Sep 252010

Illegal immigration is a huge problem in the United States.  Crime, disease, terrorism, declining wages for Americans and the breakdown of social infrastructure like schools and hospitals are increasingly serious concerns.

However, the media and the Congress are attempting to leverage one issue where many people have sympathy for the influx of illegal aliens: the plight of migrant farm workers.

Perhaps Americans have forgotten, but migrant farm workers used to come from our own country.  My mother and her family would travel all over the country to work on farms to pick cotton, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, peppers or whatever crop was in season.

My mother, now in her late seventies and who is half Apache and half Cherokee, often recounts stories of working in the fields.

Americans are willing to work hard; Americans set the world’s standard for hard work.  The problem is that in many areas of the country the wages have been severely undermined by waves of illegal immigrants who hail from the impoverished regions of Third World countries and who require much lower pay than Americans, partially because few of them pay any taxes.

In other words, illegal immigration has destroyed the job market for Americans seeking employment as farm laborers.

The meat packing industry has been even more seriously hit.  A few decades ago, many jobs in the meat packing industry paid over twenty dollars per hour.  Since the floodgates have opened to illegal immigration, jobs in the meat packing industry barely creep over minimum wage and working conditions are now much worse, almost certainly explaining the exploding rates of food borne illnesses.

Jul 242010

In what some are calling an act of war, a report from Diggers Realm claims that the notorious Mexican drug syndicate, Los Zetas, has captured at least two American ranches near Laredo, Texas, and have entered into a standoff with local law enforcement and the Border Patrol.

I can personally vouch that this info came in late last night from a reliable police source inside the Laredo PD. There is currently a standoff between the unknown size Zeta forces and U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement on two ranches on our side of the Rio Grande. The source tells us he considers this an “act of war” and that the military is needed on the border now!

The Zetas are heavily armed with grenades, rocket launchers, .50 caliber machine guns, surface to air missiles and helicopters and have been in direct conflict with the Mexican Military for years.