Skip to comments.Cops to President Bush: Stop the Invasion of Illegal Aliens
Posted on 01/31/2006 4:47:07 AM PST by FerdieMurphy
During the last presidential campaign cycle, many national and local police organizations, as well as individual officers and commanders, supported the reelection of George W. Bush. Commanders and rank-and-file officers understood the fact that compared to the alternatives, Bush was the right man to serve as Commander-in-Chief in wartime.
For instance, the nation's largest organization, National Fraternal Order of Police -- representing over 350,000 officers -- endorsed Bush, as did many local organizations such as the New York Police Department's Police Benevolent Association, Detectives Endowment Association and others.
But now there's increasing disenchantment with President Bush on his handling of illegal immigration and border security. More and more police agencies find themselves engulfed in crimes being committed by illegal aliens. Mexican nationals dressed in military uniforms are coming into the United States while they protect drug and human traffickers and yet our leaders in Washington a best offer lip-service, at worst ignore the problem not wishing to alienate a perceived voting block.
"The problem has gotten worse and worse each year and the only people debating the subject [of illegal immigration] are American citizens. The politicians -- local, state and federal -- ignore the will of the people," says one police chief who's mayor is pro-open borders.
Let's examine a recent complaint by one law enforcement commander, who is a Mexican-American himself:
Zapatas County, TX Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez says that the Mexico-US border problem is worsening. Sheriff Gonzalez said that Mexican troops, or those dressed in Mexican Army uniforms, continue to illegally enter the US on a regular basis.
Gonzales provides accounts of gunfire on the Mexico-US Texas border areas, on both Sunday and Tuesday, which even extended into residential areas. Gonzales said that individuals dressed in Battle Dress Uniforms (BDUs) and carrying automatic weapons were becoming a dangerous and escalating problem.
Gonzales also confirms that terrorist training camps (including those for the terror-gang MS-13) are active just South of Brownsville, TX in Mexico, something that been long believed by many police and security executives.
Yet, Sheriff Gonzales's pleas are being ignored by the mainstream news media and political leaders. When CBS News' 60 Minutes recently did a story on illegal immigration, the segment, hosted by Ed Bradley, was more propaganda than information. It was all emotion as opposed to being fact filled. And it was pro-illegal immigration.
According to US Customs and Border Protection agents, there have been 231 such incursions since 1996, an average of more than 28 per year. In addition, there have been cases of Middle Eastern men from terrorism-sponsoring nations gaining entry from Mexico into the US. Illegal aliens also commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, including murder, sex crime against children and armed robbery.
In one study of a sample 55,000 illegal immigrants serving prison sentences in the US, it was discovered that they are responsible for over 400,000 arrests and over 700,000 felony crimes. In Los Angeles, 95 percent of the outstanding arrest warrants for homicide are for illegal aliens, with 65 percent of the overall arrest warrants are for illegals.
This is a widespread problem and will eventually lead to more crime and violence. How can the President of the United States allow a foreign soldiers on US soil who are carrying automatic firearms? Where are the so-called gun control advocates in congress who wish to disarm American citizens? Are they not concerned with foreign nationals entering the country armed to the teeth? US police departments are outgunned and outmanned and no one save a few congressmen are displaying any concern.
And we continue to be taken for granted!
FReepers have been screaming that (close the borders) since FR's inception.
Fox & Friends just aired a story about a sheriff in Ohio who is billing the Feds for the cost of illegal immigrants in his county. They're not doing their job keeping them out of the country.
Supposedly 900 illegal immigrants in that sheriff's county alone. So...how is it that we can count them but we can't scoop them up and send them back?
I thought BDU's was basic duty uniforms.
This will be THE issue in upcoming elections.
Bush is giving Shrillary the election if she ever were to jump on the illegal bandwagon.
The House Committee on Immigration has told its Subcommittee on Law Enforcement to tell its Subcommittee on Latin American Affairs to tell ITS Subcommittee on "Trade With Mexico" to hold a hearing.
And the Senate is on top of it too. Today after Alito is confirmed, rumor has it that ONE senator is going to say the word "immigration" on the floor - and then go for cocktails.
See, nothing to worry about.
It looks like Conservative nationalism will win out. All it will take to make the "new world order" of global socialism fall flat on it's face is a war (which has already begun), and the global economy taking a nose dive. Socialism cannot survive without OPM, (other peoples money) and that becomes scarce during depressions.
I agree. It's absolutely disgusting how this admin ignores the problem. Bush would be wise to do something about the problem NOW, or else I'm afraid many will do as you suggest.
It's gets worse than that, the feds refuse to detain and deport most of the illegals when they're found out by local agencies. They just let them go their merry way...
Enough to make one's blood boil!
Actually the article is correct. It's Battle Dress Uniform.
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