From The Fulford File



Dick Morris Proposes Immigration Crackdown

Former Clinton pollster Dick Morris wrote last week that
George Bush can lose the 2004 presidential
election, in spite of being victorious in war – because
the Democrats may run someone against him who will take
away his issues, as

Clinton did in `92,
by being almost as conservative.
(Which frankly isn`t hard.)

 

But there`s one issue, Morris said, that the Dems can`t
take away from the Republicans: an immigration
crackdown.


“Bush needs a hot-button domestic issue with which to
dominate the debate of 2004. I think that a crackdown
on immigration from terrorist nations
and drug
testing for students in schools may offer the best
choices. But without an issue that controls the domestic
agenda, President Bush may repeat his father`s history.”


“W Can Lose,”

By Dick Morris, April 29, 2003,
New York Post;


alternate link

Morris has an unprincipled focus on enforcing
immigration laws against terrorist countries.  After
9/11 he wrote that  “we must turn the INS` attention
from its almost exclusive obsession with keeping working
Mexicans out of the country to using the tools of the
INS to catch terrorists”


"For Safer Borders: Better Enforcement`s The Key,"

New York Post,
October 25, 2001).

But
his point that immigration reform is a winning
Republican issue applies to the larger issue of
immigration

restriction
.

Morris doesn`t propose immigration reform because he`s
been thinking deeply about the issue. He says it because
he thinks it will work electorally.

Democrats can`t come out for immigration restriction or
even

enforcement
because it will

infuriate
their

base
. Republicans can win with it, because it will


energize
their base, which has been feeling a
little

neglected
.

Karl
Rove, Bush`s Clinton, isn`t about to propose immigration
reform, for

whatever reason
. But, some day soon, some other
unscrupulous operative will.

[Link]


Microcosm?

The
Arizona Republic reports that illegal immigrants
are bankrupting the nation. Not the American nation,
which still has a lot of ruin in it, but the Tohono
O`odham nation, an Indian reservation unlucky enough to
border Mexico on one side, and America on the other.

The

Tohono O`odham
(Pronounced
toe-hone-o ahtum,

and known as the

Papago
until 1986) found an international border
running through their lands in 1848, as a result of the
U.S. purchase of Arizona. Many of them moved north of
the Border to

escape Mexican persecution.

Now the flood
of undocumented immigrants is costing them a lot of
money.


“Tribal leaders estimate
border-related expenses, from investigating immigrant
deaths to towing vehicles abandoned by smugglers, cost
the Indian nation $6.5 million to $7 million in 2002.”
 

[DEATH
TRAIL: Illegals create financial crisis for O`odham
,
By Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, April
30, 2003]

The
Indians blame both the Federal Government, for its

enforcement successes
elsewhere, which tend to
“funnel” crossers to unguarded areas, and the smugglers.

The
Indians have also refused to install

water stations
on their land, leading to complaints
from the

usual suspects
.

I
sympathize with the Tohono O`odham. But it`s all part of
a larger picture, in which the same illegals are
traipsing through

white people`s land,
too. The collapse of the
southern border is a problem not only for the Tohono
O`odham, but for a much bigger nation to the north of
it.

[Link]


Illegals Around The World

Malaysia

A
Malaysian reporter describes his meeting with an
illegal.


“Sympathy has a way of playing tricks on one`s judgment,
as this reporter found it difficult not to sympathize
with Beraim, having known him to be a trusted guide in
Jolo.


“It was, however, an obligation to tell him the honest
thing – that he is not welcome in the State unless there
are employers willing to go through the process of the
law to have him employed.”

Daily Express [East Malaysia],

No more a job haven for illegals
, 28 April, 2003

I
would be amazed if an

American reporter
felt an obligation to say such a
thing – and more amazed if it didn`t lead to a mass
protest, and his

firing
.

Malaysia is different, though. Since last February, when
it started an operation known as Ops Nyah II Bersepadu,
it has deported 200,000 illegals, mostly Filipinos and
Indonesians.

Malaysia being what it is, some immigrants have even
been

caned.
(No, I don`t think that`s a good idea
for American
immigration enforcement.
I only point out, for the
benefit of the

ACLU
, that America is once again much kinder to
illegals than almost all other countries.)

The
Daily Express quotes the Sabah police
commissioner, Datuk Pahlawan Ramli Yusuff:


“Our crime index had gone
up a little bit this year as compared to the
corresponding period last year and most of the offences
were committed by foreigners…we believe some
(foreigners) are still loitering in some major towns in
Sabah.


“Most of these foreigners
(involved in robberies) are unemployed. I believe most
employers refused to employ them because of the strict
Immigration Act introduced last year. So they are
jobless; when they are jobless…they commit crimes such
as robbing students”….

This
happens in

America
, too. But American police chiefs
can`t say it.

[Link]


United Arab Emirates

The
United Arab Emirates employ so much foreign labor with
their petrodollars that the

resident population
is 80%

foreign-born.

Naturally, the UAE doesn`t let the guest-workers vote,
because it doesn`t let anybody vote, except the

Emirs
.

But
the UAE is having problems, too. I attach a couple of
quotes, without comment, to show that America is not the
only country with this problem.



Illegals in rush to beat deadline


Gulf News
, United
Arab Emirates – 29Apr 2003


Dubai/Sharjah |By Ashfaq
Ahmed and Bassma Al Jandaly


“The clock is ticking
rapidly for illegals in the country – and by tomorrow
the deadline for the amnesty will have passed, leaving
those still in the country facing hefty fines and jail
sentences.


“An official from the
Ministry of Interior who described illegals as a `pain
in the neck,` said: `In these last hours they suddenly
seem to have realized there is an amnesty on offer and
are rushing to get exit passes.`"

Here`s another:


[The
official said] `But those who remain will be hunted
after April 30 and deported, which means there will be a
permanent ban on their entering the country.` The number
of those who have left has not reached the anticipated
100,000.”

[Link]