Ever since GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney voiced support for the concept of attrition through enforcement as the most effective means of dealing with mass illegal immigration, the American public has heard its share of snickers, chuckles, guffaws, giggles and assorted other expressions of derision. Gov. Romney’s opponents, the media, pundits, and Comedy Central anchors have joined in the laugh-fest.
But guess who isn’t joining in the mirth? The professional advocates for illegal immigration find nothing humorous about the concept of attrition through enforcement. Attrition through enforcement, an idea that FAIR and other immigration reform organizations have been espousing for years, posits that if you remove the incentives that draw illegal aliens to this country and make it clear that our immigration laws will be enforced, many will respond rationally and leave on their own.
The illegal alien advocates who participated in a telephonic news conference on February 6 – including the Immigration Policy Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center, among others – see attrition through enforcement as a serious threat to their dream of mass amnesty and even more massive immigration. They have very good reason to be concerned. As FAIR noted last month, attrition through enforcement works – and for the illegal alien advocates that’s no joking matter.
I was not on board regarding immergration reform and illegal aliens taking jobs away from American until my job required me to travel outside of my home state. The first time I saw the need for reform in my own eyes occurred in Atlanta, GA. Contractors from out of state (their license plates indicated they were from AZ, TX, or border state) would rent a number of rooms; open the back door for numerious illegals for dozens to sleep in the rooms. In the morning, the contractors raided the complimentary breakfast bar taking most of the food reserved for paying guest. On morning I noticed that the illegals who were wearing bright green t-shirts were working a road construction job that many Georgians would want. This is cheating hotels, inns, their customers, state and local government of taxes; but most of all it is cheating the people of Georgia who are looking for jobs. Needless to say, these illegal activities occurred and most hotels I went too; especially in Georgia and the Carolinas.
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America! is no longer America! It is Mexico now, Americans has been so far pushback in line in their own country in which they have legal status too by aggressive illegal aliens who have invaded this country! All of sudden they have more VIP in this country then Americans do, they have more control and say so! in America then Americans! With the help of all their advocates, organizations, our American laws, lawmakers, president, governors, are to strongly lenient to illegal immigration, they nastily and sneakily use to many loopholes, sorry excuses, strategies, to give illegal aliens a previledge to do any thing that want to in America, including all their wrongdoings, they had just found ways to just ignore illegal aliens illegal status, and had allow them to just implement all their wrongdoings, schemes and scams of America! all of what they are allow to do in America, is alright!
Illegal aliens, are greedy! Many people and congress keep saying illegal aliens are human, that is very true, Americans are human Also, Americans do have legal status here, and do abide our laws! It is said that they come to this country America for jobs to take care of their families, now millions of them found away to get jobs in America on all their false paper work, and are bringing home paychecks, while at the same time millions of American are unemployed, and are not bringing home pay checks! So what is this saying about our President and Congress????? This is saying that our own politicians much rather take care of another country’s poor, and forget about their own country poor and middle class citizens, they could care less about their own Americans in the back of the lines to employment, or government freebies, that in reality belongs to poor and middle class Americans, How are they being so allow to receive the child tax credit every year from the IRS with some made up ID card that helps them not have to show an social security number, beats me! I have seen many of them get big bucks income tax refund back every year, more then many Americans you can believe that!!! This need to stop now!
Another thing needs to stop now, it’s this big gateway to our American birthrights to them, it has become an instant American citizenship market, for their children born in America and they are taken fully advantage of this, all of what they are really doing is using this for a sneaky amnesty for their children alone, it helps them cling to America, escape deportations, and over populate them selves in America at a fast pace! it help their children to go to colleges, be part of our American law makers, and turn America into a new found Mexico!! I am not trying to be mean or racist, illegal aliens had already planned all of what they are doing in America, before they came to America, and many things are working in their favors!!!
AMERICANS NEED TO GET OUT AND MARCH AND PROTEST IN THEIR OWN STREETS AND PUSH FOR JOBS, AND TO STOP THIS INSANITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, PUSH TO ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS WE ALREADY HAVE, STOP OUR AMERICAN BIRTHRIGHTS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM ANY WHERE! STOP MANY INCENTIVES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS! PUSH TO GET ILLEGAL ALIENS OUT OF OUR JOBS TO PUT AMERICANS BACK TO WORK! ASK OUR PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS, ILLEGAL ALIENS ADVOCATES, ORGANIZATIONS, EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYMENT LABOR BOARD, ” WHAT MAKE ILLEGAL ALIENS MUCH MORE TRUSTWORTHY TO WORK IN OUR AMERICAN JOBS, WITHOUT ANY INVESTIGATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECKS, BEFORE THEY ARE HIRED LIKE AMERICANS ARE SO STRONGLY REQUIRED TO HAVE BEFORE THEY ARE HIRED????? AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS A BIG DOUBLE STANDARD AND A BIG DISCRIMINATION IN OUR AMERICAN EMPLOYERS HIRING PRACTRICES AND PROCEDURES !!!!
WE have lost control of our own government. It is unconstitutional to stop or discourage illegal immigration. Todays illegal immigrant will be your fellow citizen tommorow. It is the American way, and there is nothing you can do about it. I’ve lived in California all my life, watching the deterioration over the decades, having useless elections while nothing gets done. I’m a foreigner in my own land. It is now Mexifornia, but we still have the best weather. Don’ t forget your uninsured motorist coverage if you live here.
Rob, your spouting absolute nonsense. we had orderly LEGAL immigration through NY for GENERATIONS. IT explicitly states in the CONSTITUTION that our borders are to be PROTECTED. I see no problem with legal immigrants, but your claim that it is a Mexicans right to move in without legal access is “the american way” is clearly coming from someone who has not studied our history of immigration whatsoever.
To the guy above was saying Bush had 8 years and let’s give Obama a chance. Well, Obama has been in office over 3 years and his answer is not secure the borders, give them amnesty and bring in more illegals than ever.
At least until the end of Bush’s tenure, more American had jobs. I guess you can be a little more lax when the problem isn’t staring you in the face. And to make matters worse, we aren’t even doing anything about the criminal activity of the illegals in this country. Obama is a disgrace and I am sick of paying for all the benefits given to illegals. It is bad enough that we shell out to people are just too lazy to work. We have become a culture as to what we can get out of the government. Someday soon we are going to pay for it and in a big way.
I have said this for years. If they can’t find a job or a place to live, they will go home on their own, unless they are into some kind of criminal activity. No amnesty should ever be given until we secure the borders and every American that wants a job could get a job. As for them doing some of the labor that Americans feel they are too good to do, in the areas such as agriculture let the people on welfare do the work or they don’t get paid.
I live around Columbus Ohio and almost every restaurant I go into, the kitchen staff are latinos. Most of the roofers and people who work on landscape seem to be foreigners. I’m sure there would be a lot of Americans that would take these jobs
As for bringing in foreigners to do the high tech jobs, I am sure we can find a lot of Americans that are qualified, but the government doesn’t work as hard to find these workers. They would rather bring in foreigners.
If we would bring down the tax rate on businesses even to zero if possible for any manufacturer to bring the jobs back to America, I think they would come back in droves. We need to make sure every American has a job before any illegal. I am not talking about any person who comes here the right way and accepts our American ways and values. And the first thing any person legal should learn our language before getting any citizenship papers.
If they don’t like it, then they can go home.
obama’s agenda: 49 MORE MEXIFORNIA’S!
THANK THE GREAT HISPANDERER FOR OPEN & UNDEFENDED BORDERS!
LA RAZA INFESTED MEXIFORNIA – THEY COME TO LOOT, AND LOOT THEY DO!
SELF-DEPORTATION WORKS… even as MEXICO EXPORTS MORE POOR, CRIMINALS AND PREGNANT OVER OUR BORDERS TO LOOT!
NEXT TO LOS ANGELES, PHOENIX IS THE SECOND LARGEST GATEWAY FOR THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS. TO EASE THEIR WAY, OBAMA SIGNED A DIRECTIVE PERMITTING MEXICAN BIG HAULER TRUCK DRIVERS OVER OUR BORDERS, SOMETHING BUSH NEVER WOULD PERMIT, DESPITE THE FACT THESE HUGE TRUCKS ARE HAULING DRUGS AND HUMAN CARGO!
THE AMERICAN (LEGALS) OF AZ ARE FORCED TO PUT OUT MILLIONS IN WELFARE TO ILLEGALS, AND ARE SOON TO BE THE NEXT MEXIFORNIA.
NEXT TO MEXICO CITY, PHOENIX IS THE CAPITAL FOR MEXICAN KIDNAPPING!!!
IT IS THE AMERICAN CAPITAL FOR MEXICAN HOME INVASION AND CAR THEFT!
HISPANDERING OBAMA’S SOLUTION IS TO SUE THE STATE OF ARIZONA, AS WELL AS THREE OTHER STATES, ON BEHALF OF HIS LA RAZA PARTY BASE.
OBAMA HAS SUED AZ TO SABOTAGE E-VERIFY AND HELP EASE MORE MEXICANS INTO OUR JOBS. HIS THINKING IS APPARENTLY THIS WILL HELP EASE THE ILLEGALS INTO THE VOTING BOOTHS AND VOTE OBAMA AGAIN!
OBAMA’S SEC. of LA RAZA LABOR IS LA RAZA SUPREMACIST HILDA SOLIS!
CAN WE REALLY AFFORD TO KEEP BEING MEXICO’S COLONY FOR LOOTING?
The Republicans and the Democrats are both guilty of the borders, the illegal mess and amnesties. Reagan started with the first amnesty in 1986 to “fix” the 2-3 million illegal problem in the country. Then came Clinton who granted six more “rolling” amnesties in the 90’s (when Gingrich was House Speaker!). In Bush’s term, the Dems tried in 2006-07 to get another amnesty through Congress, but with the help and pressure of border groups and other great organizations, the bills in the House and Senate were defeated. Obama and his Dems tried to fulfill his promise to LaRaza and other open border activists by passing the Dream Act in 2011, but it was also defeated by the same dedicated and hard-working groups and organizations, and some legislators who were listening. With LaRaza’s former VP sitting at the right-hand of Obama and lobbying in the Oval Office and in Congress behind closed doors, Obama decided to work his amnesty through the backdoor of the White House. With his polls slipping, by golly, he needs all the legal and illegal votes he can muster!!! There is plenty of blame to go around, but most of the blame should be towards the millions of Americans that sit back and do nothing about this. If the legislators do not hear loud and clear from their constituents to clean this mess up NOW!, they will continue doing as they have always done….and how is that working for us??? The squeaky wheel gets the grease….but only if you apply the grease!!!!
Excellent points, I have contacted my State and Federal lawmakers for years on this issue and all I get is political B.S. and sob stories about illegals .
The government will do nothing concrete in preventing foreigners from entering our nation illegally, nor will they help in the interior enforcement of our immigration laws . Why ! Because they use the immigrants, legal and illegal, for political and personal preservation .
The fastest growing population in our nation is foreigners, and Washington knows it . They will continue to fund and support groups like La Raza for this reason .
The object is to transform our nation by use of these foreigners in our elections, offsetting the votes of Americans, especially the Middle Class .
While thousands of Americans have been murdered by Immigrants in our nation in the last decade, figures you will not see in the media, our so-called leaders in Washington turn their collective heads and have ignored the American peoples voice on this issue .
The U.S. Labor Dept. under Obama puppet Secretary Solis, known for her pro-Amnesty stand, has ads on T.V. that promote fair pay for illegals .
Self deportation is possible and inexpensive if the government would secure the border, eliminate all benefits and incentives given foreigners in our nation illegally and stop the “Anchor Baby” policy .
It is long over due, that Americans need to take to the streets and demand that this travesty perpetuated upon the American people by our own government stop,
Our Economy. our Sovereignty, our Natural Resourses and our way of life, especially for our children`s future, is a stake !
E-VERIFY and the war on the AMERICAN WORKER:
OBAMA’S AGENDA OF BUYING THE LA RAZA “THE RACE” ILLEGALS’ VOTES BY EASING THEM INTO OUR JOBS! THIS KEEPS WAGES DEPRESSED, AND THEREFORE OBAMA’S WALL ST. DONORS HAPPY AND GENEROUS!
Fax & Urge your U.S. Representative to Support National E-Verify Legislation
if the gut less la raza had a pair they would go south of the border and rage war with their own kind and stop trying to pick a easy fight with the American citizens just because we are more civilize than the country they come from either way they will eventually lose the damed war let these illegals take responsibility for who and what they are and take it to their Mexican government and stop useing americans resources and entitlements we are getting damed tired of it .
Don’t just stop there, stop the free schooling, reduced tuition for college, social security, rebates on tax’s. food stamps, legal aide (ACLU), free phones, free medical, open borders, Fast and Furious free guns to the drug cartels and the most corrupt Congress and (SIC) President in the world. We the people better get ready for Martial Law just before the elections get armed and ready.
I agree with you whole heartedly! While we’re at it – END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP! It’s not just the Mexicans crossing 2 ft. over the border to whelp their brats so they’re “American citizens”. It’s the Asians who book trips here for the express purpose to whelp THEIR brats here – thereby making said brats “American citizens”. Stop this madness!
Bush was president for 8 years. What did Bush do about securing the boarder and inforcing the illegal alien laws? Sure, Obama sucks when dealing with illegal aliens, but he inherited the problems from Bush, your Conservative, Republican president. Maybe Bush should have enforced the immigration laws back then instead of being so friendly with Vicente Fox. I’m on your side against illegal aliens, but all you conservatives think if Obama were out and Romney or whatever Republican in, that things would be different and to your liking. But was immigrant enforcement any different with Republican Bush for 8 years than Obama now?
No one has done anything about the illegals for a long time and that includes Bush. But give me a break on the Obama inherited crap. Each President inherits everything from the previous administration. He has had over 3 yrs to do something and all he wants is amnesty. At what point do you drop the inherited crap and say he owns it. I would say 3 yrs is long enough. He has no plans to do anything and I don’t want to give him another 4 yrs to not do anything
I have to give you points for that comment. If we go back even further – as much as as I loved Regan, he screwed up BIG TIME with his amnesty that gave millions of illegals permanent status. Another thing – mandating that illegal’s brats be allowed a FREE education at our expense – that we had to allow them into our schools. Until we STOP BIRTH RIGHT CITIZENSHIP; deny education benefits, free health care, etc. to illegals AND THEIR CHILDREN, we will never stop this infestation of illegals into our country.
OBAMA’S AMNESTY – VIVA LA RAZA?
Remove the idea that a better life awaits them when they get here, make it difficult for all illegal aliens who have decided to become illegal immigrants. Let them find what the first people to come here found. No welcoming social service’s no free medical, welfare, free education or IE Dream Act, just go home or jail.
Well we will see how Obama’s latest loan to Sun Power Solar who just got a loan twice the size of Solyndra.Who is 832.000.00 in debt and the share holders are fighting for their money,but the good news is they are going to build a big factory in MEXICO!That’s one way to get them to go home? create more jobs in Mexico than the USA!
Attrition Through Enforcement IT WORKS!
The Socialist Democrats wants future “Illegal Immigrants” votes. Republicans and Chamber of Commerce wants cheap “Illegal Immigrant” labor. While 70% of American citizens wants our existing immigration laws enforced and all “Illegal Immigrants” deported.
VERY TRUE, another thing you may consider, if you cut all the benefits and entitlements to ILLEGAL ALIENS, THEN EXISTING ENTITLEMENT FUNDING FOR LEGAL TAX PAYING AMERICANS WILL SEEM A LOT MORE REASONABLE TO REPUBLICANS!!! I would be mad too if the government was asking for entitlement funding to include ILLEGAL ALIENS. I don’t know why Republicans don’t stop entitlement funding until ILLEGAL AILIENS ARE COMPLETELY EXCLUDED FROM ALL BENEFITS!!!
Count me as a immigration advocate who thinks this is no joke, and thinks what you are doing is wrong for America.
If you think it’s wrong for America to do this, then why don’t you go somewhere that doesn’t espouse these policies? You’d be much happier..
I want to live where the laws enacted by the people are enforced, don’t you? Obama has become a dictator ruling by executive orders and needs to be stopped!
Agreed, it would be nice if a president would RESPECT the will of the PEOPLE and not Forgien Nationalist’s PAC MONEY!!!
Get out of my country you Racist Illegal Alien Criminal Invader, Anchor baby.
All other countries have competent rational immigration laws, even the countries from where all the illegals come from! If you are for a LAWLESS incompetent Immigration system then go live in an unsecured third world country. It’s just logic, there is only so much to go around in every country. It’s irrespeonsible to not respect the laws on the books and especially when a country has high unemployment and a recession. You must be out of your mind
So go back to Mexico – CAUSE WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE!
Like I’ve proposed before, with Mexico being the largest voice in denigrating our immigration laws, perhaps the Mexican government would be more satisfied if the U.S. would enact immigration policies that mirror Mexico’s immigration laws. Their laws are so strict and rigid that they make our immigration laws look puny.
In Mexico, ANY Mexican citizen can make an arrest of a foreigner who is present in Mexico without proper documentation. You do NOT have to be an immigration enforcement officer or police officer to make the arrest.
In Mexico, if you are a foreigner visiting Mexico and get involved any ANY form of political demonstration, you are subject to instant arrest, detention and immediate deportation without appeal. You will be formally escorted, under guard, to the nearest port of entry and forcibly ejected from Mexican territory.
If you are a foreigner, you can’t own Mexican land or property, you can only “lease” property or land and it is restricted to only certain areas of the country.
You cannot participate in any way in Mexican politics if you are a foreigner. You cannot become a public officer (police, military, etc.)
If you’ve ever traveled, by land, to Mexico, you’ve undoubtedly been stopped at the 15 Km. inspection station where, if you don’t have the required visa, you are abruptly turned around and refused further travel into the interior.
These are just some of their laws involving immigration matters.
Me thinks that any Congressman working to impeach Obummer and his henchmen would soundly be reelected.
Why does Congress not move to impeach our “pretend” president? There is so much evidence to convict him that it would be difficult to decide where to start. The only thing he hasn’t done, we suppose, is “carry on” in the Green Room.
Face it — our government is corrupt. The Republicans want to put a person who is not legal to be president into office hence if obummer stays in office so the Constitution can be ignored. The only way the People win is to force our government to live by the laws they pass and let the people they work for vote on their pay raises.
Obummer never planned to follow one law or the Constitution. He taught a College class on Constitutional law. I don’t think so. He only knows how to violate the Constitution. He could accurately teach Saul Akinsky, or Marx.
Lobbyists!! What a blessing they are. There is nothing too low for them. And..they play on the weaknesses of our elected officials, who see them as a way to get rich. Too bad that riches are on the way out, for every American.
George Soros isn’t American. Obummer is not. None of their pals are. They can’t even figure ther way to pay their income tax. H. & R. Block can help.
OBAMA WAS BOUGHT INTO OFFICE WITH THE LOOTING OF HIS CRIMINAL BANKSTER DONORS!
IT WAS LA RAZA MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY THAT VOTED HIM THERE!
WE GET THE TAX BILLS FOR THE MEXICAN OCCUPATION, WELFARE STATE, AS LA RAZA GETS OUR JOBS.
IT WILL TAKE US A CENTURY TO PAY OFF WHAT ONE MAN, BARACK OBAMA HAS DONE FOR HIS BANKSTERS, LA RAZA AND THE WARS TO PROTECT SAUDI BOARDERS AS HE LEAVES OUR OPEN AND UNDEFENDED!
Records show that four out of Obama’s top five contributors are employees of financial industry giants – Goldman Sachs ($571,330), UBS AG ($364,806), JPMorgan Chase ($362,207) and Citigroup ($358,054).
The terms of the agreement are entirely favorable to the banks, while doing little or nothing to aid the millions of people who have been devastated by the collapse of the US housing market.
UNFETTERED IMMIGRATION MEANS POVERTY FOR AMERICANS… AND THEN WE GET THE BILLS TO PAY FOR THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE!
Tracy: It’s called “getting votes” any way you can….What amazes me is that Obama swore an oath to uphold our laws and constitution and I have not witnessed him doing either of those things…He just writes executive orders and does away with the congress just like Glenn Beck said-they will be made useless eventually and if we don’t get him out of the White House this year, it’s going to double down since Harry Reid isn’t going to do anything to hinder him…It’s pitful to think that any American citizen swearing to uphold laws, etc. would stoop so low that the power of being in charge and wanting to stay there and will do whatever it takes to stay there. I have read that a part of the congress, etc. are afraid of riots, etc. and that’s the number one reason they aren’t taking him on…I just wonder how many of them are making their fortunes at the expense of our country, not caring about their children and famiies who will bear the fruits of this mess. God bless America….vote, keep the peace-they want you to start something-pray, and write your representatives all the time….Research everything being done at nite when we are asleep or we are focused on some news item that has nothing to do with the real situation.
American civil liberties union.What a joke they are.Perhaps they should be called South American civil liberties union.No one is addressing the 14th amendment I would like to see that repealed.
The 14th amendment does not have to be repealed. This is something that the illegal alien advocated would have you believe in order to make it sound difficult to stop giving citizenship to anchor babies. Fact is that the amendment was meant for the protection of newly freed slaves and their children because they were, in fact, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bestowing citizenship on any baby born within the borders of our nation was not the intent nor is it the proper reading of the text. The way to stop creating anchor babies is to just STOP giving them citizenship. Make it a federal law that reinforces the jurisdictional clause, so that states cannot continue to abuse the privileges of citizenship. And, another good idea would be to start arresting those mayors, governors, etc…… who blatantly violate federal law by establishing “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens. “We The People” have aired our grievences for years, much like the Foumders did. We have been scoffed at and rebuffed, much like the Foumders were. The only question remaining is how long the citizens of this country will allow the “ruling elite” to behave this way before there is a second revolution in our land.
It sure does, it is my hope that someone in the states that have passed e-verifying laws will charge them with aiding and abetting.
If I wanted to kill the middle class I would start at the bottom and top and squeeze the middle. Import a lot of cheap labor to kill the bottom and outsource the top. Nothing like long lines for scarce jobs to program desperation into the system. Desperate people will accept far less just to get a job. Far less equals far more profits. Sound familiar?
I have one question: If our lawmakers, law-upholders, and politicians are NOT enforcing the laws on the books, does this not make then accountable to the law for aiding and betting a criminal act?
It should, but then who would enforce that? Kind of like the fox guarding the hen house.