Skip to comments.Border Fence Fiasco(Chuck Norris)
Posted on 04/28/2008 5:15:45 AM PDT by kellynla
Last week Customs and Border Protection officials reported that two months after Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, approved a $20 million virtual fence along a 28-mile stretch in Arizona (called Project 28), the fence was scrapped as impractical and ineffective.
Is anyone really shocked by this security fence fiasco? Another government solution bites the dust.
Our government has failed to produce a suitable resolution to the illegal immigrant crisis. Amnesty is not the answer. And immigration laws aren't effective if we continue to dodge or ignore them. Furthermore, globalization efforts have only confused security matters, endangering our borders as well as our national identity our sovereignty.
While border patrols and homeland security have made some headway, our nation's boundaries, ports and airports remain largely open runways for illegal and terrorist transport. For example, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., just sent out his newsletter update (April 21, 2008) reminding us about another type of illegal crossing, those from the United States to Mexico. It appears drug cartels are again using revenue derived from their "free trade" to illegally purchase weapons in the U.S. and smuggle them back into Mexico, where they are bolstering murder rates up 100 percent in certain towns.
Exacerbating the security crisis is the fact that there continues to be a shortage of both Border Patrol and other safety government officials. The Homeland Security Department is still trying to fill last year's 138 vacancies in high-level jobs an employment crisis that it calls "a critical homeland security issue that demands immediate attention."
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Note that there is a very real fence around the Whitehouse....backed up by sensors and guards.
Borders, walls, and fences are only as good as the leaders and personnel willing to defend them.
Yeah, I no sooner posted the daily ping, and this came up on my next refresh. Sheesh! It’ll be the first on tomorrow’s list.
Norris did ok until the above. Temporary workers stay. They don't go home. If someone entered this country illegally and probably committed ID theft and other crimes, he/she should be disqualified from receiving any type of visa.
To heck with Huck...Chuck Norris for President! heh
You know, even a fence with gaps would funnel people into zones where they could be apprehended. So even a fence with gaps would work better than a virtual fence.
Oh, this whole business of a fence/wall & illegals is so ridiculous.
“IF” Bush had “gotten on the stick” and deployed the Corps of Engineers to BOTH borders after 9/11, had them build a fences/walls and deployed troops to guard those installations;
this whole business would have been rectified by now.
But, Mexico evidently has Bush in their “back pocket” so we’ll just have to badger McCain to finish the job next year. The savings from deporting incarcerated foreigners and deporting illegal aliens will more than pay for the walls/fences on BOTH borders in the first year!
...If McCain gets the Presidency (& we saw how he rose like the proverbial phoenix after last summer)...
..that will be his reward for doing the President's bidding.
McCain says he has changed his position on the border and will secure the border...all anyone can do is take a person at their word....
after all, even Reagan “dropped the ball” on illegals too by not demanding that the bill he signed for amnesty also enforce border security.
I agree. Just who is going to define what constitutes “good work relationship and community ties”?
You came here illegally, you must leave.
Well, maybe if Chuck Norris had endorsed Duncan Hunter instead of the dog beater’s daddy, the fence would’ve gotten serious play.
Not to get too far afield,
I like Duncan BUT he needs to win a statewide office like governorship before he tries to run for POTUS.
He just wasn’t able to garner the votes for a presidential candidacy at this time.
I would love to see him as the next governor of CA!!!
..I don't appreciate you associating Reagan's one (of very few) mistakes with
..McCain's glaring problems with this issue and many more.