Legal Mass Immigration Is The Ultimate Threat

The great on-going debate at

is: "Which of the two—legal or illegal
immigration—does more to destroy the fabric of America?"

Legal immigration often takes a back seat to illegal
immigration in terms of how much time we spend writing
and talking about it.

But on any given day—like today— I`ll tell you that
legal immigration is the bigger of the two threats.

The immigration reform movement has made enormous
strides in raising America`s awareness about the
destructive consequences of illegal immigration.

You can feel the progress we`ve made the grassroots
level. And you can see how influential we`ve been in
Congress by checking its recent voting records. Note the May
5th overwhelming victory in the House of the
REAL ID bill—arguably
, but bitterly opposed by the

Treason Lobby
. Final tally:


But as easy as taking a stand against illegal
immigration has become, it`s still tough to argue for
limiting legal immigration.

Calling for a return to traditional levels of annual
legal immigration—about 200,000—may even be less
politically correct than demanding that the

borders be sealed.

Propose less legal immigration and all the old
bromides get dusted off—most notably the painfully
tiresome "We are a nation of immigrants."

But since the time we actually were a "nation of
around the

turn of the 20th Century,
look at how the
definition of legal immigration has expanded

When you say legal immigration, are you are talking
about chain migration, temporary

protected status
, extended voluntary departure,
asylum or


All offer ample opportunities for fraud…and for

a ticket to the U.S.

The only question that should be asked regarding the
multiple U.S. legal immigration policies is will they in
any tangible way enhance the quality of life for

Answers are hard to come by if you count on the

Mainstream Media
(MSM) for your information. It

dwells only
on the supposed benefits of


But VDARE.COM readers know that, on balance, the
quality of American life has not been improved through
mass legal immigration.

Consider this on the scene report from a health care
professional living in

Columbus, Ohio
. I will call him William Edwards.

For the last three months, Edwards has kept me posted
about the 30,000 Somalis in his community. The
Somali Bantu
resettlement program has been one of

most controversial
since the enactment of the 1980
Refugee Act.

You will not read any of what Edwards has to say in
Columbus Dispatch
that`s for sure.

Edwards explains the lack of MSM negative comment
about the Somalis this way:

"It is as though a

flying saucer
landed in your back yard but no one
wanted to report on it for fear of being accused of
hallucinating on drugs.

"This is a subject that is
taboo. Some of the

have risked

their jobs
by talking about the Somali. The city
announced that 30,000 more would be relocate in Columbus
and vicinity but is tight lipped on talking about
specific plans.

The Somalis speak their
own language and the translators are all Somali so their
loyalties are to their families. You have to rethink
your basic ideas about medicine to understand their
motives. They

see western medicine
as an adjunct to their own
medicine. They are extremely private and will not talk
about their own remedies. If you give them medicine they
will take it home and use it as they feel would be most

They don`t consider
western medicine as superior to their own. There is a
sort of arrogance to their attitude to Columbus Ohio.

The government uses the
Somalis as their anointed children. Also the

city government
uses them as England and George III
used the

or the

used the

Swiss Guard,
as their private army to force the

into submission. The Somalis are no longer
being relocated to the inner city where Section 8
(welfare) housing is located. Instead they are being
located in the middle class suburbs and

smaller towns
. This results in a plunging of real
estate values in

whichever town
the Somalis are placed.

One of my patients is a
builder. He explains that there is a project to build
150 houses in a nicer suburb that will be given to
Somalis to

"teach them home ownership,"
a George W. Bush
project. One Somali family was given a nice home in a
middle class suburb. The family now has 40 people living
in the house with

attendant cars

all over the place.

The nurse who related the
story explained that they have tried to sell her home
but instead of the $300,000 they had hoped for, they are
now relegated to living in the home since they are
unable to sell the house at all. Their retirement hopes
have been devastated.

The Somalis elicit

in the people who are forced to deal with them.
No one wants to confront this for fear of being

a racist. No one talks to the Somalis, they
are a

closed society
with their own language.

The media has its own take
on the Somalis. The families don`t speak English but

talk through an interpreter,
so no one can judge
whether the families are telling the truth when they
declare some in Columbus as racist.

It is just unbelievable to
people in Columbus that our government can perpetrate
such fraud on our city. I suspect the people in

are smiling that others are finding out
what they have had to accommodate to.

The population of Columbus

moving out
to the smaller towns surrounding the city
but the government is locating the Somalis in the middle
of the smaller towns. Sort of like telling the
populace—you can

but you can`t hide."

The constant danger is
that, despite what is going on in Columbus and other
small American cities, Congress will continue to press
for more legal immigration, especially via

refugee resettlement.

Consider the consequences
when, in February, President Bush met with a Liberian
refugee. Based on her

personal story,
Bush jumped into the fray to
successfully push through an increase in the refugee cap
to pre-9/11 levels.

Even our two biggest
heroes, U.S. Representatives Tom Tancredo and James
Sensenbrenner, voted for the increase.

At the risk of coming
across as the world`s most unsympathetic man, may I
point out the problem with our refugee approach?

Even if the U.S. were to
increase its annual commitment to refugees by ten fold,
conditions in the war-torn, hellhole countries like


do not change one iota.

But Somali refugees have
radically changed Columbus—and not in ways that serve
the best interests of the American population already
residing there.

My warning: Beware the


And don`t forget that
legal mass immigration is the ultimate threat.

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.