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My piece was predicated on the concerns about extremely dangerous communicable diseases such as the Ebola virus, spreading to the United States by people entering the United States who are infected with this potentially deadly virus.
It is more than a bit ironic that when open borders advocates, whom I have come to refer to as the immigration anarchists, have spoken about the unfairness inherent in enforcing our immigration laws, they invoked a romanticized version of Ellis Island. Of course, Ellis Island was, in reality, a quarantine station that was operated by Public Health officials as well as officials of the Immigration Service.
Our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against aliens whose presence would pose a threat to the safety and well-being of America and Americans.
It is essential that any discussion about immigration be fact-based. The false vitriolic accusations routinely made by the immigration anarchists about those of us who understand the true nature and importance of our immigration laws need to be seen for what they are. Our nation cannot defend itself and its citizens from foreign nationals (aliens) who suffer dangerous communicable diseases and sever mental illness. Nor can we be protected from transnational criminals or international terrorists if our borders remain porous and if our immigration laws are not enforced.
It is astonishing that even in this post 9/11 world with increasing threats posed by terrorists, transnational criminal organizations and the threats posed by aliens suffering from dangerous communicable diseases, the administration and all too many politicians from both parties will do everything they possibly can to find lame excuses to not actually secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. For the most part they are seeking to garner massive campaign contributions from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a long list of corporations, special interest groups and others who profit greatly by providing easy access to our nation by aliens from around the world irrespective of any threats they may pose to our wellbeing.
There are many more components to the immigration system than our southern border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico. In point of fact, I discussed the many components of the immigration system in my July 7, 2014 FrontPage Magazine article, “Border Security and the Immigration Colander.”
Here is the first paragraph to be found in the preface of The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel:
“It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.”
For years the administration has claimed that our southern border has never been more secure. If you want to know what the truth is, you need to watch the documentary, “Border States of America,” hosted by actor Nick Searcy. I am proud to appear in this important, hard-hitting documentary. It is available for free online by clicking on the link. Contributions to defray the cost of this film are, however, welcome.
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.