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Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants."

The story, however, contained social dynamite that explains the rage of Americans who are smeared as nativists and xenophobes for demanding a timeout on immigration.

In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million.

From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, from Jan. 1, 2000, to Jan. 1, 2010, 13.1 million immigrants, legal and illegal, entered the United States, a decade in which America lost 1 million jobs.

From 2008 and 2009, the figures are startling. In 24 months, 2.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, arrived, as U.S. citizens were losing 8.6 million jobs.

Query: Why are we importing a million-plus workers a year when 17 million Americans can't find work? Whose country is this?

Why do we not declare a moratorium on all immigration, until our unemployment rate falls to 6 or 5 percent? Charity begins at home. Ought we not take care of our own jobless first before we invite in strangers to take their jobs?

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, each year between 300,000 and 400,000 "anchor babies" are born to illegal aliens. These newborns are entitled to citizenship, free health care and education, welfare and food stamps

Their parents — almost all are poor or working class — rarely pay any state or federal income tax.

How long can we keep granting citizenship and full social welfare benefits to the children of people who break our laws and break into our country or overstay their visas? How long can we keep bringing in workers to take jobs when our unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent?

Again, according to the Pew Center, the number of anchor babies here now is about 4 million. Add to that 3 million to 4 million born each decade, and it will not be long before Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Texas resemble California, which is on the brink of default.

If no action is taken, the Republican Party will soon be unable, even in wave elections, to win the presidency, as it won nothing and indeed lost state legislative seats in California in 2010.

The border will disappear, and America will be a geographical expression, not a country anymore.

Legal scholar William Quirk describes a new phenomenon in the invasion of America: "maternity tourism." Pregnant Asian women pay $15,000 to agents to ensure they are in the United States when their child is born so that they can return home secure in the knowledge he or she will be a U.S. citizen with the right to a U.S.-taxpayer subsidized education in college.

Though the nation has awakened to the threat to social cohesion and national solvency, Harry Reid is still attempting to ram through a lame-duck Senate an amnesty for illegal aliens up to age 30 who claim they were brought here before they were 16, have a high school diploma or GED and state that they intend to go to college within six years.

An estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens would be amnestied, put on a path to citizenship, and be eligible for student loans and more.

According to Alabama's Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee:

"Aliens granted amnesty by the DREAM Act will have the legal right to petition for entry of their family members, including their adult brothers and sisters and the parents who illegally brought or sent them to the United States, once they become naturalized U.S. citizens. In less than a decade, this reality could easily double or triple the 2.1 million green cards that will be immediately distributed as a result of the DREAM Act."

Lawbreaking would be rewarded. Chain migration would continue. A permanent powerful magnet would be provided to all foreigners to sneak into the United States and be sure to bring the kids.

As Rep. Dana Rohrabacher argues, one effect of the DREAM Act will be to move illegals applying to college ahead of many Americans, as 80 percent of illegals are Hispanics and eligible for affirmative action.

U.S. soldiers coming home from Afghanistan will "sit in back," as Obama puts it, when competing against amnestied illegals.

Several days ago, UCLA's Kent Wong addressed a pro-amnesty rally in Los Angeles' MacArthur Park. Wong turned the race card face up.

When Reid's bill passes, said Wong, "the young people of the DREAM Act movement will go on to accomplish and do great things. ... You will go on to become lawyers, teachers, doctors and members of the U.S. Congress to replace those old white men ... ."

If the DREAM Act passes, Wong is right about whose time has come and gone. May the tea party take names at the call of the roll.

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8 Comments | Post Comment
Did it ever occur to you that immigrants may be trying a lot harder to get work than their native-born counterparts?
Comment: #1
Posted by: Masako
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:50 PM
The reason these criminals get jobs is because they work for less money. That's why these corrupt businesses are hiring them because they cost less. They are not working harder to get a job. They don't even have to try - they just speak in broken English and struggling businesses trip over themselves to hire them because they don't have to pay them minimum wage.

Next time try reading the article before spouting your useless liberal talking points. Nobody works harder than American born people, and the prosperity of our country is proof of that. This country was not built by criminals from Mexico. Mexicans will only ruin this country the same way they ruined theirs.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Marie
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:33 PM
Mexico has pulled off the most brilliant invasion in history having placed millions of it citizens in the USA without firing a shot . China on viewing Siberia will no doubt find the example useful .
Comment: #3
Posted by: Daniel Johnson
Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:03 AM
Immigration helps the economy. You want hard working, bright people as much as possible. Everyone will need food and housing and that will create jobs. Likewise, we can't afford to kick them out because it will worsen the economy.
It's ludicrous not to grant citizenship to American born babies, not to mention discriminatory. A growing population = economic growth. We just need to manifest a legal system that works, so we don't just beef up on drug dealers.
Comment: #4
Posted by: w drennan
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:40 AM
Dear Marie. You don't know what you are talking about and hiding behind liberal bashing won't cover it up. Look inside yourself instead of trying trying to define your existence by hating others. Go out and try working in those fields yourself and see how long you last.
Comment: #5
Posted by: Masako
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:34 PM
There are two types of folks that support unlimited legal/illegal immigration. Bleeding heart liberals support it because they can't express enough shame and sorrow over how the United States has spread death and destruction around the world, mostly by white people, and we lazy american citizens need to be punished becaus of it. The other side of the coin are the greedhead conservatives who have an unquenchable desire for money in their own pockets at someone else's expense. They support unlimited legal/illegal immigration because it keeps wages down. Both sides trot out the "poor immigrant farm worker" to justify their positions. They never mention the "poor american citizen" construction worker, refinery worker, meat processing plant worker, fast food worker, hotel worker, lawn service worker, computer worker, heavy machinery operator worker, truck driver, etc etc. Neither side cares about these folks. And the reason for this is obvious. The legal/illegal immigrants aren't taking their jobs - yet... What the Mexican Government needs to do is open english language schools for their white collar classes. Teach them enough english to be functional and send them north to take every white collar job they can find. The yearly cash remittances back to Mexico will double? triple? Sounds like a win-win for them and a little much deserved payback to the supporters of this nonsense...
Comment: #6
Posted by: freeamerica 1776
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:29 AM
There is NO intelligent or objective reason, outside of politically correct emotionalism to allow millions of despertate poor people into this beleaguered and dying Nation. We ought only do what is best for America and Americans, and that is clearly not happening. We simply don't need any more people. But unfortunately, the people who really control our Federal Govt. have a policy of Internationalism, and in the 60's through the "Open Immigration Act' opened the flood gates of 3rd world Countries to hasten our downfall, Balkanization and financial destitution. We should close the gates to all immigration - we don't need any more people. It;s really quite simple. All govt. ploicies should serve the Country, and our Immigration Policy is doing great harm to our Nation. Peter
Comment: #7
Posted by: Peter
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:40 PM
Of course the first step for cleaning house would be to get the Rockefeller CNP members, and former Nixon/MAO helpmates OFF the conservative rostrum once and for al.
Comment: #8
Posted by: free bee
Sun Jul 3, 2011 9:11 PM
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