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Illegal Immigration Must Be Dealt With, says AMAC

illegal-criminal-record illegal immigrationThe inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty is an invitation to legally come to the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 9 – “The plain and simple fact is that illegal immigration is unlawful and those who enter the U.S. unlawfully must face consequences in a fair and just manner.  In addition, our government has an obligation to prevent the crime in the first place,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

“The issue of criminal migration must be dealt with one way or another.  And, those who call on the Congress and the authorities to do otherwise are asking them to commit a grievous breach of their responsibilities that have a serious impact on our ability to control crime,” according to Weber.

He says Democrats in Congress who seek extreme immigration reform that aids the cause of illegal immigrants, good or bad, “need to turn down the volume.  They are lawmakers first and Democrats second and they have a responsibility to the citizens they serve in their communities.  As it stands, it seems they’d rather put the so-called rights of non-citizens ahead of the genuine rights of the American people who elected them.  I’m all in favor of the kind of compassion offered by President Trump in his negotiations with his opponents on this subject.  But, that kind of compassion begs compromise from the other side.”

Weber is an advocate of the border wall.  And, while liberals and progressives may see it as unnecessary, the AMAC chief says that the porous nature of the barriers we have in place now along the Mexican border make it too easy for lawbreakers to get into the country.

“How many innocent people need to be killed before the left realizes that some of those crossing our borders illegally are not really all that eager to live the American Dream.  The poem inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty says give us ‘the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.’  It’s an invitation to legally come into the country.  It does not invite wretched foreign criminals to come ply their nefarious trade here.”

Dr. Ron Martinelli is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist and a Certified Medical Investigator.  He recently wrote an opinion article in the Web-based newspaper, The Hill.  In it, he noted, “the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that as of 2014, illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13 percent of all crimes committed in the U.S.”

Martinelli also pointed out in his report that official government crime statistics show that illegal immigrants make up only 3.5% of the population.  But, that they are convicted and sentenced for the crime of murder at a rate three times that of American citizens and legal immigrants.

President Trump had in his audience for his State of the Union address at the end of January, Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens.  They are the parents of two teenage girls who were brutally murdered by members of the international MS13 crime gang.  The FBI says it is one of the nation’s biggest criminal organization in the U.S. with some 6,000 members nationwide.  And, too many of them are illegal immigrants.  The two girls were among some 17 persons slain on Long Island by MS13 gangsters there in 2016 and 2017.

“Yet, liberals – especially some in the media – are quick to dismiss these facts as did MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid in reporting on the president’s speech.  She dismissively told her viewers that when Mr. Trump acknowledged the presence of the distraught parents during his speech, he made it sound like illegal immigrant criminals is ‘the biggest issue in the U.S.’  Well, Ms. Reid, I’ve got news for you it is indeed among the biggest issues that face our nation today,” says Weber.

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Hank

Let’s address the non-violent segment of illegal immigrants. How do legitimate, tax-paying citizens compete with non-taxpaying, sub-minimum wage workers? Where goes that segment of our tax base? …to the unemployment line, which puts the onus on government and business. The liberals love to exploit immigrants for the cheap labor, and no employee withholding taxes. And bonus – no employee health coverage. No bennies – no workee, no payee. Employer’s gotta love it. And, don’t get me started on prison over-crowding to provide three hots and a cot, and what toll that puts on tax dollars. Wake up America! Stop “illegal” immigration any way you can.

wandamurline

What would happen to us if we illegally went into Mexico and demanded citizenship? I think everyone know what would happen….a jail cell. Now, let’s talk about the wall on the border and the annual cost to the American Tax Payer … it costs the taxpayers approximately 187 BILLION DOLLARS EVERY YEAR….the wall will cost approximately 25 BILLION….so if we deport the illegals, we can pay for the wall in approximately eight months with 162 BILLION DOLLARS left over to feed our American kids who go to bed hungry….we could get our homeless veterans into some kind of shelter….we could do more to keep our former military from committing suicide….we could take care of AMERICANS FIRST. The Democrats say that DACA has dreams and need to be here…..how about our AMERICAN KIDS….DON’T THEY HAVE DREAMS ALSO? AMERICA FIRST,

Bob

Stop the freebies and most won’t come in the first place

Rik

Illegal immigration IS the first and most important crisis facing America today! … Why? … Because these “proud” Hispanics have no problem proudly waving their country of origin’s national flag but don’t seem to want to be returned there. They seem to hate our flag and our culture but certainly like our benefits. They’re not “proud” to become Americans, if so, they would want to assimilate and most importantly speak OUR language, English. Either they’re too stupid to learn English or they just don’t care to. Every other foreign immigrant culture proudly became Americans and learned to speak English. But not these people, which shows me they’re only here to colonize us. And the stupid Liberals endorsing them ought to emigrate to Venezuela if they want to speak Spanish and live under a Socialist regime. Heck, I’ll even contribute to establishing a fund to provide them with a free one… Read more »

McFerguson

The comments of Mr. Weber are dead on target. Why is it that democrats so heartily embrace all ILLEGALS as future space scientists, yet casually dismiss our own young people as misfits and troublemakers? Recently, a leaked memo from Jennifer Palmieri, former Clinton Communications Director, came to light where she said, “Democrat’s fight for DACA is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s electoral success.” BINGO! The democrats want enough ILLEGALS flowing into our country to eventually flip enough RED states like Texas and Florida into California deep BLUE ones where they’ll control the electoral process in perpetuity.

Tony

We need to build the wall other countries have them even Mexico. We also need to stop all benefits to illegals and cut benefits to refugees this is stupid that a refugee makes more than a Veteran who served if we allow these refugees to come here we should put up a tent city for them and when their country is returned to a proper government they are sent back no residents given. I am not against people coming here legally and becoming a citizen but because your country is in war or the economy is poor no excuse after the war you need to go home and if you came here because of the poor economy stay home and make it better do something about it vote for a change in your government.

MR. A. B. JAMES

follow the law! AMERICANS have stood by thru 7 amnesties by not having immigration laws on the books enforced. demand that ALL illegals be prosecuted and deported. we the people must stand up for LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. the use of the CONSTITUTION to allow children born here to be citizens must be settled once and for all time in the supreme court. all elected officials that support illegals should be voted out in november. we the people need to follow the law and stop allowing FEELINGS to govern US!

Dr. D

Its important to clarify the these invaders are not immigrants, they are “Illegal Aliens “. The original immigrants applied for citizenship and were fleeing an oppressive system. There was no Welfare or Social security and the US population was under 100 million.
This invasion was started in 1986 under the Regan Administration, perhaps under the influence then vice president George Bush. Who as president brought the Somalia muslin’s to Minnesota in 1992.

Tony

Amac needs to work on getting E-verified approved instead of working on the nation’s debt. If we can verify that a employee is a legal citizen then these (and welfare and housing and all benefits has to to E-verified) illegal immigrants would not have a reason to come here illegally. Maybe then they would try the legal way. Just my opinion.

Roy L Stansell

Illegal is illegal. If I do something that is illegal and I get caught, I have to pay fine, community service, or incarceration. Pretty much black and white in my opinion.

Garland Young

We should not spend any tax money on people that are here illegally And another look at the money we are throwing down that rat hole called Washington DC.

Wingleader69

To stop illegal immigration and establish a balanced budget in order to save our country, we must do the following. 1. STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT!! 2. Arrest anyone who hires illegals! 3. Establish a budget that makes us live on the taxes we take in and stop borrowing money!! 4. Remove all Socialist/Communist/Fascist Democrats from our schools and colleges!! 5. Arrest anyone in the media making false or misleading statements that damage our nation. The Democrat candidate for Vice President (Paine?) called for a Civil War. Perhaps that is our only chance of accomplishing the things listed above. I don’t want to live in “their” America. “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees!” Franklin said, “we have given you a Republic, IF you can keep it”. Well, are we willing to make the sacrifice it will take to save our once great country and give our… Read more »

Jerry

Why is this so hard? Enforce the laws of our land, or change the law. It is just that simple! Why is that so hard for our elected representatives to grasp?
Un-friggen-believable…

Hugh

Two points: 1) The Democrats’ platform is entirely based on the Welfare Entitlements Empire they created. This can be summarized as “Vote for us, and we’ll give you other peoples’ money!” Trump’s unexpected election over their Socialist Princess Hillary threatens their Welfare Empire. They are therefore deadly serious in their hatred and obstruction. They want to see America fail so they can regain power over federal spending. 2) The Democrats want to see illegal aliens pour into America and get the right to vote, because they believe these aliens will vote for Democrats. If they achieve this, America as we know it will die, and we’ll become another 3rd World nightmare, run by patronage and political corruption, just like Chicago, New York, Baltimore and all the other parasitic big cities run by Democrats.

Julia Peteet

overpopulation is dangerous for ANY country. We do not need any more people at this time unless they can provide a CRITICAL service no other AMERICAN can perform

SARGE

That inscription at the statue of liberty was not there originally. I hear some woman poet wrote it and somehow got it memorialized. Why would the United States want the poor, uneducated and the meek coming in. What good does that do us.

Wylie

A lot of these dreamers had half of a life time to become citizens! I know some who have said to me “WHY BECOME A CITIZEN” Mexico is going to take back all that was taken from them! Also told me Americans were stupid because they can get Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps or any program available to U.S. citizens! Thank Ronald Reagan for this mess you left us with!

Aardvark

“the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that as of 2014, illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13 percent of all crimes committed in the U.S.”
Now we know how to reduce all crimes in the US by 13%; BUILD THE FRICKEN WALL!

Joseph Kieszniski

Stop playing games and send them back along with daca.

doc

Build the wall.
Allow a window of 12 months for all illegals to register: name, address, dependents, employer, pay taxes etc.
Any employer who hires an illegal without registration card following this grace period will be fined $100,000 per illegal and lose their business license to operate for 3 years. Check and balance. Those gainfully employed will rid their ranks of non registered illegals as not to jeopardize their job! Any illegal seeking employment without registration card will immediately be deported.
After a period of 7 years, without the commission and conviction of a felony, one will take the oath and be granted American citizenship.
Any felony committed by a registered illegal during this 7 year period will result in immediate deportation..