Hello Honorable President Bush, it is I, the weary and beleaguered United States of America taxpayer speaking to you.
As is typical behavior for me, honorable Sir, I read your press release on December 20, 2004 from cover to cover. And as is typical for you, the message you put out is same as it has been since 2001. This old refrain is:
- Good-hearted people.
- Hardworking people.
- Family values people.
But there is no mention of aid for American citizens in this December 20, 2004 compassionate “people” White House Press Conference of yours; it only speaks of aid for people who break our laws.
I have always thought of myself, my family, and my friends, as fitting the following. Goodhearted. Hardworking. Family oriented. >From my legal American perspective, my friends, family, and I seem to have only one strike against us. We are the lawful citizens here.
My belief has always been that “law-abiding, good hearted, putting food on their families tables“ people, aka legal residents of the United States of America were the ones most respected, the ones most responded to, and the ones who made America the great and prosperous country that She is today.
Guess I thought wrong. Guess we all thought wrong.
It is apparent to me that the public’s plea to secure our borders and please address these “good hearted“, “family value” unlawful, criminal, illegal aliens currently residing in the United States will go un-addressed by your administration, other than to assign these Willing Workers the title of “Legal Here Now.”
So Mr. President, I have a new thought here. A couple of them in fact. My children will grow up in the United States of America. Your grandchildren will grow up here, Mr. President. I am going to make the assumption that that your grandchildren and my children will be the minority in this country by adulthood and they will also be the higher United States income tax producers for our country. With that in mind President Bush, here is my proposal. I think it has merit. I think that my lawful American resident viewpoint is the reason that Arizona's Prop. 200 passed there with nary a hitch, and I believe it is the reason that Colorado's Constitutional Amendment, Defend Colorado Now, will also have no trouble in passing when it reaches the Colorado voter's ballots in 2006. More people think like I do than people who think as you do, Sir.
Before we allow this amnesty aka Willing Worker proposal to reach its apparent and inevitable conclusion in the great country of America, a few items demand changes.
- Seal the borders. Completely and with intent. Such as Mexico does on HER southern side. They have guns.
- Eliminate any and all Public Aid (welfare) nationwide for all illegal aliens, and for all “Willing Worker” GWB-Fox Team Guest Pass ticket-holders. No Free/Reduced school lunches, no WIC (Women, Infants and Children, grocery store tax-funded checks), no housing and utility tax aid, no nothing without that verified genuine Social Security number and proof of citizenship or legal residency. “Willing Worker” will not count towards public aid. Only “Proof Positive” counts via verified prior tax returns, with all the pertinent legal citizen or resident records completed. No verified Social Security numbers from years past? Then no United States taxpayer funded welfare money.
- Eliminate birth citizenship rights. Treat any babies born here as we treat foreign diplomat's United States born children. Non-citizens that happen to have been born in the United States of America. That eliminates any welfare money being mailed out of the country. And will stop all 'Anchor' baby “you are citizens here” family reunification plans as well. We stopped kidnapping people for slavery years ago to best of my knowledge. Therefore the kidnapped slaves birthright citizenship law is no longer applicable today.
- No hospitalization, no free medical care. Life or death emergency care only. When the willing workers are stabilized, they are returned home at their expense. Like they do in Mexico. The "pay or leave" system seems to function rather well in Mexico.
- Last but certainly not least. All money, other than employer paychecks electronically sent out of our country is taxed. Heavily taxed. I think 30% should be just about right. That money will help offset the taxpayer's costs of paperwork, not to mention the billions of dollars the Internal Revenue Service said it has lost this year in non-taxed, sent out-of-country, cash. This tax will also help offset the United States taxpayer burden of welfare services for the 'willing worker' employees of companies who are paying out that non-reported, non-taxed, cash income.
I believe if these carrots were no longer dangling, much of what ails the United States would self-resolve. Pretty painlessly. Most illegal aliens would go home, to their legal homes. 'Willing Workers' might not be quite so willing after all if they are not given a free dollar ride on the American taxpayer's backs. The ones that remained in America and toughed it out would be a benefit, not a detriment, to our society and our future.
Sincerely, Marty Lich. A “good-hearted” but exhausted American taxpayer who would “like to continue putting food on the table” for her American family and has “family values” that also do not stop at the Rio Grande River, but that DO stop short of breaking the law.
Marty Lich will be unavailable for comments until after December 30, 2004
Merry Christmas to you all.
George W. Bush: "People are coming to put food on the table And providing that legal avenue, it takes the pressure off the border. Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande River."
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"Latino workers 'send home $30billion'
Latin American immigrants in the US will send home $30 billion this year, a study by a US research group has said.
The Pew Hispanic Center said the money was essential for the survival of millions of families in Latin America.
The figure is twice the amount of foreign direct investment to Latin America and almost double the entire US foreign aid budget.
17:20 PST MEXICO CITY (AP)
Fox hopes to finish plan leading to U.S.-Mexico immigration agreement
President Vicente Fox said Friday he believes Mexican and U.S. leaders will hammer out a concrete plan leading to an amnesty for some of the millions of undocumented migrants living and working in America during next week's (Nov. 2003) Binational Commission meetings in Washington.
House bill would pick up tab on emergency care for immigrants.
By SHWETA GOVINDARAJAN, Special to this newspaper
A House bill introduced Thursday would authorize federal money to pay for the emergency medical treatment of injured undocumented immigrants. According to a study, border hospitals spent more than $200 million providing emergency care to undocumented immigrants. In California alone, the cost for emergency treatment reached nearly $80 million.
SI 00501.420 Permanent Residence Under Color of Law (PRUCOL)
Social Security Act, Sec. 1614(a)(1)(B);
The permanent residence under color of law (PRUCOL) provision applies to supplemental security income (SSI) applicants/recipients. PRUCOL applies to individuals who are neither U.S. citizens nor aliens lawfully admitted.
The International Herald Tribune | iht.com
August 5, 2003
Republicans back bills to legalize immigrants
Bush and Fox had been working on a long-term strategy to regulate immigration from Mexico and legalize millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States. The plan appealed to Hispanics and to big businesses, important constituencies for Bush. Talks on the issue between President George W. Bush and President Vicente Fox of Mexico collapsed after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Taxpayers are spending $7.4 billion a year to educate illegal alien children, finds a new analysis of Census Bureau data from the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Defend Colorado Now
Colorado Constitutional Amendment change, election year 2006
"The amendment seeks to prevent persons not legally in the United States from receiving public services other than those directly related to public safety or life-threatening emergencies. Citizens and persons who are in the country lawfully will not be affected by this amendment. "
"State, county or municipal employees know who is entitled to services and who is not by House Bill 1224 [C.R.S. 24-72.1] , passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor in May 2003 which set the standard for secure and verifiable identification documents that may be accepted by state agencies."