FW: OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER DICK
From: ljames [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:35 PM
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Subject: FW: OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER DICK
OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER DICK
DO NOT GIVE AMNESTY WITHOUT GURANTEES FOR OUR SURVIVAL AS ST.MARTIN PEOPLE
According to recent information in the local media, it is reported that you will be visiting the island of St. Maarten from January 21 -25.
It is understood that during this time, you will be meeting with the Executive Council to discuss among others, a proposal setting criteria which will allow for un-documented persons to be legalized.
While there is a particular Commissioner in the Executive Council whose loyalty, for ‘speculated’ reasons seem to lie with immigrants rather than with St.Martiners, we are certain that you are very well aware of the extremely emotional sentiments the mere utterance of any form of amnesty of illegal immigrants evokes among the already frustrated native St. Martiners on the island.
It is like lighting a match in the vapor of gasoline.
We can assure you Mr. Dick, that the ‘ emotional and physical carrying-capacity’ of St. Martin people to even deal with the existing large numbers of non-Antilleans is stretched right up to the ‘breaking-point’.
We are extremely concerned that, for political or any other opportunistic reason, some form of ‘disguised’ amnesty of illegal immigrants is due to take place WITHOUT guarantees for the native St. Martin people to be number one in their own country or to even survive as a people.
The SNBF has formulated a MARSHALL PLAN concept, in which among others, a solution is offered to ‘neutralize’ the socio-economic and political impact of the large numbers of immigrants by among others, granting native St. Martiners and Antilleans a special and privileged ‘status’ in their own country.
In other words, in this system, regardless the numbers of immigrants, the native people will always be in control of their own country, which should be the highest responsibility for any self-respecting country anyhow.
This concept will contribute towards the elimination of the socio-economical in-balance between natives and ‘expats’, which in turn can go a long way eliminating the ‘ticking social time-bomb’ the island has become in reality.
We are prepared to share this concept with you, which will offer you a broader ‘arsenal of creative options’ to solve the explosive consequences of un-controlled immigration.
It is therefore hoped that you will do the sensible thing for now.
That is NOT to rush into any ‘regulation’ of the residency of any illegal person, pending such a system can be studied, worked out and implemented which will prevent St. Martiners from becoming the victims of genocide by substitution.
The MARSHALL PLAN offers that ‘balance’.
It should be very clear that, adding even more foreigners into the already very un-balanced socio-economic and political ‘equation’ WITHOUT first protecting the people of the land, surmounts to a blatant betrayal of St. Martin people.
In addition the responsibility for the consequences of such an atrocity will those who could have made the difference and they will eventually be held accountable.
Needless to emphasize that we of the SNBF/L’Esprit de Concordia, will not be able, nor willing to accept and co-operate with such ‘onslaught’ on our own people.
For this reason, we are planning an extensive information campaign on the MARSHALL PLAN, not only on the island, but if necessary in the region, in the Netherlands and at the UN and at other fora as well.
Hoping to have discharged ourselves of our civic duties by offering you a proposal that has the potential to prevent social calamities, we look forward to your response.
On behalf of the Board of the SNBF/ Association L’Esprit de Concordia,
Drs. Leopold JAMES