Skip to comments.Rumsfeld, Hostettler Warn US Borders at Risk toTerrorism
Posted on 11/16/2004 10:40:03 PM PST by AuntB
DOBBS: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is warning of the threat of terrorists entering this country through the same routes as those used by illegal aliens. Secretary Rumsfeld, traveling in South America, warned that enemies look for weaknesses and take advantage of them.
DONALD RUMSFELD: The risk is that some of these human-smuggling routes into our country from this hemisphere could be used just as easily for terrorists. ~snip~
REP. JOHN HOSTETTLER (R-IN), CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY: : Well, the House will not be taking up in a positive sense guest worker legislation. We know that this is a priority for some in Washington. It is not a priority for the House of Representatives. In fact, those of us in the House that deal closely with the immigration issue believe that we need to go the other way. And that is look at the issue of enforcement and strong enforcement of our immigration laws in order to keep not only more millions of illegal aliens out, but to do something about the 10 plus million that are here now.
HOSTETTLER: Oh, well, this is something that we have been concerned about for years. It is an issue that, as we look at the number of individuals crossing the southern border, referred to as OTMs, or other than Mexicans, that number is rising drastically, because others in the world realize that our southern border is porous. Our men and women in uniform and the Border Patrol are doing everything they can and then some to enforce and strengthen the border. There are just not enough of them. And this is something that there may be some disconnect within the administration..~snip~
(Excerpt) Read more at transcripts.cnn.com ...
God bless you Rummy...slap some sense into the idiots in D.C.!
The initiative's founder says he's encouraged by Arizona's election results, a 12-point victory for Proposition 200.
MIKE SPENCE, PRESIDENT, CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY: The elites in Arizona, you know, of both parties opposed Proposition 200, and yet the people still voted for it. I think we're going to have that same situation here in California.
CASEY WIAN, CNN: From ballot initiatives to petition drives, seven states are now considering limits on illegal alien benefits. Many are motivated by the failure of the federal government to control illegal immigration.
Rumsfeld, Borders and Terrorism (((PING)))
Talk is cheap, we need immediate action...
"And this is something that there may be some disconnect within the administration..~"
Ya think? LOL Cheap labor for donors is more important than citizen safety..that's obvious. This President can talk and talk, but until he stops the border running, we simply are not safe. Period. I shudder to think how many are already in here because he refuses to close the borders to illegal traffic.
I Have been yelling about this till I'm RED in the FACE!!
Take the Class Fence 101 at the Jewish University in Isreal!!
Would you support legislation similar to Proposition 200 in your state?
Yes 79% 1667 votes
No 21% 445 votes
Total: 2112 votes
Thanks, Apes, I didn't have the ping list.
I just threw some FReepers together off the top of my head...thanks for the article AuntB.
Yoo Hoo! Don? They're already here. Been here for years.
I'm stuck with CNN...anybody see Rumsfeld mention this on any other outlet? Just curious...
DOBBS: And three million illegal aliens are estimated to be entering this country this year.
Secretary Rumsfeld also said the United States has to be, as he put it, smarter and quicker in securing our borders. The federal government's failure to secure those borders is leading individual states to take action. Arizona's Proposition 200, which limits state benefits for illegals, passed overwhelmingly two weeks ago. Now at least half a dozen other states are considering similar measures."
Could American politicians be waking up? Amazing!!
Local news hasn't been quiet for years about a lot of it. Though often they fail to report that arrestees are illegal. As in the following article, I read 6 reports and this was the only one that mentioned it. I'd call this scum a terrorist...just isn't Arab, but this type could sure be recruited.
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Esparza pleads guilty to killing nun
KLAMATH FALLS (AP) - Maximiliano Silerio Esparza pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he raped two nuns and killed one of them as they walked and prayed on a bike path last September.
Esparza, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Sister Helen Lynn Chaska, 53. He got another 10 years for the attempted murder of the surviving nun, and 15 years for raping the women.
In return for his guilty plea, Esparza avoided a possible death sentence.
In a statement, Edwin Caleb, the Klamath County district attorney, said he offered the plea for several reasons, including the surviving nun's religious convictions. Caleb said he didn't want to force the nun to testify.
"The most obvious reason is the certainty that this monster will be in jail for the rest of his life and never get the opportunity to offend again," he said.
Police say Esparza rode a train from Portland to Klamath Falls about a week before the attack. He visited a strip bar and then attacked the nuns early on a Sunday morning as they prayed on the downtown bike path.
Esparza head-butted one of the nuns, then raped them both while controlling them with the rosary beads around their necks, police said.
Chaska - who went by the name Sister Helena Maria - was strangled by her own beads, according to an autopsy. She was a nun with the Bellevue, Wash., Immaculate Heart of Mary, a small order unaffiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
Several months before the attack, Esparza was detained and let go by U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico even though he had spent three years in California prisons and had once been deported.
The agents did turn up an old drug charge in Oregon, but Multnomah County passed on extraditing him. The warrant was apparently the only evidence of Esparza's criminal past that surfaced during the checks.
Once Oregon declined to extradite, Esparza was treated like any other undocumented Mexican and was dropped off at the border.
"Secretary Rumsfeld also said the United States has to be, as he put it, smarter and quicker in securing our borders. The federal government's failure to secure those borders is leading individual states to take action. Arizona's Proposition 200, which limits state benefits for illegals, passed overwhelmingly two weeks ago. Now at least half a dozen other states are considering similar measures."
Rumsfeld must be some kind of racist.
Let's ping the rod, shall we?
How is this possible janet? Boy, these guys are on the cutting edge.