TOUGHEST OF QUESTIONS—WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE INVASION?
I am an immigrant—to Poland—so it would be unfair to characterise me as xenophobic or anti-immigrant—as the old joke goes, “I are one.” I came to Poland legally, or it is unlikely I would still be here. Unlike America, the laws here are tough and they are enforced. I am married to a Polish citizen, yet that does not mean that I can ever be one.
To be considered for citizenship, I must first live here supporting myself for at least five years—asking nothing from government—before I can even apply for any status but temporary residency, and I am not allowed to take any job that could be taken by a Pole, including a fairly long list of them. Fair enough.
Second, I must become fluent to the B1 level in this language, which now ranks as the most difficult on earth (it was Mandarin, but it was simplified many years ago, leaving Polish as the toughest). I expected the same of those who migrated to my country, so rather than complaining, I’m complying.
And as simple courtesy, being an immigrant, I don’t try to tell these people how they should do things, run their country, or try to force my ways and foreign ideas on them—as certain ideologies now assert the right to do in America. The Poles don’t allow it, and if I came for that reason, they think I should be rejected and deported, but If I want to live among them as a Pole, I am welcome.
RESULTS OF SENSIBLE IMMIGRATION POLICIES
And guess what? Not a single terrorist act has ever occurred on Polish soil, there is almost full employment, and this nation was just rated the ‘safest for women’ in Europe. Could these policies and outcomes be related? You bet.
And I don’t consider any of these requirements to be anything but reasonable or sensible. That is actually the way most of the world handles this question, outside of Prog-run ‘no-border’ nut farms, all of which are presently being overrun by those hostile to their way of life--but too weak to resist them or save their cultures.
We Americans had a long history of being welcoming to all who wanted to come and help us build our nation or contribute to that effort. Like Poland, no one was given a handout or a leg up except perhaps by the Church or charities—all voluntarily. No one tried to force us to bow to their cultures or support them—they came to America to be like us. To be part of us. And that system worked well, only attracting those who wanted to be here for the right reasons rather than for a handout. They just wanted an opportunity, and they became one of us quickly, rather than being used to divide us as Americans for political purposes, or ask us to teach them and the next generation of their family in their own language or former cultural surroundings and mores.
Immigrants had to learn our language and be productive or starve, like I am doing now in Poland. No one else was forced to pay for them or made to feel guilty for asking them to pay their own fair share.
WRONG INCENTIVES, BAD RESULTS
Fast forward to the American Welfare State and the reasons people give for migrating to our nation and you will find that they are vastly different. I know, as I spent seven years being moved 29 times between ICE detention centres all over America with mostly Hispanic immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico and I know their reasons for coming to the United States from living with them, helping them on their legal cases, and hearing their stories, as editor of the hispanic prison newspaper, Despierta America!.
The reasons stated were generally not good ones or positive for our nation. Mainly, it was to sell drugs or access our generous welfare system—but again—those were the immigrants already arrested for murder, rape, robbery or drug crimes.
So when the Clintons, Pelosis and Schumers try to tell me they are all warm and fuzzy simply wanting to do jobs Americans won’t do, I know better. Anybody leaving an American prison would take any job he could, so I know that’s a lie, and I watched nine men carried out on stretchers, in wheelchairs, and in chains just one morning over breakfast when rival hispanic gangs had a rumble.
The MS-13 men who started it screamed their gang motto “Murder, Rape, Control!,” while knifing their opponents with sharpened toothbrushes and ‘shivs’. The motto has been recently modified to “Murder, Rape, Conrol, Repeat” but you get the picture.
I knew many of the human traffickers as well from Guatemala and Honduras from having worked on their cases (which probably kept me alive, as I was useful to them) but nice or well-intentioned about our nation, are not words I can apply to any of those men I met.
THE REAL REASONS FOR THESE UNSAFE POLICIES IN AMERICA
While Jeff Bezos’ employees at the The Washington Post, and Chicago Op-Ed pieces (May 9th, 2018) try to tell us that America is safer with illegal immigrants, that is an outright lie that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can debunk for them with the actual numbers.
Statistically, an illegal alien is three times more likely to commit a felony according to his agency--the one that arrested and prosecuted them--and I believe the State of Texas over Jeff Bezos/Soros gang on the left who are promoting this invasion, or anything the Koch Brothers want to preach on the right to talk us into accepting this nonsense, after my own experiences. I lived with them.
If the Bezoses, Soroses,Kochs, Waltons and others of their enormous wealth really cared so much about people, why are we subsidizing their employees with food stamps and welfare to the tune of $150 billion a year?
‘Public records obtained by the New Food Economy, a nonprofit news organization, show that thousands of Amazon employees rely on the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) to make ends meet. As many as 1 in 3 Amazon employees in Arizona — and about 1 in 10 in Pennsylvania and Ohio — receive food stamps, according to an April report by the New Food Economy, based in New York.’
Bezos’ workers are so poorly paid that we have to take care of them and the Koch brothers only want cheap(er) labor. Soros just wants to disrupt America and take down its Constitution by any means necessary and all are willing to put those who do not live in their gated communities at risk for their own agendas, and I say shame on them and the politicians they own on both sides, who would rather take their money, than protect us and our families--or America.
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
Is it ‘cruel’, as we are being told, to want to keep our own American culture and maintain a reasonable standard of life and living for our own children? If so, I’m so tired of the mush mouth nonsense about foreign 'children’ (and everything but the truth) that I really don’t care any more. I’m more worried about the 1,200 Texas mothers whose babies were killed by illegal aliens just since 2011, than the babies the gangs dropped off at our border years ago, many of whom did it. Yes, an estimated 30% of those murders were committed by so-called ‘Dreamers’ who were actually ‘Nightmares’—again, according to the government of Texas that arrested and convicted them.
If it’s just about cheap labor for the super-rich and votes for the plutocrats and Progs, I say let’s #stoptheflood. What about us?
But since when did you hear of a politicians who really cared or listened to We the People if the Bezos/Soros/Walton/Koch billionaires demanded something against OUR wishes? It's like no one cares--and I suspect they don't.
87% of us want stronger immigration rules and borders while both sides of the aisle in Congress just yawn and push it down the road—promising every two years they’ll fix it, just to get re-elected. Why do we keep on believing them? It’s crazy.
It’s time we called for a Convention of States (www.conventionofstates.com) and got them back in line by making it illegal for any politician to take a dime except from warm-blooded, breathing human beings who have the right to vote in their districts. A single penny from a Corporation, foreign government, PAC, union, or even a political party to buy their loyalty away from us—their real constituents—should send the giver and receiver to jail.
And until we get over our socialist experiment under Progressive rule and get real once more, we need borders that are impenetrable; we need smart policies that allow only immigrants who can support themselves or contribute to our nation (rather than expecting something from us); and they all need to take a pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, which if they ever violate—such as promoting anti-American groups or ideologies—is cause for them to be returned to their nation of origin upon evidence of this.
WHAT ABOUT THE INVASION ON ITS WAY RIGHT NOW?
To stop the hordes of --most recently estimated at 10,000-14,000-- currently on their way to invade the United States, it’s time to not only deploy the military, but to make it more difficult to get through to the border itself, until sensible immigration policies are restored and enforced.
Congress should step up and officially declare this a war (something they have not had the courage to do since WWII, by the way) as this is just that—a war. It’s an invasion. We’ve been threatened, we’ve been warned, and they’re on the way with pitchforks to the castle right now. Thanks to the limp-wrists and Bezos-Koch ‘suckers’ (take it any way you want to) in Congress, they can just walk across and our pathetic laws will make it a costly hassle to get even a few of them back to their home nations--by intent. Those are Koch workers and Nancy voters--and both say the hell with us.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security” and they should be deployed to the border immediately, to construct barricades just as our nation used in other times of war. While that may sound cruel, it is the only way to prevent or even slow down those who would storm our nation illegally. Those who make it through knowing that we have deemed them hostile, should be immediately arrested and made prisoners of war—with no rights of any kind to ever live among us now, soon, or ever. That will put a stop to it.
This will not be popular, but stringing that razor wire and building those makeshift barricades—upturned bridges used by Seabees could even work—anything, until the President gets his wall—but anything at all that will stop those who care about themselves or their families from trying to come through is good. Those that do—well that’s on them, not the President. They came in as hostiles, and they should be treated as such--no rights except under the Geneva convention as POWs.
But without some spine in Congress to back the President and a resolution or declaration of war to officially identify these invaders as the hostiles that they are—and give him powers to detain them without rights or regress other than deportation or incarceration—then they have put us all at risk and it’s on Congress—not the President.
The RINOS and PROGS want this invasion simply to hurt the President, knowing that if he actually acts in his nation’s best interest he will be vilified, and may both groups on right and left rot in Hell for such self-serving cynicism, while doing great harm to our nation and its people.
We need to give the president a team--no more Flakes, McCains, and Corkers of the Right, and no more Progs on the left. It's time for all of us, black, white, brown, yellow, red or green--I don't care what color--but it's time for all Americans who like being that, to come together and get this fixed on November 6th.
Howell W. Woltz
The International Centre for Justice
Author of “Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution” (2018) and a new novel “The Lawyers Guild” which will be released in November of this year.
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz. Howell is the European Correspondent for The Richardson Post and Chairman of The International Centre for Justice.