Why is it that, when African-Americans, whose families have been in this country for hundreds of years, commit crimes, they go to jail; and when illegal immigrants commit crimes, they get released

In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens, as do approximately two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants.

More than 60 percent of the Hispanic gangs in Southern California—whose membership is in the tens of thousands—is illegal. These gangs are involved with drug-distribution schemes, extortion, drive-by assassinations, assaults, and robberies. 

According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.

According to Infowars.com:

Illegal immigrants take jobs away from American citizens. According to a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data, legal and illegal immigrants gained over a million additional jobs between 2008 and 2010, even as millions of American citizens were losing their jobs during that same time period.

The majority of our immigrants now sneak in through the "back door" that the federal government purposely leaves open.  Thanks to the negligence of the federal government, far more people move into the United States illegally than come in through the legal immigration process.

Illegal immigrants generally don't pay taxes.  The vast majority of illegal aliens would never even dream of paying income taxes, but Mexicans living in America send billions upon billions of dollars out of the United States and back to Mexico every single year.

Although illegal aliens pay next to nothing in taxes, they have no problem receiving tens of billions of dollars' worth of free education benefits, free health care benefits, free housing assistance, and free food stamp benefits.  Many communities in the United States now openly advertise that they will help illegal aliens with these things.

The cost of educating the children of illegal immigrants is staggering. It is estimated that U.S. taxpayers spend $12,000,000,000 a year on primary and secondary school education for the children of illegal immigrants.

It was estimated that there were approximately 7.7 million illegal aliens employed by U.S. employers during 2008.  How much better would our economy look if all of those jobs were being filled by American workers?

The region along the U.S./Mexico border is now an open war zone. Just across the U.S. border, the city of Juarez, Mexico, is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities on the entire planet because of the brutal drug war being waged there. In fact, Juarez has now become the murder capital of the western hemisphere.  Much of that violence has begun to spill over into areas of the southwestern United States.

A substantial percentage of young illegal immigrants ends up in gangs.  U.S. authorities say that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year.  Latino gangs made up primarily of illegal aliens are responsible for much of this violence.

Each year, it costs the states billions of dollars to incarcerate illegal immigrant criminals that should have never been allowed into the country in the first place. It is estimated that illegal aliens make up approximately 30 percent of the population in federal, state, and local prisons, and that the total cost of incarcerating them is more than $1.6 billion, annually.

If these aren't problems that need to be addressed, we have no problems: everything is coming up roses, the economy is roaring along, and our fundamentally transformed America and its New Normal is the Utopia we were promised when so many of our low information voters hoped for change.

In 2007, I ran for the Virginia State Senate on a platform of taking back control from Washington.  Believing that the States should take a more active role in guiding the central government, part of that platform was a list of recommendations I wanted the State of Virginia to send to the Federal Government.  One of those recommendations dealt with immigration. 

Here are my recommendations from 2007, which I still recommend today: 

  1. Secure our borders.  We can and have secured the borders of Korea in mountainous terrain why can't we secure our own border across a desert.  
  2. Post Army troops at our borders with enough manpower and with rules of engagement that will allow them to patrol and secure the borders. 
  3. Build a wall.  The Great Wall of China can be seen from space.  America's current wall can only be seen in the imagination and the campaign promises of politicians. 
  4. Enforce all laws against hiring illegal immigrants.  Make the fines for violation confiscatory.  Penalize second offenses with jail time. 
  5. Cut off welfare and all other government support for illegal immigrants. 
  6. Return to the pre 1982 interpretation of the 14th Amendment and stop/revers the anchor baby madness. 
  7. Repeal the Kennedy Immigration Bill of 1965 (The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965).  
  8. Have a 10 year moratorium on immigration so that all who have come in the last 25 years can assimilate and become Americans in language and customs. 

There is no need to round up the 11 to 20 million illegals who have invaded our home.  No one rounded them up to bring them here.  We are constantly told they are only here to get better jobs.  Cut off the jobs and they should leave on their own accord.  They brought themselves here—they can get themselves home. 

This is what I proposed in 2007.  If we had done these things, we wouldn't have an immigration crisis now. 

Much of this, such as securing the border, building a wall, enforcing penalties for hiring illegals, and placing limits on welfare are already on the books.  They were part of earlier amnesties—the part that was never implemented.  They got the amnesty and we got the brush off.  

Our immigration system isn't broken. Our immigration enforcement system is broken because our central government is broken.  We have been lied to and deceived by both parties.  One side wants more votes and the other side wants cheap labor, and the citizens of this country get the shaft from both directions. 

The new book from Anne Coulter, Adios America, presents all the same solutions and provides the research and intellectual support for which Ms. Coulter is rightfully famous.  Hopefully, the presentation of these ideas by a bestselling author will bring them to the attention of a much wider audience than I have been able to muster over the last eight years.  That combined with the meteoric rise of Donald Trump as a political phenome, whose opening gambit was immigration, will spark a real debate.  And not just a debate between the Democrat Progressives and the Republican Progressives about how they can best allow the invasion to continue while pretending to confront the issue, but a debate about what it means to be a country and what kind of a country we want to be. 

Immigration is the issue for 2016.  If we do not stop the migration invasion, and if it continues for another presidential term or two, the next issue might be whether or not we change the name of our country to Estados Unidos.  Either that or we are going to continue to pretend we are who we used to be and not what the triumphant Progressives are transforming us into: a third world hellhole that used to be the United States. 

Our immigration system isn't broken. The will of our leaders to enforce an immigration policy has been broken, and without the will to maintain our integrity as a nation, we will soon become nothing more than the Balkans writ large: a powder keg waiting for a match. 

When it comes to immigration—if not now, when? If not us, who? And if not the United States of America, what?   

Or, as Ronald Reagan said, "A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation."

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