Friday, July 11, 2014

Follow the Money

Age old phrase, but mostly true.  As to illegal immigration, most certainly true.

And if this story is true--it's too good to check--then 'follow the money' goes all the way inside the church and ends up in the pews:
Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”
Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.
Think about it.  We have a president in office who was sent from the Chicago political machine, a system where back-scratching occurs before people get up in the morning.  This illegal alien thing is the classic back-scratch win-win-win-win, etc.

The president wins by being seen as a compassionate savoir and hero to the left wing of his party, who wins by importing more potential voters that justifies growing the government bigger to support them.  The illegal aliens basically win the lottery by getting here and the largesse that comes with it, part of which they send back to their home countries as a sizable portion of their GDPs.  

The coyotes smuggling them win by getting paid by the illegals, part of which may include fine print saying they can be used to help the cartel once in America.  The cartels and gangs win by deluding the border and gaining a wider distribution network.  The Mexican officials allowing trainloads of illegals to pass unnoticed win by getting payoffs and the Mexican politicians win because they probably made deals with other governments to allow this to occur in the first place.

US business people win by an influx of cheap labor while unions win by a promise those workers will someday be unionized.  Republican politicians win by getting more contributions from business people to look the other way and allow their cheap labor.  US consumers win by the downward pressure on prices due to using the cheap labor versus higher paid citizen labor. 

And finally, certain US religious institutions, including the Catholic church, win by getting grants to help the new immigrants become productive citizens that will come to mass every week.

The only loser is the rule of law and the bedrock principles that built the nation. But those documents are old and yellow and besides, there were periods where commas should be so who really knows what the founders meant?  Didn't they talk about welfare? 

In other words, there's no way this problem is going to be solved soon.

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