The most recent Gallup polling shows the American Public is concerned and well aware of the immigration debacle on our southern borders:
One in Six Say Immigration Most Important U.S. ProblemImmigration concerns surged in July, while economic mentions ebbed
This is not the first time that immigration has spiked in the public's consciousness. Most recently, Gallup found the issue increasing to 10% in 2010, at a time when a new immigration law in Arizona was making news. And prior to that, it increased twice in 2006 to 15% or higher, amid congressional debate over immigration reform.
Signaling that public mentions of immigration today could be stemming more from concern about illegal immigration than from support for immigration reform, mentions of the issue are significantly higher among Republicans (23%) than Democrats (11%). Gallup polling earlier this year showed Republicans with a preference for focusing on sealing the border, while Democrats prioritized addressing the status of illegal immigrants already here. (link) (emphasis mine)
Translation: The Democrats agenda is not to stem the tide of illegal immigration, but to continue their primary objective of providing a path to citizenship of an entire class of people who are wholly or in a large part dependent on government services. Big business, (and specifically the National Chamber of Commerce), have hardly gone out of their way to hide the fact that they are in dire need of millions who are willing to accept low wage jobs, as long as their remaining source of income is subsidized by government benefits.
It’s a win-win situation for Democrats and Big Business. One’s looking only for a voter who’s totally dependent on government servitude and will thereby vote to maintain their status quo. The other is depending on a cheap labor pool who, (as long as the government supplies the balance of their incomes), will not seek higher wages or benefits which would take a bite out of their bottom line profits.
In most businesses, (both small and large), labor is still a major expense that can be controlled/manipulated as opposed to uncontrolled expenses, such as rent, utilities, and, for the most part taxes on profits. Both state and federal governments understand the concept of a higher gross income = a larger amount of taxable income that is collected by these governments.
The Democratic Party*, in collaboration with Big Business, (and a wink and a nod by our government), would prefer that the average voter not know or even understand their private little enterprise that keeps/maintains an entire class of people dependent on a system---designed and perfected to guarantee both money and votes flow into the Democratic coffers.
* The Democratic Party is not exclusively invested in this unjust system. There are also Republicans who are and do participate in this travesty that feeds on this current immigration system like parasites, feeding on this potential cash cow. However, the pre-planned and well rehearsed rhetoric by the Democratic Party who, (under the guise and deception of a “compassionate” party looking out for the downtrodden and disadvantaged immigrant), point directly to the Republican Party as the threat to this long perverse system no one in government seriously chooses to address. Herein lies the conundrum.
Instead, they, (both parties), will continue to play the political games that might advance their own personal statures in this pathetic hierarchy of power and control. Until the American Public calls these politicians on the carpet, and demands this “profitable system” be changed, there will be little progress in the immigration debate. But remember, there are powerful interest in play here. They have no intention of relenting their heavily invested interest. And the big money feeding these parasites trumps all who would seek a change in this cycle. Can these “American Politicians”, (or the businesses that are in complete collaboration with these politicians), claim they are not just a more sophisticated entity of the Mexican Mules transporting and enslaving immigrants for profit? I doubt it.
(photo credit---Courtesy of Congressman Henry Cuellar)
Editor's note: While there are numerous suppositions and accusations throughout this post, I fully intend to add names, provide quotes and documentation to corroborate this story. All writing here is exclusively the opinion of the author and no one else. All edits, revisions, and additions to this post will be distinctly identified at the discretion of the author.
Update: It should be noted that the mainstream media appears to be complicit in only reporting, (or not reporting), stories that does no damage to the Democratic Party, President Obama, or the special interest.
Jeffery Dickens at Newsbusters chronicles the media's blatant omissions:
The Border Crisis Stories the Networks Aren't Telling You About