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What about American families?

By Staff | Dec 3, 2014

To the editor:

Emperor Obama has declared that his illegal, unconstitutional executive order, which basically gives amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, is all about compassion for the families, the children. I ask, what about American families and children???

Unbelievably, the Department of Homeland Security has declared drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers and gun offenders will not be top deportation priorities. How many American citizens have been killed or hurt by illegals driving drunk, due to buying dope from illegals, been shot or stabbed by lawless illegals or been sexually abused? The 2006 House Committee on Homeland Security Border Report found every year an estimated 4,300 American citizens lose their lives by an illegal immigrant. That same year, the Department of Homeland Security estimated that illegal immigrants molest more than 2,900 children each year. These numbers are certainly higher eight years later and are consequences that could have been prevented if the border had been secured and existing U.S. immigration laws enforced. The system is not broken, but laws have been.

It is estimated that illegal aliens make up approximately 30 percent of the population in federal, state and local prisons and that the total cost of incarcerating them is almost $2 billion annually. $15 billion or more annually is spent to educate illegals and another almost $20 billion to educate “anchor babies.” Is the education system being dumbed down to accommodate them at a cost to American citizen children?

As to the claim they will pick our crops, in California only 2 percent of illegals pick crops while 29 percent are on some form of welfare. And since fewer than 50 percent of illegals have a high school education, they will be working for minimum wage, probably, pay no tax and be eligible to receive an Earned Income Tax Credit for which you and I will pay!

As of early October, the Center for Disease Control estimated there were close to 700 cases of the Enterovirus V68 with five deaths of children due to it. While there have been sporadic outbreaks of this disease in the United States since 1987, this is by far the largest outbreak. This virus has been diagnosed in illegal immigrant children who were detained this summer in Texas but many thousands more were put on buses or planes to other parts of the country without examinations. I believe there is a case to be made that there could well be a correlation.

At some point, these illegal immigrant children’s families made a conscious decision to break U.S. law. Emperor Obama made a conscious decision to lie to the American people and ignore the Constitution. Decisions have consequences. Unfortunately, it seems there will not be consequences but rather rewards – free stuff and amnesty for illegals here now and who are sure to stream across the borders in future, and votes for Democrats. An emboldened emperor will work, seemingly without impunity, for another two years to tear down the country he hates.

If you’re not incensed, if you’re not disgusted, if you can possibly still not realize what Obama’s fundamental transformation of America really means, you’re not paying attention. That also carries consequences.

Kathy Jones

Saint James City