TWICE AS MANY ILLEGAL ALIENS IN US ACCORDING TO MIT
The magnitude of the crisis is greater than has been reported. October 1, 2018
The Daily Caller’s September 21, 2018 report, MIT Study: The Number Of Illegal Immigrants Could Be Double Previous Estimates cast appropriate doubt on the true magnitude of the immigration crisis that impacts virtually every threat and challenge that confronts America and Americans today.
For years the media has claimed that there are about 11 million illegal aliens present in the United States.
We will shortly delve into the complexities and uncertainties in attempting to get an honest and realistic fix on the true number of illegal aliens who are now present in the United States, but first we need to understand why the true number of illegal aliens in the United States is of much greater significance than simply a matter of satisfying some academic curiosity.
Astronomers are eager to take a census of sorts of the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy or the number of galaxies in the universe. While these numbers are essential to understanding our universe, those findings don’t change how we live our daily lives.
The number of illegal aliens who are present in the United States, however, most certainly has direct and real-world daily implications for all Americans
Open borders advocates understand just how important minimizing the actual number of illegal aliens is to their cause. They are determined to convince Americans that the numbers are as small as possible. This is not unlike the speeding motorist who attempts to convince the police officer who just pulled him over than he/she was not really going “that fast.”
This is not unlike the driver who hits another car and tries to convince the victim of his car’s bumper that the damage is not that great.
As the public comes to understand how many illegal aliens are actually present in the United States, their likely resentment and anger will rise, and not linearly but, perhaps, exponentially.
This is understandable.
Think of the congestion on our nation’s highways and on various modes of public transportation.
Adding insult to injury, some mayors of Sanctuary Cities now want to impose “congestion pricing” to make residents of their cities pay a premium to drive into the congestion that their sanctuary policies created.
That’s real chutzpah!
Think about how many lives are lost to criminal aliens.
Think about the over-crowded classrooms and the impact that this has on the quality of the education American and lawful immigrant children has, particularly when more and more money and resources have to be diverted from educating children with special needs to teaching English as a second language (ESL).
Consider how many over-crowded hospital emergency rooms are now being used as primary health care facilities by illegal aliens who have no health insurance and how this impacts wait times in emergency rooms and overall medical costs for Americans and lawful immigrants.
Consider how many illegal aliens have displaced American workers in economic bottom-rung jobs causing these Americans and lawful immigrants to become unemployed and homeless.
Consider how many illegal aliens may be receiving public assistance of one sort or another and the impact this has on city, state and federal budgets.
Consider that as the United States is flooded with ever more illegal aliens whose very presence represents a violation of laws that are intended to prevent the entry of aliens whose presence would be harmful to America and/or Americans. This includes aliens with dangerous communicable diseases, suffer serious mental illness, are criminals, fugitives from justice, terrorists, gang members, human and narcotics smugglers and spies.
Finally aliens who are likely to become public charges or would work illegally thereby displacing American workers and driving down wages and working conditions by providing unfair competition.
Those above-noted ground for excluding aliens from the United States are enumerated in federal law 8 U.S. Code § 1182 that serves as the absolute guide for CBP inspectors at ports of entry that aliens who enter the United States evade because they know that they belong to one or more classes of excludible aliens.
Immigration anarchists insist that “Immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes that American citizens.” Actually, lawful immigrants tend to be less likely to commit crimes, they value their green cards and the lawful immigrant status that those cards document.
Illegal aliens, on the other hand, are far more likely to commit serious crimes than are lawful immigrants or United States citizens. This is one of the reasons that the immigration anarchists are determined to expunge the term “alien” from the vernacular and refer to all aliens as “immigrants”- not out of being politically correct, but Orwellian, as I noted in my recent article, The Ravages Of Leftist Thought Control.
To provide a bit of clarity, all immigrants are aliens but all aliens are not immigrants!
Now we need to understand just how difficult it is to actually know how many illegal aliens are present in the United States.
There are two ways that aliens become subject to deportation (removal) from the United States- by entering the United States illegally in the first place or by entering legally and then violating their terms of admission in one way or another.
Obviously aliens who evade the inspections process by entering the United States without inspection literally “fly under the radar” are fair game for deportation (removal).
They may also be subject to criminal prosecution if they had previously entered the United States without inspection or if they had been deported and illegally reentered without authorization.
No record of entry is created when aliens enter the United States surreptitiously, making the actual number of these illegal aliens the most difficult to determine.
To calculate this number demographers and others try to find indirect but measurable ways that this population of illegal aliens impacts various aspects of our country. Money wired out of the United States, visits to emergency rooms, etc., etc.
I compare this endeavor to astronomers who attempt to calculate the mass of black holes. Since black holes essentially give off no light they cannot be seen directly. Therefore astronomers attempt to indirectly calculate the mass of black holes by studying how they impact the orbits of nearby stars are bend the light of other astronomical bodies.
Awhile back I was a guest on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox News. He attempted to draw conclusions about the number of illegal aliens present in the United States based on Border Patrol arrests. I told Neil that attempting to figure out how many such illegal aliens are present in the United States is the equivalent of attempting to take attendance by asking those not present to raise their hands.
The point is that there is no reliable metric to determine the actual number of aliens who run our borders.
Add to this is that officials in Sanctuary Cities refuse to question anyone within their jurisdictions about their citizenship or immigration status even when they are convicted of felonies. Many such aliens frequently make false claims to being U.S. citizens.
Part of the curriculum for my training as an INS agent involved tactics to break false claims to U.S. citizenship. To my knowledge, no other law enforcement agency provides such training and with only about 6,000 ICE agents for the entire United States the obvious question is, “How many aliens falsely claim to be United States citizens and get away with that deception?”
That number cannot be determined, thus creating yet another roadblock to the truth.
Other aliens become subject to deportation when they violate the terms of their lawful entries into the United States. For temporary (nonimmigrant) visitors, failure to depart the United States within their authorized period of admission or otherwise violating the terms of their visas.
Without ICE agents to conduct routine field investigations and a failed system that still cannot keep track of arrivals and departures of nonimmigrant aliens, again the lack of information is staggering.
Lawful immigrants are immediately placed on the pathway to United States Citizenship but become deportable if they are convicted of committing crimes.
Finally, any alien who commits visa fraud by lying about material facts on their applications for visas and/or admission into the United States become subject to deportation if their lies are discovered. Immigration fraud is a huge but understated issue. Virtually all foreign terrorists who enter the United States via the lawful system commit visa fraud as do foreign fugitives and aliens who may engage in marriage fraud or otherwise procure visas by lying about material facts.
Aliens who commit visa fraud and/or immigration benefit fraud are not only subject to deportation under the administrative provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act but to criminal prosecution for the serious crime of fraud, along with their co-conspirators who, more often than not, are United States citizens.
However these crimes, and the fact that these aliens could not only be prosecuted but deported, often escape detection because there is an abject shortage of ICE agents. This shortage is not accidental but intentional to stymie meaningful enforcement of our immigration laws.
Before major construction can be done environmental impact studies must be completed to determine the impact that proposed construction would have on the environment.
Where illegal immigration is concerned, perhaps it is time for a similar environmental impact studies that would expose the various way that immigration anarchy deleteriously impacts America and Americans on a daily basis. This is much more than a mere numbers game.
SEPT. 11 TERROR ATTACKS: 17 YEARS LATER The disturbing allegiances of the Democratic Party.
September 11, 2018
For me, writing about the terror attacks of 9/11 has become something of an annual ritual.
I don’t do this to rehash old news and old concerns but out of my burning desire to prevent future terror attacks by pointing out the vulnerabilities that undermine national security and public safety. Those threats are as real today as they were on that sunny late summer morning 17 years ago.
Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 I have testified before numerous Congressional hearings and provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission and have testified before state legislative hearings across the United States.
Wherever I participate in panel discussions and other public speaking engagements I am frequently asked essentially the same question by concerned members of the audience, “Are we safer today than we were on September 10, 2001?”
From the immigration perspective, my area of expertise, it is clear that we are not only not safer, but increasingly at risk. In point of fact, today because of the Radical Leftist ideology that the Democratic Party has adopted, America’s threat level has risen precipitously. I addressed this extreme danger in my recent article, Democrats' Attack On ICE Agents Is Working, making more terrorism inevitable.
Let me be as clear about this as I can. I am not being partisan, I am being pro-American!
I have been a registered Democrat for more than five decades. The problem is that Democrats are no longer Democrats but have morphed into a political party of anarchists and seditionists.
The Democratic Party has been hijacked as certainly as were those four airliners on September 11, 2001 turning crowded passenger airliners into de facto cruise missiles.
Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States have spread across the United States like a wildfire, obstructing the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States.
The official report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel noted:
Thus, abuse of the immigration system and a lack of interior immigration enforcement were unwittingly working together to support terrorist activity. It would remain largely unknown, since no agency of the United States government analyzed terrorist travel patterns until after 9/11. This lack of attention meant that critical opportunities to disrupt terrorist travel and, therefore, deadly terrorist operations were missed.
Mayors of Sanctuary Cities claim to be motivated by compassion but in reality, Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers.
Leaders of the Democratic Party have only shown utter contempt and disdain for immigration law enforcement personnel, thereby endangering the agents’ safety and the safety of their families. New York’s Governor Cuomo, has referred to ICE agents as “thugs” and has threatened to prosecute these dedicated law enforcement professionals for carrying out their lawful duties.
This also has a chilling effect, dissuading folks who have actionable intelligence from reaching out to ICE.
The second largest continence of federal agent who are assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) are the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is not by chance. Alien terrorists all violate multiple provisions of our nations immigration laws.
Now the unthinkable has happened as the “leadership” of the Democratic Party has demanded that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be disbanded altogether and immigration law enforcement be terminated.
I addressed this suicidal seditionist call to arms of Americans by the now radicalized Democratic Party in my recent article, Immigration Anarchists vs National Security in which I noted that Dismantling ICE would lower America’s shields in a dangerous era.
In the days, weeks and months after the attacks of 9/11 our leaders warned us that for the terrorists to succeed in carrying out deadly terror attacks in the United States they need to “Get it right” only once while our officials needed to “get it right” 100% of the time.
Beyond that slogan, that became a virtual mantra, we must understand what that really means.
There was an old humorous riddle that asked “How many fools does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” Where terrorists are concerned the equivalent question is “How many terrorists does it take to wreck havoc on America?” Terrorism has been defined as “asymmetric warfare.”
Terror organizations certainly do not have access to the military firepower that the United States can bring to bear. However, as we saw on 9/11, just nineteen terrorists inflicted a greater number of casualties on the United States’ mainland than was inflicted by the Japanese fleet on the U.S. at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Furthermore, the casualty count continues to climb and it is now estimated that more than 10,000 people continue to suffer grave consequences of the toxins that they ingested when the World Trade Center was reduced to rubble in lower Manhattan.
The horrifying reality is that every single alien who manages to enter the United States, either legally or illegally provides terrorists with that single opportunity that they need to carry out a deadly attack.
Every year tens of millions of aliens enter the United States legally and illegally. This means that if only a fraction of 1% of the millions of aliens who enter our country annually came with the intentions of launching a massive terror attack, we are in deep trouble.
It was recently reported that last year some 700,000 nonimmigrant aliens who had been lawfully admitted through ports of entry failed to depart from the United States as required.
Annually more than 6 million applications for various immigration benefits are adjudicated by the overwhelmed and beleaguered adjurations officers of USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). Those benefits include political asylum, the conferring of lawful immigrant status and conferring U.S. citizenship upon resident aliens via the naturalization process.
The 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, warned that immigration fraud was the key method of entry and embedding for terrorists. These cases are investigated by ICE and are a component of what is known as “interior enforcement” of our immigration laws.
9/11 and Terrorist Travel reported:
Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.” Mohammed Salameh, who rented the truck used in the bombing, overstayed his tourist visa. He then applied for permanent residency under the agricultural workers program, but was rejected. Eyad Mahmoud Ismail, who drove the van containing the bomb, took English-language classes at Wichita State University in Kansas on a student visa; after he dropped out, he remained in the United States out of status.
Therefore, each time an alien is granted any immigration benefit or even is able to file for such a benefit, terrorists among them may acquire that opportunity essential for them to be able to launch a deadly attack.
If only a fraction of one percent of the six million applicants for immigration benefits are terrorists, we are indeed in deep trouble.
Yet the leadership of the Democratic Party not only refuses to fund the construction of a wall to secure the southern border to the United States but has demanding that the agency charged with enforcing our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be totally disbanded and enforcement of our immigration laws be terminated.
Let’s briefly consider more recent developments.
On November 20, 2013 ABC News reported, “Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees.” This is not a new problem, on July 13, 2011 the Washington Times published a truly disturbing article, “Visas reviewed to find those who overstayed / Aim is to find any would-be terrorists.”
On September 2, 2014 ABC News reported, “Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to "Track Missing Foreign Students."
Here is how this report began:
The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished -- exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
"My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything," said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. "Some of them could be here to do us harm."
My recent articles highlighted several cases involving alien terrorists who were fortunately arrested before they could do harm.
Here are a few of those articles that provide unequivocal evidence of the severity of the threats of terrorism that America and Americans face:
Iranian Agents charged With Targeting U.S. Locations: Sleeper agents/assassins in our midst?
Somali Refugees Busted In Tucson: Immigration fraud is at the heart of a terror case . . . again.
Jihadis And Drug Cartels At Our Border: A nightmare on the horizon.
Saudi Graduate Of Al Qaeda Terror Training Camp Arrested In Oklahoma: Alleged classmate of 9/11 hijackers attended US flight school in 2016.
The Democratic Party leadership has chosen sides. They stand with transnational gangs and international terrorist organizations. They stand with human traffickers and crooked employers.
Elections most certainly have consequences, arguably more so this year than any year since the founding of our great nation.
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