Alabama and Immigration


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My, my, this is inconvenient:

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.” : Leviticus 19:33-34

When you see the most draconian laws in the country – one man being horribly cruel to his fellow man – it seems that you always see them passed by bible-belt states.  There seems to be no doubt in my mind that the religion that the people of Alabama would call “Christianity” needs a new name – it can’t possibly be the same set of beliefs set forth by Jesus.

So, let’s go back to the beginning. Richard Fausset of the Los Angeles Times reported that, as a result of a new immigration law passed in Alabama, the estimated 130,000 illegal immigrants are disappearing from the classrooms and from the tomato fields. They are disappearing from the restaurants and the farms. Some of those disappearing are legal but a spouse is not, or the parents are not.

So, what all does the law do? It requires police to check the immigration status of suspects and turn illegal immigrants over to federal authorities. It requires school officials to demand birth certificates from students enrolling for the first time, though the schools may not turn students away. It forbids illegal immigrants to engage in business transactions with state government. Some cities have interpreted this as meaning that they can no longer sell water or electricity to immigrants even if they have a perfect payment record.  This is creating a public health crisis.

The president of Alabama Associated General Contractors, said that the law would slow down the rebuilding effort underway in the wake of the devastating spring tornadoes. “We’re seeing smaller crews and seeing work taking longer to accomplish,” he said. The bill’s authors, he said, may have assumed that native Alabamians would take the jobs that Latinos left behind, with state unemployment at 10%.  “That has not been the case so far,” he said.

State Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale and a key sponsor of the measure, was quoted as saying he felt the examples cited of terrified parents going to assistance agencies for help were designed to garner sympathy.  “I would do whatever it took for my family to stay with me,” he told the AP. “It’s beyond my comprehension that you would just leave your children anywhere.”

If I could speak to Mr. Beason, I would suggest that he talk to a few holocaust survivors about that — or even watch the movie “Sophie’s Choice”.  Or he could study the British during the dark days of 1940 when children by the boatload (literally) were being sent to Canada to escape the German bombing. Their parents had no guarantee that they would ever see their children again — and a lot didn’t. It may be a devastating experience but a good parent generally wants what is best for the child.

We could go a bit further.  There are numerous photos of Vietnamese parents literally throwing their children on departing US helicopters at the end of the Vietnamese war in an effort to secure a better life for them.  My doctor was one of those children.  As an adult, and a medical doctor she did go back to Vietnam to try to find her parents.  She never did.

From the Charlotte Sun: ONEONTA, Ala. — Potato farmer Keith Smith saw most of his Hispanic workers leave after Alabama’s tough immigration law took effect, so he hired Americans. It hasn’t worked out: They show up late, work slower than seasoned farm hands and are ready to call it a day after lunch or by mid-afternoon. Some quit after a single day.

In Alabama and other parts of the country, farmers must look beyond the nation’s borders for labor because many Americans simply don’t want the backbreaking, low-paying jobs immigrants are willing to take. Politicians who support the law say over time more unemployed Americans will fill these jobs. They insist it’s too early to consider the law a failure.  No problem there.  Once the farmers have gone bankrupt there will be no need for cheap farm labor.

“I’ve had people calling me wanting to work,” Smith said. “I haven’t turned any of them down, but they’re not any good. It’s hard work, they just don’t work like the Hispanics with experience.”

Alabama passed its law in June and it was immediately challenged by the Obama administration as it has been in other states. Unlike those states’ measures, Alabama’s law was left largely in place while challenges played out in court, frightening Hispanics and driving many of them away.

The agriculture industry suffered the most immediate impact. Farmers said they will have to downsize or let crops die on the vine. As the season’s harvest winds down, many are worried about next year.

For those who would point out that, when all was said and done, the immigrants are here illegally. Yes, indeed they are.  However the fact remains that we have tolerated this for a very long time.  In order to compete, businesses needed the cheap, unskilled labor, and farmers obviously needed it, as well.  Presidents Bush and Obama have done an outstanding job of tightening our borders.  Now, it would seem to me, we do need to do something to show the illegals that they have broken American laws, but the harshness that a lot of Americans are calling for reeks of bigotry and hatred.  We need to make them legal as soon as possible so that we can start collecting taxes from them.  After all, the rich won’t pay!

So who are the winners and losers. It would appear that we have some politicians who really don’t care about the future of Alabama (or of this country). They approach problems with an open mouth and a closed mind. They didn’t look into the repercussions of what they are doing — and probably didn’t care. Whatever will get them a vote in the next election is what they will do. They certainly have screwed the farmers of Alabama. It doesn’t appear that they have created jobs for Alabamans, but, it would appear that they have satisfied their intolerance and hatred — and not much else.  The current winners are the politicians such as Alabama State Sen. Scott Beason.  The Losers: pretty much everyone else.


2 comments on “Alabama and Immigration


    There is vast difference between the ‘OCCUPIER’ demonstrators exhibiting their adversity to American society and capitalism and the growing roots of the TEA PARTY. How the leftists newspapers and extremist activists can acquaint the multitudes of ordinary Americans of Senior Citizens and black, white, Hispanic, Latino, Asian people; the blue and white collar American workers is beyond me. The people who are crowding the pillars of Wall Street, think that the wealthy businessman owe them something? These people strumming their stuff are nothing like the TEA PARTY. Members of the Tea Party carry signs with them and congregate for their demonstrations, but don’t leave after departure a disgusting mess and cause the police to react with tear gas and angry retribution. The Tea Party is not George Soros anarchist, communists and people who hate America; they are Americans who want non-violent change.

    The Tea Party agenda is to reduce the size of government, to earlier days, to reinvent the Tax Code, so nobody escapes paying their fair share; whether corporate giants as General Electric, Google, with exceptions, no options. Each new tax plan highlighted by the potential presidential candidates should be scrutinized such as Herman Cain’s 9-9-9. The legislators should dismantling farm subsidies, sugar and ethanol, oil, energy and thousands financial entities carefully crafted loopholes? Renegotiate fair trade agreements with foreign countries, which are deviously engineering, so we get a fair deal from countries as china. Incidentally why in the world would be giving Communist China free money, when we are paying off part of our 15 Trillion debt to their government? It really is a shame that Donald trump is not running for president, as he stated that he would place at least a import tariff of at least 25 percent on every countries products, that are playing us for stooges; like China.

    Out of this internal mess caused by corruption and downright incompetence, all US government agencies that do not conform to the US Constitution, should be returned to the authorities at the state level. Throughout these last decades we have remained indifferent to the expansion of Washington, but the consequences have become unsatisfactory and a fiscal catastrophe. Our schools and education are a dismal failure, as they have been mismanaged by layers of bureaucrats, at the Department of Education.

    The creation of small and large business cannot get off the ground, as America has developed into a country of out of control rules and regulations. Industrial nation as china can file documentation for a new bridge in a day and approved for the engineers to begin construction the same week. While in America to get any approval can take months, that’s if you’re lucky. An example was my Uncles family where they applied for a permit to lay gas lines, for a new construction project in Lancaster, California. The permits were not approved for 9 months by the city of Lancaster; they spent all this time in bureaucratic limbo, waiting to further advance the housing project. The whole construction project ended up in the hands of the bank, which was overshadowed by the real estate bubble bursting.

    One of our greatest problems that have not been resolved yet is illegal immigration. The financial aspect is main concern that must be severed for good, that most prudent people know is costing over 100 billion dollars a year. This is not a static figure as the more people who illegal trespass here, the more money drained from each tier of government. These outlandish sums of money should be going to our old folks, homeless and sick. This welfare assistance should not be appropriated by government agencies for children of illegal families, under the misinterpretation of the 14th amendment.

    Illegal immigration is no longer an issue that can be ignored, as it has literary shown up as an main contention. It’s a fallacy driven by Democratic and Liberal doctrines that these people are here just to work? Go to any Sanctuary City, such as Los Angeles, California or Nevada and determine your own views of the financial situation in those States, or any other state that has assumed these illegal policies. As I repeated many times—it’s all about copious greed and potential votes in future elections. Neither party is without blame for the ramification of this daily immigration problem. Whether it’s another drunken alien, killing a United States citizen or a person of permanent residency the occurrences are rising. Only the rural press or E-media tends to even bother printing about these terrible incidents, which is carefully concealed by the Liberal progressives.

    Criminal aliens have spread across the country, with their gangs and the poison they have spawned through each state. In good stead, President Obama showed great promise, with extending ICE’S authority with a commitment to end the mayhem, but that has slowed under his current directive of Obama and the reticent leftists in the Department of IN-Justice allow these less criminal blemished persons to remain on the streets. To the TEA PARTY all people who unlawfully jump the fence or arrive by airline are criminals. Everybody should be tracked and then deported or leave by their own act. The Tea Party recognizes no path to citizenship, amnesty or immigration reform or the small covert arrangements each year, importing undeserved visa holders that big companies have exploited as cheap inferior labor.

    Perhaps our last chance to close the door on the unwanted poor of other countries is Lamar Smith’s ‘LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT. Bill H.R. 2885 has the empowerment to stop illegal aliens claiming the work of the 24 million American jobless. Legally known as E-Verify it is a strong tool, to disrupt foreigners from seeking work, since they cannot pass the verification barrier that I-9 audits have emplaced. New versions of E-Verify can detect fraudulent documentation, specifically with the assistance of the approval from State Departments of Motor Vehicles nationwide.

    If you want to fax for fee go to NumbersUSA or please call your House Representative at the Congressional Switchboard.202-224-3121

    Before the new session of Congress we need the assistance of patriotic Americans to harass, their Federal and State legislative Ways and Means Committee lead by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to get his fellow House Representatives their reluctant backsides and sponsor Bill H.R. 2885.

    Remember Congress is filled with distended corruption, whose measure of responsibility only is influenced by the wealthy donors and their special interest lobbyists. Unless full sponsorship of Bill 2885 gets to the house floor, there is little chance of success. You can learn more about the ‘Legal Workforce Act’ at the NumbersUSA website.

    America should invest in its people and stop discovering new ways to subsidize foreign wars, foreign governments and make our own sovereign nation less resilient as it once was. We have judges who don’t comply with the letter of the law and interpret their Liberal ideology from the bench. We have been invaded over at least four administrations by extraordinary amounts of poverty, that our country is expected to absorb, that taxpayers are expected to be the benefactor. E-Verify will totally slow the magnitudes who come here, with their palms open. These are ECONOMIC PEOPLE well aware of America’s entitlement programs. They are not the 19th century poor, that were viewed the Statue of Liberty for the first time and expected nothing upon arrival on Ellis Island.

    These new illegal aliens know before arriving here how to work the system. Family and friends are well acquainted how to get their fingers in the taxpayers pies. Supervisor Mike Antonovich stated: “The argument that illegal’s foreigners contribute more than they receive in government services is nonsense Illegal immigration has had a catastrophic economic impact on Los Angeles County Our bankrupt health care delivery system has become an HMO for the world and criminal illegal aliens are overwhelming our criminal justice system.” Nearly 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid every year. Antonovich released new statistics for 2011 showing social spending for those families in his county rose to $53 million in November, putting the county government on track to spend more than $600 million on related costs for the year — up from $570 million in 2009. Combined with public safety costs and health care costs, the City Supervisor claimed the “total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers” was more than $1.6 billion in 2010.

    How can taxpayers be so deluded by Democratic Governors, Mayors and officials who are parting with these tax dollars, they should be going to our senior citizens. Many programs have been cut back in Los Angeles, but taxpayers are subsidizing foreign aliens; old people are principally hard hit. “Not including the hundreds of millions of dollars for education,” Undoubtedly this is an astronomical problem from the East to West coast, hat Congress prefers to leave this alone, except for a few Stewart lawmakers. The TEA PARTY has a strong commitment to transform this country from a debtor nation, to once again a creditor nation that must start with the illegal alien occupation.

    Remember Illegal aliens have voted in previous elections and overlooked. The Tea Party will be manning the election precincts and investigating forged registrations and irregular absentee ballots in 2012.

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  2. What a travesty and sheer ignorance, but what can you expect for right wingers? Those who come down hard on illegal immigrants conveniently forget that the Pilgrims themselves were ALL illegal immigrants. Anyone with doubts about this should ask the rightful owners of this land, the Native Americans.

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