Lou Dobbs Weighs In On “Immigrants” and the Radicals

and pretty bluntly.

We all awoke to headlines in our nation’s most important newspapers reminding us that this is “A Day Without Immigrants.” Not illegal immigrants, mind you, but immigrants.
USA Today headlined today’s demonstrations and boycott “On Immigration’s Front Lines.” The New York Times headlines its story “With Calls for Boycott by Immigrants, Employers Gird for Unknown.” The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times are both calling its coverage “The Immigration Debate.”
These major newspapers obviously don’t want to disturb their readers with the information that today’s demonstrations and boycott are about illegal immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens.
But only one newspaper, to its credit, reported that illegal aliens and their supporters’ boycott of the national economy on the First of May is clear evidence that radical elements have seized control of the movement.
The Washington Post, alone among national papers, reported that ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) has become an active promoter of the national boycott.
…”The meat packers are confirming what we know,” says University of Maryland economics professor Peter Morici, “and that is that this large group of illegal aliens in the United States is lowering the wage rate of semiskilled workers, people who are high school dropouts or high school graduates with minimal training.”
In fact, a meat-packing job paid $19 an hour in 1980, but today that same job pays closer to $9 an hour, according to the Labor Department. That’s entirely consistent with what we’ve been reporting — that illegal aliens depress wages for U.S. workers by as much as $200 billion a year in addition to placing a tremendous burden on hospitals, schools and other social services.

A good, GOOD read. (A Warm Swill Salute to the eagle eyed Kcruella for the heads up!)

One Response to “Lou Dobbs Weighs In On “Immigrants” and the Radicals”

  1. Bill says:

    I think we should think about doing this with all Illegal Aliens wanting to come into our country.
    This may seem long, but it is a true account of a US citizen that has worked in Mexico. I hope you will take time to read to read his story!!!
    Subject: Work Permits in Mexico
    This makes some very interesting reading:
    The following was from a director with SW BELL in Mexico City:
    I spent five years working in Mexico.
    I worked under a tourist visa for three months and
    could legally renew it for three more months. After
    that you were working illegally. I was technically
    illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval.
    During that six months our Mexican and US Attorneys
    were working to secure a permanent work visa
    called a FM3. It was in addition to my US passport
    that I had to show each time I entered and left the
    country. Barbara’s was the same except hers did not
    permit her to work.
    To apply for the FM3 I needed to submit the
    following notarized originals (not copies) of my:
    1. Birth certificates for Barbara and me.
    2. Marriage certificate.
    3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.
    4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation.
    5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors
    I had worked for at least one year.
    6. A letter from The ST. Louis Chief of Police indicating I had no arrest record in the US and no outstanding warrants and was “a citizen in good standing.”
    7. Finally; I had to write a letter about myself that
    clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen
    with my skills and why my skills were important to
    Mexico. We called it our “I am the greatest person on
    earth” letter. It was fun to write.
    All of the above were in English that had to be
    translated into Spanish and be certified as legal
    translations and our signatures notarized. It
    produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with
    English on the left side and Spanish on the right.
    Once they were completed Barbara and I spent
    about five hours accompanied by a Mexican attorney
    touring Mexican government office locations and
    being photographed and fingerprinted at least three
    times. At each location (and we remember at least
    four locations) we were instructed on Mexican tax,
    labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were
    required to obey their laws or face the consequences.
    We could not protest any of the government’s actions
    or we would be committing a felony. We paid out
    four thousand dollars in fees and bribes to complete
    the process. When this was done we could legally
    bring in our household goods that were held by US
    customs in Laredo Texas. This meant we rented
    furniture in Mexico while awaiting our goods. There
    were extensive fees involved here that the company
    We could not buy a home and were required to rent
    at very high rates and under contract and compliance
    with Mexican law.
    We were required to get a Mexican drivers license.
    This was an amazing process. The company arranged
    for the licensing agency to come to our headquarters
    location with their photography and finger print
    equipment and the laminating machine. We showed
    our US license, were photographed and fingerprinted
    again and issued the license instantly after paying
    out a six dollar fee. We did not take a written or
    driving test and never received instructions on the
    rules of the road. Our only instruction was never
    give a policeman your license if stopped and asked.
    We were instructed to hold it against the inside
    window away from his grasp. If he got his hands
    on it you would have to pay ransom to get it back.
    We then had to pay and file Mexican income tax
    annually using the number of our FM3 as our ID
    number. The companies Mexican accountants did
    this for us and we just signed what they prepared.
    It was about twenty legal size pages annually.
    The FM 3 was good for three years and renewable
    for two more after paying more fees.
    Leaving the country meant turning in the FM3 and
    certifying we were leaving no debts behind and no
    outstanding legal affairs (warrants, tickets or liens)
    before our household goods were released to
    It was a real adventure and If any of our Senators
    or Congressmen went through it once they would
    have a different attitude toward Mexico.
    The Mexican Government uses its vast military and
    police forces to keep its citizens intimidated and
    compliant. They never protest at their White House
    or government offices but do protest daily in front
    of the United States Embassy. The US embassy looks
    like a strongly reinforced fortress and during most
    protests the Mexican Military surround the block
    with their men standing shoulder to shoulder in full
    riot gear to protect the Embassy. These protests are
    never shown on US or Mexican TV. There is a large
    public park across the street where they do their
    protesting. Anything can cause a protest such as
    proposed law changes in California or Texas.
    Please feel free to share this with everyone who
    thinks we are being hard on illegal immigrants.

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