Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens.
In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama’s moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants who are arrested for minor infractions is a matter of prosecutorial discretion.
The violent César Chávez legacy towards illegal aliens
To many on the political left, community organizer César Chávez, founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW
), is venerated and looked upon almost as the Patron Saint of the Downtrodden and Abused, especially among the Latino community.
Despite Barack Obama
recently designating the home of Chávez as America’s newest national monument, the labor leader has a past history with illegal immigrants that most Obamanistas
would rather not be known.
As reported by Fox News
, while speaking at the dedication ceremony of Chávez’s sprawling 187-acre hacienda grande
named La Paz (The Peace), Obama proclaimed Chávez as;
“a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained ‘invisible’ to much of the nation.”
The Chief Executive went on to state;
“Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez
decided to change it.”
But Not So Good For Illegal Immigrants…
As cited* by the University of Houston
, Chávez had quite a different opinion of those downtrodden who entered into this nation illegally, and more importantly, posed a threat to the success of his UFW;
“… when the farm workers strike and their strike is successful, the employers go to Mexico
and have unlimited, unrestricted use of illegal alien strikebreakers to break the strike.
And, for over 30 years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has looked the other way and assisted in the strikebreaking.
I do not remember one single instance in 30 years where the Immigration service has removed strikebreakers….
The employers use professional smugglers to recruit and transport human contraband across the Mexican border for the specific act of strikebreaking….”
Even More Damning…
“Despite the fact that [César] Chávez is these days revered among Mexican-American activists, the labor leader in his day was no more tolerant of illegal immigration
than the Arizona Minutemen are now. Worried that the hiring of illegal immigrants drove down wages, Chávez - according to numerous historical accounts - instructed union members to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service to report the presence of illegal immigrants in the fields and demand that the agency deport them. UFW officials were even known to picket INS offices to demand a crackdown on illegal immigrants.
And in 1973, in one of the most disgraceful chapters in UFW history, the union set up a ‘wet line’ to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States. Under the guidance of Chávez ‘s cousin, Manuel, UFW members tried at first to convince the immigrants not to cross. When that didn’t work, they physically attacked the immigrants and left some bloody in the process. It happened in the same place that the Minutemen are now planning to gather: the Arizona-Mexico border.
At the time, The Village Voice said that the UFW conducted a ‘campaign of random terror against anyone hapless enough to fall into its net.’ In their book, ‘The Fight in the Fields,’ Susan Ferris and Ricardo Sandoval recall the border incident and write that the issue of how to deal with the undocumented was ‘particularly vexing’ for Chávez
Washington Taxpayers Foot $2.7 Billion Annual Bill for Illegal Immigration, Finds New Study by FAIR
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration costs taxpayers in Washington State about $2.7 billion annually. The average Washington household headed by a U.S. citizen bears an annual burden of about $970 to cover the costs associated with illegal aliens in the state. Moreover, the costs associated with illegal immigration are about equal to the amount lawmakers had to slash from the state budget to close a projected shortfall.
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Aliens on Washingtonians examines the cost of providing services and benefits to the state’s 275,000 illegal aliens and 104,000 dependent U.S.-born children. The report also looks at the costs associated with the administration of criminal justice and incarceration of criminal illegal aliens.
Among the key findings of The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Aliens on Washingtonians:
- The cost of providing K-12 education to an estimated 127,000 children of illegal aliens (including students who are themselves illegal and the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens) amounts to $1.6 billion annually.
- Washington voluntarily provides $3.8 million annually in subsidized in-state tuition benefits for illegal aliens attending public colleges and universities, even as public higher education budgets are being slashed.
- Unreimbursed health care and social assistance programs cost Washingtonians $652 million a year.
- Justice and law enforcement costs associated with illegal aliens add $172 million to the state’s tab.
Legal and illegal immigration hits all-time high
One of the missing topics from the October 3rd presidential debate was immigration policy
. Although both candidates are working hard for the Hispanic vote
, there are new statistics that are well worth looking at.
The number of legal and illegal immigrants
within the country has hit a new record of 40 million in 2010, a 28 percent increase from 2000, according to a new report.
The number of immigrants and their children born in this country now stands at around 50 million. This according to Steven A. Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies. That accounts for more than one-sixth of the U.S. population.
Immigration has dramatically increased the size of the U.S.’s low-income population adding even those immigrants living in the country for 20 years. Poverty, lack health insurance and abuse of welfare benefits far above the native-born American average.
The new statistics is a sharp rise from 9.6 million in 1970, although the immigrant share of the population, 12.9 percent, is lower than it was in 1910 — 14.7 percent. In the last decade alone, legal and illegal plus births to immigrants added 22.5 million residents, or 80 percent of the total U.S. population growth.
It is estimated there are 28 percent of immigrants in this country illegally. Within the next 20 years, it is estimated that between 12 million and 15 million new immigrants, legal and illegal, will settle in the United States.
Worthy of a debate discussion on Tuesday night?
Here are some other shocking statistics:
- In 2010, 23 percent of immigrants and their native born offspring under age 18 lived in poverty – that in comparison to 13.5 percent of natives and their children.
- Countries providing the most poverty-stricken immigrants is highest for Mexico (35 percent), Honduras (34 percent) and Guatemala (31 percent). The lowest is Germany (7 percent) and India (6 percent).
- Immigrant households (36 percent) utilized at least one major welfare program in 2010. It was primarily a program for food and/or Medicaid. That compared to 23 percent of native households.
- Twenty-nine percent of immigrants lack health insurance (2010) compared to 13.8 percent for natives.
- Over 10.4 million immigrant students attend public schools while 78 percent of them speak a language other than English in their at homes.
- Twenty-eight percent of adult immigrants from 25-65 have not completed high school compared to 7 percent of natives.
- Immigrants account for 27.2 percent of the population in California, 22.2 percent in New York, and 21 percent in New Jersey, but just 1.2 percent in West Virginia.
- The largest increases in immigrant population from in the last decade (2000 to 2010) was Alabama, up 92.1 percent, followed by South Carolina (88.4 percent), and Tennessee (81.8 percent). New York was lowest (11.1 percent).
- The immigrant population in North Carolina alone rose an incredible 524 percent from 1990 to 2010.
- The greatest number of immigrants I the U.S. come from Mexico, 11.7 million, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan (2.1 million), India (1.78 million), Philippines (1.77 million) and Vietnam (1.2 million).
- The one category that immigrants dominate is “Farm Workers Non-Supervisors,” at 53.5 percent.
The two candidates need to drop the politically correct language of this issue from the debate and seriously discuss what this country must do to improve and enforce legal and illegal immigration before the country is overrun in its zeal to be “compassionate.”