A Washington State Reader Answers LA Mayor Villaraigosa`s Claim That Hispanics “Clean Your Toilets”; etc.
Brian Riordan (e-mail
This is a frequently used ploy to both make guilty
white liberals assent to illegal aliens` demands and to
justify their unlawful presence as necessary because
they "do the jobs
that Americans won`t do."
I washed dishes and cleaned toilets—and that was when
I already had two college degrees.
And someone should ask Villaraigosa:
who cleans up after illegal aliens?
Millions of our taxpayer dollars (and much work
provided by American volunteers) has been spent in a
futile attempt to clean up the
growing piles of garbage left by illegals as they
sneak across the border from
Mexico into Texas, Arizona, New
Mexico and California.
According to a
Fox News story, in 2006 alone more than 1.18
million pounds of trash was collected along southern
Arizona border, much of it in the meeting spots where
aliens rest, change clothes and wait to hitch a ride
further north with a smuggler.
Arizona officials have spent approximately $4.4
million over five years to clean up the
mess that continues to build with each crossing. An
additional $1 million was spent for 2007 from a base
Bureau of Land Management appropriation.
Read the BLM`s comprehensive report on environmental
damage caused by illegal immigration
Border Patrol`s Tucson sector, which covers most of
the Arizona border, doesn`t have exact statistics about
how many people cross through each year. But on average,
agents apprehend 1,500 people a day, with 378,000 total
undocumented immigrants caught in 2007 alone.
No wonder aliens generate so much trash!
The next time a reconquista like Villaraigosa
boldly proclaims "we clean your toilets," your
response should be:
"We clean up your garbage."
Riordan says he learned
about Mexican corruption while he lived in
New Mexico. His last
letter proposed a new holiday for Americans: Cinco de
Agosto, the day
Jose Medellin is
scheduled to die. Read it
Re: Brenda Walker`s Blog:
Waiting for the Final Exhale
The following quote is from the
Houston Chronicle article about the Jose
Medellin August 5th
"The Mexican government
said U.S. officials violated the 1963 Vienna Convention
when they failed to allow the citizens of another
country access to its representatives after arrest."[Execution
Date Set for Mexican Who Killed Houston Girls,
By Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle, May 6, 2008]
Given that Houston is
sanctuary city where law enforcement cannot ask
about resident status, how would such a process of
“access to its representatives” be initiated?
Ironically, it seems that illegal aliens have become
a victim of their own code of silence: request help and
confirm that you are an illegal alien—or remain silent
and forfeit your right to legal support.
Mexicans come from a culture with
corrupt law enforcement and therefore have avoided
contact with the police for most of their lives.
The same Mexican government harping for treaty
compliance has put its own people in this predicament.
Stalwart describes himself
as a “proud Southerner“.
Congress must fear
that their issuance would be tantamount to relinquishing
a personal freedom.
In my view, this is
With the maddening
identity thefts, perhaps Congress will eventually
revisit the issue.
I believe they would
be helpful not only in identifying undocumented workers
but as a tool against identity fraud.
a newspaper reporter, political writer and columnist and
an editorial page editor for newspapers in Washington,
Baltimore and Annapolis.
He retired earlier this year as Vice President for
Communications of the
an international nonprofit organization headquartered in
Tim McCoy (e-mail
Whenever a situation— big or small, good or
like Collins is compelled to invent a process to control
Unfortunately, the solutions they come up with
are either incomplete or poorly thought out.
Then, unintended consequences arise to bite
everyone in the butt.
No system is foolproof, and all have design flaws
that allow errors to seep in.
Soon, the solution becomes the problem as it
breaks down under its own weight.
Collins` proposed citizen ID requires collecting
personal information that is detailed enough to
uniquely identify the individual. The federal
brother“—can tap into that at any
The ID data must be stored in
an accessible but secure database. Policies must be
established for exception resolution because of
inaccuracies and/or errors.
Soon the ID card—that sounded so good in the
first place—is an uncontrollable, living
And, no matter what anyone says counterfeiting
any card can be done for a price.
How about this:
enforce immigration laws. That will make it
uncomfortable for aliens to try to get here. And if they
do, they`ll run this risk of deportation
Believe me, we don`t need no stinking IDs!
Alas, dear Mr. McCoy,
although you say you live in Montana, it sounds like you
haven`t entered modern America. More is likely already
known about you, including where you buy your groceries
and where you travel, etc. than you can remember. Have
you ever lost your wallet, which contains your Social
Security Number, credit cards, driver`s license? It`s
like losing your identity, isn`t it?
Carrying a biometric
National ID card that gives absolute proof of your
American citizenship would actually be a great
convenience if our government would install the readers
at airports and other similar places to facilitate your
And as for counterfeiting
a national ID card, one of my fellow FAIR board members
reminded me that a well-known firm has the technology to
produce a card with 64 different metrics—making