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Posted on 02/22/2006 2:05:15 PM PST by Rick_Michael

Sen. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) commented on illegal immigration:

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Norwood) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Mr. NORWOOD. Mr. Speaker, there was a very subtle illegal guestworker plan stuck in the budget the administration just submitted to Congress.That budget calls for the United States to allow over one million new illegal immigrants to infiltrate our borders during 2007.

As a matter of fact, last year's budget is allowing one million illegal aliens to enter this year as well. That is how many immigrants enter our country illegally each year under our current enforcement plans.

We know it will happen because it happens every year under current enforcement policy; and we are going right ahead with the same old plan, knowing in advance that it will be a near total failure.

We continue talking about how we are adding 1,500 new border agents in 2007. That won't be in the field until 2009, letting another two million illegal aliens to walk across our border.

We talk about how we are adding technology and fencing, but that won't be ready until 2010, allowing another million illegals in our country.

Right now, with our current budget and reform plans, we are, by default, agreeing to allow an additional four million illegal aliens into our country. That is equivalent to the population of South Carolina or Oregon.

Think about that. We are being asked to add a 51st state populated entirely by low-income illegal aliens.

Mr. Speaker, I cannot find an excuse for this. We know right now how to bring this flood of illegal immigration to a virtual halt, and I think within the next 2 weeks. We need somewhere between 36 and 48,000 troops immediately deployed to the southern border.

Now, the Minuteman Project in April showed that with between 18 and 24 additional enforcement personnel per mile, we can effectively secure our border for the first time. And it was not just the Minuteman Project that revealed these statistics. The U.S. Border Patrol conducted similar demonstration projects in 1993. Operation Blockade in El Paso and Operation Gatekeeper in San Diego produced the identical same results.

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We have a good idea on how much a deployment like this would cost. $2.5 billion a year. But, you know what? That is less than 4 percent of the minimum $70 billion a year we are currently spending covering the health care, education and the different costs for illegal immigrants.

We already know how long it would take to get these troops on line and end this nightmare. One week. That is how long it took NORTHCOM to place 70,000 National Guard and regular Army troops on the Gulf Coast in response to Katrina, and we are still railing about how that took too long. One week.

If the burden of the National Guard is too heavy, we can ask our governors to loan the Nation's 15,000 State defense forces to help. We can call up the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol.

We have laws in place, thanks to changes we made in the 108th Congress. Title 32, Section 9, U.S. Code now allows our governors to call out their National Guard for homeland security missions such as this at 100 percent Federal expense.

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Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona has supposedly made such a call on the Department of Defense. Her State legislature voted earlier this week to force her to follow up on that request.

Mr. Speaker, we need every Member of the House to urge their Governor to deploy all necessary forces to combat this invasion. We need the President to order the Department of Defense to fund this mission at 100 percent, and we need new legislation forcing the issue if action is not forthcoming. We can solve this problem if only Congress has the will.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Mexico; Miscellaneous; US: Arizona; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; cap; civilairpatrol; georgia; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigrationlist; invasion; mexico; norwood; southcarolina
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On illegal immigration:

"Title 32, Section 9, U.S. Code now allows our governors to call out their National Guard for homeland security missions such as this at 100 percent Federal expense."

Calling all Governors....NOW!

1 posted on 02/22/2006 2:05:16 PM PST by Rick_Michael
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To: Rick_Michael
Calling all Governors....NOW!

Too bad we can't call on this governor anymore!


2 posted on 02/22/2006 2:09:43 PM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: Rick_Michael

Mr. Norwood gets it.


3 posted on 02/22/2006 2:13:00 PM PST by NapkinUser
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To: raybbr

President Bush, Whatever happened to the Anti-Illegal stance you had back in 1995???


4 posted on 02/22/2006 2:13:17 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Rick_Michael

Make it so, #1


5 posted on 02/22/2006 2:15:16 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: ExcursionGuy84
President Bush, Whatever happened to the Anti-Illegal stance you had back in 1995???

Someone sold him on the idea of a "new America".

We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.

George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.

You can read the speech here.

Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:

In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster

7 posted on 02/22/2006 2:18:22 PM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: Rick_Michael
"We already know how long it would take to get these troops on line and end this nightmare. One week. That is how long it took NORTHCOM to place 70,000 National Guard and regular Army troops on the Gulf Coast in response to Katrina, and we are still railing about how that took too long. One week.

If the burden of the National Guard is too heavy, we can ask our governors to loan the Nation's 15,000 State defense forces to help. We can call up the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol.

We have laws in place, thanks to changes we made in the 108th Congress. Title 32, Section 9, U.S. Code now allows our governors to call out their National Guard for homeland security missions such as this at 100 percent Federal expense."

I'd love to see someone come on the thread and explain why this shouldn't be done. The biggest excuse I've seen is that it wouldn't work because people are still going to be desperate to come in, etc., etc. But I say, let's try it for a week and see how it works. If it succeeds at vastly reducing the number of illegals making it across, we should keep it in place.

8 posted on 02/22/2006 2:19:04 PM PST by inquest (If you favor any legal status for illegal aliens, then do not claim to be in favor of secure borders)
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To: Rick_Michael

Oh. I thought it was Iraq.


9 posted on 02/22/2006 2:20:35 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Rick_Michael; butternut_squash_bisque

don't matter what his politics are, I like his thinking


10 posted on 02/22/2006 2:25:39 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Rick_Michael

Mexico is 'integrating' with the US. They've said so with a smirk, and why not? They shift the poor and jobless over the border, where we pick up the tab for everything from soup to nuts, plus we employ them...and they send the money home. Notice the emphasis on HOME. They're Mexicans with Mexican mores, culture and language. Most dream of going back home once they strike it rich in the US. Instead, they decide living in a free society, relatively speaking, less corrupt than Mexico has merit and they stay. Ask any illegal woman what she'll do first and she'll tell you in Spanish, "Have an anchor baby."

The lower quarter of Mexico's population is already here, and half of those remaining are packing their bags, dreaming of heading north at the first opportunity. That's the middle class. Evidently Fox sees no problemo with that. There was a Time cover story about a week ago. A Mexican now living in New Jersey running his own landscaping firm. He said he sneaked across the border some years back, sent money home to his family and soon the entire village headed north. The power of positive reinforcement. God help us. We simply can't assimilate so many millions at once. And when they get the vote, politicians will fall all over themselves to please them. US sovereignty and identity is in peril.


11 posted on 02/22/2006 2:27:11 PM PST by hershey
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To: Rick_Michael

Happened to have the TV on C-Span. The CFR discussing Africa. Guess what? They're itching to make Africa/democratization a top priority for the US govt. They were horrified to discover that more US citizens connected with stories about gorillas in peril from poachers than African genocide. While the US is quietly doing things to bolster UN peace keepers in Darfur, it's their view we're not doing enough. The CFR won't be happy until most of Africa is relocated to downtown Minneapolis. Just remember that our friends at the CFR promoted NAFTA, CAFTA, and now One Happy Hemisphere, where free trade is the order of the day, and people (formerly known as illegal aliens), travel wherever they want, no papers. We're supposed to call them 'trusted travelers' now.


12 posted on 02/22/2006 2:33:20 PM PST by hershey
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To: HiJinx; Czar

BINO ping!


13 posted on 02/22/2006 2:41:41 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: Rick_Michael

Actually, we should compare the influx of 4 million illegal immigrants to losing a state. If the current rate of growth in the western states does not abate, we could face the possibility that future hispanic majorities in those states would secede from the Union.


14 posted on 02/22/2006 3:06:24 PM PST by Galena Nevada
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To: Rick_Michael
Norwood for president!! Tancredo for president!! Hell, an American for president!!
15 posted on 02/22/2006 3:08:41 PM PST by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: Rick_Michael
"We can solve this problem if only Congress has the will."

I don't know whether to laugh or to cry .... hmmmmm .... laughing is more than likely the best response as our leadership, both sides of the aisles, all branches of "federal" government have been inept for so long. Laughter is the only thing that keeps me from totally loosing it.

16 posted on 02/22/2006 3:12:03 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?")
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To: Rick_Michael

This is ONE person (Norwood) who really gets it and points out so clearly and easily the absurdity of the current lack of border security, despite the nonsense we're told otherwise.

Congress needs to take action as do all Governors. To state the obvious.

Because, it's not going to get done otherwise. To state the obvious again.


17 posted on 02/22/2006 3:20:13 PM PST by MillerCreek
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To: Rick_Michael
"We have a good idea on how much a deployment like this would cost. $2.5 billion a year. But, you know what? That is less than 4 percent of the minimum $70 billion a year we are currently spending covering the health care, education and the different costs for illegal immigrants."

That's $70 BILLION-A-YEAR that American taxpayers pony up to enable all that cheap labor "doing the work that Americans won't do" and we don't see a penny of that back in profit, only higher prices year in, year out.

Thus, it's not so cheap as labor, after all. In fact, at $70 Billion-A-YEAR, it's pretty DARN EXPENSIVE LABOR.

18 posted on 02/22/2006 3:25:56 PM PST by MillerCreek
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To: sure_fine

Big ditto to Mr Norwood.

Post #2 is a classic "political 180".


19 posted on 02/23/2006 8:08:03 AM PST by butternut_squash_bisque (Borders, Language, Culture™)
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To: monkeywrench
Good for Charlie Norwood.

Too bad Bush still doesn't get it.

20 posted on 02/23/2006 2:20:11 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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