Truth about illegal immigration

America’s Heroin Epidemic Starts in Mexico

First it was the Golden Triangle, then South America. Now the source for a nation’s insatiable demand is right next door.
Polly Mosendz
March 3, 2017, 4:00 AM EST

A heroin user prepares to inject himself on March 23, 2016 in New London, ConnPhotographer: John Moore/Getty Images

Yet Mexican drug dealers avoided the town, police told me. This made Huntington rare. Mexican traffickers operated all over America—in Tennessee and Idaho and Alaska. But not in West Virginia. West Virginia was one of the seven states with no known Mexican drug-trafficking presence, according to a U. S. Department of Justice 2009 report I had seen. Police had a simple reason for this: There was no Mexican community in which to hide. [Viet Cong] Mexican immigrants followed the jobs, functioning as a sort of economic barometer. Mexicans in your area meant your area was growing. Huntington and West Virginia had no jobs and no Mexicans either.


Brentwood, a hardscrabble town of nearly 60,000 on Long Island, 40 miles east of Manhattan, has reached another crisis point. For nearly two decades, MS-13, a gang with roots in Los Angeles and El Salvador, has been terrorizing the town, the authorities say, especially its young people. Since 2009, its members have been accused of at least 14 murders, court and police records show….Tensions simmer here because some residents say they believe an increase in Central American migrants to town has led to the increase in gang violence. According to 2014 census figures compiled by Queens College, Brentwood’s population is 68 percent Latino or Hispanic, with more than 17,000 residents claiming to be from El Salvador.

The Crumbling Case for a Mexican Border Wall

In some cases, a massive increases in a county’s immigrant population can have a straightforward cause that is not obvious from looking at the numbers on a spreadsheet. Take Stewart County, Georgia, along the the border with Alabama. The largely rural county had just nine adult immigrants in 1990, out of a total population of 5,654.

By 2014, the number of immigrants had swelled to 1,138, even as the overall population has increased to just 5,900. Immigrants in the latest census estimate made up 19.3 percent of all adults.

…In the case of Randolph County, North Carolina, Commissioner Lanier said jobs have been the lure for immigrants. They first wave came to work in the furniture factories, and when most of those jobs left for other countries, the main draw has been the region’s chicken farms.

But Lanier said the newcomers are poor and require more in government assistance. They are “raping the system,” he said.

Lanier estimated that about 4 of 7 of the county’s residents use at least one social service program, up from 1 in 7 a couple decades ago. Immigrants, he said, is a big part of that increase.

John Alport 14m ago 

Well, this piece is the author’s opinion — to which, of course, he is entitled. Truth be told, this piece is not even a particularly good opinion piece. It backs up the thesis with nothing compelling whatsoever.

But many of us hold a different opinion. The fact that we once welcomed unlimited immigrants has absolutely no logical or ethical bearing on how we should view immigration today, whether we should limit immigration today, or whether we should stop immigration altogether today. A beautiful statue in the harbor with poetic lines at the base creates no perpetual obligation.

The fact that America was built by immigrants also has absolutely no bearing. Every square inch of this planet, with the exception of the Great Rift Valley in Africa, was populated and built by immigrants. Yet not all countries welcome immigrants in the present day. Just try to emigrate to Japan, or Switzerland, or many other countries. Good luck. Somehow I don’t hear people complaining about the Japanese and Swiss severely limiting immigration. Yet Japan and Switzerland too were settled by immigrants from elsewhere. How about all the countries who allow only the rich to emigrate, by paying $500K to $10M? Sounds a bit greedy or disgusting, but it is their country and their right to decide — no?

Let me state it plainly. I see no obligation whatsoever for the United States to accept immigrants. We should do so only if we feel that it is CURRENTLY beneficial to our nation.

Frankly, it would be wonderful to have an honest discussion of immigration, a discussion free from all the usual biases. Is immigration still good for the United States? I don’t know. It certainly used to be good for the nation, when we gave immigrants nothing and they contributed tremendously. But currently, when providing taxpayer-paid education, welfare, social services, medical care, etc., immigrants are certainly very costly in the short run? Is there sufficient payback down the road? I don’t know for sure, but I doubt it. Again, I’d like an intelligent discussion of the current-day economics of accepting immigrants.

eltayankee 1h ago 

I am happy to be proven wrong, but it is on the public record that Kennedy introduced the Bill. Kennedy was the chairman of the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship.
Kennedy promised the bill would not increase the number of immigrants into the United States or change the ethnic composition of the United States.
And just as an aside, President Lyndon, at the signing of the Hart-Celler Immigration Bill (turning it into an Act), said: 

“This bill we sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not restructure the shape of our daily lives.”
Famous last words.

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900 teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District.  They are $650,000 over their annual budget.  The following comments by an English teacher help to explain one area that looms large over California’s educational crisis.  I hope each person receiving this mail will read it carefully, all the way to the end.  It is sad what is happening to our great country, all because our politicians are afraid they will miss out on a vote.  What a travesty!

This has got to be passed along to as many as possible, or we will all go down the drain because a few don’t care.

This English teacher has phrased it the best I’ve seen yet and it should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent.

*From a California school teacher…..*

As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:  I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title-1 school, meaning that its students average in the lower socio-economic and income levels.

Most of the schools you are hearing about are South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where their students are protesting – these are also Title-1 schools.

Title-1 schools are on the free-breakfast and free-lunch program.  When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking about a glass of milk and a roll … But a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make the Marriott proud.  The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.  (Our tax dollars at work!)

I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight.  About 75% or more have cell phones.  The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.  (More of our tax dollars at work!)

I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department, or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything.  My budget was already substantial, but I ended up buying new computers for the Computer Learning Center, half of which, one month later, were carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America.  (More and more of our tax dollars at work!)

I have had to intervene several times for young substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them putas (whores ) and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.

Free medical care, free education, free food, free day care, etc., etc., etc.  Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country, but also to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society, because they happen to like their gardener and/or housekeeper, and they like to pay less for tomatoes, I say:  Spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the true costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases, etc., etc., etc.  For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.

Americans, we need to wake up.  The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won’t have the guts to enforce it.  Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture:  A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by age 15, and that refuses to assimilate, plus an American culture that has become so weak and worried about “political correctness,” that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.

If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know including your Congressman and Senators.

Cheap labor?  Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about?

Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

Government will tell you ‘Americans don’t want the jobs.’

But the bottom line is cheap labor.  The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth, a farce, and a lie.  There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children.  He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour.  At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an income tax return, he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200, free.


1  He qualifies for Section-8 housing and subsidized rent;

2  He qualifies for food stamps;

3  He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care;

4  His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school;

6  He requires bilingual teachers and books;

7  He qualifies for relief from high energy bills;

8  If they are, or become aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI;

9  Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare (All of this at taxpayer’s {our} expense);

10  He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance;

11  Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material;

12  He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits;

13  Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his;

14  The American taxpayers also pays for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor?  Yeah right!  Wake up people!  These are the questions we should be addressing to the Presidential candidates for either party.  And when they lie to us and don’t do as they say, we should replace them at once!

If you think this is bad, just wait until Bernie or Hillary become President and the redistribution of wealth becomes the norm in this ex-Democracy. This will be passed on only by those Americans who truly care!-Mobile 4G LTE device

About Jerry Frey

Born 1953. Vietnam Veteran. Graduated Ohio State 1980. Have 5 published books. In the Woods Before Dawn; Grandpa's Gone; Longstreet's Assault; Pioneer of Salvation; Three Quarter Cadillac
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