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By Michael Snyder | The Economic Collapse Blog
Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that. They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren’t hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in our major cities. In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and someday our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government.
According to Texas state Senator Dan Patrick, illegal immigrants have been formally charged with nearly half a million crimes in his state over the past four years alone. And he also says that there are “at least 100,000 illegal immigrant gang members” living in his state right now…
originally posted by: beezzer
A country is defined by it's laws and it's borders. When neither is being acknowledged then you no longer have a country.
Illegal border crossing slowed for a few short years because our economy collapsed and there was no work to be had. Nothing much has really changed in that regard, yet it's now at epic proportions. You want to deny that the flow of illegal border crossings isn't currently at an all time high?
originally posted by: MrSpad
Our borders have been almost completely open for most of out history. It was not until the end of the 1980s when it became a political tool to blame illegals for the decline in the economy because they were taking jobs. Even then through the 1990s having 3000 border agents was considered to be a huge expantion. Now we have 28000 and by far the most secure southern border in our history coupled with some of the lowest numbers of illegals trying enter. And yet everybody runs around like a bunch of idiots screaming about the border. Why? It is a political tool. Complain about the border and claim nobody is doing anything about it, send down the National Guard in what is a purely symbolic action that does nothing, last a short time and declare victory. Bush Jr, Obama and now Perry have all used this tactic. Securing the border is simply not possible. No border in the world is secure.
Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.