D.A. King: When it comes to immigration, U.S. has no need to apologize
by D.A. King
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A major obstacle to average Americans' ability to gain a real understanding of the immigration issue is the policy of many in the media to offer "news" that mostly promotes and encourages the anti-enforcement agenda.

While many individuals the press refers to as "immigrant rights activists" bemoan the fact that we even have immigration laws and label them "unfair, racist and xenophobic" the fact is the USA takes in more than one million legal immigrants each year - more than any nation on the planet. We have nothing to apologize for.

Here is a quick look at what the ethnic hustlers who strive for open borders tell us is the "broken immigration system." They may have an unintended point.

The No. 1 region of origin of legal American immigration? Africa. No. 2? Asia.

Here it must be noted - again - that the federal definition of "immigrant" is a person who enters the United States lawfully with the intention of permanent residence - or an alien who has been granted "Lawful Permanent Residence." A status documented by what is commonly known as a "Green Card." Temporary workers are not immigrants. Foreigners who escape capture while sneaking into our country illegally are certainly not immigrants either.

The No. 1 country of origin for legal immigrants? Mexico, sending about twice as many (139,120) as No. 2, the People's Republic of China, at 70,863.

The latest DHS annual immigration flow report entitled "U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2010" also tells us that No. 3 on the list is the nation of India. Then the Philippines followed by the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Vietnam, Haiti, Colombia, South Korea, Iraq (19,855) and Jamaica.

Next, after El Salvador, come Pakistan, Bangladesh (14,819), Ethiopia, Peru, Iran (14,182) and Nigeria.

Coming in at No. 20 on the list (which totals 1,042,625 immigrants for 2010) is Canada (13,328), with "all other countries" listed last and as a group sending just 359,055 people to be future American voters. This category includes the countries from which the pre-1965 "old America" was largely populated. You know, Poland, Sweden, Italy, England, Norway, Ireland, Greece, Germany, France, out-of-fashion places like that.

The 1965 Immigration Reform Act was the beginning of America's current mass immigration disorder. Before then, America was a low-immigration nation under laws written in 1924 and altered in 1952. As a result, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many mostly European (uh-oh!) immigrant ethnic groups assimilated into a common national culture. One that proudly - and logically - worked toward use of a common language... English.

The very educational material contained in the DHS flow report is not considered "newsworthy" by most editors and producers.

Why do you think that is? The prediction is that our children will have to deal with a national population of nearly half-a-billion people by 2050. English is now an optional language in the United States.

Whether you approve or disapprove of the current system, who do you suppose made the immigration decision about which - and how many - "new Americans" we import each year? Do you remember ever being asked about it? Can you recall a national discussion about the source or size of America's future population?

Me neither. But a warning: Even bringing this important topic up will be met with swift and certain attempts at public punishment.

Prepare for the mindless "but we are a nation of immigrants" goop and try to forget that we are actually a nation of laws. And that literally billions of people in the world want to live here. And that unless we want to become a Balkanized, mirror image of the nations they desperately flee, we can't allow all potential immigrants to migrate here.

Which brings us to the reason we have, and must enforce, our borders and immigration laws: To at least regulate the number of people who come to live here. And honor and protect the real immigrants who obeyed the rules. Not to mention our resources, that famous American culture, the English language and national sovereignty.

Another report from the DHS, "Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2010" gives us official information on from where illegal immigration comes. Number one nation on the list? Mexico. Then El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, India, Ecuador, Brazil, Korea, China and last "all other countries."

You may have seen some of these "victims" marching on the Capitol angrily demanding an end to any enforcement of our immigration laws.

"Broken immigration system" indeed. Si?

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. On the Web: www.TheDustinInman Society.org
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HOLY COW!
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July 22, 2011
These fugures are astonishing. I checked the two publications Mr. King cites - there is muchmore that should be public knowledge in them.

We are losing the America our fathers passed on to us because the left is running the medi and now the presidency. Heaven help us.

I have decide that I will no lnger say "immigration is good as long as it is legal..." We need to cut down.
Harry Hagan
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July 21, 2011
Excellent! Even better than usual!

Isn't it just absolutely amazing that people would break into a country, take its stuff, and complain about the people from whom it burgled?

And then raise the flag of the 3rd world hell-hole it left because it couldn't support them?

Wow! It would not be good to have that nerve in a bad tooth!
John Bowman
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July 20, 2011
These media cretins who support unrestricted immigration are more despicable than the ones hacking into cell phones for stories.
E.J. 007 4 U
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July 20, 2011
I'm in my mid 50's and remember what Georgia used to look like.This whole country used to look a lot cleaner.Rode hard and put up wet.That's how people do rental horses.I'm sick of people coming here and completely refusing to assimilate regardless of their origin.If you want what we have do what we do.Or if we want what Mexico has we can do what they do.I didn't sign up to live like the third world.
Documented Reader
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July 20, 2011
Ther left is probably having a hissy fit that this got out!

King should be teaching classes at KSU - in the American immigration facts dept. As if...

This is great to know!
Indian Joe
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July 20, 2011
And lest we forget - most of these illegals are poor, uneducated, unskilled breeders who are here to suck at the trough of American compassion and generosity. Well, you know what, I think the time has come to shut off the spigot. If these people had any skills other than producing kids, they could probably get a green card to come here legally -
lsjogren
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July 20, 2011
we will bury you said:

"Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner "gabacho" who exploits our riches and destroys our culture."

You know, that sounds an awful lot like the KKK.

Or as the late Terry Anderson put it: The Tan Klan.

Sophie J
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July 20, 2011
@La Raza: Who are these colored people that you referred to in your post?
Georgia Patriot
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July 20, 2011
TOO MANY PEOPLE! We need to cut down on immigration, but the press would crucify anyone in congress who may eventually find the courage to say so. 25 million unemployed, but a million immigrants a year...WHAT!? Try the info on NumbersUSA dot com.

Jackie H
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July 20, 2011
Mr. King provides a geat education on immigration and I am very interested in hearing more. It is easy to see that - as he always writes - he has all the right enemies. Just look at the venom below for even talking about where immigration comes from. I am guessing Mexico does not have a problem or concern with increasing "diversity"

We no longer need to have so many immigrants and we don't enforce our laws anyway. I want lower immigration nmumbers. I bet that is true of many other Americans. And I am tired of pressing one to hear English on the phone. Great work Mr. King!
West Cobb
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July 20, 2011
We will bury you!; while you may think that it's perfectly legitimate to ignore the laws of this nation in the name of Aztlan, I would advise you not to ignore the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The largest armed force in the world resides, legally, in the United States of America. If you poke that hornet's nest, your destiny will indeed be inevitable.
To Bury You
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July 20, 2011
You are the reason we need to stay tough. You aren't owed a damn thing! Nothing! Nada! If you are so proud of your country then go home and take this energy and anger to make your country better, rather than spill your hatred into our country especially after everything the US has given illegal people from your country. Tired of anger from people who haven't even suffered from what they are complaining about. Oh yeah - before you call me a racist, you should know my mom is an immigrant who came here legally. learned the language and is now a proud American citizen.
We will bury you!
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July 20, 2011
In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.

We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Aztlán belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent.

Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner "gabacho" who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.

Robert Johnson
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July 20, 2011
Dear La Raza (THE RACE) I am of King's 'ilk." And I am a proud African-American. You have to be kidding on the media bias...right?

Your name here, translates into THE RACE and is used by the Hispanics who say they will "take back" N. America. You have to be kidding, right? You are the type of person he means when he writes "race-baiting" and you are doing exactly what he said would happen...attemtps at public punishment.

Typical mindless junk that always pops up when you liberals get cornered. Skin color. I am guessing you don't much care for white people...how about black people?

King has eggs to say what most Americans would if they knew the truth. The first people hit by illegal immigration are poor Americans. Which means little to you as long as you can get more of your tribe into the country...right La Raza?
anonymous
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July 20, 2011
La Raza wrote on Wednesday, Jul 20 at 10:30 AM »

Ah, yes. It's the media's fault. Again.

How about supporting your thesis with a few facts demonstrating how the media promotes and enourages the anti-enforcement agenda?

Come on, D.A. Don't be coy. You and your ilk simply don't like people of color.

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This from someone using the screen name "La Raza"?

I'm Arab-American and I don't believe that Arabs (or anyone else) should be able to ignore this country's laws and live here illegally. Just why do Latinos seem to think that our laws don't matter?
La Raza
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July 20, 2011
Ah, yes. It's the media's fault. Again.

How about supporting your thesis with a few facts demonstrating how the media promotes and enourages the anti-enforcement agenda?

Come on, D.A. Don't be coy. You and your ilk simply don't like people of color.
Pat H
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July 20, 2011
Instead of admonishing Israel to go back to its 1967 borders, Obama should be insisting that the United States go back to its 1965 immigration policies.

No more amnesty, it has led to the mess we are in today. We do not need to import more poor people or allow them to sneak in - we have enough poor people here already.
Jonathan Rich
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July 20, 2011
King has done us a favor here. Again.

Most people are cowed by the media and the rest of the left so that they don't even dare ask about legal immigration and what it is doing to our country.

We should severly reduce the number of people coming in, enforce our laws and ask if importing the future of the Republic from these nations makes a lick of sense.

I want to hear my Congressman talk about this! Why are we focused on the debt ceiling, but not talking about the expense of immigration and illegal imigration? How many unemployed is enough to slow immigration? Why are doctors in Germany second to uneducated Mexicans in line? Thank you MDJ!
David Rogers Acworth
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July 20, 2011
WHAT!? Who knew that we import mostly either third world Hispanics who seem to hate out laws or people who are likely Muslims who we know hate our nation?

And we wonder what ever happened to American assimilation and values! I am glad that Mr. King stays on top of these things. I wonder if our representitives in Washington DC even know this. Why haven't we heard this before?

Why aren't we getting more people from the places our families are from? Is there something wrong with them? Great letter!
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