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!
You must not have ready the fact sheet I posted...
Bush has increased the border patrol:
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.
Bush has stepped up enforcement:
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.
Also, Ascroft proposed a regulation to allow local police to enforce immigration law, but the police officers objected, backed by the ACLU, so you can't blame that one on the administration