Illegal/Undocumented, Tomato/Tom-ahto…

BOunderminesAZforIllegalVotesIllegal immigration is definitely a hot off the press topic these days.  Some news sources identify these people as being “undocumented”.

There are approximately 11 million people here in the United States who are here illegally.  I’ve also read that that number is closer to 20 million illegal people living here. Approximately one-half of that number is on welfare—which means you and I are paying taxes for people to maintain an illegal lifestyle.  Most people are aware that once a child is born here then the child becomes an American citizen, thus being allowed welfare assistance.  This is an out of date law from 1996 that needs to be repealed.  Add in the larger expense for education of their children, emergency medical care and incarceration for those arrested for crimes, and the bill significantly increases.

Many times I’ve heard people say that the illegals are only doing the work that Americans won’t do.  They’re working manual labor so they can stay here and the American businesses that hire illegal workers do so at a lower wage, because hiring illegals at cheap labor increases their profits (which to many is just as bad as hiring illegal workers). School districts also have to accommodate children from families that are here illegally, increasing welfare and food problems within the schools.  In California, Janet Napolitano announced $5 million in subsidies for illegal students.  Is this one reason California is broke?

Supreme Court Judge Sonya Sotomayer equates labeling illegals as “illegal” as an insult.  Someone please tell this Supreme Court justice that it is illegal that they are breaking the law of the land… I suggest Judge Sotomayer should try going to any other country and living there illegally and see what happens.

For example, entering Mexico illegally is a felony and punishable with a two year jail sentence.  Michelle Malkin reported in 2010 the Mexican policy for illegals, “If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome”.

Australia has implemented a policy stating that all illegals arriving on a boat will be sent to Papau New Guinea for processing and resettlement and none will be allowed to stay in the country.

Border security anyone?

Bottom line, I think we all know the liberals want illegals here to vote in future elections.  Amnesty is not the answer to the immigration problem; we cannot afford to have this many people on welfare and survive as a nation.

In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act penalized companies that hired illegals.  Fast forward to 2005; a bill was passed that gave the U.S Intelligence Agency an overhaul.  This bill necessitated hiring 10,000 more border patrol agents to cover the eight thousand mile border between the U.S.A and Mexico.  This is in addition to the 9,500 already in place. The Bush Administration submitted a budget to hire only 200 more agents, thus ignoring the law.

To allow amnesty is a travesty and an insult to the millions of people who came here the legal way.  The legal way is a very long drawn out process and can take people years to get here and stay.

Topping this, Mexican gangs have been increasing in U.S cities and reports state that up to 80% of crime in the U.S. is committed by gangs and that gang membership in this country has grown to 1 million, an increase of 200,000 in the last few years, bringing with them more illegal drugs to infiltrate this nation.

Call your senators and tell them to speak up and say “no” to illegals and “yes” to secure the border.

Barbara Cook

Barbara J. Cook (Cookie) is enjoying living in the panhandle of Florida educating special needs children in a middle school (ask her about it sometime!). In order to de-stress, Barbara runs, reads, and writes, and yes, she cooks too: (that's another reason she runs!) She lives with her Mr. Cookie and chickens, dogs, cats and various others. Growing up in Europe as a child and spending several years as a military wife, Cookie learned to appreciate and respect diversity in people choosing to live by the phrase, agree to disagree. What is important to Cookie is family, faith, and fun. Cookie is involved in PolitiChicks because she says 'if we don't, who will?' Visit her website at: and

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