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April 14, 2005

Border Disorder

A little lunacy pertaining to the border situation.

The Arizona Republic reports that Patrick Haab of Mesa, an Army reservist assigned to a special forces unit, held at gunpoint seven individuals who had invaded our reputedly sovereign country. He is not known to be affiliated with the Minutement or any similar group, but as a civic-minded patriot, took the initiative to defend his country.

When the authorities arrived, instead of thanking Haab, they arrested him for "suspicion of aggravated assault."

Unaware of whose side our Government is on, one illegal alien recently got himself killed escaping from the Border Patrol. After proclaiming that he had stomach pains, he jumped out the back of an ambulance and died on impact with Route 86.

He needn't have gone to so much trouble to escape. They most likely would have let him go anyway, like they did the 11 illegal aliens who were just released in Fairfax, Virginia, where they were picked up on a traffic violation after driving nonstop from Arizona. The Washington Times reports that before they were released, they were asked to come back later for further processing.

"It's up to them whether they come back," said Ernestine Fobbs, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. "If they do not, they will be considered fugitives, and once we do encounter them again, they'll be removed from the United States. They stand to lose a lot if they do not appear."

Sure they do.

Meanwhile the Mexican Army is escorting drug runners to parts of the border not defended by the Minutemen, enraging Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, who had this to say on the topic:

President Bush should publicly denounce Mexico's latest act to curb U.S. law. The president of Mexico is threatening to sue any member of the Minutemen who have contact with a Mexican national, threatening to take the U.S. into the International Court of Justice at the Hague over the passage of Prop 200 in Arizona, and is providing transportation to Mexican nationals trying to sneak into the U.S. One could say he is acting in the best interest of his nation. Isn't it unfortunate we cannot say the same thing about President Bush?

But I don't mean to be picking on Mexicans. Rep Mark Souder (R-IN) — the senior Republican on the Homeland Security committee — is reportedly fed up with Canadians who won't cooperate on border defense.

"We were hoping that the Canadians were more advanced than apparently they are. We'd like to think that as an advanced Western nation, Canada is committed to devoting some resources to this," he told the National Post in response to a report on security shortcomings documented by the border agents' union. "We would like to have Canada as a joint partner rather than a junior partner. But if you don't spend the money, you become a junior partner."

Posted by Van Helsing at April 14, 2005 6:35 AM


I see the Arizona Republic first referred to the illegals as "immigrants," then later as "undocumented immigrants." My wife is an immigrant, because she has a green card. If she lost it, she'd be an "undocumented immigrant."

Political Correctness is giving us Orwell's Newspeak.

Posted by: Abe of Lincoln at April 15, 2005 11:41 PM

Good point, Abe. This is why I prefer the term "invader" for aliens sneaking into country illegally. They are quite a different group from legitimate immigrants.

Posted by: Van Helsing at April 16, 2005 10:11 AM