Glendora, Ca 91741
July 31, 2005

Councilman Bernard Parks
City Hall Office
200 N. Spring Street, Rm 460
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Councilman Parks: Re L.A.Times 7-30-05 "Anger Boils at Illegal Immigrants"

After reading the above article, it's clear that your views on illegal immigration are repudiated by our laws, by the facts, and by the American people.

A summary of "Title 8, Section 1325, of the United States Immigration Code" reveals that a person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he/she: • Assists an alien whom he/she should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him to obtain employment, or-, • Encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring him to an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or-, • Knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Why not have L.A.'s City Attorney verify the above?

In spite of your years of high-echelon police experience, you made the following astonishing statement last Thursday evening, "Whether you want to hear it or not, no one is going to build a fence around the state of California and clear out everyone you think is here illegally."

Au contraire Mr. Parks. A "fence" is very close to what most Americans seek. The overwhelming majority of Americans support sealing our borders to illegal entry, prosecuting anyone hiring illegals, and deporting anyone who has entered our country unlawfully. It's called supporting/enforcing the law. You know lots about that concept through decades of law enforcement.

Opposing the "fence" concept are people like yourself, - public officials who've not bothered to bone-up on the facts, and the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa. Do you honestly believe that you and the Mayor will make much of a difference when the Lady Genie gets out-of-her-bottle? Last Thursday evening should provide you with a glimpse into the future of "No illegal alien left behind". Sooner than you think, you & the Mayor will be shoveling sand against the tide.

While at UCLA in the mid-70s, Mayor Villaraigosa was president of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), a Chicano organization that advocated the return, by force if necessary, of Texas, California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming to Mexico. Four years ago, KNX reporter Frank Mottek asked mayoral candidate Villaraigosa, "It has been reported Mr. Villaraigosa that when you were at UCLA you were active in a Latino rights group which among other things says in its constitution that it is in favor of forming a separate republic in the Southwest United States. Do you hold the beliefs of that organization as your own, and do you still support the group, and what do you tell kids that see this kind of stuff on the Internet. Mr. Villaraigosa's answer reminded me of Simon & Garfunkel's, "Slip slidin' away". He just slithered away, enveloped within a hue of smoke & mumbles.

During last February's KABC mayoral debate, host Doug McIntyre asked the following question, "Knowing that Los Angeles is a target city for terror groups, why should the city of Los Angeles make a document (Matricula Consular) that is only needed by illegal immigrants available so people can move freely about the city?" Candidate Antonio Villaraigosa responded, "These people come for a job. They come for a better life. When you invest in those other countries, they stay there. It's not rocket science". Rocket science is well outside the Mayor's grasp.

To illuminate the shameful & devious nature of Mr. Villaraigosa's reply, I suggest you telephone Terry Anderson, who'll spell-out, chapter & verse, the devastating impact illegals have upon employment opportunities for minority kids in South Los Angeles. Better yet, why not set-up a three-way meeting and watch how the Mayor's smoke fares against Terry's facts?

About a month ago, the Mayor said, "Los Angeles is an immigration hub, and the city of America's hopes and dreams. Make no mistake, it's irrefutable. This is the new Ellis Island."

Unbelievable! The inscription at the base of the Statute of liberty concludes, "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" It says nothing about welcoming people who bypass our entry doors by climbing walls, swimming rivers, and sneaking under border fences. It also says nothing about inviting every human being on this planet to move to the United States.

What a combo. The Mayor of Los Angeles, unwilling to confirm whether he believes that California still belongs to Mexico, and a Los Angeles City Councilman, defending the status-quo of our federal government ignoring its own immigration laws, thus perpetuating the ravages & devastation caused by 2.9 million illegal aliens upon innocent American citizens. The attached spreadsheet comes pretty close to nailing the financial havoc wrought by the jaundiced ideologies of the Mayor, and the head-in-the-sand somnolence of a City Councilman. Could the city of Los Angeles use some of the $8.7 billion annually extracted from innocent Californians to subsidize millions of illegals?

Victor Hugo nailed it when he said, "There is one thing stronger than all the kings and queens, and all the armies of the world combined, and that is the power of an idea whose time has come". And that idea is that in the final analysis, no democratic society can indefinitely allow a relentless flood of illegal immigrants to contravene its laws, violate its borders, overwhelm its infrastructures and social systems, diminish employment possibilities for its indigenous uneducated and poor, and degrade its way of life, as is happening here in California. Tick tick tick tick.


Michael Scott.