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US Immigration Presentation to the Senior Class of Ardsley High School, NY on October 31, 2007 by Jim Russell, Ph.D., Chairman of Westchester-Rockland Citizens for Immigration Control.

US Immigration Presentation to the Senior Class of Ardsley High School, NY on October 31, 2007 by Jim Russell, Ph.D., Chairman of Westchester-Rockland Citizens for Immigration Control.


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US Immigration Policy Presentation at Ardsley HS

  1. 1. US Immigration Policy Ardsley High School October 31, 2007 Jim Russell, Ph.D Chairman, Westchester-Rockland Citizens for Immigration Control
  2. 2. US Immigration is Increasing <ul><li>2006 Legal Immigration: 1,266,264 </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Illegal Immigration Estimate: </li></ul><ul><li>515,000 </li></ul>
  3. 5. Mexico <ul><li>Dominates both legal and illegal immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Small middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Low taxes, nice for very wealthy </li></ul><ul><li>Plight of poor ignored; encouraged to emigrate </li></ul><ul><li>World’s wealthiest man is an a Mexican! </li></ul><ul><li>(Carlos Helú, $67.8 Billion) </li></ul>
  4. 6. U.S. population in 1970 203 million Census projection for 2100 571 million Census projection for 2050 420 million Current U.S. population (October 30,2007) 303,246,910
  5. 7. % of population growth due to immigration 86% Annual U.S. population growth 3.3 million Births to foreign-born each year 900,000
  6. 9. 1,781,264 / 57,545 = 31 Full Yankee Stadiums
  7. 10. 1,781,264 / 365 = 4,880 Immigrants a day
  8. 11. Ardsley Population: 4815
  9. 12. Inter-continental Migration Chart by Migration Policy Institute, 2007
  10. 13. Demographic Results <ul><li>Increase in Hispanic and Asian percentage of the population </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in the White and Black percentages of the population </li></ul>
  11. 14. Westchester Population
  12. 15. Jackson Heights, Queens <ul><li>2005 Population Data </li></ul>
  13. 17. World Population Estimate on October 30, 2007 6,627,939,946
  14. 18. Background Causes <ul><li>Expanding Populations of Asia and South America </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Factors (NAFTA, CAFTA) </li></ul><ul><li>Military Intervention creates Refugees (Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Iraq) </li></ul>
  15. 19. Major Immigration Legislation <ul><li>National Origins Act of 1921 </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Act of 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Refugee Act of 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 </li></ul>
  16. 20. Sen. Edward Kennedy on the 1965 Immigration Act <ul><li>First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immi-grants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same.... </li></ul><ul><li>Second, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset. The actual increase in immigration is insignificant when measured against our birthrate. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S. 500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area. . . . </li></ul>
  17. 21. 2006 European Immigration <ul><li>Ireland 1,906 </li></ul><ul><li>Italy 3,215 </li></ul><ul><li>Germany 8,436 </li></ul><ul><li>Poland 17, 052 </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom 17,206 </li></ul><ul><li>All of Europe 164,285 or 13% of Total </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico (Legal) 173,753 (Illegal) 315,000 </li></ul>
  18. 22. Polls on Immigration <ul><li>Consistently show that a substantial majority of Americans oppose increased immigration. </li></ul><ul><li>A May 2007 CBS News/New York Times Poll: “Should illegal immigrants be prosecuted and deported for being in the U.S. illegally, or shouldn't they?” </li></ul><ul><li>Should 69% </li></ul><ul><li>Should Not 24% </li></ul><ul><li>Unsure 7% </li></ul>
  19. 23. Why have politicians ignored the will of the people? <ul><li>Fear of media criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of pressure groups </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions from organizations and businesses that desire cheap labor </li></ul>
  20. 24. Two Different Underlying Philosophies <ul><li>America can absorb unlimited numbers of immigrants. Let’s welcome whomever manages to set foot within our borders. </li></ul><ul><li>There are limits to the natural resources required to maintain our quality of life. Just because the US admitted large numbers of immigrants in the past does not mean that we need them now. </li></ul>
  21. 25. Benefits and Drawbacks of Continued High Immigration <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap Labor Pool </li></ul><ul><li>Generous Image </li></ul><ul><li>Drawbacks </li></ul><ul><li>$$ for Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Group Tension </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Stress on Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Loss </li></ul><ul><li>Overcrowding </li></ul>
  22. 26. Effects of Immigration <ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Cultural </li></ul>
  23. 27. Economic Issues (1) <ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Unskilled </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled </li></ul><ul><li>H1-B Visas </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul>
  24. 28. Economic Issues 2 <ul><li>Where do US Corporations stand? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they just want cheap labor to exploit? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they doing to encourage and prepare US high school seniors for satisfying careers? </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of trying to lure foreign doctors to the US, we should be preparing our own young citizens to pursue careers in medicine. </li></ul>
  25. 29. Criminal (1) <ul><li>Gangs and Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>MS-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Methamphetamines from Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, Guatemala, etc. </li></ul>
  26. 30. Criminal (2) <ul><li>DHS 2007 Crime Estimate: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>605,000 Foreign-born will be jailed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Half of these will be removable aliens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most will be released and not deported </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General. Detention and Removal of Illegal Aliens: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , OIG-06-033, April 2006, p. 2. </li></ul>
  27. 31. Mary Nagle
  28. 32. Ronald Douglas Herrera Castellanos
  29. 33. Elizabeth Butler
  30. 34. Elizabeth Butler
  31. 35. Ariel Menendez
  32. 36. Patricia Butler &quot;If he had been deported, my daughter would be alive today.&quot;
  33. 37. State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) <ul><li>At the state level, . . . 47 states received reimbursement for incarcerating about 74,000 [criminal aliens] in fiscal year 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>In fiscal year 2003, SCAAP reimbursed about 700 local governments for about 147,000 criminal aliens. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal cost of incarcerating criminal aliens--totaled approximately $5.8 billion for calendar years 2001 through 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>This is only about 25 percent or less of the estimated criminal alien incarceration costs to states and localities. </li></ul>
  34. 38. SCAAP 2 ( Report GAO-05-646R) <ul><li>In summary, for our study population of 55,322 illegal aliens, we found that: They were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien. </li></ul><ul><li>They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien . </li></ul>
  35. 39. Health Care <ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Westchester Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Port Chester Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Contagious Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Rubella </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Resistant Strains of TB </li></ul>
  36. 40. Education <ul><li>Free Education for Illegal Aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Schools & Increasing School Taxes; Special Language Classes </li></ul><ul><li>DREAM Act </li></ul>
  37. 41. Social and Cultural Issues <ul><li>English Language </li></ul><ul><li>Different Traditions and Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict between immigrants and citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict between immigrant groups </li></ul>
  38. 42. Environmental <ul><li>Overdevelopment destroys ecosystems. </li></ul><ul><li>Water supply is not infinite. </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution often increases with population density. </li></ul>
  39. 43. Refugees and Asylees <ul><li>USA admits more than all other nations combined </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Lautenberg Amendment </li></ul>
  40. 44. Refugee Programs <ul><li>Asylum Seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,000 </li></ul><ul><li>East Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Europe and Central Asia . . 3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Latin America/Caribbean . . 3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Near East/South Asia . . . .28,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Unallocated Reserve . . . . 10,000 </li></ul>
  41. 45. Policy Issues <ul><li>Anchor Babies </li></ul><ul><li>Public School for Illegal Aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Deportation of Illegal Alien Convicts </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement of Laws against Employers </li></ul>
  42. 46. Current Immigration Controversies <ul><li>Amnesty </li></ul><ul><li>DREAM Act </li></ul><ul><li>NY: Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens </li></ul>
  43. 47. Driver‘s Licenses for Illegals? <ul><li>Privilege of Legal Residence </li></ul><ul><li>Secure ID </li></ul><ul><li>Gov. Spitzer vs. Republican Legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Zogby Poll </li></ul>
  44. 48. Solutions <ul><li>Open Borders </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty for Illegal Aliens </li></ul><ul><li>Population Stabilization </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Moratorium </li></ul>
  45. 49. Amnesty for Illegals? <ul><li>Fairness to Persons applying Legally vs. persons who violate the law </li></ul><ul><li>How many? How many family members? </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited chain migration? </li></ul><ul><li>At what cost? What background, skills, and needs? </li></ul>
  46. 50. Employers Benefit from Lax Enforcement <ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Landscapers </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Pay, No SS Tax, No Insurance </li></ul>
  47. 51. We don’t need illegal aliens to care for our lawns.
  48. 52. Westchester Issues <ul><li>Village of Mamaroneck: Day Laborers </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Kisco: Deportations & Rene Perez </li></ul><ul><li>Port Chester: Electoral Representation </li></ul><ul><li>County Jail: Deportation of Convicts </li></ul>
  49. 53. Hiring Sites for Illegal Aliens? <ul><li>Federal law prohibits aiding illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. and even more strongly prohibits employing illegal aliens. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, there are hiring sites in Westchester County where crooked contractors can hire illegal aliens, often without paying taxes or insurance. </li></ul>
  50. 54. Immigration Expansion Advocacy <ul><li>National Council of La Raza, </li></ul><ul><li>League of Latin American Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican American Legal Defense Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Westchester Hispanic Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Lawyers Association </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Organizations </li></ul>
  51. 55. Immigration Limitation Advocacy <ul><li>FAIR </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers USA </li></ul><ul><li>The Social Contract </li></ul><ul><li>VDare </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Immigration Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Westchester-Rockland Citizens for Immigration Control (www.west-rock.org) </li></ul>