Immigration Moratorium & Secure Borders
Victory Initiative -- A Real Solution Now!
"Help me, Dad!"
The last Words of Kate Steinle as she lay dying in her father's Arms — The Victim of a Murder committed by a five-times-deported Illegal Alien Felon, a Murder which would likely not have occurred had it not been for a Sanctuary City Policy which prevented the Felon's being remanded to the custody of ICE. And it also would likely not have occurred if we had Secure Borders. Over 275 “Sanctuary Cities” in the USA provide Refuges for Illegal Alien Criminals, including many repeat offenders. Yes indeed...
"Every state is a Border State; every city is a Border City"
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) & Others
Poor Kate Steinle was yet another Victim of the Murder, Rape, Robbery and thousands of other Crimes committed by Illegal Aliens in the USA today.
BUT does the Obama Administration care? ICE released 30,558 convicted Criminal Aliens into American Cities in 2014 alone!! (cis.org) And over 1,400 of these Released Criminal Aliens committed More Crimes!! (Rep. Goodlatte R-VA-Study)
Population-Environment BALANCE has historically, and does still focus mainly on Threats to our Natural Environment posed by Unsustainable Population Growth, and thus on Immigration which provides nearly 90% of that growth. But it is also Crucial to focus on increasing Threats to our Social and PERSONAL SECURITY Environments as well.
That is why we urge you to support our IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM & SECURE BORDERS VICTORY INITIATIVE — a REAL SOLUTION, NOW to keep our Situation from getting even worse.
Our Four Point Program was developed by the Activist Leaders of over 45 Organizations in the ASAP! Coalition which BALANCE co-sponsored nearly two decades ago.
1) A Zero-Net All-Inclusive Moratorium on Legal Immigration — this would still allow 100,000 to 150,000 thousand Immigrants to obtain legal residence annually. That number — still large — compares with an estimated 1.5 million legal aliens admitted to the USA annually. A Zero-Net Moratorium is Essential not only because of the extraordinary costs to Taxpayers saddled with providing Billions of Dollars’ worth of "Free" Medical Care, Education, and other services to majority of the Legal immigrants and illegal aliens, but also to protect our Natural Environment from Degradation and unsustainable resource use.
NASA/Caltech Scientist, Familighietti, warned recently that California's Reservoirs would likely run out of water within a year. So, what of the 400,000 ADDITIONAL Legal Immigrants and Illegal Aliens [at least] that California receives each year (U.S Census Bureau). They will consume an ADDITIONAL Million Acre-Feet of Water each year. But should Californians share their limited and shrinking water supplies? Already some Californians are required to resort to using "From Toilet to Tap" reprocessed Sewage water. And California's Worsening Water Crisis will increasingly threaten Food Supplies and Increase Prices since California provides 50% to 90% of many Essential Foods for our Entire Nation.
And for each person added to the U.S. Population, One Acre of Farmland or Wildlife Habitat is converted to developed uses! (Pimentel et al., Cornell)
Indeed, are we not compelled to conclude that:
"The only thing that stands between America and oblivion is a total immigration moratorium. No other fix will work...”Ann Coulter, ¡Adios America! The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, 2015
Thus the Rep. Brat (R-VA) and Hice (R-GA) Bill, HR 604, which would end Chain Migration and enhance Enforcement, is definitely a step in the Right Direction, but we really do need a Moratorium!
For those who say that a zero-net Moratorium would not allow the USA to be sufficiently Compassionate to Immigrants in need, we ask: To whom do we owe a greater duty of Compassion — to our own working poor, homeless, and millions of unemployed and underemployed? Or to the virtually unlimited Millions of Immigrants who would come if we let them? Given that the World's population increases by some 80 Million/year, we must have and strictly enforce limits.
2) No More Amnesties — Amnesties reward Illegal Behavior with increasingly Tragic Consequences. "Sanctuary City" laws are de facto Amnesties and should be defunded and outlawed. Support "Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act", HR 3002 – Rep. Barletta (R-PA) and "Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act", HR 3309 – Rep. Hunter (R-CA) and HR 1148 – Gowdy (R-SC) which would empower local law enforcement to enforce Federal Immigration laws, as well as companion bills in the Senate. Were it not for Sanctuary City laws and Open Borders policies, those victims murdered or injured by Illegal Aliens in San Francisco, San Antonio, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Arizona, and Laredo, Texas RECENTLY might be alive and well today.
For those who say it is already "too late" to save America, we respond that, unless we act NOW, the Situation will become Worse, MUCH WORSE. UNLESS WE ACT NOW! IF we do not succeed, a "Third World Hell Hole" is surely in our Future.
3) Enforce Immigration Laws — Secure the Borders: Existing laws relating to Legal Immigration and Border Security are not being enforced, primarily because of the Obama Administration's Unconstitutional Executive Orders including tying the hands of our Border Patrol.
4) No Citizenship for Illegal Aliens’ or Visitors’ Offspring: "Birth Tourism" has become a flourishing Industry in the USA, and, understandably so, since babies born in the USA are deemed (based on a judicial misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment) to be Citizens. As Citizens, they can bring their parents and other relatives into the USA as permanent legal residents — on average, seventeen relatives per Anchor Baby — eligible for Citizenship, as well as Billions in "free" Medical Care, Education, Welfare payments, Food Stamps and other taxpayer funded benefits.
The Solution to keeping the Water Shortage (Population Longage) and other Problems from getting much, much worse is to push the Administration and Congress to enact a zero-net MORATORIUM on Legal Immigration and seal the Borders to stop Illegal Immigration. Eisenhower Administration policies showed that many illegal aliens self-deport when authorities get tougher as President Eisenhower did when he deported nearly 2 Million Illegals in the 1950s. And we must push NOW so that we can generate increasing support for Bills to be enacted ASAP, but realistically no later than when a New President is in office in the Spring, 2017.
From a Political-Strategic Perspective, pushing a zero-net Moratorium is Essential to delegitimize the whole Policy of Mass Immigration. (Again, isn’t our First Obligation to our own Millions of Unemployed and Underemployed?) Also, pushing a Moratorium is Essential to maximize Political Pressure to get some Reductions at least. BALANCE’s Moratorium Push MAXIMIZES Political Pressure NOW and thus is the most efficient use of our Activists’ time and money. (Indeed that PUSH by BALANCE and its 45 ASAP! Coalition Organizational Members led the Clinton Administration in 1996 to advocate a reduction in legal immigration from 1.5 Million per year to 600,000 per year.)
Refusing to push a Moratorium (as certain Inside-the-Beltway and other Mass Immigration [de facto ] Management Groups do), is a Recipe for Failure as the past three decades have shown, since that is merely Defensive.
Such a Refusal is, indeed, Counterproductive — merely pushing for “immigration reform,” legitimizes the continuation of Mass Immigration because it sends the message that Mass Immigration is OK if we just tweak it a little bit. And it is even worse to push for "Controlled Immigration for the National Interest" because that sends the message that Mass Immigration IS in the National Interest. As well, being merely Defensive increases the chances of passage of Bad Bills, e.g., Illegal Alien Amnesties, and the Issuance of Unconstitutional Executive Orders.
Having a zero-net Moratorium goal is key as a long-term objective because it is reasonable and Essential for long-term Environmental Protection and for providing Sufficient Resources, INCLUDING WATER and FOOD, for survival. Today, we are in the process of exceeding our long-term Carrying Capacity (see Note 1). We must Reverse Course NOW!
A zero-net Moratorium is The Necessary Condition for achieving U.S. Population Stabilization, long term Environmental Protection, Budgetary Solvency in State and Local Government (especially for our Health Care and Educational Institutions), Tax Reduction, Unemployment Reduction and Social Cohesion … and for protection of our Food and Water Supplies!
WE ARE FACING A MANY-MONTHS-LONG SERIES OF BATTLES ON THESE ISSUES, extending well past 2016.
So PLEASE Help BALANCE Intensify our push for a zero-net Moratorium and the other three ASAP Coalition Positions!
Certain Well-Funded Cheap Labor Advocates on the Right, and Ethnic Power and Government Benefits Recipients on the Left, are pushing hard for implementation of President Obama's Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty, AND FOR MASSIVE INCREASES IN LEGAL IMMIGRATION!
Only our Massive Grassroots Effort can stop them! Phone Calls or Office Visits followed by Snail Mail letters are most effective (emails are often ignored and fax machines can be turned off).
And please consider that BALANCE is greatly outspent by the Cheap Labor Lobby and various Ethnic Power Lobbies.
So Please Help BALANCE Intensify our push for the aforementioned ASAP! Coalition Initiative, TODAY, NOW!
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BALANCE IS anti-Mass-Immigration, not anti-immigrant.
Note 1: It takes more than open space to support people. In fact, almost all of that wide open space so often cited is marginal land—land that can’t support much life of any kind, especially human life and its vast and varied requirements. Ninety percent of the West is too dry, cold, mountainous, rocky or resource-deficient to support human life without assistance from elsewhere! Space isn’t enough. To be habitable, an area must be able to provide water, shelter, food and many other resources for the people who would live there.
The criterion for determining whether a nation or region is overpopulated is not land area, but carrying capacity*. No population—human or non-human—can live beyond the environment’s carrying capacity for very long. Unfortunately, the evidence is strong that the United States is exceeding its carrying capacity already, especially when one considers water and topsoil depletion.
*Carrying Capacity refers to the number of individuals who can be supported without degrading the natural, cultural and social environment, i.e., without reducing the ability of the environment to sustain the desired quality of life over the long term. The carrying capacity for any particular area is not fixed—it can change depending on the environmental pressures exerted. As population increases, for instance, environmental damage intensifies. As the environment degrades, the carrying capacity actually shrinks. A downward spiral occurs, where the environment no longer supports even the number of people who could formerly have lived in the area on a sustainable basis.