This was a reply to an editorial in the Tucson Daily Star newspaper.
LETTER FROM A RETIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT:
This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border
patrol agent, and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed
from the Senate, with the exception of a few sensible representatives.
Dear Senator Frist:
There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal
aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran
#1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want US citizenship. Americans are very
vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a US citizen.
Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home
countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as
employment, medical care, instate tuition, government subsidized housing and
free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and
their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and
subsidized by middle class Americans.
What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying
#2. There are no jobs that Americans won't do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs
that Americans can't take and still support their families. Illegal aliens
take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses
send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won't do
for a decent wage.
#3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT
homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries.
They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20
billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These
illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of
the law and
therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought
their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their
#4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens
constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and
benefits for lawful US residents.
#5. This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born
Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by
immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on
this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.
#6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are
not immigrants by definition. The US accepts more lawful immigrants every
year than the rest of the world combined.
#7. There is no such thing as the "Hispanic vote." Hispanics are white,
brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Republicans,
Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called "Hispanic
vote" is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a
#8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have
resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies
to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the US. During World War II Mexico
allowed the Axis powers to spy on the US from Mexico. During the Cold War
Mexico allowed spies hostile to the US to operate freely. The attack on the
Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today
school children are taught that the US stole California, Arizona, New Mexico
and Texas. If you don't believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written
for their school children.
#9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there
are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on
less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to
break the law and sneak into America, then let's allow those one billion to
come to America and we'll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight.
Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life.
I'll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA
lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash
#10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are
hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior
citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs
at a decent wage.
#11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting
secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people
to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens,
senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race
that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the
American Dream without paying
the price? For about four decades American politicians have refused to
secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans.
These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society
resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There
has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their
supporters. There will
be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens
who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to US
citizens or to
offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will
be steep either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning.
Do you have the
courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and
needs of those who don't even have the right to remain here? There will be a
It will come in November of this year. We will not allow America to be
stolen by third world agitators and thieves.
US Border Patrol (RET)
Please pass this letter on to everyone you know, including your senators and
Congressmen. We must do something about this serious problem NOW!
America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!