Seattle Times soft on illegal alien criminals
April 14, 2008
The Seattle Times
recently did a three-part series, by Lornet Turnbull, on
American teen in a foreign land (April 5th);
the border a “humanitarian crisis” is brewing (April 6th);
after an illegal immigrant is sent home (April 7th).
To begin, Turnbull calls people in the United States in violation of U.S. law illegal
immigrants. An immigrant is someone who leaves his/her country of
birth or citizenship, and enters another country, having met all the
requirements of legal entrance, with the intent of becoming a citizen.
The term illegal immigrant is an oxymoron. You can’t be an illegal
How does Turnbull explain her use of the oxymoron illegal
immigrant? In an e-mail, Ms Turnbull states, “Alien is a U.S. immigration
term for people who immigrate from foreign
countries. The Department of Homeland Security refers to legal
immigrants as legal aliens. We don't use legal aliens, the same
way we don't use the term illegal aliens.” Dear Ms Turnbull: Your logic is
flawed; would you care to try again? The truth is that those sympathetic
to the cause of illegal aliens do not use the proper term because immigrant
carries the connotation that the individual came here with the intent of
becoming a citizen.
Someone who enters the United
States in violation of U.S. laws on immigration, with the
intent of living and working here, is an illegal alien: a foreigner
(alien) living and working illegally on American soil.
The three part series by Turnbull outlines the “sad saga”
of the Reyes/Quiroz/Hernandez family: Ana Reyes, the mother; her sons,
Christian and Carlos Quiroz, illegal aliens; and her two daughters, Julie
Quiroz and Sharise Hernandez, anchor babies—born in
the United States of illegal aliens. Ana Reyes came to the United States
17 years ago. Quite obviously, she had no intention of becoming an
American citizen. She was an illegal alien; a criminal the moment she set
foot on American soil illegally. And she has been deported back to Mexico, along
with her four children. The two daughters carry Mexican and American
citizenship: American because they were born here; Mexican because their
parents are Mexican. Where the fathers of these children are wasn’t made
clear in the articles Turnbull wrote.
Turnbull has done several segments on illegal aliens, each
one pointing up the sad saga of these poor, poor, poor, poor … people who “just
come to the United States
seeking a better life.” In the third article, Turnbull writes, “For all
the attention illegal immigrants get in the U.S.
— from those who believe they're a drain on social services to advocates who
say they do the jobs Americans won't — little is known about what happens to
them after they're ushered by U.S.
immigration authorities through revolving doors into Mexico's border towns.”
Get out the oversized box of Kleenex folks—those poor,
poor, poor, poor...people deported by those (sniffle)
unfeeling, hard-hearted, selfish Americans (sniffle).
While Turnbull’s series is intended to play on emotions,
tug at the heart strings, and evoke empathy (tears would be good!) for illegal
aliens and their plight, let’s look at the realities of the illegal alien
invasion of America.
Following are the implications and the costs, approximate,
of the illegal alien invasion of the United States. These figures
come from an variety of sources first brought together
in an article written by Frosty Wooldridge and published on NewsWithViews.com on January 21, 2007 entitled, How Much
Further Into This Nightmare? Some source links have been updated;
some corrections have been made.
- $11 billion to $22 billion is
spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. (Federation for
American Immigration Reform; Immigration
- $2.2 billion a year is spent
on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school
lunches for illegal aliens. (Center for Immigration Studies; The High
Cost of Cheap Labor)
- $2.5 billion a year is spent
on Medicaid for illegal aliens. (Center for Immigration Studies; The High
Cost of Cheap Labor)
- $12 billion dollars a year is
spent on primary and secondary school education for children here
illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! (CNN; Lou
Dobbs Tonight; April 1, 2006)
- $17 billion dollars a year is
spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens,
known as anchor babies. (CNN; Lou
Dobbs Tonight; April 1, 2006)
- $3 million a DAY is spent to
incarcerate illegal aliens. 30% percent of all Federal Prison
inmates are illegal aliens. (CNN; Lou
Dobbs Tonight; April 1, 2006)
- $90 billion a year is spent
on illegal aliens for Welfare and Social Services by the American
taxpayers. (CNN; Lou
Dobbs Tonight; October 29, 2006)
- $200 billion a year in
suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. (CNN; Lou
Dobbs Tonight; April 1, 2006)
- The illegal aliens in the United States
have a crime rate that's two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal
aliens. In particular, their children, are going
to make a huge additional crime problem in the US. (CNN; Lou
Dobbs Tonight; June 12, 2006)
- During the year of 2005 there
were 4 to 10 million illegal aliens that crossed our southern border also,
as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from terrorist countries. Millions of
pounds of drugs—cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana—crossed
into the U. S at the southern border. (House Committee
on Homeland Security Report.)
- The National Policy Institute
'estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206
and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion
annually over a five year period.' (The
National Policy Institute; ‘The Costs and Benefits of Mass
- In 2006 illegal aliens sent
$45 billion in remittances back to their countries of origin. (Inter
American Development Bank; Migrant
remittances from the United States to Latin America to reach $45 billion
in 2006, says IDB)
- ‘The Dark Side
of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal
Immigrants In The United States' (Deborah Schuman-Kaufin, PhD; Violent Crimes Institute).
- Every day, an average of 12
Americans are murdered by an illegal alien; 13 Americans are killed by
uninsured drunk illegal aliens; and 8 American children become victims of
a sex crimes committed by an illegal alien! Local cops, acting in error,
sometimes "forget" to annotate nationality on reports. The
numbers may be worse. (Federation for American Immigration Reform; Criminal
- Today, criminal aliens
account for over 29% of prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities
and a higher share of all federal prison inmates. These prisoners
represent the fastest growing segment of the federal prison population.
Incarceration of criminal aliens cost an estimated $624 million to state
prisons (1999) and $891 million to federal prisons (2002). (U.S. DOJ Bureau of Justice
- "Many illegal aliens
harbor fatal diseases that American Medicine fought and vanquished long
ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio,
dengue and Chagas disease." (Madeleine Pelner Cosman, PhD, Esq; Illegal Aliens
and American Medicine; The Journal of American Physicians and
- In 2002, HIV/AIDS was the
third leading cause of death among Hispanic men aged 35 to 44 and the
fourth leading cause of death among Hispanic women in the same age group.
Most Hispanic men were exposed to HIV through sexual contact with other
men. (Centers for Disease Control; HIV/AIDS
Among Hispanic Latinos.)
- If enacted, the Comprehensive
Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S. 2611) would be the most dramatic change
in immigration law in 80 years, granting amnesty to 30 million illegal
immigrants, and allowing an estimated 100-203 million persons to legally
immigrate to the U.S. over the next 20-40 years – a number equal to fully
two-thirds of the current population of the United States. (Heritage
Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the
Next Twenty Years)
- U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions
(R-AL) unveiled an impact analysis that shows the Senate immigration bill
– should it become law – would permit up to 217.1 million new legal
immigrants into the United States over the next 20 years, a number equal
to more than 70% of the total current population. (U.S.
Sen. Jeff Sessions Unveils Massive Numerical Impact Of Senate Immigration
- The number of illegal
immigrants in the United
States is at least 20 million, and may
be as many as 30 million people, more than triple the official nine
million people estimated by the Census Bureau. 03 Jan 2005. (Bear Stearns;
Underground Labor Force is Rising to the Surface) See below; this
number has now been estimated at closer to 40,000,000.
of leprosy are on the rise in the United States. According to The
New York Times, "While there were some 900 recorded cases in the United States
40 years ago, today more than 7,000 people have leprosy." Leprosy is
an airborne virus; it can also be spread by touching and coughing. (Sharon
a Synonym for a Stigma, Returns; The New York Times; and Ben Whitford; Leprosy
in America: new cause for concern; Columbia News Service)
Still feel sympathy for the plight of illegal alien Ana
Keyes, her two illegal alien sons, and her two “anchor baby” daughters?
Beyond what is listed above, Americans are watching as
American jobs are outsourced to foreign lands, including Mexico.
The excuses most proffered are 1) the American labor pool doesn’t have the
skills required to do the jobs being outsourced; and 2) foreigners are doing
the jobs Americans won’t do. The reality is that big business destroyed
the American education system with the help of our duly elected representatives
who sought to appease big business—turning schools into workforce development
centers heavy on attitudes, values and beliefs and light on reading, writing
and arithmetic—and now that big business got what they wanted, they are looking
outside the United States for laborers.
There is no mystic in that. The American labor pool
must be as poor as in third world countries. That’s what “raising the
standards” has always been about.
The result is that the American economy is rapidly going
down the drain while the President and Congress clap their hands with
glee. They figure the resulting economic collapse won’t hurt them, just
which is rapidly disappearing as middle-class Americans lose their homes, jobs
and economic standing and sink into the poverty that is the third world.
The feudal system of centuries past in which there were only two classes of
people: the rich elite and the desperately poor who existed at the
pleasure of the rich elite.
There are those of us who predicted this eventual state of
affairs in the mid-1990’s. We were labeled
crazy, whacko, and out to lunch. Guess what? We weren’t. But
the people were so willing to believe the government would never lie to them
that they bought the lie to their own detriment. And they continue to believe
the lie because to do otherwise means they have to admit they were and are
wrong. Further, the situation would require they do something instead of
I challenged Ms Turnbull to a walk through reality—an
unaccompanied walk through the barrios of Los
Angeles where law enforcement will not even go.
I assured her that were she to escape that experience with her life, she would
come away with a whole new perspective on the illegal alien invasion.
Interestingly, Ms Turnbull didn’t respond to my challenge.
Challenged on her obvious pandering to the illegal alien
invasion of this country, currently
estimated at 38,000,000, Ms Turnbull claimed, “I'm neither judging nor
defending this woman. Her story is what it is.” To Ms Turnbull’s sorry
attempt to justify her pandering, I say, “hogwash.”
An e-mail to the executive editor of the newsroom at the Seattle
Times, David Boardman, in
protest of Ms Turnbull’s being allowed to use the Seattle Times for her
continued pandering to the criminal illegal alien population, brought no
response. Not surprising.
One way for the financially strapped Seattle
Times to make ends meet is to do what others businesses have done—outsource
and hire cheaper foreign labor. When Boardman and Turnbull find
themselves replaced by that new, cheaper foreign labor force, may they find it as
hard as the other displaced legal U.S. citizens to meet the mortgage, car and
utility payments, buy food, gas and pay unexpected medical bills that the
government will not pay if you are a legal U.S. citizen.
As for Ana Reyes and her brood, what has their situation,
living in Mexico, got to do
with the realities of their presence here in the United States? If they don’t
like the way Mexico
is run, they have a responsibility, as a citizen of that country, to do
something about it, just as I, as an American citizen, have a responsibility to
do something about it when my government leaves our southern border wide open
for the likes of Reyes to cross at will.
© 2008 Lynn M Stuter
– All Rights Reserved.