Creating a New Strategy for Immigration

The following article was written by Sally Rodriguez, who is active in organizations opposed to illegal immigration, and appeared in the Santa Maria Times.

The public is not made aware of funding sources for some large organizations that take stands on issues unpopular with the American people. Most of the mainline media seldom touch on such issues, because if the truth is made public, big businesses that profit from cheap illegal immigrant labor could experience losses. Polls show illegal immigration is a very unpopular issue with both Democrat and Republican voters, therefore it is an American issue, not a party issue.

Who is paying for such things as expensive marching banners, picketing signs, flags, voter registration coordinators, ads on Spanish television, and large staffs who put together all kinds of propaganda for public consumption in favor of their cause, and to promote their goal, which is amnesty for all illegal immigrants now here, often referred to as comprehensive immigration reform?

In fact, the word “amnesty” has now been replaced with the word “legalization,” because it sounds better.

Their other goals are prevention of the completion of a more-effective border wall, and in general a halt to all deportations, job-site raids, the E-Verify program and the H-2A ag workers program. However, farmers do have a legitimate claim that some of the H-2A provisions are bad. For example, one worker shouldn’t be locked into one employer, because when that employer no longer needs their labor, they should be able to change employers during the period of their work visas. In addition, farmers should not be forced to provide transportation from the border, or their housing once here.

These laborers have always been able to handle these things on their own. However, farmers should be required to abide by health standards, give work breaks, basic medical insurance, worker’s comp, adequate tools, safety items, etc.

Currently, if workers abide by the terms of their temporary work visa, they can come back again for as long as they are physically able to do the work. Under this system, they can earn money to support their families back home, while American farmers can obtain much-needed harvest labor, which Americans refuse to do because of the low pay.

Aside from the few defects cited in one particular item of the H-2A program, the critics have nothing else to cite as negative in the control of illegal immigration. Yet the narrow minority interests, besides being against all of the issues listed here, are trying to get the public to lump all Hispanics and people with Hispanic surnames as being in favor of their goals, which is untrue.

Most people who have Hispanic surnames are Americans first, and are just as opposed to illegal immigration as everyone else. They want the issue resolved, but not with another unworkable amnesty, like the first attempt in 1986, which, due to lack of enforcement, was a disaster and just made the problem worse.

We need to consider the 1.2 million legal immigrants admitted each year, 125,000 from Mexico alone. Who thinks that they like illegal immigration? For radical organizations to lump everyone with a Hispanic surname as being in favor of amnesty, in my opinion, borders on a criminal act.

Hispanics are interested in jobs, education, raising their families and a whole host of other issues as being much more important than giving lawbreakers amnesty, followed by millions more who will get the message to come quickly with their false documents that the government won’t have the resources nor manpower to properly verify. That is what happened in 1986, as the vast majority were just passed on through, with nothing verified. Think about it. Now there are far more waiting for another easy way to get amnesty.

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    I had no idea all Hispanic people did not support Immigration. Rather, I thought all Hispanics legal and illegal favored illegal immigration.

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    The problem is not a new one, businesses have been doing it for years…
    In the past, businesses would take people from low income areas (farms) and employ them in less than acceptable standards to break up a strike, they were known as SCABBIES.
    Now days they still bring in scabbies, but now they are known as illegals. Not just breaking constitutional laws by violating international laws (you know, creating violations that would normally bring about wars), but violating laws that were designed to protect people when seeking fair wages with reasonable work conditions. Plus denying people the proper legal representation in disputing such matters as guaranteed by the US Constitution. (Unions)
    Also intended to protect the rights of people to negotiate they earnings, not be dictated to without reason for such (illegal and unfair competition).
    Union breaking is illegal and this time the Union that these Scabbies are being used to break is called THE UNITED STATES.
    Just like when it was farmers, need to take the position of protecting these scabbies as opposed to preventing them, maybe then these businesses that think they are funny stealing from the people will get the picture.
    First remember, as a citizen you can take legal action in a thing called the court room. Forget the holding signs and remember the old saying ‘money talks’.
    Laws, written for the purpose of protection, may not be bartered away (rules of the court, not mine).
    Therefore when you are discriminated against for being of American Heritage (notice the word ‘Heritage) take the time to establish proof (hey ever shop at Walmart, Target, a mall?)…. SUE. And not in a class suit (one attorney and legal cost against a thousand?), individual suits (a thousand attorneys overloading courtrooms in obvious violation), then as ‘close or best friend’, sue for that scabbie (almost every business owes back pay equal to that which has already been paid since 1997 to the present, plus back taxes on those salaries plus penalties. Just think, if your income last year was 35,000 multiply that by 15 years and the damage would be 325,000. Multiply that by 100 scabbies (these being not just illegals but women not paid the same as men) and you now have 325,000,000.
    Actually, most buinesses used between 1000 to 10,000 scabbies therefore actual (notice the word actual) making approximately 325,000,000,000 and 3,250,000,000,000. Need evidence, nearly every politician not only in office but who may have run and failed said that unfininshed sentence ‘these people are hired for less and do more work’ while proper language requires that these comparative sentences be finished and with full confession on the part of the politician and business professionals now says these people are paid less than an American (heritage) and are required to do more work than an American (heritage) with less than acceptable condition (sweat shops). (PS add to the above actual damage, punitive damage… and just think about the commission any attorney and or citizen can receive for that which would be the highest priced lawsuit(s) in the history of the world.
    All those confessions by people who admit to destroying the constitution as opposed to protection it and for the purpose of personal gain (stock options, dividends,etc.. I think you’ll find every single one from Romney to Obama to Senator Jurkson profits from their attempt to Union Break (that union being the United States) which means every American can make motion to disqualify every single one as a canadate for anything including KP much less running the country (to ruins).

    Just think, this is only a start but taxes are usually based on percentage of earning so when a scabbie is hired to work at minimum wage, they need to receive food stamps, medicare, etc as opposed to those who use to get paid to do the same job (they paid taxes). Any business who’s employees need govt assistance to exist on any level should be required to pay the difference, not profit from their deception (walmart does not help when they bring in their employees from other countries, to earn not only less but require the American Public support these scabbies.
    Common sense tells ya that they take from your taxes while never paying a dime. (but do pretend in their books and on TV, ever see all those Walmart Steaks you pay for in your taxes? Stollen merchandise is always cheaper, only no longer being sold from a van on the side of the steet)! (Plus who in their right mind really wants a guy or gal that is ‘cheap’ much less a store that is ‘cheap’.

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    To much funding of these criminals comes from our tax money by way of an out control congress that just spends money because its there. Enough is more than enough make these butt-heads responsible for their spending, one screw up, and your gone.

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      why is the Presdent so strongly want to let all the illiagels lleagle ? far all they have done is to overtax our welfare system i`ve paided into it for years as many americans have but these illiagles don`t pay in they are given what we paid for..let theose that wants them in take care of them with their money, feed them ,clothe them take care of them when they are sick then they won`t be so quick to let them in..

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    I thought this article was going to inform us of who the monetary benefactors are?

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    Bill Carrothers on

    Remember this: there is no problem associated with immigration, whether it is legal or illegal, that cannot be solved by simply ending immigration. The second thing to remember is that every nation has the capability to make itself peaceful, prosperous, and a beloved home for its citizens by simply reducing their population to a sustainable level. For as much as God gave the Mexican people by giving them the land that is Mexico, so did he also ordain the United States for us, the citizens of this nation. Pass H.R. 2885, the Legal Workforce Act, now, and let’s start making REAL jobs, that do not cost nearly a much as Obama jobs, which cost $ 344,000 per job. (no kidding!)

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    Delaware Bob on

    How’s this for an idea? Make entering this country illegally a felony. Make the fine $2500 plus one year in Federal prison. Make this the same on overstayed VISAs. If drugs are involved, triple the fine. Then, apply this to all the illegal aliens in this country now. Leave or if you get caught, the fine will apply to them. Maybe, just maybe, this will take the place of a fence that is costly and doesn’t seem to work all that well. It may even cut down on the cost of deporting these illegal aliens. The other thing is this birthright citizenship. We MUST know through Congress or the Supreme Court if indeed a child born to an illegal alien is a U.S. citizen. I say they are not. If not, then, how do we REVOKE the birth certificates already issued. Boy, can you see the problems with this illegal immigration? Maybe Congress should allow states to enforce immigration laws, or at least a few of them.

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      Your post is hugely insightful. Your strategy would produce an interesting study.
      What do you think would happen if your plan was implemented? Would people listen?
      Would a devil’s advocate challenge you by asking: What good roles do illegal aliens play in America, if any? And if they were eliminated entirely from the USA landscape would there be any unobvious economic impacts?
      Nevertheless, you make some compelling points.