Illegal Aliens

There has been tons written and said about our immigration problem. All the pros and cons regarding illegal aliens versus undocumented workers. Below is a documented letter that details some much ignored truths. The fact that it was written in 2006 before all the brouhaha makes it even more valid.

Dear Senator Frist:

There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens.

1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want U.S. citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a U.S. citizen. Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care, in-state tuition, government subsidized housing and free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans. What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying the price.

2. There are no jobs that Americans won’t do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans can’t take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won’t do for a decent wage.

3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries. They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20 billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.

4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful U.S. residents.

5. This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.

6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not immigrants by definition. The U.S. accepts more lawful immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

7. There is no such thing as the “Hispanic vote”. Hispanics are white, brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Repu blicans, Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called “Hispanic vote” is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end.

8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the U.S. During World War II Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the U.S. from Mexico. During the Cold War Mexico allowed spies hostile to the U.S. to operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican school children are taught that the U.S. stole California, Arizona, new Mexico and Texas. If you don’t believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written for their schoolchildren.

9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let’s allow those one billion to come to America and we’ll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life. I’ll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash another nation?

10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage.

11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price?

For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to U.S. citizens or to offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs of those who don’t even have the right to remain here?

There will be a reckoning. It will come in November of this year, again in 2008 and yet again in 2010.

We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves.

David J. Stoddard
U.S. Border Patrol (RET)
Hereford, Arizona

Origins:   The above-quoted letter to Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee (the Senate Majority Leader) concerning illegal aliens was written by David J. Stoddard of Arizona, who served as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent for 27 years. As far as we know, it was first published on the Internet when Mr. Stoddard posted it to the web site.

Mr. Stoddard provided testimony about immigration reform to a Congressional subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources in 2002, and some of that testimony is echoed in his 2006 letter to Senator Frist.

We don’t need new laws and probably not even new fences. It is time we started enforcing the laws we already have.

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2 Responses to Illegal Aliens

  1. Angela Matthews says:

    That is true and well and good………..where did it go from Senator Frist??????? Arizona has had to take this issue and deal with it on their own. I believe in States Rights to govern and control what benefits their citizens. We were STATES first and then we united. Giving Wash, D.C. so much money and power has made the states weak and dependent. Ah, could that have been a plan?????
    I don’t know what is happening in New Mexico or Texas but I believe California does nothing but bash Az. and look at the state they are in financially.
    It is the same old same old. Smoke and mirrors…….and follow the money trail. Has to be one ending in Washington.
    My honey use to say “there will be blood in the streets before this country turns around”. I sure hope not but it is something the average American, who is struggling to keep his head above water and is in fear of so many things, can’t give serious thought to let alone take some sort of action………….what ever that might be. Forget what I think Mr. Stoddardwas suggesting ………… elections………
    boy, I sure sound negative…..but this particular post doesn’t offer a positive solution especially since it was written 5 years ago.

  2. C says:

    You are 100% right Ang. This does not “offer a positive solution.” But what it does is point out some basic parameters of it that seem to be ignored in current discussions. We can not take the illegal alien and equate them with the legal immigrant. They are not here for the same reasons. By and large they are not here to participate in American, but rather to use some aspects of our nation’s freedoms for their purposes and against those legitimate citizens.
    There are plenty within our country trying to tear it down, that is part of what a democratic republic IS. What we must not allow is outsiders, pretenders to America, to work against us too.
    The RIGHT thing to do is not at all clear – but much of the WRONG things are very clear. It is about time we accepted that not having a perfect solution is not the same as not having a solution.

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