Illegal Immigration and the Creation of a Permanent Underclass
There are myriad and escalating problems created by the arrivals of unbridled immigrants who are illegally entering the US, by the thousands, each and every day. These unlawful incursions, primarily breaches affected at the US’ Southern border, have instigated and are continuing to cause multitudinous more problems than those they, ostensibly, solve.
The problems inherent with this onslaught include the injuries to US states’ (predominantly the Southwestern states) healthcare systems, schools and the displacement of US citizen-workers . Arizona, California and Texas have been hit the hardest, in regards to healthcare, and many hospitals have been forced to close due to the unpaid treatment of illegals. In California, a State audit uncovered “…the county [Los Angeles] treats five times as many undocumented immigrants as required by state law.” In regards to healthcare, schools and illegals immigrant prisoners in US jails, NewsMax reported that the Federation for American Immigration Reform found: “total uncompensated educational, health care and incarceration costs were estimated to be 10.5 billion.” However, one of the even more insidious consequences of the illegal aliens’ invasion is the apparent attempt to establish a permanent illegal Hispanic underclass in the US.
If the illegal immigrants become “legal”, they will no longer be constrained to accept low wages and, in turn, their employers will have to raise their compensation. If said compensation is raised to US citizen-standards, the use of illegal workers will no longer be a viable option to those now employing them. If wages are forced upward, there will be no incentive to US employers to hire legal Hispanics over US citizen-workers. But, that is not the way the issue is developing in the US Senate. Instead, this US governmental body appears to be bent upon maintaining the aliens’ illegal status—or at least to allow them to enter the country by maintaining the porous US-Mexico border.
Although the US House of Representatives passed a Border Protection and Immigration bill that is actually pro-US citizens, the US Senate (our version of the British “House of Lords”) along with interested employers of illegals are proceeding to gut the House version in favor of maintaining the status quo. The Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by sometimes-Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, has even proposed a “virtual border fence”. A “virtual fence”, Senator? It either is a fence or it isn’t. In fact, the only group that is currently attempting to protect our Southern border is the US citizen Minuteman Project. The Minutemen (and women) are now “doing the job that the US government won’t do”.
So, the Republican-run House of Reps actually proposed a strong and viable bill (that would also protect the country from terrorists) but, the US Senate (both Democrats and Republicans) are proceeding to dismantle it.
Those who support the unchecked and predominantly Hispanic illegals’ ingress into the country include organizations that do not believe the United States should have any borders, various groups that are pushing the Communist agenda, anarchistic groups, the Mexican MEChA group which is becoming more militant in pushing its “Reconquista Movement”  and—of course—the employers in the United States who want workers who will labor for very low pay.
And let’s not forget the Mexican government, which continues to export its impoverished populations and criminals to the USA. For decades, Mexico has been able to avoid its own economic and corruption issues by shipping its problems to the US. When US Citizens have spoken out against Mexico’s policy, Mexican officials blame the US for not being more “compassionate” and then accuse US citizens of being “racist”—for not accepting [its] Mexican citizens; many of whom now want and have unequivocally stated that they want and plan to take over the United States!
But, our US Senators, forever short-sighted in wanting the enticements of the moment, continue to side with the illegals and against the US citizenry. The illegals’ employers lobbies, including the hopes for illegals’ votes, are now a much stronger incentive to “our” Senators that are the desires of the voters who placed them in office. If these Senators, who no longer listen to we-the-people, are allowed to generate their illegals-friendly bill, they will have effectively created a permanent Hispanic underclass and a class of people with whom US citizen-workers cannot economically compete. This underclass will, also, continue to drive our hospitals out of business and clog our prison system with their criminals.
Note: Members of the MS-13 Salvadoran gang, called the most dangerous and deadly gang in the US, enter the US via our open Southern border. There are also strong indications that MS-13 has ties to the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda.
So, the questions that remain are: “Do we want to continue to keep our border non-existent, thereby allowing terrorists to enter our country at will and assist our Senators in creating a permanent underclass? Or, do we-the-people want to stop the insanity?” If you, as do I, want to stop the lunatic-virus that has infected the US Senate, contact them and tell them. And please do it now—before it’s too late: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.