Anti-Migrant Hate: April 2008 Archives

I swear, for migrant haters cracking down on migrants is the solution to everything.  The Boston Globe reports...

I don't know whether to be honored, disgusted, or afraid, but it looks like anti-migrant leaders are reading Citizen Orange.  On April 4, 2008, I got my first ever link from VDARE, a bastion of online migrant hate.  The post was written by Donald A. Collins, a board member of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, one of the leading U.S. anti-migrant organizations.  I usually try not to link to anti-migrant sites, but this post doesn't make much sense without it.  This is Collins' post.  It links to my post about "Democrats who [favor] causing illegals to return home".

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I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we begin by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty-to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy.

Answer below the fold.

Marisa TreviƱo questions Julie Myers' characterization of social security misappropriation as a significant proportion of the broader category of identity theft.  This, of course, was the primary justification ICE gave for churning through immigrant communities again in its raids this week, leaving the emotional and spiritual equivalent of the wreckage left by a rogue tornado. 

While not trying to minimize the hardships and nightmares that a stolen identity wreaks on its victims, I have to take issue with Ms. Myers' statement when she says - "A significant percentage of identity theft is carried out by illegal aliens trying to avoid detection and gain employment.."

According to a survey released in November 2007 by the Federal Trade Commission, only 1% of identity theft victims report their identity being used for employment purposes.

Since it's known that undocumented immigrants main purpose of using fake Social Security numbers is to gain employment then Ms. Myers seems to purposely exaggerate the facts to paint the undocumented worker as a hardened criminal intent on causing personal harm.

When in fact, it's been reported to be the opposite.

When given the opportunity to purchase the documents needed, undocumented immigrants do so willingly and gladly -- even when they fall victim themselves to scam artists.

[T]he race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ... 
Ecclesiastes 9:11

Restrictionists are still pushing their pet legislation through Congress--as if the current laws aren't bad enough.  Please take a moment to visit Orcinus for a list of wavering Democrats who are under pressure to accede to nativist efforts to push the misguided SAVE Act through the House. 

They could use your calls and emails to let them know that we are a migrant nation and the SAVE Act would be a big capitulation to the politics of fear and hate! 

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see if your Rep is on the list.  If so, give them a call!

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