The following was left as a comment by reader Dan. I think it deserves to be on the front page and read by all:
Immigrate is defined as:
1. To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. (answers.com)
2. To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the
purpose of permanent residence. (websters)
3. Come into a new country and change residency (worldrefernce.com)
4. A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another. (thefreedictionary.com)
In each of these, the implied or stated end state is “residency”. Residency, as anyone who has ever tried to register a car will tell you, is a legal definition, not just a statement concerning your physical location. One must pass the legal claim of residency to vote in the school board election, the state governor’s election, to register a car, or to even get permission to stay in a country. Citizenship automatically grants one residency, whereas physical presence does not. This brings me to the subject at hand.
While I understand the use of the word “immigrate or immigration” in this discussion, I also understand its purpose, and that is to place the mantel of legitimacy on those who attempt to RESIDE in the US illegally. The actual terminology for such people is illegal alien, or one that is not a citizen and is not residing in the US legally.
Alien is defined as:
1. Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign. (thefreedictionary.com)
2. Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents. (answer.com)
3. A person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country (di.net)
So, one can now logically surmise that those who do not owe allegiance to the United States, i.e. aliens, and who enter the country by other than legal means, are therefore ILLEGAL ALIENS, and not immigrants who legally are residing within the United States awaiting RESIDENCY status to become CITIZENS or permanent LEGAL RESIDENTS (Green Cards).
The individual reasons for their illegal activity not withstanding, they have each and everyone violated US Code and are therefore subject to the full force of the law being applied to them. Period. No discussion.
Moving on. I grew up in South Texas and still reside in central Texas. About 90 miles northwest of Houston. I have lived here since 1964, with two three years stints intermixed in California. What you are all hearing on the news is not new to those of us who have watched our states ravaged by this invasion of illegal aliens, about 85% of which are Mexicans. The hospitals are being destroyed, doctors have left the Rio Grand Valley in droves, especially OBGYN’s (the lawyers there love to file suit over hang nails), the services are incapable of keeping up with demands, and public areas are over run with drifters and trash, and the standard of living and property values are fallings like mad. These people are by and large leaches. They are the refuse of third world banana republics like Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and El Salvador. In fact these countries do everything they can to encourage this invasion. Why you ask? Well because it’s a great boost to t heir economy in two areas. First, if they are not in their home country, they don’t have to take care of them (we do). Second, I have read that nearly a third of the GNP of Mexico is from illegal’s sending money back across the border to Mexico. You think they want the invasion to stop…dream on!
Now, as to our great “mostly” white fathers in Washington. Most of those blow-hards wouldn’t know an illegal alien if they tripped over him. They are not from the south west. It’s not their problem. “Hey, all you whiners down south on the border, shut up, you’re bothering me.” Well, now they have moved into their towns and now their political feathers are getting burned by their constituents. The mid-west and north-east are now “feeling our pain”, but the politicians are still way behind this parade.
Folks, if you want to find out what it’s like down here, take a vacation to the border of California, or New Mexico, or Arizona, or Texas in the spring (I wouldn’t wish the summer down here on anyone, even you damn Yankees). Once you see entire streets where you can’t find a sign in English or someone who even speaks English, you can’t walk on the sidewalk due to the riff-raff, the garbage around the shopping malls, and the third world conditions in the public services you will understand.
Folks, this is an invasion…plain and simple. Michelle Malkin’s book on this subject is excellent and I recommend it.
I must admit: I am angry. I try not to be angry. After all, I work in Washington. Most everything that happens here could make you angry. If I wanted to think about it I could be in a state of rage over what is being done to our country. But I try not to let it get to me. Otherwise I could not be useful to my family or my church or the cause.
However, this story made me angry and I am still angry. The story revolves around 31-year old Elvira Arellano. (go read it all)
Pa. City Puts Illegal Immigrants on Notice, from The Uncooperative Blogger
Elvira Arellano: How To Use Your Child As A Human Shield, from Common Sense America
Where in the World is Elvira Arellano?, from DeMediacratic Nation
Town of Hazelton, PA sets up Defense Fund and Site, from DeMediacratic Nation
Taking it to the streets, DeMediacratic Nation
Suit Targets Hiring of Illegal Farmworkers, from DeMediacratic Nation
Election Projection is a site that is keeping track of election possibilities, projections, polls, etc. for each state in the United States. Go visit them.
GOP and College is a fellow Tennessee blogger, has this great article "Why Blogs Are Becoming The Next Great Media"
Perhaps They Should Practice What They Preach!!!, by DeMediacratic Nation
*This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let Brian know at what level you would like to participate.*