President Bush does not support amnesty because individuals who violate America's laws should not be rewarded for illegal behavior and because amnesty perpetuates illegal immigration. Fair and Meaningful Citizenship Process: Some temporary workers will want to remain in America and pursue citizenship. They should not receive an unfair advantage over those who have followed the law, and will need to be placed in line for citizenship behind those who are already in line. Those who choose the path of citizenship will have an obligation to learn the facts and ideals that have shaped America's history.I think you need to read the Fact Sheet. More:
Border Patrol has increased from a strength of 9,788 on September 11, 2001 to 10,835 on December 1, 2003. Between ports of entry on the northern border, the size of the Border Patrol has tripled to more than 1,000 agents. In addition, the Border Patrol is continuing installation of monitoring devices along the borders to detect illegal activity.
The Bush Administration's Operation Tarmac was launched to investigate businesses and workers in the secure areas of domestic airports and ensure immigration law compliance. Since 9/11, DHS has audited 3,640 businesses, examined 259,037 employee records, arrested 1,030 unauthorized workers, and participated in the criminal indictment of 774 individuals.
President Bush announced the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), an internet-based system that is improving America's ability to track and monitor foreign students and exchange visitors. Over 870,000 students are registered in SEVIS. Of 285 completed field investigations, 71 aliens were arrested.
This week, the US-VISIT program began to digitally collect biometric identifiers to record the entry and exit of aliens who travel into the U.S on a visa. Together with the standard information, this new program will confirm compliance with visa and immigration policies.
President Bush does not support fining employers of illegal aliens, nor will he support local law enfrocement rounding up illegals in their community. The Border Patrol isn't staffed to transport or detain illegal aliens outside of a couple of border stations.
I am not impressed that the Border Patrol is still short about 5000 personel. Nor am I impressed that overtime is forbidden. On and on and on.
If the President wants to impress me all he has to do is budget for and demand full enforcement of the immigration laws, which would include removing the existing ones from our soil to allow properly papered ones to enter our country.
These are the people I will welcome as neighbors and friends. These are the people who are joining our military services in defense of America. Temporary workers don't give a damn about America and I don't want anyone here who has that sorry assed attitude.
Rememember the words "border sovernignty". They mean that a country has control over and of their borders. The numbers of illegals that the Border Patrol are capturing every night are impressive.
However, by their own admission, they can only capture and process 20% of the illegal aliens who cross our borders every night. Capture and process 100 means 400 escaped detection and or detention.
Those are the people moving into our communities. Most "Hit and Runs" are committed by illegals. They are filling 36% of our jails. On and on and on.
I'm sorry but this is one issue where our President has failed miserably!