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Illegal Immigration is an Economic and Moral Issue, Not a Racist Issue

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

By Elois Zeanah

Why would President Obama push amnesty when debt is on a disastrous path?  Amnesty would cost taxpayers an additional $1 trillion dollars every year forevermore, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.  Currently, illegal immigration costs taxpayers $113 billion yearly.  We’re broke! Taxpayers cannot afford more taxes.  Yet protests to this preposterous timing will in all likelihood be called “racist”.

Opposition to illegal immigration is an economic and moral issue, not a racist issue.  Illegal immigration contributes mightily to the financial crises in education, entitlement programs, healthcare, and deficits.  It is immoral to further harm our financial future, and to continue to steal from our children money they haven’t yet earned.  Amnesty would do this.

Fixing the illegal immigration problem can be done through attrition in three steps: (1)  Secure the border.  (2) Remove the jobs magnet by requiring employers to use a free, fast and accurate Internet program (E-Verify) that was designed to crack down on unscrupulous employers.   (3) Remove the welfare magnet by passing U.S. House Bill 140 to end automatic birthright citizenship for children born to non-citizens.

It is immoral that U.S. birthright citizenship can be “sold”, “stolen”, or “traded”.  Foreigners can buy U.S. citizenship for their children for the price of a ticket to the U.S. or get it free by stealing over the border. Politicians could easily fix this problem.   But unfortunately politicians often trade our most cherished birthright, citizenship, for votes, campaign contributions and power.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Why is U.S. Birthright Citizenship for Sale?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

By  Elois Zeanah
September 15, 2010

The expose that Asian businesses are “selling” U.S. birthright citizenship packages for tourists hit national news recently.  The practice is not new, however.   Foreigners worldwide have known about the cheap sale of U.S. citizenship for many years .

 Foreigners can buy U.S. citizenship for their children (and eventually get it for themselves) for the price of a ticket to the U.S. or get it free by stealing over the border.  Some foreigners come to the U.S. to get dual citizenship for their children; others birth their babies in the U.S. to get on the U.S. taxpayer dole and stay for life.   What is new is that U.S. citizens are just learning that:

 America bestows automatic birthright citizenship on babies born on U.S. soil regardless of whether their parents are tourists, terrorists, in the U.S. for one hour or one year, or in the U.S. illegally, and taxpayers pay billions of dollars a year for these anchor babies.  The exposure of this practice  has spurred outrage and national debate over birthright citizenship.  For sure, the President and Members of Congress have known about this travesty for a long, long time, but plan to do nothing about it unless Americans catch on to what’s happening and demand that Congress and the President fix this huge problem that cost taxpayers over $100 billion every year. 

Why do politicians not want to fix the problem?  Just as Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a momentary fleshly gratification, politicians are trading Americans’ most precious birthright, citizenship, for votes for momentary power.   RINOs (Republicans in name only) cater to outlaw business contributors who break the law to get cheap labor.   Democrats dangle free services to illegal aliens to buy votes. 

This is why U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder won’t enforce federal immigration laws.  This is why U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano won’t seal the border.  And this is why the Obama Administration sues states like Arizona who will enforce federal immigration laws that government won’t.  And as unreal as it sounds, this is why the Obama Administration complained to the United Nations Human Rights Council and asked this international organization to trump U.S. Constitutional law and accuse Arizona of trampling human rights and being a rogue state.

Is a constitutional amendment needed?  There is a movement underfoot to mislead voters that a constitutional amendment is necessary to define what “citizen” means.  This is wrong!  Beware of politicians who try to fool voters as Esau deceived his father by dressing in the hairy skins of baby goats to steal his brother’s blessing from his father Issac.   American citizenship is a blessing from our Founding Fathers and should be treasured and safeguarded .

The same politicians who advocate a constitutional amendment are the same politicians who supported amnesty in the past and will in the future.  Politicians who make an impassioned case against birthright citizenship, then turn around and try to tie up the issue in a long drawn out and unnecessary constitutional amendment are either misinformed or purposefully trying to deceive citizens to avoid accountability. 

How can we stop automatic birthright citizenship for children of non-citizens?   First, we must inform all Members of Congress how birthright citizenship is tied directly to government spending, taxes, deficits and the national debt.  Most don’t know the taxpayers pay $113 billion in taxes for illegal immigrants every year and that illegal immigration is a major contributor to spending, deficits and debt that plague both federal and state governments. 

Second, we must educate our individual Members of Congress that Section 5 of the 14th Amendment gives Congress the power to reinstate the original intent of the Citizenship Clause.  The 1868 intent of the Citizenship Clause was to ensure that newly freed slaves could not be denied U.S. citizenship, and the jurisdictional clause was added so that the 14th Amendment could not be interpreted as a blanket grant of birthright citizenship to any person who by accident of birth was born on U.S. soil to parents of “foreigners or aliens”, but bureaucrats have expanded this definition.

And third, we must request that our states’ House of Representatives join other cosponsors of H.R. 140 which clarifies and reinstates the intent of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment, and ask our Senators to introduce a companion bill in the Senate.   

The only way to end the explosive problem of illegal immigration and unfair taxation is to ban automatic birthright citizenship.  Every developed nation except Canada and the United Stated did so years ago to protect their national security, economy and taxpayers.   The definition of “citizen” can be done through legislation; a constitutional amendment is not needed.

Banning birthright citizenship will immediately reduce spending, taxes, deficits and debt.  How often is it that Legislators can solve so many problems with just one vote?   Spread the word to your family and friends and contact your Members of Congress.

2010 CENSUS IS BACK-DOOR AMNESTY

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

By Elois Zeanah

Action Alert:  Contact Your U.S. Representatives Immediately

 The Obama Administration is using the 2010 census to give back-door amnesty to illegal immigrants to grab more power for Democrats in future elections.  This will further dismantle the U.S. Constitution and erode Voting Rights.  The only way to stop the President and Congress from this unconstitutional act is to contact our U.S. Representatives and ask them to vote for the David Vitter/Robert Bennett Census Amendment. This amendment was made to the FY2010 CJS (Commerce, Justice, Science) appropriations bill.  It would require the Census to include questions about citizenship and immigration status.   A vote is imminent.

The 2010 U.S. Census will count illegal immigrants as U.S. Citizens for the first time ever.  Unless Conservatives stop this, Liberals will use the 2010 U.S. Census to erase checks and balances that were put in place to keep elections honest.  Voter fraud committed to steal elections has already become a problem in many states.  If the U.S. Census is politicized in 2010, counting illegal immigrants will set precedent and forevermore skew the results of the Census, which in turn will impact elections.  

How does the Census Impact Elections?  The Census is used to:

  • Apportion seats in Congress.  Population determines the number of Congressional seats a state gets.  States with higher illegal immigration such as California and New York (which incidentally are “sanctuary cities” in violation of federal immigration law and teetering on bankruptcy) will get more Congressional seats and states with fewer illegal immigrants will lose Congressional seats. Counting illegal aliens in the 2010 U.S. Census will reward states that encourage illegal immigration and punish states that have not followed the law.
  • Distribute federal funds to states.  Federal funds (tax-dollars received from states) are allocated based on population. These funds amount to approximately $400 billion every year.  States that have more illegal aliens will get the lion’s share of federal dollars while states with fewer illegal immigrants will be denied their fair share.
  • Determine the number of votes states get for the Electoral College that elects the President of the United States.  States with higher illegal immigration will determine who becomes President.  

Conservatives must act now to keep Liberal Democrats from seizing illegitimate power by politicizing the non-partisan Census Liberals want amnesty because most illegal immigrants, due to their education and job skills, are poor.  If they have children born in the United States, and seventy-five percent do, illegal aliens automatically become eligible for tax-subsidized programs – the same as poor U.S. citizens.  Thus the cost of entitlement programs and fiscal deficits continue to skyrocket.  Studies show that illegal and legal Mexican households receive more welfare than U.S. citizens and consume more government benefits than they pay in taxes.  So why would Democrats encourage illegal immigration and amnesty?   Because, if given citizenship, illegal aliens would add to Democrat voting blocs. 

The Democrat Congress has already included loopholes in the Stimulus bill, S-CHIP, and the health care reform bill so that illegal immigrants can qualify for jobs and benefits.  This encourages more illegal immigration and further strains federal, state and local budgets. 

Democrats plan to use the Census to strengthen their stranglehold on power.   If illegal aliens are counted as U.S. citizens in the Census, this will further integrate illegal immigrants into the fabric of American culture and influence political outcomes.  Democrats know the majority of Americans oppose amnesty and that U.S. citizens want fiscal responsibility and deficits rolled back.  Democrats know that amnesty will push deficits higher.   Yet the President and Congress care more about perpetuating power than protecting our country from financial collapse.  This is not a time to import more poverty and expand entitlement programs.  This is a time to roll back spending and cut deficits.

It is urgent to stop backdoor amnesty!   Call your U.S. Representatives today, and ask them to vote for the Vitter Amendment and protect the integrity of the Census.

Amnesty: Is there an Alternative?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

By Elois Zeanah

How often do you hear Washington politicians say that amnesty is necessary because the U.S. can’t simply deport 10 to 12 million aliens?  This a ruse to confuse and mislead voters.  The truth is that neither amnesty nor deportation is necessary.  Either one of three steps would go far to solve the problem through attrition.  Put all three together and the problems of illegal immigration would be nil.

1.  Stop allowing illegal aliens to use fraudulent Social Security Numbers of U.S. citizens. 

The Social Security Administration has identified about 9.5 million cases where names of reported employees do not match names on Social Security accounts they use.  In every case, the Social Security Administration knows the identity and address of the employer.  The SSA need only send these employers the names of their illegal employees and remind them of their legal responsibility to hire only legal employers.

Amnesty supporters say a path-to-citizenship is necessary because the U.S. needs to know who the illegal aliens are and to get them to come out of the shadows.  If there are approximately 10 to 12 million illegal aliens in our country and the SSA knows where 9.5 million are (plus their families), then the U.S. can easily identify who the vast majority of illegal aliens are. 

If illegal aliens who come to the U.S. to find employment can’t find jobs, they won’t stay. 

2.  The second step to cut illegal immigration through attrition is E-Verify

E-Verify is the federal government’s Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to conform employment eligibility.  E-Verify is free, fast and over 98% accurate.  The federal government says that this is the best means available for determining employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security Numbers. 

Note:  The E-Verify check through SSA shows if there is more than one person using the same SSN, yet there is a federal rule that the Social Security Administration cannot tell the true holder of the Social Security Number if their number has been stolen.  This is unjust and should be corrected! 

The easiest and quickest way to reduce illegal immigration through attrition is to hold employers accountable by mandating the use of E-VerifyAs with #1 above, if illegal aliens who come to the U.S. to find employment can’t find jobs, they won’t stay.

3. The third step that would reduce illegal immigration by attrition is:  End automatic birthright citizenship to children born to illegal aliens and other non-citizens

Since employers of illegal labor pay a non-livable wage, illegal workers have found a way to supplement their incomes:  Have a baby born in the U.S. and get on welfare.  Parents of babies born in the U.S. can get on welfare immediately and stay on welfare for life.

There is a bill currently in Congress to change this.  The purpose of U.S. H.R 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 is to clarify the language/intent of “citizen” in the 14th Amendment and stop the abuse of immigrants (illegal aliens and visitors on visas) who have children born in the U.S.

If illegal aliens who come to the U.S. for welfare can’t get free benefits, they won’t stay.