Activists say …
“Thieves are increasingly targeting Hispanic illegal immigrants who are reluctant to report robberies to the police for fear of deportation, US activists and law enforcement agencies say.”
“The victims of the robberies in Florida and other Southern states are often farm workers paid in cash because they have no bank accounts due to a lack of official identification.”
" ‘Many robberies (of illegal immigrant workers) are committed but not reported,’ said Cheryl Little, executive director for the Florida Immigration Advocacy Center.”
Just like "Special Order 40" – California’s don’t ask, don’t tell law for illegal aliens …
"But advocate groups and police departments are trying to spread the word that illegal immigrants will not face deportation if they report a crime.
" ‘One of the things that we try to point out, when we go into local Hispanic communities to talk about this, is that if you're a victim of a crime, your deportation status doesn't matter,’ said Elizabeth Watts, spokeswoman for the police department in Clearwater, Florida.”
Only half the story?
“The city, which has a large number of Mexican immigrant workers, had 55 robberies in 2008 in which the victims were Hispanic males, according to Watts.”
Where is the statistics that show that the great majority of ethnic crime is actually perpetrated by other illegal alien gang members who terrorize their own communities?
And since when do the law abiding citizens of any city need to respond with measures that decrease their safety and security for only 55 reported victims among thousands of illegal aliens?
A push for legal identification … but only the kind that does not note that the holder is an illegal alien …
“To combat the problem, authorities in Austin, Texas sought help from local banks to enable more immigrant workers to open up accounts.”
" ‘We went into partnership with a number of banks to help Hispanic immigrant workers to open bank accounts,’ said Brian Miller of the Austin Police Department.”
Let’s see: most illegal aliens have stolen or forged social security numbers which creates havoc for legitimate tax paying citizens – especially when they find their retirement funds and medical accounts compromised.
And let us not forget the banks who allowed ITINs (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) to be used in lieu of social security numbers , along with Matrícula Consular cards, for account identification. And who were complicit in pushing predatory loans to their customers to purchase houses which they could never afford. Is it any wonder that the great majority of housing in certain communities has been abandoned by those who could not pay rent on a rental property, but suddenly found themselves the “owners” of a $300,000 home?
For those who think the banks really care about their illegal alien customers, just consider that the illegal alien base provides more money in repatriation transfers (along with hefty fees) than most accountholders. With banks, it’s all about the money and they are willing to do or say anything to increase their cash flow.
A rather low estimate by other accounts …
“There are an estimated 11.9 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center.”
And there are still other studies which prove that illegal aliens cost the taxpaying citizens of the United States $22,000 over and above all labor contributions and taxes paid.
Why I am steamed …
Before you call me a racist (although I really don’t give a rat’s ass what you may think), consider that I have witnessed the destruction of our healthcare, educational. judicial, retirement, social and cultural infrastructure here in California – especially in gang-ridden areas that look like little Tijuana.
The solution …
I have a rather simple common-sense solution. Give all illegal aliens 90 days to register with the United States Post Office as a foreign national. After the expiration date, any unregistered illegal aliens and their families will be deported. Those who have been registered will be enrolled in an orderly process to teach them English and undergo a background security check. Upon the completion of an English proficiency exam (except for small children, of course), they would be given a work permit to remain in this country. No citizenship for them – and certainly no citizenship for their children. Their children will assume the citizenship of their parents and be registered at the local consulate of the country of origin. If a registered person commits a serious crime, fails to maintain continued employment, receives social service benefits for more than 12 months, they are deported. After ten years, the threat of deportation is removed, except for major felonies. After twenty years, the subject of citizenship can be broached once again. This would provide for the orderly assimilation of the large illegal population over time.
Should anyone overstay their visa, deportation! Travel permits for family shall be freely given and travel restrictions across the border eased (with biometric documents).
Anyone wishing to become a citizen prior to the twenty year exclusion, deport yourself and apply in your country of origin – step to the rear of the line.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS