Thursday, May 27, 2010

If not Obama, Arizona, Military, then WHO?

The American public wants to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration but the federal government is trying to pass off responsibility while preventing enforcement by states like Arizona - which leaves us wondering who will actually do it.  Reminds me of the grade school song "Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?

President Obama: Who me?
American people: Yes, you!
President Obama: Couldn't be.
American people: Then WHO?

The latest answer was short lived.  It sounded like the military was going to be sent in to help fix the problem, but now comes the clarification that they will not be addressing illegal immigration:

US troops won't be used to stop illegal immigration: US
US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.

The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants. 

[How do they not see that the gun and drug problems are just symptoms of our broken immigration laws and the refusal to enforce them?]

President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of up to 1,200 additional troops to border areas but State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters, "It's not about immigration."

He said the move was "fully consistent with our efforts to do our part to stem, you know, violence, to interdict the flow of dangerous people and dangerous goods -- drugs, guns, people."

[Mr. Crowley, sir, please explain to me how interdicting the flow of people is NOT about immigration.  Do you really think that none of the "dangerous people" are illegal?  What, is it only Americans running the Mexican drug wars and killing 23,000 people in 3 years?  Good luck stemming the, you know, violence without enforcing the law and addressing the real problems.]

The border is a mess - oh, goody a terror watch for the TX-MX border! - is it too much to ask that SOMEONE enforce our borders and laws - preferably the department or agency that is SUPPOSED to be enforcing them?

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