Skip to comments.Environmental Regulations Leave 800 Miles of Border Unpatrolled
Posted on 07/28/2014 10:45:45 AM PDT by lilyramone
The U.S. Border Patrol is being stymied in its efforts to protect the southern border by federal environmental regulations that leave an 800-mile opening.
The Hill reports that about 40 percent of the U.S. border with Mexico falls under Department of the Interior and Forest Service rules that prohibit the Border Patrol from driving there, creating roads, patrolling, installing surveillance devices, or building infrastructure.
The rules, designed to protect wildlife, also protect illegal immigrants and smugglers, Republicans say.
"There is no doubt that the restrictions on accessing land along the border have made it more difficult for the Border Patrol to do their job," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told The Hill. "It seems a common-sense reform to say that the Border Patrol should be able to fully access and patrol the border."
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Regulations by the EPA hinder border control: accidentally on purpose. The EPA is part of the Executive branch, and responds to policy dictates from above.
Meanwhile the wetbacks are feasting on spotted owls and meadow jumping mice.
and I bet the EPA spend more than it would cost to keep enough BP in that same 800 miles...
The EPA will next declare illegal immigrants an “endangered species”.
Bambi and the rare Lucifer skink is going to have to die before I lose my job or my life to an illegal alien drunk driver.
I'd rather have the great horned frog go 20 miles out of his way instead of having my daughter raped by three MS-13 members.
The only 100% preventable crimes are those committed by illegal invaders.
This is indication #365 that the country is upside down.
I’m sure this is just a coincidence. Enemies foreign and domestic would never use EPA regulations to aid illegal migrations into USA. What a complete nightmare USG has become.
So why doesn’t the EPA prosecute the illegals who trespass there?
Note that with the exception of the federal entities indicated in the Constitution’s Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I as an example, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific powers to regulate either immigration or the environment. The unconstitutionally big federal government has wrongly usurped such 10th Amendment-protected powers from the states.
Can’t they send the BLM to protect the environment. I bet if they held an off road race of dirt bikes and dune buggies they feds would march right in.
Where are those well-armed environmental police to prosecute the illegal aliens for disturbing the animals and plants, before handing them over to INS so they can be deported?