Whether to Integrate Illegal Aliens or Not? That’s the Issue

A group of “community-based organizations” have issued a report entitled “Restoring Community: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE’s Failed Secure Communities (S-Comm) Program“. As the title implies, the backers of the report do not like the S-Comm program that allows federal immigration authorities to identify deportable aliens that have been arrested and fingerprinted by state and local law enforcement agencies.

The motivation behind this report is clear in this sentence in the report’s introduction, “S-Comm, like SB 1070 [Arizona’s 2010 law] and its copycats, encourages a criminalization of immigrants that is inherently incompatible with the goal of integration and reform.”

This report will probably be endorsed by politicians who accept the view that the nation’s policy towards illegal aliens should be to integrate them into our society. For those who see that objective as the antithesis of what U.S. policy should be towards illegal aliens, there will be no area of agreement with the recommendations in this report for dismantling the Secure Communities program.

About Author


Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).


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    sigmond strauss on

    As long as long.soldiers returning from the war and can.t get a job or pay for their and for the theire families
    education.This president and the govermment has no right to invite any foraign workers to place them above the Amerian citizen.I don,t think we have a president or a govermment who cares about the interest of the United States.Do this govermmen understands how much it cost the united states to to care of the millions of the illegal workers Daw.

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    They say we can’t deport 10 million Illegals. I say yes we can. if we had started 10 years ago they would have been gone by now. So the faster we get started the faster they will be gone. Who the hell do they think they are. what makes them think they can go to the front of the line. God knows there are millions from all over the world wanting to come here that are just as deserving as them. Make it a felony to knowingly hire them. They’ll leave. WE CAN”T AFFOIRD THEM. I don’t know where they get the idea that they feed us. It’s farmers not Mexicans who feed us. They come here and get benefits denied people who have lived here their whole life.I am surrounded by brownskins. all working. They work and get paid under the table. They pay no taxes,no S.S. no Unemployement. They are just screwing themselves being here illegally. GO HOME……

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    Check out the Welfare rolls, the SS rolls, the free and reduced housing rolls, the crime records in town where they are in abundance, all of the places where they can wire money home to their country, and on and on. Then we can talk about jobs. They are making millions off of us while we are going under. The only person who would want them here any longer is someone who wants our country to go under. Oh and we don’t want to forget the free medical. Americans can’t get all of the benefits that illegals do. What is with that? They aren’t working in the fields, they are taking all of our good jobs! Why would we want to integrate them? WE CANNOT AFFORD THEM! We can’t even afford ourselves. Send them all home!

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      TRUE STORY OF US HISTORY GOOGLE IT YOU WILL FIND I AM WRITING THE TRUTH back in the 40s the usa had a progran called “Operation *******” and they rounded up thouand of illegals and boarded all of them og two ships and dropped them off 500 to 1000 miles away from the usa mexico border making it border in the intent to make it hrder for these illegals to come bck across easy. I say lets do what our grandparents did back in the day

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    I work in an industry that services restaurants, fast food, and convenience stores. I find that the majority of people I talk to are Hispanic with many of them not speaking good English or non at all.. I always wonder how many of these are here in this country illegally.
    My 16 year old granddaughter in Ca has tried to get a job in a fast food establishment and can not find a job. Perhaps because she is white..
    Go to Wal Mart and the non English speaking Hispanics at check out are using a food stamp card.. I often want to ask to see their “papers”. This in North Carolina..
    One day we will be totally overrun by illegals and we will all sit back and take it.

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    Why are all the politions so eager to cut medicare,medicaid ect instead of cutting out all benefits to ILLEGAL ALIENS which if based on the 10 to 12 million ILLEGAL ALIENS would save over 1.2 trillion dollars over 10 yrs.We all know the real number of ILLEGAL ALIENS is more like 20 million.Why treat the elderly who have worked hard for this and to make a better USA,now polititions want to take from the very deserving and reward CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS with it.What kind of people are you?

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      I completely agree Robert. That is my beef with the entire illegal alien thing. Everything here is turned backwards: it’s the American taxpayer who foots the bill for it all and they are the ones who get taken away from first and at all. Those in power better be careful, if they take away took much from the taxpayer who foots the bill there whon’t be any where they get their taxes to pay for the free ride everyone else gets. What will they do then?

      My solution to the entire illegal alien problem: don’t focus on the border, but CUT ALL ENTITLEMENTS THE ILLEGALS GET, starting with abolishing ‘anchor babies’ and taking away the healthcare, the free educatioin, the almost free housing (they pay for from their free welfare), etc. Then when there is no reason to come here illegaly they will leave and come here legally, which I have no problem with. Everyone pays their FAIR SHARE. And in case someone will tell me illegals don’t get welfare look at this: ‘anchor baby’ is an automatic citizen eligible to everything. WHO CASHES THE CHECK ETC? The illegal alien.

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        Ana Zuniga-Maus on

        You are both right Robert and Penny., and to you Penny, you are correct, unless they take away ALL incentives that bring them here, we can enforce the border all we want and they will still find a way to come in. I don’t say border enforcement is not important, it is, but until all the incentives that bring them here are cut off, they will keep coming.

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        Almost free housing . You are correct. The people who live next door to me live in a $1200 dollar a month Mobile home rental,Four kids. neither have driver licenses. The girl works at Mc Donald’s and makes minimum wage he works farm labor. Under the table money. They pay her 750.00 a month welfare. Plus free education and medical care. paid for by taxpayers. They also have enough dogs and chickens to start a ranch. the place is a trash heap and junkyard. foul smelling from dogs and whatnot. Dogcatcher finally made them see the light and get rid of seven of their dogs. Dosen’t seem to me a good way to ingratiate oneself into the community.You’d think they would find a cheaper place to live.The code enforcement officer is reluctant to make them clean up their sh&^hole. So I have to suffer.I’ve tried to sell but after seening the place next door forget it….

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        I agree, just wondering why is it we have no say in any of this. I think we are pretty much done in and have already become the minority in our own country. I think it is us that live in the shadows, not the illegals, cause as you know they are out there whining and protesting daily.

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