Our immigration laws are a “screening process.” There are no guarantees you will be approved/accepted. After all, coming here is not a right, it is a privilege. Oppose what we consider acceptable norms, and the gate swings closed with you on the other side.
It is far passed time immigration laws were used as designed. Restrict entry of people (regardless of nationality, religion, skin color) to people who will be a valued addition to our culture. We have enough of our own malcontents, there is no need to import any.
The effect of illegal immigration impacts our social network at all levels. Whether it be our education system, employment, social safety net programs, the impact is felt on a national scale. When it comes to our social safety net programs a fair interpretation of the federal statute and state regulation must result in the conclusion that illegal aliens should not receive any form of state public assistance. However, ILLEGAL ALIENS DO, IN FACT, RECEIVE STATE PUBLIC BENEFITS. That’s because the burden of determining lawful status in the U.S. is on the shoulders of county social services employees who have neither the legal jurisdiction nor the practical ability to determine one’s immigration status. Only an immigration official or federal worker whom the Secretary of Homeland Security has authorized may determine the immigration status of a person in the country. But expense or inconvenience is not what my rant is about. There are very real dangers presented by those who avoid the immigration system.
So, just what is it about illegal immigration that is so all important. I mean, after all, most are just coming here in search of a better life, the American dream if you will. The process one must go through to legally immigrate to this country is neither easy nor simple. There are many hoops one must jump through to satisfy all the requirements. One of the first is a background check to ensure we are not importing one given to criminal activity. Entering the country illegally shows a propensity for ignoring the law. Recently, DOJ stats were released showing certain major crimes and what percentage of the prison population consisted of illegal immigrants in each category. These numbers given were percentages of the prison population, not the percentage of confined illegal immigrants in the country. 22% of those in prison for murder are illegal immigrants. As are 18% of those in prison for fraud, 33% of those in prison for money laundering, 29% for drug trafficking, and 72% of those in prison for drug possession are illegal immigrants. People who shouldn’t be here at all costing us billions of dollars per year to keep them out of the population at large because of their total disregard for not only the law but the common good of the country.
Yet another part of the immigration process is a medical screening. Legal immigrants are required to have medical screening to ensure that they do not bring any contagious diseases into the United States. Illegal aliens are not screened and many are carrying horrific third world diseases that do not belong in the USA. Many of these diseases are highly contagious and will infect citizens that come in contact with an infected illegal alien. This has already happened in restaurants, schools, and police forces.
Malaria was eradicated from the USA in the 1940s but recently there were outbreaks in southern California, New Jersey, New York City, and Houston. Additionally, Malaria tainted blood has been discovered in the blood supply.
Dengue was first recognized in the 1950s, affects most Asian countries and has become a leading cause of death among children in the infected areas. Heretofore unknown in the US, Dengue outbreaks have now occurred in the United States.
Leprosy, a scourge of Biblical days, is caused by a bacillus agent and is now known as Hansen’s Disease. In the 40 years prior to 2002, there were only 900 total cases of leprosy in the US. In the following three years there were 9,000 cases and most were illegal aliens.
Then there is Schistosomiasis, Guinea Worm Infection, Whooping cough, Morgellon’s, Hepatitis A-E, Tuberculosis, Chagas Disease, HIV, and a host of others. By allowing people to skip the medical screening process these diseases are only discovered once they seek medical attention. In the meantime, they have interacted with likely hundreds if not thousands of people. A single trip to a local grocery store puts an entire area at risk for infection. Just think about how many times during a shopping trip you picked up a product, looked at it, then placed it back on the shelf. Who handled it before you?
National security is a function of the federal government. States are entitled to make laws governing the operation of their internal operations. That is as long as their operations are not directly in opposition to federal law. Sanctuary status not only allows but encourages those violating federal law. Get to this destination and no matter what the fed says, you are home free. This will end up being a battle over federal power vs state sovereignty as addressed by the constitution. Since the whole point of sanctuary areas is to protect those present regardless of where they are from or what their past may entail from any screening process, not only is the public at large placed in potential danger, but national security is placed in constant jeopardy by allowing individuals of unknown background or potential threat free access to this country. The governors of both California and New York have taken their interference with federal law even a step further by granting pardons to convicted illegal alien felons in order to remove them from the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service Criminal Alien program attention.
Although undocumented immigrants come to the United States from all countries around the world, relatively few countries add substantially to the population. The annual growth of the undocumented population can be grouped into four disparate categories: 1) Mexico, with more than half of the annual growth, adds just over 150,000 undocumented residents each year; 2) six countries–El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, Haiti, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic–each add between 6,000 and 12,000 annually; 3) thirteen countries each add about 2,000 to 4,000 annually; and 4) the remaining approximately 200 other countries add a total of about 30,000 undocumented residents each year. A large majority of the additions each year, more than 80 percent, are from countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Illegal immigration is not just about a bunch of people willing to work for slave wages so you can have a cheap head of lettuce. The dangers are real. Wake up America!