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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS ACTUALLY FOREIGN INVASION
Apr. 4, 2006
Instead of calling it illegal immigration, we should be calling it a
foreign invasion, because the consequences of this invasion are as
terminal to our freedoms and to our way of life as any act of
terrorism ever perpetrated against us!
First, let's talk about numbers. Even though the Census Bureau
(CB) estimates 11 million illegal aliens live in America, the real
numbers are much higher. Even CB officials admit that many
illegal aliens purposely avoid the census count. A more reliable
count is provided by Bear Stern. It puts the number of illegal aliens
at around 20 million. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the
Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, puts the number at
over 18 million.
According to Tennesseans for Responsible Immigration Policies
(TNRIP), 6,000 immigrants arrive in America EVERY DAY. That
equates to more than 2 million EVERY YEAR. In many
communities in the Southwest, including Los Angeles, California,
and Houston, Texas, Hispanics now comprise a majority of the
population. But numbers of illegal aliens are quickly beginning to
mount in cities throughout the United States.
For example, TNRIP documents the fact that the Hispanic
population grew in three Tennessee counties by more than 70%
between 2000 and 2004. In one of those counties (Robertson) it
grew over 95% during that time. In seven Tennessee counties, the
Hispanic population grew by more than 40%. Now, Tennessee can
hardly be considered a "border state." The fact is, what is
happening in Tennessee is happening all over the United States.
And lest you think this is all harmless, think again!
According to TNRIP, the financial cost of this foreign invasion to
U.S. taxpayers is staggering! Here is a break down of the annual
Education: $22.5 billion
The first study of the net cost of illegal immigration to American
taxpayers was conducted in 1997 by Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor
Emeritus of Economics at Rice University. That study concluded
that from 1970 to 1997, illegal immigration had cost taxpayers
over $69 billion. Obviously, the financial numbers have exploded
Bi-lingual Education: $3.3 billion
AFDC: $2.4 billion
SSI: $2.9 billion
Social Security: $24.8 billion
Housing Assistance: $2.6 billion
Criminal Justice: $2.6 billion
Jobs Lost by Americans: $10.8 billion
Other Programs: $51.4 billion
Food Stamps: $7 billion
Health Care: $1.4 billion
Furthermore, during 1996 alone, more than 2.3 million American
workers were displaced by (mostly) illegal aliens. Harvard
Professor George Borjas estimates that today American workers
lose $133 billion per year in wage depression and job loss.
TNRIP warns, "Net cumulative costs for the 1998-2007 decade are
projected to reach $932 billion, an average of $93.2 billion per
year, even with recent changes in welfare and immigration policies
and a prosperous economy, if current mass immigration trends are
allowed to continue."
Secondly, consider the potential for terrorism that this foreign
invasion brings. How many of these foreign invaders already have
criminal records? How many are wanted on criminal charges in
other countries? How many are surreptitiously snuck into the
country by foreign governments? No one knows, and that includes
President Bush and Hillary Clinton!
What we do know is that already a significant percentage of our
federal prisoners is comprised of illegal aliens. For some prison
systems, the number is around 30%. According to TNRIP, when
many illegal aliens "are involved in [automobile] accidents, they
simply move and obtain another license or move out of state to
avoid arrest or litigation."
You see, as TNRIP notes, "the Tennessee Legislature voted in
2001 to allow illegal immigrants to obtain valid Tennessee Drivers
Licenses by omitting the requirement to present a valid Social
Security Card upon application even though LEGAL citizens are
required by law to have their SSN on file with the state upon
applying for their licenses!"
So, where is the incentive for illegal aliens to obey the law? They
broke the law to come here, and they routinely break the law to
stay here. And because our federal and state governments have
made it so unbelievably convenient for illegal aliens to live and
work in this country, they routinely do so without adherence to the
laws that the rest of us must submit to.
Therefore, not only do our federal and state governments tolerate
illegal immigration, they actively promote it! Why? There are
Without elaborating on this first answer, I will respond by saying
that I am convinced that there are many people in the higher
echelons of our government and business leadership that desire to
replace a free and independent America with a globally and
regionally dependent one. In my opinion, that is what NAFTA,
GATT, the WTO, and FTAA are all about. It's not about fair trade;
it's about outsourcing American jobs and industry and insourcing
foreign workers and products, which intrinsically brings with it
commercial and political dependence.
Beyond that, let's not discount the individual motivations of the
two major parties. Rhetoric to the contrary notwithstanding, both
the Democratic and Republican parties in Washington, D.C., desire
that illegal immigration continue unabated. When it comes to
illegal immigration, President Bush and Hillary Clinton are allies
not adversaries. (That's true about many issues, by the way.) There
is only a handful of congressmen who truly desires to restrict
For Democrats, the issue is votes. They see massive numbers of
illegal aliens as potential voters for Democratic candidates. For
Republicans, the issue is pleasing the business community.
Numerous businesses take advantage of the cheap labor that illegal
immigration provides. Instead of paying Americans a fair wage for
their services, they deliberately choose to hire illegal aliens whom
they know will work for half the price.
There is another reason both parties in Washington, D.C., like
illegal immigration. Allowing thousands of American companies
to hire cheap Mexican labor keeps prices low for the American
consumer, so they will not feel the burden of high taxation as
acutely as we otherwise would.
If American companies were forced to pay American wages to
American workers, the cost of many products and services would
be noticeably higher. Couple that with an already unconscionable
tax burden that absconds 40%-50% of our income, and the true
cost of doing business would probably put our country into a quick
depression. Such an event would no doubt seriously restrict
government's ability to tax. And what both parties totally agree on
is ever-growing federal spending!
Therefore, in order to beguile the American people into believing
that their dollars are going as far as they go (such as it is), they
must continue to import cheap foreign products and cheap foreign
labor. The independence-sacrificing "free trade" deals such as
NAFTA, GATT, and FTAA take care of the cheap foreign
products department, while illegal immigration furnishes the cheap
foreign labor part of the equation.
Of course, a truly constitutional approach to commerce would put
Americans back to work, would reward American productivity, not
punish it, and would significantly restrict illegal immigration,
foreign nation-serving trade deals, and burgeoning government
spending. However, what we do not have in Washington, D.C.,
these days are constitutionalists.
So, when all is said and done, there will be nothing done to restrict
illegal immigration into this country. Furthermore, don't be
surprised, if the final law that Congress passes and Bush signs will
actually further facilitate the influx of illegal aliens and will also
further facilitate a speedy process by which illegal aliens already
here can become U.S. citizens.
You should also know that there is considerable momentum within
the Hispanic community that truly desires to create civil unrest in
America. Such people not only desire to cripple American society,
they desire to reclaim vast parts of America's Southwest for
Mexico. The American public may not realize it, but these people
have already declared war on us. (If you doubt this, go see for
I say again, we are not discussing immigration; we are discussing
invasion! It is time we admitted it and treated it as such!
© Chuck Baldwin
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