The British news agency Reuters reports that Arnold
Schwarzenegger, a legal immigrant who spent years
struggling with the
INS`s bureaucracy, says amnesty for illegal
immigrants is unfair to legal immigrants.
"What he [Cruz
Bustamente] doesn`t understand is that people
like myself waited 15 years to get citizenship,"
Schwarzenegger, who came to the United States from Austria
in the 1960s, said. "There are people who have been
waiting 20 years. I find it unfair to all of a sudden
push the whole thing with undocumented immigrants and
say they should immediately get citizenship."
Arnold Wants More Secure Calif. Border, September 2,
2003, by Dan Whitcomb)
Schwarzenegger said this on
“John and Ken Show.” (Audio
here. Immigration starts at 7 minutes 30 seconds.)
Schwarzenegger speaks English very well, by the way, and
you can compare him for example, to the
audio of Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington, of whom
John and Ken
say that “Due to the language barrier, she was
unable to answer most of John & Ken`s questions.”
Amazingly, the Reuters` report doesn`t seem to have
been picked up in the American media at all.
Well, maybe not so amazingly. A reader points out
that the Wall Street Journal Edit Pagers, not
content with claiming July 4 a.k.a.
Independence Day for immigration, now apparently
Labor Day too.
Mary Anastasia O`Grady celebrated it with a piece
booming illegal immigration on OpinionJournal.com.
Immigrants Humanely | Sealing the borders
isn`t an option, harnessing supply and demand is.
August 30, 2003]
But check out the fierce “Reader
We don`t need any more
illegal workers for low wage jobs that cost taxpayers
billions of dollars in social services here in
California.— Gary Rudnick – Palm Desert, Calif.
The real problem with
illegal immigration is based in the government not
pursuing employers who wish to keep down
American wages because they run businesses that
would fail in the real world or out of pure greed.
Felipe Bover – Santa Fe, N.M.
The outright refusal to
American borders and points of entry, especially in
a time when hostile infiltration from abroad is a very
real danger, is quite unjustifiable. National
sovereignty and security are more important than cheap
affordable hired help. The mere invocation of the "market"
or "demand" can never defend a policy that offers the
enemies of the United States an easy means of access.
Daniel Larison – Albuquerque, N.M.
Even in the inner sanctum of
post-Americanism, the smoke of dissent is rising.
On August 27, while it was still breaking news, I
wrote an item about the Chicago warehouse shooting,
Hispanic Gunman Kills 7 in Chicago, a headline
exclusive to VDARE.COM.
Now the rest of the story. Guess what, he was an
A reader tipped us that he had seen confirmation of
Tapia`s Mexican origin in a story from the
Philippines. (The story was headed “Ople:
No Filipino killed in Chicago shootout.” My
first thought was “Gee, thanks a lot, guys.” But
it`s a legitimate thing for the Philippine Foreign
Affairs department to be worried about.)
Most of the US media, however, followed
the rule that immigration status is only important
in a victim. (Oddly, the Government of Mexico reverses
this rule; they go
all out for Mexicans on Death Row, and ignore their
story of his sad death and funeral included the fact
that he was an immigrant. But it didn`t include the
immigration status of the man who shot him.
As soon as we posted last week`s story, I got an
unfriendly email saying
Did you really use the
deaths of those poor people in Chicago to make some
vague and incorrect point that the killer was an illegal
Partly to say I Told You So, (because I
repeatedly). And partly because I knew the
gun control people would be
blaming the gun and we would hear, ad nauseum,
that it was a Walther PP .380, and that it was
made in Germany, but not that the killer came
From a public policy standpoint, immigration is
infinitely more important than gun control.
Not only does Mexico have a murder rate
three times as high as the United States, but its
citizens don`t like Americans.
Douglas told the online
true-crime newspaper APB Online that he views [the
serial “Railway Killer”]
committing crimes to satisfy immediate material needs,
such as money – but murders in significant part out of
anger at the rich America that keeps deporting him to
his impoverished homeland. Such a motive would almost
amount to a form of terrorism—because Douglas went on to
say that Resendez-Ramirez doesn`t care what race, sex,
or age his victims are, but rather hates the whole
It`s not just Mexican
illegals who see the U.S. as a nation where living
standards are immensely higher than those of their
homelands and come here illegally for that reason – but
Mexico is the only Third World nation whose poor are
blanketed by Hollywood`s airbrushed version of American
How many more
Resendez-Ramirezs are out there, waiting to go off?
Well, now we can name at least one: Salvador Tapia.
And, once again, as with
Resendez-Ramirez and James Taranto, we can also name
a Wall Street Journal Edit Page accomplice: Mary