For years, many have questioned me as to why I have spoken out vigorously against illegal immigration. My answer is simple. I believe, as most Americans probably do, that we should have zero tolerance for illegal immigrants who come to our country, commit a crime, and return to their homeland where they are shielded from our justice system. Without going into much detail, this serious illegal alien problem which daily occurs in our country is most often swept under the rug by the media, and as of late, President Bush who didn’t mention it on his recent immigration pitch.
In the early 80s, my wife and I were driving on Central Ave. in my former neighborhood. We suddenly noticed a car heading towards us traveling at high speed and being chased by a police car. At a high rate of speed, the car plowed into another car, which was crossing the intersection. There, in the middle of the street, laid the three bodies of the occupants, who on impact were thrown out of the car. The driver of the speeding car, which was being pursued by the police, stumbled out of his car, apparently disoriented as beer bottles fell out of his car. Soon ambulances and police cars arrived at the accident scene so we left. Later, Police Sergeant Tom Davis, a close friend, informed me that the driver of the speeding car, an illegal alien caused two fatalities (Mr. & Mrs. Outlaw) and left one crippled for life was booked on a negligent homicide DWI charge. However, the illegal posted his bail bond and fled to Mexico where our laws have no jurisdiction to bring him back to be prosecuted for his crimes. In a conversation, Officer Davis informed me that it was common practice for illegal aliens who committed crimes to high tail it to Mexico to avoid prosecution.
In another criminal case involving an illegal alien, a school chum, Ray Garcia, and his family, fell victims to a horrible crime. One day, Ray’s son, went to shoot pool at a local billiard hall. While there, he had an altercation with an illegal. A fistfight ensued, with Ray’s son handily defeating the illegal combatant. That evening, the older brother of the trounced illegal, went to look for Ray’s son at his house. When Mary, Ray’s wife, answered the door with her small children beside her, the angered illegal asked for her son. When Mary replied that her son was not in, the illegal fired one shot, striking a fatal wound to her chest. Mary died in the arms of her grieving children. Later, the evil murdering illegal would call the family from Mexico threatening to return to kill the rest of the family. Folks, that occurred more than 20 years ago, and the animal that committed this unspeakable murder is still free in Mexico, and maybe even here in the USA. Anyone disputing these crimes I’ve just detailed can substantiate facts by calling the Fort Worth Police Department for verification.
Concerned Americans, these two crimes and many more I’m cognizant of, occur almost daily in our country. In a recent criminal study, Illegal Invasion Deadlier than Iraq, Mr. Mac Johnson, a researcher from Cambridge, MA, conservatively estimates that illegal aliens in the United States commit 1,800 to 2,500 homicides. Mr. Johnson notes that our national media keeps tabs on how many American soldiers we’ve lost in Afghanistan and Iraq since we started the “War on Terror” three years ago, which numbers 2,400. However, as Mr. Johnson points out, the media and President Bush, I might now add, have failed to tell us that in the same time span, illegal aliens have murdered about 4,000 Americans on our own soil. Mr. Johnson also states that thousands of Americans may be dying in our own country — but at least our lawns look nice. Sadly, most of these crimes like the ones I previously referenced go unpunished for the same reasons stated earlier — illegal criminals simply return to their homeland.
After 9-11, President Bush made a bold statement to those who harmed our country in New York. With bullhorn in hand he said, “Those who knocked down these buildings will soon hear from us.” Well Mr. President, those Republican and Democrat politicians who placed their hand on the bible and took an oath to abide and enforce our laws and are siding with you on passing a weak immigration bill to protect our borders, will soon hear this message from many American voters (not street protesters) like me, “We will definitely remember you in the upcoming elections!”
James H. Reza
4204 Grand Lake
Lake Worth, Texas 76135