Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yet Another Illegal Immigration Outrage

On Fox News this morning, there was a brief clip about the Bank of America being willing to extend credit to anyone whether they had a Social Security number or not. Read that..whether your immigrant status is legal or not. Outrageous, to put it mildly.

Bank of America is not the only business to pull something like this. As far as I am concerned, the CEOs of this bank ought to be held criminally liable. Illegal immigration is against the law, and so is aiding and abetting. Until the individuals responsible for hiring and financing illegal immigration are made to pay a price, this will continue and our country will be increasingly insecure. Unfortunately, they apparently will not be made to pay a price, as politicians are not yet being made to pay a price for closing their eyes to this cancer on the body politic.

I really think one clue to understanding this issue is being able to discern the globalist mindset. The idea of national borders and state economy is anathema to these people. The notion of being an American citizen with American values protecting American interests is seen as somehow outmoded, porochial and even quaint. Anything these people can do to shred the idea of the nation-state will be done. Formerly, it was done under the table, but now they're quite open about it. They're feeling pretty brazen and confident.

The question is, will we as Americans finally wake up and realize that our country is being slowly stolen. This has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. That is a canard and people should stop being intimidated by people who throw this baseless and stupid accusation around. Every country has the right to control its borders and to REGULATE immigration. Uncontrolled immigration will only hurt everyone, and if we have a growing number of people here who do NOT share our national values or interest, those of us who hold America dear will be a minority.

The American experiment is worth saving. But as our Founding Fathers said, we will lose it if we don't take care. It may already be too late.

11 comments:

Phil Perkins said...

Solameanie,
I saw that, too, and had similar thoughts. I think part of it is the mindset that says, "You can't say anything is wrong." It's postmodern chickens coming home to roost.

In Christ,
Phil Perkins.

SolaMeanie said...

Phil,

Indeed that's an element, but I think it's even more insidious than that. The "rich men of the earth" are really out to get rid of national borders in the long run. They've unified Europe through the E.U...and there is a desire to create a North American union.

Even those who don't necessarily think of the globalist aspect of it have filthy lucre as their motivation. The labor from Mexico is cheap, so they'll break the law and not pay higher wages to citizens.

Phil Perkins said...

Good point. Hadn't really spent much time thinking of that. It explains Republican reluctance to close the southern border.

Phil. PS--I'm a regular here now. Will do an article on "Al" recommending this site.

SolaMeanie said...

Phil,

Great to have you here.

Check this out..I'm going to post it on the main blog today. This really takes the cake and renews my curiosity on why Bush is so soft on illegals.

Joel

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/2/12/162325.shtml

Phil Perkins said...

Just read that on your advice. Something stinks about Bush on the border thing. The theory put forward in that article might be true, but huuummmm...I dunno. No evidence and all that. I just don't know.

I DO know this. There is no legit excuse for not closing the border completely the week after 911. There is NO obligation to let anyone into this country. It's our house; if we want to lock the doors, it's our business and no one else's. I'll bet FDR would have if there was a significant threat from the south in WW II. But then we had LEADers. That whole situation is bonkers in my mind.

In Christ,
Phil Perkins.

jakejacobsen said...

Hey Chief,

We're starting a new illegal immigration blogburst, you can see the first one and find sign up info here...

http://tinyurl.com/2tkn7n

Thanks,
Jake

crownring said...

One problem, gentlemen. Closing the border completely between Mexico and the U.S. would have far reaching ramifications for American business and would violate NAFTA. Not that I'm happy with NAFTA, mind you, but the trouble that would cause would include Canada as well. Plus since illegals don't go through the legal border crossings, it would have no effect on the flow of illegals into this country.

And if you're worried about terrorists, there are literally thousands of miles of open country between Canada and the U.S. terrorists could use to gain access to the U.S. Soviet spies regularly crossed back and forth on foot between Canada and Minnesota during the entire Cold War and there is no way to police all those miles.

I do think I will speak to my husband about closing our credit card account with B of A. We do not need illegals in this country having easy access to American credit.

SolaMeanie said...

crownring, valid points. I don't personally advocate a COMPLETE border shutdown, but I do advocate a severe crackdown on illegal crossings. With better fencing, electronic technology etc, it is doable. The problem is political will, not the complete impossibility of the task.

That issue aside, there is no excuse for American employers to knowingly violate the law.

Phil Perkins said...

Crownring,
You said, "I do think I will speak to my husband about closing our credit card account with B of A."

AMEN TO YOU! I'd do it if I had a card from them.

On the costs thing, you're way over my bald head, but doesn't illegal immigration cost us alot?
And if business had to pay higher wages for Americans, would not that money circulate right back through business, stimulating the economy instead of going to Mexico? And it's very easy for a Middle Easterner to look like a Mexican and muddle through in the open from the south. Make it harder for them and fewer will come. Maybe?

Phil Perkins.

crownring said...

I wish I could pull an easy solution out of my hat, but I can't. Presidente Fox ran a corrupt government for years and if we can't get cooperation from Mexico's present government in dealing with this situation, we're stuck in some respects, short of declaring war against our Southern neighbor. I really believe we need to make harsh examples out of companies that knowingly employ illegals. We also need to come down hard on city governments that force their police to NOT file reports to the INS on illegals whom have been arrested for felonies. Yes, gents, FELONIES like murder and rape. New York City is only one of those that's made it illegal to report illegal immigrants whom have been arrested on criminal charges to INS.

Really, I think Mexico needs another revolution, except we can't be assured the result would be better than the present situation. Mexico has plenty of oil and other natural resources that should have lifted them out of 3rd World status long ago. Unfortunately only the elite and corrupt in Mexico have access to those revenues that could be providing education and good jobs to same people whom are attempting to cross illegally into the U.S.

Phil Perkins said...

One point being repeated here is the criminal action of employers. I echo that. Hit those businesses hard enough to cripple them or bankrupt them. Through the corporate officers in prison.

In Christ,
Phil Perkins.