This past weekend I was on The Fox News Network’s, Fox & Friends, to talk about how the administration, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reported to the United Nations that the United States was advancing the cause of “Human Rights” by blocking the state of Arizona from enforcing immigration laws. I also discussed the way that smugglers are using boats to smuggle aliens into the United States, thereby circumventing the Border Patrol on the land border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico.
Now we have an article that appeared in yesterday’s (Monday’s) edition of the Washington Post that reports on a new deadly and truly insidious tactic employed by narcotics smugglers, that of using counterfeit police uniforms and vehicles that are disguised to appear as bona fide police cars.
I have provided you with the first few sentences of the news report that appeared in the Washington Post below. You can (and should) read that report in its entirety by clicking on the link I have provided.
This is the stuff of nightmares!
The news article begins by talking about how a a Border Patrol agent in Zapata, Texas encountered a smuggler who was dressed as a deputy and drove what appeared to be a genuine police vehicle. As it turned out, the vehicle was as phony as the uniform the “deputy” was wearing. The attempt was to get the smuggler and his load of marijuana past the Border Patrol. Fortunately the smuggler of the vehicle did not attempt to do what is now becoming a common practice in Mexico- using fake police cars and counterfeit uniforms to lull law enforcement officers into a false sense of security and then, when the time is right, gun down the real law enforcement officers and, as the article reported, kill a candidate for political office.
They have also taken to using other disguises such as Fed-Ex delivery vans and personnel, school buses and other seemingly innocuous disguises.
Chameleons, as I have often noted, use changes in coloration as a way to “hide in plain sight” among their intended victims. For humans, false identity documents can serve the same purpose. (The 19 terrorists who attacked our nation on September 11, 2001 used more than 300 false names or variations of false names in order to embed themselves.) This is why I have come to refer to “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” as the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act.” (Senator Jeff Sessions, in fact, quoted my Op-Ed article in the Washington Times on three separate occasions during the floor debates more than 3 years ago when Chuck Schumer and Ted Kennedy attempted to ram that legislative nightmare down our throats.)
Here is the Op-Ed I wrote back then:
Now the smugglers and drug cartels are taking to employing an even more horrific tactic! Imagine if they take it to the next level inside the United States and carry out “hits” inside the United States using these tactics!
Yet the administration has the chutzpah to go to the United Nations claiming that by blocking Arizona from enforcing immigration laws the United States is protecting “Human Rights?” How about the “Human Rights” of the 72 Mexican who were slaughtered?!
How about the fact that in Phoenix, Arizona there is an average of one kidnapping and/or home invasion being committed each and every day by thugs, often with connections to the Mexican cartels?
What about the economic impact of massive numbers of illegal aliens who not only take jobs Americans would be happy to do, especially as the unemployment rate continues to climb, but also because foreign workers, both legally and illegally present in our country generally attempt to send as much of the money they earn back to their families in their home countries, draining tens of billions of dollars from the United States economy? These tens of billions of dollars are wages that are not earned by American citizens or lawful immigrants. The money being sent out of our country is money that is not spent in the United States or invested in the United States.
Janet Napolitano, the secretary of DHS, the Department of Homeland Surrender has openly noted that at least 230 cities in the United States, from border to border and coast to coast have been infested by members of the incredibly violent Mexican drug cartels yet the administration is reportedly mounting a state by state review of deportation (removal) proceedings involving tens of thousands of aliens who do not have “serious” criminal convictions with the goal of dismissing the removal proceedings against them!
What will our nation do if members of the pernicious Mexican drug cartels operating throughout our nation, or if other transnational thugs conduct similar operations in America’s communities as we are seeing in Mexico where people can no longer trust police officers because the bad guys will take to the tactic of impersonating police officers in furtherance of their criminal goals including murdering political candidates as they are now doing inside Mexico?
Meanwhile, apparently ignoring the concerns I noted above, the administration and for such Congressional “leaders” as Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed and all of the other “usual suspects” it would appear that by attempting, in one way or another, to secure United States citizenship for illegal aliens that a pre-requisite for being granted United States citizenship is for the alien in question to run our nation’s borders and violate other ancillary laws in conjunction with their unlawful entry into our country! (To think that when I began working for the former INS an alien seeking to naturalize and become a citizen of our nation had to provide two witnesses who would attest, under oath to the “Good Moral Character” of the alien applying for citizenship! Furthermore, back then It wasn’t enough that an alien did not have convictions for crimes, INS agents would actually hit the street and conduct Good Moral Character (GMC) investigations of aliens applying for citizenship, interviewing neighbors and folks who worked with the alien who applied for United States citizenship!
It is worth remembering that under the administration of President Bill Clinton, a program known as “Citizenship USA” also known as “CUSA” was implemented that ostensibly was intended to clear up the backlog of applications for Untied States citizenship at immigration district offices around the United States. Under the aegis of this insane program, devised, in large measure by then Immigration Commissioner Doris Meissner, more than one million aliens were swiftly naturalized and it was ultimately determined that fingerprint checks had not been completed on all of them and that a significant number of these newly minted citizens (voters) were actually ineligible to become citizens!
You can see the report of the investigation into CUSA conducted by the Officer of the Inspector General here:
On August 3rd I was interviewed briefly by Neil Cavuto, on his his Fox News program, “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” to discuss the fact that a nun had been killed and two other nuns had been injured by an illegal alien who had been arrested on previous occasions and charged with drunk driving and was then released on his own recognizance pending the outcome of the deportation (removal) proceedings that had been initiated previously.
Here is a link to the video of my appearance on Neil’s show:
During my brief segment on Neil’s program he asked me, “What does it take for an alien to be kicked out of our country?”
I suggested to Neil, that he ask Janet Napolitano!
It is time for the politicians in Washington to live up to their oaths of office as well!
They must take to heart the statements made by the union leaders who represent the employes of Immigration and Custom Enforcement and do whatever is necessary to address these massive deficiencies as quickly and effectively as possible. The security of our nation and the safety of our citizens must, without equivocation take priority over any political goals or agenda.
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!
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!
We the People can add to the consternation of those 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 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 what I had to say, 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 two months, each and every member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. 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!