ILLEGAL ALIENS " BURGLARS ARE NOT UNINVITED HOUSE GUESTS. CAR-JACKETS NOT ARE UNDER-RATED DRIVERS. BANK ROBBERS ARE NOT MAKING UNAUTHORIZED WITHDRAWALS. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS." Q: What is the problem and why? The correct term for the 8-11 million persons illegally in the U. S.

is 'illegal aliens' or perhaps 'illegal migrants.' They are not 'undocumented' nor are they 'immigrants'. The millions of Mexican and other illegal aliens in the United States endanger national security by creating a demand for false identity documents and smuggling networks that could I believe also assist terrorists. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U. S. Code, 'Improper Entry by Alien,' any citizen of any country other than the United States who: Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.

Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense. Illegal aliens drain funds from a lot of different social services. I think it is unfair that I have to pay so someone who is as stated above is breaking the law can live comfortably. Q: Who are they and where do they come form? They come from many countries but Mexico is the biggest contributor.

Over 95% (nearly 1 million) of deportable illegal aliens caught entering the US without inspection in 2002 was from Mexico. 32 from Oceania (Island countries) 478 from Africa 930 from Europe 1, 466 from Canada 3, 019 from Asia 5, 100 from Caribbean 5, 425 from South America 28, 832 from Central America 986, 294 from Mexico: Why are they coming here? Illegal aliens are coming to America for many reasons... of which include being able to use certain Social Services, better paying jobs, and basically everything that is a plus about being an American. Q: Why do people object? Honestly I think this list is all encompassing... Overcrowded and under-funded schools, diseases, increased health care costs, degraded health care service, higher auto insurance premiums, poverty, lawlessness, social conflict, over-population, unemployment, lowered wages, vote fraud, increased crime, illegal drugs, environmental degradation, depletion of natural resources, loss of common language and culture, increased traffic congestion, and higher taxes. Q: What has been done to solve the problem? Under a realistic deportation program, Congress would allocate the necessary workforce funding for INS inspectors to target key trades and work sites.

A working model appeared in April 1999, when the INS embarked on Operation Vanguard, targeting illegal workers in the Midwest's meatpacking industry through audits of employee personnel records. Q: What do you think should be done to solve the problem? There is a quaint fact that tends to be forgotten in discussions of immigration policy: the law is the law. The law says that some persons have a legal right to be in the United States and some do not. This law is not arbitrary: it was made by a legitimate, democratically elected government expressing the will of the American people.

Therefore, it is high time to get serious about enforcing it by deporting all of our illegal aliens. Fortunately, this is not as hard as it looks, as we already deport some of them and merely need to apply the same programs to a greater number of people. Politically, it may be hard; logistically, it's no big deal. The raw numbers are staggering.

The U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) estimates there are currently more than eight million illegal aliens living within our borders, with more than a million more expected to be here by the end of 2003. It's not like the public is unaware of the problem.

Successive polling in recent years has consistently shown a clear - and thus far unanswered - mandate from the American electorate for its elected officials to faithfully enforce the laws they are sworn to uphold by removing the swelling illegal population. But key constituencies inside the governing class - principally the cheap labor lobby on the Republican side and the ethnic lobbies on the Democratic side - have successfully frustrated American democracy and the rule of law on this point.