In doing this report, I came across and learned about all sorts of things that I was never aware of.
Two are the North American Union (NAU) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).
Never heard of them? Neither had I until I started this paper.
After doing some research on it, I believe they are important enough to mention. I didn't really have a place to put it but since they very well could be the darkest aspect of illegal immigration and are basically the mother of all amnesty programs I put this section here.
Note that most in the Govt, and MSM, and even many in the alternative media, dismiss the existence of both or, when they do acknowledge them, they refer to them as "study groups" for one thing or another. While it sounds like "Black helicopter" and "conspiracy theory" stuff, the axiom of "Where there is smoke there is fire" usually has an element of truth. Having spent a number of hours following various facets and seemingly unrelated and benign aspects and then connecting the dots, I fear that the NAU and SPP are a gathering storm and could ultimately end up causing far more damage than illegal immigration.
In fact the NAU and SPP, or the spirit behind them, may be the reason behind why so little is being done about illegal immigration.
The following are a few salient comments about the NAU and SPP. If you are a worker for a US manufacturer, a longshoreman or a truck driver you might want to pay real close attention. As often the case, the devil is in the details:
The first thing to establish is that the movements are real. For that see Judicial Watch Releases Pentagon Records from "North American Forum" Meetings - Defense Secretary, Senior Military and Staff Met with Mexican & Canadian Officials over "Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment" which notes:
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released documents obtained November 2006 under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). The documents concern the participation of NORTHCOM Commander, Admiral Timothy Keating, NORTHCOM Political Advisor Deborah Bolton, and Plans, Policy & Strategy Director Major General Mark Volcheff in a meeting of the "North American Forum" at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada on September 12-14, 2006. A similar request for records concerning forum participation by then-Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and his entourage is still pending with the Pentagon.
The records include: 1) Proposed comments for Admiral Keating's speech to the North American Forum; 2) Presentation outlines with handwritten marginal notes and comments from Ms. Bolton; 3) Policy papers; 4) Biographic sketches of participants; and, 5) Notes from Major General Volcheff.
The North American Forum presentations discussed immigration and border enforcement; full economic and energy integration including infrastructure and transportation; a North American investment fund; and common customs and duties. The idea of a carbon tax was raised as a means to combat so-called global warming. References to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) occur throughout the documents.
The notes for the presentations document the need to overcome popular opposition to North American integration: "To what degree does a concept of North America help/hinder solving problems between the three countries?... While a vision is appealing working on the infrastructure might yield more benefit and bring more people on board (‘evolution by stealth')."
For some additional information, see:
A North American United Nations? by Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas on 8-30-06:
"According to the U.S. government website dedicated to the project, the SPP is neither a treaty nor a formal agreement. Rather , it is a 'dialogue' launched by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco, Texas in March, 2005. What is a 'dialogue'? We don't know. What we do know, however, is that Congressional oversight of what might be one of the most significant developments in recent history is non-existent. Congress has had no role at all in a 'dialogue' that many see as a plan for a North American union. According to the SPP website, this 'dialogue' will create new supra-national organizations to 'coordinate' border security, health policy, economic and trade policy, and energy policy between the governments of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. As such, it is but an extension of NAFTA- and CAFTA-like agreements that have far less to do with the free movement of goods and services than they do with government coordination and management of international trade. . . ."
Bush Administration Erases U.S. Borders With Mexico and Canada, by Jerome Corsi, Human Events, 6-28-06 where it was reported:
"The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), signed by President Bush with Mexico and Canada in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005, was fundamentally an agreement to erase our borders with Mexico and Canada.
As I have documented below, the SPP "working groups" organized within the U.S. Department of Transportation are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada designed to accomplish the open borders goal incrementally, below the radar of mainstream media attention, thereby avoiding public scrutiny. Congress is largely unaware that SPP exists, let alone knowledgeable about the extensive work being done behind the scenes by the executive branch to advance the agenda articulated by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to establish a North American Union as a new regional super-government by 2010.
... The SPP working groups' organized within the U.S. Department of Transportation are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada designed to accomplish the open borders goal incrementally, below the radar of mainstream media attention, thereby avoiding public scrutiny. Congress is largely unaware that SPP exists.
... Also found in the June 2005 "Report to Leaders" is that the SPP working groups organized in DOC are reporting to three U.S. cabinet secretaries: Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Comparable cabinet-level working groups are referenced to government websites in Canada and in Mexico.
More than 20 working groups are identified in the June 2005 "Report to Leaders" and decisions have been made to open U.S. borders and skies to virtually unlimited "migration" and trade from Canada and Mexico."
Government documents released by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal the Bush administration is running a 'shadow government' with Mexico and Canada in which the U.S. is crafting a broad range of policy in conjunction with its neighbors to the north and south ... The documents clearly reveal the SPP, working within the U.S. Department of Commerce, is far advanced in putting together a new regional infrastructure, creating a 'shadow' trilateral bureaucracy with Mexico and Canada that is aggressively rewriting a wide range of U.S. administrative law, all without congressional oversight or public disclosure."
North American Union Escapes Scrutiny, by Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch:
"Judicial Watch uncovered documents that shed new light on the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,' announced by President Bush, former Mexico President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin on March 23, 2005. The expressed goal of the partnership is to create 'a safer, more prosperous North America' through enhanced cooperation ... Critics, however, charge that it is a veiled attempt to erase the borders between the countries, creating a 'North American Union' much like the European Union, with a common currency ... "
The NAFTA Superhighway, by Representative Ron Paul of Texas:
"... The proposed highway is part of a broader plan advanced by a quasi-government organization called the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America," or SPP.
The SPP was first launched in 2005 by the heads of state of Canada, Mexico, and the United States at a summit in Waco.
The SPP was not created by a treaty between the nations involved, nor was Congress involved in any way. Instead, the SPP is an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments. One principal player is a Spanish construction company, which plans to build the highway and operate it as a toll road. But don't be fooled: the superhighway proposal is not the result of free market demand, but rather an extension of government-managed trade schemes like NAFTA that benefit politically-connected interests.
The real issue is national sovereignty. Once again, decisions that affect millions of Americans are not being made by those Americans themselves, or even by their elected representatives in Congress. Instead, a handful of elites use their government connections to bypass national legislatures and ignore our Constitution-- which expressly grants Congress the sole authority to regulate international trade.
The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union--complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether.
North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA, by Jerome Corsi:
"In every area of activity, the SPP agenda stresses free and open movement of people, trade, and capital within the North American Union. Once the SPP agenda is implemented with appropriate departmental regulations, there will be no area of immigration policy, trade rules, environmental regulations, capital flows, public health, plus dozens of other key policy areas that the U.S. government will be able to decide alone, or without first consulting with some appropriate North American Union regulatory body. At best, our border with Mexico will become a speed bump, largely erased, with little remaining to restrict the essentially free movement of people, trade, and capital."
"From an industry perspective, NASCO is one of the organizations supporting various north-south corridors identified to facilitate NAFTA trade. NASCO has absorbed the former North American International Trade Corridor Partnership, a non-profit group organized in Mexico with similar goals of internationalizing U.S. highways into a NAFTA structure to facilitate trade with Mexico and Canada. The North American Inland Port Network (NAIPN) is also listed as a NASCO partner. NAIPN functions as a NASCO sub-committee to develop "inland ports" along the highway corridors "to specifically alleviate congestion at maritime ports and our nation's borders."
... According to the 4,000-page draft environmental impact statement, the plan is to build a 4,000-mile network of new super-highways that will be "up to 1,200 feet wide (at full build-out) with separate lanes for passenger vehicles (three in each direction) and trucks (two in each direction), six rail lines (separate lines in each direction for high-speed rail, commuter rail, and freight rail), and a 200-foot wide utility corridor."
Controversy Erupts Over NASCO and the NAFTA Super-Highway, by Jerome Corsi:
"On March 11, 2005, TxDOT signed a definitive agreement with Cintra Zachry, a limited partnership formed by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructures de Transport in Spain and the San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Co. "to develop the Oklahoma to Mexico/Gulf Coast element of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-35). This agreement calls for the Cintra-Zachry limited partnership to pay Texas $1.2 billion "for the long-term right to build and operate the initial segment as a toll facility." The initial TTC-35 segment is scheduled to be built roughly parallel to I-35 between Dallas and San Antonio. The final public hearings are scheduled in Texas for July and August. While construction contracts have yet to be finalized, Cintra-Zachry presumably holds those rights as a result of the $1.2 billion payment to Texas, as described in the March 11, 2005, contract. The timeline published on the Trans-Texas Corridor website envisions final federal approval by the summer of 2007, with the construction of the first TTC-35 segment to follow immediately afterward.
The plan to create a North American Union as a regional government in 2010 is directly stated only in the May 2005 task force report, "Building a North American Community." Still, we must examine how the Security and Prosperity Partnership signed by President Bush with Mexico and Canada in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005, is being implemented. We find that government offices such as the Security and Prosperity Partnership working groups being organized within the U.S. Department of Commerce are signing trilateral memoranda of understanding and other agreements with Mexico and Canada consistent with the goal of fulfilling the CFR's dream to bring about a North American Union by 2010."
Point of View, Commentary by Kerby Anderson, 10-20-06:
The Texas segment (known as the Trans-Texas Corridor) will begin construction next year ... In April 2006, TxDOT released a 4000-page Environmental Impact Statement that describes a corridor that will be 1200 feet wide (the size of four football fields). It will parallel Interstate 35, and be five lanes north and five lanes south (3 cars, 2 trucks). In the middle will be pipelines and rail lines. It will also have a 200-foot wide utility corridor. The corridor will start in Laredo, Texas, run past Austin to the Texas-Oklahoma border. However, the plans ultimately call for building some 4,000 miles of highway-railway-utility super-corridors throughout Texas over the next 50 years, using some 584,000 acres of what is now Texas farm and ranchland, at an estimated cost of $184 billion ... This NAFTA superhighway will connect with ports in Mexico (specifically Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas) for NAFTA trade. The plan is to ship containers of cheap goods produced by under-market labor in China and the Far East into North America via Mexican ports. From the Mexican ports, Mexican truck drivers and railroad workers will transport the goods across the Mexican border with Texas. Once in the U.S., the routes will proceed north to Kansas City along the NAFTA Super-Highway, ready to be expanded by the Trans-Texas Corridor and NAFTA railroad routes being put in place by Kansas City Southern."
Jerome Corsi, Human Events, 6-26-06:
"What is NASCO? It is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that functions as a trade association and sometimes lobbying group for the public and private entities that are members. NASCO is an acronym for North America's SuperCorridor Coalition ... According to the groups' website, NASCO is 'dedicated to developing the world's first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor.'... The city of Kansas City, Mo, and the Kansas City SmartPort are both listed on the NASCO website as NASCO members. The Kansas City Area Development Council has directly confirmed that the Kansas City SmartPort intends to build a Mexican customs facility to facilitate out-going traffic headed to Mexico ... The Kansas City SmartPort brochure could not be more explicit: 'Kansas City offers the opportunity for sealed cargo containers to travel to Mexican port cities with virtually no border delays. It will streamline shipments from Asia.'"
Kansas City Star, 7-18-06:
"This spring, city officials signed off on a 50-year lease for the Mexican facility, with an option for 50 more years. . . . The council earlier this year earmarked $2.5 million in loans and $600,000 in direct aid to SmartPort, which would build and own the inland customs facility and sublet it to the Mexican government through agreements with U.S. Customs and Border Protection ... The Mexican government would have no significant investment and would occupy the customs facility operation rent-free ... SmartPort set up the deal to avoid imposing any expenses on Mexico above its ordinary border costs ... SmartPort meanwhile is seeking a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to purchase high-tech gamma-ray screening devices for drive-through inspections of truck cargo ... Confusion and secrecy have been hallmarks of the ambitious project. At the outset, Gutierrez and others have said the customs facility would be sovereign Mexican soil similar to a foreign embassy. This has changed."
Did the proposed new North American currency, the "Amero" make your paper? No? Read about it here: London stock trader urges move to 'amero' - Says many unaware of plan to replace dollar with N. American currency. With the continuing devaluation and looming collapse of the dollar it might be a done deal.
Regardless of the NAU and SPP, illegal immigration is a big problem now.