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While advocates for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” or other such programs attempt to minimize the significance of America’s borders and immigration laws by referring to aliens who evade the inspections process as simply being “undocumented,” the reality is that aliens who evade the inspections process are un-inspected.
In fact, when I was an INS agent, my colleagues and I referred to method of entry used by aliens, who evaded the inspections process, as being EWI (Entry Without Inspection).
That inspections process is mandated by our immigration laws and by commonsense and was identified as a critical issue by the 9/11 Commission that focused on how to make that process more effective at preventing the entry of terrorists into the United States.
Here is something for you to consider- would you feel safe if you were preparing to board and airliner and saw several of the other passengers who were boarding the airliner you were scheduled to fly on, evade the TSA inspector at the airport? I am willing to bet you would refuse to get on board that airliner. As I have noted in the past- no one wants a window seat on a cruise missile!
Today there are millions of foreign nationals from every country on the planet living in towns and cities across the United States who evaded a similar inspections process that is supposed to prevent aliens who are criminals and terrorists or who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases, yet we are forced to live among those individuals and are likely to be branded a racist or nativist if we balk at this deplorable situation by immigration anarchists who employ the tactics of schoolyard bullies in an effort to quash meaningful discussions.
The administration and others claim that there are between eleven million and twelve million such aliens living in the United States yet no one has ever attempted to actually count all of these people. Those guesstimates are likely to be wrong- very wrong.
In 1986 the official estimate was that about one million to no more than 1.5 million illegal aliens were present in the United States. When the Immigration Reform and Control Act was enacted, providing amnesty to illegal aliens who met certain criteria, more than 3.5 million alien emerged from the “shadows” to acquire lawful status.
The point is that there is no way of knowing the actual number of illegal aliens are present in the United States.
The number of illegal aliens is significant for another reason- to determine how successfully our borders are being secured. Therefore the administration and advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) including members of Congress and organizations pushing hard for CIR such as the Chamber of Commerce, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the SEIU and a host of other such organizations want to create the illusion that the borders are secure to convince the citizens of the United States that everything is under control.
Of course there is far more to the dysfunctional immigration system than the issue of border security along the US/Mexican border. Similarly, more than illegal aliens are smuggled into the United States.
Over the past several years, a succession of news reports indicate that the arrest statistics provided by the Border Patrol are as meaningless as the unemployment percentages provided by the United States Department of Labor. The Labor Department issues unemployment rates that are worse than worthless- they fail to take into account tens of millions of American workers who have given up seeking employment. Border Patrol arrests are thoroughly “cooked” and ignore aliens who were admitted into the United States via the inspections process. It is estimated that nearly half of all illegal aliens present in the United States did not run our borders but were admitted through ports of entry and subsequently violated the terms of their admission.
I have noted on many occasions that a far better metric for determining border security (or lack thereof), than the “cooked” arrest statistics of the Border Patrol is the price and availability of heroin, cocaine and other illegal narcotics that are smuggled into the United States.
This was the focus of my article for CAPS. Additionally, with all of the concern about crime and violence in the United States, it is vital to know that much of the crime- especially violent crime in the United States is inextricably linked to the drug trade and drug addiction.
This methodology for deterring the security of America’s borders was also an issue I raised during my interview on Fox & Friends on May 22nd
when we discussed the arrest of a hapless U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who apparently inadvertently entered Mexico with firearms he was duly authorized to own and carry in the United States and was arrested by Mexican law enforcement officers.
You will likely be surprised to know which of America’s 50 states currently has the highest percentage of heroin seized by the DEA, accounting for 35% of all heroin seized nationwide. (Hint- it is a state that is not not near the US/Mexican border) yet the heroin seized came from Mexico.
The importance of our borders and our immigration laws cannot be overemphasized. In the war on terror and transnational gangs, they are our first line of defense and our last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals. They are equally important to American workers who are facing unfair competition from foreign workers, aided and abetted by the administration and advocates for “Sanctuary Cities” and Comprehensive Immigration Reform,