A Writer and a Filmmaker Speak Out For America

In his new book,

Immigration`s Unarmed Invasion: Deadly Consequences,

journalist, environmentalist and activist Frosty
Wooldridge (e-mail him:

frostyw@juno.com
), details how the 1965 Immigration
Reform Act transformed America from the cohesive
nation-state of yesteryear into the multicultural,

unassimilated
empire now slipping toward Third World
status.

Whether readers live in Colorado, as
Wooldridge does, or in California, as I do, or in
virtually any other state, illegal immigration has found
its way to your community.

And if your town is like my Central
California city of

Lodi
, it has been

changed beyond recognition.

In his 300-page book, Wooldridge
writes about the multiple ways illegal immigration has
adversely affected the U. S.—language,
culture,

crime
,

disease
,

wage
depression and

education
.

Interspersed among the chapters that
address the

social ills
created by illegal immigration,
Wooldridge tells the compelling stories of individuals
who have lived on the front line with the consequences of
illegal immigration.

For example, Wooldridge profiles

Lillian Gonzales
, a Mexican-American registered nurse
who served as a United States Marine. After recounting
her family history to Wooldridge, Gonzales shares her
conclusions about Mexico`s culture and her perception of
America. As someone who has lived in both Mexico and the
U.S., Gonzales says:

  • “Mexicans believe

    their beliefs
    are superior to American beliefs.”

  • Human
    rights
    are infringed upon every day in Mexico.”

In his California chapter,
Wooldridge chronicles what I see every day. Hundreds of
illegal aliens enter California without any

state
or

federal
plan to control their arrival or to provide
for them in ways that are not underwritten by the
taxpayer. To make the problem more complex, most aliens
are

poor
,

illiterate
and have menial

job skills.

Wooldridge`s book will be
particularly valuable to the many newcomers to
immigration reform who are still on the learning curve.
Those readers will be able to follow America`s
four-decade slide toward illegal immigration chaos.

The final chapter of
Immigration`s Unarmed Invasion
has valuable
information about grassroots organizations and tips on
how to become more involved.

According to Wooldridge, one of his
biggest surprises is how well the book is selling in
Europe. Wooldridge told me:

“I
receive letters from

Germany
,

France
,

England
,

Norway
and

Italy
telling me that the invasion is taking over
their countries. This is a worldwide problem where Third
World countries are invading

First World countries
with an unending line of
illegal immigrants.  One guy in

France
said, `We are losing our culture, our language
and our country to the

Middle East.`

Wooldridge`s book deals mostly with illegal immigration.
But there is another side to the coin.

For an
excellent look at how American lives have been ruined by
non-immigrant visas and the North American Free Trade
Agreement watch “American
Jobs
,” a documentary produced by 36-year-old
first-time filmmaker Greg Spotts.  

The idea for a documentary came to
Spotts in 2003, when he noticed that many of his friends
were

unemployed.
Eager to learn more about the depressed
US job market and the reality of the global economy,
Spotts hit the road with his Panasonic DVX-100 digital
video camera and a few lights. (See


Spotts` blog
for a current schedule of his
activities.)

Spotts traveled to the

devastated mill town
of Kannapolis, North Carolina
where NAFTA created

huge layoffs
in the

town of 36,000
.

From Kannapolis, Spotts interviewed
laid-off Boeing tech and aerospace workers in Seattle.
Most former Boeing employees could still not believe that
their jobs had been outsourced.

Spotts` tour included a stop in
Juarez, Mexico where he spoke with

exploited workers.

Finally, Spotts arrived in Orlando,
Florida. When he got to

Siemens ICN
, Spotts learned a new term—insourcing.”
One afternoon, an entire Siemen`s I.T. department was
called into a meeting and told their replacements were
flying in from India the following Monday. The American
workers would be terminated—after training the new Indian
arrivals.

Spotts` segment on Siemens has an
informative breakdown of how companies use and abuse H-1B
and L1 visas—and how

unscrupulous
third-party placement firms like the
India-based Tata Consultancy Services manipulate visa
loopholes to take away American jobs.

“American Jobs” was released
in September. His blog posts Spotts` most recent
reactions to his film:


“American Jobs”
could not be timelier. On its
September 29th Op-ed page, the Miami Herald
published a column by Katie A. Edwards about the looming
Central American Free Trade Agreement titledCan
we really afford to lose more jobs in Florida
?”

Edwards
writes that

“According to a recent
study, Florida had a net loss of 35,511 jobs as a direct
consequence of NAFTA, a large percentage of which came
from the agriculture industry. Florida lost more than
1,000 small and medium-sized farms since NAFTA was
implemented.”

And Edwards is fearful that
the CAFTA, signed by Bush but not yet approved by
Congress, will

“… Take away more jobs from Floridians who desperately
need them and decimate industries for which the state has
become famous. For the sugar industry in Florida, CAFTA
would put some 23,000 direct and indirect jobs at risk
and impact our state`s economy to the tune of $2
billion.”

The question Edwards poses—Can
we afford to lose more jobs?”
—is the most
important issue facing Americans.

How can workers survive NAFTA,
newly negotiated trade agreements like CAFTA, the Chile,
Singapore and Morocco Free Trade Agreements and
the pressure for still more

visas
advanced by the Bush administration,

Congress
and the

US-India Political Action Committee
?  

Both
Spotts and Wooldridge drew the same conclusion. For
things to change, Americans must become more aware and
more involved.


Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
and American Jobs
provide plenty of incentive to Americans to get off their
duff and get going.

Joe Guzzardi [email
him], an instructor in English at the Lodi
Adult School, has been writing a weekly newspaper column
since 1988. This column is exclusive to VDARE.COM.