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November 16, 2009

Border Security Takes Back Seat to Environmental Concerns

Posted by The MaryHunter at November 16, 2009 3:45 AM

The national embarrassment that is our "border security" continues to not be taken seriously. Now, it's a battle between the Interior and Homeland Security departments:

In the battle on the U.S.-Mexico border, the fight against illegal immigration often loses out to environmental laws that have blocked construction of parts of the "virtual fence" and that threaten to create places where agents can't easily track illegal immigrants.
Documents obtained by Rep. Rob Bishop and shared with The Washington Times show National Park Service staffers have tried to stop the U.S. Border Patrol from placing some towers associated with the virtual fence, known as the Secure Border Initiative or SBInet, on wilderness lands in parks along the border.
In a remarkably candid letter to members of Congress, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department could have to delay pursuits of illegal immigrants while waiting for horses to be brought in so agents don't trample protected lands, and warns that illegal immigrants will increasingly make use of remote, protected areas to avoid being caught.

But wait, it gets better:

The documents also show the Interior Department has charged the Homeland Security Department $10 million over the past two years as a "mitigation" penalty to pay for damage to public lands that agencies say has been caused by Border Patrol agents chasing illegal immigrants.

Rep. Bishop, Utah Republican, is having none of this:

"If wilderness designation gets in the way of a secure southern border, I want the designation changed. "

Good luck with that, bud. We already know that Nappy Napolitano does not consider border security and immigration as paramount to our national interest: political correctness and diversity are much more important. The bizarre priorities of our country, the inter-agency fighting, and enviro-moonbattery run amok in our federal government, all lead toward the same result: our borders are still like a sieve, our national security is still at risk.


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Protection of the U.S. border is clearly not among the administration's top priorities.


Comments

It wasn't a priority of the last administration either. No matter which side you vote for, you get the same agenda.

Posted by: Harry at November 16, 2009 4:13 AM


A photograph and a metaphor. Enough said.

Posted by: Conservigilant at November 16, 2009 4:29 AM


Posted by: Harry at November 16, 2009 4:13 AM

I agree with you 100%. George Bush was no champion of truly serious border control. Oh, and there's that whole immigration reform thing. A profound disappointment was W, in so many ways.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at November 16, 2009 4:41 AM


SOMEHOW I don't see border security among his priorities at all...like ANYTHING that is in Americas interest.

Posted by: TED at November 16, 2009 4:41 AM


Wow that's some pretty pristine dirt in that picture. Can't believe we defiled that beautiful dirt with a fence.

Posted by: Contrarian_Libertarian at November 16, 2009 4:46 AM


Wow that's some pretty pristine dirt in that picture. Can't believe we defiled that beautiful dirt with a fence. What kind of poopyheads are we?

Posted by: Contrarian_Libertarian at November 16, 2009 4:47 AM


We all have to sacrifice for Gaia.

I'm starting a movement to get our fellow members of the human race that live to the south to cross into this land barefoot for Gaia.

Posted by: TheGreatWhiteAmericanWimp at November 16, 2009 5:09 AM


It wasn't a priority of the last administration either.

True right-wingers criticized Bush on this just as they do Obama now. True patriots criticized Bush shaking hands with Darth Inbred (I mean the Saudi king) just as they criticize Obama for kneeling to the same. A single, consistent standard called, "Love Of One's Country."

Leftists, on the other hand, have more than one standard to go by.

Posted by: Conservigilant at November 16, 2009 5:12 AM


Found this. The source is the LA Times. I'd say you won't believe it, but then again, you probably will.

http://www.infowars.com/empowering-the-slave-class-astounding-facts-about-illegals/

Posted by: Harry at November 16, 2009 7:39 AM


So now the DEPT of the INFERIOR said saling the enviroment in for importtant then protecting the nation from illegal aliens and terrorists ITS TIME TO ABOLISH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 16, 2009 8:37 AM


Here in Arizona we're more worried about the stupid rodent thing being able to transverse the border, as its natural habitat is on both sides of the line.

Posted by: czuch at November 16, 2009 9:17 AM


True Bush wasn't no champion of border sercurity and sucked on immigration reform.
But, I'll take Bush over Obama any time.

Posted by: G at November 16, 2009 10:28 AM


That stupid SIERRA CLUB whines that a border fence will block some wildlife from migrating NO FENCE HAS EVER STOPPED BIRDS FROM MIGRATING SIERRA CLUB SUCKHEADS THEY FLY RIGHT OVER THEM SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK

Posted by: Flu-Bird at November 16, 2009 12:34 PM


Citizens with land on the border should get funds (State or federal) to put a double row of wire with aprons (Look it up) along the border with signs that read "tresspassers will be shot" and given clear, public-announced permission to protect their property. That'll solve part of the problem by taking some of the pressure off the police.

If Mexico objects, remind them what happened in 1916 when we got tired of their GANGS invading the southwest.

Posted by: KHarn at November 16, 2009 1:45 PM



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"The documents also show the UN/OAS has charged the Homeland Security Department $10 million over the past two years as a "racism" penalty to pay for disobedience caused by Border Patrol agents chasing illegal immigrants."
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Quote altered for accuracy.

Posted by: chairman soetoro's oprichniki at November 16, 2009 4:16 PM


Posted by: Harry at November 16, 2009 7:39 AM

While those numbers could very well be true for all I know, the LA Times says they are a hoax. At least, as far as being attributed to The La-La Times. The linked post is from their Latin American blog "La Plaza", dated July 25, 2008.

I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: The MaryHunter at November 16, 2009 4:55 PM


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