There are any number of special interest groups who are touting the benefits of granting amnesty and citizenship for the 11 to 30 million illegals currently residing in our nation. Democrats assume they will be favored at the polls by Hispanics grateful for the chance to make America the "new" Mexico. Liberal Democrats figure those additional 30 million Democratic voters will solidify their hold on power in the future. The militant Hispanic organization La Raza is hoping to achieve a populace majority and suppress "the gringo" for all time. All true.
Then there are the 30 percent or so of Americans who sympathize with the illegal invaders; they believe all invaders are poor farm workers who are just trying to achieve a better life. These American "innocents" do not know how much of a burden illegal Mexicans place on our social services safety net, nor do they understand how many "American" jobs are being held by illegal immigrants. Nor do they understand how American wages are suppressed by illegals working for cash, not paying taxes, and crowding out American citizens who can no longer receive a fair wage sufficient to support their families. All of these naive beliefs contribute to the confusion.
Fact: According to Health and Human Services statistics over 75% of illegal immigrants are receiving some form of U.S. government assistance, whether it be WIC, Welfare, Section 8 housing and Medicaid. HHS acknowledges that some of the aid is secured through Identity Theft but most of the benefits are being accrued through access to these benefits by their "legal" anchor baby.
Fact: Over the last twenty years America has absorbed ten percent of Mexico's entire population.
Fact: The majority of illegal immigrants come from Mexico's criminal class and those least educated and most poverty prone, thus placing a tremendous burden on America to solve Mexico's crime and poverty problems.
Lie: Most of the illegal Mexican invaders are poor farm workers.
Fact: Only 25% of illegals are doing farm work; far more are living off of America's welfare programs and community food banks. More illegals are working in America's construction industry than those who will accept farm work. Millions of high paying construction jobs have been lost to American citizens as wage suppression and illegal hiring has destroyed what were once well paid American jobs.
Lie: The majority of illegals are law abiding citizens.
Fact: According to prison statistics 50.3 percent of federal prisoners processed last year were Hispanics, most of them illegal and most of them guilty of multiple previous crimes.
Lie: The new immigration law is tough; it will require that illegals wait for ten years to become citizens and will only be applicable to those already here. No one will receive amnesty until the border is secure.
Fact: The new immigration law, as reported just today, is that the Secretary of Homeland Security may deem the border "secure" of her own will, which will then trigger the citizenship process for illegals.
Fact: The new immigration law not only applies to the 11 to 30 million currently here, but also opens the door or all illegals currently residing in the U.S. to bring in their entire extended family from Mexico. This could allow for the further immigration of from 40 to 120 million more Mexicans.
Fact: The only reason Republicans have embraced illegal immigration is because they assume they must capitulate to Hispanics in order to hold their seats in Congress.
Fact: If this new immigration law is passed we can all bid adieu to America as we knew it...and expect to live in a poverty driven third world nation with no hope for the future.
Perhaps the biggest lie is what is "not being said". No one is thinking of the millions of immigrant candidates who have waited patiently in line, playing by the rules. It is those very people that we want as future citizens. Congress has told them all to go to hell and have chosen to reward the 'worst of the worst".