came here to work and even to help this country economically.”
“It’s not right to separate families…”
“We like to do the work for the American people.”
“Most of the undocumented people come here as a necessity of survival,’’
“We are looking for work to support our families.”
We came from another country because there was not work, no money and a lot of poverty,”
“There has to be a plan, there has to be a way, that we can come over here and work and we can come and go,”
Delarmeno Martha, a 23-year-old restaurant dishwasher, earns just $1,000 a month and sends a fifth of that home to his family in Mexico…”if people get to know us, they wouldn’t fear us wanting to be in their country,”
“I am not asking for anything from the government. All I want is for them to let me work with pleasure,” said Cruz, a Mexican citizen

Do we want to encourage and accept millions of “Guest Workers” into our country who could give a crap about being Americans so long as they get a paycheck to send to their “REAL” homeland every Friday?
America is not some big juicy target to use however suits your purpose. Big Business wants to exploit temporary non-citizen workers…..the workers want to exploit America for a payday…
and You and I are the target………..
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Millions of people from all over the world come to our country to be Americans.
What’s missing from the minds of these folks “demanding” a piece of the American Dream, is the willingness to assimilate into American society. Assimilation, the process that leads to unity among America’s diverse population, goes hand-in-hand with immigration.
That doesn’t mean you have to abandon your cultural or religious heritage. It means you have to be willing to make some sacrifice to become an American.

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Becoming a U.S. citizen is not just a way to improve your economic lot in life. It’s not an elaborate “guest worker” program to send money to third-world countries like Mexico. It’s believing and promising with all your hear that you will defend and support the Constitution of the greatest nation the world has ever known. If you’re not willing to do that, you can’t call yourself an American.

And you have no Right to Demand that which you do not deserve…….

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 the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.
A few others who would rather NOT be a target:

The Undocumented Blogger….May 1st Protests, Round 2 and The National Narrative on Illegal Immigration
Right Truth….Just enforce the immigration laws and Illegal alien ran an unlicensed dental practice out of his home
The Peoples Patriot….A Happy Anniversary and Enforcement Works!
The Uncooperative Blogger….Big Banks’ Loan Push: Illegal Aliens.
John Lillpop…..May Day Follow-up: LA Police Chief Should Be Fired.

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3 05 2007
fred

1 – the argument that illigal immigrants “do the work no one else wants” is simply false. supply and demand says that the bigger the supply of labor the less that labor is worth, so having millions of people added to the labor pool undermines the value of everyone in that labor pools labor, period.

2 – If there wasn’t cheap immigrant labor available to work the fields, slaughterhouses, resteraunts, janitorial positions, etc those jobs would not simply dissapear into thin air. The employers would be forced to raise wages and improve working conditions to attract local workers and the living conditions of poor and working class americans would be dramatically improved. That’s a fact, you don’t have to like it but you can’t ignore it. We live in a market-based economy, you can’t just wish the market away or pretend it doesn’t exist. This is a function of capitalism. If you like capitalism you have to accept it.

3- patterns of seasonal migration from mexico through the southwest pre-date the mexican-american war and go back to the time when the southwest was part of mexico. thinking those patterns can be stopped by building a wall is just stupid. The actual result of the tightening of border control has been to INCREASE the number of illegal immigrants in the US. Since the costs and erisks of entry are so much higher it takes a longer stay to make it worthwhile, so now – instead of coming and working for a year and then going home – people from mexico and elsewhere come, find a job, and stay. and then invite their friends and relatives to come too. So border control has actually made the situation worse and is the real reason why the illegal population has gotten so incredibly big in the last ten years.

4 – The people who gain the most in a climate of mass illegal immigration are the owners of the business that violate the law & exploit and abuse people seeking a better life. That’s why the government hasn’t tarken serious action to resolve the issue. Illegal immigration is good for business and bad for working class people, and the government is far more interested in protecting the interests of business then they are of protecting poor people of any nationality. By framing the issue as “immigrant rights” wealthy people co-opt leftist rhetoric to protect a fundamentally right-wing agenda that enriches a minority at the expense of the majority. The actual “illegals” are being used and manipulated as pawns.

4 – The people who suffer the most are the immigrants who spend decades living in fear and uncertainty working obscene hours in obscene conditions. The other big losers are poor americans, especially african americans (who used to perform the low-wage jobs but are now suffering from chronic unemployment).

5 – so this IS an issue of class and race, it’s just that most of the so-called radicals have their analysis completely backwards. Fighting for the rights of poor people and supporting immigrants wouldn’t mean supporting continued mass immigration through amnesty programs, it would mean putting in a system where seasonal migration is allowed and regulated and where businesses that hire illegal immigrants face MUCH stiffer penalties. Like maybe all their assets are seized and sold at auction. That would dry up the demand for illegal labor in about 10 seconds flat – and with no jobs to attract them the people who are coming here would stay at home and contribute their ingenuity, intelligence, and work ethics to build up their local economies. And maybe even organize to overthrow the despicable puppet governments that the US has set up in their home countries.

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