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In out last edition Contributing Editor Bill Britton wrote a commentary about Trump’s Wall, citing a statistic by New York Times columnist David Brooks that “There are more Mexicans leaving the United States than coming in. According to the Pew Research Center, there was a net outflow of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014. If Trump builds his wall, he’ll lock more Mexican immigrants in than he’ll keep out.”
In response to Mr. Britton’s commentary we received this commentary from a loyal reader:
“First, to use the long dispelled moniker for David Brooks of “conservative” shows a lack of understanding regarding to people in the media, but be that as it may…
You are correct…”Too many Americans have degraded the notions of decency, integrity, and charity: in a word, they no longer regard one’s simple humanity to be important…” In fact, Breitbart news is going to run a series of articles about how people on both sides of the party divide – particularly the left through social media – are reaching an all time low in their public discourse.
The first is linked here on the horrendous things said about Nancy Reagan when she passed away last weekend.
As far as incarcerations go and criminal behavior among illegal immigrants, I suggest the readers go to the NC FIRE, North Carolinians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement, website. Here you will see where they track NC victims killed by illegal aliens and their work in 2014 and 2015 tracking the numbers of child rape cases by month by confirmed or suspected illegal aliens. One year ago in March there were 205 charges committed by 67 individuals – and that was a normal month.
(Floridians for Immigration Enforcement also have an excellent website.)
We have only to look back at the thousands of women and children who pored over the border from Honduras, Guatemala and other countries south of Mexico and read now that our government is preparing for another wave of mainly women and unacommpanied minors (75,000) to know that there is a major problem at the southern border. We also know it was because the Obama administration did nothing to stop the word from spreading that we would let them stay and even contracted with companies to handle transportation and housing that this nightmare occurred.
The Brooks claim that more Mexicans are leaving than are coming may sound great to you and Brooks – but that doesn’t do anything for the vast numbers of illegals who are coming from other countries or are being brought here through refugee resettlement programs. It is in fact a part of the over-arching ‘self-deportation’ program that will be an integral part of Trumps ‘build a wall’ project and that has been scoffed at in the past.
As Numbers USA experts point out, a number of things happen once you announce you are building a wall and you are deporting those here illegally. First, people stop coming; second, people start leaving; and third, people start getting serious about registering and starting the legalization process. It actually makes having to start deporting people easier and when you combine it with strict e-verify, enforcement of ICE immigration laws and everything else that goes into a sane immigration policy, the problem improves immensely.
But, as Ronald Reagan found out, you MUST close the border and, I believe, you MUST build a wall. Why? Because our country is mired in debt and illegal immigrants are adding to the debt exponentially. Illegals can qualify for Medicaid, food stamps, welfare and a number of other social service programs.
The Heritage Foundation has an excellent report on the costs to taxpayers.
President Reagan and Heritage founder Ed Feulner (right) at the Heritage Foundation’s 10th anniversary gala in 1983. (Heritage Foundation)
For another discussion but related – Muslim refugees being resettled around the country receive housing, food stamps and cash payments while the resettlement organizations are raking in taxpayer dollars as well. As Donald said, “illegal immigrants are often treated better than our veterans!”