Monday, June 20, 2005

Get Serious About Border Security

I was checking my E-mail after I got home from work last night and found two articles that proves something needs to be done about our immigration policies and border security. The first one ( I'd heard about before. In fact I've seen several other articles about Gregory Despres who made his way "to the Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained by what appeared to be blood." United States customs officials have came up with a bunch of lame excuses for why they couldn't hold him. I haven't heard if any of them thought to ask him what that was on his sweatshirt. If I'm not mistaken possession of brass knuckles is against the law, you can always try to pass them off as a paper weight. The second article ( also tells about something I had heard about before. Illegal aliens that are facing immigration proceedings are being released by authorities. There is some good news in this article, some Republicans are saying the Bush administration is "not serious" about this issue. Something about the end of the article really bothers me. Known criminals are being released but, "Members of the subcommittees also ended up taking sides on whether the Minutemen patrolling the Arizona border are "vigilantes," as President Bush called them. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, said he agreed with Mr. Bush's characterization, and told Mr. Cerda to let him know what the Department of Homeland Security's policy was on dealing with vigilantes." Known murderers, rapists and child molesters are being released and Mr. Kennedy is concerned about United States citizens that want to secure our borders. I'm thinking maybe Sen. Kennedy has been in D.C. just a little to long and needs to go home for some much needed rest. Please contact your elected officials and urge them to get serious about fixing our failed immigration policies and secure our borders.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

There is simply no sense in trying to make it harder for Americans and other sto come and go in American seaports and airports while leaving the borders, particularly with Mexico, unchecked. This has been an immense failing on the part of past Presidents but particularly President Bush, given the current War on Terror and controversy regarding illegal immigrants. Instead of fixing it, he has advocated illegal immigrants by supporting his id card scheme. This inaction leaves the door open to terrorists sneaking into the country. What's the point in guarding the front door if you are leaving the backdoor open and unguarded? Politicians of both parties need to press him on this issue.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Yeah, President Dubya has done an abysmal job at securing our borders. It seems very contradictoary for a president who is so intense on the war on terror.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Protecting the nation's borders in land, air, and sea from the illegal entry of people, weapons, drugs, and contraband is vital to our homeland security, as well as economic prosperity.

1:33 AM  

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