The US patrols the Rio Grande with boats. But they are now being used to rescue
people, as any minors coming here are allowed to stay, even the known gang
members. The law already allows HHS and the Homeland Security
Department to write regulations to deal with "exceptional circumstances"
that would allow officials to return the children more quickly to their home
"Which begins with completing the fencing along the Mexican
frontier."How you gonna build a fence down the center of the Rio
Grande River which traverses the Texas/Mexican border? You can't build it
on the Mexican side, that side belongs to Mexico. And you can't build it
on the American side, that would cut off Americans' access to the river and
it would cut off access to property along the river enfolded in oxbows of which
there are myriads. Look at a close-up map of the river and you'll
appreciate the problem. The only way to enforce access to the
border is to apprehend those illegally crossing, gather them up, bus them back
to an established crossing point and point in the direction of the border and
say something like 'scram.' And a follow-up way is to enforce
E-Verify laws. Also, I would not give citizenship to anyone who came here
without permission... Ever... Period!
@ EsquireBush had a pathetic deportation record. I blame him and Karl Rove
for making amnesty a vote bargaining chip.That said, Obama is far worse.
FAIR US has a long list of his despicable efforts to avoid enforcing immigration
laws. You could look it up. But there are none so blind as those who will not
see.The current border mess is clearly owned by the Obama administration,
but nothing I can say will make you see that.
For the last eight years, Democrats have taken the public position that
Republican proposed bills never ezisted if they don't precisely match what
Democrats want. In most societies, that would be called lying.
Along with Charles Krauthammer's column, Peggy Noonan's today's
opinion in The Wall Street Journal, is a must read if one wants to put this
immigration mess in perspective. Never, in the history of out country have we
had 50,000 children and young adults crash our borders while an inept
administration dithers. President Obama had been warned by Gov. Perry that this
was an escalating problem - but he either choose to ignore it, didn't care,
or did not have the judgment and leadership to effectively keep it from
Gallop and Rasmussen had polls that showed Obama's approval of 35% on how
he has handled immigration. Other Presidents were lax on enforcement, but we did
have some enforcement. Obama has gone far beyond what they did. MSNBC, Huffington post, LaRaza, and the AP, have all sided with the Ferengi
and sold their souls to the business lobbyists. @Esquire, the Hose
has passed more immigration laws this year than the Senate, look it up. But
Harry Reid has stopped them from coming onto the floor. Bad analogies aside, the
Senate bill backed by a majority of Democrats would make illegal immigration
worse. The House bills are mostly enforcement, and the are in agreement with
what the majority of Americans want. Obama needs to stop complaining, and
realize his Senate are obstructionists also. Both sides want different things.
So President Bush and the legislation he signed had nothing to do with this? According to Chuck, illegal immigration must have started in 2008.And folks wonder why the GOP is looked at as a comedic tv show and not a
serious political party?
From the picture I take it only pretty teen girls are coming across the border
illegally, and they just want a chance to show their high school graduation
certificates and continue their education in American Schools.Most
people would have a hard time turning away the people in the picture. But what
about handicapped kids, blind kids, Autistic kids from Guatemala, kids who will
never be able to graduate from High School here (and therefore be doomed to the
jobs Americans won't do)?Are we humane enough to keep ALL of
them? Even if we KNOW They will be a burden on society for their whole life?
I mean we're not hard-hearted... are we?
@ Say No to BO, the deportation issue has existed long before Obama came to
office. It's just not right or fair to hang it all on him. But you still
avoid the issue of how to deal with it. That's the GOP way, to scream
about it, offer nothing to resolve it, and refuse to act on the proposals of
others. What's with that?
In general, the risk of an illegal alien being deported is just about ZERO.The risk of being detected for working here illegally? About zero as well.What's the downside? Where's the risk?As a result about 12
million (Minimum. Who really knows the real number)illegal aliens are among the
foreign-born living in the United States. That's about ONE THIRD of the
total.There is no deterrent because we lack the political will to enforce
the laws and deport them.In fact, Obama is sending a clear message: As
long as you are not a violent felon, this government will not seek you out and
deport you. His approach is beyond de facto amnesty; it is national suicide.
Happy Valley Heretic“Almost like the Borg in their
simultaneous incorrect thinking and the surrender of all previous knowledge and
actual history for a substituted memory of fallacies and talking
points.”That’s a pretty good analogy.Charles
Krauthammer admitted it himself when he said that FOX “News” has
created an alternate reality.”It’s an alternate reality
. . . Not really real . . . “a substituted memory of fallacies and
I have to say the conservative pundits always stay on the same page, the wrong
page, in the wrong book, in the wrong library, but on the same wrong page,
consistently.Almost like the Borg in their simultaneous incorrect
thinking and the surrender of all previous knowledge and actual history for a
substituted memory of fallacies and talking points.Charles is wrong
The Senate passed an immigration reform bill. The House has not. The message
is clear. The GOP would rather play politics. It is that simple.Conservatives, those of you who believe in a free market system, face this
fact: There is no way on earth that you can stop the flow of illegal
immigration unless you provide economic and security incentives for people to
stay home. You cannot seal the border. Even if you could, it would not address
the many who come on airplanes. (e.g., 20 to 25% of all Koreans are here
illegally. It might be higher for other Asian countries.) Building a bigger
fence and adding more military at the border will do little but cost us more.
It only makes some of you feel better, but it is racist in nature as you ignore
those from non-Latin countries. The Republicans are only arguing
about this to try to gain political advantage. They have zero interest in doing
the right thing or in helping solve the issue. None whatsover, so please stop
A serious president would go to Congress tomorrow proposing a change in the law,
simply mandating that Central American kids get the same treatment as Mexican
kids, i.e., be subject to deportation."And what should a serious
Congress do? Instead they grandstand in front of TV cameras claiming the
president is not enforcing the law then, as Mr. Krauthammer reluctantly points
out, the president is enforcing the law that Congress almost unanimously passed
in 2008 with the signature of the former president. Why doesn't Congress
stop the lying and the grandstanding and propose their own change to the law?
And why don't pundits like Mr. Krauthammer stop the same lies and the same
I don't understand why Krauthammer would be in favor of "reform"
(euphemism for legalization of illegal aliens). The same reasons why these
children must be deported immediately to their home countries are the very same
reasons why there must not be "immigration reform" (legalization):
rewarding illegality only results in more of the same.
“More nonsense.” Thank you Charles.That’s an
excellent summation of almost every Krauthammer article I’ve ever seen.Here he is placing the blame for the lack of border security on Obama,
after Republicans insisted on Sequestration. And sequestration has reduced
border security funding by billions.Sequestration, btw, is still in
effect.“Conservatives” who INSISTED on depriving border
security of necessary funding are rallying together once again to blame Obama
for their mistakes.No surprise there.
Here's the REAL immigration no-brainer: "Hmm. Stay here and put my
kids' lives at risk, or send them North, where they'll at least get a
few meals and won't be shot at (I hope)?"