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Published: Monday, April 22 2013 9:06 a.m. MDT

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

It's almost amazing how deceptive and cunning these illegal aliens and smugglers have become. It's even more amazing that a significant portion of our society now wants to turn around and allow amnesty to them after they so wantingly broke our laws.

Countries like Iran and North Korea have no trouble at all securing their borders. But then again, their agents and guards are allowed to carry guns and shoot at would-be trespassers. If the USA adopted a similar policy, it wouldn't take long at all before any attempts to cross our borders illegally would become almost non-existent.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

We'd like to think the "data" is real, but common sense tells us that we have no way of knowing how many have crossed and how many were intimidated by enforcement. We CAN count how many have been apprehended, but even that is a politically-motivated figure.
The Executive Branch uses selective enforcement based on funds available and the message they want to send.
For example, Obama wanted high deportation numbers so he could claim to be the Great Deporter. So he sets up courts at the border and catches illegal aliens trying to get in. Previously they were just turned back south. Viola! He now has a high number of deportations. But it is apples-to-oranges data.
BP agents can be aggressive or they can just sit on Xs waiting and watching.
Then there are the tunnels.
We know from the tragic friendly-fire death of a Border Patrol agent that the communications and logistics are not up to par. Just because Washington is talking about "reform" does not mean the information coming from is accurate. What we DO know is that it is politically motivated.

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