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Originally quoted by semperfortis
The last time I came back from overseas, at the airport I was required to remove my shoes, take off my coat and shirt and submit to a physical search of my belongings. Where is the search being done on the Illegal Aliens swarming our borders. YES we need a wall, surveillance cameras and a controlled access point so that those truly wishing to come into this country, may do so after being searched and properly identified. Why are we so worried about a Terrorist coming here on a plane, when they can simply walk across our border along any point of the 2000 mile unguarded southern border.
Is a fence the ultimate solution? Of course not, but it is something. Something more than we are doing at the present time. I mean it is OUR land, unless you subscribe to the "we stole it and should give it back" mind set, which I do not. Every country has been stolen by someone at one time or another. This is our country now and we have a right to protect it. I have even read all kinds of comments being directed at the Minutemen. Average, ordinary U.S. Citizens, going out and doing what they feel is right and doing it within the limits of the law. Is that not what this country is all about? Government of the People, by the People?
It is our country and we absolutely must secure it. At least as well as we are the airports and seaports. I say build a fence, put up the cameras and put the National Guard there. If someone wants in, go through the channels. So it takes some time, sorry for your luck. There are some of us here that are hanging in there in OUR country trying to right some wrongs and fix some problems. We are not jumping ship and running over anyone else's borders. Maybe some of them should try and fix their country instead of demanding that we allow them complete and unfettered access to ours.
Originally posted by ceci2006
Right now, the immigration process in the United States is flawed. Because it is faulty, people--who are desperate to escape their circumstances--will do anything to cross the border. They will even risk death.
Originally posted by jsobecky
I liked the idea of using a "biometric" ID card that Bush put forth. It will stop the use of forged documents.
Originally posted by semperfortis
I really really think this is a HUGE issue. I however do NOT have all of the answers to the questions running around in my head and that's why I wanted input from all of you. There is currently a "write your congressman campaign" going on and a "call your senator" so this has gotten people really un in the air.
Originally posted by xander68
Also I find it laughable that they are threatening to sue us in our own courts over this.
Originally posted by jsobecky
JIMC5499, if that case ever ends up in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, there is a very real possibility that Mexico would prevail. They are the most liberal court in the land.