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    I really like the statement here, However, it is clear that a substantial number of persons come to San Diego County with the express purpose of obtaining citizenship and public benefits without regard for the laws controlling immigration

    SUMMARY

    Total costs for providing services to the citizen children of illegal aliens cannot be clearly estimated. However, it is clear that a substantial number of persons come to San Diego County with the express purpose of obtaining citizenship and public benefits without regard for the laws controlling immigration. The benefits accruing to citizens are an attraction to illegal aliens and represent a great cost to our County. San Diego County, and many others are facing a financial crisis of critical proportions. Expenditures for services are growing at a frightening rate, with no end in sight. It is the decisions made here in Washington that are often the basis for demands on local government. It is the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego that extending public benefits to those who have entered the country illegally is improper. To resolve many of the problems faced by San Diego County, we strongly urge the federal government to take the following actions:

    (1) Reserve citizenship for children of U.S. citizens and those whose presence in this country is legal under immigration laws.

    (2) Substantially increase resources provided to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and to theBorder Patrol to control illegal immigration on the border.

    (3) Deny eligibility for health, educational, and social services to illegal aliens.

    (4) Fully compensate Local Agencies for any costs incurred in providing public services to illegal aliens and their children born in this country.



    http://www.house.gov/judiciary/617.htm
    COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
    TESTIMONY OF JOAN ZINSER
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
    DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND CLAIMS AND SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION
    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    DECEMBER 13, 1995


    Good morning Chairman Smith and other honorable members of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. I am Joan Zinser, Deputy Director of the San Diego County Department of Social Services. I direct the department's Income Maintenance Bureau, which has responsibility for AFDC, Food Stamps and Medicaid eligibility determinations. I am here today to tell you about the effects of illegal immigration on the County's assistance programs, and to present information regarding impacts on other county-funded services.

    To put the concerns of the County of San Diego into some perspective, you will recall that the International Border in San Diego County experiences the world's largest number of crossings, totaling over 70 million crossings per year. This border sector also has the highest number of apprehensions of illegal aliens anywhere in the United States. Studies estimate 1.6 million illegal aliens enter the United States annually through San Diego County, making the impact on our region enormous.

    Impacts on San Dien County

    In 1993, illegal aliens in San Diego County were estimated to be 7.9% of the population, or a total of almost 220,000 illegal aliens in a county with a population of slightly over 2 1/2 million. A 1993 Calffornia State Senate report estimated that the State, local governments - primarily the County - and schools incurred $304 million in costs to provide services to illegal aliens. These costs were offset by only $60 million in taxes generated by illegal aliens - leaving a net impact of $244 million.

    Welfare Costs. When a child is a US citizen, AFDC can be granted for the child but not the parent, if the parent is an undocumented immigrant. In 1992 there were 6,414 children born to undocumented immigrant parents in San Diego County hospitals. Each year, the illegal alien parents of nearly 2000 "citizen children" apply for and receive AFDC in San Diego County. The cumulative total of these "citizen child" cases continues to rise each year.

    Public assistance is intended to support the citizen child, but is paid to the illegal alien parent and is, no doubt, used by the parent to support the entire family. Costs for providing AFDC to "citizen children" cases in San Diego totaled $37 million in 1993 for approximately 5430 AFDC cases.

    Additional costs are incurred in Child Welfare Services. Combining costs for Out-of-Home and Family Maintenance services to families of illegal aliens results in an additional cost of $1.7 million.

    Medicaid and Other Health-Related- Costs. Medicaid services are an increasingly large portion of the costs involved in illegal immigration. In 1992, Medicaid paid for 6,414 births illegal alien mothers. Although studies have shown that illegal aliens use fewer Medicaid services than do the age-equivalent members of the general population, significant costs remain. Delivery costs are greater for babies with mothers lacking adequate prenatal care and many medical conditions are treated more cost-effectively in their early stages. Infectious diseases are also a major concern of the County. San Diego county has historically carried large costs because of illegal aliens with these problems. Costs associated with providing emergency and pregnancy related needs to illegal aliens are paid for under "restricted Medi-Cal benefits." During the 1992 calendar year, an estimated $37 million was paid for "restricted Medi-Cal benefits." Other costs, including uncompensated care in hospitals, community clinics, and other health services elevated the 1993 total costs to over $50 million.

    Criminal justice. A recent 90-day pilot project involved having INS Agents present in the county jails to interview those suspected of being an undocumented immigrant. Approximately 20% of the persons booked into the jails during that pilot were identified as being illegal aliens. With annual bookings of approximatel 105,000 persons a year, it is estimated that up to 21,000 were illegal aliens.

    According to the San Diego County District Attorney, 8,521 felony crimes were committed by illegal aliens between 1987 and 1992. Illegal aliens commit an estimated 22% of felony crimes committed in the county. The number of misdemeanors committed during the same period in San Diego County by illegal aliens is estimated to be 17,000. In 1993, approximately 15. 1 % of the costs -accrued in dealing with crimes were spent on illegal aliens. Costs for illegal aliens to the legal system totaled $151 million in the County of San Diego for 1993.

    Education. Recently, a video of students crossing the border and getting on a school bus in San Diego County in order to receive free education was shown nationwide. Locally, we have worked to make sure that this situation does not recur, but education of the children of illegal aliens is also a significant CDSt. It is estimated that $60 million was spent in San Diego County in 1993 for education of illegal aliens.

    SUMMARY

    Total costs for providing services to the citizen children of illegal aliens cannot be clearly estimated. However, it is clear that a substantial number of persons come to San Diego County with the express purpose of obtaining citizenship and public benefits without regard for the laws controlling immigration. The benefits accruing to citizens are an attraction to illegal aliens and represent a great cost to our County. San Diego County, and many others are facing a financial crisis of critical proportions. Expenditures for services are growing at a frightening rate, with no end in sight. It is the decisions made here in Washington that are often the basis for demands on local government. It is the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego that extending public benefits to those who have entered the country illegally is improper. To resolve many of the problems faced by San Diego County, we strongly urge the federal government to take the following actions:

    (1) Reserve citizenship for children of U.S. citizens and those whose presence in this country is legal under immigration laws.

    (2) Substantially increase resources provided to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and to theBorder Patrol to control illegal immigration on the border.

    (3) Deny eligibility for health, educational, and social services to illegal aliens.

    (4) Fully compensate Local Agencies for any costs incurred in providing public services to illegal aliens and their children born in this country.

    The County of San Diego Appreciates the opportunity to provide input to your subcommittee and is encouraged by the interest the subcommittee has shown in the problems caused by the granting of citizenship to children of illegal aliens. Please contact me if you or your staff need further information..


    Judiciary Homepage

  • #2
    I really like the statement here, However, it is clear that a substantial number of persons come to San Diego County with the express purpose of obtaining citizenship and public benefits without regard for the laws controlling immigration

    SUMMARY

    Total costs for providing services to the citizen children of illegal aliens cannot be clearly estimated. However, it is clear that a substantial number of persons come to San Diego County with the express purpose of obtaining citizenship and public benefits without regard for the laws controlling immigration. The benefits accruing to citizens are an attraction to illegal aliens and represent a great cost to our County. San Diego County, and many others are facing a financial crisis of critical proportions. Expenditures for services are growing at a frightening rate, with no end in sight. It is the decisions made here in Washington that are often the basis for demands on local government. It is the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego that extending public benefits to those who have entered the country illegally is improper. To resolve many of the problems faced by San Diego County, we strongly urge the federal government to take the following actions:

    (1) Reserve citizenship for children of U.S. citizens and those whose presence in this country is legal under immigration laws.

    (2) Substantially increase resources provided to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and to theBorder Patrol to control illegal immigration on the border.

    (3) Deny eligibility for health, educational, and social services to illegal aliens.

    (4) Fully compensate Local Agencies for any costs incurred in providing public services to illegal aliens and their children born in this country.



    http://www.house.gov/judiciary/617.htm
    COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
    TESTIMONY OF JOAN ZINSER
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
    DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND CLAIMS AND SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION
    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    DECEMBER 13, 1995


    Good morning Chairman Smith and other honorable members of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. I am Joan Zinser, Deputy Director of the San Diego County Department of Social Services. I direct the department's Income Maintenance Bureau, which has responsibility for AFDC, Food Stamps and Medicaid eligibility determinations. I am here today to tell you about the effects of illegal immigration on the County's assistance programs, and to present information regarding impacts on other county-funded services.

    To put the concerns of the County of San Diego into some perspective, you will recall that the International Border in San Diego County experiences the world's largest number of crossings, totaling over 70 million crossings per year. This border sector also has the highest number of apprehensions of illegal aliens anywhere in the United States. Studies estimate 1.6 million illegal aliens enter the United States annually through San Diego County, making the impact on our region enormous.

    Impacts on San Dien County

    In 1993, illegal aliens in San Diego County were estimated to be 7.9% of the population, or a total of almost 220,000 illegal aliens in a county with a population of slightly over 2 1/2 million. A 1993 Calffornia State Senate report estimated that the State, local governments - primarily the County - and schools incurred $304 million in costs to provide services to illegal aliens. These costs were offset by only $60 million in taxes generated by illegal aliens - leaving a net impact of $244 million.

    Welfare Costs. When a child is a US citizen, AFDC can be granted for the child but not the parent, if the parent is an undocumented immigrant. In 1992 there were 6,414 children born to undocumented immigrant parents in San Diego County hospitals. Each year, the illegal alien parents of nearly 2000 "citizen children" apply for and receive AFDC in San Diego County. The cumulative total of these "citizen child" cases continues to rise each year.

    Public assistance is intended to support the citizen child, but is paid to the illegal alien parent and is, no doubt, used by the parent to support the entire family. Costs for providing AFDC to "citizen children" cases in San Diego totaled $37 million in 1993 for approximately 5430 AFDC cases.

    Additional costs are incurred in Child Welfare Services. Combining costs for Out-of-Home and Family Maintenance services to families of illegal aliens results in an additional cost of $1.7 million.

    Medicaid and Other Health-Related- Costs. Medicaid services are an increasingly large portion of the costs involved in illegal immigration. In 1992, Medicaid paid for 6,414 births illegal alien mothers. Although studies have shown that illegal aliens use fewer Medicaid services than do the age-equivalent members of the general population, significant costs remain. Delivery costs are greater for babies with mothers lacking adequate prenatal care and many medical conditions are treated more cost-effectively in their early stages. Infectious diseases are also a major concern of the County. San Diego county has historically carried large costs because of illegal aliens with these problems. Costs associated with providing emergency and pregnancy related needs to illegal aliens are paid for under "restricted Medi-Cal benefits." During the 1992 calendar year, an estimated $37 million was paid for "restricted Medi-Cal benefits." Other costs, including uncompensated care in hospitals, community clinics, and other health services elevated the 1993 total costs to over $50 million.

    Criminal justice. A recent 90-day pilot project involved having INS Agents present in the county jails to interview those suspected of being an undocumented immigrant. Approximately 20% of the persons booked into the jails during that pilot were identified as being illegal aliens. With annual bookings of approximatel 105,000 persons a year, it is estimated that up to 21,000 were illegal aliens.

    According to the San Diego County District Attorney, 8,521 felony crimes were committed by illegal aliens between 1987 and 1992. Illegal aliens commit an estimated 22% of felony crimes committed in the county. The number of misdemeanors committed during the same period in San Diego County by illegal aliens is estimated to be 17,000. In 1993, approximately 15. 1 % of the costs -accrued in dealing with crimes were spent on illegal aliens. Costs for illegal aliens to the legal system totaled $151 million in the County of San Diego for 1993.

    Education. Recently, a video of students crossing the border and getting on a school bus in San Diego County in order to receive free education was shown nationwide. Locally, we have worked to make sure that this situation does not recur, but education of the children of illegal aliens is also a significant CDSt. It is estimated that $60 million was spent in San Diego County in 1993 for education of illegal aliens.

    SUMMARY

    Total costs for providing services to the citizen children of illegal aliens cannot be clearly estimated. However, it is clear that a substantial number of persons come to San Diego County with the express purpose of obtaining citizenship and public benefits without regard for the laws controlling immigration. The benefits accruing to citizens are an attraction to illegal aliens and represent a great cost to our County. San Diego County, and many others are facing a financial crisis of critical proportions. Expenditures for services are growing at a frightening rate, with no end in sight. It is the decisions made here in Washington that are often the basis for demands on local government. It is the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego that extending public benefits to those who have entered the country illegally is improper. To resolve many of the problems faced by San Diego County, we strongly urge the federal government to take the following actions:

    (1) Reserve citizenship for children of U.S. citizens and those whose presence in this country is legal under immigration laws.

    (2) Substantially increase resources provided to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and to theBorder Patrol to control illegal immigration on the border.

    (3) Deny eligibility for health, educational, and social services to illegal aliens.

    (4) Fully compensate Local Agencies for any costs incurred in providing public services to illegal aliens and their children born in this country.

    The County of San Diego Appreciates the opportunity to provide input to your subcommittee and is encouraged by the interest the subcommittee has shown in the problems caused by the granting of citizenship to children of illegal aliens. Please contact me if you or your staff need further information..


    Judiciary Homepage

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      http://www.conginst.org/resultsact/PDF/HE98030.PDF
      Results in Brief In fiscal year 1995, about $1.1 billion in AFDC and Food Stamp benefits

      were provided to households with an illegal alien parent for the use of his

      or her citizen child. This amount accounted for about 3 percent of AFDC

      and 2 percent of Food Stamp benefit costs. A vast majority of the

      households receiving these benefits resided in a few states"”85 percent of

      the AFDC households were in California, New York, Texas, and Arizona; 81

      percent of Food Stamp households were in California, Texas, and Arizona.

      California households alone accounted for $720 million of the combined

      AFDC and Food Stamp benefit costs, with such households representing

      about 10 percent of the state's AFDC and Food Stamp caseloads. Although

      illegal aliens also received SSI and HUD housing assistance for their citizen

      children, data to develop estimates for these two programs were not

      available.


      > http://www.foxnews.com/story/0%2C2933%2C71629%2C00.html
      >
      > New Immigrants Masters at Food Stamp Fraud
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      > Thursday, November 28, 2002
      > By Matt Hayes
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      > After he'd gone 90 days without payment, my law
      firm informed Shihad that we could do no more on his case until he made a payment.
      He pulled a wad of food stamps our of his wallet and said, "Give me some time to sell these. Shihad, who'd won his asylum case a few months
      earlier, might have been eligible for food stamps, but he wasn't eligible to sell them. No one is. It's a crime. "Shihad," I said, "I'm withdrawing. You're trying to pay me with the proceeds of a crime."
      The commonness of food stamp fraud among America's
      new immigrants is staggering. Many recent immigrants do not even
      understand that selling food stamps is a crime, representing, as they do, a form of individualized assistance. Most look at food stamps as just one more thing to
      barter, so for between 10 and 80 cents on the dollar, they are
      converted to cash. Never mind that the food stamp was invented to prevent public
      assistance, formerly given in cash, from being frittered away on non-food items
      How much money is lost each year to food stamp
      fraud? About $30 million, according to the best estimate provided by the
      Washington Department of Social and Health Services. But recent immigrants are not just selling the food stamps they receive, they profit from it, too.
      Large scale food stamp fraud came to light in an
      explosive way in 1996, when authorities in Ohio discovered that a Jordanian man and his uncle had deposited $24 million in purchased food stamps in the bank accounts associated with their chain of food and video stores. Just before authorities descended on them with arrest warrants, they deeded their property over to their
      wives, which included $300,000 homes, and fled to Jordan.
      More recently, food stamp fraud has been refined by
      "asylees" -- asylum seekers -- fleeing Somalia, where rampant starvation serves as the basis of those asylum claims. Asylees are one of a very small number of immigrant groups who are normally eligible for foodstamps. Last year, according to documents filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office with the District Court in Seattle, Wash., a ring of Somali couples based in Washington leveraged their skills into a multi-layered public assistance fraud that even involved cash payments from the government. One of the couples netted $40,000 in food stamp
      fraud alone. Be comforted that the United States was not their only
      victim. The ring claimed residences on both sides of the border, and Canada, too, was taken for many tens of thousands of dollars.
      Food stamp fraud has taken on more sinister
      dimensions within the last year and a half. Last autumn, the FBI determined that the Somali asylee community in Seattle, set with food stamps and other forms of public assistance,
      > was targeted by the Al-Barakaat Wire Transfer company, a wire
      transfer and hawala banking outfit with known connections to Al Qaeda. Al-Barakaat set up a storefront in Seattle and immediately went to work selling Qat, a mild narcotic popular with Somalis, and converting food stamps to money for Somalis to send back to their relatives in Somalia. The FBI believes Al-Barakaat
      skimmed tens of millions of dollars off of the proceeds of these two activities, and funneled it directly to Al Qaeda.
      According to the testimony provided by New York
      City detectives to a U.S. Senate subcommittee in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, corporate America has been victimized by precisely the same dynamic with coupon fraud, unwittingly funding terrorism by as much as $125 million annually.
      Financial relationships of trust -- applications
      for public assistance that require the truthful disclosure of income
      information, a store's capacity to deposit for payment only those food stamps that have actually been exchanged for food or coupons that have been presented in connection
      with the actual sale of a consumer item -- are often completely alien to new immigrants.
      Many new immigrants have told me that they simply cannot believe that
      the government trusts them to honestly provide their income information
      on a food stamp application. America is entirely too loose with its money, and its new immigrants know it. As recent raids and prosecutions have shown, greater oversight of programs like the one that makes food stamps readily available to new immigrants is crucial. A week after I told Shihad that I'd filed to withdraw from his case, he returned to get a copy of his file. He'd been able to sell the food stamps, he told me, and had received enough to retain a new lawyer.
      Matt Hayes began practicing immigration law shortly
      after graduating from Pace University School of Law in 1994, representing new immigrants in civil and criminal matters. He recently left the New York City law practice he founded in 1997 for the "more normal life" of insurance
      defense, and is co-author of The New Immigration Law and Practice, a textbook to be pubished by West Legal Publications in October, 2003.
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      • #4
        Advocacy group makes demands of police chief


        By Mark Arner
        STAFF WRITER

        July 18, 2003


        An organization representing low-and moderate-income San Diegans made several demands yesterday of a yet-to-be selected police chief, saying it wants someone who can foster good relations with the Latino community.

        The city is seeking a replacement for former Chief David Bejarano, who resigned in April after his appointment to head the U.S. Marshals Service for San Diego and Imperial counties.

        Executive Assistant Chief John Welter has served as acting police chief.

        At City Hall yesterday, San Diego ACORN said it wants the new chief to hire bilingual officers for Latino neighborhoods; maintain a policy of not handing undocumented immigrants to immigration officers; support ongoing efforts to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses; and accept as identification registration documents from the Mexican consulate.

        A 22-member panel picked by City Manager Michael Uberuaga is interviewing 10 finalists for the chief's job and is expected make a recommendation to Uberuaga by Monday. Uberuaga expects to pick a chief by July 31. That decision must be ratified by the City Council.

        ACORN, an acronym for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, claims to be the nation's largest community organization of low-and moderate-income families, with more than 150,000 members.

        Gabriela Castellanos, an ACORN spokeswoman from Logan Heights, sought a meeting with Uberuaga today, but was told he was not available.

        "We were waiting for him (Uberuaga)," Castellanos said, "but he was in a meeting. . . . We're going to be patient."



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        • #5
          Reprinted from NewsMax.com

          America's Curse (A ToThePoint™ Report)
          Jack Wheeler
          Monday, July 21, 2003
          In a talk entitled "The Map of the Future" I gave recently in Dallas, I discussed which countries throughout the world were or could become the greatest threats to America's national security. At the top of the list, more dangerous than Iran or North Korea or China, I placed Mexico.


          The bottomless inferiority complex that Mexico feels toward America is summed up in an old saying known to all Mexicans as "Mexico's Curse," the lament that their country is "So far from God, so close to the United States."


          The truth, however, is the reverse. Today, Americans lament "America's Curse," that their country is so close to Mexico.


          The U.S.-Mexico border is unique in the world, a 2,000-mile-long interface between a First World superpower and a Third World poverty pit. One of the greatest of all politically incorrect jokes is about that border, as it exposes a deeply embarrassing truth.

          Remember first that Mexico lost Texas in 1836, and after America's victory in the Mexican War of 1848 (whence comes the "Halls of Montezuma" line in the Marine Hymn), Mexico ceded over a half-million square miles (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and more) to the U.S. in the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.


          So the story goes like this. An American is having a beer in a bar in Mexico City. He talks with a Mexican fellow at the bar, and after a few Dos Equis, he asks: "Amigo, I really don't understand something. This is a beautiful country with tremendous natural resources and a hard-working people. So why, then, is Mexico so poor?"

          The Mexican looks condescendingly at the American and replies: "That is very simple, Señor. Mexico is so poor because you gringos stole half our land."

          The American takes a tug on his beer and responds, "Really?"

          To which the Mexican continues, "Yes – and what is worse, you gringos stole the half with all the paved roads!"


          Try this on as a thought experiment. President James Polk's emissary to negotiate the treaty, Nicholas Trist, could have included both Alta and Baja California, Alta being defined as north of the port area of San Diego. Yet he deleted Baja as a concession. So imagine it wasn't deleted, that Baja California was still American territory – and ask yourself, "What would be the real estate value of an American Baja's 2,038 miles of coastline?"


          The value of an American Baja, under American sovereignty and rule of law, would be orders of magnitude greater than it is now under Mexican sovereignty and law.


          An American Baja is not going to happen. But a Mexican California may.


          Virulently racist groups espousing a Mexican Nazism are blossoming in California and the Southwest U.S., groups such as La Raza, which literally means "The Race." Its motto is Por La Raza Todo, Fuera de La Raza Nada – For The Race, Everything; Outside The Race, Nothing.

          La Raza's declaration of racial war against the hated "Anglos" (white or European Americans) is contained in its "Aztlan Plan."


          The goal is La Reconquista, the Reconquest: to force by whatever means necessary – from population swamping via illegal immigration to Palestinian-style terrorism – the return of the entire American Southwest to Mexico. La Raza calls this region Aztlan, the mythic land of Aztec origin.

          A group associated with La Raza, La Voz de Aztlan (www.aztlan.net), refers to Mexican-Americans as "America's Palestinians," who are struggling for independence against an Israel-like tyranny that is the United States.


          Mexican Nazis have formed a student organization – MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan – The Student Movement of Aztlan Chicanos) officially recognized and supported with U.S. taxpayer dollars at dozens of university campuses throughout the U.S. (www.azteca.net/aztec/mecha/index.shtml).

          Guilt-tortured white liberal faculties are ideologically defenseless against them, thus the campuses are infested with "Chicano/La Raza Studies" programs.


          California politicians are equally defenseless against Mexican Nazis. This is a principal reason for California's current $38 billion debt. The state is broke because illegal immigrants account for one-third or more students in many public school districts, one-third or more inmates in many California prisons, and have gained access to a vast raft of government benefits such as health care.


          Yet any attempt to deny government subsidies to Mexican illegals results in riots, protests and death threats to the politician daring to suggest it.


          Thus California is becoming transformed into Mexifornia – which is the title of Victor Davis Hanson's latest book ("Mexifornia: A State of Becoming," Encounter Books, 2003).


          Such transformation, Hanson argues, is being accomplished with the full support of the Mexican government and ruling elite. For not only do the elite and intelligentsia in Mexico bear the Reconquista grudge, they need a massive outflow of illegal emigration to the U.S. as a safety valve, deflating pressure to reform.


          Corruption is in the bones of Mexican government. Combine this with political control over the economy about to get even worse, and you have little hope for prosperity among the majority of Mexico's poverty-stricken population. The gains made by the socialist PRD party in the mid-term Congress elections on July 6 insure that.


          The high hopes for President Vicente Fox, whose free-market PAN party overthrew the PRI monopoly of power, have vanished. Congress will become even more intractable to anti-socialist and anti-corruption reform. The PRD gains mean that its likely candidate, Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has an increasingly good chance to be elected president of Mexico in 2006.


          A PRD-Lopez Obrador government would mean no chance for the privatization and de-unionization of Mexican industry. The prime example is Pemex, the state-owned Mexican oil monopoly, one of the most corrupt and incompetent companies in the world. It would also mean the illegal emigration safety valve would be open full tilt.


          Are there solutions to America's Curse? Here are some suggestions:



          A federal law forbidding government benefits or services of any kind to illegal aliens.

          The federal creation of a National Benefits Eligibility Card, issued only to U.S. citizens or legal residents, entitling them to government services. Note that this would not be a National Identity Card, as all U.S. citizens and legal residents would not be required to have one, only those who wish to receive government taxpayer-paid services.

          The repatriation of any and all illegal aliens back to their respective countries.

          No amnesty for illegal aliens.

          No bilingual education. All U.S. taxpayer-paid public schools should conduct classes exclusively in English.

          A federal law mandating that the U.S. government communicate with citizens and residents exclusively in English.
          This is not an exhaustive list, but the most important is the first. Ultimately, however, the solution lies within the Mexican-American community itself.


          It is here in an article like this that there has to be the obligatory caveat: that the substantial majority of Mexican-Americans are decent folk who have no intention of participating in a civil war to split America apart. This is unquestionably true.


          This makes it even more obligatory that Mexican-Americans denounce and rid their community of the La Raza Nazis in its midst. It makes it obligatory that they demand an end to corruption and socialism in their mother country, an end to the illegal-emigration safety valve.


          Mexican-Americans have as much right and justification to be proud of their heritage and culture as so many other sub-cultures in America, from the Irish to Polish to Jewish to on and on (they have little cause, however, to be proud of the history of the Mexican government).

          They also have as much right as any other ethnic group in America to be proud of their contribution to this country. Just a small example: The first American pilot shot down over North Vietnam during the Vietnam War was named Alvarez.


          So it is only they who can heal America's Curse, and in so doing, help transform Mexico into the First World country it can and should be.

          Jack Wheeler is Editor of ToThePoint, a geopolitical intelligence service at www.tothepointnews.com.


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            deport illegal aliens

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