The Illegal Alien Menace (From beginning to the end of the US)

In the early years of the US from 1790 to 1849, immigration was only 6000 people a year.
Nearly all population growth up to 1830 was internal; about 98.5% of the population was native-born. By 1850, this had shifted to about 90% native-born. In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago concluded the war with the new Mexican Republic, extending US citizenship to approximately 10,000 Mexican residents of the New Mexico territory and 1,000 going to California.
By 1849, the California Gold Rush saw significant unauthorized immigration from Mexico.
California admitted to the union on September 9, 1850, with a population of 60,000.
In 1891, the Immigration and Naturalization Service was established to monitor incoming legal immigrants. The government Ellis Island inspection station was set up in 1882, and operated until 1954. Before the “flood” which occurred in the 1870s was a period called “old” immigration. Old immigrants were mostly from Western Europe – especially Britain, Germany, Ireland and Scandinavia. In 1875, federal law was passed prohibiting entry of convicts and prostitutes. In 1882 President Arthur banned almost all Chinese immigration, and shortly after barred paupers, criminals and the mentally ill from entering.
No quotas were initially set for Mexico because of the ongoing Mexican Revolution.
In 1900, when the US population was 76 million, there were about 300,000 Hispanics.
The Immigration Act of 1917 excluded even more foreigners from gaining entrance to the United States. Mistrust with foreign entanglements grew after WWI, in 1918. Americans were angry at how foreign communities were steeped in isolationism. The Immigration Act of 1917 excluded even more foreigners from gaining entrance into the US.
From 1881 to 1920, nearly 23½ million legal immigrants poured into the US.
In 1921, the first quota system was enacted. The number of legal immigrants coming from each country could be no more than 3 percent of the number of immigrants from that country that had arrived before 1910.
Immigrant groups considered this racist.
1924 led to the National Origins Act further reduced quotas. Almost all Asians were barred from entering the country. Immigration was reduced further to 160,000 a year, and in 1929, immigration was cut to 157,000 and quotas were again reset based on national origins.
The rationale was that these laws would ensure the existing ethnic composition of the country, and assimilate the 15 million who had entered the previous forty years.
However, the door was left open for Mexicans (who even then were desired by employers for their cheap labor).
Edward H. Dowell, VP of the California Federation of Labor, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Immigration in February, 1928 about the burden of the unrestricted flow of Mexicans on the state’s taxpayers, prisons, hospitals and American workers’ wages. He estimated that while 67,000 Mexicans entered the U.S. legally, many times that number entered illegally.
In April, 1926, many of the ranch workers in California’s Imperial Valley entered the U.S. illegally without passing the (then) literacy test and did not pay the $18 entrance fee.
In 1929, the U.S. House Immigration Committee heard testimony from government officials about problems at the border with Mexico, including steps that were taken to eliminate the “visa mill” at Juarez, where “the most lax conditions imaginable” were found.
After the stock market crash in 1929, the U.S. tightened visa rules which considerably reduced Mexican illegal immigration. Local, state and federal government officials debated what to do with those already here. Some Mexicans self-deported voluntarily, or under pressure from local welfare officials. Others were deported. Eventually between 900,000 to 1,700,000 Mexicans left the United States between 1929 and 1939. This was due to deportation, as well as the threat of deportation.
Repatriation began during President Hoover’s administration, and reached its peak in the 1930s. It applied to all illegal alien groups. Hoover did not like the fact they were taking jobs from Americans, and endorsed a vigorous effort to reduce illegal aliens.
Today’s high level of illegal immigration originated during the war years in the 1940s. Labor shortages caused the federal government to set up a program to import Mexican laborers to work temporarily in agriculture, in the Southwest. This was called the Bracero Program. The goal was to import foreign workers during agricultural harvest and then encourage them to go home.
In the 50s and 60s about 6.8 million Mexican workers came into the country and provided cheap labor. Although braceros were supposed to be hired only if an adequate number of Americans could not be found, employers preferred the foreign workers who would work for lesser wages. The program ended in 1964 due to complaints from unions and Mexican-Americans that illegal aliens were taking jobs from them.
In 1950, The LA Times reported that 41,000 Mexican illegals had “flooded across the US border during April. The report complained about the overworked, understaffed Border Patrol and “endless waves, unprecedented in this nation’s history.” The argument about jobs “Americans won’t do” was recited by the liberals protecting the criminals, while authorities stressed the need to enforce the law.
Enter President Eisenhower. In his first term, illegal alien crossings had grown to over 1 million. This massive illegal workforce had devastating impacts on the wages of Americans. Concerned about corruption and the profits from the result of illegal labor, Eisenhower took decisive action. He appointed General Joseph Swing in 1954 as head of the INS. “Operation Wetback” was launched shortly after. With a force of 1,075 Border Patrol agents, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens were caught and sent back to Mexico. Hundreds of thousands more self-deported. Illegal immigration dropped 95% by the end of the decade.
As we all know, it would not last. With the help of Sen Edward Kennedy, the 1965 Immigration Act passed. Legal immigration increased, and illegal immigration increased right along with it. This increased immigration because liberal Congressmen shifted the legal preference system to family relations, feigning employment needs and immigrant ability.” Senator Edward Kennedy claimed the bill will not flood our cities with illegal immigrants and would not upset the ethnic mix of our society. We know he was a dam liar. I am still angry that he placed the concerns of illegal aliens over those of the American citizens. This was treason as fashion.
The bill endorsed chain migration and encouraged a sense of entitlement to illegal aliens.
In the following decades, Mexico has become the primary source country of illegal immigration.
Illegal aliens have also frauded birthright citizenship (“anchor babies”) to circumvent U.S. immigration laws and gain permanent residency, and to push for citizenship. This is a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution that grants U.S. citizenship on those born on American soil, including children of illegal aliens. Illegal immigrants know that US immigration authorities will likely not deport them if they have a child who is an American (and a bonus who qualifies for taxpayer-funded benefits).
Since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, Congress has passed seven amnesties:
1). Immigration and Reform Control Act, 1986: A blanket amnesty for over 3 million illegal aliens.
2). Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.
3). Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.
4). Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America.
5). Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.
6). Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 500,000 illegal aliens.
7). LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 1,000,000 illegal aliens.
The largest amnesty was the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act.
President Reagan approved the “path to citizenship” amnesty due to what was believed to be a relatively small illegal alien population.
As expected, there was widespread document fraud and the numbers of illegal aliens seeking amnesty far exceeded expectations.
President Clinton made efforts to combat illegal immigration during the 1990s. The problem remained.
Leaders from Mexico relied heavily on untaxed remittances sent back from the US, and worried that Clinton would support mass deportations. Clinton assured Mexico that mass deportations would not happen. Eight million illegal aliens resided in the U.S. when he left office.

President Bush’s administration saw a marked increase in illegal immigration and a considerable drop in enforcement during his 8 years. Illegal aliens arrested in workplace cases fell from 6,000 in 1999 to 445 in 2003. Criminal cases against employers during this period fell from 482 to 4.

In 2005, 10 million illegal aliens crossed the border. Estimates claimed there were at least 20+ million in the US. At the end of 2007, the Bush administration’s enforcement crackdown scored only 92 criminal arrests of employers. At the time, 6 million businesses employed more than 11 million illegal alien workers.
Bush constantly pushed amnesty schemes for illegal aliens using the well-worn line “they are doing jobs Americans are not doing.”  The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2007, was one scheme that was defeated by an enormous American disapproval.
Today, over 1 million immigrants enter the US legally per year, while 2.5 million illegal aliens enter the country annually.
Realistic numbers put illegal aliens currently residing in the US at 22-42 million. Liberals continue to dumb down the numbers at a constant 12 million, which is fuzzy math and subterfuge considering 10 million entering in 2005 alone. California has more illegals than any other state (9 million, probability, the 12 million always referred to). Texas, Florida and New York are states that have enormous numbers of illegals, although every state is now impacted, and paying a huge price.
All Americans feel the negative impact of illegal immigration, as with the jaw-dropping number of bankrupted hospitals, overcrowded schools, and increased crime. Taxpayers pay out of the ass for it, illustrating the high cost of “cheap labor” for unscrupulous employers and their political allies who for decades have constantly watered down immigration laws.
The cost is insurmountable.
Despite majority American opposition to illegal immigration and amnesty, open border advocates, the 5th column media, the Mexican government, La Raza, LULAC, the Catholic Church, Hispanic organizations, and Congressional traitors on both sides of the same aisle press President Obama to pass yet another mass amnesty for illegal aliens.
These special interest groups, the Hispanic/Latino agenda and their allies in the mainstream media continually attempt to re-frame the debate away from the core issues (illegality, sovereignty, overpopulation, fiscal costs), and redefine the terms used in the debate.
The most common euphemisms for amnesty used by the open-border lobby are: “comprehensive immigration reform,” “pathway to citizenship,” “earned legalization,” “guest” or “temporary worker plan,” and bringing “undocumented immigrants” “out of the shadows.”
Speaking of shadows, here in I Southern California, there are hordes of illegal aliens. They dominate all racial and ethnic groups. The numbers are so overwhelming that the sidewalks cast one massively continuous shadow. Spanish is spoken increasingly louder. Go anywhere, and they are the predominant racial group. Everywhere you go will feel as if you are in another country that you never would have even traveled to in the first place.
Americans angry about the illegal alien tsunami are also aware that pro-illegal alien advocates conjure up the false choice between mass deportation or mass amnesty.
They say that we can’t “round up and deport 12 million people.” We have to provide them with a “pathway to citizenship.” “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.”
The common sense approach to remedy this menace is “Attrition Through Enforcement.” When our existing immigration laws are willfully enforced, jobs and goodies are cut off, illegal aliens will return to their home country. This is the only way if we are to remain a country at all…

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