/ February 24, 2010 06:25 PM
John Hawkins broaches illegal immigration in his latest post over at Townhall.com. In the article he addresses 5 reasons that illegal aliens should not be given citizenship. I can think of many more reasons, can you?
Here are the 5 John has come up with. You can read his reasoning at the article.
- encourages more illegal immigration
- take jobs from Americans
- importing poverty
- rewards bad behavior
- demeans our country
Can you think of more reasons? I can. Post your reasons in the comments below.
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Posted by Digger on February 24, 2010 06:25 PM (Permalink)
Diseases...These people are nasty, also have never been screened. YICK
8 ways how illegals make us sick:
As illegal immigration continues to run amok thanks to business and the government turning a
blind eye, tuberculosis is making a comeback in the States. Reports say that over three-quarters of
the TB cases reported in California were found in foreign natives.
Public health officials are not concerned enough by this. As for me? I’m terrified. Because the
most frightening part of this is that there are emerging strains of drug-resistant TB being brought
into the country by illegal immigrants who, of course, bypass the health screenings regularly conducted
with legal immigrants.
2. Chagas disease
You’ve probably never heard of this “kissing bug disease,” but Latin Americans know it all
too well. And why shouldn’t they? It affects more than 18 MILLION people there every year—
and 50,000 of those die. In fact, it’s the leading cause of heart failure in Latin America.
The bugs that spread it (triatomine bugs) are endearingly called “kissing bugs” because they
prefer to feed on your lips and face. There’s nothing sweet about their kisses, though. They nibble
on your face while you’re sleeping…then they defecate on you. If the feces enter your body through
mucous membranes or breaks in your skin, you’ll contract the disease.
Some people present no symptoms, and others will only end up with common cold symptoms.
But the disease can also cause local swelling, enlargement of your liver or spleen, and swollen glands.
It can get progressively worse from there—leading to an enlarged esophagus, enlarged heart, heart
failure, altered heart rate, and sometimes cardiac arrest. Up to 30 percent will eventually die…when
their heart or intestines actually explodes.
This disease isn’t contagious, and chances are you won’t run into these little buggers—but that
doesn’t mean you’re free and clear. Blood tainted with Chagas disease has turned up in our blood
supplies, and some transplanted organs are infected with the disease as well. Right now, there are
three proven cases of people receiving Chagas-infected organs. Two of them died.
Leprosy seems to be on the decline all around the world—everywhere, that is, except for the U.S.
That’s right, from 2005 to 2006, when the world was experiencing at 13.4 percent DECREASE in
leprosy cases, cases in the U.S. shot up higher than ever.
Forty or so years ago, less than 900 people in the U.S. were afflicted with leprosy. But in just
the last three years, that number has ballooned by 800 PERCENT—with over 7,000 new cases
reported. What’s going on here?
Right now, you’re probably thinking: Leprosy, that Biblical disease? But disease of Biblical proportions
is more like it. It’s a horrific disease, the likes of which you can’t fully understand unless you
see it. (If you’re not the squeamish type, try Googling the term “leprosy” and see what comes up.)
Just like the others, this is an imported disease. Dr. Terry Williams, who runs a clinic for lepers,
says that most of the cases he sees are imported from all over the world…like Africa, the
Philippines, China, and South America.
4. Dengue fever
This is another illness that most people in America have never heard of. But not too long ago, a
Texas town that borders Mexico experienced an outbreak. Can you imagine why that could be?
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this mosquito-borne illness is on the rise in Mexico
and throughout Latin America.
The classic form of the disease consists of fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, and rashes—
and sometimes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. But the hemorrhagic form isn’t quite so vanilla. As
the name implies, it causes both internal and external bleeding…including bloody diarrhea, vomiting
blood, and bleeding from mucosa.
The only thing doctors recommend is “supportive therapy,” such as staying hydrated and possibly
a blood transfusion (just make sure it’s not tainted with Chagas disease). In other words, there’s no cure.
Another “ancient disease” on the rise. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics is saying that
it’s worse now than it’s been in the last 40 years.
This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill cough, either. It’s caused by an airborne bacteria called
Bordetella pertussis. It attacks your breathing passages and narrows your airways, which leads to
intense coughing and difficulty breathing. It’s especially dangerous for kids, and it can be deadly
This is a parasitic disease caused by the pork tapeworm, and it’s caused by poor food-handling
practices. If you’re infected, something as simple as not washing your hands after you use the restroom
can cause you to contaminate food…and thereby spread it to other victims. The eggs will
hatch in your intestine, and then take up residence at any given place in your body.
One man who had a chronic headache ended up having a cyst of tapeworm larvae in his brain.
It could have killed him. This isn’t a rare situation, either. Hundreds of others have developed neurological
diseases because of this tapeworm. (Gives you something to think about when you step
into a fast-food restaurant…)
Between 1990 and 2002, 221 people in the U.S. died from cysticercosis. Almost 85 percent of
them were born in another country—and 62 percent of that number came from…you guessed it…
Mexico. Of the 33 American who died, 60 percent were living in California.
But since cysticercosis isn’t on the radar screen of most doctors and clinics, I’m betting that most
cases go undiagnosed—which means that the severity of the problem is likely far greater than the
numbers indicate. The easiest way to avoid this one…cook your own meals.
If it feels like you have bugs crawling under your skin, it might not be your imagination—especially
if you live in Texas, Florida, and California, where a mysterious disease called Morgellons is
crawling up from its neighbors to the south.
No one knows what causes it, how it’s spread, or how to make it go away. The medical establishment
has been quick to shrug it off. Victims wish they could do the same.
Victims complain of hair loss, skin thickening, fatigue and joint pain. But the worst part of all
has to be unexplained black fibers that come out of their skin. One sufferer said, “It gives you the
sensation that you have worms under your skin or rats crawling on you.” Another said, “When you
lay down, as soon as your head hits the pillow, your hair starts crawling.”
We did away with polio back in the 1940s when the advent of the polio vaccine. Since then,
you probably haven’t worried too much about this viral infectious disease. But polio is nothing to
mess with. It has a wide range of severity. It can be as minor as gastrointestinal problems and flulike
symptoms, or it can damage the central nervous system, leading to partial paralysis (as was the
case with FDR).
Now, once again, it’s on the rise in the U.S., thanks to the infected illegals who bring it across
the border with them. Luckily, this is one we do know how to fight, but when was the last time you
heard of anyone having to line up for a polio vaccine?
Posted by: JoAnn on February 25, 2010 09:23 AM
85% OF ILLEGALS ARE MEXICAN. MEXICO HAS AN AGENDA TO TAKE OVER FIRST THE SW OF THIS NATION (7 U.S. STATES) AND THEN ALL THE AMERICAN STATES. OF COURSE, IT IS RIDICULOUS AS MEXICO HAS A FAILED STATE, BUT THEY ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND ARE ENCOURAGING THEIR PEOPLE TO SNEAK INTO OURS.
Posted by: JUSTICEFORALL on February 26, 2010 03:53 AM
They cause broken families to their own or others' families by marrying a u.s. citizen or permanent resident for legal status. Greed for more money or materialism because they have no contentment. The married leave their children to themselves or to a caretaker resulting in addiction or destroyed future (of their children) due to lack of parental guidance.They grab the job opportunities from the legals because their employers prefer them to avoid legal obligations. They use medical and other benefits that belong to the Americans. Most of them have caused abuses to the legals. They are not poor in their homelands; but they want a luxurious lifestyle.They strongly believe only America can give it to them; for they have seen from their fellow illegal aliens who came ahead of them. "It's time for America to wake up."
Posted by: Jerry Mijares on March 20, 2010 02:12 PM
OUR CULTURE IS FADING AWAY,OUR FOREFATHER FOUGHT IN VAIN.NO MORE FREE BABIES,OR FREE FOOD.THIS WILL STOP ILLEGALS IN THERE TRACKS!
Posted by: JACK GREEN on March 27, 2010 10:53 AM
Watch out illegals can not only buy legal documents but they can partialy take over your name and have their address similar to yours. Do not ask how they do it. But if these illegals can out smart the FBI they can out us even more.
If we are to have change we must take action, but, as long as we Americans stay submissive we are bound for the continuation of no jobs, limited education, and our identity comprimised.
We American seem to be like lambs just allowing these illegals to continue taking over because we simply fear being labled racist.
We are not racist, we are tired of seeing American men, women, and children suffer.
I see homeless, it is always been an American, I see shelters full of Americans. I sorry but I am angry.
When is it our turn, when will Americans fight for Americans.
I am tired of my name being compremised because some illegals have taken over my name and have gotten documents to show similar address to mine.
Posted by: Loraine Ramirez on March 27, 2010 12:21 PM
This is all so stupid, i mean, if u knew anything u'd know that illegals do not get a proper education, about 75% finish high school, and therefore don't "steal" thus privaliged American educated jobs. meaning, it only hurts the Americans who don't work (yes, there are some Americans who don't work :o) or work low paying and uneducated jobs. 'Ramirez' is a latino name. Jerry; you are the dumbest person, im sure in columbia as a non drug lord or criminal they live in mansions and double story houses and play playstation 3s all day, and that being at risk of being shot when walking out onto the street is so luxurious. you clearly have absolutely no idea what any illegal immigrants, whether they come from afghanistan or fiji or mexico, what their lives are like in their country. I dont mean to be racist, but you Americans all seem to be ignorent and stubborn and unbudging from ur biased, shallow and unfactual views. its always someone elses fault, never ur own. its immigrants (not even illegals) who are making eveyrone poor, its immigrants who are taking all ur jobs so Billy cant have another Xbox game. sorry, but if u want someone to blame, blame the people who earn $800,000 an hour to dance around a stage and sing on tv; then ask what the real problem is.
and by the way, u dont "import poverty", thats so stupid. how does it reward bad behaviour? explain. or your saying that coming in the country illegally and staying is a reward, but that would be the same as "point" 1 and doesn't make sense.
dont even get me started on the ridiculas, disgusting propaganda on that ad banner. sheesh, it contradicts itself and raves on about facts that are barely related.
Posted by: Andrew cassar on April 11, 2010 03:45 AM
Excuse me ! But don't get me started. All that pours out of your mouth is BS !! You can twist it and turn it around and around but the truth is the truth. This is our country, NOT MEXICO! and your people are draining our country of it resourses. You have no respect for our country and you think we AMERICAN people own you something ! Please we owe you NOTHING!
WE are not a bunch of spoiled people. We were not born with a silver spoon in our mouth's like you say over and over again, far for it. We are a hard working people. We have worked those jobs no one else wants to work and are still doing it, but our jobs are becoming fewer and fewer because you are taking them away from us. You come to our country demanding this or that, and you have no right what so ever to demand anything. You are invaders! plain and simple. You have burdened our schools, our hospitals, and our prisons. You've get more rights then the American citizens and you still bitch and demand more and more. Ammesty will do no good, cause the more you demand the more you will want. And not only that, then more and more Illegals will come. We have laws for a reason in this country . I don't care who came here first, last or In between, the past is the past and those laws are ment to be inforced. Why have them if they are not going to be inforced. And who are you to come here to our country and think you can just jump ahead of all those that worked hard to be citizens of this country? What makes you so special? Why sneak into the country if you have nothing to hide, why not come in the front door and do things right, and if you want to be a citizen then do it the legal way? Why do you always call people who don't agree with you racist ? or other names? Cause you know you are WRONG! No other country in the world would let this go on, shoot your own country has a strict immagration policies. So what is wrong with us inforcing our laws? We don't need to change our laws, we just need to inforce them. Stop feeding them, stop giving them jobs, stop the anchor babies, and if they get deported, let them take all their babies back home with them. If you stop giving them a hand out, they will go home. We owe you NOTHING!! This is our Country not MEXICO!!
Posted by: Dee on April 13, 2010 07:04 AM
And another thing. If we AMERICAN'S work and want to buy our children xboxes what is that to you? Don't be jealous! We all have worked hard and some of us had nothing growing up and some of us still have nothing and work many hours. I don't know where you think you can top us in our own country ? We have worked those jobs before you came along and we will still work those jobs long after you are gone. I don't know any lazy AMERICANS! and in another blog some person was saying we don't even know how to plant a seed or plant tomatoes. Please we have been growning tomatoes for many many years. Our families have have gardens and have worked the fields long before any of you came here. So get over yourselves please! your poor me mantality is getting old . Your poor me BS is getting old. I don't feel sorry for you one bit. And I can do the jobs you think we can't do. I have had plenty of experience. And Yes I can and have worked long work days. I am not above getting my hands dirty and I will do any job to support my family and pay my bills. We don't need you here, we can get along without you, we did before you arrived and we will after you are gone. There are hundreds of hard working AMERICAN's that will do the jobs, don't let your ignorance fool you. We AMERICAN'S have built this country and we are proud of it, and we are very able and willing to do those jobs you say we are to lazy to do.
Posted by: Dee on April 13, 2010 07:21 AM
I am a native American, born in the state of Oregon and although I feel pity for the economic problems that Mexico faces, I feel more empathy for my fellow americans who I am beholden to assist.
It is simple. You belong to whatever country you are born into. And if you go to a foreign country they do not owe you anything as you should not be there in the first place.
Now, Mexico has several problems that contribute to their people's lack of economic success. However, if Mexicans would stay home and fix their country it would be so much better for everyone!
When I was young I picked crops in the fields, washed toilets and did all those jobs that supposedly "Americans don't want to do." Those jobs exist for Americans that are young and have little experience or those Americans that are uneducated. Saying that Americans won't do those type of jobs is an untruth as prior to the problems with illegal immigration those jobs were completed by Americans.
Now, I am 100% for LEGAL Immigration. This country can always use hard working, law abiding, patriotic citizens.
I graduated high school in Santiago Chile and found that one of my Chilean classmates has been living illegally in Orlando Florida for about 10 years. He left Chile on the run from the law, it seems he stole over $100,000 from individuals that were his countrymen. And all he does now is complain about the United States. He is very bitter and hateful about this country and that just chaps my ass. In all fairness he should have spent a number of years in jail rather than in Orlando Florida. He is, of course, very vocal about the subject of immigration and acts like this country OWES him a standard of living that he feels he deserves. The fact that he is illegal, of course, limits his options here, but at least he is not in jail. (yet)
Our country needs to harshly penalize employers that hire illegals so that more jobs will be made available for US citizens. All those that have illegally entered this country need to be deported and those that are legally seeking immigration need to have a chance. I seriously hope our political leaders have the courage to take on this serious issue that lowers US Citizens standard of living.
Oh, and calling me racist because I am a nationalist really infuriates me as I am engaged to be married to a native Chilean and we are in the process of LEGALLY immigrating him to this country.
Posted by: carla on April 15, 2010 01:15 AM
okay you guys are all races. first of all every one is an immigrant except navajos and some indaias. people come to this country for a better life why cant you give them a chance. some illegal immigrants make a bigger difference then, all you guys. i think sb1070 is the stupidest law. BARAK OBAMA SAID HE DID NOT WANT THIS LAW TO HAPEN AND WHAT DID SHE do SHE SIGHNED THAT PAPER. IF SHE CANT TAKE THE ADVICE OF THE PRESIDENT. THEN HOW DO YOU THINK SHES GOING TO BE A GOOD GOVENER. TheRe are more important stuff in country then this...Period.
Posted by: jane on April 27, 2010 06:31 PM
I am sorry but USA is an immigrant country, im from south america and as far as i know California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, were ceded to the US in 1848 under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).
so whom invaded whom, you americans can't pretent to take out the mexicans from their original states.
the first immigrants were the crap of the english people, then the irish, the italians( who were the hated people in europe at that time), the judes and now the latino people.
thats the history of this country, and not all latinos are 5 feet long with mustache and dark skin, for example in colombia we have the sexiest womens ever in argentina you can find attractive males too.
we know what means to be reach and poor, some of us came to this country not only in search for job but for safety, many can't get a green card of several reasons. that doesn't mean we are sick people criminals.
Posted by: raya on May 5, 2010 11:27 AM
Raya, this was hardly Mexican territory in 1846 when the American-Mexican War started. Only a few thousand Mexican citizens lived in the land that is now the USA, without any protection or help from their government. In fact, there wasn't a single Mexican settlement in what is now Utah, and less than 300 lived in Arizona (mostly in Tucson). Mexico's claim to this land was inherited from the Spanish, but you have to do more than draw some lines on a map to claim it, you have to occupy and control it, and most of the land was still controlled by the Native peoples like the Apache, Navaho, Hopi, Kiowa, Piute and Mohave people. It is a fact that more Mexicans moved to the US in the 10 years following the Treaty of Hidalgo than moved there in the preceding 350 years of Spanish-Mexican occupation. They moved there because the US provided military protection from the Natives that the Mexican govt never bothered to give, along with jobs and industry. And no one is removing the Mexicans from the land of their ancestors. The people who are trying to enter the US illegally are from central america, and southern and central Mexico.
Posted by: isaac on May 10, 2010 11:05 PM
U.S. citizens are slaves to illegals. Citizens pay taxes. Some of those taxes are used to create social safety net programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, Section 8 housing etc. These programs are for U.S. citizens if they encounter hardship and need a hand until they can get on their feet again. Is it true that every time an illegal is approved for benefits a citizen is denied? Regardless, my local paper used to cover this very topic years ago before it became too dangerous. There was a famous case where our local Medicaid bean counters determined not to give a citizen a kidney transplant because the same monies could be used to fix the broken arms and legs on 10 illegals. She died. She was a taxpayer until her kidney disease made her too ill. When citizens are denied benefits in their time of need it means that they are not being allowed the benefit of their wages (in the form of taxes) that they paid in. The only class of worker that I know that is not allowed to reap the benefit of their wages is a slave. That is why I say that citizens who are taxed and cannot get the benefit have lost their right to self-determination - they have entered into an agreement with the government and they are counting on those programs to be there for them should something bad happen to them - then something bad happens and they are denied. Similar to buying insurance for your house and then a fire happens and the company weasels out of paying on some obscure technicality. The citizen entered the contract to pay taxes in good faith and is getting screwed.
Posted by: sarum on May 11, 2010 05:13 AM
I cannot understand how us American people are doing more about protesting to stop this these illegal immigrants from being in our country. They have taken everything from us. They want free education, free food, free medical, they are always looking for resources and are the first in line for anything our Country offers to the American people.They are not legal. They should not be entitled to be first! I am an Native American and Mexican American. My family members died fighting for our Country. It makes me sick to see these people come over and think they should be supported and be entitled to what we have paid into all our lives. The sicker part is; Us Native Americans and Mexican Americans are shooting our own foot off by supporting these illegals. Without our vote for them they don't stand a chance. We need to fight to get our Country and our benefits back from them. I don't care if they had kids in this country and they think that earns them a right... no it doesn't. Go back and take your offspring with you!! My husband is a Journeyman in the construction field and is sitting at home because these illegal immigrants are working his job, doing half ass work and being paid a lot less. This has taken from us and SHAME on the business's that hire them for less pay and undocumented, I hope you're all made to pay extremely high fines to make up for your greed!!!!!!! Sorry but they need to go, I don't feel sorry for them. They make money and save it to spend in Mexico. They do not support our Country in any way!! Wake Up American's ...
Posted by: marie on June 3, 2010 01:37 AM
NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PERIOD! VOTE FOR MEG WHITMAN!
Posted by: DAVE fERREIRA on September 23, 2010 04:11 PM
Wake up, Americans, indeed. Wake up, have a look at the standard of living in Mexico. Do some research. Mexicans make an average of $4.15 in their home country. They can come to the U.S. to work illegally for less than minimum wage and make a much better living than in Mexico. This is illegal, yes, but it is not their fault. You cannot blame them for obliging to work for less. Blame the employer. If you want to blame illegals for the tanking/tanked economy, go back to high school economics. By working for lower wages, employers are able to spend more on products. Let's also not forget that spending money boosts the economy, whether the expenditures were earned illicitly or fairly matters not. The claim that illegal immigrants don't pay taxes is false. Sales tax, property tax, many even pay income tax. I'm not saying they pay all of the same taxes as a middle class family, but they must pay some taxes, and even choose to pay some. Even if an illegal doesn't pay inncome tax, if the IRS gives them an income tax return, shame on the IRS for not verifying the recipient's legal status. I'm willing to bet that if every illegal that is in the U.S. at this moment were deported back to their native country, we would lose a staggering percentage of the effective work force. Many Mexicans would love to legally acquire citizenship, but this is often made impossible by costs and backlog that can hold the process up for years. The opinions in these comments are not supported by valid facts, which leads me to believe that they are the result of ignorant political socialization. Do yourself a favor and check the facts before you merely repeat what you hear.
Posted by: Taylor on November 3, 2010 01:28 PM
I am undocumented. I clean your bathrooms and disgusting offices everyday as a maid. I go to high school, have a GPA of 3.92, and take AP and Honors classes. I will soon be attending the University of Arizona and prove all of you wrong.
Grew up in America and homeless 3 times.
I am Chinese Mexican. I will prove all you racists what we can do.
Posted by: alexia on January 6, 2011 11:42 AM
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how this website makes all its money out of advertisement tailored to immigrants :) All their ads are about HOW to become an American Citizen, get a green card or get a working permit.
Posted by: Louis on January 23, 2011 04:48 AM
This is all sad.. we all fight for the fact that we can't just accept each other..as far as I know Illegal immigrants are not only Mexicans, but ONE who migrates to another country. And what did the english do with the 13 colonies?? They migrated there..Americans claim to own this land, but yes it was gained with hard work, but they needed to migrate here to be able to conquer it. Illegal immigrants don't come to conquer America, but to live a better life. Watch "Un Dia Sin Mexicanos" a 2004 film by Director Sergio Arau and you'll get a hint..There are alot of negative objectives that Americans who are against Illegal Immigrants have and seem to only focus on others peoples bad qualities. We are all humans, right? Bones, flesh, heart, and soul. So why seperate each other with such nonsense that has no point??
Posted by: Ivette on April 28, 2011 12:03 AM
I agree with "justiceforall" wrote above, on 2010. 85% OF ILLEGALS ARE MEXICAN. MEXICO HAS AN AGENDA TO TAKE OVER FIRST THE SW OF THIS NATION (7 U.S. STATES) AND THEN ALL THE AMERICAN STATES. Most of the stupid politicians seem unaware of that, USAis in great danger if Mexicans are not sent out back to Mexico. USA should destroy Mexico in a war, or sterilize all Mexicans to make them less than 50 millions in 30 yars. Mexicans are the cancer of humankind.
Posted by: josemart on June 4, 2011 08:25 PM