A few days ago, first responders in Connecticut and New Jersey, participated in a mock terrorist attack. The point of the drills was to find any weak spots that need to be addressed. I have participated in a few disaster drills and they are good for finding ways to improve readiness and fins ares that require special attention. After all, it is not a question of if there will be another terrorist attack on US soil, but when. That being said, why are we not concentrating on stemming the tide of illegal immigration on our porous southern border? Cal Thomas asks the same question in his article.
"What does it say about our anti-terrorist efforts if we prepare for disasters in Connecticut and New Jersey instead of directing substantial efforts on our weakest spot: the borders?It is good to see that some one else agrees with me that these are not "undocumented" workers, but illegal aliens. As for the leftist nonsense about these illegals' contributions to Social Security, well here is a news flach, Social Security is going to go broke with or without their minor contributions. The border is where these terrorists willmake their entry intop the US. Is it not time to seal it?
The Bush administration's weakest spot is its refusal to stop illegal aliens (not "undocumented workers" in the politically correct lingo that seeks to pull the wool over our eyes) from invading our nation.
Numerous officials have said another terrorist attack is not a matter of if, but when. Among low-wage workers in fields, restaurant kitchens and other venues are radical Islamic terrorists whose sole purpose is to kill Americans and weaken our economy. They have said so and continue saying so in their schools and mosques on our soil and similar places worldwide.
In the face of this, we get nothing but meaningless mumbo jumbo from defenders of illegal immigration, who ask us to look at how much these lawbreakers contribute to Social Security. "
"The Minuteman Project is temporary. Though U.S. and Mexican authorities estimate the volunteers cut illegal immigration by half, the citizen groups are expected to be gone next month and areas they patrolled will likely again become virtual superhighways for lawbreakers. Meanwhile, smugglers and trespassers have shifted to less-protected border areas.My hat is off to the volunteers of the Minuteman Project. These concerned American citizens, exercised their Constitutional rights, and have been smeared, belittled and worse. They have been called everything from racists to vigilantes. They are neither. They have taken up what should be done by the government.
The Departments of State and Homeland Security announced Tuesday that American citizens will be required to show a passport when re-entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bermuda and the Caribbean by 2008. Whatever benefits might come from this new effort -- and the ridiculous body searches of frequent flyers like me and little old ladies in wheelchairs -- shouldn't we pay at least as much attention to the illegal aliens flooding into this country?"
The bottom line here is that illegal immigration costs US taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Add to this the simple fact that this porous border makes infiltration by terrorists much easier and thereby puts every American at risk. It is high time the border is sealed. Vincente Fox and his corrupt government be damned! - Sailor