Why Do Liberals Want Our Border Unsecured?

I can’t for the life of me understand how any of these idiots can JUSTIFIABLY not want to secure the borders of America.  There is not argument that holds water.  It will cut ILLEGAL immigration, save money by reducing the costs of dealing with the illegals, not to mention reduce the handouts that cost us billions, and reduce the chances that terrorists who want to do us harm can sneak across the border to attack us.  Not that that matters now.  We have let in enough muslims who want to kill us, and let them start recruiting and spreading like a cancer that sealing off the border to them wouldn’t matter anymore.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/16/national-park-service-putting-holes-in-border-secu//print/

The Washington Times

Originally published 05:45 a.m., November 16, 2009, updated 03:31 p.m., November 16, 2009

Environmental laws put gaps in Mexico border security

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Stephen Dinan

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.

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.

“I want this resolved so border security has the precedence down there. If wilderness designation gets in the way of a secure southern border, I want the designation changed,” said Mr. Bishop, Utah Republican, who requested the documents. “If it means you lose a couple of acres of wilderness, I don’t think God will blame us at the judgment bar for doing that.”

The conflict between the environment and border security has raged for the past decade as better enforcement in urban areas has pushed the flow of illegal immigrants into Arizona and straight into some of the nation’s most remote and fragile desert.

A major problem is wilderness – lands deemed so pristine that they should be maintained in that condition, free of man-made structures.  (But the tons of garbage left by illegal immigrants sneaking across the border through these lands is OK?  And the marijuana farms that the Mexican drug cartels who have set up shop in theses national forests don’t count as “man made structures.)

Wilderness is governed under a 1964 law that imposed strict rules that tie Border Patrol agents’ hands, and there is a lot of that land along the border. According to the Congressional Research Service, California has 1.8 million acres of wilderness within 100 miles of the border, and Arizona has 2.5 million acres. New Mexico and Texas have smaller plots.

According to e-mails obtained by Mr. Bishop, Park Service officials at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and at the Denver office that oversees the park said they will not allow the Border Patrol to place electronic surveillance towers on parts of the park that are designated wilderness.

(Read complete article HERE)


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