Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Friday, November 04, 2005

European & Israeli Lessons to be Learned

Mother nature has endowed creatures with a wonderful learning mechanism that we humans call pain. Kind of a do that again stupid and it will hurt again system designed to improve the probability of survival. The smarter of the animals don’t do it again. The not so smart may not survive. Mother nature gave we humans another survival tool: the ability to observe others in pain and to extrapolate it to our own condition.

Europe and Israel are in dissimilar pain from the same root cause, the relentless crush of an expanding Muslim world. In the case of Israel, the Muslim intent to “wipe Israel off the map” is clear and recently stated by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No matter how you spin it, that is exactly the fate that many Muslims want for Israel.

The Israeli lesson to be learned is that if you have a border which is constantly violated, build a wall and they will no longer come. At least not as easily and not in great droves. Israel’s problem was the infiltration of terrorist bombers. Did the wall stop all of the terrorist bombers from getting in? No, but it sure reduced them. There was a loud clamor of protest from much of the world when Israel began to build the wall. To Israel’s credit, they disregarded their detractors and did what they had to do to improve their national security.

It is clear that the U.S. must build a wall along the entire border with Mexico to stem the flood of illegal immigrants. It is true that most of those immigrants are simply economic refugees seeking a better life. But, some of those refugees come with ideological baggage that is not positive for America.

One Lebanese native living in Tijuana, (was) convicted of smuggling 200 Lebanese into the United States, some with known ties to Hezbollah, which the United States considers a terror group.

U.S. border officials are quick to point out there is no credible evidence of terrorists actually slipping across…

The above statement by U.S. Border officials is about as stupid a comment as you can get. If you leave the barn door open long enough, the horse will walk out. And, frankly the absence of evidence that any of the terrorists wandering around the country crossed the U.S.- Mexican border illegally does not assure that it has not already happened.

A border fence is equally important, if not more so, to stop the tidal wave of economic illegal aliens. I did not say that we must stop the inflow of legal aliens. There is no doubt that this country does need plenty of unskilled labor. The trick is to not get ourselves into a dilemma like Europe.

Europe is on the cusp of a social upheaval never before witnessed. The opening salvos of Muslim and native European conflict began long ago, and it is evolving into an unmanageable, seething cauldron. The current riots in Paris are the latest permutation.
Europe got itself into this problem by deliberately importing Muslims from Turkey and North Africa as sources of cheap labor. The creation of Islamo-fascist breeding grounds not withstanding, Europe made a slight miscalculation. What do you do with all of the people who are begat by the immigrants? The unfortunate fact is that the burgeoning second generation of the immigrants has found themselves without jobs in a stagnant society. The result was certainly a ripe environment for social upheaval, if there ever was one.

The U.S. is in an earlier stage of the same problem except we did not actively import the immigrants. We just turned a blind eye and allowed it to happen. Make no mistake about it, politicians beholding to business interests and politicians beholding to immigrant social and liberal issues failed to see the big picture. I hope the picture is clear now that it is illuminated by the arson fires of Paris. But, don’t bet on it. The American public, and as a consequence its politicians, is notoriously myopic. Take for example the Bush administration’s position on the border issue.

In fiscal 2005, Chertoff said, the Border Patrol caught 160,000 non-Mexican illegal immigrants. Because there wasn't enough detention space to hold them until their cases could be heard in immigration courts, 120,000 were released. Most of those didn't show up for court. Chertoff plans to add 2,000 detention beds in 2006 - bringing the total to 21,000…

Is that plan totally absurd or what? We can not even house the non-Mexican illegal immigrants, and they are the minority. What about all the Mexicans? Let me figure this out. I am an illegal alien, and I am illegal because I can either not qualify for legal immigration or it is just too much trouble to do so. So you arrest me and make me promise to return for a hearing so that you can deport me. Is it not interesting that some idiots actually return for the hearing? These people are really way to stupid to be allowed too remain in this country.

Reducing illegal immigration has become a priority for the U.S. government since the 9/11 attacks by foreign terrorists. The government has stepped up security at official points of entry, but the overall flow of illegal immigrants into the USA hasn't waned. Along the U.S.-Mexican border in fiscal 2005, the Border Patrol arrested 1.1 million people.

1.1 million people? And, that’s only the ones we caught! But, wait Chertoff wants to increase the detention bed number to 21,000 in 2006. In his defense, he states that he also wants to speed up the removal of illegal immigrants. That is certainly a relief to know. How about a program that you leave the same day you are caught? That would certainly reduce the need for an increase in detention beds.

Chertoff said, "We are not talking about building a giant wall across our borders,". Furthermore, “…the Bush administration already has taken a stand against building a fence along the 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico.” Why not?

At least one politician, Duncan Hunter, is saying differently.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) on Thursday called for constructing a high-tech fence along the nation's border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico as part of a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration.

The proposal would also increase penalties on employers who hire ndocumented workers, step up deportation of illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. and deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal entrants, among a host of enforcement measures.

Hunter is right on the mark. This country needs workers, not dependant families of illegal aliens. It is the dependant family issue of European migrants that has fueled the current European crisis.

Money flowing from Mexican nationals working in the U.S. to their homeland is the greatest source of money for the Mexican economy. To suddenly cut off that flow would be counter-productive for the U.S. and disastrous for Mexico.

Here is a good program:

  • Build the fence along the entire border.
  • Create a guest worker program with a limited duration for each worker.
  • Allow currently gainfully employed illegal aliens without a criminal record (other than the immigration violation) to apply for admittance to the guest worker program.
  • After a grace period for illegal aliens to register as guest workers, actively deport illegal aliens and penalize their employers.
  • Do not allow citizenship upon birth for the progeny of either illegal aliens or guest workers.
  • Do not allow a guest worker to apply for citizenship until he qualifies under the same criteria of other foreigners applying for citizenship.
  • Institute escalating penalties for employers employing illegal aliens.
It’s get tough time on the illegal alien issue America, or suffer the consequences.