By Rene Sotolongo:
The economic and social consequences of illegal immigration across the 1,940-mile-long America-Mexico border are staggering. Yet economists – and the mainstream media – tend to downplay or outright ignore the impact. Not just the impact to our economy, but to our national security as well.
Western economics is based upon the premise that “growth is good” and that economic stagnation and particularly negative growth are extremely detrimental. This is why most economic reports talk about “recessions” or percentage of growth. It is also the basis of our current economic model – consumption. The more people that are available to buy our products, the more money we make. But at what cost?
With mass immigration driving US population to double within the lifetimes of children born today, one must question whether the economic paradigm of unending physical growth (and consumption) is truly in the best interests of America or of Americans – no matter what their race, creed, or color.
An average of 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day – over 3 million per year. Only a third of these will be caught. Many will simply be released with nothing more than a “promise to appear.” As a result, there are currently an estimated 9 to 11 million illegals in the U.S. This is double the amount of illegals living in the US in 1994.
But that is not the most interesting number to consider. According to census data published by the Center for Immigration Studies in September of 2015, Muslims make up the fastest-growing group of immigrants. Over a half-a-million illegal aliens from the Middle-east currently live in the U.S, and a growing number are entering the country illegally by crossing the Mexican border.
Even worse still, over one million immigrants from Muslim countries have been admitted “legally” during Obama’s Presidency. And that belies a double standard by his administration that poses a clear threat to our National Security.
Without getting into a philosophical diatribe, it is safe to say that the Muslim faith is diametrically opposed to the fundamental rights and freedoms established under the United States Constitution. All one has to do is read the Koran and review Shariah law in order to know this to be true. The Center for Security Policy wrote an excellent paper that did a line by line comparison between Shariah law and the constitution. Here are just a few that highlight my point:
- First Amendment: Freedom of religion
US Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Shariah: “Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take hold of them and kill them wherever you find them.” Quran 4:89 ; “Whoever changed his [Islamic] religion, then kill him” Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:84:57
- Article VI: The Constitution is the supreme law of the land
US Constitution: Article VI: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby”
Shariah: “The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah.” (a1.1, Umdat al-salik or The Reliance of the Traveller, commonly accepted work of Shariah jurisprudence); “There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the Sharia.” (Seyed Qutb); “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of its own ideology and program.” (Seyed Abul A’ala Maududi)
So why then has Obama and his administration admitted over one million Muslim refugees into this country while denying-repeatedly-the same consideration for Christians?
Case in point:
The United States denied asylum to dozens of Iraqi Christians who escaped Islamic State (ISIS) militants — even though they had family sponsors. While thousands of Muslims are admitted without any sponsorship at all.
The Daily Mail reports; “22 Christians known as Chaldeans were among a group of 27 being held at a San Diego detention center after crossing into the United States through the Mexican border in the spring . They were denied asylum and sent back.”
In fact, according to the same report, the Obama administration has accepted only 727 fleeing Christians this year. While at the same time over 4,200 Muslims have been granted asylum. Certainly on an aggregate scale there are more Muslims fleeing the Middle East than Christians, but the fact remains; on a consistent basis the administration neglects Christians in an effort to appease other ethnic groups. This then begs the question, why?
Is it because there is a “secret” agenda by the administration to allow Muslims to take over the US much in the same way the Muslims have taken over London and parts of Europe? The Islamization of London and Paris should serve as a warning.
Londoners voted in Khan, 45, as the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital city. He will take office in a metropolis where his fellow Muslims comprise over 12% of the population.
And in Paris, Muslims have taken over entire areas of the city. According to CBN news;
Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers.”
“The Muslims taking over those streets do not have any authorization. They do not go to the police headquarters, so it’s completely illegal, the Muslims in the street have been granted unofficial rights that no Christian group is likely to get under France’s Laicite’, or secularism law.”
Muslims are said to be no more than 10 percent of the French population, but no one knows for sure because French law prohibits population counts by religion. And to further complicate the issue, many Muslim men practice polygamy, with each extra wife having children and collecting a welfare check.
Now consider the above information in this light:
What is the absorption capacity of our schools, health care system, infrastructure, and labor market? What is the effect on the environment and quality of life from significantly increasing an area’s population density through illegal immigration and or “refugee” immigration?”
For example, the several studies have shown (from the United States Census Bureau) the immigrant population:
- Georgia- grew 3,058 percent, from 55,000 to 1.75 million — 25 times faster than the overall state population.
- Nevada- grew 3,002 percent, from 26,000 to 821,000 — six times faster than the overall state population.
- North Carolina- grew 2,937 percent, from 47,000 to 1.43 million — 30 times faster than the overall state population.
As Geert Wilders, Chairman of the Party for Freedom the Netherlands so eloquently stated;
All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself; it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States is the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence, Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means ‘submission’. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy because what it strives for is sharia.
And that my friends is why the Obama administration’s policy on allowing Muslims into this country at such a record pace is a clear and present danger to our National Security.
Rene C. Sotolongo is an OpsLens Contributor and a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who served for over twenty years as an Information Systems official. Sotolongo also specialized in homeland security and counterterrorism.