Posts Tagged ‘Immigrant’

The whole argument is political correctness gone to the level of emotional coddling.

Look!  It’s this simple:

If I drive a vehicle and if I do not have insurance or a drivers license, I am still a “driver”.  However, I am an undocumented driver and am not driving legally.  If I am not driving legally, then I am driving illegally.  I am an illegal driver.

It doesn’t matter whether I’m a nice person or not, or whether I work, have children, or am a genius.  If I hit your car and damage it, no matter how nice I am, you will find my illegal status problematic.

If I immigrate to this country and reside here, and if I do not have the appropriate visa or whatever papers I need, I am still a resident–I am still an immigrant.  However, I am an undocumented immigrant and did not immigrate here legally.  If I did not immigrate legally, then I am an illegal immigrant.

For those who don’t like the word “illegal”, you should understand that it means that something is not within the scope of what the law allows or prescribes.  More simply, not in accordance with applicable laws.

We can try to make those who are here illegally feel less outside the law by simply calling them undocumented, but that does not change the law.  And we can try to make ourselves look more progressive, compassionate, and accepting.  But stupidly arguing that black is not black, and that white is not white–well, it makes the person look plain stupid.


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It’s unbelievable that a state, city, or other municipality would choose to and call for the boycotting of a state because its laws were objectionable. 

What business is it of the City of Los Angeles what the State of Arizona does?  So what if people decide they don’t like a California law?  There are plenty of them to object to… should people boycott the state?  It amounts to extortion and all those who support a boycott or participate in the boycott of Arizona should themselves be boycotted.  Polls have shown the SB1070 is hugely popular but unfortunately, the silent majority is living up to its name.

Well, a family member sent me something a few minutes ago and while I don’t normally pass on emails, this one made me stop and think.  Feel free to pass it on.  Of course, referring people to this site to read it or to get their own copy would be cool too.  Stats, you know!

This is not original—it’s been out there since 2009 at least.  Worth a read.  No hate here, just something to think about.

Imagine asking the police to ENFORCE the LAW and having your state attacked!


You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”.  Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California .  

  • Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.  
  • Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.

 Ready? Now pay attention…  

  • Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.  
  • Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.  
  • Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.  
  • Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.  
  • Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.  
  • Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  •  Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.  
  • Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.  
  • Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for non-medical insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.
  • Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ insurance!” and still has $31,200.00.  
  • Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.  
  • Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.  
  • Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part-time job after work.  
  • Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.  
  • Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school.
  • Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch.
  • Jose Illegal’s children have an after school ESL program.
  • Joe Legal’s children go home.  
  • Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.  

Do you get it now?   If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens, you are part of the problem!

   It’s way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans !

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Hero?  Villain?  Daugther of Hitler?

Governor Jan Brewer (Sonoran Weekly)

While her performance ratings are up–a double-digit increase over the past few weeks, there are many who hold her in high contempt.  Their rhetoric drips with hatred and has a very uncivil tone that otherwise would not be accepted.  Daughter of Hitler?  Wow!  Invoking the name of the infamous German dictator is enough to cause offense but attributing his tactics and thinking to a duly elected government official in the United States?  Unbelievable!  Even more unbelievable that there is not an outcry against the hate-mongers who are attacking the governor.

It’s not as if she’s pulled a Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi on anyone.  No, the law was properly passed and enacted and is the official law in Arizona.

The need for such a law is apparent.   A 2008 Pew Research report estimated 11.9 million illegal immigrants in the US.  Others estimate that number to be closer to 20 million by now but that can’t be confirmed.  The US Department of Labor reports 15 million Americans are out of work.  Going with the smaller Pew number of 11.9 million and assuming that all or most of those illegally here are working, imagine:

  • Only 3.1 million Americans out of work rather than 15 million
  • Income tax from an additional 11.9 million workers and the impact on local, state, and national economies
  • A higher national GDP and a stronger American economy

I would suggest that  Governor Brewer is more a patriot than hero or villain.  Her state sits at the main gateway to the US and that gate is open rather widely.  Isn’t it about time that someone does something?

While opponents say it’s the Fed’s job to police immigration issues, Washington sits by and plays backroom politics, skirting the issue.  President Obama’s administration has just this one thing to enforce to improve the job situation for Americans—yet nothing is being done.

On the other hand, the man in the White House hasn’t satisfactorily shown proof of his birth here either.  No, that 2007 laser printed document from Hawai’i means nothing.  Point is that if we can’t expect Washington to demand proof of citizenship for the highest office in the land, why would we expect documentation for the roofer, landscaper, migrant farm worker, etc., etc.?

OK, in the spirit of fair and equal representation, we have a Constitution for a reason.  It guarantees that we won’t be stopped and searched without just cause.  Maybe that’s not exactly the wording, but close enough.  We cannot trash the 4th Amendment to help bolster the economy.  That begs the question:   What is “unreasonable search”?

If a person was stopped for driving a vehicle in a reckless manner—perhaps weaving in and out of lanes—and the officer observed that the person spoke with a foreign accent and was not dressed in a style common to that area, would it be unreasonable for the officer to suspect that the person is not a local resident?  Probably not.  Now, let the stopped driver not speak a word of English.  OK, add to that either no American drivers license or a license that looks suspiciously fake.  The person has no passport (not many people drive around with one in the car).  Would it be unreasonable for the officer to try to determine who the person is or where he might be from?  Again, probably not.

So this person is in Bangor, Maine, and speaks Russian.  Problem?

How about an Iranian in Pocatello, Idaho?

Now, how about a Mexican in Phoenix, Arizona?

President Barack Obama (Getty Images)

Should the accent, apparent nationality, or location matter?  I suggest not.  But if the problem is in Arizona—and there’s no doubt that there is a problem there—should the government there turn a blind eye?

Should the government turn a blind eye to ANY illegality that it has within its powers to observe, question, and resolve?

Obviously a rhetorical question on my part but Governor Brewer is there in Arizona and knows what’s going on.  The other 49 states and their residents may want to consider how what she’s doing there benefits all of us AND upholds some sense of law and order before anyone condemns her.

We shall see.



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This is only an observation and one that bears additional research to substantiate, but to the best of my knowledge, the closest a US president has come to being an immigrant were the cases of George Washington and John F. Kennedy.

In both cases, it was a paternal great grandfather—Lawrence Washington and Patrick Joesph Kennedy respectively—who were first-generation Americans.

If Barack Obama succeeds in his bid for the White House, it would be the first time in our country’s history that a first-generation American*—the formal founding of the country not withstanding—has held this office.

Again, just an observation, but how interesting.


*Of course, this observation assumes that Barack Obama is indeed a US citizen, which here in the blogosphere is seriously questioned and perhaps not to be answered to our satisfaction any time soon—or at least, soon enough.

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…of the Constitution of the United States says “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

So maybe this election year is more historical than one might think.  Family members of the Democratic candidate claim to have been present in the Kenyan hospital when Barack Obama was born… in Kenya.   His grandmother claims—no—boasts that she was there!

If this is the case, then clearly, as the story of his birth goes, he is not an American citizen and he is not eligible to hold the office of President… or Senator for that matter.  Someone is lying, and someone is supressing this story lest it catch wind in the mainstream media.  It would be an embarrassment to many and the shame of the party to see Hillary passed over for an illegal immigrant (Barack) while John McCain, who was born in Panama (but on a military installation to a US family) becomes the next President of the United States.

Let’s not celebrate the victory yet—either party.  Before such dramatic and world-impacting actions would occur, there’s a long road of proof and evidentiary procedure ahead of us.  Will this occur before election day?  Doubtful.  If and once Barack Obama takes office, who would be so bold as to challenge the place of birth of a sitting President?  And what would there be to do, impeach him?  Deport a former (albeit illegal) President of the United States of America?

You just might as well look for George W Bush to be handed over to the World Court to face war crimes for the invasion of Iraq!



NOTE:  The first article has been removed from the referenced site and is no longer available.  Also, the following site seems to provide clarity as to whether Barack Obama could be a legal citizen.  Knowledge is key!  (20081024)



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