posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 09:26 PM
First of all, this is an opinion piece more than it is a news article. Secondly, the fact that Halliburton has the contract is a huge red flag to the
hate Bush crowd. Thirdly, the theme of this article is not so much the creation of detention camps for illegals, as it is the lack of US expenditures
in Latin America to which I can only reply: It's time to take care of our problems at home. We can worry about development later, not that that has
I see nothing in the factual part of this story that indicates that the "constitution is just a piece of paper to these people."
The Halliburton subsidiary KBR (formerly Brown and Root) announced on Jan. 24 that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the
Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps. Two weeks later, on Feb. 6, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that the
Fiscal Year 2007 federal budget would allocate over $400 million to add 6,700 additional detention beds (an increase of 32 percent over 2006). This
$400 million allocation is more than a four-fold increase over the FY 2006 budget, which provided only $90 million for the same purpose.
Both the contract and the budget allocation are in partial fulfillment of an ambitious 10-year Homeland Security strategic plan, code-named ENDGAME,
authorized in 2003. According to a 49-page Homeland Security document on the plan, ENDGAME expands "a mission first articulated in the Alien and
Sedition Acts of 1798." Its goal is the capability to "remove all removable aliens," including "illegal economic migrants, aliens who have
committed criminal acts, asylum-seekers (required to be retained by law) or potential terrorists."Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
There is a news story here, but it is ignored in deference to political claptrap.
The United States NEEDS an immigrant work force.
There may be an element of truth here, though it should not be the case. What the United States does not need is an illegal
It's time for America to get a grip on a problem that has festered for decades and our very survival depends on it. When the going gets tough, the
tough get going.
[edit on 2006/2/23 by GradyPhilpott]