Friday, May 13, 2005

    Just a Start

    The passage of the REAL ID act is not a final fix for the illegal immigration problem but just a start. Individual states must comply and make sure each drivers license is only issued with the correct legal identification. Should a state bypass the requirements I would be in favor of that state being held totally liable for any damages caused by their neglect.
    For example, A 24-year-old Mexican charged with the Oregon murder of a father and the shooting of his 16-year-old son in a home-invasion robbery is an illegal alien with an Oregon driver's license who has been previously deported from the United States. So the idiots in Oregon gave this illegal alien (a felon right there) a driver's license. Oregon should be held liable for giving a license to a felon - period. I don't care about their sex, their age, their sad story - there is a legal way and an illegal way to enter the USA. If you choose the illegal way you are scum.
    States that do not comply with the REAL ID act should have ALL federal funding suspended in their state. Why not? Federal funding = our tax dollars and why should my tax dollars go back to some state that sanctions illegal aliens?
    Then I read in the Washington Times this: U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. It was disclosed by more than a dozen agents that disclosed orders by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, AZ station "made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration."
    These supervisors should be terminated - fired - given their last checks. What stupidity, ignorance, and disregard for the very task they were sworn to uphold. Sometimes I wonder how close such stupidity boarders on treason when committed by federal officials.


    patrickafir said...

    It is at least a start, although it needs to go well beyond this. I was thinking last night that it's finally a salient point of public discourse. One hopes that the Bush administration will not be able to ignore this for much longer.

    Pundit said...

    The real id act, as applied to immigration, is nonsense. Illegals are here not because they have phony ID but because we are not enforcing the rules already on the books. And when the Minuteman Project got started, Bush called the people vigilantes, all because they were doing what the government is paid to do but won't. And until this administration of fools starts enforcing the laws already on the books, one more act won't make any difference. All it does is cause more grief for legal citizens to get their driver's licenses the legitimate way. If we want more immigration control, we also need to close down all these mexican agencies that come up here, legally, and issue their own mexican immigrant identification cards, legally, that are then readily accepted as valid id at banks, savings & loans, and for employment. The national ID act is another sly attempt at merely controlling a population in this country that is becoming restive and tired of the shenanigans that we get not only from the democrats, but this sitting administration as well. In order to get it passed, this administration links it to illegal immigration to give it appeal. This act, by the way, has a special rider put in by the Bush administration that gives the director of homeland security the power to suspend whatever laws he deems he needs to in order to pursue national security. He can do this, according to the provisions, without judicial review, which is barred by this act. This is a guy appointed by Bush, who heads the nation's largest security force, who is beyond public control and is part of the cabinet, which makes him beyond congressional control as well. People need to be looking closely at what this administration is doing.

    David said...

    "These supervisors should be terminated - fired - given their last checks.... "

    Sweetness and light... No they should not be terminated, although "fired" has a certain appeal... They should be very kindly introduced to Dr. Tarr and Mr. Fether, after which, being ridden out of the country (direction doesn't really matter, though I'd prefer a long "ride" off a short pier) on a rail.

    Were it done in the dead of night, naturally I'd prefer htey be given light to see their way. Say, a lit fuse to hold (close to the tar and fethers, I should hope).

    Fire them, indeed!

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