Forbes (!) Exposes The Illegal Immigrant Racket

In so far as

Big Business
has a bible,

Forbes magazine
is one of its

, so it`s a bit odd that in its June 7 issue
Forbes offered a detailed and graphic account of
how the big business of trafficking in illegal
immigrants operates.

Then again, for the hot gospellers
of capitalism, it`s just business—even though a bit
unusual because it`s

. [Preying On Human Cargo, Michael
Maiello and Susan Kitchens, Forbes, June 7, 2004

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Exactly how big is the traffic in
human cargo—not only from Latin America (a piddling $500
million a year) but from


Eastern Europe
(and probably other locations) as
well? The total amount that Forbes offers is the
tidy sum of $7 billion for "what human smugglers
around the world pull in every year."

Not all of that is for smuggling
people into this country, but a good deal of it is.


for illegal aliens as

cheap labor
for Big Business (the legal kind,

more or less)
is insatiable.  As the story, written
by Michael Maiello and Susan Kitchens, reports, most
illegals who sneak in "generally lead anonymous
lives, doing faceless jobs—janitorial
work during the

midnight-to-8 a.m. shift
at, say, a Target store or
a Dunkin` Donuts;

making beds
at a Best Western or Clarion hotel;
washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant."

Like other Big Business, this one
breeds off its siblings.

But unlike most Big Business today,
the immigrant trafficking trade is run by little guys,
though they wind up with big money themselves (assuming
they avoid the law).

One Border Patrol agent who allowed
a thousand Latin illegals to sneak into the country at
San Ysidro port in San Diego raked in the modest sum
of—$1 million per month.

Another, a lady of Asian extraction
known as

Sister Ping
, now in the pokey in Brooklyn, is
alleged to have earned an even more modest $30 million
over 15 years of hard work smuggling

thousands of aliens from southern China.
(a professional smuggler who guides

across the border from Mexico
) can earn $9,000
leading 15 people in two days.

But the little guys are not
necessarily nice guys. Sister Ping had the help of a
merry band of

Vietnamese immigrants
fetchingly known as the "Born
to Kill Gang."
The immigrants themselves are
treated little better than the slaves bought and sold in
the days of the

Roman Empire.

"Newly arrived illegals are
herded into what veterans call `hell houses.` They`re
not allowed to leave until they pay off the snakehead
[the smuggler]…. Toughs do everything they can to
get paid—threatening the relatives back home and
subjecting the migrants to torture and interest rates of
up to 5% a month."

Other immigrants are hired out by
the smugglers or their middlemen to

legitimate businesses
as janitors or other

menial labor,
with no questions asked.

The Open Borders crowd loves to gas
on about how wonderful illegal immigrants have it when
they come to the land of opportunity, but for most the
only real opportunity is to be exploited by which ever
gang gets hold of them—the Born to Kill boys or Target


What`s going on here comes from the
very heart of Big Capitalism in the opening years of the
21st century.

Capitalism depends on being able to
compete, to offer its goods and services at lower
prices, which means it has to reduce costs of
production. Cutting the

cost of labor
is a comparatively easy way to do
that, and throughout history the ways have been obvious
enough—outright slavery as practiced in the ancient
world or the big plantations of

Latin America
and the

or the

mass immigration
promoted after Southern
slaveholders were dispossessed by their Northern

Whatever the exact method, it means
that when Big Business is allowed to engage in
unfettered competition and reduce labor costs as much as
it likes, the result is the flooding of the society with
a population no one

really wants.

The only reason the slaves or the
immigrants are there at all is for purposes of

economic usefulness.
They are not really part of the
culture or the race or the society and they have little
loyalty to any of them—which is why they are called

But whatever

the aliens

might have
, it`s more than what the Big Business
that brought them here


The main text from the Big Business
bible is, ye shall cut your costs above all else, and
when the cult of Big Business is allowed to prevail, the
result is not only the exploitation of the cheap labor
it imports but the eventual destruction of the society
and people it is allowed to dominate.



[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.

Click here
for Sam Francis` website. Click

to orderhis monograph
Ethnopolitics: Immigration, Race, and the American
Political Future and
here for
Glynn Custred`s review.