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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.
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.
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.
Man, what I'd give to have that printed on a roll of toilet paper and mail it to the White House!!
Check out post #2.
Yeah, they can travel here without papers. Like to see us try that in that turd world country down there. Give me a conservative to vote for.
This is why we the people have to make Bush a lame duck on this issue. IOW, I don't care what Bush wants, the pubs are going to do some pandering on the border issue this year, and I want it signed in BLOOD!
Senator Norwood Ping!
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very erudite post
He didn't have to contend with the NGOs back in 1995. Thank Clinton for the gift that keeps on giving.
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On illegal immigration:
Bush.... I'd like to see this man Fired
CAP ping. The Civil Air Patrol ran air patrols along the Southwestern border during WWII, and if so tasked again, can handle it as well as it did the forest fire-spotting missions and coastal antisubmarine ops of the same period.