One Mexican American View
A recent Reuben Navarratte Jr. editorial says, "Anyone who thinks there is no racism in this [immigration] debate should read my e-mail. You'd find that readers say things to me they'd probably never say to a columnist who wasn't Latino." For the full editorial, see here.
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Thoughts On Freedom-Absorbing Immigrants
Donald J. Boudreaux writes "America should re-open its borders to immigrants."
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In light of Mr. Algase's letter (04/14/08 ID), I do feel obliged to point out that for much of the period of restrictionist immgration policy the letter decries, immigration from Latin America was unlimited. It was only after the once-promising economies of that region continued to underperform that the the pressure for massive flows of non-English speaking manual laborers really picked up. I doubt there would be much opposition to even Mexican immigration if Latin American immigration continued to consist largely of entrepreneurs, intellectuals and middle-class exiles from the latest progressive pipe-dream. Our working and potentially working classes ought not be further marginalized in order to make up for Mexico's idiotic nationalizations, violent public sector unions, endemic corruption and government enforced monopolies. We can logically have our pick of the most productive immigrants from the entire world. As an added bonus, if we pick them from across the globe, they will be far more easily assimilated as homogenous ghettoes (in this case barrios) will be far harder to create. We ought to excercise that option.
Honza Prchal, Esq.
A New York Times article in the April 12 issue chronicles the travails of persons denied citizenship and thrown into deportation because they run afoul of highly technical immigration statutes. Applicants for naturalization can be denied and deported if they fail the good moral character standard because of a conviction of certain crimes, or if they give false testimony to gain immigration benefits. The article, a tear jerking criticism of the American immigration system, chronicles Dr. Pedro Servano a 25-year permanent resident with four US citizen children. He married his wife in the Philippines before they immigrated to the US, each through 1st preference family based petitions filed by their respective US citizen mothers. Because 1st preference family (unmarried adult son/daughter of USC) was many years quicker than 4th preference family (married adult son/daughter of USC), the Servanos, like many Filipinos, hid the fact of their Philippines marriage and immigrated as 1st preference. Twenty-five years later, upon application for US citizenship, a wide-awake CIS adjudications officer noticed the pre-entry Philippines marriage and his 1st preference visa, rather than the years slower 4th preference on which he and his wife should have entered. Servano is now in deportation proceedings, charged with visa fraud. What is amazing is that the NY Times article claims this is a shock to him. Now thereís the predictable hue and cry from their small Pennsylvania community, where Dr. Servano is a respected physician, berating the immigration law in favor of this scofflaw, who is fighting deportation on humanitarian grounds. The moral of the story: donít lie in immigration matters, and in all instances, hire a good lawyer to prepare your naturalization application, or to advise not filing if something in your past puts you in a Servano situation.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
Welcome to how INS is doing their job (see headlines 04/14/08 ID). How is the illegality going to diminished if the final action is denial and separation of the family?
Gladys C. Farris
It's very interesting to read all the pro and contra of immigration issues, particularly written by Mr. Algase (04/14/08 ID). I see so much truth in his letters and also see so much double standard and hypocrisy in others' letters who disagree with him. The simplest question is will anybody who support any draconian immigration laws today will support the same laws applied to their ancestors in the past. The only way to end this debate is by admitting that all human beings are created equal and with dignity and rights to seek happiness, better lives and opportunities. The only way to preserve Americans' jobs is by investing on our education. 50% of US students in the cities drop out. And many Americans didn't even know the capital of their own state, many are dumb, ignorant and yet arrogant. How can we expect to compete with Chinese, Indians, Russians, Europeans etc. in the global stage? Even we close the border and have zero immigrants coming in, it wouldn't guarantee security of Americans' jobs. Jobs, capitals etc. are "liquid" and they can move to anywhere that is more attractive, lucrative and more competitive. It's time for vote and change. Change from an expensive war monger leadership who bankrupt this country into a smarter one who cares about this country and us, the Americans.
ID's links to CIS Ombudsman's Q&As (see 04/15/08 ID) only provided the questions, but not the answers. Please email me the answers or post them.
Editor's note: The items incorrectly stated that the answers were included. Corresponding answers have not yet been released by the CIS Ombudsman's Office. We will post the corresponding answers once it becomes available.
While the Roger Algase letter (4/14/08 ID) is correct that the US
pre-1965 entry policies were, "heavily skewed toward Northern
Europe", it does not equate to a "white supremacist view" or racism.
The primary intent was to limit numbers and it was natural and their
free right to do so in an approximate mix of the populace of the day.
Most nations pursue a similar policy today. For the letter or anyone to
claim they have no bias towards whites while rabidly pursuing a goal of,
"giving immigrants from all over the world an equal chance at the American
dream, regardless of race or national origin" is duplicity, both in
logic and in observed actions. In March 2008, the world's population
zoomed past 6.6 billion and with present unprecedented rates, will reach
nearly 9 billion by the year 2050. Even a portion of these coming will
change the unique experiment that was American liberty into just another
third world country and whites a minority which is in process. Is there any
wonder why citizens don't trust any form of CIR that schemes to legalize the
millions of illegals and bring millions more after the 1965 and 1986
failed promises. Our infrastructures and environment cannot continue to
take in such large entry numbers. To do so results in the destruction
of America which seems to be what some marxists wish. To secure
America, we need to drastically limit and select entry, abolish the visa
waiver program and sanctuary cities, prevent birth citizenship, track
and remove visa overstayers, deport illegals physically and by attrition
of benefits, fully secure the borders, make illegal presence a felony,
reduce spending, honor the Constitution and to have foreign and domestic
policies that favor US citizens, not Iraq and others.
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