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Napolitano: OK, The Border Is Secure … Can We Have Reform Now?
talking points memo ^ | 2/13/12 | Benjy Sarlin

Posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:11 AM PST by Nachum

For years, the Republican base has demanded a more patrolled, better reinforced, and more secure border as a prerequisite to even discussing immigration policy. Janet Napolitano had a message for them at Wednesday’s Senate hearing: Congratulations, you won!

“Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger,” Napolitano testified.

Boasting of the “unprecedented progress we have made” in border security since the last immigration debate, Napolitano noted that the number of Border Patrol agents had doubled since 2004, border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak, and a variety of new technologies had been deployed to stop illegal crossings. And net migration in recent years has been negative, meaning more people are leaving the United States than entering it.

“Speaking as someone who, as Arizona’s U.S. attorney, attorney general, and governor experienced the flood of illegal immigration in the early part of the century,” Napolitano said in her testimony. “That situation no longer exists.”

Napolitano argued that the biggest remaining danger to border security was the nation’s failure to address its 11 million undocumented immigrants. According to Napolitano, legalization of existing, law-abiding undocumented immigrants would free DHS to devote its full resources to tracking and removing known criminals and drug smugglers. An accompanying crackdown on employers who hire undocumented workers would then “eliminate the main driver of illegal immigration: the desire to find work.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; bigsislies; border; borderwars; napolitano; reform; secure
Janet Reno's progeny
1 posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:17 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 02/13/2013 9:50:58 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Just effing amazing. I wonder if anyone has ever pulled her ample ear and yelled at the top of their lungs, the following...

THEN WHY IS THE BUENOS AIRES NATIONAL REFUGE IN THE HANDS OF ILLEGALS AND DRUG CARTELS??????!!!!!


3 posted on 02/13/2013 9:53:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Nachum
border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak

Which proves, what?

border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak

and a variety of new technologies had been deployed to stop illegal crossings.

Yeah, we all remember how well the virtual fence worked.

And net migration in recent years has been negative, meaning more people are leaving the United States than entering it.

Which is primarily due to the weak US economy. If the economy picks back up again, then that will switch back unless the border is truly secure.

4 posted on 02/13/2013 10:04:15 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Nachum

If by meaning “secure”, you mean that illegals are secure in their journey to the north. If that’s the case, then things are just fine.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 10:08:43 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Nachum

The number of apprehensions of illegals at the Mexican borders are down
because you failed to do your job !
American citizens have been murdered within 30 miles, and 50 miles into the U.S. border
You have Border Patrol agents armed with “Bean-bag guns”
when the Mexican Cartels were given semi-automatic weapons
by our own U.S. Government !(”Fast and Furious” )
ICE REFUSES to take custody of illegal immigrants from local Law Enforcement and police
And you have the ‘CHUTZPAH ‘ to say the border is secure ?
What are you smoking ?

You go down to the Border at night , in uniform , armed only with a ‘Taco Thrower’
for a week and expeireince what those Border Agents have to go through
and after a week , if you come back ALIVE , maybe you will be elevated
to being maybe ‘half-right’ about a secure southern border.
The president can talk all he wants about soverignty ,
but until the border with Mexico is secure
we are not a secure , soverign nation !

Any illegal who has voted
cheapens my rights as a citizen !


6 posted on 02/13/2013 10:17:54 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
We've had two smuggling boats captured in the last 48 hours here in San Diego.
One with illegals, the other with millions in drugs. They don't keep sending these boats because they fail. So one can assume that a majority of landing attempts are successful. There is very little effort to catch them. Most of the patrolling is in the port area where they can't come. This is very personal to me..since they land on the beach below our house sometimes.
7 posted on 02/13/2013 10:28:15 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Nachum; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
BS Meter Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

8 posted on 02/13/2013 10:28:56 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Ahhh, if only someone could actually say that to her face...


9 posted on 02/13/2013 10:30:31 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Nachum
here are videos on how secure the borders are..These are not 2013 but the same things are still going on..Pretty soon these illegals will be coming across with Obama and Napo greeting them personally..

http://www.borderinvasionpics.com/

10 posted on 02/13/2013 10:31:10 AM PST by PLD
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To: PLD

http://izismile.com/2010/05/07/how_illegal_aliens_cross_the_border.html

How Illegal Aliens Cross the Border (49 pics)


11 posted on 02/13/2013 10:33:10 AM PST by PLD
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To: Nachum
.............border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak....

Not very hard to do when you arm the Mules from Mexico AND you issue rubber bullets to the CBPE officers that walk the lines, and you also ORDER the REMF contingent to NOT process those that ARE caught.

Honestly, why do we even bother to listen to this "Indigo Girl" whatever-you-call a bull dyke....

12 posted on 02/13/2013 10:34:38 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Nachum

Napolitano, among a large number of others, is the reason that Washington should be declared a national insane asylum and our national capitol should be relocated to Texas!!


13 posted on 02/13/2013 10:38:24 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Nachum
According to Napolitano, legalization of existing, law-abiding undocumented immigrants would free DHS to devote its full resources to tracking and removing known criminals and drug smugglers.

By that reasoning, if we stopped expending limited Police resources on rapes and burglaries, we would be able to ticket more speeders.

14 posted on 02/13/2013 10:51:30 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: HiJinx

The lying lesbo lackey lies again.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 10:53:54 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Nachum
“Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger,” Napolitano testified.

Jeez, why do I think if a crook said my house was secured that I would call up ADT??

Janet = a crook

16 posted on 02/13/2013 10:54:55 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Nachum

Yea... tell that to the family of Robert Krantz, the Arizona rancher who was killed by an ILLEGAL Alien...


17 posted on 02/13/2013 11:05:30 AM PST by Man from Oz
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To: Nachum

May he shut the mouths of the liar
II Kings 9:17...

Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say,
‘Is it peace?’” So a horseman went to meet him and said,
“Thus says the king, ‘Is it peace?’” And Jehu said,
“What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me.” And the watchman reported, “The messenger came to them, but he did not return.” Then he sent out a second horseman, who came to them and said,
“Thus says the king, ‘Is it peace?’” And Jehu answered,
“What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me.” The watchman reported, “He came even to them, and he did not return; and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for he drives furiously.”

Then Joram said, “Get ready.” And they made his chariot ready. Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out to meet Jehu and found him in the property of Naboth the Jezreelite.
When Joram saw Jehu, he said,
“Is it peace, Jehu?”
And he answered,
“What peace, so long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?”


18 posted on 02/13/2013 11:41:39 AM PST by veracious
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To: Oldexpat

For every one caught dozens get through. I saw that first hand while working on the border.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 11:43:14 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: HiJinx

Napolitano: OK, The Border Is Secure … Can We Have Reform Now?

We need “the Minutemen Revisited” I am game!

Or How about simply a Minuteman Reunion in Pima County?


20 posted on 02/14/2013 6:17:15 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady; JackelopeBreeder

Wouldn’t that be great!
It would be a bit short-handed, though...


21 posted on 02/14/2013 6:31:21 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Nachum

When Napolitano was Governor, she proved over, and over, when her lips are moving she is lying.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 8:26:28 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: HiJinx

how bout we start sending undocumenteds home now. that would be reform.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 3:37:32 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

Works for me!!
Yards and block walls are gonna look like Hell for awhile, though.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 4:08:41 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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