Monday, May 23, 2005

Report urges troops sent to border

The Minuteman Project was an unqualified succees, much to the chagrin of the ACLU, dem/leftists, supporters of illeligal immigration, Vincente Fox and assorted others. Congress has acknowleged the success of the Minitemen in their report on illegal immigration. This article by Jerry Seper gives the some of the details of this Congressional report.

"The deployment of 36,000 National Guard troops or state militia on the U.S.-Mexico border would stop the illegal flow of foreigners into America, says a congressional report that credits the Minuteman Project with proving that additional manpower could "dramatically reduce if not virtually eliminate" illegal immigration.

The 33-page report, written by investigators for the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, said the Minutemen — who shut down a 23-mile stretch of the Arizona border last month — served as a model for a government effort to reclaim the southern border of the United States."

It is about time that Congress realizes the gavity of the issues on our southern border. The Minutemen, despite the best efforts of the ACLU and their fans, and despite beimg called all sorts of name, did what the governemnet could not do; Shut down the border. I am sure you willl hear the gnashing of teeth and the long winded whines of the left over this report.

"It said the agency's uniformed leadership should be pointed in a "new direction" as it is in "total denial of the magnitude of the disaster" and — as currently organized, staffed and supported — "cannot be relied upon" to remedy the situation soon.

"The Border Patrol needs new direction from the Department of Homeland Security if it is to shake off the lethargy from years of undermanned frustration," the report said. "The patrol needs to empower its outstanding field officers to act as necessary to accomplish the patrol's mission ... to energize its leadership to think outside the box."

The report said Congress and the states could sustain the success of the Minuteman Project — whose members were lightly armed, had no arrest powers, were not paid and traveled to Arizona at their own expense — with the deployment of National Guard troops or state militia working in coordination with the Border Patrol."

A recent report that Border Patrol field agents were ordered not to make as many arrests of illegals indicates that some in the middle levels of the Border Patrol need to be directed to see the job is done. The way the situation is currently on the southern border is an invitation to disaster. It is not only the burden that illegals put on the taxpayers, but an open invitaion for terrorists to further infiltrate the into the US. The use of national Guard or militia troops will send Vincente Fox into all sorts of coniptions. Byt it will alos force the Mexican government to finally address the severe economic plight of those trying to enter the US illegally. It is also imperative that those employing illegals be come down on and hard.

" The report also noted that Border Patrol supervisors said the Minutemen had little or no effect on illegal immigration, attributing apparent decreases during the vigil to increased enforcement efforts by the agency, along with the increased presence of Mexican military and police south of the border.

"However, nearly every individual Border Patrol officer who spoke off-the-record in the field to the Caucus team said that illegal immigration virtually stopped in the sector patrolled by the Minutemen as a direct result of Minutemen activity and publicity," the report said.

"The individual officers were highly appreciative of the impact the Minutemen made in the area, had good working relations with the project unofficially and felt the project had made a valuable contribution to the cause of the rank-and-file officer — protecting the border against impossible logistical challenges," it said.

Despite contrary claims by the supervisors, the report said, illegal immigration dropped significantly in the areas east and west of Naco, Ariz., targeted by the Minutemen. It said the decline "put to rest the historic immigration reform myth that it is impossible to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border with any reasonable amount of additional manpower.""

The American people owe a great debt to the Minutemen. Thye clearly showed that with the prioper manpower levels, illegal immigration can be slowed to a mere trickle. The ACLU and President Bush owe these people an apology for the harsh words they had for them.

It is high time that the Adminstration and Congress, along with the States impacted, come up with a plan and the resources to implement the plan. Illegal immigration must be stopped and soon. - Sailor

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