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THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THE SEQUESTER

Posted by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:31 AM
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Out of President Obama's sequestration doomsday predictions, the one which best encapsulates what famed Washington Postreporter Bob Woodward described as "madness" involves illegal immigration. And it is no laughing matter.

A few hundred illegal immigrant detainees were released by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which probably led to the early "retirement" of ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations Director Gary Mead. ICE plans to let loose between 5,000 and 10,000 additional illegal immigrants to meet the terms of the sequester. Confirming the story this week was The Washington Examiner.

But don't worry: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has informed us that the illegals being released are "very low-level, low-risk detainees.” According to this New York Times profile, that can also be defined as illegals with convictions for “simple assault, simple battery, and child abuse." Are you comforted yet?

I have studied our porous Southern border closely. In 2006, I produced the award-winning documentary Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration. Since that time, the situation and the drain on our social services and entitlement programs have become even more dire.

With President Obama rushing to give every illegal immigrant a pathway to citizenship, what he and our leaders in Congress should do is tell the truth about the state of the fence at our southern border and asking: Why hasn't the border fence been built? 

To get that answer, we must look back to the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush. While it authorized the construction of hundreds of miles of "at least two layers of reinforced fencing," the law was subsequently amended heavily by then-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and others who gave DHS bureaucrats the ability to use less secure fencing at their discretion.

As Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama pointed out during a February 13 Judiciary Committee hearing, with more than $600 million in appropriations, and out of the 700 miles of fence we were promised, only 36 miles of doubled-layered fence actually exist. The rest of the fencing consists of single-layer fence or just small "vehicle barriers" designed to stop cars, which any pedestrian could easily hop over. This is an outrage and one of the reasons Washington politicians are so unpopular.

Now, while the border fence construction has essentially stopped, Mexican cartels continue to smuggle weapons, drugs, and illegals into our country who are more likely to commit crimes and fill our prisons. The United State Attorney General's office has released statistical reports showing crime rates along the southern border is increasing, with drug smuggling posing a serious organized crime threat for the country. And throughout the border, desperate Southern states have erected signs warning citizens to avoid certain federal lands because of the high levels of human and drug trafficking.

Before Congress discusses comprehensive immigration reform, we must enforce the laws on our books, finish building a legitimate and effective fence for the 21st century, and further secure our border with boots on the ground. With enemies throughout the world who do not wear uniforms, our liberty can only be secure if we know exactly who is coming into the country. If we are a nation of laws, we cannot reward lawbreakers while punishing those who wait in line to find a better life. And if we are to cut the size of government while reducing the burden placed on law enforcement and social services, conservatives must unite and finally get our border secured first.

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happy41ce
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:33 AM

yay! My husband will be paying for more people on PA! O,o

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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Another example of the Obama administration staff choosing to make the sequester cuts as painful as possible - rather than using discretion in determining how to make the cuts without harming the American people.

This is a crime - releasing criminals!

Releasing illegals on to our streets with convictions for “simple assault, simple battery, and child abuse." Violent crime and child abuse! And these are the "low level" criminals. Would we release CITIZENS convicted of these crimes? NO. Why illegal immigrants? This makes absolutely no sense.

And 5,000 to 10,000 more are scheduled to be released. And our borders are not secure. 

Good job, Mr. President. You see, I have an eye problem.  I can't see your administration going back to work again.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM

What is PA! O,o?

Sorry, I only know acronyms from my company, the military, some economic terms, and some miscellaneous ones.

Help! Thanks. :)


Quoting happy41ce:

yay! My husband will be paying for more people on PA! O,o



happy41ce
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 3:01 AM
Public assistance. Immigrants can still Get foodstamps..

Quoting SallyMJ:

What is PA! O,o?

Sorry, I only know acronyms from my company, the military, some economic terms, and some miscellaneous ones.

Help! Thanks. :)



Quoting happy41ce:

yay! My husband will be paying for more people on PA! O,o




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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 3:12 AM

Ah - and criminals at that.

Please, would you steal money from the American people - and by the way, we don't care that you assault men, women and children. 


Quoting happy41ce:

Public assistance. Immigrants can still Get foodstamps..

Quoting SallyMJ:

What is PA! O,o?

Sorry, I only know acronyms from my company, the military, some economic terms, and some miscellaneous ones.

Help! Thanks. :)



Quoting happy41ce:

yay! My husband will be paying for more people on PA! O,o






29again
by Gold Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 3:22 AM
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What is so awful about enforcing the laws that we already have on the books?  And for goodness sake, how in the world can we possibly get a handle on the immigration problem if we don't have secure borders?  This seems to be kindergarden stuff, yet the "smartest" people in the country don't get it.

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 5:26 AM

Calm down.  These few hundred detainees are out on supervised release while their cases continue in court.  Unless....   you like the idea of your tax dollars going to feed and house illegal immigrants when it would be cheaper to do supervised releases...

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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 Barry's attempting to outrage the public, by doing this. It IS an outrage.

The shameful thing is existing laws aren't being enforced. How hard is it to do that? I'm just sick and tired of these elected officials that are incompetent. Most of them couldn't find their dicks if the lights were turned off.

Is this an impeachable crime?

 

Are we moving forward yet??

Quoting SallyMJ:

Another example of the Obama administration staff choosing to make the sequester cuts as painful as possible - rather than using discretion in determining how to make the cuts without harming the American people.

This is a crime - releasing criminals!

Releasing illegals on to our streets with convictions for “simple assault, simple battery, and child abuse." Violent crime and child abuse! And these are the "low level" criminals. Would we release CITIZENS convicted of these crimes? NO. Why illegal immigrants? This makes absolutely no sense.

And 5,000 to 10,000 more are scheduled to be released. And our borders are not secure. 

Good job, Mr. President. You see, I have an eye problem.  I can't see your administration going back to work again.

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."---Thomas Jefferson

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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I don't remember any other President refusing to enforce laws.

Isn't that his job? Only if Congress changes the law, or the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional is he not to enforce the law - even if he disagrees with it.

Another example of O thinking he is King of America.


Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Barry's attempting to outrage the public, by doing this. It IS an outrage.

The shameful thing is existing laws aren't being enforced. How hard is it to do that? I'm just sick and tired of these elected officials that are incompetent. Most of them couldn't find their dicks if the lights were turned off.

Is this an impeachable crime?

 

Are we moving forward yet??

Quoting SallyMJ:

Another example of the Obama administration staff choosing to make the sequester cuts as painful as possible - rather than using discretion in determining how to make the cuts without harming the American people.

This is a crime - releasing criminals!

Releasing illegals on to our streets with convictions for “simple assault, simple battery, and child abuse." Violent crime and child abuse! And these are the "low level" criminals. Would we release CITIZENS convicted of these crimes? NO. Why illegal immigrants? This makes absolutely no sense.

And 5,000 to 10,000 more are scheduled to be released. And our borders are not secure. 

Good job, Mr. President. You see, I have an eye problem.  I can't see your administration going back to work again.

 



jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM

You are attempting to manufacture outrage where there really is none.   Nobody's outraged - this happens sometimes.  Sorry.  :( 

"Barry", AKA the POTUS, didn't do this.  ICE did this, to ensure they stay within their budget by putting the low-risk detainees on supervises release.

"Barry" also isn't soley responsible for the sequester.  They all are.

And what "crime", exactly, are you asking might be impeachable?

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Barry's attempting to outrage the public, by doing this. It IS an outrage.

The shameful thing is existing laws aren't being enforced. How hard is it to do that? I'm just sick and tired of these elected officials that are incompetent. Most of them couldn't find their dicks if the lights were turned off.

Is this an impeachable crime?

 

Are we moving forward yet??

Quoting SallyMJ:

Another example of the Obama administration staff choosing to make the sequester cuts as painful as possible - rather than using discretion in determining how to make the cuts without harming the American people.

This is a crime - releasing criminals!

Releasing illegals on to our streets with convictions for “simple assault, simple battery, and child abuse." Violent crime and child abuse! And these are the "low level" criminals. Would we release CITIZENS convicted of these crimes? NO. Why illegal immigrants? This makes absolutely no sense.

And 5,000 to 10,000 more are scheduled to be released. And our borders are not secure. 

Good job, Mr. President. You see, I have an eye problem.  I can't see your administration going back to work again.

 



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