Monday, April 24, 2006

70 Million More...

It has taken 20 years to turn a "once in a lifetime only" amnesty program for 3 million illegal aliens into a civil right for an estimated 12 million illegal aliens represented by their children, deemed citizens by a rogue Supreme Court, demanding amnesty now. Why did this happen? These 12 million illegal aliens are approaching the end of their working years. They houses, mortgages, cars, and college age children. Living the life of a law-breaker, without a federal safety net, has lost its luster.

These 12 million need only one thing now and that is Federal Benefits. Social Security and Medicare (Now with a prescription drug benefit). Having already received thousands in State taxes they contribute little to, illegal aliens now want some of that federal tax pie. Who can blame them when so many politicians are tripping over themselves to pander to them?

The facts:

1) Illegal alien families are larger than that of native citizens, resulting in more people utilizing the state-run K-12 schools. Illegal aliens in California also receive in-state tuition when attending the public universities, which makes their attendance further subsidized by the California taxpayer.

2) Illegal alien families also tend to be uninsured or underinsured for everything from life and auto to health, increasing the costs for all other Californians and draining state coffers. Their abuse of Hospital Emergency Rooms has resulted in a reduction of the number of Hospitals providing those services.

3) Illegal alien families send billions of dollars back to their relatives and friends in Mexico, where the money is invested in the Mexican economy. This results in a net transfer of investment capital and taxes from the United States to Mexico. This results in illegal aliens contributing less to the state and local government than citizens and legal immigrants.

4) Illegal aliens do contribute tax money to the Federal government and programs like social security and Medicare, but currently they receive less than citizens in those benefits. Thus, the illegal alien is one of the few workers that contribute more than they take and they can't even vote to determine who represents those tax dollars. However, this is what is most politicians currently overlook, since granting amnesty will eliminate this pool of workers without benefits and create greater need on already desperate federal programs.

5) Illegal aliens also tend to spend their money or invest with companies that hire illegal aliens because of their inability to speak or read English. Not even true Spanish speaking citizens gain much of this market because the illegal aliens tend to speak improper dialects of Spanish and feel more comfortable with other aliens who speak similarly. This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy for illegal aliens in that hiring them requires you to hire more of them. If you have an illegal alien crew you will soon find yourself with illegal alien receptionists, illegal alien managers and illegal alien customers.

Ok, so the Amnesty in 1986 was a bad idea, what do we do now? We can't deport 12 million people can we?

1) We have to prevent this from happening again. The easiest way to do this is to make it extremely difficult to cross our southern border. I recommend the wall idea proposed in Sensenbrenner's bill since it could be quickly erected, would provide technical data along the border, restrict not just illegal alien traffic, but also traffic in narcotics. It would be a huge force multiplier for our border patrol, allowing them time to respond to assaults on the fence and to concentrate on un-fenced areas for patrols. It also sends a message to other nations that we will not tolerate their interference in our society and that deporting your problems to the United States is no longer an option.
a) So you are opposed to the idea of a wall... OK. How about we Annex Mexico and Canada? This would greatly expand our national resources and reduce our border to just the smallest little are around Central America. This is essentially an amnesty for all argument, and since an estimated 70 million Mexicans already want to come to America, we will have solved that problem too. Of course there is a lot of clean-up we'd have to do on both sides, as well as getting rid of that ridiculously poor Canadian medical system. Still, looks like a win-win situation.
b) World conquest not your cup of tea either? How about instead of a wall we simply increase our patrols. It would take years to hire and train enough border patrol agents, and they lack the firepower to deal with drug cartels, so lets use the military! We could simply attach a couple of divisions to deal with the border areas, and allow them to war game and patrol the regions. They have more than enough firepower to deal with drug dealers, even the ones contracting through the Mexican military, and would be able to practice their 'peacekeeping' through patient and careful apprehension of illegal aliens. There is the possibility of innocent lives being lost, although it is against the law to cross our border so 'innocent' is a bit of a misnomer, and would greatly increase tensions between the Mexican, Canadian and United States governments.

2) Secondly, we don't need to deport the illegal aliens if there are no jobs or benefits to hold them here. Unlike the "War on Drugs", employers are addicted to illegal aliens because their is no risk in hiring them. They have been allowed to hide behind defenses that they are just trying to help out the minorities or that they aren't sophisticated enough to check identifications, or that it isn't their responsibility, all the while knowingly hiring and using illegal alien labor. These employers are, in effect, the actual suppliers of the problem, since their hiring of illegal aliens is the reason they come to this country in the first place. If anyone should be made a felon, it is any employer who knowingly or negligently hires illegal aliens. The government can help them by making it easier to identify those who are here illegally and denying them the benefits citizens enjoy AND PAY FOR! This would of course result in a bit of discrimination, although it should be applied to all workers no matter their race, and would probably need some governmental oversight. This is far less damaging to the economy and nation, however, than the current swarm of illegal aliens.

While my solutions may seem overly harsh, they follow a definite band-aid method of solving the problem, not a pathetic please everyone consensus style solution. Amnesty, as has been proven time and again, sounds like the humanitarian thing to do, but it will only damage our nation, our economy, and exacerbate the problem. I also note that by using my plan, we could set up voluntary deportation centers around the country as the jobs dry up for illegal aliens, avoiding costly the jailing of illegal aliens. Company executives are not likely to risk jail time for themselves, especially if they were risking felony convictions, and the costs associated with hiring native born citizens is not that much higher in actuality.

Finally I conclude with the following theoretical question for you to ponder:

If hiring illegal aliens is so palpable, why do convicts, minority-citizens of the United States, being released from jail having served their time finding it so hard to find entry level work? Are they not the same person, from a sociological perspective, as an illegal alien?

Coming Soon...

Attention all freepers and bloggers, a major policy paper is coming soon...

Currently being considered by the desk of the Dreamer:
1) Illegal immigration: Certain to be the top issue for the remainder of the year, even if gas prices hit $10 a gallon.

2) Iran + Nukes = WWIII: We've been waiting for this for years, nuclear weapons and a nation crazy enough to use them. Not since Midwesterners were in the White House has this combination existed, even the Russians with all their blustering didn't have the balls to use them.

3) Israel vs. Oil: The Anti-Castro lobby is stronger today than the pro-Israel groups, with the Iraq war being smashed by the media daily and the surprisingly anti-Semitic left wing of the Democrats blaming the Neo-cons (as Rush would intone: 'jeeewwwssss...').

4) What's a Conservative to do? Advice for the terminally intelligent and patriotic.