NEW YORK – With the Obama administration reportedly prohibiting Border Patrol agents from talking to journalists about the thousands of youthful illegal aliens housed in DHS detention centers across the Southwest, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says he is organizing his own “border patrol” consisting of members of Congress so they can see for themselves the reality of what is being described as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum gestures as he speaks during a forum sponsored by the Christian Family Coalition, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 in Miami.
Florida’s attorney general and a group of state lawmakers moved Wednesday to push the Sunshine State into the forefront of the national illegal immigration debate with a bill modeled after Arizona’s controversial law — only, they claim, with a better shot of withstanding a court challenge.
State Attorney General Bill McCollum, following the lead of Virginia’s top prosecutor, also issued an opinion saying state law enforcement already have the right to ask about immigration status in the course of their duties.
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AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today described the rapid escalation of drug cartel-related killings in northern Mexico, and said that absent federal action it was only a matter of time before communities on the Texas side of the border would be further swept up in the violence.
“Washington has been an abject failure at securing the border, leaving it vulnerable to exploitation, and our citizens exposed to grave danger,” Gov. Perry said. “An unsecured US-Mexico border is a serious national security threat, menacing the safety and security of our citizens, and the federal government is obligated to secure it. Our citizens deserve the best possible effort to protect them from this advancing network of criminal gangs.”
by Alexander Villarreal
I am hispanic, I live in Texas and I agree with Sylvia Allen. If securing our border is such a bad idea why in the world are we the only country that doesn’t do it?
I think that maybe we should have two fences with many stations the length of the fence. Equipped with cameras stratigically placed, Border Patrol Agents in the stations and Trained Dogs wearing cameras running free between the stations. This would deter many unlawful crossings.
I also believe that this non-sense about profiling is all political driven. I have been pulled over and profiled all my life way before this most recent issue.
I have had my car searched and though I complained then, I have enough sense now to realize nothing has been lost but time.
Of all the times I have been stopped, I was always released and allowed to go on my merry way. Being a law abiding citizen helped. The police were only doing their job and instead of cursing them we should be thanking them and praying that they continue to serve us well.