(/sites/default/files/uploads/2014/10/aaaunnamed.jpg)Today we will focus our attention on the US/Mexican border and seek to determine just how secure that border is. On October 16, 2014 the Tea Party Patriots released a hard-hitting documentary, “The Border States of America.” The subtitle of this film makes the importance and relevance of the immigration crisis clear to all Americans in each and every state: “Every State Is Now a Border State.”
The documentary is available online for free (although contributions are welcome). It is a must-see film that will lay waste to any claim that our border is secure. I am proud to appear in this important film.
Please make certain to forward my article about this important film to as many folks as you can – it is vital that we provide as many of our fellow Americans with the unvarnished truth. I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
On October 13, 2014 Breitbart published an article about the film, “’Border States Of America’: New Documentary To Highlight Insecure Border, Rampant Lawlessness In America.”
Here is how the article begins:
A new documentary from the Tea Party Patriots will highlight the insecure border with Mexico, featuring interviews with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and scores of law enforcement officials who serve along the entire U.S. border with Mexico.
The documentary, titled “Border States of America,” is hosted by Nick Searcy—a star from the FX television series Justified where he plays a U.S. Marshal.
“Every day brings another example of the disastrous consequences of open borders and amnesty,” Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement about the documentary. “First, it was a humanitarian wave of crime and disease, now suspected terrorists are being apprehended with who knows how many slipping through; and of course there’s now the question of Ebola. Border States of America with Nick Searcy is a must-watch for those who care about the Republic’s security and sovereignty.”
In the statement, Searcy said that this is something that should concern every American.
“Every American who locks the house at night should care about this. The rest of you should keep your house open. Somebody might need something,” Searcy said.
Border security is a key issue that has been debated by politicians from both parties for a number of years. The Obama administration has insisted that the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico has never been more secure.
Many of these politicians have established achieving “border security” as a pre-requisite to implementing a massive amnesty program to provide unknown millions of illegal aliens with lawful status and, of necessity, the official identity documents to provide evidence of such lawful status having been conferred on these aliens whose identities, backgrounds, actual dates of entry and reasons for violating our borders and our laws will, almost invariably be forever unknown and unknowable.
I have written extensively about the extreme dangers that such a program would create for America and Americans, making it clear that there is far more to be considered in addressing the failures of the immigration system that have so profoundly impacted America and Americans by undermining national security, public safety, public health and, in general the well-being of Americans in every city and state from coast to coast and border to border.
On July 7, 2014 FrontPage Magazine published my article “Border Security and the Immigration Colander” in which I discussed the myriad components of the immigration system and how all of these components are failing to provide for the safety and security and well-being of the United States and its citizens.
On August 2, 2012 Fox News Latino posted my Op-Ed piece, “Opinion: Drawing The Line On National Security.” In my article I took on the issue of border security and the false claims made by the Obama administration about how secure America’s southern border actually was.
Here is an excerpt of my article which includes an outrageous statement made by Obama as he stood before an audience in El Paso, Texas on May 10, 2011:
On May 10, 2011, President Obama addressed a crowd in El Paso, Texas, a city that’s located just north of what is arguably Mexico’s most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, where he said in part:
“…We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be some who will try to move the goal posts one more time (someone in the crowd yells ‘racists!’).”
“They said we need to triple the border patrol. Or now they’ll say we need to quadruple the border patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat! They’ll never be satisfied, and I understand that. That’s politics. But the truth is the measures we’ve put in place are getting results.”
That event and the President’s remarks were noted in a news report, “Obama: Republicans Want a ‘Moat’ With ‘Alligators’ on the Border,” posted by Fox News that day that included the unforgettable and, indeed, unforgivable statement that those who are not satisfied with the state of border security perhaps would want a moat with alligators to be installed along the border.
It is beyond belief that the President of the United States would gleefully ridicule American citizens whose concerns about border security are, as the documentary makes abundantly clear, entirely justified. Failures in border security cost American lives each and every day.
America’s borders are its first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists, transnational criminals and dangerous communicable diseases.
In point of fact, aliens whose presence in the United States would create these three threats to national security, public safety and public health are among the categories of excludible aliens as delineated in Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182. That list of excludible aliens also includes aliens who suffer from extreme mental illness and are prone to violence or are sex offenders, aliens who have been previously deported, are convicted felons or are fugitives from justice. Additionally, aliens who are human rights violators, war criminals, spies and terrorists are also deemed excludible, as are aliens who would become public charges or work illegally, thereby displacing Americans in the workforce or causing wages or working conditions to be adversely impacted.
The first paragraph found in the preface of the “9⁄11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel” echoes the true significance of border security, including the process by with visas are issued to foreign nationals (aliens) seeking entry into the United States. Here is that first paragraph:
“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.”
When you watch the film I want you to think about that paragraph from the 9⁄11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel.
I also want you to give some thought to something else – just as the claims of border security are false, so too are any claims by the administration that applications filed by aliens seeking immigration benefits, including the granting of political asylum, resident alien status and even United States citizenship, are being effectively screened to protect America and Americans.
My parents taught me that I would teach people how to treat me by demonstrating what I was willing to accept from those who dealt with me. Our political “leaders” have become emboldened to act against the best interests of America and Americans to satisfy their campaign contributors – in essence turning those campaign contributions into legal bribes. We have ourselves to blame.
As Americans we not only have the right, but the obligation to ourselves, our fellow Americans, our children and their children to stand up and be heard. The immigration crisis is not about “Left” or “Right” but about right or wrong.
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