“It's Time to Root For The Home Team!”
Published on August 22nd, 2011
Isn't it incredible that today when citizens of our nation attempt to apply commonsense to the need to secure our nation's borders and create an immigration system that has real integrity it is likely that they will be accused of xenophobia and racism?
Isn't it equally incredible that politicians are able to successfully campaign for political office, even the Presidency, by claiming that unless our nation imports brilliant people from around the world that America will lose its position of preeminence in the world?
Finally, is it not insane that while Americans stand in long lines under a sweltering summer sun in Georgia that the same politicians who claim to be concerned about these unemployed Americans are adamant about providing a pathway to United States citizenship to illegal aliens?
Consider this news report that appeared last week on the Fox News Website:
I had the privilege of meeting Congressman John Lewis when Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of Congress with whom I have worked on several issues and for whom I testified at two Congressional hearings, brought me over to meet Mr. Lewis, a major player in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
What is unfathomable is how members of the Black Caucus in Congress don't seem to understand that illegal aliens are not entitled to civil rights. Certainly illegal aliens are entitled to due process, but civil rights are supposed to enable a person to be a full participant in our country and in society. It is vile and reprehensible to deny a fellow citizen access to the “American Dream.” It is immoral and illegal for a citizen of our nation to be denied opportunities because of race, religion or ethnicity.
The workplace is supposed to be free of discrimination that would rob qualified citizens of our country opportunities to succeed.
However, illegal aliens are not supposed to be present in our country in the first place!
While it goes without saying that aliens who are illegally present in our country should not be working, it is important to remember that many aliens who have been admitted into the United Sates with nonimmigrant visas are also not supposed to be working. Even those nonimmigrant aliens who are admitted with visas that permit them to work are, under the immigration laws, strictly limited as to what sort of work they may take. An alien who accepts unauthorized employment becomes a deportable alien if he (she) takes a job he is not supposed to have. The purpose of these laws is to make certain that the jobs, wages and working conditions of American workers are not adversely impacted by foreign workers.
Please consider what the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act are concerning the issuance of nonimmigrant visas for aliens who are admitted for a temporary period of time in order that they perform a specific job in the United States.
Check out this link about the requirements that relate to the issuance of temporary work visas for non-agricultural workers.
If you review the material to be found at that link you will find the following Excerpt:
|H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers|
The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. A U.S. employer must file a Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on a prospective worker’s behalf.
To qualify for H-2B nonimmigrant classification:
ñ The employer must establish that its need for the prospective worker’s services or labor is temporary, regardless of whether the underlying job can be described as permanent or temporary. The employer’s need is considered temporary if it is a one-time occurrence, a seasonal need, a peak-load need, or an intermittent need
ñ The employer must demonstrate that there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work
ñ The employer must show that the employment of H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers
Please consider these two requirements I have copied from that brief passage above:
– The employer must demonstrate that there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work
– The employer must show that the employment of H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers
The question that no one seems to be asking is:
“How can any politician blithely ignore the laws that were enacted to protect American workers, their jobs, their salaries and their working conditions and be re-elected by the very same Americans who are being displaced by foreign workers?
Yet the administration just announced that illegal aliens who should not be present in our country have nothing to fear from immigration law enforcement authorities. They can take jobs that Americans desperately need and they will face no consequences for these violations of law- indeed, many politicians including those members of the Black Caucus who know, first hand, just how hard it was to have American citizens of color to achieve opportunity in the workplace are now standing with advocates for illegal aliens who are displacing millions of United States citizens of all races, religions and ethnicity, in the workplace!
The news media often highlights the stories about the hardships experienced by illegal aliens and yet ignore the challenges increasing numbers of our fellow citizens of all races, religions and ethnicities are now facing in the United States.
Why is there little concern shown for the plight of Americans who are, in ever increasing numbers, losing their tenuous grip on the American Dream?
Representative Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has called the administration out for its de facto amnesty but where are the other members of Congress who purportedly represent the citizens of their respective districts and states?
The administration is now seeking to find ways of not enforcing the immigration laws that are supposed to protect our nation and our citizens because of an obvious political agenda is unreasonable and represents a betrayal of our citizens and lawful immigrants.
Especially at a time when Americans are desperately searching for jobs how does enabling illegal aliens to continue to work in the United States in violation of law serve the greater good for the millions of unemployed United States citizens and lawfully admitted immigrants?
Please remember that there is a clear distinction to be drawn between illegal aliens and lawful immigrants- the difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is comparable to the difference between a houseguest and a burglar! Also bear in mind that our immigration laws make absolutely no distinction where race, religion or ethnicity is concerned- the only distinction our immigration laws make is between citizens and foreign nationals (aliens)!
How does it serve the greater good to have foreign workers continue to send money out of our economy that this not spent or invested in the United States of America?
In fact, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) the all inclusive body of laws that govern the enforcement and administration of our nation's immigration laws, deems it a felony to encourage, induce, aid or abet aliens to enter our country in violation of law or to remain illegally in the United States in violation of law.
Here is an excerpt from the relating statute:
Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. Subsection 1324(a)(1)(i)-(v) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts. Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry. Subsection 1324(a)(3).
Encouraging/Inducing — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for any person who — encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.
Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses.
Here is the link to this section of law in its entirety.
I would argue that when the leaders of our nation take every opportunity to tell illegal aliens and aspiring illegal aliens that our government seeks to ultimately reward those who would violate our borders and laws with United States citizenship are, in fact, encouraging and inducing still more aliens to run our nation's borders or otherwise seek to enter our country with the expectation of ultimately being rewarded with United States citizenship!
When fans attend a ball game they generally exhibit lots of enthusiasm for their home team- the time has come for all Americans and those who are elected to represent Americans of all ethnicities, races and religion to show comparable enthusiasm to root for the home team by taking the needs and concerns of our citizens first!