The incessant propaganda campaign waged by Democrats and the Obama administration characterizing an unprecedented wave of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. as refugees fleeing from violence has shaped public perception of the crisis.
Just over a quarter of respondents to a Public Religion Research Institute survey believe underage immigrants are entering the country illegally, while nearly 70 percent say the federal government should treat the children as refugees and not illegal immigrants.
A law enforcement intelligence report, however, disputes the claim about Central American violence pushed by the government. Instead, according to a report received by KRGV, the influx is the direct result of people in Central America being told they will be provided with permits and be allowed to stay in the United States and “reunite with their families and better themselves financially.”
The report also states violence in Central America is in decline. According to an elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014:
In late May, the U.S. Border Patrol interviewed unaccompanied children (UAC) and migrant families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley. Of the 230 total migrants interviewed, 219 cited the primary reason for migrating to the United States was the perception of U.S. immigration laws granting free passes or permisos to UAC and adult female OTMs traveling with minors. Migrants indicated that knowledge of permisos was widespread across Central America due to word of mouth, local, and international media messaging—prompting many to depart for the United States within 30 days of becoming aware of these perceived benefits, according to the same reporting.
The establishment media has not reported on the EPIC findings and other information indicating the flood of illegal immigrants has little to do with violence. Because of this many Americans are left with a distorted and less than factual view of what is happening along the border in Texas and elsewhere in the Southwest.
The poll results would likely be different if Americans knew about the disproportionate use of welfare and other redistributive programs used by immigrants.
Unlimited immigration is impossible in a welfare state.
In 2009, according to research conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, “57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children.” The rates for this tax payer funded assistance is the highest in states along the border – Arizona, Texas, and California. The largest percentage of welfare recipients are from Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent).
The latest influx of poverty-stricken and uneducated illegal immigrants will undoubtedly strain and eventually bankrupt welfare programs. “Welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents. In 2009, 60 percent of households with children headed by an immigrant who arrived in 2000 or later used at least one welfare program; for households headed by immigrants who arrived before 2000 it was 55 percent.”
“Already in this country, over the past five years, we’ve seen unprecedented increases in people/families on food stamps (SNAP program) now approaching 50 million; 10 million + now on disability and a stunning 92 million Americans are NOT working at all. Who in their right mind actually believes we can absorb tens of thousands of aliens without collapsing an already fragile economy?” writes Mike Hendren.
Despite the obvious detrimental impact of millions of unskilled and under-educated immigrants and their dependent children on the economy, the establishment continues to argue the influx is good for America.
For instance The Hill, a newspaper and website written for and about Congress, argues “information derived from reputable, nonpartisan sources” including the NGO think tank Pew Research Center, the USDA and the U.S. Department of Labor, should only be considered when considering the illegal immigration issue. Despite evidence to the contrary, The Hill states the “truth of the matter is that illegal immigrants are important to the U.S. economy.”
The Hill instructs Americans to unquestioningly follow the conclusions of establishment economists and discount the views of “radio show hosts” and others not working for the government.