This is the blogburst that Kit at Euphoric Reality started in partnership with Mustang at Stacking Swivel and Social Sense.I am all for protecting our borders, because --we shouldn't be sharing all this opportunity with people who are illegals--in spite of Vicente Fox's goal of giving social security benefits to Mexican Citizens who then turn around and return to Mexico. Don't we have enough American dollars flooding into Mexico with the number of manufacturing facilities who've packed up and moved down to such depressed areas as Matamoros, not far from Harlingen, Texas?
According to a Pew Hispanic Center and Inter-American Development Bank report, Mexicans in the United States will send $13 billion this year to relatives in Mexico.
Mexican consulates in the United States started issuing an identification card, called matricula consular, to Mexicans illegally living in our country. This card, BY DEFINITION, should prove that the holder is in the United States illegally, but it began to be accepted by our police, our banks and even driver's license offices in some states as though it were a valid I.D.! What kind of madness is this?The ally-ally-in-free immigration policy of George Bush and Vicente Fox, beloved of corporate America, has created a hell on our southern border.
Those Southwestern states are being inundated by illegal aliens trashing ranches, killing cattle, committing crimes and eating up tax dollars. The traffic in narcotics and human beings from Mexico is a national scandal and a human rights disgrace.
What is true of New Mexico and Arizona is true of our nation, which is now home to an estimated 10 million to 15 million aliens who have broken our laws and broken into our country. It is a mark of the cowardice of our leaders that they are so terrified of being called "bigots" they tolerate this criminality. The moral rot of political correctness runs deep today in both national parties.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson declared a state of emergency "due to a chaotic situation involving illegal alien smuggling and illegal drug shipments" on his southern border on August 12. Only three days later, Gov. Janet Napolitano followed suit in Arizona. Is anyone even paying attention?
With the focus on the howling leftists who are blaming Bush for what's happening with Katrina, why aren't they focusing on Bush where it could make a difference and where I clearly see a presidential failing--protecting our borders?
Can anyone fairly say the President is helping our border patrol to enforce our immigration laws? Those laws are clear. People who break in are to be sent back. Yet the astonishing reality is-more than 10 million have broken in with impunity, and another million attempt to break in every year. Half a million succeed. Border security is homeland security. How, then, can the Department of Homeland Security say America is secure?
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