Can You Say Chutzpah? Or Should I Say Descaro?

I believe in legal immigration – my father came to this great country in 1924 from Germany and never looked back.  But he came here legally through Ellis Island.

I’m absolutely opposed to illegal immigration and believe it’s despicable that people can break our laws and still benefit from living in this great nation.  I doubt any one of us could illegally emigrate to another country and reap any benefits from that country.  More than likely, we’d be jailed or deported.

I believe every country is a sovereign nation and should enact and enforce its own laws for the protection of its own people.  I am a firm believer in a strong southern border and have no problem with a wall or anything else which will prevent the flow of illegal immigrants into our country.

For decades, our government has been lax in protecting our southern border and has been remiss in failing to enforce our immigration laws.  Because of political correctness and politics, numerous sanctuary cities are permitted to violate federal law throughout this country with impunity.

But when one of our own states enacts a law, which mirrors the federal law, our own government unbelievably sues that state for what it perceives to be discriminatory practices.

Enter Mexican President Felipe Calderón who came to our country in April and criticized the Arizona Immigration Law saying that it “opens the door to intolerance, hate and discrimination.”

Unless you’ve been living on another planet with no access to the internet, you’ve got to know what a violent and corrupt country Mexico has become.  Clearly, she doesn’t give all her people the opportunity to obtain a decent standard of living, causing millions to escape the poverty and cross illegally into our country to achieve, at least, a modest lifestyle.

Corruption and drug-related violence is rampant.  Just this summer, Mexican prison guards let prisoners free and gave them the guns so they could murder others.  This prison-based hit squad was linked to three mass shootings in Northern Mexico.  Mexican drug cartels have placed a $250,000 bounty for the kidnapping or murder of our border patrol agents.  Our own State Department warns about the extreme violence on the border.  Earlier this year, rancher, Rob Krentz, was murdered on his property probably by a drug smuggler.  His family had received numerous threats in the past by illegal aliens trespassing on their property.

Not a week goes by when I don’t hear another report about a homicide committed by an illegal immigrant in this country.  I just read that California has the highest number of serial rapes and murders, sexual homicides, and child molestation offenses committed by illegal immigrants.  The study showed that 2% of illegal immigrants, or 240,000, are sex offenders.  It may not sound like a very big number to some, but why is even one illegal alien who is a sex offender allowed to remain in this country.  We have enough of our own deviants, we don’t need any more.

So when I listen to President Calderón criticize Arizona’s right to protect her citizens but does not see the hypocrisy when Mexico builds her own wall on its own southern border with Guatemala, I have to say to myself, is this chutzpah, or what?   The “official” reason for the Guatemalan wall is to stop contraband from coming into Mexico, but, Mexican Superintendent of Tax Administration, Raul Diaz, admitted: “It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants.”  Can you believe this?

When he was asked whether people from Central America can just walk into Mexico, President Calderón said they needed to fill out a form with their correct name and then authorities check to see if the person has a criminal background.  When asked whether people who “sneaked in” could get a job, he answered, “if somebody do that without permission, we send them back.”  Obviously, Mexico doesn’t have an ACLU looming behind every bodega in Mexico waiting to file lawsuits for civil rights’ violations of every immigrant illegally working and picked up by the police and sent back to their own country.

I guess what really made my head spin was when a coalition of Mexican mayors asked the U.S. to stop deporting illegal immigrants who’ve been convicted of crimes in the U.S. to the Mexican border because they’re contributing to the border violence.  The Mayor of Juarez blamed our deportation policies for his city’s violence saying that of the 80,000 deported to Juarez in the past three years, 28,000 had U.S. criminal records, including 7,000 convicted rapists and 2,000 convicted murderers.  Get this:  the Mexican mayors said the U.S. should fly these convicts to their hometowns, not just bus them to the border!

So, I guess it isn’t enough that we’ve had to absorb upwards of 11 million illegal immigrants, but when our immigration laws are actually enforced, convictions are obtained, sentences are served, and deportations actually take place, we now have to deliver these criminals to their front doors.  Can you say descaro?

I really don’t get this, but if you do, God bless you.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
Author website: http://www.idontgetit.us
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  • Ron

    In fairness, the current administration’s policy on illegal immigration is no worse than the policy was under George Bush and when we had a Republican controlled congress. The amnesty bill the President Bush supported was sponsored by Republicans. As to the California Supreme Court case, the Court upheld a California law that grants in state tuition status to people who reside in California regardless of immigration status. An illegal studen only qualifies for in state tuition if he or she illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition if he or she attended high school in state for at least three years.

    • Roger Ward

      Ron is correct as far as he goes but the facts he states don’t affect the reality that an illegal alien in California can attend college at a tuition rate far lower than that given to an American citizen who doesn’t live in California …. which was my point.

      Although I’m a conservative, I’m no apologist for Republicans, whose record on illegal immigration is abysmal. In general, Republican actions on almost any matter are only slightly better than those of the Democrats. Maybe the influence of the Tea Party will improve Republican performance. We’ll see.

  • http://orbis@bellsouth.net Jan

    President Obama and Janet Napolitono – the Homeland Head of “Security” even have the nerve to ignore the Mexican- United States border drug violence and killings and human smuggling initiating from Mexico recently!! We are now expected to go through full body scanners or invasive body patdowns in order to fly, but the terrorists can get through the open border anytime they desire, and then get free college for their kids, as well as social benefits free, 3 times cheaper than a LEGAL U.S. resident of California, while the Arizona illegal immigration law is just trying to be mirroring the Federal law on illegal immigrants there IF they commit a crime and are caught for that and only then can they be asked for legal resident papers? Tjis is UNBELIEVABLE!!! We are supposed to be a coutry of laws here, not a harbor for illegals and extreme terrorists. And the Democrats wonder why they got a “shellacking” on N ovember 2nd? UNREAL!!

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  • Roger Ward

    Mexico does not provide reasonable opportunity or security for its citizens so they come here … illegally. On an individual basis, I do feel some sympathy with those who come here for work but despite that sympathy, the truth is that I don’t give a damn for any illegal alien … or the corrupt Mexican government which sends them… or the weak-kneed American facilitators whose political correctness contributes to this invasion. (For the record, my hostility is not directed solely against Mexicans and South Americans; my hostility is directed toward anyone who breaks our laws and comes in illegally, including blue-eyed Swedes and brown-haired Russians and yellow-skinned Asians and black-haired Africans and …..) This is our country, not theirs, and we should have the right to determine who gets in and who doesn’t.

    FAIR estimates that there are 20 million + illegal aliens in the country (and this number could be low.) Whatever the number, it is obvious that we are being invaded and doing very little about it. That fact alone is galling but the hypocrisy of the Mexican government is a deliberate effort to rub salt in an open wound. That they would have the chutzpah to interfere in our own decisions is staggering!

    Remittances are wire transfers from workers in the U.S. (usually illegal) which are sent to their families in Mexico. These remittances are the second largest source of revenue in Mexico. Without this income, Mexico would degenerate immediately into chaos. The Mexican leaders know there would be anarchy in minutes if this cash flow were to be cut off. Additionally, Mexico looks at the U.S. as a safety valve: sending their uneducated, low wage citizens here means there will not be millions of unemployed Mexicans there to revolt against their government. So, for these reasons and many others, don’t look for any improvement in the posture of the Mexican government.

    PS: The California Supreme Court has just ruled that illegal aliens have the right to the lower in-state tuition rates at California colleges. If you, as an American citizen living outside California, want to send your kid to college in California, you will pay more for tuition than an illegal alien will. Feel good? Well, you can thank the liberals here for another nail in our coffin.

  • Chief98110

    What is amazing is the delusional idea that the pres of Mexico thinks is a rational position. He sees no problem in his own country restricting immigration but wants America to have a welcome wagon at the border when they break our laws. Try sneaking into Mexico, you won’t get a welcome wagon you will get a dirty prison cell with lots of new friends, some from the insect world!
    Even more amazing is the mainstream press lack of interest in the story. Only Fox News and the Wall Street Journal mentioned it.

  • Ron

    I have never looked for consistency from world leaders. I think they do what they consider to be in their best interest at the time. I was never more happy with George Bush than when he rejected some suggestion from the UN about what we should do regarding security and said he was responsible for the security of the United States. Nevertheless, we have no problem in telling other countries what they should do regarding security. We complain about China’s manipulation of its currency while are Federal Reserve Board manipulates our currency. George Bush Senior had the United States guaranty $2 billion in loans to Iraq and compared Sadam Hussein to Hitler a year later. I don’t care what the President of Mexico says about the United States. I expect him to do what he perceives to be in his country’s best interest. I only have a problem with our leaders listening to him.