Bush Amnesty Plan Spurs
Surge In Illegals
By Mike Blair
American Free Press

In the wake of President Bush's proposed "temporary" amnesty for illegal immigrants, Border Patrol agents have already reported a 15 percent increase in the use of fraudulent documents at the world's busiest land border crossing point at San Ysidro, near San Diego.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune the bush administration is ignoring lessons that it should have learned from 1986, when Congress granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, hoping it would ease the problem. Instead, it became worse, and the number if illegal aliens entering the country grew significantly.
An editorial in the paper read as follows:
"It is disingenuous to think temporary' foreign workers to Mexico or whatever country they are from after so many years of work. There has never been a temporary worker program in the United States, Europe or anywhere else under which all of the workers returned to their native countries. Indeed, many illegals who have crossed this nation's borders didn't do so to spend a mere matter of years in the United States before returning home. They planned to be here permanently."
The Los Angeles City Journal reports that in that city "95 percent of all outstanding warrant for homicide, which total 1,200 to 1,500, target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens"
As far back as 1995, a confidential California Department of Justice report showed that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in Southern California consisted of illegals. According to police, the proportion was actually much larger, and the situation has worsened.
Some reports suggest that the gang now works with Mexican organized crime on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion and drive-by killings. Over the past two decades, its membership, comprised mostly of young illegals from Central America and Mexico, has increased enormously.
Newspapers and other journals published in other states along the Mexican vorder are also knocking the Bush immigration proposals.
Newspapers in Arizona are reporting that thousands of illegals from Central and South America are being released into U.S. towns and cities almost immediately after being picked up by the Border Patrol because it is incapable of dealing with them for extended periods.
Border Patrol officers told AFP that they have been given orders to release captured illegals from countries other than Mexico, because most Central and South American countries have refused to take them back.
Often, the border Patrol releases them after giving them written instructions to appear at deportation hearing. Border Patrol officers say that the effort is futile and about 86 percent of the illegals simply never show up at hearings.
According to Border Watch, the newsletter of the American Immigration Control Foundation, 5 to 6 million illegal aliens in the United States commit serious crimes, costing taxpayers an estimated $1.3 billion annually to keep them in local and federal prisons.
In a 1994 report, Donald L. Huddle, professor emeritus of economics at Rice University in Houston, said that immigration problems were costing the U.S. taxpayer more than $45 billion. He predicted that from 1993 to 2002 the "net cost to taxpayers of all immigrants will total over $450 billion."
According to Leon bouvier, a Talane University demographer, Huddle's prediction was conservative. Bouvier had predicted a yearly influx for the 1990s of 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants.
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