From The American Dream
By Michael Snyder, on June 24th, 2013
Do we want to encourage drug dealers, violent gang members and serial rapists to come into this country? If not, why is that exactly what the Obama administration is doing? Thanks to very foolish U.S. government policies, it is incredibly difficult to immigrate to this country legally, but it is incredibly easy to immigrate to this country illegally. So we are keeping out large numbers of good, honest, hard working people at the same time that we have given a giant green light to criminals and lawbreakers. Does that make any sense at all? We need an immigration system that forces everyone to come in through the front door. Instead, we have made the process of getting in through the front door a complete and total nightmare and yet we have left the back door totally wide open. And if the millions upon millions of lawbreakers that are coming in to this country illegally just took our jobs and drained our welfare system, perhaps it wouldn’t be that bad. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In fact, illegal immigration has greatly contributed to rising violent crime rates all over the nation. Gang membership is exploding, Mexican drug cartels are operating in more of our communities than ever before, and identity theft by illegal immigrants is at epidemic levels. Something desperately needs to be done.
But instead, the Obama administration is trying to ram amnesty for illegal immigrants through Congress as quickly as possible. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill will cause unemployment to go up and wages to go down for many years. And by rewarding illegal immigration, the federal government will just encourage much more of it. But our politicians don’t really seem concerned with the consequences. In fact, the Senate is going to vote on the immigration bill without even reading it.
Instead of focusing on what we “owe” to those that have broken our laws by entering this country illegally, perhaps we should be talking about some of the horrible crimes that they have been committing while they have been living here.
For example, it recently came out that illegal immigrants have been stealing massive amounts of money from the federal government by filing fraudulent tax returns.
According to one recent news report, the IRS sent “23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040″ to a single address in Atlanta, Georgia. All of those fraudulent tax refunds were sent to illegal immigrants.
How in the world did the IRS not catch that?
Amazingly, that was not the only address in Atlanta where this kind of thing was going on…
The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.
And here are some more examples from around the country where huge numbers of fraudulent tax refunds were being sent to a single address…
Oxnard, California; 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874.
Raleigh, North Carolina; 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212.
Phoenix, Arizona; 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302.
San Jose, California; 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027.
Arvin, California; 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.
Overall, it has been estimated that 2 million illegal immigrants file fraudulent tax returns each year and that they are pulling in more than 4 billion dollars in tax refunds each year that they are not entitled to.
So why doesn’t the IRS do something about this?
Well, perhaps it is because they are too busy harassing conservatives. In fact, we have recently learned that the head of the IRS made dozens of trips to the White House during Obama’s first term, and his chief of staff actually made hundreds of visits to the White House during Obama’s first term.
Instead of spending all that time plotting how to hurt their political enemies, perhaps they should have been doing something about the 2 million fraudulent tax returns that illegal immigrants are flooding the system with.
And illegal immigrants are responsible for an increasing percentage of violent crime in this country. In fact, some of those that you see on the television marching for “immigration reform” are actually committing violent crimes during their free time. For example, it turns out that a top “immigration rights activist” down in Texas was really a serial bank robber…
Hispanic leaders in North Texas are stunned that an accused serial bank robber was once one of their own. Luis Delagarza was arrested for the April robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank, but an FBI Task Force also identified him as the ‘Mesh Mask Bandit’ whose hit 19 banks since New Year’s Eve. The ‘Mesh Mask Bandit’ robbed most of his banks in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch-North Dallas area. But they are also just a few blocks away from Delagarza’s home in Farmers Branch, in a community where he made a name for himself pushing for immigration rights. His arrest has left fellow activists, such as Carlos Quintanilla, in shock.
“Luis Delagarza robbed banks, I guess, to deal with his demons, and that’s a sad story,” Quintanilla told CBS 11. Latinos in North Texas may remember Delagarza as an organizer of protests and marches for immigration rights, like one in Irving in 2007. “So he did some amazing things as a community leader, as a businessman, and all of that was just poisoned by him becoming a serial bank robber,” according to Quintanilla.
But robbing a bank is one thing. Attacking innocent women is much worse.
Unfortunately, the national media doesn’t like to talk about all of the rapes that illegal immigrants are committing. The following is from a local news report about a serial rapist that turned out to be an illegal immigrant in the Dallas area…
As investigators continue to delve into the background of the man arrested in recent rapes in the Lake Highlands area, residents began to exhale Wednesday after more than a month of fear.
“I have felt terrorized,” said Erin Morgan, who lives less than a mile from two of the three houses where attacks occurred. “I have lost sleep. I have added on additional layers of security to my home and thought through scenarios that I didn’t want to spend any time thinking through.”
Police say Cesar Benitez confessed to three attacks on women within about a quarter-mile of each other between Feb. 22 and March 19.
And sometimes they don’t just attack adult women.
Just check out what one very sick illegal immigrant recently did over in California…
On Saturday, police in Barstow arrested Jose Luis Aguilar, 36, at a Greyhound bus station after he reportedly sexually assaulted and beat his girlfriend’s baby daughter to death.
A day earlier, the baby’s mother, Jennifer Reedy, 31, awoke to find her daughter lying dead in her crib.
Aguilar was gone, as was Reedy’s car and money from her purse.
Police were able to find Aguilar using the GPS in his cellphone.
So why is the federal government encouraging these people to come into this country?
We need an immigration policy that encourages productive, law abiding people to move here and that keeps violent criminals out.
Unfortunately, our current policy is allowing hordes of lawless young men to come flooding into this country, and as a result gang membership is absolutely exploding.
The FBI says that there are approximately 1.4 million gang members in the United States at this point, and that number has risen by an astounding 40 percent just since 2009.
Is that a good thing for our nation?
And these gangs are starting to gain a stranglehold on communities all over the nation. Just check out what is happening in Chicago…
Of the seven biggest Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the Sinaloa cartel has the biggest foothold in the U.S. Some estimates indicate that the group moves an average of one kilo of cocaine across the Nation’s border every 10 minutes. With the large amount of product coming into the United States, the cartels have set up hubs of operation here to manage distribution, and not just in border States.
In Chicago, where prolific violence makes headlines daily, Sinaloa has set up its American base of operations, tapping in to the heavily Mexican population of the city’s Little Village area.
“Chicago, with 100,000 gang members to put the dope on the street, is a logistical winner for the Sinaloa cartel,” Jack Riley, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s special agent in charge of the Chicago field division, told The Washington Post after a tour through Little Village. “We have to operate now as if we’re on the Mexican border.”
But this kind of thing is not just happening in major cities such as Chicago. It is spreading very, very rapidly.
According to the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, Mexican drug cartels were actively operating in 50 different U.S. cities in 2006. By 2010, that number had skyrocketed to 1,286.
Are you starting to understand why so many people are upset about our illegal immigration crisis?
But many of our politicians in Washington don’t care about these things. In particular, Democrats seem to be obsessed with the idea that legalizing illegal immigrants will gain them hordes of loyal new voters.
And some of these politicians are warning that if we don’t legalize the illegal immigrants that we could see massive street protests. The following is what Senator Chuck Schumer told CNN on Sunday…
I could see a million people on the mall in Washington — on the platform would not be the usual suspects but the leaders of business, the leaders of the Evangelical movement, the leaders of high tech as well as most Americans pressuring the House to act. I think they’re going to have to act whether they have a majority of Republicans [in the House] or not.
Unfortunately, no matter what happens to this bill the illegal immigration crisis is not going away. The Obama administration has already shown that it will continue to do everything that it can to promote even more illegal immigration.
But this is not what the American people want. In fact, one recent survey showed that even 68 percent of Hispanics in Texas support more border security.
We need to secure our border, and we need to make sure that all immigrants come in through the front door. Instead, the federal government seems to want to do everything that it can to make life easier for those that have broken our laws and that are taking advantage of us. One of my favorite columnists, Devvy Kidd, recently put it this way…
Do we reward bank robbers who steal what doesn’t belong to them? Do we reward thieves who rob a gas station? Illegal aliens are no different. They lie and cheat their way into this country. They steal people’s identities ruining their credit and lives. They steal the fruits of our labor to pay for their illegal babies, education and the massive cost of clogging our judicial system with their crimes. And now we’re going to reward them?