Tom McLaughlin

A former history teacher, Tom is a columnist who lives in Lovell, Maine. His column is published in Maine and New Hampshire newspapers and on numerous web sites. Email: tomthemick@gmail.com

Monday, July 07, 2014

Aliens Are Not Immigrants

Were you to draw a picture of the United States, it would show the familiar outline of our borders with Maine sticking out at the top right, Florida on the bottom right, Texas in the south, and so on. But what’s a border? It’s a boundary within which people declare, uphold, and adhere to a set of principles. People outside it don’t. Principles within are outlined in two founding documents: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It’s those principles that have made the United States the strongest, most prosperous, and greatest country the world has ever seen. Without them and the borders within which they’re enforced, the United States would not exist.
People outside the boundaries have seen and heard how good it is here and they want to come in. There’s a process for that called immigration, and most of us are descended from people who followed it. During the first half of the 20th century, about 12,000,000 did. None got any welfare because it didn’t exist. After the Roosevelt and Johnson Administrations there were some welfare programs, but immigrants weren’t eligible until they became citizens.
Early immigrants didn’t come here for freebies. The opportunity to work and build a new life in a free country is what drew them. Over the past 25 years or so, however, another 12,000,000 or so snuck in here without going through the immigration process and cannot properly be called immigrants at all. They’re illegal aliens. There are many more government welfare benefits available now and in most states they’ve been given to illegals. As word gets around, more illegals are drawn here. Why are we surprised? For more and more illegals, their reasons for coming here are different from those of our ancestors. They’re not as interested in building as they are in taking. They’re a net drain on the nation.
People dependent on government are the base of the Democrat Party. That’s why Democrats push amnesty so hard, but they don’t call it amnesty because they want to change the terminology. They call it “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” as if immigration laws needed reform. They don’t. What they need is enforcement, but President Obama the his party don’t want to enforce them. They don’t like borders and they don’t like to obey the Constitution either.
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) went to the Texas/Mexico border last week to say, “We are all Americans, north and south in this hemisphere,” as if our borders didn’t exist.” Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) handed out lollipops. Republican congressman Joel Bridenstine, however, was barred from seeing illegal alien children being housed in his own district at Fort Sill. The Obama Administration isn’t allowing media to see the aliens either and threatens reporters with arrest. American medical staff is threatened for talking to media about appalling medical problems illegal aliens have in Lackland Air Force Base in Texas where they’re being held. “There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps,” said one, “but the agents made it clear we would be arrested. We were under orders not to say anything,” reported a psychiatric counselor quoted by Fox News. Their cell phones were taken away. “They’re [the latest illegals] going to crush the system,” a nurse told Fox. “We can’t sustain this. They are overwhelming the system and I think it’s a travesty.”
The New York Times reported that the Obama Administration has bussed over 290,000 illegals from the border to locations all across the United States in recent months, sparking protests in communities where they’re being dumped. The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers issued a statement saying, “This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes.”
Meanwhile, Maine Governor LaPage has cut off the 90% state share of welfare costs cities and towns pay to Maine’s illegal aliens. Democrats in Portland and other cities are in high dudgeon. Why? Because they’ll gladly funnel other people’s tax money to illegal aliens, but they’re very reluctant to give their own.

Also, the Obama Administration instructed ICE officials (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to stop referring to the flood of young illegals as UACs or “Unaccompanied Alien Children” even though virtually all our case law on immigration uses the term alien. Now they’re officially just “Unaccompanied Children” and if you’re against bringing busloads of them into your town, you’re obviously a racist hardass.
And speaking of language and immigration, the Obama Administration is suing a private Wisconsin business for requiring that it’s employees be able to speak English, calling it discrimination based on national origin!
After fed-up citizens in Murrieta, California blocked busses full of illegal aliens ICE agents wanted to dump in their town last week, local police say federal agents will come next time with riot gear and shields to push the crowd back. How will local citizens deal with that? Will ordinary Americans put up with this all over the country? I don’t think so.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first act these people do is to break the law. Then they want amnesty and complete forgiveness.

7/7/14, 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ur an alien u fuckn facist bitch. ur people never left when u came here and invaded so these indians want do the work leftover from the resources you hoard like equality money I wonder why are they all dark skinned. Hmmm, maybecuz they prob are facing the same fate indegenous peole here face..genocide do u care prob not p.os.

7/8/14, 6:04 AM  
Anonymous Frostproof said...

Thank you, Anonymous #2, for such a thoughtful and erudite comment on this difficult issue. Now, you really should get back to school. How full are the 4th grade summers sessions?

7/8/14, 7:26 AM  
Blogger Tom McLaughlin said...

I decided to let it stand in spite of the profanity. It speaks for itself.

7/8/14, 7:33 AM  
Blogger George Fogg said...

The wife and I went to see America last night by Dinesh D'Souza. IT basically explains a lot of the myths that the liberals are so upset by. It explains, Mexico, slaves, the treatment of the Indians and others.

Most of the hate and garbage that is being thrust about is untrue if one takes the time to do some research. The takers of our nation have the time but are to lazy to do it. They would much rather react as anonymous #2 above did.

7/8/14, 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say give them amnesty and citizenship following two conditions. 1) They pay a fine for their crime of illegal immigration. 2) At least one member of the household participate in building a tall, fortified and extensive wall along the southern border that meets the same standards as the wall on Mexico's southern border.

Reject and get deported.

All new citizens will then realize what being a citizen comes with.

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7/8/14, 12:06 PM  

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