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If America changes one American law to accommodate those who immigrate here illegally, America may as well prepare to change many more laws to suit an unruly populous. Weve all seen and heard the numerous stories about millions of migrants defiantly entering the country to avoid a timely naturalization process.

Undocumented and Illegal Immigrants do have a Road Map to U.S. Citizenship, they just don’t choose to follow it. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, “Improper Entry by Alien,” any citizen of any country other than the United States; who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime. Such entry is a misdemeanor and, if repeated, becomes punishable as a felony. (www.americanpatrol.com)

There are hundreds of news stories about identity theft, boldly driving without licenses and car insurance, using fake identification and social security cards, and breaking several other laws that land them in already overwhelmed court and prison systems. Weve all heard the stories about illegal immigrants, typically gang bangers, who murder American citizens. And, of course, there are the notorious drug cartels infiltrating border communities and committing heinous crimes against people and humanity. No other country in the world has allowed such an atrocity.

Immigration and Nationality Act Section 237 (a)(1)(B) says: Any alien who is present in the United States in violation of this Act or any other law of the United States is deportable. (US Dept. of Justice) Apologists for illegal immigration like to paint it as a victimless crime. But in fact, illegal immigration causes substantial harm to American citizens and legal immigrants, particularly those in the most vulnerable sectors of our population–the poor, minorities, and children. (www.americanpatrol.com)

The cost to government is staggering. Most of the cost for immigration is paid by the states and municipalities, but a lot is paid for by the federal government too. Our 2010 study, “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers,” found a burden of $ 28.795 billion annually at the federal level overshadowed by outlays of $ 84.211 billion at the state and local level. The illegal aliens contribute some taxes, but not as much as would be collected if Americans and other legal workers were doing those jobs. (http://www.fairus.org)

Power in Numbers

How did we allow this to happen? Why are we politically, socially, and structurally at risk for allowing illegal immigration to get out of hand? More than 30 years of amnesty and looking the other way have created a problem so huge that government is at odds trying to figure out how to handle more than 13 million people living here against the laws of the land. In a coercive manner, and in great numbers, millions of illegal immigrants, their so-called American Citizen offspring, and their supporters justify their presence and insist that laws change to excuse them for breaking the law.

People who immigrated here illegally in the past are now deeply rooted and they are in positions of power; they are the authorities, especially in border states/cities. Many have become successful. It is their wealth, education, knowledge, and success that support those (family, friends, and associates) who are here illegally. Powerful, wealthy groups such as MALDEF, and organizations such as La Raza, have gathered in support of those already here illegally. In solidarity, these organizations covertly invite more illegal immigrants to come.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a non-profit and non-partisan advocacy group in the United States. It is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and serves all Hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country. NCLR serves its constituency by means of its Affiliates, nearly 300 community-based organizations. The NCLR is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and maintains eight regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.” (http://wikipedia.org/National_Council_of_La_Raza)

The Catholic Church functions as a super highway for illegal immigrants, catering to their needs and offering advice that teaches how to get pass the roadblocks that hamper their presence. When Cardinal Roger Mahony proclaimed that he would order archdiocesan priests and others to ignore the law with respect to illegal aliens, he raised more than just a few eyebrows; in fact, he threw down a gauntlet. If estimates are correct and indeed some 40 percent of immigrants are Catholic, it stands to reason that the Catholic Church must show a vested interest in protecting these newcomers. (Yahoo Contributor Network, Sylvia Cochran, Commentary)

Is there a Trojan Horse in the midst? Similar to the events that occurred in the famous tale of the Trojan War, the Greeks pretended to sail away from the great city of Troy and left behind a Trojan Horse. The Trojans pulled the great wooden horse into their city only to find that it was Greek soldiers who took control of government. The United States is similar to the City of Troy. Its Trojan Horse is the power of illegal immigration that came from the shadows to take control and coerce changing laws that have worked fine, naturalizing more citizens than any other country in the world.

Compassion and Sympathy

Is illegal immigration a national issue? Illegal immigration has become a flashpoint in political debate as it impacts on jobs for Americans, adds to the fiscal burden on U.S. taxpayers, and impacts school systems, neighborhoods and quality of life issues. Illegal Alien Population (2008 FAIR est.) 13,000,000 Cost of Illegal Immigration (2010 FAIR est.) $ 113,006,000,000 Projected Population – 2025 (2006 FAIR) 460,685,000 (http://www.fairus.org) It reasons to say that this is a national problem.

Why? Compassion! Despite the judgment of other countries, America is the beautiful, land of the free; O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee; and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea! We care! There is no other country that cares about this issue more than America. Even though Mexico and other South American countries show concern, they promote illegal immigration, providing a means and a way, rather than helping to seal a porous border.

America is compassionate to the children of illegal immigrants born here hoisted into the debate. Legislation such as the Dream Act – The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act – caters to the children of illegal immigrants. Surely, America has gone above and beyond to understanding and empathizes; for more than 30 years, American government has exemplified love and charity, turning a cheek to the continued illegalities that have created a divided government. Numerous issues have risen created by and associated to illegal immigration.

If every undocumented worker and illegal immigrant would adhere to the current immigration laws on the books, though lethargic and confusing, there wouldnt be a problem. What makes this whole debate so ugly is that there are children involved. Children are used as pawns to justify a continued and growing population that defy laws of this land, breaking laws, ordinances, codes, rules, principles, mandates and other American legislation on an as needed basis.

When children and economic deprivation are at issue, sensitivities and emotions are heightened. Civil unrest, city and government dysfunction, and violence permeate the issue. It is unreasonable to say that approximately 14 million people should be deported. Then, what is America to do? Are the children of illegal immigrants really legal citizens? Should those here illegally pay some type of dues? Is America doomed to fail its citizenry here legally and/or illegally?

Government Must Govern

Albeit uncomfortable, the U.S. government must govern with authority and direction. Both sides of this issue must be considerate of one other. Those here illegally must answer to the laws they have broken until those laws are changed. Illegal immigrants and there followers must see past themselves to consider the affects illegal immigration have had on American citizens, especially those in poor communities who have lost jobs, housing, goods, benefits, and services due to an influx of people vying for space and income.

African American citizens who were already struggling to make ends meet have been denied housing and jobs in what was once their communities. The power in numbers and the force of illegal immigration has taken control. In competition there is hostility and racism against blacks prevails as employment is awarded to immigrant friends and families first and foremost. Additionally, there have been years of racial tensions brewing in overcrowded prison systems populated by Latino gang members who openly boast their hate and disdain for blacks.

If there were a Latino president in office, you can bet any amount that such a person would take his own race into careful consideration, first. Unfortunately, most black politicians and city officials do not take into consideration the affects continued illegal immigration has on impoverished black communities. Absolutely nothing is said or done to address this issue by any Latino organizations or the federal government. Even blacks are silent and fearful of repercussions.

Where is comprehensive government and reform when it doesnt take all its citizens into consideration? Lost behind the power of Hispanic congress, wealthy special interest groups coerce government to make changes to existing immigration protocol that has made America a melting pot of people from all over the world. In a warning shot to the next Congress, Obama signaled that he would vocally oppose any legislation that would be seen as violating our values both as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants …” (www.politico.com/news)

Get in the back of the line is not comprehensive immigration reform. It is letting millions of people get away with breaking several laws. The answer is to enforce the current laws. States such as Arizona and Kentucky, for example, have created stiffer penalties for those breaking laws, and consequences to companies that hire cheap labor. Anyone that has immigrated to the U.S. illegally with the last 10 years should be provided guidance to adhering to the laws of the land.

A house divided will fall American government and its people. A house overcrowded will fall unemployment, poverty, and crime. A house socially torn will wither away Americas illegal immigration. If one house rule is broken to reward wrong, several other broken rules will follow.

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may. ~Mark Twain

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The Truth About Illegal Immigrants: Was Donald Trump Right?

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The topic of Immigration – including Illegal Immigrants, Refugees or Migrants – provokes an incredibly strong reaction from many different people. With Donald Trumps’ rapid rise in American politics and his controversial statements about Illegal Immigrants – many people are letting their ideology trump facts, reason and evidence. This presentation is the first in a series which looks to dispel the myths about Immigrants – and aims to separate the facts from the fiction with strict data analysis.

Why are people so concerned about Immigration in the United States of America? Who is coming into the United States both legally and illegally – and how has it changed over time? Are Illegal Immigrants able to vote? How do Immigrants impact electoral politics? Do Immigrants favor big government or smaller government? How do their political positions change over time – are Immigrants friends of freedom?

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The Truth About Immigration: What They Won’t Tell You!

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Among the millions of Americans frustrated with the refusal by the federal government to forcefully control illegal immigration is South Carolina Senator Glenn McConnell. As President Pro Tempore of the Senate McConnell has explained why he is calling for the nation’s first use of the US Constitution’s Article V provision for a convention of state delegates to propose constitutional amendments.

“While this action is unprecedented, I also believe that the danger facing our country is unprecedented. We need to act now. …Congress has refused or is incapable of acting, thereby leaving the states in the position of burning while Congress fiddles. …the problem of illegal immigration is one that has reached a boiling point,” said McConnell, a Charleston Republican.

He notes that if his resolution is approved by two-thirds of states it “would require Congress to call for a constitutional convention.” What McConnell has not said, however, is that for many decades Congress has refused to obey Article V and call a convention that sufficient states have already asked for. The one and only requirement in Article V has been satisfied and Congress has no discretion in this matter.

McConnell’s proposed constitutional amendment has these provisions:

1. No provision of this Constitution, or any amendment thereto, shall restrict or limit any state from enforcing federal law with regard to immigration violations. In the absence of proof of legal citizenship status, a state may decide what governmental services funded in whole or in part by the state may be provided to or denied from any undocumented alien located within the state’s respective jurisdiction. States shall also have any power to regulate illegal immigration that has not been specifically preempted by an act of the Congress.

2. In implementing the provisions of this article, each state shall have the authority to prescribe civil and criminal penalties in addition to any provided by federal law for entering the United States illegally.

3. A state shall also have the power to apprehend and expel persons who are within the state’s jurisdiction in violation of federal immigration law. The federal government must provide timely assistance to the state in expelling undocumented aliens upon request by a state.

Considering the historic record-low level of just 11 percent public support for Congress and the widespread public concern about the many impacts of unchecked illegal immigration, especially on communities and local governments, this call for an Article V convention is extremely timely. Few Americans are aware of their constitutional right to an Article V convention, provided by the Framers of our Constitution as a kind of escape clause should citizens lose confidence in the federal government. Could it be any clearer that Americans have lost confidence in the federal government?

While there are many other issues that merit debate by state delegates in an Article V convention, many of which have been proposed in previous state applications, the illegal immigration crisis has the potential to put enough political pressure on Congress to obey the Constitution and call a convention which it has refused to do thus far. Opponents of both the convention method of amendment and tough immigration law will assert that 33 more states must apply, assuming South Carolina acts. Senator McConnell has fallen into this trap. In reality, all 50 states have applied 567 times for a convention. Still, a new South Carolina application addressing illegal immigration may bring the failure of Congress to obey the law of the Constitution greater visibility and provoke public anger. We have something worse than a do-nothing Congress; we have a break-the-law Congress.

Americans that laud the Constitution and the rule of law, and want more effective actions to address illegal immigration – surely a super majority of citizens – should tell their state legislators that they support McConnell’s proposal and the call for the nation’s first Article V convention.

We have had more than enough talk, lies and spin. Now is the time for meaningful action. American is not a lifeboat that untold millions of poor, suffering people can illegally jump into – not without lifeboat-America sinking into third-world status. The corporate powers behind both the Democrats and Republicans are eager to sell out middle class Americans to get cheap labor. And their control over Congress has created the crisis that Senator McConnell has courageously addressed through a call for an Article V convention. Let’s assist his bold effort.

We can expect opposition to the McConnell proposal from a number of groups that have always opposed using the Article V convention option. On the political left and right are many groups that fear a convention because they want to maintain their power and the status quo – a political system easily corrupted by corporate and other special interests through campaign contributions and lobbying. They have cleverly propagated the lie that a convention could by itself wreck our Constitution, which is impossible because proposed amendments must be ratified by three-quarters of the states. Elites fear an Article V convention because once convened it is independent of Congress and the White House, and could re-engage distracted Americans in their government by seeing the Article V convention as the means, finally, to reclaim their government.

Learn more at http://www.foavc.org

Joel S. Hirschhorn is a co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention and a former senior official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Governors Association, and the author of Delusional Democracy – Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government at http://www.delusionaldemocracy.com