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Good News, Bad News On The Border (Rats Shame Administration Into Half-Hearted Action Alert)
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/26/05 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 08/25/2005 10:54:15 PM PDT by goldstategop

The good news is Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff this week acknowledged we have a problem with our border.

The bad news is his solution is more judges and lawyers, not fences and enforcement agents.

There's no question Washington is becoming aware of the growing public frustration over the way our country is being invaded – not just by illegal aliens seeking work, but criminals, drug dealers and terrorists.

"The American public is rightly distressed about a situation in which they feel we do not have the proper control over our borders," Chertoff said in one of the great understatements of our time.

Imagine Gen. Custer saying: "Over that hill, I think there are friendly Indians."

Chertoff's answer? Adding more beds for detainees and making more judges and lawyers available. I'm not kidding. That's what he told reporters, including the New York Times, this week.

The misnamed "Homeland Security Department" is still treating the symptoms rather than the problem – chasing down a small percentage of illegal aliens and processing them rather than shutting off the source of the flood.

He did say that 142,500 illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico have been caught this year alone, compared with 39,555 in all of 2000. Many of these people, including some from terror-sponsoring states, are released into the United States before deportation proceedings because we don't have holding facilities for them.

Let me ask you a question: If these people are not U.S. citizens, and they are caught entering our country illegally, why do we need hearings for them?

Another "solution" offered by Chertoff: His staff is mapping every mile of the Mexican border, examining the heaviest entry corridors to figure out how to deploy 1,000 new Border Patrol agents he says Congress appears likely to provide in the coming year.

I guess we need to remind this administration that Congress previously approved 2,000 new Border Patrol agents for this year and each succeeding year for the next five – and the White House decided they were not needed. The problem is not legislation in Congress. It's a will to secure our border by the administration.

What did it take to evoke even this half-hearted response from Homeland Insecurity? It took two Democratic governors – Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona – declaring states of emergency due to increased violence along their borders with Mexico.

Perhaps the most outrageous statement from Chertoff, however, was what he had to say about citizen militias like the Minutemen, who have raised the visibility of this issue and deterred thousands of from entering our country illegally.

"The border is a very dangerous place," he said. "This is not a place for people to play as amateurs."

I would submit to you that it is Chertoff – a judge by training – who is the amateur attempting to deal with the problem of border security. The professionals on the line who risk their lives daily trying to protect our country from invasion overwhelmingly back the efforts of citizen support.

Richardson has characterized the Minutemen appropriately as "patriots." The Bush administration continues to think of them as "vigilantes."

It is the "professionals" in Washington who have allowed the border to become such a dangerous place. It's past time we "amateurs," the supposedly self-governing people of the United States of America, gave them some help and direction.

I'm so sick of this condescending attitude by effete, know-it-all politicians.

Can someone tell me what expertise Chertoff has in border security? Has he ever patrolled the border? Has he ever met with property owners who are seeing their homes and businesses overrun by invaders on a daily basis? Has he ever consoled the families of the hundreds of recent victims of border violence and illegal alien mayhem in this country? Does he sound like a battlefield general to you or more like a stuffed-shirt bureaucrat?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: borders; democrats; homelandinsecurity; illegalimmigration; josephfarah; michaelchertoff; worldnetdaily
What did it take to evoke even this half-hearted response from Homeland Insecurity? It took two Democratic governors – Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona – declaring states of emergency due to increased violence along their borders with Mexico.

Its a sad day when its the Rats who have to shame the Administration into half-hearted action to deal with the illegal alien crisis after decades of studiously pretending it didn't exist. And its not enough. We don't need stuffed shirt bureaucrats to "study" the problem - we need a fence and enforcement agents to clean out illegals already here. Make no mistake: if the U.S Government continues to dwadle on the issue, the American people will take matters into their own hands. No country can long maintain its sovereignty if it fails to control its own borders.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
1 posted on 08/25/2005 10:54:16 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

Nobody shamed the administration into anything. They've had a war to fight and a lot of other things to take care of. Now they're turning to immigration. The MSM is bad enough without having to deal with malcontents on the Right.


2 posted on 08/25/2005 10:56:31 PM PDT by balch3
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To: balch3

The Republican base got this going not the Rats.


3 posted on 08/25/2005 10:58:38 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: goldstategop
Richardson has characterized the Minutemen appropriately as "patriots." The Bush administration continues to think of them as "vigilantes."

Total BS from farah. richardson snubbed the minutemen. Chinagate figure richardson was on Hannity's show and snubbed and humiliated the minutemen and then minuteman leader chris simcox comes on and praises richardson.

Things that make you go hmm.

4 posted on 08/25/2005 11:01:39 PM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: goldstategop

Farah bit on the Dems and the rouse, only because he
often finds fault with Bush.
The Govs of AZ and New Mex talk border security and that
is all. They were asked about walls or fences and
that was a no. This is a game the Dems are playing.
They want no more security on the border than Vennie Fox.
To bad some folks dislike of Bush takes them into the
Democrat trap.


5 posted on 08/25/2005 11:02:52 PM PDT by SoCalPol (More Died At Chappaquiddic than Guantanamo)
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To: goldstategop
The other side of the story from Debbie Schlussel: how a crooked liberal lawyer named Morris Dees stole an American's land to have it awarded to illegal aliens:

Gaza in Arizona: How "Civil Rights" Attorney Morris Dees Seized American Land For Illegal Aliens

By Debbie Schlussel

You've read about him. You've seen him on TV. A past network TV movie about him, starring Corbin Bernsen, is now doing re-run hell on the Lifetime Channel.

To believe the conventional wisdom, Morris Dees, Jr. is a brave man who protects Blacks and Jews against White Supremacist Klansmen.

That's the PR, anyway. The truth is otherwise.

The real Morris Dees, chief of the misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is using our courts to take American land from Americans and give it to illegal aliens.

If this is the new civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning over in his grave.

It's beyond outrageous.

Two miles from the border with Mexico, U.S. citizen Casey Nethercott's dream ranch is now the property of Edwin Alfredo Mancia Gonzales and Fatima del Socorro Leiva Medina, both illegal immigrants from El Salvador.

And Nethercott didn't sell it to them. They took it by force, after trespassing on it to sneak into the U.S. All orchestrated by Dees.

Dees' legal squad used American courts to put Nethercott in jail and transfer his property to the illegals he tried to keep out.

According to the New York Times, Nethercott bought the Arizona ranch, "Camp Thunderbird," in 2003 for $120,000, his entire savings. He used the 70-acre property as headquarters for Ranch Rescue, a group like (and connected with) the Minutemen, which tries to keep our borders safe--since our government will not.

In March 2003, Nethercott and Ranch Rescue caught Mancia and Leiva sneaking into the country on a ranch near the Texas border. Even Mancia and Leiva admit that the Ranch Rescue members gave them cookies, water, and a blanket, and let them go after an hour.

But they accused Nethercott of threatening them and hitting Mr. Mancia with a pistol. Instead of trying the illegals for trespassing and kicking them out, Texas prosecutors tried and convicted Nethercott of gun possession by a felon (he previously served time in California for assault), and he is now serving five years in a Texas prison.

It gets worse.

In prison for the gun possession charge, Nethercott was unable to defend himself against a civil lawsuit filed by Dees and his gangster mob of lawyers on behalf of the illegals who claimed post-traumatic stress for their hour of cookies and water.

Dees took Nethercott's ranch to pay the default judgment of $850,000 against Nethercott (in addition to $600,000 garnered against two other men).

Perhaps this column should really be called, "How to Get Rich Quick for Illegal Aliens."

It gets even worse.

Dees and his SPLC also tried to get Nethercott's $60,000 in bail money transferred to the illegal immigrants. It was money Nethercott's poor mother obtained by mortgaging her home in order to post bail. Dees' lawyer mob also went after Nethercott's sister, a nursing assistant.

And you thought it couldn't get any worse? Think again.

Without filing these charges, Mancia and Leiva, the illegal immigrants would have been deported. Instead they are living comfortably in our country and have applied for visas available to immigrants who are the victims of certain crimes and cooperate with authorities. Until then, they are here on a year-to-year basis, with the help of Dees' lawyer thugs, and the approval of our irresponsible government.

Dees' organization should be called the Southern Impoverishment Law Center because he and his legal hucksters are playing perverted Robin Hood--stealing money from loyal, little-guy Americans who want to protect our borders and giving it to unworthy illegal immigrants who break the law and shouldn't be here.

Then, there is Dees' misrepresentation of what his "Law" Center is all about. As co-founder and chief trial counsel, he presents his non-profit group as a small civil rights organization David battling hate by neo-Nazi Goliaths. But SPLC is a multi-million dollar bully of lower and lower-middle class Americans with little means to defend themselves. And these days, few of them are supremacists and racists. Most are patriots who fight the plague of illegal aliens.

Its fiscal year 2003 tax forms show the SPLC had nearly $153 million in assets. It spent almost $24 million dollars in the year ending October 31, 2004. Dees, unlike the endlessly charitable, little paid lawyer portrayed in the TV movie, collected almost $300,000 in income and benefits that same year. (He gave thousands in campaign contributions to John Kerry, John Edwards and the Democratic National Committee.) Other directors and officers of this gangster lawyer conglomerate all made over $100,000, most almost $200,000 or more.

SPLC spent over a million dollars annually on swanky lobbyists who pushed to make laws easier for SPLC to ruin Americans like Nethercott. SPLC spent more than $12 million dollars in grants and "teaching tolerance" to law enforcement, schools, teachers, and students. If Casey Nethercott's case is any example, SPLC's "tolerance" is unbarred acceptance of outrage.

When asked about the illegal immigration problem and pressed on the urgency of the Minutemen, Dees told MSNBC's Chris Matthews, "The INS may not be doing its job to suit everybody, but neither is the SEC. There are millions of Americans who lost their money to white boys on Wall Street." And one poor American man who is lost his life and his property to a White boy in Montgomery, Alabama, named Morris Dees.

SPLC's tax forms proclaims its purpose is "providing legal services for victims of civil rights injustice and hate crimes." But who are the real victims here? Casey Nethercott, his co-defendants, and his family. The injustice is that he is in jail and lost everything. But there was no hate crime here--unless you count the hate Morris Dees harnessed and led through the court system to screw Nethercott at the expense of illegal aliens who got cookies and water.

The moral of this story: Turnabout isn't always fair play.

When Morris Dees is involved, it's a travesty of justice. No wonder people hate lawyers.

Outrageous? You bet! Its bad enough an American patriot is prosecuted, convicted and sentenced for protecting his own land from tresspassers. What's truly revolting is stealing the land from him and giving it to the illegals themselves. With this kind of travesty of justice, Debbie's right - people hate lawyers.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
6 posted on 08/25/2005 11:05:33 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Well I hope no one is dumb enough to think the demonrats really intend to do more than talk about the problem they themselves created.

They have some nerve creating the problem then attempting to use it for political gain.

7 posted on 08/25/2005 11:15:09 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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Chinagate figure bill richardson speaking at his true home.


8 posted on 08/25/2005 11:21:11 PM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: goldstategop

Neither party has done a thing to stop a problem on the border which has been obvious for quite some time.

CFR made it a point to issue its policy statement that there are going to be open borders with the US, and both parties are following that advice.

Both parties will make lots of noise, but nothing will have been done of any substance on this issue. There will be more amnesties, and no additional border enforcement.

If this issue is not addressed, it will become an incurable cancer for the nation, regardless of your liberal or conservative points of view.


9 posted on 08/25/2005 11:30:01 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota
If this issue is not addressed, it will become an incurable cancer for the nation, regardless of your liberal or conservative points of view.

The Republicans and Democrats are building the platform for a third party.

And the are doing a damn good job.

10 posted on 08/25/2005 11:36:05 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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To: goldstategop

The transparency of these particular rats is so revealing that it's humorous.


11 posted on 08/25/2005 11:42:41 PM PDT by hope (The Spirit of Karl Marx has possessed the democrats.)
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To: Black Tooth

Another newbe for the Dems.
The third parties gave us Carter and Clinton.
It splits the Republicans and thus a Dem in the
White House, the same bunch that sat on their ass
when the World Trade Center was bombed in '93,
the USS Cole bombed in 2000, etc.


12 posted on 08/25/2005 11:48:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (More Died At Chappaquiddic than Guantanamo)
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To: goldstategop; All
Crosslinked:

For "Thunder on the Border," click the picture:


13 posted on 08/26/2005 12:43:38 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: hope
I agree they don't mean it. Nevertheless Republicans should not get complacent. Illegal immigration is moving up the public's agenda and the longer the elites put off addressing it, the more expensive the eventual solution will be. Its time to act.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
14 posted on 08/26/2005 12:45:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Brimack34
The Republican base got this going not the Rats.

True enough. But it's a sad thing that conservatives have a couple of opportunistic democrat governors to thank for goading the administration into at least talking about doing something about the borders.

15 posted on 08/26/2005 3:42:24 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (San Francisco - See It Before God Smites It.)
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To: goldstategop

If conservatives really believed in limited government, they would challenge Democrat and Republican politicians to do something about making central and south Americans want to stay in central and south American nations. Most of the problems come from central and south American countries where the central governments own the natural resources and work product of the country.

Rather than spend hundreds of billions of dollars on a wall and deportation to deal with the severe threat to our national sovereignty and security that illeagal immigration presents, I'd rather use our military might to impose individual liberty and common sense limits on the power of central governments to own the wealth of those nations.

If the illeagal immigration problem is a threat to our sovereignty and security, we have a right to attack the problem at it's source; central government ownership of a nations wealth and severe restrictions on individual liberty and private property in countries with large numbers of illeagal immigrants in this country.


16 posted on 08/26/2005 6:38:12 AM PDT by yoswif
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