Illegal Foreign Nationals
Illegal foreign nationals sometimes are called illegal aliens or undocumented workers. Nobody minimizes the bravery that they possess as they traverse sometimes multiple countries to cross the Rio Grande in the hope of gaining a better life. Those of you who come with good will, thank you. I wish you well in your lives to the extent that your presence in this country does not limit the lives of American Citizens.
Whether this is true or not, the popular notion about illegal aliens is that they come to America, have babies, live on welfare, and never go home. I don't know whether this is true or not. We do use the term "illegal aliens" to describe those who enter the US illegally. So most use that term to describe them as they are illegally in the country, and they are not citizens,. The fact is that they create a major drain on the middle class in the U.S. and there presence is devastating to those Americans looking for entry level and low-skilled jobs.
From what I have observed, the illegal alien has developed many job skills, especially in the construction trades. Home builders, plasterers, spackling experts etc. in certain parts of the US must be Spanish speaking or they cannot get a job. Most of those who cross the Rio Grande today are not looking to pick berries, though George Bush said a long time ago that they do what we do not want to do. That unfortunately is not true as they have moved on to better jobs and they absolutely do compete with citizens for those jobs.
I recently completed a book titled, Americans Need Not Apply, which I wrote because it is so hard for Americans to compete against illegal aliens for jobs. Moreover, because president Obama does not want to enforce the immigration laws, more and more companies choose to hire illegal aliens rather than Americans because they work cheaper and they do not require insurance or the same level of job safety protections because they never complain. COmplaining may mean deportation and so businesses expect no ocmplaints and nobody complains.
Many Americans have seen them replace them on the job in droves.. Sure enough, the illegal, non citizen, has had a hard life but they create a hard life for Americans by stealing good jobs and then working for peanuts. There are also a number of illegal aliens who do not plan to work once they arrive. They find the welfare bounty in the US as an incentive to live without having to work. A little fake ID, and the next thing is cash payments, Medicaid, and food stamps.
To earn a little more money without a job, some choose to commit crimes in our neighborhoods. Yes, many, not all, lead a life of crime from arrival until they are caught. And, yes, despite what George Bush said, and no matter what Barack Obama says, they do take jobs that American citizens would love to have. And, no matter what President Obama claims, when they are caught commiting crimes other than illegal entry, they are often not arrested or detained. Thus, they have no problem committing the next crime because there is nothing to stop them.
NO AMNESTY—NO WAY.
There is a huge cost of feeding, educating and housing these uninvited people even when they are working. They have learned how to game the welfare system. They hide their wages and do not contribute to the institutions in the US, which provide them their benefits. They do not pay their ER bills because they have been advised not to do so. And, their lives go on unimpeded because bleeding hearts have no porblem giving them your possessions, including your job. They keep their money and they take ours. Many believe they have already ruined California beyond repair. If Conan the Barbarian cannot get it right, who can?
I strongly support changing the law to deny citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants. US Citizenship is a prize to be given to those who earn it—nOT to those who sneak in and have a baby so they can’t be forced to leave. I say there should be No rewards for those who came here illegally. Robert P. Casey Jr. believes that illegal aliens should be granted immediate citizenship, as does him mentor, Barack Hussein Obama. I am happy to say that former D-11 Congressman Paul Kanjorski, and Corey O'Brien, my challengers for the Pennsylvania D-11 House seat in 2010, as well as Lou Barletta, our new Congressman from D-11. also oppose amnesty and automatic pathways to citizenship for illegal immigrants. I commend their position on this issue. I do not want any illegal alien hurt in any way but I want America turned back to Americans in more than symbolic ways.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is To Immigration as Obamacare is to the Health Industry.
Two out of the last three years, or so it seems, our friendly Congress has tried to grant amnesty to those who live in this country illegally. Our Senators, Representatives, and administration officials surely are hell-bent on pursuing amnesty in some form or another. Obamacare had been holding it up, as it was a time consumer to get it through. That is the only reason I welcomed the healthcare debacle but I did not welcome its passage into law. It kept the corrupt Congress from doing other damage. Hopefully this Obamacare bill and all of the glorious reconciliation attempts will not hold muster and the Supreme Court will rule it all unconstitutional. Our backup plan, however, must be to throw the bums out.
By the way, in general terms, amnesty means that the US would offer a general pardon for those who offended US by breaking our immigration laws. Most of the immigration reform proposals in Congress over the years have met that definition. Congress loves giving things away that are not theirs in the first place. To assure they can get elected or to assure that their friends can get cheap labor instead of having to pay American wages, they want 30 to 50 million people to be made into citizens overnight.
Why should they be made citizens? Granting them amnesty would show the reason was because they were able to break the law by entering, staying, and working in our country. Because our government is so nice, these folks will never be punished in any way for that illegal act. Yet, if you used your neighbor's drivers license for ID to get a beer or to take a spin, you would be put in the slammer. Think about what happens when an American is found in North Korea or Iran, or in Mexico without documentation.
Our "representatives" want to give our piece of the American Dream to others so that the lawmakers will get something in return. Can you imagine the healthcare cost of 30 to 50 million more people on top of the trillions Congress has chosen to spend on our own supposed 30 million uninsured citizens? Is it not fair to ask, why lawbreakers should be rewarded with a visa and ultimately citizenship? Lawbreakers should not be given legal status, while those seeking to immigrate legally face years of paperwork and long waits for a simple visa.
We have had amnesty programs in the past and they do not work. Even Ronald Reagan's program did not work. When we rewarded the millions who came here illegally in the past, the result was that even more millions followed suit, but at a faster pace.
Socialism is the Immigration Magnet
The US immigration problem is ours because we are seen as a very kind socialist country. But, that is only because our lawmakers are misguided. They have not gotten the message that America is for Americans first. There are so many tales about the plight of American institutions ravaged by the invasion of illegal foreign nationals who are entitled to rights in this country and for some unknown reason, they are never stopped and they are never deported.
I know of some people from Mexico who still live in Mexico, for example, who have been trained to take advantage of the ease of access to healthcare in the US, pre-Obamacare. Merely by paying for an airline ticket and flying in to NY from Mexico every six months for their health maintenance checkups and to visit their kids, they get a big healthcare bonanza. They get their healthcare on US and it is cheaper than the airfare in and out. Some of my other friends would say, "such a deal!" How do they do this? Our government knows but when Obama became President, his first act was to teach them all to wink, and wink, and wink.
Do you know about the Houston hospitals in which 70 or 80% of the babies born have both parents who are in the country illegally? Is that because Americans are no longer having sex or is it because anchor babies become citizens right away merely by being born here? Oh, and don't forget they then get to anchor a whole family towards citizenship as the big reward for their illegal activity. For me, it is all non-sequitur. Congress does not vote for Americans and Obama has great disdain for the rest of us.
Obstetricians in south Texas see the problem first hand. They can attest to the severity of the problem. It’s a story replayed in California, Arizona, and New Mexico. And would it be a surprise to you if I told you that most illegal foreign nationals who come to the US to have their babies in US hospitals do not have health insurance. They don;t pay a dime, even if they have a dollar. You may not believe this but after having their babies, they choose to not pay their hospital bills. That is a deal none of us can get! They use the EMTALA law which has been on the books since 1986, and is explained in a number of essays on this site. Just use the Search facility to find the articles you need.
And, we are so nice that we do not require payment -- ever. Hospitals do ask to be paid. But, the bill, nonetheless is not paid. Though they are foreign nationals here illegally they are not arrested and sent home even though they have not paid their hospital bill. All of this is pre Obamacare. They merely walk out the front door of the hospital, bill unpaid, just like a US citizen. I wonder what happens to American illegal's who have babies in Mexico?
Does anybody think this huge expense can be sustained, either by the hospitals involved or the taxpayers, who ultimately end up paying the bills. For now, under Obamacare, the decision has come down. America will pay for all of this treatment. Our Congress and our President are so beneficent with your tax money. Perhaps this will make the magical attraction rays of the socialism magnets draw those even further form the US and convince them their place to live is where you and I live. Last time I checked there is no similar magnet positioned in the southern hemisphere.
Solving Immigration - Reagan
Ronald Reagan wrestled with the problems caused by illegals in the country and during the Reagan administration, he effected an amnesty program. He was a good man and just like the well-intentioned progressives of today, he thought hat if you really help people, they will not turn on you looking for more. Reagan was wrong. Progressive Democrats of today are wrong. Americans are hurt every day because of their poor decisions.
On freerepublic.com, they debunk a lot of the myths about the 1986 amnesty program that was sponsored under the Reagan administration. They show a quiz for example about the program. It would be tough to get an A in this quiz. See how well you do:
Regarding what we know of as the Reagan Amnesty Program," which of the following are true. Each question stands by itself so there may be multiple true answers.
True / False
- The Reagan Amnesty granted a blanket Amnesty to Illegal Aliens.
- The Reagan Amnesty granted automatic citizenship to Illegal Aliens.
- The Reagan Amnesty granted citizenship to some Illegal Aliens.
- The Reagan Amnesty granted automatic permanent residence (green cards) to Illegal Aliens.
- The Reagan Amnesty granted immediate permanent residence (green cards) to some Illegal Aliens.
- The Reagan Amnesty was granted to Illegal Aliens, free of charge.
The Reagan Amnesty mentions the word “Amnesty.”
Double Secret Bonus Question:
The word “Amnesty” is mentioned in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
So, how do you think you did?
The answer to each and every one of these questions is "False." By the way, there were four million new citizens created as a result of the Reagan Program. To be a citizen, you first had to work as a guest laborer for several years and you had to pay something for the right to be a citizen. Obama thinks his plan is more stringent. Obama will not permit any illegal foreign national to gain citizenship if he or she has ever had a period of from one day to two weeks in which for the entire period they did not breathe. If an individual passes that criteria, according to the King of America, you are in like Flint. Enjoy!
There was major concern in 2010, that the "rammers" in the House and Senate, pre-lame-duck and the full lame duck crowd, before they get thrown out of office were planning to try to ram through a full amnesty instant citizenship program. The likelihood of this for a Congress that was about to be defeated otherwise in the Fall was very high. If 30 to 50 million new citizens were given the right to vote in the 2010 Fall elections, the Republicans would never ever have had a chance to ever win another national election.
As a Democrat that should make me happy but it does not. I am an American first. The Republicans provided the only voice of reason in the Obamacare debacle and nobody can trust this pack of Obamacrats to do anything right for the country. As an aside Robert P. Casey Jr, is the first of them to ask, "how high?"
Ronald Reagan offered these comments: "Make no mistake, Americans are happy to welcome immigrants who follow our immigration laws and seek a better life here. America is far more welcoming and tolerant of newcomers than virtually any nation on earth. But our modern welfare state creates perverse incentives for immigrants, incentives that cloud the issue of why people choose to come here. The real problem is not immigration, but rather the welfare state magnet."
What is Socialism?
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need (or needs)." This is the definition of socialism originating as a Karl Marx slogan in his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program. This little phrase says it all and it sounds real nice until YOU lose your freedom or YOU speak up and find YOU may have an income but you have no liberty.
This phrase summarizes the principles that, under a communist system, every person should contribute to society to the best of his or her ability and consume from society in proportion to his or her needs. Don't take an extra pea or a two-ply sheet from a roll of toilet paper or a bottle of booze!
In the Marxist view, however, you should not need that because you are taken care of with an arrangement that will be made possible by society. The notion is that an massive abundance of goods and services will be developed / produced by a communist society, and thus there will be so much to go around that nobody will want and nobody will even know if something is missing. The idea is that there will be enough to satisfy everyone's needs. Check your freedom at the door. And, if there is not enough to go around, communism makes sure that there will be enough "smart people" in the government who will decide who gets what. Whoops! that little ditty should have been in fine print.
As President Reagan so well communicated, for those in a repressive society or in a society in which there are only poor and poorer, socialism is a step up the ladder. For Mexicans looking across the Rio Grande, being able to take a part of America's bounty, our easy embrace of socialism became a big magnet and it continues to draw people across in great numbers. For American citizens, however, socialism in many ways is the antithesis of freedom and liberty and opportunity. For Americans, socialism is a step backwards from full freedom. For those with no opportunity in their own countries, US socialism appears very desirable.
Desirable or not, America is for Americans. 30 to 50 million illegal aliens should not receive automatic instant citizenship just because they read a book about the American Dream. What is good for the illegal foreign national in most cases is not good for Americans. Americans pay the bill. Illegal Foreign Nationals collect the proceeds. That is simply wrong.
When the government does not do the will of the people, the government must change. Robert P. Casey Jr. is part of the government that wishes to give the gains of Pennsylvanians to any Pennsylvanian who has chosen not to work. I am not talking about those who are truly helpless. If the person is an Illegal Foreign National, Casey will vouch for him. However, if you are from Philadelphia, Clarion, State College, Pittsburgh, Allentown, or even WIlkes-Barre / Scranton, Casey is trained to look the other way. His master, Barack Hussein Obama does not have concern for Pennsylvanians, and that is that.
James Forten and James Forten and Ben Franklin would advise all Pennsylvanians to vote for smebody other than a man prepared to steal your liberty. Is Roberty Casey Jr., our current Senator, prepared to protect our liberties, as fragile as they may now be?
Senator Casey has all of the Obama tools available to suck the breath of liberty from our very lungs. Can it be possible that a smart man Like RPC does not understand the impact of his actions if he turns on the vacuum cleaner? Do some research and you will know he is not one of us. I am running against this man but even if I were not running, I would not trust the well-being of this state or the nation in his hands.