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A DAY WITHOUT AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
AN IMAGINARY EXERCISE

Tom Tancredo
Submitted by M. Johnson
May 1, 2006

What would a day without illegal aliens really be like? Let's try to imagine it:

On May 1, millions of illegal aliens working in meat-processing plants, construction, restaurants, hotels, and other "jobs Americans won't do" are supposed to stay home from work to show the importance of their labor to our nation's economy. Doubtless, there will be some inconvenience if that happens, but there is another side to the story that is not being reported.

We are talking about illegal aliens, not mere "immigrants." If legal immigrants stopped working for a day, we would miss the services of physicians, nurses, computer programmers, writers, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs of all stripes, and some airline pilots…as well as the CEO of Google. That would be more than an inconvenience, but it won't happen because legal immigrants are not out marching angrily for rights that are already protected by our courts.

But if illegal aliens all took the day off and were truly invisible for one day, there would be some plusses along with the mild inconveniences. Hospital emergency rooms across the southwest would have about 20-percent fewer patients, and there would be 183,000 fewer people in Colorado without health insurance.

OBGYN wards in Denver would have 24-percent fewer deliveries and Los Angeles's maternity-ward deliveries would drop by 40 percent and maternity billings to Medi-Cal would drop by 66 percent. Youth gangs would see their membership drop by 50 percent in many states, and in Phoenix, child-molestation cases would drop by 34 percent and auto theft by 40 percent.

In Durango, Colorado, and the Four Corners area and the surrounding Indian reservations, the methamphetamine epidemic would slow for one day, as the 90 percent of that drug now being brought in from Mexico was held in Albuquerque and Farmington a few hours longer. According to the sheriff of La Plata County, Colorado, meth is now being brought in by ordinary illegal aliens as well as professional drug dealers.

If the "Day-Without-an-Immigrant Boycott" had been held a year earlier on May 8, 2005, and illegal alien Raul Garcia-Gomez had stayed home and did not work or go to a party that day, Denver police officer Donnie Young would still be alive and Garcia-Gomez would not be sitting in a Denver jail awaiting trial.

If the boycott had been held on July 1, 2004, Justin Goodman of Thornton, Colorado, would still be riding his motorcycle and Roberto Martinez-Ruiz would not be in prison for killing him and then fleeing the scene while driving on a suspended license.

If illegal aliens stayed home—in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and 100 other countries—the Border Patrol would have 3,500 fewer apprehensions (of the 12,000 who try each day).

Colorado taxpayers would save almost $3,000,000 in one day if illegals do not access any public services, because illegal aliens cost the state over $1 billion annually according to the best estimates.

Colorado's K-12 school classrooms would have 131,000 fewer students if illegal aliens and the children of illegals were to stay home, and Denver high schools' dropout rate would once again approach the national norm.

Colorado's jails and prisons would have 10-percent fewer inmates, and Denver and many other towns would not need to build so many new jails to accommodate the overcrowding.

Our highway patrol and county sheriffs would have about far fewer DUI arrests and there would be a dramatic decline in rollovers of vanloads of illegal aliens on I-70 and other highways.

On a Day Without an Illegal Immigrant, thousands of workers and small contractors in the construction industry across Colorado would have their jobs back, the jobs given to illegal workers because they work for lower wages and no benefits. (On the other hand, if labor unions continue signing up illegal workers, no one will be worrying about Joe Six-Pack's loss. Sorry, Joe, but you forgot to tell your union business agent that your job is as important as his is.)

If it fell on a Sunday, Catholic Churches in the southwestern states might have 20-percent fewer parishioners at Mass if all illegals stayed home, but they would be back next Sunday, so the bishop's job is not in danger. The religious leaders who send people to the marches and rallies will never fear for their jobs, because illegal aliens need their special "human-rights" advocacy and some priests and nuns seem especially devoted to that cause. The fact that most Catholics disagree with the bishops' radicalism doesn't seem to affect their dedication to undermining the rule of law.

All of this might be a passing colorful episode in the heated national debate over immigration policy if it weren't for an odd coincidence: The immigration-enforcement agency responsible for locating and deporting illegal aliens is also taking the day off today. Of course, they didn't call it a boycott. It is just (non)business as usual. ..........

— Tom Tancredo is a Republican congressman from Colorado.


(Epilogue by M. Johnson:)

"Illegal Aliens: Just Mobbing the Streets Americans Won't Mob"
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=13521

"A Day Without Illegal Aliens? --- It's a Start!"
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=14370

"Just Invading the Homes Americans Won't Invade"
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=14432

"The Continued Sacking of the People's Purse"
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd186.htm
by Devvy Kidd

"How to Destroy America"
http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty145.htm
by Frosty Wooldridge

"It's Not Xenophobia, It's Xenonausea"
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=13156

"Hey Gringo, I Don't Have to Show You No Stinkin' Papers" by John Taft
http://www.newswithviews.com/Taft/john31.htm

Border Agents to Americans: "You Have Been Invaded"
http://www.newswithviews.com/Kouri/jim49.htm
by Jim Kouri

"My Visit to The Minutemen HQ in Arizona"
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd188.htm
by Devvy Kidd

"Myth vs Fact of Illegal Immigration"
http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty149.htm
by Frosty Wooldridge

"Underlying Agenda of Illegals Deceitful"
http://www.newswithviews.com/metcalf/metcalf178.htm
by Geoff Metcalf
1.   If you migrate to this county, you must speak the native language.

2.   You have to be a professional or an investor. No unskilled workers allowed.

3.   There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special ballots for elections, all government business will be conducted in our language.

4.   Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.

5.   Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office.

6.   Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs.

7.   Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

8.   If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be okay, BUT options will be restricted. You are not allowed waterfront property. That is reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

9.   Foreigners may not protest; no demonstrations, no waving a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies, if you do you will be sent home.

10.   If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted down and sent straight to jail.
Harsh, you say? The above laws happen to be the immigration laws of Mexico!


TODAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BOYCOTT AND IT WAS CALLED "A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS" BUT "IMMIGRANTS" DON'T HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE. THEY DO EVERYTHING LEGALLY AND IF THEY HAVE NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND NOTHING THAT WOULD HINDER THEM, THEY GO FROM BEING A LEGAL ALIEN TO AN IMMIGRANT AND EVENTUALLY TO A CITIZEN. AGAIN THEY ARE PLAYING AND MANIPULATING THE RESPECTED WORD "IMMIGRANT".

THE THOUGHT OF A DAY WITHOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS IS A VERY NICE THOUGHT. IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE ALL AMERICANS BACK WORKING AT THEIR JOBS AND BE ABLE TO FIND A JOB. IT WOULD BE NICE TO OPEN THE NEWSPAPER AND NOT SEE WHICH AMERICAN(S) WERE MURDERED BY AN ILLEGAL, OR RUN DOWN BY A DRUNK ILLEGAL, OR A CHILD WHO HAS BEEN MOLESTED BY ONE. WE CERTAINLY HAVE ENOUGH CRIMINALS OF OUR OWN WITHOUT HAVING TO IMPORT THEM WITH A VULNERABLE OPEN BORDER.

1. YOU MAY WANT TO CALL THE MEXICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND TELL THEM THAT YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF NOT ONLY A DAY WITHOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS (YOU MAY WANT TO TELL THEM THEY ARE NOT "IMMIGRANTS") BUT AN INDEFINITELY EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME (PERHAPS OUR WHOLE FUTURE WITHOUT THEM AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY). YOU MAY WANT TO REMIND THEM THAT MEXICO HYPOCRITICALLY CONSIDERS ANY ILLEGAL IN MEXICO A "FELON" AND GIVES THEM UP TO 2 YRS. IN PRISON AND THEN DEPORTS THEM.

2. ALSO, THERE ARE ALMOST 60 MEXICAN CONSULATES IN THE U.S. YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK IN THE PHONE BOOK TO FIND THE ONE NEAREST YOU (OR EVEN SEVERAL OF THEM) AND TELL THEM HOW NICE IT WOULD BE TO EXTEND THAT DAY WITH ILLEGALS FOR MANY, MANY MORE. ALSO, AMERICANS ARE GETTING VERY FED UP WITH THE MEXICAN CONSULATES MEDDLING IN OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO MENTION THAT, ALSO.

IF YOU ARE IN TUCSON, HERE ARE SOME NUMBERS:
MEXICAN CONSULATE: (520)882-5596
TUCSON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: (520) 620-0005 OR 620-9685 (ASK FOR TOMÁS LEON - PERHAPS HE SHOULD CALL HIMSELF THOMAS AS HE SAYS HE IS AMERICAN!)


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