Senate plans to stiffen border security

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  • Superfluous Anaheim, CA
    April 11, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    I'm old, and this topic is soooooo old, I've been reading about it for fifty years. Nothing has changed.

    It's like the war on drugs: Billions have been spent on preventing incursion into the US, but I GUESS billions more have been spent to look the other way.

    The border is only as honestly secure as the men guarding it.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 11, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    A 100% secure border will only fix 60% of the problem. A person can come here under the guise of a visit to Disneyland and overstay their visa.
    The tracking program, US-Visit, has been a government project for a decade and it still doesn't work. Even if it did, it would only keep score. It does not have an enforcement feature.
    What's lacking is the political will deport those here illegally. HB4437 from 2005 was a good effort but it went nowhere in the Senate.
    We need to make unlawful presence a felony.
    We need to fix what the Supreme Court did by tightening loopholes about ID Theft.
    And we need to deport people simply because they are here illegally, not based on criminal activity.
    Until we do that, we are just setting ourselves up for another round of illegal aliens.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 11, 2013 6:22 a.m.

    Let's see how well we can apprehend, detain and deport those who are already here illegally.
    (By the way, that wording - apprehend, detain and deport - came from the 1981 commission report that was the precursor to the 1986 amnesty.
    And that was a failure in terms of enforcement.
    We don't get fooled again.