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THE DARK SIDE Of  ILLEGAL  IMMIGRATION

By PF Wagner  23 February 2007

 

Part 12

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the immigration issue, including the terrorism aspect, see the following links for various groups, organizations, and references.  They are arranged by 

NATIONAL GROUPS & LINKS OF INTEREST

STATE GROUPS

BLOGS

FORUMS.

I have included additional comments as applicable.  While I believe this is the most comprehensive list of immigration related groups and links available, I’m sure I left somebody off.  If you know of a group or link that should be included in the next update of this report, send me an-mail.

     pfwagner@darksideofillegalimmigration.com

To be included, all anti-immigration links and groups must abide by the overriding philosophy:

Very few Americans are against a reasonable amount of legal immigration, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity, but most Americans are against any amount of illegal immigration, regardless of race, nationality or ethnicity.

While some of the references listed are pro-illegal immigration, most of the references take a rational position against out of control immigration and illegal aliens.  You will also find a few 2nd Amendment groups as well.  In providing this listing, I have tried to eliminate any racist, prejudiced, or bigoted links or groups, however I have not thoroughly checked the veracity and sanity of all the links listed below and thus do not endorse any of them, even if previously referenced in this paper.  They are listed solely as a comprehensive resource for the reader to do their own research on the issue. 

Should you believe that any of the anti-immigration groups or links are inherently “racist” or “bigoted” please send me an e-mail.  After investigation, should I support your rationale, the link will be removed.  Don’t bother referencing the Southern Poverty Law Center who can’t tell the difference between the KKK and anybody who is against illegal immigration.  However, simply being against illegal immigration or supporting stricter limits on legal immigration does not make a group racist or bigoted, if the reason for position has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.  Also, “English only” will not be a reason for exclusion.

Amongst some of the “pro-illegal immigration” and “pro-open borders” groups and links, you will find some blatantly racist and prejudiced groups and positions, especially among the reconquistador groups.  However, these will not removed as they are listed to specifically illustrate that hate and bigotry is an equal opportunity characteristic.

Regarding the terrorist listings, you will note that they all have something to do with Islam.  I would be happy to list any other terrorist groups that are targeting the USA but I do not know of any significant ones that are not Islamic.  While I acknowledge that most Muslims are not terrorists, unfortunately most terrorists are Muslim. 

For anybody that wants to tell me Islam is a “religion of peace” you must first also denounce and repudiate all of the deceitful, hateful, bigoted, and “kill the infidel” proclamations and directives by Allah and Mohammed in the Quran and Hadith.  If you are not willing to do that, I am not interested in hearing your comments about the “Religion of Peace.”  Should you not be aware of Islamic teachings on the subject, send me an e-mail and I will provide you the chapter and verse for you to repudiate.  Of course, as a Muslim, you can not do so and remain a Muslim, under penalty of death – a fact which renders any “religion of peace” argument meaningless.

NATIONAL GROUPS & LINKS OF INTEREST

21st Century Paul Revere Ride

9/11 Families Secure America

A Dummies Guide to Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment

Abolish the H-1B Program

Alamo Alliance

Allan Wall’s Website (interesting articles from an American living in Mexico)

Alliance for Stabilizing America’s Population (ASAP)

Alternatives to Amnesty: Proposals for Fair and Effective Immigration Reform

America In Danger

American Border Patrol

American Border Security

American Engineering Association

American Freedom Riders

American Immigration Control Foundation

American Jobs Coalition

American Labor First

American Patriots for Border Security & Internal Enforcement

American Patriots for True Equality

American Patrol

American Resistance (lots of very interesting pictures)

Americans First

Americans for Better Immigration (Links to Numbers USA report card and has FAX contact)

Americans for Immigration Control (AIC)

Americans for Legal Immigration (Alipac)

Americans Seeking Trade and Immigration Reform (AMSTAIR)

Americans Want Immigration Control and Prefer House Approach (results of a Zogby poll)

Anderson Report  (Great information by categories – even more than in this report)

ANSWER LA

Anti-Illegal Immigration Events

Anti-Defamation League – Nation of Azatlan

Anti-Jihad (page of sites and news)

Armed Females of America

Azteca Web Page

Black Anthem  (Military news on the war on terrorism)

Blue Latinos

Border Counties (on US - Mexico border; includes cost studies)

Border Fence Project

Border Guardians

Boycott Miller

Bumper Stickers & T-shirts

Bureau of Justice Statistics - Data for analysis - Crime & Justice Electronic Data Abstracts

Buy Direct USA (Directory of American made products)

Byte Show

Canada First Immigration Reform Committee

Carrying Capacity Network

Center for American Unity

Center for Immigration Studies (An independent, non-profit, non-partisan research org.)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Sex Offender Management (have a big list of related links on sex perverts)

Che-Lives (Site for Che Guevara that forgot he was against illegal immigration)

Choose Black America

Citizen Caucus

Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration

Citizens for a Constitutional Republic

Citizens for a Secure Border  (have comprehensive set of charts and graphs)

Citizens for Immigration Reform

Citizens Against Illegal Aliens

Coalition Against Illegal Immigration

Coalition for a Secure Driver's License

Coalition for the Future American Worker

Common Sense on Mass Immigration (A collection of essays on aspects of the problem)

Communist Party USA (supporting illegal immigration)

Congress.Org (Identifies Local, State, Congressional and Federal Agency officials)

Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus (The few in Govt. trying to solve the problem)

Congressman Tom Tancredo's Web Site (Tancredo is leading the fight in the House.)

Congress and Illegal Immigration (is posting this report that you can link to)

Conservative Voice

Constitutional Rights Network

Council of Conservative Citizens

Corruption on the Border

Crispus Attucks Brigade

Dailybulletin.com –Beyond Borders  (Great news site for info not reported elsewhere)

Dan Stien Report

Daniel Pipes (info on the threat from radical Islam)

Dave Gaubatz (info on terrorist sleeper cells in USA)

Day Laborers

Democratic Socialist of America (Socialist supporting illegal immigration)

Deport Aliens

Deputy David March (memorial site to slain officer)

Desert Invasion - U.S.

Desert Visions

Dhimmi watch (the “freedoms” under Sharia Law)

Dhimmitude Organization (details the status of non-Muslims under Muslim rule)

Diggers Realm  (lots of immigration & security news)

Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America

Dustin Inman Society

Eagle Forum

East Bay Security Coalition

Eco Future – Population and Sustainability

Erik Rush

Escaping Justice

Fallen Heroes (a site devoted to cops killed in the line of duty)

Family Security Matters

Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

FIRE Coalition

For the Cause (Good sorted info and archives of Lou Dobbs’ videos)

Freedom Alliance

Freedom Center (David Horowitz's site)

Freedom Road (Socialists supporting illegal immigration)

Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement

Friends of the Border Patrol

Frosty Wooldridge  (one of the earlier Paul Revere’s on the issue)

Full Disclosure Network

Get My Country Back

Gilchrist's Angels

Granny Warriors

Grassfire’s STOP the INVASION (petition)

Grass Tops USA

Gun Owners of America

HavenWorks-US Immigration News

Heather MacDonald (one of the premier columnists writing about the “dark side”)

Help Save Virginia (good list of national and local news as well as Opinion and Editorials)

High Desert Minutemen

Hispanic Tips (see News and Immigration section)

Illegal Aliens.US

Illegal Employers

Illegal Immigration

Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition

Illegal Immigration Bumper Stickers

Illegal Immigration Facts

Illegal Immigrant Protest

Illegal Voices

Immigration Counters  (Have a number of counters based on very conservative estimates)

Immigration Daily News

Immigration in a Changing Economy - California’s Experience (a RAND report)

Immigration Insanity

Immigration Online

Immigration Reform Law Institute (public interest law org. working to protect U.S. citizens and their communities from injuries and damages caused by unlawful immigration.)

Immigration Stance (Find Out Where Your Congressional Representative Stands)

Immigration Watch Canada

Immigration Watchdog

Immigration’s Human Cost

Immvasion  (politically incorrect cartoons)

Independent Conservative

In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security (Tom Tancredo’s book)

Invading America

Jacob Wetterling Foundation (Education to prevent the exploitation of children.)

Jihad Watch (Robert Spencer’s site regarding the threat of radical Islam)

Judicial Watch

Kris Eggle (memorial to slain park ranger)

Landmark Legal Foundation

La Voz de Aztlan

Latino Americans for Immigration Reform (LAIR) (Organization of Hispanic patriots)

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Lee Cuesta (check interview with Dr. Charles Truxillo)

Legal American Folks

Liberty Post (News source – good info on Immigration/Borders with discussion)

Limits To Growth

Known Gangs - Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

Lou Dobbs - CNN

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Michelle Malkin

Midwest Minutemen

Migration Dialogue

Miller Boycott

Minuteman Border Fence

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

Minuteman HQ

Minuteman Midwest

Minuteman Party

Minuteman Project

Mothers Against Illegal Aliens

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)

National Border Patrol Council (hosts numerous videos on the subject)

National Council of La Raza

National Center for Public Policy Research

Negative Population Growth

New Frontier Coalition

News With Views (mostly conservative commentary from a wide variety of authors)

No Amnesty

No Invaders

No More Amnesty

Norm Matloff's Immigration Forum  (good collection of articles and information)

Numbers USA (Has a congressional report card and & FAX contact)

Officer Down News

Old Yeller

Ohio Jobs & Justice (has a big listing of recent crimes committed by illegal aliens)

One Old Vet

One Simple Idea – Illegal Immigration  (Good collection of statistics and links)

Organization for the Rights of American Workers

Outsource Congress

Outsource Outrage (Info and videos on jobs that were outsourced)

Over Population Organization

Patriot Act Research

Patriot Post (advocate for individual liberty and restoration of Constitutional government)

Patriot Watchdog

Paul Revere Society (Michael Savage’s site)

Pew Hispanic Center

Population-Environment Balance

Population Research Institute

Predatory Aliens

Pro English (Official English language advocates)

Project USA

Protect America Now

Protect Our Border

Ranch Rescue

Renew America  (Alan Keyes’ site)

Report and Deport

Report Illegals

Rescue American Jobs

Right March

Right Source

Say NO to Mexico

Save Our State

Save the Guns

Secured Borders USA    (Get, sign, and notarize the petition!)

Send a Brick (Exactly what the name says – build the fence!)

Senseless Planet (Illegal immigration is just one of the problems)

Small Town Defenders!  (from the proud Mayor of the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.)

Smart Business Practices (info for Law-Abiding, Patriotic, Civic Minded businesses.)

Social Contract Press (see booklet: Common Sense on Mass Immigration)

SOS Borders – Standing on Secure Borders

Sprawl City (“A website about Consumption & Population growth”)

Stand Up for America

Stein Report  (“The Best Darned Immigration News”  Amen.)

Stop Amnesty  (Inactive site but has some good archival info)

Stop Illegals Info (Good source of facts in summary

Stop It Now! (Prevention of sexual abuse of children but don’t mention illegal alien perverts)

Stop Smart Port (NAFTA Super Highway info)

Stop SPP (from the Minutemen)

Stop SPP & NAU

Stop the North American Union 

Stop the Security and Prosperity Partnership

Summary of Important Facts about Immigration

Support Border Controls

Take Back Georgia

Team America

Tell the Children the Truth (about radical Islam)

Top Ten Reasons Why the US Should Not Marry Mexico  (too good not to reference!)

Terrorism Research Center

Terry Anderson Show

The American Cause  (Pat Buchanan’s site)

The American Conservative

The American Resistance  (Good summaries on the issues and lots of pictures)

The Case Against Immigration (The moral, economic, social, and environmental reasons for reducing US immigration back to traditional levels.  362 pages.  Free.)

The Conservative Voice

The Constitution For The United States (has explanations and definitions of the language used)

The Garrett Hardin Society (“A finite world can support only a finite population”)

The Immigration Portal (check the discussion board)

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

The Manhattan Institute (home of Heather MacDonald and others)

The Officer Down Memorial Page  

The Religion of Peace (all about Islam – believe it or else)

The Right Source (The Welch Report)

The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the US (A Pew Hispanic Center report.  Note that they consider all illegal aliens to be “migrant workers.”)

The Truth About Islam (by a former Muslim)

The United American Committee (primarily focus is on confronting Islamic extremism)

Tonatierra (Indigenous peoples group)

TORAW (The Organization for the Rights of American Workers)

TownHall.com (Conservative news and commentaries)

Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics (a Pew Hispanic Center Report)

United Citizens of America

United for a Sovereign America

United Patriots of America

United States Citizens for Immigration Enforcement

United States FM

United States Immigration Reform PAC

US Border Alert

US Border Control  (great legislative and media contact info and news summary)

US Border Report – Migration Across the Mexican Border (good collection of statistics)

US Border Security

U.S. Border Watch

U.S. Citizens for Immigration Enforcement

U.S. Department of Justice -Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. English

US Illegal Aliens  (a posting of this report by Digger’s Realm)

U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

USA Border Alert

USA Wake Up

Veterans for Secure Borders

Vietnamese for Fair Immigration

VDARE

Victims of Illegal Aliens

Vietnamese for Fair Immigration

Violent Crimes Institute

Wake Up America!

Wake up America Foundation

Washingtonians for Immigration Reform

Watchdog America

We Hate Gringos (details some of the darker side of illegal immigration)

We HireAliens.com

We Need a Fence

We the People Boycott

What’s Your Allegiance

Worker’s World (guess which side the Socialist/Communists are on)

Workplace Watchdog

Worlds Reality

You Don't Speak for Me! (Hispanic Americans against illegal immigration)

ZaZona.com  (comprehensive information on work visas)

 

STATE GROUPS

  ARIZONA

    Arizona Border Watch

    Citizens Against Illegal Immigration (Arizona)

    Concerned Citizens Network of Arizona

    Mohave Minutemen

    Protect Arizona Now

    The Anderson Report - Southeast Arizona Regional Update

    Yes On Prop 200 (Arizona 2004 initiative) 

  ARKANSAS

    Americans for an Immigration Moratorium (Arkansas)

  CALIFORNIA

    California Coalition for Immigration Reform

    Californians for Population Stabilization

    Defend California

    Eagle Forum of California

    Golden Gate Minutemen (East Bay Coalition for Border Security)

    Mohave Minutemen

    San Diego Border Alert

    San Diego Minutemen

    Sierrans for US Population Stabilization

  COLORADO

    Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform (CAIR)

    Colorado Minutemen Project

    Ranch Rescue - Colorado

    Save Colorado Now  (ballot initiative to deny services to illegals)

    Sovereignty Colorado

    Colorado Watch, Evergreen, email: coloradowatch at aol.com

  CONNECTICUT

    CT Citizens for Immigration Control

    Tri-State Immigration Moratorium

  FLORIDA

    Floridians for Immigration Enforcement

    Southwest Florida Minutemen

    Floridians for a Sustainable Population

    Minutemen Florida Corps

    Silent Majority of Florida

  GEORGIA

    Georgians for Immigration Reduction

    Georgia Crime Watch

    Take Back Georgia (Yahoo Group)

  INDIANA

    Americans for Legal Immigration (www.noIllegals.Com - Indianapolis)

    Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (IFIRE)

    LaPorte County Illegal Immigration Taskforce

    La Port County Task Force

  ILLINOIS

    Chicago Minuteman Project

  KANSAS 

    Kansas Alliance for Immigration Reform

  OKLAHOMA

    Immigration Reform for Oklahomans Now (IRON)

  MARYLAND

    Maryland Minuteman

  MASSACHUSETTES

    Massachusettes Immigration Reform

  MINNESOTA

    Minnesotan Minutemen

    Minnesotans For Sustainability

    Minnesotans Immigration Reform

    Minnestotans Seeking Immigration Reform

  MISSISSIPPI

    Mississippi F.I.R.E.

  NEW HAMPSHIRE

    New Hampshire Citizens for Sustainable Population

  NEW JERSEY 

    New Jersey Citizens for Immigration Control

    United Patriots of America

    Tri-State Immigration Moratorium

  NEW MEXICO

    Northern New Mexico Minuteman

  NEW YORK

    New York Constitutional Party

    Tri-State Immigration Moratorium

    Sachem Quality of Life

  NEVADA

    Emigration Party of Nevada

    Las Vegas Minutemen

  NORTH CAROLINA

    Carolinians for Immigration Reform

    N.C. Action Club

    NC Listen

  OHIO

    America First Party of Ohio

    Ohio Jobs & Justice

OKLAHOMA

    Immigration Reform for Oklahoma Now  

  OREGON

    Alternatives to Growth Oregon

    Oregon Conservative

    Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR)

  PENNSYLVANIA

    Citizens of Pennsylvania for Immigration Control and Enforcement

    Pennsylvanians Against Illegal Immigration (PAII)

  SOUTH CAROLINA

    Carolinians for Immigration Reform

  TENNESSE

    Tennesseans for Immigration Reform

    Tennesseans for Responsible Immigration Policies

  TEXAS

    Citizens for Immigration Reform - Dallas

     Texans for Fair Immigration, Inc. (TFFI)

    Texans for Immigration Reform

    Texas Border Watch  

    Texas Minutemen

  UTAH

    Utah League of Citizens for Immigration Reform

    Utah Minutemen

    Utahns for Immigration Reform and Enforcement

    Utahns for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (UFIRE)

  VIRGINIA

    Virginia Coalition for Immigration Reform

    Help Save Virginia

    Help Save Herndon

  WASHINGTON

    Citizens for Washington

    Alternatives to Growth Washington

    Washingtonians for Immigration Reform

  WISCONSIN

    Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration

 

BLOGS (there are many more.  Check the links sections in these)

American Job Blog

Beyond Borders Blog

Counterrorism Blog

Freedom Folks

Lone Wacko Blog

Michelle Malkin's Immigration Blog

Operation Great Wall

Reconquista

Uncooperative Blogger

Watch Blog (news and forums across the ideological spectrum)

Where’s Your Brain?

 

FORUMS

Liberty Post (news with discussion)

Close Borders  (Yahoo Group)

Anti-Immigration Debate (Yahoo Group)

Free Republic2 (Yahoo Group)

H1B Fraud (Yahoo Group)

Immigration Revolt (Yahoo Group)

Protect America Now (Yahoo Group)

Protect Our Border Now (Yahoo Group)

Take Back Georgia (Yahoo Group)

USA for Americans 101(Yahoo Group)

USA Border Alert (AOL Group)

Save Our State


ADDENDUM

(Presented verbatim but I do not have the source for this.  While I have perused many of the references to verify overall accuracy, I have not checked the specific accuracy of all the statements nor the credibility of all the references.  Should anybody know of the source of this, please contact me.)

Some other things you probably didn’t know:

·   Cities that receive the largest numbers of immigrants also have twice the unemployment rate, 40% more people living in poverty, and 40% more serious crime per capita than cities with few or no immigrant arrivals. (1)

·   Some 11.2 million immigrants arrived in the USA between 1990 and 2000.  This, added to the 6.4 million children born to immigrants living in the USA, accounts for almost 70% of the US population growth in the past decade. (3) 

·   Immigrants now represent more than one in every ten US residents, the highest percentage in 70 years. (4) 

·   Over the next 50 years, the US Census Bureau projects that immigration will cause the population of the United States to increase from its present 270 million to more than 400 million. (9) 

·   Nationwide, 33% of Third World immigrants who settled in the USA since 1990, live in poverty, nearly three times the rate for US-born natives.  Some 36% of immigrants failed to finish high school, more than double the percentage for US-born nationals. (12) 

·   About 15% of US citizens fall below the poverty line, compared to 29% of non-citizens. About 11% of non-citizens have incomes less than 50% of the poverty line, compared to 6% of citizens. (13) 

·   The number of impoverished people in the USA’s immigrant-headed households nearly tripled from 2.7 million in 1979 to 7.7 million in 1997. (14)  During that same period, the number of poor households headed by immigrants increased by 123% while the number of immigrant households increased by 68%. (15)  

·   According to Forbes Magazine, a greater proportion of the US population is currently living in poverty than what was the case three decades ago. (16)  According to Forbes Magazine, Significantly, Hispanics accounted for a statistical 0% of the nation’s poor in 1959. (17) 

·   Hispanics first entered the tables in 1972, making up 1.1% of the USA’s poor in that year. By 1996, Hispanics made up 2.7% of the nation’s poor – almost equivalent to the Black figure. (18) Forbes Magazine identified the leap in Hispanic poverty rates as being due to their numbers being “fed by immigration.” (19)

·   According to the US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2001, some 22.1% of Blacks were below the official poverty line.  This compares with 21.2% of Hispanics; 10.8% of Asians and Pacific Islanders; and 7.5% of White non-Hispanics. (20)

·   According to the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Institute for the Elderly in New York, about 23.8% of elderly Hispanics in the United States live in poverty, with no prospects of improvement in their situation. (21) 

·   In 1997, 25% of all children in California were living below the poverty line. (24)  

·   The number of children living in poverty in California had increased by more than 3% from 1990 to 1997. (25) 

·   In the Appalachia, Mississippi Delta, Black Hills, and Los Angeles areas, more than 30% of Hispanics are below the poverty line. (28) 

·   According to a survey by the University of California at San Francisco and the Field Institute, Latinos are 13 times more likely to be part of the working poor -- defined in the survey as a family of four earning less than $20,000. (29) 

·   Denver’s five poorest neighborhoods are populated mostly by Hispanics that only speak Spanish, particularly in the northern part of the city. (31)  In these neighborhoods, 80% of the children receive food coupons, and are responsible for 37% of the city’s crime rate. (32) 

·   The number of people in poverty living in immigrant households in Arizona has nearly tripled to 330,000 from 113,000 during the 1990s.  During that same time, immigrant households rose to 41%, from 20% of the total of poverty-level households. (35) 

·   In 1996, according to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1.2 million newcomers joined the US population - yet fewer than 5% were admitted because of their job skills. (36)  Most of the rest were allowed in because they were relatives of US citizens or other immigrants or were refugees, and a quarter of the total were illegal immigrants. (37)

·   During the 1990s, more than 1.3 million people with less than a high school education entered the USA. (38) Of those who arrived in this decade, 34.4% were school dropouts. (39) 

·   In 1998, nearly 40% of immigrants had less than a high school education - double the share for natives, according to the 1990 census figures.  The gap widens when grade school education is considered. Some 23% of immigrants have less than nine years of education, compared with just 4% of Americans. (40) 

·   Only 8% of California Latinos have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 43% of Asians, 33% of whites and 24% of African Americans, according to the California Research Bureau. (42) 

·   Latinos in California have the highest high school dropout rate (45%), lowest college graduation rate (8%) and, not surprisingly, the lowest median income ($14,560). (45)  The Latino education gap in California is not new.  Previous studies show the same was true as far back as the 1940s. (46) 

·   The high school dropout rate in most Latin American countries exceeds 50%. (48) 

·   Mexico, for example, has an illiteracy rate in excess of 10%, and Guatemala has an illiteracy rate of over 40%. (49) 

·   Median household income in the New York areas of Queens, Brooklyn, Suffolk, Fairfield, favored by immigrants, dropped between 1989 and 1998.  This was also the case in many other counties across the nation that experienced a large influx of immigrants, according to census data. (50) 

·   The data show that in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx — counties with a major increase of immigrants — median income fell sharply. (51)  In Queens, according to the data, the median household income fell from $44,938 in 1989, to $36,480 in 1998, a drop of nearly 19%, while in Brooklyn it fell by 18%, from $33,762 to $27,556. (52) 

·   Median income also fell in many counties in other states attractive to immigrants, including Los Angeles County and Miami-Dade County. (53)  In Los Angeles County, where there has been a surge of immigrants from Mexico, median income fell in constant dollars from $45,962 in 1989 to $37,655 in 1998, a decline of 18%. (54) 

EVERY 100 MANUAL LABOR IMMIGRANT JOBS CREATE 139 EXTRA POVERTY CASES

·   A study of 65 rural communities in California's San Joaquin Valley between 1980 and 1990, found that the addition of 100 farm jobs resulted in an additional 139 people - including immigrants, their families and area residents - living in poverty. (59)  This statistic is driven by the low wages paid to the farm worker, who in turn is then unable to support dependents, creating the social welfare problem.

·   A Rand study looked at the nine million net new jobs created in California from 1960 to 1990.  It found that three-fourths of the new jobs were filled by workers with at least some college education, and almost all of the rest were filled by high school graduates. (62)

·   Furthermore, the share filled by workers with some college education has risen over the years, the Rand study found.  By the 1980s, some 96% of net new jobs were filled by such workers. (63) 

·   According to a survey by the University of California at San Francisco and the Field Institute, Latinos are much less likely to benefit from the state's explosion in job growth because they are less likely to finish high school or attend college. (64) 

·   According to the survey, 56% of the state's Latinos had an education level of high school or lower, compared to 28% of Blacks, 14% of whites, and 11% of Asians. (65) 

THIRD WORLD IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS FILL UP 25% OF FEDERAL PRISONS

·   Criminal immigrants account for more than 25% of all inmates in federal prisons and is the fastest growing segment of the prison population. (66) 

·   The federal prison population of non-citizens has increased by about 15% per year from the mid–1980s to the present.  Upkeep for each prisoner costs the taxpayers $21,300 per year. (67) 

·   Some 80% of cocaine and 50% of heroin in the US is smuggled across the border by Mexican nationals. (68)  Taxpayers pay half-a-billion dollars per year incarcerating illegal alien criminals. (69)

·   In 1994, the state of Florida sued the federal government, seeking reimbursement for the $884 million a year the state spends on services to illegal aliens.  Florida spent $27.6 million in 1993 to arrest, try and jail illegal immigrants charged with crimes in that state alone. (70) 

·   In addition, state and local authorities were spending more than $500 million a year to arrest and imprison illegal immigrants who committed serious crimes. (71)  New York State estimated these added costs at $270 million, while Illinois estimated that it spends $40 million per year for incarceration alone. (72) 

·   The demand for falsified documents in southern and coastal states has created a thriving underworld industry in counterfeiting, thievery, and forgery.  For as little as $40 per person, illegal aliens can purchase documents that provide them with entitlement to health care, welfare, and work privileges. (73) 

·   According to an April 1997 report from the Associated Press, more than 180,000 aliens were granted US citizenship in 1996 without the mandatory criminal background checks. (74) 

·   An Associated Press report in February 1997, said the Citizenship USA project, pushed by the White House in 1996 to expedite admission of 1.3 million aliens, allowed as many as 130,000 criminals into the USA from Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. (75) 

THIRD WORLD IMMIGRANT UNEMPLOYMENT

·   According to the Urban Institute, the highest rates of welfare dependency are in the agricultural counties of California, where unemployment rates are also high.  In the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, for example, 29% of the residents of Fresno (761,000 population), 30% of Merced (199,000) and 25% of Tulare (362,000) county residents were on public assistance in 1996.  At the same time, unemployment rates were in double digits, even in the peak spring and summer months. (77) 

·   If it were a state -- and with 3 million residents, its population rivals Oregon's -- the Valley would have the nation's worst economy.  Unemployment averages out at 12.4% for the entire region, nearly twice as high as West Virginia's. (78)

·   In South Central Los Angeles – another high-density immigrant center - the unemployment rate hovers around 20% (four times the state average) and the poverty rate is 40%.  This figure has risen consistently over the last ten years. (82)

THIRD WORLD IMMIGRATION’S EFFECT ON THE USA LABOR MARKET

·   An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced from their jobs every year by immigration; the cost for providing welfare and assistance to these Americans is over $15 billion a year. (83) 

·   It is estimated that between 40 and 50% of wage-loss among low-skilled Americans is due to the immigration of low-skilled workers. (84) 

THIRD WORLD IMMIGRANT WELFARE USAGE

·   The proportion of immigrant households using welfare programs is estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies to be between 30% to 50% higher than that of US-born citizens. (85) 

·   According to the ‘Immigrants and Welfare, Research Perspectives on Migration’ report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- International Migration Policy Project, immigrant use of welfare has been rising, regardless of how "immigrant" and "welfare" are defined. (86) 

·   Immigrants in California are three times more likely to receive welfare than native-born residents, a dramatic difference that is not seen in other states with burgeoning immigrant populations, according to a report by the US General Accounting Office. (87)

·   Forty-six% of California's children live in families with incomes low enough to qualify for subsidized school meals ($29,000 or less annually for a family of four).  Child-care costs, averaging $407 monthly for a preschooler, amount to one-half the earnings of a full-time, minimum-wage worker. (88) 

·   Over 60% of Hispanic households in the Alexandria, Virginia area, receive assistance from federal or state programs for low-income residents.  Forty-four percent of Hispanic families get subsidized school lunches for their children. (89) 

·   Bearing in mind that about 37% of immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona, and 36% statewide fall below the poverty level, (90) the news that the number of people living below the federal poverty level in that state, soared nearly 90% since 1989, should come as no surprise.  The state population grew about 30% in that time. (91) 

HEALTHCARE BURDEN

·   Immigrants who arrived in the US after 1989 and their US-born children account for 60% or 5.5 million of the increase in the size of the uninsured medical health population. (92) 

·   The low health insurance rate means that these Third World immigrants show up at the emergency rooms of America's hospitals because they cannot afford medical care.

·   Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of federally-mandated programs requiring free emergency room services to illegal aliens. (93) 

·   In a recent year in Colorado, the state's emergency Medicaid program paid an estimated $30 million in hospital and physician delivery costs for about 6,000 illegal immigrant mothers – an average of $5,000 per baby.  Those 6,000 births to illegal aliens represent 40% of the births paid for by Medicaid in Colorado.  Those 6,000 babies immediately became US citizens and qualified for full Medicaid services, with a cost yet to be tabulated. (94) 

·   In addition to general welfare, the GAO -- the investigative arm of Congress -- has documented similar differences in the use of Medicaid, the nation's health insurance program for the needy.  In California, for instance, the number of citizens naturalized in fiscal years 1996 and 1997 receiving Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program) was 23.7%, compared with 8.2% for native-born citizens. (95) 

THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF THIRD WORLD IMMIGRATION

·   The net annual cost of immigration has been estimated at between $67 and $87 billion a year.  The National Academy of Sciences found that the net fiscal drain on American taxpayers is between $166 and $226 a year per native household.  Even studies claiming some modest overall gain for the economy from immigration ($1 to $10 billion a year) have found that it is outweighed by the fiscal cost ($15 to $20 billion a year) to native taxpayers. (96) 

·   The net deficit is caused by a low level of tax payments by immigrants, because they are disproportionately low-skilled and thus earn low wages, and a higher rate of consumption of government services, both because of their relative poverty and their higher fertility. (97) 

·   The federal government currently provides targeted services to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents that cost about $600 million per year, equivalent to ten% of these workers annual earnings. (98)

·   According to the ‘Immigrants and Welfare, Research Perspectives on Migration’ report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- International Migration Policy Project, approximately 1.4 million immigrants receive AFDC or SSI payments totaling $4.5 billion annually. (99)

·   Their average monthly AFDC payment is $133; their average SSI payment is $407. Estimates using a more broadly defined package of benefits and counting benefits from state and local as well as federal sources indicate that immigrants receive approximately $25 billion annually in assistance benefits. (100) 

IMMIGRATION’S IMPACT AND COST ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

·   The USA’s public schools are already overcrowded with six million more children in schools today than in the late 1980s. (101)  In 2002, school attendance rose from the 1997 level of 50 million students in primary and secondary education to more than 55 million – directly as a result of immigration. (102) 

·   The Urban Institute estimates that the cost of educating illegal alien children in the nation's seven states with the highest concentration of illegal aliens was $3.1 billion in 1993 (which, with the growth of their population to 1.3 million, was more than $5 billion in 2000).  This estimate does not take into account the additional costs of bilingual education or other special educational needs. (104) 

·   The Carrying Capacity Network, a non-profit group that studies growth and environmental issues, estimated in 1994 that legal and illegal immigrants have cost Florida $3.3 billion since 1970. (105) 

·   In California, the already mentioned cause and effect of a one-person increase in farm employment creating a 0.67-person increase in welfare use, means an additional annual welfare cost of $954 per farm job. (106)

·   Since farm workers in California in 1990 earned an average $7,320, each farm job was associated with a welfare payment equivalent to approximately 13% of average farm earnings. (107) 

·   The costs of illegal immigration in terms of government expenditures for education, criminal justice, and emergency medical care are significant. California has estimated that the net cost to the state of providing government services to illegal immigrants approached $3 billion during a single fiscal year. (108) 

·   Stretched to the limit by these burdensome costs, the state of California sued the federal government in 1993 for $10.5 billion to recover the costs of education, health care, policing, and other administrative services for legal and illegal immigration. (109)

ASIAN IMMIGRATION MYTHS

It is often thought that Asian immigration to the USA does not fall into these damning statistical breakdowns.  While it is true that Asian immigrants to the USA fare on average better than immigrants from other parts of the Third World, it is a myth that all is well with the Asian immigrant community.

·   According to the March 2001 US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, some 10.8% of Asians and Pacific Islanders were below the official poverty line. (110)

·   In 1993, a study that showed that despite a ‘model minority’ stereotypical image of being self-sufficient, 55% of elderly Chinese immigrants in California received public assistance, mostly Supplemental Security Income. (111) 

·   Among elderly Vietnamese immigrants, the figure was 74%, compared with 21% of Mexican immigrants and nine% of the native-born elderly. (112) 

·   Arrest rates for American Asians are higher than Whites for gambling, gangsterism and youth homicide. Asians make up half of all gang arrests in Seattle, and their gang rate relative to population increased to nearly even with Blacks in the city by 1994. A 1992 Los Angeles study showed that Asians are 13 times more likely than Whites to be members of gangs. (113)

·   Nationally, Asian poverty is slightly worse than the White average. Asian poverty rates in some urban areas are equal to, or worse, than Blacks. Asian poverty in many census tracts ranges in the ghetto definition range, from 40% up to 70%. Asian per capita income is often comparable or worse than Blacks in urban areas. In San Francisco, Asian poverty rates are equal to those of Blacks for the equivalent family structure. (114) 

CONCLUSION – A THREAT TO THE FABRIC OF AMERICAN SOCIETY

·   It is thus clear that Third World immigration to the USA brings none of the supposed benefits that the pro-immigration lobby suggests.  The truth is that Third World immigrants do not bring skills, prosperity, stability, or economic growth.

·   On the contrary: they bring with them serious social problems that are then borne by native-born Americans, both financially and socially.

·   Third World immigration threatens the very fabric of society, and unless halted, will see the final dissolution of the American Republic.

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