Another LEGAL immigrant speaks out: An open letter to the “Gang of Eight” on immigration Reform
Dear Honorable Sirs:
I write this letter with a great deal of trepidation, as with every passing day these United States of America seem to be spiraling downward and backward into an autocratic monarchical throwback to the mad days of George the III or towards a dictatorship of Orwellian proportions, where legitimate debate and genuine criticism are tortured and exterminated in the coliseums of the mainstream media.
On that basis I fear that I may suffer repercussions due to this letter and somehow be prevented from staying here in the USA and becoming a Citizen. None the less, the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of rights of this great and only true experiment in liberty the world has ever known, makes no declaratory distinction between the unalienable rights of a citizen versus a non-citizen, but rather established rules whereby duration and class of citizenship are mandatory prerequisites for the privilege of holding certain offices within the republic at the consent of the governed. What I have to say as a Newfoundland born resident of the USA in defense of the Constitution is as lawful and legitimate as anything that Nevis born Alexander Hamilton may have written or said during the foundation of this great country or during his influential role as primary advisor to the Republic’s first President, George Washington.
I take great offence to the executive order authorizing DACA, the deportation-relief program that was presented by President Barack Obama to illegal immigrants eligible for the “Dream Act.” I should note that before the recent “Catch and Release,” 55% of those illegals facing deportation were being held for criminal offences. I am aghast and shocked at this recent release of thousands of criminal and law-breaking illegals from holding cells instead of deportation. Is this but another “Virus and Antidote being concocted in the same laboratory” to increase crime and violent activity on the streets like “Operation Fast and Furious” as some form of Revolutionary Parliamentarianism to call for stricter gun control or provide more funding for the civilian security force the president called for? The likelihood is very high, given that both the recent release of thousands of criminal and unlawful persons onto main street America and operation “Fast and Furious” have a very common underlying symptom, that nobody knows who is responsible! Then again nobody, just a video clip that no one had seen, was responsible for Benghazi and the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Diplomat Steve Smith and Navy Seals Glen Doherty & Tyrone Woods.
As a person who wants to become an American Citizen I feel personally discriminated against on the basis of age, race, country of origin and as such put to the back of the bus in no less a malicious manner than Rosa Parks was. In August 2013, I have to make my yearly pilgrimage back to Canada to petition for a TN visa for another year of working and living legally in the USA. It has been 10 years this past October since I came to the US on a legal visa and made Louisiana my home state. I have a legal Louisiana driver’s license and a single legal US social security number plus pay proper taxes to the US Federal Government and the State of Louisiana, in addition to Social Security payments. In 1986, I graduated with an honors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech, again under a legal student visa, after previously completing two specialized technical diplomas in Canada, representing a total of 8 years of postsecondary education. While I am using the term legal here out of context, it is purely in contradistinction to the word illegal used to describe the immigrant community currently wishing to take advantage of what in my opinion was an unconstitutional overreach of executive authority (deportation relief), some of whom have the gall to protest that “illegal” is a racist word but these are not “Undocumented Workers”!
Considering that the Unemployment rate in Mexico was 4.62% at the time and the U.S. Rate was 8.4%; were these individuals coming here to seek gainful employment, or seek benefits from a burgeoning welfare state? Have any of you watched Dennis Michael Lynch’s They Come to America? , or read Marinka Peschmann’s “Crime and Incompetence, Guide to America’s Immigration Crises“? I think it should be mandatory before you cobble up any form of legislation!
Remember history. The Roman Empire fell in part because of the influx of illegal aliens. Your elected leaders who created the immigration crisis are about to make it worse.