The Border Patrol caught 1,874 people in a 150 square miles of border. In the Sonora Desert from October 1, 2012 – January 17, 2013 the system also identified an additional 1,962 who evaded arrest. The Border Control calls them “gotaways”.RTWT. Once you secure the damn border, and I mean actually secure it, using whatever means necessary to keep invaders out of our country, THEN we can talk about what to do regarding those who are already here. If they've committed no crimes--other than crossing illegally--and wish to become Americans in full, I've got no problem with us hammering out a compromise which tempers the rule of law with compassion and mercy.
Millions of illegal aliens will receive amnesty once DHS submits a plan to Congress dictating how secure the border is. They only have to submit a plan. They don’t have to follow the plan. This is 1986 all over again. They promised in 1986 that the border would be secure. Nothing happened, and that is why we are offering amnesty again.
Sheriff Paul Babeu writes:
“As you have seen all over the news, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees in Arizona, California, Georgia and Texas were ordered by their administration to release 2,228 criminal illegals from custody. These criminal illegals are now living in neighborhoods throughout the United States. President Obama and Secretary Janet Napolitano denied any prior knowledge of their release but both have said all of those released were “low risk” and “non-violent detainees”. Does a criminal illegal detainee who is accused of committing a murder or those who have been charged and/or convicted with molesting young children, drug smuggling, cartel members, narcotics traffickers, those who commit forgery, weapons offenses, aggravated robbery, aggravated DUI or aggravated assault against peace officers sound like somebody who is “low risk” and “non-violent” to you. The answer is NO!!! This was yet another lie and cover up committed by the White House and Secretary Napolitano.”
But the first priority, before anything else, must be a secure border. We were promised that last time, and got nothing. We have seen that we cannot trust our opponents to keep to their word. Anyone who votes for amnesty without border securement being an iron-clad, you-first, guaranteed condition, is a traitor to the United States of America, and deserves to be treated as such.
I leave you with the wise words of Teddy Roosevelt:
We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.
But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.