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February 15, 2007

Dissolve Border Patrol, Put Money Toward Illegal Costs

Yet another shooting at the border by a Border Patrol agent has occurred on the Mexican border, and it's currently being "investigated." There was also a death in Arizona last month, and we have Border Patrol agents in prison for shooting a drug smuggler as he fled.

My question to the American public is: why do we have a Border Patrol at all? The Bush administration is not serious about keeping our borders secure. The proposal of $7.8 billion in this year's budget for the Border Patrol and Customs (almost a 10% increase from last year) is simply window dressing. Infected with the PC bug regarding our country's supposed discrimination against immigrants, especially those from Mexico and other countries to our south, our president, along with many in Congress, is turning a blind eye to our borders. Promising some kind of amnesty (while refusing to actually call it that) in order to possibly secure votes is a travesty. But it seems that's politics today.

My suggestion: Disband the Border Patrol, then apply that $7.8 billion toward what illegal immigrants cost our country every year. Back in 2004, a report claimed that illegals cost the U.S. over $10 billion a year. While the $7.8 billion wouldn't cover that, at least it would go a long way in offsetting it. And for once, it would be honesty in government and politics. If we're not going to be serious about controlling our borders and letting those who are supposed to guard it do their jobs, why bother?

If we're going to have an open-door policy, at least be honest about it!

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Posted by Pam Meister at 11:33 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0) | Homeland Security

It's amazing to me that Bush can be so nonchalant about border security when he seems so hell-bent on protecting America from terrorists. And even more, I despise the fact that he's not standing behind our Border Patrol agents for doing their jobs. Neither of those men should be in jail. They should receive Presidential pardons at the very least, and preferrably also be given medals for valorous service.

(But if they're gonna disband the Border Patrol, I'd like to earmark the first 1 billion to go toward the Reverse_Vampyr Debt Relief Fund.)

Posted by: Reverse_Vampyr at February 15, 2007 04:29 PM

President Bush is not closing the borders. If he cared, they would have been closed already. I think it's much more sinister than turning a blind eye. As an Internationalist, he is against the concept of borders. And we know our government would rather create another agency to deal with the costs of illegal aliens.

Posted by: Joe at February 15, 2007 07:01 PM

In some ways this problem can be solved. But it won't be. Mainly because of what James Lewis wrote some time ago at American Thinker; secularism/liberalism has so weakened American culture than we are unable to unite against this threat. The current political confusion confirms this, where arrogant Democrats push for outright defeat on other foreign fronts claiming 'voters want defeat.'
And do the voters deny that?

I suspect too many Americans in one fashion or another benefit from illegal immigrants. The concern voiced by too few disturbs not the many whose economic future is tied into the present system.
(For instance, homebuilders in our area rely extensively on illegal labor. The housing market will certainly worsen without them.)

Americans in many ways are fat, shallow, selfish at this time of our history, unwilling to see the party end. No tough issues, please, we're having fun!

Posted by: jng at February 15, 2007 10:58 PM

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