Follow Arizona’s Lead; Protest Federal Usurpation
By Jim Traficant
Contrary to what you’ve seen on television, heard on the radio or read in the newspapers, America does not—let me repeat—America does not have an immigration problem.
America has an “illegal” immigration problem—a huge illegal immigration problem. Massive and volatile, this illegal immigration problem has divided America into opposing forces; and the agendas of some of the people involved are highly suspect, especially the agenda of the federal government.
Let’s examine this fiasco. Recently, two groups of illegal immigrants were apprehended coming ashore along the southern California coast. One group included 18 people who landed at the Marine Corps’s Camp Pendleton. Let me repeat that—at Camp Pendleton. I’m not kidding. The existence of these 18 illegals and their subsequent apprehension were reported by federal authorities. Think about it. It’s getting so bad that illegal aliens are landing at our Marine bases. Beam me up!
Another group of 16 illegal aliens was caught coming ashore near Leucadia. They were traveling in a skiff, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
The Border Patrol confirmed that they detained 18 illegal aliens “walking across Camp Pendleton a few hours after they were dropped off by boat.”
By the way, the Border Patrol was informed by Marine officials at Pendleton that the illegals were literally “walking across Camp Pendleton.”
Illegal aliens entering America through a Marine base . . . if that’s not enough to roast your chestnuts, tell me what is. The Marines, no less, phoned the Border Patrol. Geez, that was very thoughtful.
Has our government lost all semblance of common sense? How stupid can we be?
Whatever their various reasons for entering the U.S., these illegal aliens are invaders of our sovereign borders. Am I missing something here? I think not.
As I’ve often said, this isn’t brain surgery or rocket science. It’s not nearly as complicated as many of today’s permissive “talking heads” want you to believe. It’s actually rather simple. Entering the U.S. in such a manner makes them criminals because they enter our country without permission or authority.
This may sound harsh, but they should be thrown out. In addition, anyone aiding and abetting this illegal activity should be fined at least, and even imprisoned for certain activities that may jeopardize American lives.
Having said that, recall that the federal government has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Phoenix, Ariz. to stop Arizona’s enforcement of its new anti-illegal immigration law, claiming that the state law (S.B. 1070) is an “unlawful interference with federal authority.”
Yes, you read that right—“an unlawful interference with federal authority.” The DOJ says that Arizona has “crossed the line,” when Arizona is just trying to stop illegal aliens from vandalizing, robbing and threatening the lives of the citizens of Arizona.
But the DOJ says it’s “our responsibility, not Arizona’s.”
Really? Well, the DOJ should be deported to Mexico—a nation with strict laws against illegal entry, far stricter than those of the U.S. Now, to really soil your taco, listen to the words of the director of the National Immigration Law Center.
This pro-illegal immigration entity issued a statement through Executive Director Marielena Hincapee: “By the [DOJ] filing its lawsuit against Arizona, the federal government carried out its duty: it reminded Arizona, and anyone else who attempts to follow suit, that immigration is a federal issue and the states should stay out.” In other words, just leave the illegal aliens alone and brush aside the fact that the U.S. government spends billions to defend every country’s borders but its own.
So, we now have a Mexican front group telling America and our states what we can and cannot do. This Mexican diva forgot to mention the key element of this debacle: It’s still illegal immigration, and that’s a crime. States have rights; they’re called states’ rights. Nowhere in our Constitution does it allow for some foreign-sponsored organization to tell us, or our states, what to do.
Truth is, this is largely about politics—to get that growing Hispanic vote, even though there are many Hispanics who played by the rules to become U.S. citizens and resent the illegal aliens and their front groups.
Where will the politicos stop to gain the huge Hispanic vote? Just think of the millions of new voters the lucky candidate/political party will attract by allowing such criminal activity at our borders to continue.
Is this homeland security? If you believe that, you’re somewhere far out in left field. Please tell me, how can we have an Office of Homeland Security when criminals are allowed to sprint across our borders? Some could be murderers, rapists, pedophiles and, yes, even terrorists.
Some will remark that “Traficant has an axe to grind” and “Traficant’s a bigot, a racist,” on and on. Yeah, I guess those labels keep everybody quiet. No one wants to be labeled. But are we going to let America go to hell?
That’s the basic problem, folks. Everyone’s afraid to open their mouths, afraid to express their opinion, afraid to lose their social status.
The DOJ should be supporting the state of Arizona, not suing them. What a travesty. But we citizens collectively sit back with our mouths closed and allow a powerful central government to leave our borders unprotected, wide open, with imaginary neon signs flashing, coaxing those wishing to enter America to illegally jump the border.
Anyone wishing to enter America to become a citizen need only do it legally. Is it really too much to ask that we do this like our grandparents and great-grandparents did years ago? Ellis Island wasn’t a theme park. It was a place for immigrants to enter the U.S. in an orderly fashion with all the proper health and citizenship regulations in place.
One last thing: Do not be afraid to speak out on this issue. If you are afraid, get a dog. Get back at me!
James A. (Jim) Traficant, Jr. was born inYoungstown, Ohio on May 8, 1941. He received BS andMS degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an MS from Youngstown State University in 1976. From 1981-1985 he served as sheriff of Mahoning County, prior to his election to the U.S. Congress in 1984. He was re-elected by overwhelming margins every year up until 2002 when, following his conviction on trumped up corruption charges, he was expelled from the House of Representatives. Donations of support may be sent to Mrs. Tish Traficant, 429 Main Street, Poland, OH 44514. Listen to Jim’s Saturday radio program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time on WTAM 1100 in Cleveland, Ohio. You can also view it on WTAM.com. Click on the web cam button.
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(Issue # 31, August 2, 2010)