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St. Paul Pioneer Press | 06/16/2004 | Seeking 'land of opportunity'

St. Paul Pioneer Press | 06/16/2004 | Seeking 'land of opportunity'

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Emigration Party update 812
Monday, 14 June, 2004


Emigration for a better nation.
Please don't feed the illegal aliens!
Buy American, or good-bye America! Visit
The melting pot is overflowing and the lifeboat is full.
Birth control is the only solution to the problem of hunger.

"Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage."
-Jacques Cousteau
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by
evil men."- Plato
Georgia Gale tells us that Tennessee taxpayers are getting sick and tired of
spending extra money on illegal alien children. They are thinking of
segregating them to save money.

Hispanic students core of debate

By: NICOLE SLIGER, Tribune Staff Writer June 11, 2004

Hamblen County Commissioner Tom Lowe doesn't want to pay to educate Spanish
speaking students. At the county commission meeting Thursday night Lowe said
he has "paid taxes along the way," unlike the migrant families working and
living in Hamblen County. Lowe suggested, "We (Hamblen County) could put them
all in one school," a comment that stirred Dr. Dale Lynch, Director of Schools
for Hamblen County. Lynch said there is one big problem with that -

"We educate every child in Hamblen County regardless of race, gender,
ethnicity, religion, sex or social status," he said. Lowe continued to press
the subject, saying that if the child is an illegal alien that it should not
be the burden of taxpayers to educate him or her. Gail Rice, supervisor of
government programs, explained to the commission that by accepting federal
funding, the district accepts mandates on that funding. One of those mandates
is that it is not legal for a school system to ask the legal residency status
of a child.

Half of the new students coming into Hamblen County schools are English
language learners. Due to the influx of more than 200 new students, the school
board is asking for a total of 10 new teachers, something that will cost the
county more than $500,000. Hamblen County has one of the highest populations
of migrant workers in the state. The county, however, does not receive any
extra funding on the state or federal level to compensate for the growing
number of E.L.L. students, a fact that upsets County Commission Chairman Joe
Spoone. He suggested the county address the matter on a state and federal
level. Especially on a federal level, Spoone said, because "they (the federal
government) are the ones that opened our borders up." "We do not want a
school district of mediocrity but of excellence," Lynch said.

Commissioner Linda Noe asked Lynch to give a projection of what the budget was
going to cost taxpayers. Lynch refused to answer, instead asking Noe what not
getting the funding would cost the children in this county. Lynch said there
is a difference in a basic education and a quality education. "1.6 million
dollars will run a basic school system, but I don't think Hamblen County wants
a basic school system. I think we want more," he said.

Commissioner Bobby Reinhardt asked Lynch how he would explain a raise in taxes
to a recently unemployed factory worker who lost his job and benefits due to
labor going over seas and is currently mowing yards and on TennCare. Lynch
said he would explain to him that without education society would deteriorate
and that the future would be bleak for us all if we fail to properly educate
our children. "Education costs, but ignorance costs more," he said. Due to
conflicts in scheduling, Tuesday's meeting on the school budget has been
postponed and, at this time, has not been rescheduled.
Gale also wants to see Raoul refute this article about how immigration steals
jobs from real Americans.
From: Gale
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 11:01:20 EDT
Subject: excellent overview article w/ excellent statistics

Let's hear Raoul refute the facts in the text of this article, not just attack
the author or the quoted statisticians within.

How Immigration Steals Jobs,
Depresses Native Births

By Virginia Deane Abernethy

Jobs, optimism, marriage, and births are bound up tightly together. Young
people who have jobs and a bright future tend to marry and plan a family.
Young people without jobs, or finding only jobs that are below their
expectations, do not marry and try to avoid parenthood. For as long as it
takes. History shows that rapid growth in the number of people looking for
work depresses wages and conditions of work. Labor force growth - if not
matched by enough new capital to both create jobs and maintain the usual level
of capital investment per job - results in lower paid jobs, worse working
conditions, fewer benefits or some combination of these.

Part of the pain of the present recession comes from growth in the labor force
that is more rapid than almost any economy could absorb, even in times of high
demand for goods and services. And yes, the 2.4 million jobs lost since the
start of 2001 and a record low U.S. birth rate in 2002 are linked, as in A-
causes-B. People without jobs, or good enough jobs, try to avoid the
responsibility of parenthood.

A long-lasting trend, beginning with the 1973-74 oil shock and persisting due
to mass immigration's pressure on labor, causes today's average intact family
to need the incomes of two working parents. Together, they can usually
support the family life style and educational opportunities for children that
previously were afforded on one - typically the father's - income.

Conditions that force married women and mothers of very young children into
the labor force do not encourage larger family size. Since 1975, Americans
have not had enough children even to replace themselves! U.S. births in the
generation that is now 20 to nearly 40 years old - that is, people born after
1965 - did not cause the booming supply of labor that competes for jobs in
today's market.

The crowded labor market faced by today's labor force is caused by a rapidly
increasing number of foreign-born workers. In the 1990s, more than 13 million
net new immigrants arrived in the United States, accounting for a 7.5 million
increase, or 48% of the net growth, in the nation's labor force. Write Andrew
Sum and his colleagues at the Center for Labor Market Studies of Northeastern
University, "New foreign immigrants contributed nearly one-half of the growth
in the nation's civilian labor force" - labor force defined as those of
working age either employed or looking for work.

Men face the greatest job competition because 70% of working-age immigrants
are male. In fact, 8 of 10 male workers joining the labor force between 1990
and 2000 were newly arrived immigrants. In his book, Heaven's Gate, economist
George Borjas of Harvard University shows that enlargement of the labor force
by immigration is very costly to workers. In 1998, the most recent year
calculated, the immigration-related combination of wage depression and job
displacement cost native American workers $152 billion. That loss is repeated
annually, only increasing with the size of the immigrant labor force. Updating
figures based on latest government statistics, Edwin Rubenstein calculates
that the total annual income loss from immigration suffered by native-born
workers is $302.9 billion.

Employers gain from cheap labor - about $7 to 10 billion more than workers
lose. This "immigration surplus," trivial in a $10 trillion economy, amounts
to a huge redistribution of wealth from employees to the employers of labor.
The process polarizes rich and poor, progressively undermining the middle

In 1996, Herbert Stein, former chairman of the president's Council of Economic
Advisers, observed that, "the risk of becoming unemployed has now spread to
people who did not expect to have that risk." Even when - for the first time
in many years - unemployment dipped below 5 percent in 1997 and briefly
reached 4 percent in year 2000, some observers suggested that fewer than half
of Americans were as financially secure as they had been some decades
earlier. In 1995, a feature article in U.S. News and World Report showed that
well-compensated industrial jobs were being replaced with lower-capitalized
service, temporary, or part-time jobs with few benefits. So despite an
increase in the net number of jobs, many families were worse off. Family
income was, and is, maintained by having more members of the family in the
labor force, and many working two jobs -- the highest proportion in half a

Hourly labor is not alone in enduring the effects of labor market saturation.
Professionals in technical fields where fluent English is not required also
suffer. Between 1968 and 1995, engineers with 10 years experience were hit
with a 13 % constant-dollar decline in wages, moving demographer Michael
Teitelbaum to declare the obvious, that the problem was too many engineers for
too few jobs..

In 1995 (Jan. 20), Joel B. Snyder testified before the U.S. Commission on
Immigration Reform, on behalf of the one-quarter-million-member Institute for
Electronic and Electrical Engineers, that immigration is the cause of
significant increases in unemployment and underemployment among engineers..
Similar labor surpluses exist in chemistry, physics, mathematics and other

Phyllis Schlafly attributes increasing unemployment among American engineers
and information technology specialists (programmers) to the large number of
foreigners admitted to the United States. Technically not immigrants, they
enter under H-1B, limited in number, and unlimited L-1 visas. The U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics recently counted 384,191 foreigners who hold H-1B and
328,480 who hold L-1 visas. That number working in the United States in 2001
excludes those who have had visas extended for an allowable 3-year period or
who work in educational institutions. Schlafly cites estimates of at least
890,000 H-1B job-holders in the United States at any one time.

Congress passed the H-1B and L-1 visa programs in response to industry cries
of insufficient labor. But businesses that are most importune, especially
those hiring computer programmers, are arguably self-serving in claiming labor

Before the current recession, computer science professor Norman Matloff cited
a 17 percent unemployment rate for programmers over 50 years of age. At the
height of the business cycle, salaries for computer programmers were rising
modestly, but not at the rate that would suggest labor shortage. Matloff
states that the profit motive - without regard for fellow Americans - explains
industry's eagerness to import workers, because "imported programmers are paid
between 15% and 30% less than their native counterparts."

Congress's watchdog, the General Accounting Office, takes no official position
on scarcity of skilled labor. Nevertheless, in 1998 the GAO pointed out
serious flaws in two studies that were a primary basis for claims of skilled-
labor shortage.

The current recession has increased unemployment in almost all sectors of the
workforce, and immigrants typically have higher unemployment rates than native-
born Americans. The differential persists during recessions - in 2002 the
immigrant unemployment rate increased to 6.5% - several points higher that the
rate for native-born workers at that time.

Nevertheless, a strange, counter-intuitive pattern emerges. Between 2000 and
2002, inclusive, nearly 600,000 more immigrants found employment. At the same
time, 1.5 million native-born Americans became unemployed.

Thus, although the recession caused higher unemployment on a percentage basis
among the immigrant sector than among native-born Americans, the total number
of jobs held by immigrants increased, while native-born Americans lost jobs.
Write Andrew Sum and his co-investigators, "All of the decline in net
employment over the 2000-2002 period was borne by native-born workers."

Sum and his colleagues suggest a pattern: "In a slack economy, where the
number of unemployed substantially exceed the estimated number of job
vacancies, gains in employment of the foreign born are increasingly more
likely to come at the expense of native born workers." Especially during
recessions, immigrants take American jobs.

Between 2000 and 2002, the working-age, foreign-born population grew by 1.6
million because "push" factors for emigration and the United States' policies
favoring mass immigration persisted virtually unchanged. Despite the recession
and the 9/11/2001 attack on the World Trade Center, government and major
corporations show little hesitancy to welcome foreigners.

By May, 2003, the national unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. Hispanic
unemployment - a proxy for immigrant unemployment - was 8.2 percent. Paul
Harrington, part of the Northeastern University group studying the labor
market effect of immigration, explains "rising employment and rising
unemployment for the same group of people. happens when the labor force surges
faster than the number of unemployed people."

Labor market effects are issues for all Americans who wish to preserve a
strong and vital middle class. Since approximately 1974, the working and
middle classes have experienced a significant erosion in buying power, in
leisure and family time, and in women's economic freedom to choose to be a
full-time homemaker and mother.

Indeed, the labor market in place almost continuously for over 25 years
discourages young Americans from becoming economically independent of their
parents. For many, leaving home is an unaffordable choice. For others,
economic independence is won through hard work and extensive time commitments
to career that militate against developing relationships.

Women may be as reluctant to marry a man who has not proved himself
financially successful as men resist marrying without the wherewithal to
support a family. The result is the singles culture, a postponement of both
marriage and the responsibilities of parenthood.

Mass immigration strengthens the forces that lead to delayed marriage and
declining fertility rates among the native-born population. Harsh labor market
competition, depressed wages, and threatened unemployment propel choices
toward later marriage and smaller family size.
Explicit measurement of immigration's effect on the employment prospects of
successive cohorts of young Americans supports this dismal view. Calculating
labor market forces and their effect on decision-making, economist Diane
Macunovich concludes in her 1999 article in Population and Environment that
one native U.S. birth is foregone for every immigrant that comes.

Continuing current immigration policy results in replacing the present ethnic
mix of Americans with a new people. Immigrants - fine though they may be -
inevitably introduce their own cultures and dilute the existing culture.
Replacement by newcomers who bring different values and share little kinship
is not the sort of continuity envisioned by the average loyal American.

If the existing population expects to see its own reflection in the American
future, the nation must show its young adults a more caring face. If the
economy cannot grow, or when it grows slowly, the limited pool of jobs, and
the limited opportunity that exists, should be set aside for America's own.
Jacki Juntti from Seattle tells us that illegal alien lovers in Southern
California are up in a near riot over interior raids on their pets. The
reason there have not been any raids on Canadians or Europeans is that
Mexicans are 90% of the problem.

Hundreds protest Border Patrol sweeps


ONTARIO - Hundreds of activists marched from downtown Ontario to Pomona Sunday
in protest of recent U.S. Border Patrol sweeps targeting undocumented
residents. Abel P. Medina, a member of Hermanidad Mexicano Nacional Ontario
who helped organize the march, said the sweeps, which rounded up illegal
immigrants outside of schools and churches, are racially motivated and
excessive. "We haven't received any numbers (that state) they have arrested
any Canadians or any Europeans. Why are they targeting Latinos?" he said at
the march, which began at Euclid Avenue and C Street in Ontario.

The crowd, which police estimate grew to 1,000 by the time it reached Pomona,
waved flags, carried signs and shook maracas while marching to protest the
sweeps that led to 160 arrests of undocumented residents near public
institutions. Protestors have decried the sweeps, saying they separated
children from their parents and caused many to fear leaving their homes.

Border Patrol officials say the sweeps are not new and part of an on-going
effort. Last weekend the sweeps netted 160 arrests in Riverside and San
Bernardino counties. "Traditionally, this is a job we've done before," said
Sean Isham, spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Sector. "With
resources, manpower and Operation Gatekeeper, we changed our mode to a forward
deployment. We had more visibility on the line to deter the illegal aliens
from crossing. There's more stability at the border, which has freed up our
resources to act on intelligence that's been gathered."

Medina disputes Border Patrol officials who say they are not unfairly
targeting Latinos. As did protesters in Sunday's crowd. Albert Maldonado, a
U.S. citizen and Ontario resident, likened the recent sweeps to the
scapegoating of Jews in Nazi-controlled Germany in the late 1930s and '40s.
"There's too much familiarity to it," he said. "They did this back in the '30s
and '40s. I thought they dropped that years ago."

Prior to the march, Rev. Luis Angel Nieto addressed the crowd in Spanish about
hopes for a fairer U.S. immigration policy. "We urge our president to
continue negotiations concerning immigration issues," he said. "To achieve a
more generous, just and humane system of immigration for our countries."
All speeches were made entirely in Spanish as the crowds gathered for the

As the protesters lined up to begin the march, scheduled to end in Pomona at
Garey Avenue and Mission Boulevard, they shouted slogans and made noise to
voice their support for illegal immigrants rounded up during the recent sweeps.
Participants held up red, green and white signs, American and Mexican flags
and some shook maracas as the crowd marched south on Euclid.

Wendy Canales, a U.S. citizen born in Honduras, is a San Fernando Valley
resident. She and her friend -- whose family is from Mexico -- came out to
show support for all illegal immigrants, regardless of origin. Canales and her
friend, who did not give her name, heard about the protest on KPFK radio.
"We're out here to fight for our people," Canales said. "Not just Latinos, but
anybody who's here illegally. Whether they're from Mexico, Central America or
the Caribbean."

Canales believes the sweeps may be U.S. retaliation in response to some Latin
countries pulling troops out of Iraq. While Canales was out to show support
for all immigrants regardless of nationality, Armando Garcia, a Los Angeles
resident, wondered why the crowd consisted of nearly all Latinos.
"You don't see Chinese, you don't see white, you don't see black. Why?" he
asked, gesturing to the hundreds gathered on the grassy median. "This is my
country, this is my raza (race)," he said referring to the United States.

Staff Writer Brenda Gazzar contributed to this report.

Jannise Johnson can be reached by e-mail at
or by phone at (909) 483-9318.

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dropping them an email at to let them know
that we appreciate the job they are trying to do despite overwhelming
opposition from many of OUR elected officials and the open-borders, pro-
illegal lobbies.
Remember Kris Eggle, killed by Mexican drug runners on the border.

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