I just came across this short but important news report that appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune in the Friday, September 24th edition of that newspaper.
The article has a deceptively innocuous title but the subject matter is of literally grave significance.
I have highlighted the particularly salient points that you should focus on- the fact that of the 80,000 aliens who were deported to Ciudad Juarez from the United States, in the last three years, 28,000 had criminal convictions including 7,000 who had been convicted of rape and 2,000 who had been convicted of murder!
What is absolutely incredible is the fact that the mayor of Juarez has now asked that the United States stop deporting criminal aliens back to Mexico because in the last year alone, Ciudad Juarez had 2,200 murders thus far this year!
Mexico’s leaders apparently thought they had seen the last of these criminal thugs who have violated our nation’s borders and laws, and now these Mexican polticians are angered that we have sent them back home to Mexico!
Give this some thought- these aliens are obviously not simply attempting to take American jobs but apparently American lives!
Yet Janet Napolitano, secretary of DHS, and the Congressional “Bobble-heads” including Chuck Schumer, the Senator from the state of New York and the Chair of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee as well as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House have declared the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico “secure!”
As I am certain you know, Congress is supposed to be responsible for exercising “oversight” over the workings of our government. All the above have apparently confused “Overlook” with “Oversight!”
The state of Arizona, soon to be joined by nearly half of the other states of the United States of America is now being sued, in multiple lawsuits filed by the federal government for daring to take the immigration laws seriously!
The 28,000 aliens who were deported to Ciudad Juarez in the last 3 years and who have been found guilty of the crimes I noted above do not represent all of the criminal aliens who have been convicted of crimes and deported from the United States after serving their sentences for their heinous crimes.
Many more criminal aliens are still incarcerated serving their sentences for their crimes- many of those crimes were not, incidentally only committed in what are traditionally thought of as “border” states but were committed in states throughout the United States.
Many thousands of aliens who have committed felonies on our country are fugitives who are on the run and, in fact, may well have run all the way home- to their native countries in an effort to evade the “long arm of the law!”
Many of the victims of the crimes perpetrated by these alien criminals are members of the immigrant communities across our nation- yet when anyone advocates for the securing of our border against unlawful entry they are often referred to as “racists,” “extremists” or otherwise made the bear the brunt of the slanderous insults hurled by various so-called “pro-immigrant” organizations who know damn well that the very immigrants they claim to be concerned about are the most likely to fall victim to these criminal aliens from the four corners of the earth!
DHS is now, (once again) discussing the idea of flying criminal aliens into the interior of Mexico to make it a bit more difficult for them to illegally reenter the United States. By sending them to the interior of Mexico it will take these criminal bums days, rather than mere hours to run our nation’s borders once again and continue plying their “trades” on our nation’s streets in communities that stretch clear across our nation. If our nation’s borders were as secure as Chuck Schumer and company claim they are, why would we have to spend the extra money to make it a bit more difficult for these aliens to unlawfully reenter our country?
The simple answer- THE BORDERS ARE ANYTHING BUT SECURE!
Furthermore, once these illegal aliens make their way beyond the border, there are precious few ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents who will seek them out. They most likely will not come to anyone’s attention until they commit more rapes, more robberies and more murders!
I wonder why Stephen Colbert did not work this information into his “Congressional testimony” this past September 23rd when he was invited to provide comic relief to what is nothing less that a national disgrace and a nightmare for our citizens and lawful immigrants!
Perhaps the Chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee, Zoe Lofgren, can explain this to her constituents and, in fact to all Americans- especially the victims of these violent thugs who managed to enter our country and commit those vicious crimes!
Where the victims of these criminal aliens are concerned, perhaps she could call a meeting with the surviving family members of the victims who were slaughtered by the criminal aliens and explain what is humorous about this lunacy!
Perhaps the government would be able to whittle away at the deficit if they turned the Congressional hearing rooms into comedy clubs and charged a cover charge!
They could get rid of the position of “Chairperson” and replace it with the position of “Host” or “Emcee!”
If I sound incensed- I am! As an INS special agent I had a front row seat to the carnage created by our nation’s failures to secure its borders and create an immigration system that has real integrity. As a New York I had a front row seat to the carnage visited upon my city and our nation on February 26, 1993 and again on September 11, 2001 because of terrorist attacks carried out by terrorists who easily gamed the visa process and the immigration system to enter our nation and embed themselves in communities across our nation as they prepared to attack our nation and our citizens!
Not all that long ago, a terrorist by the name of Faisal Shazhad, the so-called “Times Square Bomber” nearly killed and maimed still more innocent victims at what is universally known as the “Crossroads of the World.”
The day after an airliner was nearly reduced to aluminum confetti in the skies over Detroit las Christmas Day, Janet Napolitano, the Secretary in charge of DHS, the Department of Homeland Surrender, said the system worked! I wrote a commentary shortly after her outrageous assertion. My statement was succinct: “If hope is not a strategy, then dumb luck is not a success!”
This is hardly a laughing matter.
It is time for the politicians in Washington to live up to their oaths of office!
It is unacceptable that the citizens of this nation be alienated by their own government especially where border security and the enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws are concerned and the “leaders” in Washington believe they can be as contemptuous of the citizens of our nation as they clearly are!
A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!
November 2nd cannot come fast enough!
We the People, throughout this nation must seek opportunities to make it clear to our political “representatives” that we understand their game plan and won’t tolerate it!.
I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels and members of al-Qaeda!
If reading this makes it difficult for you to sleep now- perhaps you could do something worthwhile- perhaps you might spend a couple of your sleepless hours writing letters to your elected representatives this evening and remind them that Election Day is just months away!
We the People can add to the consternation of these politicians who are failing to live up to their oaths of office by contacting them and making it abundantly clear that election day is coming and they should think of election day as their personal “Day of Reckoning!”
Our government must live up to its obligation of protecting its own citizens and, indeed, all who are present in our country from the criminals and terrorists who would threaten our lives and the survival of our nation and our way of life. In the end, the government is actually those who are elected to act as our “leaders.” Those who fail to truly lead and look out for those they are supposed to represent, need to be sent packing this coming Election Day!
If our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!
We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm’s way in defense of this nation and our citizens.
My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.
The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.
Any politician who refuses to work to secure our borders and create an immigration system that has integrity is either corrupt or too dumb to keep his (her) job. Any politician, irrespective of party affiliation who favors Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the outrageous betrayal that this would represent given the national security implications that this program would have, should be shown the door at the next election!
If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same. We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
In just 6 weeks each and every member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection and more than one third of the members of the United States Senate will have to face their constituents. They need to be reminded that they work for us, We the People!
However, the practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians.I implore you to get involved!
If this situation concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!