By James H. Reza
Forwarded by Don/Beth Waterworth

I can almost assure you that everyone who is a true American was sickened when you saw multitudes of protesters carrying Mexican flags protesting the new Immigration Reform Bill in the Senate.

This display of Mexican flags should give you a heads up on where these protesters allegiance lies their hearts are in Mexico and their bellies are in the United States.

As an American of Mexican Heritage I want to set the record straight, American Hispanics are not all thrilled with illegal immigration. I, for more than 20 years, tried desperately to bring this national debacle to the attention of the American people.

I had the privilege of writing for several newspapers, appeared on national and local TV and radio programs, and was asked by many political groups to address this serious problem affecting my former community (North Fort Worth), city, state, and our country.

Many will question how I can speak on this subject with some authority.

My simple answer is: I lived with the problem! Trust me, it was no picnic. Never in my life (I'm 68) had I witnessed such lawlessness, deterioration of my community, and black market criminal underground activities attributed to the influx of illegal immigrants.

To add injury to insult, politicians soon caved in to the many demands of illegal immigrants. Notably: bilingual education, bilingual ballots, welfare aid, free medical care, etc. Through all this national disgrace allowed by our politicians, have you all noticed that no one ever blames the useless, corrupt, and disgraceful government of Mexico? In contrast, they lambaste and criticize our country. How does that grab you?

When I addressed the dangers of our porous border between Mexico and the United States, and the lax security of our nation, no one paid attention. As I observed the situation, the problem was perceived to be between American Hispanic communities and illegal immigrants. White Americans, it seemed, assumed that the problem was not theirs to deal with. In other words they were, asleep at the wheel. However, 9-11 soon woke them up.

Lets be honest with each other here; white Americans vote in far larger numbers than Hispanics. And most politicians (Democrat and Republican) in our city, state, and federal governments are white. Thus, who is more suited to fix this national disaster? I'm sure most of you know what the answer is.

In summation, I'm pleading with white American voters to join me in sending our politicians (Democrats and Republicans) a strong message that we will not tolerate illegal immigrants telling us how to make government policy that will make it easier for them to break our laws.

Hope you will join me in this endeavor in our upcoming elections.

James H. Reza
4204 Grand Lake
Lake Worth, Texas 76135

After I ran his article, I received this reply from the author:

“I am very grateful for you for posting my article in your website. I've written many articles that have spurred many to write me pro and con letters or called me to vent their praise or anger.

“Having said that, never in my many years of writing have I gotten the response I got from this article.

“Jug, I have gotten calls, letters and e-mails from all over the United States. One of the most beautiful letters was from a World War II vet. He told me that when he read my article he started to cry because he thought that Love of Country was a thing of the past. However, the article revived his belief that there are still Americans who care about this great land of ours.

“In my family we have two Purple Hearts, and my dad (now deceased) had several battle citations when he served in the Navy in the South Pacific. I have just finished posting another article on National Society for Hispanic Professionals ( where Asleep at the Wheel originated.

“Hope you will find my next article as interesting. It deals with us The
American voters will be keeping a sharp eye on those who sell our Country cheap to illegals who have broken our laws. The name of my next article is, Be Weak on Immigration? Beware!

“Though I am a strong Conservative, I am extremely disappointed by our Republican Senators who are spineless and also at President Bush, whom I supported here in Texas for Governor, and twice to lead our nation.

“Again, thank you so much, God Bless our Country during these troubling times.”