Saturday, August 20, 2005

Declarations of Emergency...

In the past week the governors of Arizona and New Mexico have declared states of emergency. California is considering such a move as well. This was done in order to get federal funds to handle the enormous influx of illegal aliens that have entered their states. This has become a huge national problem that the Bush administration and Congress have refused to address. What makes this weeks declarations a bit unusual is that the governors of Arizona and New Mexico are both Democrats. This had been a conservative and Republican issue in the campaigns and they have failed to act. Now they risk having the Democrats do an end run on them and take this as one of their issues. These 2 governors have not asked for additional border agents or help from the Minute Men groups. They have just asked for more money, which must be a natural reaction for Democratic politicians.

We as a country can not continue to allow all these illegal aliens coming in unchecked. It is estimated that 700,000 illegals a year come from Mexico alone. About 80% of all the crime along the Arizona border is being committed by illegal aliens. There are about 3 million illegal immigrants in California alone. There are 30,000 undocumented felons in California prisons. This is costing the states affected millions of dollars each year to deal with these problems. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks the United States requested 2,000 more border agents, yet the Bush administration authorized only 200 in its most recent budget request. All we hear out of Washington is how we need these people to take the jobs Americans wont and that we need a guest worker program. What we need is border security and enforcing the laws we already have on the books. The federal government has refused to enforce the laws and has refused to help financially with the states now being overwhelmed. Once again we have been sold a line by the federal government and they are preparing a new sales pitch for the campaigns in 2006 and 2008. I think yet again they will make promises and then never act…


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