Dave Gibson, Norfolk Examiner (Virginia), October 21, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that only 894 miles of this country’s 8,607 miles of America’s land borders, are actually being protected. The announcement came in the agency’s 2009 Performance Report.
While that admission is maddening, given the federal government’s recent history on border issues, it should come as a surprise to no one.
We have seen the Obama administration water-down the highly effective 287g program, covertly offer government funded healthcare to illegal aliens, and promise amnesty to illegal aliens.
The Mexican government is amongst the most corrupt on the planet. Based on reports from U.S. Border Patrol Agents, we know that Mexican troops and police officers often assist drug smugglers as well as the so-called ‘coyotes’ to cross into this country illegally.
In 2006, it was learned that the Mexican government was printing and distributing to its citizenry, how-to manuals which contained tips on entering the U.S. illegally. Despite the evidence that the Mexican government is in large measure to blame for millions of invaders entering this country, both Bush and Obama want us to believe that Mexico is a close ally!
The Mexican government has never made any effort to police our shared border, nor do they have any intention to ever do so. The Mexican nationals living illegally in this country send most of their wages back to Mexico in the form of wire transfers. In fact, remittances to Mexico are a $20 billion a year industry. It has become a tremendous part of Mexico’s economy and is second only to their oil exports.
Mexico sends their poor, their drugs, and their criminals to the United States. The Mexican ruling class rids itself of millions of undesirables annually and in exchange, billions of U.S. dollars pour into their economy. In turn, our cities become full of poverty and crime; our schools become overcrowded with Spanish-only speaking children; and our hospitals are forced into bankruptcy due to unpaid medical bills, left by illegal aliens. Any U.S./Mexican alliance is truly a one-sided relationship.
U.S. troops are currently patrolling the borders of South Korea, Bosnia, Croatia, Iraq, and Pakistan. For some reason, our troops are still defending Germany! However, the Obama administration refuses to our troops to protect our own border. Apparently, the lives of the aforementioned nations are more precious to our president than are those of American citizens.
In 2005, the Government Accountability Office announced the results of a study which examined the criminal history of 55,322 illegal aliens who were incarcerated in federal, state, and local institutions during the year 2003. The results of that study follow:
The 55,322 illegal aliens in the study accounted for a total of 459,614 arrests (or eight arrests per illegal alien).
Their arrests represented a total of nearly 700,000 criminal offenses (or 13 offenses per illegal alien).
36 percent of those studied had been arrested at least five times previously.