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Border security continues to be shoved to the back of the line even as we receive increasing reports of incursions by the Mexican armed forces as they try to fight the drug lords. One
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We have recent reports that scores of Somalis have likely come across the border and we have no idea of where they may be in the
Border security just isn’t important to our federal officials; if it were, they would be doing something about it. They appear to be content with the porous nature of our borders and they don’t seem to have any problem with the illegals that continue to cross undetected. Sen. Joe Lieberman has begun to push for some action and actually indicates that he favors a real fence to extend across the entire border as opposed to the ‘virtual fence’ that doesn’t seem to work very well.
Immigration ‘reform’ continues to lag in Congress even though we hear that it is “next in line”. It seems to have been “next in line” for months now. There is much concern on both sides of the illegal immigration issue. One side believes that we should simply ignore the “problem” since we get cheap labor to perform jobs no American wants. The other side believes that illegals are taking jobs away from Americans and are stealthily embedding themselves in our society at a significant cost to us.
That can be debated for a long time to come. The interesting part of this to me is that we continue to ignore what seems a very real threat to our security by ignoring the border security as we have done historically. The people who live in the vicinity of the border know what is happening and yet we take no real action aimed at securing our borders.
Why is this? Is it because Congress is simply too afraid to tackle this divisive issue? They weren’t afraid to turn health care on its head. Is it because one party sees an advantage in future voter rolls? Could be. Is there some big campaign money flowing to our officials from companies using the illegals at low hourly wages with no benefits? Could be. Is there some behind-the-scenes deal with
Why aren’t we defending our border with