The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration
The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration
Facts, Figures And Statistics On Illegal Immigration

Should We Grant An Amnesty?

"Amnesty" and its related "Guest Worker Program" are the Government and MSM solutions for what to do with the illegal aliens that are in this country.

It is worth noting that usually a "Guest Worker Program" is often nothing more than "amnesty" by another name.

Besides the fact that neither an "Amnesty" nor a "Guest Worker" program would correct any of the collateral damage from the dark aspects of illegal immigration that are detailed in this report, we all know that rewarding bad behavior only encourages more of it. This is just more common sense that the President and Congress seem to lack.

Unfortunately the problem of even recognizing there is a problem starts at the top as noted in White House compares illegal immigration to speeding. Is it any wonder that amnesty is proposed?

In any case, we specifically found that out after our first amnesty program, as all it did was spur more illegal immigration.

In case you are not aware of it, Congress has passed 7 amnesties for illegal aliens starting with Reagan's "one time" amnesty bill in 1986. By any measure, it can be concluded that all were The amnesty program that tried and failed with the end results being that we have a far greater illegal alien problem than before the amnesty programs!

As reported by Heather MacDonald in a recent article, Amnesty Lessons, Europe has found it out too. In any case, amnesty is very unfair to the hopeful millions who are on the waiting list, following the rules, and the many more millions who would like to come to the USA but who don't happen to live near or have access to the porous southern border. In fact it could be argued that allowing amnesty for the illegal Hispanic aliens is discrimination against non-Hispanics who want to come too.

In discussing amnesty it is worth noting that when President Bush and most members of Congress, talk about "guest worker programs" they are basically talking about a "blanket amnesty" program – the same thing that was been done in the past, proven to be unworkable, and a great contributor to the existing problem. Nothing changes when they throw a piddling penalty payment into the mix.

How many government programs have you known of where the name is not actually representative of and often opposite to the real intent of the program?

In any case, why do the Government's programs fail? Probably because they don't believe the problem is serious which results in not making the tough and politically incorrect decisions that would involve securing the border and denying sanctuary to illegal aliens. If not that then we start getting into more serious motivations such as they are all nothing more than career politicians pandering to whatever crowd that will get them re-elected and the good of the country be damned. That would actually be an improvement on the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) motivations, a topic discussed a bit further down in this report, where they are basically selling out this country.

Regardless, as detailed in this report, the collateral damage being inflicted by our toleration of illegal immigration is very serious and is growing. More and more Americans are being ripped off, infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered every day and basically little is being done about it.

As noted multiple times in this report, NOBODY is keeping track of the collateral damage inflicted on America by illegal aliens. Unfortunately, you can not rely on the MSM to report the facts and the government is basically lying about and/or concealing the problem.

When the government does look into the illegal immigration problem and doesn't like what they find they ignore their own findings and keep the results from the American people. As an example, a Judicial Watch Special Report, U.S. Border Patrol Survey Analysis - Detailing the U.S. Government's Polling of Apprehended Illegal Immigrants, on the Southern Border in January 2004, reports:

Executive Summary

President Bush's "temporary guest worker" proposal of January 7, 2004 was broadly interpreted as an illegal immigration amnesty program around the country and abroad. The Bush administration ordered the U.S. Border Patrol to survey apprehended illegal immigrants concerning President Bush's proposal. The results indicated that President Bush's proposal had actually lured greater numbers of illegal immigrants to violate the law. Politically inconvenient and/or potentially embarrassing data from the Border Patrol survey resulted in the Bush administration calling off the survey on January 27, 2004. The U.S. government never released a report based on the survey.

The White House directed Homeland Security Public Affairs Officers to deliberately withhold information from the public and the media about the Border Patrol survey and a related spike in illegal immigration. The Bush administration mislead Americans for political purposes. The White House approved talking points included:

  • Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals.
  • Do not provide statistics on apprehension spikes or past amnesty data.

While the Border Patrol's unscientific survey and its aborted execution may not provide a comprehensive picture of the relationship between President Bush's immigration proposal and illegal immigration, the initial data is deeply disturbing. Analysis of the raw data from the survey forms indicates:

  • 45% crossed illegally based on rumors of a Bush administration amnesty.
  • 63% received Mexican government or media information supporting the notion of a Bush administration amnesty.
  • 64% previously entered the United States illegally.
  • 80% desired to apply for amnesty.
  • 66% desired to petition for family members to join them in the U.S.


"President Bush's proposed "temporary worker program" was broadly interpreted as an amnesty offer to illegal immigrants. A spike in illegal immigration following President Bush's speech was surveyed as a priority intelligence requirement for a three-week period by the Border Patrol. Survey results were politically unfavorable to the Bush administration, who ordered the survey stopped. The White House directed public affairs officers to withhold information in order to mislead the public and stave off potential political embarrassment. The government only produced records material to the survey once Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit in federal court. The government continues to withhold additional records concerning this matter. Judicial Watch will continue to pursue this case and other illegal immigration matters, and report facts to the American people, as part of its mission as a public interest education foundation."

While this paper will not attempt to analyze any proposed government "amnesty" or "guest worker" programs, keep in mind that the devil is in the details, and while Congress and the President talk, or don't talk as the case may be, the illegal flow keeps gushing in.

The faucet is broken and water is squirting up like Old Faithful and our elected officials just look at each other and want to talk about how good the water running out the door is for the grass. It is time for the nation to rise up and say "Turn the water off and clean up the mess!"

When you hear Congress talking about solving the "problem" with the President's "guest worker" program, ask yourself how that will stop illegal alien criminals from coming across the border?

How will a guest worker program stop terrorist who want to murder as many American school children as they can?

How will a guest worker program prevent terrorist from smuggling a nuke across the porous southern border?

Remember, as it is now, the government does not even track crimes by foreign nationals, i.e. illegal aliens, or guest workers. More illegal alien criminals becoming "guest workers" will only result in more unintended consequences of more collateral damage – something we already have too much of.

If you want to find out the real scoop about the government's "amnesty" and "guest worker" programs contact the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus.

Regardless, it is time for the voters to ask the politicians proposing amnesty and expanded guest worker programs:

Exactly how many Americans are YOU are willing to allow to be infected, molested, raped, killed, and murdered by illegal aliens to save ten cents on a head of lettuce?

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