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Immigration laws exist to protect Americans, Follow the link to see our explanation of that statement..
In this section we will periodically document the results of failure to enforce them.
Immigration laws exist, in part, to protect Americans from the activities of alien criminals. However, our immigration enforcement system is broken - we no longer try to deal effectively with illegal aliens, not even criminals in jail, and worse, not even violent criminals.
At one time, in this section we documented the more egregious results of failure to deal with criminal aliens. No more. The examples are so common and widely known that we will no longer bother with individual cases.
However, our collective, long experience has shown that in places where immigration violations are aggressively prosecuted the level of violations goes down. We seem unwilling to pursue that solution. If the system were working properly criminals would be deported when the justice system was finished with them - but that is not happening. This administration is turning alien criminals by the thousands back into society, encouraged and abetted by the powers that be in sanctuary cities. One must ask why this is allowed. What is the agenda at work that places so little value on public order and safety that criminals who could be removed from our country are instead allowed to flourish here? The reader should ask himself about that question, "Who benefits?" when he next enters the voting booth.
Immigration laws exist, in part, to protect American public health. In two immediately obvious areas, Ebola and Enterovirus, we are failing to use them to that purpose.
October 17, 2014 - Our Government Heedlessly Brings Enterovirus to Our Children - and it is killing some of them
Enterovirus (called EV D68 by virologists) has been brought to this country by the surge of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) that took place last spring and summer (2015). The arrival of tens of thousands of children was no surprise to the administration, who began planning to receive the children last January - and they are preparing now to accommodate a further surge without regard to the public health consequences.
The administration knows that these children are coming from areas in Central America with a high incidence of EV D68 and that they bring it with them - nevertheless, they place the children in our schools and, to make matters worse, there is no tracking going on by the federal or state governments of the public health impact of this practice. In fact, it appears that deliberate attempts at concealment of data is going on.
Click HERE to read an article that explores the problem and the background in depth and HERE to read another.
One of the primary purposes of immigration laws is to protect the American people and American national security. 9/11 was an epic and feckless failure to enforce them - every hijacker was illegally in the United States.
ITEM: 8/24/2016, from Zero Hedge, an online news source.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working with Mexican immigration officials have found thousands of non-Hispanic illegal immigrants crossing Mexico’s southern border to make their way to Texas. The so-called "extra-continental" immigrants enter countries as far south as Brazil and make their way to the United States, often with forged travel documents.
Read the complete article HERE.
The foregoing item plays naturally off the following, which is extracted from an article in the Latin Times of 9/9/2014. NAFBPO has for quite some time now heard whispers of AQ presence in Mexico and its cooperation with the transnational criminal organizations that operate there. http://www.latintimes.com/isis-attack-united-states-911-high-level-sources-state-terrorists-will-hit-mexico-border-259970
"A new report from Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, claims that an Islamic terrorist organization is currently operating in Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, and has a plan to attack the United States along the Mexican border on 9/11. "
Jobs for Americans
Another of the primary purposes of immigration laws is to assure that alien workers do not displace American workers and drive down wages. They are, and they, in very substantial numbers. To think otherwise, one must assume that the law of supply and demand has somehow been repealed.
ITEM: NAFBPO notes that the study cited below reflects the same results as those done recently in Florida and North Carolina. Why are American jobs not going first to Americans?
All Georgia’s Employment Growth Since 2000 Has Gone to Immigrants
WASHINGTON, DC (September 11, 2014) —The Gang of Eight immigration bill (S.744) passed last June would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country, as well as legalize illegal immigrants, partly on the grounds that there is a labor shortage. Many business groups and political leaders in Georgia supported the legislation. In a new study the Center for Immigration Studies examines government data to see if there is evidence of a labor shortage. The analysis shows that since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in Georgia has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 54 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population. Even worse, the labor force participation rate of Georgia’s natives shows no improvement through the first part of this year despite the economic recovery.
View the entire report HERE
ITEM - Sweat is a commodity to be bought and sold, and like sand or diamonds, the greater the supply, the lower the value per unit. The United States has had an oversupply of labor for over 30 years brought about by the presence of immigrants, legal and illegal. That oversupply has depressed wages for Americans, especially those at the lower end of the income scale, making American workers compete for jobs with foreigners.
While the bottom line of the American employer benefits from cheap labor, the American worker's bottom line does not. How can we hope to win the war on poverty if we keep importing reinforcements for the other side?
Read a report on the issue that draws on material from the Congressional Research Service HERE.
Who We Are
We are former officers of the United States Border Patrol and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. We all swore an oath to the nation when we began our service; in this day, when such things are too often seen as archaic, it is with us still - none of us remembers hearing an expiration date when we swore it.
(Click HERE to read more about us.)
Item - May 17, 2016
Where Did the Words Go?
The English language is being corrupted to further the open-borders agenda.
(Read the article HERE)
Item - August 17, 2015
Donald Trump releases his plan for dealing with immigration.
On Sunday, August 16, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump released his comprehensive plan for immigration reform. The plan is eminently sound: it places the welfare of Americans and the United States above that of foreigners and foreign countries - and he says that's how it should be. Next below are the philosophical underpinnings as he announced them. Below that, you will find a link to the plan on his website.
1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.
NAFBPO wishes to be clear: We do not endorse candidates for office. We do, however, endorse positions. Mr. Trump's position, as stated in his own website, echos precisely what NAFBPO has been saying since its inception, and we endorse his position without reservation.
ITEM - June 22, 2015
Senator Sessions' State and Local Law Enforcement Act
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers is writing today to advise all Americans that there is good news for the citizens of these United States. It is taking place in the United States Senate in the form of new legislation currently known as Senator Jeff Sessions State and Local Law Enforcement Act.
Click HERE for the full text of the press release.
Item - 11/10/14
Who should be allowed to vote?
There is a political school of thought in the USA that says any resident of the USA, citizen, legal alien, or illegal alien, should be allowed to vote since they are all affected by the political decisions made our elected leaders. The current mayor of New York City subscribes to that idea; he is trying to make it possible for any resident of NYC to vote in their elections.
NAFBPO does not agree. We would like to think (evidence to the contrary) that a citizen will vote, not just for things that benefit him, but for people who will act in the interests of the nation as well. Thus,the electoral process should be restricted to US citizens, people who have ties of loyalty to this country. Our voting laws should be constructed, administered, and enforced to reflect that concept. Generally, across the nation, that is not the case; it is all too easy for aliens to vote. The two excerpts below are from a recent article by William LaJeunesse, a Fox News correspondent. You will find a link to article at the end of this item. It is worth reading if you think there should be a degree off integrity in the electoral process..
"In terms of a check and balance that would prevent an individual who is a non U.S. citizen from registering to vote, that doesn't exist. There's absolutely nothing stopping them," said Neal Kelley, Orange County registrar of voters and chairman of the California Association of Election Officials.
In Maryland, a voter integrity group obtained a list of residents who were removed from jury duty because they were non-citizens. Among them, 509 were also registered to vote. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, claims up to 7 percent of Maryland's registered voters could be non-citizens.
You can read the complete article HERE.
Roger Brandemuehl, a former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol and co-founder of NAFBPO, has written a letter to America.
It nicely recapitulates NAFBPO's thoughts on the executive order amnesty that the President intends to use (at this updated writing, Aug 2016, he has used...) to do what Congress, who represents the people, has not been willing to do. NAFBPO believes that Congress has not acted because there is no clear consensus on the part of the American people calling for massive forgiveness and legalization of lawbreakers. Thus, Congress is acting as the Founders intended when they gave legislative power to the people's representatives, not to a single individual.
Click Here to read the letter
Our paramount mission is to contribute to the security and stability of the United States. To that end, we shall propose and be advocates for immigration laws and policies that we believe serve those national interests, and we will oppose those that do not.