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Illegal Immigrants: If America Is So Bad, Go Home

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It is a phrase that has become prominently featured in the debate over illegal immigration – some illegal immigrant students across the country have even begun referring to themselves as “undocumented and unafraid,” demonstrating that they are here both here illegally and do not fear punishment for their violation of federal law.

The idea of taking a public stand and being proud of violating United States immigration law is only possible as a result of direct actions by President Barack Obama. Obama’s unconstitutional and illegal Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and executive action Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) executive actions sent a strong message to Americans and illegals alike: our borders, our laws, and our sovereignty do not matter.

“Undocumented and unafraid”

As a result of the Bush and Obama administrations’ lenient enforcement of our deportation laws, illegals in our country have developed a sense of security. Some of them – particularly young illegals on college campuses – have extrapolated on this sense of security and developed a strong sense of entitlement.

President Obama's unconstitutional DACA and DAPA executive actions have signaled that American sovereignty and law does not matter.  Illegal Immigrants: If America Is So Bad, Go Home o BARACK OBAMA facebook1
President Obama’s unconstitutional DACA and DAPA executive actions have signaled that American sovereignty and law does not matter.

How is this sense of entitlement observed? The phrase “undocumented and unafraid” itself shows a sense of entitlement. Admitting to be in violation of federal law, and then bragging about not facing consequences, is a paradigm that would be seen as ludicrous if it were applied to any other law.

For example, imagine if there were a proud movement dedicated to not paying taxes. Would the Obama administration coddle an “Untaxed and Unafraid” movement? The evidence suggests not. How about an “Unbaked and Unafraid” movement of bakers who refuse to violate their religious principles to cater events they object to? No, the government would allow them to be sued out of existence. Maybe a “Pedophile and Proud” movement for people who object to age of consent laws – well, actually, the left has cheered that on and actively supports it.

The above examples are not to compare all illegal immigrants to tax dodgers or pedophiles, but all of the above cases are examples of a group or individual acting in, or intending to act in, violation of federal law.

By coddling illegals, our government is allowing a new philosophy to take hold in the illegal immigrant community – a philosophy where illegals argue they have the same claim to America as citizens, and state that in no uncertain terms that they are “here to stay.”

Changing America (for the worse)

Alone, this philosophy would be annoying, but not necessarily invidious. The problem is that many of these “undocumented and unafraid” advocates do not stop with just taking pride in their heritage and (lack of) legal status, they actively work to make America resemble whatever third world country they came from.

It should be no surprise that people from predominantly third world socialist countries bring an admiration for third world socialist politics with them when they illegally come here. This is not just conjecture – according to Pew Research, among Hispanics, those here illegally overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party and big government policies. Is it any wonder why the Democrats are such strong supporters of amnesty? Among legal immigrants, the numbers aren’t much better. By the fourth generation, although descendants of immigrants tend to be independents or soft Republicans, they still overwhelmingly support more spending on the poor and more social security.

Hispanics in the United States and political affiliation. (via Pew Research)  Illegal Immigrants: If America Is So Bad, Go Home pew party
Hispanics in the United States and political affiliation. (via Pew Research)

Bernie Sanders realized this, which is why he put out a campaign video pandering to illegals and expressing support for the “undocumented and unafraid” community.

On campuses across the country, illegals and their allies are actively engaging in anti-free speech and violence. At the University of California Berkeley conservatives have been “sucker punched,” assaulted, and had their property destroyed at protests organized by illegals. Prominent pro-illegal organizations, like United We Dream, employ disgusting rhetoric to label Hispanics like Alex Castellanos who support Trump as part of the “Trump Klan.” How is this any different than calling a black Republican an “Uncle Tom”? The left will accuse the right of racism, and yet turn a blind eye to racist, leftist rhetoric like this.

United We Dream, a pro-illegal advocacy group, regularly uses racist rhetoric to target Hispanics who do not toe the party line.  Illegal Immigrants: If America Is So Bad, Go Home uwd
United We Dream, a pro-illegal advocacy group, regularly uses racist rhetoric to target Hispanics who do not toe the party line.

Illegals who admit to violating federal law are treated better on college campuses than American citizens who are accused – not convicted, just accused – of committing crimes. According to George Washington University law professor George Banzhaf, a college student accused of committing sexual assault can be expelled with very little evidence, while illegals who proudly flaunt their status face nothing but assistance from the government.

This philosophy of entitlement does not just extend to political activity. In June 2016, an illegal immigrant high school student took to Twitter to brag about her “nice legs,” GPA, and full ride scholarship to the University of Texas. In a nation where many American citizens work their whole lives to send their children to college, illegals who brag about violating our laws are sent to college for free.

If this situation doesn’t sound ridiculous enough already, imagine it taking place between two other countries.

Imagine, for a moment, that a sizeable number of Americans decided that they had had enough of living in the America, and that they were going to emigrate to an Asian country, such as Japan, without that country’s permission. Once arriving in Japan, instead of making an effort to integrate into Japanese society, this group of Americans decided instead that Japanese culture must adapt to Japanese norms. The Americans protest the Japanese government, burn the Japanese flag, ascribe racist names to Japanese politicians, and demand political power in the Japanese government. All while being in the country illegally.

Is there any question about how the Japanese would respond? The American ingrates would assuredly be physically removed, so to speak.

Taking advantage of American altriusm

Gavin McInnes is right – Americans are getting “sick of ingrates,” those who take our nation’s freedoms and kindness for granted. Instead of being thankful and accepting the generosity of America and her people, how do many illegals show their appreciation? By interfering with American democracy, accusing Americans of possessing deep seated racism, and overwhelmingly advocating for bigger government and open borders.

Generosity and kindness are integral parts of Western and American collective psychology. Acceptance of immigrants who promise to respect American values is a time honored tradition.

However, allowing illegal immigrants to take advantage of our altruism and subvert our democracy should not be tolerated.

Illegal immigrants: if America is such a bad, racist place, there is always an alternative: go back to where you came from and try to make it a better place, instead of coming here and making our country worse.

James Allsup is a campaign manager and analyst from Seattle, Washington. He is a member of The Liberty Conservative's editorial board, a YouTube content creator, podcast host, and student at Washington State University.

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  • Zigman

    The author has done a good job at demonizing illegal immigrants the vast majority of which just want a better life for themselves. We could have stopped the illegal immigration anytime of our choosing over the last 50 years, but as a country we have not. To blame immigrates that just want a better life is irrational and irresponsible.

  • Hayley Hall

    All respect, Zigman, but the basic premise here is that it is illegal. I come from a one parent family. I have worked since 7th grade to fund my college education. I have applied for numerous scholarships and have been fortunate to win a few due to hard work and sacrifice. In order to apply for financial aid of any sort in the U.S., one must have their parents submit a vast array of legal documentation, just to apply to receive any funds that may be available. Lets count them: birth certificate or proof of citizenship for the student and tax paying parents, a background check using a government issued Social Security number, a credit check using documentation proving legal residence for the past ten years, the student’s income tax returns going back three years, the parents’ income tax returns going back three years, proof of any money sitting in any bank account, proof from the I.R.S. of any asset in the form of an IRA or other savings or retirement account, and the list goes on. This is the legal process for an American student to apply for financial aid and scholarships. In one particularly prestigious scholarship program to which I applied, and to which 3,000 students worldwide submitted applications, I made it to the final round of semi-finalists, but I did not win. To my dismay, three of the coveted grand prize scholarships went to illegal immigrants who had the audacity to include this factual gem in their acceptance speeches, and social media posts, and were invited to the White House. Did these illegal immigrants have to submit the same proof of citizenship and income as I did? Hell, no! Because they are unknown on paper and do not exist on any governmental level of residence or taxation! The bottom line is that it is illegal. Which is the point the author made. I grew up in an area with a large seasonal migrant population. It makes me sick to see my mother who works a full time job and pays taxes, have to settle for a couple of bags of groceries at the time, while we wait in line in Wal-mart and watch the undocumented and illegal immigrants heap their multiple carts full, pay in cash and U.S. Government EBT funds, then stop off at the Western Union desk on the way out and wire their untraced money back to the old country, without a dime of it paid back in support of the very system that is feeding them. It is illegal and these people have to leave. The sooner the better. They don’t abide by our laws, so they shouldn’t be allowed to stay.

    • Zigman

      Hayley, you say they are illegal, but are they really? Because if we have not been enforcing the laws than how is it not any different than other laws that do not get enforced? How is blaming/demonizing the immigrants moral or just if we have the power and choose to not stopped the immigration? How is it moral or just to deny basic human rights to people, namely the right to sell ones labor?

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