Skip to comments.Let's see, who's the xenophobe, here? (Fr Filled his mailbox)
Posted on 07/09/2007 9:49:31 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
Been getting a ton of mail about my column of last week. My main point: "All the posturing about illegal immigrants is really an attack aimed at everybody whose name ends in 'ez.'"
What really caught my attention was his link to a forum at FreeRepublic.com where my column was being, umm, discussed.
One posting had the same bandito featured on Ralph's Mexifornia license (turns out it's the actor Alfonso Bedoya in "The Treasure of Sierra Madre") and said: "Borders? Borders? We don' need no steenking borders. We don't need no steekin' Roger Hernandez neither!"
(Excerpt) Read more at northjersey.com ...
At least we gave him some mail to sift through, I'm guessing he doesn't get this much attention very often.
I have no problems with Mexicans, I just think illegal immigration ought to be illegal, no matter where anyone comes from.
Notice how “illegals” are “immigrants” not law breakers. I have no problem with anybody who comes here legally, from anywhere south of the border.........
What part of “illegal” does Mr. Hernandez not understand? What other country on the entire planet does not require a passport? In what other country in the world could another countries citizens stream unchecked across their border?
it’s an insult to everybody whose last name ends in “ez” to think that they are incapable of doing things legally and aboveboard. as if they are incapable of following the same rules that everyone else must.
I care about people comeing here through proper LEGAL channels.
Illegal is Illegal they broke the law. It's time to send the law breakers packing or to jail.
roger hernandez is correct, roger hernandez has no logic or reason. It would be foolishness to debate this fool.
Here is Silicon Valley there is no shortage of Mexicans/Central Americans who will be happy to teach you a word or two of Spanish, I've managed to pick up enough so that I could struggle through being dropped anywhere south of Tijuana.
OTOH, a Vietnamese simply will not teach you a word of Vietnamese. They insist on learning English (or Spanish) and speaking it as best they can whenever dealing with non-Vietnamese.
It’s an attack against criminal invaders regardless of where they come from, the fact that the vast majority of illegals are mexicans isn’t our fault.
It just proves what a lousy neighbor mexico is.
Did not, does not, will not.
I don’t want an illegal invasion of 20 million Mexicans, 20 million Canadians, 20 million Russians, 20 million Albanians, 20 million Vietnamese, 20 million Irish, 20 million English, 20 million Spaniards, 20 million Chinese, 20 million Dutch, 20 million French (especially the French), 20 million Germans, 20 million Austrians, 20 million Japanese, 20 million Koreans, 20 million Brazilians, 20 million Italians, 20 million Pakistanis, 20 million South Africans, 20 million New Zealanders, 20 million Australians, 20 million Ethiopians, 20 million Peruvians, etc.
CAVEAT: I would consider taking 20 million Koreans if we could get rid of 20 million liberals.
Breaching America: Todd Bensman’s findings
Todd Bensman is the San Antonio Express-News reporter who conducted his own investigation into American border security over the course of a four-part series for the paper. Published this past May, the four installments of the series are accessible here, here, here, and here.
Bensman discovered the existence of a pipeline of illegals from “Countries of Special Interest” — mostly in the Middle East, almost all Muslim — that runs through Latin American into the United States. It is a remarkable series. Yet apart from our friend Hugh Hewitt, who immediately highlighted the series on his site and invited Bensman on his show to discuss it, the silence has been deafening. Why? You can answer that question as well as I can.
Tomorrow Bensman will be the keynote speaker presenting his findings at a conference of some 120 Assistant United States Attorneys whose jurisdiction covers the Texas/Mexico border. Bensman has kindly summarized his findings for us:
— More than 5,700 illegal migrants from 43 Islamic countries, including State Sponsors of Terror, have been caught while traveling over the Canadian and Mexican borders along well-established underground smuggling routes since 9-11, a traffic that continues daily. People caught coming from these countries in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa are labeled by our federal law enforcement agencies as “Special Interest Aliens.”
— I have estimated that between 20,000 and 60,000 have gotten through without getting caught since 9/11. Most are probably economic or politically persecuted migrants but all of those who evaded border patrol also did not undergo terror watch list screening and are walking around the country anonymous. This evasion constitutes the primary national security vulnerability of our unguarded borders.
— These migrants, though relatively small in total numbers, are high risk because they hail from countries where American troops are actively battling Islamic insurgents such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and the Philippines. They come from nations where radical Islamic organizations have bombed U.S. interests or murdered
Americans, such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Lebanon. And they come from State Sponsors of Terrorism such as Syria, Iran and Sudan. And lastly, they come from Saudi Arabia.
— Unguarded U.S. borders are most certainly in terrorist playbooks as a means of entering the country. Since the late 1990s, at least a dozen confirmed terrorists have sneaked over U.S. borders, including operatives from Hezbollah, Hamas, the Tamil Tigers and one Al Qaida terrorist once No. 27 on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list.
— The general flow of routes across the world almost always head toward South America and Central America first because it puts them within easy striking distance of the Mexican border. Corrupt customs and government officials, as well as Arab settler populations in those countries help keep this this traffic moving northward, providing safe haven, jobs and smuggling connections.
— Latin American consulates based in the Middle East are selling tourist visas outright for bribes or simply issuing them to local travelers in places like Damascus, Beirut and Amman Jordan without regard to U.S. security interests.
— Large numbers eventually pass through Guatemala, which issues visas regularly from its foreign consulate offices in places like Jordan and Egypt, making illegal border crossings through Texas possible.
— Since 9/11, Mexico has fielded a surprisingly robust effort to interdict Special Interest Migrants. Mexican intelligence officers interrogate and often deport special interest aliens in partnership with American FBI and CIA agents. Often, the Mexicans allow American agents inside their detention facilities. But severe shortages of manpower and interpreters result in the release of many onto the streets of Mexico — without thorough threat assessements — to continue on toward the U.S. border.
— On the U.S. side of the border, the FBI is supposed to interrogate and conduct a threat assessment and interrogations on every captured special interest alien. But the process is severely flawed and open to error. Often, the FBI signs off on captured SIAs (allowing them access to the political asylum process) without conclusively knowing whether they are or are not terrorists.
— Furthermore, border patrol agents are simply using a process called “expedited removal” to kick SIAs back into Mexico, where they will certainly try to cross again, with no investigation or FBI referral whatsoever.
I personally know people who have last names ending in “ski” and “a” who cannot get here doing it the legal way.
The problem with “Mr.” Hernandez is that he thinks people whose names end in -ez deserve special treatment as compared to the people who came before said people with names ending in vowels or -ski for example. Moreover, he and his like seem to think it’s perfectly allright for line hopping ‘ez-ers while people of other races and nationalities have to wait for years and years and pay tons of money. Listen Hernandez, you’re no better than a family from India, China, or Iraq, so get to the back of the line and wait your turn. Stop exploiting your beneficial georgraphy to jump ahead of others who may have more to offer and/or a more dire situation to escapre, and stop playing the race card, America isn’t biying it, libs and cons alike. (I’ve never seen an issue where dems and repubs agree - illegal immigration is it).
Illogical and humorless.
Only 85% of the population.
Almost enough to make it clear to Congress and the President...