A Spade Is A Spade
A graph entitled "The VDare.com Worker Displacement Index" in a recent Article differentiates between Hispanic employment and non-Hispanic employment and alleges that the difference between these two lines represents American worker displacement. To conclude that all Hispanics are immigrants or take away jobs from Americans is preposterous. Many Hispanics are American-born or naturalized citizens and some are legal immigrants. The undocumented are just one component measured as Hispanic by the Census Bureau. To say that if an American-born Hispanic or a naturalized Hispanic displaces an "American worker" when employed is ridiculous. The only correct conclusion that one can draw from the assumptions made in this graph is that it represents open xenophobia in that all Hispanics are considered as un-American. We regret that many in the general press refer to such xenophobes as
"anti-illegal advocates". As the nomenclature on this graph shows, these advocates are anti-immigration advocates and are hiding behind the fig leaf of "anti-illegal". Let's call a spade a spade.
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I think the best answer to Robert Yang's letter's (10/26/07 ID) question why our attitudes toward illegal immigration are so inhumane is that most of our legal and illegal immigrants are not from Germany or other countries in Northern or Western Europe, but from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. If most immigrants, legal or illegal, were from Europe, there would be so such thing as an "immigration problem" in the US, Tom Tancredo would be looking for another issue to demagogue, Lou Dobbs would be out of a job,and anyone who suggested that illegal immigration was a serious issue in this country would be looked on as slightly odd, to say the least. Remember the AA-1 visa "lottery" around 1990 or 1991 (I do not recall the exact year), which was, in effect, an amnesty for white immigrants only, with a minimum of 30,000 green cards set aside for Irish applicants, most of whom were here illegally. With the exception of Indonesia and Japan, and perhaps one or two countries in North Africa, only predominantly white countries in Europe and Latin America were included. I do not remember hearing anyone shouting "No ammnesty for illegals" then.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
Responding to ID's comment (10/26/07 ID), those red states should declare their own independence and stop taking welfare from wealthier blue states tax payers and we need to erect border plus the land mines to make sure they won't come to blue states to "immigrate" illegally and "steal" our jobs and get a little lesson of how is the feeling of being a poor "illegal immigrant" themselves. I am sick with self righteous "compassionate" Bible thumpers' states who call names on others and I don't feel sorry for wealthier progressive blue states to say good bye to them. It's sad day for all civilized human beings that today we deny innocent kids right to study and get a better future in this country just because their parents brought them here "illegally". Why ones must punish these bright students for the "sin" of their parents. Won't it be fair and humane enough to let them stay, study and fully contribute as Americans as well. Hope any readers here have a little empathy on these kids and tell the Congress to stop costly wars, invest in Americans and stop scape goating immigrants as cover up of convenience.
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ID's comment (10/24/07) stated: "The DREAM vote is significant because it is a bellwether for passage of all other pending
immigration bills...". I hope ID is correct and that the vote on the DREAM Act amnesty will mean an end to all the rest of the "pending" piece-meal amnesties. At some point it may become clear, even to politicians, that a large majority of Americans want secure borders and an end to illegal immigration, to the extent possible. Then, polls have shown, Americans would consider some kind of limited amnesty for some of those illegal aliens already here.
John H. Frecker
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