Open borders are suicide to America

At almost all pro-illegal immigration rallies here in the Valley, Anti-America protesters prominently display UFW flags.

What these protesters and likely the majority of Americans don’t know is that that for most of his life, Cesar Chavez, cofounder of the National Farm Workers Association which would later become the United Farm Workers union (UFW), strongly opposed importation of immigrant workers.

Cesar Chavez knew, as everyone with just a tiny bit of common sense should know, an abundance of cheap immigrant labor, legal or illegal, is an enormous financial benefit to business owners at the expense of American workers and their families.

From Wikipedia: “The UFW during Chavez’s tenure was committed to restricting import of immigrant labor. Chavez and Dolores Huerta, cofounder of the UFW, fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964.

Their opposition stemmed from the belief that the program undermined U.S. workers and exploited the migrant workers. Since

the Bracero Program ensured a constant supply of cheap immigrant labor for growers …

Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964.”

To continue “the constant supply of cheap immigrant labor,” LBJ and Congress passed the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965.

That Act “gave rise to large-scale immigration, both legal and unauthorized” (illegal) to the detriment of America and working class Americans and their families.

Think about it, the median income has been stagnant for almost 20 years. Almost 450,000 Valley residents live at or below the poverty line; almost 50% of adults in Detroit are “functionally illiterate;” over 40% of young black males in Chicago are unemployed; etc, etc.

The once Golden State of California now has the highest poverty rate in America.

If the importation of tens of millions of legal and illegal immigrants is beneficial to America, then why is it not beneficial for the immigrants’ countries of origin to keep all their citizens?

It’s 2018, not 1800 or 1900. The U.S. population is now 328 million; 166.5 million citizens receive some type of benefits; there are only 121.5 million taxpayers; the debt is $21.2 trillion, with $113.8 trillion in unfunded liabilities.

America cannot survive.

Uncontrolled legal and illegal immigration is cultural and financial suicide.

Instead of helping America’s poor overcome poverty through academic achievement, on the job training and job opportunities, since the 1960s, globalists in both parties have exported millions of good paying jobs, increased poverty, and financially destroyed America with their cheap labor, open borders agenda.

It seems like the goal of Anti-America Leftists and the elites of the world (members of the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission) has been and continues to be to lower the standard of living in America, while giving rise to China and other nations.

In my opinion, it’s the uninformed; illegals and their offspring; unscrupulous politicians, school district officials and business owners; Godless Socialists that hate America, and the liberal media, that oppose a border wall.

Why do so many of you vote for open-borders politicians like Filemon Vela that hurt, instead of help American workers and their families?

N. Rodriguez, Harlingen