AWCheney’s Forum On Immigration

Border Security…NOW!

Although the task of physically closing the border would seem to be insurmountable, what about those U.S. security fears following 9-11 which led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the passage of the Patriot Act? We sacrificed many of our freedoms to have those fears alleviated (which I thought was a bad idea from the get-go…just ask my husband about my tirades at the time)? What about that incredible power over our lives that we willingly turned over to so few people in our government on the promise that they would give us that security in exchange for the liberty we were abrogating? Well, here’s what’s happening with at least part of that promise:

This is part 2 of a 4 part series that aired in December of 2007…well worth your time to watch. The links to parts 1, 3, and 4 are as follows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3PpaY-Gx5Q&feature=related Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ZdJqOkxfg&feature=related Part III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ZuFChoINI&feature=related Part IV

We most often speak of our porous Southern border in terms of multitudes of illegal unskilled workers, gangs, and drugs being smuggled into our country…but how about those folks?

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July 7, 2008 7:10 am Posted by | Illegal Immigration | , , , , , | 18 Comments

Border Security?

There is little argument in the illegal alien debate that our borders are extremely porous, and there is well-founded concern that physical barriers are highly ineffective (watch what is happening in the background during the President’s interview):

The completion of the NASCO (North American SuperCorridor Coalition) superhighway will actually extend the “border” through the heart of the United States. If we are unable to control the borders we already have, how are we possibly going to secure this superhighway?

What’s the answer? Is it stronger enforcement of immigration laws, particularly those which affect the economic standards of illegal aliens in this country, thus hoping to encourage attrition and discourage others from coming? Is it stronger laws and penalties for violations of immigration laws, as they have in Mexico? Is it stronger enforcement and increased penalties against employers of illegal aliens? Is it a combination of these, or something else that might be the answer? Or do we just open up the borders and throw up our hands in resignation (North American Union)?

Anybody have any suggestions?

July 1, 2008 3:32 am Posted by | Illegal Immigration | , , , , , | 32 Comments