This summer’s border crisis—the near total collapse of any controls or security at our southern border, especially in South Texas—was manufactured by the Obama administration as a means of forcing through a mass amnesty, either via Congress or by executive fiat. Legalizing millions of illegal aliens now resident in these United States is the immediate goal, but the strategic aim of stimulating an “humanitarian crisis” at the border by attracting more “unaccompanied minors” is what President Obama has described as his mission to “fundamentally transform” the country—that is, to overwhelm and effectively marginalize the much-reduced white population. Once that is accomplished, there can be no going back to anything resembling the America of historical memory. The amnesty cabal in both parties is plotting what amounts to a conscious attempt to complete the destruction of the country as we know it.
The White House has acted methodically to build momentum for a transformational amnesty. The border “surge” of unaccompanied minors—which, in fact, according to a number of media accounts, still constitutes only about 20 percent of the total number of aliens passing virtually unmolested into the country—began much earlier than this year and has more to do with the signals Washington has been sending to Latin America than with the violence and dysfunction, so often cited by proponents of the “humanitarian” spin on the crisis story, endemic in the region.
In June 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the “Morton memos,” internal ICE documents outlining an expansion of “prosecutorial discretion” concerning individuals who were facing deportation. The Obama administration, according to breitbart.com, was working on bypassing Congress, usurping congressional power in the name of “transformation” and a view of executive power that approaches dictatorship. The ostensible aim of the memos was to concentrate efforts on deporting criminals by separating dangerous aliens from those deemed “low priorities” for deportation, “such as young people who were brought to this country as small children.”
Word quickly spread among immigrants that the rules were being loosened or that an amnesty was being enacted. In October 2011, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (who last July told the National Council of La Raza that Obama had promised him that deportations of “our people” would be halted) added fuel to the fire, telling a “town-hall” audience that the memos were a “new tool,” and that “we” should “learn how to use it.” Gutiérrez (D-IL) explained that the federal government is saying that, if you are an immigrant who came to the country illegally as a child, “the federal government will cancel your deportation.”
In June 2012, the White House took another step toward amnesty by announcing an executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that replicated the much-discussed legislative “Dream Act” without need for congressional action. The order instituted a more formal process for deferring deportations. The breitbart.com piece mentioned above noted that the recent “uptick of children at the border” began in October 2011, following the release of the Morton memos and a White House announcement in August that the memos would be the basis for a review of all cases that fell under the new rules. The “surge” began after the announcement of DACA. Before that, as noted by the University of Chicago’s Prof. Eric Posner (and reported by VDare.com’s Brenda Walker), the total number of minors apprehended at the border had actually fallen in recent years. Professor Posner used ICE data to project a figure of 69,282 unaccompanied minors arriving by the end of FY 2014, compared with about 20,000 in 2009.
This past summer, Congress was under pressure from the White House to enact an emergency-aid bill to deal with the “humanitarian crisis” at the border. (The “aid” was apparently intended to complete the transformation of the Border Patrol into an “humanitarian” organization designed to process and house illegal aliens rather than prevent their entry into the United States.) Much of the discussion by representatives and media focused on an alleged loophole in the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act supposedly requiring all non-Mexican unaccompanied minors to be admitted and given an immigration hearing. Such talk undoubtedly got back to the “immigrant community,” adding momentum to the tsunami washing away the border in South Texas, where much of the “surge” was focused.
There was one problem with this interpretation of the law: As columnist Ann Coulter pointed out, there is no such loophole in the Wilberforce Act. The law was designed to combat sex trafficking, not illegal immigration. “That’s why,” wrote Miss Coulter, “the law specifically excludes two huge categories of illegal aliens from getting [immigration] hearings: (1) Mexicans; and (2) children who have relatives in the U.S.” Cases of children with relatives in the United States “look more like illegal immigration than sex trafficking,” which is why children from Mexico, where the bulk of illegal immigrants come from, were also excluded.
Nevertheless, Coulter pointed out that nearly 90 percent of the 53,000 illegal-alien minors who had been granted refugee status between October 2013 and July 2014 had already been transferred to relatives living in the United States. While this was going on, many House Republicans were behaving as if an “emergency” immigration bill was needed to close the nonexistent loophole. Coulter smelled a rat and, probably correctly, thought that the resulting “emergency” bill would include amnesty, one that Republicans colluding with the Obama administration could explain as necessary to close the aforementioned nonexistent loophole: “Any Republicans pushing for an immigration bill to seal an imaginary loophole aren’t fighting Obama; they’re helping him.”
A backlash from immigration patriots thwarted that stage of the amnesty plotting, and no “emergency” bill was produced, prompting Obama to boast that he didn’t need Congress to get the job done. By late summer, the White House was reportedly preparing more executive orders, this time to grant millions of illegal aliens work permits and/or expand DACA. As administration officials met with open-borders groups, which were demanding that the White House “stand up” to Congress, the House passed a bill aimed at preventing such orders. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) called for a Senate vote on the bill. Senator Sessions declared that “it is chilling to consider now that these groups, frustrated in their aims by our Constitutional system of government, are plotting with the Obama administration to collect their spoils through executive fiat.”
The series of events leading up to the White House’s apparent attempt at amnesty by executive order suggests that the open-borders lobby and the administration knew all along what the endgame would be.
The effective erasure of the southern border and planned mass amnesty represent an existential crisis for this country.
First, as Washington refuses to defend our country from invasion, a process of reverse assimilation is spreading across the Southwest and seeping into the American heartland. The United States is beginning to resemble the corrupt and dysfunctional states to our south. Demoralized Border Patrol agents are quitting or succumbing to bribery, as are law-enforcement officers and even South Texas judges, as the Latin American culture of pervasive corruption takes hold. Drug cartels have carried out assassinations on American soil and penetrated the Armed Forces.
Second, reporting on the border crisis indicates that most (perhaps as many as 90 percent) of the “children” apprehended at the border are teenagers, many of them gang members who intend to set up shop in the Great American Big Box Store. (So much for the stated intent of the “Morton memos.”)
Third, Mexican drug cartels are profiting from controlling the streams of illegal aliens, who, according to press accounts, pay as much as $10,000 for a “coyote” to take them to the border. The cartels may also be taking advantage of the border crisis to draw law enforcement’s attention away from drug trafficking.
Fourth, illegal aliens commit lots of crimes: According to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, since the fall of 2008 illegal aliens have committed over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults in the Lone Star State.
Fifth, with the Border Patrol turned into a mass-immigration-processing agency, the southern border is wide open, the point of entry for a flood of illegal aliens from countries all over the world, including the home countries of Muslim terrorist organizations. A U.S. Border and Customs Protection memo leaked in August reported that illegal aliens from more than 75 countries have crossed the southern border. According to numerous media accounts, a significant number are infected with dangerous diseases.
Add to that list the damage that mass immigration does to the environment and the strain on healthcare providers, law enforcement, educational institutions, and infrastructure, all of which will be paid for by the very citizens who are being dispossessed.
Meanwhile, Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern are, as of this writing, about to publish a research paper (“Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens”), which concludes that the influence of the very rich and corporate interests is so great that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a miniscule, near zero, statistically non-significant impact on public policy.” Gilens and Page used immigration policy as an example, citing polls showing that 70 percent of Americans believe illegal immigration “threatens traditional U.S. beliefs and customs,” and 63 percent believe that “immigrants place a burden on the economy.”
There are signs of hope: Apart from the efforts of immigration patriots to block an amnesty plan, the people of cities as far apart as Murrieta, California, and Boston, Massachusetts, have protested the placement of illegal aliens in their hometowns from overflowing facilities on the Texas-Mexico border. In July, a crowd in Murrieta kept buses carrying the aliens from entering their town, while in Boston, as many as 10,000 gathered to protest Gov. Deval Patrick’s offer to shelter aliens in their state. Rally organizer Jeff Kuhner, host of WRKO radio’s Kuhner Report, said, “I’ve never seen any kind of backlash like this before on any issue . . . People in this state are livid. They feel betrayed by the political elite.”
Perhaps the American people have finally caught on to the plot against them. Let’s hope so: The very existence of our country is at stake.