​Chavez, in a cropped and retouched 1974 photo.

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“Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?”--Milton, Areopagitica

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                                                            Immigration

​As a nation built primarily of immigrants, we need fairness, we need safety, we need honesty.













I agree with Caesar Chavez' opposition to the open border and I agree with his opposition to the hiring of illegals:

   "For so many years we have been involved in agricultural strikes; organizing almost 30 years as a worker, as an organizer, and as president of the union--and for all these almost 30 years it is apparent that when the farm workers strike and their strike is successful, the employers go to Mexico and have unlimited, unrestricted use of illegal alien strikebreakers to break the strike. And, for over 30 years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has looked the other way and assisted in the strikebreaking.

I do not remember one single instance in 30 years where the Immigration service has removed strikebreakers. We have observed all these years the Immigration Service has a policy as it has been related to us, that they will not take sides in any agricultural labor dispute. They have not taken sides means permitting the growers to have unrestricted use of illegal aliens as strikebreakers, and if that isn't taking sides, I don't know what taking sides means.....


..... Illegal immigration disproportionately and adversely affects the economic well-being of the most vulnerable and needy segment of the nation’s labor force: its low skilled workers (both those who are native-born and foreign-born). Indirectly, it corrodes the efficacy of the already weak system of employment standards the nation has for the protection of its most precious national resource: its labor force. Directly, it breeds cynicism by legally employable workers that their government does not care about the unfairness of the conditions that they must confront when they have to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs; it causes hardship by depressing wages and reducing employment opportunities for legally employable American workers; and, lastly, it fosters circumstances that tolerate worker exploitation of the illegal immigrants themselves in the labor market."

                                                                         Congressional Testimony by Cesar Chavez, 1979


 

  There has to be a limit.  The limit needs to go into effect now.  First, make the borders firm.  Then, the entries can be made legal.  Those who have entered illegally must accept the fairness of waiting their turn.  Felons must be returned to their native country.

I object to the obvious intent of the Democratic Party to use the open border as a means of augmenting their clear desire for voter fraud.  Also, our "open," porous border is a clear invitation to terrorists.