The “Humanitarian Crisis” and the Coming Crime Wave in U.S. Cities

The news is full of the “humanitarian crisis” taking place on the U.S. southern border. We hear of the “unaccompanied children” who have been tragically released into the nation without parental oversight. It paints a horrifying picture that has affected compassionate, caring Americans, bringing many to tears and wanting to help. That’s what Americans do. We care. We cry. We rush to help. What many, blinded by their compassion, are not seeing, is the reality of what this modern day version of Castro’s infamous Muriel Boat Lift will bring to U.S. cites in coming months and years. That’s because only about 20% of those now rushing across the border are actually innocent children. Many more are dangerous felons, members of murderous gangs, and some are even Middle Eastern terrorists avoiding the TSA. For those who remember history, my reference to the Muriel Boat Lift is not far off base. Castro ...
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E-verify IS a threat to liberty!

Rebuttal By Tom DeWeese I don’t know Peter Gadiel, and he apparently knows absolutely nothing about me. But that hasn’t stopped him from attacking me in a recent article (Influential Conservative is Dangerously Wrong on E-Verify). His article makes some outrageous statements about me, even to presume he can tell you what motives are in my head when I take a position. Recently, I released an article entitled “E-Verify and the Emerging Surveillance State.” My opposition to E-Verify is that it is a major tool in the creation of a surveillance society; will give the government the power to decide who works and who doesn’t in America; will be a great burden on both worker and business; and will do absolutely nothing to protect us from illegal immigration or terrorism. In short, E-Verify represents another false promise of security and a greater threat to our freedom. In an article attacking ...
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E-Verify and the Emerging Surveillance State

The rush is on to force into law mandatory use of the E-Verify system that will mandate that all businesses use this hand-me-down from the Social Security Administration in order to hire anyone. Republican Representative Lamar Smith has introduced HR 2164 and House action is expected at any time. Say proponents, E-Verify is necessary to stop illegals from getting jobs. Many freedom-loving Conservatives are supporting the idea in a desperate attempt to control illegal immigration. Is this the right way to protect America? To answer that, it’s necessary to ask another question. If government won’t do its job, is that a reason for Americans to surrender their liberty? Do you think that is a funny question? Well, it is actually what a number of Conservative activist groups are now advocating in the name of stopping illegal immigration through enforcement of E-Verify. The fact is, the U.S. government is not doing ...
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Unfortunately, Arizona does NOT have it right

By Tom DeWeese and Mark Lerner There is no question that the citizens of Arizona, like the citizens of all of the southern border states, face grave and outrageous dangers from the invasion of illegals rushing across the borders. Private property is being destroyed; crime is skyrocketing; costs for schools and hospitals is forcing bankruptcy on local communities; and violence is becoming a way of life. No American, living in a nation where rights are supposed to be protected and guaranteed, should be forced to live under such conditions. The problem, of course, is that the federal government refuses to take the actions necessary to stop illegal immigration. It refuses to secure the border either by placing more border patrol agents in place or allowing local police forces to take action when they have a known illegal in their custody. In addition, the federal government refuses to allow local and ...
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Fire Mary Peters

May 7, 2008 By Tom DeWeese The Bush Administration has directly defied, not only the will and intent of Congress, but it is now openly ignoring legislation that the President himself signed into law. As a result a Constitutional crisis is rapidly developing over a project to let Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. As a result, many are now calling for the firing of U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters. In September 2007, the Bush Administration began a pilot project to allow Mexican trucks to drive on U.S. highways. The project is, frankly, necessary if goals for the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) are to be achieved. The SPP openly calls for “harmonizing” the borders between the U.S. Mexico and Canada. In fact, the Bush Administration sites the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as its authority to push the project. Congress was not happy with the program. Several members immediately ...
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Why Illegal Immigration is a Threat to the United States… And How Local Communities are Fighting Back

March 18, 2008 By Tom DeWeese In June, 2007 a solid eighty percent of the American people let Congress know they wanted the government to put the brakes on illegal immigration; they turned thumbs down on the President’s guest worker amnesty plan; and they wanted tax-paid services to illegals stopped. Most Americans understand that new laws are not needed to stop illegal immigration. What is necessary is repeal of some laws granting taxpayer-financed services to illegals along with enforcement of existing laws. These two acts would be enough to stop the migration. In simple fact, they are called "illegal" because they are breaking the law. In truth, the battle over the Senate’s guest worker-amnesty plan is really a battle over attempts to open the border as called for in programs such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Both plans call for open ...
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“Comprehensive” Sellout Illegal immigration, the Senate and the White House

June 15, 2006 By Tom DeWeese There are moments in history when destiny is determined. President Bush and the U.S. Senate now face such a moment as they determine the course of U.S. immigration policy. For this is not simply a policy decision to be based on petty political maneuverings of the day. Ultimately they are deciding the future of the United States of America. Greatness divides the statesmen from the political hucksters. Last December, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an immigration reform bill that takes several steps to restore order from the chaos that now defines America’s southern border. The bill calls for construction of a security fence; it streamlines federal and local law enforcement cooperation on immigration matters, specifically allowing local police to arrest illegals. And the House bill mandates that employers verify the legal status of workers. The bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support ...
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How to Stop the Flood of Illegal Aliens

March 11, 2005 By Tom DeWeese The issue that will define our era and determine the nation’s future is illegal immigration. Political debate is full of schemes like "guest worker" programs and temporary worker cards to allow illegals to "fill jobs that Americans just don’t want to do." Such programs are really just political doublespeak from politicians who lack the intestinal fortitude to protect the borders of the United States. The truth is President Bush is pushing the guest worker plan because he is trying to appease Mexican President Vicente Fox who wants the borders between Mexico and the U.S. and Canada open, just like the European Union. Prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush and Fox agreed to consider granting permanent residency, "green cards", to as many as three million Mexicans living illegally in the United States. The plan was temporarily sidetracked in the aftermath of the 9/11 ...
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No Fly Lists, Illegal Aliens and the Ravages of Political Correctness

October 18, 2004 By Tom DeWeese Americans should not feel too secure with the U.S. government's anti-terror policies because the targeted ones aren't necessarily the terrorists. The government's policies are based on the idea that it's easier to put a net over an entire nation of law-abiding citizens than to take appropriate actions to catch the bad guys. Maryland Special Education teacher Kathryn Harrington was flying home from vacation a few weeks ago when Tampa, Florida, airport security confiscated her bookmark as a potential weapon. It was an 8.5 inch leather strip with small lead weights at each end. Police said it resembled a weighted weapon that could be used to knock people unconscious. So the 52-year-old teacher was handcuffed, put into a police car, and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Though later released, she could have faced a possible criminal trial and a $10,000 fine. The government's no-fly ...
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The Outrages of the Mexican Invasion

By Tom DeWeese Illegal immigration is about much more than fighting terrorism. The fact is, illegal Mexican’s are pouring across our borders and as a result, American tax-paid services like education and healthcare are being pushed to the brink of collapse. It is an incomprehensible arrogance exercised by both Mexican and American officials who, while promoting illegal immigration, see no problem in letting U.S. taxpayers foot the bill. Each new report of activities along the Mexican border appears to be more outrageous than the last. The Mexican government of President Vincente Fox has basically demanded that the United States accept and care for citizens of his country who are sneaking in illegally. Fox has become increasingly vocal in demanding that the United States create an amnesty and work-visa programs to legalize more than three million illegal Mexicans now living in the United States. In addition, apparently President Fox has decided ...
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The Sierra Club’s Immigration Wars

March 4, 2004 By Tom DeWeese My recent commentary, "What part of ‘illegal’ don’t Americans understand?", generated a lot of flack. Several responses called me a bigot. Others called me a Nazi. Most of the negative comments parroted the pro-amnesty party line that says illegal aliens are really just hard working, honest folks looking for a better life, simply taking jobs that Americans just won’t do. One comment accused me of knowing nothing about the issue since I’ve never had to employ or deal with the issue. This writer was way off the mark because I recently owned a company that employed more than 40 Hispanic immigrants and I learned first hand about their honesty and work ethic. All of my detractors missed the point. It is illegal to sneak across our borders and there are laws that say so. Let me share two excerpts from just a few of ...
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The Attack of the Alien Outlaws

September 17, 2003 By Tom DeWeese The instant they plant their foot on American soil they have broken the law. They are illegal aliens and, from that moment, they become a plague on every American’s quality of life. They crowd our schools and don’t pay for the privilege. They fill our hospitals, forcing many into bankruptcy. They help to infest our nation with dangerous drugs, destroying our children while the crime rate soars. Thousands sneak across the border in dilapidated trucks, endangering law-abiding Americans on our highways. They flood our welfare rolls, costing American taxpayers as much as $30 billion dollars per year. As the plague accelerates, few of our elected leaders care to even mention the problem of illegal aliens from Mexico. When you or I break the law in America, we face the possibility of fines, perhaps jail time or at least of getting our cars towed. Nations ...
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Immigration Insanity

October 29, 2002 By Peyton Knight Following the killing spree alleged to be the act of John Muhammed and his associate, Lee Malvo, Americans learned that the teenager was an illegal alien, originally from Jamaica. Moreover, early indications suggest that Muhammed was engaged in the smuggling of illegal aliens into this nation. Largely unknown to most Americans is the large percentage of the nation's incarcerated criminal population representing the failure of those agencies responsible to protect this nation against the dangers posed by illegal aliens. From the time you woke this morning to the time you go to sleep tonight, 10,000 illegal aliens will have flooded into the United States from and through Mexico. Tomorrow, the same will happen. In the past 7 years, the estimated number of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. has grown from 5 million to between 9 and 11 million. In any given day, roughly ...
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The Mexican Invasion

The families of eleven immigrants who died while attempting to enter the United States illegally have filed a $41 million lawsuit against two federal agencies. The suits assert that the United States, specifically the Department of Interior and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, failed to provide water to Mexicans trying to sneak into America and that was the reason they died. Their bodies were found last year in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge between Tucson and Yuma. Because the US Border Patrol has effectively shut down more populated portions of the Arizona border, illegal aliens and the smugglers who guide them into the US have been forced to use more remote areas. According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 54% of all illegal immigrants coming into the US in 1997 were Mexicans. More recent statistics are not available, but the traffic of aliens across the border has not ...
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The Betrayal of the Golden Venture

Freedom is a state of mind. It is a deep-seated belief that you have the right to follow your own dreams and choose your own path without being directed to serve the demands of a self-appointed potentate, federal agent or the bully down the street. Freedom means you're not their property. It is not necessary to be an American to be a hero of freedom. It's not even required that one be a great orator, writer or inspirational leader of a movement. It's enough that you understand the difference between brute force and the right to choose - and that you stand like a rock for the latter. Some of our greatest heroes have been those who have suffered in silence in the blackest holes of totalitarianism. In spite of torture, solitary confinement, deception, betrayal and fear of death, they cling to that one spark of truth - that, as ...
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