Illegal Aliens Self-Deport Over Tougher Immigration Enforcement

Day laborers on Marvin Avenue in Brewster, NY (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I hear people say all the time that we can’t completely catch and deport every illegal alien in America…so we shouldn’t bother trying.

Well, if we don’t try, we won’t get rid of any of them.  This nation sent men to the moon several decades ago; we can get rid of most illegal aliens if we only set our will to it.  Nothing humanly possible has been beyond the American people, once we set our minds to a task.

But we really wouldn’t have to work all that hard to get rid of a lot of illegal aliens.  A lot of them would do the work for us.  How, you ask?

From Newsmax:

Arizona’s sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won’t take effect until summer but it is already having an effect on the state’s underground economy.

“Nobody wants to pick us up,” Julio Loyola Diaz says in Spanish as he and dozens of other men wait under the shade of palo verde trees and lean against a low brick wall outside the east Phoenix home improvement store.

Many day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.

Supporters of the law hope it creates jobs for thousands of Americans.

“We want to drive day labor away,” says Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, one of the law’s sponsors.

An estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years as it cracked down on illegal immigration and its economy was especially hard hit by the Great Recession. A Department of Homeland Security report on illegal immigrants estimates Arizona’s illegal immigrant population peaked in 2008 at 560,000, and a year later dipped to 460,000.

The law’s supporters hope the departure of illegal immigrants will help dismantle part of the underground economy here and create jobs for thousands of legal residents in a state with a 9.6 percent unemployment rate.

They might work for below-minimum wages, but they aren’t nearly as stupid as some people think they are.  Many of them realize the wisdom in bugging out under their own terms, versus being thrown out via deportation.  And if we demonstrate a nationwide, unbroken, unwaivering determination to deal with the issue, the number of illegals who will “self-deport” will only increase…drastically.

This issue really isn’t that complicated.  Parents who are lax and never punish their misbehaving children teach their children a lesson: you will pay no serious price for your misbehavior.  Such parents reap a much greater crop of misbehavior as time goes on.  Parents who demonstrate seriousness about discipline and obedience, and demonstrate determination to deal with disobedience, they reap better behavior as time goes on.

A nation that demonstrates a willingness to deal with misbehavior (whether it be foreign enemies, invading aliens, or their own misbehaving citizens) will actually deter a great deal of the potential problem simply by showing resolve.

But then, liberals don’t have a whole lot of resolve about much that’s good anyway; just plenty of resolve to rip apart the moral fiber of our country and sympathize with our enemies.

But this new law passed by Arizona isn’t just driving away illegal aliens; it’s driving away Democrat voters, and that is what really torques liberals the most.

11 Responses to “Illegal Aliens Self-Deport Over Tougher Immigration Enforcement”

  1. SD's illegal alien problem just got worse. While some may go back South, many will simply head North. SD Supreme Court Justice just announced SD needs to improve it's translator program to accommodate the growing needs of non-English speaking persons here in SD, as they are processed through our court system for violating our laws…

    I am FOR legal immigration. AZ showed that if Americans take a simple stand against the violation of our laws, it will make a difference. If wish every American could see the people standing in line at our embassies across the world trying to come here legally. If they could understand the picture of them standing inline at Disneyland after paying for expensive tickets for the park for them and their kids, all the while having to wait to get into the park for the people who pushed in front of them and entered illegally? or know that the DEA cites illegals as the #1 source of illegal drugs and the distribution in SD? South Dakotans would launch these criminals out of the state…

  2. I heard Jay Leno say something funny, yet profound; he asks, I paraphrase, “Why can't America deport thirty million people? Mexico did it.” He's right. Mexico did it by destroying opportunities for prosperity and so the people left for a place that had good economical opportunities….America. So this current attempt by Arizona does seem to have some affects, but falls far short of any great answer for the immigration. The solution is simple, OBEY THE LAWS. Federal laws and in Arizona's case, State laws prohibit American businesses from hiring illegal immigrants, so enforce it. If someone does not have the proper identification for employment then he or she can not be hired. This will result in a limitation of economical opportunities for illegal or undocumented workers and they will leave peaceably; also, people in Mexico will not risk crossing the desert if the opportunities are impossible.
    So why does the Federal government look the other way? Maybe it's because businesses, who chose to break the law by hiring illegal workers, are now at the mercy of the Federal government; which in turn empowers the politicians over the wealthier businessmen. Now the Immigration Department can be used for political muscle, much like the IRS. We often hear politicians say “Immigrants are doing the jobs Americans do not want to do”. This is hogwash. This idea tries to justify a crime as a business's need and benefits the community. Americans do not want to work hard for lower wages, not when we can make more money on welfare or “hustling” (black market–selling drugs, identity theft, stealing). So if you take away welfare, then poor Americans will have to work these jobs; and share rent with others in the same position, like the illegals have to, in order to decrease the cost of living. Oh the humanity!

  3. And another thing, you mentioned that illegals have been leaving Arizona for the past couple years; I forgot that Arizona's economy is the second worst next to California's. Arizona is billions of dollars in debt and resembles the Mexican government, with over spending and taxing. Thus, driving away businesses and those who have to work (illegal immigrants). It sounds like Arizona is saying, “Get out and stay out, even if our economy improves”.

  4. All the rhetoric aside and all the terrible problems with illegal immigration aside, I never thought the United States would become a country where if you don't have 'papers on you', you could be arrested and detained. I am not an expert on history, but was wondering if in the history of this nation if there has ever been a law that an American can be arrested and detained for NOT carrying proper credentials

  5. That's a good point. Unfortunately, we've never been stupid enough as a nation to let our border security and immigration policy get so pathetic that we have millions of people illegally entering our country each year. I would like to see us get both the illegals problem and the border security problem under control, and in a few years (10-15?), we should be able to relax things again…provided we stay vigilant about border control and immigration law on a day to day basis.

  6. The argument that it would be to dificult to find them doesn't fly.
    We can trace a cow with mad cow disease back to the very stall and the very farm where it was born so we can find the illegals.
    It will be a lot easier if we do three things 1. cut off all social and health services (no ER, no food stamps) 2. don't rent to them. 3. don't hire them. If they have no food, no place to stayand no money, they will go home, and if not we can round up the rest.

  7. See my post on self deportation:

  8. Bob

    One thing Dakota Voice has instilled in me and what sets America aside from other countries is our personal freedom. I would say that no matter how bad things like immigration get, that individual personal freedom MUST be maintained. Stopping an American and ' asking for papers' ( Sieg Heil )is one of our last bastions of freedom if it is enforced. The only places that do that are Police States etc. Even our socialists friends in Europe haven't stooped this low.

    You have made a convert out of me on that issue, so lets go after illegal immigrants aggressively and tirelessly, but oppose any law that proposes ' asking for papers'. It simply isn't American and to be honest I am stunned that people don't see it , because of their zeal ( and rightfully so ) to deal with the immigrant problem

  9. “Where are your papers” was never the intent of this law. It has only been portrayed as such by people who want open borders and an unrestricted supply of Democrat voters.

    I read just this morning that the AZ government has gone to the extra step of spelling out the intent and execution of this law so that even a liberal or kindergartener (usually on the same mental level) can't mistake it. I should have a separate post on that shortly.

  10. Bob,
    The last sentence in your excellent article explains all the angst and fake concern for citizens' rights – this new AZ law is an open affront to what the democrats are all about, flouting the law and manufacturing more Dem voters. Unfortunately (for them), the vast majority of Americans WANT our current immigration laws enforced and the border sealed, which means that many Democrats want this as well. We'll see how unpopular their stance is in November.