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August 02, 2006

The Border

So here we've got a gubmint telling us they really give a $#!% about our concern for our borders and the riddance of illegal aliens. They want amnesty, we want law enforcement. Man versus government. This is not what all those folks died for in the American Revolution, but this is what our elected officials are giving us.

They say they're not.

They give us good stories as proof, such as this one.

The United States Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced today additional resources to enhance the enforcement of immigration laws and border security along the Southwest border. The Department of Justice will add 20 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) to the five federal law enforcement districts along the border: the Southern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the District of Arizona, the District of New Mexico and the Southern District of California. These 20 AUSAs will prosecute only immigration-related offences, including alien smuggling, entering the United States without inspection, illegal re-entry, possession of firearms as an alien, illegal employment of undocumented aliens, human trafficking and document fraud. The additional resources will be funded by a $2 million supplemental appropriation that was requested by the President and approved by Congress. The hiring process will begin immediately.

The Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program will provide funding for five new AUSAs – one in each of the federal districts along the border – to prosecute drug trafficking organizations responsible for smuggling illegal narcotics across the Southwest border.
In addition to the 25 new prosecutors, in the coming months the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will also identify several attorneys who will be designated as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys to prosecute immigration offenses along the Southwest border.
“As a nation of laws, it is important that those who cross our borders illegally or smuggle drugs are prosecuted swiftly and fairly,” said Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. “These new prosecutors will help ensure that our immigration and drug laws are aggressively enforced.”


Going further

According to Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar and National Guard Bureau General Steven Blum,

Let me tell you that right now, since the beginning of the fiscal year, we have added 598 Border Patrol agents to the cadre of the Border Patrol. As we speak, there are approximately 654 Border Patrol agents at the United States Border Patrol Academy. Narcotics. We are up by 20 percent. I will tell you that I strongly believe that one of the reasons that we are up in the interdiction of narcotics is because of the expansion capability that the Guard has given us along our nation's borders, our enhanced capacity to actually take in more of the border. We are up by 20 percent in the area of narcotics apprehensions, over 1.2 million pounds of narcotics so far this year.


As we speak today, because of the general National Guard deployments, we have placed 250 badges back on the border, 250 Border Patrol agents that were previously doing non-direct enforcement work. How have we done that? By actually placing National Guard personnel to handle our law enforcement communications assistant work; by, in some cases, building or maintaining roadways that we used to have to do on our own; by actually placing them on entry identification teams that used to be manned by Border Patrol agents. Now they are manned by the Guard personnel and directly supported by Border Patrol agents on the ground. In addition to that, we have at our checkpoints -- this is a checkpoint depiction of south Texas -- that is over 5,000 pounds of narcotics that were found in a semi trailer. When agents or canines detect this contraband, in the past, we would have to pull in Border Patrol agents from the field in order to offload and things of this nature. Now the Guard personnel are doing a lot of the searching, a lot of the seizing, a lot of what we used to have to be doing on our own.

The government, sad to say, has been bullshitting us on the illegal immigration problem for quite some time. They've regalled us with lovely phrases and stories, dishing out theories on "work Americans won't do" that aliens with work permits and amnesty for their criminal presence in our country will. They approve a protective bill we all like with one gesture, then later vote almost unanimously not to fund it.

Our government, those folks we elected and reelected to govern according to the will of the American people, from the President on down, despite the powerful dissent of we, the people, are dead determined to infest this nation with unwanted illegal aliens.

Screw them, let us all stay right on top of the SOBs and make sure they're doing what they were elected to do, or vote the sorry, treasonous sons of bitches out....

Posted by Seth at August 2, 2006 06:23 PM


Illegals do the jobs "Americans won't do". I must be the lowest of the low. I worked those jobs until, one after the other,they were sent to Mexico--Yes, Mexico--for the cheap labor.I watched the company hire part-time,spanish-speaking,self-admittedly illegal immigrants who worked along side of us. I went back to school and obtained a much lower paying job. How long till I get replaced again?

Posted by: martyable at August 3, 2006 05:25 AM

Martyable --

Thanks for visiting.

Illegal Mexicans are everywhere now, even in small towns in the far suburbs, all over the country.

What ticks me off is that everybody in every one of those towns knows who the criminal aliens are, especially the tradesmen and other workers who are losing their livelihoods, but none of the local authorities are lifting a finger to do anything about it.

There's a jurisdictional element involved -- the government, who are bullshitting us from the President on down, insists on being the sole authority in the issue, yet refuses to support the locals in the event that they try to deal with the problem.

Face it: With only a few exceptions, our representatives and senators are determined to fuck the country in order to provide cheap labor for their campaign contributors, no matter what the people want. This is not the America that was founded in 1776, not even close.

Posted by: Seth at August 3, 2006 05:51 AM

If the danged GOP can't get their arms around this issue correctly, they run the risk of responding to Speaker Pelosi, because the Democrats will be elected merely by default. We the people are not wishy washy about this issue, neither should our elected "representatives" be wishy washy. If they don't get it right soon, they're going to be very suprized come Nov.

Posted by: Old Soldier at August 3, 2006 01:07 PM

Yes, Old Soldier, and the time from now until then is getting real short.

Maybe instead of bricks, we should be sending large hourglasses with stickers on the ends bearing the date of election day.

Posted by: Seth at August 3, 2006 02:35 PM

Hey Seth,
I think I am going to find and vote for the independents from now on.

BTW, I hear Ogre has been telling everyone that he can do better belly flops than anyone else.
I told him that you were pretty good at that stuff and could give him a run for his money.
If I was going to be there I would show him up but I have to go to Colorado instead...

Have a hell of a weekend

Posted by: Michael at August 4, 2006 10:57 AM

Michael --

I had to come home Saturday, as a potential client who has to leave the states needs to come and see me tomorrow.

However, Friday and early Saturday were the greatest time I've had in ages, and since Friday was my birthday, well, wow!

It was awesome seeing Kat again and meeting her wonderful family, meeting Always On Watch and her cool hubbie, and earlier today seeing Ogre again and meeting his great kids.

I wish I could have stayed the entire weekend!

Posted by: Seth at August 5, 2006 05:32 PM