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Monday, May 1, 2006

If Only They Would Stay Home!

So far, I haven't noticed any lack of "immigrants" today. There were just as many rickety, rusted vans with an infinite tower of ladders loosely tied to their roofs, just as many "guest workers" crowding around the gas stations and Home Depots, and our building maintenance staff seems to be all accounted for. Quite disappointing I must say.

Fear not though, Tom Tancredo, Republican congressman from Colorado, paints a picture of a day in America without illegal aliens, and it sounds like a pretty good day to me:
We are talking about illegal aliens, not mere "“immigrants."” If legal immigrants stopped working for a day, we would miss the services of physicians, nurses, computer programmers, writers, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs of all stripes, and some airline pilots...as well as the CEO of Google. That would be more than an inconvenience, but it wonÂ’t happen because legal immigrants are not out marching angrily for rights that are already protected by our courts.

But if illegal aliens all took the day off and were truly invisible for one day, there would be some plusses along with the mild inconveniences.

Hospital emergency rooms across the southwest would have about 20-percent fewer patients, and there would be 183,000 fewer people in Colorado without health insurance.

OBGYN wards in Denver would have 24-percent fewer deliveries and Los Angeles' maternity-ward deliveries would drop by 40 percent and maternity billings to Medi-Cal would drop by 66 percent.

Youth gangs would see their membership drop by 50 percent in many states, and in Phoenix, child-molestation cases would drop by 34 percent and auto theft by 40 percent.
Read the whole thing. It gets even better, including saving millions of dollars a day in public services, less crowded schools, and a drop in the prison population. I say we take the illegals up on their offer and ask them to please, please, please stay home - not just today, but everyday.

ht: Tammy Bruce

3 comments:

Lindsay 5/01/2006 05:20:00 PM  

I like your honesty on this blog. My father-in-law heard someone on the radio urging out-of-work citizens to go out and get a job today.
Actually, I did some shopping today and I haven't noticed any difference, either. I didn't even realize until 3:00 that that was today. Hmm.

InstantMagic 5/02/2006 09:37:00 PM  

Go through process

If you look at the demographics of the majority of people protesting Monday, it was largely comprised of people who are not citizens and therefore have no say, kids who are below the voting age or both.

The whole idea of people going through the citizenship process is to check out the applicant's background, to make sure the applicant isn't a criminal and that they are willing to abide by the laws of this country. Why should we give anything away? Our country has more to offer than any other country, and the people in it should keep what America stands for close to their hearts and not give it away.

Our hospitals have closed in the Southland, because they've gone broke servicing people who cannot pay. Our schools are overburdened with children who are learning English. Our ballots and DMV material are in several different languages. If you are in this country, speak our language and use signage in English for your storefronts, quit building huge monolithic "homes," and try to fit into the community.

Jumping up and down, protesting and the like will not endear you to U.S. citizens. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice to go through the citizenship process, why should we be willing to give you the benefits that citizenship offers?

Willwng 5/04/2006 02:05:00 PM  

All sad, but true.

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