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David Vitter's new ad trafficks heavily in race-baiting

Adam Serwer is a staff writer for The American Prospect, where he writes his own blog.

Earlier this week, Nevada Senate Candidate Sharron Angle put out an anti-immigrant ad that used some of the same images of "scary looking" immigrants as an ad launched by Louisiana Senate Republican David Vitter.

Now Vitter has yet another anti-immigrant ad running, and this one is even worse than the previous one or Angle's. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Louisiana is blasting the new ad, "Welcome Prize," as "demeaning" and "racist." It attacks his opponent, Democrat Charlie Melancon, over illegal immigration, and features a group of immigrants running along side a fence, only to be greeted by a sign that says "Charlie Melancon welcomes you to the USA!" and "bievenidos a los USA!" There is also a group of smiling people holding a giant check payable to "illegals."

Check out how the "illegals" are portrayed:

Vitter immigrants.jpg

Now here's a group of smiling white folks with a big fat check made out to "all illegal aliens."

Vitter check.jpg

Timothy Geithner's signature is a nice touch. There is a black woman among the people holding the "bienvenidos" sign, so this ad is slightly more diverse than the other race-baiting immigration ads we've seen this week.

Aside from reproducing a number of racial stereotypes, the ad is also pretty misleading. It highlights mostly symbolic votes that wouldn't have added any actual changes to federal law -- on issues that Melancon, who is basically an immigration hawk, has supported.

"Melancon voted to make it easier to get taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals..." Based on the citation in the ad, this vote would have "required affordable-housing beneficiaries to show proof of legal residency." But undocumented immigrants are already ineligible for affordable housing or any other federal benefits, and the amendment was part of a motion to recommit, generally the last attempt by the minority to keep a bill from a final vote, that fell along party lines. Melancon has actually voted to prevent unauthorized immigrants from receiving affordable housing benefits.

"...and actual welfare checks." This vote was meant to prevent unauthorized immigrants from receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC was actually a Republican idea, meant to be an alternative to traditional welfare. This amendment was also part of a motion to recommit, in other words, another Republican attempt to kill the bill in question. You have to be a legal resident in order to claim the EITC.

"Voted against allowing police to arrest illegals." This claim is actually a bit confusing. The amendment this is referring to would have "clarifie[d] the existing authority of state and local enforcement personnel to apprehend, detain, remove, and transport illegal aliens in the routine course of duty." Longstanding practice is that local police have the authority to enforce criminal, not civil violations of the law, but this has been in dispute since the Bush administration. Still, it's hard to characterize this vote as preventing police from arresting unauthorized immigrants, since it's not like it makes the 287(g) program illegal or something.

Melancon is not exactly a progressive hero -- he voted against the Affordable Care Act, for example. He's also an immigration hawk, having voted for a border fence and the much more restrictive House version of immigration reform back in 2005, which would have made it a felony to be in the United States illegally. In other words, on immigration policy, Melancon is pretty much just as bad as Vitter.

On top of all this, Louisiana, you might have noticed, is not located along the U.S.-Mexico border, so it's unclear to me what fence the ad is referring to. The state has one of the lowest populations of undocumented workers in the country. Aside from being misleading, this ad is basically a transparent attempt to gain political support by demonizing Latinos, who as Andrea Nill points out, were a huge part of rebuilding the state after Hurricane Katrina. Anything to make people forget about Vitter dabbling with prostitutes or his aide's domestic violence scandal.

By Adam Serwer  | October 8, 2010; 12:37 PM ET
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Comments

I like how she used gang looking Mexican's to pose as college students. Isn't anyone in NV asking, "what's wrong with this picture"?

How low have we now gone...

Posted by: soapm | October 8, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

"put out an anti-immigrant ad"

Sigh - there you go again.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 8, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Nice video from Benen:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_10/026040.php

Posted by: pragmaticstill | October 8, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

You don't believe in the Southern Strategy, sbj? You don't think it is the strategy of the GOP to pit white christians against everyone else and their ads are not designed for that purpose?

Posted by: pragmaticstill | October 8, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

@prag: I don't think immigrants and illegal aliens are the same thing. You don't think Greg and the Dems are purposefully trying to conflate the two in order to paint the GOP as anti-brown?

Posted by: sbj3 | October 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

@pragmaticstill: "You don't think it is the strategy of the GOP to pit white christians against everyone else and their ads are not designed for that purpose?"

Nope. I'm pretty sure the ad is "anti-illegal immigrant", not anti-immigrant. Otherwise, it'd be much harder on dirty Italians and the drunken Irish.

That being said, there's a real--nay, huge--objection to this ad that Greg actually gets, but I'm thinking some may ignore in favor of their love of the "everyone who disagrees with us is a racist" narrative.

Vitter has his facts on Melancon (by all appearances) almost exactly backwards. He's attacking Melancon for voting for things he (Lelancon) voted against and for voting against things he voted for.

That being said, whether stoking fears and resentments regarding illegal immigrants (which I think it is) or evoking pictures of "scary brown people" because all non-liberal white people are inveterate racists and do everything based on the melanin content of skin (which I doubt), I think some of these candidates may be overplaying the illegal immigrant card. November shall tell, I suppose.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 8, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

@SBJ How long will you continue to accept this race baiting and pandering without being honest enough to call it out.

It's not about immigrants or illegal aliens now is it? If it were TRULY about illegal immigration why didn't Vitter use a bit of reality....he should have shown all the businesses who are HIRING these people and committing just as big of a crime as the folks who are sneaking into our country.

Nobody has EVER argued that the immigration problem is about anything other than JOBS! Cut off the jobs and cut off the problem. In fact one of the byproducts of our slumping economy has been reduced illegal immigration. Fewer jobs..fewer people coming across the border. Do you suppose SBJ the illegals come into our country for the climate? For the NFL? Because we are such a kind caring group of humans to hang out with...they come for ONE reason JOBS!

But of course the same industries who hire these illegals and NEED that source of cheap labor also contribute heavily to the GOP. And let's be honest...the GOP only knows one way to campaign..negatively and with heavy doses of FEAR. The brown hordes with swarthy looks scare us. The sharks in suits and ties who own the companies and agribusinesses that bring them here do not look nearly as scary.

Anybody who defends these ads is truly pathetic. Not only do these ads prey upon our fears and fire up the bedwetters like skippy...the browns are coming..the Muslims are coming..the blacks have taken over the White House...they don't even address the FREAKING PROBLEM. The businesses that hire these folks NEVER get the abuse..it's always the poor slobs who come over and take these thankless cr&ppy jobs.

Posted by: rukidding7 | October 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

@kevin: "Stoking fears and resentments" is all the rage on both sides this year.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 8, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

@sbj3: 'Stoking fears and resentments' is all the rage on both sides this year."

Right you are, sbj3. And so is "it's not me, it's them" and "they did it first!". These are the people vying to run our country. Awesome. ;)

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 8, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

@ruk: I do not approve of this advertisement.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 8, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Yep, illegals and immigrants certainly are not the same thing yet the only people pictured in the ad are brown. Are there no illegals of any other color? And the people greeting them all white, but for that one token.

Posted by: pragmaticstill | October 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

It is about time that someone pointed out the danger of having Americans standing along the border, using Gigantic Checks as bait, to lure foreigners to cross our borders.

Have we learned nothing from our historical origins. The Native Americans erected gigantic checks, that could be seen from Europe, to bait The Pilgrims into become undocumented immigrants,(Sarah Palin can see Russia, because she inherited the trans-ocean viewing gene, from those original far sighted Pilgrims who sneaked into America, to try and grab that big bait check. Look at how badly that turned out.

I say it is time for us to pass a constitutional amendment, to ban the use of Big Bait Checks along our borders.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 8, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

""Voted against allowing police to arrest illegals'

This is a common misperception. There is no local or state offense involved in being in the country illegally, BUT the police can take you into custody and request Federal authorities take you. That is why you never see any other proceedings at the state level for illegal immigrants. In virtually all of these cases, the arrest was made for a violation of local or state law. Any state legisation making illegality alone an offense would be pre-empted by the Federal government.

Posted by: 54465446 | October 8, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

"Nope."

Look at the right wing ideologues DENY WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR PATHETIC FACES.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still,

Given the Supreme Court's stance that "commercial speech" is protected under the First Amendment, I think you are right that it would take a constitutional amendment to do away with these vile Big Bait Checks.

In my part of the country, the Big Bait Checks aren't taxpayer $$$, they are payment for picking crops, re-roofing houses, painting, working in restaurant kitchens, lawn & yard maintenance -- and other such activities subversive to the nation.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 8, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

If you look closely at those Big Checks that are used in The Vitter ad, you can just make out the Signatures of Meg Whitman, and Lou Dobbs.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 8, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

@SBJ "@ruk: I do not approve of this advertisement."

Point taken.

Posted by: rukidding7 | October 8, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

One thing the Vitter ad has done, is provide me with an answer to a question that I have pondered about for some time.

How did Bobby Jindal's, and Josepht Cao's folks end up in Louisiana, of all places?


Now I know the answer. They took the bait, and chased over to The Bayous, to try and grab those Big Checks. I Garuntee It!

Posted by: Liam-still | October 8, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

One question that is left unanswered in these ads and perhaps can be taken up by the Melancon Campaign.

Does anybody know if Vitter made sure the prostitutes he employed were in our country legally? What if Vitter procured an illegal alien for his sexual needs? What if she was a Russian babe smuggled into this country by a wealthy oligarch pimp?

Posted by: rukidding7 | October 8, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

@Ethan2010: "Look at the right wing ideologues DENY WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR PATHETIC FACES."

Perhaps if you used a series of exclamation points after your dramatic all-caps declarations, we could no longer deny this obvious truths.

@Liam-still: "If you look closely at those Big Checks that are used in The Vitter ad, you can just make out the Signatures of Meg Whitman, and Lou Dobbs."

Now, there ya go. He shoots! He scores! Liam "The Magic" Still wins the game! The crowd goes wild.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 8, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

@Liam-still: "If you look closely at those Big Checks that are used in The Vitter ad, you can just make out the Signatures of Meg Whitman, and Lou Dobbs."

Bang! He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild!

That's a good one.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

All, my latest on the U.S. Chamber dustup:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/10/us_chamber_sees_no_need_to_add.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | October 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Ooops. Sorry for the quasi-repeat. I hit the button, page came back, and the first one didn't post. So, after refreshing, I decided I lost it. So, I posted again, this time just lauding Liam-Still's zinger. Then, after it posts, they are both there!

The mysteries of the Wa-Po. Sorry, not trying to repeat myself. I won't post this one again, if I don't see it right away. :)

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 8, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I think the ad is disgusting and I hope it backfires.

Who does this appeal to? Certain elements of the Republican base that are, according to some, already very excited about voting.

Who does this ad anger? Mexicans, who due to the Democrats epic fail on immigration reform are not that excited about voting.

Hopefully this ad will help GOTV amongst Hispanics, and end up hurting the Diapered One.

Generally speaking I think it unwise for the Republicans to stray from economic issues this year, but I'm sure the Diapered One's advisors have polls that show I'm wrong. Otherwise this is political malpractice.

Posted by: PaciolisRevenge | October 8, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe what this ad is trying to tell us is that our border fence shouldn't be one of those temporary panel fences you rent from a company like "National Rent-A-Fence," because that is what the fence in the ad looks like. The "illegals" didn't really need to cut a hole in it -- they could have just folded it up or pushed it over.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | October 8, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"Perhaps if you used a series of exclamation points after your dramatic all-caps declarations, we could no longer deny this obvious truths."

Perhaps if you weren't a disingenuous ideologue you would make more sense and I wouldn't need to point out your mocking BS.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 8, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Those that work here, spend here.

Nothing gets spend here, from outsourced jobs. The Tea Party types are so dense and gullible, for the most part, that they do not grasp the fact that The Chamber Of Commerce, is the real threat to our middle class.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 8, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

@Kevin....Same thing has happened to me a couple of times today. I thought perhaps JakeD had sicked the blog police on me and they were monitoring my posts hence the delays. LMAO I guess we just need to be patient.

Posted by: rukidding7 | October 8, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse


@Kevin....Same thing has happened to me a couple of times today. I thought perhaps JakeD had sicked the blog police on me and they were monitoring my posts hence the delays. LMAO I guess we just need to be patient.

Posted by: rukidding7 | October 8, 2010 2:08 PM
.................

Once you hit submit, it has been very slow to post, for the past several days.

The comments actually post much faster than the page refreshes, to indicate that the comment has posted.

Here is how I now work around it. Before I hit submit, I copy what I have written. Then I hit submit. I then go immediately to the thread title link, and click on that. The thread comes up, at once, and almost always my comment shows up. If it should not appear, then I will use my saved copy, to repost, but so far, I never have had to do so.

Posted by: Liam-still | October 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

@Liam...thanks for the advice.

Posted by: rukidding7 | October 8, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Vitter will do anything to distract people from his various scandals, his refusal to answer any but the most scripted questions, his votes against veterans, women,and FOR letting BP off the hook. He is not fit to be a senator, and it is amazing to me that anyone would have elected him in the first place.

Posted by: clapol47 | October 8, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

the GOP has always been racist but they have at least tried to hide it in the past. Like Reagan kicking off his campaign in the south and using the dogwhisle to racism "states rights" in his first speech. But now that the teabaggers are in control their racism is front and center. It's no longer a "southern strategy" it's now a nationwide "racist policy is good" strategy.

Posted by: cartercamp | October 8, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

She is just one of the wealthy landowners who have taken advantage of a steady flow of cheap foreign laborers and a strict defender of offering a path to citizenship; considered Amnesty by a more moderate press. Madam Pelosi along with her husband own several vineyards assessed around $25 million dollars. Her grapes are not considered table grapes, but very expensive inventory of high end wines. Pelosi should join the rest of hypocrites in the long line of Democrats, including Sen. Reid, Sen. Barbara Boxer who if shown a careless positions in introducing laws to contain this propagating issue. Many low income Americans would have jobs, be able to pay taxes and help stabilize this recessive economy. GOOGLE---Pelosi's shameful record on spending taxpayer’s money is well deserved. The information can be found under the (FOIA) Freedom of Information Act at the "Judicial Watch" website regarding corruption in Washington and in State Capitols.

One of the biggest complaints was Speaker Pelosi’s military travel costs using jets of the United States Air Force in the amount of $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including in food banquettes and alcohol. Then we have ultra liberal Barbara Boxer who has used the race card and has the same Motif-Operandi as Sen. Reid. Voting--YES--on funding Sanctuary Cities; Yes on Comprehensive Immigration Reform--Amnesty; Voted--NO--In declaring English official language of government; Voted--YES--on another Guest Worker program, that like the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act was offered Amnesty and in addition voted--YES--on illegal aliens participating in our Social Security, providing Social Services to non citizens. Please---Americans have worked all their lives in able to collect Social Security to keep them afloat for the rest of their lives and Boxer had the audacity to join the rest of the Liberal crowd to enact legislation, allowing foreigners who have never paid into the pool access to our Social Security? In my view as a Tea Party advocate--ALL these incumbents should be shown the road out of town tarred and feathered.

Posted by: infinity555 | October 8, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi's, Barbara Boxer culture of corruption

Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi is most probably the worst offender, when it comes to hiring illegal aliens. Are they picking grapes on her plantations in the Napa Valley, California? As a hypocrite she beats even Senator Harry Reid, in his resolve to force through another Amnesty, on behalf of the estimated 12 to 20 million foreign illegal aliens. Then Pelosi resistance in any attempt to enhance border security, in building the--REAL--double fencing and plot with others to table the E-Verify offering. If mandated nationwide E-Verify would have been a inimitable prevention of businesses hiring people who have entered this sovereign nation illegally. Pelosi voted against the Secure Fence Act of 2006 in building a fence along the American-Mexican border, against requiring ID cards for illegal aliens, against electronic data storage of illegal aliens, and for driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. There are a few signs in the midterm elections, that not all candidates are supporting illegal immigrants. Tancredo is a strong contender to implement E-Verify permanently in Colorado so every foreign alien his risking being caught if identified at a job site. A Mandatory operation at every employment agency, would go a long way verifying all service type people, such as maids, homecare and other jobs. With 9.5 percentage of Americans looking for work, the use of E-Verify would disrupt many illegal workers, making room for hundreds of thousands of jobs in many industries. Meg Whitman would never had questions asked about the employment of an illegal maid, if the employment agency had investigated the women through the E-Verify program.

Posted by: infinity555 | October 8, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

We learned two things: 1) There is truth in satire. 2) Again, if you disagree with a liberal you're a racist. Period. End of thinking.

Posted by: mrflibble | October 9, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse


How carefully the author uses 'anti-immigrant' rather the correct 'anti-illegal-immigrant.Straight out of the La Raza style manual.Those who champion amnesty,a question;how many ille...oops...undocumented people are you supporting finacially? Living in your house,being fed,medical bills paid for by you? (crickets chirping...)

Posted by: VirchowsHarlot | October 9, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

How carefully the author uses 'anti-immigrant' rather the correct 'anti-illegal-immigrant.Straight out of the La Raza style manual.Those who champion amnesty,a question;how many ille...oops...undocumented people are you supporting financially? Living in your house,being fed,medical bills paid for by you? (crickets chirping...)

Posted by: VirchowsHarlot | October 9, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

In the last 23 years, since the 1986, Reagan, one-time amnesty
http://n.pr/9IMtLO
over 27 million illegals have been apprehended,
as they crossed the border into our United States.

if you have watched Border Wars, this incessant chasing of illegals,
thougrh all types of hostile terrrain, with its ever present dangers,
to life, and limb, might best be termed insanity.
Insanity, as you know, can be defined, as doing the same thing,
over, and over, again, producing the same undesirable results.

Especially since mandating, and enforcing, E-Verify, along with
enforcing our existing laws against illegals being in our country,
would soon, with rare exception, eliminate the invasion.

NOW COMES THE BAD NEWS:
far less than half of illegals are apprehended at the border.

Before the recent addition (over the last two years) of:
10,000 Border Patrol agents,
313.9 miles of Pedestrian Fence,
34 miles of the legislated double-layered fence,
and 298.5 miles of Vehicle Barriers,
it was estimated, by the border patrol agents,
that less than 1, out of 7, illegals, were apprehended at the border.
Some agents even said less than 1, out of 10, were apprehended.

Now, they say they catch about 1, out of 3

The reported 11.2 million illegals in our United States
is a lie being told, over, and over, again, to all Americans

30 million illegals, in our United States, is much more likely

6 million illegals are Visa overstays

8 million illegals, are working at known employers

twice that many are working under the table for cash.

IT'S ONE HELL OF A WAY TO RUN A GREAT COUNTRY
INTO THE GROUND

30 million illegals are undermining our economy
http://bit.ly/cOm3d4
http://bit.ly/a7WcAk

Posted by: Warof2010 | October 9, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

UNITED STATES BORDER APPREHENSIONS
(Source DHS/CBP)
1987--1,190,488------1995--1,394,554------2003----931,557
1988--1,008,145------1996--1,649,986------2004--1,160,395
1989----954,243------1997--1,412,953------2005--1,189,075
1990--1,169,939------1998--1,555,776------2006--1,089,902
1991--1,197,875------1999--1,579,010------2007----876,704
1992--1,258,482------2000--1,676,438------2008----723,825
1993--1,327,259------2001--1,266,213------2009----556,041
1994--1,094,717------2002----955,310------2010----454,000 est. 10/01/10

Posted by: Warof2010 | October 9, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse


HELP OUR BORDER PATROL STOP THE INVASION!!!

San Diego Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 66 miles
-----------OCT---NOV---DEC---JAN----FEB----MAR---APR---MAY----JUN----JUL---AUG---SEP
FY2010--5022--4740--4636--6414---6984---9059--7116--5859---5092--5112--4529--
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FY2006-10145--7730--6531-13959-17160-18361-14736-13888-10597--8683-10009-10305

El Centro Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 71 miles
------------OCT---NOV---DEC---JAN---FEB---MAR---APR---MAY---JUN---JUL---AUG---SEP
FY2010--2590--2412--2195--2689--2836--4409--3419--3125--2440--2333--2072
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FY2007--4379--3667--3037--4983--5187--7198--6983--5747--3842--3835--3789--3236
FY2006--5072--3831--2998--5797--6399--9048--6847--6187--4112--3240--3705--4229

Yuma Sector began Operation Streamline on December 4, 2006 (FY2007)
Yuma Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 118 miles
----------OCT---NOV----DEC---JAN----FEB---MAR---APR---MAY---JUN----JUL----AUG----SEP
FY2010---584---651----712---586----820--1059---732----609---447---400---263
FY2009---339---406----361---614----732----952---793----658---657---545---434---475
FY2008--1094---955---956--1062---1089---751----523----447---381----366-----345----397
FY2007--3478--3240--2601--5357--4474--5571--4108---3162--2151---1660--1305---885
FY2006--9428--8913--6884-13743-17117-21231-13034-11087--6029--5446--3123--2514

Tucson Sector began Operation Streamline in Jan. 2008
Tucson Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 262 miles
-----------OCT---NOV----DEC---JAN----FEB----MAR---APR---MAY----JUN----JUL---AUG----SEP
FY2010-23211-16999-10922-16096-21223-31203-28584-22604-13444-10302--9304
FY2009-18814-12845--9862-18649-20943-31433-28072-24084-20822-20144-20805-15178
FY2008-21725-18232-11722-26348-34297-45222-45436-32851-24290-21074-18404-18044
FY2007-25135-21323-16136-29459-34148-52692-49044-41789-34103-30373-24388-19649
FY2006-27316-24270-16447-33229-43153-63583-51588-40190-25049-21187-23256-22806

El Paso Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 268 miles
----------OCT---NOV---DEC---JAN---FEB---MAR---APR---MAY---JUN----JUL----AUG----SEP
FY2010--1007---893---723--1124--1139--1530--1361--1003--1005---727---732
FY2009--1469--1154---865--1344--1435--1508--1344--1238--1208--1160--1180--1093
FY2008--3605--2648--2014--3470--3945--3129--2808--2034--1811--1634--1617--1598
FY2007--6183--5098--4189--6570--7482-10537--8957--6741--5632--5109--4969--3997
FY2006-11027--8191--5668-11941-14457-18668-15238-12239--7664--6970--5027--5166

Posted by: Warof2010 | October 9, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Marfa Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 510 miles
------------OCT--NOV---DEC--JAN---FEB---MAR--APR---MAY--JUN---JUL---AUG--SEP
FY2010---530---421---373---434---489---665---574---495---415---279---300
FY2009---539---459---472---533---689---590---458---511---570---486---576---481
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FY2007---368---442---383---556---532---677---602---407---362---439---403---365
FY2006---655---590---563---739---908---910---746---711---478---392---403---425

The Del Rio Sector began Operation Streamline on December 5, 2005 (FY2006)
Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals---Length 210 miles
-----------OCT---NOV---DEC---JAN---FEB---MAR---APR---MAY---JUN---JUL---AUG---SEP
FY2010--1118---897---697--1232--1246--1875--1791--1719--1326---766--1095
FY2009--1321--1064---872--1604--1908--2231--1620--1425--1304--1382--1321--1025
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FY2007--1618--1701--1051--2044--2421--3314--2699--1858--1579--1862--1440--1333
FY2006--4840--4016--2910--4839--5854--5636--4555--2633--2106--1947--1683--1617

The Laredo Sector began Operation Streamline on October 30, 2007 (FY2008)
Laredo Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegalss---Length 171 miles
-----------OCT---NOV---DEC---JAN----FEB---MAR---APR---MAY---JUN---JUL---AUG---SEP
FY2010--2616--2127--1802--2524--3150--4437--4529--3812--3476--1854--2819
FY2009--2709--2465--1931--3970--3718--4538--4166--3722--3283--3513--3670--2881
FY2008--3825--2658--1969--3907--5001--5335--4904--3734--3430--3085--3310--2498
FY2007--4286--3810--2890--4678--5855--7673--6428--4928--4595--4338--3858--3375
FY2006--5014--4323--3544--7415--9554-10179--8530--6866--4815--4667--5525--4408

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector Monthly Apprehensions Of Illegals--- 316 miles
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FY2010---4235--3690--2989--3651---4845--7145---7137--7483--5593--3830--5328
FY2009---5090--4259--3341--4576---5206--5479---6107--5294--5093--5514--6027--5008
FY2008---5989--4696--3974--5217---6879--8545---9419--7961--6316--5561--6107--4819
FY2007---5772--4549--3649--5798---6172--8431---7645--7736--5791--6225--6331--5331
FY2006-10060---9111--7128--9533-10444-13080-11264-11649--7516--7109--7020--6614

Posted by: Warof2010 | October 9, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

8,000,000 Illegal Immigrant Workers

All while there are over 27,000,000 unemployed American workers

8,000,000 - the number of illegals, using invalid SS numbers,
illegally working at known places of employment.

8,000,000 illegals earning $10 an hour, $20,800 a year,
that's 8,000,000 X $20,800 equals $166,400,000,000; that's $166.4 billion
that American workers aren't taking home for their wives, and children.

Remember all of those jobs that used to be available for teenagers.

Let's estimate that 1/2 of those unemployed American workers,
are drawing unemployment, at a very modest $300 a week,
$15,600 a year times 7 million American workers; another $109.2 billion dollars
out of taxpayer pockets. (Most of the state unemployment funds are broke).

So those 8 million illegally employed illegals are costing us $275.6 billion;...
but there's more, they send $65 billion dollars home every year,
so that money isn't even spent in our United States to support businesses.

That's $340.6 billion dollars that 8,000,000 illegals are costing us
and that doesn't include the cost of their Welfare, Food Stamps,
Section-8, Healthcare, Education, or EITC.

one would think that DHS would be all over these employers of illegals,
but Napolitano and Obama prevent that from happening.

Posted by: Warof2010 | October 9, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

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