Donald Hank
For the immigrants' sake, do not support amnesty
By Donald Hank
January 15, 2013

I had recently said that immigrants allowed to enter illegally and en masse to the US would eventually suffer the same fate as immigrants to Europe who had once been given favored treatment by the government over the objections of the people but are now personae non gratae.

I had mentioned the fascist party Golden Dawn in Greece and their virulently anti-immigrant stance. And please be aware that most of the immigrants in Europe who are being shown the door by a once-hospitable populace are NOT illegal immigrants, unlike most of our immigrants. If you think the European backlash is cruel, wait until welfare checks to Americans either start to bounce or fail to pay basic needs! People will start to wonder why the amnestied immigrants had been getting the same sweet treatment as our welfare kings and queens or as people who tried hard to get work and failed.

Golden Dawn is not a model for anyone to imitate. However, it is a harbinger of what will eventually happen to illegal immigrants in the US, even those who have been granted amnesty by our corrupt government. In fact, if we can judge by what is happening in the hardest-hit European economies, legitimate immigrants will be treated the same way.

The anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe did not flare up much until the economy went south.

Our economy is bad but it is being artificially propped up by Ponzi-scheme loans that cannot help but go sour when investors finally wake up to the fact that no one intends to pay them down. It is a tribute to human credulity that so many investors have not noticed this yet. But just wait. Moody's, S&P, Fitch or someone will inevitably downgrade any nation that consistently raises the debt ceiling without presenting sound plans for paying down an already exorbitant debt representing more than GDP. Hyperinflation from the Fed's unbridled issuance of unbacked coin will also chew up more and more of the welfare checks and food stamps, creating increasing unrest among disgruntled recipients, until the lid comes off.

And then pity the poor immigrant.

That – in addition to swaths of inner cities being ruled by illegal alien gangs – is one reason why Obama's preferential treatment of illegal aliens will eventually rankle Americans more than during this relatively calm period just before the impending collapse.

Just to let you know I am not making it up regarding European anti-immigrant behavior:

Here's one in Spanish. Title: 40% of immigrants held in Spain have suffered abuse. This article focuses on immigrants in holding facilities and the abuses were suffered while in Spain.

If you are soft hearted and feel sorry for the less fortunate, please, in light of the above, do NOT support amnesty for illegal aliens.

It may surprise you to learn that they will probably eventually be better off in their home countries than in the US.

Example: In 2012, Panama had 4% unemployment and 10.5% economic growth (about 5 times ours).

Latin America in general had considerably overall economic results in terms of growth and unemployment. AND they are not mandated to buy health insurance under the Obamacare racket.

And if you think I made THAT up, look at Mexico, which keeps sending us immigrants (Lord knows why!). They had around 5% unemployment last year:

And Mexico also had a growth rate about twice as high as ours:

By contrast: US growth 'picks up' to 2%:

Need I say more?

© Donald Hank


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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.


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