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Homeland Security's Racist Online Activities ... Smearing the "Opposition'?

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posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 08:58 PM
Recently the DHS and Border Patrol was cought (or at least their computers were) in making racist comments at an online news paper on a story regarding 'undocumented immigrants'.

The article in question: Border Patrol Interrupts Boat Ride

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of Wayne County District Attorney Richard Healy, are investigating posts on the Wayne County Star’s website that purport to have been made from U.S. Border Patrol/Homeland Security computers.

One post pretended to be from a woman with a Mexican boyfriend; the other two posts insinuated the boat had come from Cuba, berated farmers, accused them of breaking the law and praised the Border Patrol for doing a good job.

Interesting. Merely the work of racists working for the DHS? Or a deliberate attempt to smear undocumented immigrants and raise the public's vitriol?

Is this overstepping a boundary or is it in your opinion a legitimate act on the part of the government?

I personally say no.

This is an obvious attempt covertly sway public opinion and smear the Border Patrol's 'enemy'.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:38 AM
How is pointing out that someone is an "undocumented" immigrant = illegal immigrant a smear job and not a statement of fact? I know many people in my office from Asia and Latin America, all have green cards, visas or are working on becoming citizens. If they can do it, why is it so hard to ask if of people right across our southern border? Why should they get special treatment we wouldn't offer people from China, Thailand, or Venezuela? If the law is the law, then all should follow it, or none. If you need documentation upon entering the US to work, and employers need to report you for tax reasons (why should I pay taxes out of my paycheck while "undocumented workers" don't?), the come over legally. Yes the Border Patrol will look for people who fit certain descriptions - they should have asked ALL aboard the boat for ID or proof of citizenship, but really, what do you want them to do? Not check vehicles in their areas?

In my area in Texas, ALL people go through the check points with the drug dogs, and all people are aware they are subject to search. I know plenty of innocent Caucasian people who've had their cars taken apart because the dog seemed to alert on something when nothing was there.... but then I also see the results of their busts and amount of drugs and people hidden in vehicles and realize I'd rather they search me and find nothing then NOT search someone else and miss a great deal.

Don't fault the Border Patrol for paroling the border.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:34 PM
haha I have to concur.

"undocumented" worker is a socialist euphemism for "illegal" worker.

The border patrol should be all over them.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:42 PM
If the passengers weren't Latinos, but were Anglos, I don't think they would have been stopped.

I am in favor of preventing illegal aliens from coming into the U.S., but unfortunately law enforcement seems to think everyone who is brown is an illegal.

The article says the Latinos in question have applied for citizenship and are awaiting approval and therefore have their legalization, and hopefully their citizenship, in progress.

They are not the kind of people we need to arrest or send back to Mexico or somewhere else in Latin America.

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