Friday, May 12, 2006

More Bush Blather?

With his finger held high testing the ill-winds of his polls, President Bush will deliver a prime-time televised speech on Monday to push for a broad overhaul of immigration laws (amnesty) and reportedly will propose utilizing our National Guard to beef-up border security.

As always, with the Bush administration look at what they do, not what they say, or imply. If Bush is finally going act to close our dangerous, porous southern border.... permanently.... then it is truly a policy U-turn. As for new immigration laws, Bush isn't enforcing the ones we have.

A little recent history.

Over a dozen U. S. Border Patrol agents said that they have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where the Minutemen patrolled in April.

Why? To hide the effectiveness of the volunteer Minutemen patrols.

U.S. Border agents reported being told by their supervisors to keep new arrests to an "absolute minimum" to offset the effect of the Minutemen vigil along a 23-mile section of the border. Several field agents credited the volunteers with cutting the flow of illegal aliens in the targeted Naco, AZ area from 500 a day to less than 15 a day.

Grateful area residents placed a half-page ad in the Sierra Vista Herald on May 7, 2006, that read: "Thanks for doing what our government won't--close the border to illegal aliens. It was the quietest month we've had in many years....You made us feel safe because the border was closed."

The Washington Post reported that "White House officials were intentionally vague on the National Guard deployment," while Pentagon officials emphasized that "any military support would be limited." What Bush will actually propose about border security in his speech is still under wraps.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) said he was concerned that the Bush administration had not consulted directly with him and other governors of border states. Does this sound like a sound, sincere and determined approach to the border security problem?

No matter how many laws are passed, it's the will to enforce those laws that count.

We'll listen to what Bush has to say on Monday... but keep a close eye on results. He must secure our southern border first, before enacting any amnesty programs for illegal aliens.

No more empty words...we want action!

1 comment:

P. Campbell said...

Giving your money away and trying to snow us with empty rhetoric is what our government does best.