IN MY EXPERIENCE
by Val Don Hickerson
July 9, 2010
This is the latest in a series of fact-based articles on global overpopulation. Immigration, both legal and illegal, and their offspring cause over 80% of population growth in the United States.
In an ED NOTE: to the previous article it was pointed out that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder had filed a suit against Arizona for passing the illegal immigration law SB1070. Many organizations and a majority of Americans have sided with Arizona against Holder’s suit.
According to Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), www.fairus.org, Arizona taxpayers paid $2.7 billion in 2009 to provide basic services to illegal aliens and their families whose population in Arizona is estimated at 450,000.
Here’s information I received from NumbersUSA, www.numbersusa.com. You may send free faxes to Administration and Congressional members through Numbers’ website.
"Perhaps the most frightening – and shocking – part of Atty. Gen. Holder’s lawsuit … is his indication that it is a waste of federal resources to pick up illegal aliens simply because they are unlawfully taking a job from a U.S. worker.
"Most Americans look at the terrible unemployment situation and assume that it would be a good thing for their federal government to be removing illegal aliens from their jobs in order to put unemployed Americans back to work.
"But protecting U.S. workers apparently is a waste of government resources in our Attorney General’s eyes.
"Atty. Gen. Holder said: ‘… diverting federal resources away from dangerous aliens such as terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records will impact the entire country’s safety.’
"What is scaring Holder?
"Well, the new Arizona law will cause a lot more illegal foreign workers to be identified by police who will try to turn them over to the feds for processing.
"But Holder doesn’t want to have to handle these illegal workers.
"His statement indicates that the only illegal aliens the feds should handle are ‘terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records.'’
"Of course, most of us would consider that every illegal alien has a criminal record just from having broken immigration laws. But we can be sure that Holder does not see it that way. He suggests that the Obama Administration has devoted so little resources to illegal immigration that any effort to remove illegal workers will mean fewer violent illegal aliens will be removed.
"During this Jobs Depression, shouldn’t Holder be concentrating on both criminal aliens and illegal workers?
"It seems that at least once a week, the Obama Administration indicates that unemployment is not an especially big problem or priority. This lawsuit against Arizona and the arguments made in its support are among the most callous toward unemployed Americans.
"It is very important for Democrats in Congress to understand that the Obama Administration’s constant attacks on the state of Arizona are going to politically hurt Democrats running in fall elections. We know that many Democrats are already distancing themselves from the Administration, and we want to see many more do so.
"You don’t have to just stew at home as you think about the federal attack on Arizona. NumbersUSA always tries to offer constructive ways for you to vent your opinions quickly and for free."