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Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann

Posted on 07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border.

I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is.

The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials.

What we saw was people processing, not border security.

Americans would be shocked to learn that virtually no one is stopped before gaining entrance. When a foreign national illegally enters the United States, they are taken to a processing facility, where it is determined whether or not they get to stay in the country.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordercrisis; gangs; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrants; mexicanborder; obamalawlessness; ruleoflaw

1 posted on 07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The most important excerpts from the article:

My heart breaks for the unaccompanied children, but officials told us that 80 percent of the people entering the country illegally are not women and children—they are males over the age of 14.

It is this latter group that is the source of much of the incoming violence, particularly with their increasing involvement in drug cartels and transnational gangs such as MS-13. These organizations profit from exploiting innocent people desperate for a better life into paying thousands of dollars to be transported into the United States.

MS-13 is a brutal international gang with more than 50,000 members—with thousands of members throughout the United States. This ugly and dangerous business has fueled violence on both sides of the border.

By failing to secure our border, the United States government has enabled and empowered a criminal enterprise made of drug cartels and human traffickers that spans our continent.

2 posted on 07/31/2014 10:07:26 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind
Honestly now, Obie know what he's doing...really

Kumbayah



CITIZENS ARREST TIME.....
3 posted on 07/31/2014 10:07:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

One way to fight this is to expose it via videos. A picture or video is worth a thousand words.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind
What we saw was people processing, not border security.

This is what stood out to me.

5 posted on 07/31/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nice signs they have. Wonder where they got them ?


6 posted on 07/31/2014 10:18:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many people here are shocked by what is going on down there? Anybody?


7 posted on 07/31/2014 10:19:23 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: SeekAndFind

“Americans would be shocked to learn that virtually no one is stopped before gaining entrance”

Of course the militia tactic of pointing a gun at them and telling them to turn around or they will be shot is out of the question I guess. :-)


8 posted on 07/31/2014 10:24:24 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look at who Obama is refusing to let in.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/28/meet-people-obama-doesnt-want-to-come-to-america/

.....JEWS

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9 posted on 07/31/2014 10:25:37 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And yet the media keeps up its propaganda campaign to brainwash as many Americans as possible into thinking this illegal activity of this administration is acceptable.

No wonder the media railroaded Michele so quickly and so viciously.

What is so remarkable is how few Republicans in Congress are using their public visibility to speak out against these crimes by our government against the people of America and the Constitution they are duty-bound to uphold.

So few...


10 posted on 07/31/2014 10:25:40 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: forgotten man

Not shocked. Just horrified.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 10:28:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How can anyone argue with that? They can’t, they can only fulminate.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

13 posted on 07/31/2014 10:34:38 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SeekAndFind

Our Border Patrol has been perverted by the Obamanites into a combination `Welcome-Bienvenidos wagon/Maria Poppins nanny.
The key word here, as always, is “lawless”.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 10:38:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: RightGeek

Good cartoon but the typical border environment does not include a barbed wire fence. It is just wide open and they walk across and then are “processed”


15 posted on 07/31/2014 10:38:52 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No darker skinned individuals. Others, yes.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:31 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RightGeek

unfortunately no such fence exists.

Should show a stand of Glenn Beck and his free soccer balls.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: tumblindice

Bttt


18 posted on 07/31/2014 10:53:52 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: SeekAndFind

So instead of a Border Patrol we have a People Processing Patrol —


19 posted on 07/31/2014 11:08:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Like “crossing guards”.

Haven’t seen an overtly criminal adminstration in a Western nation like this ever.

A lot of criminal administrations, all of them really. But it was always kept on the “down low”.

Now, apparently the government can publicly declare they will be breaking the government’s own laws.

Utter disgrace.

Nuts.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 11:21:31 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Uncle Chip

Actually, I think there is a bill in congress to change the name to Welcome Wagon.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 11:21:38 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: SeekAndFind

We were listening to her conference call and CenturyLink cut us off after roughly 8 to 10 minutes.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 11:31:53 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: kabar; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

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

23 posted on 07/31/2014 1:05:35 PM PDT by HiJinx (People were created to be Loved; Things were created to be Used.)
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To: RightGeek

and they are all Voter Registered as DumbicRATS.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 1:59:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: plain talk

No pictures!! No phones!! No interviews!! You cannot allow Congress to communicate with the people.


25 posted on 07/31/2014 2:26:58 PM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: SeekAndFind

BTTT


26 posted on 07/31/2014 5:49:19 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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