THE NEW CASE AGAINST IMMIGRATION: BOTH LEGAL AND ILLEGAL
July 14, 2008
A Book Review
Author Mark Krikorian casts an expansive net with his latest book: THE NEW CASE AGAINST IMMIGRATION: BOTH LEGAL AND ILLEGAL.
Amid this presidential campaign, perhaps the most critical in our nation’s history, issues fly like California wild fires in a July heat wave--piling up against one another so as to make them almost indistinguishable—like so much charred countryside.
Issues that often make the most ink also remain the least important. As a veteran observer, it strikes me that never has our government been so out of the control of the electorate while our country spirals into anarchy. Few leaders look at root causes.
Krikorian brings electrifying clarity to consequences brought about by relentless mass immigration. He exposes this devastating problem in all its complexities. He focuses on immigration’s dire consequences for the USA, which all start with our ignoring a cherished American first principle: Our government fails to live up to the basic Rule of Law set forth in Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence."
Krikorian builds his case while unfolding an avalanche of pertinent data to support his claim--as a mature civilization, we can no longer afford massive, unrelenting and endless legal or illegal immigration. Our cohesive civilization cannot survive the increasing drama of uninvited and unincorporated immigrants. Instead of our successful 232 year ‘melting pot’ concept, current immigrants create an incompatible ‘salad bowl’ of competing languages, rituals and antagonistic political agendas--counter to U.S. interests.
Former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm supports Kirkorian’s contention, “We are the only country in history that deliberately changed its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of ‘diversity’ creating a stable society.”
Renowned Denver Post journalist Al Knight praised Krikorian’s book, “Its treatment of immigration is light years removed from the shouting matches on television…this is not an angry book. It is not even an anti-immigration book. It coldly looks at how this nation’s immigration policy affects every sector of our nation from education to national security.”
Krikorian illustrates ‘transnationalism’ whereby immigrants do not invest in America, but keep one foot, as well as ear, in their former countries. Even Teddy Roosevelt said, “Dual citizenship is a self-evident absurdity.” Krikorian depicts where Mexico, with 54 consulates within the U.S., methodically embeds an aggressive empire within the United States while imposing its language onto American schools, hospitals, banks and retail outlets. An astounding 12 to 15 million Mexican nationals live in America--over 10 million illegally. Their combined deleterious impact, according to economic analyst Edwin Rubenstein, costs America taxpayers $346 billion annually.
Mexico calls for abolition of America’s borders, which, in turn, vanquishes America’s primacy as a nation-state. If that happened, the onslaught of Mexico’s poor would resemble a human stampede totaling endless millions. Why? Mexico expects to triple its population in this century from 104 million to 300 million!
The result? Krikorian quotes President Teddy Roosevelt, “We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns out Americans, and American nationality, not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house.”
Krikorian investigates visa fraud with troubling results, “When particular visa categories have been examined, the level of fraud has been stunning.” Additionally, our border with Mexico remains a terrorist Interstate for easy entry. I vouch for that statement with my own experiences on the border for three of the last four years.