Well, the Impartials and OpenMinded respondents here do as they always do...
showing no impartiality, nor open mindedness but rather berate and attack anyone
with a differing view than their own.
Another Anti-Semitic neo-Nazi domestic terrorist shoots up another Jewish
synagogue, this time during Passover.Chris Stewart cries FEAR
about fruit pickers, lawn mowers and laundry ladies.Hey Chris --
stop fanning you racist, bigotry and feeding the flames of Fascist fear, and address the actual TERRORISTS in America!
Thank you @Herbert Gravy for finally stating the truth: "How
many votes in the Senate does it take to pass the type of legislation to which
you refer?And, how many RINOS (ala John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lisa
Murkowski, et al) does it take to ensure the defeat of such
legislation)?"I am so weary of everyone saying the Republicans
couldn't even pass an immigration bill when they had the presidency, house
and senate. Oh, sure, they had the majority enough to head all the committees
but they did not have enough of a majority to pass anything else because the
dems voted against everything and the few repubs you mentioned are not really
republicans - they're dems hiding out as repubs. There was a really good
and fair immigration bill put forward and the dems & the RINOs killed it
immediately - probably without even reading it.
I agree...build that wall
I'm all for reasonable border security, but Stewart has become a Trump
parrot. Name one terrorist situation that has ever resulted from someone from
the named countries who has crossed the Mexican border. I'm betting it has
never happened. Stewart is on the scare bandwagon and provides no proof, no
data, no authentic examples. It's all a fiction meant to frighten
Americans. Stewart should be working for Trump, not serving in an independent
branch of our government.
Personally I don’t want one terrorist crossing the border. Just wake up
and smell the coffee they’re on their way
The only thing that congress does well is obstruct.
Global warming is a more debatable fear-mongering card than allowing our borders
to fail us by allowing anybody who wants to into the country illegally. Russia interference through the Democratic party, maybe a threat. It is beyond me why people in America would want to risk the life and safety
they have by allowing illegals flood coming in. Is this because they have
hard-heartedly taken political sides? To what end will people take sides and
vehemently defend something this common-sense? Thank you senator for
going and giving us more than what the media is feeding us (lies).
Thank you DN for the perfect picture of what Mr. stewart truly represents.Fire trump 2020.
Stewart is someone who has demonstrated how the "Peter Principle" works.
He is nothing more than a rubber stamp and cheerleader for Trump.He's worried about terrorists walking through miles of desert to get into
the U.S. to do their terrorist thingies.How did the previous
terrorists get here? Yes, they came legally, with a visa on a nice airplane.Trump rants against the FBI, and other intelligence organizations within
the U.S. borders. Most of the terrorism in the U.S. has been from homegrown
terrorists, white supremacists, and religious people.How is
Stewart's "plan" going to stop those people?Stewart
just likes making noises for Trump and getting his face in the media. Stewart
is ineffective in everything he does.
We’ve got plenty of homegrown terrorists to deal with.
While everyone is fixated on Latin Americans coming over the southern
border...... the most porous border we have is north, the border
with Canada, which is vastly longer, has far more forest and foliage cover, very
poor visibility to try and secure. In fact, in many areas there's no
I am so sick of congress. Don't they ever read their IN box?The
threat of OTM is well-known...yet they do nothing. Here's a sample of
available information from a decade ago:*A Line in the Sand -
Congressional report, 2006*Border security Covert Tests and Assessment -
GAO, 2008*Risk Assessment - Stanford/GMU study, 2009*Operation Red
Zone - Homeland Security, 2009They all say the same thing;
Terrorists can and do infiltrate the US through our porous borders.What we lack, Rep. Stewart, is the political will to enforce the law.The hidden message of Stewart seems to be that there are good illegal aliens
and bad illegal aliens, sort of like the message of the Utah Compact. That
concept doesn't work, does it? We either enforce our laws or we don't.
@FT wrote,"Rep. Stewart has proven himself to be a partisan fear
monger and has done nothing to get meaningful legislation passed."Stewart is following in the footsteps of Jason Chaffetz, who was modeling Ted
Cruz. Get into office, make a bunch of wild accusations, and bask in the glow
of the publicity that follows. You don't have to actually accomplish
anything to get people to vote for you.Hey, it worked for Trump,
Congressman Stewart says the agents could not stop the mother and child from
stepping foot into the U.S. and at that point had to honor the mother's
asylum claim. "As long as that's true, we'll never fix the
problem at the border," he says. What are we saying? That as long as people
can apply for asylum, we'll never fix the problem at the border? I see no
wrong with having an asylum process. It is wonderful to help those fleeing from
persecution, isn't it? I am rather surprised if the congressman is saying
we should do away with asylum. And, it does so seem that is what he is saying.
I reflect on it, though, and wonder if maybe he is saying that once she (the
mother with the child) applies, then we have to keep them in a detention center,
and those are overflowing. That's the only other thing it seems he could be
saying. Then, again, the article is about his fear of terrorists. Maybe he feels
the asylum process allows terrorists to get in. I think that would be
unfounded. Let in the poor and needy and screen out the terrorists. Why do we
suggest that isn't possible? Don't throw out the baby with the wash
water.-- John Jackson (aka Immifriend)
I believe that Rep. Stewart is obfuscating the issues here. If we are talking
about people seeking asylum, there are laws that dictate how we should treat
these people. Handling asylum seekers and border security are not the same
thing! Asylum seekers are not sneaking into the country; they are walking up to
the front gate and asking for something they are legally entitled to ask for
(but their case still needs to be adjudicated). Protocals are in place during
this review process; this has been going on for many years, and all of the
evidence indicates that asylum-seeking has not proven to be an effective way for
terrorists to enter the country.
@FTHow many votes in the Senate does it take to pass the type of
legislation to which you refer?And, how many RINOS (ala John McCain,
Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, et al) does it take to ensure the defeat of such
legislation)?You and I both know that the very same accusations were
leveled at the Democrats during the Obama presidency.
@direct_consent:"Chris Stewart is correct, I'm sure terrorists
can cross the border..."They certainly can and did... and flew
planes into the NYC Twin Towers.@Wasatch Al:"Is
representative Stewart also concerned about Russian intervention in our
elections?"Russians, or any other country, can intervene in our
elections all they want. Countries around the world are not subject to US
election law.@Immifriend:"I actually do see his point. If
a mother and child can just walk across the border and without being stopped,
that is a concern."They can just walk across the border anywhere
there is no wall. That's why Trump wants a wall."Somehow,
I cannot believe they just proceeded into whatever point in America they
wanted."They can do just that. It's called 'catch and
release.' The Border Patrol catches them as they step foot across the
border."The story seems misleading. In actuality, I would guess
they were taken to a detention center."They are taken to a
detention center, are given a court date to appear and plead asylum, then turned
loose to wander wherever they please.
Ah, a mother and child walking around a security fence? Sound the alarms.
Security alert. I jest. I actually do see his point. If a mother and child
can just walk across the border and without being stopped, that is a concern.
But, is that actually what is happening? Somehow, I cannot believe they just
proceeded into whatever point in America they wanted. The story seems
misleading. In actuality, I would guess they were taken to a detention center.
-- John Jackson (aka Immifriend)
There were six people on the watch list that crossed from October 2017 through
March 2018 who were not US citizens or permanent residents. Perhaps putting the
focus of our intelligence community on this is a waste of resources, and
suggesting it merely an effort to seek favour from the donald.
I believe this is more about currying favor from the President by supporting his
fearmongering agenda than about any legitimate security concerns.
@ P BundyOh, right.Please tell that to the folks in New
Zealand and Sri Lanka.Terrorism is certainly not the threat that
"global warming" is.Go figure.
We can believe Rep Stewart, who cites no evidence or even actual examples, or we
can improve our detection tools across the spectrum of ways to enter the United
States. Focusing on the southern border is just Trump's line and an
incitement to fear. I say do your homework and stop spreading this
misinformation. From the Associated Press, who did look into this issue :
"Despite their portrayal of Mexico as a teeming portal for terrorists, the
State Department issued a report in September finding 'no credible evidence
indicating that international terrorist groups have established bases in Mexico,
worked with Mexican drug cartels or sent operatives via Mexico into the United
States.'" To verify this quote, just take a sentence and search in
Google. Not hard to find this stuff which makes me wonder why folks prefer to
spread it rather than learn the facts.
Is representative Stewart also concerned about Russian intervention in our
elections?Last time I looked, Stewart is in Congress. What are some
of his solutions to these problems.
Chris Stewart is correct, I'm sure terrorists can cross the border,
I've been there I know how easy it is to cross the border. Mexicans with
automatic weapons escorted immigrants across the border just a day ago. Why the
other commentators can't see reality is beyond me!!!
I agree with Chris Stewart that we need to control who is entering our nation
through our southern boarder. I am as concerned as he is about the immigrants
from countries in the middle east who are passing through the same way as those
from Mexico and Central America. I also agree with Chris that this is a high
priority issue. Someday we might pay a high price for our negligence.
Stewart makes some good points, but it seems like he too is a little overly
complacent about the whole situation. The wrong kind of people can gradually
grind this nation and society to pieces, and the idea of someone bringing a
small nuclear device or some easily distributed anthrax (or something just as
dangerous) should be an obvious consideration . . . and our subsequent invasion
of some regime(s) on the other side of the planet with money we don't have
will not make it all better. We need to wise up and understand that failure to
recognize and enforce our borders can in fact spell the end of everything good
that's been fought for, built, or developed here.
All Chris Stewart has in his bag are hate and fear. "Socialism".
"Terrorism". "Religious Persecution",etc. etc. Stewart is
turning into a national showman. How about he answer constituent questions in
venues in SLC, not his pre-selected, white , republican bastions? Please vote
him hot n 2020.
The 'profound' things public officials say never cease to amaze me.
Has not ICE and the Border Cops been saying the same thing for years if not
decades, ESPECIALLY since 9-11? Stewart is a broken record that needs to pulled
off the turntable and thrown away! Or at the very least have his List of
Approved Buzz Topics taken away.
The GOP had the WH and both branches of Congress and they did nothing, zippo
when they could have passed their preferred legislation. Why? They love cheap,
easy labor more than the people keeping them in power. Rep. Stewart has
proven himself to be a partisan fear monger and has done nothing to get
meaningful legislation passed. If America wants to pass new legislation they
need to rid themselves of the current lot holding office right now, from the
President on down.
With all due respect, the Congressman needs to stop playing the fear mongering
card and worry about things that actually exist, like global warming, Russian
interference in our election process, and the U.S. continued fighting in
Afghanistan and Iraq. Or, perhaps he could help look into why so many people
along the Wasatch have such severe health issues related to the air quality