I'm going to keep this blog as simple as possible in an effort to reach as many people as possible on this highly important issue facing each and every single honest, hard-working, tax-paying, legal American citizen today.
Illegal Immigration is a huge problem and I will break down exactly how costly it is every year.
IF You are one of these Americans who don't think Illegal Immigration is a huge problem.
You need to see exactly how much Illegal Immigation Costs America/Americans every year.
$338 Billion a Year on Illegal Immigrants is too much to ignore! Amnesty is going to Cost Tax Paying American Citizens AT LEAST $2.6 Trillion!
Isn't that reason enough for any elected official to be in support of sealing the border and enforcing our rules of law?
You'd think so wouldn't You. Amnesty Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers at Least $2.6 Trillion
The Heritage Foundation Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Aliens Estimated at $600M in L.A. County
I Bring up these Costs because Many Americans but NOT a Majority are Still UnEducated/UnInformed or Flat Out Ignore the Damage being done by Illegal Immigration. A Border Fence like the Border Fence Constructed down in San Diego was Approved by the Majority of Americans Who Demanded their Representatives in DC to Fund Building a Border Fence Along the Sothern Border.
President Bush Actually Caved in towards the End of His Presidency and Signed a Border Fence Bill into Law to begin Building this Fence.
President Bush this morning signed into law a bill authorizing the federal government to install fencing, cameras, motion sensors and other types of barriers to stem illegal immigration along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border."This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will help make our borders more secure," Bush said before signing the legislation."We have a responsibility to secure our borders," Bush added. "We take this responsibility seriously."We're modernizing the southern border of the United States so we can assure the American people we are doing our job of securing the border." President Bush signed into law Thursday a broad measure that calls for fencing a third of the 2,100-mile border between the United States and Mexico. "This bill will protect the American people, this will bill make our borders more secure. It is an important step in immigration reform," Bush said from the White House Roosevelt Room before putting pen to paper. Bush was joined by Vice President Dick Cheney, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, House Majority Leader John Boehner and several other lawmakers and administration officials.
Bush said the United States is a nation of immigrants but also a nation of laws."Unfortunately, the United States has not been in complete control of its borders for decades, and therefore, illegal immigration has been on the rise. We have a responsibility to address these challenges, we have a responsibility to enforce our laws, we have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility seriously," Bush said.
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 gives the secretary of Homeland Security 18 months to get "operational control over U.S. international land and maritime borders" by improving surveillance through personnel and technology as well as "physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful border entry and facilitate border access by U.S. Customs and Border Protection." The measure provides for at least two layers of reinforced fencing and the installation of additional barriers through 700 miles of portions of California, Texas andArizona. The legislation also demands the secretary report to appropriate committees in Congress on its progress and "the necessity, feasibility and economic impact" of the construction. It also gives the Department of Homeland Security the authority to decide where to use the fencing and where to use the department's preferred option of a virtual fence comprised of cameras, vehicles barriers, checkpoints, lighting and motion sensors, which officials say is more economical and just as effective. New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg estimates that about half the 700 miles will actually be fence.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the project will cost roughly $2.2 billion, or about $3.2 million per mile. Other Liberal Lamestream Media Sources Confirm this Event Really Happened also.
Before and After Bush Signed the Border Fence Bill into Law to be Built, it had the Large Majority of Support of the American People because Most Americans Understand this Important Issue.
Support for Mexican border fence up to 68% By Rasmussen Reports Published: 2:33 PM 07/29/2010
Build it and they won’t come: 68% of American voters want a border fence August 1, 2010
The Better Part of 56% have this issue Right, the other have don't have a Clue!56% Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Immigration Law - Rasmussen Reports™
Don't Get Much Higher than 85% on Most National Polls! 85% is about as close to a Majority of American Citizens as You can get! Wake up Politicians & give the American People what they Want! 85 percent of Americans want combat troops sent to the border - Immigration Reform Examiner
Still this Border Fence has NOT been Completed Yet. Why is that? You May ask. It wasn't lack of Effort on the Part of Republicans in Congress like SC Senator Jim DeMint.
Here I'll List at Least Five Separate instances where Jim DeMint Fought/Argued FOR this Border Fence to be Funded and Constructed.
1. Finish the Border Fence Now - Posted May 27, 2010
2. DeMint to attach border fence language to financial bill - By Jordan Fabian - 05/05/10 04:07 PM ET
3. DeMint Wants Mexican Border Fence — as Part of FinReg Bill - May 6th, 2010
4. Jim DeMint Wants to Finish Mexican Border Fence — as Part of FinReg Bill - By Mike Lillis 05.05.10 - 6:15 pm
5. Senate defeats DeMint's bid to finish U.S.-Mexico border fence - By James Rosen McClatchy Newspapers - Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 WASHINGTON —
The Senate late Thursday defeated Sen. Jim DeMint's bid to require completion of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border within a year.
So Who Stood in the Way of the Funding and Construction of this Border Fence? I'm Glad You Asked!
Border Fence Project Placed on Obama’s Back Burner - Monday, June 21, 2010 OBAMA CUTS TARGET MILITARY, FALLEN POLICE, THE BORDER FENCE AND MAYBE MEDICARE John G. Winder, The Cypress Times Published 05/08/2009 - 4:22 p.m. CST
Obama Administration Pulls Plug on ‘Virtual’ Border Fence Posted on January 14, 2011 at 9:51pm Senate Approves Border Spending Bill, Heads to Pres. Obama for Signature Friday, August 13, 2010, 7:51 AM EST - posted on NumbersUSA
Obama administration ends high-tech border fence By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press – Sat Jan 15, 3:12 am ET Obama Administration ends work on border fence - February 18, 2011
Obama administration scraps border fence Critics say project didn't boost security and was waste of taxpayer money 1/14/2011 8:34:55 PM ET 2011-01-15 T01:34:55
Why Did the Building of the Border Fence Stop? - By Jeff Lukens - Published 06/14/2010
Again I Will Remind You that AT LEAST 56% of Americans Are Against Obama's Opposition to Building the Border Fence.
Here is the Poll Proving this AGAIN! The Better Part of 56% have this issue Right, the other have don't have a Clue! 56% Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Immigration Law - Rasmussen Reports™
How does President Obama Reward Homeland Security when it doesn't Secure the Border or Enfore America's Rule of Law?
How about with a BIG FAT RAISE! You heard Me Right!
Homeland Security Gets Boost in New Budget http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/02/14/Homeland-Security-Gets-Boost-in-New-Budget.aspx
AZ Sheriff's thinks Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is in a "Trace" I Think She's Smoking Something ESPECIALLY Since She used to be the Previous AZ Governor before Jan Brewer took over for her when Obama picked her to head up The Homeland Security Position. Arizona sheriff says Janet Napolitano “in some trance” about border violence - National drug cartel.
Now I want to Address the Good Intentioned, Good Natured Americans Who Wish to Think that Most if Not All the Illegal Immigrants Coming Across Our Southern Border Illegally are ONLY doing so for Legal, Justified Reasons like "Do jobs that Americans Won't do" to "Provide for their Families in the Land of the Free" America is, INDEED, The Land of Free, Home of the Brave and also the Land of Opportunity. It's all of that and then some. It is these things for those Who come Here LEGALLY the RIGHT Way. Legal Immigrants are Treated with Respect and given Every Opportunity as other American Citizens. No Living in the Shadows or picking lettuce for LEGAL IMMIGRANTS unless that is what they Freely Choose to do. Here are Some Related Articles of What else comes across our Borders and Border Related issues.
87% of illegal Mexican immigrants caught have criminal records I hope people will take the time to not only watch this, but to really pay attention to what those of us in AZ have been trying to warn about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPrl4P9AcrQ&feature=player_embedded
It's OK for Mexico to Secure their Border with Guatemala but America Can't Secure Our Southern Border Against Mexico? Rediculous!!
I May Add More Related Articles at the end of this Blog in the Near Future so Please Feel Free to check back ont his blog every once and a while for UPDATES.
Thank You for taking the time to Educate/Inform Yourself on Illegal Immigration and the Mexico Border Fence. Like I Said in the Beginning, this is a HUGE Important Issue for Each and Every Single American Citizen Who is Hard-Working, Tax-Paying, Law-Abiding, Country-Loving, Legal, Patriot. Demand Congress to Continue to Pressure this President and the Next in 2012 to FINALLY "BUILD THE BORDER FENCE!" It's Long Overdue and Anyone/Everyone Who has Now Read this Can't Claim to be Ignorant or UnIformed Anymore on this Issue.