Archive for March, 2007

03/21/2007

Illegal Aliens or Melting Pot?

by James Jett

Every time I post information about Illegal Aliens I ask myself if I have enough personnel information to always post facts and inform the readers? Once I am able to answer yes with notes and images before me, I feel it is wise to proceed as long as I make it clear that I have some concern about the increase of illegal aliens coming to the United State in record numbers. Some placed in work assignments where they are kept in racial groups, in a neighborhood, in a part of town where they see only fifty — or maybe twice that number — people that look different in skin color and facial feature. This is not new, just the number from each country has increased and the number of countries increased over time. The far east is leading, followed by Mexico with the middle east coming in third. These people live, work and sometime pray in this country, out of sight and of the record. When I talk with Americans that encounter them daily I am told that they are hard working and only work in jobs that American’s want-do or is not qualified to hold. Most are here with the support from many organizations, and the rich and powerful. First, what I have seen with my eyes, next what I read, hear and see in the media. Last what I am told by people that should not tell me a lie. People form the Far East, are here, for the most part with the approval of the citizens, partly because they are not aware of the increasing numbers and they receive very little media coverage. The reason, when you make cars, VCR, and other entertainment items desired by people in this country you hold a place that’s special in their eyes. For this and other reasons you can visit parts of Seattle, WA and go to a part of the city observe the people and think you are in the Far East. Get on the Ferry boat, ride for two hours, get off in Canada, again enter the neighborhood and everyone you see other than people on the motor coach with you is of far eastern origin. This is true in at least twenty states in this country. In a Protestant Church’s basement, the seats are full on Sunday and other time of worshiping with people from the far east. This will change when they learn to speak English, and then move up to the Main Sanctuary. Once the Service end all the children, American and Asians join in play.They are here because of the demand for Skilled Workers that’s above most American pay grade. This is true when I visit area where people from India live. They are here because of Skills, not products. That is, I have never seen any cars that were made in India! In the parts of the Middle East where our brave Soldiers do they assigned duties. People from that part of the world cause me great concern, not for my self, but for my Grandchildren and this Nation. I cannot put out the welcome mat for people who dance for joy when their children blow themselves up by having a bomb strapped around their own waists, and kill other human beings.

Legal or Illegal, I believe the people here, (in the United States) from the Far East out number the people here from Mexico. Yet they are all but invisible, the only thing you hear about them is that they can learn and make good grades in the top colleges in this country, Just compare them with a group of US citizens, just consider the total Southern part of this country, call it the South, and ask why they work for Companies owned by people in the Far East, making cars and other products? Why didn’t the South rise-up and design, make and sell cars to say – Japan or Korea? After all, looking at Korea during the war, I, yes even I, didn’t think they could make anything. Somehow they pulled themselves up by their ablility and the will to learn, opened manufacturing plants and make automobiles and sold them to the people in this great country. My question, did they have help? Or did they do it alone? How about all those boys, I mean men and women from the south that I witness lending a hand. And what if the men from the South had said, (as a group) this is a waste of my time and all our lives, so we want go. HOW MANY CARS WOULD THE GREAT COUNTRY OF SOUTH KOREA SELL TOMORROW?

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03/07/2007

Border Guards and Crime

by James Jett

Reading and watching the news reports about the Border Guards that’s servicing time, quite a long time, and they are falsely accused. Almost nightly, Lou Dobbs Show report the number of Congressman and Senators supporting them. In another article, or on TV or Radio show, you can read about all the groups and lawyers making every effort to help and protect the people in this country Illegally.

The Border Guards are in jail because the law enforcement personnel they work with framed them, and let a drug dealer go free. And no one in the justice department seem to care. In fact, I heard that Mexico and the White House are working to keep them in prison. Maybe to send a massage to the citizens in this country that the new day is dawning, and nether Mexico or it’s citizens are required to obey our laws. Further more we are to ignore all the reports of Gangs and Crimes in many cities in this country that will not only tax the police departments but become a problem for the court systems and jails. Cities and State budgets will increase, with all the money going to aid or support people in this country illegally. Hard working people, for sure, work at the restaurant, part time and pay taxes on the five dollars per hour, cut grass in the afternoon for ten dollars per hour and get paid in cash. Live life each day known that he will not be redlined at the bank when buying a home or apartment. By Eye witness, I know that sometime ten people live in houses that have only two bedrooms. And stop the lie that this occur only in bad or run-down neighborhoods.

The next election is surely approaching and the citizens will vote. If the polls are correct and my personnel polls are true, we will see changes, not only in cities, but from the state house to the white house. I believe – many citizens feel as I do about the people that come here from other countries, yall come and all come – BUT COME LEGALLY.

03/01/2007

Education And Illegal Immigrants

by James Jett

Following the plans to give credit cards to illegal immigrants, I went back to my plans to write about the largest minority group in the United States. When I checked the three browsers on my computer I discovered all my bookmarks had vanished. One site kept me up to-date on the fastest growing Muslim group, the Latinos. On the site they explain why Latinos are the fastest growing group of Muslin in the USA. Here is the American Heritage dictionary meaning for Muslim: Mus·lim ( m¾zlm, m z-, m ¾s-, m s-) n. 1. Variant of Moslem . 2. A Black Muslim. [Arabic muslim one who surrenders, active participle of‘aslamato s Mos·lem ( m¼zlm, m ¼s-) or Mus·lim ( m¾zlm, m z-, m ¾s-, m s-) n. 1. A believer in or adherent of Islam. [Arabic muslim; See Muslim ] Mos lem adj. Usage Note: Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and by English-speaking adherents urrender from Syriac ‘ašlem] Mus lim.

This is not to do a report on Latinos turning to Islam. Receiving loyal support from the Catholic Church, yet they are turning to Islam in increasing numbers. But here I only wonder what the employment opportunities will look like for my Grandchildren and others in their age groups. The work site will change beyond recognition, a large segment of the workforce will speak only Spanish, yet, no one is teaching my Grandchildren Spanish. Also, living space will be in demand in targeted neighborhoods, (meaning neighborhoods that invite a large numbers of Latinos.) This will not become a concern for my family, so we can stay focused on employment. Like their parents, my Grandchildren is on track to be professionals with the best education one can achieve in our educational systems. But speaking only English, that is still my concern.

In all the communities I have visited where a large number of Latino live, the stores, shops, community centers and street’s names are slowly changed to Spanish. I am trying to learn Spanish, by listen to the news and weather on the Spanish speaking stations. Its a slow pace and some what unfair to me. Here is my request, like the Japanese did for us in Camp Chickamauga in Beppu, Japan: in English crawl the dialog across the bottom on both Television and Movies. On television, I need just the news and the weather, I don’t watch anything else. In neighborhoods where they are a majority, put english signs near the spanish signs so I can fine items without asking where there are located. I am not asking for anything that is not afforded Spanish speaking people.