by Michael Cutler
Immigrants are the most vulnerable to transnational gangs.
The Democrats are determined to block the essential construction of a secure barrier on the dangerous U.S./Mexican border that would insure that all who enter the United States are vetted and that records of their entry into the United States are created.
Nancy Pelosi has declared that such a fortification would be “immoral” while her cohort Chuck Schumer stated that the symbol of America should not be a “Thirty foot wall, but the Statue of Liberty.”
Clearly there is a crisis on that border (along with other elements of the immigration system) but for the Democrats, the entry of millions of illegal aliens and tons of narcotics and other contraband is not a crisis but evidence of a success. For them, the entry of those aliens is the fruition of their policies’ goals.
As I have noted in several recent articles, there is certainly nothing immoral about preventing alien criminals and terrorists from entering the United States. There is nothing immoral about protecting American and lawful immigrant workers from being displaced by foreign workers or in having them suffer wage suppression because of the tsunami of a massive illegal alien Third World workforce.
New York State’s Governor Cuomo, who unbelievably referred to ICE agents as “Thugs,” decided to be publicly sworn in at Ellis Island to begin his third term in office. He selected Ellis Island to further his fraudulent claim that he is “pro-immigrant.” In reality, he is a staunch advocate for immigration anarchy and illegal immigration that most endangers the immigrant communities in his state.
President Trump has been accused of being “anti-immigrant” when, in point of fact, his actions and policies are the most “pro-immigrant” we have seen in many, many years.
America under the Trump administration continues to admit roughly one million lawful immigrants each and every year and naturalize hundreds of thousands of new United States citizens each and every year but is determined to stop the flow of illegal aliens into the United States.
However, the language of the immigration debate was skewed decades ago, making an honest discussion or debate all but impossible.
We are frequently misled by those who claim that we are being “politically correct” in avoiding the use of the term “Alien.” In point of fact, there is no insult in that term. It is an innocuous term that is simply defined by the Imitation and Nationality Act as being “Any person, not a citizen or national of the United States.”
This is, in reality, not about offending non-citizens but is an example of using Orwellian newspeak to blur and obfuscate what should be clear distinctions between citizens and aliens and between aliens who are lawfully present in the United States and aliens who are illegally present.
The tactic of using misleading and obfuscating language to control thoughts and confound honest discussions and the understanding of critical issues that was elucidated, ever so presciently by George Orwell in his novel, “1984” was the focus of my extensive article, “Language Wars: The Road to Tyranny Is Paved with Language Censorship.”
The origins of the misuse of language to distort the public’s understanding of the immigration issue can be traced back to the administration of President Jimmy Carter, whose dishonest and inept administration issued the infuriating Orwellian edict that the term “Illegal Alien” be expunged from the vernacular of INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) personnel and replaced with the term “Undocumented Immigrant.”
Consequently, any effort to secure America’s borders or enforce America’s immigration laws have been branded “anti-Immigrant” by the globalists and immigration anarchists including politicians and members of the mainstream media. Conversely, anyone who opposes the enforcement of our immigration laws and securing our nation’s borders against the un-inspected entry of aliens into the United States is lauded as being “Pro-Immigrant.”
To provide a bit of clarity, the difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is comparable to the difference between a houseguest and a burglar.
There is another important distinction between illegal aliens and lawful immigrants. Illegal aliens are far more likely to commit serious crimes than are Americans or lawful immigrants. This distinction was the predication for my fact-based article, Illegal Immigration And Crime.
Over the past several years as the debate has heated up, the open-borders crowd has gotten increasingly more vicious and aggressive and determined to castigate advocates for secure borders and the effective and fair enforcement of our immigration laws, including our valiant immigration law enforcement officers, vitriolically labeling advocates for effective but fair immigration law enforcement “Haters,” “Racists,” “Xenophobes,” “Bigots,” and “Nativists” even though our immigration laws make absolutely no distinction about race, religion or ethnicity.
That latter term, “Nativism” is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as:
1: a policy of favoring native inhabitants as opposed to immigrants
2: the revival or perpetuation of an indigenous culture especially in opposition to acculturation
Commonsense dictates that a country should protect its citizens from foreign nationals who are criminals or who would take the jobs being done by the citizens. Incredibly, globalists oppose any such considerations given to the citizens of the United States to protect their lives or their livelihoods.
Only extremists could claim a virtue is a vice.
The obvious question is why would anyone want to enter the United States illegally by evading the vetting process conducted by CBP (Customs and Border Protection) Inspectors?
There are two disconcerting possibilities.
The first possibility is that aliens who evade the inspections process do not want a record of their entry into the United States created as would happen if they were to enter the United States through a port of entry.
Anyone entering the United States for a legitimate purpose, such as tourists, foreign students or foreign workers have no reason to not want to have their entry into the United States recorded by CBP.
Only a fugitive, criminal or terrorist would not want to create a record of entry if they were entering the United States for nefarious purposes such as hiding from law enforcement agencies in other countries. Criminals and fugitives on the run take many measures to cover their tracks to make it that much more difficult for law enforcement to track them or find them.
The other possibility is that such aliens obviously know that, for one reason or another, they are not legally admissible into the United States.
The categories of aliens who are inadmissible are enumerated in a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S. Code § 1182. Among these classes of inadmissible aliens are aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases or extreme mental illness, as are aliens who had been previously deported, are convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists and spies. Finally, aliens who would seek unlawful employment, thus displacing American workers or driving down the wages of American workers and aliens who are likely to become public charges are to be prevented from entering the United States.
“Sanctuary Cities” provide an irresistible magnet for aliens who enter the United States illegally or who become subject to deportation (removal) because they have committed violations of laws after having been lawfully admitted into the United States.
America has attracted immigrants from around the world.
We have seen the huge number of Latino children killed by members of MS-13 in the United States, but this threat exists in each and every ethnic immigrant community because human nature is human nature.
Sanctuary polices lay out the veritable “red carpet” for criminal aliens, transnational gang members and international fugitives and terrorists who invariably accept the invitation and move into the ethnic immigrant community that consists of people who came from the very same countries that they are from.
This is commonsense. It is advantageous to live among people who share cultural commonality and who speak the same language they speak, finding it far easier to “hide in plain sight” by blending into a community where they join thousands of others who look similar to them and where no one is likely to pay attention to them.
There is another issue to consider.
The very term “transnational” as used to describe transnational gangs, means that these criminals and gang members have a presence in more than one country. This gives them an important advantage. They can easily intimidate the residents of the communities in which they live by threatening to have their criminal associates in their native countries, “pay a visit” to the relatives of the residents of the immigrant communities in the United States, if that resident is cooperating with the police. They can similar use that potential for hurting family members “back home” if they don’t cooperate with the criminals who are plying their criminal “trades” in the United States.
The tragic irony is that many times aliens decide to immigrate to the United States, in part, to flee from the violent thugs in their home countries, only to find that the thugs from whom they were fleeing, have managed to run our borders and are now, once again, able to threaten these terrified immigrants.
I addressed the dangers inherent in sanctuary policies in my recent articles: “Sanctuary Policies Endanger Innocent Victims”, “Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers”, and “Sanctuary Policies Protect Sex Offenders”.
Exploitation of the vulnerable is anything but “compassionate. Victims are mere "speed bumps" on the road to anarchy.
With “friends” like Schumer, Pelosi, Cuomo and their radical cohorts, lawful immigrants don’t need enemies!
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