Saturday, August 14, 2010


President Obama signed a hefty border security bill last week. Allocating $600 million to invest along the southern border with Mexico. Ironically, our own Senator Chuck Schumer supplied the lone voice vote of YES in the US Senate which allowed the bill to reach the president.

According to news reports from the AP: the new law will pay for the hiring of 1,000 more Border Patrol agents to be deployed at critical areas, as well as more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It provides for new communications equipment and greater use of unmanned surveillance drones. The Justice Department gets more money to help catch drug dealers and human traffickers.

According to the Huffington Post: Napolitano said later: "This bill is clearly another step forward on border security, on top of the significant progress that the administration has already made. It is one of the many tools in the toolbox we have constructed along the border."

Of course you know that wasn't good enough for the open borders advocates who see any adherence to federal immigration laws as an obstruction to living the American dream. Well, for non-Americans anyway.

There were other references to "anti-immigrant" in some of the rants from the amnesty folks. I never see them use the term "anti-illegal immigrant" when they try to make their case. I guess denouncing anti-illegal anything kinda sounds silly even when it comes to smuggling drugs, guns and humans into the country in the dark of night or through tunnels.

The cry for "comprehensive immigration reform" usually has two versions depending one who you talk to. One side is asking for a path to citizenship for those who have broken federal law by paying a fine and pass a health and criminal background check, and those who feel people should follow the same rigorous path that everyone else is taking by going home and applying for entry from scratch.
Either way, this low-key event on a Friday evening has anyone concerned with border security feeling like someone is listening. Thank you Mr President!


Anonymous said...

View video of illegals coming across the Arizona border

Anonymous said...

Bunch of bullcrap, Mr. President. Can't wait until your second term, when you might actually try to be yourself and start helping people who need help and stop villifying people as per Bush, playing both sides of the fence. Some folks call this a "Midwesterner";I call it "Phony."
Lou Dobbs of the corporate world of CNN was responsible for whipping people into a frenzy over this, and this is the end result of Ted CNN Turner's corporate effort to try to ensure that each and every True American comes off (ie, looks and sounds)as a Jackass Southern weasel from the 1800's reading Mark Twain that Mr. Ted Turner does.
The Lies and the Lying Liars That Tell Them is more like it, which a Midwesterner named Sen. Al Franken might call it.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks the president was embarrassed by Arizona trying to do the job the feds were not doing so now he has to shit or get off the pot. Go Arizona!! Or perhaps Obama viewed the video that has been posted via You Tube regarding the danger to Border Patrols. A real eye opener.