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“THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO BRING THIS COUNTRY DOWN ARE SINCERE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 12, 2014) — On Wednesday and Thursday, a press release dated June 10, 2014 issued by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO.org) was widely circulated and a link posted at The Drudge Report, among other mainstream news services and on the websites of border patrol advocate groups.
The release holds responsible “the Administration, the members of the U.S. Senate that voted for S-744, and every other member of Congress that supports a path to citizenship, regularization or any other form of amnesty for illegal aliens before providing for full protections for National Security (jobs & economy) and Public Safety (the right of the people to be secure in their property and person)” for the recent chaos in at least three border states during which thousands of unaccompanied minor children from Central America have flooded the U.S.-Mexican border, required processing, food, sanitation, medical screening, and relocation to what some in the media have called “warehouses.”
S. 744 passed a vote in the Senate in April of last year. While the House has not deliberated it, several reports say that Speaker of the House John Boehner intends to favor passing immigration legislation this summer. S.744 would have granted “amnesty” to approximately 11 million illegal aliens residing in the country.
Ft. Sill in Oklahoma has been designated a base for some of the alien children who have crossed the border in recent weeks. As many as 48,000 unaccompanied minors have reportedly overwhelmed the U.S. Border Patrol in Texas since last fall and are now being transported to California and Arizona at taxpayer expense.
On June 10, CNS News reported that the Obama regime has offered “a $350,000,000 grant opportunity” to agencies providing emergency assistance to the unaccompanied children which must include “family planning services.” The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also mandating “access to religious services of their choice.”
The child illegals will be the beneficiaries of more services than those of a 16-year-old girl from Connecticut during her 16-month incarceration by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). After two Boston Children’s Hospital physicians in February of last year convinced DCF that Justina Pelletier’s parents were guilty of “medical child abuse” for following a treatment plan from Tufts Medical Center, DCF awarded Justina’s custody to the state. She was locked in the psychiatric wing of the hospital for close to a year, then transferred to a group facility without specialized medical services.
After the case became public, Justina’s parents revealed that their daughter has received neither education nor access to a priest during her ordeal, which they hope will soon be ending. A competitive figure-skater just 17 months ago, Justina is now confined to a wheelchair.
In a campaign speech in 2008, Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”
Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, has said that he will provide access to attorneys for the unaccompanied minors to “shepherd the children through the immigration system, making sure they are treated properly and can make claims for legal status or protection if they are eligible.” The regime has characterized the flood of illegals as “an urgent humanitarian situation.”
Newspapers in Central America have depicted the United States as welcoming to child illegals. However, in 2000, a young Cuban boy’s uncle applied for political asylum in the United States on behalf of his six-year-old nephew, Elian Gonzalez, to escape having to return to Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Elian had been found alone, holding on to an inner tube in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, FL by two fishermen on Thanksgiving Day, his mother and her traveling companions having perished in their escape from the communist regime.
President Bill Clinton and his attorney general, Janet Reno, maintained that Elian needed to return to Cuba in order to be with his father. Although Castro had promised not to use the boy’s eventual repatriation as a political tool, Elian has described Castro as like “a god” to him. Gonzalez said that he grew up surrounded by bodyguards following his return to the island and that he and his father are communist “revolutionaries.”
Two congressmen have stated that with uncontrollable lawlessness at the U.S.-Mexico border, they believe Obama is utilizing the Cloward-Piven Strategy of “deliberately overwhelming governmental systems and the U.S. economy to the point of collapse” in order to usher in socialism.
Nogales, AZ Mayor Arturo Garino complimented the U.S. Border Patrol for “doing a good job” with the influx of illegal alien children who are largely from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Some of the children have said that the food they are eating is “making them sick.” The children in Nogales have been staying in an old produce warehouse.
Garino said that the children will be placed into the “immigration process.” “I don’t know if it’s deportation or what, but none of that is going to happen here in Nogales. Nogales is just a transition area,” he told KTAR radio.
On Thursday, The Post & Email was able to speak at length with NAFBPO Chairman George (Zack) Taylor, who wrote the most recent press release.
Taylor has been warning the American public repeatedly that a vast amount of “political deception” has been disseminated regarding the entry of illegal aliens to the United States. Last fall, Taylor wrote that “The press, the elite political establishment and this administration are subjecting you to an intense diet of political deception concerning Immigration reform. The obvious purpose of their deception is to convince you that illegal aliens are not a problem and that immigration laws are designed to provide a pathway to citizenship for aliens who violate our laws. You have even been told that the border is safer than it has ever been. None of what the press, the political elite or the administration is telling you is true.”
Last year, NAFBPO produced a 37-minute video to help the public to “connect the dots as to what is really the status of border security going forward as opposed to what interested parties would have you believe.”
A previous press release from the organization dated March 24, 2014 explained that since 2007, three border agents have been killed and approximately 6,000 assaulted as a result of the activity of illegal aliens termed “transnational criminals.”
In 2012, then-NAFBPO Chairman Kent E. Lundgren signed a letter to Obama opposing the allocation of land in Dona Ana County, NM as “national monuments,” warning that it would “diminish access by law enforcement (including Border Patrol Agents) and is not in the best security interests of the United States.” Last month, Obama declared that 500,000 acres along the New Mexico-Mexico border to “protect” the area and allegedly “help grow the economy and create jobs.”
Of the current crisis in which the federal government has brought at least 1,000 illegal alien minors from Texas and “dumped” them in her state, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said on Saturday, “This is a crisis of the federal government’s creation, and the fact that the border remains unsecure – now apparently intentionally – while this operation continues full-steam ahead is deplorable.”
Obama ignored a letter from Brewer demanding that the “dumping” cease immediately. Brewer’s spokesman, Andrew Wilder, declared that “This is a federal operation from head to toe and they have no intention to terminate it in the foreseeable future.”
On Thursday, Newsmax reported that the Department of Homeland Security pledged to “stop dumping illegals” in Arizona and Texas, but that “officials say the practice has not stopped.” Caring for the illegal alien children reportedly costs the U.S. taxpayer $252 daily.
Four years ago, Brewer signed a bill, SB1070, aimed at reducing the number of illegal aliens in Arizona by allowing police to make arrests of people they suspected were in the state without documentation. Two years later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that most of the provisions of the bill were unconstitutional, but it upheld the portion which allows police to verify a person’s status in the course of performing their routine law enforcement duties.
Fox News reported that some of the child illegals were sent to New York and Maryland.
The press release from the NAFBPO appears as follows:
After The Post & Email sent an initial inquiry about the press release, a member confirmed its origin with NAFBOP and informed us that it had not been posted on their website because of a technical problem. He then put us in touch with George (Zack) Taylor, the organization’s current chairman, with whom we spoke for more than an hour.
Taylor told The Post & Email that the group was founded in 2006 after Arizona Sens. John McCain and John Kyl and the Bush administration began to press for immigration reform and a “path to citizenship” for illegals currently in the country. “That was the impetus for us to assemble and become an organization,” Taylor said. “We knew that what was being put out to the American public was not true; it was disinformation.
“All of our group are retired from the old Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and we have literally thousands of years of experience,” Taylor told us.
THE POST & EMAIL: Who gave out the misinformation to the public and why?
MR. TAYLOR: Let’s just say that they never spoke of the negative impact of an amnesty. Since we the people in my organization had worked the 1986 amnesty – in fact, one of our members actually was the man who ran it – we knew the problems. They never spoke about the problems with the 1986 amnesty. They never talked about the laws that we enacted with IRCA, which was the Immigration Reform and Control Act. They never talked about what we found out about it, the way that it was administered by the government and the amount of fraud that the government permitted and encouraged. We got together and started talking about what to do.
Here’s the bottom line: We felt that if the American people had the truth, they would make the right decision.
THE POST & EMAIL: The role of the media is to uncover and report the truth, but everything has been so highly politicized. This is not a political issue.
MR. TAYLOR: No, this is a national security/public safety issue. And it puts our minor U.S. citizens at risk, because the people they are bringing in will be in direct contact with them. The medical screening falls very short of the minimum standards.
THE POST & EMAIL: Is the recent influx of illegal aliens a sudden thing, or has it been going on much longer? Has it been occurring since Obama signed the policy memo saying that young illegals could stay?
MR. TAYLOR: That’s hard to pin down. It’s at least two years old. About 60,000, as of last week, have been processed through a processing center in California in the past 18 months. The preponderance of that initial group was primarily young, working-age males, 15-18 years of age. They were coming here to meet with either their father or other relatives, older brothers, etc., to work to make money to bring the rest of the family up, because they knew, or had been told in their home country, that the Obama administration was going to give the aliens who were here amnesty. They were coming here to make money to bring the rest of the family up and be a beneficiary of the amnesty. There was never any question in their mind that amnesty was going to happen, and that was the draw.
Now, fast-forward to May of 2014, and Obama’s words saying that “it does not make good sense to enforce the immigration laws…” That was like raising the starting pistol in a marathon and firing the shot. You have to understand how these kinds of migrations work. I had personally worked the migration that took place during the Salvadorean uprising and war.
Here’s how it works: one or two or three people out of a neighborhood, let’s say – they call them “barrios” – come up here, and they have a method, a manner, and people they contact or use until they get across the U.S. border to the state or the location where they were going. Back then, the location where they wanted to go was New York City. I asked them, “Why do you want to go to New York?” and they said, “Because they pay us the highest welfare rate.” So when that person gets to New York City and he gets to working in the garment industry, let’s say, he writes or telephones back home and says, “This is how I got here; this is the method I took. Let me make a little bit more money and I’ll send it to you, and you can do it.”
This information is shared with the people in the barrio back home. For every one person who makes it up, it encourages 3-5 more to come in the next group. So that 3-5, instead of a multiplier of three, is to the third power. So you go from 3, 9, 64, 128…it’s an exponential movement. That’s how it works.
So what you see is the result of lawlessness in the United States with regard to enforcing the immigration laws. What has happened is that America is becoming a failed state. The reason it’s a failed state is that now we’ve allowed the situation to get to the point where we cannot control it. We cannot handle it. It has overloaded the system, and this was done intentionally by not enforcing the immigration law and telling the world we’re not going to. This is an intentional action on Obama’s part, which has the elements of a criminal act. He is not only himself of the opinion that the immigration laws should not be enforced; he is telling people who have sworn to uphold them not to do it.
THE POST & EMAIL: Border agents take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, do they not?
MR. TAYLOR: The very same one he took. The very same one that every congressman took.
Here’s the point: it’s not Obama. The point is that every elected official since 1986 has not enforced the law. All Obama did was take it to the last step and completely nullify the law. It’s the progression of failure to enforce the law which makes us a failed state. We’ve reached the zero sum; you can’t do any worse than we are now.
THE POST & EMAIL: When you mentioned that about 60,000 young illegals had been “processed” in California, what is the process, and are most of them allowed to stay in the country?
MR. TAYLOR: Immigration law does not allow minors to be released on their own recognizance without an adult to receive them. That can take many forms.
Let’s say a religious charity is paid by the United States government to resettle this person. Let’s say that they release a 16-year-old female or male to a charity in Hartford, CT. That’s one of the places they take them, especially the Salvadoreans. They’ll pay the transportation for that person, and they’ll pay the charity, let’s say, $2,000 each for these people to take them to Hartford, CT and have a place for them to report to. It may be the basement of a church that they change into a housing facility. The government will pay, up to a certain length of time, up to $2,000 a month for them to take care of that person until they can get them settled in the community and self-sufficient.
One of the problems is that these people usually wind up on welfare. I think over 53% of the illegal aliens in the United States right now are on welfare.
THE POST & EMAIL: And we wonder where our tax dollars are going.
MR. TAYLOR: Well, exactly. The whole point in watching what is going on is that this administration is trying to overload our capacity to support the laws, rules and regulations that we pass and to make us a failed state across the board.
So now, we’ve gone from not enforcing the immigration law to not enforcing the Health and Human Services regulations regarding welfare recipients. The previous step was that the Supreme Court already ruled that illegal aliens are eligible to receive Social Security. So they can come here, and if they get injured and it’s not documented in their health record, then they can claim SSI/Disability. So it’s a very insidious thing that takes place over an extended period of time.
What is happening is people are looking at all these pictures and photographs and getting all upset about what’s happening at this moment, but they’ve completely failed to realize what that means five, ten or 20 years down the road.
The people who are trying to bring this country down are sincere. They hate America. You can see it, and they don’t care if it takes 20 years to do it, as long as it happens.
Our interview with Mr. Taylor will continue in Part 2 to be published shortly.