Common Sense Solutions to the Illegal Alien Crisis

By Dave Gibson
Published in The Social Contract
Volume 26, Number 2 (Winter 2016)
Issue theme: "Immigration Briefing Book"

We are so often told that illegal immigration is a “complicated” issue and that it would either be “unfair” or “too hard” to defend this nation from foreign nationals who have no legal right to be here.

Well, with citizens being raped and murdered by illegal aliens on a daily basis, and the fewest number of Americans working since 1977, it is time to try!

What follows is a short list of solutions, which could be easily undertaken, if only we had someone in the White House willing to carry them out.

First, place the military on the border

Rather than sending a few hundred National Guardsmen to the 2,000 mile-long border under orders to never stop anyone entering this country illegally, the way Presidents Bush and Obama did, if, say, 20,000 troops along with their tanks, helicopters, and U.S. Air Force over-flights were utilized along the border (the same way we do for other countries), illegal entries would come to a screeching halt.

During a July 2010 news conference at the Pentagon, Gen. Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told reporters that National Guard troops would begin a yearlong deployment on August 1, along the 2,000-mile-long U.S./Mexican border, The Dallas Morning News reported.

While the 1,200 troops were armed, they could only use their weapons for self-defense. The troops were distributed along the border as follows:

• Arizona...524

• Texas...250

• California...224

• New Mexico...72

With another 130 troops assigned to something called a “national liaison office.”

One item which Gen. Craig let slip during the press conference was the fact that the states of Arizona, Texas, California, and New Mexico combined, were currently contributing 54,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

However, the federal government could only supply 1,200 troops back to that region, though that corner of our nation is being invaded by drug dealers and human smugglers.

The number of troops sent to the expansive and incredibly dangerous border amounted to 0.6 soldiers for every mile of the border. This, combined with the questionable rules of engagement under which they were deployed, made the mission nothing more than a pitiable, political gesture from the White House.

In 2005, the Bush administration began to use U.S. combat troops to patrol the borders which define Iraq. In fact, at the time, he announced that there would be a complete lock-down on Iraq’s borders during that nation’s elections. Obama has also used our troops in that same capacity, as well as in providing border security for Afghanistan. While protecting the borders of foreign lands has been a priority for both Presidents Bush and Obama, neither has ever shown a portion of that commitment to their own country.

The Mexican border could and should be made a permanent duty station for U.S. troops. This would allow the Border Patrol to fully staff the official entry points, which would dramatically reduce the amount of drugs as well as the number of criminals coming into this country through the official crossing checkpoints on a daily basis.

It would seem that the taxpayers of Arizona, Texas, California, and New Mexico are working for the security of foreign lands, rather than for that of their own states.

We could simply take the troops from Germany, where 38,000 U.S. troops are stationed, or any number of other locations around the world (28,500 are now stationed in Korea), and use our military to protect our own border.1

If, after 60 years, the Republic of Korea cannot defend itself from North Korea’s penniless, half-starved population, then they are no strategic ally of the U.S. and should be given six-months’ notice that we are leaving to defend our own people.

Second, mandatory prison sentences for CEOs who hire illegal aliens

Whether it is a landscaping company run out of someone’s kitchen in Cicero, Illinois; a 30-unit independent hotel in Virginia Beach; or a corporate giant such as Tyson Foods Inc., once caught with illegal aliens in their employ, the head of that company should spend the next ten years of his/her life in prison.

Additionally, a percentage of that company’s profits commensurate with the percentage of their employees who are illegal aliens should be seized.

Third, cut off all federal funds to cities that have “sanctuary policies” for illegal aliens

If a city such as Chicago, which has such a policy in place, refuses to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by not allowing police officers either to inquire into or report the immigration status of those arrested, thus shielding criminal aliens from notification and eventual deportation, their funds will be immediately suspended. No more federal money for roads, schools, no special grants, no construction projects funded with federal money—nothing!

Only once all municipal agencies in that city are found to be in compliance, will federal funds be restored.

Fourth, require anyone registering a child in a public school to provide proof of U.S. citizenship

Illegal aliens have been getting a free education for their children on the backs of American taxpayers for far too long. The practice has led to overcrowded classrooms, “English as a second language” courses in all of the border states, and, as we saw in 2014, an epidemic of paralytic Enterovirus.

The amount of money spent per child in public school annually varies from state to state, as well as district to district. However, it averages several thousands of dollars per child. Why should American taxpayers be subsidizing the families of illegal aliens?

If parents were required to provide proof of citizenship to register the child, many illegal aliens would simply leave the country. You take away the things that draw them here and most will deport themselves.

The state of California is now bankrupt largely due to years of allowing Mexicans to illegally move their families to the state. Overwhelmed with children who speak only Spanish, they can no longer provide a decent education for American-born children.

Fifth, begin mass deportations

Again, if you take away the goodies (jobs, free education, in-state college tuition, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.), most will return to Mexico and Central America on their own. However, there will remain a number of illegal aliens who will refuse to leave, a great many of whom will be hardcore criminals (gang members, drug dealers, etc.). These human predators will only return home if forcibly removed.

We have heard so many times that it is “impossible to deport 12 million people.”

First, the number of illegal aliens in this country is closer to 40 million; second, nothing is impossible.

As was proven six decades ago (during Operation Wetback), most will leave after they are denied the services they now steal with ease. The rest would be deported upon arrest for other crimes.2

Additionally, the next president must be willing to take military action against the Mexican cartels, as well as the governmnet forces which protect them.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered General John J. Pershing to lead an invasion into Mexico, against Pancho Villa’s forces. Villa’s bandits were making constant incursions into the U.S. and regularly robbing, raping, and killing Americans living in towns along the border. These criminals operated openly due to rampant corruption among Mexican political and military leaders.

Units of the Mexican military regularly cross the border into this country. The well-armed units escort drug and human smugglers and even fire upon U.S. Border Patrol agents. It is estimated that Latin American drug cartels spend more than $500 million annually paying off high-ranking Mexican military and police officials.

Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) said in a 2002 interview:

There’s no doubt Mexican military units along the border are being controlled by drug cartels, and not by Mexico City. The military units operate freely, with little or no direction, and several of them have made numerous incursions into the United States.

In January 2008, the Department of Homeland Security reported that since 1996, there had been 278 known incursions by the Mexican military into the United States. They are often seen providing armed escort to drug smugglers. Incredibly, the Mexican military now enters our nation at will, with no response from the U.S. government.

Illegal aliens account for 29 percent of our total prison population . Many more Mexican criminals still roam our streets. The 18th Street Gang, and MS-13 have already taken over the streets of Los Angeles, and now they are staking out territory across the country. One million Mexican criminals are the equivalent of 50 divisions of enemy soldiers within this country.

A 2009 Department of Justice (DOJ) report identified 231 U.S. cities in which the cartels had fully functioning distribution operations, with the list stretching from Tucson to Buffalo. By 2013, the DOJ admitted in another report, cartels were operating in an astounding 1,286 American cities.3

In addition to the threat coming from the powerful cartels, thousands of American children are sexually assaulted every year by illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America, as these criminals bring their cultural attitudes towards women and children to this country.

For example, between November 1, 2013, and October 31, 2014, there were 4,317 charges of child sexual assault filed against illegal aliens in North Carolina, according to the citizens advocacy group known as NCFIRE.4

As responsible citizens, we should demand that central to any candidate’s presidential platform must be a comprehensive, aggressive plan to deal with the criminal threat posed to this nation by Mexico.

A few suggestions follow:

• A two-pronged campaign utilizing U.S. Special Forces and aerial bombing to decapitate the cartels’ leadership and destroy their production and distribution operations within Mexico.

• An invasion and occupation 20 miles deep into Mexico along the nearly 2,000-mile-long border, in order to create a buffer zone free from drug and human smugglers.

• Completion of the double-layered, Israeli-Gaza-style fence along the border, which was authorized by the 2006 Secure Fence Act (of which Obama illegally halted construction upon taking office).5

If these are not implemented and we allow yet another open-borders, Chamber of Commerce candidate to become president, we may as well start looking for another country, as this one will be lost.

We have had a succession of administrations which have failed to enforce our immigration laws, resulting in basically the erasure of our sovereign border with Mexico. Put simply, this country is slowly (or not so slowly) becoming a Third World nation, as both legal and illegal immigrants from the Third World now dominate new arrivals.

We have the infrastructure, the resources, and the right to deport as many illegal aliens from this nation as we want. The only thing we are now lacking is a federal government with the courage to do so.

The United States simply will not survive more of the same.







About the author

Dave Gibson, a former legislative aide to a Virginia state senator, has been working as a freelance writer for many years. His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Times.

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