Why Not Enforce Laws Against Illegal Immigration—And Leave Innocent Americans Alone?

On a recent Thanksgiving trip to
Washington, relatives of mine had their car stopped near
the Capitol and subjected to a "bomb
by—somebody or another, the local cops,
the federal cops, the

Homeland Security
cops, the UN cops, who knows and
who can tell anymore?

There was no bomb of course (not
even my relatives carry them in their cars) and there is
no "horror story," except for the horror to which
we have all become so habituated that nobody even
notices it—that perfectly innocent, law-abiding
Americans are stopped, their time consumed, and their
property pawed over by government parasites who have no
better way to justify their presence at the public

For the real horror of the week you
have to go to
Long Island.

There, the New York Times
reports, Suffolk County Executive

Steve Levy,
after listening to a

rising level of anger from voters
about the impact
of immigration on their community,

"floated a proposal to deputize some

Suffolk County police
officers, giving them the
power to detain people found to be in the United States
illegally after being taken into custody on other
charges. Right now, Suffolk police and corrections
officers say, they are prohibited from asking immigrants
whether they are in the country legally."
[L.I. Clash on Immigrants Is Gaining Political Force,
By PATRICK HEALY, November 29, 2004]

The plan went nowhere, mainly

local police unions
objected to it (no reasons
given), and of course the professional aliens lobby
didn`t much care for it either.

advocacy groups and residents of Suffolk and Nassau
Counties say the proposal is a sign of the times. They
say the issue of illegal immigration is rapidly
gathering political force in Long Island`s patchwork of

historically white suburban hamlets
, and as the
complaints grow, politicians are

with get-tough rhetoric, crackdowns and
new laws."

The issue of illegal immigration is
rapidly gathering political force in places like Suffolk
because such places have not enjoyed all the glories of
mass immigration the

Open Borders Lobby
has promised them for so long.
The issue will come to many, many more such places as
those glories fail to arrive there either.

What has come to Suffolk, the
reports, is "a commensurate strain on
public services like


garbage collection
and sewer systems in an area
where residents pay some of the highest taxes in the
and citizens` complaints that "the
influx of immigrants has brought noise violations,
littering, people drinking and

urinating in public

crammed with cars."

Suffolk is not alone.
"Communities across the nation—from

Mesa, Ariz.,

Hoover, Ala
., to

Freehold, N.J.
—have faced similar struggles. Day
laborers have been shut out and demonstrated against,
and have become the targets of political campaigns."

But the emerging political issue is
not what is really noteworthy in the story. What is
noteworthy is the utter indifference of most of the

governing authorities
to the "day laborer
at all. Of course there is no "day
laborer problem"
—the people of whom President Bush
smugly remarked a few days ago,

"We`d much rather have security guards running down
terrorists or drug runners or drug smugglers than people
coming to work."

The problem is immigration and the
refusal of public authority

at any level
in the country—from the

White House
to the

county cops
—to deal with it.

As noted, local law enforcement is
not permitted to ask if an immigrant is legally in the
country, but the federals don`t ask at all. Ever since
the Clinton administration, immigration authorities have
abandoned "interior enforcement"
—if you make
it a few miles over the border, you need have no fear of
being busted for violating federal immigration statutes
because the authorities don`t even try to enforce them.

The horror is that despite the
obvious harm of mass immigration on the daily life of
American communities, authorities are not willing to
take any even elementary steps to control or check it.
Their reluctance obviously doesn`t extend to snooping
law-abiding Americans
who have to put up with random
"bomb searches."

But the reason we have to have bomb
searches at all is that the authorities for decades have
refused to enforce existing immigration laws, so that we
now have imported a massive potential fifth column able
and willing to wage terrorism against us.

What President Bush

doesn`t get
(among much else) is that "coming to
can be as much an act of warfare as setting
bombs and is often a rather more effective weapon with
which to destroy a nation.

The price of mass immigration is
not only cultural disintegration but also the gradual
construction of a police state that becomes the only
force able to hold the country together once mass
immigration has come to work.



Sam Francis [email
him] is a nationally syndicated columnist. A selection
of his columns,

America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture
, is now available

Americans For Immigration Control.

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